Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, August 24, 1889, Image 1

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    Transient Aflrertisements BeM ,
AX ttto Bran oil Offices of Tlio
For .to-morrow's issue Tip to 9 o'clock P. Jfc
For list of branch offices in the various dis
tricts gee THIRD PAGE.
Transient Advertisements,
Should be banded in at the main advertising
office of The Dispatch, Fifth avenue, np to
Pittsburg, Saturday, august" 24 1889 sixteen- pages.
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New England Iron Manufactur
ers Petition for Free Coal
and Iron Ore.
And Compete With the Industries of
Tie Only Eastern Concern Making Money
Depends Solely on Scrap Iron for Ita Sup
plyWhy Goremor Ames Signed the
AntWTarlff Petition Aa Much of a Pro
tectionist aa Erer No Politics In the
Matter! It's All Business The Inter
State Commerce Law Alio Blamed
Representative Breckinridge Agrees
With Senntor Hampton' Views on the
Sonth and Ita Iron Industries.
New England iron manufacturers, irre
spective of politics, have signed a petition
for the abolition of duties on iron ore and
coal. Their reason is that Pennsylvania
competition is shutting np factories all over
the Eastern States, where the manufacturers
are ever glad when fire destroys their mills
and allows them to quit business.
rsrrciAi. telegram to the dispa.tch.1
J3S oeth Easton, Mass., August 23.
Comment has been made in several jiews
papers because Governor Ames signed the
petition of the iron manufacturers of New
England for the abolition of the duties on
iron ore and coal. Speaking of this fact to
day, he said that he did not deserve any
credit for it, because it was simply what he,
as a shovel manufacturer, and what the
other iron manufacturers have been forced
to do for self preservation.
More than this, as the Governor says, and
as is learned from another reliable source,
this whole movement is outside of politics.
The Governor says that nearly every Repub
lican manufacturer in this line with whom
he is acquainted has signed the petition.
They are
because, if they do not secure this relief,
they feel that their industries will be doomed
for the sake of the prosperity of Pennsyl
vania, or, at best, can but prolong a miser
able existence, fed by scrap iron only.
Governor Ames wished to be clearly
understood as being as much of a protec
tionist as ever, but said he: "There is
reason in all things, and, when the system
has been carried as far as it has in this case,
so that many industries have been ruined,
,H U time for a change." He mentioned
-nauy large iron establishments which have""
Wecome extinct because they were unable,
Tith the high duty on iron and coal (which
shuts out the raw material from the British
provinces), to compete with the Pennsyl
vania manufacturers.
He cited the Old Colony "Work at
Squawbetty (in Baynham, close by Taun
ton), where there formerly were a shovel
shop, a rolling mill and a nail factory, each
doing a large and prosperous business,
which had been forced to close altogether.
At Fall Biver there was till recently an
immense iron establishment making rails,
rolled iron, sheet iron and like products.
The business has been discontinued, the ma
chinery torn out, and the buildings will be
used for a cotton factory. A large iron es
tablishment at Somerset has been driven out
of existence. The large works at East "Wey
mouth no longer exist. The same is true of
manufactories at Dighton, Middleboro and
Portland. Formerly they were prosperous
and employed many men. To-day their
business is annihilated and their workmen
are scattered.
The great works of Bridgewater, which
produced shafts for steamboats and gun
boats, and which also did a large rail busi
ness, have closed their doors. At East
Bridgewater a fortunate fire destroyed the
works, and the owners could not be induced
to rebuild, because the fire gave them an
easy escape from a losing business.
At JlonmouthIe., was formerly a fac
tory which produced a large nnmber of
shovels. To-day the Ames manufactory, in
this town, is the only shovel works in New
England, and even here the business is not
as large as formerly.
The stove industry of New England is
having a hard time. The .Kinsley Machine
Company at Canton, oVned by the Ameses,
is said to be probably the only iron estab
lishment in the States which is
and its prosperity is due to the fact that it
is engaged upon specialties. And even this
prosperity is possible only because it does
not use pig iron, but depends upon scrap.
All these closed establishments, and many
others, have been driven out of business by
the impossibility of getting cheap raw ma
terial, owing to the tariff.
. Hence it is that the Governor says:
"It is not a question of politics; it is a
question of life or death." He believes
that the present movement will be strong
enough to obtain a modification of the
duties on iron and coal. He charges to the
inter-State commerce law a part of the low
condition of the New England iron busi
ness, and regards that law as a needless
with the laws of trade. To quote his own
words: "I don't believe in interfering with
industry. I believe in free competition."
The law, he says, "tells the railroads what
they shall sell their transportation for. It
is like the Government's stepping into a
store and telling the storekeeper for what
price he shall sell his goods. The railroads
ought to be free to compete as they please,
under the natural condition of trade, with
out interference on the part of the Govern
ment. As it is, the purchaser names his
price and the seller has nothing to say
about it."
The Governor renewed his statement of
hit faith in the doctrine of protection, and
illustrated his meaning. If the protection
is such that the business is very profitable,
then others will rush into it and the price of
the product would be forced down.
will regulate the price apart from the for
eign production; and the rate of duty, as he
sees it, lu no way determines the price of
the article. The only exception he ould
make to this general rule, that profitable
manufacture will invite competitors and
greatly diminish the profit, is in the case of
articles protected by a patent.
One reason why Governor Ames would
have pig iron and coal admitted free is be
cause but little labor, comparatively, is con
cerned in their production. There is the
"blowing out" of the iron ore, and the dig
ging of the coal, but that work is of small
value and is of a coarse grade compared
with the work wiich is put upon the manu
factured product. Hence, says he, "from the
point of view of the interest of labor, it
would be much better if pig iron and coal
were admitted free from the provinces.
Breckinridge, ibo SHrer-Tongucd, Thinks
Senator Hampton's Views Correct
The Sonth nnd Her Position on
the Subject of Protec
tion, rsr ecial TELioniM to tiie nisrATCB.1
Washington, August 23 Representa
tive Breckinridge, of Kentucky, is in the
city, and to anybody who will talk with
him on the subject he is ready to explain
why the South will not favor protection to
an extent that will threaten the domination
of the Democratic party. Mr. Breckin
ridge takes similar ground with Senator
Wade Hampton, who was quoted in The
Dispatch a day or two ago. Both think
that the South will see that it is to her in
terest to favor so low a tariff that the North
will cease to be a competitor in the matter
of manufactures now springing- up with
wonderful rapidity in the South.
"The Northern iron and steel makers are
maintained by the tariff," Mr. Breckinridge
says, "and without the tariff all the iron
and steel manufacturers in the United
States would be produced in the South."
He admits, however, that the chief reason
why the South can outrival the North in a
free field is because in that section labor is
much cheaper. When asked how it is that
with the high prices claimed to exist as a
result of the tariff the South does not under
sell the North and monopolize the market,
Mr. Breckinridge goes into one of those
brilliant orations which so often put the
House and galleries asleep.
. A friend of Mr. Breckinridge, a protec
tion Democrat, declares that the interests of
Southern and Northern manufacturers are
identical and cannot be separated. An in
ternational policy which would injure one
would injure all. The advantage of cheaper
labor which the Sonth now enjoys, he says,
will soon be lost, with the more perfect
organization of Southern workingmen, who,
when they reach such organization, will
not be content to accept a penny less wages
than their Northern brethren.
The Life of a Man Saved by an Act
Great Heroism.
Boston, August 23. One of the most
thrilling rescues of a person abont.to be
killed by a fast express train was witnessed
to-day at Forest Hills station, Providence
division of the Old Colony Railroad.
A laborer was standing in a hole, with his
head and shoulders above the rails, uncon
scious of the fact tharthe -providence ex
jiress was bearing down upon him at the
"rate of 50 miles xzr hour: A gravel train was
passing on the next track, and this drowned
the. noise of the approaching express.
Switchman Frank iPugh was the only man
who saw the laborer's peril, and he jumped
to rescue him. In the face of almostcertain
death, Pugh grabbed him by the shoulders
and actually lifted him bodily, at the same
time jumping back just in time to avoid be
ing struck by the engine.
It was one of the bravest and most daring
rescues ever seen. Had Pugh hesitated one
instant alter reaching the man, both would
have been ground into fragments, and any
attemDt to have warned him bv Khnntinv
would have availed nothing, as the noise of
tne passing gravel tram would have drowned
the voice.
A Former is Poisoned After Being Perse
cuted byJSnemies.
Frederick, Md., August 23. The
death of Brish W. Burgess, the farmer who
drank of poisoned whisky, is being investi
gated by detectives, who say they will soon
unravel the mystery. They suspect foul
play, and intimate that relatives of the vic
tim are implicated. The Coroner's jury,
after hearing all the evidence in the case,
came to the conclusion that the old man
was poisoned by strychnine.
Several months before his death a series
of incidents occurred at the place that
tended to worry him greatly, and this, in
connection with the alleged betrayal of his
daughter Annie,gave credence to the theory
of .suicide. An attempt had been made to
fire his property, followed by an attempt to
steal the horses on the place, and $65 in
money and a gold watch chain had been
stolen from a room in the house.
He Is Being Shown the Sights in the Lone
Star Stnte.
El Paso, Tex., August 23. Speaker
John G. Carlisle arrived here this forenoon
as a guest of the citizens. He visited the Bio
Grande river above the city, where it is
proposed to build a 60-foot stone dam. This
dam will be an international work, designed
to store water for irrigation and control the
Bio Grande during high water, so as to
regulate the boundary between the United
States and Mexico. Mr. Carlisle expressed
himself as in favor of .this nlan as the best
solution to the continual change in the Bio
Grande boundary.
He also favored a reciprocity treaty with
Mexico. A large and enthusiastic mass
meeting was held here last night to protest
against a threatened change in the United
States Tieasury rnling on the importation of
Mexican silver lead ores.
A Kansas Murderer Una n CIoso Call From
Wichita, Kan,, August 23. On Au
gust 10 Robert Snyder, a saloon keeper at
Eldorado, killed his wife and mother-in-law.
Last evening a mob made an attack on
the jail, and when the-officers saw that they
could not hold out, Snyder was dropped out
of a back window with two officers, and run
across the country to Leon in a buggy, and
from there brought to Wichita. The Eldo
rado people threaten to send a committee ot
100 to this city to Jynch Snyder.
Mrs. Maybrlck'a Frlenda Not Satisfied.
London, August 23. The Maybrick
committee has resolved to agitate for a par
don on the ground that the decision of
Home Secretary Matthews shows that there
is a reasonable doubt whether Mr. May
brick was poisoned.
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Messrs. Quay, Cameron, Clarksonand
Andrews Coming to Pittsburg,
Minor Postoffices to be Distributed Before
the Leaden Leave
State Politics to tie Attended to, Taen More Important
Chairman Andrews is reported headed
toward Pittsburg, where a conference is to
be held at which Quay, Cameron, Clarkson
and other leaders will be present, and at
which the cross-roads postoffices will be dis
tributed. Other State politics, leading up
to national matters, will then be taken in
Philadelphia, August 23. William
H. Andrews, Chairman of the Republican
State Committee, left the city this morning
on the 8:50 train, for the West. It was
whispered about that he will jonrney
through Pittsburg, where he will be joined
by United States Senators Quay and Cam
eron, State Senator Delamater and First
Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson.
The programme, as understood, is as fol
lows: At Pittsburg, the Pennsylvanians
and Mr. Clarkson will arrange the list of
county cross-roads postoffices for distribu
tion, and each Congressman will be re
quested to name the persons whomhe desires
to have appointed. In the Democratic dis
tricts the distribution will be made by
Chairman Andrews, on the recommendation
of the County Committes.
, other matters next.
After affairs have been arranged for this
State, Chairman Andrews will return to
Philadelphia and place himself in commu
nication with the county chairmen and
members of (he State Committee. Senators
Cameron and Delamater will return to their
homes, while Senator Quay and Assistant
Postmaster General Clarkson will leave for
Wheeling, W. Va., where they will be
joined by General Goff, and it is said Gen
eral Mahone, who has been nominated for
Governor of Virginia, will also be present.
It is understood that every effort will be
made to assist General Goff to perfect the
machinery of the party in West Virginia,
and that National Chairman Quay, who is a
warm friend of Mahone, will leave nothing
undone to shape affairs in Virginia to assist
General Mahone's candidacy.
It is further understood that Chairman
Quay, after arranging matters in the States
mentioned, will leave, for Washington,
where the Executive Committee of the Na
tional Committee will discuss the question
of the election! in the four new States, and
that every effort is to be made to try and
secure supremacy in the States voting this
The officers of the Democratic societies of
Pennsylvania, of which Chauncey F. Black
is President, will meet'at York on Wednes
day next, to fix a time and place for the
holding of a convention ef the Democratic
societies and clubs. Major John D. Wor
man has issued notice to the clubs through
out the State to send in their lists of dele
gates. Candidate Henry K. Boyer will deliver
an address at the Grangers' picnic at Will
iams' Grove next week.
Representative Krep, of Franklin, and
Richmond, of this city, also Colonel A.
Louden Snowden. were callers at the State
Committee rooms to-day.
Postmaster General Wanamaker, who is
still in this city, declines to say anything
regarding Governmental affairs, and is de
voting his time strictly to mercantile busi
A Texas Tough Starts Out With That Idea.
Bat Cornea to Grief.
Gainesville, Tex., August 23. Ed
Hendrix, a negro, came to town last even
ing from William Perry's ranch in the In
dian Territory. He got drnnk and tied up
his bronco. Then he took his Winchester
and went out to paint the town. He charged
through "Negro Town," and whenever he
met a negro he threw his Winchester down
on him and compelled him to dance a
double shuffle for several minutes. He at
last rode up to Jarrett's store, called out
Lewis Grover, a lad 16 years old, and after
coaxing the boy into the street, he ordered
him to double-shuffle.
This the boy refused to do, and at once
the negro placed the muzzle of his Win
chester against the lad's breast, cocked the
gun and pulled the trigger, but Grover
struck the gun and knocked it down just as
it was discharged, the ball going between
his legs, slightly grazing his thigh. Hen
drix endeavored to get out of town but was
soon overtaken by officers, arrested and
jailed. Complaint was made against him
shortly afterward by Grove, charging him
with assault to murder.
His Valuable Senrlces to Science Kecog
. nlzed by Queen Victoria. '
Ottawa, Ont., August 23. Prof.
Ezekiel Stone Wiggins, weather prophet
and Chief Clerk of the Finance Depart
ment, says he is to be knighted by Queen
Victoria. "I have every reason for believ
ing that the value of the services I have
rendered in the interests of science during
the past few years is at last to be
recognized by Her Majesty, whom I
understand is about conferring an imperial
title upon me. My greatest discovery is the
earth's recession from the sun, which has
been corroborated by nearly every scientist
of note in the world, ijueen v ictoria has
taken a great personal interest in my work,
more particularly on account of the warn
ing I gave to Princess Louise, who was
about embarking from Canada for England,
not to venture upon the ocean until one of
the great storms I had predicted had passed
The Amalgamated Association of St. Louis
Declarea War on the Celestials.
St. Louis, August 23. The labor unions
of the city have taken up the fight of the
laundry girls against the Chinese, and at
the meeting to-night of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Workers, all
members of the union were requested to
boycott Chinese laundries. It was also de
cided to form the laundry girls into a union,
so that they will receive fair wages from the
laundry proprietors.
A member of the Trades and Labor As
sembly said that the organization of the
laundry girls into a union would be begun
as soon as the committee on organization
reported its plan for doing tbat
work. It would take some time to make
this union perfect, and to arrive at an under-
sianaingwim tne American Mnndrvmen
the Chinese laundries wonia be begun I
The Terrible Effects of n Wet Summer
Diphtheria and Typhoid Fever Rav
aging the Eastern End of
the State Cattle Dy
ing Rapidly.
Beading. Aueuit 23. The peculiar
epidemic th at has visited the people living I
in and around the village of Newmanstown
and in general throughout the northern
part of Berks county, has abated and most
of the sufferers are recovering,, although
some of them are still severely ill. As many
as 45 persons at one time were in a critical
condition, being attacked with unexplain
able vomiting, dysentery and kindred dis
orders. Careful investigation by physicians
from this city has 'ascertained the cause to
be attributable to the unnsual and continu
ous rains which, with but-short intermission,
have fallen throughout the summer. Simi
lar but even more serious epidemic diseases,
arising from, presumably like causes, have
broken out in other places in the east
ern part of this State. At Chester
the citizens residing on the lower flats nave
been afflicted with diphtheria, typhoid and
intermittent fevers, and-in a few instances
by scarlet fever. One undertaker in the af
flicted neighborhood has buried ten persons
who have died of diphtheria and fevers
within a week, and a single physician now
has 60 cases. In Carbondale and elsewhere
in neighboring counties, many cases of diph
theria and fever have been reported. In the
town of Carbondale 15 cases of malignant
diphtheria were reported in one day from
different parts of the place. In nearly every
case the disease was pronounced -to be of a
virulent type, and" half a dozen cases have
already proven fataL
Accompanying the epidemic of diseases
among men and women in the State arising
from the prolonged wet weather, a variety
of strange and dangerous maladies has
broken out among the.' cattle in Berks
county, in Chester county, in the lower end
of Luzerne, and also in Westmoreland
county. Hundreds of valuable cows have
been destroyed, and the alarming diseases
are reported to be rapidly spreading. .A
still more deadly disease has made its ap
pearance among" iho cattle in the south
ern end of Chester county. The cows
were suddenly smitten with total
blindness. Another sort of distemper
has seized the Luzerne county bo vines. The
illness lasts onlv a few hours and results
almost Invariably in death. The cattle are
taken with sudden cramps and suffer untold
agony until death relieves them, of the tor
ment. The matter has been reported to the
State Board of Agriculture. Throughout
Westmoreland county the cattle are dying
to an equally alarming extent The disease
with, which they are afflicted is known to
veterinary surgeons as splenic or Texas
A Coachman Wouadrd to Death Dresses His
Own Injuries.
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Bedbank, N. J.i August 23. A coach
man employed by Bichard J. Dob
bins, a summer resident of Long
Branch, died ti-day of injuries re
ceived . while i king his employer's
horses on a train from Long Branch to
Philadelphia. H was sitting on the floor
of the car in wl ich the horses were, with
his lees hanging oi t of the door at the side.
As the train w s crossing the Ocean
Port bridge his legs struck the draw.
They were nearly torn off- Bell drew
himself into the caVand tried to reach the
bellrope to summon some of the train
hands to his assistance,, but failed.
He called loudly! for help. His cries
were heard finally or the trainmen- When
Bedbank was reachCtha$'.arrie'dtni into
the freight house," Doctors did all they
conId,"but he died about three hours after"
the accident. He leaves a wife and two
children, living in Jenkintown, Pa.
While Bell lay alone on the car floor he
bandaged his legs to prevent the flow of
blood. He had 'two handkerchiefs.
He knew where the arteries
were. He knotted each handkerchief
and then bound then around his legs, above
the injured parts. The thick knots were
properly placed on the arteries, but he was
too weak to tie the handkerchiefs
sufficiently tight. Nevertheless, he probably
saved several hours of life. Just
before he died he Baid: "I amoving, and
know it. Won't some one prayfor me?"
A stranger in the depot stepped forward and
made a prayer, a,nd soon afterward Bell
breathed his last
Washlngton Territory Citizens Do Not
Ject to a Pew Mnrder.
Washington, August 23. The Indian
Bureau has received through Indian Agent
Cole at the Colville, Washington Territory,
Agency, a reply from Special Agent Wei
ton to' a letter of inquiry relative to the ar
rest of certain Indian murderers on the Col
ville reservation. The special agent in his
letter to the agent says that after learning
that only the'Territorial Courts have juris
diction in such cases, he made a complaint
to District Attorney W. C. Jones, who re
fused to prosecute on the grounds that "He
did not think, if arrested and held to appear,
that any -grand jury could De found that
would report a true bill against one Indian
for killing another, as such act was not par
ticularly objectionable or unpopular with
the white people of Stevens or the adjacent
counties. Hence, it would be incurring
much legal expense without any beneficial
result- in fact, he (Jones) could not see
that it was a matter of any concern to the
tax-paying citizens so long as no white per
sons were killed."
The Indian Bureau officials will take such
action as may be necessary to enforce the
laws for the protection of Ind'ians within the
jurisdiction of the Colville agency.
Two Old Enemies Settle Their Grndse
With Blazing BerolTera.
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Charleston, W. Va., August 23.
Trigg Penn, colored, of this. city, and
George Young, white, of Coal Valley, met
on the streets of that town this morning.
The two men have had several quarrels re
cently, and on catching sight of each other,
to-day, they each pulled a revolver and
opened tire.
Five shots were fired by each of the im
promptu duellists. Perns received two balls
in the breast and will die. Young was un
Three Society Girls Effectually Thrash a
Male Scandalmonger.
Wichita, Kan., August 23. Three
society girls of this place. Misses Mary
Gore, Addie Gowan iind May Klantz,
caught a man named William Prince, who
had been traducing their characters, and
berated him with a rawhide until be cried
for mercy, and retracted all the statements
previously made by him.
Overtaken by Justico at Inmu
Kansas Citt, Mo., August 23. In
formation was received here to-day of the
arrest at Bentonyille, Art, of J. B. Cun
ningham, the postmaster at Coffeysburg,
Mo., who absconded with $3,000 on June 1
last, since which time th? detectives have
pursued him as far west as San Francisco,
east to Illinois and north to Manitoba.
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Wm, McCreery Politely Bequests the
Beturn of Thai $125,000
Chairman McCreery Mailed a Formal Bill
to Gen. Beaver Yesterday.
Tie Exhaustion of State Funds Was an Unpleasant
Surprise locally.
Governor .Beaver will receive a bill of
$125,000 from the Pittsburg Belief Commit
tee as a reminder of a promise madeat Johns
town. Chairman McCreery wants the
money, and doesn't care to wait legislative
William McCreery, Chairman of the
Pittsburg Belief Commission, sent by mail
last night an official bill to Governor James
A. Beaver for $125,000, the amount ex
pended by the Pittsburg Belief Committee
during the first days of the flood at Johns
town, which Governor Beaver, on Monday,
June 3, promised to refnnd. The promise
still remains unfulfilled, no allusions have
been made to the matter by Governor
Beaver, and the Pittsburg Belief Commit
tee wants the money.
A Dispatch reporter sprung a mine of
information on the above feature of the re
lief work at Johnstown by visiting Mr.
McCreery's home on Lincoln avenue, and
addressing to the Chairman of the Pitts
burg Belief Committee the following query:
"Mr. McCreery, Governor Beaver having
stated that the State funds are exhausted at
Johnstown, what becomes of the money
which was to be refunded to the Pittsburg
Mr. McCreery laid aside his newspaper,
offered a chair to the reporter, and said:
"That is just what is bothering the Pitts
burg Belief Committee. We have become
tired of hoping for that money, and I sent
Governor Beaver a bill to-day for the
amount $125,000 requesting that he im
mediately forward to Treasurer Thompson
his check for it I also reminded the Gov
ernor of the length ot time we have waited
patiently for that money, and stated that the
Pittsburg Belief Committee needed the re
ceipt of his check to close up its accounts."
"The committee must have been surprised
to hear that Governor Beaver had raised
only $300,000 instead of $1,000,000," said the
"Surprised!" echoed Mr. McCreeryv "We
were astounded. In the first place we have
been wondering why that $125,000 was not
returned long ago, for with a supposed mil
lion dollars at his back Governor Beayer
has been in a position to refund the money.
In the second place we must have the money
immediately, and we cannot wait for Legis
lative action."
" 'Special' Legislative action," asked the
"Special, regular, or any other kind of
action. We want the money now. This is
the situation exactly: Here are a handful
of comparatively unknown men entrusted
by the public with the custody of nearly
$1,000,000. Do you suppose we are going to
let any consideration or risk of offending the
Executive of the State or his friends deter
us from having that money in such shape,
those expenditures so accounted for, that we
can say to the contributors, be they in
Maine, Texas or California, 'Here is the
record of your money all straight and
square?' No, sir! That money mnst be re
funded to the Pittsburg committee by Gov
ernor Beaver, according to his agreement.
I do not wish to reflect npon any man un
justly, but the unaccountable delay in re
paying a large sum like $125,000, when we
expected its retnrn within as many weeks as
months have elapsed, does not look encour
aging." "Then the Pittsburg committee only waits
for the return of that money to complete its
accounts?" was asked.
"That is all we ate waiting for, and we
think we have waited too long already."
"I am anxious," said Mr. McCre'erv, "to
place this matter in a proper light before
the public. When we went to Johnstown
human beings were caged in the debris,
being drowned, burned or starved to death.
and there was no greater relief than that
which consisted in saving life. We spent
money for tools to work with and workmen
to handle them, and the work of clearincr
up debris alone cost $20,000 a dav under
the organization made by Booth & Flinn
with its honest, effective and energetic re
sults. When Mr. Beuben Miller finally
got the Governor to the scene we had a meet
ing of everybody interested. Before that
meeting I told Governor Beaver that the
Chicago, Cleveland and other large con
tributors insisted that the State must take
hold, and that a protest had been made
against contributions going to anything but
actual relief. I told him that our con
duct of the work would end Sunday
night, June 9. He insisted that we main
tain the work until Tuesday night He
then in the committee meeting volunteered
to assume the whole expense of our work in
clearing np the debris if we would continue
the work until Tuesday night This offer
was witnessed by all the Pittsburg gentle
men present, and was considered by all a
contract The objections made by the con
tributors were not, understand me, in any
sense of the word, a censure upon what we
had done, but were recommendations to
place the matter of clearing Johnstown of
debris where it properly, belonged in the
hands of the State. We felt that it had
been our duty to afford that relief, but when
it reached a point where no more lives could
be saved, it became our duty to consult the
wishes of those who placed money in our
hands." ,
".When Governor Beaver unfolded to ns
his auixotie plan for obtaining the loan of
$1,000,000 from State Treasurer Hart, the
Pittsburg committeemen were thunder
struck. But subsequently whe'n Governor
Beaver announced over his own signature
that he had obtained $1,000,000, our appre
hensions were allayed. We had confidence
in his integrity of purpose, and did not even
address any questions to him as to the re
payment of the money, although having
frequent opportunities to do so. But now
when he makes the statement that he has
raised that $1,000,000 all but $700,000, and
that what he did get has been expended, we
are really concerned. The Governor ought,
at least, to have notified us that he had only
$300,000 to go'upon, and that our amount
was not in sight But no word has come to
us until we are astonished by the printed
statement as to the actual state of affairs.
We have nothing more to say until an
answer is returned by the Governor. Nor
have we anything to unsay even if he for
wards us his check in payment of our bill
sent to him to-day."
S. SI Marvin was seen in regard .to the
amount due from Governor Beaver'to the
Pittsburg committee. His talk given in in
tervals while striding around Power Hall
and giving directions, was rather enigmati
cal. He said: "When Governor Beaver
assumed that responsibility we gave the
subject no further thought We do riot
-imaging that the great State of Pennsyl-
vania and its great Legislature will allc
its uovernor to fall short a aoiiar IorsyVl
guarantee. We believe the sum willT"t
Treasurer W. B. Thompson said: "That
money ought to figure in tne Pittsburg com
mittee's report If we had it we could turn
tbat much more into the general relief fund,
and we ought to have it. The Governor is
on record all the way through this matter,
and I believe he intends to do what is right
Messrs. Binehardt and Farrar. Treasurer
Thompson's personal representatives at
Johnstown have returned to Pittsburg after
disbursing over $100,000, concluding the
first payment Contingent funds will be
maintained in both Pittsburg and Harris
burg to provide for applicants who are
backward in coming forward. Messrs. Bine
hardt and Farrar have roughed it, sleeping
in a tent and enduring many privations and
their carefnl and accurate performance of
their duties entitles them to high commen
dation. The Johnstown local board and the Gov
ernor's Commission are holding daily meet
ings to fix np details for the final distribu
tion of over a million dollars. The claims
of class 6 are also being attended to. This
class consists of those who suffered losses,
but who had other resources, ana whose
necessities were not, therefore, paramount
The First National Bank is finishing pay
ments under the first allotment
The citizens of Mlllvale boroueh came to
the front with an additional contribntioa of
$236 85, through John C, Beed, treasurer.
Another Contribution of 85,000 Sent From
Berlin for Johnstown.
Harkisburg, August 23. Governor
Beaver received another contribution of
$5,000 to-day from the citizens of Berlin,
Germany, for the destitute people of John
Btown. This makes the total contribution
from Berlin about $24,000, and the grand
total from Germany $31,000.
Governor Beaver has received from all
sources nearly $1,500,000.
A Lawyer Almost Assassinated for Fore
closing a Mortgage Narrow Escape ,
of State Senator Owen, of
Khode Island.
Providence, B. L, August 23. State
Senator Franklin P. Owen, one of the best
known Bhode Island Democrats, came
within an ace of being murdered in Central
Falls this afternoon. He was attending a
mortgagee's sale, and was upon the
premises of James Chute, an
old man, when Chute attempted the
assassination. The Senator barely escaped
instant death, a bullet whizzing by his head
and burying itself in the ground a short
distance away.
Among Owen's clients is William H.
Draper, a well-known broker and real estate
agent of this city. Draper held a mortgage
on the estate of James Chute, and as no in
terest had been paid for a long time the
broker proceeded to sell it out For this
purpose Owen and Draper drove out to the
house of Chute. They found the old man
sitting upon the steps of the house. Chute
examined the mortgage accounts somewhat
critically, and made some remark about the
lawyer and the broker having to get off of
his property. He said they had no right to
sell him out Theu he lett them and went
into the house, which is a cottage.
Chute's movements were noted, but
nothing serious suspected. Lawyer Owen
went on with the sale, reading the papers
and published announcements of the sale,
according to law. from the gable window
of the cottage Senator Owen saw ..Chute's
head appear. He shouted: "I order you
off of these premises." Chute then fired,
and the bullet, well directed toward Senator
Owen's body, went flying by in close prox
imity, but failed of its mark. The Senator
ran from the yard before another shot could
be fired, and was safety out on the highway.
Chute was captured by the police, under
cover of their revolvers, and the property
then sold, Draper being the purchaser. The
penalty for Chute's attempted assassination
is a State's prison sentence.
Caused by a. Whits Boy Accidentally
Shooting a Colored Woman.
Charleston, S. C, August 23. To-day
has been one of intense excitement in
Charleston. At 11 A. M. a telephone
message was received from Mt. Pleas
ant asking for assistance. The negroes
outnumbered the whites in the
proportion of about 30 to 1. A negro
woman, Molsie Holmes, entered a grocery
store. Fred Shaefer, about 17 years of age,
had been cleaning a. gun which went off and
mortally wounded her.
As soon as the news got abroad the negro
women started out on a crazy crusade. They
aroused tne men ana in a moment the whole
negro population was in a ferment 4 The
boy gave himself np and was locked up in
jail. The women surrounded the jail and
demanded bis blood. The men sent out to
the surrounding plantation for arms and
ammunition and threatened to take the
prisoner, sheriff and jailer and hang
all of them unless the boy was given up.
The Sheriff 'bad half a dozen deputies sworn
in, and stood the siege, in the meantime
sending to Charleston for help. By
order of the Governor two companies of
white militia, the German Fusileers and
Sumpter Guards were dispatched to the
scene of the disturbance. The woman died
at about 2 P; 11. , having made an ante mor
tem statement to the effect that the shooting
was accidental.
President Harrison on His Way
Indiana to the Capital.
Cincinnati, August 23. President
Harrison left Indianapolis on the special
car Baltimore, which was attached to the
regular train. An impromptu reception
was held at the depot, in which many of the
General's old friends took part He was
the recipient of many enthusiastic greet
ings The tram arrived at, Cincinnati at 7:20,
and supper was immediately served in the
private car, and after a delay of an hour the
journey eastward was resumed.
First Complete Delegation to
G. A. R. Encampment Arrives,
Milwaukee, August 23. The first
Grand Army delegation to arrive in a body
came in to-night from Southern California,
44 strong. Notice has been received of the
arrival to-morrow of posts aggregating
10,000 veterans. The city is handsomely
decorated, the business sections being an
almost continuous mass of bunting and
garlands of flowers.
A County Offlelnl $36,000 Short,
St. Joseph, Mo., Augnst 23. A com
mittee appointed some months ago to inves
tigate an alleged shortage in the accounts
of ex-Collector Landy H. Trice, of this
county, returned its report to-day. It shows
Trice's accounts to be $36,000 short He
claims credit of $34,000, which the commit
tee would not allow.
lHVlff rDHVITTI? As written for to
a IJa IfBUI saJUlj morrouft Dispatch a
weird and ttrtking novel entitled MJ7i End of
the World."
?Alot'iniaiviv f rt-nctnft Twa Till
jioiauwuB uauaco xnu vu
and Ohio Trains
With Disastrous Results to the Passengers
and Employes.
Knmber of Sailroad Ofttdilj
Wrecked Trains.
on One of toe
A special train and an accommodation
collided near Petroleum, W. Va., yester
day. Three persons were killed and others
wounded, apme fatally. The disaster was
due to contradictory telegraphic orders.
Parkersburg, W. Va., August 23. A
terrible collision occurred this morning on
the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad between
Petroleum and Silver Bun Tunnel, east of
this city about 23 miles, about 11 o'clock,
in which three men were instantly killed
and many wounded. The accommodation
train coming west due here at 12 o'clock,
crashed into a special train occupied by
railroad magnates on a tour of inspection
near Petroleum.
The cause of the wreck is said to have
been conflicting telegrams. The one re
ceived by Conductor Flannlgan and James
Layman of the accommodation ordered
them to pass the special at Petroleum, while
the special train, engineered by Captain
Cephus Bowland, is said have had tele
graphic orders to pass the accommodation
at Silver Bun.
The trains came together with a crash at
the curve east of Petroleum, and between
that point and Silver Bun. Both trains were
running at a rapid speed, and when they
collided with a crash ltowland's engine and
the tender and baggage car of the accommo
dation went over the cliff with a crash in one
inconceivable mass. James Layman, en
gineer of the accommodation, was crushed
to death. Alex Bailey, fireman for Layman
on the accommodation, was also crushed
in the wreck of the engines. Cephus
Bowland, also one of the older engineers,
was caught under the wreck and had. one
leg broken and received internal injuries
from which he cannot recover. John
Fletcher, fireman on the special, was also
killed. Fletcher stuck to his. engine, and
with hishelpmate preferred death to desertion
of his post and went over the bank in the
wreck. He was cut and crushed to death.
The special car occupied by officials on an
inspecting tour was smashed into smither
eens. Boad Master. J. A. Hunter was badly
injured, together with several others. George
Douglass, in the same car, was also badly
injured. On the accommodation train were
many passengers, all of whom received a
terrible shaking up and 20 or 25 were more
or less injured. B. J. Malley, track mas-,
ter, of this city, member of the City Coun
cil, was badlv injured. Jefferson Bose.
baggage master of the accommodation, was
badly injured.
The bodies of Layman Bailey and Fletcher
were taken to Parkersburg on the evening
train, where they were encased in coffins and
sent to their homes. Layman was sent to
.his home on Depot street Bowland was
taken to Grafton. When the train, bearing
the bodies arrived in the city, it was sur
rounded by thousands of people, .many of
whom were friends of the dead, while others
had friends who they believed have been on
the wrecked trains.
The following is the list of casualties as
far as could be obtained. A large number
of the injured were removed to their homes
and no record of their names or injuries
kept The killed are:
JAMES LAYMAN, engineer, Parkersburg.
W. Va.
HALLO CK BAILEY, fireman, of Grafton, W.
W. A FLETCHER, of Grafton, W. Va.
The injured are:
JOSEPHUS ROWLAND, engineer, of Graf
ton, W. Va.: injuries believed to be fataL
J.A. HUNTER, Division Superintendent ot the
R. J. MALLEY. destination not known.
JEFFERSON ROSls, baggage master of the
accommodation: very serious.
MICHAEL QaHAN, conductor ot special;
collar-bone and three ribs broken. '
R. G. HEFFLIN, Superintendent of Bridges;
cut in the face and neck.
COLONEL H. T. DOUGLAS. Chief Engineer;
cut on the head and face and badly burned.
COLORED PORTER, of special; thrown
through the carldoor and badly hurt. Sent to
JOSEPH FIELDING, of St Sonls; badly cut
in back and side.
HENRY FLEMING; leg broken.
FRANK HARRIS: hurt in back.
Tbo Washington Gaa Company Enjoins the
Pittsburg Electric Enterprises.
rsrzciAi. teleghau to the dispatch.1
Washington, August 23. The Elec
tric Heat and Power Company, composed of
well Known citizens of Pittsburg, which re
cently secured a contract for lighting all the
most fashionable part of the northwest sec
tion with incandescent light including the
privilege of laying underground wires, have
now to fight the granting of an injunction
demanded by the gas company, which has
been imposing on the people of the city for
years in a way that amounted to a scandal.
The gas company, in its petition, holds that
none of the money appropriated for lighting
is available for other use than in pursuance
of the contract already entered into. The
petitioners claim that the Commissioners
have no power without an act of Congress
to grant to this company the privilege of
tearing up the streets to lay wires, and in
conclusion an elaborate showing is
made of the inability of the electric com
pany to furnish the light promised, and the
entire failure of the lignt where it is has
been introduced.
Judge Bradley made the order usual in
such suits. The struggle is looked upon
with a great deal of interest here, as the gas
company is so odions that there is a very
general hope for something not quite so
X Tillage Conncll Attempts to Anna! a State
1 SPECIAL tzxxobax to THX DISPATCH.1
Alliance, O., August 23. There is
much excitement and no little indignation
felt at Louisville, ten miles west of here,
over a proceeding by the village Council.
Next Sunday a new Catholio cemetery is to
be consecrated in the village and delega
tions are expected from the surrounding
towns. In viewof the.fact that the village
will be crowded with strangers and that an
abundant supply of good fresh water might
not prove sufficient to supply the thirsty the
village Council by a unanimous vote granted
the saloon keepers the privilege of open ing
their back doors from 4 to 7 o clock in the
evening and supply liquid refreshments to
those who wish it contrary to the Owen Sun
day law.
Leading citizens are indignant over the
action of the Council, and it i proposed to ,
test the Council's right to thus set the laws,
of the State at defiance.