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A LIFE FOR A LIFE.
Six Murderers Made to Suffer for
Their Crimes at the Rope's End.
FOUR FEMICIDES DIE TOGETHER,
First Spectacle of the Kind Ever
Witnessed in the Tombs.
ILL SATE ONE FACE DEATH BRATELI.
A Onf-Iwtd Tnu Desperado at Last Meets With
Six murderers were deprived of their
lives yesterday, according to law. Four
were New York femioides and were hanged
in the Tombs yard, in couples, within a lew
minutes of each other. The fifth was a
Texas desperado who had successfully com
batted five trials for znnrder.
ISrECI.il. TKX.XPBJLX TO TIIB DISPATC7I.1
New Yoke, August 23. Ot the four
men hanged this morning in the Tombs, for
murdering women, Nolan and Packenham
were chosen to die first. Both bore them
selves firmly end died courageously. Both
walked to the gallows praying, and, died
with prayers on their lips. Nolan was
looking straight before him, -and Packen
ham, with his gray head thrown backward,
was looking up to the sky when the 1,000
pcund weight fell, jerking them off their
feet and breaking both their necks instantly.
They suffered probably as little as is possi
ble with eueh a method of killing.
This first hanging took place at the
Franklin street end of the prison. The
Sheriffs took up their positions as they
pleased, leaving a clear path from the prison
exit to the gallows. Just before 6:45 o'clock
there was a commotion at the exit from the
new prison. Sheriff Flack came out with a
little croup of prison officials. Just behind
the Sheriff came
TWO OF THE MEN
to be hanged Lewis, the negro, and Caro
jn walking side by side, with the hang
man on one side and four of the death watch
about them. Their faces were visible only
for an instant. The negro was saying
something, with a smile. Carolin, the Ger
man, was smoking a cigar with a sullen ex
pression; they turned to the left, walked a
few yards to the entrance of the boys' prison,
and went inside, leaving a puff ot cigar
smoke melting in the air.
These two had been chosen to die last, on
the Leonard street gallows, and were to be
prepared for death in the boys' prison,
when they had disappeared there was as
other wait of five minutes. Then at last
came the intimation of the first half of the
horrible business on hand. There was the
same bu&tle at the new prison exit. 'The
Sheriff again came out, and walking behind
him, pinioned, ready for death, came the
two men who were to hang together on the
gallows first Packenhan and Nolan, the
oldest and the youngest of the four mur
derers. A SOLEMN SIGHT.
It was useless to try to remember at that
moment that they had brutally killed
women and were suffering deserved punish
ment; nothing was visible then, to the eye
or mind, but two men, helpless and uncom
plaining.each with a noose around his neck,
going to death. The hangman was at the
side of his victims, anxious, but ready and
eager, surveying carefully his work as the
men slowly paced the few yards that separ
ated them from the gallows.
Everything was perfect. Around each
man's neck the noose bung properly.
Dangling at the end of each was the patent
clasp, corresponding with the .one hanging
from the two ropes on the gallows. The
Hen's arms were pinioned tightly to their
sides, giving tbe impression of a soldier in
an exaggerated correctness of attitude on
. drill. Fastened at the back of each man's
necK. was a loose black sack, with long
.black .ribbons fluttering from it. These
death caps were soon to come in use.
The men did not look around nor at each
other. No spirit or drug had been used to
dull their senses. Their eyes were clear,
their step firm, and their bearing upright.
But they seemed walking in a dream. Thev
arrived under the fatal beam without seem
ing to see it. Each was put right beneath
a dangling rope, Nolan to the right nearer
the Franklin street wall. For a exr dread
ful seconds the hangman and an assistant
were busied in tying each man's legs to
gether below the knees with thin, white
rope; the clasp at the end ot each noose was
snapped into the corresponding clasp at the
end of the ropes, the blackcaps were hastily
pulled up over the backs of the men's heads,
down over their ashy laces.
One quick, general survey from the hang
man, then comes a vigorous blow of his fist,
twice repeated on the yellow boarding that
hides the big weight
j THE BLOW OF AN AX
) is.heard. Almost at the same instant there
I is a dull crack, and the two necks break
1 simultaneously. This was precisely at 6:50
) by the Warden's clock. Part of a second
later the listeners heard tbe heavy fall of
the 1,000-pound weight on the thick straw
mattress, and the active work of law, judge,
jury and hangman is over. Then they wait
till Ii.'e passes out of the two men's hnriii
The falling weight has jerked them off their
feet, not high in the air, but just above the
pavement. The convulsive movements of
their bodies were horrible to see. They are
not nice to describe.
With Packenham, the old man, it was
soonest over. He hung with head thrown
back slightly on one side, and shoulders
spread so as to develop his chest to its ut
most extent Nolan seems several times to
be quite dead, but continues to move at in
tervals for eight minutes. Packenham is
pronounced dead by the doctors one minute
sooner. Packenham i allowed to hang
until 730 and Nolan five minutes longer.
Coffins are placed beneath them, their bodies
lowered, arms lolded. and that legal killing
THE SECOND DOUBLE HANGING.
About five minutes after the first jury
had lett the corridor near the warden's of
fice, Deputy Sheriff Delmour came to the
door and called the 12 reporters who com
posed the second jury. At 6:45 Lewis and
Carolin entered the boy's prison, which
stood about 60 feet from the gallows. Then
there came a wait of about 15 minutes, but
which seemed much longer, at fonr min
utes to 7 o'clock Fathers Prendergast, Tan
Benssalaer and Gelina left the scene of the
first execution and went into tbe boy a prison
where Lewis and Carolin were waiting.
Precisely at 7 o'clock Hangman Atkinson
came out of the prison closely followed by
Carolin and Lewis, guarded on either side
by deputy sherius. Carotin came firbt He
was fcarlul and pale. He walked with a
nervous, tottering step. He gazed wildly
from one side to the other, as it even then
his thoughts were
INTENT UPON ESCAPE.
Indeed, he had to be guided by the hands
of two deputy sheriffs to his place under the
gallows rope nearest Leonard street. There
he stood, trembling violently and rolling
his eyes from side to side. The negro,
Lewis, presented a strong contrast to his
forlorn companion. Hex walked with a
springy, light step, held his head erect and
smiled in the pleasantest way possible as he
repe.itedly shook the hands of those deputy
sheriffs who had been on his death watch
aud bid them goodby. Were it not for the
grewsome surroundings one might Lave
thought he was merely going pleasuring
with the pleasantest anticipations of a good
In less than half a minute tbe two men
stood within five feet of each other under
the ropes. The nooses had been adjusted
' around their necks by the hangman in the
jail, Carolin was smoking a cigar and
nervously sending out the smoke in quick,
short puns. As Atkinson bound his feet to
gether in an adept and workman-like man
ner, Carolin spat hit cigar stump upon the
pavement Then he sid, In a" loud hut
trembling Voice, as he looked straight in the
eyes of Father Prendergast: "it, I
didn't do this thing."
FEARFUL AT THE LAST.
Lewis turned his head and gazed con
temptuously at his fellow murderer and
said: "Oh, what's the matter with you?
Why don't you die like a man?"
"I do die like a man," almost screamed
Carolin. "I do it; but I die like an inno
Lewis's lip curled in scorn at these words,
hut before he could say anything Atkinson
had pulled the black cans down over the
I heads of the condemned men, and had tied
mem witn a oiacKriDDon arouna ineirnecits.
Then, without a moment's loss of time, the
active little hangman sprang like a cat to
the partition, behind which were the heavy
weights. "With his knuckles he rapped
twice against the boards, and at this sicnal
the sound of an ax striking into wood was
heard, and the two men were jerked from
the ground some fonr feet into the air. They
fell back about two feet," and the ropes
tightened with a snap. Both their necks
were broken. The drop fell at precisely
7.-03 o'clock by the clock in the "Warden's
HOW THEY DIED.
As soon as the ropes straightened out,
Carolin hnug limp and motionless, save for
a slight swaying to and fro, with a pendulum-like
movement. Lewis' body, on the
other hand, was all in motion in an instant.
His less drew up and were kicked out again
and again, both of his slippers flying off
with the movement His hands were tightly
clenched,and his arms drawn up until one
could almost see the play of the muscles
under his coatsleeves. Again aud again
did the arms strain up close to his sides aud
fall outward again. It seemed to the inex
perienced spectators that he must be under
going excruciating agony, bnt such was not
the case. With tbe first tightening of tire
noose about his neck, the bones had snapped
asunder aud he was dead. The violent con
tortions were mereIythe,spasmodic contract
ing and relaxing of the mnscles always ob
servable in an animal suddenly deprived of
A ONE-LEGGED TEBROB,
After Successfully Combatting Five Murder
Trials, Overreaches Himself He Suf
fers the Pena1ty--Tbe, Crime
for Which Ho Waav
Anionio, Tex.. August 2?. Jim Mc
Coy was banged here to-day. He has been
one of the most notorious desperados of
Sauth western Texas during the last 15 years.
Nobody but himself knows how many men
he has murdered. He has. successfully"
combatted five murder trials. Four years
ago he lost his right leg from
a wound he received in a
street fight in Cotulla. He was
one of the most daring and heartless mem
bers of the Alita Pen agane,a combination
of tbe worst outlaws which "2ver infested
that part of Texas. They terrorized that
section for years, until Captain Charley Mc
Kinney came along and inaugarated a war
of extermination against them. McKinney,
as sheriff of La Salle county, thinned their
ranks until Jim McCoy and Bud Crenshaw
were about tbe only members left Fearing
McKinney, they decoyed him on the day
after Christmas in 1886, to Twohig station,
a few miles from Cotulla, the county .seat,
where they had plotted to murder him, say
ing a crime had been committed there and
the Sheriff's presence was needed.
McKinney, accompanied by a deputy
named Edwards, boarded the train at Cotul
la, and on arrival at Twohig, was met by
Crenshaw ana McCoy, who proffered to them
the use of their horses to ride to the house
where the alleged crime had been com
mitted. McKinney mounted the horse, and,
while inquiring the direction, Crenshaw
pushed the muzzle of a Winchester under
his chin and fired, the ball penetrating tbe
victim's head. The Sheriff fell to the
ground dead. Meanwhile, McCoy, standing
close to Edwards, fired at him, wounding
the deputy in the shoulder. Edwards'
horse, however, frightened by the shooting,
dashed off, otherwise its rider would un
doubtedly have shared the fate of his su
perior. Crenshaw and McCoy made their escape,
the former being killed - by State rangers
shortly afterward, while resisting arrest
McCoy beat around in the brush for a few
weeks, and becoming sick and starved, gave
himself up at Cotulla. On a change of
venue the case was brought to this county,
where, after a stubborn legal fight for two
days, the verdict, as quoted, was returned
against mm. it is a singular coincidence
that the last criminal hanged in San An
tonio, Charles Wood, a negro whose neck
was broken July 21, 1882, for assaulting a
German girl, was one-legged, too.
COOL AND DETERMINED.
A Montana Murderer MeetsiHU Fato Like
a Brave Man.
Butte, Mont., August 23. Harry Bob
erts was hanged to-day for the murder of J.
W. Crawford. The drop "fell at 1:12, and
Eoberts' neck was broken'by the fall. A
strong pressure was brought to bear by
Grand Army men and a number of
citizens to have the sentence commuted to
life imprisonment, and it was not until 8:45
this morning that the condemned man aban
doned all hope of pardon, when the Sheriff
read a message from Governor White refus
ing to interfere with the law's decree.
Roberts did not weaken to the last, and
died as he had lived a cool and determined
fpeak-Easles Pony Up
United States Deputy Collector H. A.
Douglass went to McKeesport yesterday
and visited all the "speak-easies" for the
purpose of making them pay $25 each
"United States, license fees. He collected
$309, but refused to disclose their names and
Fell on a Pair of Scissors.
Mamie English, a little girl whose parents
live m Brownstown, on the Southside, fell
on a pair of scissors yesterday. The steel
penetrated her throat, causing a very severe
injury. The wound is not expected to result
Glanders Not Here Tet.
The report that the glanders had broken
out among Pittsburg horses has not been
verified yet The horse of Grant Havs, on
the Southside, which was said to be affected
with the disease, had no glanders, but the
Last Excursion to tbe Ocean.
The B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion
tickets to Atlantic City next Thursday,
August 29. Rate, 810 lor the round trip,
tickets good for ten davs. Trains will leave
depot at 8 a. m. and 920 p. si. Secure
your parlor and sleeping car accommoda
tions at once.
37 Bradley's blankets, with-trifling mill
imperfections, go this morning at three
fourths value. Bdocs & Buhl.
You can get wall paper, wood moldings,
picture hooks, picture wire, lincrusta, Wal
ton and decorative bronzes at John S. Rob
erts', 414 Wood street V A,ihs
Bradley's celebrated blankets 37 pairs
slightly imperfect, to be sold this morning
at three-fourths their value. . '
Booos & Buhl.
THE END OF THE WORLD,
a weird romance, tnNvm Crinkle, depicting
the annihilation of life on the earth, will be
publUhet complete in to-morrow's DISPATCH.
A K0GK TO SPLIT ON.
Protection Democrats in Ohio fo Re
ceive a Free TradeBroadside.
CHAIRMAN BARTER WILL FIRE IT.
Campbell's Supporters Onto the 61y Scheme,
and Mad as Hornets.
THE! SAI IT WONT BE CARRIED OUT.
Their Candidate Has the Call, and They Don't Want
nim Killed OS.
Ohio Democrats are warned that they are
to be startled when their convention meets
next Tuesday by a free trade speech, to be
made by Temporary Chairman Harter.
Campbell's followers say no such speech
shall be made, and a red-hot time is con
fidentally anticipated. Campbell's nomi
nation is now almost an assured thing.
ItTZCtXV TILEOKJLM TO THZ DISP-ITCH.
Columbus, O., Augnst 23. A sensation
of large dimensions will be sprung on the
Democrats at their State convention in
Dayton next week which threatens to split
the Democratic party of Ohio wide open, or
at least cause a breach between the factions
that cannot be healed before the November
It is all on account of Hon. M. D. Har
ter's speech, which as temporary Chairman
of the convention, he expects to fire off. It
is a free trade keynote oration, which will
kill all chances the nominees of the conven
tion may have for election, and the
Campbell men declare that Harter must be
made to dismount from the free trade horses
he has been riding for these many years, or
else he will be deposed and a new Chairman
elected in his place; that they are not roing
to allow the splendid prospects of Hon.
James E. Campbell's election as Governor
of Ohio to be ruined by a speech overflow
ing with free trade rot ' I
a secret leaks out. J
It has leaked out that Harter intends to
deliver a one-honr speech at the opening of
the convention; that it will be aldiosten-
tirely devoted to the tariff; a few figures
will be used, but not enongh to be tiresome.
The farmers and the way they are robbed
by being compelled to buy all they use in a
protected market and to sell their 'products
in a free trade market will be exhaustingly
Harter is a millionaire manufacturer of
Mansfield, 0.,1 and a next-door neighbor
of John Sherman. He was elected tempor
ary chairman of the Democratic State con
vention at Davton, by the State Central
committee, on June 20, receiving 12 votes
to Hon, C. M. Anderson's nine. The
Campbell men claim that as the
convention does not meet iill 10
o'clock on Wednesday morning
(the second day under the call), that the
temporary will really be made the perma
nent organization, and that the State Cen
tral Committee had no right to elect a
Chairman and Secretary, but that the Com
mittee on Permanent Organization vis the
only body authorized to make such selec
SUMOBS OF A BOW.
Real's followers, who comprise the old
Bourbons of the party, raossbacks who
never forget anything or learn anything,
swear that Harter was regularly elected
chairman and his title is aB good as that of
Lewis Bernard, of Cincinnati, a Camp
bell delegate, who was chosen Secretary
of the convention. , They say that by the
great Caesar's ghost, Harter will be Chair
man or the convention will not have any;
that revenue reform is the only subject now
to be considered, and that under1 its banner
the party will marc' to a glorious triumph
probaoly like it did last November. They
say that although the Campbell men may
have the most delegates, they are not going
to be allowed to rnn everything.
A redhot time may be confidently looked
for next Tuesday, and the late Bepnblican
convention at Urban a. O., where two State
Senators were nominated but only one to
elect, will be a Sunday school compared to it
The Dispatch correspondent has made
a careful estimate by counties of how the
delegates to the State Convention would
vote. The convention will consist of 787
delegates; necessary to a choice, 394. For
Campbell, 473; Neal, 217; Kline, 96; Owens,
1. The figures may be changed somewhat
by Wednesday next, but Campbell's nomi
nation is now conceded by all.
THE POTTERS' COMBINATION.
It I a Binding Compact, Bnt le Mot Called
East Litebpooi,, August 23. At a
meeting of potters here the Western White
Granite Compact was formed, with the fol
lowing officers: President, George Morley,
Sr., of this city: Vice President, Joseph
Mayer, of Beaver Falls; Secretary, Alfred
Day, of Stenbenville; Treasurer, John N.
Taylor, of this city. The final papers,
bonds, etc, are now being signed, and the
"compact" embraces every manufacturer of
white granite west of the Allegheny Moun
tains. It is claimed that the organization is not
in the nature of a trust in any sense, but is
simply a compact agreement not to offer
the jobbing trade better than a certain dis
count, nor give a jobber's discount to a
small dealer who is not entitled to tbe same.
There is a very salty penalty attached with
a cash forfeit tor a violation of the agree
ment ANOTHER SOUTHERN FEUD.
A Marderer Who Escaped tbe Law to Meet
Yazoo Citt, Miss., August 23. Cap
tain Sam Whiteworth was killed this even
ing within half a mile of Bisiug Snn,
Lefore county. He was shot down
from ambush while riding along the
road. A year ago Captain Whitworth and
two friends were engaged in a deadly en
counter at Bising Sun with the McCarthy
brothers, in which the McCarthys were
badly wounded, and Ives-and Alston, of the
McCarthys, were killed.
Whitworth was tried a few weeks ago at
Greenville, Miss., and acquitted on one in
dictment and bailed out on another. After
his release Whitworth was advised not to
return to Bising Snn neighborhood, as
threats were rife against him. Nothing is
known at this honr as to who did the shoot
A MURDERER ARRESTED.
The Man Who Killed a Cleveland Depnty
Sheriff la Jail.
Cleveland, August 23. W. A. Smith,
the man who broke jail here a month
ago and shot Deputy Sheriff Joe Goldsoll.
is under arrest at Quincy, HI. He has been
fully identified by his photograph. Smith
went from here to Kansas City, where he
robbed ji man.
He was subsequently arrested for larceny
at Quincy. His connection with the Cleve
land crime was given away to the sheriff at
Quincy by an.anonymous letter.
Confesses That lie ! n Defaulter.
Louisville, August 23. W. C. Harri
man, a young white man, voluntarily sur
rendered this morning to Officer Graves. He
confessed to having embezzled $200,000 in
Boston, Maes. He was en roote to Colo
radq. .He had spent all his money and got
Bllnm Houtlncton to Be Married.
London, A'ngnst 24. The report is con
firmed that Miss Huntington, the daughter
of the American millionaire, is betrothed
to Prince Hatz'eldt, the nephew of the Ger
man Ambassador to this country,
Colorado Citizens Bsfnie to be Longer An
oojretl by Ho vino; Bands of Red Mar
nuders An Appeal to the Fed
' ernl Government.
Washington, August 23. The follow
ing telegram was to-day received at the Ex
ecutive Mansion and immediately referred
to the Indian Bureau:
Sknvek, August 23.
His Excellency, the Preilaent:
I am just In reeeipt of the following commu.
nlcatlon by mail signed by 47 citizens of Routt
county, Colorado, adjoining the Uintah reser
"The undersigned, citizens of Routt county,
beg leave to represent that large bodies or
,,. TTA Tnlinfmm h WhftA TtarlCS ReSer
ration come into North county to hunt. They"
slanghter tne aeer. Kin ana eat our caiw
steal our horses. They have permits from the
agents lor 30 and 60 days; tome to Diamond
Mountain come to Becol Basin. Brown's Park
and Douglass Springs, etc They, together
with their Innumerable ponies and horses,
have become a nuisance which we cannot
longer peaceably endure. We respectfully re
quest Your Honor to prevent their coming into
Routt county again."
I am advised thatoor peooleof that region
have suffered so much In life and property from
these nredatorv Indians that thev
that they are In no
temper to put up with their menacing presence
again, and nothing hut action on the pari oi me
.Federal uovernmcni wiu prevent vioieutc.
Yonr Excellency will have better means ot
galninc official information than I concerning
thtir absence from the reservation, and I ear
nestly urge you to take steps to recall them be
fore trouble ensues.
JOB A. CoorsE, Governor.
Upon the recommendation of the Indian
Bureau this telegram has been referred to
the War Department for such action as may
be deemed proper.
MOKE STREET WIDENING.
A Grand Project far Duquesne Way and
the River Prone
A scheme is on foot for the widening of
Cecil alley, from its junction with Fifth
avenue at the corner of Liberty street to the
Allegheny river. There is another project
for the widening of Duquesne way, from
Ninth street to the Point It is understood
that a petition is being filled out by the
property holders for the first named im
provement, the object being to make it a
60-foot street, making the cut on the east
side on which is located the unfinished sta
tionhonse of the Citizens' Traction Com
pany, and it is said that the aforesaid com
pany is one of the petitioners. The cut
wonld take in all of tne station, which ex
tends from Liberty to Penn avenues, and
continuing through to Duqnesne way wonld
take in all of the property now occupied by
Carr's livery stable and other property to
the same depth, front that to the Allegheny
The scheme for the widening, of Duquesne
way was brought to light by several of the
persons opposed to it making inquiries at
the City Controller's office. Among those
ner Fourth street; O. West & Co., carriage
manufactory; Jnnies Beese, machinist;
Hugh Bole, boiled manufactory; D. B.
Speer, planing mills, and Milliard, Sterritt
& Co., machinists.
It is claimed that those who are agitating
this improvement contemplate making the
street 100 feet wide by extending it toward
the river, and building a large retaining
wall along tbe riverside, with carriageways
to the wharf at convenient intervals. The
identity of the projectors could not be found
out, but it is said tlat those who were orig
inally agitating tie scheme of a public
park on the wharf pad abandoned that idea
in favor of this on, the intention being to
erect a large blockof business houses front
ing on the river.
The opposition comes, it is said, from
parties who are n ing ground leased from
Mrs. Schenley, i ud knowing she would
favor such a schc ne, are afraid their cases
would be termina ed.
a Big Majority H
crordlncto Bis Friends,
bnt the :
TO TBI DISFATCR.I
A.. Angnst 123. The
all-absorbing topic pf conversation in polit
ical circles here to-dav has been the ticket
nominated by the. Bepublican State con
vention at Norfolk to-day. The Mahoneites
boast that Mahout will be elected by a large
majority, some placing it at 40,uoo. The
anti-Mahoneites say that he will
be defeated by , 25,000 majority. It
is understood that the leaders of
the "kickers" will. hold a conference at
some early day to dfecide upon some plan of
action for the fall ctmpaign. Ex-Governor
Cameron, being asked to-day what he
thought of the statement made by General
Mahone that he andlGrover did not have
more than COO followers in tbe State, jocu
larly replied that ha had more than that
number here in Petefeburg.
Hon. John M. Lasgston was asked to-day
if he wonld support Mahone for Gov
ernor, bnt declined to talk. He, how
ever, replied to a question asked
him. that he did : ot know how tbe
report originated thithe and Mahone had
made np. Mr. Lan sfon said he had his
views in regard to Mahone's candidacy for
Governor, and at tl e proper time would
give them for publication. He says
that he will not be influenced by any man,
and that he proposes to do what he thinks is
rieht He says he can control 15,
000 colored 'voters in the State.
He thinks the State debt question
will be one of the points in the political
fight of next fall. Mr. Langston says he
thinks Lee bad made a most excellent Gov
ernor, and that he could have immortalized
himself by an adjustment of the State debt
DRAINED THE SI0 GRANDE.
Mexicans Complain of Callfornlana
Their Quota of Counts.
EPrCTAl. TXLXGBAH TO THZ CtSrATCH.l
El Paso, Tex., August 23. The city
government of Paso del Korte, in conjunc
tion with the leading property holders,
have forwarded a petition to the home
government at the City of Mexico,
asking that President Diaz demand
of the United States, through its depart
ment at Washington, protection, under
riparian rights, from the State of Califor
nia, me isrmers ana irun growers
in the southern portion of that
State have tapped the Bio Grande
and its headwaters with so many canals that
the usual flow of water no longer reaches
the city of El Paso, and the inhabitants
therein, and the frnit growers in the vicinity,
are suffering for water. '
The Bio Grande is now virtually dry,
many of the wells in Paso Del Korte are in
the same condition, and suffering exists
among all classes, especially the poor and
the small frnit growers.
Delegates to the Maritime Conterenee.
Lokdox, August 23. The delegates ap
pointed to represent England at the mari
time conference in Washington are Mr.
Chas. Hall, member of Parliament from
Cambridgeshire; Mr. Thomas Grav. Secre
tary of the Board of Trade; Captain Wyatt, J
vnucicuiuiuitti auu irrieuiai oieamsmp
Company; Captain Kendall, ot the Dublin
Navigation Company, and Admirals Moly
neaux, Smith and Nares.
Strnek by a Cable Car.
Mrs. Catherine Geis was run-over by cable
car 207 at the corner ofSeventh and Liberty
aireevs. -i.ue oiu j&uy is a mile deal ana
did not hear the gnpman ring the gong.
He tried to stop the car but was unable, and
she was knocked down and ber legs litre
badly bruised. She was taken to the
He Arrrstrd Lre,
J. T. Clisbnm, the Constable at McKees
Bocks, was the man who arrested Lee, the
slayer of Natcher. The Dispatch inad
vertently ascribed the arrest to another per
son, bnt Mr. Clisbnm deserves the credit
and their orooreuivevolicv. are eniTtnintnnlu
described in to-mcmoW IH8PATCH by Frank
O. Carpenter. '
A HISTOKIC EVENT
To Be Commemorated at Neshaminy,
Backs County, Next Week.
F0UKDING OP THE LOG COLLEGE.
President Harrison, His Wife, Father-in-law
and Baby McKee Also,
EXPECTED TO BE AMONG THE GUESTS.
At least 25,000 People Looked For, If the Weather Is
Preparations are rapidly being completed
for a mammoth celebration of the founding
of the Log College at Neshaminy, Bucks
county. If the weather is favorable, at
least 25,000 peoplo are expected. President
Harrison and family have signified their
intention to be present
rSPrCIit. TELIORAM TO TOT PISPATCH.I
Philadelphia, August 23. There will
be celebrated at Keshaminy, in Bucks
county, ou the 5th of next month, an event
which will serve to commemorate one of the
most important occasions in the religious
history of the United States the founding
of the Log College the first institution in
this country wherein yonng men were given
an opportunity to study for the Presbyterian
It is to be one of the largest, most impos
ing and notable gatherings that has ever oc
curred in this State, and will be graced by
the presence of President and Mrs. Harrison,
Bev. Dr. Scott, the latter's father, and, in
fact, the whole Harrison family, from the
top down to Baby McKee. The invitation
which was sent to the President was most
graciously accepted, and he signified his in
tention of being present unless some unfore
seen accident happens. He is booked for a
speech, and so are Postmaster General
Wauamaker, Governor Beaver, Governor
Green, of New Jersey; Bev. Dr. Scott,
father-in-law of the President; Bev. Dr. Pat
ton, President, and Dr. McCosh, ex-President
of Princeton College.
THE PBESIDEUT'S PLANS.
Upon his arrival tbe President and his
family will spend the night at the country
seat of Postmaster General Wanamaker, and
win drive over to Keshaminy on the morn
ing of the exercises. Preparations are now
being made ta give him a grand reception,
and when his carriage arrives upon the
grounds a chorus of 100 voices will sing
"Hail to the Chief." The musical pro
gramme is very elaborate and extensive.
r xn order to insure against interference on
the part of the weather, two large tents,
capable of affording shelter to at least 10,000
people, have been hired and will be on tbe
grounds. li is estimated that if the weather
and conditions be favorable there will be
25,000 people in the assemblage. There is
no laok of enthusiasm on the subject, as in
stitutions of the Presbyterian denomination
and many prominent and public spirited
men of the same creed have given liberal
contributions of money. Arrangements
have been completed to give food and shelter
to the great throng of pilgrims from all over
the country, and the doors of the hospitable
country folk of Bncks county will be thrown
A HISTORIC SPOT.
On the site where it is intended to hold
the celebration there was erected in 1726 a
structure of rough-hewn logs, forming a
compartment 20 feet long by 18 feet wide,
and it was in this little cabin that the doc
trine of Presbyterianism was incnlcated into
the minds of youngmen desirous of entering
the ministry, and afterward disseminated
by them throughout the entire country.until
at the present time it is among the strongest
and most powerful of sectarian religious
doctrines in the land.
The Log College by which name the
building was known, was presided over by
William Teonent, who came to this coun
try from Ireland, where he was one of the
most famous educators in the Presbyterian
Church. The country surrounding the
scene of the coming celebration will prove
especially interesting to Bev. Dr. Scott,
father-in-law of President Harrison, for the
reason that it will awaken many ancestral
recollections of the old colonial days, when
his great grandsires wandered over their
large estates in powdered wigs and knicker
bockers. THE GBEAT AWAKENING.
It was in this place that the great religi
ous revival of 1745, which was known as
the "great awakening," found its begin
ning, and David Brainerd, the great mis
sionary among the Indians, drew an audi-,
ence of 3,000 people to hear him when he
preached there. In those days 3,000 people
were regarded as a monstrous gathering, as
it was made up of people who traveled
hundreds of miles in wagons and were many
days in completing the journey.
It was also on this spot that Lafayette,
the French soldier of the Bevolutionary
War, reported for dutv to Washington when
the surrounding hills, dales and valleys
were covered with the Continental army.
Thrown Over a Bridge.
Mrs. Wall Phillips and daughter Clara
were badly bruised and injured at Hayes
station yesterday,by a fractious faprse taking
fright and running over the trestle work of
the Panhandle Bailroad. They were thrown
from the buggy, but miraculbnsjy escaped
A Big Crowd Going.
It is expected that 3,000 people, including
the delegates, will attend the convention of
German Catholics to be held in Cleveland
September 3. The meeting is for the purpose
of promoting the welfare of the Church.
Retailed In a. Tie.
The Lincoln School Board held a meeting
last night, bnt failed to elect a writing
teacher. The votes were a tie between Miss
Emilie Gardener and Miss McCormick.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incident of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
Acting Inspector Cocxson last evening
received from William Fisher, of Sixth and
York streets, Philadelphia, a teleeram saying
that he would to-day send money for the return
to his homo of John Mouer, the lad who was
arrested with John Wiley.
A meeting will be held of the Executive
Committee of the Southside Hospital next
Monday to de7ise plans for better accommoda
tion and to get more bedding. There are IS
patients In the hospital now, which is more
than its capacity.
A sew independent military company iso
be organized in Allegheny by Frank S. Morgan,
of Company E, Fourteenth Regiment. He has
a list of 20 names of young men who have signi
fied their intentions of joining.
Captain Georoe Mebcxr, of the Second
police district, returned yesterday from a two
weeks' trip through Cleveland, Detroit Put-in-Bay,
Ann Arbor and Canada.
George Zeiqler, an employe of the Linden
Steel Works, bad his leg crushed yesterday
afternoon by a heavy piece of Iron foiling
James Williams, a laborer at the Pitts
burg Tube Works, bad two of his fingers
crushed by a large pipe falling en them yester
day. Michael Batwell. a brakeman on the
Pennsylvania road, had bis arm crushed at
Levi Coles, No. U Logan street fell from a
scaffold yesterday and fractured a thigh and
his right arm.
The County Democracy will hold a compli
mentary plcnto in 'the Boss Grove Thursday,
September 12. ,
A laege aw of slag fell on Joseph Ten
ner's body and leg at the Keystone Mill yester
day. A boy named) Morrow had his arm broken
Jy (Mterday on South Eighteenth street.
WHI THE HAIR PALLS OUT.
The Cause of Baldness How It May Some
times be Prevented.
The lifetime of each individual hair is
from two to six years. At the end of that
time the hair falls out, and is at once re
placed by another which grows from the
same root-sheath. In a healthy scalp this
process continues indefinitely; but in certain
diseases the life history of the hair is not so
long, and the hairs die and fall out before
their full length is reached. The next gen
eration may have still less vitality, and the
same process .may continue until there is
left an area covered with a stunted growth
of poorly developed hairs. Later, even
these may fall out, leaving a patch entirely
bald, or covered with a fine, downy growth.
This condition occurs more frequently in
omen than in men, and often follows ex
hausting diseases, such as scrofula, fevers
and nervous exhaustion.
In ordinary baldness the history is entirely
different Here, the fully-grown hairs drop
out and are replaced at once by the downy
ones, and when these disappear, a smooth,
shining surface of skin is lett In this case
there is an atrophy of the hair bulbs, and
consequently the hair can never be restored.
In the former cose the trouble is due to de
ficient nutrition, and if this defect con be
remedied the hair will grow again.
Certain diseases, especially those accom
panied with high temperature, are usually
followed by more or less complete loss of
hair. Typhoid fever presents a very nota
ble example ot such an effect In
some forms of neuralgia, also, there is a
baldness along the course of the affected
nerve. A very curious phenomenon is the
falling of the hair in small, isolated, round
or oval patches, which are apt to be at the
back of the head. They are small at first,
but graaually increase in size away from
the center. Several patches may thus run
together and cause a baldness of nearly the
This condition occurs in both sexes, and
especially in thevoung. Sometimes there is
itching and tenderness in the spot, but in
other cases there is no local symptom to give
warning of the approach of the disease. The
cause of this affection is not surely known,
but very likely it is due to some nervous
disturbance. It is comforting to know that,
with the exception of the baldness of old
age, the loss of the bair may be only tem
porary, and that, with restoration to health
and the removal of the particular cause, the
hairs will grow again. A general course of
tonics, with shampooing and proper appli
cations, will give good results, although it
is sometimes months before a perfect Care is
A SPIDER BUILDS A BRIDGE.
The Clever Engineering Feat of an Indus
trlone I.Ittle Insect.
Some sarcastic writer has said that phi
losophers, like spiders, spin their web out
of their own insides; but not every philoso
pher wonld be able to get out of a "tight
place" as quickly and safely as did the par
ticular spider of whose exploits a writer in
the Hearth and Home relates this story:
One dayT caught a spider, and brought
him into the house to play with. I took a
basin and fastened a stick in it, like a ves
sel's mast or a liberty pole, and then poured
in water enongh to turn the mast into an
island. On this I placed my spider
Crusoe, as I called him.
As soon as he was fairly cast away, he be
gan anxiously running around to find a road
to the mainland. He scampered down the
mast to the water, stuck out a foot, got it
wet, shook it, ran around the stick and tried
the other side, and finally ran back up to
the top again.. Here he stopped as if to
consider the matter. I put a little molasses
on the stick. A fly came, but the spider
cared not for flies just then.
He went slowly down the pole to the
water and touched it all ronnd, shaking his
feet like a cat when she wets her paws in
the grass. Suddenly, as if inspired with a
plan for escape,he mounted to the top like a
rocket He held one foot in the air, then
another, and turned ronnd two or three
times. He seemed excited, and several
times nearly stood on his head. He had
somehow discovered that there was wind
enough to carry a line ashore.
He pushed out a web that went floating in
the air until it caught on the table. Then
he hanled on the rope until it was tight,
struck it twice or thrice to seeif it was strong
enough to hold him, and then he walked
ashore. He had earned his liberty, and I
carried him back to his home web.
AN ORIENTAL JURIST'S WISDOM.
Subtle Discrimination In a Case Where a
Cat Was the Culprit.
Dr. Henry M. Scndder relates in a Lon
don'papera case oi Oriental justice that
could hardly he ontdone for sharp and
subtle discriminations. Four men,partners
in business, bought some cotton bales. Tnat
the rats might not destroy the cotton, they
purchased a cat They agreed that each of
the four should own a particular leg of the
cat; and each adorned with beads and other
ornaments the leg tbas apportioned to him.
The cat, by an accident, injured one of its
legs. The owner of that member wound
abont a rag soaked with oil. The ca t going
too near the fire, set the rag on fire, and,
being in great pain, rushed in among the
cotton bales where she was accustomed to
hunt rats. The cotton thereby took fire and
was burned np. It was a total loss. The
three other partners brought an action to
recover the valne of the cotton against the
fourth partner wno owned the particular
leg of the cat
Tbe Judge examined the cose and decided
thus: "The leg that had the oil rag on it
was hnrt; tbe cat could not use the leg in
fact, it held up that leg and ran witn the
other three legs. The three unhurt legs
therefore carried the fire to the cotton, and
are alone culpable. The injured leg is not
to be blamed. The three partners who
owned the three legs with which the cat ran
to the cotton will pay the whole value of
cotton to the partner who was the proprie
tor of the injured leg."
An Old Man Gets Tired of Listening to a
From the Marietta (Q.) Journal. '.
The story goes that a certain society yonng
man, noted for his handsome bearing and
winning voice, accompanied a young lady
to her home, and as all true lovers do, lin
gered yet a little while at the gate to have a
lover's tete-a-tete with, his fair companion.
The night was beautiful, no one near to in
trude, and above all he lovedl Why
shouldn't she kiss him? With true maid
enly modesty she refused. He implored.
She still withheld from him that which
would fill his cup of happiness. Tbe request
was repeated several times, and so engrossed
did the young man become in wooing he
failed to notice the approach of the parental
The old gentleman, who had been there
himself and did not care to intrude upon
the happiness of the young conple, qnietly
stepping behind a convenient rose bush,
waited, thinking the young man would soon
leave. In this hewas mistaken. The lover
tarried over the request until the patience
of the old gentleman was exhausted. A
voice the couple well knew aroused them
from their happiness, in a tone of impatient
anger bv saying: "Daughter, kiss the
fool and let him go home!" It is reported
that tke younz man only hit the crrbnnd in
high places in his endeavor to cofaply with
tne old gentleman a request
Wore Typhoid Casei
There is considerable typhoid fever in
the Fifteenth-ward just now. It is not so
bad in the Tenth or twelfth, 'but there is a
large number of cases in the Fifteenth
ward. Two new cases were received at tbe
Allegheny General Hospital yesterday,
making a total of 35 in that institution.
OLIVE WEST0S fc
ATCH deiaHhtl tha
Empreu of Austria andher mad pranks on
DEATH IN DUNGEONS.
The Irish Political Prisoners Con
fined in Loathsome Cells.
A BITTER ATTACK ON BALFODR
By Parnell and His Supporters In tha
House of Commons.
SOME YERI STRONG LA5GUAGE USED.
Ice Tory Tool Boldly Denounced as a Murderer of tha
Deepest Dye. '
In tbe House of Commons last night the
Irish members made an attack upon the
Government policy in dealing with political
prisoners. It was asserted that members of
Parliament were virtually murdered in foul
dungeon. Mr. Parnell made a, strong;
speech upon the subject.
London, Angnst 23. In the Honse of
Commons this evening in the debate on tha
prisons vote, an attack was made upon the
treatment of Irish political prisoners. The
case of Mr. Couybeore having been referred
to, Mr. Balfour announced that Mr. Cony
beare was now cured, and the only question
remaining was as to the origin of his dis
ease. McFadden, he said, was the previous oc
cupant of the cell. A thorough examina
tion revealed no trace of disease in the
prison or among the prisoners. At the con
clusion of the examination he consented to
the transfer of Mr. Conybeare to another
HIS JAIL EXPERIENCE.
Mr. Blane followed with an account of
his experience in Londonberry Jail. He
declared that sick prisoners were never sent
to the hospital until they were nearly dy
ing. He had seen prisoners arrive suffering
from lice. The closets were in a filthy con
dition. He and other prisoners had been
exhibited from the balcony to lady friends
of the officials. He had never complained
of his treatment, because he knew it was
useless to do so.
Mr. Sexton violently attacked Mr. Bal
four's allusion to McFadden. Mr. Balfour,
interposing, said he intended no insinua
tion. Mr. Sexton, continning, described
the Londonderry jail as a pesthouse, where
prisoners contracted fever and were thrnst
out to die. He detailed one case of fever
amid groans from the Parnellites, who, cry
ing "Another murder," 'There's the assas
sin," invited Mr. Balfour to smile.
Mr. Balfour said that long familiarity
with such attacks induced contempt He
adduced statistics to show that there was a
lower rate of mortality in Irish than in En
glish prisons, he said that the humanitariau-
lsm ol the Parnellites was only awakened
when their friends were imprisoned.
Mr. Sexton, complaining of a personal
attack, drew an indirect rebuke rrom the
Chair on both himself and Mr. Balfonr.
T. W. Kussell (Unionist) member for
Tyrone, urged that in order to satisfy the
public a sanitary engieer he appointed to
inspect the prisons.
Mr. Parnell, in the course of his speech,
contended that oakum picking was ill-paid
work, and that an endeavor was made to
compensate even for this outlay by reducing
tbe food supply. The result was the
permanent enfeeblement of the prisoners.
For himself, he was convinced the Irish
prisoners were half starved. They ought
to be provided with plenty of remunerative
work and should be better fed.
BAD SASTITABT CONDITION.
All the older prisons are in a bad sanitary
condition. He had himself seen in the
older part of Kilmainham jail the liquid
sewage leaking through the foundations of
the walls and bursting into the very
yard. He was convinced that Deny prison
required to be entirely rebuilt. Otherwise
its objectionable condition is irremediable.
The medical officers tried to hide the fact of
the existence of fever under the medical
name of tuberculosis. Mr. Balfour had been
guilty of culpable neglect
He was glad that Mr. Conybeare had been
removed, but he urged the House not to
forget that the humbler victims of Balfour
were liable to be stricken at -any moment
while Mr. Balfour disported himself with
characteristic nonchalance. He hoped Mr.
Balfour wonld give some assur
ance that an engineer, would be
appointed to lay the truth before
the country. Mr. Balfour would find that
his procedure would only strengthen Irish
men in their determination not to yield.
Mr. Balfour did not compel his pet Belfast
forgers to clean the prison cess pools as he
did Fitzgibbon. The Parnellites would
force this question until justice was ob
tained. The prisons vote was adopted, 113 to 69,
and all the other votes were agreed to.
8PECIAI,,0. A. K. TRAIN
To Blilwankee Without Change. Via Pltts-
bnrg and Western Railway.
Will leave Allegheny 12:40 p. at, Central
time, Sunday, August 25, with day coaches
and Pullman sleepers, and run through,
solid, arriving in Chicago 6:55, Milwaukee'
10:30 A. 31., Monday. Bate $11; Chicago
and return 9. Secure sleeping car tickets
To the yolks of six eggs, well between, add
two cups white sugar, three-quarters enp
butter, one cup sweet milk; three and a half,
cups flour, having mixed thoroughly
through it one measure "Banner" Baking
Powder, whites of two eggs beaten stiff;
bake in jelly-cake pans; when cold spread
each layer with an icing made of the whites
of fonr eggs, beaten stiffl one pound pow
dered sugar, and one tablespoonfnl extract
Three quarters cup of butter, two cups of
white sugar, one cup sweet milk,, three
eggs (whites and yolks beaten separately),
or the whites only of six eggs, three cups of
flour having in it one measure "Banner"
Baking Powder. Bake in jelly-cake pans,
three layers; crush six ripe bananas and
spread them over each layer, except tbe top
one, which should be iced with the following
boiled icing: Take two and a halt cups
granulated sugar, half cup water, boil three
minutes, when cool add the whites of three
eggs, slightly beaten.
Now is the season to keep
on hand a supply ot.
"SCOTJBENE" to do all
your honse cleaning.
There is no known article
for S cents tbat will so help
thro ugh house cleaning and
do it as well.
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