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1IGER Jl SIGHT,
Mil Attempts at Compromise of
the Great London Dock
men's Strike Fail.
tHE MEN ARE DESPERATE.
Dopes Centered on Their Leader to
A MAN OP PHYSICAL AND WILL POWER.
All Ills Energies Heeded to Control toe
Starring Thousands Who Have Flocked
to His Oanner-Tbe Dock Companies
Repulse All Appeals of tho Public as
Well as the Strikers Thousand, of Tods
of Provisions PerlshtsK While Tens of
Thousands of People Are Maddened by
tho Pangs of Hunger A Gloomy Outlook.
The strike of the dockmen in London is
now more serious than at any time since it,
began. The dock companies have resisted
all appeal to -effect a compromise. The
strikers are sullen, starring and in a danger
ous mood. It requires all the tact of their
leader, Mr. Burns, to prevent them from
committing violence. As it is, great fears
are entertained by the public Commerce
is entirely paralyzed, thousands of tons of
perishable goods havebeen destroyed, and
ships lie idle for want of cargoes. The con
dition is desperate.
IBT CIXLE TO THI DtSrATCn.1
London, August 28. Copyright.
The great strike reached its crisis to-night,
when, the dock companies refused the
final compromise offered by the men. It
now remains to be seen whether Burns will
be able to restrain the fury oflOO.OOO hungry
men, goaded to the point of desperation by
the misery of their starving families, for
another week. If this is possible and it
would be impossible under any otherleader,
it is the general opinion that the dock com
panies will be obliged to give in. If Burns
loses control ot the ktrlkers there will ensue
the bloodiest riot ever known.
To-night tbe men are gathered by tens of
thousands along the river front. Their
aspect is gloomy and sullen. Many thou
sands have not tasted lood to-day, and to re
turn to their homes means for them to be
obliged to listen to the cries of their chil
dren for bread, and to endnre the squalor
and destitution that necessity and the pawn
broker have brought about.
ALARM FOB FUBI.IC SAFETY.
5 Although the city, apart from the ren
i3ezrofc of the strikers, is quiet, there is no
Iittlo sJarnfreU for the -pubUetaXely. J&he
'Police Department is on the qui vive. The
entire force is ready for instant action, and
the military in the barracks and at the
tower are under arms and in readiness for
immediate service. It is no idle apprehen
sion of danger that has brought about these
precautions. It is eveiywhere admitted
that but for the snperb management and
heroic work of Burns there would have
been an outbreak before now. The dock
laborers themselves number 30,000 and to
their assistance have come 10,000 stevedores,
10,000 water men, 8,000 lighter men, 8,000
carters, 5,000 river sailors, 2,000 steamboat
engineers and enough ether small labor or
ganizations belonging to the Dock Labor
ers' Union to swell the number ot actual
workingraen on strike to 100,000. To these
must be added from 30,000 to 50,000 of the
( idle ruffians of the slums wbo attach them
selves to such movements for the purpose of
inciting to riot and bloodshed.
. ' A FORMIDABLE MOB.
A more formidable mob than the great
gathering of angry men visited by your
correspondent in the East End, to-nieht,
could not be got together. Every man is
savage and hungry, and once carried be
yond the point of endurance they would be
irresistible. Burns himself is down among
them, imploring and commanding and en
deavoring to impress the leaders with a
sense of the terrible responsibility that rests
The Thames to-day has been as quiet as if
commerce were unknown in London. The
vast flotilla of freighters that in ordinary
times crowd the river lay moored to the
wharves, and rising and falling with the
tide. The great warehouses were closed,
and the shutters of doors and windows
drawn. The docks were deserted nnd their
gates barred. A more than Sunday calm
was over everything. All perishable
freight is already ruined. Six thousand
tons of meat, brought from New Zealand, is
rotting on the British India Company's
steamships, and thousands of pounds in
value in fruit and vegetables are decaying
in the holds of idle vessels.
The Peninsular and Oriental Company
have paid back their passengers' money,
after keeping them two days on bread, wait
ing lor the hold to be loaded, and the small
passenger steamers that ply between Lon
don and the continent are carrying their
freight back and forth as ballast. Two pas
senger steamships of the Allan line that
should have sailed for' Boston a week ago,
are deserted in midstream, and a score of
American freighters are moored at their
OPPOSE PUBLIC OPINION.
Although public opinion and the entire
London press is with the strikers, the dock
companies still remain obdurate. It was
confidently expected that a settlement would
be reached to-day when the directors of the
companies held a meeting and decided to
empower the officers of the companies to
act for them. To a committee ot these
officers the strikers submitted the following
as their final concession:
Outsiders called in not to be dircharged
with less than 2 shillings pay. That con
tract work should be abandoned and a sys
tem of piece work substituted by which the
men shall receive the total gross receipts of
the job direct from the companies, drawing
in the meantimeamlmimum of sixpence per
hour for ordinary time and 8 pence per hour
for overtime tor their work, so long as the
job lasts, shares of the pljas to be divided as
follows: Share of each man and foreman to
be equal, pay to be sixpence per hour and 8 j
pence hour for overtime; overtime to be
reckoned from 6 P. M. to 6 A. M.
The outsiders are the men not regularly
employed who often wait an entire day to
obtain perhaps an hour or two's work, for
which they receive 10 pence. The contract
system Cut men insist the companies shall
abandon, is a system whereby a sweater or
middleman takes the contract for loading
and unloading from the companies and
makes his profit by keeping down the wages
of the men. Out of each shilling of freight
age 2 pence Ago to the companies and the
contractor divides 10 pence with the men
who do the work, their share generally
averaging about 5 pence.
STICK ON ONE POINT.
The agents of the dock committees, at a
meeting to-night, conceded everything but
the demand ot 6 pence per hour, which they
refused absolutely. The men "are deter
mined not to give in until they are assured
of the 6 pence, and there the matter rests.
Ship owners held a meeting this afternoon
to decide whether or not to attempt to
coerce the dock companies into coming to a
settlement, but finally came to the con
clusion that they were na$ warranted in in
terfering. The dockmen's strike, the greatest in
point of numbers that ever occurred, has
also been the most ably conducted. John
Burns, the heart and soul of the sttike, is
himself a working engineer. He is about
35 years of age, and is a member of the
county council for Battersea, where he has
a pretty little house and a garden. Burns'
character is very high, and he has the re
spect even of his opponents. He is a man
of great physical strength as well as mag
netism, and it is dne entirely to his personal
influence that the strikers have been kept
under control for 14 days. The effect of the
strike upon commerce fs paralyzing, and the
result will be, the ship owners say, to drive
traffic from London to Southampton,
Plymouth and Liverpool. But more seri
ous still is the effect upon the families of
the strikers. One hundred thousand men
out of work means privation for nearly half
a million men, women and children. The
misery in thesehomes is appalling. Several
relief movements have been organized, but
as only a few thousand at the outset van be
led by charity the suffering will be terrible
if the strike does not end boon. If the
strikers are driven to desperation a terrible
crime will be laid at the door of the dock
BLOCKED AN IMPOBTATION SCHEME.
This morning Mr. Burns heard that 4,000
Belgians would be imported unless the
strike was ended. He at once telegraphed
to the Belgian Workingmen's Union and
blocked that move of the employers.
Many coal heavers are resuming work at
an advance in wages, which course is vio
lently opposed by the strikers, who urge
that no work should be resumed until the
advance demanded is conceded to all. A
mob of howling strikers, numbering several
thousand, attacked coal vans leaving the
yards under a police escort. They undid
the chains and traces, compelling the
drivers to return. In a short while 6,000
strikers had arrived on the scene and started
for the coal yards.
Public sentiment is growing in favor of
the abolition ot the private dock cornea
nies and the placing of the docks under
municipal control. The price of provisions
is rising, and Liverpool consignees are suf
fering owing to the inability to discharge
ships freighted with perishable cargoes
The men at Hirifcis-Copenhagen 5U
mills and at Johnson Bros, white lead mills
have joined the strikers.
The tea trade is pressing upon the dock
companies the advisability of settling with
the strikers, and their overtures seem to be
received favorably. Mr. Burns declares
that if the dock companies do not yield a
compact will be made with the wharfingers
to unload snips in midstream.
COAL rOETEKS' STKIKE ENDED.
London, August 28. Midnight The
strike ot the coal porters ii practically
enaea, ana tuey will lesume worK to-mor
row, the merchants having conceded the
main aemanas ot toe strikers.
At a meeting of dockmen to-night, Mr.
Burns announced the receipt of checks from
New York and Hamburg. He also an
nounced that the Southampton stevedores
had offered to strike, if necessary. The
W nolesale Tea Dealers Association has ie
solved, unless the strike be ended to-mor
row, to obtain the delivery of tea without
recourse to the docks, by an arrangement
with wnarnngers. xne uiasgow dockmen
have formally demandei "au advance of
Admiral Porter's San Said to Have Joined
the Havtlan Forces Bis Military
Skill Was Well Paid for
rsrr.ci.ii.Tri.Ea kaii to the dispatch.!
Washington, August 28. A curious
story is going the rounds about 'Mr. Essex
Porter, a son of Admiral Porter, whose ad
venture in assisting to drive Maximillian
from Matamoras with a battery of United
States artillery, was described some
time ago inTnE Dispatch. About two
months ago Mr. Porter suddenly closed his
law office and disappeared. As 'none of his
near relatives seemed anxious about him
bis absence aroused no curiosity until it
was prolonged beyond the usual period of a
lawyer's sNimmer outing. Within a few
days it has begun to leak out that, pre
vious to his departure, he had received
communications from an agent of Legitime,'
the late dictator of the so-called Republic
of Hayti. Near friends eaya proposition
was made to him to go to Hoytt and take
command of Legitime's army; that he de
manded 525,000 insurance on his
life ana six months' pay in ad
vance; that this was refused, and
that an agent of Hippollyte then made
propositions to him which may be the ex
planation of his prolonged absence. About
three weeks after the disappearance ot Mr.
Porter the report came from Hayti that the
troops of Hippolyte had been massed before
Port-au-Prince, that new life seemsj to be
infused into them.and that the probabilities
were they would soon capture the town.
Friends of Porter who knew the story of
the propositions from Hippolyte to be true,
and who are well acquainted with the fear
less and adventurous character of the man,
and recognize his ability as a military
leader, feel certain that he is in Hayti, and
that it will transpire that he is responsible
for the success of Hippolyte. Mr. Porter's
relatives will say nothing in regard to his
TRAIN ROBBERS ARRESTED.
Two of the Gang are Now In the Clutches
of the Lair.
rSPSCtAL TELEGRAM TO TUE DISPATCH.:
Salt Lake, Augnst 28. Deputy tames
Bush has arrived here with two of the Bio
Grande and Western train robbers. Their
names are James Rumrill, of Ariposa
county, Arizona, and Charles Curtis, of
Clay county, Texas. He caught them the
first time on the Navajo reservation and re
arrested tbem in the Little Grand Valley.
Bush had tw6 Mormons and six Navajoes
in his possession. The thieves showed fight
but both of tbem were overpowered.
Their escape when near Thomson's
Bprings was due to the fact that Bnsh was
worn out by the fatigue of his close pursuit.
Another train robber escaped into Arizona.
Mayor Fitter Comes Out for the Adjutant
General for Governor Senator
Cameron Said to Favor
the Move Also v
rSTECUti TXIXOBJlK TO THB DISPATCH. 1
Philadelphia, August 28. Mayor
Filler's declaration in favor of the nomina
tion of General Hastings for Governor,
created quite a stir among the politicians
to-day, all of, whom regarded it as an evidence-Tin
the part of the Mayor to again
take an active hand in the politics of the
city, and to make his power felt in the or
ganization of the party through
the State. It is known that he
is a warm friend of the.General's, it is be
lieved that the declaration was the result of
a personal visit of General- Hastings to
Mayor Pitler's office on Tuesday. The
politicians recognize the force of Mayor
Pitler's declaration, and accept it to mean
that there will be a bitter contest for the
control of the delegates from Philadelphia
to the State Convention. '
Collector Martin and the Quay followers
generally favor the nomination of Senator
Delamater, Quay's choice for Governor, as
the MoMane's element of the party"is at
present'vexy much disgruntled because they
have not, as they say, received a fair share
of the federal patronage, which has been so
It looks as if the fight would narrow down
to a tussle for control of the State delega
tion between the federal officeholders on the
one side and the McMan.es' element and
police on, the other. " "
United States Senator J.Donald Cameron
arrived in this city this morning about 11
o'clock, and left for New York about two
hours afterward. During bis short stay he
called on Chairman Andrews at the head
quarters ot the State Committee, and after
ward saw Collector of Internal Revenue
David Martin, with whom he conversed for
a few moments, when in company with
William B. Leeds he called at the office of
State Senator John C. Grady. An intimate
friend of Senator Cameron's said
to-night that the senior Senator ap
proved of Mayor Filter's declara
tion for General Hastings, for whom
it is said he entertains the warmest feelings
and high personal regard. The visit of
Senator Cameron was looked upon as of
great significance by many of the local
leaders, most of whom seem to be in the
dark regarding the fight for the Governor
ship. One of the active party spirits said this
evening, when informed of the Mayoi's
declaration and Senator Cameron's friend
ship for General Hastings: "Should Mayor
Pitler turn in for Hastings, as he no doubt
will, and have the McManc's people with
him, he could get the State delegation with
out any trouble.
EDITOR SHEPARD IN TROUBLE.
He Has to Slake a Denial of a Gather In
Deteoit, August 28. Colonel Elliott P.
Shepard, of the New York Mail and Ex
press, who isyisiting Detroit upon the oc
casion of the annual convention of the Na
tional Editorial Association, in an inter
view to-day with a Detroit reporter, gave
expression to opinions in regard to the
South which created considerable adverse
criticism among the Southern delegates.
Colonel Shepard, after attributing to ex
President Cleveland a plot to control the
nation through the "treacherous South," is
quoted as saying: "I frequently meet .Gen
eral Sherman and he agrees with me that
the Southern people are as traitorous as
ever and that, there is no patriotism among
them. He tes not think that they will
takje. up arms' again during this generation,
but that it .is only the sturdy, unflinching,
patriotic spirit and superior strength of the
North which keeps the country together."
These remarks do not tally with those ad
dressed by General Sherman to his com
rades at Milwaukee to-day, saying: "We
have passed through one crisis of our coun
try's history. I don't see any chance of an
other." At a late hour this evenine Colonel
Shepard requested that an authoritative
denial be given to the remarks attributed to
him. He says that the tenor of his remarks
was to the effect that he knew General
Sherman was very hopeful of seeing a con
tinuous growth of real patriotism among the
people of the Southeastern States, and that
everything that would in any way be con
sidered as disloyal might entirely disap
pear from among them.
MAY SOT BE A MURDERESS.
The Victim of Mrs. Hamilton's Anger In a
& Fair Way to Recovery.
Atlantic Citt, August 28. Mrs. Mary
Donnelly, the nurse who was stabbed by
Mrs. Robert Bay.Hamilton,restedto-day,and
the physician attending her says her ulti
timate recovery is assured, providing no
new complication arises. Mr. Hamilton
was in close consnltution with his lawyer,
the greater part of the morning. The attor
ney said this afternoon, that the favorable
condition of the nurse would lead him to
to seek to have Mrs. Hamilton released on
Mrs. Hamilton's first night in prison was
passed in the attic part of the Sheriff's resi
dence, where shr- will be confined until
court convenes, or the nurse is convalescent
and bail is accepted. There is much spec
ulation as to the amount of bail that would
be required, but no one doubts that it would
be immediately furnished, whatever the
amount. Hamilton spent four hours .with
his wife, to-day, and much affection was
displayed on both sides. Mrs. Swinton and
her son, Joshua Mann, are still here, but
can rarely be seen. The Noll cottage is
still under police surveillance.
THE! SHOT THE OFFICER.
The Deed of Two Negroes Mar Cause Very
Dubhaii, N. C., August 2i At Oxford
this afternoon two negroes'created a disturb
ance. Policeman Whitfield tried to arrest
them, when they shot Whitfield five times,
injuring him fatally. Several hundred
whites caught the culprits in the suburbs of
the town. The Sheriff locked them up.
There is talk of an effort being made to
night by the colored population to attack
the jail and secure the two negroes. In this
event there will be serious trouble.
DECREASING COAL PRODUCTION.
One Million Tons Ies to be Mined Than
Ne-w Yobk, August 28. The sales
agents of the six great coal producing com
panies met to-day at the office of the Penn
sylvania Coal Company and decided to re
strict the production for the month of Sep
tember to 3,000,000 tons, a decrease of about
1,000,000 tons from the corresponding month
No change was made in the prices, but
that matter was left open until September
11, when another meeting will be held.
MAKING; MORE MONEf,
ThePennijl vnnla Company's Earnings Shaw
an Increase Over last fear.
Philadelphia, August 28. The state
ment of the bnsiness of all lines of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company east 6f
Pittsburg and Erie for July, 1889, as com
pared with the same month in 18S8, shows
an Increase in gross earnings of fi9,262, an
increase in expenses of 162,016, an increase
in net earnings"of f 267,246.
FOMKER'S FOE FOUND
Campbell is.Kominated for Governor
by tho Ohio Democracy
AFTER A VEEfr LIVELY STRUGGLE.
Protection Denounced ly the Speakers and
in the Platform. '
HEAL AND KLINE PLEDGE THEIR AID
In an'lffort to Wrest the Buckeye Stats From lis Ee
Hon James E. Campbell, .was yesterday
nominated for Governor by the Ohio Demo
cratic Convention on the second ballot. He
accepted in a brief address, and the de
feated candidates pledged their hearty sup
port The platform is strongly against
protection, and Cleveland's name was
Datton, August 28. The Democratic
State Convention met in the rink at 10
o'clock this morning. Long before the
convention met the building was crowded
to its utmost capacity. A. arge number of
ladies looked on the proceedings from the
balconies. Dr. J. A. 'Norton, Chairman of
the State Central Committee, tailed the
convention to order. He dwelt on State
issues almost entirely.
When he spoke of national affairs and
mentioned ex-President Cleveland's name a
scenejof wildest applause and excitement
swept over the convention. After the
speech was finished reports of committees
were called for, and the Hon. P. O. Le
Blond, of Mercer county, reported that
there were no contests in any county except
Lucas. The trouble in that county grew
out of the mass convention there, and the
resolution appointing all Democrats in at
tendance delegates. After a long squabble,
taken part 'in by Allen O. Myers, Seth
Weldy, Boston Young and others, the re
port of the committee was adopted, and all
delegates from Lucas county are entitled to
a pro rata vote in the convention.
HABTE& OK THE TAEIFF.
M. D. Harter, of Mansfield, a neighbor of
John Sherman, the Chairman of the conven
tion, made 'a long speech, but vwas in very
bad voice, being hoarse from a cold. He
spoke of the corrupt use of money in politics
and predicted that free government would
eo to the wall unless it ceased. Harter also,!
dealt at length on State issnes and was ap
plauded. He claimed that the present tariff was lit
tle better than robbery and that the Demo
cratic party was in favor of revenue reform.-j
He declared that protection did not help the
l.TiAriniT man nnrl that whilft nrntftt.inn
protected one man it cheated 5,000. Finally
Mr. Barter's voice failed him and he said
his speech would appear in print and the
audience could read it if they wished.
After music by the band, the convention
was treated to a pleasing episode by the
presentation of a banner to Butler county
for making the greatest gain of any county,
in Ohio last year, for Cleveland. The Dem
ocratic ladies Mrs. Allen G. Thnrman,
Mrs. Thomas Powell, Mrs. James C. Camp
bell and others offered a banner
lost vear to the county making
the trreatest " train. and Butler.
won by a handsome majority. The Honf
O. X. Jjxonneit, wt ouib, jjicocuku .lie unu-
ner in behalf of the ladies and made a nest
and very eloquent speech. When he spoke
of Mrs. Thurman the convention warmly
applauded and showed that Ohio still
stands by the Old Soman platform,
THE STBUQGLE BEOIX3.
Nominations for Governor were next in
order, and the Hon. Samuel P. Hunt, of
Cincinnati, a relative of the author of "Star
Spangled Banner," made the best and most
elegant speech of the convention in
placing the Hon. James E. Campbell before
the delegates. Ex-Congressman Ander
son seconded the nomination in a short
speech. Virgil P. Kline was nominated by
Martin A. Poran, of Cleveland, in a ten
minute speech, which was well received.
Hon. Mr. Apthorp, of Ashtabula, seconded
the nomination. Hon. Prank Dougherty,
of Hardin, named Lawrence T. Neal for
Governor. Dougherty is quite an orator,
and was frequently cheered. James Sew
ard, of Mansfield, seconded Neat's nomina
tion. The roll of the counties was called, after
music by the band,"and the first ballot
resulted as follows: Campbell, 404; Neal,
282; Kline, 109.. Before the result was
announced, however, 16 delegates changed
to Neal, and no nomination was made,
396 votes being necessary, and Campbell hav
ing only 388, eight less than enough. -On
the second ballot Campbell was nominated,
receiving 398 votes to Neat's 299 and Kline's
93. Then ensued one of the wildest scenes
ever enacted in any convention. A perfect
storm of applause swept over the conven
tion. Delegates arose in their seats and
YELLED UUTIL HOABSE.
Ladles waved handkerchiefs and also hur
rahed. Then the band struck up the old
Scotch tune, "The Campbell's are Com
ing," and delegates danced in the aisle.
The enthusiasm would die ont for a minute
and (then break ont again and sweep over
the convention. Seward, of Mansfield,
Neal's manager and a delegate from Kline's
City, moved to make the nomination unani
mous, which was carried amid loud cheers
The committee soon brought in Mr.
Campbell, who, amid great cheering said
that he thanked the convention lor the great
honor conferred upon him, and he would
never prove untrue to the trust reposed
in him. He denounced the administra
tion of Governor Poraker, and showed ho,w
he had overruled the people and stifled
home rule in the cities of Ohio. The Re
publican party's hypocritical dealing with
the soldiers was also shown up. On the
question of the tariff, he saldi
Taming from State to national affairs, tbe
first duty wbicb confronts us Is todiscuss and
educate tbe people upon the reform of the
tariff. This being tbe chief issue In Federal
politics, and our present struggle In Ohio being
the preliminary skirmish to the general battle
of 1892, It Is proper that we define our position
and keep alive the agitation. We are accus
tomed to boost that our country excels the
in agricultural and mineral wealth and in ad
vantageous location. We rejoice In a vast
area of unoccupied lands which offer cheap
homes to all. We claim to be the freest and
the most Intelligent, inventive, industrious and
enterprising people on earth. To these com
bined causes do we truthfully ascribe oar
phenomenal increase in prosperity, wealth and
greatness. We do not accept the dogma that
these glorious results are dne to an exorbitant
tariff, or that the Custom House has been the
predominant factor of national growth. On
tbe contrary we deem the tariff, as It now ex
ists, to be burdensome, crudely constructed and
inequitably adjusted, bearing lightly on tbe
rich and heavily on tbe poor. We concur with
tbe late Republican Convention of Iowa In Its
declaration that the protective system fosters
trusts and trade conspiracies.
Speeches were also made by Messrs. Neal
ttuu iuiuc, u nuitu lus.f piuiuigeu mei
earnest snpport for the ticket this fall an
to mase speecnes ana wors earnestly lor tfts
success until the polls close on November0.
The convention then went into the nomina
tion of .Lieutenant Governor. Both fir.
Neal and Mr. Kline were suggestedfor
nomination, but both peremptorily declired.
M. V. Marquis, of Logan, was nominated
on tbe first ballot.
The. ret of the ticket is as fcyllows:
Supreme Judge, M. D. Follett, of (mucin
State Treasurer, W. E. Bo en, of
AUGUST 29, 1889,
Guernsey; School Commissioner, C. C. Mnl
ler, of Putnam; Member of Board of Pub
lic Works, Prank Reynolds, of Cincinnati;
Clerfc of Supreme Court, L J. O. Schu
maker, of Seneca; Attorney General, J. W.
Lewis, of Champaign. There is the best of
feeling over tbe nomination of the Hon.
James E. Campbell, for Governor, and the
Neal and Kline men are all Campbell men
The following is the platform adopted by
the convention: " '
First The Democracy of Ohio, in convention
assembled, approve the declaration of princi
ples made by the National Democracy in St.
Louis In 1888, and especially that part of it de
manding reduction of tariff taxes. We will
continue tbe battle for tariff reform until the
cause of the people Is triumphant.
Second We regard trusts. In whatever form
organized, as tbe legitimate result of oar
P'esent tariff system, and we demand the re
peal of all tariff taxes that enable tbem to
extort from tbe people exorbitant prices for
tbe products they control.
Thira We again acknowledge the great debt
of gratitude the nation owes to the heroes of
the late war, and we declare In favor of just,
liberal and equitable pension laws.
Fourth We denounce tbe Republican ad
ministration, for Its repeated violation ot its
pledges in benalf of civil service reform.
Fifth We denounce the present State ad
ministration as the most partisan, demoralizing
and extravagant in our history. We Invite
'the carefnl investigation of all citizens Into
our financial affairs as shown by tbe official
Sixth We protest against the repeated en
actment of laws vesting the appointing power
in the Governor, enabling him to control the
local boards of our leading cities'. While de
priving them of self-government, it constructs
a vast political machine that is at all times
dangerous, and, in tbe hands of a partisan
chief executive, has become a positive menace
to the people of the State.
Seventh The nomination otthe Governor of
Ohio for a third term. In violation of all pre
cedent, by the notorious and disgraceful use of
patronage at bis command, lsan outrage
against the people and should be rebuked at
the polls. .
Eighth We heartily favor home rule in Ire
land, and we demand it also for Ohio. While
favoring all laws that sacredly protect the
ballot box and tbe honest voter, we demand
the enactment ol laws that will enable our
cities to choose their own servants and con
trol their own affairs.
NEW MOTE IN THE FLACK CASE.
Justice Larremoro Recommends That Crim
inal Proceedings be Instituted.
ISFXCIAI. TXUQBJUC TO TUX SISFATCH.1
New Yobk, Augnst 28. Chief Justice
Larremore, of the Court of Common Pleas,
had a long consultation to-day with liis
colleagues, Jdstioes Daly, 'Van Hoesen and
Allen about the Plack case. They decided
-to present the case to acting District At
torney Bedford with the request that
he turn the whole mafter over to the grand
jury. The Jndges also decided to write to
the Bar Association and ask that body to
About I P. m. Justice Allen- came from
the private room of the court and took his
place upon'the bench. He called the news
paper men before him, and told what he and
his colleagues had determined upon. Then
he handed down the letter to District At
torney Bedford. After reciting tl
'acts in the case the letter proceed;
After reciting the alleged
If those allegations be trne. It would follow
that a crime has been committed, namely, a
conspiracy falsely to Institute an action to
pervert justice (section 168 of tbe 'penal
code). It appears by the affidavit of
Benjamin Wright that Ambrose Moiill
employed bim to appear in the action as the At
torney for tbe plaintiff. If tbe allegations of
Mrs. Flack's affidavit be true, the necessary ln
ference Is that Mr. Meeks. Mr. Monell and
Air. Wright were implicated in the conspiracy.
On behalf of the jndges of the Court of Com
mon Pleas I request that you lay the whole
case before the grand jury, and before that
body thoroughly investigate the facts with a
view. If all the tacts thns developed warrant it,
to an Indictment for conspiracy, or an indict
ment under section 148 of the Denal code for da-
f celt willfully practiced upon tbe Court, or an
indictment fofany other crlmtoal offense.
BIG PRICE FOR IRON "W0RK8.
The Enclish Syndicate Offers 83,000,000
for the Thomas Company's Plant.
1SPXCIA1. TILIOILIM TO T&X CISfATCn.1
New Yoek, August 28. The latest ob
ject of English acquisitiveness is the
Thomas Iron Works, at Scranton, Pa.,
President Benjamin G. Clarke and Direc
tors John 6. Knight, and Samuel Thomas,
have asked the stockholders of the company
for proxies to be nsed in 'acting upon the
Englishmen's proposition in a circular just
It is said that the Vould-be purchasers are
the same capitalists who recently bought
the Otis Street Company of Cleveland.
The price offered for the Thomas Iron Com
pany's outfit is $5,000,000, and one
of the conditions of the irade
is that the present managers shall
continue with tbe property for three years.
It has paid its stockholders about $3,800,000
in dividends, and increased its capital stock
from $325,000 to $2,000,000. It is said that
the purchase, if made, together with the
transfer of the Otis works at Cleveland, is
in pursuance of a plan to form an iron and
A MOB OF TEXAN TOUGHS
Tskcs Possession ot a Little Town to the
' Terror of tho Citizens.
Paeis, Tex., August 28. Antlers sta
tion, 42 miles north of here in the Territory,
was terrorized by a band of lawless menlast
night. Por a time they had complete,
possession of the place. Over 100 shots
were fired, and the greatest excitement pre
vailed for a time. They were frienps
of Luther, wbo was killed at Got
land on Monday, and last nighft's
work is supposed to have been a
challenge to Everidge's friends, who are
quite numerous at Antlers. They were
drinking, and left declaring that7 they
would return and repeat the offense.
The Pederal authorities were notified and
a deputy went up there to-night t6 prevent
trouble if possible. .'
Some of the lawless party Were here to
day buying whisky and other articles. Fur
ther trouble is expected, as jUe. citizens are
very much excited.
RAN INTO THE R0UND HOUSE,
The Effort of nn Enelncer at Bnffato to
Bttfpai.0, August 28. About 7 o'clock
to-night Nickel Pf ate ,engine No. 56 was
run out of the Cbucago street roundhouse
and-near the Hotnburg street crossing the
engineer saw traijn No. 21 coming at a good
rate of speed. He reversed and opened his
throttle and we and his fireman jumped.
The train sentthe switch engine living back
onto the switiph with its fall head of steam
on and witbahe additional propulsion of the
collision, iy went smashing back into the
roundhousjf at 60 miles an hour.
Engine (So. 140 was just coming out and
a terrificwreck ensued. Both engines were
smashe)B and engineer and fireman of No.
140 wefe badly injured, being unable to get
out of, The way.
uroed His Harvest and HJmtelf.
Kelvidere, N. J., Augnst 28. At the
t3wn of Paradise. Philip Heinckle, a Ger-
Y man farmer, deliberately set fire to his large
barn, which contained the harvest oi the
post season, and when the fire was at its
height threw himself into the flames and
was burned to death. He drove the horses
and cattle out of the barn before firing it,
Tclloyr Fever on an American Vessel.
Washixgtoit, August 28-The De
partment of State has been advised by a
telegram fromv the Consul of the United
States at Colon that the steamer Adriatio
has left that port for1 the United Btates with
1 yellow fever on board. -
A FIGHT IN THE CAMP
The Cronin Suspects Are Now Quar
reling Among Themselves.
EACH ANXIOUS FOR HIS OWN LIFE,
And Perfectly Reckless of the Consequence
to the Others.
ARGUMENTS FOE SEPARATE TRIALS.
The State fUces Its Beltanes Upon the Charge cf
A great effort was made to seenre separate
trials for the Cronin suspects yesterday.
The attorneys for the various defendants
each expressed their repugnance to having
their cases tried with the others, whose
guilt was manifest. The Judge reserved
ISrECIAI. tltEGSJUI TO THI DISrATCH.l
Chicago, August 28. The lawyers who
are defending the men under indictment for
murdering Dr. Cronin argued their motions
for separate trials to-day. The speeches
were mainly confined to law points, but
nevertheless the big room on Dearborn ave
nue was filled from the door to Judze Mc
Connell's perch. There were a few ladles
ambng the spectators, including!! rs. Black,
mother of Prank Woodrnff, but for the
greater number the Clan-na-Gael grjp and
password, if used judiciously, would. hive
awakened a chord of brotherly sympathy
and confidence. Camp 20 was there in
The members were scattered all through
the courtroom. Hike Whelan, the sus
pended detective, occupied a high perch
near one ot the Dearborn avenue windows,
from which he was enabled to inspect the
conspirators without attracting attention.
Paul Dolan, in whose saloon the secret
trial committee is said to have held its last
meeting before the murder, sat beside the
ex-detective, Pat Gannon.
AXIi -WITHIN HEABIKG..
Delano's bartender was ,loubging in a re
mote corner, where he was just able to hear
the elocutionary tones of the lawyers as
they expounded obtruse points of law. A
short distance from Gannon was Dennis
Ward. If Beggs had had a gavel he could
have easily calle'd his old camp to order, for
there was more than a quorum within the
scope of his vision.
A big crowd was waiting at the entrance
to the courtroom when the bailiff threw open
tbe doors, but not one in every ten men who
applied for admission got in, and hy"fu"e
time Judge McConnell took his seat at least
500 men were standing around the'Dearborn,
avenue side of the jail, openly and inwardly
abusing the court officers who prevented
them from packing the room upstairs to
The prisoners arrived within a minute,
after the Judge, and as they filed down the
narrow passage way leading to the jury box,
every eye was turned on them with a curi
ous stare. Prank Woodruff was in the
lead end he took the chair next to the wit
ness stand. P. O'Snlllvan, the ice man, sat
beside him and Kunze, Beggs, Coughlin
and Burke made up the row. O'Snlllvan
fidgeteoS good deal and looked exceed
ing) t unxm stable in his position between
the uueomnlcd confessor and Coughtin's
German chum, but "s he was in the hands of
a bailiff who sat directly behind him, he
was unable to change his place.
THE rOETECIITE CONSPIItATOES.
Coughlin calmly bit a big hunk off a
plug of blck Irish twist and then pro
ceeded to reuew old acquaintances among
the audiene by bowing and smiling right
and left. Burke confined his attention to
the straw f hat that Chief Hnbbard bought
lor him the day before he left Winnipeg,
and strangely enough he kept his lower jaw
so well braced that it only 'fell once during
the entire session of four hours.
The proceedings ,were opened without
formality by William Forrest offering an
affidavit Objecting to the use of the confes
sion that Woodruff made to Captain
Scbaaek while the Coroner's jury was in
session. Then Judgfc Wing, without re
ferring io a law book, began his plea to
maintain Dan Coughlin's motion for a sep
arate trifl. His main point of contention was
that it w'ould be unfair to try Coughlin in
company with Burke, who had run away to
escape J.pprehension and arrest, and Wood
ruff, wio had already confessed his crimi
, He -aid that the fact that they would
enter nd leave the court room together day
aiteruay, and that the evidence against one
would stand as evidence against all would
undoubtedly influence the minds of the
jurprs against the innocent as well as the
guilty. The right of peremptory chal
lenges, the speaker claimed, would also
operate against him because the State will
bfavel20 challenges, while Coughlin will
have only 20.
The cross-examination of witnesses, the
arguments of the other counsel and a dozen
other things which the Judge enumerated
might be twisted to hurt Coughlin for the
benefit of somebody else. To prove this he
cited a good deal of strong evidence against
Burke, O'Sullivan and Beggs, and all three
of these defendants began to get red in the
face and squirm uneasily in their chairs.
They did not quite understand Judge Wing.
State's Attorney Longenecker, on the other
hand, buried his face in his arms and
"Circumstances which involves some oth
er defendant maybe made to injure my
client," continued Judge Wing. "Eor ex
ample, take theTcircumstances surrounding
O'Sullivan. He swore positively that he
never met Dr. Cronin previous to the time
he made his contract, but we know now
that such was not the case. That is damag
ing to O'Sullivan, but what has it to do
with Coughlin? Burke, under an assumed
name, hired the Carlson cottage, spoke to
O'Sullivan and disappeared after the fatal
night. Then he ran away to Canada. Very
serious inferences may be drawn from, these
facts, and they would undoubtedly be used
to influence the jury against Coughlin,"
It was at this point that Jndge Longe
necker indulged in his half-suppressed
mirth. The rest of the lawyers for the de
fense, especially Dan Donahue, O'Sulli
van's counsel, looked extremely sober, and
kept very quiet. Judge Wing concluded
with a strong appeal for what he consid
ered his client's right to a separate trial.
THE OTHEB SIDE.
-Jndge Longenecker then read an affidavit
setting forth briefly that he had called on
Kunze at the latter's request andthathetojd
him he was locked up for murder. Thtswas
doneto offset the young man's claim that the
State's Attorney had told him he was
only a witness in the case. Dan Donahue
then made a plea for O'Sullivan, and he
was followed by Senator Kennedy, who
quite surprised everybody by his peculiar
Attorney Forrest was the last to speak.
He gave "Woodruff a terrible lashing and
made a strong plea for a separate trial.
Judge Longnecker said that the attorneys
for the defendants in their pleas had shown
exactly why separate trials should not be
granted. These men in 'heir affidavits
have talked of furniture being bought, of
rooms rented, of a cottage , procured, of a
buggy hired, of a man decoyed to a certain
place and murdered, and have touched upon
much other evidence. What is this but a
conspiracy? What harm 'can come of trying
these men together? -
Regarding Woodruff, Mr. Longenecker
said that the confessor had not said any
thing that was at all injurious to th,e other
"Not one thing," said the State's At
torney, "has that man said that will be in
tbe least damaging to the other five men.
All he says Is in regard to himself." Judge
McConnell will render his decision fa the
THE LEOAI TALENT.
The non-appearabce of Luther Laflln
Mills and George C. Ingham in he prelim
inary work of the trial has given rise to the
rnmor that these two lawyers have with
drawn from the 'case and will not assist
State's Attorney Longenecker in the prose
cution of the defendants. It appear that
the Cronin committee which retained
Messrs. Mills and Ingham, soon alter the
doctor's body was found, is short of funds
and unable to pay lawyer's fees. It Is
rumored that the Philadelphia and Chelten
ham Beach picnics were fizzles from a finan
8tate's Attorney Longenecker said to-day
he hoped Messrs. Mills and Ingham would
be associated with him next Monday when
the case comes to trial. Mr. Ingham said
to-day that Mr. Mills had charge of the
matter so far as "his firm Nras concerned,
Mr. Mills could not be found.
Yonng Klabe, the tinsmith who made the
mysterious box lor Burke, and who was
nearly killed last night by Clan-na-Gael
men or their sympathizers, was resting
easily to-day, although lie was unable to
speacibr 12 hours. He was hit in the head
several times and fell unconscious to the
pavement. His assailants, thinking htm
dead, hurled his body over a railing to the
ground below, a distance of ten feet. The
police have been Unable- to find the mis
creants. The only clew to their identity is
an old hat which Klahe seized in the fight.
AFTER MANY YEAES
Restitution Is to bo Made or 33,000 Stolen
From a Bank A Romantic Tale
Pram the Ohio Re-,
rSFECLU. TXLXOBXK TO TBE SISF-ATCH.1
Pindlat, O., August 28. A strange
story is told by Willie Walters, a young
man now living in this city, but who, sev
eral years ago,'for some youthful indiscre
tion, was sent from Seneca county to the
State Beform School at Lancaster, where he
remained until be attained his majority,
which was in the early part of the present
year. After his release young Walters
came to this city, where his good conduct
has gained him many friends, to one of
whom he told the following, which this
friend believes to be trne in all its essential
Walters says that while an inmate of the
Beform School he had for a roommate a boy
from Dayton, with whom he became very
intimate, And they naturally exchanged
confidences. The Dayton boy was a bright
little fellow, who, previous to becoming a
"child of the State," was a, messenger for a
bank in his native city. One day he was
sent to another bank with a package of
money said to contain $5,000, which in some
way he could not Explain at the time, he
lost between the two banks, and failing in
giving an account of his stewardship he was
arrested, but nothing could be proven
against him beyond the fact he was tbe last
person wbo handled the monev. Owing to
his youth he was sent to the State Beform
School, more as a punishment for not tell
ing a consistent story as to how the $5,000
had gotten away from him than because the
evidence showed he had guilty knowledge
of the disappearance of the money.
In the State's reformatory institution he
was soon classed as a model boy, who ac
quired knowledge much more readily than
any of his fellows; and notwithstanding the.
implied stain upon his character his future
appeared bright and full of promise.
A.year or two ago, however, he was taken
ill with a fatal sickness, and although
everything possible was done for him the
end was inevitable. Young Walters, as his
room-mate and friend, was permitted to be
with him almost constantly, during this
last illness; and on the night the physician
announced that he could not live until
morning he called Walters to his bedside
and made a contession to the effect, that be
had indeed stolen the $5,000 he had been
charged with losing; and that he
had hidden the package under d
large rock, in a certain place in the
city of Dayton, which he so fully described
that Walters is convinced he cango right to
the spot without trouble. Realizing his ap
proaching end be begged that his roommate
keep his confession a secret until his (Wal
ter's) term In the school was ended, and
then go and get.the money and restore it to
the bank to which it rightfully belonged.
This, young Waiters faithtully promised
to do, but as he made no memorandum at
the time of the name of the bank and the
persons interested, these details have been
forgotten; and now that he is free to carry
out the dying wish of his friend, he natur
ally desires an early opportunity of so
doing, and to that end will go to Dayton in
a few davs and make an effort to'find the
rock under which the money was hidden,
and if successful iu obtaining the package,
he apprehends no difficulty in carrying out
the rest of his agreement.
Discovered In a House in the Oldest City
In the Country.
St. Augustine, Fla., August 28.
This city is in a fever of excitement to-day
over tbe discovery of hidden Spanish
treasure in an old house on the corner of
Bridge and Marine streets. Contractor J.
F. Llambias had taken a job from Mance &
Bro. to tear down the house and clear away
the rubbish. About 11 o'clock this forenoon
an old colored man named Johnson, em
ployed by the Llambias, dug up near the
fonndation of the chimney B2 Spanish coins
in a rusty metallic pot about ten inches
deep and two inches across the mouth. Mr.
Mance took possession of the coins, though
the negro who found them surrendered them
reluctantly. The coins are very old, the
latest date being 1806, and several of them
The house and lot are the property of an
American lady of wealth who, some years
ago, married one of the nobility of Europe
and Mance will protect her interest if more
coin is unearthed, which is confidently ex
pected. So great was the excitement
about the premise that the police with dif
ficulty kept the crowd from "staking put
claims" in the ceHar and beginning digging
operations at once. The lot has been se
curely fenced in and guards are patrolling
the inclosure to-night. To-morrow's opera
tions are awaited with Seep interest.
GLAD TO SELL OUT.
C. P. Huntington Boys the Oreffon Railway
of Dissatisfied Scotchmen.
Lojtdoit, August28. A meeting of bond
holders of tbe Oregon Railway Company
was held to-day at the office of the company,
Dundee, Scotland, at which, by an unani
mous vote, the sale of the railroad to Mr.' C.
P. Huntington for 100,000 was approved.
Tbe company bad lost at the rate of 200
weekly in interest, and desired to consum
mate tne sale as rapidljas possible.
A Counterfeltlna; Gang: Captured.
Topeka, Kait., August 28. United
States Marshal Walker has received a tele
gram from his deputies who recently went
to Kingman, Kan,, to capture a gang of
counterfeiters, saying that they were suc
cessful. Three men were arrested, and a
number ot moulds and a quantity ot coun
terfeit coin were confiscated.
ADVERTISE your business la THE DIS
PATCH. Prompt returns assured.
'WANTS are always promptly responded
to when advertised In THE DISPATCH.
bo sold through advr
Sugar ifff.be Used in Build
ing a Wtlvousfl Extonsiom '
CLAUS SPEECKEES' GREAT SCHEME.
He Hakes the Remarkable Proposition In
the Best of Faith. L
EDITOR' J. J. WE$T WAB-RATHER RAPID.
One of the Unique Eloplnr Couples fit Striletti.
Spreokels, of saccharine fame, wants to
build an addition to the White House from
blocks of sugar. He asserts that it fs
cheaper, harder and whiter than marble.
The blocks are made by a new process, for
which a patent is sought.
ISrZCIAI. TXZ.XQBAJI IOTSS DIJrATCU.1
WASHKtOTOir, Angust 28. Claua
Spreckels. the sugar king, has another
scheme. It is nothing less than to build an
addition to the White House cut of blocks
of hardened sugar. It appears that la the
lousiness of shipping cargoes of his immense
product to Mexico Mr. Sprectkela has found
it necessary to solidify them in. some way
into large blocks in order the better
to transport it to its destination,
and to preserve it when it has arrived
against the attacks of different and varying
climatic conditions. To perfect the pro
cess it required a great deal of experiment
ing, but the results, according to the repre
sentations of the sugar king, have passed
beyond all expectation.
HABDEB THAIT wabtit.i;,
Mr. Spreckels maintains that he is now
able to produce blocks of sugar whiter than
marble and harder. Dr. George O.
Glavis, an attorney of this city, is at pres
ent engaged in preparing specification?
with a view to applying for a patent for
Mr. Spreckels for his process of sugar
hardening. He is naturally reticent upon
the subject, bnt nevertheless can be seen to
possess unwavering confidence when he
considers the possibilities of a pregnant
future, and it may be an architectural revo
lution. Mr. Spreckels himself never tires of ex
patiating upon the beauties of the scheme.
He unfolded it more fully than Dr. Glavis
is willing to to-night, to a fellow passenger
on the Pulda, which arrived in New York
only a few days ago. To secure the patent
will be a trifling matter. To popularize the
idea and involve the interest of all true
Americans in it, Mr. Spreckels suggests the
plan of making a-beautiful addition to the
White House out of his hardened blocks. of
A. CHEAP MATEEIAX.
The material, he asserts, will be less than
one-half as expensive as marble, and will be
guaranteed to be whiter than marble and to
hold its color perfectly, no matter in what
kind ot weather, and will be warranted to
stand the wear of time for an indefinite
period. To build an addition to tbe White
House out of this hardened sugar would
draw the attention of the people, and only a
small appropriation from Congress would bo
required to pay for the work.
The plan includes the manufacture of the
blocks partly out of cane sugar from
Louisiana . and partly out of beet sugar
from Kansas, but wholly out of American.,
sugar and the employment of nono but
American tools and American workmen.
The sugar king and Dr. Clavis both insist
that while the proposition seems ludicrous
and absurd on the face ot it, they are
entirely in earnest and propose to demon
strate the entire feasibility of the whole
MARRIED IS STILE.
An Unsophisticated Conpte Have the Knot
Tied at the Capital.
rsrxcuu. txucobah to tui dispatch i
Washington, August 28. An event of
to-day at the- City Hall was not so very
momentous except to the married couple,
bnt it illustrated the .power of love, the
bashfulness of widows, the off-handed gen
erosity of the average American bystander,
and the extraordinary versatility of tbe
ordinary civil service clerk. The couple
were from Fairfax Court House. His name
was Patrick Archer and hers Florence
Holister. She was a widow, but though she
had been through the ceremony before there
was plenty of pretty feminine confusion.
Mr. Archer wore a pair of white cotton
gloves and had the appearance of a man
who was dressed for the occasion. He was
a Catholic, thongh he had not been to
church ior a year, and she was a New
School Baptist, though she did not know
anything about the marriage rites of that
sect, so thev held a council and decided to
be married by an Episcopalian. But the
Bev. Mr. Bailey, who hold3 forth at the
Central Mission rooms on the avenue every
ntght, and is a clerk to the Civil Service
Commission, had already been called. He,
is a Presbyterian, bnt after thinking over
the matter a little they decided to let him
tie the knot.
"Don't you want a bridesmaid?" asked a
"Yes," answered the groom, "if it does
not cost too much." It was luncheon hour
and one ot the young ladies from the Re
corder's office acted in that capacity. Then
the ceremony went on and the happy pair
wandered out. They admitted that they
left their homes this morning and walked
down the railroad from Fairfax to Burke's
station. They did this to avoid the father
of the bride, who is the agent of the rail- .
road company at Fairfax station. They
did not care to have him know their in
tention in advance.
WEST WAS RATHER BLOODED
Upon His First Visit to the City of StaenlS
rsrxcut, TH.IOBJLM to tux oisrATca.t
Washington, August 28. James J.
West, lately of the Chicago Times, fley
high when he first visited Washington last
winter. He fell n socially with two of the
beautiful daughters of an old Virginia fam
ily, and was so much charmed with their
accomplishments that he took them to New
York to see the sights for two weeks and to
stop at the Plltu avenue Hotel. Their
mothe: was tbe chaperon. It made no dif
ference to the open handed West how largo
the city was. E Agave box parties frequent
ly at the National Theater, and at Al
oaugh's, and bought jewelry for the young
ladies, j He had Mrs. West come on to meet
them all on a long pleasure trip in a private
car to Yellowstone Park.
On his Vcond visit,to Washington, West
did not fly so higb To Fred A. G. Han
dy, brother of Moses P. Handy, he owed
something like 400 for services as Wash
ington correspondent of the Timet. Handy
proceeded to have him arrested when he
reached the town, but West went to the tel
egraph office with his creditor and gener
ously offered to settle tbe account then and
there by telegraphing to Chicago- for some
money. The money never came.
Awards of Dlrrlt to America.,
Pabis, August 23. The jury of the Ex
position recommend that a gold medal ht
ewarded to Boston for its educational ex-
hibits. Similar- recommendations harve
been made In favor of Cornell University
and the University of Virginia.
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