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. A Tragedy of High Explosives.
A deeply interesting story of the sea ul
; spiritualism is told by Bralnerd Gardner Smith
in sundat's Dispatch.
Meiocratic Kim of Greece
.itlnr wife and fimllv ara ds.
scribed bfyjt0. Carpenter in an illustrated
article in StfJ J Dispatch.
PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1889.
ttlCKERS 111 COUNCIL
Washington Republicans Think
t ' Appointments Are Made
I Too Slowly,
SOME POLITICAL ADAGES
Brought Ont in the Course of Eather
EXCHANGE OP 1EEITAT1NG INCIDENTS.
S. R. Strntton, Who Is In Offlce. Complain
That All 1IU Efforts lo Get Other In
Are of no Avail Several G-snllemen Kr
late Similar Experience! The Secre
taries of the NaTj nnd Treasury E.pe
rlal Objects of the Kickers Wrath An
Officeholder1 Telecram About Poor
Foraker Civil Serrlco Regulations
Cause Anything; Bat Joy No Remedy
Suggested for the Condition of Affairs.
A meeting of about 75 members of differ
ent Bepublican State associations in "Wash
ington held a lively meeting last night.
There were several speeches, in which severe
words were freely used. Although the sen
timent was universal that more offices
should be given to Republicans, no plan
was presented by which they could be se
cured. I SPECIAL TZLXOBAX TO TOT DISPATCH.
"Washington, August 29. The Bepub
lican kickers met to-night in Grand Army
Hall and didn't go home till morning. The
growling at the Harrison administration
had hitherto been .confined to the hotel
lobbies add the sidewalks. Now it was
heard in a chorus in open meeting, where
"everybody could hear. S. B. Strat
tos, President of the Pennsylvania
Bepublican Association of the .District,
presided over the meeting of the 75 mem
bers of all the Bepublican State associa
tions in town, which the Cleveland admin
istration did not take the liie ont of, or the
civil service reform law has not put to
sleep. He is a new Federal officeholder,
with a place in the treasury. "He has tried
to do favors for his friends at the court
of Secretary Windom and has always
been snubbed for his pains. So he talks
out. He dismissed the meeting with the
observation that a barking dog is better
than a sleeping lion. The kickers were not
disappointed at the small size of the gather
ing, but insist that there are 150 tried and
true Bepublicans yet left in the departments
who a'JP tot afraid to fight the thing -to the
v ' tjt J. air. Stratton made "many ob
is in his speech. These 'were some
v HIS JJfTORTS ABORTIVE.
The best test in our standing politically is
shown in onr ability to get places for the unem
ployed in this association in the public service.
For myself I can say that my efforts on behalf
of members were never befoie so abortive as
they have been during the last two or three
months. The Civil Service bugbear confronts
ns on the one hand and the manifest indiffer
ence and haughtiness with which we are re
ceived on the other. To use a homely expression,
it puts us between the devil and the deep sea.
I have become discouraged. Our hearts will
not be filled until every available official place
at the disposal of the appointing power of the
Government is filled with trne and tried Re
publicans. The fault I have to find with our
party management is that it is entirely too
ready to accept as evidences of true affection
I the olive branches, Iscariot kisses and other
peace and thank offerings tendered to it by the
wily old Democratic serpent.
Then Mr. Stratton submitted a fewT-.nl if!.
J cal proverbs, thus:
Never trust a political snake, dead or alive,
or like a gun, it is dangerous without lock,
stock or barrel. Never put clubs Into the
hands of yonr enemies with which to beat out
your brains, if you have any. Favors and con
ciliatory offerings to late political adversaries
are evidences of cowardice and a weak spinal
vertebras. Make peace only with such ele
ments as will help your party, no odds by what
name they are called, or what badge they wear.
Forgiveness of party enemies and alienation
of party friends is not a good way to secure
the retention of party supremacy. " Beware of
false prophets and wolves in sheep's clothing.
An Inside traitor is worse than a hundred open
enemies. Delays aro dangerous, In politics
choose between the two parties. Lot one be your
political enemy, the other your friend. If you
try to please both you will offend both.
THE OLD SAYING REVERSED.
The reason why I have referred t our party
macninery," continued Air. stratton, "is be
cause I am constantly reminded that 'we have
met the enemy and. we are theirs; that the still
sow drinks the official swill, and that this pork
is lat enough to kill, and that it ought to be
disposed of while the official knife is
sharp and the water hot. We see
the civil service anaconda snrely coiling
itself around the appointing power of the Gov
ernment, so as to leave the President almost
, powerless to select a member of his own Cabi
net. We see 'No Vacancies' posted verycon-
spicnously over the department builaings.
They don't, but they ought to. see this sign,
not only over the door of the White House,
but at the entrance of every department, viz:
"In hoc slgno vinces? he that is not for us is
Captain Cunningham said that of the ISO
. members of the Washington police force not
20 were Bepublicans.
J. S. Stephenson, Secretary of the New
York Bepublican Association, said that the
Bepublicans in office are doing the party
more injury than the straight-out Democrats.
He believed in "ousting" nine-tenths of
them. He added that there were perhaps
COO New Yorkers in office in "Washington;
300 were probably Bepublicans. Ho had
sent circulars to all of them last fall, asking
for contributions to the Harrison and Mor
ton fund. Only ten had replied. Not 150
of all the 600 had gone to New York to vote,
and most of those who did were Democrats.
WEST ONE BETTER.
James McKee, President of the Maryland
Bepublican Association, went Mr. Stephen
son one better. He said that he had sent
campaign circulars to 385 Maryland Be
publicans who all stayed in through the
Cleveland administration, and had received
) contribution .from, just one. Secretary
'Durable, of the Ohio association, had
noticed that dozens of Bepublican office
holders offered as an excuse for not joining
laTai .V iiiiiiifii iiMii- saTi. .i.tti if in ii.ui u jialgJMiii rfaMbiL....' -&g&ra
the State associations the supported fact
that the civil service law prevented them.
Others of those present made statements
quite as startling. One wanted to know
what could be done with an administration
that promoted one batch of 17 clerks in the
Navy Department, of which 16 were Demo
crats and only one a Bepublican, and the
son-in-law of a United States Senator.
Another had heard of a clerk in the Navy
Department who had been here for years
with an autograph letter from General
Grant for his backing, who had been cut
down from $1,800 to $1,200 by Secretary
"Whitney, and who couldn't for the life of
him get the Bepublican Secretary- to put
Another kicker thought Secretary "Win
dam "had a nerve to sit up there" in the
Treasury and, say that there were as many
Bepublicans as Democrats in his depart
ment, and that was the most he cared for,
and wondered whether even the President
would have dared to select him for the sec
ond Cabinet post if he had known these to
be his expressed sentiments.
AN IRRITATING INCIDENT.
One of the most irritating incidents of the
meeting came to the notice of only a few. It
was the story of a dispatch sent from the
Democratic Convention hall in Dayton, O.,
to H. F. J. Drake, a Democratic foreman in
the Government Printing Office. It was
from E. "W. Hearne, of Ohio, and the
news ot the result. It said:
Campbell nominated. Poor Forakcr.
Drake was much pleased with it.
was the editor of a Democratic paper in
New Jersey for 20 years and 6 years a lob
byist at Trenton: In the investigation of
last winter his testimony was some of the
best in support of Mr. Benedict and some of
the worst against Mr. Bounds. But that
was not the only thing that angered
the Bepublican kickers. Hearne they
accuse of being a turncoat Bepublican
who boasts that no amount of Bepublican
influence can get him away from his case in
the job Toom of the Government printing
office. He took his leave at this time iu
order to go to the Ohio State Convention to
work for Campbell. Two years ago Hearne
sent a dispatch-from Columbus to a friend
in Washington. It closed with the words
"Poor Foraker," just as to-day's did.
This Ohio incident caused still another of
the kickers to say that it had been stated,
and he believed it, that Second Assistant
Postmaster General Whitfield, Chief In
spector Bathbone, of the Postoffice Depart
ment; General Henry V. Boynton, of the
Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette, and Colonel
Clark Montgomery, a cousin of .Mrs. Har
rison, all of Cincinnati, would everyone go
home to vote and. scratch the name of the
head of the Bepublican ticket. In the
midst of this great anti-Harrison hullahallo
Perry Carson, the local boss of the colored
Bepublicans, is gunning for the District
Commissioner. He says:
The President promised us that when ho ap
pointed new Commissioners they would be men
who would see that the Bepublicans did not
suffer. Bat what has been done for us since
their appointment? Nothing. Now I tell you.
that when we turn loose on the Commissioners
we will startle the world. They have made
only one discbarge. We propose to find out
why others should not go.
NEW YORK APPOINTMENTS.
Tho New York City appointments, ac
cording to expectation did not come out to
day, but it is understood .that the commis
sions have been shaken' op and shuffled
again, and that possibly a 'prize for Lion
and a blank for Jacobus may be' drawn
to-morrow. General James M. Warner,
appointed postmaster at Albany to-day,
was the choice of Senator Hiscock, Thomas
C. Plait, and Dr. Warner Miller, and is
fairly acceptable to the people and the
politicians of Albany. There was a fight
over the Surveyorship ofthe port of Albang
and the two factions were in'danger of send
ing each a delegation to the State Conven
tion. The delay in the appointment of John
W. Bailey, which was announced to-day,
was necessary in order that certain of the
supposed irreconcilables might be brought
in harmony with the idea of the State mak
ers. Mr. Bailey is an ex-Congressman and
an ex-Consul to Hamburg.
SOUTH AMERICAN TBADE.
Ex-Senator Davis Gives Ills Ti'ws on the
Result of the Approaching Congress
The Rensons Announced for
Mr. Flint's Nomination.
Deer Park, August 29. Ex-Senator
Henry G. Davis, who was to-day appointed
a delegate to the Congress of American
Nations, was seen by a reporter. He thinks
it would be bad taste in him, when not yet
officially informed of his appointment, to
say whether he will serve or not Mr.
Davis has always, as shown by his vote in
tfje Senate, believed that the United States
could well afford to be quite liberal in any
movement which would divert to the United
States more of the South American trade.
Now the balance of trade is hopelessly
against us in a ratio of about 4 to 1. He
thinks that rough cotton goods, provisions,
manufactured stuffs, agricultural imple
ments and high class mechanical devices
used in the artsfSouth America should get
from usarid that our commodities, instead
ot going to England to be reshipped to our
sister continent, should go direct. ,
The $125,000 appropriation of Congress
will be 'spent in showing the visiting dele
gates our resources, and this the ex-Senator
believes will he conducive to good results.
He intends making a thorough study of
all matters pertaining to the interests in
this convention, hence it would seem likely
that he will accept.
The appointment of Mr. Davis is partly
due to the President's knowledge of his
positive views as to the proper course the
United States should purine.
Mr. Charles B. Flint, also appointed a
delegate, is, like ex-Senator Davis, a Demo
crat. .Besmes Dei tie a prominent merchant,
he is thoroughly conversant with the Span
ish language. His knowledge of Spanish
will be useful in the coming convention,
and this was one of the reasons for his ap
pointment. As It now stands the United
States will be represented by four Democrats
and six Bepublicans.
POOL BOOHS BY PROXY.
The Successful New York Scheme to bo
Tried In Chlcnco.
Chicago, August 29. George Smith,
who attempted to reopen one of the many
pool rooms closed some time ago in this city,
was arrested this evening, and, it is said,
will make the same sort of fight in theconrts
as was recently made in New York in which
the pool room men won. The claim will be
made that no money is bet on the horses
here, but that it is simply held by the local
pool men to guarantee the payment of a bet
made by wire at the race courses in the
City Prosecutor Mav said: "The case is
similar to the one in New York where Judge
Gildersleeve ordered the jury to find the pool
men not guilty, but that decision has never
been tested in a higher court, and may be in
error. Anyhow it does not govern us. But
the fact is that our anti-pool selling statute
was copied word for word from the New
York statute, and this unique scheme was
originated in New York to evade their law.
It was successful there, bntlt may not prove
to be so here. We will knock them out if
wo can." -
NOT A MURDERESS.
Bin. Hamilton's Victim Expected to Recover
Her Release on Ball Will be Asked
for and Probably Allowed
Tbo Flan of Defense,
rsrrciAL telegram to tux dispatch.1
Atlantic City, N." J.j August 29.
The impression that Mrs. Bobert Bay Ham
ilton will not be severely punished for her
assault on her nurse, Mary Ann 'Donnelly,
grows stronger every day. Her release
on ball will be the first step. Noll
Lcottage, where the stabbing occurred
and where the Injured woman is still lying,.
is watched day and ' night by a constable,
and no one is allowed to enter. Word is
sent out to everybody who inquires about
Mrs. Donnelly that she is muctl better and
that her recovery no w is only a question of a
very short time. Dr. Crosby said to-day
that he had been asked already to give a
certificate that the woman would recover.
He thought she would, he said, but he had
decided to go slow, and to give no such
certificate that the woman would recover.
He may grant such a certificate this morn
ing. If he does, a motion will -at once be
made for the, release of Mrs. Hamilton on
bail, and that bail will be accepted is cer
tain. The amount of bail will probably not
exceed $2,000, and as there will not be the
slightest difficulty in furnishing it, the des
perate woman who is now in Sheriff John
son's custody at May's Landing will doubt
less be a free woman by to-morrow night.
If Mrs. Donnelly recovers and insists
upon prosecuting Mrs. Hamilton, the
gravest charge she can make against her is
felonious assault, which is known in the
criminal laws of New Jersey as "atrocious
assault." If -tried and found guilty Mrs.
Hamilton can be fined or imprisoned, or
both, as the Presiding Judge pleases.
If the charge embrace: an intent to kill,
of course the penalty is heavier. The de
fense will try to make it appear that there
was no quarrel at all between Mrs. Hamil
ton and Mrs. Donnelly previous to the stab
bing. Aroused by the woman's taunts and
by her husband's indifference, Mrs. Hamil
ton grabbed the dagger from the bed and
slashed at her husband with it. The blow
cut a gash in his clothing, and she raised
her arm for another blow when Mrs. Don
nelly thrust her back. Mrs. Hamilton
called Mrs. Donnelly a vile name. The
latter ran at her and ran on the dagger,
which Mrs. Hamilton was only holding
with the point extended from hei person.
STOLE THE PEDDLEE'S BOY.
Henry Rosenborg's Son Kidnaped In the
Streets of Chicago.
Chicago, August 29. Henry Bosen
bu.rg, a peddler of the Wcstside, accom
panied by his two sons, aged 10 and 5 years,
stopped his wagon this morning at Clark
and South Water streets, before the store
where he usually does his trading and went
iu to make his purchases, leaving
the two boys in the wagon. He stepped
outside a moment later to know the mean
ing of the cries of the son. The little fel
low was crying bitterly, but between his
sobs managed to say that his brother had
been grabbed off the seat and carried away.
The man who stole the child was dressed
like a laborer, but he did his work so
quickly that no one was able to give any
further description of him.
Bosenburg ran crazily about in the street
crowded with market wagoris. but although
he searched in every conceivable place he
found no trace of his missing son. Alter
continuing his vain search for a short while
he ran to the Central police station and told
his story. He demanded of the police that
tbey find his child immediately, but was so
much excited that the description he gave
would not be sufficient to identify the boy.
MUEDEE AND M00NSBINIKG.
Brownidl Is Acquitted of the Former, But
Held on the Latter Charge.
Jacksonville. Fla., August 29. Two
days ago John M. Browncll, who killed
Deputy United States Marshal Weller in
Holmes county, was brought to this city by
United States officials. He had been dis
charged by the State authorities under a plea
of justifiable homicide. This second arrest
was made on a charge of resisting United
States officers in the discharge of their
duties. A hearing was heard before Com
missioner Walter and has been In progress
for two days.
Nothing new was elicited and Brownell
was discharged from custody this afternoon.
As he was about to leave the courtroom the
original warrant for moonshining was served
on him. The Commissioner placed him
under $2,100 bond. He will be allowed to
go to Holmes county in the custody of an
officer to secure bail.
HE WANTS NO EXTEA SESSION.
Dfujor McKinley Has a Conference With
tho President on the Subject.
Deer Park, Md., August 29. Hon.
William McKinley, Jr. of Ohio, was much
of the day with the President, and with him
discussed Ohio politics and the advisability
of convening Congress in extra session. The
Major thinks an extra session inadvisable
and that Congress could not be well assem
bled, alter hearing from thefour new States,
before November 1, and then thers would
be but four working weeks,and that if by the
death of Bepublicans or the election ol new
members the majority be with the Demo
crats, the President would in calling an ex
tra session, assume the responsibility for
theiractions, while this would not be the
case in regular session. Mr. McKinley re
turned home this evening. ,
GENERAL GRANT'S BODY.
George W. Chllds hays It Will Not be Re
moved to Arlington.
israelii. TELEGBAlt TO THE DISPATCH.! .
West End, Long Branch. N. J.,
August 29. George W. Childs, who is hero
at his Ocean avenue cottage with 4lrs.
Childs, told a Dispatch reporter to-night
that he was confident that General Grant's
body would not be moved from the tomb at
Biversidc Park. "When General -Grant
died,-" said Mr. Childs, "a number of burial
sites were suggested. Mrs. Grant has al
ways been satisfied with her selection of
Biverside Park, and has always taken a
deep interest in the tomb. Tho body cannot
be removed to Arlington without the con
sent of Mrs. Grant, and I do not believe
that she will ever consent to it."
TORN TO PIECES BY HOGS.
A Valuable Short-Horn Cow Becomes lbs
Prey of Porkers.
ijpecial TEi.ro KAK TO TBI DISPATCH. I
Watseka,Ill., August29. A valuable
short-horn cow belonging to Charles Fowler
was attacked to-day by a lot of hogs feeding
in the pasture with her, and literally torn
to pieces. The hogs were with great diffU
enfty driven from their prey when dis
covered. This is the first case of the kind ever heard
of by people in this part of the country.
A NEW LABOR REFORMER.
Emperor WIIIIrmv8ays That Some Radical
Measures are Necessary.
Berlin, August 29. Emperor William,
In an interview with ameniber of the
provincial Council to-day declared that the
existing laws tor the protection of laborers
in Prussia were deplorable. They were in
sufficient, he said, to protect workmen from
the greed of -capitalists, and reform was
urgently necessary. .-, x r
Complete Confidence iu His Integrity
IN SPITE OF IATE ASSAULTS.
Begard to the
THE HON MONUMENT FUND EEPOEI.
Congress Will Be Asked for Assistance Election f
The National Encampment of the Grand
Army yesterday passed a resolution ex
pressing full confidence in the integrity of
Pension Commissioner Tanner despite, the
attacks of partisan newspapers. There was
considerable discussion over the wording of
the resolution. General Alger made the re
port of the Lyon monument fund, and Con
gress will be asked for assistance. The
election of officers was completed.
(SPECIAL TELECBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Milwaukee, Wis., August 29. Pen
sions and Corporal Tanner were the chief
features of the National Encampment to
day. For over two hours the battle raged
fast and furious over.a resolution indorsing
Tanner. CongressmarrPerkins, of Kansas,
introduced a resolution thanking President
Harrison for appointing Tanner, and in
dorsing the Corporal from the ground up.
General Barnum, of New York, .brought in
a substitute, declaring a belief in Tanner's
integrity, despite the assaults of the press,
and expressing a belief that he had done all
he could under the law. The fight was hot
and heavy, nearly 60 speeches being made.
Mr. Campbellof Kansas, disagreed with.
General Barnum in his ideas as to the
proper wording of the resolution and said:
A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION.
"Don't take a hasty vote. We can afford to
stay here ten hours to settle this .important
question and settle it, right. For 15 years we
have been declaring.and others have been utter
ing, a sentiment that the country can never.
pay the debt dne to the old soldiers, but Cor
poral Tanner Is tbe first officer that has made
that sentiment upon a practical reality. I be
lieve It is the high duty of this encampment to
sustain him in working out that sentiment.
If tbe Grand Army of tbe Republic ever had
a duty to perform, looking neither to tbe right
nor to the left, to the committee that is inves
tigating the workings ot the Pension Bureau,
or to the Commissioner himself, it is
now, and we ought to pass this resolution.
The substitute differs with it in only one par
ticular. It expresses a belief in tbe Integrity of
Comrade Tanner, and would not influence the
action of tbe committee charged with the in
vestigation. It may be better than an indorse
ment like that offered in ths original resolu
tion, but we should make our indorsement
strong enough. Tbe original resolution ex
presses our sentiments exactly. If Tanner is
dishonest, or has done any criminal act we will
find It out when the committee makes its re
port. The presumption of law is that every
man is Innocent until ho is proved guilty, and
as far as I am concerned I will make that pre
sumption go to the fullest extent in this case."
A delegate from Minnesota said he would
no more dare to go back to the soldiers of
his State after harming a hair of Tanner's
head than to ride through a band of Sioux
Indians with their1 warpaint en. He urged
the encampment to stand .up to . tho race,
and say that the G. A. B. will stand by
Tanner till something wrong is olecrly,
proved against him.
NOT THOROUGHLY SATISFIED.
Another delegate said a resolution of con
fidence like the substitute should provoke
no opposition, hut when it is made a matter,
of judgment it becomes a club in the hands
of Tanner's enemies.
"Who knows anything about his administra
tion of the Pension Bureau?" he asked: "It Is
not his enemies but bis friends that are investi
gating him. We should not try to force the ad
ministration to suspend this Investigation. I
was in Washington last week ana I beard it
charged upon the streets and everywhere else
that men employed in the bureau wero all get
ting their cases made special and taken up im
mediately, and rerated mnch higher, while
tbe poor devils, ot the rank and file have
to stand back-and wait. I told them that it
was a lie, but if he has done that and we pass
the original resolution we indorse such action
on his parr. It we pass tbe original resolution
and the committee ot investigation should ex
onerate him. the opposition press would say
that the administration dare not oppose the
G. A. R., and they would have good reason to
After two hours' speechifying an adjourn
ment was had to 3 o'clock. Mr. Barnum
then redrafted bis resolution as follows:
Resolved, That we heartily thank President
Harrison fortls anuolutment of onr camr&rte.
! James Tanneras Commissioner of Pensions;
aou nuiwifcuButuuiuK UD b34uils ol me press
upon him, we declare our complete confidence
In his integrity and approve his endeavor to do
all that can be done according to tbe law for
the veterans of the war, and ask in connection
with him the tallest investigation ot his ad
ministration of the Pension Bureau.
This resolution went through with a
whoop and three rousing cheers were given
for "Jim Tanner."
ELECTION OP OFFICERS COMPLETED.
At the morning session the election of
officers for the ensuing year was completed.
Dr. Horace P. Porter, of Kansas, was
chosen Surgeon General, W. H. Chllders,
of Kentucky, Cbaplaiu, and T. J. Lovett,
of New Jersey, Junior Vice Commander.
The encampment refused to recognize the
Sons of Veterans as an auxiliary to the G.
A. B., because of a disturbing faction in
tho lormer. Instead of giving the two
women's organizations, the Loyal Ladies of
theG. A.- B. and the Woman's Belief
Corps, formal indorsement", which would be
pontrary to the rules, it was recommended
that the encampment bid them God speed
In the work.
General Alger, President of the Logan
monument fund, reported that the collections
to date.aggregated $11,119 GO. A committee
of five was appointed to place the matter
before Congress and ask for material assist
ance. THE NATAL BATTLE.
A Magnificent Spectacle Witnessed by a
Quarter of a Million People.
Milwaukee, August 29. This has been
the great day of the encampment as regards
.ne crowns, ads uay trains Drought in
about 80,000 additional visitors, mostly from
Wisconson and Illinois, the great attraction
being the night naval battle in Milwaukee
Bay. Fully 250,000 people occupied the
beach, and the vast amphitheater on tbe
hillside of the lake shore park was packed
with Grand Army men and their wives.
The battle was a splendid spectacle, being
participated in by about 60 vessels, besides
a stationary mortar fleet, and by about 3,000
infantrymen and artillery men, including
seven companies of the Fourth battalion ot
Wisconsin, the Chicago Zouaves, Bat
tery D, of Chicago, Milwaukee First
Light Battery and several hundred'
Son of veterans. There were fired
70,000 rounds of musketrv, 3,000 shells,
4.CO0 rockets and 20,000 pounds or fire
works were exploded. The plan of tbe
battle was an attack by a hostile feet and
repulsed by the shore batteries supported
by the infantry. The line of battle fleet
was led by the United States man-of-war
Michigan, and revenue cutters Andy
Johnson and Fessenden. The signal was
given at 8 o'clock and as Lty magio the
whole bay was illuminated. ,
The battle lasted for about half an hour,
and then tbe fleet, supposing the shore bat
teries oad been silenced, prepared to 'cim
lete the victory by attacking in snlall
oats. Tb ese were jretralsed by the in fan try
and two vessels were blown up by powder.
.a. pyroteennio, aispiay followed the Dame,
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A PERFIDIOUS COUNT.
To Secare Els Title and Estates He Com
mits Bigamy Ha Obtalos a Divorce
From His Legal Wife Ho
-Kisses Her and His
I SPECIAL TILEGBAX TO TBE CISPATCU-l
East St. Louis, August 29. A thrill
ing story of woman's lore and man's perfidy
was given to the public to-day when a quiet,
pensive little German woman named
Katherine Schwarzwalder was given
a divorce iu the City Court.
Her husband, Antoine Schwarzwalder, is
a genuine German Count, but through the
machinations of an uncle he was defrauded
of his fortune and his title. He was
"shanghaied" to this country when ayouth,
and m 1874 married the little woman from
whom he was to-day divorced. He has
lived for the past ten years in Belleville,
III., and was an expert miller. He per
fected several inventions, for which he
reaped large sums.
His grandmother, the Countess Von
Otting, recently learned that the suppressed
Count was living in Belleville. She sum
moned him to Germany and informed nim
that it he would marry a 'Miss Storoh,
daughter of an army officer, she would give
him his title and fortune. He married the
woman, and said nothing about his wife
and family on this side. He brought wife
No. 2 to Belleville last May, confessing
that he was a bigamist, and 'asking that
Jtime be given him to secure a divorce. The
"Voman left him and started to return, but
got no farther than New York. He fol
lowed and compromised with her and she
remained in New York. He then returned
to Belleville and for a consideration of $10,
000 induced his faithful wife to sue for a
divorce on the ground of desertion, assuring
her that he could never live with her again.
The little woman asked for tbe divorce
and it was granted to-day. Her former
hnsband was in waiting, and when the de
cree was granted he went up to the woman
who had sacrificed her all, kissed her and
his two children who accompanied her, told
her that she had saved his life, and took a
train for New York, where he will meet the
army officer's daughter and sail for Europe.
There he will pose as Count vnn Schwarz
walder, while the little woman out West
will carry a broken heart to the grave.
NO END IN SIGHT.
The Sailors of the Vessels Are Joining In
the Great London Strike A Proposi
tion Itfnde to the Men Re
jected as Unsatisfactory.
London, August 29. The strike is still
at a deadlock. The wharfingers submitted
to the dock companies and the strikers a
plan for a settlement of the questions at
issue, which included a proposal to
make the American clauses in bills
of lading inoperative so far as
concerned wharfingers and granary
keepers. The representatives of the com
panies declined to accept this solution of
the difficulty and are preparing a manifesto
in which they will declare that they will
only pay five-pence an hour. The telegraph
construction and maintenance company's
workmen at Greenwich have struck.
The dock companies have issued
a manifesto, in which they offer
the regular dock laborers fivepence
per hour ordinary time, and six
pence per hour over time. The companies
promise to abolish the contract system and
to substitute-piece work, the rates for which
will be sixpence an hour ordinary time and
'dghtpence an hour over time, "the over time
being reckoned from 8 o'clock in the even
ing. Mr. Burns rejects the offer as being a
dodge to abolish piece work and bring all
the men under the rive-penny scale. He also
insists that overtime shall be reckoned from
6 o'clock in the evening. The carmen's
strike has collapsed. Tbe men have re
sumed work on the old terms. The sailors
are joining the strikers. The crews of three
American coal ships have Joined the strik
ers. Mr. Burns, in an interview, says they
stockmen will nrmiy aanere to tne position
they have taken, and will not reduce their
A POET'S BIRTHDAY.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Celebrates
Eightieth Anniversary of His Birth.
rsrxciAi. txxzobax to the disfatcs.i
Beverly Farms, Mass., August 29.
Oliver Wendell Holmes is 80 years old to
day. "An open house" might have been
placarded upon his country residence at this
place to-day and it would not in the
least belie the feeling of the noble man
within. He received every one who called
and accepted the congratulations of the day
in that quiet, pleasant way that has become
habitual with nim. '
There were almost no callers this fore
noon, for most of his friends know that lie
receives no one in (he morning; but early in
the afternoon people began to come, and by
night the house was full. There was no formal
celebration arranged for the day, but tbe
venerable poet is made amply aware that his
eightieth birthday is remembered. An ele
gant basket of roses was the gift of Messrs.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Dr. Holmes'
publishers. During the day letters of con
gratulation' were received from George Will
iam Curtis, Charles Elliott Norton and a
large number of other personal friends.
A NEW IRISH UNIYEES1TY.
Balfour Will Endow n Catholic Institution
to Quiet tbe Home Rulers.
London, August 29. It is understood
that , the Government and the Catholic
Hierarchy were in negotiation for some time
with reference to the university scheme.
Mr. Parnell was cognizant of the project,
but the Ulster members of Parliament were
completely surprised by the announcement
of the scheme. The latter assert that the
Government intended to ignore them.
United Ireland, in a leading editorialj'in
f orms' the Badicals that the position of the
Irish party regarding the project for the en
dowment of a Catholic college is the same
as when it squelched the scheme for an un
derhand treaty with Borne, sought to be ne
gotiated by ord Salisbury and the Irish
Unionist Bishops, who now stood ready to
sell Ireland to Balfour for a mess of pottage
if they only had the country to sell.
BAID TO HATE BEEN SEHLED.
A Report That tbo Illinois miners Will Re
sume on a Compromise.
Streator, III., August 29. District
President Beed, of 'the Miners' Union,
to-day called to order a conven
tion representing the striking
miners cf Northern Illinois,
some 40 delegates being present. A
secret session is being held which will
probably last all night. Many ofthe dele
gates affirm that it will be decided to go
to work at the terms last offered by the
operators 72 cents per ton.
The Star Coal Company has fitted up a
large building at their mines at Kanglev
with bunks for 400 men, and it is thought
that they intend to import colored labor.
Since Robberies the Stile.
Eeno, Nev., August 29. The tage
from Bid well, which arrived here last night,
was stopped by a highwayman and "the
Wells,' Fargo & Company's treasure box
was secured. The'robber escaped-with his
booty. rThe- amount-in the -box is not
knows. , ,
He Has Never Said He Would be a
Candidate for Sate Treasurer.
IS THE HANDS OP HIS FEIKPS,
Bat He Insists He Never Crosses a, Bridge
Before He Comes to It.
PLEASED "WITH FITTSBUEG'S PEAI3E.
Major Filler Reiterates His Declaration In Faror r
While in Philadelphia, yesterday, ex
Collector Bigler took occasion to state that
he has never authorized the use of his name
as a candidate for State Treasurer. At the
same time he did not say his friends should
not tender him the nomination. Mayor
Fitler, of Philadelphia, reiterates bis
declaration of a leaning toward General
Hastings for Governor.
rSPECIAX. TXXXGBAX TO TBI DISPATCIt.l
Philadelphia, August 29. E. A.
Bigler, of Clearfield county, to whom all
the signs point as the Democratic candidate
for State Treasurer, arrived iu the city to
day and registered at Dooner's Hotel. He
was accompanied by E. P. Kisner, Chair
man of the Democratic State Committee.
The candidate and the State Chairman
were joined shortly after their arrival at the
hotel by Postmaster William F. Harritr,
who is Bigler's personal friend, and who
warmly favors his nomination. The Demo
cratic trio remained in close conference for
some time, after which llr. Kisner re
turned to his home in Luzerne county, while
Mr. Harrity took a trainfor Long Branch,
where his family are stopping.
Mr. Bigler remained in the city, and ac
companied by ex-Senator Charles F. King,
of Schuylkill county, who is one of ex
Senator Wallace's trusted friends, took a
walk out Chestnut street, during which he
met several of the Democratic local leaders,
all of whom expressed their desire to see
his name at the head of the Democratic
NOT A CANDIDATE.
Mr. Bigler and his friend returned to the
hotel early this evening. He did not hesi
tate to speak about the mention of his name
for the Democratic nomination. "I am not
a candidate for the nomination, and never
authorized tbe use of my name, but I am a
Democrat," Mr. Bigler said, and then
The question was put, "Will you'accept
the nomination in the event of its being ten
dered you?" ,
"I never cross a bridge till I come to it,"
said Mr. Bigler, but his actions and man
ners were sufficient to satisfy an ordinary
observer that he is perfectly content with
the situation, and is willing to trust tbe
Question of his-nomination entirely to his
riends. He also pleasantly referred to the
fact of there being opposition to his nomina
tion front Allegheny county, and said that
he was pleased that the Pittsburg Demo
crats had spoken so kindly of his adminis
tration of the duties of the office of Collector
of Internal Bevenue at Pittsburg.
"WHY THEY OPPOSE HIM.
Mr. Bigler further remarked that he was
satisfied that the Allegheny leaders were,
opposing his nomination because of his
having depended upon his own judgment
in the matter of selecting subordinates,
without being influenced by any dictation.
The prospective nominee will leave for
Princeton College to-day, where he will
enter his son, after which he will return to
his home at Clearfield. He said that he
would attend the'State Convention at Har
risburg next Wednesday, as it has been his
habit to attend all State conventions of the
Democracy. "I will not go there as a can
didate, but wll be pleased to meet my
friends from the several sections of the
State," was his final remark.
Mayor Fitlerto-day reiterated bis declar
ation in favor of the nomination of Adju
tant General Hastings for Governor, and
said: "I would like to see the leaders of
the party in Philadelphia unite in sending
a full delegation from this city to tbe State
Convention in favor of the nomination of
General Hastings." Mayor Fitler is very
anxious for harmony among the leaders on
this subject, and didiot hesitate to give vig
orous expression to his opinion. He also
spoke of Mr. McManes, with whom he was
supposed to have strained relations, and
said he would like to unite .with Mr. Mc
Manes in an effort to further General Hast
TOO EARLY IN" THE FIGHT.
Mr. McManes was not in town to-day.
He was looked for by a large number of his
friends, some of whom were anxious to have
him declare in General Hastings' favor, but
one of bis trusted lieutenants remarked:
"Mr. McManes, vou will find, will not
give any opinion at this time as
to who he will favor for the
nomination. The convention will not be
held until next year, and Mr. McManes is
too shrewd to say anything at this stage of
the game in favor of any particular candi
date." The mayor's declaration has stirred the
Bepublicans and created quite a sensation,
but whether it will result in the election ot
a delegation in favor of General Hastings'
nomination will, it is said, depend entirely
on what kind of a combination he can effect
with the other party leaders.
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VUikAJ9Ul AIJ21J1 li UU nUMIIAU.
The Richmond Rioters Have to Answer for
Galveston, Tex., August 29. The pre
liminary examination of the Richmond
rioters was concluded there to-day. Of the -I
23 men arrested for ths murder of Sheriff
Garvey and ex-Sheriff Blakeljr, 14 were held
to answer. The Court held it to be a bail
able case, and fixed the bond of each of the
defendants at 5,000. ,
The defendants held under this bond are
Yandal-Fems, Keen Ferris, J. M. Gibson,
Volney Gibson, G. Gibson, B. Pearson, Sid
Pearson, C. Parnell, W. McFarlane. Dolph
Pearson, F. McFarlane, S. Winston, Will
Andrews and Harris Mitchell.
A COUNTY TBEASDEEE SHOET.
He Paid all or His Debts Oat of the Pub
Shelbyville, Ind., August 29. Mich
ael Fosse, County Treasurer, whose time in
his se'eond term is out September 13, to-day
notified his bondsmen that he was short
about $13,000, He offers to turn over all his
real estate, valued at $10,000, to his bonds
men, 11 in number.
He says his shortage was caused by his
paving debts contracted before he went into
office. He has always stood high in the
community and the fact of his shortage has
caused a great sensation.
THE PATAL KEEOSENE CAN. "
A Mother and Daughter Lose Their Llres by
I an Explosion.
Denver, August 29. At Sopris, a small
mining camp south of here, last night an 8-year-old
daughter of James Danochy,
started to kindle a fire with coal oil. The
can exploded, burning tbe girl to death and
fatally burning the mother, who attempted
to save her child,- This makes 1G lives lost
in this State during the past month by the
explosion of, kerosene oil cans. .
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first Execution by That Method la. Nova
Scotia A Knife Use J to Com
plete the Work of
israelii. TELEOBAM TO THE DIsrATCH-1
Halifax,N. 8., August 29. At 5 p'clopk
on Saturday morning last about 2,000 per
sons witnessed the beheading of Nael, the
murderer, in a public square at St. Pierre,
Miquelon. At 3 in tbe morning the doomed
man was awakened and told to prepare for
death. His reply was: "It is just
as well to do it sow as any
other time, as I have been sentenced
to death." A few minutes later be received
a priest in the jail, confessed and made
ready for death. Then a straight jacket was
put on, and his hands were tied behind his
back. After this a wagon took him from
the jail to the Court House, where he con
fessed to the Judges, saying that liquor
caused him to commit tbe murder. From
the Court House he was taken to a public
square, where he was beheaded. He kissed
the priest six times before he walked to the
It was a, chum of Nael who was to drop
the knife. When Nael saw him, he asked:
"Is it you who are going-to kill me?"
The executioner said that it was.
"If you would kill me, you would kill
others," Nael replied.
Then turning to the crowd, he said:
"Dear friends, my name is Nael. I am
the first man killed this way in St. Pierre.
I am sorry for what I have done, and I
hope in St. Pierre no execution like this
will ever happen again. May God protect
He turned around and examined tbe guil
lotine from top to bottom. He was then
laid on bis faee on a plank and lashed to it.
The plank was pushed into place under tbe
knife. Neal then said to the executioner:
"Do not make a botch of the job." In less
than a minute Nael said he was ready. The
executioner touched a spring, and tbe
triangular knife fell, but it did not do tbe
deadly work well, as the heaol was not com-
Iiletely severed. The executioner with a
arge knife finished the work. It was 5:05
o'clock when the knife fell. Nael was won
derfully cool throughout the trying ordeal.
He made no effort to escape and when he
spoke not a quiver in his voice was noticed.
Tbo Republican Convention Adopts a Plank
la Favor of State and National Pro
hibition A Ticket Placed In
tbe Field for tho Com
Huron, S. D., August 29. The Bepub
lican State Convention assembled at 10
o'clock this mornini and heard the renorts
'of the Committees on Credentials
and Organization. Permanent organiza
tion was effected by the election of
Sol Star as Permanent Chairman, and F.
W; Caldwell as Secretary, with two assist
ants. Mr. Star made a brief address, and
Judge Moody took the platform amid deaf
ening cheers. On behalf of the
Lawrence county delegation he pre
sented the Chairman with a tin
gavel made from tin taken from
the Etta mine iu that county. Judge
Moody's speech was very eloquent and was
The platform adopted, among other things
favors the adoption of State and national
prohibition of the liauor traffic, and such
other laws as may be necessary for the
enforcement of prohibition, opposes the
encroachments of corporations and
trusts, and views with alarm the dangerous
encroachment of the numerous trusts form
ing all over the land and demands the en
actment of stringent laws, State and
national, declaring the formation of
all trusts and combinations -for the
purpose of controlling or enhancing
the price of any of the necessaries o f life un
lawful and contrary to public policy, and
providing for their suppression, and the
punishment of all parties interested therein.
The following is the ticket: For Con
gress, O. St Gifford, J. A. Hickler; for Gov
ernor, A. C. Mellette, the present Territorial
Governor; Lieutenant Governor, J, H.
Fletcher, of Columbia; Secretary, A. O.
Bingsrud.of Elk Point; Auditor, L. C. Tay
lor, of Howard; Treasurer, W. T. Smith, of
Madison; Attorney General, Bobert Dollar,
Bon Homme; Superintendent of Public
Instruction, J. L. Pinkbam; Commissioner
of Schools and Public Lands, O. A. Parker,
Brookings; Judges Supreme Court. D. Car
son, A. G. Kellam and John E. Bennett.
A call for the election on the first Tuesday'
in October has been issued by the Governor.
A WE0NG INTEEPEETATION.
Secretary Bayard Never Asreed Not to
Seize Illegal Sealing, Vessels.
rSFICTAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Ottawa, August 29. "The statement
that an agreement or understanding had
been arrived at between the Cleve
land administration and the Dominion
Government that Canadian sealing
vessels were not to be inter
fered with in Behring Sea by United States
cruisers is without foundation," said a
prominent official of the Dominion Gov
ernment to-day. "The understanding
which now appears to exist between
the British and United States
Governments has been reached without
reference to the Canadian Government. The
official correspondence which passed between
the.two Governments during the Cleveland
regime on the subject shows that
in asserting that Secretary Bayard had
agreed to seize no more Canadian vessels
pending negotiations the Dominion Govern
ment wrongly interpreted his official corre
spondence with Minister West. t
BISHOP GILH0UB CHOSEN.
He Will French at tho Dedication of tbe
University of Washington.
ISPECIAL TXLXQBAX TO THE DISPATCH 1
Cleveland, August 29. Bight Bever
end Bishop Bichard Gilmour, of Cleve
land, will preach the sermon at the Pontifi
cal mass on the occasion of the dedication
ofthe University of Washington November
13. From the many eloquent Bishops of
the country he was chosen by Cardinal Gib
bons at tbe request of Bishop Keane, of the
University ot Washington, formerly of
Bichmoud. Bishop Gilmour's subject will
be "The necessity of the fullness of divine
truth, represented by the divinity facility
of tbe University, for the real advancement
of learning and for "the true progress of our
IN H0N0E OP BABY M'KEE.
A North Carolina Postofflce to bo Named
After the Youngster.
rsrXCIAL TXUQKAX TO THE BISFATCTI.
Charlotte, N. C, August 29. North
Carolina leads America in her desire to
bestow honors upon President Harrison's
offspring. Citizens of Bichmond county
have sent a petition to Postmaster General
Wanamaker to name the new postoffice to
be established in that county "Baby Mc
Kee" in honor of the youngster who is at
tracting so much attention at the White
Bonlanger May Go to France.
LONDON, August SO. M. Laguerre is
coming to London to try to persuade Gen
eral Boulanger, on behalf of his followers in
France, to return to Paris.' M. Bocheforte
and Count Dillon oppose the return of
Boulanger to France.
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AtfU BRIDAL TBJP.
A Touns-New Hampshire Couple
Married in the Car of a Balloon,
TAKE A EIDE IN THE CLOUDS.
Over. Twenty Thousand People Witness that
PAE PE03I THE WOELD'S STRIPS ".
Jlr. and Mrs. James F. Boyd Prepare tn Eijoy Their
A young man and woman "were married
at Manchester, N. H., yesterday, in the
presence of 20,000 people. They stood in
the basket of a balloon, and at the close of
the ceremony took a trip of two hours
through the clouds. Tbey returned to earth
and solid happiness well pleased with the
experience that made them famous.
rsrxCIAI, TXLXOBAX TO THE BISFATCB.I
Manchester, N. H., Augt '
the presence of the largest simar
pie ever gathered together witl
closed space in tbe State of X
shire, Miss Addie Brooks and '
F. Boyd were united in marriage
noon. The nuptial knot was ti 1
couple standing within a white
attached to a mammoth balloon
"Glory of the Skies." Immedi
the completion of the marriagi .
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd began their n
"far from the madding crowd," b ,
among the clouds.
The Manchester Drivincr Par',.
scene of this most uniaue weddn '- Aid ih
affair formed the great event of - N-w
Hampshire State Fair for 1889. a
vhour announced for the marriag i r.
sequent ascension in the balloc,
the crowds within the grounds n
over 20,000. Through this crowl, si i
. before 3 o'clock, a barouche vaii'v , ii
to make its way.
HARD TO GET .THROUCH
"Make way for the bridal cot ' ' -
passed along the line, but it was . ..
to make way for anything ia i .
masrf, and only the brawny arms . f a
wart policemen could make the sl.gh '
pression on the crowd. By dint of infinite
exertion the carriage was brought to he
stand, and the bridal party stepped upon
The bride was attired in a stylish travel- .V
ing costume of drab, and carried a large
bouquet of fragrant flowers. She is slightly
below the medium height, with pleasing fi
ure, light hair, blue eyes and fair complex
ion. She was born in New Boston in 1863
and is consequently 21 years of age. He
father and mother are both living, the for
mer, David M. Brooks, being the village
blacksmith of Bedford. Miss Addie came
to this city when 10 years old, and
has been employed in the
mills tor a number of years. She was at
tended by her sister, Miss Ida Brooks, as
bridemaid. The groom, James F. Boyd,
wore a black cutaway coat and vest and
light trousers. He was born in Manchester,
England, 26 years ago, but came to this
country when a child, settling in Lowell,
Mass., "where his mother cow resides. Ha
came to this city two years ago, and is em
ployed in the weaving department of the
Amoskeag mills. He-is
AN INTELLIGENT YOUNG MAN,
of medium height, with auburn hair, and
recently prepared himself for an aerial trip
by becoming a member of Court Merrimao
6462, A. O. F., of Lowell. Edward Mur-
by, of Lowell, officiated as the groom's
With never a tremor, but with a smile on
her pleasant features, tne bride tripped gay
ly to the white velvet-lined basket attached
by its myriads of rcpes to the great swaying
mass above. She was assisted into the
car, and the groom followed her.
'The bridemaid and best man stood on either
side of the basket. Hon. Hiram D. Upton,
Speaker of the New Hampshire House of,
Representatives, then performed the mar-r
riage ceremony, using the brief legal
formula. At the close be delivered a short
homily on married life, containing excel
lent ad vice to the newly wedded couple.
Hon. Herbert F. Norris, who, with the aero
naut, Prof. J. K. Allen, comprised the only
other passengers on the "Glory of tbe
Skies, stepped into the car, and the word
was given to let go the drag-rope, at pre
cisely 3 o'clock.
The huge balloon had been so evenly
balanced that in the light air moving it rose
very slowly at first amid the waving of
handkerchiefs and shouts from myriads of
upturned faces. A small amount of sand
was thrown out, and the great airship
moved upward with increasing speed, but
majestically, until the soft breeze had
wafted it from sights
The balloon landed safely In a front yard
in Goffstown, at 5 p. jr.
THE CHAMPION DEUNE.
Sullivan Creates a Scene In the Trotaonf
Boston, August 29. John L. Sullivan
came to town to-day breathing vengeance
and slaughter. His companion kept him.
pretty quiet until the Tremont
House was reached. Then Sullivan
insisted upon getting a drink and
ordered the driver to stop.
Annie exposulated, but John was bound to
go and he went. While he was drinking
Sullivan saw Captain Cooke, of the
Police 2Tew3, seated at one of the
tables. Captain Cooke has several
times in the Police News expressed
his opinion of Sullivan's carousals. Black
with anger, Sullivan proceeded to tell Cap
tain Cooke what he thought of him, at the
same time shaking his fist under the
Captain's cose. Captain Cooke knew
he was not large enough to han
dle Sullivan, and made no reply.
Sullivan was finally led away by Mr.
James S. Ormond, who has great influence
over the fighter. He induced John
L.j drunk though he was, to stop
drinking and return to his carriage
without making any more trouble. After
driving around for awhile Sullivan re
membered that he owed the Board of Police
a grudge and directed the driver to take
him to police headquarters. Clerk Byan,
seeing that Sullivan was in an ugly mood,
induced him to go away.onthe plea that the
commissioners were busy.
GE0EGE PAW0ETT E0WE DEAD.
His Demlso the Resalt of a Compllcotloa
ot Two Diseases."
(jrECIALTZLXOBAUTO THE DtSrATCH.!
New York, August 29. George Faw
cett Bowe, the actor and playwright, whose
serious illness was reported to-day, died at
10:20 to-night in his rooms in the
Glenham Hotel. He had been suffering
from heart disease and Bright' disease for
a long time, and died of a complication of
both. Mr. Bowe came to tbe city a few
weeks ago from London to join a company
under tbe management of Dr. Howard. He
was born in England nearly 65 years ago.
Ofataafa Still Kiss; of Samoa.
London. Autrosti 20. Advices from
Apia, under date of July 20, state that King- " i
Malietoa declines for the pnseat.to, aswne
iuo rujrai prcrujcatiTC ua too groBBa ot SMa
new, and teat MataaSa ttiU.reJeBt.