Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 09, 1889, Image 1

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The Trustees of Johns Hopkins
University Still Pass
ing the Hat
A Grievous Tale of How the Institu
tion Was Wrecked.
The Collet Fonndcd br a Benevolent
Quaker Now Reduced 10 Beggnry The.
P rndence scd Liberality of the Good Old
IUan Gone lor Naught A Maleficent En
dowment Melted wtiv The Dps and
Downs of tbe University Cot in tbo
Salaries of the Teacher The bole Hope
of the Trustees Baltimore and Ohio
Rnllrond MpcU Blast Climb Back fo Its
P)d Position.
The story of how Johns Hopkins Univer
sity came to be flat on its back, and haying
to pass the hat for funds is a grievous one.
Too much faith was placed in the power of
pne man to keep up above par the stock of a
railroad in which the college was deeply in
terested. rsrrciAL telegbam to the dispatch.!
Baltimore. Sentember 8. Evil days
have fallen on the Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity. The famous institution of learning,
the pride of the city of the State, is in want
and distress. From the proud position
which a magnificent endowment, and a
princejy income had given it, a position
hich it was rapidly becoming had really
become a university in fact as well as in
name, it has fallen tQ a place where the
salaries of its teachers must be cut, and its
trustees must pass the hat and beg for money,
hoping against hope that no further cuts
may become necessary, hopeless of wjdyning
its usefulness over the broad fields contem
plated by its founder.
The prudence, the foresight, the economy,
the energy and the munificent liberality of
the kindly old Quaker who thought to bene
fit his kind to a remote generation, and to
make the city wherein he had achieved
success famous as a seat of learning, are
well nigh gone for naught. He gave to this
university millions of dollars almost four
millions and an income amounting almost
to hundreds of thousands. He had earned
this money honestly, and be bestowed it
Opt of it all there can now be found a pile
of school buildings, a breadth of farm land,
that is worth no reore than when he died,
and a pile of depreciated patter representing
shares in a railroad.
and the princely income have melted
away. Nor is that all, for the wrecker who
destroyed the hope of the founder of the in
stitution did it deliberately, although he
bad obtained at the hands of this founder
his power to do evil and accumulate a vast
private fortune out of the wreck he created.
The Johns Hopkins University was en
dowed with Baltimore and Ohio KaiLroad
stock by Johns Hopkins, of Baltimore.
John W. Garrett was made a trustee of the
university by Johns Hopkins. In an evil
day, Johns Hockins having by his Treat
wealth saved the Baltimore and Ohio road
from bankruptcy, made John W. Garrett
President of the railroad company. There
upon John W. Garrett, who had heretofore
been a partner in a grocery business that
brought him a few tnousand a year, became
a power in railroad circles. He thought he
was a great power, and so he was, in a way.
The story of how Garrett took advantage
of bis power as trustees' President to use
the endowment of the university for his own
private gains is grievous. For ten years
the school grew and flourished. New build
ings were erected and a valuable addition
was made to the library and apparatus.
But to say that everything about the uni
versity was satisfactory to the trustee?, to
the faculty, or to the people of Baltimore
would not be in accord with tbe truth.
Prof. Gil man soon began to urge that the
foundation of the university be placed on
something more substantial than railroad
stock. Of all that Board of Trustees there
was one, and one only, who really objected
to such a transfer of the endowment, and
that was President John W. Garrett, of the
Baltimore and Ohio, For personal reasons
he very strenuously objected to such a
transfer, and such was his influence in the
board that the transfer never was made.
In the early das of the university it was
a very profitable stock. The university
held 1,500 shares of a par value of $1,500,
000, and a market value of a good deal more
than $3,000,000. The annual dividend of
this stock was ?150,000 On the face of
these facts, ordinary lolk might think that
no change was necessary. But to men of
sense it was a most reckless thing to thus
rist the permanence of the income.
When at last the crash came and the pay
ment of dividends ceased, it is said that
some of the trustees shed tears over the wip
ing out of the funds of the university. No
more sorrowful meeting of school trustees
than that which followed the disaster was
ever held, put it was held secretly, and
the trustees wilj pot tell what was said and
done. When they are asked about it, as
Mr. J. Hall Pleasants was asked about it
by The Dispatch reporter, they all say,
ss he said:
"It was a private matter. The university
is not a public corporation. The people do
not hold any stock in it. They have no
right to know."
Whatever the, legal nature of the organ
ization, Johns Hopkins created the uni
versity not for the benefit of the gentlemen
whom he named as trustees, but for the
benefit of the city of Baltimore, the State of
.Maryland, and the whole country, for that
matter. The people of Baltimore are not to be
bluffed in that way. They hold the trustees
morally, if not financially, responsible for
thej freak and reckless administration of J
don't forget
call at THB
the address
the trus( imposed upon, them. The ruin of
the university lies on the honor of the
That the university U ruined will appear
on a brief consideration of he iacts. Im
mediately after the crash that wiped ont the
university's revenue tie trustees hejd a
meeting with the professors and teachers of
the school and
pf the condition of affairs. There was some
xnoney pp. hand, accumulated out of the
sayings of former yerrs. They had been
getting 8150,000 a year from the stock. The
money from students had amounted to over
20,000 a year. The expenses of the Uni
.versify were about 5130,000 a year. Some
money that had been interfiled for newbuild
ings could be used for current expenses.
It would pot dQ to close tbe University.
Would the teachers accept a reduction of
salaries? They would. They will not tell
how much the cut was, but it is commonly
said to have been 10 per cent. Other
economical measures were adopted, and all
schemes for enlarging the usefulness of the
University toward its intended scope were
abandoned. Then the trustees passed the
hat. They told their friendsaad the friends
of the University that the institution was
The income had failed; but they hoped
that it would revive again. If?100,000
could be raised it would keep the university
running during the years 1890 and 1891.
By that time they would know what to ex
pect from the Baltimore and Ohio stock.
The dioney was pledged, and it is now
certain that the work of the faculty of
philosophy will be continued during that
time. The trustees get together and tell
each other that, by that time, the present
management of the road will be paying
dividends of 3 per cent on the par value of
the capital stock. They do not believe that
the road will be put in the hands of a re
ceiver. Meantime, they tell people who
ask them about the institution that streets
have been laid out on the 330 acres pf
Clifton, and that the property is
This property adjoins 80 acres sold to the
city not long ago. The city paid $1,000 an
acre. If an attempt .were made to sell
Clifton to private buyers it would not bring
$100,000. "Baltimore is a growing city, but
it does not grow toward Clifton.
The sole and only hope of continuing the
Johns Hopkins University, even ip its
present scope, is in the rehabilitation of the
Baltimore and (Ohio stock, and there are ten
chances of its being wiped out to one of its
being rehabilitated.
A War pf Kate on Between Tiro UlTaJ
Matrimonial Agents.
Louisville, Kt., September 8. A bit
ter rate war is on between two rival matri
monial agencies in Jeffersonyille, and some
slashing cuts have already been made in
the line of fees. The matrimonial agent is
a growth belonging exclusively to Jeflerson
yille. His duties are to watch the ferry
boats, and when he sees a couple who loot
like elopers in search of matrimony he in
troduces himself and agrees for a specified
sum of money to furnish everything re
quired for a wedding. The business is pe
culiar, but it pays. The oldest and best-
known agency is under the management of I
joaa. iianse, and another acgive, nustlitur
concern is operated by"WiHTpm Kratz, and
until recently the men have been good
friends and have respected each other's
rights in the business, but it is not so now,
and every day marriages get cheaper.
By an especial arrangement with the
magistrates the figures have been cut down
from $7 50 to $3 for a complete matrimonial
outfit, license, ceremony and all. including
the services of a professional swearer to
make oath to the lady's age. About a week
ago Kratz contracted -to pilot a country
couple over and attend to their case for 55.
On the boat Hanse offered to do the job for
4, and then the row began. The rival
agents cut the rate $1 at a time, until Kratz
oflercd to do the work for nothing.
A Harrisbnrg Sinn's Life Sacrificed in the
Interests of Science.
Habeisbubg, September 6. John
Barth, of this city, who has been suffer
ing from a complication of diseases, several
weeks ago made application at the Harris
burg Hospital for the injection of the Brown
Sequard elixir, in the hope that it would
improve his condition. His request was
granted, and he left the hospital highly
gratified with the operation, stating that he
lelt Hke a new man. His improved health
was'ot briefduration, and he paid another
visit a few days ago to the hospital, to have
the elixir agjin administered.
Since then he has died, aDd some physi
cians are disposed to ascribe his death to
the elixir's effects. Soon after he ceased to
breathe his body turned yellow, and sub
sequently black, requiring his early inter
Contract Laborers Imported and Pnt to
Work nt 5 Cents n Day.
Louisville, Kt., September 8. Fred
Wagner, who arrived here from Birming
ham, Ala., yesterday, said he was a native
of Chemnitz, Saxony, and had come to
Birmingham under contract to work on a
railroad. There were 130 in the gang of
laoorcrs in wnicn ne came, xney were
promised $12 a month and board, but were
only paid 5 cents a day.
He could talk no English and knew noth
ing of the contract labor law, He had
escaped with difficulty from Birmingham.
He was given a pass, and continued his
trip towards New York.
The Freak ol an Insane plan In a South
Aniboy Chnrch.
New" Yobk, September 8. A man who
gave his name as James Corkery, and who
claimstobea teacher in the public schools
at South Amboy, attended 9 o'clock mass at
the Cathedral to-day, and was kneeling at
the altar when Father Lavillc, at the head
of the processional, swinging a censer,
reached him. Corkery snatched the censer
and flung it away, shouting: "How dare
vou thrust that vile decoction down mv
He was immediately seized by Special
Officer Butledge, who was on duty at the
church, and taken away. To the Judge at
the Yorkville Police Court he said he was
waging a war against superstition, and did
not propose to have any doughnut gods
forced down his throat He was committed
as insane.
She Will Appenr Beforo the Grand Jnry
on Next Tuesday.
Atlantic Cits, September 8. This
afternoon Nurse Dounelly, who was stabbed
by Mrs. Kobert Bay Hamilton, was able to
get up and walk about her room and then
to go down stairs. There is no doubt pf her
appearance before the grand jury on Tuesday.
Firo Fpca Out Vnt Forests and Threatens
Tillages ia Jttnine Deer and Bear
Driven From Cover Pf Or
plo Alarmed,
Yanceboeo, Me., September 8. The
entire State, and especially Eastern Maine,
is now passing through one of the most
severe droughts known for years, and the
result is that brooks haye entirely dried up,
while the lakes and rivers have become low,
and the forests and vegetation everywhere
js parched and dry, As is always the case
in such periods, forest fires haye started in
the Maine and New Brunswick forests and
on tbe St. John river.
The situation is especially serious at thiB
time. The fires extend over several counties,
and already the timber lands have been
damaged to the extent of hundreds of thou
sands of dollars. All the "people are pray
ing for rain, and in the bnrning region the
villages are being guarded carefully.
Fredericton Junction, some miles east of
here, on the New Brunswick .Railway, is in
a particularly critical position, and the ut
most vigilance is being exercised by its citi
zens to prevent the destruction of their
property. Hundreds of young cattle run
ning in the woods have been caught and
destroyed in the fires, while in a few cases
farmers baye been unable to save their
buildings from the flames.
Deer are driven out to the settlements,
wildly frightened and herd with the cattle,
and bears seek refuge in the water, where
many of them have been shot already.
The smoke from the fires is.so dense and
heavy that night navigation of'tbe St. John
river has been suspended for miles,
and even the regular passenger steamers
from St. John to Fredericton have
stopped running. Fortunately the fires
near this place and on the American side
have not gotten into tbe best timber sections
as yet; but, unless rain soon comes, enor
mous damage will be done to the timber
lands. Along the St. Croix section many
miles in extent have been burned over.
The fires raging between here and Forest
station were caused by sparks from locomo
tives. Day and night here the sky is heavy
with black clouds of smoke, and when the
sun is seen through the dense mantle it is
blood-red and decidedly uncanny in appear
ance. Nothing like these fires was ever
known in this section, and the utmost alarm
Is felt concerning them.
High Seas DoJaff Great Damage Along; the
Coast at Aiburg Park.
Asbuby Pabk, N. J., September 8. All
day long a terrific wind storm has been
raging along this coast, and to-night the
sea is running hitch over tbe board walk,
driving the loungers from the seats, and
in many instances from the upper balconies
of the Asbury avenue and Fifth avenue
pavilions. Great heaps of sand are being
thrown upon the plaza, while the
spray from the dashing waves reaches
over to Ocean avenue, a distance
Of 100 feet People are out in
rubber suits', and many without them, haye
returned to their homes completely drenched.
In many spots along this section ot the
coast where great damage was done during
last summer's severe storms by heavy cuts,
old Neptune has repaired the inroads then
made on the shore.
Superintendent Baremore estimates that
1,000 tons of sand have thus far been thrown
upon the shore during the past 24 hours.
A big gang of men has been called out and
stand ready to respond at a moment's notice,
shonld the sea wash away any of the board
work or structures on the beach. The im
mense fishing pier has-been seriously dani
aged'nndlhe "'outer' end"twisted abarfit ten
feet from its original position.
Irishmen and Hangnrlans Have a Lively
Riot With Fatal Results.
Wilmington, Del., September 8.
Last nigbt a race riot broke out in the lower
part of New Castle, locally known as Dob
binsville, between gangs of Irishmen, Poles
and Slavacks, employed in the Tasker Iron
Works, in the course of which a Hungarian
named Francis B. Jankovsky was shot in
the heart and instantly killed by some one
of the Irish rioters, and an Irishman named
Owen Kavanagh was stabbed in 10 or 11
places by an unknown Hungarian. Kava
nagh will recover. Tbe rioting was the
outcome of bad feeling that had existed be
tween tbe workmen ever since the entrance
of Poles and Slavacks into the mills, nearly
two years ago.
Thirty-three of the Slavacks have been
arrested and 'warrants will be issued for the
Irish participants, who, a preliminary hear
ing before Mayor Hanson this afternoon,
showed were the aggressors. The evidence
thus far indicates that Jankovsky was try
ing to escape from several intoxicated Irish
when one of the latter fired a shotgun, the
load passing through Jankovsky's heart.
Five Irishmen, two Hungarian men and a
Hungarian woman also received wounds
from gunshots and missiles in the melee.
Negroes JMnidcr nnd Bnrn n IMnn In Order to
Secure Plunder.
Nobfolk, Ya., September 8. C. S.
Walters, who kept a grocery store at
Sewell's Point, was found murdered in his
bedroom this morning. It is supposed that
about 3 o'clock this morning parties called
at the store and woke up Mr. Walters, and
as he opened the door he was struck sense
less with a club and then beaten to death,
the broken skull and mangled face plainly
snowintr inc manner oi aeatn. The mur
derers then robbed the store of $180 and a
lot of merchandise, after which the body of
Walters was placed between two cotton
mattresses, which were set on fire.
The fire burned slowly, and when the
body was found by members of the family
one arm and a portion of the lace only was
burnt off. The authorities were notified,
and two negroes who acted suspiciously in
a boat near Sewell's Point were arrested
brought to Norfolk and lodged in jail.'
Both had spots of blood on their clothing!
and are believed to have concealed the
A Snspcctcd Horse Thief Token From tbo
Hands of the Sheriff.
Pana, III., September 8. L. S. Tate
was arrested at Mattoon yesterday on sus
picion of being the person who stole a horse
from here three weeks ago. A constable
left Mattoon on the train this morning with
the prisoner en route to this city. At
Tower Hill, six miles east of here, the train
stopped, and was immediately surrounded
by an excited crowd of men, who boarded
the car, overpowered the constable and took
Tate from the train. -
It is supposed the men were members of
the Tower Hill Hose Company, but what
disposition they niaae oi xate is unknown.
One Man Killed and Another Injured In a
Uallroad Accident,
rsrzcux, teleoram to the dispatcit.i
Greenville, Pa., September 8. Vesti
bule train No. 8, on the New York, Penn
sylvania and Ohio Railroad, was wrecked
to-day, and one man killed and one injured.
The accident happened a short distance be
low Greenville, and it is claimed was caused
y the negligence of the switchman.
Droves of Cbjnejse Coniipg Into
America Despite the Treaty.
Jtye Latest Scheme Almost ps 'fJiitea? Any
Tankee Could Devise,
ffhere Ihey Are Made Spanish CiUiens and Learn fo
Walk Epauish.
The Chinese have discovered a new way
to get into this country in spite of the pro
hibitive act. They have only to go first to
Cuba, where they are naturalized, secure a
passport, and come here as Cuban citirens
on a visit.
NewYobk, September 8. The increas
ing number of Chinese in New York City
is a matter of speculation which has had no
apparent solution. The colony aug
mented mysteriously and steadily
but no information as to the
manner of these additions could be
gained. There are at present over 300
strange Chinamen in New York. That
these aliens were in some manner or other
smuggled into this port was evident, bus the
manner in which it was accomplished has
remained unsolved.
It now develops that a regular smuggling
business is carried on by certain vessels in
the Cuban fruit trade, and with the appar
ent connivance of tbe Government of the
island, for, as the Consul General te Cuba
says, nearly all the Chimmen in Cuba are
naturalized citizens, and as such could not
De aeoarrea irom visiting mis rouuui.
"Citizens of Cuba, with the co-operation
of certain officials of the Spanish Govern
ment in that island, are aiding Chinamen to
evade the United States restriction act, and
are landing hundreds oi them at this
port every month," said a well-know? Ful
ton Market f rpit dealer ,to The ' Dis Jatch
reporter to-day.
The attention of the dealer had been
called to the fact th?t the Chinese cobny in
New York is bewgeonstautjy recruit d from
abroad, in spite of the prohibitive egula
tions of the restriction act adopted sy the
"There is a certain steamship comany in
this city owningor controlling nine spamers
that ply between New York andCuban
ports," he continued, ' 'oo jeih of
these vessels there is a thinese
interpreter. His name does not jappear
on the nay roll of the company's employes,
nor on the roster of the ship he sails on. It
is his duty to receive and care for theChina
men who embark at Cuban ports, anl to see
that they
and are safely landed here. He is jot paid
Jy the company, but receives certjin per
quisites, tbe evident objejt of
this arrangement being to tenable
the company to claim, wih an
appearance of justice, that it is notrespon
sible for the interpreter's acts, as hej is not
in its employ, but simply a passenger on its
boats. i
"Now, as to the manner in whioi these
Chinamen are enabled to pass thenJnitcd
States customs officers. Each Chi cardan
leaving Cuba'iftJmhe -port of-5fVYork
is provided with a Spanish pasWiprt in
which he is represented to be a traveler de
sirous to sojourn for a brief period iV the
place named as bis destination. This pasj
port secures him the privilege
of landing. Once he sets fot
on the steamship company's pier here, hejs
safe. His passport has served its purpost,
and is destroyed, and the Chinaman joits
bis fellow countrymen in ilott street.
Govornors mil and Green to Assist in tb
Democratic Campaign.
Philadelphia, September 8. Thefc
will at an early day be a meeting held
the Presidents of the Philadelph
Democratic clubs for the p
pose of making arrangements to w
come the visiting delegates who wll
he in attendance at the general assembly f
Democratic societies of the State, whichts
to be be:d in this city on October
Governors Hill, of New York, and
Green, of New Jersey, have beta
invited to be present, and it Is
said the Democratic City Committee wll
appoint a committee to confer with tie
Democratic leaders of the city for the pur
pose of taking special care of the two ds
tinguisbed Goverpors.
President Chauncey F. Black, of tbe
Democratic societies, and Chairman Kisnef,
of the State Committee, will unite with tie
party leaders of 'this city in an effort Jo
have all the political capital possi
ble made out ot the meeting n
the interest ot Edmund A. Bigler, Demi
cratic Candidate lor state Treasurer. Ja;
didate Bigler is expected to be in attendance
at the General Assembly, and the delegates
will be urged upon their return to their re
spective counties to do everything possible
in order to get out the full Democratic vote.
Many of the Republican clubs of this
city have already elected delegates, and the
others will shortly, to attend the convention
of the Republican League of State Clubs,
which will meet at Lafayette Hall, Pitts
burg, on September 24.
The Jnws of New York Open and Swallow a
Pretty Young Girl.
New Yoek, September 8. Miss Eva
Stuyvesant, 18 years old, came from Port
Washington, B. I., a few weeks ago to visit
her married sister who lives at C62 HerLi
mer street, Brooklyn, Just before noon on
Wednesday she lelt the house to make a
few purchases' in Fulton street. Her folks
have traced her snbseqnently to Somer
ville's drygoods store in Washington and
Fulton streets. Miss Stuyvesant is slender,
and she has an attractive face and fine.dark
gray eyes. She is about 5. feet 2 inches
tall, and has brown hair and a light com
plexion. Under her lelt ear, extending
along tbe cheek, is a scar, quite
distinct, caused by a burn. When she left
tbe house she had on a blue cambric dress,
with white stripes, a white canvas belt and
a black straw hat with pale green velvet
trimming and white flowers. Her father
said to-day:
"I confess I am at a loss as to what to
think. My daughter is too sensible and
good a girl to elope or let any man trifle
with her, and too intelligent to get lost.
They couldn't kidnap her in broad day-
iignt, eimer. a uave an iuea mac some
woman, pleading poverty or distress, asked
her assistance, and persuaded Eva to follow
her to some house, where, after drugging
her, they detained her."
The Pope Will Not Leave Bomc.
London, September 9. A dispatch to
the Clironicle from Home say?: The Pope
has abandoned the idea of leaving Borne,
the German Government having mediated
in his behalf and assured him that in the
event of a war Jialy would .strictly respect
his position. ' ' - - K ' "
SEPTEMBER 9, 1889,
The Accomplice pf Dick Untycs in tbe
piarder of pis tVJfe ConT?ted
A Llftlp Ch!d tbe Qnly fat
ness pf the Crjme.
JJibmingham, Ala., September 8. The
jury in the case of Fanny Bryant) fbe
mulatto woman who assisted pick Hawes
in the murder of bis ffife and children, last
pecember, at 10 o'clock thja morning re
turned a verdict pf murder in the first
degree, and fixed the death penalty.
The woman broke Aovia. completely
when the verdict was announced,
and sobbed aloud. Her attorneys wijl
move for a new trial, and jf they fail to get
it will appeal tp the Supreme Court. The
prisoner, Fanny Bryant, has made a partial
confession which would have cleared her,
perhaps, if she had told tbe story when she
was on the stand at the trial of Hawes; but
will do her no good now.
Dick Hawes killed bis yife and one child
on Saturday night, December 1, and May,
the eldest child, on Monday night, Decem
ber 3. The little girl, May, was left at
Fanny Bryant's house from Sunday morn
ing until Monday evening. Fanny Bryant
has confessed that May told her on Sunday
morning all about the killing ot Mrs. Hawes
and the baby the night before. Hawes be
gan cursing his wife and she threatened to
leave. She put on her cloak and taking
Irene, her youngest child, ran put in the
yard. Hawes followed her, and killed her
and the child with a heavy stick. He then
dragged the bodies into the house and cov
ered them with a mattress. They lay there
until Sunday night, when Jhey were carried
to a lake a few yards away, weighted with
iron and then thrown in.
May, who wituessed the crime, seemed to
realize that her father would kill jier be
cause she endangered his safety. This story
is corroborated by the circumstantial evi
dence on which Hawes was convicted, and
shows that little May was the only eye wit
ness of the murder of her mother and sister.
Present Encampment the Biggest in
fbp Department's History.
Getttsbueo, September 8. The second
day of Camp Samuel Harper was p. great
one. In the morning the veterans, headed
by the department officers and a band of
music, marched from their quarters to the
rostrum in the National Cemetery, where
religious services were held. In the after
noon the veterans remained in the camp or
drove over the battlefield. At 6:30 the first
dress parade of tbe encampment took place.
Department Commander Stewart reviewed
the men as they filed past him and his staff
on the level ground south of the camp.
Later in the evening a song service was
conducted by Chaplain Sayres, a chorus of
ISO voices furnishing the music. Tbe camp
has assumed a more invitingappearance,
the various potts have established their
headquarters and hung out their flags, while
before almost every tent flaps a streamer of
some character. The trains to-morrow will
bring many more yeterans, including the
Pittsburg contingent, and all indications
point to this being the biggest camp in the
history of the department.
It Is Believed to be the Work of an Italian
Secret Society.
NewABKj N. J., September 8. A foul
murder was discovered in East New ark to
day, the victim being an Italian about 55
years pld. The body of the murdered man
was found on an old gravel dock situated on
tbe Meadows, 'The -remains presented a
horrible sight. The head had been cut from
the body, evidently with a knife, and hung
by shred of flesh. Besides this, three bullet
holes were found in the breast, anyone of
which would have caused death. Nothing
was found on the body by which it could be
It is believed that murder was committed
in Newark and the body rowed across the
river and lelt where it was found, as no
blood or signs of a struggle have been dis
covered near where the dead man was
found. It is thought that the murder was
the work of an Italian secret society.
Vigilant Police Authorities Prevent
HnlT-Patterson meeting.
Macon, Ga., September 8. Hon W. A.
Huff, member of the State Legislature from
this city, who left here for Alabama, Satur
day, to fight a duel with Hon. E. W. Pat
terson, also a member of the Legislature,
returned to the citv to-night, having been
unable to meet Patterson, owing to tbe
vigilance o'f the authorities.
The trouble between the gentlemen was
caused by Patterson's denouncing certain
statements made by Huff in reference to
local legislation as malicious lies. Both
are men of proved courage, and it was be
lieved that a meeting would certain ly take
An Effort to be Made to Open for the Fall
JonNSTOWN, September 8. Although
there is but little money in sight, except
that received from the State appropriation,
the school directors of Johnstown borough
have decided to open the schools on the 30th
of September, and hope to raise funds
enough to keep them open for a term of
eight months.
Considerable money is expected in re
sponse to the-appeal recently made for help,
however. For many years the schools here
have been kept open for a term of nine
While Trying to Arrest a Negro for Incit
ing a Itlot.
Savannah, September 8. H. D. Castle
berry, Town Marshal of Pelham, a village
near Thomasville, was shot last night while
trying to arrest a negro for inciting a riot.
Alter Castleberry was shot he returned the
negroes fire, and ' a general shooting began
between unites and blacks, in which the
negro was fatally wounded.
A race trouble seemed imminent for a
time, but was averted. Castleberry died
shortly after being shot.
The Peculiar Manner in Which a Boy Diet
Bis Death.
KlNOWOOD, W. VA., September 8.
Moses Libscomb, aged 10 years, was shot
and instantly killed by Luther Knotts
Friday. Mr. Knotts was out hunting and
used a "turkey caller" to attract birds.
Mr. Libscomb and his son were also hunt
ing, and hearing the call from Mr. Knotts,
young Libscomb answered it. Knctts
thought the boy was a turkey and shot him
Bnndnsky People Very Much Excited Over
a Big Gas Well.
Sandusky, O., September 8. This city
drilled in a gas well last night conceded to
be the largest in the world, showing a
capacity of oyer 50,000,000 cubic feet daily.
Forty-five thousand people visited the lo
cality to-day, and the excitement is intense.
Secretary Windom Scheming for a
Minnesota Senatorship,
If jthe Scheme Pans Ont the Way Windom1
and Washlmrn Pray,
Begin fa gtfr np the Politicians cf a Great Grata
Crowinj Stale.
An interesting little 'political broil in
Minnesota, involving a possible United
States Senatorship for Secretary of the
Treasury Windom, is wafted on the wires
outside ofthat State. The modus operandi
of securing such plums, even before their
tree is ready to blossom, is Interesting and
St. Paul, September 8. The political
vultures of Minnesota have scented their
prey. Daring the las.t en da7s St. Paul
journals and various papers outside the
Twin Cities have been printing the charges
of boodl eism made against Governor Merri
am and Senator Washburn in tbe last Gub
ernatorial and Senatorial campaigns. Tbe
almost simultaneous publication ot these
charges, so far in advance of the State Con
vention, shows conclusively that it is part of
a concerted scheme, ostensibly for the sole
purpose pf preyenting tbe renominatiop of
Governor Merriam ip 1800. 'This is the
way the small fry Jiaogerspn look at it
There are but two or three who are. able to
discern tbe handwriting 90. the wall, and
they are tpo dhjereet jto "give tbe snap
Last year Gpyernor Merriam set his
literary bureau to work months aead of the
usual time and worked up such a furore in
the country that his opponents buried their
hatchets for the time being and sought to
bring about a reaction.
NOW he is mom.
They were so far successful that Jfcrriam
was obfiged to call a halt and bis name was,
for many weeks, conspicuously absent from
the columns fifth? patent inside?. He has
profited by his experience pf last year, and
now refuses to be interviewed on the sub
ject, except to say: "These are old charges;
let them be proven, or an Attack be made on
my administration,"
The election for Governor will not take
place until November, 1890. It is wejl
known that Merriam js ambitious to bo re
elected Governor next year, and in 1893 to
succeed Cush K. Davis as United States
senator. With tbe patronage of the State
at his disposal, he would enter the lists
with something more substantial than
the "silver-toned oratory" of Cusb Davis.
To an outsider the contest is
likely to be between these two gentlemen.
Heretofore Senator Payis has been apt to
talk too freely in every campaign in which
he has taken part, much to his loss; but no w
he cannot be caught napping, and appa
rently knows nothing of the combinations
for or against him. He and his chieftains,
however, do a powerful sight of thinking in
The writer baa learned from unquestion
able authority that Secretary of the Treas
ury Windom is the man who is behind the
present movement against G6vernor Mer
riam. FrpnLthe time Windom first ea
tered Harrison's Cabinet to the present
hour, every move he has made has been in
the interest of Windom for United
States Senator. He first made Tim
Byrnes, of Minneapolis, Appoint
ment Clerk of the Treasury Depart
ment. Byrnes was a fledgling lawyer of
medium ability and without any practice to
speak of, but popular with the young Re
publicans, and succeeded, greatly to every
body's surprise,7n being elected President
of the State Republican League. He has
always been an out-and-out Windom man,
and is now in a position where be can do the
most good for his chief, and events show that
the latter has not lost bis political cunning.
Secretary Windom, while not taking a
very active part in tbe fight between Wash
burn and Sabin, managed to get in some
good licks for the former. He was sly, but
even then had bis weather eye looking
toward 1892. Washburn was backed by the
money power of the twin cities, and Sabin
had to go under. Windom, therefore, sees
that his opponents are almost sure to be
Davis and Merriam.
The former is comparatively poor, but is
the "idol of pride" of the State outside of
St. Paul and Minneapolis. Merriam, on
the contrary, is a millionaire, and will have
the support of the wealthy corporations
such as the Manitoba Bailroad Company
and the biggest newspapers.
Now, the surest way to kill off Merriam
as a Senatorial candidate is to give him his
quietus next year by preventing his re
nomination. While Merriam's adminis
tration can so far show clean hands,, tbe
Governor has made many enemies by his
disposition of State patronage. Ex-Governor
McGill is also on the war
path. He feels that be did not get a
square deal last year, being defeated
for a second term, and is pining ior vindica
tion. Hon. AiberPbcnetter and Lieutenant
Governor Oilman will also oppose Merriam,
so that Windom considers "boodle" the
most effective string he can pull with the
farmer, and it is Windom who has thus
early started the ball rolling. While devot
ing considerable attention to Merriam, Sec
retary Windom has not forgotten that the
earlr bird catches the worm; hence he pro
ceeds to make hay while the sun shines.
With Senator Washburn ont of the way
for six years, Mr. Windom thinks that it
would be good policy to give the junior Sen
ator the lion's share of the Federal spoils in
Minnesota, always, however, with an eye to
Windom's interest as well. It is for this
reason that Senator Davis' friends are fairly
boiling over with rage. So far Davis' fol
lowers have been totally ignored in the mat
ter of appointments, except possibly a few
village postoffices.
Tbo English Statesman Expresses His Ec
gnrd for France nnd America.
Pabis, September 8. Mr. Gladstone this
morning attended service at the church to"
which the attaches of the British Embassy
are accustomed to go. He said to-day to a
reporter: "I have come over to Paris for a
special purpose. ,1 am too old to travel
merely for the sakeof the pleasure the travel
affords. I have come to show good will and
respect to France." In his speech at the
banquet yesterday Mr. Gladstone, referring
to the rapid increase of population in
America, said: "I wish to recognize
America's right to be considered, prospect
ively 'at least, and even now to some
extent, the great organ of the powerful
English tongue. I wish also to indulge in
feelings of satisfaction on reflecting that no
cause on earth, unless our own folly, nowor
hereafter, onght to divide us from one
another or revive those causes of honorable
or less honorable contention that have here--tofore
prevailed among us." e
On Mr. Gladstone's invitation, Mr. Tuck,
one of the American Commissioners to the
Exhibition, replied in a clever speech. The
French newspapers express themselves m
delighted with Mr. Gladstone's speech.
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The Crest Celebration Jn Bol
Day-Tap City ia Its Pais.
"targe Cypff ds I Atf es4BCft
-A BeteptL, by sb
Baltimobe, September 8. tETerythiae
is ready for tbe big celebration whieh faegks
to-morrow. The city has been filling up,
and to-night Baltimore street presents a gay
scene. The sidewalks are crowded- with
people who haye come from the lurreBad
ing country.. To one looking up o-rown
Baltimore street from a point anywhere
between the bridge and Eutaw street, it
seemed that the whole of both walls of
houses, and a good deal of the space be
tween shem, was alive wjth flags and buat
ing. '
President Harrison has consented ia hold
a public reception at the City Hall to-mor-'
row evening, from about 6 to 730 o'clock.
The Mayor to-day sent the following tele
gram: '
To the Presldent'of the United States:
The desire of onr people ia universal for an
opportasit) to pay their respects to the Chief
Magistrate of the country. Can we add to the
programme on Monday a, reception at the City
Hall from 630 to 8 p, m. ? Please telegraph,
your consent.
The fojloirjng reply was receiyed:
Executive Mansios
Washin oton, D. C, J
To Hon. T. C. Latrobe:
Jwillcpnse.pt to a reception if I can get a
train heme by 8 o'clock.
Benjamin Harbison.
Arrangements will be mads to secure a
train for the President at the time desired.
All tbe public buildings will be closed to
morrow, and the day given up to enjoy
ment. The celebration will be ushered in
with, a trades display which promises to
rival that ot New York last summer. The
most extensive preparations have been
made, and from present indications the
procession will require four hours to pass a
given point.
A press dispatch from Washington says:
D. L. Bartlett, John S. Oilman, and James A. '
Gary, tbe Committee, of .Escort, to escort
President Harrison to Kaimore, Arrived n
the city to-night. The party nill leave here at
930 to-morrow morning via the Baltimore and
Onlo Bailroad. In a train especially prepared
for the trip. Tbe President will be accom
panied by Secretary Tracy and probablvSec
retary Windoin. Postmaster General Waaa
xnaker is expected to stop in Baltimore for the
day, on his way down from Philadelphia.
A Young Lady Who Might Have Been a
dinger Uses a Cowhide.
Kingston Depot, N. Y., September 8.
The particulars of a public cowhiding af
fair have just come to light. Martin
Plough, a robust young machinist, is em
ployed in the Ulster County foundry in
this city. For some time past he has been
bestowing his attention upon a domestic
named Beichert, of pleasing appearance and
welL-rounded form, vpo now charges that he
has trifled with her affections.
The young lady armed herself with a cow
hide on Thursday afternoon and made her
way to the foundry in search of the recreant
lover. Seeing her approach Plough secreted
himself, and his fellow employes told the
irate female, when she asked for him there,
that he was not there.
She then took her departure, but did not
proceed far, remaining in hiding until the
time arrived for the men to leave work,
when, seeing Plough approaching, she
rnshed upon him and dealt him several
blows over the head and shoulders. He re
treated and she pursued, steadily belaboring
him with the cowhide until a gleam of satis
faction lit np her countenance. The next
day she appeared" before a justice and swore
out a warrant for his arrest.
Fortunately Ail of tbe 600 Passengers
Escaped Without Injary.
Alexandria Bay, N. Y., September 8.
The Thousand Island Steamboat Com
pany's finest steamer, the St. Lawrence,
met with a serious accident pear Kingston,
Ont., last evening. She was approaching
the dock at Kingston with about 600 excur
sionists on board, when her walking beam
broke and one ot tbe driving rods was
forced through the cylinder and steam
chest, resulting in complete ruin to all this
portion of the motive power.
Another boat towed tbe disabled steamer
to shore and the passengers were landed.
'No person was injured. Tbe damage is
great, and the boat cannot be used again
this season.
One Yonng Man Drowned and Three Ladles
Have a Narrow Escape.
Sea Isle City, N. J., September 8.
The sea has been extremely treacherous to
day and running unusually high. A Phil
adelphia young man named Blunscbei was
drowned and three young ladies from tbe
same city narrowly escaped a like fate. All
were bathing, and Blunschei was carried
beyond his depth by a tremendous under
tow. The young ladies were brought ashore in
an exhausted condition by two yonng men.
An Isbpemlng Man Strikes Blno Hematite
Ore ia His Well.
Ishpeming, MICH., September 8.
While digging a well at the rear of a house
on North Second street a man struck blue
hematite ore at a depth often feet. The ore
is of excellent quality, and of considerable
The mineral right of the land is owned
by the Iron Cliff Company. The discovery
will lead to developments of a mine within
the residence part of the city.
Boils Upon tbe People at Bockaway Beach,
Causing Great Consternation.
Bockaway Beach, L. I., September 8.
At about 430 this afternoon great conster
nation was caused by a tidal wave, which
rolled 70 feet up the beach and broke over
2.000 or 3,000 persons men, women and
children who were on the sands.
It came without warning, and though a
rush was made for shelter few escaped being
drenched. A laige number of small build
ings, stands, etc., were washed away.
A Boat With a minister and a Komber of
Slill Hands Svrnmped.
West Selkibk, Man., September 8.
During a storm on Lake Winnipeg on
Sunday night last a boat containing a
number of mill hands and Bev. Mr. Mc
Haffie, was swamped, and it is supposed all
were drowned. Two bodies have been
washed ashore. Details are meager and
great anxiety exists here.
Fifteen Celestials Lodged in tbe Central
for Gambling and Fighting.
A raid was made at 179 Second avenue
last nigbt a little alter 2 o'clock
and 15 Chinamen were captnred, who
were fighting among themselves,
presumably over a game of fan-tan. No
gambling materials, however, were cap
tured, and accordingly a charge of disorder
ly conduct was entered against them.
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Instead of beis? settled e gmifMc.
strike is bow pasted as" vigiFOarfyasWy.
The men have refused te asssyt the eoiprs
raise agreed upon by their repraseatofcirss.
The Antwerp -fire bag bee wiiiigaiiiuid
witBatetelofQied. sivof ysm
mitehas again been resorted to it SnUmi.
Lonbox, September" 8 Oayyrfgat.
John Bums' smile and -wfek peeve to ki
been deceptive or presotsre. -Q&er tent
the majority of newspaper meafcomo to bed
happy that the big ttrie was orsr. Skit
Was still tse impression at BikkigM w4mb
your correspondent cabled. A hejf .isw
later a messenger arrived at tbe XtnMma
House with a letter to the Lord M?r, .
saying teat the strike oommHtee oeaH jet1"
accept the dock companies' terms, tsiU '
about the same time copies of tfee'BewV-.
mauiiesto emooayiBg tse re8su rensaoa
Fleet street
The strike Jssdsn haye made anetber
false move, from which they say not re
coyer, so easily as they did from tbeegeets
of the po-wcrk. manifesto. The Lord Mayor
apd tbe Bjshop pf London both asearsd
your correspondent, that leaders Bums aAd
Tillett distinctly intimated tksir ateeptanse
of the dock companies' offer to concede, ad
vances ip wages on and from January L,
The strike leaders are equally positive that
they did nothing of the kind, but their
lordships' version is confirmed from aa in
dependent source, and Barns aad Tillett
stand, convicted of what, for charity's sake,
may be termed diplomacy j
No map was more astonished tsa.fta
Lord Mayor when be learned that the strike
committee had rejected the proposed com
promise, and it is probable, he will now
wash bis bands of the whole business. The
Bishop of London and Cardinal Massing
may be more patient There is praetiealry
a consensus of opinion that the dock com
panies are entitled to at for a postpoae-
wcuk ui tuts ukk upua waxen me lEicreaseu
wages shall come into force in order that
they may make their tariff arrangements to
meet the additional cost ot labor.
The only point at issue is the duration of
the probationary period, and herein, as the
best hope of an early settlement, probably
an offer that an increase shall date from No
vember 1 would be accepted by both dis
putants, and it will probably-be" made. It
must not be forgotten thstall other demands
of the strikers have been conceded in. full.
The settlement of disputes, especially labor
disputes, it not usually arrived at by all the '
concessions being on one side.
It is undeniable that the general public
ore getting sick and weary of this strike
business. They will probably lay upon the
strike leaders the blame qf its unexpected
prolongation, and the effect will be seen in
the diminntion of subscriptions heretofore
sent to fhe strike fund in generous measure.
The usual -demonstration was held in Hyda
Park to-day. The attendance was notso
great as usual, and to judge from the tone -of
most of the speakers, Burns included, an
early compromise settlement would not do
Mr. Burns in a speech declared it was a
mistake to suppose that he had agreed to
the proposal of the arbitrators. He invited
the strikers to declare whether or not they
would accept the proposal. A loud shout of
"No" went up from the crowd. Mr.
Burns, continuing, said the Strike Com
mittee were prepared to hold out for three .
weeks more, but he' believed the directors
of the dock companies would concede the
strikers' terms before another week hod
Mr. Tillet visited the Lord Mavor this
evening and proposed new terms, lo com
mence In October. The Lord Mayor de
murred, but promised to use his best en
deavors to persuade the dock directors to
agree to the terms. The Lord Mayor told
Mr. Tillet that he and Mr. Bnrns ought to
have resigned when the men declined to ac
cept the compromise. Mr. Tillet explained
that tbe compromise was rejected because
it would have created difficulty with the
wharfingers, who had already conceded six
Antwerp's Great Fire Has Been Extin
guished, bat 200 Are Dend.
Antwebp, September 8. -The fire which
started in the cartridge factory on Friday
has at last been extinguished. Several more
corpses have been found, and tbe number of
the dead will certainly reach 200. King '
Leopold and the Cabinet Ministers to-day
visited the hospitals where the sufferers by
the fire are being caredfor.
Tbe arrest of M. Corvillain, the proprietor
of the cartridge factory, has been ordered.
Used as a Persuading Influence on a Boy
cotted Ireland Estnte.
Dublin, September 8. A bomb was ex
ploded on Smith Barry's estate to-day, de
molishing tbe offices and destroying all the
private papers and important documents.
Four of Barry's tenants, who have been
boycotted for paying rent contrary to com
pact, to-day expressed contrition at a public
meeting and offered large compensation, but
the meeting refused to remove the boycott
French Clergy Think They Have
Bight to Political Action.
Pabis, September 8. The Bishop of
Marseilles has issued a formal protest
against the circular recently Issued by the
Minister of Justice, in which the Minister
reminded the clergy that they are prohib
ited by law from taking part in elections.
The Bishop affirms the rights of priests to
intervene in elections and other political
A Man Convicted or Manslaughter After the
Jnry Twice Disagreed.
San Fbancisco, September 8. Dr.
Llewellyn A. Powell was convicted of man- "
slaughter last night for killing Balph
Smith at Bedwood City, CaL, two years
ago. Smith, who was editor of a paper at
Bedwood City, published an article to
which Powell took exception, and when the
men met a quarrel ensued, in which Smith
was killed.
Powell was tried twice in Bedwood City,
but the jury disagreed both times, a
change of venue was then obtained to this