Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 13, 1889, Image 1

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Has written for the next issue of the Sunday
Dispatch a bright novelette "Andres Nor
mainc's Duel" It is decidedly French-American,
and is very interesting.
Extent of the Storm Wrecks on
the Atlantic Coast Being
The Loss of Life Will be Large, but
Cannot Kow be Fnlly Told.
Ulnny Tales of Suffering Related by ifac
Survivor The Vicinity of Iietve. Dela
ware, the Place Where Jinny Vessels
Went Ashore Sailors Cast TbctnselTcs
In Desperation Into the Angry Wae
The Cruiser Atlanta Slav be Lost The
Storm Away From Iho Land Countinc
the Damage Alone lite Jersey Coast
Tlin first Train Gets Into Atlantic City.
The damage done by the great cyclonic
storm along the northern Atlantic coast is
just now being developed. There has been
great loss of life from wrecked vessels along
the coast It will take some time yet to tell
the full extent of the disaster.
Lewes, Del, September 12. It is an
other day at Lewes, with the rain falling in
a steady down-ponr. The wind is lower,
however, and it is not thought that the
vessels now bea:hed which are worth any
thing to speak of, will suffer any more in
jury. There were new tales, both of hope
and death, from the bay this morning. The
captain and nine men oj the Katie E.
Morse, which it was feared had
gone down, have been saved after
two days and nights of great
hardships and are nowsafe at Lewes. They
report, however, that the captain, and his
crew of seven or nine, of the Philadelphia
schooner, Walter P. Parker, were certainly
drowned. They say they saw the men go
down, one by one, almost before their eyes.
No part of the Parker has yet been lound.
Captain Peter Nelson, and three men of the
barge Casilda, bouud to Philadelphia from
Boston, camo ashore this morning in their
own dory.
Their barge has probably gone to pieces.
They abandoned it this morning after it had
become full of water, and great beams were
being washed out, imperilling their safety.
The men were-Albert Mattson, James "Wil
son and W. Dickson, all of Boston.
The crew of the barge Towanda, of Phila
delphia, are on the tug Argus, which took
them after the celebrated old craft had be
gun to break up and sink above the Brown
shoals. The barge Wallace, belonging to
Bartlett & Sheppard, of Philadelphia, and
the barge St. Cloud, of Bath, Me., are re
ported to have gone to pieces and great
anxiety is felt concerning the fate of their
crews. They carried five -men each, and it
is feared they are lost.
The brig Loyalist swung into the pilot
boat Whilddia and knocked the bowsprit
out of the pilot boat. The damage is not
serious. The Loyalist is still afloat and in,
good shape. The barge Bondout has
weathered the storm splendidly, and is
lying at anchor in the harbor. A barge of
the Brandywine Granite Company, of "Wil
mington, is also safe in the harbor. It was
loaded with stone far the Gapway.
The fog bell tower and frame on the
western end of the breakwater was washed
away during the storm, and is now lying on
the beach near the hospital. Under the
bell tower was kept the supply of oil for
the light. The cil also went with the tower
and was scattered along the beach. The
lighthouse keeper reported that he only had
supply enough left to keep the light burn
ing last night and to-night. Any inability
to keep the light aflame might have had
disastrous results. This morning the em
ployes of the Maritime Exchange averted
that danger by collecting the scattered oil
cans, and when opportunity offered
launched their boat and conveyed it to the
vbieak water. To-night the revolving light
still flashes its guiding rays to the mariners
seeking a haven of refuge.
The crew of the schooner Kate E. Morse
were taken offjust in time to save them
from deatli. As they tumbled cut of the
lifeboat on the beach they were so
and hunger that they reeled like drunken
men and their cheeks were as white as a
shroud. The masts, to which they clung,
were visible above the shallow water that
covers the Hawknest shoals, southwest of
the Brandywine shoaL The sea was grind
ing the vessel to pieces beneath them, and
the mast swung helplessly in the furious
Just beyond them the crew of the un
happy schooner, W. Parker, were clinging
to the rigging of their rapidly sinking craft.
The men were fighting with death all Tues
day night and were almost hopeless, when
new spirit was infused into their despairing
souls by sight of a steamer bound down the
bay. The vessel proved to be the lied Star
'tug Argus, under command of Captain
"William F. Bernard. The tug blew a sig
nal to indicate that he recognized their po
sition and would do what he could to help
them. It was so rough, however, that it
was impossible for the tng to go anywhere
near the wrecked men. Captain Bernard
beaded his tug for the breakwater, where he
inlormed Superintendent Clampitt, of the
lire saving station, of the distress which he
had. witnessed. He volunteered to tow the
life boat to the scene of the wreck if the
Superintendent would assent
Captain Clampitt said that his men had
been on duty since 3 o'clock in the morning
and were nearly exhausted, and as he had
more work to attend to at his pesf, he
thought it bis duty to remain where he was.
Captain Bernard then started to return to
the wreck and do what he could himself
toward saving the men. In the meantime,
however, Luckenbach's tug had arrived at
the spot and laid by the wreck allnitfht,
waiting and watching for an opportunity to
effect the rescue.
Finally, at 3 o'clock this morning, he
succeeded in getting a line to the wreck,
and the men watching their chance jumped
one by one into the sea, and were safely
drawn on board the tug. The tug turned
and carried the men to the breakwater,
where they were landed at the life-saving
station by the lifeboat
In the time between the moment when
Captain Bernard, of the Argus, first saw the
men in the rigging and his return, the crew
of the Walter F. Parker succumbed to the
fury of the elements and the weight of their
own despair, and fell one by one into the
sea and rose no more. It is thought by
many expert seamen here that if, when Cap
tain Bernard first came to the life saving
station, a volunteer crew could have been
raised among the pilots and other sea-faring
men, the crew of the "Walter F. Parker also
But, alas, no such such suggestion seemed
to present itself, although there were fisher
men and others near at hand who say they
would willingly have gone on so heroic a
mission of mercy.
Captain Nelson of the barge Casilda, and
his crew left for Philadelphia this after
noon. The barge belongs to Morse & Co.,
the big shipping owners of New York. It
left Philadelphia for Boston on Saturday
last, loaded with coaL It was towed to the
breakwater by Morse & Co. 'a own tug, and
was dropped there to wait another tug. The
captain had been forewarned of a gale by
the newspapers, and anchored at Brandy
wine shoals to await the passing of the
Captain Nelson said: "The storm was
feariul, and we began to show signs of going
to pieces. On Tuesdayafternoon at 4 o'clock
wc put up signals of distress. The Morse
tug came steaming up, and just looked at
us. Just beyond us was another barge. I
don't know the name of it. She also had
signals of distress up. The tng passed away
from us and steamed over toward that barge.
In a little while a boat was lowered and a
woman was taken off the other barge and
brought on the tug, and the tug steamed
away. It was fast growing dark, and soon
we could see no more. The s'orm grew
and our barge broke up rapidly. Soon it
filled with water, and was almost flush with
the sea. "We got into our dory. Still we
did not wish to leave the barge. "We hung
on astern of her until she seemed about to
sint. Then we cast off to save our lives.
"When daylight came we could see nothing
at all of the barge that had been near us nor
of the tug. "We worked our way by degrees
through the terrible wind and Bea, and later
in the morning we managed to get into the
harbor and took refuge in a stranded
schooner, and afterward got ashore. "We
are pretty well worn out, but we are all
The condition of the shipping on the beach
is much as it was last nizht The handsome
three-masted schooner W. B. Grace, which
is ashore on the point of Cape Henlopen, is
still in possession of her crew, who wouldn't
leave her. She is a good deal haggtd. The
Atlanta has seven feet of water in her. The
Byron M., which was run into by the Unity
B" Dyer, and had her starboard quarters
cut away, is,in a very bad condition and is
not likely ever to be worth much. The
Major Tantum also is in bad condition. The
four barges, the Tonawanda, Captain Clark,
owned by John Schrader, of Philadelphia;
the "Wallace, Captain Mclnvy, owned by
Bartbel & Sheppard, of Philadelphia, and
the St Cloud and Casilda, owned by Morse
& Co., that were sunk at the Brown shoals
in "the bay, are, of course, completely
The probable loss of "life on two of the
barges may add materially to the roll of
mortality. The vessels had crews of five
men each. The loss by them would there
fore be ten, and this added to the seven in
the crew ot the "Walter F. Parker and the
five of the crew of the schooner J. & L.
Bryant, will make a complete list of 22
lost There is still a hope, however, that
some of these, like the crew of the Kate E.
Morse, may be rescued.
Except for the destruction of the fog bell
tower and frame of the Maritime Exchange
station, the breakwater is all right. A ves
sel was reported to have grounded in the
Shears shoal, but that rumor is not verified.
At daylight this morning the life-saving
crew rescued the steward of the Mira A.
Beed, and his wife from the rigging. The
two had lashed themselves in the rigging on
Tuesday evening and an attempt was made
to rescue them then. Darkness closed in,
however, before it could be eflected, and
they were forced to remain there all night.
They had only been married three weeks,
and the voyage was their wedding trip.
Following isfi complete list of the vessels
that came ashore near Lewes: Italian bark,
11 Salvatori; American schooner, Henry M.
Clark; British schooner, Bvron M.; Ameri
can schooners, Alena Covert, Gertrude
bummers, lx. Jb. uecKer, 11. and L. Bryan,
Maud Leonard, Mina A. Beed, Novena,
Charles P. Stickney (total loss). Addie B.
Bacon, S. A. Budolph, A. and E. Hooper,
Emilv B. Dwyer, J. D. Itobinson; Ameri
can ship, W.B. Grace; American barge.
Timour; Danish bark, Atalanta; American
brig, Bichard J. Green; American schooner.
Major W. H. Tantum; Nettie Cbarapson;
pilot boat, T. F. Bayard; barges "Wallace
and Tonawanda and two others, names un
known. There is great concern over the crew of
the pilot boat Ebe Tunncll. She put to sea
on Monday and has not been heard from.
Pilots John Barnes, Lewis Bertram and
James Bowland, Barry Hickman, son of
Harbeson Hickman, and a crew ot eisht
men were on board. The New Jersey pilot
boat Edmons was blown across the bay and
lies grounded on the Jersey coast with her
sails into tatters. New York pilot boat No.
G was driven in from the sea, but made
anchorage safely. An unknown schooner
is ashore at Behobotb, and the coast for
miles down is reported to be strewn with
The schooners Morse and Parker were
lying within sight of each other. The men
on the Parker took to the rigging several
hours before those on the Morse, and late
last night by their cries it was evident that
they were suffering terribly.
Early this morning nearly every man on
both ships was almost dumb from exposure
and almost stiff from suffering. Finally those
on the Parker could stand it no longer, and
the crewof the Morse saw one of the men tear
away the cords that bound him, and, with a
yell, consigned hiniselt to a briny grave.
In a few minutes another followed his ex
ample, then another and. another,
until the last man, the' Captain,
was seen to throw himself overboard
and disappear in the angry billows. Those
on the Morse were horror stricken at the
sight they were compelled to view. The
impression was forced upon the observers
Ihat unless help soon came they
would have to put an end to
their sufferings in the same way as the other
boat's crew. The Captain of the Morse
kept his courage, and frequently urged his
men to keep up heart as he still had confi
dence that some one would come from the
shore and render aid.
The Tnto of a TbrerOInstcd Teasel on a
Massachusetts Shoal.
Chatham, Mass., September 12. A
sunken vessel has been discovered on Pol- -j
lock rip shoaL She is supposed to be a
three-masted schooner with main mast gone.
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if ij y .wjwjiwjs 3WWT.
It is thought she was southward bound, and
was running for the lightship in the thick
weather last night It is reared that all
hands were lost, as no aid could have
reached them.
How the Bis Oocau Steamers Got Through
the Cyclone The Racers Made
Good Time In Splto of
the Wares.
New York, September 12. Little by
little the story of the disaster wrough by
the cyclone at sea is coming in. A small
fleet of steamers from foreign parts and
along shore arrived to-day, and from
their logs can be gleaned the first
facts received of loss of life and
property by the violence of the storm, as
well as important information about the size
and progress of the gigantic whirlwind
which has made itself felt with such
destructive force up and down the
coast from New York harbor. Among the
arrivals were the giant racers, the City of
New York and the Teutonic, each having
made a little better time than on their
previous race westward, instead of having
been delayed by the cyclone, and the City
of Borne.
The logs of these boats and of the Ham
monia as well, show that the weather was
remarkably fine all the way over until they
passed the Georges banks. Even so
far west as off Montauk Point,
the weather, though stormy, was not
what might be called bad, according
to Pilot Shook, who left the pilot boat
America there to bring in the City of New
York. But not so very many miles off to
the south of that point the 'pilot
boat "Washington, according to Pilot
Peterson, who brought in the Ham
monia, was overtaken by such a
hurricane on the 10th that, with the wind
to the east northeast, she had to run before
it to escape its fury for several hours. The
steamer Boanoke, of the old Dominion
Line, still further defines the limits of the
cyclone. She ran into it on Tuesday morn
ing at 4 o'clock when eight miles north of
Cape Charles
Not a sailing vessel sailed from this port
to-day, and but one came in, the pilot boat
Edward F. "Williams. The "Williams had
put out her pilots, and then got a great
tumbling as she clawed her way into port.
She was the first of the "lame ducks"
to show up in port The next was
a steamer. Tha Lasselle, Captain Bendle,
arrived in from South American ports,
having left Bio on August 21. She got into
the southerly edge of the cyclone on Sep
tember 5, south of the Bermudas, and from
that time on has been trying to pound down
the seas all the way to Sandy Hook.
When she reached quarantine she was
a sorry wreck above decks. It all happened
on the 9th and 10th. The Boanoke, of the
Old Dominion Line, probably made the
longest passago of her career. It is a 22
hour passage tip the coast, but it took her 60
hours to get here.
Another ship that got a serious shaking
up was the England. She sailed from Liv
erpool on August 29. She got into the
cyclone on Monday night, and had been
wallowing through it ever since. On that
night William Club, a coal passer, went up
on deck, when a sea came on board and
swept him overboard. The city of Borne
arrived, having passed through 36 hours of
the easterly gale.
Fcnrs Concerning the Safety of the New
Cruiser She Started for Newport
Just Before the Hurricane Cmne
Not Heard From.
New York, September 12. Going to sea
in a gale of wind in a staunch vessel that
has been tried and not found wanting is a
comparatively safe undertaking, but it is
far from sate for an untried ship to defy the
elements. The United States cruiser At
lanta was ordered to proceed to Newport
last Monday, and under command ot Cap
tain John Howell, she steamed down the
bay and out over Sandy Hook bar soon
after noon. Under ordinary circumstances
she should have arrived at Newport about
midnight on Monday, or, at the latest, by
daylight on Tuesday. She ran into the
teeth of what has proven to be a "northeast
hurricane, and she has not been heard of
since she passed Sandy Hook.
"The officials at Washington who ordered
the Atlanta to Newport are becoming
alarmed at not hearing from her, but those
at the Brooklyn navy yard feel no anxiety.
Against the one possible chance of the At
lanta's loss there are three very good
chances of her being afloat One is that
Captain Howell has run her before the gale
toward Bermuda, another that he rounded
Montauk Point and anchored in Gardiner's
Bay, where there is no telegraphic com
munication, and third, that she has been
safely lying-to off shore, waiting for the
storm to subside.
"She has a crew of 325 all told, and
naturally enough their friends may feel a
little uneasy about them," said Commodore
Francis M. Bamsay, at the navy yard to
day, "but really I don't feel anxious about
her, for when I commanded her sister ship,
the Boston, we encountered a north
east gale in which the ship
laid to very easily. Of course
she took some water aboard, but not enough
to do any damage. There is only one
uoint that might prove vulnerable, and that
is the superstructure. A heavy sea'migbt
carry some portion of that away, but the
chances of such an accident are very slipht.
I believe that the ship Is all right, and that
she will be heard of as soon as the gale is
over. Captain Howell would hardly care to
make Newport in thick weather when he
has plenty of sea room for his ship."
Commander Francis M. Green and others
said they believed that the Atlanta was
either anchored in Gardiner's Bay, or lying
to well off shore. They say that while she
may be so low in the water forward and aft
that the seas sweep her deck, yet she is
buoyant enough to ride out any gale when
put head to it under easy steam.
It Will Not Accrccnte Half ns Largo as
Was Supposed.
Atlantic City, September 12. It is
estimated that $150,000 will not cover the
loss to Atlantic City and her interests;
550,000 is the loss to the Boatmen
and Inlet Hotel and pavilion people.
The damage to the beach property will
aggregate 570,000. The city's loss on board
walk, washed streets, wrecked lamps and
city property in the main avenue will foot
up another 820,000.
Fifteen thousand people will leave here
to-day and to-morrow. This will, of course,
include many of the all-the-year residents.
Many houses are in an untenable condition,
owing to the had sewerage caused by the
The Flames Burst Forth on nn Atlantic
Passenger Steamer.
London, September 12. The White
Star Line steamer Britannic, Captain
Davison, from New York for Liverpool,
which arrived at Qneenstown to-day, reports
that on the morning of September B afire
broke out in the cotton stowed under one of
the port hatches. All the passengers, except
a lew sturdy men from the Steerage, were
kept away from the fire by lines stretched
across the ship. The officers and crew, as
sisted by the selected steerage passengers,
then worked with skill and energy to extin
guish the flames.
Closing Exercises of Pennsylvania
Day at Gettysburg.
And All the Exercises Were Held Under the
Eoof o'f the Rink.
Fears That the Wet Weather May Canse Fatal Eesnlts
to the Veterans.
The final exercises of Pennsylvania Day
at Gettysburg were greatly marred by the
heavy rain yesterday. The parade did not
take place, and the formal exercises of
transferring the monuments took place iu
the rink, instead of in the cemetery, as the
programme had been arranged. Fears are
expressed that the wet weather may cause
fatal illness among the veterans.
Gettysburg, September 12, 1889.
. . -. 1 J. (IUUi UUUL1UU'
I I ous rains have sadly
marred the procefd
ings during the past
two days, but as a
whole the celebration
has been a success.
The dedication and
formal transfer of the
monuments to Penn
sylvania, commands
participating in the
battle of Gettysburg
is over, and the enor
mous crowds are dis
appearing like mists
before the rays of the sun. At least 55,000
persons attended the exercises, and Gettys
burg has never had within its limits such
crowds of people since the famous three
The One Hundred and Second A Trophy
Covered Monument.
days fight They were happy, good na
tured and well-disposed crowds, who bqre
smilingly the many discomforts to which
they were 'necessarily subjected, and
plunged around through mud and rain with
a smile of blissful content which was simply
seraphic under the circumstances. There
is no doubt whatever that the pouring rains
of yesterday and to-day will cause much
sickness and death among the veterans.
Many of them have been wet to the skin for
the past 36 hours, and have been unable or
too careless of conseqnences to obtain the
food and rest they sadly needed.
a gloomy view.
Major Swoger, of Post 1, and virtual com
mander of CamrSam Harper, takes a verv
gloomy view of the result of the reunion.
In this camp over 7,000 men were quartered.
All the tents were floored, but it was im
possible to obtain sufficient straw and
blankets to insure the comfort and health of
the veterans. Major Swoger said to-day
that he expected that the hardships ex
perienced by many of these gray-haired,
decrepit old men would result in many
severe cases of sickness which would, in
numerous cases, prove fatal.
Shortly before noon, the hour set for the
parade, rain commenced to fall heavily,
and has kept up with a few short intermis
sions all day'long. It was thereupon de
cided to call the parade off, and the scene of
It Was Very Different to Years Ago.
the monument transfer was changed from
the National Cemetery to the rink in town.
At 130 the meeting was called to order by
Colonel Nicholson, in the absence of Lieu
tenant Colonel George Meade, who was too
ill to be present.
Among the persons on the platform were
Governor Beaver, Secretary Stone, Auditor
Samuel McCammant, Attorney General
Kirkpatrick, General Blake, Lieutenant
Governor Davies, the members of the Board
of Commissioners and General Dan Sickles.
The latter appearance provoked a pro
longed outburst of applause from the 20,000
old soldiers present The widow and
daughter of Major Samuel Harper were also
The opening prayer wag offered by Bev.
John B. Paxton, of Philadelphia. The
transfer of the monuments to the Common
wealth as represented by the Governor, was
then made by Hon. J. P. S. Gobin, on be
half of the Commission, to which was in
trusted the duty of expending 250,000 of
the State funds for the purpose of erecting
monuments to fix the positions of the 86
Pennsylvania regiments participating in
the three days' fight at Gettysburg.
General Gobin referred in glowing terms
to the late Major Samuel Harper, of Pitts
burg, one or the members of the Commis
sion. Governor Beaver, in accepting the monu
ments, said no official duty had devolved
Wia llff,"l'i(V,PniVlllLI)iliirai)i!lw i y ff I
SEPTEMBER 13, 1889.
upon him which wis more pleasant and sig
nificant. IN EVERY rORTION.
Upon ev.ery portion of this battlefield
Pennsylvania played a prominent part,
Pennsylvania men were prominent hi the
first corps In Sickle's gallant, forward move
ment and Pennsylvania men received the
shock of PitketVs heroic charge on the third
The Governor-then referred to the desire
of the Pennsylvania Beserve Corps to be al
lowed to pool their issues and erect a memo
riaPin the shape of a hall. Governor Bea
ver sympathized in this'desire,and,would be
heartily glad to help the movement for
ward. The legislative provision would not
2 "n-.-fl"
A Scene Recalled General O. K. Warren, at
Little Round Top's Signal Station.
allow the .use of. the State funds in this
manner. He thought, however, that some
plan might be formulated, and he would be
glad to help it along.
Governer Beaver then made the transfer
of the monuments to the Battlefield Memo
rial Association, which acts as perpetual
trustee, and Hon. Edward McPherson re
sponded in behalf of the "association.
of the programme were the recital of a
poem, entitled "Gettysburg," by Isaac B.
Pennypacker, and a description of the first
day's fight by Captain J. C. Bosengarten,
and of the second and third days' fight by
Brigadier General H. H. Bingham.
There was a marked absence of Western
Pennsylvanians in the audience, which is
attributed to the fact that that end of the
State had been slighted in selecting orators.
There is considerable dissatisfaction ex
pressed by members of the Sixtjthird and
Seventy-second regiments over the location
and character of the monuments, as chosen
for them bv the Commission. Meat and
Milk Inspector McCutcheon, of the Sixty
third, was very emphatic in criticizing the
Commissioner's action, and intimated that
the regiment would file formal objections,
Old Sports In Boston Say Ho Conld as
Well bo Ashamed of Contrress ns
Vice Versa A I.ong Stand
ins Ambition.
Boston, September 12. John L. Sulli
van's decision to go to Congress has long
been known to the sporting men of this
city. His political ambition dates back to
the time when Tom Denny was a member
of Common Council -from Ward Twelve.
When he finally made up his mind to enter
politics, his friend Denny had passed over
to the great majority, and Sullivan's am
bition for several years was smoldering.
Councilman William J. Mahone-has long
been ariend of the champion, and when
asked what reason Sullivan had for going
to Congress, said: "Well, Sullivan is an
American citizen, and if he so chooses he
has a perfect right to try for an office within
the gilt of the people. It is a laudable am
bition to serve his constituents. If Sullivan
went there, Congress would have no more
reason to be ashamed of him than John
would to feel ashamed of Congress. A
season at the capital would just about be
rich enough for his blood."
Patsy Shepard was the one sporting man
who hardly believed Sullivan was serious.
Patsy did not see just why John wanted to
go to Congress at present. "He shonid
travel for the next few years, make a barrel
of money, then try for political honors."
Tom Drohan was giving lessons to a
clergyman who has become very well known
of late. He took the gloves off long enough
to tell that "Sullivan would make a first
class Congressman; he is just the sort of
man we want, i am for Sullivan first, last
and always, if he means it. I think he
Isaac O'Neil Weis was not in favor of
sending John to Congress, but said: "Why
not make him Mayor of Boston?"
Captain William Daley, Jr., and Ed
Gager, of the last year's Legislature, both
agreed that Sullivan would make a good
Burling Will Endeavor to Recover
Iinree ums From tho Estntc.
San Francisco, Cal., September 12.
It is learned on the best of authority that-a
suit will be brought in the Probate Court of
this city to-morrow against the Sharon
estate which will startle the financial
world. The amount involved exceeds 53,
000,000. Mrs. Leonia Burling, widow of
William Burling, a noted capitalist, who
died in 1875, is the complainant She calls
on the executors of Sharon for an account
ing, and says that her husband's estate was
taken by Sharon, along with the Balston
Balston was her late husband's executor,
and after "Balston's dea'th Sharon came for
ward and asserted that Balston. who had
been his benefactor, was an embezzler -of the
funds of the Bank of California. Sharon
took everything in sight belonging to the
dead man. The heirs tried to evade pay
ment, and the ultimatum was the suit.
Many Thousand People Take an Oppor.
tnntty of Viewing the Bemnins.
. New York, September 12. The body of
Congressman Cox lay in state to-night in
the vestibule of the First Presbyterian
Church, Fifth avenue and Twelfth street,
from 4 p. u. to 10 P. M. Over 3,000 people
passe'd before the guard of honor and viewed
the remains.
The Postoffice Clerks' Association, to the
number of 300, marched to the church and
placed upon the coffin a large floral emblem
In the shape of an envelope and postage
stamp, and bearing the mark of the New
York postoffice. At 10 P. M. the body was
taken back to lilr. Cox's house, from where
it will be taken to the church at 930 o'clock
to-morrow morning.
France and Germany Are Increasing Their
Forces on the Frontier,
Paris, September 12. The Estafette, M.
Ferry's organ, states that Germany is about
to place an army corps on the Belgian fron
tier' and reinforce the troops in Alsace-Lorraine.
The Autorile publishes a report that M.
de Freycinet, Minister of War, intedds to
double the strength of the army corps sta
tioned at Nancy.
Corporal Tanner's Resignation Did
Not Canse a Sensation.
Speculation Concerning as to Who Will Be
His Successor.
Ur. Tanner Will Be rroTided for, Cat How Is Sot
Made Faille let
The resignation of Commissioner of Pen
sions Tanner did not create so much of a
stir in political circles as was expected.
The affair passed off very smoothly. Specu
lation is now rife as to his successor. Gen
eral Warner is thought to have the best
Washington, September 12. The resig
nation oi Commissioner Tanner, which was
delivered to the President after midnight
last night, was all the talhuof the town to
day, as it was of the whole country, but it
was really only a few hours ot flurry, and
then things began to settle back into their
accustomed quiet channel. If anybody
thinks that there will be any great kick
among the members of the Grand Army on
account of the enforced resignation of the
Commissioner, they will find themselves
mistaken, if the" temper of the veterans of
this city is to be taken as a basts for judg
ment. Messrs. Burdette and Burke, two of
the leading Grand Army men of the Dis
trict, both say that a little time will heal
all the soreness eaused by the treatment of
the "Corporal." The Grand Army people
say they do not want a man in the office who
will be so reckless in his rulings in the in
terest of the granting of pensions as to bring
the whole pension business into disrepute.
with any good friend of the soldiers, and
they know 'well enough that the President
would not th'ink of appointing any other
kind of a person to the vacancy.
Nobody talks much about Tanner this
evening. Already the speculation is merely
as to 'the succession. Poole, the Pension
Agent at Syracuse, is supported by Senator
Hiscock, and has the advantage of being
from the State which now holds the office.
This is no mean advantage", as it is always
UBedasa strong nrgumenteven in the matter
of appointments to far more insignificant
offices than the head of the Pension Bureau.
Ex-Congressman Brown, of Cincinnati,
who was a prominent candidate for the
place when Tanner 'was appointed, is
already in the held with a strong backing.
Ex-Congressman Warner, of Kansas City,
- is also strongly urged, and is believed to
have the support of the Secretary of the
Interior. He was the late Chief Commander
of the Grand Army, and it is not to be sup
posed that his appointment would leave
any great animosity in the minds of mem
bers of the organization on account of the
removal of Tanner.
He is a lawyer of fine abilities and knows
the virtue of keeping his'moutbshut except
when it isjiecessary to speak; and his utter
ances are usually well weighed and given
with careful choice of words. It is re
ported here that he has left Kansas City for
Washington, and this gives strength.to the
rumor that he is most likely to secure the
Ibis assumed that the successor of Tanner
was selected previous to the latter's removal.
The reasons for the change in the office are
those already stated as having Ied to the in
vestigation recently begun, namely, careless
business methods; making cases special in
the interest of certain pension claim agents;
reckless mating and pernicious activity
with his tongue on the part of the "Cor-,
It is to be presumed that the report of the
investigating committee will not be given
fully to the public, as it is the desire of the
President to smooth out the wrinkles of this
first disarrangement of his administration
as soon as possible.
It is believed from the tone of the letter
of resignation oi the Commissioner that he
has it in his mind to accept another office,
and if so, it will not be deemed advisable to
have any greater row over his vacation of
the pension omce than is absolutely neces
sary. Several places are mentioned as hav
ing been offered him, but they are mere
. guess work. One is the office ot Becorder of
Deeds of the district, now held by the col
ored man Trotter,' appointed by Cleveland.
As Tanner wanted the pension office partly
as a matter of ambition, and as this am
bition has been crushed, it is inferred that
it he accept another office, he will go for
salary rather than ambition, and as the
office of Becorder pays from 812,000 to $15.
000 a year, it is thought he might have de
manded this place as theprice of resigning
without attempting to kick up a row in the
Grand Army.
It is fair to assume that if Tanner had
not determined to accept another place he
would have said something saucy about
Noble and Bussey before this. As for the
gentlemen last named, they give the most
friendly accounts of the relations existing
between them and the late Commissioner.
They both assert there was no strain put
upon the personal feeling between them and
him, and Bussev actually declares that all
he knows of the trouble is what he has
learned from the newspapers.
The probabilities are that Tanner will ac
cept a satisfactory office, that Noble will get
a lriend ofhis in the office of the Commis
sioner, and that within a lew days the ad
ministration family will be happier than it
has been at any time since the row about
.tanner began.
General Warner, of Missouri, will reach
the Capitol to-morrow morning to confer
with the President in regard to the office of
Commissioner oi Pensions. Close friends of
the General say that he will not accept the
office. Tho firm of Hoggaman & Warner
simply as counsel for the Missouri, Texas
and Pacific railroads, receive $15,000 a year,
and they have a lucrative practice beside.
General Warner is said to make between
515,000 and 320,000 a year by his law prac
tice; on that account he refused a re-election
to Congress. It is said by his friends,
therefore, that he is merely coming on to
consult with the President and smooth
things over for the Grand Army.
Friends of ex-Congressman Brown are
urging on he President the necessity of ap
pointing an .Ohio man, who is popular with
the veterans, on account of the influence it
would have on the election, and there is a
pretty general impression late this evening
that if Warner reluses to accept the place,
Brown will be given the appointment. The
President will not leave lor Deer Park
until the question of filling the vacancy is
In an interview to-day Coporal Tanner
"The President did not aBk for my resigna
tion, nor did ho advise that I reslcn. He as
sured me, however, that tho investigation into
tho affairs of the Pension Umce had developed
nothing that reflected upon my honesty or my
good intentions and said that it I remained in
ofBce Secretary Noblo would resign. The dis
memberment of a Cabinet is a very serious
C was better that I
snouia resign, since tho
reasonable preju-
uices oi nir.noDie coal
l overcome.
Secretarv Noble.
has been no break i
: relations
with Mr. Tanner.
re was
nothing personal in the
the severance of their ofi
also denies emnhatlcallr th
quarrel with Secret ary Tracy;
Private Secretary Maltord
are one or two misstatements
be corrected. No issue was ever
Secretarv Noble to itin President
whether he or Mr. Tanner-should go. NeU
there was never any formal Cabinet con
sultation about the matter, and tbere was no
disagreement whatever among the memhers,
much less any exchange of incivilities.
The question was not at all In the Presi
dent's mind whether one of two persons
should go."
The Nation la Getting; Wealthy at the Rate
of $420,000,000 a Second, andho
Soldier Should Have a Share
Even Tanner Wae Too
Slow to Suit. '
Arkansas City, September J2. The
formal opening of the annual reunion of the
old soldiers of the Southwest occurred to
day at Camp Logan, where the veterans
are encamped. On the platform were
seated Governor Humphrey, of Kansas;
Governor Hovey, of Indiana; Senator In
galls, ex-Governor Anthony, of Kansas?
Governor Hoyey's staff and several State
officers of Kansas. Senator Ingalls was
given an ovation when: he was introduced
and arose to speak. In the course oi his re
marks he said:
The wealth of this nation increases $120,000,
000 with every tick ot the watch, and the sol
diers have earned it all. Without him there
would have been no treasury, no nation, and
he is entitled to his percentage of it There
were just three things that ought to be done.
First, the limitations on pensions onght to be
removed. Second, the disability pension bill
ought to become a law; and, third, every sol
dier who received an honorable discharge
ought also to receive pensions.
These were the results that Commissioner
Tanner had sought to attain in his administra
tion of the office of Commissioner of Pensions,
and I honor bun for his high desires and brave
efforts in behalf of tbe veteran soldier. The
only fault I have to find with Tanner is that he
did nochave two feet whilo he was in office, so
that he could have made more rapid progress
in the attainment of his policy.
Text of the Resignation and the Replv of
the President.
Washington, September 12. The fol
lowing is Commissioner Tanner's letter of
resignation and President Harrison's reply
thereto :
Department or the Interior, f
Bureau or Pensions.
Va3HTNGtok, D. O, September 12, 1581 )
To the President :
The differences which exist between the Sec
retary of the Interior and myself as to tbe
policy to be pursued in the administration of
the Pension Bureau have reached a stage
which threatens to embarrass yon to an extent
which I feel 1 should not; call upon you to suf
fer, and, as tbe investigation into the affairsjof
the bureau has been completed and, I am as
sured both by'yourself and by the Secretary of
the Interior, contains no reflection on my in
tegrity as an individual or as an officer, I here
with place my resignation in jour bands, to
take e&ect at your pleasure, to tbe end that
you may be relieved of any further embarrass
ment In the matter.
Very respectfully yonrs.
James tanner,
Executive if ansion. i
Washington, September 12, 1889. (
Hon. Jsmes Tanner, Commissioner of Penslony
BEABSnt Yonr letter tendering your res
ignation of the office of Commissioner of Pen
sions has been received and your resignation Is
accepted, to take effect on the appointment
and qualification of your successor.
I do not think it necessary in this correspond
ence to discuss the causes which have led to
the present attitude of affairs in the pension
office. You have been kindly and fully advised
of my views Upon most of these matters.
It gives me pleasure to add, that, so far as I
am advised, your honesty has not at any time
been called in question, and I beg to renew
the expression of my personal good will.
Very truly yours.
BzNJAsnN Harbison.
Is Taking a Hand In Naming a Commissioner
of Pensions.
Washington", September 12. Vice
President Morton arrived hastily from New
York late, yesterday afternoon. The visit
of the Vice President was surely in the in
terest of Corporal Tanner, but he
saw Senator Hiscock before he
went to the White House at 6
o'clock and made an appointment to
dine with the Senator at the Arlington at 8,
and it is doubtful if he was quite so fero-.
cious for Mr. Tanner's retention as he was'
when he left New York. The Vice Presi
dent has not been entirely lost in the fight.
He stayed with Senator Hiscock until al
most midnight, and saw nobody.
To-day Mr. Morton and the Senator went
to the White House in the interest of Major
Pool, ot Syracuse, for Commissioner of Pen
Ho Issues an Open Letter on the Corporal'
Politlcnl Death.
Caldwell, O., September 12. Private
Dalzell has issued an open letter on Tan
ner's removal, in which he says:
If Corporal Tanner had been guilty, liko
Belknap, of a crime and forced to resign for
that cause, no complaint conld have been just
ly made; but if his lack of pedigree, college
learning, social status or money caused nis ae
capitation, tbe soldiers will ayence tbe crime.
They aro made to feel humiliated and degraded
as a class.
Caste has enmo to decide everything against
the rank and file. The case is now made up
before the American people, and it Is one of
low caste and high caste. As the case now
stands there is but one voice, and that is the
universal indignation and condemnation of this
political assasslnatlonias the sum of treachery,
perfidy and fraud to the rank and file.
Walker Township Fnnuors Train ns Vigi
lantes for Protection.
Harrisburg, September 12. A reign
of terror, similar to that which existed in
the barn-burning district of Adams and
York counties last spring, prevails in
Walker township, Juniata county, about
five miles southeast of this city.
About three weeks ago the large
barn on the Seiber farm was burned. On
Thursday night last David Hettrick's barn
was burned, and people began to talk of in
vestigating. On Sunday morning the large
barn belonging to William Kauffman was
set on fire, and the loss was large.
Thoroughly alarmed, the residents of
Walker township were organizing to watch
their properties. To add to their terror, the
large barn of Matthew Bodgers was set on
fire on Tuesday evening, just before dusk,
and was entirely destroyed. The entire
crop, nine horses and two calves were
burned in the Hettrick barn.
All of the burned barns were located
within a mile of each other, and that the
fires were of Jncendiary origin is beyond
dispute. The Countv Commissioners have
offered a reward of $500 for he arrest and
conviction of the incendiary.- Detectives
have been employed to ferret out the fire
bugs, and every farmer in the neighborhood
is watching his property with a gun.
thing, and" I decided that,
. '"y'SSit.TPS.""
Is the title of a sanstMaJ artNM by Mk. In'
Leslie. It will afpettij te tMiWHim,
The. power of good leeteaatf'gstsPare eea
trasted in a hovel way.
Was the 'Conseqneace "of Bliad Conff-J
dence in His Own fewer.
Vo SeltkKMt of ti. & Mrt Mm 1st
Eeea ArraBf&d.
Ealfenr Dtat Hat Irish ttmmi MMMln
A companion of Geoeral Gordeu 1mm es
caped from Khartasai, and telk Mm story
of his fate. Stanley la aarW for Mm
eastern coast, whieh h will saaek sext
month. Germany aad FroM ae Mk
busy preparipg for possible; war. JBolfear
has engaged in a ooBtrovsrsy wife Glad
stone. Berlin, September 12. The last fete t
doubt as to the manner of Geaeral.GewieB'j
death in the heart of tbe Dark Caeta seat
has been removed. A man ...whe saw
the deed committed baa aihotad . W
escape and is now in Berlin. Jr.Iriake,
who accompanied General Gonle to Kiar
toum and remained with his angl hi
death, says that Gordon had unlimited oan
fidence in himself and must have sakled the
British as to his critical situation.
Gordon's character, says Dr. I'riake, waa
as obstinate as it was noble. His blindness,
to danger and his deafness to the warnings
ofhis friends caused his death. If he had
so desired ha might have eseaped
two' days before the fall of Kharteaa
with all he Europeans in the plaee. ' He
was speared by his own soldiers when he
came to inspect them. Dr. Ericke, being a
Mussulman, managed to escape masting his
way down the Nile. During the journey he
suffered many privations. He has sJaee
traveled in Africa as a merchant
Dr. Erlcke speaks well of Captain WW
maun, but says that Dr. Peters is totally
unqualified for the task he has undertaken.
The chief causes oi the failures of the Ger
mans in Africa, Dr. Fricke says, are the
harshness they display toward the natives
luiu- uib uimcuny mey una in suppurating;
-the influenct of the Arabs.
An Entire Village Has Vanished From the
Face of tbe Earth The Offlcla In
vestigation No British Tour
, Ista Were Lost.
Antwerp, September 12. Nothing re
mains of the cartridge factory in which the
explosion occurred on Friday last. The vil
lage of Austruwell, which was situated 200
metres from where the factory stood,
and which consisted of about 40
houses, has vanished. The hydraulic
machines' used in the dry dock were
destroyed, with the exception of tbe cranes.
A number of merchandise depots, including
the Prussian stores, which were constructed
of iron, were overturned by the force of tho
explosion and an immense quantity of
goods was ruined. Two stained glass win
dows in tbe Cathedral were broken by the
concussion, hnt the building is intact. For
a distance or from COO to 1,000 meters the
windows of houses were shattered. Not a"
drop of the burning petroleum got into the
docks, the depots being surrounded by a
high embankment. '
According to the official report, 135" per
sons were killed, 20 are missing, 100 were
seriously injured and 200 were slightly in
jured. The story that several British
tourists were killed by tbe explosion is not
The Judge charged to conduct the In
quiry into causes of the explosion has ap
pointed experts, under Colonel Devos, to
answer questions as to whether M. Cor
vilain had conformed to the conditions
under which his license was granted;
whether "M. Corvilain's or M. Beith's
premises exploded first, and what caused the
The Pope has contributed $2,000 to the
fund for the relief of the sufferers.
Compromise Has "Vet Been Reached.
but Both Sides Are Hopeful.
London, September 12. The dock com
panies have decided to adhere to the offer
made by them io raise the wages bf their
men on January 1. The Secretary of the
Surrey commercial docks has officially re
fused to grant the terms demanded by the
men's manifesto, bnt it is expected that the
matter will be arranged, as the Southern
men are only striking out of sympathy with
the northern men.
Australia sent an additional contribution
of 700 to the strikers' fund to-day. The
Mansion House Strike Committee announce
that a more amicable feeling prevails on
both sides, and that only extraneous ques
tions now prevent a settlement, which It is
hoped will be attained to-morrow. Some
city gentlemen, believing that the Austra
lian contributions to the strikers' innd have
been sent under a wrong impression, have
sent a cable dispatch to Australia with the
view of preventing further remittances.
The Pall Stall Gazette suggests that an
organization be formed for tbe purpose of
raising the 10,000 necessary to pay the
dock laborers 6d per hour from November 1
to January 1. The Gazette says that a lead
ing business man of the city has offered to
contribute 2,000 for this purpose on. con
dition that the remaining four-fifths be sub
scribed immediately.
He Is Expected to Arrive There Aboat the
End of October.
Brussels, September 12. A cable dis
patch from Zanzibar to the Government of
the Congo State says: Henry M. Stanley,
on leaving the basin of the Albert Nyanza,
endeavored to make his way southward by
passing to the west of the Victoria Nyanza.
He failed, however, in this attempt. Ha
went northward and reached the eastern,
shore of the lake. Emia Pasha accompan
ied him.
After a long stay on the borders of the
lake awaiting supplies from Msslsta and
Tabora, Stanley, leaving Emin Pasha,
marched in the direction of Hombassa. He
is expected to reach the eastern seacoast
about the ead of October.
He Denies Thnt tho Irish Pollllcal Prison"
era nre Improperly Treated.
London, September 12. Mr. Balfour has
written a letter in reply to Mr. Gladstone's
remarks on prison treatment in Ireland, in
which Mr. Gladstone commented upon the
case of Mr. Conybeare as showing an absence
of right judgment and human feeling. Mr.
Balfour denies that the prisoner is suffering
from a disease that justifies his release.
He says that the general treatment of
Irish prisoners is more lenient than the
treatment of English prisoners, and that of
all classes of Irish prisoners, those convicted1
under the Crimes act obtain the largest share
of prison relaxations.