Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 15, 1889, Image 1

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Good Will Result in Many Ways
From the Great Lon
don Strike.
Has Been Impressed Upon the Work
men by Example and Precept.
Cardinal Manning- Did Koblo and Unremit
ting Work Influence of Barns and Til
lett Paul Du CbalUn Stirs Up the En
glish Scientists Herbert Spencer's
Biography The Whitechapel Mnrder
Mysteries fetlll Pnxzle the Polici!
Amelie Rives' Lnst Move Bessie Bel
vrood's Sons Too TJIchly Seasoned
District Attorney RidKcway and Rev.
Br. Cnyler They Did Not Speak While
In tbo Same Hottls Bl-Metalllsts Are
The settlement of the great London strike
Is expected to be of great advantage to the
workmen in many ways. They have been
taught the virtue of Temperance, and their
manhood has been elevated. Paul Du
Chaillu stirred up the English scientists
with a paper on the Vikings. Herbert Spen
cer's biography is being prepared. The last
"Whitechapel murder remains a mystery.
Amelie Kives and a French novelist are to
write a boob together.
London, September 14. Copyright.
The great strike, after a month of incessant
and at times embittered strife, ended to-day.
It has cost the parties concerned over $10,
000,000, and in view of the immense bene
fits, moral and material, conferred, the
price can scarcely be considered ex
cessive. For the first time in the
industrial history of London un
skilled workers have triumphed over
capitalists, and the effect has been as in
vigorating upon the men themselves as
fresh sea breezes sweeping through the
slums ot Whitechapel. The lowest class of
day laborers have learnt to respect them
selves and each other, and there is good
ground for hope that the improvement will
be real and lasting.
During the long struggle John Burns and
Ben Tillett, who are both total abstainers,
never wearied of impressing upon the men
the virtue of temperance and clean living,
and it is on record that no fewer than 1,200
of the strikers have taken the total absti
nence pledge
One of the most pathetic features of the
struggle was Burns' constant appeals to his
rough followers to quit wife beating and be
kind to the children. And in this
respect, also, it is creditably asserted there
is already a palpable improvement. Hence
forth the laborers will be an organized body,
and autonomy will induce self-reliance.
They will have better and more certain
wages and less of it will go to the tavern
keeper. Up till a late hour Thursday night
every one, excepts few persons in the inner
circles, some half dozen in number, were
under the impression that the negotiations
were again in a state of suspended anima-
The dock directors maintaining their
characters as diplomats to the last, carefully
fostered this impression even to the extent
of deliberate misleading. It was not until
nearly midnight that Mr. Soulsby, the Lord
Mayor's private Secretary, sent out a para
graph which completely altered the whole
aspect of affairs, and the newswaper people
had to hastily rewrite their pessimistic edi
torials. "There was every hope," said Secretary
Soulsby, writing in the name of the Com
mittee of Conciliation, "of immediate settle
ment, all the disputants save the lighter
, men being asreed upon the vital points."
To-day, therefore, Cardinal Manning, the
Lord Mayor and Mr. Sydney Buxton con
centrated their pacific efforts upon the
lightermen. But for a long time they made
little if any progress. The stevedores and
lightermen constitute the aristocracy of
workmen connected with the port of Lon
don, each having a rich and powerful trades
union, and the men being comparatively
well paid.
They have from the first received liberal
strike allowances, and have not felt the
pinch or poverty like less fortunate strikers.
Most of the grievances formulated by them
after they had joined the strike on princi
ple, were well founded, and they were con
fident of complete victory. Their, re
lations with their employers had
been embittered in various ways so
that altogether the mediators found the
lightermen much more difficult to deal
with than the leaders of the dockers. It
speaks volumes, therefore, for the patience
and tact ot Cardinal Manning and his two
colleagues of the Conciliation Committee
that they were able to persuade the ag
grieved and irritated lightermen to join in
thegeneral compromise.
The mediators had still to deal with the
master lightermen, whose attitude through
out the strike has been one oY furious indig
nation at the audacity of the men in setting
.themselves against the kindest and best of
friendand employers. That was the state
in which Cardinal Manning found them
this morning when he met them in con
It took several hours to smooth the tan
gles, but the good work was finally accom
plished, and at 3 this afternoon the Lord
Mayor was able to announce from the Man
sion House that the employers, with three
dissentients, had accepted the compromise,
and that work could be resumed in dock,
'river and wharf on Monday next.
The chief credit for the settlement unde
niably belongs to the venerable Cardinal
..Manning, when passions on both sides I,
were at their highest this prince of the
church left his palace in Westminster and
went about from one leader to another, coun
seling peace. His spare figure and pale, in
tellectual face soon became familiar to the
strikers, and his gentle, unassuming man
ners quickly won their confidence and re
spect, amounting almost to veneration, even
of the rough fellows who were not of his
faith. From the moment the Cardinal in
tervened there was a marked
of language, antil then habitually used bv
the strike leaders when speaking of their
opponents, and the dock directors demeanor,
till that time insulting and uncompromis
ing, underwent a gratifying change. The
Protestant Bishop of London and the
Lord Mayor joined in the pacific
work some days alter the cardinal,
but although tardily offered he grate
fully accepted their assistance. After the
rebuff caused by last Saturday's misunder
standing, the Bishop, considering his great
ness derided and his dignity offended by the
strike leaders, left London in disgust, and
took no further part in the negotiations.
The Lord Mayor sulked for several days,
but ultimately had the good sense to return
to the work. Cardinal Manning, however,
never faltered or grew weary of well doing.
He saw the misery that was being caused
by the strike, and resolved that it should
end. Older than Mr. Gladstone, and with
little of the great statesman's physical vigor,
Cardinal Manning has all this week been
doing an amount of work which would tax
the endurance of the youngest priest in his
His friends remonstrated, but he answered
all with gentle words and kindly smiles,
and to-day, when the last difficulty had
been removed and London's greatest Indus
trial conflict had come to an end, he re
turned calmly to his study and Westmin
ster, remarking that he had but done his
duty to his fellowmen and his country.
As to the disputants themselves the praise
and blame must be equally divided. As
far as the leaders are concerned, Burns and
Tillett and the rest did not fight with rose
water, hut if their tongnes were sharp their
heads were cool. For weeks past the dock
directors have been calling all men to wit
ness the terrible intimidation practiced by
the strikers, and the Government were im
plored to send more police to disperse the
strike pickets under penalty of seeing Lon
don in the hands of the commune.
They lied shamefully, as the records
prove during the month the strike has
lasted not a dozen cases of intimidation
have been tried in the police courts,
although the magistrates and police were
not disposed unduly to favor the strikers.
It cannot be denied, therefore, that no
struggle of such magnitude has ever been
conducted in a manner so orderly and free
from violence as that of which the end has
been witnessed to-day. The fact was testi
fied to over and over again by Cardinal
Manning, the Lord Mayor and other speak
ers at a quiet little meeting of the strike
leaders and Conciliation Committee, held
late this afternoon at the Mansion House.
At this gathering Burns expressed
like a man the strikers' obligations to the
conciliators, assured them of the men's grat
itude, and promised that the strike commit
tee would, as soorr as they possibly could,
pnblish a properly authenticated balance
sheet of all moneys received and expended
during the long struggle. Then everybody
shook hands with everybody else, and after
partaking of refreshments Burns, Tillett
and others went away to tell the men in
meeting assembled all that had taken place.
The Associated Press dispatches pub
lished in America the 5th instant to the
effect that the police had fired on the
strikers and one man had been fatally
wounded were absolutely false.
The Surrey dockmen have agreed to re
sume work on Monday. Their grievances
will be submitted on Tuesday at a confer
ence of the masters and men" at the Wade
'Mr. Burns, at the meetinc of strikers.
proposed a vote of gratitude for the colonial
assistance that had enabled the men to
achieve a victory. The action of the colo
nial workmen, he said, was the first step
toward the formation of a Laborers' Uni
versal Federation. The motion was carried
Subsequently Mr. Burns and Mr. Tillett
went to the dock gates to announce the
terms of the settlement When the terms
were explained there were slight murmurs
of dissent among the crowd. Mr. Burns
exhorted the men to stick to the union, and
Mr. Tillett urged them to abstain from
doing violence to the "blacklegs," Finally
three cheers were given heartily for "the
strike and victory."
Mr. Sydney C. Buxton, member of Par
liament for the Poplar Division of Tower
Hamlets( will preside at a great meeting
which will be held at Poplar on Monday.
Cardinal Manning, the Lord Mayor and
Messrs. Burns and Tillett will also be pres
ent and will make addresses.
The agreement between the dockmen and
the directors of the dock companies in
cludes a stipulation that contract work shall
be converted on the 4th of November next
into piece work. All payments are to be
made directly to the men, under the super
vision of the dock officials. Laborers who
worked during the strike are to be treated
as fellow workers by iKe strikers, and the
directors pledge themselves not to show re
sentment against the strikers.
A meeting of the strikers was addressed
by Messrs. Burns and Tillett and Cardinal
Manning. The latter extolled the self
command shown by the strikers during the
struggle, and said they had passed through
the ordeal with honor.
The Police Can Iienrn Nothing- Abont tho
Init Wbltechnpel Murder.
London, September 14. The latest
Whitechapel horror is more of a mystery
than any of the others that have occurred in
that district The police have found out
absolutely nothing, nor are they likely to.
They have no clew to the woman's identity,
no idea in what district the murder look
place, nor how the remains were trans
ported to the spot where they; were found.
It-iurae of the horrible mysteries of London
and Js likely to remain so.
Everything at the East End is going
along again as though no such demon as
Jack the Bipper had ever existed. One of
the humors of the situation is that the police
solemnly register the age of the murdered
woman as 33, not even admitting that she
might be perhaps 32 or 34.
In view of the circumstance that the lady
in question has not been identified and that
her head has not been discovered, it would
be interesting to know what are the prem
ises upon which her age is based.
Berlin merchants Object to the Condnct of
the American Consul.
Berlin, September 14. A number of
merchants here have signed a memorial ad
dressed to Prince Bismarck, in which
charges of impoliteness and general mis
management are matle against Mr. Edwards,
the United States Consul at Berlin. Many
merchants are not in sympathy with these
Paul Du Chaillu Stirs Up the Britishers by
a Paper on Their Ancestors
The Scientists Object to
His Conclusions.
London, September 14 Paul Du Chail
lu, known in America as the author of sev
eral good stories of adventure for young
people, has gone in for history instead of
fiction, and had a rather unpleasant time of
it this week. Du Chaillu jead a .paper be
fore the British Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, which is holding its
annual convention at New Castle, entitled
"The Vifeings, the Direct Ancestors ot the
English People." The rest of the scientists
unanimously jumped on Da Chaillu and
declared that his premises were wrong and
his conclusions indefensible.
The author said that he was best compe
tent to form an opinion since be had devoted
eight years of research to the subject and
wound up by saying excitedly: "Patriot
ism is a splendid thing but let us have
truth. I belong to the other side of the
water, America, and they will not accuse
me of being one-sided there."
Edward Bates Borsey, of New York, also
read a paper before the association his sub
ject being "South African Gold Fields"
which he has recently visited and to which
he returns this month.
District Attorney Kldgcway and the Rev.
Dr. Cuylerat Outs.
London, September 14. District At
torney Bidgeway and Mrs. Bidgeway, of
Brooklyn, sailed for New York on Thurs
day after a three months' tour in Europe.
The Eev. Dr. Cuyler, of Brooklyn, who
made the vigorous publio crusade against
Bidgeway when he last ran for the District
Attorneyship, chanced to put up at the
same hotels with his political enemy in
London. Paris and Berlin, but there was no
outbreak, though the two did not speak as
they passed by.
Bidgeway "has been extensively enter
tained by New Yorkers and Brooklynites
in London, and his departure is generally
regretted as lessening the total of human
gaiety on this side of the water.
Bessie Bel-rood's Songs Do Not Suit Bir
mingham Audiences.
London, September 14. Bessie Bel
wood, music hall singer, who earned more
fame by thrashing a cabman in defense of
Lord Mandeville than she ever has on the
stage, has been in the newspapers again this
week. This time it was because one of her
sones, "The Barmaid," was too highly sea
soned for the taste of Birmingham, where
she has been singing this week, and she
was ordered to omit it from her repertoire
during her stay in that virtuous city.
Mandeville, by the way, accompanies
Miss Bessie on her travels and shares her
It Will be Published Simultaneously on
Both Sides the Atlantic.
London, September 14. Herbert Spencer
has returned to London with his auto
biography completed up totbe.present time.
It is not to be published until after his
death, bnt he is making preparations lor it
to be produced then on both sides ot the At
lantic simultaneously. The manuscript has
been put into type, and then proofs only are
taken, all of which are sent to him before
the type is distributed.
Two molds are taken for stereotyping, one
of which is to be sent to America, where
Spencer is more widely read than here, to be
used immediately upon his death.
Trusting; More to a Still Hunt Than to Pub
lic Speaking".
London, September 14. The bi-metal-lists
in England have been keeping very
quiet for some months past In fact since
the debate in the House of Commons they
have scarcely made any signs of life. That,
however, is not because they have less
heart in their cause, but rather because
their champion, Henry Chaplin, has been
made Minister of Agriculture after his re
election. The bi-metallists hope to do more by
quiet working than they have ever done by
public agitation.
Amelie Rives and a Frenchman to Write a
Book Together.
London, September 14. French news
papers announce that Amelie Bives and
Catulle Mendes, a Parisian writer of fiction,
are to collaborate a novel together. The
possibilities involved in the fusion of Bives
and the French should be a sufficient warn
ing to the public to stand from under.
John G. Cooler Wants the Interest Due Him
for a Pew.
Ne'W York, September 14. John G.
Cooley, of Norwich, is suing the Church of
Our Savior, in Brooklyn, commonly Known
as the Ciasson avenue Presbyterian Church.
Edwin M. Fox, his lawyer, thus explains
his client's case: "In 1871 the church put
its pews up for sale like so many building
lots. The purchaser could nse his pew or
not as he pleased. If he did not use it he
he was to receive from the church fund 7
per cent upon his investment. In February
1871. Mr. Cooley paid 81,200 for a pew. By
the deed of transfer it was provided that in
case the owner did not use the pew he might
give notice to the proper officers whereupon
the church should beat liberty to rent the
pew and appropriate the proceeds, in the
meantime paying the owner his 7 per cent
due the following ApriL
Mr. Cooley gave such a notice. For sev
eral years he received his interest, the pay
ments amounting to a total of $274, but at
length payments began to fall off, and he
now seeks to recover the interest due, which
amounts to $1,098 and compound interest
"Mr. Cooley was besought by the church
authorities to surrender his pew to the
church, but he said he could not afford to
do so. The pew has remained unlet for a
long time."
A Mother Recovers Her Lost Son After Very
Protracted Wanderings,
Grand Forks, N. Dak., September 14.
A pathetic and romantio story is that of
Mrs. Gruer, of Otter Tail county, Minne
sota, who arrived here to-day. She is 65
years old and has,during the past ten years,
been in search of her son, who was stolen
by Chippewa Indians when but 4 years old.
All possible clwes have been followed
without result, until now at last she has re
ceived a Communication from a friend at
the Turtle Mountain, stating that her son is
there, and she is en route to that reservation
for the long lost boy,
Holzhay.the Train Robber, Disgusted
Willi Prison Life.
Heavily Ironed in His Cell and Guarded
Day and Night.
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She is Devoted to Eer Outlaw Lorer, but is Missing'
for Sons Reason.
Beimund Holzbay, the train and stage
robber, in jail at Bessemer, Mich., is be
coming very sulky over his imprisonment!
He is closely guarded to prevent any at
tempt at escape. His pretty sweetheart,
who was devoted to him, cannot be found.
Bessemer Mich., September 14.
Beimund Holzhay, the Northern Wiscon
sin train robber, highwayman and all
round "bad man," is becoming tired of his
captivity in a plain, every day county jail,
and his feelings of disgust are evinced by
sulkiness. He is heavily ironed and an
armed deputy sits just outside of the
cell. There is no hope of escape,
and Holzhay will be tried at the next
term of the Circuit Court in November.
Holzhay, in a communicative frame of
mind, revealed to representatives of the
press some of the secrets of his life as an
outlaw. He made his home at Pulcifer,
Shawano county, and was there much of the
time when he was being searched for in the
forests by Uncle Sam's detectives. After
his first stage robbery he hurried back to
the village and was one of the posse that
helped chase the highwayman. The robber
was not caught that time.
When it became definitely known that he
was the guilty man he was compelled to
stay in hiding nearly all of the time. He
was con cealed in the village by friends, but
would not give their names. This grew
tiresome, and he took to the forest, retiring
to the wilderness where fe" but the experi
enced "cruiser," orpine-hooker, would dare
to venture. While hiding in the depths of
the primeval forests, he lived on game
brought down by his trusty revolver and the
scanty supplios taken with him in his flight
from the village.
At times he would visit the few rude huts
in the forest tenanted by stray trappers and
cruisers and secure fresh supplies and a
night's rest there. Four Government detec
tives were looking for Holzhay last March,
April and part of May. Atone time they
caught sight of a man who was supposed to
be he in the woods, but he eluded them.
Shortly after the hunt was given up the
Milwaukee and Northern tram was robbed.
Holzhay is a desperate character and
swears that if he ever escapes he will mur
der Marshal John Glode, of Bepublic, the
man who caught him. There is little doubt
that he would attempt it if he ever got out
side Gogebic county JaiL He has been
identified by traveling men, residents of
aZZir.ZttZiLrTyZk York- had written to Mr. Gesswein for
Shawano wunty and persons that he robbed4.lm.d h h d repVled lhat -r
as the author of all the crjeJayMi&f;TES
aoor, except two muraers, ana tne victims
ot those are not able to identify him.
He is accused of murdering a fellow
workman near Oconto; Wis., four years ago,
and also a cowboy with whom he became en
gaged in an altercation in Montana a year
ago. Recent movements in his behalf show
the outlaw has strong friends, c Oscar
Schwartz, the brother of Holzhay's mother,
is a resident ot Pulcifer, and Holzhay lived
with him before betook to the pathof rascal
ity that has landed him in jail here with
charges of robbery, murder and other crimes
hanging over him. Oscar Schwartz is well-to-do,
and Hozhay will have the benefit of
the best lawyers and counsel.
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The whereabouts of Lydia Huntley,
Holzhay's sweetheart, are unknown. It "is
Dossible that she is at her home in the'vil-
liage of Pulcifer, but if so her presence
there is being kept secret This girl is a
dashing brunette, 18 years old, of the
genuine frontier type. Born in the wilder
ness and reared there, she is an expert
horse-woman, and shoots the rifle and
revolver almost as well as her lover.
.Sue has accompanied him about the coun
try at various times, and ws with him
shortly before the Wisconsin Central train
robbery, and again a few days later. It is
presumed that she accompanied him to the
scene of the crime, and rejoined him after it
was committed.
She is as daring as the highwayman him
self, and even it she is not as hardened in
crime, she was cognizant of all his plans,
and was near the spot where some of the
robberies were committed. She is devoted
heart and hand to the fortunes of her outlaw
Had Holzhay been content to stay in the
woods it is doubtful if he would ever have
been captured. The ease with which he
eluded Sheriff1 Foley and the posse with
him, who were accompanied by several
bloodhounds, shows that he was able to
conceal his whereabouts from his pursuers
at all times.
His reckless daring and a spirit of
bravado with which such outlaws, if they
are men of genuine courage, are frequently
affected, prompted him to show himself in
the cities of Ishpeming, Negaunee and Be
public but a few days after his robbery of
the Gogebic stage and murder of Banker
Fleitchbein, when" the crime was on the
lips of everyone, and his description was
known to all and staring him in the face
from dead waifs and newspapers on every
The Sugar Plantations of Queensland Are
In Bad Condition.
New York, September 14. Queensland
is in danger of being knocked out as a
sugar producing country, and although it J
is 10,000 miles away, New York sugar
people are talking about its future.
Most of the information at hand con
cerning the matter ' is from a report
of a sugar industry commission appointed
in November last "To inquire into and re
port upon the general condition of the sugar
industry in Queensland, and the causes
which have led to its present languishing
condition, and the best means to be adopted
for reviving and maintaining its prosperity."
The commission's visit to the plantations
shows a startling state of aflairs. A large
proportion of the plantations had been aban
doned. The causes assigned for a depres
sion comprise mismanagement, extrava
gancce and inexperience of planters in the
early days of the industry, finan
cial embarrassment owing to work
ing on borrowed capital, Iss
through unfavorable seasons, disease, ex
haustion ,of the soil, fall in the price of
sugar and loss of confidence in the industry,
which, it is alleged, is owing to the. abolition
of black labor in the near future, a'nd which
prevents planters obtaining the necessary
advance to carry it on.
The bill which goes into effect on Decem
ber 31, 1890, prohibiting tbe importation of
Pacific Islanders to work on the plantations,
is considered tht biggest Wow ofall.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1889.
President Harrison .Receives the Report of
tbe Special Commission He Is Firm
In the Conviction tbe Stages
Must .Build Levees.
tspEciAi. mmmn to toe dispatch.
"Washington, September 14. The reso
lutions and memorial adopted by the Con
vention on the Improvement of the Western
Waterways, held recently in Cincinnati,
were to-day presented to the Presi
dent by a delegation consisting
of Congressman C. H. Grosvenor, of
Ohio, ex-Representative W. D. Logan, of
Louisiana, and Captain J. W. Bryant, of
New Orleans. Having failed to secure a
hearing at the White House on account ot
the press of business, the delegation boarded
the train bearing the President
to Deer Park, and accompanying
him a nart of the way. secured
their interview in that manner. Mr. Logan
made the presentation in a few words, after
which a general conversation took place.
The President said he was. in full accord
and sympathy with the people on the ques
tion of improved navigation. There was
one point upon which he had a decided
opinion, and that was that there must be no
expenditures of any part of any appropria
tion for levee building. The levees mustbe
built by the people themselves without
Government aid.
When the President was told by Captain
Bryant that he had read a letier from Judge
Taylor before the convention, in which it
was stated that of the 8,000,000 expended
in levee building since the commission's
appointment, $5,000,000 were contributed by
the people themselves, tbe President said:
"I shall read the commission's report with
interest. I am heartily in favor of aiding
and nrotecting the commerce upon the river
itself, but it must be done by confining the
water to the inner channel for the purpose
of giving the requisite depth, and I favor
also a preventative against caving banks.'
After riding a short distance with the
President, Messrs. Cheadle, Logan and
Bryant returned to Washington, General
Grosyenar being en route home. Captain
Bryant goes to New York to-morrow to
Monfer with the President of the National
Board of Steam Navigation in reference to
the meeting to be held October 1, at Pitts
Tho Murderer of Jeweler Gesswein Appears
to be Stupefied IllsStorv.
.New Yobk, September 14. The funeral
of Frederick W. Gesswein, the manufac
turer, of 30 John street, who was shot in his
private office by the inventor, Christian J.
Deyhle, on Friday, is to take place
Sunday at 2 p. M., from the Bedford Ave
nue Lutheran Church, Brooklyn. Deyhle
was seen in the Tombs by a reporter this
afternoon. His knowledge of English is
very imperfect, .and a constant, hacking
cough racked his frame. "I haven't long
to live," he said between fits of coughing.
"It's consumption." When asked whether
he had anything more to say concerning the
shooting of Mr. Gesswein, he said:
(,fI worked at my invention on engraver's
reflectors for years, and had it patented in
1S80." He then retold the story of Gess
wein's infringement and legal victory.
"For four years I supplied Mr.
Gesswein with reflectors, but little
by little he withdrew Bts
trade from me. Two weeks ago," continued
Deyhle, "I determined to come to, New
York. I had written to Mr. Gesswein for a
none?'TAdetermined to
see him. The revolver 1 bought on
the Bowery. Why did I buy ,it?
I don't know. Why did I shoot Gesswein?
I don't know that" either only when I
asked him for $400 to get me into the Old
Men's Home he wheeled around carelessly
in his chair and said he would be as big a
fool as I was if he gave me any money.
"I was desperate; I had been deeply
wronged. I felt the last chance had gone,
and somehow I imagined he made a quick
movement 'toward me, as if to put me out,
and my pistol came into my hand. I
seemed to be in a sort of dream.. Suddenlv
the pistol went off, and Mr. Gesswein fell
to the floor. I never really determined to
kill him."
Old Soldier Who Was Wounded
Gettysburg Receives His Gun.
Wilkesbarre, September 14. One of
the happiest men who returned from the
Gettysburg encampment is C. W. Bishing,
of Harvey's .Lake, this county. He
was a private in Captain Bice's
company, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Vol
unteers. Bishing was shot twice at
Gettysburg, his wounds being ugly
ones, a bullet shattering an arm and
another entering near 'his right thigh.
This occurred near the bloody angle, and
not far from the spot on which the regi
mental monument stands. As soon as he
received the wounds he set to work to bury
his musket. He fell near a big rook, and
managed to scoop out enough dirt at the
base to slip his musket into the hole.
Bishing accompanied the surviving mem
bers of his old regiment to Gettysburg on
the occasion of the dedication of their mon
ument. While there Bishing, accompanied
by several old comrades, started out to look
for the musket. The bloody angle "was
easily found, and he soon distinguished the
huge boulder at whose base he had fallen
hnd where he had hidden the gun. It took
but a few moments to dig the earth up,
when to his joy he struck the old musket.
Bishing brought the musket to Wilkes
barre this afternoon. He says he is poor,
but no money will buy the musket.
Speculation Is Having; a Good Seal of
Trouble in South Dakota.
St. Paul, September 14. The South
Dakota capital fight waxes warmer and in
some sections is becoming very bitter,
bribery being charged. The opposition to
the booming of Pierre by the Woousocket
Capitol Investment Company are all argu
ing against the location influenced by spec
ulators, but at the same time each is doing
ail possible to secure the coveted plum.
Bedfield has withdrawn from the race, and
one reportsays her capitalists have invested
at Pierre and will assist that town, while
another makes Huron the gainer by the
A Yankton paper asserts that Sioux Falls
agents have offered political backers $5,000
to influence that county in their favor, but
the Yankton sentiment is favorable to
Pierre. The latest action is the purchase
at Watertown of 320 acres of land by the
Farmers' Alliance of the new State, on
which to erect their own mammoth manu
facturing plants, and they are said to be in
the fight as backers of Watertown, whjch
makes that place claim the victory.
An Unprecedented Fact la Astronomy Has
Just Been Discovered.
TJtica, N. Y., September 14. Prof. C.
H. F. Peters, of Litchfield Observatory,
Hamilton College, discovered an asteroid
on August 25- The ew planet ranks as
No. 287 in the asteroid group.
The first computations appeared to show
an unprecedented fact in astronomy, in that
a portion of the new asteroid's orbit was
within f portion of the orbit of Mars. All
asteroids heretofore discovered have their
orbits, outside that of Mars.
The Belief Commission TVill Divide
. $1,600,000 at Johnstown.
To the Percentage Plan; but Will Use the
Committee's figures;
This Will be Held fa Eeserre for Distribution Where It
is Host Needed.
The Flood Belief Commission will make
the final distribution of $1,600,000 in the'
Conemaugh "Valley at once. The plan of
the local Belief Committee will be used in
stead of adhering strictly to the percentage
Habrisbubg, September 14J The com
mission appointed to supervise the distribu
tion of the fund for the relief of tbe flood
sufferers in the Conemaugh Valley, and
other portions of the State, practically com
pleted its work early this morning, when it
authorized Secretary Kremer to pay to the
claimants in Johnstown and vicinity shown
to be entitled to relief 51,600,000, at the dis
posal of the commission. There had
been distributed to the Conemaugh
Valley sufferers, prior to this action, 769,
382 70 in cash and necessary articles pur
chased with the money contributed from all
sections in this country and principal por
tions of Europe, making a total of $2,369,
382 70, set aside for the relief of these dis
tressed people. This amount does not rep
resent all the money allowed them, as the
local committee at Johnstown expended for
their comfort about 160,000, and other con
tributions were sent direct to the scene of
disaster, without passing through the hands
of the commission.
corporations not counted.
Without counting the loss of corpora
tions, which will receive none of the com
mission's relief fund, the losses in the
Conemaugh valley approximate $3,000,000.
Probably one-third ot this amount will be
made up by contributions of various kinds.
In addition to the sum appropriated by
the commission, Governor Beaver expended
nearly $300,000 borrowed by him, for the
enforcement of necessary sanitary regu
lations. With this money the
commission had nothing to do. At the
meeting of the commission, which termina
ted to-day, $30,000 were also authorized to
be given the most needy sufferers in the
Jersey Shore district, which makes $37,600
allowed that flood devastated country. Not
taking into account the last amount ap
priated there were distributed outside of the
Conemaugh Valley $169,278 02.
The total amount received by the commis
sion was $2,605,114 22. The -cash on hand
is $1,666,456 50, against which must be set
$43,600 on account of
outstanding contracts
and appropriations not turned over to the
places for which they are intended (includ
ing $30,000 for the Jersey shore district),
making the available cash, including about
$84,190 08 remaining of the $500,000 au
thorized over amonth since to bettistributed
among the Conemaugh Valley sufferers,
$1,618,666 49.' This would leave a balance
in the hands of the commission of over $18,
000, which, with onycontributions that may
come into its possession, will be distributed
where it will do the most good.
Although nearly three months and a half
have elapsed since Governor Beaver re
ceived the first donation toward the relief of
the flood sufferers, the flow of contributions
has not ended. To-day a draft was received
from the Lord Mayor of Dublin for 300, in
addition to 2,500 previously remitted to the
Governor, with a letter in which the Lord
Mayopsays: "The people of Ireland have
observed witn admiration tne great and
strenuous efforts made under your direction
to mitigate the effects ol the calamity, and
hope that its evil consequences upon tbe
prospering energy ot tbe Conemaugh Valley
may speedily pass away."
Secretary Kremer, of the Flood Belief
Committee, has an arduous task before him
in allotting and distributing, with the as
sistance of the Johnstown Board of Inquiry
and Committee on Finance, the $1,600,000
authorized to be given to the Conemaugh
Valley sufferers. The result of the investi
gation of the local Board of Inquiry will be
taken as a basis for the distribution, and
the most needy will receive proportionately
the'largest amounts.
The allowance of an arbitrary percentage
on the amount of loss sustained, Secretary
Kremer thinks, would not be just under the
circumstances, and would prove imprac
A Uegular Prize Fight Between Two As
plrnnts for Iler Hand.
Pittston, September 14. Thomas Moran
and Thomas Marion are two young men who
belong to the society of the little village of
Avoco, three miles from here. Moran is an
employe in the Pennsylvania Com
pany's mines, and Marion works on
his father's farm, at a station
called Starks. Belle McCook, a handsome
brunette, about 18 years of age, is in fact, as
in name, the belle of the village, and her
admirers are many. She has never
recognize'd but two, Moran and Marion.
For the past three or four months they have
been paying her court. When remonstrated
with, Belle naively replied: "Oh, well, I
think just about as much of one as I do of
the other. Let them settle it between
Thus things went on until the rivalry
grew too bitter to 'e borne. Moran finally
proposed that the issue be staked on a per
sonal encounter, in which the winner was to
receive the girl as the prize. Marion, who
is somewhat of an 'athlete, agreed to settle
the dispute by a personal encounter, and
the battle took place last night at 9 o'clock.
Both men staggered to the scratch for the
ninth round. Marion led out witn his right
but Moran dodged the blow and clinched,
throwing his opponent heavily and falling
withliis knee on Marion's stomach.
Mike Morrison, Marion's second, grabbed
Moran by the throat, shutting off his wind.
Mike Hoplins, Moran's second, ran over
and attempted to strike Morrison, when the
referee declared the fight a draw. The
match will be completed as soon as they
have regained their wind.
No Explanation Can be Given for One Trip
to Canada.
Fort Wayne, Ind., September 14. Mr.
Bobert Mackie, who so mysteriously disap
peared on the eve of his marriage' to an
estimable lady of Cooperstown, N. Y., has
been heard from. He'was met on the streets
of Montreal, Canada, on Thursday by Mr.
Kimball, agent of the Electric Light Com
pany. No explanation of hit condnct has
Been given.
Mr. Mackie was foreman of the-Jenney
shops in Fort Wayne, and not the elec
trician, as has been rumored. No funds
passed through his hands, so there could be
no shortage, and his services were entirely
acceptable to his employers.' -
Tbe Jenrfy Lily Freed From Her IsgHsh
Husband Her Marriage to Freddy
Gebbardt Will Take Flaee
at an Early Day.
NewYokk, September 14. Mrs. Lang
try has secured a divorce. Although strenu
ous efforts have been madejo keep the mat
ter a secret, cables which were
received -from London to-day left
no -reasonable doubt that the
irksome ties that bound the Lily to a hus
band she had long ceased to care ion lave
been severed. It had been the desire and
the intention of Mr. Gebhardtto accompany
Mrs. Langtry on her voyage, and he had
made all his preparations for the trip.
Mrs-Langtry was -equally pleased at the
prospect of having her wealthy suitor in
her train, but a judicious advisor of the
Lily is said to have stepped in and
counseled her upon the unadvisability
of the step. -Mr. Gebhardt changed his plans,
and the Lily sailed alone. Since her arrival
in London it is said that she has been very
quiet indeed. "During the Lily's
absence Freddie has made his
home at Mrs. Langtry's house in this city.
Mr. Ernest Andre Jurgens who is a warm
friend of Mrs. Langtry said:
''I have no doubt that she has secured a
divorce. She deserves it, as Langtry has
not treated her right. Were the facts
known there is nobody who would say that
Mrs. Langtry is not entitled to the separa
tion. I believe that her marriage to Mr.
Gebhardt will take place just as soon as it
can be arranged."
The Race Troubles la Mississippi Are by
No Means Ended Several Building
Burned by Masked Men A
Stock of Firearms.
Meridian, Miss., September It The
most recent reports of the race troubles in
Jasper county shows that they are assuming
larger proportions. On Sunday night last
a crowd of masked men congregated at a
small negro church about seven miles westof
Paulding, held a mock service and
fired the building. Near this church, was
a negro schoolhonse. and this also was
fired. The dwelling house of Alfred Los
siter and another negro's house were also
-visited, and after the discharge of firearms,
causing much alarm, these two dwellings
were also fired. The dwelling house of Mr.
Burnett Hair, a white man, was, also vis
ited. Mr. Hair and family were much
abused, but no bodily harm offered.
Several negroes have been arrested in
Newton county-for inciting an insurrection.
and are now in jail at Decatur. Two of
them confessed that there was an organiza
tion of the blacks, and that ther were to
unite on Sunday, September 15, and com--
mence tne war. n urtner arrests of some of
the leading negroes discloses the fact that
there is an organization, but for political
purposes only.
The white people of the county are or
ganizing and arming themselves with the
most approved weapons, over 500 guns hav
ing been sold at Newton. It is not now ex
pected that an outbreak will be made at
any time, and matters are quieting-down.
Damage to tbe Amount of $75,000 In
flicted by the Flames.
Chicago. September 14. Between 8,000
and 10,000 people rushed, pell melL out-of
the Exposition building to-night, falling
over eachTother down stairs -and jumping
through windows in their hurry to
escape. Fire had started in one
of the big booths near the cen
ter of the huge structure, and the glare Of
tne flames and the crash of planks ca used a
panic. Men, women and children joined
in the mad scramble for the exits,
regular and improvised, which
fortunately were, numerous enough
to nrevent any fatal crushing.
Within five minutes the excited thousands
of people were safe outside of the structure,
the flames were extinguished and one-fourth
of the interior of the Exposition was in
ruins. Damage to the building itself was
slight, and the art gallery wholly escaped.
Probably $75,000 will cover the Ioss.which
is distributed about equally among a num
ber of the largest exhibitors. No person
was reported seriously inj ured, though many
doubtless suffered minor hurts and
others had decidedly disagreeable ex
periences. One young lady and her escort
were compelled to descend by ladders from
the roof, the elevators and stairways having
caught fire, and there being no other means
of escape. Tbe lady, aided by a fireman,led
the way, while hundreds of persons on the
street below alternately held their breath
and cheered" as each critical point was
Prevents the Parade la New York
Oncers Elected.
New York, September 14. The weather
of the past week seriously interfered with
the proceedings of the bicyclists, and to
day's parade was finally abandoned. The
programme provided for a run through Cen
tral Park, Fifth and Madison avenues and
Brooklyn to Coney Island, where they
were to hfve had dinner, and
attended a concert by Gilmore.
Perhaps 200 of the wheelmen were on
hand at noon at the starting point, bnt the
committee in charge declared the parade
off. and sent word to tbe starting point an
hour or two later. Meantime the board of
officers was holding a meeting in the parlors
of the Grand Union. Chief Consul Bull got
by vote a salary of $600 for office expenses,
and the secretary-treasurer $150. .
The following were 'elected delegates to
the National Assembly: W. S. Jenkins,
Buffalo; George B. Bidwell, New York;
C. W. Wood. Syracuse; George E. Black
bam. Dunkirk; Michael Furst, Brooklyn;
E. J. Shriever, New York; Henry Galliar,
Albany; F. P. Pnal, New York, and C. C.
Alden, Brooklyn.
All of the Tennessee Convicts Are Leased to
a Corporation,
Nashville, September i4. The con
victs of the Tennessee penitentiary were
leased at auction at the capitol to-day for a
term of six years. The lease was secured by
the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Eailroad Com
pany, which was the only bidder.
The consideration was $100,000 per an
num, the minimum allowed by the act au
thorizing the lease. Nearly-all of the con
victs will be employed in the company's
mines where a large number are now at
If AH the People In the Comity Have to be
Louisville, September 14. Two com
panies of State troops, one from Harrods
burg, numbering 24, and the other from
Lexington, numbering 34, left this morning
under command of Adjutant General Hill
to go to Hsrlan County Court to preserve
order during tbe session of court beginning
next week. They will have a 30-mile march
through the mountains.
Ai&st EnirWliarlirtttriMlw
His Brotber-io Pkcee
They Drank Beer, Freely asd 6)mrole4
0.ver s Gaae of Care";
Sot tie Police Are Cbaattg Bis d Ws Baesfe is
St. PwaiW. ... , ,
A most blood-curdliag murder was earn
mitted in the East Bed last aigst.' Gio
vanni FraBcesehiellostebbedHBretfcer ia
the body four times, either of wfeiek was a
fatal thrust. They quarreled' over a 4e
of cards. The murderer is at large.
About five months ago Miiel FraseeW
chiello came to Ameriea rem, Italy to join
his brother, Giovaaai; -wko had bees m
Pittsburg over two years. Last nsgirt
Giovanni cat his brother's heart ia twaiay
over a game of cards. if
The two brothers; with ofter ItaBa,
sleep in the house of Fietro 6arsa at.Ne -
623 Archillo street, .near the corner.-a
Shetland aveane, East End. They" ImAr
been, working for some cofltraotor aa4 re
ceived their pay yesterday. Last eveeiag'
a party of them gathered at CanaM's
house and spent the evening SrinkiBg
beer, playing cards and .singing seags.
Six of the men were engaged aboet 9 o'clek.
in playing cards for beer, aad as G-Hea as a,
game concluded one was sent for tSe bever
age. After awhile, as they grew iatexi
cated, one of the men. suggested" that they
play for money. The stake; was made $1 a
game, rather high for laborers. Gievaaw,
the men who were present say, was rather
fan Tifldiv InfnTiMta irk nlaw, .waI
-, vv.. .- rji -"f r :
ana ne lost several dollars, wsttse
his brother won. Giovanni grew yery aagrr,
and jumping from his stool, pulled, from, aa
inside pocket a broad-bladed dirk knife of
exceeding keenness. Before, anyeae oobM
interfere he stabbed his brother, Mieae-le,.
in the heart, cutting the heart almost ia'
twain. As Michele sprang to , his feet a
second vicious cut went deep and long:
thrdugh his abdomen, and as ike victim fell
to the floor, Giovanni stabbed him twioe is
the back. -
The Italian Cain waved his knife at the
four other Italians who were in the room,
and retreated down the stairway. Carsaro
ran for a revolver and followed Fraaees
chiello into the yard. The murderer ran at
the landlord with his knife uplifted, and.
the valiant Carsaro retreated to the hoase.
Giovanni then darted away into the dark
ness. He was without hat, coat or shoes,,
but his bloody knife prevented any of the
frightened Italians from following him.
Word was soon conveyed to the Nine
teenth ward police station, which is oa
Frankstown avenue, only about three
blocks from the scene of the murder. In
spector Whitehouse and Detective Jfc
Laughlin at once went to Gaisaro's
honse. Thedead man lay tiponther
floor where he had fallen.
A physician was called, bat he was sot
needed. The corpse was a terrible sight.
It was covered witb-blood,.whj'oii had raa
about in a great pool on the naEedfioor. -The
body was left there during the night,
and a police cusrd was put on the hoase.
The revolver which Carsaro had been'afraid,
to use was taken from him. It is a splendid
double-action weapon, of 32-calibre, and
every chamber is loaded.
The police throughout the Second district
were warned, and all the available men
were set to searching the neighborhood for
the murderer. Word of the affair was tele
phoned to the down town police stations,
and by 11 o'clock Assistant Superintendent
O'Mara, Inspector McAleese and nearly all
the Central station detectives had departed
for the Fast End.
A large number of Italians, who live near
the place where the tragedy occurred, joined
in the hunt. By midnight there must have
been over 100 men, police officers and others,
searching the gardens, groves and ravines
within half a mile every way from Archillo
street The country there is rough and, in
places, is heavily timbered- It is on the
very edge of the populated district, and tho
search for the murderer was a difficult .one.
Tbe detectives tramped through streams, felL
into holes and climbed over fences. Some
of them were nearly covered with mud, and
at times were forced to desist from exhaus
tion. Assistant O'Mara remained at the Nine
tenth ward station house and directed the
search. About 1 o'clock many of the officers!
were called into the station by a report that
the fugitive had been caught. Some .of the
officers brought in two hatless and coatlesa
Italians, who were found to be two of ther
men who were engaged in the
carousal at Carsaro's house when the mur
der occurred. They gave their names as
Lano Navenelli and Dominco Scelluco.
They stoutly asserted that they
had not been parties to the quarrel between
the brothers, and that Michele had done
nothing to provoke tbe attack. Both men
were locked up, to be held as witnesses, at
least. They appeared to be still smsewhat
under the influence of liquor, bnt were
badly frighteced.
The search was then resumed with vigor,
and the police are sangnine that they wilt
secure the villain by daylight.
He Is Seeing That Every Eepnbllcan Toler
is Registered.
Bichjiond, September 14. Mahone is
flooding the State with circulars telling his
colored cohorts what they are to do. Ha
offers each negro who shall hunt up voters
and have them registered, 75 cents a day
and 5 cents for each voter registered, and is
willing to pay three negroes at a single
voting place. The following is a copy ot a
circular letter sent out by Mahone to all
parts of the State:
PxncBSBUBQ, Va, August 23, IIS).
Sib: Please send me the names of the pas.
tors of the different churches of your county,
their postoffice address, and state whethei
white or colored, in each case.
Yours truly,
WrtLiAJi Mahone.
His object is to make the negro preacher!
responsible for every voter in their congro
The Captain and Five of the Crew of tin
Schooner Caterina It. Lost.
Boston, September 14. A thrilling tal
of death and rescue daring the recent hurri
cane was brought to this ,port to-day by thi
Norwegian steamer Dana. On Wednesday;
in the height of the gale, the Italian bars
Caterina B., of Genoa, was seen dismasted
and at the mercy of the waves. Seven of th
crew were clinging to the foremast head.
They were rescued with great difficulty.
The men had remained 48 hours in th
rigging without food or water. Captain Mori
tola and five of the crew were swept over