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ADVESTISE yonr business In TUB DIS
rATCU. Prompt returns assured.
WANTS arc nlwnys promptly respondod
10 v ben advertised In THE DISPATCH.
Ural Estate enn be sold through ndver
tUcuient In THE DISPATCH.
The Whirlpool Rapids Swum
Once More by a Deter
mined Young Man,
HE TAKES A DOG ALONG,
And Considers Ihe Canine Iho Best
A LOAD OF LIQUOR HELPS niM TEEOUGII.
Walter Campbell Swears Before n Itlncis
tratoThat Uc Will Mtlnt tho Rapids nt
Niagara He Keeps His Ontli II e Wears
His Cork Suit and Calls It nn Awlul Ex
perience He'll Never do it A tain Steve
Brodio Ecnps 100 Feet Into a Lake Near
The usual Sunday feat of swimming tbe
Niagara rapids was accomplished yesterday
afternoon by a young man named Campbell.
He filled up on whisky first, and took a dog
alone with him for company. He was
rescued by friends, safe and sound, and is
. now a lull-fledged museum candidate.
rSriCIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH
Niagara Falls, September 15. The
feat of swimming the Niagara whirlpool
Itapids, which so many people have lately
said had never been done, was successfully
accomplished this afternoon by Walter
Campbell.a dare devil swimmer whose home
is at Youngstown, near the mouth of the
Campbell is a tall, well-built, muscular
fellow, just under 21 years old, and
might be called a fine specimen of the ani
mal man, for his mental forces are very de
ficient. He has no occupation, but has spent
most of his time swimming in the Niagara,
near the mouth, and has frequently made the
eight miles of a return swim without resting-
NOBODY BELIEVED HIM.
Campbell announced his intention of
swimming the rapids several weeks ago, but
nobody paid much attention to him. This
annoyed him, and he paraded the town with
his cork life preserver and went before
Charles H. Piper, the newly elected Police
Justice, to swear to his trip.
"I'm going through the Niagara Eapids
Sunday, between 2 and 4 o'clfcck," said
Campbell, "and I want to take oath to it"
An affidavit was drawn up and Campbell
swore to what he was going to do. His
father got after him, and finding other
means useless, swore out a warrant of arrest
for attempted suicide.
TJLLED UP ON- WHISKY.
Young CamDoell spent his time filling up
on liquor until he heard that his father
wanted him arrested. Then his crouies
secreted him until about 9 o'clock this
morning. Two saloon keepers, Thomas
Mahoney and "William Leary, managed
him. They got him down the road to the
old Maid of the Mist landing, where Camp
bell spent the day emptying whisky flasks
with his friends. In the course of the day
they had a fight, in which one of Campbell's
eyes was discolored. More whisky soothed
him, and he went to sleep, awakening about
2 o'clock comparatively sober. The Dis
patch correspondent found him hiding be
hind the bushes.
Campbell said he considered the trip safe
enough, but thought it fully as bad as going
over the falls in a barrel. Campbell talked
freely while preparing to begin
HIS BABING VOYAGE.
He was dressed in an undershirt stuffed
with cotton, over which was his much
vaunted cork suit, neither more nor less than
a common double cork life-preserver. It
was like ex-Policeman Kendall, of Boston,
wore when he swam the rapids. Below this
were blue woolen trunks, bulging with cot
ton, while his less and feet were bare.
"I shall go throush all right," said he.
"I'll jump when I get under the bridge,
and swim the rest of the way. Jumbo,
"William Lcary's dog, is going with me.
He will wear a cork suit too. I'm going to
row out alone with the dog. "When it's time
for me to start drop a newspaper from the
middle of the bridge then I'll go. Good
bye. This ins't for the last time, I was
born to be hung, not drowned."
THE SIGNAL GIVEN.
Most of the party went up the bank and
arranged for carriages to follow the swim
mer down to the whirlpool. At 3:20 the
newspaper signal was given, and Campbell
rowed rapidly out in the river until he had
crossed into the Canadian feeder to the
rapids. He kept rowing until the gorge
narrowed and the water began to roughen.
Then be stood erect in the boat, prepared to
piuuge when he struck the first breaker, but
he did not jump.
The thousands of people oa the bridges
and along the bank aw the fellow's face
blanch with terror as he fell on his knees
and clung to the sides of the frail.boat with
desperation and despair. The poor dog
shivered in the bottom of the skiff.
A CRY OF IIOHEOH
went up from some of the spectators as the
swimmer went dashing into the mass of
wamaounauT. in a jew moments man
and dog were dashed out of the skiff and
were tossed along.
Little was seen of the dog, and Campbell
was hidden occasionally by the white caps,
which covered him with clouds of spray.
"When he was in view he pawed the waves
in an effort to swim, but the water tossed
him about so that in the four or five minutes
hc.spcnt shooting the rapidsitdid him little
The skiff shot out into the whirlpool, rods
ahead of Campbell, and the dog also led
him quite a little. Both man and beast
circled around a little, the former trying to
swim, but not seeming to know where.
Several of his friends were on the rocks,
and when he was swept near the shore
SUCCEEDED IN 13AVING HIM.
Campbell, who claimed to have been con
scious up to this time, fainted, but was
quickly revived with whisky, for which
Niagara navigators have such an appetite.
Campbell was rubbed down and put in a
hack. He was taken to Lean's saloon, at J
Suspension Bridge. He told his story to
The DisrATCH correspondent: "I hung
onto the bbat because I couldn't help it.
You can't realizetow it shakes the dust out
of a man to face that water. I didn't dare
jump from the boat, as I said I would, nor
you wouldn't either if you'd been in my
place. I've got grit as far as water goes,
but it was not equal to that. Old Jumbo
stuck by me well, an' he was great com
pany. No, I
didn't lose myself
a minute. I tried to swim across the whirl
pool, but a stick got across my neck and I
thought I was gone. Finally I dove outen
under it, an just swim without knowin'
where I was goin. The next I knew father
an' another man was pulling me out "Will
I go into a freak show? "Well, mebby, but
I'm goin' home fust"
Campbell then filled up on whisky. He
made no money out of the trip, and it is not
known whether he will do the dime-museum
act or not
SO DOUBT ABOUT THIS.
Stove Brodle Makes a Leap With Fivo
Thousand People Watching;.
Cleveland, O., September 15. Steve
Brodie jumped from the back of a tight rope
walk into the artificial lake at Beyerle's
Park to-day, a distance of 100 feet Five
thousand spectators were present
SIX FIREMEN KILLED
Br Fnlling Walls at a Midnight Conflagra
tion at fioniiville Fonr Bodies Al
ready Recovered The Dam
age Nearly a Million
Louisville, September 15. Bamberger,
Bloom & Co.,one of the three largest whole
sale drygoods and notion houses in Louis
ville, is completely destroyed by fire. Four
firemen were certainly caught by falling
walls and killed, and two more are reported
under the debris. They were working close
up in the rear when the rear walls fell and
they were crushed underneath. Four have
been taken out dreadfully mangled. The
building fronts on Main street, between
Sixth and Seventh. The alarm struck at
11:10 o'clock, and in ten minutes flames
were bursting from the windows on the
third floor. Five minutes later part of the
roof went in.
The fire department was out in full force
promptly, and ten minutes after the first
alarm half a dozen streams were playing on
the burning building, but it was soon clear
that nothing could save it, and the hose
were turned upon the Louisville Hotel, two
doors away. That building was smoking,
and it was a sharp halt hour's fight to make
its .safety reasonably sure. The guests of
the Louisville, as well as of Seelbach's
Hotel at the corner ot the diock, poured
out A number, mostly frightened servants,
were taken from the second and third
stories in the rear by means of ladders.
Theyjoined at once the crowd of sight
seers which gathered in half an hour to the
number of 10.000. The fire originated in
Bamberger, Bloom & Co.'s cellar, and
"Watchman McGrath, who turned in the
alarm, saw the whole cellar was aglow
when he discovered it
An explosion occurred soon after, and a
fireman just arrived was knocked over by
it, but not hurt A conservative estimate
of the loss on stock is $750,000. The insur
ance is heavy, and will about cover the loss.
The building was double six-storv, owned
by the firm, and valued at 575,000. The
fire is slowly eating both ways, and may
reach Seventh street on the ,west, destroying
the following smaller'plices: "W. C. Caye &
Co., wholesale shoes; Louis Grauman &
Co., wholesale shoes, and probably Finn's
saloon. On the east, L. Bretzfelder & Co.,
wholesale hats, is burned out, and also
Two of the firemen killed are Stack
leighter and Monohan. Captain Ed. Early
is supposed to be one of the men in the
A CONSPIRACY E0ILED.
The Whole Fnmlly Not a Match for a De
Chicago, September 15. Mrs. Eleanor
E. "Walker, a handsome young widow, who
had her father, mother and brother arrested
last night for the larceny of a certified
check for 59,440, -nas made happy by secur
ing a new check from her mother for the
same amount and will drop the prosecution.
Mrs. "Walker recently came in possession of
510,000 insurance on the life of her husband,
A. H. Walker, a book publisher. She
moved to Chicago, and her father and
mother, Terrence and Eleanor Kinsella,
and her brother, James Kinsella, who
had been living at 18G Superior street, went
to live with her. Mrs. Walker was induced
to put the balance of the money, which was
on deposit in the Chicago National bank, in
her mother's name, to avoid any legal diffi
culties, which her father and brother per
suaded her might arise, and her mnthor
gave her a certified check for the amount.
This check was stolen from her desk Sat
urday morning, and in the afternoon her
relatives moved from her house without
giving her any previous notice of their in
tentions. She was convinced that they had
taken the check and had all along been
scheming to get control of" her money, and
so caused their arrest. With her lawyer
and a representative of the bank, she called
yesterday at the East Chicago avenue sta
tion, where the rest of the family was im
prisoned, and Mrs. Kinsella made out a new
check, which was certified, aud will proba
cy eau me tnaiisr.
RACE WAR IN ILLINOIS.
Negroes Attempt to Rescue n Companion
From a County Jail.
ff rUCIAt. TELXGKAX TO THE DISrATCIM
Laweencetille, III., September 15.
This town was the scene of a desperate fight
between whites and blacks, last night
County Judge Barnes arrested a negro on
the street for running amuck with a knife.
The negroes attempted to release the pris
oner, and the whites went to Barnes' assist
ance. There was a hard fight, but the
whites won, and landed four negroes in jail.
The negroes rallied again, broke in the jail,
and rescued the prisoners.
The whites organized, and in the fight
that followed Judge Barnes was shot, but
not fatallv, and two negroes were shot.
About a dozen were wounded on both sides.
The ringleader was captured and put in jail!
A posse armed with Winchesters now sur
rounds the jail, and the negroes have fled
panic stricken, from the town. Great ex
GETTING EEADI FOE THE FIGHT.
There Will bo n Bis; Vote in Montana, With
Both Sides Confident.
Helena, Mont., September 15. The
registration books for the October election
closed at 10 o'clock to-night In Helena
there are 4,579 voters registered, an increase
of over 764 over the total vote of the city
last falL Dispatches from other parts of
the State show a similar gain, although
Bozeman is said to have lost ground.
The election will be held under the Aus
tralian system, which introduces a further
elemeut of uncertainty into the result, and
no good basis lor calculation of political
possioilities is to be had. Both sides are
confident ot success, each seeming to believe
that tho increased vote will be in its in-terest,
A SHBEWD SCHEME.
Fictitious Bankers Referred to as Indorsers
of a slick Talker He Secures Goods
on Credit by Menns of Stereo
typed Letters of Uc
commendation rerECIAL TELEGRAM TO TJ1E DIEFATCZI.l
New York, September 15. A well
dressed man who was an excellent talker,
called upon a firm in Richmond recently
and said he wanted to buy a bill of goods
on credit. "Write to Horace "Walters &
Sons, bankers, 72 Arch street, .Brooklyn,"
he said, "and you'll find out all about me."
The Richmond firm wrote as directed, and
in return received this reply on a finely
lithographed letter head:
Founded 1SG0. Capital 81.000,000.
Horace Walters 4 Boss, Bankers. J
72 Arch street, Brooklyn, N. Y. i
Special attention to collections at special
rates, and remittances-maijo promptly.
Refer to National Bank of Commerce, Bos
ton, Mass.; Bauk of North America, Philadel
phia; First National Bank, Portland, Me.; Na
tional Union Bank, Fall lliver. Mass,
Deak Sir: Tiie gentleman whoso name we
inclose on slip has requested us to write to you
concerning his reliability. We take pleasure
in iudorsing him is a responsible man, and
guarantee any transaction you may have with
Horace Walters 4 Sons.
As a matter of further precaution, a
well-known Brooklyn bank was corre
sponded with, and the Richmond firm
learned there was no such banking firm in
Brooklyn, and that there was no such
street in that city. The swindler, in the
meantime, made suspicious probably by the
delay, disappeared. There is no doubt that
he is one ot a gang operating with success,
for many victims have communicated with
the Brooklyn police authorities.
It is necessary for the complete success of
the swindle to have a confederate in Brook
lyn, who mails the letters of indorsement
The postoffice authorities report that several
letters have been received addressed to
"Horace Walters & SonB, Baukers," which
have been sent either to the dead letter '
office or returned to the writer marked
"I am convinced," said Police Superin
tendent Campbell to a Dispatch reporter
to-night, "that there are many merchants
out West who have let their goods go on
credit on receipt of this letter of indorse
ment which, as you sec, is printed to appear
as if type-written."
A PRESENTATION OP PICTUEES.
Portraits of Grant, Sherman and Sheridan
for the Military Academy.
Washington, September 15. The por
traits of Generals Grant, Sheridan and Sher
man, which were painted by direction of
Mr. George W. Childs, for the United
States Military Academy, will be formally
transferred to that institution October 3.
General Horace Porter will represent Mr.
Childs upon the occasion, and will deliver
an appropriate address in presenting the
portraits. Colonel John M. Wilson, Su
perintendent of the academy, will receive
them. The corps of cadets will be paraded
and take part in the ceremonies, which will
be held in Grant Hall during the afternoon.
It is expected that the Secretary of War,
General Schofield, General Howard, Gen
eral Kelton and others prominent in mili
tary and civil circles will be present at the
These portraits were to have been pre
sented last June, but the presentation was
postponed upon the request of the Board ot
Visitors to the Academy. General Lew
Wallace, who was President, was asked to
make the presentation address, but that
gentleman, on account of pressing engage
ments, was compelled to decline. There
upon Mr. Childs solicited General Horace
Porter, whose association with General
Grant, and whose personal knowledge of
Sherman and Sheridan make the selection
very proper and fitting.
OLD SOLDIERS MISTREATED.
The Result of an Investiitatioa by tho Q. A.
R. In California.
Los Angeles, Cal., September 15.
The committee appointed by the Grand
Army posts of Los Angeles to investigate
the charges against the management of the
Pacific coast branch of tbe National Sol
diers' Home, situated at Santa Monica,
made a report last night The report de
clared that the meat furnished to the vet
erans was not such as was required by the
specifications; that tbe proper food in deli
cacies were not furnished Jor invalids; that
the Quartermaster Sergeant and Commis
sary Sergeant were totally incompetent;
that civilians were employed, when in
mates could do as well; that civilians are
furnished better food and quarters than in
mates; that the present condition is due to
Governor Treichel's failure to inspect the
Home, and the general conduct of the Com
mander. The report was signed by George E. Gard,
Department Commander of California, G.
A. It., and 19 other members of the com
mittee. The report was adopted by the
posts, which voted to submit all the affi
davits in the possession oi the committee to
the National Board of Directors, and to
prefer charges against the officers named,
and to ask for their prompt removal.
That Is What tho Chicaco Socialists Call
the Gessweiu Blurdcr.
Chicago, September 15. The Chicago
Socialists declare by a vote upon a resolu
tion written by President Morgan and in
troduced at their regular Sunday meeting
to-day that the shooting of Jeweler Gess-
wem, of New York, by Inventor Dehyle,
was "not murder, but poetic' retribution.''
The resolution aroused the most enthusi
astic discussion in several months. One of
the speakers named Cook shouted: "I say
that the poor have the right to defend them
selvee as the Nihilists defend themselv es,
and I'll be one to throw a bomb under the
carriage of these despots. Lite is a precious
thing, but the poor have submitted too
long. I'm glad Dehyle did as he did. It
is the poor man's only chance."
The resolution was carried by a large ma
jority. With the resolution was another
one declaring it the duty of the Government
to own all patents "for the purpose of pro
tecting the inventive genius of the poor
from tne innuman vultures ot the Gesswein
COLLAPSE OF AN ACTOE.
A Cblr.cso Thespian Falls Sick When Ho
Loses a Pet Cat.
tSrZCUI. TSLEGEiM TO THE DISPATCH.l
New" Yobk, September 15. There was
silence and darkness at'the usually noisy
spot where the Chinese Theater is located
Saturday night. About 50 or more China
men from all parts of New York arrived
there at about 8 o'clock for the pur
pose of getting 50 cents' worth of
"Wo Chi Tien in Fan Tan," but there was
no one thereto receive the money. Dangling
gayly upon the big iron bars, just in lront
of the house, was a great big Chinese placard
of flaming red peper with the following in
scription: "Closed on account of sickness
of one member of the troupe. Due notice
will be given when to reopen."
Mr. Taka Wing, the leading female im
personator of the troop, was very sick.
The cause of his sickness is a novel one.
He is completely broken down by the sud
den loss of his pet Chinese cat, for whose re
covery he. offered f40 reward only a dav
or two ago.
THE ITALIAN CAUGHT.
Capt. Mercer Bans Him Down at Lime
Hollow After a Lively Chase.
A HISTORY OF HIS WAKDEBINGS.
New Story of tho Canse of theBIoody Fratri
cide Is Advanced.
THE DEAD MAN'S BAD CHARACTER.
Considerable Sympathy Expressed for the Captnred
The East End Italian who murdered his
brother on Saturday night was caught last
evening eighj miles from the scene of the
crime. He was- run down, by (faptain
Mercer near Lime Hollow. A new cause of
the bloody deed has been obtained.
The value of the cavalry contingent of
the Police Bureau was demonstrated last
evening by the capture of Giovanni France
schiello, who so brutally murdered his
brother Michele the night before. As Cap
tain Mercer, ot the Nineteenth ward police
station, was riding out Lincoln avenue he
saw a man, without hat or coat, trudging
along the road at Lime Hollow, near Verona
When the pedestrian saw the Captain ap
proaching he at once started to run, and,
clfinbing a fence, plunged into a corn
field. Captain Mercer put spurs to
his horse, and, arriving at the place
where the fugitive climbed, he dis
mounted and vaulted over, the well
trained horse following close behind.
The Captain called several times upon the
fugitive to stop, but no attention was paid,
and Franceschiello plunged wildly ahead.
A shot from the Captain's revolver seemed
to accelerate his motions rather than retard,
them, but a second and a third, the last
whistling close by his ear, caused the mur
derer to drop on his knees and beg for
how the villain looked.
Without coat or hat, wayworn and dusty,
and with bloodshot eyes gleaming,
maliciously, the murderer was caught just
about eight miles from the scene of his
crime. Captain Mercer searched him for
arms, but he had not a vestige of anything
in his pockets, and he was at once hand
cuffed and taken to station K, of the Phila
delphia Gas Company's line, where the
Nineteenth ward patrol wagon was tele
phoned for, and the mnrderersoon placed in
Lying prone face downward on the bench
in h'is cell, his head buried in his arms and
the clothes he wore still stained with his
brother's life blood, Franceschiello was seen
shortly after by a Dispatch reporter.
When asked what he did with the knife
with which he killed his brother he raised
his head, looked vacantly at the sneaker-
nnd Raid: "fft int rn lrnifV rn TfAtlii- " V
and again buried his face in his hands. He
is a small man, not over 5 feet 2 inches in
height, with black coarse hair and a smooth
fare. He has a most brutal expression of
countenance, and his restless eyes could not
do neia nxea wnue lie was
rogated. It was evident he
away the knite, but to all inquiries as to
where it was be teplied with the Italian na-
tional negative sign, moving the forefinger
ot nis rignt nana Horizontally in front of
HE" FEIGNED IGNOEANCE.
Although he has been three vears in the
country be seems to have lost all knowledge
of English since his crime, as he professes
to understand nothing that is said to him.
Tbe three Italians, Gaetano Marinelli,.
Dominico Angelo Stellato and Cespara, the
owner of the house where the murder was
committed, also refuse to understand En
glish, although one of them spoke it very
fluently the night before.
A new version of the cause of the kill
ing which was current last night
gained in the Italian colony near
East Liberty. It is that Giovanni who
had been for "some time in this country had
sent' 540 to pay his brother's passage
some six or seven months ago, and
on being discharged last Wednesday by
John Dell Gindini. the boss of the job on
which they were working, John asked his
brother for some of the money advanced and
was refused. He then said: "I will kill
you if you do not," and repeated this threat
while the game was in progress, during
which the murder took dace.
,The dead man had 511 83 on his person
when the body was found. The police say
it is just as well the murderer was not
caught on Saturday night or earlv Sunday
morning, as the Italianswould undoubtedly
have lynched him in spite of all the police
protection. As it was, they were around
with ,stillettos and revolvers, and would
have made short work of Franceschiello if
they found hin and saved the county con
STEERING TOWAED FBIEND3.
The murderer was traced from the house
to a point near Britliant station water
works early on Sunday morning, when he
hid in the Negley B.un valley, and was
seen in that vicinity at 7 A. M. yesterday.
He started for an Italian camp of the Phila
delphia line near the point where he was
taken, where he has a brother-in-law living,
from whom he expected to get food, clothes
and shelter. On his arrival at the police
station the detained witnesses recognized
him and expressed themselves much pleased
with his capture.
Antonio Grant, of 15 Webster avenue,
and Pietro De Mcrk. who boards with him.
sav they have heard the murdered man was
a desperate character who had killed two
men in Italy, and committed one murder
sincere came to America. They say there
is a third brother who works for Booth &
Flinn, and the sympathv of the Webster
street Italians appears to be with the mur
derer. The body of the victim, John Frances
chiello, was removed to the morgue yester
day morning and tbe desperate and cruel
vindictiveness ot the murderer was shown
by eight different stabs in the body. The
main one, exactly over the region of the
heart, is a cruel looking wound ationt four
inches wide, penetrated the aorta, and must
have been delivered with terrible force.
MORMON EMIGRANTS WRECKED.
A Train Lend of Them Precipitated Into a
Lvnchbdbo, Va., September 15. A
Mormon emigrant train on the Norfolk and
Western Railroad was wrecked early this
morning abont four miles below this city.
The tram was a special and was running
ahead of the passenger train about 20 min
utes. The wreck was caused by a small
bridge giving away after the engine and
baggage car had passed over it. The water
in the creek was very high, caused by one
of the heaviest rainstorms ever known in
this section. The emigrants numbered 160.
Two cars plunged into the creek and. strange
to say, no one was killed and only a few
hurt, none of them seriously.
The first car that went down turned com
pletely over and is a total wreck, and the
second .car struck on one end and stood al
most perpendicular. All the passengers
were badly shaken up, but Brother El
der W. P. Payne, in chares of the nartv.
stated that none were crippled and all would
proceed on their journey as soon as a track
could be made UD, There were nine Mor-
mon elders in the party.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1889.
Nicaragua Has Issued an Injunction For
bidding; Work for the Present A
Harbor That Will Have to bo
ICOERISPONDENCE OF 1711 DISPATCH. J
San Jose, Septmber 2,-1 have just had
an interview of some length with the Hon.
Lansing B. Mizner, "United States Minister
to Central America, who arrived a few days
since, and whose arrival has been one of the
principal recent events in Costa Bica. The
Minister, Dr. Mellis, and Mr. Edgar Mizner
are still quartered at the Grand Hotel, and
are being considerably feted by prominent
residents of San Jose. Mr. Mizner ex
pressed himself quite unreservedly in re
gard to the canal.
The present difficultiesbetweenCostaRica
and Nicaragua, he said, arose, in his belief,
morefrom a jealous guarding of national
dignity on ,both sides than from aught else.
Nicaragua had felt that .her sovereignty
had been attacked, and Cosia Bica had en
tertained a similar sensation of injury. He'
nevertheless regarded the question as cer
tain to be settled and harmoniously before
the 27th of October. Should no settlement
have been effected by that date the company
would forfeit its franchise. In reply to a
question concerning the friendly interven
tion of other nations, Mr. Mizner replied
that the good offices of both Guatemala and
Honduras had uot as yet been accep'ted.
Whether the United States would proffer
its services or whether these would be asked
for he was not as yet prepared to say. Re
garding what work had actually been begun
jur. .Dinner spoke as ioiows:
.1 have personally, inspected the San Juan
river and can therefore make positive state
ments as to the condition of things from Ma
nagud to Grey town. The canal project, as far
as the river is concerned, seems to me feasible
without boundless expense. The creating of a
harbor at Groytown for in truth it must be
created will, on the other hand, prove a tre
mendous labor and will necessitate a large out
lay. However, it can be done, and, once done,
will be a grand triumph. The present harbor,
it such it may be called, is filled up with reeds
and sand and become hardly more than a
marsh. Where a fleet of war ships rode 23
years ago, to-day tbe natives can wade barely
In regard to preparations for work, Mr,
Mizner judged that at least 5500,000 worth
of material, wharf piles, machinery, heavy
timber and the like had been "brought to the
spot by the company. Actual digging could
not go on, however, because of the Nicara
gua injunction now preventing the same.
DON'T EXPECT TO SUCCEED.
The Democrats Not Anticipating a Victory
In Pennsylvania This Year.
rSFECIAL TELEOEAH TO THE DISFATCB.1
Philadelphia, September 15. Chaun
ceyF. Black, ex-Lieutenant Governor of
Pennsylvania, who is not only President of
the National League of Democratic Clubs,
but also President of the Democratic Asso
ciation of Pennsylvania, has called a con
ference of the latter to be held in Philadel
phia on Tuesday, the 15th day of October.
There is no intention to making an extra
effort to carry Pennsylvania this year, in
spite of the fact that there is a good deal of
dissatisfaction with the predominance of
Senator Quay in the'councils of the Repub
lican partv of the State. But there is
thought to he something of a sentimental
fitness in boldfng the conference in that
city, from the fact that the original Demo
cratic societies wnicn wr. j enerson was in
strumental in orzanizinc. and. which corf-
, tributed so much to the first Democratic vic-
in Philadelphia. Besides, its work will not
i be confined to Pennsylvania,
f Invitations I ave been sent to Governor
IHill, of NewXork, and to Governor Green.
ui iioj uvtBcy, as wen u to ex-opeaker
Carlisle, Mr. Mills and Mr. Wilson of the
Ways and Means Committee of the last
House, who it is expected will address the
conference on the issues of the day. Besides
these, the New York Association of Clubs
will be well represented. John Boyd
Thatcher, of Albany, one of the rising young
men of the State, and now President of the
Association, will be in attendance and will
take an active part in the conference, a will
also tbe Chairman of the Executive Com
mittee of the National Association and Ed
ward B. Whitney, its Secretary. It is ex
pected that the conference will last two or
FASTEST OF ALL WARSHIPS.
The Bnltlmoro to Net tbe Cramps
tSTECIAL TELIGHAM TO TUB nisrATcn.i
Philadelphia, September 15. The
cruiser Baltimore came up the Delaware
with two banners at her masthead to-day
from her four hours' trial trip at sea on
Saturday. She was required to show 9,000
horse power, and made a record of over 10,-
000. This will net the Messrs. Cramp, her
builders, over 5100.000 premium. The
naval board that superintended the test un
officially but unanimously declared that in
their belief she is the fastest warship
yet launched, in this or any other
country. She made 20.2 knots during the
third hour of tbe trial. Her aVerage was
19.G knots for the four hours, but the last
hours was made under disadvantages of
wind and sea. No requirement is made as
to speed, but tbe record of the Baltimore is
an indication as to what the Philadelphia
will do. The latter must go at the rate of
19 knots, but as she is practically a twin of
the Baltimore, this trial practically settles
the Philadelphia's career.
The Cramps claim that the Baltimore is
tbe first cruiser of her grade and class that
was successful ou her first trip. This is
their third success, the Vesuvius and the
Yorktown already having surpassed their
requirements. The "Vesuvius is not yet ac
cepted because of the imperfection of her
dynamite guns, but so far as the Cramps'
work is concerned, she far surpasses her re
quirements. HE DID NOT GO TO CHURCH.
The President's Own Pastor From Wash
ineton Failed to Arrive.
Deek Paek, September 15. For the
second time since he has been in'the moun
tains President Harrison did not attend
church. Dr. Hamlin, pastor of the church
in Washington which the President attends,
was to preach, but did not come, and there
was no service in the little chapel. The
President spent the moraingYm his own and
his neighbor's, Colonel Hanways, piazza,
and in the afternoon took his usual stroll
with his grandson.
He met In his walk Mr. Eobert P. Porter,
Superintendent of Census, and the two
chatted together at some length upon public
affairs. Ex-Senator Joseph McDonald, of
Indiana, made a short call at the cottage be
fore his departure to-night lor Indianapolis,
The Sheriff Is Ready for the Threatened
Attack of a Mob.
Lafayette, Ind., September 15. As
sistant Adjutant General Feries arrived
here this afternoon in charge of two cases of
rifles and a case of ammunition. They were
brought here for tbe use of Sheriff Broussard
and posse in defending the jail againct a
threatened attack of regulators. The report
is that the regulators will attack the jail
to-night and liberate the 14 men confined
for the murder of Keyes and three others
who are charged as participants in the mur
der of Cormier and his daughter last Mon
If tbe regulators appear to-night they wi !1
meet with a warm reception, as the jail is
guarded by a well-anaed body of about 40
MASONIC LAW SUITS.
Another Outbreak of the Ohio War
Over the Cerneau Scottish Kite.
TESTIMONY TAKEN OH BOTH SIDES.
Esview of the Origin of a Break That Has
WHAT CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE.
The Hitter as Hear a Settlement as it Wis Seienl
During the past two weeks a good deal of
testimony has been taken in -Mew xorc tor
nse in the Cerneau Scottish Bite Masonic'
trouble in Ohio that has been dragging in
thn courts for 23 years or so. The" testimony
is to be used also in another and similar
JSIECIAL TXL20HAM TO Till DISPATCH.!
NeV Yoek, September 15. Testimony
has been taken in this 'city during the past
two weeks in a case of intense interest to
the Masonic fraternity throughout the
United States. The case referred to is pend
ing In tho Court of Common Fleas at Colum
bus, Franklin county, O, The plaintiffs
are William A. Hersbiser and 35 others,
who are members of Goodale Lodge No.
382, Free and Accepted Masons. , The de
fendants are S. Stacker Williams, who was
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio;
D. "V. Kinsman, an officer of Goodale
Lodge, and the third named defendant fs
Goodale Lodge, of which.the plaintiffs are
The substance of the complaint is that tbe
complainants have been deprived of certain
rights as members of Goodale 'Lodge, and
are threatened with tbe deprival of other
rights for the reason that they have become
members of a body known as the Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Bite, whfeh was or
ganized in Ohio under the authority of the
Supreme Council of the Ancient and Ac
cepted Scottish Bite for the use of America,
its territories and dependencies.
The complainants allege that they are
members in good standing of Goodale
Lodge; that they have a considerable pe
cuniary interest in said lodge, which owns
property to the value of ?7,000; that the
defendant, as Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge, assumes, and exercises the right to
assume, control of Goodale Lodge, to the
exclusion of the principal officer of Goodale
Lodge; that at a certain meeting of tbe
lodge defendant Kinsman presented charges
against the complainant Hersbiser and
others, charging them with unmasonic con
duct for the reason that they had become
members of tbe Scottish Bite body. The
quarrel, therefore, is between certain Ma
sons who recognize the Ancient and Ac
cepted Scottish organization as the genuine
Scottish Bite authority as against other
Masons who recognize the other organiza
tions or bodies of what is known as tbe
Northern Jurisdiction Scottish Bite. The
complainants say that Judge Gorman's
body, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish,
is a'representative. body controlled by ma
jorities and electing its officers annually.
The other Scottish Bite body in Ohio is,
complainants say, despotic in form, and
known as the Northern Jurisdiction, and
presided over by one Henry- L. Palmer, of
Wisconsin, The complainants say that the
exebcised undue jluthobity
and persecution and unlawful control for
the purpose of making members of the
Scottish Bite body presided over by Henry
L. Palmer, and have thus oppressed and
injured, and seek further to oppress and in
jure the complainants, who prefer to belong
to the Scottish Bite body over which Judge
Complainants emphatically declare that
there is nothing in the constitution and by
laws of Goodale Lodge to prohibit them
from belonging to the Judge Gorman Scot
tish Bite body. They urge the court to
grant an injunction restraining the defend
ants from carrying out the conspiracy to
expel the complainants from Goodale
Lodge. The court considered their case in
showing that a temporary injunction was
granted by the court and served on Goodale
Lodge March 12, 1888, restraining them
from expelling the complainants.
Much of the testimony taken in the past
two weeks has been upon tbe historical
point whether the so-called consolidation of
the various Masonic bodies in 1867 was
an authoeized consolidation
of those bodies. Although the men who
went to Boston only 20 years ago to attend
that meeting were then not very young,
there are yet some of them alive. There
are also others who were then entitled to
represent some of the Masonic bodies
claimed to haye been then represented who
did not go. '
On the part of the defendants, or those
who claim that there was a lawful consoli
dation of these Masonic bodies in 1867, Mr.
J. E. Sater. who represented the defendants
in the inquiries here, produced Clinton F.
Paige, of Binghamton, and Charles G. Mc
Clcnachem, of tbis city, and others, who
swore that tbe consolidation was all right;
that they considered themselves lawfully
absolved from tbeir oaths of allegiance to
the bodies to which they formerly belonged,
and that the Northern Jurisdiction Council
is all right and regular.
Judge Gorman, on the other hand, pro
duced Bobert B. Folger, Hopkins Thomp
son and others, and cited a good deal of
Masonic law, and preceded to show that the
pretended consolidation of Masonic bodies
in 1867 was
that it was by no means the mammoth pro
ceeding that it was claimed to be; that come
who consented did so under a misapprehen
sion, and that several withdrew their con
sent and denounced the consolidation as un
lawful, and have since joined the body of
which Judge Gorman is the head, reviving
and continuing the old Hays council.
By stipulation the evidence taken here in
the Hcrshiser.case is also to be used in a
similar case pending in the same court,
wherein tbe plaintiff is Perley B. Davis, a
minister of the gospel who is a member of
Madison .Lodge So. I'll, who was threatened
with expulsion because he belonged to a
Cerneau Scottish Bite body.
The position assumed by the Grand Lodge
of Ohio is not countenanced by the action of
the grand lodges of other States. The
Grand Lodge of tbis State does not meddle
with Scottish Bite Masonry.
EESCUING WRECKED SEAMEN.
One Bnrk Takes a Score of Waifs From.
Lewes, Del., September 15. The bark
Serrideren, from Barbadoes, arrived here
to-day after a stormy passage. During the
voyage the second mate and steward were
lost overboard. On the 11th inst. the bark
picked up 12 of the crew of the Norwegian
bark Freya 250 miles off Cape Henry.
They had been 12 hours in an open boat.
On tbe 12th, five men were taken off the
water-logged schooner Carrie Hall.
On Monday night, in the same vicinity,
the Serrideren passed n vessel bottom np.
Those on board the bark were unable to dis
tinguish the name of the wrecked vessel.
An abandoned four-maeted schooner was
. AN AMEBI0M C
Which Will Compels With
Brewery Trust A Block
With a Capital of SlOO,
808 Quite a Scheme.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Sentember
7SSlSSSSiS1Snm'Sm FOE IMMIGKA5TS
attempting to corner the beer brewing busi
ness of the world," said President Merkle,
of the Karl Merkle Malt Company, last
evening. Mr. Merkle is here from New
York in attendance upon the annual meet
ing of the stockholders ot that concern.. His
business being deDendent for its prosperity
to a greater or less extent upon the pros
perity of tbe brewers he naturally takes
great interest in the latter.
"The brewers of this country cannot afford
to permit the English syndicate to drive
them out of tbe business they have built up
and they must organize for protection," he
continued. "The matter has been discussed
seriously for some time past, but never until
now has any practical step toward forming
the organization been taken. The St-Louis
brewers have already organized, and will
join the National syndicate as soon as their
feUow-bjewers throughout the country sig
nify their willingness to come in."
"Is it the purpose of the syndicate to form
a stock company, or do yon intend to sim
ply pool issues to protect prices?"
"It is the intention to form a gigantic
stock company with a capital of 100,000,000
with which virtually to buy up every big
brewery in tbe country?"
"How do Milwaukee brewers look at the
"Very favorably, indeed. When the
time comes we will have no difficulty with
Milwaukee. Our intention is to visit all
the great growing centers of the country, in
cluding Milwaukee, Chicago, St Louis,
Cincinnati, New Orleans, Kansas City.New
York and other cities where beer is brewed
in appreciable quantities,and get our prom
inent brewers into the combine."
"How will prices be affected?"
"We do not propose to be undersold by
anybody, norwill we attempt io crowd any
one else out of the market by cutting prices
below a living level. I don't thin t prices
will be at all affected."
ONE FLASH OF LIGHTNING
Kills Two Scholars la Sunday School and
Prostrates the Rest.
Columbia City, Ind., September 15.
While Sunday school services were being
held in a small frame church, five miles
south of this city, this afternoon, lightning
struck the spire and coursed down through
the roor, striking and instantly; killing two
girls, both aged 17, who were sitting to
gether In the center of their class. The
other children in the class were badly stun
ned, but not seriously injured. The names
of the children were Mary Hockemier aud
Agnes Freyer. Beyond a small hols in the
roof and plaster the church was not in
jured. At Hartford City the Christian tent, in
which Elder Aspy has been holding meet
ings, was entirely demolished, and a panic
was caused among the audience attending
the services. The large center pole of the
tent fell in the midst of the terrified people,
and the heavy canvas enveloped them.
Above tbe rear of the elements could be
heard shrieks from the women and children.
Some of the men in the audience crept from
beneath the canvas and commenced the
work of rescuing. None of the people were
seriously hurt, though many'hqd narrow
escapes from suffocation. -
TO TAKE LILLIAN'S-PLACE.
Tnere Is a Misunderstanding; About Aron
son's Comic Opera Company,
rSrlCUL TXXZQBAX TO TUX DISPATCS.1
New York, September 15. Mrs. Jessie
Hanna Bond, the granddaughter of Judge
Samuel Hanna, late Vice President of the
Fort Wayne Bailroad, and wife of Hugh
McCulloch Bond, son of the late President
of the road, has made a stir in theatrical
circles by a statement that she has been en
gaged to take Lillian Bussell's place in
"The Brigands" during the travels of that
opera on the road. Mrs. Bond is a tall, slim
young woman, who has been a frequent at
tendant at the performances at the Casino.
Manager Aronson insists that he has
never engaged Mrs. Bond to appear in any
capacity, and this morning Business Man
ager Barton telegraphed to Advance Agent
Harry Oskins, at Boston, to officially deny
there that Mrs. Bond had any connection
whatever with "The Brigands" Company.
THEI'EE GLAD HE'S GOING.
A Democrat to Leave Washington, to the
Delight of His Enemies.
rerKCTAL TELIORAU TO THX DISPATCB.I
Washington, September 15. Among
other Democrats who will pais in their
chips to-morrow at the Treasury Depart
ment is Mr. James F. Campbell, years ago
well known as a printer in Pittsburg, but at
the time of his appointment a resident of
Johnstown. 'He was put on the rolls origi
nally as a laborer, but was promoted to the
charge of what is known as the "little print
ing office" of the cashroom, where the slips
are printed to wrap and label the redeemed
It is claimed that Mr. Campbell has been
a particularly obnoxious Democrat There
is considerable rejoicing among some of
Campbell's associates on account of the
nearness of his final departure from the
scene of his late labors for political reasons,
HE IS AN OLD SWINDLER,
The Wheeling Circus Agent Has
There Before Jinny a Time.
ISrZCIAL TELEGUAK 10 TUE DISFATCII.l
Wheeling, September 15. Harry Lacy,
the confidence man who was arrested here
yesterday, charged with obtaining money
under false pretenses, having worked the
city for the past week as the alleged advance
agent of Forepaugh's circus, has been identi
fied. He is Harry Bertram, who worked a
similar game in California some years ago
and served a term in jail there.
It is learned that he recently and success
fully worked Lancaster, Pa. He came from
that town to Wheeling.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT.
A Gang: of Burglars Surprised by O Ulcers In
Brownsville, September 15. The dis
tillery of Captain M. G. Corliss, at West
Brownsville, was broken into last night,
and thieves were in the act of emptying the
whiskey into jugs to carry off when tbey
were surprised by officers. Tom Saulsby
was captured, bnt two others escaped.
When discovered Saulsby drew a revolver
and. fired at the officers, but he dropped the
pistol, and the shot entered his own foot.
Others will be arrested to-morrow.
THE PERFORMANCE WAS GIVEN,
Bnt tho Manngernnd six Performers Were
Cincinnati, 0 September 15, Mr.
James E. Fennessy, manager of Henck's
Opera House, and six of his performers in
the concert which he gave at that house to
night, were arrested after the performance.
It will be remembered that it was re
ported in these dispatches last pight that
Mr. Fennessy, after being refused permis
sion by Mayor Mo?by, obtained an order
fere with the giving of the concert,
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Porchmers eaa be found fsreveryibfeg
offered For Sale la TQK DJ6PATC.
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medium la Western Pennsylvania. Tryk.
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THREE CENTS t
MOBMONS IN GOTHAM;
A Mission of Joe Smith's Followers
Sustained in Bew Xork City.
jejseen converted w te JUr
Faith at their loam.
GUIDES EOS I0UKG XiSWOHASIiS.
A UodIfteatIgf lie Cbaatoqaa Eyttea AtyttJ
oyTSeau ' i
The MTormon have a Hiea in New
York City, where they lookattet tbe wau-tt
of incoming converts from other newitriec,
Theyare anU-polygamoasHersww, teglj.
They also act as guides to ysaeg Heraosa:
who come to the city to "see tbe eljhaat."
ISFECXU. TKIOBAK TO THB BteTATeg'.t
New Yoke, September 15. Few peeprt
know that New York is a sort of teater fee
undertake to malte converts here, aJtbMgfc
some little effort is put forth in tiis dila
tion. The Joe Smith Mormons have. swp
sort Of a mission here.with an eMttyWjafaai
Kelly, long active in the West, m tfcotr
leader. These are known -as the aati-i
polygamous Mormons, and dopptweriti.
harmony or fraternize with the mis My
These missionaries come here .for man
purposes, the principal' one of which i to
meet the great number of incoming sea -verts
made by other missionaries abroad;
Nearly all of these are landed at Castla
Garden, although of late teas few have
been finding their way to the West through.
the BOrt of Philadelnhia- Thr-r nr not
here by the elders and other missionaries efjf
f ho nlniMth .!.. a j. . 41. ! 1 T
.... UUu,v.u, urn uuo k uixu waste, sub"
tnat ttiey are not imposed upon by. the
runners who infest Castle Gardes, awi'
owerwise provide for them. I
rlLOT3 FOB YOUNG XOBMOsYS, .
Another kind of work the elders have tq
do in New York is to pilot about the city
the young men who are jnst starting ontotf
their mission work. These come here to
gether in considerable numbers sad are
shown the sights of the city, iaeladlny
especially the museums, parks, libraries -and
buildings of interest This is consid
ered a part of the training for their work.
It is perhaps not generally known that
each Mormon young man is expected to
give two years of work to the church.' This
enort is devoted to whatever branch of the
worklthe young men are best fitted to per
form. Some may preach; in fact, nearly
all of tbem are likelv to be called train ta
do this. Others do work in different fields '
of labor, inst as their talents rut fit ihm:
But every young man grows up with tha'5!
Auunicue tjiAb ut? ujusb give1 iiiis xaaca 04
his time to the church, and makes hn ar.
rangements accordingly, Just as he expects"
to marry or as theyoungman of continental
countries expects to give a certain portion of
bis time to service in the army,
AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM".
The Mormons have adoDted a modifies tinu
of the Chautauqua system, and have given it
a wide use in Utah, Idaho and the other
Territories where they have a cowidrabI
number of followers. It is a sort of aaweal
improvement society, which, has bowjbojes
than, 30,(XXK members. Itha a- maatasins
devoted entirely to its own purpose,, a pub
lication within the limits of ihe church.. Its
work seems to be Tery well done, and some
of the most zealous Mormons encased in it
speak most encouragingly pf its influ
ence. These same men say that tbe foreigners
who come to tbem as converts very" scon
become part and parcel of their system,
both as to eitizenship and religion. They
eive np the languages of their youth, and
lose those peculiar national characteristics
which find.preservation in the larger cities.
Every assistance is afforded the immigrant,
with the result that he Is not thrown out in
the cold, unfeeling way which' is an apparent
necessity in the world outside.
SOMETHING OP A SENSATION.
A Prominent Texan Missing With a Lot of
Other People's Money.
Texaekana, Aek., September 15. Jl
Weiss, who has for ten years been a resi- '
Want n A a a Mn.in i.n.lin. 4t ... .. I. 1 ..
keeper, pawnbroker and jeweler, and
lately President of the Texarkana Savings"
Bank, but more recently an advertised lum
ber'dealer and a large stockholder in the
H. S. Matthews Lnmber Company, the
largest concern of the State, has decamped, v
going no one knows where, and carrying
with him, it is alleged, funds of other par
ties, estimated all the way from $30,000 to
550,000. Mr. Weiss was not looked upon
as a man of means himself, but being of
fine address and an excellent account
ant and of exceptionally good habits, was
readily trusted by those with whom he came
His marriage in the wealthy and influen
tial Blum family, of Galveston, several
months ago, served greatly to strengthen
public confidence in him, and the announce
ment that he has skipped, a defaulter, falls
with consequently greater weight.
POISONED WITH ICE CREAH.
All the Guests at a Military Ball Taken Sud
isricuti TXLxaiuu to tub Disr-ATcn.i
Biemtngham, Ala., September IB.-
At Anniston Friday night the Woodstock:
Guards gave a grand military ball, at
which about 200 invited guests were present.
About midnight ice cream, cakes and
fruit were served, and all partook of the re
freshments. The ice cream had been pois
oned by the metal vessel in which It was
prepared, and in an hour after the,' lunch
was served every doctor in the town was "
busy pumping at the sick.
Many of the ladies and gentlemen who aft
some of the ice cream became violently 111,
and it was only after considerable hard
work that the physicians' pronounced them
nut or danger. The sudden illness of all
the guests at the ball, and tbe news that
they had been poisoned created a panic in
the town, and it was several hours before
tbe excitement subsided.
WASN'T LOOKING FOR BEAK. r
A Bonier of Bird Surprised br Striking
Much Larger Game.
rsrxcLii. tiucoilu( to thx sisnTCK.i
Boston, September 15. The residents of
Islington, a suburb ot Dedham, near tbe
Norwood line, are considerably excited
over the escape of a large brown bear, which
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is now naunting tne woous aiyt neids, caus
ing alarm not only to the people, but to the
cattle in the pastures. The brute is a per
forming bear, and was exhibited by an
Italian, from whom he escaped Wednesday
The Selectmen of Norwood have sent two
men in pursuit. They claimed to have
killed bears in the far West. A local
gunner who was after birds ran across the
bear in the woods to-day, and was given av
scare which he will not soon forget He was .
not expectine to sea snih fc; ..,.-..j.
Jjaade a break for the Tillage. """"