Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 17, 1889, Image 1

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    ADYERTISE your business In THE DIS
PATCH. Frompt returns assured.
WANTsJ nre nl-Taya promptly responded
to when ndrcrtlscd In THE DISPATCH.
It en I Estate can bo Hold through Barer
tlsement iu THE DISPATCH.
A Crowded Train of Excursion
ists on the Erie Rail
road is Hurled.
And Two of the Passengers Killed
A Lone Train Filled With Happy Plrasnro
Seehers Runs Into nn Engine and Is
Piled Up in n Huge Mass Fire Com
plete tlie Work of the Collision A
Horrible Scene In a Lovely, PIctnresqne
tpot The Engineer and Fireman Escape
List of the Dead and Injured.
An excursion train on the Tioga branch
of the Erie road was -wrecked last evening
by running into an engine standing on the
track near Tioga Junction. Two people
were killed outright and more than 20
others were badly icjured, some of them
probably fatally. Fire destroyed the
wrecked cars.
Elmiba, X. Y., September 16. One of
the most distressing of all the recent rail
way wrecks in America occurred this even
ing at one of the most attractive sec
tions of natural scenery in all North
ern Pennsylvania. It was at Tioga
Junction, on the down grade of the old El
mira, State Line and Tioga Railroad (now
the Tioga branch of the Erie), where the
track joins the Pine Creek division of the
Pall Brook Company's Railroad, 25 or SO
miles south of Elmira.
The evening train south on the Tioga is
always well patronized, and to-night it was
so crowded that seven coaches were filled
with special excursion passengers return
ing home. It is customary to rnn those
trains very rapidly down the heavy
grade approaching Tioga Junction,
elide past the station on the
main trick, and then, backing up toward
Lawrenceville, stop on the branch at Tioga
station and proceed to back the train to
Lawrenceville Junction, four miles north
west, where the Tioga and Tall Brook lines
Few livelier or more picturesque evening
runs are made by railway trains than this
rapid whirl down the grade to the junction
southward, and its rc-erse, likewise down
grade, from Tioga Junction backward to
But this evening's train with seven
coaches full of humanity never got past the
branch at the junction. At that point a
great Fall Brook jumbo freight engine had
just started to pull up past the main-line
connection, its engineer supposing he had
to get out ahead of the passenger train
which must here make the shift. -The wet
rails under the passenger train, and its ac
celerated velocity by reason of its length
and weight, conspired together to prevent a
stoppage short of the branch, as might
usually be done, and it crashed into the
heavy freight engine, killing and maiming
until its pitiable victimsf numbered at least
25 killed and injured.
A press account brings details of the dis
aster as follows: It was Erie passenger train
No. 109, on the Tioga river branch, that ran
into Fall Brook freight train No. C2 at
Tioga Junction. All the passenger
coaches were subsequently burned. It
occurred about 7:05 r. m. The train
from Elmira south ran into a Fall
Brook engine, killing and injuring
in all about 25 persons. The seeming re
fusal of the air brakes to work made the en
gineer still less able to stop the train at the
station. The engineer and fireman jumped
lor their lives and escaped with slight in
juries. The smoker and three passenger
cars were smashed into kindling wood. The
wreck caught fire, and it was with difficulty
that some of the passengers were rescued from
the burning WTeck. The flames lit up the
heavens for miles around and people rushed
to the scene from all parts to render what
aid they could to the injured.
A message was sent to Elmira asking for
medical aid, and a train was sent in a very
short time. In the meantime, doctors from
Lawrenceville and Tioga had arrived and
given all possible assistance. Stretchers
were quickly provided and tne wounded
were carried to neighboring houses.
The names of those
HAKRY OLIVER, of Union, N. Y.
ED BOSTWICK. Lawrenceville, ankle
sprained, hands scalded.
WILLIAM WALKEK, Leona, Bradford
county. Pa., badly scalded and scalp wound.
eling for F. W. Fritx. scalded.
JOHN BAMEPOOL Lamb's Creek, Pa., nose
broken; injured on head.
GEORGE M'MANIE, Tioga, Pa., nose broken:
back injured.
MKS.G.N. WRIGHT, Spokane-Falls, W. T.,
left leg broken.
J. B. JUDD, Blossburg, conductor, wounds on
head; left shoulder broken.
CHARLES PRICE, Pino City, N. Y., left leg
MRS. WALLACE PRICE, Lawrenceville,
slight contusion.
MISS ESTELLA RYAN, head slightly in-
EMEL1NE DARLING. Lawrenceville, slightly
ALFRED SEELY, Trowbridge, contusions.
Superintendent Knibloe and other Erie
officials are here. Men are at work clear
ing up the wreck.
Thousands Threatened by Famine.
London, September 17. Advices from
Montenegro arc that 25,000 families iu that
country are likely soon to be suffering from
Two Hundred Polish Freight Handlers He-
fuse to Work Sundays for Week
Day Pay They Go Ont
and Their Places
Will be Filled.
Buffalo, September 16. About 200
freight handlers employed by the New
York Central Railroad went on strike
through religious and financial motives.
Many of them are Polish, and they disliked
working on Sunday, while others wanted
extra pay for Sunday work. Disregard of
the religion of a number of the Polish
freight handlers led to the striking of 125
of them. They went out yesterday, and to
day very little freight wa's handled in the
cast-bound and west-bound freight houses
of that roaS on Ohio street.
The strike came about in this way; The
lot of these freight handlers is not a par
ticularly ' happy one. They get employ
ment only about six months out of the year,
and work ten hours a day at 14 cents per
hour, making 51 40 per day. If they are
laid off at 3 p. at. they are docked for the
rest of the day. But the company is likely
to lay them off at any time if there are no
boats to load or unload. A gentleman who
knows all their grievances, said that he had
seen them sent home on Friday and called
back to work on Sunday aud nothing extra
allowed them. They have no union to
enforce their rights. For some tune these
men, who are Poles, have been thinking of
asking for a half dav's extra pay on Sunday.
Trobably the strike would have come
anyway, in due season, but it was precipi
tated to-day. The Poles, who all belong to
church societies, asked to be allowed to at
tend the ceremony of the blessing of the
bells of St Adelbert's Church. Being re
fused permission they struck. It was said
thai if the members of these societies do not
turn out when ordered they are fined ?L
So it was a serious matter with the men.
No advance in pay is asked for. They
want the extra pay on Sunday only. No
trouble is expected. The strikers will be
paid off.to-morrow, and the bosses will try
to fill their places.
A Boston Woman Warns the 87,000
Loaned a Railroad Man.
Boston, September 16. Colonel Mal
colm Henderson, of Canada, Texas and
Boston, was landed in jail to-night for beat
ing the Crawford House out of a board bill
amounting to upward of 51,000. The
Colonel is wanted also by Mrs. Helen Wall,
a widow, who claims he has swindled her
out of 57, )0. Colonel Henderson, it seems,
is part owner of the "Wichita and Dallas
railroad. At one time he was its chief
owner, but during his absence from Texas,
in the North, his right-hand man, one Dr.
Reed, so the Colonel claims, so mismanaged
things that Mr. Jay Gould got possession of
the property and holds it still.
While an amanuensis to the Colonel Mrs.
"Wall learned of the magnitude of his busi
ness operations, and having considerable
money of her own, she accepfed his offer to
put some of it into one of his land schemes.
Her business relations with the Colonel
were, however, very unfortunate, and she is
trying to recover the money she advanced
on his note. She secured judgment against
him once, but failed to file it in time, owing,
she claims, to the duplicity of her lawyer.
"When she visited the Colonel and demanded
back her money, she asserts, the Colonel
pulled out a revolver and threatened to
shoot if she didn't keep quiet. The Colo
nel's arrest for the hotel claim against him
has revived her hopes, and she thinks if she
cannot get the moey eh; will set some of
his land securities, which are quite valua
Being Dlade by the Canadian Minister of
Cnstoms Just at Present.
Ottawa, September 16. The Minister
of Cnstoms is having a thorough'inquiry
made into the carrying trade between Can
ada and the United States, and the proba
ble effect on the Dominion railways should
any restrictions be placed upon their con
nection with railways on the other side of
the line. A prominent politician who is in
the confidence of Sir John Macdonald said
to-day that it wasthe intention of the Gov
ernment Dext session to make arrangements
for the appointment of a commission to in
quire into the trade relations between the
United States and Canada, as it has become
evident that they cannot go to the country
again for re-election without making some
attempt to learn whether the increasing de
mands for closer commercial intercourse be
tween the two countries can be met.
The Liberals have carried nearly every
by-election for the Dominion Parliament
which they have contested on those grounds
since the general elections in 1SSG.
Ho Will Leave Bar Hnrb or Shortly to
tend His Son's Wedding.
Augusta, Me., September 10. Secre
tary Blain's vacation at Bar Harbor will
terminate next Monday, on which day, ac
companied by Mrs. Blaine and the rest of
his family who have been summering at his
cottage, will heleavc for RichfieldSpringsto
attend the marriage of his son Emmons. He
will then proceed to Washington and re
sume his official duties.
After the .wedding Mr. Emmons Blaine
and his bride contemplate spending their
honeymoon at the Blaine cottage in
Bar Harbor to enjoy the autumn
beauties of Maine's famous resort.
Tney will come through to Maine in
their own private drawing-room car, and
will only remain a few days at Bar Harbor,
when they will return to Baltimore to take
up their residence. Mr. Walker Blaine is
now at Bar Harbor.
The President nnd Directors of a Railroad
Charged Willi Murder.
New Brunswick, N. J., .September
16. It is said here that the Middlesex
county grand jury had indicted General
E. H. Ripley, of New York, the President,
Colonel C. T. Hobart, of Red Bank, N. J.,
the Vice President, and all the officers and
directors of the Earitan Biver Railroad
Company; also, N. P. Hendrickson, Gen
eral Passenger Agent; Thomas Hussey, a
foreman for the company, and William
Fisher, a millionaire brick manufacturer of
South River, as accessories to the killing of
George Gessingcr during the Sayerville riot
of May 6 last, when the railroad company
attempted to lay tracks on the lauds of
Noah and Edwin" Furman.
Tonus Mrs. Blaine Vcrr Til, Though Now
Out of Danger.
l special telegram to tii e dispatch, i
New York, September 1C. Mrs. James
G. Blaine, Jr., who for nearly two weeks
now has been confined to her bed at the
house o'f Mrs". C. A. Doremus, 92 Lexing
ton avenue, is suffering from a severe
attack of inflammatory rheumatism. The
danger of her becoming crippled, fears of
which were at first entertained is now
practically passed, according to the state
ment of her .physician, Dr. G. H. Wynkoop.
Mrs. Blaine requires the constant care of
two nurses, and her mother and sister
are also at her side during much of the
fhe pptra
no Refuses to Succeed Tanner Mnjor
Merrill, of Massachusetts, to be
Tried Next He Hays Tanner
Had to be Fired.
Washington, September 1,6. General
Warner returned from Deer Park this
evening, and confirmed the report sent out
from that place that he had declined the
appointment as Commissioner of Pensions
on account of his inability to afford the loss
of his lucrative law practice. It is said
that the place has been offered to Major
Merrill, of Massachusetts, who has been a
pension agent, Department Commander
and very popular Grand Army man for
years, and it is thought there is little doubt
that he will accept.
A special from Boston says: Major George
S. Merrill, who was summoned to Washing
ton to confer with President Harrison in
regard to a successor to Tanner, has re
turned, and said to-day to The Dispatch
The removal of Tanner was a serious matter,
bat the President had no other course to
pursue. By so doing he has aroused the indig
nation of G. A. R. men all over the country,
and he knew that great wisdom would have to
be shown in selecting a man to take the office.
In conferring with different men but one per
son was mentioned. General Warner. He was
looked upon by all as the one man who could
unite the factions and restore harmony. He is
beloved by all tho G. A. R. men throughout
the country, and they know that he has their
interests at heart. It was necessary to find a
man who wa in sympathy with the aamims
tration's desire for a broader construction of
the pension laws, but who would not miscon
strue the laws aDd slice off great chunks of the
surplus, 'regardless of the legal restrictions.
That is where Tanner made a mistake. Warner
possesses ail tho qualifications for theolhce,
and the greatest pressure was brought to bear
upon him to induce him to accept. I'm afraid
he won't accept.
"In case General Warner declines, can you
give me any idea who else will be selceted for
the officer" was asked. Toe Major admitted
that he wouldn't be surprised to receive a tele
gram from President Harrison asking him to
Sixteen Cases to be Considered To-Day,
Several of Them Old-Timcri.
Harrisbueg, September 16. The Board
of Pardons, which has not met in regular
session since the third Tuesday in July, will
to-morrow have 16 cases to consider. Among
them are those of James H. Jacobs, of Lan
caster, and Peter Baronovski, of Schuyl
kill, whose execution is fixed for October
23. Both these men are claimed to be in
sane. Jacobs has been respited three and
Baronovski two times, and the former was
sentenced to be hanged nearly two years
ago. Senator Robbins, of Westmoreland,
is here to plead the case of W. S. Kerr, a
lawyer of that county, and J. J. Gaul, a
postmaster under President Arthur's ad
ministration, in Indiana county, who were
convicted for conspiracy and sentenced to
ten months in the Allegheny County Work
house. Among other cases to be considered are
the following:
PatncK JIcGoldrick. Allegheny county, sen
tenced April 27, 18S7, to seven years in the peni
tentiary for manslaughter; Jesse M. LincUey,
Blair, sentenced June 25, 1888, to two yeaisin
the penitentiary; James B. Martbeney, Somer
set, sentenced October 1, 1SSS, to two years in
the penitentiary for aggravated assault and
battery; Max Bear. Crawford, sentenced May
23, 18S9, to ten months in the Allegheny County
workhouse for keeping a gambling house;
Thomas J. Dunlap, Clinton, sentenced Feb
ruary 27, 1889, to one year in the penitentiary;
Rose Hal', Allegheny, sentenced February 9,
1SS9, to one year in the county jaiL
Eastern Pnpor Makers Want No English
Syndlcato in Theirs.
Boston, September 16. The paper man
ufacturers hereabouts have received a cir
cular from persons acting in behalf of an
English syndicate, asking if they know of
any paper mills in this section of the coun
try which could be bought, and which
would be likely to prove a safe and profita
ble investment. The men composing the
syndicate were prepared with a large
amount of money to make an investment, if
they could be sure that the business would
pay liberally. The manufacturers do not
profess to be in any great fear of the rumored
English invasion. They are bv no means
enamored, of the proposal of the English,
men, as they recognize that it is a character
istic of the people of that country to "get
what they can and hold what they get."
But they maintain that the syndicate will
not get a foothold at all in this country. They
argue that an ounce of prevention is better
than a pound of cure, and propose to keep
them out rather than to pnt them out after
they have once taken hold.
It appears that one of the inducements
being "oflered by the syndicate is that the
employes of the mill will" not be disturbed, but
allowed to retain their present Dositions, the
intended purchases being merely to take the
form of a change of ownership without in
any way affecting the working of the con
Tho Wife of n Colored Veteran Blackballed
by a Womnn's Relief Corps.
Kingston, N. Y., September 16. Pratt
Post, of this city, Is one of the largest organ
izations of veterans in the State. About a
year ago the wives and daughters of the
members formed a Women's Relief Corps.
A few months oso the local post of colored
veterans disbanded for lack of proper sup
port, and a large dumber of its members
were accepted into Pratt Post Among the
number was George F. Kiersted, a leading
colored Republican politician. Recently
his wife was proposed as a member of the
Relief Corps. When a ballot was taken it
was discovered that Mrs. Kiersted was
This leaked out to-day, and the news Jell
like a thunderbolt among the large number
of colored residents, a major portion of
whom have been looked upon as solid Re
publicans on election dav. The men vow
vengeance at the polls, and the womeu de
clare they are as good as "white trash"
every time.
A Fine Opinion of Amerlcnn Aldermen
Formed by an Ex-Lord Mayor.
CHiCAGO.SeptemberlC. Ex-Lord Mayor
Henry Knight, oi ijonaon, got a very good
idea of the City Council of Chicago this
evening. When he arose to address the C8
Aldermen, several loaded cigars which were
being smoked exploded between the jaws of
sir of the Councilmen.
When Sir Knight finished his speech a
young man in the gallery yelled: "Throw
him out! Throw him out!" Three police
men raeed upstairs and dragged the hood
lum through the chamber to the station
house. Mr. Knight was not greatly amused.
A Man Burned to Dentb Because No Ono
Thonght to Awaken Him.
St. Joseph, Mo., September 16. Cap
tain Foster, of this city, who has charge of
the cereal exhibit in the burned Exposition
building, had a sleeping room in the attic
of the Art Hall. He retired early last
night. No one thought to awaken him
when the fire started and he was burned to
His charred remains were found in the
rains this morning.
Confined in the Somerset Jail Under
Sentence of Death Escape by
The Nicely Brothers Get Away to the Woods,
'bat Are Recaptured.
Should the Turnkey Die a Lynching Parly Is Most
Fiobabl-. '
The Nicely brothers, in jail at Smerset,
under sentence of death, made a desperate
attempt to escape yesterday, and did get
away into the woods, where they were re
captured by crowds of excited men. A
turnkey of the jail was probably fatally shot
by the murderers. Lynching is anticipated
if he dies.
Somerset, September 16. The Nicely
brothers, confined in the county jail under
sentence of death for the murder of Farmer
TTmberger, in February last, escaped to-day
by shooting Turnkey MeMillen twice in the
left side, inflicting wounds from which it is
thought he will die. Since their recent at
tempt to escape by digging a hole in the
wall of the prison, they have been kept
confined in cells, but were allowed in the
corridor at meal time, while their dinner
was being banded into them. To-day the
watchman, young Lehr, of Pittsburg, a qea
federate who is awaiting trial for shoot
ing young Scott, of the East End, covered
the turnkey with a revolver while Dnve
Nicely sprang on the turnkey and held him
till his brother Joe fired two bullets into his
left side
The two murderers, each with a pair of
revolvers, dashed through the jail out into
the yard, and broke for a strip of woodland
on the outskirts of the town
The alarm was given, and citizens by the
score, many of them mounted on fleet
horses, started in pursuit. The wood was
quickly snrrounded, and a .scouring party
started through it. Dave was discovered up
a tree, and the persuasive powers of several
guns had to be brought to "bear upon him
before be would agree to come down. A
five-shooter Smith & Wesson revolver was
found upon his person, with a large bag of
The crowd was wild with excitement, and
made several ineffectual attempts to lynch
Nicely, only being prevented by the several
resolute officers present.
Joe was taken about an hour afterward.
He was concealed under some brush, and
when his captors dragged him out he fell
upon his knees and begged them piteously
not to kill him.
On the way to town the parties with the
prisoners in charge were set upon several
times by the crowd, who tried to take him
from them and hang him. It was with great
difficulty that the officers kept the crowd
back, and several times the prisoner was
struck in the face, back and on the head
with stones and clubs.
A revolver, with two empty chambers,
was found on Joe, and two mora revolvers
were found under the floor of one of the jail
cells. The murderer's father was in town at
the time, and'was the only person who did
not seem at all excited.
The turnkey is thought to be dying to
night, and should his death occur it is al
most certain that the angry and excited men
who are now standing on the streets and
around the prison will batter down the jail
doors and take the prisoners out and hang
is how an arsenal of six revolvers came into
the possession of the prisoners. The rela
tives and confederates of the Nicely boys
have been hanging around the town and jail
for several days, and there is no doubt but
that a deep-laid and determined plan of es
cape had been hatched. The jail is old and
dilapidated, and it is extremely question
able if its dozen of hardened prisoners will
be found therein at the next session of court,
which convenes next week.
The town is being heavily patrolled to
night, as grave fears are entertained that
an attempt will be made by the friends of
the Nicelys to rescue them. These mur
derers have proved themselves the hardest
criminals ever tried in this county.
Another Day Spent In Tnla Effort la the
Cronla Trial.
Chicago, September 16. When the
Cronia trial began to-day Lawyer Forrest,
for the defense, challenged the special
venire of jurymen on the ground that the
regular panel had not been exhausted. The
Court overruled the challenge. Some Inter
esting matters were developed during the
examination of Cyrus M. Davis. He was
aske'd the question, "Have you conscien
tious scruples against the death penalty?"
"I have on circumstantial evidence."
"Suppose the circumstantial evidence is
6trong enough to convince you beyond a
reuMjuuuie uuuut ui tuc ui.ii ui lug paiuta,
would vou still object?"
"Yes sir."
His aoubt as to his own willingness to
find a man guilty of a crime that
would involve the death penalty led to his
challenge by the State's attorney, and the
challenge was sustained by the Court
A Blind Girl Walks Oil tho Edge or a Second-
Slorv Porch.
Ealeigh, N. C, September 16. This
afternoon a little blind girl named Rosa
Ellis had a fatal fall at the institution of
the deaf, dumb and blind in this city. She
was sent to an asylum some time ago, but
was in such bad health that the authorities
refused to admit her and were awaitinga
proper time to send her home. She was in
her room, in bed, and when the matron
went down to dinner, she shut the window
and locked the door, to make sure the blind
girl would not get out
Before the matron's return, however,
Bosa had crawled through a window and
out onto the porch, which was two stories
from the ground. She walked ofl the edge
of the porch, falling to the ground below,
and was instantly killed.
A Yonna Cleveland Baslncss Man MiulDB
With No Known Cnnse.
Cleveland, September 16. Loufs Ge
sell, who lives at the corner of Holton and
Schuller streets, left home Saturday noon,
and has not returned. His friends say he
had 700 with him, and they are apprehen
sive that some evil may have befallen him.
Gesell is 26 years old, and is a building con
tractor. When he lelt his young wife In the
morning he said he was going to deposit the
money in the bank. At noon he told his
foreman that he was going to collect an
other sum that was due him and left the
building upon which he was at work.
Gesell is a man of good habits. Mrs. Ge
sell is nearly wild with grief and anxiety,
aud fears that he was murdered.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1889.
i i
The London Dock Laborer Inclined to
Slake More Trouble An Appeal to
the Lord Mayor Some of
the Complaints.
London, September 16. Much ill-feeling
exists between the dock laborers and the
"blacklegs," the name applied to the men
who took the places of the strikers, and the
former refuse to work with them. Several
encounters have already occurred Between
them. Many of the dock laborers protest
that th j leaders of the strike had no right
to agree to the proposal that the
strikers should work hand in band with
the "blacklegs." The officials of the
dock companies make a strong complaint to
the Lord Mayor against the action of the
returning strikers, and he has promised 'to
do his utmost to compel the men to live up
to the terms of their' agreement. Mean
while, the situation is regarded as being so
serious that a meeting of the joint docks'
committee, the conciliation conrtnittee and
the leaders of the strikers was called to con
vene at the Mansion House.
A deputation of ship owners arrived at the
Mansion House wnile the meeting was in
progress. Mr. Burns, one of the leaders of
the strikers, spoke concerning the situation
and the causes which led to it, and instanced
several cases where unreasonable preference
had been given to '"blacklegs." It was final
ly agreed by all those present at the meeting
to endeavor to have the agreement kept in
tact by all the parties interested.
At "the meeting at Poplar to-night, Mr.
Burns said that the treaty with the work
men had been broken by subordinate offi
cials of the dock companies. Some of the
wharfingers also had tried to get men at the
old terms, but had failed. TJnlessthe agree
ment with the men was kept there would be
another strike. The directors of the dock
companies, however, bad assured him that
they would prevent any unfair preference
being shown, and the ship owners had ad
vised the directors to pay the fares of the
"blacklegs" and send them back to their
Mr. Sidney Buxton, member of Parlia
ment for the Poplar division ot Tower Ham
lets, expressed the belief that matters would
settle down quietly in a few days. He un
derstood from Mr. Tillett that the men
would be advised to continue at work, while
the "blacklegs" would be gradually weeded
out or induced to join the Dockmen's
Nearly 3.000 of the Surrey dockmen went
back quietly to work to-day.
The City Attorney ot St. Louis Accused of
i Favoring" the Sports.
I St. Louis, September 16. Following
the suspension of the mayor's secretary,
Charles E. Meade, on charges of corrup
tion, comes the police department to-day
with serious charges against City Attorney
Butler. The police allege, under oath, that
Mr. Butler, the city attorney, is protecting
gamblers; "that no matter what evidence
the police department brings into his court
against gamblers, he refnses to prosecnte
aid allows the gamblers to go. The
caarees are published here to-night, and
Jlr. Butler's answer is that the police are a
sat of "chumps." Regarding the eight
cases which he threw out of court Saturday,
te said:
"Before court opened I went to each, one
of the policemen who were in the raid and
tsked him if he had seen anj of the men
playing. Every one of them said that he
hptl not actually seen them playing. What
was J td do then? They said they had not
seen the men playing, and they had nd case.
I had to nolle pros, them; there was nothing
else for me to do." The jiolice deny that he
asked them anything, and an official in
vestigation will Tie instituted.
A New York Brower Who Takes No Stock
In English Syndicates.
New Yore, September 16. "Xhere are
two element of error in the story tele
graphed from the West as to the formation
of the American brewery syndicate," said
Isaac TJntermeyer to-day. "In the first
place, there is no such thing as an English
tyndicate to combat. The recent operations
iu breweries, which have been erroneously
attributed to an English syndicate, are
werely a rearrangement of various business
operations in the form of separate stock com
panies. They do not prqpose to unite to
control the market, either as to product or
prices. They are just as much American
is ever. The present owners are retained to
manago the business, and are among the
"Then, as to tne union of the St. Louis
brewers, which "has been referred to. That
is in no sense a national movement. It is
analagous to the local union of the New
York brewers, for local protection, and the
papers of the union state that fact in ex
plicit terms."
A Rock Glen Ilongarlan Drinks Eight Gal
lons of Liquor and Sleeps It Off.
Wilkesbarre, September 16. A Hun
garian at Rock Glen has just awakened
from a 14 days' sleep. A little more than
three weeks ago he started on a drunk. In
all he put eight gallons of the finest liquor
in the coal region out of sight. He then
droppad into a stupor, and for seven "days
laid in the bush. At the end of that time he
was found by the overseer of the poor, and
carried by him ihto a shanty near the rail
road. Here the fellow slept until last Fri
day. He was visited by the people in the
neighborhood, but all efforts to awake him
A pistol was discharged close to his ear,
but tne Hun still slept A physician exam
ined him. His circulation was all right, aud
his pulse registered 64. Friday he awoke of
his own accord, and nalked down to the ho
tel, where he took his morning eye-opener.
Governor Backncr Charges Hnrlnn County
Officers With Neglect of Duty.
Louisville, September 16. Governor
Buckner, before he went to White Sulphur
Springs, and while making arrangements
for the military expedition into Harlan
county, prepared a proclamation, which has
jist been issued, giving his reasons for
sending soldiers there. He states' that he
has been officially informed that the civil
officers of Harlan, elected by the people
and sworn to enforce the laws, steadily re
fuse to do so, and also give covert assist
ance to the criminal clas&es; that murders
and assassinations arc, perpetrated with im
punity, and that the peaceful citizens have
been terrorized by the lawless individuals.
He therefore calls upon all good citizens
-to discharge their duties and to respond
promptly to the summons of the civil
officers. '
A Trry Poor Match Peddler Left 820,000
by Old,World Relatives.
Milwaukee, September 16. Paul
Steindl, who strved a term in State prison
for the murder of District Attorney Mc
Arthur, and who has been in extreme pov
erty, selling matches on the street for a liv
ing, has been left 20,000 by an uncle in
Germany. '
Steindl is a cripple, andbasalwavs talked
about his rich relatives in. the Old World.
For the General Superintendent of
the Philadelphia and Beading.
For Maintaining a Naisance In the Shape
of a Fence That
Sis lawyers Mate a Determined First Against
Imprisonment '
The General Superintendent of the Phila
delphia and Reading Railroad was yester
day sentenced to six months in jail for
maintaining a nuisance m the shape of a
fence along the line of its road on disputed
ground. The Jndge said a fine would not
be sufficient punishment.
Philadelphia, September 16. Some
months ago Isaac A. Sweigard, General
Superintendent of the Philadelphia and
Reading Eailroad, was convicted, in the
old Court House, of maintaining a nuisance.
This nuisance consisted in a fence erected
along the line of ihe Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad at Port Richmond, cut
ting off access to streets on either side of the
road. A motion for a new trial was made,
and to-day Judge FInletter overruled the
motion and was about to Impose sentence,
when Thomas Hart, Jr., counsel for Mr.
Sweigard and the railroad company, in
formed ihe Court that as there were several
important legal questions involved, it was
desirable to obtain a decision from the Su
preme Court upon them, and that he pur
posed taking
to that tribunal. In the meantime he de
sired that judgment upon the verdict of
guilty should not "be entered at this time,
saying that immediately upon the affirm
ance by the Supreme Court pf the proceed
ings in the Quarter Sessions the fence would
be at once removed, but if jndgment'was to
be entered he thought that a fine would an
swer, and that no imprisonment should be
Judge Finletter replied that ,he would
treat this corporation as anyone else. It
had no title to the land, and, in fact, had
no right of way. The only right that it
possessed was the consent of the owners
over whose land the railroad passed, who
permitted its use without requiring dam
ages from the company, and, notwithstand
ing this, the company bad gone and exer
cised the right of ownership, and
The imposition of a fine, he thought,
would be useless, "for what difference
would it make," he said, "to the company
if it owed 510,000, more or less. If a simple
fine were imposed it might be paid and the
company continue to maintain the nuisance,
whereas if imprisonment were imposed it
would be notice to every one who should
work at or continue the maintenance of the
nuisance that they were liable to imprison
ment." r
For these reasons, and others, he imposed
a. fine of $l,00O.and sentenced Mr. Sweigard
to six months, imprisonment He added
that the imprfsonment would not be en
forced without giving time to Mr. Hart to
get his writ of error and an allocatur from
the Supreme Court "Hereafter," he said,
"if the Supreme Court should affirm the
judgment and the nuisance be abated, he
might not enforce the sentence of imprison
ment."' Mr. Hart said to the Court that
the fence would come down in 24 hours.
Old notch Held Up by Chicago Highway
man, Bat They Get Nothing.
Chicago, September 16. The many
times millionaire B. P. Hutchinson, better
known as "Old Hutch," the great manipu
lator of the grain market, was .the
victim of footpads early this morn
ing. He had just left his office, where
he spent the night, presumably devis
ing some new scheme for a squeeze on the
Board of Trade, and was quietly sauntering
home. At the corner of Van Buren street
and Pacific avenue,. the old .gentleman was
suddenly accosted by two tough looking
men who demanded his money or his life.
Mr. Hutchinson threw up his hands with
out a murmur, while the highwayman
searched his bockets. He found nothing,
so "Old Hutch" claims. Immediately on
their leaving him, the venerable financier
yelled lustily "Police!" Several officers
responded, but 'the bootyless thieves es
caped. .
Two Southern Stenmers Arrive With Snj
peeled Subjects Aboard.
New York, September 16. The steam
ship Cairngorm arrived at quarantine on
Sunday afternoon. At 6 o'clock John
Wood, a fireman, died, and his disease ex
hibited many symptoms of yellow fever.
An autopsy confirmed the surgeon's suspi
cions. The Cairngorm left Ihguayra Sep
tember 3, Porto Cabello September 4 and
Ouracao September 6, with 16 passengers.
The steamship Hondo, arrived on Sunday
from"Greytown, with one sick passenger,
Joseph Sermell. He was very weak and
partly delirious. It was suspected be had
yellow fever, and he was removed to Swin
burne Island. Both the Hondo and the
Cairngorm were disinfected before they
came up to the city.
Ber Husband In Court When n Trno BUI Is
i Brought in.
Atlantic City, N. J., September 16.
The September term of court, before which
Mrs. Robert Bay Hamilton will appear in
the role of a criminal, convened this morn
ing at May's Landing, Judge Alfred Reed
presiding. The grand jury finished their
business about 4:30 o'clock, finding an in
dictment of atrocious assault and battery
against Mrs. Hamilton. She will probably
be called on to 'plead to-morrow, and be
placed ou trial Wednesday, Robert Kay
Hamilton attended the opening of court
.Nurse Donnelly has so far recovered from
her wounds that she is able to take her meals
downstairs, and will appear against her
former mistress when the case is called for
trial. Mrs. Hamilton entertains strong
hopes of being able to free herself.
The Noted Outlaw Breathes Ills Last in a
t Minnesota Prison. .
Stillwater, Minn., September 16.
Bob Younger is dead. The noted bandit
was sentenced to the Stillwater Penitentiary
for life in 1876 for murder committed while
attempting to rob Northfield (Minn.) Bank.
He began failing rapidly at 6 o'clock to
night, lemarking: "I have but three hours
to live."
At 10:30 his eyes closed forever, and the
most picturesque figure in modern outlawry
closed his career on earth.
TTf tm
Odd Fellows of tho World NowNnmber Can.
slderably Over a, Million Too Order
UeTer More Prosperous Dele-
gartb Frpaj All States.
Columbus. SeDtember 16. A
rain nonrln? down all the aftemoonweS
evening seriously interfered with
musical and military programme of
sixty-fifth annual meeting of the Bovereig:
GraadLbdjeL O. O. F making the re
ception ot 'visitors uncomfortable work.
Visitors caste In by thousands during the
day and eyeaing. however, tbo promise of
cooler and par wejrtber offsetting the 'dis
hearteniag'fjeetef the drizzle. The busi
ness of the 8ve4ga Grand Bodge meeting
began at noes.
The Lodge u called to order by Grand
Sir John C. Underwood. There were pres
ent 162 delegates, representing every State
and Territory lovtbe United States, all
the jurisdiatioe'of Canada, besides Den
mark and Europe. First .Grand Guardian
John W. Perkins, of Maniehasetts, quali
fied, and Past Grand E. Hi Archer, of this
city, was appointed AssistjjRt Grand Mes
senger of the session. Th4feport o Grand
-Sire Underwood says, that the i O. O. F.
was never in a mora prosperous condition
than now.
The following official" figures show the
strength of the order: Number of white
Odd Fellows on the' globe January 1, 1889,
independent order, 653,787; Manchester
unity, 788,492: total, 1,341,275-fuIIy 250,
000 more than that reported by
the next largest civilized secret
society. Number of Patriarchs Militant
Departments 47, an increaseof 1; eeaa
ponant cantons 546, an increase of 35; Band
cantons 3, an increase ot 2; chevaliers made,
3,165, an Increase of 77; canton members
19,223, an increase or 1,741; value of milit
ary outfit and other assets of cantons $782,
528. an increase of $113,694.
The Grand Sire makes a number of rec
ommendations, among them being that the
constitution be changed so as to admit to
the order, with the consent of guardians,
young men 18 years old; that the Sovereign
Grand Lodge reiterate its recognition of the
military movement in the order.
The most important recommendation of
the Grand Sire, is that suggesting therais
ingof a million' dollars or so to build a
temple or permanent borne for the highest
body of the order. The plan contemplates
a peneral parade and demonstration of the
Patriarchs Militant to be held annually,
and that it be made the means of raising
a fund for the above purpose, the enterprise
to be held in abeyance till sufficient money
has been raised.
Grand and subordinate lodge reports show
that during the year there were 56,112 per
sons initiated and 5,752 reinstatements
total, 61,864. The suspensions, withdrawals
and deaths were 42,523.
C P. Bnntlngton Knfnses to Allow His
Daughter to Marry a Prince.
Paris, September 16. The match, be
tween Prince Hatzfeldt and the daughter of
Mr. C. P. Huntington has been broken
off. The Pacific Railroad magnate has con
cluded that he will not pay the Prince's
debts, which should be settled by the
Prince's father and mother, who are able
to do so if they wished. Mr. Hunting
ton declared to the Prince that he would
only allow Clara, who is an adopted
child, a modest income, and added that
it would be stopped altogether if there were
any attempt made to discount it Prince
Hatzfeldt indignantly refuses to accept any
such' terms.
The comment in American circles at
Paris is that Mr. Huntington has given
evidence of much good sense by his de
cision. It is asserted that he learned
during his trip through Germany
that Prince Hatzfeldt was not an honorable
man, and that there were several reasons
why he conld not live in his native
country. On learning Mr. Huntington's
intentions the Prince's ardor under
went a considerable modification, and
indeed, the only person whose
feelings of affection have suffered no change
is Miss Huntington herself, who is stLU ex
ceedingly anxious to acquire the Erince's
tarnished coronet and heart However, she
has no lack of suitors.
Chattanooga Will Give the Army of the
Cumberland a Hoyal Welcome.
Chattanooga, September 16. The city
is in holiday attire, and is dressed from cen
ter to its limits in gay national colors,
preparatory to the coming of the Society of
the Army of the Cumberland which will
meet in this city in reunion on
the 18th, 19th and 20th iust
Flags and bunting fly from almost every
window in the oity and the main streets are
decorated with mammoth flags, streamers
and banners, on which are printed appro
priate mottoes, and from which hang sus
pended portraits oi the leading Generals
who took part in the battles about Chatta
nooga. General Rosecrans. President, and Gen
eral Cist, Secretary of the society, arrived
to-night. From present indications there
will Be 20,000 strangers in the city daring
the reunion.
A Party Preparing to Look for 1,000
Ounces of the Precious Metal.
Portland, Ore., September 16.' A
party is being organized to search for the
famous Lost Cabin, which is supposed to
contain 1,000 onnces of gold gathered many
years ago. A party of miners, years ago,
it is said, discovered wonderfully rich dig
gings somewhere on the Cascade Mountains
and took ont 1,000 onnces of the metal.
Ooe night they were surprised by hostile
Indians, and all but two were murdered.
The survivors finally found theirway into
the settlement of the Willimette Valley,
nearly dead from hardship and hunger. All
Erevioas attempts to find the lost cabin
ave failed.
He Addresses an Important Letter to the
French Government.
London, September 17. The Chronicle's
correspondent at Borne says the Pope has
addressed a protest to the French Govern
ment relative to the circular letter sent to
the Bishops by M. Thevenot, the French
Minister of Justice, in which he reminded
them they were prohibited by law from
taking part in the elections.
Ho Asks for a Treasure Box, Which Is
Promptly Given Him.
Sacramento, September 16. The stage
between Forest Hill and Auburn was
Btopped this morning by one masked man,
who demanded the Wells, Fargo & Co.
treasure box. The box was given him, and
he escaped with it. It is not known how
much it contained.
A British Consul and His Friends Taken
Into Castody by Mistake.
Beloeade, September 16. Mr. McDon
ald, the British Consul at Nisch, aud a
party of friends were recently arrested as
brigands while traveling in Servia. It-was
some time before they could establish their
identity and secure their release, ,
wait Rmm. Bmm. HflHM a
"Tain. adTitrttu to TDK B Ml PATCH. V- "4
Parebavera can be feaad 'for verytfataa;
olTered,For Sals la THE BiSFAWJH.
THE DISPATCH Is tfca best advertUac
median la Western Pennsylvania. Tryk.
One-Araed Eftraeyslalfagber-Yiciew ?
ly Uses a Kees Caselguie
. .
,tj Alswd at the Ewrt Ju VvM
(Jffiylegsa. Wrist." ' .
TADfiSmAM cawi.
Inspector McAleese Will Ask tie GrMd Jury to-,
Bsa tke Case.
A dangerous ex-denizea of Cherry Hill
Penitentiary resisted arrest by Pa4MHa
Martin Mogan in the First wae! kt'ifct
by using a sharp knife witst. deadly latent.
The officer pluokilr held oa to hlsassailaat.
who is under' arrest The peliee sntsieritlea
will make ft hot for we wleMer of tfee
knife. &
Policeman Martin Jtfogaa. whet bt;ij
in the First ward, was vieiotwly assailed.
star fn nw A Mtfcss a AsAAfarini a IbT ah
" us."J wvwmvm vsvmt imiw rn- s
ney uaiiagner, wno was armed wijfc a keen-
An & A a salrMi ftm Q avahaT WMm T m a
one of which took eStet. inSiein a verrJI
severe cnton the wrist, ft hu'j)wkk
an artery.
Officer UogiB'a story, toli arteewJi
wonnd had been dressed by the Beiiee ttr-3
geon, is as follows. "I was -MtraKar'ar.c-
beat, about 9.o'cfeek, when, at the sorasi of '
Second and Ferry streets, I saw a a '3
named James Moretand talking' with s
woman. Barney Gallagher, the zaaa who
atterward assaulted me, was standt-ur near "J
the couple. la a few moments, tie we-sna SI
walked away, Merelaad stepped oyer to'1
uauaguer ana saia a lew woros, aw i-ae-a
was knocked down by Gallagher. I quick
ened my pace and caught up with Galla-"
gber, who was walking slowlydowB Firy :
street, and I asked him why he b-d,trtKt?
the other man. Before he eeakl astwer
Moreland, who Ead picked himself up, eaao
along toward ns. I said to his t&attE
wanted him, aud as he came closer, L jwt
my hand on his shoulder and told beta aea -1
to consider themselves under arrest. Galla
gher immediately commenced slashing with
the knife. I think he must have had it al
ready open in his hand, tor he
ttrA T V.!f.. l.-l.!- -."!... 1 ;i.of.. .. V
uuu j. unigig iim.uta Vflgiual IHteKWOB was
to cut Moreland, who, however, took to his
heels the moment he saw the knife. Galla
gher slashed at me twice with the knife, cat
ting a gash ten inches long in my coat each ' '
time, and the knife penetrated the lining of-,
my vest each time. Both of his first blows
were directed towaid niy heart, and,
I think would have reached it. if. X
had not had a pair of wooden nippers" vj
iu uij iiuiuc coai pocsxi. xon lairo.
blow struck the inside of my wrist and
I felt the blood spurt I struck him on the
I.A t .with n. - ttm MJ 4......&.1 t- !. n.
blow leave him brought him to the navei'
ment, but he still tried to cut me. I gaTe A
mm anotner mow which kept him quiet
until I could call the patrol wagon, which I
did after wrapping-my handkerchief abound
my arm."
Gallagher was broughtto the Central sta
tion ami searched. The knife was fonnd
upon him, also a small amoant of miner.
D. nn. j ji.i.i . .j -. .
xkugcA s jwuu iuiujcuiaieiy rceegaijeu trai
lagher as a noted thief and "shell gam"
worker who was recently released from
Cherry Hill Penitentiary after serving 1,8
monins lor tnievery lrom tne person.
VnDU 1 tfl -111 UIIIU -CT A TOO
nv.JU.lw VUUXA JE n IJI-T. .?1
ie nas recently oeen "working" county
fairs in this end of the State, and is re
garled as a very dangerous character.
Roundsman Mogan s wonnd was dressed
after he had lost an immense amount or
blood, and he was given a bed in the hospi
tal department of Central station. Tho
knife reached the bone, and it was the
opinion of Dr. Xangfitt that the extreme
point of the knife broke off in the bone, So
great was the lorce of the blow. The officer's
escape from more serions injury was the
subject of congratulations from Inspector
McAleese and other officials oi Central sta
tion. James Moreland. the third uarlv In tha
fracas, was subsequently arrested and J
uivukuii u vcumu aiafciuu. -no ueiuugs m 9
the Twenty-fifth ward and bears a eood 1
reputation. A friend subsequently an- J
ucuicu an VlCUbfO Bijauuu OiiU U11CJ7CU to gl f J
nut uau.
Magistrate Gripp was aroused from his
honest slumbers and came down to make out
the bail-bond. When the obliging friend
had signed his name to it Moreland was '
told to go, but declined to avail himself 0C4
freedom, a proceeding so unusual as to,
Iiaralyze the authorities. At a late hour
ast night he was still clinging to durance
vile with great tenacity.
Inspector McAleese stated that imraedi-,
ately after this morning's hearing he will
present the case to the grand jury and make
an effort to have Gallagher "railroaded" for
as long a term of years as possible. Thet'
Inspector thinks that a short shrift should
be accorded Gallagher as a warning not to
trifle with keen casekniveswhenPittsburg'a
"Finest" are concerned.
The assault upon Mogan is the first seri
ous affair of the kind since the Department
of Public Safety took charge ot police af
fairs. Mogan is held in high estimation by
his superiors, who are disposed to make anu
example of his assailant
Real Estnte Owners Near There Wild Witht
Excitement. '
Chief Bigelow, of the Department of
Public Works, still refnses to tell the con
tents of Mrs. Schenley's letter, but he ad
mits that it forecasts a-big thing for the city.
He also states that property in the vicin
ity of tne proposed Schenley park
has advanced, since it has been
learned that Mrs. Schenley will donate the parte,
300 per cent, and he teils of one man who a few
vears ago less than Ave bought 21 acres as
.tii. n n . .. in, m .. ..ah ..a wi iwi .. ma
taxes can ciose out ai a clear prom 01 i&j,mj.
Mr. Bigelow says the problem agitating sur
rounding property holders now is, howmncb.
to ask. Is there not a probability that some
may lose the substance while diving after the
Fittsburg Bottlo Makers Requested to Help"
Knock Oat Prohibition.
All the glass bottle manufacturers in tha
Pittsburg district have received a type-written
copy of the following letter:
Bisst-LECK. Dae., September 10..
Deak Siks: A popular election will be held la
North Dakota on October 1. oa the question of
absolutely prohibiting tne tale and manufacture
of liquor In the Statu forever. As jour business
makes you interested In the defeat otsucb a propo
sition, we ask you to aid ns financially la oar '
campaign against the movement. Any contribu
tion vou may see fit to glre should be remitted to
ns. Very respectfully. Wise 4 Uoodkixd.
Thns far Pittsbureers have not contributed a
cent. The Keystone State has not steadied up ,
yet in iu uwu uj;ui aiuug uiab uae.
Supporting Union Mbops.
A meeting of the Journeymen Horseshoers' v'
Union was held last night. They adopted reso
lutions declaring that tbeywtll give their sup
port' to all master horseshoers who employ
union men ana pay tne scale ox price. t-j
V?W .u ..vf., .uu uiu uun MlVIiWV.UfViri
and after adllng Interest to the price paid and. ..
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