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MERRILL IS WILLI
He Has About Made Up His
Mind to be Corporal Tan
HIS OPINION OF TANNER.
He Thinks the Ex-Commissioner Was
A EOUGH BAKING, FOEB AND AFT.
Tic Administration Forced to Act m It Did
The Corporal's Erratic Disposition
Wlint Broke the Camel's Back Mojor
Merrill Talk nt Length on a Subject on
Which Ho Claims to be Well Informed
Instances Wherein the Ex-Commls-loncr
Was at Fault Three Excellent
Government Job Open loHlm A Charit
able Apology Offered for fcoroo of His
Major Merrill, of Boston, has abont con
cluded to accept President Harrison's proffer
of the Commissionersbip of Pensions. In a
lengthy talk with a reporter he gives his
ideas of the reason why Tanner was not a
success, and why his removal became a
necessity to the administration.
jspeciax. ttxeobam to the DisrATCiM
Boston, September 19. Major George
Sargent Merrill, at the present time Insur
ance Commissioner of Massachusetts, draw
1 ing a salary of 53,000 a year,
has been offered by President Har
rison the place of Commissioner of Pensions,
and the Major has decided to accept the ap
pointment At least he had abont made up
his mind to leave the pleasures of his pres
ent office for tbe more difficult ones of the
Pension Bureau at an early hour this after
soon. "I was one of those most pleased when
President Harrison appointed my friend
Tanner," said the Major, "and I was more
than anxious that he should succeed, but
he was not a success. He was not discreet,
and his manner of running the Pension Of
fice would, if carried out, not only have in
volved himself, but many others with him
in some degree of culpability. As every
body is aware, Jim Tanner
IS A TEKSONAL FKIEND
of mine; but I must say there was so
alternative for the administration but to re
move him from offic:. The fact is that not
withstanding the great shouting that Tan
ner was doing such an immense amount of
work in the Pension Office, there was less
wort bv far being done than had been ac
complished by his predecessor.
"Mr. Tanner, in giving the utmost at
tention to the re-rating and reissue of pen
sions, had seemingly neglected the granting
of new ones, or of attending to the thou
sands of pension claims now pending at the
Pension Bureau. The Corporal really did
not attend to his work. He seemed to rely
much on subordinates. During his first 18
weeks in office, when he should have been
acquainting himself with the office ma
chinery and the routine of the work, he was
absent eight weeks.
HIS CLIQUE OF CLERKS.
"There was a regular clique formed among
his own clerks, which apparently did not
attract his attention, and if the work of this
clique really did come under his attention,
he permitted their work to go on without
his disapproval. In this combina
tion were 2G pension employes,
and they all secured tor themselves
either a new ratine or back pension money,
amounting all the way from 400 to 6,000.
The recent investigation into the adminis
tration of the bureau, instituted by Secre
tary Noble, unearthed the fact that at least
23 of these cases were contrary to both the
facts and the law appertaining to them.
One of his queer freaks, and one which
is wholly unaccountable to his friends, is
his disregard for the appropriation limit of
his department It appears that on one of
his trips "West he fell in with a pension
agent who claimed that his allowance for
clerk hire was not sufficient to meet
THE OBOWIKG DEMANDS
of his office. I'll fix that all right, was the
Corporal's rejoinder. On his return to
"Washington he immediately sent out a cir
cular to the pension agents throughout the
country asking if their allowance for clerk
hire was sufficient Taking Boston as
an example, Agent Peach replied
to this circular by saying that while he had
sufficient clerk hire at the present time to
meet the requirements of his office, still the
increased number of pensioners would war
rant him in asking for an extra allowance of
$500. In ansu er to this Commissioner Tan
ner sent the authority for him to expend
About this time Sepretary Noble's atten
tion was drawn to the fact that the Commis
sioner was increasing the clerk hire through
out the country, and he sent for him to give
an explanation. 'Don't you know, Com
missioner,' said the Secretary, 'that this in
crease will lead you to exceed your appro
priations?' A EEMAEKABLE TA1TH.
"'I know that,' said the Corporal,
'but we can ask Congress to cover
the deficiency when that body
assemblies. The Secretary did not agree
with the Commissioner on this way of con
ducting business, and he immediately
ordered all pension agents not only to re
turn to their former figures, but in
those cases where they had taken the Com
missioner's authority and increased their
expenses accordingly, they must retrench
enough to prevent a deficiency in the allow
ance in their department The agent at
Boston has not only been compelled to dis
charge tbe extra clerks he hired, but also to
cut the salaries of others in order to get
back where he started from.
"All this work of course has been
brought to the attention of the President,
and the Corporal has been warned that no
such administration of his department
would be countenanced. But there was
A PECUXIAB CASE
which came directly under the attention ot
the. President, . An army officer in New
York secured leave of absence and drew
100, saying he was going to visit his wife.
It is known that he did not leave the
city that night, hut for some reason or other
put up at French's Hotel. Three or four
days afterward his body was found floating
in the bav. His skull was fractured and
his money and watch were gone.
Coroner's jury decided that he
been killed. His widow some
afterward made application to
bnreau for a pension, on
ground that the sufferings endured by her
husband while in active service had so
weakened his mind that he had committed
suicide. This application went through the
several examining and revising boards con
nected with the bureau, and
IN EVERr INSTANCE
they recommended that it should not be
granted. With all their disapproval, it
was finally placed before the Corporal. He
wrote on the back 'This application is ap
proved.' The pension officials brought the
case to Secretary Noble, and he referred it to
President Harrison. "The President sent
for the Commissioner. Said he: 'There
must be no sentiment in the administration
of our duties. "We are both under oath for the
proper conduct of our offices. Now I cannot
account for the granting of this pension
after it had been rejected by the pension
people who had investigated it "Willyou ex
plain why you think it should be granted?'
'Well, Mr. President,' said the Commis
sioner, 'when I took that application up,
a vision with two pictures appeared to me.
I saw on the one hand this poor woman,
providing the Government refused to assist
her, driven to the washtub for a living, and
another picture of the fat and growing
Treasury, aud I concluded to give her a
MADE A TECK OF TROUBLE.
"The erratic disposition of the com
missioner and his total disregard of the
wishes of influential friends of the adminis
tration has brought a peck of trouble
about the heads of both Secretary
Noble and President Harrison. An ex
ample in point occurred right here in
Massachusetts. One of our Congressmen
wrote the Commissioner requesting him not
to interfere with the Pension Board as at
present constituted in his town. 'I told
him said the Congressman, 'that the
Chairman, a doctor, who was my family
physician, had been honored by the
town in every way; was a leading Bepubli
can, and in every way was entitled to the
administration's favor.' For fear that the
first letter might miscarry, the Congressman
wrote a second letter, even stronger than
the first, -and judge of his surprise, a
hw days later, when the entire board was
removed by the Commissioner. All the
satisfaction he gave the Congressman was
that he had forgotten the letters, yet both
of them had been placed on file.
TLENTT OF PLACES.
"Tanner has been offered one of three
places. One is Begistrar Bosecrans' place,
salary 4,500, and nothing to do; a United
States Marsnalship, with a residence at
Brooklyn and a salary of. 4,000, and the
place of Consul at Melbourne, the salary
being 4,000. I don't think the position
of Becorder of Deeds for the District of Co
lumbia has been offered him. "When I
urged him to accept one of these
places lie said he had received
an offer from a private corpora
tion of 5,000 a year, and he thought
this would be a better place. I told him I
did not think so; that any place under the
Government employ would be better for
a while. The whole country would be talk
ing over his removal Irom office, and if the
administration continued him it wonld be
a certificate of its assurance for his anility,
honesty and good Judgment."
Major Merrill did not think the Corporal"
would mase any trouble lor the adminis
tration, or that there would be any great
fuss over his removal.
"Corporal Tanner is in continual pain
from the old wound from the war," said
Major Merrill, "and takes more or less
whisky to deaden his sufferings. He may
have taken too much liquor at times, and
this may account for some of his
mistakes. The last straw to break the
camel's back was his speech at Minneapolis.
He had pledged all his friends that he
would not talk on pensions before that con
vention, for he was told what he
said on pensions was authoritative,
and he should be careful. He
promised he would not say a word,
and yet he took the platform and supported
a bad bill by a worse speech. That night's
work sealed his fate, aud the next day
prominent Q. A. E. men knew he wonld
have to go."
GAINING ON THE DEFENSE.
The Prosecuilon In the Cronln Trial Cntch
ing Up In Challenges.
tSrECTAt. TSXEPBASI TO TUB DISPATCH.1
Chicago, September 19. There was a
time during the Cronin trial when the per
emptory challenges used by the defense out
numbered two to one those canceled by the
State. The present week has been disas
trous to the lawyers for the prosecution, per
emptory after peremptory having been used
by them, until they are now only 1C behind
the defense. The prisoners escaped to-day
without having to lose a single peremptory,
while the State found it necessary to use
four. The examination of veniremen was
rapid, but there was little in the questions
and responses to interest the spectators, who
occupied all the benches in the room. If
there had not been a tilt between Hynes
and Forrest, during the morning session,
the day's proceedings would have been ab
solutely featureless. As usual in all snch
spats between Hynes and Forrest, the latter
was driven into the ceiling, and then pulled
out by the heels. The prisoners laughed as
heartily as anybody at the discomfiture of
The nineteenth venire, calling for 20 men.
was issued this evening. There will be no
morning session of court to-morrow. The
examination of jurors will continue for
four hours and a half in the afternoon, be
ginning at 1 o'clock.
POOE P0ST0FF1CE METHODS.
A GoTcrnment Inspector Strongly Condemns
tbe Blllwnnkco Slanaeenient.
Chicago, September 19. Postoffice In
spector George Fleming arrived from Mil
waukee this morning, very much incensed
by the conduct of Postmaster Paul in the
case against J. E. Nuzune, the letter car
rier arrested for appropriating mail. Said
That carrier was stationed at a sab-station,
hat went on a spree, daring which he failed to
report for work, but stopped at a cheap lodging
rouse near me main posiouico. r or one week
he went through the down-town district collect
ing mail. No one reported him, and tbe sub
station Superintendent of dellrary did not
deem the mac's disappearance from his work
wortnyot a report vnen .nazune was ar
rested he had 150 pieces of mail matter on his
person. These Postmaster Panl ordered de
livered, bo that m hen I reached Milwaukee the
United States had very little evidence against
the carrier. I expostulated with ilr. Panl for
dome as he did-
"Why." said he, "the first point of law Is to
show Intent. This carrier had no intention of
robbing the malls." The United States Attor
ney, however, proved otherwise, and Nnzune
was held to the grand Jury.
The Indians Are to be Civilized.
"Washington, Secretary 19. The Secre
tary of War has decided to accept the offer
of the Indian Bights' Association to pur
chase a tract of land In North Carolina for
Geronimo's band of Indians, now confined
at Mount Yernon barracks, and to establish
them there in a more civilized mode of life.
Tlio Fiery Gnnnllct Ran by Oregon Trains
Desolation and Death Following In
the Wake of Forest Fires.
tSFZCIAL TEtEOlUK TO THE PlSr ATCn.i
Portland, Ore., September 19. Pas
sengers arriying by train and boat tell of
burning woods in all directions. Yesterday
the Oregon Railway and Navigation train
for miles ran a fire gauntlet through
the Cascade Mountains. The heat
was withering aud the smoke made
life a burden. Henry Hill, a prominent
newspaper man who came in on this train.
says the ride was one of the most terri
ble experiences of his life. At times
it became necessary to close all the
windows and shutters of the cars and dash
through a fiery tunnel, caused by the flames
leaping above the railroad track from both
sides of the road. Twice the passengers
were called upon to help extinguish burn
Many people have been fighting fire all
night and day, until they are utterly ex
hausted, and one rancher near Portland is
not expected to live through the night A
night ride up the Columbia river, when the
forest-clad mountains are great fields of fire,
is an experience that will never be forgotten
by him who makes the voyage.
"I have been over to Europe and Asia,"
said a New York gentleman to a Dispatch
reporter, to-day, "and have seen most of the
scenic wonders of my native land, but the
voyage I made last night through the heart
of the flaming mountains is immeasurably
the grandest sight I have ever witnessed.
"Any estimate of the losses that have at
tended this sweeping destruction of the
forest of the Northwest would be nearly
worthless. Hundreds of homes are in ashes,
miles of fencing have been leveled, orchards
lie dead and blackened, and occasionally
come sad tales of desolation and death."
The flames have swept down to the very
gates of Portland, and hundreds of men are
out fighting fire by day and nisht The
bold semi-circle of hills to the northwest of
the city is a red background of flames,
and many men are out beating back
the fires from the city park and. the county
buildings. The Catholic Seminary, near
the city, has become a place of reluge for
many small farmers who have been driven
from their clearings by flames. The whole
country is fighting the common foe.
TAEIFF NOT TO BLAME.
Not Because of Protection Do South Ameri
cans Denl With Others Than the
United Stntrs Senor Arn
ISFECIAI. TELECBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, September 19. Many of the
South and Central American delegates to
the Congress of American Nations to con
vene in "Washington on October 2 have ar
rived in New York, on their way to the
capital. The British 6teamer Hondo, which
arrived here on Monday from Central
American ports, had among her passengers i
the Hon. Manuel Aragon, who has beer
deputed by Costa Bica as one of her repre
sentatives. senor .aragon nas oeen .Minis
ter of Finance in Costa Bica, and Actin
President of Congress, and has filled othe
offices, having long been prominent in th
politics of his country.
In a talk with a Dispatch reporter re!
garding closer commercial relations between
this country and those of the south, Senor
Aragon said that he was unwilling to speak
on the subject officially. "But as a mer
chant doing business in Costa Bica," he
said, "I have, of course, given that subject
much consideration. "We deal with .En
gland, Prance and Germany more than we
do with the United States not because of a
high tariff in this country on raw materials,
as a imve oiten neara it assertea, ,out De
cause we are suited better in those coun
tries. It is true that we send most of oul
raw products to those countries also, but it
is not because of that fact that we get mos
of our manufactured goods from themj
Beside, the things we export do not paj
heavy duties in this country. ,
"The reason, therefore, that Costa Eica
does not do a greater business with the
United States does not lie in your protective
tariff. If American manufacturers had
studied our tastes as the European manu
facturers have ever done, and produced
goods suitable to our trade as well as being
more lenient in their terms, there is every
reason to believe that you would have had a
greater part, if not all of our trade."
KO EEASON FOE FAILUKE.
An Assignment Where the Assets
Doablo the Inabilities.
IEFECIAI. TELEG1LUI TO TUB DISFATCB.
New York, September 19. Banker
Louis Straus, who made an individual as
signment without preference to lawyer
Charles B. Storrs on "Wednesday, did
not visit his place of business at
15 William street to-day. Assignee
Storrs said Mr. Straus had gone to Boston
on Tutsday night to try to raise money on
some of his mining securities to tide
the concern over its embarrass
ment. Previous to his deDartnre he.
had executed the assignment and left it
with Lawyer Storrs to be filed on Wednes
day, unless he should secure the help he
expected. Mr. Storrs, hearing nothing
from Mr. Straus, had the assignment re
corded. The examination of the accounts as far as
it had proceeded, had revealed no reason
wly Mr. Straus should adopt such a course.
Assignee Storrs had prepared no schedules
yesterday," and was unable to say what Mr.
Straus' assets and liabilities were. He
reiterated his statement of tbe day before
however, that there were assets ot'
5800,000, anvway. Mr. Straus is a young
man not yet 30 years of age, and was re
garded as very successful. How much his
liabilities are is a matter of conjecture, but
it is reported that thev are upward of $250,
000, with the nominal assets of twice that
SIXTEEN IEAES FOE THIETEEN CENTS.
A New York Jndgo Gives on Habitant Of
fender a Severe Sentence.
1SPECIAL TSLIOHAM TO Tni DISrATCn.l
New Yoee, September 19. Henry Fitz
gerald, an ex-convict, and an accomplice
met Henry Eckenauer, a young mechanic,
on his way home in Tompkins Square, on
the evening of August 24, and asked him
for money to "work the growler." Ecke
nauer said thai he hadno money, and there
upon Fitzgerald and hisaccomplice knocked
him down and robbed him of 13 cents. Fitz
gerald's accomplice escaped, but Fitzgerald
was arrested. He was tried aud convicted
to-dav in the General Sessions. Ex-Judge
Bedford told Judge Cowing that Fitzgerald
had served tvfo terms in prison for similar
offenses, and had been out of State prison
only three weeks when he robbed .Ecke
nauer. "Fitzgerald," said Judge Cowing, "you
nave Decome wnai is Known 10 tne law as an
habitual offender. You are a declared
enemy of society. Bobberies in our streets
by just such men as you are have become
frequent ot late, and it is the dutv of this
Court, when guilt is proven, as it wa in
your case, to give men oi your class a lesson
that I hope will have a deterring effect. I
sentence you to State prison at hard labor
for 16 years."
Pennsylvania Friends Want to See Him.
Portland, Oee., September 19. Will
iam T. Tobias, 22 years old, was arrested at
Kalam, "W. T., and taken to Seattle to
await the arrival of officers from Harris
burg, Pa., where he is wanted for forging
the name of" his employer to checks" to the
amount of (3,500.
BLACK AMD WALLACE.
The Ex-Lientenant Governor Talks
Spicily About the Ei-Senator.
HE IS IN THE HANDS OP PH1ENDS,
And Thinks His Principal Opponent for
Keit Tear's Nomination
SHOULD WAIT UNTIL HE IS ASKED.
This Teat's Campaign Mr. Black's Chief Concern Jnst
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Black has met
the interviewer in Philadelphia and un
bosoms himself freely. While he says he
is not fighting next year's battle, he has as
much to say of it as he has of this year's,
(SPECIAL TELEQUAJI TO THI DISPATCH.1
Philadelphia, September 19. Ex
Lieutenant Governor Chauncey P. Black,
who was the Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor in 1886, is in the city, giving his effort
to the promotion of the Democratic socie
ties, of which he is at the head in Pennsyl
vania. He looks remarkably well, is jolly
and genial as ever, and it is obvions from
his pointed expressions on the subject that
he would much rather be the Democratic
Governor of Pennsylvania than see ex-Senator
Wallace fill the position. "When asked
whether he had noticed the movements of
"Wallace as a gubernatorial candidate, and
the general expressions that he would be
Wallace's chief competitor, and whether he
had anything to say on the subject, he an
swered: 'No, I have not I know nothing except
wjat I see in the papers. I have been more
OKGANTZING THE MEANS
electing Democratic tickets than upon
tieir nomination. If we had had our sys
tjm of Democraiio societies extended
tlrough the party and in complete working
order last year, Mr. Harrison wonld not be
president to-day, and if we had had it in this
jtate in 1886, to carry on the discussion
jmong the voters -in every neighborhood,
mowing them where Bepublican policy and
leadership on liquor questions, labor ques
tions and corporation questions were tending,
Gteneral Beaver would not be Governor. I
think we should this year attend to the busi
ness in hand elect Bigler State Treasurer,
if we can, and prepare our organization for
the great struggle of next year, when all
these State issues must be fought over again,
and end, as we hope, in the triumph of the
people over the corrupt Bepublican
does not commit himself.
"But will you be a candidate?"
"That must be determined by others, not
myself. Democratic nominations in this
State ar not given to men because they per
sonally want them, nor are they made by
deals or combinations involving interests
other than the interests of the party and the
public. Mr. "Wallace and I agreed, in pub
lic declarations in 1886, that no one morally
fit for the great office of Governor wonld
degrade it by personally soliciting dele-
gates, or those who make delegates, and. tou J EnrceC Sl ThTiwcmlc f aVhT '
must either be mistaken in your recital of ; This undaunted courage not born of ex
his proceedings looking to the control fct ediency, and this devotion to the people's
next year's convention, or else he must
seeking support for some one else or protec
tion for some peculiar interest which he de
sires to look alter in that campaign. But I
have no concealments. AVhenever the Demo
cratic party wants me I am
EEADT FOK ITS SERVICE.
"If the convention of next vear should
conclude that my well-known 'and decided
opinions on the issues involved would
enable the party to poll more votes for me
than for a candidate less pronounced, I
wou'd accept the nomination, whether there
was ii chance of election or not, but I would
support any other nominee standing for
Democratic principles just as heartily.
There is, however, a chance, a plain one,
getting plainer daily. But we can afford no
mistakes. Our ticket, as well as our plat
form, must appeal to the masses. "We have
no hope elsewhere, and to seek a furtive
and dishonorable support from the allied
monopolies, or any part of them, would
simply bring us to utter and deserved ruin.
'I have- no idea that there will be any
surrender or any steo backward bvthe party
in 1890. We will go to the State on the
ISSUES AND PEINCIP1ES
upon which we stood in the campaign of
1888. Upon these we could after the
disastrous experience of the interval with
the Bepublican machine hardly 'fail to be
supported by a decisive portion of the great
anti-sumptuary majority, by enlightened
workingmen, justly incerised by the course
of both the Bepublican Legislature and Be
publican Governor, and by the growing
sentiment of the people in favor of the im
partial enforcement of the Constitution
which latter, as you will remember, the Be
publicans in 1886 promised faithfully to do
by an adaptation of the inter-State com
"In these paramount issues are the prom
ises of that Democratic success next year
wnicn is aireauy -in tne air. They were
reaffirmed by the convention which nom
inated Bigler to reform the treasury, and
THEY WILL BE BEAFFIKMED
with emphasis next year. The candidate for
Governor will be one who can stand upon
them with both feet and a clear conscience.
Be will also be one who represents the on
ward movement for tariff reform, and not
one who stands for reaction against Cleve
land and Cleveland's principles. With
such a candidate and the system of Demo
cratic societies in active operation from the
lakes to the Delaware, next year will be a
Democratic year. Meanwhile, those who
want success next year wiil go to work for
the organization and the tickets, State and
local, this year."
BOUNCED HIS SECRETARI.
Mayor Noonnn, of St. Louis, Thinks Best to
Discourse Air. Meade.
tSriCIAl. TELEGRAM TO TUB PISPATCn.1
St. Louis, September 19. Charles
Meade, Secretary to Mayor Noonan, who
was suspended from office a few days ago on
charges of forgery, of using the contingent
fund for his own purposes, of bartering
offices and other corrupt actions, was to-day
bonnced. Mayor Noonan says:
"Without desiring to reflect upon Charles
Meade, or saying that the charges made
against Mr. Meade are true or false, yet in
view of all the facts surrounding this mat
ter, and the character of the position occu
pied by Mr. Meade, I think the best inter
estsofthepublio and mvself can be sub-
servea oymasing his suspension permanent
CAUGHT IN A BEAU TBAP.
How Farmer Henderson Stopped a Big
Leak In His Corncrib.
rSFXCtlL, TXXSOBAM TO Tint DISPATCII.1
Ft. Smith, Aek., September 19. Will
iam Henderson, a farmer living in this
county, has been missing corn from his crib
for several weeks, and finally set a bear
trap among the shucks in his crib.
This morning when he went to look at his
trap Mr. Henderson had a negro in it. He
was caught by the foot, and the sharp
steels had nearly cut it off.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1889. M
THE SCENE OF A EIOT.
A Proclaimed Homo Balo Meeting In Ire
land Causes a Great Disturbance-'
The Authorities Interfered
at the Very Last
London, September 19. The little town
of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, is
to-night in a perfect frenzy of excitement,
and every man, woman and child in
the place is ranged on one side or
the other of a heated political
controversy, in which, too, nearlythe whole
surrounding country seems disposed to take
a hand. Nearly a week ago -a number of
English Liberals,- who are traveling
through Ireland, with the view of agitating
the Home Eule question on the native
soil, interested themselves to organize in
Dungannon a public meeting in the in
terests of Home Eule, the date of which
was fixed for to-night.
For nearly a whole week the fact that
such a meeting was to be held was well-
fcnown to everybody in County Tyrone, and
not a single word of objection came
from the police authorities. To-night,
however, Market square, where the
meeting was to have been held,
is filled with armed police, and placards are
posted proclaiming the meeting. This
action ot tbe authorities excites the most in-
tense indignation among those
sympathy with the objects
meeting, and a deputation of the Engl:
men who were chieflv instrumental ii
organizing it called upon the magistrate,
this evening to protest against, this attack
upon the right of freo speech. They were
told that the meeting had been proclaimed
because it seemed certain that if it was per
mitted bloodshed would result, as the
Orangemen propose to organize a counter
meeting only a stone's throw away, ia, case
the Home Bulers assembled.
Dungannon to-night is divided into, two
hostile camps, the Catholics and the Orange
men taking every opportunity to hurl flefi
ance at one another. Up to this time no
more serious consequences are reported than a
few broken heads, the results of isolated
disturbances, but as feeling runs very high,
and the police are nearly all concentrated
on the scene of the proclaimed meeting
news from that point is awaited with con
Ex-President Feels Assured That
Tariff Reform Will Eventually Tri
umph Pleased With His
ISFECIAI, TXLEQBAH TO TUB DISPATCII.1
fNEw Yoke, September 19. Grover
Cleveland talked with some enthusiasm to
s reporter, to-day, abont the progress of the
iriff reform movement which started with
lis famous message and knocked him out at
fie polls. Speaking of the recent conven
tions of the Democrats in Ohio and Hew
Jersey, he said:
I am very much pleased, as every other true
democrat should be, Doth with the utterances
cC the conventions on national questions, and
vith the nominees. The platforms and the
candidates stand for sturdy Democracy and tor
lpnest, wholesome tariff reform; and they indl
ilte that the Democratic party is in no mood
'or tlmo-servinc, hand-to-month erosion. The
Democracy, believing In certain principles and
latisfied that the tritimnh of thasn nHnMnlaa
involves the prosperity and well-being of the
people, boldly annonnce them, fn full reliance
in the sober thought and the intelligence of
nust Tfe"Wuse, manirestednot onlynn the action of the
party organizations in certain States, but In
viib icmocraiic utterances ail over tne land,
are sufficient to make as all proud of our party.
Nor do we fight a losing battle, with only the
consciousness of being right as our consolation
to defeat. It seems to me that there never has
leen such an advance In any political question
ss there has lately been in favor of tariff re
frm. A fair examination of the subject by
tie people is bearing fruit, and gives assur
ance that its triumph is at hand. So if among
tjo'e counted as Democrats there are found
tlnid souls, not well grounded In the faith, who
Itag for the flesh pots of vacillating shifts and
evasions, the answer to their fears should be
"prty honesty is party expediency."
trhe New York State Democratic Conven
tijn will meet on October L Mr. Cleve
land's declaration will doubtless be an in
spiration to the delegates. The national
plitform of 1888 will be indorsed in the
-fl: nl.nV nf 4nA Gtn & nlnliT-l
-. jJiauDi w. wit uwtbc, Jiuuaujr.
A SAMOAN PEINCESS ELdPES.
Sle Iienves a Dime Museum Company for
I Her Native Land.
(Minneapolis, September 19. Monday
a':ompany of natives of the Samoan islands
opened an engagement at the Dime Museum.
j- The party consisted of nine men, one woman
aad one child. The woman was comely
lloking, about 22 or 23 years of age,
pd claimed to be related to King
JMalietoa, of the Samoan Islands.
Sle gave it out that she was a
princess of the royal line, and that her
name was Silaulii. At tbe time tbe King
wii deposed by the Germans she left for
Sat Fraucisco to be educated. There she
reaained until about three weeks ago, when
shewas engaged by an agent to go with
some other natives on an exhibition tour
through the country.
Soon afterward the company opened in
Chicago. While there an American by the
name of J. S. Cotterell fell violently in'love
with her, followed her to this city, and yes
terday elooed with her. They are supposed
to have gone to San Francisco, as she has
been desirous of returning to her native
land since Malietoa is again in authority.
HE SLID DOWN THE HOSE.
Tho Manner In Which a Fire
enped From the Flames.
Kansas City, Mo., September 19. Fire
broke out in the second story of the Kansas
City Dessicating and Befining Works, at
Kansas City, Kan., this evening, and spread
with great rapidity. The works were en
tirely destroyed. The loss is placed at J75,
000; insured "in 24 companies for 544,000.
During the most exciting time of the fire,
when Chief Hafe, of Kansas City, Mo , was
directing his men from the roof of the en
gine house, some one carelessly removed
the ladder bv which he had as
cended, and when the roof of the
engine house gave evidence of its
being about to fall in he could not descend.
Finally he was forced to take to tbe hose.
He had to slide down about half way, when
the flames from above melted the hose and
he fell to tbe ground, a distance of about 15
feet. He was but slightly injured.
MEETING OF THE MINERS.
A Discussion Upon the Efght-Honr More-
ment and Other Subjects.
tSrZCIAI, TILEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCH.
Wilkesbabee, September 19. The
National Convention of the Miners of the
United States met in second day's session.
The eight-hour question was partially dis
cussed and then laid over until to-morrow.
Mr. Costello, of Pittsburg, said the best
way for the anthracite miners to get
cheaper powder was to organize, the same
as they did in Connellsville.
Inventor Shaw, of Philadelphia, brought
his gas detector to town to-night The con
vention will move that it be placed in every
mine. The eight-bour movement will be
Mrs. Barry and Messrs. Boe, Watchorn
and MiQuade addressed big audiences at
Nanticoke this evening. A branch assem
bly was then organized.
GUILTY AS CHARGED.
The JnryJDecides Against Mrs. Ham
iltonon the Second Ballot.
TWO YEARS IN THE STATE PRISON
Is the Sentence, Which the Jnds;e Consid
ers Yery lenient.
HER HUSBAND'S KEFUBAIr TO SEE HEE,
tently Declines to Comply With the Prison-
Evangeline Hamilton was yesterday coni
victed of atrocious assault and sentenced to
two years imprisonment. The jury stood IV
to 1 for conviction on the first ballot, aid an
agreement was reached on the second. I The
husband of the prisoner has declined o see
Mats Landing, N. J., S"eptembeJl9.
The closing scenes of the trial of Eva&eline
Hamilton, for the atrocious assaucupon
Nurse Donnelly, were exceedingly dalmatic
When word was sent to her that pejury
was out deliberating whether she wm guilty
or not, she excitedly paced her attif prison,
and frequently looked out of herwindow
upon the Court House wherein pe jury
were balloting. .
It was precisely 3 o'clock when (the jury
Announced that they had arrived a$a verdict,
aid filed into their respective seats. The
court room was crowded. A civil suit was
pending before the Court, and the crowd
waited impatiently for its conclusion. At
3:15 o'clock Sheriff Johnson led in the de
fendant throngh the side door of the Court
House. Mrs. Hamilton looked
PALE AND FATIGUED,
but walked with a firm demeanor through
the narrow passage way, and paid no atten
tion to the scrutinizing gaze of the crowd
on both sides of her. When brought within
the railing she sank wearily into the arm
chair, directly facing the jury. She was
dressed the sane as yesterday ( except that
the navy blue directoire was missing.
When seated 'she nervously twisted her
fingers, her hands being covered with pearl
colored gloves, er counsel took a position
behind her and smiled at the jury as if he
expected a victory and whispered to his
client, who nodded her down-cast head as if
in approval. Her head was turned aside
from the Prosecuting Attorney, who sat in
Within five minutes after the now thor
oughly broken-spirited woman faced the
jury the Clerk of the Court called the jury,
and its foreman's response in stentorian
"We find the defendant guilty as charged
in the indictment."
AN APPEALING GLANCE.
Mrs. Hamilton gave a perceptible start
and lifted her head for the fiVst time, turn
ing toward her counsel with an appealing
glance, and then toward the members of the
jury, who looked her in the face. Then her
head sank upon her breast, bnt she uttered,
no comment. Counselor Perry asked the
Court to poll the jury. As each one renlied
to the query of the clerk, "Guilty," the
scene became almost tragic, as the con
demned woman apparentlv had not a friend
in the court room to offer her consolation,
even ner nnsoana having gone away as If
unwiilingjfo remain to witness- her distress.
The jury took two ballots, the first re
sulting in a vote of 11 for conviction and 1
for acquittal. The man who voted for ac
quittal said he would agree to a verdict of
guilty of assault and battery, but not of
atrocious assault. Finding the other 11
men determined' he finally submitted to the
will of the majority.
Judge Beed. sternly said: "Evangeline
Hamilton" Then he hesitated, and after
a momentary pause said: "Stand up."
The woman arose with an effort and faced
the Judge, Counselor Perry standing be
THE SENTENCE PEONOUNCED.
You have been convicted of a grave charge,
that of atrocions assault upon Mary Ann Don
nelly, the extreme penalty for which is ten
years. Bnt there are extenuating circumstances
in this case, and tbe sentence I am about to
impose should be considered lenient in a case
of conviction for atrocions assanlt. I sentence
you to two years' confinement in the State
prison at Trenton, and you shall stand com
mitted until the costs of the case shall De paid.
Not by a movement or look did the con
demned woman betray any emotion. She
stood in a listening attitude while Counselor
Perry advised her to bear up and be of good
cheer. She resumed her seat and conversed
with several reporters, who took advantage
of the occasion to ply her with questions
until interfered with by Sheriff Johnson,
whose duty it has been to prevent any com
munication between his prisoner and ureas
representatives. Mrs. Hamilton condemned
her husband's apparent desertion, and said
the sentence was hard to bear.
WILLING TO TALK.
She was willing and apparently anxious
to talk, but was led away by the Sheriff.
She looked pale, but was not agitated. She
entered the Sheriff's residence throngh the
front door and proceeded toher attic prison,
which had been furnished luxuriously by
her infatuated husband when she was 'first
incarcerated, and before the full exposure of
her past career and the deception practiced
upon him had caused him to leave her to
Mrs. Hamilton will be taken to State's
prison next Saturday morning, in company
with half a dozen criminals convicted at
this term of court. She will have to serve
a 20 months' .term, provided she gets the
usual allowance of two months per annum
for good behavior. It is said that Mrs.
Hamilton repeatedly solicited an interview
with her husband while he wss here abont
some personal matters, bnt he declined to
go near her.
A dispatch from New York says that it
was rumored there at a late hour that Mrs.
Hamilton had committed suicide.
SUNDAY CONCERTS IN CINCINNATI.
The Court Decides That They Are Not
Cincinnati, September 19. On Sunday
night last Manager Fennessy gave a musi
cal entertainment at one of his theaters, and
he and others who participated were ar
rested. It was regarded as an effort to re
sume Sunday theatrical entertainments.
To-day the cases were heard before Jndge
Ermston, of the Police Court, on a demurrer.
The Court found that the statute clearly
prohibited on Sunday any theatrical or
dramatic performance, as well as various
other performances, but-that it is silent as
to a musical performance.
xne rule requiring criminal statutes to be
strictly constructed prevents making a musi
cal performance a crime or misdemeanor by
implication, and hence the defendants were
dismissed. This will open tbe theaters to
Sunday concerts, if they choose to try them.
HE "WILL NEYEE BE HANGED.
The Murderer of Frederick Gesswela Will
Not Lire for Trial.
New Yoke, September 19.' A Coroner's
jury here to-day, without leaving their
seats, found Christian Deyhle guilty of the
murder of Frederick Gesswein. The ac
cused was committed to the Toombs to
await the action of the grand jury. Deyhle
is in the last stage of consumption, and it is
believed he will not live to be brought to.
Under nn Immense Mass of Pall
at Quebec Cries of Help That
not ba Heeded Tbe Entire
City In Darkness.
Quebec, September 19. To-night sevei
tuousand tons of rock slid from Cape
mc id, at the end of Dufferin terrace, to
Ch mplain street, 300 feet below, demolish
in in its course seven dwellings. Up to
mi. night six bodies havejbeen taken from
them ins, viz, Thomas Farrell and two of
hifjchildren; also two children named Burke
an one nnknown child. 'Farrell's mother-in-law,
Mrs. Allen, and her husband, are
stid in the ruins.
About 25 persons have been removed from
the'debris badly injured. Some have broken
arms and legs and others are badly crashed
and mutilated. It is supposed that at least
SO persons are still under the ruins.
Battery B, the fire brigade and the police
force are on the grounds and rendering
valuable assistance. All the wounded re
moved from the ruins were convened to the
Marine and Fisheries Department, where
medical men and clergy looked after them.
The debris covers the road in a soliJ mass
some 300 feet in length and from 15 to 25
feet high. It is impossible to say at present
how many are dead and wounded. Every
one is working heroically and under diffi
culties, as the city is intensely dark, electric
ugut wires even Being pTOStratea.
Cries of "Help, help," are heard from be
neath the debris, but no help can be given.
Very little progress is made in recovering
bodies, owing to the stupendous mass of
rock- covering the ruins. More rocks are
falling, and It is feared that the whole
boulder forming the highest point of Quebec
will give way.
1 COT Iff A GUTTEB.
Singular Sleeping Place Selected bv a Pitts
burger in New York City Picked Up
With Nearly 8S.008 'In Bis
Pockets Ho la Sober.
rsFZCiu. tzxxobax to rax dispatch. i
New Yoek, September 19. A group of
colored women were gathered shortly before
midnight, on Wednesday night, in South
Fifth avenue, talking persuasively to a well
dressed man, who was very Inattentive to
their appeals to accompany them to a saloon.
The well-dressed man was lying full length
in the gutter, near Third street, but he ap
peared to' be comfortable. His fall derby
lay beside him in the roadway. He had
consumed a large quantity of champagne
and whisky before he concluded to lie down
in the gutter. ,
He was still conscious when Policeman
P. Mnrrav. nf th "Mar.ai fat tit;.,..
came along and told him that he would
catch a bad cold if he didn't get up, and
helped the stranger to the. station house.
There the prisoner said that he was Isaac
Dreifns, a cattle dealer of Pittsburg, and
62 years old. He had come to town on busi
ness and pleasure. Policeman Murray found
(55 in bills and silver and checks for $7,500
in Dreifns' pocket.
The prisoner asked the Sergeant, in an
unsteady tone, to give $5 of the $55 to the
poor; said that the police were pretty good,
fellows anyhow, and then went to a cell to
sleep. He was sober when he was arraigned
before Justice Gorman, at Jefferson Market,
this morning. The Jndge told him that the
indiscretion of drinking to excess and using
the city gutters for a couch would cost him
10. The cattle dealer paid it without a
murmur, and bade the Court and the police
man good-day ,and hurried away.
BI3JLAR.T0 THE FLACK CASE.
A Woman CUira That She Got a. Diroreo
'Without Her Knowledge.
Lancastee, Pa., September 19. A
brilliant wedding solemnized in this city in
the spring of 1872 is recalled by a law snit
now impending, which involves alleged im
position on the courts of New York City
and the eventual ownership of mining
property in Colorado that is expected to
aggregate over $1,000,000 in value. John
H. McMurdy, who was a lawyer in practice
in Washington was married to Miss Annie
Esbleman, of this city. There were
some rumors at tne time that the
bridegroom had another wife. Mc
Murdy soon moved West and engaged in
mining operations in Colorado. Mrs. Mc
Murdy, after giving birth to a son, died
while traveling in Europe, and McMurdy
himself died some years ago in Colorado,
leaving to the son, who now resides in this
city with his grandparents, mining prop
erty of great value.
But there is another claimant to the prop
erty in the person of a Washington woman,
giving the name of -Mrs. Marion E. Mc
Murdy, who claims to have been married to
McMurdy in 1866, and deserted by him in
1872. When she filed her claim to the
property under the laws of Colorado, she
was confronted with a divorce granted to
her by Judge Samuel Jones, of New
York City, in 1871, on her own allegations
of her husband's infidelity. She denies
that-she ever applied for a divorce or had
anyknowledgethat one was granted, and
threatens to bring snit to have tbe divorce
annulled, and thus establish her claim to
McMurdys property now vested in the son,
who is a minor.
Y1LLARD A NAPOLfiOH AGAIN.
He Does Not Care for.Crltlelsm by All the
New roBK, September 19. Henry Till
ard's friends declare that he is not worried
by Wall street criticisms of his course. He
is quoted as declaring that he expects the
Northern Pacific Company to be able to
maintain the proposed 4 per cent dividends
on Northern Pacific preferred stock. This
is his language:
"The earnings of the Northern Pacific
road have been growing siuce July 1 at such
a rate that by January 1 they will doubt
less show an aggregate gross increase ot
$2,000,000 and a net surplus for the pre
ferred stock of from 2 to 3 per cent. There
is every indication that the growth of the
business of the road will continue rieht
along. Then there will be the dividend
reserve fund to fall back on if the net sur
plus should not equal 4 per cent at any
"But I do not hesitate to express tbe be
lief that the road will earn more than 4 per
cent next year. This is the more certain as
we expect a considerable reduction in the
operating expenses from 61 per cent in
1888-9. A practically unlimited supply of
good and cheap steam coal that has been
secured to the company from the immense
coal fields newly opened in Central Mon
tana will enable it to effect a saving of fully
60 per cent in the cost of nearly one-third of
tbe fnel used, equal to more than 3 per cent
oi the operating expenses."
HTSTEKIOUS D0DBLE TEAGEDT.
A Country Couplo Visiting In Detroit Found
In Death's Embrace.
Deteoit, September 19. At an early
hour this morning a morose-looking couple
were seen walking aimlessly about the
streets of Windsor. Later in the day their
dead bodies were discovered lying side by
side in what is known as the old nursery
grounds. The woman had been shot through
the heart, evidently by her companion, and
an ugly wound in the man's forehead dis
closedthe cau;e of his death.
Their appearance was that of country
people in holiday attire, and it is probable
they were visitors to the DetroitExposition.
From papers found upon the man his name
is evidently Silas Densmore, of Bushville,
Ind., aud the woman presumably his wife.
ens Eight at the Feet tf Ferty-
LEASTS FOK THIS ASSIST,'
Charged With TkfetiBg- tie Uf fc
THEY WANTED W SASR 3Htl feffli
Than Uncle Sam Altowed TaesVaai WMfTiftity Bw -;
Warrants have bees iseaeCJbr e aweeif
of 42 postmasters ia swall Ceaeoietl
towns who are chtiged with settkf s4mJm'
on credit for the perpeee oi keepMpf mki
salaries up to the living aeteh.
nrJcctAi. xzxsosak to sax mwatgk.1
Noewich.Coxn.. Sewtetst-er 1!. Fo
two country postmasters of this State ae i
standing upon the OrinK or a ya.wantg,
chasm. The startling intellizeBea was ie-
ceived here to-night that 42 of tWi
gentlemen who tread around ia GoverBMsaij
shoes were deporting thnmnnlroB.
a manner altogether tea
to themselves and toe
to Uncle Sasa. United SteUa XswsJmII
Bates, of this city, was therefore oalM i
to bring these 42 delinquents is trkL0t
nas not yet started out upon Ms
up trip. However. Dis-PJ
spondent spent several hews ia Piistw i
an endeavor to find the aarafcsl, fevi wj to a.
lata honr Trftn nMnflnnwfHi. izA
The- story, or so much of it as the a4JwM-j
ues win mase puouc, is given ojiwe tla
ford Timu as follows: L'
WHAT THZT HATE DONE.
Warrants have been prepared by TJatl
States District Attorney SiH. of HarHert.'i
the arrest of 42 postmasters in Coaneetiaasy J
violating the law regarding retaras et
sold, and for Illegal acts deafened to 1
their emoluments. Special Attest. BwttV
Meriden, has been inrestlgatlBg tte afclr f r ,.
sarerai weesa. jronowisgupttioiaeae
he sneceded in detecting 12 pnstBMHwm ta,
violations of the statutes. The Aim afPaMmrJ
i-ainer a. wo. arcnitects. were loruuHyioe-w-M
in Bridgeport, where thev bad a lage biswiiifii i
and became widelr knows thre-wbMC the
Bute. Sometime ago ther resBered te lte-r V
York City. Recently they mailed oSMS-ter let
ters to a large number of CsjaasoticBt
postmasters, to the effect that tcy
wisnea to aistnoute wrougft tw n
many thousands of rlrnnlsTn rrrnrrttug: 1 1
ness enterprise, iney torwaroea te tse torn i
masters packages oi areolars 10 se wamsoa .
ana mauea at ineir postoaces. aoa rcqysiMtoa ,
the postmasters tosesdto tfcemtfee WHslat '
stamps used and they would remit byefeeck-1
Many of them knew tke aetsbeM at ibafcmJ
personally, especially these of FairttM aa4j
a ew Ataven counties, asd otfiers xaew ot i
firm by reputation. 3H
THE MONET IN" PT.
Outside of any personal frie4eW, 'Mm ,
postmasters bad reawaa of tMrowx far -':
plriag with the requests. At tfea snattee'j
offices which PaUscr; PaUser t Co. seJeotoa.
but their psy is based on tbe owteeee,1' a
shown by the amount of the staans
The greater the easeellatioa tke bat-.
ter tha income, and the oiresUM ,
the Aew xork nrsr. therefore, wonM,
materially increase the business and Hwir m
incomes.- This is is direct vtoiatloa at SfcehMr.
There was a further violation in tbe &8m at :
tne peetmasters to make oorreet
cttlars. and the neclect is
been doe to the falrar of the
reeelre narment for the stamro used.
oiates juarsnai Bates nas receivea te war-
the next 43 hours. Some time will be req8-Ird''-i
ior tne service oj tne aeputy marsaaMy assssw
of the offices are small ones, aad many pi taota. i
are located in the smaller country plaees away "
from tne railroads. The accused, axe. lable to
a penalty not exceeding 9500. Some of tke eases
will have a preliminary hearing at Hartfofd,.
and others at New Haven, before United States h
liommissioners. it is unuerstood saw sevefSAVf
oi tire postmasters implicated are la naraofd" :
and Holland counties, bnt the majority off4
inose inns jar selected are in .new ttarea ana
Fairfield counties. The officials deetfoed to;
give tbe names, and have not been iBeltsed to6
give much information abont the affair at ptse
MUCH WOEK FOB NOTHING.
The investigation by Special Agent Saris
Shows that an aggregate of 276,000 circulars'
were uistnouiea oyme postmasters. iasy
were addressed to persons in all sections of ths'S
country, ana contained reading matter relating - j
to honse plans, architectural publications and '
other matters in connection with tbe bnstaes"
of raliser. rallser Co. The nostiEra was
1 cent on each circular. In the smaller countryJ
unices tue puatmasiera receive icectioreaca
stamp canceled, whatever the denomination.
So it will be seen that the Government really, J
receives coining ior tnose circulars. iitney
naa Deen mauea in rt ew x oik, wnere tne post- j
master receives a fixed salary, the postage would
nave oeen oi some ueneni to tne uovernmenr.
It is understood that the New York firm sent'
to nearly every country ppstmaster in the
State. Over 73 have been heard from if ho re
ceived the circulars, but many of them knew
the law and refused to have anything to do
with the matter.
Most, it not nearly all the warrants charge
violation of the law prohibiting thesellineof
stamps on credit. There is a money penalty of
from S3 to foOO for this and similar violations oX
the postal laws by postmasters.
ATTACKED BI HIGHWAYMEN.
James Robinson Bmtnlly Assaalted at Mid" W '
night and Ills Pockets Rifled.
Shortly before 12 o'clock last nigh, t James.
Bobinson, a machinist at Jones & laugh-,
lin's mill, South Thirtieth street,, was'
assaulted and sluugshot by two
men on Jones & Langhlin'a pri
vate bridge at Thirtieth street.'
Bobinson was on his was way to his home at
39 South Twenty-seventh street at the time, .
and in crossing tne Bridge he was waylaid'
by two men. He fought desperately with
them, but was left in an insensible state on"
the bridge by his assailants. The men, be
fore leaving him, rifled his pockets, but
Bobinson, upon regaining- consciousness,
walked to Dr. Enoss' office, near the
bridge, where it was discovered that be bad
suffered a terrible scalp wound. Sixteen
stitches were necessary to stop the flow of
Diooa. xne injured man was removed to
his home, bnt his condition is not serious.
A description of the men who assaulted'
Bobinson was given to the police, and two
men were arrested by Officer Jim Jack on
Second avenue and sent to Central station
to await identification.
A HIDNIGI1T B0BBEKT. ,$
It Cost Hugh Wallace 8130 for a IJttlo.'
Outing in Town.
TT T TIT It e IT IA! B 1 - U
Aiugn nauace, 01 .no. auu occuuu are- j-j
nue, reported to the police last midnight
that he had been robbed of $150. He stated
that in a well-known saloon he had been. i
drinking with Frank Kelly and. James '
Davis and displayed to them bis money.
At midnight the three men separated, and.' -Wallace
went down Market street. He had
gone only a square wnen ne was Knocked i
down by two men and robbed of the 1150.
He could give no description of his assail
ants, but asked the arrest of Davis aad.
Kelly on suspicion- Lieutenant Dennistas
and Special Ulacers lioornson and Shore i
rested the suspected men, but no money was
lounu on tneir persons.
Ex-Mayor McCarthy was restiBg easily, a
midnight. The ony causa for alarmist
unquenchable thirst that haa attacked'
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