Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 21, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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The Well-Known Ex-Theatrical Man
ager Has a Severe Pounding.
And His Cheek Laid Open by Several Severe
Blows of the Fist.
"BntU So Taken kj Surprise Thit He Is -Sow laid Up
for Repairs.
Sheridan Shook, the well-known former
theatrical manager, was assaulted "Wednes
day evening in the Morton House barroom
by Thomas Patton, and struck several
severe blows. He is not seriously injured.
The trouble was caused by some railroad
legislation which Shook failed to get through
at Albany.
"Sew York, September 20 Sheridan
Shoot, the well-known politician and man-about-town
and former theatrical manager,
is confined to his room at the Morton
House, suffering from injuries received
in a fight at the hotel on Wednes
day evening last. Inquiry made to
night disclosed the fact that the patient's
condition is not serious, and that Mr. Shook
will be around again in a few days. The
story of the aflray as given by an eye-witness
is as follows:
About 550 o'clock on the evening men
tioned Mr. Shook was seated at a table in the
barroom of the Morton House, facing Broad
way, taking lunch, when the door opened and
Thomas Fatten entered and approached the
bar. Mr. Shook did not observe Mr. Patten's
entrance, as subsequent events showed. Mr.
Patten, with a rapid movement almost run
ning advanced toward Mr. Shoot and
calling out, " , I've got you now," he
struck Shook a violent blow on the cheek.
The blow cut a deep gash, causing the blood
to flow profusely.
Shook endeavored to rise from his chair.
As he did so his assailaut drew slightly
back and then delivered a furious upper
cut on snoots nose, anea snoot managed
to grapple with Patten, who, although the
older man, exhibited much dexterity
with his fists. The two men struggled
for some time, Patten getting in several
more blows upon Shook's body. Finally
Shook succeeded in putting his antagonist
on his back near the cigar stand, Patten's
head narrowly escaping the sharp corner of
the stand in falling. There was then a short
struggle on the floor, Patten having hold of
Shook by the ears.
By this time the excitement in the bar
room was intense, bringing Manager
Vernan and the hotel help on the
scene. These quickly separated the com
batants, Patton being ejected from the
barroom and Shook taken to his room
to have his wounds dressed. Later in
the evening Mr. Shook reappeared for
awhile in the barroom seeminzly none the
worse for the encounter, excepting that his
nose was swelled and his cheek was cut.
Since that uight, however, he has remained
in his room, and declines to see anyone ex
cept his intimate acquaintances.
At Mr. Patten's office it was stated to-day
that he had gone to his residence in Uew
Jersey, but would probably be in Kew York
Monday next
It is understood that the cause of the en
counter dates back to last winter. Mr.
Shook, it appears, was largely interested in
some railroad legislation at Albany which
failed of passage, and it is alleged he in
duced Mr. Patten to advance money on se
curities which could not be negotiated in
consequence of the failure of the measure
wIiicU-Mr. bhoot- was urging at the. State
Mr. Patten is a wealthy bnilder of this
cit, and he and Mr. Shook have been inti
mate for many years. Mr. Patten -was re
cently married to the widow of the late
"William Floyd, for manv vears stage man
ager of "YWlack's Theater. He set
tled $100,000 on his wife just previous
to his marriage. He built the new sum
mer hotel, Hotel Avenel, on Pleasure Bay,
a mile back of Long Branch, and has done
much to beautlly and enrich that localitv.
A son of Mr. Patten bv a former wife, and
three daughters of Mrs". Patten by her first
husband (one of thein tlip wifc nf Rpnn
Boniface, Jr.), are on the stage.
Kama Citizens Want Trade With Mexico
Enconrncrd ns Much na Fossiblc
They Want Mexican Ores Ad
mitted Free of Doty.
Kansas City, September 20. At a
meeting of the Board of Trade of Kansas
City, Kan., this evening, the following reso
lutions were unanimously adopted:
"WnEltEAS, At the instance of tue lead monop
olists of Colorado.a meeting of the citizens was
recently held In the city of Denver, the object
of which was to protest against the free impor
tation of silver-lead ores from Mexico and
other countries, and certain resolutions to that
end were adopted, and
Whereas. We believe it to be a blow directly
aimed at the industries of Kansas, and at the
capital invested, not only in our railroads and
smelting works, bnt also in the live stock,
dressed beef and mercantile interests of this
andother States, and
Whereas, We believe it to be to the best in
terests of this State and the country at lar"e
to encourace trade with our sister Republic in
every legitimate way: be it
Rpsolved, That on behalf of the merchants
manufacturers and stock growers of the State
of Kansas, we protest against anv disturbance
of our trade relations with Mexico by the
reversal of a long-established ratine of the
Treasury Department, admitting Mexican ores
into this country free of dutv, thus deprivine
our State of the privilege of an interchange of
products with Mexico; and be it
Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions
be forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury
and to the Concressmen of tins H,tr; -JA
Btate, with the requen that thev immediately
enter a protest aginst any change in the pres
ent ruling by the Secretary of the Treasury
Two Kallwors Down Ea Training Their
Gobi on Each Oitirr.
Pittstok, September 20. The Keystone
Colliery, near Fabhu. was not reached by
a railroad until a chort time ago, when the
Erie road built a branch road to
the colliery and secured a monopoly
of all the coal tonnage of the hillside and
several other nearby breakers. A few
months ago the Jersey Central resolved to
make an extension into the same territory
The Erie fought the Jersey Central project
in the courts, and was beaten.
To-day the Erie folks stationed a number
or waicnuien aiong tneir road, and issued
orders for the erection ot shanties to shelter
them. The watchmen will be kept on duty
all winter, with instructions to keep the
Jersey Central away at all hazards. As the
plan of the latter embraced a crossing of the
Erie branch, there may be trouble when the
crossing is attempted.
An Address In Favor of Boalanccr.
London, September 20. Fifty retired
officers of the French army, who were
formerly comrades of General Boulanger,
Lave presentedthe General with an address
protesting against his prosecution by the
Government, and expressing the wish" that
he may gain a striking victory in the com
ing elections for members of the Chamber
of Deputies.
olive msmFns;
Dispatch, descriptive (if the three living JSm
perors of Germany.
The Brotherhood Dan bald to Have Taken
Hold nt the Metropolls-Thc Names
of the Backers of the Enter
prise Not Blade Fabllc.
New Yobk, September 20. A syndicate
has been formed in this city, consist
ing of some of its most wealthy
and enterprising business men. This
syndicate are after a plot of ground
on Eighth avenue, from One Hundred and
Fifty-seventh to One Hundred and Fifty
ninth streets, and is willing to pay 530,000 a
year for its rental, subject to the expiration
it John B. Day's,lease of the present Palo
Grounds. One member of this
syndicate has offered to get 51,000.000 to
oact the Urotherhooa, he oUenng pw,uuu
himself. The agreement lor the lease of
the ground has been drawn up in legal
form and may be signed to-morrow.
The syndicate wifl take the ground for 5,
10 or 20 years. Some of the most active
movers of this scheme to break the monopoly
are at present members of the New York
club. It is also claimed that plans on a
similar basis are being perfected in all the
principal citiesof thecouutry. Socompleteis
the work that not even the smallest details
have been overlooked, even to the purchas
ing of baseball supplies. Agents are
alrea'dy located in five of the cities, and
players will not be afraid to
sign contracts with the parties
interested, as they are backed
financiallv as well as the present magnates.
Since the" New Yorks opened the present
grounds thev have made over $100,000 and
the club values its franchise at SoOO.000, if
not more. . ,
Mr. James J. Coogan is said to be the
New York representative of the syndicate.
"When Mr. Coogan was seen to-night he said
that these statements are true, although he
had no interest whatever in the scheme,
and is not at liberty to make known
the names of the gentlemen who
are interested. He thought, however, that
the scheme would be n great success finan
cially. He is greatly opposed tothe present
svstem under which baseball is run, and
says that the profits should not be con
trolled by a few persons alone, but the
players should also reap the benefits of the
vast incomes derived from the games.
Among baseball enthusiasts in this city to
night the scheme was laughed at, and not a
few said that the mere fact ot Mr. Coogan
refusing to give the name of anyone con
cerned in the proposed scheme showed that
it was all a myth.
A Glnuce nt Rome of the Proposed Chances
for Episcopalians.
Philadelphia, September 20. "More
prayers" will be the cry heard at the next
General Convention of the Protestant Epis
copal Church soon to be held in New York.
The committee of 15 appointed at the last
convention to suggest needed changes or ad
ditions to the present liturgy has just pre
pared its preliminary report for the October
The principal features of the committee's
report are the "Book ot Ofilces," a series of
services for special occasions, and numerous
new prayers. Among the latter are pe
titions for the reunion of Christendom, for
children, for young men, for those who serve
God under difficulties, for those who are
obliged to work on the Lord's day, for the
rich, and for the army and navy. The
prayer for the rich is as follows.
O, Almighty God, we beseech Thee to send
Thy grace upon those whom Thou bast in
trusted with great possessions, that they m?y
praise Thee in their lives honor Thee with
their wealth, and lead others by their example
to sees for that inheritance which the beloved
Son will give to all those who have followed
Him. Have mercy upon such as neglect to
minister to the wants of Thv poor; and grant
that, remembering the account of their stew
aidsbip which they must one day cive, they
may be faithful almoners of Thy bounty, and
so at last attain to Thy heavenly kingdom,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
"Changes in the liturgy were first pro
nosed in 18S0," said Bishop O. W. Whitaker
lnst eening. "At first public opinion
seemed to favor amendments and additions,
bnt in the convention of 1883, and still
more, in that of 1886, a reaction appeared,
and it is my belief that there is now decided
opposition to any further changes. Slight
alterations in the prayer book were finally
decided on three years ago, and other modi
fications passed on favorably at that time
will come up for final adoption in October.
The move for new prayers is not at all a
party affair, and has won little strength
The changes proposed do not affect the
essentials of Church teaching, but are sim
ply extensions ot the liturgy, made to suit
modern conditions of life."
Tbe Lake Shore Magnate Checks tbo Work
on the C. it P. Docks.
Cleveland, September20. Last winter
the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railway Com
pany announced that it wonld spend 800,
000 in building and improving its docks.
About 100,000 was spent, and early in the
spring all work ceased. Until recently it
was not known why work had been stopped.
The C. & P. owns a triangular piece of
ground near the upper end of the old river
bed and offered to exchange this for a piece
owned by the Lake Shore and located near
the C. & P.'s slips.
The Lake Shore accepted this offer, but
the question of opening the river had come
up, and President Newell declined to make
the trade until that question was decided.
Mr. Newell wanted to substitute this bit of
ground for the river bed opening on the
claim that it might be used for a basiu in
which vessels eould turn around.
The vessel owners could see no benefit in
Mr. Newell's substitute, but it is probable
that he still thinks of winning them over
as he refuses to make the trade with the
Cleveland and Pittsburg company, and as a
resnlt all work is at an end for the present
on me uocks oi me tatter company.
Thus the delay in going ahead with the
riverbed improvement prevents the pro
posed expenditure of a very large sum of
money on the most important docks in the
old channel. Mr. Kewell's advice to the
Cleveland and Pittsburg company is to
"wait until the present agitation of the
river bed question blows over," when the
trade will be made.
How Ho Made Money nt CoIUcc by RetalW
Inc Portor.
Brooklrn Standard-Union.?
Dr. Lyman Beecher was once asked what he
did forrevenne while he was going through
Yale College, and said in reply! "Staples,
the butler, left college six weeks before the
end of the year, and I took the buttery and
bought out his stock for about $300, which I
borrowed. I went into it hot and heavv.
One day I bought a lot of watermelons and
cantaloups and traadled them across thegreen
on a wheelbarrow, in the face of the whole
college. I sent to New York by an English
parson (a judge of the article) and bought
a hogshead of porter and retailed it to the
students." That buttery was a regular
thing in those days, but has whollv. dis
appeared since. The old law of the college,
written in Latiir, and bearing upon this
subject is as follows:
."The butler may sell in butterv.cider, me
theglin, strong beer (not more than 12 bar
rels a year), loaf sugar, pipes, tobacco, aud
other necessities for students not furnished
by tbe steward in the commons.
Connecticut White Caps to Retire
From Fabllc Life
NomvALlt, Conn., September 20.
White Caps were abroad in this city this
morning. Captain Pferce, a well-koonn
resident on Knight street, received a notice
to step out of politics or leave town.
Big posters were nailed to his front door,
which was embellished with skull and
cross-bones, s coffin, graveyards, etc. There
is no clue to the identity of, the euiltv
parties. .'
No More Than the Usual Progress
Made in the Dreary Cronin Trial.
Judge McConnell Announces Another Inter
esting Decision.
Bo lien Opposed to That Faith Are Xot Necessarily
Disqualified. .
Three more possible jurors were secured
in the Cronin trial yesterday. That is, that
number were held for the night by the de
fense. Judge McConnell made one inter
esting decision during the day.
Chicago, September 20. There was a
great crnsh at the Cronin trial this after
noon. Every seat in tbe big courtroom was
occupied, and yet scores of curiosity seekers
were refused admission. Many women were
in the audience. The examination ot jurors
lasted four hours. During that time nearly
all of the SO venire men of the twentieth
venire were excused because of the unalter
able opinions they had formed as to the guilt
or innocence of the prisoners. Three men
were held for the night by the defense.
Attorney Forrest conducted the examina
tion during the entire afternoon. He was
in fine humor, and made rapid progress in
disposing of the talesmen, nearly all of
whom were businessmen with deep-rooted
prejudices against the prisoners.
The only interesting incident of the
dreary examination was a ruling by Judge
McConnell, that members of the United
Order of Deputies and of the Patriotic Sons
of America were not disqualified from act
ing as jurors in this case for the sole reason
that these two orgauizations were in a meas
ure at war with the Roman Catholic Cburcb.
The Catholic Church, Judge McConnell
said, was not on trial. If a member of
either of the organizations named could lay
aside nil his prejudices and opinions and
try tbe case on the law and evidence he was,
in the opinion of the Court,eminently quali
fied to sit as a juror, no matter if some of
the prisoners were Boman Catholics. Hap
pily for Attorney Forrest, the two men over
whom this interesting question arose gave
more satisfactory reasons for their disquali
fication by the Court.
The defense tore a great hole in its list of
peremptory challenges during the long
session, five veniremen having been dropped
in behalf of BZunz and O'Sullivan. The
number of peremptories now used by the
defense is 65. The State has canceled 45.
The prisoners were in good humor. At
torney Forrest's searching, and at times
sarcastic, examination ot the two anti-
Catholic veniremen affording them great
amusement "
Lawye- John Bcggs has changed his white
mnslin necktie for a black cravat which
covers nearly all of his shirt bosom. Bnrke
and O'Sullivan alone remained sullen. Big
Dan Coughlin cracked jokes with Beggs all
afternoon, and little Kunz saw something to
laugh at every time. When court ad
journed the pale-faced, miserable looking
Woodruff, who has told so many stories
about the Cronin murder that nobody now
believes he had anything to do with the
tragedy, shuffled into tne room under a
heavy guard ot bailiffs. Attorney Browne,
with a red face and an almost unintelligible
delivery, resumed his plea for the discharge
of the prisoner. The Court took the matter
under advisement, and will probably de
liver his opinion to-morrow morning.
"When it first became rumored that the
Carlson cottage bore bloody evidence that
Dr Cronin had been murdered in it, two
reporters were sent to get into the honse,
and, it necessary, break in. Fearing that
the rumors might not materialize to lurnish
a good story, the reporters, on their way to
the cottage, bought a roll of cotton batting.
Then they went to a butcher's shop and
saturated it with blood. "When they
reached the cottage they effected an entrance
to the basement, in which they put the
bloody cotton.
Having made sure of sufficient gore, they
came out and proceeded to break in the
front door of the cottage. There they found
enough genuine evidences, and, as a police
man hurriedly drove them out at the point
of a revolver, they came away without
thinking of the reserve evidence in the
basement. This was found by the police
and held as part of the evidence against the
It is also said that the defense have some
of it; that they have had it analyzed; the
analysis showed that it was beef blood, and
that they are calculating to spring the fact
on the prosecution as a surprise.
And One Woman Killed by a Mountain Rail
roail Runaway Car.
Chattanooga, September 20. A car
on the railroad running from the base to the
top of Mission Bidge became unmanageable
this morning, and started down the 'mount
ain at full speed. A panic seized the pas
sengers, and all but five or six leaped from
the flying car. One death resulted, and
nine persons were injured.
The passenger whose injuries resulted in
death is Mrs. Mary Adams, of Casey, 111.,
the wife of the express agent in that citv.
In jumping from the car she struck one of
the poles carrying the electric wires, and
was thrown in front of the car and struck
on her head. She was thrown to the side of
the track. She died this afternoon. Eigh
teen persons were injured.
A Company With $15,000,000 to Erect a
Rrflaery In Kansns.
Kansas Cut, September 20. The
Chick-Short Method Smelting and Befin
ing Company was granted a charter by the
Secretury of State of Kansas to-day. The
company is organized with 515,000,000 capi
tal and will build one of the largest re
fineries in the United States.
The plant will be erected in Kansas City,
Kan. The Directors of the company are
David J. Brewer, Thomas Storms and Nel
son Acres, of Leavenworth, Kan.; George
H, Glick, of San Francisco;, John H.
Knell, William H. Whiteside and Marvin
E. Kihg, of Kansas City.
.Four Hundred Persons Engrfged, and a
Knmber Killed and Wonnded.
VAif House, Tex., September 20. S.
H. Allen, who has just returned from Bio
Grande river, reports that Mexican citizens
had a desperate battle with Mexican officers
and soldiers in Mexico, in which 400 par
ticipated and many were reported killed
It is said the citizens succeeded in rout
ing the soldiers, when the Governor ap
peared upon the scene to assist in quieting
the rebellion, but he was forced to leave or
lose his life. The trouble was over the col
lection of enormous taxes.
The Preacher' Salary Stopped,
PATtis, September 20. The salary of a
provincial curate has been stopped by order
of M. Thevenet, Minister ot Justice, on the
ground that he was canvassing against the
Government, Other clericals have been
threatened that they will be served in a
I similar manner.
? wngedJTer mind
An Aristocratic Chicago J.ady Starts
Commit Suicide, bnt Her Henrt Fall
Her Qnlte n Sensation Created
Fnmlly Troubles the
Chicago, September 20. There was a
sensation in an aristocratio portion of Engie
wood to-night when news spread that Mrs.
M. A McClellan, the wife of Dr. McClellan,
of Stewart avenue, "had committed suicide'.
About 830 a: M. Mrs. McCiellan's married
daughter, who, with her children, was visit
ing her mother, observed that the latter had
been absent some time. A little later she
fonnd this epistle addressed to her:
Dear Lettie-I. will for the last time bid
you goodby forever. About the things, you
can take all the furniture, except $22 the doctor
paid on the bookcase. I have stood all tne
abuse trom nlm that I can. Wnto J. w.
McClellan, and I don't think you will have
any trouble about the money. The sum is
S400, due October 1. You take that and the
11,000 and pay any bills standing: against my
estate and divide the property with your two
sisters and vour brother at Knoxville. I nave
Btood all the cursing I can Irom him. I am
very sorry to leave you this way, but I find u is
the only way for me to do. You need not IooK
for me, because when you receive this I shall
be beyona everybody's assistance' or the need.
The McClellan mansion was the scene of
bustle and excitement when this letter was
found. The daughter immediately broke
the contents to her father, who started for
the police station. He arrived there breath
less and hntless about 11 o'clock, with the
startling information that his wife had com
mitted suicide. A searching party was im-
mirl int.pl v madft nn. whinh spnnrpd the town
and patrolled the lake front for miles, with
out any trace of the unfortunate lady.
About midnight, when the search was at
its height, the front door of the McClellan
house was cautionsly opened and Mrs. Mc
Clellan entered. She fell into her daughter's
arms, and finally recovered sufficiently to
explain that she went away with a firm de
termination of committing suicide, but was
deterred by the thought of her daughter and
grandchildren. Mrs. McClellan is quite
wealthy, refined appearing, and about 45
years of age. None of the members of the
family would talk abont the matter, but it
is known in the neighborhood that Dr. Mc
Clellan and his" wile do not live happily
The Unvarying Bill of Pare at a Small Hotel
Down East.
Oil CUT Blizzard. I
"Whenever I tackle a plate of pork and
beans," said the advance agent as he leaned
back in his chair, crossed his legs and sur
veyed the 'stack of whites' placed before
him with a critical air, "my alleged mind
and memory revert to a season I put in
with a road show, otherwisea cirens, travel
ing by wagon. One Saturday afternoon I
dropped into a little town called Saccarappa
in the State of Maine. There was but one
hotel in the place, and not having the en
tree to the society columns, as it were," I
placed myself beneath its roof. When sup
per time arrived I was seated in the dining
room ere yet the coatless landlord had
ceased to agitate the bell that called the
victims to feed. The persecuted heiress,
who piloted the provender, asked me if I
would have tea; I realized the hopelessness
of my case and said I wonld. She retired,
reappeared and placed before me a dish ot
hot beans, a plate of bread and butter, and
a cup of tea.
One Sunday morning I broke my fast
with a boiled potato, a. cup of something,
and some cold beans. " The mid-day meal
was an improvement and consisted of a
piece of corned beef, boiled potatoes and
baked beans. For supper we had tea and
cold beans, and for breakfast Monday morn
ing dallied with a cup of something and a
dish of hot beans. When I left, I expressed
mv regret to the still coatless landlord, that
1 had not been able to cujoy the beans for
which his house was noted. If I live to be
a thousand years old I'll never forget the
expression on his face as he started back
and said: 'WhatI y' didn't git no beans?
Well, by I'll see about that,' "
Instead of Giving Money to rieggnra He
Provided Work for the Poor.
London Letter in Providence Journal .3
A man who died here this week Colonel
Tomline is worth your readers' attention
for a moment. He was a grandson of Bishop
Tomline, who wrote the life of Pitt He
had a lot of money and a conscientious feel
ing of responsibility as to the use he should
make of it. He used to receive heartrend
ing appeals from people who wanted money.
These made his life a trouble to blm. It
brought him too much into touch with the
misery of tbe world and simply added to
his perplexity. How could he distinguish
between the genuine cases and the impos
tures? How could he wisely distribute the
charity he was willing to dispense? He
gave up the attempt. He bnrnt the beg
ging letters (as far as he could distinguish
them) without opening them; and devoted
,the whole of his spare money to enterprises
that would employ labor, in that way di
minish the poverty aronnd him.
He was a cotemporary of Gladstone's at
Eaton; it did not at all seem certain at that
time he was not going to turn out the clev
erer man of the two. Sir Bobert Peel
bracketed him with Gladstone as one ol his
clever young men. Some disappointment
possibly a love affair is said to have
spoiled him and deprived him of ambition.
He was also associated with the other lead
ing political figures of this generation of
Two Chinese High Binders About to Kill a
Fallow Countryman.
Kansas City, September 20. Two
Chinese high binders were before the police
court this morning. They had been arrested
Thursday night, nominally for carrying
concealed weapons, but in fact because tbe
police had informttion that they
were about to execute a sentence of death
passed by the local council of the Chee
Kong Lung Sociely. The prisoners were
Ah Lee and Lung'Ling. Their cases were
continued in order to give the police time
to look up the evidence which they expect
will be sufficient to prove a conspiracy to
commit murder.
A Chinese messenger called on Chief
Speers and notified him that the person
a fellow countryman by whom he had
been sent, was being tracked by two
highbinders, who had been ordered to
kill him because he had given tbe
police certain information concerning a
robbery which had been committed by mem
bers of the Chee.Kong Lung Society. The
chief was told where he could
see the victim being followed
by the high binders. Two
detectives were put on the case and the
messeuger's story proved to be true. They
arrested Ah Lee and Ling Lung. On the
latler's person were lound two revolvers
and a murderous Chinese dirk. The,police
are seekingfurther evidence in the case.
A Simple Method of Relieving Patients Who
Have Been Chloroformed.
Dr. Sanm, In Ulobe-Democrat.1
You never heard of a man dying in
France while under the influence of chlo
roform. Several years ago a patient in a
Paris hospitil was undergoing an operation,
when the chloroform seemed to be having
too great an influence over his heart. An old
nurse from tbe country who was present
raised his feet and lowered his head.
In a few seconds the pulsation became
normal, nhd this simple remedy of precau
tion has been adopted tn hundreds of cases
since, and always with success.
ff.An KEITH!. to-morrow's
PATCH, gossips
the lengthy visiting lists of society leaders, and
other Icindred matters of interest. ,
That Ail Sectional Differences Are
Now a Thing of the Past.
General Bosecrans Responds on Behalf of
the Boys in Bine.
Almost Certain to be Iransfonaei Into a Beautiful
National Park
The Chickamauga Memorial Association
was yesterday organized upon a permanent
basis. Officers were selected from the vet
erans who fought on both sides. Fraternal
speeches were made by Governor Gordon,
General Bosecrans and others, and the best
of feeling prevailed.
Chattanooga, Tenn., September 20.
To-day was a glorious climax to the rennion
of the Army of the Cumberland. The grand
barbecue and permanent organization of the
Chickamauga Memorial Association took
place at Crawfish Springs, on the edge of
the famous, battle field of Chickamauga.
Fully 25,000 people were on the grounds.
The blue and the gray were together, and
the past forgotten. At lLo'clock Governor
John B. Gordon, of Georgia, made the ad
dress of welcome. Governor Gordon said:
On this anniversary morning the South
salutes you with uncovered head, with open
arms and earnest and honest hearts. She can
not receive you with costly and imposing cere
monial?, but with simplicity of speech and
patriotic purpose she gladly greets the brave
and generous of each army and of every sec
tion. To this renowned battle ground made
memorable by your prowess, and hallowed by
American blood she bids you welcome.
Tbe South congratulates tbe whole country
that these historic plains, where 26 years ago
you met in deadly sectional conflict, are now to
become the scene and witness of your joint
pledge of restored and enduring fraternity.
where the North and the South marshaled
their hosts for battle, these hosts now meet in
loving, lasting brotherhood, united in bonds of
mutual respect and confidence, a brotherhood
made better, braver and grander Dy mutually
cherished and imperishable memories.
To yon. General Bosecrans, and thfl soldiers
of the Army of the Cumberland, I come with a
soldier's greeting on my lips and a soldier's
sympathy in my neart. Speaking of those whom
I am called to represent I pledge their earnest
co-operation in the sacred mission which con
venes you, and in all things which pertain to
the peace, welfare and unity of the American
In their name I proclaim their eternal fealty
to the American Constitution, which Is their
protecting shield; to the American Republic,
which is the joint work of their fathers' hands;
to tbe American Union of States, from which
they withdrew for their safety, but which, now
that the causes of dissension are gone.they will
lojally aud bravely defend for their future
to buet sectionalism.
We are hero to nnite with you in final and
eternal sepulchre of sectional hostility. The
causes which produced alienation were long
since engulfed in the vortex of revolution be
yond thp power of resurrection. Let us, there
fore, bury the passions which these causes
evoked, in a still deeper grave.
Let us bury the foul spirit ot discord so deep
that no blast of tbe partisan political trumpet,
however wide-sounding and penetrating, can
ever wake it to service again, gainsay it who
will. Since slavery is abolished and the
Chinese nail along the line of 36 SV is broken
down, there is absolutely no legitimate barrier
of separation and no cause for strife. God
speed the day when this truth shall command
recognition throughout the Republic
God speed tbe day when unworthy doubts
shall give place to universal trust, when un
stinted faith in tbe impeachable honor and
patriotism of the whole American people shall
recmne me essential passport to puDiic station,
when be who fights least for party and most
for country shall be proclaimed by tbe press
and the people as tbe wisest statesman and
truest friend of liberty.
The address of welcome was .responded to
by General W. S. Bosecrans. Bosecrans
was visibly affected over the elo
quent and patriotic language ot
Governor Gordon, and spoke most
feelingly of the grand sight and scene pre
sented, old Confederate and Federal soldiers
sitting side by side and engaging in pleas
ant friendly converse. And he prayea God
that the day would soon come when the last
vestige of feeling over the war would be
He believed that this scene was an augury
t ,1.. .1..!.!.. MnJ..nnM A? !. !--. 4-
ui ktie iuriuus fiuuucsa ui tue pruject to
make the Chicamauga battlefield a national
park to appropriately mark the greatest
battle of the'Civil War. Closing, he said:
"Now, fellow citizens, I am sorry that I
am not able to fittingly express the feelings
I have on this occasion nor to give speech
to the kiud thoughts that come to my mind
as I stand here. I am sure I have not the
words, neither have I the voice, to appro
priately do so, but I hope and pray that the
future may see the eminent success of our
fraternal undertaking."
After addresses the permanent organiza
tion of the Chickamauga Memorial Associa
tion was formed. The crowd in attendance
at the meeting was very enthusiastic, and
the proceedings gave evidence that the
movement will be a grand success. Gen
eral Henry M. Cist, of Cincinnati, was
elected Temporary Chairman, and Major
Ed F. Manning, Secretary.
After a discussion of the objects and pur
poses or the association the following of
ficers were elected for four years: Presi
dent, General J. T. Wilder, of Tennessee;
Vice President, General Joseph Wheeler,
of Alabama: Secretary, General Marcus J.
Wriffht. of Washington; Treasurer, Gen
eral S. Fullerton, of St. Louis.
Board of Qirectors: From the Union
side G. C. Kniffen, G. W. Bishop, Henry
M. Cist, C. H. Grosvenor, Fred. Vandever,
S. S. Thurston, J. S. Fullerton, J. J. Bey
nolds, J. T. Wilder, A. C. McClung. A.
Baird, S. C. Kellogg. W. S. Bosecrans and
H. V. Boynton. From the Confederate
side Hon. Joseph Wheeler, C. B. Breck
inridge, Jesse T. Find lay, David B. Hill,
E. M. Law, Marcus J. Wright Boger Q.
Mills, George D. Wise, Alfred H. Colquitt,
James Longstreet, Joseph H. Lewis, Ban
d.ill L. Gibson, Charles F. Hooker and F.
M. Cockrell.
The charter as prepared was ordered filed,
and the Chairman instructed to accept it
when returned. A large number of mem
bers of tbe association were enrolled. After
tne meeting the barbecue took place, and it
was the most tremendous affair of the kind
ever known in this country. Thirtv tables,
each 35 feet long, were spread. All were
amplv provided lor. The day passed with
out the slightest jar or accident.
On the train this afternoon, returning
from the barbecue, Qovernor Gordon, Com
mander of the Association of Confederate
Veterans, issued an official order for the
association to meet in Chattanooga on July
i next.
An Effort Mode to Recover a 820,000
Present to a College.
Columbus, Ind., September20. Charles
Snyder to-day sued the Trustees of Harts
ville College, a United Brethren institu
tion, for S20.000 bestowed yesterday by his
wife during his absence upon Bev. James
Woolford and Isaac Van Sickle, two of the
trustees. . "
Snyder claims that his wife is of unsound
mind, and that the trustees played a snap
game upon her.
Stubbed Willi a Cnrrlns Knife.
New Sokk, September 20. During a
fight to-night between Peter Beynolds, 49
jears old, and Clarence Donohue, aged 38,
i at meir residence, .uononue siaoDea Rey
nolds with a carving knife, killing him in-
nolds wi
A Vlilon or Heaven That Comforted a BytssT
x Child.
Scottish American.!
They sat together on the warm sparkling
sand, the mother and the child. Tbe tiny
golden head nestled against the protecting'
breast; the wan face was lit by tbe evening
sun; the eyes were closed, and a smile
parted the bloodless lips. The maiden
The mother watched beside her sleeping
child, and she scarce more than child her
selfmurmured -& mother's prayer, "Lord
Jesus, save my little girl." Again and
again she repeated it. "Save my little girL"
That was alt
O Godt why are the poor born to be so
Soltly she drew the threadbare tartan
shawl round the slender frame. Gentle as
was the motion it roused the sleeper. The
great blue eyes opened.
.Did i wase ye, JeannieV"
ye dinna wake me; I
woke my ainsel. I n:
had a bonnie dream.
"Ay, dearie; what was it?"
The mother looked down anxiously.
"Afore I went to sleep I was watchin the
ships wi their white sails flittin' owre tha
water, an I wondered whar they were a'
gaun. I looked, an' looked, an' looked, an'
then I thought I was in a wee boatie, wi'
white s&ils, too, xnitber. They said it was
gaun to heav'n. The sky was black owre
my heid, an' great waves tossed my boatie
to an' fro. Bnt far away the sun was
glintin' on the water, an there were steps
of gowd gaun np, up, up. They said that
was the wav to heav'n. Is't no, mither?
Are ye list'nin' ?" , .
The mother's face was turned away.
"Aye, aye, Jeannie, I'm list'nin' to ye."
"I sailed a lang, lang time. I was tired;
bnt I came nearer an' nearer the steps. I
was a'niost there, mither. They said, 'Gae,
Jeannie, an' ye'll no be tired ony main' I
was gann, Hut they said again, 'No the noo,
Jeannie, the next time.' Then I awoke.
Was't no a bonnie dream, mither?"
"My wee lamb" was all the mother could
say. She pressed the frail form to her. The
golden head sank back drowsily.
"The next time."
The sun set in crimson glory over the
sands and sea; heavy purple night-clouds
overshadowed the e3rth. Ere the- glory
faded the little maiden was far away on her
journey up the golden steps. Still the
mother watched and prayed, "Lord Jesus,
save my little girl."
God help those who awake from sleep.
How Gallant General Connrr Frovented a
Brbelllon Among Mormons.
New York Worjd.j
"While in Salt Lake City recentlyt" said
Mr. A. C. Gunter. the well-known author
and playwright, I met the venerable Gen
eral Conner, who at the head of a regiment
of California volunteers, marched from San
Francisco to Salt Lake in 1863 and saved
Utah from going out on a little rebellion of
her own. The old gentleman is as gallant
a soldier and as good a Bepnblican as ever,
in spite of what his friends think is the
shameful way in which he has been treated
by the Harrison administration. General
Conner's war record is one of the most fa
mous on the roster. He built Camp
Douglas, jnst out of Salt Lake, and
for years held the rebellious Mormons in
subjection. He led a regiment of cav
alry and a couple of companies of infantry
up to the now historic battle ground near
Bear river, on the Utah and Idaho line, and
almost wiped ont the hostiles who had gath
ered there to massacre the settlers in Idaho,
and to stand in with the Mormons in plun
dering the supply trains which came down
the mountain trail from Virginia City,
Helena and the great Montana mining
camps for supplies to be got in those days
only at Salt Lake City.
"The mercury was 20 degrees below zero
when, sending the infantry ahead with his
supplies and following them secretly in the
night with his cavalry, to throw the Mor
mon traitors off tbe track, General Conner
marched up to the bloody fight Well, he
covered himself with glory, as he did in all
his fights, and saved the settlers' lives. He
has lived in Salt Lake ever since, always a
sturdy Republican. He wanted an office in
Utah, or his friends wanted it for him, from
the Harrison administration. Bid he get it?
Bv no means. Ex-Senator Saunders, Bus
sell Harrison's father-in-law, was made
Utah Commissioner and some other 'friend
or relative 'of the family' was made United
States Marshal. The old soldier got noth
The War nn Ungallant Chicago
Cashier Looks at Them.
Chicago Trlbnne.I
Confession of a Dearborn street
cashier: "A man in a bank is not allowed
to talk about its business, and I reckon
that's right. Bnt what yon have just been
saying prompts me to tell you something
under coyer. TheTe isn't one depositor In 200
who will allow his wife to check against his
money. Occasionally a man leaving town
will come in and ask us to honor his wife's
checks to a certain amount. A woman
doesn't 'seem to have any sense about
money in bank, unless she is her own
depositor, and then she is apt to be a
good deal of a nnisance. She will come
down shopping for instance. She bnys
a bill at one house for 513 89, and she gives
a check for that sum. She makes purchases
at another house to the amount of S3 39 and
gives a check for that. And she goes on
shopping a half day, giving a check for
every purchase. And the next .day she
comes to the bank and wants to know if the
checks have been presented, and then she
wants to know if we can't balance up her
book, she wants to Enow now she stands.
"Women depositors, fortunately, are few.
Most women prefer to keep their money in
a safety deposit vault, where they can go
and look at it and connt it over for their
own comfort. I know one bank president's
wife in this city who has her own money
which her husband allows her. She won't
deposit it in his bank, and he told her one
day he was glad of it. She has her own 'tin
box in a safety deposit vault"
An Express Car Relieved of 810,000; and
No Clew to tbe Thieves.
Belton, Tex., September 20. Tha
Pacific Express Company was robbed of
510,000 here last night. The Missouri,
Kansas and Texas train, on which the
money was, arrived here at 255 A. m., and
it being customary to do so, the money was
left in the safe in a box car used for express
The car was entered through a window on
the end of the car and the safe unlocked.
No clew to the robbers.
MABfE Waintvbioht, who will be the
star at the Grand Opera Honse nxt week,
is said by the Philadelphia JVes to be "a
dream of beauty" as Ftofa.
Still Busier In Onr Jacket Boom.
You must see the jackets at $3, 1 and
$5 in nice medium-weight cloths; they are
great bargains. Jos. Borne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
'Holmes' Best,'
years before the
ipm? HmiIA With Three Hoses, a Oer
IHEj If UiUAll man-American romance,
ly B. D. Beach, Vill appear in to-morrow's
TOO IATE to classift.
fnr twn ff.ntl.inen.
for two gentlemen, with bath, on Penn sve.
Address DUPLEX, Dispatch office.
MEM, hot and cold water and private bath:
fire minntn irsik from DoitoSlce. Address
L HOTEL. DUPltch Office, , jeai-j
Very iBstrnctWAMljticai Glimpse
They Knmber Over Three te 0 CeaMrei '
WithXawvers. ' i .
A Sotloably &sH PrsfrMtta Wto An SsMtvt
Amerieaa CStlsea.
A correspondent presents aa iaterestisg
analysis of Pennsylvania's Lagwktare a
at present constituted. Lawyers do set pre
dominate among onr lawmakers, as is popu
larly supposed. Very ferr foreign-bora
legislators occupy seats at Harrabarg.
South Oil Crrr, September 20. Com
pelled recently to spend Sunday in a qait
country hotel, your corresponds read tbe
biographies of onr Senators aadJteprosonta.
tives at Harrisburg, and, beeosalag inter
ested, he compiled the following table,
which presents some facts that u worthy ot
attention. Onr daily papers, qawterlj re
views and Sunday pulpits are agitating
economic and legislative questions te which
answers can be given better frosa a study of
onr legislative bodies than froa SBy' ewer
source. Here is the' table:
Whole number of Senators ,
Wbolannmber of Bepresenatives.,
No. of College men..........
No. of professional lawyers ,
No. of farmers ,
No. of all kinds ot business mea exeeet
farmer and professional men..i
No. tnat have served in the army....,
No. born oat of Pennsylvania..,....,
No. that bave tad an experieaeejat teach
ing except professional teachers....
no. oi editors ana journalists'.
No. of doctors and dentists...........
No. of professional teachers....
No. ot ministers
A most remarkable thing is presented ia
this table. That is, the success attained
here in tbe American idea of a Democratic
Government. We have here a "representa
tive" Legislature to aa extent little sus
pected. Many of the professions are repre
sented, and, in the class dabbed "business
men," the writer has included almost as
many different kinds of basiaess aa there
are individuals, and all ranks from the
laborer to the millionaire. The professional
politician has been placed in that class to
which his business education or interest be
longs. Probably no industry of the State
of any importance coal, iron, lumber tan
ning, petroleum, commerce merchandising,
educational and professional interests fails
to be represented at Harrisburg. Whatever
may be said of the "aristocratic privilege"
tendency of Washington conacils,' sack a
condition of things is not yet true of tha
Legislature of this Commonwealth. t
Whether or not the college graduate is
successfully represented here, is a question.'
Abont one-third of the Senate and about
one-sixth of the Honse are college men. It
seems proper that the smaller branch, in its
nature, should demand a larger number of
men of higher education. It is gratifying;
to know that among these 48 collegers, the '
higher institutions of onr own State are so
well honored. Tale has two men. Harvard
and Princeton and Cornell and West Point
each one, and with thajexeeption of two or
three small institutions froa neighboring i
States, the remaining collegians come frost
Alleeheny College, Muhlenberg, Washing
ton, Westminster, University of Pennsyl
vania, the Western University, Washing
ton and Jefferson, Waynesbarg, Hunting
don and GIrard College and others in Penn
sylvania. Lafayette has four graduates,
Allegheny has three, Washington and Jef
ersoa six. Pennsylvania has good reason
to be prond both of its higher institutions of
learning and of the men they turnout. In
this list of colleges, normal schools and pro
fessional schools are not included.
While the lawyers are numerous In onr
list, yet 'perhaps not so much as may ba
popularly supposed. Fifty per centum of
tbe Senate are lawyers, as opposed to all
other classes; but in the House, where pop--"
ular questions are more apt to originate,
only 16 per centum are lawyers, and the
farmer and the business man have about 68
per cent. Considering the nature of the
work the two Houses have to do, perhaps
tha number of lawyers is not excessive,
and their apportionment maybe a very good
David Dudley Field is quoted as saying
there are 70,000 lawyers In this country, and
they are to a great extent 'responsible for
the gross wrongs committed in the name of
the law, because they make the laws and
then abuse them with technicalities.
Field's numerical fact may be true; bnt the
legal representation in our Legislature
hardly justifies his deductions.
An eminent divine with lachrymal glands
suffered with sodium-chloride, and with tha
voice of Jeremiah, the ancient "kicker,"
has been recently calling for a time when
no foreign-born shall be elected to our leg
islative or executive halls. Alarmists of
this sort seem to have no knowledge of such,
men as General Sheridan, A. T. Stewart,
Dr. William M. Taylor, or President Mc
Cosb, of Princeton, who was imported by
our most conservative college to educate
American youth. Hearing these plaints,
one might suppose the United States were
about to be dismembered and annexed to
Hungary, Italy, Ireland and China.
Let us examine the table to see if such a
condition of things is true of the Harrisburg
body. Oi the 251 members, 38 were not
born in our own Commonwealth; and of
these 38 only 18 were born ontside the United
States, and of these 18 the writer is under
the impression that everyone came to this
country in early youth and received here
his education and grew into American citi
zenship. Twenty of the 3& were born ia
neighboring States. Of the 18 foreign-born,
there are 3 English, 3 German, 9 Irish, 3
Welsh and J. Canadian. And only one or
them is in the Senate,the others being in the
Honse. It wonld seem that here is no cause
for alarm; merely a foreign quality sufficient
to retain the European elements that were
the origin of our great nation.
It is interesting to note that so many of
tbe men who saved the nation dnring the
war are still serving ns in a public way.
Over 27 per cent are soldiers. Corporal
Tanner may still be snre of the country's
safety. Outside of the law, professional
men have few representatives. Physicians,
ministers and teachers are few In number,
although a fifth have'some time in life nsed
teaching as a stepping stone to some other
Considering the immense influence of the
modern newspaper, it is somewhat note
worthy that so few journalists go to Harris
burg." The one clergyman in our list was
an army chaplain; he fidally abandoned his
profession and was elected as a farmer. The
clergy and the teachers are doing amore im
portant work in their spheres of Usefulness
at home.
To the international celebration of 1892 tha
Harrisburg Legislature presents ahealthy
political growth. The foreigner is, not in
vading our American polity; the too nu
merous lawyer la not despoiling the dignity
of the State for personal gain, our laws are
not enacted by a body of, political sharks
who are indifferent to tbe interests the
pretend to represent.
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