Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 30, 1889, Image 1

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' If yon want Board, .Roams,
Help, advertise In THE DISPATCH.
Purcnnners cao bo round for everything
offered For Sole In THE DISPATCH.
THE DISPATCH Is the best advertising
medium in Western f onnsrlrnnln. Try It.
Bogus Medical Mills That Have
, Flooded the Country
With Sheepskins.
-Authorized to Commit JInrder and
Charge a Fee for It.
Tito More Bogus Medical Cotleres Ex
posed Evidence Against the Promoters
Conclusive Diplomas bold by Them for
$60 to S300 Anybody Could Become
K a Doctor The Aliened Universities
Located In Half a Dozen States Copies
of Letter That Passed Between n Gen-
tleman and the Heads of the Fake Col-
leges How the Doctor Manufacturers
, Were Trapped.
Bogus medical colleges in half a dozen
States have been selling diplomas at cheap
rates to anyone who had the money to pay
iorthem. The scheme was laid bear in an
ingenious way.
rsrzciu. telegram to the dispatch.
'Boston September 29. Two more bogus
diploma mills which have been flooding the
country with sheepskins certifying, for
the sum of 560 -or more, that the
owners have completed a thorough
course of study in medicine, and are
qualified to practice as physicians, are ex
posed to-day. The projectors of the scheme
have apparently crown rich at the expense
of the public life and health. As the evi
dence against them is of the most conclu
sive nature, there is every probability that
they will be put where they cannot en
danger the pnblTc welfare for some time to
Investigation has revealed the fact that
bogus medical diplomas can be purchased
for prices ranging from G0 to 300 in New
Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New
Jersey, Ohio and Canada. Three years ago
a medical diploma mill was unearthed in
Augusta, Me., and it is believed that the
men engaged in the present scheme received
their training in that institution.
The first intimation of their operations
came from Buffalo, last spring. A man
whose shingle advertised him as an "M.D,"
applied for admission to the association of
physicians in that citr. The only creden
tial he could show was a diploma bearing
the seal of ''Trinity University of Vermont. "
None of the older members of the Associa
tion had ever heard of such an institution,
as to its standing. The result was a sur
prise. The institution was found to be a
regularly incorporated body, but it ex
isted only on paper. "Under the laws of
Vermont any association whose avowed pur
pose it is to disseminate knowledge may be
formed without making any record of the
organization at the office of the Secretary
of the State. All that is necessary to equip
one of these institutions is to make applica
tion to any town 'clerk lor articles of in
corporation and they are granted forthwith.
The record never gets beyond his office.
It was thus that the "Trinity University"
sprang into existence. Application for
articles of incorporation were filed with the
town clerk in Bennington, and the Secre
tary of the State knew nothing of the Uni
versity's existence.
Since March 29, 1889, the "University"
has been in full operation, turning out
"graduates" by the score at 560 a head.
The sheepskins are all dated at Bennington,
bat as a matter of fact tbey are issued from
Boston, Lowell or Nashua, N. H.
After obtaining the articles of incorpora
tion the schemers flooded the country with
the circulars, and that they have done a
rushing business is shown by the enormous
mail which came to them every week. The
circular announces the following "Require
ments lor Admission:"
"" Students desiring to be admitted to this TJni
versiu must give evidence of good moral char
acter by presenting to the faculty a certificate
of the same from some reputable clergyman or
physician. They must also have a s fficient
knowledge of tbe fundamental branches of
education to enable them to profitably pursue
tbe study of medicine. Those who have re
or who bave passed tbe matriculation examina
tion of a recognized college or universitj, or
who have a certificate covering the required
subjects from a recognized normal or high
fccbool or other institutions, may enter without
examination. Candidates not presenting such
evidence of preliminary qualifications will be
required to pass an examination in tbe
branches of a good English education, includ
ing mathematics, English composition and
elementary phjsics-or natural philosophy and
Here are the "requirements for gradua
tion:" The candidate for the degree of Doctor of
Medicine must be 21 years of age, and of pood
moral character, and comply with the matricu
lation requirements. He must have been en-
gaged iu the study of medicine over a period
of four years; during that time he must have
attended three courses of lectures of six
months each, in this or some other college or
university, tbe last being at this university.
He must bave attended tbe practice of a gen
eral hospital or dispensary for 18 months, and
had charge of at least six cases of accouche
ment. He must present
in his own handwriting at least 30 days before
graduation, to the Dean of the faculty. He
must pass a satisfactory examination before
the faculty and the Board of Examiners in all
tbe branches of medical study.
'One of these circulars Jell into the hands
of Alan H. G. Hardwickc. of Buffalo, and
he determined to test the legal standing of
the so-called "University." Mr. Hardwicke
is an iron and brass founder, and has never
spent an hour in the study of medicine, yet
he received a deploma which certified that
he was qualified to practice as a physician.
He paid $00 for tbe sheepskin, and then
turned it over to the police as evidence
against tbe swindlers.
A history of the methods employed in
getting this diploma will serve as an ex
ample of. the operations of the gang. Mr.
HardwicWhas a brother who vatands high
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in the medical profession, andthe latter sus
pected that the circular was designed as a
"feeler." At his instigation Mr. Hard
wicke wrote to "Dr. Bradbury," and re
ceived in reply this letter:
a dead give away.
54 Peael street. 1
Nashua, N.H., April 12, 18S9.
A. H. G. Hardwicke, Buffalo. . Y.:
Deak Sir Your letter of the 9th Instant at
hand. Pleased to hear from yon. I esteem
your Dr. W. W. H., of Essex, England, very
highly.. We can get you a much better article
than the Bellevne. We can pet you an article
from a college in Ohio ror $150 dated 1S80. or
one from a University in one of the New
England States for jSO. The latter will be
dated the coming May. Your brother has
ordered one of the latter. I inclose circular.
All business must be done with me. not sent to
the University. I should like very much to see
j ou. Wish you could come this way, and when
here cet your article. You should send thesis,
and also pass some kind of an examination, so
you can swear in court of law it was granted
after due examination. Send money by ex-
Sress. My name is in full, Henry Frceland
radbury. In writing on these topics I gener
ally use my middle name. Your brother, bow
ever, knows my full name. I would be pleased
to hear from you by return post. I trust every
thing will be confidential. I am, faithfully.
Dr. Bradbury.
P. S I will not send the circular of the
University referred to.
This letter shows, without any attempt at
concealment, the unlawiul character oi the
business under consideration. It intimates
that a similar work is being carried on in
Ohio. The next letter was dated April 22.
In it "Dr. Bradbury" wrote:
Thesis may be on the treatment of "Chronic
Briebt's Disease." Your name goes on the
books, and all inquiries v,ill be answered. If
vou wish the article by the 1st of May, you had
better forward the cash at once. It generally
ULes about ten da) s to get them, there is so
much red tape to it. All business must be
done witn me. not nitb tbe Trinity or
its officers. They will not answer your
letters at present, for the very reason
that such answers would give them
aay. They cannot let anybody know they do
this. Everything will be all right if you do the
business with me. You write your thesis any
umo nuuin ou uayg. ii you write a good tnesis
we will pass jou on the examination.
In another letter "Bradbury" again says
he can obtain for Mr. Hardwicke the de
sired diploma for ?60, but intimates that it
But Mr. Hardwicke did not take it then.
He had carried the matter as far as he dared
without assistance, and he wanted witnesses
to the final transactions. He'wrote "Dr."
Bradbury that he was ready to bring the ne
gotiations to a close. The latter wrote under
date of August 18:
Your letter was received and answered at
once. As I bave not received any reply, I sup
pose you are waiting for me to comply with
tflnr rpmipsf. namnlr tn caml ln trnnAe r ft r
This U something I never did, and it is not cus-
tuuiai in iui& uusmp.55. .nowever, u you give
me your word as a gentleman that you will take
the article from the expressman just as soon as
it gets to Buffalo, without any delay or ex
posure, I will send it. If you mean what you
cay. iet me near irom yon at once.
On August 27 the diploma was shipped,
as the following letter states:
We have shipped to yon this morning, goods,
C O. D.. $6U per agreement. We sent by the
name of E. L. Needham, as we did not wish to
put our name on the express. Please take It
as soon as arrived.
The diploma arrived, and Mr. Hardwicke
paid $60 for it It was in Latin, and not
unlike the diplomas of the regular schools.
Investigating the "Trinity University," a
similar institution, under the management
of the same men, discovered in New Hamp
shire, it was found to have been incorpor
ated in the same way as was the Trinity
University, and applicants for bogus diplo
mas got them as soon as they paid the cash.
The bogus diplomas were printed some
where in 2sevr York, and the circulars were
struck off at a small printing office laXow
ell. The plate from which the fraudulent
sheepkins were printed has not yet been
Cleveland nnd Hill cvr Yorkers Ready to
Lie Down Frncefnlly Together
Prfibnble Composition of tbo
Coming State Ticket.
Stbacuse, N. Y., September 29. Every
preparation has been made for the grand
rush of the Democrats to this Bepublican
city to-morrow. There is to be no discord
upon the business to be transacted. The
differences between those who favor Cleve
land and those who favor Hill for Presi
dental candidates are buried, as far as the
coming fight is concerned, and both wings
are to share in the formation of the ticket
and its subsequent triumph.
So far as the ticket is agreed upon, it is
the product of harmonious discussion among
the leaders from every section of the State.
The candidates for nearly all the places are
the choice of nearly all who have discussed
the ticket Judge Frank Eice, oi Ontario,
who is practically agreed on to head the
ticket, is a Cleveland man. For Controller
and Attorney General, the present incubents
seem certain of renomination. The Con
troller is Edward Wemple, of Montgomery;
the Attornev General is Charles F. Tabor
of Buffalo. ' '
Elliott Danforth, the present Deputy
Treasurer, is said to be the choice of Gov
ernor Hill for the State Treasurership. Ex
Pnblic Printer Benedict has pulled out.
The candidates who remain are John B.
Beilly, of Plattsburgb, who is spoken of as
Smith Weed's man, W. A. Beach, a Cleve
land man. For Conrt of Appeals, Denis
O'Brien, of Jefferson county, is the favorite.
It is said that the resolutions thus far
tacitly agreed on by most of the leaders
will reaffirm the St. Louis platform of 1888,
especially with regard to the party position
on the tariff.
Tbe Champion Gracefully Gives Way to a
1 Stain Convection.
Syracuse, N. Y., September 29. John
L. Sullivan has sent a very characteristic
letter to the sporting men of Syracuse, can
celling his engagement to appear in the
Alhambra Bink Monday night That is
where the Democratic convention is to be
held during the next day, and Sullivan
appears to think either that two attractions
conflict with one another, or that he may
not get through his windup in time for the
holding of the convention. His letter is as
New y ore, September 27, 1889.
To Jerry Sullivan, Syracuse, N. Y.:
Yank Cancel mv date of September 30 at
Alhambra P.ink, as f do not v-aut to occupy tbe
ball previous to tbe Democratic convention.
This is bv request ot friends, and
make it right after and as soon as yon
can. I will pay all expenses that bave been in
curred, and Burnett will explain all to you
later. John L. Sullivan.
The "big fellow" is to open here on next
An Attempt to Prove Tnscott Not Guilty of
tbe Crime.
CHICAGO, September 29. Three brand
new Tascott stories madetheir appearance
to-day. They all purport to solve the mys
tery of Millionaire Shell's murder, but agree
only in conveying the impression that Tas
cott was not the real criminal. The mostim
portant of the three narratives quotes as au
thority an alleged well-known lawyer, whose
name is withheld. He says he was con
sulted professionally tbe day after the mur
der by one of the two men who did the kill
ing, James Gillan, an ex-convict, now dead.
The only trouble with the solution was
that the convict was under lock and key at
tbe time ot the murdsr. The other stories
are equally flimsy.
Burglary and Incendiarism Rampant In
Berks and Lancaster A Look List
of Barn Burnings and Rob
beries Several Sus
pects Arrested.
BrBDSBOEO, September 29. Incendiar
ism, combined with burglary, has broken
loose in the lower part of Berks and in Lan
caster county. A few nights ago a public
building at Wrightsville and five barns
were set on fire, almost simultaneously, and
deStrOVed. On TnociInr niirlit tha firm.
house of Allen Correll, near Barnesville,
was likewise burned. The Boas Luinbeif
Yards have been repeatedly set on fire of
late Dy the Incendiaries. In the same intei
val burglars have entered and robbed thi
Philadelphia and Eeading depot s;
Douglassville, have ransacked the postoffics
and residences of H. H. Lbrd and Isaac
Amole, at the same place, plundered tlfe
house aqd barn of Benedict Stengel, near
Niantic, and cleaned out the residence f
Lewis Turner, at Monocacy.
The methods of the "desperadoes, who
are believed to number at least a score,
were revealed in an attempt to burn prop
erty in this town. Shortly before midnight
the miscreants were discovered operating in
J- H. Prutxman's store, on Main street.
They immediatelv fled, leaving behind
them their plunder and the inflammable
materials with which they had intended
burnin? the buildinp in nrrlr in rnnrxaul
the robbery. A demijohn of coal oil, some
candles and a heap ot shavings were found
left in an upper room, and the floor was
thoroughly saturated with the oil.
Several arrests have been made, but all
the suspects have been released excent
James Fiestcrand Herman Dersh.
The Crawford County Political Leaders
Meet In Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, September 29. Chair
man Andrews, of the Bepublican State
Committee, arrived at the Continental
Hotel this evening, fresh from the "West,
where he has been looking after the party
organization. "The organization of our
party is in first-class condition," said the
Chairman. "I will be here for some time
yet, busy with the committee work. "We
intend shortly to present the prize banners
to the four counties which won them and
as I intend, if possible, to be in at
tendance when the presentations take
place, it will keep me busy here in order to
keep up with the work. Everything is
going smoothly. The talk about the fight
lor the nomination for Governor is the
veriest nonsense, as the Bepublicans gener
ally recognize that we have to get through
with the fight for State Treasurer before be
ginning next year's fight."
Senator Delamatcr, who is at the Lafay
ette with some members of his family,
called on Chairman Andrews, and the two
remained in conversation for some time.
Senator Delamatcr will run over to New
York to-morrow.
The First Armenian Church Servico Ever
Held in American.
New Yoek, September 29. The first ser
vice according to the rites of the Armenian
Church ever held in this city was cele
brated ibis afternoon, by .special sanction of
Bishop Potter, in Grace Chapel.yLfter.the
service the first Armenian baby evCTb&ptised
in this city was made the recipient of the
first of the sacraments, according to
a ritual which Is nearly or quite as
old as Christianity,and in a language which
is presumably as 'old as the ritual. The
celebrant was the Bev. Dr. Saragian, who
has been sent to this countrv by the Armen
ians Patriarch of Constantinople to look
after the interests of the several thousand
Armenians here.
The services consisted principally of sine
ing orchantine. Scarcely anvof the liturgy
was spoken. As in the Greek church, no in
strument aided the voices. During the en
tire service a censor, swung by one of the
deacons, filled the church with its perfume,
while the accents of the ancient tongue
were chanted in its mystic melody.
Serious Tronble Among the Members of
tbe Governor's Troop.
Harrisbueq, September 29. The Gov
ernor's troop, organized in this city about a
year ago, is in danger of .disintegration, ow
ing to the dissatisfaction created by Captain
Perkins in dismissing bis First Lieutenant
for alleged disobedience of orders. Forty
one members of the . cavalry company re
quested the Captain's resignation a short
time since, and he t as discharged 15 of the
men who asked him to resien, it is alleged
in retaliation for their course.
A committee of these members of the
troop visited General Gobin and requested
his interference in their behalf, and he
promised them a full examination into their
grievance by the proper military authori
The Knights Templnr Are Coming ts Attend
. the Conclave.
Sax Feancisco, September 29. The
Knights Templar commanderies of Oakland,
Los Angeles and Fresno left this evening
by special train for Washington to attend
the triennial conclave. The party will
reach Chicago Saturday morning, and
Washington on Monday. The Golden
Gate and Sacramento commandreies leave
to-morrow morning and will arrive in
Washington Snnday.
The California Co'mmandery leaves Tues
day by the same route as the Golden Gate
Commandery, and will arrive in Chicago
Saturday, reaching Washington one day
Careless Hnndlinc- of Giant Powder
Responsible for Their Death.
Helena, Mont., September 29. Albert
Nelson and Harry Walton, aged 10 and 12
respectively,, living at Elkhorn, a few miles
from Helena, found some giant powder yes
terday carelessly left by miners. The boys
commenced to experiment with it, when an
explosion occurred, killing both.
A Coroner's jury is investigating the
matter, and as the miners at the camp are
greatly enraged over the affair, the boys
and their parents being great favorites, if
tbe man is found whose carelessness was
the cause of the accident he will sutler
Secretary Noblo Doesn't Care What a Good
Fel!ow Politics Are.
Washington, September 29. General
B. M. Prentiss, appointed postmaster at
Bethany, Mo., is a Democrat. He owes his
appointment to Secretary Noble, to whom
he applied last spring for a place. Noble
speaks of him as a splendid fellow and
fine soldier, and adds that he does not in
such a case care what a man's politics are.
General Prentiss' entire command with
himself at its head, was captured at the bat
tle of Shiloh, and there has been much con
troversy over the fact.
An Embezzling Ohio Bank Cashier
Who Didn't Join the Colony. -
(Bat His lawyer Induces Him to Come Home
and Give Himself Up. '
He Is Totally Broken Down and All His Kerre; Are
Uastrasg. ,
A defaulting Ohio bank cashier gave him
self up to the United States authorities yes
terday at Columbus. He was placed under.
525,000 bail, which he cojuldn't procure, and
was jailed. He has been in hiding in Penn
sylvania for four weeks. '
Columbus, O,, September 29. Eobert
1?. Halliday, the defaulting cashier of the
First National Bank of Mount Gilead, O.,
gave himself up to the United States au
thorities in this city to-day, and this even
ing had a hearing betore Commissioner
Ifaggerty, who fixed the bond at 525000,
which the defendant was unable to give.
He was taken to Mount Gilead to-night,
where he will be placed in jail to await the
effort of his friends to secure bond.
Halliday arrived in the city at 3 o'clock
this morning and registered at a hotel in his
proper name. He was accompanied by his
attorney, Mr. Simms, of Mount Gilead. As
soon as he had eaten breakfast he started
out with his attorney to find the authorities,
in order to give himself up, but did not suc
ceed in doing so until late in the day.
The affidavit on which Halliday is to be
tried was made by Bank Examiner J. J.
Sullivan, and charges him with appropri
ating $36,000 of the bank's money. He
made a showing, however, to the effect tbat
he had turned over all his nronertv. COD-
f sisting of stocks and an interest in a build
ing, until the total amount embezzled is cnt
down to ?16,000. Halliday's attorney stated
to the commissioner that tbe total loss to the
bank would not be more than 510,000.
Mr. Halliday is totally broken down and
was a pitiable sight as he stood before tbe
Commissioner, and frequently burst out
weeping. He has been lor some time try
ing to get his courage up to the point of
giving himself up to the authorities, hut
could not stand the disgrace until his attor
ney succeeded in demonstrating to him that
it was the best thing he could do. On leav
ing Mt Gilead, about four weeks agoVHae
went to Beedsville, Mifflin county, Ta.,
where he remained. He says he never had
any idea of going to Canada, and wishes it
distinctly understood that ;
of his own accord. He came from Pennsyl
vania to Marengo, O., from where Jre wnt
to his home in Mt Gilead and remained
two days, and then went out in the country
and stayed one day, hiding in a strawstack.
His attorney found him in hiding and per,'
suaded him to come here.
When he went to Pennsylvania, HaBidav
states, he had less than f-50. which wt
given him byvhis wife and son, and tljaf..!
uowjias nonvolatile money-oi -toe oauk.
He desired the question asked whether any
of the other directors of the bank
speculated in grain in New York, through
Porter; whether thev have ever speculated
in town lots in .Findlay, Fostoria or Kansas
City, saying that they secured their money
from the bank on which to do the speculat
ing. He claims that if the directors had
done their duty he would not be where he
is, and claims that they did not investigate
their business as they should.
It is understood that Halliday lost the
most of his money in a New York lumber
deal, and some through unlortunate friends
and habits.'
The Great Tfaecdlan Arrives for Bis Last
Appearance In America.
New York, September 29. Among the
passengers on the French steamship La
Bretagne, which arrived to-day, was Signor
Salvini, the Italian, tragedian, who has
come to make his fifth and farewell appear
ance in this country. He is to make 11
appearances at Palmer's Theater, in this
city, beginning Ocfober 10, and will after
ward play in Boston, Chicago, Denver,
and perhaps San Francisco, and also in
the principal intervening cities. He is to
appear in "Samson," a play originally
written for him; "Othello" and "The
Gladiator." He appeared in the first; at his
first visit to this country, when he was ac
companied by an Italian company, but this
time his support will play in English in a
version by W. D. Hpwells. Miss .May
Brooklyn will be Delilah. She willalso
play Lesdemona, while John Malone plays
Iago. Miss Virginia Buchanan is also in
the company.
The tragedian is now 69, and speaks of
himself, in the little English he knows, as
nn "old man," bnt he looks nothing like
his age. He was last here in 1886.
He Shoots His Former Sweetheart While
rhe Was Walking With a Rival.
Baltimore, September. John Friese,
a car conductor, to-day shot and fatally
wounded Miss Georgia V. Stone, who
worked at the Mt. Vernon cotton, mills.
Be was her discarded lover. Some time
ago Friese came to her honse drank. She
refused to see him and returned him all his
presents. This afternoon, while walking
with George Moore, sort of the mill superin
tendent, she noticed Friese sitting on a
fence with some of his companions.
He demanded to know if she intended
having anything further to do with him,
and her negative response brought a pistol
shot through the right breast and another
in the corner of her eye. Friese has
A Chicago Politician Killed by a Fanny
hqalb in tbe Paper.
Chicago, September 29. Colonel Wiley
S, Scribner, Becorder of Cook countyj a
local politician of note, laughed himself to
death this morning. He was tellinr a visi
tor about a reference to Congressman Mason
lie had just been reading in the papers.
"That's juit like Billy," be said, and com
menced laughing at the joke.
The exertion ruptured an artery of the
heart, which had been diseased for tbe past
lew years, and in five minntes Colonel
Scribner was dead.
Frances Wlllard Celebrates Her
Fiftieth Birthday In Style.
Chicago, September 29. The fiftieth
birthday of Miss Frances E. Willard,
President ot the National Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, was celebrated last
night by ahuge gathering in the First
Methodist church, Evanston. Messages of
congratulation were lead from notables
throughout; the country, including the poet
iv nitueryanu ex-rresiuent Aumerioru j-
SEPTEMBER 30, 1889.
Sad Now Broken to One of tbo Women
Injured at Palatine Bridge Condition
of the Patients Funerals of tbo
Victims. '
CAirAJOHABn!,N. X., September 29.
The condition of Mrs. William H. Man
ning, who was injured at the frightful
wreck on the Central Bailroad at Palatine
bridge, Friday night, and who is at the Ho
tel Wagner, is much improved. Since the
arrival of her mother, Mrs. Davis, she has
gradually brightened, and now her com
plete recovery seems highly probabler The
mother broke the news of the death of her
husband and maid to the unfortunate lady
last night, and she received it with compos
ure, saying she had surmised as much from
the guarded way the attendants had spoken
of them. In her deplorable condition she
had no spare griefj and tries to keep up
spirit. Her mother says she always was a
sensible girl, and could withstand trials
"with great Christian fortitude.
The remains oi Mr. Manning were sent to
AlBany to-day. His father will arrive from
Ma quette, Mich., to-morrow night, when the
pla e of burial will be decided. The re
ma ns of Eev. 'Prentiss Devuve were, sent to
Da ton, Ohio, this 'morning in company of
a "ft end of the family. Porter Franklin's
reminswillbe interred to-morrow. Miss
Tat , ot Fredonia, who is also at the Hotel
Ws ;ner, is still in a dangerous condition.
He; family physician has arrived. She
sufi rs much from heinorrhaees and from
the njaries to her jawand back. William
Mel Iroy, of New York, passed a quiet day,
and seems more sore than yesterday. He is,
hovt :ver, out of danger. His partner, B. A.
Fo ler, and friend, H. L Lewis, returned
to 1 ew York to-day on the flyer.
T e accident has been the one subject in
thi dllage to-day, and the pastors all re
ferr d to the accident and spoke feelingly
aboi t the afflicted.
Hovf a Miner Discovered That Strnnenla.
j tlon Is a Fact.
Denteb, September 29. A miner em
ployed in one ot the mines atLeadville is in
Denver, undergoing peculiar treatment at
one! of the hospitals.. Several weeks ago
thrJe miners, while eating their' morning
lunth, discussed various topics. In the.
course of the talk death by strangulation
came up, and one of the men, Frank
Leahey, expressed the opinion that by the
exelcise of a little judgment and nerve a
max could sustain life ior a considerable
Hunk even when suspended by the neck.
To t challenge to illustrate his theory in, his
ows person, he replied that he was perfectly
willing to do so, and a wager ot $50 was
mae and accepted. The foolhardy theorist
at (ince descended the shaft and commenced
preparations, for his experiment. Tying a
rop around his neck he gave the signal,
an in an instant he was swinging in the
A few seconds afterward Leahey became
pa "n fully aware that he was sacrificing his
liff to an idiotic theory. The rope con
tracted, the blood in its passage filled his
hted almost to bursting, his eyes protruded
from the sockets, his swollen tongue bepah
Iji'make its way between his lips, and then
he became unconscious. His friends, having
rjo faith in the experiment, let him down I
witn aiacribv. .&.! ursb it was iuuuiiii iuai
Ihe'youngjnsrjLwa? d'ea'db'ntafteran.hour'f
"hard workconsciousness was restored.
A Bailroad Lino to Connect Hudson Bay
With tbe Lakes.
Sault Ste. Makes, Mich., September
29. Canadian and American capitalists
have applied to the Canadian Parliament
for a charter for a railroad from the Cana
dian Soo to Hudson Bay. Becent discov
eries of coal have been made on the Moose
river, about 260 miles north of the Zoo, by
the stipendiary magistrate of that district,
and some of it has been brought down for
examination, creating no little interest in
that unfamiliar land, and exciting consid
erable comment The road will be 370
miles iu length and will cross the main line
of the Canadian Pacific 10 miles due north
of the Soo. The country is said to be rich
in pine and minerals. ,
The idea of the men interested is to open
up this co'untry and to bnild to Hudson
Bavwitha view to making a European
route through the Hudson Strait. The dis
tance is one-third less than tbe much-talked
of route from Winnipeg. The Dominion
Government will be asked for aid and a
surveying party will start ont from here
January 1, under the direction of Joseph
Fozens, a well-known Canadian engineer.
The line will give the Canadian" Pacific a
cut-off to the water.
Mysterious movements ot Politicians la nnd
Around Harrisbnrw
Haebisbubg, September 29. J. H. An
drews, Frank Willing Leach, Senator
Quay's Private Secretary; the latter's son,
Bichard Quay, and James S. McKean, the
junior Senator's choice or Postmaster at
Pittsburg, arrived here at a late hour last
night. McKean's movements were very
mysterious, but he is said to have obtained
an interview with Senator Cameron, atLoch
iel, relative to his candidacy for the Pitts
burg postmastership, and to have requested
the Senator's influence in having him ap
pointed. Senator Cameron was also visited
by other politicians to-day, who had politi
cal axes to grind. The Senator had a con
ference with Quay at Donegal, lasting sev
eral days, concerning political appoint
ments, and on Saturday they had the lim
ited train West stopped at Middletown.
Senator Cameron went no further than
this city, and Senator Qnay continued his
trip to Beaver. McKean, Andrews, young
Quay and Leach left here this afternoon.
Determined That Her nnsband Shall Not
Hnve Their Child.
New Yoek, ' September 29. General
Martin T. McMahon,counsel for Mrs. James
G. Blaine, Jr., said to-day that as soon as
Mrs. Blaine recovers from her severe
illness proceedings will be began
against her husband for divorce. It has not
yet been determined whether the suit will
be for an absolute or limited divorce.
It is reported that just before her removal
from Prof. Doremus' honse she asked tbat,
in case her sickness had a fatal termination,
Mr. Blaine should not be allowed to have
her child. Mrs. Blaine was reported to be
much easier to-day.
The General's Friends Are Still Showing
Some Signs of Life.
Paris, September 29. As the result of
hisvisitto the Comte de Taris at Sheen
House, M. Herve has retired from the elec
tion contest in his district in favor oi the
Boulangist candidate.
A letter from General Boulanger is pub
lished in Boulogne, in which the General
asks his supporters in that city to transfer
their votes to the Conservative candidate.
iljDiiki2 JET
IrlTCi Ttt T iili
r 'tufx
After Thirty-FiYe Years of Interest-
ing Diplomatic Dealings
a Million Dollars Wanted. Tim the
Danish Government.
An Arlitratsr Appointed Who Is Expected Boon ta
Settlo the Case,
After 35 years a noted international claim
is about to be adjudicated. An arbitrator
is expected soon, at Athens, to give a de
cision in a case which three Secretaries of
State failed to have settled.
Washington-, September 29. A noted
international claim which has been pending
for 35 years, and which has been the sub
ject of a deal of interesting diplomatic cor
respondence, will soon be settled by tbe de
cision oi an arbitrator, mainly through the
efforts of Washington lawyers, who have
for some time been counsel for the claimant,
and a few days ago were appointed special
counsel for the United States to present the
case before the arbitrator.
In 1854 the Danish authorities' at the.
island of BL Thomas, seized and held" for
several months two American vessels, the
steamer. General .Franklin and the barque
Catherine-Augusta, upon the pretext that
they were laden with arms to aid a revolu
tion in the Argentine Bepubluv fThe
officers showed that the. arms and vessels'
were destined for Mexico, had been sold to
the Mexican Government, and that the
vessels had put into port at St Thomas on
account of rough weather. "There was
in the South-American States at that time,
and this rendered the'-charge of the Danish
officials additionally absurd.
...- . V.U.V UV d.- .MUM,,, fc9 4.W1H.CU,
and. pending the release of tbe Augusta.
was chartered temporarily by the British-!
Government to carry the mail between St
Thomas and the Windward Islands. As
she was" departing on her first trip she was
fired into by the order of Major Castohniere,
commandant at Prince Frederic battery,
and two shots -penetrated her hull, doing
considerable damage and endangering the
lives of many passengers. For this the
commandant was tiied by court martial and
dismissed from the service, and this was the
only redress ever received by the owner of
tjia VCSSCl
Carlos Butterfield, of New York, the
owner, and a gentleman quite noted in his
day, made a demand" for indemnity, bat the
claim was
by the Danish Government When the
vessels were finally released they were ,soId
for only $250,000 to the Mexican Govern
menton account of the delay in delivering
the arms and the injury done'to them, while
$500,000 was the price, originally agreed
upon.. Secretaries Cass, Seward and Fish,
pf the Department of State, all wrote offi
cially to the Danish. Government, reiterat
ing; thlej usticejif tbeiaim, bat could Tieyer
cet a favorable response. Bntterfield''diMi.i
thfi claim passed"' to Lis heirs' and" grSw 'id
fcow,vw,t cover tne original demand and
the interest, '"' "
The case was put in the hands of Wash
ington lawyers, who urged Mr. Anderson,
United States Minister at Copenhagen, to
endeavor to induce the Danish Government
to do
and through influence of the counsel and
Minister, a treaty was agreed upon, agree
ing to submit the case to arbitration. Sir
Edmund Munson, British Minister at Copen
hagen, now transferred to Athens, was
"chosen as the arbitrator. The lawyers sub
mitted their testimony on the part of the
United States several days ago, and have
just received a cable message from Sir
Edmund, stating tbat the Danish Govern
ment has filed its side of the case. A short
period is allowed for the submission of
written arguments, and then the claim will
finally be decided. The junior member of
the firm mentioned is preparing tbe argu
ment, and will probably go to Athens to
present the matter in person.
The Verdict of a Spirit Congress That Hear
of a Rare Table.
Pabis, Septembes 21. Amont: the other
interesting people who have held congresses
here during recent days are the Spiritual
ists. M. Xermina, their presiding officer,
being questioned about the photographs of
spirits, said be didn't think that the photos
were produced by trickery; he believed that'
the so-called spirits that appeared in the
photos were emanations of tbe mind of the
mediums, which, he said, never contained
anything beyond what was in the thought
or knowledge of -the persons present when
mediums were at work.
Mr. Everitt. a London Spiritualist, fold
of a curious phenomenon that he had wit
nessed at a seance. The surface of a table
rose up in the shape of a cone, from which
flames broke forth, to the great terror of the
ladies present, and then the table returned
to its proper shape. Neither he nor his
friends could explain this phenomenon, and
the spirits who were present couldn't help
M. W. Bitricke, a Dutch member, who
spoke in English, laid great stress upon the
harm done to the cause of Spiritualism by
mercenary mediums, who "bartered away
the gifts of God for gold." As a rule they
were in communication only with the worst
class of spirits, and they were the enrse of
Spiritualism. A movement was now on
foot among the Spiritualists of America to
stamp out the practice of paying mediums.
The Foreign Delegates Are Nearly All at
tbe National Capital.
, Washington, September 29. Most of
the foreign delegates to the International
American Congress have reached Washing
ton, and will have an informal conference
with the delegates on the part of the United
States at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning, for
the purpose of talking over the order of
business, before the formal organization
Wednesday. At 11 o'clock on Wednesday
the delegates on the part of the United
States will have a conference with the Sec
retary of State and receive his instructions.
Many telegrams have been received from
various cities throughout the country which
are not included in the programme of the
excursion tendered "the foreign delegates,
but to all of them the same reply has-been
sent It is impossible at this late hour to
make any change in tbe route, as every day
is 'occupied, and the arrangements for tbe
entertainment of the guests have been com
pleted in nearly every city to be visited.
A Pennsylvania Dies la Colorado.
Bueblo, Col., September 29. B. G.
Ford, General Manager of the Colorado
Coal and Iron Company, died suddenly this
morning of heart disease. Mr. Ford came
from Altoona, Pa., only a month ago to take
charge of the company's affairs here. The
remains will be taken East -
He Agrees M Msary a flirt Hr , m4
Tken, Tries to ..Break the Brl
Captured by Her Frtead ttd
Fereea U Wed.' t
' New Yoke, September 39. A strawe
story was told at' poh'co headquarters" to
nieht bV two sea about' a yobbo nks, a
friend of theirs .named David Kirekaetef',
being foreedn to a marriage witfe a Rus
sian girl, against his wilt While ' the two
men were looking for redress at headqaar
'ters the marriage ceremony wa beiag'per
iormed in the Golden Star Hall, 92 Hester
street "
.The father of.the newly-made wife is a
cloakraaker, and his name Is Aronsos.
Thinking socae time ago that his daughter
Bose should get married, hi paid ftiM to a
"Chadchia" to get her a husband. The
"Chadchin" got young Kirchneroff -to fill
the bilCand, it is said, gave him half of the
money. Tbe cottple were made acquainted.
but soon the bridegoom that was to be, Han
!r.j.J 'I a. 3 LJ- '... TT.
uesieu & cooinew uwaru uis, uauurc. .uc
made ttp his mind to leave the oity, and
tried to carry out the design on Saturday
last 'He went down -Grand afreet toward
the ferry, bnt was followed by Aroasea and
the "Chadchin," who captured him on a
Williamsburg ferry boat and' brought Ma
He was. taken to a house in Christie street
and kept there till this afternoon under a
guard of six men. To-night he wis com
pelled to walsr to the Golden Star Ball, doa
a'wedding suit and go through his part of
the ceremony. Babbi David Falk. of 65
Canal street,' officiated. It is not yet known
what steps will be' taken in'the matter.
Conlletfag Statements as ta the Operations
of the British Syndicate.
Minneapolis, September 29. C. A.
Billsbury was seen last night regarding the
report) 'that British capitalists, acting
through an agent is Chicago, had purchased
the Pillsbury mills here. Ho declared that
he'had. never heard of Hr. Meyer, the
alleged Chicago agent, and that there was
nothing in the story.. The mills would, of
course, be sold provided he could get hie
"My private opinion," he added, "is that
the Yandusen elef at&s are sold, to whom I
don't know. I know there was an option oa
the Washburn mills; but I think" it would
take a good deal more money to get them
.now. Mr. Meyer may represent parties who
have money enough to carry the deal through.
All lean say is that the Pillsbary milk are
not sold."
iS. D. Cargill, of the Cargill tysteta of
elevators, refuses to speak or be sees.
Charles M. Harrington, the loeal manager
of the Yandnsen and Star elevator systems,
denied that there wai any truth in the re
port of the sale pf the Yandnsen and Star
Reedls Favored for Speaker! With a
Chance oa First Ballot.
'Washington', September 39. John X,
Farauhar. Congressman from Buffalo, ar
rived to-day. He says that all bnt two of
the 21 Bepublican members from New York
State had made np their minds, as earlv'as
Congressman Belden's dinner at the Arling
ton last' spring, thatlhey'were in 'favor of
Beed forSpeaker; aid wo'iiW-fieBt' Mhm,
ates'Mr." Belden's statement thafcxtfce
New York delegation will be boandto sa
ironclad arrangement made at thacfirae'llji
support the Speakership candidate whoarl
two-thirdsof tbe members are in favor o
Major Farquhar adds that he saw many
of the New York members at the Saratoga
Convention, and they. were all determined to
stand to their original purpose. He would
not be surprised, indeed, to see Beed
nominated on the first ballot The New
York delegation will meet late in October
and organize minutely in behalf of the
Maine man's canvass.
Major Farquhar says that he will embrace
the first opportunity of the season to intro
duce his bill to provide subsidies for the
American merchant marine.
One of Montana's Cities Visited by a Hillloa
Dollar Biases.
Butte Crrr. Mont., September 29.
Fire this afternoon destroyed an entire
block in the business part of the city. A
strong wind prevailed during the fire, and
for a time it was feared a disastrous con
flagration could not be prevented. It
was brought under control with a loss of
about $1,000,000. The fire started at noon,
and a violent wind fanned the flames into
fury, while an insufficient supply of water
prevented effective fighting against the
The district burned is in the business por
tion, and among the "buildings burned are
the Bowes block, First National Bank,
Hennessey's drygoods store, Babcock's hat
store, the Bernard block, Gamie's shoe
store. Several smaller establishments were
also bnrned.
A Virginia Negro Shot Shortly After Seeing-
a Spook.
Alleghajty 8TATION, Ya., Septem
ber 29. A month ago Dick Winston, track
walker on the Chesapeake and Ohio Bail
road, was assassinated by another negro,
who claimed that he had con
jured a member of his family.
Joe Bose succeeded him. No sooner had
Joe entered upon his duties than he claimed
to see the spirit of the dead Winston.
Saturday night at the station he accident
ally brushed against a mulatto boy, who
shot Bose dead. The negroes connect the
visitation and ghostly appearances with
this fatality, considering tbem to have been
warnings to Bose of his approaching death.
The Remit of nn Investigation Into
Insane Asylum Management.
St. Paul, September 29. The report of
the Eochester asylum investigating com
mittee was made public yesterday. D,r.
Bowers is entirely exonerated from any
culpable neglect in the management of tbe
asylum, but stringent suggestions are made
for the regulation of attendants, by whom 20
atrocities are proved to have been commit
ted. At the conclusion of the reading of the
committee's report and after be had been
fully exonerated, Dr. Bowers tendered bis
resignation as superintendent, and it was
A Dead Woman's Features Show She "Had
'Lost Her Reason.
New- Yoek, September 29. Deputy
Coroner Conway to-day held an autopsy on
the body of Miss Anna Lorenza
Shaw, who was a daughter of
Mrs. Louise Shaw, who died last
Thursday, at her mother's house. E. L.
Irion, Mrs. Shaw's son-in-law, had told the
Coroner that he suspected that Miss Shaw's
death was due to ill-treatment received from
Dr. F. F. Marsschai, her stepfather.
Dr. Conway decided thathe young lady
died from atrophy of the heat broaznt on
by cedema of the lungs. Drj Conway said
that Miss Shaw's face, as she y ia death.
snowed mat sne aaa lost aerratses.
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supply tfce-dessand for.
Boaderssarier trial ia tae
Queer erri4 setae peMfe'km wtr
gotoNewTorir,lwt-th9e of k
doctors ia the Boeder ease are the
that have orepped oat ia Coaaeelle 1
The "fifth titill exailHt" ia' tk I
ease was passed aet thai
day. ItbadjastwjwlVeaiXwa
tbe paper wrappings ware mtKk&
blood. Noneoftlwjaryea4
ghastly Uting;
William J, Seader, tfce.irhiasr.
present ease, is betas Med hr Ht i
JobnGalvin, Beta were yoaag i
Tin's skull was penetarod wMh a 1
the State's Aitoraey Me
u-. bsss to expensteat ia -
with knives, to prove Ht,'Ga
conld have beea eaaeed la Mm i
leged. The defease pitted. Dt 3. Mil
against Dr. Cook. He wae al
York on the spar of the BMatetjtwi
skull that couldn't be stabbed I
he hurried back to controvert
It was Dr. Boot wa headed kt t
itmlloaFrMay, He testified ikaal
gone to New York a, wedaeawsf i
aaa aeoat a o ciocxaaa,exa
body st the Bellevne
u.fle subject was a yeaag
years old. a'ae elector, was
pnncfnre the skull br strik
knife. He struck It-30 tinea.
was here haaded over to the jam. i
sttncuveiy shrunk, baec ia taatr i
re i used to tones it
"Skull exhibit No. 6" was faW
before the witness, who was asked :
was punctured, wbea.follewed
made with a small'kaifc "Dr.
alter a' critical exaainatiotT, thai a
not believe toe skulls eeaMT'
punctured with a knife.,
Here the defease rested and Dr. i
retailed by tacSUte ia
tied taat- aw nwch.
aaea waiehaepaiiien
Jaae." Wits a sesafi ktrife.ke .
the skull tea times la tea ;
Xae Kane was. withdrawn vtr
the last Then the Made We
eral times the blade went taroaga the
up to tne nut.
UT. UOOK. unon cross eisnn
ot another and an earlier nTjirnmiai a
a skull in a hospital la New Yotk. fef
, .. . ' r
two or tnree blows with the knife i
the skull. Others did not Tak ska
not shown to the jury, oaly
the knife had penetrated. The asW
was one of ordinary weight, taek. m
be bought for a dollar, Aboat the
last February. Dr. Cook said, he hao
another experiment on a skull at ta
York morgue, to see how easily a :
could be made to penetrate it. Dr. Pl?aatitjtj
oi .new xorir, was present, aaa ae eae I
The subject of the experiment was M
man. Three or four ordinary kaives
employed. Two of them went tareagpt
ssuii. xnese were brought to Hi
The others were thrown into the Eaef laearf
The witness struck perhaps five bkws,sVl
together, that penetrated the skull. Jaaal
skull has not yet beea oftsred in evideaee.'
The experiment made by the witaess J
June was again taken up, and Dr. Ceok
muted to lawyer uole, who- was
examining him, that the blades of tto
knives employed were
TIXED ur position-
to prevent tbem from closing up aad oatMacl
tbe hand. Of this point ia fever of Mai
client Mr. Cole made as much as poMlets.'
Tha mitnAiur liail ssitiul w!., -? a1 1 V
because tbe cut and fissures reeeabled tfeeea "j
in the skull of Galvin. Ia oonehtdfaj; ass ;
testimony, Air. jooc saia tost sm seeea ex-i
periment was made solely for "his ewavi
pleasure." The State's atianurr femttr
nothing of it until the result was
to him.
Dr. L. O. Plympton, of the Charity Bee?
T,fo1 Hlfl.nr.11'. T,f, J l.tJ - .!n-X t
y., .u.ot.noB .umuu, KHI (H I I II SSSj,
pari ia two OI JJr. lOOK 3 SKUtl-SttBDifijf
periments at the morgue.
Dr. Francis Bacon, of New Havea. i
tbe last pbysican put oa the stand. M'
told the lawyers that it was mneh awre'aW-
ncuit to fracture tbe skull ot a dead
than tbat of a live person. He thea weat e
to say that Galvin did not die of apeptacy; as
nau oeea asserted, txa reasoas far
opinion were because of the asaa's
and strength, and because the pos;
saowea an toe organs neaitay.
Here the State rested. The
given to the jury late last night
The Amoaat of the LoaJstaaa Beaa FiVsJjl
Over a MiWea Began,
NE-W UBLEans, SeBtemher 24. Bh
statement is now made upoa what ameiEnf
to De good authority, tbat imgulnrimii
have been discovered in what is kaewaaii
the "Baby" bonds, cesaeMing at
'102,000, with some slight &rs)tahnr
previous to that number. Nearly 'all tWj
these Donas anove luxwu are fraBaafeatfl
The State Auditor and Treaaawr'wM!
soon take up tnis oranca of HiTnaMjtnta"T
Attorney General Rogers admits that tfcei
bonds have been abstracted or otaerwate
tamnered with to the amount of jastssi
According to Judge Sogers figures mWaVj
laication aireaay in signs will reaoa
than .900.000. ""M
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Case Mill aa Experiment.
Washington1; September 39.-
of Agriculture Ruik baa retaraed ta'Aal
city after an inspection of the ailk fer Mi
manufacture of sugar fremserghaai eaMfarJ
the new diffusion process. Waea nrrij if
tne new process naa provea a snnsorjr
tary Busk replied: ,
I cannot sy tbat it has as yet Tae
mens cnemists stauonea at tae
work to find ways' of lmDroTW oa
which we now get; bat neless Am saa tvi
im Tery uoHBtim aneniMiinsitf)
aagar iroai sergfiam ease. Tfcrea
the cheat!, hawevar, are stat.
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