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A LIGHTNING FLUSH
Kindles a Conflagration Which
' Destroys the Brooklyn
SOME MARVELOUS ESCAPES
Dr. Talmage Was a Witness to the
Utter Euin of flis Temple.
THE EAIN POUEED DOWN IN TORRENTS.
Bat Had No Apparent Effect Upon, the
Progress of the Flames Tbe Finest
Orson in tbe Country Destroyed Once
Before tbe Celebrated Preacbcr Was
Unrned Oat He 'Will Abandon His Trip
to tbe Holy Idind Firemen Almost
Caught Under tbe Falling Walls Hun
dreds of People Rendered Homeless by
a Lumber Fire.
Dr. Talmage's famous Brooklyn Taber
nacle was destroyed by fire yesterday morn
ing. A stroke of lightning is believed to
have been the origin of tbe flames. The
Doctor will abandon his proposed trip to
Palestine until his church is rebuilt Some
of the occupants of the neighboring honses
were rescued with difficulty, and several
firemen had a narrow escape "from falling
isrrciAL telegram to the dispatch. 3
Brooklyn, October 13. The fire which
destroyed Dr. Talmage's Tabernacle in
Schermerhorn street, this city, early this
morning, was discovered by Policeman Mc
Caffery, who was on his beat in the rear of
the church. A high board fence obstructed
his view of the walls, but he saw enough to
urge him to prompt action. Smoke was
escaping from the roof and the side windows
were illuminated. He ran around to a fire
alarm box and sent out an alarm. Then he
hurried into Schermerhorn street and did
some energetic work.
The block on Schermerhorn street from
Nevins street to Third avenue, is not long,
and the front wall of the Tabernacle oc
r enpied 150 feet of the north side. Prom the
church to Third avenue a continuous row of
frame houses extended, and on the other
side of the front wall were two three-story
brick dwellings intervening between the
Tabernacle anda school building, which was
formerly used as a church by Dr. Talmage's
IT BUEKED FTEBCELT.
McCaffery was only a few minutes in send
ing outan alarm bnt when he got to Scher
merhorn Etreet the Tabernacle was ablaze,
first he awakened people whose homes
seemed to be in Hanger, bnt he had little
trouble, for nearly everybody on the block
had by this time been aroused by the glare.
The brick house immediately adjoining
the church on the west side was occupied by
John Ames and his family. The wind was
by this time blowing the flames over the
roof, and the building seemed in immediate
peril. All Mr. Ames' people were secured
without much difficulty except Mrs. Julia
Ames, who is 80 years old and who was al
most paralyzed by fright
f McCafiery picked her up in his arms and
carried her into the street and then took her
to the residence of Charles E. Teale, where
she remained all day to-day, very much
prostrated by her exciting experience.
AX EXCITED THBONG.
By this time the block was alive with ex
cited people who had escaped into the street
in a panic, half clad. The stylish brick
houses just across the street from the
Tabernacle were soon tenantless, for the in
tense heat shivered the window glass into
fragments and drove the people out
The alarm was sent out at 2:45 o'clock A.
II., and five minutes later the neighborhood
was in an uproar. Two alarms followed the
first, and soon the neighboring streets were
filled with engines, hook and ladder trucks,
policemen and firemen. An attempt to
enter the building would have been fool
hardy in the extreme, for the entire structure
was by this time a box of flame.
The brilliancy of the picture presented to
those who were lucky enough to see the de
struction of the Tabernacle, was never sur
passed by that of any Brooklyn fire. First,
the solid brick walls of the big edifice con
' fined the flames within the building, but on
the trefoiled and mullioncd windows of the
front and side walls the glass shone very
brightly. The peaked roof, covered with
slates, .was soon eaten away, and the flames
shot up in a solid mass.
A CAN OPT OF FLAME.
There was a strong breeze from the north
west and it carried a shower of sparks which
canopied the street and alighted on the
roofs of the honses on the opposite side of
the way. The roof of the Tabernacle was a
solid structure, with trusses of stout oak,
and its sturdy skeleton outlasted the worst of
tbe fire. But it blazed in a picturesque way
for all that, and finally it fell in a mass and
rsent up more sparks to menace the neigh
Dr. Talmage was on the street soon after
the fire broke out He was aroused at his
home, on the corner of Sonth Oxford street
and De Kalb avenue, to look at the glare of
a big fire, and he climbed up into the ob
servatory on the roof to see where it was.
He was alarmed when he saw the direction
of the blaze, and divining its location,
dressed quickly and hurried to his burning
He found several of 4he trustees there
ahead of him, including John Wood,,one of
ihe most energetic of the board. Nothing
couId be done to Bave any of the property in
.rhe"church. The firemen had made this
"MiscbVery before Dr. Talmage reached there,
SJand were directing their energies to saving
itlf?adjoining dwelling houses.
TO CONFINE THE FIEE.
This was hard work, for the cornices of
half a dozen houses on the opposite side of
the street caught fire. The houses on each
side of the Tabernacle were threatened and a
force of men had to keep them deluged with
water. Tbe firemen were so busy that some
ot them hid been working half an hour
before they noticed that rain was falling in
But the rain did sot help them, nor did it
i drive away the people who stood massed on I
the street watching the blaze. In an hour
the church wasiu rains, the flames had lost
their fierceness, and all that remained of
the big Tabernacle and its valuable organ,
the largest and sweetest in tone in the United
States, Dr. Talmage says, were the stout
walls and gables, to which adhered charred
fragments of the galleries, and a mass of
blazing wood which filled the cellars of the
There was nothing but an ampitheater of
desolation. The firemen remained on duty
until nearly church time and deluged the
debris with water. The men of engine com
pany No. 10 had a narrow escape shortly be
fore 9 o'clock. Despite the fact that the
cross-tipped gables were swaying in the
wind, the firemen stood under the walls with
their hose. The men of No. 10 were insider
the rear wall, throwing a stream into the
cellar under the organ niche.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Finally somebody cried: "Look out,"
and they scrambled back just as the top of
the wall fell with a crash. Tons of brick
covered the ground where a second before
they had been standinir. During the entire
day crowds gatbered to see the ruins, and
the police had much difficulty keeping the
people outside the fire lines.
The causal of the fire is at present a mys
tery. Some think the building was struck
by lightning, although there was no report
of thunder. The sexton, James Dey, who
lives in Navy street, near the church, says
he was in the building until after 6 o'clock
on Saturday evening. The fufnaces had
not been started this year and as far as be
knows there was no fire in the building
when he left
The Tabernacle was lighted with incan
descent lamps furnished by the Edison
Compan y in September last, and some of
the company's men were working there on
Saturday. Xney le.t no lire, as far as the
sexton knows. The church people and sev
eral of the firemen adhere to the lightning
tneory, and Dr. Talmage is of the same
opinion. He says he has no reason to sup
pose the fire was of incendiary origin.
Dr. Talmage looked careworn when a DIS
PATCH correspondent had a talk with him
at his house to-day. He had had a busy
day, receiving many callers.
A GREAT MISFORTUNE.
"This is indeed a great misfortune," he
said, "but it is one of those things that must
be borne with such resignation as we can
command. "We know nothing regarding the
cause of the fire, but imagine ihat the light
ning must have caused it The electric con
nection was cut off on Saturday night by the
electricians, so that they were dead and they
could not have occasioned the fire. There
is no suspicion of incendiarism. The fire
will, of course, render it impossible for me
to carry out ray proposed trip to the Holy
Land, as I shall have to remain to help in
determining plans for our future. I was to
have gone to the Holy Land in two weeks,
but I cannot leave my people just now."
The official name ot the church organiza
tion is the Central Presbyterian Church.
The congregation worshiped first in a
wooden building in Willoughby, near
Pearl street, Brooklyn, now used as an
auction room. Then the congregation
moved to Schermerhorn street, where it
worshipped in a building a few feet from
the site of the Tabernacle. In 1870 the first
Tabernacle was erected on the present site.
It was a wooden building sheathed with
corrugated iron and it lasted for only two
BUSHED DOWN BEFORE.
On Sunday morning, December 22. 1872,
it was burned to the ground. Dr. Talmage
reached in the Brooklyn Academy of
usic until the Tabernacle which was
burned to-day was built The structure
was in theform of a cross, 150x113 feet,
with a rear extenslonvl2x60 jeet It was of
Gothic architecture Jof the fourteenth cen
tury. The architect was John Welsh, of
Brooklyn. The building was of brict and
and coigned "pressed stone.
The interior was in the shape of an am
phitheater and was capable ot seating 2,800
persons. The ceiling was of trusswork. The
building was dedicated February 22, 1874.
All the walls, with the exception of that in
the rear, were standing to-day, but the orna
mental front pillars of polished Aberdeen
granite naa oeen cntppea bv the heat and
the walls were rendered worthless,. An ivy
which was trained up the front of the church
seems to have withstood the heat It looked
bright and green to-day amid the general
A rough estimate of the loss made to-dav
by several of the trustees fixes the damage
to the building and contents at between
150,000 and 5200,000. This includes the
loss occasioned by the destruction of the
magnificent organ, which was built by
Lardine & Sons. There is an insurance on
the building and contents of $130,000.
AN APPEAL FOE HELP.
Dr. Talmage has issued an appeal to the
public for help, saying that the church has
never confined its work to its own locality.
The church, he says, has never been large
enough for the people who came, and he
wants 5100,000 beside the insurance to build
a larger and more suitable structure.
"I make an appeal," he says, "to all our
friends throughout Christendom, to all de
nominations, to all creeds and those of no
creed at all, to come to our assistance. I
ask all readers of my sermons the world
over to contribute as far as their means will
The Advisory Board adopted resolutions
expressing submission to Providence and a
determination to rebuild, the locality and
style of building to be indicated by the
amount of contributions made. Services
will be held hereafter in the Brooklyn
..uaueuijr jx ixuaii.
A Fire Starting In a Lumber Tard De
stroys Nearly an Entire Tillage Aid
Sent From a Distance The
Loss Will Reach $300,000.
Sault Ste. Mabie, Mich., October 13.
Fire broke out inVjook's lumber yard at
Serpent river, Ont, 90 miles from here, yes
terday afternoon. A heavy northwest wind
blowing extended the flames to the docks
and warehouses of this extensive firm, and
at 6 P. si. the whole town was afire. There
are 40 buildings in the town, general stores
and dwelling houses. A special train and
fire engines and a brigade of Sault Ste. Ma
rie, Ont, firemen left at once for the scene
of the conflagration.
my million feet of lumber, this year's
cut, lias been consumed. The loss is esti
mated at $300,000. The vicinity is strewn
with household goods and homeless families
for acres. The steamer Africa and schooner
Marquis, which were loaning at the docks,
pulled out into the lake and are safe.
The fire was extinguished earlv thin
morning, there being a. few buildings and
the sawmill saved, but no lumber. Cook
Brothers, proprietors of the industries, had
the finestfire protection on their premises of
any firm in this section, but the strong wind
spread the fire rapidly. The stock was in
sured for about half the loss. There are
about 200 people homeless to-day, and tem
porary structures are being erected to house
IT MEANS MOKE IN FAKES,
And That's Why tbe Pennsy Would See St.
Lonls Get tbe Fair.
St. Louis, October 13. During his stay
in St Louis, President Boberts, of the Penn
sylvania Railroad, was called upon by the
"World's Fair Executive Committee, and he
assured the committee that, when the proper
time came, the Pennsylvania would not
witnnoid its suDstanualnnancial support,
through the Vandalis. thi nnnfwtn i;
of the Pennsylvania, which enters this rit
TELL0W FEVER FACTS.
Somo Interesting Features of tbe Report of"
Surgeon General Hamilton A Care
ful Study of the Blseaso by
"Washington, Octobef"13. The annual
report of Supervising Surgeon General
Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital Service,
for the fiscal year ended June 30,
1889, was made public to-day. Students
of yellow fever and those interested in
the establishment and maintenance of quar
antines and camps of refuge will be inter
ested in the study of the rules and regula
tions prepared by the Supervising Surgeon
General for the guidance of officers in
charge of those different measures of relief.
and by the perusal of the many valuable
contributions from tbe officers of the corps
who saw active service in the late Florida
An article on the "Diagnosis of Yellow
Fever," by Past Assistant Surgeon John
Guiteras, calls especial attention to the
diagnostic symptoms of the disease which
appear early in its course, and which will
no doubt be of great value in any future
outbreak of the fever in clearing up the
doubt and uncertainty which always
attends the arrival at a definite
conclusion in regard to the first
few cases which forebode the onset of an
ppidemic. Dr. C. G. Paget, in an article
on the "Treatment of Yellow Fever." fur
nishes more.than 30 clinical charts of cases
which came under his care, and which
illustrates the altered ratio, existing be
tween pulse and temperature so character
istic of this fever. Dr. Faget was id charge
of the fever hospital at Camp Perry, and
enjoyed exceptional opportunities for wit
nessing the course of the disease from its in
cipiency. Surgeon "W. H. Hutton, who was in com
mand of Camp Perry almost from the beginning-to
the close of the outbreak, gives
an interesting sketch of the establishment
and conduct of this, the first "detention and
observation" known in the history of epi
demics. The establishment of the camp was
an experiment, but, unlike experiments, it
fully justified the most sanguine expecta
tions of its originator.
A BAD FAMILY.
Three Brothers Terrify a Tillage, Whip tbe
Blayor and Defy Arrest Thirty Shots
Exchanged In nn Attempt to
Cnpture Them la Tain.
rF2CIAI TELXGBAU TO THE DISPATCH 1
Columbus, O., October 13. News was
received late to-night of a terrible tragedy
at "Westerville, the seat of Oterbein Uni
versity, 12 miles north. A family named
Hessler resides near the village. They have
been the terror of the neighborhood, and
have been subjected to numerous arrests for
minor infractions and acts of outlawry.
FrankHesslerandhis three brothers came
to the village Saturday evening, and, after
getting drunk, concluded to whip the
Mayor, H. P. Andrews. Frank Hessler
knocked the Mayor down on the street, and
then the whole crowd defied arrest A posse
was sworn in to pursue them to their home
and arrest them for assault with intent to
kill the Mayor, but they had prepared them
selves and guarded all avenues of approach
Marshal J. "W. Oyler was shot Jn the
shoulder and will die from the effects of the
wound. The entire load of "shot lodged in
his person, and at such short range that the
clothing was carried into the wound. One
of the deputies was sbofthrough the hat and
another through the sleeve of his coat.
Their wounds are slight Frank Hessler
received three or four wounds, but escaped.
He had his wounds dressed at Galena last
night, and they arimore serious.
About 30 shots were fired, and it is
thought one of the Hesslers was killed, as
he cannot be found. "Warrants were sworn
out this morning charging them with shoot
ing to kill, and a stronger posse has been
after them all day. To-night old man
Hessler and two young men named Moore
were arrested, supposed to have had some
thing to do with the assault The town is
greatly excited over the occurrence.
Don't Know Whether Sbo Will Grant Yan
kee Fishers Licenses or Not.
ISrECIAL TELEGBAM TO TOE DISPATCII. 1
Ottawa, Ont., October 13. The Minis
ter of Marine and Fisheries says that the
Dominion Government has arrived at no
conclusion regarding the renewal of licenses
to United States fishing vessels next season
under the same terms as provided by the
modus vivendi. It is no longer a secret
that there are serious dissensions in the
Dominion Cabinet with regard to the whole
qnestion of trade and commercial relations
between Canada and the United States,
which may possibly lead to the resignation
of one or more of the Ministers of Sir John's
Sir John Thompson, Minister of Justice,
said last week: "Reciprocity is unnecessary,
impossible, and is not the policy of the Con
servative party." Speaking for the Gov
ernment he said: "We fully intend to ad
here to our present policy and will .not
attempt any reciprocity measure or proposal
until the United States takes the matter in
It is now stated that Sir John Macdonald
repudiates the responsibility ot the explana
tion of the Government's policy bv the
Minister of Justice, and will take the first
opportunity of making this fact known to
the pnblic, as he cannot, in face of the cry
for reciprocity from all parts of the country,
allow the impression to go abroad that the
Government is opposed to it.
EMINENT SACHEMS BOOKED
To Take Part In a State Democratic Gath
ering in Philadelphia.
SPECIAL TXLEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Philadelphia, October 13. The ad
vance guard of out of town delegates to the
General Assembly of Democratic Societies
arrived here , to-night President ot the
State Societies ex-Lieutenant Governor
Channcey F. Black will be here to-morrow
afternoon. Senator Gorman, of Maryland;
Congressman Mills, of Texas; Henry Wat
terson, of Kentucky; Leon Abbett, the
Democratic candidate for Governor of New
Jersey, and Governor Biggs, of Delaware,
who are among the invited guests of the so
cieties, are all expected in town to-morrow.
Major John D. "Worman, Secretary of the
State Societies, has been busy for a week
preparing a complete list of the delegates
who will be present, and also in assisting
Chairman Eicholz, of the deception Com
mittee, in preparation for the entertainment
and comfort of the visitors.
The convention will be called to order
Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock by President
Black. Chairman Kisner and Candidate
Bigler will attend the convention.
THE DESTK0CTIYE FLAMES
Eat Up a Larce Combination Mill and Other
Deteoec, October 13. E. B. Fraree's
large flour mill and saw mill, situated at
FraxeeXity, was destroyed by fire last night
C. P. "Wilcox's lumber yard also caught,
but a dispatch says that part of it will be
saved. It also threatened the village, but if
the fire is stopped at the lumberyard, it will
The Detroit fire department was called
out, but a dupatch.was
received that they
would not be needed. Frazee's loss will be
laree. as his mill was a fine one. and he was
buying large quantities or grain. Insurance
AN EIGHT-HOP DAY.
Important Conference of the Great
Bodies of Organized Labor.
POWDEELI'S EXECUTIVE BOARD
Will Meet the Council of the American
G0MPEES EAGER FOR THE MOVEMENT,
Which It is Proposed to Inancnrats in the Eprfng
tt Hot Tear
The Executive Board of the' Knights of
Labor will meet the Council of the Ameri
can Federation at Philadelphia to consider
the inauguration of an eight-hour day on
May 1 next. 'William Martin and John
Costello, of Pittsburg, will be among those
present. The results of the conference are
expected to be most important
ISrECtAI. TELEQItAM TO TBI DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, October 13. In this
city to-morrow (Monday) will be held a
conference between the Executive Council
of the American Federation ot Labor, which
embraces all the powerful trades unions on
the one hand, and General Master "Work
man Powderly, with his Executive Board,
representing the Knights, on the other, to
discuss and perfect plans for the general in
troduction ot the eight-hour work day on
May 1, next
The result of the conference will be im
portant, inasmuch as it may exert upon the
wage workers of the country an influence so
powerful and far-reaching as1 materially to
change their industrial condition for years
to come. Mr. Powderly will be accom-.
panied by James "W. Hayes, A.W. Wright,
J. J. Holland, John Devlin and Joha
Costello, his cabinet advisers, who hail re
spectively from New Brunswick, N. J.;
Hamilton, Ont; Jacksonville, Flu.; De
troit and Pittsburg.
THE FEDEEATION BEPBESENTATITES.
The Executive Council of the Federation
will be represented in the persons of Samuel
Gompers, President of New York; Daniel
McLaughlin, Vice President, of Braidwood,
III.; William Martin, Second Vice Presi
dent, Pittsburg; P. J. McGuire, General
Secretary, of this city, Henry Emrich,
Treasurer, of New York, and Hugo Miller,
August Delabar and Josiah Dyer, Trustees,
also of New York. Most of these labor
leaders are now here and the remainder are
expected to arrive, early to-morrow morning.
Tbe representatives of the Knights who
were invited to the conference by the offi
cers of the Federation mainly to secure
their co-operation, will acquiesce in the
general plans and purposes agreed upon by
the trades unions, and will give to the
eight-honr movement the moral sanction
and support or their organization. The
Federation asked Mr. Powderly to present
tue eigbt-boar question to tne coming Gen
eral Assembly of tbe Knights, to be held in
Atlanta in November.
This Mr. Powderly will doubtless do,
recommending, however, that the General
Assembly declare officially in favor of the
eight-hour work day in only the most con
servative manner. With this assurance
erantcd the American Federation will
manage the movement itself and take this..
initiative in its introduction, depending
merely upon the Knights as accessories and
auxiliaries in keeping the
BANES OF LABOB SOLID
daring the possible contests that may ensue.
The introduction of the eight-hour day is a
project which has longbeen cherished by the
open trade and labor unions, and now that
they are banded together under the banner
of the American Federation, with an aggre
gate membership of 620,000, they propose to
carry it out, with heart and soul, and to ex
pend upon its execution their supremest ex
ertion and endeavor.
The date neon which it is proposed to in
augurate the eight-hour system May 1,
1890 was unanimously decided upon by
the Federation at its annual convention,
held in St. Louis in December last.
President Samuel Gompers. speak
ing of the movement, said: "We
find to-day that the working people of the
country are forced upon one or the other
horn of a dilemma, the acceptance of low
wages or the going without employment
by reason of the vast army of our unem
ployed. It seems to me to be not only a
consideration ot Humanity to Una employ
ment for those who are willing to work and
cannot find it, but a consideration of the
most material of our interests; that of mak
ing our employment more steady and ren
dering our wages more stable and less liable
to reduction. These considerations demand
of us that we
EEDUCE THE HOTSBS
of labor to eight per day. It is true, as
many say, that the eight-hour movement of,
188C was not entirely successful, but it is
also true that no movement tnat bas for its
purpose the improvement of the con
ditions of a whole people ever could
succeed in its first or even its second at
tempt But the benefits we gained in 1886
were sufficient to encourage us to make tbe
venture again. Many thousands of work
ingmen who before that 'time worked from
14 to 18 hours a day, have had their
hours reduced to 12. It has been esti
mated that more than 14,000,000 hours
of labor have been spared the toiler. There
is no question as to the justice of our move'
ment If we exhibit a proper spirit in
directing it we shall have on our side all
the thoughtful men of the country, the pro
fessional classes and all those whose inter
ests are not at the moment materially
"Certainly, in this latter part of the nine
teenth century, with all the implements of
machinery, science and knowledge contrib
uting toward the production ot wealth, we .
have arrived at that stage when eicht hours
per day is more than sufficient to pro
duce all the necessaries and tbe luxuries
that many people can reasonably want.
Among the means that will be adopted at
the conference to-morrow toward securing
the introduction of the eight-hour work day
will be tne formation of eight-hour leagues
in every city and town throughout the en
tire country, and the representation in these
leagues of the trade and labor unions, whose
representatives will concentrate attention
solely upou the movement"
HATTEES MUCH MIXED.
A Belatlonsblp Far Too Complicated to be
rSFECIAI. TELEQBAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Jeffebsok, Ind., October 13. There
lives in Union township, in this county, a
family that can boast of the most curiously
complicated relationship. Some years ago
a widower named Horgan, who had a grown
son, married a widow who had a grown
daughter. After a while he and his wife se
cured a divorce. His son then fell in love
with his father's divorced wife and he mar
ried her. The lather got married to the
daughter of tbe woman from whom he had
Each couple has children and the two
families are terribly mixed as to their re
lationship. The relationship of the children
who are the issue of tbe last marriages is too
complicated for anyone to puzzle nis bead
OCTOBER 14, 1889.
v WHITE CAP METHODS
Upon a fcrnel Young Husband Who Was
Trying to Abduct Ills Own Wife
Ills Companions la the Plan
Tarn Upon Him.
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Westminsteb, Md., October 13. Wm.
Ebbert, o f Middleburg, this county, received
a lesson. last night that ho will not soon for
get Aboutsixmonthsago he married ayoung
girl. Thtyhad lived together a short. time
only when the young wife swore out a peace
warrant against her husband. Bbbert was"
arretted and committed to the county jail.
The wife, however, failed to prosecute, and
Ebbert soon obtained his release.
Meanwhile Mrs. Ebbert had returned to
her tither and though appealed to by her
husband to retnrn to him, she remained
obdurate. She bad had enough ot mdrrie.d
life for the present Ebbert then deteonine'd
to compel her to come back to him and
organized a posse with the view of raiding
the house in which she had sought refuge,
and carrying her off by force. Haying
brought his friends together he com
municated his intention and they agreed
to assist him. Among the number', how
ever, were about a dozen who were friendly
to Mrs. Ebbert and while they outwardly
professed friendship for the reyengeltfl hus
band determined to thwart him. Last night
the band met at the appointed time am
proceeded on their mission. When within
a short distance from .he house the alleged,
friends proposed to go forward and act as
pickets. When well out of hearing they
donned white masks and armed with snake
whips, lay in wait lor the rest of the party.
As Ebbert passed they sprang ont into
the road and charged him with .horse steal
ing. Without giving him a chance to ex
plain they proceeded to give him a severe
flogging. He was lashed until his clothing
almost hung in shreds. Finally Ebbert
broke away and escaped by jntaping into a
stream and swimming to the opposite side.
It is believed that the rest of the party with
Ebbert were in tbe scheme, for they calmly
looked on while he was being flogged.
CONGER NOT ALABMED.
The Halstettd Fiasco Will Not Cause a
Republican Defeat in Ohio An
Honest Apology Should Not
ISPECtAL TELEOEAM TV THB DISPATCH.!
Columbus, October 13. Colonel A.L.
Conger, Chairman of the Republican State
Committee, returned to the city to-night and
was asked his opinion of the effect on the
campaign in Ohio of Haistead's card
acknowledging that the Campbell signature
to the alleged ballot box agreement was a
forgery. He could not see how such a
prompt and honorable action could idjure
the chances of the Republicans in the cam
paign. A frank apology, he thinks, is so
surprising to the Chairman of the State
Democratic Committee that theyexpect it to
be followed by fatal results.
He recognized the fact that some Bepub-
licans were' apprehensive that some harm
might come to the Republican cause by the
imposition on Hnlstead, but if this feeling
is general among the Bepublieans of the
State, he was not sorry, for it would, in
some degree, relieve them from over-confidence
in the campaign. He thinks Halstead
acted in a fair and honorable manner, and
in strange contrast with the Democrats,
when they bave had similar stories and for
geries about Bepublieans. He referred to
the forging of the name of Garfield to the
The campaign, he says, will continue on
the record of the parties in the administra
tion of national and State affairs, and Gov
ernor Foraker will be re-elected, and will
have the support of a Eepublican-Leglsla-ture
in both branches.
A L0XG T01AGE.
The Expedition to View tbe Eclipse In West
Africa Starts To-ftlorrow.
ISFECIAI. TXLXGBAH TO TUB DISPATCH.
New Yoek, October 13. Prof. David P.
Todd, of Amherst College, who is in charge
of the expedition which is to view the
eclipse of the sun in West Africa on Decem
ber 22, informed Captain A. E. Yates,
commander of the man-of-war Pensacola,
to-day, that the expedition would be ready
to start Tuesday, and unless nothing else
caused delay the vessel will leave the navy
yard early in the morning. As the vessel
does not carry enough coal to stand more
than 20 days, even with the utmost economy,
she will sail a great .part of the way.
After landing tbe party at St Paul de
Loanda the vessel will go to St Helena for
coal, and then cruise 100 miles off and along
the coast to allow Prot. Agassiz to take
deep-sea soundings and dredgings. After
the eclipse the party will be taken up at
St Paul de Loanda and be brought home.
BOTEE AND ANDEEWS
Are Putting Forth Great Efforts to Awaken
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH,
Haebisbtjbg, October 13. Candidate
Boyer and Chairman Andrews, who nave
been trying hard to awaken Republican en
thusiasm in the State the past week, re
turned from the Cumberland "Valley last
night and enjoyed a sound rest at the Loch
iel Hotel, to prepare for a further attack on
the Democratic forces.
This afternoon they were joined by Sen
ator Delamater, who is said to have exer
cised great solicitude as to his apparent
strength as a candidate for Governor. The
Senator will leave for hishome in Crawford
county to-morrow and Candidate Boyer and
Chairman Andrews will take a flying trip
THE B0I WILL DIE.
The Colored Porter Who Shot a Man and His
' Son8til! at Iiarge.
Poktland, Obe., October 13. H. E.
Gibbs, tbe colored porter who shot Special
Officer Thomas B. McDevitt and his 15-year-old
son Friday night, has not yet been
captured. A lioeral reward has been
offered for his apprehension, and officers
and detectives are on his track. It" is
thought he is still secreted in the city and
cannot long clnde the officers.
Both father and son are in a critical con
dition. Surgeons say the boy cannot possi
bly survive. Public feeling against Gibbs
is very intense, and tbe shooting was
cowardly and 'without the least snow of
EEYEESES IN DAKOTA
Causo a 3Ian to Throw Himself Before a
Train With Suicidal Intent.
Pbatbie Dtj Chien, Wis., October 13.
John Schmidt, of Waseca, Minn., threw
himself in front of a passenger train on the
Milwaukee road last evening and lost an
arm. He wanted some one to kill him, and
was found to be demented, having but two
weeks ago but his throat with a razor, which
wound burst Open when he lost his arm.
He has a sister living in Dane county, Wis.
There are no hopes of his recovery. Re
verses in Dakota are said to be the cause of
his rash act
An Ex-Consul to Japaa Dead.
Sah- Fbascisco, October 13. General
Thomas B. Van Buren, who was Consul
General to Japan between 1874 and 1885,
died here this morning. He was a brother-in-law
of William Walter Phelps. Van
Buren's wife is now en route here from her
home in Enelewood. K. J., and is expected
to arrive to-morrow.
Lnke Dillon Wants AH of the Facts
in the Jnry-Fixing Case.
POSITIVE PEOOF OF THE G0ILT
Of the Prisoners Accused of the Murder of
SECEET CONFERENCES A&.CHIC4G0.
At least One More Arrest Has Been Made is Ceanec
tioa With tie riot
Luke Dillon states that he was confident
that an attempt would be mid'e to corrupt
the Cronin jury, and that, influential per
sons were behind the scheme. Positive
proof of the guilt of the prisoners is in, the
hands of the State's Attorney. One more
arrest has been made in connection with the
conspiracy, and others are expected.
SPECIAL TELEOBAH TO THE DISPATCH. J
PHliiADElPHlA, October 13. The start
ling facts published to-day in connection
with the indictment of several prominent
politicians in Chicago for having attempted
to bribe jurors in the Cronin case created a
great deal of interest in this city. The mat
ter was the principle topic of discussion in
all the Irish and Irish-American clubs, and
while it was generally supposed that
friends of the accused murderers. Would
resort io some such desperate measure, the
wholesale bribing that was attempted was
Speaking relative to the latest develop
ments', Luke Dillon said : "I have been ex
pecting some such startling denouement as
this every day since the efforts of Prosecutor
Longenecker to secure a jury in the Cronin
case first began, and therefore the news
which was printed in tho papers this morn
ing does not surprise me in the least
VEBY BAD PEOPIiE.
"It was a foregone conclusion that the
friends ot the murderers of Dr. Cronin
should attempt some such nasty attack, as
this. They know well enough that the men
who are charged with the crime cannot es
cape the noose unless it should be through
some such corruption as has been attempted.
"As I said before, this is not surprising,
for any body of men who will concoct such a
diabolical plot as is found in tbe murder of
Dr. Cronin and then put it into execution
will not hesitate at such a comparatively
insignincant crime as tne onoing oi a juror.
That man Schappel is deserving of all praise
for his action in this matter, and too much
importance cannot be attached to it A
weaker man mighthave yielded to the tempt
ing offers of the bailiffs, and with him in
the jury .room no amount of evidence against
the accused would have resulted in a ver
dict in accord with it
A BEBTEPICEJIX EF1TEC.
"Of course I knew this bribery business
would be attempted, and all the time I was
fearful least the conspirators should suc
ceed, but now that the attempt has been
made and proved a failure I fear no particu
lar trouble in that line. The very proper
way in which Schappel exposed the whole
affair will have a beneficent effect on the
jurors yet to be empaneled, and the
promptness with which the would-be bribers)
we're indicted will deter other officials from
attempting to pollute the jury room.
"If the imprisoned baififfg will only tell
who authorizeddthem to" offer bribes there
will, no doubt, be farther developments of
a startling character. The sum and sub
stance of the whole matter is that the men
now charged with Cronin's murder will be
convicted. The evidence against them is
overwhelming, and while the jurymen may
fear the fate of Dr. Cronin should they find
it- -r :i 1 2ii l-i fa j
tt-veruiuiui guilty, uiay win ue ouoyeu up
by their knowledge of the fact that to fail
in their duty will excite public suspicion
and bring down on them judicial condem
"In saying that the evidence against tbe
accused man is overwhelming perhaps I
can be just a little more explicit The
general public is familiar with the facts as
adduced at the Coroner's inquest, and is
also familiar with some of the lines upon
which the case of the prosecution is based,
and yet the moat substantial of the crimin
ating evidence has never been revealed to
the pnblic. That I know for a positive
fact, for I can say that my "part of the work
in the East for Prosecuting Attorney
Loneenecker has been fruitful.
"When I say that I mean that was at
first regarded in the light of circumstantial
evidence has now taken the form of positive
prooi wmcucan easily oeiuiiy snostantiateu.
Of course I cannot say what these facts are,
as to do so would injure the case for the
prosecution; but they are of sufficient im
portance to justify a conviction of the ac
cused men. When they are revealed by the
prosecution I can assure yon that there will
be consternation in" the ranks of the de
ONE M0EE AEREST HADE,
And Two Others of the Conspirators Will
Soon be In Durance.
Chicago, October 13. Secret conferences
and rumors of further arrests tells the story
of new developments in the Cronin case to
night1. The State's" Attorney and his asso
ciates have been in private session in the
East Chicago avenue police station.
All the lawyers for the defense
were generally believed to be in close
conlab elsewhere, each of them having left
home abont 10 A. ir. and not being after
ward seen. A barber, Edward Hoagland,
one of the men who confessed to haying
been engaged in a plot to fix the Cronin
jury, told to a reporter the story of his
share. He implicates Kavanagh and
O'Donnell as the men through whom he
was drawn into the business.
Hoagland says he revealed nothing to the
authorities until he was confronted by his
own mother, who after his arrest had in
advertently admitted to a detective his con
nection with the plot. Hoagland is not
under arre3t, but is obliged to report his
whereabouts to the State's Attorney every
half hour by telepbone.
By 11 p. M. it was known that a new ar
rest had been made and the prisoner taken
for concealment to an outlaying police sta
tion. Two other arrests were expected be
HIS WALHI AND WIFE.
The Double Loss That Was Sustained by a
Columbus, October 13. The wife of
Frederick Feucht, a butcher, left borne a
week ago last Tuesday, ostensibly to visit
relatives in New Xork State, but it has
leaked ont that she has eloped with John
Keller, an ex-policeman, and took with her
$9,000 in cash belonging to her husband.
Seller leaves a wife and family of grown-up-children.
The couple are supposed to be in
KILLED BY A WIPE BEATEE.
A Horrible Hoosler Defends His Privilege
to Abuse a Woman.
Louisville, October 13. Near Jeffer
sony i lie last night James Bishop shot and
killed Charles Phipps. They were at a
dance. Bishop was abusing his wife and
threatening to beat her, when Phipps Inter
fered, and the shooting followed.
THE PEEILS SPBEADlpni HOUSE WAX& J
Almost a Horrible Disaster to the PhHad
phta Fast Express Train The Cars
and Roadbed Wrecked Only
Two Persona tnjared.
Eahwat, JT. j;, October VL What was
one of the nearest approaches to a frightful
accident ln; the annals of railroading oc
curred here this morning to tbe fast Phila
delphia express train on the Pennsylvania
Hailroad, due here at 11:13 a. M. The train
is made up of two combination parlor cars
and three coaches, and runs at a high rate
of speed. It passed the main depot here to
day" four minutes late, running at, the rate
of 60 miles an hoar. The engine, just as it
reached the east end of the long bridge east
of Main street, jumped the track and was
followed by the five cars.
The crash as the whole train left the track;
was temfio and was heard by people at the
depot a quarter of a mile west of where the
accident occurred. The train ran along the
ties for 200 feet, when the couplings broke
between the cars and each car took, a shoot
in a different direction, tearing np the rails
and ties, and digging into tbe stoae ballast
roadbed. There are four tracks at this point
and the cars were twisted around in such a
way as to completely wreck the roadbed and
the cars themselves. When the cars finally
stopped, tbe passengers, wbo were naturally
badly frightened, came out of the wrecked
cars unable to comprehend what had hap
The Only persons injured -were two ladles;
who were cut by flying glass. DeWolf
Hopper was a passenger on the train and
received a severe shaking" up, as did all of
the passengers. The accident was due to
the spreading of the rails, which were new
and, it is said, had not been properly Spiked
by the section men who laid them. Traffio
was delayed all the afternoon while an
army of workmen were busy in building a
new roadbed, the old one haying bees tern
np for a distance of 500 feet by the derailed
DEATH OP A BOLD EIFL0EEE.
The First White to Penetrate Inie the
Wilderness of Asia.
EST CABLE TO;nrE DISPATCH. -.
London, October 13. The death is an
nounced of Mr. W. W. McNair, for over 20
years connected with the Indian surrey
and famous for some remarkably
brilliant and daring explorations. When
England began her last campaign it was de
sired to ascertain whethen the Asphan and
Hisarak Valleys could be utilized
for military movements. McKair un
dertook the task of exploration and
declining a military escort, which he said
would attract too much attention to his
work, he successfully carried out his
journeys into a hostile .country with
of two or tnree native
Hia most hrillis.nl arfiip-irfmipnt
was in his journey in 1883 into the valley of
ilannstan. .-No wmte man naa ever before
dared to set foot in this fine country, north
and northwest of Tndia, on account of the
hostility of the natives.
McNair.by shaving his head and staining
his skin with a solution of caustic and wal
nut juice, contrived to get into Kafiristan
in the guise of an Indian doctor.
He spent nearly two months ia the
country and learned many interesting-facts
about the people, supposed to number
200,000, who live in its beautiful
valley. He found many of thera
nearly white in color and he formed
a high opinion of the beauty of the women:
He was at last suspected of being art agent
of the Indian Government and was com
pelled" to flee for hlslifo. before he had com
pleted hbrr work. Hfa"-'deaH -is
India was the lesult of undermining his
strength by continuous monntain climbing,
exposure and sometimes insufficient sup
plies during his past two years' surveys in
LEGiSLATUEE TO CONVENE.
Wonld-Bo United States Senators HnstHna
la South Dakota.
Ptebbe, S. D., October 13. The prpc
lamation of Governor Mellette, convening
the Legislature on Tuesday, October 15j for
the election of two sew United States Sena
tors from this new Slate, is in accordance
with the provisions of the recently adopted
Constitution of South Dakota. The city is
crowded to overflowing with speculators
and politicians, tbe former temporarily giv
ing way to the latter. A majority of the
members of the Legislature have already
arrived and tbe fight is warming up.
There are four candidates in the field.
Moody, Edgerton, Pettigrew and Wardell.
The first and second were the Senators' of
this State elected in 1885, whose seats in
Congress were not obtained owing to the
non-admission of the State. Judge Moody's
election at this time is assured, and the con
test is for the place with him. Pettigrew is
the business men's candidate, while "War
dell's cause is in the hands of the farmers,
and he hopes for some Democratic support
On the Democratic side the odds are slightly
m mvur ui jreturew,.as ugainsi XiUgercon
OUT IN THE COLD.
Another Indiana "Politician Must Get Along
Without an OBLce.
rSFXCUI. TXLECIBAX TO THZPISrATOH.l
WAsnnrOTOir, October 13. Among the
prominent local politicians of Indiana, who
came to Washington to attend the inaugura
tion of President Harrison, expecting to
"catch on," was George W. Bobertson, of
Mt. Vernon. Mr. Bobertson is a banker in
Mt Vernon, bnt during the Presidental
campaign went to Indianapolis and" acted
as Chairman J. N. Huston's Private Sec
retary at the Bepublican Stale headquarters
Mr. Bobertson is the man whom Mr.
Huston had booked for the office of National
Bank Examiner for Indiana, His case, was
lately presented to the President, who,
however, informed the friends of the Mt
Vernon banker that he cannot have the
place, because the First Congressional
District has already had too many appoint
ments. WANTS TO CLOSE A CANAL
Id Order to Recover Payment for Lots al
the Bottom of Ir.
DuLtnra, Mors-., October 13. Next
Tuesday is the day set apart especially by
William Boeing, of Detroit, through his
attorney, ex-Postmaster General Don M.
Dickenson, to shut up the Dnluth canal.
Every vessel' now passing through the
"Soo" canal is furnished with a copy of a
circular stating that npon that day a rope
will be stretcbed irom ouiKnead to- bulk
head, unless the city comes down with no
more nor less than $100,000, for certain lots
supposed to be lying around Joose at the
In the meantime Mayor Sutphin declares
he will issue a proclamation and arrest and
imprison anyone who attempts to stretch a
rope or anything else across the entrance in
ONLY A MISSODEI MUEDEE.
Tbe State of the Jameses Partially Sustains
Carthage, Mo.r October 13. Mr. J. N.
Horn, while returning from the store last
evening, was murdered and robbed. Two
shots were fired, one taking effect iathe
neck and the other In the head. The'mn
known assassin escaped and has not beea
.Treatment of tbe Semite fey Uw
MRS. HABKIS0K fill C01HTI0US.
S&a IssJBts ffe Utkiig After tta
THEPOPIJIiAEm OF Til GUtTJCAnCJ
AlUf toe Colored Demesifeg Bare Bya Befit fcy "
Soma curious faets have "bees
in relation to the servant of hW "WW,
Home. Polities seeas to have jomtMag'fce,
do with the matter, as there h ealy ,
Democrat bow employed. Prosidstrt Mat,-.-,
rison pays no attention whatever; ftr
domestics, but the younger members of cIm -family
are more cordial.
SriCIAL TZ&XSBAX TO THE BWPATCO.t . . ,
Washington. October 13. ItW eat"
discovered by a Washingtea km, who BataT
been acquainted with most of tfoWfeiWj
House servants in late adasiaiotratioas.t
that the personal, everyday beiatier ef tfce
Presidents and the mistresses of the "VfhJea
House and the White Hsase fesaftfeaW
always interesting to notiee. bat Beyer tW ' :I
same ia any two cases. Miss Keee JMisafcetf '
Cleveland hardly ever paid the eligaaet at
tention to ess of tbe servants.
Mrs. Frances FoJsoBa Cleveland, hewere'
- "J o ...... . ... Binntm i. j anwh 3
UWUa) BtlU W HOT IS7 UtRSJlUUfJUl, nT)
watchmen and tbe ltoasekeeeers, the-
vants in the kitchen, even, were 'yflsV
devoted. Mrs. Harrkos AM BMk am iaaijj
pression very similar to this
White Hoase servants. 8m always
to them ae she goes ia and eat and 1mm
observed oa more thaa eae oaeta to taiaf '
arottnd and lookback in order to de I
EOOKTSO AFXHE XA32Mk
She ia about the house seeiag tfc4
thing is In order much more Mm
Cleveland ever was. Preaideat
seemed to enjoy cultivating th toed wist ut;
the White House people. Moe kbM eoee'ii
when he had been abont to leave. Mjii b
had directed Colonel LaaHvot to
doorkeepers when he was about 'to
in order tnat tney might, 11 nay ejeaev m.-
. -. ... ....... ir -
at tne aoor to say gooaoy w am.
"Have them at the door to see toe e"f
Dan," he would sometimes My. Be wevlsi
sometimes add as lie wm aet to rttt"
UAnmv "V, ivm o tt
I . . ..-... -....1....i!
, ...... uimiik IUU1X1TE3. . i
A remark of this sort 'frt the Bplf
President Harrison would wake aheat, tatot
same kind of a seasatioa ia the WMto XeMJ
uuii uie lamutc Oi aa east, roosa mmmi ,j-a
would. The President is very-maeh tost isiiil
thought as he goes about tbe Tuiiasfci;.,
Mansion, and has been observed set to 7M
the slightest heed to the preoanoe of mm 'cYx
the White House servante. " "T?
IKE YQPS&BB ,H ,1 mmwuiMi.
That has bees the way with His. Xssfis4
tne Tesieai8 oaaewerv wm
Bnssell Harrison it is very aiflareafc '
Harrisoa is entirely appro ao stable,
nnless he has. happened teeosMkieT..
Jate xt night The White How YMU 3
111.. .U TW Bull -tT - v J T11'
.c wu .., mv. no "" " ssg
seems to appreciate that shetr pettssjss74
as "bob est as aaybodysr C" ':J
Three weeks before he easM to"!
ton, Mr. Harrison seat for a Bet
White House employes, and the
standing was at the time ttat he ia
look it over to see what removals he
make. Mr. Cleveland fouBd aye i
on the executive roll. He filled
out much delay and before the eerf e4
term nad removed toar J&ewmttoaM.
the seven Democrats who remain ea-i
roll at the beginning of the "Harrise i
ministration, the Preaideat ha
six and left one.
The one left is backed by ex-Ciiugiunjiiin
William L. Scott, of Brie, and is baWspast
to do doomed, une or tne removed
crats was a captain of volunteers ia toe i
and now baa a place in the PeetoSee 1
ment at $1,200 a year. An other was a t
I of Colonel Lamont and has a t,M9 ptoee i
uic jiucuor Jjepanmem.
THE COLOK LINE.
Beside removing the seven Domouiato, I
jt-resiaent, or we Teiaeat's wire. 1
missed nine colored servants and pt kt i
white oses The Senators and theBsonna-,.
tatlYR have lint nil tuMm ik fnniAni Y w '
during the Harrison administration, aadtjit!
cannot be predicted inst new the
can President will behave in Ma every
home relations with them.
There is a tradition that Preaideat Ck
land hesitated no more to swear at a S
tor than he would at a lamp eleaer i
neglected his wort. President Banwwi,
has not yet been known to swear to, e I
White House, aad it 1s predictes! ,ttt!j
ne never wm be Known to. Wkea mi
is angry he clenches his fists aad lees Ms!
eyes snap and betrays a fierce exproosiea ea ,
his countenance, bnt be does not swear; tm&
aitbougn ne smoses a ane olear aaa seetM
to know all about tobaeee, he does act eaew
for a solace in his lonely working- news, as"
the last President did.
Mrs. Harrison has thus far noomod ea-.
tirely capable of assuming tee dea
management of the White Hesse. ' Jfee '
dignity and decision of the last PresWeat,
nowever, neeaea to ne canea late May i
trmes. A colored messenger wbea We.,
Cleveland had brought from Albany wto.l
him struck his friends with horror aaa y i
getting arunc a second time.
ONE SEBTANT'S APPEAL.
When Colonel Wilson, then at the fccatt!
of the park department, discharged iia toe;
messenger wrote a letter in ats own defense..;
which he handed to oae of the yellow jprisn
in tne nouse,. and wnicn. ncauy, to rough
tbe intercession of Mrs. Clevelaad. raaeheslj
the President himself. Mr. Clevelaad seatf
for the man bnt not until he hlaHetf had i
seen him drdnk enough to negleet hie ar.M
The President told the' messenger that fee :
was perfectly willi ne he should drink bat
he must not get aninc The feltow Men-;
ised never to get drunk, bat he dM, aWi
naa to go.
The last steward of tbe White Hease -
a black man. and the Washington
mentioned at the outset ot wis aeeeaat sajMj
that he gave tbe White House family of aiel
last administration the name of aeto
stingy, because he deprived the wfeH
servants of much that they desired ia tfceJ
way of things for their table ia order to?
favor the servants of his own color. Stoj
present steward is a white man aad
draw no color line if he chose, beeaaee'l
servants are now all white. Ziemea is
sidered a success already in Was
soclety.as well as at the Executive Ma
because his engagement to a lady oft
town is already reported.
Mm WEEE INT0X1CAM.
A Man aad Wosaaa Found Dead la a
New Yobk, October 13. Mrs. Mm
Barnett, the deserted wife of "Fiery"
nett, the boxer, and Daniel' Murphy
found dead at a Harlem hotel taw
noon, haying been asphyxiated by
Barnett left his wife three years age ea
count oi bar xaitnlessaeas, aaa is new
posed to he ia San Fraaeisce,
Beth Mrs. Saraett aad Harper
texMatM wa ttey Mttrw mm