Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 15, 1889, Image 1

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Help, advertise la THE DISPATCH.
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offered Tor Sale In THE DISPATCH.
THE DISPATCH Is the bet advertising
medium in Western Pennsylvania. Try It.
The Arch-Conspirators in the
Great Cronin Plot Are
Almost Within Reach.
The Scheme Was Conceived in the
Office of A. & Trade, Who is
His Clerk Was the Man Who Looked After
the Details of I lie Plan Forcing an Un
willing Debtor lo Take Part Fall Con.
feKslon From Two of Tbose Implicated
Tub Special Grand Jury Returns New
Indictments The Cronin Trial Again
Postponed at tbe Request of tbe State's
Attorney Tbe Latest Sensational De
velopments. Judge Longenecker and his assistants are
close upon the trail of the chief parties to
the great Cronin jury-fixing plot. John
Graham, a clerk in the office of A. S.
Trude, Alexander Sullivan's lawyer, is now
under indictment as the one who had
charge of the details of the conspiracy. The
proof of his guilt is of the most positive
character, including the confessions of some
of his associates.
Chicago, October 4. After an investi
gation, which for skill and thoroughness is
almost unsurpassed in the history of legal
jurisprudence, Judge Longenecker and
his colleagues are now almost within arm's
reach of the arch-conspirators who con
ceived the gigantic plot to fill the vacant
seats in the Cronin jury box with bribed and
perjured veniremen.
The development of the conspiracy has
been slow andtedious work, but the results
accomplished have been highly satisfactory.
The crand jury to-day indicted John Gra
ham, a clerk who has been employed in the
law office of A. S. Trude for 15 years. The
evidence on which the indictment was based
showed that Graham was the active spirit
of the conspiracy.
It was he who employed Fred W. Smith,
the manufacturers' agent, to bribe Harris
"Wolf, bis lawyer, Louis Alexander and
Louis Eerzog. He also employed Hanks,
the bailiff, guaranteeing him a large sum of
money if he could by his own efforts or with
tbe assistance of a trnsted brother bailiff
procure a citizen with a conscience plastic
enongh and wit keen enough to enable him
to stand up before the fire of the lawyers
for the State and the defense.
Hacks confessed this much to-day after a
stormy interview with Sheriff Matson. He
admitted that he had entered into a con
spiracy with Graham to procure a juror who
would vote for the acquittal of the five men
who are on trial. He declined, however, to
give the details of his interviews with
Graham, which he admitted were very
frequent, but when he was pushed hard for
an explanation of his possession of the list
of names which he handed Salomon in the
courtroom, he said he got them from Graham
in a saloon on Clark street.
Graham said that the men were "safe"
and could be found at any hour of the day.
He then told Hanks the answers the men
should give to the questions of the lawyers.
It was agreed after a long consultation be
tween the State's lawyers that Hanks' testi
mony would not be necessary to convince
the grand jury of Graham's guilt. His own
handwriting, combined with the testimony
of Smith, who has finally yielded to the
enormous pressure that was brought to bear
on him, was enough for the purpose of the
exparte proceedings.
A legal document which Graham pre
pared in a criminal casp a few days ago was
taken from the records of the courts and the
grand jury enabled to make a close compar
ison between it and the handwriting on the
slip of paper containing the list of crooked
jurors. A single glance convinced them
that the writing on both papers was that of
the same man.
Smith's story of his connection with
Graham is in some respects a pathetic one.
Several months ago he was appointed ex
ecutor of a small estate, which was in such
a. badly crippled condition that he was
forced to engage A. B. Jenks, who is A. S.
Trude's law partner, to help him carry it
through the Probate Court.
It required months to dispose of the mat
ter, and Smith naturally was forced to spend
a good deal of his time in the office of
Trude & Jenks. There he met Graham, and
almost before either knew it an intimacy
sprang up between them which was. en
tirely loyal. Graham, acting under the or
ders oi Jenks, managed the minor details of
the work of settling the estate.
Smith was pecuniarily embarrassed and
often borrowed small sums of money from
Graham, who seemed glad to assist his new
friend. Last August Graham nppeared at
Smith's office and called his friend's at
tention to the fact that he (Smith) was not
prospering very fatt. The manufacturer's
agent admitted as much.
Then Graham unfolded a "scheme." He
would give Smith S1,000 in cash providing
he was accepted as a juror in the Cronin
case and would then vote for the acquittal,
of the prisoners. Smith objected to taking
sach tfstep. Graham then appealed to him
on tbe score of old friendship and delicately
reminded' him of the many loans which had
passed between them.
The young man at last yielded and soon
became as enthusiastic as the rest of the
plotters. He selected "Wolf, Alexander and
Herzog, whom he knew, and presented their
names to Graham, who promised that tbey
would be recommended to the right bailiffs.
Mr. Smith also suggested many other
names and agreed to use his influence in
procuring them for the jury, but before he
could do so the conspiracy was discovered
and he was inmntinentsllv thrown into a
cell at the Chicago Avenne Police Station. J
Smith was once convicted of perjury at
Oshkosh, "Wisconsin. Another statement
made by Smith, and partly corroborated hy
Hanks, indicates that the list which Solo
mon furnished the lawyers for the State was
not the only one of the kind extant when
the conspiracy was first exposed.
It was the intention to bring all these
lists into requisition in the event of the
original failing to furnish the much desired
crooked jurors. Salomon's story relative
to Hanks is only interesting because the
ex-bailiff remembered having seen Hanks
and Graham together in a Southside saloon.
The new indictment which was returned
to-day includes Graham, Salomon, Hanks
and Smith. Kavanaugh, Eohn and O'Don
nell were left out altogether for the reason
that there was no testimony to show that
they had any relations with A. S. Trude's
The significant fact about the arrest of
Graham is his connection with A. S. Trude,
who is Alexander Sullivan's lawyer. Mr.
Trude is not in town. He is snooting
prairie chickens. His brother Fred hur
ried over to the Criminal Court building as
soon as the indictment was returned this
morning and had a long conference with
Graham, who was pacing up and down his
After the interview was over Mr. Trude
told The Dispatch correspondent that he
could not see how Graham permitted him
self to be involved in the conspiracy. Late
this afternoon Graham was released after
furnishing 510,000. Kohn and O'Donnell
gave bail in 55,000 each.
There was a great crowd at the trial. The
prisoners were brought in at 10 o'clock.
Counsel for the defense greeted their clients
with some degree of effusiveness, and held
several whispered consultations with them
before Judge McConnell mounted thebench.
Six veniremen were examined. All were
excused for cause. Then Mr. Ingham an
nounced that it would be impossible for
State's Attorney Loncenecker to be present,
and pleaded for an adjournment until to
morrow. This was reluctantly granted by
Judge Mctynnell.
It was discovered to-day that Senator Par
well had recommended to Secretary Win
dom the appointment of O'Donnell as Gov
ernment ganger. The Senator was greatly
chagrined when ho learned of the protege's
A Kentucky Family Fend Renewed by tbo
Killing of John Cawood and Hired
Ulan from Ambush Rewnrd
for the Murderers.
Louisville, Ky., October 14. John Ca
wood, one of the wealthiest farmers ot Har
lan county, and his hired man, Hezekiah
Hall, were shot and killed from ambush on
Martin's Pork, some ten miles from
Harlan County Court House last Friday.
The letter bringing the news states that this
double murder is a renewal of the old Turner-Howard
feud, as Cawood is known to
have been in sympathy with the Law and
Order element, a brother-in-law of Judge
Lewis and otherwise in sympathy with Lewis
against Wils Howard, "Will Jennings and
their faction. This last killing is
a sequel to the war of extermination which
was precipitated when Judge Lewis and
his posse made an attack oh Wilson Howard
and some of his friends for the purpose ot
arresting and bringing them to account for
the many crimes they haye committed, as
Judge Lewis claimed. This took place, it
will be remembered, ea"fly in the autumn,
and two members of the posse were killed on
the spot.
One of their number, J. S. Spurlrck. "Si"
Spurlock, as he is commonly known, was
seriously wounded, but has not since recov
ered, and it is said that Spurlock has been
harboring the men, his house being made
their chief headquarters. Troops have been
sent to Harlan county and other efforts
made by the State officials to bring the des
peradoes to justice, but to no avail.
The letter also stated Charles Cawood,
who resides at Harlan Court House, has
willed his property to his wife and sworn
vengeance for the murder ofhis uncle. He
is a young man and said to be desperate
when - started and consequently more
trouble is predicted, as Charles Cawood is
out for blood.
This was not the first attempt to have
been made on the life of John Cawood.
About 12 months ago he was wounded and
his horse shot from under him by parties hid
in the bushes about seven miles from Har
lan County Court House. It is now claimed
that Wils Howard and his followers have
killed six men in Harlan county and two in
the State of Missouri. Large rewards are of-
lered lor tbe capture of Howard and Jen'
The Supremo Court Opens lo a'Fnll House
nnd Hie Business.
Washington, D. C, October 14. The
Supreme Court of the United States met
to-day, with the Chief Justice and all the
associates present. Chief Justice Fuller
announced that to-morrow the call of the
docket would commence, under the twen
tieth rule. The commission of Hon. Oliver
"W. Chapman. Solicitor General, presented
by the Attorney General, was ordered re
corded. After the admission of a number
of attorneys to practice the court adjourned
until noon to-morrow. There are about
1,375 cases on the docket, over 100 more
than at the opening ol court last year.
The Loss Will Fall Upon Banks nnd Tnrn
Philadelphia, October 14. Clark &
Keen, manutacturers of worsteds at No.
1720 South Second street, made an assign
ment to-day to Charles J. Webb. Their
liabilities are not known, but it is said the
principal burden of the failure will fall on
banks that have discounted the firm's paper
and on yarn men from whom they purchased
their raw material.
The firm bought no wool. Five hundred
hands were employed. Work has been sus
A Rumor That Germany Will Not Recognize
Matnafa as King.
Auckland, October 14. Dispatches
from Samoa say that a public meeting was
held there for the election of a King. All
tbe foreign representatives attended. Malie
toa made au address, in which he praised
Mutaafa and advised the people to elect him
their King.
As for himself he was content to be vice
King. It is understood that Germany will
refuse to recognize Mataafa.
Encounters Between the Tnrks nnd the No.
lives of Constant Occurrence.
Athens, October 14. Dispatches from
Crete say that Chekir Pacha is preparing
to attack Sphakia from four different direc
tions. Skirmishes between the Tnrks and
Cretans continue.
Belief In His Personality Necessary to
Teach the Heathen A Problem
Which Will Agitate the Board
of Foreign Mis-
slons To. Day.
New York, October 14. A lively ses
sion is looked for at the meeting of the
American Board of Foreign Missions to
morrow. Rev. Dr. Alden will insist on the
rigid enforcement of Calvinistic doctrine in
the examination of candidates. A very
strong majority of the churches favor the
"Hew Departure" and a change of policy.
Dr. Alden is ready to fieht it out on the old
line indorsing the existence of a hell of fire
and brimstone, a personal devil and future
probation, with the liberal forces stronger
than they were three years ago.
The question'was stirred up at that time in
Northampton, Mass., by the application of
Misa Mary Daniels, a young lady of ex
ceptional worth, thoroughly educated and a
devout Christian, who felt called to mission
work. She was asked if she believed in a
personal devil. She replied that her pres
ent interpretation of the Bible did not lead
her to such a belief yet she wonld not deny
the existence ot such a beimr. This answer
was not ..satisfactory to Dr. Alden, and he
refused her credentials.
The full board decided upon appeal of Dr.
Clarke that she was properly qualified to
teach the Bible to the heathen. Miss
Daniels was again catechised, but did not
recede from her former opinion in regard to
a personal devil, although her answer was
couched in different language. She received
her credentials and is now on her way to
the mission field. The feeling against Dr.
Alden did not die ont at her departure and
for months past there has been a quiet can
vass among the churches to secure his re
moval at the present meeting.
A Fierce Political Contest In the South
Dakota Legislature Even Pierre's
Great Real Estate Boom
Now Under it Clond.
Pieeee, S. D.. October 14. There has
been dne consideration given by various
legal gentlemen to the question raised as to
whether this Legislature must conform to
tbe letter of the law of Congress in its
election of United States Senators.
The consensus of opinion is
that as we are not actually
a State, it is obligatory upon the Legisla
ture to wait till the second Tuesday after
the organization before proceeding to the
Senatorial election. However, a caucus
wiU be held Tuesday night to nominate can
didates, and the election will occur on
Wednesday and Thursday according to the
form prescribed by the aforesaid law.
The political pot is boiling at a terrific
rate here to-night. The members of the
Legislature are all on the ground and the
real estate boom falls into insignificance in
comparison with politics. The Senatorial
question being the only issue, the en
tire fight centers on that question.
Pettigrew, Edgerton, Moody and Wardell
are the only candidates just "now, but possi
bly Mellett may jump into the swim.
Moody is conceded to have the advantage
over Edgerton, but the result will hinge on
the way in which Pettigrew will throw his
influence. Pettigrew will be nominated,
and undoubtedly will go in with a big
A caucus will be held to-morrow morn
ing, at which timeEdgertonwillbeformally
requested to withdraw. It is estimated that
there are 10,000 strangers in the city,brought
here by the meeting of the Legislature and
the real estate excitement.
A Wealthy Capitalist Is Suing lor the, Re
covery of 316,000.
Kansas City, October 14. Last sum
mer W. J. Brewster, a wealthy capitalist of
this city, bought what he believed to be a
valuable mine in Arizona for 516,000 cash,
from John Bull, of this city, and Frank
Pyne, the noted confidence man, who now
lies at the point of death in Denver, and
who was known to Mr. Brewster as F.- H.
Hall. Mr. Brewster now alleges that there
is no such mine in existence as this sold to
him and has brought suit against Bull and
Pyne to recover the amount of the purchase
Interest is added to the case when a sup
plemental suit was filed to-day making City
Auditor S. B. Winram a party to the case.
Mr.Winram claims that the only part he
took in the transaction was to introduce
Hall to Mr. Brewster. He did not know
Hall was dishonest.
The Residents of Pelee Island In a Very
Excited Condition.
Cleveland, October 14. There is great
excitement on Pelee Island, Lake Erie,
over a case of smallpox. Dr. F. T.
Schneider was taken ill about ten days ago
with a fever, and a couple of days since
eruptive symptoms develoned. Physicians
were summoned from the mainland, and
pronounced the disease smallpox. T. H.
McKee, the school teacher on the island,
had acted as the sick man's nurse at night,
and taught school in the day time, thus ex
posing his 47 scholars to the disease.
Over 100 persons are said to have been
exposed, and it is feared the disease will
spread over the entire island, and, per
chance, through the medium of freight and
passenger traffic, reach the American lake
A Council of War Agrees to Strengthen
tbe Army at Once.
Paris, October 14. A conncil of war, at
which Minister De Freycinet presided, was
held here to-day to discuss the increase of
the German frontier corps. It was decided
to double the sixth army corps, in order
that 100,000 men may be sent quickly to the
frontier in case of an emergency.
The conncil also resolved to increase
Eastern railway facilities.
Election of Officers and Adjournment to AN
toana To-Day.
Harrisburg, October 14. The business
of the commission to revise and codily the
poor laws of the State was confined to its or
ganization. Lewis Pughe, of Scranton, was
elected President and Eobert McGonigle, of
Pittsburg, Secretary. The commission will
meet with the Directors of the Poor at the
State convention at Altoona to-morrow.
Theft tbe Only Resource for a Tonng Chi
cago Man.
Chicago, October 14. A well-dressed
young man snatched $255 from the First
National Bank counter to-day and ran.
When caught he said he had taken the
money because he could not get work and
his wife and child were starving. The case
will be investigated.
He Did Not Discover Stanley.
Zanzibar, October 14. Mr. Stevens,
who was sent to Africa hy the New Hork
World, arrived here to-day. He has not
found any trace of Stanley.
Electric Companies, to Stop Opposi
tion, Darken Hew Tort,
Incandescents Also Ont, and All Too Soon
for a Betnrn to Gas.
The Courts ia the Meantime Side With the Under
ground Motemcnt.
Darkness reigned in the busiest parts of
great Gotham last night She electric
light companies were trying to blackmail
the municipality into submission, or at least
non-interference. But it wouldn't work.
Electric companies seeking further injunc
tions from interference were repulsed last
night. Mayor. Grant's ax. is ready.
New York, October 14. "The Mayor's
cut the wires, and I'm glad of itl" was what
most people said when night came down to
day and made the city darker than it had
Ijeen in the memory of man. But the wires
had not been cut. The two biggest electric
lighting companies the Brush and the
United States had turned their currents off
in order to get the city's consent to an ad
journment over night of argument on the
injunctions they had obtained.
The argument threatened to last all night.
"We'll turn out the lights and argue to
morrow," the lawyers Baid. The result was
startling; but people seemed to welcome it
for once.
About 1,000 of the public street lights
were out, and 2,000 private arc lights, and
perhaps 1,500 incandescent lamps used in
doors. The old gas lamps were gone, and
the blacK skies were a blanket of gloom on
As soon as the agreement to turn off the
currents had been made, which was late in
the afternoon, the companies notified Super
intendent Murray and he exhorted the
police to be unusually vigilant Luckily it
was a bad night to be out in the streets.
The absence of the electric lights was not
extremely marked in the early evening in
those parts of the city where the light
streamed from hotel and store windows,
and where there is a good deal of light usu
ally, apart from that furnished by electricity.
Thirty-fourth street, a residence street,
was as dark as could be, and a plunge into
it from Broadway was a striking transition.
In general, all the residence parts ot the city
were very dark. Twenty-third street and
Fourteenth street were black, and grew
blacker as the passer on them moved away
from Broadway. But it was the big public
squares in the city which showed it.
Madison Square was as dark as a pocket,
and many a woman was afraid to cross it
There were no lights around it, save on the
Broadway side. Union Square was dark;
but there were lights around it on all sides,
and it did not scare people as Madison
Square did. The City Hall Park was jet
black, and the lights in the newspaper
offices beamed out there like stars.
Broadway, from Fourteenth street down,
was a mass of darkness, relieved onlv by the
line of red snbway Lights over, the fire
alarm boxes and the twinkling gleams of
the street car lamps. It was a sight to look
down Broadway from Niblo's Garden. The
red lights glittered ominously and disap
peared in tiny gleams of red a great way off.
The darkness made the street seem unusu
ally still, and one could not avoid the feel
ing that something dreadful might happen
in the street at any time.
Fifth avenue along the entire length, too,
was very dark. The only lights here were
from an occasional shop window, and from
the fire alarm boxes. The stage drivers
picked their way along carefully and kept
a sharp lookout for people in the street and
for cabs with unlighted lamps. The long
avenue was a very gloomy place.
in the city, except along the river fronts,
was the Central Park plaza. The usual
grand display of electric lights at the park
entrance was gone, and a score of sickly gas
lamps scattered among the trees served only
to increase the sense of darkness. The main
avenues on the East Side were reason
ably lighted up to midnight, but it was be
cause they were lined with brilliantly
lighted stores. The loss of electric lights
was not felt much in Third avenue, except
where an occasional cluster of East Hirer
Company lames, which were still burning,
served to show how the avenue looked
when all the companies were working.
Above Fifty-ninth street there was consid
erable light on Third avenue; but, up to
Eighty-ninth street, where the Mount Mor
ris Company's lamps begin, the effect was
even more pronounced, the elevated
structure contributing to the funereal
aspect In some stores oil lamps, candles,
and even Chinese lanterns were called into
nlav. On some streets where electricitv has
been introduced chiefly because of its
the pedestrian was at the mercy of the
Fourth ward tough; but the vigilance of the
police made up in great measure ior tbe lack
of illumination. The Brooklyn bridge has
its own electric plant and the .lighting of
the big structure was not interfered with.
Battery Park was as dreary a place as one
could imagine, and only those who had bus
iness ventured to brave the dark paik with
the forbidding waste of waters beyond it
The Bowery presented a strong contrast
to its usual brilliancy. The police at all
the stations on the East Side said they ex
pected to have a rough time of it after the
lights went out iu the stores at 12 or 1
The applications of the Western Union
Company and the Metropolitan Telephone
Company to have their injunctions renewed,
restraining the Board of Electrical Con
trol from interfering with their wires, were
denied by Judge Ingraham to-day. Judge
Andrews had determined to sit until mid
night, if necessary, to hear argument udou
the other electric light companies' injunc
tions; but counsel for the United States and
Brush companies stated that his clients
were not yet ready. The case was adjourned
till to-morrow.
Electricity tbe Cause of tbo Tabernacle
Fire Substantial Sympathy Offered.
New York, October 14. Fire Marshal
Lewis, of Brooklyn, is inclined to think the
fire which destroyed Dr. Talmage's Taber
nacle on Sunday morning had its origin in
the electric light wires, which although
supposed to be dead, may have conducted
into the building electricity due to the
storm then prevailing. "The fire when
first seen," he says, "came from about the
center of the edifice, and in close proximity
to the switchboard."
The trustees .estimate the total loss at
$167,601, on which there is an insurance of
$129,450. A meeting of tbe board was
held to-night in Dr. Talmage's house. Two
appraisers representing the insurance com
panies were present, but it was found, that
nothing could be done for the present to
adjust the losses and the board adjourned
until Saturday night
Among those who called on. Dr. Taimsge
OCTOBER 15, 1889.
'to-day were the Eev. Father Malone, the
Bev. Dr. E. P. Terhune and the TJev.
Dr. Cuyler. Among the pastors
who have offered the use of
their churches for evening services
were the Eev. Wm. Snanirer. of the State
Street Synagogue. President Seth Low, of
Columbia College, sent a letter of sym
pathy. Contributions aggregating $989, in
amounts ranging from ?1 to $200 were re
ceived. It is understood that Dr. Talmage
and the Board of Trustees will at
once undertake the erection ot a
new Tabernacle, but whether on the old
site or not is not certain. The Academy of
Music has been rented for the next two
Sundays by the Board of Trustees.
!A Lender of Fashion Leaves Through the
Gates of Deatb Snleido ot a
Man Who Founds the
Pace Too Fast.
New Yoek, October 14. G. P. Moris,
registered at a Bowery hotel on Saturday,
after trying in vain to have a chloroform
jbottle replenished, went to his room. This
morning he was found dead with a towel
held to his mouth and nose and a half empty
bottle of the drug lying near. He had in
haled a fatal dose. But for the rejections
concerning his circumstances accident
might be blamed, as he was suffering from
au ulcerated tooth, which caused him great
pain, and doubtless called for the use of
anaesthetics. In his pockets were found a
few cents, a pawn ticket for his watch and
two letters from his sisters, such letters as
might have encouraged the most desperate
debauchee to reform, tender, hopefnl and
containing assurances of practically un
limited financial aid.
The Suicide was the son of Dr. E. A. Mo
ris.of Baltimore, formerly a leader in the
social world of that city. He gave the onlv
"gentlemen's tea" ever perpetrated in that
city, assisted by Dr. Gow, of the Chinese
Legation at Washington. Through a disa
greement arising from this entertainment he
resigned from the Baltimore club, and, ap
plying for re-election, was blackballed.
Alter this he drank heavily, and, although
he was a valued employe of the Merchants
and Miners' Transportation Company, the
officials of which vainly tried to get him to
reform, he pursued his reckless course.
His employers sent him to Europe to
break him off from his low acquaintance,
but on the day set for his departure he dis
appeared, and a week after he was found in
his room with a tough-looking sport, sur
rounded with bottles of whisky and brandy.
While in a drunken stupor he was taken to
Locust Point and there put aboard a freight
steamer bound for Liverpool. On the voyage
he gave the Captain considerable trouble.
At Liverpool he induced the assist
ant engineer to accompany him to
Cork. At Cork thev wound op
their spree in prison, whither they were
sent for disorderly conduct After being
released Moris started for Antwerp, and
here he was put in an insane asylum. He
managed to escape and came back to this
country. His money was really all gone,
and his mind was also prettv shaky. He
first stopped at the Oriental, whence he
wrote to his people, and they thought him
still there until the news of his death came
to-day. Moris was 30 years old, and leaves
two sisters, one of whom is married. Dr.
Moris married a second time, and the
families live separately.
A Chicago Slan Who Had a Method
Slaking Carbon Lamps.
Chicago, October 14. A bill was filed
in the Superior Court to-day to close up the
anairs oi tne xreacy uaroon juamp uompany.
The company is said to be a tremendous
swindle, and James A. Treacy, the Presi
dent, is said to be a second Keeley. The
Company was incorporated, with him as the
principal incorporator, for the purpose of
making a carbon lamp and a calcinm lamp
from a peculiar kind of gas. There was
said to be millions in the scheme, and
Treacy disposed of shares of stock to poor
Germans and Bohemians at the rate of $20 a
share, he representing that each share was
worth $100 and wou'd soon bring $500.
He refused to give any explanation of
his wonderful process for manufacturing
the materials, but exhibited alleged sam
ples in bottles. These samples, it is now al
leged, were purchased by Treacy at drug
stores. The factory is located in an out-of-the-way
place. Tne bill applied for an in
junction restraining Treaey from further in
terference with the concerns of the company
and asked for a receiver. Judge Jamieson
granted both requests.
Prospect of a Clnsh Between tbe K. of I
and tbe Progressive Organization.
Columbus, October 14. A committee
representing the Miners' Progressive Union
had a consultation with the officials of the
Columbus and Hocking. Coal and Iron Com
pany, known as the syndicate, to-day forthe
purpose of asking a representation on the
committees at the mines for checking pur-,
poses, etc The syndicate has been dealing
with the Knights of Labor miners and set
tled their last trouble with that organiza
tion, believing that they could do better
with the Knights. Tbey gave them control
in their mines, which enables them to de
duct assessments for the support of the or
ganization irom the miners' wages, and the
Progressive Union men object to supporting
a reorganization. '
The result of the conference was that the
company refused to concede anything to the
union, and the members of the Progressive
state there will be a strike in all 'the mines
of the syndicate. In one mine alone 200
men are employed, only 50 of whom are
members of the K. of L.
Especially With 820,000,000 at Stake,
There Is n Way to Contest It. ,
PouGHKEEFSiE, October 14. William
Beard died in Brooklyn soae years ago, re
puted to be worth $20,000,000. His property
included the Erie basin. Two yeara ago
Colonel O. T. Beard, a son who resides here,
conceived the idea of increasing his income
by having thewill of the deceased contested.
He engaged as counsel William T. Thorn,
who was appointed guardian ad litem for
Colonel Beard's children. Last May Mr.
Thorn sued Colonel Beard for $7,500 for
services rendered, the items composing his
bill being $4,000 for services as guardian,
$1,000 for preparing and construction of the
will and $2,500 for discussing and preparing
a suit against William Beard's executors.
The Court struck out the first two items
named and sent the latter charge to a jury,
which has given Mr. Thorn $1,800. Both
sides will appeal..
One of Their OfUccr'a Account Shows si
Shortage of 84,000.
New Haven, Conn., October 14. There
was a very stormy meeting of Admiral
Foote Post, G. A. B., on Saturday night,
when the auditors reported a deficiency of
nearly $4,000 in the accounts of William H.
Stowe, Quartermaster. The auditors, it
seems, had for years regularly every three
months merely looked at the footings and
made a superficial examination of the assets.
Stowe was for years instructor in military
tactics at General Bussell's preparatory
school, has been Quartermaster of the post
for the last seven yean, and has stood high
In business and social circles.
; 'Sflj; , .VTjM
The Two Most Powerful Bodies of
Organized Labor lo Dwell
Meeting of the Enigbts of Lafcor and the
American Federation.
Eesnlt of the Conference as ts Insniaratlaj an
Eizfct-Honr Day.
The representatives of the Knights of
Labor and the American Federation met in
conference at Philadelphia yesterday. The
meeting was a most harmonious one, and a
number of plans for the future benefit of
both organizations were under consideration.
The course to be pursued in regard to the
eight-hour movement was outlined.
Philadelphia, October 14. Bepre
sentatives of the Kuights of Labor and the
American Federation of Labor held a con
ference at the Girard House this afternoon.
General Master Workman Powderly, Secre
tary Hayes and A. W. Wright represented
the Knights, and President Samuel Gompers,
William Martin, of Pittsburg, Henry
Ehman and John B. Lennon, of New York,
appeared for the Federation.
The conference was harmonious through
out and lasted three hours. 'The present
condition of the eight-hour movement re
ceived a full and free discussion. The
Knights' representatives stated that the
Executive Board could do nothing asa
board until the General Assembly, which
meets at Atlanta on November 12 next, had
acted in the matter.
the educational process.
Circulars relating to the eight-hour sys
tem had been sent to all the local assem
blies, and it is likely that delegates to the
General Assembly will be fully informed
as to the views ot the people they represent
on the question. On- behalf of the Feder
ation it was stated that letters had been sent
to representative men seeking an opinion on
the subject, and the replies received were in
nearly every fnstance favorable.
It was agreed that the Federation give the
Knights' Executive Board for presentation
to the General Assembly a written statement
of their views and their plan of action, and
President Gompers, if possible, will attend
the General Assembly and address the dele
gates, xne iimgnta agreed to promptly
notify the Federation of anv action that
maybe taken by the General Assembly on
the eight-hour question.
The present condition of the relations of
tbe different labor organizations to each
other was next discussed with a view to
Harmonize various interests and to
peetent disputes
and disagreements in future. The Knights
offered a written proposition suggesting a
mutual exchange of working cards; a
mutual recognition of trade labels and the
adoption of a rule which would prevent one
body from .organizing the suspended or ex
pelled members of another. The Federa
tion proposed that the Knights discourage
the formation of trade organizations within
the order, the promise being made that the
Federation, would urge the members of
unions to, connect themselves with mixed
assemblies of Knights 6fLabor.
It was 'agreed that the matters "above re
ferred to should form the subject of dis
cussion at future conferences. This is the
third conference that has been held between
the two organizations. Another will -be
held between the General Assembly, on No
vember 12, and the convention of the Fed
eration at Boston, on December 10. Before
adjournment the gentlemen present had a
general conversation on the present condi
tion of the labor movement, and exchanged
views as to what would best promote the
success of the present organizations.
The Plan Proposed by tbe Directors of the
Atchison Road.
BOSTON, October-14. The plan of reor
ganization which was adopted by the Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Fe directors at their
meeting is to issue new 100-year 4 per cent
general mortgage bonds for $150,000,000, to
be secured by a mortgage covering all the
property of the company, including all the
securities representing the control of and
ownership in the necessary constituent com
panies and all equipment now subject to car
trust liens. Subscriptions are invited at
once for $125,000,000 of the new general
mortgage 4 Der cent bonds, subscribers of
$800 in cash being entitled to receive a block
consisting of $1,000 new general mortgage 4
per cent bonds and $100 in new income S
per cent bonds.
.The directors state that all interests have
been carefully considered and they believe
the above plan will prove equitable to all
concerned. Thev appeal to all classes of
securityholders to come forward at this
crisis and protect their property from the
disaster of disintegration and bankruptcy,
and state in tbe strongest terms that the
non-success of this proposal will inevitably
resnlt in foreclosure, with all its attendant
The Need of Religion There Strongly Stated
In the Episcopal Convention.
New Yoek, October 14. In the Prot
estant Episcopal Convention to-day Bev.
William B. Gordon, who was appointed to
counsel and guide Episcopal workers in
Mexico, made a report at length. Since the
Mexican Church of Jpsus had been received
as a mission, $23,000 had been obtained for
expenses, two-thirds of the minimum esti
mated by the presiding Bishop. Yet their
edifice in the City of Mexico has more com
municants than any of the more pretentious
"There are but two classes in Mexico,"
said the speaker. "The higher class are in
fidels, the lower class are infidels. If any
man wants to see the need of missions let
him come with me to Mexico. If he can
not see tbe need for overcoming the vice,
the superstition and intemperance of the in
habitants, he is unconvincible."
The New York Governor Slakes a Tlstt to
tbe White House.
Washington, October 14. Governor
David B. Hill, of New York, and party,
who are on their way to the Piedmont Expo
sition at Atlanta, Ga., arrived in Washing
ton at 8 o'clock this morning. Governor
Hill paid a visit to the White House this
afternoon at 2 o'clock, and was received by
the President in his library.
The members and officers of the Supreme
Court, accompanied by Attorney General
Miller and Solicitor General Chapman,
called at the White House this afternoon
and were received by the President in the
blue parlor.
Chalklcy Leconey Fiends Not On illy.
Camden, .N. J., October 14. Chalkley
Leconey was formally arraigned to answer
tbe indictment charging him with the mur
of his niece, Annie Leconey, and entered
his plea of not guilty. The trial will take
place in January. .
Nicholas Gehrig Tarns
Prevent His Own Funeral
Has Made About 8
nntiif thH TImlW 4:n4
Chicago, October 14. The strv&iWvbry
v, -n. .,,-.-.
of Nicholas Gehrig, who turned ttgS alive
but insane, just in time to prevent the burial
of the body of an unknown man in a grave
which would be marked with his name,
grows more interesting each day. A peti
tion has been filed in tbe Probate Court by
Mathias Schmitz asking that a conservator
be appointed for the unfortunate Gehrig,
and as soon as this is done steps will be
taken to bring ex-Constable Crawford to
justice for his part in the conspiracy-which
drove Gehrig insane and deprived him. of
his hard-earned savings.
It appears now that the contents of the
trunk purchased by Crawford for $8, were
valued at much more than the $3,000 known
of by Mr. Schmitz. There are witnesses
who will swear that Gehrig had between
$9,000 and $10,000 in bonds and mortgages,
and but a few of these can be traced. It
appears that Crawford during Gehrig's
absence on a fishing trip, seized and sold
Gehrig's effects for rent due to the amount of
$4 00, the proceedings being had as against
"JBichard Martin."
At the sale Crawford bought the trunk
and other valuable contents for the paltry
sum of $8. It will be shown that Crawford
sold at least $600'worth of the bonds thus
secured, and the collection of the interest on
some of them led to the discovery of the
proceedings. Schmitz says he is sure that
the papers on which Gehrig's property was
seized were never served on him, else he
would have paid the trifle. The body- of
the unknown man which was to have been
buried as that of Gehrig is still in the ice
box a't the Chicago Medical College, and is
wonderfully like Gehrig. 'Hia brother,
Caspar, positively identified it
The Delegates Ealing Spanish Dinners and
Talking to American Girls.
Buffalo, October 14. At the Niagara
Hotel to-night the international delegates
had their first Spanish dinner on the trip.
Every effort had been made to give a tropi
cal aspect to the entertainment. The dele
gates from the South saw with pleasure
banana trees and palm trees and cactus
plants in the conservatory, while the flags of
the American republics were amid the
foliage. At the luncheon the menu, card
was emblazoned in colors with the coats of
arms of the nations taking part in tha Con
gress, and was printed in Spanish with the
device "America Par Los Americanos."
After the luncheon the party were driven
to one of the highest buildings in the city,
where a fine view was had of Lake Erie,
Buffalo harbor and the suburbs. Going to'
the dock, tbe excursionists embarked1 on the
city fire boat, which gave them au exhibi
tion of its powers as a fire quencher by
throwing a three-inch stream 400 feet.
The grain elevators were also seen in opera
tion. Next in she order of entertainment
was a reception at the Board of Trade
rooms, which was thoroughly enjoyed by
the delegates. It afforded them an opportu
nity to meet tne American girl in one of her
many attractive phases.
Sols Abont 84.009 Belonging to the Firm
He Represented.
Pbatt, Kan., October 14. Thorns W.
Giblin, examiner and general ageat of the
lockwoodTirortgage'CoHipany, ofWelling-'
ton,-Kan., left his home in ihis city a month
ago on a trip through Northwestern Tfnnnan
in the interest of his company. Since then
nothing has been heard of him and his
friends fear that he has met with foul play.
At the time of his departure he had on
his person $3,500 of the company's funds,
"which he was to invest for the company.
J. M. Purnell, Glblin's business partner,
and manager of the Wellington company's
local office here, has turned over to the
Lockwood Mortgage Company all the firm's
property. Giblin's property has also been
attached by the company, whioh claims that
he is a defaulter to the amount of $4, 000 to
The Failure of aBank Which Paid 168 Cents
Upon tbe Dollar.
Boston, October 14. The suit of the re
ceivers of the Lancaster Savings Bank
against the receiver of the Lancaster
National Bank to recover $30,000 of their
deposits, which was appropriated by Presi
dent E. W. McNeill, of the latter, to his
own use, has been settled in favor of the
Savings Bans;. Beceiver Corcoran, of the
National bank, annonnced to-day that an
additional dividend of 10 per cent had been
declared in favor of the depositors of that
This makes an aggregate of 100 per cent,
not a dollar having been lost to those who
did business with the Lancaster National
Chicago, Spurning Land Indications. Locates
Petroleum In a Swamp.
Chicago, October 14. The Piatt plot,
upon which symptoms of oil were discovered
some months ago, now has a derrick, a test
well 53f feet deep and every other indica
tion of oil necessary. The samples pro
duced are pronounced by Contractor Cray
much finer than anything found in the East
The well is located 63J feet below Clinton
street, in the center of the business district
of the Westside. The owner of the property,
J. H. Piatt, is a negro.
The Committee on Railroads Attends Ser
vices Among the Saints.
Salt Lake, Utah, October 14. The
United States Senate Committee on' Bail
roads spent Saturday visiting Garfield
and the salt works, and made a
hurried trip down the valley to
Provo. The committee attended the
Tabernacle yesterday, and at 5 P. M. left by
their special train to Park City, where this
morning they went over the Ontario mine.
Later they continued west to San Fran
The Flea of Insanity Fnlls to Work on the
Pardon Board.
Hakeisbubo, October 14. The Board of
Pardons heard the case of Peter Baronovski,
the Schuylkill county murderer, on an ap
plication for a rehearing, based on the
alleged insanity of the prisoner. District
Attorney Whitehouse insisted that the cul
prit was sane, and the board refused to in
terfere with the execution of the death sen
tence, on the 23d instant. Baronovski
killed two women and robbed them.
Bailing; the Baflalo Marker.
Dexveb, Col., October 14. A hunter
just arrived from the North says the buffalo
herd on the Bed Desert, in Carbon county,
will soon disappear. In a chase by profes
sionals last week three old ones were killed
and five young ones captured. The live
.bison are held at $690 eaeh. .
tSgwSSi Time to
ADTXaMlSZ Tear tMhw fa THE MS-
PATCH. Prompt team assm-ed.
WANTS' nro always promptly responded
to when advertised Is THE BISPATCH.
Real Estate can be sold tare adrer
tlsement In THE DISPATCH.
Some Alarming leveiatioas Xa4ey
the Commerce Cmmttm.
us ff "'
Rivers- Choked Up Wftk Betek lim !
Jnihanilailreftdg. '')
VlfiT.l'FsBs .
A Bute Ceamlmton Seeagawaaed t
Water Uses.
Xtfk eat.-.
The Chamber of Commeree ComaWec o.
Biver Encroachments madVa starttSag
port yesterday. Ia seme instanaes as amk . "
as 100, and even 260, feet of laad fees fetes
reclaimed from the loeal SsTeasas. Narssji.1
tion has been RprTnnslv affrsA4- -
will be made to tbe Governor te appsfatV
commission to rectify the press t river er8
The meeting of the directors of Isse
berof Commerce yesterday, afterseea WMr'
presided over by Chairaaa W. K. gehsawtsV --
The Committee, on Elvers and HsrWifSI
tnroaga tneir secretary, uoteBel X. KH
Boberts, made a lengthy report oa a res?
lntion referred to them sese tisae am
the encroachments oa the river liaes-
Colonel said there were sot ample j
for a surve v which would shew tba sitnnatssTi
but enough is known to settle beyeael disa
pute that the lines known as "CeBBssissfe
. 11- ff 1. 1 Y-j i; .
cis jiucs uavo ueea caooacneo. a-pea astr
al arming extent, a ne committee ts i
it will, after a survey, be foaad to be
greater than eren maay riversea Mte-vv4 -
"AS.r?... . -?o
xne origin oi inese Dane nmngj a
from the establishment of the glass a4 j
works, before the days of railroad,
wnen so convenient or eeonomieai
existed for transporting cinders.
other refuse to appropriate -wasiiag
While land was cheap the idea wm '
vrooaoiy, entertained or suing o -'
large Duuaingareas; out iater,wno Jseam"
oi bo uuoccupicu territory oM Beasm jb,s. pji
hue f car ui tucac vaMbujnumvats, kw i
uon to Dana out on tne newtvjsaae i
when prtpnainn nf tfiA nTanta tiftnnmn
sary, was too great to be resisted.. mi i- j,
tinning, he stated in sabstanee: &l 'j
A halt was called on this garrowtec ef ftW Hsfl
river channels In 1366, wnen a eeaBieessa-was - "(jS
appointed under the sanction or the Lossssv-; . d
ture to prescribe lines beyond wbfefc ao Issc 3b
might extend. -The original resort aI alaaT "a
t .1.4. .... I. A . k A f rS
u. .u. uuiuuiusjuu mo win uq nie in uiu WW
ty Bccordsr's office, with copies ot tbe sais tat
the office of the Department of PnbHe Bafceft
of this cltr. Tbe establishment of bsca asal
low water lines about Pittsburg tai IMS was the' VS.
first attempt made on say of the naTignsta. 1. ;
streams west of the Allegheny Mnaaiasss.' - t
auu uuiuunty oi tae qwki Di jreaaoji i auis 19
estamun mesa lines was Droaoiy
the meetine of tbe Chamber on S
and tbe Chamber was advised br
Bat-ne not to commit itself on tbe t
cause tbe proper proceedure was Ore
umiea states vourt.
Not'rithttandlDg this, the coBmfctseel
tbe rights of tbe State to eBaets
full and. complete. It is UBqaeatteaoMr tssn,
9vlS9nfW HS
MbJassasl ? "?'
Massl pjMF
tuat navigable streams or tbe UatttxtBfsss -, vl
n.we been declared- by Cooaress se-be Jm -a
W'bwajs, but tbe general Qovemnmstt mk a j
cea-U with tbe exercise of Its JansdluUss) lfc '&
In St. teMe cases and by speesfelegistnilssi ls ?"
comfiawiorBeBBon oy CMMefls. A'se assasssal,
uovernmeot, so rar as us cwmsflttMs I
BtssaX has ceoaaed kseK to Isssslartssi i
lnethu TJover Ohio, and lssiBtadrar
Allegb;ny and Moaongatiela riven totMl
lowing matters? ,',
License of officers, nllota asd easr(BM as
boats; registry of vessels: inspection of beHetai ',
regulations for tbe meeting and peufef ex
vessels definition nf nbanttAtx .r stsJskaaaaWt
islands; regulation, of height aad spaa tfT ,.-'
uriuKes v-iura ior tne umo raiy in hub pewec
lue conntryj; pprapxiaHOB9 ior UBprereaeejaB
to navigation, and f or parcbaeiag nrinliij Ha "j
pru Yemen w. -
instances are on record wnere the :
tions ol the local authorities In regard te
lags have been called in qsesaieB, bet
United States Supreme Court has held ia) alt,'
such cases that the local regnlaBees were to)
be observed so long as they did. sot aaeaat to ,
a Doslrtre obstruction to a free iaereaa.BM at
commerce. Tbe opinion of tbe Sepreme Cmrr s?ii
on a case irora we noruern district oi unsass
Is given, In which the Court holds that the
State has tbe right to say where it weaM be
their advantage to have river Improvements
made rather than by leaving it In Its Bfttarat
Regarding the rights of cities to coatroHsho. - J
river Danxs, esiaoma line, etc., rerereseelsT
maaeio a repore oiea in bity vaseem ess, ;i
March 30, 1S82, signed by Thomas J. Btmham, a)
James M. Bailey. J. M. Caldwell.
W.B.aer,. V
A. K. Henderson and Thomas 8.
fetew. ts. , -j;
which they say that the city has undsBbsmt ti.'st'J
right to do It, aacflf tbe act of leas' was unco-. ";'"
emotional tne oia common law or higa asd lew ,
water lines are In force, and that would drive' ' -
mtptvIwwI v h.lr from Iff) en 900 fMt fnnm wdr -
since the filing of this report bas ritnrsin,
owner contested the rights of the city M tea
disposition of the wharves, and that was la the
case of the late James Bees la tbe sutler of
tbe Exposition site, which was earned te the
Supreme Coart and decided la faver ot tbe
On the whole there appears, as far as she
committee understand, that there Is ne nnnltiir
between the national and State legielatioa an..
questions connected with the rivers.
Eren before Pittsburg was a boroaefl, as is
shown in Colonel Wood's ptsa of PHtafcnsg,
made in 1781 a portion of the Mnnnnmhnii
river front, from tbe Point as far up as firaat . va
street, was set aside as a pnblic wharf, and IMS
became publicproperty ultimately as far a? a
Boss street. Tbe actual grading- oat to she
present low water wharf line was, of eeaise,
only gradually done, but was entirely asm
Dieted Dnor to tbe appointment ofLtbe aossuris
sionoflSHS. The lines of the AlIegbejMrfreas.- A
parallel with Cnquesae way, from HoTeaaV &
street to the Point, were established by aa y'A
thority of tbe city In 1836, and this wharf, or '
levee, was also graded, substantially as ?
it now exists, prior to the appelatnteaf
oi tne commission, aae wots oi a
Commission left the Duquesne way sad Water
street fronts as tbey were found, and extcnitsd
hlirh and low water lines alone both shores as
tbe Ohio. Allsebeny and Monoscabeta. rivers "Hi
from McKees Rocks, four miles betowtfee
city, to tbe foot of Six Mllo Island. are'
Sbarpsburg, oa tbe Allegheny, and np the 3e-,
nongahela tbe prescribed Hoes terminate a
.Forward avenue, or our jmiis ran. as a
era! rule tbe width proposed for the slope be
tween the lines or high and low water was m
feet, the lines being parallel.
Supposing tbe vertical distance or hoteat
between high and low water lines to be 39 et,
the proposed grade, or level slope woeM have '
been a descent of more than oae foot ia three.
Undoubtedly there should have bees Beea-'..
provided for of less grade than this la order te f&
mase roaaways to lanowes. -j.no wan as
this respect, therefore, admits of modlaeattaa.
The width assigned for tbe Oaior last betew
tbe Point, at least as far as Saw Mill run, be
tween low water lines. Is 1,000 feet, or betweea
high water lines 1.160 feet For the AHeefceay
tbe low water width as proposed by the eeta
misslon, varies from 700 to 800 feet. On tfca
Monongabela also the width varies at the
Tenth street bridge, it being 730 feet betweea'
low water lines, while farther up It is 848 fee..
E. II. Blgelow, chief of the Departseot e
Public Works, placed tbe city maps and plea'
at tbe disposal of the committee and displayeel
considerable interest in tbe nutter. There la
nothing in the city's possession showing Hte
present extent of tbe fillings, but sarvefd
made eight or ten years ago indicate very ea
tensive infringements on tbe channel.
The report continued:
PLEim OFmjirKGS.
On tbe AUecfceny river,, oa the PiWibaig
5-iae, ueiweeB xubtcuki unt fuweasa BSM
the maps show fillings outside the Uses.
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tbe Mononeahela river; right baak. aatwaaa
the Smlthfleld street and Pashaaase
low water mark has bees psabod eat ia
1W feet bejoad she legal Htahs. 31m .
road Is largely responsible tec seas as test
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vr a rewasg waa. rassaas
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