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f - rOKTY-POTJBTH YEAK
EVERYBODY SI EIG
all Europe Suffering From
I tlie Influenza Epidemic.
BED KOSES AND EYES
Kot at Present Regarded a Sure Sign
THE GAS. STOKERS' STRIKE OYER.
A Large Force of Constables Awes the Men,
and Thej are Beaten.
TICTOEIA'S TEMPER IS SOEELI TEiED
AlltEurope is now suffering from an epi
demic or influenza. All classes of people are
sneezing, royalty, especially, having its
share of the unpleasantness. The English
' gas stokers are beaten in their strike. Par
nell has recovered. Baliour is accused of
intending to marry a Scotch girl whose
father is a stanch Gladsloniaa.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
Loxdojt, December 14. (Copyright.
" 'An'influenza epidemic has now spread all
.over Europe. Commencing with the great
Czar, it has since attacked princes and
statesmen, hospitals, colleges and schools,
and has, in fact, raged with rigid impar
tiality in palace and hovel alike. Its last
jump has been across the Pyrenees, and
the nnited medical wisdom of Spain has not
saved little King Alfonso. This morning
his Majesty' eyes became alarmingly
watery, and ere long the royal nose required
constant attention. By evening his Majesty
had commenced to sneeze, and is probably
doing so at this moment.
Fortunately for Spain, the King is a
sturdy little fellow, the attack is mild, and
his baby majesty will probably be all right
again in "the course of a few davs.
- 2JOT 2JECESSABILY FATAL.
The disease is really not dangerous to
life, and one can therefore afford to follow
- Its well-marked course over this continent
with amused interest. In St. Petersburg,
where it was first detected and labeled, it
still rages, but with diminished force. Quite
-. a number of granddukes are either suffering
or recovering from it, while Brit
ish, ' German, Turkish, Chinese and
Persian ambassadors are all confined to
their rooms. In Vienna the disease first
appeared in the chief hospital. It laid low
the professors, doctors and nurses, and then
attacked the unhappy patients. Thence it
spread to the opera house. Here it dimmed
the luster of the vocal stars, played havoc
with, the chorus and utterly spoiled the bal
let, for nobody could sing-or dance without
pocketaigUrerctifo"g--rntheIr coses sod
w-ater streaming from their eyes, and spoil-
l ing the symmetry of the stage toilette.
Iir THE DOLEFUL DUMPS.
,Tbe Austrian imperial family has to far
escaped, but the .Russian and British Am-
bassadors are on the sick list, and Ger
many's big military attache, Major Von
Seines, is in the dolefnl dumps. In Berlin
no royal personage has been attacked, but
the victims are numbered by thousands, and
include the famous Prof. Virchow. In
Bomethe disease has overtaken and pros
trated a Bussian Prince who fled from St.
Petersburg to escape it, and it is making its
way all over the Eternal City.
The 'gay Parisians are trying to laugh at
it, but the attempt is a dismal failure. It
has'" disorganized studies in the Saint Cyr
and Polytechnical military academies, and
at the Lycee St. Louis. Various big retail
establishments have furnished hundreds of
victims, and at the opera house Cayarre,
the famous tenor, was attacked while sing
ing in the second act of "lies Pecheurs de
Perles," and had abruptly to quit the stage,
'holding on to his nose.
A PBISIA DONNA. ATTACKED.
Sybil Saunderson, the American prima
donca who, at the Opera Comique, has been
- astonishing Parisians withher phenomenally
high notes, suddenly found her sweet soprano
.running down to what threatened to be
basso profnndo, and she was compelled to
, takl a fortnight's sick leave.
J Here in London the disease is only jnst
v putting in an appearance, but we
have had a foretaste of what it
7 may be, by the closing of several
schools in which it broke out and spread
with amazing rapidity. Of course the
quacks are to the fore, and the medical
newspapers are reveling in the epidemic
One of them advises sufferers to light a lump
of camphor, let it burn awhile, then blow it
out and sniff the dense inmes which are
' guaranteed to follow. Another professional
fr organ has discovered that the infection is a
particular belt of air, and without furnish-
, ingius with the means of identification of
the aforesaid belt, gravely advises us when
it'Is approaching to close the doors and win
dows and keep them shut until it has
, "" ;llk BALFOUE ORDER A CLOUD.
i Saspeeted of matrimonial Deslsni on a
j . ; ; GletUlOBlnn'a Daughter.
JBT" CABLX TO THE DISFATCB.l
I LONDON, December 14. Mr. Balfour is
m jfunder aclond just now. He is credited with
'matrimonial designs on the daughter of Sir
Charles Tennent, a strong and active Scotch
' supporter of the Gladstonian policy, and
MrSBalfour will neither affirm nor deny
' 'All. the dames of the Primrose League
arTconsequently unmercirul in the resent
menT, and at a grand meeting of theLeagne
this" week the same of Balfour was received
iiTominoui silence, while the names of other
statesmen were significantly cheered.
- IN THE GEAYE WITH HIM.
Olacdocnld'a "Share In the PIsrott Business
Now Nrarlr Forgotten.
' BT CABIX TO THB DISPATCH.
London, December 14. Now that Mac-
donald, of the Timet, is dead, the newspa-
perTare contenfto let his share in thePigott
Wsfnessi he forgotten. He had not the
jiTicwisness of,eher Houston or Pigolt, bnt
' Iwasfqoite content to be fooled, and then
VftHed to bolster od the exploded case-with a
, mistaken notion of maintaining the dignity
of the Ttmes. , ," r
Tenner John Welter..flie new manager,
-basliardlv had time-yetto she
ps-Ialf which he' is madclHe Is
scow me Biuie-
a man of 35.
TEYING HER TEMPER.
English Newspapers Commenting- Severely
on Qneen Victoria' Prize-Getting at
Cnttle Shown An Apology That
Didn't, Apologize. .
rBT CABLX TO THX DISFATCB.1
London, December 14. Qneen Victoria,
following up her successes at the Birming
ham fat cattle show, has taken first prize at
the famous Smithfield Exhibition. To-day
she did another good stroke of business by
sell inc her prize shorthorn for ISO guineas,
equal to 2s 4d per pound of meat. But Her
Majesty is not entirely happy. Her
royal temper, popularly believed tobe
none of the sweetest, has been sorely tried
by the inconsiderate, not to sav disloyal con
duct of certain newspapers. That pompous
old Torv print, the Standard, actually in
serted afetterfrom an anonymous correspond
ent, complaining of the Queen's unfairness
in sending her cattle to the shows and
pocketing the best prizes, to the detriment
of working breeders, farmers and others.
"By all means," said this unfeeling man,
"let Her Majesty show as mauv animals as
she pleases.'but let her leave the prizes alone.
For how can we poor devils compete against
The radical newspapers delightedly took
up the question and theit editors have been
writing on the subject entirely regardless of
the royal feelings. Another chief sinner
has been the Pall Mall Gazette, in which an
editorial appeared on "Wednesday, attacking
the Qneen for not telegraphing congratula
tions to Stanley, althoucu her grandson,
Kaiser Wilhelm, had set her the example.
It proved, however, that the Queen had
already cabled a really motherly and en
thusiastic greeting to the explorer.
The Pall Hall Gazette, however, instead
of humbly apologizing in letters and a
leader -at least as large as the original at
tack, penned a puny paragraph, half grum
bling that the Queen had allowed the Kaiser
to get ahead, and telling her to atone for her
delay in letting the fountain of honor run
KO LONGER A MYSTERY.
Identity of nn American Who Killed
Himself In Englnnd Etnbllhed.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.)
London, December 14. On November 7
an old man was found dead in a railway car
riage of the Midland line, upon the arrival
of the train from Liverpool that brought
passengers from the transatlantic steam
ships. A revolver in his band showed that
he had committed suicide, but there was
nothing about him to indicate his indentity.
There was found in a corner of his pocket,
however, a scrap of paDer bearing the words:
"Dabbles is going with me to Syracuse."
There was a Coroner's inquest,and as money
enough was found in the dead man's pocket
to pav for a decent burial, the body was in
terred in a local cemetery. One or two of
the London newspapers briefly recorded the
Suicide and printed the lines found upon
the scrap. To-day Consul General New re
ceived a letter from Mrs. Julia "Warson, of
229 "West Twenty-third street, New York
City, stating that she believed the dead
man to be her husband, Frederick "Warson,
a veteran of the Mexican "War. She had read
the paragraph inwhlcn mention of "Dabbles"
was made, in an .English newspaper which
chance had thrown in her way. ' Dabbles"
was a pet name that a granddaughter had
given Warson, who had left his home while
in an unsettled, mental condition October
30, but was supposed to be somewhere in
The photograph and information sent by
Mrs. warson proye the identity of the sui1
cide with "Warson completely. Me probably
railed on the City of Paris, whichjett JTew
ToTkOetOberSO.'aSo! fanaedler passengers
here December 7, though his .name does not
appear on the passenger list.
SALISBURY SAFELY STEEN.
Why His Ultimatum to Portugal Ongbt to be
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, December 14. Major Serpa
Pinto, the Portuguese explorer, has precipi
tated a quarrel between England and
Portugal on the question of which is to be
the dominant power in Central Africa, by
invading the territory claimed to be within
the British sphere of influence, shooting
down the natives with gatling guns, seizing
English flags, and forcing treaties upon the
local kings. He has followed this up by a
polite invitation to the British missionaries
in those remote regions to place them
selves under Portuguese protection. En
gland has a peculiarly energetic Consul
near the disputed, territory, and it is quite
on the cards that fighting will have com
menced long before either Government can
instruct their representatives.
Meanwhile, Lord Salisbury is preparing
an ultimatum to Portugal. He can safely
be stern, fer Portugal has no army or navy
to speak of, little money, and less credit.
As a set off to these disadvantages she has
pride, the surplus of which would be suffi
cient to equip all tbe nations of the earth.
But this doesn't count much when there's
fighting to be done, so Salisbury will brand
ish the birch.
BIX NEW OCEAN EACEES
That Will be Sendr to Bring Foreigners
Over to the World'n Fair.
BT CABLE TO THE DIbPATCU.I
London, December 14. "When the
"World's Fair of 1892 opens there will be
six new ocean steamships, built upon the
fastest models, to assist the present fleet of
ocean racers to carry Europe, Asia and
Africa over. One pf the Hamburg-American
line will be launched from Elder &
Co. 'a yard in March, and will begin to take
regular trips in Mav. She will be Called
the Normandia, is 520 feet long, with 59
feet beam, 38 feet depth of hold, and
16,000 indicated horse power. The sister
ship to the Mondaniawill not be completed
until the spring of 1692. She will be called
the Venetia, and her keel is now being laid
by the Vulcan Ship Building Company in
Stettin. The French line also has a big
twin screw ship on the stocks, which is ex
pected to be running next summer. She is
to be called the Louraine, and will be
several thousand -ions larger than any others
of the line between New York and Havre.
The White Star Bteamer Teutonic will
have a sister ship, the Majestic, to race tbe
City of Paris in the spring. The Canard
line is also constructing two new and power
ful ships to win back the Etruria's laurels.
FAENLLL'S HEALTIUGAIN SOUND.
He Accepts nn Invitation to Attend a Ban
quet .Next Thursday.
rBT CABLX TO THE DISPATCH. 3
London, December 147 Parnell, who
was too ill to speak at Nottingham last
Tuesday, has now promised to do so on
Tuesday next, and he has farther accepted
an invitation to a political banquet in Liver
pool on Thursday.
When a man begins arranging for ban
quets it is generally understood his health
is sound, and that is the way Mr. Parnell's
condition is now regarded. f
A YEEI MAD AMERICAN'.
Be Loses Nearly Half of, a Big Shipment
4 Cattle to England.
rBT CABLX TO TnX.DMPATcrf.1
London, December 14. L. D, Mont
gomery, ol Springfield, II L, is the "maddest
American in London to-day. He shipped
here about 400Jiead of cattle, specially
fattened for the.Chrittmas -aarket, by the
Furneesline, between Baltuafere And; Dept
lord. Uses the arrival ef tie steamers 189
oi the fat cattle are .found to have died of
suffocation, involving a loss of $23,000. -'
The worst of it is that Montgomery!
chances for redress are slight.
The EngRsb Gan Stokera I-ald Oat by the
Company A Large Force of Con
stables Protects the New Men
In Their Work.
rur caul to tits sispatch.i
London, December 14. The gas stokers
are practically beaten. They have been
outmaneuvered by the directors, who have
shown in this business much more energy
and skill than is usually the case with com
pany managers. In the first place, the di
rectors secured the co-operation of the
Police Commissioners, and obtained large
drafts of constables, ostensibly to prevent
any breach of the peace. Then the com
pany's agents recruited from among the fur
nace men In the Midlands and the agricul
tural laborers Mn the Eastern counties,
really a stalwart lot of laborers, and these
were brought up to London oy special
trains, 300 and 400 men in each train.
The names of the stations at which these
trains were to stop were kept secret, and
orders frequently countermanded at the last
moment But wherever the men alighted,
there they found strong forces of constables,
mounted and on foot, to guard them in their
march to the works. The police did more
than that they prevented the strikers from
getting anywhere near the new men, and
nughly handly those who attempted to
BEEF AND BEEE DID IT.
The zeal of the rank and file may be
ascribed rather to the unlimited beef and
beer provided for them by the company's
directors than to any orders issued by the
Chief Commissioner. The fact remains,
however, that the directors have won. They
have now more men than they require, and
they are weeding out weaklings, and keep
ing" the strong, who are men of better
physique than the hands who have struck.
Notices are posted atall their works that no
more men are required, and in three days'
time the new employes promise to become
experts. They are all lodged and fed on the
company's premises, so that pickets cannot
get at them.
The only fear for the company now is that
they mav be unable to replenish their coal
supplies! which the Seamen's and Firemen's
Union threaten to cut off out of sympathy
with the gas strikers, by refusing to allow
their members to work on ships carrying
coals for the gas company. Bnt the direc
tors have shown so much energy and fore
sight in meeting difficulties hitherto, that
they may be safely relied upon to meet this
STEIKEES' PLACES FILLED.
At Manchester, too, the stokers have
come off badly. The Corporation has
shown that it can make all the gas it
wants without the old hands, and conse
quently the strikers are now suing for
peace. But the strikers' places have all
been filled up, and the Corporation declines
to clear out the new men to make way for
old hands, and the only result of this strike
has been to throw several hundred well
paid men out of employment and to pat
others in their places.
John Burns assisted the men in this strike,
and its failure has damaged his prestige.
Strikes and threats of strikes are, however,
still general. In the majority of cases the
masters give way with as good grace as they
can command, and in others mutual conces
sions avert a strike. Tbe latest threatened
labor trouble is on an underground railway
which encircles London, the employes de-,
daring that they will cease work -unless
EEPEALED WITHOUT DISCUSSION.,
The Sooth Carolina Leclslatare Knocks Ont
the Civil Rlgbta Law. ,
rSFKCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THX DISPATCH.
Columbia, S. C, December 14. The
Legislature has repealed, by a unanimous
vote, the civil rights law which was passed
by the Bepnblicans when in power in South
Carolina, and has remained on the statute
books ever since, its repeal was recom
mended by Governor Bichardson in his an
nual message, and he at the same time
recommended that theTailroads be required
to furnish equal but separate accommoda
tions for the two races. The civil rights law
that.has been repealed provided that the
same accommodations be provided for both
races by all common carriers, hotel
keepers, theater managers, etc, and
fixed a heavy penalty on a hotel keeper
who should refuse to accommodate a colored
man, and provided that, if any railroad re
fused, on account of his color, to allow a cit
izen to occupy any coach, its charter should
be forfeited. The bill was introduced by
John Garry Evans, ot Edgefield, who stated
that the act had been declared unconstitu
tional by the United States Supreme Court,
and that it was a blot upon the statute book.
He hoped the bill would be passed without
discussion. It was passed without debate,
although there were three negro members
The Pfain Speaker, of OraDgeburg, the
principal negro organ oi the State, bitterly
opposed the repeal of this act, and predicted
that, if it was done and separate accommoda
tions provided it would lead to bloodshed
and serious trouble.
TWO BRIDGES SWEPT AWAY.
Johnstown Has Another Little Taste of the
rSFXdAL TELEORAM TO THE, DISPATCH
Johnstown, December 14. The heavy
rains of the past 24 hours raised the rivers
to an alarming height AtJ 3:45 the bridge
across tbe Conemiugh. at Woodvale was
washed away. At 5 P. M. the Lincoln
street bridge was carried away, thus cut
ting off communication between Johnstown
and Pennsylvania Bailroad station. Aside
from this no other considerable damage was
done, although at one time the water was
Running down Washington street com
pletely surrounding the Cambria Iron Com
pany and the Western Union Telegraph
The water at this Tionr is falling rapidly
and no farther danger is apprehended.
Work will be commenced Monday on a
substantial new bridge to take the place of
the temporary structure which was washed
vA EDND FOE A CLERGYMAN.
Co1Ml XIHott F.
Sbepard Sends a. Johns
town Preacher 85,080.
NEW Toek, December 14. The ifailand
Exvrets fo-dsv contributes to tbe Bev. David
J. Beale, of Jotinstown, Pa., 55,000 for his
pergonal .use. u.uia vtuue juw wc
portion of the Johnstown fund of the Mail
andExpres). Colonel Shepard, the propn
etorof the paper, says in his letter to Dr.
We also understood that the Pennsylvania
State Committee appointed by. Governor
Heaver still have in their hands unused more
than i 000,000 balance In bank in Philadelphia
andHarrirtmrg, which is doing your neighbor,
hood no good: bat Its distribution toyoaand
through jou to others which are in need might
do you and tbera good according to the orig
inal intention of tbe people who contributed
.the money. Your services seem to fully justl
tv us. as a public testimonial to your self-deny-
Jinelvirtues in requesting you to accept the In
cited check lor J5.000 with the request that
yon. win appropriate it lor your ""
fcndtbat of your dear and suffering lamily.
One WariD Break Dp a Strike.
BxBN.EiDecember 14. Oneiundreiand
thirty printers from Berlin have been en
gaged to tee the places of strikers here.
JXhe JJwnd 'and-three. other Journals have
consolidated, ima" "will be issued nader tbe
title of UuTKirmal Getttte. - S
jngaxa&te&. : v.&.
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Ex-Presidentfrauklin B. Gowen, of
the Philadelphia and Beading, (
COMMITS SUICIDE IN WASHINGTON.
His Friends in Pittsburg, Philadelphia and
50 SEASON ASSIGNED FOE .THE ACT,
Unless fls Was Suddenly Bereft cf Bis Former
Franklin B. Gowen, formerly President J
of the Philadelphia and Beading Bailroad, 1
committed suicide-at a "Washington hotel
sometime before vesterdav morning. No
I reason for the act is assigned except by onB I
f of his friends, who says that insanity runs'
in the family.
ISPECIAL TXLXQKAX TO THX DISPATCH.!
Washington, December 14. The Bui
cide of Franklin B. Gowen, of Philadel;
phia, formerly president of the Philadel
phia and Beading Bailroad, was a great
and painful surprise here in Washington,
where the popular Philadelphian had a
wide circle of acquaintances and friends. It
was known to very few that he was in the
city at all. He came to Washington oft,
Monday last, to conduct the George BWi
oil cases against Southwestern railroads bei
and on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday
he appeared as Mr. Bice's attorney in those
Mr. Gowen had not been noticed about,
the hotel since yesterday afternoon, when he
retired to his room, which he occupied alone,
having come to Washington unaccompanied.
This afternoon the clerk began to inspect
that something hadhappened to Mr. Gowta,',
for he had not been seen since dinner (tei
yesterday. He sent several times to f'
Gowen's room, and repeated knock r.
failed to bring any response.
DISCOTEBT OP THE BOD T,
At length it was decided to break into-
the room, and Policeman Cross was called
in from bis beat to assist A' man was lifted
up and climbed in over the transom. He
found the body of Mr. Gowen lying on the
floor, with his head under the table. Tbe
dead man had evidently stood up before the
mirror and fired the fatal shot. The pistol
was a Smith & Wesson 38-caliber. brand
new. It lay on the hearth several" feet from,
the body. Its ivory handle was crimsoned,
The dead man was very well dressed, and
his coat and underwear were soaked in
bloodr Through the wound in the head the
brains were oozing. The body was cold,
showing that death had taken place several
hours ago, probably before Iftst midnight.
Mr. Gowen's baggage consisted of a -valise
and a tin box ot legal papers. lb his
pockets, in bills and coin, were $126. There
were also some Preach coins, evidently car
ried as pocket pieces. All the dead man's
effects were taken to the Central station.
Nobody about the hotel had, at any Jime
heard the pistol shot.
, THE FJUKNDS NOTIFIED.
Aid was called and the bodv removed in
a patrol wagon to the morgue. Amt&enS
ger'was sent io IJpstmaster General Wana
Inaker, who was a friend of Mr. Gowen, and
telegrams were sent to the dead man's
friends in Philadelphia. Notice was at
once sent to the Coroner, who made prepa
tions for sn inquest.
The head clerk at the hotel says that Mr.
Gowen was in the habit of taking a little
champagne with his meals, but nothing
else. The fact that the explosion of the
pistol in the hotel produced no excitement
whatever, is bne ot the remarkable features
of the affair. There was a decided disin
clination to talk about the case in the
hotel. One of the attaches of the house pro
tested that he knew very little more about
the matter than that his duties kept him
overseeing matters generally at the hotel.
The proprietor very properly refused to take
any steps toward removing the' remains
until after the arrival of the police.
- Darin the afternoon many prominent
people called at Wormley's, to offer any
assistance possible in having the dead man's
body removed to his home in Philadelphia.
All of these callers, several of whom are
warm friends of Mr. Gowen's ot many
years' standing, -expressed the greatest sur
prise at his act, and only on of them ven
tured an opinion as to the cause ot it. This
gentleman, who is an old Philadelphian and
Iriend of the dead man, was confident that
insanitv was the cause of the suicide. In
sanity funs in the Gowen family, this gen
tleman said, and he recalls the fact that one
of the three brothers of the man who killed
himself to-day disappeared mysteriously a
few years ago and was never heard of again.
Mr. Gowen has been very closely confined
to his business affairs since coming to Wash
ington, on Monday last, and has, therefore,
seen comparatively few of his friends. He
spent nearly all bis time in the rooms of the
Inter-State Commerce Commission, and the
members and officials of this body all say
they have noticed nothing unusual in his
manner, and have seen no signs of illness
or mental excitement of any kind. '
THE BODY BEHOVED.
Early in the evening the body was taken
from the morgue to the undertaking estab
lishment, and soon after the dead man's
nephew, Franklin L Gowen, came irom
Philadelphia with two friends, and after
being prepared for burial the body was
taken to Philadelphia on the 10-30 P.M.
Baltimore and Ohio train.
Senator Cameron called early at the ho
tel where the suicide occurred, and later he
went to the undertaker's, accompanied by
nearly every member of the Pennsylvania
Congress delegation. There they met young
Mr. Gowen, the Superintendent of Police,
Coroner, Edwin Stevens and other gentle
men. Each had something to say about the
dead man's habits and business "affairs, but
not one of ihem could venture to give a
reason for the suicide except that all
seemed inclined to the opinion that the real
cause must have been hereditary insanity.
Several telegrams came from Philadelphia
early in" the day from friends, saying
that they did not believe- Mr.
Gowen had committed suicide. There
seems to be no reason for this doubt,
however. The position of the body iVben
found, and tbe fact that the pistol was a
new one, leaves no reason to believe that
the shooting was accidental,
A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE,
Mr. Gowen was born in Philadelphia,
and was jn the 04th year of his age. When
about 22 years of age be entered the business
of mining coal, which, however, he soon
abandoned, and began the study of law.
He was admitted to the bar in I860,
and in 1862 was elected Dis
trict Attorney of Schuylkill county.
He was afterward retained as Counsel for the
Philadelphia and Beading Bailroad and of
the Girard Coal Trust. In 1869 he was
-chosen President of that company, and filled
the office until 1861, when, op account of
opposition to his plana for the relief of the
finances of the road, he failed of a re-election.
He was again, chosen to the office of
In 1872 Mr. Gowen was elected a member
of the Constitutional Convention of Pens-"!
sylvania, and In th's Dody,rani:ed a ope f
its ablest members, Mr. Gowen conceived
and established the Philadelphia Coal Bad
Iron'CemMnv, -He abo coaeeived aad st
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DECEMBER 15, 1889.
in operatioiRlEhe x movement against the
famous .ortranuation known as the "Mollis
Magulrea,'''which had produced a reign of
terror jn the coal region extending over. a.
period of 20;reara. In the trialswhiefc fol
lowed this movement Mr.-Jowen was oae of
the coansel for the Comtnt-fiwealth.
How the AwfSf Uewa vWi Received by
Philadelphia Friends and Itelatlvos
No, Theory Advanced for
the Bash Act.
reraCIAL TXUOBAU TO THX DISPATCa.1
Philapelphia, December 14. If news
had been received here that President Har
Tisbn had committed suicide, it would not
have excited any greater horrified surprise
In this city tharr the telegrams this after
noon, announcing that Franklin B. Gowen
had shot himself in Wormley's Hotel,
Washington. A man of tbe most daunt
less courage, moral and physical, of the most
sanguine and buoyant temperament, with
-everythingto make life enjoyable, he was
the li.tminin the world that anvone would
have thought likely to kill himself. He had
a beautiful home, a lovely wife, to whom he
was as devoted as a lover, and a beautifnl
,and accomplished daughter. These were his
only immediate family. The news was
broken to them as gently as possible this
afternoon. Mother and daughter are both
Mr. Gowen's next nearest relative in this
city is his nephew, Francis L Gowen, a
brilliant young lawver, son of the late James
13. Gowen, Franklin B. Gowen's blder
"brother. He said to-dav: "Mr. Gowen's
financial affairs are all right, ana a uo not
know of anything that would lead to such
an act." Francis L Gowen Jeft this after
noon for Washington.
-"G"0e"TjeB. Keim, President of the
- Coal and jjon Company, one time
President of the Beadine Bailroad Com
Sany, was overwhelmed at the. sudden
eath of ex-President Gowen. He said "I
was never more shocked in my life thin at
the melancholy news which reached me
from Washington a few moments ago. The
last man whose death I expected was Mr.
Gowen's. It is unexplainable, and I
r.s momentarily expecting some explanation
this sad ending of one of the most bril
i tt men this country has produced. No
in knew President Gowen better tfcan I
did. He was only CO years old, and ap
parently happy, contented and hopeful of
the future, with a family to whom he was
devoted, and comfortably fixed as far as this
world's goods were concerned. X cannot
explain the sudden ending of a life as bril
liant and useful as1 that of Franklin B.
Gowen. I know of no cause which could
have produced his death in this sad man
.LOCAL EELATITES ASTOUNDED.
'They Cannot Account for the- Bnlclde of ao
Well Balanced a Ulan.
The wife of Franklin B. Gowen was
named Miller. Two sons of her brother
live; in this city. They are Morris P. Mil
ler, living at the corner of Ward and Gates
Streets, in the Fourteenth ward, and Charles
H. Miller, a contractor, living at No. 79
Page street Allegheny. Mr. M. P. Miller
was visited last eyening. He is the man
ager, fof G. W. Schmidt, of Fifth avenue.
He said that he was greatly surprised when
he heard the news of Mr. Gowen's suicide.
.He added: , ,
' He could not haTB.been sane when he did It
His mind must have been affected by excessive
"bram wort. He was an exceedingly bard
worker during business hours and bad many
tataps-ro-iiis "mind. "He was an agcTessive.
pnshtne mail. After business "hours, however,
he cast ail business" matters aside and was a
genial and happy man. He was much devoted
to hla family. He leaves a wlte and a daughter
18 or 20 years old. His father lived
to be 80 and his mother 70. Both belonged to
long lived families. I never heard of such a
thing as a trace of insanity in bis family, in
I saw Mr. Gowen last September, when he
was well and full of spirits. I met blm tben at
my father's house at Mt Airy, near Philadel-
Shia. My father is the only uncle of Mr.
lowen who is living. Tbe old gentleman is
87 and in rather feeble health.
Franklin B. Gowen had f our brothers, James,
Alfred, George and Henry, and four sisters.
James who died recently, was a' brilliant law
yer. George was killed in the army. Alfred
and Frank are both living at Mt. Airy. Mr.
Gowen had many friends in this city. He stood
high among lawyers, and when he argued here
in the courts he always attracted many au
" ACCOUNTS ANTICIPATED.
One of the Peculiar Developments In the
Sllcott Defalcation Affair.
Washington, December 14. The fact
that Sergeant at Arms Leedom has paid
54,100 in overdrafts for members of Con
gress, before Silcott's flight, came out to
day and created quite a sensation. It is
claimed'by Leedom's friends that while the
Investigating Committee brings a report
into the House censuring the late Sergeant
at Arms the Chairman himself, Mr. Adams,
of Illinois, had overdrawn his account $695,
and that Speaker Beed had overdrawn
$1,934. Other members including, Carlisle,
Honk, of Tennessee; Spinola, ot New York;
Heard, of Missouri, had also overdrawn a
month's pay. The difference in the pay of
Beed as a member and his salary of Speaker
will make up for his deficit, and he has de
posited a warrant on tbe Treasury for that
amount. Adams has made up for the
greater part of his deficit, but still has
$70 more than he has earned in salary to
The Investigating Committee was in
session to-day with closed doors, and
Leedom's coansel were refased admittance.
TWO OF THE GAlsG CAPTUEED.
Robe Borrows Wni Preparing tor Another
of Hla Bold Train Bobberies.
AsiOEY, Miss., December 15. Two mem
bers of the notorious Bube Burrows gang,
Bufe Smith and James McClune, of Lamar
connty, Ala., were captured here this morn
ing by Detective T. V. Jackson, of the
Rnnthpm V.-rnrpm fjomnauv. who has been in
jclosepursuitoitheoutlawsior several weeks.
xne inaications are tnui douiu "" "
Clung were bnt the forerunners of Bube,
and that a band was being organized to rob
the pay car of the Kansas City, Memphis
and Birmingham Bailroad, which was ex
The capture was made only after a desper
ate struggle, during which McClung was
shot in the head and seriously injured. The
prisoners were taken to Aberdeen 'and
C0H1S G TO A HEAD.
Loeal Appointments Expected to be Hade In
jt it Very Few Day.
iraou A STAi-P COUBBSPOHDIKT.J
, Washington, December 14. The week
has passed without any special activity in
respect to Pennsylvania offices. The
appointment of J. H. Har-
rah, of Beaver, as Marshal, sim
ply awaits a time when the
President finds leisure to give it his in
dorsement. It would have been announced
this week had not the death and funeral of
Mrs. Scott-Lord thrown the President's
household into temporary confusion.
The Pittsburg postmastership will proba
bly follow soon, and also the surveyorshiis?
That ot Mr, Harrab, at least, will doubt
less come next week.
Lisbon, December 14. Senor Barbossf
Brazilian Minister of Finance, has sent a
cable disnatcb. denvine lhealarmine reports
"regarding Brazilian nBes public securl-,
lj and tlw siabUU?, fits provisional gov
ernaefct. He adds tktrthe conditio of
pawie tCtiM la.'eil k-wsfreviiif.
r. - V-:-:.r.S3 fi.Sr XAfi?l'.
In tbe CroBiaCase,. Afl'er Many Ui
Hoars of ,Wuy Waityisj.
WILD EDM0ES IN CIECULATION.
It is Again Asserted That a Portion of tlie
Jut U fixed.
CULTEE IS SAID TO BE HOLDING GUT
Against the Wishes and Opinions of H& Sieves
At a late hour last night, nothing having
been heard from the Cronin jury, the court
room was cleared, and Judge McConaell
went home. If aTerdict Is reached it will
be received in open court to-dayv The pris
oners and their attorneys now seem confident
of a favorable result- Judge Longenecker
believes that a disagreement is probable.
tSPXCIAI. TZLXOB4JT TO XBB DISPATCH.1
Chicago, December 14. Big police
officersstond in front of the Criminal Court
building all day to-day, and kept a wall of
curioas seekers from invading the court
room where the five Cronin prisoners have
been on trial ever since last August. Lights
burned in the jury room all night, but the
rumors that crept down the carefully
guarded stairs were vague and -unsatisfactory.
One jnmor was that 11 of the jurors had
voted for the hanging of Coughlin, Sullivan
and Burke. Tbe twelfth juror held out for
life imprisonment for all three. Tbe obstin
ate juror was said to be Culver, the dreamy
real estate man from the country. Another
report was to the effect that the 12 men had
agreed to inflict the death penalty on Cough
lin, Burke and O'Sullivan, but were at log
gerheads to know what to with Kunie and
GEEAT INTEEEST TAKEN.
All dSy to-day a great crowd suuonnded
the Criminal Court building. Police omcers
who stood at the stairways and in the corri
dors refused to admit anybody to the court
room unless tbe applicant possessed some
badge of authority. When Judge McCon
nell went home last night he said he would
open court at 10 o'clock this morning. At
that hour the courtroom was denselv packed
with people, but no communication came
from the jury room.
Lawyer Foster, who made such a splendid
plea for the life of his client, Beggs, walked
about the room with a new silk hat pulled
well over his head. It was his opinion that
the reason why the jurors had not reported
was becanse they were lothe to convict tbe
prisoners on the testimony the State had in
troduced. State's Attorney Longenecker, looking
Weary from his effort of the previous day,
saw nothing strange in the tardiness of a
verdict. He walked about the courtroom
with his silk hat tilted on one side of his
bead and smiling to everybody he knew.
He thought the jury were taking their time
in discussing the evidence and that they
would report before the day-was gone. .
SOME MYSTERIOUS MOVEMENTS.
Captain chuttler and. Superintendent, of
Poliee Hibbard"canie fnto" ,tne roam-"'.from
as they came. Dr. Cronin's brother was an
notber visitor; He entered the room about
10 o'clock and sat down on one of the black
benches at the east end of the room. He
was nervovs and wore his hat, which was
encircled with crape, almost constantly.
Only fonr women were present.
From 10 o'clock until tbe incandescen
electric lights blazed ont at night a great
crowd loitered about the building. Police
men patroled the sidewalks almost constant
ly, and guarded the approacnes to the main
entrances. The stairway leading to the
jury room was guarded by six bailiffs, who
were squatted on tbe stairs. There was a
sentinel at every point. Not a person conld
enter the building without first showing
The night hours were as barren of incident
as those or the previous evening. Bailiffs
lounged about the courtroom, the curiositr
mongers were half asleep in the long black
benches and Judge McConnell sat in his
room with hi3 legs stretched over the arms
of a chair.
THE DEFENSE HAS HOPES.
At 9 o'clock there was no sign of a ver
dict, and this fact was argued by the lawyers
for the defense as positive proof that the
jurors were not a unit as to the punishment
to DC meiea out w uie pr:auuera j.iiere was
a great crush at tbe entrance of the build
ing dnring the night, as it was thought the
jurors would return a verdict in order to be
at their homes on Sunday. But the hours
went by without bringing any encouraging
reports from the mysterious room where the
12 men were in council.
The delay in the verdict began to disturb
States Attorney Longenecker, who exoecied
a formal report as early as 10 o'clock this
morning. He sat in his room with his silk
hat in his lap and drummed nervously on
the back of his chair. He almost expected
a disagreement, and was not afraid to say
so. Not one of the attorneys was present
in the court room. They were closeted with
the Judge or lounged about the Stders Ate
The meager reports Mrorn the jury room
were all to the effect that the juror Culver
was the stumbling block. Culver has all
along been suspected of being opposed to
the conviction of the prisoners, and his ac
tion at the present time has almpst provoked
a demonstration in tbe court room.
"WIIJJ BUMOBS AFLOAT.
The wildest minors are afloat as to this
man's conduct. One of them went as far to
confirm the story thatnone of the jurymen
was "fixed" before any witnesses were
sworn. The reports from the conrtroom are
all to one effect, and that is that Culver is
ooposed to evervthinedoneby his colleagues.
Alter waiting until 1030 o'clock Sheriff
Matson dismissed the gTeat crowd by de
claring that Judge McConnell had gone
home for the night, and that the jury was
still at loggerheads. At 11 o'clock the
lights in the jury room were blazing bright
ly, with silhouettes gesticulating wildly
about the windows.
If a verdict is reached to-morrow, which
now seems improbable, it will be announced
in open" court as soon as Judge McConnell
arrives. While erest crowds surge about
'the building and newsboys rush
hither and thither with their shrill
cries, the prisoners do not appear
in the least disturbed. They are in fact
strangely complacent. Kunze spent the
day in reading a novel, and Burke walked
about the corridors with a confident smile.
Coughlin and O'Sullivan were also cheer
ful. Beggs showed some uneasiness during
the morning, but thjs wore away when after
TWO GIELS OP SWEET SIXTEEN
Sentenced to the Penitentiary tor. Two
Tears en a Charge of Barghtry.
'"" artf.tAt.TsiatqBAic'io thx DtarATea'.HF
If oesTEE, 0. December 14. Ja Com
mooAPkas Court lasTevenlng, the following
seltHsbafessed criminals were: sentenced:
FwBk.Ginterj.fonr vears in the penitea
'ttarv fer 1iihwavTobbery: Fred Foote. five
"rears for burglary; Ha'.tie Sang a Mis!
'Sayderrtwo-vears eacU for barglaryi, The?
-Ssif Md aydergiikare only, 3 jesis of
uaejww&H enort win ne smww jtaya.
thesalrauferred to tbe Girl's 'IWJ1
xilbai not ,guili4tts POSITION STITEDSg
erMse FI fcH btrt Cbtrrtcted of Aftty
B.U. BtLU. . T - J AaLiv
g, vww w ,? w "
Month. In Jail.
Pusvis, Miss., December 14. At 10:50
this morning court convened, all the parties
interested in the Kilrain trial being pres
ent Fonr talesmen were brought in, two
were challenged for cause and the other two,
pnlel Boone and Archie Bogers, were ac
cepted, making the 12 men. Mr. Me
ville read the Indictment of Jake Kilrain
for prize fighting and assault and
.battery. Kilrain listened attentively and
pleaded, not guilty to both counts. W. W.
Bobipson. Mayor of Purvis, testified
materially as he did in the Sullivan trial.
He saw the battle; Kilrain received $1,000
irom Harding and bet it with Sullivan;
they then fought each other until Kilrain
was exhausted. He described the ring and
the incidents of the fight. A quantity of
other testimony to the same effect was given.
The defense offered no' witnesses. Mr.
Meville read the charge of the prosecution
as to.what comprised prize fighting and as-sault-and
battery. He then- addressed tbe
jury, defining their duties as representa
tives of the law. The principal points of
the charge were that even if the fight was a
test of manhood for a prize, even if the
money wasered belonged to other than the
principali, if they entered the ring will
ingly, "even if there was no anger displayed,
the accused was guilty as charged. The
eloquent attorney rapidly reviewed the tes
timony and the details of the fight.
Lawyer Dason led for the defense. It was
a social combat, said he, not a fight. The
Srosecuting counsel had been a little too
nagiaativein pressing his case; the jury
mnst fake their own opinion, not his. He
read the charges for the defense defining
what would be causes for an acquittal. Mr.
rMeviil closed for the prosecution. The
fight was 'a desecration oi Mississippi soil.
The evidence was clear, the law direct,
neither could he misconstrued.
The jury in the Kilrain case returned a
verdict of not guilty of prize .fighting, but
guilty of assault and battery. They were
out five hours. Kilrain was sentenced to
pay a fine of $200 and imprisonment in the
connty jail two months. Tbe case was ap
pealed and Kilrain was admitted to bail.
ALLEN 0. 1IIERS CALLED CSAZY.
Ex-Governor Hoadly Think an Aeylnm Will
Boon Shelter Him.
1SPXCIAL TXLXGRAM TO THX DISPATCH.!
New Yoek, December 14. Ex-Governor
George Hoadly, of Ohio, strolled through
the corridors of the Fifth Avenue Hotel this
afternoon. He had just received a telegram
from Governor-elect Campbell, thanking
him for his interest in Mrs. Campbell's
health, and adding that she would doubtless
recover from her present illness. Ex-Governor
Hoadly was delighted at the news.
Some old friends clustered around him, and
joked him about the recent thrusts against
him by Allen. O. Myers. He said the yarn
circulated by Myers that he bought his
nomination for Governor in 1883 was one
that was exploded at the time. "I am half
inclined," he said, "to think that Myers is
a semi-lunatic I predict for him event
ually a permanent residence in some
The ex-Governor was asked if he knew
why Myers was now abusing John B. Mc
Lean. "Ho; positively, I do not," he re
Dlied. "unless it is that Mr. McLean, has
snoDorted him and been kind to him. Hut
in a man of Myers''-makeup those-arerthelble relations with that order, even at a period -
reasons for bis abuse of Mr. Mc-
A SCEAP OYER MILLI0NB.
Mayor Noonnn, of St. Louis, Looking Ont for
' His Clty' Interests.
rerxciAt tiuoauc to thx dispatch, i
St. Louis, December 14. The first scrap
over the millions left by the late Henry
Shaw developed to-day. Mayor Noonan,
who is a trustee representing the city, is de
nouncing the star chamber methods of the
other trustees, and will not attend the meet
ings. Mr. Shaw left to the city the famous
Shaw Garden, and a big portion of his es
tate to support it. Mayor Noonan says:
I have not attended any meeting of the
Board of Trustees. I showed no indecent haste
in calling the trustees together after Mr.
Shaw's demise, tbougb I believe it was my
duty, if anyone's, to do so, as the executive of
the city to whom the vast estate was be
queathed. I had nn opportunity to call tbe
trustees together. They forestalled me by call
ing themselves together and organizing with
out me. The estate was not given to the trus
tees, bu,t to the city, which fact they wll soon
discover. If the representative of. the city has
no voice In tbe management.
BLOODHOUNDS AFTEE E0BBEES.
TwoHIghwayiaen Captared by That Method
and Hanged by Indignant Fnrmera.
St. Louis, December 14. Half a dozen
farmers who were returning to their homes
from, Dallas, Tex., yesterday, after selling
their cotton, were robbed by highwaymen
on the road near White Bock.
Bloodhounds were put on their tracks,
and a report has reached Dallas that two of
the robbers were captured and hanged by
the enraged farmers.
THE DISPATCH DIEECTOBY.
The More Important Fea tores of This
Twenty pages again, and each page brimming
over with interest. That is The Dispatch
this morning. The first eight pages, as usual,
contain the cream of the day's news, local,
domestic and foreign. The second and third
parts are devoted to articles of a literary char
acter, but of general Interest, the more im
portant being as follows:
' Part II.
Katcliff Highway Hon. Hxskt Halt.
fair Kleptomaniacs Thorju BxAXCH
A "World on "Wheels Jesks
A Fallen; Monarch Alan Both Jabdcoe
Alonic the Potomac BrtvAA. Ickwood
Cupid In Fetters CLABA BELLE
A Panorama of Lire bbinan
"When Cnriit Comes Giomoi Hodoxs
Onr First Citizens .YoUao
"Wants, To Lets, For Sale, etc
Where Beanty Reigns. BInir Dp the Curtain.
The Boys of Sixty-One. Pedacogueand Pupil.
Grip and Password. Art Items of Interest.
Boston Ftre Bags ;... Ablo Bates
Every CsySeienee ..STATJvWarMB,
College Gymnasts GiORax Gold
Pittsbarg's Scars Jaxxs a PubdT
"Washington Fakir....! .3XAni0HT
Pagt IB. '
Saber and Masket.
The Baby Sena tors Frank U. Cabpsntx
ALlterarrCareer.. ..ELti WhkilxbWu.coX
The Collegian's sweetheart.-'WOXQ Hatska Foo
ASD ALBIBT DATTOK
Some People's Ways Jrssix FornmmiiA
Morals and Manners A Clxeqtman
Among the Bobbers eknxst H. Hxctmcns
"Writing for Glory ..Bisarx Bramslx
I the oeaker City W Bukbaw
iThrheet4e9hlnx...-..n.'.'.K. K. CHADBOUBN
TJK Batiaess uhms.
r. .rer.uuau uua
in J 2 .?
(He federation oi JdDor egarmi
Atha Knishfs of labor. M
r .? -
ONQ ITS MBANINff N0W
of the Federation Assessed 2 CtBUtj
a Week for Strikes.
NO CHOICE FOE THE WORLD'S
Detroit the Sext Place cf Ueetiag sad the OfaeeMj)
The American Federation of Labor'-ad-
journed last night, after defining its potl-j
tion with relation to the Knights of Labor.; n
It refused to commit its members to the i
.tiAia Ta flnn fn ht Wn7? TlSIr
A strike assessment was ordered on all
members of 2 cents a wees: to prepare for-""
the struggle for eight honrs as a day's work.
ISTZCIAI. tlLXOBAM TO TEX DISPATC3.J! '
Boston", December 14. The American'
Federation of Labor, which, yesterday ,set'
the eonntrr apo h-r announcing that a '
radical reform in tbe hours of labor woul'd ,
be instituted next May, supplemented that-
action to-day by providing for thel
levying oi a sinse assessment
of 2 cents a week on each mera-Hl
ber o f all national and international bodies,
beginning witn the 1st of January. There
was a hard fight before tbe vote was passed,-".
lint 4Ii mninntv nf thn H-T rt- n-Tflr ft""!
in favor of such an assessment, with this
amendment: "Unless otherwise ordereU '
by a general vote of all national or' inter -
There was another wordy scrap over the1?
propositions to use tbe influence of the
Federation toward establishing the World's?
Fair of 1892 in Hew York. It resulted in'S
the passage of a non-committal resolution..
2I03T IMPOBTAXX OF ALL.
The chief feature of the day's work, how
ever, was the adoption of an address to the
pnblic in general and the officers and dele- j
gates of the American Federation of Laborjj
in particular. UDon the attitnde of the Fed
eration toward tbe Knights of LabornTb4j
address devotes some space to ajevieWof.-,
labor organizations and the causes that lead
to their establishment, and then says:
The American Federation of Labor desires
to establish no monopoly in the sphere of labor
organizations. It does not seek to establish an
autocracy of labor. It does, however, pledge
itself to maintain the prestige and authority
of its affiliated organizations, and to enter into
the most emphatic protest against tbe policy of
any labor society which presents itself to ba
useaasan amouscaae ior ine aesxrucuoaox
the trades union movements. In view of the-'
extended array of Injuries suffered by the
trades unions of America at the bands of men., j
who masquerade as Knights of Labor, we deem " i
necessary to state uie atumao ot uouuen- y t
can Federation of Labor toward that order, i
We seex no quarrel, we deprecate antagon- i
ism in tbe ranis ot laDor organizations.
1TO BEFLECnOK UTTESDED.
We cast no reflection upon the honesty and'
Integrity of purpose of the rank and file ot the
Knizhts of Labor. Kor. years-tbe offlctrsof .
this organization have trie&Vo establish amie-.'j
whim r-rtnln of lis leaders were seeklne the-
very life of the trades unions. Mucbotths
trouble has been caused by the organization of
national trade districts of the Knhzhts ef .
"Labor In the crafts where national
or international-trades unions already existed.
Not only has the creation of tbe opposing or
ganization been productive of evil results, but -.
too often the national trade district has been
made the dumping ground for men who; have
been branded as unfair bv the trades unions.
We feel obliged, therefore, to take this position'
witnregaraiouieii.nignisoi Aaoor: ,,-
countensnee and revoke the charters of all
trades assemblies and districts within their;
order. . ..yH-a
Second That in turn, the American Federa- ,
tion of Labor and affiliated trade unions wills
ursre their members and encourage thework-
ing people to Decome memoen o& juusu uaeat-
Dues ox me nmgnts ot lAuur.
TIME TO CLAIM IHEIB 0"W2T.
The time has come when the trades rfnlow?
should claim their own. The trend oti-AeX"
zatlon shows that the wage-earners of America?
are tired of having their interests adjusted
by the measure of the huckster or
the yardstick of the merchant. The
success of the eight-hour canse Is of too vast
import to be Imperiled by policies of masterly
inaction or poising. The march toward tbe
eight-hour goal must not be halted at the be
hest of the middle men. Professions of har
mony and platitudes of peace are poor recom
pense fer the attempted weakening of the
trade union column. We. therefore, assert?
that national right ot the trades unions to oe- ,
right Is conceded.
Tbe report was adopted with heavy mani
festations of approval. The closing busi
ness of the federation was the election of
these officers: President. Samuel Gompers:
vuuy wo hliHlu U1UUU .eiiJ.uijr iruvu M.CU
Vice Presidents, W. H. Martin, of the '
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel;
Worke, and P. J. Maguire. of that
United Brotherhood of Carpenters andt1
Joiners: Secretary. Christopher Evans.
of the Miners' and Mine Laborers' Union;)
Treasurer, Henry Enrich, of the Furniture5"
,,.-- WU.... ....... .... .V . .
the location oi the next annual meeting. At'ji
a late hour
to-night the convention ad-
A EEWAED FOE ME. DITtfAN.
No Trace Tet Discovered of the Missing"
rsPXCIAI. TILXOBLAM TO THX DtSPATCH.1
Philadelphia, December 14. Bankerl
Joseph G. Ditman is still missing, and hts
relatives ana inenas are just as mucn inline
dark about his whereabouts as they were.
on Wednesday evening. E. B. Bulkley, of;
Bulkley. Ward & Co., a brother-in-law of
Mr. Ditman, thought he hid discovered aj
clew to the missing man on Thursday night,;
but it proved to be nothing. Detective K
Sharkey said to-night: "We have ma
out every clew, and have not got a trace of.
the missing man. We are at a standstill and!
don't know where to begin to look forUm-'jtJjj
He mar be at the bottom ot the river, or aa,j
may be wandering about the country soiae-t
A posse of mounted guards were riding.:
all tbrougn uairmounl rare, io-aay, ia.x
search of Mr. Ditman, but it did not meetr
with any success. A reward was offered toJ
dav bv EB. Bulkier for information that
will lead to the recovery of Mr. Ditmaa'eJ
BEATS ON THE TBACT.
Foar Men Killed and One Badly Injarea hrj
WASHnroioir, December 14. This eyes
ing the Pennsylvania Bailroad f Com
gressional Limited Express from New York
for Washington, while passing Benniagsa
station, four miles north of this cltyil
Into a wagon containing five men, iastalyJ
tilling four and badly wounding-ins artsua
awo.01 tuekliiea were wane, saea-sa
Bradford' Godfrey and J. G. Field.
Plenty ot Boast Beet
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ries fired the bam on the farm ot Sena
elect John Zimmerman, south of this city?
causing a sto.geo blaze, xwenty-iourj aei
ot cattle were braed. Insured, in Ohio-Ta
steefs for 97,069.
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