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THE OHIOMAI H, G,
With One of His Own Slate in
the Presidental Chair, He
HE CAN'T GET AN OFFICE.
Now He Threatens to Sulk in His
Tent at the Fall Elections.
OTHER OFFICE SEEKERS ARE DISGUSTED
They Exen Sav That Hnrrlion Moves More
Slowly Than Cleveland Did In Mating:
Removals Packing Up Their Grips and
Lettvine the Capital Several Import
ant Appointment Expected This Week
Canadian Railroads to be Prevented
From Catching Good Trade From
American Roads The White House Get
tine Shabby President Hartison Talks
Even Lew Thnn Grant Did Randall
Again Sick in Bed.
All reports agree that there is a great
deal of dissatisfaction among the office
seekers at "Washington. The Ohio men say
they have not had anything at all, and go
so far as to threaten to take their State out
of the Republican column this fall. Other
wonld-be hired men of the Government de
clare that Harrison is moving more slowly
than Cleveland didin removals, and in their
disgust, are leaving the capital in droves.
IEFECIAX. TELrGSAU TO TIIE DISPATCH.
Washik otox, April 7. There has been
some contest between Ohio factions over the
Sixth Auditorship. Because the present
Auditor, Daniel McConville, is an Ohio
man, the Ohio men regard the office as be
longing to them, and a gentleman named
Monaghan, with a military record,, turned
up as a candidate with many indorsers,
among whom were Congressmen McKinley
and Butterworth, both friends of Senator
Sherman. But Monaghan is a Blaine and
Foraker man, and led the break in the
Ohio delegation from Sherman to Blaine in
1881. Senator Sherman did not take kindly
to Monaghan's candidacy, and proposed
State Senator Coulter for the position.
Now it is confidently announced bv the
friends of Judge Crowell, who was Sixth
Auditor under the Arthur administration,
that he is to get his old place.
Slaking Ohio a Donbtful State.
Crowell is a Minnesota man and a friend
of the Secretary of the Treasury, and if
Judge Crowell's friends have the assurances
they claim, it means that the President
does not care to appoint Monaghan, lest he
offend Senator Sherman, or Coulter lest he
offend Secretary Blaine, and prefers to go
outside Ohio altogether. Crowell's appoint
ment would irritate the Ohio men, who are
loudly complaining that- iheyare getting
precious little under this administration,
and are beginning to talk about Ohio being
a doubtful State and greatly in need of
Complaint among the Ohio Congressmen
because they have not received recognition
from the new administration is on the in
crease. They say that now the delegation
is acting in harmony in all matters of rec
ommendation for appointment, and there
fore no excuse on the ground of rivalry ex
ists for refusal to appoint. An Ohio Con
gressman said to-day that they had con
cluded that it was a deliberate policy on the
part of the President to ignore their State,
and that they proposed to let him alone.
Only One Rr quest Granted.
Ohio, he said, had got two appointments
the Second Assistant Postmaster General
and Superintendent of the Railway Mail
Service at Cincinnati, and that only the
first was a thing they had asked for. He
said he feared that such a policy on the
part of President Harrison might jeopardize
the interest of the party in the State this
fall. While Ohio has been a pretty relia
ble Republican State, he did not think it
safe to be too confident, and to neglect
things there. The Democrats had run down
their majority to 18,000, which, in such a
State, is not too much to be wiped out, if
the Republicans are discontented and the
"If we lose Ohio this fall," he said, "it
means that we will have a Democratic
Governor, a Democratic Senator to succeed
Payne, and that instead of 16 members of
the House, as now, the Republicans would
have but 6."
NOT A GREAT TALKER.
Harrison Gaining the Jame of Being Even
Briefer in bpecch Than Grant.
Washesgtok, April 7. President Har
rison has already gained for himself the
reputation of being even more brief in
speech than Grant was. "When Secretary
Blaine calls on the President, which is not
often outside of Cabinet meeting days,
which are on Tuesdays and Fridays, the
President lets Blaine do all the talking and
makes remarks similar to "ahem" and
"ah." and occasionally refers to the weather.
Blaine was not consulted about the appoint
ment of Lincoln as Minister lo England or
the nominatiop of Halstead to go to Berlin.
"When Blaine heard of Halstead's nomina
tion first he predicted that the Senate would
black-ball the famous "Western editor.
Harrison has so far proven an enigma not
only to the members of his Cabinet, but to
Senators and Congressmen. Everybody
wonders who his advisers are. "United
States Senators and Congressmen complain
that the President does not consult with
them about appointments from their dis
tricts, that he simply asks them what they
know about this man or that, but gives
them no satisfaction as to what he intends
MAM WIRES GROUNDED.
The Storm of Snturday Causes Itlnch An
noyance to Telegraph Companies.
"WASHruGTON", April 7. The storm of
yesterday gave place to-day to bright sun
shine and a fresh, bracing wind. The storm
badly interrupted electrical communica
tion, and workmen were busy all day re
pairing damaged telegraph and telephone
The telegraphic situation is particnlarlv
bad south of "Washington. There are 384
poles down between Alexandria and Fred
ericksburg, Va., and ISO of them are in a
stretch five miles in length. Communica
tions for Southern cities, are being tele
graphed to-night via Cincinnati,
Offlco Seekers. Beginning to Thin Oat at the
Capital As Much Dissatisfaction at
Harrison's Slowness In Slak"
Ing Appointment as
There Was With
rsrrciAi, lEtibniJt to tot dispatch.)
Washington, April 7. The thinning
out process has been going on rapidly
among the office seekers during the last 24
hours. There have been .more departures
and fewer arrivals than on any day since
the inauguration, and the hotel corridors
almost begin to assume their appearance in
times of mere ordinary travel. This is not
because the office seekers are satisfied. On
the contrary, the dissatisfaction with Presi
dent Harrison is almost as great as" that
with Cleveland just four years ago.- Not,
however, because of a fear that the former
will adopt to any alarming, extent the
mugwump policy of the latter, but simply
because he is proceeding in the work of
"turning the rascals out" with such amazing
There are a lot of commissioners, auditors,
controllers and other, hich grade officials
yet to be appointed in the department, a
public printer, a chief of the bureau of en
graving and printing, a superintendent of
the census and many minor Presidental
offices, all in Washington, to say nothing of
the myriads of places outside to be filled.
Applicants hold that in filling the depart
mental offices President Cleveland was com
pelled to go slow, because all of his appoint
ments were strangers to the work. This, it
is claimed, is quite unnecessary in the pres
ent instance, as a large number of the old
experienced Republicans are yet in office,
while'many of the leading applicants are
persons dismissed by Cleveland who desire
reinstatement in their former places.
It was expected by the office hunters that
the President would follow the adjourn
ment of the Senate with a number of im
portant appointments eacn day, but when a
whole week passed with no results to speak
of, except a postmaster and a collector of
customs for New York City, the haneers-on
at expensive hotels were "made decidedly
tired, and probably half of those who had
become known as the "regulars," whose
faces had been familiar since the inaugura
tion, have dropped out within a day or two.
The Chief of the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing will probably be chosen this
week, however, as that establishment is now
without a head, Chief Graves having re
signed. A public printer is also expected,
and those interested in the coming census
'work are urging that a superintendence
appointed at once, as it is of the utmost im
portance that the labor of arranging the
machinery be commenced immediately. Not
the least indication is given whether any
appointments important to Pennsylvania
will be made this week, but in the absence
of something more exalted a few fourth-class
postmasters can be counted on every day.
RIGHTING A WROKG.
Canadian Railroads to be Prevented From
Cutting Out American Roads.
I6rCIAL TEL-EQKASI TO TIIE DISPATCH.!
Washington, April 7. The Canadian
railroads will not be allowed to go on in
their programme of taking business away
from the American railroads if Senator
Cnllom's inter-State Commerce Committee
can find a way to stop it, and if mild means
will not do, the committee will urge upon
Congress heavier remedies. Senator Cul
lom said to-day that there was no reason
wny we should wholly exclude foreign
vessels from the transportation business be
tween, say, New York and Charleston, but
allow foreign railroads to participate in the
carrying trades between Chicago and Port
land, but if this cnomalyVere to be toler
ated any lobger, the very least that we
could require would be that the Canadian
roads doing what might be called a coasting
trade along our Northern border should be
subject to the same conditions as the Ameri
The inter-State commerce law operates as
a handicap upon the efforts of American
railroads to cut each other out of business,
but it cannot be directly enforced against
Canadian roads, and the Grand Trunk had
just franklv avowed its determination to
disregard the law, and snapped its fingers
in the face of Congress and the inter-State
Commerce Commission Congress could not
bind the hands of the American roads and
then allow the free-handed Canadians to
The Senator said it would be the work of
his committee this summer to find a remedy
and a method of applying it.
The committee will meet May 3, in New
York, and get all the information it can
from railroad men and shippers there as to
the effects of Canadian competition with
our roads. It was not certain what the
committee would do next. It would prob
ably not visit any other point till July, and
it was not certain whether it would visit
Canadian cities. Of course, in Canada it
could not compel the attendance of wit
nesses, and it might not be worth while to
go there, but some way must be found to
protect the American roads from an unfair
competition with Canadian roads subsidized
by the British and Dominion Governments
and free from the restraint of the inter-State
THE WHITE HOUSE S1IABBT.
Carpets flinch Worn. Curtains Faded, and
the Woodwork Very Dingy.
Washington, April 7. The White
House is actually getting shabby. The car?
pets in the east end of the Mansion, where
the executive business is done, are thread
bare. The window hangings are faded, torn
and moth-eaten. The woodwork is sadly in
need of a coat of paint. The carpet in the
Blue Room and the reception room, where
the diplomatic corps is received by the
President, is very mnch worn. Captain
Densmore said it was no wonder, for since
the 4th of March between 50,000 and 60.000
had walked over these carpets. All the
doors and the woodwork generally need
The exterior of the mansion is not very
white, although with the green lawn and
thepark in tbe background the house looks
whiter than it really is. Dnst that has ac
cumulated for a long time has been washed
down by rain and has trickled in muddy
stripes over the front, sides and rear of the
big'house. The big pillars in front of the
house also look shabby. Captain Dens
more says that a new residence should be
built for the President and his family, and
that the White House should be devoted"!.
entirely to offices for the conduet of the
business of the President.
EANDALL HAS THE GOUT.
The Protection Democratic Lender Again
Confined to His Bed.
Washington, April 7. Congressman
Samuel J. Randall has been- in bed since
last Wednesday. He is suffering with an
acute attack of gout. He lies in bed and
grits his teeth and wonders when he is going
to get out again. Since Congress adjourned
Mr. Randall has been resting quietly. He
has built himself up wonderfully and looks
very well. He said to-day that he had not
made any arrangements as yet for leaving
Washington, but that as soon as he got
about again he would begin to think abont
where lie would spend the summer. As yet
he has 'not given his summer residence
a thought, but he is inclined to spend the
warm weather near Philadelphia in some
shady nook. He will not leave Washing
ton before the 1st of June.
Mr. Randall is looked upon here as the
big gun in,the Democratic party. A Con
gressman to-day said: "Randall will be a
great man in Washington next winter. You
would be surprised at the Republicans who
profit by his wisdom and go to him day
after day for advice on all sorts of subjects."
' SUEE TO BE TBOUBLE. -
Settlers on the Iowa River Lands Deter
mined to Rrsist Eviction Tho. Gov
ernment Oncers Armtng With
, Winchester Instead
fEFSCIAI. TELXOBAX TO TBE DISPATCH..'
Ft. Dodge, Iowa April 7. The situa
tion in tbe river land country grows more
serious from day to day, and every day of
delay on the part of the marshals makes the
work they have to perform more serious,
and all hope of a peaceable enforcement of
the eviction has been abandoned. Trouble
is imminent, and will come. Marshal Hoi
brook, who organized a posse in this city to
commence evictions Monday, has sworn in
15 men instead of six, as he had last year,
and instead of being armed with shotguns
they are being fnrnished with Winchester
repeating rifles. Bradshaw, whose posse of
six was forcibly ejected from the lands
Thursday, is recruiting men in Dubuque,
armed with Winchesters instead of re
volvers, and will return next week, when,
he savs: "I will put some hot shot into Hell
Last night, when the settlers who have
purchased their lands of the River -Land
Company and who are prosecuting the set
tlers for conspiracy awoke, they found nd
tices posted on their doors, of which the fol
lowing is a verbatim specimen:
Bear Sib In the course you aro pursuing
you are meddling. If you contmne you had
better make your peace with your God, as you
will never raise a crop where you are. This is
sufficient notice. Beware or hades will be your
There is no "bluff" about the letters, and,
coming as they do from desperate men, the
recipients are greatly alarmed and fear per
sonal violence, against which they are mak
ing provisions. Strangers going, into the
liver land country are stopped "by armed
men and compelled to state their business
before allowed to proceed on their way.
Among those who were stopped to-day was
United States Swamp Officer Forsey, and it
was difficult for him to convince the settlers
that he was not on river land business.
LOST AN EXE FOR $15.
Armln Fox Has a Hard Time Trying to
" Collect a DIntrimonlal Fee.
IBFECIAt. TELEOHAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, April 7. Armin Fox
says that he was to have $15 if
he would find a husband for Annie
Goldberger, a cook in the house
of H. S. Bachman. He introduced to her
Ignatz Green, an acquaintance of his, and
he says that after they became engaged he
could not get his $15. It was to come from
the woman's side of the house, he says.
Whether he tried to get the money
from Green or not is not cer
tain, bnt at any rate he did not
get it. Then he says he went back to the
woman's father and told him that Green
had ben in prison in Hungary.and was not
a fit husband for Annie. Monday night
last he says Green came to his house and
threw vitriol in his face from a bottle.
One of Fox's eyes is destroyed. Green
was arrested at Mr. Bachman's house,
Friday night. At Essex Market, yesterday,
he denied Fox's charge. Annie Goldberger
and Mary Cox, who are both employed at
126 Thirty-first street, both testified that
Green was with them at tbe time the assault
was supposed to have occurred. Justice
O'Reilly held Green in $1,500 bail.
Chicago Policemen Chase an Escapedlnsane
Woman for Some Time.
tSPZCIAI. TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISFATCH.l
Chicago, April 7. The white-helmeted
policemen in Lincoln Park were making
their last rounds last night, when they heard
a woman scream in the direction of the lake.
The officers ran toward the shore drive,
where they found two women crying for aid.
They said that a young insane girl in their
charge had escaped and fled through the
shrubbery toward the breakwater. The
officers prowled around the bushes until
they found the unfortunate girl. She had
torn all her clothes off in her flight, and
when discovered lay almost hidden between
two rocks. '
She was dressed in a suit of clothes that
had been worn by a park engineer, and
then taken to the Halstead street police sta
tion. Here she began to bleat like a sheep.
At midnight Dr. J. J. Thompson took the
girl away. He said that she had escaped
from his private insane asylum. He re
fused to give her name. In her flight
through the park the young woman.cast off
her diamond earrings and a long sealskin
cloak. These have not been fonnd.
LITED ON APPLES OYER A MONTH.
Remarkable Experience of. a Starving Man
Found In a Barn.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISFATCH.l
Lawkence, Mass., April 7. A strange
case came to the notice ot the police to-day.
William Dunn was found in a barn, sick
and nearly starved, and there is evidence
that he has been there ever since March 5,
with nothing but apples to eat. On the 5th
dav of March he started to walk to Boxford,
and growing sick, he crawled into the Na
son barn. There he has remained eversince,
although he must have been unconscious a
good portion of ihe time.
He states that until consciousness left
him he suffered severe pains in the head
and a general weakness, probably a fever.
He is 27 years of age." His experience is a
A CHIMERICAL SCHEME.
Buffalo About Gives Up Its Nlngnra River
ISPECIAL TXLEOEAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Buffalo, April 7. "I don't think the
(100,000 prize scheme lor utilizing the
power of Niagara river will go through,"
said John H. Smith, Chairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the subscribers of the
prize fund, to-day. "So many unfavorable
answers were received from the subscribers
that the committee considers that the project
will be abandoned. The object was to or
ganize so that an oiler could be made by the
body corporate, but as this was not done, it
cannot be said that any offer' was made. I
am sorry for the good name of the city .that
the project is not going through."
EIGHT HOURS A DAI.
Chicago Worklngmen Wilt Demonstrate for
Shorter Hoars on July 4.
Chicago, April 7. The Trades Assem
bly of Chicago to-day adopted a programme
for a mammoth demonstration the Fourth
of July in favor of an eight-hour working
A street parade, beginning at 10 A. M.,
will open the demonstration, the early
evening will be given up to a mass meeting,
Ind following this will be a grand display
of fireworks on the lake. front, lasting until
midnight Committees were appointed to
proceed at once with the necessary arrange
ments. Will be Abandoned.
Paeis, April 7. The work of forming a
new Comptoir d'Escompte does not progress,
and it is expected the scheme will.be abandoned.
HE BROKE THE BANE.
Qashier Pratt, of the First National
Bank of Anoka, Tlinn.,
SKIPS TO CANADA WITH $100,000.
A Yery Handsome Little Woman the Cause
of His Downfall.
ROBBING AN AGED WIDOW OP $30,000.
A Eectiier Appointed Until the Fall Extent of tbe
Steal Is learned,
Another trusted bank cashier has Im
portant business in Canada. His name is
Pratt and he hails from Anoka, Minn. He
does the thing up in the most approved
shape. The bank has to suspend, many
of the fugitive's friends mourn their mis
placed confidence and funds, and a hand
some woman, who is not.the cashier's wife,
accompanieshim to the bourne from whence
no defaulter returns until he has effected a
Anoka, Minit., April 7. The doors of
the First National Bank closed last evening.
The cashier is in Canada. The matter has
been kept quiet. There is a woman in the
case, as handsome as she is wicked. The
particulars, as fully as could be learned,
are as follows:
P. F. Pratt, Cashier of the Firsi National
Bank of Anoka, went to Minneapolis a
week ago last Thursday, complaining that
he was not welL On Saturday he telephoned
the assistant cashier about some matters of
business, and to the inquiry as to his health,
jokingly remarked: "I am sick abed and
looking for watchers." He is still looking.
On Friday the bank officials were startled
by a notice from the Merchants' Bank of St.
Paul that the accountof the First National
was overdrawn 20,000. A trusted messen
ger was at once dispatched to St Paul to
investigate, and the discovery made that
Pratt had drawn out about-$8,000 due the
bank'and over twice as much more on his
HE HAD MADE HIS PILE.
The Bank Examiner was notified' of the
situation, and, in company with the cashier
of the Merchants' National Bank of St.
Paul and a Minneapolis expert, gave a
hast v overhauling of ,the affairs. Enough
was learned to show that matters were in a
bad mess, and that Pratt is a thief to the
amount of nearly 5100,000.
Not knowing when or There the end
might be, the directors concluded to place
the bank in the hands of the bank exam
iner, and he will appoint a receiver to set
tle the affairs or close up the business. It
is impossible to. tell how creat has been
Pratt's villainy, as the bank's correspond
ent in both Chicago 'and New York allowed
him to overdraw to the amount of $15,000.
It is probable thatie has drawn to the full
limit of both banks. They have been tele
graphed to refuse pavment on all checks
signed by Pratt. In addition to this, he
raised about $30,000 on his personal note in
dorsed by Mrs. Nellan, an aged widow re
siding in Dayton, who trusted Pratt to man
age her business matters to -a large extent
SPECULATED A LITTLE, TOO.
It also auDears that Pratt was a side nart-
ner with H. S. Sparks,- of, this city, iho
has been experimenting with the hulls end
bears in the Minneapolis Exchange, and
Sparks was allowed to overdraw his account
several thousand dollars. As the venture
has been reported to have been a losing one,
the bank will be out at least $10,000 on this
score. Pratt also loaded .the bank with
considerable bad paper of a lumber concern,
but part of it Was indorsed by Seth Preble,
of this city, and thus another victim was
caught. The former teller of the bank, G.
J. Guddings, it is-supposed, left $1,000 of
his bank stock to be sold, and the officials
have reason to believe that Pratt sold the
stock and pocketed the money. He also
had $10,000 of stock himself, and this has
disappeared, it, too, having been sold, but
no transfer of it was ever made in the bank
books. As the holder of this stock will be
liable to twice its face value, he will prob
ably stand his loss in silence.
A WOMAJT IN THE CASE.
Last summer the good people of Anoka
were shocked and horrified to learn that
Pratt had been on dangerously intimate
terms with a handsome young woman of
doubtful antecedents, and who, it is said,
was supported by Pratt. The scandal be
came public property, when his wife, a
highly esteemed lady, took her two children
and removed to Boston, where her brother
resided. Soon after the wife left the grass
widow disappeared, hut knowing ones said
she was in Minneapolis, and soon a bright
ey$ d little stranger appeared on the scene.
Pratt made weekly visits to Minneapolis,
and there is every reason to belive that the
woman and their child are now receiving a
brevet husband and father's care in some
Pratt managed his rascality very cleverly,
and as far as it was possible to learn in the
limited time for investigation, the books of
the bank appeared all right on their lace.
He had made no entry or the checks on the
Merchants' Bank, ot St Paul. He got
them cashed in the Northwestern Bank, of
Minneapolis, one check passing the Clearing
House March SO and the other April 1.
HE MADE TJJ? THE DIFFERENCE.
There was quite a contest on the part of
ihe directors at the January meeting over
his election, on account of the domestic
scandal. A compromise wasfinally effected,
the understanding being that he should
close up certain business matters with
which he was familiar, at a reduced salary.
From that moment, it would seem, he went
deliberately to work to steal every cent he
could. The President of the bank is H. L.
Ticknor, one of the pioneer citizens of tbe
Northwest and a well-known business man
of this city. He has $8,000 in stock, as
much more on deposit and will probably be
called upon' to sink several more thousands,
and all on account of the scheming villainy
of a trusted business associate.
The capital stock was $50,000. Most of
the holders were local business men, the
heaviest losers being A. C. Trauman, E. L.
Eeed, C. T. Woodbury, Mr. Hammons, D.
C. Dunham and Mr. Peck, of Minneapolis.
All the money taken on deposit yesterday
will be returned in full, but that previously
deposited will have, to await the settlement
Unless matters prove worse than expected,
the depositors will probably be paid in full.
NATURAL GA& AT BUFFALO.
A Tela Opened Nenr a Brewery That Barm
10U Feet IHnli.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Buffalo, N. Y., April 7. Drilling for
natural gas has been going oh in this vicin
ity for the last year. At St Catherines,
Ontario, the attempt was practically a iail
ure, and at Gowanda, 25. Y., small wells
were opened. Just north of Buffalo a small
well was recently opened, but to-day a big
one was struck at Gerhard Lang's brewery,
not far from the heart of the city. At a
depth of 1,010 feet the vein was opened.
Darkness had set in when the well started
with a big roar. The gas" ignited and made
a thick flame 100 feet high. Other wells,
will be bored.. The oity's present natural
gas supply is piped 90 miles from Pennsyl
vania, but now can be obtained here, it is
APRIL 8, 1889.
Toward Which Many Will JourneT-Chi.
cago Boomer Organize They Will
Face Danger to Secnre
Chicaoo, April 1i A meeting under the
auspices of the"Chicago Oklahoma Settlers'
Association" was held to-day to organize a
colony to locate in the newly-opened terri-.
tory. Nearly 200 men crowded into the
room, eager to enlist and were received as
niembers of the association. Vice Presi
dent McGuire said it was the intention of
the association to organize an Oklahoma
tolony composed of Chicago boys willing to
ftee hardships for the chance of getting a
'j, The new territory is to be thrown open
April 22 for settlement, and applicants for
homesteads will be required to make affi
davit that the v were not within Oklahoma
previous to that day. Consequently it is
intended not to start the members of the
colony Irom this city until April 20. They
will reach the line of Indian Territory the
evening of April 21 and enter Oklahoma at
noon the next day.
McGuire gave a glowing description of
the new territory, and ended by stating that
he was bound to be on hand when thp land
was parceled out if he had to walk the
whole distance and make the journey alone.
Frank Taos, a oowbov. who had been
L across the territorv several times, described
kthe land and spoke of the dangers the new
seiner will nave to avoid, tie sam some oi
the country was well watered, but that a
great deal of land would have to be irri
gated. Others spoke, declaring that there
were more men waiting to enter the terri
tory than there was homesteads of 160 acres
A newspaper clipping was read which
stated that there would be much righting
between settlers and squatters, and that
murder promised to be as common as pre
emption. Notwithstanding these discour
agements almost every, man in the room
manifested willingness to join the colony.
Among them were clerks, small store
keepers, idlers and workmen, but all alike
seemed possessed of the boom.
A FIGHT FOR A STREET.
Two St. Loals Railroad Corporation Enter
Upon a Bitter Lccni Contest.
St. Louis, April 7. The inevitable war
between Merchants' Bridge and Terminal
Company and the St. Louis Transfer Ball
road Company is on at last. The bone of
contention is the use and occupancy of cer
tain portions of Hall street, in the northern
portion ot the city, or, rather, such use and
occupation of that street by the Transfer
Bailroad Company as will prevent its joint
use by the Bridge Terminal Company. Both
corporations have the right to occupy Hall
street with double tracks for certain dis
tances. Its width is claimed to be ample
for the use of both corporations.
The Transfer Bailway Company yesterday
obtained permission from Mayor Allen to
lay a number of additional side tracks,
which, if built, would virtually shut out the
Bridge Terminal Company on that street.
When the news of this action reached tho
officers of the Merchants' Bridge Terminal
Company they appeared before Judge Val
liant, of the Circuit Court, and sued out an
injunction returnable to-morrow to prevent
the Transfer Eailway Company from inaug
urating tbe proposed work, and a long and
bitter legal contest is promised.
A HURRICANE'S WORK.
Norfolk Flooded and Slacked Limo Cause a
Noefplk, Ya., April 7. The storm, of
thunder, lightning and hail which broke
over this city yesterday morning changed
at 10 o'clock last night, turning into a cy
clone of wind blowing at the rate of 64 miles
an hour. At 5 o'clock this morning the
wind came from the northeast and blew into
the harbor and its tributaries a tide which
at high water this morning, at 1:36 o'clock,
was 18 inches higher than ever recorded
The lower part of the city was flooded,
and fire broke out on Water street, caused
from slacking lime on the wharf of John O.
Gamage & Son. The entire block, with
the exception of Savage, Son & Co.'s, com
mission merchants, fras in flames. The old
Cotton Exchange building, containing
about 800 bales of cotton, and the warehouse
oi J. W. Perry & Co., containing about 600
bales of cotton, were totally destroyed. The
total loss caused by the storm will amount
T"he storm was general along the South
eastern coast, tearing down telegraph poles
and impeding railway travel.
CHURCHGOERS AT A PRIZE FIGHT.
The Befcree Cnlla the Mill a Draw and Ha
to Run for HI Life.
EFECIAL TELEOKAM TO TIIE DISPATCH. 1
Peoeia, III., April f. Shortly after
midnight this morning, the steamer Rescue
left the wharf here with "Beddy" Hennes
sey, of Brooklyn, and Dan Gallagher, of
Ft. Worth, Tex., and about 350 sports. The
boat went up the fiver and landed the party
on Woodford county soil. Much time was
lost in preparation, and it was fully 6
o'clock when the men entered the riutr.
The ring was pitched in the public road,
and everybody who passed on their way to
church waited to seethe fight.
Gallagher was seconded bv Harry McCov
and Jack Beagan, of Pittsburg, while
Thomas Dunn held the sponge for Hennes
sey. In the sixth round Gallagher struck
Hennessey a terrific blow in the nose, while
the latter was down. The referee called the
battle a draw, and was chased to the cabin
of the boa't
DISSEMINATING THE WORD.
The Great Work Done by the American
Washington, April 7. The Washing
ton anniversary of the American Tract So
ciety was celebrated in the Church of the
Covenant this evening. The attendance
was large, including Secretary Windom
and other prominent officials. Justice Strong
Rev. Dr. Shearej-, Secretary, read an ab
stract of the year's operation, showing total
receipts $290,000; expenditures a little short
of that sum. About 150 new publications
have been added. Printing is done in New
York in 30 languages; abroad in 150 lan
guages or dialects. Donations and legacies
were about $75,000. -Over 45,000,000 pages
of tracts were distributed gratuitously,
about 200 colporters employed, and over
$10,000 was sent abroad in cash and publi
FAMINE AT PANAMA.
Cessation of Work on tho Canal Causing
Death From Starvation.
Panama, via Galveston, April 7.
Since the suspension of work on the canal
over 8,000 laborers have been repatriated
from the Isthmus.
A Consular investigation shows thatthere
ar still over 3,000 persons on the line of
the works wlio are in a destitute condition.
Some deaths from starvation' have already
been reported, and it is feared that many
more will occur if prompt measures are not
taken by the West Indian Governments to
send the people back to their homes.
Negroes and women add children are the
worst sufferers. Despite the great distress
good order prevails.
K. OF L-DYMMITERS.
The Executive Committee of a New
York Assembly Charged With
BLOWING UP A SCAB BREWERY.
Four Arrests Made On the Statement of
an Unnamed Informer.
ONE OP THE PRISONERS CONFESSES
Tbe Guilt of Himself and His Associates, Who Will
Hare a Hearing To-day
A startling but not yet proven story of
the use of dynamite by K. of L. officials,
comes from New York. It is alleged that
the Executive Committee of a local assem
bly of brewery employes formed several
plots to ruin a brewer whom they I were
fighting. Other means failing, dynamite
was used as a last resort Four arrests have
been made on the oath of an informer, and
it is said that one of the prisoners has al
ready confessed his guilt
New York, April 7. The explosion,
presumably that of a dynamite bomb, which
occurred on the evening of February 8, in
the area of David Stevenson's brewery,
which occupies the west side of Tenth ave
nue from Thirty-ninth to Fortieth streets,
has been found to be the work of labor
Union men, four of whom are now in custody
at police headquarters.
The explosive was placed in a narrow
alley on the Thirty-ninth street side, and
tore away a large piece of the wall, but the
solidity of the masonry prevented extensive
damage. By the arrest of the-perpetrators,
Inspector Byrnes got to the bottom, and
one of the four men he has in charge has
confessed his complicity with and told of
the guilt of the other three. The informer
is Henry A. Fitzgerald, formerly Walking
Delegate of the Ale and Porter Brewery
Employes' Protective Association, whocom
pose "Local Assembly 8390, embraced in
District Assembly 49, Knights of Labor.
ASSEMBLY OFFICIALS IMPLIGATED.
The men whom he implicates in his con
fession, and who are in custody, are John
O'Connell, Master Workman of the local
assembly; Patrick Fv Close and Thomas
Beardon, members of-the. Executive Com
mittee of the local assembly. O'Connell
was President of the Executive Committee
and reduced its members from nine to five,
when he undertook to bring Stevenson to,
terms, Stevenson having discharged all
union men and refused to re-employ any but
those who severed their connection with the
union. The four prisoners constituted the
Executive Committee at the time of the ex
plosion. According to the story gathered from the
informer's statements this committee
went about to invent some scheme whereby
Stevenson would be made to recognize the
union by re-employing its members and dis
charging the scab.worfcingmen.
A "PLOT TO BTJJN THE BBEWEB.
The first plan approved of by the commit
tee was to send union men to the brewery to
apply for work, and state that they were not
attached" to the union. The men who might
secure employment under this disguise were
to place grease-in the beer and ale vaults
whenever an opportunity offered, and in this
way destroj-jiie brew. Several applicants
thus advisedvr iaited the brewery, but were
not given employment. At a subsequent
meeting of the. Executive Committee it was
determined to appropriate $50 to continue
the fight against Stevenson. The union rati
fied this action.
Now the conspirators in the Executive
Committee, made furious by the failure of
their first attempt, conceived the plan to
blow up the brewery. Beardon ana Close
were delegated to see a person, whose name,
though in the possession of the police, is
withheld, for instruction as to the destruc
tive element to be used and the method in
which it should be operated. ,
SELECTING A DEADLY EXPLOSIVE.
These two men followed instructions and
reported that they had succeeded in learn
ing all that was necessary in the use of an
explosive with which they had been pro
vided. The engine of destruction, it was
planned, should be exploded in the engine
room. The opportunity to reach tbe engine
room was not afforded the conspirators; they
became involved in a quarrel among them
selves, which delayed the use of the explo
sive. In carrying out the boycott against
the brewery, Fitzgerald was charged with
inactivity, and was threatened with suspen
sion from the position of Walking Dele
gate, which yielded him $27 50 per week.
He finally was ordered to be suspended, but
anticipated the action by resigning. The
Central Office detectives who have been
upon the case learned recently that O'Con
nell, who had-been succeeded by Beardon
as President of the Union, stated at a meet
ing that it was "one thing to blow up a
brewery and another to prove it."
THE CONSPIEAT0E3 INDICTED.
Inspector Byrnes, after securing Fitz
gerald's confession, took him before the
grand jury on Friday, where he repeated
his confession. Upon the evidence pre
sented the grand jury found indictments
against O'Connell, Beardon and Close, and
bench warrants were issued for their arrest.
O'Connell was taken from work in the Long
Island Brewery, Brooklyn, last evening by
Detective Sergeants Yon Gerichten and
Handy. He describes himself as a married
mail, 31 years of age, and a resident of No.
317 Bergen street, Brooklyn. The other
two, who were arrested at their homes, are
entered on the police books as Patrick S.
Close, 40 years old, married, of No. 341 East
Forty-first street, New York, and Thomas
Beardon, 33 years, single, No. 301 West
The pedigree and residence "of the in
former is kept concealed by the police. He
is at present an inmate of the House of De
tention, being held as a witness.
The case will be called up in General
Sessions Court to-morrow, when the men
will be called to plead to indictments charg
ing them with felony.
DIDN'T TAKE HIS OWN MEDICINE.
The Proprietor of a Patent Tonlo Kill
Himself With Laudanum.
Louisville, Kt., April 7. Dr. James
A. Graves was found dead in bed here to
day. He had been dead some days. He
lived alone in the offices and was discovered
only when missed by his friends. By his
bedside was a chair upon which "were a bot
tle of chloroform and a bottle of laudanum.
Whether he died from an overdose or by
suicide cannot be determined.
He was 46 years old and had lived here
all his life. His father was the originator
of Graves' Tonic Syrup, a patent medicine,
and left a large fortune: Dr. Graves had
nearly dissipated his share.
Destroyed tbo Evidence of Crime.
San Feancisco, April 7. The recent
fire in theImperial,Palace at Pekin, China,
is said to have been started by 'the attend.
ants, to remove all proof of fraud in the ac
counts and of the theft of furs and silks, of
which a large quantity had been stolen and
Deleaate Cannon Exhort His People to
Piety and Say the Work Will- Soon,
Fill tbe Earth Tithe Ulait
Be Promptly Paid.
Balt Lake, Utah, April 7. At tbe
Mormon conference to-day George Q. Can
non occupied the forenoonr He said:
The Saints had the spirit of God, and had
been blessed with it. This was because God
bad spoken to this people through their
prophets. From tbe time of tbe organization
of tbe church 59 years ago, this people had
never been left to grope and stumble in the
dark; the will of God by the voice of revelation
bad come to tbem through the priest
hood and that this voice would never be
stilled so long as the saints turned their
ears to listen. God had for many generations
withdrawn tbe holy priesthood from the world
because of the world's wickedness, but had re
stored it in tbe latter days among us. God has
always answered onr prayers anil delivered us
from tbe snares of our enemies. Tbis people in
tbe early times suffered much for the gospel,
now men and women are rightly elad and have
abundant prosperity. This is God's goodness
and for it be only asks us to give Him our
hearts. Tbe great question Is win we give unto
God that which belongs to Himand obey Him in
all things. We must be strict in paying the
tithing which God claimed as His own.
He closed by referring at length to the
persecution of the Mormons, and saying the
day is near at hand when this work will fill
the whole earth; we mnst not be discour
aged or cast down.
In the afternoon the First Presidency was
organized, with Wilford Woodruff as the
President of the Church, George Q. Can
non and Joseph T. Smith as Counselors,
.and Lorenzo Snow, President of the Twelve
Apostles. The new President (Woodruff)
hss been President of ihe Twelve Apostles
since the election of John Taylor to the
presidency of the Church. He occupied the
main part of the afternoon in his inaugural
sermon, exhorting the saints to piety, faith
A BOMB IN THE OHIO LEGISLATURE.
The Board of Pardon Under Fire and May
Have to Wa,k the Flank.
ISFECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCH.l
Columbus, April 7. It is learned to
night that there will be lively times at the
convening of the Legislature to-morrow
morning. Last week the Senate passed a
.bill creating a salary for the Penitentiary
Board of Pardons, and the bill also passed
the Houserbut was afterward reconsidered.
In the meantime, the bill wa3 reported by
the Enrollment Committee in the Senate,
so that it shows on the Senate journal that
the bill was passed by both houses, while
in the Lower House the journal shows that
the bill was reconsidered. There was some
trouble between the two bodies over the
bill, and the members of the Board of Par
dons have been taking a lively hand in
favor of its passage. ,
Since the recess of the Legislature, Satur
day, several communications written by a
member of the Board of Pardons have come
into the hands of those who are, opposed to
the bill, and they will lay them before the
House to-morrow morning. One of these
communications comes by way of Youngs
town, and makes certain promises in regard
to favorable action, which will be taken in
the case of a prisoner, whose application is
before the Pardon Board for a pardon.
Thomas Thompson, of Cleveland, a member
of .the Board, is said to be the member who
has been taking this undue interest in the
passage of the measure.
The House will to-morrow morning make
a formal application to the Governor for the
removal of Thompson, and in case the Gov
ernor does not comply, the programme is to
introduce a bill and abolish at once the
Board of Pardons.
ANOTHER MAIL CLEEE CAUGHT.
Ho Is Arrested While Endeavoring- ( Carry
, Ofl Two Fackaees of Letters.
St. Paul, Minn., April 7. Herbert G.
Stout, railway mail clerk on the route be
tween St, Paul and Council Bluffs, was
arrested by Postoffice Inspector G. M.
Flemmfng and Deputy United States
Marshal Daggett last night. Stout is
charged with robbing the mails between St
Paul and Minneapolis, and it is supposed
has beeu very successful in his operations
during the past year.
He was arrested in the act of making oft
with two whole packages of letters, and had
been spotted by marked money in decoy
letters. Stout's brother is a Methodist
minister in this city, his family are promi
nent and highly respected, and he is con
nected with the most prominent people in
SANK IN SIGHT OP SHORE.
A Captain, His Wife and Two Children and
a Sailor Drowned.
Philadelphia, April 7. The barge
Sunrise.bound from Norfolk for New York,
with coal, was towed to the buoy of the
Brown, Delaware Bay, and anchored by
tug B. W. Morse for a harbor yesterday aft
ernoon during a heavy gale, 'and at mid
night foundered and sunk. The captain,
his wife and two children, also one seaman,
Joseph Coyle, the remaining seaman, was
holding the barges' skiff alongside for his
companion to escape when the painter
parted and he was unable to reach the
targe's side again. He drifted down with
the tide and the gale drove his boat ashore
near the iron pier, Delaware breakwater,
where he was picked up by the Lewes lite
SHOULD NOT I'ISH ON SUNDAY.
Sixty Sabbath Day Anglers Thrown From
a Flat Car and Injured.
New Yoee, April 7. Several hundred
men, bound for City Island on a fishing trip,
got off a Harlem Biver Branch Bailroad
train at Barstaw to-day. They then got on
six ordinary horse cars and two flat cars on
the Pelham Park Bailroad.
One of the flat cars on which 60 men were
standing, while being driven rapidly along
a sharp curve near City Islana, was over
turned. The passengers were thrown in
every direction, and several were caueht
under the car. Fifteen men were hurt, sev
eral severely. Jacob Hafelfinger's condi
tion is critical.
HE WASN'T WANTED.
A Colored Criminal Kill One Officer, Scares
Three Wore and Escapes.
Bessemee, Ala., April 7. Last night
about midnight Policeman John Manning
went to arrest a negro named Sandy Jones
on a warrant When Manning said, "Sandy,
I want you," the negro replied, ''No you
don't," seized a Winchester rifle and shot
Sandy fired through the door at three
other policemen outside, and then dashed
off to liberty. He has not been found.
Death Ends a Drnnkcn Qnarrel.
Evart, Mich., April 7. Frank Doty, a
brakeman on the Flint and Pere Maiquette
Bailroad, was shot and instantly killed last
night by Seymour Bailey, the son of a
farmer living near here. Bailey was ar
rested. The shooting was the outcome of a
drunken quarrel, and appears to have been
done in self-defense.
Killed the Boardlng-Honse Runner.
New York, April 7. A boarding house
runner named August Anderson was shot
and instantly killed to-day on board the
Norwegian bark Emring, by the mate of the
bark, Osigond Tholsen. It is said the mur
dered man was trying to induce tbe sailors
BvSstowed by great Destitutioa-ii
HAS&-ISPLE BDESED TO DEATH
Farmers Reduced to Aoso
THE RELIEF COMMITTEES AT, WOREr. -,
Some Remarkable Features or Urn Calamity 6rapM
x colly Described.
The great prairie tires that swept over ft
portion of Dakota have left an awful trail.
The loss of life and nroperty is heavy.
Farmers who escaped death are almost desti
tute, but relief committees are actively at
work. Some of the survivors tell thrilling
narratives of the cahimity.
SPECIAL rxxxe-ju to thz dispatch.
HAEiroED, Dak., April 7. Heavy
losses are reported ten miles north of here,
by prafrie fires. Between 80 and 100 tons
of hay were consumed. The losses already
reported aggregate about 5o0,000.
A meeting of the business men of Pierre
was held to-day to devise means for the re
lief of those who-were rendered destitute by
the prairie fires in the counties of Solly,
Potter and Hyde. Committees were ap
pointed to solicit subscriptions, and in two
hours' work secured $500 in money and a
large quantity of provisions and clothing,
and the work is not half done. The com
mittees are still at work, with the most sat
isfactory results, and to-morrow the suffer
ers will be reached by wagons and rail from
The relief committee at Huron yesterday
distributed a large amount of goods to tha
sufferers. The County Commissioners ar
ranged to furnish seed grain to .the farmers
whose grain waa destroyed by tha fire, en
abling them to put in a crop at once. Tha
grain was furnished on notes, bearing 7 per
cent interest, tbe notes payable the 1st of
thbillixg IJf cidests.
The descriptions of hair-breadth escapes
are very thrilling. In Yankton county the
damage is placed at 150,000. Near Bapid
City Prof. G. -F. Bailey's ranch was de
stroyed. When a party ol neighbors drove
through the blinding smoke to the rear of.
the house an appalling sight met their gaze
Standing in a little hollow beneath tha
ruins of the house was Eloise .Madisoiv
blistered and scorched and burned, with,
hardly a shred of clothing upon'her. 'T
The poor girl must have been in the con
dition in which she was found for at least a,'
quarter of an hour. Her clothing, save that
collar of her dress, part of the stocking on.
her right foot and the right shoe, had been'
completely burned from her bo3y.
"My God, can't vou do something for
me," "she cried. Strong men shuddered,
and for a minute turned away, but for a
moment only, when ready hands did 'every
thing that could be done for her. Mrs. .'
F. Bailey, in whose employ theyonng girl'
was, and William Ashton, the hired man,
had a very narrow escape and as it was,
suffered painful injuries.
HAD TO V.TSS OB DIE.
Mrs. Bailey says when the fire caueht the
dwelling house it blazer uplike tinder, and.
allowed them no altefodtlve but to run for
their lives. This they did, Mr. Ashton
taking each of the women by the arm and
starting with them through tbe smoke and
flames. They had gone but a short distance
when Miss Madison fell.
The smoke was so thick that when they
stopped to look for her she could not be
seen, and, thinking she had gone in another
direction, they resumed their efforts to
escape. After a severe struggle they suc
ceeded in getting to the windward side of
the fire and made their way to a neighbor
At George Hunt's place the family had
just seated themselves at the dinner table
when Mrs. Hunt saw sparks flying in tha
kitchen. Seizing a blanket apiece, the peo-
Ele in the house threw them over tneir
eads and started from the building. By
good fortune all succeeded m
reaching a place of safety. For 20
feet their path was through a sheet of
flame. Many of the other farms on Bapid
Valley barely escaped the wild flame which
sped across the ground like a flash of light
ning. The wind was blowing at the rate of
60 mile's an hour. Had the velocity of tho
wind been less, more damage would have
undoubtedly resulted. As it was, the fire
was confined to a narrow strip of country,
enabling those from the city to beat out tne
flames with wet sacks.
MAJT-r FABMEBS DESTITUTE.
Thousands of dollars' worth of property
was destroyed within ten miles of Freeman.
Thirty-twofamiIies lost their homes, escap
ing only partly clothed. Machinery, grain,
hay and a great amount of stock were
burned. The unfortunate farmers are en
tirely destitute and without food or shelter.
In Douglas county the fire was one of the
worst ever known. Many farmers lost
everything and are homeless and destitute.
The house of William Cline was burned,
Mrs. Cline perishing in the flames. She
was 70 years old and was the mother of F.
W. Cline, Prosecuting Attorney of Douglas
county. Near Oakwood Lake lives Frank
Goodfellow. He was away from home when,
the fire came.
Mrs. Goodfellow and three children hero
ically fought the flames several hours, and
were forced to get down on their knees
while the flames passed over them. Mrs.
Goodfellow is so badly burned that she will
In Brule county casualties are reported
daily. Fully 100 families have lost every
thing, the loss reaching $150,000. Two
women were burned to death near Chamber
lain. It is reported at tbe latter place that
the fire was started by Indians on a reser
vation. Crow Creek agency had a narrow
The Chinese Government Befnie to Saccor
the Famlne-Strlclcen NatlTea.
SAN Fkascisco, April 7. The follow
ing comment is received here by steamer
and is made by the North China News on
the apparent negligence of the Chinese
Government in leaving to foreign mission
aries the relief of the starving people in
Almost the whole missionary staff In the
two famine districts Is engaged in the work of
relief, and yet they report that they are onlv
able to toucn the fringe of tbe distress. Tbis
can be averted for a time at tbe expense of.
something less than half a penny a bead a day
and there is no permanence in it. Every bit of
tbis work should be done by tbe Chinese Gov
ernment In the great famine of 12 years ago
there was some excuse for tbe people being al
lowed to starve, for the districts afflicted were
practically Inaccessible. There Is no such
exense now. Tbe famine districts are per
fectly accessible to tbe foreign missionaries
and their wives, and a portion to tbe Chinese
officials. There Is plenty of food In tbe country,
shiploads of gram are going away every day
from Annul and Kiangsn to tbe south in the
ordinary course of trade, but not one load of
tbem goes on .the Government account to the
The Fight I 001
. Pabis, April 7. Tho trouble between M.
Bochefort and M. Thiebaud has been ami
cably settled by friends, and the proposed'
duel between them will not be fought ' v
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