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BURKE ISM IN,
The-Suspect Positively Identi
, fied as One otthe Cronin
PICkED FROM A LONG LINE
Of the Toughest Hoodlums That Could
be Found in -Winnipeg.
THE'EXPEESSHAN DOES NOT HESITATE
Bnt-qt pace Recognizes the Ulna, for Whom
He Banled the Furniture to the Carlson
CoHnge Dramatic Scenes In'tbe Jdll
Burke Breaks Down and Will Probably
Make a Confession The Grand Jury
Closes lis Investigation foptbe Present
, X,uke Dillon Gives More Evidence as
to the Inner Workings of the Clonum.
Gael The Hissing Cooney.
Martin Barks has been identified as one
of the WiUiams brotEers." Expressman
Mortenson picked him -out of a line of 52
tough citizens of 'Winnipeg -without any
hesitation'.- The prisoner trembled all 'over,
and seemed to realize that bis doom was
sealed. , It is believed" that he wity break
down and make a confession. Luke Dillon
testified before the Chicago grand Jury
again yesterday.-. The -work" of that .body
has been suspended'for the present. ,
fEFXCIAI. TU.EGBA1C TO TBI DtSPATcai
Winnateg, Max., June 21. The Burke
case1 has taken a rather peculiaflurn. All
day police and other authorities have been
acting in a most mysterious mannerabso
lutely refusing to say a word in public.
Inquiry at other sources developed the fact
that Attorney General Martin had put a
finger in the pie.
As Burke passed into the custody of the
Government to-day, orders were given that
he was to have a fair show, and that nobody
was to see him except Crown officers or
Lawyer Campbell, who has been retained
by the prisoner. It was stated to Detective
Collins and Chief McBae quite plainly that
they no longer had the slightest jurisdiction
over Burke, and that he was now at the
mercy of the Queen.
The Attempt at Identification.
Expressman Haken Mortenson arrived
here this afternoon. He was accompanied
by a Scandinavian officer, who never lost
sight of him. Detective Collins and Chief
McBae met them at the station, and all at
once proceeded to .the provincial jail, think
ing they had nothing to do but march up to
the big building and see Burke, but they
were met by a rebuff from Lawler, keeper
of the jail, who is adamant on discipline,
and told them they had no more business
there than ordinary individuals. J
He declared that the" visitors could not
see Burke under any circumstancesJfor the
reason that he was now in tho British terri
tory and was entitled to British .fair play.
Foiled in this effort the"officers turned
away. Collins then weni to a telegraph
office and wired. Chief Hubbard his
dilemma. In less than two hours Collins
received a' reply. Chief Hubbard sug
gested, that a proposition be made to the
AtSrney General and the 'lawyers that
v4Burke h placed among a large number of
men ancl that expressman Mortenson be
required to pick him out. If he failed it
would be evident that the wrong man had
A Rigid Test Proposed.
If he succeeded then it was almost con
clusive proof that Burke was one of .the
murderers. A council of the lawyers and
officers was held this afternoon, at which it
'was agreed that the test as proposed should
be made at the jail. Attorney General
Martin telegraphed his concurrence, and
advised that the test be made under the di
rection of his deputy, Mr. H. A. McLean.
' During the afternoon two lawyers went to
the hotels and low groggeries and induced
the keepers to promise to bring all the dis
reputable characters they could collect and
have them at the jail promptly at 7:30
o'clock this evening. At 7:15 cab load after
cab load of the most depraved wretches in
"Winnipeg were dumped in front or the jail.
,A few moments later Chief McBae, De
tective Collins and Expressman Mortenson
drove up to the jail door. The crowd
swarmed about them. It was 7:30 o'clock
when the deputy attorney general came. He
went directly into the jail, while Morten
son and Collins remained outside among the
100 toughs who were to be placed in line.
Tbo Expressman Rather Timid.
The expressman did not look at the men
who swarmed about him, but kept in the
. thad'ow of the door as closely as possible.
Meantime the Deputy Attorney General
was arranging the preliminaries within the
f -jaiL In a few moments the door was opened
f, : by Governor Lawler and the crowd invited
1 ! Ji -I
in. There was a frantic rcs into(the cor
ridors which the officers could-hbt stop;'
The hoodlums yelled and laugheU 'with
great glee. They were finally led to the big"
iron doors ot the cage kept especially for
murderers Guards were present, and at
the signal the doors of the cages were swung
open. "Bush in, boys," yelled the Gov
ernor. The vagabonds rah pell mell into
the inclosure. Then at another signal all
the doors ot the separate cells in the cage
were swung open and out rushed five or six
prisoners, who mingled with the crowd.
"When all this had been done, the men
were marched in line to the yard back of
the jail, where they were placed in one long
column. Burke was in the line. His face
was deathly white. His hands trembled
nervously and he looked about in a fright
ened way. "With the exception of The
Dispatch correspondent, who stood at his
right, not a man in the long column was
aware that the suspect was in line.
A Very Interesting Scene.
It was 7:45 when the little expressman
came into the jail yard in charge of an
officer. Mortensen glanced hurriedly down
the line until his eyes rested on Burke, who
was trembling like a leaf. The expressman
had identified the suspect, but his face did
not betray his discovery. With a stolid
expression Mortensen walked down the line
until he reached Burke.
v Then he paused for a moment. Burke's
condition was pitiful. It looked as though
he would fall to the ground. He knew that
he had been identified, although there
was nothing in the face of the
expressmen which led him to form
such an opinion. Mortensen walked slowly
qown the line. "When he returned he again
looked sharply at the cringing Burke, and
then passed hurriedly into the jail. There
he told the crown officers that the suspect
was the man who had hired him to carry
the furniture to the slaughter house on Ash
f Burke was quickly placed behind the
bars and his guards doubled. He had
nothing to say. He seemed completely un
nerved. He never asked if Mortensen's
visit had been successful. He appeared to
realize mat he was doomed. There is now
no longer any doubt about the prisoner's
guilt. He is one of the actual assassins,
and it is believed here that he will make a
complete confession before many days.
Elated by Bis Success.
Officer Collins was greatly elated by the
successor the identification. He immediately
wired to Chief Hubbard at Chicago, as fol
Wetoh-eg, June 2L Martinson, the ex
pressman, instantly and fully identified Burke,
picking him out of 52 men drawn up in a ilne in
the jail yard in presence of Crown -Attorney
and Burke's lawyer. Wire instructions.
Chief Hubbard replied that the extradi
tion papers for Burke were now en route,
and would'be pushed forward with all speed
possible. H M. Howell, the leading crimi
nal lawyer practicing at the bar here, had
been retained by Collins to rtct for the prose
cution, with L. D. Cumberland as his part
ner. Isaac Campbell and W. F. Perdue
are the attorneys of the prisouer. The ex
tradition proceedings will come up in the
open court on next Wednesday.
1T0 MOEE EVIDENCE.
The Grand Jary Will Drop tbe Cronin Case
for the Time Bclne It Will be R?
opened -When Fresh Wit
Chicago, Jnne 21. Robert Bruce.
detective, was before the grand jury this
ternoon and required to give his version
the story that Alderman John McCormi(fc
once attempted to bribe him to remove Cri
nin. -Lins siory snrans: into insignthcajfce
under the quirees of the grand jury And
proved to have had its origin in .sim
ple expressions of dislike and dinrust
that'McCormick once passed upon Qtunin.
Luke Dillon was once more calledAo the
stand and questioned minutely regarding
the inner workings of the Clan-naGael and
those of its Chicago members whom he
had found in his investigations to
have been hostile to Cronin.' Mr. Dillon
also gave certain additional details regard
ing the charges against Alexander Sullivan
and the memorable trial which ensued.
Harry Jordan, the .-bartender, was ques
tioned regarding tbe yhabits and associates
of McGeehan, the suspect, but he dis
claimed any intimate acquaintance with
that individual' He testified, however, to
having frequently seen Burke and Patrick
Cooney together, and said that they on sev
eral occasions visited his saloon in
company. Edward Spellman, of Pe
oria, the prominent distilleryman and
district 'officer of the Clan-na-Gael for the
ternary of Illinois and Wisconsin, was on
the .stand for half an hour, and testified in
regard to the extent of that organization
and the power of local camps to punish
offending members. He stated that the
greatest penalty that could be inflicted upon
any member under the rules of the organi
zation was expulsion from the ranks, and
declared that if Dr. Cronin had been con
demned by star chamber proceedings of
any camp, it was contrary to ,the funda
mental principles and practices of the Clan-na-Gael.
Dr. Spellman professed his regard for Dr.
Cronin, and assured tbe jury that his
(Spellman's) desire to ferret out the in
stigators of the tragedy was shared by all
the leading Clan-na-Gael men in the
United States. The proceedings of to-day
closed the investigations of the
grand jury in the Cronin case
lor the time being, and the jury
will to-morrow proceed to the consideration
of common jail cases. The Cronin case,
however, will be kept open to give the police
an opportunity to pursue their investiga
tions, and as witnesses are produced from
time to time their testimony will be received
by the jury and filed with the vast volume
of evidence already adduced.
FAYOBABLE TO FOBAKEE.
The Ohio Governor Secures tho Delegates
From Franklin Connty.
tsrECIAL TELEOBA1I TO TUB DISPATCH.
Coltjmbtjs, O., June 2L The Republi
can primaries in this county for the selec
tion of delegates to the State Convention
were 'held this evening, and resulted in a
substantial victory for Governor Foraker.
General Kennedy fil have a few delegates,
but they do not appear as opponents of
Foraker. There were only a few wards in
which contests were made, hence the dele
gates cannot be counted upon as pledged for
any one person, but it is known that nearly
all of the candidates were friends of the
Governor, and he will secure their support
at the proper time.
If the name of J. B. Neill, the local can
didate, is presented to the convention, he
will secure the vote of the delegation on the
The Everlnstinir'Fish Question.
-Ottawa, Out.. June 2L It is under
stood that the preliminary and unofficial
correspondence started some time ago will
shortly result in a reopening or negotiations
for the settlement of the Atlantic fishery
PEREGRINE QUILL, rwr'
gives a vivid and charming description' of lift
man old EngWhinantUm.
PITTSBURG-. ATJJRDAT, JUNE 22, 1389
The President' oi I'm Philadelphia
i i,,'i ' , .fl !
WILL NOT FIGHT -HIGH LICENSE.
Ee Does Not Ajproye of the .Plans Adyanc'eoY
hy Matt Weiss
THE BROOKS LAW IS KEAELX EIGHT.
A Few Slight Chaoses in Soma ot th Details All That
President Van Osten,:of the Retail Liquor
Dealers' Association of "Philadelphia;' Is.
not so radical ip his desires as Mr. Weiss, of
Pittsburg. He will be satisfied with a very
lew slight changes n the Brooks law, which
he regards as a good measure.( The most
objectionable feature is that which requires"
bondsmen to reside in the same ward asthe,
applicant. With this fixed everything will
be all right ' ' J '
rrr.OM A STAVF COEBESrODEST,1
Philadelphia, June 21. William
Van Osten, President of the Retail Liquor
Dealers' Association of Philadelphia, was
to-day shown the interview in The Dis
patch with Matt Weiss. Mr. Tan Osfeo,
does not agree with the programme set forth
by the Pittsburg gentleman. He is satisfied
to let well enough alone and points to tho
fact that the lines on which the campaign
were fought will prove a serious bar to
some of the things on Mr. Weiss' pro
gramme. "As to keeping up. the organizations,"
said Mr. Van Osten, "I doubt whetherthat
can be done. The battle baa .been fought,
and won and the. liquor.men know that there
can be no further attempt at.Cpnstitutional'
amendment fof fire) years. Here In Phila
delphia they are satisfied, to let it .rest thai
way. There are soma amendments to "the
Brooks law that are-conceded"- to be necesS
sary. The bond matter 'is perhaps one of
c b:OirE BAD FEAIUBE-
"Itxeems hardly just to limit a liquor
dealer to his ward in securing a bondsman
He should be at liberty to furnish security
from any acceptable person within the,
jurisdiction of the court. There are perhaps
some few other amendments that would in
nowiBe interfere with 'the general intent
and workings of the law, but the fact must
not be oyerlooked by the liquor .men tha
the fight was not a fight against, the .high,
license law, neither was tbe surprising ma
jority a majority against it. It was really
the other way As the -campaign was'con
ducted it was a canroaign ot high license
agaiust'prohlbition; and it was -the latter
that was defeated. That is a -thing" that
should not be forgotten." . '
"What lo yon think of the proposition
for an excise commission?" - f
"I am, against that- 'How long do you
suppose it would -bebefors such a commis
sion would become nothing-more nor less
than a political machine? I think there is
some need of a change . in the manner of
granting ltcefases: "Et-ejy' reputable man
who pays the fee should-be granted a license,
and remonstrances should be filed in sufficient-time
to feivc the applicant an oppor
tunity to furnish evidence in his own behalf.
COURTS HATS BEES' TEST STRICT
in Philadelphia and Pittsburg in the ad
ministration of the law, but it should be re
membered that because of this strictness
large numbers of temperance 'people voted
on Tuesday against prohibition. People
who think the judges too strict of course
want to take the license power out of their
hands. Licenses are granted every year,
and judges are only elected once in ten
years. People who want revenge, you see,
musi wait a long nine.
"Before the Judges began to administer
the Brooks law," said Mr. Van Osten,
"there were b.OOt) licensed saloons in ifhil
adelphia, and though the license fee was
only S50 there were at least 4,000 unlicensed
places where liquor was'sold. You had
the same experience in Pittsburg. Some of
the saloons in those times were prettv tough
places. Undoubtedly there are unlicensed
places now where liquor is sold. When
there is a demand for an article there will
be sellers, whether the article is pistols,
whisky or laudanum.
"The highlicense law has worked a great
change in things, though, largely owing to
the strictness with which the courts have
enforced it. That is why the temperance
people supported it so strongly against pro
hibition on Tuesday. The fight was be
tween high license and prohibition and high
license won. That is why it is useless to
talk about fighting high license."
THE PEESEHT PEES.
"How are you satisfied with the license
fees ? Will there be any attempt 'to change
"I don't think there will. The fee, of
course seems high, and is high as compared
with the fee betore the Brooks law went
into effect, but it is low compared with the
fees of some Western States, where a license
costs as high as $1,500."
"Do you expect any attempt to increase
"Ko," replied Mr. VanOsten, "I don't, I
think tho people are very well satisfied with
the law as it exists. I don't like that talk
of the Pittsburg liquor menproposing to
present resolutions to Judge White thank
ing him for what he has done for them," he
continued with a somewhat worried expres
sion. "It can do no good and it really isn't
funny, it a man is run on that way people
make up their minds he is persecuted and
they rush to his support It is also a mis
take to make any threats of what will be
done politically. It unnecessarily arouses
or confirms antagonisms. It is all very well
to talk of keeping tin organizations now, but
it is'a year and a half until the meeting of
the Legislature and people will be cooler by
THE BOND QUESTION.
Referring to the bond question, Mr. Van
Osten said: "Ut course there may be some
inconvenience in getting bonds where a man
is confined to his ward, but really there is
not much trouble. In this ward, for in
stance, there are a few more than 60 saloons
and only a few more than 40 resident prop
erty holders. But the saloon keepers
haven't much trouble. Property owners
go on a number of bonds. I am on 15 my
self." This latter statement indicates that Mr.
VanOsten, aside trom his official position,
is a man of considerable influence among
the saloon men. He also represents his
ward in the City Councils.
Secretary, Crowell, of the Brewers' Asso
ciation, says it is the intention of the liqnor
mento live up to the Brooks law. He ex
presses no dissatisfaction with it A gen
tleman in Mr. Crowell's office, referring'to
the interview with Mr. Weiss, said it was a
good thing Mr. Weiss had not talked that
way before the election. It would not, he
said, have helped the liquor men.
The Prohibitionists ot the third party do
not propose to sink their organization in
the Union Prohibitory League, though
manv of them are members of it, and others
will join it as individuals. Simpson.
Tho First Colored Priest
BaltimoeE, June 21. Cardinal Gib
bons this morning ordained Charles Ran
dolph Uncles, colored, who, if he receives
holy orders, will be the first colored priest
to M ordained in America.
Uo Succeeds Mr. Allen jm jTJnilcd States
'District Attorney- Chance In tbo
Fittabnrs PosloBce 111 -tho Near
Future A 'NnMoer,' of
Other F5hu, a
tSPICUL TELIOpAM,P JUS DSrATCH.l
Washington, June Iji. Though Walter
Lyon, Esq., had been repeatedly announced
is.tne'suc'cessor of Disiri Attorney Allen,
qf'Erle, it was not eSpiectjd that the ap
pointment would be nudeijjfo-day. Evi
dently, haweverMr. .L.an 'anticipated his
preferment, for he dropped 'into town this
morning and!callecf"WitV Colonel Bayne
upon the President Very snortly after
their visit the appolntminfof Mr. Lyon as
District Attorney for the Western district
of , Pennsylvania was announced, and the
recipient of this fayor waAMngratulated on
all hands as, he passed aloJtbe street with
ColorielBayne. With Petatylyanians and
politicians 'generally it.iS Bprisidered a very
popular appointment. t '
It is probable that' faotipany? das will
pass before Pittsburg has l'new postmaster
in the person of 'MrMclean,'tne general
dealer, in agricultural implements on-Lib-erty
street. It is intimated from an an
tboritativers6ttrc'that,thetjppointment,will soou.be made. lt is also expected that Mr.
David Martin jwill soopre6ejve,a Consular
apDointmanti in. England or 'Scotland, and
that Mr. Thomas -P.-Morri-j afA&egbefty,
will, before lbn- biseht abroacT&r aGansui.
In'convprsation, In. regard to the; 3atier ap
pointment to-day, the President),lntimated
that Pittsburg was asking too. roUchibnt it
was shown that' almost noappltdatiofarhad
coma from otherlocalitler than Pittsburg
and Philadelphia' in. Pennsvlvaaiav and
that much was -due ta these, cities. And the
President seemed to recognize the force of
the" argument. Colonel Bayne""ab'd his
family expect to leave for Pittshurgo-mor-row
via the Baltimore and Ohio-Railroad.
Mr, Walter Lyon left for Philadelphia this
Among the other appointments wer'p-.Will-iam
E.'Craig,,of Virginia, Attorney Jbi the
Western District pf Virginia. Toitje'Mar
shals, George L.Cunninghah, oi South. Car
olina, for the District of -South Carolina;
John H: Simmons, of Ohtp.ffor tbef South
ern District orOhio;(Orville T. P6her, of
Oregon, for the District of Alaska, f. .
Frank Mason, of Ohio, has been appointed
Consul General at Frankfort; Charles B.
Trail? of Maryland, ConsuWt Marseilles;
H: G.' Knowles, of Delaware, Consul at
Bordeaux. Mr. Mason is at present'Consul
at Marseilles. He is an old newspaper man,
haying been on the staff of the Cleveland
Leader. Mr. Trail was Secretary of X'ega
tion at Rio de Janiero during the' Arthur
administration. Horace Greely Knowles is
a -prominent young lawyer of Wilmington,
and Is indorsed by all of the members of the
bar of that city.
NIGH UNTO DEATH.
General Cnmrron Sllll Alive, but Slowly
Sinking Wayne MacVeaghl States
That tbe Veteran Statesman
Will Die Before t
' Daylight. l
rSFECIAI. TIXXQBA.M TO TUB PUFATCB.1
Lancaster, June 21. General Cameron,
who was stricken with paralysis last night,
lies in a critical condition at 'his home at
Donegal 'Springs. There is no material
change. He was resting easily this morn
ing, bnt bis physicians refused to. express an
opinion on the chances of his recovery
until 24 hours has elapsed. His condition
is rendered more dangerous than it 'would
otherwise be by his advanced age. He was
90 years old on the 8th of last March, and
on the 9th of last -May was attbckecLby a
hemorrhage, which many of his friends
thought at the time, presaged very serious
consequences, though the General himself
spoke very lightly of his illness, saying that
it was of no consequence.
Wayne MacVeagh, his son-in-law, in an
interview this evening, stated the General's
present condition was anticipated and is a
culmination of the attack of five weeks ago.
He has taken very little sustenance since
yesterday morning, and the end is antici
pated ere morning. It is doubtful whether
he was able to recognize anybody to-day.
His whole right side is paralyzed, and his
tsngue also, preventing speech. Ex-Attorney
General McVeagh and wife, and Mrs.
Haldeman, daughter of the General; James
Cameron, son of Senator Cameron, and
Simon B., his grandson, are present, also,
his physicians, Dr. Durnott, of Harrisburg,
and Dr. Bacbman. A cable dispatch has
been sent to Senator Don Cameron, who is
now in Europe with his wife and child.
A Press dispatch says: Ex-Attorney
General Wayne MacVeagh has just ex
pressed the opinion that General Cameron
will die before morning.
At 1:20 a. M. it was reported that the doc
tors have expressed the opinion that Gen
eral Cameron .may survive another day.
There is no appreciable change in his con
dition. DIED FROM HEDEOfHOBIA.
A Boy Succumbs to the Dreud Diseaso After
Long Island City, L. I., June 21.
Frank Miller, 11 years of age, son of George
Miller, a cigarmaker living at 94 Beebe
avenue, Dutchkills, died this morning of
hydrophobia. The boy was bitten nine
weeks ago by a rabid dog owned by Michael
O'Conuer. The boy was playing with other
children when the dog, a large Scotch collie,
which bad broken its chain, attacked him,
biting the, flesh ot the third finger of his
Dr. Little cauterized and dressed the
wound, and nothing further was thought
ot it until lour weens ago when the boy had
a fit, during which he frothed at the mouth
and showed a great aversion to water. He
had frequent fits afterward, and the symp
toms of hydrophobia became more pro
nounced. He had fits every! day since
Monday, and this mornsng while in one he
died in the arms oi a neighbor.
FLEECED OF HIS MONET.
Serions Charge Brought by a Preacher
Against a Llsbtnlne Calculator.
rSFECTAL TELEGIIAM TO TBE DISPATCH. 1
New Yoke, June 21. John B. Dean,
who formerly traveled around the country
as a "lightning calculator," was put on
trial to-day in tbe General Sessions, upon an
indictment charging him with obtaining
$900 by false pretenses from the Rev. George
H. Chappel, an elderly Western minister.
Mr. Chappel testified that he met Dean at
Dean's office,60 Wall street ia January last,
in answer to an advertisement from Dean
for a partner in business with 81,000 capital.
He was inveigled into a game of cards by
Dean and a couple of iriends, and fleeced of
A DEFENSE OF EGAN.
The Governor ot Nebraska Makes an At
tack on Bis Enemies.
LIncoln, Neb., June 2L Governor
Thayer, npon receiving a repfuest from the
Bntish-American Association, of Boston,
that he, assist in securing thefrecall of Min
ister Egau from Chili, wrote, fa letter rebuk-
ibg that organization sharply for attempt
ing to blacken the name of Mr. Esan. The
Governor, defended the Minister warmly.
and is very ibitfer in bis denunciation of
the course of the association,
A CHANCE FOEBiaiH
Haytian Soldiers Fire, Upon Peace
able American .Vessel.
M0 WORD OP WARNING WAS GIJEN
The Captain' Has a Harrow Escape From
the Flying Bullets.
AN APPEAL FOP P.-.O.IESS UNHEEDED.'
4 r - a
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The Facts in the U- to be laid Before the Beers'
U ! ritate.' - " ""
An American vesieTnas ' been fired" onoy
Haytian soldiers. -There was no warning
given before the bullets began to fly thick
and fast around the heads of the unsuspect
ing crew. The fire was not returned, but
satisfaction was -demanded from the au
thorities. The soldiers' were placed under
arrest, but soon afterward released without
punishment . The facts in the rase will be
laid before Secretary Blaine, -nd an effort
made to obtain redress.
New Bepfobd, Mass.. Juj 21. It
has been a long tittle since this port has had
a real live sensation-brought back.by.arcr
turning ship,' but ifcame to thefront tWlay!
The schooner Bal'tip, of ProvinjfelownCfip3
tain Joseph $Uherl?ujfcj$&i3iex&. Jqday,
from ap AtlanUqwJial'n'gXvoyaie "-T
Captain Fishethad'ttt thrilling' experience
last May whllefaVSamariaeSaftiSari Dfr
mingo, where He 'put'In far watenHe ha'i
previoustoviilted th"e"b'ay"'(oh"F,ebrnary 6),
and was'b"o"irdedi'by-thfOfficriof''thef port.
a fleneMiT fwlwiWlniil nn fmftr? with nlilfpr
. J MO, ..WARNING; ai7EN5 ri.i tt
'Captain'Fisner Said he wdrgoing1 whallhgj
that eyening('fivp,oliier,iunder command
of an ofijcer.icamejdowni? the beach and
fired 10 or;15 shots iaf the.' schooner.i -The
soldiers'" were 'a'rlnd,Syilh'goo'd, American
rifles. "-''-1 "J ' "- ' fc J " "
"Vtien tbney,begn'ij .fir?ng CaptMaTjFisW
was 'with .the'officers.-.and all hands exceDt
the stewardrwere o&rdeok. "The , 'first shot
passed obputi afrfdt'i'abnfe' tbe'Capfaln's
head. The, "riext two 'shits went among the
crew standing on the windlass bits, passing
close to two seamen. With the-bullets flying
about, the captain bad 'no opportunity 'to
show tne'AmeHcan W.?T& )
The soldlerS cohtlriueorTfring. and Cap
tain Frsber"brderea all " hands below and
went dawnrhimself.. When i the-soldiers
found no one on deck they fired into the
vessel, hitting the copper cooler' near the
foremast It- was co Mte when-tho firing
stopped, that Captai Fisher-''dld not dare
fo ashore for' fear he would1 'be shot 'in tho
ark. " T- "--
The next day he demanded an explana
tion. The officials gave him no satisfatory
answer, saying they thought the vessel was
a Spanish smuggler. As Spanish vessels
thereabouts carry no boati on the side.
Captain Fisher resolved to seek higher
authority. Accordingly, on May 16, he
went to Crndiua. eipht miles to tha west.
wWd, and sought an interview with Gen
eral Pappoo, who ordered a boat and went
down that evening with police officials.
After visiting tbe schooner be bad the five
soldiers arrested. They were arraigned and
tried, but three days after General Pappoo
released them, giving as his reason to Cap
tain Fisher that he found they did not kill
anyone. This is a lack of discipline among
the military and the Americans attribute
the attack to liquor.
A complaint against the Haytian Gov
ernment will be sent to Secretary Blaine by
Captain Fisher.. Tbe men who did this fir
ing were Haytians.
PAYING TAXES FOE T0TEES.
Leaders of Both Parties Anxious to Abolish
IPEOM A STAFF COBEESFOKDE3JT.
Philadelphia, June 21. Now that the
voters of the State have decide'd against the
abolition of the poll tax the political
leaders, both Republican and Democrats,
have individually and collectively made up
their minds that they have on their hands
one of those desperate cases that require a
desperate remedy. As a result, the political
organizations are considering, a proposition
to, come to an agreement to hereafter pay
taxes for no voter. The evil has become a
great one in Philadelphia. The Democrats
polled 93,000 votes in this city last year.
The city committee paid 80,000 poll taxes.
Apparently only 13,000 Democrats paid
taxes in the city. More than this number,
however, actually paid their tax.
One trouble is that in the return of names
to the city committees there are many
duplications, and a man's taxes are some
times paid more than once, thereby increas
ing the burden, on tbe political organiza
tions. To prevent such duplications a
small army of clerks would be needed to
compare the lists sent in. The political
leaders here did their best to remedy the
evil by rolling up a big majority for the
abolition of the tax, but failing in this,
they are now trying to reach an agreement
to effect a cure by throwing on each voter
his own rightful burden. Simpson.
ELOPED WITH AN AGENT.
Pretty Ella Bceve Bans Away With a Dash.
Ins; Theatrical Man.
FECIAL TEUEQBAU TO TBI DI8PATCII.1
Elizabeth, N. J., June 21. Ella
Reeve, aged 17, has eloped with J. S. Hoff
man, the advance agent of Arthur Rehan's
Dramatic Company. The girl, who ws
noted for her good looks, made the acquaint
ance of Hoffman during a recent engage
ment of tbe company here, and he has kept
up a correspondence with her since. He
came to Elizabeth on Wednesday and that
night the girl disappeared.
The police , were notified. They have
traced the couple to Philadelphia, where
they are stopping at a hotel. The girl's
parents are determined to regain their
daughter and punish, if possible, tbe man
who enticed her away, and have engaged a
lawyer to follow the pair to their abiding
MES. HATES PE0STBATED.
Former Lady of tho White House
Stricken Down by Paralysis.
Cleveland, June 21. Mrs. Hayes, the
wife of ex-President Hayes, was stricken
with apoplexy this afternoon ather-home
in Fremont, and at 9 o'clock this evening
she was unconscious. The attack came be
tween 3 and 4 o'clock this afternoon while
Mrs. Hayes was sitting in her room sewing.
Paralysis of the right side resulted, render
ing her speechless. Medical help was at
once summoned, but.all efforts to restore the
lady to consciousness have thus far failed.
G'eneral Hayes was on his way home from
Columbus, and it was 5 o'clock when be ar
rived in Fremont Mrs. Hayes' sons, Bur
chard and Webb, have been summoned
from Toledo and Cleveland; their respect-
""ijty;. On HlJ?,."s;phoonerj again
iiuicuawa ftHarcriuif imuvb. - A.h.u.-u juiuvjw
, STABVIWJO DEATH.
Thousands of Men, 5Women. and Children
Famine Stricken Tho Henrtjessness
of a Corporation FaHy Ex-
jJtSrXcjrAE mSQHAU TO tni pISrATCK
Bsaidwood, III., Jnne 21. Hundreds
of children lyent supperless to bed to-night.
Three thousand people are threatened with
actual starvation". Braidwoqd- is starving
(b "death.' This is not written of some famine-
stricken hamlet in "India, or rack-renteq
village in Ireland. Were it not for tha fact
thaf in "scores of-little gardens the early
Vegetables, have partly, matured, many a
huinan'belng'wo'old.have died from starva
tionibefore' this.; .One (family, .consisting of
a -father; mdther and eight ichiWen, have
livedor three days on potatoes, and lettuce.
For'15 years this- man worked for the
Chicago, Wilmington 'and Vermillion ,Coal
Braidwoodis owned by this corporation.
A. L. Swetfof Chicago, is President, and
Mayor F. B. Corey W tbe Superintendent
Ytors ago tha company sank ,its first shaft
and started on a career which has resulted
in its obtaining a, practical monopoly over
the coal fields of 'this" section of the "State.
As the company, grew inwealtb it decreased
the wages' of it employes. In' 1870 the
miners here were paid trom $5 to $7a day.
That prlee'has', steadily',decreased,lyear by
year.. Ir1877thef mfuers'made.an ".unsuc
cessful attempt to resist further reduction of.
their wages. After a strnggleunmarked by
violence they were defeated. Two -years
laterV the scale was again jenr?,,r'crrrMayl
1888, th6 compaTry-fixentheTcnle aj 80 cents
a ton forliggingVand )5 ejnis.fjr making
tlicroad, a reduction-Aver 300 per cent from
the.wage.ol,lq70r tme.-.l rW .' siTT
The, taxyatj on ,ppntJ4idleeBa reached,
the men accepted the terms because, they
had'W'ndL'thrtm?nfe,ye Overran, with
men. Every strike had been'tlm'sTgnaf for
the-iriportatiorrSf TttlJan-, indhundredsof
miner's" Wagei'did-dot each f&'tt raontbVH'
was" expected itbat he' 'hoiildspehd at least'
$10 of this sum at thestoreevery'ln'onthj--
Xn'MajV 1' fast 'the company1 cut the'scale
to-Tcentsra'tori. The miner held i 'meeting
and' decided to strike. They;-reasoned''that
it! was "a"r ease of starvation rariyw8Tj arid
phllosdnhically declarea'theirpfefe'rence to
starva'tlo'n-'and Idleness father than Starrs'
lIoa'andworfc.'--Thd-co"m"p,an'TV through nti
starve-. The5pWplen'rB now1 starving. The
streetfftfday- were filfe wfttf haUfamlihed
children and adults. The spectacle is all
r.3j -" vf, t-ajr -a-
The Connecticut Bubber Company Winding
I 3,i .TJp.Jt,One Year Business.
ISFZCIAL TEIJCOBAM TO THX DISPATCH.! '
c INoewich; ConStI, June" 2L The stock;
holders of the Connecticut Robber Company:
of thls'tlty, rnif this week and passed' 'reso
lutions to wfndiip its affairs and distribute
its', capital stock after the payment, of jts
indebtedness--among'its stockholders,; The
ConnectioufcCoap'any'ls less ,than:, a year
old, and., its story correspondingly 'brlefi
Last year'agerita representing a rubber com
pany o 'Waterburycama'to enlist Norwich
capital in a new company (to be formed out
of theold)a,'thiS't cityli-Theprbpositiari
was tihafcKorwich capitalists -raise $30,000
and take a two-Jhirds inferest.jlnthe -pew
business."-,,' ,' - V-T 1
The 'Norwich capital was ,'sopn paid in,
the buildings were all erected and the bnsi
ness had already been'., begun before tbe
Norwich shareholders suspected that all was
not right Finally it became apparent that
the 530,000 had not been applied to the erec-tidn-of
iU bu'lidlnzitf But'-55,000 of "the
$30,000 sent to Treasurer Williams has thus
far been accounted fr.
Two Sentenced to-the Penitentiary and One
Respited From the Gallows.
ISFZCIAI. TEL EQ RAM TO THS DISrATCB.J
Watnesbtjeg. Pa., June f 21. The
Court sentenced George and Emory Mason,
.who pleaded guilty, to the charge of killing
Corporal E. Y. John, to ten and three years
in the penitentiary respectively. A few
months ago John disappeared and bis bqdy
was found in Ten Mile creek. He was
known to have been drinking at the Mason
house on the night he disappeared, and it is
generally believed that he was killed in a
drunken fight, although the fact of conceal
ing his body makes it possible by law to
convict of murder in tbe first degree.
Evidence was heard by the Court to de
termine the grade of the crime, and they
were pronounced guilty of murder in the
second degree, when the above sentence was
George Clark, who was to have been exe
cuted June 25, has had his sentence respited
by the Governor, pending tbe decision of the
Pardon Board, until October 23.
EIGHT MILLIONS IN CASH.
The Nice Little Sum Divided Anions; Several
rSPECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE D1SPATCH.1
New Soek, June 21. G. G. Williams
and J. T. Lockman, representing the heirs
of Joshua Jones, the old bachelor who died
in the New York Hotel March 23, 1888,
leaving nearly $8,000,000 to be divided
among his relatives, applied through their
counsel to tbe Surrogate to-day to have
their account settled and allowed. The ac
count filed by them, covering one page,
shows that the entire estate has been con
verted Into cash and the greater part dis
tributed to the 36 heirs within a year. The
heirs are cited to attend a final settlement
on July 11.
The estate amounts to 7,840,000, of whjch
about a sixth remains to be distributed.
The collected legacy tax paid to the Con
troller amounted to 5284,937 66. Some of
Mr. Jones' heirs never beard of him until
thev got his bequests, and bis nearest heirs
were first cousins.
A CONTEST .FOB BIG MONEY.
President Fitzgerald, of the Irish National
Iieagne, Involved In a Salt.
Omaha, June 21. A hot legal battle
involving 5000,000 is being fought in tbe
United States Circuit Court here, in which
John Fitzgerald, President of the Irish
National League, is plaintiff and Fitz-gerald-Maloney
Construction Company and
Missouri Pacific road are the defendants.
Fitzgerald was General Manager of the con
struction company, and conducted the
building of something like 100 miles of new
road in Wisconsin, for which he claims
never to have received any compensation.
One of the points raised is that, while
renrescnting itself as being financially em
barrassed and compelled to borrow money in
order to complete the contract, the directors
of the company held a meeting and voted, to
declare themselves a dividend. The trial
will probably last several days.
A Slorderer Elected to Office.
rSFXCIAI. TELIORAM TO THX CISFATCB.J
Chableston, S. C, June 21. Some
comment was caused here to-day by the an
nouncement that T. B. McDow, the murder
er of the late Captain F. W. Dawson, has
been elected surgeon of the Lafayette Artil
lery, a local military" organization. Mc
Dow is to be tried on Monday for his life.
LIVING ABROAD SMrr
can prices U dUcuued in to-morrovft DIS
PATCH by Blately Ball, who writes rom Zon-don.
uiuap-crunuuciiei.-"'unje33'iueru is xieip ft
bread-riot earinqt bo1 suppressed.', "3
ft . 'ii. j k. 1' r ,
At the Branoli Offices of THo
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THREE GENTS r '
Anti0nta Lively .OonnV
. Xl. 1t 1JASAI-
Ltje Time Was Given for tjie Escapeof
" ' " the Onfortmiates ' " - " ?
FIBEWQSKS LOOSE IK ALL DIBICTIONS
k large Establishment for Their Ba&nfactnre !
A fireworks establishment in Boston
burned last evening. Three persons were
killel so far as known,, three others were
fatally injured, and still others are believed
to be missing. Tbe fames spread so sud
denly as to cutjoff all escape. The noise of
thexplodingj fireworks sonndedlike that
of a battle. f
''Boston, June 21S-A disastrous fire;
accompanied by 'serious loss of lite, occurred
early' this 'evening in thefireworks estab'
Hihment of HeyerBrothew, at Summer
and 'Hawley streets. '-Three dead bodies
have been taken-from 'the ruins,- and three
tftheri received Injuries' which will prob
ably result fatally. It is feared that there
may be more victims' among the debris.
The? building, which was a four-story brick
structure, was occupied on the ground floor
by O. Ft Browning, milliners, and on the'
threVupper'floors by Heysr Brothers, deal
erin fancy goods and fireworks.
Shortly after, 5 o'clock, while a salesman
waswaiting upon a customer on-the second
floor, he saw a flash nmong some fireworks
behind one of th counters, unaccompanied,
however by any explosion.
J r XOJClflB 'rIO ESCAPE.
r He ran for water; at the same time giving
the alarm. Tbe'flames shot with almost in
credible rapidity; cutting off the escape "of
severalof the men in the Upper stories, and
In five minutes the dense smoke and almost
incessant discharge of fireworks ot different
kinds 'made id the building 'a perfect pande
monium lbfthose confined within its walls.
Edward Heyer,' one of the firm, ran to the
stairs suddting- fire.
He then turned back to lock the safe, but
feund the way choked with smoke,- He'
groped his way to the window and man
aged to climb' to an adjoining building un
hurt Albert Gage, aged 20, who was em
ployed in the third story, hung from a win-
dow until he was obliged to release his hold,'
then fell to the ground, stn cleg two awn
ings in his descent, breaking his back. He
will probably die Charles F Callahan and
Thomas Paine, iho were working Ch tbe
fourth floor, jumped from a window in their
fright Paine was Jciilsd, while Callahan's
Injuries are fatal.
SOME OF THK TICTI31S,
William Brenenstnlil, nn the second floor,
lost his way and roiled ilown the stairs and
was picked np badly injure 1. He is also
burned internally by smoke and it is feared
that 'he -cannot live. A l-odv which was
taken from the building was recognized as
Samuel Cordy one ot tbe oldest employes ot
Another bodyr'that of a boy, was taken to
the morgue, where it has not yet been identi
fied. It is charred and bnrned so badly that
identification will be difficult This com
pletes the casualties so far as known at
present A large portion of the $100,000
stock is ruined, bnt is well insured.
Daringthe fire the discharge of fireworks
sounded as if a hard fought battle was in
progress, and for nearly two hours was
heard the rattle of small musketry, inter
spersed at frequent intervals with tbe heav
ier reports of the larger pieces, while sparks
and an occasional rocket would shoot from
the windows. These explosions created
great consternation among the spectators.
The cause of the fire is a mystery.
THE TUENER EESTIYAL.
Delegates From All Directions Are Gather
lug at Cincinnati Johnstown Has
Ten Representatives Great
Preparations For tbe
Cincinnati, June 21. Turners are ar
riving to take part in the twenty-fifth fes
tival of the North American Turn Bund,
which begins here to-morrow. To-morrow
the day will be taken up with preliminary
business, such as enrollment of members, se
curing and fitting up headquarters and the
like. To-morrow night at Music Hall there
will be addresses of welcome by Colonel Tafel,
Chief of the Cincinnati Sezierk, and by
Mayor Mosby, also a musical programme.
After tbe close of the meeting, the 1,600
Turners that have listed for athletic exer
cises will march to the campus of the Order
of Cincinnatus, where they will be quartered
in 250 large tents in a camp already laid
out, and there they will live, eat and sleep
during the three remaining days of the
festival. On Sunday morning early, tha
atbletio exercises will begin at the campus.
Tbere will be more competitions than
ever before between societies. It Is esti
mated that over 3,000 members of theTurner
societies, in addition to the 1,600 athletes,
will be here, and that all these with their
wives, families and accompanying friends,
will make an attendance of from 12,000 to
15,000 visitors to the city.
The work of decoration is already going
on. The advance guard of Turners have
arrived from all over the Pacific coast from
the Rocky Mountain States and Territories
and from nearly every Western, Northeast
ern and Southern State. Devastated Johns
town Is represented by ten delegates. Every
condition is present for a successful festival,
AN ILLICIT DISTILLEE
Was Bapldly Growing Rich In the
ulountnlns Near Franklin.
ISFXCTAI. TltlOBAJI TO TOTt'DlSPATCH.!
Feankxin, June 21. This morning
Deputy Collector J. L. Williamson, of
Erie, arrested John Swoger, of Stoneboro,
for "moonshinmg," he having been run
ning an illicit distillery on the hills back of
that place. The distillery was located in
the old log hut and had a capacity of sev
eral barrels a week. A quantity" of the
stuff was found, and is pronounced by com
petent judges to be of an excellent quality.
Swoger has been running the distillery for
a number of yeara and has grown rich in tha
He disposed of the liquor to Pittsburg
parties and peddled it out to miners and
farmers in small quantities, and it was
through one of the latter that the secret dis
tillery was discovered. Swoger was taken
to Erie jail to await trial. Berwick Swoger,
a partner in the business, escaped arrest by
BED NOSE HIKE MUST SWING.
The Governor Refutes to Postpone His Exe
cution from Next Tuesday.
Wilkesbabee, June 21. Gover
Beaver to-day notified the Sheriff here
he would not interfere in the case of
Nose Jlike." The murderer will t
hang on Tuesday. His aged mot
visited Harrisburg to beg for
brought the sad news to be
fainted in the jail corridor wh'
the news to him.
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