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PITTSBURG, -WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1889.
LESS TALKING DONE,
For Fear of Attempted Inter
ference by Officers of
NOBODY'S SAYING A WORD.
The Great Fight Expected to Come
Off According to Programme.
BOTH IN THEIR BEST CONDITION.
Snlllran Looking so Much Better That tlio
Oddsln His Furor Are Slightly Increased,
Even at Kilrain's Home Fair Piny As
suredThe Telegraphic Outlook Poor
Hundreds of Sport Arrive at New Or
leans From All Farts of the Coontry
Sulliran Reaches Cincinnati Kilrain to
Start From Doltimore To-Day Sullivan
Says lie is Fine ns Silk and Touch as
Whalebone Alabama Forbids the Fight.
Less talk than usual is being indulged in
by the sporting men now gathered in New
Orleans, every one of whom is anxious to
learn the exact spot fixed upon for the fight,
and all of them are afraid the Governors of
the States nearest the proposed battlefield
will be spurred on to take further steps to
stop the mill. Kilrain and Sullivan are
both reported in excellent condition, with
the betting odds a little in favor of Sullivan
I SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Kew Orleans, July 2. The sporting
men here are talking less than usnal to-day
about the approaching fight. They are in
clined to think that the too free discussion
of details in the papers here of late stirred
up the Governors and brought down the
two unlucky proclamations. They do not
care for any more setbacks of this kind and
are therefore disposed to be more secretive.
At the same time they assert that Governor
Lowry's proclamation will not hurt them in
"There are four States within the 200
miles limit of New Orleans prescribed in
the agreement," said Bud Benaud, the
manager of the affair, to-day, "and the site
can be changed at any moment by
mutual consent, and will be changed if any
interierence is threatened."
Conthlent. bat Not Talkative
Messrs. Stevenson, Harding and Burnett,
the representatives here of Kilrain and Sul
livan, respectively, have little to say about
the Governor's proclamations, but are
equally confident that the fight can and will
take place without interference of any kind.
These gentlemen took a run over the grounds
to-day, spending the greater part of the
night there. They returned to-night, look
ing smiling and apparently perfectly satis
fied that the selection was a good one, and
that interference is improbable.
The fact that a large building, capable of
seating several thousand people, is going
up quietly and secretly in the neighborhood
of Abita Springs, has revived the story
circulated some days ago, that the fight is
to come off near that watering place. The
chief defect about it is its nearness to the
county seat of Justice, Covingtou.
Coming From Etery Direction.
A party of Kansas City sports dropped in
town to-day, and will stay for the night.
Several New Yorkers, including a number
of journalists, are expected to-night Tele
grams are pouring in plenteously an
nouncing the departure of'parties bound
here or soon to start for New Orleans.
Parson Davies, of Chicago, telegraphs
that he will be here with a
big delegation from the Lake City,
including Peter Jackson. Colonel Andrews,
of San Francisco, has sent ahead for rooms,
as he is determined to see the fight J. H.
McNamara, of Norwalk, Conn., has secured
accommodations for 12 persons for that time,
while Captain Eeber, of Natchez, took one
of the club cars to-day for a party of SO
gentlemen who are coming down the river
the day before the fight And so it is from a
score of points.
Bad fo the Afternoon Papers.
The telegraphic outlook is decidedly bad.
particularly for the afternoon capers. There
is but one wire on the Cast Louisiana Bail
road, and the papers will have to fight for
that Mr. Alleyn, the "Western Union
manager here, has been endeavoring to get
a tip so as to improve the service, but he
will have little chance and time for it
Kilrain has gained some friends here of
late, who are talking for him quite actively,
but not betting on him, and the odds of 10
to 8 on Sullivan are not yet taken. The talk
that has recently sprung up of a row at the
ring between the seconds is attributed to
Kilrain's backers, in order to give the im
pression that Sullivan is to win the fight at
all hazards. A party of men will go from
New Orleans to see fair play, and prevent
Sullivan being done up except in a per
fectly legitimate way. They argue that
Sullivan has always fought squarely, and is
entitled to a fair deal, and they think that
the crowd present will not be one to tolei
ate any trickery.
MUST NOT TRT ALABAMA.
Another Governor Takes Steps to Prevent
the Great Fight.
Mobile, Ala., July 2. Sheriff Holcome
received the lollowing this morning from
the Governor of Alabama:
Birmingham, Ala., July 2.
Sheriff of Mobile county:
Do not let the prizo fight come off in Mobile
county. It is a felony. Take such precautions
as seem necessary to prevent or punish. I will
pay any extra expense. Thomas Zeat.
The Sheriff said he would take all pos
sible precaution to prevent the fieht taking
place in this county. The Sheriff and his
chief deputy. Captain Dick Poper, have a
high reputation for efficiency, and it is
safe to say they will not allow a prize fight
" to take place in Mobile county. On July 8
the Sheriff, his chier deputy, and such
"others as may be deemed necessarv, will be
ifit the Mississippi State line, and should the
v train bearing the fighters come this way, it
, is said that it will be stopped, even if the
1 track has to be blockaded, ond the Sheriff
'i""l.W party will board it and stay there
Entilthe train gets beyond their jurisdic
tion. 'Xbe penalty for principals in a prize fight J
in this State is not less than one or more
than three years in the penitentiary. There
is nothing on the statutes concerning sec
onds or spectators.
AS TINEAS SILK.
Sullivan Interviewed la Cincinnati He Says
He's All Right A Day Spent la
the Gymnasium Betting
In His Favor.
Cincinnati, July 2. Just as Sullivan
was entering the carriage which awaited
him on his arrival at the depot in this city
this afternoon, a reporter stepped up to him
"How are you, John?"
"As fine as silk and as tough as whale
bone," answered Sullivan, in a muffled
voice. "You must not talk to me. I am
"How long will you remain in Cincin
nati?" "I don't know," said one of the party.
"It depends altogether on circumstances."
Soon after his arrival, at the Burnet
House, Sullivan sat down to a comfortable
dinner, nt which he refused to be disturbed.
He is very careful with his diet Later,
Mike Cleary, one pf his trainers, was inter
viewed. He said:
We bad a qmet trip. We left Belfast at 3.13
p. M., Monday, arrived at Rochester at 9.30 P.
jr.. and reached this city at 1:54 p. x. to-day.
Our party is quite a large one. There's Charles
Johnson, of Brooklyn, and James Wakelv. of
New York, who are Sullivan's backers, Aiul
doon, hi trainer; Phil Lynch, Barney McGuire,
James Flannagao. L. Tracy and Mike Welch,
of Syracuse; P. J. Donahue, of New York;
Dan Murphy, of Boston, and others. Sullivan
is in first-class condition and will win the fight
Among the sporting fraternity of this
city opinion is almost equally divided as to
the respective merits of the two men, and
many of them are of the opinion that the
affair will be no genuine fight There is
very little betting, as a number of
Sullivan's friends are afraid to back
him, because ot his broken arm. They say,
however, that Kilrain will not stand up
against him for six rounds unless his broken
arm should fail htm. On the other hand,
Kilrain's friends believe that he can best
Sullivan, provided the fight is not a hippo
drome. A large number of men from this
city will leave the town on the same train
with Sullivan to-morrow, when he expects
John certainly looks well a hundred per
cent better than when he was here about a
month ago. There is not a particle of su
perfluous flesh about him. He was dressed
in a light flannel shirt and licht hay-colored
woolen sack coat and pants, and wore a
white narrow-brimmed straw hat Bis gen
eral appearance indicates that he is .
IN THE BEST OP HEALTH,
and the chances seem strongly in his favor.
John himself is confident of the victory if
the fight is fairly conducted, and it is evi
dent that he will make it a hard fight for
When he came out of the gymnasium, at
about 7:30 this evening, attcr spending
three hours there in exercise, Sullivan im
mediately entered a closed carriage, and,
accompanied only by his trainer, Muldoon,
was driven to the Burnet House. An ex
cited crowd followed him to the hotel and
thronged around the carriage, eager to
catch a glimpse of the champion. He en
tered the Burnet House and went at once to
his room. About 8 o'clock there was a call
for three bottles oi ale. About the hotel
comparative quiet reigned. There were very
few in the office and corridors besides guests.
The crowd on the sidewalk lingered for
about an hour in front of the hotel, and
finally dispersed, since there seemed to be
no iurtner opportunity oi seeing buiiivan.
REPORTERS IN THE PAETV.
There are 32 in Sullivan's party. Among
those not already mentioned were: C. J.
Fitzgerald, of New York, correspondent oi
the New York 6'un and Pituburg DIS
PATCH, J. Foley, of Boston; W.V. Malloy,
of New York; J. J Broderick, of Ne"w
York; F. Moran, of Bridgeport, Conn.; John
B. McCormack, of New York; Joe Coburn,
of New York; Thomas Kilkenny and J. M.
Farrel, of Bochester.
Sullivan's special car in which he travels
is furnished with a view to the convenience
and comfort of its occupant A bath tub
with shower bath attachment occupies al
most a whole side or the car; a striking bag
hangs suspended from the ceiling, and
about the room are scattered dumb-bells
and other paraphernalia.
Mr. Johnson, sporting editor of the Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette, who spent some
time with Sullivan at his training grounds
about ten davs ago, and who will accom
pany him in the morning, was with him
most of this afternoon. Mr. Johnson says
that the special train will leave the Grand
Central depot at 7 o'clock to-morrow
morning for New Orleans, on the Queen
and Crescent route. They expect to arrive
at their destination at 1 o'clock Thursday.
At 9 o'clock to-night Sullivan retired.
Lite this evening there was little disposi
tion to increase the betting, although the
odds offered in Sullivan's favor are very
KILEAIN AT TVOEK.
The Baltimore Boy Mill Keeps Up His
Training System Odds in Favor
of Snlliran at 100 to SO in
Kilrain's Own Home.
rEPSCTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Baltimore, July 2. All arrangements
for the departing of the Kilrain party have
been completed, and it is now certain that
they will leave to-morrow afternoon some
time, but the hour has not been
definitely settled. Kilrain kept up his
work to-day. Mitchell remained with
him until this afternoon, when he came in
to meet Pony Moore. The latter arrived in
the city at 6:30 o'clock, and was at once
taken to Kilrain's house, where he re
mained for a time, and was then driven out
to the training quarters, together with
Mrs. Kilrain and Mrs. Mitchell. The
meeting between the Englishman and Kil
rain was very cordial, and after greetings
had been exchanged, Pony looked Jake over.
He said he was more than pleased with
his condition. Said he: "If Sullivan
gets away with you he must be even a
better man than he has been made out to
me. You are in as perfect trim as you can
possibly reach, and barring any mishap I
cannot see how you can lose the fight"
Pony Moore, with Mitchell, spent a good
while at the track in talking to Kilrain,
who said he felt first class, and hoped that
the trip would not interfere with his seneral
health. "All I ask," said he, "is fair play,
and if Sullivan is the better man there is no
one who will more quickly acknowledge it
than I. But I propose to put him "to the
During the afternoon a cablegram was re
ceived from Bichard K. Fox, directed to
Jake Kilrain. It reads:
I wish j on good luck. You are a sure win
ner. Give my retards to Mitchell and Dono
van. Am waiting to hear the result
The message was received at the house
in the city, and at once telephoned to the
track. Notwithstanding the threatening
weather there was a big crowd at Halstead's
to-day, including a number ot local sports,
who were anxious to get a loot at
Jake and inform themselves as to his
condition. They have been backward in
placing their money on the Baltimore man
because ot the reports of Sullivan's condi
tion. Not a fevr expressed themselves sat
isfied with Kilrain, and as a result of their
visit some money was placed to-nizht The
odds were in favor of Sullivan at the rate of
100 to 80.
The party leaving here to-morrow- will
not be large, nor will there be a special
train, as was at first intended. Qnite a
numlierof changes were made in the last
fer days, and it is not unlikely that the
plans will be again upset before leaving.
The New York end has been very dilatory.
Should Kilrain wait until the Police Gazette
special train goes through he fears it will be
too late. Thus matters now stand.
SULLIYAN PEOPLE CONFIDENT.
They Declare They Don't Care Who Is
Selected as the Referee.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Cincinnati, July 2. The Sullivan
people are so confident that their man will
win that they are willing to make almost
any concessions in the selection of referee.
"We will accept any fair man, northerner
or southerner, that may be proposed," said
Johnston to-day. "We will even take Bud
Benaud, who is friendly to Kilrain and his
Mike Cleary and Arthur Chambers, as
predicted in yesterday's Dispatch, will be
A KNOCK AT THE DOOR
Which Proved to be the Preliminary Move
inn Brutal Outrage A Doctor As
saulted and Robbed In His
Residence His Inju
ries May Prove
rsrrciAL telegram to the dispatch.!
Greensburo, July 2. The quiet town
oi Pleasant Unity, six miles south of here,
was the scene of an atrocious outrage at an
early hour this morning. The victim was
Dr. L. T. Smith, a physician of high stand
ing and a citizen of excellent repute in that
community. Between 2 and 3 o'clock the
doctor was aroused by a loud rapping at
his door, and upon arising was told by the
person at the door that he wanted a tooth
pulled. The unsuspecting doctor with
characteristic cheerfulness poceeded to com
ply with the request
But.no sooner had he opened the door to
admit his pretended patient than he was
confronted by three other men all thorough
ly masked, who with drawn revolvers de
manded that he hand over to them all his
money. Protestations and resistance were
alike in vain. He was instantly knocked
down and beaten in a most fiendish and in
human manner and left for dead, after
which the desperadoes, overpowering the
other inmates of the household, proceeded
to ransack the premises at their leisure.
Between $100 and $500 was obtained by
the desperadoes when they disappeared in
the darkness. The alarm was given as soon
as they departed, and scores of determined
men hastily started upon the trail of the
robbers, but up to a late hour
to-night the pursuit has proved futile. Dr.
Smith is in an exceedingly critical condi
tion and his injuries may prove fatal.
ENGLAND NOT AN UMPIRE.
An Official Denial In Relation to a Provision
of the Samoau Treaty.
London, July 2. In the House this
evening Sir James Fergusson, Parliamen
tary Secretary to the Foreign Office, in an
swer to an inquiry, stated that the new
treaty between Japan and Mexico had not
yet been ratified. The treaty between the
United States and Japan, which was
signed on February 20, would go
into eflect on February 11, 1890. The
Government, he said, would shortly
begin negotiations with Japan with the ob
ject of securing for England equal privi
leges with all other countries. In relation
to the treaty agreed upon by the Samoan
conference at Berlin.he said it would not
be prober to divulge any of its nrovisions
until it had been ratified by the United
States Senate. The statement, however,
that England had agreed to retire from the
position as one of the three protecting
powers at Samoa, and act only as umpire
between the United States and Germany
The Speaker read messages from the
Queen, commending to the House the
grantinc of an extra provision to Prince
Albert Victor, of "Wales, and Princess Vic
toria, ot Prussia, on the occasion of their
marriages. Mr. Smith, the Government
leader, intimated that he would call up the
messages for consideration on Thursday.
Mr. Labouchere gave notice that he would
oppose any votes of money for the Prince
and Princess if they were proposed before a
commission on royal grants was appointed.
A WATER SP0DT AT ALT00NA.
Railroad Communication Again Cat Off and
a Reservoir in Great Danger.
Altoona, July 2. A water spout broke
over this city at about 10 o'clock to-night,
doing great damage. The rain is coming
down in torrents, overflowing the streets
and bursting sewers. Reports
from South Fork are that the
great viaduct is in danger, and no trains
from the west have come in since 6 o'clock.
The Juniata is rising beyond bounds at
Tyrone. Kittanning Point reservoir, this
city's water supply, is expected to break,
as the water is pouring over its banks like a
Should it go the city's loss will be $100,
000. The damage by the water-spout is
widespread. Mrs. H. L. Nicholson,
wife of the Pennsylvania ticket
agent, was struck "by lightning
and is not expected to recover. The
Pennsylvania acent at Hollidaysburg, A.
M. Hall, with his wife and child, were
ionnd unconscious in their home from the
effect of a stroke.
LIGHTNING IN DAKOTA.
AScboolhouse Badly Damaged and a Team
of norses Killed.
Hope, Dak., July 2. An excessively
hot wind prevailed yesterday, culminating
about 4 o'clock in a thunder and hail
storm, during which the Hope schoolhouse
was struck by lightning, and the Masonic
Hall, in the upper part of the building,
badly damaged. George Vangulsen, living
near Hope, had a team of horses worth $400
killed by lightning.
At Sherbrook near all the glass in the
county building and in many residences
Tssis shattered. Crops in the path of the
storm were leveled. Some hailstones
measured eight inches in circumference.
The drought was broken last night by a
general rain, which still continues, doing
MRS. HARRISON'S VACATION.
She Will Spend tho Balance of the Heated
Term at Deer Park.
Washington, July 2. Mrs. Harrison
will leave here to-morrow morning by the
Baltimore and Ohio road for Deer Park,
Md., where she will remain during the
heated term. She will be accompanied by
her father, Dr. Scott, and her two graud
children. They will be joined at Deer
Park by Mrs. McKee, the President's
daughter. The President will visit them
soon after his return from Woodstock.
MARY ANN GETS A PLACE.
The Celebrated Mrs. Dougherty Is Finally
Washington, July 2. Secretary Busk
to-day appointed Mary Ann Dougherty to
the position of laborer in the seed division
of the Agricultural Department at a salary
of $1 SO a day. Mrs. Dougherty will be
remembered as the subject of one oft Presi
dent Cleveland's pension vetoes, a case that
attracted the attention of the entire country
at that time.
NOT SATISFIED TET.
The Four Judges of the Philadelphia
License Court Come
BACK AT THE SUPREME BENCH.
They Denonnce the Decision as Unpiual In
Its Tone and the
LANG CAGE AS HOST DISCOURTEOUS.
Parson's Opinions on Matters of Morals Kot to be
Accepted as Law. """"
The refused wholesale licenses in Phil a
delphia will be issued without rehearings.
The Judges have simply instructed the
clerk to inquire as to whether the security
is sufficient They have also issued a state
ment sharply criticizing the decision of the
Supreme Court The language of that doc
ument is especially denounced.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Philadelphia, July 2. Judges Fell,
Willson, Gordon and Bregy met to-doy, as
a License Court, and after a protracted con
sultation handed down an order to the
Clerk of the Court ot Quarter Sessions to
issue wholesale brewers and bottlers'
licenses to all the applicants therefore who
have not withdrawn their applications and
Bhall present themselves and request the
same to be issued. The order further gave
the Clerk authority to pass upon the
sufficiency of the securities offered.
Together with the order the judges filed a
statement in which they say, referring to
the applicants whose licenses they had re
fused, but which they order to issue under
the ruling ot the Supreme Court:
Some of these applicants were of notoriously
bad character, among them being convicts and
common drunkards, who for years had led tho
most abandoned lives. Others had violated the
laws regulating the sale of liquors while hold
ing licenses in 1S83, and maintained places of
resort that were frequented by degraded men
and women, habitual drunkards and discharged
inmates of die house of correction. Neverthe
less, as no remonstrances raising an issue as to
the moral character or habits o r sobriety of
these applicants were filed it becomes our duty,
under the ruling of the Supreme Court, to grant
all tho licenses applied for.
AN UNUSUAL OPINION.
Under ordinary ciaenmstances of a reversal
by a court of last resort we should say no more
than this. The opinion of the Chief Justice,
however, which was permitted to be filed, as
expressing the views of the entire Court, was
so unusual in tone and manner, as well as in
its reference to ourselves and our official action,
that as a matter of self-respect we feel bound
to take further notico of it In what we have
to say we shall aim to use no language which
is unbecoming as a judicial utterance, or which
is not at least courteous toward other judges to
whom we may have occasion to refer.
Wehavenogrievanco arising from the fact
that the Supreme Court has interpreted the
act of Mav 21, 1887, differently from the con
struction which we put upon it Whatever
may be onr views as to the correctness, neces
sity or consequence of their decision, we
recognize without hesitation or irritation the
function of a court of last resort intUediu
dication of ail such questions.
"We da howover, claim that we were en
titled to have a decorous and courteous consid
eration given to tho case, and that personally
we had the right to expect that no effort would
be made by our Court of Errors to discredit
either ourselves or the work which we bad
done. It is certainly a rare event that any
cause should arise for which an appellate
court should be subjected to public comment
and criticism for its offensive treatment of an
other court whose proceedings were under re
View. A DIFFICULT TASK.
We were put in charge of granting or refus
ing licenses in this county, not on our own
choice. The task is essentially delicate, diffi
cult and disagreeable. To a large degree,
while it has to be discharged by judges, it is
not judicial The Judges cite other cases de
cided by the Supreme Court and say that they
gave effect to the law with results as to which
we perhans are not yet qualified to express an
opinion except to the extent tht we have ob
serned the diminution of crime and pauperism.
We did not suppose that the same Legisla
ture which passed the restrictive retail act had
enacted a wholesale law intended to counter
act the results of the retaiL We leam also
that though it may be known to the Court ad
mitted by the petitioner or be established by
unconstrained evidence that the applicant is
not a citizen; that he is an habitual drunkard
or the most abandoned and dangerous crimi
nal, he is still entitled, as a matter of course, to
a prlvileee which is made to depend, by the
act upon citizenship, sobriety and good moral
character, unless some one has taken the in
terest and trouble to file a remonstrance that
the right depends not on the requirements
named in the act but is absolute In the ab
sence of a formal remonstrance.
In other words, that the act Itself is subor
dinate to a rule of practice. It is. moreover, to
be noticed that in the cases recently decided
by the Supreme Court tho petitions on which
we acted, and which were presumably before
the Supreme Courtwben it decided upon them,
do not aver that the petitioners were of tem
perate habits and good moral character.
ONE POINT THEY MAKE.
As to these necessary qualifications of an ap
plicant we made inquiry by evidence regularly
presented at our bar. This is said to have
been error by the higher court which decides
that we had no right to inquire as to these
qualifications because some citizen had not de
nied them bv writing filed, even though the
applicant had not venturca to aver in writing
that be possessed them.
We have tbns stated some of the many mat
ters which might he set nut. not for tbepur-H
pose ot arguinz toe points ueciuco. oy me boa
preroe court, out simpjy to suow mat, in ouv
action upon the subjects referred to, we were
not wantonly or arbitrarily forcing a novel or
unnatural coustructlon of the statute, and
therefore that there was nothing before the
Supreme Court which justified the rude and
discourteous treatment to which they sub
jected our tribunal, which ought to bavebeen
presumed to act with a disposition to discharge
its duties according to Ian.
Our return to the alternative writ of manda
mus was intentionally made frank, full and un
techmcal, in order that the higher court might
have the case fairly before It We do not pro
pose to disenss tbe criticisms which that court
passed upon it heme contain to leave them to
any skilled lawyer who will examine the ques
tion, bearing in mind that there Is no demur
rer filed alleging any insufficiency or informality
in the return.
A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION.
We did not set out the evidence which we
alleged the petition did not contain, or where
in we alleged it was misleading, for tho reason
that w e claimed as a matter of law in tbe re
turn, that we were not bound to set out tbe
evidence at all. But of this claim, which was
the main point raised in that connection, the
opinion takes no notice. That opinion contains
much which we would regret to regard as the
utterance or judgment of the court It con
tains matter entirely unessential to the proper
decision of the cause, and announces proposi
tions in morals and lojic which, being outer
dlgta. we are not obliged to accept as the law
ot this Commonwealth.
In closing this statement we desire to say
that we greatly regret that we have felt com
pelled to adopt the unusual course of taking
public notice of the action of the Supreme
Court in this connection. Bnt we hare had
unusual unprecedented provocation. We
know of no principle of ethics, professional or
judicial, which requires any Judge to be silent
when be is placed by the Judges ot eren a
higher court in a false and distorted position.
Tbe Potters Did Not Meet.
; SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBS DISPATCH. 1
Cresson Springs, Pa., July 2. A
mectine of the potters here to-night is' not
probable. .None oi them arrived to-day.
aUAY FIGHTS M'MANES.
His First Move Is to Send Son Richard as an
Ambassador to Filler The Sen
ator Will Also See
rgPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCH.l
Philadelphia, July 2. Richard M.
Quay, son of tbe junior United States Sen
ator, and the political son of his father, was
formally introduced to Mayor Fitler this
morning. The Collector of Internal Eeve
nue, custodian of the postoffice build
ing and leader of the Quay forces in
Philadelphia, David Martin, did the hon
ors. Mr. Quay, after the introduction,
said: "I was simply introduced to His Hon
or, as I had never met him before. We had
no interview, as I was with His Honor but
a few minutes."
Following the general drift of opinion,
the question was asked: "Are you going to
turn McManes down?"
Secretary of the Bepublican State Com
mittee. Frank Willing Leach, who was
with Mr. Quay at the time, joined in the'
response: "No, indeed. We have no such
intention. Such a thing is the furthest
from our thoughts." "We would never
stand that, would we, Frank?" remarked
"Indeed we would not," replied Mr.
Leach. "Does that seem to be the general
impression?" asked Mr. Quay.
He was informed that the prevailing idea
about town was that Mr. McManes was
to be driven out of politics. Whereupon Mr.
Quay and Mr. Leach emphatically ssserted
that it was all wrong. Nevertheless the
politicians, without exception, look upon
Mr. Quay's visit to Mayor Fitler as
the entering wedge to bringing the
Senator and the Mayor into closer
political communion. Mr. Bichard B.
Quay calls upon the Chief Executive and
dispenssr of local patronage this week.
United States Senator Matthew Stanley
Quay will call upon the Mayor next week.
The Mayor has no particular love for the
Senator. The Senator did not vote nor
would he ask anybody else to vote for the
nomination of the Mayor for President.
The Mayor put down the first $10,000 to se
cure the election of Harrison, and after he
did it complained that the Senator forgot
there was such an individual living. They
have not met since that time. The boys
say Senator Quay wants Mayor Fitler to
understand that he has been misrepresented,
and has always been the Mayor's true
friend. If he can convince him of this be
hopesto control all the municipal political
machinery through use of the municipal
patronage. Then Mr. McManes may kick
all he pleases.
TWO CLOUD BURSTS
Convert n Run Inta n Raging Torrent and
Flood Titusville A Number of Per
sona Have Very Narrow Escapes
The Damage to Property.
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Titusville, July 2. A terrific thunder
storm about 6 o'clock this evening,
followed by two cloud-bursts, caused
a furious overflow of Church run,
which traverses and and wind3 throngli
the city, from an insignificant stream
the run turned into a furious torrent in a
few minutes, coursing through the streets,
filling cellars and rising in some places to
the first stories of houses. During the excite
ment several fire alarms were tnrnsd in and
the utmost confusion reigned. Fully three
miles of streets were flooded over with two
feet of water- For miles along the line of
the flood were frontic and a number of rafU
were built on which women and children
were taken off to places of safety.
The damages to residences in the city is
estimated at fully $15,000. The force of the
water ripped up hundreds of feet of sewers
and roads. The surrounding country is badly
washed out At East Titusville a number of
residences were seriously damaged. Sev
eral narrow escapes from drowning occurred
in this city. A family named Taylor, liv
ing on the bank of the creek, were
taken out after having floated on
top of chairs and tables several
minutes. Charles Miller, a boy of
15, was sucked into a bursted sewer while
crossing the street and taken out for dead,
but after several minutes' work was resusci
tated. Water poured down the side of th
hills northwest of the city, where the cloud
bursts occurred, in a perfect avalanche,
sweeping all before it.
Fertile gardens are now stony wastes and
a number of valuable farms are ruined.
Officer Michael Mason, at great personal
peril, saved the lives of a man and wife who
were being washed into the run, and later
rescued a man named Zudick, who had
fallen into the water and wis unable to
CONGRESS IN NOVEMBER.
Senator Confer on the Mentana Election,
and Predict nn Early Session.
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Washington, July 2. The presence in
the city of Senators Allison, Cullom, Chand
ler, Dolph and other prominent Republi
cans has given rise to reports of an import
ant conference at the White Honse with
regard to the general situation of the party.
The Senators met last night with John I.
Davenport as guide, philosopher and
over a programme for
This morning each of
called on President
Harrison, and it is understood the plan
of campaign in the new States and the
course of the party for the next ew months
were talked over. It was decided at the
conference, it is understood, that the Na
tional Committee should keep an eye on the
Montana election, and to leave no stone un
turned to make that State solidly Bepubli
can. The Senators would not talk for publica
tion after their conference with tne Presi
dent, but it is significant that each of them
predicts the calling of an extra
session of Congress about the 1st of
November. Senator Allison said: "I can't
speak with any authority, but I have
thought all along that we would
meet early in November." Sena
tor Chandler said that uaturaliy tho
members of the party were giving
some attention to a matter of such im
portance to them as the new State elections.
He said a number of Senators had been
talking over the situation. He had no doubt
that the Republicans would carry ail the
new States. He would not say anything
about his talk with the President, but he
said he looked for Congress to meet in No
vember. The Cygnet Pipe Line Incorporated.
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Lima, July 2. The Cygnet Pipe Line
Company, with a capital of $1,200,000, was
incorporated at Columbus to-day. This
line will run from here and connect with
the line from Cleveland to the Pennsylva
nia oilfields. The line belongs to the Stand
ard company, and has been in operation
between this city and Cygnet for more tha n
A New Jndge for Northern Ohio.
Washington, July 2. The President
has appointed August J. Bicks, of Massil
Ion, O., Judge of the District Court for the
Northern district of Ohio, to succeed Judge
Day, who has resigned on account ill
The Delagoa Bay Difficulty.
Lisbon, July 2. The Portuguese direct
ors of the Delagoa Bay Railway have re
signed. The report is confirmed that the
Portuguese Government accepts arbitration,
according to the terms of the concession, as
the final solution of the railway difficulty.
LOTS OF BED TAPE
Beinr Stretchpd'Arnnnrl trip'
o - - v -.
for the Johnstown Suffere&Jf
NEXT WINTER'S SNOW MAT nfoj-TZ,
Before the Wants of the Needy Are Ascer
tained and Supplied.
JUDGE CUMMIN TISITS THE RUINS,
Bat is Unable to Tell When and How the Fund Will
The representative of the State Commis
sion on the Johnstown sufferers' relief.
Judge Cummin, of Williamsport, visited
Johnstown yesterday, but the people seem
to be as far from receiving their money as
ever. Not nn'til as accurate a canvass as
can be made is prepared and the needs of
everybody are ascertained, will the division
probably be made.
tFEOM A STAJT CORRESPONDENT. 1
Johnstown, July 2. Judge Cummin,
of Williamsport, the representative of the
State Commission, arrived here this morn
ing. The Judge didn't bring any of his
famous blanks with him, but he assured the
people they were being printed in Will
iamsport. The Judge has what he thinks is a well
defined idea of how the money should be
distributed. He proposes to have each
flood sufferer make an affidavit oi his losses,
the number of people depending on him for
support and kindred matters. After his
blanks have been prepared and sworn to, he
then intends to submit them to the local
Finance Committee for revision.
The Judge said that no money would be
paid out until a full list of the flood suf
ferers, with their losses, had been prepared.
This doubtless means that the funds will be
scattered some time next November,
WHEN THE SNOW FLIES.
The State Commission will meet at Cres
son next Tnesday, when the Judge will
make a report of what he has done and re
ceive further instructions. In the mean
time, he will act in harmony with the
Financial Committee. He will live with
his family at Cresson, and spend the greater
part of the day at his headquarters in
Judge Cummin held a conference with
the committee this afternoon. The result
was not ascertained, but it is correctly re
ported that he had modified his original
plan, somewhat The committee told him
what they were doing and gave him to un
derstand that they would go ahead with
their work, independent of the commis
sion. This does not mean that the two
bodies are not harmonious, bnt there is
work enough for both to do. The Financial
Committee made an appeal to the county to
turn over the contributions to them, and
they expect certainly to handle some of the
Judge Cummin, as well as Governor
Beaver, was well pleased with the work. of
tbe Board of Inquiry, and he thought thev
could furnish all the information the com
TJIE ALL-ABSORBING QUESTION.
Nobody seems to know when the funds
will be distributed. It is the one absorbing
question, and not only are the people of
Johnstown interested, but all the con
tributors. The Local Committee is revising
the list of sufferers, and to-day they com
menced to make out the checkbooks. It is
quite probible the people will be given a
Fourth of July gilt
Captain Kuhn stated to-day that the
Board of Inquiry expected to finish its
work by next Saturday. In the 21 districts
the captain assumed control of the commis
saries to-day. Captain Kuhn said to-night
that in the end he believed a house-to-house
canvass would have to be made before the
money can be properly distributed. He
thinks the assessors, assisted bv competent
persons, should do the work in every dis
trict Up to date goods valued at $34,321 have
been distributed at the commissary near the
COMPLAINT ABOUT THE CLERKS.
There is considerable complaint among
the people about the clerks in the commis
sary departments. They live in Johnstown
and they are accused ot reserving the best
clothing and food for themselves and
friends. It is claimed they tike them away
at times when the officers are not about I
met a gentleman to-day who said he knew
of a man nn Prospect Hill who had enough
tea in his house to supply his wants for a
year. Another has as high as 35 hams stored
away. It is a difficult matter to investigate
these stories, but the complaint is so com
mon that it is hard not to believe them. It
may not be called thievery, but one ot the
greatest difficulties strangers have had is to
find a man in Johnstown who has the inter
est of everybodv at heart They all have
their friends, and, like the people in every
town, have their particular cliques.
NOT PARTED BY THE FLOOD.
The Johnstown Quickstop Ball Clnb
Tour tho Conntry.
ITROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johnstown, July 2. William Knable,
the first baseman of the Johnstown Quick
steps, and Miss Abler were waiting on
Father Alto to marry them on thefatal Friday
afternoon. The pastor did not come, but
the waters did, and the young couple were
rudely separated. Both happily escaped
with their lives, and this evening the mar
riage ceremony was performed in one of the
houses on Prospect Hill. Father Alto did
the tying act. All the members of tbe
ball club were present, and they had a good
The Quicksteps have arranged o make a
tour of the country. They will be gone 60
days, leaving here July 19, and play the
International clubs in New York, and
others in New Jersey. They will go to
Ohio next, and cross bats with the Inter
State League, and finally wind up in a tilt
with the Southern League.
JOHNSTOWN LADIES ARE PIQUED.
They Think That Lady Visitors Don't Treat
Them Qnlle IUchr.
rntOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENTS
Johnstown, July 2. The ladies of
Johnstown are mad now, and it is all about
the female visitors from other towns. A
little company of six of the gentler sex met
to-day and discussed their grievances as
follows: "Indeed," said one lady who acted
as spokesman, and her sentiments were
applauded, "I think the visitors who come
here shonld remember we have some rights,
even if we are poorly clad. The time was
when we wore the best, but the flood has
lelt us in destitute circumstances. Because
our clothes are shabby is no reason why we
should be jostled off tbe pavement br better
dressed women from a distance. We, too,
are ladies and ask to be treated as such."
The ladies are right and this tendency
among visitors is noticeable.
Will Build Ten Houses a Day."
1FRCOC X STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown, July 2. Master Carpenter
Hughes telegraphed to-day for lumber to
erect 100 houses. He says he can build
them at the rate oi ten a day.
THE NEW YORK FUNDS.
A Lively Discussion In tbe Relief Committee
Over Their Proper Distribution Johns
town Wants the Cash and Criticises
Governor Beaver Conservative
Action Is Taken in the Matter.
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VfeXVi. -"nton, a. is.
vC&JVn -nton, A. E. Orr and John V.
Cn. SV. ,. the Executive Committee of
the l,Yr Valley Belief Fund, met
this aftv in the Mayor's office. The
question ts . has repeatedly come up in the
minds of some of the committeemen wasvery
thoroughly discussed. It is whether the
work of Governor Beaver and the Pittsburg
Relief Committee has not been characterized
bv dilatoriness and bad judgment. Mr.
Walter Stanton, by presenting an appeal
from the local relief committee of Johns
town precipitated tbe discussion.
The appeal stated that the citizens were
in need of immediate relief. The system of
relief adopted by the Governor was demor
alizing in its effect, and the miscellaneous
stuff poured into the district by the liber
ality of the conntry was used in such a way
as to get the people in the habit of living
upon what is given to them. The locai
committee's suggestion was that practical
help to the people would be afforded by
making a distribution of money. The
wheels of-business would thus be started,
and the community enabled to become again
self-supporting and independent It is re
garded as not important that this distribu
tion shonld be delayed by efforts to make it
exactly equitable. A small sum of cash in
the hands of each individual, it is urged,
would do more than many times the aggre
gate spent in the wasteful, pauperizing
fashion of Governor Beaver and those about
The Johnstown Committee added to these
suggestions and criticisms an offer to make
a systematic registration of the people in
order to facilitate the distribution of the
needed immediate relief. In conclusion the
appeal said: "We beg ot you to come at
once to onr aid with your funds. Do not
wait for anyone else. We urse you to send
your fnnds here for local distribution."
Mr. Stanton and Mr. Crimmins were in
favor of granting the request, but Mr. Orr
and Treasurer Simmons declared that the
conservative methods that have been ad
hered to from the beginning ought to be
still followed and the responsibility for a
proper and prompt distribution of the relief
monev left, as before.with Governor Beaver
and those about him.
After a deal of talk it was resolved ts
forward the Johnstown letter to Governor
Beaver, and ask his opinion upon the ad
visability of more speedy relief. Treasurer
Simmons reported that tbe contribution
amounts to $508,335 55. He was authorized
to honor Governor Beaver's draft for an
other $100,000 in addition to the $150,000
already sent on.
CHICAGO CITIZENS INTERESTED.
They Propose to Personally See Their
Relief Fund Distributed.
Chicago, July 2. The Citizens' Belief
Committee held a meeting this morning to
confer on the question of the final distri
bution of the Johnstown fund. It was re
ported that the Mayor's request
for permission from contributors
to divert a portion of the
contributions to the relief of the Braid
wood miners had met with several responses,
as a result of which $100 had been sent to
Coal City yesterday, and $1,000 would prob
ably follow to-day. The committee decided
that another" sub-committee should go to
Pittsburg. It was the desire of those pres
ent that if there was a possible legitimate
use to which the remaining portion of the
fund could be put in relieving Johnstown
sufferers it should be so placed.
A committee was arranged that is to leave
for Pittsburg and Johnstown Saturday
evening, taking with them a check for the
entire amount that may then remain un
used. If there is any demand for more
money the committee will leave the entire
amount with the proper authorities.
AN ESTIMATE OF TI1E LOSS.
Burgess Horrell Thinks tbe Public Property
Loss Not Over SS3.000.
TROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johnstown, Jnly 2. Burgess Horrell
estimates the loss of Johnstown borough as
Public buildings S15.C00
Parks, streets, etc 12.000
NOT ENOUGH TO GO 'ROUND.
The Supply of Temporary Business Stands
Not Nearly Sufficient.
1FROU A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johnstown, July 2. The committee on
temporary houses met to-day and awarded
some of the business stands. There were
1C applications, and they found thev hadn't
enough room to accommodate them all.
It was decided to divide up some of the
rooms for small lines of business, and
build two more blocks on Market Square.
WOULD LIKE TO SUE IT.
General Hastings Never Gnve Anyone nn
Order for ljenn Smith.
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johnstown, July 2. General Hastings
said to-night that he never gave an order to
anyone for Lena Smith, who was taken to
Pittsurg by W. J. Prentice.
Mr. Prentice claims he has such an order,
and General Hastings asks to see it.
No Moro Ue for It.
FROM A STAFF CORBE'POXDENT.l
Johnstown, July 2. The Bedford Street
Hospital will be closed to-morrow. It is
not needed. Three unknown bodies were
NO PAPERS TfcT MADE OCT.
It Postmaster Lnrkln's Successor Is Named,
Wnnnmakcr Donsn't Know It.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, July 2. In answer to a
rumor that the papers were made out for the
appointment of a successor to Postmaster
Larkin, of Pittsburg, Postmaster General
Wanamaker said to the correspondent of
The Dispatch this evening, that if that
were the case he had not seen them and
knew nothing about it The matter has
not been discussed for several weeks, and
he did not know when the apDointment
would be made.
It is probable something will happen
when Senator Quay makes his appearance
here next week.
GENERAL CAMERON'S WILL.
HIsSl, 500,000 Estate Divided Up Between
His Many Relatives.
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Haerisbuho, July 2. The will of Gen
eral Simon Cameron was filed at the Begis
ter's office in this city to-day. It was not
probated, owing to the absence of one of the
witnesses. The executors are Wayne Mc
Veagb, Senator Cameron and J. Montgom
ery Farster. A large portion of the estate,
uuuersioou, win go to tne ixenerai s
son, benator Uameron. The relatives of
General Cameron are generally substanti
ally remembered. The value of the estate
is nearly $1,500,000.
FLOOD AND FLAMES
Unite to Work Destruction Upon a
Virginia Passenger Train, -f
A PLUNGE IN THE DAEKNESS,
Followed by the Terrific Explosion of the
Engine Boiler. .
OYER A SCORE OP PERSONS KILLED,
And the List or Badly Injured Will Eeaea Many
limes That Somber.
A passenger train on the Norfolk and
Western road was suddenly plunged into
watery abyss early yesterday morning. The
boiler immediately exploded and the wreck
took fire. Between 25 and 30 persons were
killed, a number being burned to death.
The list of injured is very large. The cause
of the disaster was an extensive washout,
the result of recent heavv rains.
Lynchbueo, "Va., July 2. A fearful
accident by which many lives were lost and
a large number ot people injured occurred
on the Norfolk and Western Eail
roid at 2:30 o'clock this morn
ing, one mile above Flaxton's switch
and 31 miles above the city. Bain has beeu
falling almost continuously, and at times
very heavily, for 24 hours, swelling the
mountain streams greatly beyond their
Several trains had passed over the road
during the night, and it was thought that
the line was safe'for traffic, notwithstanding
the rains, and that no danger need be ap-
Erehended. At the place ot the accident
owever, the water had undermined the
roadbed and caused a washout about SO feet
long and 50 feet wide. The water at this
point was 8 to 10 feet deep.
A FRIGHTFUL LEAP.
Into this, watery gulch the engine made a
frightful leap while running at the rate of
30 miles an hour, carrying with it the
lender and eight cars. When the engine
struck bottom the rushing of the water into
the locomotive exploded the boiler. This
fact greatly augmented the catastrophe.
Debris was thrown in every direction by
the force of the explosion, injuring some of
those on the train by the flying fragments
and scattering firebrands, which ignited the
woodwork of the coaches. The flames
spread and destroyed a large amount of
mail and express matter, besides spreading
panic among the already terror-stricken
It is supposed that some of the passen
gers weie unable to extricate themselves
lrom the wreck and were consumed in the
flames, but it is difficult to get accurate in
formation, as the employes of the Norfolk
and Western Bailroad refuse to give any
information to the pnblic.
THE KILLED AND INJUKED.
It is impossible to state the number of
persons killed, but the most reliable esti
mate puts it between 25 and 30. The num
ber of wounded will be far in excess of the
number killed. Thirty of tbe wounded have
been taken to Boanoke, 13 to Bufordsville
and 50 fo LJberty The adopted daughter
of Mrs. Judge Thampsoo, of Augusta coun
ty, was killed, pad Mrs. Thompson herself is
known to be very badly hurt.
Pat Donovan, the engineer, -with his fire-.
man, a man named. Bruce, was scalueuainr
burned to death by escaping steam. Train
Dispatcher Lipsey was also burned to death.
Among the others who lost their lives were:
J. J. Eose, potal clerk, of Abingdon, Va.;
John Kirkpatrick, of Lynchburg; W. C.
Stead, and the husband and two children of
a lady passenger on the train, whose name
cannot be learned.
Mr. Stead was an Englishman, and was
agent of an hunting and fishing expedition.
He was on his wav to England for supplies
when he met bis death. Major J. C. Cas
sell, Superintendent of the-Lynchburg di
vision of the Norfolk and Western, was on
the train and was seriously injured, as were
also Baggagemaster Ford and Captain Bow
land Johnstown, who was in charge of the
TO SUPPEESS THE NEWS.
It was thought that Captain Johnston
was fatally wounded, but a later report says
that the condition of him and Baggage
master Ford is somewhat improved. L. B.
Summers, a postal clerk, of Abingdon, Va.,
was badly bruised, but iortunately escaped
the fate of his running mate, Bose. There
is no telegraphic communication nearer the
wreck than Liberty, and it is hard to get
information from there, as the Norfolk and
Western refused to permit reporters to go
on the train which went there.
A relief train was made up at Lynchburg
late in the afternoon to go to the scene of
the wreck, and a number of physicians went
down on it to do what they could"
to aid the wounded. The Norfolk and
Western people absolutely refused to
allow any newspaper men aboard the
train, and several who got on, despite orders
to the contrary, were put off. The railroad
men also refused to give out any informa
tion in regard to the wreck.
Six dead bodies have been recovered.
Tne bodies of P. Donovan, engineer, and
Postal Clerk Bose were recognized. Tha
others are not known.
HATES'T PACKED THEIR GRIPS.
If a Pottery Trust Is to be Formed nt Cresw
sou No One Know It.
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East Liverpool, July 2. A Dis
patch representative this morning called
upon several of the home manufacturers to
ascertain, if possible, if such a meeting was
to be held, as has been stated, at Cresson,
to form a Pottery Trust, and those seen
said they had been notified of no such meet
ing to be held either Tuesday or any other
day. One gentleman, who is said to have
given his assent to the scheme, said:
"I would like to know if such a meeting
was to be held, and if such was the case my ,,
grip would be packed. At present I don t
think the plans of the proposed trust have
been formulated, and when they are all will
be asked to enter. Snch a meeting will
more than likely be held, but when or
where has not been anuounced. In my
opinion-two or three weeks will elapse be
fore all are apprised of the scheme." ,-.
HE RESISTED ARREST.
The Desperate Means Necessary to Captora
an Unwilling Moonshiner.
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Franklin, Pa., July 2. "Sic" Mong,
wanted by the authorities for "moonshin- v
ing," was arrested at East Hickory, Forest
countv. last night The prisoner made a, .
desperate resistance and had to be knocked ,
senseless before he could be taken.
"Sic" and his father escaped from the
Forest countv jail several months ago, and t
the latter is still at large. Their illicit dis-a
tillery has been destroyed and the business.
A Cold Wave la the Northwesr.
St. Paul, July 2. The cold wave at-
rived on schedule time and light overcoats,
have to-night taken the place of palm leaf;
fans. During the day the mercury ranged
between CO and 70 and to-night at 7 o'clock
the Signal Service recorded 60 degrees, a
drop of 26 degress in less than 12 hours.
A similar drop in temnerature was reported
. .L- V- .u . l. ' a -
iroiu uie Aiuibuwth generally.