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PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1889.
SULLIVAN IN JAIL
The Champion of AH the Slug
gers Arrested by Inspector
LODGED IN THE TOMBS.
Taken in on a Requisition From
COOL IS A CUCUMBER OYER IT ALL.
The Pride of Boston, John Lawrence Sul
livan, In lbs Tomb Governor Lowry's
Orders for Uli Arrest nt Last ReacbNew
York Inspector Byrnes tins No Trouble
In Basgloc Ills Game Sullivan Accom
panies His Cnpior Pleasantly Tired of
Belns Chased Around The Fennlty for
Prize Fighting In Mississippi Kilrain
at a Simmer Besort With His Wife.
John L. Sullivan, the world's champion
pugilist, is in jail in New York City, await
ing transportation to Mississippi, to be tried
there for prize fighting. "The slugger made
no attempt to oppose his arrest.
ISrECUX TXLXOBAX TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, July 31. John L. Sullivan,
the champion slugger, lay to-night in the
' most luxurious bed at police headquarters,
just across the hall from Landlord Thomas
Byrnes' office, in the spacious museum. It
is the same bed that was once indented by
the billowy form of Madam Diss Debar.
Detective Thomas Adams kept the big
"Whether the contemplation of the muse
um's startling array of murderous things
drove sleep Irom the big fellow's eyes may
be found out to-morrow. He looked as if
be could sleep as quietly as a cherub when
he gave the Inspector and the reporters good
night at 1015 o'clock. He will be taken to
court to-morrow, and will find out what he
says he is anxious to know whether prize
fighting is an extraditable offense.
THE BEQUISITION READY.
Inspector Byrnes found out this morning
about 11 o'clock that Governor Lowry, of
the State of Mississippi, had issued a
requisition for Sullivan on Governor Hill.
L. T. Childs, Governor Lowry's agent,
handed the requisition, indorsed by
Governor Hill, to the Inspector, who
at once started out with Detective
Adams to find the pugilist They went to
the Vanderbilt Hotel, at Lexington avenue
and Forty-second street, where Sullivan was
stopping, and ascertained that he was out
driving with Muldoon and Charley John
ston. He returned about 9 o'clock to-night
1'RETABED rOB ARREST.
Sullivan had meanwhile cot a hint that
Inspector Byrnes wanted him, and he was
prepared for arrest. The Inspector had
seen the big fellow enter the Vanderbilt
from the steps of the Grand Union. He
walked over, went to Sullivan's room on
the third floor, and knocked.
Sullivan opened the door, immediately
recognized the Inspector, and remarked,
without the suspicion ot a tremor: "How
do you do, Inspector? Come in." The In
spector accepted the invitation, and the big
"I understood you were coming for me.
I was just about to come down to give my
self up. I'm tired of being chased around."
The Inspector said that he had come up
with Detective Adams, who was below to
escort the big fellow down town'.
NO TROUBLE AT ALL.
"I'll go with you," Sullivan answered,
and the two descended the stairs together.
There was a coach waiting at the
door, and the Inspector, his detec
tive and John got into it and
drove to headquarters. The coachman
jumped off his perch and opened the door in
front of the Mulberry street entrance of the
marble building. Sullivan alighted first,
followed by Detective Adams and the In
spector. The giant sprang nimbly up the
steps and was ushered through the hall to
the museum before the reporters had a
chance to recognize him.
The Inspector called the reporter into his
office a few minutes later and announced
that he had
BAGGED THE GREAT FIGHTER,
and that it was his first work since he came
back from his vacation.
A messenger was sent out to call Sullivan
in. H entered with a fine show of
dignity. He Jwore a pepper-and-salt suit,
with frock coat, a silk lawn tennis shirt,
and a light straw hat. His clothes fitted
him to perfection. He took off his hat and
bowed to the Inspector, saying in a
deep voice, "Good evening." The
Inspector introduced him to the re
porters, and he bowed again,
remarking, "Good evening, gentlemen."
He sat on the east of the door opening on
the ball, and listened with an appearance of
great attention as the Inspector related the
story of his arrest, as toldabove. He puffed
a Havana at frequent intervals,
sionally twirled his straw hat.
well and was absolutely sober.
JUST AS IT WAS.
At the conclusion of his recital the In
spector turned to Sullivan and said: "That's
about what occurred, is it not, John?"
The big fellow assented and the Inspector
"I guess there is uothing further wanted
of you, John," whereupon John sprang
somewhat acrobatically from his chair,
bowed to the Inspector and the reporters,
said in reverberant tones: "Good evening,
gentlemen, good evening, Inspector," and
'walked across the hall.
The Inspector remarked: "There is the
best example of a great, big, good-natured
boy I ever saw in my life."
While the reporters were listening to
the Inspector's story, Muldpon and
Charley Johnston, who had fol
lowed the champion, entered head
quarters. They wanted to see what they
could do for their bit; friend, and were
much disappointed when they found they
could do nothing unil to-morrow. The
Inspector said that no police justice could
accept bail in the case.
ALL EAT A GOOD SUFFER.
Charley Johnston and Muldoon remained
with the giant until after midnight, and ate
a supper ordered from a neighboring res
taurant It is said the slugger's friends have got
Delancy Kicol to appear for him to-morrow.
The penalty for prize fighting in Missis
sippi is a fine of not more than $1,000 and
not less than $500, or imprisonment in a
county jail for not less than 12 months, or
both, at the discretion of the Court
All aiders and abettors in a prize fight are
amenable to a fine of not less than 100, or
to six months' imprisonment.
The collection of scrappers, who had been
attracted to the Vanderbilt Hotel by the
news or Sullivan's arrest, sat about in the
barroom at midnight, busily engaged in
DROWNING THEIR SORROWS
and in vigorously asserting that Sullivan
was asleep in his room. Dan Murphy
solemnly assured the reporters that he had
left the champion in his room at 7:30
o'clock, and that he must still be
there. Hotel Clerk Wheeler, who had also
been drowning his sorrow at the loss of so
distinguished a guest, said that he had seen
the big fellow at 10:30 o'clock, and shortly
afterward changed the statement by show
ing the reporter an address in flushing, L.
X, and saying that Sullivan was there.
There was a mournful air over everything,
and the guests talked In low tones, as
though there had been a death in the house.
VTSrTINO IN BROOKLYN.
Sullivan went out visiting dnring the day
and had a merry time iu Brooklyn.
Charley Johnston piloted the big
fellow to the municipal building,
and introduced him to Police Commis
sioner Bell, Deputy Commissioner Farreli,
Chief Campbell, and a lot of other big
Brooklynites. Of course a crowd gathered
and cheered every time the champion ap
peared in sight The big fellow then
drifted through a lot of saloons, where he
treated and was treated to an alarming extent
KILRAIN AT OLD POINT.
Sullivan's Last TIcilm Enjoying; Himself at
n Summer Resort.
ispeciai, tzxxqbah to toe dispatch.i
Norfolk, Va.. July 3L Jake Kilrain,
the pugilist, came up from Old Point this
morning, and scent the day here. He was
accompanied by his wife. He appeared in
excellent health and spirits.
After a drive through the city and a visit
to the navy yard, they dined at one ot the
hotels and returned to Old Point, where
Kilrain said he expected to spend a few
days in rest and quiet
TVEECK ON THE BALL.
An Engine Running Wild Collides With a
Passenger Train In the Darkness
Twelve or Fourteen Persons
Are Killed nod Injured.
Cincinnati, July 31. The fast pas
senger train that left Hami lion at 7 o'clock
to-night going west, collided with a freight
train coming east, at a bend in the road at
Ogieton, two miles east of Oxford. The
"pusher" is an engine used .to go out with
freight trains and assise the engines by
pushing at the rear of the train. These
pushers go as far as Connersville and then
return to Hamilton, sometimes returning
with freight cars.
It was a pusher running wild, returning
from Connersville, that collided with the
passencer train. The latter was runninir at
a very high speed. The place js remote from
telegraph stations and definite news is hard
to obtain. It is known, however, that it
was a bad smash np. fireman Lee was killed
outright AMr.Dady is dying. Baggage
master Shields was killed. Engineer
Dougherty was badly hurt, and a Mr.
Brannan, a fireman, was severely hurt
Seven of the injured were brought to
Hamilton by a relief train late to-night.
It is believed that the number of killed and
injured will not be greater than 12 or
14. This report was obtained by telephone
from Hamilton, and the news there at this
hour is not very definite.
FIRE OH THE OCEAN.
A Desperate Struggle With the Flames on a
Baltimore, July 31. Mr. Columbus
D. Lee, of Hoffman, Lee & Co., was a pas
senger on board the steamer Alliance
from New York to Bio. In a letter
from the latter place ' he gives
a graphic account of a fire on ship board.
They left Fernambuco on Sunday, July 7.
On the following night fire was discovered
between decks, near theengineroom.in which
were 100 bales of cotton and 400 barrels of
rum, the first intimation being an explo
sion of rum; Captain Boors or
dered the boats lowered and 120
lives were afloat At daylight all were
taken again aboard, although the fire was
raging. Bahia was reached on the 9th, the
crew being kept at work throwing over
board cotton and rum and the coal heavers
being kept there at the point of the pistol.
A hole was drilled through the iron parti
tion, and the carpenter held the
water pipe, with the result that he
has become blind. The passengers behaved
splendidly, not a man, woman or child be
traying the least fear. Eight hundred and
four dollars was contributed to go to the
officers and crew.
PL00DS IN VIRGINIA.
An Unprecedented Rainfall Causes a Great
Deal of Damage.
rSFECTU. TELEOBAM TO Till DISrATCH.1
Petersbubo, Va., July 31. The rain
fall in this section for the past three months
has been phenomenal, and the crops in the
adjacent counties have been literally ruined.
In some sections farmera have replanted
their corn crop three times, and their losses
will be incalculable. Heavy rains fell
again last night throughout the upper
counties, and all the streams have
overflowed their banks, and many county
uriuges nave Deen wasnea away. 'Ane Ap-
Eomattox river has overflowed the wharves
ere, and is rising rapidly to-night.
A telegram received here to-dav from
Farmville is to the effect that the Appomat
tox there is two and a half feet higher than
ever known before and rising at the rate of
one foot an hour and raining hard.
A repetition is feared of the freshet of May
31 and June 1, when the lower portion of
Petersburg was flooded.
NO TRUTH IN IT.
Ex-Coogressman Scott Not Trying to Sell
Out to an English Syndicate.
isrrciAL telzokam to tub msrATcn.1
Spring Valley, III., July 31. The
report that W. L. Scott of Pennsylvania,
who owns a controlling interest in the
Spring Valley Company, is now negotiating
with an Enelish syndicate for the sale of his
extensive mining interests for $4,000,000, is
pronounced false by the officials here.
Three Young Ladles Drowned.
Florence, Wis., July 3L Three yonng
ladies named Flarinigan, McCabe and Far
reli, all highly connected, were drowned
last night while attempting to cross Meno
monie river, near Iron Mountain, in a boat
The bodies nave not yet been recovered, and
are supposed to hare been carried oyer ,
lie Feels Well and Is Not Disposed to Crit
icise the Senate, to Which He Woald
Not Refuse an Election He Wants
to Please the Democrats.
IsrxCIAL TXLXOBAV TO TBX DISrATCH.1
New Yobk, July 31. Murat Halstead,
gray-haired and ruddy-faced, was among
the passengers who arrived here on the City
of Paris to-day. He told a reporter of The
Dispatch that he was mighty glad to get
back to America, after an absence of a little
more than two months in Hamburg and Ber
lin. He took the baths at Nanhaim for
four weeks and returns in restored health.
"If there is anything the matter with me
now," he said, "I don't know it, and I in
tend to conduct myself as if there was noth
ing the matter with me. I met the radiant
and glittering Mr. Depew in London," Mr.
Halstead continued. "His friends in
America will be glad to know that he is
looking unusually well, and that is saying
a good deal. He is enjoying himself, and
is the cause of enjoyment in others. He is,
in fact, one of the most captivating lions in
London, and the lion hunters are contin
ually on his track."
Alter expressing approval of Governor
Foraker's nomination for Governor of Ohio,
Mr. Halstead said, when questioned as to
his candidacy for the United States Senate:
"I shall be content with the final official
expression of the will of the people of Ohio.
I do not hesitate to say that if they should
be pleased to honor me with an election to
the Senate I would be grateful for their
confidence, and would serve them industri
ously to the best of my ability. If doing
so demands any additional sacrifice, I am
willing to make it and make no fuss about
it Concerning the action of the Senate
upon my nomination by President Harrison
as Minister to Germany, I have to say it has
not aroused my personal animosity toward
any of those who were opposed to me. The
Bepublicans who did so, I think, were large
ly laboring under misapprehensions. They
attributed to me language touching them
selves and the Senate that was not mine. If
they had given such attention to the matter
as to know what I had to say, they would
have been surprised to find it so considerate
and parliamentary. As for the action of
the majority of the Democrats in opposing
me. I don't think it was high politics on
their part It is not a flattering suggestion
to myself, but I cannot fail to appreciate
the fact that the Democratic Senators, with
two or three exceptions, as I am informed,
for I have seen no official report of the de
bate or the vote, indicated an ardent desire
that I should be at home during the cam- I
paign in Ohio this year, ana I have re
turned home on the fastest ship for the pur
pose of gratifying them."
A WIDOW'S VENGEANCE.
Sho Followed tbe Trail of the Man Who
Trifled With Her Affections.
Chicago, July 31. H. L. Whaley, a
prepossessing man who has become quite
popular in certain circles in Englewood,
but who is badly wanted in New York, was
arrested to-day by Detective C. C. Healy.
The complainant is Mrs. S. A. Dodge, who
is said to be a wealthy widow. Some
time since she became acquainted
with Whaley, and after a long courtship
they were engaged to be married. About this
time Mrs. Dodge gave Whaley $3,000 with
which to start In business. Instead he
started West Turning up in Lake, March
31 last he was married to an estimable
young lady. He secured employment in the '
clerical department of the Wabash Hallway
offices at Forty-seventh street, and resided
Mrs. Dodge meanwhile had detectives on
his track, which finally led to Englewood.
Whaley was remanded in default of $3,000
ball by Justice Caldwell until to-dav. He
is also said to bo wanledfocfoigerj-and-J
MOTHER, DAUGHTERS AND MONET.
Two Utile Heiresses Abducted by a Cov.
rfrBCIAI. TEI.EOltAM TO Till DISPATCH.
r Buffalo, July 31. Charles A. Broeck,
a printer, to-day abducted pretty Lavinia
Schwinn, the 17-year-old daughter of a
woman with whom he eloped to Canada four
years ago. Mrs. Jacob Schwinn, with her
husband, kept an umbrella store at Genesee
and Ellicott streets, when she eloped.
She left behind her two lit
tle daughters, Lavinia and Bessie,
then aged 13 and 11 years. Jacob died a
year later, his property being willed to his
little girls. Little Bessie was stolen away
by Broeck soon afterward. Lavinia has
been living since her father's death at her
uncle's house on Genesee street
Now that Broeck has the mother and
both eirls he will probably soon get the for
tune left by Jacob Schwinn.
WHITNEY HAS NO BEE.
The Ex-Secretory of the Navy Has No Prcs
Idcntat Aspirations at All.
I SPECIAL TELEGEAM TO TUB DISPATCH.1
New York, July 31. The following is
given to the press to-night:
An item is going the rounds of the press to
the effect that a weekly newspaper is about to
be established at Washington in my
interest as a candidate for the Pres
idency. Be kind enough to publish
that it is absolutely without foundation. I am
not and shall not be a candidate for the nomi
nation to that office nor to any other.
There are men in the Democratic party
much better entitled to its honors
than I am, and I expect to help the best man to
win. Tho item is absurd on its face, and I ob
ject to be thought capable of such nonsense.
- W. C. Whitket.
Lenox, Mass., July 31.
JLUMPJAW IN THE EAST.
Dread Caltlo Disease Slakes Its Ap
pearance In That Quarter.
SPECIAL TELEORAM TO THE DISFATCff.l
New York, July 31. Lumpjaw, a com
paratively new cattle disease in this part of
the country, is showing itself among West
ern cattle brought to Jersey City to be
butchered. Two weeks ago the Board of
Health seized five cows suffering with the
disease and killed them, and to-day five
more were found and seized and slaughtered
by the County Board of Health Inspector.
The disease develops abscesses that, it is
said, poison the blood and make the meat
unfit to eat. It is contagious, but is not by
any means so liable to spread as pleuro
pneumonia. '0T GOING TO BAR HARBOR.
Mrs. Harrison Will Let ttio President Have
a Holiday by Himself.
Deer Park, Md., July 31. No official
information has been received here regard
ing seizures of sealing vessels, but advices
are supposed to be waiting the return of the
President and the Secretary of the Treasury
to Washington. Mrs. Harrison held a pub
lic reception at the White House cottage
Mrs. Harrison was assisted in receiving
by Mrs. Windom, Mrs. McKee.Mrs. Clark
son, Mrs. Elkins, Mrs. Hallord and Mrs.
Brown. Mrs. Harrison will not accompany
the President on tbe Bar Harbor trip.
STILL FIGHTING IN EGIPT.
A Bloody Battle Between the Dervishes and
tbe Native Cavalry.
Cairo,' July 31 Advices from Toski are
that Lieutenant Dagullar, with a detach
ment of Egyptian cavalry and a company of
the Eleventh Soudanese Beglment, defeated
the Dervishes sontb of Anabi. Seventy of
tbe Dervishes were killed and 80 were taken
prisoners. Tbe Eirvptians lost three killed,
two of whom were officera-
HIS HANDS AEE TIED.
Got. Beaver Explains Why He Has to
Move So Slowly in the Matter of
DISTEIBUTING THE BELIEF FUND,
A Long and Interesting Session of the State
STATEMENT OF THE W0KK UP TO DATE.
The Work f HandlEg.OTer Money to the Sufferers t
The State Belief Commission met at
Johnstown yesterday, and decided to con-"
tinue the work begun of distributing the
money on hand for the benefit of the suffer
ers. A statement of receipts and expendi
tures was made. Judge Cummin is seri
rrnon a stait cobrisfosdent.
Johnstown, July 31. The State Belief
Commission has at last made a general state
ment of the amount of money it has re
ceived, what has been expended, and what
it still has on hand. The commission held
another meeting here to-day, and upon ad
journment Secretary Kremer was authorized
by Governor Beaver to make the following
report Tbe total amount of relief money
which has been received, and which the
commission expect to receive, is $2,349,
414 4o. This has been divided as follows:
Cash received by the Governor, $994,414 46;
cash received from Mayor Grace, of New
York, $100j000; cash received from the New
York committee, $400,000; cash received
from the Pittsburg committee, $400,000;
cash received from the Philadelphia com
mittee, $500,000. Total, $2,394,414 46.
WHAT HAS BEEN EXPENDED.
The expenditures for relief by the com
mission aggregated $840,396 60, $683,
170 33 of which includes the $500,000 dis
tributed by Judge Cummin, and which, was
expended in Johnstown; $157,226 27 was
spent for relief in other parts of the State.
Most of tbe latter went to Williamsport and
vicinity. The appropriations in other parts
of tbe State yet unpaid amount to $93,
026 82. Contracts and bills on hand for
Johnstown, $66,189 22. Estimates for 200
more houses at $260 each,which were ordered
to-dav, $52,000. Total outstanding bills,
Deducting the expenditures from the re:
ceipts would still leave a balance in the
hands of the commission of $1,342,801 82.
The Philadelphia committee has $130,000
and the Pittsburg committee about $130,000
which has not yet been turned over to tbe
commission. This, added to what they now
have, will leave them $1,602,801 82 with
which they can go ahead with the work.
The bulk of this money will be distrib
uted to the sufferers on the'basis adopted by
Judge Cummin, and nearly all ot it will go
to the Johnstown people.
a month's w'obk yet.
It is expected by the members of the com
mission that by 'September 1 all of the
monev will be distributed and the affairs of
the commission wound up as early as poi
tion of money. A fair and equitable por
tion of tbe money now on hand will be given
to each sufferer, and, after he gets it, he will
have to hustle for himself.
The meeting to-day convened atll o'clock,
and did not adjourn until very late this
evening. In the forenoon a public; session
was held in the office of Murphy & Dick.
At this'meeting the several local committees
were invited to be present, and even the
representatives of the press were not ordered
out by the Governor after they had gained
an entrance. The members of the commis
sion present were Governor Beaver, Messrs.
S. S. Marvin, James B. Scott and Beuben
Miller, of Pittsburg; Messrs. Ogden and
Beeves, of Philadelphia. Mayor Fitter, of
the latter city, and Judge 'Cummin, of
Lycoming county, were absent The latter
is'lylng dangerously ill at Cresson Springs
with malarial fever. His physicians say
the illness was brought on by hard work at
this place. .
The first business before the commission
was a statement made by Mr. Jones of the
damage done Schoob's property, and
PRAYING FOR BELIEF.
He stated the School Board wanted $21,000
to put them on their feet in order to begin
the school year on September 1. The com
mission carefully listened to the appeal, and
later in the day Becided that thev had no
authority to spend any of the relief money
for this purpose.
Captain Kuhn, head of the Commissary
Department, submitted his report from JulV
13 to date. The, following persons are fell
at the commissary now: Widows and chil
dren, 787; orphans and dependents, 39: mefn
and women, 47. Supplies are not given (to
men unless they can bring a pbysicianVs
certificate that they are incapacitated froiju
work and have to get the food. Forty-silx
factory girls are now being fed, but these
will be dropped to-morrow. The peopjfe
who received $200 relief money will also be
cut off. (
At present there are but 12 employes i n
the department The amount of provision ;,
etc., on hand is valued at $4,200, and at th e
present rate will last them six weeks. Th 5
Captain stated that tbe necessity had cease 1
to supply the people with provisions. Moat
of them have money and the merchants f
the town have a full stock of everything
Dr. Beale, pastor of the Presbyterian
Church here, was invited to say somethinf :.
He said a great deal more than was a -pected
of him, and, as a result,
GOT INTO A. WRANGLE
With the members of the commission. Tin
stated thai the people of Johnstown desireUl
the money now on hand be distributed 4s
earljr as possible and without further delat.
In his opinion it was absolutely necessary
to distribute the money at once, 'in order o
enable the sufferers to purchase goods fir
their homes. He stated that new merchants
are coming into town every day, and in( a
short time the place would be filled with
them. As a result, the old merchants of the
town, who suffered loss by the flood, wot ild
lese their money. He said the peb ale
wanted money to build houses and wo ild
not live in the "boomers," which he com
pared to caves and dugouts. If the raofney
was now distributed it would have the effect
of takine away the suspense of mind uder
which the people are now giving way. J
Dr. Beale here trot Into hot water itiln
the members of the commission. He
that the clerks hired were outsiders,
were being paid $3 to $5 per day. Thii
thought was an injustice to the mefi
Johnstown, who could do the work as
as the outsiders. He also stated that
were any number of resident contraf:
who could put up houses equally as goi
inose lurnisnea, ana tnought they e
get tne wore, ane aoctor lmpresse
Governor as being a home ruler of a
prononnced type. It seemed that
member of the commission had to h
crack at the doctor about his views.
Cyrus Elder went against him, and th
BECAME QUITE WARM,
in their remarks about the contractors.
.Mr. .Elder enlightened the good old Juoctor
in a auasW of points he had been trfkg to
find out something of, and which Mr. Elder
guarded more closely than he would his pri
The Governor made a little speech; in
which he disabused the minds of the mem
bers ot the TTohnstown committees that the
commission was trying to hold back any of
money intrusted to its care. He stated that
when tbe commission decided to distribute
the $500,000 they took nearly every dollar
they had in the treasury. If there'was any
delay it certainly was not the fault or the
commission. They could not authorize the
distribrtion of mo'ney they did not have.
The fact of the local banks refusing to
handle the money also delayed them some
John Rose, thn nttnrnev. made a sneecb.
in which he said he took back all tbe many
criticisms he had made in regard to the dis
tribution of the money. There were many
things, ho said, the people had been in
ignorance about through the failure of the
Finance Committee to allow any person to
know what was being done. He said the
meeting would have the effect of giving to
the people some information iu regard to
what they might expect He would inform
them that the commission was doing every
thing it possibly could to get tho money in
the hands of the people.
THE OOVERNOE TROUBLED.
Here the Governor interposed the query:
"What in the name of goodness could we do
with it if we had it?"
' This caused a faint smile from the other
(members of the commission.
, Ane uovernor made a statement that none
of the people were dissatisfied with the
method of distribution, but some of them
were dissatisfied with the classification. He
said that every dollar they got was given to
them with the understanding that it was to
be disbursed for relief only. The Pittsburg
and Philadelphia committees gave him ex
plicit instructions that the monev must first
be spent for food, for clothes second, shelter
imru, ana alter these bad Deen supplied it
there was anything left it was to be used to
buy tools, materials, etc., to set the people
to work again. Under these conditions the
Governor said his hands were tied, and he
could not move faster than he did.
After discussing the situation and the
clamor of the people, the Governor said the
commission had taken the responsibility to
vote the people $500,000 in cash. This was
done iu the lace of the instructions Irom the
New York committee that not a dollar was
to be used to erect new buildinss for the
"people. The Governor said he spent one
half day talking to the New York commit
tee hy telegraph, and it was only after much
pleading that they consented to allow the
commission to expend the money in this
THE RIVERS NEED DREDGING.
Attorney Hose then brought up the ques
tion nf lint thp rivpra pTinnli tm AwArraA
tHe stated that something must be done
qmcKiy, as a tnree-ioot rise oi water would
Rood the town.
Governor Beaver, in reply, stated that he
had written a letter to the Secretary of War
asking that a detail of engineers be sent
here to make a survey of the cost of dointr
the work. After the survey had been made
"a memorial was to be presented to Congress,
assiug mat an appropriation oe maae to ao
the work. The Governor said be had the
assurance from a nnmber of members of
Congress that they would work for the ap
propriation. The Governor's plan of get
ting the bill before Congress is to have the
commission now at work on the "border
raid" claim bills take hold of the matter
and push it through Congress. It would
sot be necessary to incur the expense of
.another committee to take charge of the
Cyrus Elder, of the local Finance Com
mittee, made a report to the effect that there
had been 982 applications for houses. Three
hundred and nine families had been pro-
viaea ior, wuiie zo-- are yet wiinout sneuer.
I Cftntractor Hushes, who haDDened to be
nresebt was then hauled -over the coals for
his delay about the bouses. Mr. McMillan
said they were not goins up as fast as the
people wanted them, and he condemned the
contractor for not hurrying the work. He
made the charge that the reason for the de
lay was that the contractor bad been taking
outside private jobs and letting the State
contracts fall behind. There have been but
39 houses erected within the past three
J FIVE ENGINES WANTED.
The Finance Committee also petitioned
the commission to purchase five new fire en
gines for the town to give the people fire
At the afternoon meeting a committee was
appointed to investigate this matter and
A request was also received from several
persons asking transportation to the sea
shbre. This was refused, as it would open
thje doors to let the whole town make a simi
Mr. Ogden, of Philadelphia, read a state
ment of a large amount of clothing, house
bold goods, etc., which are lying in the
(Quaker City awaiting some disposition.
i be made to sell them. Among them are 725
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About 2 o'clock the meeting adjourned
for lunch, and in the afternoon an executive
sessiop, lasting till a late hour this evening,
was held. It was decided to continue tbe
method of distribution upon the basis
adopted at the last meeting, and Secretary
Kremer and Treasurer Thompson will stay
here and assist Judge Cummin iu the work.
The disbursements of cash will be continued
till the first payment is completed.
The Fund Dally Growing-.
ISrZCIAL TELZOBAM TO TOX DISPATCH.!
Harrisburg, July 31. The Governor's
relief fund is receiving daily additions, and
it will soon reach $1,250,000. To-dav $11,
200 were received from Germany $10,000
from the people of Berlin, and $1,200 from
the Mayor and Council of Mannheim.
A TICT0RI FOR THE WOMEN.
The North Dakota Ijestslatnre Has
Power to Adopt Female Suffrage.
BlSMABCK, July 3L The convention is
cow wading laboriously through its debating
days, and every member is squaring himself
with his constituents, advocating his hobby
or talking against time. The report of the
Committee on Elective Franchise was con
sidered again to-day, and the women's suff
rage question furnished a most interesting
discussion. The woman suffragists have
asked that the Legislature be given power to
extendsuffrage to women, and it was upon
this point that the orators crossed swords.
Judge Carland made a forcible argument,
not as a suffragist, but as a believer in treat
ing all alike in the Constitution, in favor of
granting the request of tbe female poli
ticians. Parsons, of Morton, Moore, of La
mour, and numerous other delegates op
posed the proposition, and insisted on hav
ing the question settled by a vote of the
people. The convention asreed to give the
Legislature the power to extend.
PENSIONS PULL AT THE SURPLUS.
The Public Debt Reduced In July Less Than
Washington, July 31. It is estimated
at the Treasury Department to-day, that the
decrease in the public debt for the month of
July is less than $1,000,000.
This is said to be due to the unusually
heavy disbursements during the month,
aggregating $,uuu,wu, tne payments on
account of .pensions alone amounting
Fatal Explosion of a iUacblne Gnu.
Paris, July 31. A machine gun ex
ploded on board the traiuing frigate Conron
noa to-day. Eight personawere kille'dand
FLOODED BY FLAMES.
A Phenomenal- Occnrrence in the
Anthracite Mining Regions.
AN EXPLOSION IN A CULM BANK.
For Fire Years Fire Sinoaldera In an Enor
mous Bank of Refuse,
ATLAST BURSTING INTO SMOKE CLOUDS.
By Almost a Ulracle noLIres Are Sacrificed to the
After smouldering for five years a culm
bank at a colliery, nearSbampkin, explodes
with peculiar effect By almost a miracle
no lives were lost, though a number of peo
ple were almost frightened to death.
ISFXCIAI, TELEOKAX TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Shasiokin, July 31. The blowing up of
the culm bank at the Luke Fidler colliery,
one mile east of town, last evening, is one of
the strangest and most phenomenal occur
rences in the history of anthracite coal
mining. The story is almost mcredlble.and
that it was not attended by loss of lire and
an immense conflagration 13 nothing short
of a miracle.
Late in the evening George Fabel and
Joseph Hayes were standing at the end of
the bank, damping. At this point thebank
is 150 feet high, the base fronting on theMt.
Carmel pike. Fifty feet from the base, just
off from the pike, stands a single frame
house, the property of the Mineral Mining
Company, and occupied by John Boneyand
After the dirt was unloaded, two wagon
loads of rock were run out on the track, and
just as one was about to be unloaded, Hayes
looked down the bank and was almost
PARALYZED WITH ASTONISHMENT
at the strange spectacle he beheld. Fifty
feet from the bottom, and covering a space
of. 20 feet square, a thousand tongues ot fire
were issuing from the dirt Then the coal
becan to crackle and huge streams of black
smoke to soar heavenward.
Hayes shouted, "My GodI what's the
matter?" His companion, who had a
dumper, pulled out a pin and turned tbe
dumper around on a pivot. Hayes helped
him, and as the rock struck the dirt it was
noticed that the edge of the bank near the
rails began to slide. When another load of
rock was sent down tho bank, the dirt,
whiph was rushing from the edge, stopped,
and as the" rock struck the center of the
flames, a terrific upheaval ot rock and dirt
look place, not the slightest sound oi an
explosion using beard.
As if hurled from a battery of Krupp
guns, a thousand balls of red-hot rock went
high in the air, while
A BITER OF FIRE
ran down the bank like lightning into
Boney's yard. Then the scene became ob
scured by volume after volume of smoke
and dirt, and a sulphurous odor arose that
almost smothered the men in the bank.
The smoke hid the surroundings for a
mile around, and people living in Spring
field and Boydtown, several miles' away,
thought the world was coming to an end.
Then they started for the scene. The wind
was blowing northeasterly, and the smoke
followed its course up a ravine, then through
a valley to Coal Bun, a mile away, where a
number of inhabitants had their washing
hanging in their yards. The clothes were
made as black as night
When the middle of the bank first gushed
forth flames, Hayes noticed a woman pick
ing coal at the bottom, in a direct line of
the course the
FLAMING STREAM OF FIRE
took. It was Mrs. Boney, and with her
stood James, a 4-year-old son. When she
heard Hayes shout she rushed down upon
the pike and threw her son into the yard.
As the upheaval took place she stood sately
on the pike, but did not know how her son
The smoke gradually cleared away and
the sight that met her gaze froze the blood
in her veins. The fiery stream ran off the
bank and had entered her yard and for a
space of 30 feet seethed and waved to and
fro in a compact body three feet deep.
Every moment the terrified woman expected
the honse to be flooded with fire and the
people inside perish. The side facing the
names was inorougniy saturated with rain,
which had been falling at intervals for
hours past and (his prevented the heat from
setting the boards on fire.
Then another unprecedented incident oc
curred. The crater in the center of the
bank received a rush of rock and dirt from
the top, and tho shock was sufficient to
carry a voiume of dirt 25 feet wide and four
feet deep down the bank and into the yard,
where the fire was extinguished.
When Mrs. Boney entered her home she
found that her son had struck a corner of
the yard and then worked his way into the
house, where Mr. Boney's mother, aged 75
years, and a number of small children were
found huddled together in the kitchen,
almost smothered with the smoke and dirt.
About the premises many fruit trees were
consumed. A dog in the track of the fire
HOW THE FIRE STARTED.
For the past 12 years dirt has been
dumped oil on tbe plane, and about five
years ago, while some people were picking
coal off the banks, they built a fire at the
base to warm themselves. The flame ig
nited the coal, and the bank became a fire,
burning from tbe bottom up, until in the
early part of this summer flames appeared
on the top, on the north side of the bank.
Four months ago jigs were put in the
breaker to clean coal, and tbe
dirt has been very wet ever since,
a dumper being often half filled
with water when it was taken to the bank
and dumped, the water finding its way to
the fire, where it evaporated. A large hole
was eaten in the bank, where gas accumu
lated and was kept in by the wet dirt,
which finally became dried from the heat,
thus admitting air and causing the explo
sion. The news of the culm bank explosion has
spread through the entire coal region of
Pennsylvania, where many thousands of
banks lie, and has caused great alarm, as in
nearly every instance the banks are on fire.
HONORS TO GLADSTONE.
The Liberal Party Is Still a Cult Under His
London, July 31. Lord Brassey gave
an "at home" to the Eighty Club this
evening in order to meet Mr. and Mrs.
Gladstone. Mr. Gladstone was unable to
be present Mrs. Gladstone, responding to
congratulations on her golden wedding, said
that her husband was fatigued owing
to overwork and was obliged to rest. Sir
William Vernon Harcourt in a speech de
nied that the difference among the Liberals
over the royal grants mean a want of fidel
ity to their great leader. Every member of
the party from tbe highest to tbe lowest
was never more devoted to the chief than
As for any separation between the Lib
erals and Mr. Gladstone, that was as likely
as a separation between Mr. and Mrs.
Gladstone. Laughter. The Liberals had
an uphill fight, but tbey were never ea
gaeed in a greater or nobler battle.
English Capital to be Invested In Another
Scheme Besides Breweries Some
Prominent Western Theatri
cal Men Are Interested
In the Deal.
Chicago, July 3L All the ballet girls
in the West will soon be under the control
of a wealthy English syndicate, which has
headquarters and resident partners in Chi
cago. English capitalists are now looking
at the theatrical business of America, as
well as the beer business, with the view of
investing their sovereigns and controlling
players and play-houses. The intelligence
that a New York manager has been offered
$500,000 for a two-thirds interest . in his
houses was hardly received from the wires
when a novel and extensive trnst was dis
covered witbin the walls of Chicaco itself.
W. H. Morton, of the Columbia Theater,
is the agent of the British company. As
sociated with, and interested with Mr. Mor
ton in the venture are David Henderson, of
the Chicago Opera House, and Horace Mc
Ylcker. It has become so difficult to secure
a good ballet that such a scheme was abso
lutely necessary, to say nothing of the
profits as a business enterprise. Mr. Mor
ton has already secured 3,000 girls for his
trust Some ot them will receive a regular
salary, others half pay, but all will he at
Mr. Morton's beck and call. These gentle
men were seen and frankly admitted the
existence of such a scheme.
"The idea of forming a ballet girls' trust,"
said Mr. Morton, "first occurred to me last
month. I enlisted Henderson and Mc
Vicker in. my cause and last week an En
glish syndicate purchased a three-fourths
interest in our enterprise."
Manager Henderson, of the Chicago
Opera House, said: "Yes, we are are in
terested in tbe ballet trust. McVicker and
I are silent partners. Will Morton is the
prime mover. We intend to control all tbe
ballet corps in the West, and hereafter all
managers will have to hire their Amazonian
beauties from us."
ANOTHER HARD BLOW.
Twenty-Five Thousand Plumbers Will Soon
Leave the Knlshts of Labor.
ISriCIAI. TXLXOBAX TO TUX DISFATCH.I
New York, July 3L At the anunal
convention of the plumbers and gas fitters
of the United States and Canada, at present
in session in Brooklyn, the 110 delegates In
attendance to-day unanimously resolved to
consolidate the three labor .organizations
into which tbe plumbers and gas fitters are
divided, and to hold a national convention
in Washington within three weeks to organ
ize themselves as one body. Tbe present
three labor organizations are the Inter
national Plumbers and Steam Fitters, the
National Trade Association, which is con
nected with the K.of L., and the Indepen
While to-day's action, It is said, was not
intended as a direct blow at the K. of L., it
will tend to weaken that order, as 25.000
.plumbers scattered throughout the country
win retire irom it as soon as tbe new organ
ization is effected. B. A. O'Brien, of
Washington; Peter J. Connealy, of Boston,
and Edward D. Connor, of -Chicago, have
been appointed a committee to make the
necessary arrangements for the Washington
AN ASBURT PARK SPEAK-EAST.
The Customers Open the Ice Chest and
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCn.1
Asbury Pabk, N. J., July 31. No little
amount of excitement was caused here this
afternoon by the arrest of George Bothwell.
the proprietor of the Seaside House and tbe
Palace Cottage, two boarding houses at
Grand and Munroe avenues. He was charged
with keeping a sort of barroom in ihe base
ment ot one of the buildings. He was ar
raigned before Justice Borden.
Bothwell under oath denied that he ever
violated the law prohibiting the sale of
iituur ur ueer wibuiu lue limits oi me
borough. The prosecution produced a
nnmber of persons who testified that they
had purchased beer in his place. One
witness testified that bottled beer was kept
in a big icebox in the basement When he
wanted same he would take two bottles out
of the icebox and lay '25 cents, upon a shelf
in the corner of the room. Bothwell was
locked up at police headquarters in default
of bonds to await the action of the grand
jury in October.
MRS. MATBRICK ON TRIAL.
She Pleads Not Guilty When Arraigned For
Her Husband's Slnrder.
Liverpool, July 31. Mrs. Florence
Elizabeth Maybrick, the American who is
charged with having killed her husband,
James Maybrick, by administering arsenic
to him, was arraigned for trial to-day. The
courtroom was crowded with people anxious
to hear all the details of the case. When
called upon to plead to the indictment, the
prisoner replied "Not guilty."
Michael Maybrick, a brother of the de
ceased, was called to the witness stand. He
admitted that certain bottles that he took
from his brother's sick room did not contain
arsenic. The contents of a bottle which was
said to contain meat extract had not been
given to his brother. There had been quar
rels between his brother and hU wife. A
woman's name had been mentioned during
the quarrels, and Mrs. Maybrick had threat
ened to secure a separation from her hus
band. THAT PRESIDENTAL LETTER.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Attacks the
British Postonlce Department.
London, July 31. Postmaster General
Baikes requested Mr. Sexton, the Lord
Mayor of Dublin, to forward to him the en
velope which contained the letter ot Presi
dent Harrison to Mr. Sexton, thanking him
for the generous contributions made by the
citizens of Dublin for the relief of the Johns
town sufferers, and which Mr. Sexton de
clares was tampered with by the postoffice
Mr. Sexton, in reply to the Postmaster
General's request, stated that he would show
the envelope to the Postmaster General, but
that he would be deceived if he should give
it to the Postoffice Department, as it had
already proved unworthy of trust
CANADIAN CABINET ACTION.
The British Government Appealed to for
Protection on the Hlah Seas.
Ottawa, Ont., July 31. The report
that tbe Canadian Government had urged
the adoption of a retaliatory policy in re
gard to the seizure of the schooner Black
Diamond, is untrue. The Cabinet, after
discussing tbe matter, forwarded two tele
grams from the Victoria collector to the
Governor General with the request that
they be forwarded to the Colonial Office.
The Cabinet also requested that Her
Majesty's Government shoald adopt prompt
measures to protect British subjects on the
AN ANARCHIST WEARY OF LIFE.
He Attempts to Commit Suicide In His Cell
Joliet, III., July 31. John Hronek,
one of the Chicago Anarchists, confined at
the Joliet prison, made a desperate attempt
to commit suicide at the prison to-day.
During working hours he severed arteries
in his arm with a saddle knife. He is serv
ing a 12 years' sentence for making dyna
mite bomb for Chicago Anarchists.
A PEfcIAL YOUTH
Is Now Assurtll by Means of
the Newof Life.
THE BKOWN-SEQUARD DISCOVERT
Indorsed by One of the Prominent Physl
clans at the Capital.
AN APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL TEST
Will i0 Followed by a Scries of Thoroughly Critical
Dr. W. A. Hammond, of Washington, is
testing the Brown-Sequard elixir oi life.
The results so far have been surprising and
successfuL More complete experiments will
ISFXCIAI. TZLIOBAU TOTItK DISPATCH. 1
Washington, July 31. Dr. W. A.
Hammond, tbe distinguished physician,
formerly of New York, who has perma
nently located in this city, is experimenting;
successfully with an elixir of life. When
the doctor first heard of the discovery by
Dr. Brown-Sequard, of Paris, of the elixir
thus named, his information on the charac
ter of the fluid, said to produce such re
markable results in rejuvenating decrepit
and aged persons, was so crnde that he was
forced to the belief that tbe report was either
a canard or tbe experimenter bad given to
the world statements that could be only ex
plained by the fact ot his dotage.
Since then he has received detailed ac
counts of the methods employed by Dr.
Brown-Sequard and they impressed him so
favorably that he determined to test the
virtue of the elixir practically. The report
of the experiment first given to the world on
this side of the Atlantic stated that the
youth giving fluid
was compounded of the vital organs of the)
body, a mixture of the heart, liver and kid
neys, whereas tbe fact is that it is mads
from themost delicate portion of every ani
mal's anatomy that which is already
known for its life-giving qualities. The
distinguished Frenchman secured his 'ma
terial from a Guinea pig, whereas Dr.
Hammond took the lamb for his use, which
be believed to be superior to any other ani
mal for the purpose to which he has put it
This material he places in a mortar,
pounds to a pulp, and adding water, distills
an essence, which is administered 'to the
patient by a hypodermic injection. The
actual work of experiment by Dr. Ham
mond began a week age, and he has pur
sued it constantly ever since. His subject
is an old man, who is decrepit to an ex
The treatment is exceedingly simple, and
consists of an injection in the patient's leg
every other day. The quick results already
obtained have astonished and gratified the
doctor. The decrepit patient has already
shown signs of returning vitality that seem
incredible, this change having been marKed
on the third day after the application of the
elixir was first made.
his vebdict in suspense.
The doctor stated the facts of the experi
ment practically as above, but reserves his
decision on the merits of the life-giving
fluid until his experiment is complete,
which it will not be until six weeks after
inaugurating the treatment Besides the
case mentioned two other patients will be
subjects for the elixir's work, and that.no
question can be raised as to the way of
reaching the result, they will be ignorant of
tbe character of their tieatment until it is
Dr. Hammond feels a good deal of respect
for the believers in tbe possibility of discov
ering a youth-giving fluid, and holds him
self ready to be converted to any innovation
in medical lore, however extravagant its
pretenses may be. Immediately upon the
conclusion of his present work he will pre
pare a full report of it for the medical Jour
nal. He said: "I have just received infor
mation from Paris to the effect that Dr.
Variot has administered the elixir to de
crepit individuals with the most astonish
ing results. The report states that they
have become rejuvenated under the influ
ence of the treatment"
LORD SALISBURY'S IDEAS.
He Seems to be Eminently Satisfied With
His Own Administration.
London, July 31. Lord Salisbury,
speaking at the annual Ministerial banquet
at the Mansion House this evening, said
that England's aim in foreign affairs waa
always "peace with honor." Thunder
clouds of war still overcast Europe. Con
cerning the immediate danger of a conflict
he regarded the vast preparations that had
been made as a great security for peace.
Tbe issues involved in war would be so
frightful that nations shrank from challeng
ing one another. Events in Egypt did not
menace the prosperity of that country. The "
disaster on the frontier would be suppressed.
England had entered into engagements not
to abandon Ejjypt until the latter was capa
ble ot maintaining her own Government in
the face of foes, and these encracementa
England would assuredly fulfill.
Beierring to Crete, he did not consider
that there was any need to fear that the
present movement would lead to a Eu
ropean disappearance. He repudiated the
remotest desire of seeing England in posses
sion. The reports current to that effect
throughout the continent were without
foundation. Referring briefly to Ireland,
he held that the result of the Goverment's
action was the bringing of order and pros
perity throughout the country, and it ever
any section of the peasantry believed that
their interests lay rather in defying" than in
obeying the law that illusion was rapidly
A Nnmber of Important Provisions Adopted
In tbe New Constitution.
Helena, Mont., Juljr 31. The conven
tion to-day considered the article on reve
nue and taxation. It exempts all church,
public property and libraries. The Legis
lature may pass general laws for taxation of
any property; mines to be taxed according
to value paid the United Statesfor the same.
The machinery is subject to a special
taxation as private property and can not be
sold for taxes. The limit of taxation is 3
mills. If assessed property over $100,000,
000, Zi; if over $300,000,000, 1 mills oa
The motion giving the Legislature power
to make up the deficit of one year by taxa
tion in the following year was lost Mis
appropriation of publio funds of officers'
will disqualify the offender for ten years
from holding office. The bill was ac
cepted. Tbe convention, in committee of the
whole, is now considering the article oa
A Blowing: Machine as a Guillotine.
Des Moines, Ia.., July 31. A 12-year-old
son of Captain Bass, a farmer living
near Waverly, was driving a team attached
to a mowing machine when the machine
struck an obstruction, throwing the boy e&
tbe seat He fell in front of tbe machine,
and before he could mike the slightest
effort to save himself the sharp teeth of th
sickle had severed his head froaa hiibedy."
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