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K rORTY-FOTJIlTH TEAR
SEHLED ON SUNDAY,
t Quay's Philadelphia Conference
Concludes With a Car
riage Ride Behind
A SPAN OF-FINE BLACKS.
Walter Lyon May Preside for Awhile
at the Convention.
HARRISON'S MISTAKES IN LOUISIANA.
Quay's Son Dick May Ron for the legisla
ture If lie Wants to. Says Ills Papa
Tbe Junior Senator's Attempt to Deny
Ilia CsnTentlon Is Cot-nod. Dried Little
Interest In tbe Coming Gothering at
Harrisburg Leon Abbett's Canrnss for
GoTernor of New Jersey Waxing Ex
ceedingly Warm The Democratic Col
red League Extending Its Organiza
Uon President Harrison's Lonlslana
Appointments Creatine Considerable of
a Time Among the Politicians of That
Senator Quay and Chairman Andrews,
Secretary Leach and Collector Martin took
a carriage ride out of Philadelphia yester
day, and completed the arrangements for
' the coming State Convention. Harrison's
Louisiana appointments are giving him and
his party some trouble. The New Jersey
Gubernatorial fight waxes warm.
rsrxcni. txxxqbjui to mx DisrATcn.i
Philadelphia, August 4. United
States Senator Matthew Stanley Quay,
Chairman of the Bepublican State Com
mittee "WiUiam H. Andrews, Collector of
Internal Revenue and Quay's Philadelphia
lieutenant, David Martin, and Frank
"Willing Leach, Secretary of the Bepub
lican State Committee and Quay's private
secretary, behind a handsome span of fine
- black horses, seated in an open barouche,
left the Continental Hotel early this morn-
' ing. They were driven out to Indian Bock,
along the banks of the "Wissahickonwhere,
after a catfish-and-waffles breakfast, the
conference which closed at midnight on
Saturday was renewed.
The junior Senator and his party dis
cussed the arrangements for the coming
State convention, and while a number of
names were gone over as
PBOPEB rZKSONS to act
as temporary and permanent chairman of
the convention, it was not finally decided
who would be chosen, although it was
thought late to-night that Walter Lyon, of
Allegheny, would be named as the tem
porary presiding officer of the convention.
"Xijon wSa first selected- to second th
nomination of Henry K. Boyer for State
Treasurer, and it may be yet that the orig
inal arrangement will hold good, and the
temporary chairman be named from some
one of the interior counties.
Two drafts of a party platform were sub
mitted to Senator 'Quay for his approval,
but he has not yet given assent to either,and
when spoken to to-night regarding the prob
able actionof the convention, Senator Quay
"WAS IGNORANT AS USUAL.
"I can't say who will be the officers of the
convention; nor can I tell you what the
platform is going to be. I have every con
fidence in the delegates who will be in at
tendance at the convention, and I guess
everything will be carried out for the best
interests of the party. The convention will
niame its officers, nominate its candidates
and make its platform."
ft This evening there was a large number of
visitors to Senator Quay's room, all of
whom had a little mission. The most promi
nent, in a political sense, was James Mc
Manes, who came in from Devon and called
on Senator Quay about 9 o'clock, just as
Collector Martin and Hamilton Disston had
left the Senatorial presence.
NOTHING TO SAT IN PEINT.
The Senator and Mr. McManes had a pri
vate talk in room 2, while the other promi
nent callers whilcd away the time in room L
The talk was brief, and after its finish both
parties declined to talc Mr. McManes,
when asked the result of the interview, con
tented himself by remarking: "I have
nothing to say for publication." Senator
Quay was equally reticent, but neither, dis
played the pleasant feelings which charac
terized their utterance, "There was no
blood shed," following the previous consul
tation. The next important caller was "William
Flinn, of Pittsburg, who is recognized as
Chris L. Magee's Allegheny lieutenant.
Senator Quay and Flinn held converse at
Pittsburg last week, and Flinn, who was on
his way to Atlantic City with "Walter Lyon,
Quay's lieutenant, stopped long enough to
shake hands with the junior Senator and
whisper some important secrets.
THE TBIP TO HABBISBUBG.
"Walter Lyon will come up from Atlantic
City to-morrow, and, in company with Col
onel Martin and Chairman Andrews, will
journey to Harrisburg.
Among the other callers at the Continen
tal this evening were Senator Delamater,
Quay's candidate for Governor; Speaker
Henry K. Boyer, the coming candidate for
State Treasurer; Secretary of the Common
wealth Stone, Senator Allen and Represen
tative Thompson, of "Warren county; James
S. McKean, Quay's candidate for postmas
ter at Pittsburg; President of the Senate
Boies Penrose, who will place Boyer's name
in nomination; Mercantile Appraiser Sam
uel F. Houseman, Magistrate Israel "W.
Durham, Hamilton Disston, David Martin,
Jacob "Wildmore and Representative
Horatio P. Connell, who was accompanied
by his son.
SICE HIS OWN HAN.
Senator Quay, when asked regarding the
candidacy of his son Richard for the Legis
lature from Beaver county, said: "I have
heard of it, but don't know yet whether it
has been decided upon. The matter rests
I entirely in Dick's own hands."
Bichard Quay on Saturday forwarded, to
Chairman Andrews his resignation as As
sistant Secretary of the Bepublican State
Committee, he having been elected Chair
man of tbe Beaver County Bepublican Com
mittee. Jacob "Wildmore called on Senator Quay
this evening to inform him that Hamilton
Disston's yacht Mantee was lying at
Cramp's shipyards, all ready for the cruise,
which will begin on Tuesday. The follow
ing named will accompany the Chairman of
the Bepublican National Committee:
J. Sloat Fassett, of New York, member of
the National Committee; "William Cassius
Goodloe, of Kentucky, member of the
National Committee and Collector of Inter
nal Revenue; Colonel A. L. Conger, of
Ohio; Samuel Fessenden, of Connecticut;
J. S. Clarkson, of Iowa. Each of the three
named are members of the National Com
mittee, and Clarkson is Postmaster General
"Wanamaker's first assistant
DUDLEY WILL BE THESE, TOO.
Garrett A. Hobart, New Jersey's mem
'bersof the National Committee, and "Will
iam "W. Dudley, late of Indiana, Hamilton
Disston and Jacob "Wildmore will accom
pany the party. "Warren Jackson, Quay's
messenger at Harrisburg, was summoned by
letter, and will take charge of the party.
The leaders will go V Harrisburg to
morrow afternoon and tbe delegates will
leave to-morrow at noon. The Philadelphia
delegates will hold a caucus in room 11 of
the Senate committee rooms to-morrow even
ing at 8 o'clock. Representative Brooks
will act as Chairman and Captain John
Taylor and James F. Bell will be the secre
taries. "William J. Brennen, ex-Chairman of the
Democratic County Committee of Allegheny
county, and John F. Ennis, ex-Jury Com
missioner, who is a very influential Demo
crat, are at the Girard, on their woy to New
York on business.
A POLITICAL BLUNDER.
The President DIakes a Pretty Bless of Af
fairs In Two Appointments la Louis
iana Another Accession to
Drawer's Bolt Possible.
rSFXCUl. TXX.XOBAX TO TUX DIBFATCB.1
Washington, August 4. The Presi
dent has made a pretty mess of affairs in
Louisiana in the appointment of ex-Governor
"Warmouth to be Collector of the Port
at New Orleans, and of John Patty, colored,
to be naval officer. Harrison's usual timid
ity and his penchant for refusing to decide
between rivals has led him into a great po
litical blunder. There were two strong
candidates for Collector, Chairman
Herwig, of the State Committee,
and Major Hero, who was supported by
Coleman, the lone Bepublican Congress
man from Louisiana. Herwig is the Louis
iana lottery man who has been keeping the
Bepublican party of his State alive during
the last 10 or 12 years by his contributions
to the campaign funds. "When he left
"Washington a few days ago it was with the
promise that nothing should be done about
the New Orleans offices prior to the cam
paign for Congressman in the Third Louis
iana District, wherein the Bepublican can
didate will be nominated to-morrow.
MONEY THBOWN AWAY.
Herwig announced his willingness to
spend 20,000 to secure the election of his
friend, ex-Congressman Darral. Now
comes the announcement of "Warmonth's
appointment to the Collectorship, just as
Herwig Is paying out the last dollar for del
egates in to-morrowJa-OHTentian. Bis
friends here say he has been shamefully
played upon, and that he will be more than
human if he does not suffer the election in
that district to goby default.
The President has set his heart on having
another Republican Congressman from
Louisiana, but in thus abandoning Herwig
on the very eve of the canvass, he is show
ing how little he knows about the game of
A STitlNG TIED TO IT.
It is understood the President has a string
tied to "Warmouth's appointment, for which
the papers have not been yet made out.
"Warmouth has pledged himself to carry the
Third district vacancy. And if he succeeds
in fulfilling his promise he will get the
Collectorship. Herwig thought he had
made precisely the same bargain, bnt the
President repudiated at the very last mo
ment because Herwig is connected with the
"Warmouth's candidate for Congress is H.
C. Minor, who has taken the lead in Louis
iana in the white man's Bepublican party
movement. As the district has 4,000 negro
majority it is not easy to see how Minor's
nomination could brighten the Bepnblican
Tbe negro leaders of the State, Pinchback
and Lewis, are already up in arms over tbe
appointment of Patty, and there seems to be
THE BEST OF SEASONS
why ex-Goveruor Kellogg should say, as
he does, that "in these Louisiana appoint
ments the President has just made a snot in
the brush to see what he could hit." Kel
logg adds that he is afraid that the"Presi
dent has given the. Third district Congress
man to the Democrats, thouchof course Re
publicans can carry it if they can raise
enough money. At the same time, Con
gressman Coleman is bitterly disappointed,
and the independent movement of Southern
Republicans for the purpose of controlling
the organization of the House is likely to
receive an accession from Louisiana.
Coleman, though elected as a Bepublican,
is, and has always been, a Democrat, turn
ing Republican simply to help preserve the
tariff on sugar. Now that the President
CONCLUDED TO SNUB COLEMAN
in the appointment of a Federal officer in
his own home, the Congressman may, in re
taliation, veer a little toward Democracy
before snow flies.
"Warmouth, who, as Collector of the Port,
will resume his old place as dictator of the
party in Louisiana, is an Illinois man who
found himself in New Orleans after the
war as provost marshal under military rule.
He owns what is probably the finest planta
tion in America, on a bayou of the Missis
sippi, about 100 miles from New Orleans;
7,000 acres of rich lands are under cultiva
tion, and aM dozen or more, sugar houses
turn out an immense production every year.
The house in which "Warmouth lives is
described as an American palace. This
property was inherited by his wife, whose
family are all Democrats. Mrs. "War
month's five young sons, she declares, she is
rearing to De good .Democrats nee their
DIVIDING THE COLORED TOTE.
The Democratic Colored Lengae Extending
ISrECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TBI DISrATCB.l
Habbisbubg, August 4. The Demo
cratic Colored League of Pennsylvania will
meet in this city on the 13th of September,
next, for the purpose of further organiza
tion to divide the negro vote in the interest
of the Democratic party. A number of
prominent colored men from Philadelphia,
Pittsburg and other towns in the State will
participate in tbe proceedings.
Other States than Pennsylvania are also
expected to be represented in the'' conven
tion by nero speakers bent on making a
break in the almost solid colored Bennbli-
w w ?
GROWING ALMOST TORRID.
The Fight For and Against Afabett Waxing
rSPXCXlX. TZXEOBAU TO TUX DISPATCH.1
Tbenton, N. J., August 4. The fight
for the Democratio gubernatorial nomina
tion is growing very warm. Leon Abbett
is marshaling his forces in every school dis
trict in the 21 counties in the State, and
with his usual self-confidence asserts that
he will win the battle. To be successful he
will have to wrest the nomination for Gov
ernor from Edward C. "Young, of Jersey
City, who, according to common report, has
been led into the field by Senator McPher
son. Young has no State reputation as a
politician, but he has done clever work for
his party in Hudson county, and with the
backing of Senator McPherson will make
it lively indeed for Abbett It is stated
that Miles Ross, the famous political slug
ger of Middlesex county, is enlisted in the
battle on McFherson's side, and Nels. Pid
cock, the boss or the Fourth Congressional
district, will fight with the boys on Ab
bett's side. If this is true neither faction
will be in a position after the battle to com
plain of badzgeneralship.
General Blodgett, who defeated Abbett
for Senator two years ago, is now an out-and-out
supporter of him for the Governor
ship. The next Governor will have the
dispensing of an immense amount of impor
tant patronage, and if Abbett gets in con
trol again it is considered certain that he
will be the next United States Senator.
NO SPIRIT IN IT AT ALL.
The Coming State Convention Too Much
. Cut-and-Drled to Be Interesting.
rsrxcuL tzugbak to tbs dispatch.
Harbisbubg, August 4. The Bepub
lican State Convention on "Wednesday will
be decidedly spiritless, from appearances.
There Is no sign of a fight on anything.
Speaker Boyer will be nominated for
State Treasurer by acclamation, and
there will no friction over the
construction of a platform. Boyer
will be here to-morrow, more to
meet his political friends than to look after
his chances. He will be accompanied by
Chairman Borke, of the Philadelphia Be
publican City Committee, Senator Penrose
and other local politicians.
- The Philadelphia delegation will make its
appearance on Tuesday afternoon, and in
the evening will hold a caucus, with Repre
sentative Brooks, of high-license fame, as
Chairman. The convention will get through
with its business in a few hours.
THE FIGHTING IN EGYPT.
Desperate Charges of the Dervishes JUpon
the Egyptian Line of Battle.
Oaibo, August 4. General Grenfell, In
his official report of yesterday's battle, says
that the dervishes made repeated and des
perate charges upon his men. They were
met by the infantry in line of battle sup
ported by the Twentieth Hussars and the
Egyptian Cavalry. The Egyptian horse
artillery did excellent service. The der
vishes numbered 3,000 fighting men. The
British troops will now return to Cairo.
It has been decided that a permanent oc
cupation of Sarras is necessary for the pro
tection of the frontier. A movement upon
Dongola is deemed useless unless the
Government assent to the views of the Eng
lish Generals that Berber should be as the
true key to the Soudan. The latest advices
give the Egyptian loss as 17 killed and 131.
One thousand dervishes were made pris
oners. DISASTERS IS CHINA AND JAPAN.
Fire sad Flood Cause Great-Xoss to Both
"VTjre and Property.
San FbAncisco, Cal.,, August 4. The
steamer "City of Pekin" arrived to-day
from Hong Kong and Honolulu. There is
much suffering in Lou Chow, China, caused
by the late fire which destroyed three-fifths
of the city. It is difficult for many of the
poor people to find means to sustain life.
Fortunately, however, rice is exceedingly
cheap this year.
Heavy rains fell in certain districts of
Japan last month. At Amagi and neigh
borhood, on the 10th, 565 houses were either
washed away or knocked down and 20 peo
ple drowned. At Hitka on the same date,
200 houses were washed away and nine peo
ple drowned. ..
In the celebration of the completion of
1,000 miles of railway in Japan, a sumptu
ous banquet was given on the 10th.
IN THE BUSINESS EXTENSIVELY.
A Forger Succeeds In Raising Funds to the
Amount of 88,600.
Yobk, Pa., August 4. Frederick
"Wrecker, a tanner of this city, is accused of
forging the name of Jacob Beichley, as
indorsed to a .number of notes aggregating
as near as can be ascertained at present
about $8,600. Several notes, amounting to
$1,840, were given to the "Western National
Bank, while one for $150 is held by the
City Bank, one for about $200 by the York
County National Bank and notes of an un
known amount by the First National Bank.
It is expected that several others will
turn up to-morrow. "Wrecker left home on
Friday afternoon, and his whereabouts are
unknown. Before he left he confessed the
forgeries to Mr. Beichley and Albert
Swyscr, and promised to make restitution.
LARGE FIRE AT SPOKANE FALLS.
The Northern Pacific Depot Destroyed and
Telegraph Connection Gone.
rSFXCTU. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCB.l
Pobtland, Ore., August4. A bulletin
from the "Western Union office, this city,
states that a large fire at 7 o'clock destroyed
the Northern Pacific depot at Spokane
Falls, The "Western Union office was also
destroyed. All connection with that place
The company will not be able to get a
wire there to-night, so particulars cannot be
The Probable Report of the Senatorial
Committee Which Investigated Alaska.
Chicago, August 4. Senators Dawes,
of Massachusetts, and Stockbridge, of Mich
igan, of the committee to investigate Indian
affairs in Alaska, arrived in the city to-dav,
after five weeks traveling in Alaska. "While
they declined to talk freely of the probable
report of the committee, Senator Dawes
stated that the stories of Indian outrages
had been greatly exaggerated.
ELECTIONS IN FRANCE.
A Boulanglst Lender Among tho Successful
Pabis, August 4. Second ballots for
members of the Councils General were
taken to-day in the cantons where no defi
nite result was obtained last week. The re
turns show the election of 12 Republicans
and 30 Conservatives. M. La Guerre, the
Boulanglst leader, was elected at La
Afraid of the Insurgents.
London, August 4. Dispatches from
Crete say that Riga Pasna, the new Gov
ernor of the Island, has ordered the with
drawal of the -troops into the forts with the
view of preventing collisions 'with thein-
PITTSBURGr - MONDAY,
The Captain of the Black Diamond
Refuses to Stay Captured.
YANKEE ORDERS ARE DISOBEYED
And the Vessel Sailed Away for Victoria
Instead of Sitka.
AN INCIDENT THAT MAI MAKE TROUBLE.
The Btory cf tbe Escape Is Considered Bemarkstls
The British sealer Black Diamond,
captured by trie? United States revenue
cutter. Bush, has escape1. A sailor was
riut on board to take her to Sitka, but his
orders were disobeyed, and the vessel was
run to Victoria. Assistant Secretary of
State "Wharton is much surprised by the
israelii. TxxxoaAK to nix czsrATCfl.l
VlCTOBIA, B. G., August 4. A thrill of
exultation swept over this city last evening
when the British sealer, Black Diamond,
recently seized by the United States revenue
cutter Bush sailed proudly into harbor,
with British colors flying gaily from her
masthea d. Cheer after cheer rang along the
water front, and the news flew over ibe:ity,
causing great excitement Captain Thomas
came ashore at once and was congratulated
on all sides.
He reported that Lieutenant TutOe, three
officers and two boat crews boarded him
from the American cutter Bush on the 11th
of July. He sighted the Bush five miles
away and immediately made sail, but was
overhauled in an hour's time. He kept on
his way. After three times ordering him to
lay-to the Bush steamed across his bows
and compelled him to do so. Lieutenant
Tuttle told him he was under seizure and
demanded hts papers. These Captain
Thomas refused to give. After repeated re
fusals Lieutenant Tuttle ordered the locker
broken open and took charge of the papers.
GOT SOME GOODS, ANYHOW.
"Lieutenant Tuttle then," continued
Captain Thomas, "left the Black Diamond,
taking with him our papers, 105 seal skins,
10 bags of salt and an assortment of Indian
spears. An American bluejacket was then
placed aboard and given written instruc
tions to take the schooner to Sitka and de
liver her over to the collector. The cap
tain and mate were to be detained and the
crew set at liberty."
The Bush then steamed away and Cap
tain Thomas took the vessel to Ounalaska
Harbor to see if the English war vessels
were there, passing the Bush four days
after the seizure, bat he was not hailed by
her. Finding no protection at Ounalaska,
he sailed out of Behring Sea on to Vic
toria, arriving here last evening. John
Hawkins, the "prize crew" of one placed
aboard the Black Diamond, says he was
well treated by the schooner's crew. He
immediately reported .the facts to the United
States Consulate here and handed in his in
structions. The matter has been wired to
"Washington.- ' ,
Captain Thomas says he plainly told the
Lieutenant commanding the Bush that he
jronld .no jkj jta Sjtka, and unless a-JargerfLand Toi Tu is his wife,
crew were place 'aboard his vessel ""would ) v
make sail for British waters. Everybody
here is delighted with his conduct. It is
thought it will bring about a speedy settle
ment of the whole trouble. Mr. Hammley,
Collector of Customs here, said that he is of
the opinion that when Hawkins was put
aboard the Black Diamond the people on
the Rush -did not care whether she came to
Victoria or not, as long as she got out of
the sea and stopped destroying seals.
CALLS IT BEHABKABLE.
A "Washington dispatch says: "It is a re
markable story, a very remarkable story,"
was the verdict of Assistant Secretary of
State "Wharton, when he was seen to-day by
the reporter of The Dispatch, in regard
to the alleged recapture of the Black Dia
mond, and hsr safe landing in British wa
ters at Victoria. Mr. "Wharton had not pre
viously heard of the story, which runs that
the officer who was placed in charge of the
Black Diamond by the commander of the
Bush, with orders to take her to Sitka, was
ignored as soon as the Rush was out of sight,
and the Captain of the Black Diamond then
changed her course and brought her to Vic
toria. "No information of this proceeding has
yet reached the State Department, but it
may be as is stated, nevertheless," con
tinued Mr. "Wharton. "What would be
done in case it is true? "Well, I must con
fess I do not know. It would probably
complicate things still more, but so far as the
officers of the Black Diamond are concerned,
I suppose there is no international law that
would make it a capital crime for the com
mander and men of a captured vessel tore
capture the craft if they can. I presume
he ought to be held responsible for the safe
ty of the officer of the Bush, but until I hear
jiore about the story I prefer not to speak
further of the matter.
Everybody Is Happy, But tho Cabinet Minis
ters Refuse to Talk.
Ottawa, Ont., August 4. The Govern
ment has not received any report regarding
the escape of the Black Diamond from the
United States authorities. The news of her
escape was given to the Cabinet Ministers
The news has given great satisfaction
here, but the members of the Government
decline to express an opinion. Mr. Powell,
Minister of Customs, has telegraphed for
IT IS THEIR TURN NOW.
An American Has Been Seized While
Halifax, N. S., August 4. A dispatch
to the American Consul General announces
the seizure at Gnysboro of the American
schooner, Vidette, No further particulars
SECRETARY TRACY ILL. t
His Doctor Advises Him to Remain Qnlet
for the Present.
"Washington, August Secretary of
the Navy Tracy was taken 111 Saturday
night with a severe case of dysen
tery, which has prostrated him
so that he has been compelled
to keep his room to-day. He was attended
by Dr. Ales, who has advised him to keep
very quiet and not to leavo the house for the
A" MASTODON'S TOOTH.
The Peculiar Discovery Hade In an Exca
vation Near Louisville.
Louisville, August 4. "While excava
ing in a caisson Tor the enlargement oft tbe
water works above the city yesterday-,-a
workman dug up a tooth of a mastodon.
It was 14 Inches in circumference and b
inches from the crown to the broken end ot
the tooth. It weighed 1 pound and 14
jF ' .-"-
AUGUST 5, 1889.
TO SHOOT 'BTJBKE.
A Cousin of Cronla'a Attempts to Kill, the
Suspect Great Crowds Surround the
Train While It Is Passing Through
Dakota Barke's Bravado.
rincxiL txLxosak to tbx disfjitcb.:
Fabgo, Dae, August 4. Martin Burke
passed through here to-night en route to
Chicago in charge of officers from that
city. He will probably never forget
his trip through Manitoba and Dakota.
At every station that the train stopped
there was a crowd waiting to catch a
glimpse of him. At Grafton, which is only
a few miles this side of the line, there were
' at least 300 men, the most of them Irishmen,
who boarded the sleeper and demanded ad
Many well-dressed young Irishmen were
jpenistent in their deaand to get into the
car, ana told Lieutenant Ross that if they
could only catch a glimpse of
the prisoner they would kill him
with as little hesitancy as they
would a rat "Dr. Cronin,'' said one
of them, "was a cousin of mine and I would
avenge his death if I could only get a
chance." As he'spoke he drew a revolver
from his pocket and peered into
the smoking compartment of the car
where Burke was with Officers Collins and
Broderick, but before he had time to distin
guish the faces in the compartment. Lieu
tenant Boss hustled him off the platform.
Burke heard the stranger's threats. '
"I might as well be shot in Dakota as
banged in Chicago," he said. Notwith
standing his air of bravado he is badly
frightened. He" believes that if he
eats with the officers they would
drug him. "You fellows," he told Officer
Collins, "want me to talk, but I'll fool you
all before we get to Chicago. You can't get
anything out of me."
A RUNAWAY-STREET OAR
Dashes Down Hill, Injures Several Persona
ami Is Stopped by a. Herd of Cows.
rsrzcui txxxobax to tbx dispatch.
New Yobk, August 4. A car on the
Jersey City and Bergen Point line was
fitted up on Saturday with a new patent
brake which operates with a lever. The car
was filled with women and children on its
first trip, some city officials being on the
brake platform smoking.
Going down a steep hill the connecting
rod of tbe new brake snapped and the car
ran on the mules, which started on a run.
There was a panic and Surrogate Donougn
and his Deputy Thomas Ellis were pushed
off before the rush could be checked. They
were badly bruised and will sue the com
pany. The car was stopped by running
into a herd of cows. The women were in
many cases prostrated by the fright, but all
A SAH0AN DELEGATION
That Will-Appear as One of tho-AttraciIons
of an American Circus.
Omaha, Neb., August 4. Five natives
of the Samoan Islands passed through
Omaha this morning on the Burlington, en
route to Chicago, where they will fill an
engagement with a circus. In their appear
ance they do not differ materially from the
natives of Japan, except that the former are
more musonlar and larger proportioned.
Like the Jap, they have high cheek bones,
sallow complexion and wide proboscises.
Two of them had auburn hair, which de-
Sarted perpendicularly from their non
Their names, as registered on the railway
bulletin, were: Mauogi Tastita, Latafi
Leasaiso, Atopau, Mua Letungoefo, and
Toi Tu. AtoDau is chief of the dele cation.
TWO MURDERERS DECLARED INSANE.
An Old Crank Who Killed an Iceman With,
out any Apparent Provocation.
rsriciAL txlxgbah to the dispatctAi
Tbenton, N". J., August 4. James Mc
Caren, the old man who recently killed
John Shea, an iceman, in this city, was to
day taken to the State Lunatio Asylum
above Trenton. McCaren shot Shea
through the heart on the 3d of June. He
was considered eccentric but harmless, until
he committed this crime, for which there
was no provocation.
Another muraerer likely to follow Mc
Caren to the asylum is Patrick Coffee,, of
Jersey City, who killed his sweetheart
A REDUCTION OF DIFFERENTIALS.
Tho Basis for the Settlement of the Trans
Omaha, Neb., August 4. The terms of
settlement of the trans-continental difficul
ties were made known here to-day. The re
sult shows a reduction in its differentials
allowed the Canadian Pacific of about 30
per cent on all freights from Chicago, Mil
waukee, Detroit, Toledo, Pittsburg, Buffa
lo, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Balti
more and common points to and from Pacific
coast points. The differential on business
originating at St. Paul and common points
and destined to Pacific coast points and vice
versa remain unchanged.
JAMES BUCKNER DEAD.
Paralysis Ends the Life of a Distinguished
Kentnckiau at a Ripe Old Age.
Louisville, August 4. James F.Buck
ner, Sr., died here to-day of paralysis. He
was 76 years old. He was a Virginian by
birth. He served 14 years in the Kentucky
Legislature. He was made Speaker of the
Lower House, being the youngest in the
history of the body.
He served with distinction during the
war and was made a Collector of Internal
Revenue by President Grant He held this
place three terms, leaving with Garfield's
THE MURDER OF A TOURIST.
Thrown Over a Cllfl" by the Man Who Was
London, August 5. Edwin Rose, an
English tourist, left a hotel at Broddick
Bay, Scotland, on July 17 to ascend the
Goatfell. He Vas accompanied by a man
named Annandale, who afterward returned
to the hotel alone and took Rose's bag.
Search was made and the corpse of Rose
was found hidden beheath a pile of stones.
He had evidently been thrown from a cliff.
No trace of the murderer has been found.
Tragedy at a Church Picnic
St. Louis, August 4. Information comes
from Caruthersville, Mo., that Boze "Wells,
a farmer, to-day shot and killed his brother-in-law,
Henry Oliver. The tragedy oc
curred at a church picnic The cause was
Boiled to Death la a Vat.
Kansas City, August 4. Frank Mar
tin, an employe of the Kansas City Des
sicatine and Refining Company, fell into a
vat of boiling grease this afternoon at the
company's works and was' boiled to death.
Sad Ending to a Sailing Trip.
Pembroke, Mass., August 4. Fred
Allen and Marcus Hewe were drowned here
to-day. They with others were out sailing
when a gust of wind overturned their boat.
Aa Author's Serious Illness.
London, August 5. "Wilkie Collins,
the novelist, who has been ill for some time,
has had a relapse.
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JESSE JAMES, JUNIOR.
Two Rustic Youths Successfully Hold
Up a Pullman Sleeper.
THEY TOOK UP A COLLECTION,
Using a Brace of Loaded Revolvers as a
DESPERATE FIGHT ON THE PLATFORM.
Tie Bobbers Leap From tbs Train and Easily Effect
Their Escape. '
"With revolvers pointed a pair of young
train robbers held up the "Wabash "Western
express near Kansas City. The passengers
were terrified and surrendered their valu
ables without a word. A wild struggle on
the platform with the conductor followed.
Shots were fired, but the desperadoes es
caped." Kansas Cut, August 4. "Hold up
your hands!" Such was the command that
astonished the passengers on the St Paul
"sleeper" attached to the rear of the "Wa
bash "Western Express as it pulled out of
Harlem at 8:50 o'clock last evening. The
command was spoken by one of the two men
whose faces were concealed by handker
chiefs who had entered the rear of the
The passengers turned to ascertain the
source of the command, and looked into the
threatening muzzles of two revolvers.
Hands went up. The cautionary words
that followed were not necessary: "The
first who offers resistance will be shot down
by our man on the platform."' There was
no man on the platform, but the passengers
submitted as quietly as if there'had been a
There were seven people in the coach, five
passengers, the sleeping car conductor and
the porter. Of tbe passengers, one was a
lady. At the first command her face
blanched with fear. Her hands went up for
a moment, and then fell lifelessly into her
lap. She had fainted.
not vest dangebous.
"I guess they wont bother us," remarked
one of the robbers, and satisfied that no re
sistance would be offered, thev commenced
their work of plunder. One man "went
through" the passengers, one by one, while
the other, with his revolver in his extended
arm, kept a watchful looK out for signs of
opposition. In this way the plunderer se
cured all the booty he could in his haste,
and when it was all over, and the robbers
had escaped, the passengers found they had
been relieved of 5175 in cash and two gold
The "Wabash "Western train left Kansas
City at 820 o'clock last night It was com
posed of the baggage, express and smoking
cars, and one day coach, two Mann bondoir
cars and one Pullman car. The latter car
was the St Paul sleeper, where the robbers
commenced their work. When the train
reached the Missouri river bridge two men
were seen to get off the forward end of the
baggage car and disappear behind a lumber
pUe. The train hands thought they were
tramps who hs,d stolen a ride from Kansas
City and paid no attention to the event.
They are convinced now that they were the
robbers, and that they caught the rear end
of the lass sleeper as it passed the lumber
A BOLD PAIS.
Justas the train pulled out of Harlem the
robbers entered the car and went through
the passengers B3 described. It was evi
dently their intention to rob the passengers
in all the coaches, "working" tbe train
from the rear, for as they left the St Paul
sleeper they again cautioned its occupants
to not give the alarm under penalty of be
ing shot by "the man on the platform."
Leaving the St. Paul coach, they started
for the nexttpne ahead. On the platform
they met tbe conductor of the train, John
Roach. One of the robbers pushed his re
volver under the conductor's nose, and
with an oath, ordered him to hold up his
hands. The conductor supposed from the
nature of their disguise that a number of
railroad men who had taken passage on the
train were playing a practical joke on him,
and with a laugh he attempted to pnsh past
them and enter the sleeper.
Just then a gust of wind swept aside the
masks of the robbers and then he knew that
the affair was one of dead earnest He had
no weapon but he carried his lantern in his
hand and he dealt one of the men a vicious
blow on the head, smashing the lantern's
glass and extinguishing the light Simul
taneously with his assault the other robber
fired a snot at him from his revolver.
A little wild shooting.
The aim was bad, and the bullet missed
its mark. The first robber had by this time
recovered himself and he too took a shot at
the conductor. His aim was no more pre
cise than his partner's. The robbers then,
with oae parting shot, swung off from the
steps of the car. As they did so, the con
ductor hurled his lantern alter them deter
mined to have the "last tag" on them.
The train was running at the rate of 25
miles an hour too fast for anyone, except
under desperate chances, to jump off with
out risking his life, and Conductor Roach
did not attempt it. He swung out beyond
the side of the car, however, and saw the
robbers arise and make with all haste for
the dirt road that leads to Kansas City.
That was the last seen of them.
In the meantime the passengers in the St.
Paul coach had been so completely terror
ized that they did not regain their senses
until they heard tbe tiring on the platiorm.
Then one of them pulled the cord that con
nects with the airbrake and the train came
to a standstill. By this time the train had
run a mile beyond the place where the rob
bers had escaped.
in. hot bubsuit.
"W. H. Bonnell, special agent of the road,
was a passenger in the smoking car. When
the train came to a full stop he rushed out
to ascertain the cause. Learning from the
conductor the occurrence of the robbery, he
immediately set to work to begin the chase
for the robbers. He ordered the engineer to
run the train to Randolph, a few miles
ahead, and there he uncoupled the engine
and ran it back to Harlem.
There he found Deputy Sheriff Tomlin
son. Guards were stationed at the approaches
of the bridge to prevent the robbers' en
trance into Kansas City, and two posses
were organized to scour the country for the
fugitives. Special Agent Tomlinson then
walked back to Kansas City, arriving there
at 2:30 o'clock this morning, and reported
the case to the police, who are keepinsr a
lookout in the city for the road agents. The
police of the neighboring towns have also
been asked to arrest anyone answering the
description of the robbers.
The robbers are described as rather youth
ful, not over 20 or 23 years of age, of slight
build and dressed something like farmer's
VEST CLEVEB WOBK.
No one saw their faces except the con
ductor, and by the dim light of his lantern
he received no definite impression of their
features. Kansas City people are beginning
to wonder if the days of Jesse James have
not come again. Two robberies which would
have done him cre'dit in his palmiest days
have occurred recently.
One was the train robberv of last niirht
The other was the theft of a handful of dia-
moods fxoaajewelry store inbroad daylight, J
the keeping at bay at the '.arevolver
of the pursuing crowd anuyijfjXpf the
thief. "Whether the two chFJfcXany
connection in their principals': F) N
queauon. Aney ooia were in,, . JU
uoia and very successful. The poo. Av
iuc tram rouuers is we ouiy tuiug u xqt
Jesse might have been ashamed.
PETROLEUM IN MICHIGAN.
One Community That ta Much Excited by
nn OH Discovery
Pobtland, Mich, August 4. For some
time past the presence of a considerable
quantity of i oil has been noticed in Grand
river, and a discovery was made this week
that threw the town into excitement The
source of the oil has been found near the
head of the creek, where it oozes forth in
considerable quantities from the rocks. An
expert was summoned early in the week and
to-day made his report
He says the oil is equal to the finest Ohio
product and that gas exists in large quanti
ties in the rocks and can be had for the bor
incr. A seam was opened this afternoon in
the rock and the oil gushed out liberally.
The town is very much excited, and visions
of rivaling the Standard Oil Compacy dance
before their eyes. The work of developing
the find will be pushed.
DID NOT STOP FOR ORDERS.
A Fatal Collision on the Virginia midland la
the, Early Morning.
"Washington, August 4. A collision
occurred on the Virginia Midland Railroad
this morning, at Burleys, Va., 14 miles
north of Charlottesville, Va., between two
freight trains. Fireman Fred A. Fox, of
the south-bound freight, was killed in
stantly, and Engineer Charles Davis of the
north-bound freight seriously injured. En
gineer Ernest Hayes, of the south-bound
freight, and Brakman M. A. McDonald
are missing, and are supposed to be under
Fireman Kelly and Brakeman McClain,
both of Alexandria, were also badly injured.
The accident was due to the neglect of the
south-bound crew to s topi for orders. Both
engines were badly damaged, as were the
cars of both trains.
Serious Charge Brought Against a New
York Mill Striker.
rSPECIAI, TKLEOBAJt TO TBX DMFATCn.l
New Yobk, August 4. Isidor Basso, a
weaver in Joseph Loth & Co.'s silk ribbon
mills, at One Hundred and Fiftieth street
and Tenth avenue, was arrested on Satur
day on the charge of wilfully destroying
valuable machinery and silks in the mill.
He was brought before Justice "Welde, in
the Harlem Court, this morning.
Mr. Bernard -Loth appeared lor the firm.
He produced a fine steel sieve-like appar
atus, through which he said the silk thread
passes in making the ribbon. A piece of
half-finished ribbon was in the machine.
Both were stained a dark brown, and the
steel bore the marks of acid. There is a
strike going on among the hands.
, THE QDEEN A COLONEL.
Victoria .Honored With a German Com
mand by Her Boynl Grandson.
London, August 4. Emperor "William
has conferred upon the Queen the command
of the First Dragoon Gnards of Berlin, and
upon the Duke of Cambridge the honorary
Colonency of a regiment of infantry. The
document conferring the appointment upon
the Queen reads:
Most Ilixstkioue Gransxothxr: It is a
special honor for me to be able to enroll yon in
an army in which your sons and grandsons and
other relations have filled honorable positions
for many years.
The queen in return has made the Em
peror an honorary admiral of the British
navy. This rank has been conferred upon
no other German prince since the time of
Frederick the Great
POISONED ON BOILED TONGUE.
Thirteen People In a Boarding Home Ha vo
a Narrow Escape.
,rSFECIAI. TELiaHAM TO TBX DISPATCDI
Lawbence, Mass., August 4. Thirteen
persons were poisoned by eating boiled
tongue at a boarding house in this
city to-day. Miss Chapman, the proprie
tress, was one of the victims. Several
physicians were summoned, and it was only
after working several hours that they saved
the lives of the poisoned people. The latter
It is not known what caused the trouble,
but the meat has been sent to a chemist for
analysis. Miss Chapman has no reason to
believe that any one willfully dosed the
meat with poison. It was a narrow escape
BURKE STARTED SOUTH.
The Cronin Suspect Will Arrive In Chicago
"Winnipeg, August 4. Chief Hubbard,
of Chicago, accompanied by Officers Col
lins, Ross and Broderick, left by the Mani
toba this moming for Chicago with Martin
Burke, the extradited Cronin suspect
They expect to reach St Paul early to
morrow and Chicago late Monday night
The witnesses kept here since the trial were
also taken south with the party.
Burke was taken from jail by the officers
early this morning and hidden in the train
in the yards, disappointing a large number
of curious citizens who had gathered to see
the supposed murderer.
A Midnight Burglar Cuts a Woman's Throat
While She Was Sleeping.
Indianapolis, August 4. The throat
of Mrs. Mary Smith, a widow, was cut by a
burglar while she was asleep last night
She was awakened by consciousness of a
stinging pain in her neck, and involun
tarily raising her hand she felt the keen
edge of a knife or razor across her iffigers.
She screamed, and her son from -a room up
stairs came to her assistance, but the burglar
The wound was deep, and the severance
of the jugular vein was prevented only by
the slight obstruction of the strings to her
night cap, which were cut She will die.
No attempt at robbery was made.
VENGEANCE WAS SWIFT.
The Son of a Murdered Man Speedily Kills
Vebdigeis, Ind. Tee., August 4. John
Gibbs, formerly of Missouri, and David
Erwin, formerly of Illinois, rented a farm
near here a year ago. Yesterday they quar
reled over the division of crops. Erwin
found Gibbs later in the day working in a
field and fired a charge from a shotgun into
his body, killing him instantly.
Charles -Gibbs, a son of the murdered
man, ran to a wagon near by where he had
a gun concealed. With it he avenged his
father's murder by shooting and killing
Death of a Pioneer Priest.
Kansas Citt, August 4. Father Ham
ill, the pioaeer priest of Missouri, died at
Shoskleford, Mo., to-day,' aged 76 years.
Father HamiU's service In the chnrch cov
ered a period of 41 years in Missouri, the
most of which time was ocennied in ortran-
iziog new churches.
Can reach the best
class of Investors
thronVn. THE DIS
PATCH. The bestr
men In business can
also be reached
throucrh TUB Lua-
NO TIME IS WASTED.
Yeldell, alias Flemon, is Taken to
Igefield, Where it is Expected .
SsfefrAL WILL BEGIN TO-DAY.
Deputy Strom Saj3 Pittsburg Men Offered
Him Bribes to
ALLOW HIS PRISONER TO BE RESCUED.
A Berers Criticism on tbe Panel of Jorors Drawa ta
Yeldell, alias Flemon, has been taken
back to Edgefield, and his trial is expected
to begin to-day. Deputy Strom says he was
offered bribes in Pittsburg to allow his pris
oner to escape.
rSrXCIAI. TILEOKAM TO TBX DISPATCH.
Columbia, S. C, August 4. Yeldell, in
charge of Deputies Strom and Lyon, was
taken to Edgefield on the early train this
morning. Court opens there to-morrow.
Judge Pressley, who will preside at tho
term; State's Solicitor Nelson, Official
Stenographer McFeat and Colonel Echols
went on the same train.
Colonel Echols had an interview yester
day with Governor Richardson and- State's
Solicitor Nelson. He says that he has be
come the attorney for Yeldell, after consul
ation with Governor Beaver, in order that
he may, upon his return to Pittsburg, as
sure, with personal knowledge, the friends
and supporters of Yeldell that he has re
ceived proper treatment and a fair trial.
He has no fears of violence in Edgefield.
Yeldell will also have Mr. "W. C Benet to
defend him, and, with such men as counsel,
he will be far better off than many a white
A tale wrnr yeldell.
"When your correspondent sought to inter
view Yeldell yesterday evening he an
nounced that by advice of his counsel, Colo
nel Echols, he must decline to talk. After
some persuasion, however, he consented to
answer a few questions. He stated that
when he fled from Edgefield in 1884, he re
mained in South Carolina for tome time,
and that he had preached right here in Co
lumbia. He had traveled around a good
deal and had been back to the State several
times. He said that he was in Edgefield
when Josh and 'Lige Briggs were in the
jail there previous to their triaL He had
made some money in Pittsburg by keeping
a candy shop, and had retained Colonel
John W. Echols, the Hon. "W. C. Benet, of.
Abbeyville. and Arthur E. Tompkins, of
Edgefield, as his counsel.
HE STILL HAS HOPES.
"Do you expect to be acquitted?"
""Well, I'm trusting."
""What name do you go by now?"
"Ask my lawyer."
"Is it Yeldell or Flemon?"
The prisoner wonld not answer this ques-
.tion, and was then asked how "Flemon" is
pronoanced, to which he replied:
"Well, I suppose you put the stress on
Deputy Strom gave an interesting account
of his visit to Pittsburg and his various ex
periences there. He said that various bribes
had been offered him to allow the pris
oner to be rescued. The plan proposed
was that a party of armed men
should meet him at some station not far
from Pittsburg, and after a seemingly hard
fight he should surrender the prisoner. The
first bribe offered him was by a man who
approached him in the hall "of a military
company about 10 o'clock on the 19th of
July and tendered him $500 as the repre
sentative of a number ot Yeldell's friends.
A deputy sheriff also met him in the Court
House and offered to add 5200 to what had
already been offered.
THE BRIBE BEFUSED.
To these advances Strom replied that 70
times $700 would be no inducement to him
to violate his honor. On the same night
that he was offered the $500 an attempt was
made to break into his room. The man was
caught by the proprietor of the hotel and
made to leave. From the description given
of the man, Strom believes that he was the
same deputy sheriff that offered him the
bribe of $200.
Strom says that he was never better treat
ed in his life than he was by the whole police
force in Pittsburg.
The trip from Pittsburg to Columbia was
without incident Detectives Fitzgerald
and Dennison, of Pittsburg, accompanied
the party as far as Washington. At each
station where the train stopped a crowd of
negroes was present, but the two Pittsburg
officers prevented any of them from entering
the car. When Washington was reached
it was thought that all danger was over and
the Pittsburg detectives returned home.
THE JUBV WITH FLEMON.
The Edgefield Chronicle has a peculiar
opinion of the jury drawn to serve at this
term of the court in that county. In pub
lishing the names of the jurors the Chroni
This week we publish one of the petit jaries
for the August term, with the strong convic
tion, thoupn we are sorry to express it, that tho
foulest and most red-handed murderer will ha
supremely safe in their hands, especially, if that
murderer has money or influential friends. In
truth. South Carolina juries have become
another name for pitiful weakness and ignoble
AN OVATION FOR YELDELL.
He Was Greeted Everywhere by Crowds
ol Colored People.
Detectives Dennison and Fitzgerald, who
accompanied John Yeldell and the South
Carolina deputies to Washington on Thurs
day night, returned last evening. Yeldell
was expected all along the line, and at
every stopping place a crowd of colored
men boarded the train, anxious to see and
shake hands with the famous prisoner.
Upon arriving at "Washington the party
had to wait four hours for a train South,
and Yeldell was placed in jail at "Washing
ton. The colored people gathered in great
crowds to see the prisoner.
A KEW POSTAL FEATURE.
Special Delivery Letters Tnkcn to Their
Destination on Snndny.
New Yobk, August 4. For the first
time there was a" special delivery of letters
here to-day. Postmaster Van Cott holds
that so long as a fee of ten cents for special
delivery is collected the special service
should be rendered irrespective of the day
of the week.
The general postoffice was open to-day
from 9 to 11 A. u., during which hours
quite a number of letters for special delivery
were received. This Sunday delivery will
YERY DRY IN CINCINNATL
Tho Saloons AH Closed, and Only Six Ar
rests Made During the Day.
Cincinnati August 4. To-day has been
the quietest Sunday since the Owen law
was enacted. A few saloons are carrying on1
a side-door business, but these have guards
stationed outside that admit only known
persons. At the present writing there have
been only six arrests, and so trouble ot any
kind has been reported,