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HUGE WHITE WINGS
Flapping Lazily Over the Dele
gates to To-Day's State
DOVES OR SEA GULLS?
Hard to Tell to Which of These Birds
i AT ANI BATE THEI SIGNIFY PEACE.
All In Readiness for the Ratification Meet
ins at the Capital Speaker Boyer to be
Glren Ills Reward Gracefully Wnlter
Iron to be Temporary Cbalrmnn, a
Qnay Said Tlio Platform A creed Upon,
a Quay Outlined It Everything Else to
GoTbronchaa tbe Junior Senator Wills
It Ills Candidate for Gorernor to be
Permanent Cbnlrmnn What the Plat
form Wilt Look Like.
All is ready at Harrisburg for the Be
pnblican State Convention, which will be
called to order at 10 o'clock this morning.
"Walter Lyon to be Temporary Chairman,
Senator Delamater Permanent Chairman,
Speaker Boyer nominated for State Treas
urer, Chairman Andrews renominated, a
platform adopted, and then a tame affair
will be over.
IFItOM A STAFF COBBXSrOXPEXT.
Harbisbubg, August 6. Two monstrous
white wings seemed to flap lazily in the air
just over the Lochiel Hotel, this evening.
A real picture of peace gave birth to the
vision, and later in the night there was a
doubt as to whether it was a mere demon
stration of the occult, for it seemed as
though doves fluttered in through the win
dows of every room of the hotel and perched
upon the grand staircase railing overlook
ing the crowded lobby down stairs. If they
were not to be seen, they could be heard
cooing. Everybody heard them. Peace be
First to Sigh for a Flsbt.
General Prank Beeder, of Eastern, was the
first to snort as a political warhorse will
and sigh for a fight. He deftly tried to
knock a chip off Walter Lyon's shoulder by
allowing it to be announced that he would
be a candidate for temporary chairman of
to-morrow's convention. About sundown a
dove spotted the General, flew straight to
his bosom, and the gallant-looking gentle
man clapped his coat over the bird, and
holding np his other hand, cooed: "I'm no'
candidate, I'm for peaeeJi -
. Na'Antl-Trnst PlanBTKeeded.
There are some political carpenters who
are not satisfied with the architecture of
Bepnblican platforms in late years, so they
came here to-day just a few of them, how
ever, with keen-edged saws and sharpened
axes ready to make a change, and it was
rather a startling innovation they proposed.
It was not a double-nailed plank, or an ad
ditional step to reach the platform, but it
was a fancy turret, with the signboard
"Against Trusts." But on each of the saws
there soon perched a dove. Then the axes
fell powerless. The carpenters hadn't the
heart to murder peace.
Only a Suspicion of n Row.
Still another vague suspicion of a fight
floated in the air when the country deie
, gates began discussing the temperance "feat-
ures of to-morrow's platform. One man
wanted a local option plank inserted, so that
the ultra-temperance counties could be paci
fied without involving tbe large cities of the
State. But suddenly he and a handful of
followers became charmed by the seductive
billing of a whole bevy of doves.
Then Major Sam Loesch, of Schuylkill
county, tried to work up a sentiment that
tbe whole temperance question is
Now a. Dead Issue
and should be omitted entirely from to
morrow's platform. The wing ot a dove
whisked so sharply in his eves that he could
sot see straight tbe remainder of the night.
So he was for quiet and peace, and the local
option granger was too. And, as for the
high license advocatesl "Why they had
brought cages or doves with them, and were
ready to make presents oi them to their
Thus did all endeavors to get up a fight
meet with ignoble failure. It was not a
fighting crowd. The disposition was just
the opposite. "While that is true, candor
compels me to acquaint the readers of Tiie
A Horrible Suspicion
that prevailed here late to-night. It is said
that the birds described in the foregoing
were not doves but that they were sea gulls
. from the masts of Matthew Stanley Quay's
yacht Manatee, off Brigantine Beach. By
men who ought to know, this is denied.
State Chairman Andrews says they were
genuine doves. Senator Delamater declares
theyiwere the fancy breed of doves, and
"Walter Lyon adds that he was sure he
noticed some of them carrying olive
branches. Nevertheless, it begins to look
as though they were really sea gulls from
Too Lute to be Remedied.
I am sorry I built up such an interesting
conceit on the dove theory, but as the tele
graph operator had sent the first part of my
message before the exact difference between
a peace dove and a sea gall was determined
over at the LochicI, I do not hold myself
to blame for fooling the reader. Blame it
on an off rear in politics and the prospect
ot an insufferably dull convention on to
morrow. There was only one thing left for the
newspaper correspondents to do. Quay and
his sub-leaders had it all cut and dried as to
the nomination of Speaker H. K. Boyer for
"State Treasurer and Bill Andrews for Chair
man of the State Committee. "We were, not
taken into the fisherman's confidential net
in that catch, so the reporters were busy
this evening helping to frame platform
lor the Bepnblican party in Pennsylvania.
,j artL,.Aif .... "Vrikwit 'iliiissttsYrfiWfir ( tY'nMIEL & -JtlSAmSk'iSKSk s
Later on Representative Andrews and Sen
ator Delamater compared this with the plat
form which Quay approved in Philedelphia
yesterday. It once more -proved that
'Great minds run in the same channel."
All Heady for the Convention.
All Is ready for the. convention, which
meets at 10 A. m., to-morrow. Decorators
'are at work in the Opera House, hanging
bright-colored bunting throughout the hall
in graceful designs, and otherwise throwing
a cheerful look into it. Secretary Leach, of
the State Committee, has engaged a band,
which will be instructed to play low, soft
musio, and not disturb the harmony of the
convention by trying to blow the roof off
the Opera House.
It has been decided to make "Walter Lyon,
of Pittsburg, temporary Chairman, and
Senator Delamater permanent Chairman..
Brooks, the father of the high license law,
had been'spoken of for permanent Chairman,
bnt unquestionably that would have em
phasized high license too much. On the
other hand, Delamater can be given a boost
in this way in his Gubernatorial canvass.
It gives him more prominence. As for
"Walter Lyon's selection, that is the. best
evidence in the world of the training he is
being put through by Quay for leadership
in some capacity, if it cannot be in
Who Will Name Them.
Senator Boies Penrose, of Philadelphia,
will nominate H. K. Boyer, of Philadel
phia, for State Treasurer. "Walter Lyon
had been talked of as a toeond to the mo
tion, but 25 others are anxious for the same
chance to be heard. Representative An
drews will be nominated for State Chairman
by a man from the "West General Frank
Reader will be Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions, and David Lane will be
Chairman of the Committee on Organiza
tion. Candidate Boyer held open court in C. L.
Magee's old room at thetLochiel to-day.
He did nothing but shake hands and tell
stories ail day and evening. Candidate
Andrews was very busy assisting State Sec
retary Leach make arrangements for the
convention. Neither pulled a wire, neither
asked for a vote. That was not necessary.
Had it been Matt.Quay would not be out
The Piece of Political literature Complete
The TJsnnI Indorsements Amend-
meets to the Brooks Xaw and
It was nearly midnight whenl succeeded
in getting an ontline of the platform which
will be adopted by the convention to-morrow.
Although the headings were known
to Quay yesterday, the details were in
trusted to Messrs. Andrews, Delamater and
Lyon. They consulted with various dele
gates this afternoon, and by 8 7. M. the bit
of political literature was complete.
It starts out with the usnal indorsements
of the national and State administrations.
Governor Beaver's administration is indorsed
in a general way. Had that portion of the
platform been reduced to fine details, the
Governor's course at Johnstown would have
forced itself forward, and that -was a sub
ject better left untouched. Further along
there is a resolution of condolence for the
sufferers of the Conemaugh Valley flood,
and suggesting that some action be taken by
the National Government looking to a per-
Of course there is nothing, in the rumor
that the indorsement of Harrison's admin
istration would be weakened by a word or
two about his backwardness in "turning the
rascals out." That was a lie out of the
The platform reaffirms the party's posi
tion on the question on high license. This
is prefaced by a sort of preamble about the
party having, fulfilled its pledge to submit
the prohibition qnestion to a vote of the peo
ple. Of the result, words1 addressed to a
baby could not be more tender.
Recommendations are made for the con
solidation of all future amendments pro
posed to the Brooks law. This is with the
end in view of placing some restrictions on
the high license law, to patch up the fences
broken down by the Supreme Court for
wholesalers and bottlers.
Another plank relates to soldiers and pen
sions. It advocates a liberal construction of
pension laws, and recommends further
amendments in order to broaden the scoDe
of the law and make the policy progressive, i
11 not in words, the plans in enect indorses
There is a high tariff plank in the plat
form, as usual, beside resolutions on the
death of General Cameron, and other mat
ters. COUNTY ORGANIZATION.
Allegheny Too Foorly Represented to
Select Its Officers Testerday Those
Chosen by the Other Counties
In the Western Fart of
Only six of the Allegheny county dele
gation were hero up to midnight. Messrs.
Armstrong, Bradley, Lyon, Boyse, Mc
Cleary and Smith. The others were ex
pected at 2 A. M. Tbe resnlt was no caucus
could be held, and thus far the only mem
bers proposed for organization, from that
county are Emanuel "Wertheimer for one of
the Vice Presidents, and John H. Smltley
for honorary secretary; Arthur Kennedy, a
member of the Organization Committee,
and James Bradley on the Resolutions
Committee. Allegheny county members of
the State Committee thus far decided upon
are Joseph T. Nevin, of Sewickley, and
Jesse M. Geary, of Allegheny, in the Forty
second district; "W. S. "Williams, of "Wil
kinsburg, and E. L. Thompson, of Taren
tum, in the Forty-fourth district; John "W.
Nesbitt, of Oakdale, and Christ Trautman,
of the Southside, in the Forty-fifth district.
The delegates from other Senatorial districts
in "Western Pennsylvania have made the
following selections for appointments to
morrow: Thirty-fifth Vice President, Ed 8. Hall, or
Blair county; Secretary, T. F. Johnston, or
Blair county; Organization, John II. Rose, or
Cambria: Resolutions, J. C. Stineman, of Cam
bria; State Committee for Blair, T. F. John
ston; State Committee for Cambria, F. A.
Thirty-sixth Vice President, FInley Mc
Johnson. or Fnlton; Secretary, John W. Smith,
or Bedford; Organization. IT. c. Evans, or
Bedford; .Resolutions, Edgar Kyle, or Somer
set; State' Committee for Somerset, F. W.
Bieseckor. . - ..
Thirty-seventh Vice PresIdentJohn W.Neil,
of Indiana; Secretary, J. O, Edelblute, or Jef
ferson: Resolutions, w. S. Dougherty, of Indi
ana; State Committee for Indiana, Hugh 11.
Thirty-ninth Vice President, James Pinker
ton; Secretary. Thomas J. Williams; Organiza
tion, M. A. Graham; Resolutions. J. Covoda
Reed; 8Ute Committee. George F. Hull and
"William J. HI tchman. alt Weuisoreland,
Fortieth Vice President, J. H.Hnmbertson,
or Fayette; Secretary. John R. Byrne, ot Fay
ette; Organization. A F. Cooper, or Fayette;
Resolutions, J. P. Teagarden, ot Greene; State
Committee for Fayette, Robert F.Sheappard;
f or G reene, P. A. Knox. r
Forty-nrst Vice President. R. H.Jones, of
Armstrong; Secretary. A. B. Gibson, of Butler;
Organization, W. C. Flndler, or Butler; Reso
lutions. Joseph G. Bexle, of Armstrong; State
Committee for Armstrong, Daniel Bowers; for
Bntler, John Dlndinger.
' Fortr-sixth Vice President. "William A.
Gabby, of Washington; Secretary, John H.J
Williams, or Beaver: Organization. John.F.
Cooper, of Washington: Resolutions, Joseph
I Anderson, or Beaver; State Committee, J.
B. Finley, for Washington; Michael Weyand,
for Beaver. L. E- Stofiei
QUA! OFF FOR HIS, SAIL;
The Party ot National Committeemen Aboard
rsrzcxix, TSXZCUAU to tub dispatch.:
Philadelphia, August 6. While the
minor statesmen were selecting shady seats
in the cars at the Broad street station this
morning, and making things comfortable
for the run to Harrisburg, a few of the
greater political luminaries were busily en
gaged In preparing for a fishing try). Sena
tor Quay, Assistant Postmaster General
Clarksori, Colonel A. L. Conger, of Ohio,
and "William Cassius Goodloe. of Ken
tucky, left the Continental Hotel at, 9
o'clock, and were soon on board the Man
atee, at Callowhill street wharf. Colonel
Dudley didn't accompany the party, Wing
taken an early train for "Washincton.
Jacob "Wildemore had been aboar for
several hours superintending the work of
getting things in trim, and when the quar
tett stepped on board no time was ost in
getting ont into mid-stream.
The Manltee, by direction ofMrJDisston.
who met the party at the wharf, fira steamed
up the river to show the visitor! Cramp's
shipyard and other interesting ipints, and
before noon was on her way Jwn. The
party will cruise along the coat, stopping
at Atlantic City, Cape May and other
points, and mav iro as far asiar Harbor.
The programme, however, willf depend en
tirely upon tne weather.
CHIN FOE THE CHINES MISSION.
Editor DeYonne Confers WHb the Presi
dent on an Important Topic
IBPICL4L TELEGRAM TO THI DISPATCH.
"Washington, August j. M. H. De
Young, editor and proprietor of the San
Francisco Chronicle, had aj.ong and confi
dential interview to-day, (with the Presi
dent It is said (hat the Chinese mission
was informally discussed, and Mr. DeYoung
described to Mr. Harrison the attitude of
the coast on the Chinese question in general.
It is not understood that the mission to
China has been tendered to the California
journalist, or that it will te, as it is gener
ally conceded, that no name from the Pa
cific slope can be discussed for that position,
on account of local complications.
In diplomatic circles it is considered that
the treaty relations with China have been
violated by the United States. It is cer
tain that American influence is below par
in China for that reason,' and that Ameri
can commercial interests have steadily
retrograded at Canton, Shanghai, and Hong
FLINN AND HIS FLOP.
Doe Maffeo Says There's Nothing In It, but
Others Don't Think So.
rSFXCIAL TELXOBAU TO THE DISFATCHJ
Philadelphia, August 6. "W- A.
Magee, of Pittsburg, brother of Chris, and
known among his friends as UDoc," was in
town to-day, in response to a telegram from
"William Flinn, the new boss of Allegheny
county. Magee denies that Flinn has
taken his forces over to Quay
He says that Flinn will surelv go to
the Senate, as nobody in the district can
beat him. Other Pittsburgers in the city,
however, hold that Flinn is in readiness to
flop to Quay and take with him the Pitts
burg police and fire departments, which he
Pat Foley, the Pittsburg contractor and
'Democratic politician, passed through town
tj-Jrtr,-"hls-way tpAUantic CityandJ
lucuce to .uosion " -
ALL 10 BECOME CITIZENS.
Theltalians of New York Preparing to Take
Out Tbelr Papers.
SPECIAL TZXIQRAK TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yobk, August 6. The Committee
of Defense, which was appointed by Chair
man Bassottl, of H Progreso, at the Italian
mass meeting on Monday night, intend to
do all in their power to persuade their
countrymen to become American citizens.
One of the members said to-day that the
Italians generally are stirred up on the sub
ject, as several Italians bad been discharged
from the Department of Public "Works be
cause they were not citizens.
The members of the committee are being
kept busy explaining to the would-be citi
zens how to get out their first papers. The
committee intends1 to hold a meeting in the
near future, and employ counsel to defend
the Italian frnit venders who are charged
with the murder of young Barrett in June
THE MILK IN THE C0C0ANUT.
Wannmnker Said to Have It la for the
Bass of tbe Western Union.
ISrZCIAI. T2XXOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New xokk, August 6. Dr. Norvin
Green, President of the "Western Union
Telegraph Company, said to-day that he
would reply to-morrpw to Postmaster Gen
eral "Wanamaker's letter. A report has
been heard that Mr. "Wanamaker had a
grudge against Jay Gould based on a story
that Mr. Gould gave $50,000 to the Na
tional Democratic Committee, and declined
to give anything to the Republican com
mittee. Dr. Green says he does not think Mr.
Gould contributed to either committee.
HABBISOS'S SUMMER OUTING.
The Presldent'nl Party Are Now Sailing on
tho Bonndlns Billows.
New Yoke, August 6. The special train
carrying President Harrison reached Jersey
City at 320 P. M. Cornelius N. Bliss and
Charles P. Choate, President of the Pall
River line, met them at the train and
escorted them to the tug Belvidere. The
President looked much better than when he
was here in attendance upon the Centennial
celebration. Upon boarding the tug, which
was done almost secretly, the party steamed
oceanward without any demonstration npon
thenart of the few bystanders. They went
as far down at the Narrows and then re
turned to the Fill River line pier. Castle
"Willian and Potts "Wadsworlh and Hamil
ton fired salutes of 21 guns.
There was no cheering as President Harri
son stepped fromthe tug to the pier, but a
few hats were lifted, as he walked to the
gangway of the Pilgrim. He bowed and
passed into the steamer's cabin, with a single
glance at the extra bunting displayed in
honor of his presence. His secretaries fol
lowed him, Secretary Rusk bringing up the
rear with'a white hat set upon the back of
his head. The Pilgrim left at 520.
NO CASE AGAINST IELDELL
Can be. Made Ont Unless Two Witnesses Aro
Found Very Speedily.
fSrZCIAL TILKOKAK TO THI DISrATCH.1
Columbia, S. C, August 6. Captain
Pressley Blackwell, a brother, and John
Blackwell, a cousin of James Blackwell, for
whose murder John "Seidell is to be tried,
left Edgefield to-day to endeavor to find and
bring back Josh and LIge Briggs, who were
twice tried for the same murder and finally
acquitted. It is upon tbe testimony of these
two negroes that the State relies for the con
viction of Ycldell, and it is by no means
certain that the Blackwells will be able to
find and produce them in court. "Without
their testimony the State has absolutely, so'
cue against xeiaeii.
i ftt '.,- ;
CONTRARY, TO LAW.
District Attorney Lyon's Opinion in
the Jeannette Glassworkers'
CONTKACT LABOR IHYESTIGATION.
His Eeport Beaches One of the Departments
at Washington and is
LOCKED UP FOR FDTUEE EEFEBENCE.
Some Elmllsr Cases in Which Very Heaty Flnti
Bare Been Assessed.
District Attorney Lyon's report in the
matter. of the alleged imported glassworkers
at Jeannette, has reached the miscellaneous
room at the Secretary of the Treasury's
office, but in the absence of Secretary "Win
dom its contents cannot be revealed.
ISrXCXAZ. TELEGRAM TO THE SISFATCH.1
"Washington, August 6. The report of
District Attorney Lyon, in regard to the
alleged importation of glassblowers for the
firm of Chambera & MeKee, at Jeannette,
reached the miscellaneous room of the
Secretary's office of the Treasury Depart
ment to-day. Such documents are not given
to the public until they have been referred
to the Secretary, and this reference couldn't
be had,. owing to the departure of Secretary
"Windora with the President. It was learned,
however, that District' Attorney Lyon re
ported that in his opinion there was a con
tract, and, therefore that the glassworkers
are here contrary to law.
A considerable mass of evidence in the
case was presented to the Department some
time ago by Mr. Homer L. McGaw, which
included a complete resume of the action of
Local Assembly 300 of the Knights of
Labor, and the part played in that action by
Mr. James Campbell, who, it is alleged, is
for all, or nearly all of the glassworkers
who have since their importation been em
ployed by Chambers & McKee. "When
they arrived some of them were asked to
engage in common labor until the factory
was started. They did so, and some of
them are yet so employed.
Affidavits of two or more of these work
men are on file which give direct evidence of
having come to America under an under
standing that they were to wort at this fac
tory, when started. They did so, and some
of them are yet so employed. On coming
here they were immediately taken charge of
by the Manaeer, Mr. Moore, and in some
instances furnished pocket money, when'
there was no work.
District Attorney Lyon appears to have
gone thoroughly into the case, to have sub
stantiated tne allegations and affidavits
made to the department. After a terse and
clear recital of the facts, he expresses a de
cided conviction that
THERE WAS A CONTBACT
within the meaning of the law violated,
under which the persons causing the im
portation can be prosecuted and the work
men returned to the country whence they
came, at the expense of the vessel on which
they were brought to this country.
Officials of the department who have
knowledge of the case look on it as a very
serious one, and express the opinion that
Sid rmxg&sijS. i;
Beoretarv.""who;- as yet. has not examined
the case, has had opportunity to carefully
review the evidence and the report of the
District Attorney. "When the papers and
report were presented to Assistant Secre
tary Bacheller, this afternoon, he merely
fave the formal reply that they wonld be
eld. for consideration, which doubtless
means that no action will be taken without
the full knowledge of the Secretary.
It was intimated .that while it would be
easy enough to bring suit, it might be found
not so easy to return the immigrants. The
act provide that in the event of a discovery
that an immigrant had been
LANDED CONTBABY TO LAW,
he may within one year from his entry "be
taken into custody and returned to the
country from whence he came, at the ex
pense of the owner of the importing vessel;
or, it ub cutereu jruui nu aujoimng country,
at the expense of the person previously con
tracting for the services." But no ma
chinery is provided for taking them into
custody, even if they could be found, and in
case they were apprehended and presented
to .the captain or owner of a vessel, that per
son could rightly refuse to return them, on
the ground that they had been admitted at
the time of entry by the oustoms inspector.
As to the prosecution of the persons mak
ing the contract, separate suit can be
brought in the case of each immigrant, and
a fine of $1,000 and costs imposed in each
case where conviction Is secured. If it be
THESE WAS NO FBATJD
or willful negligence, or imposition that is,
if the contractor was ignorant of the law,-or
if other mitigating circumstances were dis
covered the Government has the power to
remit the penalty. But whether in case of
conviction any other composition of the
matter is legal or possible has not yet been
In the case of the imported pastor for
Trinity Church in New York, when the
vestry were convicted of a violation of the
law. a compromise was songht, but the end
has not been reached. The case has been
taken to the Supreme Court on a question
of constitutionality and constrnction of the
law. Another famous case still hangs fire.
Senator Parwell and others, of Chicago,
some years ago contracted to bnild a state
house for the State of Texas, and in return
received such an insignificant (to Texas) re
imbursement as a few million acres of land.
A Scotch contractor for the stonework im
ported all of his countrymen to take the
place of the American masons. Suit was
brought and a
in the case of each of the 11 men. The
fine and costs in each case amounted to
about $3,000. Steps were sent on foot to
effect a compromise, bnt as this point was
reached just previous to the last Presidental
election, good politics suggested delay, and
the case was left a legacy to the present ad
ministration, in company with that of the
alien pastor ot the Trinity Church. In the
case of the Trinity Chnrch, Secretary
Manning decided that no compromise could
be had" under the act, but in many respects
the law was so loosely constructed as
to be capable of almost any construction,
and the amended law is no considerable im
provement, except in the machinery pro
vided to make it operative. For many rea
sons It is thought this case will be pushed to
a rapid conclusion as soon as the densrt-
mentcan reach Its consideration and order J
suit to De bought.
DBPEIYED OF THEIB EIGHTS.
Worklngmen Without a, Representative on
the Revenue taws Commission.
ISriOAI. TXLIOBAX TO TOT DISFATCH.1
Haebisbtjbo, August 6. The concur
rent resolution for the creation of a commis
sion to revise the revenue laws provided
for the appointment of a person identified
with the labor interests by the Secretary of
Internal AfCiira. .
By some mistake this clause has been left
out ot the resolution as' printed in the
pamphJetlaws, and the worklngmen will ie
without a representative on the eesmbsiea.
t.- 1889; ; . '
WAR IN ORETE.
Ten Persons Killed pa. Bach Side nnd
Manx. Wounded to a. Battle; In Crete-.
The. Greek Government Will
Interfere to Protect Its
Athens, August 6. The Greek.Govern
ment has sent to the Powers a circular note
rdemanding that they intervene to restore
order in Crete. Otherwise, the note says,
.Greece must take action to vroteot her sub
jects on -the island against the Turks. The
Government has ordered the naval forces to
get ready for action. Hundreds of refugees
front Crete have arrived here. The Gov
ernment has granted 200,000 for their
The Turks are' arming the Moslems
throughout the islands. A fight took place
to-day at Heraclion between Moslems and
Christians. Ten were killed on each side
and' many were wounded. The Turkish
troops maintained a neutral attitude.
The authorities are demoralized, and can
not control the insurgents. The Christian
residents are fleeing.
BALT1M0BE BUSINESS BB0KEN UP.
The Restoration of the Grain Rates Greatly
Injures tbe Oyster City's Trade.
ISrECIAX. TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCU. 1
Baltimobe, August 6. The prediction
that the restoration of the grain rates wonld
practically break up tbe business in this
citjr has already been thoroughly demon
strated. The completeness of the destruc
tion show3 how fully the fears of the Balti
more dealers were justified. Six months
ago Baltimore's grain elevators were almost
burst with corn, and an immense supply was
flowing daily for shipment. Now the same
elevators are emptier than they have ever
been, and there is little grain coming in
from the "West. There was not enongh corn
in all the Baltimore elevators to-day to load
During the spring and early summer the
attention of the entire country was attracted
to Baltimore because of the foreign export
trade in grain. At that time this city was
daily shipping to Europe from 100,000 to
300,000 bushels of corn, which was a larger
business than' that done by any other city
on the Atlantic caast, not excepting New
York. To-day the fact was brought to light
that the elevators here contained altogether
but 49,000 bushels of corn, the smallest
amount since the construction of tbe great
elevators at Locust Point.
This deficiency is not caused by heavy
European shipments, as might be at first
supposed, .but from tne fact that there is no
grain'coming to Baltimore from the "West.
f A BIG INDUSTBI SUSPENDED.
Attachments to the Amount of 8413,000
Close Up Iiarcce Worsted Mills.
Oswego, N. Y., August 6. The property
of the Riverside and Oswego' Mills Com
pany, owning extensive worsted mills at
Oswego Palls, Oswego county, was to-day
attachedlby (he Sheriff on an attachment for
Sli2,000 in an action brought by Juliard
McKenzie and Quinby, drygoods and com
mission merchants of New York City. The
defendant is a foreign-corporation at Provi
dencn, R. L, with a capital stock of about
1,000,000 and the action is commenced to
secure the payment of money loaned the
defendant. The defendant also owns ex
tensive property at Providence.
'porary saspenslon, hut an early adjustment
oi tne irouDie is loozzeu lor. Ane mills are
the principal industry -of the' village, em
ploying 1,000 hands and with a pay roll of
$22,"000 monthly. E. B. Chapln, of Provi
dence, is the President of the company.
THE! CAN AGITATE TOGETHEB.
Rev. Pentecost Calls on Socialists and An-
arehlsts Co Join Single Taxers.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCH.1
New York, August 8. The Rev. Mr.
Pentecost's Twentieth Century calls the
Standard faction of the Anti-Poverty party,
led by Henry George, "The Single Taxers,
limited." In this week's number, of Mr.
Pentecost's paper he says that he is satis
fied that Mr. George will approve of the
course of editors "William T. Croasdale and
Louis F. Post. Then he says:
Single taxers. limited and unlimited. Na
tionalists. Socialists and Anarchists, let ns Join
hands In sympathetic fellowship. Wo can agi
tate together for a long time to come. Let us
strive to make this -country understand the
horror of prirate ownership of land, as we now
know it, and if the limited single taxers wish to
work with one of the old political parties, and
decline to recognize us as allies, let us wish
them good luck; let us hope that this time
Jonah will break the record and swallow tbe
whale, instead of being swallowed.
BOLTING A TEXED QUESTION.
Plaid Blnnufheturers A (fee to Come to an
Understanding; of Some Sort,
ISnCIAI. TELEOBAM TO TBX DISPATCH.
Charlotte, N. C, August 6. The
Southern Plaid Manufacturers' Association
met here to-day in called session, President
pro tern Charles E. Graham, of Ashvllle,
In the chair. A proposition by capitalists
of New York was presented, but action de
ferred until another meeting, which will be
held in a short time.
It is understood that the proposition is
relative to the marketing of plaids. It was
taken favorably by the association, and it
is thought the proposition will be adopted,
which if done, will be of great benefit to
plaid manufacturers, and settle the vexed
question of plaid selling.
NO NEED TO GO SO FAB.
Gould Goica; to Europe for Somethinc Ho
Conld Buy at Home.
riPSCIAL TELEOEAM TO THE DISP VTOrt.1
New Yobk, August 6. Mr. Gould will
sail for Europe on September 4. He is
probably actuated by no more profound or
serious a motive than to see the great exhi
bition, but "Wall street will have it that he
is going to buy -the control of the Chicago
ana Alton from Blackstone.
"What Mr. Gould wants is $8,000,000 of
Alton common; but if he is willing to pay
135 for it he can get it wlthont going all the
way to Europe to hunt up Mr. Blackstone
and listen to his growls in a German spa.
THE TABIFF ON LEAD.
Colorado Want to HeoThnt It Is Enforced
to tbe Very Letter.
Denveb, Col., Angust 6X-An enthu
siastic meeting of the citizens and leading
mining men of the State was held
in the Chamber of Commerce to
night to protest against the free importa
tion of lead ores from Mexieo. Addresses
were made by ex-Congressmen Symes, Bel
ford, ex-Senator Tabor and others. Strong
resolutions calling upon the Government to
rectify the' matter were unanimously
" y The Champion Ont on Ball,
PtJBVis,- Miss., A'ugust 6. Sullivan and
party reached here about 8 A. M., and he
was arraigned before Justice of the Peace
Carter.waiving examination, and was placed
under $2,000 bonds to appear before the Cir-euit-Courtspecial
term to be held here com
mencing Augustv13. Sullivan leaves 'for
Pass Christian to-morrow-Homing and will
f W? " v wmS'
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IS A LICENSE NEEDED
To Give a Detective Power.ie Pursue
CAPTAIN WISHART'8 MtiRRT HEN
Under Fire in Justice Mclenna'a Office,
and Partisans TVarm.
THE HAGI8TBAIE WILL THINK IT 0VEB
is 8mb u the Keaocs.sf That -Hearing Hsu Waned
aid Died Away.
More is involved in the unlicensed detec
tive hearing of the "Wisharts than just their
case. Other detective agencies employing
many men each have but one license each,
like this one. Magistrate McKenna pauses
in his decision as to its legality.
The office of Magistrate McKenna was
crowded last evening by friends of the re
spective combatants in the case of John A.
Martin vs. Mark "W. "Wishart, Edward P.
Hesser and J. P. Young, charged with
practicing the vocation of detectives with
out taking out license. General Blakely
appeared for Martin, and "William Yost,
Esq., for the defendants. There was much
suppressed excitement among Martin's
sympathizers, which at times threatened to
become quite audible, bnt -which was
promptly suppressed by His Honor.
. Mr. Yost said there would be no attempt
to defend on the ground that the defendants
had license; but he held that, as Captain
"Wishart had one, duly authenticated by the
Court, it was not necessary that his em
ployes should have one, as they were
ONLY EMPLOrED TEMFQB A RTT.Y.
Captain Dalgleish was sworn, and stated
that Captain "Wishart had such a license,
and the license was exhibited in proof.
Captain "Wishart, Mark's father, was put
on the stand. He said he conducted a de
tective agency, and had had his son Mark
in his employ for 13 months. The other de
fendants had also been employed, but he
held that ' none of them had any certain
tenure of office, but were subject to discharge
at any time. Young had been employed
the past.two months. Hesser had been in
his employ since last October.
wouldn't stand cbowdino.
During the cross-examination some of
Martin's friends got uncomfortably close to
Captain Wishart, or, at least, he seemed to
consider their, proximity uncomfortable,
and appealed to Jnstice McKenna to re
press them, and His Honor did so promptly.
General Blakely pressed Captain "Wishart
to give the names of the members of the
Law and Order League, but he refused to
do so, and the Justice did not back General
Blakely's request. Captain "Wishart ad
mitted thatthe ordinary detective expedients
were rasorted to to trip people who did
Hesser testified that he had been em-
E loved by different detective agencies, and
ad done work for several of them in the
same week. He said he had been employed
by Captain "Wishart. i
E. P. Young corroborated Captain "Wlsh
drt's statement as to employment and tenure
of service. "" x
HARK DODGED TIBS.
Mark "Wishart admitting all that was
charged in the information, did not see fit
to go on the stand, holding, as they and
their attorney did, that only the head of the
agency was ob'ieed to take out a license.
Mr. Yost addressed the Court and read
the law, dwelling especially' on the clause
which states that the act does not apply to
persons employed temporarily. He said
every agency in the county did the same
thing; that there , was no other charge
against the defendants, and the only object
of the proceeding was to head off men who
were attempting to suppress infractions of
law. He applied some caustic to old sores
during his remarks, dwelling somewhat
strongly on motive.
Mr. Yost's remarks drew oul General
Blakely rather strongly. He held that
motive had little to do with the case, so far
as his clients were concerned. He hinted
that'motlves were sometimes brought out to
the satisfaction of jurors, causing them oc
casionally to put costs on prosecutors who
made unnecessary trouble. He held that in
this case the motives of the prosecutors were
fully as pure as those of the other side in
their prosecution of people.
GEKEBAL BLAKELY DBEW A PICTURE
of the actions of some detectives, in which
there was no chiaroscuro, only shade, and
that very dark. He said: '"This act was
made necessary to prevent frauds. "Wishart
has been robbing Allegheny county out of
525 on every agent he lias employed."
A "Wishartlte All other detective agen
cies do the same thing.
Blakely Yes, all others do the same, and
they may be looked .after also. These de
fendants are just as much lawbreakers as
milk-shakers. "What iz temporary employ
ment? Is it a term of 2 or of 13 months?
This is general and continuous employment,
wheie men are employed for Aire to do
everything necessary to carry out the alms
of the agency, and each of these defendants
is beating tbe county out of 25.
Mr. Yost came back and stated that Gen
eral Blakely was talking extemporarily, and
in proof read the law again.
"When the lawyers let up, Justice
McKenna observed that there seemed to be
a great deal of feeling In the matter, and In
consequence he had decided to reserve his
decision (as to the holding or non-holding
of the defendants for trial at court) until
noon to-morrow; and the crowd dispersed
amid a shower of left-handed compliments
bestowed by each side on the other.
TEIIKG TO PUMP BDEKE.
The Cronln Suspect Said, to Have Given
Some Valuable Information.
Chicago, August 6. Martin Burke was
photographed this 'afternoon and was sub
sequently talked to by State's Attorney
Longenecker and Chief of Police Hubbard.
From their words and actions subsequently
the inference was drawn that Burke had
made some valuable admissions.
The Chief would neither admit nor deny
the truth of this inference. Mayor Cregier
had a talk with him of three-quarters of an
hour's duration to-day. Absolutely nothing
of the tenor of the conversation has thus far
WON'T PAT THE BILLS.
Sir. Wanamaker Befnses to Compensate the
Telesrapb Companies Just Yet.
"Washington, August 6. At the re
quest of the Postmaster General the Secre
tary of "War has directed the Quartermaster
General to instruct his subordinates to pay
no more Government telegraph bills until
the rates to be paid are furnished by the
Postmaster General. v
Ho IJeft by Another Bond.
Louisville, .August 7. 'At Harlan
Court House yesterday the old feud between
the Turners and Sowdera-Howard faction
was revived by several of the Howards de
manding of vonnz Jim Turner that he
leave the State. "Turner refused and oneof
the Howard" shot "him, killing him
GO AND SIN NO HQRE
With That Injunction tbe Cincinnati Liquor
Dealers All Pass Oat or CouM-aho
Trials InoVrtnltebr Postponed
Cincinnati, August 6. What has been
termed the salooaists' rebellion was formally
ended in the Police Court this afternoon by
the granting of amnesty to the offenders on
the application of their attorney. The trial
of John "Warflineer was in progress. He
has been one of the most defiant violators of
the Owen law. "When the court was ready
to proceed, Mr. Thomas, his attorney, ad
dressing the Court, said:
Your Honor, Mr. Warflinger is one of those
men who met and openly agreed to violate tne
law. They were men who bad money invested
and thought they were justified in trying to
make money, and tbey were in some measure
excusable. But they were wrong; and before a
week bad passed tbey knew tbey were wrong.
They saw their mistake, and last week another
meeting was held, at which these men in tbe
presence of tbelr counsel by a unanimous ris
ing vote agreed to obey tbe law hereafter, and
to do everything in its support that was pos
sible. How, your Honor, having seen the error
of their way, tbey ask forgiveness, and as their
representative 1 ask the Court to meet them
half way by indefinitely postponing tbe cases
now pending aeajnit them, to not be revived
so long as they obey the law.
Prosecutor Corcoran was glad to hear this
proposition, bnt suggested that the suspen
sion be for 30 days, unless there were further
violations. Judge Ermston was apparently
pleased with the course taken. He made a
lengthy address concerning previous efforts
to enforce the law, and concluded by say
ing: This law Is a restriction on a business out of
which no good ever came. Its good effects have
been seen by its enforcement, and now tbe
great body of tbe people favor it. We have
shown that the law can be enforced. I am
flad to tee these men come forward and asc
orgiveness. A week ago Snnday they bad al
most prouucea a oiooay not. in wus ciiy, aiiu
would have done so If it had not been for that
crallant soldier. Chief Dletsch. and his efficient.
well-disciplined force. These men admit con
spiracy, out tney were mista&ea aim buuy ac
knowledge it. 1 propose to meet them half
way. I adopt the prosecutor's suggestion, bnt
add that If there is no farther violation there
will be no further prosecution.
So the trial was postponed.
A G.A.E.,P0ST IN SOUTH GAEOLIIIA,
Friday to Witness Quito a Remarkable
Ceremony In Charleston.
ISFECIAI. TILEOBAM TO TBX DISPATCH.!
Chableston, S. O., August 6. A
memorable ceremony will take place here on
Friday next, when the Bobert Anderson
Post, the first post ot the G. A. B. in South
Carolina, will be mustered, in within the
walls of Fort Sumter. There was a post of
the G. A. B. in this city in 1870, but it was
comnosed mostlv of colored men and politi
cians. The present post is composed of
Union soldiers who have settled -here since
the war. all whites, and none of them poli
ticians. It is named after the gallant
Anderson, who defended the fort against
the State troops in 1861, and has a roll of
anoui ou memoers. -a. mustering uiuccr
from Augusta will muster them.
The command has been tendered the use
of the United States buoy tender "Wistaria,
and wilLbo escorted to Port Sumter at 2 P.
if. on Friday by a number of Confederate
veterans, who held the fort for over four
years against tbe Union troops, and will be
made tne occasion lor a grana reunion.
SAW A bTBANGEB STRANGLED.
An Unknown Suicide Allowed to Die InSleht
of Several People.
rsriciAL TXLxasAX to thx dispatch.!
Bondout, K". Y., August 6. The body
of a young man, apparently 23'yearVo'f agev
was discovered by a woman this morning.
hanging by a rope from a limb of a tree on
the road leading from this city to teep
Bocks, a suburban hamlet. She saw his
fingers and legs twitching, and, frightened
at the sight, ran and called some men em'
ployed in a brickyard near by. On their ar
rival life was not extinct, but they refused
to. cut the rope under the supposition that
they had no right to, and that the Coroner
should De summoned, as a consequence tne
suicide accomplished his purpose.
The person is a stranger in jhis vicinity,
and there was nothing about him that would
give a clew save the name Fromer upon his
white shirt. Early this morning he entered
a erocerv store near the city limit and pur
chased a clothes line for 40 cents, with which.
1... .l t.X- IiTa ITIiiJP.Mnin'. ...nnaa maw
lie huu uu inc. luc uvuvuu a wijiuai uaj
reveal his identity.
GITEN HIS 0W5 MEDICINE.
A Father's Cruel Punishment of His Son
Tried on Himself.
"Winona, Minn., Angust 6. Ernest
Hoppe, a railroad laborer, living at .Mlnne
toka City, put a heavy log chain about the
neck of his 12-year-old .boy yesterday morn'
ing and locked it so tight that the boy was
nearly choked. Hoppe then calmly placed
the key in his pocket and went away about
his work. Two or three hours after this the
suffering boy's little brother called the
neighbors, and tbey carried the boy to a
blacksmith shop where the chain was re
moved. "When Hoppe went home the neighbors
came in force, and after a struggle, put the
chain around his neck and affixed him to a
post near the residense. He swore a bine
streak at first, but at last quieted down.
The only offense of the boy was letting the
sheep ont of a pen where they had been
cpnfined withont water. The brutal father
said that if the boy had died he would have
rejoiced over the affair with a keg of beer.
The boy has gone away.
GOD IN THE CONSTITUTION.
Ono Idaho Member Who Refused to Slgrn
on Ibat Accannt.
,Boise Citt, Idaho, August 6. The
Constitutional Convention closed to-day.
The Constitution is properly signed, ready
for presentation to Congress after the rati
fication election November S. The mem-
bers go home pledged to its support with
the exception of one, named Peney, who re
fused to sign because the document recog
nized the Almighty God. He refused to re
ceive pay for his labor. "
Tbe convention sends greeting to other
Constitutional Conventions, saying Idaho
has joined in a Constitution abolishing
bigamy and polygamy, and separating
church and State.
CODLD NOT GET THE BATE.
No Uallroad Concessions to be Made for tho
G. A. K. Encampment.
Chicago, August 6. A citizens' com
mittee from Milwaukee, headed by "Wil
liam P. McLaren, had a conference to-day
with Chairman Blanchard, of the Central
Traffic Association, and Chairman Abbott,
of tbe "Western States' Passenger Associa
tion, with a view to ascertaining just how
the railroads stood on the qnesion of a 1
ycent per mile rate for the Grand Army en-
campmenw aiiq interview Bcrvcu iu en
lighten the citizens on certain points which
they bad not previously understood, bnt the
concessions they desired were declined as
inconsistent with the aotion already taken
by the various associations.
Hanced HlmsslfWlih a Wire.
St. Louis, Angnst 6. Information
comes from Carthage of the suicide of S. T.
Green, a prominent attorney of, that city.
He hanged himself with a piece of wire.
Financial difficulties' were the cause. A
widow and six children are left.
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ADVERTISE yoar business la THE BIS-'
PATCH. Prompt returns assured. '' .
WANTS are always promptly responded.
to when advertised In THE DMPATCEU
Seal Estate can be sold thron(h adver
tlseraent In THE DISPATCH.
EONS IE PLUCKED.
JWL-Jfrfl Pnct'o RAomnq fni
1.. . VOU UVUUU.VU
OP BIG BETUBHS"
He Was Able, to Gather Together Hnudre4r
of Thousands of Dollars
BEPOEE HE TOOK A TB1P TO EDEOPE.
His Attorney Thinks a Bank 0n?M to Bectlfy aa Al
leged Blonder. '
Alfred Post's peculiar ways of making
money out of a scheme of his own are made
public through a suit he brings against his
attorney for a settlement.
ISFICXAL TXXXOSAX 10 THX DI3rATCT.l
Chicago, August 6. The first authentio
history of Alfred Post's celebrated "Western
Freight Claim Bureau, his connection
with Millionaire Albert A. Munger, his
dealings with the Union National Bank,
and the $25,000 transaction between him
and James J. "West, late publisher of tho
Chicago Times, is given in a cross bill filed
in the Superior Court this afternoon by At
torney Francis A. Biddle, in Post's suit for
an accounting against him.
Biddle was Post's attorney for nearly
three years, and acted as his confidential
adviser all through his troubles, which fol
lowed the discovery of Post's gigantlo
swindling scheme and his subsequent flight
In this cross bill Mr. Biddle says that for x
years past he was engaged.in collecting for
a commission, and purchasing claims against
transportation companies for damaged goods,
rebates on freight, and lost merchandise,
under the name of the "Western Freight
WEESi! THE BOODLE LAY.
A part of his business consisted in solicits
ing from capitalists large sams of money,
representing to them that he could use their
money in the purchase of claims of the na
ture described, and realize fpr them veryi
large profits, often as large aa 25 to CO peri
In this way, it is asserted, Post obtained
from time to time hundreds of thousands of
dollars from different capitalists.
Some time ago, Mr. Biddle says. Post
told, him he had a short time before re
ceived from Albert A. Munger 343,000
to be invested by Post in his business in ac
cordance wish the terms of certain written
contracts which he had made with Mr.
Munger. Post further told Mr. Biddle that
Mr. Munger had sent his attorney to inspect
his (Post a) books, for the purpose of ascer
taining where, how, and with whom his
$313,000 had been invested.
AFRAID OF SCECTINY.
Post said he was greatly annoyed at tha
prospect of an investigation, and asked
Biddle to make some kind of settlement
with Mr. Munger, and thereby prevent
the exposure which was threatened.
Mr. Biddle began negotiations' with
Mr. Mnnger's attorney, which resulted
in an arrangement to the effect that if Post
wonld pay Munger $50,000 in. cash within
10 days and give his note for the balance of
$313,000', payable in one year, Mr. Munger
wonld accept snch a settlement.
Post appeared very anxious to have this
arrangement carried ont, and informed hfs
attorney tnathe could raise 535,000 through
Colonel H. 8. Norton, of "Washington,
and the 'qnestion arose between Post and
Biddle how the other $15,000 could be raised.
Post at that time had in his possession a
promissory note for $25,000, payable in ona
year and bearing 6 per cent, interest. This
note was made by Publisher West, of ths
Timet. 'He then requested Biddle to
' USE HIS BEST ENDEAVOBS
to obtain, by means of this note, the balancs
of the money necessary to settle with Mun
ger. At Post's solicitation Biddle executed
with him a note for $16,000, payable in 90
days, to the Union National Bank of Chi
cago. This note was discounted, by the
bank, and tne proceeds were paid to Jfost,
the "West note for $25,000 being left with
the bank as collateral security foe the pay
ment of the $16,000 note.
After receiving this money. Post left
Chicago, ostensibly for the purpose rf pro
ceeding to New York, to see Colonel Norton
and get the other $35,000. Instead of rais
ing the balance of Munger's $50,000, ha
went to New York, and soon afterward
sailed for Europe for his health.
"When it became known that Post had
fled, his creditors began attachment suits
against him and levied upon all the prop
erty belonging to him that could be found,
including the "Wabash avenure stables.
LIABILITY OF THE BANE.
Mr. Biddle further charges that the Union
National Bank, without his (Post's) knowl
edge or consent, surrendered to "West tho
note for $25,000. By this action Mr. Biddla
asserts that the bank is liable to account to
him in money for the surplus in the collat
eral notes, amounting to $10,500, half of
which was by an agreement between hint
and Post to be paid directly to him. Mr.
Biddle says that Pot's indebtedness to him
for his services amounts to over $12,000.
Post, it is said, left the country with be
tween $900,000 and $1,300,000, which he had
secured in a few months by his business
operations. Millionaire Munger con
tributed a cool $310,000 of this amount. x
Post is supposed to be in Brussels.
DEATH IN A TBAGIC P0E3I.
A Hunter Near Tonnsstovrn Shot by
3-Year-Old Baby Dor.
irrECTAi. TXLxasAU to thx sisrAvcs.l
Yottngstown, August 6. Benjamin
Erb, a farmer of Coitsvlile met his death,
in the- most tonchingly tragic manner at
his home late to-day. He had equipped
himself for a day's sport at squirrel
hunting, and as he was about to leave, his'
little two-year-old baby boy ran up to him
to get his customary kiss. Erb stooped '
down to reach the little ' one,
and the butt of his rifle rested on the
floor. After he kissed the child he turned
his head to say some parting word to his
The boy, wbile his father's attention was
thus diverted, put his foot on, tha
trieeer of the (run. in trying to'
climb rip to his knee, and discharged tha
gan. The top of Erb's head was blown off
and mr crams spattered against tne ceiling.
His death was instantaneous.
MAKING ETEBTBODI HAPPT.
A Public Institution of Some Kind In Every :
County In North Dakota, "V
Bismabce, Dak., August 6. The event"
of the day was the report of the Commutes
on Publlo Institutions, which seems to meet
with the approval of the convention. The, ;
capital was located at Bismarck:, and to evea
up matters a public institution of soma
kind was located in nearly every county of
These institutions are to be. established-' "
and maintained by grants of public lands. M
This report was indorsed by tbe majority of
ton irommuiee. on xruuuo ABetirauoss. as(
in au proDsouiiy irui do auopus.
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