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Reputable Physicians All Over
the Country Are Now Mak
TESTS OF THE NEW ELIXIf.
The Eesults in Many Cases of a
Keally Kemarkablo Nature.
50MB DANGER IN THE EXPERIMENTS.
Pittsburg Practitioner States That the
Substance Must be Absolutely Fresh to
be hnfe He Thinks It Will Take Time to
Determlno the Talne of the Discovery
From Other Quarters Come Reports of
Immediate Success in a Large Number
of Trlnls Old Men Who Feel Young
Agnln Rheumatics Who Hare Thrown
Away Their Crutches Even the Insane
The extraordinary interest in the Brown
Sequard discovery continues to increase
rather than abate. A Pittsburg physician
states that it will take three months to
properly determine the result of the experi
ments now being made. He also regards
the substance as dangerous if not used with
great care. Meanwhile accounts of suc
cessful tests are coming from all parts of the
Dr. H. A. Pace was seen last evening at
his residence on Penn avenue with refer
ence to the varying reports of failure and
snecess attending experiments with the
Brown-Sequard elixir. He expressed a
strong conviction that all the experiments
made at Chicago, "Washington, Philadel
phia,Ctncinnati and other places were mere
frauds. The successful experiments are, in
the doctor's opinion, quite as ialse as those
He bases his theory on the fact that the
very nature of the experiment makes it a
gradual one, and its results must conse
quently be gradual. The building up of a
man's system resembles the building up of
the man himself, and takes a certain time.
The doctor blames the precipitancy of his
brother physicians in rushing into print
with their so-called cases of rejuvenation.
Three months hence, after a continued
course of treatment, it will be time enough
to talk of the success or failure of an experi
ment with the elixir. For Himself, Dr.
Page believes in the elixir, but thinks that,
like mesmerism, it will affect diflerent peo
ple more or less, according to their consti
tutions. The great danger, says the doctor, in con
nection with the elixir is its liability to
decay nnd cause blood-poisoning when
injected into the arteries. If the elixir be
kept longer than five er six hours it will
surely decay, being in itself ordinary
animal matter. In the hands of grasping
empirics and the like it might become a
terrible scourge. Dr. Page declined to say
whether he is at present experimenting upon
any subjects. Time will, in his opinion,
prove the efficacy of the great tonic, and
place it ioremost in the discoveries of mod
A SERIES OF TESTS.
The Physicians of Cincinnutl Are Giving the
New EILxlr a Thorough Trial Ueaily
Astonishing Results in a Num
ber of Cases.
rSrZCIAI. TELEOHAM TO THE PIBFATCHI
Cincinn ATI, August 1L There is a re
markable amount ot excitement here in con
nection with the experiments with the
Brown-Sequard discovery, and interest in
the subject seems to be constantly growing.
There was an astonishing demand for the
portions of the sheep used in the experi
ments, and the butchers say they are un
able to meet the orders. The elixir is also
expensive, as much trouble and experience
are necessary to its proper preparation.
The prevailing price now tor a small bottle
Dr. Longfellow, the leading physician,
who lias been conducting an extensive seriu:
of experiments, yesterday treated only three
patients, as he could obtain but a small
quantity of the liquid. The first subject was
one of the most prominent business men on
Vine street. He is advanced in years, and
for a long time has suffered greatly from
palsy. He was driven immediately to his
home, and since then Dr. Longfellow has
had no report on his condition.
Another patient was a man from Coving
ton, afflicted with general debility. He also
went home, and the doctor has not yet heard
from him. The third was a man 35 years
old, suffering from spinal trouble. At the
end of half an hour he deelared he felt a
very perceptible improvement.
EESULTS IN FIVE CASES.
Ont of the eight subjects treated Friday,
the doctor heard from five. Three were
much better, and two could note no change.
Several leading physicians called on Dr.
Longfellow yesterday and closely interro
gated him as to the plan he pursued in his
experiments. The doctor is very particular
in urging that the elixir must be used within
an hour after leaving the chemist's hands,
as there is danger of unpleasant results if
partially decomposed mixture is injected.
The elixir decomposes very rapidly.
Some of the most interesting experiments
yet made have been those made at the city
workhouse. The results are all the more relia
ble and important as the subjects were "old
timers," broken down from dissipation and
disease, and knew nothing whatever about
the elixir. They were kept in ignorance as
to the experiment, so that the imagination
would have no influence on the results.
The first subject was a male prisoner
named Johnson. He is a decrepit old fel
low C8 years of ae.e. He has been dissipated
all his life, and is physically broken down,
principally from rheumatism. He has been
unable lo work for a long time. The doc
tors injected into his arms and legs three
syringes full of the elixir. The doctors at
once went over to the female department.
There they selected Bessie Wardel, a very
hysterical, nervous woman, and a sufferer
from chronic Bright's disease as vsell as
other ailments. She was hardly able to
walk, and complained of stiffness in all her
limbs. She was given three injections.
In the case of Johnson an improvement
was noticed In a very- few minutes. Ha
seemed better, and a genial glow spread over
He began to more
better.. The "Wardel woman showed the
most noticeable effects. Her face became
flushed, and she perspired freely. She
brightened up, and said the medicine had
done her a great deal of good. The effect
was immediate. She walked around in a
lively manner, and said she felt like tho
blood was rushing through her body. Her
limbs had lost their stiffness and were freely
movable. Yesterday her condition was still
improved, and there had been no relapse.
Last Tuesdav Dr. Scballer tried the elixir
on a patient who was suffering from physical
exhaustion. Avery material change was
noticed in a few minutes. The subject be
came greatly exhilarated, and was very en
thusiastic over the improvement in his leel
lngs. This improvement has since con
tinued. Dr. Schaller obtained the fluid
from L. "W. Saner, the Central avenue drug
gist, who furnished the unadulterated juice
ot the lamb.
NINE SUCCESSFUL TESTS.
Old Persons Rejuvenated, but the Effect
Not Noticed Upon a Boy.
Springfield, O., August 11. The
Brown-Sequard tonio or elixir of life was
given a test here by Dr. L. E. Niles and
Chemist D. Lisle, each prominent in his
profession. The results in every case were
startling. Nine persons, most of them old
men stiffened up by various diseases that
afflict the old, after receiving hypodermic
injections of the three lambs, declared
themselves filled with new life. One and
one-half ounces of the fluid were the result
of thorough trituration. Dr. Niles was the
first to use it A single drachm wasiypo
dermically Injected into his arm above the
elbow. There was no immediate pain ex
cept the tingling from the needle. In four
minutes a warm, grateful glow set in, like
the exhilaration of fine old wine. There
was a sensation of heat about the body,
notably about the arm.
G. A. Claris, an encyclopedia agent, aged
C5 years, took injections. He has been suf
fering excruciating pain from kidney trou
ble tor some time. A fexr hours after the
injection he declared the pain all gone and
walked with an elasticity and snrvness that
surprised his friends. A 12-vear-old boy re
ceived one injection. The effect on him was
not noticeable. Christie Holloway, aged TO
years and suffering from rheumatism, took
injections in the arms and in one leg and is
feeling like a new man. One thing particu
larly noticeable in all the cases was the
rapid increase In the beatings of the pulse.
aijt iua we oiu citizens nere are anxious
to try the injection and arc eagerly waiting
for their turns.
An Aged Rheumatic Astonishes His Family
nnd the Entire Community.
Connersville, Ind., August 11. "I
haven't a bit of faith in it, doctor, but you
can try, as I am not afraid of a little
blood." This was spoken to Drs, Butler
and Ford, two physicians who had de
termined to test the virtues of Brown
Sequard's discovery for themselves. The
patient was William Greer, 65 years old,
and a cripple from chronic rheumatism,
contracted daring the war. So stiff and
crippled was he that he had not taken off
his coat tor four months, and could not
grasp a spoon in his right hand.
In the presence of several citizens and
representatives of the press, the experiment
was made upon Sir. Greer. A drachm was
injected in each arm above the elbow and
one drachm in the calf of the left leg. He
remained quiet 20 minutes without noticing
any sensation, excepting his face was
flushed. He then said. that the znnacle of.
the fingers seemed to relaxv, He was handed
a knife and could hold it without pain, a
thing he had not done for mpnlhs. Your
reporter handed him a lead-pencil and tried
to take it away from him, but he grasped it
too tightly. In 45 minutes he could take off
his coat and put it on without pain. His
family knew nothing of the experiment, and
when he went home he astonished them by
walking in as spry as in youth, and taking
off his coat in regular1 Sullivan fashion.
This morning he says he feels no rheuma
tism, except in the joints of the fingers of
his right hand. ,
THINKS HE IS A NEW MAN.
-Liomsviue jrnjsicians wnue Apparently a
Very Successful Experiment.
Louisvtlle, August 1L A few days
ago Drs. "Wilson, Yoe and Dugan, of the
Hospital Medical College staff, made an
application of the Brown-Sequard elixir in
the case of an aged man who had been
troubled with rheumatism, general debility
and the various ailments incident to old
age. He was over 70 years old, and was
entirely willing that the test should be
made. The experimenters prepared the
elixir according to Dr. Brown-Sequard's
formula. A small amount of distilled
water was used in making the elixir, and
the application was made within a few
minutes. An ordinary hypodermic syringe
was used, and the injection was made in
both arms and both legs of the patient
The old man showed unmistakably that
he had been "rejuvenated" within 48 hours
after the experiment He seemed to have
new life and buoyanoy and was very demon
strative in his joy and new-found energy.
He declared that he had not felt so well in
40 years, and that he was not more than 30
years old in his feelings. The injections
were repeated each day, only a small quan
tity of the extract being used each dav.
The aged patient continues to express him
self as at first, and says he is "a new man."
The physicians, while 'they feel that the
experiment has proved a benefit, are not
yet sure that the old man's imagination is
not a considerable factor in his mental and
TRIED ON THE INSANE.
Interesting Experiments In a New Direction
at an Indianapolis Institution.
Indianatolis, August 1L Dr. W. B.
Fletcher, ex-superintendent of the Insane
Asylum, and now managing a private sani
tarium, has turned experiments in the
Brown-Sequard discovery in a new di
rection. He selected a middle-aged man
under his treatment who suffers from mel
ancholia and has suicidal tendencies, and,
preoaring the "elixir" in the usual way, an
abdominal injection was made. The ab
sorption was perfect and its effect marked,
for, while there was no change in the dis
position or temperature of the patient,
which remained normal, the pulse, which
had been rapid and irregular, was reduced
to C8, and the pupils of the eyes, which had
been unusually contracted, regained nor
mal dilation. Xbe patient also appeared in
better humor, and to-day he slept better, was
more talkative and he ate heartily.
Dr. Fletcher now proposes a departure
from the Brown-Sequard theory by injecting
the fluid that is near the ventricle in the
lamb's head, which he has examined under
a microscope, and finds that it contains
granular cells similar to those from other
parts of the lamb. Dr. Fletcher has a pa
tient snffering with St. Vitps' dance, and he
will use the ventricle fluid merely as a nu
tritive, because the patient is emaciated
from inability to receive sufficient nourish
ment Surprising Results at Colnmbns.
Columbus, August 11 Dr. Samuel L.
Kistler, of this city, has been experiment
ing with the alleged elixir of life discovered
by Dr. Brown-Sequard, and claims that sur
prising results have been achieved in sev
eral cases. His faith is so strong that he
will try it himself; ,
HOT THE ELIXIR OP LIFE.
Dr. Hammond Say the New Remedy Is In
the Naturo of a Tonio.
Washington, August 1L Dr. Ham
mond has been interviewed again relative
to Dr. Brown-Sequard'a "Elixir of Life."
He said it is not a remarkable discovery.
He declared that the sensational publica
tions about this new preparation were not
authorized or justified in any way. The
Doctor then explained that the new remedy
was believed to be in the nature of a tonic,
which it was thought would be beneficial,
especially to old people. He denounced as
foolish the story that it was something
that was "going to prolong life in
definitelv or restore old people to youth,
or anything of that kind. He declared
that neither he nor Dr. Brown-Sequard had
ever called it the elixir of life, or authorized
anybody else to give it that name. He
treated the matter in his conversation as
still in the experimental stage. In response
to an inquiry he said -his investigations had
been exactly in the linj of those of Dr.
Brown-Sequard, who was the originator.
He (Hammond) used lambs instead of
guinea pigs, hut he did not know that
guinea pigs were not as good.
"Then," said the interviewer, by way of
a clincher, "this new discovery is to be re
garded limply as a tonic?"
"Apparently," assented Dr. Hammond,
placing much emphasis on the word, and
acknowledging that the remedy was still
experimental from the standpoint of a
PASSED THE SCOFFING STAGE.
Dr. Krcbs Obtains Good Results Upon a
Very Debilitated Snbject.
St. Louis, August 1L A very satisfac
tory test of the now famous elixir, as dis
covered by Dr. Brown-Sequard, was made
by Dr. George T. Krebs, the subject being
Ned Traner, of Carondelet, a man 40 or 45
years old, whom dissipation is said to have
debilitated to a remarkable degree. He has
also a chronio affection which necessitated
an operation, and Dr. Krebs and Dr. Faber,
two well-known surgeons, were called upon
to perform the operation. The man was so
weak that it was necessary to give him same
tonic to place him in condition to stand the
knife. Dr. Krebs determined to try the
."What effect had the elixir on the pa
tientdid it change his color, expression
and activity to any extent?
"Yes, to a very marked extent "When he
returned to the office next day he said he
felt better than he had felt for years, and
but for a lame foot that it will take time
and a surgeon's knife to cure he said he be
lieved he could start out and walk a long
Dr. Krebs will apply the mixture again
in a few days. He said the medical pro
fession, with a kvr exceptions among those
who try to laugh down everything new, had
about ceased to scoff at Dr. Brown-Sequard,
and were willing now to give the elixir a
TO REFINE LIMA OIL.
Tho Standard Said to be at Work on a
New Refinery in Indiana,
tsrecux. izixasiM to tub msPATcn.i
Titusville, August 11. The Standard
Oil Company, through Bitchie Mitchell,
have been hiring boiler-makers, riveters,
still-builders, etc, in this city and vicinity
the past few days. Several hundred are
wanted, and workmen are scarce. These
men are sent to Fielding, Ind., CO miles
from Chicago, to begin the construction of a
mammoth refinery for refining Lima oil, or
at least extracting its lighter products.
i Captain Hunter, a refinery builder, who
was in Cleveland a few days ago, says ho
accidently discovered while there that the
Standard had just purchased 7,000 worth
of brick for Fielding. It is said by persons
here who claim to know that the refinery
will begin with 40 stills. The men are all as
sured of a'year's job, and several hundred of
tnem are wnnted.
THE INVITATIONS ARE OUT.
Preparations Being Made for the Centennial
ot the Catholic Hierarchy.
Baltimore, August 11. The invita
tions to the centennial of the establishment
of the Catholic hierarchy in the United
States have been handsomely engraved and
have been sent by direction of Cardinal
Gibbons to all the Archbishops and Bishops
of the United States and Canada. Other in
vitations will follow to the Monsignori, the
Presidents of the seminaries and colleges
and to distinguished laymen.
The cards of invitation, which are sur
mounted by the seal of the archdiocese,
handsomely engraved in red, read as fol
lows: "The Cardinal Archbishdp of Bal
timore requests the honor of your presence
at the celebration of the one hundredth an
niversary of the establishment of the Cath
olic hierarchy of the United States,to be held
at Baltimore on the 10th, Uth and 12th of
SHE WEARS A WEDDING RING,
But thePartncr of Her Joys and Sorrows Is
Behind the Bars.
New York, August 11. Theodore Cohn,
the clerk of the clothing firm of A. H. King
& Co., 627 Broadway, who disappeared on
July 22 with $600 of the firm's money, and
who eloped with Frieda Siegel, the pretty
cashier of the Pnck restaurant, arrived in
this citv from Chicago, where he was ar
rested late on Saturday night, in the cus
tody of a detective. He is locked up at
police headquarters. Frieda remains in
Detective Hanley says that he believes
the couple were married, as Frieda now
wears a wedding ring. Cohn expects to get
off lightly, as he is a relative ot one of the
members of the firm.
ANOTHER MAMMOTH FOSSIL.
A Miller In Nebraska Has Discovered a
. Qannllly or Bones.
St." James, Neb., August 1L D. I.
Brewer, proprietor of a flouring mill, while
digging for. the purpose of makingrepalrs to
his mill dam, unearthed fossil remains of a
large animal. About 36 feet of the
spinal column and ribs, with one shoulder
blade and part of the forelees. have thns far
been brought to light. Sections of the back
bone measured fully six inches across.
Some are in a fair state of preservation,
while others crumble when exposed to the
air. It is estimated that the monster must
have stood fully 15 feet high.
A CONVICT APPOINTED POSTMASTER.
Since His Appllcntlon He Has Been Sen
tenced for Burglary,
rsriciAL TBi.ro bax to TnsDnrATcn.1
Beidsvuxe, N. 0., Augustll. A negro
of this place applied some weeks ago for a
position in the Mail Service as route agent
A letter has just come from Postmaster
General Wanamaker notifying him of his
appointment Upon looking up the address
of the new appointee, it was found that it
had been changed to the State penitentiary,
he having since his application committed
burglary and been sent up for three years.
Tbey Jumped From a, Bloving Train.
South Bethlehem, Pa., August 11.
H. Webb, of 'Wilkesbarre, 34 years of age,
and Herman Newmayer, of the same place,
45, jumped from a Lehigh Valley train at
Chain Dam early this morning. Webb waa
instantly killed and Newmayer was fatally
THEIR FURY BALKED.
Friends of Yeldell's Victim Threaten
to Lynch Him, bat Be is
PKOTECTED BY A STRONG GUARD.
Tie Edgefield" Billo Company Escorted Him
A FREE SPECIAL TRAIN BEING GIY5.
Ha is How as Bale as Ihouzb, Walilaj ia tic Streets
An angry mob surrounded the jail con
taining 'Yeldell during the entire night
following his acquittal. Threats of lynching
were freely made. He was finally taken to
Columbia upon a special train and under a
strong guard. He is now considered per
fectly secure from molestation, and baa
started for Pittsburg.
rsrxcxu, txlzobau to to dispatch. 1
Columbia, 8. O., August 1L John Yel
dellr whose trial for murder in the Edgefield
Court terminated last night in his acquittal,
arrived in this city on a special train at it
o'clock to-night, accompanied by his coun
sel, Colonel J. "W. Echols, of Pittsburg,
and Hon. "W. C. Benet, of South Carolina,
and a guard composed of 16 members of the
Edgefield Bifles, armed with Springfield
guns. These young men, who volunteered
their services, for the occasion, humorously
styled themselves "the Yeldell Guards,"
and were under the command of "W. "W.
Butler, a young member of the Edgefield
bar, 3nd son of United StatesSenator M. C.
An excited crowd of white people from
the "Dark Corner" of the county, friends
of BIackwell,the murdered man, remained
in Edgefield village all of last night and
openly threatened to assassinate Yeldell
should he be taken out ot jail. It was the
intention of the authorities and the friends
of Yeldell to take him out of jail at an
early hour this morning, and bring him to
Columbia on the regular passenger train.
A SERIOUS ATTITUDE.
But in view of the menacing attitude of
the mob, which at 6 o'clock this morning
still surrounded the jail, and the fact that
the eight miles of road leading to Trenton
station, was picketed by armed men, ready
to shoot Yeldell on sight, this plan was
abandoned. Captain Pressley Blaclcwell,
the prosecutor in the case and a cousin of
the man who was slain, was very emphatle
in his declaration.
He openly told the Sheriff that while he
wonld not interfere with Yeldell in the"
Sheriff's hands, he would kill him as soon
as he left his custody. John Blackwell,.
brother of the deceased, made the same
THEIR GENEROUS OFFER.
As soon as the authorities ot the South
Carolina railway company ascertained the
situation, tbey generously tendered a spe
cial train, free of oharge, to Yeldell's attor
neys, to convey tho party over their line
from Edgefield village to Columbia, a dls-
tanceof 150 miles. ' Preparations -for till1.'
departure were accordingly quietly made.
.Meantime the angry mob of country
people, seeing that the jail was still strongly
guarded, and realizing that any attempt to
storm it would be futile, gradually dis
persed and returned to their homes. Every
thing being in readiness, at 2:15 o'clock this
afternoon the iron gates or the jail were
thrown open, and Yeldell, surrounded by the
guard ot 20 members of the Edgefield Bifles.
and accompanied by Messrs. Benet and
Echols, proceeded to the depot and boarded
the special train.
The start was made promptly at 3 o'clock
and the trip' was accomplished in five hours.
without any incident worthy of mention
having occurred on the way.
SAFE IN COLUMBIA.
"When the party disembarked at the Union
depot, in this city, Yeldell, realizing the
fact that he was as safe here as he would be
in Pittsbnrg, proceeded alone to a colored
restaurant in the neighborhood and took
supper, while- his lawyers and the good
natured and Jolly young centleraen com
posing the "Yeldell Guards" proceeded u
town to "Wright's Hdtel for the same pui
Colonel Echols and Yeldell left Columbi .
for Pittsburg at 1020 to-night on the Bict -xnond
and Danville train. They will arrlv
at Pittsburg via the Baltimore and Obi
road, early Tuesday morning. Colonc
Echols, in an Interview here to-night, statei
that he was overwhelmed by the klndnes
and courtesy which had been extended t
him by the authorities and the people gen
erally of South Carolina, and particularl;
by the Edgefield people.
He declared that Yeldell had been ac
corded a fair and impartial trial, and tha
ho had not th'e-slightest cause of complain
against his treatment by the court officials o:
citizens of Edgefield.
A QUINTUPLE HANGING AHEAD.
Flvo Condemned SInrderers Awaiting Their
Fate In New York.
BrXCIAL TELZOSAM TO THIS DISPATCH.l
New York, August 11. The five con
demned murderers in th Tombs will be
turned over to the care of the Sheriff at 8
o'clock Tuesday evening. There will be 20
deputy sheriffs detailed to watch them until
the end comes, a week from next Friday,
when all five will be hanged, unless the
Governor interferes. The men will be
changed from the cells iu murderer's row
to the new prison. All are women mur
derers, and all are white, except John
Lewis. The only one who expects to be
saved from the scaffold Is Charles Giblin,
the most cold-blooded murdererof them all.
Giblin's wife frequently visits him. Carolin
'and Lewis have no visitors. Packenham,
who cut his wife's throat, saw his little chil
dren a few days ago. They had been
brought to visit him by a Sister of Charity.
All of the men are Catholics.
At present the condemned men are con
stantly under the surveillance of two extra
keepers. They all maintain a stolid front,
and seem to view their fate with calmness.
STRIKE TROUBLES IN MEXICO.
Scheme to Import Southern Negroes
Meets With bo Fnyor.
Orrx- op Mexico, August 11 Federal
. troops arc aiding the authorities against the
strikers at the Sierra Carmen andComihula.
One hundred men are on a strike. Drought
has caused the death of a large number of
cattle in Northern Tamanlipas.
Messrs. Ellis and Ferguson have come
here in the interests o! their scheme of
bringing negroes from the Southern States
to Mexico. They have thus far received no
encouragement either from the authorities
or from private individuals.
A Ueform Wave Strikes New York.
New Yobk, August 11. In accordance
with orders from headquarters, the police;
were especially active in making arrests for
violation, of the .excise law to-day, and
reacMsu o tutu ot avo.
AUGUST 12, 1889.
A PITCHER'S BATTLE.
A Professional Bascball'st Quells tho 'insur
rection at Honolnla He Pitches
Dynamite Bombs at the Insur
, gents' Stronghold Until
tSPXCIAL TZLXOUAK TO THE DISFATCII.1
San Francisco, August 11. Some pas
sengers by. the Honolulu steamer who were
seen late last night gave interesting ac
counts of scenes at the recent battle in Hon
olulu. The day was won by a baseball
pitcher, who utilized his skill by throwing
dynamite bombs into the bungalow that
formed the headquarters of the insurgents,
and brought them to terms quicker than
rifle or cannon shot
The blue jackets kept up a disastrous fir
ing all day and it was finally decided to
throw dynamite on the bungalow. Bombs
were quickly made, but it was found that
there were no guns to fire them. It was a
ong throw, and in their dilemma the King's
guards secured the services of Haywood
House, pitcher of the Honolulu baseball
club. House took np his position in the
Coney Island building, just across a narrow
lane, and overlooking the bungalow. No
attack was expected from that quarter, and
there was nothing to disturb the bomb
Woodhonse stood for a few moments with
a bomb in his hand as though he were wait
ing for a batsman. He had, to throw over a
house to reach the bungalow, which he
could not see. The first bomb went sailing
over the wail, made a down curve and struck
the side of the bungalow about a foot from
the roof, and the yell that followed re
minded one oi the day at the Height
street grounds when good pitchers were
in the box. The bomb had reached
them and hurt a number of the insurgents.
Woodhonse coolly picked out another bomb.
Trjen he took a step back, made a half turn
and sent it whizzing. It landed on the root
of the bungalow, smashed a hole lour men
could have dropped through and scattered,
old iron among the rebels until they'
thought they were in a boiler explosion.
The baseball pitcher was too much for the
rebels. He heaved ono more bomb and
Wilcox came out and surrendered.
DECORATED HER OWN GRATE.
A Widow Perfects Arrangements for a Be
(SPECIAL TZXEQBJkU TO THX DISPATCH.!
New, .York, August 11. Mrs. Catherine
Hay, of Jersey Clty.a year ago made up her
mind that she was going to die soon, and
since then she has been making prepara
tions for her funeral, both spiritual and
temporal. She is 72 years old, and is the
widow of John Hay, who owned an iron
foundry in this city 40 years ago. He died
35 years ago and left a fortune to his wife.
She has lived quietly since then with no one
but a servant for a companion.
"When she first became convinced that she
would not live long she purchased a grave
in St Peter's new cemetery,Vand she had a
tombstone made for her with this inscription
cut in it: "Catherine Hay, aged , born in
Ireland, and widow of John Hay." The
stone cutter was instructed to engrave her
age and the date of her death on it She
consulted Undertaker Coyle after she bought
the headstone, and ordered him to make her
a coffin. Mr. Coyle went to Enrone before
the coffin was finished, and now Mrs. Hay
is lookimr for another undertaker to make
I Mrs. Hay says that since the death of her
husband she had lived a lonelv life, and
had suffered much from rheumatism. If
ItArl hmm ci infllnAfl aliA aatri atiA
could havo accepted a hundred offers of
marriage since her widowhood began, hut
she declined them all. feelinir that a wife's
constancy should not end at the husband's
grave. Several days ago Mrs. -Hay went to
the grave in which'she is to be buried and
decorated it with flowers.
THEI PULL DOWN THE BLINDS.
Hydo Park Saloons Open on Sunday Con
trary to the State Law.
CniCAGO, August 11. The 50,000 people
in Hyde Park, recently annexed to Chicago,
were for the first time in a long period
treated to-day to open saloons on Sunday.
The State law closing saloons Bunday is a
dead letter in Chicago, and ihe Hyde Park
saloon keepers have succeeded, after much
maneuvering, iu reaching an understanding
with tho authorities whereby the statute
will hereafter be nullified in Hyde Park.
Every saloon in the big district was in
full blast to-day, the signal for opening
having been an official order that all bar
rooms should, iu accordanco with the city
ordinance, keep curtains drawn on Sunday.
The regulation in regard to curtains was re
ligiously enforced by the police.
SULLITAN TO HATE C0MPANI.
Indictments to bo Found Agniost AH Con
nected With the Big Fight.
Purvis, Miss., August 11. In response
to a question the Sheriff expressed the opin
ion that Kilrain would surrender himself
here for trial. Beferee Fitzpatrick. Captain
Jamieson and Mr. Bich are here. It Is
stated that Indictments will be found against
Kilrain, Muldoou, Cleary, Johnson,
Mitchell, Dennis Butler, the two Murphys,
bottle holders Johnston, Wakely, Stevenson
and Bamett, and officers will then be sent to
brine the parties back for trial.
The special term fortbetrialof the parties
who have already waved examination and
are out on bail, will begin to-morrow.
A STRIKE AT STEELTON
Expected If the Ironworkers Jbia the Amnl
k tSrECIAl. TELKCKAU TO THE DISrATCII. I
Habrisburo, August 11. Four hun
dred employes of the Pennsylvania Steel
Works at Steelton held a meeting there last
night and decided to join the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Workers.
Their purpose is to compel the stee,! com
pany to sign a scale that will give them bet
ter compensation than they now receive.
Major Bent, the manager of the works,
says that he will not permit the association
to run the establishment, and a general
strike is looked for.
THE OPERATOR'S MISTAKE.
Two Freight Trains Crash Into Each Other
With Fatal Effect.
Bradford, Pa., Augustll. Two freight
trains were wrecked at Whistletown, Elk
county, Pa., this" morning at 6 o'clock.
Bert Anderson, an Erie brakeman, who
belonged in this city, was instantly killed,
and two engines and 25 cars were wrecked
The operator at Johnsonburg should have
held the Philadelphia and Erie train, but
neglected to do so, and it crashed into an
Erie freight going west
SACRIFICED THE DOG.
How a Two.DoIlar Note Cost a Canine Its
Bed Hook, N. Y., August 1L A dog,
owned by Peter Flynn, recently chewed up
and swallowed a 13 bill. As the dog had no
commercial value,' he was killed and the
fragments of the bill, inclnding the piece
which bore the number, were recovered.
The remains of the dog were burled, and the
remains of -the bill were forwarded to the
Treasury Denartnent at Washington. A
-hew bill was duly returned to Flyaa.
TALKED TO STANLEY.
A Shipwrecked African Prince Ar
rives at Boston and Brings
NEWS OP THE GREAT EXPLORER,
Who is In ot)i!st Health and Has a Voice
Like That of a Lion.
THE CONGO BEING CIVILIZED SL0TLt.
Traders With Earn and Tolacco Ofbet the Efforts of
- the Wsuonades.
An African Prince, who is heir to the
crown of Congo, has arrived at Boston after
an eventful voyage. He talked with Stanley
in November last, when the explorer was in
the best of health and heading for the East
ISrZCXAL TKLXOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Boston, August 1L A bright-looking
African Prince, whose grandfather was
King of the Upper and Lower Congo, nnd
who is one of six Princes who are heirs to
the throne, is now in Boston. He reached
this country a few days ago via a sailing
vessel that belonged in New Bedford. His
English name is Frederick Nicholas Smith,
and he speaks the English language quite
fluently. He came to this country unex
pectedly. He was sailing from the Congo
to Sierra Leone, his home, and the vessel
bearing him was wrecked. He was saved
after a hard fight for his life and was car
ried to St Paul De Loango. There he met
the captain of the American ship and decid
ed to come to this country to finish his edu
cation. The Prince is 25 years old, 'straight as an
arrow, with coal black skin, but with feat
ures rather pleasant than otherwise, despite
the presence of scars received in battle.
A CHAX WITH STA2TLEY.
He had an interesting chat with Henry
M. Stanley on the 28th of last November at
Kinchassa and Stanley Pooh He had with
him about 200 men in excellent health,
with their goods, curiosities, etc. Mr. Stan
ley pitched his tent at this place and here
he remained for several days, after which
he embarked for the eastern part of Africa.
At that time he looked very robust. His
voice was like the voice of a lion. The na
tives looked upon him as a great and
mighty man, they call him "Bulu Matadi,"
which signifies "Breakstone. The name
is given him because when he first came
among them he dug up out oi the erth
great rocks or .stones and made a fine, wide
road. , .
The Prince's father was a Kinc of the
Bururo tribe. He does not think his peo
ple will ever reach an advanced state of civ
ilization. Bum and tobacco do more harm
than they can offset by the teaching of the
missionaries. The traders debauch the na
tlevs, and the missionaries are powerless.'
crvrLizmo the con6o.
"While such a condition of affairs exist,"
said he Prince, "the work of Christianiz
ing 'the inhabitants oi the Congo will be
slow. The people on the Lower Congo are
all half civilized. They are good tempered
and hospitable, but It seems to be very hard
for them to receive the gospel and its teach
ings. In the Upper Congo they are half
wild, and it Is not safe for travelers to go
among them without being well armed.
The Belgian Government is determined to
make.the Congo a great and profitable coun
try for its own benefit Every effort is being
put forward to develop the territory and cost
is not taken into consideration at all. Plans
have been perfected- to construct a railroad
470 miles long. The American Government
however, is pursuing a policy thai; is far
from praiseworthy. Things are carried on
in that quarter in such a manner that the
labors of the missionaries will not be of
EEFUSED DIG MONEY.
Fhll Armour and the British Syndicate Conld
Not Slake a Dicker.
Chicago, August 11. Mr. P. D. Ar
mour was asked what progress he had made
toward selling his extensive business to an
English syndicate. He replied: "None
whatever," but at the same time he
admitted that it was not the fault of
the Britishers that the deal had not been
consummated. He said that they had prac
tically offered him a bonus oi '5,000,000,
their option bid being that much in excess
of what many people might be disposed to
regard as the fair cash value of the prop
He said such an offer could not induce
him to give up. He has grown up, as it
were, with many of the 6,000 men who are
employed with Armour & Co., and has be
come attached to them to the extent that he
would feel uncomfortable at the thought
they should be scattered in all directions,
with the result that some of them would
fare much worse because of the change.
AN EXPRESS COLLIDES.
of the Trnlo Employes Killed
Other Persons Injured.
Topeka, Kan., August 11. The Cald
well express on the Bock Island road col
lided with a freight train this evening on a
ourve two miles west of this city The bag
gage and express cars of the passenger train,
many freight cars and both engines were
Expressman Courter was crushed to death.
Fireman Pat Donovan was fatally injured,
and Lew Ball, a brakeman had one of his
legs cut off and was otherwise injured. He
may recover. None ot the passengers were
injured. ' .
FRESH QUARANTEES OF PEACE.
The Visit of the Emperor William to En
gland Productive of Fruit.
Berlin-, August 11. The North German
Gazette, referring to the return of William
from England, says: "The visit has sig
nificance beyond that of a mere family
gathering. In the joyful acclamations that
greeted the Emperor the firm bond and mu
tual en tente between two kindred peoples,
and the feeling of eoliditary that has united
them on so many territories found a natural
expression. In strengthening the -relations
between the two countries the Emperor has
created fresh guarantees of peace."
BETTEE NOT TAKE A GUN.
Wholesome Advice to Americans Who Con
template a Trip Abroad.
London, Augustll. Americans coming
Hcross will do well to leave their revolvers
at home. Ji W. ' Smith, of Los
Angeles, who crossed on the Adriatic with
his father and brother, was arrested on
Thursday, searched and taken to court and
fined 25 and costs for having a pistol and
45 rounds of ball cartridges. The police
say that Smith would not have been mo
lested had be bo denied having a pistol
when asked, At
In Splto of Defeat the
Stand Firm Stevens Says
Party Is In Better Shape
Ever Known Before.
rSrECIAL TXXXOBAX TOTHB SISrA-
Philadelihia, August 11.
Stevens, Chairman ot theProbibit!onP4i&'
State Committee, came to town fb-nighirn
company with J. S. Blair, Eobert McCoy
and Dan Woods, all of Tyrone, for the pur
pose of attending the funeral of Harvey S.
Frank, which takes place to-morrow. Mr.
Stevens was seen at the Girard House and
asked about the designs and prospects of
the third party people in the campaign. He
said the convention would beheld at Har
risburg on the 28th of the present month,
and the indications pointed to a large at
tendance of delegates and an unusual degree
As an evidence of the vitality of the Pro
hibitionists, Mr. Stevens stated that there
would be more third party county tickets
placed In the field than ever before in the
history of the Commonwealth. He added
that the accessions to the Prohibitionists
were numerous all over the State on the
strength of the Bepublican platform. The
declaration of principles adopted by the Ec
publicans places the party just where the
Democratic party stood on the liquor ques
tion in 1856 after the defeat of the amend
ment in 1854.
He didn't think there had been any con
centration on candidates, but mentioned
three names talked of and likely to come
before the convention. They wen Tallie
Morgan, editor of the temperance organ at
Scranton: W. Hague, a banker and oil pro
ducer of Tidioute, and Eobert E. Corson,
the insurance agent of this city. ' Mr.
Stevens said the Prohibitionists wouldn't
spend much money this year, but rely on
sentiment to carry them thrrough.
When asked if the Prohibitionists in
tended to make a strong fight for Governor,
Mr. Stevens answered with much anima
tion: "You bet we will; we have come to
stay." He concluded by saying that the
Prohibition party was united and in better
ehapo to gain converts than either of the
other parties, and that there would be no
lowering of the flag or failure to Keep the
issue before tho people.
HARBISON'S SUNDAY 0PP.
The Presldental Party Attends Church and
Thea Takes a Pleasure Drive.
Bab Harbor, August JL-President
Harrison went to church at Northeast Har
bor this morning, in company with Secre
tary and Mrs. Blaine, Congressman and
Mrs. Xodge, Miss Harriet Blaine, Walker
Blaine and Private Secretary Halford. The
service was held in the Episcopal chapel of
St. Mary's-by-the-Sea, a quaint little build
ing about 12 miles from Bar Harbor, with
accommodation for 300 or 400. The church
was crowded and chairs were placed in the
porch. Bishop Doane, of Albany, who has
a summer residence at that resort, preached
In the afternoon the party drove back to
Stanwood by the ocean drive, stopping at
Mr. Palmer's cottage for tea, where they
met Secretary Tracy, Mrs. Wilderming, his
daughter; Lieutenant and Mrs. Mason and
Cowles. The parties from the steamer Des
patch and these officials and ladies, together
with Congressman and Mrs. Boutelle and
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Pendleton, were
among .the diners at Mr. Blaine's cottage
later in the day.
CAEK0T AND J50ULANGEO.
The President Waited on by a Delegation of
Paris, August 11. President Carnot to
day received deputations of American and
English students studying in Paris, who
presentedhim with expressions of sympathy
as the head of 'the Bepublic. Beplying to
the Americans the President said: "When
you return to your homes assist the Bepub
lio by securing the victory of the policy of
concord over the policies of defiance and dis
trust, which paralyze the strength and re
sources of nations." The students afterward
presented baskets of flowers to Mme. Carnot.
The letters of Boulangcr, which were pro
duced before the Senate Court, tend to
prove thatBoulanger shared with Buret the
commissions paid by army contractors.
Madame Pourpre has written to Louise
Michel certain disclosures concerning the
FIEECE FOREST F1EES.
Oregon Farmers Are Fleeing for Their
111 Tea Before the Flames.
Portland, Ore., August 11. A forest
fire of considerable dimensions is raging in
Washington county, only about' 15 miles
from this city. People living near Cedar
Mills are hastening into the open spaces.
The road from this place there is blocked by
the flames and no longer passable. Several
farmhouses and barns have been burned,
with their contents, and the total loss will
The air for miles around is full of smoke
and cinders, and burning brands are falling
in showers. A dense pall of smoke also
hangs over Portland. There has been no
rain for two months, and the whole'country
is ary as unaer. omau ures are reported in
many directions, and much greater damage
IDAHO GETTING EXCITED.
An Appeal to the Government Upon the Lend
Bellevtje, Idaho, August 1L A meet
ing of citizens, mine owners and others in
terested in the lead industry was held last
evening to formulate resolutions and protest
against the free importation of Mexican
lead ores. The meeting, was presided over
by the Mayor.
After numerous speeches against the out
rage being perpetrated against the silver and
lead industry it wasdecided'to select a com
mittee to draft resolutions and forward
them to Washington. The committee is
now working on the resolutions. -
Two Women Killed by Lightning, but an
Infanl Was Saved. -
Bloomtnoton, III., August 11. At
Piper City, Ford county, to-day a woman
and her daughter were struck and instantly
killed by lightning. Not noticing the ap
proaching storm, Mrs. N. P. Bemen, her
eldest daughter and a baby went out riding.
The storm overtook them while they were
returning home and a bolt of lightning de
scended and killed Mrs. Premen and her
The baby, which was lying in its mother's
lap, escaped without injury and was taken
care of by friends.
The Mayor of St. Paul and the Army Will
Have a Legal Battle.
St. Paul. August 11. Thirty-five mem
bers of the Salvation-Army, while holding
a meeting this evening at the corner of Sev
enth and Water streets, were arrested by the
police on an order of Mayor Smith, to whom
complaints had been made of the noise made
by the Salvationists.
Two years ago the army was run in, and
in the legal fight that ensued they were vic
torious. They propose to have a like result
in this ease, if peasibk, as tho only charge
against thea ia mJms ,
THE CODE OF HOSTOH
Prominent Georgia Kailroad
Fight a Duel at Dusk.
VOLVERS AT TWELVE PACES.
Six Shots are Fired, but Neither Combatant .
- Wounded. ''
A HONORABLE SETTLEMENT EFFECTED.
Tha Principals Eetract tha Bemarxs Which Led W
Two railroad officials, whose remarks
about each other had caused a coolness be
tween them, satisfied their honor by a duel.
No one was hurt, notwithstanding six shots
were fired, and the aggrieved gentlemen now
feel much better.
rsTXCXU TXXJEGBA1X TO THX DISTATCH.1
Atlanta, Ga., August 11. The duel
between Mr. Patrick Calhoun and Mr. J.
D. Williamson, both prominent railroad
men, was fought at 720 o'clock last evening
just 200 yards across the Georgia line in
Alabama. It was on the Borne and Decatur
Bailroad, and the hour for the fight was de
layed on account of their being chased by
sheriffs and armed posses at every station.
At dark the men were placed iu position
in a small open space on the edge of dense
woods and within 50 yards of the railroad
track. They stood exactly 12 paces apart,
both perfectly calm and cool. Captain
Harry Jackson, Mr. Calhoun's second, and
Mr. Jack King, Mr. Williamson's second,
then put the cartridge in two self-cocking,
hammerless five-shooting Smith & Wesson
revolvers. The agreement was that each
principal at the word should be allowed to
empty his revolver or shoot five times. Mr.
Williams stood with the limbs of a scrub
oak almost touching his face, while Mr. Cal
houn stood in the open space. The pistols
were placed in their hands
orvTwo the word to itre.
The seconds stepped aside, and Mr. King
asked: "Gentlemen, are you ready?"
Both replied. "Yes."
"Then fire," he said.
In rapid succession six shots rang out,
then the firing ceased, and both men re
mained firm. Neither had been touched.
Mr. Williamson had fired all five of
his shots, while Mr. Calhoun only fired
once, his ball cutting the twig that
touched Mr. Williamson's cheek. Mr.
Williamson evidently shot to kill but tried
to shoot too fart, and therefore missed his
man. Mr. CalhOun, who is a dead shot,
having in his practice in the morning turned
a half dollar three out of five times at 20
paces, and who was as cool as if in a target
practice, apparently did not try to hit his
After the shots Mr. Calhoun pointed his
revolver at Williamson, commanded him
not to move, and said: "Mr. Williamson,
I have held four of my balls, which I am.
entitled to fire at you now. I do not wish
to take your life. 1 now ask you to retract
your remarks made before the Legislature."
WILLIAMSON IS STUBBORN.
"I will do so," answered' Williamson,
"provided you withdraw the reflections
upon Jmy character involved in your re
marks.".: Mr. Calhoun again asked an uncondi
tional withdrawal, which Mr. Williamson
Then Mr. Calhoun said: "Will you with
draw your remarks or shall I fire ?"
Williamson replied;. "If you withdraw
the reflections upon my character. If not,
no. I am ready for your bullets. Fire
your four shots. Then we shall load and
fire again." and Williamson folded his
arms to receive the fire.
"I don't want to take your life," said
Mr. Calhoun. "In speaking before tha
Legislative Committee, I intended to cover
a business point, and Mr. Williamson per
sonally did not occur to me."
'"Then, I withdraw any statements," said
"Then," said Mr. Calhoun, pointing his
pistol skyward, "I shall fire my remaining
four shots in the air. I reserved them for
He then fired his remaining shots in the
air. The principals shook hands and left
the field. Both are as brave men as live.
Public opinion is that Mr. Calhoun simply
gave Mr. Williamson his life.
AN IMPORTANT DECISION.
A Patent Which Lapses In Europe la of No
New YoRR.August 11. Judge Wallace,
in the United States District Court, has
handed down a decision of Interest to the
litigants over electric-lighting patents. Tha
case decided was that of Pohl et al
against the Anchor Brewing Com
pany, involving a patent for barrel
scrubbing machines. Pohl obtained a
patent in this country in 1879 for an im
provement on a patent which had been
granted two years previously in Germany.
In defending the suit the Anchor Brewing
Company contended that its use of the ma
chine was in no sense an infringement,
because the original patent in Germany had
lapsed, thus terminating the life ot tho
The Westinghouse Electrio Company as
sisted the Brewing Company in entering
this proposition, while the Edison Elec
trio Lighting Company sided with
the plaintiff. Judge Wallace's de
cision is that the statute is
capable of the meaning that the exclusive
right to a patent here is to cease with the
exclusive right of the patentee in any for
eign country. The Westinghouse p'eopla
claim that Judge Wallace's decision will
have an important bearing on their litiga
tion with the Edison Company.
A WEST VIRGINIA CRIME.
A Colored Ulan Sentenced on the SceonsT
Trial for a Peculiar Murder.
SPECIAL TILIC RAM TO TUX DISrATCH.t
Huntington, W. Va., August 1L
George Christian has been found guilty of
the murder of Frank Brown in Cabell
county and sentenced to the penitentiary for
life. On the evening of February 20 last,
Christian and Brown were arrested for en
gaging in a row at a colored festival and
were locked up at Guyandotte jail.
Christian set fire to the jail and when the
officers opened the door he ran out and
escaped. Brown was burned to death.
Christian was recaptured and tried at the
March term of court, but the jury failed to
agree. 3 He was given another trial.laat week
and convicted Saturday.
CAUGHT AT LAST.
A PostoSee Pilferer Trapped by the Decoy
Chicago, August 11. John A. Davis,
assistant engineer of the Chicago
postoffice, was arrested to-night ii
the act of stealing a decoy package of mail.
His pilferlngs have been long continued
aggregating many thousand dollars. -
Dr. Bayllss at ihe Point of Death. f
Bay Crxr, Mich., August 1L Advices':
from tha bedside of Dr. Bayllss show thai :
jus ueaw is out a queeuoa oi a. lew bobm."
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