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11 VERY jCOLD DEAL
-The Only Kind Senator Quay
Has Yet Had With the Al
NO DICKER YET COMPLETED
William Flinn Says He is Out for
Any Kind of Trade
TEAT WON'T TEADE DIM OUT
He Doesn't Consider the Pittsburg; Post
mastership a Legitimate Subject for a
Deal That Belongs to Congressman
DnlTetl He AVI II Bun for Slate Senate
Coder Any Circumstances, and U Confl
dent of Sncceae Major Moatooth's
Boom to Be Tenderly Nurtured Hill to
Boss the New York State Convention
GoTcrnor Bolkley'e Eyo on Senator
William Flinn says that in seven inter
views he has had with Quay the latter has
not succeeded in making a deal for Allegheny
county patronage or knocked Mr. Ford off
the track for Postmaster. He adds that ha
and his friends expect to nominate Major
Iilontooth for Governor next year.
So much has been said and printed
recently in reference to the Flinn-Qnay
"deal" that a visit to the most interested
party in Pittsburg was made last night, in
onler to secure an authoritative statement
was at home, and expressed himself quite
willing to be interviewed.
"You have seen the statement that a
meeting was held in the Fast, and also the
claim that the details of a 'deal had been
agreed upon. Was any one at that confer
ence authorized to speak for William
Flinn?" he was asked.
HE SPEAKS FOB HIMSELF.
"No one. William Flinn generally speaks
"Has a 'deal,' giving your adherents a
share in Federal patronage, and the post
mastership, in exchange for State influence,
"No. No such 'deal' has been made."
"Is such a 'deal' possible or probable?"
"Weil, we would dicker if we could have
all the offices as a consideration. I will
tell you just exactly how the case stands:
The political situation is entirely un
changed. The postmastership fight is. still
AS YTGOBOUSLT AS EVEB,
and I am still a candidate for the State
ate, end have no fears whatever as to
success before the convention. Abso
sly, the only result of my seven inter
views with Senator Quay "has been to make
his acquaintance very thoroughly."
"What do you consider legitimate objects
of political barter in Allegheny county
"Not'the postmastership, certainly. We
do not consider that anybody but Congress
man Dalzell has any rights in that matter.
Irrespective of 'deals,' the naming of the
Postmaster belongs to him; nor is a 'deal' of
any kind necessary to emphasize his rights.
WILL NOT BE WITHDRAWN
or sacrificed for anything that can be men
tioned. We do not want the Federal offices,
lor we don't see what good they would do
"But might not the possession of Federal
patronage make your faction more solid in
the State?" mildly suggested the reporter.
"Not appreciably, especially as we are
not now, and do not expect to be, active in
State politics, with the sole exception of the
Montooth boom. We serionsly expect to
get him nominated, for Allegheny county
has cot a dissentient voice against the
Major. Much, of course, depends upon
Major Moutooth's own work; but it is al
ways safe to boom a man who knows how to
THOSE GLITTERING OFFERS.
"Did Senator Qnay make you any glitter
"Now," said Mr. Flinn, laughing, "is
that a fair question? Senator Quay is a
clam on his part of the negotiations, and I
don't feel Justified in saying any more than
he does. He is a wonderful man, without
"So there is neither possibility nor proba
bility of a deal between yourself and the
"That's just it. Neither a possibility nor
a probability, except that I may say, in a
general way, that I am open to any 'deal
that won't 'deal' me out. It seems to me
that the fact that
THE SITUATION' IS UNCHANGED
is a refutation of the stories now afloat. I
do not see that the present state of affairs
offers a fair chance for a trade. Later on,
after the postoffice fight has been settled
our way, there may be some chance fbr'a
AN EXE ON IIAWLEFS CHAIR.
Governor Bnlkley Scheming to Leavo Con
necticut for Washington. '
rrrzciAt. telegram to thi nitrATcn.l
New Haven, Conn., August 19. Dem
ocratic as well as Republican politicians are
all agog over the rumors regarding Gov
ernor Bulkley's design on Senator Hawley's
chair at Washington. Senator Piatt's term
of service expires next year, and it is a lore
gone conclusion that the Hon. Samuel Fes
senden, of Stamford, will make an attempt
to become his successor. The scheme to
work Governor Bulkley into the Senate is
said to be as follows: Influential Republi
cans are, it is said, about to ask President
Harrison to appoint Senator Hawley Min
ister to Bussia. If the favor is granted,
then the rest of the scheme is Bimple.
Governor Bnlkley will resign, and Lieuten
ant Governor Herwin will step up to the
gubernatorial chair and appoint Morgan G.
Bulkley, Sen., to fill Hawley's vacant
Leading Republicans in this city are of
the opinion that Hawley cannot be again re
elected to the Senate after the expiration of
his present term, in 1893. He has many
political enemies in the State, and probably
would not care to be made a target for their
attack in 1893. Bulkley would be satisfied
to fill Hawley's unexpired term, with the
prospect of a re-election for a full term.
The only hitch in this programme is that
Hawley might not be willing to accept the
Russian mission, and that Lieutenant Gov
ernor Herwin might refuse to become a
party to the scheme. Friends of General
Herwin are of the opinion that he would
have nothing to do with it unless Hawley is
HILL TO HAYE IT.
The Wily Governor Expects to Name the
Place for Holding the State Conven
tion Harmony to Bnle Abovo
All Things Candidates
by tfao Dozen.
rsrxctii. tzixobam to the DisrA-rciM
Sabatoga, N. T., August 19. The
Democratic State Committee will meet here
to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. Nearly all
the members of the committee ore already
here, and a lively canvass has been made tor
place. The opinion of those best informed
is that the State Convention will meet in
Syracuse on the 2d of October. This, it is
understood, will bo in accordance with the
wishes of Governor Hill. The opposition
to Syracuse will be, except from local con
siderations, chiefly from those who are sensi
tive about what they term "Albany domina
tion." Rochester and Saratoga will have
some votes, but Mayor Kirk, of Syracuse,
has been very enthusiastic for that city, and
it will probably have the convention.
Jt is predicted that when the convention
meets it will be as wholly harmonious as has
been hoped. Candidates multiply. Those
mentioned for Secretary of State are Valen
tine Fleckenstein, of Monroe; Diedrick Wil
lers, Jr., of Seneca, and Senator Stadlerand
Senator Cantor, of New York. The renom
ination of Charles F. Taber for Attorney
General is conceded. So also is that of Ed
ward Wemple for Controller. K, Danforth,
of Chenango, and H. L. Childs, of Auburn,
are prominently named as candidates for
State Treasurer. Danforth is the present
deputy. The State Engineer will go to the
present incumbent, if he will take it, about
which he is undecided. If he declines,
Peter Hogan, of Saratoga, is the only other
name mentioned for Engineer.
The office of Judge of the Court of Ap
peals will not lack for candidates. Those
most generally and favorably spoken of are
ex-Attorney General Dennis O'Brien, of
Jefferson, Judge Edgar Cullen, 01 Kings,
and Edward S. Rappallo. of New York, son
of the late Judge Rappallo. The objection
to O'Brien is that he represents a district
which already had four jndges on the Ap
The meeting of the State Committee will
probably be quite harmonious in its action
on the main purpose which calls them to
gether, bnt there is a grouty feeling among
some of the members who will constitute
the minority, that forebodes lnkewarmness
in the canvass, especially if the proceed
ings of the State Convention take on too
much of the flavor of dictation. Quite
unexpected feeling seems to have taken pos
session of some members of the committee,
who deprecate most of the apprehension
that the proceedings of the meeting of the
committee and of the State Convention will
be governed and made subsidiary to an
ulterior purpose, and who wish that only
such considerations as pertain solely to the
making and electing of a State ticket are
to have any prominence.
HE EAISEDA BOW.
A Southern Colored Preacher Write a
Vigorous Editorial Threatening altace
War He la to be Banished From .
tho Community Republi
cans Denounce Him.
BlBMINGHAM, ALA., iiugUJt 19. An
article in an independent paper, at Selma,
Ala., edited by a Colored preacher named
Bryan, has created a stir in Alabama. An
editorial in the last issue abused the whites
for various injustices against the colored
race, and concluded as follows:
Were yon (the whites) to leave thisBouth
Itnd in 20 years it would be one of the grandest
sections of the globe. We would show you
mossback crackers how to rtin a country. You
would never see convicts, baltetarved. depriv
ing honest workingmen of an honest living. It
is only a matter of time when throughout this
whole State affairs will be changed, and I hope
to your sorrow. We were never destined al
ways to be servants, but like all other races
will and must have our day; you now hare
yours. You have predicted that at no very
distant day we will have our race war, and we
hope, as God intends, that we will be strong
enonch to wipe you out of existence, and hard
ly leave enough of you to tellthe story. It is
bound to come, and just such hot-headed
cranks as the editors of some of our Demo
cratic journals are just the right set to hasten
it. It is fate.
The whites in Selma are taking steps to
prevent the Rev. Mr. Bryan, who is now
absent from the city, from ever coming back
any more. The Executive Committee of
the White Republicans' Protective Tariff
Lieagne. witn Headquarters at ISirmintrham.
met here to-day and passed a resolution de
nouncing the editorial as incendiary and
dangerous, and tendering their moral and,
if necessary, their physical aid to stop such
THE SUGAR TRUST WINS.
Judge Ingrnhnm Decides an Injunction Suit
In lis Favor.
rsrECIAX, TILZOnjLM TO THTt DISPATCH.!
New York, August 19. The application
of Receiver Gray, of the North River
Sugar Refinery, for an injunction to re
strain the Sugar Trust from transferring or
disposing of any of its assets (for instance
by paying a dividend on its capital stock)
was denied to-day by Judge Ingraham. He
intended to postpone a decision , until after
his vacation, but changed his mind. Judge
Ingraham says that as Receiver Gray had
been informed that the trust intended to
transfer its property, it was clearly the re
ceiver's duty to present the matter
to the Court But this allegation
had .been emphatically denied by the
defendants, who are unquestionably respon
sible, and no visible harm can come from
waiting for the decision of the general term
This -decision is on the appeal lrom the
judgment of Judge Barrett, annulling the
charter of the North River Company be
cause it joined the Sugar Trust
Judge Ingraham gives Receiver Gray
leave to renew the motion for
an injunction if he ascertains any
facts that indicate an intent by any one of
the defendants to transfer any of the proper
ty held by them under the trust agreement,
and leave to renew upon the decision of the
HES. JIAIBRICK'S P20PERTT.
A Suit In the Nnmo of tfao Liverpool Pris
oner Besun In Kentucky.
Louisville, August 19. The attorneys
of Florence Maybrick, now under sen
tence of deat at Liverpool for the murder
ot her husband, James Maybrick, to-day
filed suit in the Federal courts here for the
appointment of trustees for her large estate
in mountain lands in Breathitt, Pike and
neighboring counties in this State. The
Sroperty was left "her by her grandfather,
larius Blake Hoi brook, of New York. She
is joined in the suit by her stepfather, who
acts for her mother.
The rights of Mrs. Maybrick's children,
both under 10 years, are also reviewed and
protection is sought for them. The suit is
friendly, and its object is to secure relief
from the necessity of giving security as
trustees for W. H. Gardiner and Hamilton
Bradshaw, of New York, and Rev. John
Ingraham, of Missouri, who are trustees for
Mrs. Maybrlok's property elsewbere in
America. They declined to serve for the
Kentucky property if required to give
Why President Harrison Begins to Think
the Civil Service Reform Movement
Is a Good Thins; A Rid
dance for Big Bores.
rSriCIAL TXLXOBAUTO Till DISPATCH. 1
Washington, August 191 The poli
ticians of both parties here who have re
cently interested themselves in a movement
to break down and have repealed the ci7il
service rules are greatly incensed at the pro
posal to extend the operation of
the competitive examinations to chiefs
of divisions. The report that this
was the resdlt of a consultation
between the President and Civil Service
Commissioners Lyman and Thompson, last
Saturday, and that the order will soon be
made, has set every anti-civil-service reform
tongue wagging -against the Commissioners
and the President, though the Republican
tongues are somewhat modified in their bit
terness by the reflection tha it is probable
all or nearly all of the chiefs will be of that
party before the order is promulgated,
It the order be made, the importance of it
will not lie so much in the number of addi
tional offices it will place under the control
of civil service rules, as in the disposition it
exhibits in the President to aid the Civil
Service, Commissioners in extending the
rules to every corner of the service possible.
Chiels of divisions get from 2,000 to 2,500
per annum, and these places have been
looked upon as the legitimate property of
politicians who have a larger number of
lieutenants to whom they wish to give good
places than there are offices having higher
salaries than the chiefs of divisions.
It is tyudjby his'friends that the President
has stiffened his spinal column considerably
of late in bis support of civil service reform,
out of sheer disgust and fatigue with the
importunities of office seekers who either
want office from him or want his influence
with the heads of departments and with
Congressmen to secure offices not "Presiden
tal" in their character. He is said also to
have watched keenly the use made of their
influence by Congressmen and others, and
to be convinced now, if not previously, that
it would be a good thing to eliminate from
the process of filling the offices the last ves
tige of political patronage to the extremest
Whether or not this is giving the Presi
dent too much credit for the Teform spirit
remains to be demonstrated, but it is cer
tain that Mr. Harrison has ot late shown a
decidedly increased disposition to listen to
the recommendations of the Civil Service
Commissioners and to act in sympathy with
RECOVERING BDEIED CANNON.
Digging Up Somo Guns That Were Hidden
27 Years Aao.
Albuquerque, N. M., August 19.
Last Friday Captain Jack Crawford and
Major T. T. Teel arrived in this city for the
purpose of having Major Teel locate the
place where he had buried some cannon in
April, 1862. At that time Albuquerque
was in the possession .of the rebels, and
Teel's batterv was part of General Sibley's
command. To prevent the cannon from
falling into the hands of the Union
forces, Major Teel and some of
his officers buried the cannon at
dead of night The common soldiers knew
nothing of it The other officers havo since
died or were killed, and Major Teel alone
knew the spot where the cannon were in
terred. He pointed out the spot, and went
on his way to El Paso.
To-day the digging was commenced, and
but a few feet from where he indicated, the
cannon were fonnd. Eight were unearthed
and it is supposed others will be. found.
They were some six feet deep and
when taken out, after 27 years'
burial. - were as bright as on the
day when they were buried. They quickly
turned black on exposure. They are 12
pound brass howitzers, three stamped United
States, showing that they had been captured
from Uncle Sam and bear the mark of the
manufacturers, C. A. & Co., Boston. It is
supposed they were part of theMcCrea
battery captured at Fort Craig.
A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING.
Catholic Clergy nnd CitlEeufflmposed on by
a Smooth-Faced Fraud.
rsrycTAj. txieobam to tub DisrATcn.i
New Haven, Conn., August 19. For
the last two weeks a well-built gentleman
with closely cropped red halrt wearing the
garb of a Catholic cleriryman, has success
fully worked the hotels, Catholic clergy,
servants and well-to-do citizens of this city
by posing as Rev, Father tToseph Thorpe.
Among those whom he succeeded in per
suading he was a Catholic clergyman are
Rev. Father Lynch, of St. Francis Church,
William Neeley. F. E. Brooks and the pro
prietor of the Selden House. He claims to
some people that he is a professor in Alle
gheny College, to others that he is from
Niagara College, and is East on a summer
vacation, and that having missed remit
tances of money is without funds to return.
Much of the money which he has collected
has been blown in frequenting saloons, the
proprietors of which he has also defrauded
by not paying for considerable of the stuff
he has consumed.
A few years ago Thorpe was professor of
English in Niagara College, but was forced
to give up his professorship on account of
his habits. He was next heard of in New
York, where he claimed to be connected
with a publishing house. He travels under
the name of McNamara, Smith, Fields and
McDermott, ail of which he used while
Are Rigidly Enforcing; tho Bnlt Laws Upon
Halifax, N. S., August 19. The New
foundland Government is enforcing the
bait act with, a good deal of vigor. One
cruiser, the Lady Glover, has made eight
seizures this season. The masters of two
of the vessels were sentenced to pay a fine
ot $1,000 each or to undergo fire months'
imprisonment The others were imprisoned
for terms of from five months downward.
To show what shifts owners and masters of
schooners are now put to and the artifices
that have to be resorted to in order to get
bait, it is but necessary to describe the plan
adopted by one detected French vessel.
In her a false bulkhead was built next to
the cabin. Three pieces of decking were
cut out and the space was filled with her
ring. In order to hide all traces of the
dodge, a seine was carefully spread over
THE UNIVERSAL PEACE UNION.
A National Relief Fund lor Cases of Cn
Philadelphia, August 19. A special
meeting of the Executive Committee of the
Universal Peace Union was held here to
day, at which was adopted an address to
the people of the United States suggesting
the creation of a national relief fund, to be
applied for relieving distress caused by
flood or fire, pestilence or famine,-cyclones
or earthquakes, or any similar catastrophe.
It is suggested that any money remaining
of the Johnstown flood after all distress has
been relieved be nsedlas the nuclear -for
the reception of any donations or legacies
that may be bequeathed for this specific
It is proposed that the Board of Trustses
be composed of the Governors of the several
States; ihe chairman thereof to be the Pres
ident of the United States. Copies of the
address have been sent to the President pd
the various Governors.
ONE FLASH OF FLAME,
And Almost Instantly Nine Lives
Were Wiped Out of Existence.
CAUGHT IN A TENEMENT TKAP.
No Escapo for Those Who Did Not Awake at
the First Alarm.
ALLEGED TO HATE BEEN INCEpiAEI.
Tiro Men Arrested on Suspicion of CommltUnff the
Fiendish Crime. '
Early yesterday morning a sudden fire in
a New York tenement house destroyed the
lives of nine" persons 'and injured others.
The flames were subdued in short order, bnt
not in time to save many of the sleeping in
mates. The fire is charged to incendiary
tSrXCIAIi TXLEQBAX To'tIIX TJISrATCIM
New Yobk,, August 19i Nine ot the CO
persons living in the tenement at 305
Seventh avenue were burned or smothered
to death by a fire early this morning, two
more were dangerously burned, others nain
fully, and all who survived were turned out
homeless and half naed, saving no furni
ture or clothing to speak of. The fire began
in John Snyder's all-night restaurant down
stairs, and ha and his negro cook, William
Roberts, were arrested on suspicion of
The tenement is one of a row that covers
the entire block between Twenty-seventh
and Twenty-eighth streets, on the east side
of the avenue. Each of the floors upstairs
is arranged for four families, and most of
the tenants are pretty poor. On the ground
floor are two stores with the hallway and
stairways between them. She fire started a
little before 5 A. M., while both Snyder and
his negro cook; William Roberts, were wide
awake and attending to their business at the
A DEATH TBAP.
Snyder says that there were no customers
in the place, and he was sweeping the side
wale, while Roberts was in a shed in the
back yard. Snyder was near the curb, and
turning around, looked into the store, he
saw a blaze in the kitchen, which was at the
back of the restaurant He ran back and
tried to put it out but he declares it was too
much for him, and he hurried out to the
Then Roberts, the black cook, ran from
the yard to the street Snyder ordered him
to go upstairs and wake the people. Roberts
says he went up two flights and yelled.
Snyder sent a colored man to the Thirtieth
street station to ring up the fire engines.
The flames scourged the sidewalk so that
the men couldn't get to the hydrant in front
of the store.
Whether because they were not sum
moned in time, or because the heat was too
intense to let the firemen near the building,
the firemen were of no avail in saving life.
They had engines in plenty,'and there were
helmeted men enough to take care of the
whole block if it had been ablaze. They
got hose pipes in a hurry at the building
through the windows and from adjoining
roofs, and the fire was put out as easily and.
quickly as a burning matoh would be put
out by throwing a pitcher of water on it
DID NOT 'LAST LONG.
Tf vmi Tint mYiT.f a Urn 4Tipnt fnr a fw
minutes, but during those minutes it was
frightful. Whether there was kerosene on
the woodwork in the kitchen or whether it
was merely the grease and fat that had been
splashed around in Snyder's six years'
tenancy Is something Fire Marshal Mitchell
will try to find out There were only
some light tables and chairs in the
restaurant, and these burned quickly.
From them the blaze got to the front of the
store, blazed out at the rolled-up awning,
and cnrling oyer that, spread up the house
outside. Through the open windows of the
four floors above the fingers of fire stuck
into the rooms and set them afire. At these
rear windows it was worse than in front
From the furnace into which Snyder's
kitchen so suddenly had been turned, the
leaping flames struck the ceiling and broke
through into the room above. In the whole
house that was the only flooring which was
burned. ' More of the fire from the kitchen
burst into the hallway and jumped up the'
stairs, licking every bit of the staircase
from ground to roof. .It was just at this
time when the fire in front, behind and np
the staircase had got K this point of suprem
acy that the firemen turned on the flood and
tlrownea out tne piaze.
TWO WEBE AWAKE.
There were at least two persons in the flats
who were awake when the fire started. One
was Mrs. John Flanagan. She was sitting
on a sofa in a front room of the third floor,
nursing a fretful 7 months baby. She did
not fear Roberts' yell in the hall if he
yelled at all there but she did hear calls
from the street She wakened her husband
and then in her night dress stepped out to
the fire escape. This is of iron.
It has no ladder down, but it rum along
the wall to the window of the next house.
Mrs. Flanagan wa barefooted. One by one
Mr. Flanagau handed out through the
smoke their five children. Three are lets
than S years old, one Is 12, the other 13.
Then he stepped out, leaving behind all the
accumulations of 14 years of housekeeping.
The other person awake was Frank Wilson.
He is a nightwatchman and had got home
at 4:30 a. 21,
.He sat up reading a paper and smelled
smoke. His room was on the third floor
front. He called to his wife, who was in a
bed room near by. She was already partly
suffocated, and he carried her out on the
fire escape, and so to the next house. The
crowd below cheered when they saw him.
Then he returned and carried both his chil
dren. Lily, a 2-year-old, and Robert, a 4-year-old.
Lily's hair was singed. Mr.
Wilson's right hand wasruised and cut as
he swung against the fire escape,
CnEEBED BY THE CBOWD,
When the crowd on the street saw him
with the babies they cheered louder than
before. The Kloler family on the first floor
jnst above the restaurant comprised six per
sons. Mrs. Kloter heard the yelling, and
they all got out safely to the next house
through the fire escape in front Tjiere
were more who saved themselves in the
same manner, and some who went up to the
roof and out there to roofs of other houses,
but no one succeeded in going down stairs
to the street
It was on this staircase that the most
hcroio work was done, and the heroes wero
young William and John Glennorr. Their
people lived on the first floqr back, above
the restaurant The smoke awoke John. He
put on some clothes, shouting the while to
nis tones, xney curried to the fire escape in
front It was wrapped In flame.
Fire came through the slats of the shut
ters on the front windows. They -rushed to
the hall. Below -they saw the blaze that
filled the lower hall. They had great
trouble in getting their mother to go with
them to the roof. She was helpless through
fear. William led the way np the staircase.
Smoke and fire tortured them at every step.'
The mother couldn't walk and they carried'
her. They got to the roof burned and.
blinded. Their father they thought was
just behind them, but he was not The two
hoys went down toe still more furious burn
ing hallways to the second floor,
A,HEBOIO ATTEMPT. " (
They had to feel their way, they oould'not
see it, so thick was the smote, go stung with
aia were their eyes. ' The smoke blew upon
AWCST 20, 1889.
them hot and thick. Their father was not
on the second floor, and William, pushing
ahead, went right into what John' described
later as a hollow square of flame. He
couldn't go any further and rejoined John
on the stairs. They climbed slowly back to
the roof. William's clothes were on fire
when they got there.
w niie the ulennons were trying to rescue
their father, while the Kloters and the
Wilsons and the Flanagans and the others
were escaping, there came to others the hor
rible deaths of suffocation and of burning.
Those nine who succumbed had doubtless
been later in waking than the others. It
was after the fire was practically all over
that they were found. There were -found in
the various rooms these dead people:
GLENNOF, WILLIAM, 60 years old, burned
JEFFREY, JANE. 65 years, smothered.
LUSTIG, itABTHA, 40 lyears, burned to
McQEOOHAN, NELLIE, 20 years old,
MoKEE, WILLIAM, J years old, burned to
O'CONNOR, ANNIE. 45 years, smothered.
WALES, JANE, 4 years, smothered.
WALES MARY. Sl MrV .mnrhpT-pd
Acting Captain Schmittbercer and many
others were Indignant that the Mitchell flats
have such wretched flra "escapes." They are
only bridges connecting the windows of one
house with another. Captain Schmittbercer
says they ought to have ladders attached.
Those in the rear had wooden floors and those
floors were burned away. Tho flra marshal
sajs these fire escapes come within the law.
The Rnllroad .Beneficial Association to be
.Supplemented by a Pension System
President Roberta Heartily In
Favor of the Scheme.
Philadelphia, August 19. The Penn
sylvania Railroad Company is about to
adopt a policy toward its employes more
important than any in its history. Ar
rangements are being made to establish
a pension system, the first of its
kind in the United States, and the step
will attract wide attention. The pension
plan will be introduced in connection with
the company's relief association. At the
end of the association's last fiscal
year, the third of its histo
ry, it was found that , there was
a surplus in the treasury, after the pay
ment of all benefits of 5170,789. The ex
istence of this balance suggested the intro
duction of pensions to superanuated mem
bers of the Relief Association.
A special committee of the Advisory Com
mittee of the association approved the pro
ject, the Advisory Committee itself took
the same attitude, and another sub-committee
was appointed- to propose a
plan. This committee met recently
at Cape May, and adjourned after
discussing various plans, to meet at a later
day. There are certain complications to be
adjusted before the pension system
can be put in force. Those em
ployes who have put their money in
to the association did so with the under
standing that the fund was to be drawn
from only to pay death, accident and sick
If the new plan, involving the payment of
pensions as well, shall be adopted, the con
sent of members of the association will first
hare to be obtained, but no diffi
culty from this source is anticipated.
President Roberts has taken a hearty inter
est in the plans, and has offered to recom-'
mana to tne companies associated in the
fund a contribution of $50,000 to help estab
lish the pension system.
TEIING TO SATE A LIFE.
Important New Evidence Discovered la the'
j Case of Charles Clblln.
&. rtfrcnTAT. nunRlIt TO TS1 nTlplTnn. l
j . . ..
j$2T"5W 'Yobk, August 19. Counsel for
Charles Ulblin, 'who shot and killed
Madeline Goetr, the wife of a baker, after
an unsuccessful attempt to pass a counter
feit bank note at the store, moved to-day in
Supreme Court chambers, before Judge
Barrett, for an order for a new trial on the
ground of newly discovered evidence. This
alleged new evidence is to the effect that
instead of Giblin being the owner ot the
weapon with which the Killing was done, it
was the property ot Goetz, and that during
a straggle between Goetz and Giblin for the
possession ot the pistol it went off.
The witnesses who, it was said, could
prove this are Fanny and Gussie Nelson,
sisters, who lived over the Goetz store.
Fanny was a witness on behalf of the
people on the trial, bat Gussie was not
Decision was reserved.
Mr. Harrison Commutes the Sentence of a
Virginia Bank Defaulter.
DeebPaek, Md., August 19. President
Harrison spent the morning considering a
few appointments of postmasters in Indiana
and in examining the papers in the case of
Linden S. Clarke, sentenced to five years in
the Virginia Penitentiary for making false
entries on the books of the First National
Bank of Richmond, Va. After mature de
liberation the President decided, in view of
several extenuating circumstances in the
case, to commnte the sentence to three
General George Crook, United Stales
Army, with Lieutenant L. W. Kennon, 'of
his staff, came over from. Oakland and
called at the Spencer cottage to discuss
Sioux matters. At 4 in the afternoon
President Harrison and Attorney General
Miller went driving.
THE TEXAS CATTLE FETEE
Alleaedto Have Diode Its Appearance Ex
tensively In St. Louis.
St. Loins, August 19. Texas cattle
fever has made its appearance in St Louis,
and there appears to be a conspiracy to
prevent the discovery of the fact Some
time ago a number of cattle consigned from
Texas became afflicted in pens here, and 35
died of the fever. Since then a number of
milch cows jn that vicinity have died from
the fever, and there is some alarm as to the
city's milk supply.
Health Commissioner Dudley denied the
existence of the fever, while the Dairy In
spector does not credit it. Cattlemen, how
ever, claim the disease from which the ani
mals died was Texas fever, pare and simple.
DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE NO BAB.
An Important Pension Decision Rendered
by Secretary Bossey.
Washington, August 19. Assistant
Secretary Bufsey to-day made an important
decision in pension cases, holding that a
dishonorable discbarge inflicted, by court
martial for an offense of which the court has
jurisdiction did not render a man ineligible
to pensions. .
In this view he is sustained by a decision
of the lato Judge Advocate General, Hon.
Joseph Holt The opinion re-establishes
the ruling of the department which pre
vailed through all administrations ante
dating rule 135, by General Black.
AN INSANE MAN'S LEAE,
While Suffering; From Delirium Tremens He
Jumps From a Moving Train.
Newabk, N. J., August 19.. An insane
man boarded a train at Elizabeth, on the
Centra Railroad this afternoon, and while
the train was in motion in the meadows
jumped off. The train was stopped and
search was made, but only the man's coat
and hat were found.
Afterward . he was fonnd wandering in
the tall grass and brought to Newark. -To
the police be gave the name ot Christian H.
Emling, of Tamaqua, Pa. He is supposed
to be sufieriDg from delirium tremens.
A EACE ON THE RAIL.
The Quick Act of affEngineer Averts
a Horrible Disaster.
FAST TIME OF A WILD LOCOMOTIVE.
It Dashes Madly Through the Crowded
Streets of Baltimore
WITH AN EXPEESS TEAINJ0ST BEHIND.
A Final Crash lata and Thronca a Warehouse and a
Lot of Cars.
In order to avoid a collision with a fast
express afBaltimore yesterday, an engi
neer reversed his locomotive, palled .the
throttle and jumped for life. A wild' race
through tunnels and crowded streets en
sued. All loss of life was finally averted,
bnt considerable property was destroyed
in the final crash.
rSrECIAL TXUCQBAX TO TSX DISPATCH. 1
BaltImoee, August 19. About 9 o'clock
this morning, locomotive No 88, of the
Northern Central Railway, which is a large
and heavy engine used as atshifter, stood on
one of tho tracks just beyondtafayette
station, on the northwestern outskirts of the
city. Engineer Ben Flickinger, whose hair
has become silvered in the employ or the
company, and whose reputation as a careful
man is of the very best, sat in the cab with
one hand on the throttle with young Ed
ward Cox, who has been railroading about
two years or more, as his fireman.
About 100 yards above the station the
rails divide, one pair making a sharp curve
to the left. The fast Philadelphia express,
known on the road as train No. 92, comes
rnmbling-around this curve at a few min
,ntes after 9 every morning at a pretty rapid
clip. The railroad people in and about
Lafayette station take special pains to give
a clear track to the Philadelphia flyer, but
somehow things went wrong 'this morning.
It will require an official examination to
determine upon whose shoulders the blame
rests, bnt the fact remains that No. 83 was
standing directly in front and not a hun
dred yards away from the headlight of the
Philadelphia train when it swung around
NO TIME TO LOSE.
Engineer Flickingertook in the situa
tion at a glance. There was no time to get
out of the way except by going in the same
direction as the express, and going very
fast The shifting engine was facing west,
and the express was coming east Eager to
avoid a smash-up and possible loss of life,
he told Fireman Cox to jump from the
engine. Then he palled the throttle the
reverse way, and himself took a flying leap,
and backward tho engine flew toward the
mouth of the tunnel at Fulton station.
In was all ddne in an instant Flickinger
made the jump in safety, and No. 88 started
down the track at a sprinting clip, with the
Philadelphia flyer close behind with a full
head of steam on and not a hand to offer re
straint No. 88, as if exultant irTitsun?
wonted freedom, began her race with a de
fiant roar and rumble and an utter disregard
for consequences. It usually requires V
minutes for an ordinary train to get through
the first of the three sections of the long
tunnels butwecn Lafayette dud Union sta-.
tions. This morning No. 88 made the dis
tance in about 30 seconds. Then it shot into
the yawning mouth of No 2 section, and all
that the amazed track walker beheld was a
cloud of inky smoke picked out with flaming
A UNIQUE SPECTACLE.
When the flying mass of quivering iron,
steam and noise flashed out of the last of
the tunnelB and into.that bewildering net
work of tracks' just b'eyond Union station,
the spectacle was, to say the least, unique.
From the smokb stack poured clouds of
dark smoke, from every valve and escape
pipe hissed jets of steam. The furnace
doora were swan? aiar bv the tremendons
momentum and the slumbering fires were
fanned to white heat, and were sending forth
tongues of flame.
Singularly, enough, the engine stuck to
the track and flashed through Union sta
tion jnst as passengers were about getting
into the 9 o'clock vestibule car train about
to go to New York. The passengers were
streaming through the station gates, and
climbing up the platform of their train.
Suddenly they heard a roar like that of
thunder. Then they beheld a black mass
belching forth steam and smoke, and then
nothing but an echo of that selfsame roar
and the lingering smoke were left. It re
quired but the fraction of a minute for the
runaway to swing over thebridge that spans
Jones fall;. The rails led her toward Cal
SOMETHING 07 A STAMPEDE.
In front and jnst beyond the last sharp
curve in her journey loomed up the depot.
The rails pass along North street to Center,
one of the busiest thoroughfares in the citv.
As the wild engine passed along, vehicles
on the line made for the pavement, and for
a time there was a regular stampede. The
man who kept bis wits about him was the
switchman at Center street He saw the
engine was rnnnlng wild, and then opened
the switch, which sent the iron monster into
a lot of empty cars which faced the big
neathouse of Nelson, Morris & Co., agents
lor Armour cc uo.
In a twinkling the whole business shot
into the side of the warehouse. There was
a tremendous report and a sound of crack
ing timbers, of falling brioks, and escaping
steam. Then everything was shrouded in
an impenetrable cloud of smoke and dust.
Slowly the smoke cloud parted and the dost
settled. Then the frightened spectators
rnsHed into the yard.
An astonishing sight met their gaze. A
big ragged hole had been knocked in the
massive wall of the Nelson, Morris & Co.
building. The trout end of the car nearest
the wall telescoped the rear end of the
XA COMPLETE TVEECK.
The ill-fated engine No. 88 layall tangled
and twisted, as completely wrecked as
though she had passed under a steamsham
taer. The rear truck, which had suffered
the brnnt of the collision, lay fully 20 feet
away from the body of the tender, which
was jammed into the front part of car 718.
The cab of the locomotive was pressed
against the roof of the car, and scraps of
iron lay scattered about in every direc
tion, while the brasswork entwined the big
black boiler like a golden serpent The
debris of the wreck was piled up on either
side of the track for 100 feet or more.
The runaway canted (tbe moat intense ex
citement throughout the city. All sorts of
reports prevailed with reference to loss of
Hie, yet singularly enough, though passing
through three crowded stations, through
tunnels and an open street, no one was in
jured. The damage will not exceed
NO DECISION AB IET.
The English Government Is Waltlsc for
' Evidence la the Maybrick Case.
LonIiok, August 19. Home Secretary
Matthews is awaiting farther medical re
ports before coming to a decision in the
Maybrick case. The report will be snb
mjtted to-morrow. The Parliamentary
petition in behalf of Mrs. Maybrick, 'has
been signed by 01 wembers of toe House of
HONEYMOON 0E JAIL.
Queer Way In Which an Antique Spinster
Caught a Husband He Afterward
Prefera Suicide to the Embraces
of His Back-Number Spouse.
rSFZCLU. TXLXOBXlt TO THX DISf iTCH.l ,
Vandama, Mo., August 19. The little
town of Perry. 13 miles northwest of here, is
the scene of a sensation that has set the
whole county talking. Two months ago a
store in the place was robbed, and about
200 worth of clothing stolen. Suspicion
fell on Henry King, a young man of good
character, but no arrest was made, as the
great majority of the people believed him
innocent. Three weeks after the burglary
the people were astonished at the news that
King had married a woman 15 years his
To-day the young "husband attempted
snicide oy taking poison. While his friends
were at work trying to save him he told
them it was true that he was guilty of the
burglary, and the fact was only known to
one other person, the woman he married.
She secured proof of his guilt before the
marriage, and calling him up showed her
E roofs and told him she would give him
is choice of marrying her or going to the
penitentiary. He pleaded in vain that he
was "too young to marry yet," and "she
was old enough to be his mother:" The old
girl knew the value of her hand, and was
relentless. Honeymoon or the jailwas her
ultimatum, and the- poor fellow wilted and
consented to be married.
After hard work the doctors saved him,
and he now says he prefers the penitentiary
to the embraces ot his antique spouse.
"Take me away and lock me up," he said
to Constable Goldsmith. The woman was a
spinster, and her reputation was without a
flaw. The queer way in which she caught
a husband has set he whole town laugning.
HE PEELS ILL USED.
Why Dr. Joseph T. Porter Resigned From
the Army Ordered Off the Hetlred
List and to Active Daly at
a Moment's Notice.
Jacksonville, August 19. Dr. Joseph
V. Porter, Assistant Surgeon in the United
States Army and State Health Officer of
Florida, returned to Jacksonville from
South Florida to-day. He found an order
of the War Department awaiting him, di
recting him to proceed to Jackson Barracks,
La. He thinks he has been ill used in the
matter, and makes the following statement:
In 1834 1 was out on army duty at Browns
ville. Texas, and got very ill with heart trouble.
So bad was my attack that my friends thought
I was going to die, and I was ordered home, a
surgeon belnc detailed to accompany me. I
recovered and returned of my own volition to
my post but it as seen that I was
not able to stand work, so an army
.board of officers decided that I
should be retired and a special order wasissned
by the War Department June 15, 1585, giving
m this release. It was only a qnestion of time
before I should be placed on the retired list.
This was the relation I bore to the army, and
althouKh I bad never been called on since my
retirement by the Government I have volun
teered my services, and in the Eey
West, Tampa and Jacksonville epidemics
endeavored to do my duty, and now 1 think it
very unjnst, without a word of warning, alter
all these years to order me without a moment's
notice away to another State, and especially
after I bad been told I was never to go into
active duty again. Of course bad the country
been at war I would not have hesitated a
moment bnt in these times it is differ
ent There is something about this
matter that I cannot understand. Evidently
some influence has been at work, thongb what
and why I cannot imagine. On Saturday 1
wired a long telegram thoroughly explaining
the circumstances to Burgeon General Moore,
of the army, but the Secretary of War refused
to revoke the order and then, finding there was
no other course, and feeling that I owed more
to my State, which at present needed my
watchful services, 1 sent In my resignation to
day. " HAEEIBON AT CINCINNATI.
The President Accepts an Invitation to
Stop at That City.
Cincinhati, August 19. Colonel Sidney
D." Maxwell rushed up the stops of the
rostrum at the Chamber of Commerce to-day
with more than his wonted activity, with a
telegraph dispatch in his hand. There was
a hasty gathering about, and the Colonel
then said: "Gentlemen of the Chamber of
Commerce: 1 have just received the follow
ing dispatch from Mr, J. R. Brown and the
members of the Cincinnati committee who
went to Deer Park to invite the. President
to Cincinnati." Then he read the following:
Colonel Sidney D. Maxwell, Cincinnati Chamber
The President and Secretary Rnsk will reach
Cincinnati on Wednesday morning, visit the
Chamber Of Commerce and spend the day,
leaving for Indianapolis in the ovenlng.
CAPTDEED BI BLOODHOUNDS.
White Convicts In Arkansas Make a Fntlle
Attempt to Escape.
Little Rock, Abk., August 19. Forty
convicts located on the brickyard of the
outskirts of this city entered into a con
spiracy Saturday to make their escape.
Only three of the number were nervy
enough to successfully carry out their plana.
During the excitement of the "quitting"
hour Saturday afternoon these three (white
men convicted of horse stealing) made a
bolt for liberty, jumping the stockade fence
in their flight
They werfired upon without effect, bnt
with the aid of bloodhounds two were capt
ured in the near vicinity and the other near
Hot Springs and brought back here.
AN ICE MINE DISCOVERED.
If These Geologists Could Bring: It Here
They Would Soon Sport Diamonds.
Portland, Ore., August 19. Latah
county, Idaho, comes to the front with an
ice mine. The discovery was made in Pine
Creek Canyon, 2,000 feet above the sea;
A chilling current of air coming from the
direction of a bed of moss was the first thing
that attracted the attention of a party of
geologists to" it They removed the
moss and discovered a vein of ice 600
feet long and from four to six inches thick.
The several layenof bowlders, debris and
ice alternated to a 'depth of 40 feet The
geologists think this formation belongs, to
the glacial period.
HE LOST HIS BET.
Nicholas Stoschler Went Ont to Kill But
, Was Hilled Himself.
Buffalo, N. T August 19. This
morning Nicholas Moschler offered to bet
$100 that he would kill some one before C
p. m. He made the attempt in the after
noon upon onoLang, a contractor with
whom he had a feud. Lang crnshed Mosch
ler's skull with an axe as the latter drew a
knife on him.
TARIFF EEF0E3I PICNIC.
Missouri Enthusiasts Uecelve p. Letter of
Regret Prom Graver Cleveland.
Plattsbtjbo, Mo., August 19. Prep
arations have beta completed here for the
entertainment of 2,000 at the Tariff Reform
picnic to be held here on Wednesday next
The Committee of Arrangements to-day re
ceived from ex-President Cleveland a letter
expressing regret at his Inability to attend
aojt indorsing the purpose of the pionlo.
Thomas Edison Mow a Count.
Paeis, August 19. A special envoy of
King Humbert,"of Italy, to-day presented
Thomas A. Edison, the famous American
electrioian, with the insignia of a grand
officer of the crown of Italy. Mr, Edison
thus becomes a count and his wife a
If yon want Board. Room, Horaea or
i, advertise In THE DISPATCH.
can b0 found for everything;
Sale In THE DISPATCH.
'ATCQ la the belt advertlslnc
fLft'estern Pennsylvania. Try It.
HE'S A GAT DECEIVER.
To Add to T. Linton Plucker's load of
Misfortunes and to Make
HIS STAY IN JAIL LESS BEAEABLE,
A Beautiful Blonde Brings Salt Against
Him for 10,000 Damages.
HE WAS TO 1IAEE? HEE, AND DIDN'T.
Her Wealthy Old Uncle AVild With Esge at the De
sertion of His Pet
The young Philadelphia, T. Linton
Plucker, .who is in the Camden, N. J.,
jail, charged with passing a bogus check at
John Wanamaker's store, has been sued by
a beautiful young blonde for $10,000 dam
ages for breach of promise. He laughs
heartily at his qscapades. "
rSFXCUI. TXLXOBJUC TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Philadelphia, August 19. T. Linton
Plucker, alias "Hon. Lionel Hareourt
Harbury," has another charge to answer
for. A young girl by the name of Belle
Edwards, of S31 Benson street, Camden, hast
entered a suit against him for breach of
promise and the recovery of $10,000 dam
ages. The case was placed in the hands of
Lawyer Thomas P. Curley Saturday morn
ing just previous to the young man's ar
rest Lawyer Curley said to-day:
"It appears that Plucker, under the name
of Harbury, met the young girl at a card
party in New York a year or more ago.
Their acquaintance ripened by mutual con
sent, and young Harbury, as the son of an
English gentleman, was a frequent visitor
at the house of her uncle on Fifty-second
street, where she made her home. Tho
uncle, Williston Edwards, a retired Chi
cagoan, who had come to New York to live,
was fascinated with the young man's agree
able manners, rare intelligence, and, mora
HIS ENGLISH COITNECTIOHS
and encouraged their intimacy. Young
Harbury regaled them with stories of the
beautiful palace house of his father, with
its rich conservatory of flowers, its, spacious
lawns, of the great numbers of liveried
servants ready to do his bidding, of the im
mense amount of silver plate, and of the
gay life at court, until the uncle fairly
doted on. him and the young girl adored
"After a few visits Harbury proposed,
and was accepted. Following the engage
ment the two were always seen together.
Plucker more than shared the liberal allow
ance that was given the niece by her uncle,
and freqnent loans were made from the
latter on the strength of 'his drafts not
having arrived. These were willingly
granted, and Plucker was enabled to have a
royal time. After indulging in a three
weeks' roundof gayeMes, and
GETTING AWAT WTOX A BIO AVAD
of the ancle's money, Plucker became tired
of an engaged life. He told his fiancee and
her ancle that he had business Interests
which called him to Philadelphia, and that
he would not be able to return for several
weeks. He seemed perfectly straight, and
after a tender parting Plucker cama to
"At the end of the three .weeks Plucker
failed to return to the house of his fiancee,
and In the meantime his letters had becoma
less and less frequent, and there was a cor
responding decrease in the flow of affections.
This looked rather suspicious, bat tho
tender-hearted niece was being constantly
assured by her uncle that her. 'dear Har
bury' was unable to write more frequently
because of the pressing nature of his busi
ness, and that he would return as promised.'
He didn't return, but
A LETTEE-CASIE INSTEAD,
stating that he was obliged fo immediately
leave for England, as one of his brothers bad
suddenly died. He assured his fiancee of
his lasting affection, and that the parting,
which must necessarily be for some few
months, was, as disagreeable to him as to
"This was the" last letter he ever wrote to
her. She frequently sent letters addressed
as he had told her, but there never came a
reply. This desertion nearly sent the uncle
wild with rage, as he fairly idolizes his
niece, and does not sea how a man could be
unfaithful to her without being a brute.
He swore vengeance on Plucker, and deter
mined to 'make the rascally Englishman
pay for it'
"When Miss Edwards, who has been
boarding in Camden since May last, met
Plucker on the street a few days ago, she at.
once recognized her faithless lover, and im
mediately wrote to her ancle, who came to
Camden and promptly placed the case in
my hand-, with instructions to enter suit.'
SHE'S A, LOVELY BLONDE.
Lawyer Curley describes Miss Edwardsh
as being a beantiful blonde, of medium
size, with merry blue eye's and light brown
har. He says she has charming manners,
and expressed great wonder at Plucker's
ever breaking the engagement Her ancle
was also depicted as an henorable old gen
tleman, with kind and easy ways.
Plucker passed a quiet day at the Camden
jail. He spent the whole day in reading
the papers and smoking cigarettes. "I
consider the whole thing a joke, you know,"
he said, "and I am having a quiet laugh on
these blawsted Jertoymen at the way I took
them In. They are chockfnll of hayseed;
it's sticking out of their hair." He is fully '
confident that he will soon be freed, and
sends out a general invitation to all his
friends to come to see him.
IN PATOfi OP A TKTJST.
A Philadelphia Table Glassware Man Wants
to Organize u Combine.
ISrZCXtL TBLIQEAM TO TUX PISrATCH.1
Philadelphia, August 19. In speak
ingofthe proposed press glass combina
tion or trust, a member of the firm of Glllin
der & Sons, whose place, at 125 Oxford
street, is the only table glass factory
east of the Alleghenies, said to-day that
the movement was yet in Its infancy, but
that the day was not far distant when all
the factories will be as one.
"The great trouble in our business," said
Mr. Oillinder." arises from competition, ana
the sooner this combine is mads, the better is
will be for us. Competition in the glass trada
is raining us: that is, through or by it we can't
f;et a fair remuneration for our output and
abor. We make a living, and tbat is
all. . Formerly a certain pattern of table
ware lasted six or eight years. But now fac
tories introduce new patterns each year, and
all' In the trade must f ollow.snlt. The magni
tude of expense U seen when I state that pat
terns cost $3,000 to 110,000 per set Make tho
combine, and one factory can use two patterns,
and turn ont enoncb of the new design to
corer.tbe trade. Tills Is but one of the many
Items of expense that conld be ont off. Our
factory went into blast to-day, but under tho
old, not the new, system.
Poisonous Ice Cream at a Picnic
St. Paul, August 19. The memberi of
the Cleveland Grove, TJ. A. O, D., went on
a picnic to Steifel's Grove la West St. Pan!
yesterday, and while there partook general
ly of ice cream purchased from the proprie
tor of the park. As a result over lOOpeopla
were poisoned. It is not though tf however,
that any of the cases will prove fatal. ,
Pesth, Augutt 19. A dmamlto carUx
ridge accidentallyexploded in a coal rains "
at Doman. Five persona wero killed Md s
number of others Injured.