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The End of the World,
A weird story by Nym Crinkle, in which be
portrays in a plausible manner the annihilation
of lire on the earth, will bs published complete
In Sunday's Dispatch. n
Uncle Sam and His Navy,
Being a description of tbe ember Atlanta toy a
naval expert, tnth Illustrations, will be pub.
llshed in Sunday's DtbTatch.
Chosen by Virginia Republicans
to Head the Party Ticket
in That State.
f-HE ACCEPTS THE HONOR,
J Which TY
as Tendered Him Without a
Sign of Opposition.
RESULTS OF THE OTHER CONTENTIONS.
A Lengthy Plntrorm for Mabono to Stand
Upon Pledges br the Partr and It
Denunciation of the Democracy A
Fierce Fight and Close Tote In North
Dakota Fall Ticket Nominated In Mon
tanaPolitics Creeps Into the War
Department Two Drmocrnta Blade to
Wnlk the Plank General Chalmers
Talks on Mississippi State Politics and
the Late Prixe Fight.
General "William Mahone was nominated
yesterday by Virginia Republicans for Gov
ernor. He accepted the compliment.
'Politics has entered the "War Department
General Chalmers, of Mississippi, doesn't
think the Democratic disaffection in that
State trill be seen in the vote at the coming
Norfolk, Va., August 22. As has
been predicted for some time past in The
Dispatch, the Republicans tc-day nomi
nated General "William Mahone for Gover
nor. The nomination was made by accla
mation, and General Mahone, when sent
for, accepted the nomination in one of the
many speeches with which he interlarded
the proceedings of the convention.
The delegates , met in the Academy of
Music, and long before the time set for call
ing the convention to order. 12:30, the hall
was crowded nearly to suffocation.
TREATED TO AS OVATION.
The band struck up "Dixie" at 1225
o'clock, and amid uproarious applause Gen
eral Mahone appeared upon the stage. He
introduced Rev. Vernon I. Anson, who
opened the convention with prayer. The
Chairman then addressed the convention.
He held his address, whith was in proof
slips, in his hands, referring to it occasion
ally to refresh his memory.
He said he returned to the convention
.the Chairmanship which he had held since
'the Mozart Hall convention ten years ago.
e reviewed the history of the party since
- t time, and made a sharp attack upon
4 .t he termed the unfair met hods of the
Jfc .nocratic party at the polls. Hecon-tqade-tbat
veithvrmennor capital would
v teVv.tie State so long as this Condition of
things lasted. ,,
THE ENEMY DENOUNCED.
He charged that the Democratic party
had wasted the public money in foolish and
vexatious litigation in the matter ofthe
public debt. He believed the thoughtful
and best people of the State demanded that
the State debt should be honorably settled.
The people ofthe State were not disposed to
bear the burden of the present taxation,
when over 25 per cent ofthe expenses olthe
Government were unnecessary'.
General Mahone also said: "In ten years
the party has grown in numbers from 84,000
votes cast for General Garfield in 1880 to
151,000 grudgingly conceded by our Demo
cratic friends for General Harrison in 1888.
There is no fair-minded man in the State
who does not believe that you polled a
majority of the votes cast at the late
Presidental election. It is of record
that even in two of onr ten
Congressional districts of the State, here
, were in line where the polls closed more
1 than twice as many Republican voters as the
beggarly majority by which the electoral
vote ot the State was taken, who by the dis
reputable conduct of the Democratic man
agers, had not been allowed to deposit their
TIIE COLORED VOTE.
"The over taxed masses of this Common
wealth, it is believed, will no longer endure
the maladministration of their affairs, out
of fear of negro domination. The ghost of
the colored man no longer serves the pur
se of the political demagogue. He
threatens neither the purity of our institu
tion nor the degradation of our civilization.
The pretended apprehension of our advers
aries for the safety of these has had its day,
to come no more.
"Sensible people are not disposed to con
tinue a tiresome rate of taxation upon the
realty of the Commonwealth when 25 per
cent of the revenue derived from that source
goes to make up the excess of a State ad
ministration, pretendedly necessary to pre
serve our civilization from the impossible
domination by the colored man, while the
chastity of the female inmates of our asy
lums is brutally assaulted. It is of these
matters of serious concern to the dignity
and welfare of Virginia that you gentle
men of the convention are here to take con
sideration." At 12:50 o'clock the Chairman introduced
H. C. Wood, of Scott county, as Temporary
Chairman. Afjer the introduction and
adoption of resolutions for the appointment
of various committees and a call oi the
roll the convention took a recess until 3
The convention assembled at 3:30 o'clock,
and after receiving reports of the various
districts as to membership of different com
mittees, took a recess until 7 o'clock for
permanent organization. "When the con
vention was called to order to-nizht by
Temporary Chairman "Wood, the Committee
on Credentials reported four con
testing delegations. The convention
decided to seat those having prima facie evi
dence of election, except in Elizabeth City,
the county where the vote was divided. The
Committee on Permanent Organization re
ported for permanent Chairman Congress
man George E. Bowden, of Norfolk, and
Asa Rogers, of Petersburg, Secretary.
THE FLATFORM ADOPTED.
Colonel William C. Elain, of Louisa
county. Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, reported the platform, which
was unanimously adopted. It is very
lengthy, and congratulates the Republicans
of Virginia upon the election of a Republi
can President, and defies the Democrats of
the State to repeat their alleged frauds at
the ballot box; declares for the high protec
tive tariff and for the repeal of internal
revenue tax on tobacco and fruit brandies;
favors the Blair Educational bill, and binds
the party to settle the State debt finally, if
victorious at the polls.
After General Mahone's brief speech of
acceptance the convention then resumed its
work of nominations. Prank P. Blair nom
inated Colonel Campbell C. Slemp, of Lee
county, for Lieutenant Governor, who was
nominated by acclamation.
CaptainWarren S.Lurty.of Harrisonburg,
Robert M. Mayo, of "Westmoreland, and
Robert T. Hubbard, of Buckingham, were
placed before the convention for Attorney
General. The work of the convention was
finished after midnight by the nomination
of Lurty by acclamation for Attorney Gen
eral. The convention then adjourned sine
POLITICS DOES IT.
Introduction of the Spoils System Inlo the
War Department Officials Accused
of Negligence of Duty, bnt
Given No Hearing- Have
to Walk the Plonk.
rsrxciAi. TXI.XOBAX TO TUX DISPATCH.1
Washington, August 22. Por the first
time in many years politics has been in
troduced into the War Department. It has
during many administrations been the
policy of Secretaries of War to make no
removals on political grounds. When Mr.
Endicott became Secretary of War he found
the department full of Republican
clerks and chiefs of division. Not
one chief of division was re
moved for political reasons, and only
two clerks. One of these was the editor of
a Republican paper in Indiana, and was
nominated by his party for a seat in the
Legislature. He applied for leave of ab
sence to go home and make his canvass for
office, and on this being denied him ab
sented himself from his post. At the same
time he continued abusing President Cleve
land and all the members of the Cabinet in
his paper. Oi course he was promptly dis
missed on the ground of being absent with
In October, 1887. a vacancy occurred in
the post of chief of the correspondence
division, by the resignation oi Mr. Stone,
who went to New York to accept more
lucrative employment. Secretary Endicott
filled the place by the appointment of Mr.
Harry Barton, a Democrat All the other
chiefs of division in the department were
Republicans, and Mr. Endicott tound no
difficulty in getting along with them. Bat
Secretary Proctor has concluded he cannot
endure one Democrat as chief of division,
and has therefore asced for Mr. Barton's
resignation. Mr. Barton asked if there
was any charges against him, and was told
that he had been negligent of his duties.
Demanding a chance to be heard in his own
defense, the Secretary said it was neither
necessary nor desirable.
Barton could not understand how he had
been guilty of negligence, when Chief Clerk
Tweedale, who is supposed to have made
the charge against him, said but a few
months ago that Barton's management of
his division was admirable in every respect
Of course everybody understands that the
charce of negligence of duty is a mere sub
terfuge, and that Barton's resignation was
asked for because he is a Democrat Barton
refused to resign, and was therefore dis
missed by order of Secretary Proctor.
.General Chalmers Doesn't Think the Dem-
ocratle Dissatisfaction In Mississippi
Will Affect Election Remits
The Prize Fight Prose
cution a Farce.
rSTXCZAL TEXIOEAK TO TUB BISPATCn.1
Philadelphia, August 22. The most
noted guest, at the Hotel Lafayette to-day
was a small, nervous man with dark com
plexion, gray hair and whiskers, wearing
glasses, but with a merry twinkle in his eye
and a hearty greeting for a friend
or two he chanced to meet He
was General James R. Calmers, of Sardis,
Miss., who was distinguished as a Confed
erate commander during the war, and since
both as a Democratic and Republican
leader in Mississippi politics. He is on his
way home from "Cape May, where he has
been staying to recuperate his health. He
said he might stop at one of the Virginia
mineral springs for two or three weeks be
fore going to Mississippi.
General Chalmers ran for Congress, last
year, as a Republican in the famons "Shoe
string" district, which he formerly repre
sented, and Representative Morgan, the
Democratic candidate, was declared elected
by over 8,000 in a total vote of 21,000.
Chalmers will appear at Washington upon
the assembling of Congress, as a contestant
He says that the Republicans ot the State
will place a ticket in the field this fall, and
that there is considerable dissatisfaction
with the Democratic party, but that it will
probably not affect the result when it comes
Speaking of the prize fight, General
Chalmers said that Governor Lewry had
enacted a farce in permitting the meeting
to take place, letting the parties get oat of
the State and then spending immense snms
to bring them back. The Governor lost bis
head when he committed Sullivan to jail,
because he was cheered at Richburg, in
violation of the bill of rights of Mississippi,
which provides for bail except in capital
offenses. If the Supreme Court affirms the
sentence of the lower court, and Sullivan is
remanded to jail, he can be hired out at $9 a
month, and some of his friends will hire him
and take him home as a guest, where he can
remain during the term for which he was
sentenced. "But" added General Chal
mers, and he laughed as the idea occurred
to him, "there may be some very lively
bidding for John L."
WALLACE IS FOR B10LER.
The Ex-Senator Hearty In the Sopport of
ISrXCIAI. TELEGBAM TO TUX DISPATCII.l
Philadelphia, August 22. Ex
TJnited States Senator William A. Wallace
arrived in tee city to-day and registered at
the Continental Hotel. He had just return
ed from a ten-days' trip to Montreal and
other Northern summer resorts, and was in
fine health and spirits. He gave evidence
of a healthy interest in political questions
and the future ofthe Democratic party.. In
regard to the nomination of a candidate for
State Treasurer, Mr. Wallace said:
"There have been a number of stories go
ing the rounds of the press-that I was op
posed to the nomination of Mr. Bigler, of
my county, for State Treasurer. I desire to
say most unqualifiedly, that if Mr. Bigler is
a candidate, and will accept thenomination,
for State Treasurer, that I will give him my
most earnest support, as he has always been'
a warm Jriend of mine. Mr. Bigler's ad
ministration oi the duties of his office as
Collector of Internal Revenue was upright
and business-like, and he is a bright man,
one who, if elected to the office of State
Treasurer, 'is well qualified to discharge
every duty of the position."
Rrpnbllcnns Nominate In Montana.
Anaconda, Mont., August 22. The
Republican State Convention in session to
day, after long and careful deliberation,
nominated the head of the State ticket; Por
member of Congress, T, H. Carter, of
Helena; for Governor, T. O. Power, of
Selena; for Lieutenant Governor, J. E.
Rickords, of Butte. The ticket is considered
60 far unusually strong.
NOETH DAKOTA FIGHT.
The Lively Contest for the Republican
Gubernatorial Contest One of the
Candidates Withdrawn and
Result or a Test
Fargo, N. D., August 22. The "big
combine" has withdrawn General Harrison
Allen and substituted E. S. Tyler, of Pargo,
as its candidate for governor. The contest
is now between Tyler and "Parmer" John
Miller. The delegates filed into the hall.
slowly this morning. Last night
was an exceedingly tiresome one
for the leaders. So many plots and counter
plots were sprung that their heads were in a
dizzy whirl. The withdrawal of Allen and
the selection of Tyler by the men in the old
combine proved somewhat of a surprise to
the Miller men, but they were by no means
The friends of Tyler worked hard and at
1 o'clock claimed to have enough votes to
nominate their man on the first ballot
When the convention was called to order at
1:30 an attempt was made to crowd through a
a report of the Committee on Rules, w hich
proposed the selection of Congressional can
didates before the head of the State ticket
was named, but it failed to work. It seemed
that this report had been offered by a faction
of the committee with the intent of defeat
The motion to appoint a committee of
five on permanent organization was car
ried, but the Riter forces wanted to recon
sider. A roll call was ordered, which
meant a test vote between the Miller and
Allen factions. The motion to reconsider
was lost by a vote of 134 to 127, the Tyler
men thereby-losing in the test vote.
A MOONLIGHT PROGRAMME.
South Carolina Republicans Want the
tcrnal Revenue Lnws Repealed.
rSFXCtLL TELXGBAX TO TUB BISPATCH.1
Washington, August 22. The prime
movers in the so-called Southern movement
in the Republican party have been en
deavoring to arrange for a meeting at Ashe
ville, N. C, to take place about the 20th of
September. The failure of certain leading
men to arrive here in time caused a change
of programme. It is intended now in
stead of one general meeting, at which the
attendance might not be very large,
to have local meetings called in all the
counties interested in the question of repeal
ing the internal revenue laws. A
special effort will be made to secure
such meetings in the mountain counties
where quantities of whisky and brandy are
distilled by moonlight The call is now in
course of preparation, and will probably
be issued within a day or two.
One ot the purposes to be accomplished is
the popular intimidation of one or two
members of Congress who do not seem to be
friendly to the movement The
circular alluded to will be ad
dressed to every Congressman ot
whatever party in the mountain region of
the South, and the effort will be made to
secure an organization which shall oppose
any party hostile to the repeal of the inter
nal revenue laws.
A KENTUCKY FEUD.
Tbo Judge of Horlnn Ceaaty Forced t
Fleo .From, His Home An Casuo-
cetsfut Attempt to Arrest
a Desperado Several
Louisville, August 22. Wilson Lewis,
County Judge at Harlan Court House, has
just reached Pineville, seeking refuge from
enemies in his own county. Wilson How
ard is wanted at Harlan for the murder of
George Turner, near there, the day before
election, August 4. The Sheriff and jailer
are relatives of Howard and take his side
in the Howard-Turner feud. They have so
far refused to arrest Howard.
Judge Lewis went last week with a posse
to make the arrest himself in time for court.
He found Howard surrounded by armed
friends playing cards. Howard and his
companions jumped up at sight ot the posse
and a battle ensued. Spurlock, one of
Howard's men, was shot through the
neck, it is believed, fatally. George
Hall, one of the posse, was shot
several times and will probably die. In the
fight both parties were scattered. Meredith
and Craig, ofthe Lewis party, were shot on
their way back to" Harlan, and badly
wonnded. Two men who were with them
for a time were lost sight of and are still miss
ing. Judge Lewis and those immediately
with him were pursued for an hour and fired
upon several times.
There are rewards of 35.000 from the Gov
ernor ot Missouri and 500 from Governor
Buckner for Howard. He has about 50
well-armed men with him, and declares he
will not be taken. The people of that sec
tion of the State are determined to be rid of
the odium of these feuds, and Howard will
be captured. This will end the Turner
Howard feud as the Martin-Tolliver feud
stopped with Craig Tolliver's death.
KILLED HIS C0USIS FOR I0VE.
A Wenk-MIndcd Man Shoots a lC-Year-Old
srzcuu-TKLXOIULM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Oneida, N. Y., August 22. Maud Bor
tle, the 16-year-old daughter of James C.
Bortle, who lives near this village, was
fatally shot by her cousin,Edward Knowles,
this evening. Knowles had been working for
Bortle for sonre time and had fallen in love
with Maud, the youngest daughter, who
did not reciprocate his affection.
At about 6 o'clock this evening Knowles
entered Bortie's house and after
exchanging a few words with Maud, drew
a revolver and shot the girl in the head. He
then turned the weapon to his temple
and pulled the trigger, making
a severe scalp wound. The murderer
walked down in the field where the father
was at work and told him what he had
done. He then walked three miles to
Oneida and surrendered himself to Deputy
Sheriff Joseph Wiles. The girl cannot
live. Knowles is 31 years old and is con
sidered to be weak-minded.
HARD DRINK MAI HELP BELL.
Death of an Important Witness la the Gov
ernment Telephone Suit.
Denver, Col.,' August 22. Zanus P.
Wilbur, perhaps the most important witness
in the Government's suit against the Bell
Telephone Company, was found dead in his
bed to-day. The death evidently
resulted from hard drinking. Wil
bur was chief clerk in the electrical
department ofthe Patent Office at the time
the Bell Telephone was submitted and the
patent applied for. Subsequently, he
acknowledged having been bribed by the
Bell people, but denied this on the witness
stand, causing the Government a setback in
the presentation of.tbe case.
Pending trial of the Bell case, Wilbur
was placed in charge of a Secret Service
officer, who brought him to Colorado in
hones of breaking him of drinkin? habits.
In this the officer was successful for a time.
Por a year Wilbur has been conducting the
patent uiaco in uu city.
LAST DAT ON EARTH
the Four New York Murderers
Condemned to Die Together
FINAL FAREWELLS EXCHANGED.
And Tonng Giblin Congratulated on His
Respite by Bis Comrades.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE PROGRAMME.
Tie Condemned lien Dents Their Last Hoars to Be
Yesterday was the last day of life for the
four New York murderers, who die at 7
o'clock this morning, on two scaffolds in
the Tombs yard. They bade goodby to
Giblin, the fifth of the group, who had es
caped the fate of 'his comrades by a respite
granted br Governor Hill.
tErECIAI. TX1XORAK TO TUX SISr-ATCH.1
New York, August 22. There was a
magnificent sunset this evening, and yet of
the thousands who hurried over the elevated
entrance to the Brooklyn bridge, and upon
whom the Ted beams shot in all their splen
dor through the veil of foliage in City Hall
park, there were few men or women who
turned to look upon the beauties of the last
hour of daylight A few blocks awcy,
though, there were four men who conld not
have seen the sunset if they wished, yet who
sat and watched through barred windows
the last rays of light fade away until the
darkness of night had come.
These were the four murderers, Patrick
Packenham, Jack Lewis, JamesNoIan and
Ferdinand Carolin, who will be hanged to
morrow morning, long before most of the
people of New York have finished their
breakfast and started for work. To-day was
the last day of their lives, and it was passed
in all the agony that four men, vigorous and
tenacious of life, could endure without go
ing to the point cf absolute collapse.
THEIR VERY LAST DAT.
The men rose from their cells within the
cage in the new prison at 6:30 A. M. Gib
lin, the man for whom a reprieve had come
the day before, was still with the others, be
cause not yet had Sheriff Plack received
the official notification of Governor Hill's
clemency. The five sat down to breakfast,
and the only joy they had in it was in their
opportunity to congratulate Giblin once
more upon his lucky escape from the fate
which was so rapidly coming upon them.
After they had breakfasted they sat and
walked and smoked and chatted in their
small wire cage until about 9 o'clock. Then
Fathers Prendergast and Van Bensellaer
came and prayed with the men. A little
later the Sisters of Mercy from the convent
at Eighty-first street and Madison avenue
came and joined the priests in their services
for the condemned. At 10 o'clock Sheriff
Sexton arrived at the Tombs, and
WITH A SMILB
upon his always good-natured face, walked
rapidly into the courtyard where the
new prison stands. He passed in and sent
for Giblin. The young Irishman came out,
and Mr. Sexton informed him officially that
Sheriff Plack had received the formal re
prieve from Governor Hill, and that in con
sequence the Sheriff would surrender the
person of Giblin from the custodv.of the
death watch back to the care of WkMen,
Osborne. Giblin said that he would like
to say goodby to the four unfortunates with
whom he had expected to hang on Priday.
One by one they came up and said goodby.
Giblin and each of the others were we'll
nigh on the point of weeping as the fare
wells were spoken. There was not a man of
the four with whom Giblin had expected
to share his ignominoas death who looked
as if he envied the young Irishman in any
way his good fortune" in getting a reprieve.
The parting with old man Packenham, the
patriarch ot the company ot murderers, was
the most impressive.
ALL HOPE LEAVES THEM.
The four murderers, after Giblin had
gone, seemed to lose all hope and every bit
of gladness. They talked and they smoked,
but they seldom smiled. A little while
after noon the last dinner that those men
would ever eat was served to them. Then
they saw some visitors. To . Packenham
there came his young daughter, a rather
good-looking woman, some 22 years old. To
Nolan came his brother, his sister and a
cousin, a young girl. Lewis, the negro, who
had very few visitors during his imprison
ment, had only one visitor to-day. He was
a colored man who had worked with Lewis
on the aqueduct for awhile. He had not
known the murderer very well, bat he had
heard that Lewis had been almost friend
less, and for that reason he came to see him
upon his last day of life. Carolin, the
German, had two visitors to speak the final
words to to-dav. These were Mrs. H.
Kleinfelder and Mr. N.' Miller, the two
who had arranged with him the day hefore
to get his body and give it a respectable
SOME OFFICIAL VISITORS.
Besides these friends, the four men had
some official visitors. The first were the
undertakers, who came to talk with them
about the styles of coffins they would pre
fer, and to receive their final instruction as
to what they wanted done with their bodies.
The other official visitor was a short, thick
set, wrinkled-faced, flannel-shirted man,
who came into the corridor ot the death
watch without an escort, and without much
ceremony. He was Atkinson Joe Atkin
son, the hangman. This unenviable per
son walked the length of the corridor with
his hands in his pockets. The four men
didn't know him, but the deputies rather
imagined that they rightly suspected his
identity. Atkinson turned when he reached
the end of the corridor, and sauntered back
to the door of the cage slowlr. In the little
while that he had been in th'ere he had with
that quick and accurate eye, trained by the
experience of some two-score similar scenes
SIZED TJP HIS MEN.
Even Atkinson hesitates upon occasions
like this to weigh the unfortunate fellows in
order to find out how heavy must be the
drop weight whose fall shall jerk them from
the ground into eternity.
After Atkinson had performed his dismal
task within the prison walls he went outside
and superintended the efforts of four assist
ants who had begun to erect the machines of
legal death. One was the old Tombs gal
lows; the other was the gallows that had
been borrowed from Queens county. The
workmen, hammering nails into the boards
that made the shed, and sawing the timbers,
made noises that were easily heard all
through the old prison, and the new one, too.
At first, when the condemned men heard
the work of the carpenters outside, their
faces paled, bnt by and by they got used to
it Carolin said that he wanted to go out
and see if the machines were being put up
properly. Mr. Sexton said that possibly he
might let Carolin take a look at it; but that
was only an easy way of declining to grant
the request, for it was feared that if the
German should go out and look at the gal
lows and then go back and tell the other
men what he had seen the result would be
SHUTTING OFF SIGHTSEERS.
Atkinson superintended putting up the
two scaffolds and two sheds, also attended
to the drops and the ropes, and by 6 o'clock
his awful work was done. At various
places in the courtyard sheets of canvas as
large as the sails ot .a yacht were spread
AUGUST 23, 1889.
from wall to wall to keep the scenes of to
morrow morning from the eyes of curious
sightseers who may gather upon the roofs of
Buildings on Leonard street There were
also fastened in front of the barred windows
in the old prison long strips of white cloth,
to keep the men within from looking into
the courtyard below.
The early part of the night was passed
quietly by the prisoners. The Sisters of
Mercy said the last goodby to them at 6
o'clock. Nolan was the one who seemed to
take the parting hardest He, like the
others, had had little or no religious feeling
when he became a prisoner in the Tombs.
Whatever he and the others have now is
due to the constant endeavors of the two
women who daily called upon them in their
cells. At first, when they wonld not see the
priests they would see the Sisters of Mercy.
From them they got their beginnings of a
hope for salvation, and some time after
ward, when the priests began to exert their
influence, the men all joined the Catholic
After the sisters had gone the men had
their last supper. Then Pather Prender
gast came and remained with them through
Programme of To-Day's Impressively Sad
Exercises The Quartet to Rise Early
and Prepare for the Last
Religions Rites Last
Breakfast and the
To-morrow morning the four men will be
roused from sleep at 4:30 o'clock. They
will dress and then be taken to the top floor
of the female prison, where there is a little
Catholic chapel. The priests will celebrate
low mass, and beside the four murderers a
few of the women prisoners and the deputy
sheriffs who will maintain their death
watch even within this prison house of God,
no one else will be there save perhaps War
den Osborne and Deputy Warden Pinley.
When mass has been said the men will be
brought down stairs and breakfast will be
To-night whea the cook of the Tombs was
leaving tor his home, the warden at the gate
told him to be around bright and early in
the morning and make some of the best
coffee that he had ever made in his life.
"The men won't want to eat very much,"
said Warden Osborne. "Perhaps all they
will want will be some eggs, but they will
want plenty of good coffee to drink. Coffee
is a good stimulant, and it will be the only
stimulant that they will have, for whatever
may be said about giving prisoners liquor
before they go out to be hanged, we won't
do anything of that kind."
Pather Prendergast said to-night that
after 12 o'clock midnight the men would
have nothing to eat, not even a drink of
water, until alter they had partaken of the
communion service. This will be adminis
tered at the low mass. After the men have
had such breakfast as they want each will
probably have a chance to smoke a last
The preparations for the hanging will be
hurried on. The first execution will occur
at the scaffold on the Franklin street side.
It is likely that Packenham and Nolan, who
are both tall, will be hanged together.
Lewis and Carolin, who are rather under
sized, will be taken to the other scaffold and
swung up at the same moment The first
execution will take place as near 7 o'clock
as is possible. The four men will
bo prepared by Atkinson before leav
ing their cells. When the first pair
have been lifted into the air and are
still dangling at the ends of the ropes, At
kinson will leave them in the care of the
physician, who will watch the pulse beats
ana note the last heart throbs. He will go
back into the death cage and bring out from
there, with. their guards, the two-survivors,
of the group of four. Thev will walk
through the narrow yard between the old
prison and the main bnilding under the
Bridge of Sighs down to thersecond scaffold.
Probably five minutes will, intervene be
tween the first and second executions, but it
is not likely that the first two will be cut
down until the other two have been pulled
up by the ropes. Thus 'there will be a short
period when the four men will swing life
less in the yard of the Tombs, the first time
that such a thing will have happened in the
history of New York.
A CELEBRATED CASE SETTLED.
SberlffFIack Gives His Wife SlOO a Week
and a Separation.
r SPECIAL TILXOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
New York, August 22. The Flack di
vorce case has been settled. The terms are
$100 a week alimony and a separa
tion. The compromise was brought
about through the machinations of
Young Plack, who has acted as
his father's aid all through the sensational
affair. He did his work well, and his
power over his mother achieved the, desired
result. Her love for her son made her
agree to stop further prosecution of her hus
band if he would make a fair monetary of
fer and grant her a bill of separation.
On the authority of a close friend of the
sheriff it is known that $50 a week was the
first offer the sheriff made his wife. Mrs.
Plack might have accepted this if her legal
advisers had not interfered. They said she
should have more money, just four times the
amount the sheriff said he would give his
wife before the bogus divorce was obtained.
FOLLOWED HIS BROTHER'S EXAMPLE.
A Son of John Jacob Aster's Partner Com
KPECIAI. TELEGBAM TO TITS DISPi.TCH.1
Jamestown, August 22. To-day the
dead body of Alex. McKenzie was found in
his bed at the homestead in Mayville. He
had shot himself through the heart, using a
shot gun and making a horrible wound.
Two years ago a brother ended his life in a
The father of these men was Donald Mc
Kenzie, at one time a partner in the fur
business with John Jacob Astor. Many
years ago the family settled at Mavville,
where they lived in aristocratic seclusion.
Pinned to the bedclothing ot McKenzie
to-day was a note which read: "This ends
my sickness and trouble." He leaves a
wife' and two children. He had not lived
with his wife for a number of years. He
was 55 years of age.
THINKS SHE'S CHRIST'S DAUGHTER.
The Vagary of an Insane Yonng Colored
Woman In Washington.
rSPXCIAL TXLEOBAM TO TITS DISPATCH. 1
Washington, August 22. That Wash
ington yet wants something to make it a
perfect city is evident from the confinement
in a station house of Isabella Beard, an in
sane young colored woman, who believes
that 'she is the daughter of Christ, and has
been sent here by the Savior from Georgia.
Though pronounced insane by the police
surgeons, there is no place except the police
station where she can be confined previous
to a jury trial, and as all the Judges are out
of townJ Isabella will have to lie in a cell to
await the close of their summer pleasuring.
GRAND ARM! ENCAMPMENT.
The Advance Gaard of the Veterans Ar
rive on the Ground.
Milwaukee, August 23. It was an
nounced at a meeting of the Grand Army
Encampment Council to-night that the
Committee on Hotels had 35,000 lodgings to,
assign to strangers, in addition to tents for
60,000 veterans. The advance guard came
in to-day, about 3,000 strong, and Camp
Badger was occupied to-night for the first
tirae. It is estimated that 25,000 will have
ariived by Saturday night
SATED BY A SCRATCH.
Mrs. Maybrick is Given the Benefit
of a Very Slender Donbt.
THE SCAFFOLD PARTLY EEECTED
When the News; of the Decision Reached the
ANXIETY OYER THE BEARING TROUBLE.
Lord Salisbury is Corresponding 'With Washington oa
Mrs. MaybrickV sentence was yesterday
commuted to penal servitude for life. It
was decided that she had attempted to
poison her husband, but there was some
doubt as to the effect oi the drug. On this
ground her life was spared.
IBT CABLE TO THX DISPATCH. I
Liverpool, August 22. When Mrs.
Maybrick arose this morning, after a rest
less and troubled night, during which she
several times called for a glass of water or
some similar attention, the din of constant
hammering in the jail yard, nearly opposite
hercell, at once attracted her attention. It
required bat a moment for the fearful truth
ta dawn upon her mind, and her condition,
which had been growing steadily worse as
her hopes grew fainter, became pitiable.
She threw herself once more upon the bed,
and burst into a fit of violent sobbing, which
lasted for some time.
The jail authorities waited up to last
night for some official intimation as to the
course which would be pursued, but no
word was received, and preparations for the
execution, which was set for next Monday,
could be no longer delayed. Accordingly
at daylight this morning the erection of the
scaffold was commenced, and it was this
noise which fell with such cruel force upon
the ears of the unhappy prisoner. Later,
when it was found that the noise penetrated
into her cell with such distinctness, word
was sent to the workmen to be as quiet as
NEWS OF THE DECISION.
After the condemned woman had eaten,
or rather, attempted to eat breakfast, forshe
was still in an almost hysterical condition,
she was visited by the chaplain of the jail.
He was successful in consoling her, in a
measure, and pointed out that all hope had
not yet departed. His conversation, how
ever, was mainly of a spiritual order, and
directed to preparing his charge for her fate,
if the worst should come.
The news which put a stop to all prepara
tions for the execution came to the jail au
thorities in the shape of a very brief tele
gram from Home Secretary Matthews
to the effect that the sentence had
been commuted to penal servitude Jbr life.
The dispatch was given to the chaplain,
who at once called upon the mother of Mrs.
L Maybrick, and delegated to her the task of
informing her daugnter mat ner lite had
No one was permitted to be present at the
interview between the two, but it is under
stood to have been of the most affecting
nature, in which tears played a very promi
nent part The tidings came just in time,
as Mrs. Maybrick had almost completely
broken down under the strain of the last few
days. She is comparatively resigned to the
prospect now before her, but her mother is
sorely disappointed, as she had vainly hoped
for a'full pardon.
From your correspondent in London I
learn that the escape from death was only
by the merest scratch, and the reasons given
for the decision are certainly of a very pe
culiar nature. After a prolonged consulta
tion Between eminent lawyers and Mr.
Matthews, the Home Secretary, the unani
mous opinion was arrived at that Mrs. May
brick had administered poison to her hus
band with intent to kill. This would have
settled the matter against her but for a con
flict of medical testimony as to whether the
poison found . in deceased's stomach was
sufficient to produce death.
In other words it was decided that she
tried to kill him, bat that it was a question
whether the poison or nature had really
done the work. On this narrow point the
decision was based, but it is needless to say
that it was due more to the popular feeling
on the subject than anything else. It is an
nounced positively that no further appeal
either for a release from orison or for miti
gation of the sentence to life imprisonment
will be entertained. The newspapers gen
erally approve of the decision.
WILL BE CONVICTED, ANYHOW.
Irish Members of Parliament Will Rot
Recognize Balfour's Conrt.
Dublin, August 22. The trial of Mr.
William O'Brien and Mr. James Gilhooly,
members of Parliament from County Cork,
on a charge of holding a Nationalist meet
ing which had been proclaimed under the
crimes act was begun to-day at Clonakilty.
The defendants refused to recognize the au
thority of the Court, and declined to cross
examine the witnesses for the prosecution,
or to present any testimony in their own
THE BEHRING SEA TROUBLE.
Correspondence Passing- Between the Amer
ican and British Governments.
London, August 22. Sir James Fer
gusson, Under Foreign Secretary, informed
Mr. Gourley in the House of Commons this
evening that communications are passing
between" the British and United States
Governments in regard to the seizure ofthe
sealer in the Behring Sea.
Americans on Elnol Tower.
Paris, August 22. The -delegation of
American workmen were entertained at
dinner on the Eiffel tower to-day. United
States Minister Reid was in the chair. M.
Bartholdi, Mr. Depew and others spoke.
ParnellOIaj- Come to America.
London, August 22. It is reported that
Mr. Parnell will shortly make a tour of
America for the benefit of his health.
A FORTUNE IN OCHRE.
The Result ofthe Discovery of a Contractor
Louisville, August 22. Michael J.
Leonard, a contractor of Mayfield, Ky., re
cently discovered 75 acres of land near
Ripley. Tenn., upon which were rich de
posits of yellow ochre. He told his friend,
L. H. Bell, publisher oi the Catholic Advo
cate, Here. Bell bought the place at the or
dinary value of land in that region, and
will give np his business to bring the ochre
It is snpposcd to be a great fortune for
him. There are only eight other beds of
ochre in this country.
A PL00D SUFFERER PROVIDED FOR.
Miss Mary Wagner Appointed as a Deputy
fSFXCTU. TKLXasAM TO THX SISPATCH.1
Harsisburo, August 22. Miss Mary
Wagner, of this city, whose sister and her
husband perished in the Johnstown flood,
will be appointed-one of tbe deputy factory
inspectors under the act passed at the late
session of the Legislature. Miss Wagner
spent several weeks in searching for the
bodies of her deceased relatives.
THE KILLING OF TERRt.TOTIM OF FATE
Hearing In tfaa Case of Field and NaIe
Postponed A Belief That the Latter
Will be Held for Trlal-A
Question of Jurisdiction.
Ban Francisco, August 22. The hear
ing of a petition for the habeas corpus in
the case of Justice Stephen J. Field, of the
United States Supreme Court, has been
postponed until Tuesday next week, when
the question as to the jurisdiction of Fed
eral and State Courts will be argued.
The Unite! States Circuit Court room was
crowded this forenoon in anticipation that
the question as to the sufficiency ofthe war
rant for the arrest of Justice Field would be
decided, and while the counsel for the lat
ter desired, that the testimony should be at
once heard to determine whether there was
any evidence whatever justifying the deten
tion of Justice Field in connection with the
killing of David S. Terry. The opposing
counsel contended that the question as to
the jurisdictionof the Federal court In the
case should first be decided. The case then
went over and that question will be argued
before taking any testimony.
The lawyers are beginning to fear Nagle
cannot be held by the United States au
thorities. Judge Sawyer is reported to be
doubtful of their right to interfere in Nagle's
case, as he thinks Nagle cannot claim to be
an officer of the Circuit Court, as Judge
Field can. If he refuses to recognize the
Federal right to interfere, Nagle will be
promptly returned to Stockton jail and will
be tried there. The sentiment here in re
gard to his action still remains divided, but
in the country, judging from editorial
opinions, three-fourths of the people believe
he showed great eagerness to kill Terry.
There is no way of proving or disproving
Porter Ashe's statement that Judge Hey
denfelt, of San Francisco, -received a letter
from Field offering his support to Terry if
Terrw would afree to support him for the
Presidency. Field denounces Ashe's state
ment as a malicious lie, but Heydenfeldt
refused to say a word. Mrs. Terry reached
here last night, and is expected to be pres
ent in court to-day when Nagle's case comes
up. The State Supreme Court yesterday
denied a rehearing in the Sharon-Terry case
of its last decision, in which Judge Z. Sul
livan's judgment was reversed.
A DAtf GEB0US FLUID.
An Experts Verdict on the Elixir of Life
May be Good for Old Men Antisep
tic Precautions Necessary
Ground lor Farther
rsrxcxu. tilxokam to tub dispatcim
New York, August 22. The Medical
Record will publish a report on the elixir
of Dr. Brown-Sequard, under the title of
"An Experimental Study oi the Brown-Sequard
Theory." The report is from Dr.
Henry P. Loomis, who thus makes public
the results of the experiments conducted in
this city under his direction. Dr. Loomis
points out that there is nothing in Dr.
Brown-Sequard's own account of his own
experiments to support the accusation that
he claims to have discovered the source of
perpetual yonth, but rather a flat denial of
any such, contention. He recognized the
danger of misrepresentation, and made an
effort to provide against it ,He only says
that the elixir was apparently beneficial in
its action and that there was a prospect of
it becoming more so. Dr. Loomis' observa
tions are summed up as follows:
1 can see no reason to anticipate danger from
the use of tbe Sold prepared under proper an
tiseptic precautions, provided the material
used be absolutely fresh and f rae from ill trace
of disease. My attention was called to the
neee-sity for the closer scrutiny In this last
particular, by having discovered, in specimens
taken from an apparently healthy animal, a
solitary tubercle In which were demonstrated
tubercle bacilli. In none of the cases hare I
seen any bad results and only in a few has
there been a moderate amount of pain at the
point of injection, lasting from six to eight
I can explain tho singular nervous af
ection apparent in certain of tbe cases
only on the theory that upon the nerve
centers the mixture exerts some powerful
but as yet unexplained influence,
which, even If its use be eventually
proved beneficial in some cases, must render its
employment in others a matter of caution. It
is far from safe to say and proceed upon tbe
belief that 'If It does no good it can do no
I seem to see in almost all tbe cases of old
men subjected to tbe experiment an increase
in strength and vitality which certainly per
sists for several days. I havo noticed nothing
in tbe least resembling the secondary de
pression which so commonly follows tbe use of
When used in cases of actual disease no
modification of pathological conditions or pro
cesses has been recognizable.
I therefore conclude: First That the in
jection of this mixture uoes, as claimed, pro
duce "nutritive modification" in tbe tissues of
elderly men, due probably to tbe stimulation
of the nerve centers. Second As far as my
experiments are concerned, sufficient time has
not yet elapsed to justify an affirmation or
denial of the correctness of Dr. Urown-Se-quard's
second conclusion. Third There is in
the theory sufficient ground for farther experi
mentation. The Record editorially condemns the use
WHITE HORSE MURDERED.
An Indian Chief Who Was the Otero of a
rSraCIAL TZXIOBAK TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Denver, August 22. "White Horse,"
the Chief of the Crow Indian tribe, has been
most foully murdered by an unknown
assassin, and his remains thrown into the
Yellowstone river, where they have just
been found. vThe deed was committed sev
eral days ago, as the body was quite decayed
wben found. The tribe are aroused to high
indignation, and swear to have revenee.
Tbe Indian was shot through the head
either with a rifle or six-shooter.
"White Horse" was an Indian who had
a fairly good command of the English lan
guage, and was well liked by most of the
settlers throughout the country adjacent to
the Crow reservation. Many of the old
settlers remember tne incident of "White
Horse" entering a church at Buffalo several
years ago during communion service and
partaking of the holy bread and wine in
such quantity that the minister found him
self quite short when administered to the
wants of the balance of the congregation.
"White Horse's" scheme to secure a freo
lunch was subsequently a snbject of illus
tration in a leading journal of New York.
HORSES DUNG OF HEART DISEASE.
A Peculiar Epidemic Among; the Eaulnes
(SPECIAL TXXXOUAX TO THX EISPATCH.J
Chesteetotvn, Md., August 22. Horse
men 'in Kent county are puzzled in regard
to the appearance of a fatal and peculiar
disease among horses. The closest investi
gation so far has failed to give any
satisfactory solution of the trouble and the
only hypothesis is that from some unac
countable cause the horses affected have
died from heart disease. The animals, while
apparently well, drop, and in some cases
are dead a'lmost instantly.
A horse belonging to Josiah Massey, a
farmer living near Cbestertown, while
being bridleda few davs ago for the pur
pose of being used on the farm fell dead,
and so did another belonging to Mr. Henry
The Delegates Will Come to Pittsburg.
Washington, August 22. The Inter
tional American Congress will meet at
Washington at noon upon October 2 next,
and will be attended by from 50 to 60 dele
gates, including some of the most dis
tinguished men of Central and South
America. A tour oi the country will then
be made, including a visit to Pittsburg.
FintiKg&oportTinity to Make a For-
tlrt Vk. rPXln 1tir.-?Viw4 tl Act
muxavjvui ma .uiauusuuco.
HE I0SES LEGS, AN EYE AXD AR2T,
And la Each Instance He is Paid Several
Thousands as Damages.
HE IS ALSO BEREFT OF HIS SCALP,
Eat Only BtcelTes $115 for Tost and Eos to Spend $25
of it fjr a Wlj.
In one of Boston's suburbs lives what is
left of a man who has met with accidents
that deprived him of both legs, an arm, an
eye, his teeth and his scalp, bnt whose bank
account has been swollen by each accident
SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO THX DISPATCH. 1
Boston, August 22. The hero of a
checkered career, in which a remarkable
train of misfortunes has brought to him a
snug little fortune, is Jacob Hannis, who
has just returned from the West Jacob
lives at 18 Hendee street, Somerville, a
beautiful suburb. He is on the shady side
of 50, and his story, as he personally re
lated it to a Dispatch correspondent to
day, reads like a romance.
"Twenty years ago," said Mr. Hannis, "I
was no different from other men. I had a
good constitution, was well grown, and, as
my parents were poor, I had to go out in the
cold world and hustle for a living. I had
no trade, and so took the first job that offered
fair wages. A friend in New York got me
a chance in the street gang.
BAD LUCK BRINGS good.
"I lived in Jersey City, and used to
go back and forth on the ferry. One night
in going home from work, the gate-tender
opened the gate too soon, and I fell between
the boat and the slip, and had mv leg
crashed so that it had to be taken off. Of
course, that gave me a great set-back, but I
recovered, got a good wooden leg, and had
such a clear case that there was no difficulty
in getting $5,000 damages from the ferry
"My ieg worked so well that I deter
mined to get another job. I secured a place
in the roundhouse, where my work was
principally cleaning the engines. One
night tbe fireman, not knowing I was there,
started up his engine, and my right arm
was cut almost off. Well, the company
gave mo 5,500, paid doctors' bills, and
when I got out bought me the best arm
they could find.
"I had now quite a snug little sum laid
by, and thought I would get into some
business where my crippled condition would
not bother me much. I bought a small
cigar store in Syracuse,, and did first rata
for two years, but my ill luck, or luck, as
you please, still followed me. One morn
ing I was going down to the store when,
WITHOUT ANX -WARNING,
a blast went off in a vacant lot next the
street, and when they picked me up I was
minus an eye and almost all my teeth. You,
see there is'a little scar here now," pointing
to his upper lip. "That little circus cost
the contractor, who did the blasting, just
$2,300, and I invested $75 of it in a crockery
optic and a new chewer.
"I kept on at the cigar business, and be
fore a year was over I'll be hanged if X
didn't fall through an open manhole in the
sidewalk one evening, and Dreak my other
leg so. bai ly that they had to take that off
too.- Good" luck again. Struck 'em for
$5,000, and got it I concluded I'd had
about enough of Syracuse, and I sold out
and came here. I had
ENOUGH CASH SALTED
to keep me comfortably and not worry much
about getting a living. One day two years
ago last March I went over to the city to
get a little job done in a machine shop.
'Twas a little piece of turning, and I waited
while they did it. Turning to go out, I
Btumbled and fell against the shafting, and
in. two seconds my scalp was revolving
around that shaft like a pinwheel. I sued
'em, but the miserable scoundrels allowed
me only $115, and I had to pay away $25 for
this wig," and Mr. Hannis carelully re
moved his gray head covering.
Mr. Hannis is cheerful even in his crip
pled condition. He walks almost naturally,
can handle a fork, and also write his name.
WILL BE AMICABLY SETTLED.
The Behring Sen Trouble Not Likely to End
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THX DISPATOT.1
Washington, August 22. The newi
to-day that the 'British Government had in
formed the Dominion Government explic
itly that the war ships now in the Behring
tea would not protect Canadian sealers, and
the intimation that negotiations were now
in progress between the United States and
the British Governments to settle the ques
tion of jurisdiction, explains to some ex
tent the conduct ofthe State Department m
regard to the late excitement It was
thought very curious that it should seem to
have no concern in tbe matter. All the
answer that could be got from Assistant
Secretary Wharton, at any time, was that it
was altogether the affair of the Treasury
Department It was surmised on account
of this apparent indifference that negotia
tions were in progress, but nothing could be
found out then any more than now, as Mr.
Wharton is a gentleman who never talks of
state secrets. When inquiry was made of
him this evening, in regard to the sug
gestion that the matter was under arbitra
tion, he said if it were not he could not say
so, and if it were he would not say so.
Assistant Secretary Batcheller, of the
Treasury Department, would only say that
if negotiations are in progress it was wholly
a matter for the State Department All
1T t the Treasury Department had to do in
the premises was to keep the Alaskan
waters as free from piratical scalers as pos
sible under the law, and in accordance wjth
the President's proclamation.
HARRISON IS IMPARTIAL.
He Appoints a Democrat to OIHce and
Slakes Alabama Republicans Mad.
r&rxciAt. TELxanAM to the dispatch.
Talladega, Ala., August 22. A few
days ago the President appointed Samuel
P. Burns postmaster at this place. Burnt
is a Democrat, is Treasurer of the
Democratic Executive Committee of the
county. To-day the Bepublicans held a
meeting and telegraphed the President to
hold up Burns' commission until they
could be heard from. A prominent Re
publican was a candidate for the office and
the appointment of Burns was a great sur
prise. The President has now appointed from
every faction of the Republican party in
this State to offices, has appointed negroes
and at last a Democrat
NO USE FOR fllll HERE.
Tbo First Chinaman to be Betamed Cndsr
tbe Scott Law.
San Francisco, August 22. Chae
Chang Ping, the first of the Chinese laborers
to test the validity of the Scott law by at
tempting to land in this country, and whose
case was recently decided adversely by the
United Statei Supreme Court, was ordered
returned to China by the United States Cir
cuit Court this afternoon. Ping left by the)
steamer Arabic, which sailed to-day.