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PITTSBUKG, THUKSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1889.
And So Do the Memories
of the Battlefield of
Pennsylvania Day on the
Grounds Observed With
THE HEARERS DROP TEARS,
But a Leadea Sky and Heavy Kain
Interfere But Little With
SEVERAL INTERESTING SPEECHES.
iHistories of the Different Commands Re-
connted to Hearers Who Enew
Them to be True.
EEDNIOX OP FJSKNSILTANIA RESERVES
1FE03I A STAFF COBEXSrONDEST.3
Gettysbubg, September 1L
BAY and cold was
the sky which rested
over Gettysburg this
morning, and the
clouds had a threaten
ing aspect. Neverthe
less, the streets wore
an animated appear
ance, as thousands of
veterans pushed their
way along, stopping
now and again to greet
some old comrade and
cences of the dark days. Thousands of sol
diers had arrived during the night, and
trains continued to empty their loads of
living freight all day long. The limit of
hotel accommodation was reached early last
night, when two heavy-weight veterans from
Pittsburg were offered the occupancy of one
armchair between them for the night. As a
consequence hundreds walked the streets all
night, occasionally congregating in little
groups on the corner and relating with in
finite gusto anecdotes of army life.
THE SAD TJNDKBCI7BBENT.
Through all this vein of fun aod banter
there ran a vein of sadness, as every now
and again some one would ask after an ab
sent comrade only to receive the answer,
"Oh, he died in the seventies," or "Bill
never recovered from the wound he received
at Antietam." For a moment the gronp
would become silent and thoughtful, but
soon again, Eoldier like, they would bid de
fiance to dull care and to the grim destroyer
they had all often met face to face on the
field of battle, and resume their cheerful ex
chance of confidences.
Early in the morning the jams became so
great that the Court House, a skating rink
and three or four warehouses were thrown
open and cots placed in them.
Still this has been the greatest occasion
Gettysburg has ever known. There are now
in town 60,000 veterans, 3,000 having come
in to-day from the East.
At present there are 30 carloads en route
from HarriEburg. Many have already com
menced to leave for home. This is due,
however, largely to the weather. About 1
F. 21. a heavy rainstorm set in, which
Seriously marred all the services, and un
ceremoniously shortened them. If, as at
present appears, to-morrow be stormy, the
grand parade and transfer of the monu
ments to the Gettysburg Battlefield Me
morial Association will be seriously affected.
A COLLEGE DEDICATED.
This morning the Lutheran Theological
College was formally dedicated. It was
built by the Lutheran Church Synod of the
United States at a cost of 175,000. Gov
ernor Beaver presided and spoke and the
dedicatory address was made by ex-Attorney
General Kirkpatrick. Dr. Milton Valen
tine, ex-President of the college, made the
presentation speech. A collection was
taken up which netted 20,000, of which the
Governor contributed 5100, whjch com
pletely clears off the debt ot the institution.
This morning Adjutant General Hastings,
in the presence of Governor Beaver, in
spected the Twelfth Eegiment, P. X. G.
A reception was tendered this evening to
General Beaver at the Sprines Hotel. Ex-
Governor Cnrtin, Bishop Boyd Vincent,
Adjutant General Hastings, General A. L.
Pearson and Captain William McClelland
were among those present The early even
ing was mainly devoted to handshaking,
and the reception closed with an informal
There is considerable discussion here
about the selection of State G. A. R. officers
fornext year. It looks just nowvery much
like City Treasurer Denniston, of Pittsburg,
for Department Commander, and "Y. A.
Shattnck, of Meadville, for SeniorVice
OPPOSE THE LOCATION.
Kncpp's Battery Members Not Satisfied
. With be Plncc Given Them.
TSPECTAI. TZLXOKAH TO THE DISPATCH 1
GexXYSBTJBO, September 1L One of the
unexpected incidents of the day was a meet
ing of the surviving members or Knapp's
'Battery. They are displeased with the
location of their monument onPower's Hill,
and met in the Court House this afternoon to
discuss the question.
Adam Shaw explained that the battery
was opposed to the present site, as it did not
give tbem the proper place and prominence.
John P. Nicholson Is Secretary of the
Board of Commissions on Monuments, and
fcShSit y a
LITTLE ROUHD TOP IS TRAHSFORMED.
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he is also Secretary of the Twenty-eighth
Association. He said that they had made
the selection in good faith. He would cer
tainly agree that it was the battery that
turned the tide of battle. He intimated it
Mas not the wish of all members of the bat
tery to change the site. Mr. Shaw jumped
up and asked if there were any members
present'who liked the site. There was no
answer. Then Colonel Nicholson said that
if the site did not suit he would try and
have it changed to Culp's Hill in dne time.
Mr. Knapp was present and many people
were seeking him to grasp his hand. He
took no part in the discussion.
Exercises nt the Monument Dedications la
Which FJttsbnrsrcrs Wore Particularly
Interested Interference 'STrom
Rain Many Regimental
Histories Told In
rCrZCIAI. TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH.!
Gettysburg, September 1L Promptly
at 11 o'clock this morning the monument to
honor the valor of the One Hundred and
Forty-ninth Kegiaent, bl Pennsylvania,
was duly dedicated. The survivors of the
One Hundred and Fiftieth accompanied the
Pittsburg veterans to the spot, an eminence
near the historical railroad cut where the
first corps of the Union Army held the
rebels in check until General Reynolds
reached the field. After a prayer. Captain
J. C. Johnson, of Company K, made a
"It is taught at "West Point," he said, "that
the change of front during the engagement
made by the One Hundred and Forty-ninth
Regiment on July 1, 1SG3, was so difficult that
neVer has the bravery of men been tested so
severely since the battle of Waterloo."
Judge Slagle followed with a historical re
sume of the doings of that dreadful
day. The monument, in his opinion, was
NOT A TOMBSTONE,
but a commemoration of the services of the
living in the greatest battle of modern war
fare. The speaker sketched the movements of
the First Corps, of which the One Hundred
and Forty-ninth Regiment was a part. "Some
of the men," he said, "as they took position in
tne dangerous place, said, 'We came to stay,
and many of them did, but In a different man
ner than they meant. For almost a day they
fought, making movements that astounded
tacticians and excited the admiration of every
one. The One Hundred and Forty-ninth lost
more men than any other reeiment. Of the
450 encased, 60 were killed, 159 wounded, and
109 captured, making a total of 336 Only four
officers of the entire zj escaped unscathed."
The sneaker said the first day's flcht accom
plished its purpose; it checked the rebels, and
was therefore a clorious victory not a defeat.
Among those present were Colonel James
Glenn, F. C. Dorricgton, W. M. Dalzbeck, W.
R. Johnston and R. J. May.
A STRIKING MONUMENT.
Not far from the One Hundred and Forty-
ninth's stone, the statue of a soldier sitting on
a lose, stands the monnment of the One Hun
dred and Seventh, among whom were many pres
sent Pittsburgers. General T. F. McCoy, of
Lewistown, Pa., made a stirring address. This
regiment's membership of 30 was reduced in
this battle by 139.
Governor Beaver and General Hastings took
a drive over the field shortly after the inspec
tion of the Twelfth Regiment, P. N. G. All
the monuments Ijad been dedicated by this
time. A feature of the dedications was the
photographing of the survivors of each regi
ment crooned in front of its monument.
The enterprising photographers were on
hand in great numbers and equipped with
horses and wagons dashed around the entiro
field at breaKnecK speed, xney win pronablv
find their ventures profitable for the veterans
who are probably reunited on such an occasion
for the last time id their natural lifes, find
much more than ordinary interest clustering
about the incident.
At 3 o'clock Battery B, (Cooper's) First Ar
tillery, Pennsylvania reserves, dedicated its
monument on East Cemetery Hill. This bat
tery was organized in Lawrence county April
28, 1861, and mustered out June 16, 'io. It as
the only battery in the reserve corps from
western Pennsylvania. Its commanders were
Henry T.Danforth. James H. Cooper and Wm.
McClelland. It served with the Army of the
Potomac during its entire term. It was the
only part of the reserves that served continu
ously under General Reynolds until his death,
and participated in 27 reneral engagements.
Its loss during the war was greater than that
of anv other Union battery in service. Itex-
ended 3L200 rounds of ammunition, equal to
) tons. It occupied two different positions the
first day at Gettysburg, the last being at the
(Seminary, where its fire of canister repnlsed
Scales' and WcGowan's brigades withgreatloss
to these brigades. On July 2 it occupied the
WHEBE IHE MONUMENT
now stands, on East Cemetery Hill, from which
point It assisted in silencing the enemy's bat
tery on Benner's Hill, and causing tneir with
drawal. July 8 the battery as on McGUvery's
line of artilery on the left ciuter. and assisted
In the repulse of Pickett, a.Vd. afterward of
Wileor. In alLlOSO rounds were fired. Three
men were killed and nine wouxiled. A Rebel
of Battle Crowned With the
shell on the second day, disabled every man on
one of the guns.
lucre were present to-day fifty-two survivors
of the battery. Lieutenant James A. Gardner,
ot New Castle, delivered the historical address,
which was a most excellent one. On account
of the position an immense crowd it as at
tracted to the point. The monument is re
garded as the most appropriate on the battle
field. The Knapp Battery, Twenty-eighth regiment
and the One Hundred and Forty-seventh form
one association, or brigade. The latter organi
zations have monuments on Culp's Hill, while
the Knapp's Battery one Is on Powers' Hill.
The Hampton and Thompson batteries had
their celebration in the afternoon. On ac
count of the weather the ceremonies were yery
ON LITTLE BOUND TOP.
Some of the bloodiest fighting was done
around Little Round Top, where the rebels at
tempted to flank the Union army. As a conse
quence there are a number of regimental monuments-
located In "tills neignborhood. The
monument erected to locate the position of
the gallant One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Penn
sylvania Volunteers was dedicated to-day.
The ceremony was short, consisting of a praver
by Rev. F. P. Ward, and an address by Major
General A. L. Pearson. The speech is given
on the fifth pace.
The dedication of the Eighty-third Regiment
monument was of special interest. The pedes
tal is surmounted by a bronze statue of Briga
dier General Strong Vincent, brother of the
Right Rev. Boyd Vincent,. Bishop of Cincin
nati, formerly of the East End. The statue
was sculptured under the supervision of the
General's widow, who was, with Bishop Vin
cent, present at the dedication to-day. Owing
to inclement weather the exercises were neces
sarily very brief. Bishop Vin;ent offered a
very eloquent prayer, alter wmen tne presenta
tion of the monument was made by M, H. B.
Gilford, and accepted by Colonel D. C. McCoy,
of Meadville. Tho proceedings closed with a
few words from Bishop Vincent, who spoke of
the sacrifices made, not only of the soldiers
who fought, but by those who sent loved ones
to the front at the call of their country.
The One Hundred and Second Regiment
dedicated their monnment, which is located in
the hollow between Little and Big Round Top.
Captain S. L. Fullwood delivered tho ora
tion. The Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves' monument
stands to the right of the Eighty-third. A his
torical address was made by A P. Morrison.
The monument was transferred to the regi
ment by Robert Ta'ggard, and received by K.
THE PEACH OKCHAED.
In the peach orchard and the wheatfield four
monuments were to-day dedicated. The rain,
which fell in torrents, interfered sadly with the
programme. The One Hundred and Fifth,
"The Wildcat," Regiment, aespito the steady
ponrdown, went through most of the services.
Chaplain D. S. Steadman opened with prayer,
and was then followed by the old regimental
chaplain, J. E. Truesdale, now of Iowa, who
spoke lor 15 or ai minutes on what had been
achieved at Gettysburg and the part the One
Hundred and Fifth took in the battle. He
paid the highest eulogies to the bravery of the
men and valor and ability of the officers. He
showed that the mortality in the regiment dur
ing the war was something fearful. Out of a
full complement of 1,000 men but 150 had sur
vived. Colonel J. H. Gray, on behalf of the
committee, presented the monument to the
regiment in a short speech. He said that tbe
only imperfection about it was the carved wild
cat's head, which looks more like that of a
young calf. This will be remedied, however,
by a bronze plate being sunk over a head bear
ing a correct likeness of the wildcat. This
monument is on the Emmettsburg road about
200 yards east of the Sherfy House.
The simple monument which marks the po
sition of the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth
Regiment, just back of Sickle'sllne, in the rear
of the peach orchard was dedicated at 2 o'clock.
The monument is of chaste design, being a
block of granite cut to represent the square
cross, or the Sixth corps badge. Its leader at
the time of the fight, and one of the most hon
ored jurists of Allegheny County, Hon. F. H.
Collier, walked bravely through the rain from
Little Round Top stition and delivered tho
oration. Captain William P. Herbert made
the historical address. The ceremonies were
curtailed somewhat on accout of the rain.
IN THE WHEATFIELD.
Down in the memorable wheatfield, not the
fictitious wheatfield shown in the cyclorama of
Gettysburg, but on ground lying north of
Devil's Den Ridge, and but a short half mile
from Little Round Top, is placed the monu
ment of the gallant Sixty-second. It marks the
position of the regiment when it so bravely
supported the batteries that turned the right
wing of the enemy as they attempted to execute
a flank movement and capture Little Round
Top. Rev. Daniel Swigart, ot Company D.
opened the exercises at 2 o'clock with prayer
Toe monument was then unveiled, and its his.
tory given by Captain William Kennedy. Com
mander W. J. Patterson delivered the memorial
address, his subject being "The Sixty-second at
Gettysburg." H. S. Snyder, of Company M,
gave an historical review of the rociment,
showing its splendid record. This regiment
went into the battle 400 strong and came out
with90inen. , .
At 4 o'clock the Sixty-third Regiment was to
have dedicated their monument, which is a
handsome circular shaft, with the regiment's
battle record and appropriate designs engraved
upon if. The rain was too heavy, howeverand
the dedication took place attheir headquarters
this evening. The monument stands in a cor
ner of the field in what was a small clump of
trees 26 years ago, across the Emmettsburg
road from the peach orchard.
Barring Birdan's Regiment of Sharpshooters,
who advanced some 200 yards farther than the
Sixty-third, occupied the most advanced posi
tion along the line of the second day's battle.
It had been placed on picket duty on tho 'ene
Tributes of Peace.
my's side of the Emmettsburg road, and practi
cally ooened the fight at that point Initio aftei
noon of the second day. Colonel John R.
Danks was in command, and a number of
Pittsburgers were in the regiment at that lime
The service held this evening was very pleas
ant, .The programme opened with "America"
by tho regiment, followed with a prayer b
Rev. Colonel Danks. The oration was dcliverel
by A. G. Williams, of Butler. This was fo
lowed by a war song by Colonel Danks, whi
also read the historical review of the regiment.
The regiment's Lieutenant Colonel is now ii
the United States army, stationed at Allegheny
Arsenal. Colonel Morgan was present, ani
made a short address, as did also Captain)
Shields and Chalmers, Messrs. C. C. Fawcet,
Reed and others.
The Fourth Cavalry of Pennsylvania has its
monument located on theJWyckert farm, oni
half a mile east of Round Top. It was dedi
cated at 2 P. IT. An elaborate programme wai
prepared. Amongthe speakers from Pittsburr
were Major D. C. Phillips and Sergeant W. H
Collmerwood. Chanlain H. O. Graham, df
Homer City, delivered ,an address on. "Only
xreau. me programme cumu. nui uo com
pleted, on account of the incessant rain.
Tho Man Who Cnllod Them Oar, Addresses
the Pennsylvania Reserves.
rsrir.CTAL TELEQRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Gettysburg, September 11. The Penn
sylvania Reserve Corps held a meeting in
Little Round Top pavilion this evening
and were addressed by ex-Governor Curtin,
Boys We are assembled here again. When
I first called upon you to serve your country
j ou were rosy-cheeked, brawny men. Now I
look around and see gray haired, bald headed
and decrepit men. You were not much younger
than I, and I am not much older than you now.
When tho Government asked for 100,000 90-day
men I called upon tho State of Pennsylvania for
100,000 three-year men. The Government said
it did not need these men. It had more than
was necessary. I held the men in reserve for
three months. After the first battle of Bull
Ron, when Johnson joined Beauregard, the
President telegraphed me to pour the Pennsyl
vania reserve into Washington as fast as possi
ble. If they had not got there Johnson would
have taken Washington. When I gave you
your regimental banners I told you to carry
them to the front with honor to yourselves and
to the country, and not to come back without
them, and every one was brought back.
The Governor brought his address to a.
close by saying he was growing old and did
not possess his one-time vigor. He recom
mended the adoption of a resolution advo
cating the erection of a memorial hall at
Gettysburg to commemorate the services of
the Pennsylvania Reserves. The resolution
was adopted amid a whirlwind of applause
to the old war Governor.
The Seventh Cavalry, of which Company
A was from Beaver county, has its monu
ment on Baford avenue. Colonel "W. H.
Eeed, of Pittsburg, was chosen to represent
the West in the speechmaking at the exer
cises. It is argued, and Colonel Reed says
history proves it, that thisregiment was six
hours ahead of the others in getting to the
field and that it opened the fight, H. M.
Donahoe, formerly Eecorder of Beaver
WHICH THEY WERE.
Full List of the Monuments Which Were
runcm, teleobam to mm dispatcii.i
Getttsbubg, September 11. The full
list of the monuments dedicated tf-day is as
follows: One Hundred and Fourteenth,
Collis Zouaves, Fiity-sixtb, Twenty-eighth,
formerly commanded by General Geary;
Ninetv-third, Ninety-fourth, One Hundred
and Fortieth, One Hundred and Forty
eighth (Beaver's regiment), One Hundred
and Seventh, Seventy-third, One Hundred
and Sixteenth, One Hundred and Twenty-
first, 'Ninth, Seventy-fifth, One Hundred
and Eighteenth, Corn Exchange, Xnapp's
Battery, One Hundred and Forty-seventh,
Ninetieth, One Hundred and Tenth, Sixtv
second, One Hundred and Forty-ninth,
the Buck Tails, Seventeenth Cavalry,
Ninety-first, Sixty-seventh, Twenty-thircl,
Seventy-fourth. Sixty-first. Seventy-second.
Twenty-ninth, Second Cavalry, Forty-second,
Battery P, One Hundred and Ninth,
Ninety-sixth, One Hundred and Thirty
ninth, One Hundred and Forty-first, Ninetv
eighth, Sixteenth Cavalry, Twenty-seventh,
Eighteenth Cavalry, One Hundred and
Sixth and One Hundred and Fifth.
QDITE A RESPECTABLE ARUI
Could be Mustered by the Sons of Veterans
on Short Notice.
PATEBSON, N. J., September 11. The
National Encampment of the Sons of Vet
erans this afternoon confirmed the action
of the conrtmartial in- the matter of
the dishonorable discharge of Past Commander-in-Chief
W. S. Payne, of Fostoria,
O. The jeport of the Adjutant General
shows that the Sons of Veterans' organiza
tion has gained 13,600 during the past vear.
The Surgeon General reported that 60,000
men above the age of 18 could be sent into
the battlefield at short notice if the occasion
required it- all armed and equipped.
HIS MUSEUMMMAGED. ,
The Owner of the Carlson Coitnee Brines
Suit In Court for 33,000 Alt the At
torneysMade Defendants Not
a Juror Yet Secured.
Chicago, September 11. Jonas Carl
son's promised suit against the attorneys of
the men on trial for the Cronin murder for
breaking into the Carlson cottage was be
gun to-day in the Circuit Court. Carlson
sues "W. S. Torrest. his partner, John A.
Qualey, Russell M. "Wing, Daniel Don
ahue and Michael J?. A. Ames, all of
Vvhom are actively engaged in the trial now
in progress. The lawyers broke into the
house for the purpose of obtaining the
human blood stains, having been denied
the privilege of analyzing the specimen in
possession of the State.
Carlson places his damages at $5,000. He
says the defendants broke into his house
with force and arms last Monday and de
faced and cut into the walls and floor and
violently seized and bruised him. The
declaration says that by reason of a crime
known as the "Cronin murder" having
been committed in his house, the place has
become notorious and well known to
the public. It is an object of
general interest and curiosity, and a large
number of people have paid to see the build
ing and tne "marks and evidences of the
crime." The place was fitted up for exhibi
tion, and Carlson has derived large revenues.
The acts of the defendants in removing the
blood stains, have, the declaration alleges,
greatly injured the house and depreciated
its value as a museum of limited curiosities
and the interest of the public has been
greatly diminished by tho aforesaid acts.
The defendants he also alleges, threat
ened him with a large knife, and by this
act caused bim great physical fright. For
the depreciation of his property ns an object
of profitable curiosity, as well as for the
great mental suffering he has undergone
through the defendant's illegal acts, Mr.
Carlson prays the Court to mulct the de
fendants in damages.
The attorneys in the Cronin case worked
,hard all day, with the result that no addi
tional jurors were secured.
A STRANGE AGREEMENT,
Marshal Stnlllnes Publishes a Card Con
cernlnc the Pelhntn Kitting.
(SPECIAL TELEQHAM TO THE DISPATUH.1
Annisxon, Ala., September 11. The
killing of Captain William Pelham,
brother of "The Gallant Pelham," of the
Confederacy, has developed a queer story.
Pelham was drunk and violent, and was
shot dead by Marshal Stallings, while he
was advancing upon the Marshal. To-day
Stallings published a sworn agreement con
taining the following provisions:
First To leave the community of Anniston
on or before 12 o'clock midnight of Monday,
September 20, 1889, and never so long as I have
breath and reason to return for a moment's
length of time.
Second That if ever in the two years to
come I shall meet John Pelham I will get out
of his way.
Third mat never so long as I live and have
reason win l si
wav to the detrl
speak disrespectfully or in any
iriment of the late William Pel-
ham. or of his memory, or
fa Is family, or his
blood relations. I mean
by leaving and
never returning to the community of
Anniston, never to again put my foot In Cal
houn, Clay, Coosa, Shelby, St Clair, Etowan,
Cherokee and Cleburne counties, in the State
of Alabama, and the faithful, honorable and
conscientious performance of each and all of
This is duly sworn to before, and signed
by, J. T. Green, notary public, who at
tested it. It is well known that the mem
bers of the Pelham family would not permit
allings,to stay where .they would have to
see him, and that their permission for Stal
lings to leave is a compromise reached after
WOODRUFF ON THE STAND.
Ho Testifies Against His Former Accom
plice, Young Napoleon Ifes.
New York, September 11. The first
day of the trial of the remarkable "Wall
street character, Henry S. Ives, ended
yesterday with the selection of the
jury. This morning the actual
trill opened. Assistant District
Attorney Parker opened the case with a
statement to the jnry. He spoke of the
novelty of the case, and said that was one
reason why the selection of the jury was so
quickly made. He then proceeded
to read the indictment, charging Ives,
as'an officer of the railroad with issuing
fraudulently $600,000 worth of the stock of
tlife Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Rail
road. The charge against the accused was
Mr. Parker reviewed the history of the
prisoners' transactions, and concluded his
speech by giving notice that he pro
posed to call "Woodruff, an accomplice
in the crime, which, after eight
ben months' existence, terminated in the
assignment of Henry S. Ives & Co., with
liabilities placed at $15,000,000. The first
witness for the people was then called. He
was Obadiah "Woodruff, of Newark,
the father of E. Wilson Woodruff.
He stated that about a month after his son's
arrest he received a message from his son
relative to one of the books of the company,
which at that time was kept in bis bouse.
He saw the book then, and recognized it
when it was produced in conrt to-day.
Ives was then taken to the Tombs prison
in charge of the Sheriff.
THOUGHT IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE.
The Greatest Collapse That Ever Occurred
In the Coal Regions.
WlLKESBARRE, September 11. One of
the greatest cave-ins that have yet occurred
in the coal regions startled the residents of
the Wyoming Valley last night.
Just outside of the town of
Plymouth, the earth settled for a distance
of half a mile, affecting about 30
acres of territory belonging to the Del
aware and Hudson Railroad Company. The
entire territory was undermined and was
still being worked out. The concussion was
thought by many to be caused by an earth
quake and people in this city, four miles
distant, experienced a rocking sensation.
At the scene of the cave-in this afternoon
the earth was broken, and extensive
crevices were running in every direction,
many of them extending to a great depth.
Several mules which were in the mine at the
time were killed and nearly all the miners
lost their working tools. The damage wil 1
be immense. About 1,500 men and boys
are thrown out of employment. Twenty-five
men were in the mine at work when they
heard the timbers and pillars begin to break.
They rushed for the first opening and
escaped withont injury.
Ho Paid His Faro with Ballets.
Evansville, Ind., September 11.
William Brill, of Hopkinsville, shot and
killed James Lemon, a Louisville and
Nashville Railroad conductor, this even
ing at Baker's (station. Brill refused to
pay his fare and was put off the train, and,
wild with rage, drew a revolver and fired
three shots at Lemon with fatal effect. Brill
escaped to the woods.
The Police Are Still Baffled.
.London, September 11. The police have
discovered no clew to lead to the detection
of the murder ot the woman whose body was
found under the railway arch in White
chapel yesterday morning. The body of the
victim still lies in the mortuary, and as yet
has not been identified.
TANNER NOW EESIGNS
He Says He Will Never Enter the
Pension Office Again.
HABRISON HAS HIS EESIGNATHffi.
It is Said the' Do enment Affords Yen Bpicj
TRYING TO FIX DIM ELSEWHERE.
Secretary fioble Said Either lbs Corptral Elsnld Go
or Be Would Himself.
Corporal Tanner, Commissioner of Pen
sions, has at last resigned, and it is said he
asserts he will never go back to the
office. His le tter of resignation is probably
ready for the press, and is reported to be
snicy, but it may he "withheld until the
Corporal is fixed in another office. Secre
tary Noble is credited with securing the
1SPSCIAI. TZLIGRAJI TO TUB PlSrATCrf 1
Washington. September U.. A report
put in circulation last evening that
Commissioner Tanner, of the Bureau of
Pensions, had actually stepped down from
office, seemed so improbable that even those
who wished it to be true gave no credence to
it, and yet t appeared to-day that this is
the fact, though all ot the parties immedi
ately interested refuse to say anything defin
ite about the matter one way or the other.
The Commissi oner didn't make his appear
ance at the Pension office to-day, and all
who attempted to see him at his residence in
Georgetown were first repulsed and after
ward denied admittance. This afternoon,
however, he came to the White House in
response to a request from the President,
sent by no less an imposing messenger than
the new Marshal of the District, Mr. Bans
dell, and he was closeted for some time
with the President and Secretary Noble.
What the outcome of the conversation was
is indicated above, and considering all the
other circumstances it could hardly have
been favorable to the continuation of the
tenure of the Commissioner.
BADE THE CLEBKS GOOD-BY.
It is unreasonable to suppose that Mr. Tan
ner would have been suspended, even for a
day, had it not been decided to ask, his
resignation, and to remove him in case he
should refuse. That he was suspended yes
terday there can hardly be a shadow of
doubt. Deputy Commissioner Smith was
sent for by Secretary Noble, and he was
designated to act in the place of the Com
missioner until further orders.
It is said that when Secretary Noble sent
a notice of his suspension to .the Com
missioner the latter refused to recognize it,
and that .the. Secretary then made out a
formal order directing Smith to assume the
duties of the office. The Commissioner
thereupon put on his hat, shook hands with
a few of his intimate friends, and started for
home, remarking that he would never set
his foot in the office again. Secretary
Noble had a long conterence yesterday with
the President in regard to the case of Tan
ner, and it was soon after this that the or
der of suspension was issued. It is said
that the Secretary presented the ultimatum
that either' he or Tanner would have to go.
LIKE THE SPAEKS CASE.
It was an affair similar to that of Secre
tary Lamar and Land Commissioner Sparks.
Aside from the merits of the case, it was
natural the inferior officer should suffer
rather than the Cabinet minister. Early
this morning Secretary Noble was again at
the White House, but remained only a
short time. He was followed by Secretary
Tracy, who is a friend of Commissioner
Tanner, and he pleaded the cause of the
Corporal eloquently for some time. Sena
tor Hiscock also'put in an appearance, but,
it is said, rather for the purpose of urging
the appointment of Pension Agent Pool, of
Syracuse, to the coming vacancy, than to
say anything to change the apparent de
cision of the President.
The reasons alleged for the radical step
taken by the Secretary of the Interior lie in
the developments of the investigation that
has been in progress for some time ot the
.operations of the Pension office.
THE BECKLESS BERATING
of pensions, the advancement of cases for
favored pension agents, the conduct under
the eyes of the Commissioner of the rerating
ring of the office, which lioerally advanced
the rating of their own pensions, and, per
haps, not the least of offenses, the unending
garrulityof the Commissioner himself, which
encouraged delusive hopes in pensioners,
and kept the office in a constant state of
unrest. It is also alleged that the Com
missioner attempted directly or indirectly to
interfere with the progress iof the investiga
tion, hut this is- probably an invention of
It cannot be denied that the manner of the
Commissioner in dealing with the affairs of
his office has been exasperating. It has
been an unkind saying that his is the most
swelled head of all the officials of the ad
ministration. To visitors and inquirers,
and in his consultations with his superiors,
he has acted as though he owned the pension
office. His manner was regarded as dis
tasteful, and in disposition he has been en
tirely intractable. Friends of the Secretary
and Assistant Secretary of the Interior say
they would have borne with this to the end,
no matter how provoking, had it not been
for the reckless, not to say scandalous, man
agement of tbe office.
BUSSEY DON'T WANT IT.
Of course, all the stories to the effect that
Assistant Secretary Bussey wanted theplace
for himself are gratuitous. TJnderthe cir
cumstances he could not take the office if he
desired ever so much to do so.
In his letter conveying the resignation it
is said the Commissioner writes that
he recognizes that differences exist be
tween himself and the Secretary of
the Interior respecting the administration of
the Pension Bureau, and that those differ
ences being radical in the interest of a
thoroughly satisfactory administration of
the office he should resign.
It is expected also that the President will
give out a statement of the causes of re
moval, as Tanner has been so popular with
the Grand Army that some explanation of
so painful a step would seem to be necessary
in the interests of party harmony.
CAUSE OF THE DELAY.
It is almost certain that the only reason
for delav in the announcement of Tanner's
resignation was that tbe President and Tan
ner's friends were to fix the Commissioner in
a satisfactory office, and secure from him a
letter of resignation that will temper, the
effect of the change in Grand Army circles.
Two or three good positions have been
offered, but the Commissioner is just now
sulking, and has hitherto refused all sops in
the shape of a new office.
Mr. Tanner has leased his house in
Georgetown for three years.and made all
arrangements to stay with this administra
tion to the end. In view of these conditions,
it is probable the Commissioner may agree
to be transferred.
GEN. SHERMAN ON TANNER.
The G. A. K. Will Not Question the Motives
of tho President.
New YOBK, September 11. General W.
T. Sherman was seen by a reporter to-night
and asked for his opinion in regard to Cor
poral Tanner's reported resignation fromj
the office of Coramissio:
Pensions. He laid
his opinion it would not affect the
of the G. A. E., either one way
other, as thev were too sensible it
men to question any acts vl the Presiden:
Pilot Who Will Hare to Cross the Qceaa
A Thrilling Scene.
ISPXCIU. TXtlOBAM TO TBX riSPATCW.l
New Yoek, September 1L The' Sandy
"Hook pilots were in hard luck to-day. One
came so near losing his life in the te& off the
Bar that he will never forget his mishap,
Snd no leu than eight others iad to make
the voyages on which the steamers were
bound. Never in the history of the harbor
were so many pilots carried off to sea in A
tingle day. Very early this morning, the
worst of the gale being oyer, tbe fleet began
to head out of port. Among' tbem was the
Ardanhouse, with Pilot Isaac Butler on
board. It happened that the steamship
Cala of the German Line had arrived off the
Bar at 2 o'clock, but had to lie- to for want
of a pilot.- Seeing .the Ardanhouse bound
out. Captain Bauer, of the Cala, determined
to send a boat to her and get her piloL- Tbe
quarter boat was lowered, with chief officer
Knuth and .two sailors to man it, and, al
though the gale was a terror, and the sea as
well, they managed to get under the lee of
the Ardanhouse, where Pilot Butler could
slide down a rope and get into their cockle
shell. The row back to the Cala wad well nigh
accomplished when one of those curlers
that no boat can resist came tearing along.
The small boat was just rounding the stern
of the big steamer when the swell caught it,
lifted it up under'' the counter of the big
ship, and rolled it almost within the grasp
of the seamen. Officers and passengers
gathered aft to watch their arrival.
The four men were bundled in heavy
clothing, sea boots and oil-skins. In that
boiling sea they were all but helpless, but a
score of hands bitched life buoy, rope's
ends and heaving lines to them instantly.
As it happened, every man could sustain
himself in the water and every man got the
end of a rope around him and was drawn on
Other ships sailing to-day that Carried pi
lots to sea were the Noordland, with Paul
Wodrick; the Kaiser Wilhelfn II, with
Charles Hammer; the Newport, to Aspin
wall, with Cbas. Anderson; the City of Chi
cago, with Pred Harpenan; the Aller, with
John Hall, and the.Vorwarts; with Thos.
Reese. The Spanish steamer, Cuidad Con
dol, sailed for Havana with another pilot.
FUNERAL OF CONGRESSMAN COX.
The Clerk of the Hoose of Representatives
Appoints n Committee to Attend.
New Tobk, September 1L The funeral
of the late 8. S. Cox will take place at 10
o'clock next Friday morning. It has not
yet been decided as to what church the
services will be held in. Neither have the
pallbearers been selected.
A dispatch from Washington says: The
Clerk of the House of Representatives has
appointed the following named Representa
tives as a committee to take charge of the
funeral arrangements of the late Represen
tative S. S. Cox: Messrs. Carlisle.Bandall,
Holman, Felix Campbell, Seney, Heard,
Muehler, Kelly. McKinley, Cannon, Reed,
Burrows, and 6'Neilj of Pennsylvania.
The following telegram was sent by the
Letter Carriers' Association ot Detroit to
the widow of the late S. S. Cox:
Mrs. S. 8. Cox:
Madam Tbe Detroit branch of the United
States Letter Carriers' Association forward to
you their condolence and sympathy with you
In yonr bereavem enr, and say that In the de
mise of Samnel S ulllvan Cox tbe letter carriers
of the United States lose one of their greatest
J. Fbaxkrickabss, Bectetary.
OUT OF THE WHIRLPOOL.
Niagara Yields Up the Body of Anna Mead,
rSrZCTAt TILEOaAK TO Tint DIIPATCS.1
Niagara Falls, September 1L The
body of Miss Anna Mead, of Binghamton,
who ended her lite by plunging into the
Niagara cataract last Thursday, came to
the surface on the Canadian side of the
whirlpool to-day. It was first discovered
by fishermen and towed ashore. Singularly
enough, the Coroner has so far neglected to
pay any attention to it, and up to a late
hour to-day it continued lying in the shal
low water near the shore.
She was almost denuded of clothing, and
her body was covered with bruises, caused
by contact with the rocks. The right side
of the head and face was crushed quite
badly and the right leg broken at the thigh.
A. H. Rogers, her betrothed, who has
been searching for the body, has gone to in
sist on the Coroner's immediate attendance.
The cause of the young lady's suicide is as
much ot a mysterv as ever.
FIGHTING HIS WAI THROUGH.
Explorer Stanley Is Marching Thronga the
Hostile Country to the Coast.
Bbtjssels, September 11. The Howie
merit Geographtque states that Henry M.
Stanley is marching toward Mombassa, after
fighting his way through the hostile coun
try of the ITmjoro and Uganda tribes and
conquering the natives. He has, the paper
says, established the authority of the British
East Africa Company over the country
from the npper Nile to the east coast.
The paper declares that it is doubtful if
Emin Pasha, to whose relief tbe Stanley
expedition was originally sent, is accom
panying Stanley to the coast.
IN JUST SEVEN BOUNDS.
Joo McAnllne Knocks Oat Fat KIHen at
San Francisco A Short Combat,
but It Was Fierce While
Golden Gate Athletic Club, San
Fbancisco, September U. A fight to a finish,
Queensberry rules, between Pat Killen, heavy
weight champion of the Northwest, and Joe
McAullffe, ex-champion heavy-weight of
the Pacific coast, for a purse of
2,500, SoOO to go to the loser,
took place at the Golden Gate Athletic Club
to-night. McAullffe weighed about 203 pounds,
and was seconded by Paddy Ryan and Con
Rlorden. Killen weighed 105, and was sec
onded by Prof. Anderson and Dave Campbell.
Time was called at 9:50 r. K. Both men feinted
with left, bat landed short. Klllea guarded him
self well, and McAullffe found no opening, lle
Anllffe got the first blow a left-hander on the
ribs, and after some feinting a rlght-baudsr on
Second round Exchanges were few asdabont
even. McAullffe landed a right bander on Fat's
Third round McAnlllffe In this round made two
hard rushes, forcing Killen Into his corner, and
punishing him about the head.
In the fourth Utile was done. In the fifth Mc
Aullffe drove Killen Into his corner, upper cat
ting him. Killen returned with i rash, bat Mc
Aullffe clinched. This round ended with a blow
that dazed Killen, bat McAullffe did not follow
his advantage. In tbe sixth McAullffe droTe
Killen aronnd the ring, guarding himself. Killen
made a few fruitless rashes and McAullffe hit htm
on tbe ear. sending him to the floor.
In the seventh round McAullffe rushed Killen
against the ropes and the latter bent down, still
holding to the ropes. While In this position Mc
Aullffe upper cat him with his left. KlUes fell on
bis knees. Immediately the room was In a tumult.
KUlen's seconds and friends leaped to their
feet with cries of foul. KUlen remained down
nnttl the ten seconds had expired. It wis several
minutes before order was restored and the referee
then gave his decision, which was that Killen was
not down when MeAnlbTs struck him. The latter
was declared the winner. MeAuUffe drew the
City Fiercely AitackMb
aging Wmde arid
A.Doeperate.Eftrt to EettffEafe imt
a Complete Jailsre. -
FAMINE ADDEB 10 TIE W1M flOMIBO.
Storm Trains Stepped by ike Sea flfce Vfcrea
Were Drowned Oat. and she fsssesgeni
in the Utmost Peril The- Botete S erC
the Ocean Deserted by ske Fnte
Stricken Guests ApnaRtBK Betrnerioa "
of Property The Great Storm AH Atenf
the Coast A Kaateer at Vessels Have
Gone Down, and Ksnr SaMors in.
Drowned A Remarkable Jonrser.
Br a most da&eeren trip. aJ swlnmlag?
a portion of the way, a Dispatch we -pondent
was able to open comaaaleaMea
between Atlantic City and tbe eqisieW
world. The popular resort is is a state M- (
terror, and famine' threatens to add ita
horrors to the other troubles. Reports rem. -all
portions of the coast show immense
damage to property and probable less of -life.
rsrscxix. txliob am to th szspatc&i
Atlantic City, yia" Pleasast
TXLLE, N. J., September lL Atkatie
City is submerged. Your corrcspoadent
forded the flooded meadows to-day, ajawst'
riskinsrhis life at every step. ThelG.Wft"
permanent residents and more thaa M,W
hotel grtests ore panic striekea at
the steady encroachment of the .sea
and the awful hurricane prevailing.
Not a train can reach or leave the stena
beleagnered city for folly a week. A
famine is threatened. There Is no mili, ae
vegetables, no meat, no eggs, and ere
another day dawns there will be nothing
left but bread and water. Luckily the sup
ply of flour is plentiful. No trains left the
flooded city since Monday morning. Taa .
devastation and ruin Is appalling, and
THE LOSS 07 LIFE '
is as yet a matter of conjecture. The trip
across the meadows, now a surging sea, was
a most thrilling experience1 and was accom
plished by your correspondent and a num
ber of daring companions, comprising
Wilson E. Kerr, son of Assistant Distriet
Attorney Kerr, of Philadelphia; Captaior
John H. Pedrick, of Camden; Joe Gardiner
and Edward L Krouser. They leit Atlantic
City at llo'cloekand reached pleasaBtville,
a distance of seven- miles at &
They swam through deep outa, crept eaa-
tiously over the swaying rails supported ' "
only y the fish plates, forded the rushing
streams, and, after many miraculous es
capes, arrived at Pleasantville, drenched,
bruised and exhausted, but happy at reach
ing the main land. Once at Pleasantville,
Superintendent Garwood promptly fur
nished a special engine, No. 125, in charge
of Conductor William. H. Sanders' and
Engineer Frank Eck, which brought your
correspondent and Messrs. Kerr and
Pedrick aboard to Philadelphia.
A TEBBIBLE POSSIBILITY.
Were it not for the fact that Atlantis
City has a central elevation, that the beach
and the meadow land are far below the level
of the main avenue, there probably would
not have been a house standing yesterday
afternoon, and the loss of life would have
been almost, if not quite, as appalling as
that of the terrible Johnstown calamity.
From the moment the mountainous wares .
of Monday night's flood tide bezan spread
ing devastation along the beach front the
encroachments of the sea all aronnd the
island were steady and alarming. It dashed
up the ocean avenue and open lots, tearing
up and shattering the board walk and
pavilions, uprooting foundation piling and
casting bath houses, restaurants and other
structures into a confused mass of debris.
It came rushing over the meadows byway
of the swollen and surging thoroughfare,
flooding the railroad tracks and the many
dwelling houses on that exposed area, carry
ing terror and desolation to the poor fami
lies who had failed to heed the warnings of
the threatening clouds and rising waters in
the afternoon, but lingered until the delnge
struck their frail houses, inundated
WHOLE BOWS OP HOUSES
on Baltic avenue, compelling hasty retreats
to upper floors and still more harried es
capes in boats and wagons, and, in some in
stances, railroad cars. It swept in a mighty
volume over the inlet district, completely
submersing some of the houses, overturning
others and wrecking by the score the yachts
and small boats which had been securely
moored by their owners in what they pre
sumed were safe places.
It rolled in down at Longport on the one
side from that wide expanse of water, great
Egg Harbor Bay, and on the other side
from the mighty ocean itself, spreading de
struction among the manv stout and still
more numerous frail buildings dotting the
peninsula from Longport up to Chelsea.
When Tuesday morning dawned the situ
ation was alarming in the extreme. The
hotel guests hurried in crowds to the rail
road depots. At the Camden and Atlantic
and West Jersey depot, Agent Young and
Stationmaster Mikesner, superintended the
preparation of the outgoing trains, and at
the Beading depot, Agent Winters and
Yardmaster Metz, performed a similar ser
vice. A PEBILOTJS TJNDEBTAKINO.
All four looked as U they were unwilling
to sanction such a perilous undertaking,
and were it not for the cheerfnl assurances
of both engineers and train crews, all ex
perienced men, they would not have yielded
to the pressure. So the heavily ladea
"storm specials" left the two depots. There
were four trains in all, three from the Cam
den and Atlantic depot and one from the
Reading. Each had a locomotive In the
front and one in the rear, when they headed
for the flooded meadow land and crept along
over the hidden track as if in fear of a fatal
They all went out between 6 and 9 in the
morning, just as the high tide was near its
full limit. The hurricane, too, was gaining
In strength, and its fierce, sweeping gusts
threw the water In volumes against the car
windows and made the heavy coaches sock
to and fro as if in momentary danger ot
overturning. Long before the main land
was reached the train men began to realise
Continued on Sixth Jfagt,