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Help, advertlae la TUB DISPATCH.
Parehaaera can be found for everything
cEered For Sale In THE DISPATCH.
THE DISPATCH la tho best advertising
mciIEnm in Western Pennsylvania. Try It.
WITH BLOODY HANDS
Held Out Before Him, to Avoid
More Stains, Le Coney
Washed in Vain.
'TIS A FRIGHTFUL PICTURE,
Drawn Dj a Witness, to Prevent Pre
mature Escape by Habeas Corpus.
A &LAYER OP HIS NIECE CONFRONTED.
Tlie Pnbllc Bxclndcd From a. Dramatic Dc
noiemcit in That Eaatern Tragedy The
Colored Farm Hand'a Graphic, bnt
Gbnatly Tale Awful Tbreata Made by
tbe Murderer AKeicbbor on Whom He
Called for Aid lo Scheming; to Kacnpe
Only One-Tenth of the Prosecutor's Tes
timony It Seema Sufficient.
No more graphic or dramatic evidence of
murder has been presented in any case of re
cent record, where the prisoner sought
escape without trial, than that given secret
ly against Chalkley Le Coney yesterday for
the murder of Annie, his niece. The evi
dence of the colored farm hand is corrob
orated by the testimony of neighbor Smith
so stroncly that the habeas corpus case fails
utterly. Yet the prosecution says nine
tenths of the testimony is to ccme.
IfTXCIAI. TELEGnjJt TO THE SISFXTCB.I
Philadelphia, October 2. For the
first time since his arrest, Chalkley Le
Coney was to-day at noon confronted with
those who accuse him of the murder of his
niece on the morning of the 9th of Septem
ber last. Le Coney is a short, well-built
man, with determined features, and appa
rently well calculated to stand a man
wrecking strain; but the evidences of his
mental torture were plainly visible in his
blanched face, which brought into bold
relief the deep blue circles formed under
his sunken eyes as he passed from the jail
to the innermost office of Prosecutor Jen
kins. Jailor Logue entered with Garrett
W. Murray, Le Coney's former farm hand,
lie Coney eyed Murray critically and fol
lowed the little negro with a steady gaze
until he took his seat at the end of the long
table, facing the prisoner and all present.
ALL DONE IN SECBET.
The prosecutor gave strict instructions to
permit no one to enter the corridor leading
to the door of the private office, and then
proceeded with the examination.
Murray was sworn and was about to an
swer a question put by the prosecutor, when
Counselor Pancoast interrupted by saying:
"I am fully aware that counsel have been
denied the privilege of cross-examination;
but I would suggest that we learn a little
something of this witness. He is a stranger
here, and we would like to know whence he
came, perchance from some jaiL"
"Where did you come from to this
"Prom Kent county, Delaware. I have
lived no other place, and was born there. I
am 19 years of age. I never was arrested
HIS rBIGHTFUL STOBY.
The prosecutor then proceeded to examine
the witness as to his knowledge of the
murder, and elicited the following testi
mony, which is given in Murray's lan
guage: I went to work for Mr. Chalkley on June 23
to do farm work. I never had any quarrel
with my boss, and we always got along w elL I
remember the 9th of September. That morn
ing I pot up at about 3 45. I was up before Mr.
Chalkley, and went right out to the barn. I
cleaned tbreo horses and put the harness on
two. 1 then went back to the house and fonnd
Chalkley and Annie at breakfast Chalkley
was sitting on one side of the table and Annie
at the end. I took a seat opposite Chalkley.
Annie was not eating. 8he held her head
down dunnc all thetimol was there, and did
not speak a word. Chalkley spoke to me about
the campmceting on Sunday, but did not say a
word to Annie.
BECALLING THE SCENE.
I remember how Chalkley was dressed. He
had on a ragged, white-sagged white shirt, with
the sleeves rolled up; no vest or coat His
pants were light and striped. They had one
patch on the knee. He had on slippers. When
I left the house 1 drove the cows in and slopped
the hogs, and then brought out the two horses
to hitch them np to the wagon, which was in
At this point LeConey grunted, and,
leaning forward, stared at the witness in
tently for a second, and then threw himself
back in his chair, muttering. The demon
stration was caused by the fact that, at the
Coroner's inquest, IeConey had testified
that all of the work just outlined by Mur
ray had been performed by himself.
Murray continued: I had just hitched the
liorses ana was petting one which was a little
frisky when I heard a low groan, like some
one. being choked and trying to scream. Tho
noise came from the direction of the house
and when I looked that way I saw the kitchen
door was shut I was going to go to tho house;
bnt one of the horses would not stand. The
MADE ME BUSPICIOnS
and I watched the house. In about 10 minutes
tho door opened and Chalkley came out He
was holding his hands rjght out from him at
full length. The witness demonstrated the
position. He walked right to the pump and
gave the handle two pulls, and washed his
hands. He then walked off down by tho
smokehouse, through the grape arbor and
down by the creek, in the direction of Smith's
bouse. After he passed the grape arbor I
rnnldnotsee him. He was dressed inctQR hA
uas when I left him in the house, and was
He was gone about 20 minutes. I stood by
the horses, and did not move. I saw him come
back the same way that he went He went into
the house, walking very fast, and stayed there
about ten minutes. W hen ho came out he had
on a yellow straw hat, a clean white shirt, a
pair of rnbber boots, a brown jumper and the
same pants. He came r.ght down to me, and
jumped into the wagon and drove to the citron
HE DID NOT SAT A WOED.
We went to work. In about 15 minutes he
left He went in the direction of the O'Don
nell house, which Is on the road, and was gone
about a half hour. When he came back he
Xiziie O'Donnell is going up to the mill to
get some chicken feed."
He then went to work picking citrons, and
worked until Lcverr came and told us that
Annie was murdered.
Here the Prosecutor interrupted the wit
nets by saving: "Did anything take place
between you and Le Coney on Tuesday?"
"Tell us what he said to you?"
"On Tuesday afternoon Chalkley said to
me: 'Murray, if vou don't keep your mouth
shut I will kill you.'"
Murray was then taken to jail, and Smith
brought in. He bowed to Le Coney, but the
latter did not return the salutation. Le
Coney was visibly nervous. Smith gave his
name as William H., and said he was 48
years of age. In answer to the questions of
the prosecutor he told the following story:
I live at tho fork of the Colestown and
Cooperstown roads, and am a farm laborer. I
knew Chalkley Le Coney, and I knew Annie in
life. My house is about one-eighth of a mile
from Le Coney's. I remember the morning of
the girl's murder. On that morning Le Coney
came to my cabin about 5 o'clock. I was in the
door and heard some one calling: "Hello.
Smith." When I loosed out I saw Chalk. He
was excited and said:
Come out Smith; I want to see you."
I went out Chalk was very excited. He
was bareheaded, and had on slippers. Ho was
in his shirtsleeves, and the sleeves were rolled
up. The shirt was torn. He bad on light
rants, and there was a big ptch on the knee,
"What is the matter?" and he said:
"I have had a fuss with Annie, and I am
afraid I have hurt her bad. I want you to
AIT UGLY THBEAT.
He then wanted me to go over to tho house,
and I said I would not Then he said:
"Well I want you to see Garrett; he knows
something. 'So help me God, Smith, if yon
ever breathe one word of this, I will kill you!"
When Smith was taken to the jail County
Physician Iszard was called to the staud.
He testified to the position of the body when
found, and the nature of the wounds. The
prosecutor said he had produced evidence
enough for the habeas corpus proceedings,
though he said that not one-tenth of his case
had been submitted, and will not be, even
to the grand jury, which meets next week.
The Civil Service Reform Iioagno
Adopts Some Strong; Resolutions
The Railway Mall Service
Philadelphia, October 2. At the
convention of the National Civil Service
Eefonn League to-day Sherman S. Rogers
read a long series of resolutions dealing
with the treatment civil service reform is
receiving from the presen administration,
and contrasting the promises of the Repub
lican platform with the performances ot the
present administration. The resolutions
commend the President for the admirable
civil service commission which he ap
pointment and for the support he accords
them, but state that the execution of the
law is seriously endangered by the appoint
ment as heads of offices of men not in sym
pathy with the law or its purposes.
The resolutions then condemn the Presi
dent for having abdicated his power ot ap
pointment by placing the appointments at
the disposal of partisan leaders, thus en
abling them to debauch constituencies and
control elections. The record of the ad
ministration in regard to the railway mail
service is severely condemned, and the reso
lutions find that the pledge of the President
that fitness and not party service should be
the sole discriminating test of appointment
During the discussion of the resolutions,
Messrs. Bonaparte, Potts and others warmly
denounced the present postal administra
tion for the disregard of public interests it
has shown in wholesale removals in the
railway mail service, charging that efficiency
has been wholly subordinated to political
considerations. Mr. Potts nointed nut that
J during the entire term of Mr. Cleveland's
administration Z,ltt changes -had been made
in that branch ot the service, while in the
seven months of Mr. Harrison's administra
tion there have been over 2,400 changes.
The resolutions were adopted.
INSUBORDINATE NATAL OFFICERS.
Secretary Tracy Intlmntea That They May
be Tried by Coart Martial.
rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE niSFATCH.l
Washington, October 2. Secretary
Tracy is not yet ready to make public the
letter which he wrote to Commander
Shepard, after that gentleman had demurred
at the last moment to going to Hayti as a
companion of Fred Douglass. A naval
officer said to-day that the correspondence
between Shepard and the department would
make very interesting reading, and that,
until it is made public, the truth about the
rebellion among the officers could not be
known. Secretary Tracy is visibly indig
nant at the action of the officers who, with
out actually disobeying orders, acted in a
manner bordering on mutiny. It is well
known that the Secretary is constitutionally
opposed to methods by which naval officers
have for many years succeeded in overriding
the orders of the department, and deter
mined to put a stop to it
The Secretary read the published state
ment indicating that Captain Shepard is to
be dealt with by court martial, and while
he was not prepared to make any statement
on the subject, he did not deny that the dis
patch was about right It is,quite certain
that the correspondence between the Secre
tary and Captain Shepard will be made
public at a very early day, and when it is it
will be seen that all the charges of practical
insubordination on the part of the various
officers concerned are virtually true.
NEGROES SHOULD LEATE THE SOUTH.
El-scnntor Rrace Says It YVonld bo the
Best Thine for the Race.
tSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.1
Washington, October 2. Ex-Senator
B.'K. Bruce, who has just returned from
Mississippi, said to-day: "I am greatly dis
couraged at the condition of my race in the
South. I learned while there things which
would make any man thoughtful of the
future of that country. I had not been
there for several years, and had been believ
ing that the progress of my people was still
as rapid as it had been before I came to
Washington. It was a mistake. Their
condition is serious indeed, and I cannot
see a ray ot hope for the future.
"I believe the colored people in the South
should scatter. They should go into the
"Western States and Territories, as many oi
them as can."
HELD UNDER nEAVI BONDS.
Ball to tbe Amonnt of 823,000 Demanded of
the Train Wreckers.
Chicago, October 2. Engineer Twomb
ley and Fireman Laclochc, held by the
Coroner's jury for criminal responsibility in
the Sock Island suburban train disaster,
were admitted to bail to-day, S25.000 each.
Two gentlemen connected with the road
gave bail for Twombley, whose drunkenness
caused the wreck.
Iiaclocbe failed to secure bondsmen. The
accused are to be tried for murder in the
first degree. Michael O'Connor, another of
the victims, died this afternoon.
HARTRANFT WONT HATE IT.
XTe Wouldn't be Pension Commissioner TTn.
der Any Circumstances.
I EFT. CIA t. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, October 2. A letter was
received to-day by a gentleman in this city,
from ex-Governor Hinranft, positively de
clining to be placed in the light ot a candi
date for the pension commissionership, and
saying that under no circumstances would
he accept the position it it were offered to
GOTHAM CAN'T DO IT.
That 500,000 Monument to Grant's
Memory Must be Aided
BY THE G. A. B. AND THE C0UKTRT.
A Penny Here, There and Everywhere,
Begged by a Metropolis.
PICTURES OF THE FIVE PRIZE DESIGNS.
What the Ration Will be Asked to Help Stingy New
Tork to Do.
It is clearly intimated that, at. an official
meeting to-day, New York will throw up
the sponge on the Grant monument project
and appeal to the patriotism of the country
to help her out in the erection of the ?500,
000 memorial on the Hudson. Contribu
tions from everywhere, through the G. A.
P.., will be asked. In this connection the
prize winning designs for the monument
given herewith are attractive.
rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO Tim EI6PATCH.1
New Tobk, October 2. The committee
appointed by Lafayette Post, G. A. E., to
devise means to help
along the erection of
the Grant Monument
will have a meeting at
1 o'clock to-morrow at
38 Wall street and talk
over the project of en
listing the aid of the
Grand Army all over
the United States. An
attempt will be made
to formulate a plan oi
action. The committee
consists of General
Egbert Viele, General
Edward S. Serrell,
Colonel John Hamil
ton, Charles H. T. Col
lis and William A.
Copp. General Serrell
said to-day that letters
had been coming in
from Grand Army men
all over the conntry,
proposing plans. It
wilL probably be de
cided to ask each post
in the land to get up
and entertainments of
-Bny sort that will turn
a penny for the benefit
of the fund.
General Serrell says
the Grand Army men
are going into this
thing independently of
the Citizens' Commit
tee, but will be de
lighted to have the
with them, or to co
with the committee.
He says that the opin
ion expressedby Green
er in an interview,.
that the corner stone
of themonnment ought
to be laid in 1892, won't
the fifth pbize. suit the Grand Army
men at alL The year of the World s Fair,
he says, is just three years too far off for the
laying of the corner
stone. Grand Army
men will want the
or at least nearly so,
when the big fair
opens. "We consid
er," said General Ser
rell, "that it is a dis
grace to the country
to have the remains
of our great com
mander lying all this
while in that bake
oven at Eiverside."
Prof. Greener said
to-day that the Mpn
would choose be
tween the five de
signs sent for illus
tration herewith, and
decide upon the plan
for the monument.
earlv in November.
The experts, whose
opinion the associa
tion asked as to the
plans, have made a
report, as fully re
ported below, but
their advice will not
be considered for a the thibd pbize.
month. When the plan is ready to lay be
fore the public, he thinks there will be no
difficulty in raising lots of money.
The terms of the competition lor these five
prize designs weie that of all the designs
submitted, five were to be selected and re
ceive prizes as follows: To the best design,
$1,500, to the second $1,000, to the third
S500, to the fourth H0O, to the fifth J2C0. The
members of the Expert Committee are Messrs.
N. de Brun, James Kenwick, Prof. W. R. l
Ware of Columbia College: James E. Ware,
George U. Post and Prof. S. Wolf, of the New
York College. ., , . .
Tbe cost of the monument was limited to
500,000, and those artists entering the contest
were required to file specifications showing
th 1 1 lr clans would not Involve a greater ex
pense. Another of the requirements of tbe
contest W48 that the design should bo purely j
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PITTSBURG, THUESDAY, OOTO'BER 3, 1889.
original, and resemble as little as possible any
similar structure now In existence. It was also
stipulated that each design should contain a
mausoleum, a sarcophagus, a memorial ball
and an observatory to be reached by an ele
vator. The nature of the ground upon which
the monument is to be erected, a bold promon
tory overlooking the Hudson, demands that
the strncture shall bo of commanding height
in order to offset the great elevation between
the river and the base of the statue. There
were 65 designs submitted for the competition,
THE FOTTBTH PBIZE.
the artists' names in all cases being inclosed in
a separate sealed envelope. The designs them
selves were identified in the usual way by a
motto, which was duplicated on the back of
the envelope containing the artist's name.
According to the statements of several mem-
THE FIBST PBIZE, WHOSE PLAN 1711.1.
bors of tbo Expert Committee, the result of
their deliberations has been to accord tho first
priie of 81,500 to that design bearing the motto
"1822." Thi, motto was evidently suggested by
the year of Grant's birth. The description ac
companying tbe design, gives the dimensions
of tho proposed structure to be 215 feet high
and 125 feet square at tbe base. Tbe entire de
vice is to be surmounted as shown by the ac
companying cut, with an immense funereal
urn. The material of which the monument is
to built is granite, and the cost is estimated at
The second price of tl.OOO was granted to the
design bearing the motto, "Let us have peace."
Its dimensions are almost the same as those of
the foregoing design. The third prize was
given to the design bearing the motto, "Sword
and Laurel." The artist, in describing it, calls
attention to the fact that tho principal or high
est monument could be eliminated and only
that crowned by the equestrian statue used.
The dimensions of the monument, if the latter
is adopted, will bo 120 feet square at the base
and 117 feet high.
The design to which the fonrth prize was
given bears the motto "One Conntry." It is
extremely elaborate, bavins a facade 600 feet in
length, In the center ot which is an equestrian
statue and cupola as shown in the accompany
ing cut. Only the latter portion wasrecog-
BE CAEBIED OUT BY THE BUH.DEBS.
nized because of the fact that the design, as a
whoie, too closely resembled the tomb of Victor
iummanual in Milan.
j-'!?,0-?J'.'litllB motto accompanying the
desij.n which captured the fifth prize and its
dimensions' are given by the artist as being 100
feet square at the base, with a shaft perfectly
LlLl?n5S,fra.1naQanKn,arformi rising to the
height of 235 feet, surmounted by the Goddess
01 Liberty and attendant figures.
The artists's plan accompanying the design
n.'cn secured the first prize and which will
ultimately be tho one from which the monu
ment will bo erected, apportions the different
apartments as follows: The vaultor mausoleum
will be below ground, above this the central
nan with the sarcophagus above it, the
memorial nail surmounting the whole. Tbe
arrangement of all the other designs Is very
similar to the one mentioned.
OYER SEA AND LAND.
A Destrnctlve Hurricane Visits a Portion of
the Mexican Coast.
St. Louis, October 2. Dispatches from
the City of Mexico say 'that the news of the
ellects of the destructive cyclone which
swept the coast of Canipecbe last Monday
are just coming in. The telegraph wires in
that section were completely prostrated.
The hurricane was so strong in the City of
Carmen that it pulled trees up by their
roots and deposited them upon houses which
they crushed like egg shells.
Vessel after vessel was driven ashore.
Twelve foreign barges, some of them high
and dry upon the beach, others partially
submerged, and still others with their masts
sticking out of the water. The names of
the foreign vessels have not been reported,
and the number of lives lost is unknown.
OFFICIAL PENSION FIGURES.
A Statement Showing tbo Actual Increase
Made This Year.
Washington, October 2. A statement
prepared at the Pension Office shows that
the nnmber of certificates for original pen
sions issued during the months of July.
August and September, 1888, was 8,705, and
during the corresponding months of he
present year 13,660. The certificates issued
during the last three months were as follows:
Jhly, 4,303; August.,4,231, and September.
SCOTT CALLED DOWN.
President McBride, of .the ' Miners'
Progressive Union, Attacks
THE HILLI0NAIEE HIHE-OWHEB,
ChaUenging Him to Produce Proofs That
His Statements Are True.
HIB DEMANDS PRONOUNCED UNJUST,
And Figures Giren to Show That He Fays I
"Wages loan Other Operators.
Hon. W. Ii. Scott's statements regarding
the Illinois mining troubles are sharply
criticised by President McBride and the offi
cers of the Miners Progressive Union.
They submit to him propositions, which, if
accepted, would be a solution of the wage
tSrSCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I .
Columbus, October 2. John McBride,
National President of the Miners' Pro
gressive Union, has just returned from
Illinois. While there, Mr. McBride, in
conjunction with Peter McCall, James Mc
Nnlty, William Scarfe and David Boss,
officers of the Progressive Union in Illinois,
prepared an open letter addressed to Governor
Pifer, of that State, in answer to a letter
from Congressman W. X. Scott, of Pennsyl
vania, one of the principal operators of the
Spring Valley mines in Northern Illinois.
Mr. Scott's letter contained a long argu
ment sustaining the action of the operators
in demanding 10 cents reduction in the
price of mining.
Mr. Scott based the justice and equity of
his claims on a comparison with other com
petitive mining districts. The open letter of
Mr. McBride and his associates is exhaust
ive, taking up in order the arguments ad
vanced by Mr. Scott, and answering them
with facts and figures which seem hard to
THINK HIS ABQUMENTS UNSOUND.
They show that while Mr. Scott professes
a willingness to pay as much for mining as
his competitors in northern Illinois, he
ignores other and more important fields sur
rounding bim, confining himself to a com
parison of the earning ability of miners em
ployed at Spring Valley and Braidwood.
They further say they do not believe Mr.
Scott's argument is practical, and know that
if it was applied in a general way it would
close Mr. Scott's mines, and his customers
would purchase from more favored fields.
The letter concludes as follows:
The miners of Spring Valley have never
asked, expected or desired to receive a price
for their labor in excess of a
fair relative rate, as compared with
that paid in other fields in Northern Illinois,
and as Mr. Scott has expressed a willingness
to grant this, it only remains for bim to join
with his miners in an effort to arrive at the
facts in the case by practical methods, such as
a joint investigation as to tbe truth or falsity
of his statements as compared by us.
SEVEEAT. UNJUST DEMANDS.
The injustice of Mr. Scott's proposition may
be summed up thus: First, be asks bis miners
to do a greater amount of brushing than rail
road miners are required to do. Second, for
this work he proposes to pay 12 cents per ton
less than Braidwood miners receive. Third,
he asks his miners to mlno coal 3 feet 8 inches
thick. 8 inches of which is lost to the miner hv
reason of sulphur, and In addition thereto, do
iue uruBiun ab a pneg oniy ? cents per
iton above tho rate paid at Streator.
where -tbe- -coal is over 5 feet
i in thickness and tho -miners bare no
Vbrushing to da Fourth, be proposes a rednc
'tion of 15 cents per ton with 30inches of brush
ing, while the original proposition at the La
o&ue ueiu, uia xjvatvait vuiupetitors, operating
under precisely the same conditions and ship
ping coal into the same markets, was 10 cents
Ibelow last year's rates, which Dronosition hxi
tsince been reduced to IX cents, or one-half less
tnan mat aemanaea Dy jar. Bcott; Zi inches of
'bnnhincr that has bv comnromise been rednneri
,to 20 inches, is comparedrwlth bis demand that
.Spring Valley miners hereafter shall take SO
! inches, or 10 inches more in height; including
(extra width, than asked by his Xa Sallo com
JTHE MINEBS' PBOPOSITION.
Being willing to accept equitable conditions
and prices, and to effect an honorable settle
ment of the present strike, we offer: First, to
work tbe second, or thick coal vein, at Spring
Valley for tbe price paid Streator miners,
namely 72X cents per ton; this, too, in face of
tbe fact that the mine is ret in the crop coal, is
full of faults and np to this time has cost tbe
company, by their own admission, over $2 per
ton for mining it. Second, believing
that Mr. Scott will admit the
fact that moro labor is required to mine
a ton of coal in tbe third vein at Spring
Valley than in the tbicE coal at Streator, we
willagreo to mine his coal tor tho price paid
the thick coal miners at Streator, provided the
company win ao tne nuuaing ana crnsutns; or,
third, we will agree to an adjustment of prices
ana conaitions, sacn as may oe aeierminea oy
arbitrations by an agreement to jointly inves
tigate and be governed by the facts developed
by such an investigation.
The strike in Illinois has been in progress
six months, much longer than was antici
pated by either miners or opera tors.and there
is little hope that it will be settled soon.
A NEW G0YERN0B GENERAL,
A Probability That tbo Earl of Plfo May ho
rsrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Ottawa, October 2. It is hinted in
official circles that Lord Stanley is not
going to remain his full term of office as
Governor General of Canada, but that he
will return to England to take part in the
next general elections for the British Par
liament as a supporter of Lord Salisbury
and prospective men of his Cabinet. It is
said that Queen Victoria is anxious that the
Earl of File, her new grandson, shall be as
signed to the post of Governor General of
the Dominion. It was through the inter
ference of the Queen that her son-in-law,
Lord Lome, was sent to Canada instead of
the Duke of Manchester, who had been
previously nominated for the position.
It is understood that Parliament will be
asked at the next session to make an appro
priation of 1,000,000 for the erection of a
suitable residence for the Governor General
HALF THE TOWN IN FLAMES.
Tho Tillage of Fnlrport, N. Y., Threatened
With a DIaastrons Conflagration.
ISrSCIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
Eochesteb, N. Y., October 2. Levi J.
Deland's mammoth salaratus works at Fair
port, ten miles east of Kochester, caught fire
to-night and at 11 o'clock were burning
fiercely. The fire Is reported as beyond all
control and rapidly spreading to the busi
ness property adjoining.
It looks as half the village might be de
stroyed. " Two steamers have been sent from
here by train, as the local fire apparatus is
out of order.
JEALOUS! MADE HIM CRaZI.
A Telegraph Operator, Temporarily Insane,
Sboota Himself Throogu the Head.
Louisttxee, October 2. Edward .
Mann, a well-to-do telegraph operator for 20
years in the Western Union service here,
committed suicide this morning by shooting
himself through the head. He was un
reasonably jealous and a surprise party
given in honor of his wife's birthday ex
cited this passion, and this added to an ex
cess of drink, made him wild.
The' Coroner's verdict gave temporary inT
sanity from jealousy and drink as the cause.
AB iCA0O Hi WX1B BUU HMVW v.u.
Tho Ex-Frealdcnt Addreuea the
the Heir York Academy of Medic1
-Tho Political Duties of Pro
NewYobk. October 2. The New Yoik
Academy of Medicine laid the corner stone
oi its new building at 17, 19 and 21 "West
Forty-third street this afternoon with the
assistance of Bishop Potter, the Bev. Dr.
John Hall, Grover Cleveland, and an
audience of several hundred persons. The
doctors themselves turned out in force.
Bishop Potter opened the exercises with a
prayer, and the nddress was delivered by
Dr. A. Jacob!, ex-pres'ident of the academy,
and tbe chairman of the committee on funds
for the new building. Mr. Cleveland's re
marks followed Dr. Jacobi's address. He
Thesacrednessof the work to which this
academy is consecrated is an old story, but one
that will never lose its interest while self
sacrifice receives the homage ot the human
mind, while pain and suffering wounds the
human frame, and while skill and science, al
leviating woe, bring gratitude to human hearts.
All citizens may well claim a share in tbe con
gratulations of to-day, not only because they
are. through their own liability to disease and
injury, directly interested in the progress of
tbe science of medicine, bnt also because an
advance in any great profession adds glory and
renown to onr common country. On behalf of
the laymen I claim a share in the pride that
grows out of the advance of medical science.
But it must not be forgotten tbatneither you
nor any of us are relieved from the duty of
aiding to maintain these free Institutions under
which we haveso flourished. You do much for
your country when you enlarge and broad en
the science of medicine, but you do not do your
full dnty by your country unless von give the
benefit of your carefully cultured judgment
and of your well-trained thought to political
topics and political movements. It is for you
thus to assist in making safe and sure the
foundations upon which mnst rest all your
professional achievements. I hope that when
we celebrate the discovery of this country
Applause. we shall see here a splendid monu
ment of our medical progress, and that it will
be proven that those who govern In it in the art
and science of medicine have not in their devo
tion to that aim forgotten their other duties aa
The act oi laying the corner-stone was
performed by President Alfred L Xoomis.
Dr. John Hail pronounced the benediction.
The new building covers an area of 75 by 100
feet, is to be four stories and two half stories
high, and will cost $150,000, exclusive of
TWO GIGANTIC GIMNASTS.
Each Over Seven Feet High and Their Com
bined Weight 1,600 Ponndi.
rSPKClAL TELEOBAM TO TUB DIlPATCILt
Netv Yobk, October 2. The Wyoming,
which arrived to-day from Liverpool, had
two men on board who gave the captain con
siderable trouble. They are mountains of
European flesh, called the Naucke brothers.
They are looked upon as the cleverest gym
nasts in all Europe. This is wonderful, when
one thinks that the two brothers aggre
gate justl.000 pounds in weight They could
not sail from Hamburg simply because there
was net a berth big enough for either
brother. Emil is 7 feet (finches in height;
and weighs 520 pounds. William is also 7
feet 6 inches, and weighs 490 pounds.
On the Wyoming they had to take the
cabins on the deck. Their beds were pre
pared for them on the floor. The specialty
company they ore to travel with will have
two beds built, and these will form part of
the baggage of the company. The Naucke
brothers will carry these beds on the tour of
the country from New York to 8aa Fran
cisco. HER LIFE.'S ROMANCE ENDED.
A Lady Stenographer Vainly Attempts to
Take Her OwnXlfe.
St. LouirOctober 2. Mit. Xmily How
ard was found lying in the office of the
Simmons Hardware Company about mid
night with a wound in her left breast She
had fired three shots, attempting to take her
life, but her wounds ore not considered
fatal. She had been stenographer for the
firm in whose store she was found, bnt had
lost her place. Sbe is a well educated lady,
and was formerly a Government clerk, and
afterward a school teacher. She moved in
the best society.
Some years ago the lar, then Miss Opp
man, was married to Chafes B. Howard, a
drummer for a Chicago hardware house,
where the held a good position. "She was
so happy," she wrote herStLouiB friends,
but she wasn't. Howard was neglectful,
and had a mother who incurred Emily's
lasting dislike. A street meeting, in which
the mother-in-law smashed a parasol over
Emily's head, was one incident of many
that showed the nature of the feeling
between the two. Howard left his young
wife and went East. She followed him and
found him, but there was no permanent
recognition; they were mismated.
AN IMPORTANT CONTENTION.
The Triennial Assembly of tbe Protestant
Episcopal Chorcb of America.
New Yobk, October 2. The general
convention of the Protestant Episcopal
Church of America, held every three years,
opened to-day in Et. Georges Church,
Stuyvesant Square. This is looked upon as
one of the most notable conventions ever
held by the Church in this country. One of
the questions to be settled is the proposed
change of name of the. Church, many being
opposed to the present name. Rev. Dr.
Morgan Dix was nominated by Ber. Dr.
Elliott, of Maryland, for President Dr.
Dix, on taking the chair, said he regarded
it as his duty to see that the will of the
house should be carried out '
The House of Bishops was in session
during the afternoon "in the Memorial
House, but their proceedings are secret
A LJEMAND FOR FREE WOOL.
The Massachusetts Democracy Makes a
Special Pies of That Mature.
Wobcestee, Mass., October 2. The
Democratic State Convention was cabled to
order by Chairman P. A. Collins this morn
ing. Mr. Collins was made temporary
chairman, and the usual committees were
appointed without delay. Nathan Matthews,
Jr., of Boston, was made permanent chair
man. On taking the chair Mr. Matthews
addressed the convention at considerable
The platform denounces the present ad
ministration and declares for tariff reform,
and particularly for free wool. E. B.
Maynard nominated Hon. William E. Ens
sell, of Cambridge, for Governor, and the
nomination was made unanimous.
WOODRUFF WANTS HIS RELEASE.
A Claim That His Trial Has Bees Too Itong
Chicago, October 2. Judge Baker, in
part 2, of the Criminal Court, this morning
issued a writ of habeas corpus, returnable
to-morrow morning.and requiring the State's
Attorney to show cause why Frank Wood
ruff, one'of the Cronin prisoners, should not
be released from confinement in the jail.
His contention is that he is entitled to his
liberty, not having been tried within the
statutory time after his indictment The
confinement is apparently breaking do'wn
the young man's health.
Earned In a Natural Gaa Explosion.
Dayton, October 2. Workmen in a
natural gas trench had tapped the main, and
escaping gaa was ignited by a, spark from a
passing electric cat. Immediately the
trench was filled with roaring flame, and
the men, climbling out, were terribly burned.
Two of the workmen were blinded, and the
foreman, Fritz Martin.'h&d his faee literally
oeokecu. nv' ,
i JVWr iaaTaTsweT'Ja'ta'sssBeBj nvw su jiajB
advertised hi 9NK MiilJMOU,
Real Estate caa'ke aM Areas aaVrwJ
Uaeaseat la THE BISPATO&
A YOUNG LOCHLNf Al
iho Carrkd His Bride to
and Wedded Ifor Prirateiy,
A. B, Day, a Tgsb?
StraUgk Niptta! Otcamtmfp,
Tp FAiiis asd ar-iK-LAirv
The Irene CB5l An CrajawHy Awe Wig
Hiss Catharine Speer, daaghtir
W. Speer. the. BriUWBaire, m
for State Beaate, wedded A.-Bpt
young saleeffisa, at cacMea, Met
without parental oeasoat Mot J
t ,... ..-;
invitpd (n ihei hsaae ftf tit muuUi
young couple ara at the Central TfatslTi
fP),a ju.fal aivaTaa nf IT-!...-. fiBfciwt.
an agog over aa erepaawat ta aga.
tl , -i . y t, t ma
which Camden, the New Jenny
Green, was called into reqwinhiaa WJ
KCiieui we uniting 01 two roam J
evaded pareaUl wrath in
to braving it The yoaag ad
daughter of W. W, Speer. the
aire and prominent peliiieiaa,
cast her lot with a handsome yoa";
in Hugua & Hacke's -stew, aad tbe
and groom are new doaicil-ed attfcc t
Hotel in Allegheny, recovering
stirring episodes in, whleh they mi
figured. The only bar to eoBfdeto
happiness is the fond blowing-f tire 1
parents, which is stall forth gom hag. 1 -'
The elopement is another ease tt-,i
young people ailing in love deny Heat
frtrto their happiness. This
emphasized by ike young lady's i
parents' removal of their treanre fttSti
city. But while ia PhikdeWa
discovered by the yoaag Loefalwar aaaftl
WHO thex .
The principals in the jrsaae of a
Miss Catherine Speer, daagatoraf lplta
W. Speer, of the firm of A. Bpeer AM
the well known plow mnnnBa.elai'oaa aa
candidate for the State Seattle, aaafJUil
Day, one of the most popular yeaafe ta&s
men ot this city., The fcrisfe IStB
years of age and is tba- 4aM
daughter of Mr. Speer. She is ;aaji
beautiful and prepossessiBft ia awMeaaaa
and is one of the best knowa yoaag mm
in society ia Pittsburg aad AllsghaaT. Mm
is talented and accoapMehed. She moMMjj
with her parents in aa eiegaat oM anas
at the corner of Western avenoe sad 3Cl
hattan street The house steads aaak , J
the street and is surrounded ay
lul grounds, lnsraetne aoate wsajm
refinement con be seea -upon all. Hats, ,
The groom is a well-known yoaog sm
society. He is about 26 years of" asjafj
looking, with a nobby light mnataoaa
dresses witn exquisite taste. Aie is i
Captain Dav. a retired oitixea of j
and lived with his faaaily opposite 1
brick: church ep Federal street
His family u well known ia
City, and the old homoeiead stastds M'
top ot tne nill.
THEY KNZyT BACK OSXBK :
; The-vaase people aet
eiety, aad soafl ttmetgoXf.
f red sentvisitor to the reside
always made him welcome. 'and as a 1
consequence the young people arrive at i
understanding, xne paresis oi ami
arine were not disposed to look with a W
eye upon the match, giving the bride's j
as an excuse. For various reasons the a
was thus deferred. q
Not long since Mr. Speer took Us i
East for a change of scene. Mr. Day w
posted as to the movements of Msflaaae
and very unexpectedly joined the fimjiykij
Philadelphia, where taey were sieawksri
over on the way home. The parsata wave I
not concerned over his appearance, preestaapf
mg that he had Happened to De a l
no misapprehensions existbb.
The young people had so miwpprtaoa-j
slonsupon tne subject, However. OBMetj
Monday afternoon they sauntered, dewafta
the placid Schuylkill river aad stopped j
aboard one of the ferry boats whiea orosaoas
to Camden. Safely landed on New Jener!
soil, a gentlemanly stranger was easily I-shI
dnced to point out the modest residence at j
Bev. George Charles, a .Baptist minuter,
who has united many a couple af
lovers. With the documents safely is had i
the couole returned to the hotel at which j
Mr. Speer was a guest sad commBnieaUjl
the important intelligence, which, howeajK-l
was not enthusiastically received. Ta fall
astonishment was hot untempered with, 3
anger, ueadeu oojecuons to aaeaaa oa
hand proceeding were taken by the bride's '
father, who argued with some reason that ha
should have been consulted.
After a series of colloquys the ftwaily
started for home witn tneir new sea-ia-taw,
arriving here Tuesday mornisg. Mr. as
Mrs. Sperr repaired to their heme, bat tsfn
default of an invitation Mr. and Mrs-Day?
took up their quarters at the Central -Hetef :
THE GKOOSI APPEARED.
A. Dispatch representative sent up Ms
card to Mr. Day's room last evening, aad
after a few minutes the bridegroom eatered
the office, dressed in tbe height of style. ,
He was not at all pleased at the fact that the 1
affair had become known, and as first re- j
fused to make any statement in regard te HJ i
But being assured that it would be wiser, te J
Speas. IISLUIlIYi uv iimub mis rauvwins mae
"lean say that Miss Speer beeasse a
wife last Monday at Camden. I met her i
Philadelphia, and after discussing toe
sibilitv of objection at home, we ceaeltt
to become man and wife without farther
delay. Mr. Speer has not as yet aceepten
the situation, bnt we see no reason tore ret
tbe step we have taken. 2 wish to aveid ;
remark as much as possible. I have kaewa
my wife for several vears; with neitheratf j
rr-av pith if Kg TTTrninnrnTnlTi uu
Mr. W. w . Hpeer, father ot tbe bride, was j
seen as ne was emerging irom a meetiag
a committee of Select Councils, of which i
is a member. He was accosted upon thai
subject of his daughter's marriage astall
evinced no particular pleasure m learaiagl
his interrogators errand. Aj
He said: "The marriage is a family aAiiv
and does not concern tbe public at ail. i
would oblige me by saying netfc
"When did the marriage take plftee?"i
"Within a wee," was Mr. Speer's hi
renlv. as fie turned homeward.
The bride is the niece. of Mafor Joseph T.
Speer, United states consul atj&aatea,"
Bavaria, and her musical proaeteaey
his especial admiration. u.ae grejijc
highly spoken of by his business sasogleiis, j
and the common supposition k that An j
parents' obduracy is the resslt of piqae at 1
toe hasty ternunastoa ox a love am
thought to be far in tbe faJare, go fie i
marriage was concerned.
The Pactional Fight Asa teat SatMaa..
Eichmond, Va., Oetober 2.-Ta'
Mahone Itepabliean Cesvoaiion tt
adopted a. report giviag 16 iepojtaMl
distinct reasess why Maaaste latinjH swt Wl
elected uoveraer K virgtwa. 1;
meat w a very mtoraaw.