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tlsement In THE DISPAf CH. ,
1UPP AFTER 11 SITE,
The Greatest of Gunmakers Ne
, gotiates for Five Miles
on the River
;near monongahela city.
One of the Attorneys Acknowledges
Progress in the Big Deal.
SO DOUBT THAT IT IS CONTEMPLATED-
Reasons That Induce This Location of One
of the Mightiest of Manafactorles ship
pine Facilities. Cheap Fnel and Other
Considerations Eastern Capltnlists In
terested With tho Eminent Teuton A
Posltlrc and Authoritative Statement
The New City That Would Grow Out of
It I.and Chosen Nearly Opposite the
Mammoth Betelan Plate Glass Works
Not only is the recent rumor borne out
-and Terified about great Gunmater Krupp,
of Essen, Germany, determining to remove
to America, but 'authentic and positive
information is given that he is negotiating
for five miles of Monongahela river front,
in the Fourth pool, for a site. The location
is nearilonongahela City, on the other side
of the river from the great McKean site lor
unparalleled Belgian plate glass works,
recently reported quite fully in these col
umns. A Pittsburg attorney, though quite
non-committal on the subject, admits enough
concerning it to confirm, with information
gleaned elsewhere, the whole great project
If consummated it means one of the great
est elements of development the Mononga
hela Valley has ever been blessed with.
It has been in the air for some days that
Krupp, the celebrated German cannon
founder, wished to get a location in this
.country or .the pursuit of his avocation,
which is sot the turning of spears into
" pruning hooks nor swords into plow-shares,
and although allusions hitherto have been
somewhat shadowy, they took more definite
shape yesterday. At first they were mixed
up with the story of the sale of the McKean
bottom in "Washington county, but the mist
being somewhat dissipated the deal rumored
on Saturday became, more definite and it is
a much more extensive one than the one
connected with the McKean property. It
was stated with more or less assurance that
'Hon. J. B. Fmley, of Monongahela City,
and Charles G. Mcllvaine, an attorney at
the Allegheny countv bar, were
HANDLING THE DEAL
for the owners of the land and that one sec
tion of the negotiators was composed of an
Eastern capitalist, or perhaps several of
them. They spent Friday and Saturday
confabbing with the representatives of the
Mr. Finley could not be found, hut Mr.
-Mcllvaine was seen. He was not disposed
to talk much, but like George "Washington
he could not tell a lie and did not deny that
there was a deal of considerable size on the
hooks. He also admitted that the ground
in question was in the vicinity of Mononga
hela City and that the object of the party of
the second part was to secure a site for man
ufacturing. He also admitted that it was a
move of considerable consequence, but per
sisted that he was not at liberty to give in
formation and said there would be plenty of
time to talk of the matter when it was defi-
titely settled one way or other.
Finding it impossible to make further
jeadway in this direction, Mr. Mercer (Mr.
Mcllvaine's partner), not being disposed to
tell anything at all, investigations were
prosecuted in other directions until it was
.ASCERTAINED BEYOND A DOUBT
That Krupp was an interested party. There
was much heard that was only conjecture.
but this much waB learned definitely: It
was intended to, if possible, secure a river
front of five miles and this with two railways
will give iacilities for shipment unsurpass-
" able by any other place in the United States
for the making of cannons, either for the
'securing of material or the shipment of the
guns when made. In fuel facilities this
region beats the world. In the immediate
vicinity of the Bellevernon natural gas
fields, it is yet practically independent'
thereof; for, should the gas give out, there is
fl coal in abundance right there, to be had at
190 to 95 cents per ton. Then from the place
jin question they can'be shipped to anv Dart
lofthe world by water should thevbetoo
eayy for railway transportation. Krupp
.wants a location in a country that is not
, -Jlikely to be embroiled in European troubles.
'jfruti it is supposed the United States are
Teast likely to pit into sucn entanglements.
THEY ABE TOO POWERFUL
to' be stirred up on light provocation, and
titter but little chance of profit to an invader,
S and then the Monroe doctrine is the one that
, still holds, as witness the disfavor with which
' the Frenchman's canal was viewed.
Tnis enterprise if consummated, and there
seems to be little doubt that it will be, will
in connection with the proposed Uelgian
glassworks project, an account of which has
already been given in The Dispatch.
i about pact the Monongahela Valley, and in
effect will be an extension of Pittsburg.
.These projects will each make a considerable
" cil7 an w'' enhance its importance as a
.manufacturing center to an extent that to be
''called the "Birmingham of America" will
no fonger be regarded as a compliment.
.g. WHT THIS BEGION IS SAFE.
"It isn't regarded as probable that Pitts
burg will ever be a great speculative center,
as manufactures and commercial exchanges
JiSjfaVe never grown to great dimensions in the
same city; but the concentration of factories
will in l'me make a market for garden
farmers second to none except New York,
and even should our natural gas supply de
crease, there will be no lack of fuel gas for
several generations to come, and it will be
about as cheap as the natural article is now.
It is'said that Krupp has made a full in
vestigation in the premises, and he has suc
ceeded so1 far that nothing remains hut the
jWlectionofja site, and there is no place in
the Union that combines as many advantages
v tbe parpese m this neighborhood,
The Engineers Decide to Sapport Their
Present Chief A Large Mnlorlly In
His Favor Candidates for
the Other Positions.
Denver, October 28. On assembling at
9 o'clock this morning the convention of
locomotive engineers proceeded to put in
nomination candidates for Grand Chief. The
Ohio delegation put in nomination P. M.
Arthur. This was followed by the nomina
tion of Mr. Vronian, of North Platte, Neb.;
Mr. Vedder, of Sedalia, Mo., and Mr. Bel
lows, of Mississippi. An informal ballot
was called for, and the result showed that
Arthur had the convention almost unani
mously. This great change in the feeling of
the delegates is supposed to be the result of
the recent trial and censure ot the grand
officer, Cavener, of Chicago.
The first formal ballot decided the ques
tion. The following is the vote: Arthur,
313; Vroman, 101; Bellows, 1; Vedder, 1.
The convention adjourned at noon. On re
assembling the convention proceeded to the
election ot a Third Grand Engineer. The
result was not made public until to-night,
when Chief Arthur ' stated that Joseph
Sprague, of Canada, the present incumbent,
was re-elected by a unanimous vote. Nom
inations were then made for Second Grand
Assistant Engineer. Hendrick, of Pennsyl
vania, and Hayes, of California, were the
favorite candidates, but after six ballots had
been taken without any result the conven
tion adjourned until to-morrow.
During the afternoon the convention ap
pointed a committee to call upon John J.
Hannahan, of Chicago, Vice Gland Master
of the International Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Enginemen, who is in the city attend
ing a oaVed meeting, and request him toad
dress tfts "brotherhood. Mr. Hannahan ap
pearedtfefore the convention just before ad
journment and delivered an interesting ad
dress, in which he heartily indorsed the
question of federation.
A CHANCE FOR AMERICANS.
China Is About to Build a Mammoth Line of
Washington, October 28. Minister
Denby, under date of September 16, com
municates to the State Department a copy
of the imperial decree sanctioning the con
struction of the grand trunk railway from
Hankow to Peking. Li Hung Chang will
build the northern half and Chi Tung the
southern half. Mr. Denby says:
Thp Great Western isone of the main roads
for officials going to and from the Capital.
The railway will immediately command a larg
passenger traffic, and also a large freight
traffic It has the advantage, also, of doing
away with the isolation ot the Capital, whioh,
daring three months of the year, from the
middle of December to the middle of March,
is now cat off from communication from the
outer world. This railway will pass through
three provinces Cbihli, Honau and Hupsc
Possibly it mav traverse Hansl also It is sup
posed that no large loan will he negotiated, bat
that the road will be bailt in sections, the
money beiflc raised by decrees. Li is about to
conclude a loan of 5.000,000 taels at about 5 per
cent to build the first section from a point five
miles south of Pekin to Cbong Ting. The
Yellow river will have to be bndired. and this
work will afford European and American
bridge builders an opening for compel tion.
The issuing of this decree is believed to be the
beginning of a new era in China, which will
redound to the benefit of both natives and for
eigners. Shanghai being practically the water
terminus ot the line, will be vastly benefited,
and, under the development of the road's pros
perity, seems likely to become one of the great
cities of the world.
TRIED TO STEAL HER HOUSE.
Complaint of a Brooklyn Woman Against an
tSrZCIAL TELEQBAX TO THE DISPA.TCB.1
New Tokk, October 28. Until last sum
mer George "W. Sillcox lived with his wife
and two children in the $14,000 brown-stone
house, 13 Seventh avenue, Brooklyn, which
is now closed up and in the maiket, and
the costfy furniture, pictures and bric-a-brac
which it contained have cither been
disposed of at private sale or
secreted somewhere out of reach of
his wife. His wife has begun
a suit against him to prevent him disposing
of the house. In her complaint she not only
charges her hnsband with havinc consnired
to cheat her out of her interest in the Sev
enth avenue house, but of having eloped and
fled to France or Germany with Georgiana
Early in July he wrote to her at Lake
George that he wanted money to use in his
business, and lound it necessary to sell the
house. For this reason he said she would
have to sign a deed, which he inclosed.
Mrs. Sillcox signed the deed and sent it
FORGED BEENUAKDrS NAME.
A French Swindler Comes to Grief After a
New York, October 28. William C.
Tenner, the '"Fnch Count," who has been
victimizing the(bsiness men of this city by
forging their names on checks, was ar
raigned before Judge Martine to-day. He
presented a shabby appearance. He told
the Judge that he was perfectly willing to
admit his guilt, which was the result of
poverty, and asked that he be dealt with
according to law. He forthwith pleaded
guilty to forgery in the third degree and
was remanded lor sentence.
--Documents on histjetlon prove that Ten
ner comes from good French stock, his
career of crime dating back to the forgery
of Sarah Bernhardt'!) name to checks for
10,000 francs, which was successful. Dur
ing the actress last tour abroad he at
tempted to .repeat the performance, but
DESTITUTION IN DAKOTA.
An Appeal to tho General Government for
Washington, October 23. Representa
tive H. C. Hansbrongh, the new Congress
man from North Dakota, called upon Secre
tary Proctor to-day in the interests of the
residents of Ramsay county, in that State.
They have had bad crops two years in suc
cession and are in a destitute condition.
Winter is approaching and they are not
able to purchase fuel to protect them against
the blasts of that severe climate.
Mr. Hansbrongh has asked Secretary
Proctor to permit the destitute settlers to
cut firewood from the timber tract on
Devil's Lake reservation. The Secretary
was not certain of his authority in the
premises, but promised Mr. Hansbrough an
answer to-morrow. He feels inclined to
grant the request
A MOST REMARKABLE DUEL.
Fighls a Blare and the Latter Is
Gored to Death.
rSrlCIAt. TELEGRAM TO TBI DISPATCH.1
Louisville, October 28. Mr. C. "W,
Hammond, of Cowan station, this morning
turned a fine blooded mare, valued at $500,
and a large ox into the same inclosure. As
soon as they entered the lot they rushed at
each other. Two or three farm hands were
present and attempted to separate them, hut
narrowly escaped serious injuries and failed
in the endeavor. The mare kicked the ox.
At last the ox plunged his horn almost
entirely through the thick part of the mare's
neck. The blow was fatal, but as the mare
staggered, her weight broke the ox's horn
short off, and she fell and died with it in her
body. The ox was so badly "kicked and
bitten that he died in the afternoon.
COBRALEDJN A CAVE.
The Party Hunting Barrows, the Outlaw,
Attacked Ono Man Shot Dead An
Armed Posse Ordered Oat A
Fierce Plant Probable.
tSrzCUL TILEFHAM TO THE DISPATCIT.1
Bibminghak, Ala., October 28. Bube
Burrows, the outlaw and train robber, has
killed another officer. The pursuing posse
of citizens and detectives, led by blood
hounds, came in sight of the two outlaws
this morning, 18 miles north of Oneonta,
Blount county, and about five miles from
the scene of Friday's battle. A number of
shots were fired, and James Delano, a citizen
who was with the posse, was killed. The
bloodhounds were all shot dead by the out
laws, who again escaped without a scratch.
Early this morning Burrows and his com
panion turned the tables on the pursuing
party, and became the hunters instead of
the hunted. Several xaembers of the pursu
ing party camped last night in a cave in the
mountains. The outlaws, it seems, were
close by, and this morning when the detec
tives awoke they found the two outlaws in
possession of the only exit from the cave.
Every time a detective showed his head
from behind a projecting rock he was shot
at. This state of things lasted several
hours, when the remainder of the officers
came up and opened fire on the outlaws.
In this fight Delano was killed and the two
outlaws again retired to cover in the woods,
and the imprisoned detectives crawled out
of the cave.
Early this morning Sheriff Smith and
Chief of Police Pickard received telegrams
from Governor Seay, ordering them to co
operate and send 25 heavily armed men to
the seat of war. In response to these tele
grams Sheriff Smith and Chief Pickard.
selected a posse of 25 of the coolest and
bravest men that ever handled a "Winches
ter, and had every man fitted ont with a new
"Winchester and a belt of cartridges. Su
perintendent Fisher telegraphed from
Onaonta late this evening that the war
would probably be ended, one way or the
other, to-night or early to-morrow morning.
THE BLAINE STORY DOUBTED.
Boston Republicans Discredit tho Report o
Bis Serious Illness Abroad.
(FFECIAI. TEI.EOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Boston, October 28. The New Xork
TTbrZd" story of the true inwardness
of Mr. Blaine's Florence letter caused
more talk in political circles here than
the original publication of the letter
itself. The statements were so sur
prising that the Republican leaders
felt constrained to doubt their truth. Gov
ernor Ames said: "It cannot be possible
that Mr. Blaine was ill for such a long
time and then immediately wrote the
famous Paris letter that was as much as
anything else the salvation of the Repub
lican party. This Is the first time I ever
heard such a rumor."
"Then you think there is nothing in the
present state of his health to prevent him
being a candidate again in 1892, should he
No, I don't think there is."
The original Blaine man, Jesse Gove,
doubted if the Florence physician had been
truthfully represented his words were so
unprofessional. Mr. Gove was abroad him
self at the time and heard that Mr. Blaine
was sick, but his sickness was due merely to
GOULD WILL REBUILD IT.-
Tho Manhattan Elevated to be Decon
structed by the Wall Street Wizard.
6PECIAI. TXLEQHAM TO TILE DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, October 28. Jay Gould has
returned from his "Western trip, and before
many days will announce himself to the
world as a great railroad contractor. His
pet scheme is now crystallized, so that the
details cannot longer be withheld. The
Manhattan Railway is to be completely re
constructed. It will not be the mere tink
ering process that has been going on for
The entire structure will be rebuilt En
gineers have frequently assured Mr. Gould
that in the course of a lew years the Third,
Sixth and Ninth avenue elevated roads
would have to be torn down. He has made
up his mind to accept the snggestion bv an
expenditure of $20,000,000 on the Manhat
THAT CKUEL PAUPER LAW
May Bo Used to Scparato Two True Irish
New Yobk, October 28. Mary Casey,
an exceedingly handsome school teacher, 21
years old, arrived at Castle Garden to-day
by the steamer Servia, accompanied by John
Dolan, a likely lad of 19 years. Both
hailed from County Kilkenny. Ireland, and
Mary said she wanted to marry John. Her
grandfather recently left her 330, and she,
having fallen in love with young Dolan,
whose lather kept the village store, paid his
passage to this country.
The Emigration Commissioners have de
tained them, and Mary is disconsolate. She
cannot be prevented from landing, for she is
of age and has 217 left. John will proba
bly be sent back. , '
WAITING FOR TASCOTT'S TICTURE.
Chicago Police Anxious to Know More
About the Philadelphia Suspect.
TJTECTAI. TIIXOBAM TO TDK DISPATCH.1
Chicago, October 28. The photograph
of the Philadelphia Tascott did not arrive
at police headquarters, as was expected this
afternoon, and the police were still anxious
ly waiting for it at 12 o'clock to-night A
dispatch was received, however, from the
Philadelphia chief, saying that the prisoner
still stoutly denies that he is the man
wanted. He claims to have known Tascntt
and to have played pool and billiards with
him here in Chicaeo.
The Philadelphia chief thinks he has the
right man and has earned the several re
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM.
Opinion Stlil Divided as to Whether Collom
Forged Those Notes.
Minneapolis, October 28. The Collom
trial was resumed again this morning. H.
L. Tolman, of Chicago, was on the stand for
the State. His testimony was a corrobora
tion of that of Prof. Ames, that the notes
were undoubtedly forgeries.
Opinion seems to be divided as much as
ever regarding the guilt or innocence of Col
lom. It is extremely doubtful if the case
goes to the jury before the middle of next
A PATH TO LIBERTY
CutThrongh the Stono Walls of a Sliisonrl
Nevada, Mo., October 28. Two prison
ers, George Jewell, serving a sentence for
robbery, and Franc Beers, awaiting trial
for felonious assault, broke jail last night
They pried up a section of the iron floor,
dug as far as the wall of the jail, knocked
out a stone from the foundation and es
caped. Three other prisoners in the same cell
refused to join them, and did net give the
alarm until the fugitives had one hour start
MR. LYON'S APOLOGY.
A Second Communication From the
Pittsburg Attorney Begarding
THOSE IMPORTED GLASk WORKERS.
More Evidence Wanted, Which Will be
Terj Difficult to Obtain.
THE WHOLE CASE MAI IETBE DROPPED.
Commissioner Kama Won't Talk, tint the Ee-rated
Pensioners Host Go.
District Attorney Lyon, of Pittsburg, has
written another letter to the Treasury De
partment regarding tho imported glass
blowers. Assistant Secretary Bacheller
would give no opinion about the matter,
and it is thought the case may be dropped.
The re-rated pension office employes are
shaking in their boots.
rEPZCIAI. TELEORAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, October 28. A letter
was received at the Treasury Department
this morning from District Attorney Walter
Lyon, of Pittsburg, presenting additional
matter relating to the alleged violation of
the alien contract labor law by persons
interested in the glass factory at Jeannette.
The letter is a short one, and is in some
measure -explanatory of the delay of the
District Attorney in responding to a letter
of inquiry sent him some months ago by
It will be remembered that the first com
munication from the District Attorney on
the subject, after he was instructed by the
Department to investigate, presented and
reviewed the evidence in the case and
ventured the opinion that there had been a
contract, withinithe meaning of the law
prohibiting the importation of foreign labor
under contract The Department then
wrote again to the District Attornev, asking
him to specify who, in his opinion, was a
party to the contract on the part of the glass
company, that the Department might know
whom to pboceed against,
and also to make the evidence more spe
cific, if possible, as even the strongest of the
affidavits were vague and general in their
statements. The letter received to-day is
in response to this inquiry. The District
Attorney dwells on the difficulty of obtain
ing direct evidence, largely on account of
tne prominence mat nas oeen given tne case
in the newspapers and the acrimony with
which it has been discussed. The men from
whom only direct information can be had
have been made so warv that it is next to
impossible to get anything further from
them, except they are brought into court
The District Attorney is therefore able to
bring but little further evidence bearing on
Assistant Secretary Bacheller could not
find time to-day to go through the Lyon
letter, and could therefore give no opinion
in regard to it, or whether the department
would probably direct proceedings against
James Campbell, the glass company or any
of its employes or agents, neither would he
permit newspaper representatives to get a
glimpse of the letter, or anyone to give
them "" V'
A.DIGEST OP ITS CONTENTS,
and its drift could therefore only ,be sur
mised from stray hints let drop by officials
who had seen it The Assistant Secretary
would only say that to-morrow he would
read the communication and erive the Dress
an outline of it The probabilities are that
itwill be some weeks before any conclusion
will be reached in regard to the course the
Department will pursue. In the face of a
lackot any positive evidence of a contract,
within the meaning of the law and there
seems to be no such evidence in the judg
ment of the Department officials the As
sistant Secretary will be compelled to silt
all that has been presented in the case with
the utmost care before giving an opinion.
It is possible the whole matter may be fin
ally referred to the Solicitor for the Treas
ury. To judge from the impression the case
has made upon officials of the Department,
through whose hands such matters pass, the
chances are that no suit will be ordered and
that the case will be allowed to drop.
CONTRACTS FOR NEW CRUISERS.
Two of the Vessels' Will bo Bnllt hy a Balti
Washington, October 28. Secretary
Tracy this afternoon awarded the contract
for building two of the 2,000 ton cruisers,
proposajs lor which were opened on Satur
day, to the Columbian Iron Works and Dry
Dock Company, of Baltimore, for the sum
of ?1,225,000. The con tract for the third one
will be awarded to either Harrison Lorinsr,
of Boston, or N. F. Palmer & Co., ot New
York, each of whom bid 5674,000. They
were to agree between themselves which
should have the contract, but as yet nothing
has been heard from them af the Depart
ment Messrs. Palmer & Co. are now at work
building the Concord and Bennington, and
the machinery for the Maine, the hull of
which is building at the Brooklyn Navy
Yard. While in Washington, Saturday,
Mr. Palmer told the Secretary that he had
been greatly and agreeably surprised, upon
the occasion of his last visit to the Brooklyn
yard. He had found the work on the Maine
advanced further than he had expected, and
said that better or faster work could not be
done in any private ship building yard in
THE RE-RATED MEN TREMBLING.
Almost a Certninty That They Must Soon
Take a Wnlk.
(SPECIAIi TELEQRAJI TO TUB DISPATCH.
Washington, October 28. There was
much anxiety among the re-rated employes
of the Pension Bureau to-day on acconnt of
the appearance of a letter from Secretary
Noble to Colonel Smith, in which he virtu
ally says he intends to remove every one of
the re-rated employes. The persons con
cerned could be seen all day collecting iu
groups of twos and threes and discussing the
probable length of time which would elapse
before their heads would be struck from
Commissioner Raum, when asked it the
re-rated men would be removed, said he had
had no knowledge of the Secretary's letter
until he saw it in print, and no consultation
had been held in regard to the matter to-day.
He had no opinion to give. No doubt,
however, seems to be felt at the Pension
Office that all of the re-rated men will have
to take a walk. .
A BANQUET TO ADMIRAL WALKER.
An Elaborate Dinner to be Given at Morton's
Now Apartment House.
IEPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DIBPATCH.l
Washington, October 28. Vice Presi
dent Morton's new apartment house in this
city will be the scene of a distinguished
gathering Wednesday evening, on the occa
sion of a complimentary banquet to acting
Rear Admiral "Walker,' prior to his de
parture for a tour abroad in command of the
United States fleet of new cruisers. Covers
will be laidi for 80 persons, including army
auu navy oincers wno nave beeiitassociateu
rs wno naye oeen. associated
commander off the flagship
witn me new
OCTOBER 29, 1889.
Chicago during the number of years that he
has been stationed in this city.
A feature of the floral decorations will be
a miniature representation of the Chicago,
which will be placed in the center of the
banqueting board, and from stem and stern,
lines formed of smilax will be connected
with large floral decorations. This will be
the initial attempt at dinner civinz in the
I Morton flats, and the menu will be oneot
the most elaborate ever presented for con
sideration by epicures at the National capi
tal. 1 I0TS OF EEYENUE I0ST
Through misinterpretation of Postal Lawi
-. A Country Postmaster Tenches tho
Department a Lesson One of
Wanamnker's Friends Kicks.
rSPECIAJ. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, October 28.-Jt has been
reserved for a postmaster iu an obscure town
in California to teach the postoffice authori
ties a lesson in collecting Government rev
enues, and he has been sustained by the law
branch ot the department in the conclusion
that he reached concerning the matter.
From statements before the department t
appears that forseveral years certain weekly
jstory papers published in this coun
try have been in the habit ot send
ing out what purported to be sample
copies lor gratuitous distribution, .uacn
of these so-called sample copies contained a
short sketch complete, and the opening
chapter of a new story which terminated
with the legend "to be continued in our
'next" All these papers and tons of them
have been sent through the mails have
been carried at second class postage rates, 1
cent per pound. Since they are not sample
copies, however, the California postmaster
held up the papers sent to his office, hold
ing that they should be made to pay third
class rates, or 8 cents per pound.
In this opinion he has been sustained by
the law office of the department and ex
Postmaster General Tyner, but it was not
decided that big game would be brought
down. Now, however, it appears that the
decision has come Brettv hard neon one of the
backers of Postmaster General Wanamaker
at Philadelphia, and that the former is in
terested pecuniarily to the amount of fully
?50,000. As soon as he heard that his sam
ple copies had been held up for postage he
came over to Washington and undertook to
reason the matters out with a party of ob
durate officials. But they could do nothing
for the unfortunate proprietor, beyond ad
vising him to take the matter before Con
gress for action, and it is understood that a
lobby has already been formed by the weekly
story papers' proprietors having this object
A ONE-TIME MILLIONAIRE
Solcldes In the Midst of Abject Poverty and
SPECIAL TELEOBA1I TO TUX DISPATCTI.1
Chicago, October 28. Charles Clark,
better known as "Old Charlie," once a mil
lionaire in New York, and latterly a bar
tender in this city, committed suicide this
inornjng at 173 West Lake street Despond
ency is thought to have been the cause of
the deed. Clark was an American, born in
New York Slate. He was married to a lady
of refinement in Brooklyn and had one
daughter. Alter the death of his wife he
came West and settled in Chicago. Here
he lost all his money in speculation and in
other ways, fie then went to tending bar,
and had been doincr that sort of work almost
-ijp to the time of bis death.
.b or a wees -or more He Has oeen out ot
work. The last person to see Clark, alive
was Mrs. Lustra, a German woman with
whom he had been boarding. He told her
that he had been a good deal ot trouble to
her, but would not trouble her any more.
He went to bed in bad spirits. This morn
ing about 8 o'clock Mrs. Lustra was startled
by a pistol shot, and running into Clark's
room found him dead with a bullet-wound
in his head. The unfortunate man was
about 65 years of age, and leaves a daughter 1
somewnere in xtroosuyn. Mis Dooy was re
moved to the morgue, and the one-time mil
lionaire will have to be buried by the city.
HER SIGHT RESTORED BY PRAYER.
Faith Enables a Young Lady Who Wns
Blind to See Again.
ISFXCIAL TELEOBAJI TO THE DISPATCTI.1
Jersey City, October 28. Miss Annie
Ryder, who lives with her mother and step
father at 189 Mercer street,says she has been
cured by prayer of blindness. She is 20
years old. Ber story is corroborated by her
mother. Eighteen years ago she had small
pox, which left her almost totally blind.
Her parents consulted eminent oculists, who
all declared that the case was hopeless. Dr.
Knapp. of New York, told her parents they
would waste money in trying to do anything
for her. Her eyes remained in the same
condition for 1G years, and duriug that time
she had to be led by a companion when she
Two years ago a friend of the family ad-f
vised her to visit theMt. Zion Sanctuary,
... . . . . r '
iu Greenville, where bister Annetta Jack
son and Brother Hance were conducting
services. A friend fed her to the church,
and she asked the prayers of the congrega
tion that her sight be restored. From the
time of her visit the darkness gradually dis
appeared, as she continued to pray for more
B0IC0ITED BI SALOON KEEPERS.
Business Men Get In Trouble by Petitioning
for Fewer Licenses.
IEPECIAJ. TELEOItAM TO TOE DISPATCH.
Haetfoed, October 28. A petition has
recently been presented to the Hartford
County Commissioners to limit the issuing
of liquor licenses in Hartford to 100 in num
ber. This afternoon the commissioners
granted a hearing upon the petition. Large
numbers of prominent citizens addressed the
commissioners in favor of the petition. It is
signed by 160 names, and the signatures are
those ot leading business and manufacturing
concerns and ot large corporations.
Tbe saloon men are indignant, and have
instituted a boycott against the signers of
the petition. A large coal dealer has had
big orders for coal rescinded. Business has
been taken away from Ideal insurance
agents. Orders have been canceled with a
large hay, grain aud feed firm. The feeling
The Drag Brongbt In From Canada Upon an
Satjlt Ste. Mabie, Mich., October 28.
Opium smuggling has been carried on at
this point for the past six months on an ex
tensive scale, the smugglers bringing the
drug from Vancouver and working it across
the river in small boats. W. L. Baby, a
special United States customs detective, has
arrived here to assist local officers in arrest
ing parties implicated, of whom there are
quite a number.
Some of the gang are now at Port Huron
waiting a chance to smuggle across from
Sarnia $2,000 worth which they have lately
imported and are going to sell to Chicago
dealers. There has been an immense traffic
in the drug.
Another Cruiser to Go to Samoa.
San Fbancisco, October 28. United
States steamer Mohican, which arrived at
Honolulu from Callao a few weeks ago, is
under orders, to proceed to Samoa to rei;
force tne Adams which is there now.' t
uuuer uruers . to proceed to aamoa to rein-.
0KE CURIOUS WOMAN
Gives Evidence That Brings Two
the Gronin Suspects Under
THE SHADOW OP THE GALLOWS.
Mrs. Conklin Tells How the Doctor Was
lured to Hi3 Death.
UNABLE TO SHATTER HE TESTIMONY.
Tha Attorneys for tho Defense Cross-Bxamlne En
tirely fn Vain.
Mrs. Conklin, the landlady of Dr. Cronin,
was upon the stand in the great trial -yesterday.
She told how the murdered man was
decoyed from his office by a messenger from
O'Sullivan. She then related the story of
her indentification of -the white horse hired
by Coughlin as the one which carried the
Doctor to his death. Cross-examination
did not shake her testimony.
(special Tzxzanjut no the disfatob.
Chicago. October 28. A woman's
curiosity may prove the means of bring
ing ex-Detective Daniel Coughlin and Ice
man Patrick O'Sullivan to the gallows for
the assassination of Dr. Cronin. For two
hours to-day Mrs. T. T. Conklin held the
attention of everybody in Judge McCon
nell's court room with her startling recital
of the manner in which, her famous boarder
and friend was lured from her home.
The witness was dressed in Seep black.
'with a massive cold brooch at her throat I
rShe spoke distinctly and with impressive
emphasis. The jurors leaned forward in
their seats, as if eager to catch every word.
The room was so quiet that the ticking of
the clock could be heard. Coughlin and
O'Sullivan were painfully interested. The
big detective grew red and nervous as the
testimony of the woman in black gradually
and strongly associated him with the terrible
AN AGITATED pbisoneb.
When the evidence reverted to O'Sulli
van's inexplicable conduct before and after
the murder, the iceman leaned forward in
his chair and fastened his little eyes oa the
witness. His face was colorless. Once he
was commanded to stand up for Mrs. Conk
lin's inspection. He bounded from his
chair and with a defiant attitude looked
savagely at the witness.
Lawyer Forrest, who conducted a portion
of the cross-examination, used all his
strategy to confuse the witness and break
the terrible force of the testimony, bat his
efforts only resulted in strengthening the di
rect examination, if anything. Lawyer
Afononoe was also unsuccessful in his at
tempt to tear a hole in the woman's evidence
as far as it related to his client, .'Sullivan.'
After numerous questions as to the location
of the rooms in the flat, Mrs. Conklin pro
ceeded to tell the story of how the doctor
was called away from her house on the night
of May 1. She said:
At 720 a stranirer who seemed nnrvons and
excited rang the door bell and when she
opened tbe door, he seemed very reluctant to
enter, bat finally did so when told the doctor
was encased wita other patients. The
stranger hen took a seat in the waiting room.
THE FATAL CAXL.
"When Br. Cron(u came butot his offlce.tha.
man aa vancea ana saiox -jjr, cronin, you" are
wanted to attend, a man who has been hurt at
O'SulUvas's office." The doctor made a re
mark which I did not hear. At that moment
tbe man drew a card from his pocket and pre
sented it to the doctor; Doctor Cronfn took
the card and said: "Ob, yes; what Is the
nature of the accidentr He said: "A man
has been run over by a wagon." The doctor
said: "I will be with you soon." or something
to that effect The man sat down, again on the
edgo ota chair, and tbe doctor turned, laying
the card on the mantel piece.
Tbe man said O'Sullivan was ont of town.
and left word that Dr. Cronin was to atunrt hl
men. Dr. Cronin ran to bis private room and
gathered together, some bandages and cotton
batting. He brought it out with his surgical
case and a case of splints. Then drawing on
bis coat as quickly as possible he left running
oat, carrying these things and tbe case in his
arms. The two went hurriedly ont of tbe house
as fast as they could, and did not even shut the
door. I heard them running down the stairs.
JTJST A LITTLE CTTBIOTJS.
When the victim and decoy had left Mrs.
Conklin was curious. This led her to the
open bay window which looks upon the
street The night was clear, and a flood of
light came from the electric lamp hanging
in front of fhe theater. A buggy with the
top up and without side curtains stood close
to the sidewalk. It was harnessed to an
old creamy white horse which was facing
the north. The animal was hitched with a
strap which was fastened to a weight The
legs of the horse were slender, with abnor
mally large joints.
As the, "beast stood there in the glare of
the electric light Mrs. Conklin noticed that
it had a peculiar wav of droDninir its head
and of rocking its fore-legs from the knee
J'oint5 down to e hoofs, -though
Mmed to. borses Mrs. Conklin had
I appti Rnpn n n(nlt(tr mnnnn .nan an.i
never seen such a peculiar motion in an animal.
She saw the messenger snatch the clasp of
the hitching weight from the bridle on the
horse and toss the iron dnto the body of the
buggy. The stranger was first to, enter the
vehicle, followed by the doctor. They
afterward, dfatoged positions, and as the
horse started4jg&y she saw Dr. Cronin toss
a bunch of keys 'through the iron ribs ot
the buggy top to Frank Scanlan, who caught
them at the edge of the sidewalk.
the 'last look.
She never saw the doctor alive again.
The horse, moving at a rapid gait, went to
the north, the direction of tbe Carlson cot
tage. Mrs. Conklin's description of the
stranger and the horse and buggy corrobo
rates the testimony or Liveryman Dina.n
and Hostler Moreland, and proves con
clusively that the rough-looking man who
came to the barn as Coughlin's friend was
the same man who, five minutes later, called
for the doctor.
If anything more were necessary to clinch
the guilt of the detective it came a few min
utes later when Mrs. Conklin, in almost
dramatic language and gesture, told how
three days after tbe finding of the dead body
in the catch-basin she had identified the
white horse Dinan had given Coughlin's
friends as the one that had carried the doc
tor away to the north on the night of the
The witness then told the story of the day
following Dr. Cronin's disappearance. In
the morning she and her husband discovered
the card which the man had brought that
of O'Sullivan. Mr. Conklin went to O'Sul
livan's place at once and that afternoon a
Pinkerton detective brought O'Sullivan
down to the Conklin flat Mrs. Conklin
then related ber conversation with O'Sul
livan. A STEANGE PBOCEEDINO.
She told him in substance thatshe thonght
it very strange that a man who employed
only three men, and who had never had an
accident, should employ a physician to be
ready on call in case of such a happening.
Furthermore she'thought it strange that' he
should pass by-hundreds or competent phy
sicians who lived nearby.andgo seven miles,
to arrange with Dr. Cronin, and it was
strangest of all that very soon thereafter a
man should appear with his card and take
the doctor away, presumably to his death.
The cross-examination lasted until late in
the afternoon and the witness was plied with
questions in iteration and reiteration as to
the circumstances under which she saw the
horse: as to the complexion and color of
mustache of the man who came for Dr.
Crohib, etc., but her 'statements on direct"
'examination were not'materially shaken.? 'V
in reply to a question as to where Dr.
Cronin kept bis money. Indicating a possi
ble defense of murder for purposes of rob
bery, Mrs. Conklin named the baakr in
which the doctor kept his funds and said
she was sure he had little with him on the
night of the murder, because he never car
ried much money about bis person.
a eepoeteb'3 testimony:.
The next witness was Charles W. Beck,
the reporter of the Chicago Time who
drove the white horse to tbe house of the
Conklinson May 5, when Mrs. Conklin
identified it Be merely testified to faking
the white horse there for identification, and
to Frank Scanlan for the same purpose.
Miss Sarah McNerhy, who was in Dr.
Cronin's reception room when the man came
for him with the white horse, described that
individual as appearing very nervous and
with a piercing, disconcerting stare which
he fixed upon tha witness. Her description
of the man, the color of his mustache, of
his coat, etc., accorded closely with that
given by Mrs. Conklin.
Dr. Cronin's brother, from Arkansas, was
the next witness. His testimony was very
brief. He identified the Xakevlew corpse
as that of his brother. Frank Scanlan
gave-aiddence as to seeing Dr. Cronin drive
off from his office in tbe white horse rig.
A PEUITLESS SEARCH.-
T. T. Conklin, the saloon keeper with'
whom Cronin resided, was recalled by the
State. He testified t to starting out imme
diately after breakfast the' first morning of
Cronin's absence tb search for1 the doctor.
At O'Sullivan's house the iceman was seen,
and denied having sent for Cronin or that
any of his men had been hurt
Conklin then went to police headquarters,'
proceeding afterward to the East Chicago
avenue police station. Captain Scbaack,
at the station, thonght evening time enough
for alaim. Conklin went at -once to the
Pinkertons. The saloon keeper was still on
the. witness stand when court adjourned
EYIDENCE AGAINST BURKE.
The State l Trying to Proenro Witnesses
Winnipeg, October 28. Assistant
State's Attorney Baker.of Chicago, who was
here during the Burke extradition proceed
ings, returned to Winnipeg to-day to try to
induce Chief of Police McEae to go to Chi
cago as a witness. Mr. Baker is also in
vestigating the statements of nrison inmates
that Burke, while incarcerated here, made.
coniessions to three of them.
Ope of th e three alleged recipients of Barke's
confessions has recently gone crazy, and
another has yet to stand trial for a forgery.
The third man, Hefler, is therefore the only
one possibly available to the prosecution as
a witness in Chicago. Mr. Baker hopes to
complete his. labors here by Wednesday.
BLOWS Aim BULLETS.
A Mayor Slaps a Congressman In the Face
and the Latter Reaches for m. Re
volver Friend Sueeead la
Kansas City, October 28.-f ayor Dav
enport slapped Congressman Tarsney in the
face this afternoon, and in return very near
ly received a shot from the Congressman's
revolver. It was all on account of the en
tertainment of the Pan-American tourist,
who will arrive here next "Wednesday .morn
ing. A. meeting was held at the Commer-
f cial Club this afternoon to perfect arrange-
1 t . ... . . '. ...
ments lor tne entertainment ot tae dis-
I tinguished vltiton.-
The Mayor had vetoed as ordiaasee pawed
by the City Council appropriating fl.OW to
be expended for entertaining' the- guests..
The Council overrode the veto, and then the
Mayor ordered the Treasurer not to recog
nize drafts upon the treasury for that pur
pose. Dnrinirthe discussion this afternoon
Congressman Tarsney referred in terms not
very complimentary to the Mayor's action..
.Davenport started to leave tne room, and on.
doing so said;
"If I can help it not a penny of the city's
money shall be used illegally, but I will
contribute from my own. pocket as much as
Mr. Tarsney or any other man for the enter
tainment ot the delegates."
Mr. Tarsney replied: "Idonot care to
resort to pot-house methods." This angered
Mr. Davenport, who in an angry tone defied
the 'Congressman to repeat the statement
Mr. Tarsney repeated it The words were
no sooner ont of his month than the Mayor
dealt him a resounding slap full in the face.
Mr. Tarsney reached into his hip pocket to
draw his revolver, but his friends prevented
him from, using the weapon.
THE SYNDICATI AT WORK.
An Elevator System Bought at a Cost of
. Over &s,eee,eee.
Minneapolis, October 28. The recent
report that the Washburn Mills have been
sold is followed to-night by the announce
ment that ihe sale of the Pillsbury Mills
and also the O. T. Washburn Mills is about
to be consummated. For the first time in
connection with these deals a price is given.
as regarding the Pillaburv interests. It is
that the option on the Pillsbury system of
mills and elevators calls for85.200.000. It is
stated that on Saturday last the employes of
the Pillsbury institution were given to
understand that all the details, such as ac
counts, must be in shape for a complete
transfer of the business on tbe 1st of No
vember. The purchasers are the English syndicate
heretofore mentioned, and the sale is on the
same plan as outlined in these dispatches
ome time since. The Pilisburys will retain
an interest in ihe company. O. A. Pills
bury, when questioned as to the truth. of the
above to-day, said after a slight hesitation:
"I guess I will not sav anything-about
"Will yon say whether the price stated in
your option was 85,000,300?"
"No. I should not talk about the! price
TO DESTROY A CHURCH.
Everr Gaa Jet In the-BaUdlng Tarned on for
Baltimore, Octobor 28. An attempt
was made early Saturday night by some un
known person, supposed to be a crank, to
cause an explosion in St Peter's Cafhelic
ChuTcn. The sexton, on entering the
church between. 6 and 7 o'clock, was nearly
overcome by gas. An investigation showed
that the key ot every jet in the church, ex
cept those in the sanctuary, was tarned on,
even those in the choir gallery, which were
reached by climbing over a door five feet
high. There was a strong odor of gas in the
It is believed the plan was to fill the
building during the night with gas, which
would be ignited by tbe lamp kept burning
continually before the altar, or that on the
entrance ot the sexton Sunday morning be
fore services the sexton would light a can
dle or jet, which would cause a great ex
plosion. BALM EQR A BROKEN HEART.
As Actress Secares a Neat Pot From an
London, October 38. Tbe long delayed
and much talked of action for breaeh of
promise brought by the well-known actress,
Phyllis Broughton, against Lord Dangan,
has been settled at last, oat of court By
the terms of the settlement. Miss Breagstea
receives 2,560 in cash, besides the wide ad
vertising whiea the maker has given te kr.
uiBvu.wnnniE. airs ms' mustup r-r
m!vm sis frrisfiiii Jism MfiisTlMi - -"-- l!
w , c w nm.w fyv nfmv. nBSSWOTSM A
ob asssaa u saw jrra anssF in aasttaa.-:
HIS OWfl FATHB
Which. Attempts to Charttee as fork JEm
fcr Ik Mfeieefk.
A WOMAN TBE CAUSE OF Til TZMMM
Seteral Btgaktors Caagltt aad rwnunat OUImSZ&I
be Arreted, 4 .
Bobert Barclay, of NertavlHe. Tritsil
comnty,-N.Y.,!otaBd. killed his bwttnti
while defending himself agaiast as pHnslf
from White Caps. The mob, whiek waclial
Dy .Barclays' father, had. jast tamda
leawerea a man and woaaa. A :
of arrests followed.
ISyxClALTaLXGBAJl TO TESSfaFAresU
Jnoethvilxe; N. Y., October 38. 5rl
some time past the faet that two waaea hotoi
been residing at tha house of Sasse! e3
rington, one of whom was Carriagtea's wie3
and who, with Oscar Barehty, made ap a
nappy iamiiynas been a snbjeet ot i
tor the enure neighborhood and tke i
and women have been warned to
Harrington and Barclay were nest deetl
neighbors, the first named having oeWtaJ
Northville a few months ago with hk wifsj
and two children. Barclay had beer lMag
..mwummic. nvttiau previous bq tae I
or the Carringtons, bat the goad-t
married woman soon took ud with bim4
Warnings to the pair were net beefed ami
on Saturday night a party was orgonhod s"yj
xienry xjareiay. the lather of Cfcear.TwiW
jinn uieu h Keep nia son away fractal
.uuure, iui tuc purpose otteaeaiBg auj
a summary lesson. 7
JWO TABBED AKD I-RATIIJIIimi '
The party, who styled themsajves "WMGi
r -... .... w uiu tuau J.JIr J J
all wearing cloths, acres tha fewer
of their faces and white obtm n thir I
They gained an entrance into the CattjUjp
Kiu.uuuw. ueiore any ox. tne oeesMMa i
awaru of their presence. CnrringsosnimdJ
uis wuo vers ioia. to i rp Ihnir BlnHll
and not to move or theywodd sMtoi.l
The man was seised by seas ef MMpsWj
auu we wuwaa oy others.
When the woman was seised (
longnt use a tiger, but war overpowered,
stripped of his clothes, smeared whh a aeet!
of tar and feathers and ridden es a -.
edged rail down the road for sevenl ktjal
dred yards, meanwhile having a wMs ad
"i"" ; aaiteu oeay. vvaeB tftsw.
was seized she fainted, and eeyead as
of tar ever her face and aeekskei
A DESPBKATE MAN AX BAT.
While the "White Ca" wet i
to- Harrington, Barclay 8ed to ;
Dors and reached as upper etery. Mm
ofthe attacking party followed. 4t
of the stairs, but Barclay kid sejtsafl
SAOtfrnn. and standing- atrtsut lnnlssfl
stairs-said that be wpald Uow ft, sji
me am sen uut oared to atteatsst m
up to BKtlSK bus. Xn. gam
waite w,:wne witnar
tnis was dene -there '
waetfier they would' attempt. to
Barelay orJet himalone-, as Be was
w a suvug pusiuee.
After some delay ITred Barclay,
brother of thebesieced Baas', whe kwi
one' of the White. Cap parry, saJel'i
wuum go upstairs at any rate, w
cametottie head of the fcallwavt
WIUITCX TCJUUOU UIB3 BOf tO 09!
young, Barclay started to aseead.
THESE WAS A. LOUD BSFOM,
uiuieguu mat shook ine eaore Jrtuenl
ouuaiBg, ana tne body of the
brother, rolled down the few stairs i
nan aeAanAan' nl.l. .L. .bL.T
side of his head blown to atone, I
having been heavily leaded with b
This berriDle death, of oae oi ttssir
appalled the, crowd, and the greater i
oi ines Etea. .&. lew remained, k
see if they could in any way
fallen man. He was bevond all e
There was. no one in the whole
was more shocked at the afiair taJ
Barelay when be, found that the m
had been shot by hint was his own 1
His zrief knew no bound, and th
who had bees the chief iastnmeot hl
log tne party te the floese, was drive i
ircujr ain nmwis, ami it was WISBS
-.. !. J 1 c
.i.jr tusk irtfuovprcsvui maiiAAeep njinai
laying vioteat nana on we eMer sea.
THE MURDKBKK AJt8BTED
When the shooting oeconed. it wee '
Sunday morning, and all dayKmatk
oner OrtoR,of Northampton, airssy
body lay where it bad fallen. rnmaiyfcsjsv
swore the Jury, who viewed the tateSlajfJ
men aojournea until to-aay. 'xae. m
then taken-In charge by theresasiv
earned to the fathers hense. whesa
sands have noeced to see it ,
Carrington and bis wile reeegntsed
of the party, wnien Is said to lave c
about a score of men. Warrants were Hi
mediately issaed tor abont a desea. nesaeisM
tursa tt xeettit, tua utocniag taef
iaeareerated in the little Joekap at
villa the following person: Henry
the father; Osear Barolay, the- tn
Frank, Eddy and Thoseas Xddy,',!
VJUUTO,r ViqWVgV JUGQU, IIOSB AON
Benbeu Barclay,.brother of thei
PBOMINZNT CITIZENS TJCPLIO
All but Osear were identified aes
White Cans at the time toe raid waai
As soon as Osear saw what he had stsgnm
-!!... . - -. 1 2 z - 4M
.was oiraweu mi escape ojr jaaspzas; ae
back- window, and he ned to the bent
he stayed all afcht- ooaeeeied nadar i
mow. The inqoest was started tMt
neon, ana win proeeMy last Mr
The-Cerriactea woman, wkeae adv
tbe neighborhood was the sale ease afl
tronble, i' quite good loetln. well i
and a be at 35 years of, age. She sM3
sees to pessess a very warns afleat
either her hatband or her eUidrcsu
said to have come here from Albany:
There are half a dooen warrants yet fa,
: serves on we seir-stvJed Wstte I
eral well-kaewn oitiieos beine; i
num. v i
TWISTX LYNCHttS IS JkUmPA
Caatare of Part of the Saae; Wars 1
a North Garstte Msraerss.
JSnCTAL TSUSSAlr TO THZ MSPA
Raleish, N. Cj Oetober 38.-
Fowlethk morning received. adviees
T.-lairiMi Aa. 4K& mMojt .1.- .Ll Mh M'M
ju&.jagsvn mw uvvnw.wia BVOTIS 4V Sa-jB,
aea who avieted in the lyneniet; a.
rier, who atBrdered hu motber-ia-hMr
who was lynehed two weeks ago, hav
deputies have been swerain at I
aiet.we Sheriff in awklasr arv
ringleaders of the lynchers have 1
alarmed, and fled from Lexiacton.
vita as to the ideatity of tbe lyaebas
Deea. prepared Dy tne. senator oft
trtet, upon lMtraettoB. ef tbe 6
he has-been at Lexington for a i
Mrrettnt; eat the aartietpMts. r
. e,atsaaeh to the Qeveraer
stair arums will Mbrw. XW
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