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TO KEEP OUT
The Superintendent of Immi
gration Would Have Strin
gent Laws Passed
TOO AEE IGNORANT.
Good News Comes From New York,
Where None of the Suspected
Cases Are Proved Heal.
CITI AND QUARANTINE
AEE BOTH FREE NOW.
Intending Exhibitors hi England Not De
terred by Fears of the Test at
the World's Fair.
Three Persons Escape From Quaran
tined Ships, but Are Kecaptured Pest
Ships to Bo Released To-Day Sandy
Book Passengers Lose All Their
Costly Wearing Apparel Fumigation
Ruined Them A Scare Case at Johns
townAlien Passengers Bound for
America Turned Back at Queens
town Many of Them Members of
Families in the United States Official
Notice of Brazil's Quarantine Against
United States Ports An Ohio Quar
antine Doctor Tired Out.
tf FECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, Sept, 2a "It's an ill
wind that blows no good," mused the Super
intendent of Immigration -while a Dis
patch reporter sat in hi office this morn
ing, talking about the cholera, "and if this
visitation of the Asiatic plague prompts
Congressmen to the discharge of their duty,
I shall not consider the visitation an ex
pensive price to pay."
"And by the discharge of their duties
you mean ?"
"The passage of immigration laws -which
will, in future, enable us to prevent the
entrance of undesirable and dangerous
foreigners into our country. We should
not be surprised that cholera have visited
us. How can it be surprising to any one
who will stop to think that we are now ad
mitting to our country the most undesirable
natives of the most undesirable parts of the
"How would you distinguish the immi
grants from those who are not ?"
Tlio riaco for an Educational Test.
"By applying the educational test. I
should pass a law forbidding every immi
grant over 1G years of age and unable to
read and write his own name in his own
language to enter this country. There
is no reason why foreigners too
ignorant to stand such a test should be
permitted to come here and enjoy all the
privileges which is country affords; no reason
whatever. The chance of their becoming
an expense to the country is much greater
because of their ignorance; and, moreover,
people who have had no time to obtain that
little education can hardly be said to nave
had enough time to keep themselves clean.
And you know that where the people are not
cleanly they are not apt to be healthy. And
is there any American who will stand up
and say that he is in favor of admitting to
this country, with the right to brush by him
and his family on the street, unclean and
"What foreigners would be the most af
rected by the educational test?"
Tlioso "Who Would Feel It Most
"Those foreigners whose percentage of
illiteracy is highest. For instance, of the
six countries which send to us tne largest
number ot immigrants the percentage ot
Germany and Scandinavia is the lowest,
being but 4 per cent of the popula
tion; while the illiteracy of the lower
part of Italy is the highest, being
80 per cent of the population. The per cent
in England is 9 per cent of the population;
in Ireland, 16; in Northern Italy, 50, and
the Slav, Hungarian and Pole provinces of
Austria, CO per cent. You see what coun
tries would suffer most, and how much
we should benefit through the operation of
such a law."
"Do you believe that Congress will pass
such a law ?"
"I am not very sanguine of it I framed
a bill during the last session, embodying
the educational test, but though the mem
bers of the committee acknowledged the
desirability of such a law, and the need of
it, I noticed that the clause did not get
through the committee.
Tarty Politics Aro In tho Way.
"You see, it is just this way: A member
of Congress wants to get a re-election.
Now suppose he votes for snch a bill, and
suppose he has among his constituents a
large number of Italian-Americans from
Lower Italy. Well, his opponent
will see that every one of tbem
is informed of the fact that the
member seeking re-election voted against
the new citizen's brothers who are still in
the old country, and the member is pictured
i as a conspicuous example of the enemy of
the immigrant, or rather, would-be immi
grant; and it is not hard to appreciate the
fact that such a manner of campaign reason
ing would result in the loss of a number of
"Hence the member's diffidence on the
floor of the House?"
"Exactly. I don't offer this explanation
as an excuse, but merely as a reason."
'Will that reason, think you, serve to
forever check the passage of a desirable Im
Popular Opinion May Be Aroused.
"It will probably do so until public
opinion is aroused to such a pitch as to
make it unsafe for any member of Congress
to ignore it When that is the case, a bill
satistactory to the public will be passed; but
I am afraid not until then. Whether (his
cholera scare will generate and maintain
such a public demand, I can't say. It oer
tainly ought io do so, for the lesson is plain
and easy to learn.
"Xhe great difficulty is that the Ameri
can people seem to forget a danger after it
has passed, and to think that it will never
be encountered again. Had the bill I
framed passed last session I do not think
there would have been any cholera in this
country now. But the bill may pass next
session, and if it does I shall not, I repeat,
regard the present visitation too great a
price to pay tor it."
ALL WELL IN NEW YORK.
N one of the Suspected Cases Prove to Bo
Genuine Bacteriologists Fall to Find
Germs in the Chinaman One of the
Supposed Victims Dies.
New Yore, Sept 21 Sanitary Super
intendent Dr. Edson made a report this
forenoon on the cholera suspects in the4
Parker Hospital. Henry Engle, of 14 First
street, is doing well, and it is not thought
he has cholera. The woman Mary Murphy,
who came from 63 Cherry street, is re
ported very sick.
Her case is not supposed to be cholera.
There is some doubt in the case of Patrick
Steward, of 15 Morris street His illness is
suspicious and may be cholera. Henry
Forack, of 439 Thirteenth street,
was taken sick last night with
vomiting and diarrhoea. His ease
is not regarded as one of genuine cholera,
but it is being investigated. Two suspi
cious cases are being investigated to-dar:
Lieb Wisnewitz, 33 years, of 243 Division
street, suffering from cholera morbus, and
Margaret Coughlin, 25 years, of 283 Avenue
C, who is ill with a suspicious disease.
The bacteriologists of the Health Depart
ment reported this afternoon the result of
their examination in the cases of the Chin
amen, Up Joe Wah, who died at 14 Mott
street, and 3Iary Murphy, of 63 Cherry
street, who is in the Reception Hospital.
They found that the Chinaman did not die
of Asiatic cholera, and that the woman was
not suffering from thatBisease.
Louis Weinhagen, of Ka 14 First street,
who was taken sick a few days ago with
Asiatic cholera and removed to the Recep
tion Hospital, died in that institution at
6 o'clock this morning.
FUMIGATED TO RUIN.
Not a Piece of Costly Wearing Apparel
Disinfected Is Tit for Use Again.
Camp Low, Sandy Hook, N. J., Sept
23. The Normannia's passengers, who are
to be transferred from here to Ellis Island,
will, in many cases, have but few clothes fit
to wear than would make a full
dress suit for o Zulu chief. It
was found this afternoon, when Dr.
Ranch had the disinfected baggage un
packed for exposure to the air, sun and
wind, that all their personal effects had
been utterly ruined in the process of dis
infection by the superheated steam, at 220,
which was employed at Hoffman Island.
Silk dresses, lace, mantles and fur
coats, with other expensive clothing, the
property of cabin passengers who were com
pelled to return in the steerage for lack of
accommodation in the Hamburg steamer,
were found to be covered with a thick,
greenish mildew. The passengers com
plained loudly, saying the Hoffman Island
authorities had compelled them to
repack their bagsage while it was
soaking wet from the steam.
There are 1.100 pieces of baggage, and be
tween the clolhes ruined and the damage
done to and loss of jewelry and valuables,
the estimated los on the passengers' be
longings is placed hv well-inlormed people
at fully $10,000. This SveningV official
health report of the camp shows the day's
record to be as follows:
So new cases of cholera. In hospital, 23;
ono new tasa of dlairhcca; total, 29; died,
one (the Infant which died from starvation);
cases of sickness reported cured and dis
charged, 7: total on sick list to night, 21, and
four cases in the hospital.
FLED FROM QUARANTINE.
Three Persons Try in Vain to Put an End to
New York, Sept. 2a Matters at Quar
antine have been very quiet all day. The
only excitement has been the escape and
subsequent recapture of William Hunt, the
engineer of the Crystal Water, and John
Crowley, the watchman of Swinburne
Island. They started out on a spree last night,
and tried to land at South Beach, having
rowed over from the island in a
small boat The police officer on dutv hap
pened to know Hunt and would not'allow
them to land. The two men then landed
somewhere onStaten Island and made their
way to New York. They were captured
and taken back to Swinburne Island. The
Wyoming will come to Upper Quarantine
to-morrow and the steerage passengers may
be landed. The cabin passenzers of the
Scandia and Bohemia, now on board the
New Hampshire, will be landed to-morrow.
Albert Lenz, cabin boy aboard the
steamer Hermann, at 11:30 P. M. divested
himself of all his clothing, which he tied up
in a bundle, and with a life preserver
around his waist swam asnore at the Clifton
Boat Club House, Clifton, & L
Tom Gilmartin, janitor of the Clif
ton Boat Club, found him, gave him
a suit of clothing and handed him over
to the police at Stapleton. Dr. Jenkins
was notified, and the boy is now at head
quarters, awaiting the action of Health
Officer Jenkins. The boy claims to have
been ill-treated by the o'fficers, and risked
his life rather than remain aboard the Her
mann. The Health Officers sent to police
headquarters for the boy, with instructions
to return him aboard his vessel.
NO FEARS FOR THE FAIR.
English Commissioners and Intending Ex
hibitors Are Not Deterred.
London, Sept 23. While the probable
effect of the European pholera epidemic
upon the Chicago World's Fair is freely
discussed, it does not cause any trouble
among the English Royal Commission or
the intended exhibitors. S'r Henry Wood
As far as I know, the scare does not In
any way disquiet exhibitors. While an out
break in leaf might have a serious effect
upon visitors, it is not likely to affect the
number of exhibits unless a decision to
postpone the fair came before Christmas.
'hls. however, is a most imnrnh.hln
tlngency; as thero is nothingla the present
situation to warrant a postponement
Should there be an outbreak next spring, it
would be too late to stop the exhibit. The
early part or 1893 would find English exhib
its on their way to Chicago, and it Is pre
sumed that other foreign exhibits would
show the same state of advancem ent.
Brazil's Iron-Clad Quarantine
Washington; Sept. 23. The State De
partment has received the following tele
gram, dated September 20, from the Ameri
can Minister to Brazil: "Recent regula
tions compel all shipping from the United
States to Brazilian ports to go first to the
quarantine station at Rio de Janeiro. The
United States Minister has 'made due re
monstrance against this harsh measure
against all the ports of the United States,
and has urged the adoption ot local inspec
tion at all ports of arrival."
A Quarantine Doctor Tried Out.
Columbus, O., Sept 23. Special fir.
Buechner, in charge of the Quarantine sta
tion at Youngstown, has requested Dr.
Probst, Secretary of the State Board of
Health, to relieve him from further duty La
this line.. He has too much work to do.
Secretary Probst will go to Youngstown
and select Mr. Buechner's successor, after
which he will investigate the charge that
emigrants are slipping Into the State at
ALIENS TURNED BACK.
Cephalonla Passengers on Their Way to
America Unceremoniously Dumped at
Queenstown Many Had Belatlt es Here
Whom They Were Anxious to Join.
Queenstown-, Sept, 23. In consequence
of an order issued by the United States
authorities, declaring that no second-class
passengers would be allowed to land from
the trans-Atlantio steamers unless they
could show that they are United States citi
zens, or bad residences in the United States,
the Cunard line ste amer Cephalonla, from
Liverpool for Boston, put 40 passengers
ashore at Liverpool who were neither citi
zens of the United States nor had residences
in that country. Thirty-three others who
had never been in the United States were
landed here to-day upon the Cephalonia'i
arrival. All these persons will be returned
to their homes at the expense of the Cunard
The agent of the Cunard line says that the
order in reference to second-class passengers
for the Dresent anolies only to steamers for
Boston. Where aliens have never been in
America, though they may be second cabin
passengers, they will, he says, be treated as
immigrants. Their baggage will be disin
fected, and if any sickness breaks out
among them they will be quarantined,
Several of the people who were not al
lowed to proceed on the Cephelonia bitterly
complain that the order was strained re
garding them. Thomas Taylor says that
he, his wife and three children, who had
resided for three years in Rhode Island,
were rejected because an infant child
of his had never been in Amer
ica. Mrs: Brown. whose hnsband
resides jn' Fall River, was rojected as an
alien as was also the wife of Charles Brad
shaw, although the latter was with her
parents on the steamer and was going to
their home in LowelL Messrs. Owns and
Ross Shark were going,tothe United States
to visit relatives. Mrs. Mills was going to
her husband in Boston. Many others were
on their way to visit friends.
THE PLAGUE IN EUROPE.
Its Progress Itcflected by Bulletins
All Parts of the Continent.
The following are the latest cholera bulle
tins from Europe:
Cracow The Russian authorities are
erecting Sanitarv stations along the Galiciau
frontier. Two deaths from cholera were to
day reported to the authorities of the Lublin
district in Poland.
Berlin One case of Asiatic cholera was
reported here to-day. Six suspected coses
were also reported.
Paris In this city and suburbs to-day,
28 new cases of cholera and six deaths from
the disease were reported. j In Havre the
returns were eight new cases and two
deaths. A gendarme died from cholera to
day in Rodez, capital of the department of
Antwerp Three new cases of cholera
occurred in this city to-day. Not a single
death due to the plague was reported to the
authorities. In Molenbeck and Anderleoht
suburbs of Brussels, five new cases and
three deaths were reported during the day.
A Scare Case at Johnstown.
Johnstown, Sept 23. Special A
child ot Henry Bittner died suddenly in
this city to-day. It was taken sice this
morning and vomited a discharge of &
peculiar character. Within four hours
alter it was first taken sick the little one
was dead. This is denied, although the
house has been., quarantined Until an in
vestigation can be made.
Guatemala Quarantines Against Us.
Washington, Sept 23. Secretary of
State Foster has been informed by United
States Minister Pacheco, to Guatemala,
that the Government of Guateinala has
issued a decree closing absolutely from
date (.September 22) all Atlantic ports of
that country as a quarantine against
A COOK'S AWFUL REVENGE.
Attempt to Burn a House and the Family It
Contained A Pittsburg Girl One of
Those Worst Injured by the Flames-A
Very Narrow Escape.
Middle-town, O., Sept 23. Special
This city is in a fever of Excitement over a
dastardly attempt to burn the parsonage ot
the First I'resbyterian Church,which would
have resulted in the death of five people,
the wife of Rev. Mr. McCampbell, her in
fant only a few days old, her sister, Miss
Mary Moore, of Pittsburg, the nurse and
the cook. Mr. McCampbell is in the East
Tne son was away on business and only
the women were in the house. The in
cendiary gained entrance to the bouse
through' a rear door, and scattered coaloil
about and fired it The family was almost
suffocated before the fire was discovered,
and they were rescued by excited neighbors
and the fire department
The women were so excited they could
not sleep, and later, as the nurse was stand
ine at the window several big stones were
hurled through the window, past her head,
with such force as to make great holes in
It is suspected that a cook discharged
recently for thievery and drunkeness is
the criminal. Mrs. McCampbell is seri
ously ill from the shook. Miss Moore's
hand is badly burned.
AH IMPOBTArTT C0NFBKHCE.
Bering Sea Dispute Brings a Noted
Bevy of Gentlemen Together.
Washington, Sept 23. President Har
rison, Secretary of State Foster, Attorney
General Miller and E. J. Plielps, J. C Car
ter and Judge Blodgett, counsel for the
United States before the Bering Sea Com
mission, had a conference at the Executive
Mansion this morning. The whole subject
of the Bering Sea controversy was carefully
The conference lasted more than two
hours, and is regarded as being of consid
erable importance, as the President omitted
the regular Cabinet meeting and remained
from Mrs. Harrison longer than he has for
some weeks past
DIED IN DISGRACE.
An Unclothed Millionaire Falls Out of a
Detroit,, Sept 2a J. H. Wicks, a
millionaire, of New York City, and Presi
dent ot the Wicks Refrigerator Company,
with headquarters at Rochester, N. Y., fell
out of the second-story window of a disord
erly house to-night and was instantly
He was stark naked, and it is supposed
was intoxicated. He fell 16 feet to the
stone sidewalk, striking on the back of his
head, breaking his neck and fracturing hii
Mrs. Harrison Fairly Comfortable.
Washington, Sept 2a "Mrs. Harri
son's condition remains about the same,"
said Dr. Gardner to-night "She is no worse.
There are no new developments in her case,
and she is fairly comfortable."
HABBITY and his cohorts done In pen
and pencil for THE DISPATCH to-morrow.
PECK FIRM AS A ROCK.
He Sticks to the Truthfulness of His Iteport
Calls His Prosecutors Persecutors He
Will Vote for Cleveland in Spite of
Graver's Fool Mugwump Friends.
Albany, Sept 23. Special Labor
Commissioner Charles F. Peck this morn
ing telegraphed to his office here that he
would be in this city to-morrow morning,
and ready to be arraigned in court A
special from Philadelphia says:
Charles F. Peck, the' New York labor
commissioner, was at Lafayette Hotel last
night and chatted with a reporter about his
report and the hornet's nest it has stirred
up. "Have you come over to Philadelphia
to cool off after the rinding of the indict
ment against you on the charge of burning
public papers?" he was asked. He replied:
No, sir. Not all the miserable Mugwumps
that overlived could scare me. This perse
cution against me will oome to nothing.
You observe 1 say persecution. Moreover,
it was never intended that it should come
to anything oxcept to discredit my report,
which was truthfully and honestly made.
Kversinceit was made public I havo been
subject to ceaseless persecution and annoy
ances. For a month detectives have fol
lowed rue and my assistants, searohlng for I
know not what. But they have found out
all they will find out. A nosing committee
from the National Committee, headed by
that aroh Slug wump, Ellery Anderson, pre
sumed to catechise me and to demand the
confidential papers of my office, papeis sent
to my department under the seal and guar
antee of confidence that Is given in similar
offices. But these people have not got these
Confidential papers yot, and, by heaven,
they never shall got them.
Mr. Peck said he never voted any other
ticket than the Democratic He will vote
for Cleveland, but says the ex-President is
surrounded by tool friends. "Mr. Whit
ney,"the labor commissioner continued, "has
killed thousands of 1Kese"fo61 friends,'but
there are still thousands living."'
"Some people are trying to make out that
Senator Hill turned you down in his Brook
"Senator Hill admitted that the aggre
gate of wages earned in New York was
greater under the MoKinley bill than it
was before. But he would not concede that
the rate was higher. I don't believe he is a
"You do not recede from the figures of
wages given in your report?"
"Never, sir; never. My ninth Report was
as honest arfd truthful as man could make
it I never loreiaw what the result would
BEAT BY ELECTRICITY.
Sharpers Do Up Cotington Pool Booms by
a Very Slick Scheme.
Cincinnati, Sept 23. Special The
Covington poolrooms and their agencies on
this side of the river have in the past two
weeks handed out thousands of dollars to a
gang of smart sharks. The whole story
hangs on the Hawthorne races now running.
A day or two ago the losers had . reached
such a sum as to compel the refusal of Haw
thorne bets and an investigation was started
and sensational discoveries were made.
Owing to Hawthorne's lack of promi
nence it is the last race sent by the West
ern Union. The sharpers knew this, and
this knowledge was the key to their suc
cess. Developments show they had a
wire and telegraph instrument on the
Hawthorne track with a man
stationed where he could see the wire as the
horses came in. He called the winner's
name to the operator, and it was flashed
here probably over the Postal wires,
though that company is in no way
to blame. It simply transmitted busi
ness given to it This news
beat the Western Union report from 20 to
40 minutes, and enabred the sharpers to
skin the pool rooms. As soon as the bets
on Hawthorne were taken down they saw
they were done and quietly decamped, from
58,000 to 512,000 ahead.
FETKOLEUM as used to fire Kussian lo
comotives, by Frank G. Carpenter In THE
WOMB&CHEB SOT A BIOiMBT,
But Ills Genuine Wife Has Him Sent to a
Buffalo, Sept. 23. Special. Adam
Wombacher, a street car driver who came
here with a pretty wife from Pittsburg, and
later was accused by Ida Austin, ot that
city, of bigamy, was not indicted by the
grand jury. It developed that Mrs. Wom
bacher No. 2 forged the marriage certificate
which she had flourished before Ida, and
had never married the man. Her name is
In police court to-day Wombacher was
arraigned on a charge of beine a disorderly
person and failing to support Bis wife. Ida
'appeared against him. Adam could not
produce 1300 bonds and so went to the
workhouse. Now Ida says if she can pun
ish the Byron woman she will feci relieved.
Tho Great Granite Strike Ended.
Barre, Vt., Sept 2a The last act iu
the troubled granite industry occurred this
afternoon, when representatives of the
Union and the Association sighed the bill
of the prices and agreement, thus ending a
long, bitter contest of five months' duration.
EARTHQUAKE lore aa gathered by the
scientists In Japan, with Illustrations from
photographs of the last great catastrophe
there, in THE DISPATCH to-morrow.
Women Can Vote In New Zealand.
Wellington, N. Z., Sept 2a The
Legislative Council has passed the woman's
franchise biU, with a proviso that female
voters may be registered without personal
attendance at the polls,
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CHAMPION HAS DECIDEDLY THE
VICTIMS OF A SCREAM.
Fpnr Women Trampled to "Death and
Many People Seriously Hurt
IN A TENEMENT SYNAGOGUE.
A Fool Yelled Fire When There Wa3 Ko
Fire, and a Panic Ensues.
iWFDL SCENES ON THREE STAIRWAIS
SriCrAL TELEQBAM TO TITE DISPATCII.
New York, Sept. 2a The festival of
Rosh Hashana, the Hebrew New Year, the
year of the world 8533, was blackened yes
terday by a tragedy. In an Eastside tene
ment .synagogue arose a foolish panic
Frautio as frightened cattle, a thousand peo
ple crowded into a narrow stairway one, two,
and three flights from the ground. The
solid mass of humanity was like a giant
wave, the crest of n hich broke and came
tumbling down on the mass, crushing to
death four women, breaking the skulls of
eight persons, and bruising and less seri
ously injuring probably 50 others.
The building is a five-story ramshackle
tenement house, with but one narrow stair
way and one fire escape. It is one of sev
eral buildings on the Eastside which are
used almost exclusively by various congre
gations of Hebrews as synagogues, and a
saloon in'which beer Is sold at 3 cents a
schooner and whisky at 0 cents a tumber
tul. Every Israelite must hear the sound of
the ram' liorn on both,tho New Year and
the day after. The horn is blown only in
tbe synagogues, and at this service, so that
a full attendance ot all tbe congregations
was insured. The police say there were
1,800 men and women in the building.
Canso or tho Foolish Panic.
The altar in the synagogue is a high dek
with a back rising above it The back is
lined with tin, and on the top of the desk,
attached to the tin, is a tray holding
four candlesticks in a row. Around
the edges of the back is a little drapery.
The back of this particular desk was lined
on the edges with brocade plush. The four
candlesticks each held a candle. Two ot
the candles were burned down very low.
The candles on the altar must be allowed
to burnout. In no event Is a candle to be
extinguished. To extinguish one, many of
tnese people believe, will draw down on
them the wrath of God and the failure to
extinguish the two burned down candles
when common sense dictated was the pri
mary cause of the events that followed. .
In the midst of the service a slight blaze
was noticed at tbe altar. Somo fool cried
"Fire!" and notwithstanding the assurance
of the Rabbi, a mad stampede began. The
narrow stairway was almost immediately
blocked with frantic people, the weak fall
ing to the floor and trampled upon by the
strong. Groans, cries and curses filled the
air, and when ambulances, fire department
and police arrived to help clear the build
ing, tbe scene qeggared description.
List or tho ICIlled and DjInJ.
Afler hard work the half-crazed people
were got into the open air and no fire was'
discovered. Fifteen bodies were on the
sidewalk and tbe killed and Injured are as
REBKEIt, FEED A, years old, and child.
BOYUM, TAUBE, 60 vears old.
1'OUTMAN, BAHL, 70years old.
HOiENTflAL, NAOMI, 30 years old.
The seriously injured are:
BOKAWITZ, KAC1IEL, 60 years old, skull
fractured at wise, xno doctors say sho
will nrobahlv die.
27 years old. Will
53 years old. v?m Piob
COHEV, IDA, 21 years old. Skull fractured.
FRIEDMAN. MRS. REBECCA, 41 yoais old.
Skull fractured; "aid to he din.
GUEENBURG, SIMON, 30 years old. In
SPILLIICE, MRS. TILLIE, 38 years old.
Skull fractured; said to be dying.
ABOLISHED THE C0L0B LINE.
The Order Patriotic Sops of America
Amends Its National Constitution.
Lebanon, Sept. 2a The National Camp
of the Order Patriotic Sons of America hss
just passed an amendment to its national
constitution to eliminate the word "white"
from its constitution by a practically unani
mous vote, the result showing ten in favor
to one opposed.
A new ritual was also adopted and a
filatform of declaration of principles mak
ng the dissemination of the sentiment of
loyaltv and patriotism the chief and gen
eral object ot the order. The resolutions
favoring compulsory and industrial educa
tion and favoring tpe prohibition of foreign
immigration, were passed.
CHOLERA at Quarantine with sketches
by Baron Do Grim in THE DISPATCH to
morrow. Will Besume, hut Won't Sign the Scale.
New Castle, Sept. 23 Special An
effort will b'e made to start tbe rolling mill
of the Ohio Iron Company, at Zanesville,
O., altera year's idleness. The managers
of the mill offer to pay the wases of the
association, but refuse to sign the scale.
They will offer their old hands the first
chance, and it they don't accept men will
be brought in from other place".
Odd Fellows Keep Their Benefit.
Portland, Ore., Sept 2a At to-day's
ession the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd
Fellows affirmed the 12 benefit law.
'BEST OF IT.
WEAVER QUITS GEORGIA.
no Says He Has Found There's No Free
Speech Down Soutlu
Atlanta, Ga., Sept 2a Special
General John B. Weaver, Third party can
didate for the Presidency, brought his
Georgia campaign to an end to-day
by canceling all his Southern
dates. He does this, he says, on the ground
that there is no free speech in the South.
Mrs. Lease spoke strongly about the Macon
meeting. She said:
"No, I did not speak at Macon, although
I went there with the intention of
doing so, as heretofore, whenever
General Weaver spoke, I spoke. After
supper at the -Lanier House General Weaver
went upon the front poreh, Mrs. Weaver
and'myself following him. In lront of us
was a howling mob of several thou
sand people. Mrs. Weaver stepped
behind a table upon which were
three lamps burning brightly. Hardly had
she seated herself before she was struck
violently upon the head with a spoiled egg.
It was nbt the boys of Macon, and the citi
zens were on hand. At Albany," and Mrs.
Lease's eyes flashed fire, "we were met by
a howling, drunken mob. The lower re
gions seemed to have been turned loose."
General Weaver to-night retused to ad
dress an audience of 5,000 which had gath
ered at the State Capitol to hear him, not
withstanding the fact that the audience as
sured him a respectful hearing. To this
was added tbe assurance of Governor North
and Chairman Atkins, of the State Demo
cratic Committee, that he would have a fair
RETURNED A BARON. -
The Story of the Ohio 3Ian Who Captivated
tho King of Wurtcmberg.
Stedbenville, Sept 23. Special
Twenty years ago Prof. MclCinney Jackson,
a music teacher, left this place for Germany
to pursue his favorite study of music. Yes
terday he returned a German baron and an
immensely wealthy man. Jackson "has a
romantic history. He was born at East
Springfield, this county.
While a student ot music in Germany he
met tbe old King of Wurtemberg, who took
a fancy to the young man and made him a
member of his household. He had ciught
the notice ot the King by taking off his hat
and greeting him respectfully when he
would pass in driving. The King sent for
him, and, after several interviews, took the
young man into royal favor. Despite the
usual intrigues and combinations to prevent
it, Jackson held the King's good will until
the old man gave him his baronial title, and
at his death left him the equivalent of a for
tune of $50,000.
ANNA GOLDMAN WON'T REST.
Anarchist Berkmau's Former Sweetheart
Agitating in Ouster Headquarters.
Baltimore, Sept 2a Snoot Anna
Goldman, Anarchist Berkman's side partner,
is here trying to work up a sentiment among
Anarchists because of the sentence imposed
on the man who tried to kill Mr. Friek. She
claims that Berkman should have received
only ten years as the extreme penalty pro
vided by law for assault with intent to kill.
Bernard Morowitz, a local Anarchist, as
sisted her in getting up a meeting last
night, and an admission tee of 6 cents was
charged. He failed to obtain the necessary
license, however, and was arrested. When
taken before Justice Hobbs for a hearing
he was defended by Miss Goldman, who ap
peared as his counsel. Justice Hobbs takes
no stock in Anarchists, and notwithstand
ing Miss Goldman's eloquence, he imposed
a fine of 550 and costs. As Bernard did not
have the money he was committed. Miss
Goldman was very indignant and declared
the fine was an outrage.
MIKE M'DONALD FREE.
The Chicago Justice Dismisses Him, but
the Grand Jury May Indict Him.
Chicago, Sept 2a M. a McDonald,
accused by Justice Woodman of attempted
bribery, was to-day discharged by Justice
Foster, on the ground of insufficient evi
dence. Before the discharge, however, the
grand jury began an investigation of tbe
case, and an indictment is possible.
The Garfield Park Jockey Club, out of
whose relations tbe city and the McDonald
Woodman trouble comes, to-day applied
for an injunction to restrain the city offi
cials from raiding the race track. Judge
Brentano declined to take up the matter,
and it was referred to a master In chan
cery. 1E0H HOLLOW WARE TO CO OF.
Dealers Will Combine, Saying They Can't
Make Money at Present Prices.
New York, Sept 2a There is a move
ment on foot to establish a combination to
maintain prices by the dealers in iron hol
low ware. A Wall street banking firm is
said to have formed the plan.
Dealers and manufacturers say that prices
are too low for profit
CONAN DOYlfo8 short story, "An Ari
zona Tragedy." In THE DISPATCH to
morrow. Bound for tho World's Fair Dedication.
BARRISBUBO, Sept. 2a The Board of
World's Fair Commissioners of Pennsyl
vania, with Governor Pattison and staff,
will go to Chicago on a special train to
attend the dedication of the World's Fair.
They will leavo Harrisbnrgbr Pennsyl
vania Railroad at noon Oetob'er 18.
Coroner McDowell Partly Ue-
ravels the Mystery of
This Man's Death.
HE WAS AN EXCUESIONIST
On the Cily of Pittsburg to the Web
ster Prize Dog Fiqht.
His Death Was Caused by Drowning
After Haying- Received Two Blows
on Board tho Boat His Assailants
Not Apprehended Yet The Manager
of the Fight Arrested for Perjury
Tbe District Attorney and the Coro
ner Will Push the Case to an End
Sixty-seven of the Excursionists to
Be Arrested To-Day.
Coroner McDowell, after a great deal of
hard work, has established the fact that
John Wesley Cooley was killed while on
the excursion boat City ot Pittsburg, Sep
tember 12. He has not only done this, but
he has had the manager of the excursion
arrested for perjury. By his action the
Humane Society was brought into line, and
now C7 of the excursionists are to be
arreted for dog fighting.
Cooley was one of a number of men who
that day went up on this boat to Webster,
Westmoreland county, to attend a dog fight
He was never seen alive after that date. On
the following Thursday his body was found
floating in the Monongahela at Braddock.
John Wesley CooUy, the Murdered. Mm.
The Coroner held an inquest The fact
that there had been such an excursion, or
that Cooley was on board, was not known
then. The face of the drowned man showed
he had been violently dealt with. Despite
all this nothing could be learned of his
death. The jnry had to bring in a verdict
of death from drowning.
Coroner McDowell was never satisfied
with this and has ever since been searching
for some clew which would aid him. Last
Sunday night he found it He then learned
that the City of Pittsburg on September 12
had been chartered by a party of Pitts
burgers and Alleghenians to attend a series
of dog fizhts and other criminal sports at
The Coroner Gets a Clew at Last.
This was a ray of light to the Coroner
from th e fact that it was on this same boat
and in a similar manner that "Sparrow"
Hughes met his death a couple of months
ago. With this much to work on, he ordered
Cooley's body exhumed. Dr. Guy
McCandlessmade an examination and found
an abrasion on the bridge of the dead
man's nose and a bad wound on the fore
head. The examiner was positive that
death was due to strangulation. He said
that the blows Cooley had received had
stunned him so that he was unable to
save himself after he had fallen into tbe
water and death was Inevitable. Work
was then commenced to gather evidence.
Coroner McDowell was very successful and
soon found that Cooley had been a passen
ger on this excursion.
Yesterday the cose was reopened. The
work of examining the witnesses was con
ducted by 'Squire Haltzmau, of Port Perry,
who held the first inquest Coroner Mc
Dowell was there, of conrse. The mother
of Cooley and his widow were present
They took a deep interest iu the case and on
several occasions their emotions overcame
The Boat's Captain Tells His Story.
Captain J. F. Klein, of the City of Pitts
burg, was the first witness. He told of hir
ing his boat to the dog-fighter excursionists
on September 12. He said he had
hired the boat to Gus Ziruth,
who was to pay 5100 for the boat Ziruth
paid 510 to seal the bargain. He never got
the other 590. "We left the Monongahela
wharf about 11 o'clock that morning," said
Captain Klein, "and ran down to Man
chester. There we got on a number of
men and several dogs. Going across
to MoKee's Rocks another consignment of
men aud boys was received. We then went
direct to Webster. In the evening there
were three hotly contested dogfights. There
Vas no disturbance on the boat that I saw
or hoard." Mr. Klein was shown a picture
of Cooley, but he could not remember
having seen him.
Martin Oliver, of Allegheny.knew Cooley
and was a very important witness. He said:
"I was on the excursion boat and had Mr.
Cooley with me. I met him while on the way
to the boat and got him to accompany me.
We were together all day and a port of the
way coming back. Before reaching Port
Perry I left him and took a sleep, not
waking until I got to Pittsburg. I did not
see any trouble on board."
Mason' Statements Were Conflicting.
Samuel Mason, the porter on the boat,
said he did not notice any one fighting. He
said a great many of the passengers got off
at Port Perry and came Into the city over
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He could
not identify Cooley.
Charles H. Kepper, a brother-in-law of
Cooler, took it upon himself to work up
the case. The other day he visited the city
of Pittsburg and there got into a conversa
tion with Mason. The man, Kepper says,
was finally drawn out on the excursion and
admitted that he saw Cooley hit Mason
was recalled, but he denied having said any
thing of the kind.
Edward Wilson was one of the men who
got off the boat at Fort Perry. He had seen
Oliver and Cooley together on the boat
Just as he was getting on the train, ha
heard some one ass;, "Did yon see that 1