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WANT TO IRK
Chairman Carter Considers a
Proposition to Form
TO SET UP LUNCHES .
AT POLLING PLACES.
A Confidential Circular Sent From
Bepublican Headquarters by
FALLS INTO THE HANDS
OF THE BOLD PHILISTINES,
Who Claim It f macks of Bribery, but
They .Are Answered jhat It Isn't a
Marker to Their Own.
The Campaign Apparently Getting'
Lively at Last Loaders of Both
Parties After the Mighty and Highly
' Necessary Dollar Tammany's Way
. of Putting Its Bequests and How It
Differs Prom Mr. Hackett's A Cam
paign of Education and Wrestling
With a New-Fangled Election Law
That Cost an Awful Lot of Money
Blocks of Five Changed to Blocks of
One Ladles Want to Take a Hand
in the Active Work of the Campaign
and at the Polls.
srECIAT. TELKGHAM TO TSTE DISfATCH.t
New York, Sept 24. Hon. William
Frank Harrity, Chieftain of the National
Democratic camp, left for Philadelphia this
afternoon. Hon. Thomas Henry Carter
passed the afternoon conferring with Post
matter General John Wanamaker. The
two national camps were left in charge of
others, and with the assistance of outsiders
and of Secretary Charles R. DeFreest, of
Democratic State headquarters and Chair
man Charles W. Hackett, of the republi
can State bureau, they had iun with each
"The ":n "gan in the morning, and was
kept tip until sundown. Mr. Carter's sub
ordinates considered this proposition, which
comes from Maine:
"Here is a suggestion, which, I think, if
followed np might go a great way toward
carrying .New York or other doubtful
States. Organize a ladies' club in each
country town. Have one or two
of the most popular young ladies
from each school district on the committee.
Let them urge each Republican voter to be
present at the polls on election day and ob
tain a pledge from them; let them invite
each Republican to a lunch, which they
shall prepare at come place near to the poll
ing booth, and let them see to it that the
lunch is there, even if it be nothing more
than sandwiches and coffee."
The Proposition Favorably Considered.
Mr. Carter's lieutenants gave the propo
sition the benefit of exhaustive consultation,
and afterward announced: "The scheme
has peculiar merits, and many a voter,
should election day be cold and rainy,
wonld find the inconvenience of traveling
to the polls modified by the consciousness
that there was something hot there to eat
and drink and agreeable people to serve it"
It is very probable that in the upper
counties like St Lawrence and Jefferson,
the scheme will be put into operation. All
the prettiest girls in the counties will be
invited to put on their prettiest bibs and
tuckers and attend booths ereoted outside
of the prescribed distance from the polls
demanded by the ballot reform law. At the
next meeting of the National Republican
Executive Committee the subject will be
further discussed. Maybe Dave Hill will
think it comes'under the bribery statutes.
A Circular That Raised a Row. ,
Chairman Hackett's circular to "earnest
and sincere Republicans" in the State
raised a fuss to-day. This document reads:
BrrcBLiCAS State Com mittex, )
Fifth Avenue Hotel,
New Ions, Sept. 20.)
Deab Sin I know you are an active, earn
est and sincere Republican, and that Repub
lican success In the coming election Is dear
to your heart. It Is tbe desire of the New
York State Republican Committee to be per
mitted to request you to do some particular
service for the Republican cause from time
to time durint: the canvass. Such service
will call for the exercise of discretion and
the ability to keep It a secret Are yon will
ing to undertake such duty to help secure
Ilepublican success? If you are willing to
do so. send me the name or a' Democrat
among your acquaintances whom you
believe can be Induced to vote the Repub
lican tlctet this falL If more than one,
give their names and place your
letter in the Inclosed envelope. Please
sign the list -with your full name and post
office address, plainly written. You may be
sure that any service you maybe able to
"Tender will not be forgotten. LetTne hear
from you by re turn mall. Truly yours,
CT W. Hackett,
..Chairman Executive Committee.
Hacketrs Answer to His Critics.
Mr. Hackett, in replying to criticisms on
the circular, made a formal statement de
Waring: "This is a campaign of education,
and it was my purpose to find out every
Democrat who might be converted, and try
to educate him to Republican ideas. There
is no hint of money in my circular. I
wanted to fit good Republicans
to help me convert Democrats in their local
ities. That is all the circular means. The
request to keep the work secret was made
(imply because 1 did not with the Demo
cratic managers to know what we were
doing. Campaign work of an educational
nature must be conducted secretly in cases
of this kind."
Mr. Hackett said farther: 'Inerer for an
. instant thought that a Democratic voter in
the State conld be bribed. It appears from
some Ot the criticisms heaped upon me, be
cause of tho circular, that our opponents
are semewh&t sensitive on the subject"
IIow Tammany Docs the Same Thing.
As a further reply to the criticisms on
Hackett, the following, copied from an
original circular, was handed out!
TAiiMAKt Hall, New York, Sept 24.
Deab Sin The Tammany General Com
mittee, of New York, will furnish this year,
as it always has, the principal means neces
sary to carry on the national, Stato and
county campaign In this city. Hie new
ballot reform law, with Its many
changes and alteration, in tile details
of which our citizens are not yot fully in
formed, and the added labor, ft Prestdntat
contest, fraught with the highest import
ance to the Interests or the whole oountrv,
wilt make the conduct of tho election by
this organization more difficult and mote
expensive than usual.
The necessity of educating all tho voters
or this city up to a perfect understanding of
the new law and Its numerous amendments,
so that no voter will or shall bo disfran
chised or embarrassed In the exer
cise or his right to vote, makes
it the duty of this organi
zation to provide means for a
distribution of printed copies of the law,
and lor a thorough understanding of tho
working of its details. This organization
Has been engaged in that labor during the
past year, and proposes to continue it this
year until election d.ty. It will provide
paster ballots and simple ballots, and send
the sanib to each voter In tho cityi the
necessary bills and men to distribute the
same will also be furnished, and all the de
tails necessary to tho practical arrange
ments Tor election will bo attended to by
Other Things Cost Lots of Money.
Furthcrmoic, meetings will be held, the
names of candidates will be advertised, and
every foreign-born citizen entitled to tho
same will be naturalized without cost in
order that every citizen entitled to vote
may be protected in the exercise of his fran
chise. In addition to this, it is intended to
furnish such atd and assistance as may be
requited by the Assembly district commit
tee. The great importance of tho contest in this
city, which may determine tile result In the
State and in tho nation, and tho large ex
pense necessary, that measures may be
adopted for the purpose mentioned above,
compel this organization to solicit pecu
niary aid from persons not identified with
local, county or State organizations.
In view of your recognized attachment to
our cause, we take the liberty to solicit from
you sudli contribution as you may leel dis
posed to make for the purposes above men
tioned, and assure you of the economical,
Judicious and legitimate disbursement of
the same. Mr. Daniel AI. Donegan, whoso
fddress is 1177 Third avenue, or Tammany
Hall, the authorized collector of the com
mittee, will wait on you personally and will
receive any sum you may be disposed to
subscribe. You can make your check paya
ble to him. Very respectfully yours,
Chairman of Finance Committee, Tammany
Democratic Criticism of Mr. Hackett
.Secretary De Freest tries to make capital
ont of the Hackett circular, as follows:
"Mr. Hackett says iu explanation of his
'confidential' circular that his scheme of
voters, 'one in a block' as an improvement
on the 'blocks of five' of 1888, is part of 'an
educational campaign,' and merely to get
addresses to send them circulars and docu
ments. Let s see: If this is the simple,
innocent purpose of the circular, why should
it be marked 'confidential?' What is there
confidential about the distribution of docu
ments and circulars printed by the hendred
thousand? Why should the getting of ad
dresses for documents be 'such service' as
'will call for the exercise of diseretion and
the ability to keep a secret?'
"Whv should there be secrecy about any
such plain, open and legitimate way of
'inducing' converts to vote the Republican
ticket? Look at the pains that are taken to
insure privacy: 'Place your letter in the
inclosed envelope.' Why should there be,
for any legitimate and open service which
any good party man would be willing to
render voluntarily, so explicit a pledge as
'you may be sure that any service you may
render will not be forgotten.'
Still Harping on Blocks of Five.
"No person having knowledge of Repub
lican political methods in the past can place
any other construction upon the letter than
that it is in accordance with the policy of
'blocks of five' management unless, in
deed, the Republican headquarters is run
by people foolish enongh to needlessly sub
ject themselves to suspicion and invite con
demnation over their own signatures 'in
confidential correspondence' with persons
willing to make it public Mr. Hackett's
actions in connection with this matter will
be very closely watched. The Democratic
State Committee is in a position to ascer
tain every step that Hackett takes, and the
first attempt to violate the law will be met
by the punishment of the violator, no mat
ter who he may be. We do not propose to
have any 'blocks of five' scheme worked in
this State this fall."
Hostilities will be suspended during
church time to-day. The convention of
Democratic clubs will be held October 4
and 5 in the Academy of Music, and not in
the Industrial building on Lexington ave
nue, as was contemplated. The change is
made because the Industrial building will
not be ready in time, The parade of the
clubs proposed for the evening of October
4 has been abandoned. One of the reasons
given for abandoning the parade is the near
approach of the great Columbian parades,
and the fact that the stands that have been
erected on Fifth avenue are under control
of the State authorities, by whom their
erection has been authorized, and that these
structures could not be used for any other
purpose than that for which they were
LOTS OP NOISE COMING.
Both State Chairmen Busy Over the New
Ballots-Specimens to Be Submitted to
Voters Everywhere Heeder Says Carter
Is Confident Harrison's a Winner.
Philadelphia, Sept 2t Special
Democratic State Chairman J. Marshall
Wright handled a big official pink tint
Baker ballot quite easily at Democratic
headquarters to-day, the first one received
from the State Department, and the bulky
affair was inspected by a number of enrioas
eyes, in tne squares at the end ot the
names was a blue pencil cross mark indicat
ing the voters' preference placed there by
the Chairman, of course, as a starter in the
line of instruction and a number of the
ballots have already been forwarded to
Democratic county chairmen, to enable
them to begin kindergarten exercises In
Totine in their districts as soon as possible.
"It is not so hard, after all," said Chair
man Wright, "only something new from
-what we have been accustomed to, and if
the voters do not understand the departure
from former methods it will not be the
fault of these headquarters."
Chairman Reeder returned from his cus
tomary weekly trip to Republican National
headquarters early in the day, and met
visitprs in bright and smiling fashion.
Ever since National Chairman Carter's per
sonal letter to Sub-Treaiurer Walters,
directing hfm to turn over all assessments
from Pennsylvania officeholders to Chair
man Reeder, there has been more cash to
work with, and the treasury is growing
nicely in volume.
The same official pink tint ballot paid its
respects to the General, and he seemed t
regard it with muoh satisfaction. In fact
he declared that he could not be suited
better, This week General EeederwillL.die,
scatter the specimen ballot evervwhere over
the State, together with copies of a pamphlet
explaining in detail the workings of the
Baker ballot bill. The County Chairmen in
turn will distribute the ballots to the com
mitteemen, whose duty it will be to act as
instructors among the voters.
'Chairman Carter has no doubt of success
In the Western States, and is sure that the
States Harrison carried in 1888 he will carry
in 1692, East as well as West," laid Gen
eral Reeder. "That much I infer from my
talks with him. In our own State the cam
paign is one of education, necessarily so be
cause ,of the new ballot, but the noise Is
coming. There will bs plenty of speakers
and lota of life in the next few weeks."
SECOND ROUND FOR PECK.
His Lawyer Becnros a Continuance of His
Case Till the Civil Suit Is Decided-Mr.
Peck Hints That He Has Other Figures
His Enemies Won't like.
Albany, Sept 24. Special Labor
Commissioner Peck's counsel, E. J. Mee
gan, again foiled District Attorney Eaton
and bis coadjutors in their attempt to-day
to bring the commissioner to trial on the
criminal charge of destroying public docu
ments. Attorney Meegan even succeeded
in having the plea of Mr. Peck to the in
dictment sent in by the grand jury deferred
until after the case of Anderson against
Peck to compel the latter to pro
duce the papers now alleged to hare
been burned has been "argued. Mr.
Meegan, as he had agreed, produced Com
missioner Peok before the County Court of
Sessions at II o'clock this morning. The
District Attorney read the indictment and
called unon Peck for a plea. The commis
sioner started to plead not guilty, when his
counsel stopped hint with a wave of the
hand and asked Judge Clutc to defer the
plea till 3 r. M. next Wednesday, a day
which is after the date set for E. Ellery
Anderson's case, and a dav before that set
for hearing the criminal charge against
Peck before 'Police Justice Guttmann.
Judge Clute granted the request, the An
dersonites swallowed their chagrin, and
Commissioner Peck's former bondsmen,
Messrs. Thomas Cowell.andR. L. Annesley,
came forward and qualified again in the sum
of 1,000 each.
Labor Commissioner Peck was seen here
to-day, on his way to court At 10:50 he
entered the courtroom, accompanied by
his counsel, E. J. Meegan; his stenographer,
Albert Rogers, and one of the clerks in the
Labor Bureau, W. J. Rogers. The quartet
smiled as they greeted the newspaper men
and others who were waiting for them.
To The Dispatch reporter he said he
nan no news about his report It had been
given to the public pretty fully. "But,"
said he, "you know that only a part of it
has been published. I don't believe these
fellows who are after me will like the other
parts of the report any better than tbey do
the first part The more they investigate
my sources of information tha less pleased
they will be, if they are looking for evi
dence of calamity in operations of a whole
some protective' tariff. It is very evident
to my mind that that Anderson committee
did not want the details they asked for.
All they wanted was to have me refuse to
let them see the names, a thing they very
well knew I would not do."
PE0UD OF POWDEELY'S C0UBSE.
People's Party Leaders Are Glad He Hasn't
Gone Sack on Them.
Washington, Sept 24. SptdA,
Two events have stirred the supporters of
the people- party in this city to nnwonted
gossip to-day. One is the withdrawal , of
Candidate Weaver from his Georgia cam
paign, with his letter putting the-State"to
disgrace because of the impossibility 'of free
speech and fair play, and the other is the
formal declaration of General Master Work
man Powderly, of the Knights of Labor,
tbat he will support and vote for the candi
dates of the People's party Weaver and
"This is a pretty good day's work," said
Mr. Dunning, editor of the organ of the
People's party, the Rational Watchman, to
The Dispatch correspondent to-day.
"The announcement of Mr. Powderly is
new proof that the working people ot the
country are waking up to the fact that they
have nothing to gain from adherence to the
old parties, and that they are merely made
the tools ot politicians and officeseekers.
The labor leader who refuses to come out
for the People's party will run the risk of
sunenng the very logical deduction that he
is more in the pay of one of the old parties
rather than devoted, heart and soul, to the
cause of those who are oppressed by the
monopoly of the means ot" production and
transportation. Our party is in excellent
shape. It could not be in better. You can
look out for surprisiLg results in November,
even in your own State of Pennsylvania."
STEVEHEON SPEAKS AT DAHVILLE.
The Sonth Still Listens to tho Democratic
Candidate for Vice President
Danville, Va., Sept. 24. Hon. A. E.
Stevenson, Democratic candidate for the
Vice Presidency, spoke here to
day to a great concourse of peo
ple.JJThe city was profusely decorated
and a long pro-ession of enthusiastic Demo
crats paraded the streets. General Steven
son had a triumphant ovation. After
the parade the crowd went to
the Tabernacle and heard a forceful
speech from Mr. Stevenson, who was intro
duced by ex-congressman Cabell, his per
sonal friend. His speech was confined
chiefly to discussion ot the tariff and force
bill, and was patiently heard by 4,000 or
Holmes Conrad followed General Steven
son,, and madp a most impressive speech.
To-night Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson held a re
ception at the Oronoco Club rooms, and
many ladies and gentlemen called and paid
their respects. Mr. Stevenson to-day tele
graphed Senator Hill a personal message of
thanks for the little speech at Brooklyn.
BLAINE HEARTILY CHEERED
At a Sleeting Where McEinley Happened
to Mention Reciprocity.
Wilmington, Del., Sept 24. Five
thousand people heard Governor McKinley,
of Ohio, expound the doctrine of protection
in the Wilmington rink to-night The
building was crowded to suffocation.
During his speech the Major had occasion
to refer to the reciprocity measure, and, al-
tnougn ne am noi mention xiiaine s name,
the audience did, and heartily cheered the
Cleveland's Letter Coming This Week.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Sept 24. Mr.
Cleveland has been devoting considerable
time during the past week to the prepara
tion, of his letter of acceptance, and on being
asked to-day when it might be expected re
plied that it was now so far completed that
he could safely promise that it wonld be
given to the public by the middle of next
"Five Men at the Whipping Post
Wilmington, Del, Sept 24. Four
negroes and one white man were whipped
at New Castle to-day in the presence of
about 300 spectators, including a tew
carious visitors from Philadelphia, Chester,
New York and Baltimore.
-A Suicide After a Jilting.
'Reading, Sept 24. William Homan, a
hack driver, proposed marriage to Mies
Maggie Haggerty, aged 18, to-day, and was
refused. He then drew a revolver and fired,
a bullet into his breast .tie will probably
PUT GILMORE DEAD
The Illustrious Band Leader
Dies Suddenly at St.
Louis, Where He Was
PLAYING AN ENGAGEMENT.
Had Just Been Appointed Musical
Director of the World's Pair.
CHOLERA MORBUS KILLED HIM.
Fearing a Plague Scare lie Asked That tb.6
Cause Be Concealed.
A SKETCH OP HI8 BRILLIANT CAREER
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DIBPATCrt.l
St. Louis, Sept 24 Prof. Patrick Sars
field Gilmore, the great impresario, died at
his apartments on the third floor of the
Llndell Hotel at G:45 o'clock this evening.
At 3 o'clock this morning he was seized with
an attack of cholera morbus, brought on by
acute indigestion, which, combined with a
cardiac affection, caused his death.
His wife, his daughter Minnie, and Drj.
H. H. Mudd, James A Scott, Gustav
Baumgarten and W. A. Fischet were at his
bedside. For weeks he has been suffering
from palpitation of she heart, and even last
year he complained of a weakness in that
Last night, he was informed of his ap
pointment as direotor of music at the
World's Fair, and this probably aided the
dissolution. At 5 o'clock he rallied some,
but he at once lost consciousness
and passed away. Among his last words
were a caution nit to let the people know
that he had had cholera morbus, for fear of
causing a scare 'and interfering with the
fall festivities here.
The Players Sob Like Children.
At first the report of his death was not
believed. His band was playing at the
Exposition under the direction of Assistant
Director Charles Freudenvoll, and
when the sad news was borne them
tuany of the -elder members broke
down andlTtobbed like children.
The concert was immediately stopped and
the audience gathered In groups, discussing
the sad feature of the Exposition. For a
time big excitement prevailed. It is
thought the band will continue under Freu
Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore was born near
Dublin on Christmas Day, 1829. When his
school days were over he was apprenticed
to a merchant in Athlone, but bis love for
music bad made him a member of the Ath
lone Band. When 18 years old, Gilmore
came to this conntry. In 1853 he organized
in Boston what has since been known as
GUmore's Band, the one with which he has
given concerts all 'over this country and
over half of Europe.
He Enlists In the War.
Gilmore and his band were with Burn
side in the Carolinas in the first two years
of the war. After the war Gilmore returned
to Boston, and thee, in 1871, he held the
great Peace Jubilee which made his name
famous among the bandmasters of the world.
Next year he organized another, of an
international character, foreign nations be
ing asked to take part. It was given in a
building holding 100,000 people. The
chorus numbered 20,000 and 2,000 trained
musicians took part
With his jubilee honors heaped upon him
Gilmore came to-New York, and, adding to
his original organization, formed his
famous military band, no.w known as
Gilniore's Twentv-second Regiment Band.
With this band" he visited in 1878 the
various capitals of Europe, taking prizes at
band concerts in several ot them. Of late
years, as everybody knows, Mr. Gilmore
was identified with the summer concerts at
LIFE SAVED BY A CLERGYMAN.
A Toronto Lady's jiliracaloas Escape From
an Awful Fall at Niagara.
NIAOAT.A Falls, Sept 24. Special
One of the most astonishing accidents,
which came near beine fatal, occurred here
on the new suspension bridge this after
noon. A party from Toronto, consisting of
Mrs. Grimason, her two daughters,
Rev. John Ramsay, of Ireland, and
two other gentlemen, were walking
across the bridge lrom the Ameri
can to the Canadian side when Mrs.
Grimason. who weighs probablv 200 pounds.
slipped off the edge of the narrow footwalk
which is raised 'several inches from the
roadway, and pitched toward the edge of
the bridge. In her struggle to regain her
feet she pitched down over the edge and
between the iron stays. Her death seemed
sure, but her body and feet caught between
the lower girder and the gaspipe which
crosses the bridge. .
Rev. Mr. Ramsay, quick as a flash,
jnmped to the railing and over it, and,
grasping a cable, let himself down to the
lowest girder, where the unfortu
nate woman was hantring head first
toward the gorge, '16b feet below.
He grasped the woman and clung to her,
while Chief of Police Tom Young and bridge
officials, with bystanders, lowered ropes
and pulled both up. The woman was com
pletely prostrated from her accident, and
her escape was miraculous.
Count Mitklewlcz Oat of One Scrape.
Nrw Yobk, Sept 24. Recorder Smyth
has dismissed the indictment against Count
Eugene Mitkiewicz, who has been promi
nent in connection with alleged Chinese
concessions, in General Sessions yesterday.
The indictment was found December 10,
1863, and charged him with grand larceny.
Twenty-Five Missionaries to Sail To-Bay.
Boston, Sept 24. Twenty-five new Bap
tist missionaries will sail on the steamer
Pavonia to-morrow afternoon for foreign
fields of labor. The party includes 16 for
the Telegu mission, India, two for Arsam,
four for Barman and three for the Congo,
Close of the Encampment WlOva Ball.
Washtnoxon, Sept 24. The Grand
iArmy Encampment jfeefcwMbropb.tt ft
Patrick SanJUtd Gamore.
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THE 8AOH OTt G RAT GABLES MUST SB
fitting close to-night by an informal reunion
of the comrades still in the city on board the
ship Kearsarge in the President's grounds.
The reception, which was largely attended,
was followed by dancing lasting till mid
night Mrs. Manderson, of Nebraska, was
Chairman of the Reception Committee.
WHAT PEARY LEARNED.
HE INSISTS HE FOTOD GBEEWLAND'S
NOKTH ICE CAP.
His Priceless Collection of Flora and Fauna
to Be Placed on Exhibition at Once
VerhoefTs Sister Certain Her Brother Is
Yet Alive and Well.
Philadelphia, Sept. 24. Special
The priceless collection of flora and fauna
that Lieutenant Peary and his party amassed
in Greenland was removed to-day in five
large drays to the Academy of Nat
ural Sciences, where it will be
formally opened and inspected next
Tuesday by the United State's
customs officials. Lieutenant Peary is still
in the city awaiting bis mother, who will
join him at the Lafayette Hotel, but the
explorer's wife left this morning on an
early train for Washington. The explorer
thus summarized his trip to-day at the
Academy of Natural Sciences:
"I have determined absolutely the limit
of the Northern Greenland ice -cap and the
northern extension of the mainland. I have
shown that the lands north of Victoria In
let are detached-masses, simi'r to-those at
Greenland's southern extremity. I have
amassed a complete collection of the flora
and fauna of the country I traversed, and I
have made a complete survey of Enelefield
What little could be learned of the miss
ing Verhoeft to-day goes to verify his sis
ter's belief in his life and safety. He is
said to have been an unusually intelligent
and vigorous young man, with a marvelous
capacity for enduring the cold. He was
wont to wander about on the coldest
davs, when his companions r were
completely lost in furs, clad in
only ordinary clothes. He would
often undress and plungeMnto the pools that
lay between the ice masses, swimming abont
in water-that was freezing while he swam.
He seemed determined to become as thor
oughly inured to the climate as the natives
themselves. He would sleep with the
brown-skinned Esquimaux in their huts.
TE5 MONTHS FOB ALBEET C00LEY.
He Is Sentenced for a Crime He
lnltted Nine Years Ago.
UNIONTOWN, Sept 24. Special Al
bert Cooley, who was recently convicted of
unlawful cutting, stabbing and wounding
Henry Kyle nine years ago, was sentenced
to-day to ten months in the penitentiary by
His attorney presented a petition signed
by 250 residents of the county, testifying to
his good character, and setting forth their
belief that Albert had in no way aided the
gang. Two petitions were alto presented
to the Conrt, setting forth that he had
aided the gang. These were signed by
about 100 people.
WIELDED HIS WOODEN LEO.
A Crippled Convict Heads a Desperate Mu
tiny in a West Virginia Prison.
Huntington, W. Va., Sept. 24. Spe
cial The ten prisoners sentenced to the
penitentiary yesterday, awaiting transfer
from the county jail here, plotted to assault
the jailer and escape last night The jailer,
Levi Jones, got a tip and tried to thwart
the prisoners by confining them in separate
cells. They, in turn, suspected the turn
key's purpose and resisted separation.
"Peggy" Kelly, a one-legged prisoner,
led the revolt Kelly unstrapped his
woodenleg and fought savagely with the
novel weapon, nearly overpowering the
turnkey. 'Kelly was finally conquered, and
the convicts corralled in separate quarters.
A MADMAN AND A BISHOP.
Covington's Prelate Assaulted at His Resi
dence by a Mysterious Visitor.
Cincinnati, Sept 24. A mysterious in
cident took place this afternoon at the
Catholio episcopal residence in Covington,
Ky. A stranger with the appearance of a
madman called and asked to see Bishop
Mass. The colored porter directed him to
the bishop's room.
When the Bishop opened the door, he
received a heavy blow in the face frpm the
stranger's fist, with not a word of explan
ation. A second and fiercer blow knocked
the Bishop senseless. The stranger then
turned to leave the house. The porter
tried to stop him with a hatchet, But the
man drew a revolver and made good his
escape. Bishop Maa bad no knowledge of
the man nor of his motive.
DIED BY AN OPEN BIBLE.
A Swedish Laborer at Beaver Shaves Him
self and Cats His Throat.
Beaveb, Sept 24. Special Yon Yon
son, a Swedish laborer who has been in poor
health for Bome time and iras recently dis
charged from the hospital, committed sui
cide this afternoon in his boarding kouse.
Securing a razor, he shared himself, and
standing before a mirror out bis throat from
ear to ear. When found he was lying in a
pool of blood under the-mirror with life ex
tinct An open Bible rested on the ohalr near
him. No letters were found, and it is pos
sible that continued ill health' afi eoted his
ij&0rj7ssr xsssyjir - ex-.4 ""
THAT LETTER DOESN'T COME.
BEfrLACINO A PEW PLANKS MADS
NO HOPE IS HELD ODT
By the Physicians in Attendance
Upon the President's Wiie.
THE CASE A DISTRESSING ONE.
Harrison Kever Able to Stand
Strain Fat Upon Her.
WASHINGTON SOCIAL LIFE A BDRDEN
J Washington, Sept 24. Though Mrs.
Harrison does not seem to have suffered
by her removal from the cottage at Loon
Lake to her old rooms at the White House,
the doctors give no hope for her recovery.
She is exceedingly weak, as was to be ex
pected after the delicate operations neces
sary for the withdrawal of deposits of
mucus from the lung cavity.
The case is a most distressing one, and
has undoubtedly been greatly aggravated
by the attention which the patient has per
sistently given to the social forms of her
position as wile of the President The
deaths of estimable wnmen, and men at
well, from the faithful observance of these
old forms wnich a future and more semlble
society will dispense with as being same
thing worse than foolisL, are legion. ' -Never
Able to Stand Such a Strain.
At no time simce she has been an inmate
of the Executive Mansion has the Presi
dent's rife had the physical strength to
pass through a single one of these great re
ceptions without deplorable exhaustion.
Olttn in the midst of one of them she has
exhibited such extreme nervousness that it
seemed impossible she could go on to the
end. They hare probably shortened her
life by many years. Their trying ordeal
deprived the face of Mrs. Cleveland of its
delicate hnes of youth and health, and
many a brilliant young woman of the
official families has been sent to her grave
with two or three seasons of the physical
strain, the bad air of inner rooms and the
cold draughts of halls.
While everyone hopes for the best in the
case of Mrs. Harrison, it is apparent to
everyone that the coming season in the
inner official circles will be one ofextrenie
quiet, if not of gloom. With the most
gratifying results expected by the doctors
It is admitted by them to be certain that
Mrs. Harrison will not be able to engage in
any of the social prescriptions of her posi
tion during the now opening season, with
her health constantly in doubt, or if the
worst should happen, the White House
would be practically closed.
An Administration Unfortunate Socially.
The social side of the administration of
Mr. Harrison seems to be peculiarly unfort
unate. At frequent intervals, beginning
with the terrible catastrophe by fire to the
family of Secretary Tracy, a cloud of deep
est gloom has settled over the "official
family" of the President, and notably by
the successive deaths in the home circle of
Secretary Blaine. The social life of this
administration has therefore been the quiet
est for long years, affecting not onlv the
movement social but the movement finan
cial and the corresponding fall of the busi
It is a peculiar phase of Washington life
that a quiet administration is not liked by
tbe class whose welfare depends on the lib
eral spending of money, and to them gloom
in the inner official circle means gloom in
the region of their finances. Of course,
this is a trivial phase of the matter, but to
a large number of people it is a very im
portant consideration, and it is almost im
possible not to mention it, as it is forever
upon these tongues whose wagging is in
spired by the local atmosphere.
General Gardner said to-night that there
was really nothing to say about Mrs. Harr
ison's condition, except that it is just about
the same as it has been sinee her return
from Loon Lake, and what slight change
has occurred is in the direction of improve
ment There has been no reproduction of
nuia in tne cnest cavity, and what re
mained there since the last operation seems
to have been absorbed by natural process.
Mrs. Harrison was somewhat restless last
night, from nervousness, but has had a
fairly good sleep to-day. It is not likely
that any decided change in her condition,
one way or the other, will occur for several
days, if not weeks.
NON-UNION MEN FIGHT.
Two Bows In the Lawrence Mo District
The labor troubles at the Carnegie Mills
were the cause of at least two rows on Vera
avenue last night The first row was be
tween Walter J. Derkerski, an alleged non
union man, and Thomas Murphy, a stoke,
who got into an altercation, in the midst of
which the police put in an appearance and
both men were sent to the lockup.
A short time later Frank Raleski, John
Nates and Joseph Broakei,, three Poles, all
of whom are non-union workmen, got into a
row at the corner of Twentr-eighth street
The men at first amused themselves by
calling each other scabs," and finally came
to blows, a free for all fight resulting. The
police appeared in time to prevent any
serious trouble, and the trio were arrested.
No Viking Ship for the Fair.
CHBiSTrANA, Sept 24. A communica
tion from the Government to the United
gtateajraj received, to-dajriaakip thloaaJLciErrinc Gossan uj6aaTTicaaJJLsSiet'"'l
CHICAGO WITH BOMB OF HIS OW3
of the old viking ship found at Gogs
tad 'for the World's Fair. The United
States Government offers to send a warship
to convey the viking ship to America. The
University authorities, who have charge of
it, are not inclined to accede to the request
A WEEK OP WRECKS
CLOSES BY A ItAJXJtOAD DISASTER
WITH NINE LIVES LOST.
An Iowa Fast Freight Crashes Into the
Caboose of a Construction Train Seven
Bodies Recovered and at Least Two
Others Are Missing.
Mason Citt; Ia., Sept 24. Seven dead
bodies already recovered and three injured
is the result of a railroad wreck which
occurred at New Hampton to-day. A con
struction crew about 10 a. ir. pulled into
New Hampton on the main track and
stopped to do some work. The through
freight was a little behind time and was
running on orders not to stop at New
The road enters New Hampton from the
north, but within 60. rods makes a turn,
going directly east This makes a bad
curve, and it is rendered still worse by a
grove which shuts out vision until within
40 rods of the station. 'When within about
ten rods from the caboose of the construc
tion tram, the freight engineer saw the
peril confronting him, and, thoutingjo his
nreman.to jump, he reversed the lever and
both left the engine. It was just in time to
save'their lives, for a moment later the
engine smashed into the caboose, fairly
splitting it in two, and the engine, caboose
and three cars were piled up in a promis
cuous mass. The engine was buried in
three feet of earth.
In the caboose of the construction train
were at least 12 persons, and 6- of these
were killed outright, 1 has since died, 3
are dangerously injured and 2 are unac
counted for. It is thought very probable
that the latter are bnried under the wreck
age. It is known tbat one more man is
under the engine, for a part of him can be
seen, and before morning it is thought tbat
his body will bo recovered. A part of the
wearing apparel of a lady has been taken
out, and it is thought she may be buried
under the wreck.
M. McNamara, a traveling man from In
dependence, was one of the killed. The re
maining six have not yet been identified,
and there was nothing on their persons by
which they could be identified.
AGAIN THE EACE WAS,
Arkansas Negroes Excited Over a Murder
and a Number of Arrests.
Pine Bluff, Aek., Sept 24. The race
war is still on in Calhoun county. Yester
day afternoon a negro, while gathering
corn in the company of two white men, was
mnrdered near the place of last week's
trouble. It is supposed the crime was com
mitted by two white men recently on trial
for hog stealing, against whom the victim
was the principal witness.
Excitement runs high and tbe negroes are
making many threats against their white
neighbors. Several negroes have been ar
rested the past few days for complicity in
last week's raid, and the arrests, also,
bave a tendency to inflame the colored peo
ple. Last night 300 vonng white men
guarded the jail at Malvern all night, it
having been reported tbe negroes would at
tempt to release the prisoners.
Military Honors lor the Dead General.
Washington, Sept 24. General Scho
field has given orders that full military hon
ors be observed on the occasion of the fun
eral of Major General Pope, and has di
rected that all the regular troops at Jeffer
son barracks, St Louis, act as a military
escort The usual general order to the
army will be issued early next week.
TOE DISPATCH DIRECT0RT.
Tbe issue of Tin Dispatch to-day consists
of 20 pages made up in two parts. The table
below shows the contents of the second part:
BCABLZT FXVZS IS LONDOX. ITOBSIOX KITS,
Gossip or Politics Charles T. Murray
SKALI. ADVXBTISEXXXTB, CLASSIrrxD.
llRAXATic Domes Hepburn John j
Nrws of soasTT. thz Music Woblo.
SHOPPING Yx Paris Mary Temple Bayard
A CHILD'S LuxcnBASKiT....Margaret H. "Welch
Pood ln Small SPACt. -BeseBiche
axono tux Amatkcbs Horace J. Hill
Oil ox Batlboads Frank G. Carpenter
an ABizoSATsAOSDr ConnDojle
Sctencx or KABTnQCAKxs Cvrns C. Adams
KAJtMTT.is SurnsME. .Barns R. Wilson
Thz Liabs of Jatax Ell Perkins
Fighting the ChOLEea.j Baron De Grim
asking Questions ....Bev. George Hodsres
Patxxted Bat Tbafs. Stobt or colcxbus'
Quaint FHlLOSOPirr Nixon Waterman
2iotis and Quzbtxs.
Tot Mabket Reports. oil Field News
Thz Gband Abut. Nrws or Tax Coubts
REE' FOR SIX DAE
uses of Asiatic Choi-
eveloped in New
York Since Sept. 19.
SANDY HOOK IS HEALTHY,-
The Ontlook in Berlin Begin3 to Be'
Eeallj Serious at Last.
ITS WATER SUPPLY IS INFECTED.
Surgeon General Hamilton Recommend!
Changes at Camp Loir.
RIOTS AMONG THE IGNORANT POLES
New YOBS, Sept 24. There has not
been a true case of cholera in this city since
September 19. Three more steamships have
arrived from cholera-infected districts, bnt,
contrary to the expectations of the health
officials, they are free from sickness. They
were the Folaria, from Stettin; La Tour
aine, from Cherbourg, and Rhaetio, from
At Camp Low, Sandy Hook, the camp
census at 2 r. m. Is as follows: Total pas
sengers received, 044; released officers and
crew of German steamers, 5; passengers re
leased to-day, 548; died in camp, 3; leaving
3S8 passengers now here. No new cases of
sickness are reported and all now ill are
reported to be doing well. Surgeon Hamil
ton has made a long report to the Secretary
of the Treasury in regard to the quarantine
station here, -which concludes with the fol
lowing general remarks:
Should the Government at any time take
this for a permanent station, a wall di
rectly across the Hook to the Atlantic,
marking tho east and west boundaries of
the quarantine, would obviate tbe necessity
of a military guard and give access to tha
cedar grove back of the camp, which wonld
increase the facilities for tbe recreation of
those detained. A crematory should be
built in tbe vicinity or tbe hospital. Ic
is obvious tbat tbe establishment of
this camp met a necessity arisine from tbe
great number of Immigrants from infocted
ports massed In the harbor of Xew Tork.
There is no question of the power of Con
gress to legislate in the matter of national
quarantine. It is inconceivable that one
State alone should continue to conduct pro
tectfve measures according to its own meth
ods, witbont regard rp the wishes of other
States, when all have common interests and
are mutually lnter-dependent.
At Hoffman and Swinburne Islands
everything was reported well. All was
well, also, on board the Scandia and Bo
hemia. The steerage passengers of the
Normannia were released from Camp Low,
which is now only occupied by those ot the
Mrs. Wanamaker was on board the Hamburg-American
steamer, Augusta Victoria.
Her husband, the Postmaster General, ac
companied by the President's son-in-law,
Mr. McKee, and other lriends, came down
the bay on board the revenue cutter, Wash
ington, to meet her. They did not. get her
release, and Mrs. Wanamaker and her.,
family must remaiji. on.1 buntil V
steamer goes, lip, which wlu - .traorro
TWO NEW SUSPECTS.
One of Them Creates a Sensation Among
tho Denizens of the Bowery.
New Yoke, Sept 24. There was a gen
uine cholera scare to-night on the Bowery,
which cansed a crowd of at least
1,500 to collect around the lat
est supposed victim of the plague,
who lay on the sidewalk for nearly two
hours before the "yellow ambulance" came
and took the sick man to the "Floating
Hospital." He is Samuel Machinsky,
21 years old, a clerk employed on
Broadway and residing at No. 1,898 East
Houston street He was stricken with a
vomiting spell at the comer of Bowery and
Houston street, and when the regular am
bulance arrived the surgeon refused to take
him, saying he was a proper case for the
Board of Health.
John Galvin, another suspect, was taken
from the filthy rear tenement at No. 52?
West Twenty-eighth street, and a butcher
whose name could not be learned wasfonnd
with symptoms akin to cholera at No. 323
First avenue. The latter men were taken
to the Reception Hospital.
WHERE THE PLAGUE RAGES.
The Very Latest News of Its Spread in Va
rious Parts of Europe.
The following are the latest cholera bul
letins from Europe:
Paris In this city yesterday 34 fresh
cases of cholera and 17 deaths from the dis
ease were reported to the authorities. In
Havre during the same time there were 13
Iresh cases andiu deaths.
Riga, Russia Up to Wednesday there
had been 16 cases of cholera and 8 deaths
from the disease at Boldereaux, a village a
few miles from here.
St. Petersburg Nineteen new cases
of cholera and 11 deaths were reported here
yesterday. This is a decrease of 15 cases
and an increase ot 4 deaths compared with
the returns on Thursday. Thirty-six pa
tients in the hospitals recovered and were
ANOTHER PLAGUE RIOT.
Poles Imagine That Officials "Would Poison
and Bury Them. Alive.
St. Petersburg, Sept 24. The popu
lace of Lipsoboki, in the Polish, province of
Ssjdedtz, to-day made a fierce attack upon
officials who had been sent to the place by
order of the Government to inquire into
the matter of the outbreak of cholera there.
The riot was the result of rumors tbat the
officials intended to poison all patients who
were suffering from the disease and bury
the victims before life was extinct
When it was learned the dreaded visitors
had arrived, a large and excited mob be
sieged the officials in the hotel. The crowd
stormed the building, smashing windows
and doors and threatening the lives of the
officials. A body of troops was hurried to
the scene and arrived in time to rescne the
3I0RE SERIOUS IN BERLIN.
Infected Elvers StIU the Greatest Source or
Danger From Cholera.
Berlin, Sept 24. The cholera situation
here looks more serious to-day than it has
at any time. Twelve suspicions cases have
been taken to the Moabit Hospital, and one
ot the patients died a few hours after he
was admitted. The bargeman who was
taken to the hospital Thursday, and who
was thought to bejrecovering, died sudden
ly last night
Prof. Koch says that Stettin is in great
danger, owing to the fact that the Oder
river is infected. The authorities., have
issued a strong order that all vessels arriv
ing at Swinemunde from infected ports
must disinfect their bilge water with quick
lime. Several deaths from cholera have
occurred at Niemunde, 22 miles northwest