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PITTSBURG, J'RIDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1892-TWELYE PAGES.
' NEEDED NOW,
One Speecli From the Maine
3Ian Almost Demanded l)y
His Party Leaders.
CARTER AND CLABKSOtf
Accompany Joe JIanley in a Call on
the Ei-Secretary of State.
Warner Miller and Sam Fessenden to
Add Their Powers of Pursuasion at
Ophlr Farm To-Day Piatt Can't Be
Present Mr. Blaine Feels His Own
Afflictions Keenly, but Sympathizes
With the President in His Sorrow
He Is Anxious to Bo All He Can to
Advance the Interests of Republican
ism A Strong: Article From His Pen
About to Appear One Speech Want
ed From Him at Madison Square
fSrCCIAL TELEGRAM TO TnE DISPATCH.
Isetv York, Oct. 13. Will ex-Secretary
Blaine make a speech for the Republicans
here in Uew York? This was what every
body wants to know at national headquar
ters. The announcement of Mr. Blaine's
arrival at Whitelaw Reid's country home,
Ophir Farm, was not a surprise to
either the Democrats or the Republicans
acquainted with the negotiations that have
been going on with Mr. Blaine within the
last week or two. But the news of Mr.
Blaine's arrival was known only to a few,
and there was no desire to spread it until it
was known just what Mr. Blaine intended
Chairman Carter, Cornelius X. Bliss, Mr.
Manley and General Clarkson visited Mr.
Iteid's home this evening, to confer with
Mr. Blaine. To-morrow ex-Senator
Warner Miller and National Committeeman
Hobart and Sam Fessenden will call upon
Mr. Blaine. Ex-Senator Piatt cannot ac
company them, as the funeral of his rela
tive, John II. Camp, takes place at Lyons
to-morrow afternoon. Mr. Camp was one
of the sturdiest Republicans ot the State
Committee, and Sir. Piatt feels it a duty to
be present at the funeral.
Blaine Sympathizes With Harrison.
At these conferences with Mr. Blaine at
Mr. Eeid's house it will he determined
what the ex-Secretary ot State can do to
help along the canvass of Harrison and
Reid. Mr. Blaine said some time ago that
he had retired from public life forever.
He is on his nay to Washington from Bar
Harbor to spend the winter at his
home there. His own domestic sor
rows have made him keenly appreciable
of the President's affliction. He desires to
doverything within his power to aid the
president in bis present campaign. He has
already prepared an article on the cause of
Republicanism and the present campaign,
which will be printed in the next number
of the A'orth American Jievicw.
Mr. Carter and his associates have asked
Mr. Blaine to make a speech before he goes
to Washington. The idea is to have this
speech made in the Madison Square Gar
den. The demonstration could be post
poned until later in the month, if desired.
Blaine Not Anxious to Speak.
Mr. Blaine is averse to appearing on a
public platform. He feels that he has
earned a rest from his public labor. But
he wishes in some way to emphasize
his utterances made in support of the
Republican ticket since the Minneapolis
convention. It is very well known that
many of his admirers want to hear him
again, either through another letter or by a
speech. While Mr. Blaine does not think
that any further utterance from him is
necessary, he will do everything possible to
oblige the men -who have been his friends
for a quarter of a century, and also those
now engaged in fighting the Republican
The Democrats were just as much inter
ested in learning what Mr. Blaine would do
as the Republicans. To visitors at the two
headquarters it is a mighty enrious ending
of the conventions at Minneapolis and
Chicago. While neither Blaine nor Hill
has called at headquarters, they are consid
ered the trump cards in the battle here in
New York State.
A Little Fire to Warm Up Democrats.
To keep things going at the National
Democratic headquarters a trivial fire made
Hon. James Oliver, sergeant at arms,
dance with anxiety late in the afternoon.
Sparks and smoke came from a chimney
in the rear of the building, and Mr.
Oliver had two engines and two hook and
ladder companies on hand in a jlfiy. The
soot in the chimney had caught fire. Itjras
not two minutes after that the firemen
tame. One of the jokers at headquarters
said that in those two minutes more Tam
many men were inside the building than
had been there since the headquarters were
Ex-Secretary Fairchild made his third
visit of the campaign. He has recently
lost his mother by death at Casenova. Mr.
Fairchild, after a short talk with those in
authority, went to the Victoria Hotel and
discussed matters with Mr. Cleveland. The
decision of the Court of Appeals sustaining
vhe new apportionment was received with
gratification, but without surprise.
Preparing for a Big Parade.
Alexander Meekin, Secretary of the
Business Men's Cleveland and Stevenson
Conference Committee, said to-day that
preparations for a great Democratic
merchants parade were under way. The
parade will probably take place November
B, the Saturday before election day.
The time is approaching, it was said, for
Colonel Swords, the doughty sergeant at
arms at Mr. Carter's bureau, to appear at
the Hofiman House with the usual Dundle
of greenbacks to bet on the Republican na
tional ticket. It is learned (hat Colonel
Swords will be at the hotel Saturday
evening and that back of him will be a num
ber of thousands of dollars. . The Colonel,
when asked about this, said that it was just
possible that he might look in and see bow
the land lay. He believes that Harrison's
election is "a cinch,"as he expresses it
Hamilton Disston, of Philadelphia, has
money already deposited at the Hoffman
House to bet on Harrison, and a Washing
ton syndicate has been formed which has
many thousands behind it Colonel
Swords -will have the placing of the syndi
cate's money, and Colonel Bill Brown and
other nervy ones of the Democratic patty
are invited to be on hand Saturday.
A Strong Protection Document.
A document was sent out td-day from
Republican headquarters which is largely
made up of extracts from English papers,
showing the effect the McKInley bill has
had upon the industries of that coun
try, and the sentiment of the press
upon the subject. The document contains
figures the Jltalto, a London paper, has
taken from the latest Board of Trade re
turns for English exports to the United
States. Among the articles included are
wool, cotton, jute, pig iron, unwrought
steel, tinplate, etc., and the totals set forth
are: For January. 1S91, 11,522,453; Ior
July, 1892, 9.411,1431 The paper speaks
of the figures as "ghastly" and the condi
tion of affairs in Bradford as a "crisis."
Ex-Congressman Dick, of Pennsylvania,
was to-dar giving his views upon the out
come in his State, and said the only ques
ting was upon the size of the majority
that Harrison and lleicl would re
ceive, nnd he placed it in the
vicinity oi 75,000 to 60,000, and expressed
the opinion that the Democrats had no
chance whatever. General Frank A.
Reeder, Chairman of the Pennsylvania
State Committee, was a visitor at national
headquarters to-dar, and was confident of
the general result in favor of the Republi
JOHN JARRETT AROUSED.
He Declares the noinestead Affair Won't
Afreet Political Resales It Is Not a
Question of Torelgn, but Bather of Do
mestic Free Trade.
New YoitK, Oct 13. Special Among
to-day's isitors at Republican beadquai
tcrs was John Jarrett, of Pittsburg, ex
Consul to Birmingham,who said: "The
Homestead trouble doubtless will have
some little effect, because it is not fully un
derstood by the people, but the result of
the election will not be affected. Home
competition, or domestic free trade, caused
the trouble, and not protection. So much
iron and steel is produced in this country,
and the competition is so great, that actu
ally steel billets sold for $22 50 a ton, a
price as low as English steel. "Now, the re
sult was a small reduction was made in the
scale of wages, but even then the wages
were high compared to those ifi England.
"If the question could be fully discussed
and ventilated it would not injure the Re
publican or protection party, but, on the
contrary, would benefit it very much. The
scale of wages paid at Homestead was so
high, compared to English wages, that the
free traders in this countrv do not care to
discuss it. Theotber day I had a talk with
a workingman, and he said that protection
did not raise-vases, but trade unions dii
As I am a trades unionist, and have devotod
years to it, I took issue with him. I cited
England and GermanyTas examples. In
England labor is splendidly organized ip
fact, better than in any other country and
yet no one will pretend to say .that the En
glish labor unions have done much to raise
wages. Look at the difference between Ene-
land and this countrv in the matter of
"Germany, on the contrary, will not per
mit labor organizations to have legal exist
ence. But Germany has done a great deal
to stimulate industries within the past 50
ycirs. It is not pretended, though, that
the wages paid there ere anyways equal to
those paid In this country; And the small
protection in Germany" is no protection
compared to the protection in this country.'
When I .advanced this argument, to-the
workingman he answered that probably I
did not know how high wages Were In Eng
land. Without protection our. wages would
be as low as they are in England and Ger
many, and yet i must confess that trade
unions have proven highly beneficial to its
Mr. Jarrett Baid it was a peculiar fact
that most all the free trade statesmen lived
in the South, and manv of the advocates of
free trade resided in New York.
MAGEE MAKING HEADWAY.
0H Attempts to Bring Abont Fusion In
Alabama Meeting With Snccesrf.
Washington, Oct 13. Telegraphic in
formation received in political circles hero
to-day indicates that the mission of CL
Magee to Alabama, which he has prosecuted
so faithfully, has been much more success
ful than was expected. It is asserted that
he has practically restored harmony among
the Republican factions which disagreed
upon the question of fusion, and that fusion
between the Third rarty people and the
Republicans will be as perfect as could bo
It is believed among Republicans here
that this condition of affairs will result not
only in the election of a number of mem
bers of Congress who will be more friendly
to the Republicans than to the Democrats,
but that, it is possible the Third partv
electors may be successful, and thus "pre
vent the electoral vote of at least "one
Southern State from being thrown to the
New Wilmington to Have -a Blowout.
New Wilmington, Pa., Oct. la Se
rial. There will be a great Republican
meeting here to-morrow afternoon and
evening. Among the speakers will be
Senator Quay, George B. Orladv. General
W. H. Koonz, Hon. & H. Miller, of
Mercer, Hon. Henry Hall, of Sharon, Hon.
J. M. Greer, of Butler, Major Alexander
McDowell and others. The speech-making
will occupy the afternoon, and in the even
ing there will be a parade. Preparations
are making for an immense demonstration.
McKInley Speaks at Cambridge.
Cambridge, O., Oct 13. Special
Governor McKiniey spoke here to-day to
the largest political meeting ever held in
this place. The Opera House could not
hold the crowd and hundreds were turned
away. Every town in the county was rep
resented in the visiting delegations. The
Zanesville Glee Club met the Governor
here and accompanied him to Zanesville,
where he spoke to-night.
Prohibitionists Bally at Harrisburg.
nARElSBOTJG, Oct. 13. Chairman Pat
ton, of the Prohibition State Committee,
and other Third party speakers addressed a
mass meeting of Prohibitionists at the
Court House this evening. Chairman Pat
ton says reports from the different counties
lead him to think that the party will give a
good account of itself on November 8. He
will be satisfied with the Baker aot when
certain amendments are made.
Another Objection Filed.
Habkisbpkg, Oct. la Objections were
filed in the Prothonotary's office this even
ing by ex-Senator Alexander, Chairman of
the Fulton County Republican Committee,
to the nomination certificate of Captain
George Wi Skinner, Democratic candidate
for the Legislature. The certificate is al
leged to be invalid because Skinner's resi
dence is not properly stated.
Democracy's Day In Illinois.
Qoinct, III., Oct la The largest
crowd ever assembled In "(he history" Of
Quincy gathered here to-day, on tbe occa-
sion of the tri-State barbecue of Illinois,
Missouri and Iowa. The principal speak
ers were Chairman William M. Springer,
Senator Roger Q. Mills, Hon. A. E. Steven
son, General John C Black and ex-Congressman
Frank Lawler, of Chicago. Sen
ator Mills was the principal orator. He
talked tariff reform from the Democratic
standpoint, and was well received.
REEDER MAKES A STAND.
He Writes an Emphatic Letter to Comity
Commissioners If They Can't Get
Tickets Printed He Will Do So New
Interpretations of the Baker Law.
Philadelphia, Oct 13. Special.
Chairman Reeder to-day sent ont a circular
letter, to the various county commissioners
stating that advices from the State Depart
ment gave the official size of of the Baker
ballot at 22 by "28, including the stub, but
20 by 25 would be-large enough, and come
within the view of tbe law.. A point in the
letter is this: "There is not a line in the
Baker ballot law authorizing or compelling
the printing of" the name or election pre
cinct or anything else unon the stub." This
instruction in Mr. Reeder's letter disposes
of perhaps the leading controversy over
the interpretation of the Baker law.
The circular letter of instruction says
further that in order to avoid the frequent
changes in the printing the words "official
ballotfor county" is all that is necessary.
Chairman Reeder advises the Commis
sioners that there is nothing in the Baker
fclaw requiring the numbering of the ballot
oy tne printer, a cumbersome ana aiincuit
matter. He savs that tbe ballots, however.
must bo counted, and a record made of the
exact number of ballots sent out to each
precinct The conntingby hand will be
just as legal as if numerals were attached
Chairman Reeder assures the County Com
missioners that the State .Department de
cision is final, and that the size of 22x28 or
20x25 will not be changed. He requests an
early reply whether the printiug will be
done bv the Commissioners or whether they
desire it done through headquarters.
MERCEE COUNTY IS SAFE,
Although the Democrats Arc Making a
Gumshoe Campaign There.
Newcastle, Oct. 13. ''pedal From
a Republican standpoint the political cam
paign In this district will open next week.
County Chairman Miller has arranged for
meetings in every school district, and Hon.
John M. Greer. Benjamin Haywood, Harry
Zeigler.and other leaders will begin an ag
gressive campaign in Mercer county.
Tbe Republican National, State and dis
trict tickets are safe in this section of the
State. The Democracy of Lawrence will
make no demonstrations, as thev are doing
the "still hunt" act. They hope to defeat
Hon. John M. Greer, of Butler county, by
electing the present Lawrence co'unty
Judge, J. Norman Martin, and are masking
their movements ns much as npsslble.
Notes About the Campaign.
The Third party convention at Lafayette,
La., nominated L J. Mills for Congress In tho
Hoif. Jobs J. Ikoaixs will address a Re
publican meeting in the Auditorium at Chi
cago, on Monday evening, October 2.
The Democrats of Washington, Pa,, held a
big political blowout, last night. There
were two pole raisings, a good turnout,
speeoh making, and lots of enthusiasm.
"Hexbt Geop.oe, the apostle of the single
tax; will make two speeches for Grover
Cleveland in Chicago. Tlio addresses will
bo delivered October 23 and 27, one of them
probablvvat Central Musis Ilail. Both meet
inn trill bo hnder (bo-auspices ot.tUo Single
Ilox. Benjamik BcTTEBWORTn began an ex
tensive campaign tour at Findlay, O., yester
day, where he spoke on the tariff question.
Mr. Itutterworth goes next to ex-Congressman
Cannon's district, in Illinois, thence to
Paris on the 17th, nnd Chicago on the 18:h,
after which he will do some work in Iowa.
Judoe TnEomus Uuklik, the leader of one
of the factions which terrorized the Thirty
second Kansas Judicial district, has re
signed, putting an end to the factioual war
that has been waged in and about Hujtoton,
Stevens county, ior some years. 8am Wood,
the noted Oklahoma boomer, was the leader
of the opposing faction.
OYSTER MEh PREPARED FOR WAS.
So Determined Are They That the Law Has
Been Appealed To.
NonroLK, VA., Oct. 1& Special An
oyster war is on in LinkUorn Bay, about
eight miles from here. The attempt of the
surveyors and commissioners to survey and
locate the oyslergrouuds has run up against
a hornet's nest. The oyster men of Link
horn and Lynhaven bays say they are de
termined to resent any decision which they
deem in violation ot their rights, and re
cently there were a hundred oyster men on
the shore with Winchester rifles. They
threatened to shoot the first man who in
vaded their territory.
So determined is the stand of the oyster
men on guard at the bay that the commis
missioners have determined not to proceed
with the work until the courts can furnish
M'KEESPORT OTjr OF WATER.
A Boiler Explosion Closes Down tlio Works
for a Week for ltcpairs.
McKEESrop.T,Oct.ia ipecio'. Begin
ning to-morrow morning McKeesport and
Reynoldton consumers will begin experi
ence with a water famine and they will
probably go dry until next week. The ex
plosion of a battery of boilers necessitates
repairs that cannot be made by James Reese
& Co., of Pittsburg, before that time.
By 12 o'clock to-night the water in the
big reservoir will all have been used. The
boilers at the works are badly eaten out by
the foul water used for steaming and the
battery that exploded bad been condemned
some' time ago. The entire system of water
supply here is utterly inadequate to the in
LIFE'S HOMAKCE ENDED.
Hero of a little Washington
Story Meets a Horrible Death.
WASHINGTOir,PA.,Oct.ia Thos. Roy.a'
farmer living six miles west of this city,
whose romantic history has made him well
known in the community, met with a ter
rible death to-night. He was driving home
from Washington when his spirited team
ran away, throwing him out in such a way
that the wagon gearing caught and dragged
him where the horses ttampled on his chest
and head. A sharp" shoe on one ot the
animals cut his jugular, and his head was
Roy got some notoriety about a year ago
by- a reconciliation with ,bis wile, irom
whom he had parted 25 years ago. '
A Feculiar Conspiracy Salt.
Chicago, Oct ia Charles C. Jerome, a'
packing manufacturer, to-day sued the
United States Metallic Packing Company
for $100,000 damages. He charges a con
spiracy to defeat him in securing a contract
lrom the Alley Elevated Railroad, the
alleged conspiracy consisting in inducing
engineers to put emery in his lubricating
A General Election for Italy.
Rome, Oct 13, A royal, decree has been
issued dissolving the Chamber of Deputies
and fixing November 6 as the date for hold-.
ing tbe elections for new members of the
Chamber, which will meet November 23.
Notify the Teople of Coffey-
Tille That They Aren't
All Dead Yet.
ANOTHER TRAIN HELD UP
While the Express far Is Gone
Through and a Little Swag
ADDED TO THE BOBBERS' STORE.
CoffejYille Citizens Looking for tha
THEY ABE ALL ARMED AND ff AKEFDL
ffrECIAI. TELECnAM TO TnE DISPATCH.!
Coffeyville. Kan., Oct la In gen
uine James, Younger and Daiton fashion a
Missouri Pacific train was held up near
Carey, Kan., last night. In all particulars
it shows the trade mark of the profession
which Frank and Jesse and Cole founded
west of the Mississippi just after the war.
It was successful, as those attacks have gen
erally been, in all of the details of capture,
robbery and escape.
The most reliable information is to the
eflect that the swag was insufficient This,
however, was no reflection on the profession.
It was purely (he fault of the express com
pany, and should not be construed as any
reflection on the train robbers, still the
feelings of the outlaws were evidently hurt
As they passed by the engine in taking leave
of the train, they remarked, loud enough to
be heard by the engineer, that they had not
got enough to buy a'decent breakfast.
As the eastbound passenger train, No.
482, in charge of Conductor Pearson, Engi
neer Brucer Eigleson and Fireman Bert
Bentley, pulled out of Carey, a small station
20 mile's west of this city, it was boarded by
a mysterious looking stranger heavily
armed. The train had hardly started when
the stranger climbed over the tender, cover
ing the engineer and fireman with a gun.
Engineer and Fireman Covered.
The engineer took in the situation at once,
nnd began to slow up the train, when the
robber ordered him to put on steam and go
ahead until he was ordered to stop, which
order was promptly obeyed. About two
miles west of Carey Iheengineer was ordered
to stop the train. The fireman and engineer
were then compelled to cut off the engine
and baggage car from the rest of the train
and proceed about half mile further.
By this time a second robber had made
his appearance. Just as the last stop was
made two shots were fired by the robbers,
supposed to have been done as a signal to
other men in the gang concealed in the
vicinity. The robbers then went to the
baggage car and ordered Express Messen
ger Maxwell to open tbe door, which he de
clined to do. Three shots were then fired
through the car, one of the balls glancing
and striking the messenger, but not with
sufficient force to do him-any injury. They
told him they would blow the car to pieces
with dynamite it he did ' not open the door
at once, but still the "!&. pvessenger re-
i nseor 10 open mc wke.
Disappearance In the Darkness.
Thc.robberstben compelled the engineer1
and fireman to go and beg the messenger to'
open the car. The messenger, fearing that
the engineer and fireman would be killed if
he did not do as he was told, reluctantly
obeyed. The robbers then entered the car
and helped themselves. It is not known
how much booty wad secured.
After getting their plunder, the robbers
sprang out of the car and disappeared in
the dartness.' The engineer went back, got
the rest of the train and came to this, city.
No clew to the perpetrators of the robbery
A warning telegram put this now famous
town on her mettle to-day. Winchesters of
every size and shotguns were taken out and
made readv tor immediate service, ammu
nition was distributed, and Coffeyville pre
pafed,togive the country another exhibi
tion of her fine nerve. The telegram was
sent from Wharton. It came from such a
source as prompted the people to put a
good deal of confidence in " it
Dodge, the detective of the Wells
Fargo Express Company, and Thomas,
the Deputy United States Marshal, who
have been, following the Daltons, sent the
warning stating that the rest of the Daiton
gane started from their hiding place in the
Territory for the purpose of rescuing Em
mett Daiton, the wounded survivor of the
raid on the banks last week.
An Intended Attack on the Town.
The message .set forth that officers were
pursuing the cang on horses and would trv
to overtake them. It advised the people of
Coffeyville to be on their guard against an
intended attack to-night.
Dodge aud Thomas were here j ust after the
raid on the banks. That attack resulted in
the killing ot four of the gang and the cap
ture of the filth. After looking over the
ground ana identifying the dead and cap
tured outlaws to their satisfaction the
detective and the Marshal said there were
five members of the gang unaccounted for.
They predicted more trouble, and left at
once lor the haunt of the outlaws.
AVbartou is not far from where the Dal
tons and their associates found safe refuge
after their train robbing exploits.
They would strike a blow and within 24
hours afterward be back in a sparselv set
tled region, among people who would not
betray them. Dodge and Thomas probably
know more about the gang and its methods,
than any other officials. They held to the
opinion that before the Cofleyvillo slaugh
ter the gang numbered ten active members,
and that there were IS or 20 men who,
wmie never participating actively in any
of the raids, stood ready to take charge of
relays of horses, or to'carry intorination of
the presence of the officers" or do anything
else, except actual robbery, in the interest
of the gang.
'HJiere tho Gang Got Left.
Emmett Daiton was ouietlv removed
from Cofleyville to the county jail at Inde
pendence, day before yesterday.. It is evi
dent from the telegram sent by Dodge that
the gang in starting out on its rescuing mis
sion had not learned of this.
One of the curious features of the situa
tion the more curious in view of tho re
ported plan of rescue is the presence in
Cofieyvilie to-day of two of the Daiton
brothers. These two- are elder brothers.
They are Ben and William. They came
just after the raid, and have been here most
ot the time ever since.
Ben was on the street talking with any
body who wished to converse. ' He has a
claim down in Oklahoma, looks like a hard
working, inoffensive man, and puts no faith
in the story that an attack is intended. At
the same time he asserts entire ignorance of
his younger brothers' movements and their
associates before the raid on the banks.
Coffeyville people generally believe Ben
Daiton is what he appears to be. The next
brothef, William, is the one who was in
California. It is said he was a member of
the Legislature out there, but was broken
o2 iq politico, business and family by the
cause of his brothers, who held up a train
not iar from were he lives.
Acquitted, but AlwayaThought Guilty.
William Daiton was indicted for sup
posed complicity in that affair, but tho evi-
A HE IS BCPPOSED TO LOOK,
dence acquitted; still he never recovered
standing, and came back to the Indian Ter
ritory or to Oklahoma where the other
members of tbe family were living.
Ben and William Daiton are on the
street to-day. Their mother is here, and
also their sister, Mrs. Whipple. There are
two other boys in- the family. Simon Dai
ton aud Cole" the younger Daiton, bnt thev
are said to be only kids. If a rescuing
party has started here, as Dodge believes
it must be, composed of friends and not rel
atives of the boys, there cannot be a Dai
ton in the party.
By this afternoon's mail John Kloner,
the liveryman who, was one of the most ac
tive defenders of Coffeyville against tbe
raid, received a threatening letter; the fact
that it' came in close' connection with the
reported'plan of rescue renders it the more
interesting. The letter is dated Arkansas
City, Kan., but it was not mailed until the
senaer reacneu Oklahoma (Jity.
Warning From the Daiton Gang.
The spelling is bad and the writing was
evidently hard work. With the spelling
improved to make it intelligible,the warning
reads as follows:
Ar.KASSAS City, Kax, Oct. 18.
Dear Sib I take the time to tell you and
Coffeyville that all of the Daiton sang ain't
dead yet by a of a sight and don't you
forget it. I would have given all I ever
made to have been there on the 5th. There
are live of the rang left and we shall come
and soe you all some day. That day the
6th of October we were down in the Chlca
saw Nation and did not know it was coming
off so soon. We thought it was to be the Sth
of November. We shall have revenge
lor the killing of Bob and Grant and the
rest of them. You people have no canse to
take arms against the gang. The hankers
will not help the widows of the men that
got killed there, and you thought you weie
playing flre when you killed three of us,
out your time will come soon, when you
will have to go into the gravo and pass in
your checks for the killing of Bob and Joe
Evans and Texas Jack, so take warning.
We will leave you in the hands of God lor
this time. Tours truly,-
THE DEED OF A DASTARD.
Bold Attempt to Wreck a Crowded Passen
ger Train at White Haven.
Hazleton, Pa., Oct ia Sreeial A
dastardly attempt to wreck the Lehigh
Valley passenger train which leaves here at
4:30 o'clock was made last evening. The
train, which makes connections with the
main line at White Haven, was running at
a speed of 45 miles an hour, arjd is usually
well patronized. Just as it approached
Pink Ash Junction.and. whon within ISO
yards oi tbe switch, the engineer was horrl
'fied to soe a man make a sudden plunge for
"the lever and push it forward- In an in
stant the airbrakes were applied and the
engine reversed, and by the heroic efforts' of
the engineer and fireman, who stuck to their
posts, tbe train was brought to a stop just
over the switch.
The passengers on the train did not have
time to realize what had happened, all
being severely shaken up. Then they
rushed from the cars, and many of them
knelt in prayer in grateful recognition of
their deliverance. The spot chosen for the
wreck is surrounded by a swampy timber
land, and well suited for suoh an outrage
ous deed. The miscreant had run rapidly
into the woods, and although an officer,
who was on the train, gave chase, he was
unable to come up with the would-be train
wrecker, who was soon lost to view.
IRON HALL MEN INDICTED.
True Bills for Embezzlement Against Seven
of the Supreme Officers.
Indianapolis, Oct. ia Late this
afternoon the Marion county grand jury re
turned indictments against seven of the
supreme officers of the Iron Hail as follows:
Freman D. Somerby, Supreme Justice, In
dianapolis; Mark C Davis, Supreme Cash
ier, Indianapolis; J. T. Youngbusband,
Supreme Trustee and Chairman of the
Board, Detroit; J. Henry Hayes, Supreme
Trustee and Secretary of the Board, Cam
den, N. J.; C. E. Thompson, Supreme
Trustee, Binghampton, N. Y.; George C.
Fountain, Supreme Trustee, Jersey City;
E. W. Rouse, Supreme Trustee, Baltimore.
The ldictmenti are joint and are in two
counts. The first
nf SMntet ih. .,1
of ?200,000 of the order s
funds, which they converted to their use.
The second count charges them with con
verting to their own use 5200,000 by using
it in Somerby's bank at Philadelphia.
TROUBLE OVER A GLASS PROCESS.
Findlay Glass Manufacturers Change Their
System and the Men Strike.
"FlNDLAT, Oct 13. Special AH the
employes of the big Findlay Window Glass
Works, except those in the cutting deDart
ment, quit work to-day on account of
trouble over wages. The company has re
cently substituted the tank for the pot
system, and the men here claim that in
other places where this has been done the
workmen are given a guarantee of a stated
salary to protect them against losses caused
by poor glass.
The firm is obdurate in refusing to make
any such arrangement, and 200 men are out.
Eberbart, President of the Glassmakers'
Union, has been summoned.
ELECTRICIANS ON STRIKE.
Two Hundred and .Fifty Chicago Men Walk
Out for a Shorter Working Day.
Chicago, Oct ia The Advisory Com
mittee ol Local Union No. Oof the National
Electrical Workers called out on stiikc
to-day all employes of the Chicago Edison
Company, Western Electrical Company,
Ome Company, Harter Company and the
Comstock Company, about L'fiO men.
The trouble was caused by the refusal of
the companies to sign the new agreement,
which calls for eight hours' work at the old
scale of wages, and for all overtime as time
The Cabinet Going to Chicago.
AVASiinroTON, Oct ia All the mem
bers of the Cabinet and many members of
their families will leave here at noon Tues
day, in a special train over the'Pennsyl
vania Railroad, to attend the Columbian
dedicatory exercises at Chicago. Beside1
tbe members of the Cabinet all save two or
three of the Justices of United States Su
preme Court, and a number of other invited
guests, will go on this train,
AS US REALLY LOOKS.
Remarkable Hypnotic Besults Human
Feelings Transferred to Inanimate Ob
jectsWonderful Experiments That Will
Interest the Scientific World.
IBY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Pakis,' Oct. 12. At the Charite Hospital
there is now in progress a series of experi
ments of the greatest interest to the scien
tific world, offering the most astonishing
experiences to the intelligent observer.
Dr. Luys is experimenting with the ex
teriorization of the human body. Tour re
porter was to-day allowed to be present to
witness the performauce.
Exteriorization is the transference of
sensibilities to an inanimate object,
hypnotizing the human subject so that
sensitiveness is made to leave the physical
body of that subject and enter into any ob
ject that may be decided upon by the
In the experiment to-day so completely
was this done that Drt Luys transferred a
woman's sensibility into a tumbler of
water. The tumbler was then taken out of
sight of the subject and the reporter was
invited to touch the surface of the water.
As his hand came in contact with it tbe
woman involuntarily and shrinkingly start
ed as if ia pain. This experiment
was repeated several times, care being taken
upon each occasion that the hypnotized
subject should not see the contact between
tbe hand and the water. The water retained
the sensibility for a considerable time, and
previous experiments in the same line
shows that'the water being drunk before
the sensibility entirely leaves it the hypno
tized subject falls ipto a deadly swoon.
In addition to this wonderful discovery
Dr. Luys has likewise confirmed another
great experiment by Colonel Roche, the ad
ministrator of the Ecole Polytechnique,
who found it was possible to transler the
sensibilities of a hypnotized subject to
the negative of a photograph of
the patient When a scratch
was drawn t across the face of
the negative the sensation of pain and
Bbock was evident on the subject, but a few
minutes later a mark would appear upon
the same spot as had already been made on
Dr. Luys tried this experiment, as he did
that of the tumbler of -water, several times
to-day, having an. unusually sensitive sub
ject, and the experiment was a success.
now the Master Workman Sizes Up the
Homestead and Treason Cases.
Sckakton-, Oct. VS. Special General
Master Workman Powderly has created
somewhat of a sensation in local, circles by
an address he made before the Knights of
Labor in this city, last night Speaking of
the Homestead trouble and Judge Paxson's
recent opinion regarding it he said that
what the men at Homestead did when the
Pinkertons attempted to land might not
have been wise, but it was an act of- self
defense for which he commended them.
Speaking of Judge Paxson's opinion he
said the highest judicial officer in the Com
monwealth dragged his ermine in the dirt
and lowered the dignity of the Common
wealth by his action in charging the Home
stead workmen with treason.
A BIG DEAL IN COAL LAND.
Tho Frlck Company Pays Over Half a Mill
ion for Presley Moore's Estate.
TJNIONTOWir, Oct. 13. Special The
estate of the late Presley H. Moore, who
died here last week, was sold yesterday to
the H. C. Frick Coke Company for $530,
000. The deal was conolnded'in Pittsburg
by A. D. Boyd, of this place, for the heirs
of the estate, and P. H. Knox for the Frick
The estate inclndes a one-third in the
Redstone Coke Works, south of this place,
township, About a year ago the Frick
n. n..,. ff,,lJ nr- tu,,, r,n nnn
for the same property, but Mr. Moore re
fused to sell at any price.
A BED OF NICKEL ORE.
Found In the Northern Fart of the Lake
Superior Iron District
Duluth, Oct 13. Word comes from the
northern part of this district that an exten
sive discovery has been made of nickel ore.
The find was, so it is reported, uncovered
by operators of the Gun Flint Lake Iron
Company, which is stripping for iron min
ing operations in that locality.
The vein of nickel is said to be from 8 to
10 feet wide and of very considerable depth,
and to assay an average of 9 percent nickel.
This assay was made here of samples
brought down by persons not interested in
the property, aud it is a remarkably high
ADIEU TO SUGAR BARRELS.
The Trust Decrees That Bags Shall Beplace
the Wooden Packages.
Philadelphia, Oct ia Special
The sugar barrel mnst go. The trust has
decreed it An initial order for $200,000
worth of sugar bags has been placed in this
city by the trust. It will be followed as
fast as possible by similar orders until very
soon no sugar will be shipped or packed in
either barrels, tierces or hogsheads.
The saving in coat of packing material
alone will be hundreds of thousands annu
ally. In freights the innovation will effect
a similar saving.
A PITTSBTJBO CHAPLAIN.
The List of New Officers Elect of the Union
IuDlAXAPOllS.Oct. ia The national offi
cers of the Union Veteran Legion of Amer
ica were elected at to-day's session of the
sixth annual encampment as follows:
National Commander, William H. Tucker,
Indianapolis; Senior Vice Commander,
James BeRS, Cincinnati; .Junior Vioe Com
mander, IX. K. Sloan, Indiana, Pa.; Surgeon
General, Dr. Winfleld Xorcross, Lewliton,'
Sle.; Chaplain-In-Chief, John A. Dunks. Pltts-
Some Interesting Facts and
Figures Presen ted for th e
First Time in the
TAX CONFERENCE BEPOBT.
Valuation of the Property of the
Slate Is Three Time3
GREATER THAN THE ASSESSMENT.
Paucity of Statistics Hinder the Commit
COMMONWEALTH AND C0RP0EATI0NS
Habeisbuko, Oct ia SpeciaJ. The
Pennsylvania Tax Conference met here to
day to hear the report of the commission
appointed by them to investigate valuation,
taxation and exemption in the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania. Colonel J. A.
Price, of Scranton, President of the Tax
Conference, having died recently, Leonard
Rhone called tbe meeting to order to-day
in a few remarks enlogistic of the deceased.
Erwood nominated J. D. Weeks, of Pitts
bnrg, to fill the vacancy and he was un
Mr. Weeks paid a glowing tribute to the
public virtues of Colonel Price, alter which
he surrendered the chairmanship to Mr.
Rhone to present his report, embracing the
remit, of the investigation of the com
mission, of which he was chairman, into
taxing features of this State. He said the
report was as full as could be obtained and
that it was subject to revision. The inquiry
was not as satisfactory as desired, as sup
posed sources of information did not exist
Working Under Great Difficulties.
One of the drawbacks encountered was
the absence of the expected census report
Only about 2,200 had been expended to
secure tbe information contained in the re
port, which he thought was very gratifying.
A motion was adopted authorizing the
printing of 2,000 copies of the report
Subsequently a resolution was adopted
authorizing requests for further contribu
tions to be sent ont to carry out tbe objects
of the tax conference, the $6,500 practically
in the hands of its treasurer being regarded
as insufficient to meet the emergency pre
sented. Another resolution authorized
President Weeks to have printed as many
copies of the report as he deemed advisable
to secure more accurate statistics than bad
been obtained regarding taxation in Penn
sylvania. Senator Brown, of York; ex
Auditor General lilies, of Tioea, and Will
iam B. Lamberton, ot Harrisbnrg, highly
complimented Mr. Weeks for the work he
had done in the interest of better taxing
laws. William Weihe was among those
present at the conference.
How the Commission Was Created,
The commission appointed by tbe Penn
sylvania Tax Conference consists of Joseph
D. Weeks, Flttsburg, Chairman; M. E.
Olmstead, Harrisbnrg, William Weihe,
Pittsburg, Gerard C. Brown, York, Jerome
B. Niles. Wellsboro, and Oliver Williams,
Catasaqua. The first meeting of the commis
sion was held in the sprinir, at which Mr.
Weeks was given the work of gathering the
statistics ana attending to the compiling of
the report The commission's last meeting
was held Jnne 15.
It was a volunteer commission, made up
so that each of the interests would be repre
sented. Alter the failure of the Taggart
and Boyer bills, Colonel Price, of Scranton,
suggested that the parties should come to
gether and organize a commission to inves
tigate tbe snbject in a special way and get
a rational basis lor taxation. It was pro
posed that after this report bad been made
a compromise bill could be compiled which
would meet with approbation from all in
terests concerned and would be easily
passed. It was with this purpose in view
that the committee went to work to make
an unbiased investigation without making
anv recommendations. The work was car
ried on under constant disadvantages. The
greatest difficulty encountered was tne
paucity of statistics in the State. The com
mission did not fully comprehend how scarce
statistics were until they got to work.
Ask for a Permanent Statistical Itnreao.
In presenting the report the commission
recommends tbe establishing of a permanent
The commission performed its three chief
duties In reporting as follows:
The total value of all the property in the
State of Pennsylvania, real, personal and
mixed, is $3.U91i3,55J. The total taxes paid,
including btate, county and all local taxes
are $4S,3&3,SOG. The total value of all prop
erty actually exempt from taxation by legis
lative enactment, Is $300,179,a;L This does
not include the value of any property ex
empted indirectly through a failure of the
Legislature to provide for its taxation.
The total valuation of all property in the
State accepting tbe insurance report as the
basis ot value of insurable property is
shown in detail by the following table:
Total value insurable prop
xempt (one-half total
value exempt propcrsj. js,.j,aii
2, 076. 01 5, S5
Total J3.632, 155,55
The table, made on the basis of all real
estate, divided into townships, boroughs
and cities, ot the assessed and actual valua
tions of real estate in the several counties
of the State is very interesting. It show
that the actual valuation, as estimated in
the offices of the County Commissioners, of
all real estate in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania in 1892 was 53,616,097,317.
This is over SO per cent in excess ot the as
sessed valuation. The assessed valuation
of all real estate is $2,332,776,160, of which
864,981,328, or 37 per cent, is in townships,
(331,387,861, or 14.2 per cent, in boroughs,
and $1,136,406,971, or 43.7 per cent, in
cities. Tbe total actual valuation is given
as $3,616,097,317, of which $1,317,235,413, or
36.4 per cent, is In townships, f363.650.033,
or 15.4 per cent, in boroughs, and $1,735,
211,871, or 47.9 per cent, in cities.
How the Property I Assessed.
The total assessed valuation of the wbola
State is 64f per cent of the actual valua
tion. The assessed valuation' ot the town
ships is 65.6 per cent of the actual; of the
boroughs 58.7 per cent, and of the cities C5
per cent In other words, the table indi
cates that tbe ratio of assessed to actnal
valuation in tbe entire State is above the
average in townships and cities and below .
in boroughs. The ratio oi assessed to act
ual valuation differs greatly in the several
counties, varying irom 17 per cent in Lu
zerne to 100 per cent in Berks, Chester and
Perry. Allegheny is 54 per cent The
total assessed value of all real estate in the
State in 1891, exclusive of exempt property,
was $2,092,336,8Sa The total increase of
assessed value in 1892, as shown in above
table, was $240,439,277, or about 12 per