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FORTY SEVENTK .YEAH
Readers of Both Parties at
Headquarters Haye No
Time left for Talk.
CONFIDENCE IS VANISHING
All Around, and Neither Side Is Now
Claiming the Earth.
Very Few of the Many Visitors at the
Rival Camps Now Get to See the
Chieftains All the Weals Spots In
Armor Being Looked After Nevada
the Only State Confessedly Called
Shaky by the Republicans The South
Considered Solid Except Perhaps
West Virginia Indiana and New
York Still Kept In the Doubtful Col
umnNew York City's Local Fight to
Be Between the Two Parties Only.
CfTECTAl. TH.EGRAM TO IHS DISFXTCB.1
Kew Tore, Oct 27. It is not too much
to say that every vestige of over-confidence
in the result of the Presidentai
battle disappeared entirely at the tiro na
tional camps on Fifth avenue, to-day. It is
not too much to say, also, that a most un
comfortable feeling pervaded both Demo
cratic and Republican bureaus.
As election day approaches the serenity
of those who frequent the different camps
will doubtless be more and more disturbed.
The best men at the helms of both commit
tees frankly admit that the struggle is like
ly to be one long to be remembered. The
only solace the practical ones have is that
the over-confidence has disappeared.
Notwithstanding all that has been said
and written, it had been almost impocsible
to get some of the followers of the two
candidates to confront the situation
The Leaders "Working Like Dray ITorscs
Soms of the Democrats have been just as
limitless in their enthusiasm as some of
their Republican brethren. Very much
more satisfactory results cannot be accom
plished, so said the great men in the two
The foregoing statements are applicable
to the two New York State bureaus. Sena
tor Gorman, Hon. William C. Whitney and
Chairman Harrity worked like dray horses
all day. Senator Quay, Chairman Carter,
Mr. Manley and General Clarkson were at
their desks from early morning until
nightfall. Both headquarters were overrun
with visitors, but very lew saw the chief
tains. All stragglers were kept at a dis
tance from .Lieutenant Governor Sheehan
and Deacon Hackett, the bosses of the two
opposing State machines.
Loading Up All of the Guns.
Few of the campaigners had time to talk
or for conferences. They were loading up
the last charges to be fired on election day.
Usually it takes about a week and a half
before election day to 11 the guns with
Both committees had voluminous reports
from all the contested Stares. They were
gone over carefully, and every weak spot
was frankly acknowledged. The men in
charge of the four machines are so thor
oughly practical men that they cannot be
stupid enough to attempt to disguise the
true situation, no matter how distasteful.
The Republicans admit that the Demo
crats are to have the 1S9 votes from the
solid South. It is true that the fight in
"West Virginia promises to be close, and
General Adlai E. Stevenson has been re
quested to speak at Charleston, in that
State, to-morrow afternoon. Secretary El
kins has been rustling around In West Vir
ginia. He has the ambition to be the
United States Senator from the State, and
may succeed in carrying the electoral vote
of the State along with him.
A Size-Up of the Doubtful States.
Concerning Indiana, Senator Calvin S.
Brice returned to-night from a tour through
Illinois, Ohio and the Hoosier State. Mr.
Brice said that he believed the Democrats
would carry Indiana by from 6,000 to 8,000.
An eminent Republican, who said he did
not wish to be quoted, said he believed the
Democrats would capture Indiana, but a
still more eminent Republican who is more
familiar with the affairs of the Hoosier
State and the efiorts of the Republicans to
capture it, said that he was positive that
Indiana would cast its vote for Harrison.
One or two Democrats were met who were
a little nervous over New Jersey. A num
ber of Republicans believed that a fierce
fight precipitated in the Applejack State
would turn it for Harrison,
The Republicans frankly acknowledged
that Nevada would be carried by the Peo
ple's party. As for Idaho, the Republi
cans say they have got that sure. A recent
decision by the Supreme Court of that State
sustaining the State's Constitution in requir
ing a test oath from Mormons as to their
polygamist relations, leaves the State, it
was declared, safely Republican.
Frospects of the Populltes.
The two Dakotas have a strong leaning
toward the People' party. The Republic
ans are fighting hard for them, but it Is the
opinion that the Populists are in the van.
Montana has a 'fierce State fight on its
hands over the location of the new capital.
But lor this the Democrats think they
could claim the State, but as the situation
now presents itself the State must be con
sidered doubtful. '
Coming home to New York, there are sfill
many Democrats who believe that the State
is sure for Cleveland. The Republicans de
clare earnestly that this is not true. The
Democrats say that Wayne MaoVeagh, by
his attacks on Patrick Egan, has done ever
so much barm. The reports from the inter
ior of the State say the Irishmen who had
been swung in line for Cleveland have
kicked over the traces after reading Mr.
MacVeagh's'' attacks on Egan, and have
switched over to the Republicans.
The County Democracy city and county
ticket was rendered perfectly blank, this
evening, by the declination of Judges
Girgerich and Cowing to stand as candi
dates on it.
1'rands Feared In Kansas City.
Kansas Cirr, Oct. 27. The Republican
managers of election tnii afternoon insti-
tnted mandamus proceeding to compel Re
corder Owsley; of the Board of Eegist ration,
to allow them to inspect the registration
lists. Recorder Owsley holds office by ap
pointment of the Democratic Governor,
and Republicans charge that he has per
mitted Democrats toTegister illegally lor
the purpose of repeating on election day.
FL0PS TO GR0VER.
Another G. A. B, Convert How All Sides
Size Things Up in Nebraska.
Oxaha, Neb,, Oct. 27. ferial Judge
Lake, one of the best known Republicans
and Grand Army men in the West, re
nounced that party and became a Demo
crat to-day. By a preconcerted arrange
ment the State Central Chairmen of the
three political parties in Nebraska give to
the press to-day their estimates of the polit
ical situation in Nebraska. It is as fol
lows: Hon. A. K. Cady (Rep.) Beyond anyques
tion the Harrison electoral ticket In Ne
braska will cany it by at least 16,000plural
lty. Some Democrats will vote for Weaver,
but manv indenendanta will see in this
simply an effort to aid in the election of-
Euclid (Dem.) The Democrats art gain
ing every day in the State ticket in the
(rreatest carnpalxn ever made by the New
York candidate in this State. We feel cer
tain of the election or Morton, Governor;
Woolbach Gerlns, for Attornev General,
and Beckman for Treasurer. We hope to
elect the rest of the State ticket oy a safe
plurality. We are more than satisfied at the
George W. Blake, People's Independent
On the part or our Republican friends it has
been a game of bluff all along. They have
claimed everything in stent. No sane man
could for a moment think Nebraska could
this year give an overwhelming vote to the
Republican or Democratio party. The In
dependents will get the electors at least.
ACHESON WINS OUT.
His Will Be the republican Name on the
Ticket, Jobes Withdrawing.
HABfclSBrrao, Oct 27. .Special. 1 After
arguments before the Ballot Commission to
nirht by ex-Deputy Attorney General
Snodgrass and ex-Congressman Donnelly,
of Wayneshurg, for Jobes, and ex-Deputy
Attorney General Gilbert and S. J. M. Mo-
Carrell, of this city, for Acheson, candidates
in the Twenty-fourth Congressional district,
Jobes withdrew his claim as the regular Re
publican candidate in Greene county, and
the Ballot Commission decided to put
Acheson on the regular Republican ballot
and Jobes under the head of "Nomination
Similar action was taken with. regard to
other independent nominations.
g In executive session, after the hearing,
the commission decided to certify to County
Commissioners all candidates "of "Citizen
Republican," "Independent Republican"
and "Reform Republican" parties.
A REPUBLICAN VICTORY
In a State Where Such Victories Are Full
NcwrOET, R. L, Oct. 27. In the munici
pal election here to-day Horton, Republi
can, was elected mayor over Honey, Dem
ocrat, and the present incumbent, by a ma
jority ot 4b in a total ol 3,730.
The Republicans also elected three out of
five aldermen and ten out of 15 counciltnen,
thus giving them control of both branches
of the council.
GREENSBURG STIRRED UP.
Pittsburg Christian Scientists Have Been
Making Many Converts There.
GkeexsdtjUo, Oct. 27. Special An
effort is being madeHo establish in this city
an organization of "Chiistian Scientists,"
and the-idea is said to have fonnd consider
able favor among a class of intelligent peo
ple. Naturally the churches view the pro
posed innovation with alarm, as they al
lege it is evil unmixed with any good. A
clergvman here, in referring to the alleged
foothold the movement is gaining, said:
"Many half-educated people here are
in danger of being caught bv this per
nicious doctrine. An insane disciple of the
so-called Christian Scientists, who came
here from Pittsburg, has already accom
plished much harm. He is advocating the
abolishment of marriage, the destruction of
the church and the practice of medicine, as
at present, is to be prohibited. The wile
of one or the most respected members of a
leading church here has become a convert
to the new faith and has deserted her hus
band and lamily in consequence. Unfor
tunately, the peculiar guarantee of re
ligious freedom in the Constitution elves
these people absolute immunitv from legal
repression, but it is quite possible that an
outraged public sentiment in Greensburg
and vicinitv may find others means to cast
out this evil from our midst."
A WARSHIP LOST.
The Mohican, Which Cost 81,500,000, Dam
aged Beyond Repair.
Sax Francisco, Oct. 27. At the fabu
lous cost of over 51,500,000, and with
scarcely eight years of active service to her
credit, the United States steamer Mohican
stands a fair chance of being condemned
and assigned to permanent moorings in
"Rotten Row" at the Mare Island navy
In the vicinity of Cook's Inlet June 5,
the Mohican ran upon a hidden rock, strik
ing no less than three times before'her keel
cad passed over. As a heavy sea was run
ing it was thought she, would pound herself
to pieces. The crew were called to quart
ers, but, fortunately, a large sea cleared the
ship over the rock and she put into Cook's
Inlet Admission on board was denied. In
the guise of a sailor,however, access to both
the dry dock and ship was made easy to a
reporter. On board was a group of officers
who were formed as a board of inspectors,
surveying the ship. A visit below the berth
decks showed that the damaze sustained
was so great it will be impossible to repair
it within the 10 per cent limit allowed by
WILD READING RUMORS.
Chicago Fakirs Say That Even the Pennsy
and the Alton Are Gobbled,
Chicago, Oct. 27. Wild rumors were
afloat to-day that a big railroad deal was
about to be consummated, involving a prac
tical consolidation of the Reading and
Pennsylvania systems with the Reading
management in control. Railroad men paid
no attention to the rumors, except to pro
nounce them the' most absurd that have yet
been put into circulation.
It was also reported that the Reading peo
ple were trying to seoure control of the
Chicago and Alton. The officials of the
latter road laughed at the report
DH1VEN HAD BY SIOEKS.
A Distressing Incident of the Teutonic's
Latest Perilous Voyage.
New Yoek, Oct 27. The White Star
steamer Teutonic left Quarantine at 9
o'clock this morning and passed up to her
dock after one of the stormiest voyages
from Liverpool she has ever encountered.
It was reported this morning that two of
the cabin passengers had become insane as
a result of the stormy weather.
Shipping officers say that this is very
unusual but not unknownaespeelallT among
timid or feeble people.
PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 1892
GOING TOJHE TOMB
Mrs. Harrison's Funeral Train
Passed Through Pitts
burg last Night
BOUND FOR INDIANAPOLIS.
Car Load of Flowers Forms the
LARGE CROWD AT UNION STATION.
THE SERYICES AT THE WniTB HOUSE
The funeral train bearing Mrs. Harrison's
remains arrived at the Union station, Pitts
burg, at 10:43 o'clock latf night The train
was 1 hour and IS minutes late. It left
Washington at 11:10 o'clock yesterday
morning and had moved on schedule time
until it had passed Altoona.
Hundreds of people of high and low de
gree gathered at the Pittsburg station to
see the train. All seemed deeply im
pressed with the sad occasion, and the
great gathering uncovered when the train I
I.l 0i A V '
THE CASKET AND FLORAL OFFERINGS ON THE FUNERAL1 TRAIN.
Sketched by The Dispatch Artist. J
pulled into the depot Inspector McKel
vey, Captains,, Dennislon and Unterbaum,
Lieutenants Gallant and Richards and a
squad of eight patrolmen were in charge of
the station, and while they were unable to
keep the swaying, curious crowd out of the
depot yards, on account of other trains ar
riving and going out, they did suc
ceed admirably in keeping the peo
ple back from the funeral party
after its arrival. The President and
all the immediate member of his fam
ily bad retired an hour before reaching
Pittsburg. Postmaster General Wanamaker
and Secretary of Agriculture Jerry Rusk
were the only members 'of the President's
official family who were to be seen. They
left the train immediately upon its arrival,
and for fully 20 minutes they walked leis
urely up and down the platform, chatting
in subdued undertones. They were un-.
noticed by the crowds that seemed ex
ercised to look at the particular car bearing
the distinguished dead.
The Funeral Train.
The funeral train was composed of six
cars, two of which were combination cars.
The first car was literally crowded with
floral emblems. It was in charge of the
White House florist and three of his as
sistants. The four cars immediately fol
lowing were occupied by the President, his
family, his Cabinet and a few friends. The
sixth and last car, a combination, contained
the tenantless clav of the first lady in
the land. The casket was arranged in
the center of the car. Over the burial
case, nnder it and around it was arranged
with rare skill and taste a great mass of
tender flowers. The electric lights in the
compartments were hidden behind wreaths,
and, while all the other cars were darkened
and looked the melancholy train they
formed, the car containing the dead .woman
was lighted sufficiently to allow those who
could get near the train an opportunity to
see the wilderness of roses under which
The train left for Indianapolis, where the
funeral will occur this afternoon. It was
running as second section of the Chicago
limited. It was brought from Altoona by
engine No. 412, in charge of Engineer John
Meyers and Fireman Frank Yangorden.
The conductor was G. M. Ayers, and the
brakemen were W. J. Walkinshaw and O.
M. Sarver. Between Altoona and Harris
burg five stops were made necessary by not
.boxes, delaying the train somewhat
The Police Were Active.
As soon as the train stopped at "this city
a patrolman was stationed at the end of
each car, and no one was allowed to enter
the train. No one attempted to do so, and
as the train lay on the Panhadle tracks it
was inspected with marked interest
At 11 the necessary inspection of the cars
and changes of engines and crews had been
made, and the train pulled out over the
Panhandle Railroad. Two engines drew
it, No. 65 and 68 in charge of Engineers D.
C. Blair and Thomas Kane. The train was
in charge of Conductor Edward Purcell and
Brakemen J. J. Dye and Thomas EafE The
engines will be changed at Denniston, O.,
and the erews at Columbus, O.
At the Washington street, the Fourth
avenue station and the Birmingham depot
of the Panhandle Railroad, large crowds
had gathered to view the train as it passed.
They waited patiently until the cortege
passed, looking with intense interest at the
ears and then dispersed.
At every point where the fnneral train
topped between Washington and Pitts
burg, great crowds had gathered to pay their
respects to the President and his dead wife.
At Baltimore a handsome wreath of Ameri
can Beanties were handed in with the com
pliments of W. W. Johnston.
At Altoona another bnrioh of flowen was
handed in by Mr. and Mrs. Theo. N. Ely,
friends of the President Mr. Ely accom
panied the President as far as Gallitzin.
Three powerful engines were required to
draw the heavy train up the steep grade be
tween Altoona and that place. Two of them
were taken off at that point as one was suf
ficient for the remainder of the journey.
The train made no more stops- of any, con
sequence until it arrived here, but Its
passage was witnessed bv large crowds of
sympathetic people at Johnstown, Latrobe,
Greensburg, Jeannette, Irwin, Braddock,
Wilkinsburg, East Liberty.
A dispatch from Indianapolis says the
last detail of the arrangements for the
funeral of Mra Harrison has been com
pleted by Major Ransdell and Chaplin
Foster. The President telegraphed his se
lection of the lot purchased from Mr. Mc
Kee and in accordance with his ohoice the
undertakers due the grave, which will be
,lined with chrysanthemums and evergreens.
UlBlingUlsnea visitor sro titreauy proscuu
Secretary of the Treasury Foster and wife
arrived this afternoon. The afternoon train
from Chicago also brought in General Soho
field and wife. Ex-President Hayes ar
rived this afternoon.
A MOUND OF BLOSSOMS
The Last Besting Place of Mrs. Harrison's
Remains in the White House Simple
hat Most Impressive Ceremonies In the
East Boom of the Executive Mansion.
Washington, Oct 27. Funeral services
over the remains ot Mra Harrison took
place at the White House this morning.
They were beautiful and impressive, but
were chiefly characterized by the simplicity,
which was so dear to her heart Except
the sable rosette of crepe at the doorway,
there was no sign of mourning about the
exterior of the mansion.
Near the center of the East room was
the casket, covered with beautiful
flowers. The great room was nearly filled
with chairs and sofas arranged in semi-circles.
Its usual aspect was otherwise un
changed except by the special abundance of
its foliage decorations.
At the head of the casket was a large and
most beautiful floral crown made of white
carnations, violets and roses, resting upon a
base covered with ivy. At the loot had
been placed a large wresth-crowned cross ot
purple roses. All of the floral tributes
were exquisite, and there were many of
them. Wreaths and garlands of beautifnl
and fragrant flowers Burrounded the casket
on every side in such quantities that it had
the appearance of lightly resting on a
mound ot blossoms.
Entrance of the Funeral Cortege.
The Justices of the Supreme Court were
all present except Justice Lamar, who was
not able to attend on account of ill health.
Just before 10 o'clock Mr. Blaine entered,
accompanied by Mrs. Blaine and their
daughter Harriet, and the ex-Secretarvwas
seated beside General Proctor, his old col
league in' the Cabinet Mr. and Mra
Whitelaw Reid entered about the same
time, and were seated in the same row.
Most of the members of the Diplomatic
Corps were also noticed among tpe early
arrivals. At 10 o'clock the seats were all
occupied, and the East room was com
pletely filled, many persons standing along
the walls and the adjacent rooms ana corri
dors. In the Green room adjoining and
opening into the East room was stationed
the choir of St John's-Episcopal Church.
As the bell in the ball struck the hour of
10 o'clock the honorary pallbearers (Vice
President Morton and members of the Cab
inet) entered the room and were- seated.
The afflicted household entered soon after
ward, their approach being awaited by the
assemblage with bowed heads, Thn Presi
dent escorted Mrs. McKee, his son Russell
came next, with his wife, and then came
Rev. Dr. Scott, Mrs. Harrison's venerable
father, and the other members of the fam
ily. Simple bat Impressive Ceremonies.
When the family were seated, Rev. Dr.
Hamlin, the President's pastor, advanced
and in a low voice repeated a few passages
irom the Scriptures, beginning, "In my
Father's house are many mansions," and
including several verses from the Psalms.
He closed with the Lord's Prayer, which
was repeated with him by almost
every person In the room. Then, Rev.
Dr. Bartlett, of the Hew York Avenue
Presbyterian Church, who was Mrs. Har
rison's pastor in Indianapolis, took up
the Scriptures and' in a melodious
voice read a number of passages from the
Old and New Testaments and the Psalms
which had been selected to suit the occasion.
The choir then sang "I Heard the Voice of
Jesus Say," after which Dr. Hamlin of
fered the dosing prayer. As the assemblage
slowly dispersed the choir softly sang Mrs.
Harrison's favorite hymn, "Lead, Kindly
The services lasted about 45 minutes, and
shortly after their conclusion the remains
were taken to the Pennsylvania Railroad
station, whence the funeral train started for
Indianapolis at 11:40 o'clock,
QUICK AS LYNCH LAW.
A Burglar Caught in the Morning and In
the Fen In the Evening.
CrHClNNAir, Oct 27. Charles Boyer
committed a burglary at 6 o'clock, this
morning in this city and ate his supper this
evening in the Ohio penitentiary at Colum
bus. Boyer was caught in the act The grand
jury indicted him, he pleaded guilty, was
sentenoed to five years' imprisonment, and
wai taken to. Columbus Jg jfee jftnoam.
- TWELVE PAGES,
The Assassination of Million
aire Snell Duplicated,
the Victim a
RICH CHICAGO LANDLORD.
His Unknown Murderers Left His
Money Untouched, bnt Took
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE PAPERS.
A Tenant Who Called to ray Pent Makes
the Awful Discovery.
DEEDS OF A GERMAN ESTATE MISSING
Chicago, Oct. 27. A murder resembling
in many respects the slaughter four years
ago ot Amos J. Snell, the millionaire, was
committed last night at Melrose, on the
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, 12
miles from this city. The victim was
Ernest Kunneth, an aged German capitalist,
who lived by himself, had no enemies and
bore an excellent reputation as a good citi
zen and warm-hearted, genial man.
Kunneth always kept considerable money
in the house, but none of it was touched.
The murderers, for there were two of tbem,
did not commit the crime lor robbery, but
to gain possesson of some document which
the old man had in his keeping. A box
containing the papers was the only thing
carried away. Money was in plain sight,
but it was untouched.
At 10 o'clock this morning, Dietrich
Woehler, a tenant of Kunneth's, accom
panied by Mra Woehler, called at the
house to pay his rent He knocked repeat
edly at the door, but received no response.
The Tenant Finds His Landlord Dead.
He then tried it, and, finding it unlocked,
walked into the little parlor, behind which
Is a dining room divided from the front by
folding doors. They were closed, but
Woehler forced them back. The room was
dark and he let the curtain up, flooding it
Close beside the table, sitting In his chair,
was Kunneth. His face and head were cov
ered with blood and the room was literally
covered with the dark red stains. It was
on the table and smeared upon the chairs.
It had been spattered upon the walls and
lay in ghastly pools upon the floor. Woeh
ler took onelook at the old man, and that
one satisfied him that Kunneth was beyond
all human aid. A .swift, powerful blow had
cleit the old man's skull clean to the eve
brows. He never thought or moved after
the instrument of death came down.
The alarm was quickly given and a search
of the premises made. In the kitchen was
found the weapon which had gone crashing
through the old man's brains. It was a
huge corn knife with a blade 14 inches long,
broad and heavy. So terrible had been the
blow that the heavy steel was shivered and
cracked halt across, Upon the table stood
a Dottle ot gin and three glasses.
Signs of Murderous Sociability.
Two chairs were facing that in -which the
blood-stained corpse was found, showing
that the men must have been sitting with
Kunneth before the deed was done. Two
half-smoked pipes were lying near tne bot
tle of gin. Around the house were marks
of gory hands and of feet wet with blood.
Marks of fingers were upon door jambs and
Bureau drawers had been pulled open,
tbeir contents overturned as if the murder
ers had made a hasty search for something
and bad been long in finding it Upon al
most everything they tonched they left the
stain of their victim's blood.
After securing the tin box full of papers
the assassins left at once. The bloody
tracks of their feet were plainly to be dis
cerned upon the front steps of the house,
along the garden walk to the gate ana here
they separated, going in opposite direc
tions. They could be traced only a short
distance from the front gate.
There is at present no clew to the mur
derers. Mrs. George Johns, a neighbor of
Kunneth's, saw htm last night in company
with a German who had been hanging
around the village all day. He claimed to
be from the same town in Germany as Kun
neth, ami they became very friendly. They
were seen by Mrs. Johns to enter the old
man's home, and that was the last tithe he
was seen alive.
Papers Involving a German Estate.
The stranger was shabbily dressed, wore
a gray overcoat, old shoes and a cap with a
small visor. He was about 60 years of age,
and had a gray mustache and chin whiskers.
He is supposed to be one of the murderers.
Who the other was there is no idea.
Of the contents of 'the tin box, nothing
exact is known Bave that it contaiped all
the deeds to the old man's property, his
notes and mortgages. Kunneth had in his
possession some valuable papers involving
the title of an estate in Wurtembursr, Ger
many, in which he was interested. These
could not be found last night, and it is sup
posed that they, too, were carried away.
Kunneth said some months ago that par
ties whose names he did not give were en
deavoring to obtain these papers from him,
but that he had declined to give them up
and would hold them while he lived. He
kept his word, and it is supposed that he
lost his life in the attempt to retain them.
MUST CASH UP OR QUIT.
Ohio Farmers' Insurance Company
Balanced and Found Wanting.
Columbus, O., Oct 27. Special Su
perintendent of Insurance Kinder has com
pleted an examination of the affairs of the
Ohio Farmers' Insurance Company, one of
the oldest in the State. It was originally
operated on the mutual plan, but took ad
vantage of a statute and formed a joint
stock company. It was the only company
in the State at the time which could com
ply with the law, as it had assets amount
ing to $200,000.
As a result of the examination the Super
intendent Issued orders that it must issue
no more policies on the stock plan, as it is
practically insolvent so tar as this line of
insurance is concerned. Unless the man
aeers can increase the net assets to the legal
requirements it must return to the mutual
plan or disband. The company now has lia
bilities ot $1,700,000 with net assets of $69,
000 and unpaid losses of $C3,000 and a rein
surance reserve of $1,500,000.
THEEATENED WITH A C0BK LEO.
A Republican Editor Badly Hone Up by an
Admirer of Adlai.
Shelbtville, Ind., Oct. 27. In front,
of the Republican office this aftcnoon, John
C. Johnson, a constable, met Simeon J.
Thompson, and being aggrieved at some un
complimentary item in the Republican, of
which Thompson is the editor, caught him
by the throat and. punched him savagely
airainst a telesraDlfeole for several seconds
and cho 4ed him wjil he was black in the
, JudgejUi Hord. interfered. aaj
nsing his mace.
W t 'v .hdidate
of the Re-
publican State !' .Fr Statistician.
Z r-ir Statistician, xes-
terday evening JohVClordon oharged that
Adlai Stevenson was a member of the
Golden Circle and a copperhead. Johnson
knocked him down on the strength of it
Thompson to-day published a squib in re
gard to it, causing the trouble. Thompson
wears a cork leg and Johnson threatened to
take it ofi and beat Thompson's brains out
BELIEVES IN HER JIM.
Mrs. Corhett Not Disturbed by Sensational
Reports About Her Hubby.
New Yoke, Oct 27. The report that
James J. Corbett is mixed up in an affair of
romance which seems likely to lead to a
tragedy created a sensation among his
friends here. Mra Corbett, the champion's
wife, was at the Hotel Vendome this after
noon attractively dressed and seeming not
to worry very much over the report
"These things printed about Jim," she
said laughingly, "do not bother me in the
least "I received this dispatch from him
this morning from Cincinnati," and she
read from the telegraph slip these words:
"Don't worry over the newspaper reports.
The latest caper is to spread sensational
"It's all that woman's fault," she re
sumed. "She has followed Jim the past
two years. I suppose she is infatuated with
him," but I know Jim is only annoyed by,
her attentions. That is the penalty he pays
for being a champion and a public man.
The woman bothered my husband continu
ally at Asbury Park last summer. Blumen
thal is her friend and had a row with Jim
last season. Jim will come East next week.
I know he is all right and 4do not worry over
TIN PLATE IN NEW JERSEY..
The Foundation of a Mammoth Plant Beady
and Work Hag Begun.
Elizabeth, N. J,, Oct 27. 5prioZ.
The Morwood Tin Plate Manufacturing
Company will begin operations to-morrow
at Elizabethport, where the plant is located,
and Mayor Rankin will dip the first sheet
of tin turned out The works when entirely
finished will cover three acres of ground,
and will consist of eight rolling mills, an
annealing and pickling plant and the build
ings at present erected, which cost $75,000.
The entire works will cost $250,000, and the
production will amount to 5,000 boxes of
tin per week. They will employ at the be
ginning 200 hands, which number will be
increased to 700 when the entire plant is in
It will be several months yet before the
rolling mills and other buildings are fin
ished. At present nothing but the process
of tin plating will be done. President J.
H. Rodgers, of the firm, says the wages of
the employes will average 15 per week,'
but the most skillful can earn double that
money. Only American labor, he says, is
to be employed. ,
COMBINE VERSUS COMBINE
Senator Chandler Proposes a Way of Cop
ing With the New Beading Heal.
Concobd, N. H., Oct 27. Senator
Chandler, in a leader in the Monitor to
The Boston and Maine and the Reading
arrancoment puts a largo share of New
Hampshire railroads into the hands of a
$300,000,000 combination. How sball'tbe Con
cord and Montreal Railroad, controlling trie
remaining New Hampshire lines, maintain
and strengthen itself and protect the people
of New Hampshire against- such a htue or
ganization u is now making headway
against It and threatening to swallow it?
Its pathway safely is In a counter combina
tion of the Concord and Montreal with tbe
Old Colony, New York, New Haven and
Hartford and Pennsylvania Callroaas. Thi3
new combination would bo a WOO.OOO.OOO as
sociation and its organization is Inevitable.
We expect to see it arranged in less tban SO
A MEXICAN THERM0PYLE.
Twelve Hundred Soldiers Kill a Band of
38 Men at a Ixss of 308.
El Paso, Tex., Oct 27. News reached
here last night of the total destruction of a
whole town and its people in Chihuahua,
Mexico. The dispatches have told the story
of the religions fanaticism that has prevailed
in the town of Temochio, situated in the
mountains about 300 milet'west of the city
of Chihuahua, Mexican troops have been
sent out there twice to compel submission
to the authorities, but each time bave been
worsted. The third time a lull regiment
was sent under what was considered a
competent officer and accompanied by a
battery of two Gatling guns. The result of
the battle, which was fought last Saturday,
was the total annihilation of the rebels and
the killing ot nearly 400 soldiers.
A CONSISTORY COURT
TosBe Established in America to Try Dis
putes Between Bishops and Clergy.
Philadelphia, Oct 27. It is an
nounced that one of the principal reasons
for the yisit to this -country of the Papal
Xegate, Archbishop Satillo, andMgr.O'Con
neli, President ot the American College
at Rome, is the establishment of a Con
sistory Court to settle disputes between
bishops and priests. The Consistory will
hold its sittings at the Catholic University
On November 21 a conference of the
Catholic priests of America and the Pope's
envoys will be held in New York to ar
OIL AT CATAWISSA.
A. Big Find Exciting; the Farmers of the
Eastern Part of the State.
WlLKESBABRE, Oct 27. Great excite
ment prevails at Catawissa, along the line
of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad. It nas made known yesterday
that oil was found on the land of William
John, a farmer, and hundreds flocked to the
scene and found the report was true.
Several bucketfulls were pumped from a
depth of 200 feet Lamps were filled and
lighted. The oil gave forth a brilliant flame
and was pronounced to be No. 1 product
The price of land is going np rapidly.
EX-G0V. HOYT STRICKEN.
He Is Attacked by Paralysis, and Is Now
Dangerously HI at His Home.
Wilkesbabbe, Oct 27. Ex-Governor
Henry 31. Hoyt had another paralytic
stroke at his mansion here this afternoon,
and is now dangerously ill.
At 9 o'clock there is no change in his con
dition, and his family and friends are much
An Ohio Jndge Asphyxiated.
Feemont, O., Oct 27. Probate Judge
Zimmerman, of this city, was found In an
asphyxiated condition from natural gas this
morning in his rooms. Grave doubts are
entertained of his recovery. He was also
proprietor and editor of the Oerman Courier,
of this city.
An Aged College President Weds.
Lancaster, Oct 27. Rev. Dr. George
W. Williard, President of the college here,
formerly President of Heidelberg College,
Tiffin, O., was married here to-day to
83 years old and hit pride u 73,
TARES HIS HIM,
Officers of the Tenth Eegi
- ment on Trial for As
sault and Battery.
A DAT OF LEGAL TILTS.
The Defense Claims That Civil Courts
Have No Jurisdiction.
Judge Porter Reserves HU Decision
Until Court Convenes To-Day Attor
ney Watson Creates a Sensation
Army Regulations And Military Pre
cedents Form the Basis of the Argu
ments The Victim of Military Disci
pline Shows No Sign of His Punish
ment A Large Array of Legal Talent
for the Defense The Courtroom
Crowded With Interested National
, There was a military encampment in the
Criminal Court yesterday. No banners
,Wre hoisted, no drums beat, and the pomp
and circumstance of war were conspicu
ously absent, but the National Guard of
Pennsylvania was represented by some of
its mo3t prominent officers, and the lawyers
had their mouths full of military phrases.
It was the opening skirmish in the case
in which Private W. L. lams charges
Colonel Alexander Hawkins, Lieutenant
Colonel James B. R. Streator and Assistant
Surgeon W. S. Grimm, all of the Tenth
Regimenf, N. G. P., with aggravated as
sault and battery.
The fjut shots were exchanged in Crim
inal Court No. 2, with Judges Porter, Ewing
and McCIung upon the bench; but after
dinner the two latter retired, leaving Judge
Porter to try the case. The opposing
forces did not appear to be evenly matched.
On one side of the counsel table sat Private
lams, little more than an overgrown boy,
with smooth face, in which mild good na
ture predominated, though a certain air of
resolution or stubbornness,' as you may
please to call it, cropped out in the lower
half, especially around the mouth.
Marks of Punishment EfBtced by Time.
Tbe hair, half of which had been shaven
ofi on that eventful day last July, had
grown again, and there was seemingly noth
ing the matter with the thumbs by which
Private lams had then been strung up. His
arms and legs seemed to have ontgrown the
quiet eray suit, adding to his boyish ap
pearance. He watched the opening of the
fight attentively but quietly, seldom speak
ing to his counsel, Frank lams and John D.
Watson. These were the only surviving
attorneys of the large number that talked
about espousing lams' cause last summer.
Both of them are young men.
Mr. lams Is the attorney who saved the
neck of Neffin the famous Greene county
McCausland murder case, by an appeal to
the Supreme Court, when all the rest of
the gang were hanged. Mr. Watson was,
'till recently, a distinguished officer in the
National Gnard, and has already made his
mark as an advocate. Physically the
plaintiff and his attorneys looked mere
striplings compared with the heavy legal
artillery and tbe defendants across the
The Defendants Look Like Soldiers.
Surgeon Grimm, to bs sure, is a small
man, but Colonel Hawkins is a rosy-faced,
white-haired giadt, with a military mous
tache that contradicts slightly a genial ex
pression, and Colonel Streator is over the
200-ponnd mark, and a broad-shouldered,
splendidly set-up soldier at that The at
torneys for the defense were many in num
ber, and Messrs, J. R. Braddocks, J. M.
Biaden and A. 3. Sprowles are built upon a
generous plan, so tnat witn James lia
chanan and State Senator Edward E. Rob
bins, the battalion for the lawyers presented
a formidable appearance. Messrs. Braden
and Sprowles are from Washington, Pa.,
Senator Bobbins irom Greensburg, and Mr.
Buchanan from Beaver. When these big
men put tbeir heads together, it meant a
large area of brains.
Early in the conflict fat law books in
brown calf covers emerged from various
valises and were ranged with stout blue
backed military authorities, army lists and
the like upon the big table till It was cov
ered. Ah Interested Throng of Guardsmen.
The courtroom was crowded, and among
tbe spectators were many National Guards
men, including General Wiley, command- .
ing the Second Brigade; Colonel Hulings,
of the Sixteenth Regiment; Captain Hunt,
of Battery B. and later in the
day Colonel Norman Smith, of the
Eighteenth Regiment; Major Kay, of the
same regiment, the Rev. Mr. Hunter, the
fighting chaplain of the Tenth Regiment,
who helped to capture the'desperado Ram
say when the Cooley gang got its quietus
the other day: Captain W. A. Doak, of the
Eighteenth; Major Lai re, editor of the
Greensburg Argue Lieutenant W. S. Brown,
late inspector of. rifle practice in the Four
teenth Regiment; Adjutant Haves, of the
Tenth Regiment; Captain E. E. Critchfield,
inspector of rifle practice in the Tenth Begi
mtnt, and Surgeon Mai or NefF, of the Tenth
Regiment Lots of privates from the Sec
ond Brigade were also in court It waa
more like a camp-fire than a trial.
Tbe array of attorneys for the defense in
dicated that the legal side of the case waa to
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