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WASBCEtfGrTOiJSr, B. C, WEDNESDAY MOBISTISTG-, SEPTEMBER 19, 1894.
"VOIi.l. S"0. 1S5.
ANOTHER BODY RECOVERED
Three Are Kow Supposed to Be in
the Stumph Faetory Ruins.
INJURED MEN ARE DOING ELL
Tho "Work on the Bains Interrupted by the
Bain, but Considerable ProgresB "Was
Made A Revolver Pound Beside the
Body of Eeitzell Identified by Teeth.
Another body has been found in the ruins
of the Stumph A, Bro. mattress factory, mnk
ing the total number of dead eix and three
BtLl missing, two of "whom are supposed to be
the unidentified bodies in the morgue.
It -was fi:80 o'clock jesterday afternoon
when the filth body -was discovered andcar
riea t i the morgue, whoro itTras identified as
the remains of Robert Beitzell, of No. 630 E
street southwest. The complete list of dead
James E. Vaughn, white, married, aged
W. P. Tennyson, white, widower, aged fifty
five, mattress maker.
VTillie Ashe, white, aged fifteen, mattresB
E bert Beitaell, white, aged twenty-one,
6 ngle, mattress maker.
Bodies of two unknown men, one of which
is supposed to be that of Henry Fowler, fore
man of the spring-bed making department
Henry Fowler, white, age twenty-eight,
Thilhp Aokerman, white, Gorman, foreman,
age flfty-fle, married.
E, Eeiksen, white, Swode, ago fifty.
The wounded men, A. J. Haski, Arthur
Eivens. and Harry Bacon, are still at the
E-nergenej Hospital, whoro they are reported
as doing well.
The site of the factory of Stumph A
Brother presented & devastated and dreary
abearance vesterdaj. Charred rafters and
beams twisted iron supports, and bent pieces
of machinery were piled in a heap, sur
r unW by the blackened remains of the
towc ring walls. Inside the wclosure were
gnat quantities of feathers, shucks, hair,
frnnrs and other materials used in making
r-&Vr5bi6, bed, and oots. Tons of bricks
i.n i m rtar completed the picture of rum and
rfa ..ere 1 the work of the rescuers exceed
inj; v disfeuit,
1 lie ram which fell in the afternoon and
c . un,j iLterfered to a considerable extent
witii te work of excavation, but did not de
ter ilio diggers in their efforts to recover the
cnarred tidies of the burled men. The gang
tf fteen laborers from the water department
was augumeuted in the afternoon by forty
r. re men who workod all night in clearing
away the -debris.
A MEEK BEFORE IT IS CXEAEED.
Toreman McGuire, who is in charge of the
men, said it will be at least a week before the
mass of ruins Is completely removed. There
are but a few picks and shovels to bo ob
ta.ned, and the men are compelled to use
their hands in digging out the dirt and bricks.
1 he gang is divided into two sections, one
w rkjng in the front part of the building, next
t'le east wall, and the other in the rear in the
winity of the elevator shaft, where the four
bodies were discovered Mondaj afternoon.
C hief Tarns was sure there were two bodies
ii the elevator, and twenty men were put to
w irk there. After digging for flvo hours all
a-ounl the shaft without finding the bodies
t ie -earb in that section was abandoned, and
t o gang began digging just north of whore
t of u1- lodiea were found.
On the south side the search was success
ful Ihe laborers first dug down to the
I. und floor, but found nothing except a
mass of cot wire and remains of spring boas,
li ii fa dozen eft be men took pitchforks and
bgan removing the pile of mattress shucks
that had been thrown into tho southeast cor
i r c f the second floor at tho head of tho
stairs leading below.
ILo work had just commenced, when at
5 3u i m. a blackened arm was noticed pro
triing from the mass, und tho cry of
"1 here's a bodv." went up from tho work
iren Vs quicklj and carefully as possible
tho b idv wa uncovered. It was unrocogniza
1 ie the legs and arms had been burned off,
un 1 nothing remained but a portion of tho
trunk and head.
Lv ing beside tho body was an apparently
new tolt s revolver. The weapon was not
even rateued, but gave rise to tho sugges
ts n that rather than succumb to the horrible
fate w hich awaited him, the doomed man
c rmutted suicide. Every chamber in the
rev iV or was mpty.
,nr moLve of heitzeeis body;
There were no blank cartridges to be found
and there wa no visible evidence that tho
men lal snot MtnselL As quickly and fen
cer, y as possible the body was wrapped in a
L anket. placed m an ambulance, and carried
to the morgue, where it was identified a few
I. cments later as that of Itobert Eoitzell. Tho
Lbon rs contiuuod their search, but failed to
nd anj more lodie-.
In th gray dawn of the morning and when
tLr L right sun had just begun to show his
filing face on the distant horizon the first
Liifdjzeuof tho thousands of spectators
ga ht red aud gazed on the ruins. Thej .vero
lalcrers on their waj to work and formed tho
nucleus of an over changing throng of curious
fcjg! tst ers who came, looked upon tho scene
for a moment, and went nvvaj, many of them
exp rosMngindiguation at tho apparent neglect
of the Stumph Brothers in not erecting fire
escapes upon a flve-storv building filled witn
high j inflammable material and heavy ma
chinery. It was the consensus of opinion among tho
per r je that had the proper facilities for es
cape, been provided there would not have been
a sngie life lost in the fire Iho spectators
were uttpoken in thoir condemnation of tho
rr"rnHorb' action, and many unkind words
"There is a building which hns been erected
three years," said an elderly gentleman, "and
no sigh of a fire escape upon It. Suppose
that fourth floor had been crowded with
w rkmen when the lire occurred. Every one
of them would undoubtedly have been lost.
"Who would be held responsible for such n
loss of life? Mo-t assuredly the Stumph
Brother Those escapes should have been
put up three jears ago and tho lives of six
w orkingmen would have been saved." This
was the general opinion of tho spectators.
In eiplaining tbc lack of flro escapes C. N.
Stumph said '"The escapes were ordered as
soon as possible after Inspector Entwlslo's
letter was received, but owing to some delay
Jn the factory located at Lancaster, Pa., the
contract was not complied with. Tho mate
rial reached the freight depot Monday, and
the workmen's tools were in the buil ding
when the fire broko out. We expected to be
gin the erection of escapes yesterday. How
ever, I believe the men could not have been
saved bad tho fire escapes been In position.
ITtatnes wore pouring in great columns from
tvery window, and the heat was so intense
that it was impossible for any one to get
w thin fifty feet of the building.
"S arely men descending the fire escapes
could not have endured the heat and would
have been burned while attempting to como
down the ladder. We did not occupy tho
entire building, and only recently bought tho
epring bed factory of Martin 4; Enowlton on
the fourth and fifth floors. Not occupingall
tho floors, wo thought it not necessary in or
der to comply with the law to erect escapes
until we wero using tho entire structure."
BLOW WOBK OF EECOVEBY.
Fifteen workmen from tho water depart
ment began clearing away the mass of debris
early jesterday morning. On they toiled,
bending every energy toward the recovery of
the bodies known to bo burled in tho ruins.
But It was slow work, riftccn men could not
do the work of fifty, and tho situation becamo
the subject of discussion among tho specta
tors. They could not understand why moro
men should not bo employed so that the
bodies might bo quickly recovered.
Major Moore learned of tho difficulty and
nppllod to the Commissioners for more men.
The necessary authority for their employment
was given, and at 3 o'clock forty now hands
were emploved. The work progressed rap
idly, and by dusk hnlf of tho dobris in the
rear of tho building had boon removed. .Dur
ing the afternoon a number of ladles visited
tho scone and examined tho burnt and water
soaked carpels strewn about on tho asphalt,
hoping to find their brussels or Ingrains
left to be cleaned only a few dajs before tho
conflagration. Some of these carpets are
valued as high as 6500, bnt tho owners will
have to stand tho loss.
As dusk appronehed and tho rain began
falling there was a short cessation of work
while tho men donned coats und hats and
went home to supper. Many of them had not
had a morsel smco breakfast, and wore
anxious to have a good square meal beforo
starting in on their all-night job. In an hour
the work was resumed, and by the aid of two
immonse search lights and a number of
smaller lanterns considerable progress was
mado in spite of the steady downpour of rain.
As tho hours pissed and midnight ap
proached the spectators returned to their
homes, leaving tho half dozen patrolmen to
watch tho blackened ruins, while tho laborers
within dug on In the hope of finding tho one
body which it is believed Is burled beneath
tons of debris.
INQUEST UPON THE DEAD.
It Will Do Held To du- Injured .Men Arc
.Doing .Mccly At the .Morgue.
It was thought at first by Deputy Coroner
Glazebrook that an inquest upon the bodies
of tho victims of the flro would be unneces
sary, but yesterday a request from District
Attorney BIrney caused him to change his
mind, and an inquest will bo held to-day at 11
The injured men at the Emergency Hospital
aro all doing finely, and two of them, Harry
Bacon and Arthur Bivens, will be able to bo
about in a few days. Alden Hoski, has a
broken leg and a badly lacerated left ankle,
but is improving rapidly. A sort of reception
was held at the hospital jesterday, groups of
relatives and friends calling and spending a
few moments with the injured men. Harry
Bacon especially seemed to bo In a jovlnl
mood, chatting and joking as if he had taken
no part whatever in a terrible tragedy twenty
four hours before.
"Well, jou see." bo sold. "I am pretty
badlj shaken up, nnd it will be somo timo be
fore I get over the effects of it, but I am feel
ing first rate and hope to be up in a daj- or
two, jes." with a shudder, "It was terrible,
and I don't care to go through the experience
Arthur Bivens has so far recovored that ho
will be uble to be removed to-day to tho nomo
of his rolatives in Anacostin.
Tho sceno at the morguo jesterday was not
especially animated, tho curiosity of nearly
every ono having been satisfied, and tho
cnarred remains of tho unfortunates were al
lowed to rest in comparative quiet. Tho
door to tho deadhouse was kept locked, and
no one was admitted except those who could
give a good reason. This action was taken
because tho bodies had become extremelj'
putrid, and it was Impossible for any one to
remain long in the room.
Early in the afternoon tho body of the boy,
Willie Ashe, was removed bj his relatives and
preparations mnde for his burial, and shortly
afterward u niece of William Tennvson ap
peared to take charge of the charred remains
of her uncle. Ho wl'l be taken toAnnandale,
A. "Va., and buried there.
A curious feature of tho Identifications Is
that in the cose of each one tho teeth havo
formed the baMs of recognition. About 3
o'clock jesterday a dentist identified there
mains of Henry Fowler, the foreman, by work
which he had performed on the dead man's
teeth. The other clue was a missing joint on
the thumb of tho right hand.
Bobert Reitrell's bodj which was found
last night, was also recognized by a fellow
workman through a certain peculiarity In tho
formation of tno teeth.
DEATH OF MAJOR TURTLE.
Well-known Official of the War Depart
ment Passes Avvnv.
The death of Major Thomas Turtle, ono of
tho best known officers of the engineer corps
of the Army, disbursing officer of tho chief
engineer's office, and member of the United
States board on geographical names, which
occurred at 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning
at his lato residence, No. 2103 G street north
west, was a shock to his many friends. Ho
had been ill only since Frldny last, his demise
resulting from peritonitis.
Major Turtle was about fifty years of ago.
He graduated from West Point In the class of
18G7. of which class Engineer Commissioner
Powell, Supt. Moss, of tho street department;
tho late Sumner IL Bodfish, civil engineer;
Capt. C. P. Miller, assistant to the quarter
master general, and Capt. Charles Shaler, as
sistant to tho chief of ordiuanco oi tho War
Department, were al"o members.
His family consists of tho widow, threo
children, and a sister-in-law, all of whom
wore present at tho bedside in his last mo
ments. "He was a most charming man, nnd ono of
tho ablet officers in tho engineer corps," said
Commissioner Powell jesterday in comment
ing upon the death of his friend.
The funeral will occur to-morrow, tho hour
being as jet undetermined.
All arrangements for tho obsequies were
deferred until tho arrival of a brother, who
was expected last evening from Now York.
Two other brothers, ono residing at Pensa
cola, Fla , the other nt Pittsflold, Mass., aro
expected to arrive to-day.
Such of the surviving members of tho grad
uating class with which Major Turtle affiliated
Who maybe in the city will attend thofunoral.
GOV. FLOWER DECLINES.
After a Talk with Hill and .Murphy He De
cides ot to He n Candidate.
Ai.bvt, N. Y., Sept. 18. Gov. Tiower
had a conference with Senators Hill and
Murphy this morning, nnd at its conclusion
announced that he would decline to bo a can
didate for reaomlnatlon. He said:
"lam convinced that my nomination, if It
should be accorded to me by the convention,
would not bo so llkelj' to command the full
vote of the partj- ns would bo tho nomination
of somo other Democrat, and I nm too desir
ous of party success to be a candidate under
When Senator Hill left the executive cham
bor he went direct to the residence of John
B. Thatcher. This Is said to havo n great
deal of significance, as Mr. Thatcher has been
mentioned ns a candidate for Governor.
Verdict Against tho Assembly.
BiLTisioBE, Sept. 18. The jury in tho 55.000
damage case brought by Georgo W. Lucko
against the Clothing Cutters and Trimmors'
Assembly, Knights of Labor, for causing him
to lose a lucrative situation, brought In a ver
dict of 52,500 in favor of tho complainant.
BROWN WAS A LIVING FRAUD
Deceived His Bride and Friends and at
Last Skipped from Town.
THE RACE TRACK WAS HIS RUIN
Having an Unusual Run of Luck He Besignod
His Clerkship and Devoted Himself En
tirely to Gambling Then Ho lost All,
Borrowed Bight and loft, and Ban Away.
After deceiving brido and friends, and liv
ing a singular dual life for about six months,
Sylvanus Brown has left the eity for parts un
known with his young wife, leaving behind
him nn angry army of creditors and dupes.
Tho story of young Brown's career during
the length of time montioned Is peculiar and in
teresting. Ho is hnndsomo and engaging,
about twenty-four, and a nntivo of Connells
vlllo, Pa. Securing a position under tho
government as a clerk in tho navyjnrd,
Brown camo here nbout a vear ago. rinding
that his circumstances pormitted the action,
tho j'oung man became engaged to n pretty
girl living in Connellsville, named Tlorn Wel
don, and the wedding wag fixed for last
Ab tho day drew near for the celebration of
tho ceremony the young man neglocted the
promptings of prudence and, ns ho afterward
confessed to a friend, thought to increoso his
savings by gambling, tho races being n favonto
game. As sometimes happens under such
conditions, but very rarelj-, Brown was un
usually lucky, and tho few hundred dollars
ho had saved for tho marriage stato soon
multiplied until he had $2,800 in his pos
session. Dazzled with his luck tho young man
threw up his government position, believing
that ho had found a lazv-, luxurious and
lucrativo means of making money.
In April Brown went to Connellsville, nnd
wasmurned to Miss Weldon in a stylo that
cnused comment on account of its elabornto
nature. After a wedding tour, which was cut
short because Brown was feverishlj anxious
to return to the race tr.ick, tho couple camo
to this city and took up their residenco in a
pretty home at No. 514 B street northeast.
Tnls house was elaboratolj furnished.
For nwhilo thnt fickle jado known as luck
favored tho young man, but the naturnl end
soon cnmii. The tide of fortune turned, aud
in a few disastrous weeks tho whole sum had
melted away. Then Brown cast about in his
desperation for a way to support his bride und
He had told the confiding girl that ho had
been transferred to tho Bureau of Engraving
and Printing where his work was of such n
private and particular nature that ho had a
room of which ho was tho solo occupant.
During his brief dajs of prosperity Brown
nad been a "good spender," ns the world
calls a mnn who throws his monev about lnv
ishly. Consequents ho had mado many ac
quaintances, and some of thee, who aro busi
ness men, believed him to bo wealthy. Brown
was not slow to take advantngo of this confi
dence, and borrowod sums of monev' from
various sources, with which ho tried to re
coup his losses.
But tho effort was in vain. Tlnally Brown
passed several checks thnt were afterward
discovered to be bogus. Tho storm began to
gather, and bofore it burst Brown told his
unsuspecting wife that ho had secured leave of
absence and was golnc on a vacation nt once.
This much tho wife confided to a friend.
When tho pair departed, leaving the houso
on the Hill so unexpectedlj, no word was loft
of their destination, nnd none of their former
frionds knows of their present w hereabouts.
O'RODRKE HOLDS ON.
Supervising Architect of the Treasury
Tells Sccrctarj Carlisle that Ho Is
the Victim of a Conspiracy.
In explanation of tho action of Secretary
Carl is lo in demanding his resignation nt
once, Supervising Architect Jeromiah
O'Bourke, of tho Treasury, Intimates thnt a
conspiracy existed in his office for tho pur
pose of causing his downfall.
A Times reporter called at La Normnndie
last night, but Mr. O'Bourko sent down a
messngo In which he begged to bo excused, nt
the same time adding thnt ho had nothing to
say for publication at th6 time.
It was however learned that Mr. O'Bourko
had not yet sent tho desired letter to Secre
tary Carlisle. Ho stated to friends that ho
would write out his resignation, nt the snmo
timo furnishing the evidence upon which ho
bases the chargo of conspiracj. This action
ho will take to-daj, and if it Is not satsifae
torj will acquiesce in tho Secretnrv's request.
Mr. Carlisle has considered tho matter fully,
and it Is said cannot be induced to alter his
Mr. O'Bourko wns appointed at tho solici
tation of tho "New Jersej' Senators. The trou
ble was precipitated bja letter from Chief
Clork Kemper, in which ho gnvo tho Secie
tary tho alternative of accepting cither Mr.
O'ltourke's resignation or his own. There
was also friction with tho contract clerk,
Judge riemmg, a personal friend of the Soc
retarj'. The salary of the position is $4,500. It is
stntod that Mr. O'Rourke has not regarded
tho statutes in awarding contracts, and thnt
the affairs of tho office were in chaos. Mr.
O'Bourko reminded tho Secretary of a prom
ise that ho would not bo removed except
upon specific charges, nnd Mr. Carlisle nn
Bwered that none had been filed, but ho hud
personnlry observed tho deplorable condition
of affairs in the office. He also invited evi
dence of the alleged conspiracy. In the de
partment this accusation is not generally re
garded as truo.
NATIONAL SPINNERS UNION.
Most Important Convention in the Tex
tllo Industry Ever Held.
Boston-, Mass , Sept. IS. Ono of the most
Important, If not tho most important, conven
tions in tho textile industry for mnny years
was opened in Puritan Hall whon tho semi
annual meeting of the National Spinners'
Union was called to order.
Forty -flvo delegates, representing thirty
five districts nnd hailing from fortj cities and
towns, were present. Tho report of tho treas
urer showed that tho organisation was in an
unusually flourishing condition.
Iho convention indorsed Mr. Ross as a
labor candidate for Representative, and
adopted resolutions urging tho pcoplo of Now
Bedford to support him. This afternoon tho
convention listened to a report bj' Robert
Howard, of Fall River, delegate to tho Inter
national Textile Workers' convention, at
Tin Manufacture on a Big Scale.
London, Sept. 18. Tho Daily aews says
that one of the wealthiest American iron and
steel masters, now Jn England, state3
that ho and several of his friends
nro so satisfied with tho prospects of
tinplato making in tho United States that
they are forming a private companj' to com
mence tho manufacture of tinplate on a
scale that will immensely increase tho Ameri
CHINA'S CRUSHING DEFEAT.
Moro Thnn 17,000 Men Wero Killed,
Wounded, or Captured at tho
Bnttlo of Plug Ynng.
London, Sept. 18. A dispatch from Ping
Yang, Korea, snjs that tho first estimates were
slightly undor tho actual facts, nnd tho total
of the Chineso losses during tho two days'
battle Is now said to bo over 17,000 mon killed,
vrounded, and prisoners.
Thoso of tho Chineso prisoners who wero
not wounded wero paraded yesterday morn
ing in a circle of Japanese troops, nnd it was
seen that they numbered 14,500. It is prob
able, however, that thi3 number will bo In
creased during tho next few dajs by tho pris
oners who aro being constantlj brought in by
tho Japanese cavalry. Many of tho Chineso
captured wore found hiding in the ruined
portions of tho citj
Besides Gen. Tso-ronk-Wal, commander-in-chief
of tho Mnnchurian armj-, who fought
desperately to the last, and only surrendered
when he w as badly wounded, the Japnnoso
captured four other important commanders
of tho Chinese forces, nuinelj-, Gen. Tso Fonk
Woi, Gon. Wei Ink Woi, Gon. NayuKowEng,
nnd Gon. Soi Kin Lin, practically all tho ef
fective Chineso staff. Tho Chineso prisoners
nro to bo sent to Jnpan in batches of 1,000
on bonrd Japanese transports at anchor in tho
A dispatch from Shanghai sajs that un im
perial edict has beon issued depriv ing Viceroy
Li Hung Chang of his throo-ojeu pencocK
feather, because of his mismanagement of tho
Korean campaign. Tnotal Shang, It Is re
ported, is intriguing against Li Hung Chang
through the Emperor's favorite teacher. rlho
correspondent also snjs it is reported that
Li nunc Chanc has been donosed.
London. Sept. 18. A special dispatch to
tho Times from Shanghai savs that tho Chi
neso admit the truth of tho reports of tho do
font of their army at Ping Yang, but deny thnt
tho towns wero captured by tho Japanese.
Siianohai. Sopt. 18. A naval engagement
has tnken placo off Yalu, where a Chlneio
squadron wns covering tho landing of
n largo force. The lauding was ef
fected with success, but in the mean
time a Jnpnneso fleet attacked tho assail
ants. In tho lighting that followed, the Chi
ineso warship Chih Yuen was sunkbj tho firo
from tho attacking fleet. Tho Ynng Woi, be
longing to tho Chiuc-o squndron, in attempt
ing to get out of tho rango of firo, or in maneu
vering for a position, was run aground, where
she rcmnlned. One other Chineso ship is re
ported to have been sunk.
Tho Jupnnefeo are also roported to havo
sustained a heavy loss, threo of their vessels
having been sunk by tho flro from the Chinese.
Admiral Ting and Major Hnnnikm nro ro
ported having been kilkd during tho attaok.
IX. HUrsCS DI GKADATIOX.
VIccroj- of China Deprived by tho Emperor
of Two of His Decorations.
Information of tho official degradation of
Viceroy Li Hung Chang came to tho State
Department yesterday in n dispatch from Mr.
Charles Denbj-, the United States chargo
d'affaires at Pekin.
It was to tho effect that tho Emperor of
China had deprived tho viceroj of two of his
decorations for his failure to properlj' con
duet tho mllitarv operation", and stated fur
ther that ho would probably bo subject to
still greater punishment.
No mention is made of tho specific docor
ntlons taken from tho statesman or of tho
timo of its occurrence. Mr. Donby's dispatch
mado no mention of tho recent great battle at
Ping Yang, nenr tho Korean border.
NEY TREATY WITH JAPAN.
The Empire llclng Recognized as
Trcatj -making Power.
Tho now treaties which Japan is effecting
with the great powers, including tho United
States, are regarded in diplomatic circles as
an event in international affairs quite as im
portant ns tho China-Japanese war, as tho
treaties will for the first timo give official
recognition to Japan as ono of tho.sisterhood
of civilized nations.
Iho records of the Stato Dopartment show
that the United States was tho first to make a
treaty of nuj kind with Japan, and tho first
to send a minister thoio. Iho ninin foaturo
of tho new treaties Is that thoj recognize
Jnpan as a full treaty-making power nnd mako
commercial arrangements with her accoru
inglj. The old treaty g.ive tho United States
a uniform tariff rate of 5 per cent, ml valorem
for sending goodb into Japan, although tins
country wns left free to Impose such tariff
rates as she taw fit against Japan Tho now
treaty will raise tho Japnne-e rates, on tho
principle thnt tho government Is now ablo to
enact a just and enlightened tariff law of its
own. Iho rate for imports from the United
States is understood to bo from 0 to 8 per
cent, and to be a specific instead of nn ad
valorem dutj'. This is tho rate in tho British
treatj. and tho purpose is to have them alike.
Another Important chango is in opening up
Japan to Amencnns and other foreigner-".
Japan now proposes to throw opeu her entire
country, making only one reservation against
tho alien ownership of land, similar to the
Inwc in somo American Stntes. With this
reservation Americans and other foreigners
will bo allowed to conduct business, lease
laud. etc.. in any part of Japan. On tho other
hand, Japan de-Ires hj tho new treaties to rid
herself of tho consular courts and other for
oign tnbunnls which sit at tho treaty ports
nnd havo jurisdiction over all caes, civil aud
criminal, in which a foreigner is a party.
These courts wero established on tho theory
thnt eastern countries wero e-uremelj cruel
in their punishments, but as Japan's judicial
sj'stom is now patterned after that of western
countries it is felt that full justlco will bo ac
corded foreigners in Japan without tho con
tinuance of tho foreign courts.
KEN WHO CARRY HAIL.
rifth Annual Convention of the National
Association of Letter-carriers.
Clevfiamj, Ohio, Sept. 18. Tho fifth nn
nunl convention of tho National Association
of Lettor-cnrrJers of the United States began
nt Army nnd Nnvj- Hall to-day witn about
273 delogates present, representing all parts
of tho couutrj. Major Bleo delivered a
speech of welcome, which was respondod to
by Preslden T rank E. Smith, of tho associa
tion. National Secrotary John F. Vicbary's annual
roport showed a remarkablo growth of tho
order. Tho assoamtion was orgunized in Bos
ton four j ears ago. with flfty-threo branches.
To-day the branches number 50G, with nearly
G.000 members in good standing. Troasurer
Alex McDonlud's annual roport showed tho
total receipts during tho year to bo 0,357.
71; expenditures, i5,470 53. A supplementary
roport up to Soptembor 10 shows ",527.27 to
be on hind. This sum includes tho legisla
tive fund, which amounts to S1.434.S0. Chief
Collector Dunn, of tho Mutual Benefit Asso
ciation, roported tho amount of availablo
funds September 1, at 81.010.C0.
No Gould Millions for Battcnbcrg.
New York, Sopt. 18. Edwin Gould to-day
denied tho roport that his sister Anne, now in
Paris, had become engaged to Pnnco Francis
of Bnttonberg. This is the sixth engagement
of Miss Gould rumored within the past j ear.
"There is ubsolutolj- no foundation for tho
story," said Mr. Gould this afternoon.
Swiss Want o More Annrchlsts.
B2HJ.E, Sept. 18. A petition bearing tho
names of 27,577 Swiss citizens has been pre
sented to the federal council demanding tho
adoption of vigorous repressive measures
OWENS SURELY SELECTED
Official Count of Committees Shows a
Plurality of 270 for Him.
CHARGES OP UNPAIR DEALING
When tho Fayetto County Voto Was Counted
Sottlo's Friend, Who Hold tho Balance of
Power, Bef used to Go Behind the Returns
Ovor 520,000 Waged on tho Besult.
Lexikoton, Ky., Sopt. 18. There Is abso
lutely no doubt that W. C. Owens ha3 secured
tho nomination ns Democratic candidate for
Congress from the Ashland district. The offl
ciul count of tho various county committees
shows n plurality for Owns of 270 over
While Breckinridge seems detormined to
havo n contest before the district committee
at I'rankfort noxt Saturday, there Is no doubt
that tho committee will rofuso to throw
tho nomination to Breckinridge, ns such
notion will, in the opinion of
conservative Democrnts, completely disrupt
tho Democratic party in this district. Several
6trong Breckinridge men wero interviewed to
day and will express themselves as opposed
to any contest, They say that Breckinridge
is undoubtedly beaten, and believe that it
would bo bad pollcj-to stand against the will
of tho peoplo.
A number of bets against Owens wero paid
to-day. The wide interest in tho election w as
shown to-day by a telegram from Dakota
asking: "Can Breckinridge win?" The
nnswer was sent: "Ho cannot win, Pauline;
ho cannot win."
Col. Brccklnrldgo was on tno streets of
Lexington a great deal to-day nnd greeted
evorjbodv with his customary politeness. Ho
stands bj'his manifesto issued last night, but
snvs thero is nothing to add to it.
Hero nt Breckinridge's home to-day the
Breckinridge and Owens men were equallj
divided on tho Fayetto countj committee and
the only Settlo man on tho committee had the
balauco of power. Beforo tho commiteo
met to-daj Evan bottle telegraphed his con
gratulations to Owons nnd Settle's friends on
tho eoinmittoo umpired tho count without
going behind any returns.
Tho Owens mon are openly charging thnt
tho manifesto or declaration of contest was
not issued late last night until pressure had
beon brought to bear on district committee
men who wero opposed to going behind
tho returns from the respective coun
ties. Tho Owens men claim that
tho frauds wero against them instead
of injtheir fnvor and that monoj is being used
to get tho district committee to reverse the
returns of the countv- committees. There is
over $20,000 up in tho district In wagers nnd
thoso who put up money on Breckinridge aro
anxious for contest proceedings.
HOTEL MEN PULLED WIRES.
Atlnntio City Chosen for tho Next Meet
ing of tho Odd rcllovvs Grnnd Lodge
Instead of Wnshington.
CnATTANOoa, Tenn.. Sept. 18. Tho busi
ness session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of
Odd Tollows this morning reassembled in
Lookout Convention Hall. Tho question of
the next place of mooting came up. Wash
ington city had a determined set of delegates
working for her, but they wero in the minor
ity, nnd Atlantic City was chosen. Among
thoso who favored Washington thero is a
great deal of dissatLsfactlon. Thoj- say that
' le wires were pulled by tho hotel men at At
When the election of officers for tho ensu
ing year came up Representative Morris, of
Kentucky, nominated Doputy Grand Siro
Juhn W. Stebbens, of Maryland, and ho
was unanimously elected. For the office of
deputy grnnd siro, Representative Musson
nominnted Herman Block, of Iown, and fur
ther nominations wore mado in tho persons
of John B. Goodwin, major of Atlanta; Hon.
Fred. Carleton, of Texas, Alfred S. Pinker
ton, of Massachusetts, Gen. E. M. Slonn, of
St. Louis, Dr. W. II. Izard, of New Jersov,
nnd William E. Cnrhn. of Illinois.
Tho first ballot resulted as follows: Carle
ton. 51, Pinkerton. 32, Block. 27: Izard, 25;
Uarlin. 19; Goodwin. 15. nnd Sloan, 6.
Second ballot Pinkerton, 40; Carleton, 84;
Block. 25, 1nrd, 10. Total. 165. Carleton,
or Texas, was declared elected.
Theodore Ros, of New Jersey, was unnnl
mouslj' re-elected as grand secretary and
Isnnc Sheppard. of PonDsvlvanla, was
unanimously re-elected grand tre lsurer.
After somo routine business the meeting
Tho grand parade was an hour lato In mov
ing. The features wero olght emblematic floats
of tho order. Theso represented "Daughters
of Rebokah," "The Sea of Life." "Jonathan
Beforo King Saul," "The Good Samaritan,"
"Tho lemnlo of Truth." "Odd Fellowship
Encircles tho Earth," "Rebekah at tho Well,"
nnd "An I. O. 0. T. Home "
To-night a brilliant reception and reunion
In honor of tho p ist grand representatives is
boing held in tho First Baptist Church audi
torium. VIRGINIA BANKERS.
They Tnv or Abolition of Dajs of Grncc on
Richmo:d. Vn., Sept. 18. Tho Virginia
Bankers' Association commenced its second
nnnunl session hero to-daj. Tho address of
welcomo was by Mr. A. L. Boulwaro, presi
dent of tho Tirst Nntional Bink of this citj
nnd tho rcsponso by Coi. Walter H. Taylor, of
tho Marino Bank of Norfolk.
Mr. R. E. Bjrd, of Winchester, delivered
the annual address, his subject being "The
history of banking in Virginia."
Thoquestion of memorializing tho legisla
ture to abolish days of grace on paper ma
turing was roforred to the committeo on bank
ing nnd legislation with instructions to roport
nt the noxt nnnual session. Tho sense of tho
association seemed to bo largely lo favor of
abolishing dujs of grace.
In the Political Held.
W. S. Kirkpatrick has been nominated for
Congress in tho Eighth Pennsylvania dis
trict. Dr. William S. Boozo has been nominnted
for Congress by the Republicans of the Third
Tho Democrats of tho Twenty-first Penn
sylvania district havo nominated W. M. Fair
man for Congress.
Tho Prohibitionists of tho Twenty-seventh
Now York district havo nominated Charles H.
Perkins for Congress.
Tho Connecticut State Republican Conven
tion met at Hartford jesterday, nnd after ap
pointment of the various committees ad
journed until to-dny.
Col William Dickson, who Is now connected
with tho Kew York Life Insurance Company,
nnd who also ropresonts somo of tho best flro
insurance) companies in the United States, finds
no reason to complain of hard times. He is do-
I inc moro business now than oyer colore,
Make ?so nminatlons, but Insist Upon
Allegiance to tho ut!onnl Platform.
Coi.tJ2inn, S. C, Sopt. 18. At 3.45 this
morning tho onti-Tillinan convention ad
journed without making any nominations.
The vote was 120 against nominating and 104
Tho convention adopted n series of resolu
tions In which It was demanded of tho Stato
convention, which moots to-morrow, that they
adopt the Chicago platform nnd explicitly to
declare truo and loyal alleglnnco to tho na
tional Democratic party; that It at tho same
timo repudiate and rescind tho nctlon of the
btnto convention of 1892. which adopted the
Ocala platform as the principles of the Demo
cratic party of tho State; that the State con
vention nominate no one not In full accord
with tho principles of tho national Democracy
or no ono who acknowledges nllogiance to tho
Ocala platform or to the principles of the Pop
It was further resolved that should the con
vention to-morrow fail to do theso things
and nominate anv others than those holding
allegiance to Democmtlo principles, then all
truo Democrnts nro absolved from obligation
to support such nominees nt the November
election whether or not they participated In
tho recent primarj-. An executive committee
of one member from each county was ap
pointed, which shall call the convention
again should tho State convention fail to
carry out tho above.
The delegates to that convention are be
ginning to arrive and will meet to-morrow nt
12 o'clock. John Gariy Evans will bo the
nominee for Governor and there Is n quiet
scramble among reformers for tho other
places. Tne convention will. In all probabil
ltj , again ndopt tho Oscaln platform, though
there nro somo who are willing to meet the
conservatives half wnj.
That there will be two tickets, both claim
ing to bo Democratic, Is almost certain, and
a short, but exciting campaign will result.
What the Republicans will do, remains to be
seen. It is rumored that they will revive and
take a hand in tho fracas.
ALVAYS SEEK THE TRUTH.
Dr. Ely Complctclj Exonerated by the In
Madisov, Wis., Sept. 18. The report of the
Elj- investigating committeo was submitted to
tho full board of university regents at 2
o'clock to-daj- signed bj- tho full committee.
It finds Dr. Elv- had no connection with the
printers' strike, did not advise or abet strikers
and walking delegates, or make demand on
proprietors that their offico should be made
union. It further finds there is no foundation
for tho chnrge thnt Dr. EIv- believes In strikes
or bojeotts or anj- of tne other charges that
wero "mnde by Superintendent Wells, that the
charge that a "sort of moral justification for
nttacks upon life and property Is supported
by the teachings or practices of the Lniver
sfty of Wisconsin ' is absolutely false.
The committeo state that they cannot think
for a moment to recommend tho dismissal of
the teacher, even If sora of hi opinions
should in some quarter b regarded as vision
ary. Such n course would be equivalent to
saving no profossor should tea.h anything
which is not accepted by everybody a true.
Thej sij" thej' would feel themselves un
worthy of tho" positions thej hold if they did
not believe in progress In all departments of
know ledge. Thej- believe the great University
of Wisconsin should ever entourage that con
tinual nnd fearless sifting nnd winnowing bj
which alone truth can be found.
AIR FULL OF CLUBS.
Pitched Battle Bstvvccn Gamblers and a
Score of Pinkerton Detectives.
Chicvgo, Sept. IS. A pitched battle be
tween Pinkerton men nnd the attaches of
Harry Varnell's gambling house, at Madison
nnd Clark streets, was fought thi3 afternoon
during a raid on tho place. Varnell's is one
of the largest gambling houses in tho city,
nnd was well filled when a score of detective,
headed bv "Mat" Pinkerton. entered the place.
The occupants of tho hoif-o armed them
selves with chairs and other weapons nnd
charged the intruder.
Drawing their clubs the officers resisted the
attack and for fifteen minutes the air was full
of chnirs. clubs, and profanitv. Many of the
combatants wero knocked down nnd badly
pounded, but none were dangerously hurt.
An Immense crowd of peoplo gathered, at
tracted by the row in tho heart of thecitv.
Tho detectives finally conquered, making
numerous arrests, and the Vnrnell people re
taliated by causing tho arrest of "Mat" Pink
erton. Vnrnell i ex-warden of the county
poorhouse and ha served a term in tho peni
tentiary for boodllng.
EXPELLED FOR BAD CONDUCT.
Knights of Labor Officials Answer to
O'Kccfc's, Lcuf's and Donoghue's Suit.
PnriADEi,rniA, Sept. IS. Mesrs. Sover
einn, Hnjes, McGulre, Martin, and French,
constituting tho general executive board of
tho Knights of Labor, and Henry C. Trapha
gen nnd William O. Begloy to-day filed
nn nnswer to tho suit recently brought
against them by John O'Keefe, Alexan
der II. P. Leuf, nnd Patrick Donoghue,
members of Local Association 6401. The
court was asked to enjoin tho issuance of
credentials to Iraphagen as representative to
District Assemblj, No. 1, and to order tho de
fendants to rein-Ttate the three complamnnts
as members of tho order from which, It was
alleged, thej were illegally expelled.
In tho answer It is couttnaed that the gen
eral executivo board has a right to expel the
compl ilnnnts for insubordination and gen
eral bid conduct, and tho court is asked
to dismiss tho suit.
HIGH UP IN THE ORDER.
Convention of the Supremo Council
bovcrcign Grnnd Inspectors.
Boston, Sept. 18. Tho most distinguished
Masonic body in tho United Stntes. tho Su
premo Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors
General of the Thirty-third degree, Scottish
Bite, went into convention at Masonic Hall
this forenoon nt 10 o'clock. Tho assembly
was called to order bv' Grand Commander
Henry L. Talmer. of Milwaukee, Wis., who
delivered nn eloquent nddres. Delegates
were present from all parts of tho country,
tho roll-call showing the number of delegates
to be 175. After the appointment of commit
tees, the conv ention adjourned until to-morrow.
Telegraphic Brcv itlcs.
Tho eighth nnnual convention of tho United
Typothetm of America began nt tho Hotel
Metropolo in Now York j esterday.
In tho New York Yacht Club's autumn
swoepstakes j esterday tho Ariel was tho win
ner, beating tho Emerald by 14 seconds.
Eugene Dobs is doing all ho can to secure
Vice Grand Master Harrahan's re-election in
tho Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.
Miss Mary Leo Duvall, daughter of Llout.
William P. "Duvall. and Louis E. Marye, of
Philadelphia, wero married nt Fortress Mon
roo jesterdaj-, Miss Rundlettof "Washington,
being ono of tho bridesmaids.
John A. Perry, editor of the Irwlnton (Ga.)
World, has been arrested for using tho mails
for fraudulent purposes, he having sent out
circulars announcing that he has invented a
means of winning at pokor.
Police Copt. John T. Stephenson, who wns
dismissed from tho Now York police force
upon charges of taking money from produce
merchants for sidewalk privileges, has pro
cured a writ of certiorari for tho purpose of
I reviawlcs the action of tho commissioners,
MORTON MUST TAP HIS BAR'L
Put in Nomination for Governor by
the Republicans of New York.
SAXT0N IS HIS RUNNING MATE
Sloat Fas3Btt'a Name Evoked Enthosiasa,
but Not Enough Votes Judge Haiga:
Named for Judga of Court of Appeals
Platform Denouncing- tho Administration.
SAnATOGA, N. T., Sept. 18. The State Eo
publican convention met hero to-day and
made tho following nominations:
Governor, Levi P. 3Iorton.
Lleutennnt governor, Charles T. Saxtoa.
Judt:o of court of appeals, Judge Halg&t.
Congressman Quigg wa3 temporary chair
man and in his address said tho outlook for
tho party in tho coming election was most
encouraging. After tho recess Hon. Warner
Miller was- mads permanent chairman.
Congressman Sereno E. Payne, chairman
of the committee on resolutions, presented th
platform, which condemns the national
Democratic party for mismanagement of the
affairs of the government, for its pasaga
of the tariff bill, which is declared to bo sec
tional, because It protects the chief products
of the South, while removing or largely re
ducing protective duties on tho products of
tho North, and for the revival of the income
tax. The administration of Gov. Flower ia
The chairman then announced the nomi
nations in order, and Gen. Eenfamin F.
Tracey arose to narao Mr. Morton. He spoks
in part as follows:
"Two yeara ngo to-day the American peo
plo were in the pride of prosperity. Tho year
of 1S92 was the culmination of thirty years of
continuous Republican polity, during
which time this country enjoyed a pros
perity beyond anything heretofore known
in tne history of civilization. So long con
tinued had been this prosperity that the peo
ple came to bIievo that a change of party and
of administration would not affect it. and
they determined to trj- the experiment. Presi
dent Cleveland thought that the people of
this countrr required an object ksson, and ho
proceeded to give it. The people have mas
tered the principles of that lesson, and they
fullv understand it.
"The people want no further object lesson
from President Cleveland and his ad
ministration. They know the results and
they have had eaougn. If any business
man doubts it let him take an inventory-
of bis assets in November. 1S92, and
another on November 1. 1S94. These inven
tories will til the story. It h not too much
to say that if we could obtnin accurately tho
depreciation of values of the property of the
people of the United State. including tho
loss in wages, it woukl be found that a Dem
ocratic administration has cost the people in
eighteen months an amount approximating:
the cost of four jears of civil war.
'Tellow delegates of the convention, a
grave reDoasibilityretsuponthj Republican
party of New or. It is our duty to place in
nomination to-day a man who is not only ab.o
to carry the State.but one wiw will wina vietory
of such magnifleent proportions as to SHti-fy
tho people of the nation and the people of tno
commercial world. Kepubuenns are coram,;
back to power m 196. and are coming baec
to stay. That man is the Hon. Levi Parsons
There was storm of applause as Gen.
Traeey finished, and several members wrs
on their feet crj ing for recognition to second
the nomination andakfora vote by Reclama
tion, but CjL Baxter toreaded his way up the
aisle and tout the platform The Fassett men
saw him anil there was a tumult. Quiet was
restored and Mr. Baxter began his speech,
placing in nomination J. Sloat Faosets for
l Hen the name of Fassett was reached
there was the most remarkable scene of the
session, reminding one forcibly of the sceno
in the Republican convention at Minneapolis
when Mr. Biaine received the applause and
Harrison the vote. " People stood on their
feet and waved handkerchiefs and for flvo
minutes the vast .tndienee yehed itself hoarse.
The other nominations made were btewart
L. Woodford, Gen. Daniel Butterfleld. and
Judge Leslie W. Ruseii.
Cnes for a vote followed, and tho chairman
ordered the roll to be called bycounties. Be
fore Ontario was reached Morton had been
nominated, and when the vote was finished,
the clerks, amid the greatest confusion, an
nounced Morton, 582 . Fassett, 69: Woodford, 40;
Butterfleld. 29,'Bus-ell, 20; Bliss. 40. and
Arkell. 1. The nomination of Morton was
immediately made unanimous, each of tha
opposing candidates making short speeches,
pledging him their support.
Upon reassembling to-night nominations for
lieutenant governor were made, and. the voto
being taken at 12.20 a. m Charles T. Saxton
was nominated on the first ballot. For judgo
of the court of appeals Judgo Halght wa3
nominated ou the second ballot, and the con
vention then, at 2-10 a. m., adjourned sins
BRICE IS ON THE GROUND.
He Docs Not Propose to Take Any Chances
with the Convention.
CoLtmnrs, Ohio, Sept. 18. The Democratic
Stato convention assembles in this city to
morrow at 10 a. m. This evening at 5 o'clock
tho delegations from the various districts met
and selected members to act on the several
Tho chief feature of tho day was tho arrival
of Senator Bnce, against whom an effort has
been made by somo of the delegations to
work up a sentiment on account of his atti
tude in the lato tariff fight in Congress.
The Senator has trusted lieutenants on tho
ground to look after his interests, as appears
by the make-up of tho various committees.
The anti-Brlco men claim four out of tha
twenty-one members of tho committee on
resolutions, tho principnl of whom is Con
gressman Tom Johnson, of Cleveland. Tha
Bnco men claim they have but two mem
ber". Tho committeo is also regnrded as
strongly in favor of free silver, the most
prominent advocate of this issuo being Allan
W. Thurmanof Columbus.
MR. KANSUR PROVIDED FOR.
rormcr Second Comptroller Is .Mado As
sistant Comptroller of the Trcnsurr.
Tho President has appointed Charles H.
Mansur, of Missouri, Assistant Comptroller of
Mr. Mansur has held the placo of Second
Comptroller of the Treasury, which office was
abolished by tho Dockery commission.
Riots Caused by Cholera.
Vizsxa, Sept. 18. Offlcinl bulletins under
rate the spread of cholera in Galicia.
It adds that the first case of
tha disease wa3 reported to-day
in Moravia. Riots caused by attempts
to enforce the sanitary regulations havo oc
curred in several places, and the disorders
were so serious that it wa3 necessary to call
upon tho military to suppress ttea,