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AN EMPEROR'S DECREE Is ifae title of a decidedly entertaining story by Edward 8. Tan Zlle that will appear la Sunday's DISPATCH. Be nre to read I U It has a peculiar plot. "5 WEST IXDRTT-FOTTRTH TEAR. 1 I nri most continuous: There were hundreds of cZ.'KJKSuaK F.Z,t.lZ Meyer G. Cohen Suddenly ao.e. HI. cV. , Notable Celebration at the Cradle of the University of Princeton. THE- PRESIDENT PRESENT. He Makes an Extemporaneous Speech Which Brings Applause. BIRTH OP THE PKESBITEEIAN CHURCH. Slany Men Prominent In Public LI Co Take Part In the Proceedings Manuscript SpecchesCnuse President Harrison Somo Embarrassment His Enlogy of tbe Pres byterian Chnrch Postmaster General Wanamaker Makes a Few Bemarbs Over 20,000 People la Attendance A Time-Stained Letter Regrets From Persons Wbo Were Unnble to Attend. The celebration of the founding of the Old Log College, near Hartsville, Pa., yes terday was an immense affair. The college was the cradle of Princeton College, and was also the first school of Presbyterianism in the "United States. There were present over 20,000 people, and among them were some of the most prominent men in the land. President Harrison was there, and made one of the best short speeches he ever deliv ered. rEFECIAX. TZLEGKXM TO TUX DISPATCH.1 Philadelphia, September 5. Over 20,000 people took part to-day in the ex ercises commemorating the beginning of Presbyterian theological education in the United States. The celebration was in a great open field, in tents, on the site of the old log college, the first Presbyterian theological school in the country, near Hartsville, Bucks county, about 25 miles from this city. The celebration was dis tinguished by the presence of the President of the United States, the Postmaster Gen eral, the Governor of Pennsylvania and a great array of notables, including the most prominent Presbyterian divines in the State. ThePresident,thePostmasterGeneral and the Governor are all Presbyterian elders. They spent last night at Mr. Wan amaker's country seat, Lindenhurst, near Jenkintown. This morning, before break fast, the President went out for a walk. At abont 9 o'clock, the carriages being all in readiness, they formed a line on the Telford " "drive to the granite portico'chere. The first, which the President and Postmaster Gen eral were to occupy, was a high landeau end was the only one hich had a coach man and footman on the box. Then fol lowed several low victorias, and then a couple of covered station wagonettes, each with & coachman in dark livery. A. DISTINGUISHED CAVALCADE. As they filed out of the handsome grounds into the old York pike they made a distin guished-looking cavalcade, the presence of ladies adding much to the attractive sight. The President was dressed in black. He has the same palor that was noticed in Pres ident Cleveland, which some attribute to the cares of office, though people who know him well think he is looking better than he did several years ago. The Postmaster Gen eral was also in black, with black" glpves and a light, high hat 'Mrs. Harrison rode in the second carriage with Governor Beaver. She was in black, with a chip straw bonnet, and took great interest in everything along the way, and had a smile and a bow foi the many who recognized her. lira. John Wanamaker, who rode in the third carriage with the reverend looking Dr. Scott, was in a dark-striped, gray dress, ond looking unusually well. Eev. Dr. Lowrie and Sirs. Lowrie were in the next carriage and Mrs. G. Dawson Coleman and Private Secretary Halford in the one fol lowing. A bright spot in the cavalcade was the station wagon, containing Miss Minnie "Wanamaker, the Postmaster General's daughter, in pink, and Mrs. Thomas B. "Wanamaker, who, as the beauty of the day, attracted no little admiration. Mrs. "Wana maker, Jr., who is a granddaughter of John "Welsh, the late Minister to the Court or St James, is noted for her cleverness, and dur ing the past winter presided over the Post master General's house in "Washington. She compromised with the uncertain sunshine and possible rain by wearing a gray ging ham gown and loose coat of light cloth, and carried a bouquet of orchids presented to her along the wav. NO rOEMALITT DISPLAYED. Just as the cavalcade was turning into the York road, Mr. "Wanamaker's two younger daughters, in a village cart, joined the line. There was no formality at the start It was simply a family party with its guests gding to a church celebration, thongh later on along the route the proces sion assumed a more imposing and formal character. From the beginning of the drive at Jenkintown to the site of the cradle of Pres byterianism in America at "Warminster, the route was a continuous ovation. House holders stood on their pognhes or lawns overlooking the road, surrounded by all the members of their families, and occasionally by neighbors whose places were farther back, and as the President passed the men raised their hats and the women waved their handkerchiefs. Ellison Newport, in front of his residence at "Willow Grove, ran out and at the risk of being trampled by the prancing horses, managed to get a basket of delicious fruit into the President's hands. Mr. Harrison showed his appreciation by Btartine to enjoy it at once. Atone place a magnificent bull, a Go liah of his kind, was tethered to a high stump decorated with flags, and around his neck was a broad collar of red, white and blue. He had flags on his horns. A mile or two beyond, a place close to the roadside had been arranged, with even an iron fence built, and in it were a score of slick Jersey cows and with them a banner inscribed, "Some of the beauties of Abington." The decorations along the nine miles were al most continuons. There were hundreds of flags on 'a single place. THOUSANDS OP VEHICLES. The array of carriages and vehicles of every description, from fashionable victorias and dog carts to country wagons and gayly decorated coaches, that accompanied the Presidental party to the scene of the $ele bration, swelling as it proceeded, was a re markable sight "When they hsd all arrived and were strung on the outskirts of where the celebration was held they numbered thousands. There were at least 2,000 vehicles, all as full of people as they could hold, on the road at the same time that tne Presidental party was moving. At the old Tennent farm the bustle of preparation commenced with the day, and by 8 o'clock the grounds were ready for the crowds that began to gather as early as 830. The exercises were announced to commence at 10:30, but those in charge were loth to begin before the arrival of the more distinguished guests, and it was not until 1135, when the closely crowded people in the tents began to show symptoms of im patience, that Bev. Dr. Thomas Murphy, Chairman of the occasion, annonnced that the ceremonies would be opened. A chorus of about 100 then sung a hymn, and Kev. Joseph Beggs read a chapter of Deuteron omy, trom a Bible which he said was one of the first English editions printed in Amer ica, and which was owned by Mrs. Brad bury, a granddaughter of the publisher. HONOBING THE rKESIDENT. It was by this time known that the Presi dental party was at hand, and during prayer by Bev. L. "W. Eckard, of Abington, and the subsequent singing of a hymn there was a general craning of necks and a nervous turning ot heads, which detracted naturally from the solemnity of the situation. At last the smiling face of Postmaster General "Wanamaker appeared at the head of the center isle, and the great audience rose to its feet as the. procession filed down the platform. The speech of President Harrison was the great feature of the forenoon proceedings. At 130 o'clock the President and party were escorted to a special tent prepared for them, where a bountiful lunch was spread. The tent was beautifully decorated with flowers, and in addition to the Presidental party all the prominent members of the Presbytery were there. About three-quarters of an hour were con sumed at the table. The lunch was entirely informal, and at its conclusion tbe Presi dent, Mrs. Harrison and Bev. Mr. Scott entered their carriage and started back to Mr. "Wanamaker's at Jenkintown at 2:20 o'clock. The vast assemblage gathered around the carriage and cheered the Presi dent as he drove of The departure of the President did not seem to lessen the size of the crowd. In fact, the attendance at the afternoon session was, if anything, larger than in the morning. This evening a brilliant reception was given to the President at Mr. Wanamaker's country seat at Jenkintown. Among those present were "William "Walter Phelps, Geo. "W. Childs, Colonel Elliot P. Shepard, Governor Beaver, Thomas Dolan and sev eral others. The President will remain over night there, and will leave Philadelphia at 11:15 to-morrow morning for Washington. THE TWO SPEECHES. President Harrison BInkes Same iRemarka Which Creato Applause Postmaster General Wanamaker Sticks to Bis Business Talk. Loo College Ghounds, Pa., Septem ber 5. The first paper of the day was read by Bev. D. K. Turner, of Hartsville, Pa., descriptive of the founding of the Log Col lege, and the useful career of its founder. He was followed by the Bev. B. M. Patter son, D. D., LL.D, of Philadelphia, editor of the Presbyterian, who delivered an ad dress on "Log College Evangelists." Bev. Francis T. Patton, President of Princeton College, was next on the pro gramme for an address, but owing to the death of his son was unable- to be present, but Bev. Dr. Murray, dean of Princeton College, delivered a spirited address in his place. Next came Eev. Bichard Mcllwaine, D. D., LL.D., President of Hampdon Sydney College, Virginia, who read a paper on "Influence of the Log College in the South." At the conclusion of this address Presi dent Harrison was introduced. The assem blage at this time numbered 25,000 or more, and this vast and ience arose en masse and repeatedly cheered the President as he came to the front of the platform. Mr. Harrison, when the applause ceased so he could be heard, spoke as follows: THE PBESIDENT'S SPEECH. Mr Fbiends I have bad illustrated here to-day one ot the conspicuous traits of the Presbyterian Chnrch. Nothing, I assure yon, short of a robust embodiment of the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints in the person of your distinguished brother who presides over these exercises could have overcome the difficulties which seemed to be in the way of my meeting with you to-day. I have had also Il lustrated, I regret to say, another trait which I bare observed in the now ecclesiastical world more than once, and very mnch to my discomfort, and which I tnonght would be absent here. And I must trace it, I suppose, to tbe same responsible source. I never, at any time, promised to make an ad dress here to-day. (Laughter. I have author ized no one to siy so. Laughter. Indeed, among those direful consequences which come to tbe President of tbe United States and which have been so graphically and forcibly alluded to by Dr. Murphy, there is none more embarrassing than the constant habit of being associated upon the platform or at the banquet table with gentlemen who have manuscripts in their pockets. Laughter. A. SORT OF COLD DEAL. It is altogether unfair, and I expected here in this great meeting of my Presbyterian brethren more respectable treatment (ap plause), and yet I have pleasure in being here, for every impulse of honorable pride which stirs your heart mores mine. lam glad to stand hero at the source of a great movement, I had seen tbe Mississippi river ponringojt its great torrent into the gulf and opening a way Inlrnd for the enormous commerce, and I was Slad to stand a few years ago where Gallatin, efferson and Madison started tbe Missouri on its creat course to tbe sea. And so I realize that here, on this spot, abont which in this im mediate neighborhood there are gathered so many historical incidents, we celebrate, not a victory In ar, but one of those great impnlses born of God, and that will do His wofk until tbe world shall cease to move. (Applause.) I stand dumb before the thought of what the creat dav will reveal as the fruit of this modest but pious and courageous effort .here in the in stitution of the Log College the wholesome front of faith. Only the eye of God can follow those tender and imperceptible filaments of mental influence that touch onr lives. If it could be revealed to ns to-day, how many in this great audience, gathered from remote sec tions or our country, would be able to trace the silver thread by which they had been drawn into the church of God, and continuing the oririual and multiplying influences of the ef forts that were begun here? 1HKETE OF FAITH. It Is pleasant to believe that that which is bidden to our eyes will some day be known, and that we will be able better to realize that those men wrought for God and for mankind. I do nrt want unduly to exalt the Presbyterian Church, and yet I think the historians who have been untouched by the partiality ot mem bership, and who have been writing its story, will say that It has been, as a body, magnifi cently characterized by faithfulness to God and liberty. lApplause. If some have supposed that it was not si pro gressive church, that its creed was hard, let us tf vk Vfcait JtJ'TB siL 'W- U i Vl I A nickel Investe In the Sunday DISPATCH M m. Ir ' wr TJL III b 1 1 I 1 I"11 1 1' 7 PI I tB llii I- ' .a.'""1 ,nk Ihe lor(luate ,aTetor ,o ,ho IBrW' 4.W '''T''WL H,rfcxrV' I UVorld'. Congress of Student, to .the y J PITTSBURG-, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 6, 1889. " Jjik- TKREE CENT3 1 not forget that there are times in the develop ment of affairs, botn secular and spiritual, when the rock must be opposed by the sword of error. Let us not forget that we have been pro gressive toward the truth, and not In that mod ern sense that, recognizes no progress unless it Is free from the landmarks of revealed truth. Steadfast our enemies' obstinacy. Even that word, even that characteristic has its occasions and its services. We are to-day, as a church, in the most affectionate fellowship with all wbo revere the great doctrines of the Christian faith and practice them. Applause. A BROADER UNION". The great period of polemical and acrimo nious ecclesiastical discussion had its day and its uses. If we aro now come into a day when essentials have been magnified and non-essentials have been set to their proper subordinate place, let ns rejoice for an occasion of reunited effort of those who would lift np mankind, and, while still loving the chnrch, the banner that designates the regiment to which we belong, let us rejoice for tbe light that has been shed. If it carries faults with it so did our regi ment in tbe great strife. Under one common banner are tboso who revere the Scriptures as God's will, and claim and give fair liberty of interpretations. Let me most kindly thank you for this most cordial and brotherly greeting. Let me wish that this day may close under auspices as pleasant as it has opened. Let all carry away from this occasion instructive lessons, which yon have heard from the manuscripts, that shall be full of brotherly cheer. At the close of the President's address there was a scene of wild excitement for five minutes, men and women cheering and wav ing handkerchiefs and in other ways demon strating their approval of the Chief Execu tive's sentiments. Bev. Ebenezer Erskine, D. D., of New ville, Pa., delivered an address on "Presby terians of the Cumberland Valley." HE "WAS A GKANDSOIT Governor Beaver was next introduced and when he advanced to the front he was greeted with prolonged cheers. The Gover nor began by saying that if he was not a son of the Old Log College, he could at least claim to be a grandson, for he was a son of that Log College on the western slope of the Allegheny Mountains, now known as "Washington and Jefferson "University, which sprang from tbe original log college. "I think this assemblage," said the Gov ernor, "has reason to feel pleased when I announce that I have joined the manuscript crowd, for you all saw an hour or so ago what a man without manuscript could do." This pleasant allusion of Governor Bea ver to President Harrison's remark about the men who go to public meetings with manuscript speeches concealed about them caused general laughter, during which the Governor produced from his pocket a type written "manuscript from which he proceeded to read au address eulogisticof the Log Col lege and its founders. At the conclusion the Secretary announced that Bev. Dr. Samuel Alexander, of New York, who was invited here to-day but could not come, had sent instead a letter moth-eaten and yellow with age, written by Gilbert Tennent, a son of the founder of the Log College, in 1757, and whicli has been in the possession of Dr. Alexander's family for over a century. When this relict was exhibited by the Chairman it provoked loud applause, STUCK TO HIS BUSINESS. Next Postmaster General John "Wana maker was introduced, and he too came in for an outburst of applause. In presenting Mr. "Wanamaker, the chairman explained that to him was due the presence of Presi dent Harrison here to-day. "I amsure dear friends." said Mr. Wana maker, "tbatl am given a place on your pro gramme simply as a neighbor. I do not deserve the honor conferred on me by your chairman. My business at present is to carry letters, and that is all 1 have done in this instance. Tho credit for the presence of our president here to-day is duo entirely to your committee. I merely carried the letters between them." Ap plause and laughter. I After some reference to the historic asso ciations of the locality in which the cele bration waa held, Mr. "Wanamaker closed by suggesting the rebuilding of 'the Old Log College in a form as nearly resembling the original as possible as a memorial ot Ten nent, "Whitfield and the early Presbyterian heroes. Bev. Dr. McCosh, ex-President of Prince ton College, was expected to be present, but was unable to come on account of sickness. He sent a letter instead. Governor Green, of New Jersey, had also promised to attend, but he was kept away by press of official business and sent a letter of regret. President Knox, of Lafayette College, next delivrred an address, and after several other short addresses the celebration ended at C o'clock by the pronouncement of the benediction by Bev. J. "W. Scott, the vener able father of Mrs. Harrison. HISTOEICAIi GROUNDS. Many Memories Connected With tho Scene of (be Celebration, Loo College Geounds, September 5. The exercises of the day were really com memorative of the founding of the Presby terian Church in the United States. The Log College was established in 1726 by William Tennent, and flonrisheduntil 1742, when Princeton College was founded, and it may be said that the Princeton institu tion of learning sprang up from the primi tive college established br Tennent. The road traversed by President Harrison to-day is full of historic interest It is crossed a few miles above Abington by the road down which Lord Howe retreated after his vain assault upon the intrenchments of General "Washington at White Marsh. The road itself was laid out by William Penn in 1G95, a few years after he had landed on the banks ot the Delaware. Just alter leaving the village of Hatboro thePresident passed the monument erected on the roadside to commemorate the Crooked Billet battle of 1778, in which General John Laccy achieved distinction. About a mile northward of the scene of to-day's celebration is the Nesham iny Presbyterian Church, of which William Tennent was the pastor during the time he was conducting the Log College. Tbe grave of Tennent is in the graveyard attached to this church, and here also is buried the remains of John Scott, an ancestor of Mrs. President Harrison, and once tbe owner of much land in the neigh borhood, including, it is said, the land on which the Log College stood. These graves were decorated with flowers to-day, as was also the old church. It was at Neshaminy also that Lafayette reported for duty to Washington. Valley Forge is. near by, and. in fact, the whole country hereabouts is dotted with places mentioned in the revolutionary history. A P0ST0FJPICE ON A STRIKE. The Spokane Falls Employes Want a Larser Salary Allowance. Washington, September 5. The Post office Department to-day received a tele gram from the postmaster at Spokane Falls, Wash., saying that the office force threat ened to strike to-morrow on account of the small allowance for the office for salaries of the men. The department has telegraphed to the Chief Clerk of the Bailway Mail Service at Portland, Ore., to go at once to Spokane Falls, and "be prepared to make up a dispatch of mail should it be found neces sary to do so. The department also telegraphed the Post office Inspector at San Francisco to proceed to Spokane Falls and take charge of the office if the threatened strike takes place. i , PREPARING FOR WORK. Joseph D. Weeks In" Washington Conferring Willi Census Bnrean Chiefs. (SPECIAL TILZOBAX TO THE DISPATCH.! Washington. September 5. Joseph D. Weeks arrived in tho city this morning and is stopping at the Biggs House. He has been in consultation with the chiefs of the Census Bureau, preparing the schedules for the statistics which he has-been appointed to collect for the eleventh census. YERY HEAR FRUITION. Hamilton's Will Was Hade in Favor of His Supposed Child. HIS WIFE KESIDUARI LEGATEE. She Waa to Many Joshua Mann When Bne Got Rid of Hamilton. THE CHILD WAS LIKELY TO DIE ALSO. Difficalt, Howerer, to Ptotb There Was Conspiracy to Harder. Joshua- Mann and Mrs. Swinton will not be arraigned to-day on a charge of conspir acy to murder Bobert Bay Hamilton. The New York police officials are satisfied that such a conspiracy existed, but there is a mis sing link. Hamilton has taken all his goods from the Noircottage. f sniCUti TSLEOEAil TO TBS DISPATCH. New" Yobe, September 6. "Conspiracy to murder" would bo the charge upon which Joshua J. Mann and his mother, Mrs. Swinton would be arraigned at the Tombs Police Court to-morrow afternoon if In spector Byrnes and his men could obtain some wanting links in the chain of evidence which they have been completing for the past six days. If those links are not ob tained, the charge will be one of conspir acy to defraud, by means of a pretended heir. That Bobert Bay Hamilton's fortune, un encumbered by himself, was the ultimate object of tho conspiracy headed by his'wife, there is no longer any doubt, bnt as the conspiracy was thwarted before it had fully developed, it will be very difficult to prove to the satisfaction of a Criminal Court the full intent of the conspirators. This difficulty may saVe the members of the gang from having to answer for the more serious charge. And then again' it may not, for to day's developments in the case brought the history of the conspiracy down to a point nearer a murderous conclusion than it had been supposed to have attained, VEET NEAB FBTJITION. The marriage was accomplished, the false heir had been produced and accepted in the fullest manner. The will had been made, which, according to one of the conspirators, upon the removal of Bobert Bay Hamilton would have placed in the hands of the woman who had forced him to give her his name the whole, or, at any rate, the balk ot of his estate in trust for the child, and in case of the removal of the child for herself alone. It would take no insurance actuary to figure out the presumption of life in the case of a sickly infant in the hands of such a gang under such circumstances. "When Bay is dead I'll, marry yon," is what Mrs. Bobert Bay Hamilton said to her lover, Josh Mann, after she had finished reading over to him this will. At least Josh says so, and Josh was satisfied with that promise, although under natnral con ditions Hamilton's chance of life was worth five of his. When Mrs. Hamilton was arrested for slashing nurse Donnellv, in Atlantic City, there was a certain satchel about the safety of which she was very solicitous, and which she insisted upon carrying with her to prison. It was said that it contained Hamil ton's will, and. the -pipers in an agreement for separation, over which was said to have begun the quarrel between Hamilton and his wife, which ended in the stabbing of the Donnelly woman. AN IMPORTANT CODICIL. Afterward it was learned that it was not Hamilton's will, but a codicil, orsomething of that sort which insured her support if he should die. In the interest in other branches ot the matter this will, or what ever it was, rather dropped out of sight, but the latest developments make it a most important feature. Inspector Byrnes solemnly and officially informed the reporters to-day thqt there was not tho. slightest evidence to prove that the gang in tended to murder Hamilton. Then he sent for Mann to be brought into his private room, where so many criminals of all aces have been induced to make a more or less clean breast of it. "What do jrou know about a will made by Mrs. Hamilton?" was the question that the Inspector put to him. The sub stance of the reply was that, soon after her marriage to Hamilton, Mrs. Hamilton showed him a paper which she said was "Bay's will." Of course Mann could not remember all its details, but the substance of it was that all of Ham ilton's property was left to his daughter, Beatrice, and Mrs. Hamilton was made sole executrix and guardian of the child. If Beatrice died before coming of age the mother was to receive the whole es tate. Mann says that Mrs. Hamilton read the will over to him carefully, and that he can't be mistaken as to its terms. NO QUALIFYING CLAUSES. If there were any clauses in it qualifying the bequests in any way, or that would have kept Mrs. Hamilton from getting hold or Hamilton s jewels, family plate and other estate, as soon as he was dead, they were so covered up that Mann didn't recognize them; neither did Mrs. Hamilton, for she was very jubilant over the possession of the will, and told Josh that she would marry him as soon as Bay was dead. Josh, of course, denies that there was any conspiracy to put Hamilton out of the way involved in this. He says that Mrs. Ham ilton told him that Bay .was reckless in riding horseback, and might get killed any time. This, he says, is what he supposed she meant in referring to the possibility of Hamilton's dying in time for Josh to enjoy his wife and his property. Josh repeated his state ments that he had lived with Mrs. Hamilton as her husband almost constantly for several years past, and that he knew she had not borne a child in that time. He said that there had never been any marriage ceremony between them. Mr. Hamilton himself refused to see any callers to-day except those friends who are assisting him in prosecuting this case. His counsel, Mr. Clarke, when asked if he knew whether the murder of Mr. Hamilton was a part of the plot, thought a little while and then asked to be excused from saying anything abont that part of the case. Inspector Byrnes will not give the name of the mother of the bogus Hamilton baby. He says she is, and was when the child was .born, a mar ried woman moving in good society. HAMILTON GETS BEAD! TO GO. Another Act In the Drama Is Enacted at tho Noll Cottage. ISrECIAL TELEQKAM TO TDB DISrATCH.1 Atlantic Cut, Septembers. The Noll cottage to-day furnished another important link in the new phase of the strange and and sensational Hamilton case. A young New Yorker visited it shortly after 11 o'clock and handed Mrs. Eupp, the pro prietress, a note of authority to receive Mr. Hamilton's effects. Judge Irving-said that this latest move on Hamilton's part means that he will prob ably never set his foot in this county again. "We can do without him at the trial,'.- he said, "and would rather have his $600 bail than himself." ' It was learned to-day thatduring Mrs. Bupp's visit to May's Landing on Monday, Mrs. Hamilton entreated her to send over six morphine pills for the purpose, as she stated, of allaying her nervousness. The guileless Mrs. Bupp' promised to grat ify her wish; but, when she returned to At lantio City, was dissuaded from doing so by .Judge Irving, with the injunction that she herself would be likely to occupy a prison cell if she aided Mrs. Hamilton in her "suicidal plans." The visit of the two New York detectives to May's Landing last night has caused Deputy Sheriff Frank More to besummarily. discharged by Sheriff Johnson. HAMILTON GET8 HIS GOODS. He Gives Conclusive Evidence That Ho Has Abandoned His Wife. Atlantic City, N. J., September 5. Conclusive evidence that Bobert Bay Ham ilton has deserted Mrs. Hamilton developed to-day. This morning a man of deter mined mien presented himself at the door of the Noll Cottage, and asked to see Mrs. Bupp. An andience was denied him by Special Officer Chew, who is on guard at the house. After a few words Officer Chew walked around to Justice irving's office and the two returned to the cottage. The stranger then produced the proper creden tials, also a letter addressed to Mrs. Bupp. It read: Law Offices of Boot 4 Clauk, 1 32 Nassau street, New York, September i. ) Mrs. Howard Rupf Please let the bearer, Mr. Kdward R. Vollmen, have my -property In your possession, including trunk, clothing, gun case and box of saddles, etc. Yours truly, ' Bobert Ray HAsmros. After a little delay Justice Irving granted the request Besides the articles named in the 'letter, several pieces of jewelry and photographs, which were -in the custody of Mrs. Bupp, also articles in the trunks of Mrs. Hamilton, largely augmented the luggage which burdened Mr. Vollmen when he boarded the 3:40 train this afternoon. The $600 bail which Mr. Hamilton placed in the hands of a responsible party for his appearance, if required, is now forfeited and will be handed to the county. Mrs. Hamilton entreated her to Bend over JLii.Llil.uH 10 OililJulil Ui lauiv"tl w""uw-NW5g..I.l iiJIiiilllUiiil UliiiiU 1 1 " ONLY ONE TOE LEFT. Two Men Blown to Atoms by tbo Explosion of a Dynamito Can A Number of Others Injured Tbo Shock Felt for. 9Illes. Jacksonville, Fla., September 5. A terrible explosion occurred tbis morning at the mouth of St John's river, by which two men were killed and several injured. The men had been engaged for several days in blowing up the submerged wreck of the old Dutch brig Neva, which has for years ob structed the channel off Mayport, a lighter in command of Captain A. O. Moore, with a crew of 12 men assisting. Two of the men, K. T. Moore, aged 32, a son of the Captain, and a colored man named Powell, were soldering a 25-pound can of dynamite, when it exploded with a terrific report and blew both men to atoms. The only portion of Moore that was fonnd after the explosion was one toe. En gineer Dunn, of. the lighter, was badly wounded in the side and arm. Captain Moore was blackened by the explosion and badly shaken up, but is not seriously in jured. He is, however, almost insane with grief over tho terrible fate of his son. The explosion was heard for miles around and caused an upheaval of water and a tremor of the earth, which created considerable alarm. The machinery of the jetty, lighter and engine was completely demolished a big hole being found in the deck of the lighter. A search was at once instituted for the re- .aains of the men, but withoutfurther suc cess. Moore s vest and trousers were sub sequently fonnd among the floating wreck age, torn completely in shreds. Captain Boss, the contractor, was in St Augustine when the explosion occurred. HE WAS WELL DRESSED. A Bogus English Lord in a Police Stntlon at Fblladelpbla. fSrECIAL TELEOKAM TO TBI BISPATCH.l Philadelphia, September 5. The best dressed man who has graced the dock at the Central station for some time, was T. Lin ton Plucker, or, as he is popularly, known, Sir Lionel Harcourt Harbury, of England, the forger, who was brought up this after noon tor a hearing before Magis trate Smith. Sir Lionel wore a Ipair of dainty patent v leather shoes, buff over-gaiters, light plaid trousers of fine material, with coat and vest to match, and a black derby hat. In answer to the magistrate's question he said his name was T. Linton Plucfcer, of No. 21 Bast Harrison street Detective Smith, of Wanamaker's grand depot, testified that he arrested "his ludship" in Camden, on Au gust 17, for passing a forged check for $35 at Wanamaker's. L. H. Lenus.a salesman at Wanamaker's, testified that he sold the prisoner a hat, and received the check in payment giving him $30 change. Plucker was then committed to prison in default of $2,500 bail. LOOKING P0R DDELISTS. Two DIembers of tho Georgia Legislature Want to Shoot Each Other. 1BPICIAL TELEGKAM TO TUB DISFATCH.1 Columbia, S. 0., September 5. At 11 o'clock to-day Governor Bichardson re ceived a telegram from Governor Dordon, of Georgia, saying that Henderson and Huff, members of the Georgia Legislature, were going to fight a dnel at Sand Bar ferry in this State, and to have them ar rested. Sandbar ferry is on the South Car olina side of tbe Savannah river, four miles from Augusta, and has been a dueling ground for a century. The nearest officer of the law was at Hamburg, four'miles dis tant from the ferry. The Governor at once telegraphed him to proceed with all haste to the dueling ground, keep a sharp lookout and arrest the dueling party if they set foot on South Carolina soil. The officer has not yet made his report to the Governor, and it is probable that he has seen nothing of the duelists. , , PAT FOLEI IS HAPPT. Ho Is Satisfied In Gelling So DInny Votes Against Blgler. rSPECIAL TELEOBAH TO THE DISPATCIt. Washington, September 5. Hon. Pat rick Foley, of Pittsburg, and Mr. George Wureel, of Jeannette, called here to-day on their way home from tbe Harrisburg Con vention. Mr. Foley S3ys he is perfectly satisfied with having got 103 votes against Biglerin the convention, as this was even a stronger protest against Bigler's manage ment of the Collector's office than they ex pected. ' S1XTI MINER8 ENTOMBED. Four Bodies Becovered and the Balance Believed to be Dead. Edinbuegh. September 5. An explo sion occurred to-day in the stone pit of the Maurie colliery, Midlothian, which threat ens disastrous consequences. Sixty-two miners are entombed. Four bodies have-now been recovered. It is believed that the 60 miners still in the pit are dead. In Opposition to Bnlfour. London, September 5. Mr. Badenock, G. D. O. of Orangemen of England, has is sued a manifesto inviting Orangemen throughout the Kingdom lo unite in op position to Mr. Balfour's scheme for the es tablishment of a Catholic university in Ire-laud. T mTT?T) TC C1TTT TXTfl WR T? A flTnP V nT.ftfifW5?a. A AT A M1?D TP A AT T I? A TTTV 9 Senator Hawley's Newspaper Makes a Bather Bi Blander. MIXED BABIES And Thonght It Thereby Pntths Corporal in a Tight Place. SECRETARY BTJSSY WANTS THE PLACE. His Ambition Has Caused Him to lists StTtral Special Eating Decisions. Commissioner of Pensions Tanner had an inning yesterday. Senator Hawley's paper thought it had a great catch on the Corporal, but investigation shows it was mistaken. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Bussy is anxious to be Pension Commissioner. He has granted 80 special cards, involving thousands of dollars. (SPECIAL TELXGBAU TO THE DISPATCH.1 Wa SHINGTON, September 6. Tanner stock rose a little to-day. The. Commis sioner of Pensions has a good one on Gen eral Jos. B. Hawley, friend of the soldier, editor of the Hartford Courant, United States Senator from Connecticut and per petual nutmeg candidate for President On September 1 the Courant published the fol lowing item: "To-night's Washington dis patch announced that an original pension had been granted to Timothy Sheehan, of Connecticut The record of Connecticut men in the War of the Bebellion, just issued from the office of the Adjutant Gen eral of this State, contains the record of but one-soldier bearing this name. This record is as follows: Twenty-sixth Regiment, Timothy Sheehan, Company K, of Croton, enlisted SeptemDer 9, 1862, mustered in November 10, 1862; deserted May 20, 1863." The item upon which this dispatch is based was found in an Associated Press dis patch from Washington announcing the pensions granted to Connecticut soldiers, and is the regular dispatch sent out by the Associated Press every day upon the infor mation furnished by the Pension Office. It is a statement that an original pension had been granted to Timothy Sheehan among the others from Connecticut THE FACTS MADE KNO,(VN. The facts of the case are that a pension was granted to Timothy Sheehan, as stated in the Associated Press dispatch. Timothy Sheehan, who received the pension, was a private of second class in Company C, Bat talion "United States Engineers of the regu lar army. He states in his declaration that he is 24years old, 5 feet 9 inches in height, fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, and that he resides in the town of New Haven, Conn. He' further states that he Incurred synovitis at Willitt's Point, New York Harbor, on the 8th day of Jan uary, 1889, and in consequence of said disa bility he was honorably discharged from the regular army upon a regular surgeon's cer tificate. The records of the War Department, on file in the claim, show the above facts to be true, and that he.was honorably discharged by reason! of syno'vitis of the right knee point, contracted in the service and in the line of dnty. It therefore appears that Timothy Sheehan, of New Haven, Conn., who resides at 20 Silver street, was properly pensioned for disability incurred in the ser vice and in the line of duty; that he was a regular army soldier, having enlisted in 1876 and being discharged in 1889, and that he was about 10 years of age at the time of the close of the war. BUS3Y WANTS THE PLACE. Tanner stock appreciated a little further on account of the fact, which is now no longer concealed, that General Cyrus Bussy, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, is him self a candidate for Commissioner of Pen sions, as soon as the legless corporal is bounced. Bussy is an Iowa man who lob bied the State convention, lately held in DesMoines, against a resolution indorsing Tanner, and who went to the grand encamp ment at Milwaukee for a similar purpose, only to fail in the same way. Beport has it that Hiram Smith, the! Deputy Commis sioner of Pensions, who was Secretary Noble's candidate for Commissioner would aid Bussy in every way. During the absence of Corporal Tanner in Milwaukee, Smith sent word to Mrs. Tanner that he wquld like to have the Commissioner's carriage to use, being in effect the real Commissioner. Bat the best opinion at the Pension Office is that Smith is an honorable man, and loyal to his chief. i , Bussy is handicapped in another direc tion. The Dr. McMillan, the medical referee who has furnished the Assistant Secretary of the Interior with most of the material upon which the investigation of Tanner has been based, has fallen .sick. Bussy is very religious, but here are two 6f his principal props ruthlessly pulled from under him. THOUSANDS AHE INVOLVED. A Democratic official at the pension office, moreover, has lately discovered that the Assistant Secretary ot the Interior had made some 80 decisions in appealed pension cases, all of which together involve the pay ment of as many thousands of dollars m arrearages, to say nothing of the future pay ments 'which must be made under the new ratings. The publication of this fact of course makes Bussy out to be a worse sur plus dissipater than even Tanner himself. The case of the Corporal appears to stand about as it did. There is a rather mythical report that some important person went to Deer Park two or three days ago and made charges against the Commissioner of Pen sions, which the President admitted to be sufficient to necessitate Tanner's removal if they could be proved to be true. But the name ot the messenger cannot be learned. It is thought not to be Congressman Flood, of Elmira because his complaint which he has made some noise about is known to be discounted in advance. The Corporal hasn't been interviewed since he returned from the Grand Encamp ment, and his friends breathe new hope from that interesting circumstance. A CAPITOL CONTEST. Quite a Number of Month Dakota Critics In the Field. St. Paul, September 5. The South Da kota fight for capitol honors grows warmer daily. "Upon the announcement that the Woonsocket Capitol Investment Company had decided in favor of Pierre, as announced in these dispatches, the other aspirants for the big prize tried to combine against what they denonnced as a real estate speculation, and held a meeting for that purpose at Aberdeen yesterday and to-day. However, while they were united in de nunciation none of them would do aught which might injure their own chances tor the victory, and the attempt to combine against Pierre was a failure- At the pres ent time that town seems in the lead, but Sioux Falls, Huron and half a dozen others claim for themselves the final victory. Some the Bush Did Sot Catch. Ban Fsancisco, September 5. A dis patch from Victoria, B. C, announces the arrival there this morning ot the sealers Vivi, Penelope and Adela from Behring Sea. They had together over. 6,500 seal skins aboard, and report that tbty saw nothing of the United States revenue (Sutter Bush. ana jeney jsstanu.nmeni Arouu.o "KswyZ.gtfl Kame IS KnOWIl Oil liOtH LOU- If ..... .. m .1 ' P !. -aSl . . - JnBl With a Former FartnerLargc It Responsible for It. rSr-ECIAL TELIGBAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1 Netv Yoek, September 5. The big five story factory of Meyer G. Cohen, manufact urers of cloaks and jerseys, at 334 Canal street, was closed all day to-day, and Mr. Cohen could not be seen by the many credi tors who called there to find out what was the matter. The 100 girls employed by him went to the factory as usual this morn ing, but fonnd the doors all locked. Tbey congregated about the place for several hours. Creditors soon heard about Hand called to see what was the matter, but had to go awlty unsatisfied. It was reported that Cohen suspended payment on account of the pressure of old creditors of the late firm of Carl L. Bose & Cohen, who are suing him, and inability to get goods on ac count of injurious reports circulated about him. It was also reported that he had se cured several creditors by transferring to them stocks and acconnts. Carl L. Bose and Cohen quarreled and dissolved on May 21 last Mr. Cohen was to pay Mr. Bose "825,000 for his interest in the concern and to assume the debts of the firm. It is said he had to deposit $50,000 worth of goods in a warehouse to seenre the firm's debts. After the time of the dissolu tion Mr. Cohen claimed assets of 225,000. against liabilities of $107,000. It is said that he bought heavily last spring, sales were light and he was left with a big stock on hand, and endeavored to tide over by borrowing largely from two banks. His credit became affected, and Bradstreet's withdrew his rating two months ago. His liabilities are said to be about $60,000. Mr. A'rthur B. Dyett, attorney for Mr. Cohen, said this evening that Mr. Cohen had failed. Mr. Cohen had not disappeared. He would not make an assignment, bnt wonld let the creditors take what they could get. His liabilities are about $60,000. Mr. Dyett thought he could pay 50 cents on the dollar. A POSTMASTER'S PLEA.' The Clerks In tbe Spokane Fnlls Postofdco Strike Prompt Action Taken By the Department Tried the Same Game Before. ISrECIAt. TELEOEAM TO THE DISPATCIM Washington, September 5. John J. L. Peel is the expiring postmaster of Spo kane Falls, Washington Territory. To-day Acting Postmaster General Whitfield re ceived this telegram from Mr. Peel: "Em ployes of this office give notice that they will quit in a body at 10 o'clock to-morrow. I cannot reorsanize for a few days. I will have the office with green hands. Cause, low salaries." Colonel Whitfield at once directed that the Inspector's office at San Francisco should order its inspector nearest to the scene to go at once to Spokane. He directed also that the Bailway Mail Super intendent at Portland, Ore., should send one of his best clerks to the spot without delay. Both of these men are at Portland, some 225 miles from Spokane, and will easily reach tbe strikers to-morrow. The allowance which Postmaster Peel com plains of is, in the judgment of the depart ment, sufficient Peel.tried the same thing two years ago, and succeeded fairly. The growth of the office has been great, from a total receipt of $6,000 in 1886. to a total of $22,000 this year, but the allowance for clerk litre has grown in proportion. It was $3,500 on May 1, Peel applied for an allowance of $5,400. He expected to add two to his num be of clerks, which is five. The depart ment allowed him $3,700, made provision for the employment of an extra clerk at $600 when tne new Republican postmaster comes in, and also arranged to engage extra clerks for the rush after the fire. The commission of the new-Republican postmaster has been signed by the President, but has not been issued yet IN FAT0R OP FREE TRADE. The Sonth Dakota Democrats Prepare for tbe Fall Campaign. Hueon, S. D., September 4. At 1 o'clock this morning the Democratic State Conven tion adopted a platform indorsing and up holding free trade; congratulating the peo ple on Statehood; opposing constitutional prohibition; sympathizing with labor or ganizations and pledging assistance to them; tavoring minority representation, and ar raigning Dakota Bepublicans for extrava gance and mismanagement in Territorial affairs. This morning the convention made the following nominations: Governor, P. F. McClure; Lieutenant Governor, A. W. Pratt; Secretary of State, Otto P. Miller; Auditor, J. F. Horton; Treasurer, A. D. Hill; Attorney General, H. Fellows; Su perintendent of Public Instruction, G. H. McFarlane; Commissioner of Public and School Lands, H. S. Valkmar; Supreme Judges, S. B. Buskirk, C. H. NVinson and D. McLaughlin; Congressmen, L. O. Jeff ries and S. M. Booth. A NEW ROAD ASSURED. The Long Talked of Line Between Pittsburg and the Lakes. Cleveland. September 5. Tbe control of the Valley Bailroad passed to-day from J. H. Wade and the old owners to the new owners, in accordance with the sale nego tiated last June. A meeting of the Direc tors was held at which the resignation of J. H. Wade, Jr., L. O. Higgins,' H. B. Payne and D. L. King were tendered and accepted. The vacancies were filled by the election of O. P. Scaife and J. F. Schwartz, of Pittsburg, and two other gentlemen whose names President Wade and Treasurer" Everett declined to disclose. Mr. Schwartz is President of the Pittsburg, Chartiers and Yonghiogheny road, a 16 mile road. At the meeting it was decided to take immediate steps to bnild a connec ting link from some point on the Valley Boad to the western terminus of the Pitts burg, Chartiers and yonghiogheny, form ing a new line between Cleveland and Pitts burg. MARRIED ON A BRIDGE. How a West Virginia Coaple Succeeded In Eluding Parents. tSrECIAI. TELEGBAil TO TIM DISPATCH. 1 Feedeeick, Md., September 5. A ro mantic marriage took place this evening on the big bridge of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, over the Potomac, at Harper's Ferry. George S. Howser and Miss Mary H. Mohler, of Ingles Switch, Jefferson county, W. Va., loved, despite the opposi tion of their parents. To-day they attended the fair at Sbepherdstowo, and in the after noon drove to Harper's Ferry, where they got the Bev. Mr. Isaacs to marry them on the bridge, that being outside of the Juris diction of West Virginia, as it crosses to the Maryland shore. They were wedded and came to Fred erick, stopping over night at a hotel. This morning they left for home to "brave the ire of their relatives and obtain forgiveness if possible. Concluded He Could lfot Walt. Montreal, SeptembcrSf James Adams, of Cayuga, N. Y., who ifras serving a ten years sentence in St-Vincent de Paul Pen itentiary for burglary", escaped from the prison to-day. He had served three years of his sentence. j . i lv y - tinents Wedded in London. 3 ENGLAND'S THRONE j THE HEIR TO Forgets a Former Snnb and Sends Soma Yaluablo Presents. STATUS OF THE GREAT DOCK STRIKE General BonUnger Now Demands a Trial by a Hill tary Tribunal. Miss Jennie S. Chamberlain, a widely known American beauty and heiress, was wedded in London yesterday-to Captain Naylor Leyland. The Prince of Wale sent some very valuable presents. General Bon langer offers to return to France and submit to trial by court martial. BT CABLE TO TOT DISPATCH. London, September 5. Honover Square was to-day the scene of an interesting event, one of the parties to which is well-known on the American side of the water. The occa sion was the marriage of Captain Naylor Leyland to Miss Jennie S. Chamberlain, of Cleveland, O. The bride wore white satin with silver and pearl ornaments. Her sis ter Josephine was bridemaid. The presents were numerous, and included a brooch in the shape of a horseshoe studded with dia monds and pearls to the bride, and a dia mond ruby pin to the groom from the Prince of Wales. Mrs. Leyland was born in Cleveland, and is 24 years of age. Her father is of English descent, bnt Mr. Leyland's father and grandfather were born in Brattleboro, Vt. Mr. Leyland is the nephew of Selah Cham berlain, the grand uncle of tbe bride, and the founder of the family fortune. Mrs. Chamberlain, the bride's mother, was the only child of the Hon. Hiram V. Willson, who was a native of Madison county, N. Y., a graduate from Hamilton College, the friend from boyhood, and in manhood the law partner of Senator Henry B. Payne, of Ohio. A FA3IILT "WITH A HISTOBV. The Chamberlains and the Willsons have always been Democrats, and the bride is of that staunch stock. Selah Chamberlain was the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Cleveland district in 1872. President Pierce appointed Hiram Willson in 1855 the firs Judge of the United States Court for the Northern district of Ohio. The bride is described as marvellously handsome and it has been frequently as serted that her pictures do not give an adequate idea of her beauty, much of which consists in her splendid complexion and wonderfnl eyes. Her complexion has been ecstatically described to be a translucent blending of pink and white. Her eyes are liqnid blue,. shaded by dark lashes, dreamy in repose, sparkling in conversation. Her hair is lighter than brown, with a decided suggestion of gold in the wealth of tresses, which forms a contrast with the eyes and delicately marked eyebrows. , Her features are of classic Grecian cast. In stature she is above the medinm height, and connoisseurs have said that her figure is faultless", neither spare nor stout, but symmetrically rounded. The bride inherits her good looks and gentle manners from a father who is a . man of culture and a mother of handsome countenance, which is stamped with tokens of an amiable disposition and intellectual force. THE AaiEBICAN BEAUTT. The Chamberlains have resided off and on in England for nearly a dozen years. The "American beauty," "as Miss Chamberlain was well-known, and her people, have been ireqnent nuest3 at Sandringham, the home of the fat heir to the English throne. Her portrait has been hung in tbe Grosvenor gallery, and an exquisite bust in marble by the sculptor p'Epigny has been exhibited in Borne as a companion piece to the bust of the Empress of Bussia. The bride's position os.an heiress is due to her connection with SelahChamberlain, and an interesting story is toiilof how he got bis wealth, a or many years ire field la Lis possession Minnesota State bonds ta a large amount on whose interest the State had defaulted. One day, a little over a dozen years ago, the Minnesota Legisla ture resolved to pay this interest to a certain amount. This was telegraphed to Mr. Chamberlain by one of the legislators, and Mr. Chamberlain im mediately chartered a special locomotive, and went like mad for St. Paul, arriving there before any other bondholders, and re- , ceiving the full amount due him. He re turned to Cleveland", current report has it, with $1,000,000 in cash. The bride's mother came in for her share of this, $250,000, bnt the fortunes of the present Chamberlains have been vastly in creased in later years by the advance in Cleveland real estate. The bride has been at all tbe American watering places, but most of her time has been spent abroad. SNUBBED A rEINCE. It was once said of her that disliking the marked attentions oa the Prince of Wales, she decided to administer a sharp rebuke. and hit on a most "exasperating title for the fat Prince. It was cabled to New York that at one of the receptions where the Prince was she deliberately addressed him as "Jumbo." This story was afterward, denied, Miss Chamberlain's friends declaring that she could rid herself of a nuisance without re sorting to an unladylike affront Mary Chamberlain, another daughter, married an iron merchant named Wick, and the only son has just graduated from Exeter College, England. A BREAK L THE RANKS. Fart of the Dock Employers Concede the Demands ot the Strikers. London, September 5. There was a slight break in the ranka of the employers ' this morning. Five wharfingers agreed to the men's terms and upon their wharves work is now going on to tbe full capacity. At the other wharves men have been con gregated in large numbers ready to go to work at a moment's notice, the wharfingers being all, so it is reported, ready to make terms with the strikers. The aspect of affairs along the Thames is much livelier than lor weeks past The men who have obtained work eon tribute one day's pay to the relief fund. John Burns declares that the doefcmen have given the dock companies a crushing blow "between wind and water." Australia has sent 4,000 to aid the strikers. BOULANGER READY FOR TRIAL. He Will Appear Before a Regular Military Conrt Martial. ' T Paeis, September 5. General Boulanger SL has written to Prime Minister Tirard, claim' ing the right to be tried by court martial and pledging himself to appear before uch tribunal. The refusal of a trial by court' - martial, the General says, will be equiva lent to an admission on the past of the Government that it fears the impartiality of a military court. In the event of a refusal the General says he will submit himself to the judgment of the people at the polls. Sirs. ."Hot brick's Quarters. London, September 5. Mrs. MaybrickS has been removed from the Infirmary in.thej I "--"& J... 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