Newspaper Page Text
WHAT DO Y00 LACK?
WHEN YOU COME HOME From sea or mountain, don't forgot to notify the carrier or call at THE DISPATCH office, that the address on your paper may be changed. 'B' Ebofc through Mm' TBS DISPATCH, awl K ye deaMc see what yoH want, adrortfaa aaad you are sure to get it. rOBTY-l"OTIRTH TEAE. PITTSBUKG, THUKSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1889. THREE,' 0fTS: ! ptpjttg mt GRANITE LAST; And So Do the Memories of the Battlefield of Gettysburg. DEDICATING MONUMENTS. Pennsylvania Day on the Grounds Observed With Solemnity. THE HEARERS DROP TEARS, But a Leadea Sky and Heavy Kain Interfere But Little With the Ceremonies. SEVERAL INTERESTING SPEECHES. iHistories of the Different Commands Re- connted to Hearers Who Enew Them to be True. EEDNIOX OP FJSKNSILTANIA RESERVES 1FE03I A STAFF COBEXSrONDEST.3 Gettysbubg, September 1L BAY and cold was the sky which rested over Gettysburg this morning, and the clouds had a threaten ing aspect. Neverthe less, the streets wore an animated appear ance, as thousands of veterans pushed their way along, stopping now and again to greet some old comrade and exchange reminis cences of the dark days. Thousands of sol diers had arrived during the night, and trains continued to empty their loads of living freight all day long. The limit of hotel accommodation was reached early last night, when two heavy-weight veterans from Pittsburg were offered the occupancy of one armchair between them for the night. As a consequence hundreds walked the streets all night, occasionally congregating in little groups on the corner and relating with in finite gusto anecdotes of army life. THE SAD TJNDKBCI7BBENT. Through all this vein of fun aod banter there ran a vein of sadness, as every now and again some one would ask after an ab sent comrade only to receive the answer, "Oh, he died in the seventies," or "Bill never recovered from the wound he received at Antietam." For a moment the gronp would become silent and thoughtful, but soon again, Eoldier like, they would bid de fiance to dull care and to the grim destroyer they had all often met face to face on the field of battle, and resume their cheerful ex chance of confidences. Early in the morning the jams became so great that the Court House, a skating rink and three or four warehouses were thrown open and cots placed in them. Still this has been the greatest occasion Gettysburg has ever known. There are now in town 60,000 veterans, 3,000 having come in to-day from the East. At present there are 30 carloads en route from HarriEburg. Many have already com menced to leave for home. This is due, however, largely to the weather. About 1 F. 21. a heavy rainstorm set in, which Seriously marred all the services, and un ceremoniously shortened them. If, as at present appears, to-morrow be stormy, the grand parade and transfer of the monu ments to the Gettysburg Battlefield Me morial Association will be seriously affected. A COLLEGE DEDICATED. This morning the Lutheran Theological College was formally dedicated. It was built by the Lutheran Church Synod of the United States at a cost of 175,000. Gov ernor Beaver presided and spoke and the dedicatory address was made by ex-Attorney General Kirkpatrick. Dr. Milton Valen tine, ex-President of the college, made the presentation speech. A collection was taken up which netted 20,000, of which the Governor contributed 5100, whjch com pletely clears off the debt ot the institution. This morning Adjutant General Hastings, in the presence of Governor Beaver, in spected the Twelfth Eegiment, P. X. G. A reception was tendered this evening to General Beaver at the Sprines Hotel. Ex- Governor Cnrtin, Bishop Boyd Vincent, Adjutant General Hastings, General A. L. Pearson and Captain William McClelland were among those present The early even ing was mainly devoted to handshaking, and the reception closed with an informal dance. There is considerable discussion here about the selection of State G. A. R. officers fornext year. It looks just nowvery much like City Treasurer Denniston, of Pittsburg, for Department Commander, and "Y. A. Shattnck, of Meadville, for SeniorVice Commander. Jenks. OPPOSE THE LOCATION. Kncpp's Battery Members Not Satisfied . With be Plncc Given Them. TSPECTAI. TZLXOKAH TO THE DISPATCH 1 GexXYSBTJBO, September 1L One of the unexpected incidents of the day was a meet ing of the surviving members or Knapp's 'Battery. They are displeased with the location of their monument onPower's Hill, and met in the Court House this afternoon to discuss the question. Adam Shaw explained that the battery was opposed to the present site, as it did not give tbem the proper place and prominence. John P. Nicholson Is Secretary of the Board of Commissions on Monuments, and fcShSit y a m Ml ffVJk LITTLE ROUHD TOP IS TRAHSFORMED. ffmW , - ZJ Jm Gettysburg's Field he is also Secretary of the Twenty-eighth Association. He said that they had made the selection in good faith. He would cer tainly agree that it was the battery that turned the tide of battle. He intimated it Mas not the wish of all members of the bat tery to change the site. Mr. Shaw jumped up and asked if there were any members present'who liked the site. There was no answer. Then Colonel Nicholson said that if the site did not suit he would try and have it changed to Culp's Hill in dne time. Mr. Knapp was present and many people were seeking him to grasp his hand. He took no part in the discussion. WESTERN REGIMENTS. Exercises nt the Monument Dedications la Which FJttsbnrsrcrs Wore Particularly Interested Interference 'STrom Rain Many Regimental Histories Told In the Addresses. rCrZCIAI. TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH.! Gettysburg, September 1L Promptly at 11 o'clock this morning the monument to honor the valor of the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Kegiaent, bl Pennsylvania, was duly dedicated. The survivors of the One Hundred and Fiftieth accompanied the Pittsburg veterans to the spot, an eminence near the historical railroad cut where the first corps of the Union Army held the rebels in check until General Reynolds reached the field. After a prayer. Captain J. C. Johnson, of Company K, made a ringing address. "It is taught at "West Point," he said, "that the change of front during the engagement made by the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment on July 1, 1SG3, was so difficult that neVer has the bravery of men been tested so severely since the battle of Waterloo." Judge Slagle followed with a historical re sume of the doings of that dreadful day. The monument, in his opinion, was NOT A TOMBSTONE, but a commemoration of the services of the living in the greatest battle of modern war fare. The speaker sketched the movements of the First Corps, of which the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment was a part. "Some of the men," he said, "as they took position in tne dangerous place, said, 'We came to stay, and many of them did, but In a different man ner than they meant. For almost a day they fought, making movements that astounded tacticians and excited the admiration of every one. The One Hundred and Forty-ninth lost more men than any other reeiment. Of the 450 encased, 60 were killed, 159 wounded, and 109 captured, making a total of 336 Only four officers of the entire zj escaped unscathed." The sneaker said the first day's flcht accom plished its purpose; it checked the rebels, and was therefore a clorious victory not a defeat. Among those present were Colonel James Glenn, F. C. Dorricgton, W. M. Dalzbeck, W. R. Johnston and R. J. May. A STRIKING MONUMENT. Not far from the One Hundred and Forty- ninth's stone, the statue of a soldier sitting on a lose, stands the monnment of the One Hun dred and Seventh, among whom were many pres sent Pittsburgers. General T. F. McCoy, of Lewistown, Pa., made a stirring address. This regiment's membership of 30 was reduced in this battle by 139. Governor Beaver and General Hastings took a drive over the field shortly after the inspec tion of the Twelfth Regiment, P. N. G. All the monuments Ijad been dedicated by this time. A feature of the dedications was the photographing of the survivors of each regi ment crooned in front of its monument. The enterprising photographers were on hand in great numbers and equipped with horses and wagons dashed around the entiro field at breaKnecK speed, xney win pronablv find their ventures profitable for the veterans who are probably reunited on such an occasion for the last time id their natural lifes, find much more than ordinary interest clustering about the incident. THE BATTEKIES. At 3 o'clock Battery B, (Cooper's) First Ar tillery, Pennsylvania reserves, dedicated its monument on East Cemetery Hill. This bat tery was organized in Lawrence county April 28, 1861, and mustered out June 16, 'io. It as the only battery in the reserve corps from western Pennsylvania. Its commanders were Henry T.Danforth. James H. Cooper and Wm. McClelland. It served with the Army of the Potomac during its entire term. It was the only part of the reserves that served continu ously under General Reynolds until his death, and participated in 27 reneral engagements. Its loss during the war was greater than that of anv other Union battery in service. Itex- ended 3L200 rounds of ammunition, equal to ) tons. It occupied two different positions the first day at Gettysburg, the last being at the (Seminary, where its fire of canister repnlsed Scales' and WcGowan's brigades withgreatloss to these brigades. On July 2 it occupied the position WHEBE IHE MONUMENT now stands, on East Cemetery Hill, from which point It assisted in silencing the enemy's bat tery on Benner's Hill, and causing tneir with drawal. July 8 the battery as on McGUvery's line of artilery on the left ciuter. and assisted In the repulse of Pickett, a.Vd. afterward of Wileor. In alLlOSO rounds were fired. Three men were killed and nine wouxiled. A Rebel of Battle Crowned With the shell on the second day, disabled every man on one of the guns. lucre were present to-day fifty-two survivors of the battery. Lieutenant James A. Gardner, ot New Castle, delivered the historical address, which was a most excellent one. On account of the position an immense crowd it as at tracted to the point. The monument is re garded as the most appropriate on the battle field. The Knapp Battery, Twenty-eighth regiment and the One Hundred and Forty-seventh form one association, or brigade. The latter organi zations have monuments on Culp's Hill, while the Knapp's Battery one Is on Powers' Hill. The Hampton and Thompson batteries had their celebration in the afternoon. On ac count of the weather the ceremonies were yery brief. ON LITTLE BOUND TOP. Some of the bloodiest fighting was done around Little Round Top, where the rebels at tempted to flank the Union army. As a conse quence there are a number of regimental monuments- located In "tills neignborhood. The monument erected to locate the position of the gallant One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Penn sylvania Volunteers was dedicated to-day. The ceremony was short, consisting of a praver by Rev. F. P. Ward, and an address by Major General A. L. Pearson. The speech is given on the fifth pace. The dedication of the Eighty-third Regiment monument was of special interest. The pedes tal is surmounted by a bronze statue of Briga dier General Strong Vincent, brother of the Right Rev. Boyd Vincent,. Bishop of Cincin nati, formerly of the East End. The statue was sculptured under the supervision of the General's widow, who was, with Bishop Vin cent, present at the dedication to-day. Owing to inclement weather the exercises were neces sarily very brief. Bishop Vin;ent offered a very eloquent prayer, alter wmen tne presenta tion of the monument was made by M, H. B. Gilford, and accepted by Colonel D. C. McCoy, of Meadville. Tho proceedings closed with a few words from Bishop Vincent, who spoke of the sacrifices made, not only of the soldiers who fought, but by those who sent loved ones to the front at the call of their country. The One Hundred and Second Regiment dedicated their monnment, which is located in the hollow between Little and Big Round Top. Captain S. L. Fullwood delivered tho ora tion. The Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves' monument stands to the right of the Eighty-third. A his torical address was made by A P. Morrison. The monument was transferred to the regi ment by Robert Ta'ggard, and received by K. Torrance. THE PEACH OKCHAED. In the peach orchard and the wheatfield four monuments were to-day dedicated. The rain, which fell in torrents, interfered sadly with the programme. The One Hundred and Fifth, "The Wildcat," Regiment, aespito the steady ponrdown, went through most of the services. Chaplain D. S. Steadman opened with prayer, and was then followed by the old regimental chaplain, J. E. Truesdale, now of Iowa, who spoke lor 15 or ai minutes on what had been achieved at Gettysburg and the part the One Hundred and Fifth took in the battle. He paid the highest eulogies to the bravery of the men and valor and ability of the officers. He showed that the mortality in the regiment dur ing the war was something fearful. Out of a full complement of 1,000 men but 150 had sur vived. Colonel J. H. Gray, on behalf of the committee, presented the monument to the regiment in a short speech. He said that tbe only imperfection about it was the carved wild cat's head, which looks more like that of a young calf. This will be remedied, however, by a bronze plate being sunk over a head bear ing a correct likeness of the wildcat. This monument is on the Emmettsburg road about 200 yards east of the Sherfy House. The simple monument which marks the po sition of the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Regiment, just back of Sickle'sllne, in the rear of the peach orchard was dedicated at 2 o'clock. The monument is of chaste design, being a block of granite cut to represent the square cross, or the Sixth corps badge. Its leader at the time of the fight, and one of the most hon ored jurists of Allegheny County, Hon. F. H. Collier, walked bravely through the rain from Little Round Top stition and delivered tho oration. Captain William P. Herbert made the historical address. The ceremonies were curtailed somewhat on accout of the rain. IN THE WHEATFIELD. Down in the memorable wheatfield, not the fictitious wheatfield shown in the cyclorama of Gettysburg, but on ground lying north of Devil's Den Ridge, and but a short half mile from Little Round Top, is placed the monu ment of the gallant Sixty-second. It marks the position of the regiment when it so bravely supported the batteries that turned the right wing of the enemy as they attempted to execute a flank movement and capture Little Round Top. Rev. Daniel Swigart, ot Company D. opened the exercises at 2 o'clock with prayer Toe monument was then unveiled, and its his. tory given by Captain William Kennedy. Com mander W. J. Patterson delivered the memorial address, his subject being "The Sixty-second at Gettysburg." H. S. Snyder, of Company M, gave an historical review of the rociment, showing its splendid record. This regiment went into the battle 400 strong and came out with90inen. , . At 4 o'clock the Sixty-third Regiment was to have dedicated their monument, which is a handsome circular shaft, with the regiment's battle record and appropriate designs engraved upon if. The rain was too heavy, howeverand the dedication took place attheir headquarters this evening. The monument stands in a cor ner of the field in what was a small clump of trees 26 years ago, across the Emmettsburg road from the peach orchard. THE SHABPSHOOTEKS. Barring Birdan's Regiment of Sharpshooters, who advanced some 200 yards farther than the Sixty-third, occupied the most advanced posi tion along the line of the second day's battle. It had been placed on picket duty on tho 'ene Tributes of Peace. my's side of the Emmettsburg road, and practi cally ooened the fight at that point Initio aftei noon of the second day. Colonel John R. Danks was in command, and a number of Pittsburgers were in the regiment at that lime The service held this evening was very pleas ant, .The programme opened with "America" by tho regiment, followed with a prayer b Rev. Colonel Danks. The oration was dcliverel by A. G. Williams, of Butler. This was fo lowed by a war song by Colonel Danks, whi also read the historical review of the regiment. The regiment's Lieutenant Colonel is now ii the United States army, stationed at Allegheny Arsenal. Colonel Morgan was present, ani made a short address, as did also Captain) Shields and Chalmers, Messrs. C. C. Fawcet, Reed and others. The Fourth Cavalry of Pennsylvania has its monument located on theJWyckert farm, oni half a mile east of Round Top. It was dedi cated at 2 P. IT. An elaborate programme wai prepared. Amongthe speakers from Pittsburr were Major D. C. Phillips and Sergeant W. H Collmerwood. Chanlain H. O. Graham, df Homer City, delivered ,an address on. "Only xreau. me programme cumu. nui uo com pleted, on account of the incessant rain. EX-GOYERNOR CURTIN, Tho Man Who Cnllod Them Oar, Addresses the Pennsylvania Reserves. rsrir.CTAL TELEQRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Gettysburg, September 11. The Penn sylvania Reserve Corps held a meeting in Little Round Top pavilion this evening and were addressed by ex-Governor Curtin, who said: Boys We are assembled here again. When I first called upon you to serve your country j ou were rosy-cheeked, brawny men. Now I look around and see gray haired, bald headed and decrepit men. You were not much younger than I, and I am not much older than you now. When tho Government asked for 100,000 90-day men I called upon tho State of Pennsylvania for 100,000 three-year men. The Government said it did not need these men. It had more than was necessary. I held the men in reserve for three months. After the first battle of Bull Ron, when Johnson joined Beauregard, the President telegraphed me to pour the Pennsyl vania reserve into Washington as fast as possi ble. If they had not got there Johnson would have taken Washington. When I gave you your regimental banners I told you to carry them to the front with honor to yourselves and to the country, and not to come back without them, and every one was brought back. The Governor brought his address to a. close by saying he was growing old and did not possess his one-time vigor. He recom mended the adoption of a resolution advo cating the erection of a memorial hall at Gettysburg to commemorate the services of the Pennsylvania Reserves. The resolution was adopted amid a whirlwind of applause to the old war Governor. The Seventh Cavalry, of which Company A was from Beaver county, has its monu ment on Baford avenue. Colonel "W. H. Eeed, of Pittsburg, was chosen to represent the West in the speechmaking at the exer cises. It is argued, and Colonel Reed says history proves it, that thisregiment was six hours ahead of the others in getting to the field and that it opened the fight, H. M. Donahoe, formerly Eecorder of Beaver county, leading. WHICH THEY WERE. Full List of the Monuments Which Were Dedlcnted Yesterdny. runcm, teleobam to mm dispatcii.i Getttsbubg, September 11. The full list of the monuments dedicated tf-day is as follows: One Hundred and Fourteenth, Collis Zouaves, Fiity-sixtb, Twenty-eighth, formerly commanded by General Geary; Ninetv-third, Ninety-fourth, One Hundred and Fortieth, One Hundred and Forty eighth (Beaver's regiment), One Hundred and Seventh, Seventy-third, One Hundred and Sixteenth, One Hundred and Twenty- first, 'Ninth, Seventy-fifth, One Hundred and Eighteenth, Corn Exchange, Xnapp's Battery, One Hundred and Forty-seventh, Ninetieth, One Hundred and Tenth, Sixtv second, One Hundred and Forty-ninth, the Buck Tails, Seventeenth Cavalry, Ninety-first, Sixty-seventh, Twenty-thircl, Seventy-fourth. Sixty-first. Seventy-second. Twenty-ninth, Second Cavalry, Forty-second, Battery P, One Hundred and Ninth, Ninety-sixth, One Hundred and Thirty ninth, One Hundred and Forty-first, Ninetv eighth, Sixteenth Cavalry, Twenty-seventh, Eighteenth Cavalry, One Hundred and Sixth and One Hundred and Fifth. QDITE A RESPECTABLE ARUI Could be Mustered by the Sons of Veterans on Short Notice. PATEBSON, N. J., September 11. The National Encampment of the Sons of Vet erans this afternoon confirmed the action of the conrtmartial in- the matter of the dishonorable discharge of Past Commander-in-Chief W. S. Payne, of Fostoria, O. The jeport of the Adjutant General shows that the Sons of Veterans' organiza tion has gained 13,600 during the past vear. The Surgeon General reported that 60,000 men above the age of 18 could be sent into the battlefield at short notice if the occasion required it- all armed and equipped. HIS MUSEUMMMAGED. , The Owner of the Carlson Coitnee Brines Suit In Court for 33,000 Alt the At torneysMade Defendants Not a Juror Yet Secured. Chicago, September 11. Jonas Carl son's promised suit against the attorneys of the men on trial for the Cronin murder for breaking into the Carlson cottage was be gun to-day in the Circuit Court. Carlson sues "W. S. Torrest. his partner, John A. Qualey, Russell M. "Wing, Daniel Don ahue and Michael J?. A. Ames, all of Vvhom are actively engaged in the trial now in progress. The lawyers broke into the house for the purpose of obtaining the human blood stains, having been denied the privilege of analyzing the specimen in possession of the State. Carlson places his damages at $5,000. He says the defendants broke into his house with force and arms last Monday and de faced and cut into the walls and floor and violently seized and bruised him. The declaration says that by reason of a crime known as the "Cronin murder" having been committed in his house, the place has become notorious and well known to the public. It is an object of general interest and curiosity, and a large number of people have paid to see the build ing and tne "marks and evidences of the crime." The place was fitted up for exhibi tion, and Carlson has derived large revenues. The acts of the defendants in removing the blood stains, have, the declaration alleges, greatly injured the house and depreciated its value as a museum of limited curiosities and the interest of the public has been greatly diminished by tho aforesaid acts. The defendants he also alleges, threat ened him with a large knife, and by this act caused bim great physical fright. For the depreciation of his property ns an object of profitable curiosity, as well as for the great mental suffering he has undergone through the defendant's illegal acts, Mr. Carlson prays the Court to mulct the de fendants in damages. The attorneys in the Cronin case worked ,hard all day, with the result that no addi tional jurors were secured. A STRANGE AGREEMENT, Marshal Stnlllnes Publishes a Card Con cernlnc the Pelhntn Kitting. (SPECIAL TELEQHAM TO THE DISPATUH.1 Annisxon, Ala., September 11. The killing of Captain William Pelham, brother of "The Gallant Pelham," of the Confederacy, has developed a queer story. Pelham was drunk and violent, and was shot dead by Marshal Stallings, while he was advancing upon the Marshal. To-day Stallings published a sworn agreement con taining the following provisions: First To leave the community of Anniston on or before 12 o'clock midnight of Monday, September 20, 1889, and never so long as I have breath and reason to return for a moment's length of time. Second That if ever in the two years to come I shall meet John Pelham I will get out of his way. Third mat never so long as I live and have reason win l si wav to the detrl speak disrespectfully or in any iriment of the late William Pel- ham. or of his memory, or fa Is family, or his blood relations. I mean by leaving and never returning to the community of Anniston, never to again put my foot In Cal houn, Clay, Coosa, Shelby, St Clair, Etowan, Cherokee and Cleburne counties, in the State of Alabama, and the faithful, honorable and conscientious performance of each and all of them. This is duly sworn to before, and signed by, J. T. Green, notary public, who at tested it. It is well known that the mem bers of the Pelham family would not permit allings,to stay where .they would have to see him, and that their permission for Stal lings to leave is a compromise reached after much negotiations. WOODRUFF ON THE STAND. Ho Testifies Against His Former Accom plice, Young Napoleon Ifes. New York, September 11. The first day of the trial of the remarkable "Wall street character, Henry S. Ives, ended yesterday with the selection of the jury. This morning the actual trill opened. Assistant District Attorney Parker opened the case with a statement to the jnry. He spoke of the novelty of the case, and said that was one reason why the selection of the jury was so quickly made. He then proceeded to read the indictment, charging Ives, as'an officer of the railroad with issuing fraudulently $600,000 worth of the stock of tlife Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Rail road. The charge against the accused was fefony. Mr. Parker reviewed the history of the prisoners' transactions, and concluded his speech by giving notice that he pro posed to call "Woodruff, an accomplice in the crime, which, after eight ben months' existence, terminated in the assignment of Henry S. Ives & Co., with liabilities placed at $15,000,000. The first witness for the people was then called. He was Obadiah "Woodruff, of Newark, the father of E. Wilson Woodruff. He stated that about a month after his son's arrest he received a message from his son relative to one of the books of the company, which at that time was kept in bis bouse. He saw the book then, and recognized it when it was produced in conrt to-day. Ives was then taken to the Tombs prison in charge of the Sheriff. THOUGHT IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE. The Greatest Collapse That Ever Occurred In the Coal Regions. WlLKESBARRE, September 11. One of the greatest cave-ins that have yet occurred in the coal regions startled the residents of the Wyoming Valley last night. Just outside of the town of Plymouth, the earth settled for a distance of half a mile, affecting about 30 acres of territory belonging to the Del aware and Hudson Railroad Company. The entire territory was undermined and was still being worked out. The concussion was thought by many to be caused by an earth quake and people in this city, four miles distant, experienced a rocking sensation. At the scene of the cave-in this afternoon the earth was broken, and extensive crevices were running in every direction, many of them extending to a great depth. Several mules which were in the mine at the time were killed and nearly all the miners lost their working tools. The damage wil 1 be immense. About 1,500 men and boys are thrown out of employment. Twenty-five men were in the mine at work when they heard the timbers and pillars begin to break. They rushed for the first opening and escaped withont injury. Ho Paid His Faro with Ballets. Evansville, Ind., September 11. William Brill, of Hopkinsville, shot and killed James Lemon, a Louisville and Nashville Railroad conductor, this even ing at Baker's (station. Brill refused to pay his fare and was put off the train, and, wild with rage, drew a revolver and fired three shots at Lemon with fatal effect. Brill escaped to the woods. The Police Are Still Baffled. .London, September 11. The police have discovered no clew to lead to the detection of the murder ot the woman whose body was found under the railway arch in White chapel yesterday morning. The body of the victim still lies in the mortuary, and as yet has not been identified. TANNER NOW EESIGNS He Says He Will Never Enter the Pension Office Again. HABRISON HAS HIS EESIGNATHffi. It is Said the' Do enment Affords Yen Bpicj Lively Reading. TRYING TO FIX DIM ELSEWHERE. Secretary fioble Said Either lbs Corptral Elsnld Go or Be Would Himself. Corporal Tanner, Commissioner of Pen sions, has at last resigned, and it is said he asserts he will never go back to the office. His le tter of resignation is probably ready for the press, and is reported to be snicy, but it may he "withheld until the Corporal is fixed in another office. Secre tary Noble is credited with securing the resignation. 1SPSCIAI. TZLIGRAJI TO TUB PlSrATCrf 1 Washington. September U.. A report put in circulation last evening that Commissioner Tanner, of the Bureau of Pensions, had actually stepped down from office, seemed so improbable that even those who wished it to be true gave no credence to it, and yet t appeared to-day that this is the fact, though all ot the parties immedi ately interested refuse to say anything defin ite about the matter one way or the other. The Commissi oner didn't make his appear ance at the Pension office to-day, and all who attempted to see him at his residence in Georgetown were first repulsed and after ward denied admittance. This afternoon, however, he came to the White House in response to a request from the President, sent by no less an imposing messenger than the new Marshal of the District, Mr. Bans dell, and he was closeted for some time with the President and Secretary Noble. What the outcome of the conversation was is indicated above, and considering all the other circumstances it could hardly have been favorable to the continuation of the tenure of the Commissioner. BADE THE CLEBKS GOOD-BY. It is unreasonable to suppose that Mr. Tan ner would have been suspended, even for a day, had it not been decided to ask, his resignation, and to remove him in case he should refuse. That he was suspended yes terday there can hardly be a shadow of doubt. Deputy Commissioner Smith was sent for by Secretary Noble, and he was designated to act in the place of the Com missioner until further orders. It is said that when Secretary Noble sent a notice of his suspension to .the Com missioner the latter refused to recognize it, and that .the. Secretary then made out a formal order directing Smith to assume the duties of the office. The Commissioner thereupon put on his hat, shook hands with a few of his intimate friends, and started for home, remarking that he would never set his foot in the office again. Secretary Noble had a long conterence yesterday with the President in regard to the case of Tan ner, and it was soon after this that the or der of suspension was issued. It is said that the Secretary presented the ultimatum that either' he or Tanner would have to go. LIKE THE SPAEKS CASE. It was an affair similar to that of Secre tary Lamar and Land Commissioner Sparks. Aside from the merits of the case, it was natural the inferior officer should suffer rather than the Cabinet minister. Early this morning Secretary Noble was again at the White House, but remained only a short time. He was followed by Secretary Tracy, who is a friend of Commissioner Tanner, and he pleaded the cause of the Corporal eloquently for some time. Sena tor Hiscock also'put in an appearance, but, it is said, rather for the purpose of urging the appointment of Pension Agent Pool, of Syracuse, to the coming vacancy, than to say anything to change the apparent de cision of the President. The reasons alleged for the radical step taken by the Secretary of the Interior lie in the developments of the investigation that has been in progress for some time ot the .operations of the Pension office. THE BECKLESS BERATING of pensions, the advancement of cases for favored pension agents, the conduct under the eyes of the Commissioner of the rerating ring of the office, which lioerally advanced the rating of their own pensions, and, per haps, not the least of offenses, the unending garrulityof the Commissioner himself, which encouraged delusive hopes in pensioners, and kept the office in a constant state of unrest. It is also alleged that the Com missioner attempted directly or indirectly to interfere with the progress iof the investiga tion, hut this is- probably an invention of the enemy. It cannot be denied that the manner of the Commissioner in dealing with the affairs of his office has been exasperating. It has been an unkind saying that his is the most swelled head of all the officials of the ad ministration. To visitors and inquirers, and in his consultations with his superiors, he has acted as though he owned the pension office. His manner was regarded as dis tasteful, and in disposition he has been en tirely intractable. Friends of the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Interior say they would have borne with this to the end, no matter how provoking, had it not been for the reckless, not to say scandalous, man agement of tbe office. BUSSEY DON'T WANT IT. Of course, all the stories to the effect that Assistant Secretary Bussey wanted theplace for himself are gratuitous. TJnderthe cir cumstances he could not take the office if he desired ever so much to do so. In his letter conveying the resignation it is said the Commissioner writes that he recognizes that differences exist be tween himself and the Secretary of the Interior respecting the administration of the Pension Bureau, and that those differ ences being radical in the interest of a thoroughly satisfactory administration of the office he should resign. It is expected also that the President will give out a statement of the causes of re moval, as Tanner has been so popular with the Grand Army that some explanation of so painful a step would seem to be necessary in the interests of party harmony. CAUSE OF THE DELAY. It is almost certain that the only reason for delav in the announcement of Tanner's resignation was that tbe President and Tan ner's friends were to fix the Commissioner in a satisfactory office, and secure from him a letter of resignation that will temper, the effect of the change in Grand Army circles. Two or three good positions have been offered, but the Commissioner is just now sulking, and has hitherto refused all sops in the shape of a new office. Mr. Tanner has leased his house in Georgetown for three years.and made all arrangements to stay with this administra tion to the end. In view of these conditions, it is probable the Commissioner may agree to be transferred. GEN. SHERMAN ON TANNER. The G. A. K. Will Not Question the Motives of tho President. New YOBK, September 11. General W. T. Sherman was seen by a reporter to-night and asked for his opinion in regard to Cor poral Tanner's reported resignation fromj the office of Coramissio: Pensions. He laid his opinion it would not affect the of the G. A. E., either one way other, as thev were too sensible it men to question any acts vl the Presiden: UNWILLING PASSENGERS. Pilot Who Will Hare to Cross the Qceaa A Thrilling Scene. ISPXCIU. TXtlOBAM TO TBX riSPATCW.l New Yoek, September 1L The' Sandy "Hook pilots were in hard luck to-day. One came so near losing his life in the te& off the Bar that he will never forget his mishap, Snd no leu than eight others iad to make the voyages on which the steamers were bound. Never in the history of the harbor were so many pilots carried off to sea in A tingle day. Very early this morning, the worst of the gale being oyer, tbe fleet began to head out of port. Among' tbem was the Ardanhouse, with Pilot Isaac Butler on board. It happened that the steamship Cala of the German Line had arrived off the Bar at 2 o'clock, but had to lie- to for want of a pilot.- Seeing .the Ardanhouse bound out. Captain Bauer, of the Cala, determined to send a boat to her and get her piloL- Tbe quarter boat was lowered, with chief officer Knuth and .two sailors to man it, and, al though the gale was a terror, and the sea as well, they managed to get under the lee of the Ardanhouse, where Pilot Butler could slide down a rope and get into their cockle shell. The row back to the Cala wad well nigh accomplished when one of those curlers that no boat can resist came tearing along. The small boat was just rounding the stern of the big steamer when the swell caught it, lifted it up under'' the counter of the big ship, and rolled it almost within the grasp of the seamen. Officers and passengers gathered aft to watch their arrival. The four men were bundled in heavy clothing, sea boots and oil-skins. In that boiling sea they were all but helpless, but a score of hands bitched life buoy, rope's ends and heaving lines to them instantly. As it happened, every man could sustain himself in the water and every man got the end of a rope around him and was drawn on board. Other ships sailing to-day that Carried pi lots to sea were the Noordland, with Paul Wodrick; the Kaiser Wilhelfn II, with Charles Hammer; the Newport, to Aspin wall, with Cbas. Anderson; the City of Chi cago, with Pred Harpenan; the Aller, with John Hall, and the.Vorwarts; with Thos. Reese. The Spanish steamer, Cuidad Con dol, sailed for Havana with another pilot. FUNERAL OF CONGRESSMAN COX. The Clerk of the Hoose of Representatives Appoints n Committee to Attend. New Tobk, September 1L The funeral of the late 8. S. Cox will take place at 10 o'clock next Friday morning. It has not yet been decided as to what church the services will be held in. Neither have the pallbearers been selected. A dispatch from Washington says: The Clerk of the House of Representatives has appointed the following named Representa tives as a committee to take charge of the funeral arrangements of the late Represen tative S. S. Cox: Messrs. Carlisle.Bandall, Holman, Felix Campbell, Seney, Heard, Muehler, Kelly. McKinley, Cannon, Reed, Burrows, and 6'Neilj of Pennsylvania. The following telegram was sent by the Letter Carriers' Association ot Detroit to the widow of the late S. S. Cox: Mrs. S. 8. Cox: Madam Tbe Detroit branch of the United States Letter Carriers' Association forward to you their condolence and sympathy with you In yonr bereavem enr, and say that In the de mise of Samnel S ulllvan Cox tbe letter carriers of the United States lose one of their greatest national Deneiactors. J. Fbaxkrickabss, Bectetary. OUT OF THE WHIRLPOOL. Niagara Yields Up the Body of Anna Mead, the Snlclde. rSrZCTAt TILEOaAK TO Tint DIIPATCS.1 Niagara Falls, September 1L The body of Miss Anna Mead, of Binghamton, who ended her lite by plunging into the Niagara cataract last Thursday, came to the surface on the Canadian side of the whirlpool to-day. It was first discovered by fishermen and towed ashore. Singularly enough, the Coroner has so far neglected to pay any attention to it, and up to a late hour to-day it continued lying in the shal low water near the shore. She was almost denuded of clothing, and her body was covered with bruises, caused by contact with the rocks. The right side of the head and face was crushed quite badly and the right leg broken at the thigh. A. H. Rogers, her betrothed, who has been searching for the body, has gone to in sist on the Coroner's immediate attendance. The cause of the young lady's suicide is as much ot a mysterv as ever. FIGHTING HIS WAI THROUGH. Explorer Stanley Is Marching Thronga the Hostile Country to the Coast. Bbtjssels, September 11. The Howie merit Geographtque states that Henry M. Stanley is marching toward Mombassa, after fighting his way through the hostile coun try of the ITmjoro and Uganda tribes and conquering the natives. He has, the paper says, established the authority of the British East Africa Company over the country from the npper Nile to the east coast. The paper declares that it is doubtful if Emin Pasha, to whose relief tbe Stanley expedition was originally sent, is accom panying Stanley to the coast. IN JUST SEVEN BOUNDS. Joo McAnllne Knocks Oat Fat KIHen at San Francisco A Short Combat, but It Was Fierce While It Lasted. Golden Gate Athletic Club, San Fbancisco, September U. A fight to a finish, Queensberry rules, between Pat Killen, heavy weight champion of the Northwest, and Joe McAullffe, ex-champion heavy-weight of the Pacific coast, for a purse of 2,500, SoOO to go to the loser, took place at the Golden Gate Athletic Club to-night. McAullffe weighed about 203 pounds, and was seconded by Paddy Ryan and Con Rlorden. Killen weighed 105, and was sec onded by Prof. Anderson and Dave Campbell. Time was called at 9:50 r. K. Both men feinted with left, bat landed short. Klllea guarded him self well, and McAullffe found no opening, lle Anllffe got the first blow a left-hander on the ribs, and after some feinting a rlght-baudsr on the jaw. Second round Exchanges were few asdabont even. McAullffe landed a right bander on Fat's ear. Third round McAnlllffe In this round made two hard rushes, forcing Killen Into his corner, and punishing him about the head. In the fourth Utile was done. In the fifth Mc Aullffe drove Killen Into his corner, upper cat ting him. Killen returned with i rash, bat Mc Aullffe clinched. This round ended with a blow that dazed Killen, bat McAullffe did not follow his advantage. In tbe sixth McAullffe droTe Killen aronnd the ring, guarding himself. Killen made a few fruitless rashes and McAullffe hit htm on tbe ear. sending him to the floor. In the seventh round McAullffe rushed Killen against the ropes and the latter bent down, still holding to the ropes. While In this position Mc Aullffe upper cat him with his left. KlUes fell on bis knees. Immediately the room was In a tumult. KUlen's seconds and friends leaped to their feet with cries of foul. KUlen remained down nnttl the ten seconds had expired. It wis several minutes before order was restored and the referee then gave his decision, which was that Killen was not down when MeAnlbTs struck him. The latter was declared the winner. MeAuUffe drew the only blood. thKIHHLn H aRLssssBH mull J OF TERROR City Fiercely AitackMb aging Wmde arid WiltfWavH. , THELPS50FLIFE UNKNOWN A.Doeperate.Eftrt to EettffEafe imt a Complete Jailsre. - FAMINE ADDEB 10 TIE W1M flOMIBO. Storm Trains Stepped by ike Sea flfce Vfcrea Were Drowned Oat. and she fsssesgeni in the Utmost Peril The- Botete S erC the Ocean Deserted by ske Fnte Stricken Guests ApnaRtBK Betrnerioa " of Property The Great Storm AH Atenf the Coast A Kaateer at Vessels Have Gone Down, and Ksnr SaMors in. Drowned A Remarkable Jonrser. Br a most da&eeren trip. aJ swlnmlag? a portion of the way, a Dispatch we -pondent was able to open comaaaleaMea between Atlantic City and tbe eqisieW world. The popular resort is is a state M- ( terror, and famine' threatens to add ita horrors to the other troubles. Reports rem. -all portions of the coast show immense damage to property and probable less of -life. rsrscxix. txliob am to th szspatc&i Atlantic City, yia" Pleasast TXLLE, N. J., September lL Atkatie City is submerged. Your corrcspoadent forded the flooded meadows to-day, ajawst' riskinsrhis life at every step. ThelG.Wft" permanent residents and more thaa M,W hotel grtests ore panic striekea at the steady encroachment of the .sea and the awful hurricane prevailing. Not a train can reach or leave the stena beleagnered city for folly a week. A famine is threatened. There Is no mili, ae vegetables, no meat, no eggs, and ere another day dawns there will be nothing left but bread and water. Luckily the sup ply of flour is plentiful. No trains left the flooded city since Monday morning. Taa . devastation and ruin Is appalling, and THE LOSS 07 LIFE ' is as yet a matter of conjecture. The trip across the meadows, now a surging sea, was a most thrilling experience1 and was accom plished by your correspondent and a num ber of daring companions, comprising Wilson E. Kerr, son of Assistant Distriet Attorney Kerr, of Philadelphia; Captaior John H. Pedrick, of Camden; Joe Gardiner and Edward L Krouser. They leit Atlantic City at llo'cloekand reached pleasaBtville, a distance of seven- miles at & They swam through deep outa, crept eaa- tiously over the swaying rails supported ' " only y the fish plates, forded the rushing streams, and, after many miraculous es capes, arrived at Pleasantville, drenched, bruised and exhausted, but happy at reach ing the main land. Once at Pleasantville, Superintendent Garwood promptly fur nished a special engine, No. 125, in charge of Conductor William. H. Sanders' and Engineer Frank Eck, which brought your correspondent and Messrs. Kerr and Pedrick aboard to Philadelphia. A TEBBIBLE POSSIBILITY. Were it not for the fact that Atlantis City has a central elevation, that the beach and the meadow land are far below the level of the main avenue, there probably would not have been a house standing yesterday afternoon, and the loss of life would have been almost, if not quite, as appalling as that of the terrible Johnstown calamity. From the moment the mountainous wares . of Monday night's flood tide bezan spread ing devastation along the beach front the encroachments of the sea all aronnd the island were steady and alarming. It dashed up the ocean avenue and open lots, tearing up and shattering the board walk and pavilions, uprooting foundation piling and casting bath houses, restaurants and other structures into a confused mass of debris. It came rushing over the meadows byway of the swollen and surging thoroughfare, flooding the railroad tracks and the many dwelling houses on that exposed area, carry ing terror and desolation to the poor fami lies who had failed to heed the warnings of the threatening clouds and rising waters in the afternoon, but lingered until the delnge struck their frail houses, inundated WHOLE BOWS OP HOUSES on Baltic avenue, compelling hasty retreats to upper floors and still more harried es capes in boats and wagons, and, in some in stances, railroad cars. It swept in a mighty volume over the inlet district, completely submersing some of the houses, overturning others and wrecking by the score the yachts and small boats which had been securely moored by their owners in what they pre sumed were safe places. It rolled in down at Longport on the one side from that wide expanse of water, great Egg Harbor Bay, and on the other side from the mighty ocean itself, spreading de struction among the manv stout and still more numerous frail buildings dotting the peninsula from Longport up to Chelsea. When Tuesday morning dawned the situ ation was alarming in the extreme. The hotel guests hurried in crowds to the rail road depots. At the Camden and Atlantic and West Jersey depot, Agent Young and Stationmaster Mikesner, superintended the preparation of the outgoing trains, and at the Beading depot, Agent Winters and Yardmaster Metz, performed a similar ser vice. A PEBILOTJS TJNDEBTAKINO. All four looked as U they were unwilling to sanction such a perilous undertaking, and were it not for the cheerfnl assurances of both engineers and train crews, all ex perienced men, they would not have yielded to the pressure. So the heavily ladea "storm specials" left the two depots. There were four trains in all, three from the Cam den and Atlantic depot and one from the Reading. Each had a locomotive In the front and one in the rear, when they headed for the flooded meadow land and crept along over the hidden track as if in fear of a fatal plunge. They all went out between 6 and 9 in the morning, just as the high tide was near its full limit. The hurricane, too, was gaining In strength, and its fierce, sweeping gusts threw the water In volumes against the car windows and made the heavy coaches sock to and fro as if in momentary danger ot overturning. Long before the main land was reached the train men began to realise Continued on Sixth Jfagt, is' 1 -i