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-. ADVESTISE yonr business In TUB DIS rATCU. Prompt returns assured. WANTS arc nlwnys promptly respondod 10 v ben advertised In THE DISPATCH. Ural Estate enn be sold through ndver tUcuient In THE DISPATCH. PORTT-rOUHTH YEAH. ARE E, The Whirlpool Rapids Swum Once More by a Deter mined Young Man, HE TAKES A DOG ALONG, And Considers Ihe Canine Iho Best of Company. A LOAD OF LIQUOR HELPS niM TEEOUGII. Walter Campbell Swears Before n Itlncis tratoThat Uc Will Mtlnt tho Rapids nt Niagara He Keeps His Ontli II e Wears His Cork Suit and Calls It nn Awlul Ex perience He'll Never do it A tain Steve Brodio Ecnps 100 Feet Into a Lake Near Cleveland. The usual Sunday feat of swimming tbe Niagara rapids was accomplished yesterday afternoon by a young man named Campbell. He filled up on whisky first, and took a dog alone with him for company. He was rescued by friends, safe and sound, and is . now a lull-fledged museum candidate. rSriCIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH Niagara Falls, September 15. The feat of swimming the Niagara whirlpool Itapids, which so many people have lately said had never been done, was successfully accomplished this afternoon by Walter Campbell.a dare devil swimmer whose home is at Youngstown, near the mouth of the Niagara. Campbell is a tall, well-built, muscular fellow, just under 21 years old, and might be called a fine specimen of the ani mal man, for his mental forces are very de ficient. He has no occupation, but has spent most of his time swimming in the Niagara, near the mouth, and has frequently made the eight miles of a return swim without resting- i NOBODY BELIEVED HIM. Campbell announced his intention of swimming the rapids several weeks ago, but nobody paid much attention to him. This annoyed him, and he paraded the town with his cork life preserver and went before Charles H. Piper, the newly elected Police Justice, to swear to his trip. "I'm going through the Niagara Eapids Sunday, between 2 and 4 o'clfcck," said Campbell, "and I want to take oath to it" An affidavit was drawn up and Campbell swore to what he was going to do. His father got after him, and finding other means useless, swore out a warrant of arrest for attempted suicide. TJLLED UP ON- WHISKY. Young CamDoell spent his time filling up on liquor until he heard that his father wanted him arrested. Then his crouies secreted him until about 9 o'clock this morning. Two saloon keepers, Thomas Mahoney and "William Leary, managed him. They got him down the road to the old Maid of the Mist landing, where Camp bell spent the day emptying whisky flasks with his friends. In the course of the day they had a fight, in which one of Campbell's eyes was discolored. More whisky soothed him, and he went to sleep, awakening about 2 o'clock comparatively sober. The Dis patch correspondent found him hiding be hind the bushes. Campbell said he considered the trip safe enough, but thought it fully as bad as going over the falls in a barrel. Campbell talked freely while preparing to begin HIS BABING VOYAGE. He was dressed in an undershirt stuffed with cotton, over which was his much vaunted cork suit, neither more nor less than a common double cork life-preserver. It was like ex-Policeman Kendall, of Boston, wore when he swam the rapids. Below this were blue woolen trunks, bulging with cot ton, while his less and feet were bare. "I shall go throush all right," said he. "I'll jump when I get under the bridge, and swim the rest of the way. Jumbo, "William Lcary's dog, is going with me. He will wear a cork suit too. I'm going to row out alone with the dog. "When it's time for me to start drop a newspaper from the middle of the bridge then I'll go. Good bye. This ins't for the last time, I was born to be hung, not drowned." THE SIGNAL GIVEN. Most of the party went up the bank and arranged for carriages to follow the swim mer down to the whirlpool. At 3:20 the newspaper signal was given, and Campbell rowed rapidly out in the river until he had crossed into the Canadian feeder to the rapids. He kept rowing until the gorge narrowed and the water began to roughen. Then be stood erect in the boat, prepared to piuuge when he struck the first breaker, but he did not jump. The thousands of people oa the bridges and along the bank aw the fellow's face blanch with terror as he fell on his knees and clung to the sides of the frail.boat with desperation and despair. The poor dog shivered in the bottom of the skiff. A CRY OF IIOHEOH went up from some of the spectators as the swimmer went dashing into the mass of wamaounauT. in a jew moments man and dog were dashed out of the skiff and were tossed along. Little was seen of the dog, and Campbell was hidden occasionally by the white caps, which covered him with clouds of spray. "When he was in view he pawed the waves in an effort to swim, but the water tossed him about so that in the four or five minutes hc.spcnt shooting the rapidsitdid him little good. The skiff shot out into the whirlpool, rods ahead of Campbell, and the dog also led him quite a little. Both man and beast circled around a little, the former trying to swim, but not seeming to know where. Several of his friends were on the rocks, and when he was swept near the shore SUCCEEDED IN 13AVING HIM. Campbell, who claimed to have been con scious up to this time, fainted, but was quickly revived with whisky, for which Niagara navigators have such an appetite. Campbell was rubbed down and put in a hack. He was taken to Lean's saloon, at J GULAR PASTM Suspension Bridge. He told his story to The DisrATCH correspondent: "I hung onto the bbat because I couldn't help it. You can't realizetow it shakes the dust out of a man to face that water. I didn't dare jump from the boat, as I said I would, nor you wouldn't either if you'd been in my place. I've got grit as far as water goes, but it was not equal to that. Old Jumbo stuck by me well, an' he was great com pany. No, I didn't lose myself a minute. I tried to swim across the whirl pool, but a stick got across my neck and I thought I was gone. Finally I dove outen under it, an just swim without knowin' where I was goin. The next I knew father an' another man was pulling me out "Will I go into a freak show? "Well, mebby, but I'm goin' home fust" Campbell then filled up on whisky. He made no money out of the trip, and it is not known whether he will do the dime-museum act or not SO DOUBT ABOUT THIS. Stove Brodle Makes a Leap With Fivo Thousand People Watching;. Cleveland, O., September 15. Steve Brodie jumped from the back of a tight rope walk into the artificial lake at Beyerle's Park to-day, a distance of 100 feet Five thousand spectators were present SIX FIREMEN KILLED Br Fnlling Walls at a Midnight Conflagra tion at fioniiville Fonr Bodies Al ready Recovered The Dam age Nearly a Million Dollars. Louisville, September 15. Bamberger, Bloom & Co.,one of the three largest whole sale drygoods and notion houses in Louis ville, is completely destroyed by fire. Four firemen were certainly caught by falling walls and killed, and two more are reported under the debris. They were working close up in the rear when the rear walls fell and they were crushed underneath. Four have been taken out dreadfully mangled. The building fronts on Main street, between Sixth and Seventh. The alarm struck at 11:10 o'clock, and in ten minutes flames were bursting from the windows on the third floor. Five minutes later part of the roof went in. The fire department was out in full force promptly, and ten minutes after the first alarm half a dozen streams were playing on the burning building, but it was soon clear that nothing could save it, and the hose were turned upon the Louisville Hotel, two doors away. That building was smoking, and it was a sharp halt hour's fight to make its .safety reasonably sure. The guests of the Louisville, as well as of Seelbach's Hotel at the corner ot the diock, poured out A number, mostly frightened servants, were taken from the second and third stories in the rear by means of ladders. Theyjoined at once the crowd of sight seers which gathered in half an hour to the number of 10.000. The fire originated in Bamberger, Bloom & Co.'s cellar, and "Watchman McGrath, who turned in the alarm, saw the whole cellar was aglow when he discovered it An explosion occurred soon after, and a fireman just arrived was knocked over by it, but not hurt A conservative estimate of the loss on stock is $750,000. The insur ance is heavy, and will about cover the loss. The building was double six-storv, owned by the firm, and valued at 575,000. The fire is slowly eating both ways, and may reach Seventh street on the ,west, destroying the following smaller'plices: "W. C. Caye & Co., wholesale shoes; Louis Grauman & Co., wholesale shoes, and probably Finn's saloon. On the east, L. Bretzfelder & Co., wholesale hats, is burned out, and also Baer's saloon. Two of the firemen killed are Stack leighter and Monohan. Captain Ed. Early is supposed to be one of the men in the rums. A CONSPIRACY E0ILED. The Whole Fnmlly Not a Match for a De termined Daughter. Chicago, September 15. Mrs. Eleanor E. "Walker, a handsome young widow, who had her father, mother and brother arrested last night for the larceny of a certified check for 59,440, -nas made happy by secur ing a new check from her mother for the same amount and will drop the prosecution. Mrs. "Walker recently came in possession of 510,000 insurance on the life of her husband, A. H. Walker, a book publisher. She moved to Chicago, and her father and mother, Terrence and Eleanor Kinsella, and her brother, James Kinsella, who had been living at 18G Superior street, went to live with her. Mrs. Walker was induced to put the balance of the money, which was on deposit in the Chicago National bank, in her mother's name, to avoid any legal diffi culties, which her father and brother per suaded her might arise, and her mnthor gave her a certified check for the amount. This check was stolen from her desk Sat urday morning, and in the afternoon her relatives moved from her house without giving her any previous notice of their in tentions. She was convinced that they had taken the check and had all along been scheming to get control of" her money, and so caused their arrest. With her lawyer and a representative of the bank, she called yesterday at the East Chicago avenue sta tion, where the rest of the family was im prisoned, and Mrs. Kinsella made out a new check, which was certified, aud will proba cy eau me tnaiisr. RACE WAR IN ILLINOIS. Negroes Attempt to Rescue n Companion From a County Jail. ff rUCIAt. TELXGKAX TO THE DISrATCIM Laweencetille, III., September 15. This town was the scene of a desperate fight between whites and blacks, last night County Judge Barnes arrested a negro on the street for running amuck with a knife. The negroes attempted to release the pris oner, and the whites went to Barnes' assist ance. There was a hard fight, but the whites won, and landed four negroes in jail. The negroes rallied again, broke in the jail, and rescued the prisoners. The whites organized, and in the fight that followed Judge Barnes was shot, but not fatallv, and two negroes were shot. About a dozen were wounded on both sides. The ringleader was captured and put in jail! A posse armed with Winchesters now sur rounds the jail, and the negroes have fled panic stricken, from the town. Great ex citement prevails. GETTING EEADI FOE THE FIGHT. There Will bo n Bis; Vote in Montana, With Both Sides Confident. Helena, Mont., September 15. The registration books for the October election closed at 10 o'clock to-night In Helena there are 4,579 voters registered, an increase of over 764 over the total vote of the city last falL Dispatches from other parts of the State show a similar gain, although Bozeman is said to have lost ground. The election will be held under the Aus tralian system, which introduces a further elemeut of uncertainty into the result, and no good basis lor calculation of political possioilities is to be had. Both sides are confident ot success, each seeming to believe that tho increased vote will be in its in-terest, f & A SHBEWD SCHEME. Fictitious Bankers Referred to as Indorsers of a slick Talker He Secures Goods on Credit by Menns of Stereo typed Letters of Uc commendation rerECIAL TELEGRAM TO TJ1E DIEFATCZI.l New York, September 15. A well dressed man who was an excellent talker, called upon a firm in Richmond recently and said he wanted to buy a bill of goods on credit. "Write to Horace "Walters & Sons, bankers, 72 Arch street, .Brooklyn," he said, "and you'll find out all about me." The Richmond firm wrote as directed, and in return received this reply on a finely lithographed letter head: Founded 1SG0. Capital 81.000,000. Horace Walters 4 Boss, Bankers. J 72 Arch street, Brooklyn, N. Y. i Special attention to collections at special rates, and remittances-maijo promptly. Refer to National Bank of Commerce, Bos ton, Mass.; Bauk of North America, Philadel phia; First National Bank, Portland, Me.; Na tional Union Bank, Fall lliver. Mass, Deak Sir: Tiie gentleman whoso name we inclose on slip has requested us to write to you concerning his reliability. We take pleasure in iudorsing him is a responsible man, and guarantee any transaction you may have with him. Respectfully, Horace Walters 4 Sons. As a matter of further precaution, a well-known Brooklyn bank was corre sponded with, and the Richmond firm learned there was no such banking firm in Brooklyn, and that there was no such street in that city. The swindler, in the meantime, made suspicious probably by the delay, disappeared. There is no doubt that he is one ot a gang operating with success, for many victims have communicated with the Brooklyn police authorities. It is necessary for the complete success of the swindle to have a confederate in Brook lyn, who mails the letters of indorsement The postoffice authorities report that several letters have been received addressed to "Horace Walters & SonB, Baukers," which have been sent either to the dead letter ' office or returned to the writer marked "Fictitious." "I am convinced," said Police Superin tendent Campbell to a Dispatch reporter to-night, "that there are many merchants out West who have let their goods go on credit on receipt of this letter of indorse ment which, as you sec, is printed to appear as if type-written." A PRESENTATION OP PICTUEES. Portraits of Grant, Sherman and Sheridan for the Military Academy. Washington, September 15. The por traits of Generals Grant, Sheridan and Sher man, which were painted by direction of Mr. George W. Childs, for the United States Military Academy, will be formally transferred to that institution October 3. General Horace Porter will represent Mr. Childs upon the occasion, and will deliver an appropriate address in presenting the portraits. Colonel John M. Wilson, Su perintendent of the academy, will receive them. The corps of cadets will be paraded and take part in the ceremonies, which will be held in Grant Hall during the afternoon. It is expected that the Secretary of War, General Schofield, General Howard, Gen eral Kelton and others prominent in mili tary and civil circles will be present at the presentation ceremonies. These portraits were to have been pre sented last June, but the presentation was postponed upon the request of the Board ot Visitors to the Academy. General Lew Wallace, who was President, was asked to make the presentation address, but that gentleman, on account of pressing engage ments, was compelled to decline. There upon Mr. Childs solicited General Horace Porter, whose association with General Grant, and whose personal knowledge of Sherman and Sheridan make the selection very proper and fitting. OLD SOLDIERS MISTREATED. The Result of an Investiitatioa by tho Q. A. R. In California. Los Angeles, Cal., September 15. The committee appointed by the Grand Army posts of Los Angeles to investigate the charges against the management of the Pacific coast branch of tbe National Sol diers' Home, situated at Santa Monica, made a report last night The report de clared that the meat furnished to the vet erans was not such as was required by the specifications; that tbe proper food in deli cacies were not furnished Jor invalids; that the Quartermaster Sergeant and Commis sary Sergeant were totally incompetent; that civilians were employed, when in mates could do as well; that civilians are furnished better food and quarters than in mates; that the present condition is due to Governor Treichel's failure to inspect the Home, and the general conduct of the Com mander. The report was signed by George E. Gard, Department Commander of California, G. A. It., and 19 other members of the com mittee. The report was adopted by the posts, which voted to submit all the affi davits in the possession oi the committee to the National Board of Directors, and to prefer charges against the officers named, and to ask for their prompt removal. POETIC EETKIBDTI0N. That Is What tho Chicaco Socialists Call the Gessweiu Blurdcr. Chicago, September 15. The Chicago Socialists declare by a vote upon a resolu tion written by President Morgan and in troduced at their regular Sunday meeting to-day that the shooting of Jeweler Gess- wem, of New York, by Inventor Dehyle, was "not murder, but poetic' retribution.'' The resolution aroused the most enthusi astic discussion in several months. One of the speakers named Cook shouted: "I say that the poor have the right to defend them selvee as the Nihilists defend themselv es, and I'll be one to throw a bomb under the carriage of these despots. Lite is a precious thing, but the poor have submitted too long. I'm glad Dehyle did as he did. It is the poor man's only chance." The resolution was carried by a large ma jority. With the resolution was another one declaring it the duty of the Government to own all patents "for the purpose of pro tecting the inventive genius of the poor from tne innuman vultures ot the Gesswein type." COLLAPSE OF AN ACTOE. A Cblr.cso Thespian Falls Sick When Ho Loses a Pet Cat. tSrZCUI. TSLEGEiM TO THE DISPATCH.l New" Yobk, September 15. There was silence and darkness at'the usually noisy spot where the Chinese Theater is located Saturday night. About 50 or more China men from all parts of New York arrived there at about 8 o'clock for the pur pose of getting 50 cents' worth of "Wo Chi Tien in Fan Tan," but there was no one thereto receive the money. Dangling gayly upon the big iron bars, just in lront of the house, was a great big Chinese placard of flaming red peper with the following in scription: "Closed on account of sickness of one member of the troupe. Due notice will be given when to reopen." Mr. Taka Wing, the leading female im personator of the troop, was very sick. The cause of his sickness is a novel one. He is completely broken down by the sud den loss of his pet Chinese cat, for whose re covery he. offered f40 reward only a dav or two ago. paftwtM PITTSBURG, MONDAY, THE ITALIAN CAUGHT. Capt. Mercer Bans Him Down at Lime Hollow After a Lively Chase. A HISTORY OF HIS WAKDEBINGS. New Story of tho Canse of theBIoody Fratri cide Is Advanced. THE DEAD MAN'S BAD CHARACTER. Considerable Sympathy Expressed for the Captnred Brother. The East End Italian who murdered his brother on Saturday night was caught last evening eighj miles from the scene of the crime. He was- run down, by (faptain Mercer near Lime Hollow. A new cause of the bloody deed has been obtained. The value of the cavalry contingent of the Police Bureau was demonstrated last evening by the capture of Giovanni France schiello, who so brutally murdered his brother Michele the night before. As Cap tain Mercer, ot the Nineteenth ward police station, was riding out Lincoln avenue he saw a man, without hat or coat, trudging along the road at Lime Hollow, near Verona borough. When the pedestrian saw the Captain ap proaching he at once started to run, and, clfinbing a fence, plunged into a corn field. Captain Mercer put spurs to his horse, and, arriving at the place where the fugitive climbed, he dis mounted and vaulted over, the well trained horse following close behind. The Captain called several times upon the fugitive to stop, but no attention was paid, and Franceschiello plunged wildly ahead. A shot from the Captain's revolver seemed to accelerate his motions rather than retard, them, but a second and a third, the last whistling close by his ear, caused the mur derer to drop on his knees and beg for mercy. how the villain looked. Without coat or hat, wayworn and dusty, and with bloodshot eyes gleaming, maliciously, the murderer was caught just about eight miles from the scene of his crime. Captain Mercer searched him for arms, but he had not a vestige of anything in his pockets, and he was at once hand cuffed and taken to station K, of the Phila delphia Gas Company's line, where the Nineteenth ward patrol wagon was tele phoned for, and the mnrderersoon placed in the cell. Lying prone face downward on the bench in h'is cell, his head buried in his arms and the clothes he wore still stained with his brother's life blood, Franceschiello was seen shortly after by a Dispatch reporter. When asked what he did with the knife with which he killed his brother he raised his head, looked vacantly at the sneaker- nnd Raid: "fft int rn lrnifV rn TfAtlii- " V and again buried his face in his hands. He is a small man, not over 5 feet 2 inches in height, with black coarse hair and a smooth fare. He has a most brutal expression of countenance, and his restless eyes could not do neia nxea wnue lie was rogated. It was evident he .......... away the knite, but to all inquiries as to where it was be teplied with the Italian na- tional negative sign, moving the forefinger ot nis rignt nana Horizontally in front of his eyes. HE" FEIGNED IGNOEANCE. Although he has been three vears in the country be seems to have lost all knowledge of English since his crime, as he professes to understand nothing that is said to him. Tbe three Italians, Gaetano Marinelli,. Dominico Angelo Stellato and Cespara, the owner of the house where the murder was committed, also refuse to understand En glish, although one of them spoke it very fluently the night before. A new version of the cause of the kill ing which was current last night gained in the Italian colony near East Liberty. It is that Giovanni who had been for "some time in this country had sent' 540 to pay his brother's passage some six or seven months ago, and on being discharged last Wednesday by John Dell Gindini. the boss of the job on which they were working, John asked his brother for some of the money advanced and was refused. He then said: "I will kill you if you do not," and repeated this threat while the game was in progress, during which the murder took dace. ,The dead man had 511 83 on his person when the body was found. The police say it is just as well the murderer was not caught on Saturday night or earlv Sunday morning, as the Italianswould undoubtedly have lynched him in spite of all the police protection. As it was, they were around with ,stillettos and revolvers, and would have made short work of Franceschiello if they found hin and saved the county con siderable expense. STEERING TOWAED FBIEND3. The murderer was traced from the house to a point near Britliant station water works early on Sunday morning, when he hid in the Negley B.un valley, and was seen in that vicinity at 7 A. M. yesterday. He started for an Italian camp of the Phila delphia line near the point where he was taken, where he has a brother-in-law living, from whom he expected to get food, clothes and shelter. On his arrival at the police station the detained witnesses recognized him and expressed themselves much pleased with his capture. Antonio Grant, of 15 Webster avenue, and Pietro De Mcrk. who boards with him. sav they have heard the murdered man was a desperate character who had killed two men in Italy, and committed one murder sincere came to America. They say there is a third brother who works for Booth & Flinn, and the sympathv of the Webster street Italians appears to be with the mur derer. The body of the victim, John Frances chiello, was removed to the morgue yester day morning and tbe desperate and cruel vindictiveness ot the murderer was shown by eight different stabs in the body. The main one, exactly over the region of the heart, is a cruel looking wound ationt four inches wide, penetrated the aorta, and must have been delivered with terrible force. MORMON EMIGRANTS WRECKED. A Train Lend of Them Precipitated Into a Rasing, Stream. Lvnchbdbo, Va., September 15. A Mormon emigrant train on the Norfolk and Western Railroad was wrecked early this morning abont four miles below this city. The tram was a special and was running ahead of the passenger train about 20 min utes. The wreck was caused by a small bridge giving away after the engine and baggage car had passed over it. The water in the creek was very high, caused by one of the heaviest rainstorms ever known in this section. The emigrants numbered 160. Two cars plunged into the creek and. strange to say, no one was killed and only a few hurt, none of them seriously. The first car that went down turned com pletely over and is a total wreck, and the second .car struck on one end and stood al most perpendicular. All the passengers were badly shaken up, but Brother El der W. P. Payne, in chares of the nartv. stated that none were crippled and all would proceed on their journey as soon as a track could be made UD, There were nine Mor- mon elders in the party. SEPTEMBER 16, 1889. THE CANALJEOUBLE. Nicaragua Has Issued an Injunction For bidding; Work for the Present A Harbor That Will Have to bo Created There. ICOERISPONDENCE OF 1711 DISPATCH. J San Jose, Septmber 2,-1 have just had an interview of some length with the Hon. Lansing B. Mizner, "United States Minister to Central America, who arrived a few days since, and whose arrival has been one of the principal recent events in Costa Bica. The Minister, Dr. Mellis, and Mr. Edgar Mizner are still quartered at the Grand Hotel, and are being considerably feted by prominent residents of San Jose. Mr. Mizner ex pressed himself quite unreservedly in re gard to the canal. The present difficultiesbetweenCostaRica and Nicaragua, he said, arose, in his belief, morefrom a jealous guarding of national dignity on ,both sides than from aught else. Nicaragua had felt that .her sovereignty had been attacked, and Cosia Bica had en tertained a similar sensation of injury. He' nevertheless regarded the question as cer tain to be settled and harmoniously before the 27th of October. Should no settlement have been effected by that date the company would forfeit its franchise. In reply to a question concerning the friendly interven tion of other nations, Mr. Mizner replied that the good offices of both Guatemala and Honduras had uot as yet been accep'ted. Whether the United States would proffer its services or whether these would be asked for he was not as yet prepared to say. Re garding what work had actually been begun jur. .Dinner spoke as ioiows: .1 have personally, inspected the San Juan river and can therefore make positive state ments as to the condition of things from Ma nagud to Grey town. The canal project, as far as the river is concerned, seems to me feasible without boundless expense. The creating of a harbor at Groytown for in truth it must be created will, on the other hand, prove a tre mendous labor and will necessitate a large out lay. However, it can be done, and, once done, will be a grand triumph. The present harbor, it such it may be called, is filled up with reeds and sand and become hardly more than a marsh. Where a fleet of war ships rode 23 years ago, to-day tbe natives can wade barely knee deep. In regard to preparations for work, Mr, Mizner judged that at least 5500,000 worth of material, wharf piles, machinery, heavy timber and the like had been "brought to the spot by the company. Actual digging could not go on, however, because of the Nicara gua injunction now preventing the same. DON'T EXPECT TO SUCCEED. The Democrats Not Anticipating a Victory In Pennsylvania This Year. rSFECIAL TELEOEAH TO THE DISFATCB.1 Philadelphia, September 15. Chaun ceyF. Black, ex-Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, who is not only President of the National League of Democratic Clubs, but also President of the Democratic Asso ciation of Pennsylvania, has called a con ference of the latter to be held in Philadel phia on Tuesday, the 15th day of October. There is no intention to making an extra effort to carry Pennsylvania this year, in spite of the fact that there is a good deal of dissatisfaction with the predominance of Senator Quay in the'councils of the Repub lican partv of the State. But there is thought to he something of a sentimental fitness in boldfng the conference in that city, from the fact that the original Demo cratic societies wnicn wr. j enerson was in strumental in orzanizinc. and. which corf- , tributed so much to the first Democratic vic- in Philadelphia. Besides, its work will not i be confined to Pennsylvania, f Invitations I ave been sent to Governor IHill, of NewXork, and to Governor Green. ui iioj uvtBcy, as wen u to ex-opeaker Carlisle, Mr. Mills and Mr. Wilson of the Ways and Means Committee of the last House, who it is expected will address the conference on the issues of the day. Besides these, the New York Association of Clubs will be well represented. John Boyd Thatcher, of Albany, one of the rising young men of the State, and now President of the Association, will be in attendance and will take an active part in the conference, a will also tbe Chairman of the Executive Com mittee of the National Association and Ed ward B. Whitney, its Secretary. It is ex pected that the conference will last two or three days. FASTEST OF ALL WARSHIPS. The Bnltlmoro to Net tbe Cramps Over 8100,000 Premium. tSTECIAL TELIGHAM TO TUB nisrATcn.i Philadelphia, September 15. The cruiser Baltimore came up the Delaware with two banners at her masthead to-day from her four hours' trial trip at sea on Saturday. She was required to show 9,000 horse power, and made a record of over 10,- 000. This will net the Messrs. Cramp, her builders, over 5100.000 premium. The naval board that superintended the test un officially but unanimously declared that in their belief she is the fastest warship yet launched, in this or any other country. She made 20.2 knots during the third hour of tbe trial. Her aVerage was 19.G knots for the four hours, but the last hours was made under disadvantages of wind and sea. No requirement is made as to speed, but tbe record of the Baltimore is an indication as to what the Philadelphia will do. The latter must go at the rate of 19 knots, but as she is practically a twin of the Baltimore, this trial practically settles the Philadelphia's career. The Cramps claim that the Baltimore is tbe first cruiser of her grade and class that was successful ou her first trip. This is their third success, the Vesuvius and the Yorktown already having surpassed their requirements. The "Vesuvius is not yet ac cepted because of the imperfection of her dynamite guns, but so far as the Cramps' work is concerned, she far surpasses her re quirements. HE DID NOT GO TO CHURCH. The President's Own Pastor From Wash ineton Failed to Arrive. Deek Paek, September 15. For the second time since he has been in'the moun tains President Harrison did not attend church. Dr. Hamlin, pastor of the church in Washington which the President attends, was to preach, but did not come, and there was no service in the little chapel. The President spent the moraingYm his own and his neighbor's, Colonel Hanways, piazza, and in the afternoon took his usual stroll with his grandson. He met In his walk Mr. Eobert P. Porter, Superintendent of Census, and the two chatted together at some length upon public affairs. Ex-Senator Joseph McDonald, of Indiana, made a short call at the cottage be fore his departure to-night lor Indianapolis, 'AWAEJIKECEPTM. The Sheriff Is Ready for the Threatened Attack of a Mob. Lafayette, Ind., September 15. As sistant Adjutant General Feries arrived here this afternoon in charge of two cases of rifles and a case of ammunition. They were brought here for tbe use of Sheriff Broussard and posse in defending the jail againct a threatened attack of regulators. The report is that the regulators will attack the jail to-night and liberate the 14 men confined for the murder of Keyes and three others who are charged as participants in the mur der of Cormier and his daughter last Mon day night. If tbe regulators appear to-night they wi !1 meet with a warm reception, as the jail is guarded by a well-anaed body of about 40 men. MASONIC LAW SUITS. Another Outbreak of the Ohio War Over the Cerneau Scottish Kite. TESTIMONY TAKEN OH BOTH SIDES. Esview of the Origin of a Break That Has Become National. WHAT CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE. The Hitter as Hear a Settlement as it Wis Seienl Tears Ago. During the past two weeks a good deal of testimony has been taken in -Mew xorc tor nse in the Cerneau Scottish Bite Masonic' trouble in Ohio that has been dragging in thn courts for 23 years or so. The" testimony is to be used also in another and similar case. JSIECIAL TXL20HAM TO Till DISPATCH.! NeV Yoek, September 15. Testimony has been taken in this 'city during the past two weeks in a case of intense interest to the Masonic fraternity throughout the United States. The case referred to is pend ing In tho Court of Common Fleas at Colum bus, Franklin county, O, The plaintiffs are William A. Hersbiser and 35 others, who are members of Goodale Lodge No. 382, Free and Accepted Masons. , The de fendants are S. Stacker Williams, who was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio; D. "V. Kinsman, an officer of Goodale Lodge, and the third named defendant fs Goodale Lodge, of which.the plaintiffs are members. The substance of the complaint is that tbe complainants have been deprived of certain rights as members of Goodale 'Lodge, and are threatened with tbe deprival of other rights for the reason that they have become members of a body known as the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Bite, whfeh was or ganized in Ohio under the authority of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Ac cepted Scottish Bite for the use of America, its territories and dependencies. COMPLAINANTS CLAIMS. The complainants allege that they are members in good standing of Goodale Lodge; that they have a considerable pe cuniary interest in said lodge, which owns property to the value of ?7,000; that the defendant, as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, assumes, and exercises the right to assume, control of Goodale Lodge, to the exclusion of the principal officer of Goodale Lodge; that at a certain meeting of tbe lodge defendant Kinsman presented charges against the complainant Hersbiser and others, charging them with unmasonic con duct for the reason that they had become members of tbe Scottish Bite body. The quarrel, therefore, is between certain Ma sons who recognize the Ancient and Ac cepted Scottish organization as the genuine Scottish Bite authority as against other Masons who recognize the other organiza tions or bodies of what is known as tbe Northern Jurisdiction Scottish Bite. The complainants say that Judge Gorman's body, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish, is a'representative. body controlled by ma jorities and electing its officers annually. The other Scottish Bite body in Ohio is, complainants say, despotic in form, and known as the Northern Jurisdiction, and presided over by one Henry- L. Palmer, of Wisconsin, The complainants say that the aeienoants nave exebcised undue jluthobity and persecution and unlawful control for the purpose of making members of the Scottish Bite body presided over by Henry L. Palmer, and have thus oppressed and injured, and seek further to oppress and in jure the complainants, who prefer to belong to the Scottish Bite body over which Judge Gorman presides. Complainants emphatically declare that there is nothing in the constitution and by laws of Goodale Lodge to prohibit them from belonging to the Judge Gorman Scot tish Bite body. They urge the court to grant an injunction restraining the defend ants from carrying out the conspiracy to expel the complainants from Goodale Lodge. The court considered their case in showing that a temporary injunction was granted by the court and served on Goodale Lodge March 12, 1888, restraining them from expelling the complainants. Much of the testimony taken in the past two weeks has been upon tbe historical point whether the so-called consolidation of the various Masonic bodies in 1867 was really an authoeized consolidation of those bodies. Although the men who went to Boston only 20 years ago to attend that meeting were then not very young, there are yet some of them alive. There are also others who were then entitled to represent some of the Masonic bodies claimed to haye been then represented who did not go. ' On the part of the defendants, or those who claim that there was a lawful consoli dation of these Masonic bodies in 1867, Mr. J. E. Sater. who represented the defendants in the inquiries here, produced Clinton F. Paige, of Binghamton, and Charles G. Mc Clcnachem, of tbis city, and others, who swore that tbe consolidation was all right; that they considered themselves lawfully absolved from tbeir oaths of allegiance to the bodies to which they formerly belonged, and that the Northern Jurisdiction Council is all right and regular. Judge Gorman, on the other hand, pro duced Bobert B. Folger, Hopkins Thomp son and others, and cited a good deal of Masonic law, and preceded to show that the pretended consolidation of Masonic bodies in 1867 was without authobity; that it was by no means the mammoth pro ceeding that it was claimed to be; that come who consented did so under a misapprehen sion, and that several withdrew their con sent and denounced the consolidation as un lawful, and have since joined the body of which Judge Gorman is the head, reviving and continuing the old Hays council. By stipulation the evidence taken here in the Hcrshiser.case is also to be used in a similar case pending in the same court, wherein tbe plaintiff is Perley B. Davis, a minister of the gospel who is a member of Madison .Lodge So. I'll, who was threatened with expulsion because he belonged to a Cerneau Scottish Bite body. The position assumed by the Grand Lodge of Ohio is not countenanced by the action of the grand lodges of other States. The Grand Lodge of tbis State does not meddle with Scottish Bite Masonry. EESCUING WRECKED SEAMEN. One Bnrk Takes a Score of Waifs From. Different Vessels. Lewes, Del., September 15. The bark Serrideren, from Barbadoes, arrived here to-day after a stormy passage. During the voyage the second mate and steward were lost overboard. On the 11th inst. the bark picked up 12 of the crew of the Norwegian bark Freya 250 miles off Cape Henry. They had been 12 hours in an open boat. On tbe 12th, five men were taken off the water-logged schooner Carrie Hall. On Monday night, in the same vicinity, the Serrideren passed n vessel bottom np. Those on board the bark were unable to dis tinguish the name of the wrecked vessel. An abandoned four-maeted schooner was also passed. ?fr7aa?4 -Si-" '03 S.'T -it . AN AMEBI0M C Which Will Compels With Brewery Trust A Block With a Capital of SlOO, 808 Quite a Scheme. Milwaukee. Wis.. Sentember vmeam&J!&Bsr!rf?x? QgjE, tHgSfalsa CoRKtt&t aoo.SltJ'i 7SSlSSSSiS1Snm'Sm FOE IMMIGKA5TS attempting to corner the beer brewing busi ness of the world," said President Merkle, of the Karl Merkle Malt Company, last evening. Mr. Merkle is here from New York in attendance upon the annual meet ing of the stockholders ot that concern.. His business being deDendent for its prosperity to a greater or less extent upon the pros perity of tbe brewers he naturally takes great interest in the latter. "The brewers of this country cannot afford to permit the English syndicate to drive them out of tbe business they have built up and they must organize for protection," he continued. "The matter has been discussed seriously for some time past, but never until now has any practical step toward forming the organization been taken. The St-Louis brewers have already organized, and will join the National syndicate as soon as their feUow-bjewers throughout the country sig nify their willingness to come in." "Is it the purpose of the syndicate to form a stock company, or do yon intend to sim ply pool issues to protect prices?" "It is the intention to form a gigantic stock company with a capital of 100,000,000 with which virtually to buy up every big brewery in tbe country?" "How do Milwaukee brewers look at the scheme?" "Very favorably, indeed. When the time comes we will have no difficulty with Milwaukee. Our intention is to visit all the great growing centers of the country, in cluding Milwaukee, Chicago, St Louis, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Kansas City.New York and other cities where beer is brewed in appreciable quantities,and get our prom inent brewers into the combine." "How will prices be affected?" "We do not propose to be undersold by anybody, norwill we attempt io crowd any one else out of the market by cutting prices below a living level. I don't thin t prices will be at all affected." ONE FLASH OF LIGHTNING Kills Two Scholars la Sunday School and Prostrates the Rest. Columbia City, Ind., September 15. While Sunday school services were being held in a small frame church, five miles south of this city, this afternoon, lightning struck the spire and coursed down through the roor, striking and instantly; killing two girls, both aged 17, who were sitting to gether In the center of their class. The other children in the class were badly stun ned, but not seriously injured. The names of the children were Mary Hockemier aud Agnes Freyer. Beyond a small hols in the roof and plaster the church was not in jured. At Hartford City the Christian tent, in which Elder Aspy has been holding meet ings, was entirely demolished, and a panic was caused among the audience attending the services. The large center pole of the tent fell in the midst of the terrified people, and the heavy canvas enveloped them. Above tbe rear of the elements could be heard shrieks from the women and children. Some of the men in the audience crept from beneath the canvas and commenced the work of rescuing. None of the people were seriously hurt, though many'hqd narrow escapes from suffocation. - TO TAKE LILLIAN'S-PLACE. Tnere Is a Misunderstanding; About Aron son's Comic Opera Company, rSrlCUL TXXZQBAX TO TUX DISPATCS.1 New York, September 15. Mrs. Jessie Hanna Bond, the granddaughter of Judge Samuel Hanna, late Vice President of the Fort Wayne Bailroad, and wife of Hugh McCulloch Bond, son of the late President of the road, has made a stir in theatrical circles by a statement that she has been en gaged to take Lillian Bussell's place in "The Brigands" during the travels of that opera on the road. Mrs. Bond is a tall, slim young woman, who has been a frequent at tendant at the performances at the Casino. Manager Aronson insists that he has never engaged Mrs. Bond to appear in any capacity, and this morning Business Man ager Barton telegraphed to Advance Agent Harry Oskins, at Boston, to officially deny there that Mrs. Bond had any connection whatever with "The Brigands" Company. THEI'EE GLAD HE'S GOING. A Democrat to Leave Washington, to the Delight of His Enemies. rerKCTAL TELIORAU TO THX DISPATCB.I Washington, September 15. Among other Democrats who will pais in their chips to-morrow at the Treasury Depart ment is Mr. James F. Campbell, years ago well known as a printer in Pittsburg, but at the time of his appointment a resident of Johnstown. 'He was put on the rolls origi nally as a laborer, but was promoted to the charge of what is known as the "little print ing office" of the cashroom, where the slips are printed to wrap and label the redeemed currency. It is claimed that Mr. Campbell has been a particularly obnoxious Democrat There is considerable rejoicing among some of Campbell's associates on account of the nearness of his final departure from the scene of his late labors for political reasons, of course. HE IS AN OLD SWINDLER, The Wheeling Circus Agent Has Been There Before Jinny a Time. ISrZCIAL TELEGUAK 10 TUE DISFATCII.l Wheeling, September 15. Harry Lacy, the confidence man who was arrested here yesterday, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses, having worked the city for the past week as the alleged advance agent of Forepaugh's circus, has been identi fied. He is Harry Bertram, who worked a similar game in California some years ago and served a term in jail there. It is learned that he recently and success fully worked Lancaster, Pa. He came from that town to Wheeling. CAUGHT IN THE ACT. A Gang: of Burglars Surprised by O Ulcers In n Distillery. Brownsville, September 15. The dis tillery of Captain M. G. Corliss, at West Brownsville, was broken into last night, and thieves were in the act of emptying the whiskey into jugs to carry off when tbey were surprised by officers. Tom Saulsby was captured, bnt two others escaped. When discovered Saulsby drew a revolver and. fired at the officers, but he dropped the pistol, and the shot entered his own foot. Others will be arrested to-morrow. THE PERFORMANCE WAS GIVEN, Bnt tho Manngernnd six Performers Were Arrested Afterward. Cincinnati, 0 September 15, Mr. James E. Fennessy, manager of Henck's Opera House, and six of his performers in the concert which he gave at that house to night, were arrested after the performance. It will be remembered that it was re ported in these dispatches last pight that Mr. Fennessy, after being refused permis sion by Mayor Mo?by, obtained an order fere with the giving of the concert, r , v-- f t "-.. B"Vi"!--5-i ". iryjoa waBt'BaariiKaosM, Hoses: of" "Help, advertise la TBS BWPATCH-' Porchmers eaa be found fsreveryibfeg offered For Sale la TQK DJ6PATC. THE DISPATCH U the best advertising medium la Western Pennsylvania. Tryk. . . -li ' " - .. THREE CENTS t MOBMONS IN GOTHAM; A Mission of Joe Smith's Followers Sustained in Bew Xork City. X& m jejseen converted w te JUr Faith at their loam. GUIDES EOS I0UKG XiSWOHASIiS. A UodIfteatIgf lie Cbaatoqaa Eyttea AtyttJ oyTSeau ' i The MTormon have a Hiea in New York City, where they lookattet tbe wau-tt of incoming converts from other newitriec, Theyare anU-polygamoasHersww, teglj. They also act as guides to ysaeg Heraosa: who come to the city to "see tbe eljhaat." ISFECXU. TKIOBAK TO THB BteTATeg'.t New Yoke, September 15. Few peeprt know that New York is a sort of teater fee Mormon-misaionariesfnotthattbeysetioBfly' undertake to malte converts here, aJtbMgfc some little effort is put forth in tiis dila tion. The Joe Smith Mormons have. swp sort Of a mission here.with an eMttyWjafaai Kelly, long active in the West, m tfcotr leader. These are known -as the aati-i polygamous Mormons, and dopptweriti. harmony or fraternize with the mis My in Utah. These missionaries come here .for man purposes, the principal' one of which i to meet the great number of incoming sea -verts made by other missionaries abroad; Nearly all of these are landed at Castla Garden, although of late teas few have been finding their way to the West through. the BOrt of Philadelnhia- Thr-r nr not here by the elders and other missionaries efjf f ho nlniMth .!.. a j. . 41. ! 1 T .... UUu,v.u, urn uuo k uixu waste, sub" tnat ttiey are not imposed upon by. the runners who infest Castle Gardes, awi' owerwise provide for them. I rlLOT3 FOB YOUNG XOBMOsYS, . Another kind of work the elders have tq do in New York is to pilot about the city the young men who are jnst starting ontotf their mission work. These come here to gether in considerable numbers sad are shown the sights of the city, iaeladlny especially the museums, parks, libraries -and buildings of interest This is consid ered a part of the training for their work. It is perhaps not generally known that each Mormon young man is expected to give two years of work to the church.' This enort is devoted to whatever branch of the worklthe young men are best fitted to per form. Some may preach; in fact, nearly all of tbem are likelv to be called train ta do this. Others do work in different fields ' of labor, inst as their talents rut fit ihm: But every young man grows up with tha'5! Auunicue tjiAb ut? ujusb give1 iiiis xaaca 04 his time to the church, and makes hn ar. rangements accordingly, Just as he expects" to marry or as theyoungman of continental countries expects to give a certain portion of bis time to service in the army, AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM". The Mormons have adoDted a modifies tinu of the Chautauqua system, and have given it a wide use in Utah, Idaho and the other Territories where they have a cowidrabI number of followers. It is a sort of aaweal improvement society, which, has bowjbojes than, 30,(XXK members. Itha a- maatasins devoted entirely to its own purpose,, a pub lication within the limits of ihe church.. Its work seems to be Tery well done, and some of the most zealous Mormons encased in it speak most encouragingly pf its influ ence. These same men say that tbe foreigners who come to tbem as converts very" scon become part and parcel of their system, both as to eitizenship and religion. They eive np the languages of their youth, and lose those peculiar national characteristics which find.preservation in the larger cities. Every assistance is afforded the immigrant, with the result that he Is not thrown out in the cold, unfeeling way which' is an apparent necessity in the world outside. SOMETHING OP A SENSATION. A Prominent Texan Missing With a Lot of Other People's Money. Texaekana, Aek., September 15. Jl Weiss, who has for ten years been a resi- ' Want n A a a Mn.in i.n.lin. 4t ... .. I. 1 .. keeper, pawnbroker and jeweler, and lately President of the Texarkana Savings" Bank, but more recently an advertised lum ber'dealer and a large stockholder in the H. S. Matthews Lnmber Company, the largest concern of the State, has decamped, v going no one knows where, and carrying with him, it is alleged, funds of other par ties, estimated all the way from $30,000 to 550,000. Mr. Weiss was not looked upon as a man of means himself, but being of fine address and an excellent account ant and of exceptionally good habits, was readily trusted by those with whom he came in contact. His marriage in the wealthy and influen tial Blum family, of Galveston, several months ago, served greatly to strengthen public confidence in him, and the announce ment that he has skipped, a defaulter, falls with consequently greater weight. POISONED WITH ICE CREAH. All the Guests at a Military Ball Taken Sud denlr Sick. isricuti TXLxaiuu to tub Disr-ATcn.i Biemtngham, Ala., September IB.- At Anniston Friday night the Woodstock: Guards gave a grand military ball, at which about 200 invited guests were present. About midnight ice cream, cakes and fruit were served, and all partook of the re freshments. The ice cream had been pois oned by the metal vessel in which It was prepared, and in an hour after the,' lunch was served every doctor in the town was " busy pumping at the sick. Many of the ladies and gentlemen who aft some of the ice cream became violently 111, and it was only after considerable hard work that the physicians' pronounced them nut or danger. The sudden illness of all the guests at the ball, and tbe news that they had been poisoned created a panic in the town, and it was several hours before tbe excitement subsided. WASN'T LOOKING FOR BEAK. r A Bonier of Bird Surprised br Striking Much Larger Game. rsrxcLii. tiucoilu( to thx sisnTCK.i Boston, September 15. The residents of Islington, a suburb ot Dedham, near tbe Norwood line, are considerably excited over the escape of a large brown bear, which . .... . ..... t is now naunting tne woous aiyt neids, caus ing alarm not only to the people, but to the cattle in the pastures. The brute is a per forming bear, and was exhibited by an Italian, from whom he escaped Wednesday night The Selectmen of Norwood have sent two men in pursuit. They claimed to have killed bears in the far West. A local gunner who was after birds ran across the bear in the woods to-day, and was given av scare which he will not soon forget He was . not expectine to sea snih fc; ..,.-..j. Jjaade a break for the Tillage. """" .f.