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'PATCH. Frompt returns assured. WANTS nro Rlwnys promptly responded to when advertised In TDK DISPATCH. Ken I Estnte can bo sold through adrcr tUcmentin THE DISPATCH. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR. SPLENDID PROPHECY Mr. Carnegie Predicts Pros perity in Iron and Steel and Promises BETTER WAGES FOR LABOR. Bis Plans For the Pan-American Commission's Local Visit. THE CITI'S $500,000 LIBEASI 0. Z. Ho Is ns Deslrons ns Ever of Having Pitts burg Accept His Grand Gift He Would Alio Become the Local Patron Saint of Mnslc His Prediction! of Industrial Prosperity Very Slaniflcnnt Braddoclt and Homestead to Profit by It la Wnccs Ships to South America to Give Us Auother Canada Far a market He Has Not Bought the Valley Kond His Impressions of Blaine The PInmed Knight's Health and Homo Life A Many-SIded Interview. Mr. Andrew Carnesrie, at Cresson, just after ten days at Bar Harbor with Hon. James G. Blame, says ships to South America are the one prime object to be aimed at by the Tan-American Congress, to which he is a Commissioner. This alone will displace Groat Britain in the South. Better than all, lor the Pittsburg region, he predicts an era of prosperity for iron and steel industries, with consequent better wages for his army of employes at Braddock and Homestead. He has not bought con trol of the Valley road in Ohio. He is still anxious to present to Pittsburg a half-million-dollar fire-proof library. He would be come the patron saint of music in Pittsburg if the musical leaders would only unite and quit quarreling. He reports Blaine to be in better health than for four years, and compares him in his home life to Gladstone. The interview is full of interest. A few loiterers still linger at the Cresson Mountain House watching the leaves turn brown on the mountain sides under the in fluence of the autumnal sun. The cold rain of yesterday drove them indoors like the last lonely flies clinging to the warm kitchen walls just belore the snow flies. The few pretty girls remaining, in search of beaux wandered about aimlessly or prepared to skip on the morrow, for the house closes on Friday. Among the guests still at the resort are Mr. Audrew Carnegie and his accomplished wife. They arrived at Cresson last Satur day, intending to remain a few days, before visiting Pittsburg. A MANY-SIDED CHAT. A Dispatch reporter found the million- aire fayy n? fn?"T man hugging an open- heartTW fire in the. hotel" 'lotbv that wis quite cheerlul, despite the cold rain, and chatting with Partner Lander and General Ekin, of Louisville. Mr. Carnegie was with the General in the late war, and a strong personal attachment exists between them. Mr. Carnegie was quite willing to talk, as the interview which follows on a variety of subjects of local and national interest dem onstrates. His name has been connected with a number of local railroad deals lately; he recently paid to Blaine a firing visit at Bar Harbor, and not long ago came back from Europe, where, among other things, he examined South Americau industries repre sented at the Paris Exposition as a prepara tion for the meeting of the Pan-American Congress at Washington in October, so that, taking it all together, there were many questions to ask and be answered. HOW IT SHOULD BE DOSE. In the conrse of an interview on the com ing International Congress of the American nations, Mr. Carnegie said: "I see by the papers this morning that the Chamber of Commerce met to make arrange ments to receive the delegates when they visit Pittsburg. I am glad Pittsburg is not to be behind other cities in this respect, and am sure that the committee appointed will do its work well. I shall be glad to co operate with it and give an appropriate re ception. The visitors should be given an opportunity to see one of each of the lead ing specialties, and to do this a speeial train should be so arranged that it can move nbout the city freely. After the conference in Washington is over the delegates will make a tour of the country, traveling bv davlight and easy stages. Of course some of the American representatives will be with them all the time, but it is probable that the delegates from the respective districts of the country will accompany them through these districts." SIMPLE SABLES "WON'T DO. "It has been suggested that a fitting dis play of the various industries be made in the Exposition. What do ypu think of that idea?" "Not having seen the Exposition, I am not able to answer; but I think the time is now too short to prepare exhibits. Tender tne best, indeed. The only way to get an idea of Pittsburg's industries is to see the mills themselves, where the processes of manufacture are carried on." "How do you think Pittsburg is most di rectly interested in this conference?" "The good results accruing from such a congress are quite apparent Its tendency will be to promote trade and open up com munication between North and South America. Pittsburg has a number of prod ucts which should be, and which can be, sold in Southern countries. Large quanti ties of glass, in which Pittsburg is now pre eminent as the glass city, bridge material and other articles of trade, are in the list JA BABE BEPUTATION. "Pittsburg, by the way, has a deserved reputation among visitors as one .of the mos't hderful centers in the world. WhereRr I go I meet people who speak of the city, having visited its mills while at tending some convention or other. Many of the bank presidents who attended the convention of bankers in Pittsburg two years ago told me they never had been so surprised and delighted at any of their meetings elsewhere, and I am sure this visit of the South American representatives will impress them just as favorably." "What do you expect the conference will accomplish, of practical value?" "Well, we have to feel our way; but I hope it will result in laying the foundation upon which the United States will eventually reach the position with her Southern neighbors that she now has with her Northern neighbor, Canada. The United States now has more trouble with Canada than England has, while, with the Southern nations, England's trade is more than four fold, and with some it is ten times as great as ours. We can change this only in one way; we must establish regular steam communication with the principal seaports of each of these countries. With out this, no great interchange of commodi ties is possible. If we succeed in this, the conference will have fully justified its crea tion. Postal facilities, uniform custom regulations, and perhaps an agreement to arbitrate differences should also receive at tention; but all will come after we have se cured regular communication." A PROMISING OUTLOOK. "The Dispatch wants to know, Mr. Carnegie, whether you have bought the Valley road in Ohio, as reported." "No, sir, I have not" "Mr. Carnegie, you always fell the peo ple, upon your return, what you think of the business outlook. Will you give us your views now?" "Certainly, and perhaps some will say, as I heard they did two years ago (also last year), they couldn't believe I would give my secret opinions without reserve. They were mistaken. We are all in the same boat, and nothing is to be gained by with holding the expression of opinion. I thought last fall that the iron and steel business would decline into a deplorable condition. It did so, sure enough; but to day there is every indication of the very reverse. Europe is out of our market almost entirely, and prices are still rising there. Manufacturers are all busy; the world is sow taking the full capacity of European establishments, and Americans have their own market This is the reason the United States have used such enormous quantities of iron and steel this year and that the enormous output of Lake Superior ore is being absorbed. Should this activity continue abroad American establishments willbe busy, and at prices much higher than the present; indeed, it is possible that we may be in for a boom in all miscellaneous forms of iron and steeL" "Do you think there is to be much rail road bnilding next year?" "I think this year has been more of a rail road building year than could have been expected, and therefore that we shall not build many more miles of rail next year than we have done this year. Consequent ly the difference between cost of pig iron and rails will not be very much greater than it is. There is too much rail-making capacity in the country for prices to rise. The great rise will be in Bessein r pig iron. This is how it looks at present' BETTER -WAGES ASSURED. "Then will not your men at Homestead and Braddock get higher wages than be fore?" Tes, of course; that is just what our firms want. The higher our prices, the higher the wages of our men, and vice versa. j Our men and ourselves are now partners in (business, and I am sure the men will never P""1 &e partnership dissolved. It is the uexi step upwaru 4ur lauor. A wisu prices would rise so that every man doubled pres ent wages." "Is your offer to give Pittsburg a free library still open, Mr. Carnegie?" "Always open; never too late for the good old city to accept provided, I have the money left Just see what Mr. Wilson King has done for Allegheny Library. As soon as he saw that a fire-proot receptacle was provided for, he sent the valuable gift of rare books to it; so it will be with others until, as years roll past, Allegheny will have rooms full of treasures. By and by our rich men, possessed of rare pictures wdrks of art, will bequeath them to the Pittsburg Library, if we provide a suitable "t gallery there. Every principal citv should have a noble, fire-proof structure for such treasures. It is so in Europe. Wherever we visit we find a center where is deposited all that is rarest and best, per taining to the district I should like very much, indeed, to spend 500,000 for this purpose for Pittsburg, where I have made my fortune; but it is for the people to move in the matter. Until they appreciate the advantages certain to flow "from such an institution, I am powerless. Allegheny City has risen to the occasion, and I am confident Pittsburg will, sooner or later. HOW HE LOVES MUSIC. "Oh, about that organ for the Allegheny Library: I refer you to Maior Genr-ml James B. Scott He is commander-in-chief and I am under his orders. Large organs are now voted a mistake. Organ recitals are not attractive. I met Mr. Chickeriug and Mr. Damrosch at Bar Harbor last week, and they no stated. A small organ of fine quality, toact as an accompaniment, is best, and this is the decision come to in re gard to our music hall in Xew York. "By the way, I wish Pittsburg musicians could be drawn together in loving bonds and a creditable society organized. I read of their unfortunate dissensions with pain. II they would only combine, I should like to play patron saint to music in Pittsburg for I know of nothing so refining and ele vating in its influence; but one has no heart to do anything for discordant factions." "Did your visit to Mr. Blaine mean anv thing?" ' "No, nothing more than I had a week of solid enjoyment Mr. Blaine is in better health than I have seen him for four years. He drove with us everywhere, and is a very happy and contented man, surrounded by a delightful family. His home life would compare with Mr. Gladstone's; and Mr. Blaine's habits compare with the Grand Old Man's, for he is most abstemious, scarcely ever touches wine, doesn't smoke, and in stinctively seeks the company of the most intellecuni and refined people. The duties of his office suit him. He understands them, and therefore thefr performance stim ulates and improves him. I sometimes wit ness in the columns of newspapers some very unfounded cuts at Mr. Blaine. This is because people do not know that Mr. Blaine is one ot the best specimens of American culture. It would be well if men generally in political life would imi tate Mr. Blaine's manners, speech and habits." On the reported projected new railroad to the lakes Mr. Carnegie declined to talk except to say in emphatic terms that he had not purchased the Valley road, as rumored. EEADI FOE THE EElLViON. The Society of the Army of the Cumberland Ont in Force. Chattanooga, September 17. The members of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland came in to-day by hundreds and there are now 3,000 old soldiers in the city. The reunion exercises will begin to morrow. General Roseorans, General Alger, Gen eral Cist and other leading officials were tendered a reception to-night by the old soldiers of both armies, PLEAS FOR PABDON. A Case That Amused the Board Several Others Considered, bnt No Action Taken Claims of Weak Mind nnd Insanity Pardons Recommended. IEFECIAX. TZXXQBAX TO THZ DISPATCH. J Haebisbdeo, September 17. Among the cases heard by the Board of Pardons to day was one which greatly amused the board. According to a Schuylkill county lawyer, F. W. Bennitsch, of that county, bought a horse from a farmer, and a short time afterward he tendered a promissory note for the animal to the farmer's wife, who accepted it and permitted the horse to be taken sway. The owner became suspicious that the note was worthless and entered suit against Bennitsch for larceny. The de fendant was convicted of horse stealing and sentenced to six years in Schuylkill county jail, nearly four of which he has served. Messrs. Robb and McGary appeared for Rose Hall, of Pittsburg, asking for her pardon principally because of her wrecked mental and physical system. The case of Patrick McGoldrick, convicted of man slaughter, was continued at the request of counsel for the prisoner, through a letter. Similar action was taken in the case of J, J. Gaul and W. S. Kerrt convicted in Clarion county of conspiracy, because their appeal was pend ing in the Supreme Court, the Board of Pardons indicatingthat it would not con sider the application until that tribunal had taken action. In thecaseof Pe'terBaronovski,of Schuyl kill county, to be hanged October 23, but whose friends claim he is insane, the Board refused u recommend the appointment of a commission to inquire into his mental con dition. ' Pardons were recommended in the follow ing cases: Thomas Healey, burglary, Lackawanna; P. W. Bennitsch, horse steal ing, Schuylkill; Thomas Lukens, burglary and larceny, Bucks; Rose Hall, keeping disorderly house, Allegheny. The case of the murderer Jacobs was continued, as was that of Michael Donahue, larceny, Philadel phia. The following cases were refused: Dr. Jesse M Lindser. Blair, malpractice: John B. Martheny, aggravated assault and battery, Somerset; Max Bear, keeping a gambling house, Crawford, and Thomas J. Dunlap, robbery, Clinton. K0 USE FOR THE B0IS. Tho Odd Fellows Uefuae to Reduce the Ago Limit to 18. Columbus, O., September 18. The Sov ereign Grand Lodge resumed its session to day. Most of the time was consumed in disposing of appealed cases. The suggestion to amend the Constitution was taken up in the afternoon. A resolntion offered by Rep resentative Carlin of Illinois, proposing an increase of the basis of representation in the Sovereign Grand Lodge, thus reducing the numbers of delegates and the expense of sessions, was indefinitely postponed. The most important matter considered was the proposition to change the age of eligi bility to membership from 21 to 18, which came up. in the form of a resolution offered by Judge James McGnire, ot California, who made an argument in its favor. Past Grand Sires Saunders and White opposed the proposition, and it was defeated by a vote of 102 for and 60 against it To adopt the amendment a three-lourths vote was re quired. BEST TO THE BEFOEMAT0ET. Tbo Philadelphia Youth Who Beat Wana maker's Store Takes His Medicine. rSFECIAL TELXQ1UM TO THE DISPATCIJ.l Philadelphia, September 17. Judge Pennypatker to-day committed T. Lincoln Plucker, the young man whoso successfully impersonated a young English nobleman in Camden, to the Industrial Reformatory at Huntingdon. The young fellow pleaded guilty to two bills of indictment, charging him with forgery and uttering forged checks. Testimony was heard in but one case, and that was to the effect that on August 14 he had bought a $5 hat at Wana maker's, given a check in payment and re ceived 520 in change. The check, which was signed with his father's name, was afterward discovered to be a forjery. Plucker admitted that he had signed his father's .name to three checks and bis mother's to one. He is now slightly over 21 vears old, and will remain in the reform atory until he is 25. ON THE E00F OF TUB HOTEL. The Refuge Chosen by a Man Who nnd Committed a Murder. Chicago, September 17. At the Leland Hotel, on Michigan avenue, this afternoon James M. Renshaw, an old man formerly a clerk of the hotel, became involved in a quarrel with Edward Mallory, one of the roomers. Renshaw ran to his room and secured a large dirk knife. Returning to the office of the hotel he threatened Mallory with instant death. Mallory continued to talk abusively, and was suddenly attacked by the old man, who stabbed him three, times in the left side near the hetrt and again in the left arm. The blade ot the 'knife penetrated to a depth of about four or five inches at each stab. Mallory leu to the floor in a faint, bleeding prolusely. He cannot recover. Renshaw was arrested on the root ot the hotel. A E0W IN THE CLAN-XA-GAEL. Officers Charged With Using Money to De fend tbo Cronln Suspects. CHICAGO, September 17. Dr. P. H. Cur ran, senior guardian of one of the 12 Clan-na-Gael camps of this city, resigned his position last night because the camp refused to coincide with his suggestion that a reso lution be adopted denouncing General Sec retary Ronavne, for not "having turned over to General Treasurer Tierney the percen tages received from camps throughout the country when the exciting deadlock in the Executive Board began. In a long interview to-night Dr. Cnrran conveys the impression, without making the direct charge, that Mr. Ronavne is using these funds in the defense of the'Cronin sus pects. The funds in question now amount to about 55,000. A BOOM FOE MRS. LOGAN. Old Soldiers Proposo Her for tho Place Vncntedliy Tanner. Baltimore, September 17. The Stand ing Committee of the Logan Invincibles, of Maryland, largely composed of old soldiers, adopted resolutions to-night strongly rec ommending Mrs. General John A. Logan for the office ot Commissioner of Pensions. They say that Mrs. Logan's appointment would be in accord with precedent, and bring to the service of the Goernment one com manding respect and inspiring confidence, against whom no soldier would utter the feeblest protest, but whum all would unite in sustaining. The Grave of a Desperado. Still-wateb, Minn., September 17. The body of the deceased Bob Younger was embalmed this afternoon, and will be for warded to-morrow evening to his old home, a small village known cs Lee's Summit, in Jackson county, Mo., 16 miles from Kansas City. The body of the dead desperado will there be laid by the side of his mother, who has been dead for some years. PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, A EEWARD OF $500 Offered for. the Safe Ketnrn of Former Pittsburg Coal Dealer TO A RETREAT FOR THE INSAHE. William J. Armstrong Escapes From a Hen Jersey Private Asylum. BECOMING TIEED OF HIS ENYIEOSMEST He Kindts Bis Attendant's Ylgllsnce sad ii nowhere to tie Found. William J. Armstrong, a Pittsbuxger, confined jn a private insane asylum in New Jersey, has made his escape from that in stitution and a reward is offered for his re turn. His manner of escape shows great cunning. rSFECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE PISFATCH.1 Philadelphia, September 17. The quiet little town of Mercbantville, N. J., is becoming fruitful of sensations. On the morning following the murder of pretty Annie LeConey, an insane man, whose chief object in life is to kill himself or somebody else, got loose there and has not yet been captured. The people in the vicinity are much alarmed, although Dr. S. Preston Jones, from whose private asylum the man escaped, feels quite sure that he is some dis tance away from Merchantville, and that the residents there need have no fears. On the 12th of June William J. Arm strong was taken to Dr. Jones' private "re treat for the insane" for treatmrnt He was under the impression that his organic constitution was ENTIRELY AT VABIANCE with all the laws of nature, and that the different organs refused to perform the func tions required of them. He sometimes said that his liver was doing what his heart ought to do. Finally his mind got in such a state that he wanted to die or else hire a substitute who would die for him. Armstrong was in the wholesale coal bus iness with his brother Prank in'Pittsburg, and made about $20,000, but his reason for sook him, and he was obliged to retire from business. He soon .became very dangerous, and his brother had him removed to Dr. Jones' retreat He was given a room tem porarily in the female building, and an at tendant slept in 'the same room with him. On Monday night of last week Armstrong concluded that he was tired of his environ ment, and "WANTED TO GET AWAY. While the attendant was asleep he got up and examined the windows of his room. He found that thay were covered with screens, and these were held in place by round-headed screws. Taking a spoon, which was in his room, he quietly drew the screws out, carefully laid the screens down, and then got out on the porch. He took the heavy cord which encircled the waist of his dress ing gown, and fastening one end of it to a drain pipe, lowered himself to the ground by the other end. He leit his hat behind him, and walked off, no one knows where. On the night preceding his escape Arm strong playfully asked Dr. Jones lor some money, and supposing it to be a new whim, the doctor gave him ?2. It is presumed that with this money he bought a railroad ticket and went some distance off. As soon as lu was missed attendants and keepers ran off in all directions and scoured the surround ing country, but the crazy man was no where to be found. A BEWAED FOE HIM. The police of this city, Camden and other places were telegraphed a description of the missing man, but he was not intercepted. In the newspapers of this city and New York advertisements appeared to-day, in which Dr. Jones offered a reward of ?500 for the safe return of the escaped lunatic. A letter was received from a man at Bryn Mawr this afternoon, in which it was stated that a person who is evidently crazy, and who answers the description advertised, is living in a strip ot woods at that place, and has been there for four or five days. Two of Dr. Jones' men went to Bryn Mawr to look for the man, but had not returned at a late hour to-night It is not positively known, however, that he is the man who is wanted. Armstrong is about 5 feet 11 inches in height, and very large boned, although he has been reduced in flesh by his mental worry, lie weighs about 155 pounds, has dark hair, grayish blue . eyes and high cheek bones. His face is clean shaven. His features are of an Irish cast, and he has a verv intelligent looking countenance. He is well educated and a thorough gentleman in his deportment All his relatives are very wealthy, and reside in Pittsburg. Armstrong was visited by his brother Frank about two months ago, and asked to take him home TEE BURSTING OF A DAM Floods Brandywine nnd Damages Property to a Considerable Extent. West Chesteb, Pa., September 17. The breast of the large dam belonging to the Kennebec Ice Company, of Wilming ton, Del., located at Hibernia, above Coates ville, this county, burst this morning, and a tremendous amount of water rushed down the Brandy wine, overflowing the banks and sweeping everything before it. The large, heavy bridge which crosses the Brandywine just below the dam, was swept away, and several frame buildings were carried on the surface of the flood down to Coatesville. Several of the streets of Coatesville were overflowed, many streets within two squares of the Brandywine being four feet deep in water. The people living along the stream were warned by the sound of the rushiug waters, and ran to the high hills which line the stream. So far as heard from no lives have been lost, but the damage done is con siderable. SOUEY.ERi" BIG FIGURES. The New Financial Scheme of tho Northern Pnciflc Road Annonaced. New Yoke, September 17. The official announcement of the details of a new finan cial scheme of the Northern Pacific Rail road Company was made to-day. It pro vides for ablanket mortgage of $160,000,000, of which branch line bonds will require $26,000,000, tributary roads $13,000,000 and terminal betterments, etc., $34,000,000. The most important feature is a provision to pay a cash dividend of 1 per cent on the preferred stock oa January 1, 1890, and quarterly dividends thereatter at the rate ofl per cent per quarter. HEKRILL IS THE HAN. , It li Almost Certain That He Will Head tho Pension Bnrean. Washington, September 17! There were no developments to-day in the matter of appointing a successor to Commissioner Tanner. Major Warner's intention to de cline the offer ' of the position seems to be settled, and he is no longer counted among the possibilities. Colonel George S. Merrill, of Boston, is regarded as the most prominent candidate for the place, and his appointment is looked for with confidence. SEPTEMBER 18, 1889. ' down to business. First Aetna Day's Work of the Clear makers' Convention A Sit of Quaker City Socialism Growth of ' the Union. rSPZCIAX. TZLSQBAlt TO THE DISPATCH. 1 New Yobk, September 17. The dele gates of the Cigarmakers' International Union got down to the practical work be fore them to-day. The day was spent in listening to the President's report, and in discussing a preamble to the constitution prepared by Union No. 100, of Philadelphia. This preamble says that so long as the im plements necessary to the employment of labor are subject to the control of the in dividual, those having no means to employ their own labor must sell the same for wages to the individual to exploit the labor of the masses by taking advantage of their necessi ties. This results in the aecumnlation of wealth in the hands of the few, and com pels the many to eke out their existence by "hard, unrequited toil." Delegate Kirch ner, in championing this preamble, com plained ot the injustice of the present in dustrial system. President Samuel Gompers, of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, who represents Union 144, of New York, earnestly opposed the preamble. James Skallerup, of Union 14, of Chicago, thought that two-thirds of the cigarmakers of the country were of pro gressive ideas, but they are restricted by the narrow construction of the constitution. He thought that the preamble submitted wonldj if adopted, be productive ,o( htr mony in the organization. President Stras ser referred to the preamble as Quaker City socialism. That portion of the preamble advocating a change in the social system was voted down by 112 to 34. In the seventh annual report President Strasser said that there had been a smaller increase in the number of cigars and cheroots manufactured during the past year as compared with the previous year than for several years past Thirty-eight unions have been formed since the last convention, 21 dissolved and 4 suspended, making a net increase of 13. The membership on Septem ber 1, 1889, was over 19,000, ot whom 1,064 were traveling members. There have been 160 strikes, of which 85 were against reduc tions and 34 for an increase of wages. Eighty were successful, 17 compromised, 41 lost, 15 not reported and 7 still in progress. HE LIVED BATHER TOO HIGH. Tho Ex-Secretary of Montana Territory Arrested for Embezzlement. Helena, Mont., September 17. Will iam B. Webb was arrested to-day on a war rant sworn but by United States District Attorney Weed, charging him with embez zling the funds of the United States while acting as Secretary of the Territory. Webb "was appointed Secretary of Montana in 1885, and held office until removed by Presi dent Harrison last April. When his suc cessor was appointed it became apparent that there was a shortage in Webb's ac counts, and Special Agent Moore, of the Treasury Department, was sent out here to investigate the 'matter. Moore's examina tion of Webb's books already shows a de ficit of over $4,000, and is still in grogress. The investigation, however! had advanced far enough to warrant Webb's apprehen sion, and an order for his arrest was re ceived yesterday from United States Attor ney General Miller. It is said the shortage will amount to 85.000 or 6.000. Webb was a high liver while in office, and his pecula tions run back for two or three years. EEP0ETED TO HEADQUARTERS. Steamers Coming From Infected Ports Given Clean Bills of Health. IKFECTAt. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.! New Yoek, September 17. Joseph Fen nell, the passenger on the steamship Hin doo, from Honduras, who it was feared had yellow fever, died in the Swinburne Island hospital this afternoon. Certain common symptoms of yellow fever were absent. An autopsy and a microscopical examination will be made. The Hindoo brought a clean bill of health from Greytown, and the Cacingorm, one of whose firemen, John Wood, died of yellow fever on the Swin burne Island Sunday night, brought a clean bill of health from Curacoa, the place at which, in the opinion of Health Officer William M. Smith, the infection was re ceived. The health officer has reported these cases to the Surgeon General at Washington, principally lor the reason that it is not an uncommon experience to receive clean bills of health from ports which have undoubted cases of yellow fever. IN FAV0E OF LOCAL OPTION. New Jersey Republicans Nomlnntoii Ticket and Adopt a Platform. Tbenton, N. J., September 17. The State Republican Convention assembled hereto-day. Afterareces3 the committees reported and the work of nominating a can didate for Governor was then begun. Pour names were presented Grubb, Kean, Mc Gouan and Halsey. The first ballot re sulted iu no choice, but ou the second ballot Grubb was nominated. The resolutions constituting the platform reaffirm the Republican National platform of 1888 and express confidence in President Harrison. The paper deals almost entirely with interests local to the State. The Aus tralian ballot system is indorsed, and with out saying directly the convention practi cally declared in favor of local option. NO LONGER PRESIDENT. Senator Wnslibarn's Successor In tho Soo Kond Directory Elected. ffrECTAL TELBQIIAM TO TUB PISPATCB. Minneapolis, September 17. A meet ing of the stockholders of the Soo road was held here to-day. Thomas Lowry was olected President, to succeed Senator Washburn. R. B. Langdon was elected Vice President, and M. P. Hawkins Treasurer. The Board .of Direct ors was reduced from 13 to 7, and is now composed of Thomas Lowry, R. B. Lang don, J. S. Pillsbnrv, W. D. Washburn, John Martin, H. E. Fletcher and C. H. Pettit. The reason assigned for a change in the Presidency is the absence of President Washburn in Europe and his engrossing duties in Washington. B00LANGEE STILL THERE. He Issues n Violent Final Manifesto to tho French People. Pabis, September 17. M. Constans, Minister of the Interior, in an electrical ad dress, declares that the real Boulaugists are merely jugglers, trusting in the confusion and disorder ot the elections to fish in the troubled waters. M. Ferry says that re vision of the Constitution means civil war. General Boulanger has issued a violent final manifesto. His lists show 1,800 can didates for 500 arrondissments. They entail numerous ballotings. The Boulangist man ifesto is placarded throughout Paris, the Government seemingly being convinced that removal would only inrrease the pub licity already given the manifesto. . Four Very Good Chinamen. San Feancisco, September 17. tfour Chinamen were killed last night at Lake Chabol. near Oakland, by the explosion of a dynamite cartridge. No particulars known. SHOWERS OF STONES That Are Pnzzling the People of the Little Town of Culpeppen 1 COMING WHENCE NO ONE "KNOWS, They Battle All Over the Cottage of a Ter rified Colored Family. AN ATTEMPT TO S0LYB TBE MISTEEI Ends la a'Psrty of, Skeptics Becoming Convinced tns Story's True. ' A mysterious case of stone throwing is re ported at a cottage on a farm near Cul pepper, Va. It is claimed that stones are thrown at the home of a colored man in broad daylight and no one is able to dis cover who does the throwing. fS FECIAL TELIORAM TO TUB SISFATCH.1 Culpeppeb, Va., September 17. This little town of 1,600 inhabitants is worked up into a great excitement dvermysterious hap penings which have baffled every attempt at explanation. Spiritualism, natural phenomenon and fraud have been alternate ly suggested to account for the s'trtnge things that have taken place, though as yet no one has been able to prove anything ex cept the bare facts of the occurrence. The scene of the mystery is the little cot tage occupied by a colored man named Richard Morton. The cottage is on the farm of J. A. Brooks, about one mile and a half south of this place. Mr. Brooks is Chairman of the Republican Committee of Culpepper county, and was a delegate to the late convention at Norfolk which nominated General William Mahone for Governor. For ten days Morton and his family have been terrorized by intermittent SHOWEBS OF STONES aimed at his house, and-often at members of his family. His wife seems to be the chief object of attack. Where the stones come from, or how pro pelled, seems inexplicable. Hundreds of people have visited the locality, and the discussion of the mystery is the one object of conversation hero on all hands. Those who have investigated the subject are among the most intelligent of this section of the country. The Dispatch correspondent to-day visited Mr. Brooks' farm and talked with nearlr all those who have been non plussed in their endeavor at an explanation. The rolling country of Culpepper contains no lovelier spot than that which is now the center of attraction. A week ago last Sunday the buxom spouse of Morton was sitting on the little porch in the lront of her home, with her baby in her arms, and the half-dozen other offshoots of the family were playing about the sward in front of th'e house. Suddenly a stone was heard to drop on the porch, but whence it came no one knew. It was soon followed by a dozen more COHINO FEOM ALL DIEECTIONS, some appearing to drop from the roof and others coming from the cornfield on one side, the garden on the other, or the wood yard in front of the house. The whole fam ily were stricken with alarm. Morton, be lieving some mischievous person had con trived to annoy ihim. seized a heavy stick and searched about the fields, but without avail. As the shower of missiles continued, the little family 4went in .the house, bolted the doors, barred the "windows, and sat about in a frightened manner. Occasionally a stone would be heard to tap on either the weather boarding pn the porch floor, until dark, when no fotber disturbance was made. Morton lost no time the following morning in working his way to Mr. Brooks' house and telling the experiences of the day be fore. Mr. Brooks laughed at the supersti tion, looking upon the stone throwing as the work ot one of the children. For several days the family of the colored man made complaints of the freaks that possessed this locality, but the story re ceived no attention except from the colored people of the neighborhood, among whom the news flew like wildfire, exciting their imagination to all sorts of fears. The mat ter finally became a nuisance to Mr. Brooks and he determined to settle it, and Friday, putting a large caliber revolver in his pocket he started for the cottage. A PEEACHEB WITNESS. Eev. W. T. Roberts, rector of the Episco pal church at Tappahanuocic, Essex county, formerly rector of St -Stephen's church, this place, was a guest on the Brooks estate. He, together with a dozen others living in Culpepper and the neighborhood, accom panied Mr. Brooks. Among them were L. W. Jenning, Colonel Charles Wagner, George W. Kure, Norman Ashley and T. E. Grimsby. When th'e party reached the cottage, Mr. Brooks announced that any attempt at a practical Joke would have serious conse quences. He sent the entire family of the man occupying the cottage indoors, and said that he proposed to shoot at the spot from which any missile Issued. He stood by the side of the door, tho other spectators standing about. tev. Mr. Roberts was at ms side. air. iirooics laugned atms own proceedings, not expecting that anything would, occur to cause him to shoot. The day was rainy, which caused the spectators to huddle together under shelter. After, waiting a few1 minutes a stone about the size ot a hen's egg was seen com ing from the cornfield just across the road and about 40 rods distant. The loud report of the revolver BANC- OUT INSTANTLY, and a bullet went crashing through the corn stalks to the spot whence issued the missile. Mr. Brooks bad acted exactly as he had threatened. Not only himself, but every member of his party, felt a qniver ot alarm for the result, and hastening to the field, half expected to discover the practical joker in the form of a dead negro, but, after beat ing about in the corn for some distance about the marked spot, could find no trace of the projector of the stone. They returned to their stations, and again the revolver was held in readiness. They were not kept waiting long. Stones began coming from various directions, in front and from each side of the house, one apparently having come over the cottage. Again and again was the revolver discharged at the snots whence came the missiles, but with the same results as that following the first dis charge. Rev. Mr. Roberts was particularly active in endeavoring to solve the enigma, being one of the party to search the fields upon the discharge "of the revolver. The only result however, was a complete mystifica tion. Mr. Brooks, when speaking of the matter to-day, said: COMPLETELY MYSTIFIED. I am fieo to admit that I am mystified re garding the causo of the throwing of these stones. Ot the fact there cannot be the least doubt and I think the method I have taken In my endeavor to arrive at the truth of tho mat ter was just about ps effective as could have been adopted. Of the people who have com mented on the phenomenon I have not seen one who has not been here who could not readily explain Its cause. They langh at it, as I did, and say the stones are throw by the boys here. It Is those who come and see for them selves who have no explanation to offer. On several occasions when people have come here there has been no stono throwing. J mice Grimsby came out from Culpepper .1 few days ago, when there was no repetition of this mjs tery.and. he said he didn't believe any cause was behind the mystery except some boy of the neighborhood..,' Sot my part I would welcome an explanation mitjamf wnti Bear a, S Help, advertise la THE t-f - &V of these matters. One thing seems evident to jne, and that is that there is Intelligence behind this work. The atones have been thrown Into tho open windows ot the house, bnt they have never; been aimed at the glass when the sash was down. I have not known the stones to strike the house as far np as the eaves. NO P0BC2 TO THEM. There is one other peculiarity of the throw ing. I have noticed in every case that although they may have come from a very considerable distance, they do not strike an object with any force to apeak of. They fall upon the floor of the porch or tap the weather-boarding of the noose very lightly, as If only thrown with enough fores to reach the object, or merely dropped upon the floor. The stones have never been, known to be thrown after dark. They have generally been noticed, to come more thickly after a shower, and are apt to be thrown very thickly for a time, after which there is a lull, and again the shower of stones retnrns. "I am not aDle to solve the mystery," said Colonel C. H. Wager, of this town, speak ing of the matter. "I can't go back on the report ot such men as Brooks and Roberts. I know them well, and tbey are thoroughly reliable witnesses." HE DOES NOT KNOW. Witness Woodruff Suddenly Develops a. Very Poor Memory While on the Stand Bnt little- Progress- Made la the Ires Trial. New Yobk, September 17. In the" Ives trial to-day Witness Woodruff again took the stand. Between the heat of the court room and the fiery ordeal of a cross-examination, Woodruff suffered much. The per spiration ran down his forehead and face in streams, and his immaculate shirt bosom and collaV became wilted during the legal tilt Woodruff tried to look cool and uncon cerned, but his efforts were fntile. To-day Woodruff Yell back many times on the "I don't know" principle, but counsel followed him up unrelentingly. Woodruff did not know who had the books and seal. He conld not say whether Ives or he had them, nor conld he tell which way they went to Stayners house, or how long it took them to get there. In fact at this stage of the cross-examination the witness lapsed into a complete know-no thing.so to speak. As to their return irom Brooklyn, his mind, he averred, was a complete blank. Lawyer Brooke then asked Woodruff about his statement in the suit of Albert Netter against Ives and Staynor. But to each question the witness replied, "I don't know." Then the record of Woodruff's state ments were read. The Ives counsel asked: "Did you make both of these statements?" "I did." ''And when you made them yon knew that yon were committing willful perjury?" Quickly the answer came, "I, did." Then Lawyer Brooke spent a full half hour in reading papers on the Meyer agree ment, and cross-examined the witness about his affidavit in Jnlv, 1889, relating the cir cumstances of the alleged forgery. A MEASURE OF RETEENCHMENT. Pension Bnrean Cutting Down Expense, While Tanner Talks for Foraker. rsricur. tiligram to tm dispatch.! Washington, September 17. The Sec retary of the Interior has already justified the belief that a less liberal pension policy is contemplated. Acting Commis sioner Smith has already reversed two of Mr. Tanner's orders: One was that of the retiring Commissioner directing all local examining boards, upon application of pensioners receiving a less rate than $4 a month, to examine them for re rating. He held that a man who was not pensionable at the rate of $4 a month was not entitled to a pension at all. His purpose was to-raise the pensioners receiv ing SI, 82 or 83 a month to the. S4 class. There are 34,000 pensioners drawing less than 84 a month. The legless Corporal has already been called upon by the Republican State Com mittee of Ohio to make campaign speeches for Governor Foraker. Mr. Tanner has not yet replied, but be. will probably accept the call. It was Governor Foraker s advice, largely, which induced the Corporal to resign and not to insist upon being kicked out, and the retiring Commissioner thinks the world of Foraker. LB CARON TO BE THERE. A Rnmor That He Will Testify In the Cronln Trial. Chicago, September 17. A mail carrier in the postoffice is said to be responsible for a story to the effect that Le Caron, the British spy, who testified in the Parnell case, is once more in Chicago. The tale as published is that while O'Brien was assort ing his mail a man came to the window and asked the address of a certain Englishman who used to be connected with the Western British-American Association. O'Brien had a friend standing there at the time, and he at once declared: "Why, that's Le Caron." Ho claimed to know the spy very well, and at once, rushed ont to greet the man supposed to be Le Caron. When he got into the corridor, however, the fellow had disappeared. O'Brien's friend said he could not be mis taken, and that he would take an oath that the man was Le Caron. There has been some talk of the spy's giving testimony in the Cronin case, and this story told by Mail Carrier O'Brien gives some color to the rumor that Le Caron will appear on the stand. O'Brien's statement, however, could not be confirmed. 0EANGES AND BANANAS PEEE. A Shipwrecked Vessel Affords a Feast for Hundreds of Vagrants. Baldwins, L. I., September 17. The British cteamer Vertumnus, Captain Thomp son, of the New York and Jamaica Steam ship Line, ran ashore about 7:30 last night in a dense fog opposite the life sav ing station at Point Lookout, Long Beach. She had a cargo chiefly of bananas and oranges and four passengers, Mr. J. H. Sheldon, owner of the cargo, his wife and two children. Most of the cargo was thrown overboard and the batches sealed up. The passengers were taken safely ashore in a lifeboat The crew ot its remained on board the steamer all night and were taken off this morning. Hundreds of men went from the main land to the beach in boats to-day and gathered up the barrels of oranges and bunches of banannas with which the beach was strewn. PEET AND PERSONAL, Civil Service Commissioner Lyman Asked n Conplo of Questions. I8TKCIAL TILKOllAM TO THS MSPATCH.l Washington, September 17. The Post asks Civil Service Commissioner Ly man to tell why it is that the strictest rules that he could frame have beenapplied to the selection of clerks in the various departments, while the clerks employed by the commission itself were selected without examination. The Post asks Mr. Lyman if he did not also promote his brother-in-law, one Camp bell, from a $1,000 to a $1,200 place without requiring him to pass a civil service ex amination. r . m Tho First Appointee From Alaska. Washington. September 17. Miss Sal lie L. Bull, of Alaska, was to-day ap pointed a copyist in the Interior Depart ment on certification from the Civil Service Commission. Miss Bull is the first person ever appointee, to tne department service from Alaska. BKPATCH. PnrebV-iera can bo ftnJ.fir.enmMaf i offered Fr Sate hi THE BiSPATC. THE DISPATCH l the fees advertbta medians la Western Pennsylvanta. Try hi THREE CENTS1 BUTLER" FOB TANNER! Benjamin Comes Ont Strongly m the Ei-Comsifeeioser. tie mugwump nm,i fortei lie ProoMoat te wrMrsi tmfc ;,t. Ai 5E5SI0S3 Ml ALLH last Agrees WK Hi , 4 Jn a speech at a cavalry rewiea ia Bos ton, last evening. Geaenl BeaiawB V: Butler wanaly supported ex-CoBsai8c 01 .Tensions Tanner, and vigereBsly, de nounced those who had him rasaeved. Ha blames the mugwump press for &e aei which he desounced, ISrrCIAL XKXGXAX TO) THZ BWAfSS.! ' Boston, September 18. General Beaje. min.Jj'. ifutler defended Corporal TaBaeri-a"1 a racy speech at tho reunion of tfce First 1 Maine Cavalry,, in this city, to-night. Hal said: Though all the HassacJrasctt sata. ww not volunteers In the war, I, ohMa mens tor myself as one of tseaa lj going to the war. Fom the yetx--mt,j when I shouldered ray mnrtrf In fhn Trunmir chusetts militia, I hart bees preparfe te fee, sell iaraaABugniDe,asouier. I bad keM ewyl uuuua omce up to mat ot Brigadier Sew when the order came from Wastes that 1 was to go as a, member of tne Massachusetts militia. I dfaonaswt that matter the lint night wHb Mrs. Better. Ghawas very strongly opposed te-mygeiagta " the war; but I had. to say to ray dear wife tkat , there was but one way which Z eeM' escape going to this war, aad. that . X was to throw rayseif T)eef9. a railroad train and low one or beta of : legs. I went under the orders of tAe-CoHnaefl-jj wealth of Massachusetts. I bad ia aH. tMl merit there Is far thn first mdltfo. ia.--3 Good raen'and true, they obeyed tho eaM i their State. , ANOTHEB SOKE OF SOLBI. 'Jj But what shall I say of another body of heat) Ane men I see before me, who WBrenaomail upon whom the country had no right te oaHtj what made them goT What seat job, jay comrades! Of, the officers I may" say nothing. There was prometteB. there were a thousand things. There wad glory, fame not in the true sease ot fasae the common Soldier, which M to hare his name misspelled In the telegraphic dispatch loud laughterj. and yet yea iets home, wives and children, fatten and mothers, at the call of our cosatvy, and assured the world that the people of tMa esan- vrj not oniy coma govern taemoe-lres. Bet they could govern themselves agamst tie. armies of HEKS mk&Zrfae. Wlfe k A PLEAWM He Sptals to atrsss9r SAtiACtl the world whenever it was necessary. Tre--3 mentions aniilanse.1 Here General Butler referred ia ax.Pea sion Commissioner Tanner, and said: H Corporal Tanner was eager and anxloas to d "j his duty. Ha worked diligently wita.t&at ead i in view, although he had no legar tat stand on to do it For what was, ba turned ont of officer At the call of, the mugwump press. (To the reporters.' "Pat that down, sure.") Tremendous applaase.j His desire was simplv to aid his comnAwaml wires and children, and that as fast he c&ttld,' ' aa hjoj are now uring oh ana wouia not watrt it much longer. Pensions which bare beleaoset to them have been kept baek by the trickery of the officials. The cry ws; made against him: "Why, he b refcMsg the Treasury." Good GodT tfcero never would have been any mosey ia the treasury if it had not been for United States -soldiers. Prolonged applause aad taaghter,. amid cries of MThatl sn.nl RnMf MuTWAnt. to see If we will bear tab much laager letJ them try if , 3 ON THE OTHEB FOOT. .r.A That is huw they treat a private. NowJetl me say a wonf about the officers. There bmmS not been a volunteer officer retired oa half pay; Not one. I know whereof I affirm. A lieuten ant, captain, major, colonel of the regular ' army that has been retired because they would give him mora pay than he could earn any where else. Nothing else has been done. Now, comrades, let ns demonstrate that wo are good soldiers ana good citizens as well. The Government must and shall understand tnat we shall cave wnat we sees, which is sim ply honest justice to ourselves, our wives and onr children, and God helping ns, wa will have that because our votes can settle that question when we vote together. Let cs stand together in this matter. Ldonot mean to comment npon the President harshly; for be was placed in a position where he could not do as he pleased, but In bis kind-hearted; ' ness he said to Tanner: ''I will give you, any other office you desire." wnat a condition we nave coma to m this country when an old one-legged soldier is turned out of office for nothing. This vuuiao uuuiu uui. euectuauy uo re- f buicu uy mjo xreaiueni, uui, Bsy. dear comrades. It can be resisted bvi his comrades, who will stand by Mm. I re" member only a lew weeks ago Corporal Tin--ner was at a banquet in this city pven largely" oy soiaiers, ana ne arose ana made a speech. A speech of self-gloriflcation T No. A ' speech with no practical sense in 1? 9 Va TT. a-f.1. fir -m .. Brooklyn man, and I don't know as I onght to -J mieriere wiin your matters in iuassacnosetts, but a member of the Grand Army had died (giving his name) and left a wife in need, and I propose to start a subscription for her re lief." AN HONEST MAN. We all seconded the motion, and he carried to that widow the means of taking care of her for many months. When a man that' carries with him that good feeling, when an honest man, for no man has said that ho was not honest he ought to have the support of every fair-minded citizen. Where are wo going to find a man who has the courage to stand up for the rights of the pensioners? I fear, I say In closing; that the services of the volunteer for his giving up everythlns for his country and laying down his life. If necessary, for her sake, has not been paid for, and we only ask that this country follow the example of older nations who have grown rich, which is to give a pension to every soldier and tho widow of every deceased soldier, and cot let the trickeries of rascals prevent their getting It. Applause. Is there any better use we can put our money to than bv placing It In the hands of the sol diers? Cries of "No." CHANGED HIS PE0GEAMJIB. Gcnernl Scfaofleld Concludes Not lolnvesll goto Major Armes Dlentnl Condition. ISFXCTAI. TKLIOEAK TO THZ DISFATCH.. Washington, September 17. TJp to the hour of midnight last night Major Armes, who seems to be so great a bone of contention in certain army circles, expected that to-day he would be before a board of army surgeons, going through a conrse of ' examination relative to his sanity. He ' went out to his place in the country last ' evening, with everything prepared to put to flight the board, General Schofield, his enemies, and the anonymous 'person who alleged he is insane. He was awakened ' from sleep and handed an order from Gen eral Schofield suspending the former order fn,-i Til -fm?Tnttmr, 'fll, Mid AirxiAa "they found they were getting their fibgen Xa burnt, did they? All right; now it's my turn," and he went to bed again. Major Armes did not connive at the issue of the order of suspension. He invited in quiry into his sanity. It he was crazy he wanted to know it Now, aj the last'itep in the record of his extraordinary persecu tion, he has an order which puts a donbt on his sanitv revoked without the opportunity of showing his sane condition and the animus that put the stigma of insanity- oa him. His business is injured, his peace disturbed, his wife and eight children mada unhappy. In view of these things, he talks of bringing suit for damages against tne uenerai 01 tne army, ana in nts present ha temper mis win prooably be the result of J J. ? ,.... preceeuings oi uenerai Schofield, in his canacitv of astir.? Seer. I i 1. . . ? tr 3 A 1 kujt ui it m. Va