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The Pittsburg Political Leader
is Once More Upon His
Native Heath,
Although General Hastings
Would Make au Excel
lent Executive.
And Very Confident That He Will
be His Own Successor in
the Legislature.
Quite a Number of Prominent Persons
- Gather at the Pier to Meet
the Distinguished Tourist
Mr. C. L. Magee, Senator Butan and the
other members of the party which has been
making the tour of Europe, arrived in New
York last evening after a rough
voyage. In a brief interview, Mr.
Magee made some very significant
allusions to Major Montooth and General
Hastings, with an equally significant silence
concerning Mr. Delamater. Senator But
an's health has improved, and he will be a
candidate for the next Legislature. Chigf
Bigelow was among those who were gathered
to welcome Mr. Magee to his native land.
NewYobk, October 23. C. L. Magce,
Esq., the well-known Pennsylvania polit
ical leader, landed to-day from the City of
Paris, with his wife and sister, after being
two months and a half abroad. In com
.pany with them -were State Senator Butan
and his wife and Mr. George M. von Bonn
horst, ex-Chairman of the Allegheny
County Bepublican Committee.
Senator Butan, who has been seriously ill
abroad is greatly improved by the Carlsbad
waters, and though disinclined to talk poli
tics, he makes no secret of his expectation
lhat he will succeed himself in the Senate
in spite of any combination which may
have been formed in bis absence. The pop
ular young Pittsbure leader whom Senator
Quay has been actively endeavoring to re
tire from politics had quite a delegation of
friends to receive him.
Any Number of Friends.
In addition to his brothers, P. M. and"W.
A. Magee, with their families, there were
Joshua Bhodes, the head of the Pennsylva
nia Tube "Works; E. M. Bigelow, Chief of
the Department of Public "Works; A. P.
Keating, of Zug & Co.; Hon. A. C. Bobert
son, James Smith, of Henry Oliver's big
iron firm, all Pittsburgers; James A. Mc
DeviU, of Lancaster, who Magee wanted to
nominate for State Treasurer in 18SS; Ber
nard Biglin, the well-known New York
politician, and a number of personal friends
at the pier to meet him.
Mr. Magee's hearty appearance bespoke
how well he had enjoyed the trip abroad.
In spite of the rough weather encountered
on the voyage home when asked his position
in Pennsylvania politics, he said:
"Isn't the campaign for State Treasurer
about all over but the voting? I am going
home in time to vote. I assume there is
nothing else left for anyone to do."
Kather n Lending Question.
"What about Governor next year?"
"Well, you know Allegheny county has
& home candidate in Major Montooth. I
haven't been on the ground all summer, and
I don't desire to appear on the scene after
three months' absence with a grip sack full
of opinions. But of course Allegheny
county Bepnblicans will be tor Montooth,
and will have no second choice as long as he
is a candidate."
"What about General Hastings?"
"General Hastings is a big broad-gauge
man. If he is nominated he will be elected,
and he will make as good a Governor of
Pennsylvania as either of us have ever
seen. Hastings would be a strong candi
date." P- "What kind of a candidate would Dela
mater make?"
Mr. Magee meditated a moment, and
then remarked with the air of one who ven
tures an opinion which he has thought over
for several months:
Concerning- Senator Delamater.
"I suppose you don't care to have me say
Bp anything about the Eiffel tower? No? It
v,V a most interesting structure. No one
" erer made anything like it that would work
Except his marked compliment to Hast
ings and his significant change of topic when
Senator Quay's candidate was suggested,
Mr. Magee declined to discuss political
questions further, pleading that he was
three months away from the situation and
must wait until he saw his people at home.
The Cttr of Paris Sleets With Bad Weather
Daring the Trip One More Passen-
ger Aboard Than nt the Start.
NEW Yobk, October 23. The City of
Paris, upon which Mr. Magee and his party
arrived, had a tempestuous passage of 0
days, '6 boar and 22 minutes. Captain
wktkiM bad feme hope of eclipsing the
record of his queenly ship (5 days 19 hours
aud 23 minutes) when he passed Fastnet,
but he had to abandon the hope on Thursday
when he ran into pretty heavy weather. A
regular gale came whooping out oi the
northwest and grew in fury as the day ad
vanced. It equaled on Friday anything in
the way of wind that the veteran commander
ever passed through, and lashed up an
irregular and uncertain sea.
The ship was run at less than half speed
dnring all of Friday afternoon-and evening.
But that did not prevent a giant sea frora
toppling over the&jw, at 6 o'clock, dn
Friday evening., jf .: anybody had been
iu the road .Affe the ' watery monster
he probably'woulK'not have remembered
much about" it"- afterward. Fortu'nately
nearly all -passengers were below at dinner.
The big wave wrenched the wrought iron
starboard anchor davit off and smashing in
a few skylights, roared along the deck 100
feet and iost itself in the ocean.
The Passengers Kept Cool.
There was no excitement among the pas
sengers, as very few of them knew anything
about the invading wave. The ship pro
ceeded at what was a snail's
pace for her for over ten hours,
making only 295' miles for the 24
hours ending at noon on Saturday. But for
this her trip might have come pretty close to
the record. She made excellent time on the
two days ending at noon to-day, logging 504
miles each day. Her best day's run is 515
If she makes 504 milesevery day, which
her Captain hopes she will be able to do
sometime in favorable weather, she may re
duce the trans-Atlantic voyage to five days
and 15 hours. The daily runs of the great
racer were as follows: Friday, 441 miles;
Saturday, 295; Sunday, 465; Monday, 491;
xuesaay, ow; w eanesttay, 50J; to the hook,
77. Total, 2,777.
There was a diminutive passenger on the
ship who was not counted at Queenstown.
Young Mrs. Kate Keenau, an Irish immi
grant, who will go to her husband in this
city to-day, was the mother of the little
one. Just as soon as the
cabin passengers heard of the
arrival of the infant they held a meeting
and had the bat passed around. Tt came
back with 5150 in it This was presented to
Mrs. Keenan, and the little girl was
christened Parisienne, after her birthplace.
Some Exaggerated Reports.
Captain Watkins says the reports pub
lished in Liverpool about a heavy sea board
ing the City of Paris just as she finished
her last trip eastward were much exaggerated.
He declares that only one person was
supposed to have been washed overboard
instead of three. The sea was not an un
usually heavy one. The weather was mild
and the sun was shining brightly. There
was a long swell on and the ship rolled
somewhat At about 10:45 o'clock
on the morning of October 7 the
top of a swelf larger than usual baa
rolled over the lee gunwale of the second
deck, where about 100 steerage passengers
were sitting and lounging. About 20 pas
sengers were wet by the wave. The others
laughed at them, and they rushed for an
open iron door on the after part of the deck.
They became jammed in this door and many
were hurt.
One woman abandoned the little child she
was taking care of and it disappeared. Cap
tain Watkins says the wave did not reach
the top rail, 3) feet from tbe deck,
and be doesn't see how the child
could have been swept overboard
unless between the rails, which are only 6
inches apart. He says the missing woman,
Martine Jensen, disappeared several hours
before the sea came aboard, and is supposed
to have jumped into the sea. Nobody saw
the child washed away. The wave did no
damage to the ship.
Clans Spreckels Wilt Boon, be Ready to
Slake a million Posed a Day The
Trust bare to be Beaten
in the Fight.
Philadelphia, October- 23. Claus
Spreckels intended to begin work at his big
refinery in this city to-day, but owing to the
bad weather and other causes he was pre
vented from doing so. Active operations
will probably begin next week. Mr.
Spreckels is confident that he will win his
great fight agrinst the Sugar Trust.
"I will produce 1,000,000 pounds of sugar
a day at the start, "said Mr. Spreckels, "and
by February 2,000,000 pounds a day will be
turned out. I have decided to double the
plant, and when the new buildings are fin
ished, as they will be before the end of next
year, I will prodnce 4,000,000 pounds a day.
New Orleans will be the next objective
point. A refinery will be built there with
a capacity of 1,000,000 pounds a day, and
when I have doubled my plant here I will
produce 6,000,000 pounds of sugar a day.
The trust produces 8.000,000 pounds
a day, so that when I get fully
started I shall turn out three-fourths of
the entire amount and I shall sell it too.
The sugar market is now in a demoralized
condition. There was a drop yesterday in
the price of refined sugar of one-eighth of a
cent a pound. Erery decline of one
eighth means a decrease in the in
come of the trust of $10,000 a day. I
look for a drop of 1 cent a pound in the
price of sugar in the next 30 days. This
means a decrease of ?80,000 more a day in
the income of the trust."
Mr. Spreckels said that the big drop in
trust certificates can be acconntpH for rnm
the fact that the trust is loaded up with a
lot of high-priced sugar, and, as the market
is in a bad condition, the insiders have been
"sliding out of their certificates."
Porter Not Alone as a Denying Defendant In
the Bander Cases.
Alderman Maneese, whose name is not
altogether unknown in connection with the
East End consniracy cases, was last night,
provided with an attendant in the person of
Constable Murphy. Mr. George Holmes
was willing to provide the Alderman
with all due and necessary attention
in lien of the constable, and was willing to
enter into bond for 55,000, with the indorse
ment of "Mayor McCallin, that his trust
would be faithfully fulfilled; but, on deeper
reflection, concluded that perhaps Constable
Murphy would prefer the duty. The latter
gentleman is now accommodating Alderman
Maneese, as iar as iu his power.
It may be remembered that," during the
famous Bander gang prosecution, beginning
a few months ago, a strong denial was given
by Aldermen Porter, Callen and Maneese
to the charges brought against them
for their alleged connection with the case,
and that later the charges were reiterated
with stronger emphasis, though Alderman
Porter has very recently come to grief
thereunder. It seems the end of the Bander
bnsiness is not yet
Probability of a Speedy Settlement of the
LonliTllle and Kashvllle Trouble.
rsrxciAi. txixgbav to toe dispatch, l
EVANSVILLE, October 23. The strike of
the switchmen of the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad still continues in this city,
but it is likely to come to an end to-morrow
morning, when another formal demand will
be made by the strikers for the advance in
wages. The strikers have been much en
couraged by the action of President Mackey,
of the Mackey system.
A committee waited on the President in
this city and made their demand, and Mr.
Mackey acceded to it without any hestanev.
This, it is thought, will act as a persuader
on the LooiiYiUe and Nashville folks.
The State Department Investigating the
Chnrges Against Onr Representative
at Morocco No Conclusion
Renched, bnt the Hear
ing Will, Continue. x .
Washington", October 23. Secretary
Blaine this morning began hearing the ex
planation or defense of William BeidLewis,
of Philadelphia, United States Consul to
Morocco, in answer to the charges made
against him some days ago by a merchant
of Fez, and the former interpreter of the con"
sulatc Mr. Blaine is taking a deep inter;
est in the matter, pursuing the inquiry per
sonally. He denied himself to callers gen
erally this morning, and at 1 o'clock was
still closeted with Mr. Lewis and others in
terested in the case. :.
When Mr. Lewis left the State Des
partment he told a reporter that
Bamon Azoque, his former inter
preter at Tangiers, had presented his
charges to the Secretary and he (Lewis) had
answered them. They were to the effect that
Azote had signed vouchers for salary that
Mr. Lewis had not paid him. The Consul,
in answer, referred to the records of the
State Department in support of his denial
of the truth of Azoque's charges. Both
Lewis and Azoque were examined at length
by Mr. Walker Blaine, Solicitor of Claims
of the Department of State.
At the close of the inquiry further pro
ceeding were postponed until Monday next,
and in the meantime, Mr-Walker Blaine
will investigate the records of the depart
ment bearing on the case. Mr. Salomans,
attorney for Mr. Benezuli, the Morocco
merchant, who has also preferred charges
against Consul Lewis, was present, but
owing to a misunderstanding his client did
not leave New York yesterday as was ex
pected. He will be in attendance next
The '
Prosecuting Witness Makes Some
Decidedly Carious Admissions.
Minneapolis, October 23. The trial of
Attorney Collom for the forgery of J. T.
Blaisdell's name to notes aggregating
$227,000, was fairly begun to-day. County
Attorney Jamieson opened with a statement
of the State's case. J. T. Blaisdell was the
firs tl witn ess and was on the stand all day.
During the cross-examination Blaisdell said
that he had not indorsed paper to exceed
$15,000 for Collom at any one time. Judge
Wilson handed the witness the alleged
forged note which forms the basis for the
State's, case against Collom. Blaisdell de
nied impressively that he had ever signed
the document
Later in the day Blaisdell, on being
questioned in regard to the same note, said
he had bought up several notes at the Se
curity Bank, and the note in question was
among the number. He said he had given
another note for the fnll amount ot the one
in question, and had taken up six other
notes which he had claimed were forgeries.
These statements were brought out only by
persistent .questioning. The prevailing
opinion to-night is that Blaisdell's evidence
has materially weakened the case ior the
State. His admission as to buying the
notes is regarded as fatal to his case.
mi Edict Ends a Deadlock In a Republican
Senatorial Convention.
Uiica, N. Y., October 23. The Twenty
third Senate District Bepublican Conven
tion held a short session this morning and
another this attemoou. The ballots stood
as at first, each of the three connties casting
six votes for its own candidate. Congress
man Deland had received from Mr. Piatt
a letter which said it had been reported to
him that the prolonged contest was endan
gering the State ticket, and he desired to
express to Mr. Deland, and through him to
his friends in Madison county, that he be
lieved the best interests of the party de
manded the nomination of the candidate
from Herkimer county, and closed by re
spectfully recommending that Mr. Sheard
be nominated.
How influential Mr. Piatt was in the con
vention is best shown by the fact that after
this letter had been shown, the Madison
county delegates went into the convention
at the evening session and on the 781st ballot
voted with Herkimer tor Sheard, who was
declared nominated. There was a great deal
of cheering when the result was announced.
Abducts Two Respectable White Ladles
From Their Kansas Homes.
HIAWATHA, Kan., October 23. Dr.
Wilkins for the past three months has been
traveling through Northern Kansas with an
Indian Medicine Company. Several In
dians travel with him as an advertisement
Yesterday Black Horse, one of the Indians,
and one of the white men belonging to the
company, stole two respectable ladies from
their homes at Horton, bonnd and gagged
them, and carried them to a secret camp in
the woods near South Orton. As soon as the
gags were removed from their mouths they
screamed for help.
A gang of railroad laborers went to their
assistance and overpowered the abductors
and brought them to this city, where they
are now in jail. There is great indignation
here against the two men and some excite
ment over the affair. Talk of lynching,
however, is confined to only a few of the
most indignant
An Alleged Detective Woos n. Widow and
Secures Her Cash.
Louisville, October 23. F. M. Hoyt, a
fine-looking middle-aged stranger, was ar
rested this afternoon charged with obtaining
money by false pretenses. The warrant was
sworn out by Mrs. Julia Hunt, a widow,
from Defumak, Fia.
He went there two months ago and repre
senting himself to be a detective and by
promising to marry her, he cot possession of
her entire estate, which he sold and came to
Louisville. He also secured $815 in cash
from her.
He Slaughters an Enemy in the Old-Fash,
loned Sling Style.
Kansas Citt, October 23. James Pope,
a horseman, was attacked last Monday
night by Balph Bay, a vagrant, and severe
ly injured with a sling shot Pope had a
woman, a friend of Bay's, arrested for dis
orderly conduct, and Bay assaulted him out
of revenge.
Pope's injuries resulted fatally to-night
Bay is in Jail, awaiting the finding of the
The Threatened Strike of the Progressive
Union Dllners Inaugurated.
COLtjmbus, October 23. Between 600
and 700 miners employed in the four mines
of the Columbus and Hocking Coal and
Iron Company, in the Hocking Valley,
have struck. They are Progressive Union
men. Between 800 and 400 Knights of La
bor men remain at work.
The union men refuse to work unless their
organisation is recognized on the committee
and the check-off for mine expenses granted,
as before May 1.
Ready to Fjre a Lot of Hot Shot at
Noble and the -President,
How He, Bneceeded in ..Outwitting the
Secretary of the Interior,
The White House j Eld rEti and Useless Office
Holders 'Jteinp Fired,
If Tanner 1s nptfgfven an.office and there
by silenceH,h"e is liable to "break out again.
He got iahead'of Secretary Noble very
cleverly by stealing that gentleman's
thunder. The f White House is nearly
cleared of rats. There are still some useless
officeholders, and Windom is getting rid of
Washington, October 23. Dan Bans
dell, Marshal of the District of Columbia,
is under suspicion. It seems that Secretary
Noble had made his arrangements to print
the report of the Investigating Commission
of the Pension Bureau irregularities on
Tuesday morning last With his
comments interlined. He advised
the President of bis intention.
It is said that from the White House Eans
dell learned of Noble's intention, and soon
after his warm friend Tanner also became
possessed of the knowledge. This was on
Friday. Tanner at once began preparing
his statement, so as to get it out on Sunday
night, anticipating Noble's effort one day.
Whether or not Bansdell tipped Tanner is
not known, but it is understood that he is
suspected of so doing.
Then General Baum was appointed on
Tuesday, and Noble was getting ready to
give Tanner a broad-shot in reply to his
statement. The President, hearing of this,
sent for Noble and told him that the fight
had got to be 'stopped, a. new. Commissioner
had been appointed and the. President
thought that now was as good a time to end
the controversy as any, and so, by his direc
tion, Noble muzzled himself. Tanner had
an additional fusilade ready for later in the
week. It was actually given out for publi
cation, but before it was all put in type he
recalled it Then an explanation was
sought from -Tanner.
It seems that the administration had re
quested Mr. Tom C. Piatt to have Tanner
quieted. Tanner seems to be loaded with
ammunition and ready to discharge it It
is believed that the White House would be
in range with some of Tanner's guns. For
this reason Piatt was called on. Piatt then,
through the Secretary of the Navy, succeed
ed in getting a muzzle on Tanner. Tanner
thinks he is likely to get another place.
Otherwise he is not the kind of man to be
muzzled. However, if he is not provided
with a desirable place under the administra
tion another explosion from the battery on
Georgetown Heights is probable.
It is understood that two Pension Office
employes, whose pensions were re-rated,
have been officially requested to refund to
the Government the extra money paid to
them on account o such re-ratine-.
The law gives them 60 days in which to
reply to the notification of the Government,
and it is not known what action theywili
Sixty of Them Die the Death That Ferrets
Carry in Two Weeks Modern
Improvements Brought All
These Rodents.
Washington, October 23. The White
House is now about clear of rats. Two
weeks ago no old barn was ever more in
fested with rats than tho home of the Presi
dent of the United States. During the
night the gnawing of the rats in their efforts
to make new openings and their races be
tween the walls and under floors made sleep
well nigh impossible.
"There is not a rat in the upper portion of
the house now," said Frank Hosmer, who
has been employed to clear the White House
of the pests. "I suppose we have killed 60
of them, though that does not represent the
number that were here when the work be
gan. Most of the rats have been driven out
of the house into the garden by the ferrets
and have burrowed in every direction to
find hiding places."
This afternoon Hosmer was watching a
ferret as it went down one hole after another
that the rats had made. It occasionally
chased out a rat that was soon dispatched by
the long haired terrier that was keeping
guard on the outside. The work has gone
on so long now that the catches are ftv
and a chase ot several nours does not reward
the workers with more than one or two rats.
The ferrets would themselves kill their prey,
but they are prevented as far as possible.
When they have once sucked the rats blood
they are of little use for three or four hours,
as, during that time, they lie dormant
wherever they happen to have had their
feast, whether in a rat hole or in the open
Their active chase has, however, the in
centive of a feast of rat's blood to urge them
on. They are not fed until their day's work
is done. 'They are trained, and have a scent
equal to that of any hunting dog. They
will maneuver about the tunnelings of the
rats without a moment of rest for five or six
hours, but at the end of that time their
work forthtday is done and they goon
strike. No coaxing or any art known to
man can urge a ferret to continue on the
warpath after rats or anything else when it
has become tired.
"The chief part of our work just now,"
said Hosmer, "is in clearing the garden of
the pests and in stopping up every possible
hole for them to get back into the house
should any not be killed. The rat holes are
well saturated with tar and a poisonous mix
ture that will make their feet sore should
they ever attempt to pass through them,
and it is safe to say that Mr. Bat will make
himself scarce for a long time to come."
The chief means that cave aided the rats
in their maneuvers about the White House
have been the ducts laid for supplying fresh
air and also for water and gas pipes. By
these means they could travel wherever
they pleased, but now theirroaming grounds
have been well stopped up.
Mrs. Harrison was to-day looking at one
of the ferrets, when it brought its teeth to
gether through the finger of its owner, who
was showing it Both stewards and cooks
of the White House are now relieved that
no longer chickens are fonnd dead, and eat
ables dragged front the table while being
The White House has been a sheltering
place for rats ever since any one connected
with it can remember. The last rat fight
there took place during the last part of Gen
eral Grant's administration, when ferrets
were used as at present The pests gradual
ly crept back, and were somewhat annoying
during the Cleveland regime.
The Cause oi a General Freight Blockade
on Mexican Roads.
rsrsctAL teleobaji to tbb dispatch, i
Washington, October 23. A private
letter, dated October" '18, from 'a Mexican
railroad officer to friends in this city, com
plains of the way his road is suffering from
the neglect of the Customs Inspector ap
pointed to attend to the assaying at Eagle
Pass under Secretary Windom's silver-lead-ore
circular of July last Inquiry at the
Treasury Department shows that the man
was appointed on the 8th of October, and
was expected to go to work at once. At the
customs division the inquirer was referred
to the appointment division for further par-
to belong within the jurisdiction of
the special agent's division; at the special
agent's division it was said to be the busi
ness oi the Collector at,Eagle Pass to call
the negligent officer to account and compel
him to attend to his dnty, but that notice
could not be taken by the department of any
complaint that did not come in the shape of
a statement from the Collector.
Meanwhile, according to the letter above
mentioned, the ore cars are side-tracked by
the dozen, it being impossible to unload
them or send them on further under the new
regulations. The effect it Is predicted, will
be to blockade commerce between the two
countries for some time to come.
Inspectors Who Get S250 Per Day Likely to
Iiose Their Jobs.
Washington, October 23. Look out for
a howling among the faithful when Secre
tary Windom's policy regarding the inspec
torships of foreign vessels comes to be gen
erally known. In most of the ports where
these officers are stationed with the neat
salary of $2,000 a year, they have little to do
beside drawing their pay and attending
political meetings. It takes about a day
for an inspector to overhaul a vessel, and
there were just eight foreign vessels which
availed themselves of their privileges last
year in Philadelphia making thepayof
the foreign inspector there, for the period
of actual service, just $250 a day.
It has been a burden on the consciences of
several successive secretaries to have such
sinecures under them, and Mr. Windom has
resolved to wind up the whole system by de
grees. He has just cut off tne foreign in
spectors at Philadelphia, New Orleans and
San Francisco, and others will follow as op
portunity offers.
Estimates on the Chances of the Various
Candidates for Speaker.
Washington, October 23. Some of Joe
Cannon's friends were figuring on the Speak J
ership to-day and succeeded in bringing
their candidate to a position next to Beed,
farbut still behind him. Theirestimatesare:
Beed, 72; Cannon, 45; McKinley, 23; Bur
rows, 20, and General Henderson, the Iowa
delegation. The only trouble with the fig
ures are that tbey include at least CO Con
gressmen whose position on the Speakership
is not known even to themselves, as they
will not decide till they come on the ground
and can study the situation at short range.
Cannon's friends claim, with good show of
reason, tnat ne nas worsea nis cause up
better than any other candidate and that he
has, therefore, the promise of a larger fol
lowing at the outset than any other, except
An Aged Negro Imprisoned for a Crime
Committed by His Son-In-Lavr A
Plot to Get Possession of a
Farm Frustrated.
Columbia, S. C, October 23. One of
the most diabolical cases of conspiracy
against an old negro by "his children has
just been brought to light by investigation
instituted by Governor Bichardson. In
March of this year, John Addison, a negro
70 years old, was tried and convicted, in
Barnwell county, of arson. The punish
ment fixed by law for this crime ranges
from ten years at hard labor to death. Ad
dison was sentenced to ten years in the
penitentiary. The prosecutor in the case
was nis son-in-law, Emanuel Green, and
the only other witness against the old man
was his daughter. Green's cornhouse had
been burned, and he and his wife testified
that tbey saw Addison commit the act. He
wasconvicted by a jury of his own people.
Since the trial some white men have in
terested themselves in Addison's behalf.
The matter was brought to the Governor's
attention, and he caused investigations to be
maae and the following facts brought to
light: Addison had purchased from Green
thirty acres f land and bad paid him in
full. Green refused to give him any receipt
for the money or title for the land, and had
the old man ejected therefrom. Addison
brought a suit, and while it was pending he
was arrested on the charge of arson.
It is Bhown that Green moved the corn
out of his barn and declared that he would
get even with the old man. He set the
building on fire himself, and threatened to
cut his wife's throat it she did not join him
in swearing away the life of her father. He
knew that, whether Addison was sentenced
to be hanged or to ten years' imprisonment,
he wonld not live to get possession of his
land. The Governor pardoned Addison to
day. He has served seven months.
Meet and Resolve That Bnsiness la
la a
Satisfactory Condition.
Philadelphia, October 23. A meet
ing was held here to-day of representatives
of a number of bar iron manufacturing
establishments of Philadelphia and vicini
ty to consult concerning the condition of
the trade. A general exchange of opinion
was had, the sentiment being that the busi
ness was in good condition. All stated that
the demand for iron was good, and that their
best quotation now for bars in carload lots at
Philadelphia was 1.9 cents per pound, base,
net cash.
The meeting adjourned to meet in two
weeks. No combination was formed, the
object of the meeting being only an inter
change of views, the ascertainment of the
condition of the trade and the prices quoted
by it
A Plan Adopted for tho Combination et tfae
Missionary Organizations.
Chicago, October 23. The convention
proper of Western Unitarians opened to-day
with 250 people present, including a num
ber 6f ladles. Only 31 out of 94 churches
were represented and it was decided to dis
claim any intention of binding any except
those having delegates in attendance.
The chiet work of the day was the adop
tion of a committee report outlining a plan
for uniting the various Unitarian mission
ary organizations.
An Alabama Grand Jury Finds Some Cnnse
for Congratulation.
Mohtgomeet, Ala., October 23. The
grand jury of Montgomery county, In its re
port to-day, says:
, It may be worthy of note as indicating un
jmistakably the relations ot amity existing be
Itween the races here, that no serious act of
violence has been reported to this grand jury,
(committed by a white person against a colored
person or vice- versa, and that in nearly every
Instance complaints of assault and battery ana
assault with Intent to kill were made by
colored persons against those ot their, own
Great Interest Manifested in the Trial
That Will Open To-Day.
An Outline of tho Testimony to be Pre
sented by the State,
Judge IJoDffececier Has Bten Hard at Work Upon His
Opening" Address.
The trial of the Croniu suspects begins at
Chicago to-day. Attorney Longenecker
will open the case for the State, and the
medical experts and the murdered man's
brother will be the first witnesses. Ata
later period some sensational evidence is
Chicago, October 23. There is but little
sleep in at least five cells of the Cook
County Jail to-night, and each of the quin
tet of prisoners charged with complicity
in the murder of Dr. Cronin has been pac
ing to and fro with restless eagerness or -apprehension.
The long-expected trial is
scheduled to begin to-day, and the interest
in the expected developments is at fever
The State has much startling evidence
against the accused. There is one witness
who will swear that from 8 o'clock in the
evening until the time the wagon which
hauled away the body was driven up to the
Carlson cottage, Patrick O'Sulliyan patroled
the street in front of the place, guarding the
actual murderers from surprise or interfer
ence. It will also be shown by direct testi
mony that Dan Coughlin was a frequent
visitor at the Carlson cottage during the
time it was occupied by Burke and Cooney.
This will be proven by the testimony of a
resident of the neighborhood, a plumber,
who saw Kunze and Coughlin frequently
This same man also saw Coughlia and
Kunze drive up to the Carlson cottage soma
time before Dr. Cronin's arrival. He and
another witness will testify that on Friday
nigbt, the day before the murder, Coughlin
and Kunze were together in a Lake View
saloon,and that Coughlin gave Kunze 'a sum
ot money and instructed him what to do the
next night By other witnesses it will be
shown conclusively that Coughlin, Burke,
Cooney and a man whose identity has not
been ascertained were in the cottage when
Dr. Cronin was brought there, and that they
did not leave until midnight
O'Sullivan remained on. watch near the
cottage until after the trunk had been, taken
away. The wagon containing the trunk
was in charge of Burke, Cooney and the
stranger. Coughlin was the first to leave
the cottage. AIL these facts will be sub
stantiated by persons who, live near the
uarison cottage ana neara part pi Dr.
Cronin's death struggle. Kunze'sconuec
tion with the affair was discovered by acci
dent. A detective was Tnet about a week
after the finding of tfae body by a Clan-Na-Gael
man, who said he knew the man who
drove Coughlin to the cottage on the night
of the murder.
"He is a little German, and is known as
the 'dudei! He was once arrested for an
assault, oiiia Italian .irl," .said, tha. In
The names of the two other witnesses who
saw Coughlin and Kunze together were
given by the same man, and the three will
testify at the trial. The case against Beggs
has been strengthened the. last few days bv
the confession of one of the members of the
secret committee, who has given the names
of bis fellow committeemen.
But if testimony in regard to the entrance
of Dr. Cronin to the cottage will be sensa
tional, no less so, will be that regarding the
actual perpetrators ot tne crime. ..Evidence
will be produced by Longenecker to show
that four men took part in the murder of
Dr. uromn in tne cottage, xnese lour men
were Coughlin, Cooney, Burke and a man
who has not yet been either arrested or in
dicted in the case. The name of. the fourth
man has not yet been revealed, but it is
known he is not a Chicagoan.
All day long Messrs. Longenecker, Mills
and Ingham sat in the State's Attorney's
office preparing their evidence and the open
ing statement All that was decided upon,
however, was that Judge Longenecker was
to open with a general outline of the case.
The remainder of the day was devoted to
the arrangement of the testimony of the
medical experts who, with Dr. Cronin's
brother, John, will be the first witnesses
placed upon the stand by the State.
"My opening will be short and to the
point,' said Judge Longenecker this morn
ing. "I don't expect to take over two hours.
I can't say whether we will expose our full
case in the opening speech or not. That has
yet to be decided."
"Will there be any surprises in ray open
ing? Well, now, I can't say as to that just
now, as I don't know exactly what we will
reveal in the opening speech. All I' hope
is that we mty be as successful in convincing
the jury as the newspapers have been in
convincing the publie that these men are
guilty, ana if we are tne aetenaauts will
swing." i
A Clever Scheme for Getting- Stall Blatter
Sent Free of Cost.
Nobwich, Conn., October 23. The
charges against Charles Paliser, of New
York City, accused of violating the. postal
laws in collusion" with many Connecticut
country postmasters, will be presented be
fore United States Commissioner John A.
Shields, in New York, on Thursday. His
offense was in mailing his circulars to
country postmasters, to be distributed from
their offices, whereby thev were enabled to
increase their meager salaries by affixing
stamps to the circulars and marking them,
as the postal laws permit low-class post
masters to receive the income from all stamps
canceled bv them up to a certain amount
determined by the Government
Paliser abetted the unlawful transaction
on the part of the postmasters who iell into
his snare. His pecuniary advantage con
sisted in not remunerating the postmasters
for the stamps they advanced in mailing his
Tho Erie Health Officer Interferes With a
Proposed Demonstration.
Erie, October 23. Health Officer Woods
created a great deal of excitement to-day by
his interference with the public funeral
which had been arranged for the late W.
Barron, a victim of diphtheria, which has
been prevailing in a quarter of the city.
Priends had interfered with the health offi
cer's order and the body was about to be es
corted by Company C, Fifteenth Kegiment,
N. G. P., of which deceased was a member,
to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, when the
officer forbade the proceedings and ordered
the body to be buried with all possible
haste and privacy.
The disease has takaa a half den Bar-
sons within a week.
By a Crew of Students of the Norti
ern University Three Lake Veni
Wrecked 1.2O0 Tons of
Coal Go to the Bottom-
Chicago, October 23. In the midst of a
heavy northeast gale and a high sea, the
Evanston Life Saving Crew, com
of students of the Northwestern
University, rescued the lives of 29
seamen and one woman last night
Three vessels had gone ashore, and the men
oa two of them were in imminent peril.
The vessels were the steam barge David
Ballentyne, of CIeveland,the schooner fron
ton, of Cleveland, and the tug Protection,
of Chicago.
The work of rescue was rendered more
difficult by the dense fog which prevailed.
Three trips were made and all the men from
the Protection and Ironton were brought
ashore. Another trip was then made to the
steamer Ballantvne, but the Captain and
men thought the ship could weather the
gale and preferred to remain on board. It
seems that the tug Protection sighted the
Baliantyne and its tow, the Ironton, off
Kenosha. The tug followed in their wake
and the tug Butler also joined the proces
sion. The Baliantyne struck ther beach, and the
schooner and tug Protection followed, all
running aground within about a hundred
feet The Butler also went aground, bnt
pulled off. The Protection aud Ironton
were floated this afternoon, considerably
damaged. The barge Baliantyne will be a
complete wreck. She is- loaded with 1,200
tons of coal from Erie, and is owned by
Captain Mack and Mr. Seacrer. of Cleve
land, and Leonard Davis, of Erie.
A Virginia Republican Wanted an Offlce,
bst Couldn't Agree to the Conditions
Attached Unwilling to Divide
His Salary WUhMahone.
Bichiiond, October 23. Among Mr.
Wanamaker'a postmasters announced a few
days ago was J. B. Ginn, at Gen Allen.
The pay is $900 a year. Mr. Ginn, who is
supposed to be a faithful Mahone Bepub
lican, writes an open letter to Edmund Wad
dell, through whose influence the appoint
ment was made, declining the place. He
It Is true that I am not endowed with a very
large amount of worldly goods, and can ill
afford, under ordinary circumstances, to de
cline a position of 1900 per annum; but I can
not agTee with the condition that out of my
salary I am to devote over 10 per cent to cam
paign expenses and to have my deputy selected
by the leader of our party, and this without
consulting my better hilt as to who maybe her
forced boarder and companion at the table, to
say nothing of the soiled linen whleh would of
necessity follow If the deputy is tojbeof the
kind usually fonnd around the court irroen.
This position baa lately been held by a lady
whom all people know to be of the highest type
of womanhood, and one who has. as far as I can
learn, filled the position with honor to the Gov-J
emroeni ana creait io serseir, out wno.ua
fortnnateljv differs with those who seek to
excite base passions and drench our fair land
in human, gore. I would prefer thai she be
allowed to retain the position so kindly offered
me. In conclusion, allow me to say that my
duties as an attorney, husband, father and citi
zen, as well as the fact that I am rapidly ap
proachlne; the setting sun, which in a few short
years will rise over the mound that will cover
my mortal remains, prevents me from filling
the other requirement of attending the funerals
of the party of which you are a shining light
It is said this is the first known Instance
in Virginia of a Bepublican declining an
Anqtfcer-JHasr WUJ fee Chief af tteBrother
' hood of Engineers.
JDenveb, Col., October 23. The loco
motive engineers to-day concluded their in
vestigation of the charges against one of the
grand officers. It is understood that the
lodge adopted resolutions reprimanding him.
The election of officers was then postponed
until Mondays Cavener, the Chicago can
didate for Grand Chief, was withdrawn to
day and the only candidates now in the field
are: P. M. Arthur, G. W. Vrooman, of
North Platte, Neb., and B. W. Vedder, of
Sedalia, Mo. Predictions are being made
that Vrooman will be elected, as a canvass
of the delegates made yesterday failed to
give Arthur a majority.
A resolution was introduced to-day pro
viding for the location of the permanent
headquarters of the Brotherhood at Chicago
was defeated. Other candidates for this
honor are Cleveland, St. Louis and Denver,
with everything in favor of the former.
After Long Deliberation the Jury Finds
Charles fit eElvaine Guilty.
rsnciAL TRi.xnm.it to the DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, October 23. Charles Me
Elvaine, the burglar who killed grocer
Christian W. Luca in Brooklyn, has bees
convicted of murder in the first degree.
The verdict was not agreed on until 5 o'clock
this afternoon after the jurors had been out
nearly 30 hours, and, after frequent requests
had been sent to Judge Moore to discharge
them, as in their opinion an agreement was
impossible. It bad all along been under
stood that one juror was standing out for ac
quittal, the accused in his opinion being in
sane when he committed the murder.
Dineen and Quinlan, McElvaine's asso
ciates in the burglary, who have also been
indicted for murder In the first degree, will
probably be tried next week.
Ends la the Murder of the Han Who Lost
the Money.
Boston, October 23. Boderick McKen
na, a waiter at the Parker House, visited
the Dock Square pool rooms this afternoon.
Just before the fifth Clifton race started he
handed 53 to one of the "touts" of the place
to lay on young Dnke. McKenna saw that
it called for 2 instead of 53. He caught
the fellow on the street and demanded the
deficiency. The man tried to escape, bnt
McKenna strnck him in the face, dropping
him like a log.
" He lay stunned for a minute, and then
jumping to his feet, plunged a lack knife
Into McKenna'a neck, severing the jugular
vein. The sidewalk was thronged and the
murderer escaped. McKenna bled to death
in a few minutes.
Tho Big Industry at Sparrow's Point Well
Under Way.
nrzcxix. raLxauAx to rat dxsfatchj
Baltimore, Oct 23. The Pennsylvania
Steel Company started the first of its four
huge furnaces at Sparrow's Point to-day. It
has a capacity of 600 tons of iron ore a day,
with a net product of 250 tons of pig metal.
When all the furnaces shall have been com
pleted the output will be 1,000 tons per day.
Sparrow's Point' was three years age a
barren waste, to-day, through the enterprise
of the Pennsylvania Company, it has a
population of 1,200 and is continually grow
ing. Its growth has been phenomenal.
Next year it is proposed to start a ship
building industry. It lies at the month of
the Pataposco river.
Snow FnHlflg hi Florid.
WrNCHESTEE, Fla., October 23. It
snowed" here mnit of the day, with the
thermometernear the freezing point Thirty
six' years ago to-day snow fell here to the
depth of H lashes, fern ring down trees aad
J shraebery.
(3 Scheme to Manipulate Excvsfea
Tickets to Its Advantage
Tie Practices of Ite Elvata Tnpeitt Ctai
Account bj the Penasj.
Hade by Passenger izest EeaH, Was Kxsases a
CleTeriy Cesstrastea Plt
General Passenger Agent Scall, of tia
Baltimore and Ohio road, charges tfae Peea
sylvaaia road with irregular practioes-ia
the matter of excursion tickets. Proa so
other source it is learned that fte sehoie
complained of was devised by the BaWajow a
and Ohio. The Pennsylvania "eawht os."
and got the better of its opponents.
J srxcxAx. TtT.itr.aix to tbs Dar-Aiea.!
New-Yobk, October 23. Geaeral Pas
senger Agent Charles O. Scall, of the
Baltimore and Ohio road, instead ot attend1
ing the meeting of trunk line passenger
agents on Tnesday and listening to eharggg
that were made against his read, comas oat
in a vigorous letter to the General Paieenasc
Agents of several Eastern aad Weserm
lines, in whist, he makes serieas nhnrgen
against the Pennsylvania read
He says that the latter, with inteat fe
deprive the Baltimore aad Ohio of its law
ful revenue from excursion tickets to she
conclave of Knights Tea pkr, a Wasacag-
ton, took up a let of return parses at
Baltimore and Ohio tickets, fawlas hi ex
change therefor, tiekets over the Peaasyi- '
vania roaa to Philadelphia or New Xert,
and thence to destination by aay etksr
"route, except the Baltimore and Okie. Be
"" ujo uuviuu ot tag c BBBsyiTaeiav vi
roaa was entirely irregular a&4 withe
He requested the general paMcBgarsgeHts
whom he addressed net tor report to she
Pennsylvania Toad their preBerttea of the
revenue accruing on exearslea tiekets te
Washington or Baltimore aad Tetura, read
ing via the Baltimore aad Ohio, bat te re
port to the latter the TCOperfces' beta. war
accruing to its lines beyeaei the ieaetss,' :
to the Baltimore aad Okie. Mr. BeaM seM
that he had pretested, both by toloaraefc -and
in person, to the general yass eager
agent of the Pennsylvania read.
It Is said that the reasoa little was seM
about Knights Templar ttekeis at T8a7,s
meeting was that about all she traak ms
had been .guilty of meaipelatieg laeaj. -
iiouiiBg naa Dees puDusaea as Tec ansae a.j
deal which the Baltimore and Ohie ma ,'
with the New York Central to beat ase
Pennsylvania. The Peansylvaaia TMsejg
got on to the sesame aad beat the mIMV
more and Ohie at its own gaau.
The Haltissore aad Ohio read
euaon tiekets', readtag eae way eer fto.
own line and returniag by the Ortial a-
form net authorised by arftar-the xvasjtc
Line Association or the Central Isaahr Jsj
sociattea. this eoma narsuy Mn be
done witaouta clear uneWssskdissrwitBl i
jtew-xornHseu jtac ueasrsaseati
alotef agents to Waaaiartsa. It Ja
oa 'good sufeeritv. that their wai sswj was as
buy up return parts of Paaneylvaaia HuJtits ,
replacing them, of course, with tfeiess arsar
one .Baltimore ana cmlo to .Hew lone aesjt
over the Central to the "West -"eViBssbbV-
more and Ohio agents are said tobavedesM 'tfp
same thing. Anyway, they get She heatji
of the Pennsylvania's losses, whieh Is fm
same trick that Mr. Scall onajgea the J
sylvania roaa with.
One of the New York Central i
recent meeting, it h said.
depredations of his road traom'the J
vania to tne extent or sevetai
tickets. But the Pennsylvania i
have got the better of Doth Hs oifioaiaai.'
The Louisiana Ejc-ettcta Now
Charged With Simple Forgery.
New Orleans, October 28. ThVj
jury to-day resumed the State bead i
gation and returned three asofe J
two of them being against ex-3
A. Burke for fergery, la uttering as taaa
forged bonds of the State. The fatgrji'
understood to consist in having aiwisssjt'
the constitutional bonds that were -
tiated by Mr. Maurice Hart ier Thisja '
They were pledged to various 'beaks etsVe?
city, ana wnea meir zraaaaieaf eaafei
was discovered they were retaned te 2
Hart and he refanded the aseaey ae
borrowed upon them. UonseeaeaMv.
.uart u hu,vw oat oi poecet.
In obedience to a mandatory1 orders af J
Court calling far disoateaes seat frees shfet"
city to Major Burke is London ateee the"
bond investigation Has been geiagee, Jir.,
J. x. .ajieyn, manager of tee western"
Union Telegraph Company in this etty, i
KafH taa tvstein.4 invw aisnJ Ti - ssf A nmA.
submitted the dkpateaea seeeMeaUy seJM,
for. It is believed, however, that thejr.atdi
not contain anything of japortaaee te)aa
state. (.
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Her Frleads Make Oae Mere Attsist 1
Finally Give Up Is Beeaalr.
Columbus, October 38. Kaal
came over from Pittsburg Ok meacaavl
in company with Hiss Leila Giesea.asidf
Samuel Aasell, visited the Ceaveat af
Good Bhepherd to make a anal aflhrt 1
Hiss Stella Weir to retain with
Pittsburg. The interview was
stormy oae at the convent
When Hiss Weir leaned her :
not seat permission for her te retara
she reiBsea to taic laneer, aad
would remain at the eeaveat, aad I
callers wanted to have aaythMC'BMMl
say to her they mast do it thrssaa fhjs
Mother Superior of the iasthaeka. Stjj
friends of Hiss Weir have give her ai
lost, ana rewrnea to niteearg te-aigai..
Isataas Are SsaatosT so ef the
Heasea ea the Border.
Spokane Falls. "Wash.,
A remarkable state of aaaJrs k
from the (United States Custom
Osooyoos Lake, oa the, British
"border. No collector has beea
there and now Indians have taksa
slonofthe logstrackre fenaeriy
by a representative or tats t
Just aerees the liaeHer
ernmeat has a fine Castas
ducted with all the areeUiea
in the British outposts. I
opium are constantly oraettaf the
without restraint
M order la the First 1
New Yokk,, October 38,-
cese'of Charles KeHvaiae, W
fewgkr ob tnal ia Jreskiyafccl
der of ChrnMaa w . Laea, the i
oasM Into eearttats attsrase
diet of murder iathe Iset-
suXoAaas) TaHUl BmaBaasBBBBBaaaaa! sasal I
PTawVasTSs, rama. aTSaasisassBTTiTTjsV P
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