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Will be fully covered by reporters for THE DISPATCH. All persona inter ested can rclv on it or all the details and incidents. In NEXT BUNDA PS ISSUE Sir ilorell Mackenzie will tell all about the effects of tobacco on the human system. Everybody should read it. FORTY-ITFTII YEAH. PITTSBURG, MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1890. . THREE CENTS y. 10 WOIKM SUNDAY. A Walking Delegate Has an Obnoxious Employer and SIXTEEN KOOTKION MEN Arrested for Performing Ordinary Labor Upon the Sabbath. THE CASE THROWN OUT OF COURT, And the Magistrate May be Impeached in Consequence BARS OP MAS I SOCIAL CLUBS CLOSED An employing marble cutter was arrested ia NeT York yesterday for 'working non union men on Sunday. Justice Gorman promptly discharged him. The labor ele ment will endeavor to have Gorman im peached for disregarding the law. The bars of many Philadelphia clubs yesterday closed down suddenly. IFrKCtAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISF ATCII.1 New York, March 1G. "Walking Dele irate Charles P. Eogers. of the Reliance Labor club, caused the arrest this morning of Otto Volkening, of "Volkemng & Co., marble cutlers, of Forty-fourth street, on a charge of violating the Sunday law. Jus tice Gorman, at the Tombs, discharged Vol kening. Delegate Rogers says that the Reliance Labor Club has been at loggerheads for a long time with Yolkening & Co. because the firm refuse to employ union working men. On Monday last the walking dele gate went to the new Temple Court build ing on Nassau street, where Yolkening & Co. are finishing up the marble work, and ordered that no union man should work there. He went away and called again the next day and each succeeding day to see that no union men are employed. ALL. HARD AT WORK. "Walking Delegate Rogers found to-day when he called at the building that Mr. Yolkening had 1G non-union men at work. Rogers went around to the Oak street station and notified Captain Carpen ter that the Sunday law was being violated. Accompanied by Rogers, policemen went around to Temple Court building and ar rested Yolkening. "When Yolkening was released he returned to the building. The Sunday work was not interrnpted. Eogers reported to-day to the Central Labor Union. Tftis union resolved that Mayor Grant, District Attorney Fel lows and Governor Hill be informed ss to the facts of the release of Mr. Volkening by Justice Gorman, and that Justice Gorman's impeachment be asked for. "Warrants for the 16 men who were at work will be applied for. The penal code says: "All trades, manufactures and mechan ical employments upon the first day of the week are prohibited." Sabbath breaking is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $1 or not more than $10. or by im prisonment in a county jail not exceeding five days, or both. A rOSSIBLE EXCUSE. It is a sufficient defense tbat the person accused keeps Saturday holy if his labor does not disturb the SuDday quiet Mr. Volkening said to-day: "The walking del egates have been annoying us greatly for some time, but without much satisfaction to themselves or those they represent. Usually they come just as I am finish ing up my work and order strikes. No union man will remain at work when directed by these delegates not to do so. As a result their employers come to me and beseech me to hurry up my work. I was to accommodate these employers to-day by rushing my work. I was taken to the Tombs, but upon hearing the facts Jnstice Gorman dismissed the charge. It was a good thing for Mr. Rogers that he did dismiss it, for had he held me I would surely have made a complaint against "Walking Dele gate Rogers. He was doing his work on Sunday, the same as I was. A SUDDEN DRYNESS Strikes tbe Social Clnb of Philadelphia on Bandar Great Surprise Caused by the Order home Consolation Yet for Topers. rSFZCIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Philadelphia, March 1G. About 10 o'clock this morning, while the church bells were ringing and the snow flakes softly falling on the heads of devout worshipers on their way to their morning devotions, a grouD of young gentlemen were seated around a cosy table in the Art Club cafe, when their discussions were abruptly ended by the entrance of a short, stout mem ber, who dropped into the nearest seat and called for a cocktail, in a voice full of emotion. At onco he was sur rounded by a sjmpatbizing crowd, who asked what was the matter. When the drink was brought and gulped down ho wiped his eyes and said: "I went to the Union League this morning, and, gentlemen, if you'll be lieve me, the bar was closed not a cocktail, not a whisky, nor even a glass of beer. Nor is this alL At first I thought tt was all a dream, but no. 1 went to tho Manu facturers' Club resolved on banishing the idea, and upon calling for a drink, found that orders bad been given to sell nothing under any pre tense." The relation of this story, as was natural, produced a startling effect. At first it was thought that a mistake, perhaps a cruel joke, had been played upon a credulous and good natured clubman. Subsequent investigation however, only confirmed tho story. At the League Stewart Dunbar was found surrounded by bis nympattizing staff, and spoke freely of the order. "Last night," he said, -the House Committee beta a meeting and about 9 o'clock informed mo that I was to, un no account, furnish to the members ot the club, or their guests, any spirituous liquors on Sunday henceforward. Idouotknow why tho order was given, but of course gave word to have it promptly obeed. This morn ing there havo been between S3 and 60 members in the club asking for drinks, and have had to refuse them all." Tho news traveled fast, and by noon tho House Committee of the Art Club heard of the action of the League and Manufacturers Clubs. The committee at once met, and as a result Messrs. Robert It. Corson and Charles Q. Flem ing paid a visit to the Onion League and held a consultation with tho authoiitics of the btter club. When they returned they cave orders to clo-o the cafe, and a notice to "that effect was placarded in the room. The Itlttenhouse Club, its younger brother, the Kejstone. and the University Club, although hearing of the action of the other clubs, were not affected bv the scare, nor was the extremely swell Phila delphia, w&ich received ltamcribers as usual. PEEFECT KING IN JAIL As tho Resnlt of ibo Iuvestientlon ' ,no Pennsylvania Iottitntlon lor the Ttlind by tho State Bonrd of Charities A Speedy Trial Promird. Philadelphia, March 1G. Harry "W. King, Prefect of the Pennsylvania Institu tion for the Instruction of the Blind, was arrested to-day on a warrant sworn out by Thomas "W. Barlow, a member of the State Board ot Charities. The arrest is the outcome of an investigation begun on Tuesday last by the Board of Mana gers of the institution of charges made against the management bv one of tlio instructors. The investigation has created intense interest bv reason of the character of the testimony offered by a number of tho blind boys who are inmates of the institution. King was arrested this morning at the home of bis lather, at Rutledge, near this city, whither he had gone on Friday. Ho was taken from his bed and brought to the Central station here and given an immediate hearing before a magistrate. John W. Ganes. aged 17 years, a blind pupil, told the story ot a series of crimes extending over a period of three years. Ganes was the only witness produced, and at the conclusion of Ins testimony, Kine. after declining to cross question, was locked up in default of 2,000 bail. King, when Interviewed in bis cell, gave his bis version of the state of affairs at the in stitution. He denied the charge made against him, and expressed the belief it was the re sult of a conspiracy. Ho denied the charges of misappropriation of funds, cruel treatment of the inmates, and supplying them with insufficient and poor food as being aosolutely false. During the talk the prisoner broko down several times, and wept bitterly. He fully realizes his position, bnt hones to be able to clear himself. He will probably be in dicted by the grand jury to morrow, and the belief is that his trial will take placo in the afternoon or po-sibly on Tuesday. King has been connected with the institution for nine years, beginning as a teacher. His position as Prefect gave him general charge of the pupils. Charges of mismanagement in tho girls' department are yet to be investigated. LOST AT SEA. The Crew of a Shipwrecked Schooner At tempt to Reach a Llahtbousr, but Their float Is Capsized and All nre Drowned. Baltimore, March 16. Capt. Burgess, of the river steamer Defiance,telegraphs the Sun that on passing York Spit lighthouse this after noon, be saw a schooner on the Spit, near the northwest buoy. About the same time a yawl boat was seen containing; five men leaving the sinking schooner and pulling for the light house. The -wind was blowing with terrific force, and as the boat approached the light house it was thrown against the iron piles and swamped, and all five men were thrown over board. The men grasped the iron rods of the piles in a desperate struggle for life, but the sea dashed over them with ucb fury that they were soon benumbed, fell off and were drowned. A short time previously a boat had been low crcd from the lighthouse, and a man was seen to descend a pile and jump into the boat, which, on getting loose, immediately drifted awav. The Defiance went alongside the drift ing boat and threw tho man a line, and he was hauled on board, and proved to be James li. Hurst, the second keeper of the lighthouse. He stated that all five of the shipwrecked men w ere drowned. Ho was unable to render any assistance on account of tbe violent seas dash ing over everything. It is supposed the schooner is an oyster vessel, but it is impossible to learn her name or the names of tbe drowned men. A BKATE GIRL'S LANTERN Slops a Passenger Train la Time to Prevent a Smahnp. rsrECIALTELIOHAM TO TUB DISPATCH.1 Atjgusta. GA., March 16. A railroad acci dent was prevented last night by a brave young country girl who endangered her own life to prevent the destruction of many passengers. Miss Daisy Garnett, who lives at White House, a crossroad on the Port Eoyal and West ern Alabama Railroad, 40 miles from Au gusta, while walking on tho track at dusk last evening, by the Ifgbt of "her lantern, discovered a broken rail. It was time for the up passencer train to roll by, and ro Miss Gar nett ran down the road until she was about 300 yards off to signal the train. Soon the train came along and the engineer saw tbe girl in tho center of the track with a lantern waving adis tress f ignal. The tram was brought to a dead halt before the girl was reached. It did not take long for the story of the danger just ahead to be told, and in a short time the engineer and his force of men were at the spot, which, but for the warning of Miss Garnett, would have been their death. Cheers were Eent up for Miss Garnett and a purse was raised by the passengers. Miss Garnett will also receive a handsome testimonial from tho railroad company. 104 TEARS OLD T0-DAT. How a Native of New "York City Will Cele brate St. Patrick's. tSPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCH.1 New Yoke, March 10. In a cottage in Bay onne, lives Mrs. AnaBtasia Parsells, a native and almost life-long resident of this city. To morrow she and her score or more of descend ants will celebrate ber one hundred and fourth birthday, for the family genealogical chart shows that sho was born on St. Patrick's day, 178G. Her birthplace was a Manhattan Island farm house. Last ear she was wont to declare with ani mation that, abide from her siege with yellow fever, she had seldom required a phjsician. Her body is bent and for two months she has been confined almost continuously to bed. She is very fond ot strong coffeee and she drinks large quantities of it at every meal. She also takes a hot cup of the be veragc. which is the strongest stimulant sbe ever used, just before going to sleep every night. THOUSANDS OP DOLLARS LOST. Tho Confidential Clerk of n Chicago Finn Also Disappears. Chicago, March 16. William M. Craig, tho confidential man of the C. J. L. Meyer A Sons Lumber Company, is missing, and it is charged that the books of the company show Irregulari ties on bis part, amounting to many thousand dollars. The recent failure of Meyer & Sons is said to havo been due in part it least toCraig's operations. Craig has been specnlating in real estate to the extent ot nearly 250.000. Soon after the Meyer fail uro Craig was cited in court to answer questions in rcgird to tho firm and its collapse. He swore tbat be bad executed a number of notes to the order of tho company, as accommodation paper, to help it tide over a crisis. The company, he said, really owed him about 2,000. Tho books of the com pany seemed to support his statement, but the books were kept by him, and it i9 now explained were wrong. Attachment suits aggregating 50,000 have been commenced against Craig. SECRETARY TRACY SHIPWRECKED. Tbo Chief of the Navy lias Bad Lnek as n Navigator. Baltimore, March 16. Captain William Geoghegin, of the steamer Sue, reports that the United States steamer Dispatch went ashore at 4 P. M. Saturday on Cedar Point shoal. Captain Geoghegan pnllcd on the Dis patch until 3:30 o'clock this morning, but failed to move her. It is thought the vessel will remain ashore till a lull in the northwest wind permits the water to rise In the river. Secretary Tracy and a party are on Doard, bound to Norfolk. Tho Secretary Is accompa nied by Mrs. Wilmerding and Miss Wilmer ding and Lieutenant and Mrs. Mason. TWO BURGLARS CAPTDRED. A Policeman With n Revolver Persuades Them to Surrender. ISrEClAL TELE3BAM TO THE DISPATCn.l OH. City. March 16. About 2 o'clock this morning Policeman Suttley discovered two burglars attempiing to break in McCuen 4 Simon's gents' furnishing store. In answer to a demand to stop the men ran. bnt surrendered after one had been shot through the hand by the officer. The thieves are James Hill and Mike Hag gerty, both residents of this city. Tbey are sup posed to belong to the gang of burglars and footpads who have lately terrorized the town. Some Go and -oin Will stny. Buda-Pesth. March 18. Tbe new Cabinet Is officially announced. Count fezapary becomes Prime Minister and Minister of tho Interior and Herr Bethlen becomes Minister of Hus bandry. The other Cabinet offices will bo re tained by the present incumbents. BLACK IS WILLING. Ho Soys Ho Is Not Hustling, bnt Wonld Not Decline tbo Democratic Nomina tion for Governor No Letter Received Prom Scott. ISrXCIAL TELEOKA1I TO THE DISPATCH.! Yoke, Pa., March 16. A Dispatch representative called the attention of ex Licutenant Governor Black to the state ments and speculations current in the Phila delphia and Pittsburg newspapers for sev eral weeks past relative to an alleged letter, addressed to him by Hon. "William L. Scott, requesting hira to withdraw from the Guber natorial campaign in favor of ex-Governor Pattison. "If Mr. Scott has written me such a letter," said Mr. Black, "it has, up to this date, unac countably failed to come to hand. 1 havo no knowledge of Mr. Scott's choice for Governor, and have had no communication with him for many months. I havo not changed my attitudo toward the nomination since my interview in Beptember last, in which I tried to make It plain that, personally, I was neither in nor out, and, of course, no one wonld undertake to ad vise mo to retire from a position which I never occupied. Tbe Democratic nomination, under existing circumstances, is, in my judg ment, one neither to be sought nor declined. There ought especially to be no considera tion at such a time for pushing aspirants, who are candidates only when they think they see a chance of success' for themselves, but who are conveniently 'out of politics,' and let tbe party and its nominees stagger alone without their valuable help, when they happen to havo no individual stake in the result." "It is said that Colonel Ricketts, your col league on the ticket of 18S8, may be a candidate for Governor this year." "I don't believe Colonel Ricketts is a candi date for anything. But heneter declines tho call of duty; and ho would make a splendid can didato and a sound and honest Governor. Ho doesn't speak, it is true; but the Gettysburg speech he made some years ago from the mouths of bis cannon would probably answer for all present purposes." THE MISSING ll'GOWAN Is Encased in Dredging nnd Mnklng Lovo in South Ametlca. IRPECtAL TELEOKAM TO THE DIHPATCH.1 New York, March 16. Frank Folger. who has just returned from the United States of Colombia, South America, where he was en gaged in dredcing the Magdalena river, re ports that Frank McGowan, one of Edison's assistants in bis laboratory at Orange, N. J., is now at work on tho samo dredging vessel, Christopher Colon. McGowan is tbe man who went to South America in search of a mysterious plant for Edison to use in mak ing carbons for his incandescent light. He disappeared on January IS last. He had J1.S00 with him and f onl play was suspected. Each bad signed a contract with officials of the Colombian Government to take part In certain dredging operations in the Magdalena river. Folger said he had charge of the engine, and McGowan and a man named Quigley, who went down with them, were the engineers proper in charge of tho expedition. McGowan, he said, bad plenty of money and spent it freely. Two years ago when in the same conn try McGowan fell in love with a Spanish girl, and ho promised to return to her as soon as opportunity offered. Folger returned because his duties compelled him to remain on tho river, and the insect pests of the country wore too fond of him. A PALATIAL HOSTELRY. Tho City of Mexico to Have a Hotel Costing Two million Dollars. St. Louis, March 10. The City of Mexico is to have the finest hotel on the American con tinent. It is to be erected by a syndicate of Mexican capitalists, and its cost, at the lowest estimate, will exceed 2,000.000. Of this sum tho Diaz government will provide 1,000,000 In the form of a suosidy in addition to granting the free importation of matter to be used in the construction. The hotel when completed will be five stories in height, and will contain 400 guest chambers, built about a court, the dimensions of which will be 100x225 feet. It will be constructed of stono quarried 70 miles from the City of Mexico, and its interior finish will be arranged on a scale of Oriental magmfi cencp. The floors will be of mosaic marble, and the walls inlaid with Mexican onyx, which takes a remarkable polish, wbilo the woodwork will bo of cedar, mahogany and rosewood. The entiro structure will bo absolutely fireproof, and tho outside dimensions will be 450x150 feet. Tbe rotunda of tho hotel will bo taken in charge by the Federal Government, and is the intention to decorate it with precious stones represent ing historical subjects. Isaac Tavlor. the archi tect, left to-night for the City of Mexico with the plans which have been accepted, and work will bo begun in tho near future. A PLEA FROM KANSAS, Tbo Farmers' Alliance Issues nn Address to tbe Congressional Delccntton. rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.l Topeka, Kas., March 16. Tho Farmers' Al lianco, which has within six months become the most powerful farmers' organization that Kansas has ever known, has, through its Presi dent, addressed an open letter to tho Kansas delegation in Congress, calling their attention to the alarming condition of the agricultural interests of this State, and demanding legisla tion for their relief. The letter says: "Wo call attention to tbo fact that a single law firm in ono city in Southern Kansas now has tho contract tor the foreclosure of 1,800 mortgages. This means l.feOOhomesteadstrans ferred from the hands of so many industrious families to the hands of capitalists, either domestio or foreign. Tho foreclosure of these mortgages in accordance with a pre-conceivcd purpose is to gain possession of these farms and people them with a more servile tenantry im ported from foreign lands for this especial pur pose. Foreclosures and evictions are taking placo in very many parts of our State, and wn need not go all the way to Europe to witness scenes of cruelty in matters of this kind. All over tho Stato tho homes -of our people aro imperilled." TO CARRY SHIPS BY RAIL. A Road For This Parposo Now Being Ballt Across Chicnecto Isthinns. rSPECIAL TELEOUAU TO TUB DISPATCH.1 St. Johns, N. B.. March 16. A ship railroad is now being constructed across tho narrow Isthmus of Chicnecto, which connects Nova Scotia with New Brunswick. The isthmus is 17 miles wide, and while the road will bo on a smaller scale than tho proposed Eads ship rail road across tbo Isthmus of Tehauntepec, it has this advantage over that enterprise that tho project Is now actually under way. The road is to be capable of carrying a ship of 1,000 tons dead weight, bhips are to be raised by htdranlic rams and placed on tho railroad. English engineers are watching the enter prise with much interest, because it is thought that if a ship railroad can be made a success on this scale, it is practicable for tbo transoor tation of larger vessels, and may eventually be used to carry ships Inland to Birmingham, Eug., for Instance, at a large saving of cost of unloading and other expenses. WILL NOT STRIKE THIS WEEK. Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Men Will Ask for Another Conference. Danville, III., March 10. Nothing now was tho answer given by tho Chicago and East ern Illinois men when asked what was the re sult of tho meetings held by tho Brotherhood of Firemen, the Brotherhood of Trainmen and a joint committee of both lodges in this city this afternoon. Harmony and moderation governed the three meetings. A Grlevanco Committee was appointed, who will at once present the requests of tho men to the road of ficials, tho main point being the raising of wages paid trainmen between Chicago and Terro Haute to correspond with wages paid between Terre Haute and Evansvillo and the reinstatement of Engineer John Myers as a secondary matter. Unless something unexpected happens tho strike signal will not bo given during this week. A Narrow Esenpe. rBFECIAL TELEORAX TO THE DISPATCH.1 Bedford, Pa., March 18. Last night Doug las Beegle, a farmsr, while on his way home from here, attempted to cross tho river, which is very much swollen from tbe recent raius,and was almost drowned.' His horse and buggy were lost and be made a very narrow escape. Front In South Carolina. Charleston, S. C, March 16. The mercury was down to 21 here this morning, and it is feared that great damage has been done to the truck crop. PRATING FOE DEATH. Fearful Scenes of Destitution Wit nessed by Bishop Shanley AMONG THE CHIPPEWA INDIANS. The Government Charged With Robbing the Red Men and LEAVING THEM TO DIE OP STARVATION. Words of the nation Existing on $2 SO Fer Bead rtr Annuel. Bishop Shanley, of North Dakota, is filled with indignation at the treatment ac corded tho Chippewa Indians by tho Gov ernment, and he boldly charges the latter with robbing the red man of his inheritance. He says the scenes of destitution among the Indians are distressing in the extreme. PuiLADrLrniA, March 16. Right Bev. John Shanley, D. D., Bishop of North Da kota, occupied the pulpit of the Cathedral here to-day, and told a pitiful story of the privations and sufferings of the Chippewa Indians occupying the reservation at the extreme northern part of his diocese. His object was to secure assistance for their relief, and with that end in view he de scribed most vividly the condition of these Indians as witnessed by himself during the recent cold weather when the thermometer marked 40 below zero. He charged the Government with having stolen the 11,000, 000 acres of land this tribe possessed when Dakota Territory was divided between the Sioux and Chippewa Indians. A BIO STEAL. Eleven million acres stolen boldly, and not one cent paid in return for it, said His Grace, and the owners sent to the northern border of tbe State, the coldest and bleakest spot in the country, where two townships were organ ized with 5,000 acres of land. This is filled with bad timber forests and lakes, swamps and rocks. On tbeso 5.000 acres were put 1,930 In dians, who are trying to make tbeir living: these wards of tbe United States living where 100 white men could scarcely ralso enongh to keep them alive. His Grace then described a personal visit to these township', where, ho said, he witnessed scenes that would havo disgraced Siberia. "I spent over a week with these people, with the thermometer registering 40, and sometimes 44, decrees below zero. Tho Indian houses are log huts, constructed by the Indians them selves, without flooring, and with sheets and quilts covering the windows and doorways. ESrOSED TO THE BITING BLASTS. "The crevices between tbe logs aro filled with mud that cracks and falls out by tho summer heat, and is blown out by the northern winter blasts, so that tho occupants may as well be sleeping outside. In these huts it is not in frequent to find six families living. These 1,930 Indians can't make their own living there. They have never been supplied with proper agricultural implements. Last sprine the direc tor of tbo Catholic Indian Bureau sent 24 plows to ttese Indians, and with tbeso they managed to break acres of this virgin soil. But there was no rain, and to-day they aro absolutely desti tute; no grain, no food, no clothing, no money: 1,930 Christians, 1,930 of God's children are living on this continent to-day on tho point of starvation. "Wbilo visiting those people I entered tho house of an old Indian. There was no food in tbo house that day, but there were tears and desperation. A poor old Indian woman bad a puny, sickly child in her arms. Sho wept for joy when she saw ine, thinking God had sent relief to ber children. She showed me her child. There was not a nonnd of flesh on its bones. I am sure that child is dead. I am not easily moved, used as I am to scenes of misery In large cities, but I couldnot but cry on tbat occasion. FRAYING FOR DEATH. "In one corner of the room there was a boy 6 years of ago, another was crying by the chimney-place, trying to warm his shivering form, while an old Indian was kneeling by the fire place muttering, probably vowing vengeance on the white race. "At another hovel a poor old man of 95 years of age was lying on tho frozen ground dying of consumption, no ono near him but bis poor old wife, who knelt over him with a rosary in her bands, praying for God to take her hus band. Night was setting in, no light, no can dle, no one to say a kind word to the poor old muplo. And this in a Christian country, in tho United States of America, the land of the free, the land or plenty. In another hovel 1 found the children without clothing, gathered around tho fireplace plucking out tbe charred sticks that they might roll in tho warm ashes. DYING OF STARVATION. "Tho United States appropriates E5.O0O to these Indians about $2 60 to each one. This amount is spent in flour and fat pork, and dis tributed among them. The pork is sickening. I mjself would not have believed tho truth of tho story if I had not witnessed it During tho 18 months previous to the first of January. 1S90, out of 1,400 Indians 100 died. During tho month of January 27 died. These deaths aro almost invariably of starvation. Tho women aro almost universally clad in ono garment a calico dress to protect them, and lot it bo said to their credit that not one woman was missing from tbo little parish church on Sunday." The reverend speaker closed by appealing to tho congregation to extend to these poor people their unfortunate brethren a portion of their substance for the relief of these poor Indians. MAD DOGS IN THE METROPOLIS. Several Persons Bitten by Canines Supposed to ITave Hydrophobia. tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TmtPISPATCn.1 New Yobk. March 16. Mad dogs aro becom ing unpleasantly common. A yellow mongrel on the Eastside on Saturday bit two children and a man, injuring tho children seriously, while to-day a Westsido dog tore down from Grand street to West street, on his way biting two small boys and a man before he was shot by a policeman. A mob ot boys chased and tormented a street dog in Grand street this afternoon, and finally got a ropo about tbo mongrel's neck. Tho dog became frantic and finally broke away and ran with a piece of the rope still dangling from his neck. John McNulty, a deaf and dumb boy aged 8 years, stood in tho frightened dog's tracks, and the dog closed his teeth in the child's thigh, and tho boy was taken to Gouvernour Hospital for treatment. Ten minutes later George Dwyer was bitten in the legs by tbe same dog and then taken to the hospital, where he told Dr. Merrigan that a companion had tried in vain to seize tho dog which had then sprung at Dwyer, biting him in tbe right lee and in the left. Tbe wounds of both boys were cauterized and the boys sent to their homes. The dog was killed by Policeman John J. Campbell. TEMPERANCE PEOPLE INACTIVE. No Remonstrances Against Johnstown Ap plicants forLIqnor Licenses. ISPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH, t Johnstown, Fa., March 16. No general re monstrance has been filed against applicants for liquor liconso in this city and vicinity this year, and it is presumed, under the former rnlings of tbe Court, all who present their cases properly will bo granted tho necessary permit. It is known that in a few instances In formation has been quietly furnished the Jndgo against certain applicants, but what effect this will have remaius to bo seen. Tho temperance people have niado no stir whatever this ear, their former experieuco in making remonstrance not having beon very en couraging. A Pennsylvnnlan's Sadden Death. St. Paul, March 16. Captain Jonathan R. Jenks, a clerk at headquarters of the Depart ment of Dakota, U. S. A, died at the Ryan Hotel in this city at 620 o'clock this evening of heart disease. Captain Jenks was a nativo of Newton, Bucks county. Pa., a son of Judge and ex-Congressman Jenks, and brother-in-law of cx-Govcrnor Alexander Ramsey, of this city. Dnnsers of Minting. St. Paul, March 16. Two boys, whose iden tity has not been established, while skating on the river to-day, went under the ice and were drowned, AND STILL THEY COME. Bloro Laborers Supposed to bo Under Con tract Landed nt Castle Garden A Threatening Letter Received Prom Brnddock. tSPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCH.', New York; March 16. Chief Labor In spector Croden called at Castlo Garden to-day, found out that no ships had got in and then wont away. If be had stopped a while and looked around ho would have found six immi grants whoso cases needed investigation.Tw oof them were, by tbeir own confession, going to work in tho coal mines at Hazelton, Pa., and two others were bound for Tuxedo Park. A largo proportion of the immi grants who arrived on the Aller went to tho Pennsylvania coal region. Fifty Hungarians, after being passed by tbe registry clerks, crowded into tho bureau of information, and asked to be allowed to remain at the Garden until a man who had accompanied them across the ocean called lor them. Ho had left tbo ship at Hobokeu. Tho men in charge of tho bureau told them to get out, and tbey wandered Into Battery Park, where tho immigration agent found them. Thirty of them said tbey wero going to Wilkesbarre, where wonc in tho mines had been promised them. The rest were bound for other Pennsylvania mining towns. Ono or the officials at Castle Garden has re ceived a letter from Braddock, Pa., savinc that the Huns already employed there, who belong to unions, will mako it pretty lively for any of their cut-rato fellow countrymen who may come there. Other contincents of mine labor ers aro expected on tbo Werra and the Saale, due respectively to-day and Friday. About 600 were landed on Wednesday from the Werra and went to the coal region. When the Congressional Committee on Im migration meets at Castle Garden on Friday next it may witness tho landing of 1,858 Italians who sailed for this port on March 6 on tho steamship Belgravia. Commissioner Stephen son says that these Italians, or a majority of them, come here under contract. Ho says that the big influx of contract laborers is caused partly by tho apathy of Uncle barn's S5-a-day inspectors, who have not stopped within tho last year moro than a dozen immigrants. THAT SOUTH PENN SALE. SInch Speculation as to Whnt Will be Dono Willi tbo Road. rSPSClAL TELEGEAM TO TUB DlBPATCn.1 Heading, Pa.. March 16. Considerable speculation is rife here as to the ultimate ob ject of tho purchase of tho South Penn Rail i oad Saturday by George F. Baer, Esq., ot this city, who is also attorney for the Reading Bail road Company. It was generally believed that the Pennsylvania Railroad Company had, in a "quiet manner, obtained control of this road, or at least that tbat company would be tho purchaser at tho sale yesterday. A Dispatch representative called at the mansion of Mr. Baer at a lato hour to-night, but tbat gentle man bad not yet returned, and is not expected to be back before Monday night or Tuesday morning. Consequently nothing definite could be ascertained as to what he intended doing with theroad, or for whose interest he made tho purchase. It is generally understood, howeve-. tbat the road will be transferred to tbe Reading Com pany at an early date, and tbat work will be pushed forward as rapidly as possible to com plete tho road to Pittsburg or near there, whero the road is supposed to connect with a branch now under tho control of Mr. Carnegie. The completion of the road will bo considerably re tarded, however, owing to many legal suits now pending for work done on the road by con tractors, and land damages which havo not yet teen adjusted. i. THE BRIDEGROOM CAME K0T. A Weddlne Which Did Not Trnosplro Ac cording to Programme. tBPECIAl. TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCn.1 ElktOn, Md., March 16. A very unusual Incident is creating much talk in some sections of Cecil county, Md., and New Castle county, Del. Cards were Issued sometime ago for the wedding of Miss Maggie Elison, daughter of Thomas B. Elison. a well-known farmer resid ing in New Castle county, Del., about half a mile from tho Maryland line, to Veasey Webb, of Mt. Pleasant, Del., a village about six miles away. The ceremony was fixed for 8 o'clock on Thursday evening last. At that tune about forty guests had assembled to witness the mar riage. Tbe Rev. Mr. Anderson was present to perform the ceremony. The groom failea to arrivo when expected and his arrival was anxiously awaited. Tho time for tho ceremony passed, but it was still thought that some accident had delayed bis arrival. After a time, however, the guests departed. Up to this evening Webb had not appeared to give an excuse. Miss Elison is a particularly handsome blonde of 13 years and an only daughter. Sho was greatly attached tn Webb, who had been paying her attention for 18 months. Ho was her first lover, and she is almost hoart broken. A seamstress bad been at the house a number of weeks prepar ing her trousseau, while the father of the bride had made great preparations for the fes tivities. Webb's father is a leading citizen of Mt. Pleasant THREE DEATHS FROM VIOLENCE. New Castlo'a Accident Record for Twenty Four Hours. SPECIAL TELEPBAJt TO THE DIBPATCIM New Castle, March 16. Within the past 24 hours thcro have been three deaths from acci dents in this vicinity. Richard Lynn was killed by tho falling of some bricks at the Wampum Cement Works. Frank Gardner, a Pittsburg and Lake Erie brakeman, was killed at New Castle junction at an early hour this morning, and E. T. Hart, an Erie and Pitts burg brakeman, met the samo fate. Gardner resides at Chartiers. Hart's friends wero all killed or drowned in tbo Johnstown flood. LIACHED BY A MOB. A Colored Criminal Taken From Jail and Summarily Executed. Nashville, March 10. At Gadsden, this State, at 3.30 r. jr. to-day, Henry Williams, colored, was taken from jail by a mob and shot to death for an attempted assault on Miss Tinder, an aged whito lady living near that place, on February 26 last. Williams entered ber house at night, and after beating ber nearly to death, was frightened away from some cause. Since tbat time he has been at large, bnt was captured at Springfield, Tenn., Saturday, and officers reached Gadsden with him this morn ing. FROZEN TO DEATH. Sad Fate of a Younc Couplo Wbo Lost Their Rond. mPjrCIAZ, TELEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCn.l Weston, W. VA., March 16. Saturday morn ing Charles Shaffer and Ida Conrad wero found lying in an open field in tbe snow near town. Both were unconscious, and the woman's body was so badly frozen it had begun to turn black. They wore put In charge of physicians, and Shaffer's life may bo saved, but tho woman li dead. Tbey must have wandered from tho path dur ing tho storm. THE NEW FRENCH CABINET. 01; Do Preyclnct Takes Hold of tho Reins of Government. Paris, March 16. Tho new Cabinet is com posed as follows: President of the Council and Minister of War, M. Do Freyclnet; Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Ribot; Minister of tho In terior, M. Constand; Minister of Finance, M. Rouvier; Minister of Justice, M. Fallieras; Minister of Commerce, SI. Roche; Minister of Public Instruction, M. Bourgeois; Minister of Agriculture. M. Develle; Minister of Publio Works, M. Guyot; Minister of Marine, M. Bar bey; Minister of Colonies, M. jticnne. Lost on Lake Mlchlcnn. CHICAGO, March 16. Three fishermen, An drew Scronson, Andrew Nelson and an un known, wbo wero out on Lake Michigan in the storm of Friday night, wero given up to-day as lost. It is believed they were caught in an ice floe, and either frozen to death or capsized and drowned. Censored tho Governor. Salt Lake, Utah. March 16. The Utah Legislature adjourned last night after passing a memorial to Congress censuring the Governor for vetoing tho election bill designed to super cede the Congressional enactments, and asking Congress to enact the vetoed measure. Female Seminary Bnrncd. Las Vegas, N. M, March 10. Tho Las Vegas Female Seminary was destroyed by firo last night. Origin unknown. Loss, 512,000; in surance, 5,000. No loss ol life. A FIGHT FOE A PEW leads to a Disgraceful Scene in Church Sunday Morning, THE PKIEST QUITE A PUGILIST. He i3 Alleged to Hare Knocked. Down a Parishioner, and CUT OPEN HIS CHEEE TO THE BONE. Warrants Issued for the Arrest ol a Portion of the Combatants. George Hughes wanted to take a pew in Father Early's church, which the pastor had reserved for another person. A scuffle ensued in which the clerical combatant and those who came to his assistance were victo rious. Hughes will retaliate by appealing to the law. ISrEClAL TELEQBAM TO THE niSPATCrM Pougukeepsie, March 16. A disgrace ful scene occurred in St. Mary's Catholic Church in this city this morning. George Hughes' a prominent merchant of Pough keepsie, according to his statement, hired a pew in St. Mary's Church other than the one Father Terrance Early, the pastor, had selected for him, Hughes' own selection hav ing been pew No. 11. On the 1st of Feb ruary, the day before the church was dedi cated, Hughes visited Father Early to pay for the rent of his pew. Father Early told him he had not time to attend to it then, and invited him into his house, where, so Hnghes says, Father Early asked him to indorse a note (or 1,500, which Hughes declined to do, then Father Early asked him to indorse one for $G00, and again Hughe3 declined, and again told Early he wanted to pay for his pew. EATIIEK EMPHATIC LANGUAGE. Hughes says that during this interview Early called him a liar and ordered him out of the house. On the 17th of February Hnghes sent Early his check for $25 for his pew rent, and Early returned it. On Sunday, tho 2d of March, Hughes' son went to the church to attend services and found a chain across the entrance to tbo pew. He 'eaned against it and it gave way, when be catered tbo pew and took bis scat. On Saturday night, March 8, the son went to tho church again, and found that the whole seat in tbe pew bad been torn out, tbe cushion removed and again a chain had been placed across the entrance and nailed. Sunday morn ing, March 9, Mr Hughes went to the church to attend service, and carried with him two camp stools and a screwdriver. With tbo screw driver he removed tho chain, and he and his son entered the pew and seated themselves on tbo camp stools and remained during the serv ice THE CLIMAX EEACnED. This morning, according to Mr. Hughes' statement, ho and his son wont to tho church again, but before tbo time for tbe regular morning service to begin, and found that tbe seat of his pew and tbe cushion had been re turned all right. They entered the pew and be came seated, when Father Early came to them and told them they bad no business there, tbat tho pew belonged to a Mrs. McCabe. of Man chester, and showed Hnghes a card on tho end of the pew with Mrs. McCabe's name on it. Hughes rays he reached over to pull the card off, when Father Early struck him a swinging blow in the face, opening the flesh on his cheek bone. He rose to his feet and attempted to ward off Father Early's blows with his bands, when Pbilln Sullivan and John Cullen, nephews of Father Early, and another man came from the vestry to the pew, one of them thro wine his arms around Alusnes' neck ana iorcmg mm into the other end of tho pew, where be held Hughes' bead down by his whiskers while John Cullen got up on tho seat of tbe pew in front and hammered Hughes on the face, head and neck with his fists till he got so tired he could hammer no longer, and then, Hughes says. Father Early and tbe three men left. Hughes, with his face coverod with blood, resumed his seat in the pew with his son. A DETERMINED INDIVIDUAL. Before the service commenced Father Early again said to Hughes that mass would not bo celebrated till Hughes left tho church. Hughes told tho Father that he came to the church for tho purpose of attending mass and ho was going to stay as long as it took to con duct tho services and perform his individual part of it. The service then went on without any further trouble. After it was over Hugbc3 went to bis home and summoned Drs. Parker and Morrill to attend to his wonnds. To-night ho has sworn out warrants for tbe arrest of Father Early, Sullivan, Cullen and tho other man. Father Early denies tbe most of Hughes' statements and says Hnghes' son struck him first, and tbat Cullen. Sulli van and tho other man camo to his as sistance. Mr. Hughes savs that when ho had tho conversation with Father Early in tho tatter's house, ho told Early that he bad ap pealed to the trustees, and tbey told him tbey had beseecbed Father Early to let Hughes have tho pew, but tbat now ho would probably havo to appeal to the Bishop. Early replied : "You had better appeal to the Pope." Mr. Hughes is at home, with his face and head covered with bandages. The whole town is talking about the affair, and it Is said that some of the former members of St. Mary's Church applied for admission to bt, Peter's, but Father Noland told them to go back and remain in their own church. A PHILANTHROPIC WORK. Ohio Citizens Interested In the Establish ment of a Woman's Stato Hospital. 6PECtAL TELEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Newark, O., March 16. A new movement is on foot to establish a woman's State hospital and medical college. Tbe interests of this new and n oblo philanthropic venture are being ably presented to the various churches throughout the State bv Mrs. Louisa Lyle, widow of tho late Rev. Joseph G. Lyle, of Wheeling, and daughter & the late Hon. A. Watring, ot Penn sylvania. Co-operative bands are being organized in all the towns and cities, and they aro composed of the most prominent women of the State. Hos pital day is being established in most of the churches, and boxes of fruits, jellies, etc., will be sent by ladies interested in the work. Newark has dutifully fallen into line, and marked inter est is manifested. VERY FAVORABLE KEP0RTS. Biennial Convention of tbo Jewish Theolocl cal Seminary Association. New Yokk, March 16. The biennial con vention of tho Jewish Thoological Seminary Association was held hero to-day, Joseph Blumenthal presiding. The reports received were very favorable. The seminary now has 14 students. Tbe following trustees were elected to servo for six years: Dr. A. Fricdennch, Baltimore; Edward L. Rothschild, Philadelphia, and New man Cow en, D. M. Ipiza, S. Jarmulowsky. D. P. Hays and aitus L. Bush, ot New York. Moses Oettinger and Julias Sands. New York; Jacob Singer. Pittsburg, were elected trustees for four years. TO SHOOT THE BOOMERS. Tbo Chief of tbe Cherokees la Vhvor of Radical Measure. Washington, March 16. Joel B. Mayos, principal chief of the Cherokee nation, is in tho city, having como on here for tho purposo of protesting against tbe Gov ernment's taking tho Cherokco strip. The news of tho occupation of tho strip by tho boomers has angered him, and to day be very forcibly expressed bis Opinion tbat Some of them should bo shot down. It would teach tbe others to respect people's rights, he said. He expressed bis pleasure at tho President's proclamation and his hope tbat tho boomers would all be cleaned out. Result of a Miners' Strike. London, March 16. Tho price of coal is ad vancing rapidly in consequenco of tbe miners' strike. It Is the general opinion that tbe strike will not be of long duration, but if it lasts even a week it will cause the stoppage of scores of factories and throw thousands of hands out of employment. THE BE0KEN LEVEE Flooding Severn! Parishes in Louisiana People Slovlne Their block to Higher Gronml Tbe Break Relieves tlio Pressure on tbo Other Levees. Vicksbueg, March 16. At 3 o'clock this evening the crevasse at Raleigh was 1,000 feet or more wide, and the ends were caving so rapidly that it was foolhardi ncss to approach them. The levee is nearly 15 ieet high, and the immense volume of water was rushing through it in a stream ten or more feet deep. Tho extent of the crevasse and the immense amount of water delivered by it may be estimated by the fact that in the 24 hours ending this evening the river has fallen three inches at Vicksburg and four inches at Lake Providence. Though rising steadilyprlor to tho crevasse. Assistant Engineer Thomp son, who arrived at the crevasse this evening is quoted as saying that no crevasse at any point along the line of Fifth levee district could occasion sucb serious results as tbe one at Raleigh. Tho steamer O'ceola, which took Captain Willard Young, of United States En gineers, to Greenville last night, was due there this evening with a large quantity of material to be used holding ends ot tbe levee, and pre vent further caving and enlargement. The water from tho crevasse has backed up several inches and flooded some plantations. It will overflow fully one-fourth of East Car roll parish and the greater part of Tensas and Madison parishes. Tbe eastern part of the latter will escape. Tbe crevasse has excited much consternation in these parishes, and stock is being and will bo removed. A fall of five inches occurred at Alsatia levee, five miles above the crevasse, to-day greatly im proving tho situation there. This levee was considered in greatest danger of all heretofore. Advices from other Louisiana leveet and from Mississippi show that crevasses relieved the pressure on them. A levee inspector, the soli tary witness ot the break at Raleigh, says 75 feet of the levee caved off at once into the river. A telephono message from Kitlars, Miss., states the water fell eight inches there, one inch at Skipwiths, and six inches at Brunswick in the past 24 hours. Henry Berger. of Duval, Misi., seeing some negro houses on tbe Louisiana side floating away, crossed over in a skiff, avoiding tbe crevasse by pulling his boat over tbe levees, and reached the bouses just in time to save a negro who was in one of them. A moment later the building was swept away by the flood. LEAVING THE STRIP. Boomers Who Havo Heard the President's Proclamation Are Obeying the Or der to Go Those Who Mean to Stay Are Laving Oat Towns. Gutheie, I. T., March 1C The Presi dent's proclamation ordering all settlers on the Cherokee strip to vacate is already having the desired effect. This, together with the orders received by General Meriitt at Fort Leavenworth to use troops if necessary to eject tbe boomers has already caused considerable of an exodus from the forbidden territory. All day long tbe trains were loaded with boomers leaving the strip. A large number of them went to Arkansas City and about 100 came to this point. Many poor people who flocked to the Cberokeo strip nnder tbe wrong impression that it was open to settlement havo not the means to run and will remain till the troops escort them out. At Willow Springs neither tho President's proclamation nor the order for troops to oust tho boomers has yet been received. Conse quently tho boomers are still arriving in their prairie schooner". Some are returning to Kan sas and Oklahoma, but for everyone tbat leaves there is a new couple to take bis place. Many town site boomers are here, and considerable of a town has been laid off and surveyed. A large tent has been erected, where the boomers held a meeting to-day, and organized the town of Willow Springs. Tbe streets are to be laid off to-morrow, and town lots are to be secured by lottery. Two female boomers were accorded the privilege of making first and sec ond choice of corner lots. A large lumber yard is to be erected and building will begin at once. PANIC IN A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION". Firo Breaks Oat la tbe Chlcano Honse of Ibe Good Shepherd. Chicago, March 10. A wild panic was occa sioned at 2.30 A. ir. by tho breaking ont of fire in the Houso of the Good Shepherd, corner of Hill and Market stroe ts. The fire broke out In tbe storeroom on the first floor of the big building from some unknown cause. The hallway filled with smoke and the thick clouds rolled up in tho rooms above in which a dozen Sisters were sleeping. They were awakened by tho smoke, and tbeir first act was to arouse the sleeping inmates in the rear wing of tho building. Half clad, the sisters ran into tho dormitories whero tbo 300 girls confined in the institution were slumbering.and raised tbe alarm, assuring the girls tbat there was no immediate danger, and led them to acomparatively safe place.from where tbe girls could escape tho more readily in case the fire spread throughout tbe building. After the girls had been taken care of, the Sisters gave tho alarm outside the institution and tbe fire engines were sent for. Before tbe apparatus arrived the Sisters attempted to ex tinguish tbe Dlaze, but it gained on them rapidly, and was soon eating its way through the ceiling to the floors above. Tbe Sisters wero nearly choked by tbe smoko when tho firemen arrived and quickly put tbe blazo out. CHURCHILL DEPENDS HIMSELF. Ho Gives His Reasons for Protesting; Asalnst tbe Paracll Commission. London, March 16. Lord Randolph Church ill, publishing his original protest against tbo Parncll Commission bill, says bo tails to seo how this and his recent speech can be con strued as disloyalty to the Unionist party It seems to him that the charge of disloyalty might bo more forcibly urged against those who, in spito of every warning, forced upon Parliament a measure which by it's his tory and results obviously dealt a heavy blow at the cause and party of tbe union. He explains tbat when ho sent his protest tbe com mission bill was in embryo, and tho Govern ment contemplated abandoning it, or at least withdrawing it. if it led to a protracted debate. The chief objections urged by Lord Ran dolph in his protest were as follows: In the first place, the offer of tho commission to a large extent recognized tho wisdom of the accused in avoiding a trial by jury. In tbe second place it was unprecedented, and in the third place unwise and illegal, to encage Judges in a political conflict which was certain to result in a loss of respect. In a fonrtb objec tion Lord Randolph dealt with the unconstitu tionality of tho tribunal. STOCK YARD MEN'S DEMANDS. Tbey Want an Elght-IIonr Day and the Abolition of home Grievances. CHICAGO, March 1C At a meeting of Stock Yard laborers and packing bouse employes, this afternoon. President O'Neill, of the packers' union, intimated that a formal de mand would be mado within a fortnight for tho establishment of tho eight-hour day for as classes of labor In Packlngtown commencing Slay 1. Tho continuous retention of two weeks' pay from the men bv tbe larger firms is another griovance which, with the so-called iron-clad contract, there is a desire to have abolished at the same time. It was asserted at tbe meeting that nearly 4,000 men are already pledged to ask these con cessions. President O'Neill apparently voiced the sentiment of those present when he de clared tbat arbitration, not a strike, was wanted, and tbat be believed arbitration would not be refused. A SOMNAMBULIST'S MISHAP. Tbo Wifo of Ex-Governor Cheney, of New Hampshire. Falls 20 Feet. Manchester N. H., March 16. Mrs. Chcnoy, the wife of ex-Governor Cheney, whilo in a somnambulistic stato this morning, fell over the railing of the stairs to a landing be neath, a distance of 20 feet, and was very seri ously injured. Her condition to-night 13 con sidered very critical. Miners' Bodlci Cremated. London, March 16. Tho Morsa mine, in Glamorganshire, Wales, where a disastrous ex plosion recently occurred, is again on fire. Tho mice will be flooded. Tbo bodies of 43 victims of tbe late disaster bave been taken out, but it is impossible to get the others. A New Railroad Opened. 8t. Augustine. Fla., March 16. The first train on tbe Georgia Southern i.nd Florida Railroad, which has just been completed to Palatka, arrived here this morning. WE TI IN BLOOD. v Threatenif ives Pieceived by PrincirS, es From the &? COWBOYS OP uE HIGH SCHOOL. Bedford Youths Form an Organization to Drive Him Away. B0USD TOGETHER BY A SECRET OATH To Eland by Each Other, and Well Armed With Eerolrers. Bedford is excited by the discovery of a secret organization in the High School, the members of which go heavily armed, and send letters written in blood to obnoxious individuals. tFPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCH.l Bedford, March 16. There is great ex citement here over the discovery of an or ganized band bearing the title of "The Cow boys of the High School," and composed of some 10 or 15 pupils of that institution. The object of this organization is to force the Principal of the High School, J. K. Heikes, to resign, because he gave one of members a very severe flogging. This was more than these haughty spirits could brook, and a search being made of the rec ords of the lives of numerous dime novel he roes, and it being discovered that the latter would not tamely submit to any such indig nity, but would resent it to the death, it was at once determined to organize an armed re sistance to the tyrant who sought by one operation to subdue their spirits and raised welt3 on tender portions of their anatomy. Had it not been for the action of the father of the boy who was whipped in en gaging Hon. R. C. McNamara to prosecute the wielder of the birch for assault and bat tery, it is probable that tbe dark secrets of the mysterious and bloodthirsty organization might never have been brought to light to startle tho peaceful citizens of Bedford. WRITTEN IN BLOOD. When the School Directors were informed of tbe threatened suit they began an investiga tion, whereupon Principal Heise produced a number of threatening letters from this band of yonthful desperadoes, one of which was wrl tten in hot blood taken from the arm of one of the gang. Then, for the first time, were the existence and workings of this terrible organi zation established. Taking his life in one band and a pencil in the other, your correspondent approached one of tbe members of the High School and asked him whether or not be was a member or tho "High. School Cowboys." After some hesitation he replied that he was, and after a promise tbat his name should not be divulged, he gave an outline of tbe working of the organization, which has partly demoral ized tbe schools of Bedford, which contain more than 600 scholars. He went on to say that tho professor, at tbo least provocation, would double their studies and this was what brought about tbo organization of tho gang, each mem ber of which was bound by a solemn oatb to divulge none of their workings, and in caso any member got into trouble the others were bonud to stick by him. AHMED TO inE TEETH. Ho said some of them carried revolvers, not with the intention of doing the professor bodily harm, but merely to use as a scare and in every way possible make the position ot Pro fessor Heikes one nut to be envied. A letter which was received by the professor and was handed to the School Board was shown to your correspondent last night by President John XI. Reynolds, which threatened tbo professor with death if be did not resign and be again attempted to enter the school building. President Reynolds, when asked wbat action the board had taken, said the board has explicit confidence in the ability of Professor Heikes and will stick by blm through thick and thin. FLOGGED BY WHITE CAPS. Tho Experience of n Young Farmer Who Beat His Wife. Hancock, N. Y., March 16. William Ber caw. aged 23, of East Branch, a vdlage on tbe Ontario and Western Railroad, a few miles from Hancock, was taken from Charlio Wy gart's hotel barroom by six White Cap3 on Tuesday evening of la3t week, conducted across the river to a point on the beach in front of his own home and terribly fiogged by the mob. Tbe crack of tbe whip and Bercaw's groans were heard by tho villagers, who did not interfere. After the flogging Bercaw was taken by tho White Caps into the house, but not until he had sworn by all that wa3 great and good that he would treat bis wife and family decently and go to work. Bercaw was laid up from his injuries till Friday morning, when he boarded a freight train and left for parts unknown. Bercaw bas shamefully abnsed his wifo and threo children, having frequently choked and beaten tbe former to make her give blm the money she earned by washing clothes. The cli max was reached last Sunday morning, when Bercaw ordered his wifo to get npand get breakfast. She refused because there was no wood to start tbe fire with. He threatened to kill her nuless she obeved. She went off on the mountain a half mile and picked up sticks enough to cook their scanty breakfast of pan cakes. Mrs. Bercaw earned 50 cents on Monday by washing stone quarrymen's clothes, but Bercaw choked ber till sbe gave it to him. This was too much for the stalwart young farmers, quarrymen and lumbermen of this village, and they took immediate steps to pun ish him. Mrs. Bercaw says she is glad of it, and declares she can get along all right if her hus band will only keep away. No arrests will bo made. HOW A RACE WAS LOST. Testimony Given by President Archer, of tho Rochester Driving Park. Buffalo, March IB. Tho order to show cause why the National Trotting Association and its President should not be punished for eontempt for an alleged violation of an injunc tion order Issued in tbo Alcyron-Nelson snlU was argued before Judge Corlett at bis chambers Saturday morning. Tho plaintiffs ap peared by Attorney M. J. Smiley, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Norris Morrey, oi this city. The defendants by D. N. Lockwood and Will iam B. Hoyt. i The most Interesting affidavit submitted was that of G. W. Archer, President of the Rochester Driving Park, a member of tbe Board of Review, and one of tho judges of the Alcyron-Nelson $10,000 race. He affirmed 'That on or about October 4, 1833. after said race, he met Frank L. Noble at the Murray House, in New York, and at said race tbat deponent stated to N oole tbat it was fortunate for him that Alcyron threw bis toe weights in the last beat; tbat Noble replied that tbat made no difference, that be bad had tbo horse shod a few days before so tbat no driver could drive him to win the race, and that, if they had taken off Robcns the horse would havo lost just tho same. Noblo further stated tbat before tbo race began he had agreed to let Nelson win the race and bad Nelson's check for 5,000 before the race began; that he (Noble) bad won sec ond money and had got $7,500 out of the race. Deponent said that if tbey bad known of the fraud at the time tbe judges would have de clared tbe pools and the race off." G. A. B. POST AT MONTREAL. Canadians Who Foagbt farUncto Sam Effect an Organization. Montreal, March 16. A post of the Grand Army of the Republic will be formed here. During tho war large numbers of Canadians served on tho Northern side, attracted by the generous bounty offered. A meeting was held this afternoon and steps were taken to form a post. There were present 32 men eligible for membership. Reception to the Labor Delegates. Berlin; March 16. Baron Von Berlepsch, Prussian Minister of the Interior, to-day re ceived tbe labor conference delegates at tbe Hotel de Rome. Orleans Won't Sne for Pardon. Paris, March 16. The Duke of Orleans; writes that ho is opposed to tbe presentation to President Carnot of a petition for his release.