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They announce that they will vote for any candidate, except the man from Crawford. The Bedford and Butler conventions rat ified the action of the primaries in favor of Stone, Pattison secured several solid dele gations, while the Huntingdon Democratic representatives are friendly to 'Wallace. The struggle for Legislative and Congress ional honors in Beaver is decidedly better. ISPECIAL TELEGBAX TO TUE DI6FATCH.I Chasibebsbubg, May 27. The unex pected happened to-day in the County Bepublican Convention. The Delamater delegates were beaten by a telling majority. The "old green spot" has seen many a hard fought political battle in the past, but all were dwarfed by the exciting contest to-day between Delamater and anti-Delamater factions. The latter came in on the home stretch easy winners, and to-night the anti-Delamater men are saying, "We are the people," and the Delamater men are routed bag and baggage. The primaries on Saturday were the hottest ever held here, but to the out sider they seemed to decide nothing. Both sides claim the victory with a persistency that was bewildering. COUNTED THEIB CHICKENS. The Delamater men were aggressive and positive, and showed the figures to back up their claims. The anti-Delamater men were quiet and determined. They said they were content to wait, and show their hands to-day. To-day's convention proved that they had enough and to spare. An enormous crowd thronged the conven tion hall larger than any number ever gathered at a previous convention. There were 30 candidates for county offices, and the Governorship fight was made uncertain by the fear of many delegates to commit themselves lest they jeopardize the interests of the candidate from their localities. WANTED ALI. OE NOTHING. The two Delamater and the two anti Delamater candidates made a personal can vass of the delegates, and all understood that it was to be a fight to the finish. Both asserted that they wanted both delegates or none and would listen to no talk of com promise. County Chairman John A. Seid ers, and Edward S. Bnively, of Shady Grove, were the Delamater candidates for delegates, and they had the personal assur ances of sufficient delegates last night to make their election sure. Colonel George B. Wiestling, who is very popular in the county, and Hon. W. W. Britton were the opposition candidates. Colonel Wiestling came from Mont Alto to Chambersbnrg last nicht covere3 with war paint, and went to mork most energetically. ENOUGH AND TO SPABE. In convention to-day trading was in dulged in very freely, the 36 candidates affording excellent opportunities for this, and by the time the election for delegates was reached Wiestling and Britton had secured enough votes to win. The vote for State delegates was: Wiestling. 108; Britton, 98; Seiders, 67; Snively, 63W. The Delamater men received the announce ment of the result with silence, but the victors loudly applauded. The county ticket nominated was: Leg islature, Hon. W. C. Kreps, of Green Cas tle, and B. F. Welty, of Washington; County Treasurer, William I". Eyster, of Chambersburg; Prothonotary, W. M. Gil Ian, of St Thomas; Register and Becorder, Bobert S. Smilev, of Chambersbnrg; Clerk of the Court, D. L. Grove, of Waynesboro; County Commissioners, John Hnnsicker, of Hamilton, and George W. Frye, of Peters; Director of the Poor, George W. Immel, of Chambersburg; County Auditors, Jacob W. Zug, of Greene, and John S. Immel, of Greene; Coroner, Dr. H. K. Bonbrake, of Chambersburg. EVERYBODY BUT QUAY. The resolutions indorse Harrison, Beaver, Eeed, McKinley, the border raid bill, and submit to the Congressional Conference the propriety of basing representation in the conference on the vote instead of giving each county three conferees. Colonel Wies tling this evening told The Dispatch correspondent that the delegates would go to the convention to vote for any man who would make a stronger candidate than Dela mater. "I cannot say whether I will vote for Hastings, Stone, Montooth, Paxson or Os borne," he said. The result of the election vas received with surprise, and people and politicians profess themselves unable to un derstand the sudden turn of affairs. JUST AS WAS EXPECTED. Piercer's Fonr Democratic Delegates Are In Furor of Mr. Paulson. rSriCIAL TELEGRAM TO THB BISPATCH.1 Mebcee, May 37. The Democratic County Conention was held here to-day. The following were chosen delegates to the State Convention: Wallace Pierce, O. A. Carlin, Philip Eoof and Dr. Daubenspeck. They are all Pattison men, and their elec tion by very large majorities was a decisive victory for the Stranahan faction, which the other side accepts gracefully. The following is the ticket nominated: Assembly, J. P. nines, 8toneboro; F. P. James, Mercer, and J. C. McKnicht, Py znatunng; Sheriff, James Stambangb gharon: Prothonotary, W, J. Lyons, Sndy Iiake; Clerk of Court, M. H. Brooks, Green ville; Becorder, George Watson, Shenango: Treasurer. J. T. CriII, Findlev; Commis fioners3jS.Stubbs, -Sandy Lake, and W.A. Jackfonj6benango; Poor Director, M. P. WsensKyvefferson. ' TO PICK The ritrnggte for Congressional and Legis lative! Honors Senator Qnay's Son Will Probably be (successful There I Active Opposition, Hotnur. etecial telegram to ins pisrATcn.l Beaver, May 27. The political situa tion in Bepublican circles almost upon the eve of the primaries can so far as the im portant officers are concerned, be described j as still in a chaotic condition. Little tbat is hopeful in the way of forecasting the re sults can be gathered from the 36 candi dates, almost every one of whom professes to regard his chances as the best and has a larce following to emphasize his claims. While of course the greatest interest cen ters in the Congressional and Legislative fights, there are several very knotty contests in progress lor offices of less greatness, and no candidate is likely to have a walk-over. This is particularly true of the Congres sional and Legislative honors. C. C. Townsend, the present Bepresentative and candidate for renomination, derives his strength mainly from his con nection with the BJver and Har bor Committee, and his success in securing an appropriation for a dam across the Ohio river below the mouth of the Beaver river. His efforts in behalf of a public building for Beaver Falls are also urged in his favor, and the point made is that if he is not sent back to Congress those interests may suffer in the hands of another. His opponent, Oscar Xi. Jackson, has a large acquaintance in Beaver county, especially among the old soldiers, to whom he stands very near, on account of his efforts and suc cess in securing pensions and furthering pension legislation. The situ ation, as a whole, in the Congressional fight is regarded as about identical with that of four years ago. THE OTHEE COUNTIES. Butler delegates, as is well known, have been instructed for Black, Mercer for Mc Dowell, and Lawrence for Jackson. It is claimed by the Jackson followers that when Black's supporters see the helplessness of their position they will fall in line for the Lawrence connty man to punisb Townsend for the alleged breach of faith in standing for a renomination after pledging himself not to be a candidate for a second term. The Jackson people say they are reasonably sure of the support of the Butler county contin gent, with Mercer and Beaver connties to draw upon for the one vote needed. It is also stated that Jackson has the one dele gate required because ol the inadvertance of Townsend's managers. The latter claim that they have captured one of Jackson's men at home, and that others upon whom his hold is slight are being weaned away. The interest in the Legislative outcome is at fever heat owing largelv to the fact that Senator Quay's son "Dick" is one of the candidates. While there is a growing dis position to rezard as true Senator Quay's claim early in the campaign, namely, that he wonld keep his "hands off" as between the various candidates, his Legislative slate was long since known to be Quay, Jr., and Bobert L. Sterling, of Raccoon township. The refusal of Hon. Ira Mansfield, of Bea ver, and Dr. J, B. Lockhart, of Freedom, to withdraw has COMPLICATED MATTERS to an extent that has rendered the boldest chary about predictinz who will be "Dick's" running mate, it being generally nrtnnnAart tliof 111. AitTiAa .m. ptfl ka n ..-. conceded that his father's son will be a sure winner. While the most sanguine of Dick's opponents hardly dare pre dict his defeat for the nomination. mere is a lacuon, unorganized, it is true, but none the less virulent in its opposition to tbe yonng man, having its greatest strength in Beaver Falls, but numbering among its adherents and, workers, a small party at the county seat and numerous sup porters throughout the county. Against "Dick" Quay personally these people have little or nothing. Beyond the fact that he is young and inexperienced, and by nature and associates not "in touch" with the horny-handed sons of toil, there is little urged against him. The disposition seems to be to visit upon the son's head the alleged shortcomings of the father. MONTOOTH AKD PATTISOK Are the Favorites of tbe Sespectlvo Parties in Westmoreland. rSFSCIAX, TELEQBAM TO THS CIS PATCH. 1 Geeknsbueg, May 27. As tie dates for the primary elections of both parties ap proach, interest in the result in the county deepens. The Bepublican primaries will occur on tbe 7th of Jnne, while the Demo crats will hold theirs just seven days later. Both parties will elect delegates to the State Convention, and the indications now are that the electors will go to Harrisburg un instructed, althouch it is generally believed that Major E. A Montooth will receive the Bepublican delegation. Pattison seems to be the favorite with the Democrats in this county. An exception ally warm fight is being waged for the Dem ocratic nomination for Begister and Be corder. The candidates are Major James M. Laird, A. A. Cribbs and Mr. Conway. The Democrats are displaying more energy this campaign than they have in any pre vious light for years. The knowing poli ticians say tbat ex-Sheriff Gufiey will be the Democratic candidate for Congress in tbe district, and should Colonel Huff re ceive tne indorsement of the Bepublican conferees it will undoubtedly be a fight to the finish without gloves. HEW TORE BEPUBUCAHS Are Already Ortrnnlzing- for the Work or Ibo Fall Campaign. New Yoek, May 27. The Bepublican State Committee met this morning at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. The members were reticent as to why the meeting was called so much earlier this year. General Knapp denied that the meeting had been called to consider the question of holding a State Convention. Secretary Charles Chickering said that the committee had been compelled to assemble thus early in order to meet the requirements of the new ballot election law. The law stated that only 300 voters should reside in one election district, and this would necessitate the division of many of tbe present districts, and the appointment of additional inspectors. A new member was elected to fill a vacancv caused by umuj, tuiu wuiiuiiuxs vtcrc. appointed On ballot reform and registration law. A COUPLE FOE STONE. The Bedford ConventlonBailflei tbo Re sult of tbe Primaries. SPECIAL TILIGKAX TO TBI DISPATC1I.1 Bedpoed, May 27. At the Bepublican County Convention, held here to-day, Can tain John Eichelberger and CaDtain T.ai.fc Conleywere elected delegates to the State Convention, and instructed to vote for Stone for Governor. John Cessna got the instruc tions for Concress, and Hon. E. a Ashcom for the State Senate. Hon. W. Scott Mullin was renominated for the Assembly, with J. W. Smith as the second member. a bbeae: DT THE MONOTONY. ExJSenator Wallace Secures a Trio of Delegates In nuntingdon. 1EPECIAL TZtZOBAM TO THS DISPATCH.! Huxtinodox, Mtiy 27. Ex-Senator H. J. McAlien, Thomas H. Adams and E. S. McMurtrie were elected here to-day at a meeting of tbe Democratic Connty Commit tee as delegates from this county to the State Democratic Convention. Although FIGHT IN WHICH IT IS HARD THE WINNERS. nninstrncted the delegates will support William A. Wallace for tbe Gubernational nomination. The meeting was fully repre sented and strong party sentiment was manifested by the country members, who showed a desire to have tbe delegates. in structed for bim. As Mr. Wallace is a native of this town it was thought expedient by the Democratic leaders to elect delegates who will be friendly to his interests. WALLACE WILL FIGHT. A CONTEST FOR THE PHILADELPHIA DELEGATION. Paulson's Strength In the Western Conn tics Admitted A Candidate for Llcuten. nnt Governor Who Will Train With ths Er-Senntor Other Recent Convert. .-H-ECIALTELEGRAK TO THS DISFATCIT.I Philadelphia. May 27. Ex-Senator Wallace has determined to fight the Pat tison forces in this cityon their own ground. During his stay at the Continental Hotel during the past few days he has been called upon by John E. Faunce, who is anxious to be second on a State ticket with Mr. Wal lace at its head as the candidate for Gov ernor, Samuel Josephs, and other leading party workers. The Wallace people favor Faunce's candidacy tor second place on tbe ticket and will give him their support. A strong effort will be made to divide the Fhiladelpnia delegation and weaken the x'attison forces. The Wallace men claim that outside of this citv Pattison will receive but few votes in the Eastern counties of the States. They admit his strepgth in the Western section, and will try to break it by selecting a can didate from that end of the State for the nomination for Secretary of Internal Affairs. Samuel Josephs, who has. been associating politically for some years past with the leaders in control of the local Democratic organization, has turned in for Wallace's nomination, and to-day held a long confer ence with the ex-Senator at the Continental Hotel. Should the Wallace peonle obtain control of the State Convention the Committee on Credentials will be asked to recommend the appointment of a commission, to be ap pointed by the president of the convention, for tbe purpose of considering the snbject of a change of rules for the control of tbe party organization in this' city. The Wallace forces claim that a change of the party rules will benefit the organization; that the present rules have too many sections in them which permit fraud to be worked ont while living up to the letter of the section of the rules referred to, and that party strife is likely to be continuous unless a change be made. HAEMONY DT BTJTLEB. Delamater's Defeated Friends Terr Calmly Accept the Inevitable Situation. rSrsLIAI. TILEQKAM TO THIS DTSPATCH.l Butleb, May 27. The Bepublican County Convention met at 1 P. m., and was attended by candidates and politicians from all parts of the connty. There was a spirited contest before the convention met for the Chairmanship of tbe County Committee, but when the time arrived for the election of the officers all opposition had disap peared, and S. H. Huselton, Esq., of But lec, had a walkover. The utterances of the convention were remarkable chiefly for what they did not say. There were two resolutions, one of which indorsed the national and State administrations, while the other simply commended the ticket as worthy of support without naming any candidates or instructing tbe delegates. The vote itself was instructions enough, and there was ao disposition to evade or misin terpret it. The ticket is as lollows:"For Sheriff; Wnii M. Brown, of Forward township; Pro thonotary, Captain J. G. Bippns, Oakland township; Begister and Becorder, D. E. Dale, Butler; Clerk of Court, Joseph Cris well, Butler township; Treasurer, James I. Wilson, Centerville; Assembly, A. G. Williams, of Butler, and Josiah M. Thomp son, of Brady township; Commissioners, Samuel T. Marshall, of Butler, and J. C. Kiskadden, of Allegheny township; Au ditors, A. M. Douthett, of Penn township, and J. Albert, of Franklin; Coroner, John Kennedy, of Butler. Flaeger and McMar tin, who were elected delegates to the State Convention, ran in the interest of Stone and will vote for him in the convention. The popular vote was strongly in Stone's favor, and leaves no room for doubt as to how they stand on the Gubernatorial question. BEADY FOB THE FBAY. All of the Candidates Have Secured Quarters at the CnpttnL rf FECJAI. TZXXOIIAM TO THB DISPATCn. 1 Haeeisbueg, May 27. Senator Quay is booked for a room at the Lochiel Hotel during the meeting of the Bepublican State Convention, but it is hinted that he will not be here because he does not desire to be put in tbe position of making an open fight for Delamater, his favorite candidate lor Gov ernor. All the Gubernatorial aspirants have engaged rooms at the Lochiel, as have Senator-elect Bobinson, of Delaware; E. K. Martin, of Lancaster; Senator Watres, of Lackawanna aud J. A. M. Passmore, of Philadelphia, who are classed as candidates for Lieutenant Governor. Colonel Thomas J. Stewart, candidate for re-election to the office of Secretary of In ternal Affairs, has also had rooms assigned to him, but he will not need them for the purpose of canvassing for votes, as no op position to his renomination has developed. DEHOCBATS D? C0NTB0L. Their Fall State Ticket Elected by the Rhode Island Lefiislotare. Newtoet, B. I., May 27. After the usual preliminary exercises the two houses of the State Legislature assembled in joint session at noon, and after organizing took a recess until 2 o'clock. A full count of the votes cast at the last election not being an nounced npon reassembling, John W. Davis was elected Governor; W. C. T. Wartwell, of Bristol, Lieutenant Governor; Siba O. Slocum, of Providence, Attorney General; Ed McGuinness, of Providence, Secretary of State, and John C. Perry, of Kingstown, General Treasurer. The proclamations were made from the balcony of the State House. A LITTLE BOODLE, TOO. Ths Illinois Prohibitionists Raise 85,000 With Which to Carry Ibo Stnte. Bloomingtoh-, III., May 27. The State Convention of Prohibitionists met here this morning with attendance of COO dele gates from all parts of Illinois. J. Boss Hanna, of Monmonth, was chosen Tem porary Chairman, and in a speech said the original package decision was a good thing for prohibition, since It got the question into national affairs. It was ordered that $5,000 be raised in the State, and nearly 4,000 was pledged in the convention. It was resolved to place in nomination to-morrow a full State ticket and also a United States Senator. AND STILL THEY C0HE. Colombia Connty to the Front With a Solid Paulson Delegation. rsrZCIAI. TII.EORAK TO TITI DISPATCH. 1 Bloomsbubg, May 27. Columbia County Democratic Convention to-day elected C. G. Murphy, Bobert Buckingham, W. H. Bbawn and B. F. G. Kashinki dele gates to the Scranton convention, and while no instructions were given, the delegation are Known to oe lavorable to the nomina tion offtf-Governor Pattison. PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY. SAFE ONLY IN FEONT. The Test of a Dynamite Cartridge in a Rifled Cannon Besnlts in A MOST TREMENDOUS EXPLOSION. Flying Fragments Ascend Oyer a Thou sand Feet in the Air. MAN! KAEEOW ESCAPES FROM DEATH. Tag Trial Had Seen Hale the Occasion of a General Picnic Party. A rifled Cannon, a relic of the war, burst at Perryville, N. Y., on the first shot of a trial with dynamite cartridges. Thousands or spectators were present and there were many marvelous escapes from death. Tbe inventor asserts that he will try again at once. rsPXCIAX. TELEOBAJI TO THB DtSPATCTM Steacuse, May 27. Dr. J. Gilhert Justine's experiment to-day at Perryville In firing shells charged with dynamite from a Biakely rifle ended with a tremendous ex plosion on the first shot. The big gun went all to pieces, hurling massive chunks of iron in all directions among the hundreds of sightseers, and the many escapes from a horrible death were most miraculous, to say the least. As it was, one jot two were slightly hurt by flying pieces of metal. The incoming trains brought hundreds of people from far and near to witness the ex periment. Among the most prominent ones were Commander Jewell, from the torpedo station at Newport, who represented the United States Government, ex-Lieutenant Maynard, of the United States navy, and Yung Wings, ex-commissioner of education, representing the Chinese Government, Large delegations of business men came from Syracuse, Utica and Elmira to see both the gun and the fun. A selic of xhe was. The experiment was conducted in a large ravine near the town of Perryville. The Hu uscu was u xnajLoiy rme ui maoiucu bore, which had done good service in the Confederate cause in the War of theBe bellion. The target was an almost perpen dicular cliff of solid rock, one-third of a mile distant, over which the water rushes in a series of cascades through the ravine. Six nine-inch shells, 41 inches long, had been prepared for the occasion. Each was as follows: An outer shell of seven-sixteenths steel enclosed in inner shell, which contains the dynamite, which in tnrn is en closed in cylindrical wooden boxes. Cart ridges of "giant powder" are put into these boxes and placed in a resilient earth known as kieselguhr. Cocoa compressed common powder, which burns slowly and is pro gressive, was used for firing the rifle. It was something after 2 o'clock when everything was in readiness for the test. The woods and hills ronnd about were then covered with people, and down in the ravine the sewing society of the local village chnrch had a booth where they dispensed picnic lemonade and sandwiches with patent insides. Despite the siens posted here and there reading: "Dynamite! Dan gerous!" many of the country people crowded round about the gun or gaped into the wooden house where Dr. Justine has his nitro-glycerioe stored TO CATCH IT ON THE FLY. Some half-dozen., njmatenr j)h.otographer took up positions near the big rifle and"adV justed their slides for the coming explosion. The major portion ot the crowd climbed to the brow ot the hill overlooking the ravine. Suddenly the cry rang out that the fu6e was fired and everybody held their breath. In a second there was a puff of smoke and then a tremendous report. In a twinkling huge masses of iron were seen spinning; in the airv in all directions and everybody had to look ont, for there was no Bpot which escaped the flying debris. It is most miraculous that many were not killed, for the tremendous force of the dynamite scattered the gun in a tnousano iraginents wmcu new in as many different directions. Inventor Justine and a Syracuse shoe merchant, named Cassius Brand were behind a tree 20 yards away when the breech of the gun went' whizzing by them. Had they been unsheltered, they must have been in stantly killed. A bevy of doctors from Cazenovia and Woodstock, took similar refuge behind a big stump ot a tree about 15 yards to the west of the gun. The right arm of the rifle shot over this stump bounding into the water and covering the doctors with dirt and powder. A BATHES HABBOW ESCAPE. Among those who took refuge behind the stnmp was Lawyer Dennison, the one who secured Dr. Justine's patent. Mr. Den nison was peering over the stump to see the big gun go off, when suddenly he was trans fixed to the spot with fright. A 1,000 pound piece of the right arm grazed his head, covering hiui with powder and dirt. One young man had planted his camera tripod within 20 yards of the gun and ex posed the negative when the signal to fire was eiven and apiece of the breech nearlv took off his head, so that it was a consider able time before he manifested any curiosity regarding the condition ot the negative. The occurrence was photographed on his memory lor all time. Dr. Justine's wife was standing behind a clump of trees near her husband. The end of the breech of the big gun was driven back throngh the gun carriage cutting a swath through tbe young sapphngs and plowing the earth within a few yards of her. From the hillside where The Dispatch representative had taken his. stand for ob servations, the explosion was most grand and awe-inspiring. Great masses of iron shot into the air over 1.000 feet hmh When thesejnasses descended thousands of eyes followed their flight witn breathless suspense, for the hnge chunks went down into the very heart of the crowd. TIME TO DODGE. Fortunately they were shot np so high that their line of descent allowed every one a minnte or two to dodge them. As it was one chunk weighing half a ton plunged inree leet into tbe earth alongside a Svra cuse merchant. After the sudden panic had subsided every one rushed down in the raving to see the destruction that the explo sion had wrought. There was not a vestige of the hie ran in the position it had originally ocenpied. In other words, over 12 tons of steel had been distributed promiscuously over hill and dale in fragments of from one ounce to one ton, and this, too, in every conceivable point of the compass. One of the first men to inspect tbe pieces of tbe shattered gun was Commander Jewell, of the Newport torpedo station. "The trouble seems to have been with the cartridge, primarily," said he. "The steel shell was only partly filled, and hence cer tain parts had to support a very heavy strain. Now, the action of dynamite is in the direction of the least resistance. The shock of discharge evidently brofce the thin steel casing of the projectile, thus letting the flames from the powder reach the dyna mite which would have produced the ex plosion. Air AWCIEST WEAPON. "In the next place, the guu was an ex ceedingly old one, and should not have been used in an experiment of this kind, which requires the strongest kind ot a rifled gun. This gun was in the War of the Rebellion, and served out its days of useful ness. Even With powder alone it was not a kiafe piece, to fire. Aa it was. the broken pieces show the metal to have been full of uaws,and utterly unfit for the present pur- The inventor, Dr. Justine, was consider ably cast down over the unfortunate term mt,1X of t0-day' experiment. Said he: J March last we fired some half dozen hells with great success. The last weighed oil pounds, carried 18 pounds of dynamite, and was projected bv 35 pounds of powder. In to-day's test the s"hells were not so heavi ly charged, and yet we have met failure. I attribute the hsrd luck not to the system, tit the defect in the construction of the Shell, as well of the old gun we used. We Idund portions of the shell up near the cliff, showing conclusively that there must have been two explosions, and these not quite simultaneously. This would go to show that the shell must have got wedged into the gun. The rifling on the broken piece shows that it was internal pressure that caused the bursting. We will try tbe ex periment again within the present year." SOLD INTO SLAVERY. A CHINESE QiRL BOUGHT FOR $600 AND KEPT A PRISONER. Shocking Story of Cranltr Told by n Tonna IHona-oIInn Girl Deceived by Her Lover' Smooth Stories Sbo li Lured to DIolt Street nnif Imprisoned. rSPECIAI. TELEOUAM TO TUB DI8PATCH.1 New Yoek, May 27. What Police Jus tice Qorman said was the most remarkable appeal for proteotion that he had ever heard, was made to him to-day at the Tombs Court by Suen Yee, a 19-year-old Chinese girl who had been a prisoner in Mott street for a year. Two police officers found the cirl in the rooms of Lee Khi, on the top floor of the big Chinese tenement at 11 Mott street, and arrested them. Suen Yee's hiding placewas discovered two weeks ago, and after investigating the case, a reporter went before Justice Gorman to-day and made affidavit that Suen Yee was being held against her will by Lee Khi. There was a sensation in Mott street when the arrests were made. There are only six native women in all the Chinese colony, and they are kept hidden from the sight of Caucasians. A crowd trooped noisily after the little Chinese woman. She is slender, good looking and modest in deportment. buen's arrival in court made a bigger stir even than her appearance on the street It was the first time that a Chinese woman had ever entered the gloomy court room. She torn tbe interpreter tbat she was born in Amoy, China, and that she came to San Francisco five years ago. There she got acquainted with Ah Boon, a good looking young Chinaman, who, when he was not playing fan tan, made love to her. He" told her New York was a paradise for Chinese girls, and she yielded to his repre sentations and came here. Ah Hoon took her to Lee Khi's place. The young gam bler had hard luck bncking the Chinese tiger, apd in a few months was bankrupt. Lee Kbl had taken a strong fancy to the Chinese), maid, and Ah Hoon agreed to part with Suen for ?600, which Khi paid, and the girl, was turned over to him as if she had been so much tea or rice. "Lee Khi forced me to live with him," Suen sajd, "and to go with other Chinamen. If I refused he beat me with a blackjack'. I was afraid of him. I want to live better. I should'like to live like an American lady and be eood." Lee Khi stood listening with a scared look while the girl was telling her story. He denied Miss Suen's charge, and Justice Gorman said he wonld .give the case a thorough examination to-morrow afternoon, and hold Khi in $2,500 bail. AGAIN HE ESCAPES. SHcotr iATlnff-jo-'QUebep WltUa French Cannifthn Woman. - Geand Falls, Que., May 27. Ex Sergeant at Arms Silcott, of the United States Congress, and a French-Canadian woman have been staying in St. Lonis parish, in the Sagnenay region. Mr. May berry, of the Grand Falls Hotel, learned of this from the lumbermen and afler some delay in getting advice from Washington, he started with a warrant for their arrest. He returned to Grand Falls late on Satur day night and said the couple had flown. Three days before he reached the place the woman sailed on the Quebec steamer, and when he arrived, Silcott was not to be found and none of tbe natives knew were he was. A little hut, 12 miles in the woods, which the couple had occupied all winter, was empty. Mr. Mayberry learned tbat Silcott bought a lot of lumber and had the hut built. It was near the camp of some lumber men who supplied the couple with most of their food. The lumbermen said the coaple had plenty of money. Mr. Mayberry has no doubt that the man was Silcott. A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK. Air. Dillon tddresnes a Faeltlve Meeting; nnd is Struck by a Policeman. Dublin, May 27. The demonstration at Cashel to-day, which was prohibited by a Government proclamation, wa3 a game of of hide and seek. Mr. Dillon managed to address a fugitive meeting outside of Bohrlah in, and then drove to the village to address another meeting, which the police dispersed with theirbatons. Messrs. O'Brien and Dillon protested against the action of the police, and Mr. Dillon was struck with a baton. A military detachment arriving several charges were made. A policeman was injured. A SAWHTIX BOILER EXPLODES Instantly ltUlIng One Dion and Fatally In juring Another. Buckhannon, W. Va., May 27. The boiler of a steam sawmill belonging to Will iam Means, located near Centerville. TJpshir county, exploded to-day. Bnssell Hyre was instantly killed. His body was fright fully mangled. Floyd Wilson was fatally injured. C. B. Brake had an" arm broken and several others received slight injuries. t FIVE CBTNAMEN DETAINED. Violators ofilis Exclusion Imw and Labor Smaffalcrs Arrested. Teot, N. Y., May 27. Five Chinamen were detained at this place on Saturday on complaint of United States Commissioner Willard, for violation of the exclusion law in crossing the Canadian frontier into this State. The prisoners admitted that they had come from Montreal. Two Americans came with them. One was arrested and it is believed that he is one of the gang that has a contract to smuggle into the United States 200 Chinamen. The other American escaped. The Chinamen have no passports and will be sentjback to Canada. A FEMALE LECTUBEB MOBBED. Sonth Dakota Denizens Not Impressed by tbe Woman Saffraeo Idea. BPECIAl. TELEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH. Tbip, S. Dak., May 27. Mary Seymonr Howell, of New 'JTork, who came here with Susan B. Anthony in the interest of woman's suffrage with the intention of deliver ing a lecture, was prevented by a mob. The scboolhouse had been retained for the lec ture; but tbe school board, made up of foreigners, told Mrs. Howell that women ought to stay at home and mind babies, and relused to allow her to enter. A number' of citizens ranged themselves on the side of Mrs. Howell, and a riot was imminent. The lady left town in the inter ests of peace. I .1 1 T- X. 31 AN ENTERING WEDGE Sure to Lead to tbo Destruction of Inter-State Commerce. THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE BILL Meets With Strong Opposition Upon Con stitutional Grounds. McKISLEI'S MEASURE IN THE SENATE. Sherman 8ajs It Will Sot bs Reported by tbe Com mlttn Until July. Wilson's bill to allow States to regulate or prohibit the traffic in liquors in original packages was considered in the Senate yes terday. A number of speeches were made against the measure. The tariff bill will bo taken up by the full Finance Committee,and will not be reported before July 1. Washington, May 27. The Senate to day resumed consideration of the bill sub jectins imported liquors to the provisions of the laws of the several States, tbe question being on the substitute -reported yesterday from the Judiciary Committee providing that liquors so transported shall, when their actual and continuous transportation shall have terminated, be considered to have ceased to be tbe subjects of commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, and shall be a part of the common mass of property within the State, and be subject to its police regulations. Mr. Coke argued against the constitu tional right of Congress to relegate its delegated powers back to the States. Mr. George made a constitutional argument on the question and gave his support to the bill. A PEBPLEXING QUESTION. Mr. Bustis said that the question pre sented by the bill under discussion was a very perplexing one. On the one hand large property interests were represented, and on the other hand, there was encoun tered a strong moral .sentiment in one or two or more States. The difficulty in the question arose in tbe attempt to reconcile tbe conflict between the rights of property, under tbe Constitution and laws, and that moral sentiment known as prohibition. To day it was proposed to legislate against the breweries of Milwaukee and of St. Lonis, and against tbe distilleries of Kentucky, North Carolina and Illinois. "And of New York," said Mr. Blair. "Yes, of New York and New Hamp shire," said Mr. Eustii. Laughter. "It is proposed," continued Mr. Eustis. "to tell the people of Iowa that they shall have the power to regulate commerce be tween themselves and all the other States on the liquor question." JUST THE BEGINNING. To-morrow they wou'd be asking for the exclusion of cottonseed oil, of which the State of Louisiana prodnced a large amount in value. Then they would be asking tbat drossed beef from Illinois and tobacco from North Carolina should not be considered an article of commerce within the meaning of the Constitution. And thus power would be given to each State to build on its ex terior limits an Impenetrable wall that should exclude the product of every foreign country and of every other State. The pendintfbill couldhot become a law with the help of his vote. He was a States' rights Democrat of the strictest sect, and was in favor of the States exercising, to an un limited extent, the rights which they had reserved. But the powers which thev had lodged in the Federal Government, and lodged wisely, he wanted the Federal Gov ernment to exercise exclusively. It had been amusing, he said, to hear Bepublican New England Senators preaching the doc trine ot States' rights. He had been sur prised at the sudden conversion of these Bepublican Senators. A TEBY SUDDEN CHANGE. He!could not understand how it was that they had abjured their political faith, re nounced their political education, repu diated their political convictions, and falsi fied their political records. Such a per formance, intended only to captivate the excited imagination of a prohibition audi ence, had been to him inexpressibly comic. But tbe noviate of these Senators had been too short. Their probation too light to justify their being admitted into full fellowship with believers in States' rights. If, on the question of a Federal election law, and on the question of civil rights, those Senators should show that they had counted their beads and said their prayers and were trnly penitent, States' rights men would be ready to give them their holy blessing. After further debate the bill went over without action, Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, giving notice that he would ask the Senate to re main in session to-morrow until the bill was disposed of. The House Committee on Commerce this morning agreed to favorably report the bill providing tbat no State shall be restrained in its power to prohibit or restrain tSe sale or transportation of oleomargarine. IN SESSION ALL STJHHEB. Tbo Tariff Bill Will Not be Reported to the Senate Until July. Washington, May 27. After disposing of a few private bills to-day the Senate Com mittee on Finance tbok np the tariff bill. On motion of Mr. Sherman it was voted to consider tbe bill in fnll committee instead of referring to a sub-committee. The com mittee will meet Thursday to begin its labors. Senator Sherman said that under the plan adopted the bill could not be re ported to the Senate by July 1. , Upon the subject of giving hearings to persons and delegations interested in the bill, Senators Morrill aud Sherman ex pressed themselves in favor of so doing, and the latter was not inclined to fix a limit npon the time to be accorded the various interests, it is believed tbat when the committee meets Thursday, hearings will be formally agreed upon. If this plan of procedure prevails, the session will be materially prolonged. T0B THE GAEFIELD DEDICATION. The Presldental Pony Leaves This Even- log on n Special Train. Washington, May 27. The President will leave Washington in a special train to-morrow evening at 6 o'clock for Cleve land to take part in the Garfield monument celebration on Decoration Day. He will be accompanied by Vice President Morton, Secretaries Blaine, Windom and Busk, and Attorney General Miller. Not la Line With the Grangers. Washington, May 27. The Ways and Means Committee to-day determined, by a unanimous vote, to reject tbe scheme of Government loans based on farm mortgages and crops. The committee regard this' measure as not only visionary and imprac ticable; but unconstitutional. To Complete That Monument. Washington, May 27. Bepresentative Flower, of New York, introduced in the House to-day a joint resolution appropriat ing $250,000 to complete the great monu ment at New York. A DECREASE IN THE DEBT AM rTTTCT? D17TH7TC OF THE VARIOUS COMMONWEALTHS OF THE UNITED STATES. Tbo Connties, However. Have Become Homewbnt More Deeply Intolved Tbe First Report of tbo Eleventh Census Comparative Fignresi Washington, May 27. The Cenius Office to-day made public the first results of the eleventh census in relation to State and local finance. It consists of a preliminary report by Mr. T. Campbell Copcland. The reports show tbat the princi pal of the State debts at the present time is $228,679,817. Of this amount $191,954,206 is bonded debt, and $33,725,610 floating debt. This shows a net decrease in the total debt during the last ten years of $54,459,484, the bonded debt having been decreased br $64,083,449, and floating debt increased by $9,623,764. The changes in the same debt, by geographical divisions, have been as follows: Total in 1830. Dec. since 1S80 Eastern States. S39,S74.068 J1L2M.117 Middle States 33,498,112 11.387,482 Southern States.... 107,016,077 28,022,(1 Western States 47,531.261 S,752.iC0 Total $223,679,817 J5M59,4S4 Tbe States have reduced their debts to this extent, says the report, mainly by ap plying to the redemption of their obliga tions the revenues not needed for current expenses. In a few cases, however, a re ductiou of the debt has been effected by tbe eniorced redemption of obligations at a dis count, but the amount of reduction through this process cannot be ascertained until the statements of outstanding debts in tbose States have been compared with the cash re ceipts and expenditures on account of the debt for the same period and the differences noted. As to the connty indebtedness the report shows the total bonded debt of the 2,809 counties in tbe United States and Territor ies to be $130,734,959 as against $104,493,752 in 1880. The floating debt of these counties in 1880 was $16,745,331, while their present floating debt is $14,958,881, a decrease of $1,786,450. This shows an increase in the total debt of the counties of tbe United States daring the last ten vears of $24,454, 756. THE HEB0 OF SAMOA Will Probnblr Keceive Consideration at Ibe Hands of Concress. ISrZCIAI. TELIOllAM TO TltX DI8FATCFM Washington, May 27. Congress is likely to pass the bill placing B. E. Jack son on the list of ensigns of the navy. Jackson was a naval cadet on the Trenton at Samoa during the hurricane. When Lieutenant Brown gave bis novel order for all the men to mass in the rigging there was a hesitation. Jackson was the first .to realize the command, and led the way into theropes. The men fol lowed, and'by this human sail the vessel aud 450 lives were saved. Jackson failed to pass his examination and was dismissed from the service. He has since been studying medicine at bis North Carolina home. He has had the support of Brown and Captain Farquhar in this matter, and they are delighted to-day over the fact that the House Naval Com mittee recommends the passage of the Jack son bill. ONE DOLLAB JOB FRANCE. The Contribution of President Harrison to ths Proposed Testimonial. rSPECIAI. TELEOBAJI TO TOE DISPATCH. Washington, May 27. President Har rison received a polite note the other day from the committee having charge of the proposed testimonial in marble or bronze to be presented to France as a token of gratitude for tbe men and ships she fnrnished tbe struggling colonists during the Bevolutionary War. The note stated the above facts and requested a contribution from the head of the American nation as a very proper start for the fund. The Presi dent promptly contributed, as the following letter will show. Executive Mansion, Washington. My Dear Sir Acknowledging the receipt otyour letter of March 1 last, with the accom panying documents, tbe President directs me to enclose SI as desired to the proposed memo rial from America to France. Very trnly yours. E. W. Halfobd, Private Secretary. THE PRECEDENT BE0KEN. Carlisle Gets tbe Place on tbe Finance Committee of the Senate. Washington, May 27. The Democratic Senatorial cauens to-day adopted the report of the Committee on Charge of Assignments to Membership on Senate Committees and placed Senator Carlisle on the Committees on Finance, Territories and Woman's Suf frage. He takes Senator Blackburn's place on the Committee on Territories, Blackburn going to the Committee on Appointments, to fill the vacancy there caused by the death of Senator Beck. Later in the day Vice President Morton announced the appointments in accordance with this decision. TWO PUBLIC BTHLDINGS For Enterprising Communities in This Sec. tlon of tbe Country. Washington, May 27. In the House to-day, on motion ot Mr. Townsend, of Pennsylvania, a Senate bill was passed for the erection of a public building at Beaver Falls, Pa., at a cost of $50,000, with an amendment striking out tbe appropriation clause. On motion of Mr. Wilson, of West Vir ginia, a Senate bill was passed for the erec tion of a pnblic bnilding at Martinsburg, W. Va., with an amendment reducing the limit ot cost from $125,000 to $75,000. JUST LIKE JTKEESP0BT. Another Case la Which the Wrong Ofllce. Seeker Was Appointed. Washington, May 27. The President to-day sent to the Senate the nomination of Bockwell J. Flint to be Marshal of tbe Western district of Wisconsin. An hour or two afterward he sent in tbe name of George C. Gmty lor the same office. The second message was made necessary by the error of a clerk in the Department of Justice who sent the name of the, wrong ap plicant in the first place to the White House. M0BE LAB0B COMPLICATIONS. Tbe St. Lonis Lathers Have Struck, Which Slay Involve the Carpenters. St. Lonis; Mo,, May 27, Another move ment was made in labor circles to-day. The lathers, who have been uneasy for some weeks, have struck. This has enforced idleness on the plas terers and it is feared that tbe carpenters may become involved, as an effort will be made to indnce, if not to compel, them to do lathing in addition to their own work. STBTJCK WITH A PICKAX A Courtney Miner Kecelves a Blow That Mny Cause Death. . SPECIAL TELEQKAM TO TBI PISrATCH. McKeespoet, May 27. William Saun ders, colored, is under arrest at Mononga hela City for hitting William Saunders, a blacksmith, on the head with a pickax. It Is thought Saunders will die. Both were employed at the, Buffalo "tl Works at Courtney. , a. " vu.xijr llUDiiijO, J i The Lfe & Powerful African CLX TriL v 'A 'u Strong Fight AGAINST P0, ,iSB INVADERS. An Expedition Routed and Driven From the interior in Disorder. GLADSTONE OX THELIQUOE QDESTIO.Y. Prince Ferdinand's Allrznl Mnrdtrer Eunerated at the Trial. One of the large native tribes of Africa has revolted against the Portuguese and forced an expedition to retread. Heretofore they have been on friendly terms with the Europeans. Great apprehension is felt for the safety of missionaries and other whites in that region. fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.: Lisbon, May 27. News has just reached bere from Africa ot the scattering of Cap tain Consiero's expedition, the remnants of which are now at Caconda. The chief of the noted Bihe people has rebelled, and the consequences may be serious for any white people in the region where they dwell. The Bihe plateau is about 300 miles east of the Portuguese port of Benguela. on the west coast Owing to its elevation it is one of the healthiest parts of Africa, and white men live there in comfort and prosperity. The people of Bihe are a very numerous and superior people, as African tribes go. They are skillful agriculturists and ironworkers, but they are chiefly known as travelers. Parties of them go from Bihe to the very center of the con tinent with European goods to sell for ivory and slaves, and their activity made Biha one of the great slave markets of inner A'rica. Explorers on the west coast think their fortune is made if they can get a lot of Bihe porters. They are all armed with guns. This region is in Portuguese territory, and the troubles tbe powerful Bihe chief has been having with the white authorities has culminated in an attack upon the Portuguese, who have retreated southwest to Caconda, nearly halt way to the coast. The famons Silva Porto is reported to have killed himself. He was probably tbe richest white man in inner Africa, and" he aeenmn lated his property by trade between Biha and the interior. There will be some anxiety in this country until news is received of the" safety of Mr. Sanders anil his wife and other acrents of the American Board of Foreign Missions who have been established at Bihe for a number of years. Their relations with the people have, since their expulsion from Bihe a number of years aso. been quite cordial, and it is entirely probable that they are not involved in the troubles with the Portuguese. EXONERATED FROM BLAME. Tbo Alleged Murderers of Prince Ferdin and on Trlnl. Sofia. May 27. In tbe Panitza trial to day the Pnblic Prosecutor In his address exonerated Panitza from any intention to murder Prince Ferdinand or any one else, and also exonerated the Czar and Bussian Minister Hitrovo Irom all knowledge of the plot. Bnt he contended that the Ottoman penal code required the death sentence for Panitza, Arinandaoff and PitzofF, and a long imprisonment for the others accused. Major Panitza's counsel opened the case for the defense. He described the whole case as a ridicnlous affair, to which tho penal code was in no way applicable. Be refuted the charges against Panitza, who, he sMd, was known for his bravery and patriotism. The arrest of Panitza, he maintained, was a violation ot the law. As for the letters which had been presented in evidence thev were not worth refuting. Not a single argnment had been adduced to prove that Panitzi authorized the correspondence with Captain Koio bofE ' x ME. GLADSTONE'S VIEWS. Tbe License Systems nbonld be Invested With Locnl Elective Dodle.. London, May 27. Mr. Gladstone, speak ing to-day at Hawarden, appealed for a final utterance against further paltering with the Irish question. He denounced tho bill for tbe compensation of publicans who may be deprived of their licenses. Tbe whole control of tbe license system, he said, ought to be vested in local elective bodies. DOWN THE LIGHT SHAFT. A Wronged Woman's Method of Ending Her Woes nnd Existence. rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DIgrATCB.1 Ne-sv Yoek, May 27. In a tenement house in Forsyth street lived Mary Calla han and ber sister Ellen Callahan. Ellen, who was a handsome woman of 30, worked in a silk mill. To all of their friends Ellen was known as a single woman, but was married to Edward Towns in March last. The marriage was a secret one. Towne visited her evenings, but they never openly lived together. Two or three days ago William M. Towne, a brother of Edward, brougbt the news fo Ellen tbat he had a wife and two children living. He applied for a warrant for his brother's ar rest, but the Justice told him to bring the second wife to court. On Monday Ellen and Wm. Towne swore ont a warrant and Edward Towne was ar rested tbat night. He was arraigned this morning and the case was adjourned by the Justice until 3 o'clock, in "order to have tbe clergyman present who performed the second marriage. Ellen went home to her dinner, and at 2 o'clock she dressed for the street and started for the Court House, but returned, and going tothe roof, jumped down the light shaft, seven stories, and was picked up dead, a shapeleu mass of humanity. ABBESTED BY PEOHLBniONISTS. An Original Package Man's Dond Refused by a Kansas Justice. Sauna, Kan., May 27. One Cooper, representing the Heim Brewing Company, of Kansas City, who opened up an "original package" business here yesterday, was to day arrested by the city authorities charged with violating the prohibition ordinance. A plea of not guilty was entered, and an ap peal bond was refused by the police justice. Application will be made to District Judge Thompson for a writ of habeas corpus. It is understood that the Heim Brewing Company will take the case as far up as necessary to further test the "original pack age" question. MAJ0E TTTMTIAT.T. MUBDEBED, A Prominent Newspaper Man nnd Politician Killed. Jackson, Miss., May 27. The dead body of Major A. N. Kiniball.ji native of New Hampshire, bnt for 40 years a prominent 'newspaper man of this State, and Beceiver of Public Moneys under President Garfield, was found by the roadside this morning. 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