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Sunday's Storm the Most So
lvere Ever Known In the
Broke With Heaviest Forco Upon
Fated Lako Pepin, "Wlioro Ibe
Greatest Loss Occurred.
From Their Watery Graves at the Bot
tom of the Treacherous Missis
sippi Goes Bravely On.
And the Scenes of Horror and Suffering Which the
rasscngers on the Steamer Sea Win;
Additional particulars of the great storm
in the Northwest show it to be greater than
any other single calamity that has eTer vis
ited that part of the country. The list of
dead will reach into the hundreds. The
greatest loss of life was on Lake Pepin.
rsprcixL teleceam to the dispatch.
Lake City, Mnrs., July 14. Treach
erous Lake Pepin smiled and dimpled under
a cloudless sky this morning without a trace
of the terrible disaster of last night trie
most horrible of tbe long catalogue of fatali
ties for which this famous sheet of water is
noted. Lake Pepin is merely an expansion
of the Mississippi river from Bed "Wing on
the north to "Wabasha on the south, in all,
30 miles in length and with an average
breadth of three miles, the widest point be
ing at this city, where the ill-fated steamer
Sea "Wing was swamped and her ireight of
human lives lost.
Lake City is at the center of tbe west bank
and Stockholm is on the "Wisconsin side,
opposite, if ear Lake City on a bluff over
looking the lake is the encampment of the
First Regiment Minnesota National Guards,
known as Camp Lake View. It was to
visit this camp that the little steamer Sea
"Wing, commanded by Captain D. N.
Wcathern, left Bed Wing early Sunday
morning with an excursion party.
Tho Fatal Return Trip.
Trie Sea "Wing is a small craft, a stern
wheeler with an upper cabin, and carried in
tow an open, fiat barge.
After spending the cay at Lake City aud
the adjacent camp, the Sea "Wing began her
return voyage shortly alter 8 o'clock last
CTtnlng. At the outset the wind was blow
ing fiercely frcm the northwest, but
the thought of a dangerous gale never
occurred to the officers or passengers. As
tbe jittle boat slowly struggled to tbe north,
the wind boro her toward the "Wisconsin
shore, and as the clouds grew ominoutly
black suggestions came to return to port,
but the captain thought the storm could be
weathered. Suddenly the tempest de
scended. It was not a cyclone, bnt a fierce,
headlong tornado that piled the waves
rnonntaln high, and rent the forest on shore
with a portentious crush that carried dismay
to ttio crowded boat and barge. At the same
time a pelting shower of hail began, beating
mercilessly upon tbcunprotcctcd crowd in the
barge and driving the party on the steamer
to the seclusion of the cabin.
Tlio Fall rower of tlio Slorm.
By some fatal error the cabin doors were
locked and the affrighted crowd of women
and children left to their fata. The storm
rose with greater power and the wind gained
force every second, but the crowd stood pale
and silent, until suddenly a voice broke out:
"We're lostl"Xt came from a pilot and seemed
to break the spell. The scene that followed
was one of frenzy, fear and despair; cries,
cobs and shriecs broke from every part
of tbe boat, and by common impulse
men and women sank to their knees and
prayed aloud. Tho captain was sow thor
oughly alarmed and committed a blunder
that cost many lives. The Wisconsin shore
was close at hand, and he directed the pilot
to run for it and beach both boats. The
pilot protested, and the captain was induced
to cut loose the floating barge. An order
was given to put the women aboard the
barge, but in the excitement it went un
heeded. The rope was cut and the barge
drifted rapidly away and grounded. Thirty
men and women were aboard and were saved.
On Board the ben Wine.
Released from the weight of the barge the
Bea "Wing tossed about like a cockle-shell,
and her head could not be kept to the wind.
"Bun for the shore," yelled the Captain.
The moment the bow was turned toward the
east the wind caught the fated craft amid
ships and whirled it clear around. It
righted and seemed safe, but even the howl
ing of the storm was lost in the wild and
despairing shrieks that came from the
doomed passengers. "Women clung to each
other and to their children, and the shrill
treble of their cries and lamentations went
out and mingled with ths deep diaphason of
the wind that was now blowing a hurricane.
Men5- on the upper deck could scarcely
bang on, and two women had their ex
hausted hold torn away and were swept off
intoJW boiling waters astern. A little
luilame and then a wilder burst of the
storm. The bow or the Sea "Wing was lifted
into the air. The broadside of the vessel
i caught the force of the gale and the boat was
lifted Almost Mil' out ef tlie. water and in
vertetlly dashed down Into the liver.
The I .ml Giles ef iltn liinwn'd.
Ths upper works were smashed to splint
ers and then crushed beneath the weight of
the hull, wlileh raked all over the river,
Spore of women and children seut up n
last agonising shriek of terror and despair
as they wcie hurled Into the water, the
greater portion of them being carried under
neath by the suctiop, from whence there
was no possibility of swimming out, The
water about the capslsed boat was soon
dotted with the beads of tbe stronger swim
mers, and in a few moments some 25 or
more were safely lodged on the upturned
bottom. Those first gaining the temporary
place of safety, assisted the others in
climbing up tho slippery surface, and in
ten minutes all tbe human beings in sight
oi the poor creatures were on the boat and
adding their efforts to the united cry for
help from the shore. The fury of the storm
was soon abated, and just as the few remain
ing ones were beginning to think there was
hope of escape from death tho boat gave
another plunge and again precipitated them
into the water. As it turned back on its
side there was another struggle between life
and death, and a lew more lives were lost
before the side of the boat could be reached.
The Storm Abated,
In the meantime the barge had rapidly
drifted away and finally grounded, several
men leaping off and swam ashore, but those
who clung to the barge were safely rescued.
Tbe storm showed signs of abatement. The
stygian darkness which overhung the lake
was dissipated, and in ten minutes a clear
sky was unfurled above. Lanterns dancing
along the shore on both sides gave
hope to the survivors clinging to
both barge and wreck. The shrieks and
cries had reached the shore, and from Lake
City on one side and Stockholm on the other
came the rescuing boats. The storm was
abated in fury by 9.30 o'clock, and tbe re
port of the disaster to the boat had reached
tbe people of Lake City from those who had
reached the land from the barge. Rowboats
were speedily put out to the scene of the
wreck and about 25 people were soon con
signed to the shore. Among them was only
one lady.
A Cowardlr Captain.
The Captain of the steamer Ethel Howard
would not put out to the wreck when called
upon by the citizens of Lake City to do so,
claiming that tbe storm had not yet suffi
ciently abated to make it safe for him to do
so. Many rowboats pushed out at once, and
John Burke, of St. Paul, went ont right
away with his little steam launch. "With
this little craft he did valuable service, and
saved a score of lives. The little launch
was kept cruising over the lake
until nearly daylight, and as late
as 2:30 A. w. picked up an occasional excur
sionist. At 2:30 A. 31. a man was found by
Mr. Bnrke's boat who had been floating
with a life preserver ever since the wreck.
The man was alive but completely ex
hausted. Early in the evening a boy 12
years old came swimming to the shore with
a life preserver about him, and soon after a
man with two boys, one on each arm, reached
the bank in safety.
" The Work of Rescue.
About midnight a band of rescuers con
gregated on Central Point and commenced
the work of removing tbe bodies from the
wreck. By 2 o'clock C2 bodies were taken
out and placed in a long row on the bank of
the lake. AH of the bodies that could be
seenred were removed from the boat, many
more still remaining in the cabin, which
could not be reached until tho steamer was
towed to the shore after daylight The
bodies were later on taken on board the
steamer Ethel Howard, and at 3:30 a. m.
the steamer started up the lake
to Bed Wing. The bodies were
ranged in six rows on the lower
deck of the boat, and as the steamer
arrived at its destination at 0:10 a. m. hun
dreds of citizens of the ill-fated city were
on the dock ready to commence tho work of
The Sea Wing had on board, according to
the best estimates, 207 people, including
tbe crews. Of these, it is believed 81 havo
been saved, leaving the death list 120,
which may be reduced slightly. Crazed by
the loss of bis wire and son, Captain Weath
crn is in no condition to give estimates, and
until the list of missing is checked off and
verified the actual death loss is guess work,
ticenei That Mnilfi Heart Qunke.
The work of rescuing the living and re
covering the dead has continued without in
termission, and by morning something liko
an accurate tabulation can be made. Under
the influence of wind and current the wreck
of the Sea Wing drifted down until It struck
the stranded barge, and from that point the
recovery of the bodies is progressing. The
steamers Lulla and Baven, after thrco
hours' work, succeeded in pulling off the
cabin, and then the stoutest hearts grew
faint at the scene that discloscd.itsclf. Hero
a young man's body is cold and stiff with
tho form of his sweetheart clasped close to
his heart, a mother with her two children at
her bosom floated next. Girls and boys,
even babies, were locked together in the
rigid embrace of death. Some with faces
portiaying the sad struggle in which they
died, and others with placid cententment
on their features. About CO bodies were in
the cabin and others had been dragged
down to the machinery oi tho lower deck.
The wife and eon of Captain Weathern were
among those dead.
Carlnff for the Dead.
As rapidly as recovered the bodies were
conveyed to Lake City for identification
and then forwarded to their homes. The
river is black with craft of every descrip
tion surrounding the wreck, and cries and
shrieks follow rapidly the recovery of each
body, showing tbe identification by a father
of a wife or daughter, a son of a mother, or
a mother of a child. Hundreds of stricken
relatives who vainly clamored on the
shore for transportation on the
water are standing at tbe landing
hoping or fearing that each trip of the
funeral boat wilt bring the remains of
loved ones. The heart of a stone would be
touched bv the despairing grief that clouds
every countenance and tells of the familv
through which death has swept a gap. Tbe
work of rescue is in charge of Adjutant
General Mullen, of Minnesota, who has
ordered out the Pirst Begiment to assist.
One br One, Bodies nre Being Recovered.
Here Is one dragged by a grappling hook
from the hold of the steamer, and there a
shout announces the discovery of a floating
corpse further down stream. Every few
minutes the sullen boom of a heavy piece of
ordnance roars out over the water, where
Battery A is endeavoring to bring by con
cussion some drilting body to the surface.
Slowly the gaps are filled between the full
list and the living, and slowly the despair
ing group on .the shore thioB out as body
alter body is claimed and carried out. And
so goes on the sad duty as night closes
down upon the scene, and then by lanterns j
and torehei the search li carried for into the
Hew ilia Biorm Appeared loihe People of
M, rnnl"A Oram! Vet Terrlbla PlglU
Tlio Only Paulines Were nt Lakes repln
nnd nervals,
St, Paul, July 14, Tbe storm whloh
last evening wrought such terrible bavoo at
Lake Pepin and nervals was only remark
able in this city for tbe heavy rainfall and
heavy thunder. The advance guard of tba
storm king was first noticed away in tho
southwest about 3 r. M. Soon the sky was
overcast, and by 4 o'clock it was nearly
as dark as night. This storm passed
over without much rain. Then in the
northeast tho sky became a deep blue-black
mass, while the surrounding atmosphere
took on a yellowish tinge, said to be pecu
liar to cyolonic storms. People in the city
thought it nothing more than the heaviest
rain storm of the summer. Vivid lightning
flashes illumined the blackened sky, and
the rain descended in torrents. By 8 o'clock
the storm was over and the sky was clear,
except away In tho southeast, where forked
tongues of electricity continued to light up
the horizon.
Soon rumors were set afloat of dire dis
asters. A boat was said to have been over
turned on White Bear Lake and from 60 to
70peopl drowned. This was proven un
true, however, by the arrival of the train
from that resort A feeling of relief
was felt when reporters arrived from
the scene ot the cyclone at Lake
Gervais and reported it to be so much
smaller than the first wild rumors. It
was not until nearly midnight that the first
news of the Pepin horror reached here, and,
though there were a few strollers around 'the
newspaper offices, the news was not generally
known until this morning.
The only fatalities were those at Lakes
Pepin and Gervais. About this city, be
tween here and Gervais, several houses were
Long; List of Victims at Lake City and Lake
Lake Crrr, Minn., July 14. Follow
ing is a revised list of the dead, or those
missing and known to be dead, at Lake
Mamie Adams, O. A. Anderson, Mrs. Blakely
and two children, Miss Brennan. Katie Burk
hardt, Phoebe Bierson, John Bahrns and wife,
Charles Brown, Leon Creamer, Fred Chris,
Eddie Uhnstoferson, Katie Davis, Kato
Daly, Charles Dlnstage. John Engelbertson,
Miss Feates, Minnie Fisher, Ira Fulton,
Peter Gerkm, wlfo and five cbldren,
Mrs. Merritt oreen. Miss Ida Green,
Fred Hempling and wife, Herman Hempling,
William Hempling. Lizzie Hemplinc, Fred
Hattemeyer, Will Hipper, Geo. Harris, Theo
dore Hardnell, Lizzie Ann Harrison, Mabel
Holten, Theodore Hornedel, Joanna Hum
phcrt Arthur Haclen. Cora Johnson,
Thomas Leason, Myrtle Mero, Nellie
Miles. Emma Nelson, George Nelson,
Mary Obern, Orrln Osky, Martin O'Shauqh
nessy, Sadie Pearson, Julia Perslg. Annie Per
slg, Alice Palmer, Nettie Palmer, Knute Peter
son, C. H. Reheder. Mrs. Scbenberg, daughter
and two children, Mrs. F. Bheff and daughter,
Annie Stelgcr, Francis Steiger, Fred Sereres
and daughter, Henry Btlffncy, Floy Smith, Mrs.
Stawson, John Schemer, wife and two children,
John Strope, Annie Snyder. Miss Selbrasse,
Mary bkoglund, Mrs. Nellie Wethern, Pearl
Wethern. Addle Wing and sister, Bertha
At Lake Gervais the dead and missing
Peter Melsen, George J. Miller, Rev. Dr.
Pbaefle, of Brennan, Tex.; Mrs. J. H. Bcbur
mclcr, Charlie Schurmcler.
Tbe seriously injuredat Lake Gervais and
vicinity are:
Mrs. Lincoln J. Clark, possibly fatally hurt:
Miss Minnie Mciss, breast badly crushed and
back cut: Frank Melancon, seriously cut about
head, will die; Mrs. Lydla Ann Melancon, head
badly cut, body bruised; Qdentbor, abra
sions and internal Injuries; Simon Good,
bruised about bead and chest and Internal in
juries; J. Scbnrmeler. badly cut about head
and chest; Mrs. S. Good, contusion of eyo and
bad scalp wound; Mrs. Hubort Schurmeler,
head badly bruised and eye destroyed. Fifteen
or 20 others badly bruised and generally bat
tered up, but not seriously Injured.
Wholesale Poisoning- of Stock and Other
nilschleTons Deeds.
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TJniontown, July 14. Reports reached
hero to-day that there was a wholesale
poisoning of sheep near New Salem, this
county, yesterday. The daughters of J. A.
Moore, deceased, heard the sheep near the
house bleating in a distressing manner, and
they found 11 in a flock of 45 dead, and tho
others are dying rapidly. A small quantity
of blue vitriol was lound on a rock near the
barn. Tbe stuff contained salt and paris
green also. On the 11th of June last C. B.
Hauey found a lot of chopped food and
and some salted vitriol lying about the field
where he kept his cows pastured. They did
not turn the cows into the field that day, or
they would have been killed.
Two or three weeks ago a nail was
driven into one of their horse's hoofs near
the frog, and various other deeds ot a cow
ardly kind have been committed by some
ono in that vicinity. Several poor cows
have been cut about tbe udders, and there
seems to be no end to the ugly deeds.
The community is greatly excited over the
Sheffield -Cntlery Men Denounce tho Die
KlnlcT TurlflT BUI.
London, July 14. At Sheffield to-day
tbe Mayor of that city presided over a meet
ing attended by 12,000 persons, tbe meeting
having been arranged for last week, its ob
ject being to protest against the McKinley
tariff bill as seriously affecting Sheffield's
manufacturing interests.
During the meeting a master cutler pro
posed, and the President of the Chamber of
Commerce seconded, a resolution calling
upon tbe Government to take protective
measures against the McKinley tariff bill,
which, it was stated, threatened to become
the means of destroying Sheffield's trade
with America. The resolution was carried
by acclamation.
Republican Senatorial Cancns on
Adoption of Gas Rale.
special. TELioruai TO TUB DISFATOn.J
Washington, July 14. Thirty-one Be
publican Senators attended the second cau
cus held at the Senate Chamber to-night to
consider the adoption of a gag rule to be
applied to debate in the Senate.
Thei sentiment; in to-night's caucus was
almost unanimous in favor of the necessity
ol a rule without any regard whatever to
whether it is to be applied to a tariff bill,
election bill or some total different
Intcrpoilcff la a Nelslibor' Domestic Affairs
Prores Fatal.
rsrscui, teleobam to tub dispatcili
Chabi,eston, July 14. A cold-blooded
murder was committed near Webster, Court
House, Saturday night John Cohen and
his wife bad quarled, and Ben Boder, a
friend of the famih, went to the house in
the absence of Mr. Cohen to try to bring
about a reconciliation.
While be was talking to Mrs. Cohen, her
husband entered, and without a moment's
warning shot Boder through the heart. The
man died instantly.
Tlio President Mixes His Klsimturo
to tlio Colobratod Measure,
That If Bow is Tat on the Free IM Va,
Should Have Its Equivalent
He Also Mildly Scores tbe Treient Tariff Dill rending
In the Beasts,
President Harrison yesterday signed the
Silver Bill, and it is now a law. Secretary
Blaine, in a letter to Senator tfrye calls the
attention or the Senate to the question of
making a big bid for South American trade.
Washington, July 14. Without de
mur or hesitation, and without preparing
any message of analysis or excuse, as had
been rumored he would, the President this
afternoon attached his signature to the
silver bill, and that famous measure is now
a law and the possessors of bullion can
begin at once to send in their bags lull to
theTtreasury. It will be some time, how
ever, before the bullion certificates can be
prepared. A new design will doubtless be
made varying somewhat from the silver cer
tificates now in use, and the bureau of en
graving and printing, already worked to its
full capacity, will be put to its utmost to do
this additional work.
In the consideration of the sundry civil
bill ot the Senate to-day an amendment was
reached which had been inserted by the
Appropriation Committee, providing $80,
000 for the erection of a wing to the build
ing of tbe bureau, and in the discussion
upon it the old question of hand versus
steam presses sprang up again.
Several of the Senators were horrified to
find that the cost of printing' the paper cur
rency had been increased by the abolition
of the steam presses. Senator Allison read
from a letter from Chief Meredith of the
bureau, stating that tbe cost ot the printing
was increased only from 8 to 10 per cent
and Mr. Allison and other Senators were
fully convinced that the superior quality of
the printing more than warranted the in
creased expenditure. This amendment was
agreed to and so, also was another appro
priating 5333,00 for improvine and extend
ing the Treasury vaults. This was the
substance of a separate bill passed by the
House and in accordance with on urgent
recommendation of the Treasury authori
ties. When passed by the House there was
no contemplation of the silver bill as now
enacted, but if the amendment be accepted
by the House, there will bo an immense
overhauling and extension of 'those wealthy
precincts which lie beneath the massive
walls and the ground floors of the treasury.
An Open Letter From tho Secretary of Stato
to Senator'j'rje Our Trade With Cnbn
Sugar on tho Freo List Suggestions to
the Senate.
Washington, July 14. The following
letter from Secretary Blaine has been re
ceived to-day by Senator Frye:
Bab Hahbob, Me., July 11, 1S90.
Dear Mr. Fryet
lhavo just recelrod intelligence from tho
highest commercial authority in Havana that
American flour under the new duties Imposed
by Spain cannot reach tbe Cuban market un
der a cost of $11 iO per barrel, counting tho
shipping price In New York at $4 60 per barrel.
Spain holds the market for herself and Is able
to send European flour at a price which to
tally excludes the American flour from tbo
markets of Cuba and Porto Rica. Other arti
cles of American growth are llkowiso taxed
by Spain to tbe point of prohibition. This one
sided commerce will seriously lnjnro the ship
ping routes which are still in American hands,
larcoly, it not exclusively.
It would certainly be a very extraordinary
policy on the part ot our Qorernment just at
this time to open our market without cbargo of
duty to the enormous crops of sugar raised in
tbo two Spanish islands, Cuba and Porto ltlca
furnish tho United States with nearly or quits
ono-half of the sugar which wo consume, and
we aro far larger consumers than any other
nation in tbo world. To give a free market to
this Immense product of the Spanish planta
tions at tbe moment Spain is excluding tho
products of American farms from her market
would be a policy as unprecedented as It would
be unwise.
Our trado with tbo American republics as
well as with tho West India Islands has teen
for manr years in a most unsatisfactory condi
tion. The aggregate balance of trado with all
Latin America Is heavily against us. A slnclo
illustration will suffice. Since wo repealed tho
duty on coffee In 1872 we havo imported the
products of Brazil to the extent nf 321,800,000,
and hare sold to her only SIM 135 000 of our own
products. Tho difference, 5663,671,000, wo bavo
paid in gold or its equivalent, and Brazil has
expanded the vast smn In tbo markets of
Europe. You can readily see how diffeient tho
result would have been if in return for the free
admission of Brazilian coffee in our markets we
had exacted the free admission of certain
products of the United States in the Brazilian
market. To repeat this error with sucar (to an
amonnt three times as largo as with coffee)
will close all opportunity to establish re
ciprocity of traie with Latin America.
xne cnaree against toe protective policy
which has Injured it most is that Us benefits go
wholly to tbe manufacturer and the capitalist
and not at all to the farmer. You and I well
know that this is not true, but still it is tho
most plausible, and, therefore, the most hurt
ful argument made by the free trader. Here
is an opportunity where the farmer may be
benefited urlmarily, undeniably and richly
benefited. Hero Is an opportunity for a Repub
lican Congress to open the markets of 40 000 000
of people to the products of American farmers
Shall we seize the opportunity or shall wo
throw It away?
I do not donbt that In many respects the
tariff bill pending in tbe Senate is a just meas
ure and that most of Its provisions are in accord
ance with the wise policy of protection. But
there Is not a section or a line in tbe entire bill
that will open a market for another bushel of
wheat or another barrel of pork. If sugar Is
not placed on tbe free list without exactfnc
important trade concessions in return, we shall
close the door for a profitable reciprocity
against ourselves, Itbinkyou will find some
valuable hints on this subject in the President's
brief message of Jnue 18, with as much prac
tical wisdom as was ever stated m so short a
Our foreign market for breadstuffs grows
narrower. Groat Britain is exerting every
nerve to seenre her bread supplies from India
and the rapid expansion or tne wneat area in
Busaia gives us a powerful competitor in ths
markets of'Europe.
It becomes us, therefore, to use every oppor
tunity for the extonsion of our market on
both of the Atnerjcan continents. With nearly
100,000,000 worth of sucar seeking our market
every year, wo shall prove ourselves most un
skilled legislators If vo do not secure a large
field for the sale and consumption of our
breadstuffs and provisions. Tbe late confer
ence of American republics proved the exist
ence of a common desire for closer relations.
Our Congress should take up tbe work where
tbe International conference left It. Our field
of commercial development and progress lies
south ot us. 'Very sincerely yours.
James G. Blainb.
Hon. W. P. Frye, United States Senate.
The Inter-State Commerce Commission I
mntm Order to the Railroads. ,
Wabhinoiow, July 14. The Inter-State
Commerce Comroliiloner) have deeldod to
Inns an order dlreetlng tip vrlau rail
roads to make a rediioHon In the rated ef
tramportatlon for grain. Thli aellon 1 In
aeeordanee with the reeommendatlanpi sent
tthe Senate by the Commissioners on June
7M relerence to the resolution of Senator
Oulljim, Jntrndneed In February last. Cora,
mlloner Morrison said that the order
vwald not be likely to hove nny efleot upon
plying rates on railroads east of the Miss
Isiinpi river, lor the reason that these roads
had reduced their rates to a point where they
are not regarded as excessive, and would af
fect few of the roads outside of the States of
Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri,
where tbe enforced reduction would be
eqnivalent to about 0 per cent in some eases
and 15 in others, Wbilo the order will of
conrse be applied to the business of all
roads, it will not affect certain specifie com
plaints of overcharging that ure now and
hare been for somo time pending before tbe
Putlle Attempts to Pnss Laws Against tbo
Louisiana Octopus.
IBrEOIAL TXLXOILAX to tue dispatch. 1
Washington, July 14. Tho contro
versy pending between the Governor and
Legislature of Louisiana has reawakened
Interest here in a long-dormant topic. One
of the relorms on which it was the purpose
of the present administration to make a
rtcord for itself as soon as it should have
both Houses of Congress in the hands of tbe
Republicans was tbe suppression
ot the lottery business all over the
country. Like several of his prede
cessors, Postmaster General Wana
maker determined to head tbe crusade him
self by procuring legislation to prevent the
use of the mails by unlawful enterprises of
this sort. He dwelt with some severity on
the subject in his first annual report last
winter, and in accordance therewith fivq
different bills have been introduced in the
House this session. These bills were f e
l erred as fast as they were introduced to the
House Committee on Postoffices and Post
Boads, where they have been in a pigeon
hole ever since.
Unfortnately the Louisiana lottery has
lobbyists in Washington ho boast in
private conversation that tbev are always
sure of success. It is douhtlul whether any
hostile legislation will be forthcoming from
the present Congress unless the victory of
the anti-lottery party in Louisiana becomes
complete and the company cannot find a
Iawiul lodgment anywhere else in the
United States. Under these conditions of
course, there would be no use of keeping up
the fight longer, and Congress might be
allowed 'to pass any legislation it wanted to,
without the interference of the lobby.
A Chance for tho henniorlnl Friends of a
Swindling Stroll.
Washington, July 14. Mr. B. Shepard
Whyte, the young swell mentioned in these
telegrams last evening, who forged his em
ployer's name to checks lor over $1,000 and
left the city, who had been a society pet and
swell on $700 a year and dined and
wined Senators and foreign Ministers,
has been arrested in Kentucky and
will return to Washington without a requi
sition. Ho telegraphed from here to Miss
Luella Blackburn, at Versailles, Ky., the
residence of her father, Senator Blackburn,
that he was coming on to visit her. Miss
Luella drove from Versailles to Lexington
and met him at the train, but be was also
met bv detectives who made a motion to
arrest him. Miss Blackburn was indignant,
vouched for Whyte so earnestly, and was
so certain there had been some horrible
mistake, that tbe officers let Whyte go. Tbe
latter stepped into Miss Blackburn's
carriage nuu the two drove away.
Tbe officers soon discovered they had seen
the right man, and made haste to follow
him to Versailles, but, arrived there, they
lound Whyte had onlya accompanied Miss
Blackburn for a short' distance, probably
haying confessed to her and been invited to
leave tbo carriage. Soon after he was ar
rested in the vicinity, and some of his
Iriends in the Senate and the foreign lega
tions will have an opportunity to go on his
bail bond.
From Active Political LI To at tbo Cloio of
Ills Present Term.
Washington, July 14 Senator Sher
man has decided to retire to private life at
tho expiration of his present term, March 3,
1893. His successlul management of tho
silver bill bv which he was enabled to bring
the silver and anti-silver men together
to give the committee support on the bill
which became a law to-day is .regarded by
himself and friends as the crowning act of
his career. It is probably the last publio
service that ho will render to his narty.
Mr. Sherman has within the past day or
two made known his determination to sev
eral ol his Bepublican friends, who have
urged him to reconsider it.
The Senator says, however, that he had
made up his mind to put the turmoil of
Eolitical life behind him and will not alter
is decision to take up his residence at bis
home in Mansfield in 1893 and spend the
remainder of his days in peace and quiet
He will not be a Presidentnl candidate
again and will not accept a re-election to
the Senate. He is now 64 years of age,
has been in publio life continually for more
than 40 years and thinks he has earned a
Capital Chat.
The United States steamship Alliance ar
rived yesterday at Hong Kong.
Rumor Is current that negotiations are pend
ing for the purchase of Cuba by the United
States Government.
The bill authorizing tbe sale of the Ft Ellis
military reservation in Montana, was favorably
reported to the Senate yesterday.
Census Supekintendent Pobtee, acting
on the advice of tbo Attorney General, ordered
a recount of one of the census districts of Min
neapolis. The bill granting the Pennsylvania road cer
tain privileges for laying tracks on publio
streets in Washington was taken up yesterday
in the House.
The House Committee on Education reported
favorably on the Senate bill, which gave a por
tion of the proceeds of tbe sales of public lands
to aid mechanical and agricultural colleges.
The President has Issued an order that tbe
national flag be displayed at half-mast upon all
the buildings of the executive departments in
Washington until after the funeral of John C.
The House Committee on War Claims or
dered a favorable report on the House bill for
the relief of creditors of the Bank of Louis
iana, which is in bankruptcy. Tbe bill appro
priates 312,000 to make the payment
Amokq the bills reported from committees
and placed on tbe calendar In the Senate was
the bill appropriating 50,000 for a memorial
structure at Marietta, O., commemorative of
tho settlement of the Northwestern territory.
Speaker Reed will not permit the consid
eration of any more public building bills In tho
House. About 12 have been passed, while there
are upward of 70 remaining on the calendar, In
volving about S25, 000,000.
The House speut nearly the entire day in
committee ot the whole upon District of Co
lumbia affairs, the bill under consideration
being tbe Atkinson Railroad bill, authorizing
the construction of tbe Baltimore and Potomac
Hailroad in the District of Columbia.
Mr, Uell,,.i member of the City Council nf
St. Louis, and Mr. Chase, President of tho
Mercantile Club, called on -Secretary Noble
and. as the representatives of the citizens'
committee of St Louis, asked that a recount
or the population of the city be ordered under
the census act
Mnjor IIorACO Lacy Writes a Lcttor
Full of Dlttcrost Abuso of
An Incident of the Malione Campaign
Leads to Wordy Warfare,
Written Op by a Political adrenary In a Style Fur
Ifi cm Flattering.
A spicy letter from Major J. Horace
Lacy, In which be rakes Jubal Early over
the coals, lends additional interest to tbe
heated controversy now in progress be
tween those distinguished ex-Confederates
The trouble originated during the Mahone
FBEDErtiCKSBUito, Va., July 14. Con
siderable interest is being manifested here
and tbroogbout the entire conntry over the
difficulty now pending between Major J.
Horace Lacy, of this city, and General
Jubal A. Early, of Louisiana, both of whom
aro distinguished ex-Confederate officers,
and are known to be men oi courage. The
beginning of the difficulty dates from the
Gubernatorial canvass of last fall, when
General Mahone was the Bepublican nomi
nee. It was during this canvass that Ma
hone had circulated a letter signed by Major
Lacy, which stated that at a dinner party
given by General Lee, the latter had said
to Lacy, in tbe presence of General Wade
Hampton, that, during tbe war, he had
often thought whom he would like to have
in command of the Coniederate forces, in
case of accident to himself, and that his
reference would have been General
lacy's tbe aroused.
When this circular was distributed it
caused considerable comment, and some
political capital was made out of it Gen
eral Hampton's attention was called to it,
and be strongly denied it, and the matter
was hushed up. It would not have again
been made public, but for themeeting of
Major Laey and General Early at
the unveiling of the Lee statue inBich
mond, in May last, at which place Major
Lacy reported that when he met Early he
was treated contemptuously by him. This
was published, and when it reached Early
be replied in verv scathing language, deny
ing that be met Lacy, and saying that he
regarded the letter published by Mahone
and signed by Lacy as one of the vilest
slanders that could have been uttered
against General Lee, and that he had no
respect for the man who uttered it
This statement was not seen by Major
Lacy until last week, when he denounced
Early in verv abusive language, and said
be would publish a reply in which he would
show Early up.
a scathing abbaionhent.
Tbe reply was given out this evening, and
it is as follows:
In dignifying by my notice tbo unprovoked
and malicious assault upon my honor and in
tegrity made by General Early In an article
copied from the Lynchburg News, I will sty
that for many years, both in war and peaco,
my relations have been kind ana even cordial
with General Early. I was greatly surprised
at tbe brutal Insult he offered me at the ban
quet ot the Army of Northern Virginia on tbe
unveiling of the statue of Lee. But I am not
sarprisea at his not-rememDerlne it inr no was
evidently blind drunk at the time, and not re
sponsible for bis actions. But what tbe Psalm
ist said in bis haste of all men, Early, who
differs from the Psalmist la this as in every
thing, has deliberately written of me. It will,
however, I think, be generally believed that
Intense hatred of Mahone, rather than want of
faith In my honor and veracity, impelled the
present publications.
Inheriting little, save an honorable name, I
can proudly say that for more than three-score
years It was never tarnished by tbe breath of
detraction In oven suspicion, until the fonl,
false charge of gratuitous and necessary false
hood uttered to enhance the reputation of a
bitter political enemy, was mido by this
drunken, tbereslte and hoary-beaded slanderer,
now waxed insolent and wanton upon the
bounty ot tbo Louisiana lottery. While noth
ing unless bitter, extreme and consorlous,
Early, It Is well known, has been found on both
sides of tbe great questions of bis time.
Ho now denounces every Republican in tbo
South as desertor, traitor and scoundrel, but
during all his civil and political life bo held tho
opinions which found their logical expression
in tbo principles and policy of that party. It Is
within tho memory of all that from the strong
est Unionist and roost abject submlsslonlst in
the Virginia constitutional convention, after
tho Stato was kicked out by Lincoln's procla
mation and high rank given him in the army.
Early became tbe most extreme fire-eater and
ardent secessionist It Is also well known that
this notorious, practical mlscegenatlonlst has
emphasized tbo Anclo-Saxon and supremacy
of tbe wblto race by refusing to enter Vir
ginia's legislative balls as long as a negro is ad
mitted as a member.
Gifted with a fine memory and average
abilities, Early presents tbo sad spectacle of
one who has cultivated only tho malevolent
passions until, like vipers, they constantly hiss
from his lips. Who can look without a shudder
of sorrow and pity, mingled with contempt and
scorn, upon tbataged and bowed form, ciothed
with cursing as with a garment pouring forth
upon all who differ with him abuse and slander,
lrom a heart and mind full of wrath, malice
and all uncharitableness except when full of
bad whisky? For I am told that in the abysmal
depths of his present degradation, 'Early is as
indifferent to tho quality of his liquor as
to tbo character of his associates.
The exact words of General Lee, as written
down by me on tbe day upon which they were
uttered, were: "Amonctho younger men In too
army oi nortnern Virginia l imnK William
Mabono developed the highest qualities for or
ganization and command." Tms would stil
give Early a chance to be tho successor ot Leel
but after bis valley experiences, even he could
hardly have hoped for an Independent com
mand, for, upon those pages which contain the
record of every glorious but unfortunate con
test blurred by tears aud stained with blood,
there are no words which we read with deener
sbame and humiliation than those which
record the
where tbe fruits of glorious victory were ig
nomlnlously lost by the license and revelry
which followed the capture of tne Federal
camps, and after a series of unparalelled re
verses ended so disastrously at Waynesboro
with the total flight and dispersion of the en
tire command, of which Early, a lonely fugi
tive across the mountain, could not return to
see of his lost legions ono organized company.
Now, more than a quarter of a century has
elapsed since the garments rolled in blood havo
passed away, and the Sontb, rising from the
asbes and blood of her desolated fields and
ruined homes, enters upon a new career of in
dustrial enterprise and material development
and prosperity, which already bids fair to more
than compensate for her lost political suprema
cy and old historic renown. At such a tfmetbe
presence at the North and in the South of that
old Bourbon element which Is alike un
able to learn or forget s most un
fortunate and injurious. The reverse
of tbe benediction pronounced upon the
peacemakers should surely fall upon
the stirrers-up of strife the men who rake amid
tbe asbes of tbe past to bring together tbe coals
now almost extinct and rekindle upon tbe altars
of sectional prejudice and party aggrandize
ment the fires which once burnt all too fiercely;
the men who, poring only over those pages
which vindicate their political wisdom or Illus
trate their martial valor, only to intensify tbe
passions and preiudices of the past, are utterlv
nnable to meet the exigencies and tbe duties of
the present and never lift their furrowed brows
to catch a gleam of tbe coming glory. Ingalls
and Early, we hope, will stand in the Pantheon
of history as the last representative types of
that dangerous, destructive, but happily almost
extinct species.
She Couldn't Deliver the Goodi.
Pbovidence, B. I., July 14. Miss
Georgiana Cockroft was arrested to-day for
fraudulently using the mails. She has been
running a matrimonial agency, and men in
Montana claimed they sank f 150 in it and1
secured no wives.
Ha Jlellevm Mo (Inn Ho the World In 00
Dnra rfpsi Tlmo-A fln nl Ills Villa
nniMIPIlsiikepplniArrnngemePl CooU
Ins Ills flwnfllrnls,
rsrucufcTnntoBAu TOTiiBnisFiiort.'
Tacoma, July 14. In a brand-new, little
drab-colored lour.rnom cottage on the crest
of a knoll in Pernhill, a suburb of Taooma,
now resides George Praneis Train. A re
porter called on him to-day. Some Boston
baked beans, cocoa made by Mr. Train
himself on his $3 stove, and brown bread
were placed before him, and while he
enjoyed the repast Mr. Train told him bow
happy he was in his new home, where, as he
said, he could hear the birds sing and
breathe the pure air. Mr. Train is looking
remarkably well. Directly in front of bis
cottage, on a pine staff ISO feet high, floats
an American flag. Around the awning
over the front door, on a broad strip of can
vas, in big blue and red letters, are these
Sixtv days around the world, New York to
Tacoma, via tho New York Central, Chicago
and Northwestern and Northern Pacific Bail
ways. Small flags and banners fluttered from
various parts of the awning and comfortabie
chairs are ranged along the porch. Here
the philosopher reclines and contemplates
the rapid growth of the country. In the
main room are the curios which he collected
during bis last trip round the globe. These
are ranged on large shelves and in pigeon
holes and on tables.
Mr. Train has an army of callers every
day. Everybody is received by him in per
son, and though, as he says, he was for a
long time accustomed to ten servants he now
cooks his own meals. Such happiness, be
says, he has never known before. He has
had built a handsome place just in tbe rear
of the villa for tbe children. It is amply
provided with seats and with toys of various
kinds, and here for a portion of
each day Mr. Train entertains the
Western youth. Just west of the Train
villa, on the adjoining lot, the philosopher
has built another cottage lor bis daughter,
who is to visit him snnn. All about these
cottages are towering fir and pine trees and
bright new stumps, lrom which trees have
recently been cut Scattered at intervals
are a great many new and unpaiuted be uses.
Mr. Train thinks ot making another trip
around the world soon. He says he can
make it next time in 50 days.
a t.t:ap nrro niagaba.
Trnslc Suicide of nn Unknown Itlnn nt tho
, American Falli.
Niaoaba Falls, July 14. The most
startling and tragic suicide of the season
occurred this afternoon when a young man,
whose name or residence has not been ascer
tained, leaped to death from Prospect Point
right in full sight of at least 500 people.
The young man came down from
Buffalo on the New Central traiu
and soon after the train had left the
station the suicide scraped an acquaintance
with John Burns of the Continental hotel
and M. J. Daly. They started down Falls
street. Several salcons were visited before
tho party reached the park and every time
the suicide took beer. It was noticed that
the snicide kept slightly in advance of his
newly-made acquaintances and he said be
"was in a hurry to see the falls."
They had stood and enjoyed the view from
the point but a short time when tbe young
man said "good by, boys, I am going over
the falls," at once jumping upon tbe stone
wull and leaping right out into the river
just at the brink of the American fall, dis
appearing in tho mist below almost In
stantly. The suicide was about 5 feet 8
Inches in height, about S3 years old,
smoothed faced and wore a black derby bat
and gray-checkered pantaloons and a vest
and coat of blue cloth.
James A. Simmons Charged With Abetting
Claasisn and Pall.
HbwYobk, July ii It is James A.
Simmons' turn now to fail the United
States courts and answer to the charge of
helping work tbe Sixth National Bank. He
was arrested this morning, put undcE $23,000
bail by Commissioner Shields in the alter,
noon and falling to procure bondsmen
was lodged in Ludlow Street Jail over
night He will appear before the Com
missioner to-day at noon tor preliminary
examination, bimons was arrested upon a
warrant granted by Commissioner Shields
on Saturday upon affidavit of United States
District Attorney Mitchell. The charge is
aiding and abetting Peter J. CInassen's em
bezzlement of bonds worth $022,000 lrom
the vaults rented by tho Sixth National
The affidavit cites as source: of informa
tion upon which to base the charge, the re
corded trial and conviction ot Claissen, and
the testimony involving Simmons in that
trial. Assistant District Attorney O'Con
nell said to-day that the evidence would
come from much the same sources in Sim
mons' case as in Claassen's case. Simmons
was"not arrested at first, because Claassea
and Pell were the active principals in the
crime, and should be dealt with first
A Dozen Persons Injured and Somo Beyond
Bloomington, Ind., July 14. At 8:15
as the local freight on the Louisville, New
Albany and Chicago was going down
Smithville hill, it came in collision with
the accommodation from French Lick. Tbe
accommodation was demolished and several
freight cars smashed. A dozen passengers
were injured, some fatally. Conductor
Win Brown in the baggage car was crushed
among the trunks, he can hardly recover;
Grant Johns, of tbe Monon office in Chica
go, head and neck crushed, very danger
ously injured; Billy Mitchell, of Indian
apolis, conductor on the Air line, wrist
broken; Henry Whitesell, engineer, danger
ouslv hurt in the back; James Meyers, en
gineer on the accommodation, cut in head
and face.
Mrs. Patton, of Sraiihville; Engineer
Hendrickson, of the freight; Jeff Robertson,
the brakeman; Everett Foster and wife, of
Worthington; Ada Pearson, of Bedford;
David Warren, of Bloomington; Charles
Marvin, conductor on freight; William
Baggley, of Poali; Charles Andrews, of
Bloomington; Alice Walls, olBIoomington,
and Kate Taffe, of Indianapolis, all were
more or less injured.
Heaters Refuse to DalM Fires Cnless Given
Advnnerd Wage.
Trenton, N. J., July 14 The heaters in
the ten-inch room of the New Jersey Steel
and Iron Company, owned by Cooper,
Hewitt & Co., positively refused to build
their fires this morning at tbe wages offered
by the company. A strike occured about a
week ago, but it was thought an amicable
arrangement had been reacbd, but this morn
ing's demonstration proved tbe error.
Kot only did the heaters refuse to work,
but a large number of men from other parts
of the mill lelt the works, out ot sympathy
for the heaters and their helpers. The num
ber oi men are not definitely stated.
Grow tho Charges and the Evi
dence of Political
Now Turns Up With a Gennino Scan
dal of No Small Magnitude.
And Demand Speedy Investigation of ths
Beaver County Matter.
Another batch of affidaviti from tha
Twenty-fifth Congressional district furnish
startling evidence of the corruption ia
Western Pennsylvania politics. The East
em part of the State now comes to the front
with a Blmilar scandaL Two Delaware
politicians have been arrested for illegally
using money to Influence delegates.
rsrxciAi.Tzi.xa ram to thx nisrjLTCB.1
New Brighton, July 11 It does not
eiaggerate the situation to say that the poli
ticians in the counties of Beaver, Butler,
Mercer and Lawrence, which comprise tha
Twenty-filth Congressional district, are in a
fever of excitement and indignation over tha
exposures being made, and these feelings
grow mare intense as fresh evidences of cor
ruption are unearthed. Beaver county's
action in calling a meeting of the County
Committee to take action in the matter was
followed to-day by Butler county. A meet
ing of tbe Bepublican County Committee
has been called for July 23, the object being
to discuss and take action on the hoodla
conspiracies. Tf anything were want
ing to complete tbe bribery of
Congressional delegates at New Castle it
was obtained to-day. Thomas Downing, tha
Townsend eonferree, who is charged by tha
other three boodlers with having conducted
the negotiations for the sale of their votes,
made a full confession to tbe Philadelphia
Press correspondent and signed it in tha
presence of witnesses. He corroborates
John B. Tate's sworn testimony. Downing
was averse to talking at first, but finally let
down the flood gates of bis experience and
gave the following statement for publica
With reference to the participation of
F. (J. Duorr in the preliminary deal for tho
purchase of votes from tbe Beaver delegation,
I say most positively that he was present with
Sbaeffor, Tate and myself In the strcottho
night Mr. W. D. Wallace met us. 'When Duerr
states that be never met Wallace and never
entered into an agreement to vote for Mc
Dowell for 300. ho deliberately lien and com
mits perjury. Dnerr was as much In
volved as Sbaelfer, Tate or myself,
and tbe affidavit of John R. Tata
setting forth tbo facts as relates to Duerr and
the rest of tbe party Is true. I never bad any
idea of voting for McDowell until I thought
Towniend's chances bad gono completely. Tbo
first I knew or board of money being offered
was wbon Shaeffer came to me in New Castlo
and said a man, be did not know bis name, bad
said bn would Just as leave throw $500 into
bis (Shaelfer's) pocket as that of any man ha
knew. Sbaeffer said that this man had
said he would not come back and renew bis
offer of money to him (Ubaellcr), but that
somebody else would, and that this party would
ho Mr. Dean. Sbaeffer told me this about
Juno 19 In New Castlo. Shaeffer told mo ba
was going home, and that he had told thoso
people to come and see him. Dean came to t
me that evening after supper. I do not know
Dean's first name. He asked ma
to vote tor Jackson. I asked him what it was
worth to htm. Ho said be would see me again,
and then went away. I kept away from Dean
until after we went back again to tbe conven
tion in July. Tbe first night we were In New
Castle for tbe second sitting of the conference
I met Wallace, I was walking op street with
the other thredmen, when Wallace stepped up
behind and said In my car, bat so loud tbat tbo
others could bear. "There's (1,000 for you
fellows If you vote for McDowell.'
None of us said anything at tbeIme. Tate said
ho would not do It unless he got (300. I went
and told Wallace and then be came up and met
us four, Tate, Sbaeffer, Dnerr and myself, as
described by Tate In his affidavit. We could
not go out into the street for a minute that
Dean or Wallace was not after us. Tber kept
bothering us all the tlrao witn offers ot money.
The next day at noon Tate and 1 were walking;
up street when Wallace nodded for
us to come Into his office. I told
Tate to go In as I wanted to
see a man whom Dean said wonld meet me.
Tbe talk In Wallace's office Is true as put by
Tate In bis sworn statement, I met Dean out
side a saloon, the second door above Wallace's
office, after Tate and I came out. We Dean,
and myself went into tbe saloon, and Dean
said: "if you fellows will vote for Mc
Dowell I'LL GIVE YOU 51,000."
I said I would not give him an answer until I
bad seen some of the others. I went down,
street and met Sbaeffer, and we two were fol
lowed by Dean until we got in front of an eat
ing saloon, when he came up and renewed his
offer, saying: "If you fellows will do as I say,
vote for McDowell, I'll give you 51,000 or leave It
for yon, just as you like." Tite meantime had
agreed in Wallace's office to accept
Wallace's SL200, and so Shaeffer said
to me: "Well. 1 euess we mlcht as well taka this
fellow's 1,000, too." Then be went back and
voted for McDovell. After the convention
adjourned Dean gave the 81,000 to Sbaeffer.
As for the JL200. Shaeffer was to get it also,
bnt as he had to eo to another place for Dean's
81,1)00, he sent me for the Wallace money.
Wallace was not out of tbe saloon when I got
there, and as I came in tbe door he said to tho
party to whom he bad entrnsted it, "Give it to
Downing." That is the story of the wbola
transaction. The 1,200 package was 510 short,
Signed Thos. J. Downing.
Money Said to Have Been Illegally Used la
tbe Interest of Senator John B. Robin
on Two Prominent Politicians the Al
leged Offenders-
Media, Pa., July 14. Dr. Henderson
Hayward, a prominent physician residing
in Birmingham township, and Joseph H.
Huddell, a well-known politician ot Lower
Chichester, were arrested to-day on war
rants sworn out before Alderman Allen,
of Chester, charging them with vio
lating the law in regard to tbe
use of money for election purposes.
The complaints on the Alderman's docket
are in the handwriting of V. C. Bobinson,
attorney for tbe Benublican Citizens' Ex
ecutive Committee of Media. Tbe com
plaint against Hayward and Huddell is
Contin' ' SUti Tage,
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