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FORTY-FIFTH YEAR.
PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, JULY IT, 1890.
THREE CENT&
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Entered Against .the Self-Confessed
Beaver Boodlers,
and the Man Who
FURNISHED ALL THE FUNDS.
The Information Made in Lawrence
, County, the.Scene of the Al
leged Crime, by
A CLOSE FRIEND OP TOWflSEHD,
Who Says He is Not Afraid of a Searching
Investigation of the Canvass Made
Two Tears Ago.
BUTLER WILL CALL A SEW CONTENTION
Sreniftbe Other Conntles In the District Permit the
Hitter to he Dropped Without Taking
Each Action.
SEEK IS SOW DEMOCRATIC ETATE CHAIRMAN
Dr. David McKinney has made! iuforma
tion at New Castle against Tate, Shaffer and
Downing, the delegates why have confessed
they were bribed to vote for McDowell. A
'warrant was also sworn ont against Attor
ney Wallace, who is alleged to have
handled the money. It had been intimated
that Dr. McKinney had used improper
means to secure Townscnd'a nomination two
years ago. He announces that he is anxious
for a searching investigation of both cam
paigns. rErECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Castle, July 16. There does not
appear to be any lapping in the sensation
caused by the exposure of the Congressional
bribery charges, and public sentiment is de
manding a thorough investigation. For
some days those who were against the re
nomination of Mr. Townsend have been
charging that Dr. Darid JIcKinney, of
New Brighton, who managed the Townsend
campaign two years ago, and who supported
him strongly during the recent campaign,
was guilty of assisting in the alleged bribing
of Covert, the man who two years ago de
serted Jackson for Townsend.
Dr. McKinney is a member of the Board
of Pension Examiners for this district, and
Tta.sJijxJ.he cityj. to-day attending the meeting
Of the board. YWhlle here he learned of
these charges and was loud iu his denials,
and expressed his indignation.
Informations Against the Boodlers.
He went before Alderman J. P. Leslie
and made four informations charging Ed
ward Shaffer, J. B, Tate and Thomas
Downing, the delegates who have confessed
to having been bought with money received
from W. D.Wallace and other persons to the
affiant unknown, a gift or reward, to-wit,
$650, to give and cast their votes iu the del
egations for election and nomination of
Alexander McDowell as the candidate of
the Republican party in the Twenty-fifth
Congressional district, and to withhold their
Totes from Newton Black, C. C. Townsend
and Oscar L. Jackson for the nomination
and election to the' office of Member of
Congress.
The information charges that they did
thus cast their votes, thereby securing the
nomination of McDowell.
Attorney Wallace Not Forgotten.
Another information was made against
"William D. Wallace, the New Castle attor
ney, who is charged to have done the buy
ing. He is charged with either directly or
indirectly paying or causing to be paid to
the delegates $1,200, in pursuance of the
hiring and procuring of them to cast their
votes for Alex. McDowell.
Dr. McKinney secured the services of D.
B. Kurtz, the leading member of the bar,
and has also retained counsel in BeaTer
county. In an interview he said: "I make
these informations of my own volition, and
not as the representative of anybody. I
managed Mr. Townsend's campaign two
years ago and was his friend this time.
Charges have been made that we bribed two
years ago and attempted bribery this year.
Now is the opportunity tor tbe investigation
of these charges. If Mr. Townsend bought
bis nomination and attempted to buy it
again, let tbe ax fall where it will."
The warrants have not yet been served.
Just what the Beaver County Committee
will do at its meeting Saturday, now that
Dr. McKinney has taken the hull by the
horns, is not known.
A trailing the Committee Meeting-.
A special telegram from Beaver Palls
cays: There were no new developments to
day about the Congressional delegate
bribery case. Iu their absence public in
terest centers in the outcome of the com
mittee meeting Saturday. The opinion
seems to be growing that the course taken
by the committee admits of no stop short of
a rigid investigation.
Major Q. I.. Eberhart, a conservative Re
publican, amember of the Beaver Bar and
A
CRIMINAL
eaiwr ui iue aaiiy moune here, said to-day:
"In view of the undoubted facts in the
case, the par.-y can't allow the guilty per
sons to go unpunished. Ir the thing is al
lowed to drop without a thorough investi
gation and prosecution, it will result in the
election of a Democrat to represent the
Twenty-fifth district"
Dr. H. S. McConncll, of New Brighton,
who did much to aid the exposure of tbe
boodlers, said: "The question is not whether
the nomination belongs to Townsend or Mc
Dowell, but whether frauds shall be pun
ished." ,jjA .. ABAitl-ToTrnsend Man Talks.
'- EsConnztam, of this place, who is
known as a stanch friend of Senator Quay,
but who has been accused of unfaithfulness
to Townsend, revealed, to-day, how the pit
wasouc into which xownsencrs delegates
Ml nineteenth ballot. Heuidt "I
DIVIDED IN
Pittsburg and Allegheny Exchange Compliments Across a River Rolling
Between 444,000 People.
Miss Pittsburg Allow me to congratulate you on your elevation to my class on
the morn of your Semi-Centennial. We are one in heart if not in name.
Miss Allegheny I heartily thank you, my big sister. Municipal lines divide us
now; but I trust we will soon assume a family title which will place us where we belong
in the list of cities.
went to New Castle sometime before the
convention, saw Dean, Harbison and Wal
lace, my friends. They said they were de
termined to defeat Townsend, and the first
time he would throw his delegates to any
other man they would nominate the other
man. I drove to Beaver and told Town
send's friends. In spite of this warning he
threw 11 votes to McDowell, Lawrence gave
McDowell 12, which, with Mercer's, made
him 38 before the Secretary had the ballot
footed up. Tbe 11 Beaver delegates with
drew their votes, and with all this," said he,
"tbey claimed I was unfaithful to Town
send. I am for McDowell now until it is
proven that he was unfaithful."
Terr Determined Id Bailer County.
A dispatch from Bntler says: The P.e
publicans here are very determined that the
situation in the Twenty-fifth district must
be righted. If Beaver county does not call a
new conference Butler coantv will. .
Editor Negley, of the Eagle, does not hes
itate to sav emphatically that a great wrong
has been done the people of Butler county
and of the entire Twenty-fifth district "The
Republicans of Butler are in earnest in
their determination to see this bribery mat
ter through, and I believe that sooner than
vote for a candidate in their own party
whose nomination was secured by confessed
corruption, they will decline to vote at all
or else they wit! support a Democrat This
feeling is intense here, and the conservative
county districts are yet to hear from.
HELDlOrTcOURT.
END OF THE HEARING IN THE EASTERN
BRIBERY CASE.
Aor Quantity of Evidence Given Acnlnt
Both of the Accused A Technical Point
Railed The Pilsonera Are Ont on
Ball.
nrSCtAJ. TELEOKAM TO TUX DI6IMTCH.I
Chester, July 16. Magistrate Allen to
day resumed the charge of bribery pre
ferred by the Delaware County Citizens'
Committee against Dr. Henderson, C. Hay
ward, of Birmingham, and Joseph H. Hud
dell, of Lynwood, who were charged with
using money to advance tbe interests of
Senator John B. Robinson, candidate for
the Republican nomination forCongress. An
unusuauy large crowa 01 spectators was
present O. B. Dickinson, of counsel for
the defense, raised the point that acts of
Assembly imposed upon the receiver of a
bribe the same penalties to which person
giving was liable. He also argued that as
neither 01 the defendants are candidates
they cannot be held for the offense charged
in the complaint
William B. Brumell, of the prosecution,
replied that this point was not in order at
this hearing. The proper place for it would
be in court, and on a motion to quash the
indictment However, he understood from
this move on the part of the opposing
counsel that they had no grounds tor de
fense. A Very Natural Inference.
This, all lawyers consider a natural infer
ence when the other side resorted to techni
calities and picking flaws. The hearing
was resumed by the prosecution calling
Isaac H. Anderson, an intelligent colored
man who formerly lived at Lynwood, but
over a year ago went to Bayoune, N. J. to
work in the oil works there. He was'ac-
quainted with Huddell, and a letter was
produced, which he claimed to have re
ceived on June 24, of the present year.
The letter was dated Philadelphia and
f 100 for himself and the balance to be ex
pended for expenses, if he would come back
to Lynwood and work the colored vote for
Robinson. Witness sent the letter to John
D. Goff, a Chester banker, who lives in
Lynwood.
The next witness was Andrew J. McClure
Chiet Engineer of the Chester Fire Depart
ment and a member of the McClure Gun
Club. He testified to having been ap
proached by Thomas Bothwell in the inter
est of Robinson. A meeting was arranged
niiuiur. auuuenou a ounaay aiternoon
abont five weeks ago. At that meeting'
Mr. Bothwell being present, Mr. Huddeli
asked Mr. McClure how much noney it
would take to carry his precinct, the First
of the Seventh ward. McClure replied that
it would take 8120. Huddell said he would
see Mr. Robinson, and if everything was all
right he would send McClure a note bearing
the cabalistic letters. "O. K." Knnn -to
ward a note was received by Mr. McClure
reading: "O. K.; let me know when to see
you. J. H. H."
The Boodle Pnldln Installments.
Subsequently it was arranged that the
money was to be paid in installments of 520
per week, and the first payment was made in
a restaurant on June 19. Three other pay
ments were made as follows: On June 30
July 7 and July M, the total amount paid
being, 80. Just after the pavnient on June
19 Mr. Uddell told witness that he and Mr.
Robinson were going to tbe State Convention
at Harrisburg to work for the nomination of
Delamaler lor Governor.
"If Delamater is elected," Huddell is
2 noted as having said," JacK Robinson and
will have the 'pull' in Delaware county."
On cross-examination Mr. McClure was
asked if he had offered William Macully
$20 to work for Captain Isaac Johnson.
The witness made a positive denial.
Prank Vanaman testified to having volun
tarily made a canvass 01 his
a canvass or his precinct
in the HI11I1 ward and receiving S3 forth I
work. William Macully was tbe next wit-
nest, bat he knew nothing. Lawyir Dick J
NAME ONLY.
. -
inson questioned him as to A. J. McClure
having offered him monevto work for John
son, and he replied : "Mr. McClure never
offered me 20, but he told me he could put
me in the way of getting it"
"Who were you to work for ?" asked the
lawyer. "Johnson," was the reply.
The Purchase of a Horse.
Prank E. Lawrence, a colored politician
of South Chester, and always a warm
supporter of Mr. Robinson, was the last
witness called. He was questioned very
closely about a horse which he recently
purchased for 70, the money having been
paid by Mr. Huddell. Lawrence said he had
worked iu the rolling mlll.but, wishing to be
come rich, had decided to go into tbe hucks
tering business. He tried in vain to persuade
Judge Clayton and Captain Isaac Johnson
to indorse his note lor a sufficient sum to
enable him to bny a horse. Finally he
spoke to Mr. Huddell about it, and that
gentleman told him he would see what he
could do for him. A few days later he was
told to go to a public horse sale
and choose a horse. He bid $71 for one and
Mr. Huddell paid tbe money. On cross
examination Lawrence stated that in return
for the money he had signed an agreement
for its repayment in installments, and had
already made two payments of 5 each.
The prosecution at this point announced
that a prima facie case was, in their opinion,
madeout, and thejiwunld rest .hefe. ""Each
of the defendants was held in the sum of
$500 for his appearance at court, and each
was accepted as security for the other.
KERR IS CHAIRMAN.
CHOSEN AS LEADER WITHOUT A SINGLE
DISSENTING VOICE.
Slembera of the Democratic Committee
Report Republican Disaffection Through
out tbe Rtate Brennen1 Oplolon as to
the Outlook In Allegheny County.
rSrXCIAL TELXOBAM TO THI1 DISPATCH.!
Harbisburg, July 16. The meeting of
the Democratic State Committee to-day to
elect a Chairman to succeed Mr. Harrity
was distinguished for the singleness of pur
pose every member present exhibited to do
all he could to elect the Democratic State
ticket No disturbing element was intro
duced at the meeting, and Wallace and
Pattison men before the Scranton Conven
tion seemed to vie with each other in their
determination to no battle'for the candidates
from Governor down.
The election of Congressman Kerr, of
Clearfield, was a foregone conclusion, when
assurance was given that if chosen he
would accept the position. Among others
named for tbe Chairmanship before the com
mittee convened were ex-Postmaster Larkin,
of Pittsburg, and Marshall Wright, of Al
lentown, but owing to the general demand
for tbe services or Senator Wallace's close
friends his name was the only one presented.
Brennen Called to the Chair.
Chairman Harrity called the meeting to
order and politely asked all except mem
bers of the committee, candidates for office
and division chairmen to retire. William
J. Brennen, of Pittsburg, was called to tbe
chair, soon after which James Healy, of
Pottsville, named Congressman Kerr for
Chairman of the committee. Patrick
Foley, of Pittsburg, promptly moved that
the nomination of the gentleman from
Clearfield be made by acclamation, and
there was a unanimous, affirmative re
spouse. The newt chairman jlras escorted to the
room in which the committee met and ad
dressed it in a few pertinent remarks, iu
which he said he accepted the honor not iu
the sense of tbe selection having been made
to heal any factional fight, but because he
was expected to do all in his power to lead
the party to victory. Mr. Foley offered a
resolution expressing regret at the death of
ex-Speaker Randall, and Mr. Brennen sub
mitted a resolution extending 'thanks to the
people of Scranton for the hospitable man
ner In which they entertained the Demo
cratic State Convention. Both resolutions
were adopted.
.Ux-Uhmrman Jiisner iniormed tne com
mittee that be had resigned for business
reasons, but that he would give 0 per cent
of his time in aiding the new chairman in
his duties. Chauncey F. Black and W. U.
Hensel had good words to say of Mr. Kerr,
arid Mr. Hensel promised to' give him the
benefit of his experience in fighting the
enemy.
Reports of Republican Disaffection.
Nearly an hour was consumed in receiv
ing reports of the political situation in their
counties Irom the various Democratic chair
men, more than two-thirds of whom were
represented at the meeting. Nearly all re
ported Republican disaffection on account
of the nomination of Delamater. In Demo-'
cralic counties it did not appear as pro
nounced as the Republican counties, but in
all gains for tbe Dejnocrata were predicted.
Tbe bulk of the dissatisfaction with the Re
publican ticket" was stated to be iu the west
and northwest
Mr. Brennen stated that the outlook in
Allegheny county was promising and re
ferred to the attitude of the Republican
papers as showing the feeling against Dela
mater. If these journals did not change this
position much good would result from it to
the Democratic ticket Chairman Don
nelly, of Philadelphia, reported that the
Democrats of his city had never been .more
harmonious than now and that the prelim
inaries to a thorough organization were
nrnirreninc
ters of thel niocrat!c State Committee will
likely bn rr ed ln tbl city
progressing encouraginciy. The headquar.
EVE'S MOTIVE FATAL
Made Frantic by Curiosity to See,-a
Princess' Trousseau, Women 3
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TRAMPLE EACH OTHER TO DEATH.
The Italian Government Exercised Abont
Its African Eights.
A CE0WN PEIKCE HOOTED AND HISSED.
The Heir to Italy's Throne Forced to Seek Protection
From Anarchists.
Feminine curiosity was the prime cauw
of the loss of nine lives atBuda-Pesth yes
terday. A great crowd assembled to look
at the trousseau of Princess Thuro Taxes.
The women acted riotously, and while the
police were dispersing them two women and
seven children were trampled to death.
IPT nUOTiAP'S CABLE COMPAHT.
Buda-Pesth, July 16. A serio-comio
female not happened here to-day. It was
the result of a free exhibition or the trousseau
belonging to the Princess Thnro Taxes, the
display of which excited uncontrollable
tendencies for battle iu the soul of every
fashion-loving lemale of this twin city.
Before the doors of the building, where
the exhibit was to be given, a crowd
of over 600 women assembled, determined
to examine the laces and lingerie of Her
Royal Highness or make trouble for the
police. They succeeded in both. They de
manded admittance in a body, and when
the officers declined to tax the capacity of
the apartments, a mighty cry of baffled and
indignant curiosity went up from the multi
tude, and the entire force of females- at
tacked the police, tbe ushers, the messengers
and everything male within sight, with
parasols, finger nails and vehement execra
tions, utterly routing the force placed theie
lor defense and proteotion, and putting the
uniformed officers to ignominious flight
The crowd then surged into the exhibition
rooms and satisfied their curiosity to its
fullest extent
Meanwhile the mounted police had been
called, and their clattering down street
struck terror to the weak sex, who made
another rush for the open, trampling to
death in their haste and fright two women
and seven children. Order was restored
without further loss of life, and the police
remained iu possession of the field, together
with several cartloads and parasols, hats,
bustles, false blonde switches and a multi
tude of miscellaneous spoil.
ITALY IS AROUSED.
ANXIOUS ABOUT HER RIGHTS IN NORTH
ERN AFRICA.
Signor Crl.pl Demand an Explanation of
France's Proposal to Annex Tnnis A
Question ol Tost Importance to Europe
Comes Up.
tEY CABLE TO TUB DISPATCn.l
Roue, July 16. Signor Cnspi has no
idea of permitting England and France to
calmly dispose of the Italian interest in
Tnnis. The French Government, in return
for its acceptance of a British protectorate
r over'aflzibor.'to the virtual exclusion of
French treaty rights in that island, de
mands, beside a predominant control of tho
Niger country, the right to terminate the
Anglo-Tan isian treaty in 1896, and to
end the operations of the Italian treaty,
which would deprive Italy of all right of
interference in that country, which she now
enjoys by agreement, notwithstanding the
French protectorate established by the
treaty of 1812, bjr which the government of
the Bey, Sidi All, is virtually controlled by
the French resident general. Signor Crispi
has asked M. Ribot for an explanation of
the French representations to England,
pointing to the annexation of Tunis to
France. The Italian Government is espe
cially jealous or the influence or a military,
and possibly hostile, power on the African
coast, where ancient Carthage some time
menaced the peace of the elder Roma, and
the Italian people have already shown that
they will not endure a governmentwhich
does not stand by Italian rights in North
Africa.
England may be willing to give up her
treaty rights in Tunis, in return for France's
resignation of her treaty rights in Zanzibar,
but this country insists upon speaking in
llpr nvn liplinlf Prpmipi- Pritnl lia- .1..
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notified Chancellor Caprivi and Count
Knlnoky that the annexation of Tunis to
France would constitute a question which
would involve the common action of the
Triple Alliance. This means a European
stir of no small moment, if M. Sibol insists
upon including Italy in the Tunisian ar
rangement, or if Lord Salisbury consents to
barter British interference with the Bey of
Tunis for French meddling in the realm of
Khalfa Ben Said.
A CE0WK PEIKCE INSULTED. .
The Heir to the Italian Throno Hooted and
Hlsseil by Anarchists.
BT PUNLAP'S CABLE COS1PANT.
Beblkj, July 16. The .BerZtner Zeitung
reports that some Anarchists have grossly
insulted the Crown Prince of Italy, who is
spending the summer at Manza. They
hooted and hissed His Royal Highness, and
would not allow his carriage to pass till the
police came up in force and dispersed the
crowd.
CIGAR WATfH TO GO OUT.
Tho PhllndclDhla Workmen Aro Anxions to
Order n General Strike.
If FECIAL TELEGKAM TO THE DISPATCH.-.
Philadelphia, July 16. There was an
exciting meeting of cigar makers held this
evening, and amid great excitement
a motion to petition the interna
tional association for permission to
order a general strike was carried. This is
practically an order for a general strike.
The meeting was held under the auspices
of Local Union, No. 100, and President
Ulrich was in the chair. The strikes already
in operation were unanimously indorsed.
The resolution instructing the joint griev
ance committee to apply to the international
association to order a general strike, which
was unanimously adopted, states that the
general demand is an advance iu different
grades of work from B0 cents to $2 per thou
sand. If the application is granted by the
International Union and that follows as a
matter of course, the strike committee will
have the power to order out 2,000 men.
A NEW CHAUtllAN NECESSARY.
The Present Republican Lender In Fnyelte
Won't Serve Again.
rEPECIAI. TILICUAH TO THE DISPATCH.I
Uniontowf, Jnly 16. The Republican
County Committee will meet here next Sat
urday afternoon for the purpose of electing
a County Chairman for the ensuing year.
F. M. Fuller, the present Chairman,
although urged to accept the place again,
positively declines to do so. He says that'
tbe duties of his profession, that of attorney-at-law,
demand ' his attention, and that he
cannot attend to both properly.
There is no available candidate in sight
as vet, but one will be probably agreed upon
ucioro tne convention meet
THE EXPLOSION'S VICTIMS.
TWELVE KILLED AND TWENTY-SIX IN.
JUHED.
A 8cenn of Horror Presented at King's
Mills One Hundred Bodies Recovered
at Lake City The Captain of the Sea
Wins Placed Under Arrest.
ClNClNirATl.'July 16. Laterjparticulars
of the terrible explosion at King's Mills bnt
add horror to those already given. The
scene of the disaster is a heartrending one.
The list of the dead and injured follows:
The dead Mr. James Deacon, Henry Roy.
nolds, Samuel Stephens, Mrs. James Moss
and child. Mrs.,Fred Keller and chila, Win.
Franey, brakeman; Ralph Williams, Baby
Elstlne. Nick Snvder; an unknown man.
The injured Lodie Bohr, age 13, employed
In shell factory, lost right arm: Ernest Collins,
skull crushed, will die: Mrs. John Schneider,
scalp wound: Fred Keller, night watchman,
severely bruised about the body: John Maag,
bruised abont the face, will lose both eves;
Mrs. Ben Dojvdell, severely bnrned; Mrs.
Elstlne, fatal Internal Injuries; Operator Hunt,
scalp wound; Harry Smith, Frank Hunt, Miss
Annie Schneider, Miss Clallam, Miss
Maggie Hutchinson and sister: Mrs. E. E.
Tightbisser, of Cincinnati, scalp cut, two
ribs broken, hurt Internally: Trick Schneider,
badly cut about tbe bead and side; Miss Kate
Schneider, face badly burned: Miss Berlin,
blps dislocated, left arm broken and scalp
wound: Mrs. DowdelL cut about face and
body; Mrs. Joseph Dowdell, cat about face and
bodv; Charles Moon, badly hurt about body;
Miss Moon, head, limbs and body cut by flying
timbers: James Deacon, badly burt by flying
timners; Mrs. John Flinn, arms and face cut by
debris from falling bonse; Charles Thompson,
ankle bioken; Allie Thompson, hurt Internally.
A dispatch lrom Red Wing, Minn., says
that the list of recovered dead from the
disaster has been greatly increased since
yesterday. Eight bodies were brought up
from the scene ol the disaster this morning.
In the afternoon 16 more were brought np,
and one was sent over to Lake Citv, and to
night another boat load arrived. There
are now 100 on the death roll, and several
others are missing still.
The report of the arrest of Captain Wether
en is not a false one, and much may grow out
of it Sheriff Ralston, of Pierce county,
Wis., is the official who has had him in
charge, and it docs not seem to have been
an attempt of his friends to protect his life.
Sheriff Ralston has gone to St Paul with
Captain Wetheren, who was under arrest, at
the instance of United States officials.
Other sonrces of iniormation'tend to confirm
the statement that United States officials
are connected with the case and that if there
has been any negligence br mismanagement
in connection with the disaster the guilty
persons will be made to suffer the full
penalty.
A special from Stillwater, .Minn., reports
a tornado to have struck Marine, a small
town six miles northeast of Stillwater, Clear
Lake,, Wis., and New Richmond. The
storm Uid but nominal damage to property,
and did not result in any personal injuries.
LIMA OIL MAT BE LISTED.
Neir Torn F.zchanges Talk of Giving; Ohio
Petroleum n Shotv.
tSPECIAL TELEOltAJr TO THE DISPATOn.3
New York, July 16. Speculation in
crude petroleum certificates on the Consoli
dated Stock and Petroleum Exchange has
dropped to such limited proportions that a
conference of the oil men will be held on
Monday with a view of arranging plans for
stimulating the business. The Btock of
crude petroleum at the Pennsylvania wells
has laiien on in the last few years
from 35,000,000 to about 12,000,000
barrels.' Neither the brokers nor
the petroleum gamblers feel like
plunging in a. product with such a small
stock above ground, especially when it is
controlled by powerful people. It is now
suggested that the Exchange should attrt
speculation in Limaoil. Thereareabout20,
000,000 barrels of this Ohio oil above ground,
and it is pointed out that this supply fur
nishes an opportunity for extending specu
lation and at the same time avoiding the
danger of being slugged by the controlling
powers. '
The Coffee Exchange is also considering
the advisability of extending its scope. On
August 1 the members will vote on a propo
sition to extend tbe speculative contracts
from Brazil grades to all coffees grown ex
cept those from the Congo.
A MAJ0EITY OF OVER 100,000.
Tho Young Republicans Seem to be Enthusi
astic for tbe Ticket.
rsrBCIAL TELIOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, July 16. The Execu
tive Committee of the State League of Re
publican Clubs held a meeting to-day at
the rooms of the Young Men's Republican
Ciub, when bnsiness looking toward
the interests of the party
was transacted. Edwin S. Stnart,
President of the league, called the meeting
to order and promptly proceeded with the
business of the day. The question of fixing
the date for the holding ot the convention
was relerred to"a committee, who were given
to understand that the Academy of Music
could be chartered for the 23d, 24th and 25th
days of September and lor the 1st and 2d
davs of October.
Speech making was in order, and the ex
alted hopes of Harry Lenhart led him to
declare that the Republican majority would
exceed 100,000." The Committee on Hall and
Date of Convention reported that they had
decided to fix the date as September 23, and
to meet at the Academy of Music. Reso
lutions indorsing tbe State ticket were then
passed. Mr. Stnart, in nn address, sug
gested tbe advisability of the differentmem
bersto confer frequently with the different
clubs throughout the State, and, when prac
ticable, to establish new organizations.
ANNIE LECONEY'S MUHDEEEB.
A Colored Woman Says Her Son-in-Iiarr
Committed the Crime.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, July 16. Rebecca
Dunn, colored, livrng at Tioga and Van
Hook streets, in the Eighth ward of Cam
den, appeared at the office of Justice Chester
and complained that her husband, Joseph
Dunn, had assaulted her, and swore out a
warrant for his arrest.
To-day Mr .Anna Durham, Mrs. Dunn's
mother, inaa? an affidavit accusing Dunn
of the murder of Annie Lecouey. She says
that Dunn formerly worked for Chalkley
Leconey, and belore the murder said there
was plenty of money in Leconey's house,
which be could get it Annie was out of the
way. Afterthe murder he told her he bad
got that money. The Camden authorities
are investigating the matter.
MARRIED A CHORUS GIRL.
A merchant's Son Elopes With a Member of
nn Opern Troupe.
fSPECJAI. TELEGRAM TO TUB BISPATCH.
St. Paul, July 16. Annie Smith, a
pretty chorns girl in the opera company at
Harris Theater here, has been out of the
cast of late, to the surprise of her comrades.
Investigation reveals thatJUiss Smith was
clandestinely married a few days ago at
Hudson, Wis., to Archie Mathers, son of a
leading merchant ot this citv.
It is the old story of lbve at first sight
with the opposition of the groom's father as
a side issue. Miss Smith is the daughter of
a ,c?lu.m1"". O., dressmaker, and has been
with the opera troupe since January. Both
she and Mr. Mathers are in their teens. '
HjUen Nat Guilty.
Chicago, July 10. The fourth trial of
James W. Sykes, for issuing fraudulent
warehouse receipts to the amount of $15,000,
terminated in his complete victory over the
otatc, Judge Collins instruct! the In-, m
UlX ZS&te1.. T belorouny
. yt ---""u.uuiiu ior me otiesse.
TO BE OPEN SUNDAY.
The Committee on Permanent Organ
ization of the World's Faij
UNANIMOUSLY PAY0ES THE IDEA.
General Goshorn, Who Managed the Cen
tennial Imposition,
MAI BE CHOSEN AS DlIiECTOE GENEEAL.
The First of a Series of Ateetinp for the Preliminary
Arrangements.
The committee charged with the perma
nent organization of the World's Fair met
at Philadelphia yesterday. P. A. B. Wide
ner reported that General Goshorn might
accept tbe management All the members
pronouneed in favor of keeping the exhibi
bition open the first day of the week.
Philadelphia, July 16. The sub-committee
on permanent organization of tbe
World's Fair Commission held its first
meeting this morning at 10 o'clock at tbe
Continental Hotel.- The following mem
bers of the committee were present: Jndge
J. A. McKTenzie, of Kentucky, Chairman
of the committee; A. T. Ewing, of Chicago;
J. H. Breslin, of New York; P. A. B.
Widener, of this city, and M. B. Harrison,
of Dulutb.
The committee will hold daily meetings
here for the next two weeks, it being their
desire to meet the gentlemen who were at
the head of the Centennial Exhibition ot
1876, and, as far as practicable, profit by
their experience in the enormous task of or
ganizing an international exhibition.
GOSIIOKH FOB DIEECTOR GENEEAL.
In response to the invitations sent out
Thomas Cochran, who was Chairman of the
Finance Committee of the Centennial ex
hibition, met the committee to-day and eave
them tbe benefit of his experience in that
undertaking. When tbe committee had as
sembled, Mr. Widener, who had just ar
rived from New York, stated that he had
had an interview there yesterday with Gen
eral Goshorn, who was director general of
the Centennial exhibition, and that Gen
eral Goshorn said he would be here on Mon
day to meet the commil)tee.
Mr. Widener also said that, with the
knowledge of the commission, he had in
formally broached to General Goshorn the
idea of his assuming the director general
ship of tbe Chicago fair. Mr. Widener
said that General Goihorn did not seem to
look upon the matter as adverse to accepting
a proposition.
The proposition to make General Goshorn
Director General of the fair met with the
strongest approval of the members of the
committee that are here, and they are in
hopes that the commission will be able to
prevail upon him to undertake the work.
btjnday opening.
The meeting this morning lasted for two
hours, and Mr. Cochran gave the committee
a general idea of the manner in which the
centennial exhibition was conducted. In
the course of the conversation the question
of keeping tbe fair open on Sundays arose.
On this question the committee was unani
mous, all of them expressing the opinion
that the exhibition should remain open on
the first day in-the week.
Mr. Cochran' particularly impressed on
the committee the necessity of giving the
Director General o' the fair absolute author
ity, and also the value of time in preparing
for the exhibition.
When the committee adjourned, in re
spouse to an invitation from Mayor Filler,
they called upon him at his office iu the
City Hall. The call was an informal one,
and had no connection with the bnsiness of
the committee beyond fixing on next Tues
day lor the committee to meet, at the
Mayor's office, the old Board of Finauce of
the Centennial Exposition.
TOWED BY AN OCEAN MONSTER.
A Harpooner Drnasjed Beneath tho'Wnter
by a 500-Pound strordnih.
JSrEUIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE PTSPATCB.:
Rock Island, July 16. J. B. Allen,
an island fisherman, had a thrilling ex
perience with a swordfish on Saturday,
while fishing in one of the Block Island
schooners about eight or ten miles out at
sea. Tbe harpooner had thrown the "Lily
iron" and fastened it deeply into a monster
swordfish, and Allen attempted to throw
overboard the float that goes with the har
poon. He became entangled in the line,
and just then the fish made a terrific
plnnge. Allen went overboard with the
rope coiled tightly about his body, and the
great fish lashing the ocean into foam made
off rapidly, dragging the fisherman out to
sea. Allen made a desperate effort to extri
cate himself, but hall the time he was
drawn along furiously beneath the ocean's
surface. .
His companions on the vessel turned her
prow in the direction he was being drawn,
but could do nothing else to aid him. Every
one believed that he must be drowned, as he
went bobbing and plunging out to sea. But
Allen preserved his presence of mind and
finally succeeded in releasing himself from
the coils of the rope. He rose to the surface
and floated. A few moments later his vessel
came along and he was pulled on board. He
was almost completely exhausted. Then
the vessel put ufter the swordfish, which
was Killed. It was the largest swordfish of
the season. Its weight was S00 pounds.
STILL GRINDING AWAY.
The GlassbloTrere Worltias; on a Price-List
and Amalenmnllon.
Baltimoee, July 16. The National
Convention of Flint Glassblowers still con
tinues. Reports of committees were dis
posed of this forenoon, and the convention
then entered upon the -consideration of
amendments to the constitution. The price
list will not be made public until ratified
bv tbe joint committees of manufacturers
and workmen.
The delegates to the Improved Green
Glassblowers are still trying to make a
price-list, and, at the same time, discussing
amalgamation and the apprentice laws.
The delegates to tbe Improved Green Glass
Pressmen's League have gone home.
AN INDIGNATION MEETING
Cnlled bv the Old Uoinrtn to Protest Against
the Federnl Election Bill.
rsPJCIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DI8FATCTI.:
Columbus, July 16. An indignation
mass meeting has been called for this city
for Saturday next to protest against the
passage of the infamous force bill by Con
gress. There are more than 500 signers to
the call, and the list is headed by "the
noblest Roman of them all," Allen G.
Thurman.
Ex-Congressman George L. Converse, H.
J. Booth, Governor Campbell, Allen W.
Thurman and others will address the meet
ing. There is a bitter leeling against the
scheme here.
Perished Iu tlm Big Storm.
Chicago, July 16. Captain -Stein to
night reported the wreck of two yachts in
the middle of the lake. It is certain that
fivo persons were lost with these yachts.
They pensbed'ln the big storm a few days
ago.- " - - ' ' - '
A MAD INDIAN'S AX
DESCENDS WITH FATAL EFFECT ON OHIO
PBISONERS' HEADS.
A Bedsklo Convict, Becoming; Suddenly In
snnr, Goes on the Warpath Three Men
Keeelve Deadly Wounds Panic Caused
by the Murderous Lunatic's Acts.
rSPECIAL TXLXORA118 TO THE DI8PATCIM
Columbus, July 16. There was an ex
citing episode at the Ohio Penitentiary this
afternoon, which resulted in the fatal
wonuding of three prisoners. James
Larney, an Indian, who is a United States
prisoner from the Indian Territory, sud
denly became insane, and running from the
yard into one of the workshops, seized a
hand ax, and, brandishing it tomahawk
style, ran into the idle house
and began cutting right and left
The prisoners there were reading
or sleeping, and when the Indian's action
threw them into a panic, tbey tumbled out
of the doors and windows, any way to get
out The first person attacked was an old
colored man named Jacob Gross, who was
scalped and almost brained by tbe redskin,
and who will most likely die. Two other
prisoners, Flicker and O'Hara, were terri
bly cut about the head, as was also Ted
Cunningham and several others.
After cutting all within reach the-Indian
started for his cell, which he was made to
enter at the mouth of a revolver in the
hands of Deputy Warden Porter. Larney
refused to give up the ax until the water
hose was turned on in his cell and he was
nearly drowned. The wounded men were
all taken to the hospital.
Guard T. J. Brady, of Lawrence county,
was iu charge of the idle house, and lie
makes the following statement of the affair:
"The first I saw of the Indian he was bring
ing the hatchet down with both hands on
Gross' head. I did not have time to even
call out The Indian then went on striking
all in reach. Tbe men were panic stricken,
and before I could get down tbe damage had
been done. I pulled my gun, but before I
could use it the boys tnrned me around iu
getting away from the Indian. The gun
was nearly discharged, so I put it up. Jacob
Halletr, a prisoner, struck the Indian and
stnnned him, evidently preventing him from
injuring others."
Larney was removed to the insane hos
pital, and it is believed he will die from the
effects of the stream of water kept pouring
in his face. When Larney made the attack
on the idle-house prisoners he gave a war
whoop which so startled them they could
not recover in time to defend themselves.
TEE COURT OPINION CONDEMNED.
Kansas Temperance People Denounce the
Original Pnclcnee Decision.
Topeka, July 16. The State Temperance
League met in convention here to-day to
express an opinion on the original package
decision of the United States Supreme
Court. The convention was the largest ever
held in the State, about 5,000 delegates be
ing ln attendance. President Troutman
presided and speeches were made by many
prominent Kansas men.
Resolutions were adopted condemning the
Supreme Court decision, and demanding of
the Kansas Representatives in the national
Congress that they do their utmost to help
the passage of the bill designed to place the
enforcement of the prohibitory law entirely
within tbe State Government, and beyond
the interference ot tbe national Government
CARRIED TO THE STTPEEME COURT.
The Famous Lnlte Front Case Will be Taken
to a Blsher Tribunal.
Chicago, July 16. Judge Blodgctt to
day granted the Illinois Central Railroad
Company leave to appeal to the United
States Supreme Court from tbe decree
rendered by Judge Blodgett, Sep
tember 24, 1888, in the celebrated Lake
Front case. This decree covered the several
cases brought by the people of the State of
Illinois, the city of Chicago and tbe United
States against the Illinois Central Rail
road. The State and citv were satisfied with the
decree, but the United States and the
Illinois Central wanted to take an appeal
ann were given two years in wnicn to do so.
The United States perfected its appeal in
the spring and the railroad company did so
to-day.
A QUARTER TO SEE THE MIDGET.
The Smallest Baby In the Land In a Cbntta
noosja Family.
rSPECIAL TILEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Chattanooga, July 16. Mrs. Maggie
Ellis, a mulatto of this city, gave birth to
day to the smallest child on record. Its
weight is 31 ounces, and it is
but 12 inches in length. When born
Dr. Durham, the attendant physician,
despaired of its life, but he succeeded in re
viving it, and it now bids fair to
live. The child is fully developed, with
perfect features and symmetrical proportions.
Its ankles and wrists are less than an
inch in circumference, and tbe body is
easily placed inside a cigar box with plenty
of room to spare.
Crowds of curious people are flocking to
see the midget, and the family are doing a
laud office business by charging a quarter
admission.
NEW PHASE OF THE 0. P.
A Knnsas Jndce Makes t
In a Case.
Novel Decision
Topeka, Kan., July 16. Judge Foster
in the United States District Court
to-day made an important decision
on a point in original pack
age litigation which had not
before come into court The defendant
had received a wooden box se
curely nailed, and containing SO bottles
of whisky, each bottle tied up
in a pasteboard box. He opened the box
and sold a number of bottles. He-was ar
rested, tried before a Justice and given 105
days in jail.
Judge Foster was of the opinion that the
man broke the original package in open
ing the large box and sold in other than
original packages.
A NOVEL WAGER.
Attempt to Go From San Francisco to
PnrN In 19 Dart. .
New York, July 16. Marcus Mayer,
the well-known theatrical manager, was a
passenger on the City of New York, which
sailed from this port to-day for Liverpool.
Mr. Mayer goes to win a heavy wager
which be made with Jim Williamson, of
San Francisco.
The bet is that Mayer could not leave
San Francisco on July 9 and arrive in Paris
by noon, July 23. Mayer expects to ac
complish the feat and have time to spare.
BODY BURNED TO A CRISP.
A Greensburc I.ndr Use the OH Can With
the Csanl tlesult.
SPTCIAL TELEOKAK TO Tn PISPATCR
Gkeensburo, July 16. At Mammoth
Tnesday eveniug, Mrs. Mama Skeinton,
wife of a boarding house keeper, tried to
light the fire with kerosene oil, and as usual
she took the can with her. The can ex
ploded, and in a few minutes tho clothing
was entirely burned from her body.
Her body was bnrned to a crisp before as
sistance arrneu, ana sue cannot, live until
to-morrow.
FORAKER OP AGAIN.
The Ex-Governor in Full Con-
trol of the Party Organ
ization in Ohio. k
GR0SVEN0R TURNED DOWN
Because of His Action in the Ballot
Box Forgery Scandal.
RYAN NAMED FOR ANOTHER TERM,
And the Kest of the Ticket Filled With
little Opposition.
THE POINTS MADE IX THE PLATF0EH.
The Ohio Republican Convention yester
terday snubbed Congressman Grosvenor
and elevated ex-Governor-Torafcer. Ths
friends of the latter were
Ryan was renominated l
State, Harrison moderate!;
Kinley and his tariff bil
Federal election law deman
a full control.
Secretary ot
indorsed, Mc
' iraised and a
I'-
ISrECIAI. TEiEORAJt TO THE DISPATCH.1
Cleveland, July 16. "Fire Alarm"
Foraker is booming out wild notes of exulta
tion again. He is doing it quieter than
formerly, but to his intimate friends and
special favorites he is the "kine" again.
To-day's Republican Convention was a Eor
aker love feast Any politician who doubts
that has merely to refer to the personnel
of the officers of the convention and its gen
eral make-up.
Every wire puller, petty leader and spoils
man who had lassoed tbe Republicans ot
the State nnderthe Foraker regime was at
this convention to swing the party into Una
with the man of alleged destiny again. Tt
was a wise Foraker move that brought the
meeting of the Repnblican League to this
city in the same week as the Republican
State Convention.
ALL SHOUTING FOB PORAKEB.
The city has been filled with young Re
publicans who have shouted themselves
hoarse in the Muse of Forcer. They have
gathered at every street corner, in every
hotel and to-day in the convention hall
they played the part of Forafcer claquers
when the ex-Governor, iu a humble but
direct way, announced that he w.is ready to
take the helm and steer the Republican ship
to the first convenient rock that he could
find.
Foraker was humility himself in what he
said and how be said it, but be could have
adopted no better plan to at once make
himself pre-eminently popular with that
section ot Ohio Republicans who are still
preventing tbe return of rebel flags at a
safe distance.
Congressman Grosvendr ,came on from
Washington, but whether Be. came to an
tagonize Foraker openly or toSstab him in
the back his mission was a drre failure.
Grosvenor was snubbed. That improbably
as correct a way of stating the casS-as any.
The State Committee was extremely caVeful
to see that Grosvenor was kept in the baci.-X
glUUUUt
A SLAP AT GROSVENOR.
It was not their policy to permit anything;
to creep into the work of the convention
that might tend to throw a bucketful of cold
water upon the resurrection of the political
ly dead three-termer. Grosvenor's antago
nist for Congressional honors, Jndga
Thompson, of Portsmouth, was put in a
conspicuous position, and that was treading
upon Grosvenor's toes with a vengeance.
Perhaps nothing in the convention cre
ated more discussion ampng tbe politicians
than the vigorous negatives from the del
egates when Foraker, for once thoroughly
bonest to himself and his party, admitted
in his speech that he was the cause of de
feat to Republicans in Ohio last fall.
From all parts of tbe hall there came a
chorus of "Noes" that gave elaborate evi
dence of the careful manner in which tbe
convention had been worked np to a fit of
Foraker enthusiasm.
The most marked applause, however, and
the most prolonged cheering that followed
the mention of any man's name came when
Foraker referred to McKiuley in his speech.
The crowd conld not cheer long and loud
enough. Foraker has had his fight and
been worsted by the Sherman Republicans.
Foraker may have trouble with the McKin
ley men. Whether the party accepts
Foraker again or not, it seems to have most
thoroughly convinced itself at the
present time that McKinley is the man to
turn to as the leader for the future.
The convention was called to order at
Music Hall at 11:30 o'clock this morning
by Colonel A. T. Brinsmade, Chairman of
the State Committee. Rev. Dr. S. P.
Sprecher, of the Enclid Avenue Presby
terian Church, opened the proceedings with
prayer. Colonel Brinsmade then made a
short speech, at the conclusion of which he
intrrduced the temporary chairman. The
applause broke out afresh as Governor For
aker arose to speak. After thanking the
State Committee for the honor conferred.
Governor Foraker, among other things,
said:
The last campaign shonld be remembered only
in so far as It teaches lessons of benefit for tho
future. All connected with it that may be the
canse of criticism or bitterness of feeling
shonld be forgotten, bat if there Do thoe who
must have a victim: those whose minds are so
constituted that tbey cannot be satisfied with
out definitely fixln: fault, to all such I have an
appeal to make- My appeal is that you plaes
the blame upon me. Whether It be just or un
just for you to do so, I shall not stop to ques
tion. Neither shall 1 utter a word of com
plaint bnt on the contrary, bear most gladly all
that tne bitterest enemy can ever imagine as
appropriate to be laid upon my shoulders. If
thereby I can in tbe slightest degree promote
tbe common good of onr common cause.
This year we are talcing the census. Next
year tbe Governor, the State Auditor and the
Hecreiary of State are required to fix tbe ratio
ot representation in our General Assembly and
determine wnat it snail be lor tna respective
conntles during the next ten years. The Gov
ernor is already Democratic To elect a Demo
cratic Secretary of State nonld be to give tba .
Democrats a majority in this board, and what
that would mean for our legislative representa
tion you can best learn by studying their recent
Congressional gerrymander. 1c Is of the high
est Importance, therefore, to re-elect Daniel J.
Ryan.
REFUSES A PERMANENT PLACE.
The convention then took a recess, meet
ing again at 3 o'clock. The Committee on
Permanent Organization reported in favor of
Governor Foraker for permanent Chairman.
The honor was declined, Foraker saying
that he did not care to serve. There
were cries of "No, no," but the Governor
was firm.
General Asa Bushnell, of Clark county,
said that he desired to present as permanent
chairman the name of Congressman A. C.t
Thompson, of Portsmouth. This nomina
tion was seconded by L. M. Hadden, of
Cincinnati. Mr. Thompson was then
elected )ermanent Chairman of the conven-
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