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grants Proves to JBe
Nothing but a Farce.
THE MABYLAINT) LINE
TOTALLY MPEOTECTED.
One Health Inspector Stationed at
Cumberland, but He Has No
Idea of His Duties.
AX EASY ROUTE FOR THE
BLACK DEATH TO TRAYEL.
Ko riace to ilclter a. Case if It Should
irnve at the lorders of the
Etate of rencsylTanii.
The Quarantine Officer Without In
structions, Money, Hospital or Any
Appliances to Treat a Case of Chol
eraIf He Should Find a Victim He
Would be Utterly Helpless to Prevent
the Spread of the Disease Startling
Results of a Visit to Cumberland,
Md., by Immigrant Inspector Layton
and Captain Crosby Gray, Chief Clerk
to Chief Brown Pittsburg at the
Mercy of the Scourge.
It would be an easy matter for cholera to
enter Pennsylvania from Maryland. The
State Board of Health has pract ically no
quarantine there. One uninstructed in
spector is stationed at Cumberland, Md.,
but he does not know what he is there for.
A trifling inspection is made of all immi
grants bound for Pennsylvania, while those
going into "West Virginia and Ohio pass the
State lines unmolested. If a case of cholera
were to be developed at the State line there
is no one to take charge of it. Even the
site for a hospital has not been selected and
the inspector has -his headquarters in Mary
land, six miles from Pennsylvania.
Yesterday Immigrant Inspector Layton
and Chief Clerk Crosby Gray, of the De
partment of Public Safety, Tisited Cumber
land. They were sent down by Chief
Brown to see what was being done, if any
jbimyin tli way of keeping cholera out of
the State. A very unsystematic and un
satisfactory state of affairs was found. They
spent a day of hard work and offered many
good suggestions.
An Easy Boute for Cholera.
If they are carried out the quarantine
will be very materially strengthened. If
they are not this route from the east will be
an easy one for cholera to travel.
Dr. J. S. Hackney, a district inspector
for the State Board of Health, is the official
in charge at Cumberland. The two Pitts
burg officials and a Dispatch reporter
caw him yesterday. To the visitors he told
the following story: "I was hurriedly
ordered here by Dr. Lee about a week ago.
I had no instmction when I came here and
have received but a meager explanation of
my duties since then.
"I an in Cumberland only as a matter of
convenience. There has been no arrange
ment between Pennsylvania and Maryland
allowing me to come here. The State line
is six miles from here, at Ellerslie, but it is
a very small place and has no accommoda
tions. The orders I have received from
Dr. Lee so far are that I inspect only im
migrants coins into Pennsylvania. If they
do not have certificates of health from the
New York quarantine I am to send them
back. I was also Informed to let the secre
taries of the Board of Health of Kentucky
and Illinois know if any immigrants pass
here for those States.
Ignorant Even of Names.
"This I cannot do, as I do not know the
name of either secretary. I have nothing
to do with the foreigners going to West
Virginia and Ohio, and I do not think any
one has. I have had ten immigrants to in
spect so far. They all had clear bills of
health. Their certificates did not show that
thev had to pass an inspection at the Mary
land line. I have never heard that there
was an inspection station there.
"The State has not furnished me with any
money yet So far everything that I have
done has been at my own expense. The
Governor is still fishing yet, I suppose.
There are a number of things which I lack.
I cannot tell when a load of immigrants is
coming until the train arrives in Cumber
land. I have asked t'no railroad
officials to give me several hours'
notification, but so far they have
failed to do it. I am also placed at an
other disadvantage. I have no interpreter
and of course cannot make a thorough ex
amination. I have written about these
things but have gotten no reply. I am also
handicapped in numerous other ways."
Totally Unprepared for Cholera.
Messrs. Layton and Gray then commenced
askingquestions. Aaked Mr. Gray: "Doc
tor, if there were a case of cholera devel
oped at Cumberland, what would you do?"
"I hardly know," responded the Health
Officer. "I have no-instructions. I would,
of course, try to keep it out of Pennsyl
vania. I guess there is a board of health
in Cumberland. It would be its duty to
take charge of the case and either care for
it or send the sick man back,"
"Would the town allow Pennsylvania to
quarantine within its limits or the State of
Maryland within its borders, and if they
would not, then what would our State do?"
was asked.
!'i hardly impose Cumberland or the .
CHOLERA
State of Maryland would allow us to use its
ground as a quarantine station. If they
would object, I have no arrangements made
for the reception of the sick. I would then
have to go to the State line and see what I
could do.
No Place to Quarantine a Case.
"I suppose that I would either have to go
to Ellerslie orHyndman. The first is justat
the State line, and the latter town is
eight miles down toward Pittsburg in
Pennsylvania. At Ellerslie I don't know
what I could da The town really lies on
this tide of the State line, and there is not
a building over the line that is
available. In Hyndman 'I do
not know just what I could
do and it is a little far from tne line. As
to disinfecting and fumigating I have made
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The Cholera at Hamburg:
Dltinfecting
no preparation. I really do not know just
what would be used or how it would be
used."
The gentleman from Pittsburg asked a
number of other questions. They were not
at Cnmberland to give orders to Dr. Hack
ney, but to find out what the State was
doing in the way of looking out for Pitts
burg's citizens. They were not satisfied
and they showed it
The party, accompanied by Dr. Hackney,
went down to Ellerslie. There they made
a thorough examination of the State line
town. Messrs. Gray and Layton gave some
very good suggestions about how to arrange
a proper quarantine station there.
A Slto for a Quarantine Station.
Thcro are a number of side tracks at
Ellerslie which run into the woods at the
lower end of town, considerable distance
from any house. The two ' gentlemen
suggested that a hospital car be
established on these sidetracks. Atar for
the sick and one for the well could ran out
on the tracks and the community would not
be endangered. The sanitary arrangements
of the site suggested are exceedingly good.
The plan could be easily carried out
Mr. Layton felt sure that the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company would be willing to fur
nish the cars and grant the use of the
tracks. Dr. Hackney supposed this would
be a pood way to establish a quarantine
station. He did not positively express
himself on it He woild like to have if so
arranged that he would need to spend only
two days a week at the State line. Mr.
Gray tried to dissuade him of this idea arid
impress upon him the necessity of his exer
cising every caution to keep the cholera out
of Pennsylvania.
A Call on the IJ. ft O.
Inspector Layton will call upon the Balti
more and Ohio officials to-day and request
that Dr. Hackney b notified when immi
grants leave Baltimore. This will help him
greatly in his work. Mr. Layton will see
that Hackney is furnished an interpreter.
It is the intention of the Pittsburg au
thorities to do all it can to aid the State
officials. Mr. Layton tninks the Balti
more and Ohio will do anything it can to
assist the State board. He thinks that the
immigrants going into West Virginia and
Ohio should be watched close, and that the
Maryland Board of Health should guard its
State lines.
NAT GOODWIN ON A TEAR.
Ills Company In the. Throes of Dissolution
The Comedian Wins at Faro He Pro
ceeds at Once to Blow Himself On One
of Ills Old-Time Hurrahs.
Indianapolis, Sept. 22. Special
The Nat Goodwin Company reached here
this weckin a state of practical disruption.
Its members speak very bitterly about
Goodwin's conduct during the past fort
night. Fred Lotto, the comedian and stage
manager, abruptly left the company at
Columbus, O.
To-day the leading "old woman," Jean
Clara Walters, insisted that her resignation
be accepted, and the first "old man," Rob
ert G. Wilson, took a similar step. Good
win's a::ent has been frantically telegraph
ing to New York for sustitutes, and unless
new actors arrive at once the coinpaav will
be crippled.
One of the actors in the troupe said: "The
trouble began in Columbus, where we played
all the week. On Tuesday Nat kicked over
the traces of temperance and started on one
hiB old-time hurrahs. Ashe always does on
these occasions, he ran against faro, and
this time he was a winner" of about 500.
When he came on the stage that night he
was in a state so hilarious that his audience
noticed it, and the newspapers gave him a
rebuke next day. He did not improve dur
ing the week, either. Most of us would be
glad to cancel our engagements if we could
get other work."
LOIE FULLER TO BLAME
Tor the Very latest Blvorce Suit In The
atrical Managerial Circles.
New Yokk, Sept 22. Special The
atrical circles were excited to-day by the
neirs that the wife of Manager Gustavo
Amberg bad applied for a divorce in the
Chicago courts. Mrs. Amberg was kuown
on the operatic sta;e prior to her marriage
as Marie Eagle. She was an admirable
soprano and bad sung both in this country
and abroad with marked success. Mr. Am
berg married her in this city about lour
rears ago. Last spring Loie Puller, then
in the height of her success as "the
original serpentine dancer," fulfilled
a special engagement at the Amberg The
ater. At the same time she was under sal-,
ary to Hoyt & Thomas, and for week or
so she appeared nightly in their Madison
Square Theater, as well as at the Amberg.
This led to a lawsuit, and ultimately re
sulted in Miss Puller's withdrawal from,
the Madison Square.
A few weeks later it became known that
the dancer intended to make a tour of Ger
many. The arrangements for her trip were
made by Amberg, and they sailed together.
At last accounts Miss Puller was dancing
in one ot the big gardens in Berlin, and
Ambers was itiil acting as her monaier. . .
PITTSBURG, KODAY. SEPTEMBER 23. 1892
BATHED IN A CHILD'S BLOOD.
A Maniac -Cuts tlio Throat "of His Bony
Under an Imaginary Divine Command
lie Washes Ills Face, in the Life Fluid of
His Victim. .
Nobristown, Pa., Sept 22. Maddened
by the delirium of typhoid fever, William
Lock, a huckster of Harmonville, on Tues
day beat his mother nearly to death, and
last night cut the throat of his infant son
whle laboring under the belief that he had
been commanded by God to sacrifice the
child's life. A male nurse was procured to
attend to Lock. The murderous instinct
seemed to have left him after his attack
upon his mother, and no further outbreaks
were apprehend ed. Last night, suddenly
springing from his bed, he ran to a window
the lioad Where Tramear Are Running.
overlooking a porch roof. Clambering out)
he walked alone until he came to a window
opening into a room occupied by his wife
ana two small cnnaren. reaping tnrougn
the window, Look went directly to the crib,
in which lay sleeping his 19-month-old boy.
The man's lace revealed his purpose.
His terrified wife screamed for help,
arousing Christopher Brown, a boarder, and
throwing the household into a panic. Lock
walked to the mantel-piece, and, taking a
razor from it, went back to the crib. Rais
ing the frightened child in his arms, he
stepped through the window upon the porch
roof again. Holding the child up in the air,
Lock cried: .
"If I cut your throat you will be an angel.
Jesus has commanded me to wash my face
in vour blood."
The agonized mother turned away her
head, unable to watch the butchery of her
babe, as with one sweep of the keen blade
Lock cut the boy's throat from ear to ear.
Laying the bleeding form of the ohild upon
the roof, Lock stooped, and plunging his
hands intothe warm blood, raised them to
his face and washed it in the crimson fluid.
The neighbors finally succeeded in overcom
ing the man after a desperate struggle. He
was taken to the jail at Conshocken, where
he will be held to await the action of the
authorities.
A SOTjrHEBN FLAG RESTORED.
Massachusetts and North .Carolina Veterans
Exchange Amenities.
Charlotte, N. C, Sept 22. At the
battle of Hanover,May-27, 1802, the Ninth
Massachusetts Reglnlent ptured a sllfe
flag 'from Company E, Cleveland Guards,
Twelfth North Carolina Regiment The
flag has since been kept in Boston. Re
cently it was proposed to restore it to the
company. To-day theflag, in charge of
five members of the old Ninth Massachu
setts, arrived here.
The delegation was met here by the
Mayor of Shelbv and a committee, and was
escorted to Shelby, where the ceremonies of
restoring the flag to the old company were
held. After speeches by the Boston
soldiers and responses by the old members
of the Cleveland Gnards, the Boston dele
gation was given a banquet. y
HENRY GEORGE CONVERTS.
Winnipeg May Be the Tirst Community to
Test (lie Single Tax Scheme.
Winnipeg, Man., Sept 22. For some
time past there has been discussion among
the citizens of Winnipeg over the proposi
tion of Mayor McDonald to make radical
changes in the system of municipal assess
ment and taxation. This discussion result
ed yesterday in a meeting of the Aldermen,
members of the Board of Trade and citizens,
who passed resolutions indorsing the single
tax and similar theories of Henry George,
and urging the City Council to adopt them
in the management of Winnipeg's affairs.
It is proposed to abolish the Board of Al
dermen aud have the city foverncd by
three salaried commissioners.
BAB TIMES IN THE ORIENT.
Biff Banks In China and Japan on the Verge
of Failure.
San Francisco, Sept 22. The steam
ship Belgic reports business at a standstill
in China and Japan. The heavy losses
made1 by the Hong Hong and Shanghai
banks have almost paralyzed trade in Hong
Kong. If one wants money he must apply
at tlie banks from a week to a fortnight in
advance. In Yokohama it is just as bad.
In Japan the tea crop was a success, but
in many parts of China it was a failure.
When the Belglo left Hong Kong the Hong
Kong and Shanghai banks failed to pay a
dividend.
AUTOMATIC SAFETY COUPLERS,
Congress Must First Establish a Uniform
Standard Height for Care.
DallasTex., Sept 22. Tn the Switch
men's National Convention to-day the re
port of Secretary and Treasurer W. R. Sim
scott shows that 82 lodges have been organ
ized in different sections pf the country the
past year. The treasury contains ?4,000.
The adoption of a self-acting or automatio
car coupler has engaged a great deal of the
attention of the convention. It is conceded
that unless Congress passes a law establish
ing a standard height for freight cars it is
impossible to make one work successfully.
A BTJNAWAYIOBD CAUGHT,
He Had Jumped In Georgia After He Had
Been Convicted of Forgery.
Rome, Ga., Sept 22. A telegram was
received here from Governor Flower this
morning by the Sheriff annonncing the ar
rest of Lord Beresford, the Englishman,
who was convicted of forgery and, who ran
away while out on bond, awaiting a new
trial
Governor Northern wired Governor
Plowtr to hold him.
A Glass Factory Besumes.
TUnONTOWN, Sept 22. Special The
Thompson glass factory, which has been
idle for fifteen months, was pot in opera
tion to-day. The works are running
double turn and the company has enough
orden booked to keep running all winter.
ONE NEW SUSPECT,
Hb Is Connected With an. Em
ployment; Agency Which
Deals With Many ,
.TOILERS FB0M HAMBUBGr.
Cholera-Infected Honses.in New York,
ire Under Quarantine.
A QUIET DAI AT SANDT HOOK.
The roliria, .ftoyf Duo Trom Furope, May
aura Oat to Be a Fest Ship..
PLAGUE KEWS FE0M BOMB AMUB50AD
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rsFECIAL TKLIOHXm TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New York, Sept 22. Only one new" case
of suspected cholera was reported pt the
Health Department to-day. The suspects in,'
the Reception and Willard Parker Hospitals
are closely watched. Louis Weinhaged, the
patient from the Extra Place tenement, is
convalescent The doctors are not prepared
to say whether Henry Engel, w"ho was taken
to the hospital from the Extra Place house
as a matter of precaution, and Patrick Stew
ard, of 15 Morris street, have cholera. The
bacteriologists reported that James Carr,
the captain of' the canal boat Harry Cahill.
who died in New Brunswick, died of genu
ine Asiatio cholera.
Henry Prick, C5 years old, was hurried to
the Reception' Hospital to-night by the
health authorities, who believe he is sick
with the cholera. The man was suddenly
seized with vomiting and diarrhcea at 0
o'clock, and two hours later he was among
the "suspects" on the floating hospital.
Prick's apartments are above an immigrant
employment agency, which has recently
been visited by arrivals from Hamburg. It
Is believed that they brought the germs of
the plague, which Prick contracted. The
house has been disinfected and quarantined.
The Houses Now Under Quarantine.
Emanuel O. Aeschia, a letter carrier of
26 Suffolk street, was found sick with cramps
at Madison and Jefferson streets, and was
taken to the Government Hospital. The
houses now under quarantine are Mrs.
Gunther's, Extra Place boarding house; tho
Leoniger Baby's Home, at 411 East Forty
sixth street; the Callahan House, at 318
East Forty-seventh street; the house at 14
Mott street, where a Chinaman died; Mary
Murphy's home, at 63 Cherry street and 11
Secgnd street and 16 Morris street, where
suspicions cues have ocourred.
Outside of two deaths of children on
J Swinburne Island to-day there were no new
developments in the Lower Bar. Maria
Jawrowitz, 2 years old, who was removed
from the Scandia September 11, died of
bronono-pneumonia, and Fesser Skelar, 2
years, removed from the Bohemia Septem
ber 20, died of what appeared to be cholera.
Dr. Byron reported that the other patientr
were out of danger and that no new cases
have appeared.
The Moravia's steerage passengers were
taken from the ship this afternoon and sent
to Ellis Island. JCho Vjoming's cabin
passengers will be released from Fire
Island and the Scandia's" and Bohemia's
cabin passengers will take their place.
The Polarla a Possible Plague Ship.
The Polaria, a Hamburg immigrant ship,
which sailed from Stettin with ISO passen
gers in her steerage, and the Massilia, with
700 from Naples, are now due. Cholera
may have developed aboard the Polaria, but
Dr. Jenkins does not feel any particular
anxiety about her.
A dispatch from Camp Low, Sandy Hook,
says: No new patients were admitted to
the hospital to-dav, but there are five cases
of diarrhoea in the camp which are being
closely watched by the phvsicians. The
unknown infant who was suffering from the
effects of neglect and starvation on the
steamer Rugia at Hoffman Island, and who
was reported better, has suffered a relapse
and but little hope is entertained ot its re
covery. There are 22 persons on the sick list in
the camp, but the doctors declare most posi
tively that, with the exception of the case
of Mrs. Gomez, there is no cholera here
now.
The first case requiring thst a resident of
the camp be placed under arrest occurred
this alternoon and created great excite
ment Tho First Arrest In the Camp.
Louis Glenwinkle, who had been beating
his young and comely wife until she was a
mass of bruises, because she objeoted to his
spending all hr savings and making love to
another woman, was put in irons and will
be given a diet of bread and water until
Saturday.
When the Normannia's passengers will
be released and sent to land the camp
vacated tents will be thoroughly cleaned,
fumigated and disinfected previous to their
occupation by the passengers from the
Scandia and Bohemia, who are expected to
be worse afflicf d than those now in camp.
Dr. Vought announces that the passen
gers of the steamer Wyoming, at the Surf
Hotel, will be released to-morrow, provided
all are well. It is understood that when
the Wyoming's passengers are released
from Fire Island thecabln passengers of tho
Rugia will be transterred to the Surf Hotel
NEW RAILROAD RULES.
Immigrants Mnst Have Certificates
and
Bide In Jim Crow Cars.
Baltimore, Sept 22. Dr. James P.
McShane, Health Commissioner, lias re
ceived from General Manager O'Dell, of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, a copy of an
order relating to the transportation of im
migrants. The order is the result of a con
ference of health officers and railroad offi
claKbcld in Chicago, and conforms with
the requirements of the Health Boards of
Illinois, 'Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan,
Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa and Chi
cago. Under the regulations the immigrants
must have certificates of inspection and dis
infection, and similar certificates must be
attached to their baggage. The immigrants
and their baggage must be transported in
separate cars, and when there are other
passenger cars in a train the cars containing
immigrants must be placed at the end ol the
train.
PATHS0N TAKES A HAND.
He Issues a Proclamation to Town Health
Authorities and Citizens.
PniLADELPniA, Bept 22. Governor
Pattison has issued a proclamation, reeom
mending to all health authorities charged
by law with the protection of the health
And lives of their respective communities,
whether boards or bureaus of health, health
officers, health commissioners or borough
councils, the utmost promptness and energy
in placing their towns in a state of sanitary
defense in accordance with the instructions
of the State Board ot Health; and . to the
citizens of such towns that they not only
yield cheerful obedience to tho orden of.
- TWELYE PAGES.
a!2
The Political SvroRD Swaxlowee's Attempted Peat.
such authorities, bnt lend their active aid
in enforcing the same.
FOSTER FEARS TROUBLE.
The Treasury Secretary Thinks the 20-Day
Quarantlno May He Misinterpreted.
Washington, -Sept. 22. Speciaul
Secretary Charles Poster was questioned
to-day relative to the report that ex-Snr-geon
General Hamilton, of the Marine Hos
pital service, was relieved from duty at the
quarantine camp at Sandy Hook prepara
tory to being appointed Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury. In reply, the Secre
tary said he had nothing to say on the
subject of Dr. Hamilton's promotion for the
reason that it was a matter which has not
yet been disenssed in administration circles.
Dr. Hamilton was detailed to come on from
Chicago and assist in fighting the cholera at
New York became he had some experience
with that disease before. It was under
stood that as soon as the plague was under
control of the authorities he was to be re
lieved, with permission to return to his
other duties in Chicago.
The Secretary says lie believes that the
cholera scare is practically over and the
New York authorities are competent to
deal with it and keep it from getting a foot
hold in the United States. He anticipates,
however, some trouble growing out of the
20 days' quarantine circular, so far as it re
lates to American citizens who want to re
tarn as steerage passengers. The present
regulations praotically prohibit immigra
tion, and that was the real intent "ofnhe
circular, but it was not intendedto- isfer-J
fere with the poor American citizens who
desired to take advantage of the cheap
transportation rates and visit their former
homes in Europe.
PECK TAKING HIS TIME.
New York's Tabor Commissioner Promised
to lie on Hand for Trial To-Morrow
His Friends Give Away His line of De
fenseThe Partly Burned Fapers Pho
tographed. Albany, N. Y., Sept 22. Special.
Lawyer E. J. Meegan, Commissioner Peck's
counsel, said to-night that Mr. Peck will be
in court Saturday, to be arraigned
at 10 o'clock A. M. on the charge of destroy
ing papers.
District Attorney Eaton and ex-Senator
Chase have gone to the expense of having a
lot of charred aud partly burned paper pho
tographed. The pictures show signs of fire
having come in contact with the papers at
some time in their eventful history. What
the papers were before disaster overtook
them cannot be determined from the pic
tures. There' was "reading matter" on
them, and more or less writing with a pen,
but there was no signature or official stamps
to show that they ever were official docu
ments. r It is said at the Bureau of Labor Statis
tics that the answers to Commissioner
Peck's circular letter, about which all this
commotion is kicked up by the Cleveland
free traders, were never stamped by the
official stamp of the Labor Bureau, nor was
the usual filing index placed upon them.
This formality was omitted for the reason
that they were never regarded as public
papers to be preserved in the office. When
the statistical information they contained
was copied from them upon the office
blanks, the replies had served their pur
pose and were thenceforth junk.
A telegram from Philadelphia says:
Charles F. Peck, the New York Labor
Commissioner, was in this city to-day, upon
business connected with the office, bnt he
declined to say what it was. He will re
turn to Albany to-morrow.
HEW YORK CHIHE8E PROTEST,
They Hold a Mass Meeting Against the
Geary Fxcluslon BUI.
New York, Sept 22. A large and re
spectable"audience gathered in the hall of
Cooper Union to-night at tho mass meeting
held under the auspices of the Chinese Civil
Rights League of New York City, to pro
test against the enforcement of the
Geary bill. The Chinese physician, Dr
J. a Thom, presided, and spoke at
length of the object of the meeting. The
United States, ho said, bad violated its
treaty stipulations. The Chinese are vic
tims of both the great political parties.
The following protest was adopted by the
meetiug:
We, tho citizens of the United States In
mass meeting assembled, do hereby resolve
and declare the said bill li monstrous, in
human and unconstitutional, and we hereby
pledge ourselves to tho support ot that pro
test against the said bill whloh has been
entered by the Chinese Civil Rights League
of New York City.
A HISEK SHOWS TRUE GRIT.
Burglars Burn His Feet but Fall to Compel
Him to Reveal His Hoard.
Lancaster, Sept' 22. Three masked
men on Tuesday night broke into the house
ot Lawrenoe Reynolds, an old and ecentrio
miser, three miles below Curryville, Pa.
They demanded his money and on his re
fusal tortured him, putting'his feet into the
fire.
He stubbornly refused to reveal his hoard,
and alter abusing the old man a long time
the burglars loft without securing anything
WEAVER DARED OUTSIDE.
A Reporter Shames Him for Hiding Behind
a Woman He Tells the Third Party
Candidate's Friends What Ho Knows
About Him.
Columbits, Ga,, Sept 22. Tne Third
party meeting here to-day drew together
about 800 persons, one-third of whom were
Third "party men. General Weaver and
Mrs. Lease arrived this morning.
At the Opera llonse General
"Weaver spoke, denouncing the Democratic,
party and charging to it all the
evils of poverty and distress, ne was fol
lowed by Mrs. Lease, who sailed into the
Democratic party lively. She extolled
Weaver and the Third party and was par
ticularly sayere on the Democratic press,
and characterized the Atlanta Journal as a
lying sheet and- its representative as a liar.
Thad Horton, the Journal reporter who
got the affidavit of parties in Pulaski set
ting forth Weaver's brutality during the
war, was on the stae and immediately
sprang forward, stating he had affidavits in
his pocket to prove the correctness of the
Journal's report and would read them.
Weaver declared that he had engaged
the house and Horton should not
read the affidavits. Great confusion of
cheers and hisses ensued. Finally Horton
was taken from the stage. He told Weaver
that he could not resent the insult from a
woman, that her sex protected her, but he
would hurl the He in the teeth of any man
-whpjwiald step outside. Alterward Hortpn
made a speech in front bf tbe Opera-House,'
dn which h"upheld the publication in the
JbuTTuUoi wftfrioudly cheered.
General "Weaver and his party left in the
afternoon tor Macon. There was no demon
stration at their departure, and but a hand
ful of people saw them depart
P0WDERLY A REPUBLICAN.
As Between the Two Parties at Present, He
Is Against Clei eland's.
WiLKESBABEE, Sept 22. Special'
General Master Workman Powderly, of the
Knights of Labor, and Chauncey F.
Black, President of the State League
of Democratic Clubs, met at the
Delaware and Hndson Railroad depot in
Hyde Park this morning. Mr. Black was
taking the train for his home in York, Pa.,
after attending the annual convention of the
Democratic clubs In Scranton. Powderly
grasped tho Democratic statesman warmly
by the hand and said: "Can you tell me
where Cleveland stands on the tariff ques
tion?" Mr. Black replied: "That's mora
than I can tell, although if you asked where
I stood I would be able to tell you."
"Itell you what," said Powderly, "I
don't think he knows where he stands. He
is at sea. I used to admire that man, but
since his meddlesome interference with the
silver question I have lost confidence in
him. As between the Republican and
Democratic parties I am a Republican this
time."
The stand Powderly takes will create a
sensation in labor circles. He has always
been a Democrat
IHE WBECK WELL PLANNED.
Kansas Will Bo Scoured for tho Osage City
Would-Bo Train Bobbers.
TorEKA, Sept 22. Armed posses are
now scouring the country in every direction
for the miscreants who wrecked the Santa
Fa express train near Osage City yesterday.
Further evidence has been secured showing
conclusively that the wreck was well
planned. Two through freights had passed
over the track within half ah hour of the
ill-fated passenger train, the last one hav
ing preceded the express train within five
minutes and was waiting for it to pass at
Osage City. In this short time the fish
plates and spikes had been removed.
The Santa Fe Company has employed ex
tra detectives. It is impossible to get a
statement from either the company or the
Wells-Fareo peoplo as to exactly how
much money was in the express car. No
information" will be given concerning the
box which contained the Mexican Central
shipment, but it is supposed it was lor-
warueu to umcago. me wounaea passen
gers were all rapidly recovering this morn
ing, except Mrs. Mary Lyman, of Bloom
ington, IIL, who, it is "feared, will die.
AN OIL TOWN BURNED.
St Petersburg, Once a Thriving City, at the
Mercy of the Flames.
Oil City, Sept 22. Lightning strnck
the Opera House at St Petersburg, Clarion
county, to-day and set it on fire. Most of
the inhabitants were away attending the
Greenville fair, and though the town had
its usual supply of water, nothing could be
done to stop the flames which spread till
the 20 houses, comprising the main inhabit
ed part ot the town, were totally destroyed.
St Petersburg came into prominence in
1870 shortly after the drilling in of Marcus
Huling's big well. In two years it was a
city rivaling Ranseville in population and
activity, and had banks, an Opera House
and a newspaper. The wells declined rap
idly, end for the past ten years St Paters
burg has been practically a deserted vill-
THREE CENT&
THE GRAND JURY
SftlDTO LEAK,
Defendants in the Homestead
Cases Supplied With
the Testimc
HEABD IN CONFIL-,
n :. nT!:t rl,-J TTUU .'V
ViUUUlilU uiiibiuia vjuaiycu mini xa
and Murder.
Secretary Lovejoy ,I Arrayed and H.
C. PriclE and Other GiyoraiemselvBa
Up All Waive a Eojfing and Give
$2,000 Bail Each fo'court The) Un
expected Move Cp6ato3a Sensation
Mr. Frick: yiaft3 Homestead and
Comes Away Well Pleased Vlco
Chairman Leishman Contradicts a
Widely Circulated Report Adjutant
General Greonland Coming To-Dayi-Cost
of tho Militia.
"There has been an ugly .leak from tho
grand jury. All the testimony supplied in
the hearing of the Homestead cases has
been furnished to the defendants," County
Commissioner Mercer said yesterday. Mr.
Mercer refused to give any fur
ther information on the subjeot
-He added, however, that he
wjs surprised at the complete web of evi
dence which had been woven about the
men. The District Attorney had heard of
the alleged leak on the part of the grand
jury. He would not discuss it, however.
About the Court House the alleged leak
was generally known and was being dis
cussed with considerable interest The
story was not the only sensation in connec
tion with the Homestead matter.
A Posim e Stir Created.
The announcement that H. G. Frick, Sec
retary Lovejoy and other officials of the
Carnegie Company had been arrested cre
ated a positive stir in the city.
The report at first was not credited.
Investigation, however, developed that
Burgess McLuckie, of Homestead, had
made informations before Alderman King
against nearly all the Carnegie officials and
seven of the Pinkerlon agents for conspiracy
and aggravated riot in connection with the
Homestead strike.
After Secretary Lovejoy was arrested the
other defendants went to the 'Squire's
office, waived a hearing and gave bail for
court Informations were made against H.
a Frick, H. M. Curry, J. G. A. Leishman,
Otis Childs, F. T. P. Lovejoy, L. O, Phipps,
J, A. Potter, G. A "Corey, J. F. Dovey,
Nevltr ilcCoitneil, of the Carnegie inter
ests, and Robert and William Pinkerton,
John Cooper, C. W. .Biddell, Fred Primer,
W: H. Burkand F. W. Hines, of the 'Pin
kerton. Agency.
There are two separate informations,
charging the defendants with aggravated
riot and conspiracy. The information in the
conspiracy case reads as follows:
Tho Charge In Detail.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, city of
rittsbnnr, ss., vs If. C. Frick, H. M. Curry,
J. G. A. Leishman, Otis ClHlds, F. T. F. Love-,
joy, L. C. Thipps, J. A. Potter, G. A. Corey,
J. F. Dovey, Nevln HcConnell, John Cooper
Robert rinkerton, Wm. Pinkerton, C. W.
Bidden, Fred Primer, W. n. Bark, F. Vf.
Ulnes.
Before me, the subscriber, F. M. King, an
Alderman, in and for said city, personally
came John McLuckie, who upon oath ad
ministered according to law, deposeth and
saith that iuthe township or Mifflin and
elsewhere in the connty of Allegheny, on
the Cth of July. lS'JJ, the above named de
fendants and others to the deponent un
known, did unlawfully combine,
confederate, conspire and agree to
gether to depress tho wages of
labor in tho county aforesaid and elsewhere,
to incite riot, and tho disturbance of the
pnblio peare, and cause public disaffection,
and produce viol ence.disorder and breaches
ot the public peace, in tho township of Mif
flin, and the borongli of Homestead, In the
county of Allegheny, State aforesaid, by em
ploying and fetching an armed Dody
of nearly 100 men from other States
than Pennsylvania to-wit: Illinois, Now
Jersey, New York, Indiana and Colorado
and other places to your deponent unknown,
ana for the further pnrposo did unlawfully
combine, confederate, conspire and agree
together to bring into the State of Pennsyl
vania a large number of men from these
several States and elsewhere, who were
not citizens of the State of Pennsyl
vania or or tho county of
Allegheny, and arm the said imported men
and have thom embarked on a steamboat, la
the county of Allegheny and transported to
Mlmln township in the said county, under
tho disguise of watchmen, and in fact and
in truth they were unlawfully armed with,
Winchester rifles and uniformed as an army,
and that tho said men belonging and being
engaged to an agency called the Pinkertons.
Fositivo Charges Made.
That this armed force did, in the town
ship of Mifflin in tho county of Allegnony,
incite riot, commit murder, produce disaf
fection and create breaches of the pnblio
peace and depress wages in the conspiraoy
and confederacy contrary to law. This in
formation Is made on information received.
Tho information bearing on the riot case
reads:
"Before me the subscriber, eta, on July 8,
did unlawfully, riotously, tumultuously and
with arms and clubs assemble In the said
township of Mifflin, and In the said county
of Allegheny, and did with loud noise,
tumult and riot, discharge firearms and
other missiles, and did then and there kill,
slay and hound divers good citizens of this
Commonwealth, and did disturb tho public
peace to tho terror and fear of divers good
citizens of said Commonwealth. This In
formation Is made upon information re
ceived." The Carnegie officials famished 52,000
ball, $1,000 on each charge. None of the
Pinkertons have as yet been arrested. It is
expected they too will surrender.
Beported Conference Denied.
A report was current on the streets last
night that the Carnegie Steel Company had
held a conference, at which they had de
cided to sign the scale for the Homestead
mill. John Lieshman, Vice Chairman of
the company, was seen last night When
asked if there was any truth in he rumor,
he said: "It is so absurd that it is scarcely
worth contradicting. The Carnegie Steel
Company, when they entered this fight,
did so with the knowledge of how long tho
strike would last and how it would
be brought to a close. We would not even
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