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The EVENING JOURNAL offers no premiums; it circu lates solely on its merits. The EVENING JOURNAL has more readers than any other paper in Delaware. I WILMINGTON. DEL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 1892. ONE CENT. FIFTH YEAR. > ) O'CLOCK EDITION. This edition prints full re torts of everything of local nd telegraphic moment up to • p. m., giving the reader later lews by two hours than any »ther Wilmington paper. FHE MOVE DENOUNCED. Pittsburg Mill Hands Indignant Over the Officials' Move iEFLEOTS ON THEIR PATRIOTISM. the The Charge of Treason Against Striker* Call* Forth Denunciation—A Legal Opinion That the Court W ill Not Sustain It—Considered an Attempt to Eml the Strike. IBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.! Pittsbcro, Oct. 1 —When the news that the charge of treason had been brought against the advisory committee reached Homestead last evening, it shocked the people. The locked-out men were puzzled and declared that they did not know what it meant. They were unanimous in the belief that this tning of entering charges had gone too far, saying that the charge of treason fleeted upon their standing as American citizens and against their patriotism. Altogether it was roundly denounced. It was believed by the men that the object of the arrests is to get the leaders out of the way so that the others will go to work. W. J. Brennan, attorney for the de fendants, was not greatly surprised at the charge, though he had no thought of any charge against his clients being "I do not re made for the supreme court, believe that the charge will ever be sus tained." said Mr. Brennan, because there was no element of treason in the acts of men. There must be a general purpose to destroy and resist all rightful aud lega 1 authority. The single act of an individual, or of a mob of men in a case like we have had at Homestead is described by the laws of the state as riot and as the acts of a mob. "It was wrong for the strikers to pre vent men from enteriug the works at Homestead, and it was wrong for them to enter them and nobody on earth re grets these acts now as much as they do. They were committed in the heat of ex citement and to prevent a disorder of a more serious nat ure, the acts alleged, if committed, simply expedients resorted to, that ad vantage might be gained in the strike, but treason, or a plot to overthrow the government, as alleged, was farthest from their thoughts. Probably some of were "XVlll Never be Convicted.'' "I am very free to state upon the in formation I have received ubout the pro ceedings that the meu will never be con victed on that charge. They are just as loyal citizens as there are in Allegheny county, but have passions like all human beings, and under great provoca tion will fight." President William Weihe, of the Amal gamated Association, was unusuallybland, when questioned about the supreme court's action aud the charge of treason, lie did not have a word to say, except that he had not heard of it before, and not being a lawyer, could not give an opinion on such a subject. He said he did not know whether or uot there were auy grounds for the charge. First Case of Treason. "This will be the first case of treason ever tried in the state of Pennsylvania," said P. C. Knox, attorney for the Car negie Steel company. "Iu fact there was never anything exactly similar. The ouly case coming near it was the proceed ings growing out of the French com mune. "This case will attract as much, if not more, interest than did the famous trial of Aaron Burr. We are bringing these proceedings to see whether the laws of Pennsylvania or the edicts of the Home stead advisory committee are to rule the commonwealth. The committee took the law iuto their own hands, ignoring tho government of the state. We think this constitutes treason. The charge is a grave one, and comes before a full bonch of the supreme court of Pennsyl vania. "Tlie maximum sentence a man can receive for treason is twelve years iu the penitentiary. The cases may come up immediately or it may be some time be fore they arc heard. If the prisoners demand a hearing they will get it at ouce. Tho crime is bailable, the amount of bond being fixed by Chief Justice Paxson. "Since early in August this treason charge lias been pending. Wheu the Homesteaders were arrested for conspir acy the attorneys wanted to follow with a charge of treason. To this Chair Frick objected and the idea was dropped for a while. A Grand Finale.' "About a month ago it was decided to proceed with tho treason charge and have it ready to spring as a grand finale. Every movement of the company and its attorneys in this matter has been of the most secret nature. "The bill was printed in the dead night and everything to keep it from the public ear was done. Until Judge Paxson Issued his warrants yesterday but few had heard of it. I say that this move was not even thought of by the Homestead strikers." r afternoon t is safe THE WARRANTS ISSUED. Application to be Made by the Defendant* for Ball Today. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Pittsbui.g, Oct 1.—It was learned todav that warrants have been An noon _ I m issued by the Carnegie Steel compauy against the members of the strikers ad visory board at the Union mlils this city. The charge preferred is that of conspir and treason, oue B \s of the members of this board have heretofore been called upon to answer charges of violation of law in connection with the present strike. It also stated that during this afternoon attorneys representing those of the Homestead advisory committee already under arrest on a charge of treason will make application before Chief Justice Paxson for bail. Six of the defendants are now ut. der arrest. In all thirty five warrants on this charge have been issued. Judge Paxson will also instruct the grand jury with reference to the treason charges, and will occupy the bench in the court of Oyer and Terminer when these cases come to trial. The question has already risen that should the de fendants appeal their eases to the State Supreme court, would Judge Paxson again have the conduct of the cases when they came before that body. BIQ FIRE IN BUENOS AYRES. Over #2,000.000 Worth of Property De Ktroyed— Astronomer* Active—Chill to Celebrate Columbu* Day. IBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] New Yohk, Oct. 1.—A cable to the Herald from its correspondent at Buenos Ayres says that a fire in that city on Thursday morning destroyed property to the value of $2,200,000. Director Obrecht of the observatory near Santiago will cooperate with the party from the Lick observatory which will arrive there iu April to view the eclipse of the sun. Preparations are being made in Chili for the celebration of Columbus day, which the government has declared a public holiday. THE GALE'S AFTERMATH. PARTICULARS OF LAST MONTH'S DIS ASTER IN JAPAN. The Typhoon Created Ceueral Devasta tion, Completely XVreeking Nearly a Thousand House*—Hundred* of Feople Crushed to Death. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] San Fkancisco, Oct. 1.—The Pacific mail steamship Peru brings Japanese news up to September 16. The gale which swept over Southern and Central Japan last month devastated the Rinkin islands and inflicted other terrible dam age, the returns from the larger ones alone showing that 400 persons were crushed to death, twenty-three houses completely wrecked and 1,521 partially destroyed. At Romamatsu the court house,school, sixty two dwellings and a brick railway station were blown down, ten persons killed and many wounded. In the Shuoka perfecture the destruc tion wrought was far greater, 800 dwell ings being swept away. Iu Aidy five per sons were killed,in Gtimma the same dev astation took place with the number of deaths. The Spanish consul at. Hong Kong re ceived dispatches stating that the ty phoon had reached there and done great damage. There is intense suffering all over the island. same COLONEL CANADAY BURIED. The Ex-Sergeant-of-Ar m* of the Senate Laid to Rest-A Theory That He Did Not Commit Suicide. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.! Washington, Oct. 1.—Colonel W. H. Canaday, ex-sergeant-at-arms of the l T nited States senate whose death oc curred last Tuesday, was buried yester day afternoon. The case has taken on some mysterious features and the theory s advanced that the colonel did not commit suicide. An expert glazier says the window in tlie rjom where the de ceased was first found bound to the door was broken from the outside, and the gentleman who cut him loose says had no idea that Canaday had tied the cords himself. Other occupants of the house state that they heard voices in the room some time In the night. These facts together with the personal property the colonel was knowu to have in his possession, notably two gold watches, cannot be found and the other fact deemed to be pertinent, that the charred papers found on the floor of the room, prove to be the remnants of notes for money loaned him warraRt his friends iu asserting that there was a genuine burglary, and that if the colonel did kill himself he was driven to it by the consciousness that unjustly suspected. J. C. Callahan has been appointed collector by the court, to take possession of Colonel Canaday's effects pending the appointment of administrator of the estate. « .: RACING FOUR HUNDRED MILES. Germau ami Au*trlan Soldier* to Com pete in an Inter-Country Race. [By Telegraph to tlie Evening Journal« Vienna, Oct. 1.—The Austrian and Hungarian officers who are taking part in the long distauce riding race between officers of the Germau and Austrian im perial armies, started this morning. The point of departure was Florlas dorf, a village near Vienna. The officers left iu batches every five minutes. The officer of the German army who arrives first at Floriasdorf will receive prize from Francis Joseph; the first Austro-Hungarian rider to reacli the Berlin barracks as Belle Alliance strasso will have a similar honor from Wilhelm. The joint imperial committee awards 20,000 marks to the rider who may cover the distance in the shortest time. There are six other prizes grading down to 1,500 marks. The Austrian and German emperors are very keen oil the subject of the race. The distance to be ridden is 400 miles and must be ridden with a single horse. The Germau riders start from the bar racks of the dragon guards in Berlin. Among the Austro-Hungarian corapeti tors officer Henri Baltnzzi is the favorite for the winner. The Austro-Hungariau horses in the races an» mostly English half-breeds from Hungarian studs, but there are also a number of thorough breds in the contest. The result is expected to decide the merits of horses of different breeds and their riders are likewise .as to the short est and most convenient route from the one country to the other. —The »team*treel roller attracted much tention this morning by going down theBixth *tre«t hill between King and French streets. at HEARING PECK'S CASE. The Commissioner Must Ac count for Not Showing Papers. HE PLEADS PLEDGED SEOREGY The Defendant Claims That the Docu ment. From Which He Published HU Tarit! - Report Are Private Property and Say* a Revelation of Source* of In formation W'ould He Injuriuii*. IBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Hudson, N. Y., Oct. 1.—The matter of the application of E. Ellery Anderson for a mandamus compelling Labor Commis sioner Peck to produce in court the pri vate papers on which he compiled his re-' port on the tariff came up before Justice Edwards this morning, ex-Senator Nor ton Chase appearing for Mr. Anderson, and Edward Meegan for the commis sioner of labor. It was a special term of the supreme court and this was the first actual hearing yet giveu. The original order directing Mr. Peck to show cause why a peremptory writ of mandamus should not be issued was granted by Justice Edwards and was re turnable at a special term held in Kings ton by Judge Fursman. A postpone ment was effected and the ease was before Justice Mayliam on Tuesday last. He de clined to hear it on the ground that Jus tice Edwards had issued the preliminary order and should hearrihe case. Mr. Chase presented the same papers as were presented to Judge Furman at Kingston, reciting that Mr. Peck had refused to allow public papers on file in his office and obtained under the seal of labor commissioner to be examined, although the law strictly provided that the papers on file in his office were public property. He therefore asked for a peremptory writ of maudamus to compel the production of such documents. Mr. Meegan for Mr. Peck presented the affidavit as priuted on Tuesday, In which he states that the communicat ion and letters upon which his repart is based were never filed nor made a record in my office and were never the prop erty of the state,but were private letters and whatever property exists iu them is divided between this deponent and the several senders of the letters. counsel that, under oolsey vs. Judd, am advised by my the decision of W Deur, 870, and other kindred cases, in junction would lie against ire if I at tempted iu anyway to make public that which I guaranteed should be pri vate matter and held as secret and confi dential. As the head of the department in question I am of the opinion, and represent to this honorable court, that the publication of names and addresses of tiie persons and corporations who have furnished the data upon which my report is based, would be greatly injuri ous to the public interests." A Speedy Decision Improbable. After the arguments were concluded Judge Edwards said: "I perhaps ought to say that if a speedy determiuation this question is desired, it is unfortu nate that, it was sent here. I am hold ing a circuit at Troy and, following that, another at Schoharie and still one after that, and I will be unable to give a very speedy decision. I will do the best I can, however." The court took the papers aud reserved decision. he an MORE TELEGRAPHERS MAY STRIKE The Iowa Shut Down Drive* the Com pany to De*perattou. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Crdaii Rapids, la., Oct. 1.—The worst phase of the operators' strike appears near at hand. The B., C., R. & N. R. company, becoming desperate lias caused the arrest of three operators, but when put en trial failed to appear for prosecu tion. These operators declare they will sue the company for damages. Indications now point to a strike the Chicago, Rock Island aud Pacific toad, though the operators ou that road recently secured an advance in salary. Regarding the strike, Chief Ramsey said: "We are seriously considering matter of calliug out the operators the Rock Island railroad if the matter not settled soon. We claim the Rock Island owns or controls the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern." Frenchmen XVIn a Hattie. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Pahis, Oct. 1.—A dispatch from Porto Novo says: "While the French gunboats Opale and Corail were ascending tlie river Queine at Tahoue, September 28, were attacked by numbers of Dahomey ans, who were repulsed with heavy the ground being strewn with their dead bodies. One Frenchman was killed thirteen were wounded. The land expe dition is in fine condition and lias ad vanced to near Gitonie." Cholera From Potatoes. IBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal« London, Oct. 1.—Hetity Harlow, who is In the business of importing potatoes from Hamburg, died of cholera today in the town of March, about twenty-five miles from the town of Cambridge. It ippoeed that Mr. Harlow contracted the disease iu some way in connection with the imported potatoes. A Celebrated Artist Dead. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal« London, Oct. 1.—Sebastian Charles Giraud, the French painter, is dead, aged 73. He was born in Paris in 1819. Among his pictures were "Fishing for Seals," "Return of the Hunter," "A Sunday in Butanny," etc. He was deco rated with the legion of honor in 1847. is sa The Fall Mall Gazette Hold. [By Telegraph to tlie Evening Juurnal« London, Oct. 1.—Yates Thompson has sold the Pall Mall Gazette to Mr. Kncighly, a member of the National Lib eral club. It Is understood that the paper which has been Radical in its ten dencies will become a Liberal-Unionist organ. __ Fanny Davauport iu New X'ork. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal ] New York, Oct. 1.—Th? steamer Columbia, arrived. She brings 113 first and 107 second-cabin passengers. Among them are Fanny Davenport and W. Melbourne Mac Dowell. from Southampton, has OPENINQ OHIO'S CAMPAIGN. All KntliiiNliifttli' UfinocrMtlr A**eii»1»liig«* IVrttra C'hii il Id lit ** Mcvt'iirton Sound tin* Keynote- Kociption at Cl ne I mint I l'o*t polled* [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal« Woodsdai.k Island Park, Ohio, Oct. 1.—The campaign in Central and South ern Ohio was formally opened by the Democracy here this afternoon with a picnic in whicli quite a number of polit ical clubs participated. There was con siderable disappointment at tlie failure of Oeneral Adlai E. .Stevenson to arrive in Cincinnati this morning at 7.10. He was advertised for a public reception at the Gibson House in tiiat city and there was no explanation of his absence until the report came that he was delayed and could not arrive until 11.80. Tills prevented the reception as he was at once brought to this place in a special train over the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton .road. arriving in time for a dinner served to the officers and orat ors. Hou. R. D. Marshall, of Dayton, who is chairman of the meeting, was escorted to the park by the Gravel Hall aud Thur man clubs of thatcity. Among those who delivered addresses in conjunction with Mr. Stevenson were Hon. Robort B. Bowler, C. T. Grove, of Cincinnati; John A. McMahon, of Dayton; Congressman Iiouk, Colonel W. A Taylor, candidate for secretary of state, aud ex Governor Campbell. I To Establish a New Town. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.1 Milwaukee Uct. 1.—Several months ago a syndicate made up of New York, Chicago and Milwaukee capitalists con tracted to purchase 1,800 acres of land at Barrington, 111., with the purpose of establishing a manufacturing center at what is a very conveniently located point. Today the Milwaukee and Chi cago men will go out and look over the laud, many of them never having seen it. Governor Flower, A. R. Flower and Charles S. George, of New York, are the Eastern parties interested iu the syndi cate. DIVERTING THE MISSOURI. SAVING IOWA FARMS AT THE COST OF NEBRASKA. XX'ell-Armed Meu Diverting the Channel of the River Into Nebraska— Determ ined to Complete the XX'ork -Nebraska XVIII Resist the Scheme. People [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Bellevue, Neb., Oct. 1.—One of the boldest undertakings in the history of Nebraska was inaugurated here yester day. For some time the Missouri river at this point lias threatened many fine farms on the Iowa side. Thursday it be came apparent that if the channel was not diverted thousands of dollars of damage would immediately result. During the night a large gang of men crossed over from Iowa and commenced digging » canal sixteen feet deep aud quarter of a mile long to divert the channel to Nebraska. The gang Is well armed and determined to completo the work before Nebraska The current once of people can art. turned into the canal great damage will result to Nebraska, even greater than threatened in Iowa. The work was commenced at a lonely spot and was discovered by accident. movement is on foot to resist the scheme and trouble may follow. R. on on is - and A DOUBLE TRAIN WRECK. A Disastrous Snia»h-up on the Lehigh Xalley Hoad -One Mon Killed, [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Lansdown.N.J. .Oct.l—The worst coal and freight wreck in the history of the Easton and Amboy division of the Lehigh Valley railroad occurred early this morn ing. A coal traiu drawn by eugiue 412 was ordered to wait at a siding near here until the second section of the fast freight passed going in the same direc tion. The engineer of the coal traiu pulled off the siding after the first section the fast freight passed and was run iuto by the second section. This threw some of tlie wrocked cars on to tlie east bound track where they were dashed into engine 380 with an cast-bound coal train, causing a double wreck and blocking road completely. Engineer Jordan Werl-heiser of tho second section of the fast freight was instantly killed and Brakeman William Dietrich severely injured. All traffic will be blocked today. The ljohigh Valley passenger and fast freight trains wore sent bet weeu New York and Easton over the New Jersey Central road. The Jersey Central Hlocked. [By Telegraph to tho Evening Journal« Bound Bkook, N. J.. Oct. 1.—While coal train was ruuniug slowly near here at 7 o'clock this morning a Lehigh Valley freight traiu ran into the rear of the coal train wrecking a dozen coal cars. Six cars of live stock and oue engine were wrecked, blocking tho road ami causiug a complete suspension of travel. New Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley roads are laith blocked now. The Readiug route between Philadel phia aud New York is clear. Till' McDonald Out of Politic*. [By Telegraph lo the E venin« Journal.] Chicago, Oct. 1.— M. C. McDonald, who was recently indicted by the grand jury on a charge of attempting to bribe Justice Woodman in the Garfield Park cases, yesterday, by the advice of attorney handed in his resignation as member of the Cook county Democratic executive committee. It is understood he will also resign from the state com mittee as he announced his determiuation to retire permanently from politics, Capet is Still a Priest. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal« Cincinnati, Oct. 1.—Monsignor T. Capel, in a card published yesterday, deuies the recent statements about marriage, his fondness for fast horses and his estrangement from Rome asserts that he is still a priest. He he is not rich, but poor, and Rome never paid him anything for his services. JUDGMENT FOR DICKEY Senator Higgins Fails to Pro vide Bail for Vernon. WORK FOR A JURY OF INQUISITION Tlio Outgrowth of a Criminal Libel Suit Again*t llie Republican Publishing ami Printing Company — »30,000 at Slake-The Stewart Sale Confirmed. Receiver of Taxes John T. Dickey got judgment against the Republican Print Ing and Publishing company for $20,000 and costs, in tlio Superior court this aftertoon. This is the result of a crlmi miiJ libel suit for editorials published In the Daily Republican several weeks ago. The editorials in question accused Mr. Dickey of being a backer of policy men and gamblers. They arose from the fact that ho went bail for certain men who were arraigned before Judge Ball on the charge of writing policy. Mr. Dickey immediately entered a criminal libel suit for the above amount, lie was represented by Peter L. Cooper. Jr., and Willard Saulsbury. George W. Vernon, president pf the publishing company, was arrested on a capias by Sheriff Simmons. He gave $20,000 bail to the sheriff below and was released. But he failed to give special bail for $20,000 for his appearance. The law requires that this bail shall bo given before the last day of the present terra. Senator Higgins, counsel for the de fendant company, evidently overlooked this. At all eventa it was not done. Who» Messrs. Cooper and Saulsbury discovered this they decided to ask for judgment, judges retired B consider the licenses Mr. Cooper arose and asked for a judgment on the cap in default of special hall. The judges granted it, in all likelihood not knowing that it was the Dlckey-Vernon capias, as the statute would have required them to have done it, no matter who it was. The only Republican lawyer present the time was Walter H. Raves and seemed to be oblivious to what was be iug done in this respect, being interested in the license list. The ense will now go to n jnry of in quisition, for determination of the amount due. If the action results iu nothing else it relieves the attorneys for the plaintiff from all pleadings. "Prickett's Court" finished its work yesterday afternoon. The last license application upon the contestant list was that of Peter J. Butler,of «02 East Fourth street. It was an old place, but Mr. Prickctt opposed a renewal of the license u|iou thq ground that Mr. Butler had sold liquor on Sunday. Mrs. Grimes and Mrs. Cummerford were called to the stuud. They testified that they had seen many persons go iu at the side door and come out iu a hilarious condition. Tlie applicant was represented by Henry C. Turner and Walter H. Hayes. They- placed several officers upon tlie stand, who testified that Butler kept saloon iu oud about which the best of order prevailed. Dr. E. E. Hertel also testified in favor of the applicant. The Superior Court then resumed its work. The judges decided that the money arising from the sale of the real estate of James Downing, deceased, should be paid to James N. Downing, one of the heirs-at-law, who was repre sented by Colonel Nields. Henry C. Conrad and Thomas Davis represented the other interested parties. The court reserved its decision upon the disposition of the money iu the sheriff's bauds arising from the sale the property of John J. Dougherty satisfy a mortgage. The following men were nat uralized Thomas Mahoney, of Wales; James Conley aud Patrick Fitzgerald, of Ire land. Court then took a recess until 10 o clock today. Jr. Just before the to tlie parlor to in* at lie a The Close of Court. The closing day of court was unevent ful. The spectators' scats were vacant and the attendance of lawyers was very small, they merely dropped in and out as their busiuess required. Early in the morning session a number of rules, of no public interest, wore applied for. The first business of importance was an effort to set aside tho sheriff's sale the farm of Daniel B. Stewart, near Del aware City. William S. Hilles represented Mr. Stewart. Willard Saulsbury, Jr., ap peared for the mortgage, while Lewis Vaudegrift represented the purchaser. The property sold for about $6,01)0. assigned for setting aside the sale were gross inadequacy of price and that the sale did uot take place until hour after the time advertised. After hearing a number of witnesses the court dismissed the rule aud made the sale absolute. of by The reasons • .t I • • Mr. Hilles next asked for a rule to set aside the sale of the property of Charles Courtney. This property consists of 87 acres, aud is situated near Newark. It was bought by David C. Rose for $5,650. / Lewis C. Vaudegrift aud Charles Kvaus represented the purchaser. Mr. HiUia claimed ,that the price paid was grossly iuadequate.- Manuel Rich enberger was called to the staud aud said he would give $10,000 for the prop erty. Matthew Hayden testified that he would have bidden $9,000. Counsel for tho purchaser called Regis ter of Wills Cooch, Delaware Clark and others, who testified that they regarded $5,050 as a fair price. The court set aside the sale, a Gridin XVIn* His Suit. In the case of tlie Wilmington Board ot Education vs. Hiram D. Griffin, Judge Cullen rendered a decision that the act of 1891 deprives the five colored schools of Wilmington front drawing auy of tho $9,000 free text book fund. The decis lordered the plaintiffs to pay the costs, amounting to $525.25. Frank D. Carpenter asked that his name bestricken from the list as counsel for re spondent in the divorce case of Sherwood vs. Sherwood, as the respondent would not contest the application. His request was granted. In the case of Field vs. Dougherty, the money in the hands of the court was ordered to be applied to a mortgago and nut to the judgment creditors. Mr. Hilles asked for judgment want of affidavit of defense in the case of Mu-phey Brothers vs. the Kennebec Ice company. It was granted. The case of Healey vs. the Wilmington City railway company was continued with leave to orneud on both sides. his a ion J. his and says Frederick Kverill. grauted final naturalization papers. Several other minor matters were dis posed of and the judges retired to the parlor to consider the license list. of England, was WHOLESALE LUMBER YARD Shfil* and Dock* tiring Kreotml for Oiu* of the I .urgent Lumber Ynrda In the Country. a : The Barkentine Toboggan, of British Columbia, is unloading 800,000 feet of fir timber at t he wbolesale lumber yard of the George W. Bush and Sons com pany, on the south side of the Brandy wine southeast of this city. Tins is practically the first large consignment unloaded upon the seven acre* of land pur com company recently acquired by eliase from the Lobdell Car Wheel tlie pany. It will be followed by many others. In tlie course of time this wholesale lumber yard will be one of tlie largest in the state. Sheds and dockH are being erected, and implements for speedily handling large pieces of timber are being placed in position. A German Hanker Arrested. IBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.) Berlin, Oct. 1.—Augustus F. H. Schnitze, a well known banker, has sur rendered himself to the police and been placed under arrest. Schultzc has failed with heavy liabilities, exceeding. It is said, 1.000,000 marks. His arrest had been ordered on tlie charge of having brought about the failure by fraudulent operations, and fearing an arrest, be con cluded to surrender himself. G. A. R, MEN INDIGNANT. CONSIDER THE ACTION TOWARD SUMNER POST AN AFFRONT. The Refusai of the Columbus Committee tu Invite the Colored Fust to Parade if Rul'ont the XX'llhdrawal I.end* ti Cost XV hut Prominent Veteran* Say. The refusal of an invitation to Charles Sumner Post, No.4, G. A. R., colored, to t ake part iu I he Columbus Day parade bids fair to result in much trouble to the committee. Much dissatisfaction is man ifested by the G. A. R. meu throughout the city. On Thursday night Du Pont Post, No. 2, withdrew from the parade and Na tional Junior Vice Commander Peter B. Ayars thus explains the action: "Sumner Post is a part of the Grand Army. The Grand Army to participate in the parade. We received information that the iuflucuce brought to Imar on the committee having the celebration in charge was from organiza tions objecting to Sumner Post solely be cause tlie post cousisted of colored people. Colored posts have been held iu as high esteem in the Grand Army as any other posts and we considered this objection to part of the organization an affront on all. "The Catholic societies applauded the motion to extend au invitation to the colored post and the rumor that they in ti uenceil the committee's action we have found to be untrue. Thera is a strong probability, I think, that other posts will also withdraw." Mr. Ayars added, while he disclaimed any personal part iu the actiou of Du Pont post, that tlie Grand Aimy men felt very keenly over the matter as they had made arrangements for a pretentious dis play. They had heard that had been assigned to attend ing ceremouies at the various colored bools ou Columbus day anil that they considered a glaring inconsistency cause, if the colored post was not good enough to parade it was not good enough to take part in any of the exercises. Professor M. Weil, past commander U. 8. Grand post, stated this morning that it was very doubtful that his post would march In the Columbian proces sion. "If I had my way," tlie professor said, "we would not appear in line at We will decide upon the matter night." Fifty busiuess firms have already noti fied Dr. James H. Morgan of their inten tion to participate. A number of other firms have decided to take part.it 1 h said, but have not yet determined upon displays they intend making. was iuvlted Sumner post the flag rala of A HALF-MILLION THEFT. A Former riiilarielplilHii Swlndli*« a Mouth irlcan Electric Fight Firm Out That Amount. A i [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal« Philadelphia, Oct. 1.—The theft $446.000 from the Auer Incandescent Light company by Tyndale Palmer, former Philadelphia newspaper man, which he was joined by a hotel keeper named Freitas, of Rio Janeiro, has beeu brought to light. The com Granger, t pany is owned solely by A. he president, and ex Senator M. They formed the South American Welsbacli IncaudeBceut. Light company and Palmer te invention. Freitas sold tlie patent rights for $510, 000 in gold, and upon Palmer's return he reported the sale as having been made for $80,000, of which $10,000 was ex pended in his salary, expenses aud cont ra ission. The theft was not learned until two other men were sent to Brazil on second mission, although reports had reached the ears of the compauy. Palmer was sent to Eugland to negotiate se em it.es of one of ex-Senator Gazzam s iren companies aud upon demanding a higher commission was dismissed- Palmer can not bo returned from England, but action is being taken to recover sums which he pended in buying farms for relatives. The second trip was made to Brazil t sell improvement sou the original Wels bach invention, which caused the title to be changed to the Auer company. Rio to -■•nt young boom tu Ho aud to ■ \ to Smalt l*ox In Mexico. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal« Chihuahua, Mox., Oct. 1.—The most serious small-pox epidemic ever known in this city Is now raging. Many deaths from the malady are reported daily. The disease is in its severest type. Efforts to prevent Its spreading have proved un successful. To Keep the Fair Open. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal« St. Paul, Oct. 1.—The Minnesota woman's auxiliary of the World's Fair has voted that the fair be kept open Sunday. It has elicited a storm of criti cism. GRANTED AND REFUSED. Successful and Unsuccessful Retail Liquor Dealers. FEW APPLI0ANT8 LOST THIS TIME. The Judge* Announce Their DecUton l ute Till* Afternoon and the Announce ment Show* That 3! Out of 39 Appli cant* for Retailer*' I.lcenve* Will Receive Them. The judges this afternoon handed to the clerk of the peace, the list of licenses granted and refused, with in structions not to give them ont until 1 o'clock. Both judges then left the city for their homes in the lower part of the state. The decision shows that all but four of the new applicants for liquor license were refused and that out of 119 applicants, 0 were unsuccess bul. No old places were refused. James A. Coady, who applied for the re licensing of the old McDowell ville, on Pennsylvania avenue near Scott, was un successful, and the hotel will probably remain closed. The following is the complete list of successful applicants: Butler, Philip J., 808 East Fourth. Bauer, C.,S. W. Cor. Fifth and DuPont. Brown, James, 103 West Fourth. ('lark, Annie, 427 East Fourth. Dougherty, John J., 318 Market. Flynu, Bernard 1081 West Second. Oolt, John M., 101 Market. I,egg, Ssrali E., 720 Market. Mmveua, Francis, S. W. cor. Fifth and Jackson. Mulrooney, John, 1 South Franklin. Murphy.J. N.W.cor. Water and Market. North, John A., 10 East Second. Neidcrmaior, Frank J., northeast cor ner of Fourth and Lombard. Robinson, George F., 100 W. Tenth. Sevier, Frank M , 10« East Fifth. Baker, Rotiert II., Summit Bridge. Gam, Jnmcs II. S., St. Georges. Legg. William, Brandywine hundred. Sharkey, Michael J., southeast cornor of Pleasant and Harrison. of the Druggist*. Fenn, Frederick W., northeast corner of Eighth and West. Frazer, Eben B., Nowark. Gallagher J. J. A Brother, 150« Market. Same, 2004 Market. Griffin. James M., 684 West Fourth. Vaiighu, Horace, Middletown. New Places. Elliott, J. B., 8. W. cor. Front A King. Oengelhacli, F., N. E cor. 5th A Scott. Logan, Thomas. 17 East Front. Mulrlnc, M.,8. E. cor. I<ord A Church. Tally, C. T..N.W. cor. Brown A Stroud. Hotel*. Willis, James L., 821 Market. Refused. These are the ones who were refused; Babcock, Mary E. 211 East Sixth. Coady, James A., Pennsylvania avenue between Dupont and Scott. Murphy, Rose, 813 Taylor. Mooney, Daniel F., 1119 East Twelfth. Thomas, Emmet L., 618 West Eighth. Ward, W.W.,N.W.cor. LindenA Adame Weldon, James T., Now Castle. XX'lthdraw n. Horner, John J., 800 Pine. THE DEMOCRATIC RALLY. Hob. Thomas F. Buvard. Senator George Gray anil Other XX'ell-Knowu Democrat* XV 111 Discus* the Issue* of tlie Campaign. At tho big and Stevensou iug Geueral J. preside and associated will be vice-presidents and secretaries from every ward. Dr. J. A. Draper wax to have presided, but he is compelled be out of the city. The speakers of the evening will be Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, Hon. George Gray, Hon. John W. Causey, A. P. Rob inson, Esq., ex-CongresHman E. L. Mar tin, Victor B. Woolley, Esq,. Professor Levin Irving Handy, Peter L. Cooper, William T. Lynam aud Victor B. Woolley. A stand has been erected on the south side of tlie street and will be appropri ately decorated with buutiug. Tlie sev eral Democratic clubs of the city will at tend iu a body, band will escort the west side clubs to the stand and will furnish the music for the occasion. open-air Cleveland ratification meet Park Postles will ■ with him to of The First Regiment of a iu just Enlarging Their Kntata* John Palmer this morning had trans ferred tlie property at Eighteenth and Washington streets to Thomas J. Jacobs. The ArtrsausSaving bank also had trans ferred the dwelling at 102 Franklin street to Mary R. Joyce. O. Senator Vilas' Motion Defeated. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.! Madison, Wis., Oct. 1.—The Supreme Court this moruing denied the motion of Senator Vilas, attorney for the secretary of state, for "leave to interpose an an swer" in the legislative apportionment case and ordered judgment for relief en tered for the relator, thus finally and ultimately closing the case against the secretnry of state and iu favor of the relator, C. F. Lamb. An extra session of the legislature to enact a new law will undoubtedly be callediatan early date. Thanked the Mob XVhich Hauged Him. IBy Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Dunsmir, Cal., Oct. 1. —J. W. Smith, a carpenter, brutally murdered his wife and 6 year-old daughter at Castela Thurs day night by shootiug them with a shot gtin and cutting thechild's throat. Smith had been drinking. Last night a mob of twenty-five went from here, took Smith from the officers who were en route to Redding with him, and hanged him. Smith thanked the mob and said he was glad to be hanged. I Doth Duelist* Killed. [By Telegraph to the Evening Journal.] Nashville. Tenu.. Oct. 1.—A story from Birmingham tells of a fatal pistol duel which took place near there. George Jaikson and William Florence were room mates aud decided to separate. When it came to a division of their humble effects they quarreled. Florence drew a pistol aud shot Jackson, who fell mortally wounded but gained suffi cient strength to draw a revolver and shoot Florence. Both meu will die.