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tfOL. 27.
NO. 76
IK tie Officials of the State of Penn
v Senate of the Keyetore State By Gonraor
Pituscn—H« Thinks the Auditor General and
Sate Treaiurer Ought to Be InTtsti
gatad Since the Philadelphia
Inquiry Failed.
H irrisbcro, Pa., September 96.—This
a proclamation was issued by
‘;jv pattison convening the Senate in
^traordinary session on Tuesday October
1‘ -1. The preamble sets forth that
pave charges have been made against the
v.dilor General and State Treasurer most
piously reflecting upon the discharge of
tt(-r official duties, so that it is proper,
vent inquiry should be made to ascer
* r whether or not “reasonable cause”
" ,1s. for their removal; that there is a
Eviction in the public mind that they
WC been grossly inefficient and entirely
ting in due fidelity, that if the charges
y fstaolished the Senate should take ac
• in looking to the removal of the officers.
js forth that much of the State
ijoirfv lost through Bardsley would be in
•j? treasury if the Auditor General
state * Treasurer had performed
-e;r duties with fidelity, and further that
Cnlsiev’s refusal to disclose any informar
,*,n whatever as to the conduct of these
3ciais has compelled the abandonment of
imposed criminal prosecutions, at least for
»t:me. Proper inquiry by the Senate,
Governor thinks, may develop evideuce
efficient to satisfy its members that rea
sonable cause exists for the removal of the
Auditor General and State Treasurer.
This evening tho Governor also ad
•^ised a communication to Senator Smith,
rtaiman of the oommittee appointed to in
stigate the offices of the Auditor General
ad State Treasurer, asking that he per
the Attorney General to be present
Bd participate in the further iuvestiga
toas of his committee.
ill Anxious to Hear Their Tale of Res
cue from the Sea.
New York, September 26.—It was ex
pected that Samuel W. Thornton and his
jisier-in-law, Eva Jewell, would reach
Brooklyn last night. They are the young
people about whose adventures in the surl
<2Coney Island so much has been printed
in consequence of their ytfrn that they were
5 ked up and carried on a vessel or two to
Florida. But Sam and Eva hadn’t put foot
Brooklyn up to midnight. They were
on the City of Birmingham coming from
Florida, and the ship wasn’t sighted ofl
Sai dy Hook until 10:20.
The fact that they were due home drew
i tremendous crowd to Lafayette avenue
is(l Cumberland street. That’s where the
building is where their relatives live and
currv on their bakery business.
Along the street each doorstep was filled
led tbo corner held llttie oouncils^Dv
ome no greater marvel than than thai
pious, straight-placed Sam Thornton
should elope.
“Why, he was a church member!’' whis
pered one borrided dame.
“And a deacon!” echoed anothor.
“In Mount Olivet!” added a third.
And so the morsel was tossed and rolled
But there were others of the groups that
did not believe the scandal at all. They
took the Sin bad tale a* shipwreck and
rescue and gulped it all.
“It’s a perfect miracle,” observed one
rrav-haired old woman, who had tottered
ever to the scene. ‘‘And I want to see the
consummation.” That was the largest
w^rd she knew.
“Cheap trip to Florida,” was a pert girl’s
comment when she heard the story.
Within, and shut from all view of this
mpertinent, babbling rabble was another
jrruup that was sure Sam Thornton could
do no wrong.
It was a wife who had turned from
hysterical grief to hysterical joy; a maid,
and a crowing baby. There were friends
-wre. and in a grewsome, anxious silence
the • waited for the roll of carriage wheels
•' the clatter of horses’ hoofs upon the
Brown is Not In It.
Frankfort, Kt., September 36.—The
Constitutional Convention takes a parting
at the Governor. The old animus
breaks out in its iast houra, and its arrow
toes directly to the mark. Mr. Brown,
s* vever, sits with his accustomed sereu
■'? in the revolving chair of the Executive
flee and in the expressive language of the
day “saws wood aud savs nothing. ^
Throughout the whole of this abortive
upon him he has held his peace,
avoided all discussions, all indications of
|*ing disturbed, and has never In a single
-astaiu e been quoted upon any one of the
• ■veral points raised against hi'm in the au
vost body. The result has been that each
a mit upon his privileges as Governor has
aiini from an excess of energy, and the
e men marched up the hill and then
^arched down agaiu.’’
The Itata Case.
Los Angei.es, Cai.a., September26.—
T<ia ng testimony of the Itata officers was
‘ have been commenced before Judge
>s yesterday, but he declined to hear it
!t open court when he learned that
1 ’1-r witnesses were to be ex
aj ned. Wm. Ebell. purser’s clerk of
Itata, was then examined be
'f«the commissioners. He detailed the
~n>*ments of the vessel and claimed that
• 8*dp was only a merchant vessel, had
a prison ship in Chili. Ebell said no
^lors. no soldiers or arms were on board
the vessel was at San Diego. He
^ arms were taken on board off San
Better Locate in Wheeling.
f>rTHKiE, 0. T., September 26.—Couriers
Pm that about thirty stores are running
V* t€Qts at the temporary town near Chan
^r> and that Col. Win. D. Taylor, of
.“ton. Mo., has the bank of Oklahoma
;afuU operation. Al Johnson rode so hard
a claim that his horse dropped dead,
‘7‘1!?sr on him and killing him. Last night
■jk boys sneaked into Chandler and de
‘^Jed scores of stakes, which will delay
^ survey and the town will not be open
* ■>'?ore Monday. The crowd is getting
and many incendiary speeches are
T Hemmed in By Vtre.
w EfTL® Lake, Minx., Septembo 36.—
, °Bl has reached this village that the
• aiiy 0j vir. Xesse, a farmer living a short
;*Hince out of town consisting of himself,
w‘*te and several small children, were
£©cied in by the flames, aud no doubt
^rottd to death, as no help could reach
I Was Disgusted
* ^ tho learned doctors after swallowing
oostly medicine in ram for over a
i*K ^?r *ke relief of catarrh in my head,
or q . myself by using six bottles
•vr^Phur Bitters. My wife is now taking
for nervous debility.—AbiHt Cur:er%
ij.jxuc, Bottom.
Ha la Found Hiding In u Cellar—Hold for
tho Grand Jury.
8p*iai f OMora.'n to tk* Sunday RegitUr.
Washington, Pa., September 36.—Al
bert Catlin, the supposed murderer of Em
ma Gross, whose body was found at Mo
Donald yesterday, was arrested this after
noon on the Canonsburg road about four
miles from Washington. The police of
this city obtained information this morning
that Catlin was hiding in the neighborhood
of Canonsburg and Officers Orr and Ham
mond tracked the murderer to the bouse of
Lee Welsh where he was fonnd hiding in a
Catlin was brought to this city this eve
ning and lodged in jail.
When asked by a Register reporter
what he had to say concerning tfie charge
brought against him of murdering his mis
tress Catlin refused to say anything what
ever in regard to the murder. The in
quest of the coroner’s jury was that the
murdered woman. Emma Gross, met death
at the hands of Albert Catlin.
An Unlucky Number.
Special Telegram to Vie Sunday Regitter.
Charleston, W. Vl, September 26.—A
Gazette dispatch from Perryville, Mc
Dowell ccounty, says that the thirteenth
man has just been placed in the jail there
on the charge of murder. It is thought that
his unlucky number will overcomo all the
efforts of his lawyers, and he, at last, will
Frank Balden is the last man arrested
for the murder of Frank Hand without
provocation. There are also a number of
prisoners for attempted murder and other
crimes. One man was detected last nighty
in the act of trying to liberate the mur '
derers, and was himself arrested and
chained to his cell. The prevalance of
crime in that county is due to the rough
class of men at work on the new railroads
through the county.
The Pocahontas Development Company.
Special Telegram to ttu Regitter.
Charleston, W. Va., September 26.—
The Pocahontas Development Company
was incorporated to-day to deal in and
manufacture all products of lumber manu
; faetures, mine and sell coal, coke, iron, lire
clay, limestone, etc., laying out a loan and
improving it with paviug, street cars,
telephones, and electric lights, etc. The
office will be kept at Grafton. The capital
is #100,000, all paid in with Iho privilege
of increasing it to #500,000. The incor
porators are John T. McGraw, Johnson
N. Camden, Jacob W. Marshall, F. M.
Durbin, Geo. M. Whitescarver, Henry G.
Davis. A. B. Fleming, J. E. Sands, Jed
Watson, Wm. A. Ohley, J. M. Gauley,
John Black shore, and T. Moore Jackson.
He Was Unmarried.
Special Telegram to the Sunday Regitter.
Charleston, W. Va., September 26.—
John Rains, of this city, aged 33, was struck
bv a passenger train on the C. & O. rail
way at Montgomery last night, and
knocked off a trestle, killing him instantly,
i He was unmarried.
A Well-Known Criminal.
Spinal Tetegrtan to the Sunday Register.
Charleston, W. Va., September 26-—
Last Tuesdav ou Svcamore creek, Claj
county, Alf W. Burnett and Constable
Crinkshank arrested A. R. Brown,
charged with embezzling $4,000 belonging
to a' R Brown & Co.. ex-Sberiff Arbo
gast being the loser. Brown is pretty
well known in the United States Courts,
having been araested for pension frauds
a rrfuoner Pardoned.
Special Telegram to the Sunday Rtouter.
I Charleston, September 26. — Thomas
Burdett, who was sentenced from Ivana
! wha county In lsSA to eight years in the
I penitentiary, for murder in the second de
gree, has been pardoned upon the recorn
mendation of Dr. Bruce, the penitentiarj
physician. The prisouer is entirely dis
abied from a disease, and by good conduct
has shortened his term so there are but s
few months of his sentence left to serve
ahy w ay.
Th® Verdict of HlnTuwnimen Is That H«
Looks Rather Feeble.
Augusta, Mb., September 26.—Mr
Blaine arrived in Augusta at 3:45 p.m.,
and was met at the station by his daughter
Hattie, James G., Jr., and his nephew,
Walter D. Stinson, besides many Augusta
citizens, who were spectators. The gen
eral verdict of the latter, many of
whom had known Mr. Blaine for
years, was that his health was rather
feeble. He did not walk with the spring
and elasticity of his last visit to Augusta.
He walked * across the platform slowly,
shaking hands with several friends.
One citizen said he did not weigh as
much by twenty-five pounds as when he
I left Augusta to reside in Washington. He
will remain in Augusta for several weeks
and perhaps months, to breatho the bracing
fall air of his old home. His purpose is to
take exercise daily.
At Ellendal®, North Dakota—Three Lives
Lost Id the Flames.
Ellbnpale, N. U, September 26.—
Word comes from Emmons county that
the whole east end of the county has been
swept by a terrible prairie fire in which
three men lost their lives. Many families
are rendered homeless. Whole herds of
cattle perished in the flames.
Emmons county is 75 miles west of this
point, and reports are meagre. The fire
originated from a threshing machine. •
The loss will reach fully $150,000. Lives
lost were a man wife and son. who were
trying to save their property. Several
hundred men managed to stop the progress
of the flames just as they reached the
I boundry of McIntosh county, where the
fires would have hud a clean sweep. The
people in the district burmed over in
Emmons county are in a pitiable plight
without food or shelter.
Trouble Among Cotton Pickers.
Marianna, Ark., September 20. -Forty
armed negroes hare appeared in St Fran
c’s township and have driven all the cot
ton pickers from the fields and burned Mr.
Bond’s gin house. They threaten to drive
all pickers out and burn all gin houses.
The Sheriff is on the ground with writs
for the leaders. Another posse left Man
anna this morning by bis orders. Much ex
citement prevails, as a majority of the
marauding band is composed of non-resi
dents and the authorities anticipate seri
ous trouble.
Balloon Idiot* Still at It.
D*t»oit, September *26.—A dispatch
from Mt. Pleasant says that Lewis B. Earl,
of Marshall, went up in a balloon there
yesterday with Frank Thayer, of Mt,
Pleasant. Earl was going to jump with a
parachute, and Thayer was going to come
down with the balloon.
The trapese rope broke when the ballooa
was up a short distance. Earl’s necK was
broken and he died at onoe. Thayer suf
fered a broken arm and internal injuries.
Forest Fires Raging.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., September 26.—
Forest fires are raging all over Chippewa
county. Considerable timber land, barns
containing summer crops, stock, etc., have
been burned. Several villages have been
burned. On all sides reports of fires spread
ing rapidly are coming In. The air in this
city is thick with smoke.
Being Resorted to By Bull-Dozer, Uncle
The fight for the “Reg” Between the “Colts”
and the “Bean latere” Grows Intonating.
McQasid Seems to Be Off in Umpiring
in Hie Home Town—Tnrf
Sports of Interest
Chicago, Sept. 2d.
—To-day’s game was
called at the end of
the eighth inning,
with the score a tie,
Reilly and Miller
again distinguishing
themselves by good
work and were fined
bv the alleged um
pire and retired.
Score: Pittsburg, 6;
Chicago, 0; hits, 6
and 8; errors, 3 and
6; earned, 2 and l;
pitchers, Baldwin
and Hutchinson;
umpire, McQuaid.
> Cleveland, Sept.
; 29.—Brilliant field
ing and Cleveland’s
inability to bit
Crano were the
main features of
the game to-aay. uieveiauu, ■*,
7; hits, 3 aud 10; errors, 4 and 3; earned,
Cincinnati, 3; pitchers, Gruber and Crane;
umpire, Emsiie. ...
Boston, September 26.—Luck was with
the Bostons to-day and they pulled out of a
hole on their opponents errors. Boston
8 Philadelphia 6; hits 7 aud 10; errors 4
and 3; earned 2 and 3; pitchers Staley and
Thornton. Umpire Gaffney.
Brooklyn, N. Y., September 26.-The
New York and Brooklyn teams played two
pames to-day, and the Giants won both in a
wain. Score: New York, 10; Brooklyn 4.
Hits. 16 and 7:errors 2 and 7: earned, 3 and
2. Pitchers, Caruthers and Uusie.
Second game: Brooklyn, 5; New York,
13 Hits, 6 and 12; errors, 4 and 3; earned,
1 and 7. Pitchers, Lovett and Uusio. Um
pires, Lynch first game, and Caruthers and
Whistler second.
The League Standing*
W L.l W. L.
Chieaeo .81 48 Cleveland. 60 73
Bolton '.. 80 60 Pittsburg.M ^4
New York. 70 M Brooklyn.. .... .5
Philadelp’a. 67 63.Cincinnatl.« SI
Von der Ahe Will Join the League.
St. Louis, September 26.—If.President
Yon der Ahe, of the St. Louis Browns, is
quoted correctly, he evidently intends to go
into the League ranks amt recruit next
year’s club therefrom, He says Latham
and McPhee, of the Cincinnati, will plav
here and tbit he has his eye on R chard
son, of the New York club, who will play
in St. Louis next season, or the New York
club will have to pay him a bigger salary
than ever before offered a ball player.
Association Contests.
I Louisville, Septemj™^-=8*;
Scene narrowly Louis 2; hits, i
and 7; errors, 1 ana 3; earned runs, Louis
ville 5; pitchers, Stratton and Burrell
Umpire, Mahoney.
Milwaukee, Wis., September 26.—Co
lurnbus was shut out to-day by failure tc
)avies. Score: Milwaukee5,
hit Pitcher Davies. - —
Columbus 0; hits, 11 and 5; errors, 1 each;
earned, Milwaukee 4. Pitchers, Davies
and Easton. Umpire, McLaughlin.
Baltimore, September 26.—To-day’s
game was a slugging contest, the home
teams errors being tiie most unfortunate.
Score: Baltimore 10, Boston 13; hits 15
and 17; errors 7 and 5; earned 4 and 3;
pitcherrs Healy fandj O’Brien. Umpire
Philadelphia, Pa., September 26.—The
Athletics had a walk-over with Washing
ton this afternoon. Score: Athletics 14,
Washington 5* hits, IS and 10; errors, 4
and 7; earned runs, 10 and 1; pitchers,
Weyhing aitd Carsey; umpire, Kerins.
W L.
AMOciatlon Standing.
W. L. I
Boston.t9 89 Columbus.60 ,1
St. Louis.84 48 Milwaukee.59 .0
Baltimore .68 60jLouisville.M *9
Athletics.67 61jWashington.41 *5
Champions of the Ohio % alley*
gptctal Telegram to the Sunday Register.
Wellsbihg, September 36.—The East
Liverpool team failed to arrive here to-day,
it being a regular scheduled game, and the
umpire promptly gave Wellsburgthe game
by the score of 9 toO. East Liverpool s
forfeiture of to-day’s game givas Wells
burg three out of the five games arranged
for tho championship of the Ohio Valley,
enough to win, and so the home team has
now won tne pennant of the Ohio \ alley
League and also the championship of tho
Ohio Valley.
Mannlngton Victorious.
Special Telegram to the Sunday Register.
Morgantown*. September 26.—A great
frame of ball took place here yestenlay af
ternoon between the “Rough and Readys
of Morgantown, and the “Bartletts, of
Manningtcn. A crowd of about 150 people
came over from the latter city to witness
the game. The Bartletts came out victori
ous in a one-sided contest, by a score of 10
to 2 The Bartletts are now ready to play
anv club in West Virginia, the Wells burgs
or'Huntingtons preferred, or the L nion
town (Pa.) club, for any sum from *800 to
|oU0 a side, on the Mannington grounds.
Answer through the Register.
Gravesend Races.
Gravesbnd Rack Track, September 26.
—Fine weather, a half holiday and an at
tractive programme drew a large crowd of
Virst race, six furlong*—Rosa H. won.
rime, 1*14#. „ . . ,
Second race, oqo mde and a furlong
Russell won. Time, 1:54V*- _
Third race, six furlongs—Curt Gunn
won. Time, 1:15.
LatonU Races.
Cincinnati, O., September 26. Another
fine afternoon’s sport was witnessed by a
large crowd at Latonia to-day.
First race, one mile and twenty yards
Col. Wheatiy won. Time 1:45#.
Second race, one mile and seventy yards
—Hopeful won. Time 1:46#.
Third race, one mile and an eighth—
Whitney won. Time 1:55#.
Fourth race, one mile, Lillian Beatrice
won. Time 1:43#. __ ,.
Fifth race, five furlongs—Lou Dudley
won. Time 1 :G3.
Sixth race, five furlongs—Puryear D
won. Time 1:04.
Garfield Park.
Chicago, September 26.—A Justice of
the peace was on hand at Garfietd Park
to-dav to open court in ease of further ar
rests’ so that bail could be furnished at
once. His services were cot required,
however, as everything passed off quietly.
First race, one mile—Palisade won.
^Seroadraoe, one and ono-eighth mile—
Guido won. Tima, U55#.
Third race, three-fourths mile—Hominy
Bill won. Time, 1:15*.
Fourth race, five-eighths mile—Queen
Olivia won. Time, 1:04*.
Filth race, one mile—Estelle won. Time,
Sixth race, one and one-fourth miles—
Winslow won. Time, 2:25*.
Denver Smith Knocked Out.
Special TeUgram to the Sunday ReqUter.
Toronto, O., September 26.—Denver
Smith, formerly of Denver, Colorado, was
knocked out to-night at Hanniones hall, by
Smith, a local pugilist of some note, in two
rounds. The latter agreed to stand before
the former four rounds for $100. Denver
Smith is matched against Chas. Gillespie,
another local light on the on the same con
dition for next Saturday evening.
Blerole Records.
Hew York, September 26.—The Man
hattan Athletic Club’s bicycle tournament
was held this afternoon. The Muller broth
ers rode their new tandum ordinary and
established a record of 3:00 2-5. E. L. Sarr,
of the M. A. C., broke Lou Myer's Ameri
can record of 60 3-5 seconds for 400 yards,
over two feet six inch hurdles. His time
was 59 2 5 seconds. The world’s record is
59 seconds.
McClelland Wins.
Pittsburg, September 26.—The three
mile foot race between McClelland, of
Pittsburg, and Darin, of New York, for a
purse of $500, at Exposition Park this aft
ernoon, was won by McClelland in 15 min
utes and 55 seconds. About 2,000 people
witnessed the race.
Famous Stallion Dead*
Fraxklix, Pa., September 26.—St. Bell,
one of the most famous trotting stallions in
the United States, died in this city at noon
to-day of colic. He was owned by Miller
aad Sibley, and valued at 1100,000. St. Bell
was bred at Governor Stanford’s farm in
anxious brokers
Are Watching Gould’* Movements In the
Stock Market.
New York, September 26.—All the brok
ers’ offices were crowded this morning long
before the Exchange opened, and everyone
was engrossed in discussing the position of
Jay Gould in the market.
The most interesting development was
the publication of an interview with Mr.
Gould in a Wall street paper that is com
monly alluded to as Gould’s organ, It being
generally the first to make definite state
ments in regard to his affairs.
The statement contained therein caused
continued anxiety in regard to Gould’s po
sition on the market. It was hoped yester
day, when the meeting of the Missouri
Pacific directors was called for Wednes
day. that a dividend of least K of 1 per
J .- —• this
cent, will be declared. With this inter
view, however, all hopes a dividend were
killed, ahd the impression became general
that the day would be a critical one for the
stock market. This anxiety was increased
by the position of all the brokers who are
generally believed to execute Gould’s or
dors, and who are predicting all kinds of
disasters in the market.
For these reasons the opening of the
market was anxiously awaited. The first
sales in Missouri Pacific were made at an
advance of 1 per cent, however, and enor
mous buviug{orders in the market, said to
have been given by the Vanderbilts,caused
sharp advances. Lake Shore rushed up to
125, the highest point reached in ten years
and Erie and other stocks all m^d-UP
sharplv. When this mpw»;ry aL was fu“
hATTinrer brokers gathered
swing, however,. u starte(i d0wa *uh
a rush, noia *>6% to 64%, a decline
of 6% per cent. * few minutes.
An attack was also made on Union Pa
cific, and it was forced down 2 por cent.
Heavy buying orders were kept in the
stock* however, and when the raid was
over all the stock offered was taken until
the highest figures of the morning were
reached again. Meanwhile the announce
ment that four-fifths of the Union Pacific
notes had been subscribed for was made
and this was taken as a signal for a general
buying movement, in which Missouri Pa
cific even Joined.
After the close of the Exchange it was
generally believed that the market had
passed the crisis safely, and that the worst
effeo of the Missouri Pacific incident was
Union Pacific troubles are now consid
ered out of the way. John A. Stewart,
one of the creditors’ committee, said
that the subscription to the notes would
probably close on Monday. He says that
Gould is now the firmest friend the com
pany has.
Made by the Forreet Fires In Minnesota—
Lumber Camps Burned.
Hixcklkt, Minx., September 26.—There
has never before been a fire of the magni
tude of this one in this region. That of
two years ago is said by the lumbermen
here to have been as nothing scarcely com
pared with this one. The whole country
has been swept by the flames and every
thing has been burned outside of the towns
except a few lumber camps here. Thous
ands of tons of hay on the lowlands is'all
Reports from the southwest along the
line of the Great Northern says that the
danger seems to be over, unless there is a
heavy wind again. The lire is burning
northwards again toward Superior, and is
said to be in tho vicinity of Partridge and
Kerriek. At Oak Park and Princeton the
people were obliged to turn out en masse to
light the fires. In both instances they
were successful. On every side of Milsca
the fires are still burning. Nothing but a
heavy rain will take away all fears.
Fight Over a Division Line.
Henderson, Minn., September 26 — In a
quarrel this afternoon over tho division
line between two farms at Faxon, Sibley
oounty, Jas. O'Neill killed Michael Collins
and fatally wounded his two grown sons.
O’Neill had been forbidden the Collins
premises, but went there this afternoon to
get water from a well. In a general fight
O’Neill was driven away, but soon re
turned with a shot gun and revolver and
opened fire with the above result O’Neill
himself is badly cut up, but is in jail at
this place.
Cook County Democracy Solid.
Chicago, September 26.—The Demo
cracy of this (Cook) county which has been
divided ever since last April when, by run
ning to mayoralty tickets one beaded by ex
Mavor Cregier, toe other by ex-Mavor Har
rison, both being defeated having fixed up
their differences, met in convention to-day
and nominated Jonas Hutchinson for the
Superior Court Judge and Charles F. Bab
cock for Superintendent of Schools. L.
E. Cooley for drainage trustee and a full
list of other candidates.
Got. Moorehouae's FanenL
Martsviluc. Mo.. September 26.—The
remains of ex-Governor Moo rehouse were
viewed by the public from » a. m. till 1 p.
m. to-dcy at the family residence. The
funeral services at the bouse were held at
3 o’clock. The ceremonies were under the
auspices of Marysville Lodge No. 165, A.
F. & A. M., of which the deceased was
Worshipful Master. Maryville oommand
ery acting as an escort. •
The Railroad Crossing A pain.
Ivdiahapous, Ind., September 36.—The
west bound limited mail on the Pan-Han
dle road, which is due here about noon,
struck a carriage near Centreville, Ind.,
In which were Joseph Black, his wife and
two daughters. Black, his wife and one
daughter were instantly killed and the
other daughter neriously injured. The
family was on ths way to attend the Cam*
bridge raoea.
He is Charged With the Authorship
of the “Herald” Scoops
Rumors Are Current in New York and Washing
ton That the United States Minister Neglected
the Government's Interests For Private
Gain—Blair is Said to Be Slated
For His Plaee.
St. Lons, September 26.—The Republic'*
New York correspondent telegraphs as fol
lows: The rumor that has been mildly
floating around New York for a week to the
effect that the Herald's famous Chillian
“scoop” were the work of Minister Egan,
who, In his anxiety to serve that paper,for
got to serve his Government, has at last
taken definite shape. It is openly charged
that Minister PatrickEgan,whose Govern
ment during the most thrilling periods of
tho Chiliau warwas compelled to depend on
the Herald's reports, was furnishing those
same reports for a consideration.
Tho fact is brought prominently out that
several of the Now York papers telegraph
ed Mr. Egan and asked him to recommend
a correspondent capable of count eracting
the Herald's magnificent work. None of
them received a reply.
It is significant that though Minister
Egan, an accredited envoy, could not ap
Sarontly get the cable to transact official
usiaess, the Herald correspondent had no
trouble in reaching his paper. Nearly all
the later reports whitewashed Egan. It is
rumored that the correspondent, whoever
he was, got 110,000 from the Herald for his
brilliant work. -
It is further said that at the time of the
first Itata trouble Mr. James Gordon Ben
nett was consulted by cable as to the ad
visability of placing a correspondent in
Chili to furnish the Herald exclusive bows.
At that time the war had not taken defi
nite shape, but Mr. Bennett, recognizing
that trouble of a serious nature was im
minent, instructed the home office of the
Herald to get a good man in Chill, In
preference to sending a correspondent
from New York. The idea of doing this
was to get a man thoroughly conversant
with the Chilian country ana the peoplo.
Minister Egan was the man selected by
Mr. Bennett, according to the gossip.
Your correspondent to-dav, without
much hope of getting a reply of any sort,
sent the following uoto to tho editor of the
Herald :
Dear Sir—It is currently reported that
Patrick Egan, United States Minister to
Chili, is the correspondent who furnished
the Herald with such excellent reports of
the war and its tragic conclusion. Will
you state for The Republic if there is any
foundation for these reports?
A verbal answer was returned by the
messenger to the effect that the Herald
never gives out the namo of its correspond
It is said that the New York World asked
Egan to recommend them a correspondent,
and offered a fabulous sum for any sort of
reiiaVA. nows.
The rumors av>ou* Egan have reached
Washington. The Mail and Express, tho
administration afternoon organ In this city,
has the following special from here to-day:
Minister Blair’s intimation yesterday
that some big appointments were soon to
be made seems about to be veriiled and ru
mor puts the Minister’s name in the list.
It is said that Mr. Blair is to succeed Pat
Egan *s United Stated Minister to Chili.
In the face of this announcement, Assist
ant Secretary of State Wharton says that
it can be stated on bis authority that Min
ister Egan has not been recalled, nor has
Mr. Blair been appointed yet. All of
which agrees with the current gossip,
for it is understood that Mr. Egan
will get his official recall simultane
ously with the announcement of Mr.
Blair’s appointment. There is a general
and widespread opinion here, not only in
outside, but in official circles, that Mr.
Egan has been acting as a newspaper cor
respondent durinar the exciting times in
Chili and was so enthusiastic a worker for
the paper he represented as to forget his
duties as the representative of the United
States Government. This may be the
true solution as to why tho press had all
the news of the war days before the
State Department. Mr. Egan had no
doubt an intimation of the pending change
and, therefore, thought a little outside
work would not interfere with his packing
preparatory to leaving for home.
The mention of Minister Blair’s name
has brought out the fact that he was coun
sel for Shipard in the Peru-Chlli guano In
vestigation before Congress ten years ago.
Mr. Julio Foster, one of the Chilian Con
gressional representatives in this city, was
asked about this to-day by vour corres
pondent and he replied: “Chill would
inako no objection to Mr. Blair. He acted
as a lawyer in the case and had a perfect
right to do so.”
Mr. Foster said the envoys had not heard
of any contemplated change, but they had
no communication with tho government
whatever and knew nothing as to what
was going on. He could not say as to what
the Chilian government intended to do in
regard to representation here. No instruc
tions had been received by tho envoys.
An Intsrvstiog Situation In Regard to the
Florida Senatorahtp.
Pexsacola. Fla., September 26.—The
Pensacola Dailu News will publish to-mor
row morniBg a special from Tallahassee
giving the complication in the Senatorial sit
uation. Secretary of State Crawford re
fuses to attest the commission of ex-Con
gressman Davidson, appointed by|Qovornor
Fleming to succeed Senator Call. Craw
ford is an old lice Whig, and says the
great seal of the State, of which he is cus
todian, shall never adorn aay certificate
for Call’s successor without it is Call him
The Florida Supreme Court will con
vene on the 15th prox., and the Governor
will applv for a mandamus to compel com
pliance with the constitutional require
ments providing that the Secretary of
State snail attest all commissions issued
by the executive. Many people in Talla
hassee believe that Secretary Crawford
will go to jail rather than obey the man
date, if issued by the Supreme Court, and
the anti-Call men seem confident of forcing
the Secretary to attest Davidson’s appoint
What Deacon White Could Have Done.
Chicago, September 26.—The ,V«fi says:
There is no corn in the country. The great
balk of the visible supply is tied up in the
S. V. White & Co. failure. Had that one
broker added 500,000 bushels more to his
7,000,000 bushels of cash corn, actually paid
for, he would have practically owned the
visible supply of corn of the United States
and Canada, and could have set his own
price on it. The cash neoeasary to have
made that purchase possible would have
been less than <265,000. The amount he
had invested in the cash artldte was <4.200,
000. To have cornered com would nave
taken not over <4*300,000.
Severe Earthquake Shocks Felt at Several
Points In the South.
Nashville, Texx., September 26.—A
slight earthquake shock was felt here at
10:51 p.m.
Louisville, Kt., September 36.—A
slight earthquake shock was felt here at
10:55 o’clock to night. The duration was
about one second.
St. Loris, September 26.—An earth
quake occurred in this city at 10:50 o’clock
to-night. The vibrations wore distinctly
felt upon the third floor of the Western
Union building and passed north and south.
Pedestrians upon the street also felt the
shock. It is not known at present whether
any damage was done. The vibrations
lasted about ten seconds.
Evaxsville, Ixd., September 26.—At
10:50 a distinct shock of earthquake was
felt here. No damage was done bat general
fright ensued.
Tekre Haute, Intv, September 26 —A
distinct shock of earthquake was felt hero
about 10:50, lasting six or seveu seconds.
Windows rattled, chandeliers swayed and
many persons were nauseated by the undu
lations. The movement appoared to bo
from north to south.
Memphis, Tex.v, September 2o.—A
slight shock of earthquake was felt in this
city and vicinity about 10:50 to-night, the
disturbance lasting two or three seconds.
SrnixoFiELD, Ills., September 26.—An
earthquake shock was distinctly felt at
10:50 to-night throughout the city. W indo ws
rattled violently, and the Circuit Court in
session was temporarily interrupted. Re
ports from Jacksonville, Taylorsville and
Mt. Pulaski state that the shock was felt
there. _ „ __ M
IVEOKl K, lOW A, OC|Jicuunri — **
minutes to eleven o’clock to-night there oc
curred three distinct tremors of the earth,
which shook buildings in various parts of
the city. The shocks were of short dura
The First of Remarkable Disturbances to
Continue Until Nest March.
St. Josei*h, Mo., September 20.—Prof.
Foster in his weather predictions, says: A
remarkable period of great storms will oc
cur during the first half of October that
will occur in March, 1802. Thero will bo
three storms during this storm period,
which will cross the continent from west
to east along the usual storm center routes.
The first of these storm waves will be
most severe in the Mississippi valley and
the last one on the Atlantic coast. The
first will be due to leave the Pacific coast
about September 30, cross tho Ilockv-Alle
gheny valley from October 1 to 3 ami reach
the Atlantic coast about tho 4th. On tho
2d this storm will be crossing the Missis
sippi river not ft r from St. Louis, and will
then be of very considerable force in Illi
nois and Missouri. Accompanying this
storm wave may be expected tornadoes,
cloudbursts, hall and severe gales, and
within one or two days following it killing
frosts will visit most localities north of
latitude 3tt, with a strong probability of
frosts much farther south.
Hurricaues will develop great force on
the North Atlantic at this time. I cannot
give tboir exact location, but they will
probably be not far east of the West In
dies. These hurricanes will become very
fierce along the Atlantic coast from 1st to
ISth of October. These October storms
will indicate what the coming winter will
be. 1 expect very great storms from the
first of October to the last of March, and if
this period of storms covering tho first half
of October proves to be of more than usual
force it will indicate that I have not mis
calculated the weather, and wo may then
nonfldeativ expect a very cold, severe nnd
stormy winter, setting In quite early.
Saturn will pass its equinox the lout of Oc
tober, and to that Influence I attribute tho
great increase of storms since the middloof
last May.
Croton Oil Pot In Coffee—Some of the Vic
tim* Dying.
Plainfielp, Conn., September 26.—
There Is much excitement here over an af
fair that promises to result fatally to sever
al residents of tho place. Last night a
socialldance and supper was given in the
public hall by parties from Centre village
Moosup, Major W. F. Picket, the Moosup
caterer, furnishing the supper. All enjoy
ed a good time until the supper was nearly
over, when suddenly several hundred ladles
oomplained of being sick, and in a shorter
time than can be told the whole tableful
were rolling about in groat agony.
Tho local physicians were quickly called
and for a time it seemed as though twenty
five persons at least would die. Dr. Davis
found that quantities of croton oil had been
placed in the coffee, tho supposition beiug
that it was put there to harm tho caterer.
This bolief is strengthened by the fact that
Mr. Pickett’s harness was cut in several
places. Mr. Pickett drank tho cof
fee and at present his condi
tion is considered very dangerous.
Captain Hall, eighty-five years of age, and
the owner of the hall, is also dangerously
ill. Among those who are very sick, if not
fatally ill, are Baggage Clerk James Shea,
James Calvin, of Canterbury; Charles
Douglass, of Plainfield; A. C. Tillinghast,
Chris Johnson, Charles Kennedy and G.
Masterson, of Moosup. These persons are
unable to raise their heads and are terribly
weak from vomiting. In several cases
there was violent hemorrhage of the
bowels. Thus far nothing has been heard
of the identity of the miscreant who per
formed the deed.
The Sub-Committee'! Inquiry Into the
Workings of Tariff Lew*.
New YoAk, September 20.—The Sub
committee of the Senate Committee on FI.
nance, which was appointed to make an
exoaustive inquiry into the workings of
the tariff laws, held another meeting at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday. Senators
Carlisle, Aldnch and Hiscock were present.
The proceedings of the committee since
its sessions began in this city have been
secret. Senator Carlisle, however, has
written a letter to a local paper in which
he explains the work of the su i-committee.
The committee is not investigating the
operation of the McKinley bill alone, as is
generally supposed, but is looking into all
tariff laws. The committee is unanimous
ly of the opinion that it should ascertain,
as far as possible, the facta, and not listen
to mere opinions or arguments
from any source. The committee
is proceeding, therefore, to ascer
tain the facts relating to prices, wages
cost of living, etc., by the same methods
that are adopted in taking a census or
collecting other statistics. When it gets
the facts the members will draw their own
conclusions, and then there may be wide
differences of opinion between them, but
up to the present time they have been
unanimous in their proceediugs.
Senator Carlisle is of the opinion that
the report will be ready for presentation
during the coming spring or early next
Odd Fellows* Grand Lodge.
Sr. Louis, September 26.—The Sover
eign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows did not
transact much business this morning. The
constitutional amendments providing for
admission into the order of youths of
eighteen year was defeated by a vote of
107 to 58, the necessary three-fourths vote
not having been obtained. The lodge also
derided to postpone for a year considera
tion of the liquor question. The effect of
this will be to leave saloon keepers eligible
tore year to come.
The Attempt to Place It in German
By Official Authorities—Emperor William and the
Car Hare Met and Talked the Matter
Or«—What ie Transpiring on the
Continent of Europe, and More
Especially Germany.
[Copyright l<9t by If. Y. Attociattd Prut. 1
Berlin, September 36.—The government
hods it necessary to explain the policy of
permitting German banks to take export
Russian loans. The unanimity of the
press protests against Germans taking the
loan has convinced Chancellor \ on Caprivi
that a grave political on or will bo commit
ted if a denial is not made of tbo rumor*
circulated bv the syndicate interested in
the matter that the loan has the tacit sanc
tion of the German government. All was
held to be incumbent on the question that
was heard evorvwbere, from press, bourse
and the public, whether the new departure
in the German financial policy towards
Russia implied tbo annulment ot the pro
hibition against the Uelcbsbank lending
money on Russian securities. The crusade
of the semi-official press against these se
curities has been long and persistent. The
question was naturally asked what hud oc
curred to cause the government to reverse
the policy that it bad formerly endorsed.
The Hamburg Corrotpottdrtirr absolutely
denies that the government has assented to
tbo issue of the loan in Germany.
It is reported that Emperor \N 1Ulam,wbo
is now staving at a shooting lodge near
Evtkuhnen, met the train conveying the
Czar on his return to Russia from Den
mark and nad a short conversation with
him. ^ _ . .T
The P»tt to-night referring to Count \ on
Waldersee’s restoration to Imperial favor
states that the Emperor has nomlnnted
hltu to tbo comtnaud of the guard <xrp%.
Tbo appointment will keep Von W aide race
In Berlin aud give him the ear of the Em
peror with whom he will have greater In
fluence tnan ever.
The Borlln section of tbo Salvation Army
began a week of self-denial to-day. The
money which is saved by the restraint* tho
members propose to place upon thwnselvM
will be sent to Gen. Booth. Within a year
the German Salvationists have sent IV, i!V4
marks to the general fund of the organiia
l<The report of the socialist
strike committee discloses the
entire failure of the organlxatlons which
were being arranged to bring about a sti !ko
in all tho trado*. There has been au extra
ordinary general exhaustion of the social
ists fund*. Within s year tho trado* un
ions have lost half their members. Tho
leading masons’ and carpenters’ unions,
owing partly to internal dissension, sn* in
a state of oollupse. Since tho formation of
the strike committoe, thlrty-ono strlken
have been organized, and in overy case tho
labor party was defeated. The committee
complained of a want of foreign support.
An Amcrloto Traveler W#* Rflrttfenly M
«n English hallway Train.
Loxnojr, September 2rt.—A sad won «v
, curred at Waterloo Station yesterday af
ternoou. A few minutes before the special
train, carrying passengers from London Jo
Southampton to catch the Hamburg-Aroor
ican lluo steamor, Fuerat Bismarck, bound
for New York, was upon the point of leav
ing a group© of excited railroad official*
gathered about one of the compartments of
a first class carriage. Then a tall, stout
gentleman was llftod out of the carriage
and lifted out of the carriage and laid upon
the platform. A physician wn promptly
sent for, but before he could reach the sta
tion the traveler died without uttering a
word. Papers found upon the dead man's
body showed him to bo Mr. A. L. Dessau,
of Now York City.
The coroner’s Investigation determined
that Mr. Dossau died from heart disease.
Ho seemed to be traveling alone, aud la
supposed to have boon a diamond mer
chant. Before he was assisted out of the
carriage Mr. Deaasu was able to roquoat
tho railway officials who came to bis as
sistance, when it was seen that be wsa
dangerously 111, to take care of all the *
lewclry that was In his possession. After
the coroner’s examination the body was
taken to the morgue.
Meeting of the Convention Ln Chicago—Ob
ject of the (lathering.
Chicaoo, September afl.—Seven hundred
Irishmen, delegate s to the national convec
tion of the Irish Land League of America,
are expoctod to arrive in thia city next
Thursday. They represent nearly every
land Longue in America and many other
Irish societies as well.
Central Music Hall has been selected as
the place of meeting and McCoy’s Hotoi
as the headquarters of tbe convention. Mr.
John Fitzgerald, of Lincoln, Neb., Presi
dent of the American I^and League, who
has been very 111 for some time, has so far
recovered that be Is expected to be present
and preside at the deliberations of the con
Mr. J. R. Sutton, secretary of the Na»
tional [.and League, ha* arrived in the
city and is already bard at work with tbo
municipal council of the Chicago luod
leagues in perfecting the arrangements for
the reception of delegates and the har
monious working of the convention
through Its two days session. Mr. Sutton
said to-night: “One of the main objects of
the convention will be to Inaugurate a
movement that will eventually result ln
the restoration of the fj* >0,000 now
held by Parnell and Justin. McCarthy in
Paris to the purpose for which it wag
originally intended, the bonefft of the
poor in Ireland. This money waa con
tributed by the land leagues for that pur- *
pose and wc wish to see it used in that
way. There is no fear that our convention
will not be harmonious. While Parnell
undoubtedly will have both followers and
opponents in the convention, yet loyalty
for the mother country will fuse all differ
ences and the convention will be a sue
M n
Mr. Davfu’s Vlrtt.
CnicAOO, September 26.—Michael D«e
itt, the well-known Irish agitator, arrived
in this city this morning, and is stopping
at the residence of Mr. Alexander Sulli
van. Mr. Davitt is accompanied by his
wife end two children. To a reporter Mr.
Davitt said that his trip was purely a pri
vate oee, and had no connection with poli
tics He said he had spent five months ia
California for his health, in obedience to
his doctor's orders. He said he had no dis
position to introduce the unfortunate do
mestic trouble in Irish politics among his
countrymen In America. “We will settle
that in Ireland at the next general elec
tion," said Mr. Da via. “And when It* ia
settled the settlement will leave Parnell
oat of Irish politics 1 have been invited
to speak several times «i^ j came te
America, bat have deemed It my inly not
to accept nay sooh invitations fur the reas
ons I baTtgrreik"

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