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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey Jf-I f.OT-. ViiT. NO. 9316. TRKNTON, iflilDAY AUTKUNOON, MAY 16, 1890. M'CALLA FOUND GUILlY. Suspended for 1'hree Years on Half Pay. SECUETARY TUACY'S COMMENTS. The Enterprise's Commander Cunvlcted on by tile Court and on Another by the Grounds for Clemency In Mr. Tracy's Opinion. WASHINGTON, May has issued a general order promulgating and approving the findings and sentence of the court martial in the McCalla The court martial found1 Commander Mc- Calla guilty of the five charges preferred against him, which included the striking cutting of Walker with his sword, put- ting other seaman on board the Enterprise in irons in violation of naval regulations, maltreatment of subordinates and "con- duct unbecoming an officer of the navy" in threatening to kill Seaman Meyer for smil- ing at him. Suspended for Throe Years. The sentence of the court is that Com- mander McCalla "be suspended from rank and duty for a period of three years, and to retain his present number on the list of commanders while so suspended." The peculiar effect of the court martial and the secretary's orders is to place Commander McCalla on furlough or half pay for three years, reducing the pay from toabout a year. Secretary Tracy's Comments. Secretary Tracy, in commenting upon? the findings of the court respecting some specifications which it found "not nays: "The proceedings aud findings of the general court martial in the foregoing case of Commander McCalla, United States navy, are approved, except that part of the finding upon the third specification of the second charge, in which, after finding that Commander McCalla caused the men named in that specification to be kept standing upon their feet toeing a seam on the quarter deck of the vessel from about 9 p. m. to la. m. for-fdurconsecutive nights, the court further found that he did not thereby cause such men to be punished in violation of the twenty-fourth article of the articles for the government of the navy, whbh part of the finding Is disap- proved. An Unauthorized Punishment. "The twenty-fourth article provides that no commander of a vessel shall inflict or cause to be inflicted upon any petty officer, or person of inferior rating, or marine, for a single offense, or at any one time, any other than one of the six punishments enu- merated therein. The punishments thus authorized are clearly defined and limited by the article, and as requiring men to toe a seam is a punishment, and is not included In any one of the six punishments author- ized by the article, such punishment by the commander of a vessel of the navy is wholly unauthorized, and is in violation of the twenty-fourth article, which ex- pressly prohibits the infliction on board a vessel of the navj, except by sentence of a court martial, of any other than one of the Biz punishments specifically set forth in that tulicle. Ironed for Safe Keeping, Not Punishment. "The conclusion reached by the court in its finding upon the first, sixth and seventh specifications of the second charge, that in causing the men named in those specifica- tions to be ironed together in the manner specified, Commander McCalla did noti thereby cause them to be punished in vlc-v lation of the twenty-fourth article of thw articles for the government of the navy, ap- pears to be based upon bin testimony and that of the executive officer of the vessel, that these men were not ironed together as a punishment, but for safe keeping and to prevent their escape from the ship, couob- orated by entries made in the ship's log at the time, and by the fact that in each in- stance the fueu. were released from irons on the sailing of the vessel. department is reluctant to assent to this conclusion by ap- proving the findingsuponthe specifications referred to, and approves them only in view of the fact that the court appears to have been of opinion, after a full consider- ation of the evidence, that the ironing of men together on the occasions speci- fied was, under the circumstances, necf-isary and wan-anted an a mean a of re- straint. But it is deemed proper to state in this connection that men should never be ironed together BTcept when it is abso- lutely necessary such nnnsnul measures and after all the methods of con- finement authorized by the twenty-fourth article shall have proved ineffectual." No Reason for Olemenoy. The secretary then the sentence of the court is approved, and adds: "Accom- panying the record' in the case is a recom- mendation to clemeuuy, subscribed by ten of the twelve members of the oom-t, In which they make the following statement, viz.: 'In consideration of the previous char- acter and reputation of the accused and of the mitigating circumstances which have appeared during the trial we, the nnfler- sigued, respectfully recommend him to the clemency of the revising authority.' After a careful examination of the proceedings in this pane-there docs not appear to be any grounds which wonld in the judgment of the department justify a mitigation of the punishment imposed by the court. The sentence under the stances is not too severe and will be duly executed, to talce effect from this date." Oliver Bnnce Dead. NKW YORK, May 16. Oliver Bell Bunce, the well known author and editor of Ap- pleton's publication, died at his residence on West Twentieth May 15. His wife and children were p.UJOut athisdeath, which was the result of a glow consump- tion, fcvui which he hid long nuffcied, al- though he had only boon confined to hit _ house by It during the thrw Mr. Bunce's connection with the extended over a period at twuuty-flte during which time he had boob Identified with many notable publications nrhotig them "Picturesque the idwi ot which he originated. He wan perhaps best knottaw the author of "Bachelor Blnff." Mr. Bnnce at the time of his death 63 fears old. Did IJo Murder the Crunch Family? Pu-rSBUHO, Pi., May West (colored) ha" boon ai rested at Beaver He was accompanied by a white woman, with whoiu he hag boon living for several years. From circumstantial evidence and a partial confession made by the woman it is believid West was an accomplice in the of the Crouch family near Washington, Tuesday night West will be taken to Washington, Pa., at once: West Was well acquainted wltB theCrouoh family, and admits being near the scene of the murder on the night in question, but disclaims n" 1-pnw-lnfV-i. n' flip murder. Mamma (to hnr little Now, Bonnie, you'll tie irnml and gf> to sleep, mnmma '11 IJYe yononn of Ayert nloe sugar-coated Pills next time fan need medicine." wnnte, milling dropped oft to sleep Itpnos, TO REVISE OR NOT TO REVISE? That Is the Question Before the Presby- terian Assembly Other Church News. SARATOO i, N Y Maj 16 Presby- terian assembly convened at 8 p. in. and was opened with prayer by Dr. McClelland, of Austin, Tex Dr Herrick Johnson, of Chicago, nominated Dr William L Moore, of Columbus, O permanent clerk of the assembly, for the office of moderator. He held that tlie qualifications for this office were all to be found in Dr. Moore. Dr. Benjamin L. Aguew, of Philadelphia, sec- onded the nomination in an earnest speech. There were no further nominations and Dr. Moore was elected by acclamation, the motion being made by Dr. Crosby. The retiring moderator, Dr. Roberts, gracefully welcomed Dr. Moore to his office, congrat- ulating him and formally presenting him with the rules of the assembly for his guid- ance. Dr. Moore responded as follows: "Fathers and brethren, there is nothing I can say in this most unprecedented, and certainly under the circumstances in which the church 1ms been placed the past year, unexpected event. This surprising una- nimity in which, no doubt, many personal preferences are waived, may certainly be taken as an omen of the unity of spirit and peace which ate to prevail in our delibera- tions. I can only ask your patient indul- gence, and promise, 8od helping me, im- partiality in nil that I shall do as the mod- erator of this assembly. God bless you, brethren, and lead you to uphold my hunds with your prayers." The following were elected temporary clerksi Dr B L. Agnew, Philadelphia; Dr. M. D. Kueelani, Titusville, Rev. A. J. Kerr, San Francisco, and Mr. Ellsha H. Perkins. Baltimore. Dr Roberts read the report of the committee on effective changes in the confession and constitution of the church. The report was received under a motion to adopt the time for its considera- tion, which was fixed at p. m. today. Dr. Howard Crosby read a report on "The Church at Home and showing that the committee had complied with the instructions of the last assembly to reduce the price, etc. The report was adopted. The Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Smith, chairman of the committee on church unity, read the report of the committee, the substance of which has been already widely published After Dr. Smith had read about HIJ hour the assembly became quite impatient, and a motion was ruade to stop reading the resolutions and print the whole report. Dr. Smith made some remarVs on the subject, but was interrupted by the arrival of the hour of adjournment. The report was put upon the docket, as Dr. Johnson emphatically objected to giving a subject of comparative unimportance so much time at the beginning of the session, when mat- ters of fundamental importancp were de- manding immediate attention. The assem- bly was closed with prayer by the new moderator, Dr. William E. Moore. ENlOMBED IN I HE MINE. Twenty-eight Men Buried Alive at Ashley. A BIG CAVE-IN BARS THEIR EXIT. Loyal Comrades Working Like Beuvers to SaveThelrLivea Three of the Entombed Men Thrilling Story of Miner Who Narrowly Escaped. WILKESBAKiiE, Pa., May eight miners are entombed in Baltimore shaft, No. 4, at Ashley, and there is hope of their rescue. The mine is an old one, and the workings are in a more or dilapidated condition. This fact makes the work of rescue very difficult. The imprison- ment of the unfortunate men is due to a big cave-in of the surface over the minfl which occurred yesterday. The cave-in covers an area of one square mile, and ii one of the most disastrous that ever oc- curred in the coal regions. It Came Uithoat >Varntiift. The crash came without any roaming whatever. This is something unusual, too, as generally there is a quaking and quiver- ing of the earth before it settles The first intimation of danger was when two houses were seen to bink out of sight. They went down about ten feet and were totally wrecked The dwellings were occupied by Polauders. Two women and a little girl were quite seriously injured. The noise made by the house toppling over attracted a large crowd. Thirty Not Eight In the Mine. A number of men ran to the slope and attempted to enter the mine, but thej could not. The main passage was blocked and there was no way of reaching the men. The mine foreman said only eight men were working in that portion which had caved in, and that they hod in all probabil- ity made their escape by way of the gang- way. The fire boss reported that there were thirty men in the mine, and not eiuht, at reported by the foreman. The superin- tendent of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal company was telegraphed for and ht anlved promptly. A conference of expert miners was then held and it was first de- termined to make an attempt to enter the slope. Twelve men were secured for the aud in u mmule, chips of coal ana lock gau falling Inim the roof. The Hush for "Another crash came, and the rush ol air iu-arl) tluvv. me oft in) feet Ht-avj chunks fulling all around and I ex pet-ted evi-r> minute the whole roof would comedown I heard several meu culling out as if in pulu, and all at oiu-e I stum bled over uni1 man and fell 1 asked win it was, but he was groaning "I didn't wait, but ran on I got to th( foot of the slope with a big crowd of meu There Here borne lights tattle and wl scramb'ed up the slope as fast as we could Just as we reached the mouth a blast of air came up, throwing most of us dowr aud blinding us with dust and dirt I got out to the surface half dead. My fathei was working with a gang ot men us a tract layer on the top lift." Are They Still Alive? The supposition is that the men are still alive. They were working in the upper lift of the Haltime vein. This vein was not dis turbed When the crash IHIIH- the men no doubt, made an attempt (o get out ol the main gangway, only to find the paa sugewuy blocked. Tlu-y then tetraced then steps for the purpose of taking the man way This, too, was cut off They had nothing to do then but to sit down anO await a rescuing party. It is believed thai there is sulliuent airrto keep the men alive, and it they can get a hold of a mule the) can exist for a week or more. Fifteen years ago it similar accident happened ID the Sugar Notch mine, and six men lived on mult- meat foi ten diijs THE Frenh Tips NEWS IN BRIEF. Carefully The Southern Methodists. ST. Louis, May the Methodist conference the committee on temperance concurred in the memorial changing the degree of offense committed by a member who encourages the liquor traffic in renting property for saloons or in signing petitions from "imprudence" to "immorality." The Bible cause committee reported the follow- ing statistics of the American Bible society work: Receipts during the past quadren- nium, 80; disbursements, 189. During the past four years the society has distributed the Bible. Five hundred and sixty-two thousand Bibles have been distributed in the heathen Innds. Doings of the Reformed Church Council. PHILADELPHIA, the session of the annual council of the New York and Philadelphia-synod of the Reformed Epis- copal church the action of the council in a-flfuslng to contribute to the church exten- sion fund was reconsidered and expunged from the record. Last year's resolution demanding the destruction of the liquor traffic was readopted. Adjourned sine die. UNDER AN Inree Boys EMBANKMENT. Crushed to Death and One Injured. BBOOKLTN, May The play of four little fellows under an embankment at the southeast corner of Seventh avenue and Fifteenth street was tragically ended yes- terday afternoon by the wall of clay, which had been softened by the rain, falling in upon them beneath it. Three were taken out dead; the other was in an unconscious state, but was resuscitated and thought to be out of danger last night. He received a scalp wound and had .his ankle sprained. The following are the names of killed and injured: Pierce, Peter, aged 8, of No. 816 Fifteenth street; dead. Taylor, Arthur J., aged 8, of No. 807 Fif- teenth street; dead. Taylor, John A., aged 4, o{ No. 807 Fif- teenth street; dead. Bronner, Otto, aged 9, of No. 286 Six- teenth street; injured. The embankment, part of which buried the boys, was mode by the guiding of the adjoining lot. Contractor Thomas O'Hara, of Eleventh avenue and ton street, KI nded the lot. He cut dowu perpendicu- larly, leaving a wall of earth twenty feet high at right angles from the giaded lot. The work was finished about a month ago, and since that time the boys of the neigh- borhood have been ambitious to dig "cubby houses" in the embankment. These lads renewed the work of excavation in the soft clay yesterday. The earth had been loos- ened by the heav v rains and needed but little undermining to descend like an ava- lanche and entomb the boys. gnlllvan to Fight Joe M'AnlKTe. YOBK, May Billy Madden, the manager of Joe McAuliffe, the big champ- ion of the Pacific slope, went over to Proc- tor's theater last night and had a talk with John L. Sullivan. The world's champion agieed to fight McAuliffe with small gloves to a finish at Virginia City, in Montana, in two months from now, for at Iwt a side, or for a bigger pnrse, which, it is understood, an athletic clnb M that ptace willing tw hang up for battle between the two big fellows. Sulli- van will know in a days things stand down In Mississippi, and he will then meet Madden and McAuliffe and ilgii articles. Tne Fight Declared OK SAN FBANCIBCO, May The fight which was to have declined at the rooma of the Califomia club between "Reddy" Galla- gher and Billy McCarthy has boon declared off because of Gallagher's illness. Bob Fltz Simmons, a new arrival from New Zealand, will be substituted for Gallagher will fight McCarthy on May 99 for a puree of B. F. BOSTON, May Concerning the asslitii- ment of R. F Straine, Rialto building, liabilities are about and the asseta are entimatod to bo sufficient to liquidate all indebtedness. Mr. has resigned his directorship and the presidency of -run coiuoanv. hazardous task, but they were unable tc proceed any distance through the mine, The cave-in had wiecked all the workings, and in some places the roof was dowu for hundreds of feet. To clear debris away would take weeks, which would preclude all hope of getting the men out alive. Three Men Rescued. It was then resolved to sink or bore holes in the surface directly over some abandoned workings, enter these workings, and then trace to the place where the men were at work. This whole distance is about 80C yards. At 8 o'clock last evening the rescu- ers broke their way through the surface and reached the abandoned workings. Five men entered and traveled along some distance. They heard groans. Stooping down they found three men lying prostrate on the Around. They picked them up and carded them to the surface. When the rescuing parly with the three men came insights Tnighty cheer went up. The men rescued were John Allen, Robert Roberts and An. thony Frail. They were badly burned. Rob. erts is the least injured. He says when the cave-in men all th'rew down their made main gangways. They found that it waa blocked with debris. Some of the men then fainted and sunk to thg ground. Others got dowu on their knees and prayed for de- liverance. Roberts, Frail and Allen clung together. They rummaged around abandoned workings all the aftemoon When the cave-in occurred there waa a slight explosion in one of the breasts which burned the three men. Roberts says tbert are at least nineteen other men In the and that they are scattered everywhere The air is bad, and unless the other men are reached within the next ten hours thej must perish. The rescuers are now scour- ing the workings. The Names of the Imprisoned Men. The names of the men imprisoned are; John Hanson, Michael Scally, John Soally, Michael Charles James, Frank Gallagher, Hairy Jones, Ellis Will- lams, Owen Williams, Daniel Sullivan, Thomas Williams, John Penning, Anthony Frail, Harry Pany, Owen Parry, Thomai Clause, John James, Michael Linski, John Hall, Luke Gilgallon, James Davis (tad four Hungarians, the name of two of whom IsGuss. Scenes of Horrible Tnterest. The scenes about the mine had a peculiar- ly honlble interest. Round the gang ol toiling men who were sinking the shaft from the surface there soon gathered a crowd of many hundred men, women and children. Tn their eagwuess they wonld have passed right on among the workers, and to keep them back a rope was stretched around the spot and a corps of men placed to hold back the crowd. Among that gathering were whose husbands and sons were entombed in the dark mine, children whose parenU had probobly met their deaths and young women whose sweethearts were entombed. Hope was strong in the hearts all, foi the men who had come out of the mine said that there was little chance of the men in the npper split having been caught under the fall. They were there alive and well behind those heaps of rock and debris, if they could only be reached in time. One great danger threatened the mine wan not a gassy one, and in the Baltimore vein especially there waa little gas. A Survivor's Stotj. Standing round the place where tlte were at work digging in the hillside were dozens of men ready to respond to any call for volunteers to relieve the work. Among them was Frank Henry, a young man of about 19 years, son of Michael Henry, who is among the mbed. From several scratches and cuts on his fape and head Hood had trickled, and some had fallen on his clothes. He was in the mine when the cave-In occurred, and he tells a thrilling story of his escape. "I knew nothing about any he said, "till all of a sudden there was a great iUshof air and my light was blowu out. Bight after that I heard some one calling out further on the gangway that the lower split was caving. I then hitched the males and tried to get them along, but'they would not move In the dark. Then I started oft myself up the gangway. Pretty soon there wag another crash somewhere back In the working and another big rush of air came along. In a minute or two I reached the main gangway. Then I heard root chipping and cracking. There were some other men running along the gangway, but All the lights were out and I conld nothing. The gangway Was full of dpai fi oui the Wires Tulleil. Brig Gen. Xelson H Davis died suddenlj Ma} IS while on a visit to Governor's Island Apoplex) was the cause of death. Heury -Mason, president of the Mason Hnniliu Organ cotuuauj, died May 15, aged cars Leslie MacLeod, the associate editor ol Wallace's Monthly, who was arrested foi supposed complicity with Robert L. Wai lace in the stealing of a large sum of rnonej and some bonds from John S. Wallace, pinpriutornf The Monthly, was discharged f 10111 custody, the evidence against him be- ing insufficient to warrant hiB being held nny longer The Louisiana Lottery company has mod ified its offer to the legislature for new char- ter privileges by pledging to advance tht mone} needed for levee improvements im mediately if the legislators will submit tht question to the people, a vote on the ques tlon not being in order, however, till 1892. The New England Stock Exchange, No. 15 8tate street, Boston, has failed; liabil ities, The failure is due to the up- ward tendency of the market. The exchange succeeded Marshall, Keep Co., three 01 four dajfe having bought out the busi ness of that firm On June 10 the University of Cambridge will IT-i TWO >pOrtniii -ana' Celebrated Spring Styles now on Bale. 16 Rant State HOUSEHOLD WORDS ALL OVER EUROPE. VANllUUHN'sClHHIA "BEST A GOES FARTHEST." Now that its manufacturers are drawing the attention of the American public to since its invention, the best of all will soon be appreciated here as well as elsewhere all over the world. All that the manufactur- ers request is simply one trial, or, still better, a compara- live test with whatever other cocoa it may be; then VAN HOUTEN'S COCOA ititlf will convince every one of its great superiority. It is because of this superiority that the English paper Health, says: "Ome tried, always used." 4 To tht Cnffen. VAN HOC FEU'S OOOOA, bonrwlt [62 STEWART HAMMOND Eqaipi YOUNG T.AniKfl BKBV1CK OOUM-J.MNG BOOM- In mMK.nrATB A It 1C rCIJUCATOKS, SPKCIAMSTS, NO 8MATXKRTNG, NO NON-ESS Wrl A L8, NO NONSKN8S in ita OOURHt OF TKAINING. Modem Saoc- .fnl Twning, Indiyidnil Attention, fMtOrf The Shorthand Department Offiii the but fai-llitiM for acquiring (till in Btauogiaphy. y-NajfUL PBOGRTHB aUARANTKtfP. Homing, AfUruoon Or BWOIN8 2d. THOMAS J. tfl-JSWART, Pniituu'Ar, BOX Ktt, RAPID AND Jr, N. J. 1O and 12 fkmth Hfraar. IIAn THIS MAN Banght hi. of tht AMERICAN AND CO., he wonld not how mnoV wind whintUd through cot clothing thi MM, Boji GfcildiM with thttx t BE8I IA1LOR-MADE CLOlHINR At much IMC rtmo prit 8AMPT.K OVEKOOA re worth our SAMPT.R riJllfc, for for finite Or.icMte. CUXiaiMG MADE it) ORDER, ii is to with, right (toiif; to 00. 8 Bait (Hate. Cor. St. OPPOSITE Cm HALL. Positive, qnlok and B.ure, Snch Is the re- unit obtained by the nse of Hires' Conch Cure. Perfectly hm lulwui. It pan only do good. N6 polionono drags In It. 25 only. Book.nd Job Printline iho. J Is that Impurity of the blood which produces unsightly lumps or swellings In the neck; causej running sores on the ajms, legs, or feet; which develops olcen In the eyes, ears, or nose, often causing blindness or deafness; which It the origin ot pimples, can- cerous growths, or which, fasten- ing upon the Inngs, canses find It Is the most ancient of Mljjlseves, and Tory few persons are entirely IrA, from It I low Can It Be By taking Hood's Sampsrnu, which, by remarkable cures It has accomplished, proven Itself to be a potent peculiar medicine for this disease. If yon suffer frvm Knrftfa, Uj Hood's SampirU'n. "Eyery spring jny wife ivnd children been troubled with scrofula, my llttla boy, thieo yean old, bslng a, tewlbte TAit spring ce -was one ot ftues frvm head to feet. We all took Hood's flvsspardia, an have been cured of the My little boy Is entirely free from solas, f onr ot my children look bright and healthy." W. B. Passalo City, J. I food's barsaparilla LOOK OUT I'OR BARGAINS We have pur Jgnd inteii ed the store North oi us build on the two lots We control the Fknuol of Trenton, and we fnlly gnarmtoe that onr Parasols and tTmbre'l'i are made of the vet; but material obMnable, and also of tbe flnest All of our goods at which cannot Be batten In the large cities nor an; where else. Also opened a boantifnl of fine Eld Gloves In all shades >nd for their durability, to- gether with a foil line of Silk and Lisle Children's Caps, Oor- tstt Fine Under and Tldl-. Notions, ete., etc. ANQKT.Q CAMKKA'S ty 8. 1. HOOD A CO, VM 100 Doses One Dollar bupoiflne Chooolatoe immenv) Cachons, Drops, Cough Candies, Hnt Ondlm, Qu- Penny Goods, Turkish C-mt! "iriich Ci Giacw, ate, IFriow BBOAn 81'BEKj-, MtcX'f TO wHKti- BANK. NIC lincsl tUorc in ircnlon! rid of Our slock to do thin, RHADY-MADH r.I.OTIIING! I1l 1C 1 l-K, MKltCIIANT TAHOHINO BH ie NOKTJl GRKKNK SJKKKI YOUR "WANTS" ;