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The Washington Critic.
22D YEAR NO. 6,72 1.
WASHINGTON, D. Cm SUNDAY, ITEBHUAKY 23, 1890.
PRTOB TWO CENTS.
NEWS OF THE WORLD.
Cincinnati lini adopted standard time.
Vliiccr gold has been found In Northern
Pitcher Illalr of the Chicago Club died
AVilllam Lee killed Thomas Thornton nt
IV est Wheeling,
Annie Tlxloxhas recovered from horsud
flcn attack of Illness.
A splendid leo crop 1, making In tho Mo
lina k lllvcr, New York.
The clcctrlo light plnnt at Frecport, III.,
burned out. Loss, $33,000.
The continued cold weather In Montana
Is causing great loss of cattlo.
Tlio explosion of n bollor In nn Omaha
packlng-houso killed thrco men.
Tramps stolo tho coins from a church
corncr-stono nt Ilacltcnsnck, N. J.
Schooner Laburman, from Halllfnx, Jan
uary 8, for tho West Indies, has boon given
tip for lost.
The HaltlmOre schooner Mary L. Alton
Js ashore Just west of Ocracoko Inlet, N".
C ('low all safe.
In a runaway accident nt Waverly, N.
.7,, Mrs. Mary E. Tyler was killed and
three others wounded.
William Crock tried to dry out a damp
Stick of dynamite in tho stove. Ho and
lils wlfo and child v. Ill not recover.
Henry Lobo, who klllod his wlfo at
Heading, Pa., committed suicide. His
father dropped dead of heart disease,
A block of frame dwellings burned at
TVIIItcs-Barre, Pa. Ilcv. E. Morris was In
jured In rescuing his llttlo daughter from
The icemic cutter Dale celcbratod the
22d by rescuing tho crew ef tho British
pehoonor Glen, wrecked on Duck Island,
JIc., In the teeth of a terrific gale.
Ad Ices from the Wood River country
state that cattle and horses aro dying In
large numbers, and that many bands will
be wiped out entirely uulcss a thaw comos.
Bishop WIggor of the New Jorsoy diocese
lias directed tho reading of a letter com
manding parents, under pain of excommu
nication, to send their children to tho
Calhollc parochiRl school.
The Owen Sound, Ont.,gas works ex
ploded, killing John Nelson.
Tennjson's maludy has assumed tho foim
Of u severe bronchial catarrh.
Otto of Bavaria Is bedrlddcu and In the
Inst stages of general paralysis.
Mr. Gladstone, who is suffering from an
Attack of catarrh, is much better.
SK of the crew of the British ship Sover
eign, sank in a collision, arc missing.
Ihollulcyb Company's molasses stoie
liousea at Caidenas havo been burned at
Geueral Castcx will be trloiyiy a court
luntttal foi attackiog M. Do rrojclncl In a
Senator Maclnnls has introduced a bill
in the Canadian Scuatoto make Gaelic an
Hlectlon returns from Honolulu Indicate
that the reform party will have a small ma
jority in tho next Legislature.
Tho Cabinet Council at El so has do
dded to postpone for tho present tho 10
lease of tho Duke of Orleans.
Tho sentence of tho Duke of Oilcans to
two years' imprisonment has been set aside,
and he will merely bo banlshod.
A bill has been introduced in tho On
tario Legislature extending to the Jews
tho pilvaleges of other religious organiza
tions. A complimentary banquet was given
Chnilcs Hall, M. P.,Jn London. Ho rep
resented England at tho Maritjma Confcr-i-uce.
Mt. Lincoln's son at London Is somewhat
weaker. Many sympathetic inquiries have
been made, Including ono from the Prince
Tho young Czechs will appeal to the
court against tho seizure of the Narodhu
J.bly which contained tho manifesto of tho
Tho Porte of Constantinople has abol
ished tho duty of 2 per cent, levied upon
floods hawked by travelers in tho interior
of the country.
Van Bcwercn, Domcla and Mcwenhaus,
members of the Socialist party In Holland,
liave been arrested In a hotel at which thoy
v ere stopping.
Tho Congo Free State has empowered
the Brussels Anti-Slavery Society to send
un expedition to Africa to aid in suppiess
jug the slave tra.de.
The Unlvorsal Inqulsltlou of Home has
ordered an abolishment of tho l.cnteu ab
stinence throughout Europe, on account of
tho ravages of tho influenza.
In the Ontario Legislature a bill has been
Introduced extending to tho Jews In tho
ptoilnco all the privileges and rights en
joyed by othor religious organizations.
The official papers In Scrvia accuse Fcr
fllnand Of Bulgaria and M. Stambutoff, his
prime minister, of Inventing tho Panltza
plot in order to create nntlpathy to Russia.
Intelligence from Mozanibiquo reports
that the Makololo was incited by tho agents
of the East African Lakes Compan). Tho
latter have been ancsted and peace re
el oi cd.
Willie Uoddard, who ran away, has been
The fair of Columbia Dlilslon, No, 3,
Vnlformed Bank, Knights of Pythias, has
been a big success financially tho past
Tho Pan-American Congress recommend
the adoption of the treaties of Montevideo
"which refer to civil and commercial law,
mid law on legal proccduic.
Peter Jackson, the colored pugilist,
jnado his last appcarauco at Kernan's last
night, when ho knocked out an awkward
negto named Jack Brown In the second
Tho National Hides' ,gavo ono of their
pleasant informal hops last night. In
hpitc of the long parade lu tho afternoon,
the red coats turned out iu force and en
tered heartily into tho pleasure of tho
Louis Baines and Thomas Qlossaw, two
negro boys, were arrested last utglit by
Otllcers Boardman and Kendall for steal
ing n clock and a pair of troiiBors from tho
icsidenceof Mrs. Sarah Murray, No. 1113
,K stieet northwest,
'ibo streets In the uoitheastoin part of
the elty are found to bo In a very bad shapo
and filled with holes, ridges and debiis, A
petition has been presented to Congress by
jiioperty-owners asking that an appioprla
thm be made for ricressary improvements.
It v as developed In a case In Pollco Court
"stciday that tho shocking practice of
training youu girls toallfo of vlcowas
being carried on to some extent lu Wash
ington. Throo girls below 13 years of ago
wade shocking revelations as to the rqau
tier oi Uielr live,
BISMARCK IS SET BACK.
Surprising Gains Made by the So
cialists in Germany.
SOME EXCITING TIMES EXPECTED.
Heterogeneous Opposition to the Bovern
mont in tho Reichstag.
Ilcfontnt IlnmburK or (he Chancellor's
Host Friend Vlrsclioiv, the Orortt
Scientist, Snowed Undorbj- n Jonr
ne, man, Itooklilntlor,
((ip'jtlolihclii XOtO Yo)K A'lOctnltJ Pi'tff,
Ur.iu.tN, Fob, 22. Official inftuenco
nnd tho buienucrnlic system aic pulling
together to delay the official tcturns
of the election nnd to attenuate the hit
poitnnco of the successes of the Soclnl
isls at the polls. Lnst night an Inde
pendent and cntiicly reliable authority
gavo figmes showing that tltc Socialists
had actually elected twenty members
and lind a good prospect to capture
thirty more scats on tho second ballots.
Tho scml-ofllcial press iccortU to-day
the election of shtccn Socialists; other
papers say that nineteen Socialists arc
elected. Slight divergences such as
this in the lesult will not alter tho lead
ing and dominant fact that the Cattcl
combination Is destroyed.
The composition of the ltclchstag
will Intolvo almost evolutionary modi
fications. The most sanguine of Hit
Cnslcllnts do not expect that the second
ballots will make such n change in the
result as will seriously modify their de
feat. Tho supiemo question Is, how
far will the Socialists success ulti
Thursday their total lecoul of votes
reached nearly one million nnd a half,
against a tccord of 77-1,128 iu tho elec
tion of 1887- No combination of their
opponents seems llkoly to head them
off on tho second ballot, and thus wo
have before us tho prospect of seeing
(hit ty-fl ve to forty Socialists seated in the
llclchstag. This party held eleven
seals iu the last Ilcichslag.
O rem tli or the Moioment,
Another lesult suggestive of the
inonth of tho popular movement is tho
leapncarauce of Hie " oiks Partel," or
Democrats so called. In the Ilcick
Mng of lb84 this parly held eleven
seats. It vanished completely in the
Pailinment of 1887, for, as it stood In
the bmder land, between tho German
Libeials and tho Socialists, its cffoits
became nbsoibcd lcspcctivcly in these.
It has now capttned thice scats and has
a fair piospecl of gaining eight on the
Tho position of tho German Liberals
is doubtful, though Hcrr Eugene Hick
ter pi edicts they will havo fifty scats.
They now havo thlrty-fl vc. As this pat ty
hi German politics the one that might
pioperly bo called the 'Liberal paity,
using that woul without qualification,
and nt it is onl inai I! y used in the dis
crimination of parties, this increase is
to be hoped foi. roundly, however,
the sticngth of this paity was much
The chief stiff cicr, hovrovcr, now
and prospectively, is tho National Lib
cial paity Tho paity ot Benniugscn
nnd Miquel, and the backbone of the
Cartel combination, it Is doomed lo 10
appenv in tho Reichstag with the cer
tain loss of thlity scats. In the last
Heichslag It had nincty-thicc scats.
Strength or the Opposition,
Taking the whole lesult together the
piospecl is thnt the opposition will
have 22 1 in tho liouso against 178 for
the Government groups. This opposi
tion v. ill be made up as follows: Cen
trists, orUltiamoiitains, 100; German
Liberals, or Libeials, properly speak
ing, 45; Socialists, 37; Volks paitci, oi
Democrats 7; Poles 11; Alsatian, pro
testers, 12; Guclphs and Danes together
12. Tills Is a very hetrogenous opposi
tion, held together by no devotion to a
common puiposc, but only by the nega
tive tie of objection, yet it Is bound to
give the go eminent some lively times
nnd to play n momenlous pnit in tho
history of Europe.
Some incidents of the contest nioso
strikingly notable that they are likely
(o figuic In any historical lecoul of
tho cnpiicis of selection. One of
ihcsc is tho defeat of Professor Vir
scliow, the famous and popular man of
science, and a distinguished Liberal,
lie was defeated by Janls7cwsM, a
journeyman bookbinder, and a Pole, a
vciy old man, and extremely poor,
who speaks biokcn Gciman, and yet
the Second District of Berlin put him
nt tho top of tho poll because ho has
been tho victim of repeated pcisccu
tions. Ilerr "Wocrmann, Prince Bis
marck's friend, a gieat ITaraburg ship
ownci nnd the can dldatc of the Na
tional Liberals, was defeated by Dlctz,
tho Socialist. This astonished tho So
cialists themselves. LTamburg is now
entirely in their hands.
The opposition pi ess comments
fieely upon the fact that, after tyrclvo
years of tho operation of the law for
tho suppicsslon of tho Socialists, tho
great populous centres of tho country
liavo become hot-beds of socialism. It
is argued thnt, since the law explies In
September next, tho Government must
abandon tho attempt to ropiess this
movement by legislation, or dissolve tho
Reichstag and appeal to tho nation on
this special Issue
Opinions or tho 1'iess,
Tho VoitltcJie Xeitung attributes tho
defeat of- tho Caitel, or Government
combination to tho increased buidcu of
taxation upon tho poor people, com
bined with tho recent imperial re
scripts. Tho Qermania holds that tho con
demuatlon of tho governuiont is lire
vocable, and that a dissolution nnd tho
election of a new Reichstag would only
conflim tho result. It says that, with
tho Socialist voto far beyond a million,
tho Ihnpcror Should separate himself
foicvcr fiom tho Opportunists, and cie
ato n body of aorlous social legislation.
Tho Krexa Zcitwg traces the dofeat
to tho abandonment of religious ideas
as tho basli of paity union, sad urges
the parties concerned for the innlntc
nanco of tho existing older of things to
combino for joint action on the second
Tho Post and tho A'atlonat Zcititng
also uigo union, while tho Kolh Wee
man Oaxctte declines lo discuss the ic
suits until they aro complete.
The picss gcnorally, In so far as It
might give any rellcctlon of officlat
feeling, lcfrnlns fiom the attempt, but
tho Progiessionlst papers recur to their
piedlctlons that Trlnco lllsmaick will
Immediately resign tho prcsldoncy of
the Prussian Ministry, nnd that he will
be succeeded byllcirllocttloher.
Official opinion on this subject fnvois
the view that Illsmnick's position has
hem slieuglhcncd by the result of tho
The Empcior was confident that tho
rescripts would check the unsuccessful
progress of tho Socialists, and ho Is con
sequently enraged at the discovery that
this was all Illusion. Tho officials of
the Chnncellcrle quote Hlsmark's saying
thnt "The rescripts would abstst the
Socmlisf candidates and could not
It is thought likely, thcicfoie, that
tho Enipcior will return to the guid
ance of Prinsc lllsmaick. This at
tributes to him capacity to tako n
bioad'Hilndcd view. It is vciy difficult
for a small-minded-man lo admit in
the face of the woild that he has made
a great mistake.
At 0:15 to-night there arc some addi
tional paitlculars known of the election,
giving the lesult in 018 districts, and
including 11G districts wheic thcio was
no election. In the 202 districts for
which we thus have definite lcsults
they are as follows! Conservatives, 42;
Imperialists, 12; National Libeials, 11;
Centrists, 70; German Libeials, 11; So
cialists, 17; Tolcs, 10; Independents, 1;
Alsatians, 12; Volks parlci (Dcmocits),
3; Danes, 1.
Tho secondary ballots hi the above
11G districts will be contested by Cou
seivatives, 20; Imperialists, 19; Na
tional Liberals, 01; Centralists, 10;
German Liberals, 52; Socialists, 47;
Guclphs, 2; Poles, 4; Volks paity, 0;
anti-Semites, 2. The German Liberals
claim that their ictuins show that they
have to contest in supplementary elec
tions si.ty-two seats. As forty-six of
these nre against tho Uai tellers and
fouilccn against the Socialists, they aic
confident that thch paity will have in
the next Heichslag Mty-fHcto seventy
voles as agaiust tho last.
Jlithta's Journal, rcfeiring to tho
pioposal that all parties shnll coaIcscc
acainst the Socialists, wains the Pro
giossists, againsts false sympathy with
the Cartell party and says:
"Though tho Caitel majority destroyed
tho possibility of a majority faoriug an
iucreaso of duty on aitlclcs for consump
tion, )ct the prolongation of tho Socialist
law is not excluded from tho i olltical com
binations." At Midnight.
Behi.in, Pcb. 22. Tho
tion returns aie as follows,
tives, 41; Imperialists, 12;
83; German Liberals, 1G; Socialists, 17;
Poles, 13; Independents, 1; Alsitians,
12; Democrats, 3; Danes, 1; nllh 127
second ballols necessary.
KUKOl'KAN IiAlSOK CON'tTKEX OK.
IT tho Emperor Has Ills Whs Tr.ulcs
Unions Will bo Formed.
Coiyil'jhlid 111 .Vcir 1'oiA AesKlaltit l'uss.1
15eiu,in, Feb. 22. Accoiding to a
lepoil in the Xachrh-hlen tho caily as
sembling of the labor conference is
assured. This repoitsays that ,Gieat
Britain, Fiance, Italy, Switzerland, Bel
gium, Holland, Austria-IIuugaiy,
Sweden nnd Norway have consented
to send delogatcs, while Ilussln has de
clined upon the giound that her indus
tries me confined to tho pioducts of
agriculture and forestry, and the United
States has declined on tho ground of
the very gieat diflcrenccs between the
condition of workingmen In Europe
and their condition in America. This
lcuott Is totally uutciiable. Of the
governments mentioned, Fiance, Eng
land and Swileilaud have asked for a
definite piogramme involving the scopo
of the inquiry. None of the others
have done moie than to formally ac
knowledge the icceptlon of the pro
posals. The Empeior Is pcisonally engaged
In drafting the piogramme, whlqh is to
I o submitted to the Court of State on
tho 20th. It is alieady dctcimincd that
the confeicnce will not touch tho sub
ject of the eight-hour agitation. Seven
suggestions received fiom tho Marquis
of Sallsbuiy indicate that it is tho in
tention of tho British Government to
send delegates, provided tho votes of
the confeienco shall not be understood
as binding the governments to anything
and that tho pioceediugs aro merely de
liberative, Tho Emperor insists that
ono feature of the progiamino shall bo
tho establishment of tiades unions under
official contiol. This would, of course,
bo Impossible in England, and it's
doubtful whether tho woiklngmcn of
the continent will consent to be brigaded
under State officials.
Fatal Kunaway Accident,
A little before 2 o'clock jcsteidaj after
noon Mrs. Ann llcssler's horse took fright
at an electric car and ran away down
Sixth street. Mrs. Bossier, an old lady
who used to sell at the O Street Market tho
products of her crippled husband's truck
garden out on tho Brontwood road, was In
tho wagon when tho horso ran away and
clung to the reins till the corner ot Sixth
and K streets as reached, when the horse
fell and she was thrown out, striking hor
head against thocuibstouo In such a man
ner as to crush her skull and kill her
Ho Dumped tho Ofllcer,
Kenny Ciecn, tho colsiod drlvor of a
to-h(clcd cart, was dashing down tho
Avenue with it last night at an unlawfully
speed and Policeman Kancher called him
to stop. Rreon did not, and tho policeman
ran alter him nuil jumped Into the back
end i t the c.rt tlreen saw his peril and
climbing on tho horses back ho loosened
tho catch that held tho box ot the cart In
place and dumped the ofilcer Into tho
street. Hut the policeman sheceedod In
catching Green and locked him up lu tho
Twelfth Utreot Htatlou4ioiue.
Exiles in Lendon Rccoive Additional
Reports From Kara.
HUNGER INSPIRED THE REVOLT.
Political Prisoners Attompt to Starve
Themselves to Doath.
Mmlnmo blclila Appealed to tho Di
rector or the 1'rlsnn, anil Invltoil
Her rut ii I I'luRRlng h) Slnpnlnc
II Ik l'ncc Secret Inlormiitton,
London, Feb. 22 The details of the
otiliage In the political prison at Kara
reached the Itusslan exiles In London
to-day fiom friends who aro located a
sholt distance from the scene of tho
hoirorS. They mo brief, but conclu
sive, tonfliming fully n report of tho
affair lccclvcd hcie from an official In
St. Pctcishurgwlio is In sympaly with
the cause of the people. Accoiding to
the details lecclvtd to day it appears
that tho trouble at tho Kaia prison
originated In a "hunirer strike" in Au
gust, when tho women political pris
oncis tried to staivc themselves to
death to escape the brutalities of their
All the women imprisoned thcic ab
stained fiom food for fourteen days.
Tho jailcis did not believe that they
would be able to keep up tho struggle.
At first they jccicd at tho women, then
tempted them with food, and then, find
ing this of no avail, threatened them.
AVhcn several of the women were at the
point of death fiom their voluntary ab
stinence fiom food the prison ofilcials
icsotlcd to artificial means to compel
them lo lake nourishment.
hho Called Him Vllllnn.
The methods adopted, howcvci, wcic
lolcnl and licentious, aud the women
wcie compelled to nbandon their strike.
Abominable outrages followed, nnd
wcro of daily nnd houily oocurrence.
This state of affairs led Madame Sigida,
whose death b- Hogging has already
been announced i to ask foi an inter
view with the diicctor of tho prison In
hope of securing an nmelioiation of the
condition of the piisouciS. IIci re
quest was giantcd, but when she was
taken beforo him she found him abus
ive. It is said that in her exnspeiation
at bis nbiifo she called him a villain
and slapped his face.
It is not positively known, however,
what look place during the interview,
but whatevci did happen Madam
Sigida did notictuin tohcrcompanions.
She was taken fiom the director's
office and convex cd to the prison iu
which common oflcndcrs aic confined.
Three ol hor companions "fiom among
the political prisoners wcic peimitted to
joinhci. The advices leccived to-day
state that these wcie Miuy Koalcsky,
wife of Piofcssor Koalesky of Kicff;
Madam Smiinilsky nnd Maria IColujny.
Tho last two ladies weic fiom Odessa.
'threatening to Commit Suicide,
Two months elapsed after Ihcsc events
befoie the Adjuant Baion Korcll,
Goieinoi-Gencral of tho piovincc of
the Amour, instiucted the diicctor of
prisons that tho sccict edict of March,
1888, which oulcicd that political pris
oners should be treated by prison offi
cials In pieciscly tho same manner as
criminals condemned for common-law
offences, would be enforced, and
oulcicd the diicctois to notify the po
litical prisoners of both sexes that they
would be liable to corporato punish
ment if they violated certain of the
The male ptlsoneis, foreseeing im
mediate danger, held a consultation
aud sent to the diicctor of tho prison a
petition that he would telcgiaph to the
Ministci of the Interior at SI. Pctcis
burg requesting him to suspend the
application of tho edict. The diicctor
refused lo pay any attention to their
petition, and " thoicupon the men
warned him that the (list flogging of a
political prisoner would bo the signal
for the others to commit suicido to
gether. Ono SI Mildred T.aslics.
Time days aftciwaid the llcutcnint
gcncial, Baion Koicfl, sent a special
older that Madamo Sigida be pun
ished according to tho icgulntious, and
tho oulcr was executed to the fullest
extent. Mndame Sigida was stripped,
and lccclvcd ono hundred lashes. She
w as carried on" bleeding and in an un
conscious condition, and her death
ensued fiom a lupturc oT the heart.
Her three companions committed sui
cide within an hour of tho time of hear
ing of Madamo Slgida's death. The
corpses of the foui women wcro burled
at the same time in tho couit-yaid of
the common offenders' prison. For
weeks a cordon of vigliants was so
closely maintained mound the prison
that nothing was known of what was
Sinco tho sccict channel of Informa
tion has been ltopcncd it has been
learned that the men carried out their
thicat of suicide, They met together
and thlity of them shaicd what poison
they could obtain aud then wcut to their
cells to ilio. The quantity ot poison
which had been smuggled Into the
prison was not sufficient to kill quickly,
but in tho course of tho evening two
of those who had shaicd it Bobookov
andlColujny died. Their convulsions,
and the dead silence hich lclgned in
tho other cells, loused the attention of
thcguaids, and they Immediately sum
moned physicians, who ndminlstcicd
emetics to tho suivlvois and endeav
oicd by every means to counteract the
cflects of the poison.
1WO ItAlI.ltOAD CONliOI.IIl.VlIO.N.
ltepoit that the l'eunsyltunla anil l'au
lUndlo Will Unite,
riTTsnuito, Kcb. 32. A stoiy U pub
lished licio to day in effect that tho
Pennsylvania Iinllioiul Compauy has
plnnncd to cousolldntu the lines of tho
Van-Handlo system west of PUUbutg
and to foim a now company to bo
known as the Pittsburg, Cinclnati, Chi
cago and St.Loulaltalhoad, which will
Uhio 170,000,000 or common stock,
30,000,000 profcrrcd stock, and 275,
000,000 of bonds.
Tho roads to be merged arc the
Plllsburg, Cincinnati nnd Si. Louis,
the Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg,
the .Tcffcison, Madison and Indiana
polls, the Cincinnati, Blchmond and
Chicago, compiling about 1,051 miles.
Stock nnd bonds Of tho new company
will be Issued In exchange for stock
and bonds of the merged loads.
The town of Stcubcnvlllo, which
owns 1 ,200 shares of tho stock or the
Plllsburc Cincinnati and St. Louis,
objects to the dcnl. but as tho Penniyl
vanln Itallroad owns five-sixths of the
slock the town is helpless. An cffoit
was rnndo by a icpottcr to see General
Manager MncCicaof the Pan-Handle,
but ho is in the Bast, picsumably on
business connected with tho dcnl.
Gcncial Superintendent Pitcalinand
Assistnnt Passcngci Agent Vnn Ducn
of tho Pennsylvania Baihoad said thoy
knew nothing of tho pioposcd'changc
JOHN ,IACOIt ASTOH'S 1M2.VT1I,
Ills Son Hue cecils to til K-ttnto i".tl-
nintod ut yioo, ooo, ooo.
John Jacob Aslo r, leader of the well
known family of that name nnd grandson
of John Jacob AstOr,foundcr of tho family
In America, died at his home on Fifth
avenue, Now Tork, to day. Ho had been
about tho streots aud feeling comparatively
well until tho day bcfOro his death, lfo
had just finished his lunch and was sitting
In his reading room when ho suddenly fell
back upon his lounge, where ho was recllu
Ing, and became unconscious. The
family physician, who was immediately
summoned, pronounced the cause of the at
tack heart disease.
The patient lovlved consciousness later,
but subsequently had renewed attacks, and
realized thnt death was near. Thcro were
at his bedside at the time of his death his
only son, William Waldorf A6tor, and Miss
Zella Gibbons, the sister In-law ot the djlug
man. The funeral will occur at 10 o'clock
on Tuesday morning from Trinity Chapel.
Bishop t'otter, Dr. Morgan Dlx and Dr. C.
V.. Siuipc will officiate. Thus passes away
perhaps tho richest man In America, and
certainly the head of the richest family In
America. Ills lauded estates are estimated
at .liV),POO,000 to $200,000,000.
Among tho benefactions of Mr. Astor
and his wife have been princely gifts to tho
Newsboys' J.odglug House and the Chll
drens' AtdSoclctj.frlO.OOO to sond 6trcct
waifs to the countij and $250,000 to the
Skin and Caucer Hospital. Ills father,
who died In 1S75, left him a two-thirds in
tcrestinan istatc that was estimated at
y.OO.COO.COO. During the cMl war Mr.
Astor went to the front aud served w Ith
citdlt as an aide-de-camp to General Mc
Clellan. Ho Is succeeded In this vast es
tate bj his only son, William Waldorf
Atior, who was .Minister to Italy some
j cars ago
Steps Tnkon to Orffaulo tho Cnllcee
UrmlimlCB lu WiiHhlnston.
Uhe piojcct of a Unlvei-ilty Club foi Wash
ington, with inoraboishlp confined ex
'clusle to colloKO-edmatod men,
which has been so often discussed dining
retent year", wni relcd last eenlus
under i-jceeplloiiallv favorable clrcum
stances at n meeting ln-hl nt the house of
FibrcssOl WHllnm I Cubcll. Twentymo
colleges and unhci-sltie weie leprescnfcd
by ou'i fifty piaduatos, nnd stops wcro
taken looklnp to tho oicanlatlon of a club
In the nan future.
.lolin n. Voorheos, the picldont of tho
Prlncelon Alumni As-ocl.itlon, was nudo
chairman, and in taking the ehilr made an
addic-; pointing out Ilio advantages of tho
proposed club, l'rofcssm Cnboll, ho actoi
as -ccietaiy,alsomadB a -tiong plea for the
club. A loll call of thooptcent showed tho
following gentlemen fiom tho Institutions
Columbian University Professor K T.
Filtoo,A.l Montague, llr It. C. IVit, W,
B. Matthews, D. Wolllng
Uowaid Unheralty-WIUIam O. Webster,
E. W. Spalding
Yale College Professor William T Harris,
the Commisslonet of Education
rrlncoton John .r Unlstcad, II, 0. Slew
ait,. I I.. Tlodgo, ,T, II. Gullek, J. II. Voor
hecs, Victor Kanffmann.
Dartmouth College .1. Ormoml Wilson.
Uuherslty of Michigan It. S Woodward.
Vnluisity of Virginia Leigh Iloblnson
II. W. Garnctt, li. I ewls Blaekford, L. M.
Blackford, Thomas II. Ellis, J, S. niackburn,
I)r.V.IIrWUmer,E..T. ltennlck.Dr.P.S. Hoy,
rrofcsor William D. Cabell, r. II. C. Cabell,
Cornell Unlvorsltj Peiey E. CIniko, A.
T. Cow ell, Albert Jones, D. II. Decker, W.
A. Itusscll, jr.
Union Collego-Dr. Weston 1 lint, Itov. Di .
Amhc rat College I,. S. Tallows.
w illlams Collogo-Dr. Trank Abbott.
Noitlmestern University r. A. Spiintei.
Iehlgh Uniicrslty-lt. H. Phillip-.
Cential Silesia Colloge II. (iarablu.
Johns Hopkins t'nlverslty Jnmes I'ave.
Dopanw Unl crslty L. A, Klomm.
Iloanoko College K. I. Iteulck,
Ohio Wclerau Coll, go-W. Ilenttle, C. M.
Georgetown l'uloislty-O. W. Mnjo, Dr.
II, W Tin pin.
Medical College ot Ohio Di. C.'eoigo W.
I'nlveislty of I.oulsi 111c Upton M. Tonus
Speeches In favor of tho proposed club
wcio' made by Comml-slonor Harris,
Mr. Wilson and others, and a committee
consisting of graduates from each Institution
represented, was appointed to prepare a
plan of organization, This committee, which
choso Mr. Vooihccs as chairman and Dr.
Flint as sccrctai y, met after tho oho of the
meeting mid discussed for somo time the
scope and purposes of the proposed club,
A sub committee, consisting of Messrs.
Stewart, Webster, Itusscll, Voorheos, Cu
boll, Wilson ' and Tlint, vac appointed
to iliaft n lonstltntlon aud by
laws and to repoil at n meeting of
the full commltte, to be held next
batuiday evening at the houso of Dr. Flint,
1101 K stroct. In tho meantime all college
men who may dcho to Join the club aro re
quested to sond their names, college and ad
dress to Dr. I lint or imy ono of tho com
Thc-io was much enthusiasm shown over
tho Idea or halngiiUnicislty Club, utidlt
was huhl that Washington, halng more col
lege educated men than any other citj in tho
countiyln propoition to population, could
well attend to unnpoit one.
Jacob Sclmcfcr boat FianK O. hcslntlie
fourth game of the bllllaid tournament at
New Voik last night. Scoio.BOO to 800.
llaiaidhas resigned fiom the Inter cob
Icro La Ciosso Association und .Tohus Hop
kins admitted. Tho championship for 1890
vt as aw allied to Princeton.
At St. Augustine, Fla.. tho baseball tcoio
yosteiday wa Chicago 7, Philadelphia 3,
St. Avoh-tine, Fia Feb. !'. John M
Ward m rived fiom Uaana today. Ho
could not mako satisfactory arrangements,
and tho lliotheihood will not play In Cuba
hao long sluco regarded tho lino Clarets of
J, Calvct A Co, as tho "correct form" for
table wuo. For salo by the SchoouiaUcr
Company, nod othor leading dealers.
AIR. DEPBW'S GRIM CARD
Ho Receives a Ku-Klux Invitation
From the Chicago Gang.
AMONG THE WORLD'S FAIR FIGHTERS.
Representative Morse Caplurod by tho
Now York Dolegation.
Wtml Wm Done and Huld ul tho Sov
rial IICHi1iiinrters I.iO Night
Clirnrta I Confidence ou Keiy Hide
Opinion of the Principal Worker.
AVlicn the curtain ning upon tho
Worlds Fair drntnn to-morrow it will
be to befiln the thiid nnd lnst act. Yet
tho mystery lias but deepened, for the
denouncement is still n mystery.
Will It bo Now York, Chicago, St.
Louis or Washington If that is the
"When tho llajr on tho dome on the
Capitol went down nt 0 o'clock on Fri
day evening the debate on tho Woild's
Fair ended, the lnst speech had been
made. This final woid was spoken by
Kcpiesentative Fnrquliar of IIufTnlo,
who had just Ihc minutes iu which to
address the final argument to the IIouso
in tho historic debate, llighl well did
he use bis time iu favor ot New York
City, condensing lu those few minutes
of vigorous speech the pith of all that
would be said in favot of the mctropo
lis of the New Woild.
There was no question but that
Chicago was slntcd nnd New York
discouraged nt tbo closing of the de
bate. The latter bad perceptibly lost
ground, losing no fewer than ten
votes, and her loss bad been Chica
go's gain. St, Louis nnd Washing
ton bad nppaicntly neither lost
nor gained, cither absolutely or com
paialivcly. The changes iu the situa
tion had been fiom New York to Chi
cago, the latter gaining ten ut the
boomer's oxpensc. Tho claims of the
vailous cities last night wcro about as
follows: Chicago, 115; Now York, 80;
St. Louis, do; Washington, t)5; doubt
ful nnd opposed to any fair at nil, 1)5,
ActliHy Ainonc the Workora.
The situation elenred up foi New
Yoik yesterday with the nnival of a
big additional tlelcgntlon. A meeting
was held in Parlor I) of the Arlington,
which was presided over by James W.
Tappan.whobad presided over lhcpic.it
Cooper meeting at New York, at which
the compiomiso over tbo World's Fair
bill -was armed. William
Bcrii, of tbo Uiooklyn Standard
Vnion, acted as secretary.
The Distiuguiscd New Yoikers
present wcic Cbauncey 31. Depow,
ex-Seciclaiy "Whitucyfhomas F. Gil
roy, Slayorllugb Qrant.Kopicseutatlvcs
Flower, lleldcn, nnd foity others.
The meeting decided lo go a-booming,
nnd a-booming they went. They
divided up into squads of twos and
threes, and sinco tho meeting cvci3'
Congicssmannot known lobo favorable
to New Yoik was visited. The delega
tion was in high good humor in con
sequence. Last night at least one tan
gible lesult was reported. It was
said that I'cpi esenlali vc Morse of Massa
chusetts, who made a speech in the
House against holding any fnir at all.
agreed to vote for Now York. The
time up to tbo assembling of the House
to-moirovvvvill bo f-pent in much tho
Chlcngo MrikLix Cheerful.
Chicago was In high gleo last night and
she had a right to bo for she
was In tho bad and every
body admitted It without reservation, only
adding that tho "race Is not to the swift
nor tho bottle to tho stiong."
Chicago heeded not tho croaers; neither
did she relax her efforts. When General
George 15. Davis rapped for older at
tho meeting iu Tailor 7 ot Wil
lard's lust cenlng the parloi was
crowded. It was like the mcetlngdescribed
by Josh Hillings. lie said ho lectured to a
house so full that he had to leave his
cane outside the ball. So It was with
Farlor 7. Perhaps another Chlcagoau
could have jot In, but a persou ot no less
enthusiasm could hae prevailed. The
meeting Itself was enthusiastic and
hainionlous. Ihc airaugcmcnts made foi
work were very similar to those made bj
tho New York meeting. As one Chleagoan
"One Chleagoan Is equal k a delegation
from anj where else."
Just as tho meeting closed nnd
the doois were thrown opcu, tho voice
of a man so prosperous-looking that he
must bo n pork-packer, inquired plaint
ively: "Has any gentleman got on tho wiong
The lesponso was lost lu the din.
Among the prosperous Chlcagoans wlio
will look down upon the pi uy to-morrow
aio Major Cregler nnd Shcilll Matson and
about five docn assorted citizens. Tho
Sheriff is big enough to be ono of tho tra
ditional "largo and respectablodelegatlon,"
the Sheriff being the large one.
St. Louis held no meeting Kx
Kepiesentatlio O'Neill spent much
of his time early In the
evening In tho hotel lobby,
trjlngto convince Mr. ntrgcrahl ol Chi
cago that that elty was not In thoiacc,
Tho only tangible etleet that had was to
lndueo Mr. Fitzgerald to set up the cigars.
When asked If St, Louis had sent her
Muor hue to meet tho Majors of Now
York and Chicago, Mr. O'Neill saM:
"No; but wo beat 'em on Govcrnois.
We havo tho Governor, thiee evGovornors
anil tho next Governor."
These aro (lovcruoi Francis, ox-Gov-crnor
Staunaid, ox-Governor Fctchcr, ox
Governor Francis and O'Neill, llesldos,
St. Louis boasts of several colonels and
majors aud one plain mister.
I.ator on In tho cvculug O'Neill was do
ing the honors at the St. I.ouls headquar
ters and explaining Il0W St- Louis was go
ing to get theie on somo ballot or other.
Confident of Washlueton's hiicnus,
The Washington headquarters w ere not
ablaio with light at any time,
Colonel Audeison being In attendance
on tho banquet ot the Gridiron
Club. Before going, however, ho as
sured his callers that everj thing was all
right, ond that Washington would surely
get there. He had nothing to 6ay
boyoud that, he said, aud had no
figures to give out Hq wa,s cojifjdeut from
what ho knew and from his Information
that tho fair would ccntuallj tomo to
HeprcscntatUo JleComas also attended
the Gridiron banquet. Ho had nothing
new, but cxpiesscd confidence In Wash
ington's getting the fnlr.
Mr, Dcpnwn' Orlm Iiivltnllnn,
ChauncoyM. Dcpciv has rccelvod acaid
from Chicago dlsplajlug a coflln, skull nnd
cross-bones, a dagger, nnd olhcrscaiy and
evil-purposed emblems, Inviting him to a
meeting at 0 o'clock nt night, slnrp.
If ho attended ho would hlmsolf bo
the subject to bo discussed, nald .Mr. Dopcw.
No outwnrd evidence Is picscntcd tint he
attended, Speaking of tho fair, Mr, pepew
snld: "Ilcally I know nothlnc now. Wo of
New York aro not lighting nnjhody. Wo
hope, and oxpect, that New York will get
the fair; but, If wo can't have It, we want
11 held somen here."
Mr. Flower and Jlnj'oi Giant were light
ing cigars prcparntorj lo entering tho
former's rarrlngc.ln front of the Arlington.
The Major furnished the match and Mr.
Flower, the clgnr. The Major said and
Mr. Flower looked ncqulesencc; "Weaio
feeling quite hopeful now,"
llcprc6entntlo Pendleton, nt West Vlr
iclnla, who Is for Chicago, nald. "It may
turn around to Washington jet."
Colonel George It. Dai Is simply volcod
tbo Chicago delegation, when ho said: "Wo
feel very confident."
licpiescutatlio McCailhy of New York
said: "I've been In my room at woik all
ovenlng; am Just going up to the Arlington
now for news."
Dr. Hush of Chicago icinarked that tho
caso was beforo the urj-, but that the Jury
wasn't locked up.
Mr. llcldcu of New Yoik thought It was
n lery uuccilaln fight jet.
An Uncertain right.
Aud that Is Just what It Is. It Is iinj
Lodi'a fight now. Chicago has a long lead,
but the ono vote lacking Is sometimes tho
hardest of all to get. 11 must
not be forgotten that Mr. Mills
is loading a little body ol men dctei mined
to beat the whole business. lie claims
tltj-flc votes aud Is conceded about
thirty-five to forty In all tho estimates
woilh nn) tiling- No estimate made last
night will vary far from the onogiicn
above, which was carefully made by a closo
and unprejudiced observer. How tho vote
will vary alter the llrst ballot or so no man
A number of Congressmen will regard
themsches as nbsohed fiom theli pledges
oi Instructions after that aud vote thch
personal choice afterward. Herein lies
Washington's strength. 'Ihc leaders aro
apt to get into a deadlock and thus make It
ncccssarv to unite on this city or
glo up the project. Wash
ington will 6tnrt In with a cood
vote with a reasonable prospect ot becom
ing the second choice of cither Now York
or Chicago, as the case maj be.
To show tho feeling moused In some
qusrters. It Is said that somo of the
millionaires among tho Now Yorkers aro
ready to plcdgo themselves to pay tho
mllllou nnd a half the Government exhibit
will C06t rather than not gel tho fait.
How long the contest, which will begin
tomorrow, will last It is Impossible to
eaj Jfo one seemed to know, or
to he willing to predict. It may be
oi er In a daj-, or It maj bo prolonged for a
week. Tlic lsltlng delegations are likely
to stay It out, no matter how long It maj'
WEAK AND WICKED.
It Is thoiipM that tho cltyof llnltlniorowllt
haio to pay SlOlfO as the expense ol Ilio
trials of tho Naiassu riolcis
Tliojuiyin tlio Ciorln juiy bilbciyeao
haio bioujlit In u leullct finding .Imtmlnh
O'llonnell guilty of tlio olTcnso charged.
George II. Tell and .Tumi s A. Simmons, tlio
twofinamlcis who embezzled tho securities
of tho I.onox Hill Hank, are In i tistody In tho
Toomb, New A ork
Edwaul Fulioyce, former manager of tlio
Jmncss Steamship Line at llaltlmoic anil
now an absconding dobtor. Is short In his ac
countant least S20.000
Two men wcro killed nt Omaha yeleiday
by tho explosion of a boiler In tho packing
houso of Cudahy .t Armour Others that
were Injuied nrc not expected to llie
lleitlia Jloyeis of llelviderc, N. J., Is under
arrest, charged with manslaughter, hho
caused the death of the I jcai old child of
Jlr. and 3Iis. Held by pressing on tho soft
spot on the child' head
The shareholders of I.lntolon National
Dank at Iaincasiei, I'a . fiom which Cashier
Haul stolo 841,0(0, held a meeting this uftui
noon and decided to ietorc- the capital of
tlio bank and rosumo business
Samuel licit and Olh or Lee ha e been ai
rested at Lebanon, 1ml , on au aftldailt
md by the wife of the former, charging
them with ha lug attempted the assasstna
tion of Mrs Knndallat a pinyer nuctlng.
John r.hlcr, a coal inluci of Albuquriiuo,
N. Jf , was hold up and robbed of SSuO.
White, who committed the- theft, aftorward
stolo two horses, unit, In company with hU
mlsticss, escaped to the mountains. They
were pmsued by the sheriff nnd posse, and
V, lilt o opened up hie on them, fatally wound
Ing bherifl Jloycrs.
A movement sou foot at Pittsburg to re
pride George Clurk, under sentence for tho
minder of Ilioier McClelland ot Alleghony
City, on the gound that tho witness on
whose testimony Clark was e-onilctcd was
mistaken. Another man mimed Tnylor has
al-o been coudemnc-d for t ho sarao crlmo, a
third is awaiting tilal and a fourth wasac
CnUELTIES OF FATE.
A boiler exploded lu a sawmill at ltlch
mond. a yo-tcnlny, killing three peoplo
and wounding six others.
Walter Maii-h.ill, a lOjcarold son of
Humphrey Marshall of Media. I'a. was In
stantly killed b being thrown from a horso
on a foxchaso.
Charles Itobblug spent au houi tho othei
day trying to teach his llttlo nephew how to
handle a rnolvcr. Yctuday tho boy found
the revolver nnd shot his tutor w Idle asleep
Canoll helioc, an eicentilo man who has
Hied a hermit in a hut eight miles fiom
Enstou, Mi , foi the past forty years, was
found fioeu to death In the hut -this morn
ing l'our young Indies who wcro driving lu a
surrey near Newnik, N. .1 , jestcrdnj-, at
tempted to Jump from the couicyance when
tho horses took flight. Ono was killed unit
tho other badly injured
MlihaelMiDonough of Akion. Ohio, who
found a rail placed across tho railway tracks
ncai tho city, attempted toromoolt, when
u train came aloiv and struck the end of tho
rail, dashing It against his head au 1 crushing
bis skull like an egg shell
Three ladj students of the Mate Nnrmal
School ot Oshkosh, Wis, who stalled for
church last Sunday moinlng, haio not been
seen since It Is feated that they attempted
to cross the lake near the school and foil
through the Ice anil were drowned.
German In u l'Uo Week' Cmirsn.
Jliiri's totni opens to-moi row. You
can register for u tilal week; thus Judge
tho value of this tare course Intelligently,
during which you acquire a speaking, read
ing aud writing use ot German, llaupt's
courso and sjstem is the only ono by which
this can bo accomplished in five weeks;
ono hour dally, 10;'W, 4 or 8 p m. Lin
coln Music Hall, entrance Ninth street.
WAS IT SILCOTT'S BODY?
Alleged hidentfflcation of the Poto
mac's Latest Victim.
KELA1IVES THINK IT IS HIS CORPSE.
Police Authorities Puzzled by this Verv
It a Case ol nitiriler or JStilchlo"
Tho Iteinaliift TIkho i,r a Man r
Leisure, tint are Drensod in Itnnsh
Clothes I.ILe a Worklngman.
A woild of conjcctuic eciilics about
tho horribly decomposed nnd innlodot
Otis body of the drowned man nt the
inorguo on New .Icrfey uvenue. Th
body was been by n toloicd innn coin?
home from woik Friday evening. The
shadows wcic already lengthening ovet
the ninlnilous lints nnd the colored
man hurried lo the two policemen
who were near, nnd they, with the ai
tistnnco of two colored men and r bosil
got the body out. It tloatcd on its left
side and tho right firm nnd elbow stur-L
out of the blimy water. The half
bilck in the left tiousci's leg made the
body llont on its side. Il w ns 8 o'clock
at night befoie the bodj was stretched
on tlio vine table at the morgue
Yestculny Dr. Sthacffer, the Dcputy
Coronei, made nn autopsy and found
absolutely nothing, Fnve that the tnaa
was diowned, arid had been for well
nigh a month. The neck was not
broken, nor wero theie any maiksof
violence nbout tlio head &avo a dcnl
thnt Dr. Schncffcr .said was, beyond a
doubt, made by the body striking some
thing in the water after the man diet!
The clothes wcic such as n well-to do
mechanic would wear coaisc, but not
ragged. Tho hands and nuns to the el
bows, and the feet and low oi parts ot
the legs, wcie much less decomposed
than the rest of the body, duo piobably
to their having been Muck down into
the (-oft mud of the liver bottom.
What He Looks I.Ike.
Dr. SclincfTer'sdeseiiptionof themin.
which will be piescivcd fot possible
identification in the future, is as follows
A man !J0 to 40 or i'J years old, muscu
lar, 5 feet 3 inches in height, weight
about 130 pounds, hair short, black,
save gi ay about the temples, straight
and lalkcrftiiT, face feliai ed and a day's
irrovtth of beard when he died.
The police were given quite a st.ut
lat evening by tlio almost identification
of the body as that of Silcott, the dc
faulting cashici of the Sergcant-at-Aims
of the House A middle aged
gentleman nnd lady went to Police
Hembptaitcrs nnd said they wanted to
see the body. They wcic the father
and mother of the Capitol Hill gitl
Sllcolt'h son lan away with and ma
lied. They wcic accompanied lo the
moigue by a C'iiith leporler aud the
result of their inspection of the bexly
They nic almost sure thai it is Silcott.
They interested themselves because Mrs
Silcott and bercliildicn have gone back
to her home in Ohio, and the,) are the
defaulter's ncai est lelatiiesheie. They
pay that If the defaulter wished lo re
turn to this city he miglit disguise him
self by shaviug off his beaid and dress
ing himself in the clothes of alaboier,
such us the innn found in tho sewer
outlet v.oie. The drow ned man is not
as tall by an inch oi so as Silcott is said
to be. Hut the positivene-s of the iden
tificntiou set the police n wondering
and though they pooh pooh the Idea
theie may be sometliiuc: m it The
gentleman said be was going to ban
some one else who knows Silcott look
nt the body, nnd if it is posithely Iden
tided he will nchisoMis. Silcott."
The only missing man on the I'olie-e
Department's list or missing men, sive
one 10 years old. is Kelson 1 Hobie of
Jeiscy City, K, J., who left that place
to come heic to encage in the grocery
business. !Mr. Hobie was about Go
years old, stout, with blnck bail,
slightly siay about the temple lie
bad bud a grocery stoic in Jeisey City,
but his business had not piospeied, and
he left there the -1th of this month,
after selling out his business, telling his
wife, whom be had married but font
months before, that be would open a
a stoic licie and send for hei.
Ills Wife Dlstrmlei!
On the Glh instant his wife leccived
an empty cnvolopc addics'cd to her iu
his handwriting, postmaiked In this
city. His wife was here looking foi
him about a week ago, nnd isdistiacted
at Ids disappearance. The fact that
the drowned man wns eliessed like a
laboicr would make it seem unlikely
that he is Mi. l'nbie, unless the clothes
were put on theiiclim of a possible
murder to pievent identification.
Au odd ciicumstanco Is that, while
the clothes me those of a woikingman.
tlio bauds aie well shaped and small,
the flngci nails neatly trimmed and
well cared lor and nuuli moie symmet
rical than those of a innn used to work
would be supposed to have,
Tho gieat twehe foot sewci that
drains ovci half the city empties hit i
an open canal half a mile long, through
whicli the foetid slime Hows sluggishly
to the river. Tlio body w as found a
little less than half way from tho stono
arch that forms the scwei's mouth to
where the canal empties luto tho river.
Tho tides may havo washed the body
up the cnunl to wheie it was found, or
it may ha c como from the sewer.
A man would not suicide in n sewei.
nnd if thobodycamooutof the sewei
It doubtless Is that of tho victim of a
minder. Hut if it came from tho river
it is nioro likelj that of a suicide. The
suicide theory Is sticngllicncd by the fac
tlio deputy coronet dIeovcieil during
the autopsy. Ou the left leg, just when
the briek was tied into tho overall
wasabiulso that the doctor said was
made before death. If the man sul
cldcd such a brulso mlicht have been
made by the brick timing his Strugs.-"-in
tho water In the throes of drowning;
It is not likely that the inquest t
day will disclose anything as to lh'
man's identity or how he died, Koth
has yet been discovered that watt I
controvert tho theory of suicide.