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ADVERTISEMENTS
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'oyer Re-Elected Speaker
House, With J. W.
rnson uiiet uerK.
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STILL KICKING.
Rutin is Very Free in His
tioisms on Senate Libra-
riaii De Laney.
IV. WORKING OK THE SLATE,
,
ect of n Brcak-A Surprise Prom-,
Rutan Wants to Oct Evcu With
nncy-r- Cochran's Defeat Certain,
ogh Fntorcd by Maccc-Ex-Mayor
mod, of Hnrrlsburg, for Sergeant
me A, Large Caucus The Komi-
The Senate Slate, Commlttco
Ictes In Wuik Tho Democratic
U of tlio Home A Lively Time
tentative Wherry Nominated for
ter Senator Osborne, of Philadcl
Will Contest Senntor Devlin's Scat
ut Douatb, of Chester. Wants to
bile Printer.
burg advices show that Quay's
I go throiigb, from present appear
As part of the programme the
.ucus last evening renominated cx
Boyer, and conferred the Chief
p upon J. "W. Morrison, of Alle
junty. Mr. Cochran is still ob-
being left ont in the cold, but his
are not heeded. Senator Kutan
sed to Senate Librarian DeLaney,
! no active fight against him. The
ts held a spirited caucus, and
:d Representative "Wherry for
of the House. Among the other
a Harrisburg comes the statement
ktor Osborne, of Philadelphia, will
enator Devlin's seat, and that Au
lath, of Chester, would like to be
frinter under General Harrison.
their use. The caucus was largely attended,
Henry M. Hall, of Mercer, who would have
been a prominent candidate for Speaker if
Boycr had not been in the field, was elected
Chairman. The members were congratu
lated on the iact that the1 caucus was the
largest that ever has assembled in Pennsyl
vania. Neither party had ever had so largo
a representation in the House. He depre
cated an indecent scramble for o&re and
admonisheoMhose presqntlo be careful of
the charactcrV lerilation they enacted.
Representative Cappf of Lebanon, and
Stewart, olPhiladelr-hia, acted as secreta
ries. .S
Boycr Mnlnntcd.
Boyer was placed in nomination by Dear
den, of Philadelphia, who made a graceful
speech, setting
forth the candi
date's qualifica
tion', and was fol
lowed byremaiks
from Kratz, of
Montgomery, and
Kreps, of Frank
lin, Of ft Compli
mentary character.
J. W. Morrison, Chief Clerk Repre s e h t a t i v e
of the Home "White, of Pitts
burg, nominated Morrison for Chief Clerk,
with the statement that he came from "the
great State of Allegheny with its 20,000 Re
publican majority."
A committee of 21 was appointed by the
Chair to arrange the rest of the slate. This
committee, at a late hour to-night, ap
pointed a sub-committee of five, consisting
of Messrs. Marshall, of Allegheny; Brooks,
of Philadelphia; Helfrich, of Snyder; Fruit,
of Mercer, and Pugh of Somerset, to ar
range a slate to be submitted to the grand
caucus to-morrow. The committee will
complete its work to-morrow'rnorning.
The Kepublican Senate Slate Committee
was in session at a late hour to-nightgetting
ready for the caucus, which is to meet be
for the Senate convenes to-morrow.
The Senate State Committee has completed
its work to-night but will not reveal it.
Kutan is said to have made no fight on
Delany.
THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.
tie corars MATE.
It Will Bo Somevhaflifa Safety Re
publican than ike fresent.
PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1889.-TWELVE PAflEft 9kUJ
flflT A W17 African Race ." Mr. Mahonev will sneak v W .
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In This First One of the New Tear, When
' , Several Legislatures Meet.
SEATS OP SIXTEEN AEE IN DOUBT.
Mr. Kenna, of West Virginia, Eeems to be Bavin;
the Liveliest Time. ,
This is a particularly important week to
16 United States Senators and their would
be successors. The Legislatures upon whose
votes they depend for another term are to
meet. Only a few are certain of re-election.
A list of those on the anxious benches given.
Senator Kenna, of West Virginia, in an
awkward position. Mrs. Logan's plans for
preserving her husband's memory.
T. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
isbtjeg, December 31. There is no
to-night of a break in the pro-
which the slalemakers framed yes-
ibut occasionally you hear the re
IperBons who claim to have inside
iniormation that a surprise is anion? the
nmbabiftws: - S
Senator"utan was
exceedingly free to
day on his criticisms
of Senate librarian
DeLaney, whom he
wants defeated, even
though he knows
Quay is desirous of
his election. He de-
V-Thi Zt nied with much
ed Speaker 0
je. warmth the truth of
that his opposition to DeLaney was
the alleged refusal of the Senate
n to allow liquors to be kept in the
room, and claimed that he was
le many years ago for tbe removal
ar in the rear of the desk of the
t of the Senate.
Eutnn Want to Get Even.
wants to get even with Delaneybe
: latter worked for his defeat as a
e for a position on the slate in 18S7,
accomplishment of his purpose is
in tbe range of a pobability because
ell-known wish of Quay for Dee-election.
igh Cochran's fate has been clearly
uwed for weeks, he seems as detcr
i ever to keep in the fight to the
He has a number of stanch sup
and would undoubtedly be given
osition but for the part Quay has
depose him. Senator Bcyburn, of
phi a, is among the most ardent ad-
if his election. He says it was un
when the Senate adjourned a year
If ago that Cochran should not be
ind nothing has occurred since so
be course of the Chief Clerk had
cerned to justify a change ot senti-
Mlesbcny Fnvors Cochran.
other Senators favoring Cochran
te and TJpperman, of Allegheny,
eefer, of
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present the
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pleased Cochran, He JJ7k Kick.
lecess of Cochran,
togers, the veteran Reading Clerk
ite, is here to perform the closing
he position which he has so often
'will be succeeded by Anthony
wc.ii.eau county, who owes his
) the fact that he turned over his
i the contest for the nomination
Stoator in the McKean district n
r, who will be a member of the
- nate.
Watrt a Winner.
: ;man Brumm came here to-day to
r . andidate for Sergeant-at-Anns of
e, Thomas L. Edwards, but the
' torn Schuylkill county had grown
acting to a man who had no show,
' agreed among themselves to
lim in the hope of getting several
te positions. Joe Souder having
as a candidate, a clear field is left
or Patterson, of this city. The
u House caucus to-night was
owing to the certainty of the
nomination of Boyer for Speaker
.son for Chief Clerk.
v.uu5 rolls had been printed in great
hundance, leaving plenty of room for bal-
tilbut no occasion presented itself for
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Representative Wherry, of Cumberland,
Unanimously Nominated for Speaker.
IFPECIAt TELEGRAM TO TOn DISPATCH 1
Hakrisuurg, December 31. The Demo
cratic members of the House had a lively
caucus at the Bolton House this evening,
over which Representative McDonald, of
Lackawanna, presided. It was evident that
Representative "Wherry, of Cumberland, had
a large majority, and his competitor, Mr.
Hassett, of Philadelphia, withdrew. "V7herry
was unanimously nominated.
Samuel Hudson, of Philadelphia, was
nominated for Chief Clerk; J.W.Grfenland,
of Clarion, for Reading ClerkpL. "W. Ritz
man, of Berks, Resident Clerk; Cautain
"William S. Horton, of Elk, for Sergeant-at-Arms;
James Hagan, of Allegheny, for
Door-keeper, and Joseph D. Fenton, of
Bucks, for Postmaster.
A committee of five, of which Repre
sentative Ehey, of Cambria, was Chairman,
was appointed to select the remaining offi
cers to be voted for bv the House. There
-Vfns a spirited fijht over the proposition to
select a ppjumittee. as many wanted the
caucuf to complete the entire work.
HE "WILL CONTEST.
Senator O&boruo Wants tho Seat Occupied
by Senator Devlin.
f SPECIAL TELEQUAM TO THE DtSr JkTCIt. 1
Habrisbitbg, Decemher 31. Senator
Osborne, of Philadelphia, has brought his
big petition or contest to this city, and
proposes to have it presented in the Senate
to-morrow.
He alleges in it that at least 2,000 illegal
votes were cast for his Democatic opponent,
Senator Devlin.
He Wonld the Fnbllc Printer Be.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Harrisburg, December 31. August
Donath, of Chester, Delaware county, is cir
culating among the Republican members of
the Legislature for signatures to his appli
cation for the position of Public Printer at
"Washington under the administration of
Harrison.
THE PBESBTTERIAN CONFERENCE.
Agreement Upon Certain Lines of Work the
Object of the Sleeting.
TSrECIAL TELEOEAM TO THE DISrATCH.l
New York, December 31. The two com
mittees representing the Northern and
Southern branches of the Presbjterian
Church had another meeting to-day, and
agreed to adjourn at 12 o'clock to-morrow, to
meet on "Wednesday, April 2-1, at Balti
more. The conference has been secret, and
its proceedings will not be made publio
untjl definite action shall have been de
termined upon. A member of the Southern
Committee said this evening that consider
able misapprehension existed as to the
nature of the conference.
It was not its aim, he said, to consider
how organic union of the two divisions
might be effected, but to devise means for
co-operation upon certain lines of work,
particularly home and foreign missions and
the educating and evangelizing of the freed
men. It was to these matters that the con
ference had directed attention, and appar
ently with a good show of success.
TOTING HARRISON AT HOME.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE SISFATCH.l
"Washington, December 31. The pres
ent week will be an eventful one, particu
larly so far as the fates of several United
States Senators are concerned, and here in
"Washington all eyes are turned to those
States whose Legislatures are about to make
Senatorial nominations. The Senate will
remain Republican after the 4th of March,
although the majority will be small. Had
the fight between the Saulsbury and Bayard
cians in Delaware ueea less nercc ana ue-
terrained, Eli Saulsbury might have been
succeeded by himself or some other Demo
crat, and the Republicans would have been
practically in a minority.
On the 4th of March the terms ot the
following Senators will expire: Messrs.
Morgan, of Alabama; Berry, Arkansas;
Bowcn, Colorado; Saulsbury, Delaware;
Colquitt, Georgia; Cullom,Illineis; "Wilson,
Iowa; Plumb, Kansas; Gibson Louisiana;
Frye, Maine; Hoar, Massachusetts; Palmer,
Michigan; Sabin, Minnesota; Manderson,
Nebraska; Chandler, New Hampshire;
Mel'herson, .New Jersey; Ransom, .North
Carolina; Dolph, Oregon; Cbace, Rhode
Island; Butler, South Carolina; Harris,
Tennessee; Coke, Texas; Riddleberger.
Virginia and Jxcnna, "West Virginia.
ONXY SEVEN ARE SOLID.
Of this number, Messrs. Morgan, Berry,
Colquitt, Gibson, Chacc, Butler and Coke
have been re-elected. John S. Barbour has
been elected to succeed Mr. Riddleberger.
Of the remaining 10 Senators, Mr. Palmer,
of Michigan, is not a candidate for re
election, but has voluntarily determined to
retire to private life. Mr. Saulsbury's suc
cessor will be a Republican, and Messrs.
Cullom, "Wilson, Plumb; Frye, Hoar, Man
derson, Dolph and Hams are sure of getting
another term.
The others are not at all certain that they
will be so fortunate, but only wish they
were. Bowen is probably already beaten.
The crowd of candidates anxious to repre
sent the Centennial State in the Senate has
been to much for him, and he will retire
with the honors of a single term. Mr. Sabin
has half a dozen strong antagonists, the
most difficult one to beat being ex-Governor
and ex-Congrcssmau W. D. "Washburn.
They are having a hitter fight and the result
is uncertain, although the chances seem to
be about two to one -in favor of "Washburn.
Chandler's chief opponent is Dr. Gallin
ger. a member of the present House. His
friends claim that they will kill Chandler,
even it they can't put their man iu. "Will
iam E. Chandler, however, knows more
about the inside workings of politics than"
all of his opponents put together, and is
confident that he will win. McPherson
wishes he could read his title clear, but he
cannot do so just yet.
ENOUGH TO MAKE III5I NERVOUS.
African Race." Mr. Mahonev will speak
on the subject of Catholic schools.
The convention will open to-morrow- at
10:30 o'clock, with high mass, celebrated by
Cardinal Gibbons, and wi,U probably con
tinue three days.
A LOVING WIPE'S DEVOTION
Exhibited in the Way Mri. Lognn Will Pri
servo the General's Memory.
SPECIAL TELEGBAlt TO THE SlSPATCIt.l "
Washihgton, December31. The recent
reinterment of General Logan's remains has
revived interest in the plans which Mrs,
JUogan is constantly devising for the per
petuation of the memory of her husband.
The memorial hall which was planned
shortly after the General's death is rapidly
nearing completion, and will be ready for
inspection by the time Mrs. Logan returns
from Europe. The plans are all
her own, and tbe work is be
ing carried on in strict accord-,
anco with her designs. The homestead is
one of the oldest nouses in Washington;
and was formerly the property of a student
and artist who built a wing 'from the main
building, in which was an inclosed court
with brick walls ana lioor, where ne wok
his exercise.
This room or court, 40 feet by 25, has
since been used as a storage and lumber
room, but when General Logan died his.
widow conceived the idea of transforming
this bare apartment into a memorial hall, in
which shall be placed the interesting collec- '
tioQ of relics which the General had ac- j
cnuulaled in his long career of puWlA.
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Her baby Swaddling Clothes Long
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ENORMOUS APptOXIHATES MADB
For the Maintenance of the Different
Bareana for a New Year.
COMPARISONS FOR TAB CURIOUS ONES
CONTRACTS AUNG UP.
A Big Knllrond Fight Brewing Employers
and Employes Lock Horns.
I SPECIAL TECEGRAHTO THE DISPATCH.
New-York, December 31. The contracts
between the various railroad companies in
Brooklyn and their employes for another
year will not be signed for several days,
as there are some difficulties in the
way. The employes have made greater de
mands this year than ever before. The con
tract last year provided that the conductors,
drivers, and brakemen shonld be obliged to
work not more than 10 hours, and that the
work should be performed within
14 executive hours. This year the
period within which the 10 hours' work
is performed is reduced to 12 hours. Last
year the hostlers were obliged to attend to
20 horses, and this year they want the num
ber leduced to 18. 'There are a few other
changes in the interest of the men.
The disposition among the officers of the
various companies is opposed to the accept
ance of these proposals, and unless there are
mutual concessions opening week of the
new year may possibly witness one of the
biggest railroad fights which has
ever occurred in Brooklyn, Mr. Lewis was
very emphatic in giving the Executive
Committeemen to understand that the com
pany could not afford to treat its employes
more liberally than it had done last year,
and that any farther concessions were out
of the question.
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A CLERICAL SCANDAL.
Matt Ransom is very popular in North
Carolina, but he has "had three terms, and
ex-Minister to Brazil Jarvis is looking over
the field in his own interest. Ransom is
nervous, but not badly frightened, as he
hopes to pull through for a fourth time.
Kenna, of "West Virginia, the youngest
man in the Senate, is having the hardest
time of all. The Democrats have but one
majority in the Legislature, and it is a big
task to hold them all together for one man.
The Republicans are on hand also, inter
fering with all plans, hoping to slip one of
their own men in by means of an erring
sister or two among the Democrats. Be
tween his Democratic rivals and his Repub
lican enemies Kenna is kept very busy.
Most of the nominations will be made this
week, and the contests thus practically set
tled. The Senate to-day stands 37 Demo
crats, 38 Bepublicans and one so-called In
dependent, Mr. Riddleberger. After March
4 it will probably stand 37 Democrats and
39 Republicans, with Vice President Mor
ton, who can only vote when the Senate
would otherwise stand a tie. Should a Re
publican defeat Mr. Kenna in "West Vir
ginia, there would be but 36 Democrats in
the Senate and 40 Republicans.
A minister Charges Ills Wife With Polygamy
and Has Her Arrested.
SPECIAL TXLEQBAJI TO TBE DISPATCH. 1
LoweiyEj, Mass,, December 31. Asensa
ticnnl story of domestic trouble in high life
comes from BillerfSn, and church people
and town gossips are spreading the story
of a wife's disgrace as fast ess
their tongues can tell the tale. Tho first
public intimation of the trouble appeared
this morning, when Rev. John Haskell, the
well-known Congregational Minister of
Bille'iri, came into thi police station and
entered a complaint of polygamy against
his former wife, Mary Haskell, who re
ceived a bill of divorce from him last Sep
tember. The woman -was arrested by In
spector Hayes this morning.
Tho case is an interesting and mixed up
one. The woman married Haskell some
four or five years ago. Last September she
received a bill of divorce from him that
would have been all right had she not been
already married at the time the divorce was
granted. It seems that she was married to
James C. "Wilkinson in New York City on
February 7 of this year: and the divorce
was not granted until the following Septem
ber. A MEDICAL SENSATION.
lie Refuses to Dirnlgc Ilia Political Dickers
, in the East.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Indianapolis, December 31. Bussell
Harrison arrived here to-night safe and
sound after his adyentures among the poli
ticians, cattle company men and other sin
ful creatures of the East. He smiled bland
ly upon the reporters at the station when
some . one remarked that probably he was
full of news that he didn't propose to give
away. He replied: "Well, I don't pro
pose to give anything away. I won't say
anything about how full lam."
He said that he had heartily enjoyed the
courtesies he had received in the East, and
would jnst as leave as not make the visit ail
over again. He said that he had made no
engagements for Eastern politicians to visit
his father here, and that he knew of no
such visits being possible in the near fu
ture.
DYING EFFORT OP SLANDERERS.
Davllt so Denominates the Alleged Spilt Be
tween Himself and ParncIL
Lincoln, Neb., December 31. Hon.
Pat Egan, of this city, to-day received the
following cablegram, which emphatically
denies the published statement that a split
had occurred between Parnell and Davitt:
Dublin, December 31.
To 1 trick Egan, Lincoln, Xeb.:
The statement that the relations between
Parnell and myself are totally ruptured in con
sequence of O'Sbea's evidence, and that I am
likely at an eariy day to lead a revolt against
Parnell, is tbe djing effort of slanderers after a
year of lies. Michael Davitt.
Three Hundred Ont of Work.
Philadelphia, December 31. The
Livingston Cloth Mills Co., at Bristol, Pa.,
made an assignment to-day. The'mills are
ciosea ana 300 people thrown out of em-
-jioymeni.
N.0 CONDITIONS MADE.
The Hayticn Republic Surrendered With
out Any Concessions by Admiral Luce.
Washington, December 31. Secretary
"Whitney to-day received dispatches from
Admiral Luce, confirming the Associated
Press report of the surrender of the Haylien
Republic at the demand of the United
States, by General Legitime, the newly-
elected President ot Hayti. The dispatches
were immediately sent to Secretary Bayard,
who said this evening that it was" not
true, as stated by some of those on board
the Prinds Mauritz, that the Haytien Be
public had been given up on condition that
the case should be arbitrated by the repre
sentatives of the two Governments.
"Hayti," said the Secretary, "of course,
may come into our courts and seek damages
in the way of indemnity for the loss of the
vessel, but no conditions whatever were
made with Admiral Luce."
Mail advices have also been received from
Samoa in regard to the situation there, but
as the department closed early to-day on ac
count of the New Year festivities to-morrow
the letters remained unopened at the State
Department, and will- not be read
until Wednesday. In view of the
fact that the advices came by mail, and that
no telegram from San Francisco in regard
to them was received, it is believed that
thev do not contain anv information not
already unofficially knownj and that there
is nothing which calls for immediate action
by the Department.
An Infant Bitten by a Spitz Dog Dies of Hy
drophobia. tEFECIAL TELIQRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelpaia, December 31. A death
from hydrophobia at 4 years is unknown in
medical annals, yet one case came hera to
day. Albert Tamny, who is but an infant
in size and years, was badly- bitten by a
spitz dog on November 14. The wound
was not cauterized until five hours later.
On Friday the child complained of a pain
in the right side of the head where the
wound had perfectly healed, tbe mother
thought it was the ear ache. Dr. Nock was
called in next day and found the child
suffering from every symptom of rabbies. It
had convulsions at the sight of water,
frothed at the mouth, tossed its limbs,
emitted sharp moans not unlike barking
and finally bit itself on the wrist
Death occurred this morning after the
victim had been put under the influence of
chloroform when the spasms had become
more violent and continuous. The doctor
had been a hydrophobia skeptic, but is con
vinced now.
THEY SHOWED FIGHT.
Jersey City Follcemen Tacklo Two Tough
Customers One Escnpes.
"SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TEE DISPATCH.l
New York, December 31. Two Jersey
City policemen having been informed of a
burglary, tackled two suspicious men at the
ferry. Both parties proved desperate, and
there was a lively row. Officer Goesch had
his pistol snatched from his hands. He
downed his man and attempted to subdue
him by pounding his head on the cobble
stones. It was a dismal failure. The
burglar broke away and" ran.
Officer Hammond, in the meantime, had
pounded the head of his prisoner raw with a
club. The captive was stunned and turned
over to Goesch. The latter's man showed
himself to bfe too fleet for Hammond. Some
plunder was recovered. The man who was
locked up gave the name of E. Trott.
THEOLOGY IN FICTION.
Mrs. Ward'I Book Attacked and Defended
by Fulplt GInnts Tho Church Torn
Vti Over the Teachings
I of Robert Els.
I mere.
ISPECtAL'TELEOBAJI TO THE DISPATCH.l
SveacusS, December 31. "Robert Els-
mere" has siirred no community more deep
ly than it bis Syracuse. Educated people
were readint the book, much as they do
other worksTuntil Rev. S. R. Calthorp, D.
D., pastor tf the Unitarian Church an
nounced th it he would make the doctrine it
upheld thesubject of a series of three ser
mons. Thf last of these was delivered yes
terday before a congregation swelled to un
wonted proportions by accessions from the
Evt lgelical Churches of the city. Dr.
CalUiropwho is an English-born and Oxford-bred
man, studied originally tor the
mini try of the Church of England, but
-jail to tuicept its teachings, renounced it
and became a Unitarian.
His experience was wonderfully like that
of Robert Elsmere, and from that point of
view the real clergyman discussed his
brother l.i fiction. The commotion these
sermons were creating in orthodox circles
"aroused the Kt.Eev. T. D. Huntington,
Bishop of Central New York, who a week
ago entered the pulpit of St Paul's Cathe
dral here, on,d, without speaking Dr. Cal
thorps name, probed his theory and that of
Mrs. Ward's story and defended the tenets
of the church.
The conflict of Bishop Huntington, and
Dr. Calthorp is a battle of giants. The
Bishop, it will be recalled, was a convert
from the Unitarian Church to the Episco
pal Church, while Dr. Calthorp turned n
doctrinal somersault-in exactly the opposite
direction. It is an open secret that Dr.
Calthorp has won over two or three notable
converts on the basis of ".Robert Elsmere"
and that several local orthodox clergymen
are being pushed to the extent ot their
learning by communicants who prefer per
sonal consultation to pulpit eloquence in
the unsettled state of their minds.
One of the clergymen said to The Dis
PATCn correspondent to-day: "This book
is the most vexatious thing the Church has
encountered in a century. The blasphe
mies of Bobert Ingerso'H pale before the
sophistries, of 'Bobert Elsmere.'" Dr.
Calthrop is the successor of the late Samuel
J. May, the abolitionist, in the pulpit he
fills. He is an astronomer, geologist, and
linguistic scholar of profound accomplish
ments. TAKEN FROM THE STAGE.
HUSTLIKG f OR NATURAL GAS.
The Discovery on Long Island Cnuses a
Craze Everybody Prospecting.
'SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, December 31.A natural
gas fever has struck the village of New
town, L. I. Since George S. Jervis discov
ered gas in a gully on his farm, on the old
Court road, the "people of Newtown have
fonaken their usual occupations, and are
ncrr intently engaged in propecting for gas.
With a stick in one hand and a tumbler in
the other they wander about the marshes in
the rain and mud endeavoring to capture a
gas well. The gas found on Mr. Jervis'
premises has been traced to a small stream
kuown as Horse Brook, about CO feet from
where it was first discovered. It was found
to exist in greater quantities along the
stream.
This announcement gave the discovery a
big boom. Everybody "who owned property
along the stream began prospecting. They
all discovered gas in greater or Jess Qdui
titles. Mr. Jervis and" his lriends lnsut
inai me gas louna uytnem is tne same as
that which is fonnd in Pennsylvania, and
points to the nearness of iron and coal to
substantiate their assertion. "The Newtown
Natural Gas Company" has been formed,
with George S. Jervis as President, James
P. Bapeley, Secretary, and John Hegg,
Treasurer. They propose to try and locate
the main source ot the gas. Mr. Jervis has
already made preparations for sinking a
four-inch nipe on his property.
MAY BE SETTLED AT LAST.
COLORED CATHOLICS CONVENING.
An Important Meeting of tho Order of tbe
Holy Gbost in Washington.
rSPECIAL TELEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, December 3L Father P.
A. McDermott, Father "W. Healy and Mr.
D. S. Mahoney, representing the Order of
the Holy Ghost, arrived from Pitts
burg to-day, to attend the conven
tion of colored Catholics, which opens
in this city to-morrow. Father Healy
is a traveling missionary of the order, and
several interesting addresses are expected
from him on the subject of the work among
the colored people of foreign lands. .Father
McDermott will deliver a lecture on "Ven
erable Liberman, Founder of the Order of
tbe Holy Ghost and Benefactor of the
IN NEW Y0BK, NOW.
Alleged White Caps Trying to Reform the
Habits of Married Men.
rSPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Canajohabie, N. Y., December 31.
White Caps have appeared in Herkimer.
Letters for different townsmen have been
left outside the mail boxes in front of the
postoffice. The letters bear pictures of
skulls and cross-bones, and are signed: Peter
Gore, Commander; James Blood, Becorder.
They purport to come from the Herkimer
branch of the Supreme Council of "White
Caps. Some of the letters are signed by the
Commander in Chief. Whether for jokes or
not, the married men are remaining home
with their families.
A Dentist Induces His Runaway Wife to
Abandon a Histrionic Career.
ISFECIAL TELEOBA2I TO THE DISPATCH.
New York, December 31. Four years
ago, Dr. Arthur Lee, a' dentist of TTtica,
married Kitty Price, who had a local repu
tation as an amateur actress. Mrs. Lee
wanted to go upon the stage and Mr. Lee
did not want her to. On September 26
last she left her home without telling her
husband where she was going, and joined
the Kindergarten traveling company. Man
ager Lavine of the Albani Opera Company,
having offered her an engagement at$3oa
week. Dr.ee first learned of this through
anote that he received from his wife asking
him to secure her a number of costnmes for
her role. The note was dated Chicago, and
Dr. Lee got detectives to hunt for his wife
there, but they failed to find her. Then he
traced her from town to town along the cir
cuit until he reached this city, where he
lost track of her.
By. means of photographs she was recog
nized as one of the visitors at a theatrical
agency in Union Square. A comple of
weeks ago Dr. Lee contrived to meet her
and pursuaded her to quit the stage. The
re-union was celebrated by a little supper
at the Sturtevant House, and the couple re
turned to Utica.
Burlington ODlclnls and the Brotherhood
Committee Hold a Conference.
Chicago, December 31. A protracted
conference was held to-day between the
officials of the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy road and the Grievance Committee
of the Brotherhood of Locomotfve Engi
neers, with a view to the settlement of the
differences between the company and the
engineers. No conclusion was reached and
the conference was adjourned until to-morrow.
After the adjournment Mr. Wirt Dexter,
Solicitor for the road, said that the meeting
was only an informal 'one, apd that simply
a general talk was the result. He said,
however, that the committee would meet
officials again to-morrow, and it was almost
a certainty that the trouble would be
patched up.
in speaking of the strike to-day, a Texas
cugmeer saia; ine
and Rio Grande
Brotherhood has grown tired of supporting
the 'Q' strikers who are unable to obtain
work, and entered so stronga protest against
it that it was decided by tbe Brotherhood to
cut off all such allowances to-day, and this
'vould leave many of the men entirely with
out support. Over 50 per cent of the strikers
are still unemployed, and are, in fact, black
listed by all roads in sympathy with the
'Q.' It has already cost tne Brotherhood
$420,000 to support the strikers, and some
thing must be done, and that at once."
i pioymeni. J
'g,iMi'nmiturt itltiiifni ifrm .iif iMIiliif ttft4fctmit j&aJfo
A Significant Statement.
ISPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Cleveland, December 31. Democratic
Congressman Martin A. Taran, in replying
to a newspaper charge that he offered to sell
out to the Republican party, writes: "If
you had said that attempts were made to get
me to oppose Mr. Cleveland and induce me
tc support Mr. Harrison's candidacy I
could have aided you, not by mere idle,
slanderous gdssip, but by documentary evi
dence; which can be produced at any time."
A MISER'S WRETCHED END.
Ho Starved to Death Rather Thnn Spend a
Few Pennies for Food.
rSPXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCn.J
New Orleans, December 31. Philip
Kronungcr; aged 55, was found dead this
morning in a miserable and rickety hut on
Peters street, in this city. The coroner who
examined the body found it resting on a
plank, which constituted Kronnnger's bed.
The room was a mass of filth and dirt, and
the dead man attired in rags. An examina
tion proved that death had been caused by
general debility, brought about by want and
privation-tthat he had actually starved to
death.
On the person of the dead man, however,
was found a bank book showing that he bad
over $1,000 to his credit in the Germania
Savings Bank, but being a miser ot the very
worst kind, he had starved to death rather
thandrawouthis hoarded gains. He left
no will or relatives, and his money was
turned over to the State.
DIVISION OP PROFITS.
All the Employes of a Big Concera Become
Stockholders.
(SPECIAL TELEG1IAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New York, December 31. A year ago
the trustees of the Central Trust Company
adopted a resolution to the effect that
tlf the profits of the concern
reached a certain figure in the year
1888, $25,000 should be divided among the
employes of the company. That amount
was divided to-day, or nearly all of it. The
division was equal to 25 per cent of each
salary, and a balance of 2,000 was carried
forward and will be held as a special fund
for the relief of any of the clerks who may
need assistance on account of sickness or
other misfortunes.
In ace. .-dance with a system that the em
ployes of the company have practiced for
some time, nearly the entire amount dis- ,
tributed among them to-day was at once
invested in the stock of the concern. The
aggregate investments were 100 shares, mak
ing the total investment of the. employes,
other than the officers, 170 shares of the
present market value of 102,000. All of 27
clerks, with the exception ot two, are now
stockholders in the company. Their interest
in the concern is such that none of them is
under bonds for the proper performance of
his duties.
A PAETIALJICTOEI.
The Master la the Injunction Case Rules
That the Evidence Is With the
Anarchists A Question of
Law, Not of Fact.
Chicago, December 31 The Master in
Chancery, Thomas G. Windes, made his
report to-day on the application of the
Arbeiter Bund for an injunction restraining
the city police from preventing Anarchistic
meetings. The report reviews both the facts
and the law at length, and shows that the
Master made a thorough examination of the
legal authorities.
Master Windes finds no precedent for in
terference by injunction with official con
duct unless property rights are involved.
The facts in this case he suggests are suf
ficient to justify a chancellor in making a
precedent He declines to recommend an
injunction, however, as he does not deem It
within the province of a Master to recom
mend injunctions save where it is established
jsle3ri5Jw-trecedinl.lJi!il th Knnll ;.,..
and contents himself trugyssvtDgTnasxui J
As to the facts, he finds that the com
plainants have a constitutional right to
meet; that there Is no testimony beyond the
mere belief of Chief Hubbard and Inspector
Bonfield that the complainants desire to
overthrow the laws of the State and nation.
The affidavits of the complainants and 11
other citizens, no one of whom has ever been
accused of crime, say that the purposes of
the Arbeiter Bund are lawful and proper.
This testimony has not been met by the de
fendants, and the Master, therefore, de
clares the meetings proposed to be hed by
the Arbeiter Bund are lawful, and are not
subject to police interference.
The Master denies that to restrain the
police from permitting the Arbeiter Bund
meetings would be an interference with their
discretion. And on that subject he says:
"Counsel for defendants insisted on argu
ment that an injunction in tnis case, if
issued, would be an interference with the
discretion of the chief executive officers of
the law and conservators of the peace by the
judiciary, which is unwarranted. The posi
tion that an injunction should not interfere
with the official discretion of the executive
officers of the law is, in my opinion, a sound
one, bnt not applicable to this case. The
Mayor and Chief of Police have no dis
cretionary power given them by law to
prevent the peaceable assembly of citizens."
The attorney for the Arbeiter Bund con
siders the report of the Master a partial
victory only. Ha said: "The facts are in
our iayor, out tne wnoie attair narrows
down to a question of law, and not of facts."
Chief of Police Hubbard said: "When
the speakers at the meetings of the Anarch
ists say that the streets have got to flow
with blood before they can .get their rights,
it is plain the gatherings are not for any
good purpose. At any meeting where the
law is openly defied we shall see that it is
suppressed."
The lively interest evinced in ihe practi
cal workings of the new city charter is at
last to be satisfied to a certain extent, and
gentlemen interested will be able to maks
comparisons and show to a dollar jnst how
much more the city government for 1883
cost than for 1887, and they will have ample
opportunity to bewail the estimate for thi
beautiful new year of 1889.
This much, however, should
gotten, a borough costs more t
ship, and the proper regnlatioi
costs more than that of a tow
budding, blossoming and i
Pittsburg for the year 1889, A.
mand more expenditures than
former years. The greater th
more the expenditures, the gre
the more the cost. There are
sides to a qnestion, and follow!
In accordance with the new
chiefs of the departments transi
Mayor a report of their receipts
itnres for 1888; also an estimat
penses for the year to come.
cover but ten months and no i
tions are made, as the annual
February will cover this groun
For some reason, Chief Ellii
partment of Charities, refused t
of his report, and Mayor McCal
fused to do sc. Following, hon
two most interesting reports to
reader.
chief brown's riou
The first is from Chief J. 0. 1
Department of Publio Safet
dressed to Mayor "William McC
I herewith submit to you recelj -ditures
of tbe Department of 1
for ten months, to-wlt: from Fe
November SO, inclusive: also an
estimate of tbe amount of mon
the Department of Public Safety
1SS9.
I have tho honor to report th ,
appropriations for the Departn ,
Safety will meet the expenditure
rent year in full, and there w.
flcleney of any character to prov
propriatlons for next year.
Very respectfully, J. C
Chief of the Department of Pt
T.CE3rrnr-et, 13Ci- -II
Approximate estimates for the
Pablle Safety for the year 1S33:
Department of Public Safety, gner
liurean of Jflre
Bnrcau of Police
Bureau of Electricity
Bureau of Health
Bureau of Building Inspection
Bureau of Plumbing and Gas Flttla
Total
The above shows a decrease (
estimate of running of the geaer.
Department of Public Safety, an
in the Bureau of Health,
in the Bureau of Healtt
sitated by the fact tha
year's appropriation no ami
eluded for vaccinations, nor for t
tbe garbage furnace, by reason c
these important matters were
neglected.
The estimates in the other b
same as in the appropriation of 1
StTMMABT or EXPESDITCB
GZXXUAL OFIICI.
I t
Salaries
Office furnishing.
Telephone service
Miscellaneous supplies
Miscellaneous expenses.
MAD ENOUGH TO FIGHT.
THAT CRUEL-HOAX.
The Mexico Joker May Get lata Serious
Troable OvorHii Fan.
City op Mexico, December 31. Presi
dent Diaz, Secretary of the Interior,Bomero
Rubio, and Secretary of Finance Dublan,
expressed great indignation when informed
of the circulation in the United States of a
rumor tljat an uprising had taken place in
this citf. They say that peace was never
on a firmer basis than at present.
President Diaz has expressed a resolution
to punish the author of the hoax if he can
be discovered.
Parson Down Demands a Prompt Apology
From a Brother Minister.
(SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Boston, December 31. Parson Downs is
again posing as a martyr before tbe good
people of Boston. Ever since his trial the
ministers of other churches have turned the
cold shoulder to him, and have withheld
from him the fellowship which bound the
others so closely. He has conducted serv
ices in Bumstead Hall each buuday, but
there has been no pleasant relations be
tween him and the other ministers in the
city. This has nettled him not a little, but
he has held his peace.
Now, however, he is as mad as a March
hare because a minister in whose church he
spoke while conducting a funeral service,
published a card apologizing therefor. That
was the last straw, and now Parson Downs
rises in his wrath and demands from Parson
Gilford, the offending minister, a personal
apology for the iusnlt. Parson Gifford de
clines to apologize, and the public is await
ing the next chapter.
bureau or nm.
Salaries S137
Hose I
Lost time..... ....... ........
eed ........ ......................
Apparatus repairs 1
Horses. ... ....... I
Hose carriages 5
Mew itable .
Fuel
Harness ........................... i
House expense
House supplies 1
House repairs and improve
ments (
Miscellaneous supplies
Miscellaneous expenses 1
Insurance of employes -
BUEEAO OT rOLXCT
PS-
Salaries.
Harness
Horsas ....
Horse feed 1
Care and treatment of horses..
Rent of patrol service stables..
House repairs and Imp
meats -
Police station furnishing
House supplies
.Miscellaneous supplies...
Miscellaneous expenses..
Care of prisoners and V
.persons
Pursuing criminals
Office furnishing
Office expeiiics
Soap, sponges and stabl,
slls
Patrol wacons
Patrol wajton repairs.
Horse shoeing
Horse blankets
Sawdust.....
Beet of Central police station..
FonrtcAith -vara collce station
lot , S,CCCM
Seventeenthwsrdpollcestatlon l.SCCO
Nineteenth ward police station SOS 00
Meats and transportation for-'
lshed prisoners L069 0I
Telephone service 897 00
Lost time 337 SO
special fund vx n
J!
X4aj .
187 S i -- vjT
148 30, wi w
j.iaoo --n-S
IT NEVER TOUCHED HER.
A Woman Falls From a Four-btory House
tap and Is Merely Sobered.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
New York, December 31. Mrs. Cath
erine McGuire got drunk last night She
sat down on the roof of the four-story tene
ment house in which she lives, to cool off.
She threw a brick at Mr. McGuire when he
asked her to come to bed, and. smashed sev
eral windows with tiles which she tore from
the roof.
Then she fell asleep and tumbled off. She
struck the enrb. Half an hour later she
was picked up sober, and carried to a hos
pital. She called ail the doctors names and
wanted to walk home. She had suffered
only two or three bruises.
December Decrease of the Debt.
"Washington, December 3L It is esti
mated at the Treasury Department that there
has been a decrease of $15,000,000 in the
public debt during the month of December.
bceeau or xLxcTBicrrr,
Salaries f 10, US 63
(jame-rell patrol boxes 7,481 33
Klre alarm boxes 3,5.53 21
Replacing fire alarm boxes J, 600 CO
Fire alarm and patrol box keys 210 09
Construction, extension and re
palling of Hues 867 "3
Police station electric supplies. 183 17
Batteries maintenance 241 41
Mine 7,599 72
Chemicals 301 S3
Miscellaneous supplies 147 IS
Miscellaneous expense. ....... IS SO
Telephone service ....... 2,130 00
Office expense S3 Si
Insurance of emDloves zoom
Harness snd repairs 11335
tar.oat?
BUTtEAU Or HEALTH.
Salaries 14,432 44
Office rent 600 00
Office furnishing... 600 00
Office expense 11773
stationary ana pspyrograpnic
material
Vaccine virus... fT......
Vaccinations
Removing dead animals
Telephone service
Traveling expense .
Livery. ....
Signboards
Health publications t...
Miscellaneous supplies and ex-nense.
Garbage furnace. J.24Q jg
Hospital. 84 M
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A 1M
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214 50
2,250 00
2J4 00
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2000
3 00
724
23 89
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Salaries 2,fe7Sfj '. ikjSgsSi
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