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be left at main office till midnight
or at branch offices till 9P.M,
Irish Tenants Fight Gallantly
and Desperately in Defense
of Hearth -and Home.
A Priest Interposes and the Garrison
Quietly Surrenders.
Iriih Evictions on the Olplicrt Estates
Peasant Break Down Bridges A Des
perate Resistance The Troops Unwill
ing to Fire Tho Defenders Taken to
Prison A LoTcrs' Qnnrrel Itetvreen tlie
Duke and Duchess of Marlboroneh Set
tled Gladstone Denies That lie Sng
sested Arbitration on theTo.ca Position
Large Secessions Trom tho Liberal
Irish troops and constabulary have again
commenced eviction proceedings. Patrick
O'Donncll, a blacksmith at Falcarragh, de
fended his home gallantly, bnt -was finally
forced to surrender. The Duke and Duchess
fit Marlborough have kissed and made up
and now coo to each other as sweetly as
doves. Gladstone is in trouble over his
suggestion to submit the Pope's position to
international arbitration, and at the same
time large secessions are taking place in
the Liberal Club. The other foreign news
is especially interesting.
London, Januarys. Copyright. The
eviction campaign on the Olphert estates in
Falcarragh county, Donegal, commenced
this afternoon. Operations had been de
layed by the action of the peasants in
breaking down the bridges and in other
ways impeding the march of the troops and
police, 20 strong.forming the evicting army.
The poor fellows worked hard and 2eal
ously, but the resources of the crowd finally
failed and the forces reached the doomed
district exasperated by the delays and the
hardships and only too ready to take ven
geance on the people. They did not do
much harm to-day,butit is doubtful whether
the work will be completed without blood
shed. An attack was made to-day on the house
of Patrick O'Donncll, blacksmith. Patrick
kept the evictors so busy all day that the
evictors were unable to move against any of
the other tenants. The house had been
prepared in the most ingenious fashion for
a defense.
A Gallant Defense.
The doorways and lower windows had
been built up and loopholes made on their
sides. The ga rison, consisting often sturdy
peasants, was provided with provisions for
a week and with heaps of stones, pitchforks
and similar weapons. A big crowd of
peasants had assembled to see the fun, and
among the spectators were Fathers McFad
den and Stephens, both of whom have re
cently suffered imprisonment for the cause.
Amid a roar ofrdefiance from the specta
tors and garrison the bailifis and police
commenced operations. The toldiers and
part of the police surrounding the house,
with fixed bayonets, then attempted to
make a hole in the gable, bnt the be
siegers were soon beaten back, many with
broken heads, and for fully an hour the de
fenders kept up the fierce fnsilade of stones,
slates and other missiles, the spectators all
the while cheering frantically.
The Police Repulsed.
The police and bailiffs returned the vol
leys ot stones, and some of the former
more than once were prevented from firing
their rifles only by the orders of the magis
trates. The bailifis resorted to various ex
pedients to escape the fnsilade. A cart
was pushed against the house, but was
quickly rendered untenable, and shields
were improvised out of mattresses nailed to
poles. At length the magistrate ordered
the police to take the house by assault.
Sergeant McComb gallantly led the for
lorn hope and mounted a ladder leading to
a front window. He was thrust back with
pitchforks, received some wounds in the
face and legs and was finally dashed to the
ground bra well directed stone. This was
too much for the magistrate. The sacred
blood of a policeman had been shed. The
riot act was read in a twinkle and the troops
ordered to fire.
An Honorable Surrender.
The soldiers did not relish the order.
Many of them had with difficulty repressed
thePlnclination to cheer the gallant Utile
band, "lighting for hearths and home.
They therefore loaded very slowly and the
pause was taken advantage of by Father
Stephens to advise the defenders that, hav
ing vindicated their manhood and given
the greatest amount of trouble to the evic
tors, they mignt now very well yield to a
superior force. The priest's advice was
taken without question and Patrick O'Don
nell and his friends descended by means of
a ladder and surrendered themselves amid
the enthusiastic cheers of the onlookers.
They will, of course, be sent to prison,
but they have the comfort of knowing that
if the evictions proceed as to-day, at rate
of one daily, it will take months to com
plete their work, and long before then
public-opinion in England will compel the
Government to withdraw the forces of the
Crown from assisting in the scandalous
work of collecting impossible rents for un
just and tyrannical landlords.
To Naples Most Enthusiastic, nndllisScr.
rices Recognized.
Naples, January 2. A reception was
given to Mr. Gladstone at the Municipal
Palace to-day. All the members of the
Council were present to greet the great
English statesman, who, upon his ar
rival at the Palace, was received with milU
tary honors. The syndic, on behalf of the
city, welcomed Mr. Gladstone and thanked
him for his past services to Italy and cs-
peciallyto Naples. Mr. Gladstone, who
was deeply moved, made a brief response.
His remarks were enthusiastically applauded.
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The Duko and Duchess of Marlborough bet
tie Their Quarrel His Grace Not a
Skinflint War With tho Rector A f
Yankee Reporter Causes Trouble.
Losdox, January 2. (Copyright) A
month or so ago there was a squabble be
tween the Duke and Duchess of Marl
borough, caused by a visit from Lady Colin
Campbell, but it was nothing more serious
than a lover's quarrel. The Duchess
thought the Duke was a trifle too attentive
to his fair visitor, and Her Grace became
jealous, and sulked in orthodox fashion.
The behavior of the Dukeand Lady Colin
was quite proper and above board. Lady
Fannie Majoribanks, the Duke's married
sister, and the only one of the family whom
he respects or fears, went down to Blenheim,
and there was no difficulty in effecting a re
conciliation. The Duchess simultaneously
recovered her usual health. She does not
look very robust now, bnt she drives about
"Woodstock buying things, and was at the
grand ball last week. The town people like
her, and they say the Duke has become quite
an attentive husband.
Blenheim Palace is just now full of the
noble members and connections of the great
Marlborough family. There is lots of fun
going on, shooting parties every day and
frequent balls and other gayeties. It must
not be supposed that the Duke is at all un
popular in the district. The trades people
don't worrv about his morals, for he has
spent very large sums of money among them
in modernizing Blenheim. It is estimated
that each tradesman has made 500 out of
the Duke within the past 12 months.
It is still war to the knife between the
Rector of Woodstock and the Duke. The
Rector, from his drawing room window, has
a fine view of Blenheim park, the entrance
to which is only a few feet away. The Duke
swears that the reverend gentleman shall
not enjoy the prospect longer than can be
helped, and His Grace has just arranged to
make a plantation of tall fir trees right up
against the parson's window. When these
have grown to a fair size, not only will the .
Rector's view be stopped, but his drawing
room will have to be lighted artificially at
all times of the day.
The Mayor of Woodstock complains of
the conduct of an American reporter who
interviewed him some weeks ago, and, in
print, put into his worship's mouth words
he never uttered. The Duke read the re
port indignantly, remonstrated with the
Mayor, declined to listen to his explanations
and has ceased to invite him to tne ducal
shooting parties. The Mayor would like
the reporter to call upon him again.
Tho Former's Denies TbatHe Suggested In
ternational Arbitration.
London, January 2. Mr. Gladstone's
telegram disclaiming the accuracy of the
translation of his letter suggesting that the
position of the Pope be made the subject of
international arbitration has led to cor
respondence on the subject, which will ap
pear in the Tablet to-morrow. Mr. Cox,
the editor of the Tablet, says that the letter
from Mr. Gladstone clearly refers to the
present position of the Pope, and he places
side by side Mr. Gladstone's letter in
Italian, and the translation in English,
proving the accuracy of the translation
which Mr. Gladstone declared untrust
worthy. Mr. Gladstone's words in writing
to the'Marquis De Biso are as follows:
"1 consider the question of the Pope's posl
sition of such Importance as to merit the in
tervention of an international arbitration. I
boast that I was the promoter of the Interna
tional arbitration in connection with the Ala
bama question. By such a method it would) be
possible to unlock the difficulty relating to the
Vatican." - ( .
1 The Pall Hall Gazette npuolds the accu
racy of the translation, and asks Mr Glad
stone to explain what he means if he does
not mean international, arbitration on the
Pope's position.
Be Speaks of the Home Leaders Ttcing
Protestants nnd Will Visit tho Pope.
Eojie, January 2. The Btforma pub
lishes an interview with 3Ir. Gladstone.
Mr. Gladstone repudiated the idea that Ire
laud under home rule would become a mere
papal instrument. In support of his belief
Mr. Gladstone instanced the fact that the
Irish had chosen Protestants as their politi
cal leaders, beginning with Mr. Parnell.
In regard to the Papal question his views
had not changed. He considered the pos
session of temporal power by the Pope as in
compatible with the unity and liberty of
Italy. But the person of the Pope was very
near his heait, and he desired to see him
snrrounded with all the respect which pres
tige guarantees for his authority. In pass
ing through Borne he should call at the
Vatican, simply as an act of politeness, and
with no other intention.'
He Attempts (o Send His Women to a Flnce
of Safety, But Fails.
Suakim, January 2. A parade was held
here to-day by the Egyptian officers who
had been especially commended by the Khe
dive for the bravery displayed by them in
the recent battle. General Grenfell made
an address and afterward presented the men
with gratuities. The General will soon re
turn to Cairo.
A deserter from the rebels says that Osman
Digna tried to send the members of his
harem to Suakim, apparently fearing trouble
with the dervishes, and that Arab scouts
stopped the women and sent them back to
Handoub. The dervishes, the deserter
says, have become suspicions.
Many members Dislike the One-Man Idea
and Leave the Organization.
London, January 2. The National
Liberal Club, at a meeting to-night, elected
215 town members and 114 couniry mem
bers. Six hundred and seventy-five mem
bers have resigned from the club. At the
meeting to-night several Liberal speakers
warned the Gladstomans that unless the
club became a real Liberal organization in
stead of being associated with the name of a
single leader, its influence would be lost.
The Gladstonians say that notwithstand
ing the large number of secessions from the
club the new subscriptions amount to
Dlnrdcred for Renting a Farm.
Dublin, January 2. A farmer named
Brown, who had taken a farm from which
the tenants had been evicted, became in
volved in a dispute with four men concern
ing his occupancy of the farm, and was set
upon by them and brutally murdered. The
killing" took place on tne highway near
Ballinasloe. The police have made one
England Will Object.
Constantinople, January 2. The
Porte has ordered the sale of the Haidar
Pasha Ismid Bailroad to German specula
tors, although the British and other Euro
pean builders of the line are still unpaid.
It is expected that the English Government
will protest against the sale.
Another Corner Collapsed.
London, January 2. The Gironiclc't
Vienna correspondent says: The Hungarian
maize ring syndicate has collapsed, having
lost 3,000,000 florins. Maize can be bought
for half what the syndicate paid.
A Murdcrcss'Wlio Would Sooner bo Hanged
Than Declared Insane She Fats
a Temporary Stop to Conn
Proceedings A Legal
Philadelphia, January 2. Mrs. Har
riet Burrow, who is charged with the mur
der of her husband, William Burrow, by
disemboweling him -with a razor in August
last, prefers the gallows to the insane
asylum. She claims that she is not insane
and has revoked the authority of Mrs. Car
rie B. Kilgore, the only woman lawyer
practicing at the Philadelphia bar, to act as
her attorney, on the ground that she would
present no defense except the plea of in
sanity. The case was fixed for trial in the new
Court House to-day, and Mrs. Burrow was
brought up from the county prison and
civen a seat in front of the dock. Mrs.
Kilcore then stated to the Court that she
had been engaged as counsel to defend the
woman, and had subpoenaed witnesses and
made every preparation for trial, bnt that
on Friday last her authority to act in that
capacity was revoked. She had nothing
more to do but state the fact to the Court,
as the prisoner had no counsel it became
necessary for someone to move for a con
tinuance, and Assistant District Attor
ney Kinsey requested Mrs. Kilgore to do so,
The woman lawyer consulted, with the
prisoner for a few moments and made the
application for a postponementuntil further
notice, which was granted by Judge Fell.
Mrs. Kilgore explained that the revokine
of her authority was because she had de
termined to urge the plea of insanity and
the prisoner preferred death to acquittal on
the ground of insanity.
James McMillan, of Detroit, Mich., Re
cclves the Republican Nomination.
Lansing, Mich., January 2. The
Michigan Legislature convened to-day, and
this evening a Bepublican caucus was held
for the purpose of nominating a successor to
T. W. Palmer, who declines to be a candi
date for re-election to the United States
Senate. The man who was nomi
nated by acclamation is James McMillan,
like Mr. Palmer, a citizen of Detroit. He
is one of the wealthiest men in the State,
and for many years past has been on the top
wave of popularity with all classes of 'Wol
verine citizens. Mr. McMillan has never
before held a public office, although he has
been one of the prominent members of the
Bepublican party in Michigan for years.
He has given liberally ot his time and
money to frequent campaigns, and as Chair
man of the State Central Committee he has
placed the party under deep obligations to
him. '
Mr. McMillan is a Scotchman, his parents
having come to Cauada in 1834. The future
Senator was born in Hamilton, Out., and
received a common school educatiou and a
partial college preparation there, removing
when a young man to Detroit. After a
short term of service in the hardware busi
ness, he became the purchasing agent of the
Detroit. Grand Haven and Milwaukee Bail
road. In 1863 he was the leading spirit in
the organization of the Michigan Car Com
pany. Out ot this grew the Detroit Car
Wheel Company; the Baugh Steam Forge
Company, and the Detroit Iron Furnace
Company. Sir. McMillan is now President
of all these companies, and the largest owner
iU CltU Ul UJ JJ.
Snprcuie Jnjges of Indlnna, Will Not Take
Wir Seats Until Monday.
Indianapolis, January 2. Indiana's
newly-elected Supreme Court Judges are
confronted in the beginning of their judi
cial supremacy with a little matter of
doubtful law of personal concern to them.
When their commissions were prepared by
Secretary of State Griffin, January 1 was
made the date for the beginning of the offi
cial terms, but Governor Grav refused to
sign them because they were not in accord
ance with the law as he construed it He
directed that the commission should be
changed so as to make the term begin on the
first Monday in January.
The Judges, whose terms are about to ex
pire, were given commissions dating from
January 1, which was the first Monday of
the month, and as this would give them
seven days over six years, if their successors
should nof enter upon their duties until
next Monday, it seemed that there was
something wrong.
The Judges are confident that the statute
is unconstitutional, but as they dislike to
make trouble over itfor the purpose of en
tering upon their official duties i few days
before the Governor is willing that they
should, they have accepted their commis
sions in the changed form, hut they quali
fied for office to-day.
Refuses to Eat While Confined in a Criminal
Lunatic Asylum.
Aubtjen, N. Y., January 2. "William L.
Palmer, who has been an inmate of the
Criminal Insane Asylum, of this city, for
about eight years, was released to-day and
taken.to a private insane asylum at Middle
town, IT. Y. About eight years ago he shot
a police officer in the Metropolitan Hotel,
Kew York City, while the officer was trying
to arrest him. He had been subject to in
sanity, and on this occasion was taken with
one of bis spells, and became so violent that
his arrest was ordered. As the officer entered
his room Palmer shot him dead.
It is understood that he has high social
connections in the metropolis. Two broth
ers, Charles P. and A. D. Williams.of New
York, intimate friends of Palmer, came to
this city with orders for his release from
the courts, and he was taken away on a
"special palace car. Palmer's only food for
two years was what has been forced down
his throat through a tube. He said that if
he could be taken to a private asylum he
would eat. The asylum officials refused to
talk on the subject when interviewed.
A Midnight Fire Does Extensive Damage at
the Queen City.
Cincinnati, January 2. The factory of
the Eoyer Wheel Company, manufacturers
of carriages and wagon wheels, took fire at
midnight and called out the entira fire de
partment. The factory is an old established
concern, and its stock, 'material and ma
chinery are worth 5200,000.
The fire now seems to be under control,
but the damage and loss will foot up not
less than $100,000 to $120,000. One man
was prostrated by the heat. The factory is
well insured in famous companies.
A Contractor Polling Up n Government
Building Goes to the Wall.
Laceosse, Wis, January 2. B. L. Rey
nolds, the largest contractor in this city,
assigned to-day to S. B. Oatman. His lia
bilities are believed to be from 530,000 tp
$35,000, while the assets are only about half
that amount. He is the contractor on the
Government buildjng costing 100,000. The
sub-contractors on this are behind (15,000.
The Government is amply protected, as the
estimates have not been overdrawn.
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Tho Bones of Christopher Colnmbns
Bid for by an American Consul,
The Dominican. Government to Get 50 Per
Cent of the Receipts.
The Scandal EesnlU In ths Summary Kemoral of
Consnl Astwood.
The' cheekiest man on earth has been dis
covered. Consul Astwood, the United
States representative to San Domingo, made
a proposition to the anthorities there for a
four years lease of the bones, of Christopher
Columbus for museum purposes. He made
a flattering offer to the Dominican authori
ties, which was at once refused, and he was
soon after recalled .to "Washington. If the
great discoverer has anything to regret it
must be that he did not discover Astwood..
New York, January 2. The American
public occasionally gets news of the doings
of its own Government by very roundabout
ways. This time the information comes
from San Domingo. It is a month since the
news was received there. It gets here by
the steamer George "W. Clyde, and is to the
effect that H. C. Astwood, Consul General
at San Domingo, has -been removed. Ho
cause for the removal is mentioned in the
Government reports to the representative of
San Domingo in this city. The trouble,
however, lay inran exploit of Consul Ast
wood some months ago.
A man named H. M. Linell arrived in
San Domingo and made inquiries about the
burial place of Christopher Columbus. He
introduced himself to the prominent people
of the Bepnblic as a man of wealth, and
represented that his interest in the remains
of the immortal discoverer of this continent
was purely historical. He made himself
solid with Consul Astwood, and finally pro
posed a scheme to the Consul which resulted
in the sending of this letter:
To Scnor Flguero, Minister of the Interior In San
Youe Excellency Mr. H. M. Linell, a
citizen of the United Stites of America, has
requested me, in my capacity as United States
Consul, to ask the Dominican Government
whether the bones of the Immortal Christopher
Columbus, tho discoverer of America, and a
permit for the exhibition of them could be ob
tained from the Government.
The interest which the people in America
take in their history is so intense that the pres
ence of Columbus' remains in tho larger cities
would create enough curiosity to swell the re
ceipts of the treasury of the Dominion Repub
lic to a degree unprecedented in its history.
Mr. Linell begs to submit the following offer:
He guarantees to defray all the expenses, for
the transportation of the bones, a guard' of
eight soldiers, and four priests.
He guarantees to defray all the expenses
which should arise during the tour of these
persons in the United States, and also their sal
aries. He guarantees to remit 60 per cent of the
net receipts to the Dominican Government in
quarterly payments land guarantees tbatUuy
afould not amount to less than $200,000 a year.
He guarantees the safe return of the bones
after a time of not less than four years.
Mr. Xlnell desires that the chnrch and Gov
ernment authorities state publicly that these
are the genuine bones of Columbus, and that
exhibition of them shall be permitted for this
trip only. ' J
In submitting this offer to Yonr Excellency I
want to direct Your Excellency's attention to
the importance of this offer and its urgency.
Yours respectfully.
H. C. Astwood, United States Consul.
Senor Figuero couiteously declined the
proposition. It was done in"the formal lan
guage of diplomacy and conveyed no re
proach. The Dominican public and news
papers were not so considerate. They de
clared that the proposition to make the
bones of Columbus a public exhibition for
private gain was disgraceful. If made by
private persons it might be overlpoked, but
Mhen presented officially by the representa
tive of a Government of a country like the
United States, it was outrageous. Press and
public called for the removalof Consul Ast
wood, and in no mild language either. It
was openly declared that the position of the
United States was a public scandal.
The news of the removal of Consul Ast
wood by the "Washington anthorities is re
garded by Dominican authorities here as the
result of this affair. It is regarded favor
ably, too, and in fact, is the only action that
the American Government conld take.
A Falling Off in Freight) but nn Increase In
Passengers to Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, January 2. The busi
ness transacted by the 15 Indianapolis rail
roads in 1888, as given by official statements,
shows a marked falling off in through traf
fic. A total of 818,873 loaded cars were
handled, as compared with 874,812 in 1887,
a decrease of 55,939. The total movement,
including empty cars, is put at 1,057,853.
Local traffic averaged about the same as in
the past two or three years.
The Belt road, which encircles the city,
transferred to other lines 600,130 cars against
588,830 in 1887, and delivered to manufac
tories on'its numerous switches 58,818 cars.
Its engines handled 40,110 carloads of live
stock against 47,438 in 1887, showing a
marked decadence in business at the stock
IheVnost notabte feature about 'the rail
road exhibit is the increase in passenger
traffic. In 1888 40,890 trains arrived at the
station, brineing in 309,410 coaches, while
In 1887 the number, of trains arriving was
39,598, with 296,433 coaches. The numerous
pilgrims to -the shrine of Harrison during
the campaign is attributed as cause oi the
latter exhibit. .
A Minister Fails to Appenr nt His Chnrch
and Is Found Dcnd.
Wheeling, January 2. Eev. Dr. H.
H. Morrell, rector of St. Luke's Protestant
Episcopal Church was found in his room on
Tenth street, at 9 o'clock this evening dead.
The cause was evidently apoplexy. He
was to have lectured in his church to-night
but failed to appear.
Members of the congregation went to his
room and found his body. He was 60 years
old, and came here three months ago from
Owenboro, Ky.
An Army of Offlclnl Deadheads.
Lansing, Mich., January 2. The
Common Council has adopted a resolution
ordering theatrical companies visiting ihe
oity to furnish every city official, from
jnayor to scavenger, a tree pass.
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Smallpox In a Prison Convicts Who Should
be Free Quarantined A Revolt
Threatened-No Officers to
Kulo tho Angry Mob.
Sybacuse, January 2. Onondago Coun
ty Penitentiary is under quarantine on ac
count of the smallpox, which broke out in
the prison ten days ago. For a week past
all prisoners whose terms have expired have
been detained under the health regulations,
least they communicate the disease to the
outside world. The institution is also with
out a head, because the Superintendent,
whose term expired with December 31, made
haste to'leave the place as soon as his offi
cial term ended. The newly-appointed Su
perintendent, Wallace A. Noble, or this
city, and his deputy, refuse to euteron a
performance of their duties if they are to be
made prisoners as well as the .criminals.
The penitentiary is therefore in charge of
the'kecpers, who are not cer anxious to re
main under the circumstances, and are said
to be exceedingly lax in discipline.
The prisoners detained over their terms
have threatened to revolt unless released
from the pexilv which they say their keep
ing throws in their way. The police have
been ordered to hold themselves in readi
ness to assist the penitentiary keepers in
case of an outbreak. As there is no work
in the penitentiary, the contract in the bolt
shop being suspended because the instruc
tors will not exposcthemtelves, the prison
ers have opportunities to mingle in the cor
ridors for exercise, and it is seriously feared
a plot may be hatched for jail delivery.
The mortal dread ot the keepers and the
absence of a superintendent are evidently
being considered by the detained prisoners
as offering a favorable opportunity.
The Murderer's Wife Planned tho Killing of
Anton Schilling An Interesting Sc
an cl to tho Fnlrmonnt Park
Mystery The Daugh
ter's Confession.
Philadelphia, January 2. Susan
Schoop, the daughter of the murderer of
Anton Schilling, was brought face to face
with her father at the Central police station
to-day, and made an affidavit to Magistrate
Pole in which she implicates her stepmother
as an accessory to the crime. Tne
substance of her statement is that she
was brought to this, country by her father
with Anton Schilling's money, and that after
arriving here her stepmother told her it had
been planned previous to her arrival that
she should marry Schilling to get his money.
This she refused to do.
She was then ordered to put poison in
Schilling's soup, which, she made believe to
do. The stepmother thought it queer that
the dose was having no effect, and made her
father procure laudanum and give a dose of
it to the intended victim in his coffee.
That night a rope was .procured,
and it was arranged to tie it
around Schilling's neck, strangle him,
then hang him to the fence in the back
yard, and declare he had committed suieide.
Theycould not do this, owing to Schilling's
remaining awake all night from the effect
of the drug. Mrs. Schoop begged her hus
band during the night to knock him on the
head, saying: "God has sent us theman,and
we must have hbj gold."
After that the girl left the house and1 went
to work outside. On Friday, December 28.
she returned to her father's house and asked
where Schilling was. Her stepmother told
her that he had gone to the country, andsho
was glad of it. jrhe girl's affidavit was read
UlherfatLer, .and when, iiwsfi finlh;; he"
admitted that if it had nofbeen for his irife
Schilling would be alive to-day.
The Well-Known Coney Island llotelltceper
Dies In a Lunatic Asylum of Paresis.
New Yoek, January 2. Paul Bauer,
the well-known Coney Island hotelkeeper,
died this morning of paresis in Blooming
dale Asylum, aged 42. He showed evi
dences of mental derangement nearly a year
ago, but it was not until June that he was
sent to the asylum, and Supervisor John
Y. McKane, who had for some time been
acting as his agent with a power of attorney,
appointed to look after his property. He
labored under the delusion that he was ten
times a millionaire, and used to draw checks
for great sums of mOney. He became a
complete physical as well as mentral wreck,
and during his stay jn Bloomingdale wasted
almost to a shadow.
He was born in Bavaria, and came to this
country when a boy. At first he was a
waiter. Twenty years ago he became the
proprietor of a concert hall in the Bowery,
in which he made a great deal of money.
Ten veais aro he established the Atlnntii.
Garden on Coney Island, which is now
known as the "West Brighton Beach Hotel.
He was sent to the penitentiary once for
violating the excise law, but only stayed a
short time.
Pronounced to be a Striking LU.oncss Did
Ho Chew?
"Washington, January 2. Senators
Sherman and Morrill, who were cotempo
raries of Lewis Cass, visited Statuary Hall
wih Senator Palmer to-day to examine
French's statue of the Michigan statesman
which has just been placed tiiere. They
were much pleased with it as a work of art
and as giving a striking likeness of Cass as
he was when in public life.
A noticeable point in the face of the subject
is a protuberance ot the lower lip, liich it
hai been stated by the artist and others, was
caused by theconstautuse ofa quid of tobacco
between the "teeth and the lip. The three
Senators denied emphatically to-day that
General Cass ever used tobacco, but admit
that he was in the habit of keeping a bit of
paper'or other articles in his month con
stantly. That he was a tobacco chewer,
however, they do not believe. The statue
will not be formally presented to Congress
for some days. It is said that the second
citizen to be honored by Michigan with a
place in Statuary Hall is the late Zathariah
Judffo Fleming Claims Ihe Gubernatorial
Chair of West Virginia.
Wheeling, January 2. General Goff,
Governor-elect of, West Virginia, was to
day served with formal notice of the contest
of his election before the Legislature by
Judge A. B. Fleming, his Democratic
Lake Erie and Western Yard Men Return
to Work.
Lima, January 2. The strike on the
Lake Erie and Western road was settled
this morning by a compromise. The men
went to work at once and trains are running
to-day as usual. McCarthy, the yardmaster,
was reinstated.
Wonder What They Said.
London, January 2. The Lord Mayor
of London, and the Mayor of New York,
have exchanged greetings by phonograph.
He is Complimented by Col. Quay on
the Kesnlt of His Labors.
Constitutional Prohibition to he Toted Upon
in May or June Next.
Chairman Eisner, of the Democratic Committee, Tre
parin; for Business.
The Legislature got down to business yes
terday. They .were soon tired and took a
recess until Wednesday. The inter-municipal
bill was putonitspassage. Tbeconstitn
tional prohibition is to be pushed through,
in order that a popular vote may be taken
this spring.withont being complicated with
other political questions.
HARitlSBtrno, January 2. There is no
happier man in the State than Senator Del
amater. His harmonious organization of
the Legislature, as the instrument of Colonel
Quay, and the receipt of a congratulatory
dispatch from the magnetic Bepublican
leader, are the causes of his exuberance,
although ho was kept well advised by
Colonel Quay by telegraph as to what he in
the main wanted. Senator Delamater en
tered upon the work assigned him with some
misgivings, as the arrangement of the leg
isitive offices was new to him. He suc
ceeded better than he had any reason to -expect,
and has reason for the satisfaction
which animates him.
The sessions of the Senate and House to
day were devoid ot interest, and the attend
ance of visitors was very meager in com
parison with that attracted at the opening
of the Legislature. The members of both
Houses were anxious to return to their
homes, and the Senators began their work
an hour earlier than usual at this stage of
the session to enable those who live in Phila
delphia and points east pn the Pennsylvania
Bailroad to take the first train. At the
conclusion of the day's business a recess was
taken until Wednesday next.
The first bill introduced was that pre
pared by the Inter-Municipal Convention
for the government of cities of the third
class, followed by one dividing cities into
three classes; providing that cities contain
ing over 600,000 (Philadelphia) shall be in
the first class, cities containing over 100,000
in the second class (Pittsburg and Alle
gheny), and all other cities in the third
class. This legislation was also framed by
the Inter-Municipal Convention. Both
these measures will be pressed to early pass
age because of the necessity of their enact
ment into laws on account of the decision of
the Supretue Court declaring the municipal
act of 1887 unconstitutional, and the near
approach of the municipal elections.
The first Committee oni Elections ap
pointed in the Senate since tie adoption of
the new constitution, was created to-day by
President pro tern Grady.
Its selection was made nei
essarv by the
contest which jex-Senator O,
wurns has In-
auguratcd to--oust Secatcr Di
ylm Jrom'his
seat. The commutee, of
tiich Senator
!!tTii.i ,a Jlhnlmw.n .vA.faB 4. ha.m ..a
work next Monday. The contest promises
to be protracted, and will probably cost the
State at least two salaries.
Eev. Thomas "Everett, Private Secretary
to Governor Pattison, opened the session of
the Senate to-day with an eloquent prayer.
The Doctor was formerly a member of "the
Methodist Conference, but is now pastor of
a Lutheran church in this city. He claims
never to have changed his politics, which
he declares is Bepublican.
Bev. B. J. Keeling, who is mentioned in
connection with the chaplaincy of the Sen
ate "with Dr. Everett, a former Democrat, is
said to have voted the Bepublican ticket at
the last election. The appointment will be
made next week, and Everett is believed to
to have the better show of getting it.
Chairman Eisner, of the Democratic Stato
Committee, Preparing for Business
Haeeisbueg, January 2. Chairman
Kisner, of the Democratic Sfete Committee,
arrived in this city to-night, and will have
his headquarters here until next campaign
opens in earnest. He has rented two com
modious rooms on Market street, where he
expects to exchange views not
only with Democratic members of
the Legislature, but representatives
of the party from all parts of the State, as
to the most effective manner of conducting
the campaign in their counties. Mr. Kis
ner sav3 tho organization of the party is in
a condition to take advantage of any oppor
tunity that may present itself to defeat the
Major Worman, of Philadelphia, accom
panied Kisner to this city. To-morrow they
will be reinforced by Chauncey Black,
President of the National League of Demo
cratic Clubs, who proposes to judiciously
distribute Democratic literature from Kis
ner's headquarters and to continue in the
work of organizing Democratic associations.
Fhiladelphians Want the Imnrnneo of
Children' Lives Prohibited.
Habeisbuijg, January . 2. Governor
Beaver has received a memorial, signed by
a number of prominent citizens of Phila
delphia, urging him to recommend to the
Legislature the passage of an act prohibit
ing the insurance of the Ihes of persons
under 1G years of age, because iencourages
the murder of children by vicious parents.
In the memorial reference is made to the
killing by a woman in Philadelphia of her
two children, upon "whose lives she had an
insurance, and to the fact that this species
of insurance has led to many murders in
An act was introduced in the Legislature
several years ago to prohibit this kind of
insurance, but it failed to become a law.
The Governor will probably call the atten
tion of the Legislature to the snbjpct if such
action should be deemed necessary to have
it considered. -
To Exempt Bencflceneo From Taxation.
Haeeisbueg, January 2. Senator
Smith has charge of a bill which he savs is
mainly intended to exempt colleges from
municipal taxation. He refers to a citizen
of this State who donated $1,000,000 to au
educational institution and is obliged to
pay taxes on it, notwithstanding" munifi
cence. Gns Inspector Bainscy All Itlgbf.
Habbisbukcv January 2. In the Senate
to-day, on motion" ot Mr. Newmeyer, the
nominatioirof "William M. Bamsey as Gas
Inspector of Allegheny county was confirmed.
A Seat on tho Bench or tycomlng; County
Has Two Claimants.
HABKiSBtfEG, January 2. Argument
wasiad before Attorney General Kirkpat
rick to-day as to the duty ot the Governor
relative to the issuing ofa commission to
Judge Metzger, Democrat, whose election is
contested by his competitor, Mr. Bentley,
who claims to have been legally choien
Judge of the Lycoming county last No
vember. The Attorney General has not felt like
advising the Governor as to his duty in the
matter, and invited the counsel of both sides
to present their views before him in the hope
of obtaining new light to guide him in his
recommendation to the executive. Judge
Metzger was renresented by ex-Senators Al
len and Hart and H. C. Parsons, and the
contestants by Judge Samuel Linu and H.
C. McCormlck, member of Congress from
the Lycoming district.
Counsel for Judge Metzger held that the
duty of the Governor was simply ministerial,
and as their client obtained a majority of
the votes cast for Judge he was -entitled to
be commissioned. The attorneys for Bentley
contend that the commission should not
issue while the election was nndcr investi
gation, and that the position should be de
clared vacant until a decision was reached.
The Attorney General' promised to inform
the Governor as early as possible of his
views on the subject presented. About two
thirds of the lawyers of Williamsport have
filed a paper with tho Governor asking him
tp commission Judge Metzger.
The Question of Prohibition to bo Snbmitted
' to tho People This Spriujr.
Haeeisbueg, January 2. The Prohibi
tionists in the Legislature are delighted
with the request of Governor Beaver that
the prohibitory amendment be passed early
in order to have it snbmitted to the people
in May or June. It is their opinion that if
disconnected with politics, the measure
would stand a much better chance of suc
cess than if voted on at the November
elections, when the politicians would lug it
into the campaign. There will soon be an
avalanche of petitions in the Legislature
demanding the early submission of the
amendment, and as the Governor and
Speaker Boyer have urged prompt
on the question, the wishes of the
e signers
will no doubt be fulfilled.
As to the passage.of the amendment by
the people, the Prohibitionists are far from
being certain. The high license act they
regard as their most formidable enemy, be
cause it pours hundreds of thousands of dol
lars into county, city, borough and town
ship treasuries The counties of Philadel
phia, Allegheny, Lancaster, Berks, Lehigh,
LackaVanna and Luzerne are particularly
feared by them. Ttie opuonents of the pro
hibitory measure think the majorities
against it in the counties enumerated will
be large enough to defeat it without count
ing others which will record their votes
against it.
LegislatorsWlU Not Sign Petitions
Federal OlHco Seekers.
Harbisbubg, January 2. Bepublican
members of the-Legislatnre are disposed to
growl about the practice of circulating peti
tions among them asking for their indorse
meptof candidates for Federal positions
under the new Administration. This sort
of business promises to become a great nui
sance as the session, gets older.
To-day a petition was circulated among
the Senators recommending the appointment
of Chill Hazzard, of 'Washington county,
for Pension Acent in place of Barclay.
Some of the Western Bepublican Senators
refused to commit themselves to Hazzard's
To State Appropriations for Charitable In
stltntion Not Coder Stato Control.
Haeetsbueg, January 2. Senator Bey
burn, who will be made Chairman of the
Committee on Appropriations in the. Sen
ate, as he-TCas at the previous session, doesn't
regard with satisfaction the demand that
will again be made on the Legislature for
an appropriation of 5000,000 to purchase the
Philadelphia House of Refuge and for the
erection. of buildings to be used as a House
of Befuge. He thinks the appropriation
should not be made unless the institution is
placed under State control.
Causes Hard Feelings in Ministerial Circles
Presbyterians Support tho Presi
dent An Anti-Dunce
Plot Discovered.
Indianapolis, January 2. The in
augural ball agitation continues to bean ex
citing topic here. The dancing ministers
to-day discovired what they think is a
scheme of the anti-dancers to place them in
an embarrassing position. A union meet
ing of all the clergymen of the city is to be
held nest Monday, and it is alleged that the
anti-dancers intend to spring on that mcet-
tnt n roertlrttirtn iMniinKinff fliA inanirnp.1
ball. If they do it there will be music ofa
strictly" clerical, but very lively, nature.
The Presbyterians seem tohaveconcluded
that they might as well all join in the sup
port of the President, who, belongs to their
denomination. The Ber. B. V. Hunter, of
the Seventh Presbyterian Church, one of
the most popular preachers in the city, said
to-day that if any such resolutions were
offered next Monday he should take the
floor against it, and denounce it as imperti
nent, uncalled for and foolish. The
righteousness or unrighteousness of dancing,
he says, is entirely a matter of individual
conscience to regulate, and asfor the minis
ters, there are .too many thfngs to be done
right here in Indianapolis for them to at
tempt to extend their operations to Wash
ington. Another Presbyterian minister, the Bev.
D. T. Carnahan, of Port Townsend, Wash.
T., who arrived here to-day to see General
Harrison, took occasion to criticise the at
tempted interference with the inaugural
ball in even less qualified tenni. The min
isters concerned in it, he said, were nothing
more than fools. The ball was none of their
A TJniontown Man Gashes Ills Throat In the
Cell ofa Kansas City Prison.
TTniontown, January 2. It was learned
to-day that William Snyder, son of John
Snyder, a wealthy farmer near here, had
been arrested in Kansas City last week for
drunkenness and confined in the police sta
tion. He broke off the handle of a tin cup
and with it gashed his throat severely in an
attempt to commit suicide. He was caught
in the act and his life saved, but he is still
in a dangerous condition in a hospital.
Snyder was at one time a prosperous, well
educated man, possessing fair business quali
fications, but became addicted to drink.
Some time ago he made an attempt on his
father's life, and his wife left him a fexr
months ago because of his drinking and
abuse. He left here three weeks ago in a
crazed coudition from heavy drinking, and
was unable to give an account of his actions
until after his attempt to take his life.- He
has two daughters, who are school teachers.
MP-'?'- . W
Is WLatEt-LegislatorVitrioriinson
Seems to be Alter.
In His Explanation of the Failure to Sign? "
tho Revenue Bill. ,,-,
Is the Late Canpaija liray Ahead of
Fektisal Contrifcntlons.
Here is an important case, susceptible of
reduction to such a pat rhyme as the "Big
elowPaDers" once set forth. Modernized,
to fit the appended interview, the Bigelovr
papers might have said:
John B., Robinson, ha
Is after tne scalp of Governor B.
In other words, hera is an. issue of high
political veracity. Governor Beaver says a
distant clerk killed the Bevenue bilL Mr.
Bobinson says it was a very near clerk. He
adds that it pleased the Governor, This is
explained by the theory that it obviated the
necessity of a veto to save certain corpora
tions. Governor Beaver, in his message to the
Legislature on the strength of a quiet in-r
vestigation, places the responsibility of the
failure of the Speaker of the Senate to sign
the revenue bill at the last session on the
Message Clerk of. the House. He states,
also, that the Senate was not in session when
the bill was signed by the Speaker of the
Ex-Legislator John B. Bobinson, who
voted for the bill, was at the Monongahela
House yesterday, and it made him boil
when he read the Governor's explanation.
Mr. .Bobinson said:
Governor Beaver doesn't know what ha is
talking about. Tho bill was passed in the
House on a Tuesday, and the Senate did not
adjourn until Thursday. I canprove,Dy Speak
er Boyer and other Representatives, that tba
bill, when signed, was taken to the proper of.
fleers in the Senate, by Message Clerk Taylor.
I hold the clerks of the Executive- and the Sen
ate responsible for the failure, and It is my pri
vate opinion that they connived together to
prevent it from being signed. It is well-known
to certain corporations in the State, and, even
if it had been signed, the Governor would have
vetoed it. I have no personal quarrel with
Governor Beaver, but I want to see the facta
set right. I was on the ground, and know all
about it.
I am glad Cochran was knocked out. All tho
crooked and dirty work done in the last Senato
can be directly traced to his hands. The Houso
was all right; but whenever they presented to
the Senate a bill that had any merit, the Senato
managed in someway to bury it or twist it be
yond recognition.
When Beaver retires from the Governorship
that is the last that will be heard of him.
Mr. Bobinson is well posted on national
politics, and during the last campaign did
some good work for the Bepublican ticket
On the latter subject, he said:
I want to say that the money sent from Pitts
burg to Indiana was not stolen. The amount
was not large, bnt It was used where it
There was a great deal of money spent by
both sides m that State. If it hadn't been for
Pennsylvania, we would have lost the election.
The Keystone State contributed to the general
campaign fund $500,000. This Is the largest
amount put up by any State. Quay, you see,
depended on his own people to help him out.
It is about settled that John Wanamaker will
be in the Cabinet, and he is really the only
man so far picked out for such a position. If
Blaine becomes one of the President's ad
visors, he will completely overshadow Mr. Har
rison, and this is one reason why I do not think
he will be taken. Bismarck, Gladstone and
Blaine are the three greatest political leaders
in the world.
,1 know of six candidates for Governor fa
Pennsylvania. They are Montooth, Cooper4
Senator Delamater, Colonel Gobin, General
Osborne and possibly Major Filler, of Phila
delphia. There will be some lively skirmishing
when the time comes.
Ho Refuses to be Responsible for the
Fnilnre of the Revenno Bill.
Habbisbtjbg, January 2. Ur. Taylor, 'I
Message Clerk of the House two years ago, i
is very indignant at the statement in tha
Governor's message, alleging that the reve
nue bill of 1887 was not taken to the Senate
after the Speaker of the HouSe signed it
He says if he were on his death bed he
would say that he took it into the Senato
chamber, and when he left to go to the State
Deparfment to deliver it. was sure that it
had been signed by the President pro tem. of
the Senate.
As he emerged from the chamber, Samuel
A. Losch and another gentleman were
standing in the rotunda, to whom he de
clared that the bill was all .right. Losch
was greatly interested in the passage of the
act, and watched its progress carefully onr
the day it was carried to the State Departv
ment. Taylor says he was disposed to de
mand an investigation into the reason for
the failure of the bill to receive the signa
ture of the President pro tem. of the Senate, ,
but prominent Bepublicans persuaded him
to drop the matter.
The Fhenonenon ofa Mirage nt Night Wit
nessed In Dakota.
Cakbington, Dak., January 2. On
Saturday between 9 and 11, the singular
spectacle was witnessed ofa mirage at night.
Thedayhad been very warm, the thermometer,
reaching 60 in the shade, and the condi
tion of the atmosphere was certainly unu
sual. The sky was more or less clouded,
particularly on the horizon. Patches of
prairie fire "were visible at all points qf tha
compass. To. the north, south and west,
there was nothing in their appearance, to
attract attention, out two masses of fire to
the northeast of Carringtoa were unlike
these in any direction.
These fires were with wonderful distinct
ness heightened, right into the very clouds
just as in the brilliance of the sunlight the
obscure stack is made to assume the dimen
sions of a lofty tower. Then again the con
necting links" between the real fire and its
double disappeared and there was a per
fect reflection of the fire in the clouds, indi
vidual tongues of flame beinsj pictured in
the superheated strata like the familiar fata
At another time the reflected fire seemed -to
waver in the air like the restless shimmer
of the most briliant aurora. The ipeetecle
lasted until the firestdied out and altogether j
it was most singular and beautiful. , " ,
Americans Honored. -jni
Pakis, January 2. The only foreigners
awarded Legion of Honor decorations yes-
terday were Messrs. Scribner, of the Agtl-
cuuurai ueparcmen at vrasmngton; Alaa
son A. Vinegrower, of Texas, and Joeger, oi ;,

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