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THE CRANKY KAISER
Not Only a Victim of Circum
stances Attending His
Birth, but Also
CRAZED BY AN EAR TROU BLE
Declared an Incurable Mental Invalid
by an Eminent Physician.
OTHER GOSSIP OP THE CONTINENT.
Voung Emperor William's Antipnthy to Ills
Father's Memory nnd to Ills Mother's
Person Explained in a Charitable Man
ner He Had Much Better Been of Igno
ble Birth The Present Ear Trouble
Bound to be Fntnl His Mind Jfow Sel
dom His Own Bismarck Thought to be
TakincAdvnntnge ofllic Munition in His
Own Way Morier Hated Because of n
Supposed Leak to the Enemy.
The development of the mental phases of
the young German Emperor's character be
coming daily a more -distasteful subject to
contemplate. His ear trouble, it is asserted,
rill sometime cause an explosion that can't
be smothered, as some have already. He's
often not mentally responsible for his acts,
and the growth of his disease is but a ques
tion of time, as it is incurable. It has as
yet shown itself most prominently in the
hatred of the young Kaiser ior the memory
of his father and the person of his august
mother. The hatred of Morier due to the
fact that he was too friendly with Germa
ny's enemy, while also a friend of Freder
ick's. IBY CABLE TO THE DISrATCH.3
London, January 5. Copyright. The
study of the young German Emperor's per
sonality is one which 'becomes each day
more curious r.nd distasteful. If he had
been born to a social condition suited to' his
ability, he would have been simply woraed
as a disagreeable young man, piqued to
some extent, perhaps having had his disDO
'sition soured by a phj sical deformity; but
he is looked upon as altogether too much of
a braggart to be deserving of great sympathy.
As a chief of a great nation and the mas
ter of the greatest army in the world, how
ever, it is the first business of every one
whom European affairs interest to follow
carefully the development of his mental
phases. His hatred of his father and mother
is made each day more apparent. Many
believe that he is energetically encouraged
in his unfilial course by Bismarck, whose
pergonal hatred for the Empress Frederick
is as notorious as his rage at the publication
of her husband's diary, tfhieh. sought to rob
Bismarck of the glory ot having trans
formed his master, the King of Prussia,
into an Emperor.
Forever Fighting His Father's Memory.
However great or insignificant may be
the influence of Bismarck's promptings,
young 'William is tireless in his task of
fighting the mpmory of his father. His
latest display of contempt for his father's
judgment has been so marked as to create
comment in every quarter of Europe.
Among Frederick's latest acts was the dis
missal from the Prussian Cabinet of Herr
Von Puttkamer. who was charged with
electoral malpractices and was undoubtedly
guilty. Three days ago Puttkamer received
from young William the highest distinction
in the German Emperor's gift, the Order of
the Black Eagle.
Again, the present attack on Sir Robert
Morier is an indirect blow at the memory of
Emperor Frederick. Morier, who is now
the British Embassador at St Petersburg,
was stationed during the Franco-Prussian
war at Darmstadt. Morier was then and
later the intimate iriend of the late em
peror. Morier Accused cf Rank Treachery.
In the refutation of Frederick's diary Bis
marck flatly declared that Frederick was
not allowed to possess any war secreets for
fear he would betray them to England,
which was full of French sympathies.
2sow, in support of this insinuation, and in
order to show that Frederick actually did
betray German secrets to France's friend,
Morier is accused of having supplied
Bazaine, the leader ot the French, with his
first information of the German forces hav
ing crossed the Moselle. This accusation
has palpably the support and encourage
ment of the highest German authorities.
Admission to the State archives has been
granted to tie Cologne Gazette to aid it in
strengthening if case against Morier, and
the latter receives from Herbert Bismarck
an emphatical refusal of any opportunity to
vindicate himself through the official press,
which has attacked him. Morier, though
he may possibly have communicated official
secrets to the French, as assarted, cert ainly
deserves to be considered innocent until
some facte against him are produced. He
had no possible interest to serve, and the
only evidence against him is a conversation
which an unknown German, Major von
Veiner, declares he had with Bazaine, and
the latter, who figures as the accuser, is
himself a convicted traitor and unworthy
Baznine's Wretched End Recalled.
Beside all this. Bazaine before his death
wrote to say he did not know Morier during
the war, and never get any news from him.
The poor, wretched'Bazaine toward the end
of his life was reduced to borrowing shil
lings, and neither his revelations nor de
nials are important.
A ridiculous assertion is put forward to
explain the fierceness of the official German
attack, namely, that Herbert Bismarck hav
ing been wounded in the "fight which fol
lowed Bazaine's receipt of the news about
the crossing of the Moselle, hankers for re
venge on Morier, who supplied the news.
Herbert, it is true, was 6hot in the thigh in
the charge which the Germans like to de
scribe as a "death ride," but it has never
bothered him much and has left no effects,
and earned him the Iron Cross, so that it
was rather a good thing for him.
In Paris, two days ago, I talked about
Emperor William with a friend of mine,
whose fame as a medical man is world-wide,
and obtained for The Dispatch readers
some most Interesting and definite informa
tion as to the young ruler's physical condi- J
tion. My injormation may be relied upon
Doubly Unlucky in His Birth.
"Beyond any question of doubt, young
William w.s unlucky in the first place,"
said my friend, "in having a Princess for a
mother, and equally so in having been born
a Prince. These two circumstances account
for his unhappy deformity. The usually
accepted accounts of its nature and origin
are imaginative rubbish. The Crown
Princess Frederick was, .as is generally
known, traveling in an out-of-the-way place
at a very indiscreet period. The birth of
the present German Emperor was unex
pected, and he was helped into the world by
some little obscure doctor with an awe of
royalty far in excess of his knowledge of
surgery. If he had been allowed to think
that his patient was simply an ordinary
woman, of strong physique, all would prob
ably have been well, but the fact was care
fully impressed upon him that he had in
hands the life of the future Queen and the
birth, perhaps, of the heir to the Prussian
throne. This so demoralized the little
doctor that he added the strength of his own
muscles to the forces of nature, and so
severed all the muscles of the infant's left
Ilnd Better Been n Grocer's Son.
"When I was called to Windsor by Queen
Victoria, to attend the little boy, I saw at
once that his case was hopeless. If he had
been a grocer's son some good doctor would
have been called in and one sound method
of cure adopted and followed. As he was a
prince, however, he had been seen by every
great doctor. 2fo system was followed out,
and the worst possible result of the accident
ensued, complete atrophy of the arm. It is
wasted completely away, and is probably
smaller than when I examined him as a boy
at Windsor. Fortunately, such wonderful
skill has been shown by the German
surgeons as to save him from the mortifica
tion o having it plainly seen that one of
his arms is simply the withered arm of a
child. The withered limb is padded out in
a most lifelike fashion, and not only that,
.but within the padding is a most wonder
fully clever machine, a series ot strings and
cords, acting like the museles of the arm.
These artificial muscles are connected with
the good muscles of the shoulder most
adroitly, so that, while in a natural condi
tion. hi would be incapable of moving his
withered arm, this most ingenious mechan
ism enables him to impart to it movements
that are almost lifelike. He. can raise or
lower his artificial hand, and use it suf
ficiently well to guide the carefully trained
aud broken chargers which are selected for
The Enr Tronblc Most Serious.
The readers of The Dispatch will re
member that I have frequently insisted
upon the great gravity of the disease which
is concentrated in the unlucky Emperor's
head, and which is officially described as a
slight affection of the ear. My statements
as to the seriousness of this trouble were
based upon authentic information from the
Berlin Court, and are confirmed by the
comments ot the phvsician quoted above.
"The Emperor's deformity," said he, "is
nothing, except as it mortifies and irritates
an extremely proud and sensitive man, but
.the disease in his head is one which may
have most serious consequences for all En
rope. It mav drive the Emperor to the
most extravagant acts, or suddenly, by kill
ing him, end the endless speculation as to
what his career may be. I cannot tell you
positively that it aheady makes him insane
atjntervals, but he was insane when he de
livered certain speeches which his advisers
were compelled to revise and interpret offi
cially. He is mentally deranged by his
suffering and the direct effect of his malady
is upon his brain.
An Explosion Bound to Come.
"All the skill of the doctors about the
Emperor is concentrated into a fight with
the disease that is growing in his head.
Once already it-has gone beyond the control
ot the doctors, and the Emperor suffered a
most dreadful attack, all knowledge of
which was carefully kept from the public.
When the disease reaches a certain point
there will come an explosion, and the Em
peror will either die or become hopelessly
insane. Just what the disease is I will not
say. Its nature may be described as that of
a tumor or an abnormal growth within the
brain. The skill of bis physicians may
fight off the final stages of the disease for a
longer period than at present seems proba
ble, but there is very little hope that they
will be able to cure it. The young Emperor
is decidedly an unlucky man. The old Em
peror suffered, which is not generally known,
from petit mal, a form of epilepsy, and his
grandson, who has inherited the trouble, is
afflicted with fits of an epileptio character."
BRITAIN A POOR WAYE RULER.
Her Nary Not Nearly naif It Has Been
Cracked Up to Be.
Hir CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
LONDON, January 5. The English arc
gradually waking up to the fact that their
navy is not what they have imagined it.
The statement that 16 armor-clad ships are
all ready to sail, but could not hurt an
enemy except by rnnning against his ships,
as they have no guns, has borne
tne British naval deficiency strongly in
upon British minds. Lord Charles Beres
ford is working hard to get things into
condition, and will not accept any half
measures. At a dinner last night he de
clared that he wouldn't rest until he had in
duced Parliament to make the fleet of this
country strong enough to defend its shores
and its commerce against the fleets of any
other two nations, one of them to be France,
which is very nearly, if not quite equal to
England in naval strength, a fact that
makes it uncomfortable for the traditional
ruler of the waves.
Lord'JSalisbury, in a recent speech, has
shown that the complaints of frightened
Englishmen, led by the Telegraph, as to the
incomplete defenses of the country, have at
last affected him, and England may be ex
pected very soon to be asked for a tremen
dously large sum, to get in fighting condi
tion. Certain tables recently produced,
showing the war strength of the European
nations, has caused England, with her hand
ful of soldiers, to reflect that things are not
as they used to be.
A CHANCE FOR THE MAORI.
Bible to bo Translated So That
BoaRter Can Read It.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
Pabis, January 5. The Scriptures are
being worked at very industriously just
now, to get them into shape for.various read
ers. Prince Lucien Bonaparte is revising
the proofs of a Basqu edition, and the Acts
are being done into Irish, though for what
reason is not clear. An edition of the Kew
Testament in Swedish and Finnish is being
prepared, as well as versions of the complete
Bible in various Chinese dialects ana the
This last will give an opportunity to the
big and boastful man who met Sullivan in
Madison Square Garden to read in his own
language about pride going before a fall,
which was so distinctlv borne home to him.
Bismarck's Cause f r Ferocity.
.tmr CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
Berlin, January 5. Copyright
Prince Bismarck is again suffering with
neuralgia and the lack of sleep which ac
companies it This may account to some
extent for the ferocity with which he pur-'
sacd-Sir Robert Morierlhrough the press.
0SM1N DIGNA IN TEOUBLE,
The Dervishes Dissatisfied With Him Emln
Bey Again Said to bo a Captive.
Suakiji, January 5. One of Osman
Digna's lieutenants has deserted his leader
and has arrived here. The deserter reports
that the rebels are enraged with Osman
Digna for seizing their effects and their
wives, he giving as his reason that the rebels
which Is contrary
to the precepts laid
down by the Mah
di. He also reports
that 2,000 dervishes
at Handoub are
Osman Digna con
cerning the evacu
ation of the place,
a majority of the
dervishes being de
sirous of retiring
(Jjifess "3 from the town.
The deserter de
Jlajor General Grenfell, clares that Emin
Commander at Suakim. Bey has been cap
tured, and that he is a prisoner at Khar
toum, where he is well treated by his captors.
Major General Sir Francis Grenfell, who
commanded the British forces at the battle at
Suakim on Thursday, is the Sirdar of the
Egyptian army. He has had a varied experi
ence, having served in the Griqualand expedi
tion of 1875. and against the Kaffirs and Zulus
in 1878 and 1879, taking an active part in the
battles ot Quintana Mountain and TJlundi.
For bis distinguished conduct during the list
mentioned engagement be was commended In
the official dispatches. He was a member of
Lord Wolselev's staff during tho Tel-el-Kemr
campaign, and took part in the maintenance of
the lines of communication when the expedi
tion subsequently ascended tho Kile to relieve
Gordon. Afterward he commanded a division
of the frontier field force at Giniss. General
Grenfell is 47 years old. and is said to be very
popular In thu army. Last year he was mar
ried to a darghter of General Blncher Wood.
A IIPE TO BE REGRETTED.
The Dying Kins: of Holland Has a Career
He Can't be Proud Of.
rnr cable to the dispatch.
The Hague, January 5. Old King
William III, of Holland, is dying under
uncomfortable circumstances, which are
calculated to make him reflect seriously on
the folly of wasting a large fortune and
boundless opportunity in the pursuit of
pleasures for one's self. While he is dying
the newspapers, which have no praiseworthy
deeds of his to chronicle, are regaling their
reminiscences of his early days. It is told
how he used to present invariably to one of
his favorites an American, by the way,
and the wife of an accom
plished musician a little bird
cage with a bird in it, each time she visited
him in Holland, and how she invariably
disposed of it, not caring for sentiment, to
the first railroad guard on the way home;
how his devotions for a certain Emilie, a
clever actress, took the form of regularity
sending her the menu of what he had to eat,
while he insisted she should send him hers
in return; how he spent millions in cover
ing women with jewels who laughed at him
for his folly, and so on, witb, perhaps, a few
words at the end of the article, showing how
he might have done better and not worn out
his health and used up his fortune, had he
not been so unfortunate as never to meet the
right kind of a woman on his journey
POLITICS MUST BE IN IT.
GIndstono Thought to Have nnd n Quiet
Word on Home Role With the rope.
TBV CABLE TO THE DISPATCil.
LONDON', January 5. Copyright. Mr.
Gladstone, in talking to .the young man
from the Riforraa, has told us about his trip
to Borne and his visit to the Pope. He has
expressed his opinion that the holy father's
temporal power is incompatible with the
liberty and unity of Italy, but that the
person of the Pope was very near his heart,
and that he desired to see him surrounded
with every Tespect and prestige, aud with
full guarantees of his authority. If is per
haps permissible to doubt the Grand Old
Man's statement that his call at the Vatican
would be a mere act of politeness in passing
through Borne and have no relation to po
It will be very surprising indeed, if Mr.
Gladstone does not expend some of his elo
quence in inducing the Pope to take a dif
ferent view of the Irish question from that
which has recently been submitted to him
by Lord Salisbury's envoys.
His Release of GcfUckcn Shows Ho Con
siders the Little Doctor Beneath Him.
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
London, January 5. Copyright The
news of Dr. Gefficken's release shows that
Bismarck can occasionally be magnani,
mous. Ho didn't wait to injure that unim
portant little scientific man, evidently con
sidering him beneath his vengeance, and he
has simply kept him confined, with the
hope, as I wrote at the time of his arrest, of
proving what is undoubtedly true, that Gef
ficken was but a tool, and that the publica
tion of the diary written to decrease Bis
marck's prestige, was due to the Empress
Frederick, by whom the tone of the diary
was evidently inspired.
As it has been impossible, apparently, to
prove this, Gefficken, who sobbingly came
back from Heligoland to be locked up. is
now allowed to go and continue his studies.
ROYALTY VERY FORGETFUL.
The Princess Doigoronki Falls to Attend
Her Benefactor's Funeral.
JUT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
Paris. January 5. The celebrated Rus
sian General, Count Toris Melikoff, died at
the beginning of this week at Nice, and his
friends are greatly indignant that Princess
Touriewsky was not there. He was an in
timate friend of the late Czar, and through
his influence it came about that Princess
Youriewsky Dolgorouki became Alexander
II's morganatic wife.
For bringing about this match, which
didn't please the rest of the Czar's family,
the General was promptly expelled from
Russia, and his friends, who are numerous,
freely express their opinion that the
Princess, whose marriage brought her a
great many millions, might at least have
appeared at the funeral.
ANOTHER ON THE LIST.
Lady ShaResbnry Joins the Ranks of Wom
en Who Earn Their Living.
BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 5. The name of Lady
Shaftesbury, niece of the Marquis of Done
gal, is now to he added to the list of sensi
ble women who have gone into business to
get money and make their titles and social
positions worth having.
She has started a store at Bournmouth for
the sale of farm and dairy product, a por
tion of which comes from her own property.
KING MILAN OCT OF TROUBLE.
His Ministers Pend la Their Resignations,
Which are Accepted.
IB-t CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
Loudon, January 5. King Milan has
got over his trouble in a manner which has
considerably increased respect for his ad
roitness and courage. Servia has now a
brand new constitution, and nextweek will
have a new ministry, for all the ministers
sent in their resignations to-night, and the
lung nas accepted tnem.
HIS GAME OF BfiUEF.
Has Blaine Played His Last and Best
Card and Failed to Win, or
IS THE PORTFOLIO IN HIS POCKET?
Harrison Worried by IndIana"AspIrants for
PREPARING FOR THE INAUGURATION.
The Frcsident-EIect Purchasing a Elite Caxrkgt and
The latest news from Indianapolis is that
maybe Biaine will ba Secretary of State,
and maybe ho won't. As this has been the
prevailing opinion for some time, it is com
forting to have it confirmed. The President
elect has taken time, while engaged in con
structing his Cabinet, to order a 'State car
riage, and will purchase horses to draw him
to the "White House on March 4.
SPECIAL TELEGIU.lt TO THE DISrATt '.
Indianapolis, January 5. If Mr.
Blaine's game is one of bluff there is no
doubt he has thrown up his hands, unless
ho has all the aces up his sleeve and his let
ter of appointment in his inside pocket. It
is certain as anything that is not certain
can be that the story of his being about to
come to Indianapolis was tne highest card
in his hand and that it' has proved worth
less. The game opened some six weeks ago,
when a correspondent of the Cincinnati
Enquirer, whose relations with Blaine are
said to be very close, telegraphed from New
York that the portfolio of tho Department
of State had been formally tendered to Mr.
Blaine, and that he had accepted it. The
correspondence on the subject; he said,
would be made public in a fevr hours. Tho
correspondence has yet to see the light of
publicity, but from that day to this morning
the Enquirer's correspondent has" never ad
mitted, even in the most indirect way, that
there was any doubt that his original state
ment was substantially correct,
INSPIRED BT MR. BLAINE.
The -Enautrer nrinted a dispatch from the
same" correspondent dated at "Washington,
and bearing every evidence of having been
inspired, if not by Mr. Blaine, then by his
intimate friends, in which he says: "I still
believe Mr.-Blaine has been tendered and
will accept the Postfolio of State. I like
wise believe that if, up to this writing. Mr.
Blaine haB not been tendered the State
Portfolio, that ie will not ' be President
Harrison's Secretary of State. By this I
do not seek to make the impression
that it may not be offered to
him; on the contrary that- it will be.
Mr. Blaine, however, could hardly accept
it after the idea had been fixed that he was
not seeking to break into the Cabinet Jt
would, if he did not comport with his usual
dignity and pride. To await until the
eleventh hour to determine where to placo
Mr. Blaine, and meanwhile have his ene
mies malign and misrepresent him" would,
indeed, be an ungracious act. The accept
ance of the place under such conditions
would be no honor to him or credit to the
one tendering the .appointment,
MAYBE HE WOULDN'T TAKE IT.
Of course the .correspondent who Trotyl
tms may not oe at an me mouinpiece or
Mr. Blaine, and what he says may be mere
speculation, but nobody among the poli
ticians here takes that view of it, and
opinion is almost unanimous that the
friends of Blaine have at last concluded
that it was of no use to try and break into
the Cabinet, and are doing the best they
can for their champion by seeking to create
an impression that he would not take the
office now if it were tendered to him.
' The general belief is that the story of
Blaine's intention of coming here .was a
feeler, and that when it was met by the
prompt statement from the Harrison house
that if he did so it would be upon merely a
general invitation, the Blaine men decided
that they might a well drop the game,
If these ideas are carried out, a lot of in
teresting political history will leak out as
time passes. Some scattered links are al
ready available. It is as good as known
that the original statement of Blaine's ap
pointment was made by the correspondent
of the Enquirer upon the authority of
ANOTHER SENSATIONAL STOUT.
One of the other sensational reports of the
period was the story sent out from New
York to the same newspaper that General
Harrison was coming here to be the guest
of Steve Elkins, attached to which were
various prognostications as to the Blaine
aspect of such a visit. It is alleged that the
facts upon which that story was based came
from Steve Elkins himself, and that he has
since admitted his responsibility lor them,
but there was nothing in the story just the
same. The yarn about Blaine's contem
plated trip here has the same ear-marks as
the others, but just .where the responsibility
for it lies is not known here.
"While the Blaine question is worrying
the Indiana politicians, there is good ground
for saying that General Harrison himself is
a deal more bothered over the Indiana poli
ticians than he is over the statesman from
Maine. It is known that he is very much
vexed over the shape in -which the Huston
and the Porter booms have been forced upon
his attention recently.
KILLED BY THEin FRIENDS.
Even if he had any idea of appointing
either of these men, the action of the friends
ot one in serving him with written demands
signed by most of the Chairmen of the Re
publican County Committees in the State
and of the friends of the other in storting a
regular literary bureau in his behalf, have
placed serious obstacles in the way of the
The most reasonable conclusion, however,
is that General Harrison has no intention of
appointing either man, and is vexed be
cause their claims have been presented to
him in snch shape that he must offend a lot
of people in ignoring them.
General Harrison has bought his inaugu
ration carriage, and it is now being made
by a well-known firm of manufacturers in
this State. It will be what is called a state
coach, a sort of a large landau, and its price
is 2,000, which is the sum that General
Harrison will pay for it, he having insisted
that he should be charged the regular price.
From the same makers the President-elect
has ordered a family shopping carriage to
cost $1,000. Besides this he has made ar
rangements for securing for his use in
Washington a stable of probably a half
dozen horses, all to be at least 16 hands high
and cherry bay in color. The whole outfit
is expected to be in "Washington ready for
use bv March 4.
THE BOOMEBS AND THEIR BOOKLETS.
"When the local newspapers announced
this afternoon that Cleni StudebakerT of
South Bend, Ind., and P. E. Studebaker, of
Chicago, bad arrived in the city and would
call on General Harrison, it was taken for
granted that the boom for Blaine was to get
a boost, and that incidently ex-Governor
Porter's boomlet would get a boostlet.
Clem Studebaker was a delegate to the last
Chicago Convention, and is reported to be a
Blaine man. P. E. Studebaker is his
brother, and was a delegate to the Republi
can convention eight years ago, and won
fame by sticking to the 306. under somewhat
trying circumstances. The brothers did
call upon the President-elect to-day. but the
object of their visit was not to talk for either
Blnihe or Porter, thouch no doubt th&V did.
saya word for bothof those men, but to
show General Harris6n plans from which he
should make his selection of carriages.
It has been said that the buying of horses
has been trusted to Colonel Bridgeland, of
this city, formerly Consul to Havre, but the
Colonel denies it and says he does not even
Ocnow that General Harrison is going to buy
any horses. Colonel -Bridgeland is a raiser
of draught horses himself. The Stude
bakers are interested with some New Jersey
men in the same business, haying a large
raneh in Colorado where they raise mam
IS SHE HIS WIFE?
Miss Jonnlo A. Stoncr, a Noted Educntional
Worker, Claims tho Estate of A.Penn
Imsk on the Ground That She.
IVns married to Him
Some Years Ago.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Harbisbukg, January 6. The auditors
appointed to distribute about $60,000 belong
ing to the estate of the late A. Penn Iiusk,
who died in this city last year, are finding
much trouble in disposing of it, owing to a
claim made by Jennie E. Stoncr, a former
resident of this city, against the estate of
the deceased on the ground that sho was
married to Mr. Lusk in 1832.
Miss Stoner, taught school here for many
years and held the position of Superintend
ent of the infant Sunday school department
for 13 years. She traveled extensively in
Europe, and attended a noted conference in
Switzerland as a delegate from this country.
She was highly educated and established a
good reputation as a public talker. Accord
ing to her story she became acquainted with
Mr. Lusk iri 1879. They were never known
as man and wife, and the claim that she had
been married to him created great surprise
here, A child was born to her several years
ago, and in his will, tho alleged father set
aside $3,000 in trust for it. He also left its
mother some property.
Mr. Lusk was the brother-in-law of Mr.
James J. Dull, one of Harrisburg's wealth
iest citizens, who has been made the admin
istrator of the estate. The auditors in the
case have had a petition presented to them
by the claimant's connsel asking for an issue
to try the question of fact as to the marriage
of Mr. Lusk to the .woman. The petition is
supported by the woman's affidavit alleg
ing marriage to Mr. Lusk. Her counsel
want to prove ' her marriage by her testi
mony, but the auditors are not sure as to
her competency as a witness, and have post
poned action on the question until next
Monday to enable them to thoroughly ex
amine the law of 1887, known as tho witness
act, and other statutes. This is said to be
the first time a question of this kind has
come before a court of law.
A REMARKABLE WOMAN DIES.
She Married at SO nnd Lived to Enjoy 13
Years of a Honeymoon.
(SPECIAL TELXOBA1I TO THE DISPATCH.
Xexington, Ky., January 5. Mrs. J.
G. Chinn died in this city last "Wednesday
of pneumonia at the great age of 102 years.
Not only was she remarkable for her age,
but also for the fact that she was married at
a time of life which but few people attain.
Her marriage took place just 13 years to a
day before her death. Her husband was
only seven years yodnger, their ages being
89 and 82 years respectively at the time of
Dr. Chinn had once been Mayor of this
city, and bDth come of old families. Their
health wag excellent, and both appeared
younger by many years than their aotual
age. Mrs. Chinn preserved her mental
faculties to aremarkable decree. She was a
fine .c-nvemtiojialist, and had an almost
unimpaired memory. She was a devoted
member of the Christian Churob, or Camp
bellites, as the denomination is generally
termed. Her large fortune was liberally
handled. Dr. Chinn survives his aged wife
and is still in good health.
PERJURY AND CONSPIRACY.
Ugly Charges Against a Bradford Hotel
Keeper Arrested in Buffalo.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Buffalo, . January C John A. Butter
field; a prominent hotel keeper at Bradford,
Pa., was decoyed by a detective to Buffalo,
this afternoon, and arrested on a charge of
perjury. The complainant, George "W.
Rockwell, an ex-United States detective,
charges Butterfield with having falsely
sworn that Rockwell was married to Annie
Demps,ey. Rockwell subsequently married
a rich spinster who willed him her fortune.
Her brother contested the will and on But
terfield 's evidence Judge Haight pro
nounced his marriage a fraud and decided
Rockwell says he is the victim of conspir
ators, and that Butterfield is the first of
many enemies whom he will prosecute.
AFRAID TO GO TO SEA.
Tho Scythla's Firemen Refuse to Sail on
nn Alleged Overlonded Bont.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCU.1
Boston, Januarys. Just previous to the
hour for the departure of the Cunard steam
ship Scythia, this afternoon, a gang of
20 men, with their baggage, were seen leav
ing the vessel. These men were a majority
of the steamer's firemen, and they had re
fused to go to sea in her, claiming that she
was overloaded, and that it would be dan
gerous to cross the ocean on her. The
steamer started from her dock on time, but
brought up at quarantine, and waited for
the arrival of her new men who had been
hastily collected. She pointed her nose sea
ward at 3:30 o'clock.
The pilot admitted to night that there has
been trouble, but he refused to state the cir
cumstances. An investigation will reveal
some interesting facts.
LOSING OUR NAYI.
The Yantlc Having Yellow Fever on Board,
Will Piotmbiy be Destroyed.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
ISew York, January 5. The news that
yellow fever has broken out on the United
States ship Yantlc, in Hayti, is being dis
cussed with interest at the Brooklyn navy
yard. The possibility of the Atlanta being
sent to take her place is also being can
vassed. The Yantie has never had the
feveron board before, and, as she is a
wooden ship, naval officers say she may as
well be destroyed.
The Boston has been bereft of all her con
tents. To-day she was abandoned. Early
next week she will be filled with burning
MORE BAD DOLLARS.
A Barber Shop at Scrnnton Used as a Mint
SobantON, January 5. At Dunmore,
this afternoon, "William Degan, alias Kiely,
the proprietor of a barber shop, and Bern
hard Meehan, were arrested for manufact
uring counterfeit money. "Beneath the
floor of the barber shop there was found a
counterfeit outfit. In a coal bin adjacent
to Ihe barber shop there was found a canvas
sack filled with-new dollars.
FLORIDA ALL RIGHT.
Health Ofllclnls Send Ont Reassuring Bulle
tins, to (heTonrists.
Jacksonville, January 5. The Board
of Health of Duval county announces that
there has not originated a case Of yellow
feverin the city of Jacksonville for the past
24 days, and no na in the county of Duval
for the past 14 days. This city is entirely
free from epidemio diseases of any kind at
the present time, Jind is perfectly safe for
WAa1stsn4 Ami ttia(M "
iwiuLuw nuu vtuist- aj.
THE BILL WILL PASS.
Dilatory Tactics of Democratic Sena
tors Thought of No Avail.
TWELVE DAYS MORE OP DELAY.
The Tariff Bill Then to Go Through and he
- Sent to the House.
SENATOR QUAY HAS TO GO SOUTH
la Order to Avoid the Persistent Hash and Clamor of
Twelve legislative days yet remain in
which to consider the tariff bill in the Sen
ate. A vote is to be taken on the 21st, and
as only 20 pages of the bill, except the free
list, remain to act upon, the programme
will doubtless be carried out and the bill
pass on schedule time and sent to the House.
Senator Quay forced to leave "Washington
by therush of office seekers. Death of a
man with on odd history.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DtSFlTCR.l
"Washington, January 5. Though this
is the close of the fifth week since the meet
ing of Congress, and the tariff bill was taken
up the second day after Congress convened,
on the first Monday in December, to-day
completed only the twentieth day of the dis
cussion. That it might easily have been
disposed of before this, with ample time
allowed for the usual stump speeches, is
evident from the progress made with the
bill. Seventy-two pages and 333 paragraphs
of the bill have been disposed of. This in
cludes the extended provision for the aboli
tion of the tobacco tax, and really all of the
important schedules except that relating to
'wools and woolen goods.
Only 20 pages remain, preceding the free
list, and most of these are devoted to wools
and woolen goods and silks. The remainder
are made up of sundries and then comes the
long free list, which may afford basis for
humor and sarcasm from the Democratic
members, but not much reason for serious
E1AYING UPON EMOTIONS.
The wool and the woolen schednle is
really all that will provoke extended dis
cussion, and the prospects are that every
Democratic Senator will have something to
say about the poor man's coat and the poor
man's blanket, as this will be their last
chance to play upon the emotions and sym
pathies of those who are caught by senti
ment instead of facts. ."With this opportu
nity they will be able to eke out the remain
der of the time which they have fixed for
the discussion of the bill.
The agreement was that a vote should be
taken on the 21st of this month, and there
fore 12 legislative days yet remain for dis
cussion of the bill. Had At not been for
speeohes made purely for dilatory pur
poses, it is easy now to recognize the fact
that the bill might have been through the
Senate and sent to the House before the hol
idays. At any rate there will be no excuse
for the Democrats fighting for an extension
of time, as some of them talk of doing now.
A few important paragraphs have been
passed over temporarily at the request of
the Republicans', but these can be quickly -disposed
of. i -
CAN'T HELP BLUNDEBLNG.
The proceedings of the last few days have
not afforded evidence that the Democrats
have improved in their knowledge of the
question or the bill during the long discus
sion. Every day some Democrat makes one
or more absurd 'blunders in his interpreta
tion of the bill, such as that of Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, to-day, in which he
made a heated argument on the assumption
that the bill increased largely the duty on
certain jute and hemp manufactures be
cause they could be imported at a certain
price per pound. After he had thoroughly
committed himself, Senator Aldrich as
tounded him by showing from the list that
the price he had quoted was for a yard in
stead of a pound, and that each yard was
supposed to contain two pounds. The fiery
Arkansan was completely discomfited, and
sat down in great confusion of mind.
There is no evidence whatever that there
will be any disagreement among the Repub
licans in regard to the bill, as has been re
cently reported. This is merely the revival
of an old story. It is much more likely that
the bill will receive Democratic votes than
that it will lose Republican. The vote will
be taken two weeks from Monday, and the
bill have a majority on its passage.
PLEADING FOR PROTECTION.
angnr Men Ask That the Tariff be not Sorl
"Washington, January 5. The sub
committee of the Senate Finance Committee
to-day gave a hearing to adelegation of per
sons interested in the sugar industry. The
delegation consisted of Messrs. John Dy
mond, John Foos, Henry McCall and Henry
Miner, all of Louisiana. Mr. Dymond was
the speaker and explained that the delega
tion had come to ask that the sugar sched
ule, as proposed by the Senate tariff bill, be
modified, on the ground that the 50 per cent
reduction in the duty on sugar would ruin
the sugar industry, not only in the tropical
cane of Louisiana, but also of the beet sugar
industry of California, and the sorghum in
dustry of Kansas.
At the hearing this afternoon Mr. Park
inson, of Ft. Scott, Kan., and Representa
tive Peters spoke in behalf of the sorghum
producers in Kansas, asserting that if the
sugar tariff was undisturbed the business
would be largely developed in the immedi
ate future. They objected to a bounty be
cause it was likely to be of only temporary
duration. Henry C. Minor and Henry Mc
Call, of Louisiana, on behalf of the sugar
planters of that State, also spoke against
the bounty system and pleaded to be left
under the present tariff conditions.
QUAY HAS TO RUN AWAY.
lie Is Forced to Go South by the Importu
natcness of Office Seekers.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE PISPATCIt.l
Washington, January 5. Senator
Quay returned to the city last evening, but
did not make his appearance on the floor of
the Senate to-day, as the weather was ex
tremely bad and he felt that he needed rest.
He had many callers, but only a very few
were admitted to his house. Others than
those whom the servant Jhad instructions to
admit were told that the Senator was not at
home. This is absolutely necessary if the
Senator would have any peace at all, as
otherwise he would not only not have tho
day to himself, but would be disturbed
every hour of the night. He has about con
cluded to start on Monday for a short visit
to Florida, partly for the purpose ot secur
ing a good rest, and partly to escape the in
flux ot office seekers whom he does not wish
Senator Cameron is also absent from the
city, and for the same reasons. He went a
few days ago for a visit in South Carolina,,
with Senator Butler, who is one of his most
- intimate friends, and felt so much benefited
by the change that he prolonged his stay
several days after Mr. .Butler's return. It
is expected he will again be on the floor of
the senate Monday.
- BLAINE HAS GOT IT. ,
Republican Senators in Washington Firmly
Convinced That the Man From Maine
Has Been Assured of the Stats
Portfolio by General
lSPXClALTZLEGIIUM TO T1IS DISPATCH.
"WASHINGTON, January 5. -The Repub
lican members of the United States Senate,
who, it is well known, are almost without
exception opposed to J. G. Blaine as a party
leader, have heard some startling
and unpleasant news from Indianapolis,
and they talked of nothing else
to-day. The reason for the depressed ap
pearance of Senator Hiscock upon his re
turn from Indianapolis yesterday, and the
satisfaction expressed by Senator Plumb at
the same time, were explained this
afternoon by a report that went swift
ly from one Senator to another. It
was that President-elect Harrison has prac
tically determined that he cannot escape
the necessity of offering Mr. Blaine a seat
in the 'Cabinet. This is not a
rumor, but a fact. General Harrison
said as much to one of his Senatorial callers
and it Was commonly talked among the
Senators to-day in their private conversa
tions. A Senator who is one of Mr. Blaine's most
bitter opponents said this afternoon that
from the manner in which the in
formation was conveyed to them
there can be little doubt that un
less General Harrison within the next
few weeks fiuds some way now unforseen to
arrange conflicting interests, he will offer'to
Mr. Blaine the post or Secretary of State.
The particular cause of Hiscock's dis
appointment is found in the fact that if Mr.
Blaine troes into the Cabinet Mr. Piatt will
remain out of it. Mr. Harrison told his
Senatorial callers that while he
did not at first look favorably
upon the plan of putting Mr. Blaine into
the Cabinet, he had, after listening to all
the appeals made him, partially at least de
termined that only by Mr. Blaine's
appointment could all factions of
the partv be brought into har
mony. The Blaine men, he said,
are numerous and clamorous, and it would
be a good stroke of policy to get rid of them
all by appointing Blaine, and then telling
them that the debt between him and the
Blaine people was paid.
AN OLD CHARACTER GONE.
Death of Captnln Grant, the Old-Tlme
Boomer of Cnpltol lUlli .
fSPXCIAL TELEOKAV TO TILE DISPATCH.
"Washington, January 5. Old Captain
Grant, who a few years ago was one of the
best-known citizens of Washington, died
this morning. Before the war he was an
architect in New England cities. Daring
the war he had a remarkably thrilling ex
perience, being almost as much in rebel
prisons as in the Union army, occupying
during four years service no less than nine,
and making three successful escapes. After
the war he set up shop in "Washington. 'At
that time everybody thought that Capitol
Hill would be the fashionable quarter of
the city, and all the tendency was in that
direction. This led Grant and others to or
ganize a gigantic syndicate which bought
up or controlled in one way or another
nearly all the land on the Capitol hill.
They put up the price to an absurd figure,
and thus drove out those who wished to in
vest in homes. Other speculators took up
and began to boom the northwest section.
The British Government was induced to
locate the legation building far away from
the city of that time, in afield of mud. This
gave an jvpptus to tho northwest rdovement
which has never ceased. The Capitol Hill
speculators were ruined, nnd had left as a
monument of their foil the Grant block,
which is yet one of the finest in the city,
but which is devoted to the speculation only
of the boarding house keeper.
After this downfall, old Captain Grant
for years conducted a little real estate office
in a tumble-down building just across the
street from his famous row, but latterly he
has been so blind that he had to abandon
Progress In the Investigation of tho Snper
vlsing Architect's Office.
"Washington, January 5. The investi
gation into the conduct of the Supervising
Architect's office by a Senate sub-committee
began this morning and was conducted
in secret; It was developed that Architect
Freret has awarded contracts for the
preparation of plans for four or five build
ings to architects in "Washington, and that
clerks employed in his office are working on
these plans, out of office hours.
THE GHOST NOT WALKING.
Director Hlrschbach Wants Six Months'
Salary From Carl Strakosch.
rSFECIAL TELXQKAK TO THE DISPATCH. 1
2iEW Yc-BK, January 5. Carl Strakosch,
who bloomed out as an operatic manager
after he became the husband of Clara Louise
Kellogg, seems to be having an interesting
time in his dnal capacity. His greatest
troubles are apparently with musical di
rectors, and he is now in hot water with
three of them, according to Mr. Joseph
Hirschbacb, the one who made a trip re
cently to Hamsburg to harass Mr. Stra
kosch with legal proceedings.
Mr. Hirschbach said to-day that the
prima donna's husband owed him a large
portion of 26 weeks' salary at $75 a week,
which he would have earned according to a
verbal contract, if he had not been dis
charged without cause when the Company
was in Brooklyn. According to Mr. Hirsch"
bach, Signor Serrano and the Chicago di
rector are also hunting for money lor broken
From the Decision of tho Lower Conrt De
claring Him a Fraudulent Debtor.
tSFECtAL TELIGKAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Harkisbtjbg, January 5. The case of
George P. Cooper, of the collapsed, firm of
Cooper, Reynolds & Co., which operated the
Lochiel Iron "Works, has been appealed to
the Supreme Court.
The Dauphin County Court recently de
cided that he had fraudulently contracted a
debt with Hart & Co., Philadelphia, and
therefore could not take advantage of the
act of 1842. which abolished imprisonment
for debt. Cooper's bail has been forfeited
and nothing is known as to his where
TOLLS TOO HIGH.
A Competing Bridge to be Built to Overcome
tSFECIAI. TZLEGRAU TO THE DISrATCH.l
HABBISBURG, January 5. The extor
tionate tolls charged by the company which
operates the historical bridge spanning the
Susquehanna river at this point has led to a
movement to organize a company to build
an open iron bridge, estimated to cost about
5200,000. Meetings are being held in this
city and Cumberland county to boom the
new enterprise, and nearly 100,000 worth
of stock has been subscribed.
A LIZARD IN HER ST01IACH.
Wonder a Canadian Woman Has Not
Toronto, January 5. Physicians to-day
relieved Mrs. John Hawkins of a lizard
eight inches long and an'inch in diameter.
She had been treated for various diseases,
and suffered great pain tor years.
BIT BT A LITTLE DOG;;
A Yankee Teamster is Seized Witiy
Hydrophobia Sometime Later.j
FEW OP THE USUAL STMPTCMS;
Appear in His Case, and He Dies in Spasca v
of buffering-, Bat
WITHOUT HYSTERIA OR INSANITII
HcCooIy Prepares far the InetlUMe aad Lita Bat '
Two Days. v
Physiciani in the East are interested in
the details of the death of a man from hy
drophobia, with none of the usual feat
ures of insanity or hysteria. He was
taken ill mysteriously and know
ing no cause for it. First he was
treated for rheumatism, when the doctor
reached him, only a couple of day before
his death, he found the man unable to swal
low liquids without effort. He soon learned
that his patient had been bitten by a dog,
but had nearly forgotton it. The poor suf
ferer was conscious and without hysteria till
death relieved him.
rSFECIAL. TELEORAU TO TOE DISPATCH.!
Fall River, 3Iass., January C Tho
case of Thomas Stone, who died on Friday
at the Fall River Hospital, of hydro
phobia, is of interest to physicians as one
in which the usual features of hysteria and
insanity were absent. Stone was about SO
years old, a teamster by occupation, indus
trious and frugal, and owned a house and
lot and a few horses. He was of splendid
physique, about six feet tall, and of phleg
On Wednesday evening he sent for his
physician, Dr. William A. Bolan, who
found him lying on a lounge in good health
as far as outward appearance went, and
unable to give much account of his trouble,
except that he "didn't feel well at all."
He complained of pain in his arm and book,
but had nothing definite to complain of ex
cept a general feeling of poor health.
As the doctor pressed him for further par
ticulars of his symptoms, he mentioned
incidentally that he couldn't swallow, and
there seemed to be some trouble with his
stomach. He said he had not felt well
for two days, but had been at work as usual.
That morning his wife bad given him some
medicine for rheumatism, and he had not
been able to eat much breakfast. Later in
the forenoon, while at his work, he went
into a saloon to get a glass of beer, but was
unable to swallow it.
HE COtTLDN 'T SWALLOW HIS BEEB.
As he related the incident he seemed to
feel more the fact that he could not swallow
the beer, which made him the subject of
jokes in the barroom, than to imagine -that
it had anything to do with the symptoms.
A cup of tea stood on a table in the room,
and the doctor asked him to try and swal
low it. He attempted to do so, and as ha
raised the cup to his lips the doctor noticed
that he braced himself in the effort. As tho
cup reached his lips his mouth closed in a .
.spasm, and the small quantity of liquid -
which had entered the mouth., was sx-
pejred.. . . -T--.r "'' ,t
The conviction at once forced itself upon
the doctor's mind that Stone had hydio-i
phobia. As soon as the doctor could control!
himself he resumed his questioning, and
asked Stone if he had ever played with dogs.
Stone answered no. The doctor then asked
him if he had ever been bitten by a dog, and
Stone again answered no. A few minutes
afterward he said he had. been bitten by a,
little black-and-tan dog about three months'
ago. but had forgotten about it. The dog
bit him in the little finger, and he had tho
He then said to the doctor: "Yon; don't
think that ha anything to do with the way
I feel, do yon?" The doctor answered that
he feared it had. Stone then inquired if he
had the hydrophobia, and the doctor replied
that he had the symptoms of it.
COOLT PREPARED FOE DEATH.
Meanwhile the spasms had been recur
ring, which btone had been inclined to at
tribute to. some trouble in his throat.
Father Kiernan, his parish priest,
and also an intimate friend, came
in at this time, and to him
Stone said he had hydrophobia and wanted
to prepare for death. He made his will and
received the last sacraments. Although he
fully realized that there was no hope for
him, he was cool and collected and
showed no .signs of fear. He asked
the doctor to have him removed to the Fall
River Hospital, saying that he feared if ha.
remained at home he would go ont of his
head and hurt somebody. He asked to be
put udder restraint, so that he conld do no
Dnring the evening he showed another
well-defined symptom of hydrophobic. A
draft of air or any one passing him quickly
would throw him into a spasm. On Thurs
dav morning he was taken to the hospital.
He walked ont of his house to the
carriage with a firm step, bidding good
bye to his wife, and, without a tear or
tremor, stepped into the carriage, which ha
knew would convev him to his deathbed.
During the day his spasms increased in
frequency and in force. At noon a consul
tation of physicians approved the diagnosis
of Dr. Dolan, and the latter and Dr. Eddy
decided to try treatment by etherization, a
method which has not been tried before la
case of hydrophobia.
ONE CHANCE FOE HIS LIFE.
The man had such a splendid physique
that it was thought that perhaps the etheri
zation might relieve the strain on his ner
vous system, so that there might be a chanca
of preserving his strength sufficiently to re
cover from the spasms.
This treatment was adopted with the
patient's consent. Before he was placed
under the influence of ether he was told that
it might be the last time he would have
his mind clear, and he was asked if he had
any message to leave. He said no, that he
was fully prepared for the worst. He was
placed under the influence of ether at 3.30
p. m. on Thursday.
He was not kept etherized continually,
but ether would be applied for half an
hour and then kept away perhaps an hour.
The spasms continued even while the
patient was under the influence of ether.
Then the curara treatment was tried, but
nothing had any effect. i
Stone died at 8.45 on Friday morning. He
bore himself throughout with the utmost
tTURNERS AND THE BLAIR BILL.
They Opposo It Because It Provides for tia
Christian Religion In Schools.
Louisville, January 5. In response to
a circular from the Executive Committee
of this district of the Turners' Union,
the local organization last night adorned
resolutions condemning the Blair educa
tional bill for attempting to introduce the J
Christian religion Into schools. A mass
meeting to discuss the bill was appointed
for January 13, at which Colonel Robert
lngersou is expected to be present.
A Railroad President Resigns.
1 Louisville, January 5. President
Young, of the Louisville Southern Railroad,
has resigned and Theodore Harris has beeal
elected tn his place., , i