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PARTING IN ANGER.
Gen. Boulanger Left in Brussels
By All of His Advisers
A LENGTHY DISCUSSION
Ends in a Dispute "Which is Eollowed
By an Open Bow in Camp.
THE CONSPIRATORS' INTERESTS CLASH.
Some of the Gnng Believe Their Allle Id
Parts Can't Get Alone Without Them
Others Don't Care to Remain With Bon
langer nnd Be Tried In Their Absenoe
From Pari The General In Constant
Telephonic Commnnicatlon With His
Paris Friends He Issues Another Mani
festo, In Which He Says If He Is Guilty.
Others Are Equally So The Trial of
Bonlanger to Commence on Monday.
. Only-one of Boulanger's advisers remains
ia Brussels with the self-exiled General. AH
the restreturned to Paris yesterday. They ar
gued that their party shouldn't be left with
out leaders. Bonlanger is in constant tele
phonic communication with his Parisian
sympathizers. The Belgian Govemruent
has almost Intimated that his stay in Brus
sels will not be cut short by any act on its
BT CABLE TO THE SISFATCS.1
Beussels, April 5. Copyright The
midnight conference did not progress with
unruffled good humor. Tt was 1 o'clock this
morning before the leaders of the Boulang
ist party sat down. The arrangements
which I had made to' get the cist of the talk
were interfered with slightly by the sleep
less activity of the Paris detectives. Here
was a clash of interests. The extraordinary
alertness and ubiquity of the clever and ac
complished Countess Dillon added to the
No one got any sleep, but The Dispatch
correspondent got the news, which is in
brief that Boulanger urged his colleagues to
remain with him inxolnntary exile, 'so that
the storm of abuse showered on him might
be rendered fruitless by reason of the pres
ence of his entire committee.
At the bead ot the supper table sat the
general, exhibiting great suavity and cour
tesy to his guests. Outside, the mob howled
"Down with Bonlanger" with an enthusi
asm undaunted by the furious rain.
All Haggard nnd Worn,
The General's face looked haggard, as in
deed, did the others around him. Xiagnerre,
Naquet, Dugue de la Faueonnerie, Mille
vore,Laisant and Boehefort showed by their
worn and .colorless faces how much they had
been through during the pact five days.
It was Boehefort who began the dUcussion
which ended in a dispute which, when re
sumed this morning, .resulted in an open
row in the Boulanger camp, finally ending
by the return to Paris of most of the depu
ties on the 6 o'clock train to-night
After half an hour of desultory talk, dur
ing which the hungry visitors fortified
themselves after their long journey, Boehe
fort leaned both arms on the table and an
nounced that he had come to Belgium to
live until the gates of Paris were thrown
wide open to Boulanger. "My fortunes are
with the General," Boehefort said, "and
I shall remain at his side. I will add that
Count Dillon has made his arrangements for
remaining with us for some days more. He
can ba depended "upon. The removal of the
General here has unquestionably saved his
They Couldn't Leave Paris.
After more of the same strain the proposal
was made at once that the whole committee
should take up their residence here with the
General. It was the youngest and most vig
orous of the Boulangists who opposed the
motion at once. Laguerre said that while
it would undoubtedly add strength to the
position of the General to have the others
with him, it would leave the party abso
lutely without guidance in Prance, and he
could not agreee to it
Dugue de la Faueonnerie instantly in
dorsed the other view, and he alone remains
to-night in Brussels, of the men who came
down last night from Paris.
Until 3:20-o'clock this morning the dis
cussion went on hotly. Then the Boulang
ists retired to their rooms. As they left the
dining room Boulanger stalked angrily
ahead with the tall form of the gaunt
-Laguerre leaning over him, gesticulating
earnestly. The General finally turned on
his heel and entered his room.
Another Conference Held.
Breakfast was ordered at 9 o'clock, and
after about four hours' of sleep the whole
party sat down again. At short intervals
the General was obliged to leave the table
and go to the telephone to speak to friends
in distant Paris. At such times he passed
through the seried ranks of the sleepless
French journalists, who raised their hats
and stepped back in awe-stricken silence.
He sent me a card at a late hour to-night,
saying he had not given a single interview
to-day, despite the fact that he had been ap
proached five tittles by British correspond
ents wishing to know his opinion of the
Egyptian financial loans.
.To-day the Prime Minister of Belgium,
Beernaert, called on the General and left
his card. Bonlanger would see no one. The
visit is looked upon as an intimation that
the General will not be molested in his stay
The Party Breaks Up.
Boulanger was still at breakfast with the
Parisian deputation at noon. Then the
party broke up and the members stalked
moodily off to their rooms. All the per
suasive force of Boehefort and the advice of
Dillon, -who holds the purse strings of the
party, and hence has extraordinary weight,
could not keep the visitors with the General
Boehefort is staunch, steadfast, and in
great fighting trim, He is printing lie
General's name in letters four inches long
in his paper, and serving the Government
with a variety of hot-blast, scorching, inde
cent and intuiting adjectives. Boys are in,
the streets selling extras announcing the
resignation of Bonlanger, and great
trowds surround the hotel all the time,
ieraiting to catch a glance at the most prom
Itecnt living Frenchman. ---
BOULANGER'S BABX PLEA.
If He Is Guilty or Treason, Others, He
Thinks, Are Eornally So. -
Pasis, April 6. General Boulanger has
issued a manifesto, dated Brussels, April S.
He says that in their robust sense the
electors know how to deal with the tissue of
falsehoods 'and abominable slanders against
him. The Government has extorted from
an infatuated Parliament consent to prose
cute him before a court of political enemies,1
but not before a court of Judges. All the1
acts' imputed to him as crimes were well,
known when he was appointed Minister of
"War, and therefore his colleagues were
'All the violence and calumny in the
world," he says, "will tall to turn us from
our object, which is to obtain an honest re
public and the legal exercise of universal
A WARRANT OUT FOE HIM.
Boulanger's Friends Working TJp Sentiment
in His Paror.
Pabis, April 5. A warrant has been
issued for the arrest of Boulanger the mo
ment he touches French soil. The open an
imus of the Government is producing a re
vulsion of public feeling in the General's
M. Susim has resigned from the Boulan
gist Committee. M.Tbleband has withdrawn
The Senate has decided to begin
the trial of General Boulanger on Monday
next During the trial no session of the
Chamber of Deputies will be held.
BLOOD ON TEE MOON.
Fierce Slot Between the Cleveland and
Hill Factions at a New York Pri
mary A Dozen Hen Injured
Some Will Probably 01e.
Albany, April fi. Cohoes has been in
the hands of a Democratic mob all flay, and
to-night the condition of affairs is un
changed. The Democratic -primaries were
held to-day. On the one side was the Cleye
land following, directed by D. Cady Her
rick from Albany, with Postmaster Larkin,
and ex-County Clerk Larkin in immediate
command. On the other side was the Hill
following, directed by Edward Murphy,
Jr., from Troy, with Major Garside in im
The rioting was confined to three o'f the
wards. In the other two the Larkin regu
lars had things their own way, and nom
inated their men by majorities of 4 and 7.
In the other three wards violence was the
rule. The Larkin men had the inspectors,
The Garside "men had the police. -Sometime
ago one of the Police Commissioners
was "induced" to turn the force over to the
control of the Mayor, who turned out the
old force and formed an entirely new one.
The police were present at the polls in force.
In one of the wards, after the regulars
had admitted the watcher of the other side
to the polling place, one of the police en
deavored to force his way in. He was
warned to desist, but persisted, and with a
sledge hammer battered down the door. He
was struck on the head with a lead pipe, a
hole was cut through his cheek, and,
staggering back, covered with blood, he
fell outside the poll. Then the riot began.
Pistols, knives and clubs were used. The
ballot box was smashed, and both sides
claimed the victory. . No one was fatally
injured except possibly the policeman.
While this was transpiring, in another
ward a policeman endeavored to make his
way into the polling place through a saloon
next door. He was choked by the proprie
tor until blaek in the face, thrown over the
bar and kicked into the btreet. In another
ward a policeman battered a man over the
head, inflicting injuries which are reported
fatal. Small fights were of constant occur
rence. A dozen men are reported seriously
if not fatally disabled.
FLANNEL SHIRTS TO BLAME.
The Peculiar Reason Given for the Failure
of a Big Concern.
rsrxcux. teleobam to the disfatch.i
Nett Yoke, April 5. The flannel shirt
craze that has for the past two summers held
its own in this city against all adverse criti
cism, is now made responsible for thefailure
of Downs & Finch, the largest manufactur
ers of fancy shirts in New York. The firm
announced yesterday that it had made an
assignment to Theodore F. Miller, of 229
Broadway. The liabilities are placed at
$150,000, and the assets are said to exceed
that amount. There are no preferences.
"Flannel shirts came into style," said the
superintendent, yesterday, "and our goods
were left Men won't wear fancy laundried
shirts after wearing fancy flannel shirts. If
they change at all they will put on white
laundried shirts. Then, too, fancy laundried
shirts are practically worn only in the sum
mer season, so that they fell into direct com
petition with the flannel shirts. We carried
on our business with the jobbing trade di
rectly, and had to make up a large variety
of patterns to satisfy the different tastes of
their customers. Some ot these patterns
didn't go, of course. In busy seasons we
could have worked themoff without trouble,
but trade beiirg dull, anyhow, they were left
on our hands. In my opinion the flannel
shirt craze won't last and if we can make a
fair compromise with our creditors we will
be all right again."
MUST OBEI THE ALIEN LAW.
Rnllfoad Companies to be Sned for
porting Canadian Labor.
IEFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE SI8FATCR.
Locktobt, April 5. Collector of Cus
toms O. W. Cutler, at Suspension Bridge,
has recommended the United States District
Attorney to proceed against and prosecute
the Michigan Central, Grand Trunk
and West Shore Railroads for violation
of the alien contract labor law. The Col
lector has repeatedly cautioned the roads
and given them time to discharge or make
arrangements for the Canadians which they
have been accustomed to bring over to Sus
pension Bridge to work in the freight yards.
Private firms and industries on this side
that have employed Canadians have met
with the provisions of the law and induced
most of their employes to come to this side
and take up their residence. The railroads
cited above have refused to do so.
The matter was thoroughly investigated
hvaseecial Government acent sent hen.
I from Troy the, first of the winter, who rer
puneu iu tuc vvuewtur wiusc violating vno
law. The railroads will contest the matter,
claiming that conductors who live in Canada
and run in the United States would also
come under the law, but have never been
molested. The same move in the matter is
being made at Detroit"
A TIB THAT MEADS MUCE
Another Respite Likely to be Granted In the
Johnson Harder Case.
TSFXCUI. TELEGRAM TO THE TJISrATCH.1
Habbisbubo, April 5. Next Tuesday
the Board of Pardons -will hold a special
meeting at which action will probably be
taken on the Johnson murder case. If the
board should be unable to render a decision
on the application for a commutation of the
death penalty to imprisonment for life, the
Governor-will be likely requested to grant
another respite owing to the nearness of the
time (April 17) for the hanging-of the mur
derer. The beard is reported to stand 2 for and. 2
against eemHratation. .-...-.- -
IEAGS- OF DISTfiESS
Being Wared Very Violently by an
Organ ot Office Seekers.
WAY TO JREAE THE
Pj-opesed by the President Doesn't Meet
'With Much Party Favor.
HE WOULD GIVE DEMOCRATS OFFICES.
President Harrises Utterly Worn Oat by the Demanas
Hide on Him.
President Harrison's policy as
South-begins to be more apparent
tends to' break its
solidity. by giving the
offices to Democrats, if he cannot find resi
dent Republicans "fitted for the places. A
Washington Republican paper resents thjs
plan, of heaping coals of fire on the enemy's
head, and raises the signal of distress. The
President's health is not the best and ex-
says he looks .really
jsrxcuu, txlxqzam to tbxbibf.itcb.1
' "WsamxaTOX, April A The signal of
dfatreM is raised by the Washington JVess,
the organ of the'ofnee seekers, in a double
leaded article at the head of its editorial
columns, as follows:
"In s Republican form of Government
the majority should rule. To concentrate a
majority- of Totes upon the one side or the
other, "ttpon-afeivea peliey, political parties
are necessary. 'In tie administration of the
Government by a dominant party it is but
right, as it is usage, to .recognise the mem
bers of thaSsaartvior official Doiition. and
n all sections of the Republic as
much In' he "West as in the East,
as well in the South as in the
North in , proportion as each section
contributes to the success of that party.
When the administration ventures beyond
the line of its supporters to select men from
the opposition for office, especially- In a
section where the party is in a minority, it
is an admission of weakness, a reflection
upon its adherents, It produces dissensions,
results in demoralization,, and in the end
destroys the organization of that party;"
HO MISTAKE TJT THE MATTEB.
This article is based upon-unquestionable
authority, no less than that of the President
himself, that he does not intend to be gov
erned by party lines in making appoint
ments to office in the Southern States. This
has been intimated in this correspondence
before, but the intent of the President is
made more and more plain with every dele'
gation from the South that goes to the
White House for office.
To use a phrase of the street, the Louisi
ana Republicans "got it in the neck"
yesterday, as the South Carolina Republi
cans did the day before. Chairman H. H.
Blunt, of the Louisiana Slate Republican
League, said: "The President told our
delegation Just about what he did the one
from South Carolina concerning the course
he intends to pursue a line of policy that
.would prove a benefit to every citizen of the
South, white and colored, and secure a fair
vote and an honest connt-at the elections.
None buf-the best men, the most influential,,
the most respected, he said, are to receive
office in the Southern States, and if he can't
find Republicans who answer this descrip
tion, he will take Democrats. He wants to
increase the Republican strength and
ENLABGE THE EEPTJBLICA1T PABTT
by bringing into it educated, thinking men,
of independent disposition, men who are
disgusted with the bourbon Democracy of
the South, and are anxious to see a new,
order ot things there. The President be
lieves in appointing such men to office he
can bring about a new order of things, and
he will use the offices as a wedge to split the
Mr. Blunt does not think the President's
policy will be successful. He has no idea
that the appointment of conservative Demo
crats to office will abolish the shotgun
policy, or secure fair elections, and he con
cludes: "The President will find this out
when it is too late for him to correct the
Mr. Blnnt's understandingiscorroborated
at the White House, where it is said that
the President does not intend to repudiate
the Southern Repnblicans, but wants-to ex
tend the lines of the party in the Sonth, so
as to embrace within its organization white
men of independent views. In other words,
he proposes to find men of influenc; among
the conservative element of the Democratic
party who will accept the prominent office!
and serve as a nucleus for a new organiza
tion. PBEFEBBED TO SCBIFTTJBE.
When he asked whether Democrats who
came Into the Republican fold would be
given offices in preference to the old line
Republicans, the inquirer was referred to
that passage of Scripture which says: "There
is more joy over one sinner that repenteth
than over the, ninety-and-nine that went
These announcements are causing con
sternation among the Southern Republicans,
and they are running in great distress to
the Northern leaders of the party, to have
them enter a remonstrance, but General
Harrison has demonstrated beyond question
the fact that he is President of the United
States and that he is going to give the offices
to whoever he thinks best
HARRISON IS TIRED OUT.
Ex-Secretary Endicott Sara the President
is Not leaking Well.
Washington, April -5. Ex-Secretary
Endicott, in company with bis successor,
Secretary Proctor, called on the President
this afternoon for a few minutes. He af
terward talked quite freely with a reporter.
He said he felt relieved at being once more
a private citizen, and added:
?I feel as any hard working man would natur
ally feel when his load had been lifted or bis
task taken away from him. The President
does not seem to be looking very well: he evi
dently needs rest. I had not seen him since
morning of the 4th of March, and he has the
appearance of a man whet is thoroughly tired:
he necessarily must be so. The American
people put too much strain on their Presidents,
The work ought to be delegated, and the time
is near at hand when It will have to be. Our
great need is a more extended civil service.
This is the only Government where there is a
scramble for office undignified, unpatri
oticand until the tenure is made secure
and the places are filled with good men
the President will be overburdened. Look at
England. There is a free Government and
there themen who desire to enter the employ
of the Government are tested thoroughly, and
if found competent are offered every induce
ment to stay in the service. Within the life,
time or the generation now being born there
will be in this country an army of officials 800,
000 strong. Then the civil service will be a
necessity, and then the President will have to
be relieved of his drudgery of appointments by
heads of departments and bureaus, because no
one man will be able to do the work. The work
of reform would not commence too soon If it
were put into operation at once.
The President has practically determined
to take a few days' rest and recreation out
side of Washington as soon as he can do so
without sacrificing the public interests.
nDCAHQ the fiodowtvisiom of the. nighty
UiluAnlO, tire the subject of a fascinating
article in to-morrouft DISPATCH; based on ma
terial coUcte& 6v the American Society of
Psychical Research, which is investigating the
BMloeoBht ,ef dreamt, visions, warnings and
jireWftng from 'cCttienttjlipoM of view;?
PITTSBURG. SATURDAY, APRHi
HE MUEDEEED EiGHT.
Arrest of a Man Who Killed a Husband,
Wife and fclx.Chlldren Iforts to
Hide the Crime by Bnrnlns '
Foedtce, Abb?, April 5. C. B. Dick
son, sheriff of Titus county, Texas, has ar
rested Frank Bhnlz here on a charge of
murder. On the night of Deoember 10 last,
the house of J. B- King, a well-to-do farmer
of Titus county, was burned and the charred
'remains of King, his wife and six children
were found in the ashes. Upon examination
it was found that the skulls of all the fam
ily had been crushed in, and an ax and
hatchet were found in the house.
On the day alter the murder 'King and
his son, aged 20, had killed hogs and as they
were to mo ve into a new house a few hun
dred yards distant, thev had carried the meat
to the new house, and young King slept
there to guard the meat the night of the
murder. Before going down to the new
house for the night, yonng King had used
the ax and had left it at the yard gate.
Suspicion pointed to King's son-in-law,
Shulz, a first cousin to the young man ar
rested here, who had run away, with King's
daughter, and hadforge3 an order for mar
riage license. And it was the fear of being
prosecuted for the forgery that caused him
to murder King and his family.
Shulz, the son-Gi-law, had made threats,
and has since confessed to a friend that he
and his cousin did the killing; that he
killed King and 'his wife, and that his
cousin killed the six children, .and
then set fire to the house. The chil
dren were from 2 to 14 years of age, and
were all found where the beds stood, ex
cept a girl, 11 years of age, who was found
near the door, as though trying to escape.
Young Shnlz, who was arrested here, came
to Dallas county Jn January with John
Parham, and has since been living with
Mr. Parham. He says he can prove he
was 43 miles away 'at the time of the killing,
bnt Sheriff Dickson says he has positive
WOULD $200 DO IT?
A Terr Suspicions Official Complaint Against
the Grand Jury.- '
Captain Mercer, of the Second police dis
trict last night prepared a report for Chief'
Brown in regard to a case of illegal liquor
selling in his district. Captain" Mercer
raided the'honse in question and captured a
lot of beer and a keg of whisky. He lodged
an information and the case was sent to the
grand jury. With five witnesses Captain
Mercer was on hand to make good his case.
He says that the grand jury heard his testi
mony, part of which was that he had bought
and paid for whisky on the premises. They
refused to hear the other witnesses after this
evidence. To the Captain's surprise the bill
This action is a puzzling and bothering
one to the police. The officers of the Second
district are greatly troubled with unlicensed
liquor bouses, and are making ohard fight
to suppress them. In this instance Captain
Mercer says he 'was offered J5O0 if he-would
let the case go by default, and he says that
when he declined the offer an attempt was
made to buy his superior officer, Inspector
Whltehouse, for $200, to get him to use his
influence in having the matter dropped.
This effort failed, as had the attempt on
Captain Mercer, and the case went up to
the grand jury.
THB MA10B WASTS TO FIGHT.
v jtt milk dealers wno water tne milk ana sell it
OWeB,ttSl,,e,"e4'fi,r,Tin,4anlteratpdvto the public. Well, gentle
dv - .political Methods.
rlPICIAL TKLIORAM TO TlEPISrATCII.l
Dentee, April 5. It looks as if Denver
would furnish the cquntry with another
sensation. At the recent municipal elec
tion Wolfe Londoner, the Republican nomi
nee, was elected Mayor by a small majority,
after one of the most corrupt fights ever
known in politics. Voters were offered
money at the polls, while many were as
saulted for not allowing themselves to be
bribed. , Last night the Citizens' Com
mittee, 'composed ot reputable Republi
cans who , declined to support
their party nominee, held a mass meeting at
which the present incumbent. Mayor Lee,
and Mr. Londoner were denounced and sub
scriptions were raised to contest the late
election. Among the speakers was C. L.
Rockwell, who denounced Mayor Lee in
most unfitting terms.
This has aroused the ire of theMayor, and
this afternoon he sent word to Mr. Rockwell
that if an apology was not forthcoming
within the next 48 hours he would kill him
on sight Rockwell says he will never
apologize, and thus the matter rests. The
affair has caused a great sensation.
AN ORIGINAL EXPEBSSMAN.
Death at Harrlsbnrs- of One of Alvin Adams'
ISMtCIAL TELIGBAM TO THI DISriTCn.l
Habbisbubg, April 5. George Wash
ington Simmons, a prominent citizen of this
city, died last night in his 76th year. In
his early life Mr. Simmons ran a line of
boats between Pittsburg and Philadelphia,
and when the canal line business drooped,
he established a freight line between Har
risburg and Philadelphia. He belonged to,
the first pauenger crew on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad that operated west of this
city, filling the position of baggagemaster.
When the Adams Express Company was
started, Mr. Simmons was one of the first
employes of the company in Hamsburg,
and it is related that he and Alvin Adams,
founder of the company, carried the first
two express packages across the Allegheny
ANOTHER LETTER FROM STANLEY.
The Explorer Has Written to the Koynl Ge
LOKSOX, April 5. The Royal Geograph
ical Society has received a letter from
Henry M. Stanley. The contents consist
chiefly of a report Jon the geographical re
sults of the explorer's march. The letter
will be read at a meeting of the society on
Monday evening t ;xt
The report that Henry .Mr Stanley nnd
Emm Pasha were marching toward Zanzi
bar, is believed in official circles at Brussels.
Surprise is expressed, however, that Emin
Pasha should hare abandoned the lake
provinces. The itory in possession of the
party is estimated to be worth 3,000,000
Secretary Noble to Bnlld a Honse,
rsrxcux. telegram to tm dispatch. i
WASHiNGTOir,A.pril 5. Secretary Noble,
has followed the (example f Postmaster
General Wanamaker, and purchased a site
for a residence in the city of Washington.
The location he bs chosen is in the most
fashionable quarter of the city, on K street,
and it is understood that he will build a
residence there during the present snmmer.
Dr. Roberts Lives la Hopes.
rsrxciJU. telegi am to thx dispatcii.i
Washington, April B. Editor BIoss,
of the Titusville Merald, who has been
down here for som i days- getting in valiant
wdrk for Dr. Roberts, who wants the mission
to the Argentine Republic, left for home
this evening feeling that the prospects were
very good for the doctor's success.
an article defending the truth of the tncarnaS
aon oj oAi-Ht, ana aaumg a scamtng anacic
upon me ugneennm oj me age.
"'But I supply the Mercy Hospital with.
Is Yerr Inadequately Proved fw"?"S JMffiK
by Milk Dealers Organizing.
THE UBITEDEFFORT 05 SHIPPERS
Causes Their Local Opponents, the Dealers,
to Meet and Beeolve
TO BOICOTTTHAT CEEAMEEI COMPANT.
The People (a PJttsboTg' Hid Better Look Oat for Kelt
Milk dealers won't buy of organized
producers. They hope to supply a 20,000-
gallon demand on Monday by getting 3,000
gallons of milk at noon. Can they? The
producers' local agent, Mr. Reed, will have
20,000 or 30,000 gallons on that day. How
will he reach consumers without the
medium of dealers? It looks as if the or
ganized revolution on both sides would
hardly result in all demands being im
"Aman'spooket is ..the tenderest spot
about him, and when he finds that he is
touched there he will surely retaliate and
try to get back his own." That is what one
of the milk dealers remarked at the meeting
held in the Keystone Hotel, and another
"Now, I guess we shall, beable to get some
kind of spirit of unity among the dealers,
and form an organization for our mutual
benefit and protection. Had we been able
to get as many men together three weeks
ago, and men who were as resolved and de
termined as we are here to-night, the milk
shippers would never have been able to
make such a combination with Mr., J. O.
Reed, of the Chartiers Creamery Company."
There were over 100 of these stfrred-up
men in the dining room of the hotel last
night; and, when Mr. Dilworth called the
meeting to order, those present were all as
quiet and attentive as possible. That gentle
man, in a very few words, asked his audi
ence whether they had read last Wednesday
morning's Dispatch, and, if so, what they
proposed to do in regard to the matter.
. CHARGES-OF FOUIi PIJLT.
In reply to this there were a good many
speeches made. Mr. Eyrich stated that the
shippers had not treated them fairly, and
had not given the committee of dealers a
proper opportunity to negotiate with them.
He intimated that the object of Dr. Irwin,
Mr.' Martin and several more of the ship
pers had been for some time to drive
the dealers out of the business. Whether
they would succeed, however, was another
thing. He thought they couldn't
"Dr. Irwin," he continued, "stated that
he wanted every child in Pittsburg and Al
legheny to drink as good milk as he gives
his children. Well, if they do, I am sorry
for the children; that is all!"
Then another gentleman spoke up: "Mr.
Reed, as agent for the farmers, speaks of
men, we all know that if we have any
watered milk it has generally been tam-
pered with by the farmer. We all know
that we could make a long list of the names
of the farmers who have been sued and
fined for watering their' milk; but no one
ever heard of a dealer being fined for palm
ing off adulterated milk on 'the consumers.
DOTTBTING HIS 'WOED.
"Then there is another thing. Mr. Reed
claimed, in last Wednesday's Dispatch,
that his combination with the farmers would
result in a benefit to the consumers. Now,
I say that is a falsehood, and I will prove it
right here. Supposing, we go to Mr. Reed
and buy the mils: of him at his price. Is
there any sane man who .will believe that
the dealer will lose anything on that ac
count? Not by a long shot! If we have to
pay more for the milk we will raise the
price on the consumer, naturally. So, after
all, he will -pay the difference; and if that
is any advantage to the consumer I would
like to see where it comes in."
Mr. Kelly Gentlemen, I think that the
offer made us by Mr. Reed is a very fair
one. I was in his store this afternoon and
had a talk with him. He assured me that
this combination had not been gone into to
the detriment of the dealer. He told me
that they would see that we could get the
milk at the same price as before. Mind
you, I am a dealer, and I do- not want to
preach to you the cause of the shipper; but
our business is in such a demoralized condi
tion, and there is such cutting of prices going
on among the dealer, that I am glad that
at last something is coming forward, at
tempting to bring the dealers' price to
A UNIFORM BASIS.
"Whether that proposition comes from
Mr. Reed or anvbony else, makes no differ
ence to me. We were just now informed
that the price of milk on the Sonthside is 20
cents; in Allegheny it is 18 cents, and in
Pittsburg it is even now 16 cents per gal
lon." "Yes," said Mr. Hemingray, "and Mr.
Martin, our Secretary over there, will come
over from Allegheny and sell It even now
for 14 cents in the Diamond Market"
Mr. Martin acknowledged the corn, bnt
said he bad good reasons for doing so;
reasons that were only known to himself
and his customers.
Similar accusations of underselling each
other and cutting prices were now exchanged
in a very lively manner. When Mr. Dil
worth succeeded in establishing order Mr.
G. Eyrich once more obtained -the floor.
"Gentlemen," he said, "all this wrang
ling is of no use. I now make the motion
to form a permanent organization of the
milk dealers of Pittsburg and Allegheny."
Mr. Kelz And I amend that motion to
the effect that a committee be at once ap
pointed to draft a constitution and by-laws.
Mr. Hemiugray And I make another
amendment to the effect that every member
put up a $500 bond as a guarantee that he
will abide by all resolutions of the organi
zation. "You must take us to be all Vender
bilfsl" was the interruption made to Mr.
Hemingray, and he was induced to make
the bond only $100.
In that shape the original motion and the
amendments were unanimously adopted. A
committee of six was then appointed to meet
next Wednesday night at Mr. Walker's,
100 Grant street, to draw up the constitu
tion. EVEBYONE Off THEM SIGNED.
Then all members present came forward
and signed their names to show-their good
This having been accomplished. Mr. WaT
Hs, of Allegheny, got up, saying. "Now
that we are organized, I move that we as a
body pledge overlives not to buy a drop of
milk from Mr. Reed."
The motion was ieconded and quickly
But when themen began to think calmly
on the matter some Of them asked: "But
where shall we get milk for our cus
tomers?" "That makes no difference. There will
be a. shortage anyhow for a couple of days,
and we will have to do the beet we can until
'this 'thine is netUed," 'replied somebody;
"The Reed-Irwin combination won't last
for long, anyhow, and as long as they can
Keep it up we can, too.
to Mr. Reed and bnv
leave the hospital without milk."
J3- r .- r t- -
At this juncture Mr. Dilworth came to
the rescue by stating that he thought ha
could make arrangements with somebody to
have 3,000, gallons of milk brought to the
city eyen on Monday, if the association
would authorize him to do so, and guar
antee to. take it from him. This was agreed
to, and these 3,000 gallons will be divided
among the dealers. Unfortunately, how
.ever, that milk cannot be brought into the
city until 12 o'clock on Monday, and there
is1 every probability that jsn Monday
morning there will be a amine of milk,
greatfcvor lees, all oyer the two cities.
XHETjptWEBB TEBT HOT.
At this period' of the proceedings some
body read a long article containing all
kinds of defamatory epithets against Mr.
Reed, Mr. Irwin and the farmers. Then
the meeting was adjourned.
A call was made by a reporter at Mr.
Reed's office a little later, and that gentle
man said, after hearing what had been done
at the dealers' meeting:
"The action of those dealers does not
affect me in the least I have already made
arrangements with the largest dealers and
the reliable men, and they will take their
milk from me. This project was mainly
started for the purpose of getting rid of the
unprincipled dealers, and I think there is
no doubt that we will accomplish it Even
if these men succeed in getting milk for a
day or so from Ohio, we will put the price
so low that they cannot compete with our
EIS OWN ENEMY.
Sad Fare of the Brilliant Husband of Grace
Hawthorne, the Actress A Stan
Capable of Many Things,
bat Unable to Curb
rSFZCXlS txlxgbam to thi pisr ATCH. I
MnnrBAPOLis, April 5. Poor John
Murray is dead the veteran actor. He was
well known in Minneapolis during his con
nection with the Pence Opera House. He
died yesterday, at Marshalltown, Iowa, a
wretched and broken-down old man.
John Murray,-who was one of the best
known actors in the country, was 70 years
old. He was born somewhere in New En
gland; and as a boy learned the trade of a
painter. When about 20 years of age he
r drifted on the stage, and soon became known
all through. New England as an actor of
more than usual talent He played such
parts as Solon Shingle, and believed him
self the best Sip Fan Winkle on the stage.
It was while he was at the height of his
popularity that he took to drnk and put
himself in the power of the enemy that
blighted his life and finally brought him to
a miserable death.
AboutlfSCO John Murray became man
ager of a theater in Providence, R. I., when
he met Grace Cortland, who afterward be
came his wife. At that time Grace Cort
land, or Hawthorne as she is now known,
was a variety actress. Murray saw she had
talent, and it was he who made her famous.
About 1878 Murray and Miss Cortland
came to Minneapolis and started what was
practically the beginning of the stock
theater business here. Murray had a
genius for stagecraft; he painted scenery
himself, and finally succeeded in gathering
about him an excellent company, and soon
made his theater extremely popular.
, "A number of actors, who have since be
offle famous, began their career at the old
PenceOperaJIouJe, while it was under the
management of Johm Murray. Among
ihem Frederick Bryton, Melbourne Mc
Dowell and wife, and Clarence Handyside,
who was' here last week in the "Jim, the
Penman" company. The second season,
however, the company began to go down,
and Murray finally put a company on the
road and left the city.
During his stay in Minneapolis, Murray
kept himself perfectly sober, but after leav
ing the city he fell into his old ways. Grace
Cortland left him. and he went steadily
down until, when he appeared in Minne
apolis, about 18 months ago, and played a
short engagement at the Pence, he was but
a shadow of his former self. For the past
two months Murray has been in very poor
health and has been cared for by theatrical
A B16 BOOJI IN LAND.
Phosphate Territory In Sonth Carolina
Commanding Very Fancy Prices,
rSriCUI- TEtEOEAM TO TBI DISPATCH.1
OhabEesto, S. C., April 5. There is
an unexpected .boom here in phosphate
lands. A half dozen or more capitalists
from New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia
and Boston Wre-been in the city for the
past six or eight days, inquiring for phos
phate lands, and within the past week three
tracts, averaging 300 to 400 acres each, have
been sold at prices ranging- from $60,000 to
$vu,uw. xnese sales nave maae tne land
owners stiff, and prices have gone np rapid
ly. Lands which six months ago might
have been purchased at (30 an acre, are now
Held at $200 to $300 an acre, and the holders
are reluctant to sell, even at these figures.
There are thousands of acres of phosphate
lands in this section jet undeveloped.
What is known as the land rock isgenerally
sold to the fertilizer manufacturers of
Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia, New
York, Baltimore and other manufacturing
centers, and always command a large ad
vance over the price of river rock, which is
mostly snipped to .Europe, .mere are a
number of land companies here, but they
seldom mine below six feet, and most of this
territory has been occupied. It seems now
that there 'is a demand for phosphate lands
here, and the prices per acre have advanced
over 100 per cent in the last fortnight,
LYNCHED IN DDE PORJT.
A Xob Hanging That Was as Orderly as a
KNOXVILI.E, Tesit., April 5. John
Wolfenborger, the escaped convict who shot
and killed IjSberiff Greenlee, of Grainger
county, 'Wednesday, was taken to-day from
the county jaij at Rutledge and hanged by
the citizens. When captured last night
Wolfenborger was suffering from a wound
inflicted by the Sheriff's posse. The citizens
surrounded the jail last night to lynch him,
but decided to wait for daylight
The jail was strongly guarded by citizens
to preyent Wolfenborger's escape. Before
noon to-day nearly halt the male population
of Grainger county was in Rutledge. About
noon the jail, was broken open, and the
prisoner taken out and hanged. The hang
ing was as orderly as a legal execution.
AS OLD AS ANI OF THE1T.
A Kentucky Colored Man Whose Ago Is
Placed at 116 Years.
ISEECIAL TELEGKAM 10 TOT DISPATCH.!
Habbodsbubg, Ky., April C An old
colored man who makes his home at Mrs.
Marion Kyle's, near this city, is 116 years
old. His name is Elijah Bledsoe. He is
healthy, and though he uses a cane, he
walks briskly and does light chores. He
w TiAmi In' Ghrrsrrl ftnnnfv an' was tnA
r. property of old Billy Bledsoe!
xne 01a man says he has a distinct recol
lection of "Mr. George Washington's war,"
and remembers when they dratted people
from Kentucky to go. to Mississippi to put
ttma manner Mi to-mar-
rous Dispatch ft Frank a, CantnUr,
And a. Judicial, Decree Beyers the; Galling
Marriage Bonds. ' -fAfl
TIB DEPENDANT DOES NOT APPEAS,!
Bnt Writes a Statement Ccmplitnlnsr of a Member of
His Wife's Tronpe.
Miss Maggie Mitchell has gone over to
the great majority of divorced aetrsssas.
She made a good case against her husband.
Thn latter refused to make any defense, bat'
sent a statement alleging that his wife ren"
fused to discharge a member of Her com
pany who was distasteful to him The de
cree in divorce was obtained in New Jersey.
ISrlClAL TZXXeBAX TO TBI DISrATCH.1
Tbesioit, N. J., April 5. Maggia
Mitchell is free to marry again if sha-
chooses. Her petition for a divorce from
her husband, Henry T. Paddock, bas been)
granted. Chancellor McGill signed the de
cree several days ago, upon the conclusions
of Colonel S. M. Dickinson, the advisory
master. Maggie Mitchell's only allegation
against her husband was that of infidelity '
to his marriage vows. She charged him
with intimacy with Minnie E.. Moore, ex
tending over two years, in the city of Syra
cuse, N. Y., while she and her company
were playing there.
Through hi counsel, "Wither A. Heisley,
of Long Branch, who drew the answer to
Maggie Mitchell's bill of complaint, Pad
dock denied the charges, pronouncing them
"a most unfounded and cruel Imputation," '
and charged that his wife persistedia taking
on the road with her a certain employe
whom he wishsd her to discharge. For this
reason he left her at Long Branch and took
np his residence in New York. The name
of the employe was not given Beyond,
this Paddock made no defense and refused
to go on the witness stand.
THE CASE TRIED QUIETLY.
When the evidence for the plaintiff was
in it was agreed to submit the case without''
argument of counsel. The testimony was
taken quietly in Jersey Cityand Rochester
before Counsellor Wainwrigbt Maggia
Mitchell gave her evidence in Jersey City,
at Taylor's Hotel, within the past few
weess. She was represented by John E.
Lanning, of Long Branch, and Mr. Heisley
appeared for the defendant
Maggie Mitchell testified that she was a
resfdent of Elberon, Long Branch) in this,
State. She married Henry T. Paddock in
Troy on the 13th of July, 1869, and con
tinued to live with, him until October 1,
1887. In November, 1882, Mr. Paddock
was unduly intimate with Minnie E.
Moore, then a resident of Syracuse, but now
married to a man named Havens and living
Miss Mitchell said she had not lived with
her husband since March, 1888, when she
discovered his infidelity, by opening a let
ter addressed to. him by Miss Moore. She
(Maggie 'Mitchell) went to Syracuse to see
Minnie Moore, who at once frankly ad
mitted that she had been intimate with
Paddock. Maggie Mitchell doubted the
truth of the woman's assertions until the
latter described him accurately. Minnie
Moore consentetf to be a witnessjfor Maggia
Mitchell should the latter institute a pro
ceeding for divorce.
THESE WAS NO COLltTSIOK.
The plaintiff said further on the witness
stand that she, had had intimations of her
husband's infidelity before, but never be
lieved them. Being asked the question she
said that there was no collusion between
herself and her husband for the purpose oi
obtaining a divorce. She had not recog
nized him as her husband since she acci
dentally read Minnie Moore's letter to him.
In conclusion she' averred that she had
always been a trne wife to Paddock and had
provided for him instead of his providing
Counselor Lanning testified that he went
to Rochester and heard the evidence given
by Minnie Moore. The latter produced a
large photo of Paddock, which was marked
as an exhibit in the case but which he lost
Out of his satchel. He (Lannfng) has
known Paddock for 15 years and recognized
the photo as a likeness of him. Minnie
testified that Maggie Mitchell had visited
her. Maggie Mitchell told her that Pad
dock had abused her and that she wanted to
procure a divorce from him and so she
(Minnie) without hesitation said she would
be a witness for her. Minnie Moore de
tailed her meetings in Syracuse in 1882 and
1881 with Paddock, and upon this evidence
Chancellor McGill granted the decree of
THE NAPOLEONS IN TROUBLE.
Two Store Indictments Found Against Ivea
and His Confederates.
New Yobk, April 8. Two additional
indictments were to-day found against Ives,
Staynor and Woodruff for the fraudulent
issue of Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
Railroad stock to the extent of 7,100 shares
common stock. "When they were engaged
in securing control of the Cincinnati, Ham
ilton and Davton Railroad thev were con-
I fronted with a block of stock held in trust
by Hugh J. Jewett, ex-President of the
Erie; Michael Work, a, wealthy Cincinnati
pork packer, and A. "S. Winslow, Vice
President of the First National Bank of
Cincinnati. This stock aggregated 12,000
Ives bought the stock for 150 and deposited
a small margin. He hurried from Cincin
nati to this city, and after securing the trans
fer books issued 7,100 shares, which he sold,
and with the money thus secured he paid
for the 12,000. Assistant District Attorney
Parker, who has charge of the case, said to
day that the day for the trial of Ives and
Staynor will be fixed some time this term.
A C0MMUN1TI BADLY RATTLED.
Strange Noises and Tiotent Tremblings
Coming From the Earth.
ISr-XOAX. TELXOBAM TO TBX DISPATCH. 1
Caxajohabiz, N. Y., April 6. A reign
of terror exists among the residents of East
Hill, caused by strange and unearthly rum
blings coming from the bowels of the earth.
The noise is such as to rattle the windows
and make the houses. tremble as if by an
earthquake. Several nights in succession
the earth has shook so perceptibly that
people sound asleep have been awakened.
No less than 30 families have beendis-
The rumbling has no particular time of
visitation, but is heard in the daytime and
at night Some 6f the residents think of
moving if the strange noise continues. No
one has as yet been able to solve the mys
tery, unless natural gas is working its way
to the surface.
taining special at tides, the news ot the world,
and the announcements of our live men in the
Sunday issue of The Dispatch. You should
not mist this extraordinary 30-pogemmber.