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MYSTERY OF THE SEA.
A Passenger Steamship Discovered
Abandoned in Mid-Ocean.
MANX HUNDREDS WERE ON BOARD
"ffhen the Fated Vessel Lett Port for the
Shores of America.
OP THE BOATS WERE MISSING.
Tb Agents Believe the Passengers Were Eescued by
", Another Ship.
The steamer City of Chester discovered
the Denmark, of the Thingvaila; line,
abandoned in mid ocean. The ihip was in
a sinking condition, and all of her boats
were gone. The Denmark left Copenhagen
with oTer 700 persons on board, including
passengers and crew. The officials of the
company cling to the hope that these hare
been rescued. The passengers were mainl y
Sew York, April 12. The news of the
discovery of the steamer Denmark, aban
doned in midocean, caused the greatest ex
citement in shipping circles here. The
matter is as yet truly a mystery of the sea,
and it is impossible to say whether hun
dreds of persons have found watery graves
or whether a single soul has been lost.
The Inman line steamer City of Chester
arrived at Qneenstown yesterday, and her
Captain reported that on April 8, in lati
tude 46 north, longitude 37 west, she passed
the Danish steamer Denmark, from Chris
tiansand, Copenhagen, etc., for New York.
The Denmark had been abandoned by her
crew. Her stern was level with the sea and
her bow stood high out of the water. She
was apparently sinking. All of the boats
were gone from the davits, and the aban
doned vessel had a most melancholy ap
pearance. After watching the wreck for
some hours and observing no sign of life
the City of Chester resumed her course.
The Denmark was a vessel of 2,260 tons
and belonged to the Thingvaila Line. She
was commanded by Captain Knudson. The
Denmark was formerly the Belgian
steamer Jan BreydeL She was a bark
rigged vessel and was 340 feet long, 40 feet
in breadth and 26 feet deep. She was built
at Newcastle, England, in 1880.
Punch, Edye & Co. are the If ew York
agents of the Thingvaila Line, to which the
abandoned steamer belongs. They refused
at first to believe the reports, but full ad
vices showed conclusively that it was the
Denmark which the City of Chester had
seen. The office of the company was soon
thronged with people anxiously inquiring
for news. One of the firm said:
We have a cable dispatch to the effect that
the Denmark Jef t Chnstiansand on March 2fl,
on her first voyage under her new flag and
same. She had been completely overhauled,
and It was thought by all that she was the best
of our fleet. There were on board of her at the
time of her departure at least 710 people. Of
these 6S0 were passengers. To manage and
to look after the comforts of this large number
cf passengers there must have been at least 60
in the crew, and probably the number may
have reached 100, or perhaps 125. There are
therefore to be accounted for the lives of from
710 to 775 people.
No list of the passengers on board the
ill-fortuned steamship is to be had in this
city. Among the first callers at the office
of Punch, Edye & Co. was Morris Stover,
a young farmer from somewhere in Massa
clmtts, who got there last night to await the
arrival ot the steamer upon which his
brother and sweetheart had taken passage.
His grief was uncontrollable.
A DELUSIVE HOPE.
It was hoped the steamship Eider might
bring in the passengers, or at least some
news of them. The Eider reached her dock
alter 1 o'clock this afternoon. She did not
see anything of the Denmark, and her offi
cers were greatly surprised,when told the,
The steamship Iceland, of the Thingvaila
line, which lett Copenhagen four days later
than the Denmark and is due here now,
will probably bring some intelligence of the
The Denmark was formerly the freight
steamer Jan Brydel, of the White Cross
line. Last fall Messrs. Punch, Edye & Co.,
who are also agents of the latter line, had
the vessel put in condition for passenger
traffic, rechristened her Denmark and trans
ferred her to the Thingvaila fleet. This was
the vessel's first trip lrom the other side
under her new colors. Tne reported dis
aster vividly recalls the collision of the
steamship Thingvaila, of the same line, last
summer, by which many lives were lost.
THE COMPANY'S IDEA.
The agents of the steamship line this "veil
ing issued the following, which indicates
that they still hope for the best:
As some of the comments on the reported
loss ol the Danish steamer Denmark express
the apprehension that this disaster may have
been accompanied by heavy loss of life, we beg
leave to state, for the benefit of all persons who
have friends on board the ill-fated boat, our be
lief to the contrary. When sighted b y the City
Chester on Monday last in latitude 4a55 north
longitude 37.16 west, the decks aft and the sails
were in pieces, but the vessel was floating, and,
although the reporting steamer expressed the
belief that she would shortly founder, this did
not occur during all the time that elapsed from
the hour she as first sighted.
The Denmark was floating directly in the
track of the transatlantic steamers, and we
believe bejond peradventure that the passen
gers and crew were taken off some time, possi
bly as far back as a couple of days before the
City of Chester sighted the wreck, since the
Denmark, having left Christiansand on the
26th of March, should, under ordinary circum
stances, have advanced considerably beyond
the position found in. If the wrecked passen
gers and crew had not been picked up they
would naturally, even if embarked m
BOATS AJTD ON BAFTS,
have remained in the neighborhood of the
wreck, the presence of which wonld be much
more likely to attract the passing steamers
than small boats or rafts would. The City of
Chester evidently did not find the slightest
wreckage near the vessel, such as might be at
tributable to smashed or otherwise incapaci
tated boats, while the steamer bore no sign
whatever of human life. We confidently be
lieve, therefore, that, with the possible excep
tion of single casualties, such as may occur
during the transfer of so many people from one
vessel to another, the passengers and crew of
the Denmark are safe, and will ere long be
heard of as on board of one of the transatlantic
steamers. Very respectfully,
Fusch. Edye 4 Co..
General Agents Thingvaila Steamship Co.
-,The business of the Thingvaila company
is" confined largely to immigrant traffic, and
it is almost certain that the great proportion
of her passengers belonged to that class.
The general opinion in shipping circles is
that the passengers and crew were trans
ferred to some other steamers. If they had
only their boats to depend on, there could
scarcely fail to be great loss of life.
VERT PKITATE EXECUTIONS.
Some Kewn In Mexico That the Newspapers
Did Not Publish.
rsrxctu. tzlzbuxxto the dispatch.
New Yoke, April 12. A private letter
received in New Ycrk yesterday, from a
trustworthy gentleman residing at the City
of Mexico, says:
Four of the men arrested on the charge of
being implicated In the derailnientof President
Diaz's train a few weeks ago, have been shot.
The execution was carried out very quietly,
as not Infrequently happens in such
cases in this country. Newspapers
and news agencies did not publ'sh the fact, as
editors stand in wholesome awe of imprison
ment and do not give publicity to events which
the Governmental authorities prefer should re
main in obscurity.
Sy the way the prospect now Is that we are
going to hare exciting times before lone. The
impression is deepening in many minds that
President Diaz will not be able to maintain his
position to the end of the present term. In
deed, many think that General Gonzale will
succeed to the Presidency before 18 months
STREET CAB STRIKERS
Prevent AHCnra From Running In Minneap
olis nnd St. PnnI Mounlpd Police Charse
the Crowd -The First Blood Shed.
Minneapolis, April 12. The street car
strike is becoming more lively. A few
minutes before 4 o'clock this afternoon
there was a serious disturbance on Wash
ington avenue near "West avenue south. A
Fourth avenue car had with great difficulty
made its way to the turntable and was on
its wav hart.
It was surrounded by a huge and excited
crowd, who hurled abuse of all sorts at its
occupants. Finally someone set the brake
on the rear platform and stopped it. At
this juncture a squad of mounted policemen
dashed out of the alleyway lrom the Central
police station and rushed at full speed Into
the crowd with clubs drawn. Once in the
enter of the crowd they arrested three men
aid retreated. The crowd was constantly
augmenting and getting very violent. To
make matters worse a number of express
wagons filled with strikers drove in front of
the cars and succeeded in so filling up the
-Ima f melrA n fvimnletft blockade.
The driver of the car finally unhooked J
his horses and went Off amid the cneers oi
the crowd, leaving the car standing on the
track. One of tho policemen valiantly
shot a dog, and the poor canine's blood was
as far as is known all that was spilled on
this the second day of the strike.
The street car strike extended from Min
neapolis to St Paul this afternoon, when
all the men, except those on the cable lines,
went out. The cause of the strike is the
same as that at Minneapolis the men
object to the reduction of 25 per cent in
their wages, which has been ordered. Ev
erything is quiet.
TROUBLE IN TWO CHUECHES.
Saothern Presbyterians and Episcopalians
Worried Over Old Sores.
rsrxciAi. tixxqkax to TuiDisrATciM
Chablestoh, 8. C, April 12. There is
trouble in the Episcopal and Presbyterian
churches in South Carolina. In the Pres
bytery to-day occurred the election for del
egates to the Presbyterian General Assem
bly in the South. The vital issue in this
church is the "Body of Man," which was
made an issue by the expulsion of Br.
Woodrow from the Theological Seminary
of South Carolina. Dr. "Woodrow believed
in the evolution of man, subject to the
divine act of creation. He was expelled
some three years ago, but his case has been
brought up again and again before every
Presbytery, Synod and Assembly in the
South ever since. At the Charleston Pres
bytery to-day a distinct issue was made, and
the anti-Wobdrow delegates were elected by
The negro is the issue in the Episcopal
Church. He has been an issue for six or
seven years. Three Tears ago he became so
prominent an issue that nearly one-half of
the parishes represented in the Diocesan
Convention seceded, and these parishes have
since kept out of the convention. To-day a
meeting of the seceders was held in this
city, and it was decided to make an effort to
patch up a peace. With this object the
conference recommends the seceding par
ishes to elect delegates to the coming con
vention and to ask a preliminary con
ference before the meeting ot the conven
tion. The plan of the proposed compro
mise seems to be to admit the negro clergy
men who are now on the 'Bishop's roll, but
to bar out all new comers, and to establish
a sort of side convention for the negroes,
subject to the Bishop of the Diocese.
B0EEY HE HAD TO U0.
Secretary Blaine's Letter of Regret
Perry Belmont's Leaving Spain.
"Washington, April 12. The following
is a copy of the letter which Secretary
Blaine sent to Mr. Perry Belmont, in re
sponse to the latter's cabled resignation of
his office as Minister of the United States to
Department of State, J
Washington, March U, 1SS9. (
Sib: On the morning of the 1st instant a
telegram was received from you reading as
I hereby place mv resignation
at the President's disposal.
Your request has been complied with, and I
am directed by the President to inform you
hat, in deference to your expressed wish, you-1
resignation is accepted, with regret; that your
voluntary retirement deprives the service or a
faithful and competent representative. While
it is naturally inferable, from the language of
your telegram, that yon hold yourself at the
service of the President, and while it is gratify
ing to assume that you will continue to accept
ably perfoim the duties of your office
until your successor's arrival. it
appeared courteous and proper, in advising
yon by telegraph of the acceptance of your
resignation, to ascertain your willingness to
remain at your post until relieved, and I have
accordingly to-day telegraphed ou, saying
your resignation is- accepted, and askinr
whether it onld be agreeable to await the ar
rival of your successor. Pending the receipt
of your reply to this inquiry, further instruc
tions in regard to the presentation of your let
ter or recall are necessarily deferred. The
President has sent to the Senate the nomina
tion of ex-Senator Thomas W. Palmer, of
Michigan, as your successor.
I am, etc... etc,
James G. Blaine.
SATED BT A SCREAM.
A Woman Supposed to Be Dead Suddenly
Returns to Life.
tSFXCIAZ. TKbEGRAX TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Chicago, April 12. Eleven weeks ago
Mrs. Aimer Wells, of this city, was pros
trated with rheumatic fever. The disease
finally penetrated the spinal marrow and the
sufferer became unconscious. Xast Monday
she appeared to be dying. Her eyes became
glassy, her head fell back and her jaw
dropped. Her heart, it is said, ceased to
beat. The nurse declared that the woman
was dead. Mrs. Wells' mother was not in
the room at the time. When she entered
the chamber half an hour later the aged
woman screamed and fell upon the floor. As
she did Mrs. Wells' eyes opened and her
heart resumed its work.
When she returned to consciousness the
sufferer exclaimed: "I was far, far away.
Up above the earth and free from pain. I
heard you when you called me first and
heard you afterward and saw all that you
did, but so free lrom pain was I that I did
cot want to come back. Then I saw mother
enter the room, and still I wonld not come,
but when I saw the look of anguish in her
face as she saw me dead and uttered her
heartrending cry, I could stay away no
longer. So I came back." Mrs. Wells, it
is thought, will recover. .
POSTMASTERS FOE PENN8YLYANIA.
Another Bis Bitten of Keystone Slnte
ISrXCIAI. TELXQBAH TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Washisgtos', April 12. The following
postmasters were appointed to-day for Penn
sylvania: II. M. Masser, Aronburg: Jacob Anman,
Aitch; P. M. Phillip, Beaver Meadow; E. C.
Beecher, Foxburg; D. F. Alexander. Genesee
Fork: T. A McCoy, Granville; A L. Shomn,
Hamburg; C. H. Davis, Harrison Valley; F.
Deshong, Hastontown: L. H. Beck, Keenv.
ville; J. 8. Yearick, Kratzville: Mrs. L. Ham
ilton, Little: 8. G. Guletlns. "Wlllnelm; Henry
Neff. HefTs Mill; William Palmer. Werfords
burg; E. J. Trout, Wheatland Mills; J. D.
Fuller, Newton Hamilton; J. F. Hoffman,
PortTurestnn; J. C. Clements, Sprlngdale; H.
R. HllLTivoli; John Kirder, Mlnersvillej J. G.
Dag-os Choke a. Woman.
Three Italians, while under the influence
of liquor, last evening entered the house of
Mrs. Crawiord, No. 14 Isabella street, Alle
gheny. They were ordered to leave, when
one of them proceeded to choke Mrs. Craw
ford. She called for assistance and the
Italians were ejected. One or them was
arrested bv Officer Moreland, and, subse
quently, detective Murpby' arrested the
other two. They will be given a hearing
by Mayor Pearson to-day.
THE RUSH FOR LAND
Bound to Result in Serious Trorfrile
in Oklahoma Monday Week. f '
TWO LETTERS OF GREAT INTEREST
To Intending Settlers Made Public by Com
HOW TO MAKE APPLICATION FOE ENTBI.
The Precautions to Present Tolerable Order Thought
to be Sufficient.
Never before was there such excitement
over the settlement of Government lands as
at present over the coming opening of O kla
homa. About 100,000 people want to settle
there, and there are but 10,000 quarter sec
tions for them. The authorities anticipate
considerable trouble, but feel able to cope
Washington-, April 12. The Commis
sioner of the General Land Office has made
public the following letters, as being of
general interest to persons contemplating
settlement in Oklahoma:
Depastuekt or the Ixtzrior, )
' Gbxebaz. Land Office.
WASHTNQTON, D. O, April 12, 1889. )
O. M. Wilson, Esq., Arkansas City, Kan.f
Bra Yonrletterof the 4th instant, addressed
to the uon. Attorney General, In reference to
the Oklahoma lands which are to be opened to
settlement under the act of Congress of March
2. 1889, has been forwarded to him by this Office
for answer. In reply 1 have to state that the
lands in question are to be disposed of to actual
settlers, under the homestead laws only. A
party desiring to become an actual settler under
the homestead laws may initiate his claim by
entry at the District land Office, after
properlv examining and selecting the land de
sired, in which case he is allowed six months
from date of entry within which to establish
his actual residence on the land, or If he so
elect, he may initiate his claim by actual settle
ment on the land, which must consist of some
act or acts connecting himself with the par
ticular tract claimed, said act or acts to be
equivalent to an announcement of such as his
intention, and from which the pnblic generally
may have notice of his claim. Thereafter he
is allowed three months within which to make
his claim of record by entry in the District
I inclose for your farther Information copies
ot circular of January 1, 1889, and April 1, 1889.
S. 11. Stockslaqee, Commissioner.
PEOVISIONS OF THE ACT.
WaShisGTOH-, D. C, April 12.
Bon. J. 3. Ing&lls, United States Senate:
Deab Sib 1 have had the honor to receive
by reference from yon, and herewith return, a
letter addressed to you by Mr. G. T. Sommers,
dated at Oklahoma station, Indian Territory,
the 29th ultimo. In reply I have to state that
the act of March 2. 1889. to which Mr. Sommers
refers, provides, as he states, that no one shall
be permitted to enter or acquire any right to
any of the Oklahoma lands, to be disposed of
thereunder, who violates its proTisions by en
tering upon and occupying the same prior to lz
o'clock, noon, of April 22, 1889, the date fixed
in the President's proclamation of March
23, 1S89. for the said lands to
become open to settlement. The statute makes
no exception to this provjslon. I am inclined
to think, however, that when a person was
already within these lines at the date ot the
approval of the act by .proper authority, his
presence should not be regaided as a violation
of this provision of the act. The primary
jurisdiction to act upon applications to enter
rests witn tne district lanu omcers, anu mi.
Sommers may present this application for entry
to them, with proper proof of his allegations.
Should they ref nse to permit an entry, he may
appeal from their action, which would bring
his application and proofs before this office for
its adjudication of the case. Respectfully,
S. M. Stocxsiageb, Commissioner.
THE GREAT BUSH TOE XAND.
In speaking of the great line of immigra
tion now getting toward Oklahoma, Com
missioner Stockslager to-day said that from
newspaper estimates, and from information
received through official and personal
sources, he was of the opinion that fully
100,000 persons would enter Oklahoma
within a month after the 22d of April. For
these 100,000 people, said the Commissioner,
there are only about 10,000 homesteads
which maybe entered under the President's
proclamation. Therefore, for each quarter
section open to entry, there will be at least
five or six applicants.
Never before in the history of the country
has there been a parallel to it. The in
evitable result of this tremendous influx,
the Commissioner thought, would be a great
many contests, and probably some, personal
conflicts. A further result, he feared, would
be the spreading of this immense surplus
over the adjoining Indian lands, from which
it would be difficult to dislodge them with
out much trouble and possibly some blood
shed. If the commission appointed to treat
with the Cherokees for a cession of the
Cherokee outlet could complete their labors
within the next few months, so that the new
tract might be open to settlement before
Congress again meets, this might, and prob
ably would relieve the pressure. Other
wise, he feared matters would become com
plicated and the equilibrium restored with
pbesent pbecautions sufficient.
However, the commissioner has no doubt
that the precautions now being taken to
preserve order in Oklahoma and to keep the
intruders from the adjoining lands will be
amply sufficient for the purpose. The
newly appointed registers and receivers of
the recently created land offices at Guthrie
and King Fisher stage station, with their
clerks and two special agents of the depart
ment, will meet at Arkansas City, Kan., on
April 17, and together proceed to their posts
Every facility will be extended by the
local officers to applicants in making their
filings, and every effort made to dispatch
the business of the offices with expedition.
In order to save the time of the receiving
officers they will be supplied with rotary
consecutive numbering stamps instead of
making their indorsements with a pen.
The order in which an application is re
ceived, as indicated by the number stamped
upon it, will determine and settle its
priority over applications bearing a higher
A force of clerks in the General Land
Office has been hard at work since the Presi
dent's proclamation was issued preparing
platbooks, blankbooks, blanks and supplies
of all kinds for the new offices, and every
thing is said to be iu readiness.
Ms account of a cruUt among the Wat Indian
Island). He writes from Porto Rico, and de
scribes the people and scenes of that most beau
For the Better Accommodation
Of the large number of people who desire to
witness the elaborate ceremonies arranged
for the celebration of the Centennial Anni
versary of the Inauguration of General
Washington as first President of the United
States in New Xork, on Apnl 29, 30 and
May 1, the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany will sell excursion tickets to New York,
from principal stations on its system, be
tween April 27 and May 1 inclusive, at 3
cents per mile. The rate from Pittsburg for
the round trip will be ?13 32, and propor
Mnniiilr fmm all other stations. Tickets
are good only for continuous, passage on
1 it 1. -!... fn Tffw Vnlr Vmtt, Amtl OT
mruUKU WM w .m.. .v., ..vu. .... -..
to May 1, bnt no ticket will be sold on May
1 for any train arriving in New York later
than noon oi that day. Returning the
tickets will be good for continuous passage
on trains leaving New York on April 27 to
May 9 inclusive.
A Fine Piece of Work.
Harper's Condenser and Daily Statement
oi Accounts, which ( does away with trial
balances, is jnst from the press of Percy P.
Smith, Virgin alley, near corner of Smith
field street. ,
G. W. Schmidt will sell you one quart
of 1880 cure rve export whiskv "for SI. 85
!.and 97 JFifth avenue, city. i.
.DISPATCH, - ' SATURDAY,
NOT SO YERY SLOW.
Democratic Postmaateni.Fired at the Kate
of 769 a WeekThe SpoBs System at
Its Height Erery Democrat
Most Walk the Plank.
ISriCIAL TILXORAKTO THE SUFATCB.3
Washington, April 12. If the Presi
dent is moving slowly in, making appoint
ments the same cannot be said of at least one
of the departments." "In the palmiest days of
the spoils system Jiever was there a more
prompt and sweeping policyof removal than
is now going on under the management of
Postmaster 'General Wansmnker, though
Assistant Postmaster GeneraLClarkson gets
most of the credit. The number of appoint
ments of fourth-class 'postmasters for the two
weeks ending April 6 was upward of 1,400.
This week about 800 more will be added to
the long list, making about 2,200 withjn the
short space of three weeks. Nearly all of
these arc removals. Resignations are very
rare, but they are promptly and invariably
BCCCpKU wncu tucy wmc.
At this Tate all but about 15,000 of the
48,000 fourth-class postmasters of the United
States will be appointed before the expira
tion of the first year of the administration,
which .rate xf "speed President Cleveland
now probably wishes he had emulated.
During the four years of his incumbency,
Mr. Cleveland's Postmaster Geuer.il only
succeeded in displacing about the same
number which vflli be relieved by the Re
publican administration the first year of its
term, tor at the close of his administration
he had still remaining in office upward of
16,000 Republican postmasters.
No time is wasted waiting for charges, or
investigating them where they are made.
The simpler plan is to remove summarily
the moment it is known that a satisfactory
person has made application for an office.
Frequently a cbuntjr will be swept almost
clean of Democratic postmasters in a single
day, as Clarion county was yesterday. The
pace seems to, be growing rather than di
minishing, and it is probable that the first
year of the administration will see nearly
every postofficeot the country filled by a
Republican. The appointments of to-day
numbered upward of a hnndred.
The only other department which appears
to be showing any disposition to compete
with the postoffice is the Interior. Here,
especially in the Pension Office, the removals
have been rapid, and Commissioner -Tanner
declares that he will not rest till he has
fired out every able-bodied Democrat, es
pecially those who were not soldiers or who
were in the Confederate army. While
Secretary Noble is not so radical in his
declarations, he evidently smiles encour
agingly upon the enthusiasm of the Cor
poral, as Mr. Wanamaker does upon the
energetic, not to say merciless, Mr. Clark
son. DREAMED OF TRAIN BOBBERS.
A Sleeping Preacher Jumps Head First
Through tho Car Window.
ISriCIAJ. TILrORAM TO TBS DISPATCH.!
Kansas Cut, April 12. One of the
chair car passengers of the Wabash train
due here last night suddenly jumped from
his seat when the train was about 40 miles
out, and after yelling at the top of his
voice that -the car was full
of train robbers, drove. head first
through a .window, of the car. A fellow
passenger grabbed him by the legs and held
on until the conductor came to his assist
ance. The man was all out of the car ex
cept his feet, and it was with considerable
difficulty that he was drawn in again. To the
conductor he said that he was a preacher
living at Moberly. He had fallen asleep
about 40 miles this' side of St Iionis and
dreamed that train robbers had taken pos
session of the train.
His wounds were not serious and he was
able to leave the train at Moberly without
assistance. In the same car were a farmer
and his grown son, bound lor Kansas.
After leaving the little station east of Mo
berly the train begun to run 40 miles an
hour. The boy got up in his sleep and
walked out to the rear platform and stepped
off the train. He'was not even scratched.
BOULAKGER'S TRIAL BEGUN.
The Donshty General, However, la Very
Conspicuous by fit Absence.
Pabis, April 12. When the Senate met
to-day the President read the decree consti
tuting that body a tribunal for the trial of
Gen. lioulanger, Count Dillon and M. Roche
fort. The Procuruer General, Quesnay de
Beaurpaire, then, read a statement setting
forth the crounds upon which the prosecu
tion of the accused is based. When the
reading was concluded the Senate went into
secret session and the public withdrew.
The trial of General Boulanger and his as
sociates was then formally begun. The Sen
ators had been requested to appear in even
ing dress for the occasion. This request
was ignored by the members of the Right,
all of whom wore frock coats. The members
of the Left were attired in evening dress and
wore white cravats.
Several members of the'Right refused to
accept a seat on the Senate committee.
Marshal Conrobert, in an excited speech,
said he would never be a partv to the wrong
done on snch frivolous ground's to a General
who had well served his country. The sit
ting was a stormy one.
A HEART WORTIL$5,000.
The Fair Defendant la a Breach of Promise
Case Gets 3 Per Cent of Her Claim.
tSrECIAI. TELXGBAM TO (TUB DISFATCB.I
Elmiea, N. Y., April 12. A breach of
promise case which has been on trial all the
week in Cortlng came to an end to-night
with a verdict for the plaintiff for (5.000.
The defendant in the suit is George W.
Jones, ot Denver, whose father left him
100,000 at his death a few years ago.
Jones is only 23 years of age, ana formerly
lived in Hornellsyille. So aid the plain
tiff. When very young the girl, whose maiden
name was Dora Snyder, was married to a
jeweler named Wells, who soon alter the
ceremony went to Wisconsin and met a
tragio death. Mrs. Wells was then courted
by voung Jones. .He afterward forsook her
and married a Western girl.
A STOCK DB0YER CAQED.
Is Charged With Receiving Goods
Stolen by Three West End Boys.
Prank Rummel,ra stock broker, living on
Ann street, was arrested yesterday afternoon
by Officer Michal Hanley on a charge of re
ceiving stolen property. The arrest was
the result of the case against Harry An
derson, Fred Wise and William Albertson,
the boys who were arrested tor stealing a
horse from the West End car stables.
The boys.it Is claimed, also stole ft set of
harness and a wagon, oi which they after
ward sold the harness and a saddle to Rnm
mel. Yesterday one of the boys pointed
out Rummel to Officer Hanley as the man
who bought the stuff and he was arrested
and lodged in Central station for a hearing,
In Memory of a Iiate Justice.
Washiitgtony April 12. In the Su
preme Conrt to-day Attorney General Mil
ler paid a tribute to the memory of the late
Justice John A. Campbell, and upon his
motion the resolutions recently adopted by
the bar were ordered spread upon the conrt
tvliiMlrring account of a wild ride with
General Crook in'phrsuit of Crazy Borse, end
ing in a hot fight with Indians.
Those who are not acquainted with the
various makes and styles of furniture should
always deal with a firm thafhave ut one
firice. and who can be relied upon .as carry
ng tne very -latest designs. Such a firm is
Dain & Daschbach, 111 Smithfield tt.
Axii the leading brands of imported
champagnes sold, by, G. W. Schmidt, 95 and
97 Fifth avenue..
AgBIL 13. 1889.
BED AN EAST DEATH.'
Wherry's Anti-Discrimination Bill
Receives Its Coup do Grace'.
A REPUBLICAN RESPONSIBILITY.
The Passage of a Similar Measure for the
Belief of Shippers
HAS BECOME A POLITICAL NECESSITY.
A Em Proposed to Pm-nt the EeitrlcUan of the Coal
The anti-discrimination bill introduced
into the Legislature by Mr. Wherry has
been finally knocked in the head. It ap
pears that the defunct measure has per
formed its mission. It is now conceded that
the introduction of a similar measure by the
Republican legislators has become a politi
rraoM a start coKaisroxnzxT.
HABniSBUBG. April 12. Mr. Wherry's
anti-discrimination bill having been
roundly denounced by Mr. Capp, of
Lebanon, as Democratic clap-trap, gotten
up purely for political effect, was permitted
to die with comparative ease. His motion
for a special order received 87 votes, after
Mr. Hall,, ol Mercer, had come in late and
placed himself on record. The negative
vote was 78. Mr. Wherry, therefore, had a
majority of 9 votes, but he needed a two
thirds vote to score a complete success. The
moral effect, however, is an indorsement of
the principle of his bill.
Mr. Kauffman, of Lancaster, made a
happy hit when, speaking from a Republi
can standpoint, he declared that Mr.
Wherry's measure should not be rejected
becanse of its Democratic origin, but should
be considered purely on its merits. The re
sponsibility lay with a Republican Legisla
ture, and the Republican party would ob
tain whatever credit there might be in its
passage, as it mnst shoulder1 whatever of
discredit attached to its defeat. Mr. naun-
man was, of course,
vnnwa1 II mtioll tlV
personal interest asi:
6 lAlVVft. WW ..... .
bv political sagacity.
He is interested in a
large rolling mill at
Columbia, and has suffered with his part
ners from the inroads of shippers more
favored by the railroads.
LIFE TS IT TXT.
But anti-discrimination is not, after all,
killed for this session of the Legislature. In
the Harrisburg correspondence in to-day's
Dispatch it was stated that the Repub
lican leaders were promising an anti-discrimination
measure of their own. Mr.
Capp boldly inquired this morning why
Mr. Wherry wanted to take up the time
of the House and block other legisla
tion for several days when a measure
similar to the one he was championing
had been killed in a Senate committee, and
the passage of a bill through the Senate
was therefore an improbability that amount
ed almost to an impossibility.
Mr. Wherry may be able ere long to turn
the inquiry on Mr. Capp, for it is more
than likely some measure will be presented
to the Legislature from a Republican
source, and that quickly. Whether it will
be honored with a special order and passed
is another question. Bnt whether it is
passed or whether it is not, it will be in
dorsed by the Republican leaders, and the
word will go out to the people of Pennsyl
vania that the grand old Republican party
is determined to shield them from.the op
pressions of grasping monopolies.
HOW THEY VOTED.
The yea and nay vote on Mr. Wherry's
motion was as follows:
Teas Messrs. Bachert, Baker, Baldwin,
Beatty. Bentley, Blackburn, Blair, Bliss, Boyer.
David A.; Brown, H. Wallace; Brown, John B.;
Burdlck, Caflrey, Cole. Collins, Coray, Culver,
Davis, Dickinson, Dodge, Donahue, Eugene;
Elliott, Evans, Lewis H.t Farrell, Flsd, Fow,
Fox, Gaffrey, Uallagner.Graham, Haines, Hall,
Harwick,Helfrich,HertzIer. Hickman, Hind
enacb, Hoffa, Holt, Jones, D. R.; Jones. Will
lam E;: Kanffman, C. C; Kelly, Kreps, Krlck
baura, Kutz, Lenker, Lesh, Loser. Lytle, Max
ey. Miller, Morrison, Morrow. Mnlhn, McCor
mick, McDonald, M. E.; McKinnon. Nearick,
Pautscb. Qulglet, Randall, Bbey .Roper. Rose,
John M.; Rowland, Sando, Sbllllto, Smiley,
Speer, Squires, Stegmaler, Stevenson, Stewart,
William . xaggart, .i nomas, vvuiiara u.:
Thompson, Titman, Waddell. Walter, Weber,
Wherry, Whitney, White, Williams, Wood
Nats Allen. Andrews, Bain, Barnes, Bean,
Billingsley, Brooks, Brower, Brown. Hartford
P.; Bunch, Campbell, Capp, Cballant, Chap
man. Council, Craig, Dearden, Dlngee, Donald
son, Dravo, Eunls, Ernst. Faulkner, Fletcher,
Folght, Follmer, Franklin, Garrett. Gatcbell,
Gentner, Hager. Hassett, Mays, F. W.: Hos
kins, Johnson, Jones, Ben).; Jones, &.S. W.;
Jones, Jr., Nathan; KauSman, Nathaniels;
Keeper, Keyser, Kldd. Knight, Laffertr,
Loomls, Mackey, Marshall, Mlsslmer, Moore,
Myers, MacDonald.A. P.; McConnell, Mc
Cnllongb, Nell, Patterson, Potts, Pngh,
Ranck, Reed, Richards, Richmond, Rlebel,
Riter, Robtson, Rose, William B.; Russell,
Scott, Shaffer, Shoemaker, Smith, Jnbn M.;
8troen,8wartz, Talbot, Thomas C.: Wesley,
Walk, Weaver. David E.; Weaver, Francis A;
Boyer, Henry K., Speaker.
A POLITICAL NECESSITY.
Anti-discrimination was a prominent feat
ure among the legislation that didn't get
through the last Legislature. There were a
number of bills. One, known as the Watres
bili,was indorsed by the Grangers. Another,
the Dravo bill, was known as thecauens
measure. As the former appeared in the
Senate this session as. the measure of Sen
ator Brown, of York, a Democrat, it will
probably not be considered.
The Dravo bill is the more likely of the
two to be approved. But a new bill may
appear, or some other measure may be in
dorsed, or the railroad 'commission bill In
troduced early in the session by Mr. Will
iams, of Luzerne, may be taken up, in spite
of the fact that it was negatived in commit
tee. Something will be done, because it is
felt there is a political need for a measure
of the kind, and the prospect lends interest
to the closing days of the session.
HO TRUST IN COAL.
A BUI to PreTent the Restriction of the
Output of Mining- Corporations.
rsrrciAL tileqbamtotiie disfatch.i
Habbisbubg, April 12. "Mr. Williams,
of Lnzerne,offered a resolution in the House
to-day for the formation of a committee of
three Representatives and two Senators to
consult with the Governor and Attorney
General, relative to the restriction of the
output of coal by mining corporations with
a view to the drafting ot a bill "For the cor
rection of so stupendous and far-reaching an
evil." Referred to the Committee on Mines.
Den't Care for Uniformity.
tlrZCIAI. TXXXORAX TO THX DISFATCH1
Habbisbubg. April 12. Dr. Neff, of
Fayette, called up his resolution to-day to
place on the House calendar the bill relat
ing to uniformity of school books through
out the State, but the House voted it
down. t '
Knocked Ont Again.
tSFXCIAL TXLXOBAU TO TUB OtSFATCR.1
HABElSBrrBO, April 12. Mr. Marland
to-day called up his resolution to place on
the Houses calendar his bill to "repeal the
oleomargarine law, but it was defeated by a
vote of 113 nays to 47 .yeas.
EAST AND WEST, Snu3
powerful historical story, is continued in to
morrow's Dispatch. ,A synopsis of the open
ing chapters is given. East and West is pure,
patriotic ana fascinating.
Kid Glove Sale.
1,500 dor. 5 and 7 Foster hook kid gloves,
"76c, SI 00, $1 25,-$l 50, SI 75, S3 00; 4 and
5 buttons. 48c. 75c. SI 00, SI 25, SI 50; best
for the money anywhere.
I ROSEXBATOC & CO.
H0G&AND WHITE CAPS
Cause R Lively Battle Is Indiana Several
Whlto Caps Severely Injured The
Hog Impounder TIctorloaa
SrXCIAX.TXUORAKTO THX DtSrATCH.1
Evansviixe, Ind., April 12. The in
famous White Caps, unterrified by recent
prosecutions and rather emboldened by the
release and acquittal of a number of the
band, have commenced fresh depredations
in 'Warrick and Dubois counties. John
Lansford is a road supervisor in Madison
township, Dubois county, and one of his
duties is to lake up stray hogs. Recently
he has gathered in this way and impounded
a large number of porkers, which
he refused to release without the cus
tomary fine. Last Monday he received a
notue from the White Caps in regulation
stvle that those hogswere the property of
poor people unable to pay the fine, and if
notpromptly released he would be visited
on Wednesday night and compelled to sur
render them. Sure enough yesterday morn
ing at 1 o'clock thev appeared, to carry out
their threat, and Mr. Lansford was awak
ened by a body of 20 masked men who de
manded the bogs. He refused, and thev
dismounted and proceeded to go through
his premises. He warned them to desist,
and when they disregarded him he opened
fife with a double-barreled shot gun, wound
ing two with the first volley.
The White Caps immediately Teturned
the fire through the window of the- house,
wounding a young son of Lansford, who was
descending the interior stairway. The old
gentleman took down a brace of seven
shooters, after discharging his gun, and con
tinued to pour lead into the ranks of his as
sailants, who, after discharging their weap
ons, heat a hasty retreat, bearing three pf
their wounded comrades ont of the yard,
one of whom has since been identified bv
the serious wounds he received, and through
him it is learned that three of the White
Caps were wounded. Xansford's son only
received a flesh wonnd, which is not serious.
Mr. Lansford is satisfied that he knows sev
eral of the White Caps, and they will be at
once summoned before the grand jury.
The White Caps also appeared last night
near Newburg, Warrick county, about 12
miles from this citv. A band of ten visited
the house of W. T. Masterson, who is al
leged to fall to provide for his family. He
was given 10 lashes and promised 40 more
if his ways didn't improve. The same
night they visited a negro named James
Crews, who has a white wife, and who bad
been previously warned. They took him
to a wood nearby, tied him naked to a tree,
and administered 40 lashes to bis bare back,
laid on hard. He was left tied to the tree,
where some of his friends subsequently res
THEI MET A3 ENEMIES.
How a Father and Son Coras to be Soldiers)
Voder Different Flags.
C. E. Wells, In Globe Democrat.
The most remarkable case I never noted
of individual friendliness between North
ern and Southern soldiers occurred at a
camp on the Rapidan. Yidettes of the op
posing armies were stationed on either bank
of the narrow stream. Just after dark one
night the silence was broken by the shout :
"Hello, Johnny Reb," from a Union man.
He was answered in a moment by his oppo
site sentry with "Hello, Johnny Yank."
Then this colloquy occurred:
"Who are yon?"
"Taylor, of Company A, First Massa
chusetts. Who are you?"
"Taylor, of Company E, Fifth Louisia
na." "What's your first name?"
"Charles E. What's yours?"
"Charles E., too."
This peculiar coincidence attracted the
attention from all of the two armies within
hearing, and they listened to the stdry
yelled across the river from one army to
another on the eve of the battle. It devel
oped that they were father and son. The
former had opposed his son's marriage to a
factory girl, and the son had married just
the same. He and his bride had taken the
money the wealthy father had allotted him,
and suddenly disappeared. Then the father
relented, and continued an unavailing
search until the war had called him. The
son had gone to New Orleans, it transpired,
and there had gone into business and grown
wealthy. He nad been imbued with the
Sonthern spirit by his surroundings, and
bad taken up Southern arms.
Next day two boats, under flags ot
truce, met in the river, and two armies wit
nessed the reunion. The following morning
Charles E. Taylor, Jr., was missing from
our command, and we never saw him until
after Appomattox, when he walked into
camp and told us he had gone over, taken
the oath, and gone to his old home, where
he had remained with his wife until Lee's
surrender made it safe to see his old com
rades.lHfs desertion had been to avoid.fight
ing his father.
HEADACHE AND HAIR.
A Barber Telle Haw to Care the Former and
Preserve tne Latter.
Barber, In Minneapolis Tribune, j
Yes, it is a mistake to change the way or
style of Combing your hair. A man should
decide early Jh life which way he is going
to arrange his hair or beard, and keep it
that way for life. It is wrong to cultivate
a "pompadour" in summer time and wear
the hair plastered on the head the rest of
When the time comes to make the change,
the course of the hair has been changed at
the roots, and the hair will not lie down.
If cut short it will stand out like porcu
pine quills; and again, when the "pompa
dour" is being cultivated, the wearer is
liable to tire of it before it is mastered. Yon
will always find that the men who plaster
their hair on their heads become bald years
before men who wear "pompildonrs" or
"half-pompadours," for the reason that the
air does not get to the scalp and the roots of
the hair die for the want of it.
A scalp plastered with hair .never per
spires and headaches follow. Anyone
snbjectto headaches can overcome them very
easily if he will bnt rub his scalp gently
and throughly every morning and evening.
It causes.a -circulation of the blood, creates
a heat that draws perspiration, accompanied
by natural air, which feeds the roots of the
hair itself. Get in the habit of doing this
and you will surprise yourself. If you con
tinue this, the flow of natural oil will be so
plentiful that pomades of every kind will
be dispensed with.
8EYEBE ON THE SENATOR.
A Backwoodsman Geta Back at the WIseon
la Statesman In Good Shape.
Hew York Tribune. 3
Senator Sawyer tells a good story on him
self. There was a man up in the Oshkosh
country by the name of Hutchinson, who
was a great boaster. If he cut one log of
wood he would be sure to report a hundred,
and if he saw a dozen blackbirds sitting on
a stump (hey would be a thousand "before
he told about them in the nearest saloon.
One season he did some logging for Mr.
Sawver, and for his pay received a check on
the Northwestern National Bank for S120,
payable to his order.
Mr. Hutchinson had never had such an
experience before, and he -showed the check
to his friends with a great deal of pride, be
fore he took it to the bank to get it cashed.
When he did so the teller, of course, made
him write his name on the back of the
paper, and that was an .incident of still
greater importance in Mr. Hutchinson's
life. Then he went to his home in the
woods, and said to everybody whom he met
on the way:
"Old Sawyer can bra; at much as he's a
mind to about his money, but the bank
made me indorse his check before they
would cisldrteT him."
Bailroad Comi9siouer Cappellar
Courted InvestUjatiou, Bat
HE GETS MORE THAH HE W1HTED.
Bis Business Methods Disapproved .by,
A LOOSE SYSTEM OF J00IKEIPiltGr
lad American Sews Exchange aad IU Shsrt, Ckeek.
Railroad Commissioner Cappellar, Re
publican State Chairman of Ohio, is the,
latest victim of an investigation which ha
courted. A legislative committee reports
that Mr. Cappellar' system of keeping ao
connt of State money was dot of the best.
Then the history of the American New
Exchange, of which Cappellar was Presi
dent, is reviewed, and the report infers that
the Postotfice Department did right in
closing up a concern which appeared to ba
taking In considerable money without res
dering an equivalent
ISnCIAL TXLXOKAX TO THX DlSrATCH.l
Columbus, April 12. The Legislative
Committee appointed some weeks ago to in
vestigate certain charges made against Rail-,
road Commissioner Cappellar, made their
report to the Senate this evening, and.it
will be considered onMonday.
The investigation was asked for by Cap
pellar. It .was made necessary by tha
statements of R J. Fanning, chief clerk,
who was discharged. The committee re
gret that.they were unable .to secure M.
E.Ingalls, of the "Big Four," as witness,
whom they regarded important.
The report is divided into two. branches
Mr. Cappellar's official conduct and tha
Mansfield Herald story. They find that ha
did not give that "close personal attention
to his duties which sound public policy
would indicate as 'proper;" that- he drew
funds amounting to ?25 and 1200 in
1888, appropriated for 'outside expenses
named in "the -performance of official
duties," without keeping an expense ac
count. Mr. Cappellar and Fanning's testi
mony were at variance on this point, and
the committee draws no inference in the
absence of record, but, they lhsisj. that tha
"system" furnishes jio protection to the
a tecuixae Tjsrsnnmoir.
The American News Exchange was in
existence about three months when tha
postal authorities, acting upon complaints,
investigated it and found that it was
carried on in violation of the United States
laws. The Postmaster at Cincinnati was in
structed to refuse to deliver letters containing
remittances and the exehange was frozen out.
The testimony of Messrs. Cappellar, J. M.
Boyle and Guy Webber showed that no
management had been perfected to take any
news gathered, neither had any arrange
ment been made with a telegraph com
pany to transmit news. "Transportation
cards had been furnished, to honor
which no arrangement had been made
with any railroad company. Theatrical ad
missions were also issued withont any pro
vision with proprietors to honor them,
though they were recognized at certain
places of amusement in Cincinnati.
The association closed, but, says the com
mittee, no efforts 'were made to reimburse
those'who had contributed various sums to
become members. Advertisements had been
placed in f be newspapers all over the conn
try offering the advantages indicated above
to those who would become members and
it pais weii -
A large number of contribution members,
paying from S2 to, S10, were secured, and
they were promised a certain per cent of
profits. The aggregate amount paid could
not be ascertained, butthe.committee thinks
the Mansfield Herald's estimate of S4.575 is
approximately correct: Mr. Cappel
lar was President, J. M. Boyle,
Secretary and Treasurer, and Guy
Webber, active manager, though,
the name of M. McCarthy appears on some
of the printed matter as manager. The tes
timony shows that the exchange subse
quently made arrangements to transfer the
business, though no provision was made for
reimbursing the agents. The committee
declines therefore to dissent from the deci-'
sion in the postal department's investiga
tion. Mr. Cappellar is Chairman of the Repub
lican State Executive Committee, and the
intimations in the report that he has misap
propriated funds, neglected the duties of
his office and been connected with a ques
tionable news concern has created consider
able of a sensation in news circles.
ACRES OP BANANAS.
A New York Firm Expects to Ship a Cargo
Dalfr From a CubaB Plantation Will
monopolize the Trade.
Thirty years ago a wagon load of bananas
would supply this city a week, just as 60
years ago a like amount of tomatoes would
have supplied the demand. It looks now
as though could bananas be grown here thej
would soon become an article of diet as
standard as the tomato. It would also
appear that the banana appetite is
growing in the, rest of the world as well as
here. The plantations which are from year to
year projected are of dimensions such as to
challenge belief In sections where the fruit baa
not yet obtained a footholdV It" is estimated
thitanacre planted In bananas will yield a
much food as Are acres of wheat, and since
transportation, facilities have been so improved
that the fruit can be taken to any part of the
earth, the banana might be grown In quantity
to feed the world.
Thomas H. McGowan. of Liberty street,
yesterday called attention to the latest great
move in the culture of the fruit. Cromwell a
Dumols. of New York, have secured an island
near Cuba, where they have succeeded In de
Teloplng the finest bananas ever seen in the
United States. Some of the bunches are very
nearly as large as Hour barrels Their planta
tion, as far as planted, is 16x20 miles in area.
Railways traverse It so as to rush the -fruit
to the shore, and. the crops now maturing on
105,000 acres Is 1,500,000- bushels. Beginning
with September 1. the Ann. -proposes to land a
cargo In New York "everyday. Tfie-amountot
money already expended on the plantation la
$6o0,000. Labor there Is cheap, and from this
time on the principal part of the work will be
picking and shipment; The firm expects to
control the trade-in the.United States. It has
long since practically gone out of the hands of
A CHEERFUL HUSBAND.
He Throws Bla Child Agmlnst the Walt sad
Tries M-Murder BIVWHs.
Lebanok, April 12. Paijnfeighly took
on a. load of the -ardent- yesterday, went
home very much under the influence,
abused bis family terribly, among other
things picking up his little 4-year-old
girl and throwing it against the, wall with
such force as to Jnflict. serious injuries;
broke up nearly all the glass and chinaware
the house contained, chopped down one of
the doors and cut up his wile's clothesline.
His wife, who is an estimable woman, re
monstrated when the brute aimed a vicious
blow at her head with a hatchet-
Fortunately he missed her, and the force
of the blow causing him to lose his balance,
he fell on the hatchet and severed the radial
artery or his right arm. Unfortunately for
his family and the community in general.
Dr. LeiBert dropped in and attended to his
injuries before he bled to death.
TlBlHrDCIi7 11T and Us adaptation in
J Ai Ail MB A ml) this countryfor house
hold decoration is the ruitject of an article by
Mary, Oay Humphreys in torptorroto'i CIS