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A Mysterious Sunday Confer
ence Between Quay, Dela
mater and Andrews.
IALL RUSH TO WASHINGTON.-
Representative Lemon Talks Pertly
of the License Court.
SOME THINGS SEEM QUEER TO HIM.
He Can't Understand Why Some Saloon
Keepers Were so Sure They Were Golnc
to Receive Licenses He Fears tbe Effect
of the Court's Rulings on His Party in tbo
Coming Election Senator Quny Laughs
at (lie Idea, bnt Admits ibe Amendment
Campaign Will Cat Down the Republican
Majority in tlio State In the ISatlonal
Chairman's Opinion tbe Term of the
Pittsburg Postmaster Has About Ex
piredThe Present Trip to Washington
Expected to Bear Fruit In tbe .Appoint
Senator Quay stopped a while in Harris
Tjurg yesterday, was seen by a number of
politicians and reporters, and actually
said enough to form an interview. Mr.
Qaay did all the interviewing, however.
When he left the Capital he took with
him State Secretary Delamater and Chair
man Andrews, and the inference they left
was that something would soon be heard
to drop. Mr. Quay admits that the effect
of the prohibition amendment election
will be to cut down the Republican ma
jority in the State.
rntOM A STATT COEEEPPOOTEST.l
Habbisbubg, May 5. Senator Matthew
Stanley Quay arrived from his home in
Beaver this afternoon at 3:20. For 20
minutes he sat at the depot in the smok
ing compartment of a parlor car attached
to the "Washington express, and smoked
and chatted with Senator Delamater,
Chairman Andrews, Speaker Boyer, who
left his hotel for the first time to-day;
Bepresentative Thompson, of "Warren, and
Charles Andrews, brother to the State
chairman. Two correspondents later
joined the group and endeavored to ex
tort political-information from the influen
r "Has your present trip to 'Washington
anything? to do with the Pittsburg offi
ces2" asked one.
"Nothing whatever," was the reply.
"Have you heard any intimation that
ibinomu-e likelv to occur?" ,
"No, I have notbnt sucbVthings are? to
"Several lists of prospective Federal of
ficers in Philadelphia have been pub
lished." The Place to Get News.
"Yes, but the only place to get reliable
information on these points is at the White
"Will there be a change in -the Harris
burg postoffice ere long?"
"They'll let the postmaster stay until his
term expires if he behaves himself, won't
they?" said Mr. Quay, answering one ques
tion with another.
"Will the same rule apply to Pittsburg,
"PitUburg," responded Senator Quay.
quickly. "Why, the term of the Pitts
burg postmaster has already expired, or
will expire very shortly. You know his
"What do you think, Senator, of tho re
sult of the prohibition election?"
"I haven't had time to think much
about it. Some people out west think they
are going to roll up a big majority for it. I
can't say whether they are right or wrong.
They expect a majority of 4, 000 or 5,000 in
"Whateffectdoyou think the election will
have on the Republican vote?"
Big Enough to Spare n. Little.
"It may reduce our majority for a time,
but we can afford to lose a slice of it"
"I see that Bepresentative Lemon is
quoted by a Philadelphia paper this morn
ing as saying if he was a candidate for State
Treasurer this fall he wouldn't spend a cent
on the campaign?"
"Mr. Lemon is in the liquor business and
naturally feels rather sore because of Judge
"How do you regard Bepresentative
"He seems to have gone into that entirely
on his own responsibility, doesn't he?" was
the interrogative manner in which the Sen
ator parried a direct query.
Senator Qnay said he intended ,to leave
Washington jnst as soon as he could, but
did not tell the nature of his business there.
He will spend much of the summer in
Beaver. At that place, he said, office
seekers from a distance did not bother him
much. His friends talked with him occa
sionally on such subjects, however.
; Where SI. & Q. Laughs.
Then Senator Quay's attention was di
verted to tbe subject of tarpon fishing, and
he laughed heartily when he recalled the
famous story of how Ben Sooey had been
knocked out of a boat by a big specimen of
thafparticular family of the finny tribe.
Senator Delamater and Chairman An
drews accompanied Senator Quay to Wash
ington. They consulted together outside
the car before the tram pulled out, having
left the compartment to give the newspaper
men a chance. Senator Delamater said he
had not seen Senator Quay for some time,
and just went along to talk with hfm. So
ciability -was likewise alP Chairman An
drews was alter.
Senator Quay inquired after Speaker
Beyer's health, when that gentleman
boarded the train. The Speaker has not
been in his place since before the New
York excursion, which lie did not join. He
hopes to preside to-morrow. More than 100
bills await his signature, which must be
affixed in the presence of the Honse, It is
no small task in itself.
A Qniet, Sleepy Place.,
f,:.r:,:.r"; .-.. ;:" :,
siccp su.ee ne nas Deen.npme in nearer man
IWhad enjoyed for a long 'time. "You had
better come out and stay with me awhile,"
hesnd to Mr. Boyer. "I cured George
Handy Smith when he came there sick, not
"Qr," said another member of tbe party,
"go up into the woods with Thompson, and
"Come to Meadville. There are lots of
little dears there," punned Senator Dela
mater. "I believe I'll have to accept that invita
tion," responded Mr. Boyer. "They say no
unmarried man can be elected Treasurer of
Pennsylvania, and I think I'll have to let
you announce my engagement abont two
months before the election." Simpson.
MB. LEMON SQUEEZED.
Spicy Interview With nn Allegheny Connty
Representative Ho Thinks It Qneer
That Some Saloon Keepers
Knew They Wonld Se
Philadelphia, May 5. "If I were to
be the candidate for State Treasurer of the
Republican ticket this year, and had any
money laid away in bank, I would let it re
main there. I wouldn't spend a cent of it
in the campaign," Hon. M. B. Lemon, Re
publican Kepresenfative from Allegheny
county, is reported having said to a Press
reporter. Mr. Lemon has been identified
with the liquor interest for 20 years, though
he never sold a drink across a bar or owned
a saloon. He is a traveling salesman ior a
Pittsburg wholesale house wnen not in at
tendance at Harrisburg.
"I never talk shop," continued Mr.
Lemon, "for I give the liquor business no
more prominence than I can help in poli
tics, but I say now for the first time, that I
believe that the action of Judge White, and
of other Judges who have arbitrarily con
strued the Brooks law, will be disastrous to
the Republican party, not only in Alle
gheny county, but in other sections of the
JIK. LESION'S CONUNDRUMS.
"Justice and equity have been vio
lated in many instances, and theie are some
things that are too hard to explain away in
connection with the License Court decisions
in Allegheny county. Why did John
Stroup erect a splendid new saloon build
ing on Diamond street, Pittsburg, when he
had no assurance that he would get a re
newal of his license? Yet he was one of
the favored ones. Why didj another party,
who was refused a license last year, make
elaborate preparations for an extensive es
tablishment, even to leasing adjoining
property on Fifth avenue, when he also had
no assurance, presumably, that his applica
tion would be granted this year?
"In 1888 Judge White laid especial stress
upon the necessity of having a restaurant in
connection with every bar and accommoda
tion for travelers; this year this feature
was apparently wholly disregarded, for
licenses were granted to men who made no
pretense to either restaurant ,or hotel ac
commodations, and whose saloons are con
ducted on the 'hole in the wall' principle.
By his action Judge White has simply
transformed the liquor business in Pitts
bnrg into a gigantic monopoly. A license
will be a gold mine to any man who was for
tunate enough to secure one.
NOT A LIQUOE MOVE.
"I want to say positively and emphatical
ly that the liqnor men ot Allegheny county
Who were refused license are hot-responsible
for tbe resolntion prepared by Hon. George
Shiras asking for leeislatit inauirr into
.Judge White'iiBfthodsx ji'baw.thjsnXcjv
rttwn personal knowledge, because lun in a I
nnctttnn 4r 1rnnv r.fw Clitwic' TArnlntinn 1
was a surprise to everybody, even the enter
prising and ubiquitous newspaper corre
spondents at Harrisburg. I do not know
what disposition will be made of it on Mon
day, though I am of the opinion that a vig
orous movement will be made against its
adoption. I do not see why it should be so,
for the decisions of Judge White bear no
analogy to the decisions delivered in any
other judicial district in the -State. I shall
certainly vote for the Shiras resolution."
Despite his ultra-pessimistic views, Mr.
Lemon does not propose to desert the Re
publican party. "I've been a Republican
too long to leave the party now," was his
A HIBERNIAN DISAPPEARS.
His Friends Say He Is tbe Victim of a Con
spiracy and Has Been Slnrdcred.
Chicago, May 5. Dr. P. H. Cronin, a
local physician, somewhat widely known
among members of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians and other Irish societies, disap
peared last night in a mysterious manner.
His friends express the belief that he has
been foully dealt with. A stranger took the
doctor off last night, it is related, ostensibly
to attend an injured man in Lakeview.
Since then Cronin has not been seen, and in
quiry fails to bring to light any injured
man snch as described. To-day a trunk was
found on the prairie near Lakeview con
taining a mass of bloody cotton similar to
that Dr. Cronin carried in his surgeon's
case, and some hair said to resemble in color
the doctor's locks.
A two-column interview with Dr. Cronin
in printed form, prepared by himself, was
given to the newspapers to-night by his
friends. It relates various circumstances
purporting to show that a conspiracy of
some sort existed to injure Cronin in repu
tation or person.
BOBBED HIS WIFE AND RAN AWAY.
A Buffalo Mnn Stents 8500 From Ills Better
Ilnlf nnd Goes to Oklahoma.
ISr Ut TELErf'lLiM TO THX DI6PATCH.1
Buffalo, May 5. George W. Allen,
Jr., a local coal dealer, has a bad attack of
Oklahoma fever. He married a handsome
and wealthy young woman of Detroit five
years ago, and she furnished the capital for
his coal business. He recently showed her
a contract for 1,000 tons of coal he had pur
chased, and she gave him $500 to apply on ac
count. She next heard of recreant hnsband
from Chicago. He wrote that he was going
to the land of the boomer, where he could
own something himself and not be tied to a
woman's apron strings. He added; "For
give me. darlinc for leaving vou thus, but
I can't help it I have wasted five years of
my life in Buffalo."
Mrs. Allen has found that her husband
obtained other sums of money from her-by
false pretense and spent it in riotous living.
She will probably have him arrested. Mrs.
Allen's sister married Mr. Allen's brother,
lntli AnikniMiias mysnn win r a "!.! a
occurring on Christmas
Kiddie a Boarding Bouse With Ballets tm&
Whip a Colored Man. '
St. Louis, May 5. Whitecap outrages
are reported from Atchison, Kan., and Bir
mingham, Ala. At the former place the
victim was Phil Edwards, colored, who was
severely whipped by White capped reeula-
,tbrs on the charge ot general worthlessness.
AUG ,-vv.u. -d .a a. J.tvawuua VUUU1L1UU.
At a little station on the Louisville and
Nashville, not far from Birmingham, Ala.,
a band of Whitecaps went to the honse of a
section boss named Cooper and stuck a no
tice on the door ordering Mrs. Cooper to get
rid of the negro boarders. No attention
was paid to the notice and the Whitecaps
returned a fexr days later and riddled the
Cooper honse with bullets, but did not .find
the occupants, .There is mat exaitement
.ovftr the outrage. ,.,' . v.r
LOYAL MEKAND TRUE.
South Carolinians Object to General Sher
man's Criticisms The Failure of One of
. Its Contingents to Carry tbe Stars
nnd Stripes Was an Uninten
JEriCIAL TXLXQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.I
Columbia, S. C, May "8. Considerable
indignation is felt in this State at the
statements of General Sherman in an inter
view yesterday which was telegraphed South
last night,and in which General Sherman
says in speaking of Tuesday's parade:
Only one Incident marred the beauty of the
whole day, and that was the omission of the
First Battalion, South Carolina Contingent, to
carry the national flag; only think of it, the
only unit in miles of soldiery to march without
the stars and stripes. The second detachment
carried its flag regularly, and the absence of it
in the leading battalion rendered the slight all
the more noticeable. Perhaps those fellows
down there are too good to cany tbe old stand
ard. Think of it. too, they were the only unit
in tbe whole procession that was not sainted by
the President, who noticed it in a twinkling
and called my attention to it, and I was dis
gusted. Theofflcerin command of this bat
talion saluted the President, but never a salu
tation in return did he receive from Mr. Harri
son. These men might jnst as well been Tnrks
or Sicilians as far as any insignia pronounced
them good Americans and loyal. A marshal
had the right to turn them out of the parade
altogether. It was the only blot on the whole
days.proceedings.'.and I am exceedingly sorry
General Sherman says that he did not sa
Jute this battalion because it was not bear
ing his country's flag. This criticism is un
just and entirely undeserved. It was cer
tainly no intentional slight, this omission
by one battalion to have the United States
flag. General Sherman says that the sec
ond contingent of South, Carolina troops
had the flag, which proved they had no
feeling against it The first doubtless
thought a United States flag unnecessary to
demonstoate their- loyalty to their country
when they were marching under the old
Eutan flag, which was cut and riddled by
sword and shot during the Eevolutionary
war, when donated by Carolina. This was
the flag General Sherman says he and Pres
ident Harrison refnsed to salute or recog
nize, and for bearing it along the company
should have been ruled out of the parade.
As a matter of fact, President Harrison sa
luted Governor Bichaidson, who immedi
ately preceded this company, before the
Governor had made a salutation.
Alter Twenty Tears a Death-Bed Con
fession Reveal tbe Mystery ot a
Crime-The Only Survivor of
the Assassins Arrested.
St. Louis, May 6. A strange story
comes from Palestine, Tex., showing that
the adage that "murder will out" has been
startlingly verified there by the arrest of an
aged citizen for an assassination which oc
curred twenty years ago.
One sunny morning about that time boys
on their way to mill found by the roadside
the body of young Polk Abies, riddled with
bullets. His right boot was pulled off, and
it was known that he iurf been paid tbe sum
of 400 a few days before. Jobbery was at
first supposed to be the sole motive. , Young
Abies was on his way to a dance at a Mrs.
Wright's when mntdered, and parties at the
honse heard first la horn blow, then gun
shots, followed by cries of some one in dis
tress. A short tme after this Ben Melain,
Oscar and Henrfe- Fields and DevitJohn
Parker appeared at the dance.
Three of Jfle reputed assassins Devit
John Parker. Oscar Fields and Ben Le-
(dteiave died. JnvJanuaryBen Me
lain sickened and on his deathbed con
firmed the suspicions of many by a death
bed confession. He confessed that he and
Parker stationed themselves by the road
side, while Henry Fields and his son,
Oscar, went on ahead to watch for the vic
tim; that tbe Fields were to blow a blast on
a horn should Abies be alone and two blasts
it he bad company. The fatal blast sounded
on the stillness of the evening and a few
minutes after Abies, appearing alone, the
two concealed assassins emptied their shot
guns and pistols into his body.
This confession revived old memoriesand
suspicions. Tbe grand jury- took it up,
found evidence to justify the presentment
of a bill against Harry Field, now a very
old man, and the only one left of the four
actors of a dark tragedy, which had well
nigh faded from the minJs of all the men.
Henry Fields gave a 85.030 bond last even
ing and was released from custody.
A MANIAC'S CRIME.
He Kills HIsBabe nnd Then Sings a Lullaby
to It A Mother's Ordeal.
Chicago, May 5. William Tansor, in a
fit of insane frenzy, jumped out of bed this
morning, brained his 6-months'-old baby
by knocking its head against the wall, and
then attempted to murder his wife and cnt
his own throat with a. table knife. The
wife had jumped from the couch when her
husband arose. Divining his purpose, she
threw herself over the- infant's crib and
tried to save her baby, but the mad man
pushed her aside and, catching up
the little one, while the mother
shrieked in agony, he beat oui its brains.
Seizing a knife the maniac pursued the
woman from the house. A squad of police
found him back in the death chamber pac
ing up and down singing a lullaby to. the
mangled infant, which he held tenderly in
his aims. Blood was streaming from a
woundln the man's neck inflicted in an at
tempt at self-destruction.
Tansor is a machinist who, before marriage
a year ago, was a heavy drinker. Centen-
nial-day he became intoxicated again for the
first time. Since then he has imagined that
he was being pursued as an Anarchist. The
doctors say he is a hopeless lunatic. They
fear that as a result of yesterday's horror the
wife's mind also is destroyed.
ATTACKED FE0M THE PULPIT.
The New Administration Aeensed by a
Prencher of Disgraceful Proceedings.
rsrrcTAL tilegham to tub dispatch.!
Rochester, N. Y., May 5. The First
Presbyterian Church in this city has many
strong Republican members and admirers
ot President Harrison. These were consid
erably agitated to-night when the pastor,
Rev. Millard, attacked the present adminis
tration. He alleged that its two months of
existence had been marked by disgraceful
proceedings, and that the principal work
had been the removals of tried officials and
the appointment of men noted for their
political influence rather than for their
ability or worthiness.
The sermon caused mnch comment and
aroused some indignation among the Re
publicans who heard it.
AN ANTI-TRUST BILL PASSED
the Missouri Legislature and Now
Awaits tbe Governor's Signature,
St. Louis, May B. The House anti
trust and pool bill which passed the Sen
ate yesterday is now in the hands of Gov
Keen interest is being taken as to the
Governor's disposition of the bill, but it is
believed he will sign it.
A Druggist Dies From His Injuries.
Philadelphia, May 5. Frank J. Wil
gus, one of the passengers in the coach
which was struck by a freight train early
Friday aorn'ing, died to-night from his in
juries. This makes the third victim of tbe
accident. jr. ' w ugus was - a pros porous
PITTSBURG, MONDAY, MAT 6, 1889.
SHIRAS 'COMES BACK
He "Will: Push His Resolution, Du't
be Guided .by Public Opinion.
THE GROUND OP IMPEACHMENT
Against Judge TThite is Unfitness for the,.
Office, Not Corruption.
HIS HONOR'S WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER
Warmly Indorsed by Temperance Feople, Who Pass"
George Shiras III. in a written statement
explains his motives for introducing his
resolution against Judge White. He
charges unfitness to hold the office, not cor-
rnption. The resolution will come up to
day. Meanwhile the Jndge himself is in
Bermuda. The temperance people have
held a meeting, indorsed His Honor's
course and condemned Mr, Shiras,
- T. J
iton. ueorge smras uuu returned w
Harrisburg last evening. Before leaving.
he talked freely about the action ot the
Bar Association in reference to his attempt
to impeach Judge White. He also left
with The Dispatch a written statement
which appears below.
"It fs for the publio to decide what shall
be done with my resolntion," he said. "I
represent the 'people tin this matter, and
have no personal motives whatever,
neither am I seeking to glorify my
self, as some have rediculously charged.
"Of course the action of the Bar Associa
tion puts me in a hole so far as getting
the resolution through the House is con
cerned. It will have its effect on the mem
bers. The resolution will come up to-morrow
evening, when they will have to take
some action on it.
an extba Session.
"If the resolution passes, it will require,
an extra Bession of the Legislature, and this
may influence some of the country members.
It would be a pretty state of affairs if a'
Judge could not be impeached except for,
corruption. No ouo accuses Judge White
of being corrupt, butja great many people
think he is not the proper person to be a
Here is the written statement of Hr.
Having previously stated tho reasons that
led to the preparation of the resolution for an
investigation, it may be well to say something
about the present situation. My colleague
from the Seventh district, the Hon. Wm. F.
White, states that my motives are purely po
litical and a sufficient explanation of the whOle,
affair. In this he really errs, for though satisC
fled that my constituents approve my motives
and method of action, they have been com
pletely lost sight of in the course that the exi
gencies of the case compelled me to follow. I
have been here two days, and the time has been
almost entirely spent in consultation with my
brethren at the bar, pending and following the
decision ot the Bar Association. 3.
I candidly admit that existing circumstance"
the question to the Bar Association, and the'
verdict has been contrary to what my first im
pressions led me to expect. Nevertheless lam
more than willing to accord the highest.mo
tives to those who voted against the associa
tion taking formal action, for not only were
many of these my personal friends, but the
reasons given unquestionably had weight. The
assertion that bad the ballot been secret in
stead of by a roll call, or had my resolntion
been actually read in the House of Representa
tives, so that it constituted a record upon
which the association could act, the
ballot would have shown a decisive
majority, is begging the question, for
the result alone must be accepted if I am to
stand by .my own Issue. The fact that 31 repre
sentative lawyers and members, too, of the
Bar Association, sustained my position, goes a
long way toward proving the assertion that my
advisers were from tbe best element of the
A PURE AND HOJTET JUDGE.
In all the excitement and clamor incident to
tbe proceedings there is nothing that has given
me greater mortification than the endless re
iteration from many prominent men that they
regard Judge White as honest and uncorrnpt.
If the public believe I think to tho contrary
they are mistaken, whatever may be the char
acter of .the various rumors. The reso
lution makes no such assertion, though
there are several paragraphs flexible enough
to admit proof o this. Such an investigation
must have scope enough to admit the proof of
anything rendering a man unfit or improper for
the bench. A man may. In the ordinary sense.
be honest, yet dangerously bigoted; honest, and
yet prejudiced, resentful, quick to seize suspi
cions and slow to receive refutations. He may,
through the infirmities of age, the embitter
ment of worldly misrepresentations, be uncivil,
arbitrary, inconsistent, oppressive, and yet be
uncorrnpt and pure as the driven snow. He
may be improperly and unduly influenced by
receiving allegations and statements from per
sons ostensibly acting as public guardians, who,
moved by personal considerations to the great
injury of persons, and yet be honest, however
mistakenin the law and the question of pro
priety. WARRANTING IMPEACHMENT.
Buch charges themselves involve no moral
turpltm'e, but, if proven, unquestionably war
rant impeachment. The judiciary, especially
when elected for long terms, must be above re
proach' and noted above all things for im
partiality, evenness of temper and practical
knowledge of law and of men.
While I condemn the impeachment proceed
ings of Judge Addison, oecause the charges of
intolerance and bigotry were likely proven
through political influences, yet it serves as an
instance of the .great scope of impeachment
proceedings. However, as the Bar Association
is divided in opinion, it has become necessary
to let the public take up or drop the matter. I
am only in a position to represent public
opinion, not create it, and between now and
Monday night they must speak or hold their
WILL THEY RECONSIDER IT?
A Prevailing Belief In the East That
License Transfers Will Pass.
There is said to be a prevailing belief
among members of the Legislature that Mr.
Fow's bill to provide for the transfers of
liquor licenses will pass 'the Senate not
withstanding that it failed in that body on
Friday for lack of a Constitutional
Senator Cooper will move to reconsider
the bill when the Senate reconvenes, and
nearly all the Philadelphia members of the
House will, it is reported, appeal to their
friends in the Senate to vote for it
THE JUDGE IN BERMUDA.
His Son Surprised at the Dimensions of the
rrcoM A btatt coBBxsroKDzirr.
Haerisburo, May C Representative
White Baid to-night that his father Is in the
Bermudas. Mr, White isyery mnch pleased
with the action of tha Pittsburg Bar.-bnt
surprised that there ahould be evea so large
and a.fe. eling of caution caused me to VpiiaU5" l5 WJi&I? ra" l0, ll5a?,0,-
a liSgpV'i , - Gi8A&.
TR0TEST AND APPROVAL.
The Former Against tbe Sblrns Resolution
The Latter for Judge White's
Coarse Action of the
The temperance meeting in the Opera
House last night wat turned into a demon
stration in support of Judge White. Dr.
Harry Bullen lei the meeting and, in the
course of his remarks, he made vigorous de
fense of the Judge, saying that what the
county needed was more "Judge White
washing." This was well received by the audience,
and John W. Moreland. who followed, took
the same course. He said he honored Judge
White, and every moral man would sustain
me Judge. His enemies, he Baid, are tbe
men who: are enemies of home, hearth and
native land. Mr. Moreland offered the fol
Whereas, An effort has been made to intro
duce into the Legislature of Pennsylvania a
resolntion reflecting upon the honor and good
name of Jnrirrn White, of tha Conrt of Common
I Fleas of this county, because of bisrjadlcial ac
tions in the recent license cases, ana
Whereas, We believe said resolution was
prompted by malice and political machinations,
backed by tha liqnor interests of the whole
State; be ft, therefore.
Resolved, That we, citizens of Allegheny
connty, in mass meeting assembled, do enter
our most solemn protest against the passage of
said resolution by the Legislature, deeming it
unwarranted and unjustifiable.
Resolved, That we herebv express our warm
est gratitude to Judge White for the honest,
conscientinm and fearless manner in which ha
; administered justice in the late License Court,
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iauu ne vuaiiK Dim nun au uur ueaiis iui tun
decimation of saloons in our midst, and the
consequent better protection of our homes "and
Dr. Bullen put the motion, and it was
carried unanimously, while some of the
more enthusiastic wanted to give three
cheers for Judge White, and were only re
strained with great difficulty.
J. Howard Moore, of Topeka, Han., was
the speaker of the evening. He held that
the temperance movement was the legiti
mate outcome of the progress of the world,
and asked: "Are you helping to haul tbe
chariot of reform along the highway of the
ages, or are you stalking in the dogwoods,
a bushwacker for gin?" He said there was
no middle course. A man was either for
liquor or against it, and his vote on the
prohibition amendment would show which
way he wanted to stand. As for ultimate
victory, Mr, Moore said it was as sure as
when the fight was made against slavery,
or when tbe forefathers fought against
kingly power a century ago. The world
moves and the cause of progress always
, During the evening Bignor Fernandez
was introduced, and played "Nearer My
God to Thee" as a violin solo. He was
' SHIRAS AND MOORS
Blscnssed by the Members of tha Anti-Pro
"i hlblllon League.
The Anti-Prohibition League held a
i general meeting last night in Druid's Hall,
1 on Carson street, and outside of routine
business the subject of Judge White's pro
posed impeachment by Hon. George Shiras
III., caused considerable discussion.
"It seems very extraordinary that our law
yers of the Pittsburg Bar failed to have the
courage to stand up openly and indorse the
resolution of Mr. Shiras. I was told by a
gentleman to-day that the Bar would have
expressed their approval of Mr. Shiras'
action, had it been offered in any other man
ner except on a viva voce-vote. The fact
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recoru as siraiKuiiorwam uieu. .asregarus
Mr. Shiras, I think that our society ought
to express its approval of Tiis action in the
highest and most laudable terms."
A resolution was then drawn up to this
The Anti-Prohibition League, embodying 15
German societies of Pittsburg and Allegheny,
desires to express a vote of thanks to the Hon.
George Shiras IIL for the courageous manner
in which he boldly stood up and voiced tbe
public sentiment which believes in the neces
sity of investigating the manner in which
JndgoWhite presided over the last License
Eulogies for Shiras fairly pervaded the
air for a few minutes, until a subject came
up which attracted interest for the time be
ing. Mr. Trotschel, the Secretary, stated that
a resolution ought to be passed against
Colonel W. D. Moore for the manner in
which he had deserted them; hut the motion
was rejected, because those present ex
pressed themselves to the effect that Mr.
Moore ought now to be below the dignity of
any member ot the Anti-Prohibition
ATTACKED BY A GRAY EAGLE.
A Stalwart Man Badly Wounded
Starved King of tbo Air.
rSrECTAL TELEOBAII TO TUX DISFATCn.
New Haven, Conn., May 6. Daniel
Button, of Portland, near Middletown, was
attacked by a large gray eagle, a few days
ago. The bird made a savage plunge at
him, badly wounding him and tearing his
coat nearly oft. His cries for help were
heard by his son and a neighbor, who
rushed to the scene. The three men, after
a hard tussle, captured tbe eagle alive, and
Mr. Button nbw has the bird on exhibition.
With true Yankee shrewdness, Mr. Button
conceived the idea of using his trophy as a
source of revenue, and has built a handsome
house for the bird, where he exhibits it for
a small fee. A good sum has been offered
for the bird by a Hartford taxidermist, but
he will not sell.
The condition of the eagle when it was
captured showed that it was nearly starved,
and accounted for its savage attack upon a
stalwart man. Had it been a child instead
ofa grown person who was attacked, the
eagle would have made way with it. The
bird measures seven feet from tip to tip. It
stands three'feet high and weighs25 pounds.
SIX GRAINS OP MORPHINE
End tho Life of Harry Robinson, an Old
tSPICXU. TXLXQBAX TO TBI PtSFATCH.
Bloominoton, III., May 5. Harry
W. Bishop, who for a quarter of a century
or longer has been known quite prominently
to the minstrel world as "Harry Robinson,
tbe man with tbe silver horns," committed
suicide at a hotel in this city to-day by tak
ing poison. Bishop was found in bed in a
condition of Btupor at 8:30 o'clock this
morning, and died this afternoon despite
medical help. Bis wire obtained a divorce
from him last Thursday, in the Circuit
Court of this city, on the ground ot cruelty,
though Bishop let the case go by default.
He left several letters, inclndfng one in
which he said that he had resolved to die
because of the fact that paralysis was
gradually overcoming him,. and he dreaded
falling into a state of helplessness. He
closed the letter with saying : "Six grains
of morphine did it." He was worth at one
time $50,000. His father resides in Brook
lyn. He was aged 65, and leaves one child,
an infant, with his divorced wife.
THE 5AM0AN QUESTION.
A Committee to Report Upon the Selection
Berlin, May 5. A committee of the Sa
moan Conference lias been directed, to exam
ine and report npon the means for establish
ing order in Samoa and adequate guarantees
for the maintenance of peace, including tbe
question of a king.
Dr. Knflbpe' severely censures the "loose
discipline" of the American sailors in Sa
moa. He accuses then of thievish -propen
sities ana a ionunasa ior liquor.
CAKN0T FIRED UPON.
A Soldier Assists at the Opening of
the Exposition By Trying to
KILL THE PRESIDENT OP PRANCE.
A Desperate Attempt Made to Lynch the
PARIS THRONGED WITH GAY. CROWDS.
Ibe First Day of the Centennial Exercises a Great
President Carnot opened the French Cen
tennial exercises yesterday. He had a
narrow escape from assassination, being
fired upon by a soldier who had a griev
ance. The latter insisted that he did not
intend to harm the President, but merely
desired to attract his attention.
-TUT CABLE TO TDE DISPATCH.!
Pabis, May 5. Copyright A sensa
tional feature of the opening of the Exhibi
tion ceremonies was an attempt on tbe life
of President Carnot. It chanced that I
stood within three feet of the would-be as
sassin when he fired the shot. I had gone
to the main entrance of the Palace Elysee
to see Ca mot depart for Versailles. A man
in the crowd attracted everybody's atten
tion. He was of middle height, with a long
brown beard and an excited manner. He
muttered constantly to himself as he pushed
his way to and fro through the crowd.
Two o'clock was the time set apart for the
reception ;of Carnot at Versailles by the
ministers, members of Congress and the
county and municipal authorities. Pre
cisely at three minntes to 12 a grand chorus
of trumpets announced the imminent de
parture of Carnot, and as the neighboring
clocks were announcing midday, a short
procession of carriages and guards made
their appearance. On account of the uncer
tain weather the cover of the President'sjcar
riage was raised, and to this circumstance
Carnot probably owes his life.
shot at cabnot.
As the carriage rolled into the street the
man with the beard jumped forward, and
presenting a revolver, fired point blank at
the President. Immediately after the first
discharge the man raised his arm a second
time, but a policeman jumped forward and
succeeded, after a struggle, in wresting the
revolver away from the would-be assassin.
The crowd burst through the police lines
crying "Vive Carnot," and pushed at the
man, who was still struggling to get away
from the police.
Meantime matters had not gone so well
with the would-be imitator of Booth and
Gnitean. The miserable wretch was severely
handled by an infuriated mob before the
policeman could get him to a cab, from
which even then the excited crowd attempted
to take him. Loud cries of "To the
water with him," "To the river,"
rang on all sides, and had not
a stronger force of police appeared
I do not doubt the few officers on the
spot would have been powerless to save him
from popular fury. It seemed as if the
crowd had, again caught the spirit of
violence of the old Communards. After &
long hand-to-hend struggle 'the-prisoner,
along with the police and a small number
ot journalists, got inside a neighboring
police station. Your correspondent was
among them. For some time the prisoner
ABSOLUTELY BEFUSED TO SPEAK.
I examined the pistol which he hadused.
It was not of French make.being ofa short,
heavy pattern as used in England, and bore
on its revolver of six chambers the inscrip
tion, "British Constabulary."
At last, after several questions put by
the Commissarire and Constable Bacot, the
man declared he was too mnch hurt and
prostrated by public violence to speak.
"Why did you fire at Monsieur Carnot?"
demanded Bacot, disregarding his last
"I merely fired to attract his attention."
This somewhat vaguely.
"You are not French?" questioned the of
ficial. "You are mistaken," responded his
prisoner, with some approach to vivacity.
"I am French and served in the Third Regi
ment of Zouaves. A year ago Carnot in
flicted an injustice on me. I wrote
protesting, and was imprisoned 60 days in
a military prison. For this I sought
redress, but could get neither a hearing nor
an answer to my letter. Yesterday I came
to Paris to see the President personally
about my wrongs.
At this point the man broke down and
cried for a few minutes. Then he said that
he did not wish to kill the President. Four
of the chambers of the revolver were loaded
with blank cartridges.
A GERMAN SUBJECT.
The-prisoner proved to be Jean Nicholas
Perran, a civil servant in the naval depart
ment at Martinique, one. of the French
colonies. His wile and three young chil
dren live at Crecy En Valois, a department
annexed by Germany after the war, so
that the man is now actually a German
subject, thongh he has sworn allegiance to
France. He is 36 years of age, and though
of a nervous temperament he does not seem
to be at all deranged. He wore a frock coat
and had an almost aristocratic bearing. The
policeman who tried to stop the discharge had
bis hand badly burned, uarnot was as
placid and cool through all the excitement
as a New Jersey fisherman angling for
trout under the leafy trees that border the
Paris is en fete. The moment awaited with
so much impatience has at last arrived.
Business is for the nonce disregarded. In'
numerable flags cover the front of the
houses to the highest story, and the thunder
of artillery is echoing across the leafy
glades of historical Versailles, announcing
that the public festivities are nnder way.
PARIS IN HOLIDAY GARB.
The Champs Elysees and Quais presented
an appearance of almost unprecedented ac
tivity and gayety. Inscriptions formed of
flowers met the eye at every turn, and one of
unique design, artfully entwined with
broad silk ribbons of red, whito and blue,
announcing the centennial anniversary of
the meeting of the States General and the
declaration of liberty, -vas greeted with
special marks of public favor.
As the President's carriage drew near the
Pont de Sevres, he found himself protected
by deep lines ot blue-coated infantry.
At the bridge he was met by the Prefect of
the Department of the Seine et Oise,
and at the boundary line of
the town of Versailles the Mayor and Mu
nicipal Council bade him welcome. Im
mediately oo his arrival within the limits of
the beautiful spot, associated with so many
magnificent fetes of tbe past, being known,
tbe guns of the Versailles garrison
thundered a salute across tbe ma
jestic park and thousands of bayonet
topped rifles turned to follow the example
of their bigger brethren, though in a less
demonstrative fashion, as the President's
carriage was driven at a quicker pace np
th splendid avenue at 230, accompanied by
the members of the Cabinet and other offi
cials. A. BRILLIANT CEREMONY,
M, Carnot inaugurated a slab at the old
mansion of the Venns Blaisirs, commemo
rative of ' tho opening ' ot Jhe
State's 'General, - This .ceremony ,.wae
most brilliant, aided not a little b;
she splendid weather, which nnfai
ingly assisted the ehtire day's proceedings.
The Prefect and Mayor both spoke, wel
coming the descendant of one ot the most
famous participators in the revolution as a
worthy representative of the historic
name. M. Tirard, the Minister of
Commerce, replied on behalf of the Govern
ment, recalling in eloquent terms the event
which they were celebrating as the l&n4
mark in French history and the history of
After the conclusion of the ceremonies at
Versailles, Including a superb military re
view, the President returned to Paris. The
whole city is ablaze with lights and decora
tions and preparations for a great display
to-morrow are being pushed forward.
TBUE EBIENDS OF IRELAND
Propose to Establish Factories to Employ
Evicted Tenants A Stock Company
Organizing Ko Filibustering
To Be Allowed.
Boston, May 5. A number of promi
nent citizens of Boston, who have for a long
time b'een considering the question of how
best to go to work to practically and last
ingly benefit the poor evicted tenants in
Ireland have united upon a plan
for carrying out their purpose. The
full details of it cannot be given out yet,
bnt they will probably be developed in the
course of a few weeks'. They feel that hope
of accomplishing anything lies in the possi
bility of getting the farmless people inter
ested in some kind of industrial pursuit.
The idea is to establish in one of thp poorest
districts a factory in which evicted tenants
could find employment. It is proposed
therefore to incorporate a stock company,
selling the shares in all parts of the united
States where are natives of Ireland or
friends of Ireland's cause to buy them.
The men who are promoting the scheme
recognize the fact tthat the only way for
them-to attain success in it is to show their
personal interest by going across and getting
the factory fairly started. There wonld be
no filibusters in the party, and it would be
guaranteed that there would be no molesta
tion of English management of the unfortu
nate island's affairs. As soon as the plans
are perfected, however, they will be sub
mitted to Messrs. Parnell. Davitt and
O'Brien for approval. It is proposed to
manufacture boots, shoes, clothing and un
derwear. There is already an underwear
factory in Mullingar which ls'run upon this
principle. It is in a very flourishing con
dition. Some of the stock is held by Bos
ton friends of the Irish cause, who in sub
scribing felt that they were doing more for
theirkindred than if they had merely given
the money to the League fund,
A SHIP'S SURGEON SUICIDES.
He Takes Morphine nnd Thus Ends a
Woman Hater's Life.
rSFXCLU. TILIORAH TO THS DISPATCH.!
Newt York, May 5. Sydney J. Arm
strong, surgeon on the Inman Line steam
ship City of Berlin, committed suicide this
afternoon withmorphine. He was 27 years
old, and lived in Nottingham, England,
where his father is an Episcopal clergyman.
The surgeon was found lying on his bed,
apparently asleep. On the table was a let
ter in a sealed envelope, addressed to a
friend, who picked it up and read:
Dear Friend When you return to the.
boat and see me again you will find me dead.
Your friend, Sydney J. Armstrong.
He was not dead, but he was unconscious
and he died before a doctor arrived. A paper
containing a quantity of morphine was on
the table and a beer glass near it. The
ship's officers do not know any reason b
had for suicide. yjOoa of .them said Arm
strong was engaged to be married to agirl
in England, two years ago, and Bhe jilted
him. He hated women and would have
nothing to do with them. He didn't like to
attend the female passengers on the ship.
He was in no financial difficulty. He had
been on the ship as surgeon more than a
year, and before that he was surgeon on
the City of Richmond of the same line.
A CHINESE JEWEL
The Smithsonian Institution Presented With
a Ring of Great Antiquity.
WASHiNGTON.May 5. The Smithsonian
Institution has received a gift of great
antiquity from the Chinese Minister. It is
a "Jade" ring abont ten inches in diameter
and one-eighth of an inch in thickness;with
a hollow center about four inches in diame
ter. It is of a pale hue.
The ring is known as the "Han Pek"
jewel of the dynasty of Han, an old-time
monarch of 3,500 years ago. Court officials
of that day when given an audience with
the Emperor held one ring with both hands
and thrust their fingers into the opening in
order to guard against moving their hands
while addressing the throne, the emphasiz
ing of their remarks by flourishes of the
hands presumably being contrary to of
ficial etiquette. Tbe ring was used as an
emblem of submission or respect for the
sovereign. It was recently unearthed from
a sepulchre, having been buried with its
SATED BY A NEWSBOT.
A Party of Tramps Arrested While Robbing
a Wealthy Man.
ISFXCTAI. TILXOBAM TO TEE DISPATCH.!
Erie, May 6. Ira Kufford, a newsboy
who left his home at Grand Rapids, Mich.,
for a tramp, rushed into the police station
this evening and reported that a party of
'fellow-tramps were robbing a man in a
secluded spot, and feared they wonld kill
A detachment of officers went to the res
cue and found the gang of highwaymen in
the act of stripping a man named S. M.
Wilson a mill owner at Cherry Valley,
Ashtabula county, O. Wilson had come
to Erie to sell lumber and was too inebri
ated to be capable of taking care of him
self. AH the gang were arrested. The boy
who gave the alarm had been sent for
liqupr bnt took advantage of the opportun
ity to save the victim. He will be sent
home by the anthorities. Wilson will be
held for a witness.
A RUN ON A BANK.
Farmers Afraid of tbe Anoka National Bank
Since tbe Pratt Embezzlement.
Anoka, Minn., May C A run on the
Anoka National Bank occurred yesterday.
It, however, amounted to very little less
than $20,000 being drawn out and the
bank had over $100,000 on hand to meet it
Tbe money drawn out was by fanners.
Business men still keep on depositing.
The rnn Is supposed to be the result of the
panicky feeling prevalent since the Pratt
embezzlement, and owing to rumors of the
closing out of the Anoka lumber business.
ANXIOUS TO HEAR THE. TENOR.
The Crash of Ladies at a Choral Service
titop the Proceedings,
Madrid. May 5. At the last sitting of
the Catholic Congress a crowd of ladles in
vaded the church to hear a choral service
in which the tenor Gayarre was to
take part. So great was the crowd that
delegates to the congress were unable to
reach their seats.
'The President refused to allow the ser
vice to begin, and the audience finally dis
persed, amid much disorder.
A Fatal Baggy Rldr.
ISFXCtAI. TJO.XOSAK TO TKX DISPATCH.!
Tnror, May & Mrs. E. S. Adams, of
Bycamore, was thrown frsja. r twggy ,to-
uayjuia msur sj btbo.
Kffl"TNG- TTP TUTTIM?.?
rhinks Admiral Port
AT THE BATTLE OP NEWORLEMS.
Somebody Showed the White Feather, and
Ben Ought to Know Who.
A STRANGE THINpAB0UI THE AFPAH.
Hard to TeU How the Boats Passed Ererjoody Wl "
out Being Seen.
Colonel Whelden, who was with General
Btftler at New Orleans, confirms the latter
story of the occurrences at that memorable
time, in so-far as he is able to remember the
circumstances. He thinks that Admiral
Porter showed the white feather in some
way, but was apparently bo badly scared
himself that he couldn't be positive about it.
ISPXCfALTSLXOBAX TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Boston, May 5. The story printed 'this
morning, ,in which Admiral Porter was
charged with cowardice by General Butler,
has disturbed a hornet's nest, and military,
men are getting excited at the prospects of
a legal battle at which a man's character k
at stake. -Colonel C. H. Whelden, who
was with General Butler at New Orleans,
was asked about the accuracy of General
Butler's statement in reference to Admiral
Porter's being a coward and running away
at the time the forts were attacked below
New Orleans by Farragut. He said that
there were several statements that he could
not vouch for from personal knowledge, but
in many respects he thought General Butler
"Were you a member of General Butler's1
staff at the time PL St. Phillip and Ft.
Jackson were captured, below New Orleans',
in 1862 ?" asked the reporter.
COLONEL VVHELDEN'S POSITION.
"No, I was not At that time I wag
Lieutenant Colonel of the Thirty-first Mas-'
sachnsetts Begldent, which was the first
one to land when General Butler landed at
New Orleans. I became a member of his
staff in January, 1863."
"Well, Colonel, after reading the inter
view with General Butler, what is you
version of the controversy 7"
'Tknow there was an officer connected
with the navy, at the month of the Missis
sippi, who ran away."
"Are you ready to say that this officer
was Admiral Porter?" Ml -
"No, I am not, from my own knowledge.
"Where were yon when Farragut went(,
np the river to the forts at the time Butler
was nassinz un behind him?" '
''I was stationed on the army flagship
near the east bank of the river, where tie-,
transports were anchored at the time. X
was on board the boat during the whole
day. Farragut started up the river at 3
o'clock in the morning, and Bntler was' fol-4
lowing hint on his headquarters boat, ther
Saxon. Porter was between where 'I was
stationed and Farragut with a fleet" '
THE J3TORY PLAUSIBLE.
"Could Porter have gone down- the, river,
as Butler statcs.and.passed your. boats with
out your seeing or knowing abot& it?
n I... MnTd if t, li A fu A ,n Win
extreme side of the Tiv which he wouM
not nave nets, anifr to ao mzw-t
"Now, Colonel Whelden, did you or an
of the officers or men on the flagship on
which you were stationed see any of Port
er's boats come down the river and pass-you
on way out to sea, as General Bntler states
"No, I did not see any of Porter's fleet, or
anybody else's fleet, come down the river
and pass the flag boat that I was on, and go
toward the sea; nor did I near any of the
officers on board say they saw anything of
the. kind. I did afterward hear that some
prominent officer connected with the navy
had shown the white feather and turned
back, and while I might have been led to
conclude it was Porter, on account of his
being in command of the fleet, from my own
knowledge I do know that it is true, and
THE STRANGE THING ABOUT IT
is that any of the boats connected with, the
fleet could have passed where we were and
we not have known it, although that might
have been possible."
"How long did yon remain stationed
where von were in the river after Farragut
went up toward the forts?"
"We had orders to leave that afternoon,
and we started immediately and went down
out of the river and came up around into
Sable Bay, hear Sable Island, JI think it
is, about five miles east of Ft St Phillip.''
"Did you see anv of Porter's fleet at any
time in passing aronnd Sable Bay?"
"None at all."-
"Had Bntler come hack to where yoa
were stationed before you sailed around to
"No; we were nnder his Adjutant, Gen
eral George C. Strong. We sailed around
with him, and a part of the troops were
landed on the east side of the fort Jnst as
I had received the command to disembark
the Thirty-first Regiment,
THE SIGNAL "WAS GIVEN
to return, as the rebel flag had been hauled
down from Ft St. Phillip. The troops im
mediately went aboard and we returned into
the Mississippi river, where we met Bntler
and went up the river toward New Or
leans." "Where was Porter?"
"I do not know. I did not see him, but I
suppose his flotilla was in the river below
the fort. Of course I was not thinking
much about Porter at the time, bnt if his
flotilla had been around there I think I
should have seen it"
"Do yon remember any controversy at
headquarters, at that time orany subsequent
time, abont Porter's running away?"
"As I understand it, Porter was not will
ing to give Butler any of the credit for
capturing the fort He claimed that the
capture was dne to Farragut and himself."
"Do you believe that Bntler had anything
to do with the capture?"
"Certainly. I believe that Butler had
much to do abont the capture of the forts,
for when the rebels in Ft St Phillip found:
that Butler's men were being landed above
them, they mutinied on their officers and re
fused to fight, and soon after that the flag
was hauled down."
SHOT OYER A GAME OF CARDS.
Two Men Fatally Woandod In a Row Aboat
tbe Sam of 910.
HrXCIAL TXLIOBAKTO TUB DtsrATCH.1, "
Harrisburg, May & Two men were . '
fatally shot in a saloon at Lyxens, this
conntv. last nizht. in a fight growing out of
a game of cards. Morris Miller and Henry -C
ionns were piaying, wuea mo juiiucruntu
lenged the latter to play ior a stake of HO? ,.
Johns couldn't produce the money, and'' a
quarrel followed. August Brauer, prefc
prietor of the saloon, quelled tbe dis-
turbance for the time, but as the men and1
several other persons proceeded down "a
stairway a fight ensued, which culminated
in the discharge of a revolver;
One bullet penetrated the abdomen' of
Morris Miller, whe died in about half aa
hour, and another struck Frederick Kind
ler, who is thought to have sustained fatal
injuries, uiwhbj ! .c, u. iig..niiau.
was identified by both men ae having &r4
the two shots, and he aad Joane wereiar-1
rested soon after tbe Moetiag-' CfiTsMl
claims to nave aetM is setfoHMHsta