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-HE WAS HOT POSTED,
Colonel Shepard Gravely An
nounces That Cincinnati
ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAY.
He is Immediately Corrected by "Wire
From the Queen City.
ANOTHEE CEAMI CAUSES A SENSATION.
He Distributes Circulars In the Presby
terian General Assembly That Cnnse
Him to be at Once Fired Ont The First
Day Devoted to Reports A Reception
la the Evening, nt Which Governor
Beaver Slakes an Address The South
ern Assembly In Favor of Brotherly
Action Whenever Possible The Color
Question to be Ignored.
The first real day's work of the Northern
General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church was completed last evening. Dur
ing the day's exercises several peculiar
things were developed. One was that Col
onel Elliott F. Shepard made a report in
which he said the Cincinnati saloons are
closed on Sunday. This was so entirely
contrary to the true status of affairs that a
chill of doubt was thrown over his entire
report. He was called down on the saloon
question and the remainder of his report
fell tat The Southern Assembly, in session
in Chattanooga, developed a spirit of har
mony and union, the color question being
IKPICIAI. TELEGEAM TO THE DISFATCU.I
New Yoke, May 17. It was a busy day
to-day in the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in the Fourth Ave
nue Presbyterian Church. It was the first
day of the session entirely devoted to the
transaction of business. The proceedings
consisted of reports from special commit
tees appointed a year ago .on topics of
There was one interruption of the pro
gramme. Soon after the afternoon session
began a small man with a peaked brown
ard and a pale complexion stepped from
lewhere to the head of the center aisle
to the platform. He had under one
in Oxford Bible, and in the hand a
e ot circulars. He began by flinging
'fsengaged arm, and in a voice like
he cried: "Men, brethren and fa
jw ,1 time to awake out of sleep. You
Sft.irF?fied " '
Time to Fire the Intruder Oat.
"Yon have no right here," began the
Bev. Dr. Howard Crosby.
Other cries resounded through the church
and. half the brethren were on their feet.
Two or three gray-haired and spectacled
doctors of divinity jumped out into the
aisle, got behind the intruder and pushed
him, unresisting, down the aisle toward the
door. On the way out he showered the com
missioners with black-bordered circulars.
"I am an ex-Presbyterian clergyman,"
he said, "and your servant in Christ, S. I.
Hickey. I'm sorry the brethren didn't ap
prove of me. For further information ad
dress me at Station B, Brooklyn. I have
preached there with Brother Foote, and I
have been attached to Bellevue Presbytery.
-1 am only doing what I believe is mv
The circular was a little misty, but ap
peared to be an argument in support of the
doctrine of probation after death. There
were other things in it, such as this: "We
Presbyterians have an army of clergy, dis
tinguished by flattering titles, seeking
worldly advancement, who covetously re
ceive honor one of another, many receiving
princely salaries beside perquisites for their
Wherein the Inconsistency Lies.
"We have as officers in our church the
President of the United States, Cabinet offi
cers, Supreme Court, Governors, editors and
owners of metropolitan journals; mer
chant princes, manufacturing monarchs,
railroad magnates, stock manipulators,
monopolizers of the earth and its
bounties, and other great ones. Mark our
flagrant duplicity, therefore, in claiming to
be followers of Jesus Christ, whom the
world's rich and great hated and despised,
who said to His disciples: The world hath
hated them because they are not of this
- Mr. Hickey and a companion who con
tinued to distribute circulars were finally
put out on the sidewalk, where they at
tempted to continue to peddle, but on com
plaint of the Eev. Dr. Crosby they were
driven away by the police. Captain Beilly
was requested to have policemen at the door
of the church hereafter.
The assembly adopted Dr. Craven' report
'rt commending that to enable Presbyteries
Jto take possession of the property of extinct
churches, a standing committee of each
Presbytery should see that clauses are in
serted in the deeds of church properties per
mitting the properties so to lar3se.
A Serious Debate Postponed.
The Committee on Revision of the Con
fession cf Faith asked to have Prof. 'W. G.
F. Shedd, of Union Theological Seminary,
Prof. E. I). Morris, of Lane Theological
Seminary, and Prof. E. B. Welch, of Au
burn Theological Seminary, added to the
committee, and the work continned until
next year. The report was adopted, and
this, probably, shelves the debate on arbi
trary election for another year.
Colonel Elliott F. Shepard, Chairman or
the Committee on the Observance of the
Sabbath, climbed on the platform and was
glad to be able to report Chat there is an in
creasing dispositibn to observe the Sabbath
in this country, especially in the matter of
1 transportation; the committee had also
reason to believe that the circulation of
Sunday newspapers is decreasing.
iVgTo this the brethren responded by ap-
plause, and Colonel Shepard also reported
that he was glad to learn that in Cincinnati
the saloons are closed on Sunday. The
committee hoped that the General Assembly
would memorialise Congress to fix the first
ftTedaeBdar in'March assauguration Day,
,t a voia.the preHaraTrBcTsWogfaeai gab-:
bath breaking, when the day came too near
one end of the week.
The Colonel Sadly Mistaken.
When the good Colonel had sat down a
delegate-arose and said he held in his hand
a dispatch from a minister in Cincinnati,
declaring that saloons in Cincinnati are
open on Snnday. That was the turning
point in the last election, and the liquor
Colonel Shepard said he had been misin
formed and would correct the report. The
report and corrections will be considered on
Friday, when the truthfulness of the entire
report will be attacked, as well as one por
tion of it.
The Eev. Dr. Joseph T. Smith, of Balti
more, Chairman of a committee which met
a similar committee of the Southern General
Assembly, reported that the committees
agreed to work together in many ways
not to trespass on each other's territory, and
to let the work in the colored churches
go on as heretofore. A minority report by
S. M. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, declared
for an absolute union of the Northern and
Southern General Assemblies. The reports
will be debated on Wednesday.
President Harrison's minister in Wash
ington, the Eev. Dr. Tennis S. Hamlin, of
Baltimore Presbytery, objected, on behalf
of his presbytery, to a report on the Board
of Missions for Freedmen, read by the Eev.
Dr. C. A. Dickey, of Philadelphia,
Why the Complaint Was Made.
The Eev. Dr. Diokey's committee had re
ported in favor ot continuing the present
Board of Missions to Freedmen, with the
commendation of the General Assembly.
Dr. Hamlin said the Baltimore Presbytery
were sore about the present board, wbicn
has its headquarters in Pittsburg, but that
he had not been able to get a hearing before
Mr. Dickey's committee.
Warner Van Norden, President of the
Union, welcomed the delegates, and Mod
erator W. C. Eoberts responded.
Governor Beaver, of Pennsylvania, as
ruling elder in the assembly, spoke, the
Eev. John E. Paxton made a witty speech,
and -Colonel Elliott F. Shepard told what a
good time the commissioners will have on
the pilgrimage he is to take them on to
morrow. Supper was served in the assembly room,
and a concert was given by the orchestra
and quartet, one ot whom is Mrs. C. M.
Raymond, lormerly Annie Louise Carey,
and now of Dr. Paxton's chnrch cboir.
Supper was over at 12:50. The drinks were
iced coffee and lemonade.
THE SOUTHERN ASSEMBLY.
A Document Introduced That May Cause Se
rious Trouble The Report of the Joint
Committee on Union The Colored
Knee a Canse of Contention.
Chattanooga, May 17. The General
Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian
Church met in its second day's session
at 9 o'clock this morning. Com
mittees were appointed and reports
heard. The following paper, which
promises to, cause trouble, was submitted
by the Secretary and assistant secretary of
the Executive Committee of the Foreign
Mission. Board. .
General Assembly convened at Chattanooga:
The undersigned beg leave respectfully to
state that within the past year in the transac
tion of business entrusted by the church to
the Executive Committee on Foreign Mis
sions, difficulties of a painful nature
have been created; and especially charges of a
serious character, some of them relating to
both of the undersigned, others relating only
to the Secretary have been madaby the Rev.
man of ibe Executive Committee,
Believing these charges to be wboly
unjust, the undersigned would respectfully ask
of the General Assembly that an investigation
of them and all these difficulties be made with
out delay, that snch relief may be granted as
the case may require. Very respectfully,
M. H. Hotstow,
D. C. Kakket.
The clerk read the report of the Commit
tee on Conference of tbe Northern and
Southern General Assemblies on co-operation
in church work. After referring to
the causes which led to the rupture of the
two organizations, the joint committee
agreed to submit to the two assemblies the
following recommendations as a basis for
action of two bodies:
This joint committee, waiving tbe considera
tion of their differences heretofore stated,
acres to recommend to the two assemblies:
First That the relations of the colored peo
ple In the two churches be allowed to remain In
statu quo. The work among them to proceed
on the same lines as heretofore.
Second That all proper aid. comfort and en
couragement in a spirit of kindly Christian
brotherhood and confidence shall be extended
by each church to the educational and evangel
iilng efforts of the other for the colored race,
with a view to the encouragement of every
laudable effort to this end on both sides.
STOEMS IN THE WEST.
Bala Fell la Torrents la Many Localities,
Causing Some Fatntittcs.
rSFZCIAl- TELIGKAl! TO THI DISPATCH.1
Chicago. May 17. Reports from Iowa,
Missouri, Nebraska and Mississippi show
that those States were swept to-day by ter
rific thunder storms. Near Kansas
City the rain fell in torrents,
and many washouts are reported by
railroad men. In Iowa hail stones of enor
mous size beat down the growing crops and
broke windows in hundreds of buildings.
In Illinois the lightning was unusually de
structive. Fatalities are reported from
Bockford, Lodi, Bock Island, Amherst and
In Milwaukee the rainfall was phenome
nal. Three men were drowned in the Com
merce street tunnel by bursting of a sewer,
which had become overtaxed. At Bacine,
Kenosha and Burlington the storm raged
furiously, many buildings being struck by
lightning and burned. The heat in Chicago
was oppressive but no rain felL
MIN1STEE BICE HAD TO DIE.
A Post Mortem Examination Proves That
Nothing- Conld Have Saved His Life,
I8FBCUT, TELXQBjUt TO TEX DISPATCH.!
New Yoek, May 17. It has been sug
gested that Minister Bice's life might have
been saved had the operation of tracheotomy
been jserformed in time. Any such conjec
tures were set at rest by an autopsy held
this afternoon. Following is a copy of the
In the case of Allen Thomdyke Bice, at a
post mortem examination made at 4.30 P. K. on
Friday. May 17, 1889, we detect acute general
extensive oedema of both lungs and very mod
erate cedema of the glottis. . We believe that
tbe lung complication was the chief immediate
canse of death. The brain weighed 0 ounces.
K. Ij. KETES. E. g. J ASK WAT.
E. E. DtfNTAM. H. GOLDTrrWAlTE,
E. FULT.KB. C. H. OHETWOOrj
Dr. Fnller.who was also present when
Mr. Bice died, said that this result showed
that tracheotomy conld not have prolonged
SUICIDE IN A !BATH HOUSE.
X Denver Man Selects an Almost Certain
Manner of Death.
rsrxciAX. nuoxixTo tub dispatch. l
CHICAGO, May 17. Peter Schmidt, of j
uenver, ii., went into tne Datn nouse
under Chambers' jewelry store this morning
and bought a bath check. Then he went to
a private room, undressed, filled the tub,
with water and jumped into it He fired a
uuucb iuw his jicbu juiu wien 2611 Dace lni
the water to die.
A poltee officer who heard the shot, bun
osen L&ei deer aad, drappert Schmidt nat
. -. or - -...
the ,,l8A.vTJi,wHuida , aSllvent
AN ACTUAL STUfflER.
f a rriTT r tt nffiTTtriTrm I i ' nfr t iftitait TTn I i mxr mTT m "nTiTTvn l irTTT i titv a tttttt tjii i mi5JBfjLT
Carnegie's Homestead Hes Oct Less
Wages' Bather Than More.
A WIDE DIFFERENCE IS FIGURES.
Instead of 30 Per Cent Advance, 20 Per
Cent deduction Comes.
A SLIDIHG SCALE fOE 'THREE TEAKS
Is Proposed, but Some Amalgamated Workmen Tab
tbe Idea Lightly.
There will be a big surprise in Homestead
to-day. Carnegie, Phipps & Co. will an
nounce a reduction of wages at their large
mills. It will affect 2,500 workmen. It
comes as a reply to the demand of the men
for an advance. The announcement will
tell why it was necessary to make the cut,
which is very heavy in some instances. A
struggle is anticipated as the result of this
A demand for an advance in wages was
made upon Carnegie, Phipps & Co. by their
employes in ihe great Homestead Steel Mills
about three weeks ago. While it was supposed
to average 30 percent over the wages at pres
ent paid, it was found to actually mean an
advance ranging from 25 per cent in some
departments to 68 per cent in others. This
is the mill at which armor plate for the
navy, other marine work and structural
steel is made. It was one the most expen
sive mills to build in this country, and is
filljd with ponderous machinery.
A report reached The Dispatch office
to the effect that the firm would to-day an
nounce its reply to their men. Nothing
could be learned about the matter in labor
circles so a reporter was sent'direct to the
city offices of Carnegie, Phipps & Co.
There the rumor was confirmed. This morn
ing printed notices will be posted up at the
mills in Homestead, notifying employes
that hereafter schedules will be put in
force, based on a price for steel blooms,
billets and slabs, of 527 50 per gross ton on
cars. Wages will be advanced or reduced,
according to the average monthly selling
price, but wages will not go below 525 per
ton. This is a eliding scale something after
the method in use at Braddock.
IT IS A BEDUCTIOH.
Mr. Abbott, a member of the firm, in re
ply to the reporter's questions, said that tbe
schedules make a very material reduction
below the present wages at Homestead.
Heretofore, he says, the Homestead works
have been paying far more than any'other
works with which they come in competition.
The new scales will bring about equality,
but the wages will be in excess of those paid
by any other works outside of the Amalga
mated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers. As the leading competitors of
the Homestead mill are outside of the Amal
gamated Association, he. regards this as fair
to the men.
-lki Abbott regards thetep-BB!Teryo'4
mentous one. He says it was only taken
after a full consideration and careful study
of the wages with which they come in com
petition. The new scales affect about
2,500 workmen. He expects that the change
will cause a prolonged struggle, but it has
been decided to be necessary, or else the
works will have to go out of competition
with those paying less wages to their em
ployes. OBJECTIONS ABE EXPECTED.
"The men have said they wish a rest this
summer," said Mr. Abbott, "and it will
probably he given them. We have no
quarrel with organized labor. We are per
fectly willing that onr men shall belong to
either the Amalgamated Association or the
Knights of Labor if these organizations will
permit a scale -ot wages anywhere near as
low as those of onr competitors. But we
recognize that association will object to the
reduction proposed, and, consequently, after
deliberation, we are preparing for the
straggle which we expect with the determi
nation to make wages upon whioh we can
run onr works steadily and profitably."
It was learned in some further conversa
tion that the schedule makes the heaviest
reduction on the highest-priced labor. It
is understood that in some instances this is
as high as 50 per cent The cut is smallest
on the low-priced labor. In some instances
among laborers it is actually no reduction,
but an advance. Laborers, for example,
who get $1 90 per day are advanced to $2.
This is done on the well-known principle of
Andrew Carnegie to equalize wages when
ever possible to do so equitably.
The firm feels that with the present state
of trade, and at the rate of wages they have
been paying, that they cannot compete with
many other mills working out the same
products, but nbt having the same favora
ble situation for natural advantages that
they have. They claim to be doing this to
provide 12 houU' work for their men daily
rather than shut down the whole works.
John Garner, who has had charge of the
freight interests of the firm of Carnegie,
Phipps & Co. for the. past two years, will
resign shortly to go into the manufacture of
domestic hadware with his father-in-law,
S. Jarvis Adams. He will be succeeded by
E. H. Utley) of the Allegheny Valley road.
The person who fills the position attends to
the shipping of the Upper and Lower Union
mills, thejEajrar Thomson, the Homestead
works, Keystone Bridge Company and the
Hartmar Steel Works, at Beaver FaUs.
E. H-fCTtley hands over the management
of the i&Ilegheny Valley Ballroad freight
department to C. S. McCargo. J. P. Ander
son bjecomes General Passenger Agent of
THE! TEEAT IT LIGHTLY.
Amalgamated Men, In President Welhe's
Absence, Talk a Little.
Tie residence of President William
We'ihe, o! the Amalgamated Association,
was visited last nicht, but Mr. Weihe had
gone to Philadelpuia. At Odd Fellows'
all. on South .bignteentn street, a nam-
prof iron workers were spoken to and
kuked what thev supposed would be the rri-
nnlt n( the nroDOsed sliding scale ahdredno-
ttnn t. TTnmpstead. Thev treated the matfpr
jocularly, -stating that there uldbe noth-
Ing in it, as the men towsImm
tract whion aoes not expire until J une l.
Some of them said that thing's would be
heard dropping all oyer the country about
that time, and that strikes, lockouts, etc.,
-would, in all .probability, be the order of
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A.unAMnujM mm. j xlili IJiAT BlJNiJo. i-uajui a Yuaaha, Alsaprl
AltbaBflrlead and Oat of Training-, He
Meets, AH the Doss That, Challeneo
Htm aad Lays Them Ont
,-' J$i- I" ,D0 Mud.
rsrctu: ian-xoKAU to tttje sisrATca.1
ScBAirxeir; May 17. Two dogs got after
a stray hog-on the village green in Goulds
boro the o(er day. The hog was rooting up
the sward when the dogs set out to tackle it,
but they barked on the way, and the hog
gave assort and started off toward Jay
Gould's old tannery dam on a lively canter.
It-was lean, long-legged, strong and spry,
and it ran so fast that the dogs had to scratch
gravel to reach it; but the foremost dog soon
caughfitby the tall, and then the hog
whirled round and rouni until it threw the
dog into a ditcbby the road side.
While the dog was scrambling around in
the trench the hog squealed as thongh it
had been stuck with a knife and started on
again, but it had not gone half a dozen rods
before the dogs dashed upon either side of
it and 'got a hold just back of each of its
shoulders. All three then went kiting
down the'muddy road toward the Lehigh
river, the- hog squealing with all its might
and the dogshaneingon. Twice the noisy
hog partly stopped and tried to shake the
dogs off, but they stuck like ticks, and then
the hog steered straight for a big mud pud
dle. At the edge of the puddle the hog
stopped so suddenly as to loosen the holds
the dogs had upon its flabby sides and the
qurs went end over end and struck head first
in the sticky mire.
The hog was fighting mad by this time,
and it plunged in after the wallowing curs
and bit of e of them on the hind leg till he
howled. The other one got the hog by the
ear and held on till the hog ripped a hole in
his throat and gave him a fatal wound, fol
lowing that up by trampling the enr into
the mud. The first dog crawled out and ran
limping and yelping up tbe road, and the
bleeding bog chased him a few yards, but
couldn't eaten him. '
The owner of the dead cur wants 56 from
the owner of the hog, and he threatens to
sue for damages unless the owner of the hog
forks over that amount by the 1st of June.
.-- -i, .,,
Over Oae Hundred People Seriously III.
Many of Whom Mar Die.
ISFECIAL TELEOItAM TO THE DISFATCH.1
NEWHAVEif, Conn., May 17. There
was a church festival at Glastonbury
Conn., to-night, and, ice cream was par
taken of plentifully by the persons pres
ent. Over 100 developed symptoms of
poisoning in a short time, and 32 are very
seriously ill, while ten are not expected to
recover. All the doctors in the place
are engaged in attending the needs
of ihe , sick and dying, but can do
little to stop the progress ot the illness,
which is as mysterious as though the
proximate cause was unknown. Tyrotox
icon is the poison usually blamed,
when ice cream creates trouble, and it
is supposed that this is the noxious agent in
these cases. There is no suspicion that
malicious poisoning has been done.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Glazier were enter
taining Mrs. B. F. Williams and Mr. and
Mrs.,William S. Williams, of North Glas
tonbury, during the evening. A messenger
was sent to the festival for
two quarts of vanilla ice cream.
Mr. and Mrs. Glazier and their
visitors ate plenty of the cream, and a few
hours afterward vrere taken sick. The serv
ants in the house were given a portion of
the cream, and they are also ill. Mrs.
Gtei&and jhe two Mrs. WiUianis are!
seriously vaeciea. at. xiesry jounce, ice
town Coroner, has obtained a sample of the
cream, and will analyze it to determine the
cause of the poisoning.
HISS TOWN'S DEATH STILL A MISTEEI.
Investigation Lead to the Discovery of a
rSFECIAL TELEOEAH TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yoek, May 17. The mystery of
Miss Tobin's death, at Staten Island, re
mains as dark as ever. Investigation to-day
developed the fact that Miss McTammany,
the ticket agent at the West Brighton station
of the Eapid Transit road is positive that
Miss Tobin did not pass through the station
on the night of April 15 when Dr. Brown
said he left her at the station entrance.
Detective Edward Fulton discovered to
day that another lady of West Brighton
had seen Miss Tobin about the time
Mrs. Horace Hillyer believes she saw
her on the road near the Athletic Club
boathouse. The rumor which has been cur
rent that Dr, Bryan had engaged himself to
another girl, and that the breaking of this
news to Miss Tobin caused her to kill her
self was thoroughly sifted to-day, and the
supposed fiancee found to be Miss Fanny
Washburton, a trained nurse at Bellevue
Hospital who lives in Taylors street, West
Brighton. Miss Washburton denied that
she had ever been engaged to Dr. Bryan,
although she admitted that they were very
good friends and had been so for some time.
Mrs. McKinney noticed a little chamois
skin burse which Miss Tobin told Mrs.
McKinney that she always wore it This
purse was not found on the body when it
JONES' LATEST FEEAK.
The Ex-Senator From Florida Will Write a
rsrzciAi. tzlequam io thi dispatch, i
Detroit, May 17. Ex-Senator Jones
contemplates writing a historical novel.
The hero of the story will be a young
plebeian, poor in fortune but of good fam
ily, who attained a place in the Eoman
Senate. The patricians and the plebeians,
alike jealous of his pre-eminent mental
prowess, determined to destroy him.
They murdered his wife and favorite
son, pursued his remaining children
almost to the grave and arranged to murder
him. He took reluge in Mesopotamia,
where he was followed" by the. conspirators.
The great Bishop of Constantinople,
hearing of his persecution, determined
to serve him and his surviving children,
and all the powers of the Catholic Church
were put in motion to effect this end. .
The denouement will, the Senator says,
deal with the intensely interesting detail?
of a miraculous deliverance, despite the
persistence an organized and powerful
persecution. It is believed that Jones is
Himself the Hero of this story.
NOT SO MUCH AS LAST TEAE.
Postmaster General Wanamaker Shares
HI Profits With His Employes.
Philadelphia, May 17. The second
annual distribution of profits at John
Wanamaker's establishment in this city took
place to-night A certain percentage of the
profits is set aside for the benefit of those
employed who have been seven years or
longer in service. This fund for th&year
ending April 15, 1889, amounts to 544,182,
and was distributed among nearly 400 em
ployes who haye served the required time.
iLa buuuids wj.iius lucre is a monthly uis-
rided a aI1 the .
tributlon of profits which, during the past
month, amounted to $58,263. This was di
vided among all the emnloves irrespective
of length of service. Last year 5109,439
was distributed in this way.
An Indiana Town Is Sarnlagv
rsrECTAI. TELEGRAM TO THB DISrATCH.l
Indianapolis, May- 17. Noblesville,
cpsatyseatef HamllteH,' 36 miles aorth.k
. aeewoyea ny snsiiNsMNH ay-
P"mm xwjswsyneg-HyMBtsuuiMs sjSjTaesjS-J
Hew Haven School Girls Discover a
Talisman Which Never Fails
TO SPEEDILY SECURE HUSBANDS.
They Organize a Society With Only One,
but a Very Potent Secret
THE P0WEE OF A lELIOTf 6AETEE,
A Way in Which Matrimony is Hide Easy to All Who
Are Tired of IlTlng Alone.
A number of secret marriages and elope
ments fn New Haven disclose the fact that
a regularly organized society exists there
among the young ladies, who have vowed
they will become brides within a year. As
each one's oath is kept, she passes to her
dearest friend the yellow garter, which has
served as a talisman to speedily secure her
rSFXCTAL TZLXGfeAU TO THE DISPATCH.
New Haven, Conn., May 17. There
have been a series of queer incidents in the
matrimonial line during the past few-weeks,
but to-day the announcement of the engage
ment of Antonio Eabino and Pasquale Eose
capped the climax. Antonio is one of the
characters of the city, and for more than ten
years has ground out music to people pass
ing up and down Chapel street from a dilap
idated organette. He is an Italian, not far
from 80 years of age. This morning he ap
peared before Eegistrar Carr and asked for
his marriage license. His intended bride
claims to be a widow, but the funny part of
the engagement is the fact that this is An
tonio's first venture on the sea of matrimony.
People have just ceased talking about the
marriage of Charles Walker, of the dry
goods house ot Munson &Co., to Miss Mary
Hnghson, one of the clerks in the employ of
the firm. To win his bride, Walker was
compelled to renounce the Protestant re
ligion and become a Boman Catholic. This
he did by being baptized in St. Mary's
THE MAIJEIAQE WAS SOLEMNIZED
in St. Patrick's Church, a day or two ago.
Walker was one of the popular society men
of the city, and his uncle, the senior mem
ber of the firm, at first threatened to dis
solve the partnership, but afterward modi
fied his threats. Walker has lived at one of
the swell boarding houses in the city, but
when he expressed a desire to bring his
bride there his landlady informed him that
it woum oe impossioie. JM ext ne turned to
the Kensington, the only flat of which the
city boasts. Here he secured rooms, but
was not a little chagrined to learn that the
owner objected to his occupying them when
he learned of the circumstances of his ten
Closely on the Walker-Hughes wedding
followed the story of the elopement of Miss
Nellie Thompson, daughter of Alderman
Sherwood S.Thompson, and Henry Pardee,
to New York City, were they were married
on Saturday last and returned to this city.
KEPT the MATTEB QTJIET
until Thursday. NeUie is an- 18-yearold
School girl who resides with her grand
mother on Davenport aVenue. Pardee is
about the same age and works in the freight
office of the Consolidated Bailroad. They
had met a few times at church and parties,
but on the day of the elopement they met by
chance in the street, and Harry declared his
love then and there. An hour later they
were on their way to New York, where they
got married, and were back in this city be
fore dark. Being a married woman, Mrs.
Pardee thought it beneath her dignity to at
tend school, and in her refusal to do so the
fact of her marriage became known.
Living but a short distance from Nellie
was Miss Georgie Cook, who is now Mrs.
Samuel Parker. This couple was united in
marriage by the Eev. CO, Camp, of All
Saints' Episcopal Mission, three or four
weeks ago, but ihe marriage was not gener
ally known until recently. Miss Cook
lived with her married sister. Mrs. Knott,
in Greenwich avenue, who objected to the
attention which Parker paid her sister. She,
however, offered Alexander Finout every
possible opportunity of courting Georgie. He
MET WITH ILL SUCCESS,
and finally things were brought to ahead by
Miss Cook's announcement that she was
Mrs. Parker. So enraged was her sister
(Mrs. Knott), that she shut Georgie up in
the cellar and compelled her to skate on
roller skates over the concrete bottom.
' To-day the marriage of Walter Dilling
ham and Miss Edith Jardiene was an
nounced. It took place last January, and
has been kept a secret ever since.
Carl Treitlein and Miss Lizzie Fletcher
eloped about two weeks ago to Port Chester
and were married.
Nearly all of the ladies above mentioned
live moderately sear each other, and are
said to haye been members of the Secret
Union, a society formed last summer con
sisting of a dozen or more girls, mostly at
tendants on the public schools, who vowed
to get married within a year. One peculiar
custom of the members of the society is that
as fast as one of tlfem succeeds in' getting
married she gives to her dearest unmarried
friend in the society
A TELtOW GABTEE.
This garter is said to have some secret
power in it which renders the wearer espe
cially charming and attractive in the eyes
of the young men, and is a sort of talisman
wnicn will secure "steady company at
least for the wearer.
There is another similar society in one of
the swell boarding schools in this city,
where the members, five in number, have all
started to wear yellow garters. As fast as
they become engaged the garters are trans
ferred to girls outside of the society, and
they then become members.
About the latest thing in the yellow gar
ter craze was shown by a prominent belle
who, alter she had been married and was
about to take a carriage awaiting at the
door, threw her bridal boquet to one of her
bridesmaids. The stems of the white roses
were found to be clasped by a yellow garter
having a beautiful silver buckle, on which
was engraved the monogram of the lady
and space enough left foranother monogram
A MUTUALLY AGEEEABLE APPAIB.
The PennsrlTania Railroad Makes a Good
Contract With a Connecting- Koad.
tfPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TBE DISPATCTt.l
Newbueg, N. Y., May 17.-The Lehigh
and Hudson Bailroad, which is the natural
connecting link between the Pennsylvania
Bailroad system and the Poughkeepsie
bridge via Campbell Hal, in Orange
County, has entered into a 100-years' con
tract with the Pennsylvania for a mutual
traffic agreement between the two road,
whereby the trains ot the Pennsylvania will
run over the Lehigh and Hudson to the
Poughkeepsie bridge connecting railroad,
whiie tbe Lehigh and Hudson, which con
nects at Belvidere with the Pennsylvania
system, will run their cars over the latter
system to all points north of Phillipburg.
The contract is thought-to be a favorable
one for both sides;
awWefafw.io mrram't;0meArem;" eryi
fculrnsWsg te rsssj set JHfcsj
The Railroad Magnate Gains the Fight for
tbe Control of tbe Oregon Trans
continental Exciting Scenes Ot
the Slock Exchange The
Advance In Price. ,
New Yoek, May 17. The last hour of
business iji the New York Stock Exchange
to-day marked the climax of one of the
most exciting chapters of Wall street his
tory, and closed the fiercest fight that has
ever been known on the floor of the ex
change. The prize for which the bat
tle was fought was the control
of the Oregon Transcontinental Company,
a corporation, with a capital of 540,000,000,
and holding control of the most important
railways in the Pacific Northwest. The
control of the company is now held by
Henry Yillard. and associated with him are
the managers of the Standard Oil Company,
Baron Bleichroder, Bismarck's financial
agent, Edward T. Abbott, John Trevor, W.
T. Colbyand some of the largest bankers in
This aggregation of capital the enemies
of Yillard worked against. The opposition
included all tbe biz insiders in the Union
Pacific road, Charles Francis Adams, Syd
ney Dillon, Fred Ames, Elijah Smith and
others equally as prominent. Elijah Smith
had charge of the campaign to oust Yil
lard, and proposed to take his place
as he did once before, when
Yillard went down in the crash
following the driving of the golden spike on
the Northern Pacific road. For a long
time both sides were active in quietly ac
cumulating stock, but it was not until to-day,
the last day on which to register stock to
vote at the election, that the supreme effort
The price moved up to 564 12yf per share
before the Exchange closed. From 540 to
545 the stock moved upl per cent at a time.
Then it jumped 5 per cent on a single
transaction, and after moving up 1 per cent
more made a jump of 9 per cent to 560. It
soon sold at 564 12, the highest point
reached in six years. All the time the
trading was marked by intense excitement,
and the day will never be forgot by those
who took part in the dealings.
After the registry books closed Yillard
met Elijah Smith, and said: "I have won.
I have 201,000 shares locked up in my
boxes." As the capital stock of the com
pany is 400,000 shares, this would give the
Villard party 2,000 shares majority, but
Smith would not admit that he was de
feated, although he did not claim a victory.
A Baltimore Inventor Thinks He Has Solved
rSFXCIAt. TXLXQBAKTO TOX DISPATCH.
Baltimore, May 17. Mr. Gottfried
Grill, the boss carver of the Atlantic Fur
niture Company, of this city, has
a machine for developing per
petual motion. The machine is sim
ple in construction, consisting mainly of a
straight shaft hung between two upright
standards, moved by weights. Upon this
shaft are hung at their centers six
peculiar arms, about a foot long, that
carry the weights. .Four of them are
shaped like two Hogarth lines of beauty,
with their ends brought together, but with
a space of two inches between them at the
middle. These arms are hung
at different angles, and within each
is a gutter in which runs a leaden ball.
When the machine starts each arm is in
such a position that the ball is rolled to
one side and acts as a downward
weight, there always being a little
mor weight on the downward than the up
ward side.. .This would -not turn 'the shaft
all the way around, but the two
other arms, shaped like large dollar
marks, carry the balls in their gutters to a
point where they act as downward weights
in the nick of time to continue the motion
and carry other arms off their dead center.
The shaft at its end is connected'by a cog
wheel with a fly-wheel which assists
still further the rotary motion. The
machine has a rod through it only
for the purpose of stopping it.
Mr. Grill says he has been tinkering at per
petual motion for ten years, during which
his friends have confidentially called him
some very plain names, but he says he has
the laugh on them now.
EX-SECEETAEY BAIAED'S WEDDING.
A Member of Bis Family Says it Will Take
Place Very Early.
IBPXCUL TELEGRAM TO TIM DISrATCH.l
WlliMiNGiON,DEL.,Mayl7, The Every
Evening this afternoon says: "The rumor
that has been in circulation the past few
dayB to the effect that ex-Secretary of State
Bayard was shortly to be married to a lady
prominent in Washington society, attracted
comparatively little notice, from the fact
that tne name ot ilr. .tsayara nas been men
tioned in newspaper rumors upon one or two
Erevions occasions in a similar way. It is,
owever, announced upon the most reliable
authority in fact, from a member ot the
family "that the ex-Secietarv will marry
Miss Clymer, daughter of Dr. Clymer, TJ.
S. N. It is stated that the wedding will
occur early this summer, and that the ex
Secretary and his bride will pass a few
months in Europe.
He Is Daly Installed as Gorernor of Utah
Salt Lake, Utah, May 17. Hon.
Arthur L. Thomas qualified as Governor of
Utah yesterday, and entered upon the duties
of his office. He has the full confidence of
the loyal men of Utah. In the dif
ferent offices as Secretary, Commissioner,
etc., he has shown himself an honest, alert
man. The Chamber of Commerce last even
ing warmly indorsed him, and by the act
echoed the sentiment of the best people of
Ex-Governor Caleb W. West retires with
the full respect and confidence of Ameri
cans of Utah. He more than once ran
connter to the wishes of his own party in
doing what he thought was his duty. He
carries into retirement the respect of the
true men of both parties.
NOT FOE A L0SG TIME IET.
The Parnell Commission Will Blake no Re
port Until Tebrnary, 1S90.
London, May 17. Father O'Donovan
testified before the Parnell Commission
to-day. He said that the moonlight
ers at Tula were opposed to the
Leasue. They had threatened wit
ness, who was under police protection,
while he was connected with the branch of
the League at that place. Father O'Dono
van attributed the increase of crime during
the Aieague's existence to the action of
the landlords in enforcing evictions. Wit
ness had denounced crime from the altar of
his church on 40 Sundays.
The commission will not make their re
port to the House of Commons until Feb
SAMOA IS BEING SETTLED,
The Negotiations at Berlin Are Progressing
In a Satisfactory Manner.
London, May 18. The Berlin corre
spondent of the Times says that the Ameri
can delegates must refer to Washing
ton the points of detail, but that
on the general principles all the delegates
agree and that the next meeting onght
to conclude the conference. The Standard' t
correspondent at Berlin says:
One or more sittings of the conference are
still necessary. The chief sabjeet debated to
day was tbe aaestle of government. A basis
of agreesest has bees aweody arrived at for
tbe ynlotpatlon of sfce-tteM-yower ra oer-
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Governor Beaver at Last Declares He
is for the Amendment.
CAPTAIN DRAV0 SEES DANGEE.
Unless Prohibition Carries the Republics
Party Will Lose Votes, i - '
HOW ME. QUAY WAS BE0UGHT TO TUB.'
Unless He Besig-ns to Becoae flmzuor He Breab a
GovernorBeaver announces he will vote?
for the prohibition amendment. Captain
Dravo says if it un't carried thaBeprrblicaa
party will lose votes. He induced Quay to
take up the question and would like to see
Governor Beaver persistently refused, to
tell the correspondents at Harrfsburg
whether he intended to vote for the prohibi
tion amendment. He disliked, he said, to
publicly announce himself, because of his
representative position. He considered the
question one that should be left to the calm
judgment of the people, uninfluenced by
anyone in an official position. The Gover
nor, however, has reconsidered this position,
and in the privacy of his office, free from the
awe-inspiring presence of the press, has
placed himself squarely on record, in a tele
gram addressed to ex-Congressman Miller,
of Mercer. The telegram, a copy of which
is sent The Dispatch by its Greenville
correspondent, is as follows:
I have never had any question as to my per
sonal duty in regard to tbe amendment, and
will vote for it. of course, as I have always in
tended to do. The only question in my mind
has been one of duty as a representative of the
party. Without pretending to represent" tiio
Bepnblican party, I expect to take grounds
publicly In favor of the amendment In due
time. Jakes a. Beatee. .
A PEOHIBinON PIONEEE.
Hon. John F. Dravo, of Beaver, the old
warhorse of prohibition, came to town last
evening to attend the Allegheny College
alumni banquet. Captain Dravo was one of
the prominent figures of the last Legislature,
as he has 'been in the politics of Western
Pennsylvania for a long term of years. His
white tie and his steel-rimmed spectacles aro
badges of benevolence. Stanch in his Be
publicanism, he labored to bring his party
up to the point of taking the liquor question
by the horns and has the pleasure of now
seeing it submitting to the people an amend
ment to the Constitution, designed
to wipe out the entire traffic in
intoxicating beverages. Captain Dravo
has already made 15 speeches in
favor of the Constitutional amendment,
has an engagement to make another in his
own county to-night, and on Sunday night
will speak'in Dr. Holmes' church in Alle
gheny. The Captain is a local Methodist
preacher and looks like a full fledged min
ister of the gospel. He is one of the shrewd
est politicians of the State, and is an appli
cant for the position of Surveyor of the
Port of Pittsburg. In conversation last'
night with a Dispatch reporter ha talked ,
freely on the subject of prohibition, and as
serted without reservation that nnless the
amendment was carried the party would
necessarily suffer severely.
AN IBEEPBE3SIBLE CONFLICT.
"There are a large number of men in the
Bepnblican party," he said, "who believe
strongly in moral questions in politics.
There is really little in politics just nqw of
great importance, and the prohibition of
liquor is the great question with them. It
is the old abolition fight over again. It is
something that has come to stay, and it is
going to trouble us unless we dispose of it
properly. There are a great many Demo
crats with us in this fight All the Prohi
bitionists are with us, and there are a great
number of people who would have leitus
for the prohibition party if we had not taken
the question up. If the amendment is
not carried we will lose them. They will
charge bad faith and will point to what
Senator Cooper tried to do In the line of
amending the Brooks law in the last Legis
lature as an evidence of it I am very
much afraid, too, of what will happen in
the next Legislature unless tbe amendment
is cairied. There was enough in the session
just closed to show that the high license law
will be almost entirely swept away."
"Do you think, Captain, that if the
amendment is defeated in June Speaker
Boyer will be elected State Treasurer in the
"Yes, Ithink he will, bnt it will be much
easier to elect him if the amendment is car
ried. If I were in the place of Boyer and
his friends I would pray night and day that
the amendment be carried."
"Captain," ventured the reporter, "wasn't
it you who induced Quay to take up the pro
"Well, now," was the response, "I don't
like to take too much credit to myself for
anything of that kind."
"But I have heard it so asserted."
"Perhaps I was responsible," returned
the Captain. "I believe there is some secret
law in nature that communicates ideas from
person to person through hundreds of miles
and with.no especial demonstration. Why,
20 years ago, for instance, the pulpits thun
dered fire and brimstone at the people, and
the preacher who didn't make a practice ,
of it-wasn't considered orthodox. See what
a difference between then and now, and yet
tbe revolution has been accomplished with
no great noise. The feeling against the
hurling of fire and brimstone at the people
was communicated quietly from mind to
mind and accomplished the change. When
I was making my first Legislative campaign
in Beaver county I found out tbe prohibi
tion sentiment tnee, and a made up my
mind that the sentimentwas general. Some
occult influence had carried it through the
State. I said to Quay: The time has come
to take up this question.' In the conven
tion three years ago we resolved to submit
it to the people, and it is now before them.
When Quay was elected State Treasurer I
told him we wanted him lor United States
Senator. He pooh-poohed the idea, thought
better of it, and there he is.
ON" TO HIGHEE THINGS.
"After the Chicago convention I told him
he was needed for National Chairman to
pull us ouVot a hole. He shook his head
at the idea, bnt he took the place, and yon;
know the result"
"Captain," said a listener, "what do yoa
think of Quay as next Governor of Penn
sylvania?" "He would make a good one. I am for
him for anything."
-"I wouldn't be surprised, returned the
other speaker to see him nominated for the
place. Yon know it's on record that he has
resigned every office hehas ever held. Why,
I am -told that the very hntv office he ever
held, that of Township Supervisor, he re
signed, aad he has kept on resigning ever
since. It would only be in order for him to
resign his United States Senatorship, bnt I
don't see how he is to get out of it nnless it
is into the position of Governor of the State.
We may need him as a candidate after the
,PATCgyfiMismgiwaras of .warning , and a-l