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He Safely Reaches Orange, N.
J., After a Two Months'
Sojourn in Europe.
CHAT WITH THE INVENTOR.
He Talks Mainly of What He Saw at
GREATLT 1KTEKESTED IN PICTURES
He Wa. Pread of the American Dlsnltty
No Artists to Hint Like the French
Palnteni, Though The Old Master Not
Comparable to the Moderii Onci, In Hli
mind He Had Dinners Enooch for a
Lone. Lone Time Didn't Gain One New
Idea Wbllo He Was Gone America
Will Have to Hump Itself to Equal the
Bis Paris Mtow A Hint of His Next
Count Thomas Edison returned yester
day from a couple of months' visit in
Europe. In an interview at his home in
Orange, N. J., he talked chattily of the
Paris Exposition and what most interested
IEFECUL TIirGKAX TO Till DISPATCH.2
2ew Toek, October 6. After a sojourn
of nearly two months in France, Germany
and England, Thomas A. Edison .has re
turned to his home in Orange. He arrived
early this morning, on Ia Champagne.
An enthusiastic crowd of his asso
ciates and employes in the various
corporations with which Mr. Edison is con
nected had chartered a steam vacht and met
the steamer down the hay, where they took
him on board the yacht and headed away
for the Jersey coast of North river, in time
to enable him to take a train for his home.
During the time he has been in Europe
Mr. Edison has been honored there as few
men ever have been. At his home to
TALKED OF IT ALL MODESTLY,
and at times humorously. Nobody appre
ciates a joke more than he. When asked
to tell the readers of The Dispatch what
he saw and what he thought about the
sights, he said:
"I went over chiefly to see the exposition,
and I devoted nearly all of my time to that.
I was of course particularly interested in
the machinery. The exposition was too
vast to be seen in its entirety. I looked
at some thtags, of course, not connected with
mechanics. It was in ( the art department,
for instance. There was one great hall de
voted to statuary. It was wonderfuL Ev
erything I saw had been created within a
few years. They were masterpieces. Then
THE PICTURE GALLERIES.
"I guess I saw everything in them. The
Americans made a very creditable show
ing there. I was proud ot the work of the
American artists. But there is nothing,
after all, to equal the work of the modern
French artists. It is beyond de
scription. I saw all the old mas
ters. Their work cannot be compared
with the modern. They painted pictures of
impossible men and women. No such
human frames and proportions were ever
born. I had a tapeline, and made measure
ments of them to satisfy myself on that
point They were lacking in perspective,
However, American mechanical genius
was not without its triumphs. The elevat
ors in the Eiffel tower were the product of
an American factory. There was a French
elevator in the tower. It could have lifted
a steamship. It was
BUILT FOE SAFETT,
-but the American one was the elevator that
went to the top. It was the only one that
could go up around the curve.
"You had a good many dinners given to
you, the cables said."
"Yes, I got enough to last me a long, long
time. I would be invited to go to a grand
banquet where I could not refuse to go.
At the right time and place I would
be met by somebody who would conduct
me into a great hall those banquet halls
over there are something enormous 30 or
40 feet high, with a table a hundred feet
long down this side, ana another a
hundred feet long up that side, and
another across here and there. They would
have the hall decorated with wonderful
taste, and lighted with electric lights, of
course, while the tables would be loaded
down with the greatest profusion of
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOTVEES
you ever saw. I would be conducted to a
seatj and on each side of me would be
placed a man who could not speak a word
of English. I could not speak a word of
French, and somehow the conversation
would lag, in spite of us."
"Did you get any new ideas during your
journey? Did what you saw suggest r any
thing new or to do?"
"Not one idea. I cannot think outside
of the laboratory. My brain was in a whirl
all the time. I had to keep a book to keep
track of myself. 'Monday, do so and so;
Tuesday, do so and so.' Prof. Hertz, Whom
I met, is conducting some abstract re
searches into the nature of electricity. I
cannot explain what he is doing, in a way
that people unfamiliar with such matters
would understand, but I think he is going
to tell us what electricity is."
,. HIS NEXT INVENTION.
"What was that 'story about your send
ing photos by telephone, or photographing
countenances through the telephone at long
"I do not propose to do quite that I
think it possible that men who are talking
through telephones may see each other as
well as hear each other's voices. They may
see the expressions of countenances, see the
other fellow laugh over a joke, for instance.
It will be as though you caw a man's face in
a mirror. It can be done only through
short, distances, say within the limits of
a city and its suburbs, I think. I
am .anite sure it can be done as
a matter of scientific accomplishment, but
whether it can be made commercially prac
ticable is another thing. I don't know yet
- if -'
hut I shall try to find out I have a lot of
experiments on hand all the time. The
moment I find a thing will not pay I drop
"Have you considered the subject of mak
ing a .display at the Exposition of 1892 in
WILL HATE TO HUMP.
"I will fill all the space they will give
me, you can depend on that. If they
beat the Paris Exposition they will have
to hump themselves. There is no
hope of equaling the art display, but
we may do better in other things.
I have two criticisms on the Paris Exposi
tion. First the machinery was scattered
about too much. There were more
than 60 miles of aisles there, and
as the machinery was scattered one
who cared to see it all. had to do a deal of
needless walking. Then there was no such
thing as a live industrial process. They
did not take sides of leather, for
instance, and make shoes of them,
before the eyes of the people, as they should
have done. The machinery was all very
well, but they should have been making
something with it The Exposition was a
great success because there were two men of
wonderfnl executive ability at the head of
it They raised the money for the Exposi
tion by mtans of a lottery. If we get a
financial scheme to suit us as that suited
France we shall succeed well."
NOT A COUNT AT ALL.
"How did you enjoy traveling? Did you
"No. Did you ever cross the English
Channel? Well, we had a passage to be
long remembered. We pitched up and
rolled down terribly. I guess everybody
else was sick.
"We have been told that you were made
an Italian Count by King Humbert?"
Mr. Edison laughed. "It is not true. I
sent a chevalier to exhibit a phonograph to
the King and to the Queen Margarita.
They were very much delighted with it
The Queen sent me a message of thanks,
and so did the King. I also received from
the King a decoration something like the
cross of the Legion of Honor., But it did
not make a Count of me."
The Master Mechanic ot the Bond Held
Responsible for the Chicago Dis
asterHe ti Entirely Broken
Down by tbo Action.
CHICAGO, October 6. Thomas B. Towmb
ley, the master mechanic of the Bocklsland
road, for over a score of years in the employ
of that company, experienced the unpleas
ant feeling last night of being placed under
arrest and of being detained throughout the
night and to-day in the police station,
watched by detectives and police officers for
fear that he would escape. Mr. Twombley
was arrested on the warrant issued by the
Coroner. The charge is that he reappointed
his drunken son to the engine that caused
the loss of seven lives at Englewood.
Mr. Twombley was not expecting the ar
rest A pull at the door bell of his resi
dence at a late hour had brought the head
of the master mechanic from an upper
"What's wanted," he said.
"We have a warrant for your arrest,"
said the officer. , . .
"Serve it then," said Twombley.
.He refused to admit the officers and they
decided to use force. The storm door was
quickly battered down, and when Twombley
found that the officers were determined to
get him, he quickly opened the door and
was at once placed under arrest
"I don't see why they want to detain me,"
he said; "I have not done anything wrong
in this matter."
Physically and mentally wretched, he was
removed to the Englewood police station.
George C. Ingham, his attorney, called and
had a long talk with him. To-day Mr.
Twombley was in better soirits than on
Saturday night His two daughters, aged
19 and 23 years, were with him in the drill
room, for he was not locked in a cell, and
they contributed very much toward dis
pelling the pervading gloom.
SCOTT HAS HADE UP HIS HIND.
He Will Resume Work In His Coal Dunes
at Any Cost.
Spbino Valley, III.. October 6. A
new proposition is about to be made to the
miners of this place by W. L. Scott The
price is fixed at 82 cents per ton, with two
men in a room and SO inches of brushing,
coal furnished to the men at actnal cost
above ground, and a reduced price for
sharpening tools. Mr. Scott declares his
determination to reopen the mines on this
basisif it takes all the power of the State
to accomplish it Prominent members of
the miners' organization here declare that
the terms will not be accepted, and express
themselves as satisfied with their prospects
for holding out all winter, if necessary.
Two carloads of supplies have jnst been re
ceived. Trouble is anticipated if the attempt to
resume is made, yet nearly everybody is
anxious to see it tried, and believe that the
men will make good wages on those terms.
It is a substantial advance over his proposi
tion of a month ago, 7 cents more a ton,
a reduced number of men on a given face of
coal, a reduced price or coal used by the
men, and a reduced price for sharpening
tools. The point of difference is in the
amount of brushing required.
WILL IMITATE UNCLE SAM.
Canada Concludes to Adopt a National Cur
rSrrCIAI. TIMGBAM TO TBI DISPATCH.1
Ottawa, October 6. It is understood
that the Dominion Government has deter
mined to take the circulation of paper money
into its own hands and adopt a national cur
rency similar to the banking system of the
United States, on the expiration of the
charters of the Canadian banks, which ter
minate in 1891.
Legislation will be necessary before the
charters expire, and it is possible the matter
will be taken up during the coming session
A DREAM FULFILLED.
Mrs. Gitleson Foretells the Death of Her
Father at Knoxvllle.
rsrlCTAi TELEQBAM TO TUB JHSPATCH.I
Augusta, Ga., October 6. Last night
Mrs. L Gitleson, the wife of a prominent
business man of this city, suddenly awoke
from her sleep and aroused her husband,
and related to him a strange dream. She
had just dreamed about the sudden death of
While at breakfast this morning Mrs.
Gitleson received a telegram from Knox
ville, Tenn., announcing the sudden death
of her father. Mr. Dave Epstein, which oc
curred this morning in that citv.
The Ohio White Caps Abroad Again.
tSrZCUt. TILEPEAM TO Til DIBFATCH.1
Cadiz, O., October 6. Between 11 and
12 o'clock last night a party of men went to
the house of James West a respected col
ored citizen, forced his wife and children to
go half clothed into the street, and then de
molished the house and thoroughly wrecked
BEN VS HUSBANDMEN..
Or a Story TcIIIde Why 26,000 Granges
Whet Their Scythes The Patrons
of the Soil Beady to Re
sent a Silent.
rSFXCIAI. TELEOEAM TO TUB DtSPATCTM
Washington, October 6. The twen.ty
thirJ session of the National Grange, which
will be held in Sacramento, Cat, on Novem
ber 13, promises to be the most important
the Patrons of Husbandry have held for
some years. John Trimble, the Secretary,
who has his office in .Washington, was
"Has not the order been declining for
the past few years?"
"No, on the contrary, it has been more
prominent within the last two years than
for the previous 15. This is due largely to
the energy and activity ot the heads of the
order. We have organized 26,000 granges
in the various States and Territories, and
we take 13 as the minimum number of each
grange. That will give you an idea of our
strength. We organized a State grange in
the new State of Washington only two weeks
"How do the Grangers regard the admin
istration?" "We do not hesitate to say that the ad
ministration has ignored the rights of the
farmer, and has done the farming commu
nity gross injustice in placing a politician
who never was a farmer at the head of the
Department of Agriculture. That depart
ment was made a Cabinet office principally
through the efforts of thn Grange, and when
the new administration came in we felt we
had a right to suggest the name of the proper
person to fill it Colonel J. H. Bngham,
our master; ex-Governor Bobey, of Maine,
and Hon. J. J. Woodman, of Michigan,
were suggested by the order and their ap
pointment urged, that of "Colonel Brigham's
especially. He was a gallant soldier, a
Iiractical farmer and a Republican, whose
oyalty to the party had never been ques
tioned. The others possessed meritorious
qualifications, which made their candidacy
equally prominent, and yet I very much
doubt if Harrison ever considered the ap
plication made.'on their behalf. He deliber
ately ignored the entire order snubbed it
"Formerly," continued Mr. Trimble, "it.
was a rule of the order that the members
should not participate in politics at all.
There is where we made a great mistake.
Had we boldly entered politics as an organ
ization or thrown our votes for those who
favored the granging interests, we could
have secured representatives in the State
Legislatures and in Congress who would
have been of material help" to ns in securing
favorable legislation. But we have seen
the error of our ways, and have repented,
and now it is an implied prerequisite to
membership that a member shall put aside
his political faith when the interests of the
Grange demand it."
CANNIBALISM IN CANADA.
A Tribe of Indians Fonnd Who Eat Their
rSFSCIAL TZLIGBAX TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Ottawa, October 6. A gentleman who
has just returned from an exploring expedi
tion in the wilds of Northwestern Ontario
said to-day that he had discovered, during
his travels, a tribe of Indians who have
practiced cannibalism up to within a few
years ago, when the country was first visited
by French missionaries. In the vicinity of
Abbittibe Lake an Indian child was pointed
out to him whose grandmother had killed
and eaten seven of.her young.chi!dren, the
child's father being the only one to escape.
He made his mother's -terrible deed known
to the.Ctaief.of.the tribe, who sent his men
to arrest her.
On entering the wigwam they found the
head of the last child boiling in a pot over
the fire. She was ordered to be' shot, lots
having been drawn to see who the execu
tioner should be. The unlucky straw fell
to an old Indian, who successfully removed
the unnatural mother from doing further
harm. On the Qumze Lake, several years
ago, he found that a lull-blooded warrior
had killed and eaten four of his sons, but
was afterward shot and killed by his fifth
PAID $5,000 FOR A WIFE.
A Hoosler of 82 Gets a Brldo of 47
Paying the Price.
tSrXCJAI, TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Maktansville, Ind., October 6. Some
months ago an advertisement appeared in
the Indianapolis papers, saying that one
James Morgan would pay $5,000 for a wife,
giving his address at this place. Hundreds
of letters have arrived at the postoffice for
him, from every part of the country, since
that time. Many of them were scented and
decorated in a way that would do credit to a
Cherokee brave. A few weeks ago Thb
Dispatch correspondent learned that the
man who yearned for a bride was sailing
under false colors; that his true name was
Morgan Johnson, and that he resided at
Lake Valley, this county.
He finally captured a bride. Yesterday,
while Circuit Court was in session, the pre
siding judge, Major G. W. Grubbs, was
called upon to go to the clerk's office and
marry the happy couple. The bride. Miss
Hattie S. Wilson, is'aged 47, while John
son's age is 82.
SHE COULD SAIL T0-DAT.
The Pcnsacela Ready, Bat Her Passengers
Have Been Delayed.
tFPECIAl. TBLXGRAM TO THB DI8PATCB.1
New Yoke, October 6. "The report that
the vessel is not ready to sail, and that to
this is due the delay of the start of the ex
pedition for St. Paul de Loands, is untrue,"
said an officer of the swop-of-war, Pensacola,
at the navy yard, to-day. He said the
Pensacola could start to-morrow if necessary,
but the delay of the board of scientific men
in getting their instruments ready had
caused a postponement of the start, 'to
Thursday and then to Saturday next-
ProfDavid P. Todd, the astronomer who
has charge of the expedition, went back to
Washington Friday, and he will return
here to-morrow to begin to ship his instru
ments. The equatorial mounting, for the
photographic cameras has taken a longer
time for construction than was expected.
TWO BUEGLAES CAPTUEED.
One of Them. However, Positively Refused
to May Captured.
ISPECIAtTELEQltAM TO Tint DtSPATCH.1
Cobby, October 6. Two burglars, who
have been successfully breaking into houses
in Meadville, securing a good deal of
plunder, were arrested here on the New
York limited express this morning. Both
escaped from the officers, but one was recap
tured after a hard struggle.
He refuses to give his name, or any clew
to his identity. lie naa wun mm some
money, jewelry and burglars tools,
men were undoubtedly noted crooks.
ASLEEP IN THE CABOOSE.
The Inquest Show the Cause of a Fatal
rSFCCIAL TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.l
YoungstowN, October 6. A verdict
was rendered to-day by Coroner Booth
growing out ot the recent freight collision
near Haselton. He found that Conductor
Millner and Brakeman John Fitzgerald
were asleep in the caboose, and that through
their negligence Fitzgerald came to his
death. Had they been awake the setting
of one brake would have averted the acci
A MIDNIGHT MYSTERY.
The Probable Murder of a Leading
Millionaire of St. Louis.
VALUABLE DIAMONDS ARE MISSISG
But Robbery Does Not'Hake a Full Explana
tion for the Seed.
A NUMBER OP PERSONS IN CUSTODY,
Caargtd With Participation In the. Attempted Assat.
Captain Slattery. a St. Louis millionaire,
was brutally bea'ten almost to the point of
death early Sunday morning. So far the
affair is a very mysterious one. A nnmber
of arrests have been made.
St. Louis, October a Captain D. P
Slattery, President of the Merchants' El:
vator Company and a prominent and
wealthy citizen, lies at his home in the
fashionable quarter of the city unconscious'
from a brutal beating received at an early
hour this morning, his face scarcely recog
nizable and an ugly hole in the back of his
head, while his pocketboot, containing
about ?40, diamond ring and diamond stud,
valued at 51,500; and a valuable gold watch
From the statements of the parties inter
ested, the attack on Captain Slattery has an
ugly look, and the friends of the popular
Board of Trade and business man are mysti
fied, while the victim is unable to tell his
side ot the story. The first story was that
when Captain Slattery alighted from a cable
car at Twenty-first and Olive streets he was
struck from behind by highwaymen, ren
dered unconscious and robbed. '
THE TEUE 8TOBY.
Later it was ascertained that the assault
was committed near the southwest corner of
Jefferson and Cass avenues, where Edward
Klosterman runs a grocery store with
saloon attached. He resides, with his
family, on the second floor of the building.
Klosterman's stors-.is that a few minutes
after 1 o'clock this morning his wile
was awakened by a noise in the hallway
leading to her room. She thought her hus
band was coming to the room, and called to
him, but received no answer. A few
seconds later she was greatly alarmed by
seeing a strange man, shoeless, hatless and
coatless, walking toward her bed.
She screamed, and her husband and his
barkeeper, John Hickey, were attracted by
the noise. Tbey rushed upstairs and found
the intruder on the landing, but not in the
room. Klosterman claims to have struck
the man, who afterward provtd to be Cap
tain Slattery, with the palm of his hand.
TURNED OVER TO HIM.
Alexander Hunt, aged 51, who was in the
saloon, came out, went upstairs and told his
friend Klosterman to turn the man over to
him, which was done, and Hunt proceeded
to beat Slattery in a most brutal manner,
finally throwing him downstairs. All this
time the Captain had not spoken, according
to the statements of his assailants.
After' striking the pavement Slattery was
dragged about 60 leet by Hunt, who was
striking the Captain repeatedly in -the, face
of the protests of the crowd whioh had
gathered. Hunt ordered the crowd back
with -an oath, and lifted his victim to his
feet, standing him up against a fence, and
again striking him repeatedly. The Captain
tried to speak, but could not, and by this
time was a pitiable sight
It was at this juncture that parties in the
crowd claim they saw Hunt unscrew Cap
tain Slattery's 81,000 diamond stud from his
necktie. John Meehan interfered and Hunt
knocked him down. Klosterman and Hunt
then dragged the insensible Captain' to the
Third district sub-station, where, notwith
standing the fact that his face was terribly
mutilated and covered with blood, he was
speedily recognized. The sergeant in charge
called in Dr. Hendricks, who pronounced
the injuries dangerons, and Captain flat
tery was removed to his home, where he has
lain unconscious all day.
QUITE A SENSATION.
The prominence of the victim caused con
siderable excitement in police quarters, and
detectives were quickly at work dn the case.
Within two hours the following arrests
had been made: Alexander Hunt no occu
pation; Edward Klosterman, proprietor of'
the Lass avenue saioon? iionn mesey, ivios
terman's barkeeper; Oliver Garneau, a
baker; Henry Barton, paper hanger; John
Later Klosterman, Garneau and Barton
were released, but the others will be held.
Hunt claims that Klosterman did the beaf
ing, but the evidence seems to be over
whelming against Hunt During the morn
ing Captain Slattery's hat, coat,-vest and
shoes were brought to the station. They
had been found near the scene of (he assault
His gold watch has also been recovered, but
the diamonds are still missing.
In explanation of Captain Slattery's pres
ence in the house it is believed that he took
an overdose of drugs, and wandered there
while in an unconscious condition.
OPPOSITION TO IKGALLS.
Tho Kansas Senator Hns Some Bitter Ene
mies In Bis Own State.
St. Louis, October 6. Advices from
Kansas say that although the election for
United States Senator for that State does
not take place until 1891, there is already
cropping out strong opposition to the return
ot Senator Ingalls. It is said that
gentleman has made bitter enemies of
some of the most influential Bepublicans
of the State by the method of his distribut
ing Federal patronage. His attempt to
straddle the prohibition question has made
him quite unpopular among the radical
Prohibitionists and-his avowed antagonism
to municipal suffrage has mado him many
enemies among the supporters of that law.
Hon. George E. Peck, general solicitor of
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Bail
road, one of the ablest men in the State, is
said to be in training for the Senatorship,
and but for the opposition of the agricul
tural element to the elevation of any rail
road official to publio pobition, would be
be a very strong candidate.
IM UNION THERE IS STRENGTH.
A Consolidation of the Labor Organizations
Upon the Union Pacific Road.
Omaha, Neb., October 6. An agree
ment has been signed by the joint commit
tee of the locomotive engineers and firemen
for the federation of the Brotherhood of En
gineers and Firemen, Knights of Labor,
Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association and
Brotherhood of Bailway Brakemen. The
articles of agreement are to be submitted to
the .Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
at its meeting in Denver October 16. The
following resolution is' the basis of the or
ganization: Upon the system of tbo Union Pacific Ball
way there shall be organized a Board'of Feder
ation, to consist of three members from' each
organization represented. Tho Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of
Locomo'tWe Firemen, the Knights of Labor,
the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association and
the Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen shall
receive -and consider the application of any
other organization of the system to join the
federated board, to be accepted, as the mojotity
seent"-" " f . -'. ..
OCTOBER 7, 1889.
DEATH IN THE ELAMES.
Four Men Perish la a Fire Ind Mississippi
Uestanrant Five Others Narrowly
Escape With Their tires.
"WaNona, Miss., October 6. A fire
broke out about 2:40 A. St. in B. E. Lott's
two-story restaurant This was a prominent
building on Pirst street It was' only a few
minutes after the alarm was sounded before
the flames had completely enveloped the
restaurant, the upper story of which was
used as a sleeping apartment Vine men
were sound asleep in. the upper story; five
of the nine escaped, but four were burned
Bnffin Thompson, the , head clerk; and
Cecil Simpson, another clerk, escaped by
climbing down the awning in front Jeff
Kent, of Carroll county, A. J. Cook and
"W. L. Alword, of Webster county, jumped
from the second-story window to the brick
pavement below and were all badly injured,
Mr. Cook's ankle being broken so badly
that amputation is thought to be necessary.
Those who perished in the flames were J. A.
Thomas, a merchant of Cumberland, 'Web
ster county; J. L. Lawtry, Lon Crouch,
both merchants of Hohenlinden, Webster
county; Paul Williams, a farmer, of Sun's
Creek, Oktibbeha county.
All of them-were nrominent citizens of
their respective communities and were en
route home from Memphis, where they went
to purchase goods. Every effort was made
to save them, but the flames were well under
headway before discovered, and by the time
sufficient help arrived the walls had fallen
in. It was only by the most heroic efforts
that the adjoining building and stocks were
saved. For a time it seemed that the large
part of the business houses of the town were
doomed, but the gallantry of volunteer
citizens averted this great disaster.
As soon as posrible the debris 'was cleared
away and the bodies of the four victims,
burned to a crisp and beyond recognition,
were recovered. The remains will be shipped
to relatives to-morrow. It is supposed that
the victims died from suffocation before they
could make their escape.
NOT A NEW PROJECT.
BeTlrnl of a Scheme to Buy a Tract of Land
In Washlnston It Might Come la
Handy as a Site for tho
Big World's Pair.
rSFBCUL TELEOBAM TO TBS DISrATCH.I
Washington, October 6 As it is pretty
certain the exposition of 1892 will never be
held without liberal financial assistance
from Congress, and as Congress will not
likely vote money for any other place than
Washington, there is already evident here
a strong undercurrent of feeling with regard
to the selection of a site. It' is expected
that the exposition will result in the estab
lishment of several vast buildings as a
permanent exhibition or museum, and real
estate speculators are therefore forming
strongcom'binafions in favor of several sec
A popular movement is now on foot to
bring about the purchase of all that part of
the city between Pennsylvania avenue and
the Mall, where the Smithsonian Institu
tion, - the- Agricultural Department and
Medical Museum are situated, and between
Ninth and Fifteenth streets.' This section,
though close, to. the.finest avenue of the city,
is filled with factories, saloons, disorderly
houses and. the., worst population of the city
cencrallv. and its conversion inta'.temcor-
, 5ry exposition grounds .and s site for-s,,
, G4Uf IICU. Apw.MUUf iVI t LAfSMIiJUW
ni other Government' buildings much
needed, would -be an inestimable boon to
the national capital.
It is not a new project. Bills have been
before several Congresses for the purchase
of this portion of, the city, and it will un
doubtedly be taken, at any rate some day.
The movement to induce Congress to buy it
now and establish' the exposition there
promises to become very formidable. Mr.
Fish, ex-Assessor of the District, has esti
mated the cost by condemnation at about
13,000,000. If it be acquired it will be
used after the exposition for a permanent
exposition, a city postoffice, a Supreme
Court building, a safe and fire-proof build
ing for public records, an addition to the
National Museum, already overflowing with
its valuable collection, for a new Govern
ment printing office, and for buildings to
receive the overflow of several crowded de
partments. BOBBED THEIE C0UNTEIMEK.
Three Chinamen Go Through a Brother
ISrlECUI. TELEGRAil TO TOE DISPATCH. 1
New York, October 6. Sing Lang, the
proprietor of the laundry at 207 Fifth street,
is a survivor of the Johnstown flood, and
either that disaster or some more recent
trouble has made him the inmate of a
Chinatown infirmary, recently. He hired a
relative, Lee Hing, to run the laundry.
Xee Hing was attending strictly to business
on Saturday, when at about midnight, an
other Chinaman whom he had seen ooce be
fore came in. It is the custom in good
laundry society when a countryman calls to
make tea for him. This Lee Hing' pro-
ceeded to do.
two other China-
Lee Hing was
getting more, tea
lor them, wnen
one of them
demanded opium. Lee Hing had no opium,
and to demonstrate that there'was no layout
in his bunk, he threw back the curtain.
Thereupon, he says, the three visitors seized
and bound him.. They broke open Sing
Lang's trunk and secured $130, added 11
to that from the money drawer, and ap-
Eropriated to their own use Lee Hing's gold
nger ring and a breastpin made of a $5
gold piece, which he had hidden about his
About 6 o'clock the detectives found
Hing's assailants. They were drinking tea
in a back room of 17 Mott street. Their
names are Lee Ling, Lee Ging and Lee Hi.
Lee Ging hnd the' ring and brooch. He
dropped them on the floor in an attempt to
get rid of their criminating evidence. Lee
Hi was not so gentle. He bad a beautiful
ivory-handled dagger drawn and concealed
in his sleeve when the policeman collared
AN IMPORTANT WITNESS
In tho Crania Mnrdcr Trial Has Escaped
Chicago, October 6. A report was pub
lished to-day of the escape from the Cottage
Grove avenue police station Thursday of
Dan Carroll, an alleged important witness
in the Cronin case. It is said that Sunday,
May 9, Coughlin and Sullivan drove out to
a farmhouse not far distant from Chicago.
A conversation between them and the
farmer in which tneir connection with the
murder and the plans for concealing it were
discussed, is reported to have been over
heard. Carroll is represented as having
been a hired man at the farm and was to
The Island of Sardinia and an Italian
London,-October 6.' A terrible hurri
cane has. visited the island of Sardinia. .One
hundred persons were buried in the debris
of buildings shattered by the storm, and 30
persons were killed.
The province of Cagliari, Italy, ,has .been
ravaged by a terrific storm in which 240
houses' were- destroyed.' Sixteen . persons
were killed and hundreds were "iainrea.
I The town'of Cagliaria suffered severely. '
, M , , , II I .; -MWIfc ' .
IN FEARFUL DANGER
The Eclipse Expedition, to be Ac
companied, by a Pittsburger,"
IS MENACED WITH CAHKIBALS,
As Well as Crocodiles and Deadly FeVers of
a Dark Continent.
INTERYIBW WITHD. TODD, IK CHARGE.
Citing Etiairlaole Scientific .and Other Schemes ftr
The gentleman in charge of the Eclipse
expedition that sails with aPitsburgerin,
its party, from New York this week, has
been interviewed. He tells ot wonderful
dangers to be. encountered in the Dark Con
tinent Bare preparations have been made
for the trip.
rSPXCtlL TILSBBAM TO.THX DISPATCH, t
NbwToebt, October 6. The solar expe
dition which-will set sail in the United
States steamship Pensacola, from this port
next Saturday, for "West Africa, and which
will be accompanied by Harvey Brown, of
Pittsburg, as substitute for Bev. Dr. Hol
land, who couldn't go, is to be one of the
most Important, -from a scientific standpoint,
that has ever, been sent out by the
United States. In addition to being
an important one, the trip
will also be exceedingly hazardous,
especially to those who view the eclipse.
The observations will betaken in the in
terior of Africa, about 100 miles from the
west coast, in a section of country inhabited
principally by savages and subject to fevers
of the most-virulent and fatal forms."
Prof. David P. Todd, of Amherst College,
is the superintendent of the expedition, and
although comparatively a young, man, is
one of the best eqinpped and most advanced
astronomers in the country. He had charge
of the Japan eclipse'expedition, and also
viewed the transit of Venus from, the Lick
observatory in California a few years ago.
In speaking to a Dispatch, correspondent
to-day about the expedition, he said:
"Although we expect to 'sail from Hew
York next Saturday, It is impossible to tell
even now the exact composition of the
party. Some of ihe men who are now
looked to go may find that they cannot do
so, and still others may take their place."
FINEST INTHE WOULD,
"What will-yon carry with you on the
"Astronomical and photographic instru
ments for viewing the sun while eclipsed,
'and at the same time taking instantaneous
pictures of Its appearance. A great ad
vance has been made in astronomical.pho
tography in recent years, and if the weather
is fair we hope to get data' which will ena
ble us to learn a good deal moreof the na
ture of the sun than is known at present
."We shall carry 20 cameras,-and the largest
one will be 40 feet long. All of the pholo-
fraphfc apparatus' is worked automatically
y the electro-pneumatic system, and all I
will have'tocdo will.De to geVeVerything l&
readiness, tfota. single jaanwill bcreeded
to remove the plates or7 do' anythingels6
afterward.'' "We shall carry , two, steam
launches,-which will be used by the! riatu
ralists in mating explorations up fte
Quanzo river. There will, also be' a jjreat
deal of luggage iu the wiyofteutffig" out
fits, cooking utensils, provisions,. clothing,
books, medicines, etc."
"How .does it happen that you go to
Africa to view the eclipse?"
"The total eclipse will be visible only in
along, narrow path. This path is about
5,000 miles long, but only 100 miles wide,
and extends nearly its entire distance, over
the ocean. It begins in the Caribbean Sea,
and skirts along the northern coast of South
America, being visible at only one point
there French Guinea. ' It then moves east
ward until it strikes Africa, a few hundred
miles south of the Congo river. There are
no islands in the Atlantic from which it
could be viewed, and we selected Africa as
the best point for our work."
IN THE DAEK CONTINENT.
"From what point will the eclipse be
"From Maxima, about 100 miles southeast
of St. Paul de Loanda, in the interior. The
Portuguese Government has an old aban
doned fort there on the Qnanza river, and
we expect to use that"
"How will you get there from St Paul de
"The Pensacola will lie off the coast while
we are in the interior viewing the eclipse,
and about half the men will remain on ship
board. The other half, together with our
instruments and luggage, will be transported
to the shore. There we will secure a flat
bottom, which will be something like the
Mississippi boas, which it is said, will float
in a good dew, and have all our baggage
and apparatus transferred to that Then
we will sail south along the coast until we
come to the mouth of the Quanza river. The
mud that pours out of this river is so
thick that it blackens the water for
seven or eight miles out from where
it empties, and the dark coloring of
the water thus enables the navigator to find
its mouth. The breakers, too, near the
mouth of the river are said to Jbe unusually
large at times, and we will have to pick our
way as best we can. The distance up the
river is about 70 miles, and it will take
three or four days to make the journey."
"What kind of a town is3Iuxima?"
"It is a pretty bad phicei I should say.
The country to the south is inhabited by
cannibals, the Quissamos, and the river is
full of crocodiles, so full, in fact, that the
native women, who wash their clothes in.
the river, have to have a part of the water
fenced off in order to keep the crocodiles
from eating them up while they are work
ing." "Isn't the section a very unhealthy
"It is certainly not considered a healthy
one for foreigners, who sometimes die from
fever after having been there not more than
24 hours, trom the Cape "Verde Islands to
the mouth of the Congo there are hundreds
of miles of lagoons, separated from the sea
by narrow fringes of mangroves.
A DEADLY TYPE OF FEVEB.
At the bottom of these lagoons is a soft,
black fetid mud, which in the summer
season sends out a horrible stench, and is
the origin of the deadly type of fever which
prevails along the coast
"Don't you think with the fever, the can
nibals and the crocodiles you are taking
considerable of a risk?"
. "Yes; but we can't choose the place in
which the eclipse is to be best seen, and
cannot allow dangers and difficulties to
deter us from our work. It there was no
trouble and no risk there would be no credit
in the work, and.if we lose our lives it will
be in the advancement of the knowledge of
man as to the nature of the great center of
"How are you going to live in the fort?"
"We shall carry along with us a number
of Docker & Co. 's portable houses. These
are made of wood and put together without
a screw or nail. They are not affected
either by heat or moisture. We shall also
carry our own cooking, and housekeeping
utensils, and all of the water we drink will
be boiled and filtered. It could not be
drunk with safety any other way." ,
"What sanitary precautions will be taken
to rtrevent sickness?" .'. .;"',, -1 . J
-' "Here is a list of recommendations I have
made out m the best informatioaI could
gather, for the benefit of the partyr Avoid
overeating, change wet clothing for dry as
soon as poselble, avoid the ehillvand damp
of the evening and night attend at once to
any pain or irregular action of the bowels,
wet the mustache and whiskers occasionally
with a tincture of eucalyptus to prevent
malaria. Nitrate of silver in' solution ,is
also recommended as a preventive of an
acute attack ot optbalmia if poured into the
eyes as soon as the pain begins,"
"How many physicians -will accompany
"we shall have three, and a list of medi
cines to be taken along has already been
THE FBENCa ELECTIONS. .
BoBlsnger Secures Aboot, Half ot the
Deputies From Paris on the Second
Trial The Republicans TTaTe a
'Majority In tbe.Coantry.,
Pabis, October 6. Eeballots were taken
to-day in the districts in which the recent
elections for members of the Chamber of
Deputies were without definite result The
weather was fine, and a host of electors
presented themselves at the polls.
The Boulangists have obtained nearly half
of the representation of Taris, and many of
the anti-Bepubllcans elected are pledged to
the revision policy. M. Jacques, Oppor
tunist, who was defeated by Boulangerin
January, beat the. Boulangfst candidate to
day by a small majority.
M. de Beifval, Bevisionist, who was
dismissed from the Council of State .for
publishing a bookentltled "Sommes Nous
en Une:Eepublique,"-is elected by a large
majority. M. Lockroy polled 7,911 votes
over his Boulahrist opponent, M. Massard,
who polled 5,320. M. Chautemps, Badical,
President of the'Paris Municipal Council,
received 10, 252 over Ml Jaconet, Boalang
ist, the latter polling 5,913.
A few arrests have been made, princi
pally of noisy youths. The streets' are still
crowded. Otherwisetthe city is calm. The
results in the provinces arrive slowly. The
returns up to this .hour show the election
of 84 -Bepublicans and 36 anti-Baublicans.
In Neuilly-M. Laur, Boulangat, received
10.724 and M. Antoine. Benublrean. 8.359.
In Toulouse Minister Constans received
8.394 and M. Susini 6,883. In Bordeaux
Ex-Minister Baynal received 11,670 -and
M. Princelan, Conservative, 11,243. Be
turns from 153 districts show the election
of 103 Bepublicans and 45 antf-Bepubli-cans..
CBPID MAKES A THIEF.
A Sunday School Boy Steals S200 for His
Ten-Cent Circus Girl. '
rSPSClALI TELXOEAM TO TBI DISPATCH, f I
Philadelphia, October 6. Friends of
Thomas White, the Camden Sunday school
boy who robbed his employer of $200 which
he intended spending on Alice St Clair, a
pretty youhg'woman connected with a ten
cent circus, of whom he is enamored,
thronged the Central police station this
afternoon, under the mistaken impression
that he' was still a prisoner there. When1 in
formed that he had been taken to prison.ahd
that no visitors are allowed there on Sunday;
theyounsrmen and girls of liis Sunday
school class, who had come to solace the
erring lad, went away sadly disappointed.
Detective Murray was informed thatyoung
White is a member of one of Camden's most
L respectable families. His parents are almost
neartbroKen over me anair. ana leex; ineir
positip'n,keenlyv It is said that in ykv.- o
tlte vonne man's resectable conBectIthia.
latcempioyer will not push tfielcasjt.
and is how in th'e"firm's eossession.
With hi3- .former employer reinslag -to-
prosecute, the prisoners friends nave ar
ranged .to have lira plead guilty and throw
himselton the mercy of 'the court White
-first met Alice about two months azo, while
she was performing with circus in Cam
den. She is 19 years old. and very pTetty;
He struck up. an acquaintance with herafter
the show was over, and corresponded with
her after the cirens took- its departure for
DIED IN GREAT SUFPEElSG.
Antopsy on the Bodv of the Girl Kicked Co
Death by Playmates.
rsnCTAL' TXLEOBAK TO TUB SISPATCH.1
New'Yoek, October 6. Coroner Mes
semer made an autopsy to-day on the body
of Julia O'Connor, who died Saturday af
ternoon, in the New York Hospital, from
injuries to her head and spine received in a
street fight with other young girls on July
17. He found the girl's body badly wasted
away, and she had died after extreme suf
fering. Death resulted from exhaustion,
caused by abscesses in the brain and lungs.
There were evidences of injury to the spine,
as if she had been kicked.
Coroner Messemer wrote out five warranto
for the arrest of the girls whom Julia
O'Connor, in her ante-mortem statement,
had accused of assaulting her. The charge
was felonious assault and they are to be
brought before the coroner to-morrow.
STORM ON LAKE ONTARIO.
Steamers Forced to Fat Back, and Fonr
Men Reported Lost.
Bochesteb, N. Y., October 6. The gale
has been very severe on Lake Ontario.
Several steamers which attempted to reach
Charlotte were forced to put back op
account of the terrible storm, and'
many boats on the lake sought shelter
in the harbor. Much-complaint is made by
vessel masters of the harbor light at Char
lotte, the port of Bochester, as they claim it
cannot be seen on the lake during a severe
It is reported that four men were lost from
a barge, but the report cannot be substan
tiated. The storm is a severe one and it is
feared much damagchas been done.
JAY IS ROAMING AR0DKD.
The Plutocrat and a Pnrtr of Friends En
JotIoe a Western Tonr.
St. Louis, October 6. Mr. Jay Gould
arrived in this city by a special train this
evening from Toledo over the Wabash road.
He was accompanied by his son, Edwin, his
daughter, Miss Helen, Mr. Willard Fisher
and his sister, Miss Fisher; William Taussy,
General Manager of the St Louis bridge,
and Dr. Munn, Mr. Gould's physician.
The party are quartered at the Southern,
and will remain in the city until Tuesday,
when they leave for Denver, where a tour
will be begna over the Denver and Bio
Grande road. The trip is more of a social
and recreative nature than otherwise.
A Railroad President's Novel Idea.
St. Louis, October 6. President D. J.
Mackty, of the Mackey system of railroads,
has just begun what was perhaps never be
fore undertaken by such an official. He
started from Mount Vernon, III., yesterday,
on foot and declares it to be bis intention to
cover the 400 miles of the system in that
The Reprieve Was Too Late.
Madeid, October 6. The Government
yesterday granted a reprieve to a murderer
condemned to be executed at Oscuna.
There was some delay in transmitting the
reprieve papers, and when they reached the
prison the sentence of death had been car
, Gone Up thoFlomr.
rtriaAl. TEflQHAM TO THi'DISFATCH-l -
AkEOir.'.O., .Oetober6.-The Morrissey
Opera CoHoanv-hasdisbfindedisThe, artiste
I have reaiaiBed. unpaid for, three WMk&w;ii
It Will Net Dows. Bnt fimmP,
Big Seasa&B is fosgrsKI
MILLIKEN, OF MAIM, TALIS OXit
Setting it Dews' fer Cwteto Tkatoififfl
- Won't 1w legtrht!,
KEGE0 FSASCIISK ft& IITHrM
The Southern race aaeatfe 1
and more proai'aeflt as eefe sueoaMtTesCT
terview with uagreBjen,.K ora M I
comes out I( the Lower' Eesw 'swWjsie-j
yona an OTgaBizauos. ueaaioes sjhs
this question .will undoubtedly pre!
sensational feature of the wfater. CNaptsgJ
man jtuuiKes, or Jaaine, talcs K, m a
"""i""; w Moaw A
rSFZCIAX. TXLXSBAX TO ZHX SHFATCoUJ
Washixgtox, October 6. Sonatas !
Representatives continue to arriva
good deal of important talk is fee piss!
the coming work of Congress. Tlw .
will be an exceptionally iapertaatf m
Many great national questions' wMj
up. Representative Seth L. M&MmmHW
Maine, was asked to-day: '
"Do you consider the raee MeaMMlsl
subject for legislation?"
"I think if is a subjset mm wMHOmI
man. can speak'to-dayl feeliac a
he is correct" In his eaflolnsjoBsTj
question that has sever osojm f4P
country, ana a uikmmhj
assumes to know beforehand wis
done, asserts what bo nian oaa oVi
certamtv. Jverv ssan. wnsaan
sfeoald be entitled to the fall i
laws asi all the immuBities t
eitlzeu.aad any denial of :
citizen is a menace to thai
"What the other racequmtwa
in the Mare aebody cm tollA'-
only oae BetttKm for America
in take itudA-v tunri tfuifc (a jfcst wilits
in the country who ha a righ xowmm1
io ram oy tne vonstituttea asa j
be protected in tkat right
72ES TOTES. OS sTRVm.VcSssmr ' '
'rAmtnMt inefiAA TJ jSkAJBBkAA olsV am
mat iae coiorea vote oagat te e sjsjpssm
be cast Every colored bum mm
nrvlit ie Wta ilia vnta nasi ftM Ad
man has The moment yoa w kiiii'ii
..taw- - ....... ..... . u n v n l-w. WMHi
rights taken away uadsr the ' 1mm yimi
anarchy. You see that the Imm'tmtttf
obeyed, and.if the laws are not oWysj. aaaaa .'
is no law that is with any fetae. If ttsia
any portion, of this- ooaatry, ia, wMit; I
laws cannot in eniwoeti, tmsiis J9
ous importance to tse repnot,
laws cannot oe aaiercea. saw
"I honestly .believe that a i
vote who cannot do se fat
then there would be 1
in drawinVtrifl line. One of -tSW l
-rr,"""". r" . "r" r. "TI-Tr'--.
ia iaat tne privilege oi vouaar womapojyTu
restricted, ane men woo sTJti
l-TKe to give It away:"
" m m Me Kuate'aiMl -Mw
seme Wt-oflsginlnHnw. !" a
"The traeis form vumpmmmmSV'wm'
qaeetiofi. It is possible tmiaMMiM
ine ees9DiBaos yr oeaem
arid, benefit the eoaannity alas.) Ityafla--ion
has been that the Sugar Trast j ssV'i
harmful. But take tho Oil Trust '4saac'33
.was a pioneer ra :
furnishing the oiaasi
rest auertm waiea-riV-
with oil. It is a great questWB'
has been inimical to the coafflsiity w.atfci
"There have been very few mnnnnnlsss'
rvmtinned Mr. Millitfin. "beesaae skair .?
istence depends on the entire laek ef
petition.. Steam has been the. fntaSr aifLl
mother of more monopolies tbaa aart
thing. It has centered' great wealth ia ii-' i
dustries that could be competed wirh.fcvo-;
ably only by a similar amoant ot weasaVj
TTTTS NEW ETRflTRTfl PfttrBB - ''
seems to suggest, mat, as aa taygama
created monopolies inventions will
them up. By steam great factories
been run that could not be we
competed with by a smaller
Take the shoe business, for instaaee. S- j
chinery has centered the manufaatariarafi
shoes in comparatively few places, 1
the steam power necessary has bees, batik
ntilized in great shops. But if eleeteSs
ftin he distributed and stared and' the nhoail
maker can have at hand the power ay A!
tn.. A, r.fn.ll M.T. ." " ,1 II , - t
ing -with the larger Banufaetarers, wkatisN,
to-prevent a breaking up to seeae exteatof ,.
the zreat monopolies of this kind aed are-,
turn to smaller shops and more-iBdepondoBt '-.
workers. The blacksmith who oaBaet af-'
ford a steam engine may be able to take aa
electric wire inms shop and use tie power
he can derive ii that way."
Bepresentative H. Clay Evans, of Chat
tanooga, is one of the new Ceagronsaioii,
but there are few poly-teraers wfco are bet- .
ter. known around the Dejwrteatff tfeaa ,
Mr. Evans. He is a Bepablieaa and be- -
lieves that Tennessee, though a Deaoeratie .'
State, should be fully represeated. in the'
civil service of the national GoveraBttBt-
"The South will present no candidate; te 2J
the Kepublican caucus for the Hpeater- .
.kin " .M "WV TVino tn-At-v "Tf :il .ha
uuiicccasaij vu uu ui a Mumusn u nan-
.I.A..I.....W.. 4i.t.t .... n .anJiJ.ln ! tvmtSm 'T'
to have weight in a caucus where eaea smb's i
vote alone will have an. important . feearag?!
There have been too many false assanMteM:
in regard to the position of the Southern Be
publicans." " &i
THE HEATHEN HINDOO.
He Gets Back From Britain Fart ottaej
Vtimilai. W...riift ffi urn KYIm-
The neatnen ninuoo, wun an nis respeec
tor the sanctity of reptile life, seeaw to be' '
somewhat eouinncd witb the leaves of ras- ''' '
cality that enables his relative, the Celestial,
farther north to debase coin so skillfully as
even to hoodwink the Yankee sharper. It
snAaA 4 linn ManrinKlA TiMwawa ! As-
ueakucu Vlj.uw Ul tuc iiiuuuvuain own 3
debased by' contact with Western civilisai-''".
tion. 'X i
Marshall. Kennedy & Co. have at their'??
mill specimens of wheat from the vieiaity M
of Delhi, of Aiombay, and from some dis-t.
trict near the confines where the Briti
auu Aura giiirc ah .u uiuci. aik; n.9ytl
left by an English wheat buyer. At asjet J;j
j t 1 .4 1. -.v... ro.M.-M
each .Train had been derived from Ai
dovtlion flri Tirvin nrfiforl tTift Tndiftn4 f
rha o-rA Tvatov fT frit finfTP9 ft Vl AaV -V
oiner rivers ia me auu. wua u -
Al . ? - At- A. TK JX Atf4A01 a1B w
tion a large amount oi uae mutt am
deposits it oa the shores. The siajpia'Xj
ne.irted natives' shovel this slisaV deposit; M
into their vats laden with wheat, oarftrally: " y
spreading it over the grain, and eeaclaeaajr ; ,,
by pouring water enough over the bmss, m ,
distribute it eanallv. m
Indian wheat is cleansed by ,beiag passed' ;L)y
through several waters in wnicfi revet t.
wire brushes that scrape the mad nssiiut,j
from the grain. The result is the deaeett'i
of many tons of mud from a single earge.
to tuo Keiorm Fans. -
jo tin utevenson, wiinsra eiasteyaaaa
Arthur U-imiow, tnree dots, were, s
yesterday frea theeeanty jail tetJWlMowj
Farm-at HuHtmetea. Thev have feM't3fl
jvictediof keeay,at .wieWttaMjfetiasfj
W8 yrasea mim aijrac.via
1" "Sn - '. r i fa
. -.v:ii j.A'rjK.