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Ireland's Great Battle in Par
liament is Already On.
THE FORGERY CONFESSED.
Parnell Forces His Bitter Enemies
Into a Partial Apology.
GLADSTOSE'S ELOQUENT SPEECH.
The Report of the Commission is Still Kept
A REPUBLICAN RIOT IB PORTUGAL
Parliament had scarcely opened when the
fight upon the Parnell forgeries commenced.
Telling speeches were made by Harcourt,
Labouchere, Gladstone and the Irish
leader himself. Smith, the Government
representative, officially acknowledged that
thePigott letters were forgeries. Ballonr
and others defended the Tory position.
London, February 1L Contrary to gen
eral expectation, the report of the Parnell
Commission was not presented at the open
ing of Parliament to-day, but the fight upon
the snbject has already been inangurated.
The reading of the Queen's speech was
scarcely completed when Sir "William Ver
non Harcourt offered a motion declaring
that the London Times, in publishing the
forged Pigott letters, was guilty of a breach
of privilege. Mr. Harcourt, speaking In
support of his motion, contended that a
breach of privilege committed during one
session could be pnnished during another
session. He said:
THE OBVIOUS MOTIVE.
Since the suit for libel bas been decided in
Xavor of Mr. Parnell, and since it bas been ad
mitted that the letters used as a cover to the
assault on him were forgeries, the House is af
forded an absolutely sure basis whereon to act.
It is now obvious that the object of the publi
cation of the forgeries on the day when the co
ercion bill bad its second reading was to influ
ence the division in Parliament. It wasa gross
and palpable outrage upon the House. A
more flagrant breach of privilege could not be
conceived. Some reparation should be made
for this use of poisoned weapons.
He urged that all sides should unite to
brand with the stigma of parliamentary
reprobation this practice of the art of polit
ical forgery. Cheers.
Sir John Eldon Gorst, Under Secretary
for India, responded. He said the time
was past for the discussion of the breach of
privilege. Moreover, such a discussion
wonld be inopportune while the report of
the Parnell Commission was pending. He
moved that the House decline to consider
the motion of breach of privileges.
THE GBAND OLD MAS'.
Mr.-Gladstone, who was loudly cheered as
he arose, spoke in support of the motion.
He said he could not consider that the
Timet' offense against the Honse had been
purged by the apologies which had been
made before the Parnell Commission through
Sir Bichard "Webster, which apologies
grossly exaggerated the original offense.
Hear, hear. He was surprised that Sir
Bichard "Webster had allowed himself to be
made the vehicle of such an apology.
This was the earliest chance the House
had had and it was the most opportune mo
ment for it to express its indignation over
the publication of the forgeries. If tbe con
spiracy against Mr. Parnell had been suc
cessful the result to him would have been
absolute political death; and the mortal
blow struck at him would have been felt
throughout the Irish nation. Cheers.
' ATEMPOBABY SUCCESS.
The Times had aimed to effect the judg
ment of the House, and it had really had in
that direction a temporary success. He
did not wish to dwell upon the horrible and
loathsome character of the whole affair. He
trusted the House would vindicate its right
to deal with the offense. The Government
owed it to itself to deal fairly toward Mr.
Parnell and the Irish people for the injust
ice done to both through the forgeries.
Surely the House should not hesitate to ex
press its full sense of the injustice. Cheers.
Mr. Balfour accused Mr. Gladstone of
dealing in flimsy fiction. He declared that
the delay waa the fault of the Gladstone
party alone, and said the charge that the
Timet had acted with a view to influencing
the judgment of the House was a calumny.
If that had been their object they would
have had a better prospect of success by
quoting freely from Mr. Gladstone's and
Sir "Wm. Harcourt's denunciations of Mr.
Parnell and the Land League. He ob
jected to ancient, cumbrous and olten mis
used machinery of. the breach of privilege.
rETTX TOBY ABGUMENTS.
Mr. Labouchere expressed his surprise at
the petty and paltry arguments advanced
by Mr. Balfour and Sir John Gorst. It had
been proved that the Times had supplied
Pigott with bank notes to provide for his
family within ten days of the time when he
had absconded. He could understand the
reticence of Mr. Smith on this subject He
could not defend his old friend Mr. Walter
and was naturally not inclined to attack
him. He should remember, however, that
he is the leader of the House of Commons.
Mr. Bradlaugh said, as the Times as
sisted the Government to pass its infamous
measure, the breach of privilege was against
the whole House as well as against Mr. Par
nell. Sir Edward Clarke, the Solicitor General,
advanced numerous precedents for the
course of the Government in this case, and
declared that it was inconsistent with the
principles of justice to prosecute the Timet
PABNELL TO THE PBONT.
Mr. Parnell, who was enthusiastically
cheered as he took the floor, said:
Sir Edward Clarke does not venture to pre
sent tbe delay as a reason against the vote on a
breach of privilege, for he well knew that Han
Bard's debates contained many precedents of the'
House inquiring at great length and very care
fully before inflicting the penalty (or breach of
privilege. Why did not tbe Government ap
point the committee of inquiry we asked Tor in
the beginning T Tbafwould have made it possi
ble to prove that the letters were forgeries In
'48 hours. I never determined not to submit the
facts to a jury, but always considered it abso
Intel? necessary to discover from whom tbe
pmc obtained its letters.
"I recognized, however, that It was impossible
to compel the Times to divulge this in an ordi
nary court of Justice. Tb case -of O'Sonnell I
Tersus Walter proved that I was justified J
therein. Without knowing from whom the
letters came I would not have been ablo to
prove that they were forgeries and I should
have been left with tbe opinion of all trained
experts In the country against me.
A "WISE COURSE.
There would have been only my own word to
convince a jury that certain letters advanced
and printed as mine upon the great authority
of the Timeiwere forged. I think, therefore,
I was wise in what I did. I asked for a sel
ect committee, because Jto compel its agents
to testify before such a body was the only
method of forcing tbe Times to divulge that
secret. As this was refused we are not to
blame for the delay. But who is to blamef
Can you answer thatT
Yon wanted to use those letters as a political
engine, not caring whether they were or were
not forgeries. You saw that it was impossible
for us to prove that they were forgeries very
speedily and that meanwhile they wonld be
useful to yon in elections. You need them to
make capital against us, and as a suitable en
gine for obtaining an inquiry into a much
wider question which you would never have
obtained apart from letters that were forged
for the purpose.
Administering a severe reproof to Sir
Bichard "Webster, Mr. Parnell continued:
I am tbe leader of a party that must always
bo In the minority here. I should be sorry to
treat my most powerful opponents with tbe in
credible MEANNESS AND COWARDICE
with which I have been treated by them. Even
now I am further insulted by the terms of the
amendment, which insinuates that the forged
letters may after all be genuine. If yon believe
these letters were forged have the conrage and
frankness to declare it. I move to place the
word "forged" before the word ''letters" in the
amendment to the motion.
Mr. Smith, in behalf of the whole Govern
ment and his party, expressed himself satis
fied that Mr. Parnell had proved the letters
to be forgeries, and consented that the word
"Forged" shonld be inserted as Mr. Parnell
proposed. The motion offered by Sir "Will
iam Vernon Harcourt was then rejected by
SCO to 212, and Sir John Gorst's amendment
AMONG THE PEERS.
The Parnell Matter Also Referred to In the
Home of Lords An Attack on the
Government's Policy To
BT CABLE TO THE SIErATCU.1
London, February 11. In the Honse of
Lords the benches were crowded by peers of
all ranks. The Duke of Fife sat on the
opposition bench next to the Earl of Gallo
way, of nnsavory fame. The Prince of
"Wales, in a shooting hat and bright tan
gloves,n)dded to Lord Headley,and took his
usual seat facing the throne. Salisbury was
cheered, but looked ill and much agitated.
Granville nodded approval at an allusion to
America in the Queen's speech.
Earl Granville, after congratulating the
Marquis of Salisbury upon appearing in
the House in restored health, proceeded to
criticise the tone of the dispatches to Portu
gal as unnecessarily harsh and as having
gone out of the way to provoke irritation in
a small and feeble nation that had a great
colonial history and was justly prond of it
NO PBICTION TV ANTED.
He hoped that it was not true that the
naval maneuvers were to be practiced in
tbe Mediterranean, as this must certainly
cause additional friction. He also hoped
the Government would explain the exact
meaning of the mission of General Sim
mons to the Pope, and would tell the House
why in the speech from the throne no men
tion whatever was made ot tbe Parnell Com
mission. The Marquis of Salisbury defended the
mission of General Simmons as necessarv
for tbe arrangement of questions affecting
the attitude of the Govcraaeut with regard
to tbe Boman Catholics in Malta. The
Government, he said, shared with the country
the pain arising from the dispute with our
ancient ally, the Kingdom of Portugal, but
when the House had read the papers it
would find that Portugal had been warned
again and again within the last two years
that it was impossible for England to ac
cept or assent to her claims to the owner
ship of the territory of tribes that were un
der British protection or her settlements in
the Shire and Xyassa countries; that we
could not allow the natives within our pro
tectorate to be raided with impunity or our
centers of colonization to be suppressed by
PBOMPT ACTION NECESSARY.
Prompt diplomatic action, he thought,
was prelerable in snch a case to dallying
with a dispute, and to delay that would tend
to excite the Portuguese populace, and
might thereby lead to resistance which
would produce bloodshed and increased
complications. Decisive diplomatic press
ure presented the best course for the inter
ests of Portugal and the interests of human
ity. Cheers. As to the reported naval
maneuvers in the Mediterranean, he did not
know that any were intended.
After dilating upon the notable decrease
of crime in Ireland, he concluded with a
prediction that if just and firm government
were continued, harmony, love and good
will wonld grow fast-rooted among the peo
ple of that country, even after the lapse of
generations that had known only discord.
A REPUBLICAN EIOT.
The Portuguese Government Attempts to
Suppress a Popular Demonstration
Twenty-Eight Persom Arrested
by the Police and Cavalry.
Lisbon, February 1L An enormous
crowd assembled to-day in the Place Dom
Pedri and Bepublican orators endeavored
to harangue various groups. But the police
and cavalry charged the mass, which was
dispersed after some fighting. Twenty
eight persons were arrested.
The additions that the Government in
tends to make to the Portuguese navy will
include four cruisers and fenr gunboats.
Tbe Government will send a floating dry
dock to St. Paul de Loando and another to
It is a month to-day since the English
ultimatum was presented to tbe Portuguese
Government and since Portugal immediate
ly accepted it. The demonstration planned
was intended as a celebration of the des
perate objections to it. The police prevented
the demonstration. The shops are now par
tially closed and the streets are patrolled by
cavalry. Agitation, smothered for the mo
ment, is smoldering. Tbe municipal guards
of both Lisbon and Oporto are to be in
creased and reorganized.
HtJSTLEAYE THE STAGE.
Mary Anderson' Betrothed la Very Deter
mined Upon That Point.
TBT DnKLAP'B CABLE CO UP AST,
Nice, February 1L Mary Anderson tel
egraphed to Frank "Webb, Editor of the
Kice Times, declining his courteous offer to
witness the carnival from the windows of
his office. The rain spoiled the festivities
and the procession was postponed.
She savs she has received no answer to
her cable to Abbey protesting against his
assertion that there was any definite con
tract Navarro hat positively objected to
her return to the stage under any circum
A BOP TO IEELAKD.
Evidently a Tory Scheme Intended to Delay
, Home Rnlr.
LONDON, February lLln the House of
Commons to-day Mr. Balfour announced
that on Monday next he vonld introduce
the Irish land purchase bill. One clause of
the bill provides for the creation of a Land
The New Tork Bank Wreckers Will Soon bo
la the Toll of the Lsw-A Heavy
Ban Upon tbe Lenox Hill
rsrxciAx. telxqiuxtothb dispatch, l
New Yoke, February 1L District At
torney Fellows will probably take a hand
shortly in the prosecution of the bank
wreckers. Assistant District Attorney Lind
say conferred to-day with United States Dis
trict Attorney Mitchell. It is probable that
Colonel Fellows will await the conclusion
of the examination before Commissioner
Shields before acting. Mr. Mitchell told Mr.
Lindsay that the examination would proba
bly end in a few days, and that a copy of
the testimony would be at Colonel Fellows'
disposal. Mr. Lindsay's visit, it is under
stood, was prompted by a visit to the Dis
trict Attorney's office of certain depositors in
the Lenox Hill Bank.
Before Commissioner Shields to-day In
Claassen's examination Bank Examiner
Hepburn described his discovery of the ab
straction of "5622,000 worth of the bank's se
curities and his pursuit of them. He was
''Do you notice anything peculiar or un
businesslike about the receipt that Pell,
"Wallack & Co. gave the bank for the $022,
"I notice something very-peculiar. The
receipt states that Pell. Wallack & Co.
hold the bonds 'for account of said bank and
to be accounted for to its President as he
may demand.' That contemplated that
Pell, "Wallack & Co. should hold the bonds
until such a time as the President indi
vidually should make a demand for them."
The depositors of the Lenox Hill Bank
continued to draw the money out all day.
Thirty of them were still at the paying
teller's window when 3 o'clock came, and
they were told to call again to-morrow. In
clnding the certified checks paid, theamount
withdrawn on Monday was more than $30,
000. To-dav's payments to depositors were
between $52',000 and $53,000, The receipts
were ajittle in excess of $15,000. The de
positors who have called for their money so
tar have nearly-all of them withdrawn all
that stood to their credit, or have left only a
few dollars to keep their accounts open.
1,000 POLITICAL FUNERALS.
That la Now the Estimated Rtsatt of tbe
Dakota Lottery Bribers Det relive
Counted oa for Sensnttonal Testi
mony Others Won't Testify.
Bismabck, H. D., February 1L Last
night the Senate Investigating Committee
took up the charge of bribery in connection
with the lottery scheme. Bepresentative
Buchanan was before the committee, but he
knew nothing. Mr.Van Horn, a clerk from
Sargent county, did not want to take the
oath until he had consulted a lawyer, but
was finally persuaded to give up. He had
charged bribery freelr in the lobby, but
divulged nothing under close investiga
tion. House Doorkeeper Thacker was another
who "didn't know anything." Another
witness said that he understood that Lyons,
cashier of the First National Bank at
Fanro, had offered $1,000 to a member to
vote against the bill.
Chairman Bobinson, of tbe committee,
says he was made a member of the commit
tee without his knowledge or consent He
will pnt a notice in the local paper inviting
everyone who has any knowledee of bribery
in connection with the lottery bill to come
forward and testify.
Two detectives, "Wilson and Cleary, have
been summoned, and Wilson's 'testimony is
expected to make a great sensation, it he
can be Induced to tell the truth. His evi
dence is expected to implicate some promi
Dennie Honnifen, the "Squatter Governor
of Dakota," says: "There are 1,000 political
funerals in sight."
THREE MONTHS WILL SETTLE IT.
A Steady Stream of Humanity Pouring Into
Chamberlain, S. D.
ChAmbeblain, S. D., February 11.
Every incoming train is heavily loaded
with settlers bound for the reservation, and
the stream of humanity crossing the river is
almost continnOus. Several thousand have
already selected claims and begun the erect
ion of homes, the new arrivals being forced
to go further into the interior. On the
town site, opposite this city, to-day several
hundred buildings of a temporary nature
dot the prairie. Stacks of lumber and pro
visions are being crossed over, and by to
morrow many business houses will be in
The rush is on an increase to-night. At
the present rate of settlement it would not
take more than three months to settle the
entire 10,000,000 acres acquired by the Gov
ernment A reporter who got into Ft Pierre on his
hands and knees to-day found people there
penned up by the military authorities, who
would not allow them to cross the river to
purchase food. The soldiers are said to
have looted stores in the village and bull
dozed the citizens into giving them supplies
nntil the citizens are in bad shape. The
soldiers are losing heart. The boomers are
getting too numerous, and they are worn out
doing double dutv. Many are down with
the grip, and the officers say that unless re
inforcements are sent the boomers will have
no trouble having their own way.
TO SUSPEND OPERATIONS.
A Scheme of the Straw Paper Manufactur
er to Decrease the Supply.
rRFSCIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.
Albany, February 11. A secret session
of the Eastern Association of Light Straw
"Wrapping Paper Manufacturers was held
here to-day in one of the rooms of the Stan
wix Hall. Borne 12 manufacturers of straw
paper id Eastern New York and the ad
Joining New England Stales were present,
and after discussing the over-supply of
paper now existent, it was resolved that the
association recommend to the straw paper
manufacturers of the country that all paper
mills making this class of goods shut down
for a period of 30 days, in order that the de
mand and supply might be equalized.
FUNERAL OP THE TRUST.
The Whisky Combination Will Henceforth
Sail Under n New Name.
TsrXCIAI. TELEOBAM TO THB DISPATCH. 1
Peoeia, lLL.,Februaryll. The Whisky
Trust will go out of existence to-day, and in
its place will appear an organization
chartered under the laws of tbe State. The
trustees from Cleveland, Cincinnati, New
York and Chicago are here to-day for the
purpose of officiating at the obsequies of tbs
trnst, as such, and ushering in its successor.
This change of base has been rendered
necessary by the legal assaults upon trusts
and the fact that the lack of confidence
manifested in such organizations has kept
the market value of its securities below their
Awarded 830,000 Damages.
Monboe, La., February 1L In the case
of Mrs. McFce versus the Vicksbnrg,
Shreveport and Pacific Railway, the jury
to-day returned a verdict in favor of plain
tiff for $30,000. Plaintiff's only son, a fire
man on the road, was killed by an engine
turning over on him 'and scalding him to
PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAX FEBBtfABY 12. 1890.
BURKE'S BIG BOODLE.
Louisiana's Missing Treasurer
Costa Rica With $250,000.
BACKED BY A BRITISH SYNDICATE
He is Engaged in Extensive Enterprises in
NOT COMING TO AMERICA At PRESENT.
A Friend Tells What Use Was Made of the State Bradj
Colonel Burke, who is alleged to have
embezzled Louisiana bonds to1 the amount
of half a million, is engaged in developing
the industries of Costa Bica. He has
abundant capital. Mr. Burke will make
no statement, but a friend says that the
bonds were used to tide over the New Or
leans World's Fair, and prevent a disaster,
and that Burko received no benefit.
SPECIAL TELEOBAH TO THE DISPATCH. 1
San Jose, Costa Bica, February 1L
Colonel Edward A. Burke, formerly St8te
Treasurer of Louisiana, now wanted in New
Orleans to answer serious charges connected
with the manipulation of State bonds dur
ing his official term, has been some time in
Central America engaged in forming a syn
dicate to develop the rich mining concession
which he secured at the hands of President
Bogran, of Honduras, some years since.
His visit here wonld appear to have been
a successful one, as he Is accompanied'by
the chief engineer of a prominent English
mining company, formerly operating in
South Africa, which, with a capital of
150,000, has been reorganized for the cy
press purpose of taking in hand Burke's
concession. A fnll staff of assistants came
with them; some machinery has already ar
rived and a number of expert miners are ex
pected from California by the next steamer.
AMY AMOUNT OF MONET.
Colonel Burke brought with him and has
placed upon deposit in a Tegucigalpa bank
tor account of the enterprise 50,000 in coin.
The correspondent of The Dispatch met
him at the office of the Hotel Americano
just as he registered his name. He
looked weary after his three days' muleback
ride up from the coast over ,the worst roads
in the known world; but fatigue alone did
not account lor the apprehensive, sad,
averted, half-suspicious countenance.
"Yes, you may announce by authority,"
said he, "that I shall not return to the
United States for some' months! My presence
is required here. I must discharge my obli
gations to Honduras and to General Bogran:
My word was pledeed to develop these con
cessions standing in my name, and also to
those in England who have made large ad
vances and freely invested their money upoo
my personal representations. "When this en
terprise is well under way, however, I shall
return to the Crescent City to give some at
tention to private matters."
NO STATEMENT TO MAKE.
"Have you no statement to make, Colonel,
with reference to the charges preferred
against you there?"
"No here, none. It is purely judicial
question, largely complicated by political
animosity and can only be explained in
America where I can meet face to face those
who have made the attempt to ruin my
character. lam placed. Jn a painful situa
tion, it is true, but I must bear ,all ihyj.
odiumfor a time. Meanwhilel-Shall doxny
duty as I understand it."
An old Louisianan, a friend of Colonel
Burke,, wits met later and was more commu
nicative. This gentleman now ocenpies a
confidential position on President Bogran's
staff, but was formerly in Burke's employ at
New Orleans, when the alleged fraud is
claimed to have been perpetrated in the
State Treasurer's office.
In reply to inquiries he said: "Whatever
was done was from purely patriotic purposes
and Burke's hands are morally", if not legal
ly, clean. It was done to tide the "World's
Fair over a critical period in its financial
affairs under peculiar circumstances and
with supposed ample guarantees.
NOT IN DANGER.
"When the story is laid bare in court, a
jury cannot be found in New Orleans which
will convict my tnend or any great crime,
especially as several high State and city
officials, his colleagues at the time, were
equally implicated and fully indorsed the
scheme whereby (under assurance made by
one or two leading bankers and several of
the wealthiest promoters of the exposition
that everything should be made good),
Burke, to save the fair a crash and New Or
leans the disgrace of its failure, reluctantly
permitted the placing as collateral of cer
tain papers (as a mere matter of form) in
other than the State Treasury safes."
"And if Edward A. Burke mnstgo to jdil
in the end," conclnded the speaker,"he will
not occupy the prison cell alone. These un
grateful wretches who, after they had led
him into their power, made a scapegoat of
him for political purposes may also, a few
of them at least, have the opportunity to
wear striped suits at the State expense."
CANADA WAflTB REPRESENTATION.
A Demand for Member From the Dominion
In the Imperial Parliament.
SPECIAL. TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.
Ottawa, Ont., February 11. There is
considerable nneasiness among the few ex
treme royalists in Parliament, who view
with alarm the growing sentiment through
out Canada in the direction of separation
from Great Britain, and who believe that
the surest way to maintain the connection
now existing between the mother country
and the Dominion would be for Canada to
secure a representation in tbe British Par
liament In view of this fact, Major Bonl
ton gave notice of the following resolution
in the Senate here to-day:
Be it resolved. That it Is the opinion of tbis
House that the time bas arrived when Canada
might be accorded a measure of representation
in tbe Imperial Parliament by giving to tbe
Government of Canada and to tbe government
of eacb province in tbe Dominion tbe appoint
ment of a representative holding a seat in the
Imperial Honse of Commons, and tbe repre
sentative of tbe Dominion Government, also
holding a seat in tbe Imperial Privy Council,
tho privileges of such representation being lim
ited to the discussion of and voting upon such
questions as may affect Canadian interests.
Tho State to be OIndo Solidly Democratic
In Spite of Congress.
tSrECTAL TaLEORAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
Annapolis, Ho., February 11. There
was a sharp scrimmage in the Senate to-day
over the Congressional redistricting bill.
The Committee on Elections reported
favorably. Senator Randall, Bepublican,
declared that it should be called a
gerrymander bill to make Maryland
solidly Democratic. "That's jmt about
what it is," retorted a Democratic Senator.
"We .are adopting the same tactics which
have been worked with snecess by the Re
publicans in other States," chimed in an
Several anti-Gorman Democrats joined
with'tbe Republicans in urging that more
time be given to consider tbe bill, but they
were unsuccessful in delaying its progress,
and it was ordered engrossed.
Tbe Democratic plan is to pass this bill,
which make all the Congressional districts,
excentthe Sixth. Solldlv Democratic; Stefan
;, the pending election bill an tkeup. -
The Manner ot tbe Ex-Pliuborger's Death
and Its Motive Still Unexplained
His Cnreer In the Iron Cltv
n a Newspaper Ulan.
rSFECIAL TXLEQBAU TO THE DISTATCD.l
New Yobk, February 11. Yesterday's
murder mystery the finding of James
-Delafleld Trenor dead with his sknll crashed,
"n his East Nineteenth street room, after a
midnight assault from which he hardly
staggered home seems as far from solution
, to-day. as at first That a literary man of
considerable ability, a man only a little
past middle1 age, should have been murder
ously assaulted in a manner and under cir
cumstances so mysterious, has been suffi
cient to attract considerable attention
among the best deteotives of Inspector
The victim of the fatal affair was well
known to a number of Pittsburgers. In
1885 he passed some months in this city, be
ing engaged as editorial writer and in other
capacities upon Pittsburg newspapers. De
ceased was a man of brilliant attainments.
His personal appearance was striking, and
his manners were most polished. Mr.
Trenor was about CO years old. He was a na
tive of Bristol, England, and had traveled In
all parts of the world. As a linguist and art
critic he excelled. For a year or two
previous tohis deathhe had been at "William
Schans' art rooms on Fifth avenue, New
York, and was greatly esteemed there, not
only by members of the firm but by patrons
of the house. He had athorough knowledge
and exquisite appreciation of paintings, and
had prepared several valuable catalogues.
Altogether deceased was a man who would
have been picked, out of many, for his store
of varied information, admirable conversa
tional powers and dignified, gentlemanly
bearing. The news of his strange death was
a painful surprise to those who knew him in
FROM A MORMON STANDPOINT.
President Woodrnfl" Mnkcs a Statement on
the Recent Political Flfbr.
Salt Lake, February 11. President
Woodruff, the head of the Mormon Church,
to-day gave to the Associated Press the only
statement he has ever made upon the politi
cal fight which has just ended here. In sub
stance he says: "I consider it a deep laid
scheme to deprive the Mormon people of all
their political rights and privileges, so that
the minority here may obtain control of the
Territory. They can't do this by fair means,
so they resort to foul. By misrepresentation
and taking advantage of the popular preju
dice against the Mormon, founded chiefly in
ignorance, they succeeded in securing the
disfranchisement of the settlers who made
this country, and then of all tbe women.
"The Church will not in any way be
affected as an organization. It Is entirely
separate and apart from political affairs.
Members of the Church belong to the
people's party, and they will naturally feel
that they have been robbed at the polls.
But I presume that will not affect their po
litical views Or status. The Church was
not in the campaign and the result will have
no bear in a upon it at all that I can see."
"The future of the Church will be to
preachithe gospel to all the world, instruct
members in their duties and move forward
to its ordained destiny as the actual living
church of Cbrist. There is no necessity for
the members to remove to Mexico, Indi
vidual members may go where they choose to
better their condition, but there is not, nor
!has there been any contemplation of any
each exodus as you ask aboat"
EEYISI0N 1NT0LTES MILLIONS
Willed to the Charcli. and the North Phila
delphia Presbytery 8ny No.
SPECIAL TH.EOUAM TO THE DISrATCU.1
Philadelphia, February 11. North
Philadelphia Presbytery, which originated
and controlled the "Old Log College Cele
bration" last September, when President
Harrison, Governor Beaver, Hon. John
"Wanamaker and others were present, to
day considered revision of the confession of
faith. It was not generally known that
they met at this time in the city for snch a
purpose, and the audience was not large.
The vote was taken, according to previous
agreement, at 4 p. m., revealing 22 for re
vision and 35 against. Before the vote there
was an animated discussion, in which Rev.
Dr. Mills made the principal argument,and
I fear rovision may divide the church. The
South will certainly not nnite with ns If re
vision is allowed. Millions have been willed to
tbe church that may be Imperiled It our
standards are changed. We had better not
swap horses while crossing the stream. There
was a time when a portion of our citizens se
ceded; Congressmen left; men in the army and
navy retired; bnt there was a large
party who stood by tbe old Constitu
tion, and thev triumphed, and now the se
ceders are back under tho old flag, as loyal as
any. There may be some to go ont here; but,
if we stand fast to the old Constitution, they
will return more loyal than ever.
OKATHER A LIVELY TILLAGE.
One Rnrnl Foatofllce Robbed Three Times
Inside of n Few Years.
rSFECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.'!
Peovidence, February 11. Safe rob
bers tackled the big safe in the postoffice at
East Greenwich to-day and secured 51,500
in stamps and money. They planned to
cover up their work by firing the building,
but the explosion aroused half the town and
the robbers decamped. They were followed
by citizens, but were not captured. East
Greenwich has famished several sensations
in the lost decade. The postoffice has been
burned out twice and the postmaster has
lost valuable property through alleged po
litical knaves who set the torch to his store.
Anti-Prohibitionists have attempted to
blow up a minister's house and to poison a
lawyer's well because they raided illicit sa
loons, and now, for the third time in five
years, the postoffice has been robbed.
A Corporation to be Formed for tho Purpose
of Dlitllllnsand Feeding-.
Peobia, III., February 11. At the
meeting of the certificate holders af the Dis
tillers and Cattle Feeders' Trust, called or
the purpose of voting upon the question of
organizing a corporation for the business of
diBtilling and feeding, there were present in
person or by proxy out of 430 certificate
holders 850, holding 291,219 shares out of a
total of 312,016 shares.
The vote stood in favor of organizing snch
a corporation 359 ayes, representing 290,360
shares, and 1 no. representing 359 shares.
The meeting was harmonious.
HANDSOME BUILDING BURNED.
Fire Destroys Property In Hnntlngton,
To., Yalaed at 875,000.
Htjntinqton, "W. Va., February 11.
Fire broke out this morning'at 3 o'clock in
the wholesale grocery of Harvey Hagan 8s
Co.1; tbifcity, and before It was extin
guished had destroyed the building which
was ocenpfed by C. H. Harvey, drygoods,
and a wooden building next door owned by
C. H. Harvey, and a dwelling owned by
Thomas Kirk. It vms valned at $20,000;
insured for 113.000. Harvey Hagan 8s Co."
lose on stock f 10.000; Insured for $23,300.
C. H. Harvey's loss on stock, $10,000; in
surance, $5,000, Total loss aboat $75,009.
IN THE SENATE, TOO.
Another Bill to Prevent tbe Proposed
Gerrymander in Ohio.
DEMOCRATS ARE FIGHTING HAD.
The Measure Denounced as Yiolatln? All
Law and Precedent.
0LIYER CERTAIN TO BE CONFIRMED.
Progress of the Delate on the Kevised Bales In the
Senator Hoar introduced a bill yesterday
providing that all Congressional elections
must be held in the present districts. This
is a more sweeping measure than the one
presented by Bepresentative "VYlckham.
Judge Seney, of Ohio, and Democrats in
general, denounce the scheme in strong
SPECIAL TELEGUAM TO THE DI8PATCB.I
" "Washington, February 11. The states
men of tbe Bepublican party who have
been gerrymandering States for partisan
purposes for many years have suddenly ex
perienced a change of heart, and have
started in at both ends of the Capitol to pnt
a stop to this wicked practice. Yesterday,
as telegraphed to The Dispatch, Colonel
C. P. "Wickham, of Ohio, sprung a surprise
on the House by introducing a bill which
provides that the districts from which the
members of the Fifty-second Congress shall
be elected shall be the same in territory and
boundaries as those from which the mem
bers or the Fifty-first House were elected,
and to-day Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts,
dragged a bill into the Senate of similar
import, but reaching the desired goal by a
a sweeping measuee.
The Hoar bill provides that in all States
of the Union Bepresentatives to Congress
shall be elected in and for the districts now
proscribed by law nntil the apportionment
of Bepresentatives shall be made by Con
gress according to the census to be taken in
1890, any law of such States to the contrary
notwithstanding. The sadden attack of vir
tue which prompted these two bills against
the unrighteous and unholy gerrymander
was Induced by the openly-avowed intention
oi the Ohio Democrats to shake up the dis
tricts in the Buckeye State and retire prob
ably a half score of able Bepublican states
men to private life.
By clever fighting theBepublicansof that
State, a Ithongh now in the minority, as evi
denced in the late election when Foraker
went down with such disastrous defeat, at
the present time control 16 ont of the
21 Bepresentatives. As the districts are
at present constituted it requires 79,251 Dem
ocratic voters to' elect a Bepresentative
while 26,003 votes suffice for a Bepublican,
a difference or 53,248 rotes. Now, however,
when the Democrats 'have bvercome their
opponents at the polls and are prepared to
change all this, it is proposed that the fed
eral government shall step ipto the limits of
the sovereign State of Ohio and stay the
hand of the Democratic Legislature,
Astonishing .as this proposition is, the
Bepublican leaders who have been con
sulted by their Ohio brethren find a consti
tutional warrant in section 3 of article 1 of
the Constitution, which gives to Congress
the power at any time to make or alter the
time, place and manner of holding Con
All the Bepnbllcans in the Ohio delega
gation openly favor the passage of the bill,
except, possibly, Ben Butterworth, who is
about to go into a self-imposed retirement
from politics,-and who, therefore, does not
care a copper whether the State is gerry
mandered or not The seriousness with
which Bepnblicans avow their intention of
railroading the bill through has stirred up
the Democrats as much as any of Speaker
"The bill "said Judge Seney, of Ohio,
one of the ablest constitutional lawyers in
tbe House, "is an assertion of fpower on the
part of Congress to district the States for
Congressional purposeses, for it is plain that
if Congress can prevent redistricting it
necessarily follows that they can redistrict.
If the matter is within control of Congress,
neither the people ot the States nor their
representation in the Legislatures have any
voice in the matter. .
A LONG TIME WBONQ.
"And if that power is lodged in Congress
it is not in the States, and we have been
blundering for 100 years. Even if such law
were in the power of Congress it ought not
to be exercised and, moreover, the people
would never tolerate it. It is another dan
gerous move in the direction of centraliza
tion, and if consummated will strip the
peopleof one more attribute of sovereignty.
As to its constitutionality Congress has no
power to pass laws fot tlm States under and
by virtue of which the people thereof elect
their Bepresentatives. If there is any power
in the section under which they propose to
do this thing, it Is limited strictly to the
subject matter, as it is a well-known princi
ple of constitutional law that Congress can
only do those things which the Constitution
specifies, either directly or by fair implica
tion, while the State can do anything which
it is not forbidden them to do.
"The Wickham bill does not propose to
fix either the 'time, place or manner' of
holding elections for Bepresentatives, hut it
proposes to outline the districts from which
members shall be elected and is theteforeto
my ides, clearly not within either the mean
ing or intent of that or any other section.
The number of Bepresentatives is appor
tioned by the Constitution under another
and different class of the Constitution,
which confers upon Congress tbe power to
say whether Bepresentatives shall be chosen
iu the States by districts or by States as a
whole. There was a time when members of
Congress were elected in a bunch by the
Legislatures of the different States, and, in
some cases, notably New Jersey, as late as
1850 the Bepresentatives ran 'at large."'
PENDLETON MUST GO.
He Announces Thnt He Will Seek a Vindica
tion This Fall.
tTEOM A BTAXr COXBSSFOSrDE'f T.J
Washington, February 11. The House
Committee on Elections to-day, by a strictly
party vote, decided that Mr. Pendleton, of
West Virginia, is not entitled to the seat he
at present occupies in the House of Bepre
sentatives. There will be both a minority
and majority report in the case, the former
to be presented by Mr. O'Ferrall, of Vir
ginia, and the latter by Mr. Bowell, the
Chairman of the committee.
Speaking ot the matter to The Dis
paxch correspondent this afternoon, Mr.
Pendleton said: "Of course, this action of
tbe committee is just as I expected. We
shall continue the fight on the floor, how
ever.. If, as I presume will be the case, the
majority of the Honse turns me ont I shall
go to my home in West Virginia and shall
run again next fall. I hope tbe Bepnbli
cans will put up the same man, and then
my majority will be so great that there will
be no question about it."
The next case to be taken up by the com
mittee will, be Featherstope versus Case,
of Arkansas. It will be considered at the
next meeting oa Friday.- '- ' '
NOT A SEAL YI0T0EY.
The Democrats Score . Folat la the Debate
on the Hoaso Rales A Tots Will
Nat be Reached Before
truant x stavt ooKBssrosnxirr.
Washington, February 11. The Dem
ocrats scored their first victory of the session
to-day, when Springer, of Illinois, fought
down "Fighting Joe Cannon" in the latter's
attempt to close debate on the rules and take
the final vote to-morrow. "It was one
sucker against another anyway," said a Be
publican, who voted for the extended de
bate, "and as the Bepublican sucker had
been having it all bis own way hitherto, we
thought we would give the Democratic
sucker a little moral encouragement. They
need anything that is moral, yon know."
Of course he referred to the fact thnt both
of the gladiators were from the Sucker
State. Springer's face glowed with pleasure
till it was as red as the rose in his button
hole, when he scored his point and was
cheered and congratulated by tbe Demo
crats, and "Old Joe" Cannon, who ia al
ways iu good spirits and always generous,
got a lot of applause on his own account
when he walked over to Springer's desk,
heartily congratulated him and took a whiff
of the perfume from the Springer rose.
Oi course it was really no victory for the
Democrats. It was a victory of the Bepnb
licans, who themselves wanted to have a go
at the rules, and feared if debate was
cut off to-morrow several darling
speeches ot the Bepublican side would
bo still-born. Some of the Bepnb
licans in close districts, and where good
live Democratic newspapers are published
fear that Democratic representation of the
action ot Speaker Beed, and their support
of him, may have a bad effect on vacillat
ing constituents, andso they wantto explain
tbe rules in their own way, and send their
speeches broadcast in their districts. Be
sides, a considerable number ot Bepnblicans
thought, that as they had whipped the mi
nority at every point, and, alter the adoption
of the rules, wonld be able to whip them un
til tbe end of Congress, it was onlygenerons
to give tbem a chance to air their oratory to
even a somewhat unreasonable extent on the
debate on the rules. The vote will now
donbtless, be taken Friday evening at five
o'clock. Doubtless, also, the rules will pass
exactly as they were reported by the com
mittee. , COAL MEN INTERESTED.
A Fight Concerning: the Location of a OIIssIs
alppl Ulver Bridge.
rrnoa x stats- coesxsfondixt.i
Washington, February 1L The Pitts
burg coal men are interested in the present
controversy over the qnestion of a bridge
across the Mississippi river at New Orleans.
The fight is between two rival bridge com
panies, one of which proposes to build just
above the city of New Orleans and the other
just below. Biver men generally are op
posed to thejupper bridge, believing that it
would probably be the cause of similar acci
dents to that which occurred yesterday at
Memphis, which resulted in the loss of a
vessel aod six or seven lives.
But the officers of the engineer corps who
have been consulted on the subject have re
ported in favor of the upper bridge, and
claim that the plan to bridge the Mississippi
below New Orleans is not feasible. Conse
quently, with these two authorities contra
dicting each other, there will likely be a
contest before the Congressional committees.
The hearing" before the Senate committee is
set for tbe 26th and that before tbe House
Committee on Commerce on the 27th instant.
2f0 OPPOSITION- TO 0LIYEE,
Salzell la Confident That He Will be Con
Armed Without Tronblr.
rrsoMA stavt conRzsroxDEirr.l
Washington, February 11. Mr. Geo.
Oliver, of Pittsburg, who was recently ap
pointed a Census Supervisor, is in the city
with Mrs. Oliver, whom he is taking down
to Florida to spend the rest of the season.
Mr. Oliver spent a portion of the day at the
Capitol, seeing his friends there. He says,
however, that his present trip has nothing
to do with his nomination, except that he
will take the opportunity while he is in
town of thanking the President and Super
intendent Porter for his appointment
Bepresentative- Dalzell, speaking about
Mr. Oliver's confirmation this afternoon,
said: "I do not believe there is any truth
in the statement that has been printed to
the effect that his nomination wijl be held
up. I don't think that the Senate is going
to fight the President over a Census super
visorship. I expect to see him confirmed
without any trouble."
FAKZ AT THE CAPITAL.
The Victim of lbs Southern Outrage Tell
His Story Again.
Washington, February 11. Henry J.
Fanz, the victim of the recent outrage at
Aberdeen, Miss., arrived in AVashington to
day in company with a postoffice inspector.
Chief Inspector Bathbone was requested
some days ago by the Department of Justice
to find Fanz, and if he was willing to bring
him to Washington.
He was with Attorney General Miller an
hour this alternoon, and later in an inter
view.told substantially tbe same story of the
ocenrreuce that has already oeen published
A TERRIBLE REYENGE.
Abdnetlon of a Iiad and the Feeding; of
Whisky to nim for Klgbt Dnya.
SPECIAL TELEQEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, February 11. William
Baysfield, an Englishman, 28 years old, was
arrested to-day charged with abdnction and
fiendish crnelty to Anthony Buist, a lad Of
14, and small for his age. Young Buist
lives with his parents, at 248 South Twenty
second street, and is the son of E. M. Buist,
a well-known livery stable proprietor.
The boy disappeared on Monday, Feb
ruary 3. TotJayhe was found in a fright
ful condition In a room occupied by Bays
field at 13 Hickory street The boy's lips
were terribly swollen, his eyes were blood
shotmd almost sightless, and he was on the
verge of delirium tremens, Baysfield having
forced him to drink great 'quantities of
cheap whisky, and in that way having kept
him stupefied during the entire eight days.
It is supposed that Baysfield's object was
revenge and to force Mr. Buist to pay a
large reward for his son's return. Bavsfield
formerly worked lor Air. ilaist and had
been discharged for stealing.
A Kick Woraan'i Protest.
Chicago, February 11. Mrs. Hettie B.
Green, of New "xork, one ot the richest
women in the world, appeared in Jndge
Collins' Court with her attorneys this morn
ing an objector of the transfer of the title to
a section of land lying west ot this city,
which was recently sold at auction for $602,
000 to the Grant Locomotive Works, of
Paterson, N. J. Mrs. Green holds a large
interest in the property.
A Large Liberal Gain.
London, February 11. In the election
for Partrick, In Scotland, Mr. Parker Smith,
the Unionist, received 4,148 votes, and Mr.
Tennent, a. Gladstone Liberal, received
3,929, a large Liberal gain.
More Trouble In Brazil.
Bio Janebio, February 11. Senor
Aristides Lobo, .Minister to the Interior,
bag resigned la consequence of a disagree
ment with Geseral Fpnteca. - v
THEV ND OPENING.
Andrew Cairk Gift to Allegnenj;
A MASSIYE LIBEAEY BUILD1IG.
Great Crowds Blockaded the Rooms and
filled the Hallways.
1IUSICAL AND ART FEATURES ADHIRED
The Beantifal ralatlngs Will bs on IiMDIUon Or
Ten Days Mart.
Yesterday the Allegheny Free Library,
the generous gilt of Mr. Andrew Carnegie,
was thrown open to the inspection of the
public. It was a beautiful day, and throngs
of -people blockaded the bnilding daring
the afternoon and evening. The grand
organ recitals were very much appreciated,
but the art collection was the principal
source of attraction. Much gratification
was expressed by the visitors with the
beauty of the building and its arrange
ment. Openingday at the Carnegie Free Library
drew such crowds yesterday as never de
lighted a manager's heart. The massive
dodrs were thrown open at 1 o'clock in the
afternoon, and those who have watched the
magnificent structure risejfrom the corner
stone to the cap piece on the Iotty tower
were given the privilege of entering and
surveying tbe beanties of the interior of the
massive building. It was not an aristo
cratic assemblage that thronged the halls,
stairways and various apartments.
It was, on tbe contrary, decidedly demo
cratic, necessarily bo, for the library "was
presented to the people of Allegheny City,
not to a favored tevr. And the people were
there, all classes, all grades, all ages, alt
nationalities. The handsome sealskin coat
on the matron, or the bright, vivacious
young girl brushed against the more modest
beaver-cloth jacket or ulster of probably
jnst as attractive a wearer as had donned
the garb of the seal.
ALL CLASSES PBESKNT.
And the Jacket and ulster of cloth rubbed
threads with those much farther down in
the seal of society, and the shabby genteel
looked quite stylish compared with the
shawl and woolen head covering with which
some of the visitors to the library yesterday
and last evening were arrayed.
The bright, happy face of the person to
the manor born accustomed to beautiful
buildings, fine paintings and inspiring
music contrasted with the tired, care
seamed countenance of a less fortune-favored
individual, all curiosity and wonder, formed
a most interesting stndy for the
pupil of human nature. They were all at
home in the bnilding, each one had a per
fect right to be there. They were stockhold
ers in the kingly structure and its furnish
ings, for Andrew Carnegie in his love for
his fellow citizens and unbounded generosity
I had had constructed for their benefit, enjoy
ment and pleasure the architectural monu
ment, with its halls, reception rooms, read
ing rooms, art gallery and music hall, with;
i which they, as a people, reigned yester-.
day and 'ast night, and will continue to
At bcth entrances of the building police- '
men were stationed to prevent blockades and
accidents, almost always the result of such a
multitude of people as thronged the building
yesterday, and, in spite of their efforts to
teep the line of those entering to the right
and those making their exit to the
left, and their continual admonitions to
"move on," some very interesting
blockades did occur. Interesting, because
they were such good natured blockades.
Everyone seemed happy if they were not in
the blockade, but more so if they were, for
while exciting enough to be interesting,
nothing serious seemed imminent. But the
crowding and pushing compelled all young
ladies who were fortunate enough to be es
corted by a stalwart young man to accept
his protection in the most unorthodox or
probably orthodox manner.
The young man with one girl was happy,
the girl with one young man was happy,
bnt the young man who had to divide his
attention and protection at such times
thought it was possible to have too much of
a good thing, and the fair one thought -two
is company, three is de trop.
THE ATTEACIIVE PLACES.
The two apartments that were most at
tractive were the art gallery and the music
hall. In the art gallery the beautiful and
rare paintings which were loaned for the
occasion delighted the eye of both
the educated and uneducated. And many
were the expressions of admiration and ap
preciation that were heard on all sides. The
crowded condition of the room prevented
any leisure study of the pictures; only a
general idea could be obtained as one was.
carried on with the stream of visitors,
whether they wonld or no. Bnt as the
pictures are to remain in position for over a
week, those who desire more careful stndy
of them will have, ample opportunity. The
staircase leading from the Federal street
entrance to the art gallery was a packed,
jammed mass of humanity from the time
the building waa opened until the close last
evening. And the upper hall, through,
which one passed in entering the art gallery,
was crowded almost to the suffocating
point, people tried to linger there, for it wag
such a pretty place. Superintendent Ham
ilton, of the Allegheny Conservatory, had,
with a host of assistants, spent all the early
portion of the day in and about that hall,
and nature's beauties rivaled to some ex
tent the artist's productions in the adjoin
lOWEBINO PALMS THESE.
The most gorgeous towering palms and
rare plants loomed high above the heads of
the admiring spectators, and were supplement
ed, and their beauty enhanced by finer and
more delicate plants and vines.
The hall, with Its artistio dress of green,
formed a most enjoyable prelude and finale to
the more pretentious room, wherein was hung
the work of many and great artists. From that
floor a continual stream of people climbed tbe
more narrow stairway, and Investigated the
topmost stories of the building; even to the flat
with its kitchen and range already in position,
iu little parlor, sleeping room, bath room and
pantry that ocenpies the floor immediately
under tbe roof, and where the Janitor, and wife,
of tbe bnilding will probably live. Down on
the ground floor at the Federal street entrance
tbe reception room was occupied and the com'
fortable chairs and loi3A utilised by the happy.
satisSed.bdmiring people, and In cnnples. and
in crowds, standing and seated, tbe reading
room was taxed to Its ntmost capacity.
The musio hall was filled In tbe afternoon,
and more than filled in tbe evening, it was
only an aggravation to those who could not get
pear tbe door to hear occasionally the peala of
tbe deep-toned organ above the nolte and.
hustle of the ever surging crowd in tbe halls.
Under tbe skillful fingers of the musicians the
Roosevelt concert organ became almost a thing;