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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1S9L
t Story of the Death of the Aged
Librarian of Victoria
STRANGLED IN A CAVERN.
Movements of the Old Man's Com
panions Before the Crime.
BARTHOLDI OS THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Eojalty InTolred in an Ugly Gambling
Scandal in London.
LNTERESTLNG BUDGET OP CABLE NEWS
inr DCKLAP'S CABLE COM PAST. J
Manchester, Jan. 31. The details of
the foul crime, already cabled, that has de
prived Manchester of one of her most worthy
citizens, have just reached here. One of the
ornaments of the great commercial
and manufacturing center is Vic
toria University, founded in 1SS0, and
composed of Owens College, Manchester,
dating: from ISol; University College, Liver
pool, 1881, and Yorkshire College, Xieeas,
1ST4. The university is governed by a
chancellor, an office now filled by the great
Sake of Devonshire, assisted by a vice
chancellor and pro-vice chancellor.
Of this institution Dr. Lindemann, a
German gentleman of untarnished reputa
tion and great eiudition, has for the past
25 years acted in the capacity of Assistant
Librarian. Dr. Lindemann's habits were
methodical and his manner of patiently in
vestigating all subjects that came up for his
consideration were those of most German
scnolars. Last summer it was noticed that
Herr Lindermann was not as regular in his
attendance at the university library as
usual, and on inquiry it was found that his
health had sufTeied from too great devotion
to his favorite pursuit.
Affected His 311 nil.
' By t he autumn his maladv had increased
until, at the beginning of winter, he was
told plainly bv his physicians that unless he
gave bimselt absolute and entire rest for
a season, they would not be answer
able for the consequences. The assist
ant librarian's trouble, though entirely
physical, was of such a character that at
times it seemed to affect his brain, and his
mind, being generally absorbed in books
and subjects more cr less abstruse, he ap
peared to casual acquaintances not entirely
muster of himself.
Such was his condition when about eight
weeks ago he left Manchester and slowly
journeyed toward the Kiviera to spend the
winter in tbe generally genial climate.
Going first to Genoa, he stopped at a German
hostelry known as the Hotel Schmidt, the
proprietor of which has kindly for
wardid the following details of
the sad event He had not been
there long when it was noticed that he was
becoming unusually intimate with two Ger
man, who were also guests of the house,
one apparently about 43 and the other about
S3. About Christmas the trio leit Genon
for San Retno, ou the road to Sice and just
beyond the French frontier. There the
party put up at the Hotel Rationale, hiring
In His Companions' Power.
At San Kemo, a pretty Italian resort that
relies almost entirely on its English and
American visitors. Dr. Lindemann seemed
to throw off his English antecedents and his
individuality, lending himself to the
stories of his newly-mjie friends. He
said very little 1mself, but his
fellow travelers made up for
his reticence bv thetr garrulity. They
informed the people of the hotel that the
invalid scholar was a large landed pro
prietor from the neighborhood of Vienna,
nnd that they themselves resided in Pots
dam. They added that the supposititious
land owner was not in good mental health,
and that they were traveling in his company
to -ee that no harm befell him.
They also requested those they met not to
pester their invalid with conversation, al
jecine that he was exceedingly irritable,
and that all annoyance increased his mal
ady, rlavins thus carefully laid their
jiians, the two villains, who, hy this time,
ajipsared to have taken possession of their
unfortunate victim, body and soul, an
nounced that tiiey were about to go to
Monte Carlo, where they proposed placing
poor Lindtmann in a maison de sante.
l'ouud Dead in a. Grotto.
All this seemed remarkable enough, and
the three travelers took their departuie the
next day without lurther question. Tbis
was the last seen of tbe assistant librarian
alive. Tte re.t of the ktory is told by
the Italian police. High up on the
-wonderful Corniche road, built by the first
Xapoleon, that stretches lrom " Uice to
Genoa, and in many places runs perilously
near the edge of frightful precipices, are
several grottos that were once the biding
places ol the littoral free hooters and that
are now at times put to still more criminal
Passing one of these rockv caverns a few
days alterward a sergeant was attiactcd by
an unpleasant odor. Groping his way in
side, he soon stumbled on the body of a
man. On bringing it into daylight and
searching the pockets, not th- slightest clue
coulil be lound to his identitv. The man
had been strangled to death, and there were
evidence'! ot a terrible struggle.
The Identification Complete.
Meantime Dr. Lindemann's friends here
were becoming terribly anxious. Beyond a
brief note just after his arrival in Genoa no
tidings had been received of the invalid
traveler. At last, some two weeks ago,
steps were taken to learn his whereabouts,
and through the kindness ot the Italian
Consul at Li verpool. Commissioner Duraudo,
and the use of a photograph of tbe missing
man, it was found that tbe body was that of
the Manchester scholar.
Oa the fourth day after their departure
from San Keiuo, the two Germans returned
to the Hotel Rationale alone. On being
questioned by the landlady- as. to what had
become of the missing Vienna traveler,
they stated that ne had been placed in the
lurge of the best known physician of
Iice, who is at the head of a
large establishment for the care of
minds diseased. They only remained
a few hourt, taking the night train Genoa
ward. Thej- also relieved the landlady of
the lurther careof. i handbag that Dr. Linde
mann bad left behind him, apparently
through accident. They disappeared in the
darkness, and all clue to the perpetrators of
tne crime of the grotto is now lost
AKOTEEE NIHILIST PLOT.
How the Anniversary of Alexander's Mur
der is to Be Celebrated.
"Waksaiv, Jan. 31. There are startling
rumors current in Polish circles here to the
etlect that the Russian Nihilists are pre
paring for a murder. The 13th of March,
the anniversary of the assassination of Czar
Alexander, is said to be the date determined
uin lv the Nihilists for their next coup.
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the next blow which the Nihilists will
strike will be an assassination similar to
that of General Selverskoff, on account of
which the police of the entire world are said
to be hunting for Padlewski, tbe man
charged with killing the General. Russian
refugeea now in Bulgaria are suspected of
being engaged in the preparation of the de
tails of this plot Russian police agents
throughout Europe and elsewhere hare
been notified to exercise circumspection.
Similar instructions have been issued to
the police of the Russian Empire.
CAUSED BY BACCARAT.
A THREATENED SLANDER SUIT AGI
TATES ENGLISH SOCIETY.
The Prince of Wales and Several lordly
Fersont Involved An American Girl's
Prospective Husband the Chief Char
acterHis Gambling Itets Were Pecu
liar. IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCII.3
London, Jan. 3L The West End is
much interested in a threatened suit for
slander, involving persons very well known
at the Turf Club and on the turf. The mat
ter arises out of an incident which occurred
at the time of the last Doncaster meeting.
Mrs. Arthur Wilson, of Grosvenor square,
the wife of the well-known millionaire, had
offered her house near Doncaster to the
Prince of Wales for race week, His Royal
Highness, of course, inviting the party who
were to occupy it Among "the guests was
Sir William .Gordon Cumming, whose en
gagement to the second daughter of the late
William Gardner, of New York, has re
cently been announced, and who is a par
ticular friend of the Prince and of Lord Ran
The company at Mrs. Wilson's amused
themselves in the eveniugafter the races with
baccarat Some question arising as to whether
certain bets bad or had not been made,
one gentleman present got tbe impression
that Sir Gordon Cnmming's bets were not
made as plainly as they should have been.
The Prince, who is very sensitive on all
such subjects, insisted that this should be
inquired into. An investigation was ac
cordingly made, and Lord Coventry and
Owen Williams are said to have decided
that the circumstances were so unsatisfac
tory that the best and kindest thing that
could be done would be to drop the whole
business into oblivion on Sir William Gor
don Cumming promising the Prince that he
would have nothing more to do with playing
Mrs. Wilson's party broke up earlier than
was expected, the Prince of Wales going
over to spend the end of the week with bis
son, Prince Edward, at York. This gave
rise to niach tittle-tattle, and sundry ladies
chose to attribute the fiasco ot Mrs. Wilson's
party to some personal dissatisfaction on the
part of His Roval Highness with the pres
ence there of one or another particular
This by degrees has led to all manner of
imputations and charces in connection with
baccarat and Mrs. Wilson's party and the
Turf Club, and it is now understood that
Sir Gordon Cumming is determined to bring
the whole business before the law courts in
the form of a suit for slander, as it is now
stated that he intends to present as defend
ants his friends, Owen Williams and Lord
A BARTHOLDI INTERVIEW.
HE INDORSES THE FUND FOR AMERICAN
Proposed by the Husband of Amelle Rives
Chandler He Abandons His Projected
Exhibit at the World's Talr At Work on
Pulitzer's Gift to Paris.
Paris, Jan. 31. M. Bartholdi, in an in
terview to-day, warmly indorsed the "Art
Students .fund" plan proposed by John
Armstrong Chandler, the husband of Amelie
Rives, the Virginia authoress, in order to
give financial aid to deserving American
students who may wish to pursue their
studies in Paris. As the plan is understood
here, Mr. Chandler is to raise a sufficient
sum of money to guarantee a five years
course of study abroad, $450 or $900 a year
being considered sufficient tor this purpose
in each case.
M. Bartholdi said that the scheme was an
excellent one, and that it would do much to
elevate the artistic level in the United
States. He added that if the scheme con
templates the sojourn of artists anywhere in
Europe, their sojourn should be in Paris
and not in Italy. M. Bartholdi claims that
Paris is the art center of the world, and
here in the future should be tbe American
prix d'Paris. The American students are
sure of a hearty welcome in Paris.
Referring to the delay in constructing the
buildings for the World's Fair in Chicago;
M. Bartholdi said that the time before the
opening of the fair was so short that he had
abandoned his intention to offer an exhibit
An artist, he said, cannot work under press
ure. There is much that is really injurious
in the progress of the fine arts in the United
States in the favorite American passion to
do things quickly. A great international
fair should grow slowly and carefully if it
is to be a grand'artistic success. To the ra
pidity with which tne preparations for the
exhibition ot 1893 must be made utust be
cieciited tbe weakest side of the undertak
ing namely, being crude.
M. Bartholdi is at. present engaged in
giving the finishing touches upon a group,
heroic in size, which is to be presented by
Joseph Pulitzer to the city of Paris. The
group represents Washington and Lafayette
grasping hands, General. Lafayette holding
in his disengaged hand the entwined ban
ners of France and of the United States.
The group will be cast in bronze, and will
be erected on a site to be hereafter selected.
Eyraud Most Die.
Paeis, Jan. 31. The Committee of Par
dons has decided against tbe commutation
o! the sentence of death passed upon Michael
Eyraud. the murderer of M. Gouffe.
THREE VICTIMS OF THE RAIL.
Timothy Hockley's Remains Identified, and
Frank Gray's Body Sent Home.
The body of the man killed at Cbartiers
yesterday by being struck by a shifting en
gine was identified last night as that of
Timothy JJdckley, 70 years old and a resi
dent ot New Castle. The remains were
identified by a daughter, named Mrs. Ellen
Hart, of Chartiers, whose borne the deceased
had been visiting. He was on his way to
Woods' Run to visit some friends when his
Frank Gray, 23 years old, who was in
jured in the Panhandle wreck at Sheridan
station on Friday, died yesterday afternoon
at tbe West Penn Hospital. The deceased
was married and lived at Dennisou, O. The
remains were taken charge of by his wife,
and will be shipped to Zanesville, O., far
William Braithwait died at the West
Penn Hospital shortly belore 9 o'clock last
light He was internally injured and suf
fered a fracture of the sknll Friday even
ing by attempting, it is treunjed, to jump
in a freight train at Edgewater, on the Al
legheny Valley Railroad. The deceased
was 18 years of age and resided with bis
parents at Hulton. An inquest will be held
bcotch-Irlsh to Meet In Louisville.
Nashville, Jan. 3L It is juit given
out by Colonel Wright, of the Scotch-Irish
Society of America, that in response to an
invitation from the Board of Trade, Com
mercial Club and citizens or Louisville, the
meeting of tbe Scotch-Irish Congress will be
held in that city May 14, 15 and 16.
At the Cash Store.
45-inch hemstitched flouncing, embroid
eries, white or black, from 35c up, Hun
a reds of new designs in embroideries from 2o
a vard up, at tbe Cash Store.
TronsTnyTrfS , V2S Federal street
DOWN IN" THE DEPTHS.
IContinued from first page.
to within the "dip," and Inspector Jenkins
went, ahead to test the air for gas. That
such was present was plainly discernable
to the sense of smell, and more or less cau
tion was used in pursuing a sinuous course
through the butts, rooms and flats which
abounded in this fatal section of the mine.
Occasionally a call for the strictest silence
would be made as the Inspector listened to
tbe crackling of the ceiling and tried for any
inpouring of gas. At the entry to one flat
'the fire bosses dates of inspection for 11
days, marked in chalk on a sill, were
visible. A committeeman examined
the . character of the figures, and
could not bring himself to believe
that the date of the 27th the day of
the accident had been made by the hand that
marked the others. There "was a decided
dissimilarity in the figures, and the "27"
looked much fresher than the others.
Only here and there could a ''27" he seen,
and it was observable that where the mark
should have been it most decidedly was
Where the Explosion Was.
In the third flat a pool of blood was found,
and from it a broken oil can, cap and pen
knife were picked up as relics of the poor
fellow who had perished there. Finally the
actual place of the explosion was reached
and located. This was in the third flat. Mr.
Mullin scraped a few ounces of dust from
the charred coal from the corner of the third
butt on the third flat, and carried it away
for analtzation. In the second butt on tbe
third flat the posts supporting the roofs
were plainly seen to be charred, and all
around this immediate section were similar
evidences of the gas having been fired.
An incident, which is given for what it is
worth, occurred just as the party were pro
ceeding toward this place. Superintendent
Keighley was leading, and on reaching a
flat, turned down another.
"What is up there?" inquired a commit
"Only some headings that have not been
worked for some time. Tbe fire did not ex
tend there, and it is only waste of time to
go through it"
The party halted and were abont turning
aside, when three or four of the committee,
on second thought, decided to go on and see
for themselves, tbe others remaining. They
were gone for a considerable time, when the'
superintendent and others', becoming tired of
waiting, followed." As The DisPATcn re
porter overtook a committeeman, the latter
took him aside and said:
"I wonder what reason Keighley had for
trying to mislead us? You neard what
lie said about abandoned wordings?
Why, here is where the men
were killed," and the legislator
pointed out tbe charred coal at the angles of
the passages. In the rooms of the "dip"
much criticism was made of the distance be
tween the posts supporting the roof, and the
width of the rooms, and again of the thick
ness of the ribs.
"Where there is a distance between sup
ports there is danger of the roof crack
ing." said a committeeman. "Crack
ing mav be followed by a fall of
slate, holding a vein of gas. When that
gas enters it may be dissipated to a degree
by the currents of air, but, again, it may flow
to a corner, or accumulate in a bratticed pas
sage. Well, the result is that the miner's
naked light comes in contact with it and
Every Point Examined.
As the investigation proceeded the falls of
slate became more frequent and at one pass
age it was deemed advisable to turn aside, i
The visitors paid attention to every point;
testing the roots, and examining the floors;
the latter more especially in wide places,
"because" it was explained, 'the great
weight overhead has a tendency to compress
tbe ribs, which, yielding, do so by encroach
ing on the floor, and causing upheavals. In
one or two places I have seen evidence of
ribs bearing heavily on the floor space."
From time to time the spots where the
men had perished were indicate"!. Here
four hardy men met their doom; at this cor
ner Duncan was picked up; and so on, was
the mournful tale related. In this manner
for two hours and a half did tbe party in
vestigate for themselves into the cause of
the disaster, and satisfied themselves as to
how it was brought about Concerning this
very vital point what lollows is said to be
the result of to-day's inquiries.
"There was gas in the mine, and it was
known to be there previous to the accident
"Safety lamps were not used because naked
lights were in vogne in the district
"The committeemen seemed satisfied that
the mine was handled carelessly; that the
presence of gas was sufficiently clear to war
rant the use of safety lamps, and the mine
practice might be improved upon."
The committee's car was hitched onto a
local train at 3:11 o'clock and drawn to
Greensburg, -where the party will remain
Inspector Jenkins' Opinion.
In reply to a number of questions, In
spector Jenkins made the following state
ment to your correspondent:
"Gas is always present in mines which are
below water level, as are those in this par
ticular section. Whether it can be guarded
against depends on how the mine is bandied.
It finds its way in through veins in the
slate, and, when falls occur, they are just
as liable as not to leave bare some
vein of gas. There is'always more or less
danger in mining, and in very few cases
does a miner enter a mine without taking,
to n great extent, his life in his hand. Ii
he is experienced and careful he may avoid
firing gas which has not reached sufficient
volumes as to become dangerous, but the
average miner is not careful. That is,
he has become so accustomed to his life that
he minimizes all chances of danger, and is
apt to get off his guard."
"You give it as your opinion, then, that
there was gas in this mine before the day of
"You think that safety lamps should have
"I think that had safety lamps been used
that the accident now being investigated
would not have happened.
"Miners prefer naked lights, bat that's no
reason why they should use them. I think
those lamps should have been used."
The committee will arrive here on Mon
day morning from Greensburg, and take
evidence. Afterward tbe investigation will
be continued at Greensburg, and may occupy
a couple of days. Peter Wise and James
McBride were here this afternoon. Father
Lambing was also pretent, as was Father
Smiziel. Father Lambing says that some
eight or ten of the widows are in the old
country, leaving not more than a do-en or
so rendered destitute by the disaster. The
orphans will number about 23.
F. J. Kelly.
A BLIZZARD IN THE NORTHWEST.
A British-American Cold Wave Invades
Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Sir. Paul, Minn., Jan. 31. The cold
wave that was predicted last night, is ma
terializing, and there is every indication
that there will be a decided fall in the tem
perature by to-morrow morning. The area
of high barometer and a cold wave has made
rapid iugress from North British America
to Northern Minnesota, North Dakota and
Montana, and this morning the temperature
ranges from zero to 20 below over all of
It is snowing in portions of Montana.
South Dakota and North Dakota. The
wind is blowing at the rate of from 20 to 30
miles an hour at some stations, especially in
An Unusual Offer.
46-inch all wool cashmere at 45c, at the
Cash Store. Thobnton BeOS.,
128 Federal street
See What Ion Think of Them.
Ladies, we will add to onr black goods
stock this week two new bargains in black
goods one a 46-inch all-wool Henrietta at
79c, the other a heavy black silk warp at
SI 25; 11 25 and $2 00 are the identical
prices on them elsewhere. Henriettas Horn
49c up. The largest line of black goods at
tbe Cash Store. Thobsxox Bbos..
FIGHT FOR SPEAKER.
Democrats Deny Forcing an Extra
Session Becanse of It.
TH-E' TALK OF THE LEADEKS.
Crisp Appears to Have the Call at Present
in tbe Struggle.
AT0 XOfiTHEEN MAN HAS BEEN NAMED
FROM A STATT COEKESFONDENT.
Washington, Jan. 31. Senator Aid
rich returned to the city this morning, and
was in his seat in the Senate to-day. He
will at once take in hand the arrangement
of an order of business, which will virtually
decide the legislation that will be enacted
during the remainder of the session. When
asked if this order would include the
closure rule or the elections bill, he replied
that he supposed if Seuator Cameron came
aronnd and earnestly requested that the
elections bill be taken up to give him a
cbance to square himself with the republi
cans of Pennsyvania, Republican Senators
would doubtless be inclined to oblige him,
but be thought this would be about the
only contingency in which the bill would be
revived. If that be true, then the elections
bill is dead beyond resurrection.
It is probably due to the dearth of exist
ing news, following the demise of the clos
ure and elections measures, that extra session
talk is revived. Some usually shrewd ob
servers are of the opinion that there will yet
be an extra session. They claim that a
number of Democrats in the House are
quietly working to bring about an extra
Secret or the Project.
Up to this time the chief movers in this
project have been able to cloak their real
purpose under the assertion that they did
not propose to allow the transaction of any
business in the House until the force bill
was dead beyond resurrection. Now, how
ever, this excuse is no longer valid, and
if the filibustering continues, as it is likely
to do unless the present policy ot a few is
changed, its real intent and purpose will
have to be disclosed.
Tbe extra session is being maneuvered in
the interest of Southern candidates for the
Speakership in general and one or two in
particular. The object to be attained is the
immediate precipitation of tbe Speakership
contest Within the past few weeks a senti
ment has developed against the occupation
of the Speaker,' s chair by a Southern Demo
crat, and the Southern candidates are fear
ful that this leeling will develop and ma
ture it the election is postponed until next
December. Many Northern Democrats,
members-elect of the next Hojise, who have
come to Washington recently, have not hes
itated to say that 'they would not be able to
explain to their constituents any vote they
might cast for a Southern man, no matter
how satisfied they might be of his ability
to fill tbe position, or however much they
might rely on bis conservatism or patriot
ism. No Northern Candidate Named.
Many of these members-elect had to meet
oa tbe stump expressions of fear that South
ern Democrats would cobtrol the next Con
gress, and they feel that they cannot add
weight to this expression by voting for a
Southern man. This is rather .doubtful,
however, in view of the fact that Carlisle, a
Southern man, held the Speaker's chair
during two Congresses.
As matters look now, no Northern man
will be in the race for the Speakership, and
the argument that it would be bad policy to
choose a Southern man is sprung solely be
cause Northern candidates for the Speaker
ship, such as Springer and Bynum, see that
the whole drift of the contest is in favor of
the choice of a Southern candidate.
At this time jit is safe to say that Judge. J
unap, ui vxcuria, u iwu-iuirua oi me
Democratic strength of tbe House in his
favor. Mills wonld probably be equally
strong with Crisp, but his recent and fre
quent disgraceful conduct on the floor of
the House in his wild and intemperate as
saults on Speaker Heed have shown his
party that he would be a dangerous man
to place in the chair.
Crisp Has the Call.
Judge Crisp is cool, judicial, dignified.
Always a gentlemacMn bis method of pre
siding, he is almost the counterpart of Car
lisle, consequently his candidacy is exceed
ingly popular with the Republicans and
with all Democrats who desire to' have the
chair filled by one who will 'do credit to
The Judge is certainly the favorite can
didate of the newspaper correspondents.
For a few days past Mr. Barrett, the cor
respondent of the Atlanta Constitution, has
been 'polling the correspondents on the
Speakership question, and Judge Crisp came
out with a lull two-thirds majority.
If all the Republicans and a majority of
the Democrats have power to prevent it,
Congress will not meet in extra session.
Whether this combined power will be e
fective in view of the fact that the appro
priation bills can be sufficiently delayed
without any apparent filibustering, is now
an open question. One thing is, however,
certain: If there is no extra session, the
Speakership contest will be practically
settled during the summer months by cor
respondence and personal visits, and the
preliminary caucus next December will be
merely a formal affair.
Democrats Deny the Report.
The Democratic leaders, of course, all
deny the existence of an effort on the part
of certain Democrats in the House to force
an extra session, in the interest of a South
ern man for Speaker. Congressman Crain,
of Texas, who is a warm supporter of his
colleague, Mr. Mills, for the "Speakership,
said this afternoon: "There is not a single
bit of evidence, so far as I can see, that the
Democrats will fight the battle 'of the
Speakership on sectional issues. In fact, I
know absolutely that no such question will
The Hon. Joseph E. Washington, the
young statesman from Tennessee, will take
a very active part in the contest for Speaker.
He is for McMillen, of his State. He said:
"The man chosen to succeed Thomas
Brackett Reed will be selected on'occouutof
his ability to preside over the deliberations
of the next House, not because he is a
Northerner or Southerner. If there should
be any disposition on tbe part of the Dem
ocratic party to go into the sectional busi
ness, I would proposes to call in George
Frisbie Hoar aud ask him to lead us.
Speaking seriously, however, there is no
truth in that story.- I have talked with
about 60 members-elect, and have yet to
hear one word from any of, them regarding
the selection of a man because he happens
to live in a certain section of country."
Some More Strong Denials.
Roswell P. Flower: "I thought the war
The Hon. Levi P. Maisb: "Oh, dear, we
are not going to have a sectional fight oyer
the Speakership. We are going to have a
love-feast and the best man will wiu the
Roger Q. Mills: "The Democrats have
too much at stake to raise the sectional cry.
When our caucus meets it will get right
down to business aud select the man whom
it regards as tbe best man to preside over
Judge Chlpman, of Michigan: "Never
heard a word that the Democrats of this
Congress were engaged in a conspiraey to
prevent thetransactlon of the public busi
ness on account of the Speakership of tbe
Fifty-second Congress., In fact, I am pre
pared to say that someone is dallying with
the truth." Liohtneb.
A CABLE TO HONOLULU.
Soundings May Be Made to Test Its Practl-
Washington, Jan. 31. Senator Dtfiph
today reported favorably from th'u "Naval
Committes, an amendment proposed to the
naval appropriation bill providing $50,000
to enable the President to cause soundings
to be made between San Francisco and Hon
olulu, to determine the practicability of
laying a cable between those points.
Mr. Edmunds also gave notice of an
amendment to the diplomatic appropriation
bill to enable the President to make en
gagements for telegraphic communication
between tbe United States and the Hawaiian
Islands for a period not less than 14 years,
and appropriating 53,000,000 thereto not
more than $250,000 to be expended in any
MOVING RABIDLY ON.
THAT GEEAT PB01ESTABT UNIVERSITY
. IS HOW ASSURED.
The Project Is Meeting; With Solid Success
in' the Shape of Subscriptions Fifty
Thousand Dollars Has Almost Been
Secured for a Site.
trnou a stavt cobkesfoxdext.i
Washington, Jan. 31. Though some
.months have elapsed since any public stir
was made in regard to the great Protestant
University initiated by leading divines of
the Methodist Church, to be built in this
city as a counter educational opportunity to
the new Catholic University, the work of
raising money to pay for the site has been
going steadily on. The project is meeting
with a cordial reception in all quarters, and
under the enthusiastic management of
Bishop Hurst is growing daily in the direc
tion of succcessful accomplishment It is
understood that the fund of $50,000 for the
payment of the site at Wesley Heights is
within a few thousand dollars of comple
tion. Raising the money for the erection of the
extensive Buildings and for the endowment
of the university will be the next work of
the managers of the great undertaking. It
is believed by those who are in position to
knowthat ample funds will be forthcoming
for this purpose in due time. The enter
prise is moving forward in a business way
and is enlisting the capital and cordial com
mendation of educators aud moneved men
in various parts of the country, and cer
tainly not many years will pass before the
Methodist University at the National Cap
ital is a solid reality.
The Georgetown and Tenleytown Electric
Railroad now passes the site of the univer
sity, and prominent and wealthy gentlemen
connected with church circles are investing
in surrounding property and erecting resi
dences tor themselves and for sale. .C. C.
Glover, a wealthy owner of real estate, is
about to erect a country residence there,
which will cost upward uf $25,000, and a
fashionable riding club, the Dumblane, is
about to erect a $60,000 clubhouse.
THEY ALL DENY IT.
Nothing Startling; in the Silver Pool Inquiry
Washington, Jan. 31. John W.Heden
berg, the Chicago real estate man, whose
name has been connected with speculation
in silver, testified that he had no knowledge
of any Congressman or Government officer
being engaged in silver speculation in any
form. He bad talked with numbers of Con
gressmen on the general subject of silver,
but never with any view of inducing them
Congressman Payson, of Illinois, then
went on the stand. He said that he had
known Mr. Hedenberg since early boyhood.
He had never been "approached" by Mr.
Hedenberg, but had simply talked to him
about silver legislation generally. Congress
man Perkins.ol Kansas,appearei as a witness
and made a general and specific denial of
the published intimation, and charge that
he had any information regarding the al
leged silver pool, and 'also that he had in
fluenced the Speaker in regard to tbe ap
pointment of. Mr. Peel as -a member of the
'The committee to-day received a mes
sage from tbe special deputy sent after
Owenby, stating that he had taken Owenby
into custody, and would have him here
LEFT TO ITS FATE.
The Force Bill Has at Last Been Entirely
Washington, Jau. 31. It can be stated
with positiveness that the managers of the
elections bill have finally decided to aban
don the measure in the interest of important
public business remaining to he acted upon.
This decision has been, communicated to the
Eulogies for Lewis Watson.
Washington, Jan. 31. Public
business being suspended, the House
to-day proceeded to pay tribute to
the memory of the late Lewis Watson, of
Pennsylvania, and after eulogistic ad
dresses, the House adjourned.
Cameron's Credentials Filed.
Washington, January 31. The Vice
President laid before the Senate to-day the
credentials of Mr. Cameron for his new term,
commencing on March 4, " and they
were placed on file.
laid on the Table.
Washington, Jan. 31. In the Senate
to-day Mr. Quay presented resolutions of
the Pennsylvania Legislature inlavorof
the Federal elections bill, which were read
aud laid on the table.
Army Appropriation Bill Passed.
'Washington, Jan. 31. The army ap
propriation bill was taken up in the Senate
to-day, and after some little discussion was
TBAVEL IN RUSSIA.
Why Bound Trip Bailroad Tickets Are
Never Sold There.
There was a meeting of representative
railroad men and steamship managers in St
Petersburg to discuss tbe feasibility of in
traducing "round trip" tickets in the
interior of Russia, says an Eastern exchange.
Such tickets would be of great benefit to
those who have business in the Volga dis
trict and make short'trips from one city to
another by the steamers on that river, and
also to excursionists along the railroad lines.
But this measure is discountenanced by the
A present there is an officer stationed by
every ticket office who may examine the
passports of the travelers, without whose
permission no ticket can be sold. But, if
round trip tickets should be issued, tne
holder ot a return ticket to anv place may
sell it to another person, and" the police
would be unable to keep its eye on the
Proof of a Grave Charge.
Wickles Well. I've le't old Bouncer.
Wickles Yes, I couldn't work for him
anv longer. I found out he was an incen
diary. Ticks An incendjaryl That's a very
Wickles I know it, but I can prove it.
Wickles He has jnit fired me.
Only a Question of Time, s
New York Ban.:
Blushing Bride I want to get a present
for my husband, but I hardly know what
Clerk Why not get one of these nice silk
mufflers, to wear evenings?
Bride Oh, dear, no; my husband never
goes'out nights, n
Clerk Well, yon might get it for next
A LITTLE TOO TALL.
Three Inches in His . Stature Saves
Tanbeneck Great Trouble.
CONVICT ROGERS WAS SHORTER,
Bat tbe Two lien Eesemble Each Other
Enough, to Fnzzle Witnesses.
PRISON OFFICIALS HOT SATISFIED
fPECIAI, TSUEQBAM TO TBS DItrATOB.l
Columbus, Jan. 31. The special com
mittee of the Illinois Legislature appointed
to investigate the charges against Member
Tanbeneck, arrived in this city to-day and
at once proceeded to the State Prison, where
they inaugurated their work. The commit
tee was accompanied by Taubeneck.
It was charged by certain parties whom it
is difficult to locate that he had served a
term in the Ohio Penitentiary under the
name of W. H.,.Rogers, who was sent from
Wayne county in 1885 for forgery, and was
paroled in 1886. Taubeneck seemed anxious
to have a thorough inquiry made.and lent all
the assistance he could. He was taken
to the Warden's office, where the official
records were examined as to the description
of Rogers, when he arrived at the prison,
and these answered very well to the descrip
tion of Taubeneck, with the exception that
Rogers meesured 5 feet 9 inches when he
arrived at the prison, and Taubeneck was
measured and found to be 6 feet and 1 inch
in his boots. He is full 6 without foot wear.
This is the strongest point made in his favor
in tbe examination.
A Very Closo Resemblance.
A number of officials and employes who
were at the prison in 1886, when Rogers war
there, and who were engaged with him in
the same shop, were called for the purpose
of identification. Two were examined, who
stated positively that Taubeneck could not
be the man. R. M. Rownd, who was resi
dent manager of tbe penitentiary in 1886,
and who was well acquainted with Rocers.
said on first sight that there could be .no
mistake about Taubeneck and Rogers being
one and the same person. After a close ex
amination, however, he said that while the
two men possessed a great many features in
common, he wonld not like to state positively
that Taubeneck was Rogers. ' In height,
complexion, color of the hair and some
other points, he thought the similarity ran
P. P. Donahue, who was foreman in the
shop where Rogers worked, explained that
there were a great many features of the two
men in common. At first he thought he
could not be mistaken, but he finally con
cluded he would not like to state for a cer
tainty that Taubeneck and 'Rogers were the
Convicts Were Not Heard.
The committee refused to accept the state
ments of, or identification by, convicts, two
or three of whom said they conld identify
Rogers on sight, as they had worked and
been intimate with him. While they were
not averse to 'accepting the testimony of
convicts as a committee, and weighing it
for what it was worth, they thought it
hardly the proper information to put before
the public at large through tbe press. No
convicts were called.
The committee took a copy of tbe records
and will make a report to the Illinois Legis
lature next Wednesday. An interview with
each member of the committee leaves no
doubt as to what their report will be. They
' do not believe there has been any evidence
produced to indicate Taubeneck and Rogers
were the same person. The prison officials
hold to the theory that Taubeneck is tbe
man wanted in Ohio for violation of parole,
and it is altogether likely there will be
further proceedings in the case. A portion
of the committee returned this afternoon,
and Taubeneck will remain till to-morrow.
Taubeneck-declared the whole trouble grew
out of a personal matter between himself
and the editor of the paper in his county.
Those present seemed nuanimons in his
CAN PROVE AN ALIBI.
A Youngstown Man Says He Knows Tauben
eck Was Not In Prison.
riCIAI, TEI.IOBAM TO TH DIS'ATCIt.l
Youngstown, Jan. 31. J. B. Sbrier,
engaged in the clothing business here, lived
for ten years at Marshall, III., and is per
sonally acquainted with H. F. Taubeneck,
the Alliance Representative in the Illinois
Legislature. Sbrier said this afternoon: "I
am satisfied that TaubenecE never served a
term in the penitentiary under the name of
Rogers. I saw Taubeneck almost daily
from 18S0 to 1S90, and as Rogers was
paroled in 1886 it could not be the same
P. P. Lau;hlin, residing here, states that
the mother of Rogers is now and has been a
resident or Ohio, hut he declines to disclose
CLASH OF AUTHORITY.
INTERESTIHG CASE GE0WI5G OUT OF A
The United States and the State of Missis
sippi in a Legal .Fight An Attempt to
See Which Is the Bigger of the Two.
Memphis, Jan, 31. The question
whether1 the State of Mississippi is a bigger
concern than tbe United States of America,
is about to be determined in the case of
Deputy- United States Marshal Clem Lee,
who was arrested at Corinth, Miss., on the
20th of December last for carrying a pistol.
At the time of his arrest Lee was in pursuit
of a man for whom he had a warrant, and he
had several other warrants in his possession
which had been given him to serve on the
trip. When brought before the Mayor, Lee
pleaded his commission as an officer of the
United States. He did not have bis com
mission with him, but showed one of the
warrants to establish his right to go armed.
He claims that the Mayor asked him if he
did not have other warrants, and made him
Sroduce them. One of them was for the
lavor's nephew. The Mayor refmed to
recognize Lee's authority and fined him $25,
and be, declining to p'av the amount, was
put in jail. He applied to the Circuit
Court, but was again deleated and fined $60
and costs. He then swore ont a writ of
habeas corpus In the United States District
Court for tbe Northern District of Missis
sippi, which will be heard next Monday at
The particular ground of the Circuit
Court's decision was that Lee was arrested
four hours after he had abandoned tbe pur
suit of the prisoner be jras especially
charged to arrest, and was therefore amena
ble to the State law. The Federal Court
officials claim that the State authorities
have no authority whatever over an officer
of the United States under such circum
stances, and they will fight tbe case to the
A similar case came up in this city ten
years ago, when a Deputy United States
Marshal from, Mississippi was arrested and
fined for carrying a pistol. He was re
leased on bond on a writ of habeas corpus
issued from the United States Court The
city anthorities let the case drop and it died
of inanition. The Federal authorities con
tend that if the ruling or the Mississippi
Court in regard to Lee is allowed to stand it
will be impossible for them to execute any
criminal process in the State.
FRIGHTENED N0BTHWESTEBK SETTLERS.
Fearing an Indian Attack, They Are Fleeing
From Their Homes.
Akotle, Minn., Jan. 31. Several fam
ilici from the Boiieau, country patted
through, and reported that their, neighbore
are leaving their homes from fear of Indian
There may be no real danger, bat steps
should be taken to allay tbe fears of the set
tlers, for they are leaving their stock, and
will become a burden upon this section. A
fearful storm Is raging here, and many
poorly clad refugees may perish in the snow.
DIAMONDS OF THE DEAD.
A STORY OF JEWELRY LOST IN THE
The Daughter ofa Prominent Citizen Wear
ing Sparklers Meyond Her Station Causes
a Sensation A Detective Gets Into the
Tounc Lady's Confidence. .
Boston, Jan. 31. An air of mystery
has dropped over Quincy. For weeks past
the residents of that city have been rolling
nnder their tongues a choice morsel 'of gos
sip about one of their citizsns that vividly
recalls tbe day of the Quincy disaster on
the Old Colony Railroad last summer. On
that day it was whispered about that mnch
jewelry belonging to passengers on tbe ill
fated train was missing, and it was even
stated that some of the jewelry consisted of
diamonds. From that time on tbe story
gained widespread circulation, until to
day it is in everybody's month, not only in
Quincy, but in the neighboring towns.
The story of the alleged stolen jewelry as
retailed to-day is that since the time of the
accident the daughter of a well-known
Quincy man has be:n seen wearing dia
monds! Tbe story gains a decidedly
romantic flavor, as it goes on to state that a
young and good-looking private detective
hired by the railroad, bad been living in
Qaincy near to tbe home of the young lady
and that he deliberately formed tbe young
lady's acquaintance for the purpose of
making an investigation.
He escorted her to various entertainments,
so the rumor had it, and finally he invited
her to a ball in Boston. The detective was
said to have finally succeeded in gettinginto
his hand a ring, inside of which he found
marked the letter F. As these alleged
stolen diamonds were said to have been the
property of the Fenley fumilyof Louisville,
nearly all of whom lost tbeir lives, the
marked letter was sufficient evidence to con
firm the detective's suspicions, and he forced
a surrender of the jewels. '
It would be unfair to mention the names
of tbe parties at whom tbe gossip is directed,
as the rumor that the father of the young
lady is under bonds is denied by the Dis
NEVER MET A CONFIDENCE KAN.
A Western Citizen Thinks He Enconnters
One, hat Is Mistaken.
At the Fifth Avenue Hotel the other day
a party of gentlemen were talking about
tbeir experiences with confidence men, when
Colonel C. A. Broadwater, the Montana
millionaire, remarked with a laugh that he
had tried for years to meet one, and that
when he thought he had succeeded, found
he was fooled, savs the New York Press. He
told his experience, which wasludicrous. He
looks enough like James G-Breslin, of the
Gilsey Honse, to be Breslin's brother. When
he lets his goatee grow to the same length as
Breslin's their facial expressions become so
much alike that they might be mistaken fqr
twins. Colonel Broadwater was sitting in the
Fifth Avenue Hotel one day, several years
ago, when a half seedy, half respectable
stranger with a bad breath dropped down
alongside of him and addressed him in this
familiar manner :
"Hello, Jim; bow are you? It's a? fine
day, isn't it? When are you coming up the
Tbe Colonel had often read of confidence
men approaching tbeir victims in this man
ner to get them to. tell their names and
then report to a confederate, and he had
been wishing for years that a confidence
man would tackle him, so he might see the
operation for himself. He thought his time
had come and he replied cautiously, 'expect
ing every minute that he would be asked
his name in one way or another. Finally
the conversation turned to a point where
this encounter took place:
"Well, I say, Breslin, that was a "
"I beg your pardon, but my name is not
Breslin it's Broadwater."
The stranger slewed around until he
looked the Colonel square in the face and
"Why, so it is, and I mistook you for
Jim Breslin. Why, Broad, don't you re
member me, Jim Mabbitt?"
Tbe Colonel concluded his experience as
follows: "Aud hang me if it wasn't Jim
Mabbitt, who used to be in the diggings in
Montana with me in tbe early days, and he
had made a clear case of mistaken identity.
Mabbitt was in tbe hotel business in
Poughkeepsin then, but has since died, I
Bnttner and Hughes, the bogus divorce law
yers, of New York, who may hive done incal
culable barm by sending to tbeir clients forged
decrees of divorce, have been sent to the pen
itentiary for seven and live years respectively.
As they were lawyers, they could not have
been Ignorant ot the complications liable to re
sult from remarriages by their victims, who
tbns inadvertently committed bigamy, their
supposed divorce papers being altogether
Senator Toorheea' Mother Bead.
Veedebsbubo, Ind., Jan. 31. The
mother of Senator Daniel W. Voorhees died
to-day, aged 89. ,
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J ROBBED IN DAYLIGHT.
A Homestead Jewelry Store Entered
Yesterday Afternoon, and
WATCHES ASD DIAMONDS STOLEN.
It Was a Well-rianned and Well-Executed
Piece of Work
THBTHIKVES LEFT SO CLEW TO WOfiEOX
A well-planned and well-executed rob
bery occurred in broad daylight on the
busiest street at Homestead, late yesterday
afternoon, the thieves securing $4,000 worth
The jewelry store of John F. Schmitt was
quietly entered and the show cases skinned
out of more than 100 watches, innumerable
diamonds and other valuable jewelry. It
has been the custom of Mr. Schmitt to
lock up his store during the dinner
and supper hours, allowing his goods to
remain in the show windows and cases with
ont any one to look after them while absept.
Yesterday at 5 o'clock the store was closed
as usual, and in 20 minutes the owner re
turned. He was startled to find tbe cases
empty, and passing behind a counter at tha
re.tr ot the room discovered a large square
hole in the floor. The hole bad been bored
and sawed out very neatly.
An immediate alarm was given, but no
traces of the bold robbers could be found,
except that in tbe cellar and on tbe way to
the door a dozen or so of watches had been
dropued by the robbers in their evident
haste to get away.
Mr. Schmitt occupies only the front room,
tenants living above and in the rear. As
outside cellar door opens on a back porch,
through which the robber 'gained entrance.
2ione of the persons about the house saw
any one whom they conld imagine had a
hand in the robbery.
It is generally thought that more than one
person was interested, and that the robbery
had been deliberately planned. The store
is one recently fitted up and contains a pro
fuse display of all kinds of jewelry. Mr.
Scnmitt a few months ago retired lrom tbe
Homestead Hotel, where he held license :or
several years, and is quite wealthy and pop
ular in tbe borough. The loss he has sus
tained amounts to over $4,000.
Mr. Schmitt relates the 'following story:
"I was never so much surprised in my life,
as my fortune has left me very suddenly.
.My loss is hard to estimate, but very large.
Two watches I bad sold, and was to deliver
to-night, were left untouched. The rascals
understood tbeir business, and took nothing;
but solid ware. Some of the jewelry, not of
much value, was found at tbe Pemickey
depot. Very luckily for me, nearly all my
diamonds were iu the safe, where they were)
GONE TO FLOEIDA.
Patrick Toley, Tired of the Weather, leaves
for the South
Patrick Foley, accompanied by his wife.
two daughters, MlssFarrell, his cousin, and
a young grandchild started for Jacksonville, '
Fla., last evening. The Democratic leader
said as long as this kind of weather con
tinued he would stay in the South. He bad
but one regret, and that was that the most
influential Irishman in Jacksonville was a
Republican State Senator. He had no ob
jection to him personally, but he was dead
set against his politics.
Jury Commissioner Jiles wanted to know
if he wouldn't return in time to celebrate
St. Patrick's Day here, but he thought ha
could observe the day as well with hif
countrymen in Florida. '
SHALL ECEAFS OF LOCAL NEWS.
By agreement of tbe attorneys in the many
Sunday worldly employment cases against Gil
lesple liros., the judgment of Alderman Belt
was reversed yesterday in accordance with,
Judge Stowe's recent opinion in tbe test case.
Sajmuel Hakpek and Henry C. Bankerd,
present Incumbents, are candidates for re-election
as School Directors in the Thirty-sixth
ward. As they have no opposition so lar, their
success i about assured.
Frank Lemox, the Insurance man, desires
tbe world at large to understand that he Is not
connected with tbe bunko man of the same
name, whose exploits were related in yester
The Pittsburg Secnlar Society last evening
passed appropriate resolutions on the death of'
Charles Bradlaugb, tbe freethinker and British
Majue Goslixe and Maud Rosenbaum are
the two pnpils of the Grant school who stand
nrst for the month of January.
The residence of James Kerr, at Bollevne,
was destroyed by Are early yesterday morning.
The loss is about 3.000.
THE RIVER IS RISING.
It Is Now Fifteen Feet Above ow Water
The river rose very rapidly for a little whilo
yesterday, though for a couple of hoars in the)
morning it. was on the fall. At3 o'clock it
registered a-little more than 15 feet. It is not
expected te go very much higher, thongh it may
possibly reach 2U feet.
The Congo was In and out yesterday for Cin
cinnati with a good trip both ways. She
brought in about 1,000 barrels ot molasses and.
The Scotia will be in from Cincinnati to-day
and go out to-morrow. .
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