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TBJZ ARGUS. SATURDAY MAKGH,
REED AT A FEAST.
The Ex-Speaker Talks Politics
to New Yorkers.
DEPEW MAKES FUN EOS THE DUTIES
NtwU1ir4dlnfc the Fact That He la
Coder 25,000 Bond, in a Criminal
Case Big Railway Men Held to Bail
for the Tunnel Disaster A Lawyer
Who Wa Capable of Itlahing A Case
of Skin Grafting Panu's Disastrous
exhibition of Marksmanship.
New York. March 7. A dinner was
given by the Federal club at Delmonico's
last night in honor of Hon. W. P. Ar
noux. Covers were laid for 150. Chaun
eey M. Depew presided, and the speakers
were Thomas B. Reed, Henry Cabot
Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, Gen. Stewart
L. Woodford, and ex-Judge Arnoax.
Maj. McKinley was kept away by the ill
ness of his wife. Letters were also re
ceived from Secretaries Blaine, Proctor,
Xoble and Tracy, Vice President Mortou
and Postmaster General Wanamaker. Be
fore the gentlemen sat down to dinner
a reception was given in the parlors to
Hon. Thomas B. Reed, of Maine. Ex
Speaker Reed was the first speaker.
Good Friends and Advertising.
He said: "I trust that I appreciate as
much as any other man the advantage of
having good friends. Half the struggle
of life is to get a hearing. Advertisement
Is tho absolute prerequisite to the sale of
goods, and your best advertisers are your
enemies. Your friends some times go to
sleep; yonr enemies never do. The gen
eral public do not pay much attention to
the advertisement, but proceed toexamine
the goods. The Fifty-first congress
has been extensively advertised, bat the
public will soon proceed to examine what
has been done. Whenever this country
awakes to the fact that the doctrine of
human liberty must prevail from one end
to the other, then justice will be done to
the man that enforced an honest count
and an honest law.
A Challenge to the World.
"I will challenge the world to point to
the equal of the Fifty-first congress for
the great good it has done. We have done
more than pass great measures. We have
shown to the people of this country that it
is possible to have responsible govern
meat. This country to-day, with its 60,
000,000 of people, cannot be governed as
when it had 3,000,000. Our government
has got to be the growth of the necessities
of the people and cannot be adopted from
any other land. What I claim for the
house of representatives is not what it
has done, but what it has rendered possi
ble for all time to be done." Mr. Reed
was heartily applauded at the conclusion
of his speech.
Depew's Characteristic Talk.
When Mr. Depew rose to introduce Mr.
Reed he said: I am here to-night quite
nnexpectedlr. Laughter. Until a mo
ment before I arrived. I thought it would
be impossible for me to come, the coro
ner's jury having held me responsible for
everything that happened on a road of
which I happen to be a director. The cor
oner informed me at a late hour that in
view of the present exigencies of the Re
publican party, if I would give bail in
$25,000 he would risk my presence at this
banquet. Laughter. Mr. Reed said to
me a little while ago that this is the first
time he was ever brought into such close
contact with the criminal classes of this
The Czar and the President.
The gentleman who, in his capacity as
speaker of tho house, enforced the rules,
bronght the body within the limits of the
law, gave it to understand that congress
had met to transact business, and com
piled it to transact its business, is a
'czar.' Applause. The president of the
United States, who has fulfilled the prom
ises containe.i in the platform upon which
he was elected, in the speeches and letters
which he gave to the public, is decorated,
is caricatured, in the comic papers and in
the press as a man of little size in a large
As to the Avoirdupois.
"Well, if avoirdupois and adipose
great laughter are modern elements
of statesmanship, as our Democratic
friends think laughter and applause
judged by that standard, dismissing all
above the shoulders on the best scales in
the country. President Harrison weighs
more than Governor Hill and not so much
as ex-President Cleveland. Laughter.
Hill's Wooing of the Goddess.
Cleveland, who six months ago seemed
the unanimous choice of the Democratic
party, now has the silver spears of the
west and south pointed against his breast.
Governor Hill and Senator Hill wooed the
star-eyed goddess of reform as only a
bachelor can woo; the star-eyed goddess,
throngh her prophet, Watterson, who for
got to put a stamp on it, answered it: 'I
eannot love you, but I will be a sister
to you.'" Laughter.
Kemirka by Other Gentlemen.
Messrs. Roosevelt and Lodge condemned
Governor Hill and eulogized ex-Speaker
Reed and the Fifty-first congress, the for
mer, in the course of his remarks, compli
menting ex-President! Cleveland for his
anti-silver letter. Gen. Woodworth and
ex-Judge Arnonx followed in speeches in
culcating Republican doctrine.
PROMINENT MEN ACCUSED.
Chauncey M. Depew and Other Railway
Officials Held in Bail.
NEW Y0P.K, March 7. President Chaun
cey M. Depew, of the New York Central;
President Clark, of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford, and Director Parke,
of the same road, surrended themselves to
the coroner yesterday afternoon. They
were each held in 135,000 bail. Director
Parke was the first to arrive at the cor
oner's office, fie was accompanied by his
son, who qualified as his bondsman in the
sum of 125,000. While the coroner was
Accepting bail for Mr. Parke, President
Clark came in and surrendered himself.
Frederick P. Tilford, of Park & Tilford,
gave the required bail for Mr. Clark. A
detective from the Central office called on
Depuw about 3 o'clock and requested him
to come down town to tho coroner's office.
He showed no warrant.
A New Experience for Chauncey.
Mr. Depew said he would go down town
in the course of an hour or so. At 4:30
he appeared at the coroner's office and
gave himself up. The arraignment before
the coroner was entirely informal. He
gave bail in $25,000. Cornelius Vander
biltwent on his bond. Arrangements were
made w hereby Directors Hunt and Miller,
who are both aged men, should appear
next Monday. President Clark assured
the coroner that all the officials of the
road would appear in person and give
bonds to-day.. Operators McManus and
Breen were discharged, but Engineer Fow
ler was held tinder $10,000 bail to await
the action of the grand jury.
The Charge Is Pretty Serious.
The case in which these geutlemen are
held to appear is the result of the inquest
pn the tnnneel railway accident Feb. 20,
in which several people lost their lives.
It was proved before the coroner that the
tights and signals were all right, but that
she engineer on the train following the
work train did not see them, owing to the
fog; so the railway directors are held re
sponsible because the engineer's eyesight
was not good enonght to see the signals
under the conditions obtaining that fate
ful day. The charge also includes one for
having a stove on the car in which
the deaths occurred. All the officers and
directors of the road are held responsible,
and some of them live in Connecticut. If
Governor Bulkely saw fit and the direct
ors refused to com? without extradition
proceedings, there might be another chap
ter in the dispute between Hill and Bulke
ly to record.
THE RETORT EMBARRASSING.
A Hoboken Lawyer Obtains More In
formation Than He Wants.
New York, March 7. Lawyer Morris
Bretzfeldt, of Hoboken, a venerable-looking
man, was counsel on one side of a case
which was tried Thursday in the general
sessions court in Jersey City. The case
was one against John Simon for keeping
a disreputable house, and one of the wit
nesses for the prosecution was
Lizzy Belger, a pretty and piq
uant blonde, who said shs was a servant
there, and had made the complaint
against the house because its proprietor
was trying to make her as bad as the
Bough on Lawyer Bretsfeldt.
Bretzfeld was counsel for Simon, and
asked Lizzy: "Yju say the house was
"Well, you ought to know," answered
the witness in her most positive man
ner. "Don't you remember the night
you spent 80 cents trying to get mo
drunk? You wouldn't do that, would
you, if you thought it was a respectable
The lawyer's face grew crimson, and
everybody in the court room laughed.
Judge Li ppincott tried to look shocked,
but there was a merry twinkle in his eye,
while he made efforts to suppress his en
joyment of the venerable lawyer's dis
comfiture. WILL HAVE TO WEAR A WIG.
Successful Skin Grafting on a Woman
Who Was Scalped.
New York, March 7. Mrs. Minnie
Wilck, who lost her scalp in the machin
ery at her husband's factory at Twenty
first street and First avenue the day after
Christmas, is doing well at Belleville hos
pital The operation of skin grafting
from the body of Delia Ryan has proved
entirely successful. Mrs. Wilck will never
have any hair on her head. Miss Ryan
has quite recovered from the effects of the
operation she underwent. She says she
will be ready to submit to an even more
painful ordeal if by so doing she can re
pay some of the many kindnessss she has
rsceived from Mr. and Mrs. Wilck.
Given Three Years to Knjoy nis Joke.
New York, March 7. Frank Panza
went on a spree recently, and daubed his
face with lamp black, lie got a revolver,
and seeing William Eggans sitting on a
barrel outside of 360 Morris street, fired
thres shots at him just to see, as he ex
plained, how close he could craze him and
not hurt him. Panza testified that he was
a dead shot, aud that lie knew he could
shoot a lock of hair from Kgaus' head
without injuring him. The jury con
victed Pai:z i, and Judge Martine sen
tenced him to three years in state prison.
THE ITALIAN POLITZ INSANE.
Another Sensation in tlie Hennessey Mur
der Case at New Orleans.
New Orleans, La., March 7. The Ital
ian Politz, one of the assassins on trial for
the murder of Chief Hennessey, started
another sensation yesterday morning. He
was brought into court attended by a
guard and taken up-stairs separately from
the other accused, whom he fears. When
he was placed in the sheriff's office he be
came violently insane. He beat the air
wildly with his hands, tore his hair,
screamed and cried, and begged for his
mother and wife. Two deputies in charge
of him succeeded in pacifying him for a
few moments, but be finally broke away
from them, and, rushing tc a window in
the second story of the building, tried to
throw himself out.
Thinks He Is Persecuted.
The sash was down, however, and he
was prevented from carrying his design
into execution. In the attempt, however,
he smashed a couple of pnes of glass.
Subsequently the guard over the prisoner
was increased and the man was hand
cuffed, which, however, did not prevent
him from severely Lurting himself. He
said he wanted no lawyer and was being
persecuted because he was a poor "Dago."
The man appears to have lost his miud,
though there are some who believe he is
Made a Dash Jor Liberty.
As considerable doubts regarding his
sanity were expressed it was deemed ad
visable to send for the city phy
sician to make an examination. The
doctor made his examination, and though
he refused to express an opinion, save
to the judge, it is understood that
he thinks Politz is shamming. At
the door of the van, on his way back to
prison, Politz shook off the hold of the
deputies and made a dash for liberty. He
could not make his way through the
crowd, and was recaptured before be got
out of reach.
Governor Winuns (Seriously 111.
Lansing, Mich., March 7. Governor
Winaus is very ill, and has been confined
to his hotel since Wednesday morning.
His physicians and family have insisted
that he was suffering Irom a light attack
of la grippe, but last night it was learned
that his condition is very serious. He has
had hiccoughs for the last two days, and
there is strong reason for fear that this is
due to a trouble which has not fully man
ifested itself, but which is likely to prove
of the most alarming nature.
Later Yesterday nitrate of amyl was
administered to relieve the hiccough. The
treatment was repeated later with grati
fying results. The pntient sank away
away into a quiet sleep aud his symptoms
last evening were more favorable.
Mr. Harsh, of Tiskilwa, UN., who mys
teriously disappeared from Chicago three
weeks ago, is reported to have been seen
on a Michigan Central train a few days
BELL BOY IN LUCK.
He Has a Fortune of $80,000
DISCOVERS A. LONG-LOST MOTHER,
Together with an Alleged Father Whom
the Mother Never Met In Her Life, and
an A ant Whom He Doesn't Remem
berThe Strange Dilemma or Harry
Ferguson at Chicago Claimed as a Son
by Two People Kntire Strangers to
Chicaso, March 7 Recently Harry J.
Ferguson, a bell-boy at the Hotel Bruns
wick in this city, has become heir to a for
tune of 80,000. When about 5 years old
the lad was kidnaped from home, carried
so a strange place, finally put in an orphan
asylum, and from that institution taken
by a Monmouth, Ills., farmer, in whose
family Le remained until a few weeks ago,
when he ran away and came to Chicago.
He had been told by the farmer who
adopted him that his relatives lived in
New York state, and by advertising he
managed to secure word from Lawyer An
drews in Canandaigua, N. Y., who in
formed 1 im that he was co-heir to a for
tune of ? 150,000 left by his aunt to his
father, August J. Ferguson, who, how
ever, had since died.
An Alleged Mother Appears.
But th strangest part of the story was
brought to the attention of Lieut. Kipley
Thursda)- afternoon. Early in the morn
ing a handsome, well dressed woman
walked into the Brunwick hotel on
Michigan avenue and asked for Harry
Ferguson, the bell-boy.
"Why do you want to see him?" she was
UI see by the paper," returned the lady,
"that he lias come to Chicago and that it
has been discovered that he inherits a
large fort une. I am his mother and I am
sure I she 11 know him the moment I see
The lad happened to be in an adjoining
room with a number of other lads at the
time. Tl e mysterious lady was taken be
fore t he g-oup. Almost withont hesita
tion she p eked out young Ferguson as her
The Lad In Some Doubt.
Youug Fergusoa was not at first en
thusiastic over the meeting. He was evi
dently inclined to doubt that the woman
was really his mother. "I seem to remem
ber having seen you somewhere before,"
he replied, when she asked him if
he would not recoguiza her as his
mother. "Your face is strangely fa
miliar, but it doesn't seem to me down in
my heart as if you were mv mother. I
have always thought if I should ever meet
my mothtr there would be something
that would tell me in a moment who she
was." He concluded to consult detectives
before he decided the matter in his own
mind, and two officers were detailed to
work it up.
Mrs. Norton's Narrative.
The mysterious lady who claimed to
have found her long-lost son had given
her address in a stylish quarter on Michi
gan avenui;, and to her house the detec
tives went Clerk Haussman was closet
ed with tl.e lady until a late hour and
got a complete story from her. She told
him that her name was Mrs. Norton, and
that she hid secured a divorce from her
first husband, August J. Ferguson, in
New York state, and had then moved to
Chicago, v here she married Norton, who,
however, his since died. She was positive,
she declared, that young Ferguson was
her son. Clerk Haussman says: "The
woman described certain scars and marks
on the boy's body, and when we came to
examine him they were just as she had
Now Here Comes a Father.
But more surprises were in store for the
bell boy. Ye&t?rday morning his father
appeared not the one who died in New
ork. but John A. D. Ducastel. Mr. Du
castel is n Frenchman. He lives at 497
Wabash avenue, and is foreman of the
carriage fac tory two blocks north of that
number. Harry gave him an audience in
the parlor: "Zat is my boy," said Du
castel. "Ze same boy I lose four yaire ago.
I can not be mistaken, nevaire." The
Frenchman said his boy disappeared from
home four years ago, and he was sure
Harry was his son. Harry was just as
sure he was not.
Also an Aunt.
The third in the procession of relatives
was a woman who claimed to be Harry's
aunt. She, like Mrs. Norton, described
marks on the boy's body and told stories
of his prattling days. She also declared
Mrs. Norton to be Harry's mother. The
boy didn't remember the aunt. He once
more appealed to the detectives and an
other invest cation was started yesterday
afternoon soon after the aunt's visit, and
the boy and officers are now awaiting the
next claimant lor kin ship with a young
ster who has 880,000.
DONE BY A BALKY HOFSE.
He Mops in Front of a Train and Three
Lives Are Lost.
Lima. O., March 7. A terrible accident
occurred at hurkey's crossing, near this
city, last eve uing by which Lyman Hyde,
an old farmer, aud his 23-year-old daugh
tor, Judith, lost their live?, and Emeline,
a Hi-year-oll daughter, was fatally in
jured. The trio were driving near Lima,
and at the point named, which is at the
end of a dce cut and on a curve, at
tempted to cross in front of a freight
train. The I orse balked and the fright
ened occupants of the buggy became too
bewildered to even attempt to save them
selves. L .tix an and Judith were killed
instantly and Emeline had her skull
The Limit of Responsibility.
Casandaic UA, N. Y., March 7. Thurs
day the jury ;n the case of Mrs. Culliane
vs. the James McKcchnie estate returned a
verdict for the plaintiff of $3,700. The ac
tion was brought to recover damages for
the death oi John Cullinane, who was
killed last January by Frank Fish while
the latter was under the influence of
liquor alleged to have been obtained in a
building o u sd by the defendant. A mo
tion for a new trial was denied.
An Item About Sheep and Wool.
Bostox, March 7. The Boston Commer
cial Bulletin publishes statistical articles
based upon the agricultural department's
reports, in wt ich it is shown that tbe to
tal number of sheep in the country to-day
is 43,431,130, a;jainst 44,330,073 in 1890, and
f at consequently the wool clip will be
5,000,000 poucds less than last year,
when it was 25 0,000,030 pounds.
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