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TILE AUG US. SATUKDAY. APliil, 11, 1891.
Has the Eminent Lecturess Be
come a Lunatic?
HIBCHAEGE3 AGAINST EES SI3TE2,
Ad What is Thoojl.t of Them by Some
or Her Friends Mia Frances Wizard
Believes ML Anna Insane and ttc
fuses to Credit Anything ACaInt Her
Sitter Satan An Anonymnn friend
Confirms Mis Millard, and Tells a
ftorj- of Lore and le"-rt ion.
XEtv'Yor.K, April 11. Anna Dickin
son, the note.l lecturess, who a few weeks
ago was pat In the Dauvilla (Pa ) insane
asylum, arrived here Thursday and told a
atartling story of alleged wronsc. She
aid in brief that she liad been incarcer
ated in the asylum while perfectly s;ine,
at the instance of her iister Susan, whose
object was to rreata public sympathy
which would result in the collection of a
fund for .Miss Dickinson's benefit, which
fund Susan intended to capture.
Confirmed by a I'htsician.
Dr. F. V. Ssward, of Goshen, X. Y.,
was with Miss Dickinson and confirmed
her statement that she was sane. Miss
Anna tells a harrowing story of ill-treatment
at the Danville asylum, and last
night started with Dr. Seward for his
retreat "Interpines" where she will bo
treated for nervous disorder. A tele
gram from Dr. Ilileman, of Pittstoa, P..,
aays there is nothing in Miss Dickinson's
tory except the emanations of an un
settled mind, and that the charges
against her sitter are pure fabrications.
TESTIMONY FROM CHICAGO.
Miss Wlllard Defends Susan Dickinson
and Relieves Anna Insane.
Chicago, April 11. The sensational
tory told in New York by Miss Anna
Dickinson is a matter of interest to the
many who have known this talented
woman either personally or by reputation,
and nowhere more than in this city. Miss
VTillari emphatically says she does not
believe Anna's story, and does be
lieve her insane. Miss Willard said yes
terday: "J have known and loved Anna
Dickiison for years. I yield to no one in
my a.lmir.r ou for this srand woman,
who will , a oubted'y figure in histoiy
as the pret ext woman the country has
produced. Yet I am convinced that she
is insane, acd the charges she makes
against her sister false. I have known
both her arid her sister Susan for years,
and cannot bring myself to believe the
. charge she makes against her sister.
Snsan's Dickinson's Devotion.
"I know too much about the lite-long
devotion to and unselfish inhr.r r.f
Dickinson for her sister to believe Dr.
Seward correct in his opinioa without
farther proof than his simple state
ment. For years Susan Dickinson has
labored night and day writing book re
views for New York papers and stories for
The Woman's Journal to support her
invalid sister Anna, and their aged
mother, who died but a comparatively
short time ago. Any one who has ever
been in their home, as I have, and seen
the many little loving attentions Susan
paid her sister and the affectionate care
with which she looked after her health,
cannot believe her capable of the in
human treatment with which she is
Letters from Anna's it-r.
"I have received letters Irom Misan re
cently. The first told of her sister's re
moval to the Danville asylum, and ex
pressed regret that such a cr.nrse was
necessary and the hope that Anna would
be so benefited by the treatment that she
might recover her reason and health.
Referring to the removal of Anna
to the private asylum at tiosben, Susan
mentioned the insane and intense dislike
her sister had taken for her, and for that
reason said she had sent an old family
nurse, Louise McDouall, with Dr.
Seward, not daring to go to the asylum
herself for fear of exciting her sister.
She, however, went to Danville, and from
a distance watched Anna board the spe
cial car, accompanied by Dr. Seward and
the nurse, and said that from the con
trast between the behavior of Anua cn
that occasion and when she was removed
from her home to the asylum she was
hopeful that she was growing better.
The Charge About the Money.
"The statement that Susan Dickinson
had ber sister placed in the asylum on
false charges of insanity in order that she
might get possession of the money that
the public subscrilied for her relief is
not true. That fund was made into a
trust fund and put into the hands of A.
J. DrexeL If the fund reached such pro
portions as to make it possible. Miss
Dickinson was to be supported on the in
terest, and the fund was to remain in Mr.
Drexel's hands as a fund for tlic relief of
any other woman who had rendered pub
lic service and might be reduced to want."
ANNA'S UNFORTUNATE ROMANCE.
Alleged to Have Been Kugased to and
Jilted by Whitelaw Held.
X woman who has known the Dickin
son family for fifteen or twenty years
said, iu speaking of the matter: "Anna
Dickinson is hopelessly insane, in my
opinion, and these charges of a plot on
the part of her sister are but the wildest
sort of hallucination, iicr life has been
one (if nioit cruel disappointment, and
she has certainly had enough trouble to
tnrn the ruiud of any one. Dnring the
time tiint siio was at the height of her
popularity and power in the country,
while on one of her lecture tours she met
"W hitelaw Iteid, then a poorly paid, strug
gling newspaper man in a subordinate
position on a little country newspaper in
some little town, I think in Ohio.
round n ew Love with Succpix
"She was favorably impressed with bis
ability and ud mired him greatly person
ally. When she returned to New York
she saw Horace Greeley, with whom she
had great influence, and indued Mr.
Greeley to give Keid apposition on The
Tribuue. The friendship between her
and livid soon ripened into love and they
became engaged. Keid was a brilliant
fellow and went rapidly to the top. When
he reached tl.e top he broke his engage
ment with Miss Dickiusou to marry the
daughter of a New York millionaire. She
was never the same woman afterward.
The experience destroyed to a certain ex
tent her confidence in human nature and
she became soured.
The One Lots of Her Life.
"That was the one love of ber life, and
Reed's baseness left a lasting effect.
In my opinion. Anna Dickinson has
been nnsound in mind for several years.
J saw her last when she delivered her last
lecture in Chicasp. The lecture was de
livered in Farwell ball, and the house was
not more than half filled. The small
audience was a great blow to her,
as she had been accustomed to
crowding much larger halls. After
the lecture she cried like a child. As the
tears san down her cheeks she said: 'I
have lost all my personal friends, and
loved ones have deserted me one by one,
and now the public, the dear public,
w-hich I have so loved, has deserted me.
What have 1 done that they no longer
want to hear me? Formerly they
crowded the hails where I spoke and
received what I said most kindly. Xow I
have to talk to empty seats and my words
seem to have no effect.' "
Two Reports to the Illinois Legislature
Spiungfield, Ohio, April 1L The fight
over compulsory education is on in the
house. Yesterday the committee cn edu
cation reported a bill the majority meas
urein which if is provided that all
children of school age must attend
for sixteen weeks each year some school
in which is taught "all branches ordinar
ily tanght in a common public school."
Nothing is said about teaching En
glish. The minority bill provides
that reading and writing shall be
taught in the English language, "pro
vided that this act shall not preclude the
teaching of any branch of learning in any
other language." The majority bill was
read the first time. The ballot reform
bill was made special order for Thursday
next. A number of bills were introduced,
among them one to appropriate $5, 000 for
a monument to B. F. Stephenson, founder
of the U. A. Ii., and another prohibiting
the making of contracts, in which silver
is discriminated against.
lousiness in the Senate.
In the senate petitions were presented
asking that butterine be required to be
colored pink. A bill was introduced al
lowing assessment life insurance com
panies to invest their surplus funds it
other than government securities. The
bill to establish a state reformatory wa
passed, and the bill appropriating f!3
500 for the state militia ordered to thin,
reading. The senate adjourned to Mon
HANDY WITH HIS "DUKES."
Adventure tf a Itobust Drummer in a
New York Town.
Siso Sing, X. Y., April n.--Lewis
Fritz, a drummer from New York city,
has been canvassing the village with
goods. He put up at the American hotel.
Wednesday night he was atthe bar drink
ing. He had some words with some of the
town "rounders,'' and a fight ensued. One
after another of the rounders was "put tc
sleep by the drummer until a half dozen
had been floored. They went out for re
inforcements, and soon a fresh gang was
on hand to knock the drummer out. lb
was ready for them, and as each mac
struck at l.hii he met him with a right
bander, until crowd No. 2 also retreated
for help. Tl.n Fritz seized his grip ann
left town. Several warrants for las ar
rest were sworn out by men he had
An Ohio Senator i'cels Hart.
Columbus, O., April lL-On account of
a ruling of the president Thursday after
noon Senator Sattoa threatened to resign
and left the senate in a towering rage.
Yesterday morning he arose to a question
of personal privilege, and tendered his
resignation. He said that he would not
have felt so badly about it had the. sen;
ate been a Republican body, but to re
ceive the treatment he had from a Demo
cratic body was more than he could stand.
The resignation was referred to the com
mittee on rules.
Very Neighborly Nations.
LOXDOX, April It. Tha governor cf
Alsace-Lorraine has so far relaxed tba
passport regulations as to permit French
farmers to come in with poultry and
farm p oduce, provided they cross ths
frontier iuto France again before dark,
after undergoing inspection by a Genua l
officer. If the peasants have paper or
pencil, or anything to take notes with,
they are obliged to surrender it, and the?
are not permitted to make purchases, ex
cept of food, in Alsace-Lorraine.
Spotted Typhus in w Jersey.
Elizabeth, X. J., April 1L A case tf
spotted typhus of the worst kind was de
veloped Thursday among the patients i:i
the Elizabeth hospital. It greatly alarmed
the medical staff. The patient, a Polisli
Jew, arrived from Hamburg two week 4
neo and boarded in the Polish colony on
I'ine street. The resident physician of
the board of health was notified and thj
patient was turned over to the stats
authorities. It is eleven years since .
similar case was found here.
Men Who Hate the Saloons.
Xew York, April 11. A call was it
sued from this city Thursday signed b
Charles T. Deems and others, inviting
representative; of every phase of the tem
perance propaganda, and men who hats
the saloon, to meet at Xational Prohibi
tion park, Staten Island, Aug. 18 and 13
next, to take measures to fight the drin,c
evil. Communications should be sent to
J. A. Bogardus, IK Chambers street, Ne-v
"New York's Direct Tax.
ALBANT, X. Y., April 11. Governcr
Hill recommends that the -J,OU),0uO di
rect taxes refunded to Xew York state 1 e
used to liquidate outstanding indebted
ness. This would practically free tie
state from debt and reduce the tax rate.
Overissue of Stock.
EofcTOX, April 11 There is an over
issue of 21,000 shares in the stock of tie
Boston Water Power company. The' ir
regularity extends over several year.
The late treasurer, W. D. Brown, is Uo
ill to give an explanation.
Commoted His Sentence.
Washington, April 1L The presidett
yesterday commuted the sentence of Joha
A. Davidson, of Illinois, serving out a
sentence of four years for violation of tie
postal law, to two years actual imprison
Kcv. Joseph Cook Taken Sick.
t. Louis, April 1L A special from
Fort Scott, Kan., says that Rev. Josepa
Cook was taken suddenly ill Thursday,
nicht wbiie delivering a sermon. Us
aflliction is throat trouble and la grippe.
Republicans Won the Election.
Providence, R 1, April 1L At the byo
election yesterday for senator and twelve
representatives the Republicans elected
alltheir candidates. The Republicans
have a large majority in both houses.
Troops Ordered Home
the Coke Regions.
K02T-UNI0U MEU BADLY SOAEED.
An Attempt to be Made to Start All
the Works Monday Strikers Conclude
to Flht the Matter to the Bitter
End, and Confident of Success Oper
ators Preparing for the. Great Contest
Next Month Capt. Loar Gives BaiL
Mr. Pleasant, Pa., April It Tfc
Eighteenth regiment of the X. 6. P. re
turned to their homes in Pittsburg at
noon to day. The Tenth regiment will
remain and guard the coke works in the
region. The report of the withdrawal oi
the troops has frightened the men now
working, and it is believed that by this
evening half of the number now at work
will have forsaken their places. There
were seventy men working at Morewood
yesterday, three less than Thursday.
Will Try to Start Monday.
General Manager BrenUan, of the Ale
Clure company, stated last evening that a
general attempt .to start all of the works
in this vicinity would be made Monday.
If the attempt to start the works proves a
failure, it is very likely that wholesale
evictions will take place and all the occu
pants of the company bouses will be
turned out. It is expected that the present
occupants sfthe houses will offer resist
ance, but the presence of the militia, it is
hoped, will prevent any outbreaks.
No Backdown of the Strikers.
The sixty-seven delegates to the strikers'
special convention yesterday reported that
the deposition of the men whom they rep
resented was to hold out until Christmas,
if necessary, in order to gain their end.
The convention was not altogether har
monious, some of the delegates denounc
ing the management of the strike, declar
ing the management a failure, and sought
to indorse the scale committee. District
Master Workman Wise reported that he
had promises of plenty of financial aid.
President Itae stated that his idea was
to continue the fight until the strike on
the eight-hour movement commences on
Confident of Socress.
He said he was confident of success if
the men held out four weeks longer. He
admitted that many of the demands in
the scale were wrong and ought to be
dropped. Twenty delegates said they
must have heip immediately in order to
keep the men out Finally a resolution
passed stating that the men, through
their representatives, were williug to go
into conference with the operators, and
another that the men will stand firm
until their representatives shall effects
GETTING READY FOR THE STRIKE.
The Struggle with the Miners Promises
To lie a Great One.
PiTT?l!Ui:o, April 11. The western Penn
sylvania and Ohio operators are making
preparations for the strike of miners on
May 1. The Pennsylvania operators have
appointed a committee of five, with Fran
cis Ij. Robbies, president of the Pius
burg. Fairport nnd Xorthwestern Dock
company, as chairman. The Ohio. opera
tors have also appointed a committee of
five with Col. J. L. Morton as chairman.
Plenty of Coal in Stock.
An operator said last night: "There is
enough coal in stock ia the eastern, mid.
die, and northwestern states to supply all
demands until July L, The market has
been slack right along and the stock of
coal is uunsually heavy. The operators
of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas,
and West Virginia will join the Pennsyl
vania and Ohio operators in fighting the
strike. It will be fought jointly, not, in
dividually." ' Capt. Loar and the Depnties Railed.
PiTTSBUKG, Pa., April 1L A Scottdale,
Pa., special sys. All the deputy sheriffs
implicated in the Morewood shooting have
b?eu arrested. The prisoners were kept
under guard in the Eighteenth regiment
quarters Thursday night, and were taken
to Greensburg yesterday morning. An
angry crowd of several hundred striker
congregated at the station to see the pris
oners take their departure, and the depu
ties felt more comfortable when the train
moved out. A Greensburg special says
that Capt. Loar and his deputies, on ar
rival, were taken before Judge Iiayburn,
who conducted the habeas corpus pro
ceedings. After a brief hearing the judge
admtited the defendants to bail, placing
the amount at 43,000 each. The required
bondsmen were on hand, and the men
were set at liberty.
Pot Their Women in Front.
GP.EES.sBITt;, Pa. April 11. At Whit
ney's works, near Latrobe, yesterday, 20C
strikers, accompanied by their wives
and children, made a raid on the
forty-five men at work. The women
and children led the raid. The clerks and
office employes came out of the offices
with Winchesters in their hands, and
drove the raiders away. Xo one was hurt.
An armed force of deputies was placed at
the works, and work proceeded with the
workingmen under guard.
THE ILLINOIS GRAND ARMY.
Close r.f the Kiicnropnient Horace S.
Decatuk, Ills.. April 11. The G. A R.
encampment closed yesterday. One of
the interesting features was a resolution
introduced by Muj. Blodgett, of Chicago
to appropriate ?100 to the Confederate
Soldiers' home in Missouri. The commit
tee on resolutions admired the spirit and
principle of the resolution, but thought
the department had enough old veterans
at home to take care of and the delegates
agreed with the committee. It was de
cided to hold the next encampment at
Election of Officers.
The election resulted as follows: Com
mander, H. S. Clark, of Mattoon; senior
vice, I. II. Pike, of Bloomington; medical
director, P. Leon McKinney, of Moline;
chaplain, W. J. Rutledge, Peters
burg; council of administration W,
B. Thistlewood, Cairo: Georce K.
Lyon, Waukegan; William Vencie
ble, Macomb; O. F. Avery, Pontiac; A. D.
Cadwallader, Lincoln; delegates-at-large
to national encampment K. J. Oglesby,
R. M. Wood, J. L. Bennett, S. D. Atkins,
O. H. Cassell, J. L. Rinaker, J. L. Har
raL L. S. Lambert. C. E. St. Clark, Hor
ace Chapin, A. D. Reade, George S. Dor
fee, J. Wood. J. 1L Wood.
The Xew England Methodist confer
ence at Boston Friday rejected the propo
sition to admit-women as delegates 150
ayes, 61 nays. A three-fourths vote was
The Co-operative Tile Co., of Cable,
selli at public auction Friday, May 1, at
2 o'clock p. m., their entire property con
sisting of tile works and coal mines.
Cash or one-third csb, balance one year
at 8 per cent Good property, good buss
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liquidate its debts.
John T. Jones. President.
T. H. Ellis, Secretary.
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