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Feb 18Th speech which
anitorQnsy delivered II I te enat Cham
SP this Qur afternoon u a roly to the charge
hi edeairalnit altron of personal Mid political
mid wall B ldlng omc In Pennsyl
dlboD VM not of the sensational character
that ai bed been expected I was however I
ainlal ba mphato and unmistakable language
dna ebarge Iht has bon made against
character since he became prominent in
the lt ipub1Ihfl putT In the mind of the
vapnbUcaiif It wee as complete a
Ttnalcstlon on the fae or I n s
eonli possibly hare bn made It was nn
mcedsome tin MO tbat Mr Quay would
B 1m tme
DOlce on for of the Senate denounce his
tnemlet 01 but the event had been delayed so
lone that his colleagues had ben to think he
kid no real Intention of breaking his lone reo
erd ai the silent man In lto But the re
Tort te be would speak todar had become
public property and when the Senate
met there was a crowd of anxious
ud oorloui spectator In the galleries and
In the corridors of the Senate wing Much In
ttreit was displayed I also by members of the
Douse who kept messenger running to and
fro durin the entire afternoon to keep thetn
pole 1 that they might be present at the
opening of the entertainment Yet In spite of
the ample preparation which they had made
the Representatives missed the speech alter
tb Ild only the Senators a handful of gallery
ipsctators and the newspaper reporters heard
It There were not more than 1 seer of per
sons all tld In the galleries and these who
wire absent did not lose mush u the remarks
t the Senator were delivered anything but
so oratorical 1 manner
Jolt after te mornla blD e had beD dis I
posed of the Senate closed Its doors and went
Into secret session to discuss the question of
IA appropriation for the construction of the
Hawaiian cable A few moment alter the
doors were cOd the Information came
through the regular t executive session leak
ripe that Mr Qua would mae hie longprom
11 speech immediately after the doors should
Opened The lat orowd that had ben pres
ent at the commencement of the cession there
OMB decided to wait In the corridors and
they did ao The announcement that Quay
would open his batUrles on the enemy during
the afternoon also few about the city and the
greateet Interest was everywhere manifested
la the subject Careful preparation had been
made to bare the speech published promptly
ot the land and It was learned
I every corner O te lad ad I Wi Iad
that Mr Quay had purposely delayed
the hour for UM deliver t hare the
speech appear ii I the morning pacers Ae
t afternoon won away and the big
doors of the Senate Chamber still remained
donbly looked the tired orowd walking
lo t wan
bent O the tiled floors of the corri
dor became disappointed Impatient and dis
gusted AI 3 and 8 and i oclock arrived and
still they were barred out of the galleries they
began t disperse until at a Quarter to 8 the
Senate wing W almost deserted Suddenly
the eUetrlo bells throughout the Senate wing
bussed oat flr strikes which announced that
the door had been reopened The few anxious
one still In I waiting Instantly ran into the gal
Uric but were hardly In Urn for when they
arrived Mr Quay had already taken the floor
and begun the reading of h defence This
WM at I minute of 6 oclock and the scene
theBeaatws usranal and a tnterest
lag one Tb bUr galleries running around
the entire four eldee of the chamber generally
partially ll with spectators were lonely
n deeerted and no one but the Senators and
the taw officers who are allowed t attend ex
ecutive session wr 0 the floor of the cham
her Hot one of the usual visitors from the
Boose of Representatives and elsewhere was
present ad but for the lat tat the outer
doors were open thus letting In a flood of sun
shine It would have appeared tat the Senate
was still In secret session
M Quay stood at his ow chair which II
that at the end of the front row on the Bepub
tht side within a few feet from the lobby
door ibePresident Morton sat In his ele 1
vated chair toying as usual with the Itt
Pun gavel and facing square about to tbe
Pennsylvania Benator wbo was less than forty
feet lit front of natoJ Mr joays right In I the
seat belonging to Mr Wilson of Inwa sat Bon
Eon Davis of Minnesota with his hand behind
Ilr ear and his face turned to his Pennsyl
vania colleague On the right sat Mr Kvarls
apparently fast asleep but oooaxlonally rais
ing au eyelid at a more than usually emphatic
statement from the speaker Mr Evarts sat
at the desk belonging to Mr Quays 1enn
Tlvania colleague James Donald Cameron
the absence or the senior Pennsylvania Ben
tr was remarked upon by everybody the
camber aud was particularly noticeable from
te tat that he peroullrl present in the
fsmlar all day up t the time when
Mr Quay began his speech After that
he was nowhere visible There was
l unusually large attendance of Senators
chiefly owing to the fact that they bad been
locked In during th executive notion and
Batarally enough remained In thnlr seats to
Uiten to the DOlitlcal sensation of the day Mr
Reagan of Texas wbo Is almost as deaf as the
traditional door post left the chair of Benator
o Brown of Georgia which be has occupied
for about two rears and took a seat at the end
cl I the nan tlble about live feet distant
from the desk r Mr Quay Senat Gorman
sat I on the front corner pb roB the Democratic
aids usually occupied by Mr lleagan ana
back of him WMe ranged all the other Demo I
cratic Senator who listened attentively to
Sliryword that WAS lalned
iberewas abiolute and Drofoundstlepceln
the abr during the delivery of Mr Quiye
sp00n end It dnrn Wil owlnl delTn lat that iia
TI ° J < fr I audible in all corners of the rom
MOle J1 when he IddreaAel oorner Chair during
tee ordinary hubbub of conversation his thin
Piping voice can hardly be beard by the
arnold stenographer who sits directly In front
of his desk o ayhowever the man farthest
removed Item him could easily understand
eventhlng that was said
iiWusys speech was carefully typewritten
and I he read It rapidly nnd without the ellght
cit jfppt at gesticulation The i Senator
pmec 10 be perfectly at ease however and
15i1 nrWl1 did not tremble In the least as
Se hue lt In both lands and rlvetted his eves
UPon It 9 hrpuh goldrlmmcd glasses Not
foe did he hesitate and not once did ho raise
Ui eyes from the aac His voice was clear
ana strong and steady and the Henator
ped to be thoroughly at ease and
nUn I thorouahl bean reading
5S mnnscrlpt at exactly ten minutes of I
o S oak sad when the famous old timepiece
Pointed to the hour of 8 he sat down handed
He manuscript t the stenographer took
Us elasts rom bis nose and looked
pout the Benate chamber as calmly Os
HSSr ne had jalt jntroduoed a bill for I
WJl bnlldlng at Beaver Falls A more
thn tsnally Interesting event Is necessary to
etaie any excitement In r the dl 1 jntgHenate
fpsmberand thus It was that Jie moment
teas sir Quay hid conclndert 1 his remarks
rl9ulll buslnsss was proceeded with as though
11 pr 1
tire bad been no Interruption sine the morn I
DI bear nOlnlrrplolnce
VIVU when a Senator makes a speech
bleb i baa been announced beforehand he Is
Ct1trtulaed by his colleagues whether his
C 10r i5 a creditable coleaUI Today bow
I ilnjta were different For a moment or
ii qn the Penniylvanla Senator baa spoken
ii lutle Dleoe no one went near him Mr
f ana q Davis who bid flanked blm
uarftg the ordeal quietly slipped away
orel Qulett
u4 be Senators ieemid tojbe unaware that
MTthlnt IntareitlrjB bad taken place After a
Dlrllnl ha
gw moments however Benators Morrill r
oandlar oawysr ana one or two more strolled
10r Itril
p5cm to Mr quays desk In the most nonoba
lint say and ppoke a tWor to blmmak
> oiup attemptlo go through the usual Bena
truah ueua
n5 handabaklng Afterward
r pertormanoe
ln4Iballn prfrnOt Afrrlr
mr a4 considerable quiet discussion
J cnllCetbl1
01 tbo bepatons particularly those on the
f1eDuoJia itd o4 f was the Inrl te
IOU that t asIting he neoeislty for max o
tg I spen ttD July bad made the
lion possible under the ma m
Iana The mlort of the Republican
enCtore expressed the opinion that there was
no o cation for any defence on tbe part of S
ijjlay but IbM be had been very Hhrewd HDd
iioit In baring no more than was abbolultlr
Beerssanrto place on record his statement
jait t 1 tbe charge brought analnut him were
a true and made because fbUproroTnsnoeae
IUI Nearly eli o the JepuDliosn lu
aiO Ixpreised the belif thM thlfipeeb
t wag se steele I i t d eter
amnng the publln at larae 1 and to add
mnch weight to the Bena s claim that his
political career has been tree iront corruption
Never probably since Alexander Hamilton 1
was hunted to his death has one in public life
been pursued so persistently and malignantly
The field of the malign effort has been the
entire Union The assaults were of a character
so monstrous as largely to carry with them
their own refutation Were It otherwise I could
not remain nor would my constituents permit
ma t remain a member of this Senate Partly
through Indifference to slander a weapon
which has never had a place In my political
arsenal and partly by the advice of friends
who urged me to treat the assassins of reputa
tion as undeserving of open controvert I have
permitted without comment the passage
ot the flood of falsehood Its malodorous
waters chance at this time to be quiescent and I
now when no heated political conflict Is rag
ing when neither hope nor fear oan b deemed
the Inspiration of my utterance I choose
briefly to confront accusation with truth I
would no allude to this Mibject In this pres
ence had not members of the other House
mode It a matter ol debate there Looking tq
the future and knowing that the records of
this Congress will remain brother generations
to read when most ot ne composing It will be
forgotten I choose for the truth of history
and lor that which Is dearer t all men than
riches to dispel the mist of falsehood with the
olear light I 1 of fact
1 Is not my purpose to weary the Senate
by a rehearsal of each detail of the mass of
misrepresentation Nevertheless avoiding
prolixity J will endeavor to make this state
ment specific and so comiilstelaa to be final I
anr thread In tho fabric of falsehood remains
unseverod it will be becMisn this tlfsue of lies I
1 t
In so comnlex Is so tavnlledwl contrndlctlon
and olouded with Insinuation that ionic Insig I
nificant i > oi tlon has escaped my attention
The first assertion concerning my ofilclnl I
acts I that ot some time or contlnously between I
tween the years ot li7iI and 1882 7 alone or
acting with another or others used the moneys
of the State of Pennsylvania for speculative or
private purposes denounce this statsmont
as absolutely false In In77 the Democratic
party or lonnsylvanla elected a State Treasurer
Pirt lonnlrlYII
urer and an AuditorGeneral the financial of
11011 ol the Commonwealth A year or two
fOr pending their terms of offloe I became
engaged In stock operations In some transactions
actions I was asiociated and jointly interested
vlth me gentleman who was At that time tbe
cashier Ilnt4mnn State Treasury These
transactions proved seriously disastrous
and 1 was compelled to pay a por
tion of his losses as well as my
own In doing this It became necessary to sup
ply an alleged deficiency he hail caused In the
Ily alele4 a ton of the luna for this
ourpose I borrowed 100000 Trom the gentle
man who 1alt present mr colleague In the Ben
ate I gave him Judgment note therefor
the amount of which note I paid to him dollar
for dollar years ago Not until the beginning
ol the ettlsmentol our losses was I aware tbat
a deficiency existed and I had every assurance
associate able to his
apes tbat my Aootale was e carry bil
share of the losses Mv connection thereafter
wee elmnly with the aid oftriends to raise the
necessary funds to supply the deficit
lecasan that again I used moneys belonging
I chule4 tat nle
longing to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
to purchase bonds or stock or both of a Chi
cago street railway I was Invited by friends
In Philadelphia to loin In the purchase ot
street railway property In Chicago and did so
borrowing the money upon myown collateral
from the Peoples Dank in Philadelphia I
stood upon the same footing with tbe other
gentlemen concerned and I was a perfectly
straightforward business transaction ad had
no connection In anyway with any public fund
nubile Interest The charge that eeonritles
belonging to the State of Pennsrlvanla were
need In this trnniaotlon is false and Impossi I
ble I of truth > tliaton negotiable securities
held by the tjtate of Pennsylvania are the reg
tt Jnalvaoa ar te
istered bonds of the United Btates transfer
able only on the books ot the National Treos
uty by the AuditorGeneral Secretary of the
Commonwealth and Btate Treasurer acting
conjointly after haying Died a certificate with
the Governor In their official character
Collateral to this last accusation Is a chares
that I defrauded or attempted to defraud th
widow of a deceased fend This also Is abso
lutely false her breathes not upon the
earth man or woman wbo can truthfully say
that I ever defrauded or attempted to defraud
him or her out of a dollar Upon this point
charity to the dead and to tbe living forbids mIl
m aking any personal explanation Bamuel
Q nsune Thompson a member of the Pbla
elphia brad President of the Young Mens
emocratic Association of that city la one of
several thoroughly conversant with the facts
who can give them to the public if they see fit
I florae now to what might b called the
fourth around of criticism of my public con
duct This was crt as a member of the
Board of Pardons ot Pennsylvania in voting for
e pardon of certain members of the Pennsyl
vaola Letfialatnre and other upon whom son
tenoa had been passed for bribery My con
dot In that matter has been bitterly assailed
and It is proper t say that the facts were pa
tent to the people Qf the Btate and were thor
oughly discussed before my election to the
hll peop1 laoton
offloe of BtaU Treasurer andlf subsequently to
a seat In Btt chamber I bad no personal In
terest tn the legislation Involved My te
ui a member of the Bard of lAr
dons was In accordance with the law
aQ wi the action of my colleagues
and was compelled by the fact that the sen
tence Imposed by the Car upon the prODS
pardoned wss illegal Upon this point the
AttorneyGeneral of the Stile filed his written
opinion with our decision I a frank to say
that I have no regrets for tbat vote and wnula
repeat It under the same circumstances Even
bad not the sentence been unlawful It Is my
opinion that the ends of justice bad hen fully
served by the conviction of the defendants
One of the gentlemen Involved has within the
last few weeks received the unanimous thanks
of the Pennsylvania Legislature for Important
servloee rendered humanity and the Blat
M incidentally the statement has been made
that in some unspecified manner I procured
or attempted to procure the pardon of a man
named lynch under sentence for forgery bv
threats delhared personally to Mr fivers 01
Pittsburgh I cannot at this day remember
the facts or the pendency of the case but the
charge Is a Tie for which there never was the
shadow of a foundaton Equally false Is the
wondrous lyric of my escape from the Pittsburgh
burgh rioters of 1877 under the tutelage of Mr
ftIs necessary to pass t history somewhat
ancient In order to dispose of the nebulous
cage of In bribery and corruption as member
obie Pennsylvania Legislature nearly twen
tyfive years ago in connection with on action
for libel against the then editor of tbe Pittsburgh
burgh Uommnrtof With characteristic malig
nity my assailants haTe been careful to empha
nlt Bllapt
Iz tbe fact that the ease was never pushed
for trial They tall to state that the hid was
lal t Itltl
retracted and that the defendants pleaded
vofe conlrnttrre iiaylng the costs of the case
fole Jaylnl
and the fees of the counsel Iina mention In
passing that In the preliminary bearing an
effort was made to show that I was
rich man the Innuendo being that my wealth
was unlawfully acquired llhad been Protbo
notary of Heaver county from 1830 to 1861
not resigned logo Into tbe union army bad
served as private secretary to Oov Cnrlln us
inilltary agent of the State In this city a chief
of the Btate Department of Transportation and I
Telegraph and for three terms bad been a
member of the Pennsylvania legislature My
recollection Is that the examination disclosed
the fact that II after nearly twelve years ofln
dustry and opportunity my fortune was about
8oL pro er also to dispose of some elate
meats upon which less stress has been laid
One accusation 1 that over twenty years ago I
attempted to bribe Alexander P Ttitton then
Supervisor of Internal Heenne for the east
district oi Pennsylvania to prient the
seUure ern of an Illicit distillery This is a wicked
anil mallclouH falsehood without excuse for
IU utterance or evidence for Its support Wr
Tutton Is now living at Dotvnlngton Pa and
his reports are Ivlo tile I presume In the Internal
bil arl lellIlre
rOlrta 1
nal Revenue Bureau A statement has been
made that when the present bleb license I
statute of Pennsylvania wee pomllnc In the 1
Legislature ltnolrhl1111 tbH liquor dealers of
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh raised asuni suet
Ifled ns IHOUOO and gave It to me and 1 to a Fed
eral oOlcer in Phllaileliibla not named for the
of ecurlug an nmarviment to that
purpose n0elllnl
regulation In their Imyreot 11 Thin also I Hi t
11 Ihl ot
nonnce as an absolute falsehood Mr Vllllum
J Friday who Is stated to have paid the
money Is I a reputable merchant now llrlng In
theiity of Pittsburgh
Finally I real a cnarge that In some mysterious
nl of the
terious way I brought about the defeat
proposed amendment of I the Constitution nf
PennsylvanIa prohibiting the sale of Intoxl
eating liquors in that i3rnte which was sub
rnitted to a vetO of tbs wolio iii 18itl Othra
I understand hAve alioalyexpioded the silly
11 oltr
falsehood of the ubiiciitiiiu Item which this
charge arose nod 1blcllUun denied I at the
time It Speared lly my vote alon did I af
fect the verdict of the people upon the pro
Llbltory amendment nor bad I ever In any
contest any oOlrupt or unlawful concern with
the liquor or any other Interest concerned ID
Fglalalon constitutional oroherwlen In the
SUite of Pennsylvania or elsewherii
1 have endeavored lo make this utterance
complete even olorec cost tthe time of the
BenHte and the weariness of Senators 1 hal
endeavored to answer every SPIOtflO qll5rgs ot
mlsfeaeanoe or malfeasance that eroiaoe ex
tracted from a careful perusal of the mass of
direct falsehood oonfnled statements jnnn
endo insinuation and onnnlnk Implloallon
nindwtrlWOrb7f better Muse
fbatwltl OU
thlL t a IndUtn worh fo btte
his buiti gattiered togetber dltuc
tOIIher tor
lion I deny them seriatim and to toto xhey
toa rIM and foul to the core
are or
ar the 010 of Mr Quays rmark the fen
ate reinroed r onsMerat Ion of the doD iiinraiid
Dluloruatlo Appropriation hill to which ihe
following nmandmtn had been agreed to in
eieeuthe soasiin
To enable tha rreildeiit IJ mn l n Alm1 will
anr inch citizen or ur orilioo ol lha f111 slate
mall OD 111 poneaa the mtani nJ racilitltt ntcia
haIIPpr and for tiispti0 eommunlcmilon be
afy that oOPmuolallo
ii Iu
u 1plo
twhn Ibi iDnllafl ala sad dna kingdom or Hawaii
auMameBtabafl SUaCtCt
wbliE uJsasmID sbli eeaum pruiltQDl uloO
In she luumral e < thC lua lanL to oar be ana
e Sal i1 o the valM lawe erly I sac 81
Smoivileitie by etegtsti with sail tlegSoM I n
Mlelll 1
Immnlell 1
raaaoaabia lama for a peeled eat I Mi then loaa
I Tiara a mm net aarai < lln sue uot U aavrotrlaiaa fr
slob ycir duilar I C kten inch enruemeni IhAlf in
er > eraiiaa and turlni which ineh antacimant mall ba
in In eerie attention not aieiadlnc twenty veers
and tht inn i total pek4andir this anihertty lhall 00
axeatd Hoonooji
The following amendments reported from the
Committee on Appropriations were agreed to
Maklnf lha mlnton to Meilee a flrti eltm mlttlnn
ranklnt with I rraaea tlarmany artai Britain and Una
tla with a talarr of IIToui
MHklni on W tlT of 110000 for a Hlnlaltr t h
Central Aintrlean elite and InitrUnr two Herat ot
tltuou each for a Hlatttar to Onutmu and Hendnrtt
and for a MulE r to Mlearana Costs Idles and Hat
vador r
The bill aad amendments having been re
ported from the Committee of the Whole to the
donate the committee amendments were
agreed to In bulk except that in regard to the
Hawaiian telegraph cable on whIch a separate
vote was ten and which was agreed t
yess 85 haT 22 anc
The pimoerats wbo voted In the affirmative
were Messrs Hampton McPherson ape Mor
gin The RIPllblnlCI who voted mine nags
live were Messrs Plumb Quay and Wplcott
ltO Washburn Han MIne moved to In
crease the salary of the Consul at Kingston
Jamaica from 12000 to 13000 Agreed J
yeas 01 nays 11
Mr Dolpb lltep Ore moved to Increase the
salary to 10000 of the Minister to Portugal from 15000
Psndlng discussion Mr Bale moved that the
Senate adjourn so as t avoid the order for a
recess from G < j to 8 P M Before the vote was
stated the VleePresldent announced lileap
polntmAnt of the following Senators to attend
Gi > n Bhermana funeral the number given hav
ing been Increased from five tQ six Messrs
Kvartsnawlev Mandcrson Pierce Coikrell
and Walthall The Uenato then adjourned
Ronee of Kenrenentntlvee
In the House Mr E B Taylor Bep Ohlol
rising to a personal explanation said that
Saturday In the heat of debate he used lan
guage toward the gentleman from Illinois Mr
Flthlan which b was Immediately sorry for
He said that the gentleman from Illinois had
a right to make a fool of himself but not with
bin Mr Taylors consent The words wee
unreasonable unparliamentary and unjust
and he apologized t the House and to the gentleman
tleman and regretted exceedingly that he was
under the excitement of the moment Induced
to make use of them I te mOqnL
JlrS > TthlanDamIll said that afterhear
law the manly etatement the gentleman from
Ohio hC accepted the apology In the earn
spirit In which Ithad been made
eplrl Cutoheon a Mlchl presented and the
House adopted the conference report on the
AoPted co
Arm AP ore print Ion tjlll
The Mouse theo bi into Committee of the
Whole Mr Dlncley of Maine In the chair on
tho Indian Appropriation blr ithout dis
posing of the bill the committee rose
Mr Cptcbeon Chairman of the Committee
on Military Affairs reported the following
series of resolutions rporlc
Kuontd That the Home Of RapnaaolatlVM haa beard
with profoand lorrqw o the deMhot WilliamTaenm a1
Sherman the list of the Oenarala or the armlMof She
Unlud Ptaifi
Anoltm Thai vs moore him aa the traataat aaldlir
ramatntnf ta the rapntiilo and the list I or lbs Illnutoaa
trio of Oiuerala who commanded lbs armlaa of the
untied biatei Orant Bhinnan and Sheridanwho
shed ImperIshable lory span Amarlean anna aad wine
Uie Ideuiid laadara of the Onion army B
Ktnttti Wr txrety neord the blih anproota
than tn wnlch the Atnirtoaa people held the ehkraetar
and alrvieai ot thin Hharinan A oqa ot the araattii
aoldliri at bla tniratlon aa pna of the nandtit patti
on that SOt oonntry hM procured and aa a noble miD
In the broaaMi and faucet mianlni ot the word lYe
uihDihi our mil With that ot the nation mooning the
Simla ou hir trial a and of iDiairvtvora at the
balliaioarrad Tifnaaa whom tie lad I ta Tletorjr and
peso and wa ipaoletlt leader our lynpathy and
eondolenca 1 Oboe who we r beanS to blm oy thee I of
blood aid sIrens pemosh affaciliin
Resolve That ib sptaktr appoint a oommltlaa ot
nb members of the Honaa to attend b roe of the
cIao General as rtpranntatlvtl of this body
Ketolttt Tbaia copy VV these ralolullooj b for
warded Shirman by the Clark of the lions to ibe far ef Ge
Mr Cntoheon In addressing hlmsolt to the
resolutions said that In his opinion Oen She
msuwas the greatest strategist that the war
had produced
Mr Clrosvenor of Ohio said there was no man
so beloved by the common soldier as was Oen
Sherman He was above all other men the
Idol of chit old soldiers
Mr Outhwalte of Ohio said that Shermans I
name and fame would be associated with the I
history al this country a long as there would i
be any history
Mr Henderson of Illinois expressed his grief I
at the death of his old commander The na
tion had met with on Irreparable loss A great
ha great soldier a pure patriot had fall
en but his name and his fame would be tbe
pride of his countrymen for coming age
prdo Cogswell of Massachusetts referred to
Gee Sherman as the military genius of the
memory war and Invoked the Divine blessing upon his
Mr Vandeyeer of California in the name of
the people of California laid his wreath of ad
miration and sorrow upon the grave of the I
dead chleftAlrx
dead Wheeler of Alabama voiced thesentlmant
of the Confederate soldiers in expressing hIs
sorrow at the demise of Oen Sherman and In
testifying to his great military ekill aDd ability
The resolutions were unanimously adopted
In accordance therewith the speaker appointed
the following committee Messrs Cutoheon
plnola Cogswell Cummings Orosvenor
Coelwsl Cmmln OroBenor
Inrey Tare Henderson of Illinois and
Onthwalto The House then adjourned
Arvmente Agnlnst Free Colnngo Ben
tnn loa Committee
WiBHimrrox Fcb 16The House Coinage
Committee today gave a hearing on the silver
question to a delegation sent here bl tbe New
York Board of Trade and Transportation
Mr C Waldo Smith their first spokesman
said there was not a single banker in the
Board every member being either a merchant
or manufacturer He was President ot the
New York Wholesale Grocers Association and
both bodies were utterly and entirely opposed
to any silver legislation at present believing I
would b dangerous unfortunate and unwise
Albert Plant endorsed Mr Smiths state
ments and asserted that this country needed
less money per capita than any other country
because of the presence of bal e of deposit In i
every small town In the Unite tales at which
checks were constantly received while In Eu
rope there were banks in farce cities only and
ckockewere a rarity
obiok I
Mr E were Anderson oresented the protest
of the Cooper Union meeting in new York
against C pending bill He argued against
the debasement of the coinage and asserted
that it tbe act passed and silver did not greatly
and permanently rise In the world market J
not another dollars worth of gold would come
to the Treasury Under the present bill silver
would never rise to a parity with gold until
nevr <
there was an entire change In the conditions
wa a cndltoD
or the world and an agreement among the nations I
ons was reached The legal tender feature I
would WIS lust 8 soon as present debts were
paid because new debts would be payable In
gold What justification he asked could con I
gresshavetfortrylngthls experiment 1 The sil I
ver men say continue Mr Anderson that I
tbosecroaklngs were made In 1818 and proved
false lloiause a man advised another not to
dilnlc the I Ortt glass of whiskey fur tie reason
that It might make him drunk and he drank It
and did not get drunk was thai any reason
why Ibo man should not D urged not to drink
mI druk
tbe contents of the whole bottle
Mr W L Iran holm formerly Comptroller of
the Currency and now President of the Amer
ican Security Company of Now York said that
his I company could not bo Injured by thin leg I
islation aDI he npoku simply ure student of
finance He said that the effect ol f the free
coinage of silver would be that gold would go
up and bring about nil the disturbed condi
tions of trade that had always followed gold
fluctuations The United Htatea would rein
1he Ulled
state all the speculation and business uncer
tainty all the failure and all the disasters of
tIes the 11 when gold was a matter of specula
tor r Wiokhnra laid 1 before the committee a
letter from J > hn D Wood of New York assert
Ing that the passage of a free coinage law
would be to pnt us relatively In the present
financial position of China and India making
the United States pay more for our Imports Inc
receive less for our exports
A letter was also received from Congresi
anelect hamlet of Ohio expressing the view
tnat the legal tender character of silver should
not 1870 be mid to apply to contracts mad since
Andrew Mills of New York reureyentlng the
sittings bank Interest of New York Btate
ndletf his protest BEalnst free coinage There
yore 12lKOtX savings bank depositors In New
York Btate representing assets of 012000000
Those People were wage earners pure and
simple Bbould this bill pass the loss would
tall on the depositor who would be compelled
to take their money In a depreciated currency
Louis Windmuller and A A EdIe l rannufao
tnreru ana Isldor Strauss and Henry Bat
merchants also urged tbat no action b taken
by OungioBS on the silver question
0001111 1
The caucus of llcpublloan members of the
House tonlttbt wan somewhat better attended
by about peventyihe members There were
not enough 1ltorl present however to
make any decisive action probable and It was
seen soon altar the vroceadlngs opened that
Iln drift of opinion was against any action on
the silver queition at this time Neither
Speaker Seed nor Mr McKlnley was present
Toe I Silver bill was the principal measure
under discussion and various members presented
unde urOI
rented their indIvidual views a to the course
to be pursued Mr Parkins of Kansas urged
the enactment Ir teen coinage bill Into the
law c while < the republican party jet bod full
COMers lr inderson of Illinois Kerr of Inwa
ndenoo 11101 1lr
and Amleison uf hansait nltbouEh Inclined
I owuicl a iiiont Hbeial slher policy believed
I Ilelol
adilltlonal silver letltlittlon ui this time lo be
uiiwl e and inexpo > llent for political as well
as bueluata reasons Mr Cannon of Illinois
alp spoke against further silver legislation
Mr Bartlne of Nevada desired the bnat
Bartl He would not
bill reported from oommlttee
toilet that the bfllT e fTerbly ndorMdb >
the Mon but he urged that a ehanos be
given for a free and full discussion in the
No conclusion whatever was reached on the
silver question and the only tangible result of
Ilfr tUAUOI tanlbl
the caucus was the adoption of the following
AfAlwt That It I the MBM at his canes that the
Chalrnaa and xteratary ba tanraetaa ta tamest the
Imntaitata pr MBe and eonttnnad atitailaaca at at >
seal Rtpnblioan nuraiaataUvai during h rinalaaar
el IbIS Cuolfeli
aZLnn root nTZQTZON
The Horn 8T White Says MU 1 Firm Never
Donckt Silver for Ce uraaam n
WxsntnaTON Feb 16At a meeting of the
Silver Pool Investigating Committee today
exRepresentative H V White of the firm of B
V White A Co New York was examined He
was asked concerning the testimony given by
Representative Abner Taylor to the effect tbat
h had bought silver on margin through the
firm on July 17 last three days after the passage
sage of the act He said that Mr Taylors tes
timony was accurate He wanted to say that
the firm had very few accounts with members
of Congress on Its books and that he never
solicited business from any member of Con
gress Government employee or resident of I
Washington In bin life Tho firm never bought
silver for any other Congressman than Mr
Taylor nor for otr Senator or other Government
lCrlor flr Fenlor
ment employee ar r White knew nothing of I
the alleged nllverpool except what he had seen
In the newspapers I
Mr White tentliled In response to further
questions that Mr Hedonberg n previous wit
peesmust have njlsundeistood what his Mr
Whites partner Mr Hopkins said to him or i
he would not have testified that the firm bad
an agent In Washington for the reason that
tbe Alent did not and never did have any agent
in Washington directly or Indirectly
Mr White said that he bad examined the ao
ooiints of every member of Congress fenator
and Government employee that bad I
dealings with tho llrm before I came t
Washington and lad It showed that there was
not a dollar on the account of any person con
nected with the Government except Repre
sliver eentatlT Taylor for the purchase or sale ot
T MaUve White Fopnlatlom Psrt5e5
Lea than Onethird
WUBaOl Feb Superintendent Po
tin o the Census Bureau today Issued a b
letin upon the subject of convicts In penitenti
aries I shows tbe number ef oonvtcts In
State prisons and penitentiaries In the United
States on June 1 1890 to have been 45933
The number reported II 1880 was 80659 a
increase In ten years of 9095 or 2728 per cent
The increase In the total population was 9483
percent I thus appears that the penitentiary
ary PIton Is growing somewhat more rap
Idly than the population at large but the dif
ference is not very appreciable The number
of leased prisoners In the South has almost
doubled In ten years In respect to color the
bulletin shows 80549 white and 14087 c lord
of the latter 14367 were negroes 287 Chinese
8 Japanese and 180 Indians
I respect of nativity not Including the col
ored convicts wbo may all be supposed to be
natives except the Chinese and Japanese of
the 8084H white convicts 23 094 are native
whie rltvJ
born 7207 foreign born and the plane ot birth
of 185 f unknown 13849 had both parents
nat 181 1717 had one parent native and one
parent foreign born CB34 lad both parents
foreign born and In 121 oases the birthplace
of one of both parents Is unknown I to the
12842 native convicts born ot native parents Is
added onehalf of tbo number with one parent
foreign horn tbe cum Is 18 61 I to the
6584 native convicts born ot foreign parents
is added an equal amount the sum Is 74575
adod this latter figure must also be
added 7267 foreignborn convicts which
gives as a result 147210 In other words
of 431J7 penitentiary convicts whose birth
place and parentage are known the foreign
born clement of the Deputation furnished 14
735 the colored population 14087 and the
native white population which probably out
numbers them both only 1871
In respect of sax 48442 penitentiary con
riots are men and 1791 are women The per
centage of women Is somewhat lets than I
was ten years ago It then silently exceeded
45 per cent of the total number but now It
tolls a trifle below 4 per cent
Thing Sr Interest Happening In and On
of the Dn orConaree
Wisirniovoic Feb IGT Senate wu In
secret elision for over four hours today dis
cussing the advisability of Including In the
Consular and Diplomatic Appropriation bills
proviso appropriating 1250000 annually for
fourteen years for the puroose of aiding In the
construction of a cable to the Hawaiian
Islands This matter came up In open
session but the cautions Mr Edmunds exercised
deed his privilege and insisted upon having
the doors closed for fear that the discussion
would touch upon national affairs and thereby
give the pablo some Information which In
Mr Edmundss opinion it ought not to
have Several Senators opposed the motion of
Mr Edmunds on the ground tbat there was
no necessity of secrecy but the Vermont Sena
tor bad hIs way as be always does and the
spectators were hustled Into the corridors ana
the doors closed huted locked A long debate
then ensued participated in chiefly by Mr
Edmund and the other members of the
Committee on Foreign Affairs The most Im
portant point brought out in the debate
was that the anxiety and hal In
boding the aid of the Government to
the work was the knowledge that the English
Government Is preparing to build a cable to
the Islands from Vancouver and It would be
the part ol statesmanship for the United States
t advance possession of tbe new enterprise
As soon as the debate had been concluded the
doors were opened and n vote upon the
adoption of the amendment to the Appropri
ations bill was tan in open session Appropr
The Idaho Senators and particularly Mr
Dubols Senator No 8 who has not yet taken
his seat are congratulating themselves In hav
ing at last obtained a favor from the Harrison
Admtnlnlstratlon The trio bad been so re
peatedly snubbed bJ the President who has
forced upon them as Govsrnment officials In
the new Brat men for whom they bad the ut
most antagonism taht they bad little hope of
receiving any consideration whatever To
day the President apoolnted Joseph Pink
ham Marshal for Idaho Able man
was the favorite of Benatorelect Dnbols who
therefore took very good care teat the Presi
dent ahou took learn this fact as Mr Dubols
knew that such knowledge would be fatal to
hIs candidates chances He canned It to be
come known to AttorneyGeneral Miller and
the Proslcent that Pinkhama appointment
would be thoroughly distasteful to him There
upon his name promptly came to tjie Senate
and the young ftenittor elect thinks he has
found the proper modeof securing favors from
the while House The next time bo wants A
Whie loue
man appointed he nays he rlll 1 file the mOAt
scandalous charges against him and then look
to see him win
Representatives John Quinn of New York
and T 0 Bklnnerof North Carolina a minority
of the House Committee on the Alcoholic
Llounr Traffic have submitted to the House a
report In which they nay they are unable to
agree to the bill already reported prohibiting
tbe InterKtate transportatIon of any alcoholic
liquors used a a beverage They say tbat the
bill IM based upon tbe constitutional power of
Cnugreas to rlllt commerce and 1ower the
assumption tbat all alcoholo beverages to use
the Innmiaeeof the majority of the commit
tee are poisonous While the power to
culwe must Include the right t pro
hl bli a far an the limited jurisdiction of
the Federal Government reaches It stand to
reason tbat this h to prohibit must be lim
ited to such Iludulentband Injurious goods of
a certain class not to the whole trnttlo In good
and bad allies To suppress a traffic Is Ioo
Ind It
regulate It The majority do not they say
offer an lota of proof that all alcoholic bever
ages ore poisonous II Htiln or communities
prohibit the trntllo referred to It Is their con
cern aDd business and not that of the Federal
Government tn see that the law Is I carried out
The minority think that the bill is I not one to
regulate commerce but a sort of prohibitory
force bill
The President today Sot to the Benate tbe
following nominations Tllghman I Clewell
Postmaster Helena Mont Jonas M Cleve
and rlurveyor of Custom Sloiix City Iowa
Edgar Aldricn United States District Judge
for Nose Haraniblre Ldmund W Violls Asso
late Justice tJupreme Court Arizona i Joseph
Inkbora Unite Htatea Marshal for Idaho
jtentOol Abraham H Arnold First Cavalry
lat 0 n1 Major Anold Wllcox Efgbth
tiajiT Lleutenantpolenali Capt Carnule tf
0 aIln First Car airy Major i PlrsrjLle t
orge 8 Hojrle First Cavalry Captain Beo
er 5Jeuts Bam Rodman Jr P 1 Artll
jjry Henry C Davis Third Artillery and
Thomas lildgwav Fifth Artillery to be First
Senator Hearst passed a comfortable night
and Is reported to be a little butler today
Tho purroMinr the exeutUe > e R Mon held
this afternoon otlni ot Mr Ixlmmids WII H
in hour ouuiuent from blm ami He into Mor
gan on bebail of tbe Jortilcu Delations Com
mittee In advocacy off the amendment to the
SundrY Civil Approbation bill reported from
I that committee aonroprlatlng 18000000 to se
I cure the construction and operation by Indi
I vidual or gorporatleu ier fgnrteta years ol a
telegraphic cable between the United States
and the Sandwich Islands
Senator Sherman from the Finance Commit
tee touay reported an amendment proposed
to the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill making
an appropriation ot 120000 for the daughters
of the late Prof Henry In recocnltlon of his
valuable services
The Senate In executive session today con
firmed masters the nominations ot the following Post
Condll JarfiyW ai Orann J Bepaon at faunas and J W
ConnaotleniJW W Smith at Seyaou aad I T Ik
John at Ma W Canaan
Baitport 1 f T Smart at lwlitea asS B M Pal at
MaMiKhuatt r rawlaat ArltajrUn W nuttnat
Bra J tent A 0 Lvpttaat Altai a W 0 BU far
nira ralli W fUtrtft at 14 a D Tarlitoa at
WatartowD a B Walkir al nwhtrart and j A Wood
barr at Uoyklnltn
Millar Maw al Vorka Antwerp U stIUmaa n at Oneawloh aal Jaila
Oaeht alwaji Ic on tie but and parsed et liners
Those Bnrldid by the Cabel froceiaOe are the only
oDes ron4irt4 abiolot ly tree from all palsoatu eh
mol The lolltwloi It I a letterreotte4ftor l Wm
Haoleaof t rtawn < < Ranlra Bros wkMeacnpuy
lr 4 their ttmem play
teosiveS Its wtrtAwM rtpnutlon I IItr plr
ORSTLBMRNi I that Im my
lll Uanr la ititlai lat
plol1 the Boirtwn Wklikty 1 bar bad tram yen I 5
a pore wfcoltMn and teas from ill etnMqnntM as
tbat artloU can b made I bare liven It a Unrttr
trial and bar scot is O fey It from distant point I
so batir proof coalt ba tnraltbtd of my opla ea 5 IU
UratuntlnawMfint toymrprecMS ky Dr
O 8 otavtai o rrovMut R whom I bad votaaloa
and I 1 IndtbUd to
to toiunlt aD can truly say tkat fait IDObl t
him ta1 Cautdirlsi tbat M Oood win nl D
both ny praise of your llqcor ti almost npirtnaoa t
Dan D btltOD Ie roomnmendtsg its at t brother
artIsts In the theatrical prottnloB Tour WM vary 1J1KLOK tnt
From organization In 1810 to
Jan 11891 I has paid to pol
icy holders145B35B90 8
And now holds for their pro
tection 68717707 si
A total ot 201683098 24
While It ha received from
the only l942589t8 77
I hu earned for It policy
holders a gain over premium
payments after paylu ell
expenses nnd Uxoof 510S21U9 n
or 2455 per cent
PHILIP B MILLER General Agent for
5 k ally and vl lally and Haw Jari y
a WaU it New York city
t ctr
Better XeaS I At Any Bate
Mary a nan who formerly possessed a powerful t
ptirnliut and itranf steady nerves woidira at kM 1
hllat waakntii dulnni aibanitloa mire I I aa
extremely l nirriut eondlllon a dull elondy aaniatloa
dtiirsibie fttlinn In head and r1 bal tints In
motilti tnoriilnti the vision btfnmn dim U
impaired and Ultra Is frequent Strolness dp0dno i
and dpm lon of mind The nerves b com aa wish
nod tist the let shock will flush the faea or bro as
a Iremblihig with palpitation I
Lncklly tier II h Cciii and wonderful riitaratlra
Dr Orttnai Narrora which will tire back to the wish
coed and rhi > uitid cIstern the ilrtrith I baa lost 1
import vlior to the brain and ocr i vltalliaf act i j
Inrlroratei the phralcat powers dliptla tbadaa aaw > 1
I I t i
1 rX 1 H i
1 I iI I
I I 1
aney and reState ataln that grasS litres s lu
strength and power which la I nor I tally wa I
have athaaitad Drnntita aall It 1100 lovely I
vatataola and harmless Try It and yew will aaver
rirrat It
I was entrieS far Bva years with aarvoni debilIty
andlaitwintir I I was down lick with Ie IthaatMk
11 botllf i of Pr Orainaa Nirvnra and It enrad me j
MI0C Ward at Pblladalpkla Pa
SV D Oren the ipiolallit la coring 1 forma el 4
sarvuni and chronic dliiuia S5 Wait ICU It Maw
Tork can b countieS fuo personally o b lattar
Call or write him about roar case or und for aymptoai
blank to All out and a letter fnlly axplalnla ren i 1
discus flrlnit adrlca a will ba returned free i
Tie Uteri to Make an OU Will ef Hie Not
Hfy HI Danahtcra Will
The now celebrated Gordon will ease was
argued yesterday In the Chancery Chambers
In Jersey City Chancellor UeOlll sitting as the
Ordinary ot the Prerogative Court The case
has become very much comolloated and there
are a great many aide Issues George P Gor
don the wellknown Inventor of printing
presses and proprietor of the Gordon press
works at Bahway died In 1878 leaving a for
tune ot tlftOJOOO A will made In 1873 was
offered for probate In the Surrogates Court of
Kings county by A S Doles Mr Gordons
nephew and the executor named In the will
The legatees were Mary Agnes Gordon the
testators daughter by his first wife her step
mother and some relatives Mary Agnes Gor
don was to receive 100000 the widow tlOO000
absolutely and another 100000 was to be
divided between several relatives The re
mainder of the mtate was to be disposed of by
a codicil but no codicil has ever been discov
ered Mary Acnes Gordon was not satisfied
with the provisions of the will fihe employed
Jpslah Porter as counsel and filed a caveat
Probate of the will was refused on the ground
that It had pot teen properly ezecuUa and
Henry J Cullon Jr was appointed temporary
administrator br the Surrogate
Gordons widow and daughter afterward
made an agreement whereby the estate was
divided between them and they made an
amicable settlement with the other relatives
There was no further trouble until last May
when Information came from Paris that Mary
Agnes Gordon had died there and left her
snare of the estate to two persons entirely Ig
noring her relatives These two persons were
Pauline Theresa Iteltz a hairdresser with
whom she had become Infatuated and whom
She took to Europe and Bamuol chard
Ituyssenaers of Bteeg Holland to whom It Is
said she was engaged to be married The pro
ponents ot the will assert that she was under
engagement of marriage but the contestants
say they can prove that she was Huyssenacrs
mistress tthe was a woman ot very eccentric
habit and many remarkable escapades are
related ol her
When the relatives found themselves cut off
by Miss Gordons will they began a contest A
will alleged to have been made by Mr Gordon
In 1HG8 was discovered In the possession of
Henry C Adamp of Orange N J Mr Adamss
father was an old friend of Mr Gordon and he
drew the will but be bad forgotten all about It
The will was found among the papers ot the
elder Adams It disposed of the estate In this
manner A home was provided for the widow
and daughter with 11200 a year to maintain
it The residue of the estate including the
Dress works ana exclusive of the widows
dower was divided as follows Onequarter to
Mary Agnes for her UM during her lifetime
onequarter to Gordons nephew A Sidney
Doane oneqnartar to Cutbbert 0 Gordon
the testators brother and remaining quar
ter to be equally divided between his two
There were other bequests to his own rela
tives and the relatives of his first wife and sec
ond wife Thin will was offered for probate In
New Jersey and was admitted by the Chancel
lor AOellna J Gordon a sister of the testator
and William H Corbln were appointed admin
istrators The contestants ot the will of Mary
Agnes Gordon declare that the 186H will of Mr
Gordon IH the only genuine document extant
and as by its provisions she had only life In
terest In the estate she could not bequeath It
to anybody It is asserted on the other hand
that the will Is a forgery and seen If It were
genuine it should have been offered for pro
bate In Brooklyn where Gordon had been liv
ing some time before his death Gordons
widow who married again la now dead and
she left her property to her husband Chan
cellor McGIll said It would take time to Took
Into the case and he reserved his decision
It Came Down TJpon VI1IB flood and Pc
hermes llrmman I Accused or Aaaanlt
Robert Derryman I policeman of the West
Fortyseventh street squad was arraigned In
the Torkvllle Police Court yesterday afternoon
on I charge of feloniously assaulting Andrew
Will an old man who lives at Ml West Forty
first street The complaint which was made
by the Injured mans daughter Maggie alleges
that at about midnight on Sunday Will
who lives on the second floor heard a
noise In the hallway and went out to
InYataat te Without warning be was as
saulted by Berryman who beat him about
the head and body with his night Htlck Maggie
ale stepped In front of her fattier and the oils
cer struck ber In the eye with his Hot Maggie
vas disabled and her father was beaten into
Insensibility Alter the policeman left the
house The 01 W mAD was taken Into his ro m
Ir ilobert iS Kolb issued a certIficate that
Will was suffering with concussion of the
Will nand other I1Jnrla and because of his
advancel years JDlllbt dIe
Eorrrrann gnif that two men were brawling
In Went Fortysecond street and when he ap
proached they ran into the tenement house in
which Will lives The offlecr followed them
and as seen as he got into the dark hallway be
was assaulted by several men He defended
hlmBolf and finally put his asnallants to night
He was considerably bruised himself and con
sidered himself fortunate In getting out of the
house nitre According to the certificate of the
police surgeon Will Is merely suffering from a
scalp wound and bruises and will be out In a
Capt McBvoy asked that the accused officer
be paroled In bits custody but this Justice
Talntor refused to do and committed him
without ball for examination thin morning
Tfcey Hefnaed to Work After onra m4
War Reported as iBrabordlnut
Postmaster Von Cott will Investigate today
the cases of tl > e seven letter earners from
Postal Station B who wore suspended for In
subordination Edward M Morgan General
Superintendent of the City Delivery says that
the labor of collecting the mall was unusually
revere last Friday on account of the valentines
Early ID the dar the carders were able to make
their trips pretty regularly but toward even
Ine many 01 them were unite unable to deliver
theIr collection promptly All cams with nil
loads to the otllce and eoveral bad to gel boys
to halo them carry In the valentines
All carriers are required to face up the
letters the bring In In order that the stamper
may cnucal the Ktami anally The seven sus
pended men urrlved at the station with their
last collections at 10 oclock In the evening
and two of thorn refused to face up their
letters on the around that their working day
ended at 10 The other five tollovced their ex
ample M A Wlzner In charge of the office
at the time told the mvn be would be obliged
to renort them for Insubordination Ujhey Tlld
not cemplete their work as usual Tnay left
the office
The fIlii were reported to Mr Morgan and
were susnendait penning the review of the
cases by Postmaster Van Colt If the charges
against the men are sustained today they
will be dismissed
The Fluuibtit Trenton to be flouted
HAS FiUNrihcn Feb HI Advices from
Fnmoa per ntconmlilp Alraeda state that
wrocUvrx barn Ijfgun work on the vessels sub
merged in Apia harbor and that It Is exi > eoted
that the United States flagship trenton
wrecked In the storm of March 101881 will
be floated shortly or as soon as the belters
van be removed from ike vessel
Dr Veaeer ToU Kseentor Tnngknn It was
Cruel Is Aak the eyIng Mnn to Slant
Dr R W Wltoox one ot the witnesses ot D
B Fayerweathers codicil ot Nov 11 1890
which was destroyed before the testators
death testified In the Surrogates Court yes
terday In the will contest that Mr Paver
weather said before executing the codicil that
Its effect as he understood It would be lo
leave the residuary estate to colleges and
Dr M R Tedder was recalled and tn
answer to Mr Coudert for the defendants said
that dying man frequently while In Intense
pain would acquiesce In almost anything and
might nod in the negative or affirmative
Doctor did yon on the 16th of November
say to Mr Vaughan that Mr Fayerweathor
wai a dying man and ought not to be called
upon to execute any Important or complicated
Dr Tedder said that he had so Informed Mr
a Was It the sot that he was not competent
to execute the paper
This question was ruled out but attar an ar
gument Dr Tedder was allowed to answer
that It was true that Mr Fayerweather was
What effect did bis falling condition have
upon his mental condition as to the resistance
of Importunities
It weakened him mentally and physically
His mental condition was not as accurate and
thought more slowly
In answer to further questions Dr Tedder
fid tbat Mr Farerneather executed the codi I
cil ot lsovll with considerable mental anti
physical difficulty and was just about com
petent toexecnlo It
Dr Tedder sold that he saw Mr Payer
weather between 11 and 12 In the morning and
at 7 and 10 P M on Nov 18 the day he slimed
codicil No 4 and died and at none ot these
hours was he competent to execute any Im
portant papers In the forenoon he asked Mr
Payerweather some questions but Mr Payer
feather could not answer except br nodding
Be spoke about 7 oclock that evening After
that lie answered by shaking me head
Is It not true asked Mr Coudert that
people In that condition will acquiesce In al
most anything r
That has been my experience
a Did you use the word cruelty In your con
versation with Mr Taughanr
I said I thought it was cruel to ask a man
In hts condition to execute au Important
paper Th Doctor continued that Mr Fayerweath
era eyesight had been falling for two years
He had treat difficulty In eeelnc at times and
the witness gave bin a magnifying class
Mr Parsons for the will asked If the wit
ness had not on some occasion remarked
upon the clearness of Mr Fayerweathere
mind to the last Not down to the last
said the Doctor I said he was clear to the
last referring to his general physical con
dillon He tried to make known some want It
mar have been for a glass of water or some
thing else 1 asked him If be wanted water I
do not think he could reason
The witness means said Mr Rollins that
Fayerweather was conscious
I would rather have the witness state ex
olalmed Mr Parsons
Then Mr Parsons asked the Doctor he had
Sot suggested that the codicil be executed on
atttrday Instead of Monday
I sold u bad better be executed at once
now said the Doctor I dont hold myself
responsible for Its execution
The witness rememberedf that Mr aoseph
Joyce asked him If air Fayerweather wa
Insane and he replied that be was sane This
was ou Nov 10 and there were several others
present Miss Amelia Joyce told him on the
same day that a very Important paper had to
txi signet by Mr Fnyenveathernnd It was then
he made the remark that It would be cruel to
ask him toslgnlt
Dr Vedder said he had often talked with Mr
Fayerweather about his relations with Mr
BUghan ant his Impression was that Mr Fay
erweather felt grateful to l Vaughan and did not
like Mrs Fnyerweathers relatIves
Why did you say that Mr FMyerweatlter
should have signed the paper than and there
when yon now assert that It would have been
acruelty to make hIm sign it
Because promptly replied Dr Tedder I
had a suspicion that the paper was not on the
premises at the tlmer
The case will go on tomorrow
H ndcmrt and Broom DF Day and Sweep
log Muchlnei by Night
Ton should have seen Commissioner Beat
ties squad of street cleaners In their pictur
esque march to work yesterday morning each
man pushing a bright red cart ahead ot him
and armed with a broom a shovel and a hoe
It was the first day of the experiment of clean
ing the streets In a prescribed district with
brooms by day and with machines In a paral
lel district by night These are the plans too
ommended by Mayor Grants advisory com
mittee which was appointed to help solve the
problem of keeping the streets clean
There were eightytwo men In the sub
division that started out yesterday morning to
sweep all the streets between Twentyeighth
to Thirtyfourth streetsand from riverto river
Each man had a block to sweep Fortyeight
onehorse Iron carts carried off the refuse At
G oclock those sixteen miles of streets were
probably cleaner than New Yorkers ever saw
them before on a rainy day
Commissioner Ueattie spent most of the day
at the stables of the department Seventeenth
street and Avenue 0 where ba received re
port of how things were going He was Im
mensely pleased with the plan
In the evening the streets from Thirtyfourth
to Fortysecona street and from river to river
were invaded by another gang with four two
horse sweepIng machines Tho Improvement
In the new system lies In tho fact that the
refuse Is swept In piles by men who follow the
machines and is carted away before the eight
Is over At present the accumulations are left
in tb streets to be scattered about the follow
lag day before the carte arri
BolliiystOms will be kept In operaton for
thirty days The hand sweepers with their
brooms hoes shovels and bright f fed carts
will sweep the same streets every day while
the machines will do likewise at night and
after this tent and a consideration ot the cost
of each system a choice will be made
Poisoned at mn Antopajr
Deputy Coroner William T Jenkins baa been
confined to his house 109 East Twentyslxtli
street with blood poisoning In both hands
When he WM poisoned Dr Jenkins said last
evening be did not know Both hands began
to swell on Tuesday but bo did not BO to bed
until Sunday when he bad a severe chill A
physician was summoned yesterday to attend
to the wounds and lu the afternoon Dr Jan
kins went to attend a Coroners cane It will be
a week however before be can make nn
It is third time the deputy Coroner has
been poisoned at an autopsy A scratch so
minute tbat it IB Invisible Is sufficient to set
the poison working It le not male with tbe
physicians Unite but by accidentally hitting a
Broker Laettg Arrested for Assault
Arnold Lustlg a broker at B9 Liberty street
was arrested yesterday by a deputy sheriff
upon on order of Judge McCarthy of the City
I Court In a suit brought by Dr George W Weld
to recover 1000 damages for assault He gate
ball and was released Luotlir lives at the
Windsor Hotel and ir Weld at 13 West Twen
I tysixth street The latter soi s that Uistlg on
NOT It assaulted him with a heavy waiting
stick and Injured him so badly that he was
confined to bed for several days
Drnmlter Ctoble Heap
John R Cobb the Collector of Arrears of
Taxes who defaulted for 12600 and fled from
Newark was seen In Winslow Ariz recently
by Register Richard A Oean of Newark
Cogan nays Goble bought a ticket fiom there to
bt Diego via Los Angeles over the honthern
Pacific He Is thought to le either In Lower
California or Mexico now
They Met In a Vienna Bake Shop and She
Wooed HIm With Pie
Mr MatnNanbl known in English as Stand
ing Bear a fullblooded Sioux who accom
panied Buffalo Bills Wild West show to
Europe three years ago returned yesterday oa
the steamship Scandia with a handsome blue
eyed German bride and a twoyearold boy
the first halfbreed born on Austrian soil
Standing Boar Is a straightlimbed dignified
child ot the prairie In tho early prime of his
manhood He took a dr oT In Vienna while
the Wild West show was exhibiting there and
strolled around the city Ho is Inordinately
fond of pastry awl < l hapoened to pass a bakers
shop In the window of which was a tempting
display He had a pocketful of marks and he
went in pot 11 coIn in the counter and Indi
cated to the comely and plump young woman
who smiled at htm and asked him dulcet
Ueimnn what ho would have that he wanted
a Die thus asserting his right to the proud title
of American
Now it chanced that the young woman had
been a widow for just a year and und a great
lunging for another partner Hho noted that
the med man was tall mid graeolul that be had
attratnd a great crowd of folks In front of the
bakery and that counties German noses were
pressed against the window to frho thottcht
what a biz boom her business would have If
sbo could have the red man as a permanent
attraction Sbo made up tier mind In a mo
ment that she would woo the warrior and try
ti cot up n little Wild West show of hoi own
Wheu MatuNashlhadHticouipassed bis pie
slit bide him sit down and dignified by sun
dry gestures that if be would be might eat nil
the pies in tbo liakeiy Ho understood her
ana prom that day btandlnc Bear was missed
from the Wild H ret Know Alter they had livin
living together five months the widow thought
it was about time to call In a clergyman and
she was made Mrs standing lear
She mails an effort to teach her husband
German but it was too hard for hint and o
she decided to let him teach her buiux bbs
was an apt pupil and noon was nearly as good
a talker as Standing Dear Besides her half
breed boy Mrs standing Bear brings with her
a threeyearold Teuton the child of her for
mer husband and her mother and father
They are all going to South Dakota
Or for Anybody El In Chlcitgo ITnleee Ap
plication Come In Correct Xecfenleml Form
CHICAGO Fob 16 President Gage of the
Worlds Fair directory cent a letter to Mayor
Cregler today calling attention to the danger
of serious labor riots at Jackson Park and the
necessity of police protection Before answer
lug It the Mayor held a consultation with the
Corporation Counsel and the latter was In
structed to draw up on opinion on the matter
The conclusion was reached that the city
conlu not undertake to keep a force of police
on the ground in anticipation of trouble but
that In case of a riot police will be sent
to suppress It Tho request for such a
force under such circumstances must
come from the MarIa Uoiiimlsaloners not
from he contrafltois or Worlds Fair offi
cials although the Commissioners are not
on the around and are ftedom In session The
main points In Support of the conclusion were
toat the Darker are under the direct control of
the Park Commissioners und are provided
with their own police and that therefore the
city ban no right to Interfele except by request
ot the Pirk lommfslon Second that If the
report Is true that italians are aliens they are
not entitled to police protection as under an
act passed by the Legislature In 1HHQ It Is mad
unlawful for any Hoard commission ollioer
or contractor acting for or under any munici
pality to employ aliens The force of Park
police In Jackson Park at present does not ex
ceed half a dozen men
Malt AcalnM the Vnltod State Involving
Nearly 400
BostoN Feb 10Botween 3500000 and
4000000 Is the amount Involved In a salt In
which Judge Colt gave a hearing this morning
In the United States Circuit Court The case
Is that of Charles Head administrator for the
estate ot William M3mootagalnut Samuel W
Porter who Is the armorer at the Springfield
armory The claim of the plaintiff Is that the
United Slates Government which is the real
defendant bas for many years been Infringing
upon a patent belonging to the plaintiff grant
ed for a device for ejectmgcat trldges and taeed
In tIe manufacture of Hprinallald rifles The
hearing ia on a plea as to jurisdiction filed by
United States District Attorney Allen The
position taken by Mr Allen Is that this Is an
action In tort and that no such suit can be
tnalninlned In the Circuit or District courts
It was hrnucht In ltiItnnI > l the act of Congress
giving to imnlos a right tonne In the ircuit
or District Court was not passed until 1887
Converta Ilieplised Through thee lee
PROvIDENcE Feb 1C Twenty members of
the Hftitlfit church oa Black Island of which
the Rev Mr Blown Is pastor were baptized on
Hunday A big hole was cut through the Ice
amid 1arron Brown with those of bli flock who
were dad In scant ralmeut of white walked
into tie freezIng waters mind were Completely
sitbmurcrit A wellknown Newport lady who
was visiting thei island and who chanced to
witness tin Ieramony wmiied to stop the hap
tism bh became < iulte excited declarlngtbat
the converts woufl lioiomo the victims ot
pncuimnla anil ills flhj nan Informed that It
was tbf ancient customS < ol the Island and of
flte IlupMt Interim miJ that It marie no dif
bretts bow tilt marcurr stood the baptlan
ulvvnyj occurred nben arranged for
Tile Theatre MuilAffrrft Are on Top
BALTIMOBK rot > 16 In the CIty Council to
night tlm ordlnince Increasing the coat of
tbeutio nnd circus lIcenses was recommitted
The theatrical managers made a determined
effort to kill It bnt the motion to postpone In
diflrlt Ic was defeated by a small majority It
U understood that the ordinance will be modi
fied and than reported bock The clause In
creasing theatrical licenses will probably Be
eliminate I while that taxing circuses will be
reduced from KW for etch performance to
about sItu
Two More Bnby World
BOSTON Tel C A rnbu inorhace to liar
rrrl I < iillivn Obnprxaorv iiiinnuriCHii Iiiu die >
ooerv of Iwo morn a tein d < by Cliarluls and
MlllOevI Tb lr riltlonn fur midnight
JBti lit are lllubt kcnenuion B hours 17 mm
utei declination north 16 16 anti right as
nsion B hours 18 minutes declination north
Hnalon Their dally motions are about minus
i In right ascension ani plus i la dtellMttak
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