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hl *PSTSY1LI,E GAZETTE POMP ANY, _“With Charity for All, and Malice Towards None.” &UBS0BIPTI05: $1.50 tjm Amhuh. VOLUME VIII._HUNTSVILLE, ALA., SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1887. NUMBER 20. SEWS IN BRIEF. CoapUcd from Various beared. rr Secretary Manning’s health is re tn have grown worse since his ar g, England. t«e total debt of the United States is 1 <1 708 07 513 64 14 wa3 decreased SlgltArch n3,803 467.71. , WITSEssin the Haddock murder trial iNimixCitv, la., testified on the 3d that J ;a," Leavitt tire the fatal shot necretart Lamar has asked for troops “be sent to Oklahoma to keep out the threatened invasion of boomers this spring. __ JtME* B. Robinson, of Fargo, Dak., has been disbarred from practising as an at torney before the Interior Department, its bureaus and local offices. ----—~ Revolutionary movements in Bulgaria are becoming alarmingly frequent, the hands of Russian emissaries being plainly visible wherever trouble occurs. Mas. General Logan is said to have ttr-od authoress, a novel from her pen l mWashington society being in readiness 1 togoiatoths hands of the printer. ymof disasters to sealing vessels off Jeirfoundland continues to ho received, ^it is estimated that the loss of life tviil aggregate several hundred persons. It is th? opinion in European diplomatic circles that the Czar of Russia will soon ie i iven into war if for no other reason to to divert tho attention of internal ag istors. The comments of the London papers on tie';ow Land bill, and on the popular feeling over proposed coercion legislation, trenot very encouraging to the govern lent side. Formal comolaint has been made to the C.vl-Service Commission against Collec trSeeburger, of Chicago, charging him vUiviolation of the law. He will have a searing about April 12. Sentiment in Canada is reported to be realizing strongly against the govern* rat's Anti-Bait bill. It is claimed that temensure will prove more detrimental tCauada than to Americans. i Antoine, a member of the Reichstag fe Alsace-Lorraine, has been expeled tethat country by the German Govern ®- and escorted across the frontier, expulsion has greatly incensed tho 3Suce of Paris and France generally. fWiiATic denials are made of the re vs of ex-Sccretary Manning’s serious mss in England. Ho is said to have atlv improved since his arrival in Lou is- At last accounts he was staying at eridale Hall. Bournemouth. I:f. Inter-State Commerce Commission " mg to have its hands full. Georgia i?r?sentatives, who were first to tender crratulations on the passage of the c.are also first to discover that the •Bsarily revised freight tariffs are go I to work ruin to the Southern shippers. 'tcretart WuiTXErhas approved the -on of the board appointed to select the t's lor the two new dry docks au t-aed by the last Congress. The docks cbe located at the New York and Nor wrards, and will be built by contract : ue general plan of the Simpson dry •• I' -RRtotal redemption of trade dollars, **r‘tdingto the latest returns, amounts v'- redemptions are slow -•'si.tato that there are less of those •••'^•tatonce th in was first supposed. 'c ^ aght that the entire redemp Uot exceed *0,000,0JO or $7, !I8TIAX 0I" Denmark has been ,r‘, f'0;n St. Petersburg that anoth * Mkvessfu! attempt has been made iepi V'r s lir°- News has also been • of the discovery of a conspiracy KTfi:-UCaSUS' ():ie hundred officers of ; ‘sgarrison have been arrested for the plot. Coim ■ --• Wow7°KEU. Sparxs of the General fc'.-srl'Vlas issaetl an order creating nri; ar<^ to 'vlli<‘h all contest cases nsv U?' 01 hereafter arising, in the tbepfif1, ana f,l!Dlite lands divisions, tt w°n'aJ f°r examination and de (j. er ac*L*on is taken by this if";??!l 1 ,;itest case, it will go to the ‘“Hsview. IbtNVv7 of Win. K'ssane. the fu ^0rlt forger, who disappeared !>\f- 7-Vears ago, seems to be settled *i»«0»lam R R >gors, a wealthy ranch ^Caoma bounty, Cal. He is said one of General Walker’s fili ^ihParty in Nicaragua, and to have ’^Est»ac U31u'atod wealth by a lucky ^ fstr'kem Nevada. pj,, ~ — h!ar;p.. ter-General has issued a %aio'.|frto postmasters calling at advantages of the special i to nte.ai uud urSing them to com * ice. ° tbe Pobtio as worthy of He Vulue, he says, will grow ^jf n dl of ils business, every in ^olirLr<ma:?e bringing with it the ““creased efficiency. ^C*Wr>r ~ —--— \ *5 uav-'.f ,IwUWlCK’ who has been on JHin L'>nHttacb3 of the American °j arrived in Washing Kent. Han(! re?orted ^ the Naval bus!ne33 *9 to consult 0f ;hetlt ln reference to the whi-i, \new fi>u K)-ton armored £ tor ft* C^rd has completed Uht ??h0 Bartholdi statue i.11*Pla (,! 00’lIslund- A strong iJ^cthc li’-iitl11 'd° t0l'Ch, live addi ^ taking ui;* be plac3d around £ »»4 a "un ‘ !t'3UOf .such bgbts ltd.>d^ plare“ -1 °f incandescent «i35 !i»h* tr!vthe mtcrior of the H^'txsoQQ of ,,be P'aced in the ^^taeworii m°8t P°vverfl11 PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Lewis Stewart, colored, was hanged at Laurens, S. C., on the 1st, for the murder of his wife. Legal proceedings have been instituted against the captain of the bark Ad a Mel more, which collided with the British emigrant ship Kapunda, off the Brazilian coast, January 20, when the latter was sunk and over three hundred persons drowned. The captain of the Ada Mel more is charged with infringing on the regulations to prevent collisions. Investigation into the affairs of A. M. StantoD, of Detroit, Mich., who ran away with the funds, of George K. Sistare & Son, of Now York, shows a shortage of *28,000. The fine Roman amphitheater, in Aus tria, on the Adriatic, suddenly collapsed on the 2d, and fell into an immense chasm which opened on the site, and from this chasm volcanic vapors are now emitted. A large tenement building in Pitts burgh, Pa., was destroyed by fire on the 21, and ten families lost all their worldly possessions, some of them narrowly es caping with their lives. Dr. Charles Bruil, of Avoca, Wis., has been arrested and lodged in jail on a charge of having poisoned his wife. The murdered girl at Rahway, N. J., has again been identified, this time as Wilhelmina Johnson, of Brooklyn. TnREE Russians, who attempted to as sassinate the Czar on March 13, have been hanged at St. Petersburg. By a railroad collision on the Canada Southern section of the Michigan Central railroad, near St. Thomas, Ont., on the 2d, two brakemen were killed and a large amount of rolling stock wrecked. A successful trial of the Terry cable system forstreet railways was made upon an experimental track in St. Louis on the 2d, and it seems to be the coming motor for that city. The Irish constable Dorney, who re fused to take part in the arrest of Father Ryan, has been dismissed from the force. Tho government will not prosecute him. Work on the guns for the new war-ships is being pushed at the Washington Ord nance foundry. Mrs. Nellie Smith, of 10 Harper’s court, Brooklyn, visited Rahway, N. J., on the 31, and said that she identified the body of the murdered girl as that of her former servant, named Sophia Smith. The Pope has sent a confidential com munication to Prussian bishops, inviting suggestions as to the feasibility of es tablishing munciature at Berlin for Prus sia, or one munciature for the whole of Germany. Queen Victoria held a reception at the Villa Edelweiss, Cannes, on the 3J, grant ing audience to the moat prominent En glish sojourners and permanent residents there, together with the officials of the town. At a meeting of Cincinnati Typographi cal Union No. 3, on the 3d, the price of composition was raised from forty cents to forty-five cents per 1,0'H) ems on morn ing papers, and a proportionate advance on afternoon sheets and job work. About thirteen thousand applications for Mexican pensions have been filed, but they have hardly begun yet to come out of the mill, although one hundred volunteer clerks are wonting on them over-time. Seven were granted last week, but they had been made special under the general provisions of the Pension Office. In a short time, however, it. is expected the preliminary work will bo over, and then they will be granted at the rate of a thou sand or more a week. Two more bodies have been discovered in the ruins of the Richmond Hotel at Buffalo, N. Y.—those of a man and a woman. They were found near the cen ter of the building. Their identity so far remains a mystery. A man named O’Rourke has been ar rested at Niagara Falls on suspicion of being the person who recently robbed the express messenger on the West shore railroad. Chicago and Cincinnati carpenters are out on a strike. As the result of a flood at Ingersoll, Ont., on tho4th, six persons are reported drowned. A vicious convict named Cunningham attempted to assault Judge Moore in the Brooklyn Court of Sessions on the 4th. News from Afghanistan indicates that a bloody civil, and perhaps international, war is not far distant. Judge William S. Pierce, a leading spirit of anti-slavery days and for over twenty years past on the bench, died on the 4th at Philadelphia. The American students at a Catholic college in Rome on the 4th paid tributes of regard to Cardinal Gibbons jonx L. Sullivan was introduced to the President on the 4th, and the latter “re spectfully declined” a course of exercise with the Bostonian for teacher. Tiie new government scheme for Al sace-Lorraine has been completed. Among the “reforms” is an addition of 3,000 troops to the Strasburg garrison. A committee has been appointed from the Virginia Legislature to meet a com mission of foreign bondholders and make an effort to settle the State debt. Three Cuban fiends, guilty of horrible murders and barbarities, were legally executed recently at Santiago de Cuba by shooting. A rare scene of defiant bravado was witnessed. General John McNulta, of Blooming ton, 111., has been appointed receiver of the Wabash railway lines east of the Mis sissippi river, to succeed Judge Cooley. Trouble has arisen between England and Venezuela, and England is concen trating naval and military forces in the port of Caracas, the Venezuelan capital. H. S. Canfield, the reporter who was imprisoned at Austin, Tex., by order of the Legislature, has sued tho members of that body for damages aggregating tl 10, 025. A conference composed of delegations representing the British colonial posses sions opened in London on the 4th. Lord Salisbury, British prime minister, gave his views on imperial federation. General W. P. Edgakton, formerlv chief postal inspector at St. Louis and af terwards transferred to Boston, from which point he was recently moved to tl.c Pennsylvania division, has resigned. Two freight trains were badly wrecked in a collision at B jlivur, Pa., on the Penn sylvania railroad on tho 4th. Two cars of cotton caught fire and were entirely cob , euined. Frank Kerner, who choke! his wife to death and was convicted of murder in the second degree at Reading, Pa., was sen tenced on the 4th, by Judge Ermentrout, to twelve years separate and solitary con finement at hard labor in the Berks Coun ty prison. John H. Barron, president of the New Hampshire Cattle Company, and a promi nent citizen, shot himself at the office of the corporation in Concord on the 4th. He was alive at last accounts, but there was slight hope of his recovery. He is sup posed to have been temporarily insane. Ax unknown large two-masted schooner ran between Nantucket and Hyannis dur ing the storm on the 2d and sunk, only the mastheads being visible from the shore. A boat was sent to her rescue on the 4th, but the vessel’s crew were not found and are supposed to have been lost. A large quantity of dynamite used for blasting, and stored in a frame shanty on the outskirts of Reading, Pa., exploded on the 4th. Andrew Lueti had both legs j blown off and will die. Two others, Italians, names not ascertained, were fearfully injured, one having his body torn open. Hainuel Wertz was also badly hurt. The cause of the explosion is un known. The boiler in George Crawford’s saw mill on the river bank below Mill Creek, O., exploded on the 4’h. It was thrown high in the air and falling crushed a shantyboat in the river, instantly killing Mrs. Lizzie Grant. Her husband and her mother-in-law were but a few feet away, but were unharmed. James King, Jeff Vangerden, Lewis Elret and Matthew Asher, employes of the mill, were a'l slightly hurt. Ax animated scene was witnessed on the 4th in the British House of Commons because of some severe strictures used by a member on the Speaker's conduct in connection with the cloture debate. M. Katkoff, editor of the Moscow Ga zette, has been condemned to death by the executive committee of the revolution ists at St. Petersburg. He has received his death warrant, duly signed and coun tersigned. Delegates representing the milling in terests of Scotland met at Glasgow on the 4t.h and passed resolutions demanding of the government the imposition of the duty upon foreign flour. The Secretary of the Interior has issued rules for the government of the Yellow stone Park. These rules prohibit the kill ing of game, catching of fish, cutting of timber, defacement of geysers, and sell ing of liquors within the boundaries of tli3 park, and seek, by their strict enforce ment to preserve the natural beauty of the park. Secretary Wiiitxey has decided to or dor that the historic battleship Koarsarge be repaired at Portsmouth, N. H., despite the fact that the old vessel is almost worn out. The decision encourages naval offi cers to hope that the Hartford, another of the famous wooden vessels, will be kept afloat as long as possible. March fires, according to the New York Commercial-Bulletin's estimate. cost the United States and Canada §10,450,000, or §3,000,000 above the average in that month for a dozen years past. The number of large fires was extraordinary, there hav ing been twenty-five where the reported loss was §100,000 and more. At this rate, says the Bulletin, the losses of 1817 will ex ceed those of lSSti, which was an excep tional year. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Three men charged with counterfeiting were arrested in Franklin county, Ala., on the 5th. They made and are supposed to have circulated extensively in the South a first-rate counterfeit of the silver dollar. Sam Small, the co-worker of Sam /ones, is reported dying at his home iu Al'a ua. At Dubuque, la., on the 4th, the Knights of Labor ticket made a lull sweep, elect ing every man on the city ticket and every Alderman. It was a complete revolution and surprise. Wm. Kelley, a horse thief, escaped from jail at Helena, Ark., on the 3d, by knocking the jailor down and escaping through the door. A company composed of Cincinnati, Nashville, Louisville and Chattanooga capitalists, has purchased 75,000 acres of min-ral lauds at Alardt, Teun. George K. Sistare & Son, the Broad street brokers, have been notified that their Detroit agent, Alexander M. Stanton, has left for parts unknown. An accountant has been sent to Detroit, and is now exam ining the books of Mr. Stanton. From all indications it seems that there is a short age of $50,000. It is stated, on what 19 believed to De trustworthy authority, that there will soon be published a novel on Washington so ciety from the pen of Mrs. Gen. Logan. The munuscript is complete and ready for the printer. Tue Interstate Commerce Commission began active work on the 2d. President Garrett has issued a circu lar requesting the return of all interstate passes on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail road. The Texas Senate, on the 2d, by a vote of 32 to 5, refused to adopt a concurrent resolution legislating District Judge Frank Willis out of office. The resolution had passed the Lower House on charges pre ferred by the Attorney-General, alleging that Judge Willis, by his rulings from the bench and complicity with certain large ranch owners in the Pan-handle, had ren dered nugatory the operations of the land inclosure law. Three persons who were concerned ia the attempt to assassinate the Czar by means of bombs in St. Petersburg on March 13th, were hanged on the 30tb. Twenty more officers in various branches of the service have been arrested in con nection with the attempt made against the life of the Czar. It is estimated that the recent enact ment of Congress giving the United States Circuit Courts jurisdiction in civil cases only when the amount involved is $2000 or over, will take from the docket of the United States Court at Oxford, Miss., about GO or 70 per cent, of its civil cases. Ah extra session ol Congress will prob* ably-Be <fcU«4 XcrObtotifer l*t. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, A company is being formel at Shreva port, La., to erect a cotton mill. Postmaster Huger of Charleston, S. CM died a few days ago. He was appinted by President Cleveland. Already there are four or five candidates for the office. A plowman on a farm near Atlanta, Ga., a few days sinco. turned lip $1,103 in gold, supposed to have been buried during the war. Mr. John Green, agod eighty-four, and one of theoldest, if not- the oldest, citizens of liibb County, Ga., is said to be at the point of death. Two prominent lawyers of Newberry, S. C., exchanged nine shots in a crowded court-room a few days since, one of them being fatally wounded. The cotton mills of the West Point (Ga.) Manufacturing Company were totally consumed by fire a few nights ago. The los3 is $203,030; insurance, $I5),00). The Raleigh, (N. C.) Cottonseed Oil mills and fertilizer factory were burned s few days ago. Loss $6 ) 030; insurance $35,0K). The fire was probably accidental. The Tennessee Senate has passed a bil to require railroad companies to establish comfortablo waiting rooms at all station? where tickets are sold, the act to take ef fect six months after passage. During a heavy thunder-storm which swept over Florida, a few nights ago, the lightning set fire to a storein Internachan. a little town about fifteen miles south of Jacksonville. Before the fire was gotten under control two of the largost stores in the place were destroyed; also, two pri vate residences and one office, causing t loss of fully $3,003. Cattle in the Texas drought district are reported perishing for water. A one-hundred-and-two-year-old woman in Rockdale County, Ga., can thread a needle a3 easily as any one, and walks five miles a d iv regularly. There is a farm one hundred miles long and one hundred miles wide in Louisana It cost $50,030 to fence it. A great chicken main is arranged tc take place at Parkersburg, Va., during the Easter holidays. About two hundred battles will be fought. A. M. Smith, a lawyer of Calvert, Tex., was foully murdesed while plowing in his fi.'ld a fewday3 ago, by some unknown person. A po'ato crop disease, called the “bi ght,” has broken out in Louisiana, and is doing great damage. Pears are expressed in the South that the fruit cop has been injured by recent fros!s, and already experts are giving varied and differing testimony in the mat ter. Captain C. E. Dutton, of the Gcolosica' Survey, in studying upon the Charleston earthquake, ascertained that the waves traveled between four thousand and five thousand meters per second. A man with a wonderful beard lias been attracting attention in Runnels County, Tex. It is alleged that he ties it about his neck for a muffler, uses it as a che3t-protector, and curls up under it at night instead of using blankets. Mrs. John Kennedy, of Louisville, Ky.. has just been committed to an insan. asylum for entertaining the strange hal lucination that her real husband and her two children have been spirited away and others substituted in their siead. . A fire at Columbus, Ga., a few days ago, destroyed the shoe s:ore of W. R. Bedell and the clothing store of J. K. Har ris & Co. Bedell’s loss is §11,0 )3; insur ance, ?r,000. Harris & Co.’s 1 ss is $18,030; Insurance, $10,'X)0. The dry goods store of J. A. K rve.i & Co. was slightly damaged by smoke and water. Loss covered by in surance. Sear Beulah, Miss., a few evenings since, W. L. Lowe, a member of the Leg islature from Bolivar County, shot Char lie Yaman several times, from the result of which Yaman died three hours after ward. As far as can be learned the diffl ;ulty arose through Yaman’s intimacy with Lowe’s wife. Betsy Cook, colored, living a few mile from Brook haven, Miss., went to a fiek to work a few days ago, leavin g he three small children to take care of their house. On her return she found the house in ashes and her three children burned to death. Mother Sympporas, of tie Bisters of Lorette, was buried at Montgomery, Ala., a few days ag >. She had been for several years Mother Superior of the Raman Cath olic convent there, and was greatly beloved by the whole communitv. She was born at Lirette, Ky., forty-five years ago, ot parents named Warren, and dedicated her life to the sisterhood at the age of fif teen. A jury at D lingerfleld, Tex., in the cas> of Mrs. Culberson against the Lis’ Lin railroad, a branch of tie Missouri Paeifli for damages for killing her husband, a conduc or on that road, brought in a ver dict assessing the damages at §12,1*0— §6,003 for the support of herself and $1,000 each for the support of her two little chil dren. Tarleton Steel, colored, killed his wife with an axe a few days ago, near Ada Ala., in a dispute. He then took be body into the woods about a mile inland, piled brush on it and poured kerosene over it and burned the body. Ti;e negro was jailed and confesses the crime. The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overruled the petition for a hearing in the case of John J. Cornelison vs. Coir>n:.on wealth. This is Cornelisou's last resor' to evade the punishment decreed against him for assaulting with a cowhide Judge Richard Reid, in Mount Sterling, in May, !8?4. The prospects for the peach crop in Kentucky are good; also for other fruits to the extent of their culture. Fruit raisers in Louisiana are sanguine as to the prospects for good crops. Early ▼tgetables are in excdlent condition. Reports from various portions of Mis sissippi give good p-oinise for abundant crops of all kinds of fruits in the absence of future adverse conditions. Tennessee correspondents agree on the good prospect for the coming peach crop, and in locations where small fmits r r given attention large returns are iooket for. Much attention ;s being paid in som sections to tomato culture. Late frosts have materially lessened the truck gardeners’ prospects in Alabama, and the season will bo, as a rule, an un profitable one. Fruits promise only s moderate refura. CALIFORNIA’S SENSATION. Kissane'g Identity with William K. Rogers a Wealthy Sonoma County Ranch Owner, Pretty Clearly Established—.Vn Advent urous Career, Covering Many Years, Coming to Eight. San Francisco, April 4.—At last the | mystery is solved and the question, “Who is Kissane?” that set the city by the ears for the past week is answered. William . Kissane is known here as AVm. K. Rogers, ! a wealthy farmer of Sonoma Cauuty. There are many strongly ’'omantic feat ures in the story, not the least remark able being the fact that Kissane has a brother living in San Francisco under an other name, and who is one of her most influential citizens. It is this brother’s influence, embracing as it does railroad and legal and masonic circles, that has so effectually stopped the publication of the expose. Although the name was known Friday night, and although it is known that more than one paper had the full story in type, not one word was printed Saturday morning, and, in the evening the New York dispatches con cerning the matter were suppressed. A German paper—The Dcmokrat— alone broke the compact of silence. Kissane’s story is this: He had a shoe factory in Cincinnati in 1853, which burned down in a mysterious manner one night. The fire also destroyed an adjoining soap factory of Pope & Corder, bringing the families of the members of this firm tc beggary. A son-in-law of Pope named Darr came to California a few years ago, recogniz’d Kissane, and notified the Chemical Bank. After the fire Kissane and others chartered the steamer Martha Washington, and ostensibly loaded her with boots and shoes. During her trip the steamer was destroyed by fire, several lives being lost. Charges of mur der and arson followed. Kissane joined Walker’s Nicaragua expedi tion, deserted in 1861, and went to Virginia City, Nev. There he entered into partnership with a man named Gris som, who recently died m the poor-house, and Henderson, now a wealthy man of Santa Clara County. Together they ob tained a mine, paving $15,000 a month, which soon made them rich. Rogers, with his share, bought the old Surf estate near Sonora, and settled down into country life. As to AV. K. Rogers, he be come a friend of Colonel Peter Donohue, and was associated with him in rail road building in 1873. Ha became county supervisor, was m ido president of the board in 1875, and has served without in terruption ever since. Though the present disclosure is the first in the nature of a public sensation, i is by no means the first with which ha has been thieatened. In a quarrel with the Sonoma County paper, in 1873, Rogers’ career was hinted at, and from what can be learned the old man has been pretty freely bled. He is a big, tall fellow, car rying his years and experience wonder fully well, lives in good style, and i* father of two children and step-father ti two grown-up daughters, having married a widow. He enjoys the reputation of be ing an extremely charitable and most in dulgent parent. Kissane’s family reaches from high to low. At the top stands the extremely prominent citizen referred to, next comes Rogers, and last comes a teamster also living in San Francisco who still keeps the .name of Kissane. The el lest Kissane married twice, his second wife being the mother of the influential citizen referred to, so that between him and Rogers half brotherhood only exists. A SUIT FOR BLACKMAIL—-KISSANE’S BROTHER New Yohk, April 4.—The officers of th< Chemical Bunk have received a telegram from General Darr, who is in San Fran cisco, informing them that he had revealed the identity of Kiss--'"''in that city. To a reporter Mr. J. E. Parsons, of the bank subsequently acknowledged that Wm. K. Rogers was the assumed name of Kis sane. The president of the bank, Georgr G. Williams, said: ‘‘The man has not re formed. Half of h s crim’nality in the past has not been told, and his career in California has not been entirely free from dishonor.” Mr. Williams would not say any thing definitely a3 to the offenses committed by Kissane in California, ex cept to intimate that when last heard from he had been on a “spree,” and that his domestic life was not without stain.” General D.irr has taken some initiative steps toward bringing an action agains Mr. J. B. Hart in San Francisco for libel ous utterances concerning himself in as cribing his motive in connection with Kis sane to a desire to levy blackmail. Mr. J. B. Hart,the S.vn Francisco lawyer was again interviews i yesterday,and cool ly denied that Wm. Kissane is at present known in California under the name of William K. Rogers. If Kissane had beei. in Nicaragua, he said, as a member of General Walker’s expedition, he did not know it. The reporter informed Mr. Hart that General Darr had telographel to the Chemical Bank that he had revealed Ki s sane’s identity. Mr. Hart replied: “Well if that is so suit will be brough against General Darr in the morning for blackmail.” One of the points in the strange history which received fresh emphasis yesterdav was the original statement concerningthi brother of Kissane mentioned above, wh' is said to be a very prominent lawyer, re siding in San Francisco. While the position which William Kis sane has achieved in California is said t( have been greatly exaggerated by rumoi and imperfect report, that of his brothei s declared to be really a great dea superior, both in a social and political sense. The lawyer is a man to whom other men look up with the highest re spect—a leader in the best private circles, and the possessor of immense wealth. Having gained these facts in advance, the reporter asked Mr. Hart concerning them. He did not hesitate to confirm the story as above related, although he, of course, firmly declined to give the name of K ssane’s brother. “What is his rank as a lawyer?” was asked. “He is one of tt.3 three or four foremost lawyers of California,” was the reply. “Has he held political office?” “Yes.” “Has he ever been on the bench?” “No.” “Why did he assume a different name than that of bis brother?” “Why, to protect himself from the eon sequences of the possible exposure of tb« iarnr.” THE LIGHT PROBLEM. An Invention Which Promises to Solve the Question of Cheap anti Brilliant Light . for Household and Other Purposes. St. Louis, April 4.—A syndicate of St. Louis men recently organized a company which promises to revolutionize the pres ent mode of illuminating residences. If the object desired is accomplished there ! will be a “slump” in gas stocks and a bulge in “electric” paper. The company has been organized for the purpose of distributing a cheap, durable and satisfactory electric light to dwelling-houses, and the plan of distribution is the same as exemplified by the Julien motor, i. e., storage battery sys tem. Mr. Tripp, the electrician of the new company, and under whose patents the tests will be made, has fitted up a room in the Merchants’ Exchange with the various electric lights now iti use, and displays the method by which the company proposes 1o furnish dwellings, halls, churches, theaters, etc., and do it much cheaper and better than can be done by any gas company. The batteries, Mr. Tripp explained, are so constructed as to retain a heavy charge of electricity. These will be charged by the company and placed in dwellings togather with all fixtures required. The current will be low tension, the battery being so con structed as to return the maximum of electricity and the maximum of tension. It will take two or three weeks of ordina ry dwelling-house consumption to dis charge a battery, and then it will be taken out and replaced by a charged battery. It is alleged that there is not the slightest danger from wires or battery, and that with the aid of a small motor sawing ma chines, etc., can be run by the electric current. Any kind of a light can be fur nished—Edison, Swan or Sun. The latter, which is better adapted to dwellings, will, he thinks, become the most popular. WOULD RATHER NOT. The President Sizes Up John T,. Sullivan, and Concludes to Decline the Latter’s Proffered Services. ■Washington, April 4.—The President shook hands with John L. Sullivan this afternoon, and held a brief conversation with the famous knocker-out and his man ager, Mr. Pat Sheedy. About three hun dred people had already been greeted by the President, when Mr. Sheedy ap proached and said: “Mr. President, 1 want to introduce Mr. Sullivan, who is anxious to have the honor of shaking hands with you. If you should wish any suggestions in way of exorcise, ho’d be just the man to give them. I know he would cure you of any unhealthiness arising from want of exercise.” “I am glad to meot Mr. Sullivan,” said the President, with a smile, as he glanced admiringly at him. “He is not as large a man as I expected to see, but I think I’ll try and cure myself.” While standing on the portico of the White House waiting for a carriage to drive up Sullivan, brawny, rugged and clear-skinned, said: “There’s one thing the President ought to have and that is a course of Turk ish baths, give him a line of them for a couple of months, and a goo 1 rubbing down two or three times a week and he’d be a new man, and I know it So long—I’m going for a bit of a ride—see you to night.” Boston’s fighting hero and his half score of assistant sluggers of lesser fame, give an exhibition here this evening. It was the opinion of those who saw the President to-day that he never looked bet ter. He seems to h ive grown thinner in the past month. The clear eye and healthy look on the cheek indie ite that he is in perfect health, a very practical con tradiction of all stories of possiblo indis position. IMPORTANT EVIDENCE. The Testimony of Miss Emma Lewis, Who Saw Watt and Schwartz Dividing Their Ill-Gotten Wealth, and Overheard a Por tion of 1 heir Conversation. Mounts, 111., April 4.—The testimony in the trial of Schwartz and Watt this morn ing was quite tame, but there was a stir in the court-room in the afternoon, when Miss Emma Lewis, of Chicago, took the stand, for it was known that she is one of the strongest witnesses for the prosecu tion. After relating in detail the appa rent change from comparative poverty to affluence in the condition and cir-. cumstances of the Schwartz family, the witness testified that one evening in July last she went to Schwartz’s house, and while sitting in a room w th Mrs. Schwartz Watt came in and held a consul tation in an adjoining room with Schwartz. Mrs. Schwartz went to the room fora few moments and the witness went to the door, which was slightly ajar, and listened. She heard Schwartz say: “You want to shove all the suspicion on me.” Watt replied: “No, I don’t. You are safe. Your father is rich, and you can account for your money.” The next she could distinguish was Schwartz saying: “Why did you not bring me two fifties instead of this hundred?” To which Watt replied: “It was dark when I got it aDd I took the first I cama to.” Schwartz said he had not spant any hun dred-dollar bills yet. At this point, the witness testifie I, she was interruptei by the return of Mrs._ Schwartz, and shortly afterward Watt and Schwartz left the house together. Miss Lewis stood a very rigid cross-exainiuation in a ma inar high ly satisfactory to the prosecution. At five o’clock court adjourned until to morrow. She Shirked Her Responsibilities. Lancaster, Pa., April 4.—Mrs. Lizzie Shirk, wife of H. 0. Shirk, of Ephrata. this county, and Peter Eater eloped on Saturday, and have not been seen since. On Friday the woman was in this city, and told persons that she was visiting relatives. She said, however, that she was here procuring money to take the trip. On Satur day morning she and Eater both took the train and went to Reading, ac companied by a man named Joseph Sharp. The husband pursued his wife as far as Reading, but there lost all trace of her. It is believed the runaways have gone to New York. Mrs. Shirk, is a woman of pre possessing appearance, and left live chiid I yen, aaeof whom is but a few mouths oU.