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For to-morrow's DISPATCH can
be left at main office till midnight
or at branch offices till 9P.M.
As Can Be, to Organize the
Legislature and Get it in
Good Running Order.
And Nothing Occurs to Mar the
Symmetry of the Occasion, Not
Even a Murmur.
Week's Adjournment Follow the Ardu
ous Labors of the First Day's Session of
the Legislature The Appointments Well
Ilistribntcd Allegheny Xot Left Oat In
the Cold Frohibliionlsis Actively at
Work Quay l'lcned With Drlnmetcr's
Work in Organizing the Legislature
Speaker lioycr's Finn to fcavo Time Too
Good to Adopt.
Both branches of the Legislature are at
work. The Republican slated nominations
met no difficulty at aU. Bubsell Errett, of
Allegheny, is the Senate's new chief clerk,
and other Alleghenians are not forgotten.
The Governor's lengthy message was read
yesterday. A large batch of appointments
will be confirmed to-day.
January 1. The
halls of the Legis
lature had been
closed to the gen
eral public, and
even to Senators
and Bcpresenta.
tives,until to-day,
because of the
decorations which
Xunell Errett, of Alle- were being ar
ghenv, the Senate's iVcto . , .
Chief Clerk. ranged within
them. When the large doors were flung
open this morning, the eyes of persons en
tering gazed on a beautiful spectacle as pre
sented in the handsome adornments in the
halL New and attractive curtains had
been introduced, new "United States flags
tastelnlly displayed, and flowers emitting
delicious fragrance were wrought into beau
tiful designs. The desks of the presiding
officers were laden with banks of flowers ar
ranged with exquisite taste, and nothing
had been left undone to lend enchantment
to the scene.
Hoik IIonseaJTnJlei! JoOrdcr.
"When the Houses were called to order the
lobbies were thronged with people, and many
forced themselves into the circle occupied by
the Senators and Representatives. In the
Senate, Rev. J.Patton Moore, the Chaplain,
in his prayer, re
f erred to the
heroic and pa
triotic deeds o f
the boys of 1776,
and the soldiers of
the Union Army
in the late war to
inspire the Sena
tors in their work
of legislation.
Among the first
uung u0ue a3 Senator Gradj,,
the presentation of President pro tern,
the returns of the vote for Senatorb at the
November election. "When it was thought
by the clerks that the vote had been an
nounced for all the candidates, SenatorBoss
arose and expressed a wish to know why that
which elected Mr. Devlin had not been
given to the Senate?
Caused a Commotion.
This demand caused a commotion, and
Lieutenant Governor Davics (President of
the Senate) hesitated to answer the inter
rogatory. He finally stated that according
to the statement of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth the returns had not been re
ceived at the Slfcte Department Secretary
Stone by this time had reached a point near
the Clerk's desk, when lie announced that
the returns from the Philadelphia district
formed a part of the package of papers he
had brought from his office, and after a dili
gent search they were found, to the gratifi
cation of the sitting member and the relief
of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Subsequently George Handy Smith filed
a petition, covering 192 printed pages, con
testing the seat of Devlin, who saj s he has
no fear of the almost conntless allegations
contained in the petition, as he ran behind
the Democratic electoral ticket and the
election officers in the district were mostly
How the Senators Qualified.
Of the 25 Senators who qualified before
the bar of the Senate 10 swore by the book,
12 by the uplifted hand and 3 affirmed.
There was talk this morning that if
enough Eepublican votes could be induced
to stand by Cochran for Chief Clerk to elect
him with the aid of Democratic Senators,
the latter would vote for him. The Repub
lican Senatorial caucus did not develop
sufficient opposition to Russell Errett to en
danger his success only Stehman and
Mylan, of Lancaster; Steele and TJpper
man, of Allegheny; Gobin, ot Lebanon;
Keefer, of Schuylkill; Cooper, of Delaware;
Harlan, of Chester, and Reyburn, of Phila
delphia. This vote, if added to that of the
Democrats, would not have been sufficient
to elect Cochran, and when the ballot for
Chief Clerk was taken m the Senate, Errett
received the support of every Republican
Senator. The Democrats gave their rotes
to Harry J. JIcAteer, who represented
Hnntingdon and Franklin counties in the
Senate two years ago.
Itntan Ready to ficpol Slander.
Rutan was not present at the Republican
Senatorial caucus, but in the afternoon he
occupied his Beat in the chamber a short
time, for the sale purpose of giving answer
to an article in a newspaper stating that he
was fighting Delancy for Senate Librarian,
because the latter would not tolerate liquor
in his room. Rutan arose with great diffi
culty, owing to his debilitated condition,
and tremulously denied the truth of the al
legation. The heart of the man who in
fin g s
vented this falsehood, he said, was blacker
than the article itself. The statement was
not only a lie, but a-rfny back in 1863 James
S. Graham, Russell Errett and himself,
through the then President of the Senate,
Georee Anderson, had had removed the only
bar ever known about the Senate.
An Umlonbtcd Sensation.
He was growing weaker as he spoke, and
was compelled to take his seat after he had
made the remark that another time he
might have something to say that would
surprise some people. Rutan's speech cre
ated a sensation, and every word that
dropped from his lips was listened to with
rapt attention.
Senator "Watres, to whom is credited the
selection of Senate Librarians, remarked
that Delaney entertained the most kindly
feelings for the Allegheny Senator, and that
he disclaimed all connection with the
printed story, and that the correspondent
who wrote it would exonerate him. Rutan
said he was glad to hear that Delaney bore
no ill-will toward him, but a correspondent
whom he regarded as reliable had informed
him that Delancy had told him a story sub
stantially similar to that contained in the
article to which he had been obliged to
A BUI Recalled From tho Honse.
A bill was passed at the session of 1887,
making a large appropriation to the Hunt
ingdon Reformatory, in which the expendi
ture of money was confined to certain ob
jects. It has since been found that the un
expended balance could be used to better
advantaee by appropriating it to a purpose
not contemplated by the laws making the
appropriation, and to-day Senator Mc
Willianison, of Huntingdon, offered a con
current resolution, which was adopted, em
powering the Board of Managers to apply
any unexpended balance to the purchase of
supplies for the inmates.
Senator Reyburn and others looked upon
the resolution as unwarranted, as it proposed
to nullify a law by a resolution, and it was
recalled from the House to await investiga
tion at the hands of the Senate.
How tho Dlcssngc Was Received.
The message of the Governor, transmited
to the Senate and House, contained 19,500
words. Its reading was far from having a
thrilling effect on its auditors. Only about
20 Senators had the courage to remain in
their scats whilo it was being rung in their
ears. The message had a soothing effect on
some of the auditors, who fell asleep under
its influence. The new House Reading
Clerk, Mr. Baker, of Mercer county, was
given a foretaste of what is expected of him
by being obliged to read the message. He
created a good impression, having a clear,
loud voice, and lots of sand. Some of the
old clerks occasionally gave him a wink,
and he profited by it, as the reading of the
message did not occupy near as much time
as it would have done under other circum
stances and Clerk Baker almost smiled
audibly as he took his "skipping" cue from
his experienced co-laborers.
List of the Favored Ones in the Lottery of
the House Speaker Boycr's Address
The Prohibition Amendment
Receiies a Boom.
Haekisbueo, January L The reading
of the election returns for members of the
House took up a large portion of the time of
that body to-day. All the members were
sworn in by Judge Simonton. Henry K.
Boyer, of Philadelphia, and Representative
"Wherry, of Cumberland, were placed in
nomination for Speaker. Mr. Boyer re
ceived 142 votes and "Wherry 58, when, on
motion of Mr. Hassett, Democrat, Mr.
Boyer's nomination was made unanimous.
The Speaker made a speech, urging the
early passage of the liquor prohibitory
amendment, which was loudly applauded.
John "W. Morrison, of Allegheny, and
Samuel E. Hudson, of Philadelphia, were
nominated for Chief Clerk, and Mr. Mor
rison received 142 votes and Mr. Hudson 55.
Mr. Billingsley offered a resolution to the
effect that the following be elected
officers of the House: President Clerk,
Charles E. Voorhees,of Philadelphia; Read
ing werK, j. u. v. isaKer, .Mercer:
Message Clerk, John McCabe, Washington;
Transcribing Clerks, James B. Fisher,
Franklin; George "W. McCracken, Dela
ware: Sergcant-at-Arms, John D. Patter
son, Dauphin; Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms,
Alexander Boyd, Philadelphia; Frederick
Hartman, Philadelphia; George Evans,
Bedford; E. L. Bear, Allegheny
Postmaster. William B. Thomas. Phila
delphia; assistant postmaster, "William Bar
ton, Allegheny.
Doorkeeper, Robert M. Jones, Westmore
land. Assistant doorkeepers, Silas C. King,
Chester; George M. Spanogle, Huntingdon;
Adam Grimm, Somerset. Doorkeeper ro
tunda, John EichnerPhiladelphia. Mes
senger, Edward Skeels, Crawford; assistant
Nicholson, Lackawanna; L. B. Bichtu
reyer, Wayne.
Superintendent folding room, Charles
Smith, Philadelphia; pasters and folders,
L. S. Mclntyre, Blair; Ira P. Harrington,
Erie; Patrick Reagan. Fayette; Daniel H.
Bee. Indiana; Elnin E. Reider, Lancaster;
George Dix, Lawrence; Elias Horton, Mc
Kean; G. E. Goodrich, Tioga; Charles W.
Shannon, Venango; Sidney 1L Weihl,
Mr. McDonald offered a resolution to
Btrike out the Republican list of officers
and insert a list agreed upon by the Demo
cratic caucus last night, which was defeated.
Speaker Boyer announced the followins ap
pointments; Chaplain, B. F Beck, Harris
burg; Speakers clerk, Harry Huhn, Phila
delphia; firemen in the basement,
Timothy Gustin, Bradford; fire
man, W. E. Woolslaer, Alleghenv;
janitor ojF court room, James Eoyle, Phila
delphia; janitor Eouse committee room, C.
H. Hessen, Schuylkill; James Braun.War
ren; janitor basement, D. S. Michael, Sus
quehanna; H. Frank Meckling, Armstrong.
The Chief Clerk announced that he had
appointed A. D. Fetterolf as journal clerk,
and William Wilkins, Philadelphia, as
Representative Stewart's Reasons for Op.
posing Pauper Immigration.
Haeeisbceo, January L Representa
tive Stewart, of Philadelphia, wants na
tional legislation to restrict pauper and
vicious immigration, and thinks a demand
on Congress 'jv the Pennsylvania Legisla
ture for a Iw on that subject wonld go far
toward having the desired object accom
plished. He, therefore, offered a concurrent
resolution to-day requesting Pennsylvania
Senators and Congressmen to devise the nec
essary legislation.
Mr..Stewart says the importation of a for
eign element in bis district has reduced
wages from $1 50 and $1 75 to 70 and 90
cents a day. At the proper time it will be
referred to the Committee on Federal Rela
tions. Quay Congratulates Oelnmntcr.
HABUisnuita, January 1. Senator Del-
nmatcr is said to have received a telegram
from Colonel Quay, to-day, congratulating
him on the skillful manner in which he
supervised'the organization of the Legislature.
Allegheny Fares Well nt the Hnnds of the
Upper House Rnsscll Errett a
Chief Clerk and the Other
Slated Nominations Go
Right Through.
Harrisbubg, January 1. After the new
ly elected Senators were sworn in by Judge
Simonton to-day, Senator Newmeyer nom
inated Senator Grady, of Philadelphia, for
President pro tern., and McAleer, of Phil
adelphia, nominated Ross, of Bucks. The
Republican candidate was elected by a
party vote, except that the candidates voted
for each other. Mr. Grady prophesied care
fully considered and wise legislation, be
cause partisanship had almost entirely dis
appeared. For Chief Clerk, Russell Errett, of Al
legheny, and ex-Senator McAteer, of Hunt
ington, were placed in nomination, and
the former was elec ed by a party vote.
Anthonv Bannar, of McKean, was elected
reading clerk; E. "W. Smiley, of Venango,
journal clerk, and James Franklin, of
Philadelphia, sergeant-at-arms.
Chairman Allen, of the Republican
State Committee, snbmitted the following
list of officers, which was adopted: Ass st
ant sergeant-at-arms, Peter J. Donahue, of
Allegheny, and James Gates, of Lebanon:
doorkeeper, Charles Wolf, of Philadelphia;
asssstants, Lewis K. Safer, ofDelaware, and
Philip Newhart; of Allegheny; message
clerk, Thomas B. Reed, of Mifflin; tran
scribing clerks, John A. McClain, of "Wash
ington, and Thomas Kilrow, of Susque
hanna; postmaster, Lewis M. Kelty, of
Montgomery; messenger, Rufus H. Dull, of
Somerset; assistant, M. N. Green, of Butler;
superintendent of the folding room, John A.
Johnson, of Westmoreland; pasters and
folders, John Marshall, Allegheny;
George "W. Jones, Philadelphia; Harry
Marlett, Cambria; Harris Richardson,
Huntingdon, James S. Woodwell, Alle
gheny; fireman on the floor, George W.
Henry, Schuylkill; fireman in cellar, Sam
uel Salter, Philadelphia; watchman, Benja
min Merrick, of Bradford; janitor of base
ment, R. B. Thompson, of Dauphin;
custodian of coat room (or barber), Jonathan
Spalding, Erie; clerk to President pro tem,
T. L. Eyre, Chester; engineer, E. J. Adam
son, Philadelphia, and John C. Delaney,
slated for Senate Librarian, is appointed by
the Chief Clerk.
A resolution was adopted providing for
an adjournment from to-morrow until Tues
day next, nt 0 p. M., which was modified to
conform to a House resolution fixing tho
adjournment a day later.
Speaker Borer Makes a Vnlnnblo Snsgcs
tlon, bat a Needless One.
Hakkisbukg, January 1. In his speech
to-day, Speaker Boyer gave the Legislature
a number of points whicn, if utilized, wonld
enable the Legislature to finally adjourn
much earlier than heretofore. He suggests,
among other things, that .petitions and
memorials be filed with the Chief Clerk.
This arrangement would save much time
for legislation, but it will not likely com
mend itself to a majority of the members of
the House, on account of almost certain op
position to it from constituents who are in
terested in getting up petitions and who
generally want the widest publicity given
to them in the Legislature.
The friends of prohibitory Jiquor legisla
tion would be particularly opposed to the
suggested order of business, as it would not
give the importance to demands for the pas
sage oi ine proposea consmuuona amena-
Blent which the people think should attaeh
t0 lhem-
sage or the proposed constitutional amend-
Cochran's Home Treated Shabbily.
Hakkisbukg, January 1. Lancaster
county, the home of Thomas B. Cochran,
was shabbily treated in the distribution of
legislative offices. Although the county
has two Senators and six members of the
House, it received but one appointment, that
of paster and folder.
Large Bntch of Appointments.
Hakkisbukg, January 1. There were
sent to the Senate this afternoon, by the
Governor, a large number of appointments,
including about 600 notariess, which will
be confirmed at to-morrow's session, if
enough Senators are present.
Prohibitionists Actively nt Work.
Hakkisbukg, January 1. Circulars
are already being distributed among mem
bers of the legislature, urging the passage of
the prohibitiory liquor amendment.
A Philndelplilnn Saves n Thonsnnd Dollars
by Walking to New York.
New Yoke, January 1. Among those
who were present at Mayor Grant's in
auguration to-day, nobody had better earned
the privilege than Mr. G. T. Griffith, of
Philadelphia. Mr. Griffith arose with the
lark on Saturday, and at 8 o'clock started
for New York on foot, arriving on Monday
evening at 6:30. Then he took a good
night's rest, and this morning, in company
with Mr. A. A. Liscomb, ne was present at
the inauguration.
It all grew out of a bet made during the
heat of the campaign between Mr. Griffith
and Mr. Liscomb, by which Mr. Griffith
was to perform this feat or forfeit $1,000.
Progress In Wealth and Population on the
Pacific Const.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 1. In its an
nual review, the Chronicle states that the
past year was the most prosperous one in
the history of California. It is estimated
that the present population is 1,400, OOO.many
of the counties having doubled and even
trebled in population during the past year.
The value of the mineral products in 1888
is placed at 520,000,000; manufactured
products, $170,000,000; orchard products,
$24,000,000; cereal crops, 555,000,000.
Shalicnbergcr Not to Have a Walkover for
Burgess of Braddock.
Braddock, January 1. Since the an
nouncement in The Dispatch this morn
ing that Mr. H. C. Shallenberger would
probably be a candidate for Burgess at tne
coming election, more candidates have com
menced to spring up.
Ex-Burgess William Sherwin, it is said,
will enter the fight, as will also Mr. George
C. Wiltcher, the present borough Constable.
A Casslmere Mill Destroyed.
Rockville, 'Conn., January 1. The
Windsonrillecassimere mill, three-set, at
Windsorville, Conn.,owned by the Windsor
ville Mill Company and Frank S. Jordan,
of New York, was burned at 5 o'clock this
morning. The mill, stock, machinery, with
a boarding house, are total loss. Loss, $40,
000; insurance, one-half.
Meadville, January 1. Fire this even-
ng in Kerrtown, across Bench creek from
his city, destroyed five building. Loss
in Kerrtown, across Bench creek from
.12,000; partly insured.
Tllat Lays Similar Achievements of
the Kind in the Shade'.
To Escape from the Lynx-Eyed Detectives
With a Lot 'of Boodle.
And Almost Suffocated, He Becomes Desperate and Dis
closes His Identity.
lim .. - 11... ... !a l.nw.1 "4
Mr. "Vines, a Chicago boodler, proved the
truth of the declaration. The account of
his journey from Chicago to St. Louis,
nailed up in a trunk, reads like a romance,
but it was painful reality to him. He
would probably have escaped after all if he
hsd not said he was Tascott. ' Nearly all
the stolen money was recovered.
St. Louis, Januarv 1. Thomas W,
Vines, erstwhilnaVx Chicago, is fully corn-
tean movement, as applied to Saratoga
trunks. During the 21 hours the principles
of the poetry of motion have been called to
his attention in such a way that an im
pression deep and lasting has been left.
This impression is not alone confined to his
head, but extends to his body and the ex
tremities thereof. Thomas is the hero of a
trunk adventure beside which that of Max
well pales into insignificence. For several
years Mr. Vines was employed as a time
keeper of the Adams and Westlake Manu
facturing Company of Chicago. Once every
week he distributed among the other em
ployes the weekly stipend to which they
were entitled.
This association with the small envelopes
containing the aforesaid stipend bred a
familiarity that developed last week into a
proprietorship; Instead of distributing the
funds as usual among the employes he dis
tributed fhem about bis person and started
hence. The funds thus roped amounted to
$4,500. The embezzlement was soon dis
covered and the police were given a descrip
tion of Thomas. The fugitive discovered
that the exits of the city were so well
watched that any attempt to escape would
be fraught with considerable danger. Then
he planted himself and cogitated. He
called to his assistance a confederate,
now unknown, and the pair evolved
a novel scheme.
BAGGAGE smashers in clovek.
A big Saratoga trunk was purchased by
the confederate, and Thomas and most of
his boodle were deposited in the trunk.
Thomas is 6 feet high, weighs 180 pounds,
and the trunk was pretty full of the de
faulter when Thomas was packed in. Holes
had been bored under the handles, and
through these the bold Thomas inhaled air.
The trnnk was carted to the depot and
checked to this city last night. The con
federate took the check and was to have
claimed the Saratoga as soon as it arrived.
Then began a rather hazardous adventure
for Thomas. The first baggage smasherthat
seized him stood him on his head, and then,
with the assistance of another friend. citchrd
him , t j,
.and swe1ied XJ hewas
Arriving in the car and
ts fceaiisjta.
Arriving in the car and bringing up with
a violent concussion, tne nrsf words he
heard was "This is a hard looking box to be
out on the road this time of year," and with
this another pair of trunk thumpers picked
him up and tossed him halfway across the
car. In a minute a big sample trnnk came
thundering down on him and shook all the
pluck out of him. Then he was stood on
his head and bombarded with trunks and
other pieces of baggage until he was threat
ened with suffocation.
He says: "They banged and slammed it
around in a frightful manner, and made ex
istence miserable for me. I was tossed
about in all manner of ways. Sometimes I
was standing on my head and sometimes mv
feet. While the trunk was standing still I
was all right. My hands were scratched,
my head bumped and body bruised by the
way in which I was tossed around in mv
cramped quarters. I had taken a bottle of
water with me and had it in the back
pocket of my pantaloons. A toss of the
trunk by one of the enterprising handlers of
tne Daggage oroce tne Dottle, and the water
poured down my neck. You can imagine
what sort of a position I was thrown into.
The first 100 miles I got along nicely, and
the air was all right. Then it became thick,
and after going another 50 or 75 miles I
began to yell and kick.
"I could stand it no longer and deter
mined to get out of the trunk at all hazards.
My kicks and yells finally attracted the
attention of the men in the car and they
pulled ont the trunk which had another
trunk on top of it, and broke it open. They
were a long time finding me, however, and
I thought they never would come. I thought
1 would be arrested, but to my surprise they
did not do anything to me at all. Tbey did
not even put me off the train, but let me
ride to St. Louis. I don't know where my
partner is gone. I guess he became fright
ened and lelt as he has not claimed the
When discovered Vines told the aston
ished baggage manipulators that his name
was Burk and that he took the trunk in
order to beat his way. He won the men
over, and when the train reached the depot
at 7:30 o'clock, the story went from tongue
to tongue, and so much sympathy was de
veloped for the young man that a subscrip
tion was taken up and he was presented
with the fo and told to get something to
eat. He took breakfast at the Union Depot
Hotel, and told some of the waiters he was
Tascott. This information reached a po
liceman and he took a look at the young
man. At this time Vines was looking for
his friend who checked him in order to get
the check and claim the trunk. But the
friend was conveniently missing. The
officer by this time became convinced that
tjfc man was Tascott and arrested him.
fVines and the trunk were taken to police
headquarters, where a search ot both brought
to light $3,800. He was identified as Vines
by one of the detectives, and then he con
fessed. He wonld say nothing about his
missing friend, but told of his adventure
with the trunk as portrayed above. He
said he first tried to escape from Chicago by
painting himself with iodine. He went ont
on the street in the iodine disguise, and
everybody looked at him so hard that he re
turned to his place of concealment. He
will be taken back to Chicago on Thursday.
Fearful Fate of a Tramp Who Went to
Sleep In the Woods.
Indianapolis, January 1. The nude
body of a man, horribly bnrned, was found
this morning in a ditch near Fairview, four
miles west of Indianapolis. Last night the
man was seen in the woods beside a fire, and
it is supposed that while asleep he rolled
into the flames. "When awakened by the
heat he ran in terror down the railroad
track lor a quarter of a mile.
His clothing, with the exception of a part
of his shirt, was burned entirely from his
body. He was apparently about 60 years
Old, and is a stranger in he region where
his body was found. ' -
Tho Galena and Ynnilc Sail for Home With
the Hayilon Republic HIppoljto
Coming to the Surface.
Santiago De Cuba, January 1. The
United States squadron left Port-au-Prince
to-day. Admiral Luce, in command of the
flagstaff Galena, took the surrendered steam
ship Haytien Republic with him in tow. The
cabled report that the Admiral was instruct
ed by the United States Government to re
main at Port-au-Prince until the Ha) tians
paid an indemnity of 52,000,000 is incorrect.
He was not ordered to exact any indemnity,
which makes American residents angry.
The United States war ships sailed away
as soon as the detained vessel was delivered
up and was ready, by the replacement of
her stolen port coverings, to risk to sea.
Thev are making to this port. Here the
Haytien Republic will await the, arrival of
a crew from the United States. She will
then take aboard a cargo of logwood and re
turn to Boston.
In spite of all reports to the contrary, the
political situation is azainst Legitime and
his claim to the Presidency. The Southern
armies have been defeated by Hippolyte's
forces in three recent encounters. Treachery
has shown itself in Port-au-Prince, Leci
tlme's capital. It is alleged that the city
is evenly divided between friends and secret
foes of Legitime. Legitime has caused 30
citizens to be placed under arrest. They are
all prominent persons, who may represent
many hundreds of the populace. It is al
leged that they are sympathizers with the
North. The most flagrant offenders are
likely to be shot.
Two Adventurous Deaf and Dumb
Drowned While Sknttng.
Columbus, January 1. The State Insti
tute for Deaf and Dumb lost two, and prob
ably three, of its brightest pupils to-day by
drowning. The inmates were given a holi
day, and they set about to enjoy themselves.
A large crowd of the boys, 40 or 50 in num
ber, went to an ice pond east of Alum creek
to skate. The ice was little more than an
inch thick, and where the boys were
drowned the water was nine feet deep.
Three of the boys who were more daring
than the others, started onto the ice, and
meeting with fair success, ran together for a
scuffle. As they came together the ice gave
way, andihey all disappeared.
The mute assemblage on.the bank wit
nessed, in horrible silence, the drowning
and dying struggles of their companions,
but were unable to extend any aid. The
accident happened about 4 o'clock, and it
was G before the bodies were recovered.
Only one, Loy Dresbach, was taken out
alive, though so exhausted it is thought he
will die. He is 13, and came to the institu
tion from Johnstown, Licking county.
The others are Charles Swift, 28 years
old, a former pupil, but latterly employed
nt the institution. He came here from
Pennsylvania. He had his skates on when
taken ont. Jacob Reislock, aged 13, came
from Cincinnati, and was an orphan. Both
bodies were dragged from the bottom after
having been in two hours.
Railway Employes May Carry News Mat
ter to Newspapers If They Wish.
Boston. Januarv 1. A decision which
-fs of interest to newspapers in all parts ot
the country, has just been received from
the Post Office Department relative to a
local controversy. Some time ago the Qld
Colony Railroad cave instructions to its em
ployes nut to carry manuscript for suburban
correspondents to their papers in Boston,
they having the impression that it was a
violation of the postal laws so to do. This
led to the abolition of a very convenient and
satisfactory method of sending news to Bos
ton in the evening or late at night after the
last mails were dispatched. The result of
the taking away of this privilege would be
of no advantage to the mails as far as postal
revenues are concerned, as it would simply
divert the news matter to the telegraph
offices, thus greatly adding to the expense
account ot tne newspapers.
Postmaster Corse was appealed to for re
dress, and he referred the matter to Wash
ington for decision, with a statement of the
importance of this channel of communica
tion to the newspapers. An opinion has
just been received which says that the rail
road employes may carry all the manuscript
they like, b'ut that it is illegal for any rail
way postal employe, or any other postal em
ploye, for that matter, to carry manuscript
out of the mails.
A Chinese LnundiTmnn Celebrates tho DIcll
enn Sinn's New Year With a Row.
New York, January 1. Mott street Chi
namen celebratedjthe Melican man's New
Year this afternoon by raising a big fight.
A Chinese laundryman entered the fan-tan
shop at 32 Mott street, where he tried to
bust up the invincible and fascinating fan
tan game, but got beaten out of abig boodle.
Then he attempted to pick up the last stake,
which he had also just lost, and run out of
the place, but the dealer was too quick for
him, as the money was taken out ot his
hands before he had got to the door.
He rushed out of the room, hatless and
almost cueless. and reported to his friends
on the street that he had been robbed. They
went back with him to the villainous fan
tan shop, in red-hot haste, and in less than
no time the fan-tan palace was turned into
a battlefield, where""clubs and knives were
flouiisned turiouslv. Some one suddenly
exclaimed "polish," and the attacking party
immediately took to their heels and ran into
Poll and Park streets, where they were lost
to view. Nobody was killed.
Terrible Effects of Feeding: a Bnbo on the
Ardent Fluid. .
New York, January 1. Hugh Dykes,
of 1872 Third avenue, had a half gallon of
whisky in the house Snnday. There wasan
empty half-gallon wickered bottle kicking
about the floor to-day, and Sarah, the 7-year-old
child, who made three in the family,
was dead. Dr. Cocks says that when he
was called in on Monday the child was lying
on a lounge, ( perfectly limp, and smelt
strongly of whisky.
The husband was too drunk to talk. The
wife told Dr. Cocks that the child said, just
before she became stupefied, that her father
had given her two wine-glasses full of
whisky. The woman called at his office on
Mondav night and contradicted her previous
story about the whisky and said the child
died of croup. The father said that he gave
the child whisky, but "only a taste." She
had been used to tasting it since she m in
the cradle, he said.
A Noted illnn Cat Down.
Connelxsville; January 1. One of
the best known characters in this section,
Joseph McManus, "The Pilot of the
Yough," met a horrible death. on the Balti
more and Ohio road at this place last night,
being struck by a train and horribly man
gled. He resided at Indian Creek. He was
known to almost every person in the Yongh
European .Rulere Not Quite Eeady
to Let Loose the Dogs of War.
Irish Patriots Begin the New Tear's Cam
paign With Fresh Courage.
The Grand Old Man Misrepresented and Bismarck
Knocked Ont by tho Goat.
Emperor William iu his New Year's con
gratulations to foreign representatives, ex
pressed a desire that the present cordial
relations between the powers be maintained.
The same sentiment was reiterated by King
Humbert. Premier Tisza, was confident
peace would be maintained for another year
"at least. Bismarck is still suffering from
gout, Irish Nationalists enter upon the
new year with renewed hope and courage.
Berlin, January 1. The Emperor's re
marks during the reception to-day were
without special interest. He singled out
from the personaees passing "before him
Count Herbert Bismarck, General Count von
Schellendorf, Count Szechenyi, the Anstrian
Ambassador, and several others, speaking a
few words to each. The day's ceremonies
were ushered in by trumpeters blowing the
reveille outside the palace chapel at 10
Divine service in the chapel was attended
by the Emperor and Empress, Prince and
Princess Henry, of Prussia, Prince Albert
of Prussia, Prince George of Saxony, Prince
Leopold of Bavaria, the Grand Duke and
Grand Duchess of Baden, the Grand Duke
of Hesse, the Duke and Duchess of Sflie
Meiningen and a brilliant array of Generals
commanding various army corps.
After the service there was a general re
ception of Court and Ministerial officials, a
long train defiling before the Emperor and
Empress. The ladies were id half-mourning,
wearing high-necked dresses and bon
nets, but nd jewels. The congratulatory
reception was held in the white saloon of
the Schloss and was distinct from the special
audienco accorded to the foreign ambassa
dors. At the latter reception the Emperor is re
ported as having addressed each representa
tive of the great powers with the same
formula, expressing his desire foracon
tinuance of cordial relations Official com
munications issued this evening state that
the Emperor refrained from special refer
ence to the political situation.
Fremler Tisza Says Earopo Will Have
Peace Another Yaar.
Pesth, January 1. The liberal members
of the Diet to-day wailed upon Premier
Tisza and offered him New Year congratula
tions. Finance Minister Szapary, who
acted as spokesman, referred to the services
of Herr Tisza, and expressed the absolute
confidence of the Liberals in him as a
leader, assuring him of the full support of
the party in his foreign policy. Herr Tisza,
in his reply, said:
In the foreign political situation tha alliance
of the Central European Powers offers a most
most prominent guarantee of peace. History
records various alliances, which, a3 a rule, were
only concluded for purposes of conquest and
expansion. Compared with such alliances, a
greater value must bo attached to one which
oes not seek to conquer or to destroy anything,
aiming solely to secure peace in the interests of
humanity and the progress of nations. I may,
without risk of disappointment, give expression
to the hope that with this alliance, and in view
Of the fact that there is not a state in Europe
absolutely desirous of war, we shall succeed in
preserving this year the blessings of peace, and
thus continue undisturbed in the work of
Herr Tisza's hopeful tone agrees with the
opinion of leading diplomats and military
men in Austria that peace will continue a
year. This" belief is based chiefly upon the
renewal of armaments, the adoption of new
repeating rifles, new explosives, etc., con
joined with attendant reforms in military
drill and tactics. These changes are con
sidered sufficient to prevent any power from
taking the field perfectly equipped for a
number of months.
Unabated Confidence of tbo Irish Patriots
Tho Mennest Man Fonnd.
Dubliit, January 1. At a league meet
ing in this city to-day Mr. Donald Sullivan,
member of the House of Commons for Son(h
Westmeath, congratulated the Leaguers on
the fact that the year closed with unabated
confidence in the cause. The Irish people,
he said, had received a New Year's gift in
the atrocious sentence of Mr. Harrington.
The magistrate passing the sentence might
rely on enjoying for many years the reputa
tion of being the meanest and basest tool
employed by the BalfourJGovernment.
Mr. Joseph Clancy member for. North
Dublin county, relerring to the recent order
of the land commission regarding an average
reduction in judicial rents,denounced Has the
most outrageous scandal connected with the
administration of the land act, forcing ten
ants to buy holdings at rackrents under the
Ashbourne act.
He Encourages tho Strangling Irish and
Sends Them Vnlnnblo Presents.
Dublin, January 1. Archbishop Walsh
read from the pulpit to-day a message frem
the Pope to the Irish people, in which His
Holiness said:
We have always held In special affection the
Catholics of Ireland, who have been sorely
tried by many afflictions, but have ever en
dured them, which is more Intense because of
their marvelous fortitude ana their hereditary
attachment for their religion. In the counsels
we have given from time to time and in our
recent decree, we were moved not only by the
consideration of what is conformable to the
truth, but also bv the de'ire to advance your
interests. Onr affection for yon does not suffer
us U allow tho cause for which Ireland is
struggling to be weakened by the introduction
ol anything which could fairly be brought In
reproach against it. In order to specially mani
fest our affection we send you a number of
gifts, which are specially blessed.
The Serious Charge of High Treason Lodged
Against Him.
Berlin, January 1. The public prosecu
tor to-day served upon Prof. Geffcken an
indictment for high treason. It is .a volu
minous document, indicating a long trial
and the calling of nnmerous witnesses, The
trial will likely begin at Leipsic at the end
of January.
The indictment traces the entire working
life ofGeffcfcen in trying to prove that he
has been a persistent enemy of German
He Is Not Bendy for Arbitration on the
Pnpal Question.
London, January l.-Mr, Gladstone tel
egraphs as follows:
The Tablet t version of my letter to the Mar
quis Be Riso, touching the position of the
Pope, is untrustworthy. The statement that I
recommend international arbitration upon the
Roman question Is Incorrect under the present
k.'iftSL' .v'm.A.Ui.'i, . -....S.jLL"' , fcft. ,'.4ljL. jw ,M
Of the Sunday issue of
They Moderate Their Demands for a Change
and Denoance Violence.
Viesna, January 1. The meeting of the
Socialist Congress at Hainfeld has been
marked by moderation in speeches and reso
lutions. Presidents Popp, of Vienna,
Hydes, of 'Prague, and Bayer, of Brunn,
urged attention to practical questions. The
platform adopted begins by affirming that
the Socialist workmen's party of Austria is
an international party, condemns the pre
rogatives of nations as well as those of birth,
property and race, and proposes to propagate
socialist ideas by meetings, through the
press, and by a free expression ot opinion
A notable feature of the congress has been
the denunciation of violence, open or secret,
as a means for attaining ends.
It Will Silence His Tolce In the Landtag and
BEKLIS', January 1. Prince Bismarck's
attack of neuralgic gout is abating, but he
is unable to fix a date for comine to Berlin.
He will certainly not be able either to be
present at the opening of the Landtag or to
participate in the colonial debates in the
Minister Von Boetticher went to Fried
richsruhe on Sunday to receive instructions
regarding business in the Landtag and the
speech from the Throne. The Emperor and
Empress sent Prince Bismarck costly
Christmas gifts, the Emperor, in a long
autograph letter, expressing gratitude for
Bismarck's services and hopes for his early
President Cnrnot Hopeful of a Peaecfnl and
Prosperous fear.
Pabis, January 1. In replying to the
congratulations of the diplomatic corps to
day, President Carnot referred to the Paris
exhibition, and said he trusted that the year
would be one of peace and prosperity.
Deputy LaGuerre to-day entertained
General Boulanger and a select part-? at
dinner. General Boulanger expressed him
selfas being sure that he will win the seat
for the department of the Seine.
King Hnmbert Expresses Conflilcnco In tbo
Continuance of Cordial Relations.
KoaiE, January 1. King Humbert to-day
received at the Quirinal members of the
Chamber of Deputies who wished to offer
New Year congratulations. In a speech he
My most ardent desire Is to show myself
worthy of the affection which the country has
shown toward me. It is my earnest wish to
preserve peace, and it is greatly satisfactory to
me to be able to state my belief for this year
also that peace is assured.
They Wonld Welcome Blaine or Any
Other American as minister.
London, January 2. The Daily TeU
graph in an article on the subject of Min
isters to England, says:
We have always contrived to make them
more English than they were before tbey came
to England. Shonld Mr. Blaine come to Lon
don as United States Minister, Englishmen
wonld take it as a great compliment. But who
ever Sir. Harrison chooses is certain to be a
persona grata here.
Irish Peasants Arm nnd Fortify Their
Houses to Resist Eviction.
Dublin, January 1. Peasants in the
vicinity of Dunfenaghy and Falcarragh, in
County Donegal, have armed themselves,
fortified their honses, destroyed bridges and
blocked roads in readiness to resist evic
tions which will be attempted to-morrow.
Troops and police are on duty in the re
A Staten Island Hnrrlers' CInb Enjoys the
New Year's Opening An Exciting
Chase Through illnnj-.llll-
lionniro Gonld's
New Yokk, January 1. The Staten
Island harriers and their friends, to the num
ber of 25, celebrated the advent of 1889 by
enjoying one of the cross-country paper
chases for which this club is so well known,
starting from the Franklin House, Tarry
town, this morning at 10:45 o'clock. Among
the men who participated were many of the
best known and most successful amateur
oarsmen, runners and general athletes. The
day was an ideal one for. cross-country run
ning, and the bright, natty uniforms of the
athletes showed to advantage as they sped
across the fields and through the woods.
At 10:45 exactly the hares, Messrs. A. P.
Folk and W. E. Knox, were given the
word, and darted away to the eastward.
Ten minutes afterward the pack, under the
direction of Mr. O. Stephens, master, fol
lowed. The course led into the vallev of
the Neperan, made famous by Washineton
Irving in his "Wolfert's Boost," nnd then
turned southward through the woods and
swamp. Over a small creek the boys had
an opportunity to show their skill as
jumpers, and everybody in the pack fol
lowed the master across in true cross-country
Down through Woodlands and East Irv
ington flew the runners, and then the trail
led westward through a most villainous
brier patch, at least half a mile across. It
was a cold day for the bare legs of the run
ners, every man receiving an abundance
of scratches. At East Irvington the trail
paper gave out, and the hares were reduced
to the expedient of tearing np their trail
bags, and for a couple of miles the course
was marked by strips of canvass flying from
bushes and fences.
Through Jay Gould's private grounds the
hares flew, but, owing to their hurry and
the fact that tbey were not in the conven
tional garb of the period, they neglected to
leave their cards with the great millionaire.
Mr. Gould will doubtless be much grievrd
when he learns that they passed without
calling, hut it is hoped that he will forgive
the boys in view, of the circumstances. The
hares arrived home in just an hour after the
start, and the pack arrived 10 minutes
later, having lost just 30 seconds.
HE IS $25,000 SHORT.
A Single Check Raised From Ten Dollars to
Nearly Fonr Thousand.
Boston, January 1. The police ol this
city are searching for H. G. Stickney, of
Chelsea, who is charged with forgery. He
was in the employ of 0. L. Davenport, of
the Chelsea Salt Company. Stickney went
to Mr. Davenport Saturday and asked him
for a check for 10, which he desired to send
away. Mr. Davenport handed him a signed
check in blank.
Stickney, instead of putting in the amount
of ?10, as he said he would, put in $3,595.
He has not ken seen since. It is believed
that his defalcation will reach $25,000 al
together. Mrs. Schofleld's Fnneral.
Washington, January 1. Private fun
eral services over the remains of the late
Mrs. Schofield were held at the Richmond
flats this evening. The interment will take
place at West Point to-morrow afternoon.
PATOH for November was over
45,000 copies for each issue.
VV tsi.
Observations Made at''
Vift: nf fhA fVvnntrv.
v - j,
The Outlook From Winnemncca Was. Ea-1
tirely Satisfactory.
And the Residents of tho Xorthwfst All Gazed Throngli
Smoked Glass. '
The astronomers at Winnemucca obtained
a fine observation of the eclipse. A num
ber of photographs were made in Califor
nia. In Montana the darkness was equal
to that of bright moonlight. The light was
measured during totality.
Winnemucca, Nev., January 1. Th
observations of the total eclipse made hers
to-day were of a snlendid character. There
was a magnificent sky, with a solar corona-'
and two protuberances sharply defined.
Every observer was entirely satisfied with
the results at this station.
An Associated Press dispatch from San
Francisco say3:
The conditions were generally favorable)
to-day both in California and Nevada for a
clear observation of the total eclipse of the
sun. In this city the eclipse was only
partial, about eleven-twelfths of the snn's
surface being obs:ured. The weather was
perfectly clear, and the eclipse was wit
nessedby a greatnuniberof persons. During
the period of the greatest obscurity it became
quite dark, and one star was plainly seen.
No scientific observations were made in
this city. Half of the totality in California
was from 50 to 100 miles north of San Fran
cisco, and trains from this city this morning
conveyed a large number of people to the
various points favorable lor the observa
tion. Several exposures of wet and dry plates
Were made during the totality.
with the big telescope.
Prof. E. S. Holden, of Lick Observatory,
telegraphs that the beginning of the eclipse
was successfully observed at that point and
also the last contact. The party
fsom the Lick Observatory, in charge
of Prof. J. E. Keeler, made a
successful observation at Cartlett Sprines.
Prof. Keeler telegraphs that the corona was
beautifully distinct and that he saw re
markable changes in the length of the coro
nal lines. Prof. Darnato obtained nine
photographs. Prof. Hill photographed all
the contacts, and studied the structure of
the inner corona. Prof. Senschne made
seven measures of light during the totality.
Professor Louis Smith, director of the
Warner Observatorv, of Eochester, N. Y.,
was stationed at Nelson, Cal., and tele
graphed the following as the result of his
observation of the eclipse: "As far as afford
ing opportunity to search lorintramercurial
planets, it was a failure from clouds and
haze. All four contacts were well made, a
chronometer watch previously set to
Lick Observatory time being used.
Five very small colorless protuberances
were seen, all having pointed apexes. Near
tne point ot one was another detached from
the sun. Bailey's beads were seen abthe
second and third contacts, but entirely nil-
liKe tnose seen at Denver in ibis. iNo
chronosphere was visible, although looked
for. Mercury, Venus, Vega and Alpho
Cygni were seen. The corona could not be
drawn, but as seen through the telescopes
was not very extensive.
A Press dispatch from Helena, Mont,
says: The eclipse was observed here lavor
ably this afternoon. The day was bright,
cold and clear. It began "about 2:15 and
lasted an hour and a half. The sun ob
scured except thin crescent at the top. It
grew colder and dark as bright moonlight.
The chickens went to roost and the lamps
were lighted indoors. In many part3
of Dakota and Minnesota the
New Year's day was celebrated with
picnics, excursions and ball games, the ob
servation of the eclipse being part of the
day's pleasures. Smoked glass, when not
used to watch the juxtaposition of the sun
and moon, was brought into service in place
of the palm leaf fans, of which the supply
was insufficient to meet the demand.
At Geneva, N. Y.t Prof. Brooks, director
of the Smith Observatory, secured an ob
servation of the eclipse of the sun this after
noon just before sunset. The disk of the
sun was quite conspicuous and was noticed
as it sank below the horizon.
It Is Headed by the Vnrdmaster nnd
ltond Is Blockaded.
Chicago, January 1. The yards of tho
Lake Erie and Western Bailroad in this
city are blockaded with freight trains,
which were run in after the strike of tha
yardmen last night, and to-day the freight
brakemen decided to back up the yardmen
and have all refused to work, notwithstand
ing the fact that their wages were raised to
tiay. The total number of men out is about
75, and they are headed by John McCarthy,
the yardmaster, who was discharged, it is
alleged, for refusing to go to Indianapolis
during the recent strike in that city.
The strikers threatened this morning to
stop No. 4, east-bound passenger train, this
afternoon, but owing to their wholesome
fear of Uncle Sam they concluded not to in
terfere with the transmission of the United
States mail, and so the train was allowed to
pass all right. The strikers will not allow
trains to be made np here, nor will they
permit throngh freights to change engines
a t the main shor3. The sidings at the small
stations east and west of the city are filled
with cars awaiting the outcome of the strike.
The General Manaeer and other officials
of the company are expected here to-night
to attempt some kind of a settlement. There
has been no violence thus far. This after-.
noon a brakeman named Blair was prepar-'
ing to take No. 23 out, when the strikers
threatened to assault him and he left tho '
The Steamers Natchez nnd Wanaouth flask
on the Lower Mississippi.
New Obleans, January 1. The steamer
Natchez, from New Orleans to fLakeport, '
Ark., struck a reef near Lake Providence, :
ija., tnis morning, anu was uamy uamagea.
She was beached on the Mississippi shore,
and sunk in nine feet of water. There was
no loss of life, but the Boat and cargo will 'J
prove a total los3, as there is no Efbpe of
raising her. She was bnilt in Cincinaatiat ,
a cost of OTer $200,000. v ,
A collision occurred last night on Pearl '
river, near Pearlington, Miss., between tho
l.fltn.. a .4iih nnrt M ; iv.nnnnth ai.
suiting in the sinking of the latter and tfe'l
drowning of Mrs. Sarah Gabriel, a passen-
ger. J.ne Doat is a total joss.
Evidently Determined to Die.
FoxcitOPT, Me., January 1. John But
ler, an aged Frenchman living near this '
village, who yesterday set fire to the build'
ings he occupied, killed his colt and gwfyi
stabbed himself slightly fonr times iut
took Pans green, died this morning;. ',

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