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:C kk vs -r -'"- .. M''v'vS.aSb ,3M .sri SHREWD BUSINESS Can reach the fcest class of -investors through THE DIS PATCH. The best 4Si..2 peruse the r- of SPATCH. "S r w.J.i n having men in business can also be reached through THE DI8- . PATCH. WHO WANT, o) havhur Houses Bent can secure i ts Aa 44- U1L3 UV by adver Hfl.l?.?.2"& glnTHEDIS- IIIlllllLtlVrV vr. TT - w w -o---w.v-- a rl FORTT-rOITRTH TEAR4 PITTSBTJBG, THURSDAY,'- MARCH 7, 1889. SoTo 1EE 'CENTS,; i LAWYER CLEVELAND. Return of the Ex-President to the Practice of His Profes sion in New York. TRIP FROM WASHINGTON. Crowds at All Stations to See the Distinguished Party. 20 STOPS AND NO SPEECHES. TheSpeclRl Train and Its Passenger Metal Wilmington liy Georgfi W. Child The Arrival at New York An Ineffectual At tempt to Avoid a Crowd at the Station Hew the Cleveland, Laments and Dick inson Are Located A Big Lot of Trunks The Ex-President's New Law Office and the Desk and Chair Where He Will Work Retirement or Hector to Private Life Graver. Jr., and His New Carriage Mr. Cleveland' Traveling and Dinner Robe Described. To-day ex-President Cleveland returns to the practice of his profession. Testerday he and his wife, the Lamonts and the Dickin sons traveled from Washington to New Tork City by a special train. -They were cheered by crowds wherever they allowed themselves to be seen, and failed to avoid a large number of admirers at the New York station. They went immediately to their rooms in the Victoria Hotel, and after din ner with a few friends, retired, seeing no callers. rRTECTAL TCLXGEAJI TO THE DIE PATCH. 1 New Yobk, March C Ex-President Grover Cleveland reached this city from Washington at G o'clock this evening and went to the Victoria Hotel. With him were Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Folsom, Daniel Lamont, Mrs. Lamont and three children, Don M. Dickinson and Mrs. Dickinson. All but Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson have taken quarters at the Victoria Hotel. It is under stood that the Cleveland and Lamont fami lies will take houses, but Landlord Holt ex pects them to live at the Victoria for some months, at least The party started from Washington on a special train on the Baltimore and Ohio new route at 11 o'clock precisely. Nearly all of the retiring Cabinet saw them off, and a large crowd cheered them. The train, which was vestibuled, consisted of three cars, a combination baggage and smoker, No. 964, the parlor car Geraldine, with family compartments, and President Mayer's private car, No. 70j. 1 The Record Remain Intact. The railroad people jwished to. make a record in speed, and Engineer John Hogan, who has made the fastest time between New York and Philadelphia, took the train from the start. There was no record made, though, for the reason that the eccentric rod broke at Park Junction, where the Reading road crosses, and the engine was centered for 30 minutes. Another reason was that the party was afraid of a crowd at New York and had the train laid off at Barge Point, where it arrived at 4:42 o'clock. An hour was spent there on a side track in order to tire ont whatever crowd might be awaiting at Communipaw. Only two stops were made on the trip, ex cept one for a change of engines at Phila delphia. Crowds were gathered at most of the stations along the route. At Baltimore the crowd was so enthusiastic that the ex President went out on the platform during a brief stop and bowed to the right and left A Bright Face at the Window. There were calls for Mrs. Cleveland, but . she could not be induced to go out She stood in the window, where she could be seen, and the crowds cheered. There was another large crowd at Wil mington and another stop was made, but ' Mr. Cleveland did not go out Mr. George W. Childs boarded the train at this point, and accompanied the party as far as Phila delphia. President Mayer met the party at Locust Point, and rode for a short distance. At Philadelphia Mr. A. J. Drexel and Colonel Love boarded the train and accom panied the party as far as Wayne Junction. The crowd at the Jersey City station be gan to gather at 330 o'clock. At 4:45, when the Baltimore and Ohio people thought the fast train would be in, and when in reality it was sidetracked at Bergen Point, the big new Central Railroad station was thronged with people. The Crowd Kept Very Busy. Whenever a local arrived the crowd would make a rush, supposing it the special. As the trains came in every three or four minutes, the crowd was kept busy. It was a tired crowd, too, when the special did ar rive, at C o'clock, but a patient one. It had hardly decreased in size. Beside its human occupants, there were 43 trunks aboard the train; 2 trunks had previously arrived by express. Another considerable installment is expected by freight Mrs. Cleveland was standing upon the platform as the train drew up. She was paler than usual, and did not wear her usual smile. She appeared tired. She was becomingly dressed, in a long, dark wine colored traveling wrap, over an ecru travel ing dress of soft material. She wore a jaunty black velvet hat, with light feathers. She carried two bouquets, one of pink roses and'another of violets. The ex-President followed? her. He appeared unusually hearty, and lifted his hat with a smile as the crowd cheered. Mrs. Cleveland only smiled as she shook hands with Mr. Stetson and a friend on the platform. Heartily Welcomed to Their New Home. Mr. Cleveland greeted Mr. Stetson, who is his future partner, cordially. Captain McKaig, -of Jersey City, with five police men immediately undertook to clear the platform, but the crowd pressed around the party and against them. Michael O'Con nor, from the Victoria, immediately took charge and seated the travelers in five car riages. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland -walked the plat form arm-in-arm, in advance, and took the first carriage, Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson the second, Mrs. .Folsom, Mrs. Lamont and the children .occupied a third. The youngest Lamont in His nurse's arms provoked lond cheers for "Grover; Jr." Mr. Xasaont stayed behind. He had a commission. After the ferryboat left, a fine St Bernard dog was taken from the baggage car. It was Mrs. Cleveland's pet Kay. Mr. Lamont and Kay took the last carriage, the fourth having been filled with flowers brought on from Washington and drove to the Long" Island station. Kay was there expressed to country friends who will care for him till his mistress is a housekeeper again. The First Dinner In New Quarters. A good many people awaited the party at the Victoria Hotel, but none were admitted till after dinner. Mrs. Balph Cross John son and her sister, of Washington, who were guests at the Victoria, called on Mrs. Cleve land informally, and were received. They formed the only additions to the original party at dinner. Dinner was served in the dining room of the suite. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Folsom will occupy rooms on the Fifth avenue and Twenty-seveDth street side of the-hotel, on the second floor. The suite consists of par lor, library, dining room, bath, and two bedrooms. The parlor is furnished in heavy black walnut, with red carpet and heavy red hangings. The rooms have been newly fitted for their present occupants, and, like the train which brought the party from Washington, they were profusely decorated with flowers sent by intimate friends. Similar Room for Others of the Party. Mr. and Mrs. Lamont will occupy a smaller suite, directly over that of the ex President Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson have rooms corresponding to Mr. Cleveland's, on the Broadway side. They will stay to the end of the week only. After dinner, which lasted for two hours, Bobert S. MaxwellJ and State Controller Temple were received. They were the only visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland declined all engagements for the evening. Colonel Lamont received the reporters aiter dinner. He said that both Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland were in the best of health and spirits, but a little wearied by the trip. Mr. Cleveland would plunge at once into business. He might go to his office in the morning, he said. As for himself, Mr. Lamont said he would take a rest before he engaged in business. He smilingly declined to say what the bus iness was, or where his office would be, de claring that the public cared nothing for his affairs. In answer to questions about his rumored connection with the Second avenue surface road, he said: '"Well, I will have something to do with street car lines." A Very Vital Question. "And what became of Hector, Mrs. Cleve land's dog?" asked the reporter. Mr. Lamont smiled. "Hector," said he, "had been retired to private life." While the reporters were waiting in the corridor of the hotel a tradesman brought an exquisite baby carriage of gilded wicker and plush into the hotel. It was boat shaped, with gilded oars fastened to its side. A tag showed it was the property of Daniel Lamont Indeed, Grover Cleveland and Lament had no small share in the glory of the arrival. The office which Mr. Cleveland will oc cupy with the law firm of Bangs, Stetson, Tracy &McVeagh, is the largest and hand somest in the suite of eight rooms. It is also the most inaccessible. The Arm is on the seventh floor of 45 and 51 William street, which it shares chiefly -with E'ihu Boot's law firm. Mr. Cleveland's New Workshop. Mr. Cleveland's room used to be the firm's library. It is large and airy, with three windows looking out on William street It is at the end of a hallway, with fonr rooms between it and the main entrance. The shelves of law books which occupied the north wall have been removed to Mr. MacVeagh's room, which opens into it The southside of the room is still occupied with shelves full of books. The walls are freshly tinted a faint pea green, with red and bronze trimmings. The furniture is of heavy oak. The desk at which the ex-President will direct his legal business is of oak, nearly square and flat It is covered with blue cloth. .A great revolving arm-chair of oak matches the desk in massiveness. This is where Mr. Cleveland will sit A SOBET LOT OP STUDENTS. Thirty-Six Dartmouth College Men Dis ciplined in One Day. (-SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Hanovek, N. H. March 6. It would be hard to find a more demoralized lot of students than are registered at Dartmouth College. The faculty has taken them to task for the riotous proceedings of February 21, and after a searching investigation has disciplined 36 men who were engaged in the disturbances. The disorder grew out of an attempt on the part of the Freshmen to carry off the toastmaster of the Sophomore class supper, and the nine Freshmen who inaugurated the disorder have been repri manded and put on probation. Later in the evening the Sophs made a counter attack, broke into the rooms of two Freshmen.carried them to a mock trial and drenched them with writing fluid. Fourteen Sophs were put on probation and reprimanded for countenancing these proceedings, and the nine regular participants were suspended until the beginning of next term. To this list of 32 who were disciplined are added 4 suspensions for different disorders. One was suspended until the opening of next term, another until May 1, another until the last of June and a fourth until the opening of the next college vear, making a total of 36 students disciplined and sus pended in one day. SUICIDED OX A PUBLIC STEEET. The Singular Manner Chosen by a Yonng Alna for Self-Destruction. fSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.1 Pbovidence, B. L, March ft-A strange suicide was committed here .this morning. The few pedestrians who were near the city line on North Main street saw a young man suddenly ' come to a halt under a tree and draw a revolver from his hip pocket, which he coolly cocked, placed to his forehead and fired. They rushed to his side, but he died before he could speak a word. The jnan was fairly well dressed in English-made garments and shoes. There was bnt one slip of -paper found- in his effects, on which was written "William H. Hare, care of Mrs. S. Bentley, Ho. 6 M. street This afforded no clue to the the suicide's identity, as no such address can be found in the city directory. GEEENBACKEES IN SESSION. Representatives of Eighteen States Meet In Conference nt Washington. Washington, March 6. Bepresenta tives 'from 18 States attended the National Greenback conference called to meet in this city to-day. Colonel J. H. Bnter, of Florida, was elected Chairman, and a Committee on Besolutions was appointed as follows: Messrs. George O. Jones, New York; Lee Crandall, Washing ton; J. M Troth, Virginia; Charles Bob erts, California; Benjamin Colvin, Michi gan, and B. W. Buter, Florida. GEN. BADEAFS SUIT.' We Wants $22,500 Damages Frorathe Publishers Who Failed to Get His Grant Book Out for Him, rEFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCH.l Newt Yobk, March 6. General Adam Badeau has begun suit against Charles L. Webster & Co. to recover 22,500 damages for their failure to publish his work, "Grant in Peace," which he declares the firm agreed to put before the public, printed and bound, as a companion volume .to the Grant "Memoirs." Suit was begun in his behalf by Lawyer Daniel P. Hays. , General Badeau seti,;farth in his com plaint that he entered " into an agreement with Webster & Ce.,on" January ,25, 1887, whereby the firm, stipulated 'to pay him 51,000 in advance for the manuscript of the book, three-fonrths of which had, already been published by a syndicate of American newspapers, ana to allow him 30 cents on each volume sold of the published work. One clause of the written agreement stipu lated that General Badeau was to read all the proofs and make all tbe-corrections, and "that no change in the text is to be made without the mqtual agreement of the parties hereto, unless it be the excision of libelous matter." General Badeau alleees that everything was progressing smoothly under this agree ment, when, unexpectedly, he received from Mr. Webster, the head of the firm, a letter asking that the following additional agree ment be annexed to the original contract: - Nothing shall appear in said book objection able to Mrs. General Grant, and the party of the first part (Badean) shall make all necessary correction and alter the matter in such a way that It will be unobjectionable to her. He shall also read all Drools and make corrections as stated in the said third clause. The suggestion of a possible interference on Mrs. Grant's part with his work, or a supervision of it by her, nettled General Badeau, and he promptly returned the draft of the proposed additional clause to Mr. Webster, with a letter in which he dis tinctly said that he was ready to correct any statement of fact that might be shown to be inaccurate, and to consider any matter of taste with a view to regarding Mrs. Grant s feelings. He positively refused, however.to emasculate his work at the dictation of any human being. There was more correspondence,and,in the meantime, General Badeau states, work on the book was suspended. Finally, General Badeau demanded the immediate payment of the $1,000 or the return of the manuscript He got the manuscript eventually, and had the book published by a Hartford firm. The case will have a further hearing. THE UNION LEAGUE MEETING. Officers Elected and a New Announcement of Principle Made. Washington, March 6. The Union League of America, which has taken an active part in national politics since the commencement of the war, has 'been in ses sion in this city for several days. Officers were to-day unanimously elected as follows: President, General Charles H. Crosvenor, of Ohio; Vice Presidents, William F. Chand ler, New Hampshire; Thomas B. Bich, Marvland; John F. Bryant, Georgia; Nathan Goff, West Virginia; T. W. Stringer, Mississippi; Bepresentative George W. Dorsey, Nebraska, and H. C. Evans, Tennessee; Corresponding Secretarv, Thomas G. Baker, New York; Recording Secretary, A. K. Brown, of the District ot Columbia; Chaplain, J3eT. Bivcen,JSnnnrindr.of "Washington."'" The league adopted a preamble and reso lutions reciting that-the work of the league, begun for the maintenance of the Union and the perpetuity of free institutions, can never be said to have ended while in opin ion, law and administration there remains one vestige of sectional hostility to the nation, or while the rights of a single citi zen are assailed or placed in jeopardy be cause of past services or fealty to the Union. The purpose of the league is stated to be to inculcate and maintain national supremacy and to.defend the political and civil fran chises of all citizens. A DRUMMER'S DEEADFUL PATE. Ho Fall Into the Mud and is Slowly Drowned by tbo Rising Tide. ISFECIAL TELEGEA1I TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Charleston, S. C, March 6. John D. Wrede, a drummer for a commission house in this city, met a horrible death last night He left his home at about 9 o'clock, and was not heard from until 9 Jl. m. to-day, when his body was found stuck in the mud at Hunter's Dock, on the eastern water front The body was buried in the mud up to the arms, which were extended. It is supposed that he fell from the wharf into the 'dock, and while trying to extricate himself sunk so deep. in the mud as to be unable to get out At that hour. 10 P. M.. the tide was low, and at high tide there is not over three feet of water over the spot where he perished. He must have been slowly drowned by the rising tide. There are residences within 100 yards of the place weere he was found, but his cries were unheeded. He must have been alive for four hours before the tide reached his mouth and drowned him. Wrede is the fourth victim who has perished there in the same way. THANES OP THE POSTMEN. Elegant Testimonials Prepared for Their Eight-Hour Advocates. Washington, March 6. Messrs. F. P, Braceland.of Philadelphia; John J. Bealin, of New York, and James F. Conaty, of Jersey City, representing the Letter Car riers' Association of those cities, have come to Washington to present testimonials to those members of Congress who assisted in securing the passage of the bill extending .the eight-hour law to letter carriers. The testimonials are in the shape of a mag nificent book, handsomely bound, printed on.satin leaves and containing 52 illustra tions, along with a history" of the free de livery service. Eleven of these books will be distributed. They are 31$ feet n length, 2 feet wide and 10 inches thick, and cost $48 apiece. Copies will be presented to Senator Blair, Bepre sentative Cox, of New York; Bepresenta tive McAdoo, of New Jersey, Mr James B. Young, Executive Clerk in the Senate, and ex-Postmaster General Dickinson. A SUDDEN CHANGE WANTED. The Scalp of Governor Chnrch, faf Arizona, Demanded Forthwith. Washington, March 6. A delegation of residents of Arizona are in the city for purpose of securing an early change in the office of Governor of that Territory. Owing to the bad state of feeling existing between the present Governor and the Legislature, they say, necessary legislation ior the wel fare of the Territory is difficult to obtain, and they want relief by the appointment of anew Governor, .as speedily as possible. The Legislative session expires by limita tion on the 23d Instant, and, if possible, the delegation want a change made in time to utilize a part of the session, as the Legis lature does not'eonvene again for two years. Several Senators will call on President Harrison to-morrow morning and present the case to hini. Ex-Governor Ax tell, Colonel Wolfley, a resident of the Terri tory, MrCrist and several others are candi dates for appointment as Governor, s A DAY OF HARD WORE President Harrison Compelled to Pump Long, With All His'jaight. A BEDTAL MISUSE OP AT EIGHT. i The Clamorinff for Office Already 'a "Most Prodigious Affair. . i EVERIBODI LOOKING FOR SOPt SNAPS. - 4 ' the Kew Cabinet Officers All at Thelr.JJIff Bests, Fall of Easiness. General Harrison's second day in the White House was a tiresome one.A He was kept at work shaking hands all day, with the exception' of a short-time when he, rode out in his new phaeton. The new Cabinet officers have all got to work; Mr. Blaine is already rushed to the verge of distraction by the prodigious scramble for nice-soft places in the consular service. The-big ones have their places all pickedout Messrs. Wanamaker and Traoy are already popula'r in the Capitol. The wild Tfest continues to lead the ranks of patriots anxious to serve their country in office .SPECIAL TELEGHAK TO THE DISFATCBV) Washington, March 6. History will not show that President Harrison did any thing to-day. The Senate sat, and getting nothing from him, adjourned. Yet if he keeps a diary, and tells the truth in it, the entry for March 6 will be: "The hafdest day of my life, thus far." He practically spent the day in the big East room in the White House, with the people pumping, pumping, pumping at hisslenderrightarm. Many a man who would have liked ' to have touched palms with the new:magis trate went away from that strange spectacle in the White House without doing so. They declared that it was a brntal misuse of a popular right, and that they felt so sorry when they saw the look of fatigue, almost approaching pain, in the great man's face, that they would not have added to his mis ery "by even one more gentle shake. the pbesidentphilosophical. There is no echo of the President's senti ments in the above commentary. He seems to accept the situation uncomplaining ly. There is something very decep tive about his appearance. It would be interesting to know his exact height Apparently no man in the long linethat has passed before him for the last few days is any shorter than he is. A man as short as he is is a rarity. Of course it may only happen to be the case with this partic ular body of sightseers. The most particu lar feature of the matter is that by himself he does not look like a Bhort man, at all. With a long body, unduly developed be neath his waistcoat, with short legs and with apparently no neck, General Harrison presents precisely the same figure as the late General Sheridan. The most notable thing, beside shaking hands that General Harrison accomplished to-day was that of taking a ride in his new phaeton with Clem Studebaker. ONE "WAT TO APyr.BTTSB.. $ Studebaker is the largest wagon maker in the world an Indiana man, who rediscov ered the eternal law that if you want to sell wagons you must make them good but evidently the President proposed to make tfie wagon maker test his own wares before he ventured in them alone. The whole supply of new horses and car riages for the White 'House reached the stables of that establishment to-day. The 54,000 worth of horses are to do their work in the shafts of a green-and-black landau, a green-and-black brougham and a silver mounted phaeton. All the Cabinet officers are here and were introduced into office to-day. John Wana maker's first appearance before the Wash ington public had a fuuny side to it. He came in the office of the Arlington Hotel when the room was so crowded that to get through it was as. difficult and as tortuous an operation as it used to be to reach the heart of the minotanr's labyrinth. As the new Postmaster General penetrated the crowd it moved with him, and by the time he had crossed the office and reached the elevator on the other side of the hall, the room was absolutely bare of inmates, and the crowd, unable to get in the elevator, watched it rise out of sight. IT -WTLI. MAKE THEM SMILE. This account of the foretaste of the life every Cabinet minister is bound to lead in Washington will be interesting reading to Justice Lamar and Don Dickinson, who used to break away and hide at times in or der to obtain relief from the popular pres sure. Mr. Wanamaker has' made a fine impression on the newspaper correspond ents. He likes them and their profession, and frankly says' so. General Tracy has the most elegant offi cial apartments of any man in Washington. The great reception joom of the Navy De partment with its frescoes and paintings and the tessellated floor has no equal in Washington. . Messrs. Blaine and Windom are at home in their new quarters, which they have oc cupied before. Around Mr. Blaine centers nearly all the interest in the Cabinet to-day. It is said that he, is going to push his ap pointments faster than any other man. The talk is that Mr. Whitelaw Beid is to be Minister to England; that William Walter Phelps is to go to Berlin; that Congressman Bobert B. Hill is booked for France; that John C. New goes to Austria; that ex-Minister Thomas is to return to Norway and Sweden; that B. G.'Horr, the clown of Michigan, is to be Minister to Mexico, and that Fred Grant is to go to China. Mr. Hill was formerly Secretary of the Legation in Paris. THE BEST OP SEASONS. Colonel Grant is around town, getting in dorsements from the delegations of all the States, and succeeding very well at it He urges his own appointment on the gronnd that many of the most valuable presents his father had received came from China. The number of persons here clamoring for office is prodigious. The-papers print columns of the names of men who have turned up in the town on demands for pat ronage. The little fellows are all after consulships, and, indeed, Mr. Blaine seems to be catching most of the pressure. Possi bly the biggest scramble just at the moment is that for the place of Government Printer. The two Brooklyn men. Hart and Payne, are making a hand-to-hand fight, with Payne in. the lead, because he is a union man. He is foreman of the Press office, in New York. The place' seems likely to go to the West Bill Holliday. of Indian apolisis one of the applicants, but is said to have been a Gresham man. It looks to day as if William N. Meredith, of the Chi cago Bank Note Company, will be the win ner. XO FLIES ON THE WEST. The wild and hungry West seems to think it has especial claims on the admin istration in the scramble for office. There are five mtn from the West to every one from the JSast Corporal Tanner, of Brook lyn, and Corporal Lander, of New York, are published as being after the Commis sionership of Pensions, but New Yorkers are remarkably scarce. The delay of the reedgnition of the State in the Cabinet has prpbably kept them back. ' All the members of the Cabinet, except Mr. Blaine, called on the President to-day, Secretary Proctor andjiecretary Noble each heading the delegations from their respec tive States. Senator Allison turned up again to-day. He has made several colls upon the Presi dent in the last-eight days. Mr. Harrison did a little handshaking in the Blue Boom, to break the monotony of the day's pump handle -work in the East room. In the Blue room he met the justices and officers of the Supreme Court, bv appointment, and, wnen he returned to the great parlor, ne found several hundred of Indiamans there, in charge of Congressman Brown, who told the General that they had come not to con sume any of his valuable time, but only to tender, as friends and neighbors, their heartfelt congratulations on'bisinduction to the Presidental office. The President's answer was brief and delivered in an easy, low tone. Turning to the -Indianians he said: I desire to return thanks to you. for the kind words expressed hy General Brown. As I see about me my Indiana friends, I teel the small ness of this house, large as It is. and itsr made quancy to accommodate all during your stay in Washington. 1 would be glad to extend to all of you a homo welcome such as many oC you have often given me. I hope you will have a safe and comfortable return to your homes. NO FAILUEE AS YET. The Copper Combine Continues to Hold tho Fort Kew Deal Wit!i Americaa mines A Slick Scheme. fSPECIAI. TKLEGBAM TO THE D1SPATCIT.1 New Yobit, March 6. The death of President Deafert-Bochereau, of the Comp toir d'Escompte Paris, the big banking house that has all along been backing the copper syndicate formed by the So ciete des Metaux, and the subsequent fall in the syndicate's stocks in London and Paris, gave rise to the rumor among copper men yesterday that the big syndicate was on the eve of dissolution. Later developments on the Metal Exchange and the market reports from London and Boston, how ever, indicated that the syndicate was in a r very flourishing condition and that a big deal had been consummated to-day which brought all the American copper mines, in cluding the Anaconda, in accord with the copper syndicate. It was stated to-day that the copper svndi cate had shrewdly "forced the decline in stocks in order to effect satisfactory con tracts with the copper producers. The market closed steadier here, although traders were holding off, in view of the reported panicky situation in London and Paris markets. This feel ing that matters had been compromised by the producers and the syndicate was further strengthened by a late dispatch irom Bos ton, stating that copper stocks were jump ing, the Montana having gone up 5 per cent from the lowest, and the Calumet and Hecla S more. The copper men asserted that the pro ducing companies had evidently come to the conclusion that they must meet the syn dicate half way and help them carry the world's copper supply. This official state ment was made public by the copper com panies during the afternoon: "All American mines, including Anaconda and Calumet and Hecla, are in accord, and proposals which are considered favora ble have been accepted by their executive officers, to be ratified by a meeting of direc tors to be called at once. Present letters of credit or guarantees to remain intact Cop per stocks were strong in Boston all day." A dispatch from Paris says that there aas a tremendous run on the bank, which is backing the Copper syndicate. A FOUE-CORNEEED STEEET DUEL. Two Fair of Brothers Effectually Settle a Qunrret, Texas Style. IBPECIAL TELEGHAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Temple, Tex.. March 6. A quartet of brothers engaged in a street duel here at 11 o'clock this morning, with the usnal Texas consequences two dead, one wounded. Three months ago Tom Matlock, the ticket agent of the Santa Fe road, sold a ticket to Kan sas City to A. D. Bather. The company re fused the ticket, and Bather was put off the train. He sued the railroad company, and the case was called last week. Matlock's evidence was of a character calculated to damage A. D. Bather, and the latter de manded a public retraction. Matlock re fused, and Bather gave him until 11 o'clock to-day to retract. As the ' noon hour approached A. D. Bather and brotherHerbert walked over to a tailor shop in which Tom Matlock and his brother Hugh, a boy of 19, were making some purchases. A. D. 'Bather called Tom Matlock to the sidewalk, and as Matlock approached, Bather drew his ' 'Colt's." His brother Herbert polled a weapon at the same time, while young Hugh Matlock rushed to his brother Tom's assistance, gun in hand. The men stood within a few steps of each other and fired 10 or 12 shots. Young Hugh Matlock was killed and Tom Matlock was shot through the head and died this even ing. A. D. Bather was shot through the arm and groin and is believed to be fatally wounded. Herbert rather escaped unhurt. The Matlock and Bather families live in Belton and are wealthy and influential people. There is great sorrow at the killing of young Hugh Matlock, who was a clever and popular youne man. Both Bathers are in custody. . AN AETIST'S BAD BEEAK. He I Missing and Two Wives and Another Woman Want to Seo Him. ISPICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCU.l New Yoek, March 6. Mrs. Minnie Cowley, of 62 Bank street, wife of Artist Samuel J. Cowley,who advertised on Febru ary 26 a reward of $6,000 for the return of a diamond necklace alleged to have been stolen from his fcafe, secured warrants at the Jeffer son Market Police Court on Tuesday for the arrest of her husband for abandonment and non-support, and also for bigamy. She was 'accompanied to court by another woman, who, it is alleged, also claims to be the wife of the artist. The warrants were placed in the hands of Sergeant Combs. His officers have been unable to find Cowley. At noon to-day Marshal Neilson seized everythingin the artist's studio, at 34 West Fourteenth street, by order of Civil Justice Deane. Mrs. Sarah F. Gorman, the land lady at 62 Bank street, where Mrs. Cowley No. 1 lives, had secured attachments against Cowley's effects for a debt of $53. She says in her complaint that Cowley has left the State with the intent to defraud his creditors. FIBEWOEES PINALLY PIZZ. The Deferred Display at Washington Was a Grand Success. Washington, March 6. The display of the deferred fireworks from the monument grounds to-night was nndoubteuly the most brilliant ever witnessed in Washington. The first set piece displayed was larg por traits of President Harrison and Vice-President Morton, framed in brilliant colors, resting upon an easel. So life-like were these portraits that at the distance of a mile each was easily recognized. Tens of thousands -of blue rockets, ex ploded by electricity, shot up from the base of the monument to itsvery summit; thou sands of others in vellow, scarlet, green, purple and garnet followed in quick succes sion, until the whole sky was a flame of scintillating stars ot wondrons hrtes. This great eruption continued for- some time, illuminating the whole heavens with its strangely beautiful light,, - FOR OYER A MILLM. The Collapse of the Mahoning Mutual Insurance Association. PrTTSBUEG PAETIES' IKVOVLED. The Vice President and the General Super intendent Besides Here. A NEW CASTEE COMPANY WILL LOSE. The Association Was a Consolidation of a Homier of Obb Concerns. The Mahoning Association, doing a life insurance business on the mutual plan, with headquarters at Columbus, has failed. The liabilities are estimated at more than 51,000,000, with 520,000 cash assets. The company formerly operated at Niles, Youngstown and Cleveland. Harvey W. Hatch, of Pittsburg, is Vice President of the association. He is in Columbus, and his wife does not believe the company has failed. ISFECIAL TELZGEAM TO THE DISPATCIT.l Coltjmbtjs, March 6. The Mahoning Mutual Life Association, a corporation or ganized under the laws of the State, failed to-day for over a 51,000,000, and asked the Court for an order of dissolution and the apointment of a receiver. The petition ers are all the officers of the association, and the President of the same was appointed re ceiverand gave bond in $100,000. D.T.Bam sey, a local attorney, was appointed referree with instructions to investigate and report facts to the Court upon which to determine whether the association shall be dissolved. The petition gives as a reason for asking a receiver, that about half the membership has refused to pay the numerous assess ments during the past year, when the death rate has been unusually heavy, and that they have been unable to get new members to take the places of the holders who have lapsed. They say they nre substantially insolvent, and want the receiver to adjust the claims and policies outstanding, some of which are fraudulent, and to distribute to those entitled to the same, the proceeds, as there will not be, enough to pay the valid claims. some cash. An inventory of the property shows that Treasurer Beinhard has in his hands $30,000 in cash. The other assets, in the shape of notes and accounts, amount to 520,933. The gentlemen whose names are attached to the papers as petitioners are Messrs. Harvey Hatch, of Pittsburg, Second Vice President and Superintendent of Agencies; Frank S. Wagenhals, Medical Director; D. E. Stevens, President; John G. Bein hard, Treasurer, and John D. Abdill, Sec retary, all of whom, except Mr. Hatch, are residents of this city. The Mahoning Mutual Life Association had its office in this city. It was a consolidation of two companies, the Mahoning and National Life Associations. The Mahoning was organized at Niles, O., in 1879. Subsequently its offices were removed to Youngstown and then to Cleve land. The National was orzamzed in this cityini880, and, in November, 1887rtfoei w vumpoujes were cousuuuaieu, ana navv since then been doing business1 from this city. Last July the Mahoning Mutual re insured the New Castle Mutual Benefit As sociation, which had been doing business at New Castle. Beside the officers whose names appear in the petition, the manage ment of the association included a board of trustees, which was composed principally of non-residents. LABGE- BISKS. Prior to the embarrassment referred to the association had risks amounting to fully 510,000.000, and the heavy falling off is said to have mostly taken place last summer. Arrangements have been made with the Mutual Beserve Fund Life Association of New York for the reinsurance of members of the Mahoning-Mutual. The associa tion had no reserve fund, and the officers give this as a reason why they were unable to keep above water. When the association was organized the law did not permit a re serve fund. Before the National consoli dated with the Mahoning it had gathered in the remains of the old mutual companies in Columbus and reinsured a majority of the members. These were the Columbus Mutual Belief and the National Aid Bene fit The policy holders of the failing com pany are located principally in Ohio and Pennsylvania, though other States have a fair representation. THE TICE PEESIDENT'S WIPE; Sirs. Hatch, Does Not Believe That the Company Failed. Harvey W. Hatch, Vice President of the Mahoning Mutual Life Insurance Compa ny, the failure of which is reported above, lives at ,No 126 Washington street, this city. It was 10.40 last night when the news arrived here from Columbus. A Dispatch reporter called at Mr. Hatch's residence at once. There it was learned from Mrs. Hatch that her husband was in Columbus. He went there last Friday, and she had heard from him as late as yesterday, and in his letter to her she says he wrote nothing of business difficulties. She denied that the insurance company had failed. She did not know ot any business it done here. A BICH SILTEE PIND. The Phenomenal Luck of a Wandering- Colorado Prospector. Aspen, Col., March 6. A marvelous discovery of mineral is reported from Maroon, in this district, particulars of which were made known to-day. Harry Adams, a prospector, was opening a trail to Florence Belle Mine, when his attention was attracted to a heavy outcrop of spar of some, few feet distant Pushing to the locality he was confronted by a well-defined vein exposed at the surface. Gathering the float he found it to be impregnated with brittle and ruby silver, equal in metallic richness to that recently developed in the Mollie Gibson, the ore from which runs from $3,000 to $12,000 a ton, and is con sidered the wonder of the camp. The new vein is two feet between walls, and shipment from it will begin at once. The discovery created intense excitement, and the assay office that is testing mineral is flocked with excited prospectors awaiting returns. ATTACKING THE DETECTIYES. " A Chicago Clergyman Say They Are an Unnecessary Evil. Chicago, March 6. Bev. J. M. Cald well, in delivering a funeral oration over a convict named Welt, who was imprisoned for train robbery, but who declared his innocence-to the last, used some decidedly emphatic language. The words which caused the strongest impression of many of his. hearers were the following: These professional detectives lie to catch a person, as they say. They live a lie and are a lief and will swear to a lie to carry a point. A great many people believe that the detectives are necessary evils. But I tell you it is never necessary to do evil, and not many years from how the public will believe just as I am savin?. and this professional business will be swept iroin tne lace oi tne eartn. THE COUNT COMIM. Honlercoll on HI Way to Pltuhore to Visit His Wife's Relatives A Scrap of an Animated Conversation. SPECIAL TXLEGEAM TO THE EISFATCTT.l New Yobk, March a The Count Di Montercoli bundled up his Countly posses sions this morning and left the city on the 10:30 train for Philadelphia. He paid his bill. He fold the clerk of the Hotel Albemarle that his destination was the Stratford Hotel, in the Quaker City. He expected to meet some friends,' he said. From there he told the clerk he intended to go to Pittsburg to visit his wife's family. This afternoon a gentleman called on the Count, announcing himself as the legal representative of the Countess Knox-Di Montercoli. The gentleman attempted to tell the Count what he had to say in French. Either the French he spoke was not the kind of French spoken by the Count, or ehe'the latter willtnlly misunderstood. Auy way, the assistance of a waiter interpreter was called in. He was kept busy. The conversation was extremely animated, to say the least It ended thus: Lawyer (boiling over with rage and, as .red as a boiled lobster Tell this infernal alleged count that he is a liar. Waiter 1 don't like to tellhimthat Tell him yourself. Lawyer I would if I could. . The trio were in the reception room at the time, bnt these remarks were plainly over heard by those in the hallway. The law yer's name could not be learned, nor would the waiter who acted as interpreter reveal his identity. AN INSUEEECTION FEAEED. Serions Trouble Likely to Follow Stoppage of Work on the Panama Canal. (SPECIAL TXLEGEAM TO THE DISPATCn.l New Yobk, March C An officer at the Navy Yard received a letter from one of the officers on the cruiser Atlanta, at Aspin wall, by the steamer Newport yesterday morning. The letter says that trouble can hardly be avoided when work on the Pana ma canal is actually and absolutely stopped, as it will be on March 15. The Colombian authorities, the commanders of the United States vessels Ossipe and Atlanta, and the British and French war vessels are making preparations to meet it. The writer says there has been a gradual reduction in the force for several months, until now there are about 10,000 men left, and these are living in camps all along the line of the canal. A large number of the discharged men have lpund employment in other parts of Central America and in South America, several hundred having gone over to Port Limon on. February 20 to work on the con struction of the Costa Bica Bailroad. It is said the men will be left without money or work, and wjth little food. They are made up of negroes and imported cheap labor of various nationalities. It is feared that they will not only try to take possession of the Panama Bailroad, bat that the revolution which is reported to be brewing in the interior may break out at the same time. The marines and sailors on the Atlanta and Ossipe are being, drilled at smalt arms and with the Gatling guns every day, and the programme is that they shall take possession ot the line of the railroad at the entrance of the town of Aspinwall, as well as protect the American Consulate. The marines and sailors on the British and French vessels are also being drilled, and they willJandou March 14-to protect the consulates. The Colombian authorities have also got a good force, at Aspinwall, under good discipline and drill, and they assert it is sufficient to cope with any in surrection that is likely to occur. A QUESTIONABLE BUSINESS. How the Employes of an Insurance Com pany Propose to Make money. SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH. New Yobk. March 6. Secretary Pol lock, of the Niagara Fire Insurance Com pany, is very much disturbed over a rumor that an association had been formed by the employes of a prominent fire insurance company to effect re-insur.tuce, for their own benefit, of all the company's hazardous and doubtful risks. The promoters of the scheme allege that they started with a pre liminary capital of $300, to be invested under the direction of a Finance Commit tee, and that as authority was obtained from the company to make the application in its name, to facilitate their operations. It .has been the custom for the various companies to interchange' this class of busi ness, provided they are not already inter ested in the risks offered. It is said that the new association has had phenomenal luck from the start, and that the heads of the clerks in other companies have been turned by the large prospective profits. Its first investment was the re-insuring of a planing mill for 51,200, which proved a total loss, and this increase of capital has extended the field of operations. One of the by-laws of the association pro vides that half the cash in the treasury shall be always invested, and that dividends shall be declared only from actual surplus every three months. The promoters claim that the new business can be conducted on a per fectly legitimate basis. SUICIDE AND ASSIGNMENT. Two Calamities Strike the Cleveland Stove Company at Once. Cleveland, March 6. Nathan A. Wil son, Secretary of the Cleveland Stove Com pany, was found dead in the company's office this morning. He had shot himself in the head with a revolver while sitting at his desk. Wilson was 32 years of age, and came here from Ft Wayne, at which place his father, George H. Wilson, the Presi dent of the company, lives. Late this after noon the Cleveland Stove- Company made an assignment of all its property to ex Attorney General J. A. Kohler, of Akron. The nominal assets are $200,000, while the liabilities are between $80,000 and $90,000. The assignment was made, it is said, to tide the company over the excitement caused by the Secretary's suicide and to prevent hasty action by the creditors. It is thought Wilson was depressed mentally because of too close attention to business. DOUGLASS LITTLE IDEA, He Want the White and Colored Races to Assimilate. Washington, March 6. At the Colored Press Convention here to-day- a resolution of thanks was voted to Senator Sherman for his efforts in behalf of the colored race, and to Senator Chandler for his stand on the question of Southern elections. . Fred Douglass urged the negroes to as similate with the whites as much as possi ble. They should, he said, endeavor to copy the enterprises and ideas of the white people. A great advance had been made by the negroes in the last 20 years. NO M0BE COMMISSIONS. The Trunk Line Association Resolves to Quit at Once. New Yobk, March 6. At a meeting of the Trunk Line Association here to-day, a resolution was finally adopted that op and after to-morrow the roads would refuse to pay auy further commissions for passenger business. It was also resolved that the signers would endeavor to persuade all con necting lines, not in the association, to stop rpaying commissions to'agents. fld i" r Mr. Marland Has Introduced aj Bill to Stop Truancy In All its Forms. t PAROCHIAL SCHOOLSIN LINK Attendance at Them Will Be Eeco? nized as Perfectly Legal UNDEE THE NEW COMPULSOEI CLAUSE All Children Under 14 Tear of Age Mast be Present at Least One Session Each ' Day Employer and Parent Will bo Fined for Violations Adjutant JGeneral Hastings Deales the Stories Concerning the Pennsylvania Troop at the Capltat Kot One of them Was Intoxicated Sen ator Cooper for Collector of the Port at Philadelphia .Night Sessions in Both Houses. The Pennsylvania statesmen hive re turned from their trip to Washington. Bep resentative Marland has introduced a bill to enforce compulsory education. Its pro visions are of a broad and stringent charac ter. Another section provides that girls or women shall not work in a laundry more than ten hours per day. General Hastings indignantly denies all stories concerning the misconduct of the Pennsylvania troops at the inauguration. Senator Cooper ex pects to be Collector of the Port at Phila delphia. rFIJOM A STAJT COKEESPONDKST.3 HAEBiSBTnso, March 6. Hon. Alfred Marland, of Pittsburg, to-night introduced in the House of Bepresentatives a bill of considerable importance to manufacturing centers. It is entitled "An act for the bet ter protection of women "and children in the several cities, boroughs and townships of this Commonwealth, and providing for the election of a truant officer and defining the duties of the same." Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 provide for the, ap pointment in school districts, 60 days after the passage of the bill, of truant officers, whose duty it shall be to see that children of school age shall be kept at school by their parents or guardians, and that chil dren found playing truant shall be taken to school. Sickness or other disability ol the child or the presence of contagious disease in the house shall be recognized as a good excuse for the abuse ot the child, but falling this the parent or guardian shall be fined from 51 to 53 for each offense. slightlt strict. I The child who wilfully" reiaans4wajt, from school maybe committed by the Judge of the Court of Quarter Sessions to some re form school for a period not exceeding the rest of the school year. The second section makes attendance on either public, private or parochial schools equally good for the purpose of the act, and Mr. Marland says he believes it to be the first time on record in which parochial schools have been recog nized in any bill. "But," he says, "they are there, they ex ist, and the fact can't be denied. I leave it to others whether it is better or worse that they should. I only consider them in the light of educational institutions." The most important section of the bill, Section 5, is as follows: It shall be lawful for any child between the ageSof 10 and 14 years to be employed in any cotton, silk, worsted orwoolen manufactory, or they may be emcloyed la any pottery or in the stores where any class of goods are sold at wholesale or retail, or in any manufacturing; mechanical or mercantile establishment, and then such child shall not be required to attend school more than ONE SESSION each day, and if any manufacturer, firm, per son or corporation shall employ a child under U years of age, or if any child be found at any kind of labor in their. establishment, unless a certificate from the principal of some public or private or parochial school shall be on file in the office of such establishment setting- forth that the child therein named did in the preced ing week attend at least one session of the school upon each and every school day, and, unless said certificate shall be produced upon demand of the traant officer of the school dis trict in which the child resides, said manufact urer, firm, person or corporation shall be con sidered as employing cniid labor, illegally and contrary to the intent and meaning ot this act, and upon conviction thereof before any "aider- manor justice of the peace shall be fined the sum of not less than So nor more than $25 for each and every offense. Section 6 makes it the duty of the truant officer to see that no young girl or woman of any age is employed in any public laundry or in any manufactory where steam or water power is used for a longer period than ten hours a day or before 7 o'clock in the morning or after 9 o'clock at night, and any proprietor of such place refusing the truant officer admission or otherwise inter fering with him in the discharge of his duty shall be liable to a fine of not less than $5 nor more than 525, half the fine to go to the truant officer and half 'to the school dis trict ITS ENGLISH, TOTJ KNOW. Section 7 provides for monthly report from the truant officer and for his discharge in case he fails to do his duty. Section 8 provides for the punishment of any parent or guardian giving a false certificate of the age of a child to any employer,"and for the furnishing by school principals of ceritifi cates of attendance. Mr. Marland says his bill is based on the English factory law on the same subject, and that it has worked remarkably well in England within his personal knowledge. He thinks it would prove very beneficial in this country, as it provides for the em ployment of children, which some people find necessary for the family comfort, and also provides for compulsory education, which is very needful for the production of intelligent citizens. Simpson. THE GEADE CE0SSING BILL. Bepresentative George Shlras Say It Will Go Through Easily. rTBOX A STATT COBBESFOXPXXT.l ' Habeisbobg, March 6. "The grade crossing bill will come up next week," said Bepresentative George Shiras to-day, "and I suppose it will pass without any trouble. Of course if the six Pittsburg- members have nothing to say against it, it will go through without a doubt Two years ago the Governor vetoed a similar bill on the ground that it was an unwarranted in terference with the rights of Councils for the Legislature to fix the proportion of the neces sary expense to be borne by the city when a railroad is depressed below or elevated above grade. 'Of course in the present bill the word 'equally' has been stricken ont leaving it simply that the expense is to be 'divided. But if the parties to the transaction .oaBBet Continued oh SixthTto&2;L- i I I Ai..