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Transient Advertisements, INCLUDING WANTS, TO LETS, FOR SALES. ETC., FOR TO-MORROW'S ISSUE Should be handed in at the main advertising office of The Dispatch, Fifth avenue, up to midnight. ' r FORTY-POTJRTH YEAIL 10 ROOM FOR DOUBT Lima "Oil Not Only Refinable, But Large Quantities Are Refined, OHIO PEOPLE KNOW IT, And the Standard Oil Company is Engaged in It SO ONE ALLOWED TO SEE THE WOBK. The Product is plainly Labeled, Though, and Not Sold a Pennsylvania OH Ohio Oil Men Admit That Pennsylvania Crude is Far Superior to the Lima bmfl" foine Advantages Possessed by Each No Per ceptible Odor la a Lima Reflnery The Standard' Imraraie Plant at LimaTo Have An Addition Containing 4, 000,000 Bricks Another Big Gobble of Ohio Oil Territory on the Tapis. The largest refinery in the State of Ohio is daily at work on Lima oil, despite the claim of the Standard that the product can not be refined, Not only that, the Stan dard's big refinery at Lima is to be enlarged 20 stills, and 4,000,000 bricks for the addi tion have been ordered. Another large deal in Ohio territory is under way. Men who make it a business to refine Lima oil talk entertainingly with The Dispatch cor respondent. rsrxciAL telegham to the dispatch.i Lima, O., April 19. After seeing what I have seen here within the past 21 hours, no cane man living could have so much as a shadow of doubt as to whether Lima oil is refinable. Pursuant to an arrangement made with S. S. Drake, President of the Eagle Consolidated Refining Company, whose interview was wired last night, The Dispatch correspondent drove out to that company's refinery this morning, and was given every opportunity to investigate. This privilege, however, was not accorded until Mr. Drake was fully satisfied that the writer was not a spy seeking after the key to the process and secrets of its success. Speaking of this matter, Mr. Drake -said: "Hardly a week passes without some at tempt of this kind being made, and in one or two instances it would have been success ful except for the good fortune of having employes who spotted intruders in time to head them off. This being the case, we at times shut up pretty tight and let no one In, no matter en what pretext. But I have no objection to allowing you an opportunity to satisfy yourself that It Is Possible to Refine Ohio OIL There Uno secret about that fact, and no doubt about it, in so far as people in this part of the country are concerned, and if the outside world is being misled, I am not prepared to deny your claim that it is the duty and entirely within the province of a great newspaper to ascertain the facts as they exist. "Does the process of refining Lima oil differ materially from that of refining the Pennsylvania product?" "Well, yes. It is not so easy a task, and there are some secrets on which success is founded which an expert would be likely to catch onto pretty easily, hence the necessity of secrecy." The refinery is located about half a mile from the city limits, on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Bailway, and with its agitators, still, crude tanks, pumping sta tion, refined oil tanks, storehouses, cooper sh'bps and other accompaniments and build ings covers about 20 acres, and it is said to be the largest independent refinery in the State, being larger than any of the inde pendent refineries in Cleveland. It is in charge of Frank Marble, formerly superin tendent of the Brooks Oil Company's re finery at Cleveland. Everyone acquainted with him knows him to be not only an ex pert, but a man of unusual candor, who, while usually saying nothing, means every word he says, and makes no statements not known to be absolutely reliable. AYhcncc the Supply Is Drawn. "Where do you get your supply?" was asked of Mr. Drake, as he led the way through the pumping station. "From the surrounding oil fields, through our pipe line. We have about So miles of pipe line." Samples of crude oil were exhibited. "Is this as good as Pennsylvania oil?" was asked of Superintendent Marble. "Oh, no. It is not as good as Pennsyl vania oil. There's no doubt about that." "In what does it differ?" "It's heavier oil, and "does not contain anywhere near as much lubricant" "What percentage do you get of a high grade product" "Only about 25 per cent. That is, we expect to always get 25 per cent, and often get more, but when we get 30 we consider that we have had a good run." "What per cent of Pennsylvania oil is illuminant?" "It yields readily 40 to CO per cent," "What grades of illuminating oil do you make?" "All grades, mostly Standard 110, and prime and water white, 150 oil, but we make as high as 300 headlight oil, such as is used in locomotive headlights. Here is some of it," said he, leading the way up steps, and looking over the edge of a 600 barrel open tank, to which the only cover I the roof of the building which incloses it and several others. No Bad Odor to Bo Detected. "Do you detect any bad odor arising from that?" askedJMr. Drake, leaning ovrr the edge of the tank. "We have become so ac customed to the odor from the crude in vari ous stages of'refining, that we fancy this doesn't stink." The writer was compelled to admit that if any unusual odor arose he was unable to de tect it "It does smell a little different from Penn sylvania oil," said he; "it has none of that gassy smell which characterizes Pennsyl vania oil, and smells of Fulphur, but we do not think it has any worse oder than Penn sylvania oil, or any more ofit" Adjoining this tank of headlight, 300 de grees oil, was one water white, 150 degrees, and two of standard, 110 degrees oil, ready to be drawn out for shipment. Near this building were two agitators, one of three stories high, and eight stills were in opera tions. I saw Lima crnde going in and re fined illuminating oil coming out, and both tank cars and freight cars loading. Fur thermore, the barrels were labeled "Lima oil," leaving no room for doubt that it is selling on its merit There was An Air or Prosperity and Activity about the place suggestive of good profits. If any one says Lima oil cannot be refined, you can set him down as one of three things a fool, an ignoramus, or a Standard Oil man. "Do you consider your product perfect, Mr. Marble?" ".No, we are not easily satisfied appar ently not so easily satisfied as our patrons. We have improved it greatly, but are not yet qnite satisfied." "What is the matter with it?" "Well, I don't know ai we ought to com plain, when consumers don't, but it hazes the chimney a little, and we want to prevent that entirely." "Is it a serious objection?" "No; if you are using oil you probably would not notice it" ''What is the relative candle power of the Ohio and Pennsylyania product?" "1 cannot give you exact figures, but strange as it may seem, the candle power of Lima oil is at least donble that of Pennsyl vania oil. It burns with a dense, white light which is very different from that of Pennsylvania oil. A sample was sent to Antwerp, and was tested by the highest authority and found to be fully double the candle power of Pennsylvania oil. The re sult of the tests was forwarded by the Ex change in Antwerp to the 'Change in New York, and it is a matter of record, but I cannot give the exact figures." Other Peculiarities of Ohio Oil. "Has Lima oil any other peculiarities?" "Yes. There is more Lima oil being burned than any one would suppose, and there is one way in which any user can dis tinguish it from the Pennsylvania product. It will give a full, bright light as long as there is a drop in the lamp. If you are ac quainted with petroleum, you know it will not do that When the oil in the lamp be comes low, the flame becomes dim. In this respect Lima oil is far more satisfactory to consumers than the product of the Pennsyl vania fields." "What is the relative market value of the two oils, for refining purposes?" "In the present state of the art of refining Lima oil, I should say it is not worth over 30 cents as compared with $1 for the best Pennsylvania crude. It costs only a half to five-eighths cent to refine Pennsylvania oil, and it costs 1 cent to i cents to refine Lima oil." "How about the lubricating properties of Lima oil, as compared with that of Penn sylvania?" "It is unquestionably far more pro ductive, and in every way superior. It con tains more paraffine than Pennsylvania oil, and the finest sample of paraffine oil that I ever saw was made from Lima oil." "Who made it?" Not Exnctly Prepared to Say. "I am not sure about that I think 'twas made by Hiram E. Lutz & Co., at Thurlow, Pa. It may have been made by a firm at Chester, Pa., whose name I can't recall. We shipped them the tar from whicb they made it" "Why don't you make Jubricating oil?" "We make the highest grade of summer black oil on the market, but it would re quire an immense outlay to make high grade lubricating oil. A paraffine works, in fact, costs about as much as this whole refinery, and our company haven't seen fit to take that under their wings as yet." "Do you contemplate any turther enlarge ment ot your works?" "We have talked of that, but are not go ing to at present. "We are waiting develop ments " "Did you start in with such a refinery as this?" "No. It was not more than one-fourth as large when we commenced, but we met with such encouraging results that we have been continually extending it" "How will the move of the Standard in buying up all the available production afiect you?" "We are well fixed, but I do not see how it can have any other effect ultimately than to advance the price of Lima oil. But that part of the subject is out of my line. I can take care of it so long as they get it" Extravagant Prices Predicted. Excitement among producers runs high here, and they are talking extravagant prices for Lima oil, even predicting any where from 50 to 80 cents for oil within a year. Viewing it from an entirely disin terested standpoint, I have no hesitancy in expressing the belief that those who have gotten their expectations up to more than say 30 or 40 cents are doomed to disappoint ment. Chemistry, however, is overcoming many obstacles, and if the cost of refining and treating can be reduced, that operation will increase the value of Lima oil. The Standard's unearned profits on this deal are enormous. If its 15,000,000 barrels oi on, wnicn costs 10 cents, are worth 30 cents,it makes two and a quarter millions on oil alone, or probably enough to.pay for all the depressed leases and land it'has bought here, and on which its profits must be at least double that amount, and it is currently estimated as high as $15,000,000. Some comprehension of the success of the great corporation in workinsr the scheme'may be had by considering the fact that the matter Iot ooiaining control oi tne unio production was of itself a move in which they could nave wen anoiaea to Go Into Their Trensnry for millions if necessary, and that they not only did not find it necessary to do so, but will come out of the deal with their original object fully attained, and several millions more in the treasury than when they started into it It has all been accomplished within two yeais, and is probably the most successful and greatest transaction ever carried through on the face of the globe. The stockholders and directors of the Trenton Bock Oil Company are holding a meeting to-night for the purpose of consid ering a proposition made them by the Standard to purchase their land leases. The Trenton company owns leases on 10,000 acres of territory, of which 7,000 acres have been developed. The majority of the stock is held by David Kirk, the F. A. Dilworth estate, A. H. Tack, Frank Tack, George Waldorf and J. B. Townsend. They were pioneers in this field. The Standard's Faith in Ohio Oils. Bumors -enough to fill a page are current It is difficult under such circumstances to cull out the facts. Among other things that do not look improbable is the report that the Standard has secured the right of way for a pipe line to Detroit from Cygnet, but I am not able to verify the report I understand that the Standard has begun a foundation for the addition of 20 stills to its refinery here, and has contracted for 4,000,000 bricks to be used in connection with this addition to its refinery. Of course the public will not be allowed to in fer from this that they can successfully re fine Ohio oil. II U Jli Ail J) ilAlli symposium contrib uted to-morrow's DISPATCH, in which a num ber cf experts tell hoto to make the hair beautu Jul and prevent baldness. rniye A MAff MISSING, Just When He Should be Most Seen of Men, Sir. Daniel Downs Blysterlonsly Dis- appears HI Wife One of His Largest Creditors. ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 New Yoek, April 19. Bumors were current in the shirt trade to-day that Daniel H. Downs, the senior partner in the failed firm of Downs & Finch, the head of the fancy shirt business of the country, had dis appeared. Creditors of the firnsaid they had not seen him since the failure, which occurred on April 5, and did not know his whereabouts. Mr. Downs has been absent from the city at least ten days, and the last heard of him was that he had gone to Ocean Grove, N. J., where his father resides. Mr. Francis H. Wilson, former counsel for Downs & Finch, has not seen Mr. Downs since about ten days ago. He has been told, however, by Mrs. Downs, who was at his office on business, about the middle of last w eek, that Mr. Downs had gone to Ocean Grove to visit his father. In regard to the charges that large sums of money had been paid over to Mrs. Downs, Mr. Wilson said that when the matter was fully investigated, in his opin ion, Mrs. Downs will appear to be one of the largest creditors of the concern. Be yond this he did not feel called upon to make any statement in regard to the matter, as he had not seen the books, The last time Assignee Theodore F. Miller saw Mr. Downs was on April 6. when they weit to the factory at Jamesburg, N. J. Mr. Downs was to come to Mr, Miller's office on the following Monday, but he did not come. The books of the firm of Downs & Finch are being examined by an expert It is said that the firm sold $243,000 worth of accommodation paper after September 1 last It is also said that Mr. Downs, who had oharge of the finances of the firm, drew out nearly $175,000 from October 1, 1888, to April 5, 1889, the greater part of which he paid to his wife. It is said be made depos its in various banks in the name of D. H. Downs, individually, and made checks against it payable to his wife, who drew out the money. The transfer of the factory at Jamesburg, N. J., it is said, was to secure her as an indorser of the firm's paper. The deed was filed April 5, the day ot the as signment bnt it is dated February 15, he consideration being placed at 510,000. Mrs. Downs has always been regarded as a wealthy woman, and she had lent the firm money at various times since it started. Mr. Downs was a schoolteacher before he went into the shirt business. ENTIRELY TOO MUCH TRUST. Importers and Steamship People Protest Against a Proposed Combine. rsrECXAi. teleqbam to the disfatcb.i New Yoke, April 19. The announce ment to-day that the principal storage men in'New York City were talking of organiz ing a warehouse trust was regarded with concern by merchants and importers. The storage people were also very much inter ested about it, too, and some of them feared that the printing of the news might perhaps retard the scheme. They were in doubt as to how the new administration would view such an enterprise, and there were remarks indicative of a belief that if the merchants and importers came out strong against the proposed trust, Secretary Windom might re voke the licenses for bonded stores of those who join the trust These licenses can be revoked by the Secretary at his discretion. It was said to-day that the Bremen and the Hamburg- Am ericas steamship com panies have already taken steps to avoid coming under the domination of the pro posed trust, and that in case it is organized they are prepared to send their goods to stores already leased for their special use. The importers of drvpoods, James Mc Creery & Co., H. B. Claflin & Co., W. & J. Sloane, Sylvester Hilton & Co., and many others; the importers of wine and liquors, among them P. W. Engs & Co., and Yan Yleck & Co.; the tobacco import ers and the importers of drugs, coffee, straw goods and all other importers who are com pelled to avail themselves of storage facili ties will, it was announced, oppose the pro posed trust with every legitimate means within their power. DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS LOADED. A Lively Encounter Between Two Missouri istate Legislators. rSPECIAL TELEGKAK TO THE DISPATCH.1 Jefi-ebson City, Mo., April 19. A sensational encounter took place in the ro tunda of the Madison House to-day, and only the interference of bystanders averted a tuneral. Frederick Swayne, a Bepre sentative from St Louis, is a member of the committee investigating the Capitol saloon scandal that was exposed two weeks ago. It was charged that the liquor men, in order to defeat the high license bill, had opened a well-stocked sideboard in the Capitol. Mr. Swayne was very active in the investi gation, and asked many questions about Senator C. Magginis, of St Louis, the champion of the liquor men. Senator Magginis heard of the cross-examination, and, meeting Swayne in the hotel, denounced him severely. Swayne replied in kind, and Magginis raise'd his cane as if to strike. Swayne drew a re volver and attempted to shoot, but the weapon was taken from him. Magginis was badly frightened and said he did not raise his cane to strike, and did not think Swayne was "loaded." SPEUNG THE TRAP. A Sensational Denouement in a Mississippi Election Case. SPECIAL TELEOEAM TO THE DISPATCn.l Jackson, Miss., April 19. Some inter esting testimony was adduced to-day in the Kernaghan-Hooker Congressional contest. E. J. Tutt, of Bankin county, made oath that H. H. Mulhollan, K. C. Kerr and Kernaghan offered to pay him $1,000 and secure him a good Federal office to swear that 25 Bepublican votes were stolen from the Fannin box. Tutt informed Hooker's attorneys of the proposition and they have just sprung the trap on Mr. Kernaghan, catching him trying to bribe a witness. The denouement created quite a sensation here to-day in political circles and the friends of Hooker are delighted at the ex posure. ATE POISON MEANT FOE A DOG. Sad Besnlt of a. Qnnrrel Between Two Ynnkee Neighbors. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISFATCH1 Taunton, Mass., April 19. Poison in tended for a neighbor's dog killed a little girl at Weir Village Wednesday. Arsenic was placed on some bread, and the latter was left where the dog was in the habit of prowling lor food. A little daughter of Francis Corrigan, 3 years old, found the poisoned bread and ate a portion of it. She died in a few hours. Corrigan's dog had been shot by the neighbor a jew days ago, and in retaliation an attempt was made to poison the other's dog. His daughter was the victim instead of the dog. Slaking the Rounds. ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l Washington, April 19. James Brad ley, who is said to be booked for Inspector of Fostofnffices fortthe Allegheny district, is in the city making the rounds with Colonel I aayne. pppwttt Bi$mtrt). PITTSBURG, 'SATURDAY, APRIL ONE PLASH OF FIKE In an Immense Lard Eefinery and Almost in an Instant the WHOLE BUILDING WAS ABLAZE. The Inmates Leap Through Windows in Efforts to Escape, MANX MAT BE BDKIED IN IflE EUINS. 5 Tho Bfeffest Conflagration That Sew Tort Has Been for a Generation. New York was visited, by a very de structive fire yesterday. Many squares of buildings were reduced to ashes. It is rumored that a number of persons perished in the flames. One man is known to have been killed and others were injured. The financial loss is away up in the millions. The fire originated In the large Fairbanks lard establishment. New Yoek, April 19. The biggest and fiercest fire New Yorkers have witnessed in this generation swept the east bank of the North river clear to-day, from Fifty-ninth street to what would be Sixty-fifth Btreet if that street ran to the river. It destroyed more than 81,500,000 of property belonging to the New York Central Eailroad and at least 5500,000 worth of lard, flour and the like belonging to other persons, notably N. K. Fairbank, the great Chicago iard mer chant The flames destroyed the two big elevators "A" and "P" of the Vanderbllt system, a big brick building stretching from Fifty ninth street to Sixtieth street, and occupied jointly by the Fairbank Lard Eefinery and the Bossiter stores, and wiped out the dock property of the New York Central Bailroad system from Fifty-ninth to past Sixty-fifth street. c THE KILLED AND INJURED. At least one man was killed in his head long flight from the fire at the outbreak. A number were injured jumping from windows of the burning buildings, but in the wild terror of the conflagration no account was kept of them. The police have a record of the following casualties: Henry Rennlng, single, 694 Tenth avenue, a workman in Fairbank's rennery,killed by jump ing from a third-story window. John Johnson, 517 West Forty-second street, likewise a workman in Fairbank's, severely in jured on the back by jumping from a window. Charles Brown, West Forty-second street, severe injuries about the bead from the same cause. William J. Noble, fireman of engine No. 2, prostrated by the heat while at work at the foot of Fifty-ninth street Bumors were rife all the evening that a number of workmen had been caught and burned in the Fairbanks refinery, but it haq been thus far impossible to ascertain the truth of them. At least a quarter of a mil lion people turned out to watch the brilliant sight from beyond the police lines on Twelfth avenue. BIG CEOWDS AROUND. All the Westside streets were blocked, and the elevated trains carried swarms up and down town to swell the crowds. The police reserves -were called out to preserve order. Every fire engine above Fourteenth street was called out lathe work of extin guishing, but the' firemen fought against tremendous odds, first, owing to the resist less rush of the flames, and second, because of the conformation of the gronnd in the lo cality, which is upon a rugged slope from higher ground-to the Hudson river. The fire broke out in the southeast corner of the Fairbanks refinery, where workmen were busy at the time setting up a new lard cooling apparatus, when the fire started how no one knows, and probably no one ever will know. Soaked in grease as the old building was, it was aflame in an in; stant From the ground floor the fire swept up to the roof, almost with the speed of thought The men at work in every Btory dropped on the outside and ran to save their lives. The staircase formed a glowing chimney, throwing out fire through every floor. ONLT MEANS OP ESCAPE. The windows presented the only means of escape. Pursued close by flames, men flung themselves out by the scores head Ion ir. and behind them burst out the flames. How many were there no one could tell. Those who came out were picked up and carried away by their friends.shuddering to think that some might have been left. Crying wives and mothers crowded the police lines, shouting for their husbands and sons, or begging for news of them. They ere turned back and bidden to look in the throngs for those they sought. They would, the policemen hopeiully said, proba bly find them there. The fire swept on. The Fairbanks re finery, the old establishment of the W. J. Wilcox Company, stands upon the water front between Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth streets, occupying half of a building 200x 200 feet, that filled out the block. The re finery was on the south half, the Bossiter stores for general merchandise on the north side. A strong brick wall divided the buildine in the middle. Upon this brick wall tho firemen during a half hour of desperate effort based their hopes of suc cessful combat. THEsSPREADINO FLAMES. The flames beat against it, had it red hot, the brick walls fell in upon it, but it stood like a rock. Anything save such a fire it would have resisted; but flames fed by melted and flowing lard burn fiercely and leap high. They leaped above and around the sturdy barrier and reached across Six tieth street and the dock slip. Over there stood the first and the biggest of the enormous grain elevators of the New York Central Bailroad. It was elevator "A," the construction of which cost $500, 000. It stood presenting its gable end to the flames that were blowing toward it. Once that caught fire there would be no saving elevator "B," 500 feet further up the river, and no telling where the fire would stop, for beyond were freight sheds innum erable. The Bossiter stores still stood dark and with closed iron shutters. But the water thrown by the firemen sizzled and boiled when it touched them, betraying the burn ing heat within. The northwest corner of the wall swayed a moment, then it fell with a thundering crash. The falling wall re leased hundreds of tons of store's that rolled out in a blazing heap, and filled Sixtieth street, effectively blocking it. THE BURNED DISTRICT. It was 7 o'clock when the second elevator caught fire, and as the twilight fell and the night came on the leaping flames reached up and upward into thesky until they broke and fell and burst high in the air again. The scene had grand been in the growing darkness; the lurid effects made a spectacle ot awful grandeur. The thousands of spec tators were awed to silence. There was solemnity about it The second elevator was entirely con sumed, and at 11 o'clock, when the nre was controlled, a half mile of ruin sent ont fur nace heat The total loss will reach $3,500, 000, a good part of which is covered by in surance. LILLIAN SPESCER $ : clnattng article on Cuba to the columns of to morrow's Dispatch. She describes the homes of the rich and poor, and the social custom of the inhabitants. 20, 1889. TWELVE BBIBERY INA STABLE. Voters Find Money la a Feedbox State Senator Carpenter'sPecoIIar Methods ( Acquitted on a Technicality. rSPECIAL TELEQRAM TO TBI DISPATCH. Indianapolis, April 19, The Bepubli can Senator, Carpenter, who was expelled from the State Senate last winter for election bribery, was tried in the Federal court to day for the same offense. The defendant explained his various momentary transac tions with Democratic voters by saying that he simply paid them for work done in his behalf. His methods of paymentwere pecu liar. Instead of handing the money to the person it was meant for Carpenter would remark that if the person would look in a feedbox in a livery stable where the conver sation occurred he would find something that he might take without hurting any body's feelings. Under these vague in structions Thaddeus Major looked in a feed box and found $35, and later on the same day Charles A. House found $10 in a leed box. From the census of the inrv. five "Remib- iicans, five Democrats, one Prohibitionist. ana one weeubacker, interesting develop ments were expected,, but the Judge dissi pated all such expectations. He informed them that the Government had failed in its case because it had not shown that anybody was bribed to vote for a Congressman. The fuilt or innocence of Carpenter could not e decided by the jury, because if he had used bribery it was clear he had purchased votes for himself alone. That is a matter which the State courts must settle. When ever it is shown that the election of a Con gressman had not been interfered with, the Federal Court had no jurisdiction. Judge Woods therefore instructed the jury to find the defendant not guilty, which it did. NO MONEY IN IT, The Industrial Insurance Company of America Winds Up Its Business. rSPECIAL TELEOHAM TO THE DISPATCII.I New York, April 19. The Industrial Insurance Company of America, an instal ment cpneern with headquarters in Jersey City, notified all its policyholders to-day that after May 13 their policies would be invalid. Tho notice created a good deal of excitement. The offices of the company, in the Weldon building, were closed all day, and the halls of the building were crowded with policyholders, who feared they had been swindled. Some of them went before Justices of the Peace and swore out war rants. Ex-Sheriff Cornelius J. Cronan, who signed all the policies issued by the com pany, was seen by a Dispatch reporter at his office. He said the notice meant only that the company intended winding up its business because it could not make any money. "There are 1,200 persons holding our policies," he said, "and they pay from 5 to 20 cents a week each. We hold the promissory note of each for the full amount he is to pay in the two years his polioy runs. The amount he pays each week in sures him for that week and no longer. That leaves us in a situation to close out the business at any time we see fit and we won't owe anyone anything, for the holders of our policies have been insured for as long as they have paid and no longer. All that remains lor us to do now is to return the promissory notes we hold. This will be done as rapidly as possible. The company hasn't made a cent since it started, but no policy holder will lose a cent." CAPTAIN AEMES A CRANK. A WitneM Swears the Officer on Trial Is"nn Erratic Man. Washington, April 19. Before the Armes court martial to-day, after a Lieu tenant of Police had told how the warrant had been served upon Captain Bourke, and Captain Armes had expressed a wish to have the case called up in c ourt the next morning, the clerk of the Police Court, H. C. Claggett, testified that he had issued the warrant, as the statement indicated a prima facie case of assault Colonel John S. Mason and O. H. Burgess testified to the good character of the accused. Major Carson, a correspondent, testified that before the inauguration. General Hast ings had asked him what kind of a man Armes was, and he had replied that he was a crank an erratic kind of man. General Hastings said that Armes had been invited to serve as an aid, and that some of the other army officers had objected to him as a disreputable character. Witness had re plied that as a blunder had been made in Armes' appointment, he would make an other by putting him off. He told General Hastings that the army officers had an in tense prejudice against Captain Armes, and he had told his history to General Hastings. THE ATTACK ON BODLANGEE. Franco Has Belglam Send Him Another Wnrning to be Quiet. Paris, April 19. The Senate Commis sioner conducting the Boulangist trial to day examined M. Cambon, the French Ambassador at Madrid, with reference to his relations with General Bou langer while in Tunis. To-morrow Ferron, the successor of General Boulanger in the War Ministry will be examined in regard to the disposal of secret servioe money. M. Bouree, the French Minister at Brussels, has informed the Belgian Foreign Minister that the doings of the Boulancists in Brus sels displease the French Government, but no direct demand for their expulsion has been made. The Belgian Government has then de cided to send a second notice to General Boulanger, to the effect that he will not be allowed to conspire against France, a na tion friendly to Belgium. M. Quesnel de Beaurepaire, the Procurer General, will prosecute the .iuionifte Cocanfe, Gazette de France, Presse, Intransigeant, Gaulois, and other papers for insults to the Chief Magis trate. MYSTERY UPON MYSTEET. Hns tho Missouri Been Delayed by Rescuing the Denmark's Passengers? (SPECIAL TELEQBAM TO THE DI8PATCH.1 Philadelphia, April 19. The Atlan tic transport line steamer Missouri, Captain Merrill, from London to this city, is eight days overdue. She is a new vessel and has never been in this port Her non-arrivaj is attributed in shipping circles to tile belief that she has picked up the 700 passengers and crew of the abandoned steamer Denmark and has taken them to the nearest port, the Azore Islands. In no other way can the absence of the Missouri be satisfactorily explained. She has only been a few months afloat, and is one of the strongest and most sea worthy vessels afloat. She does not carry passengers, and if she picked up the Den mark's passengers would make for the nearest port, as her stock of provisions would soon become exhausted. A PLOT TO KILL THE CZAR. The Nihilists Were at Work With Dynamite Once More. St. Petersburg, April 19. The Pre fect of Police has discovered the existence of a Nihilist plot to assassinate the Czar while he was attending the funeral of Gen eral Paucker, Minister of Boads. The Czar was immediately warned not to attend the funeral. A number of persons charged with being Implicated in the plot have been arrested. The Nihilists Intended to use dynamite in their attack on the Czar, PAGES. NOT TEET CHEEKING. An Investigation Into the Affairs of a Firm That Has Failed DEVELOPS SOME PECULIAR FACTS. Instead of a Deficiency of Auout $400,000, it is Discovered That A MILLION WOULDN'T PAY THE DEBTS. How the Bulness of the Callendar InsnUtlnz Com pany Wa3 Conducted. A glance into .the books of the Callendar Insulating and Waterproofing Company, of New York, which went by the boards yes terday, does not afford the creditors much consolation. The first announcement of the failure had it that the liabilities would be about $400,000, but It now appears they will be over $1,000,000, The company, it is said, was obliged to pay too heavy interest on its borrowed capital. ISPECIAL TELEOEAM TO THE DISPATCH.! New York, April 19. The investigation of the affairs of the Callendar Insulating and Waterproofing Company, of No. 18 Cortland street and Harrison, N. Y., does not seem to be a cheering process for the creditors. The deeptr they go in the less they find. William W. Callendar, the Pres ident and Treasurerof the company, is in England, and likelyyto stay there, and his father, "William O. Callendar, Is going there to-morrow, if his plans are not interfered with. Secretary George H. Callendar was in this city to-day. He is another son of William O. Callendar. The father and sons seem to be about all there ever was of the company, and one of them will be about all of its tangible assets for the general creditors to morrow. The company's books are in the bands of Morgan & Worthington, the law yers who have been counsel for the Callen dars for two years, and who are now acting for John B. Burdict, the receiver. A EOCKT PAILUEE. "It is a nasty failure," said Mr. Morgan to-day, "but we have not yet discovered anything worse than bad management" The original owners, according to Mr. Mor gan's story, never put any money into the concern. "It was started," he said, "before I became counsel for it, but its history, I believe, is as follows: "It is an offshoot of the Callendar Bitu men Company, of London. It was organ ized about four years ago. The new com pany issued $800,000 worth of common stock and $400,000 worth of 6 per cent debenture bonds. All of these were paid to the parent company, or to some of its owners, for the patents under which it was to operate. Its business was the making of insulated cables for electrical uses. The men to whom the debenture bonds were issued gave back 200,000 worth of them, to be sold for work ing capital of the new company. They also gave back a lot of common stock with them. This was used for chromos to place the bonds. sinkings in experiments. "Fifty thousand dollars of the working capital was sunk the first year In experi ments. It is charged to profit and loss. The balance of $150,000 seems to have gone mostly into the plant. The construction account is charged with $127,000 for land, building and machinery. There was a dead loss of $15 000 on $50,000 worth of de bentures which Charles G. Franklyn bought, and $8,000 went into the general fund. The books have been kept loosely and on a bad system." At a meeting of the creditors which was held in the Astor House before the receiver was appointed, it was discovered that the debts of the company amounted to about $400,000, Dr. Pierce, the patent medicine man, is the largest creditor. He sold them $8,000 worth of copper in September of last year. A mortgage for $100,000 was exe cuted to the Fidelity Trust Company, of Newark, to secure the like amonnt of first mortgage bonds which were issued on Octo ber 1. What the creditors want to know is: What has become ot the proceeds of these bonds and also of large loans which it is said have been effected, both here and in England? where the bonds went. "Twenty-five thousand dollars worth of the bonds were sold for cash in England," said Mr. Morgan, "and $75,000 worth is held as collateral for loans and obligations amounting to about $55,000. I am not at liberty to tell who holds these bonds, or whose loans they secure. Part of it, how ever, was $15,000 which remained unpaid on the land where the factory stands. The company owes $60,000 to $73,000 for loan in England." The sum in round figures which is unaccounted for is $173,000, made up as follows; Merchandise debts $10,000 Loans secured by bonds 4U,U00 Loans abroad 60,000 Cash from sale of bonds 25,000 Balance from construction account 8,000 Total 073.000 The assets, according to Mr. Monran. are slim. "There is the factory." he said, "and the working stock What the latter amounts to I cannot tell, but the books put it at $40,000 worth on January 1. There are a few open accounts, but not many. Most of the business was done on paper, and as soon as any was received it was dis counted for working capital. I have not discovered any of it on hand." ONE LOT PELL FOR INTEREST. It looks very much as if the $25,000 cash which was raised last September went in part to pay the interest on the $400,000 debentures which fell due then. A general balance sheet, made up from Mr. Morgan's statement to-day, would be as follows: liabilities. Common stock ; 800,000 Debentures, 8 per cent 400.000 Mortgage bonds ; 100,000 Merchandise 40,000 Loans unsecured 00,000 Total .......,.... 91,400, 000 assets. Factory, patents, accounts and equity in bonds $ 147,000 Balance 1,253,000 Total 81,400.000 "The only way in which I can account for the disappearance of the money," said Mr. Morgan, "is that it went to pay the interest charges. Assuming that the busi ness paid its own running expenses, four years' Interest on $400,000 would be $96,000. Besides that, they must have paid many discounts." The company obtained its rights, ac cording to Bradstreet's reports, either from the Callendar Bitumen and Telegraph Waterproofing Company, of William O. Callendar, probably ot the latter, as the $800,000 nominal capital stock and $400,000 debenture bonds were issued to him, he agreeing, it is said, to concede the territory rights ot the United States under this pro case, and to pay into the company $200,000 in cash. To enable him to pay this cash William Guion and Charles G. Franklyn undertook to exploit the sale of the bonds, with a itock bonus for Mr. Callendar- It is said $125,000 was raised in this way, but before they had floated all the bonds Messrs. Guion and Franklyn became financially embarrassed. stent iran HER FEABFUL FALL. A Little Child Tumbles From the Dome of ,' the Ohio Capltol-A Mother's Shriek '- of Terror The Girl Will Die. ISPECIAL TELEQBAM TO TIIE DISPATCII.1 Columbus, April 19. A distressing ac cident occurred this morning in the State House. At that hour Mrs. William A. Saltzman.ofSalineville, Columbiana county, with her little daughter, Mary Estella, were ascending the dome of the capitol, and had got pretty well to the top of the structure. The child was left to go by herself, and laughed and romped all the way up in child ish glee at all the strange sights which greeted her eyes. At a point more than half way up she was looking ont of a win dow from which a pane of glass was want ing. The height seemed to dazzle her, and in a moment, and before any warning was given, her distracted mother saw the tender form of the child plunging through the win dow and falling swiftly to the stone abut ment above the roof on the western side. A shriek of horror escaped her, and her face turned a deadly pallor at the sickening sight Her bleeding form was carried into the Clerk's offico of the Senate. As she lay mute, helpless and bleeding on the sofa, she presented a sight that impressed almost to tears the men who moved about her. The bright eyes were closed with horrible bruises, and on top of her head of golden curls was a wound deep and ghastlv, pene trating the skull and laying it open.' The shock was so great that it caused a concussion of the brain. The child was taken to a hotel, and the physicians express the belief that she will die before morning. WORKED TO DEATH, Henry George Pearson, Postmaster of New York, Dying From Overwork. ISriCTAL TELEOBAK TO THE DISPATCH.l Ne-w York, April 19. Postmaster Henry George Pearson is dying at his residence at Highwood, N. J. His wife, his father-in-law, Postmaster General James and Mrs. James, his aunt, Mrs. Heiser, and other, members of the family are with him. His disease is tumor of the stomach. Early last evening he was greatly exhausted, and about 9 o'clock it was im possible to detect any movement of the pulse. He is constantly kept under the in fluence of opiates, so he suffers very little. Mr. Pearsou has been under the care of Dr. Abram Jacob since last November. The .doctors say that his illness is entirely due to overwork and worry. The strain of the last Presidental campaign did much to aid the progress of the disease. Dr. Curry, who is in charge of the case. said: "Mr. Pearson is dying from internal hemorrhage superinduced tram long-continued mental and physical strain. He is worn out by overwork and overworry. The fact that he was at his office as late as Tuesday of last week is one of the most surprising instances of will power and determination I have ever known. He must have -suffered untold ago nies in dragging himself to his office to per form his duties." Mr. Pearson's illness took a fatal turn last Thursday when he had a very severe hemorrhage. At midnight Mr. Pearson was still alive, but his breathing was al most imperceptible. INJURED BY HIS ILLNESS. Senator Bntan's Chances for Federal Office Otherwise Excellent. . mTCTAI. TELEGRAM TO CHE DISPATCH.1 Washington, April 19, It now looks as though the continued illness of Hon J. S. Butan would prevent his appointment to the office of Commissioner of Customs, which he could certainly have were he in good health. The chances are that this very comfortable position, with its salary of $4,000 a year, will be given to ex-Congressman Gilfillan,of Franklin, Venango county, a townsman, therefore, of Judge McCal mont, the present Commissioner. Mr. Gil fillan has been here in a very quiet way for two or three days. He was closeted yester day for some time with Secretary Windom and Senator Quay, who introduced him to the Secretary. Senator Quay then called on the President, and afterward held an other conference with Mr Gilfillan. Meantime, Mr. Gilfillan called upon Commissioner McCalmont and had a long conversation with him in regard to the machinery of the office, which incident led all the clerks to infer that Mr. Gilfillan was to be their next chief. He is undoubtedly DacKea Dy senator yuay, out it is whis pered that Senator Cameron favors the ap pointment of Hon. Henry C. Johnson, former Bepublican incumbent, and if that be the case, it may lead the Secretary to ask an agreement between the two Senators before he makes an appointment WHISKY WAP. WAGING. Tho Antl-Trnst Men Propose to Form a Combination of Their Own. rSPECIAL TELEGHAJt TO THE DISPATCH.l Chicago, April 18. George W. Kidd, the big New York wholesale liquor dealer, who is making war on the Whisky Trust, has been in this part of the country for the past five weeks. He left for home to-day. To-day it was announced that Kidd was going to build a mammoth distillery at La Salle, that would give employment to 1,500 men. He bought the ground last week, and let contracts for the building of a 5,000 bushel distillery, for a starter. It is said that within a year Kidd will be at the head of a combination of distilleries, the power of which will be keenly felt by the defiant trust Some dealers think that the end of the warfare will probably be that Kidd and the other anti-whisky trust people will com bine, and that a war of prices will be the result The trust to-day made a cut of 1 cent a gallon all around. This is due to the opposition headed by Kidd. HE TOTED FOR CLETELAND. A Serious Charge That Slay Knock Onl Sir. Robert Smalls. Washington, April 19. Charges have been filed with the President against ex Representative Smalls, colored, of South Carolina, which, if proved true, are likely to prevent his appointment as Collector of Customs at Beauiort, S. C, said to have been previously determined upon. One of the charges made against him is that he bolted the party ticket at the last Presidental election, and: that he has com mitted acts of treachery to the party which make him unfit for the least recognition at the hands oi the present administration. NO YELLOW PETER THERE. Jacksonville Denies That There Has Been a Return of the Epidemic. Jacksonville, April 19. Inquiries were received here to-day from Eastern pa pers in regard to yellow fever, and stating that reports are current that yellow fever has reappeared in Jacksonville, and that deaths have occurred. The report is totally untrue. Another Shaking Up Imminent. Washington, April 19. Attorney Gen eral Miller had a conference with the Presi dent this afternoon, at which it is under stood a number of appointments under the Department of Justice were (determined upon. AflYertMentsfReceiYEil A.t tlio Branch Offices of Tlio Dlsjiatoli For to-morrow's issue up to 9 o'clock p. jr. For list of branch offices in the various dis tricts see THIttD PACK THREE OEMTS fMEIM'S BONES. The, J 'ns of Miles Standish, of lg.o th Koct-Fame, and V'a jr a -v V3P1Y THE BKAYE CHAMPIOX Discovered b .nts and Professor of m.t rk t Lftard College. THE CAPTAIN AND HIS DAUGHTEE8 Lie Side By Side In a Qaant Old Burial Gronnd Await In; Gabriel's Colt Harvard professors claim to have made a discovery which will be of interest to every American. They say they have found the burial place of Captain Miles Standish, the champion and defender of the Pilgrim fath ers. If this claim proves correct it -will set tle a historical controversy, and give Amer ican lovelorn maidens a shrine to worship at which will discount the tomb of Abelard and Heloise, if Longfellow is to be believed. rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DtSPATCH.1 Boston, April 19. Harvard historians think they have found the grave of Captain Miles Standish, of Plymouth Bock fame, and if, as seems probable, the crumbling remains of the doughty warrior have been found, an interesting historical controversy -will be settled. It was known that the body had been secretly buried somewhere in the old town, but the exact location has not been, shown to the satisfaction of historians. A memorandum from a centenarian named Benjamin Pryor, which had been given him by his father, who, in turn, had been told by his father, who attended the funeral, was to the effect that the grave was marked by two three-cornered stones. Harvard College historians interested themselves in the matter, found the grave so marked after a prolonged search, secured permission to open the grave, and last Monday they broke into the ancient burial place. The searching party was headed by Mr. Fred Knapp, of Harvard. The one marked by the triangular stones was opened first, and a number of bones were found, those of the lower portions of the body being much decayed, while the skull was quite perfect, and from the pres- , ence of long hair coiled into a knot at the . back, it was undoubtedly that of a woman, who might have been from 35 to 40 years of age, judging from the extent to which the : teeth were wnrn. CLAD IN nOMESPUN. A cloth of some kind had been pinned ' over the hair and was secured around the face by pins similar to those now in use, which crumbled upon exposure to the air. Around the body, which had been enclosed in a coffin, as crumbling wood showed, waa wrapped a cloth, apparently of wool and of honle manufacture. It wa3 woven' in stripes of alternate colors, which were probably white and blue or green, although age had changed them much. The position of the stones cor responded exactly with the head ind feet of ! the skeleton. By sounding it was found that another ancient grave existed five feet away from the first, and this too was opened. In it were found the bones of a man who was plainly much older than the woman, and whose tooth only one being found was so much worn as to indicate a person of ad vanced age. Near the skull was a small quantity of light hair, nearly white in color. A rough measurement showed that the-in-dividual was about 5 feet 7 inches high, or a trifle below the ordinary stature. The bones were photographed, and then put back in the spot where they laid so long, and the earth replaced- it mat be standish. Standish is spoken of as a short man by various writers, but what their authority is for the assertion is not known, for no refer ence to his height is mentioned in any book or pilgrim history to which access has been had. Standish directed in his will that he be laid "as near as conveniently may be to my two dear daughters, Gora Standish, my daughter, and Mary Standish, my daughter in law." And this may account for the fe male skeleton near the grave opened on Monday last. If further investigation should show that another woman's skeleton was buried beyond the graves already ex amined, it would be strong evidence in fa vor of the presumption that the last resting place of Captain Miles Standish had at last been found. Professor Hart, of Harvard College, was present at the disinterment on Monday-, and took great interest It is intended to make a precise statement of all data bearinz upon the snbject and communicate the same to some historical society for investigation, with a view to finding, if possible, the burial place of Miles Standish. Especial interest attaches to the matter from the fact that the monument to ' his memory, the second largest in the coun try erected to any individual, is almost completed and will be dedicated this sum mer. BBOUGHT TO JUSTICE. The Crimes Against tho Ballot in Arkansas Are Being Punished No Cine to the Clayton Mnrdcrers is Yet Discovered. Little Bock, April 19. The Federal Court for the Eastern district of Arkansas has been in session here for almost two weeks,, investigating charges of frauds and intimidation in the election held Novem ber 6, 1888. Judge D. I. Brewer has pre sided, though District Judge Henry C. Caldwell charged the grand jury. So far there have been two convictions and one ac quittal. To-day Beuben W. Barber, a gray-haired man of Union county, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for driving a negro away from the polls and refusing to allow him to cast his ballot Thomas W. Dansby, of Cleveland county, was fined $500 for interfering with election supervising in Cleveland county. The trial of the three Judges of Election at Plum merville, where the box was stolen, has been on for two days, and will not be concluded until to-morrow. Their names are Thomas C. Harvey, William Palmer and William Hobbs. None of them were dnly appoint ed judges, but weTe elected by voters on the day of the election, it is charged, when the regularlr appointed judges were on hand "to serve. It was hoped that in this trial evidence might be brought out which would lead to the discovery of the men who stole the ballot boxes and thus to the murderer of John M. Clayton, late Bepublican candi date for Congress in the Secqnd district, who was assassinated in Plummerville Jan uary 29. But so far nothing has been learned which will assist in clearing up these two crimes. The grand jury has indicted alto gether 15 people for interfering with elec tion officers on November 6. All of them are in the Second Congressional district Thb trials will all occur at this term of court. COlxllRATHOMlS tribute to to-morrovft Dispatch an. interest' fir InttfTvAttn frith fW fnit fJt.. . . famous Unitarian divine, in which the latter Vfl VffW , V4W rts Afflw 1im mill 1rrtmm .