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Transient Advertisements,
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Should be handed in at the main 'advertising
office of The Dispatch, Fifth avenue, up to
In Pittsburg's Councils to be
Filled by Special Elections
to Comply With
Debarring Saloon Keepers From Leg
islating for the Municipality.
Three Conneilmcn Bare Resigned and
Another Will Do So They Need Their
Licenses and Accept Judge White's Con
ditions Ther "Will Not Attempt to Evade
the Order by Running for Re-Election
Wholesalers Who Were Refused Lleenso
Say the Court Erred Petitions for He
hearings Filed Retailers Follow Suit
A Veteran Displays Ills Indignation
Pnhlicly Foreign Brewers Will Con.
tlnne Business InFittsbnrg Judge White
Telegraphed For.
Judge White's decision that no licenses
would be issued to Councilmen has resulted
already in three resignations, with a fourth
pending. The Mayor will issue a procla
mation for special elections to fill the vacan
cies. The gentlemen who have resigned
intimate that business is business, and pro
fess to be glad to get out of politics. The
liquor men who were refused licenses do not
despair, and are filing petitions for rehear
ings. The wholesalers say the Court erred,
and the retailers insist that they are neces
sary lor the public comfort. The pressure
On Judge Magee has become so great that
he has telegraphed Judge "White, asking
him to return at once.
Next week the Mayor will issue procla
mations for special elections in four wards.
The ballots are necessary to refill chairs in
City Councils vacated rather hurriedly on
account of the conditions under which
Judge White granted certain liquor licenses
this week. Clerk Sheppard had received
up to yesterday the resignations of William
Bnhlandt, Jr., Common Councilman from
the Twenty-sixth ward. N. C. Dwyer, Select
Councilman from the Eighteenth ward, and
John O'Neill, Common Councilman from
the Fifth ward. James Getty, Jr., the
Second ward's representative in Select
Council, intends to resign to-day.
Mr. Getty keeps a wholesale liquor store
on First avenue. The other three Council
men are retail liquor dealers. Their
licenses were granted by Judge White, con
ditional upon their resignation from City
Councils. Judge String subsequently, re
fused to approve their bonds until be was
furnished with satisfactory evidence of such
resignations. City Clerc Sheppard has now
certified to the Clerk of Courts the resigna
tions of Messrs. Enhlandt, Dwyer and
Rumors of Rc-EIcctions.
During the afternoon yesterday a rumor
emanated from the Southside to the effect
thatall four Councilmen would, after their
resignations are accepted and after safely
procuring their liquor licenses, become can
didates for re-election to Councils. As all
the gentlemen are popular politicians, it
would probably be an easy matter for them
to be elected again.
When this rumor was mentioned at Mu
nicipal Hall an official asked:
"In the event of re-elections, would not
Judge" White revoke the licenses of the
members, with the excuse that in effect they
did not respect the conditions upon which
license was granted?"
This question was repeated by The Dis
patch reporter to a well-known lawyer,
with the additional query, "Would the
Judges have power to thus revoke?"
"Judges White and Ewing made the con
ditions in the cases of the Councilmen
simply as a matter of public policy,
I think," replied the attorney." "Having
thus indicated their idea of what the quali
fications of a Councilman should be and
doubt whether they would trouble them
selves about the cases afterward.
Dwyer Denies It.
"Now as to the power to revoke a license,"
continned the lawyer, "the Brooks law
Upon sufficient cause being shown, or proof
being made to the said Court that the party
holding a license has violated any law of this
Commonwealth relative to the sale of liquors,
the Court of Quarter Sessions shall, upon no
tice being given to the person so licensed, re
voke the said license.
"You see it does not 'mention membership
in Pittsburg Councils' as one of the causes
for revoking a license, however mnch of a
crime or misfortune that maybe. But when
the applicants come up before the judges
next year for a renewal of licenses their
Honors might remember such re-elections
and regard them as indirect violations of
Councilman Dwyer, of the Eighteenth
ward, was asked if he would he a candidate
for re-election to Councils. He replied:
"'No, sir. I have sent in my resignation,
and I shall not again be a candidate for
Councils. I think Judge White did right,
and I shall obey the law. I am sorry to
sever my connection with Councils, but, of
course, I must look after my business. This
ward is growing. New streets are to be laid
out, others to be paved. To attend to these
important public matters there should be a
man in Councils who is "free to devote his
whole time to looking after them."
Mr. Dwyer has been in Councils eight
years. His constituents are sorry to Jose
him. He had two years yet to serve. ,
to Do the Others.
Councilman John O'Neill denied also
that he wonld run 'for re-election. "I am
glad," be said, "that the Judges make it
necessary for me to resign. They grant me
a license and make that one simple request
It would be an insult to the court to be a
candidate for re-election to Councils after
I take out my license. I have been in
Councils off and on for six years, but busi
ness is business."
Councilman Getty denied the rumor In
these words: "I have been in the wholesale
''liquor business here for 16 years. I have
oeen in Mmncus two terms. I can't get along
without my business, but I can get along
without Pittsburg Councils. I will go up
to court to-day, and if X find the Judges
wish me to retire from Councils I shall
send' in my resignation, and will not be a
candidate for re-election."
Councilman Buhlandt said emphatically:
"No, sir; J have pp such intention at all.
Whenever I have been a candidate for
Council in this ward, I only was suchat the
most urgent solicitation of fellow-citizens.
But I can assure you that in the future I
will never run for Councilman again. I am
very glad that I have now a pretense which
allows me to get- out of Councils, and I'll
take care that I will not get back again."
Emanuel Wertheimer, of Guckenheimer
& Co., and .F. L. Ober, the brewer, are the
only Councilmen who got licenses. They
are in Allegheny Councils.
Wholesalers Still Petition. -
The wholesale dealers held another meet-
ing at No. CO Fourth avenue yesterday aft
ernoon. A. V. D. Watterson, Esq., was
closeted with them aiding in the proper
signing of petitions to the court for rehear
ings. It was decided to simply file them
with the request that they be considered
when Judge White returns. From the
meeting the following wholesalers went up
to the Court House and filed petitions:
Julius Gottfried. Chartiers borough; D. Lutz
& Son, Chartiers; S. Kllnordlinger, Third
ward: John Limegrove, First ward, Allegheny;
Charles and F. H. Breuning, agents: Charles
Hook. Seventeenth ward; William F. Zollar.
Twenty-sixth ward; Albert Bertalbot, Fourth
ward: L. C. McCulIongh, Fourth ward;
T. D. Casey, Fourth ward; William J.
Schenster, Ninth ward; J. Z. T. Robitzer, Mary
E. Pollard, Fourth ward: John Mellville, Four
teenth wardJames Euhrer, Fifteenth ward;
Elias Kauffield, Twenty-eighth ward; Christ
BeuhL,A Kochendorfer, Arthur Audrlesen,
Third ward, Allegheny; Frank H. Uusoh, Mc
Keesport. These petitions state that the Court erred
in subjecting wholesalers to the same re
quirements as retail dealers. It avers that
the law regulating wholesale trade simply
says the applicant must be a citizen of the
United States and of good moral character,
and does not take into consideration the ne
cessity of the store. On these points re
examinations are asked.
Retailers' Commltteo Meets.
Charles Yowinkle and the other members
of the committee appointed by the Retail
Liquor Dealers' Association to confer with
the wholesalers, waited upon T. D. Casey
yesterday afternoon. He advised them to
consult attorneys at once, and get in peti
tions for rehearings before Judge White re
turns. It was decided to cite in these peti
tions the fact that the Court overlooked the
necessity for certain saloons; that too short
notice is given to quit; that immense loss ir
entailed, and that a full bench should heas
These petitions will be printed to-day,
but yesterday other petitions were filed in
court by the following retailers: N. S.
Snyder, Third ward; John E. Fuchs, Sixth
ward; Leonard Rauwolf, Eleventh ward;
Isaac Joseph ; First ward. A number of
petitions asking for the granting of more
licenses were also presented.
Judge White Telegraphed For.
It was reported late yesterday afternoon
that Judge Magee had telegraphed for
Judge White asking him to come home
again on account of the accumulation of
rehearing petitions. Judge Magee had left
the Court House and the report was not
confirmed, although an officcial in one of
the county offices said he believed it true
"because Wednesday next is May 1, the day
on which the license decisions tak effect.
In the window of John Bush's saloon.
No. 17 Sixth street, is displayed the follow
ing placard in bold letters:
Will be
For serving in the
and In
For 8 years and 10 months,
By order of
The Czar of Allegheny Co.
It is stated that the agents of the foreign
breweries that were refused license by Judge
White have concluded to practically con
tinue business in Pittsburg. Heretofore
when retailers or private individuals desired
foreign beers they ordered from the agents
located here and transacted all their busi
ness here in the city. Now it is proposed
that when any person desires a consignment
of ont-of-town beer, the order will be sent
direct to the city where the 'brewery is
located.- The proprietors will ship the b'eer
and the Dill of lading will be sent to the
purchaser with an order on the warehouse
in the city. This, they assert, will not in
terfere with any stipulations in the Brooks
law, as the transactions financially will take
place out of the State.
The Fan a Little Boy Had With an Octogen
arian and an Air Gnn.
Flint, Mich., April 26. Fourteen-year-old
Edward Coy lives next door to a man
named Bigelow, who is 80 years old and
somewhat deranged. To-day it occurred to
young Coy, thatMr. Bigelow, being old and
quite likely to stand still, would answer all
the purposes of the receiving end of a shoot
ing gallery. Accordingly, he led the old man
out into the barn, and standing him up in a
.horse stall, began to blaze away at him with
an air gun. Bigelow grinned as he was hit,
and Coy had a merry time of it.
At last the boy grew tired if the fun and
led Bigelow into the house, where he was
found by his relatives, who had been away.
The old man's wounds are severe. Coy has
been arrested.
The Novel Defense Adopted In the Hawes
Murder Case.
Birmingham, April 26. During this
afternoon the theory of the -defense in the
Hawes murder case was developed through
the cross-examination of the State's witness.
It is that Fannie 'Bryant saw Hawes pay
his wile $500, and killed her far the money.
A man named Thompson, said to resemble
Hawes, was her accomplice, and he it was
who was seen on the dummy train from
Lake View and out to East Lake, taking
Little May out to the latter place, where he
killed her and put her body in the water;
that the witness took Thompson for Hawes,
and that the former disappeared about the
time of the murders and has never been
seen or heard of since.
A Chance for Opium Fiends.
Utica, N. Y., April 26. On May 19
15,000 boxes of opium stored at Cape Vin
cent will be sold under seizure by the
Deputy United States Marshal.
TTAVA TH? TT 17 contribute some lively
LliAHA. JDttLLEl gossip to the columns
of to-morrow's DISPATCH. She sveaks of the
latest society fads. Easier fashions. Centennial
squabbles and other bright and breezy matters.
He Opens Fire on u Brace of Burglars and
Rings Ono to the Ground Tho
Wonnded Man Halls From
Pittsburg Quite an
Chicago, April 26. After firing four
shots from a revolver, Charlie Howard, the
13-year-old son of J. O. Howard, chief
clerk of the "Wabash railroad, captured a
burglar, on State street, near Twelfth, to
night, who had just plundered the resi
dence of the lad's father. The burglar is
now in the county hospital with a danger
ous wound in the thigh. He gives the name
of, Joseph Riley, and says' he came from
The Howard family have suffered two or
three times recently from burglars, and this
evening Charlie, being alone in the house,
decided to play watchman. Securing his
father's revolver, the lad secreted himself
near a window where marauders had once
before obtained entrance. An hour's wait
was rewarded by the sight of two men climb
ing in with a bag. Either throngh fright
or discretion Charlie waited until the bag
had been filled with valuables, and the two
burglars and their load were well outside
the premises. Then he pursued, revolver
in hand, yelling "police." No police ap
peared, and one of the men turned -upon the
boy menacingly, whereupon Charlie opened
The fourth shot brought down one bur
glar with a shattered thigh bone. His com
panion got away. A patrol wagon now
dashed up, seenred the bag of plunder, the
wounded burglar and Master Charlie. To
complete the youngster's adventure, he was
held at the station house several honrs until
a certainty was reached that the burglar's
wound was not fatal.
Bnroa Erlanger Believes That It Will be a
Great Railway Field.
Chicago, April 26. Baron Erlanger, of
Paris, whose large railway investments in
this country were the foundation upon
which was built the Cincinnati Southern
and connecting lines, was at the Palmer
House to-day, arriving from 'Cincinnati
with a party of railway officials. In an in
terview he said:
Ibave just comploted a ten days' trip over
all the Southern roads in which I am inter
ested, having coine to America expressly for
that purpose. The bouth certainly has a great
future. I realize what the war meant and how
it must have stunned every tendency toward
development, but when I saw the coal and iron
fields in Northern Alabama, the timber and
stone supply, the agricultural resources, and
the quick enterprise that is at work with them,
I don't see howl could havo other than great
confidence in any investment there. In rail
road building :l believe there has been too
much progress in the West and Northwest, but
not in the South, which is yet a tempting field.
Cottonseed Not as Plenty In tho South us It
Aright Be.
rsrzcxu. telegram to the dispatch.i
Charleston, S. C. April 26. There
are indications here of a trnst in which the
cotton farmers will get the best of the deal.
It seems there is a scarcity of cottonseed
throughout the State. Some farmers have
a good stand and plenty of seed, but they
are not disposed to sell their surplus, except
at paying prices. Those who have seed say
that they will not sell under $1 per bushel,
and many are holding out for those figures.
The ordinary price is 15 cents.
The peculiar part about this trust is that
it is a family affair. Cottonseed at this
time of the year is only purchased for plant
ing purposes, not for the manufacture oPj
oil. ilany larmers sold their seed in the
winter to the cottonseed oil mills, and are
now without seed for planting purposes.
Their long-headed brethren vriio held their
seed are now holding it for fancy prices.
Pennsylvania Company's Agents Investigate
the Incomes of Employes.
rSFECIAL telegram to the bisfatch.i
West Elizabeth, April 26. Quite an
excitement was created by special agents of
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company going
over the Pittsburg, West Penn and Monon
gahela divisions, interrogating all their
agents to ascertain what their incomes were
from express companies and outside sources
over and above their stipulated salaries
paid them by the Pennsylvania Bailroad
Some agents are inclined to think that it
means an increase of salary, while others
are inclined to look upon it differently.
One of the latter was overheard to remark
that trouble might occur if, an attempt was
made to cut wages, as the present financial
condition of the road from the last annnal
ireport did not justify a reduction in the
wages of the employes.
The Famous Beat Browns and the Other
Horses to Go at Auction.
Washington, April 26. Ex-President
Cleveland has decided to dispose of all his
horses and vehicles that he had at the White
House stables and at Oak View, and they
will be sold at auction from a stable in this
city next week. When Mr. Cleveland left
Washington he was undecided whether he
would send for his horses after a time or dis
pose of them here. He finally decides! to
sell, as he would have little use for them for
several months.
Among the horses are the well-known seal
browns and a pair of handsome bays, be
sides the single horse that Mr. Cleveland
had a fancy for driving in the last days of
his" administration. In selling his horses
Mr. Cleveland follows the precedent sefby
Mr. Arthur on retiringjrom office.
One Prominent Citizen Kilts Another With
a Winchester Rifle.
Mammoth Springs, Ark., April 26.
News has reached here of a tragedy at West
Plains, Mo., at 7 o'clock last night, in
which William Summers, one of the most
prominent and best known men in that State,
was killed by Hon. A.Xivingston, a lawyer
of West Plains. The killing was caused by
bad feeling in regard to a bond for a yonng
man who left the State. The weapon used
was a Winchester rifle. Summers was not
armed. Livingston is under arrest.
A Boy Crashed to Death.
St. George, W. Va., April 26. In
Licking district, this county, William Plum
and his 7-year-old son were burning brush
in a clearing, on the top of which there was
a large log. The boy sat down near the fire,
when the log rolled out on him, crushing
his skull and killing him instantly.
A Rather Singular Damage Suit.
ST. PAUL, April 26. Frederick Schultz
has sued Michael Ford for $2,000 damages
for covering him with a coat of red and
black paint while he slept, and afterward
-calling in other boarders to laugh at the
sight Schultz was asleep and was awak
ened by their shouts of laughter.
RTF T 1BW rehearses a little ancient his
DILL 11 1 El lory in to-morrow's Dis
patch, in wnicn ne aescrtoes ine rise ana fall
of the ilormon empire, and relates the sad fate
. Dirt K?stri fHomtnt
ty 0vy4lW&M vrwiyta
Is What Hew Yorkers. Now Realize
the-entennial is Going to Be,
Although the Great Crash Hasn't Began to
Strike the Town Yet,
The Bain Storm Snins Thousands of Dollars' Worth
of Decorations.
New York begins to realize that a great
event is about to transpire within her con
fines. The city is filling up with strangers.
The great rainstorm of yesterday ruined
thousands of dollars' worth of decorations.
Mayor Grant will preside at the banquet.
The decorations of the Metropolitan Opera
House are described as something beautiful
and wonderful. The committee is having
its usual misunderstandings with every
one. '
Ne-w Yobk, April 26. The town is be
ginning to show, in a noticeable degree, the
presence of the out-of-town visitors, though
the rain kept them indoors to-day. These
early comers are the wide-awake country
folks who know that it is worth while to
start in well ahead of time if you want to be
comfortably lodged in the metropolis dur
ing such a rip-roaring celebration as the
great show is going to be.
Shoals of the strangers are beginning to
crowd the corridors of the up-town hotels,
and to make the streets interesting and
picturesque to Gothamites. Irr the cheaper
hostelries, down-town, the crowd is greater
still, but the great centennial crush has not
struck, the town yet, and the bonifaces don't
expect it until to-morrow and Sunday. By
that time the jam, they asserted to-day, will
be so great that it wonld scare the father of
his country if he could come back to life
and take a look at the metropolis.
looking foe lodgings.
Captain Allaire, of the Broadway squad,
reported to the Police Commissioners to-day
that 3,208 strangers inquired of his men, be
tween Thirty-fourth street and the Battery,
on Thursday, where they could obtain lodg
ing. The Bev. F. Marion McAllister, of
Elizabeth, N. J., brother of the leader of
the Four Hundred, has cansed a peck of
trouble. The clerical gentleman was on the
list of people to receive complimentary
tickets, until his brother was deposed from
the management of the ball. Then, for some
reason, he only received an invitation to buy
a ticket, and even then was struck dumb
upon having that refused when he applied
for it. Mr. Bowen, the Secretary of the
Centennial Committee, is making a desper
ate effort to placate the brothers, and Mr.
Ward McAllister and all his friends are
saying "real mean things" about Messrs.
Gerry, Fish and Bowen. The Jersey so
ciety clergyman now declares that he will
buy a ticket and won't accept the compll
mentaries which rushed over to him as soon
as the row got into the papers.
on top eveke time.
Mayor Grant .will preside at the banquet.
The committee has respectfully invited him
to; and he has politely, accepted the invi
tation. The invitation hears date of April
26, and at the same time bears witness that
another of the committee's little private
arrangements has been swamped in the
publio character and larceness of the event.
They had planned to have ex-Governor Ham
ilton Fish preside and the Mayor officiate
as toastmaster. It is now known that the
Mayor objected, in his official capacity, and
gained his point.
Mayor Grant and the Centennial Com
mittee have another row on hand. Permits
were is3ued to the committee to build re
ceivingstands in Union Square, on the ex
press stipulation that a portion of the seats
should be free to women and children. The
committee to-day announced that there
would be no free seats. To-day the Mayor
promptly revoked the permit, declaring
that he would have the verbal agreement
carried out or
The committee has been officially notified
of the Mayor's action, and informed that
they could have another permit when they
set apart a portion of the.seats for the use of
women and children.
At the Army Committee headquarters in
the Fifth Avenue Hotel it was evident
early in the evening that there was trouble,
but just what it was no one could learn.
The committee went into secret session be
fore 9 P. M., and did not adjourn until
10.30. After the committee adjourned this
proclamation was issued by Colonel Cruger:
At a meeting of the Army 'Committee held
last evening it was decided to make a portion
of the Union squarestands on Fourteenth street
and Fourth avenue free to women and to chil
dren accompanied by women. The portions
reserved will be indicated by signs. No tickets
will be issued. The first comers will be ad
mitted until the seats are all occupied.
Bear Admiral Jouett came to town to
day, to represent Admiral Porter, in confer
ence with the Naval Committee regarding
When he arrived at the committee room he
declared that Admiral Porter's orders must
be obeyed. Admiral Porter had ordered
that the Dispatch proceed to Elizabethport,
through the lines of the parade, and ac
company the war vessels up the Hudson
river as tar as Twenty-sixth street, then
passing them in review. Then leaving the
war vessels, the Dispatch was to steam down
again round the Battery and land the Pres
ident at the foot of Wall street.
The orders the Naval Committee had
issued were that the Dispatch should pro
ceed from Elizabethport at once to the foot
of Wall street, and let the parade take care
of itself. Bear Admiral Jouett declared
that the Dispatch was a Government vessel,
and that a Government officer was marshal
of the affair. The committee contested that
the whole parade was pnrelv a civic demon
stration, and that AdmiralPorterwasacting
only in an honorary capacity as Marshal.
In place of
that Admiral Porter wanted up the Hnd
son, it was represented that the Dispatch
could review the ships of war in the harbor,
on her way to Wall street. As a result of
the conference, orders were issued in the
name of Admiral Porter providing for the
carrying out of the committee's original
The storm has played sad havoo rith the
elaborate decorationson the buildings of the
town, causing the colors in the bunting and
muslinrto run and wash out, and blowing
away the cloth in many places, It will re
quire thousands of dollars to repair the
The Centennial banquet will begin at 7
o'clock. Ipo speeches will begin at 9
o'clock. A great effect 'will be caused by
the entrance of the ladies into the boxes.
The appearance of Mrs. Harrison in her box
will be the signal. Half a. minute after
ward the long tiers of bare boxes will be
Superintendent Murray wishes it under
stood that for the special benefit of the
guests at the banquet, details of mounted
men win ne piacea on oanquet day at
mrty-iourta street, xorty-secona street
27, 1889. TWELVE
and Fifty-ninth street, to open the lines for
banqueters upon presentation of tickets.
They will, therefore, attempt to cross the
city only at these three points if they wish
to get through.
Extensive Decorations of the Metropolitan
Opera House tor the Great Dance A
Perfect Bower of Trees and
Flowers The Honored
First Quadrille.
Nev Yoee, April 2$. The work of dec
orating the interior of the Metropolitan
Opera House for the-ball and banquet was
pushed through most of to-nieht. 'The
Broadway vestibule is being made a garden
of old-fashioned flowers. Primroses, hya
cinths, tulips, daffodils and the like will
bloom amongshrubs thai border the walls and
balustrades, and old-fashioned fruit trees will
grow everywhere. Here and there will bo
delightful paths bordered with garden box
and daisies, and dwarf shrubs will inclose
the grass plot of real grass with old-fash-i
ioned, odd-shaped flower beds all over it, no
two alike.
A great structure in flowers will "rise from
the stage at the ball, kit will be a succession
of terraces of red azalias, white azalias, and
blue hydrangeas, repeated again and again.
There will be big and little trees, pine and
hemlock brought from Virginia. At the
banquet roses will be the feature of the dec
oration of the President's table.
The publication of differing lists, both in
correct, of the ladles who will dance the
Quadrille d' Honneur stirred the entertain
ment committee to-day into announcing the
real list, which is as follows:
Mrs. William Astor. Mrs. A. Newbold Mor
ris, Mrs. S. V. It. Cruger, Mrs. W. Bayard Cut
ting, Mrs. Edward A. Jones, Mrs. Edward
Cooper, Mrs. Alexander S. Webb, Mrs. Robert
F. Weir, Mrs. William Herbert Washington,
Mrs. Levi P. Morton, Mrs. A. Grade King,
Mrs. Elbrldge T. Gerry, Mrs. Frederick J. De
Pcyster, Mrs. Alexander Van Rensselaer, Miss
Carola Livingston and Miss Schuyler.
The ball wil open at 9 o'clock precisely.
The President will arrive at 10:30 o'clock,
and the quadrille will be formed immedi
ately after. A comparison between the offi
cial list above printed and the original list,
made out by Mr. Ward McAllister, the
publication of which was the turning point
of the difference between Mr. McAllister
and Mr. Stuyvesant Fish, will be interest
ing. The original list was:
Mrs. William Astor, Mrs.-A Newbold Mor
ris, Mrs. S. V. R. Cruger, Mrs. John Jay, Mrs.
W. Bayard Cutting, Mrs. Levi P. Morton, Mrs.
Henry Van Renssalaer, Mrs. Buchanan "Win
tbrop, Mrs. Charles Francis Adams, Mrs. A.
Oracle King. Miss Carola Livingston, Mrs.
Sidney Webster, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, Mrs.
G rover Cleveland, Mrs. D. B. .Hayes and Mrs.
William Waldorf Astor.
The last nine ladies have since, it is
stated, declined to serve. Each of the la
dies who will dance in the quadrille will be
accompanied by a special floor manager to
and from the presentation to the President
and dance.
The Man With the Champion Appetite Lives
In Massachusetts.
Gloucesteb, Mass., April 26. The
champion hungry man lives in Essex, and
his name is Samuel Morse. He is afflicted
with a most peculiar -disease, being con
stantly hungry, and will eat ravenously
nearly every hour in the 24, getting up
several times during the night to appease
his appetite. He has been examined by
many prominent physicians, none of whom
can give any reason,ior this abnormal appe
tite or prescribe any medicine which will
afford relief. He is not at all particular
what it is, if it is only something to eat. He
will bake a quart of beans and eat the most
of them at one silting, and in 10 minutes be
hungry for more. He recently purchased
4y$ pounds of lamb and made a broth of it,
and ate the whole in the course of two
Snch a free partaking of food causes con
siderable uneasiness and depression, but
there is no getting away from it. The con
stant hunger calls for appeasement. Hungry
he goes to bed, hungry he rises in the morn
ing, and the vast quantities of food which
he partakes of do not seen to benefit him.
He has been afflicted in this' way for ten
Suspects of Sanford Closely Watched, but
No Cases Are Developed.
Sanford, Fla., April 26. There is no
fever here of any kind, and only one case of
sickness in the city. All the suspects are
closely watched and kept at the Demont
House, where the death reported to be a
yellow fever case occurred, and none are
sick or ailing. No fears seem to be felt now,
and verjr few have left the city. The city
authorities are enforcing the strictest kind
of sanitary regulations. Many here serious
ly doubt that Mr. Demont died of yellow
fever, though all are obedient to orders of
the authorities.
Surgeon General John B. Hamilton and
Dr. C. Hornbeck, of Charleston, are in
Jacksonville to-night in consultation with
Dr. B. P. Daniel and other members of the
State health board, who arrived there on an
evening train. General Hamilton thinks
that Florida will be well protected this year.
This meeting this evening was more especial
ly to decide on general plans to guard the
State. The General Government is co
operating with the State officials. General
Hamilton and party leave to-morrow for
Fire a Man Who Jumped a Toung Lady's
, Claim.
Dakota, Dak., April 26. Reports
from the southern part or this county are to
the effect that a band of White Cap) called
on a Norwegian named Johnson the other
night They seized him, pulled down his
shanty and shed which were on a wagon,
and he was ordered to skip.
The supposed cause of the visit is the fact
that Johnson jumped the claim .of a young
lady who was considered unable to defend
herself. Two men were arrested to-day as
members of the gang and their cases will he
heard Monday. They are residents of
Lakota and protest their innocence.
The Extradition BUI Is Finally Passed by
the Canadian Senate.
Otta-wa, Ont., April 26. The Weldon
extradition bill was passed by the Senate
to-day. The measure will be assented to
next week by the Governor General. It is
reported that the bill-will be submitted to
the English Government for approval be
fore it beeomes a law.
An examination of the recent vote on the
bill in the Honse of Commons shows that
nearly all the legal gentlemen in the House
voted against the retroactive clause, which
provided for the surrender of fugitives
guilty of offenses prior to tfie passage of the
Her Husband Is Crazed With Grief and
Tries to Follow Her Example.
New Yoek, April 26. Celestine de
Marco, the 18-year-old wife of a young and
wealthy Italian contractor, committed sui
cide last night at her residence by shooting.
She was suffering from an incurable com
plaint and had been in a melancholy mood
for some time. She was the daughter of a
railroad contractor in Argyle, Wis.
The husband, crazed by grief, attempted
suicide, but was prevented.
Canada is Getting Very Wrathy Over
the Behring Sea Tronble.
Compensation is Demanded for the Vessels
That Were Seized.
Unless the Claims Becerre .Prompt and Satisfactory
The Canadian Parliament has assumed a
belligerent attitude. The seizure of British
vessels in the Behring Sea is warmly de
nounced. Blaine is held accountable for
the position taken by the American Gov
ernment upon the matter. Premier Mac
Donald says he dare not name the conse
quences that will result if Canada's claims
are not considered. The ground taken by
the United States officials is characterized
as absurd. Lobbyists of the Alaska Com
mercial Company are said to influence
action at Washington.
Ottawa, Ont., April 2G. In the House
of Commons to-day Mr. Prior brought up
the question of the alleged illegal seizure of
the American vessels in Behring Sea. He
said that the United States, England and
Bussia signed a treaty in 1821, in which
Bnssia abandoned her claims to exclusive
jurisdiction in Behring Sea. He referred
to the seizure of three ships from Victoria,
B. 0., iu Behring Sea in 1886 by American
The greatest portion of the catch confis
cated at the same time was caught
long before the alleged American waters
were reached. No settlement had been ar
rived at for these seizures nor had any com
pensation been offered to the owners, who
had been ruined. The amount of the origi
nal claims reached $153,000. Eight other
vessels were seized in the following year.
He referred to the hardships experienced by
the seamen on these vessels, who, after be
ing landed at Alaska, were obliged to re
turn home in a penniless condition.
Three of the vessels to-day lay rotting on
the beach of Alaska. He knew that the
Dominion Government had asked England
to secure a settlement and he wanted in
formation as to the delay in bringing the
international negotiations to a close. If
any blame existed he wanted to know where
it rested.
He contrasted the delay in settling the
Behring Sea affair with the haste shown by
the United States in the Samoan affair.
He contended that the majority of Ameri
cans on the Pacific coast were opposed to
the monopoly enjoyed by the Commercial
Company in Alaska. Nothing, he con
tended, could justify the seizure of British
vessels in several instances many hundred
miles from land.
He referred to the issue of the proclama
tion by President Harrison, and said it was
a violation of international right. Mr.
Blaine he regarded as the author of the
proclamation, which simply proposed to en
rich the Alaska Commercial Company.
The monopoly, he said, had its agents
and lobbyists in Washington. He wanted
the Government to ask the imperial author
ities to send t ''British war vessel to Behr
ing Sea. He felt certain that even if a
little gunboat put her nose near the Aleu
tian Islands we would hear of no further
Mr. Davies, Liberal, agreed with Mr.
Prior as to the importance of the matter.
The delay, he said, simply showed that
Canada could never secure summary justice
until she had an agent at Washington. If
English and American treaties were un
friendly no reason existed why Canada
should suffer.
The present Unsatisfactory state of affairs
would continue until Canada had the right
to make her own treaties. Mr. Davies then
turned his attention to the alleged indigni
ties by American cruisers in Behring Sea
to show that Americans had no jurisdiction
outside the three-mile marine limit.
Sir John MacDonald replying, said he
would not deal with the question of estab
lishing a commercial agency at Washing
ton. Parliament had already decided the
qnestion. The United States, he continued,
claimed exclusive jurisdiction in Behring
Sea. American and Canadian vessels had
suffered equally from an aggressive mo
nopoly. The question was not a local one.
It was one that afiected all maritime na
tions, which he felt certain would resist the
iniquitous attempt of the United States
to claim the Behring Sea.
Sir Julian Fanncefote, he felt sure, as
Minister at Washington, would do all in
his power to bring the matter to termina
tion. England had indorsed Canada's
claims and recently admitted that the
American pretensions were unfounded. If
the United States insisted upon its pre
tensions grave complications would arise.
What the results would be he dared not
say, nor did he dare to think of the results.
Canada had resisted her wrongs. She
would continue to resist them, and compen
.sation was inevitable.
The Marquis of Lansdowne, ex-Governor
General of Canada, took a warm personal
interest in the qnestion, and when he went
to England he took with him a statement
from the Dominion Government The
speaker said he felt that Sir Julian was
equal to the occasion.
Sir Bichard Cartwright took occasion to
show what he considered the necessity for
Canada demanding the establishment of an
agency at Washington, as Canada alone
was unable to settle .her grievances, owing
to interminable delays in the Foreign office.
He declared that the claims of the United
States were absurd.
Sir John Thompson, Minister of Justice,
followed. He denied the truth of assertions
that Canada conld appeal from the judg
ment of Alaskan courts. The matter of
appeal, he said, rested with the owners of
the vessels and he was glad that they pre
ferred to claim compensation instead.
ttymorroufs Dispatch, in which she describes
the good work done by English musical socie
ties in awakening a love for music in the
masses. .
A Little Boy Refuses on His Deathbed to
Tell Which ofHIs Friends Killed Him.
Louisville, ;Kv., April 26. Day be
fore yesterday the little 9-year-old son of
John Thompson was playing baseball on
the commons with some companions. Dur
ing the game another boy struck him on the
right forearm with a hat, breaking both
bones. Young Thompson was taken home
and physicians set the fractnred limb. He
was asked the name of the boy who hurt
him7but he refused to tell. He said the
boy washisfriend, and he didn't mean to
injure him. He wouldn't tell who he was,
because he might get him into trouble.
Shortly lockjaw set in, and this forenoon
the boy died. He sever divulged the name
of bis little friend.
55. jTJa-c
Secretary Noble Will Bounce the Depot
Marshals Who Invaded Oklahoma in
Advance The Situation at Gathrle
Is Somewhat Improved Rail
roads Doing Better.
Washington, April 26. It seems pretty
certain that the Government officials in
Oklahoma will get very cold comfort from
the officials here in their efforts to deprive
actual settlers of lands in Oklahoma.
A talk with Secretary Noble demon
strates the views of the adminis
tration that the officials there were
sent to earn their salaries and not to
take up homesteads. It is considered vastly
preferable if a Government official like the
United States 'Marshal, the District Judge
or the Register of the Land office desired to
enter land, that he resign his position and
become a homesteader. It may be accepted
as a foregone conclusion that all contests
against entries made by officials will be sus
tained by both the General Land office and
the Secretary of the Interior.
The Government officials here are filled
with indignation over the tricks played by
the alleged Deputy United States Marshals
to get into the conntrr.ahead of the settlers,
and it seems quite likely that all of these
people will be deprived of their land on the
ground that they illegally entered the
country ahead of the date set by the Presi
dent for the openings of the lands. Secretary
Noble said to-day:
I shall insist upon the military forces exclud
ing every person who may enter the Cherokee
strip as soon as he may Set foot thereon. There
will be no dilatory business about this and no
toleration of iniractionof the law. That strip
Is Indian country and must not be Invaded. On
the other hand we propose toprotect ourhome.
steaders in Oklahoma from any invasion of
their rights by persons Who have taken unfair
advantage of them.
A dispatch from Chicago says: Officials
of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
Bailroad, claim that information just re
ceived from reliable parties on the ground,
is to the effect that little or no foundation in
fact exists for the recent rumors that set
tlers -in Oklahoma are suffering for supplies.
Special attention is being given to this mat
ter by the company and commissaries.
Emigrant outfiU and other necessaries of
life are being hurried forward as promptly
as possible. All trains, they say, are mov
ing regularly, and while it is impossible to
handle all freight that is offered without
delay, the above classes of traffic are receiv
ing special attention, under specific instruc
tions from the management
A marked improvement has come over
the aspect of Guthrie in the last 24 hours.
Everything is moving rapidly toward an
intelligent and peaceful settlement. Water
of fair quality is obtainable free, and the
resumption of reasonably regular traffic ou
the railroad has brought in supplies.
A Custodian of the Public's Millions Very
Particular In His Precautions.
New York, April 26. Sub-Treasurer
Ellis H. Roberts made an innovation to-day
that occasioned much interest in the build
ing, when considered together with his de
termination to put the employes under
bonds. From time immemorial the combi
nations of the locks to the big vaults, where
183,000,000 in cash is stored, have been
known to one employe and the Sub-Treasurer.
Mr. Roberts to-day changed this.
Two men will own the secret one to know
one-half of the combination and the other
the other half. He himself will know
nothing. These men will be known to their
associates, but to avoid complications in
case of sickness or death. Mr. Boberts has
given, another two the combinations, - These
men are not known to their associates, and
are not even known to each other.
Further, to guard against mishaps, the
two men known to have the. combinations
have written in separate sealed envelopes
each his half of the secret, and Mr. Roberto
put these envelopes in a big envelope, plas
tered it with sealing wax from end to end,
and locked it in the safe. This is for his
own benefit, in case the holders of one un
divided halt of the secret should be sick or
die. Mr. Boberts wonld then break the
great clump of wax on the big envelope,
and for the first time know the secret him
A Father Kills His Two Children and Then
Cats His Throat.
Winnipeg, April 26. A horrible tale
of murder and suicide just reached here
from High Bluff, a little village only a few
miles from this city, the victims being a
farmer named McLeod and his daughter,
while another child, a boy of 13 years, is so
badly wounded that he cannot recover. Mc
Leod'a house is a mile or so away from High
Bluff station, on what is known as the
"Back road." " He was last seen last night
about dusk. A neighbor nameo? Lotta
visited the house to-day after dinner and
was horrified to find McLeod on his side
with his throat cut, lying near the stove.
Both children were found in the bedroom
off the kitchen. The girl, who was more
than 8 years old, had been struck on the
head with the sharp edge of an ax and was
dead. The boy, who had his clothes on,
had four deep gashes on his head.
The ax with which these horrible crimes
were committed was fonnd a few feet behind
the dead body of the father, and the knife
that he cut his own throat with was discov
ered in the cellar. There were tracks of
blood from the cellar to near where the sui
cide lay. The cause of the deed is attrib
uted to the financial difficulties of McLeod,
whose wife died two years ago. He was one
of the best known farmers in Manitoba, and
a man respected by all who knew him.
The Employes Have a Very Narrow Escape
With Their Lives.
Wilkesbarre, April 26. The surface
over the Boston mine at Plymouth, oper
ated by the Delaware and Hudson Canal
Company, caved in this afternoon. Mil
lions of gallons of water poured into the
opening. A number of employes narrowly
escaped with their lives.
Six hundred persons are thrown out of
employment The damage to the mine is
estimated at $70,000.
Tho Delaware Legislature Closes Its Ses
sion by Defeating on Inspection BUI.
Dover, Del., April 26. Although Legis
latively barely noon, it was actually 2.45
P. m. to-day when the General Assembly
adjourned sine die: The clock had been
turned back.
One of the closing acts of the session was
the defeat of the anti-Chicago beef bill, re
quiring food animals to be inspected on the
A Boy of 14 Commits Sclclde.
Paterson, N. J., April 26. Felix
Klee, a boy only 14 years of age, living at
SO Fair street, went out into the woodshed
to-night and committed suicide by shooting
himself through the head. He died in
stantly. .No cause can be assigned for the
act An inquest trill be held by Coroner'
T A TYITQ wn0 tciaJi t0 know how to keep 'their
Un.ul.XjS3 complexions from growing harsh
and dry in spring winds should read Shirley
Dare's advice in tomorrow's Dispatch.
TS-'r?rZ X
AUTBruseieits KeceiTBn
jLi tiio JBranob. Offices of TUe
For to-morrow's issue up to 9 o'clock v. x.
For list of branch offices in the various dis
tricts See TH1KDPAGK.
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ie.in Pilo-rimci Vatv Warmlrfi'4
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at Nazareth.
General Eoulanger and Partj Dine Witl
Lord Churchill.
las American Samoan Commissioners Are Eeady far
the Conference. ""
The American pilgrims have been warm
ly welcomed in the Holy Land. They are
mnch impressed by the religious observances
there. General Boulanger is becoming very
intimate with Lord Randolph Churchill.
He thinks that France should be friendly
to both England and Russia. The American!
delegates to the Samoan Conference nave
arrived at Berlin.
New York, April 26. The CatAolle
News has received this cablegram:
Nazareth, April 26. After a four days'
ride across the mountains of Galilee the
American pilgrims have arrived at Naza
reth. They are all well, with one excep
tion, although greatly fatigued by the mode
of locomotion which brought them here.
The Rev. Henry Robinson, of Leadville,
Col., is suffering from painfni flesh wounds,
inflicted by the kicks of a vicious horse.
The pilgrims have camped out for the
past four nights, am the experience will
not cease to be a subject of conversa-
tion until they reach their own land'
again. The Americans were received,
here with more than usual solemnity to-day.
The sodalities of this city met them out
side the walls and escorted them to the
Church of the Annunciation, which is built
over the spot associated with the announce
ment of the angel to. the Blessed Virgin.
Inside the walls the procession received ad
ditional strength and beauty from the Ac
cession of a large body of school children,
who led the way, singing as they went.
Within the church the scene was splendid,
and the "Te Deum," from the grand organ,
seemed to have a sweeter sound than ever
before. Here, where the beginning of the
mysteries was witnessed, the father guar
dian welcomed the American pilgrims in
the name of the' Franciscans, and expressed
his delight at the privilege of being per
mitted to receive a band of American citi-
The French General Takes Dinner With the
"Young Tory Lord.
London, April 26. A select party, in-
eluding General Boulanger, Count Dillon,
General Graham and an unknown lady,
dined with Lord Randolph Churchill this
evening. In an interview to-day General,
Boulanger reiterated his disavowal that he!
had any intention of precipitating a war be-
tween France and Germany; nevertheless,
he did not consider that the future or
France had been settled forever by the war
of 1870.
He declared tie would never consent that
France should be insulted. He was anxious,
he said, to cement France's friendship with
Russia and England.
A Zanzibar Who Valnes missionaries ntB .-JsS
Rather High Price.
Zanzibar, April 26. Bushiri, the chief
of the insurgents, has released Rev. Air. t'
Roscoe and his wife, church missionaries,
who were engaged in work in East Africa,
and who were captured during the recent
troubles. He still holds in captivity Bev.
Mr. Taylor, Rev. Mr. Edwards and Bev.
Mr. Hooper.
He will not surrender them until he is
paid 1,000. The English Consul here will
pay the ransom demanded.
Ho Climbs Up a Church Steeple and Una
rangnes From tho Cross.
Pesth, April 26. A 'drunken tinsmith
at Warasdin, Hungary, ascended the lofty
steeple of the Franciscan Church there to
day by means of the lightning con
ductor and stood upright on the
cross at the top. He remained in
his perilous position for fully 15 minutes
and delivered a speech to the crowd that
was watching him from below. Afterward
he calmly descended to the ground without
being in any way hurt
The American Commissioners on Samoan
Affairs Arrive at Berlin.
Berlin, April 26. The American dele
gates to the Samoan conference were re
ceived on their arrival here by the attaches
of the United States Legation. The Na
tional Gazette says that the Government,
instead of avoiding a debate in the Reich
stag on the Samoan questions will give
every facility for such a debate at the
earliest possible moment
Russian Police Arresting Nihilists Who
Are Suspected of Possessing Bombs.
London, April 26. Dispatches from St
Petersburg say. that arrests of Nihilists are
constantly being made. The police of St
Petersburg believe that the bombs secretly '
manufactured at Zurich, Switzerland, have
been conveyed to Bussia, and that the
plotters are awaiting a favorable opportu
nity to use them.
The Nlpsle Onee-Kore Disabled.
London, April 26. A dispatch from
Auckland says that the United States
steamer Nipsiewas again disabled while
being towed into Apia harbor. Mataafa
has returned to Apia.
Collector Erhardt, of New York. Will Cleaa
Oat the Custom House.
New York, April 26. The Down Town
Business Men's Club xo-night dined Joel B.
Erhardt, Cornelius Van Cott and Ellis H.
Boberts, Collector, Postmaster and Assist
ant United States Treasurer, respectively.
Among those present were: Warner Miller,
Bussell B. Harrison, 8. V. White", E. F.
Shepard, Noah Davis, Bernard Biglin, H.
O. Armour and Mahlon Chace.
Collector Erhardt, among other things,
said: "General Sherman asked me the other
day to do him a favor, and I said I would.
He asked me to wash the outside of the
I nusuuu AAuuie, uu a repiiea mat A would'
rwash the inside as weii. Laughter and
appiause.j a intena to conscientiously ob
serve all laws, especially the civil servioe
acts." Applause.
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