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The Royal Pretender a Boyish)
Frank ana Charming
Companion, but
The Bunaway General Ceases to be a
Kovelty, and His Fame is
BritUh Tories Elated Oyer the Thought
That Uncle Sam May HaTe a Sooth
American Rival An American Secnrcs
V Wealth j and Bcantlfal English Bride
All London' Detective In Search of a
Smart lint Dishonest Barmaid Emperor
Wilhclm's AciKity Surprising Europe
London's Tramway Men, Their Trials
and Poor Fay Queen Tictorin Returning
to Society After Urine In Partial Re
tirement 30 Years The Salt Trust Peo
. pie Getting in Deep Water.
Boulanger has ceased to be a novelty in J
England. Mayor Hewitt, -who is stopping
at the same hotel as the General, thinks
Prance could find most of her patriots in
London, ready to fight with their mouths.
Emperor "Wilhelm's way of skipping about,
getting all over Germany in a week, is sur
prising all Europe. Queen Victoria is
also astonishing the natives by a nearer ap
proach to appearing in society than she has
made in 30 years. The Eoyal Geographical
Society ridicules the statement of Lord
Lonsdale that he has discovered anything
valuable to scientists in the Arctics.
Loinoir, April 27. "Copyright The
Due d'Orleans, the son of the Comte de
Paris, came home to Sheen House this
week from India. I had a talk -with him
on his arrival, and heard the royal claimant
to the Prench throne tell with much gusto
that -wonderful tiger story, which first ap
peared in the columns of The Dispatch.
He lias the rifle which the tiger literally
chewed in two, when he sprang upon the
elephant and dashed into the howdah. The
Duke also showed me the skin of 'he
tiger, -which was afterward shot, and judg
ing irom its size, I should say he could have
carried at least one royal pretender to the
throne of Prance inside very easily. The
Duo is boyish, but a very frank and charm
ing companion. He -will never make a
Strang ruler, even if Boulanger decides to
enforce tne claims of his Xamily, whichis
the latest scheme of the General, according
to one of the morning papers.
Boulanger, by the way, has ceased to be
a novelty, and the interest in him is falling
off. Mayor Hewitt, who is stopping in the
same hotel as the distinguished Frenchman,
is in his usual condition of terse and cyni
cal placidity. He stood on the stairway to
day, meditatively stroking his chin, while
he gazed down at a group of tattered,
threadbare, impecunious and beetle-browed
Frenchmen, who thronged the lobby of the
hotel waiting for an audience "with the Gen
eral. "Hum," mused the ex-Mayor audi
bly, "what a stirring array of reformers.
"When Prance fights again she will 'know
where to find her warriors at least, as far
as talk is concerned."
In Prance, Boulanger is rapidly disap
pearing in the shadow of the Eiffel tower,
which is a thing of such breathless and
towering immensity that it beggars descrip
tion. Compared to it the Allegheny County
Court House tower is a puny thing, the
towers of the Brooklyn bridge sink into
mediocre stature, and the Washington mon
ument is but a marker in th e matter of alti
tude. Eiffel started out to build the highest
thing on earth, and he has succeeded. The
tower rears aloft into the clouds and forms a
fitting sentinel for the exhibition which,
though to-day unfinished, is already far in
advance of any similar exhibition of modern
The "Tonne German Emperor Travels Over
the Greater Fart of Ills Empire in a
Week He Shntters His Wife's -
Nerves To Visit En-
gland In Jnlr.
London, April 27. Tour Berlin corre
spondent continues to chronicle the ever
increasing activity of the young Emperor,
who has traveled over the greater part of
Germany this week. On Monday he visited
the Thiergarten in Berlin, and shattered the
nerves of his wife, who accompanied him,
by the daring manner in which he ap
proached and provoked the wild beasts.
The next day, the 23d, he went to Dresden,
the occasion being the birthday of the King
ofSaxonv. Many royal persons gathered
at the Villa Strehlen, the King's residence,
and there was much kissing and hugging.
"While at Dresden the Emperor sent a very
natriotia telegram ot congratulation to the
director of the ITorth German Lloyd Com-
iany, lor wnom me new nuer, .naiser u
elm L. has been built at Stettin. Stettin
scores one against Clyde.
On Wednesday the Kaiser was happy at
his old occupation of early morning review
ing. The spring maneuvers of the guards
commenced on that day. Before 8 o'clock
he rode to Tempelhof Common at the head
of the second regiment of the guard, ,and re
turned to Berlin at 10 o'clock. He wit
nessed the march past at the junction of
Lnnden Tind Priedrichstrasze. To-day he
paid visits to "Weimar and Essenach, caus
ing great perturbation in the grand-ducal
breasts. He had an enthusastic and very
elaborate popular reception in both places.
It must not be supposed that these are a
half week's doings of this Emperor. He
never lets a minute pass without putting in
some useful or what he considers useful
work. The fat royalties of England must
perspire at the mere thought of their Ger
man cousin's activity.
Your correspondent also sends some in
teresting information about the Emperor's
prospective movements. The naval officers
have received information that after his
visit to England, at the end of July, the
Kaiser will probably make a cruise along
the Norwegian coast, as far as the Lofoden
Islands. He has been attracted by the ac
counts of the great beautyof the scenery on
these islands. It is also on the cards that
he will pay a visit to the royal family of
Greece iu October. This statement is not
confirmed in Germany, hut I ieara that
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preparations are being made in Athens for
the event
The old Empress Augusta visited Char
lottenburg, at the beginning of the week,
and watched the three eldest children of the
Emperor seek for Easter eggs in the garden.
The imperial children got very muddy.
TlrinK of Her ConTentnnl Life of Nearly
Thirty Years Discarding Some of Her
Somber Gowns and Ways Irving
and Terry Flay For and at Her
Majesty Their Rewards.
London, April 27. The Queen returned
to Windsor this afternoon after spending
nearly a week with her eldest son at Sand
ringham. The newspapers have devoted
columns daily to the Queen's walks and
drives, and her visits to the Prince's farms
and kennels, dairies and piggeries.
One fact looms large and lurid
from the immense mass of fulsome
descriptive reporting, namely, that Her
Majesty wore a somewhat juvenile hat, with
feathers and a dash of color in it, instead of
her somber mourning bonnet, from which it
is augured that she is at length about to
emerge from the conventual retirement in
which she has lived for nearly 30 years.
This hope is strengthened by Her Majes
ty's attendance at a private theatrical per
formance at Sandringham last evening.
"The Bells' and the trial scene from "Tne
Merchant of Venice" were performed on a
tiny stage, an exact imitation of the Lyce
um's, built in the ballroom. The scenery was
new and good. Irving, Terry and the entire
company of 63 persons were at their best,
and the Queen, the Prince and Princess ot
Wales, and the young Princesses smiled and
cried and applauded like ordinary people.
The actors and actresses were regaled at tea
and supper, and so kindly treated from first
to last that all of them will henceforth be
most devoted loyalists.
The Queen wore the diamond star of the
Order of the Garter, and was dressed in a
homely black gown. After the perlormance
she presented Irving with a superb set of
diamond studs, and Miss Terry a brooch,
made of two love-birds with diamond wings.
The presents were worth 50 each, but the
lost night's profits at the Lyceum would be
about 200. Irving gained nothing but the
honor and the'additional prestige which a
private performance before royalty is sup
posed to confer.
The Queen left for "Windsor this afternoon
in a royal saloon car constructed of satin
wood and maple, decorated in pure gold,
with white silk hangings. "Next week, per
haps, or irfa fortnight at the outside, -Her
Majesty will put her royalty to one side,
don a motlttrly cap and apron, and act as a
benevolent' Mrs. Gamp to her daughter
Columns of Words Poured Forth on a Suf
fering Fopnlace.
London, April 27. There has been a
prodigious amount of speechmaking this
week. Lord Salisbury spoke ten columns
at Bristol, said nothing new, and poured
forth the old platitudes -with that deadly
fluency which with him passes for eloquence.
Lord Hartington, at Birmingham, was less
fluent and more somnolent, and Joseph
Chamberlain, at the 6ame place, was volum
inous and virulent as ever. He was sup
ported on the platform" by the Marquis of
Lome, and it is probable that the Govern
ment will be called upon to ex
plain why this son-in-law of the
Queen should be permitted to break
the wholesome rule that members of royal
families must hold aloot from party passions
and political controversies. JohnMorley
made a fine speech at Newcastle, in the
course of which he flatly declined to promise
his support to tne bill fixing the hours of
labor at eight daily. The speech was cour
ageous, but many doubt its wisdom. Mor
ley has already been fiercely assailed by the
Socialists, and the Tories are industriously
misrepresenting the speech as an attack on
the rights of labor.
One man, at any rate, in England has
positive knowledge of the electoral strength
of the Liberal-Unionists. He is the Chair
man of the Rochester Conservative Associa
tion, and he announces that there are 12
Liberal-Unionists in Bochestei- no more,
no less. He made this discovery daring the
recent election.
A Life of Long Hoars, Small Fay and Little
London, April 27. The strike of the
tramcar men at Vienna has revived public
interest in the almost as hard lot of men em
ployed on the London tramways, and ef
forts are being made to organize them
in some way, in order to compel
better treatment. At present they work 14
hours a day, with one day off each fort
night, and they are paid $1 to $1 25 a day,
which is reduced on an average, by a tyran
nical system of fines, about 10 per cent.
They are liable to instant dismissal, but
must themselves give a week's notice if they
want to leave the company's service, and
their wives must not keep a shop, or in any
way help to increase the, family earnings.
The present idea is to agitate and, if need
be, strike for 12 hours a day, 6 days in the
week, and $7 60 weekly wages.
The competition for places on the London
trams is, however, so keen that the men can
not hope to succeed, unless, as is probable,
the great trades unions help them and help
themselves. The subject will be among
those discussed at an industrial conference
to be held at Berne next September, and
the social reformers cherish the hope of an
international agreement prohibiting seven
days a week labor, and fixing the working
day at 12 hours.
The Salt Trust People's Woes All Coming
at Once.
London, April 27. The Salt Trust peo
ple are getting nearer to their day of trouble.
The agitation of their workmen for increased
pay and shorter hours is gaining strength.
The people living in the salt districts are
combining to compel a compensation for
subsidences of land directly due to the
operations of the salt getters, and now there
is good reason to believe that the rival Ger
man Salt Union, so often threatened, has
actually been formed with a capital of $10,
The Manner In Which Some of Sirs. Slack
ay's Gaests Were Treated.
London, April 27. There is some gos
sip over Mrs. Mackay's dinner to the
Prince of Wales the other night A lot of
pople were invited to dine, but when they
arrived at the house they found the Prince
dining with a select number in a small ante
room. The whole bulk of the guests were seated
outof sight and hearing in a large apart
ment adjoining.
A New Yorker Gets a British Bride.
London, April 27. "William J. King,
Jr.. who is a well-known figure of New
York life, was married quietlv to-day by
the .Registrar to Lady Vane Tempest, a beau
tiful English woman. A few friends were
present Mr. and Mrs. King sail for New
York "Wednesday on the City of Paris.
f ije ip$tag Wplirl).
A Smart Barmaid for Whom Every London
Detective Is Looking.
London, April 27. Every detective in
London has for a week past been hunting
over the metropolitan area with rage in his
heart and a photo of a- young woman in his
breast pocket. The young woman who is
so eagerly wanted but cannot be found is
Annie Lloyd, described as fair, tall and
graceful in her movemerits. Annie was
under sentence in Millbank for stealing the
money and property of a saloon keeper
whom she served as a barmaid. She is
capable of better things, and may yet make
her mark in the world.
This day week she entered the matron's
room, donned that lady's clothing,, from
boots to smart fur-trimmed cloak and stylish
bonnet, walked through the corridors, past
scores of female warders, through, the many
gates, and finally passed into the busy world,
where she has been since enjoying herself.
Secretary of Legation White Rotalned Be
cause of His Social Worth.
London, April 27. Among the events
spoken of in the minor gossip of London is
the retention of Pirst Secretary of Legation
"White by Minister Lincoln. Mr. "White
explains it by saying that his value is so
cial, not political. He knows the Prince of
Wales, and is of importance here. His in
come is large and Mrs. "White's entertain
ments are popular.
Mr. White was the first "black Repub
lican" that turned mugwump, and so held
over under the Phelps regime, and now he
comes back to the Republican fold in time
to get well in with the new Minister. He
is more of a diplomate than most of our rep
resentatives here, and a thorough American
in sentiment, instincts and bearing.
British Society Agog Ovor a Magnificent
, Coming -Wedding.
London, April 27. The Prince of "Wales
has warmly congratulated the Duke oi
Portland upon his betrothal to the hand
some Miss Dallas Yorke, and has intimated
his intention to be present, with the Brin
cess, at the wedding. Society is full of
rumors of the splendor which is to mark the
marriage of one of the richest peers in Eng
land to the most beautiful woman in the .
United Kingdom.
Among the hundreds of presents the new
Duchess will receive is a dozen pairs of
lovely silk stockings from the frame-work
knitters of Sutton, Ashfield, one of the num
erous villages owned by the Duke.
An Actor Watts on His Actress Wife, but
Won't Do Her Washing.
London, April 27. Altred Roberts, the
actor, found himself inthe Police Court to
day, charged with assaulting hiswife, an
actress engaged at the Drury Lane Theater,
but the evidence proved the unhappy man
had been more sinned against than sinning.
It was his wife's custom to come home in
the early hours of the morning, and lie abed
all day reading dime novels.
Actor Roberts lound that gradually the
whole domestic work of the house was de
volving upon him. For a while he patiently
cooked meals and carried them up to his
wife in bed, but he" rebelled whenjt became
necessary to wash her. clothes.
An Aged Writer of Love Verses Who Can
Also Write Strong Prose.
London, April 27. The Honorable
Jtoden Berkley "Wriothesley Noel, uncle of
the Earl of Gainsborough, although arrived
at the mature age of 55, has taken to writ
ing amorous verses, which he and the so
ciety newspapers claim to be poetry.
A smart radical Scottish newspaper, how
ever, dared to describe the verses as dog
gerel, and the honorable one forthwith
wrote to the newspapers furiously denoun
cing his critic as a common British viper,
an ignoble creature, a clown, an insect, a
cub and a dotard, mumbling impotently
with toothless gams. ,
The Royal Geographical Society Takes No
Slock In His Discoveries.
London, April 27. The members of the
Royal Geographical Society are laughing
at Lord Lonsdale's claims to have done
something good in the way of geo
graphical discovery. He has tramped
over a dreary waste to rid him
self of ennui and Violet Cameron, per
haps to his own satisfaction and certainly to
the amusement of his acquaintances, but
the assertion that he has discovered a thing
worth knowing or has gained any informa
tion which will be of value to the scientists
is treated as a huge joke.
British Tories Delighted to Think of a
Possible Rival to Uncle Snm.
London, April 27. A Tory newspaper,
commenting on the enormous Italian emi
gration to the Argentine Republic, gloats
over the prospect of au Italian republic in
South America able to hold its own against
the United States and the other European
England, in particular, is invited to
hurry up and secure a share of the coming
The Heirs of a Fugitive From Germany
After His Property.
Charleston, April.27. Colonel "W. W.
Brooker, of the Edgefield bar, has began
proceedings for the recovery of a fortune in
Germany, said to be valued at $10,000,000'
This property is claimed by the heirs of
Jacob Brandenburg, who fled from Ger
many over a century ago, and settled in
Lexington county, South Carolina. He was
accused of treason, and he fled to escape con
viction. As a result of the flight his prop
erty was forfeited to the Crown. His heirs
now claim that they have discovered evi
dence that clears him of the charge of trea
son. They have looked up the forfeited
property, and have found the real state and
the record of the securities.
Colonel Brooker will consult with the Ger
man Minister at Washington about the
case, and will then proceed to Berlin to be
gin formaLproceedings for the recovery of
the property.
No More Democratic Dlatl Clerks Left on the
Fort Wayne Road.
YorHGSXOWir, April 27. Grant S.
"Whitslar, who was appointed postal clerk
two years ago, and has been running be
tween Pittsburg and Crestline, returned to
his home to-day, having received notice
that his services were no longer required.
ne was tne lost xeniucriii remaining 1
the service on tne entire division, ills si
cessorisl). W. Milllnger, residing in
That is the Latest Beport. From the
Interior xrf Oklahoma.
One of the Unfortunates Said, to Have Come
From Oil City.
A Eetnrned Buckeye Who Still Thinks it Is a Great
Coantrr. "
A report from Oklahoma it to the effect
that an old soldiers' colony was attacked by
cowboys. A bitter fight ensued, in which,
ten men were killed and others wonnded.
General Merritt has received no official in
formation of the trouble. A Youngstowh
man has returned from the scene of action
and relates his experience. He says that
the rumors of lawlessness are generally over
Wichita, Kak., April 27. Out of the
many wild rumors with which the border la
lull to-day is one which seems to bear the
elements of probability. The report is of
an attack on an old soldier's colony in the1
western part of Oklahoma. It was first
brought to Guthrie by a runner of Dr.'Min
nick, the chief of the colony. He at once
left for the scene.
The messenger states that the fight oc
curred "Wednesday night and lasted an
hour. The old soldiers are located on the
north bank of the Canadian and near the
southern border of Oklahoma. Their lands
are very desirable and a number ot cowboys
tried to take them from the settlers. The
cowboys were well mounted and rode down
on the camp evidently with the intention of
surprising the colonists. The old soldiers,
however, were up.
The cowboys rode up and down in front of
the camp, yelling and shooting in the air.
The settlers began firing on them, and a
man and horse were brought down. The
rider jumped up behind a companion, and
all were soon out of range. The cowboys
then held a consultation, and spreading out
Indian fashion, began firing on the camp.
The horses were used as barricades, and
over their backs the cowboys shot and killed
six of the settlers. "When the soldiers seen
they were getting the worse of it they
charged on the enemy, and the cowboys re
treated but kept up firing. The battle,
lasted half an hour, and resulted in nine
killed and several wounded. Then the
cowboys rode away across the prairie, but
sent back a threatening yell to the effect
that they would return.
None of the killed were from Wichita.
Prom the best obtainable information: the
dead are: J. Ni Eedfield, Oil City, Pa.:
"Willard Woodworth, Quincy, 111.; Samuel
Hertzger, Port "Wayne; Stephen Dennyj
Paris, Ky.; Anson L. Toyere, Galena, 111.;
Robert Hutching, Milwaukee; Anton
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The following official report has been
forwarded to the authorities at "Washing
ton: Fort Reho, Ind, T., April 27. Have just
returned from Kingfisher; found everything
quiet and orderly there. About 200 homestead
claims have been filed, and large numbers are
waiting to make entry. Reports of bloodshed
are without foundation. All over the Terri
tory, so far as I can discover, there have been
cases of violence reported, but In no single in
stance has investigation resulted In confirma
tion of tueso reports.
In cases where different claimants contest for
the same quarter section the matter is com
promised or left for final adjustment byproper
authority. I am thus explicit because Kansas
newspapers are reporting scenes of bloodshed.
These, as well as the reports with reference to
the invasion of the Cherokee strip, are. so far
as I can discover, without foundation. I will
be at Oklahoma station to-morrow.
Brigadier General Commanding.-
A Alan Who Has Come Back, but Still
Thinks it Is a Great Country How
He Secured Claims for His
Party Tlio Cher
okee Strip.
Youngstown, April 27. B. P. Holmes,
who escorted a party into the Oklahoma
territory, returned here this afternoon,
having secured a quarter section of land
near Seward for each one of his party. He
was on the train that penetrated the territory
an hour after the land offices were opened
last Monday. The party remained on the
train until they were well into the territory,
and as the conductor refused to stop and let
them off they waited until a steep grade was
struck and hurriedly disembarked, rolling
over the prairie. But this means they were
successful in securing the finest quarter sec
tions. Mr. Holmes says:
I am satisfied 'that before Tuesday night
every loot of land In the entire territory had
been taken possession of by some one, and
those who were not hustlers Rot left. With all
the excitement I saw no violence, and did not
see a person under the influence of liqnor.
The reports of violence sent out I am certain
were overdrawn, as, while everyone was In a
hurry to secure land, they kept good
catured. Many complaints were made of
Government officials and depnty marshals
being sworn in, whose only object was to enter
the territory before the time prescribed by
law and take possession of town sites and lots
jto hold them for purposes of speculation. This
"was done before tbe land offices were opened,
and tbe parties will donbtless be ejected and
the land given to those who complied with the
There is no lack of water, and streams are as
abundant as in Ohio. The soil is very fertile,
the climate fair, and it is seldom frosts occur.
Many who went into Oklahoma this week will
become discounted by reason of tbe country
being new and the privations they have to en
dure, and will go elsewhere. Those who go
there three months from now will find
more advantages and can secure land
for farming purposes at practically what It
costs now. I was in the Cherokee outlet of
6,000,000 acres, and it is tbe finest land the eye
ever looked upon, but at present a steer Is
better than a white man, because he can roam
upon it. To-day there are few Indians on it,
most of them being at the Cherokee Nation.
It will of necessity be purchased in a short time
by the Government, and opened to settlement.
An Army Officer Says There Will be No
General Uprising.
"Washington, April 27. An army
officer on duty at the War Department,
who has made the subject df the American
Indians an especial study, said to-day that
in his opinion there will be no general out
break among the Indians on account of tbe
invasion of their lands by the Oklahoma
boomers. The Cherokees, he said, are not
now a tribe of fighters; they realize that
they have too much at stake to engage in
anv such pursuits.
There may be some individual troubles,
but if whisky is kept out of the territory;
there will oe no general uprising.
Henry George at Glasgow.
London, April 27. Henry George ar
rived in Glasgow to-day. He was presented
with an illuminated address ana was en
thusiastically received. -'
APEIL 28, 1889.
An 8-Year-Old Urchin Deliberately Slays
His 5-Yenr-Old Cousin A Shotgnn
Used With Fatal Effect A
Result of a Quarrel.
Canton, April 27. News of a fearful
tragedy, with children as the principals,
reached here this afternoon from Malvern, a
little village just over the Stark connty
line, in Carroll county, in which Charley
Dickman, a 5-year old tot, was' shot and
killed by his 8-year-old cousin, Johnny
Hexamer. Both boys, with a group of other
little ones of about the same age, were at
play, when there was a crossing of temper
between little Dickman and his cousin Hex
amer, The smaller boy was having a good
time and wanted to continue, and the Hex'
atner lad insisted that the playing for the
afternoon should cease.
"Words between the infantile combatants
grew warm and finally the Hexamer boy
warned the Deckman 'child to leave the
E remises. This warning was accompanied
y the threat that if the child did not scam
per away he would shoot him with a shot
gun which was standing near by. Not
scared, poor little Deckman did not stir,
but remained standing there, challenging
the execution of the threat of the now evi
dently enraged Hexamer. The shooting
part was but too horribly carried out. The
gun was snatched up by arms that could
scarcely hold it, and ere human mercy could
prevent, little fingers pulled the trigger,
there was a flash, a Dlood curdling cry, and
the deed was done.
The 5-year-old cousin was fatally injured.
Tender arms carried him to his home. Ex
amination showed that the charge in the
fun took effect in the top of the little boy's
ead. He lingered in agony until death
came to his relief. The Hexamer boy was
knocked down by the firing of the shotgun
and badly injured.
The Romantic Meeting of a Bherlffand His
Wife In Oklahoma.
Dentke, April 27. The first romance
from Oklahoma reached Denver this after
noon. Some 'weeks ago James C Kendall,
Sheriff of Garfield county, deserted his
wife after securing from her some.$400.
About this time Clarence Martindale, one
of Kendall's deputies, intimated to Mrs.
Kendall that as her husband, had deserted
it would not be out of place to elope and
begin life anew in some strange
country. After giving the matter
her serious consideration she decided
to avail herself of the opportunity
afforded, and accordingly the two left last
Monday for Oklahoma. On "Wednesday
morning as the pair were making their way
through the crowded highways of Oklaho
ma City seeking some unclaimed piece of
land who should make his appearence upon
the scene but James C. Kendall. Martin
dale on seeing escape impossible, walked
up to the unfaithful husband saying:
"Jim, here's your wife; we've been look
ing for you for a long time."
Then there was a jollification meeting
and what would have been a tragedy in
Colorado turned out to be a friendly pleas
antry in Oklahoma. Pinding it impossible
to secure desired claims the party have
once more returned to their homes in' Glen?
wood Springs.
Tbeich Discovery Mnde'ln tho False Dot
(' '; - torn of a Barjk. -.
Indianapolis, April 27. Isaac New
man and wife, early settlers of Miami
county, died, the first on Saturday and the
latter on Sunday last. Two years ago Mr.
Newman suffered a serious illness, from
which he never fully recovered, and during
the time made mention to his son, Benja
min, that should he die he would find in an
old family bureau a small sum of money,
naming the amount at about $100, and
which he said was there for contingent ex
penses. Mr. Newman recovered, the son
moved to Minnesota, and the subject was
entirely forgotten until after the burial of
the couple it recurred to him.
Diligent search throughout the bureau
failed to reveal the cash, and the conclusion
was reached that it contained no money.
The search was again renewed upon sug
gestion of possible false drawers or Bottoms,
and a more thorough search disclosed a
false bottom, in which, neatly sewed up in
various articles of apparel, was the sum of
$7,000 in gold, silver and paper. Mr. New
man to-day deposited the money in a Peru
GracefafiBterchnnge ot Courtesies Between
the Blao and Gray.
Philadelphia, April 27. The Phila
delphia Brigade Association, when they
visited Richmond last October, were the
guests of the Pickett's Division Associa
tion, and were entertained so handsomely
by them that upon their return a unani
mous vote was taken that, as an expression
of their appreciation of the treatment re
ceived, they should send them some token.
They have, therefore, had a regulation
United States flag, with 42 stars, manu
factured. It is of the finest silk, the fringe,
cord and tassels are of the "best quality, and
the metal mountings are gold-plated. On
the staff, which is ebonized, is the badge of
the Brigade Association, a silver trefoil,
on which is the following inscription:
Presented to George E. Pickett's Camp, C.
V., Richmond, Va.,by the Pblladeipbla Brigade
Association, Blxtv-nlnth, SeventrJirsSevonty
second and One Hundred and Sixth Pennsyl
vania Volunteers, 1889.
Powell Clayton Draws His Pistol, but
Doesn't TJao It.
Little Rock, Auk., April 27. A. W.
Webber, publisher of a small Republican
paper here, who has recently been liberally
abusing ex-Senator Powell Clayton politic;
ally, was met by that gentleman in a drink
ing saloon this afternoon, when an alterca
tion ensued, resulting in Clayton slapping
"Webber's face and both parties drawing re
volvers. Before either could shoot, how
ever, mutual friends disarmed them.
It is a Republican party ruction, with
hunger for federal pap at thebottoni. Clay
ton is dispenser of this patronage in Arkan
sas under this present administration. The
affair was suppressed in the local papers.
One Branch of the Bankrnpt Reading Iron
Works to be Fat la Operation.
Reading, April 27. The assignee of
the Reading Iron "Works to-day issued
orders to start up the large pipe mill of the
Company on Monday, May 5, for the pur
pose of finishing a large quantity of pipe
which was under process of manufacture at
the time of the suspension of the company.
This work will require three weeks' time.
The two large blast furnaces of the works,
which have been in operation since the fail
ure, will go permanently out of blast dur
ing the coming week. The assignee will
commence disposing of the property1 in a
few weeks.
Will Banquet Mayor Hewitt.
London, April 27. Leading Liberal
Unionists ot London propose to give a ban
quet in honor ol ex-Mayor Hewitt, of New
York- t -
Harrison Says Civil Service Eule3
Mast be at Once Extended
Father-in-Xaw Scott Eesigns From the
Pension Office.
The Execntiie Epjoyini Better Health Than for
SeTtral Tears.
President Harrison noj decided that the
civil service rules must be applied to the
railway mail service not later than May 1.
Mrs. Harrison has received the dress she is
to wear in the Centennial quadrille, and it
is said to be a dream of arapery. Her
father has resigned his position in the Pen
sion Office, and will take up his residence
in the White House.
Washington, April 27. The President
had a decidedly easy day of it. The office
seekers kept away, feeling that it would be
discreet to permit him to have the day to
prepare for his New Vork journey. It was
expected, however, that the consideration
for him might result in the announcement
of several important appointments, but the
hope was groundless.
Several resignations of important officials
have been accepted to take effect on May 1,
and their.places cannot be supplied before
the President's return,but this doesn't seem
to trouble His Excellency in the least. He
appears to be determined to freeze out the
comparatively few office'seekers who yet re
main in the city, and he is doing this very
no fubtheb delay.
Civil Service Commissioner Lyman was
one of the very few callers on official busi
ness to-day. He wanted some information
in regard to the application of civil service
rules to the railway mail service, and was
informed that the rules must positively be
extended to that service on "Wednesday next
and forever thereafter.
An effort had been made to induce the
President to again extend the time at which
the law bringing the railway mail service
underthe civil service law and rules would
become operative, but he has decided against
further postponement. The reasons urged
lor further delay were that but com
paratively fe"w of the experienced and
efficient men who had left the service within
the last four years could, within the few
days yet remaining, be reappointed and re
stored to the service without danger of ap
pointing men whose usefulness has. in a
measure at least, become impaired, and that
the Civil Service Commission could not
after the 1st of May become fully ready to
make certifications from all parts of the
The President, however, was of the
opinion that as the commission had con
cluded its preparations except as to a very
few States and Territories, -no particular
harm could result from allowing the law to
go into efleefc on-the day prcYiousry-flsig
nated. "
Mr. Lyman is the only Civil Service
Commissioner now and has been since a
short time previous to the advent of the
new administration. The law prescribes
that the Commission shall consist of two
representatives of the dominant party and
one of the minority, but Mr. Harrison ap
parently has not considered the appoint
ment ot the successors to Oberly and Edger
ton at all. Ex-Congressman Sowden, of
Allentown, drops down occasionally to look
after his interests for the minority appoint
ment, but th President has not given the
least indication of what he will do in the
Heavy and Numerous Demands Upon His
Fnrse for Charity.
"Washington, April 27. Pully 10 per
cent of the letters that come to the White
House now are begging letters. Committees
in.charge of fairs, societies engaged in erect
ing monuments and managers of all kinds
of institutions, existing or projected, write
to the President for contributions. The
needy individuals throughout the land
seem to regard the President as a good per
son to appeal to for financial aid. All
kinds of tales are spread out on paper to be
read, not by the President, but tne private
secretary or his assistants. If the Presi
dent responded to half of these appeals his
salary of $50,000 a year would soon be
used up.
These letters all receive attention, and
are acknowledged by means of a politely
worded printed form, which informs the
seeker for charity that the President regrets
that so many calls of this kind are made
upon him that it is simply impossible for
him to respond.
He Will Resign His Position and Live In the
White Honse.
"Washington, April 27. It seems the
President's family have concluded it isn't
quite the proper thing to permit the father
of the wife of the President of the United
States, a very old man, to fill an insignifi
cant place in the pension office, and so that
gentleman, the. Rev. Joha Scott, D. D., has
resigned his position in the "department, and
will move into the White House finally on
the return of the family from New York.
He has passed most of his time there since
the inauguration, and will now have no
other home for at least four years.
Mrs. Scott Xord. Mrs. Harrison's sister-in-law,
will have charge of the Executive
Mansion, in the absence of the Harrison
family. "
Mrs. Harrison Creating a Morning Room
for Herself.
"Washington. April 27. Mrs. Harrison
has had a busy week, preparing for the Cen
tennial celebration. Beside that important
matter she has been superintending some
slight changes in the "White House. The
large bathroom in the southwest corner of
the house has been changed into a pleasant
boudoir and sitting room by replacing the
curtain that hid the bathtub by a firm
wooden paneling. The edges of the floor
have been laid with new wood in stripes,
and as there are two large windows in the
room overlooking the White House lot and
drive, and the buildings and grass sward to
the west, Mrs. Harrison expects to have a
delightful morning room in it.
Senator Cameron Going Abroad.
"WashJcon, April 27. Senator Cam
eron y, .'rpuslly preparing for a tour
abroaf j&fMrs. Cameron and their little
girl. Vhey will probably start about the
middle of May. The Senator hasn't called
at the "White House since his return, and
sees few of the'many office seekers who ring
uia uourueu
Mrs. Harrison Receives Her Costnrae for
the Centennial Qnadrllle.
"Washington, April 27. Mrs. Harri
son's ball dress has arrived from New
-York, but Mrs. McKee's dress will await
her in that city. Mrs. Harrison's dress is a
trained princesse robe of rich white faille
francaise, ot which the back and train is
composed. The sides oi the skirt are silver
brocade in a fern design, and this is divided
from the front of the skirt by two rows of
ostrich feather trimmin?. The front of the
,skirt is made of tulle embroidered in a
irreuiuu pattern Troriteu wiui bui aiu
pearls, and the-immediate front is banged
with pearl pendants. The corsage is cut
half high and filled in with net, and there
is a high collar of the white ostrich feather
trimming about the throat. The vest is of
tulle with garniture of pearl and silver pas
sementerie. Mrs. McKee's dress is made after the pat
terns of the continental times and is of white
armure silk and embroidered mousseline de
President Harrison Enjoying Better Health
Than for Some Time Fast. V
"Washington, April 27. The talk about
the President's health is somewhat exagger
ated. Anyone who has heard a story that
the President is a sick man, and then seen
the President for the first time, is apt to be
lieve all he has heard,- and more. The
President's face is almost colorless. His
complexion is of a waxy whiteness, almost
startling, but this peculiarity is not a new
Plaxen-haired men and Mr. Harrison
was flaxen-haired before he was gray are
either exceedingly ruddy-faced or white
faced, and the President is one of the white
faced kind. Men who were with him in
Indianapolis during the campaign tell me
that he looks much better and stronger
than he did then.
Philadelphia Politicians Complain of the
President's Chilliness They Fear the Re
salt at tho Next General Election
If He Ooesn't Make Haste.
'Philadelphia, April 27. The Re
publican politicians the active ward
workers are growing exceedingly impatient
for recognition. They think the new ad
ministration has been at the helm long
enough to have made some changes in the
Federal offices in this city, so that they
might, in turn, be given snug
berths. On all sides there is much
grumbling to be heard, and many are as
ready to curse Harrison, whom they
charge with being slow and too much given
to civil service, as they were to blackguard
President Cleveland for displacing Repub
licans during the four years of his incum
bency of the Federal executiveship.
It is not an uncommon thine to hear very
uncomplimentary criticisms indulged in as
to the course of the new administration.
Already Republican politicians are charac
terizing Harrison as being, "cold," and the
fear is being expressed that when changes
are finally made the proper recognition
will not be given to those who labored
in their wards and divisions in behalf
ot the straight ticket. Before this time it
was expected, that thecustom hoase, pqst
office, mint and internal revenue offices
would be in the hands oT Republicans, and
that several hundred of workers would be
given places.
"Two months," exclaimed a ward politi
cian to-day, "has passed since Harrison has
been inaugurated, and nothing has been
done." Several who were standing around
manifested their displeasure witn the ad
ministration by saying that for all the good
it has been to the party, President Cleve
land might just as well be running the af
fairs of the country. It is no unusual
thing to hear politicians say "it is a cold
administration," and to predict the most
direful results for .the party at the next gen
eral election, unless something is done to
appease the clamor of tbe men who think
that ere this their services should have been
rewarded by appointment to places in the
federal offices of the city.
An Office Holder Given an Unsatisfactory
Sort of Recompense.
"Washington, April 27. On account of
the injustice done Mr. R. Williams, Chief
of Division in the Third Auditor's office, by
the erroneous statements published regard
ing his removal two weeks ago, Secretary
Windom to-day revoked the order for his re
moval, and accepted his resignation, to date
from the close of business on the 18th of
April. "
A Guide for Rapid Readers Where to Find
News and Choice Rending.
The Dispatch once more offers its tens
of thousands of patrons a triple part 20-page
number. On account of pressure on the news
columns by live business men who believe that
it pays to keep the nubile posted on their do
ings, it has been found necessary to make some
changes in the make-up. The most important
is the transferor the classified advertisements
wants, for sales, to lets, business changes, auc
tion sales, real estate cards, etc from the
Third Page or the First Part of The Dis
patch to the Eleventh Page of the Second
Part. The First-Part contains all the latest
telegraphic, local, baseball and sporting news,
the miscellaneous matter being distributed as
Part II Pages 9 to 16.
Saltan of Johsre T. G. Carpenter
Besntyand Health SnmLET Daee
Nye, the Historian Bill Ntx
Washington Bellas Clarissa
id Honse on Stilts GAIL HAMILTOK
Yankee Daredevils. H. A."W.
Praying For Office E. TV. LiaHTXXB
Easiness Cards.
page 11
Classified Advertisements -Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, etc. etc.
Page 13
Etiquette, Society,
The Drama, G. A. E. News,
Ullltary Notes.
Page 13
A Good Character Iter. GEO. BODGE3
Market Bevlew and Business Cards.
Business Cards.
Page 15
League of Patriots PAUL Dxeouledx.
A Little Horso Talk...-. Bobt. BomrxB, et AL
Art BeTlew.
Page 16-
Paris In the Fast He:tot HATsie
Amusement Directory.
Part III Pages 17 to 30.
Page U
Music for tbe Poor uadt Campbill
East and West (1'lctlon) Kdwaud E. Bale
Clsra Belle's Chat CLARA BiLLX
An Indian Battle CAPTAIN KctG, TJ. S. A.
Everyday Science Statt Warns
Page 13
The Golden Island "C-E. HICTRICHS
Killarney'i Hills E. L. W AXEMAN
Bunday Thoughts A Clesotmak
Fireside Sphynx E. B. Chadsocex
Page to
ATronical Cruise....... Bxvxblt Catnip
Tbe Lolling Boom Mast E. Humphbxts
A Study of Mankind BSSSTS BsAVStS
Business Cards,
. Tfk PAGES. "30
Americus Club Boys Celebrate!
' the 67th Anniversary of
Grant's Birthday
Plumb, Goff, Hastings, McEinley and '
Dalzell Orate. .
Tribntes Paid to Grant's memory Republi
canism Xanded Interesting Letter,
Read From Absent Gaests Fine Floral
Decorations a Feature About 300 Seats
Taken A Grand Success. "-
The Americus Club held its third annual
banquet on the sixty-seventh anniversary,
of Grant's birthday last night. Senator
Plumb, Generals Goff and Hastings and
Congressmen McKinley and Dalzell re
sponded to toasts. About COO persons were, .
WHERE thera
are such-orators
as Hastings, Goff,
McKinley and
Plumb, of Kan
sas, such a clever
speaker as Con
gressman Dalzell
to introduce them;
such a shrewd
manager of politi
cal forces and
manipulator o i
combinations as
Matthew Stanley
Quay; such enthusiasts and good fellows as
the Americus club for an audience; a ieaa
worthy of thaods served Jn the best style;
of the Seventh Avenue, and greatest
and, above all,
the sixty-seventh,
anniversary of
General Grant's
birthday to cele
brate in the face
of all these and
under such cir
cumstances there
is bonnd to be an
overflow of good
feeling and an out- 1
burst of the wild-
est enth.U5iasmtJt povcrnor.SUct JSaSha
is needless io re- js. uojf. -
mark that the third annual banqtretf tho.
Americus Club last night was A
The scene in the large dining room othe
Seventh Avenue was
magnificent and un
precedented in the his
tory of the hotel. Tha
covers on the long lines
of tables were all takes,
and 300 people sat down
at the feast. TheflorsJ
decorations were up to
the finest in the decora
tive art. and the menu
was first-class in every
Bxlver Tanqued Major WV-.
McKinly. The invited guests
were arranged on either side of
President Paul. On his left loomed
, tall form of General Hastings above
the slight Goff from "West Virginia like.
nrntotinir anzel. Ahe
General did not ar-
rive until 850, but a
committee was at the
depot to meet him,
some of the courses
had already been
served when he en
tered the dining room,
and as soon as he ap
peared there was a
clapping of hands and
cries ot "What's the
matter with Hast-The Hon. John DaUeu.
ings?" etc. Amid the applause the General
bowed and sat down to pay his respects to
the menu.
Kext to President Paul on his right sat
Matthew Stanley, and just at his elbow
Major McKinley was placed. The little .
Napoleon winked and blinked with his off
eye, laughed and chatted with Mr. Paul,
and seemed to enjoy himself thoroughly.
When Dalzell in his speech made a slip of
the tongue at a critical moment and gavs
the credit to the Democracy rather than the .
Republican party.Matthew Stanley laughed,
the heartiest of the great crowd and Dalzell
joined in the chorus. McKinley for tha
time laid aside his usual serious cast of
countenance and became one of the boys.
Senator Plumb, of Kansas, a handsome
man with. well shaped head and chin whis
kers, occupied a place between the Presi
dent of the club and General Gofit Stats
Chairman Andrews sat for a short time at
the head of the table, bnt he was soon called
away by the sickness of his wife. Senator
Delamater was on hand, and opposite the
distinguished visitors at the table was Con
gressman Dalzell.
Senator Cameron, Secretary Stone and
Ben Butterworth, ot Ohio, at the last mo- ,
ment telezraphed their regrets. Reinforced, 3
by the local1 representatives, the dining -room
was full of a fine collection of men.
The Rev. Dr. Leak delivered a short '
prayer, and then the waiters were given am -opportunity
to display their alacrity.
At the close of the feasting Mr. H.D. W. -
English read a number of letters of regret.
President Harrison, while the banquet was
S A.! L.J 1.1 t.l.XS:
iu progress, teiegrapucu ui cuubutauoust
ami regreiieu ne coum not aueuu. xie re
ferred to the good time he spent with tha
club one year ago. A letter from
Grant was received quite late. Ho
wanted the boys to remember that
"the latchstring of the American Le
gation at Vienna would always be
open as long as he was there to the member
of the Americus Club of Pittsburg." "Vfhea
the letters from Senator and General Sher.
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t "i -yrr
i iimi,JK?5i
wi $7
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