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?- w -cm . 'I s7M Ptt-lfotrji ' A RICH HARVEST IT'S A. WANTS Of any kind can best ba satisfled by adTerUete in the columns of Ths Dis patch. Will ba rfrd nv all who advertise In THE Dispatch. SPLENDID It reaches everv liyine ana Is read by everwmdv.. If you are In business let tbe " ublic know it through THEV iisfatch. V SOB.TY-YOTFRTB. YEATL SOMETHINGJO DROP A Mysterious Sunday Confer ence Between Quay, Dela mater and Andrews. IALL RUSH TO WASHINGTON.- Representative Lemon Talks Pertly of the License Court. SOME THINGS SEEM QUEER TO HIM. He Can't Understand Why Some Saloon Keepers Were so Sure They Were Golnc to Receive Licenses He Fears tbe Effect of the Court's Rulings on His Party in tbo Coming Election Senator Quny Laughs at (lie Idea, bnt Admits ibe Amendment Campaign Will Cat Down the Republican Majority in tlio State In the ISatlonal Chairman's Opinion tbe Term of the Pittsburg Postmaster Has About Ex piredThe Present Trip to Washington Expected to Bear Fruit In tbe .Appoint ment Line. Senator Quay stopped a while in Harris Tjurg yesterday, was seen by a number of politicians and reporters, and actually said enough to form an interview. Mr. Qaay did all the interviewing, however. When he left the Capital he took with him State Secretary Delamater and Chair man Andrews, and the inference they left was that something would soon be heard to drop. Mr. Quay admits that the effect of the prohibition amendment election will be to cut down the Republican ma jority in the State. rntOM A STATT COEEEPPOOTEST.l Habbisbubg, May 5. Senator Matthew Stanley Quay arrived from his home in Beaver this afternoon at 3:20. For 20 minutes he sat at the depot in the smok ing compartment of a parlor car attached to the "Washington express, and smoked and chatted with Senator Delamater, Chairman Andrews, Speaker Boyer, who left his hotel for the first time to-day; Bepresentative Thompson, of "Warren, and Charles Andrews, brother to the State chairman. Two correspondents later joined the group and endeavored to ex tort political-information from the influen tial gathering. r "Has your present trip to 'Washington anything? to do with the Pittsburg offi ces2" asked one. "Nothing whatever," was the reply. "Have you heard any intimation that ibinomu-e likelv to occur?" , . "No, I have notbnt sucbVthings are? to be expected." "Several lists of prospective Federal of ficers in Philadelphia have been pub lished." The Place to Get News. "Yes, but the only place to get reliable information on these points is at the White House." "Will there be a change in -the Harris burg postoffice ere long?" "They'll let the postmaster stay until his term expires if he behaves himself, won't they?" said Mr. Quay, answering one ques tion with another. "Will the same rule apply to Pittsburg, Senator?" "PitUburg," responded Senator Quay. quickly. "Why, the term of the Pitts burg postmaster has already expired, or will expire very shortly. You know his predecessor resigned." "What do you think, Senator, of tho re sult of the prohibition election?" "I haven't had time to think much about it. Some people out west think they are going to roll up a big majority for it. I can't say whether they are right or wrong. They expect a majority of 4, 000 or 5,000 in Beaver county." "Whateffectdoyou think the election will have on the Republican vote?" Big Enough to Spare n. Little. "It may reduce our majority for a time, but we can afford to lose a slice of it" "I see that Bepresentative Lemon is quoted by a Philadelphia paper this morn ing as saying if he was a candidate for State Treasurer this fall he wouldn't spend a cent on the campaign?" "Mr. Lemon is in the liquor business and naturally feels rather sore because of Judge White's work." "How do you regard Bepresentative Shiras' move?" "He seems to have gone into that entirely on his own responsibility, doesn't he?" was the interrogative manner in which the Sen ator parried a direct query. Senator Qnay said he intended ,to leave Washington jnst as soon as he could, but did not tell the nature of his business there. He will spend much of the summer in Beaver. At that place, he said, office seekers from a distance did not bother him much. His friends talked with him occa sionally on such subjects, however. ; Where SI. & Q. Laughs. Then Senator Quay's attention was di verted to tbe subject of tarpon fishing, and he laughed heartily when he recalled the famous story of how Ben Sooey had been knocked out of a boat by a big specimen of thafparticular family of the finny tribe. Senator Delamater and Chairman An drews accompanied Senator Quay to Wash ington. They consulted together outside the car before the tram pulled out, having left the compartment to give the newspaper men a chance. Senator Delamater said he had not seen Senator Quay for some time, and just went along to talk with hfm. So ciability -was likewise alP Chairman An drews was alter. Senator Quay inquired after Speaker Beyer's health, when that gentleman boarded the train. The Speaker has not been in his place since before the New York excursion, which lie did not join. He hopes to preside to-morrow. More than 100 bills await his signature, which must be affixed in the presence of the Honse, It is no small task in itself. A Qniet, Sleepy Place., f,:.r:,:.r"; .-.. ;:" :, siccp su.ee ne nas Deen.npme in nearer man IWhad enjoyed for a long 'time. "You had better come out and stay with me awhile," hesnd to Mr. Boyer. "I cured George Handy Smith when he came there sick, not long ago." "Qr," said another member of tbe party, "go up into the woods with Thompson, and Sunt deer." "Come to Meadville. There are lots of little dears there," punned Senator Dela mater. "I believe I'll have to accept that invita tion," responded Mr. Boyer. "They say no unmarried man can be elected Treasurer of Pennsylvania, and I think I'll have to let you announce my engagement abont two months before the election." Simpson. MB. LEMON SQUEEZED. Spicy Interview With nn Allegheny Connty Representative Ho Thinks It Qneer That Some Saloon Keepers Knew They Wonld Se cure Licenses. Philadelphia, May 5. "If I were to be the candidate for State Treasurer of the Republican ticket this year, and had any money laid away in bank, I would let it re main there. I wouldn't spend a cent of it in the campaign," Hon. M. B. Lemon, Re publican Kepresenfative from Allegheny county, is reported having said to a Press reporter. Mr. Lemon has been identified with the liquor interest for 20 years, though he never sold a drink across a bar or owned a saloon. He is a traveling salesman ior a Pittsburg wholesale house wnen not in at tendance at Harrisburg. "I never talk shop," continued Mr. Lemon, "for I give the liquor business no more prominence than I can help in poli tics, but I say now for the first time, that I believe that the action of Judge White, and of other Judges who have arbitrarily con strued the Brooks law, will be disastrous to the Republican party, not only in Alle gheny county, but in other sections of the State. JIK. LESION'S CONUNDRUMS. "Justice and equity have been vio lated in many instances, and theie are some things that are too hard to explain away in connection with the License Court decisions in Allegheny county. Why did John Stroup erect a splendid new saloon build ing on Diamond street, Pittsburg, when he had no assurance that he would get a re newal of his license? Yet he was one of the favored ones. Why didj another party, who was refused a license last year, make elaborate preparations for an extensive es tablishment, even to leasing adjoining property on Fifth avenue, when he also had no assurance, presumably, that his applica tion would be granted this year? "In 1888 Judge White laid especial stress upon the necessity of having a restaurant in connection with every bar and accommoda tion for travelers; this year this feature was apparently wholly disregarded, for licenses were granted to men who made no pretense to either restaurant ,or hotel ac commodations, and whose saloons are con ducted on the 'hole in the wall' principle. By his action Judge White has simply transformed the liquor business in Pitts bnrg into a gigantic monopoly. A license will be a gold mine to any man who was for tunate enough to secure one. NOT A LIQUOE MOVE. "I want to say positively and emphatical ly that the liqnor men ot Allegheny county Who were refused license are hot-responsible for tbe resolntion prepared by Hon. George Shiras asking for leeislatit inauirr into .Judge White'iiBfthodsx ji'baw.thjsnXcjv rttwn personal knowledge, because lun in a I nnctttnn 4r 1rnnv r.fw Clitwic' TArnlntinn 1 was a surprise to everybody, even the enter prising and ubiquitous newspaper corre spondents at Harrisburg. I do not know what disposition will be made of it on Mon day, though I am of the opinion that a vig orous movement will be made against its adoption. I do not see why it should be so, for the decisions of Judge White bear no analogy to the decisions delivered in any other judicial district in the -State. I shall certainly vote for the Shiras resolution." Despite his ultra-pessimistic views, Mr. Lemon does not propose to desert the Re publican party. "I've been a Republican too long to leave the party now," was his closing comment. A HIBERNIAN DISAPPEARS. His Friends Say He Is tbe Victim of a Con spiracy and Has Been Slnrdcred. Chicago, May 5. Dr. P. H. Cronin, a local physician, somewhat widely known among members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and other Irish societies, disap peared last night in a mysterious manner. His friends express the belief that he has been foully dealt with. A stranger took the doctor off last night, it is related, ostensibly to attend an injured man in Lakeview. Since then Cronin has not been seen, and in quiry fails to bring to light any injured man snch as described. To-day a trunk was found on the prairie near Lakeview con taining a mass of bloody cotton similar to that Dr. Cronin carried in his surgeon's case, and some hair said to resemble in color the doctor's locks. A two-column interview with Dr. Cronin in printed form, prepared by himself, was given to the newspapers to-night by his friends. It relates various circumstances purporting to show that a conspiracy of some sort existed to injure Cronin in repu tation or person. BOBBED HIS WIFE AND RAN AWAY. A Buffalo Mnn Stents 8500 From Ills Better Ilnlf nnd Goes to Oklahoma. ISr Ut TELErf'lLiM TO THX DI6PATCH.1 Buffalo, May 5. George W. Allen, Jr., a local coal dealer, has a bad attack of Oklahoma fever. He married a handsome and wealthy young woman of Detroit five years ago, and she furnished the capital for his coal business. He recently showed her a contract for 1,000 tons of coal he had pur chased, and she gave him $500 to apply on ac count. She next heard of recreant hnsband from Chicago. He wrote that he was going to the land of the boomer, where he could own something himself and not be tied to a woman's apron strings. He added; "For give me. darlinc for leaving vou thus, but I can't help it I have wasted five years of my life in Buffalo." Mrs. Allen has found that her husband obtained other sums of money from her-by false pretense and spent it in riotous living. She will probably have him arrested. Mrs. Allen's sister married Mr. Allen's brother, lntli AnikniMiias mysnn win r a "!.! a both ceremonies occurring on Christmas Eve, 1883. SOUTHERN WHITECAPS Kiddie a Boarding Bouse With Ballets tm& Whip a Colored Man. ' St. Louis, May 5. Whitecap outrages are reported from Atchison, Kan., and Bir mingham, Ala. At the former place the victim was Phil Edwards, colored, who was severely whipped by White capped reeula- ,tbrs on the charge ot general worthlessness. AUG ,-vv.u. -d .a a. J.tvawuua VUUU1L1UU. At a little station on the Louisville and Nashville, not far from Birmingham, Ala., a band of Whitecaps went to the honse of a section boss named Cooper and stuck a no tice on the door ordering Mrs. Cooper to get rid of the negro boarders. No attention was paid to the notice and the Whitecaps returned a fexr days later and riddled the Cooper honse with bullets, but did not .find the occupants, .There is mat exaitement .ovftr the outrage. ,.,' . v.r LOYAL MEKAND TRUE. South Carolinians Object to General Sher man's Criticisms The Failure of One of . Its Contingents to Carry tbe Stars nnd Stripes Was an Uninten tional Omission. JEriCIAL TXLXQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.I Columbia, S. C, May "8. Considerable indignation is felt in this State at the statements of General Sherman in an inter view yesterday which was telegraphed South last night,and in which General Sherman says in speaking of Tuesday's parade: Only one Incident marred the beauty of the whole day, and that was the omission of the First Battalion, South Carolina Contingent, to carry the national flag; only think of it, the only unit in miles of soldiery to march without the stars and stripes. The second detachment carried its flag regularly, and the absence of it in the leading battalion rendered the slight all the more noticeable. Perhaps those fellows down there are too good to cany tbe old stand ard. Think of it. too, they were the only unit in tbe whole procession that was not sainted by the President, who noticed it in a twinkling and called my attention to it, and I was dis gusted. Theofflcerin command of this bat talion saluted the President, but never a salu tation in return did he receive from Mr. Harri son. These men might jnst as well been Tnrks or Sicilians as far as any insignia pronounced them good Americans and loyal. A marshal had the right to turn them out of the parade altogether. It was the only blot on the whole days.proceedings.'.and I am exceedingly sorry for It. General Sherman says that he did not sa Jute this battalion because it was not bear ing his country's flag. This criticism is un just and entirely undeserved. It was cer tainly no intentional slight, this omission by one battalion to have the United States flag. General Sherman says that the sec ond contingent of South, Carolina troops had the flag, which proved they had no feeling against it The first doubtless thought a United States flag unnecessary to demonstoate their- loyalty to their country when they were marching under the old Eutan flag, which was cut and riddled by sword and shot during the Eevolutionary war, when donated by Carolina. This was the flag General Sherman says he and Pres ident Harrison refnsed to salute or recog nize, and for bearing it along the company should have been ruled out of the parade. As a matter of fact, President Harrison sa luted Governor Bichaidson, who immedi ately preceded this company, before the Governor had made a salutation. MUBDERJTCILL OUT. Alter Twenty Tears a Death-Bed Con fession Reveal tbe Mystery ot a Crime-The Only Survivor of the Assassins Arrested. St. Louis, May 6. A strange story comes from Palestine, Tex., showing that the adage that "murder will out" has been startlingly verified there by the arrest of an aged citizen for an assassination which oc curred twenty years ago. One sunny morning about that time boys on their way to mill found by the roadside the body of young Polk Abies, riddled with bullets. His right boot was pulled off, and it was known that he iurf been paid tbe sum of 400 a few days before. Jobbery was at first supposed to be the sole motive. , Young Abies was on his way to a dance at a Mrs. Wright's when mntdered, and parties at the honse heard first la horn blow, then gun shots, followed by cries of some one in dis tress. A short tme after this Ben Melain, Oscar and Henrfe- Fields and DevitJohn Parker appeared at the dance. Three of Jfle reputed assassins Devit John Parker. Oscar Fields and Ben Le- (dteiave died. JnvJanuaryBen Me lain sickened and on his deathbed con firmed the suspicions of many by a death bed confession. He confessed that he and Parker stationed themselves by the road side, while Henry Fields and his son, Oscar, went on ahead to watch for the vic tim; that tbe Fields were to blow a blast on a horn should Abies be alone and two blasts it he bad company. The fatal blast sounded on the stillness of the evening and a few minutes after Abies, appearing alone, the two concealed assassins emptied their shot guns and pistols into his body. This confession revived old memoriesand suspicions. Tbe grand jury- took it up, found evidence to justify the presentment of a bill against Harry Field, now a very old man, and the only one left of the four actors of a dark tragedy, which had well nigh faded from the minJs of all the men. Henry Fields gave a 85.030 bond last even ing and was released from custody. A MANIAC'S CRIME. He Kills HIsBabe nnd Then Sings a Lullaby to It A Mother's Ordeal. Chicago, May 5. William Tansor, in a fit of insane frenzy, jumped out of bed this morning, brained his 6-months'-old baby by knocking its head against the wall, and then attempted to murder his wife and cnt his own throat with a. table knife. The wife had jumped from the couch when her husband arose. Divining his purpose, she threw herself over the- infant's crib and tried to save her baby, but the mad man pushed her aside and, catching up the little one, while the mother shrieked in agony, he beat oui its brains. Seizing a knife the maniac pursued the woman from the house. A squad of police found him back in the death chamber pac ing up and down singing a lullaby to. the mangled infant, which he held tenderly in his aims. Blood was streaming from a woundln the man's neck inflicted in an at tempt at self-destruction. Tansor is a machinist who, before marriage a year ago, was a heavy drinker. Centen- nial-day he became intoxicated again for the first time. Since then he has imagined that he was being pursued as an Anarchist. The doctors say he is a hopeless lunatic. They fear that as a result of yesterday's horror the wife's mind also is destroyed. ATTACKED FE0M THE PULPIT. The New Administration Aeensed by a Prencher of Disgraceful Proceedings. rsrrcTAL tilegham to tub dispatch.! Rochester, N. Y., May 5. The First Presbyterian Church in this city has many strong Republican members and admirers ot President Harrison. These were consid erably agitated to-night when the pastor, Rev. Millard, attacked the present adminis tration. He alleged that its two months of existence had been marked by disgraceful proceedings, and that the principal work had been the removals of tried officials and the appointment of men noted for their political influence rather than for their ability or worthiness. The sermon caused mnch comment and aroused some indignation among the Re publicans who heard it. AN ANTI-TRUST BILL PASSED By the Missouri Legislature and Now Awaits tbe Governor's Signature, St. Louis, May B. The House anti trust and pool bill which passed the Sen ate yesterday is now in the hands of Gov ernor Francis. Keen interest is being taken as to the Governor's disposition of the bill, but it is believed he will sign it. A Druggist Dies From His Injuries. Philadelphia, May 5. Frank J. Wil gus, one of the passengers in the coach which was struck by a freight train early Friday aorn'ing, died to-night from his in juries. This makes the third victim of tbe accident. jr. ' w ugus was - a pros porous ---.. - PITTSBURG, MONDAY, MAT 6, 1889. SHIRAS 'COMES BACK He "Will: Push His Resolution, Du't be Guided .by Public Opinion. THE GROUND OP IMPEACHMENT 1 Against Judge TThite is Unfitness for the,. Office, Not Corruption. HIS HONOR'S WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER Warmly Indorsed by Temperance Feople, Who Pass" Strong Cesolotions. George Shiras III. in a written statement explains his motives for introducing his resolution against Judge White. He charges unfitness to hold the office, not cor- rnption. The resolution will come up to day. Meanwhile the Jndge himself is in Bermuda. The temperance people have held a meeting, indorsed His Honor's course and condemned Mr, Shiras, - T. J iton. ueorge smras uuu returned w Harrisburg last evening. Before leaving. he talked freely about the action ot the Bar Association in reference to his attempt to impeach Judge White. He also left with The Dispatch a written statement which appears below. "It fs for the publio to decide what shall be done with my resolntion," he said. "I represent the 'people tin this matter, and have no personal motives whatever, neither am I seeking to glorify my self, as some have rediculously charged. "Of course the action of the Bar Associa tion puts me in a hole so far as getting the resolution through the House is con cerned. It will have its effect on the mem bers. The resolution will come up to-morrow evening, when they will have to take some action on it. an extba Session. "If the resolution passes, it will require, an extra Bession of the Legislature, and this may influence some of the country members. It would be a pretty state of affairs if a' Judge could not be impeached except for, corruption. No ouo accuses Judge White of being corrupt, butja great many people think he is not the proper person to be a Judge." Here is the written statement of Hr. Shiras: Having previously stated tho reasons that led to the preparation of the resolution for an investigation, it may be well to say something about the present situation. My colleague from the Seventh district, the Hon. Wm. F. White, states that my motives are purely po litical and a sufficient explanation of the whOle, affair. In this he really errs, for though satisC fled that my constituents approve my motives and method of action, they have been com pletely lost sight of in the course that the exi gencies of the case compelled me to follow. I have been here two days, and the time has been almost entirely spent in consultation with my brethren at the bar, pending and following the decision ot the Bar Association. 3. ONE ADMISSION. I candidly admit that existing circumstance" ""';i,i the question to the Bar Association, and the' verdict has been contrary to what my first im pressions led me to expect. Nevertheless lam more than willing to accord the highest.mo tives to those who voted against the associa tion taking formal action, for not only were many of these my personal friends, but the reasons given unquestionably had weight. The assertion that bad the ballot been secret in stead of by a roll call, or had my resolntion been actually read in the House of Representa tives, so that it constituted a record upon which the association could act, the ballot would have shown a decisive majority, is begging the question, for the result alone must be accepted if I am to stand by .my own Issue. The fact that 31 repre sentative lawyers and members, too, of the Bar Association, sustained my position, goes a long way toward proving the assertion that my advisers were from tbe best element of the bar. A PURE AND HOJTET JUDGE. In all the excitement and clamor incident to tbe proceedings there is nothing that has given me greater mortification than the endless re iteration from many prominent men that they regard Judge White as honest and uncorrnpt. If the public believe I think to tho contrary they are mistaken, whatever may be the char acter of .the various rumors. The reso lution makes no such assertion, though there are several paragraphs flexible enough to admit proof o this. Such an investigation must have scope enough to admit the proof of anything rendering a man unfit or improper for the bench. A man may. In the ordinary sense. be honest, yet dangerously bigoted; honest, and yet prejudiced, resentful, quick to seize suspi cions and slow to receive refutations. He may, through the infirmities of age, the embitter ment of worldly misrepresentations, be uncivil, arbitrary, inconsistent, oppressive, and yet be uncorrnpt and pure as the driven snow. He may be improperly and unduly influenced by receiving allegations and statements from per sons ostensibly acting as public guardians, who, moved by personal considerations to the great injury of persons, and yet be honest, however mistakenin the law and the question of pro priety. WARRANTING IMPEACHMENT. Buch charges themselves involve no moral turpltm'e, but, if proven, unquestionably war rant impeachment. The judiciary, especially when elected for long terms, must be above re proach' and noted above all things for im partiality, evenness of temper and practical knowledge of law and of men. While I condemn the impeachment proceed ings of Judge Addison, oecause the charges of intolerance and bigotry were likely proven through political influences, yet it serves as an instance of the .great scope of impeachment proceedings. However, as the Bar Association is divided in opinion, it has become necessary to let the public take up or drop the matter. I am only in a position to represent public opinion, not create it, and between now and Monday night they must speak or hold their peace. WILL THEY RECONSIDER IT? A Prevailing Belief In the East That License Transfers Will Pass. There is said to be a prevailing belief among members of the Legislature that Mr. Fow's bill to provide for the transfers of liquor licenses will pass 'the Senate not withstanding that it failed in that body on Friday for lack of a Constitutional majority. Senator Cooper will move to reconsider the bill when the Senate reconvenes, and nearly all the Philadelphia members of the House will, it is reported, appeal to their friends in the Senate to vote for it THE JUDGE IN BERMUDA. His Son Surprised at the Dimensions of the Bar's Minority. rrcoM A btatt coBBxsroKDzirr. Haerisburo, May C Representative White Baid to-night that his father Is in the Bermudas. Mr, White isyery mnch pleased with the action of tha Pittsburg Bar.-bnt surprised that there ahould be evea so large and a.fe. eling of caution caused me to VpiiaU5" l5 WJi&I? ra" l0, ll5a?,0,- a liSgpV'i , - Gi8A&. TR0TEST AND APPROVAL. The Former Against tbe Sblrns Resolution The Latter for Judge White's Coarse Action of the Mass Meeting. The temperance meeting in the Opera House last night wat turned into a demon stration in support of Judge White. Dr. Harry Bullen lei the meeting and, in the course of his remarks, he made vigorous de fense of the Judge, saying that what the county needed was more "Judge White washing." This was well received by the audience, and John W. Moreland. who followed, took the same course. He said he honored Judge White, and every moral man would sustain me Judge. His enemies, he Baid, are tbe men who: are enemies of home, hearth and native land. Mr. Moreland offered the fol lowing paper: Whereas, An effort has been made to intro duce into the Legislature of Pennsylvania a resolntion reflecting upon the honor and good name of Jnrirrn White, of tha Conrt of Common I Fleas of this county, because of bisrjadlcial ac tions in the recent license cases, ana Whereas, We believe said resolution was prompted by malice and political machinations, backed by tha liqnor interests of the whole State; be ft, therefore. Resolved, That we, citizens of Allegheny connty, in mass meeting assembled, do enter our most solemn protest against the passage of said resolution by the Legislature, deeming it unwarranted and unjustifiable. Resolved, That we herebv express our warm est gratitude to Judge White for the honest, conscientinm and fearless manner in which ha ; administered justice in the late License Court, 'nnil-.. .L.LI. LI tit. -II .. U. ...... - U. iauu ne vuaiiK Dim nun au uur ueaiis iui tun decimation of saloons in our midst, and the consequent better protection of our homes "and people. Dr. Bullen put the motion, and it was carried unanimously, while some of the more enthusiastic wanted to give three cheers for Judge White, and were only re strained with great difficulty. J. Howard Moore, of Topeka, Han., was the speaker of the evening. He held that the temperance movement was the legiti mate outcome of the progress of the world, and asked: "Are you helping to haul tbe chariot of reform along the highway of the ages, or are you stalking in the dogwoods, a bushwacker for gin?" He said there was no middle course. A man was either for liquor or against it, and his vote on the prohibition amendment would show which way he wanted to stand. As for ultimate victory, Mr, Moore said it was as sure as when the fight was made against slavery, or when tbe forefathers fought against kingly power a century ago. The world moves and the cause of progress always triumphs. , During the evening Bignor Fernandez was introduced, and played "Nearer My God to Thee" as a violin solo. He was encored. ' SHIRAS AND MOORS Blscnssed by the Members of tha Anti-Pro "i hlblllon League. The Anti-Prohibition League held a i general meeting last night in Druid's Hall, 1 on Carson street, and outside of routine business the subject of Judge White's pro posed impeachment by Hon. George Shiras III., caused considerable discussion. Mr.6eorgeFritz,President,madesoraevery strongremark3,and,amongotherthings,said: "It seems very extraordinary that our law yers of the Pittsburg Bar failed to have the courage to stand up openly and indorse the resolution of Mr. Shiras. I was told by a gentleman to-day that the Bar would have expressed their approval of Mr. Shiras' action, had it been offered in any other man ner except on a viva voce-vote. The fact ,, .-,,.,... -...,. ,. . recoru as siraiKuiiorwam uieu. .asregarus Mr. Shiras, I think that our society ought to express its approval of Tiis action in the highest and most laudable terms." A resolution was then drawn up to this effect: The Anti-Prohibition League, embodying 15 German societies of Pittsburg and Allegheny, desires to express a vote of thanks to the Hon. George Shiras IIL for the courageous manner in which he boldly stood up and voiced tbe public sentiment which believes in the neces sity of investigating the manner in which JndgoWhite presided over the last License Court. Eulogies for Shiras fairly pervaded the air for a few minutes, until a subject came up which attracted interest for the time be ing. Mr. Trotschel, the Secretary, stated that a resolution ought to be passed against Colonel W. D. Moore for the manner in which he had deserted them; hut the motion was rejected, because those present ex pressed themselves to the effect that Mr. Moore ought now to be below the dignity of any member ot the Anti-Prohibition League. ATTACKED BY A GRAY EAGLE. A Stalwart Man Badly Wounded by a Starved King of tbo Air. rSrECTAL TELEOBAII TO TUX DISFATCn. New Haven, Conn., May 6. Daniel Button, of Portland, near Middletown, was attacked by a large gray eagle, a few days ago. The bird made a savage plunge at him, badly wounding him and tearing his coat nearly oft. His cries for help were heard by his son and a neighbor, who rushed to the scene. The three men, after a hard tussle, captured tbe eagle alive, and Mr. Button nbw has the bird on exhibition. With true Yankee shrewdness, Mr. Button conceived the idea of using his trophy as a source of revenue, and has built a handsome house for the bird, where he exhibits it for a small fee. A good sum has been offered for the bird by a Hartford taxidermist, but he will not sell. The condition of the eagle when it was captured showed that it was nearly starved, and accounted for its savage attack upon a stalwart man. Had it been a child instead ofa grown person who was attacked, the eagle would have made way with it. The bird measures seven feet from tip to tip. It stands three'feet high and weighs25 pounds. SIX GRAINS OP MORPHINE End tho Life of Harry Robinson, an Old Time Minstrel. tSPICXU. TXLXQBAX TO TBI PtSFATCH. Bloominoton, III., May 5. Harry W. Bishop, who for a quarter of a century or longer has been known quite prominently to the minstrel world as "Harry Robinson, tbe man with tbe silver horns," committed suicide at a hotel in this city to-day by tak ing poison. Bishop was found in bed in a condition of Btupor at 8:30 o'clock this morning, and died this afternoon despite medical help. Bis wire obtained a divorce from him last Thursday, in the Circuit Court of this city, on the ground ot cruelty, though Bishop let the case go by default. He left several letters, inclndfng one in which he said that he had resolved to die because of the fact that paralysis was gradually overcoming him,. and he dreaded falling into a state of helplessness. He closed the letter with saying : "Six grains of morphine did it." He was worth at one time $50,000. His father resides in Brook lyn. He was aged 65, and leaves one child, an infant, with his divorced wife. THE 5AM0AN QUESTION. A Committee to Report Upon the Selection ofa King. Berlin, May 5. A committee of the Sa moan Conference lias been directed, to exam ine and report npon the means for establish ing order in Samoa and adequate guarantees for the maintenance of peace, including tbe question of a king. Dr. Knflbpe' severely censures the "loose discipline" of the American sailors in Sa moa. He accuses then of thievish -propen sities ana a ionunasa ior liquor. CAKN0T FIRED UPON. A Soldier Assists at the Opening of the Exposition By Trying to KILL THE PRESIDENT OP PRANCE. A Desperate Attempt Made to Lynch the Would-Be As3assin. PARIS THRONGED WITH GAY. CROWDS. Ibe First Day of the Centennial Exercises a Great Snccess. President Carnot opened the French Cen tennial exercises yesterday. He had a narrow escape from assassination, being fired upon by a soldier who had a griev ance. The latter insisted that he did not intend to harm the President, but merely desired to attract his attention. -TUT CABLE TO TDE DISPATCH.! Pabis, May 5. Copyright A sensa tional feature of the opening of the Exhibi tion ceremonies was an attempt on tbe life of President Carnot. It chanced that I stood within three feet of the would-be as sassin when he fired the shot. I had gone to the main entrance of the Palace Elysee to see Ca mot depart for Versailles. A man in the crowd attracted everybody's atten tion. He was of middle height, with a long brown beard and an excited manner. He muttered constantly to himself as he pushed his way to and fro through the crowd. Two o'clock was the time set apart for the reception ;of Carnot at Versailles by the ministers, members of Congress and the county and municipal authorities. Pre cisely at three minntes to 12 a grand chorus of trumpets announced the imminent de parture of Carnot, and as the neighboring clocks were announcing midday, a short procession of carriages and guards made their appearance. On account of the uncer tain weather the cover of the President'sjcar riage was raised, and to this circumstance Carnot probably owes his life. shot at cabnot. As the carriage rolled into the street the man with the beard jumped forward, and presenting a revolver, fired point blank at the President. Immediately after the first discharge the man raised his arm a second time, but a policeman jumped forward and succeeded, after a struggle, in wresting the revolver away from the would-be assassin. The crowd burst through the police lines crying "Vive Carnot," and pushed at the man, who was still struggling to get away from the police. Meantime matters had not gone so well with the would-be imitator of Booth and Gnitean. The miserable wretch was severely handled by an infuriated mob before the policeman could get him to a cab, from which even then the excited crowd attempted to take him. Loud cries of "To the water with him," "To the river," rang on all sides, and had not a stronger force of police appeared I do not doubt the few officers on the spot would have been powerless to save him from popular fury. It seemed as if the crowd had, again caught the spirit of violence of the old Communards. After & long hand-to-hend struggle 'the-prisoner, along with the police and a small number ot journalists, got inside a neighboring police station. Your correspondent was among them. For some time the prisoner ABSOLUTELY BEFUSED TO SPEAK. I examined the pistol which he hadused. It was not of French make.being ofa short, heavy pattern as used in England, and bore on its revolver of six chambers the inscrip tion, "British Constabulary." At last, after several questions put by the Commissarire and Constable Bacot, the man declared he was too mnch hurt and prostrated by public violence to speak. "Why did you fire at Monsieur Carnot?" demanded Bacot, disregarding his last words. "I merely fired to attract his attention." This somewhat vaguely. "You are not French?" questioned the of ficial. "You are mistaken," responded his prisoner, with some approach to vivacity. "I am French and served in the Third Regi ment of Zouaves. A year ago Carnot in flicted an injustice on me. I wrote protesting, and was imprisoned 60 days in a military prison. For this I sought redress, but could get neither a hearing nor an answer to my letter. Yesterday I came to Paris to see the President personally about my wrongs. At this point the man broke down and cried for a few minutes. Then he said that he did not wish to kill the President. Four of the chambers of the revolver were loaded with blank cartridges. A GERMAN SUBJECT. The-prisoner proved to be Jean Nicholas Perran, a civil servant in the naval depart ment at Martinique, one. of the French colonies. His wile and three young chil dren live at Crecy En Valois, a department annexed by Germany after the war, so that the man is now actually a German subject, thongh he has sworn allegiance to France. He is 36 years of age, and though of a nervous temperament he does not seem to be at all deranged. He wore a frock coat and had an almost aristocratic bearing. The policeman who tried to stop the discharge had bis hand badly burned, uarnot was as placid and cool through all the excitement as a New Jersey fisherman angling for trout under the leafy trees that border the Hahensack creeks. Paris is en fete. The moment awaited with so much impatience has at last arrived. Business is for the nonce disregarded. In' numerable flags cover the front of the houses to the highest story, and the thunder of artillery is echoing across the leafy glades of historical Versailles, announcing that the public festivities are nnder way. PARIS IN HOLIDAY GARB. The Champs Elysees and Quais presented an appearance of almost unprecedented ac tivity and gayety. Inscriptions formed of flowers met the eye at every turn, and one of unique design, artfully entwined with broad silk ribbons of red, whito and blue, announcing the centennial anniversary of the meeting of the States General and the declaration of liberty, -vas greeted with special marks of public favor. As the President's carriage drew near the Pont de Sevres, he found himself protected by deep lines ot blue-coated infantry. At the bridge he was met by the Prefect of the Department of the Seine et Oise, and at the boundary line of the town of Versailles the Mayor and Mu nicipal Council bade him welcome. Im mediately oo his arrival within the limits of the beautiful spot, associated with so many magnificent fetes of tbe past, being known, tbe guns of the Versailles garrison thundered a salute across tbe ma jestic park and thousands of bayonet topped rifles turned to follow the example of their bigger brethren, though in a less demonstrative fashion, as the President's carriage was driven at a quicker pace np th splendid avenue at 230, accompanied by the members of the Cabinet and other offi cials. A. BRILLIANT CEREMONY, M, Carnot inaugurated a slab at the old mansion of the Venns Blaisirs, commemo rative of ' tho opening ' ot Jhe State's 'General, - This .ceremony ,.wae most brilliant, aided not a little b; she splendid weather, which nnfai ingly assisted the ehtire day's proceedings. The Prefect and Mayor both spoke, wel coming the descendant of one ot the most famous participators in the revolution as a worthy representative of the historic name. M. Tirard, the Minister of Commerce, replied on behalf of the Govern ment, recalling in eloquent terms the event which they were celebrating as the l&n4 mark in French history and the history of hnman progress. After the conclusion of the ceremonies at Versailles, Including a superb military re view, the President returned to Paris. The whole city is ablaze with lights and decora tions and preparations for a great display to-morrow are being pushed forward. TBUE EBIENDS OF IRELAND Propose to Establish Factories to Employ Evicted Tenants A Stock Company Organizing Ko Filibustering To Be Allowed. Boston, May 5. A number of promi nent citizens of Boston, who have for a long time b'een considering the question of how best to go to work to practically and last ingly benefit the poor evicted tenants in Ireland have united upon a plan for carrying out their purpose. The full details of it cannot be given out yet, bnt they will probably be developed in the course of a few weeks'. They feel that hope of accomplishing anything lies in the possi bility of getting the farmless people inter ested in some kind of industrial pursuit. The idea is to establish in one of thp poorest districts a factory in which evicted tenants could find employment. It is proposed therefore to incorporate a stock company, selling the shares in all parts of the united States where are natives of Ireland or friends of Ireland's cause to buy them. The men who are promoting the scheme recognize the fact tthat the only way for them-to attain success in it is to show their personal interest by going across and getting the factory fairly started. There wonld be no filibusters in the party, and it would be guaranteed that there would be no molesta tion of English management of the unfortu nate island's affairs. As soon as the plans are perfected, however, they will be sub mitted to Messrs. Parnell. Davitt and O'Brien for approval. It is proposed to manufacture boots, shoes, clothing and un derwear. There is already an underwear factory in Mullingar which ls'run upon this principle. It is in a very flourishing con dition. Some of the stock is held by Bos ton friends of the Irish cause, who in sub scribing felt that they were doing more for theirkindred than if they had merely given the money to the League fund, A SHIP'S SURGEON SUICIDES. He Takes Morphine nnd Thus Ends a Woman Hater's Life. rSFXCLU. TILIORAH TO THS DISPATCH.! Newt York, May 5. Sydney J. Arm strong, surgeon on the Inman Line steam ship City of Berlin, committed suicide this afternoon withmorphine. He was 27 years old, and lived in Nottingham, England, where his father is an Episcopal clergyman. The surgeon was found lying on his bed, apparently asleep. On the table was a let ter in a sealed envelope, addressed to a friend, who picked it up and read: Dear Friend When you return to the. boat and see me again you will find me dead. Your friend, Sydney J. Armstrong. He was not dead, but he was unconscious and he died before a doctor arrived. A paper containing a quantity of morphine was on the table and a beer glass near it. The ship's officers do not know any reason b had for suicide. yjOoa of .them said Arm strong was engaged to be married to agirl in England, two years ago, and Bhe jilted him. He hated women and would have nothing to do with them. He didn't like to attend the female passengers on the ship. He was in no financial difficulty. He had been on the ship as surgeon more than a year, and before that he was surgeon on the City of Richmond of the same line. A CHINESE JEWEL The Smithsonian Institution Presented With a Ring of Great Antiquity. WASHiNGTON.May 5. The Smithsonian Institution has received a gift of great antiquity from the Chinese Minister. It is a "Jade" ring abont ten inches in diameter and one-eighth of an inch in thickness;with a hollow center about four inches in diame ter. It is of a pale hue. The ring is known as the "Han Pek" jewel of the dynasty of Han, an old-time monarch of 3,500 years ago. Court officials of that day when given an audience with the Emperor held one ring with both hands and thrust their fingers into the opening in order to guard against moving their hands while addressing the throne, the emphasiz ing of their remarks by flourishes of the hands presumably being contrary to of ficial etiquette. Tbe ring was used as an emblem of submission or respect for the sovereign. It was recently unearthed from a sepulchre, having been buried with its owner. SATED BY A NEWSBOT. A Party of Tramps Arrested While Robbing a Wealthy Man. ISFXCTAI. TILXOBAM TO TEE DISPATCH.! Erie, May 6. Ira Kufford, a newsboy who left his home at Grand Rapids, Mich., for a tramp, rushed into the police station this evening and reported that a party of 'fellow-tramps were robbing a man in a secluded spot, and feared they wonld kill him. A detachment of officers went to the res cue and found the gang of highwaymen in the act of stripping a man named S. M. Wilson a mill owner at Cherry Valley, Ashtabula county, O. Wilson had come to Erie to sell lumber and was too inebri ated to be capable of taking care of him self. AH the gang were arrested. The boy who gave the alarm had been sent for liqupr bnt took advantage of the opportun ity to save the victim. He will be sent home by the anthorities. Wilson will be held for a witness. A RUN ON A BANK. Farmers Afraid of tbe Anoka National Bank Since tbe Pratt Embezzlement. Anoka, Minn., May C A run on the Anoka National Bank occurred yesterday. It, however, amounted to very little less than $20,000 being drawn out and the bank had over $100,000 on hand to meet it Tbe money drawn out was by fanners. Business men still keep on depositing. The rnn Is supposed to be the result of the panicky feeling prevalent since the Pratt embezzlement, and owing to rumors of the closing out of the Anoka lumber business. ANXIOUS TO HEAR THE. TENOR. The Crash of Ladies at a Choral Service titop the Proceedings, Madrid. May 5. At the last sitting of the Catholic Congress a crowd of ladles in vaded the church to hear a choral service in which the tenor Gayarre was to take part. So great was the crowd that delegates to the congress were unable to reach their seats. 'The President refused to allow the ser vice to begin, and the audience finally dis persed, amid much disorder. A Fatal Baggy Rldr. ISFXCtAI. TJO.XOSAK TO TKX DISPATCH.! Tnror, May & Mrs. E. S. Adams, of Bycamore, was thrown frsja. r twggy ,to- uayjuia msur sj btbo. THREE CENTS Kffl"TNG- TTP TUTTIM?.? lAkXk Col. rhinks Admiral Port is&jifeinaway Officer AT THE BATTLE OP NEWORLEMS. Somebody Showed the White Feather, and Ben Ought to Know Who. A STRANGE THINpAB0UI THE AFPAH. Hard to TeU How the Boats Passed Ererjoody Wl " out Being Seen. Colonel Whelden, who was with General Btftler at New Orleans, confirms the latter story of the occurrences at that memorable time, in so-far as he is able to remember the circumstances. He thinks that Admiral Porter showed the white feather in some way, but was apparently bo badly scared himself that he couldn't be positive about it. ISPXCfALTSLXOBAX TO TUB DISPATCH. 1 Boston, May 5. The story printed 'this morning, ,in which Admiral Porter was charged with cowardice by General Butler, has disturbed a hornet's nest, and military, men are getting excited at the prospects of a legal battle at which a man's character k at stake. -Colonel C. H. Whelden, who was with General Butler at New Orleans, was asked about the accuracy of General Butler's statement in reference to Admiral Porter's being a coward and running away at the time the forts were attacked below New Orleans by Farragut. He said that there were several statements that he could not vouch for from personal knowledge, but in many respects he thought General Butler was correct. "Were you a member of General Butler's1 staff at the time PL St. Phillip and Ft. Jackson were captured, below New Orleans', in 1862 ?" asked the reporter. COLONEL VVHELDEN'S POSITION. "No, I was not At that time I wag Lieutenant Colonel of the Thirty-first Mas-' sachnsetts Begldent, which was the first one to land when General Butler landed at New Orleans. I became a member of his staff in January, 1863." "Well, Colonel, after reading the inter view with General Butler, what is you version of the controversy 7" 'Tknow there was an officer connected with the navy, at the month of the Missis sippi, who ran away." "Are you ready to say that this officer was Admiral Porter?" Ml - "No, I am not, from my own knowledge. "Where were yon when Farragut went(, np the river to the forts at the time Butler was nassinz un behind him?" ' ''I was stationed on the army flagship near the east bank of the river, where tie-, transports were anchored at the time. X was on board the boat during the whole day. Farragut started up the river at 3 o'clock in the morning, and Bntler was' fol-4 lowing hint on his headquarters boat, ther Saxon. Porter was between where 'I was stationed and Farragut with a fleet" ' THE J3TORY PLAUSIBLE. "Could Porter have gone down- the, river, as Butler statcs.and.passed your. boats with out your seeing or knowing abot& it? n I... MnTd if t, li A fu A ,n Win extreme side of the Tiv which he wouM not nave nets, anifr to ao mzw-t stances."' "Now, Colonel Whelden, did you or an of the officers or men on the flagship on which you were stationed see any of Port er's boats come down the river and pass-you on way out to sea, as General Bntler states they did?" "No, I did not see any of Porter's fleet, or anybody else's fleet, come down the river and pass the flag boat that I was on, and go toward the sea; nor did I near any of the officers on board say they saw anything of the. kind. I did afterward hear that some prominent officer connected with the navy had shown the white feather and turned back, and while I might have been led to conclude it was Porter, on account of his being in command of the fleet, from my own knowledge I do know that it is true, and THE STRANGE THING ABOUT IT is that any of the boats connected with, the fleet could have passed where we were and we not have known it, although that might have been possible." "How long did yon remain stationed where von were in the river after Farragut went up toward the forts?" "We had orders to leave that afternoon, and we started immediately and went down out of the river and came up around into Sable Bay, hear Sable Island, JI think it is, about five miles east of Ft St Phillip.'' "Did you see anv of Porter's fleet at any time in passing aronnd Sable Bay?" "None at all."- "Had Bntler come hack to where yoa were stationed before you sailed around to Sable Bay?" "No; we were nnder his Adjutant, Gen eral George C. Strong. We sailed around with him, and a part of the troops were landed on the east side of the fort Jnst as I had received the command to disembark the Thirty-first Regiment, THE SIGNAL "WAS GIVEN to return, as the rebel flag had been hauled down from Ft St. Phillip. The troops im mediately went aboard and we returned into the Mississippi river, where we met Bntler and went up the river toward New Or leans." "Where was Porter?" "I do not know. I did not see him, but I suppose his flotilla was in the river below the fort. Of course I was not thinking much about Porter at the time, bnt if his flotilla had been around there I think I should have seen it" "Do yon remember any controversy at headquarters, at that time orany subsequent time, abont Porter's running away?" "As I understand it, Porter was not will ing to give Butler any of the credit for capturing the fort He claimed that the capture was dne to Farragut and himself." "Do you believe that Bntler had anything to do with the capture?" "Certainly. I believe that Butler had much to do abont the capture of the forts, for when the rebels in Ft St Phillip found: that Butler's men were being landed above them, they mutinied on their officers and re fused to fight, and soon after that the flag was hauled down." SHOT OYER A GAME OF CARDS. Two Men Fatally Woandod In a Row Aboat tbe Sam of 910. HrXCIAL TXLIOBAKTO TUB DtsrATCH.1, " Harrisburg, May & Two men were . ' fatally shot in a saloon at Lyxens, this conntv. last nizht. in a fight growing out of a game of cards. Morris Miller and Henry -C ionns were piaying, wuea mo juiiucruntu lenged the latter to play ior a stake of HO? ,. Johns couldn't produce the money, and'' a quarrel followed. August Brauer, prefc prietor of the saloon, quelled tbe dis- turbance for the time, but as the men and1 several other persons proceeded down "a stairway a fight ensued, which culminated in the discharge of a revolver; One bullet penetrated the abdomen' of Morris Miller, whe died in about half aa hour, and another struck Frederick Kind ler, who is thought to have sustained fatal injuries, uiwhbj ! .c, u. iig..niiau. was identified by both men ae having &r4 the two shots, and he aad Joane wereiar-1 rested soon after tbe Moetiag-' CfiTsMl claims to nave aetM is setfoHMHsta va i-v .U.!