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The Police Inaugurate a War Upon
' Hie Dime Museum Fakirs.
A Circassian Girl Who Wants Her Hair
Americanized Again.
Showman Leriliij it Eeleastd ea Esther Ealty
The police officials have opened war upon
the numerous fakirs now conducting dime
shows in Pittsburg, and declare thatjlicense
or no license, ther must go. when they at
tract crowds and cause disorder. One Sixth
street show was closed last night
Inspector McAleese has declared war
upon the itinerant shows which of late hare
been filling their coffers with dimes and the
air with the profanity of their victims. One
in particular, at Ko. 17 Sixth street, was
visited last night by Chief Brown, Inspector
McAleese and Superintendent O'Mara, and
a most disreputable state of affairs discov
ered. The alleged performers in the second
story of the house were all dressing, or
rather undressing, together without regard
to age, sex, color or previous condition, for
some of them were bnrned cork artists.
Three colored men with Indian ont
ts set on a high bench and
were labeled "Wabash, King of
the Ataiiietes, and His Ministers."
Bfside the three negroes was a large bull
dog with a chain attached to his collar,
which might be used for logging. This was
supposed to be the favorite Ian dog of Mrs.
Wabash, the queen ot the Atahietes There
were also a lew "Circassian girls," who
were as badly in need of costumes as ot
It was due to the complaint of one of
these girls, as well as a number of patrons
of the show, that the visit was made by the
officials last night. She and her sister, who
claim to come from Johnstown, had been
engaged as performers, and in order to Cir
cassianize her the manager had cut off a
luxuriant growth of hair to the proper
length which, when treated, like a tramp,
with stale beer and curled tight converts a
Fifth ward girl into a Circassian beauty.
The Inspector' found the hair last night,
which had been cnt off and was very much
regretted by its former owner.
Upon applying to the alleged proprietor,
Aaron Levitzky, for a sight of his license,
he acknowledged having none, but pro
Dosed to run the thow nevertheless. He de
clined to close up, and was arrested and
sent to Central station. Inspector McAleese
then entered the auditorium, and going for
ward to the stage, interrupted a sweet singer
from Wylie avenue in the second verse of
"The Suanee Kiver," and made his first ap
pearance upon any stage as lecturer to a
dime museum by saying: ''This congrega
tion will now be 'dismissed without any
further songs. Those who will not go will
ingly can be accommodated with a ride in a
very handsome carriage provided by the
city for that purpose."
The audience of about 100 adjourned by a
unanimous standing vote and then the ex
terior orchestra, consisting of a colored man
playing six instrnments simultaneously
and seated on a drygoods box fastened in
a third story window was dismissed. These
charges will be preferred against Leitzky
the proprietor to-day, keeping a disorderly
place, maintaining a nuisance, and run
ning a free-and-easv without a license.
The fire-legged cow was next visited
on Smithfield street, and although she had
onlv taken a couple of horns she was given
24 hours to leave town. The Braddock
farmer who with stentorian vim and cast
iron lungs showed this wonderful freak ex
plained that be had a license but the license
said nothing about maintaining a nuisance
so the cow will have to seek pastures new.
The police officials claim that licenses are
too easily obtained by those fakirs who
fleece the public and collect crowds on the
streets, ireqnentlv creatine disturbances
and are determined that an end must be put
to such proceedings. There are four now in
operation, but none of the others were so
utterly shameless as the one at 17 Sixth
street, so summarily closed last night.
Aaron Levitzky'6 brother asked at a late
hour last night his release on bail. At first
53.000 was demanded, but this was finally
reduced to 52.000 by Police Magistrate Mc-
ivenna. j.he bail was procured and Levitz
ky released about midnight
A Gasoline Lump Fnlls and Frightens a
Mnenra Audience.
A slight panic occurred at the Southside
Museum on Carson street last night about
9.30 o'clock. A large gasoline lamp which
was hanging over the entrance fell
from its fastenings, and crushed down upon
the floor, where it broke and 6et fire to the
curtains around the door.
Some imprudent person gave the alarm
and there was an instant stampede for the
front and rear places of exit In the rush
several little boys got severely bruised;
among others Arthur Harlan, whose head
was badly hurt and who lost a portion of his
clothing. Meanwhile the fire spread to the
front of the museum and attacked the wood
work. Under the command of Officer Michael
Wright, however, the nucleus of what
might have proved a big conflagration, was
got under control. Some ot the museum
properties were burned, but the loss was
not considerable.
Appinlments by (tie Chief Marshal lor
Thanksgiving Day.
Chief Marshal John If. Neeb, for the
parade of the German societies in Alle
gheny on Thanksgiving Day, issued an or
der yesterday appointing Mr. Frederick
Emrich Chief of Staff, and Mr. Paul Woest
hoff Adjutant General, Mr. Fred Andries
sen, who was first appointed Adjutant Gen
eral, having declined on account of illness.
The representatives of the various organiza
tions who have been appointed by their re
spective associations on the staff of the Chief
Marshal will meet on Mondav evening
October 21, at 8 o'clock, at No". 261 Ohio
street, for the purpose of ejecting division
Carnecle & Co. Want Water for Their
Plant and Slay feapply the Borongb.
Carnegie, Pbipps & Co., have decided on
increasing the capacity of the water supply
at Homestead. This is necessary from the
growing demand for water consequent on
the requirements for hydraulic power for
the cranes and hammers.
Hoacstad citizens have suggested to
tnefirssjo take measures for such a supply
xs will serve for the township as well as for
thefactory purposes, and the matter is un
der consideration by the directors. An ad
ditional 70-light Thomson-Houston dynamo
has been ordered for increased lighting pur
poses throughout the plant
To Infnie Energy.
At the meeting of the Humane Society, to
be held next week, Agent O'Brien will ask
for the appointment of assistant to attend to
cases of cruelty to animals. He feels that
he will have all the work be can perform in
looking after the welfare of children and
aged people. - It is intended to infuse re
newed energy into the work of the society.
Arrest of Tire Brakemen for Blot und
Very Ajreravnted Assanlt How the As
sailant Were Caucht.
Harry McCormick and George Gardner
were arrested and lodged in Central station
yesterday afternoon by Detective Demmel.
McCormick and Gardner, who are Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad brakemeu, on Wednes
day night, it is stated, in company with
"Lipp" France, attacked a butcher in front
of his shop at New Haven, opposite Con-
They beat and kicked him, crushing in
his skull and probably fatally injuring him.
After ihey had finished with the butcher
the three men proceeded to a dance in New
Haven. Friends of the injured man went
before a Justice of the Peace and lodged in
formations against them. Warrants were
issued, and a constable proceeded to the
dance, to arrest them.
The men, however, were surrounded by
their friends, who drew revolvers and com
pelled the constable to leave without his
prisoners. "When the meu left New Haven,
France went to McKeesport, where he was
immediately arrested. McCormick and
Gardner came to Glenwood, where they re
mained Thursday night Yesterday they
came to the city and were arrested by De
tective Demmel, who had been notified of
the aSair. Last evening an officer from
Connellsville and Officer Waggoner, of this
city, took the men back to Conneilsville.
The injured man, it is thought, will die.
His name could not be learned.
A Prisoner Attempts to linns Himself
Three Times la Central Station He Falls
to Borrow a Knife and Gets 60 Days.
Early yesterday morning Andrew John
son, who had been .arrested on Thursdav
night for drunkenness, made three unsuc
cessful attempts to commit suicide in the
Central station. Between 3 and 4 o'clock
one of the turnkeys found the prisoner sus
pended from the bars at the top of the cell.
using his suspenders as a rope. He was cut
down and was found to be not much the
worse of the attempt
Between 5 and 6 o'clock the tnrnkey
again discovered the man suspended from
the top of the cell, having used an old
necktie that he had in his pocket as a rope.
This time Johnson was blue in the face and
his tongue was hanging out. He was again
cnt down and handcuffed.
Shortly before 8 o'clock the handcuffs
were removed, and the prisoner, evidently
determined to end his. life, again tried to
hang himself by taking the sleeve of his
shirt and, by tearing it in halt, making a
rope with which he once more suspended
himself only to be discovered and cut
Johnson then circulated among the other
prisoners, who were being made ready for
the hearing, and tried to borrow a knife
with which to end his career, but was un
successful. Judge Gripp sent him to the workhouse
for 60 days.
It Has Been Sent to Join the Obsolete
Conestogn Wagons.
JThe well-known countenance of John
Kimmins, towering above a wagon marked
"Hussey" attracted the attention of a num
ber of people on Smithfield street yesterday.
Inquiry elicited the information that the
last dray in active service during some
years past, and of which Mr. Kimmins was
pilot, was housed about 15 months ago. It
will not be many years until the dray
will be forgotten by the boys and girls now
growing up as completely as is the Conestoga
wagon, by all except th'e aged, yet within
the memory of the middle aged it, the dray,
was the vehicle on which nearly all the
immense steamboat traffic of the city was
hauled. Light packages were hauled in
spring-wacons, but for heavy weights the
dray was used almost exclusively.
In those days a yoke of oxen .hitched to a
"Butler county hack" was a common sight
in the streets, but with the exception ot a
brief recurrence dnringthe epizootic of 187.:,
the patient ox has rarely been seen outside
of the East Liberty stock yards, where a
few still drift from" the West after having
worn themselves out iu the service of farmers
or in logging camps.
A Bloiher of a Child Born In This Country
Excepted From the Latr.
Washington-, October 18. The Solici
tor of the Treasury has given an opinion
that a woman now detained in New York
on arrival from Scotland as being unable to
support herself and two children, cannot be
sent back because one of the children was
born in this country, when the mother wis
living in New Jersey about two years ago,
and is therefore an American citizen, for
whom, in the absence of her husband, who
has deserted her, she is the natural guar
dian. He says:
1 am not to presume that It was the Intention
of Congress to sever the sacred ties subsisting
between parent and child, or to forcibly ex
patriate a native-born child for the reason that
its parent is a pauper. Moreover, it may be a
question whether this case is an immigration
in the sense of the statute, as more than three
years ago she came with her husband and re
sided here for a considerable time, and, after a
short absence in Scotland, has returned to the
former adop.ed homo of her husband. lam
therefore of the opinion mat this case, under
its peculiar and exceptional environment, may
be justly discriminated from the abuse sought
to be corrected by the statute, and that the
woman and her children may be permitted to
remain in this country.
Successfully Inaugurated nt Salisbury Hall
Last Evening-.
Post 151, of the G. A. E-, held a fancy
fair last night in Salisbury Hall, Southside.
The attendance was not so large as might
have been expected, owing to the superior
attractions of the Exposition, but the room
was filled comfortably, and there was more
room to see the decorations.
The hall was brilliantly illuminated with
Chinese lanterns, and ornamented with flags
and floral trophies. The post will continue
their lair on to-morrow night
They Tisit Homestead and Braddock
Dine at the Daqnesne.
The representatives of the Eastern rail
roads who were in town yesterday as the
guests of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pitts
burg Bailroad Company, went East yester
day evening.
The morning was occupied in visiting the
big plants at Homestead and Braddock, and
at 4 o'clock they sat down to dinner in the
Duquesne Hotel as the guests of the Alle
gheny Valley Bailroad.
Jenneai Miller
'Eibbeo union underwear suits ladies' sizes,
fine wool and well proportioned underwear
counter. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Pen a Avenne Stores.
75c. 13 More Days, 75c.
Only 13 more days for 75c per doz.
cabinets at Yeager & Co.'s Gallery, 70
Federal street, Allegheny. Come early,
rain or shine.
Fine kid gloves at less than import price
at the closing out sale of F. Schoenthai, 612
Penn avenue.
Natural wool and merino underwear.
James H. Aikek& Co., 100 Fifth ave.
F. & V.'ti Pittsburg beer pleases better
every time. Can't be excelled.
ywi ujrwwftujwwfrywr America
Lead in Silver Ores Will Be Admitted
From Mexico Without
Secretary Windom Has Gendered a Decision
According to the
Congress Alone Has Any Authority to Chango the
Present Interpretation.
Secretary "Windom's decision in the Mex
ican ore dispute is that where the value of
the silver exceeds that of the lead, the ore
must be admitted free of duty. This ruling
is based upon a number of precedents, and
the defeated claimants are advised to appeal
to Congress for relief.
Washington, October 18. The Secre
tary of the Treasury has rendered the fol
lowing decision regarding the proper classi
fication of lead and silver ores:
Treasurt Department. )
Washinqtost, October 18. 1889. f
Collector! and other Officers of the Customs:
I have given dne consideration to the argu
ments, both written and oral, submitted sub
sequent to the hearing at this department in
.May last noon the question of proper classic ca
tion of ores containing both lead and silver,
associated with other substances, in variable
quantities and generally known as lead-silver
ores or as argentiferons ores imported from
Upon examination I find that the decision
and practice of this department have been
uniform for a number of years. It was held
bytue department under the decision dated
January 14, 1878, in regard to the classification
of 'certain ore imported at Eagln Pass from
the Sierra Majada mines in Mexico, and which
was claimed to be entitled to free duty as silver
ore, that "the value ot the silver contained in
the ore being largelv in excess of the value of
the iron, the department is of opinion that the
ore is entitled to entry free of duty as silver
This decision was reaffirmed in January, 1S8G,
where it was held that "when silver in any ore
predominates in value it is considered to be
silver ore, and as such is exempt from duty
under the special provision of the free list for
ores of gold and silver; where, however, lead
predominates in value the ore is considered as
a leaa ore, and is subject to a duty of 1 cents
per pound Under the special nrovision in the
tariff act for lead ore and lead dross. The
question of classification, therefore, is one of
fact which can only be determlnad upon exam
ination of the importation for the purpose of
ascertaining whether it consists of silver ore
or of lead ore, as aforesaid "
-In a subsequent decision in May, 18S6, re
affirming the principle previously laid down, it
was stated that ores composed of silver and
lead and iron, or silver and lead, or silver and
other base metals, of which silver is the com
ponent material of chief value, would, under
the ruling of January 25, 18S6. be exempt from
duty nnder the provisions of the free list for
ores of silver. It is Immaterial in the entry
and classification of such ores whether the
ores are imported for nse as fluxes in the fusion
of other metals or on account of the metals
The dutiable or undutiable character of these
ores was the subject of an investigation by the
Judiciary Committee of the Senate, who re
ported on July 3, 1888, in effect that ores of the
character mentioned, mainly, ores containing
more lead in weight than either gold or silver,
but more gold or silver than lead in value, are
not in the opinion of the committee subject to
duty under existing law.
If the question presented were a new one and
had not been the sublector. administrative
construction, fortified by the opinion of the
Judiciary Committee of the Senate, 1 would
feel at liberty to give greater consideration to
the weighty arguments which have been ad
duced tending to establish the dutiable char
acter of all ores of this description containing
lead in appreciable or considerable quantity,
the more so if it bad been satisfactorily dem
onstrated that these ores are not known nor
entitled to be known commercially as ores of
silver. It not having been so demonstrated
and it being the fact that since the original
decision of 1880 on this subject Congress has
re-enacted the pre-existing provisions of the
tariff wit i regard to lead ores and silver ores,
respectively, I do not feel at liberty to set
aside the existing classification.
It must be assumed that the rulings and
practice of the department were known to Con
gress when it passed the tariff act of 1S83. It
must be held that the designation of lead ore
and silver ore in the tariff, in the absence of
legislative definition, was that of existing de
cisions; that Congress intended the classifica
tion should turn on the question of value and
not of quantity. It is, therefore, considered
that this department is without authority to
change the departmental and Congressional
definition of these ores, and in faith of which
large business interests have been established.
That Congress did not intend to Impose duty
upon the lead which might be found in the
different ores, but only upon ores as were then
recognized u,nder the decisions of the depart
ment as lead ores, is gathered from other parts
of the tariff act; for in paragraph 188, "copier"
is made dutiable whenever found in ore, and in
paragraph 1U1. nicael is also dutiable when
found in ore or other crude form. In those
cases it is clearly the metal contained in the
ore which is made subject to duty and had the
same form of expression been used in refer
ence to the lead, that metal wonld have been
dntiable at the rate prescribed whenever found
in ore. According to well settled rules of
statutory construction this difference in the
form of expression must be deemed to indicate
a different legislative intent and to limit the
authority of the department to impose duty in
all such cases to the ore Itself, under existing
rules of classification.
I consider, therefore, that the present classi
fication has attained the force of Congressional
enactment, and that a chance, if desired, must
be sought in Congressional intervention. How
ever. If ores of this description are imported
which are distinctively known as lead ores in
the legal and commercial sense, they would, as
such, be dutiable. It is deemed advisable in
this connection to enjoin upon the Customs
officers a strict enforcement of the regulations
of this department, intended to correct abuses
which formerly existed in the methods of
entry sampling and classification of ores of the
character mentioned.
William Windom, Secretary.
Tho Color Line Giving llio President Con
nldcrnble Anxiety Just nt Present.
"Washington, October 18. The color
question is cropping out again at the White
House, and the President has no hesitancy
in stating that it has placed him in a
very embarrassing situation, and one
that he would gladly be extricated
from. He is confronted with the
problem of pleasing the colored people of
the District ot Columbia at the risk of
offending all the white inhabitants of the
capital of ths'nation, and it all grows ont of
the question who shall be Recorder
of Deeds. President Harrison is seri
ouslv contemplating its bestowal upon Prof.
James M. Gregory, who is connected with
Howard University, near the Soldiers'
home, in this city. A few years ago, while
one of the Board of Public School Trustees
of the district, an unenviable notoriety was
attained by Prof. Gregory, because of bis
hobby that 'there should be mixed schools,
and ' be did not hesitate to preach
this doctrine upon every occasion
that an opportunity was presented. His
record has been consistent in this respect,
and his reward ias been the score and re
proach not only of white people, but decent
black ones as well, who did not believe in
the new gospel preached by the colored pro
fessor. To say that the citizens of the district are
indignant at the mere suggestion of Prof.
Gregory's name for such an important posi
tion is a mild expression, and in the event
of his selection by the President, arrange
ments have been made for a public demon
stration which will open the eyes of the
President considerably. An appeal will
probably be made to the Senate against the
confirmation of Gregory if he is appointed.
"Winter hosier? 25 per cent cheaper
than elsewhere at the closing out sale of F.
Schoenthai, 612 Penn avenne.
F. & V.'s Pittsburg beer pleases better
every time. Can't be excelled.
The International Delegates Amazed bv the
Variety nnd Extent ot American In
dustries A Little TroSJInar
Work of the Chicago
Grand Eapids, Mich., October 18.
The international delegates were well enter
tained here to-day. After lunch the party
went out to the fair grounds where they saw
5,000 people on the stands and on the in
field, a splendid array of turnouts. The
delegates were rested and greatly pleased
with the one trotting and one running race
prepared for their diversion. Petty pools
to add sport to the occasion were made up
among the travelers who saw a mile trotted
on a halt mile track in 2.27, and a half dash
in 55 seconds.
After their dinner at the hotel ex-Lieutenant
Governor Crosby welcomed the dele
gates to Grand Eapids. The citizens had
been looking forward to their coming as
marking an era in the history of the city.
Their visit would both be of great im
portance and mutual interest. If their de
liberations should bind us more closely as
brethren in social and commercial relations,
their visit would not have been in vain.
The delegates were going to see one of the
wonders of the world Chicago, where, in
1892, the "World's Exposition was to be held.
Mr. Piera responded in behalf of the
delegates, thanking the citizens of Grand
Eapids lor the hearty welcome accorded
them, and then proceeded to set forth the
objects and method of organization of the
Spanish American Commercial Union,
which he represents. "When the speeches
were conclnded the party was escorted to
the City Hall, where an informal reception
was held. At 10 o'clock they boarded their
special train and began their journey toward
South Bend, accompanied by Delegate
Studebaker. They will be met there by
Mayor Cregier, of Chicago, Senator Far
well, Marshall Field, General Crook and
One of the attaches, who is a keen ob
server and, from long residence in the
European capitals, well informed respecting
Old World methods, to-day summed up the
general sentiment of the visitors when he
"We are filled with amazement. Yester
day Grand Bapids was to us but a spot on
the map of the United States; perhaps a
fairly active "Western manufacturing town.
To-day we find a city of 80,000 people that
has erown like magic upon our attention;
we find 42 great factories making furni
ture much of it as to quality and finish
that would compare favorably with the very
best European hand work, yet largely made
by machinery, and we are 'ready to believe
thev are the largest furniture factories in
Forgetting Qony at Chicago, Be Wonld bo
Don Cameron' Successor Witbont 01.
Stanley's Help How He's
Working the Wires. '
Philadelphia, October 18. Mayor
Edwin H. Fitter has decided upon his future
in politics. He proposes to represent the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the
United States Senate, and thereby become
tht successor of J. Don Cameron. The next
Legislature, which meets in 1891, will elect
Matthew Stanley Quay's colleague, and a
number of the members-elect of the State
Senate bold over. Mayor Fitler has already
approached several of the holding-over
Senators to seek their influence in his
ambition, and is now officially in the field
to succeed United States Senator Cameron.
The Mayor is managing his own campaign,
and is thoroughly reliant and independent.
In discussing his Senatorial aspirations, not
long since, with an influential man in
politics he was asked: "Have you spoken
to Mr. JUcilanes yetV
"Why should I consult him?" demanded
the Mayor.
"Only, jour honorpthat Jieis very friendly
with Senator Quay, who is a power in the
"Why should I seek Quay's influence?"
again demanded the Mayor with indigna
tion, and the conversation was quickly
turned in another direction,
One of the Mayor's plans of campaign is
to demonstrate his power in making candi
dates. He has boldly declared in favor of
Adjutant General D. H. Bastings for the
Bepublican nomination for Governor next
year. But he even looks further ahead than
naming a Governor. Under the new charter
the Mayor cannot succeed himself, but Mr.
Fitler has selected his successor in Thomas
Dolan, and proposes to have him nominated.
The Mayor is at this time shaping the im
mense patronage at his disposal and under
his direction to that end.
With the powerful influences of the De
partments of Public Safety and Police
Works, Mayor Fitler firmly believes that he
can control the Mayor's nominating conven
tion. In the meanwhile he will dictate, if
possible, the nominations for such minor
offices as Beceiver of Taxes, Police Mag
istrates, City Solicitor and Councilmen.
The Hawaiian Government Anxlona to Es
tablish Unrestricted Trade Rela
tions With the United, stales
A Statement of the
Terms Proposed.
San Feancisco, October 18. Informa
tion has beeu received from Honolulu by the
steamer City of Pekia that the Hawaiian
Cabinet, in answer to a committee represent
ing a public meeting of Hawaiian citizens,
who made inquiry concerning the relation be
tween the kingdom and the United States,
on October 4 issued a statement, in which
its position relative to the proposed treaty is
explained. It stated that the cabinet has
for a long time had nnder consideration the
practicability of extending the treaty re
lations so as to enhance and increase the
commercial and political benefits which the
two countries now enjoy by reason of the
existing treaties. As a result of nearly two
years consideration of this subject by the
cabinet the minister resident at "Washing
ton has been instructed to ascertain whether
the Government of the United States is will
ing to entertain a proposition looking to
the end above indicated, and should he find
such willingness, he is instructed to open
negotiations with this Government for the
conclusion of the treaty whereby the fol
lowing objects may be secured:
First, The continuance in force of all the
treaties and conventions now existing between
two nations until they .shall find it mutually
advantageous to abrogate or modify such
treaties or convention, or any of them.
Second. That all the products of either conn-
trv which are by virtue of reciprocity treaty
admitted free of duty Into the other country,
shall be treated in respect of bounties paid,
exemptions or immunities and in all other re
spects as if such articles were of growth, pro
duce or manufacture of the country Into which
thev were so admitted.
Third To provide for the entry into either
of the two countries without the payment of
duty of all the products of the other, except.
Ing, however, opium, spirituous liquors of
more than 18 per cent alcoholic strength, and
all articles prohibited by law In either country.
Fourth Positive and efficacious guarantee
by the United States Government of perfect
independence of this autonomy of the Hawa
iian Government in alHts dominions and use
right of sovereignty over such dominions. To
enable the United States Government to do
this witbont danger of complication with the
other powers, we do agree not to negotiate
treaties with other nations without the knowl
edge of the United States Government.
73c 13 More Days. 75c.
Only 13 more days for 75c per doz.
cabinets at Yeager & Co.'s Gallery, 70
Federal street, Allegheny. Come early,
rain or shine.
The latest in English linen collars at
James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
filTC 1 tte Capital city of Alaska, together
OIlBa) with the manner and customs of
the natives, is graphically described in Jo-mor-rovft
Disvatch oy O. & A' s r
That Was Well Kept Up Until Its
Disclosure Was Unavoidable.
A Yery Important Fact That Goes a Good
Way Toward Clearing Up
Secretary Stoltenberg's Admissions Somewhat Sellers
Another important fact has been disclosed
that assists in clearing up the Cronin mys
tery. Private Secretary Stoltenberg shows
how the scheme to keep a fictitious Dr.
Cronin traveling from Chicago to France,
by way of Canada, was kept up until the
body of the real doctor was hauled out of
the catch basin.
Chicago, October 18. Henry N. Stol
tenberg, Alex Sullivan's confidential clerk
and stenographer, has disclosed one Impor
tant fact that goes a long way toward clear
ing up one of the most mysterious episodes
of the Cronin murder case. 'A. few days
after Dr. Cronin was killed, Annie Murphy,
daughter of the treasurer of the 'notorious
Camp 20, in which the death sentence was
decreed, claimed she had seen Dr. Cronin
riding south on the Clark street cable train,
nearly two hours after the doctor hSfl fallen
under the bludgeons at the Carlson cottage.
The next day a newspaper reporter in
Toronto, named Long, sent sensational tele
grams to all the Chicago newspapers in
which he claimed to have met Dr. Cronin in
the streets of Toronto.
The gigantic plot to carry a fictitious
Cronin from Chicago, to Prance by wav of
Toronto and Montreal was kept up until the
dead body of the doctor was hauled out of
the catch'basin on Evanston avenue. Then
a halt was called. After a hasty investi
gation it was claimed by Chicago Irishmen
that Long's dispatches had been inspired by
"William Starkey, a fugitive jury briber of
this city, and who was then in Toronto.
This claim was strengthened by the knowl
edge that Starkey, during his checkered
Chicago career, had been intimate with a
man who was suspected of having engin
eered the murder conspiracy.
Stoltenherg's admissions to the grand
jnry have in a measure relieved Starkey of
the charge of complicity in the plot, and
placed the blame on Mike Crean, a Toronto
merchant. Stoltenberg admitted that he
corresponded with Crean almost daily lor
nearly two months after the murder was
committed, and that he received Crean's let
ters through the office of a friend named
Dahl, who is a clerk in the store ofC. Jevne
c& Co. He claimed, however, that the let
ters, which were destroped, in no way re
ferred to the Cronin case.
Mike Crean is a brother of the late Tim
Crean, whose grave in Mt Olivet, is marked
by the imposing shaft erected to the
memory of the Irish nationalists. Tim
Crean in his lifetime was one of the
Triangle's most ardent supporters for
years he was district member for the Clan-na-Gael
in this city, and it was chiefly due
to his fine work that Alex Sullivan cap
tured the Land League in 1881.
It was a dnll day aronnd the Criminal
Conrt building to-day. O'Donnell and
Kavanaugh were released early in the
morning, they having found men who were
quite willing to furnish the $20,000 bail de
manded by the Court.' The only member of
the jury bribery conspiracy now remaining
in jail'is Smith, who is deep in the mire.
Two more men have told Judge Longenecker
that they were approached by Smith, who
had offered each of them $1,000 to get on the
jury and bang nut for an acquittal.
In the trial of the supposed murderers of
Dr. Cronin ten jurors have been accepted.
It is hoped that the taking of testimony will
begin on Monday.
Michael A. Mauley, who has a room on
Oak street, opposite the residence of Alex
ander Sullivan, was before the State's At
torney this evening. Kolhing of what
Mauley said could be learned from him or
the State's Attorney, but a report
became current that Manley was asked
whether he had not seen the
suspects, Cooney and Conghlin, a Clan-na-Gael
named Foy, and another man enter
Mr. Sullivan's house together during
March. Accompanying this rumor was the
report that Manley's examination did not
prove very fruitful.
F. W. Smith, one of the men charged with
attempting to fix the Cronin jnry, appeared
to be working with the prosecntion in the
numerous consultations which were in pro
gress at the State Attorney's office to-night.
The inference was. drawn by reporters, who
were watching outside, that Smith had
made a complete confession, going further
than any previous one.
Another expressman has been brought
into the case. He was taken to the State
Attorney's office to-night and confronted by
young Carlson, son qf the aged owner of the
Carlson cottage. The expressman, it is be
lieved, was subsequently taken to some
secure place by the authorities.
Definite Information About the Hundreds
That Perished Another Steamer Ar
rives With Facts nnd Figures
of the Awful Catastrophe.
San Feancisco, October 18. The
steamer City of Peking arrived to-night
from China and Japan. She brings an ac
count of a tidal wave in which nearly 800
persons lost theirlives and about 2,000 houses
were washed away. On September 11, the
same day Yokohama was so severely
damaged by a typhoon, a violent wind and
rain storm set in at Hazugun and Aicbiken.
By 2 o'clock the sea had risen several
feet above ordinary high tide,
and just after nightfall the waves
mounted to a great height, washing away
the embankments and leveling the build
ings near the shore. Shortly after
ward a wave 15 feet higher than the
highest of those that had preceded it.
rolled in with a great roar, washing away
the remaining portions of the embankment
and carrying with it nearly all the- houses
of the various villages along the beach.
This was done so suddenly and unexpect
edly that the inhabitants' bad not time to
At Okudo, in Ognri-Shinden, all the
houses, 23 in number, were washed away,
and out ot SO inhabitants 54 lost their
lives. At JitsurokUf Eoyabu-Mura, 40.
houses were washed away and about
50 out of the population of 250 were killed.
At liuta-Mury, 120 honses were washed
away, about 20 broken np, nnd about-40of
the inhabitants killed. At Yoshida-Mura,
350 out ol 650 houses were washed away, and
628 of the population of 3,260 were killed.
AtTobamura, containing 220 houses and
a population of 1,130, 10 houses were broken
up and 10 persons perished. In addition to
those already enumerated 360 bodies have
been found, and there are yet 280 persons
missing. The Emperor and Empress have
sent $1,500 and $500, respectively, for the
relief of the sufferers.
Jenness Miller
Bibbed union underwear suits ladies' sizes,
fine wool and well proportioned underwear
counter. Jos. Hoene Ss Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
All the newest and, best makes kid
gloves 35 per cent cheaper than elsewhere
at the closing ont sale of E. Schoeathal, 612
Tenn avenue. ' ,
Ho Writes to Cardinal Gibbons Concerning
the Comlnc Catholic Centennial
Many Expressions of Love and
Confidence for America.
Baltimoee, October 18. Following is
the letter sent by the Pope to Cardinal Gib
bons -with regard to the Catholic centennial:
To Our Beloved Son, James Gibbons, of tho
Title of St. Mary Beyond, the Tiber. Cardinal
Priest of the Holy Roman Church, Arch
bishop of Baltimore:
.Beloved son, health and apostolic benedic
tion. The great lore for country and religion
which you and our brethren, the Bishops of the
united States of America, have so often and so
nobly manifested is again strikingly illustrated
In the letter which you have recently addressed
to u. From it we learn that pastors and people
are about to assemble In the city ot Baltimore to
celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of
the establishment of the sacred hierarchy In
the United States. On that occasion yon pro
pose to dedicate the university which, with the
generous help of the faithful, you have
founded in the city of Washington as a happy
prestige of future greatness for the new era
upon which yon are about to enter. It
is truly worthy or your faith and
piety thns gratefully to recall the bless
ings bestowed upon your country by divine
Providence, and at the same time to raise up In
memory of them a monument which will tie an
honor to yourselves and a Iastmc benefit to
your fellow citizens and to the country at
r trail
And. therefore, we eladlv nnita with
you in returning thanks to God, the author of
all gifts. At the same time, we cordiallv con.
gratulate you on the zeal with which you emu
late the example of your glorious predecessors,
faithfully treading in their footsteps, while
ever widening the field opened up by their
apostolic labors
Most joyfully 'have we welcomed tho ex
pression which yon, beloved son. and the other
bishops convey to us of your loyalty and devo
tion to the Apostolic See. We desire, in return,
to assure you that, like our predecessors of be
loved memory, we too, bear an especial love
toward you, our brethren, and the faithful
committed to your care, and that we pray fer
vently for your prosperity and welfare,
gathering comfort meanwhile no less from
the readiness of your people to co-operate in
all manner of good works, than from the ex
amples of sacenfotaL In regard to your wish
that some representatives from this city
should. In our name, be present at your cele
bration, we readily assent to it; the more will
ingly, because their presence will be an
especial mark both ot our esteem and benevo
lence and of that bond of faith and charity
which united pastors and people to the supreme
head of the chnrcb.
In conclusion, we earnestly pray to God, pro
tector and guardian ot the Catholic cause, that
under the prosperous and favored public insti
tutions, by which you are enabled to exercise
with freedom your sacred ministry, your labors
may redound to the benefit of Church and
country. And, as a pledge of our special
affection, we lovingly impart the apostolic
benediction to you. beloved son. to our vener
able brethren,the Bishops of the United States
of America, and to all the clergy and faithful
committed to your charge.
Given at Borne at St. Peter's, the 17th day of
September A. D. 1889, In the 12th year of our
Leo P. P. Xin,
Figuring; a Plaintiff la a Salt to Eecover
$200,000 or More The American
Glucose Company Defend
ant In the Case.
Eochesteb, N. Y., October 18. Snsan
B. Anthony, the noted woman suffragist,
and her sister, Mary S. Anthony, are after
the American Glucose Company, of Buffalo,
to the extent of about 125,000, for, which
they have begun suit. It appears-from the
complaint that in 1883 the Leavenworth,
Kan., Sugar Company, in which the plain-1
tiffs, with their brother, Colonel D. E.
Anthony, were large stockholders. Together
with the Firminish Sugar Company, of
Buffalo, the Buffalo Grape Sugar Company,
the American Grape Sugar Company and
the Peoria SugarJEefinery were, consoli
dated into one corporation, under the name
of the American Glucose Company. This
corporation was organized under the laws of
the State of New Jersey, but its business
headquarters are located at Buffalo, on ac
count of the stringency of the New Jersey
Under the agreement br which the con
solidation was effected, Colonel Anthony and
his sisters should, it is claimed, have re
ceived 125,000 in stockat par value as their
share in the newly organized company, but
the defendant never issued to Colonel An
thony or his sisters the stock to which they
claim they are entitled, and though annual
dividends have been declared and large
profits made, the defendant has never paid
any dividends on the Anthony interest
Colonel Anthony has transferred his rights
to his sisters, that action may the more con
veniently be brought here.
This action is brought to compel the de
fendants to issue the stock to plaintiffs to
which they claim they are entitled, to
account for the concern s afSairs since the
organization of the consolidated company,
and then pay back dividends. In the an
swer the defendant claims that the defunct
corporations should also have been made de
fendants in the action. The attorneys for
the Hisses Anthony say they have a sure
case, and may recover nearly 200,000. Both
ladies are in moderate circumstances.
A Sheriff's Deputy Who Mads Honey
Extortion from Convicts,
israelii. TiLionut to tux dispatch. t
New Yoek, October 18. John Lynch, a
Sheriff's deputy, whose duty it is to deliver
convicts by van to the penitentiary on
Blackwell's Island, was suspended sum
marily by Under Sheriff Sexton to-day for
the extortion of money from George Hart, a
prisoner in his charge. Hart's story was as
On May 17 1 was convicted of petit larceny f or
stealing nocketknfves from Strauss, on Broad
way. I was sent to the nenitentlary on Black
well's Island for five months I was one of
about 20 prisoners who were sent over that day.
Deputy Sheriff Jack Lynch was m charge of
the van. We were driven over to the dock at
the foot of Twenty-sixth street We were all
handcuffed. When we got out Lynch ap
proached me and asked me if I did not want a
drink. I said I did. and ho took rav handcuffs
off and we went to a saloon close by. While
we were drinking Lynch remarked that he was
well acquainted with Deputy Warden Curren,
in the penitentiary, because Curren used
to be a deputy sheriff. He said
that a word from him to Curren
would insure me easy jobs. He ashed me bow
much it would be worth to me. and we agreed
upon $12. When we got over there the Deputy
Warden spoke so harshly to me that I knew
then that Lynch hadn't kept his bargain. I got
the hardest work that was going. J was set to
work in the quarry, and kept there chopping
stones two-months. Then I was sent to the
mess room.where X did slopwork early and late,
seven days in the week. Fiually they made a
hodcarrier of me on a new building.
Hart got his $12 back. to-day, by threaten
ing Lynch. The latter, when called upon
to explain, did not deny the story. He will
be discharged by Sheriff Flack, when he
goes to the office.
One Feature of the Prayer Book Revision Is
Finally Adopted.
New Yoek, October 18. In the Protest
ant Episcopal Convention this afternoon
quite a discussion was caused by Dr. Hunt
ington's resolntion for a short office of prayer
for sundry occasions. The subject was re
opened by Dr. Egar, ot Central New York,
who happened to be absent when the matter
was before the Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Burgwin, of Pittsburg, hoped the mat
ter would not again be discussed, and said.
that he had voted in favor of the resolution,
and believed thoroughly in the excellence of
the proposed short office. Judge "Wilder
opposed the procrastination which animated
a certain small minority.
Dr. Egar moved to postpone the resoln
tion, but the motion was lost, first in a viva
Yoce vole, and then by orders and dioceses.
At 10 minutes past the set hoar of adjourn
ment, Dr. Huntington's resolution was put
and carried. Clerical vote: Ayes, 28; nays,
14; divided, 2. Lay vote: Ayes, -24;, Bays,
11; divided, 3. This finally disposes of as
important matter.
thema buyers and sellers art 4
iisu m I7W m unrAibK im ri !
Cdntintied from First Page.
ters than has been recently practiced for tho
public safety; but when It becomes a question
of official authority and official responsibility,
and the good of the people, the preservation of
the Treasury and the meting out of. exact
justice to all alike, and giving the pensioner
who is abroad and unprotected the same right
and the same sums of money as to him who, by
official Influence, attempts to get hi claim pre
ferred, I shall act, as I am doingin the present
Instance, regardless of personal considerations,
and intent upon the strict and exact enforce
ment of the law.
The Secretary further says that he intends
to have all these cases re-examined and has
ordered an investigation of the practices of
the pension office, and that he will de'erany
further orders until the investigating board
reports. The letter closes as follows:
I write this that yon may be fully advised of
my views and purpose, and my belief in my
authority to control all abuses in this depart
ment by whatever means I deem legal and effi
The Commissioner Favors a Libera! 1W
crease of the Pension List FIgorea
SboTrlnc tbs Bnreaa Trans- ,.
actions Since the War.
W-Ashihgtoh", October 18. The annual
report for the fiscal year 1888-9 or the Com- "
missioner of Pensions has been submitted to t
the Secretary of the .Interior and is now in h
the hands of the Public Printer. The fol
lowing summary of the report will show the '
more important details of the work of the
Bureau of Pensions during said fiscal year:
There were at the close of the year 489.729
pensioners. There were added to the rolls dur
ing theyear the names of 51,921 newpensloners.
and the names of 1,754, whose pensions had
been previously dropped, were restored to the
rolls, malting an aggregate of 3.675 pensioners
added during the year, while 18,a07 pensioners
were dropped from the rolls for various causes,
leaving a net increase to the rolls ot 37,188
The average annual value of each pension at
the close of theyear is shown to have been
J131 18. The aggregate annual value of pen
sions is 64,24&5a2 SS. The amount paid for
pensions during the year was 275,113 28. The
total amount disbursed by the agents tor all
purposes was 189,131,968 .
Amount paid as fees to attorneys, 11,188,
83 47 There was a disbursement of 111.515 73
for the payment of arrears of pensions la cases -where
the original pension was granted prior
to January 25, 1879, and the date of commence
ment of pension was subsequent to discharge
or death.
In the aggregate, 1.243,146 pension claims
have been filed since 1881. and in" the same
period 789,121 have been -allowed. The amount
disbursed on account of pensions since 18S1 has
been 81,052213,413 17. The issue of certlHcates
during the year shows a grand total of 145,288.
Ot this number 61.921 were original certiflcates."
The report shows that at the close of theyear;
there were pending and unallowed 479,660
claims of all classes.
Commissioner Tanner recommends that Con-,
gress be asked to amend the act of Jnne 6,
1874, so as to extend the benefit of all pension
laws, as to rates to all pensioners whose pen
sions have been granted by special acts passed
subsequent to said date, and that the benefit
of pension be granted to the widows of soldiers
who died from causes originating m the service '
prior to March 5, 1861, during the time ot peace.
The Commissioner calls attention to many
irregularities in the rates of pensions, Eigat-
keen dollars per month.it appears, is the high-
ately divided for different degrees of disability,
if such disability or disabilities are not eqaiviK,
lent to the loss of a hand or afoot. If,how- j
ever, a pensioner has lost a hand, for which,',
existing law now provides the rate of SJ80 psc,
month, and has received in the service in
line of dnty an injury to the back, for example,
which wonld alone entitle him to a pension of
$24 per xnpnth. he can receive no rate la excess
of $30 a montb for the combined disability re
sulting from the loss of his hand and his said
injuries, -unless, br reason of them, he Is totally
helpless or so nearly so as to require the con
stant aid and attendance of another person, for
which degree of disability the rate of lie a
month can now be granted.
It will be seen that the pensioner in such a
case actually receives nothing for his said in
jury; as the loss of his hand alone entitled biui,r ,
to the rate (1301, which la the highest allowable .
rate under the law for both disabilities.
Numerous otber instances, he says, could bo v"
cited to show the unfairness in rates now pro
vided by law, and heabinks this statute should
be amended so as to permit the rate ofS72 per
month to be proportionately divldedfor all ols. -' i
abilities which are shown to have been incident !t
to the service and line of duty. The '
caused by the act of Congress approved Joss
16, 1880, should be corrected. This act limits -the
right of pensioners to receive 373 permonttt
to those who were receiving ISO per month at
the date of said act. No provision Is mads
therein tor granting said rate to those who were
totally helpless on said date, but were not re
ceiving 830 at said time, and none for those who
have become totally helpless since that date.
The anomaly Is presented of two men eauaHv
disabled, nosslbly living side byslde, ttsa one,,tr . '
receiving 073 per month and the other MO per "' c
montn. io state tnis case, is in maxe an wa
argument necessary to snow the absolute neees-t .vl
slty for an amendment to this act. . ";-
He further recommends that the act August jf
i. 1886. so far as it provides the rate of 180 far ",
the loss of a hand or a foot; and for total dlsa-' -billty
of either, beamendedsoas to lncladetse r
cases of those who aropewloned not for disa
bilities to the extremities, bnt for diseases Ja
other parts of the body and for causes whiea,
mis oureau uss aireauy cuaccireu to iw bjbu
to the loss of a hand or a foot for purposes of
manual labor.
The Commissioner is of the opinion tbit'k
a man sufficiently disabled by a disease of tfre
lungs, or of the heart, or the head, to entitle . '
him to 24 per month. Is as badly disabled (If -he
is not more greatly disabled) as a man who' '
has either lost a band or a foot, or has a disa
bility in the hand or foot which totally dts- '
ables him for manual labor. .
The Commissioner Is also ot opinion that tho
act of Congress approved February 12, MSB,
providing a rate of 1100 for the loss of botbr,
hands unjustly discriminates against tttese
pensioners who have lost both feet or the sight
of both eyes. No previous legislation has ever
assnmed that a greater disability resulted from ,. '
the loss of both bands than from either of the
other disabilities stated.
The Commissioner further recommends teat '
the pension due a dependent father ssoaldbe
made to commence from the date of the sol
dier's death, though tne mother survived thSj
soldier, but died without receiving pension, la
the same manner as the law now provides that,
minor children shall be pensioned from' the
date of tho soldier's death, and orovfded tfce .
widow dies without receiving pension, and even .
though she had made an application la herllf e
time. The Commissioner earnestly recommends -that
whenever an Invalid pensioner dies, the
usual nenslon be eranted to bis widow, or if ha ..
laiToi nn nlilnv than tn hta minor. Ahljiriu ,
without regard to whether or net his death waV '
dne to anv cause incident to the service and' '
line of duty. He is of opinion that tho pre- -v ,
visions of
nhleh terminate nension to. or on aeeoset at
minor cniiuren at mo ago oi m aaeaia oo -.'r:
amended so as to continue such pension after' .!
... I. s(V jsr t-tl , !J ! a . I
mo BalU cuiiu suui ujo icnearattsustia- t
USSCS IIUCIC sia was omn-ttu, Mau w, ' -.3
conseaneiice. unable to -earn a anDDort. He ?.
asks attention also to what be believes to be a; t
manifestly insufficient sum (K)per raoartr'
granted by the act of July 26,1886 to-widows '
for the care and support oi sucaoi ibo minor
children of their deceased husband as are
nnder 16 years of age.
The Commissioner favors granting pensions
to all soldiers who are disabled. As the war
period recedes from us and age and its attendant
infirmities afflict the veteran who Served his
country falthtully and well a quarter of a'
century ago, it is a very serious question
whether the Government does Un
justice in limiting the application
of the . pension laws to t&eee,
disabilities only which were contracted in the
service and in line of dutv. I earnestly recom
mend that a pension be granted, to every honor-'
ably discharged soldier and sailor who is now or. ,
wbu may hereafter become disabled, witaeat ,
regard to whether such disability is chargsaWe,.
to cne service ox me umteu mates or m Been .
contracted sides discharged therefrom. The
Commissioner also favors a pension for army ,
nurses, and makes an earnest appeal io their;
behalf. t
A Thousand-Barrel Well Has Been Sttnck
In Marlon Coentr.
Wbeeliko, October 18. A special dfa-i
patch received kt says tfeat the Jaekses.
well, which has been going down at Jfaa
nington, Marlon county, near Fakmoflt,
has come in 1,000 barrels per day. This k
rename. t
A route tnr ft 1iui Uu AMnaA4t wlib
vt Vau uLT kl ii l aJ fti-'V
strike opes mjsttMrely'Bew oil tewi-
torv. Great
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