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rORTT-FOTJUTH YEAR PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, JANTJABY 26, 1890., ' X ' Ji'1VJfl CENT3 -.
LONGING 1 DomPedro Wants to Eetum to Brazil on Any TermB. TOY HE HAD TO LEAYE. The Ex-Emperor Talks for the First Time of His Troubles. KO CURE FOE WHAT HAS HAPPENED The Jubilee Plunger Onder Arrest for Self-Confessed Forgery. DR. TALMAGE SAILS FOE AMERICA An interesting interview has been had with the ex-Emperor of Brazil by a Dis patch agent. It is the first time Bom Pedro has talked since his enforced retire ment He tells the story of the revolution, and says he would willingly return to Brazil in any capacity whatever. Benson, the jubilee plunger, is under- arrest forforeery, which he has confessed. Dr. Talmage sailed , yesterday for America. BT CABLE TO THE SISFATCB.1 Pabis, January 25. The ex-Emperor of Brazil having preserved absolute silence on the subject of the revolution iince his arrival in Europe, and it having been reported in the public prints that his health of mind and body had been broken down since the death of the Empress, an agent of The Dispatch applied to persons in diplomatic position here, who were in communication with the ex-Emperor, to ascertain if the latter wonld be willing to grant him an interview on these subjects. Your agent was soon alter assured that he would be received, and fur nished, by the courtesy of a gentleman in the diplomatic service of Portugal, with a letter of introduction, went to Cannes early this week. He called upon the ex-Emperor, was kindly and courteously received, and had a most interesting conversation with him. HIS FIBST INTEBVTEW. The illustrious exile calmly bnt freely spoke his mind on recent painful events, for the first time. His voice was a little husky, but otherwise his enunciation' was very distinct, his words measured, and his mind appeared to be perfectly clear. He seemed to be in fair! good health for one of his age. He said, with the exception of a slight cold, which he had contracted while driving in the country around Cannes, that he felt quite well, although he was not as strong as he wished. The consolation and solace of his present life are derived from literary pursuits, he reads a great deal, and enjoys literary work. He is engaged in the composition of memoirs of his life and reign, not to be published until after his death; it is his principal occupation at "present. TOO LATE TO HELP MATTERS Questioned as to why he had so long maintained silence on the subject of the rev olution, Dora Pedro said he had abstained from speaking of Brazilian affairs because neither remonstrance nor discussion could help matters. The work of revolntion was accomplished. He preferred to let his ene mies have a full hearing, and leave the world to judge. "I believe," said the Emperor, "what has happened will be permanent, unless an at tempt is made to set up a dictatorship. Even an unpopular sovereign is to be pre ferred to a military dictator, whose rule would be fatal to any country. Although dethroned and cruelly exiled, I am deeply interested in the progress and prosperity of the people of Brazil. God knows I did all in my power to cive them a satisfactory government, but, at last, vaulting ambi tion took flight above reason, and seemed to compel obedience to its behests, whether right or wrong." CAUSE OF THE BEVOLTJTION. The Emperor was asked: "What do yon consider ihe direct cause of the revolution?" and without hesitation, replied: "The aboli tion of slavery. The slavery question had been the disturbing element in politics for a long time. Bills in many forms had been presented, dealing with the question, which were defeated becanse the Ministerial Coun cil was composed of slave owners. I ap proved every measure dealing directly with abolition, and made personal efforts to save tbe bill which provided for gradual aboli tion. This created enemies for the Crown, and augmented the ranks of the Republi cans. When the decree granting immediate freedom was presented for my signature, to prevent any mistake I tried to ascertain what tbe public sentiment was. The slave owners threatened to resign from the Cab inet if I signed the decree, and tbe Republi cans threatened disruption if I did not. THET KEPT THEIE WOBD. "The decree was signed. True to their word, tbe slave owners resigned; these and others joined the Republican party out of revenge. I experienced difficulty in form ing a cabinet. The Republicans demanded what I could not safely grant Encouraged by ihe land owners, the Republicans became aggressive and took every occasion to pro voke opposition to the Government They succeeded in corrupting many men, without whose aid there would have been no revolu tion, Tbep, to avert what I foresaw, I con cluded to grant the majority of the demands made by tbe Bepublicans; even advised the formation of a Republican cabinet, inviting General Da Fonseca to a seat in it. This I did that there should be no pretext for what did take place. , I was informed at Petropo lis of the decision of tbe Bepublicans, too late. I sent a dispatch begging Fonseca to submit the question of revolution to the people, stating that if the majority wished it. I would yield. J got an indirect reply: 'The revolution is accomplished,' I has. tened to Rio, only to be made prisoner." OTEECOME BT EMOTION. Here the Emperor was overcome by emo tion. After a pause he was asked if antipa thy to the religion of the Princess, his daughter, had anything to do with the revolution, he replied "Ho." It was true, he admitted, "that the Princess did not en joy the confidence of the masses, namely, f because her husband, Count d'En, was a foreigner. Still, he was respected by the whole nation." y, "Is the report true that before the revolu tion broke' out you had intended to abdicate on December 2, in favor of the Princess?" "No. The story as invented by the Re publicans to arouse the army and give a pre text for revolt It was only intended to re view the troops on that day." "Do you think of abdicating now?" "I have no such intention." "Who would you name to succeed the Princess?" "That I prefer not to discuss." THE FUTUBE OF BBAZIL. "What do you think of the future of Brazil?" "I fear there will be division internally, as tbe North and South were never on good terms." "If you should be elected President of the Republic, as some of your friends propose to ofler vour name, would you return to Brazil?"" . "With all my heart No matter whether as Emperor, President or private citizen, I wouldgladlyreturntodieamongmypeople." TALKING TO LaBOTJCHEEE. Jamei McDermott Say Naughty Thine About the Land League. (BT CABLE TO THE DIsrATCH.1 London, January 25. James McDermott is temporarily living at the Hotel Victoria, under the name of a chevalier. He wears a big fur overcoat, and looks as if he were at peace with the world. His business here is with Labouchere, with whom he has had one or two interviews this week. He de clines to state the nature of this business, but hints that it has something to do with a movement Labouchere contemplates mak ing in Parliament. McDermott is much changed by his varied wanderings over the face of the earth since he left Brooklyn. His hair and mustache are almost perfectly white, but he otherwise shows no trace of age. He told me that he has been the most toully wronged man on earth, but that the time was almost ripe for his complete vindication and the discom fiture of his enemies. He asserts that he knows, of his own knowledge, that the Land League friends in America are (50,000 short. '' DR. ;TALMAGE ON THE ATLANTIC. Tbe Celebrated Brooklyn Dirlne Drops the Grip for Seasickness. BT CIBLE TO THE DISrATCILl London, January 25. To judge from in terviews with the Bev. Dr. Talmage in London newspapers, he must have had a regular St. Vitus' dance through the Holy Land. Everything he touched thrilled him. In Jerusalem and at Bethany conflicting emotions pursued each other in his senti mental quarters to the point of nervous ex haustion, and when he attempted to read the Bible story of tbe Crucifixion on the spot where he was sure the cross stood, his feel ings overcame him entirely and he broke down, recovering sufficiently, subsequentlv, to purloin a corner-stone from Golcotba for the new Brooklyn Tabernacle, and to load it on a camel. Dr. Talmage and Mrs. Talmage sailed on the Aurania for New York to-day. He has entirely recovered from the grip, and at present is suffering from nothing worse than seasickness. His daughter remains with friends at Nice. MAT LUX 0DT THE FRENCH. Probable Outcome of an Ancient Dispute Abont Fishing Grounds. ;bt cable to tbe disiutcii.j London; January 25. There is reason to believe that tbe ancient dispute between England and France n 'regard to French fishing rights off Newfoundland will be settled in the course of the present- year by the buying out of the Frenchmen. France, I am informed, has intimated a willingness to sell, so that the question will soon become one of termr. If the price cannot be fixed, Lord Salis bury will likely screw himself up to the point of repudiating the treaty of 1783. JDSTICE OF THE KING OF GREECE, Be Chastises n Man Whom He Caught Thrashing a Little Boy. TBT duxlap's cable company. Athens, January 25. The King of Greece, walking in the street, saw a man thrashing a little boy. Indignant at the outrage, His Majesty insisted that the man should release tbe lad. The man shook his fist at the unknown monarch and raised his Stick to strike him. The King knocked the man down on the spot, called the police, and revealing his identity, ordered the abashed man to be taken to the police station and then beaten with the same stick and released. WEAK, BUT ABLE TO PLAT. The Babv King of Spain Celebrates nil Fete Day In Bed. I bt Cable to tbe dispatch.! London, January 25. Thursday was the little King of Spain's fete day, but being still somewhat weak, he did not sit on his mother's knee and receive the grandees, but played with his sisters and counted and ar ranged his numerous presents. Queen Christina having temporarily set tled .the ministerial crisis, diove through the streets of Madrid yesterday, and made the susceptible Spaniards weep at the sight of her white, haggard face, the result of anxious nursing and political worries. GETTING B.EARTILI DISLIKED, Why Percy TUgman la a Wanderer an the Face of the Earth. rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. J London, January 25. Percy "W. Tilg man, formerly Consular Clerk of theTJnited States at Berlin, has been getting himself disliked by reason of the habit he has got into of signing other persons' names to Checks and negotiating the same. Since he left Berlin Tilgman has been a elerk in the Consulate at Bristol, but he is at present a fugitive. NOT AT ALL BROWNINQEBQDE. Dr. FarnlTa! Exploit on a Writer of Re markable Letters. BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCB.1 London, January 25. Dr. Furnival, founder of the Browning Society, is not Browninreique himself, as the following note to the editor of the Scot' Observer indicates: Bras I bave received your absurd caricature of me. What a furiously and pervertedly mean smiled cad tbe writer must be. H e attributes all bis own low motives to me. Send him up to Barnum's as the champion skunk of Scot land. F. J. F. Boycotting England for Amerlen. tBT DUNLAF'S CABLE COMPANY. Lisbon, January 25. Four of the most important business houses in this city have just countermanded large orders given Man chester and Bradford concerns. It is ru mored they intend placing the orders in the United States. Tbe Fortune )Lefi by the Duke of Aosm. f BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. . London, January 25. The Duke ot Aosta has left a fortune of 20,000,000 lire, of which he received 12,000,000 with his first wire, tbe heiress of the noble but not roval house of Cisterne, END OF HIS TETHER. The Jubilee Pioneer Forced Checkn Jul Once Too Often Unable to Save Himself Longer From Expos ore and Arreit. tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.! London, January 25. A familiar illus tration of the Englishman who did not know when he was licked and kept on fight ing, Is in a measure paralleled in the in stance of Benson, the "jubilee plunger" and author of "How I Spent 250,000 in Two Years." Benson has been fiat broke for more than a year, but he has not seemed to be aware or the fact until he resorted to forgery to Improve his finances. He has lived as luxuriously since he was sold out as before, keeping the same magnificent chambers in Piccadilly, and maintaining a body servant and brougham. Since the season began on the Biviera, Ben son has been a constant frequenter of tbe gambling rooms where the play was highest, and has kept up his end with the heaviest betters. He has admitted forgery, and Cap tain Hargreaves has promised not to prose cute him, while tbe Credit Lyonnais agrees to his liberation if any of his friends will pay them the 1,000 he'obtained on a forged check. Benson had previously presented several checks of from 100 to 500 with the same signature at the Nice branch of the Credit Lyonnais, and the money had been ad vanced alter telegraphing to!London, but in each instance, before the checks were sept away, Benson reclaimed them and paid their value. The 1,000 obtained last was largely used to pay gambling debts, and he lost the rest at the roulette tables. Benson has been in prison since bis arrest at the Cercle de la Mediteranee, Tuesday evening, but has not been entirely confined to prison fare, his servant being allowed to bring him one meal per day. N one of Ben son's rich friends are inclined to buy their former friend out, and the matter is now en tirely in the hands of his trustees, who have held a meeting, but have not decided what to do about it Perhaps they think a few days' more imprisonment will have a salu tary effect upon the young fool. The Procurer of the Bepublio in Nice has consented to let the matter drop when the bank's loss is made good, and it is expected that his trustees will pay over the 1,000 and secure his release. Benson, who has not before been accused of dishonesty, says be had no intention to defraud the Credit Lyonnais or Captain Hargreaves, but de pended upon taking 1,000 at play the evening he drew the check and to redeem that one as he did others. ATTRACTS ATTENTION ABROAD, Forelsnera Interested In Secretnry Tracy's Naval Equipment Scheme. BT CABLE TO THE DI&PATCII.l London, January 25. Secretary Tracy's scheme for making a navy for the United States is attracting a good deal of attention here, and was referred to by Mr. Gladstone in bis great speech at Chester. The Grand Old Man seemed to be rather grieved that America shonld commence to copy the Old World's bloated armaments, but the general opinion is that a powerful United States navy would be better for the world in gen eral, and England in particular. The ad miralty here are very busy just now. By 1891 the present Government will have added to the British navv 21 ironclads, 21 protected cruisers, and 56 other vessels of war, and by 1891 8 additional battle ships, 42 protected crnisers, and 18 smaller vessels will have been completed. The chief abid ing cause of anxiety is that the manufac ture of guns and the supply of stokers do not keep pace with the ever-growing needs of the royal navy. W0BBjk.MASK,0F TfAXf , Semo Oddities of the Late Dowager Em. press Come to Light. 'BT DUXLAP'S CABLE COMFAHT.l Beblin, January 25. Report says that the late Empress Augusta was in the habit of wearing a mask composed of wax and plaster of paris, spread very thinly by a practiced maidservant over her face, filling up all the wrinkles, and then artistic hands painted a lovely complexion on the smooth surface. For years she had not spoken to the late Emperor William, never ate, walked, drove, and visited with him, and lived with the present Emperor on the same conditions, since the death of his father. She is reported to have had an unamiable and shrewish temper, and was charitable only because her position demanded it. She insisted that the truth had never been written about the German kings. SHUNNED BI POLITE SOCIETY. Shady Aristocrats Uetarnlng to London Get the Cold Shoulder. BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. London, January 25. Some of the shady aristocrats, who vanished from London when they fearedjmportant disclosures of names and addresses in connection with the Euston and Parke trial, are now returning to tneir old haunts, bnt even where the accusation is a mere whisper only, polite society fights shy of them. A HISER'S MYSTERIOUS DEATH. nil Bpdj Found Badly Beaten and Braised and Also Frozen. tSFECIAL TELEOIAX TO TUB DISPATCH. Concoed, N. H., January 25. Perjey W. Beck, aged 55, an eccentric and miserly farmer, living alone in "West HonkintSn, was found dead in his. house by peighbers this morning. His body was frozen, bnt bore marks of bruises and other evidences of foul play. He was last seen alive on Tuesday. His cattle and sheep were found frozen to death in the barn. Until about nine years ago Beck had lived with his brother and the latter's wife, in the house, At that time Mis. Beck was found dead, the indications being that she had been burned to death. Some time aiterward her husband disappeared, since which time nothing has been heard of him. It is thought his body was secreted upon the farm or in the immediate neighborhood, and would ultimately be discovered. Search was made for it, but no trace was eyer found. A singular fact in connection with Mrs. Beck's death and her husband's disappear ance, is that although she left some prop erty, co claimant ever appeared for it. Many think the man who disappeared so mysteriously is still alive. Perley Beck was known to have had many thousand dollars in bonds in his possession. Either robbery or revenge may have been the motive for his death. MRS, PARNELL DESTITUTE, The Fond Raised by Foblle Subscription Has Already Been Exhausted. BOBDENTOWN, N. J., January 25, The sum of money recently given to Mrs. Par nell, mother of Charles Stewart' Parnell, by her friends in America to enable her to meet the demands made upon her by her creditors was insufficient and she it now again penniless. The relief expected from certain quarters was not forthcoming, and she 'ii again in need of actual necessaries ot life, but will not make another appeal to the pnblic, as she feels that she has already received all that she can reasonably expect A Public Building forXealo. Washington, January 25. Kepresenta tive Morey, of Ohio, to-day introduced a bill in the House providing tor the erection pf a public building at Xenia, 0., at a cost of 575,000. A MODERN ITJEACLE. Doses of Kitrate of Silver Completely Change a Man's Color. IT IS K0W A BRILLIANT BLTIeJ While His Hair and Whiskers Have Adopted Patriotic Hues. HE HAS APPEALED TO THE DOCTORS, Who Ee jard the Case as One of the- Host Remarkable in Medical Annals. William T. Smith, of Georgia, is in Chi cago in search of skillful medical aid. When young he took large quantities of nitrate of silver to cure epileptic fits. The result is that the color of his entire body is a pronounced blue, and his hair present san even more startling appearance. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Chicago, January 25. In a little room at 123 West Madison street this afternoon sat a middle-aged, respectable-looking gen tleman, with a bright blue complexion, slightly tinged with green, and luxuriant red-white-and-blue hair and whiskers. At first sight he suggested the im pression that he had been decorated in a patriotic way by artifi cial means but a closer inspection negatived this idea. What should bave been the whites of his eyes were as blue as indigo; the inside of his mouth of the same cerulean tint, and the color of his scalp under the variegated hair was as bine as the blue Alsatian Mountains. A VICTIM OP DISEASE. The man was William T. Smith, of Dub lin, Laurens county, Ga., the most noted victim of the ailment known to the medical profession as argyrfa, on whom the disease has wrought its perfect work. ' Mr. Smith was born in Laurens county, Ga, and until his 14th year was affected with epileptic troubles. About that time epilepsy yielded to medical treatment but almost immediately thereafter the skin of all portions of his body took on a bluish, tint, which gradually deepened from a light Prussian to a ultra-marine blue, with a greenish reflection, which is his present color. The change did not come in spot?,as is the usual course in the disease, but progressed gradually and evenly all over the body. As he had bright red hair the contrast between his turquoise complexion and ruby locks was vivid and striking. As he grew older the coloring matter1 which had affected his skin gradually extended into his hirsute ap pendages, and recently the effects of time are noticeable in the whitened tresses that are mingled with the blue and carmine locks in his luxuriant hair and whiskers. CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE. Mr. Smith's condition is stated by physi cians here to be due to immoderate doses of nitrate of silver, given him by physicians during childhood to remedy his epileptic tendencies. The medicine, instead of being thrown off by his system, was assimilated and taken up by the capillaries, completely changing the pigment which formerly gave a natural color to his skin, and transform ing it as completely asthongh bis entire enrfacfi riad been tattoed with India ink. The trouble is said to be incurable, bnt' Mr. Smith has never given np hope, and is now here for the purpose of consulting specialists. It has never occasioned him any inconvenience other than the. undue prom, inenceitbas given him inordinary assem blages. There is no irritation, dryness or scaling of the skin, end his flesh is as firm and healthful apparently as that of a man in good condition. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. The coloring of his face, neck and hands have taken on a little deeper tint from ex posure to the weather, but is not materially different from that of other portions'of his body, and the shade of bine under his nails andon the Inside of his month is as pro nounced as that on any other portion ot his anatomy. Mr. Smith's peculiar marking has not in terfered to any extent with his success in life. He conies of a good family. Two of his brothers are Baptist ministers of promi nence, and one is a wealthy merchant at DnbliD, Ga. His own success in business has been constant and satisfactory. He has been a merchant, lumberman and farmer, and has amassed a competency more than sufficient for himself and family. His wife and five children have escaped his malady and are said to make up as bright and interesting a household as there is in the commnnity in which they lire. AN INTELLIGENT CITIZEN. Letters from Dr. Hlghtower, of Dnblin, and Hon. Mercer Haynes, Judge of the County Court of Lanfens county, speak of him as a particularly reliable and intelli gent gentleman, and his bearing and con versation support these assertions. Mr. Smith takes a philosophic view of his con dition and says if nothing can be done to better it, he is prepared to uphold his colors to the end. In his own county, where he is well known, his vivid coloring no longer attracts nnpleasant attention, bnt when he goes to Macon or Atlanta or other cities of his State he interferes largely with shows that demand a cash consideration from their patrons. He is known generally throughout that Com monwealth as "The Blue Georgian," and as he 13 an ex-Confederate his case is fre quently referred to as the most perfect in stance of a thorough intermingling of the blue and the gray now on record. He is also an occasional victim of the small boy in badly regnlated communities, wbo comes up and sines "Three Cheers for the Bed, White and Blue;" but he takes these minor annoyances complacently and maintains bis cheerfulness under his afflic tion. POCTOBS INTERESTED, The case is one which has attracted gen eral attention among physicians elsewhere, and will have a close, study for medical men here, not only as a case of marked interest in itself, but as a striking illustration of tbe pernicious effect of tbe most common medi cine used in epileptio troubles on some sys tems. ' Dr. O. Hale, who is Mr. Smith's physi cian here, invites the attention of. other medical men to tbe subject, and the case will be exhibited and discussed at the clinics of the various medical colleges here during tbe remainder of this month. OH STKUCK NEAB ALB AH I, A Gather Discovered In a Well Drilled for Gas. ' ISPECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DIBPATCH.l Albant, N. Y., January 25. There is great excitement in Johnstown over oil being struck at 3 o'clock this morning on the T. H. Kennedy farm, where boring for natural gas has been going on for seyeral weeks. Mr. Kennedy was apprised at once by telegraph pf his good fortune. He is the principal projector and partial proprietor of the scheme and is now .prospectinc else where. The Mohawk Heat and Light Com nanj, which is doing the boiing, announces that immense quantities of ojl have been struck. It is said that the pil spouted some 20 feet at first. Samples were shown a number of dealers and all pronounced it pure petro leum. The scene of the well has beentfU ited'by curious crowds all tiay. Experts have now succeeded in plogginovtbe jttell, awaiting Mr. Kennedy'. returar Thjjreli is down 900 feet and is tubedJOO fct.t - AS IT LOOKS NOW. 'Wallace and Delamaler Believed to Hnve tbe Inside Track One of Them Prob ably tbo Next Governor of PenimjlTatila. ISFECIAL TELEOEAH TO THE D1SPATCK.1 Philadelphia, January 25. As the days roll by and tbe time draws nearer for the holding of the State conventions, the outlook, as predicted by local leaders, is that ex-Senator Wallace will be chosen to head the Democratic ticket, while Senator Dela mater is more than reasonably sure of being chosen to bead the Republican ticket. Both are known as stalwarts in their respective party ranks, and each, it Is now urged, has almost the entire machinery of his party in the State behind him in his efforts to win tbe Gubernatorial nomination. So far the delegates who have been chosen to attend the Democratic State Convention have nearly all been instructed to vote for ex-Senator Wallace's nomination, while on the Republican side, with few exceptions, the delegates chosen to the State Conven tion have been instructed to vote for the nomination of Senator Delamater. Adj utant General Hastings, of Center county, who is an acknowledged second in the race on the Bepublican side, while popular with cer tain elements of his party, does not appear to be so with the boys whocontrol the machine, and, as a consequence, the delegates who are chosen to favor his nomination for Governor are few and far between. Both Hastings and Delamater are known to be warm friends ol Senator Quay, and as the latter is off to Souttt Florida for a few months' recuperation, leaving the political meadows of tbe State clear, all of the can didates can now go gunning for delegates, with a knowledge ot the fact that the one who is able to put the most patronage in his gun will bring home the largest amount of political game. It is given out that many of the leaders on the Democratic side throughout the State will favor the nomination of ex-Senator Wallace for Governor, with the hope that there can be secured thereby tbe election of a solid delegation from this State to the Democratic National Convention of 1892, in favor of the renomination for President of Grover Cleveland. NEW YOBK CAPTUBED. Westlnghonse Has Secured Control' of tbo enbrrnys for Electric Lighting Pur poses Political Influence Brought to llenr. New Sobk, January 25. For some time various corporations interested in electric lighting in this city, together with the cor poration that controls the subways, have been negotiating for a consolidation of in terests. These negotiations are now practi cally ended. The long continued struggle between the electric light companies and the -Metropolitan Telephone Company, which controls the subways, is ended. The Subway Company has transferred, for a large consideration, to the Consolidated Electric Light interests, controlled by the Westiughouse Company, all its rights, franchises and contracts, by virtne of which it controlled the Subways. It is a long story of shrewd financial man agement, consummate organising skill and delicate dealings with politicians who have been able to control the operations of the Board of Electrical Control. ALL THE DETAILS ARRANGED. The Consolidation of tbe Miners' Orders Now a Fixed Fact. Columbus, O., January 25. The, Unjte Mino WorkVrs" Convention continued "its session to-day. The final report ot the Com mittee on Constitution was made, and the constitution was adopted as a whole. The provisions of the articles are: Coal fields to he divided into divisions or districts, and a State union may be organized when more than one division exists. Cards irom either branch of this union shall be recognized by all affiliated local unions and assemblies. The Execntive Board shall make provisions to join the American Fed eration of Labor, and an equal amount of money shall be set aside for tbe expenses. The following officers were elected: Pres ident, John B. Bae, Pennsylvania; Vice President, W. H. Turner, Ohio; Secretary Treasurer, Robert Watchorn, Ohio; Auditor, J, H. Kennedy, Indiana; Executive Board, Patrick McBride, Pennsylvania; William Scoife, Illinois; K. E. Warren (colored), Ohio; John Kane, Indiana; W, O, Webb, Kentucky. A HOSPITAL CLOSED DOWN. Debts Have Accumulated so Patients HaTe to be Discharged. rSPECIAL TELEQRAK TO THE DI3rATCH.1 New Yobk, January 25. The Brooklyn Sanitarian Hospital and Dispensary has no patients just now, although it had 21 on January 1. Dr. T. S. Wilcox, the Superin tendent, says he was forced to part with the patients becanse there was no money with which to care for them. The hospital never paid although it had what seemed to be a flourishing organization. Tear by year it has been running behind, and when on January 2, the Brooklyn authorities paid over 1,72( as its share of the 5100,000 ex cise moneys, it had to be used to pay debts of 1888. There is a deficft of ?2,089 for '89. THE ARGUMENTS ARE CLOSED. A Decision as to West Virginia's Governor Mar be Expected Soon. f SPECIAL TZLEGBAl! TO THE DISPATCH.! Ciiaelestown, W. Va., January 25. The Gubernatorial Court convened at 10 JO o'clock, and Hon. J. W. St Clair, of coun sel for Judge Fleming, took the floor to re ply to General Goff, and close the argu ment of the case, ocenpyingthe attention ot the body. The attendance was not nearly so large as that attracted by General Golf yesterday, but still there was little surplus room in the hall of the House. Mr, St. Clair only spoke until noon, when an adjourn ment was taken until Monday. A MANDPACTDBEE HURDERED, ' Shot Three Times by a Telegraph Operator, Three Ballots Entering Ihe Stomach. Augusta, Ga,, January 25. A young man named Worrell, telegraph operator at Mldville, on the Georgia Central Railroad, shot Jesse Thompson three times at Mid ville to-day. Two shots entered the stomach. Thompson is a prominent lnmber dealer and manufacturer of Augusta, and is President of tbe construction company formed to bnild the Augusta and West Florida Rail road to Thomasville. BLOWN FROM THIS TRACE. An Express Train Derailed and Seyerpl People Were Wounded. Monument, Col., January 25. The) Bio Grande Express, which left Colorado Bonnes at 5:30 this afternoon was blown from the track at 3Ionument depot, several' people Deing wounaea. ane wiuu was blowing a perfect hurricane. Several houses were unroofed. Four Killed br the Explosion. Columbus, January 25. Eddie Mar rotte, the youngest child of the Marrotte family, who were in the natural gas explo sion last eveuimr died from'lts injuries lo- -night. This makes the list of fatalities jour in numoer. -- SILC0TT TOO SLICK. Ex-Sergeant at Arms Leedora About Gives Dp His Tiresome Chase FOR THE DEFAULTIKG CASHIER. He Thinks Montreal Detectives Played the Shake-Dowa Game. INFLUENTIAL FEIENDS SATE S1LC0TT, Anil Many Futile Attempts Are Hade to Blackmail Ilr. Leedom. Ex-Sergeant at Arms Leedom feels cer tain that the defaulting cashier, Silcott was once under arrest in Montreal, and allowed to escape. He accuses the Canadian detec tives of playing the shake-down game. He also says that some prominent men in Wash ington are interested in Silcott's escape. Mr. Leedom tells. SPECIAL TSLXOKAK TO THE DISPATCn.l Washington, January 25. Ex-Sergeant at Arms Leedom has become satisfied that certain influential men in this city do not want tbe defaulter Silcott captured, and that they have thwarted all his efforts to capture the fugitive. Leedom returned from Ohio to-day, and tells an interesting story of his search for the absconder. Without consulting Leedom, the United States Secret Service Department learned from correspondents at Montreal that Silcott arrived there on December 8 witb the Bar rett woman and another woman too well known to Congressional lotharios and lobby ists about Washington., The party of three went to the house of the Barrett woman's sister, and remained there nntil December 22. On the night of their arrival all three were very drunk and indulged in a general spree. ESCAPED TEOM MONTEEAL. On December 20, acting under telegraphic instructions from United States Secret Ser vice men, the Montreal detectives swore out warrants for the arrest of Silcott and his two female friends. There was no doubt as to the identity of Silcott and the Barrett woman, and the Montreal police sent back word that the entire outfit would be arrested promptly next day. That same night Sil cott and the women disappeared, and the Montreal police telegraphed that they could find no trace ot the fugitives. Speaking of this to-day, Mr. Leedon said: "Since Silcott skipped I have no faith in hnmanity, and I believe the Montreal police played the shake-down game. Know ing that he had plenty of money, it was easy for them to demand twice the reward and let bim escape." Since that time Mr. Leedom has heard nothing. However, he has had 200 letters from all parts of the country and Canada, from alleged detectives, who all say that they know just where Silcott is, but must have 1100 for expenses at the start, and that they will repay it out of tbe (5,000 reward when they deliver their man. VEST LIKE BLACKMAIL. Mr. Leedom says he expects letters like these, but he does not like the( conduct of many professed friends in Washington wbo come to bim and demand money, saying that they will use it to find the defaulter, Ir refused, they tell Leedom that he does not want to capture his man, and that be darejiot.,. -, -. n. , - - -, adoB'fftrfthIsMHackTnani'r said Xeedom, "but it is much the same. These men know no more about Silcott than a child, and they are only stretching their pockets wide open to receive my money." The joke of Leedom's search occurred three weeks ago, when a letter written in German came from Bochester, N.Y., asking if Silcott was away from here on November 18. The letter was signed Mary Btotts. As Silcott was away that day, Leedom and his German cashier, Jacob D. Selzer, of Cleve land, took the first train for Bochester. They learned that Mary Btotts lived six miles in the country, and they got an idea that Sil cott must be there in biding. So sure was Selzer that he bought a stout rope at a hard ware store with which to bind Silcott when caught, and insisted that the liveryman shonld send along a good stout driver. THE BIEDS HAD FLOWN. Arriving at the Stotta' house, Leedom and Selzer were made unhappy by the in formation that a man answering Silcott's description had stopped at the house of Mary Stotts' sister. Then there was a hasty return trip, but the sister failed to identify her mysterious lodger and his companion as Silcott and Herminie. Mrs. Silcott has returned to Ohio, and letters from there say that she is still hysteri cal and threatened with melancholia. She went there -to thwart the designs of a scheming creditor who had sought to obtain her homestead. It is a suspicious fact that on tbe day of her departure from Washington she was visited by a German friend of her husband, who was also the man reported to have assisted Sil cott in concealing his escape irom New York. The woman who was with the party in Montreal is back in New York, and, bnt for her intimate relations with eminent men in this city, she would be forced to give more definite particulars. S0N3 OF THE REVOLUTION. The New Organization Seems to be Gaining Ground Terr Itapldly. New Yobk, January 25. At a meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Society of Sons of the American Bevo lution, held in New York to-day, the ad mission of six new States to tbe order was reported, making 20 in all. An applica tion for the organization of a branch ot the society in New York, signed by Chauncey M. Depew, General Alexander S. Webb, Hon. William H, Arnanx, Bev. J. M. Leavitt, LL. D., and others, was acted upon favorably. Mr. Jimes Otis, of New York City, was electrd Treasurer-General of the society. The annual congress of the organization will take place at Louisville in April next, HE CAUGHT A TAKTAE. The Kind of a Hired Girl a Man Snddenljr Found He Had. SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE SISFATCB.1 Boston, January 25. Bichard Barker, a lnmber dealer of Swanzea, Mass., engaged Belle McGregor, a buxom Scotch girl, for housework a week ago. He found her in an intelligence office. He now wishes hehadn't. One night when Mrs. Barker'was the only other person in the bouse, Belle seized a carving knife and threatened to "take a pound of flesh." She kicked in doors, de molished furniture, and endeavored to burn jShe won't see any more in W. Barker's nouse. PITU KILLED IN AWfiEGK. tA Terrible Collision Beportea on tbe- Sa '" Ynnnah nqd Western Ralbvav. Opelika, Ala,, January r23. A terri ble railroad collision is reported to have occurred at Camp Hill, on the Savannah and Western Eailway, this afternoon. Five men in all are said to have been killed two engineers, one fireman and twp train hands. Others were injured. SKIPPED OUT EAEL; m SABt-wi wr ni y t r. Pious and 2lakes 8. A LLLIL, MIL I I A Young Man Flays Floas and Mokes SK 400 br It Ha Hm Gone Some where, and a Valuable Tin Box is Also Hllng. Srid.lL TELEOBAM TO THE DIBrATCH, New Yobk, January 25. Archibald Cnmmings is wanted in Hackensack. At about the hour when Postofnce Cashier Louusberry was attempting to asphyxiate himself inhis fine residence in Main street, Cnmmings was quietly departing from the fashionable boarding house of Mrs. John Paton, 155 SUte street, with a tin box containing $4,400. Miss Louise Moore owned' the 'box and contents. She is a sis ter of tbe late Helena C. P. Fair, and has an income of 10,000 a year, which she in vests in Western securities as fast as itcomes in, excepting tbe comparatively small sum which Bbe expends to maintain and clothe herself. Miss Moore is very deaf and exceedingly eccentric, but young Cummings, to the sur prise of everybody,' managed to get into her good graces. He came from the West, and represented' himself as a son of a'Presbyter ian minister. He, however, attended the First M. E. Church, and he was very punctual in his devotions. At the Pa ton boarding bouse he read the Bible morning; noon and night. Miss Moore, on this account, took a great interest in him, and he in return read the Bible' and religi ous newspapers to her, sang .psalms and hymns for her, and was accorded'an exceed ingly correct voung man. He-'also became very friendly "with Mrs. Klncaid, Mrs. Pat on's widowed daughter, with' whom he was often seen on tbe streets and at church. Being frequently in Miss Mooie's com- Iian'y, Cnmmings had ample opportunity to earn where she kept her cash, and being an early riser, frequently taking long walks before tbe breakfast-bell rang, he had no difficulty therefore in stepping out with the old lady's tin box, which he had presumably removed from her room on the previous evening. He left town by the Susquehanna railroad to Paterson, but the officer in trusted with the warrant for his arrest came back withont his prisoner. Mrs. Fair, Miss Moore's sister, lost $40, 000 in a mining stock transaction a few years ago, and It 13 feared that the Western in vestments of Miss Moore are dubious. She said she conld not believe Cnmmings meant to rob her, as he was so pious. Only two weeks aco he asked her if she had any idea of getting married. She is about 65, Cnm mings about 24. There was in tbe tin box, as a part of the $4,100, two Chesapeake and Ohio coupon bonds, Nos. 4,723 and 5,641, for 1,000 each. A TBIBUTE TO HASTINGS. Johnstown People Aro Preparing a Flat terlug Testimonial to the General. rSFECIAL TELSOElSl TO THE DISPATCH.1 JohnstownJ January 2 The following testimonial to-, General Hastings is being circnlated and extensively signed: To General I). H. Hastlng-s: Dear 8m Tha survivors ot Johnstown and the Conemangb Valley have heard witb pleas ure the nigh commendations of the people tbrougbont tbe State of yoar services here during the dark days succeeding tbe terrible disaster of May 31 last. Tour prompt appear ance in our midst on the day following tbe great disaster, yonr incessant and heroic labors In caring for tbe living and the dead, your firmness and coolness in tbe administra tion of duty, your modest and kindly demeanor to all bave endeared yon to onr people. We wish yon and yours godspeed, and herein ex press tbe hope tbat yonr noble qualities of mind and heart may in years yet to come find a fitting recognition, and may your future be a brtgbvhappr. prosperous and successful one is onr united, heartfelt wish. A BEPUBLICAN PROPOSITION Looking; to a Settlomsnt of tbe Deadlock la the Iowa Legislature. Des Moines, Ia., January 25. The House met this morning at 10:30 and ad journed till 3 p. m. to give conference com mittees time to work. This afternoon the House was called to order at 3 and took re cess till 4 P. v. to consider Bepublican proposition in the Conference Committee and caucuses. A proposition had been made this morn ing to give the Democrats the Temporary Speaker and divide tbe pther offices. The Democrats were to agree not to unseat any Bepublican member bv contest proceedings. Nothing was done, however, at the time specified, so the House adjourned till 10:30 Monday morning. ONLY A PAIE OF SHOES. That Was the Cause of a Wife Fatally Shooting Her Husband. Abbettille, S. Cj January 25. A. N. Nelson was to-day shot and killed by his wife, who then attempted suicide by shoot ing herself In the head. She is still alive, but is in a critical condition. Their.5-year-oldboysaw the tragedy, which resulted from a trivial cause. Nelson had bought his wife a pair of shoes and lost tbem on his way home, while under influence of liquor. His wife sent him bak to hunt for them and upon his returning unsuccessful she billed him. THE DISPATCH DIBECTOBY. Contents of lbs Twenty. Pago Issns Pre seated This Morning. The Dispatch this morning consists of 20 pages ot fresh, crisp news, bright special corre spondence and higb-clss literature. Tbe world was scoured yesterday and last night for all events of interest, and they are presented in Clean, concise form iu Part I. Parts IL and Hf. contain the following: Part II. Page s. Fighting Senator! FBAXK G. CAHPENtib A Bero's Ancestors B. U. Johns Beatrice B. Brass IIaqoabd Pags 10. A Band of Assassins Edwaed Waketield History of Canals Bumbalo Teaching the Ponca Bedsibd rage 11. Weather Forecasts Stapt Writer Business Cards. Wants and For Hales Heal Estate Notices. Election Notices Page 33. Where Beauty Belirns. Before the Curtain. The Grand Army. The Music World. Educational Gossip. Business Cards. Page a. Secret Soclstles. Loci! Business. Markets by Telegraph. Business Notices. Page U. The Game of Erin FniD R. Burton A Quarter Century J amis C. Purdt Every Day Sclenco STaTT Writeb Tbe Lerenz Homestead , ...J. C. Page li. From Ark to Liner W. G.-Kactxann Hoto Make Wills ,...Uissie Bravble Orer the Channel .HexbtHayxie A Chat With Holmes..OEOBOENEWZLLIOVEJOY Page IS. Biding In the Cab 1. ,....,. BILL J(TE About Church Going Bsv. ueoroe Hodges Courts, Amusement Notices, Part 'IH. Page 17. Beaux of Congress., MISS GBirsroT, Jr. Health and Beauty i Bbirley Dare Flowers for Winter Lobna Doose Come Forth Elizabeth BiUAETPuiLrs Page IS. " The Panama Canal,..., FAsyns B. Ward Clara Belle's Chat Clara Bells bcraps ofSclence. WJismsoTOK BCIestists Page 13. Tbe Giant's Weli.,,....,.;.., Patsie Blaring a Monster.. ,....,.".tCALOS Wilhilk Sunday Thoughts,;:...-.; A Cleeotjiax Puziles ...4.Tr";...!.f.....is. H. UUDBQumc Page 30. Ladles' Department Mko. McGnrrr et al Btorles of Ghsits Ablo Bates' ike and His Mother B. PSHtllabek Oil of Peppermint ABiatmwiBT tl r Her 'RecoTOBreaMiig Tour "Rflp,nTfil 110111141115 m&h. Ended. :? -y G0THAMft:TOii?WELC0ME. Many Thoroughfares -Blockaded by the Enthusiastic .Crowds. THE TRAVELER'S 0T75 5ARRATIYE Miss Elizabeth Cochrane, known as "NellieBly," completed her round trip of the world yesterday afternoon. The exact time of the journey was 72 days, 6 hours and 10 minutes. The reception of the traveler in Jersey City and New York was v?ry enthu; siastlc. rSriCIALTZLEOBAX TO THE MS ATCS. New Yobk, January 23. Nellie Bly alighted In the Jersey City depot of the Pennsylvania Bailroad, after a journey of 25,000 miles. She has circumnavigated the globe without escort, and with but a little hand-bag of necessaries and the one plain navy-blue gown, which 'she wore on the bright morning of November 14, when she sailed away on the steamship Augusta Vic toria. tvhen the fair traveler stepped from the steps of the train, three gentlemen with stop watches touched tbe stops and announced the exact time of her arrival. The time keepers were George A. Avery and C. C. Hushes, of the Manhattan Athletic Club, Jfetlie Sly. and Bobert Stoll, of the New York Athletic Club. It was 9 minutes of 4 o'clock when both of Nellie Bly's bootines touched the platform, and the watches were stopped, making the length of her trio around the world 72 days 6 hours 10 minutes. AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME. Miss Bly was escorted out upon the ferry platform, where thousands who could not by hook or crook gain a passage beyond the depot gates crushed upon each other to get a gllmpss" of tha pretty bright face set in black wavy hair. There were three carriages waiting here for Miss Bly and her escort, and Mayor Orestes Cleveland, of Jersey City. Mayor Cleveland addressed as follows the young woman who was on the point of stepping into the carriage: Welcome borne. On behalf of millions of people who bave watched your proeress aronnd the globe as noted In the press ot every civi lized country and especially on behalf of tbe people ot the United States I give a hearty wel come. The American girl will no longer be mis understood. She will be recognized as pushing, determined, independent, able to take care of herself alone and single banded wherever she maj go. Passing rapidly by tbem you have cried out in a language they conld all under stand, "forward" and you have made it tbe watchword of 1890. The American people, from every part of this creat and glorious country, sbonted back to vn, "forward, and God speed you on, your wonderful march." EVENTS OP A FEW DATS, Great progress has been made In tbe history of mankind since yon left home. "Forward.' cried tbe people of Brazil two days after yon started; "Forward," cry the people of Portugal at this very moment, and "Forward," comes the cry ot tbe restless and toiling masses from every quarter of the globe. People the world over have been taught that they are not so far apart as they baa imagined, and tbat is a great lesson. You have set the whole world to think ing, and so have brought mankind nearer together. The dense crowd could hardly be quiet during Mayor Cleveland's remarks, and when he had ceased speaking the shouts were deafening. "When Nellie Bly reached Park Eow sha found that thoroughfare packed from tha postoffice to the World building and from Ann to Sprnce streets, with a shouting popnlace who had heen gathering there all the afternoon, in anticipation of her arrival, Street cars were blockaded beyond relief, for the crowd would not move an inch, and trucks that had untortnnately driven into Park Bow and were hemmed in thereby the eager crowd, were utilized by the crowd, as standing places, and every truck was crowded full of men. GLAD TO BE HOME. When the carriage bearing the heroine of it ail appeared a shout was raised: "long Live Nellie Bly,' "Brave Nellie Bly,n "The Bravest of Women," and the like; and then the crowd parted gallantly and made a passage for the carriage, it waa 420 o'clock when Nellie Bly alighted in front of tbe World office, and it ia not to her discredit to repeat that her first words were; "I am glad to be home again." The crowd in Park Bow stayed for an honr cheering Nellie Bly, and making their demonstrations, while Mis Bly was the center of an enthusiastic, welcoming party of old friends in tbe TTorW office. Nothing has been heard from Miss Bis Jand, the rival globe-cireler. and she is not expected to arrive before Tuesday. The last steamer, La Champagne, which Miss Bis. land accidentally missed, has not been sighted, either, so there are no "ifa" or "buts" to detract from Nellie's victory. KELLIE'S OWN STOEY. ijlllll!a8 TfsMFffssssssssssrV YiBsorw She Writes a Breezy Account of Her Long Journey Jules Verne 'Will Have to Applaud Her Witb Four Hands. ISriCTAL TSLXGBAU TO THX MSrATCH.1 New Yobk, January 25. Nellie Bly baa written a breezy description of her trip. It opens with this shout' of ylctory: "Mi Jnles Verne said it could not be done, I have "do'ne it. He told me when- he met me at Amiens that if, 'y the tour .was xnade of the world in 79 days; he wonldrapploud with both hands. It has - V been made in 72 days, and M. Verne mar' ?v now applaud, and two bands will not do:; f . . -- -- .. B -. ; periencea sue says, jj :j ALL KINDS OF WEATHER. I bare roasted and 1 have frozen slnsa l.avtnfF linmA. T llAVa . HInmI An Tnril& ..Ml..., .-, .. . - . . qnrrv. Chinese chow, and Japanese sel . IContinueamEeventMPage. ' Vk