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3ZR- -- ? ' w FRANK CARPENTER, Who writes exclusively for THE DIS PATCH, trill furnish readers with some interesting Supreme Court news and news TO-MORROW MORN GREAT QUESTIONS Of our time wdl be discussed bv REV. JOSEPH COOK in THE DIS PATCH. His first argument will ap pear TO-MORROW MORNING. ING. PJPM Btiptfttll FORSY-FOTjUTH year. RIPE FOR 11 REVOLT, Speaker Reed Escapes Unseat ing by Violence. A BAND OF ANGRY MEN That Was Preparing to Rush on the Man From Maine. COOL HEADS PREVENT A RIOT. Mr. Seed Issues an Address of Explanation to the Public. HE SATS THE MAJORITY MUST RULE On the ere of another struggle in the Xiower House of Congress, it appears that on Thursday a scene of violence was narrowly averted there. Several Democrats became so indignant at the Speaker's continued course of counting a visible quorum that they were about to rush up and drag Mr. Beed from his seat. Cooler'heads deterred them and prevented a disgraceful occurrence. The Speaker has issued au address to the public giving his reasons for his course. TBOir A STAFF COMtESPOXDEXT.l WASHINGTON, February 2. Both par ties are preparing themselves for a renewal of the struggle in the House of Representa tives to-morrow. The mere fact of there having been a limit set to the debate on the election case will not prevent the Democrats from continuing their obstructive tactics to delay its being bronght up. The first two hours of to-morrow morning's session will be a repetition of the scenes of the last two or three mornings, down to the minutest detail, unless Speaker Beed should decide to disallow the motions to read the Jonrnal in lull and to adjourn. It is said that he is contemplating this action, because those notions are made purely and simply for purposes of delay. SUEE TO SAVE TIME. Should the Speaker refuse to entertain the motions, there will be a wild kick from the Democrats. But considerable time will be saved, for it is the intention of the minority to repeat them day after day, until the House is furnished with a code of rules. There is no mistaking the determination of both parties to fight it ont to the bitter end. Excitement still r.nns high among the Democrats. The House narrowly escaped witnessing a sensation upon the floor Thurs day which would have exceeded anything of the kind in the history of the country. How the country would have thrilled if it had beard that three or fourmembers had rushed forward and dragged the Speaker from his seat ! Yet that is what very nearly hap pened on Thursday. Mr. O'Ferrall, n Vir ginia, was telling about it to-day The Dispatch correspondent. He said: BEADY FOE EEVOLT. The members of our partv were terribly excited and wrought up over Reed's rulings, last week. At one time, the day after he had made his first declaration of his inten tion to connt a quorum present, it was as much as some ot the cooler heads oi the party could do to restrain some ot the mem bers from committing deeds of actual vio lence. A little band of enraged Democrats were actually engaged in making tdeir prep arations to rush forward up the steps of the Speaker's desk, and tear Beed from his chair. Fortunately, their little plot was discovered in time and promptly put a stop to by the leaders ol the party. "Of course, it never would have done to have allowed such a disgraceful scene to have taken place, and the very men who were then prepared to take part in it would not do so to-day. It was the result of the impulse of the moment, and shows how thoroughly wrought up they were by the Speaker's injustice. WOBK TOE THE LAWYERS. "If this thing goes on," continued Mr. O'Ferrall, "and bills are passed by a visi ble and, as we Democrats maintain, an un constitutionalquorum, there will be no end of litigation in the courts on acconnt of it If I wanted a charter from this Con gress I would not accept one erantcd to me by such a quorum as Mr. Beed's ruling makes possible, for fear of the litigation in which it would Involve me. If they pass their tariff bill, the people affected by it can carry their cases to the courts, and the ap propriation bills will give an opportunity to any one who may desire it to completely stop the workings of one or more of the de partments by holding up their appropria tions until a decision is rendered by a court on the constitutionality of Speaker Beed's ruling. I do not believe the Supreme Court wonld sustain him. A DISTINCT CHALLENGE. "If Mr. Jackson is turned out of his seat to-morrow, or whenever his case is decided. I believe that he wonld have a perfect right to sue Mr. Beed for depriving him of his seat unconstitutionally, for it is Mr. Beed alone who will be the authority for the action. During the last few days I have had several Republicans come to me and declare their belief that Mr. Beed was en tirely wrong in his position. I cannot give their names, because that wonld be a breach of confidence. Neither will they right their consciences by voting against the Speaker on the floor, because they are bound too rigidly by party lines, and have already committed themselves, and must fight it ont on the lines their party has taken. But I expect that some of them will coon become known by expressions they will drop outside of the House. OUGHT TO WOREY BEED. "Another thine which I should think ought to worry Mr. Beed," Mr. O'Ferrall went on, "is the fact that he, and he alone, is keeping in the House men who ought to be in their beds. I should not be surprised if serious results were to occur from the premature exposnre of some of the Repub lican members, who have been brought to the House from their sick rooms. I feel particularly sorry for General Browne, of Indiana. He has been for some time suf-. fering from Bright's disease, and is in a very bad condition. Then, to-morrow they propose to bring Mr. Rockwell, of Massa - chnsetts, to the Capitol in a closed carriage, right lrom a sick bed to the floor of the House. Mr. Beed would, I should think, feel personally responsible if anything should happen to;hese men." LlGHTNEE. ME. REED'S DEFENSE. Tho Speaker Slakes a Statement of His Views Why Ho Acts n He Does lie Thinks Ills Coarse Kot Without Precedent. Washington, February 2. Speaker Beed to-day made to a representative of the Associated Press the following statement concerning the Bepublican position in the present great controversy: Mr. Carlisle was entirely right when he said, in substance, that the decision of the House that a quorum was constituted to do business, when a majority of the House was present, wonld change from the foundation the method of doing business. It certainly will do so, for it will enable the majority elected by the peo pie to rule Dy tneir own votes, and not bv the sufferance ot the minority. The rule ol the majority is at the very base of our Govern ment. If it be not the true rule, our faith is vain and wo are yet in our sins. Look at the practical working of the other doctrine. The .Republicans have a majority of seven, but they have only three OTer a quorum. One hundred and sixtv-elcht is our number, 163 is a quorum. If we are to furnish a quorum, tho whole Democratic party sitting idly by in their seats, but not "present," dumb and silent when business is to be transacted, but vocal when It is to be obstructed then there can De butthreo Republicans absent on penalty of stoppage of the public business. IN VEET BAD SHAPE. Now, let us see how that works. Wo are al lowed but three- absentees. Mr. Kockwell is sick. It would endanger his life to come. Mr. Wilbnr is in tho same case, Mr. T. W. Browno is too sick to be able to be there all the time. Mr. Caswell's wife was dying, and common decency required his presence byber bedside. Another member must be with his wife for reasons somewhat similar. Just about this number of members will at all times be sick or incapaci tated. These may get well, but others fall sick in tbelr turn. There, tuen, is one quorum, ac cording to Mr. Carlisle's Idea, cone entirely to pieces, though even alter all fraud be de ducted, the people had found for the Bepnblic ans by seven majority. All this time, while we are keeping in the House other men hardly less sick, 110 lusty Democrats sit silent in their seats, doing no public duty, except to draw their pay. Is It possible that the United States is paving these gentleman $13 a day without even the poor privilege of counting their silent forms. A PRECEDENT, HE THINKS. Mr. Carlisle says there is no precedent for the decision of the House. I have personally seen and heard him furnish a hundred. A hundred times I have beard him declare that the num ber for and against such a bill was say SO for and 20 against less than a quorum, and yet declare that bill passed, and then sign that bill, thereby certifying, under ttfb most solemn sanction of his oath of office, that the bill had properly and constitutionally passed the House. How could he have done this if his doctrine be that a quorum must vote? Un derstand me; day after day Mr. Carlisle, in my presence, has declared that such a bill had votes for and against, by his own connt as Speaker, less than a quorum, and has jet immediately declared it passed, and has signed it thus fur nishing the only proof the President could have that it was passed. How could this be, except on the plain ground that if a quorum did not vote the presence of a quorum was enough.' But this matter does not need argument. In Mr. Carlisle's own State, in Democratic Ten nessee, in Democratic New York, in Demo cratic Ohio, in Massachusetts, and in the courts everywhere, as you may see by Mr. Butter worth's speech, the doctrine just upheld by the House is the law of the land and it ought to be, if good government is nottopenshfromtlie face of the earth. Not a ruling has been made in the House to suppress filibustering, which has not the full sanction of parliamentary law. That men should resist only shows bow in grained the wrong course has become, and bow necessary the remedy. TRYING TO DO BUSINESS. What is the House trying to dor Why, to perform its highest function, that of deciding the right of a member to. his seat. Until 1SS2, no man ever dared to filibuster against such a case. No man ought to bo allowed to do it to-day. Yet every day three hours are wasted in apppproving tho journal, when fire minutes would be ample. These three hours belong to the public business. The people do not understand that every wanton roll call con sumes three-quarters of an hour. Some of these men are talking about rules. They are now acting under a body of rules which the American people use in their assemblies, a bodr of rules well known and understood by all those who arc not wilfully ignorant. When we first cam here the obstructionists declared that they would die in the last ditch against any rules they did not approve of, and now they are wanting to die at TbermopyliB in defense of the liberties of their country, because we don't force rules on them. If there coula be fewer deaths at Thermopylae and more business in the House, the country would be better off. It is trno that the Democratic leaders, like Mr. Carlisle, hare long since ceased to partici pate in the defiance of good government, but they should now make themselves permanent affirmatively on the side of order. LIYELT IN THE HOUSE. The Bepnblicans Will Try to Obtain a Qnornm of Their Own Number An other Contest Cnse to be Pre sented by the Committer. Washington, February 2. The Blair educational bill is likely to consume a large part of the time of the Senate this week. It will come up in the morning hour to-morrow, and the indications are that it will be disenssed to the oxclusion of everything else in the remain ing morning hours of the week. Private bills and measures of merely local interest are likely to occupy much time in their consideration, as there are few bills of public interest on the calendar within reach. There is a probability of a renewal of the set speeches on the race problem, but the majority of the Democratic Senators are disposed to with hold remarks on that subject until it comes before the Senate in connection with some such measure as a national election bill. There is also reason to believe that a few speeches will be delivered upon the subject of the national finances. In the secret sessions the Morgan and Dorchester nominations are expected to be called up, and the Samoan treaty will prob ably be discussed. From the determined attitudeassnmed by the Democrats in the House it is evident that the week will be characterized by pro ceedings of great interest. The Republic ans hope to have a quorum of their own members present to-morrow or next day, and to be able to force a vote and finally dispose of the pending election case in such a manner as to preclude the posibility of judicial inter vention. Meanwhile the Committee on Elections is preparing to report another contested elec tion case for the action of the House-1 that of Atkinson vs. Pendleton, from the First West Virginia district. When this report is made it will have to lie over a day before it can be con sidered. If the attempt is made to consider it before a code of rules is adopted another conflict is certain to ensne. The Bepnblicans, however, hope to be able to maintain a qnorum to accomplish their de signs. There is an expectation that the Committee on Bules "will present the new code to the House within a iev days, and the discussion and action upon it will doubt less fully occupy any time that may be left after disposing of the election case. CARLISLL'S STATEMENT. The Democratic Lender Will Annonnce tbe Position or the Party. Washington, February 2. Mr. Car lisle said this evening that he was prepar ing an address, giving an explanation of the Democratic position, and it would probably be made public to-morrow or Tuesday. Mr. Carlisle is not very well, having taken a cold some days ago, and it was not until yesterday that he knew his colleagues desired him to prepare an address to the country. MBS. COPPINGEE DEAD. Secretary Blnlno Again Deeply Bereaved His Eldest Daughter Dies nt ills Home la Washington Sin cere General Sorrow for tbe Family. 'SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Washington, February 2. Secretary Blaine's eldest daughter, Mrs. "Lieutenant Coppinger, died at her father's residence here, at 557 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Cop pinger was so well and favorably known in Washington that the news of her death proved a sincere general sorrow. During her early girlhood she spent the greater por tion of the time with her parents in Wash ington, attending school in a fitful fashion, as her health at that time was far from strong. As she grew to womanhood the symptoms of delicacy seemed to pass away, and when she finally made her debuthere, after a long stay in the invigorating Maine climate, she was the personification of robust woman hood and took a prominent part in all the social gatherings of that period. During the few years intervening between her debut and marriage to Colonel Coppinger as Miss Alice Blaine, the eldest daughter of the dis tinguished statesman, she enjoyed that high degree of popularity which has subsequently assured her a cordial welcome from her hosts of friends upon the occasions of her visits here. After the birth of her first child, which oc curred at her parents' home in Augusta, Me., Mrs. Coppinger's former delicacy re turned, and it was by the advice of physi cians tnat she finally returned alone to join her husband at Ft. Leavenworth, leaving her 2-months old baby under the care of her mother. The little oiie, a frail, delicate in fant at its birth, soon developed into a rosy, healthful child under the watchful care of its grandmother, who took almost entire charge of it until it was a year old, when Mrs. Coppinger made another trip East, and assumed the personal care of her young son and heir. All tbe immediate members of the family were present at the last moment. Colonel Coppinger arrived here from Columbus, O., this morning, and was with his wife from that time until she passed away. It is the fourth bereavement in the family of Secretary Blame within the past 35 days, and is the second one of his chil dren to die within that time from illness brought on by attack ot the grip. Mrs. Coppinger was first taken ill with an attack of the prevailing epidemic in December. She recovered and came on to Washington to attend Walker Blaine's fu neral. A relapse occurred, and brain trouble, from which Mrs. Coppinger had suffered at various times, soon appeared. She was dan gerously ill Thursday, bnt showed improve ment on Friday, her system responding well to medical 'treatment. On Saturday, however, the brain trouble became greatly aggravated, and she became gradually weaker until death occurred. TELESCOPESAND BIG GUNS. The Inhabitants of French Gnlnen Knew No Difference Between tho Two How an Eclipse Was Fairly Caught iTbroDKk tbe Itnln. ntPECIAI.TEI.EO BAM TO THB DISPATCH. I Boston, February 2. Two of the astron omers from the Lick Observatory iq Califor nia, Profs. Burnbam and Sehaeberle, who journeyed to Cayenne, French Guinea, to ob serve the total eclipse of the sun last December, are now visiting Harvard University. Their experiences differed irom those of the astronomers who visited other parts of tbe globe. The astronomical instruments startled the natives, who guessed that the visitors were foreign invaders, armed with a- newfangled sort of gatling gun. On the day of the eclipse the professors re sorted to the actual use of cannon. When the common people learned that the sun was abont to hide his face, they became more than ordinarilyterror-stricken,and imagined again that the astronomical instruments were death dealing agencies. Entire success attended the scientific work of the expedition. Early on the morning of December 22, the date of the eclipse, the weather was unfavorable, as it had been almost ever since the party reached Cayenne. The sky was dark and cloudy. Between the moment when tbe earth's shadow began to creep over the surface of tbe sun and the period when the sun was totally obscured, there were two showers. The second rainfall, occurring only half an honr before the totality of the eclipse, was so violent that it was necessary to cover the instruments. At no time were the heavens quite clear. Still, the conditions were fairly favorable to the purposes of the observation. When the photographs were taken and these were the chief objects of the work there was only a slight haze. COWHIDED AN EDITOR For Publishing the Fact of a Young Society Man's Drunkenness. .'SPECIAL TELEGKAM TO THE DISPATCH. Birmingham, Ala, February 2. A heavy rawhide, three pistols, two prominent young society men and an editor were the principals in a sensational street affray which occurred here late to-night. Len Button, editor of the Sunday Critic, was cowhided by McConnell Shelley. The affairgrew ont of an article in to-day's Critic A few nights ago, while in full evening dress, returning from a reception, Shelley was arrested for intoxication on the streets, and was locked un. He is a son of General Charles M. Shelley, who was Fourth Auditor of the Treasury under Cleve land. The Critic published a sensa tional acconnt of Shelley's arrest and imprisonment. When he read the paper he bought a rawhide, armed himself with a pistol, and went out to find the editor. A younger brother accompanied him, and he, too, carried a pistol. They met Button on the street and at once at tacked him. Button drew a pistol, bnt both the Shel ley s covered him with their weapons, and he dropped his gun. Then Mac Shelley struck him several blows in tbe iace with the rawhide, making ugly wounds. Bntton was finally knocked down, and then all three were arrested. Further trouble is feared to grow out ol the afiair. SWEPT BY. A TIDAIj WAVE. Terrific Storms Delay n Steamer and Drown Two of Her Officers. IFPECIAI. TELSOBA2C TO THE DISPATOH.1 New Yoek, February 2. The steamship Waesland, Captain Grant, from Antwerp January 18, arrived here to-night, after a rough time of it with westerly gales all the way over. The decks were flooded on Jan uary 25, and the engines were stopped for two honrs for repairs. On tbe next day there was a terrific storm, and. at noon a tidal wave swept the decks, stove in the for ward wheelhonse and port lifeboat, and swept overboard the fonrth officer and the quarter master. The storm continued with tremendous seas on the 25th. washing the decks of every thing. The engines were again stopped tor three hours for repairs, and on the 29th two hours and a hali more were lost by tbe same trouble. On Jannary 29 the Waesland Eassed an iceberg 400 feet long and 200 feet igh, and on the next day she passed the Mathilde, of Nantes, waterlogged and aban. dond. PITTSBURG, MONDAY. HIS HONOB AVENGED, A Sunday Morning French Duel in Which One Man Was Shot. MARQUIS DE MORES A MARKSMAN. He Heatly Wings Editor Dreifas on tho First Shot Exchanged. THE CZAR'S UNCLE SENT TO PARIS. He Goes as Bearer of aa Important Hessaje to Presi dent Carnot. The Marqnis De Mores yesterday foneht a duel with Editor Dreyfus, of Paris. The latter was wounded in .the arm at tbe first fire. He tried to resume the duel, but was obliged to desist from loss of blood which made him faint away. The Czar's uncle is in Fans with an important message for President Carnot. rnr cable to the dispatch. Paeis, February 2. The Marquis De Mores, well-known in New York and the Western States, in connection with a gigantic, but unsuccessful dressed beef enterprise, feeling insulted by certain articles in La Nation, sent his friends, MM. Feuillant and Dion, to M. Dreyfus, the editor of that jonrnal, to de mnnd satisfaction. The gentlemen were re ferred by M. Dreyfus to MM. Loccroy and Pichon. No other accommodation proving practic able, arrangements were made for a hostile meeting. The weapons were pistols, and it was agreed that six shots should be ex changed, and if neither party was touched the seconds should decide whether the dnel should proceed. The distance was to be 20 meters. The fight took place at 1130 o'clock this morning, on the Belgian frontier, near Cummines. The Marquis was cool and calm, the editor was somewhat nervous, bnt showed no signs of fear. At the first fire M. Dreyfns was struck in the right arm, the ball burying itself in the biceps, but not break ing the bone. The bullet was immediately extracted by the surgeon, and, although there was a considerable effusion of blood, the wounded man, finding his right arm was not dibled, demanded that the fight should be continued. While the seconds, were consnlting, M. Dreyfus fainted from loss of blood, where upon the physicians of both parties de clared the gravity of the wound rendered him hors de combat. This pnt an end to the contest, the principals declaring themselves satisfied. M..Dreyfns was removed to a hotel. The whole party wiil return to Paris to-morrow. AN IMPORTANT TISIT. The Czar's Uncle In Paris With a Royal Mesinite far Carnot. BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. P.AKIS, February 2. The Grand Duker Nicholas, third son of the Emperor Nioholas, and uncle of the present Czar, arrived in this city yesterday. His visit is regarded ai important, in view of rumors which have recently prevailed of a7 disturbance of the entente cordialo between France and Russia, and the startling prop osition of Colonel Stoppel for an alliance betweenFrance and Germany on the basis of the restoration of Alsace and Lorraine. There is reason for believing that tbe Grand Duke bears a message from tbe Czar, assuring President Carnot of the unalterable friend ship of Russia for France. He will have an interview with the President to-morrow, alter which he will depart for Nice, whither he goes for health, being a great sufferer from rheumatism. The correspondent of The Dispatch to day waited upon the Grand Duke at the Russian Embassy, where he is staying, and was granted an interview. In tbe course of conversation he gave it to be understood that he was in Paris for 110 special purpose. In reply to inquiries he declared that the friendship between France and Russia was perfect Neither country had committed any act to cause a disruption. GLADSTONE 08 TEMPERANCE. Ho Is In Favor of tbe Swedish System of Brgrnlallnir tho Traffic. London, February 2. Tn the new Cov entry magazine, The Three Spires ,a clergy man states that in a chat at the time of the debate on the local government, Mr. Glad stone said he was confident that the con science of the people would not allow pub licans to be deprived of a livelihood without compensation. He suggested that surviving licenses be heavily taxed, and favored the Swedish system of selling 'liquors at cost price, so that nublicans would have no interest in the sale. A USE FOR CAT MOMMIES. Thousands of Them Imported to Supply the Placo ot Nitrates. BY DCNLAP'S CABLE COMPAKT. London, February 2. An English firm, dealing in nitrates, guano, and other- ferti lizers, has secured a consignment from Egypt of many thousand mummies of cats, which were buried in ancient tombs as sacred animals. These mnmmies are said to be, when ground to powder, the best fertilizers in the world, even better than nitrate. Very Senslllvo In Portagnl Now. Lisbon, February 2. At a circus per formance last night, a pantomime called "Portugal in Africa," led to a row, the re sult of which was that the circus was com pletely wrecked by tbe large audience pres ent. Several persons were arrested. They Want Frenchmen In Qnebee. Paeis, February 2. Mr. Labelle, As sistant Commissioner of Agriculture of the Province of Quebec, lectured last evening before the Geographical Society. He ur gently appealed to Frenchmen to go to Can ada and cultivate the soil. The Czar Blny Take a Hand. London, February 3. The Vienna cor respondent of the Times says that the Czar has been summoned to St, Petersburg by Baron De Staal, the Russian Ambassador in London, to report upon the Anglo-Portn-guese dispute. To Trade With America. Lisbon, February 2. Another Portu guese company announces a line of steamers to America. The Custom House receipts for last month were $225,000 less than the receipts for January, 1889. WEST TIRGINIA EXCITED. Politicians Zieave tor tbe Capital to Wnlcb. tho Investlcatlon. I SPECIAL TELEQ E AM TO TBS DISPATCH. I Wheeling, February 2. The excite ment here over the bribery disclosures at Charleston is very great, and a number of prominent politicians of both parties have left for the capital to take a h-ml In tha r. citing scenes which the coming week Is ex-1 FEBRUARY 3, 1890. A NUN'S ELOPEMENT. Romantic Story From a Convent Near tho Golden Gate Two Sisters In Loto With Charles Pcrkins-The Veiled One Bscceeds. rSrXCIAI. TELEORAJJ TO TUB DISPATCH.! San Francisco, February 2. A ro mantic story of the elopement and marriage of a nun from Notre Dame College in this city has just come to light. Sister Margaret Mary was the name which Cora La Hanune assumed two years ago, when she took the black veil and Decame a teacher in Notre Dame College, which is opposite the old Mission Dolores Church in the suburbs. Her father is a French florist and she has two sisters, one married. The unmarried sister, Bertha, was recently en gaged to Charles Perkins, an iron molder. Bertha and her betrothed paid several visits to Cora, and young Perkins seemed greatly fascinated with the nun. Bertha noticed his infatuation, and they qnarreled on the day tbe three went together to in spect the new house which Perkins was fur nishing for his bride. Bertha's jealousy flamed out, and she asked him to decide between them. He chose the nan, and -the sister acquiesced. One stormy night, two weeks ago, the con vent sisters found that Margaret Mary had disappeared. They could get no clew to her, but last night she was found in the new cot tage with her husband. From his story and that of the Sister, it seems Cora obtained a dispensation from the Mother Superior releasing her from her vows, and also one from the Archbishop. They kept her secret. They were married, and, after a brief honeymoon, returned to the house that had been furnished for the younger sis'er. Bertha does not mind her failure to get married. She says it was better to give up her lover than to make two people wretched. NO OBSTACLE TO OPENING. Why the Sixth National Will bo Able to lteinmo Business. (SPECIAL TELEQEAM TO THE DIBPATCn.! New Yoek, February 2. Unless some unforeseen obstacle arises, the doors of the Sixth National Bank will be opened Tues day morning, by the old board of officers. If the doors are opened the vaults will contain ample funds to meet all demands, and there may be nothing visible to suggest that the old institution was for a few days at the mercy of the most reckless "bankers" who ever controlled a New York bank. This felicitous result will be the fruit of an extraor dinary Sunday conference, at which bank men and lawyers struggled for hours with diversified interests, which at first seemed impossible of adjustment. The object songbt was a compromise be tween practicallyallthe conflicting interests. The man most of all anxions to secure this was no other than James A. Simmons, who has been credited with being the brains and the capital of the whole raid on the Sixth National. There were represented, also. ex-President Charles H. Leland, the minority stockhold ers, and the depositors of the Sixth National, the banks which have made loans upon the stock of the bank for merly held by Mr. Leland, and the con cerns which hold, either by purchase or collateral, some of the bonds which were among the assets of the bank. NO GOLD IN TOE STREET3. Why a Russian Pllgrlmnae to Palestine Is to bo Made. JPrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TITS DISPATOU.t PjhlaDEIiPJIIA, February 2. About 500 dissatisfied Russian Hebrews who have no affiliation with their anarchistic brethren, who advise revolutionary measures in hopes of bettering their condition, were addressed this afternoon in the Synagogue of the Chil dren of Jacob. Most of the men came here from the country of their oppression, actu ally believing that gold could be picked up off the streets. Having discovered they were duped, and that it was a hard matter for most of them to get along, they aro not backward in asking for aid. For three long honrs to-day the men sat shivering with their coats and hats on in the synagogue without fire. It was penetrat ingly cold, but the hearers did not mind that. They were entirely interested in the addresses made by different rabbis, who tried to solve the problem of their future by ad vising all hands to go to Palestine and work on farms. Addresses were made by Rev. S. Morais, Rev. V. Cavo, Rev. E. Kleinberg, and others. After the meeting was declared adjonrned. about 150 of those present ap pended their signatures to the petition for aid, after saying they were willing to go to the Holy Land. READ! FOR RESUMPTION. One of the New York Wrecked Banks Abont to be Reopened. rSFECIAL TELEOBAM TO TBS DISPATCH. 1 Washington, February 2. Comptroller of the Currency Lacey said to The Dis patch correspondent to-night: "Negotia tions are in progress which will, I hope, result in the resumption of business by the Sixth National Bank of New York. Just when or bow this will be done I cannot say to-night. It is probable, however, that the bank will reopen very soon, if at all. I have not as yet consented to its being opened to-morrow, but shall very gladly, if the conditions are complied with which will enable me to do so with safety and protect the interests of all creditors and share holders. "I have from the first urged parties inter ested to arrange for resumption, and hope to. bring it about." A JDRI THAT MUST AGREE. The Judge Tells It to Be Suro to Bring In n Verdict. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Scbanton, February 2. Another 24 hours have passed without an agreement being reached by the jury in the case of Paul Hydo, who killed Jacob Sontaz. The case was given to the jury at noon on Fridav. The belief outside is that there are probably three or four who favor hang-' iug, me oaiance neiug inciineu to a seronn degree verdict Judge Gunder's decision that the jury must agree meets with popular favor. The trial of tbe Baird murder case, three years ago, ending in a disagreement, which afterward, on Judge Hand's ruling, gave the prisoners their freedom, in which the Supreme Court concurred. The trial of Frank Palladay. alias Paliago, the companion of Hydo on the night of the murder, will be taken up as soon as a verdict is rendered in the present case. FIFE RIG BLOCKS BORNEO, Together With a Number ol Residences, Causing n Loss of 8300,000. Danbuby, Conn., February 2. A most disastrous fire occurred here early this morning. Where stood last night five large blocks is to-night onlv a pile of smoking ruins. Three of the buildings were of wood, and occupied by George R. Stevens, art store; Hoyt & Co., grocers, and Sam Harris, clothing. The next two were of brick, and occupied as a large house furnishing store by Hull & Rogers. In the rear of the blocks was a cluster of wooden bnildings. All were swept away. During the progress of the blaze there were several explosions in Hull & Rogers' estab lishment, as they had a large stock of pow der and oils. Many people narrowly escaped "with their lives, ine total loss is bdous M EDEN IN LIBERIA Awaiting the Coming of Thousands of Hegroes From America. SOLUTION OF A VEXED PflOBLEH Being Urged by Educated Liberiana Work ing for Emigration. NO COLORED PEOPLE ARE WANTED, Bat Desirable Homes Are Promised to negroes. Full-Blooded Two emissaries from Liberia are now in "Washington. Their visit here is for the purpose of urging upon Congress the ad visability of assisting the emigration of negroes to Liberia. One is the President of , the Liberia University. Both are full blooded negroes. They are loaded with arguments for their purpose. rritOM A BTAFJ1 COKBESFOHBEirr.l "Washington, February 2. Rev. E. M. Blyden and Benjamin Gaston are two full blooded negroes now in this city from Li beria, in the interests of African coloniza tion of the negro. Both are highly edu cated. Dr. Blyden is a graduate of Oxford University and is President of the Liberia University. He is a firm believer in emi gration as the only means of preventing a race conflict, which will result in the prac tical extinction of the negro race in Amer ica. When he. says the negro race, he means it. He doesn't want "colored" peo ple in Liberia, and on this point he talks very interestingly, and with some sar casm. "Race pride," he declares, "is something altogether different from race prejudice. The one is a noble instinct, the other is an ignoble conception. Every race should seek to preserve itself pnre. That is the attitude of the Liberian negro. He seeks and hopes for a triumph of his people, free from con tamination. He has the word of God to guide him iu this instinct, which forbids the grafting of one stock upon another, even in the case of plants. ONLY BLACKS BBOTJQHT HERE. "There were no 'colored' men bronght from Africa to this country; all who came 'in chains,' as President Harrison says, were blacks pure and simple. The 'colored' man is only a cousin of the black man, a production of the white man. Under slave laws he had to be counted by th6 whites with the negroes. Since emancipation he naturally shows his preferences for the white side of his being, and the white man gives him the preference every time. Bruce, Revels, Douglass, Langston, Cheatem, Miller, Smalls, and nearly every other per son appointed or elected to office as the rep resentative of the negro race, is first cousin to some white man. He despises one side of his race, and is really despised by the other. He will never emigrate to a black colony. He will be far more apt to emigrate from such a colony to a white nation, where, as valet, bnrber, "waiter and menial, he can ape that which he admires but can never attain to "The colonization of 10,000,000 negroes will always be opposed by the half million 'col ored' people. Probably this is well for Li beria. The history of San Domingo, Haytl, Jamaica and the Barbadoes. is full of troubles cansed by the mixed breeds. It is best that they should stay with the men of the race who caused their being." AS AN INVESTMENT. Dr. Blyden believes that if Congress will provide the means, over half a million ne groes will be transported from America every year to Africa, and will help to build up a great repnblio friendly to America, having a great commerce with it, and thus give American interests an important field on the dark continent. Of the repnblio ot Liberia Dr. Blyden says: "Liberia is an American colony in Africa. It has been established at a cost of less than $3,000,000, and has existed for 70 years. All the nations ot Europe are spending money, immense sums, to secure a toothoid on that continent. England is almost ready to ob literate Portugal from the map, for interfer ing with her schemes. Belgium has spent millions of ponnds sterling on the 'Congo Free State' experiment; and Germany, on the eastern coast, maintains naval and mili tary forces that cost far more, annually, than the whole expense incident to the fonndation of Liberia. If cither of the countries named could acquire Liberia they would pay a hundred times the cost of it. Ho white man votes in Liberia, nor do black men, without a property qualification, bnt this qualification is made to induce the permanent settlement of the native people. no savages there. "There are no 'savages' within the boun daries of Liberia, which nre about equal to those of the Southern States from Chesa peake Bay to londa. .mere has been no attempt to conquer territory or people. The land occupied by the emigrants has all been secured by treaty and purchase." Mr. Gaston's duty is to go among the blacks and arouse interest in the emigration scheme. He has succeeded beyond his ex pectations, and declares that a great majority ot the pure negroes with whom be has talked are enthusiastic for the scheme. He has se cured thousands of names to a petition for the enactment of the bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Mr. Thompson, ot Ohio, appropriating $1,000,000 a vear, for ten years, to further emigration. The peti tion also asks the establishment of a weekly line of steamers between a Southern port and Liberia for the encouragement of com merce and trade between America and the American colony in Africa. Ligbtner. A BATTLE IN COURT. The Man Who Commenced tho Shooting Receives a Fatal Wound. Denver, February 2. At Dnrango, Col., Benedito Martinez and Jack Davis quarreled over the price to be paid for a piece of work, and Martinez was knocked down. The Mexican swore out' a warrant for Davis' arrest, and while he was in Judge Holland's Court arranging his bail Martinez entered and fired at him the ball passing through the body. The wounded man fell to the floor. Davis rushed toward the door when the murderer ran up behind and fired a ball through Davis' chest, killing him instantly. Martinez is County Commissioner of Archuletto connty and one of the wealthiest Mexicans in the State. The murder has created much excitement among the Amer ican and Mexican settlers. POISONED IN A BAKERY. A St. tools Bnker's Act That Caused tbe Death ofTwo Girls. rSPECIAL TELEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH. Si. Louis, February 2. J. W. Shietz, a baker at 1005 North Sixth street, sprinkled a pound of arsenic on some of his heavy cake, and tossed it on the floor of his shop, to kill rats. This morning two little girls, aged 6 and 8 years, .Minnie and Annie Brock, walked into the shop, and observing the cake, picked it up and ate it. They were taken instantly sick, and died to-night. Shietz was arrested. The police have a theory that he may have intended tbe cake for children, as he has been annoyed very much of late by the small boys in the neigh- V? O '&& A FIERCE CHUBCHKI01fUN AHEAD IN OHIO. Two Thousand Polish Women Defy Prlei and Policeman Two Ilnndrod OflU cers Unable to Subdue the Crowd Several Badly Injured. Buffalo, February 2. A tremendous riot occurred to-day in the vicinity of St. Adelbert's Chnrch, in the Second Polish Parish, at East Buffalo, which it required the full force of 200 policemen to quell. Hone were killed, but several policemen were more or less injured bv bricks and other missiles, and the leader of the rioters, a Polish woman, name unknown, was badly hurt. The riot was a continuation of the demonstration of disfavor with which Father Pawler, the Dunkirk priest who was appointed to this parish lately by Bishop Ryan, has been received. By order of Bishop Ryan, Father Pawler tried to hold services in the church this morning. The priest notified tbe police that he would obey orders and asked for protection. Over 200 police men were, therefore, sent to his aid. The priest was escorted in his buggy to the church by a cordon of armed detectives. On arriving at the chnrch they found drawn up around the gate of the barricade which had been erected around the church fully 2,500 Polish women and. girls. The men stood aloof on the other side of the street and looked on. The policemen were instructed not to strike the women with their fists or batons, so an unequal warfare began. The Polish wives fought like en raged tigers and they pushed the police men away from the gale by sheer force oi numbers. Finally the policemen beat down the barricade and surrounded the women. Then from their aprons the women pioduced salt and pepper, which they flung in the bine coats' eyes. They scratched, bit, kicked and yelled like so many cats. The arrival of the priest was the signal for the climax of the riot- The women hurled themselves en masse at his carriage, sprang upon his back, and one woman, who acted as leader, actually caught the priest by tbe throat and would have strangled him. It took four policemen to pull her off. The Polish men now added a shower of stones, bricks and other missiles to tbe fray. They were soon subdued by batons, and not a few went home with broken heads and bloody noses. Nine were arrested. Special Policeman Lyons had his shoulder blade broken, and half a dozen other officers were more or less injured. The woman ringleader was thrown down and trampled on in the melee and badly hurt. The priest was rescued badly scared and with his vest ment bespattered and torn. After his de parture the crowd was dispersed and the policemen are now guarding the priest in an abode known only to them. A BRANCH IN ENGLAND. Tbe Great Growth In the Business of an American fllanafnctarlne Firm. Chicago, February 2. Regarding a re port from New York that Frazer & Chal mers, of Chicago, probably the largest man ufacturers of mining machinery in the world, had been bought out by a British syndicate, Mr. Thomas Chalmers said to day: "We are merely establishing a branch in England, in which, it is true, there is to be some English capital invested. Onr business has been steadily increasing until it has n6w reached about $3,000,000 a year, making it almost impossible to handle it irom one distributing point. We make shipments to Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa, and Jiave heretofore been compelled to ship to London and from there to the various destinations of tbe consign ments. We have, therefore, decided to establish a branch in England, probably near London, where we will manufacture and ship direct without the additional trouble and expense of reshippingof Amer ican machinery, which we are at present conmelled to undergo. "We expect to about double tbe business by this addition to our capacity, or in other words, will expect the English branch to do a business of from 2,000,000 to 53,000,000 a year. Mr. David R. Frazer will go to En gland to superintend the erection of the works." SCIOTO AND NEW ENGLAND. The New Cotton Rome to New York Has Been Daly Organized. Coltjmbus, February 2. The sale of the Scioto Valley Railroad was confirmed 'at Portsmouth yesterday, and the new com pany incorporated as the Scioto Valley and New England Railroad, with a capital of ?5,000,000. A Board of Directors, with a majority membership from Ohio, was elected and the following officers: Presi dent, John Byrne, New York; Vice Presi ident, C Weidenfeld, New York; Treasurer, L. C. Newson, Columbus; Secretary, J. W. Whitney, New York; Assistant, C. O. Hun ter, Columbus, General Counsel, F. Sulli van Smith, New York. The directory In cludes Smith, Byrne, Weidenfeld and C. P. Huntington, New York. Joseph H. Rob inson, the old Receiver, has been appointed General Superintendant. An authorized mortgage of $5,000,000 has been placed on the property. W. P. Olcott, Chairman of the Purchasing Committee of the bondholders, took a majority of the stock issued, which was 5,000 shares. The new company will operate in connection with the Huntington system. WOULDN'T TRAVEL LIKE NELLIE. A Younger Girl Prefers Boj's Clothing- When She Goes Tonrlnc- .SPECIAL TELZCKA1I TO TUB DISPATCH. : PniLADELPniA, February 2. While walking around attired in . boy's clothing, Georgiana Delaney, aged 19 years, was ar rested last evening at Twenty-ninth street and Ridge avenue, and was taken to the Park avenue police station, where she said that she had come from Denver, and was on her way to Baltimore, where she would join her brother. To-day she was bronght to the Central station by Detective Almendinger, and in answer to his questions she said that she was born in Bangor, Me. Some years ago she accompanied her fiarents to Denver, and after they had been iviug there a short time both of her parents died. Abont six months ago she left Den ver, and since that time has been working her way East. She bad been wearing boy's ciothintr in order that she conld travel much easier than she could in her own clothing. MARRIED IN A LIGflTHODSE. Novel Wedding or a Llgbt&erper's Pretty and Gifted Daughter. tSPXCUI. TBLE011AK TO TUX DISPATCH. New Haven, Conn., February 2. A novel wedding took place in the Lynde Point Lighthouse, on tbe Lower Connecticut river, a few nights ago, of the lightkeeper's pretty and gifted daughter, Miss Minnie Bnckridge, to Ezra Kelsey, a young busi ness man of Westbrook. The event caused the assembling of a large number of friends of both families, and occasioned much in terest in the maritime population along the river. The happy pair stood under the rotunda of tbe light, and were made one by the Rev. Bernard Paine. Theceremony occurred just at nightfall, and at its conclusion the merry gleam of the lightbonse lamp shot forth over sound and river, bearing the happy tidings to hundreds of people "who knew the event was abont to take place. THREE CENTS 2. Supreme Court May Issue an 0r & aer ior we Arrest oi ' LAAK DEMUCEATIC SENATOBS, The Latter to Retaliate by Impeaching Re publican Judges. Aff IMPORTANT CONTEST OS TUESDAY, Quay's Committee Taxing a Hand la a Sptelal Lejis latiTe Election. Lampson's plan of carrying his contest for Lieutenant-Governor of Ohio to the Su preme Court is likely to cause extensive complications. There is a project to arrest the Democratic Senators it they refuse to obey the court. The members say if any thing of the kind is attempted the jndges will be impeached. .SPECIAL TELEGBAX TO THE DISPATCH.) Colttmbtjs, O., February 2. The old political excitement of three years ago, dur ing the reign of King Bob Kennedy in the Ohio Senate, bids fair to be re-enacted in the next few weeks, and all on account of tbe Republicans refusing to accept as settled the Lieutenant Governor's fight. On Thurs day last, after a hearing of the evidence in the contest between W. V. Marquis, Demo crat, and E. L. Lampson, Republican, the Senate decided, by a vote of 18 to 16, that Mr. Marquis had been legally elected, and was entitled to his seat- To this Mr. Lamp son demurred, claiming that the evidence had been read by summary only, and that there really had been no contest, and that he should still continue to claim to be Lieu tenant Governor until the Ohio Snprema Court decided that the contest was fair and legal, and that he was ousted, according to the law and the Constitution. looks out foe the pabtv. It has been the intention of the Bepnbli cans for some time to get this case before the Supreme Court, as it is Bepublican, and on a political question the court, as at present constituted, has never yet gone back on its party- friends. The following has been decided on: Proceedings in qno warranto will be instituted by Mr. Lampson requiring Mr. Marquis to show by what authority and right he occupies the chair and exercises the office of Lieutenant Governor. Mr. Marqnis will answer, and set np that part of tbe Senate jonrnal containing the record of the contest proceedings, as the evidence that he is entitled to the office. To this Lampson will file a reply, claiming that the Senate never acquired any Juris diction to determine the case, because it did not hear any evidence at length, but only a summary of the evidence. A lot or con tested election cases will be cited, in all of which the trials were before the entire Sen ate, and the members were sworn as jurors to hear said cases. A SAFE PEEDICTION, It can be confidently predicted that the decision of the court will be adverse to Mr. Marquis (Dem.), and it can also be pre dicted that as the Senate is a higher body than the Supreme Court, it will invite the court to go to that place where the fire is not quenched and where the worm manages to Drolong its existence indefinitely. This jury cannot oust Marqnis, and as it has no jurisdiction, and shonld it attempt to arrest that gentlemantfor contemDtof court, or any of the Democratic Senators for aiding and abetting Marquis, the first thing these Re publican Judges know they will find that the Senate has impeached them for disre garding their oaths in causing the Senators to be arrested, when the Constitution says: "No member of the Legislature shall be ar rested when going to and from the State. House, except for a capital crime." A CHANCE FOB BEVENGE. If impeached. Governor Campbell could then appoint Democratic judges, to serve until the next State election. The National Republican Committee is taking a hand in this matter, as tbe orders have gone forth to keep the Democrats from redisricting the State for Congressional purposes at any cost and at all hazards. A great effort will be made to elect a Re publican in the Brown-Clermont district Tuesday, and thus make the Senate a tie, 18 tol8. No Republican has been nominated there, but the man is agreed on, the tickets printed, and it is expected to repeat the Illi nois game of 1885, when the Republicans carried a 2,000 Democratic district by springing a candidate on the day of the elec tion, and the Democrats thought there was no use to come out and vote. There are stormy days ahead in Ohio. GENER0DS TO TlIE LAST. An Iceman Commits Snlclde and Leaves a False Reason lor If. rSPECIAI. TXLEPBAM TO THE DISPATCH. I New Yoek, February 2. The body of G. Conor, the Knickerbocker iceman who cut his throat with an ice ax, Saturday, at Monnt Morris, was removed to-day to an undertaker's. It has been learned that on Tuesday Mrs. Lizzie Conor left her husband, taking with her the two children, a boy of 10 and a girl of 7. Mrs. Conor's sister, Mrs. Mame Tav "" disappeared at the same time, and the 'iien and children were accompanied by a l. j whom the neighbors knew only by the name of "Charley." Mr. John Taylor, Mame's husband, remained in the city nntii Friday morning, when he also went away. One of Mrs. Conor's neighbors said to-day that the missing woman always referred to "Charley" as her cousin. Her brothers say that they have no consin of that name. Ha had been a constant visitor for nearly a year and a half. When Conor entered and found the furni ture upside down he became distracted. Ha said his wife had broken up his home and carried off his children and bis money. "The letter the poor fellow wrote laying tho blame on the company," said a relative of his to-day, "illustrates his goodness of heart. He did not want the real facts to come out and disgrace his wife, and he wrote what he did for a blind. There is no donbt, however, his trouble bad un hinged his micd, as you would admit, had you seen him those last lew days." LOTS OF POWER IN IT. Niagara Falls Mar Yet Be Used to Gen crate Electricity. ISrSCIAI. TELEOEAV TO THE DISPATCH.! Ottawa, Ont., February 2. "As Chair man of the Commissioners of the Victoria Niagara Park," said Colonel Gryow ski, "lam in negotiation for the use of Niagara Falls to generate electricity in sufficient quantity and power to be trans mitted to Buffalo, Lockport, Rochester, Hamilton and Toronto, there to be used as a motive power for working stationary engines at a greatly reduced cost per horse power.. The project is to drive a tunnel under the falls, at a point abont 165 feet below the upper level of the river, and at its termina tion excavate a large chamber for placintr water wheels and dynamos, the supply of water to be from pipes leading to the tunnel, with a fall of about 160 feet. 'That an almost unlimited electric power can be generated by the use of Niagara Falls is not doubted."