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Who writes exclusively for THE DIS
PATCH, trill furnish readers with
some interesting Supreme Court news
Of our time wdl be discussed bv REV.
PATCH. His first argument will ap
Speaker Reed Escapes Unseat
ing by Violence.
That Was Preparing to Rush on the
Man From Maine.
Mr. Seed Issues an Address of Explanation
to the Public.
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.
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.
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:
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.
"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.
"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.
"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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secretary Blnlno Again Deeply Bereaved
His Eldest Daughter Dies nt ills
Home la Washington Sin
cere General Sorrow
for tbe Family.
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
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
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.
The Inhabitants of French Gnlnen Knew
No Difference Between tho Two How
an Eclipse Was Fairly Caught
iTbroDKk tbe Itnln.
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
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.
For Publishing the Fact of a Young Society
Man's Drunkenness.
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.
Terrific Storms Delay n Steamer and Drown
Two of Her Officers.
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.
A Sunday Morning French Duel in
Which One Man Was Shot.
He Heatly Wings Editor Dreifas on tho
First Shot Exchanged.
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
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
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
M..Dreyfns was removed to a hotel. The
whole party wiil return to Paris to-morrow.
The Czar's Uncle In Paris With a Royal
Mesinite far Carnot.
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.
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
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.
Thousands of Them Imported to Supply the
Placo ot Nitrates.
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
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.
Politicians Zieave tor tbe Capital to Wnlcb.
tho Investlcatlon.
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.
Romantic Story From a Convent Near tho
Golden Gate Two Sisters In Loto
With Charles Pcrkins-The
Veiled One Bscceeds.
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.
Why the Sixth National Will bo Able to
lteinmo Business.
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.
Why a Russian Pllgrlmnae to Palestine Is
to bo Made.
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.
One of the New York Wrecked Banks Abont
to be Reopened.
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."
The Judge Tells It to Be Suro to Bring In
n Verdict.
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.
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
Awaiting the Coming of Thousands
of Hegroes From America.
Being Urged by Educated Liberiana Work
ing for Emigration.
Bat Desirable Homes Are Promised to
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.
"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.
"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
"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."
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.
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.
A St. tools Bnker's Act That Caused
Death ofTwo Girls.
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
Two Thousand Polish Women Defy Prlei
and Policeman Two Ilnndrod OflU
cers Unable to Subdue the
Crowd Several Badly
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.
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
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.
A Younger Girl Prefers Boj's Clothing- When
She Goes Tonrlnc-
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.
Novel Wedding or a Llgbt&erper's Pretty
and Gifted Daughter.
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
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.
2. Supreme Court May Issue an 0r
& aer ior we Arrest oi
The Latter to Retaliate by Impeaching Re
publican Judges.
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.
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.
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."
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.
An Iceman Commits Snlclde and Leaves a
False Reason lor If.
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."
Niagara Falls Mar Yet Be Used to Gen
crate Electricity.
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."

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