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WW pttImti AFRICA'S WONDERS. ROGER CASEMENT, Mr. Soger Casement, who has iust Of African exploration fame, will contrUnUe to THE DISPATCH a series of articles on the Dark Conti nents wonders. The first appears NEXT BUN DAT. returned from the unexplored region of Africa, will begin his narrative in AiT BUJVVAr'8 DISPATCH. M$mim JDRTY-ITFTH YEAR. Uflltiff The Windy City Victorious in the Initial Con test of the FOELD'S FAIR BATTLE. On the Eighth Ballot the West ern Hustlers Succeed by a Scratch. A QUESTION OF POLITICS. Democrats Make a Fierce Ef fort to Secure the Site for New York. THE MAILED FIST OF QUAY Forces the Southern Republican Members Into Line for tbe Winning Location. WASHINGTON HAD A LARGE VOTE On the First Call, bat, Like St. Louis, Lost Bapidljas the Fight Progressed I to a Finish. CANNON BOOMIKG ON LAKE MICHIGAN On the eighth ballot in the Honse for the tite of the World's Fair Chicago received 157 votes, jnst three more than a majority. New York made a very vigorous fight to the last The majority of the Democrats ulti mately supported the Eastern metropolis. Senator Quay took a band in the matter, telegraphing Southern Republican mem ben to Tote for Chicago. The opposition made an effort to secnre time to combine upon "Washington, bnt met with failure. TOOK JL 6TAFP COnBXSFOJrDEjrT. "Washington, February 24. Chicago was this evening selected by the Honse as the city in which to hold the "World' Fair in 1892: This result was reached on the eighth ballot, -ad the announcement pro voked a storm of applause on the floor and in the crowded galleries. Before noon to day the House presented the appearance of the hall of a great political convention. Nearly every member was there bright and early, and in addition there were the members ot the commission representing the different cities engaged in the fight They were working busily, rushing here and there, buttonholing that person for a mo ment's earnest conversation, exchanging salutations with friends, expostulating with this stubborn one, and applying convincing arguments to another. Tbe New Tork Adherents. Channcey Depew's smiling face was here, there and everywhere, now beaming pleas antly on a New York adherent, then laugh ing heartily at some attempt at wit from a man whom he wasted to become such. Ko less busy was ex-Secretary "Whitney, whose attentions were paid more exclusively to the Democratic side Energetic Mayor Grant was also there conducting tbe campaign in the most approved New York style. Mayor Francis and ex-Representative John J. O'Neill, together with several other St. Louisans, Mayor Cregier, Mr. Davis and Mr. Cragin and the Illinois Con gressmen, all were working like beavers, knowing that it was their last opportunity to catch votes. There was n constant sub dued roar in the galleries, into which the people had trooped until there was not even standing room, while the floor presented an animated scene, and one of great interest to the spectators. Anxlons Watchers In the Galleries. "When the time came for the House to meet the workers and other outsiders who had thronged the floor, retired to the gal leries, and from there watched the progress of the fight they had set up. Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, opened the proceedings by introducing Mr. Kevburn, the new Con gressman from Philadelphia to succeed the late Judge Kelley, and the Speaker admin istered the oath. Then the fiebt began. As the first roll call was commenced each vote was received with applause both on the floor and in the gal leries, but Speaker Beed soon put a stop to that, and thereafter until the conclusion there were but few demonstrations of that kind made. The greatest interest was manifested in the progress of tbe vote. Many members pro vided themselves with blank roll calls and kept tally of the number of votes for their preferred city. This gave rise to a funny little incident which caused considerable laughter. A Chicago Man's mistake. "When Mr. Mason's name was called, be, intent on his count, responded "65," and not until some one prompted him did he realize that it was "Chicago" that he wished to vote for. Some amusement was also caused by Mr. Skinner, of North Carolina, iwho cast a "scattering" vote on the first bal lot for Cumberland Gap. ,, The result of tbe first ballot was very -nearly as had been predicted, except that "Washington's vote of 55 was something of a surprise. She got several complimentary votes which on the second and subsequent Shallots were diverted to Chicago and New IXork. McComas or Marvland, and "Wilson, of -West "Virginia, with a few others, stuck to her rieht through, bnt with an evident de sire to get on the winning side, most of those voting for "Washington. on, the first ballot went elsewhere u soon as she began to lose a little. Progress of the Fight. Chicago and New Xork made gains on every ballot Everybody knew that Chicago would be well in the lead at the start, but many were of the impression that she would not be able to hold her strength. A distinct and well defined movement made itself ap parent about the third ballot Southern Republicans, who had been voting for one of the three other cities, changed their votes in favor of Chicago. At the same time Southern Democrats, who bad been voting for St Louis or Washington, began going over to the New York camp. Senator Quay is said to have been tele graphing during the last 24 hours in structions to the Southern Bepnblicans, over whom he exercises great influence, to vote for Chicago rather than New York, for the reason that the Bepublican machlnehad failed to secure control of the fair matters, in the latter city, and it wonld not so much, matter in Chicago. Political Aspect of the Battle The Democrats, seeing that the fight was between New York ind Chicago, naturally leaned more toward the former place, where the Tammany Democracy wonld reap creat benefits from the fair. So politics drifted into the fight after all, and the Home, hav ing more Bepnblicans than Democrats in it decided on Chicago. "Undoubtedly the Chicago campaign was conducted systematically and with greater sagacity than that of any of her rivals. Her representatives got out into the field early and created a sentiment in her favor, which, if the same means had been adopted, would just as readily have gone to one of the other cities. She had favoring resolntions adopted by the different State Legislatures and thereby bound to her the Representa tives in Congress from those States. Throughout her whole campaign her organi zation has been well nigh perfect, and even the rivals she has defeated sdmit that she has won the fight fairly and well. Tho Fart of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania delegation was at the beginning pretty well divided in sentiment on the question, but toward the close of the balloting most of them got on the winning side. Of the Congressmen from the West ern part of the State all except Mr. Bayne were for Chicago from the beginning. Dal zell, Bay, Townsend, Craig, Culbertson and "Watson were all with the Windy City from the start Bayne voted on the first ballot for Washington, on the third for New York and on the eighth and last for Chicago. To-night nothing is too good for a Chicago man. He is out in great numbers painting the town a brilliant Vermillion. Lighxnee. A VERY LIYELY TIME. SOME OF THE STRIKING INCIDENTS OF THE FIGHT. Heybnrn's Eflort to Create a Sadden Stnm. pede An Attempt to Combine on Wash ington Falls for Lack of Time The Tnrions Ballots. Washington, February 24. After Speaker Heed had decided that the question of holding a fair at all was not in order he ordered the clerks to call the roll. The first ballot resulted: Chicago, 115; New York, 72; St Louis, 61; Washington? 5G; Camber laud Gap, 1. On the next three ballots both New York and Chicago made steady gains, St. Louis and Washington both losing in proportion. Meanwhile the confusion iras constantly increasing. During the fifth calj Mr. .Mar tin, of Texas, was consulting with his col league, Mr. Mills, as to whether he would be justified in changing his vote from St. Louis to New York, and his hoarse whisper, with the other conversations, disturbed the proceedings to such an extent that the Speaker was compelled to suspend the roll call to obtain order. Finally Mr. Martin changed his vote in time to join the losing side. Chlcnso Alarmed for a Few moments. The fifth ballot showed a total vote of 312, and the Chicagoans were justified in becom ing apprehensive, for New York gained 15 votes, while Chicago added but 6 to her column. St Louis meanwhile fell off 10 votes and Washington 5. All was excite ment as the roll call again began. It was apparent that the Southern members, who naa steadiastiy supported bt. Xiouis up to this point were beginning1 to break away and were going over to New York. Consequently the expectations of the New Yorkers were at the highest point and in deed in this vote they polled their full strength, but gained only 6 votes, while Chicago gained 9, and St Louis and Wash ington kept up their steady retrogression, the former losing 10 and the latter 5 votes. The total vote was again 312, of which Chi cago received 149, New York 116, St Louis 28 and Washington 19. The New York people were discomfited at their small gain and began to realize that they could do no more. The desertion of Wade, of Missouri, from St Louis to Chi cago, added to their alarm, so the reading of the vote was demanded, not to verify it. but to secnr etime for consultation. An Effort to Gain Time. Heads were together all over the House and the result was shown just as the roll call was begnn, by Wilson's rising and moving a recess nntil to-morrow at 11 o'clock. There was a shout of disapproval and derision from the compact Chicago forces, and when the Speaker attempted to put tbe question several Chicagoans were on their icet with points of order, alleging that the motion came too late that the roll call had begun. The Speaker, however, declared that he bad recognized Mr. Wilson before the first name was called, and put tbe question. Without waiting for the announcement of the viva voce vote Wilson demanded the yeas and nays and they were ordered. There was much excitement on tbe floor at this point. Flower, of New York, was hurrying about from one man to another pointing at the clock which indicated the hour of 4:30, and urging a recess. rinnforn Combination. A rumor ran over the western side of the hall, where Chicago was in force, that it was tne purpose ot the New xorkers to arrange over night for a transfer of their strength and that of St Louis to Washington, and the fact that Wilson (in charge of Wash ington's interests) was leading the move ment tended to add currency to the rumor. If such was the purpose, however, it failed signally, for on the yea and nay vote the west cls.nnii.hly rallied together and the House refused to take a recess by a vota of yeas, 138; nays, 174. The Chicagoans were in feverish, impa tience, fearing some dilatory tactics that would lose them the advantage they held. Mason rushed forward to the clerk, ex claiming "call the roll, call the roll." New York's backbone was broken, how ever, and there was little further opposition. The clerk again took up his list and began, "Mr. Abbott," and so on down the roll. Tbe result was 311 votes, divided as follows: Chicago, 154; New York, 112; St Louis, 27; Washington, 17. Reybnrn Tries to Hake a Stampede. A majority wonld be 156, and Chicago had 154, just two votes short There was an agony of expectation when Mason dragged Kevburn, the new member, forward. He said he wished to change his vote from New York to Chicago and did so. He was greeted with applause and evidently ex pected to lead a stampede for Chicago, but he was disappointed. Nobody followed his example, and Chica go's total stood at 155 one less than a ma jority. The New York forces were retiring in good order, and contesting every inch of the ground. So another roll call was neces sary. It was the eighth, and the last, forChi cago achieved her victory, and of the total 307 votes received 157 three more than a majority. New York had 107, St Louis 25, and Washington 18. Following is the eighth ballot in detail: The Final Figures. Chicago Abbott, Adams, Alderson, Allea,ot Michigan; AUen, of Mississippi; Anderson, of Kansas; Atkinson, Bartine, Barwig, Bayne, Belknap, Bootbman, BoutcIIe, Brewer, Brick ner, Brokkshlre, Brower, T. M. Browne, J. B. Browne, Bullock, Borrows, Burton, Buttcrworth,Bynum, Caldwell, Cannon, Car ter, Caswell, W. Cheatham, Chipman, Clarke, of Wisconsin; Ctunie. Coggswell, Coleman, Comvict, Conger, Connell, Cooper, ot Indiana; Cooper, of Ohio; Craig, Crain, Culberson, of Texas; Culberson, of Pennsyl vania; Cntcheon, Dalzell. Darlington, Davidson. Dolliver, Dorsoy, Dnnnell, Evans, Ewart, Finlev. Fithlan. Flick, Foreman, Fun ston. Gear, Gest, GiUoru. Grcenhalge. Gros. venor. Grout, Hall, Hansbrougb, Harro, Hansen. Hayes, Haynes, Henderson of Illi nois, Henderson of Iowa, Hermann. Hill, Hitt, Holman, Hopkins. Houk. Kelly, Kennedy, Kerr of Iowa. Lacy. Lafollette, Lane, Linham, Lawler, Lewis. Lind, Martin of Indiana, Mason, McCIellan, McCord, McConnick, Mc Creary, MoKenna. McKinley. Milliken. Mor rey. Morgan. Morrill. Morrow. O'Neil of Massa chusetts, Osborne, Outhwalte, Owen of Indiana; Owen, of Ohio; Pflrrett, Payson. Pen dleton, Perkins, Peters, Piekler. PostPucb, Pujrsley, Ray, Reed, ot Iowa: Reybnrn, Rife, Rockwell, Rowel, Sayres, Scranton. Bcnll. feeney, Shively. Smith, of Illinois; Smith, of West Virginia; Bmjser, Snider, Hpooner, Springer, Stephenson, Struble. Sweney. Tay lor, ot Hiinois; Taylor, of Tennessee; E. B. Tay lor, J. D. Taylor. Thomas, Tnompson, Town send, of Colorado; Townsend, of Pennsylvania; Turner, of Kansas; Turpen, Vandevere, Van scbayick. Walker, of Massachusetts; Wallace, of Massachusetts; Watson, Wheeler, of Michi gan; Whiting, Wickham, Wike. Williams, of Ohio; Wilson, ot Kentucky; Wilson, of Wash Ineton, Yoder 157. New York Andrews, Baker. Bankhead, Banks, Barnes, Beckwith. Belden, Bergen, Bingham, Blanchard, Blount, Boatner. Breck enndge, of Arkansas: Brown, of Virginia; Brunner, Buchanan, of New Jersey; Buchanan, of Virginia; Buckalew, Brnnn, Campbell, Candler, of Georgia; Carlton, C3te, Clancy, Clarke, of Alabama; Clements, Covert, Cowles, Crisp, Cnmmlngs, Delano, Dibble, Dingley, Dunphy. Edmunds, Elliott, Farquhar, Fitch, Flood, Flower, Fowler, Gelssenhalner, Grimes, Harmer. Henderson, of North Carolina; Herbert, "Kerr, ot Pennsylvania; Ketcbum. Knapp, Laldlaw, Lansinjr. LehDacb, Lester, of Georgia; Lodge, Magner, Maisb, Martin, of Texas; McAdoo. McUann, Mc Clammy. McMlllen, McRafmlles, Moffitt. Moore, of New Himoshlre; Moore, of Texas; Mutchler, Nnte, O'tfeilL of Pennsylvania: Payne. Peel, Fenington, Perry. Pierce, Quack enbnh. Qninn, 'Raines, Reilly, Richardson, Robertson, Rogers, Rowland, Russell, Sanford, Sawyer. Sherman, Slmonds, Spmola, Stahl neckcr. Stivers, Tillman, -Tracy, Tucker, Tur ner, of Georgia; Turner, ot New York; Ven able. Wallace, of New York; Washington, Wheeler, of Alabama; Wilcox, Wiley, Wilkin son. Wise, Wright, Tardier, and Speaker Reed-107. St. Louis Bland, Brcckenrldge, of Kentucky; Caruth, Catcblngs. Cochrane, Dockery. Ellis, Enlof. Frank, Goodnicbt, Hatch, Heard, Kinsey, Mansnr. Mills, Montgomery, Niedrine haus, Noron, O'Neill, of Indiana; Stockdale, Stone, of Kentucky; Stone, of Missouri: Larsen, Walker, of Missouri; Wilson, of Missouri. 25. Washington Bowdep, Browne, of Virginia; Compton, DeHaven, Hibbson, Hemphill, Hooker. Lee, Lester, ofVirciniaj McComas, O'FerraU, Bosk, Skinner, Stewart, of Georela; Stewart, of Texas; Stockbridge, Stump, Wil son, of West Virginia. 18, HOW PLATT TAKES IT. He Admlta That Be I Disappointed, Bat Still Hopeful" Bis Denial of Certain Charge The Herald Pitches Into Him Ferociously. SPECIAL TrLIQHAM TO THE CISrATCD.I New York, February 24. The extra evening papers with the newsboys shouting "the World's Fair Chicagoed" made a sen sation around town to-night As Chicago steadily advanced in the balloting in the afternoon people wondered why the St Louis vote didn't come to New York, as had been expected, and wouldn't believe that Chicago's vote was going to stick. Mr. Thomas C. Piatt said in his rooms in the Fifth Avenue Hotel this evening: I am very much disappointed at tbe vote, for I bad hoped that New York would secure tbe fair. I do not give up hope, however, because there remains a possibility of the Senate agreeing to give the Exposition to the great metropolis. This is the place it ought to be held in. As a matter of fact I believe there is a majority of the Senate in favor of New York for the fair. It is not true that 1 have opposed the fair for New York at any time. My visit to Washington was on business of a commer cialjiaturc. but while I was there 1 spent much time with Republican members of the House, trying to get votes for New York for the iair. anu i Know tnat i secured votes for this town that would otherwise have gone to Chi cago. There are Republican Congressmen who will bear zne out in this. I worked hard in Washington to bring this fair to New York. The controlling influence which caused New York to lose the vote was sectional, rather than political. The West, Southwest, Northwest and remote West were bound together, as a matter ot propinquity. Those great regions united to have tbe shorter routes from their homes and their places of business to the fair. The Herald to-morrow will say editori ally: We extend to the city of Chicago our hearty congratulations, without a thorny point in tbem. New York has been snowed under, but we will not wag our tongue in censure. On tbe contrary, we take our medicine through smil ing lips, and, with large cood humor, bury our local disappointment In the national good will. Perhaps we may be allowed to say, however, witbout seeming too ungracious, that our love for Tom Piatt is not of that confiding nature which expels suspicion. The "Me Too" element in this problem has been its poison. We "dare the ovent to tbe teeth," and make bold to say that, while PJatt has cun ningly achieved bis own will, and blocked tbe will of the people, ho has done us an ill service. Shall we repay it when onr opportunity offersf Such wanton betrayal is only equaled by the profound hypocrisy with which it was accom plished. He may sell oar rights for his own and his party's advantage, but the people have good memories, and when they grasp 'the bruising irons of wrath" the demagoguo may better wish himself dead than face the hour of reckoning. THE BOOM OP CANNON Mingles With the Noise of the Tin Horn In Chicago Tbe CItr Determined to Mnke the Fair n Snecee All Are Entbnslnstlc Chicago, February 24. The street scenes in Chicago this afternoon and even ing told of enthusiasm modest bnt unmis takable. Mainly the incidents were not unlike those familiar to everyone when a National Convention is on. In tbe crowds surrounding the newspaper offices and other places where bulletins are dis played were representatives from all classes of society. It was easy to see from the faces that the vast majority felt an interest in the results that was little short of personal. Such cordial effusiveness warm . hahd-shakings, gratified smiles, hearty back-slapping, genuine shouts of pure joy with also much good feeling, is not often witnessed anywhere. The unanimity of the display was the feature of the occasion. Usually upon news of tills sort or rather at news from political . conventions, and the like, there is to be seen tbe inevitable losing side, but here all were winners. To night the toots of resurrected election horns mingle every few minutes with the boom of cannon on the lake front, and at the clubs, hotels, and other resorts, the coming of the Continued on Sixth Paqe. PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, ONE WAY TO WEALTH Three Officers of a Corporation Sell It Their Own Property, MAKING A PROFIT OP '$1,500,000. The Remaining Stockholders Take the Case Into Court, COAL TEBRIT0EX Iff CENTRAL OHIO The Bills of a Sensational Salt in tbe Hew Tori: Su preme Court Snit has been bronght against the officers of the New York Vnd Perry Coal and Iron Company by stockholders. It is charged that they unloaded practically worthless property upon the corporation at a profit of $1,500,000. The officers in question were re cently poor, but are now considered wealthy. rsrxctu, vxi.eqili.ii to the dispatch. New Yoek, February 24. The New York and Perry Coal and Iron Company, of No. 52 Broadway, with George A. Blood, Francis P. Perkins and Charlet C. Allen, are the defendants in a snit which has just been brought in the Supreme Court by Robert J. Lewis, William B. Bishop, Anna L. Bishop (bis wife) and Amos Tenney, all of this city, who are stockholders in the New York and Perry Coal and Iron 'Com pany, and bring the suit in behalf of all the stockholders. Although the company is made one of the defendants, the snit Is in reality directed personally against Mr. Blood, the Presi dent, Mr. Perkins, the Treasurer, and Mr. Allen, a trustee, these three defendants being a majority of the trustees and in con trol of the company. The plaintiffs charge in their complaint that in June, 18S7, these three defendants, then being trustees of the company, caused the company to increase its capital stock from $1,500,000 to $3,000, 000 and to issue 15,000 shares of new stock in payment for property in Perry county, Ohio. A PEOFITABLE TEANSACTI02T. They concealed from the company, it is claimed, the fact that they were owners of or otherwise interested in the property at that time, or'that the consideration to be re ceived for it was to be paid to them. It is claimed that by this transaction the defend ants realized profits, represented by shares of -this increased capital stock, virtually to the amount of the entire issue, it having been transferred (as alleged) by Perkins, who was the treasurer, to himself individu ally, and to Blood and Allen. A large por tion was so transferred directly and a larger amount indirectly to parties who took it as the nominees of Blood, Perkins and Allen. The action is bronght to compel these people to account to the company in respect of their transactions and dealings with it in the matter of the Increase of its capital stock, and the purchase of the property in which such stock was issued, and to return to the company whatever profits they made out of their transaction. Judge Barrett granted a temporary injunction, restraining the defendant from disposing of the stock which they holds until such accounting shall have been had. THE PBOPEEIT JS DISPUTE. It appears from the plaintiffs' complaint that the property sold to the company by the defendants, consisting of 600 acres of coal and iron lands in Perry county, O., was formerly the property of a Compaq y known as the New York and Straitsville Coal and Iron Company, "which mortgaged' the same to secnre the payment of $150,HX)0 of its bonds. This mortgage -was foreclosed in 1884. Upon tbe sale of this property In such foreclosure proceedings, George A. Blood purchased it for $31,250, it having been appraised under the appropriation laws of Ohio at 530,000. Mr. Blood, being a trustee of the com pany, apparently saw the impropriety .of deeding the property himself directly to the company, and receiving the consideration therefor, and it was arratfeed (so it is al leged) that Mr. Allen should resign as trus tee ot the company, in order that the con veyance might be made through him. This was accordingly done. Allen resigned as trustee, and Mr. Blood, by deed dated tbe 17th of June, 1887, conveyed the property to Allen in consideration of $1, and Allen on the same dav conveyed the property to the company. They thereafter filed a statement in the office of the County Clerk, dated July 7, 1887, alleging that the entire amount of such increased capital stock had been duly issued for cash and property purchased. THE STOCK GOBBLED. On July 22, 1887,. F. P. Perkins, Treas urer, transferred 2,600 shares to himself in dividually and 1,108 shares to Mr. Blood, and afterward a further amount to Blood and Allen, until there can be traced direct ly to the three persons between 8,000 and 10,000 shares. A further amount was also issued to the others' for the benefit, it is claimed, ot the three defendants.' At the next annual meeting following this transaction Allen was re-elected a trus tee of the company and has since been re tained in that position. It is said that Blood, Perkins and Allen were poor men when they became connected with the com pany and that they have since become rich. DEKOUKCED EIS HURDEREK. The Wife of a, Dead Man Believes That She Convened With Him. SPECIAL TELinnXM TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Habtfoed, Cohn., Fehruary24. Week before last James Fuller, a watchman in an Fast Hampton factory, was found dead with his head battered out of shape, and James Wilson, a fellow with an ugly reputation, was arrested for murder and is now await ing trial. Wilson says that he slept in the mill on the night in question, and was so drnnk that he can remember nothing except that toward daybreak he sobered up, went out of the mill and found Fuller lying on the ground and that his position indicated that he had fallen out of a second-story window. Mrs. Fuller, tbe wife of the dead man, now comes forward with a strange story. She declares that on Thursday night last her husband appeared to her and told her that Wilson had killed him by clubbing him to death, and explained the details of the murder. Mrs. duller was so terrified that she went to the house of a neighbor and repeated the story. She is ignorant, and cannot read or write, bat no amount of influence of her friends can rid her of her hallucination. She believes that she has really conversed with her dead husband and that be told her the story of his death. MORE IKDICTMEXTS PROMISED. The Remainder of the New York Bnnk Wreckers to be Arraigned. rersciAL tslzobvuc to tn DitrAtcn.i NewYoek, February 24. The grand jury continued their investigation to-day in tbe wrecking of the Lenox Hill and Equita ble banks. It is understood that they have determined to find indictments against more of the "financiers" who were concerned in the raid. The probability is that indictments will be presented to-morrow, and that arrests will promptly- fallow FEBRUARY 25, 1890. ' DYNAMITERS AT W0BK. Havana Tcrrlled by Lnwlesa Deed A Railroad Station Blown Up nnd 30 Persons Injured Brigands Parsso Their Calling Unmolested. - 1ST CABLE TO TITS DISrATCU.J Havana, February 24. An attempt, was made to blow up the Antilla Cabana cigar factory last night A dynamite bomb was exploded close to the walls of the main building. The adjacent houses were badly wrecked, but the factory was sot seriously damaged. Hardly had the people recovered from their fright when a tremendous explo sion took place this morning in the Bata bns railway station on the Plaza des Armor. This, although powder was used, was ter ribly effective. The station was totally de stroyed. Traffic was active at the time and the building was thronged with employes and passengers. Thirty injured have been taken from the ruins, some of whom may die. Others are missing. On the top of this disastrous outrage news comes from Cardenas that the ware houses of Henri Izurrieta have been de stroyed by fire. The losses are estimated at (200,000, on which the insurance amounts to $95,000. There is great excitement and alarm in Havana over these events. Com ing at a time when the Government is with out a head, the authorities are paralyzed and the worst is feared. Since the strong band of Captain General Salamanca has been withdrawn the brigands are increasing in numbers and audacity. They are swarming in the country around Puerto Principe. They have seized two wealthy men of that city and carried them off to the mountains, where they hold them for ransom. Similar cases have occurred in other parts of the island. The victims, having no hope of succor from tbe local authorities, yield to the demands of the robbers. A SUNDAY SCHOOL BOY Arrested Daring the Services for Stealing a Diamond Blng nnd a Gold Wntch After an Attempt at Conceal meiit Ho Make a Con. tession. rETSCIAL TELEOIIAM TO THS PISFATCH.1 St. Louis, February 24. An arrest was made shortly before 11 o'clobk yesterday morning in Rev. Dr. Blanks' Central Pres byterian Church daring the progress of the Sunday school services. It created all the more hubbub for the reason that the person arrested was an actiye and zealous member of the congregation and the Treasurer of the Society of Christian Endeavor of that con gregation. The capture was made by De tectives Harrington and Gaffney, and their victim was Mr. Burke Brocchus, a young man of education and prominence. Tbe officers walked into the church just as the Sunday school classes were about to be dismissed, and found the young man they had been seeking deeply absorbed in tbe ex ercises. They stepped up to him quietly and tapping him on the shoulder asked if be was Mr. Brocchus. He replied in tbe affirmative and immediately changed color, realizing, apparently, that something was wrong. "We are police officers," whispered Har rington, "and yon must accompany us to the station." The prisoner became very nervous, and looking at the officers appeal inglr, said: "I don't understand you." He had Jeen wrapping a piece of paper around ttai orhls fingers, and jnst as he started out with the officers he threw the paper on the floor. Brocchus stole a diamond ring valued at $800 and a gold watch from a guest of a fashionable boarding house. The ring was found in the piece of paper he threw on the floor. He has confessed. LAW AND ORDER LEAGUE. List of OjBeers Elected The Next Conven tion to be Held In PIttsbnrg. Toronto, Out., February 24. At the meeting of the Lawand Order League to-day the following recommendations by the com mittee were adopted: That the very cordial Invitation of the Pittsburg league be ac cepted, and that the next annual meeting be held in that city from the 20th to the 24th of November. These are the officers for the ensuing year: President, Hon. "Charles Carroll Bonney; among the Vice Presidents aro Hon. C. A. Boutelle, of Maine; Governor Goodal, of New Hampshire; Lewis D. Vail, Major W. B. Negley, Hon. Daniel Agnew and Hon. A. M. Barton, of Pennsylvania; Rev. Washington Gladden, li. D., of Ohio; Hon. Byron M. Cutcheon and Jerome J. Cobb, of Michigan; J, r. xiamsey, oi Aiiinois; J. j. ocnaener ana iion. Lew Wallace, of Indiana; J. B. OUn, of Wis consin; Right Rev. John Ireland, D. D., of Min nesota; Hon. L. D. Coffln and C. C. Nourse, of Iowa;T. H. Leavit, or Nebraska; John Mul vane, of Kansas; Hon. A. H. Colquitt, of Georgia; J. R. Dougall, of Montreal; J. M Wallace, of Colorado, and Senator Moody, of Dakota; General Secretary. L. Edwin Dubley, of Boston; Treasurer, E. L. Bonds, of Montreal. During the day Captain Wishart gave an interesting account of the operations of tbe league in Pittsburg. A great part of the time was taken up in discussing New Jer sey's liquor laws, and the speakers declared that the Legislature, the grand juries and the cities were controlled by the "rum power." , T0V AFFECT FvAILEOAD DEALS. A Verr Important Bill Introdnced In the Ohio Legislature. rSFICIAt. TBXXORAM TO TUB DISPATCH, t Columbus, February 24. Representa tive Hearn introdnced a bill which has its origin in the proposed consolidation of rail roads by the Pennsylvania company. As it is now the majority of the stock can name the figures for the minority to sell at when consolidation is proposed. Mr. Hearn's bill will change this materially. Instead of al lowing the majority of the stock to dictate the figures, tbe power will be given to judges of the courts. These, of course, will put the price at something like a true figure, and beasource of immense benefit and protection to the mi nority. The bill will be one of tbe most im portant ones to be introduced, and if passed, will inaugurate a sweeping change in rail road deals. AN ICE CROP DESTROYED. Keroseno OH Ponred Over a Pond Covering Eleven Acres. rSPECTAt. TZLIOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH. I Koundout, N. Y., February 24. A most dastardly outrage in connection with the ice harvest baa been perpetrated at Tan nersville, in Green county, Cabkills. The Cornell Steamboat Company had contracted for tho ice on a pond in that village, and on Saturday last a gang of men began cntting It for shipment to this city. This morning when the men went to, re sume work it was discovered that some mis creants had sprinkled kerosene oil on the ice, utterly destroying it for the company's use. A reward has been offered for tbe ap prehension of the person or persons. The pond covered U acres. Mother and Son Darned o Death. Saluta, Kan., February 24. Mrs. Sa mantha Baker and her 8-year-old son were burnqd to death yesterday. They presum ably went to the stable with a lantern, and accldentaly set the hay afire. The fire spread w rapidly that they were unable to escape, nnd both burned to death. CHARGES OF CRUELTY To the Irish Tenantry Heaped Upon the Tory Government. FIEECE DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT. Emin Pasha Will Return Once More to the Heart of Africa. DUKE OP 0RLEAKS IN A NEW PRISON. lie Eosslan Czar 17111 Tate Stepa to Ultimate the Horrors of Siberia, - In the House of Commons yesterday the Irish members charged Balfour's adminis tration with great cruelty in evictions. This precipitated a lively debate. The parties in Germany are preparing for the second bal lots. Emin Pasha will endeavor to recon quer his former African province. London, February 24. In the House of Commons Mr. Morley gave notice that be would move as an amendment to Mr. W. H. Smith's motion that tbe House adopt the Parnell report, that the Honse reprobates the charges as the gravest and most obvious falsehood, based upon calumny, that have been made against members of the House, and while expressing its satisfaction at the exposure made of the evil doers, regrets the wrong inflicted and the suffering and loss endured through those acts of flagrant iniquity. Sir Charles Edward Lewis, member for Antrim, gave notice that he would move that the House deplored that Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien, and seven other members have, by an official commission, been declared parties to a treasonable conspiracy; that Mr. Parnell and manyothers have been declared parties to a criminal conspiracy, and that the Honse finds the conduct ot such mem bers deserving of severe condemnation. SOME TOBY OUXEAOES. Mr. Sexton moved to adjourn. His pur pose was to call the attention of tbe House to the Illegal violence used by the Irish Ex ecutive during the Clongorey evictions. In the dead of night a body of emergency men, assisted by a body of armed police, burned the houses over the heads of the tenants and evicted them, making many families home less, while charitable neighbors, who en deavored to provide shelter for the victims, were roughly assaulted, the police marching to the farm where huts were in course of erection, and arresting the workmen in gross violation of law. Another lawjess outrage of the police was their breaking into tenants bouses and ar resting 17 workmen. Could the police' break into bouses for the purpose of making ar rests except upon a charge of felony? Father Kinsella, who had tried to protect them, had been sent to prison by a complacent magistrate for opposing the illegal com mand of a police officer. XJNSCBUPTJI,OUS ACTIONS. J All of this proved once again that Ireland was not governed by law, but was ruled by a horde of unscrupulous instru ments of a practically absolute minister. iiir. xauour ueniea inai ponce naa destroyed the property of tenants. Mr. Sexton, he said, appeared to think that evicted persons should be allowed to violate the law with impunity. Poverty might excuse mucb, bnt it could not excuse organizcd.and , -wholesale lawlessness. The men evicted at Clongorey were, however, rich enough to subscribe to the plan of campaign. They were rich enough to offer the land agent certain payment on con dition that their friends were let out of prison. Certainly landlords should be sparing in the use of violent methods of eviction, yet if it was once admitted that the law might be defied whenever resistance was backed by a powerful conspiracy a most injurious blow would be struck at the order and prosperity of Ireland. Cheers. Sir Charles Russell maintained that the Government procedure in Ireland consti tuted a system that could not long stand beside that of a country governed accord ing to constitutional principles. Hear, hear. PURELY ABBITBAST. The proceedings at Clongorey presented an instance where the police measures were pnrely arbitrary, without either legal sanc tion or moral justification. The despotism of Mr. Balfour directly endangered the peace of the country. The House remem bered the case of Clongorey as another in stance of how Mr. Balfour always stood by the police in enforcing the law, however brntal their conduct, or however great the interference with the rights and the liberty ot individuals, queers. j The Honse voted against the motion to adjourn by 196 to 154. Mr. K. C. Graham moved to amend the address by a declara tionin,favor(oi?sbortening the hours of labor, and that an instruction in harmony with the amendment De given to the dele gates appointed to attend either the Berlin or the Berne conference. Mr. Brad laugh opposed the amendment as injurious to trade and the best interest of the country. Bevo lutionists might favor such a measure. He was for reform, but not for revolution. A STATE SECBET. Tbe Bt. Hon. Sir J. Ferguson, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, announced that it would be premature to give the re plies to Germany's or Switzerland's invita tions to conferences, and that tbe latter was at present abandoned. Lord Bandolph Churchill was surprised at 'Sir James Fer guson, and saw no reason for any secrecy. He favored the discussion of the subject, but regarded the amendment as inoppor tune. He strongly criticised Mr. Bradlaugh's attitude, and thought that but few Radicals would Indorse it. He advised that Parlia ment should give a sympathetic but not a dogmatic reception to the demands of the labor party. The amendment was rejected by 108 to 87, and the address was adopted. AMERICANS AHED. The King of Mam Grants Enterprising Ynnkeei Important Coneeaslona. CUT DCNLAF'S CABLE COMPACT. Londok, February 24. The foreign office has received unpleasant consular reports from Siam. The King has refused to the Englishmen, but has granted to the Ameri cans important concessions in mines, rail roads and the banks. The Siamese suspected that the English were aiming to annex the kingdom. IN ANOTHER PRISON CELL. Tho Release of the Young Dnko of Orleans Again Postponed. Paeis, February 24. The Duke of Or leans was to-day removed to the prison of Clairvaax. This prison is the building of the ancient abbey founded by St. Berard in 1114, and the principal industry in which prisoners are employed is that of spinning cotton and flax. Mr. Gladstone to Speak on tbe Report. London, February 24. Mr. Gladstone Is studying the report of the Parnell Commis sion. He is expected to make a brilliant speech upon it in the course ot tbe debate on Mr. Smith' motion, that the House accept and approve the report. Earthquake la Italy. Eome, February 24. There have beea felt here two slight earthquakes, and there is great alarm. GERMAN LIBERALS WILL GAIN. The Socialists and Others Go to Them on the Secoid Ballots. Bebltn, February 24. The Socialist Central Committee has ordered that all vot ers of the Socialist party shall support the German Liberal candidates on the second ballots wherever the issue is between the German Liberals and the candidates of any one of the Cartel parties. The committee of the National Liberals has ordered its party to support German Liberal candidates against the Socialist candidates.- APPLIED FOR. A LICENSE. The Archbishop of Canterbury Desires to Sell Liquid Refreshment. CBT DDRLAF'S CADUC COMPANT.l London, February 24. His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, has applied for a license to sell "wineandbeer.tobedrank on the premises." The said premises, however, are those of the church house, and tbe purpose for which His Grace craves the license is the supply ing of liquid refreshment to the clergy of the diocese who are attending the memorial jubilee. SIBERIA TO BE REFORMED. The Russian Government Will Take Step to Correct the Abases. St. Petebsburo, February 24. The Government has taken a step toward allevi ating the condition oi prisoners. It has purchased a steamer to convey prisoners on tbeir way to Siberia down the Volga instead of sending them on the old barges, which made the voyage a terrible cruelty. It is reported that the Czarewith will, make a tour in Siberia next summer. THE FALLING OF A C0P0LA Buries 3S Men In tbe Rain, n N'amber Belnar Initnntlr Killed. Hambtjeo, February 24. While a large number of workmen were being engaged to day about the Flora Concert Hall, which is being erected in this city, the iron cnpola fell, burying 38 men in the ruins Five have been taken ont dead, and eight 'have been rescued severly injured. Five others are missing. EMIN PASHA GOING BACK. " The Man Whom Stanley Rescued Is Not Sat lined Yet. Beblin, February 24. Emin Pasha has written to a friend that he has declined the Khedive's offer of the Governorship of Eastern Soudan, with his residence at Suakim, and that be is resolved to return to Wadelai and reconquer that country for Germany. NEW-YOBK DEFSAUJED Of Millions of Dollars Yearly by a Clever System of Bookkeeping Tbe Ele vated and Sarface Roads Sot Paying Their Share. 'SPECIAL TXXXOBAX TO THE DISPATCH.! New Yoek, February 24. One of the most important steps ever taken by a city officer looking toward the protection of the city's interests has just been decided upon by Controller Myers and ex-Senator Daly. In the opinion of the Controller the elevated and surface roads of this city have for years cheated the city out of millions of dollars by systematically holding back true state ments of their net receipts in order to pre vent the yearly payment of B per cent of their net receipts, as they are obliged to do according to law. What makes it appear fraudulent on its face is the fact that notwithstanding the enormous increase in elevated railroad travel during the past lew years, the amount turned in by the Elevated Railroad Company has been exactly $5,471 three years in succession. The Controller says he has found a law which authorizes him to examine all of the books of the various com panies. It is believed, however, that the companies will vigorously protest against the examination. Should they do so, the Controller intends to seek tbe aid of the Legislature. The whole question may hinge on what are actnal net receipts. When the legisla tive committee investigated the gas compa nies a few years ago this same question came up, but was not finally settled, owing, it was said, to the influence of the powerful gas companies' lobbyists. The Controller has not rushed into this proposed investiga tion without due deliberation and until he consulted the best legal talent in the city. He believes he can easily show a way to se cnre for the city many millions of dollars which have been purposely withheld from tbe treasury by a system little short of legerdemain in bookkeeping. A PASTOR WITH A GDN. Thirsting for the Gore of a Member of Bis Church. ISrECIAL TZLEOBAII TO TBE DISrATCn.l BrEMiNOHAM, Ala., February 24. The Kev. Wesley Bryant, pastor of the Baptist Church at Sandusky, and P. H. Jenkins, a member of his church, are hunting each other with shot guns. Bryant has a wife and six children, and Jenkins has a grown son and a daughter 16 years old. Sev eral days ago Miss Jenkins left home suddenly and mysteriously. On Monday her father fonnd her in the home of a friend a few miles away and persuaded her to return home. She told her father that Mr. Bryant induced her to leave home. To day young Jenkins called on the minister and 'asked for an explanation. He was promptly knocked out in one round by tbe muscular preacher. Not content with this Mr. Bryant shouldered his shotgun and started to the house ot Mr. Jenkins. The elder Jenkins saw him coming and got the drop on him. "I don't want in kill yon, old man, but if you come one tep nearer I will," he said, when Bryant reached the gate. With a promise to see Jenkins later the minister left- Both men are armed, and if they meet again there maybe bloodshed. In the meantime the members of Mr. Bryant's church are very indignant, and will call npon him to explain or to resign. PITTSBORGERS OBTECr. A New York Trast Company In Possession of the Corry Water Works. rSPICTAI. TZLIOBAM TO TIT DISPATrn.t Eeie, February 24. The Farmers' Trust and Loan Association, of New York, has possession of the Corry Water Works, and because the plant won't pay its current ex penses, tbe New York house wants to dis pose of tbe concern, which is capitalized at ?CO,000. Wood & Co., or Pittsburg, are stockhold ers and are resisting the sale, which has been carried into the United States Court. To Pass a Law to Punish Witnesses. Louisville, February 24. The com mittee in charge of the lottery investigation find that they have not the power to punish witnesses for contempt. They will have a bill passed making it a misdemeanor for witnesses to refuse to answer questions by the committee and make another effort to get the facts regarding the operations of lot teries in Kentucky. iTHREE CENTS ABOWO TO ACTM. '? A Clzn-M& Convention Eipels the TriaVo nd Gamp 20. V-4, THE CE0NIH $ DB50UNCED. J& A Deficit of Over $l(.,Wui the AccoanU of the Order. SULLIVAN'S FOLLOWERS WILL SECEDB; Aad Form a Sew Society 1b Which Hut Cob Ban Ccnplete CiatroL At a Clan-na-Gael' convention held in Philadelphia Sullivan and his friends were expelled from the order; " The murder of Dr. Croninwas strongly denounced. It is charged that $126,000 is missing from tha society's treasnry. IBrZCIAL TZLZOBA3I TO THZ DISPATCH.! Netv Yoek, February 24. The anti Sullivan faction of the Clan-na-Gael Execu tive Committee got tired chasing around for the friends of the Sullivan faction, as it has been doing for months after the murder of Dr. Cronin, and called a convention on its own account of the Clan-na-Gael, which is said to have been held recently in Philadel phia. It is said that every camp hut 13 in, the society was for a thorough renovation. About the first thing done was to fire Camp 20. A VIG0B0TJ3 DENUNCIATION. It was unanimously resolved that Camp 20's place forever remain blank "to mark our horror of the actions of that eamp and, the crime of some of its members." Upon the recommenda tion of the Judiciary Committee, Alex ander Sullivan, Michael Boland and D. C. Feely, who occupied the "triangle," were expelled and debarred forever from membership in the Clan-na-GaeL The same punishment was visited upon the Sullivans, members of the Executive Committee, Brad ley, of Philadelphia; Secretary Thomas H. Konayne, or this city; Leonard, of Fall Eiver, and Buckley, of Chicago. The convention appointed a committee to prepare for publication a report of the murder of Dr. Cronin for distribution among members of the Clan-na-Gael. In the report, now made public, are these strictures upon the management of the Clan-na-Gael by Sullivan, Boland and Feely: "The era of peculation now began with a full treasury, a complacent treasurer and no restriction. The objects of our so ciety were no longer thonght of. It was no longer to aid the Irish people, bnt to save Ireland in spite of the Irish." A BIO FINANCIAL DEFICIT. It was said that $126,000 was missing ' fromthe funds of the society, charged up to Sullivan, Feely and Boland, who composed the mysterious "triangle." No plan was suggested to secure the return Of the money into the treasury. It was reported to-day that the Sullivan, faction in the Clan-na-Gael were thinking of calling a convention to take an account of tbe membership and stock of their side, and setting up shop in opposition to the anti-Sullivan faction. Secretary Thomas H. Konayne said, in his office at the top of Temple Court, that he had not taken the-trouble to find out whether he had been expelled. He did not know what strength the Clan-na-Gael had. or what its prospects for the future were-or-l who were running things now. LEFT HER MONET TO A L0YER. A Contest Over tho Will of a Wealthy Yonng Woman. rSPICIAL TXUQKAX TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Habtfoed, Conn., February 24. la the Superior Court in this city is pending; an interesting case involving an attempt to break the will of Miss Mary Ann Welch, of Windsor Locks. She died in May, 1880, and left her property, abodt 25,000, to T. F. McCartv, to whom she was engaged to be married. John McGrath, the yonng woman's uncle and nearest relative, claims that the will was secured through undue in fluence at a time when sickness made tha testator of unsound mind. It came out through testimony that Miss Welch bad been ill five days. The night before she died McCarty came to see her and there waa talk of getting her to make a will. Lawyer John B. Healey was sent for and drew up a will. He and McCarty held her up in bed to sign it. She wrote "Mary" and fell back unconscious. Mr. Healey finished writing her name and made across. Then witnesses signed. The young lady died the next morning. Mr. Healey testi fied that Miss Welch told him she had no near relatives and wanted McCarty to have her money. He drew the will in accord ance with thi3 request. CAN WORK A REVOLUTION. Rev. J. B. Hamilton Denounces the Treat tnent of ftnperannuated Pastors. Boston, February 21. Eev. J. B. Ham ilton, of Brooklyn, addressed tbe Bdston Methodist Ministers this forenoon in de nunciation of the treatment by that denomi nation of lU superannuated pastors. In tha course of his address, he said: "When I get ready to give the church the facts I have gathered, I can work a revolntion. Suffice it to say that the condition of the veterans of Methodism has ceased to be a shame; it is a crime. If it isn't remedied it will brings curse upon the Church." At the close the clergyman was given a vote of thanks, "for bis interesting ad dress," and was requested with hardly a dissenting voice to furnish a copy of it for publication in the Christian Advocate and Zion's Herald. DROWNED WHILE DRUNK. The Bodies of Tw Brothers Fished Frons the Water at Sing Sing. ISrZCML TXUUJBAX TO THE DI3PATCH.1 Sing- Sing, N, Y.. February 24. Tha dead bodies ot John and Thomas Kelly, brothers, aged 22 and 28 respectively, were found in the water near the wharf to-day. They went to New York on Sunday, and re turned at 11 o'clock on the same night. They were seen walking up the street to gether. It is conjectured that they were both drunk and that ther turned down to the wharf instead of gofng toward their home, and accidentally walked into the river. HASTINGS IN GREENSBCRG. The Genial General In Consultation With Lending Republicans. tsrxctAi. TzucaicAir to the dispatch.1 Geeensbueo, Eebrnary 24. General Hastings and Hou. John P. Harris, of Bellefonte, are here this evening in consul tation with leading Republicans. The Gen eral was given a reception at the Fisher House to-night, at which Judge Harry White and other prominent personages were present. The probability is that the delegates will go instructed to the State Convention. Henvy Snow Storm In Montana. Helena, Mont., February 2-1. A heavy snow storm, the worst of the winter, is reported prevailing all over Montana, There is a cntting wind and the theissuieter is 10 below. Cattle men are uneasy.