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Reported to Have Been jie
Cause of the Sudden Ill
ness of the Czar.
The Remorseless fiihilists are Only
Waiting for a Chance.
In a Desperate Effort to Eetrieve His Fallen
There are many conflicting reports regard
ing the sickness of the Czar of all the Bus
Bias. It is asserted that the Nihilists had
something to do with it. This, of course, is
denied by the Government officials. Bou
langer's lunds are exhausted, and he may
return to France determined to do or die.
The talk of the Franco-German alliance has
been revived.
London, April 5. Copyright. The
full story of tiie Czar's illness has yet to he
told, because no Russian dare telegraph
about it on pain of prison, and the mail
itself is not considered safe from the ubiqui
tous secret police and their agents. It has
already become known through underground
.channels that His Majesty's indisposition
Was sudden and alarming, and that physi
cians were brought ii hot haste from St.
Petersburg to assist the two court doctors
who were in the palace at the time.
Kumor speaks variously of poison, bombs,
daggers, apoplexy, epilepsy, heart disease
and suicidal frenzy, the balance of credi
bility pointing to the first named cause.
The brazen official Russian telegraphic
agency which doles out items of socalled
news from time to time to the outside world
has of course declared that the Czar is in
the best of health and that there has been
nothing whatever the matter with him.
Similar lies were telegraphed with equal
effrontery when the Emperor and Empress
lay prostrate from nervous and physical
chock caused by the Nihilist-planned rail
way smash at Borkhi.
Much noise is being made by the students
in St. Petersburg, Moscow and other large
towns in Russia. The youngsters have
pluckily protested against the latest re
vealed Siberian horrors, and against the
continual interference and tyranny of the
Government officials in college manage
ment. Many of them have been rusticated,
and not a few, including several professors,
are now in orison as political suspects, with
n fair prospect of Siberia.
But the real danger lor the Czar lies not
in the noisy demonstrations of excitable
boys, but in the calm, remorseless plotting
of the extreme section of the Nihilists, edu
cated men who have made up their minds
that the regeneration of their country can
come only after a social and political cata
clysm. Arrests made from time to time, and
mysterious suicides and disappearances,
prove beyond doubt that the extreme party
has adherents in the ranks of the imperial
body guards, among the nobility and even
in the palaces of the Czar.
A select body of them, mostly Russian
refugees, but including several English
'women and Englishmen of good repute,
met last Monday night in a small room of
the Strand "to take important steps." That
is all that has been allowed publicly to
transpire of the proceedings at this very re
markable gathering, but reading between
the lines the meeting was probably sum
moned to consider important news, for it
was on Monday that the Czar was taken ill,
atthongh the announcement was not pub
lished in London until "Wednesday morn
Emperor William has been spending a
good deal of his time in his study engaged,
it is understood, upon the preparation of a
speech which he has decided to deliver in
person at the opening of the new Reichstag.
The speech is to be the finest ever delivered
lrom the German throne, and, according to
current report, is to contain among other
things, yet another essay upon capital and
The Kaiser is also credited with the au
thorship of a sensational pamphlet just pub
lished anonymously in Berlin in which im
perial socialism is fully explained and
justified. The pamphleteer gravely asserts
tnat the Emperor is at the head of a secret
Eociety which numbers among its members
General Caprivi and the Minister for "War,
and has for its chief object "the reconcilia
tion of democratic parties alienated by
Prince Bismarck."
The Emperor sees that the monarchical
principle is gradually sinking, but this fact
eimply stimulates him to daring deeds. He
will "snatch the reins from the hands of the
democracy and undertake to regnlate social
questions for himself, It was thus that
Constantine seized Christendom and made it
his own to save a throne endangered by the
new doctrine."
i But the young Kaiser will be as unselfish
.as he will be heroic He proposes to save
loot only himself, but all the shaking
thrones in Europe, and when he has com-
jpleted the operation of rounding up, "So
Icialiam will lie dead at his feet like the
dragon at the feet of Siegfried." The book
lie pitched in a laisetto Key nigniy sug
gestive of Kaiser "Wilhelm, and the pro
gramme is so melodramatic and fantastic
that it may well be the creation of his rest
less brain.
But for the moment the authorship is dis
coverable only by conjecture and inference.
The Daily JS'eics is inclined to father it upon
.the Kaiser on the grounds, among others,
that "the writer betrays a most intimate ac
quaintance with much that passed behind
the scenes, that he must at least have been
inspired by persons in the highest positions,
and that he makes use of expressions which
the'K-Uer has frequently uttered." The
reasons are not exactly conclusive, but they
may be reinforced and strengthened during
the next few days.
Prince Bismarck, after an unnsually
exciting birthday, is engaged in sorting out
and arranging his presents and answer
ing telegrams and letters of congratulation,
a task which will occupy him for several
days, after which he will find himself in the
novel position of having nothing particular
to do. Friends fear that idleness will kill
him or drive him mad, and would like to put
him in the Reichstag. His presence in
Parliament would, it is believed, act as a
check upon the impetuous Kaiser. Ten
years ago the Prince publicly declared that
if ever he resigned office he would speak his
mind as occasion required from a private,
member's seat in the Reichstag, but this is
the year 1890 and Kaiser "Wilhelm, the
second, reigns in Germany. Bismarck's
dnty to posterity is obviously forthwith
to commence writing his memoirs.
One Jinn Who Thinks the Fall ot Bismarck
May Lead to n Franco-German Alli
ance A General Feeling of
Pa eis, April 5. Colonel Stoffel, author
of the famous pamphlet proposing an alli
ance between France and Germany, sees in
the resignation of Bismarck a way opened
to realization of his scheme. The German
Emperor, he thinks, is anxious for the res
toration of friendship with France, and that
the ultimate result of the labor conference
will show whether or not that alliance will
be brought nbont in this generation. Bis
marck, he says, was for peace, but only at
the expense of those under his iron hand.
But the young Emperor is of a different tem
perament He knows too well there is noth
ing to be gained by oppressing France,
whicn will some day rise up in her might
and endeavor to regain her lost provinces,
the consequences of which wonld be terrible.
All Europe would be involved in one of
the bloodiest and most cruel wars history
ever recorded. The young Emperor of Ger
many, though a brave soldier, is not am
bitious for war. Hence, being emancipated
from the influence of the Iron Chancellor,
he will be disposed to deal graciously with
a nation like France, whose sole ambition is
to maintain and develop what she possesses.
He thinks there will never be a general dis
armament in Europe so long as the Czar of
Rnssia lives, who, like a bird of prey,
awaits his chance to pounce upon his victim.
The Czar would be master ot Europe and
nothing would give him a better oppor
tunity than a war between France
and Germany. France sent her delegates
to the Berlin conference. That was a Uep
toward reconciliation, and may yet result in
a friendly meeting between the President of
the Republic and the young Emperor of
Germany, which meeting, if happily it
should take place, cannot fail to have the
desired result. The ragged Russian bear
will then be left to growl alone in its own
cold climate.
The Colonel is of the opinion that Bis
marck's retirement is only for a time, and
that circumstances will again force him
upon the young Emperor. M. Paul De
Cassagnac says that the French people'wonld
rejoice at the fail of tbeir moit ferocious
enemy, were it not for the fact that the un
certainty of the future weighs as heavily
upon France as it does upon Germany.
He ! Thrown From n Cnrriaso Near Monte
Carlo nnd May Die.
London. April 5. J. S. Morgan, the
American banker, is lying almost at the
point of death in his residence, Villa Hen
rietta, Monte Carlo. Morgan was driving
from Beaulieu to Monte Carlo on Thursday,
and when near the village of Eze, where the
road and railway run parallel, the horses
were frightened by a train and bolted. The
coachman brought up the team after a short
run, but in the meantime Morgan had
jumped from the carriage.
He was found in the road insensible, suf
fering from concussion of the brain. His
forehead was also badly cut, his lips were
split, his nose severely injured and his left
wrist broken. He has recovered somewhat,
but as he is 77 years of ace grave fears are
entertained for his recoverv.
A Sharp Trick of the British Merchants to
Save Poatacc.
LONDON, April 5. Yankees might learn
a few sharp tricks from the simple and
straight-forward British merchant. It has
just been discovered that some large firms
dealing in popular articles, who send out
millions of circulars per year, post these cir
culars in Germany to the populace of Lon
don and the provinces. The reason is that
it only costs half a penny to send an un
sealed envelope in Germanv, as in America,
while in England the half-penny postage
only carries a wrapper open at both ends.
The result is that the German Postoffice
gets the money and the English Postoffice
gets the work, and the thrifty British mer
chant saves a half-penny on each of his cir
By the Partial Chance In the Policy of the
Rending; Rond.
London, April 5. The compromise with
reference to the Philadelphia and Reading
directorate has raised hopes here that this
property will be more remuneratively man
aged in future. So far as the stockholders
are concerned, the Times says: "In future
it is hoped that the real owners of the prop
erty will be properly represented on the
directorate, and that Mr. Corbiu will no
longer be absolute, either in the disposal of
the company's resources or in the determi
nation of its policy. "What steps may be
necessary at the next election for the Presi
dency of the company will depend on the
results of the administration of tbe road
during the current year."
Driving- a Donkey Una a. Beneflclal Effect
Upon Qneen Tictorln.
' London, April 5. Queen Victoria con
tinues to take long drives, often in a donkey
chaise, in the neighborhood of Aix les
Bains, and her rheumatism is steadily sub
siding. In her absence the ancient royal
charities, known as the royal maundy, were
distributed on Thursday in the Chapel
Royal, Vhitehall, bv the Lord High Al
moner to 71 men and 71 women, the number
of each sex corresponding with the Queen's
The quaint ceremony has been fully de
scribed in The Dispatch, and has not
altered for hundreds of years.
Protecting Their Investment!.
Beblin, April 5. The Deutsche Bank
is about to issue shares in a new German
American Trust Company to promote and
protect investments in American stocks.
General Boalanger In Broken In Fane
Not In Spirit Ho May Make a
Sadden Appearance in Inc.
French Cnpltal.
Pabis, April 5. The conference in Jersey
and the report that General Boulauger may
return to France, have set Paris again talk
ing abont the brave General. Indeed the
chief of the parti National is nothing if not
sensational, and he is of the opinion that he
is never sensational unless he keeps moving
along. These are pressing reasons assigned
by his enemies for his taking instant action,
the most potent of which is that he is in the
throes of poverty.
It is true that General Boulauger is in a
dreadful financial strain, so much so that he
was not only compelled to accept 4,000 fraucs
accruing from a recent concert given, as
stated, for the benefit of those of the Bou
langist party "who had lost their places or
otherwise became financially involved
through devotion to the cause of revision,"
but was recently obliged to give the Duchess
D'TTses his famous black horse, and make
over his personal effects to Madame De Bon
nonain, in order to meet his debts at Jersey,
where since he left London, his expenses
have been 100 francs a day.
In these circumstances something was to
be done, and he is now preparing to play
his last card either to win or lose iu the
coming municipal elections. Hence the
conference at St. Helier. General Bou
langer's advisers are of the opinion that the
young Duke of Orleans will yet be pardoned
and in that event the General is prepared
to enter Paris at an opportune time and give
himself up to the authorities that his friends
may demand amnesty for him upon the
same grounds upon which the Duke may
yet be pardoned.
French Losses Reported to be Serious and
Another Expedition Necessary.
London, April 5. The French losses in
Dahomey are more serious than has yet been
officially admitted. This is unfortunate for
the new Government,as the Boulangists are
certain to make a violent attack upon its
policy. It was a similar attitude in refer
ence to Tonquin which brought such odium
upon the Ferry Government, and a persis
tency in thus withholding information may
well bring upon Freycinet the fate which
befell Ferry.
Meantime another expeditionary force for
Dahomey is being talked of as something
certain to take place.
Ho Is Depressed by tho Denth of HI Favor
ite Daughter.
Chicago, April 5. Marcus C. Stearns,
one of Chicago's oldest and wealthiest resi
dents, attempted suicide at his handsome
Michigan avenue residence to-day. He
fired four bullets into his head, producing
wounds from which recovery is impossible.
One shot fired into the mouth almost split
the tongue in two.
The members of the family profess abso
lute ignorance beyond the fact that for
some time Mr. Stearns has been in depressed
spirits. The four shots were heard-in rapid
succession and a moment later Mr. Steatns
was found stretched on his back on' the floor
in his room, his head inji pool ot bjood. It
is surmised that his depression was due to
the recent death of bfc favoritt daughter,
the wife of ex-Mayor Carter H. Harrison.
Mr. Stearns was one of the leading mem
bers of the Board of Trade and has an es
tate worth perhaps 51,500,000. '
They Sar They Are bailing: Safely on the
Good Ship Zion.
Salt Lake, April S. In the Mormon
Conference to-day. Apostle John W. Taylor
said: "I expect to witness much opposition
against this people, but I expect to see the
Kingdom of God pass safely through it all."
Apostle Heber J. Graut said: "It is not
the visitation of the angels' association with
Prophet Joseph Smith or any of the mani
festations of the spirit of God which causes
men to be faithful. It is their own faithful
ness in keeping the commandment of God."
Apostle John Henry Smith said: "As
has been said, there need be no fears regard
ing the fate and destiny of the work. "With
regard to individuals it is different. Men
are liable to step aside from the path of
duty. The mission of the work of God,
however, cannot be prevented in its accom
plishments. "We are called to be laborers in
it. "We are on the good ship Zion."
Behind Dr. Depew That Stretches
New York to "Florida.
New Yoek, April 5. Dr. Chauncey M.
Depew arrived home from his trip to Flor
ida to-night in his private car, tacked on
behind the Congressional limited express.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Depew, bis
son and niece and Mr. Duval, his private
secretary. He does not look like tbe grip
stricken invalid who went South for his
health a few weeks ago. He said on arriv
ing that he felt like an athlete.
"My trip down," he continued, "was a
journey on the flat of my back. My coming
home was a succession of three speeches and
a dinner a day. I have left a train of elo
quence behind me that stretches from here
to Florida. Phew, it's cold, isn't it? It
was 84 in St. Augustine when I left
Cmtom Official! Diibelievo the Story of Big;
Frond! by German GlovoDealen.
NEW Yoke, April Collector Erhardt
said this morning that he had received no
information regarding the reported swindles
of the Government by the glove exporters in
In regard to the report that United States
Yice Consul Diedrich, at Leipsic, had writ
ten to "Washington, stating that he had dis
covered a scheme whereby German glove
manufacturers had swindled this Govern
ment out of millions of dollars, Special
Agent Tingle, of the New York Custom
House, says that such letters are common
and generally exaggerated.
The Cherokeo Nation Will Part With the
Strip at a Fair Price.
St. Louis, April 5. Advices from tbe
Cherokee Nation say that Chief Mayes
has returned home from "Wash
ington, but refused to talk much.
He will convene the National
Council in extra session early in May and
it is said by his intimate friends that his
message will favor the sale of the Strip at a
fair price and urge an early settlement of
the whole matter.
Canadian! Protest Stronsly Asainit
created TnrlfTon American Hoes.
Ottawa, April 5. Lumber merchants
and workingmen, irrespective of political
party, are up in arms against the recent in
crease in the duty on pork.
Tbe lumbermen point ont that the in
crease does not benefit the Canadian farmer,
as he cannot compete with the Americans
for the pork of tbe lumbermen until the
duty on Western corn is removed.
Recent Events Add Interest to the
Republican Contest for
General Hastings Will Surely Stay in the
Fight to the Finish.
Emery's Radical Sjpech is the Snlject of a Great
Deal of Comment.
Philadelphia politicians now believe that
the battle for the Republican nomination
for Governor will be close and exciting.
Opinions as to tbe effect or Emery's attack
on Delamater differ widely. General Hast
ings again states that he is after nothing
but the Governorship.
Philadelphia, April 5. The refusal
of "United States Senator Quay to interfere
in the contest for the Republican nomina
tion for Governor, the knowledge that
General Hastings, one of the leading candi
dates in the race, has refused to allow the
use of his name in connection with the
office of Assistant Secretary of "War, and
many reports and rumors has started the
impression among the local workers that
the contest for Governor may yet become ex
citing. The friends of General Hastings, who
recognize that the Delamater managers have
succeeded in securing the election of a large
majority of the delegates who have been
already chosen, are endeavoring to create a
public sentiment in the General's behalf.
They have started in to work. In so many
words they say that Senator Delamater can
only count in his favor those delegates who
have Deen instructed for him, and that .the
large body of uninstructed delegates stand
ready to support General Hastings for the
nomination should Senator Quay declare in
his favor.
The attack made upon the record of Sena
tor Delamater by ex-State Senator Lewis
Emery, Jr., at Bradford last night, caused
considerable talk in local political circles
to-day. The stalwart Republicans declare
that it will do Senator Delamater but little
harm, while the more conservative Repub
licans incline to the opinion that it may
serve to weaken Delamater's candidacy.
The friends of Senator Delamater in this
city charge that Emery has been for years a
political agitator, and that many of the
wrongs which he imagines are being done
exist only in his imagination. They declare
that it is because Delamater's friends are
opposing Emery's candidacy for the nomi
nation for Congress in the district that the
attack has now been made, that if the
charges are true they should have been pub
lished long ago.
In any event nothing will be done bv the
local Republicans until after Senator Quay
and Mayor Fitler have had their second
talk, which is expected to be had some time
during the coming week. When Senator
Quay called on the Mayor, f'hii residence,
daring his stay-litre, they talked the situa
tion over, but agreed that nothing should be
done nntil they had the opportunity ot talk
ing at greater length. Senator Quay said
that he expected to return at an early day
when some line of action will be agreed upon
regarding the party's policy.
Senator Quay during his stay here, in con
versation with some of the local leaders, in
quired very particularly regarding the con
dition of the party organization in this city
and declared that nothing must be left un
done to have the party in good condition for
the fall contst. Said he: "We are battling
to win and must pay close attention to the
necessary party work."
"While there have been large Republican
majorities rolled up in this city during the
last two campaigns Senator Quay feels that
the democrats will De in better trim and
fighting condition for the fall contest than
they were for either the last spring'
and fall elections. He feels that the
Republican majority in this citv
as a matter ot course will be greatly
reduced. Chairman Porter and Collector
Martin, who have control of the city organ
ization, they being credited with the leader
ship, are alive to the situation and are start
ing in to work. Assessors' lists of the city
have been placed on file in the Republican
headquarters, and clerks to do the necessary
detail work are now being secured. A num
ber ot the Republican ward leaders have
announced themselves as candidates for the
honor of being elected as State delegates.
A strong delegation of active workers
may be safely looked for at the State Con
vention to assist in naming tbe candidate
for Governor. The leaders are also interest
ing themselves in the choosing of candidates
for the nomination for representatives. A
successor to the present Senator Cameron is
to be chosen by the incoming Legis
lature.and the leaders regard it as important
that none but those who are' known to be
Stalwarts shall be elected. As a result
nearly all of the old members will be re
General Hailing! Stolen Plainly Oil Posi
tion in the Gubernatorial Fight.
Bellefonte, April 5. General D. H.
Hastings, who returned home last evening,
stated positively to-day that he was in the
race for Gubernatorial honors, and would
not accept any other office that may be
offered to him. He says he will take the
stump for the fortunate candidate, "but I
think," he says, "that I have a very good
show, as I have the popular sentiment of
the people. As for the delegates, no candi
date has man j, and there are a good many
to be elected yet."
Captain Kress, a prominent politician of
Clinton county who is spending Sunday
witn uenerai Hastings, stated that he was
pretty certain of Clintou's delegates.
Those Without Armi or Lens Want a Share
or the Offices.
Pottsville, April 5. Arthur Jones,
boss at Turkey Bun Colliery, was in town
to-day working up his limbless league. Ac
cording to his story there are 2,700 voters in
Schuylkill county who have either an arm
or leg off, and his idea is to incorporate
them into a political league, which
shall demand a share of offices in the
county. Mr. Jones p'uts this share at one
third and advances some reasons why the
maimed should have political preference.
He reports that in his travels throughout
the county he has met with much encour
agement, j
But lew of those whom he approached
have failed to surrender to the power of his
reasoning. Just what attitude the limbless
league will take this tall will only be de
fined after a convention has been called,
and this will be decided when 2,000 signa-
tures have Deen obtained.
In Time for the Census Taker.
New Yobk, April 5. There arrived at
Castle Garden to-day 1,219 immigrants,
"..& 3- VA,
And Astanlted the Doctor for Making a
Professional Call-A Very Lively Scene
Upon a Coney Island Train
A Woman' Billy.
New ,Yoek, April 5. Among the pas
sengers on the train on the Culver route,
which left Coney Island at 1250 to-day,
were Dr. Hill, of Gravesend, and Mrs.
Morey, of Brighton Place. Mrs. Morey
immediately began talking to Dr.
Hill, and the conversation attracted
the attention of all the passengers. High
words were indulged in, anU the woman up
braided the doctor in strong language for
some injury which, she said, he bad done
her. The doctor, endeavored to get rid of
her by going into another car, but she fol
lowed him. "When the train reached
Gravesend the doctor got off, lollowed by
Mrs. Morey. She kept talking to him all
the time.
As the train started up again he thought
to elude her by jumping on, bnt she also
got on. Both entered the same car, and
the woman's anger seemed to have in
creased. Just as the train reached the next
station Mrs. Morey drew from beneath her
cloak a billy about a foot long with a heavy
wooden ball at the end of it. She raised
the club above her head and dealt the
doctor a blow between the eyes, cutting a
gash in his forehead. The doctor only saved
-Jihimself from falling by grasping the back
ot the car seat. Me then Beized the woman,
and after a struggle succeeded in getting
the weapon aw3y from her. Mrs. Morey
then attacked him with her hands. The
fracas caused great excitement. The train
hands hurried in, and succeeded in
parting the combatants before any more
damage was done. Dr. Hill's face was
covered with blood, which was pouring
from the wound on his forehead. His
wounds were washed and he remained in
the car until the train reached Brooklyn.
Mrs. Morey was led from the car
by the trainmen at King's High
way, where her injuries were attended
to by Dr. Van Click. She was found
to have received two scalp wounds in the
back of her head, where she said the doctor
had strnck her. She returned to her home
in Brighton Place bv the next train.
The trouble between Dr. Hill and Mrs.
Morey was caused by a call which the doc
tor made at Mrs. Morey's house abont a
week ago. Her family, it is said, sent
for him to prescribe for her. Mrs.
Morey said that she was not sick and that
there was nothing the matter with her. She
seemed to look on the doctor's visit as an
intrusion, and was very angry with him
for calling. It seemed to prey on her mind
and she has met the doctor and upbraided
him a number of times since To-day, it is
said, she waylaid him and followed him
into the car.
A Special Officer at Chester Displays a
Great Amonnt of Zenl.
Chester, April 5. William Beale was,
some six weeks ago, sworn in as a special
police officer by Mayor Coates to do duty at
National Hall. Beale is a young man
weighing abont 130 pounds, and his
wife will probably tip the scales at
90 pounds. On Thursday night the
couple quarreled and Beale threw the con
tents of a teacup int his wife's face, where
upon tbe woman slapped his face. Beale
went to Alderman Gamin's office and se
cured a warrant for the arrest of his wife on
the charge of assault and battery. As there
was no constable present the Alderman ad
vised that the warrant be held until the
following day, but Beale informed him that
he was a special officer and would serve the
paper himself.
He accordingly took it home and waited
until his wife returned from a dance when
he read the warrant and notified her that she
was his prisoner. He conducted her toward
the police station bnt tnrned her over to
Officer Bell, whom he met on the way. To
day the woman gave bond in tbe snm of
$200. The occurrence has created some talk
in this city, no other case being known of a
man arresting his own wife.
The Result of a Bitter Rivalry Between
Two Methodist Churches.
.Noefolk, Va., April 5. There has been
for some time a bitter rivalry between'the
Grandby Street and the Cumberland Street
Methodist churches, which has now become
very interesting. Grandby street chnrch
had the call in popularity until tbe Cum
berland street people secured an eloquent
preacher in Dr. W. G. Starr, and a line
choir director in Newton Fitz. Then the
tide turned and Cumberland street church
filled up while the pews in Grandby street
became empty in the same measure.
Then Rev. Dr. Tudor, of Granby street,
became aggressive, and directed his choir
master to encage a fine brass band. He has
secured 15 pieces, and to-morrow morning
the church-goers in Granby street will en
joy the novelty of a full band in a Metho
dist choir. There will be a big turn out.
BUhop Goodsell Explains tho Chnrch!
Position on the Liquor Question.
New York, April 5. At the Methodist
Episcopal Conference to-day, Bishop Good
sell, in his address, said ministers should
not sit on the fence waiting to make up
their minds which Way to go. Politicians
were experienced: they said one thing and
meant another. Methodists had no business
to resort to such measures. The liquor
traffic was roundly denounced. The Metho
dist Church, Bishop Goodsell said, had no
favors to ask from the liquor interests.
It was eminently proper that the Metho
dist Church should take the lead in labor
questions, as it was a church nearest the
people; in tact, it was of the people and was
for all classes. The Bishop was applauded
in regard to the progressive policy of the
church in its attitude toward the liquor
Two Kentucky Men Qnarrcl and Kill Each
Other Simultaneously.
Somerset, Kr., April 5. Last night
James Sloan, while making a settlement at
Greenwood with Robert Burgen, a colored
man, became involved in a quarrel and tried
to shoot Burgen. The cap failed to explode
and Burgen fled to a saloon, where he" was
followed by John Sloan, a brother of James.
There both' Burgen and John Sloan drew re
volvers and fired simultaneously, and both
fell dead.
Sloan belonged to one of the best families
in the neighborhood, and the tragedy has
caused much excitement.
Inundate! the City and Put! a Dampener on
the Railroad Service.
Ithaca, N. Y., April 5. A cloud-burst
near this city last night caused freshets in
the southern and eastern sections of the
county, carrying away many bridges and
the dam to the upper reservoir of the city
water works.
The lower section of this city was inun
dated to an extent precluding the passage of
trains on the "Lehigh Valley, Delaware,'
Lackawanna and Western and Lake Shore
until nearly noon to-day.
OpnU Found In Mexico.
City of Mexico, April 6. Rich opal
discoveries have been made in Queretaro.
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A Novel Surgical Operation for an
Auricular Deformity.
Appendages That Once Flapped in the Wind
Now Behave Nicely.
Photographs, Before and After, Excite tbe Medial
Charles N. Forrester, of Camden, N. J.,
was the butt of ridicule on account of his
long and limber ears. One of the Jefferson
College facnlty performed an operation, and
in ten days the young man appeared among
his friends with handsome ears that do not
Philadelphia, April 5. Two photo
graphs have been hung up in the Jefferson
Medical College. They are portraits with
out faces. They show the back of one man's
head. The hair and the conformation prove
that the two pictures represent the same in
dividual; and yet there is a striking differ
ence, for in one case the ears are normal,
while in the other they stand out disfigur
inglv from tbe sides of the head.
The students of this orthodox old college
are having fun over these photographs,
and one of their whims is to decide by
vote who, among themselves, is the owner
of the unrevealed face. The explanation
of the divergent ears is that they grew
donkey fashion, but, by surgery, they have
been reduced to the proportions of human
comeliness. The photographic lens was per
mitted to take a rear view of the ears be
fore their reduction and again after they
had been shortened, but it was not deemed
considerate to. portray the face of the man
and thus subject him to a possibly dis
agreeable publicity.
The improvement in that pair of ears is
regarded as a novelty iu surgery, and thatis
why tbe photographs, before and after, are
placed in tbe college. Modern surgery has
not hesitated to cut a new nose out of the
cheek, to loop up a drooping eyelid, or en
graft tbe skiu of one person upon another,
but it has not until now given a man's ears
a setback. To Dr. William W- Keen, of
Jefferson College, came a brother physician
to repair a job that had been badly done by
nature's prentice hand, so to speak. The
young man, for he was only 19, was all ears;
that is, his ears were not only abnormally
large, but they flapped in a painfully absurd
The surgeon proceeded to lay bare the car
tilage by removing the skin from the pos
terior surface of the auricle, and then ex
cised a long, narrow piece of tbe cartilage,
Y shaped, in cross sections, as if he had run
a miniature plow over the ridge on the
back of the ear. Great care was taken not
to cnt clear through, and thus cause a scar
on the anterior surface. The edges of the
cartilage were then drawn together by cat
gut stitche3, in addition to those in the skin.
This was done while the young' man was
etherized. He Vent to .sleep with long ears
and he awoke with short ears very sore
ones and so intricately fastened into posi
tion that for some nights he had to sleep
flat on his back. But when the wound had
healed, and the plasters were removed, he
found himself possessed of symmetrical and
fair-sized ears.
"From time immemorial," said Prof.
Martine to your correspondent, after de
scribing tbe operation, "large and promi
nent ears have been regarded as unfortunate
deformities. They are altogether too sug
gestive. But no matter how mortifying to
the owner's vanity they were something
which he had to wear summer and winter.
There was but one way to hide them, and
that to allow the hair to grow long. Thirty
years ago, it was impossible to tell whether
a woman had ears or not, the prevailing
mode of dressing the hair hid them com
pletely. Faces of rare beauty haye been
marred by ears too big. Pauline Bonaparte
was a victim of auricular superabundance,
and it always served to humiliate her when
mentioned by her rivals: ""What a superb
beauty, but look at her ears!"
"Had she lived in this age, this grievous
burden could have been lifted from her
shoulders, or, more strictly speaking, from
her head. Is the operation serious? Not
very. Considerable blood was lost, but that
can be obviated in future operations, either
by tbe freezing process, or by placing a
long, thin clamp on the ear. The patient
stayed in bed only one day, but it may be
there was a woman in the case that he
was so anxious to present himself to
his sweetheart, in a new and improved form,
that he couldn't wait even 48 hours. He
was obliged to carry the surgical embroid
ery for ten days, and then it was ripped out
The operation was entirely successful, tbe
young man's ears being now close up against
his head, but only those who have seen these
'before' and 'alter' photographs can form a
correct idea of the improvement. It is
simply astounding."
"And who is the man?".
"O, I really couldn't tell you that It is a
professional secret"
But tbe patient was discovered in the per
son of Charles N. Forrester, of Camden,
just across the river iu New Jersey. Mr.
Forrester is a graduateof Princeton College,
and is now studying for entry into the min
istry. "I don't mind the publication of my
name at all," he remarked. "Why should
I? My friends were all aware ot my big
ears, and of my good riddance of them.
They were not only a deformity, but they
seriously disabled me for my chosen career.
Of course there is a jocose view to take of
the matter, but nobody can be better
humored than I am about it, for I am now
at least presentable. The operation didn't
make an uely man handsome, but it save
me a good pair of ears."
Dynamite Explodes, Annihilating; a Building
and Killing Two Men.
Bastow, N. Y., April 5. A terrific ex
plosion shook the buildings and broke the
window panes at the Bartow City Island
and Pelham bridge this afternoon. A build
ing of Ditman's Dynamite Works in Bay
Chester had blown up, killing James H.
Kelmeir and Max Schultz. The explosion
left a hole 6 feet deep and 20 feet long
where the building stood.
The dynamite works turn out dynamite
cartridges used in excavation work on the
new aqueduct.
Trenton Clilzpns Propoie to Lift the Mort
en (to on Her Home.
Bobdentown, N. J., April 5. There is
a movement on foot in the city of Trenton
to render some kind of substantial assist
ance to Mrs, Delia T. S. Parnell, of this
"Old Ironsides," the home of Mrs. Par
nell, is heavily mortgaged. Her friends
here afforded her temporary relief, but some
thing more must be done, and the Trenton
people propose to do it
All of the BIb Concern! to be Consoli
dated, With SS,000,000 Capital
Toll li Not a British Sjodl
cnte. However.
Boston, April 5. Several Boston lager
beer brewers propose to form a pool with a
capital of 8,000,000, and to petition 'he
New Jersey Legislature for a act of incor
poration as the New England Breweries.
The manufacture of beer will go on abont
the sameas now, the present proprietors act
ing as managers of their establishments.
The pool will be governed by a president,
treasurer, secretary, board of directors and
council, who will have general direction of
tbe outside details or the business. The
profits will accrue to each concern in about
the same proportion as at present. Prices,
it is thought, will remain about the same.
There are about 22 breweries in Boston
and vicinity, but only five or six of the
large ones are in the proposed deal. The
leaders of the move are Mr. James M.
Smith, Jr., of this city, and Mr. Samuel
TJntemeyer, of New York. Mr. Smith ex
plained the scheme as follows: "The pro
posed consolidation of Boston breweries is
not an English syndicate scheme by any
means. Boston parties are interested in it.
and Boston money will be used
to carry it out Of course, an
Englishmen misht invest monev in
the company, but there is no 'syndicate
from over the water at present. There is no
trust and no plan to increase prices. The
idea is to mutually benefit each other in the
conduct of tbe business, and things will go
on about as they have before. These En
glishmen are not offering such fabulous
prices as to secure any particularly good
paying property hereabouts. They are un
willing to pay very much for the good
will or business of a concern and want
about CO per cent of the total sum
paid for a business in clear assets. Take a
company with a capital of 5200,000, or a
plant that is valued at that sum, that is
making $60,000 annually, an offer of $330,
000 or a little over is nothing to induce the
proprietor to sell out. The new company
will be incorporated in New Jersey, because
it would be impossible to get an act of in
corporation for any brewery concern through
the Legislature of Massachusetts."
Mr. TJntemeyer said that the consolida
tion would soon be effected and New York
capitalists would hold a good deal of the
stock. General Patrick A. Collins will be
one of the directors.
Another Railroad Maa Who I Anxious to
Tako Stanford'! Place.
San Francisco, Cal., April 5. Creed
Haymond, who for years has been attorney
for the Southern Pacific Company, has re
signed, and to-day the reasons for bis giving
up a salary of $25,000 are coming
to the surface. The story which
gains most credence is to the
effect that Haymond will succeed Stanford
in the United States Senate. This is not at
all unlikely. Stanford is ambitious to
become President of the United States, and
if his desire is not satisfied he will probably
devote himself to his University, at Palo
Alta. If he runs for Senator, he will meet
with very determined opposition, and he
does not care to run the chances of defeat.
Haymond, on the other hand, ha3 nothing
in a political way to lose, and would serve
railroad interests at Washington exactly -as
well. He is a shrewd lawyer and a clever
politician, and has had experience in all of
the tricks of' the trade. While waiting for
nomination he will probably serve the
Southern Pacific as "one of the counsel," at
f 15,000 or. $20, 000 a year. Stanford arrived
from Washington to-day and it is rumored
that his visit has some connection with the
Rhode Island Republican! Will Teit the
Election of Democratic Representatives.
Newport, K. L, April 5. The supple
mentary election to-day for First and
Fourth Representatives resulted in the
election of two Democrats William P.
Clarke, by 73 majority, and Andrew K.
Minn by 33 majority.
It is possible that the election is not legal
as it was held nnder the old voting system,
instead of under the provisions of the new
ballot law. If the House of Representa
tives is Democratic, as it probably is, the
Democrats will hardly raise the issue, but
tbe Republicans may appeal to the Su
preme Court to decide as to their legality.
Boston Marble Cotters Get tho Old Wages
for Less Honri.
Boston, April 6. Three of the largest
marble manufacturers in this city, James
W. Tufts, Bowker, Torrey & Co., and A. D.
Puffer & Sons, have notified their employes
that on and after June 1 they will pay ten
hours' wages for nine hours' work.
The marble cutters are very much
pleased with the outlook and believe that
their demands for a nine-hoar day will be
generally granted without recourse to a
A Classification That Will be a Conven
ience to the Render.
A 20-page paper, fall of news and choice
literary matter.interesting, instinctive and ele
vating is what The Dispatch offers this
morning. The first part is devoted to news
and news comments. The second and third
parts are made up as follows:
Part II.
Paae 9.
Into Africa's Interior Claire A. Our
Lawyers and Law David Duplet Hkld
The Ace of Clubs Pbincz Josep LUBOmibski
Page 10.
Prophets and Land Deals BILL Nte
Miracles of the Bible - A Symposium
Hnslness Cards.
Page 11.
Every Day Science. To Let Column.
Tbe Want Column. For Sale Column.
.Educational Matters.
Page 13.
Tbe Social World. The Grand Army.
Behind tbe Curtains. Gossip Abont Art.
Business Cards.
Page 13.
Secret Societies. Local Trade Matters.
Markets by Telegraph. Business Cards.
Gossip or tbe Militia.
Page H.
Colonel Knox in London... .LOUIS X. Meoaroee
Bowling on the Green. ...Fbedebice R. Bubtox
Business Cards.
Page 15.
Wonders of Nubia BorBALO
Mystery ofthe Day Bessie Bramble
Lessons or Easter Rev. George Hodoes
Business Notices.
Page IS.
W. J. Florence's Memoirs D. L. J.
Amusement Notices. Business Cards.
Part III.
Page 17.
Moody and Sankey S. N. D.
Metropolitan Gossip Clara Belle
Son Spot Prophecy Bert. E. V. Lcrr
Beatrice H. Kideb Haggard
'lhe Charm or Goat 11111 JOUN G. Bbexax
Page IS.
A Low-Cost Cottage K. W. SllOPPELL
For Brain and Hand J. F. U.
The Art of Draping Windows.
Page 19.
An Easter Fairy Story FATS IE
A Sister ltepnblto FaknieB. Wabd
The Fit eslde Sphinx E. E, CuADBOCRE
Page SO,
Fair Woman's World ilEG. XT AL
Not Enough Freedom Suibleydabx
Guarding the Girls MISS GBCXDT, JR.
Defending Amrtcanj..ELLA WIIIILIB WILCOX. J
AJegro Shoots and Instantly
"Is John 0'Hara.
Colored Toughs Knock w aWoman
and a Boy.
John O'Hara, aged 18, a Baltimore and
Ohio Bailrcad employe, was almost in
stantly killed last night while watching a
colored parade on Fifth avenue, near Old
avenue. He was shot by a pistol in the
hands of one of a crowd of five drunken
colored men. Martin Fahey was also shot,
but not seriously wounded. The alleged
murderers were arrested this morning.
A scene of excitement took place in the
Central station last night about 10 o'clock,
when a young man rushed in breathlessly,
and pantingly informed Sergeant Eobert
Gray that a murder had been committed up
Fifth avenne. The place where the crime
occurred, be said, was opposite 212 Fifth
avenue, and a negro had shot two wbi;e
men, one of whom was dead.
At once the wagon was called, and every
station in the city was notified immediately
to be on the lookout for drunken negroes.
Detectives Conlson, McTighe, Eobert
Bobinson, Shore and, in fact, every avail
able man were out withic a few winutes,
and Coulson landed the first colored man,
who proved his innocence as far as the
shooting was concerned, and he was turned
loose. About every ten minutes afterward an
officer turned in with an inebriated negro in
It was just at 9:45 o'clock. The parade
of the Grand Colored Comniandery of Ma
sons of Pennsylvania was passing SIc
Nulty's livery stable, 214 Fifth avenue. It
had been down at tbe Baltimore and Ohio
depot to receive the Grand African Com
mandery, of Wilmington, Del., which came
here to participate in a colored Masonic cel
ebration to be held to-day. Following the
procession was a large crowd of
negroes. In front of JfcNulty's sta
ble five of them stopped. Their
names are given as "Monk" Harris, a son
of Turnkey Harris, of the Central station;
Will Johnson, WushWeims, Charle3 Gance
and a young man named Lightner, 27 years
Thi3 crowd was raising considerable dis
turbance, and in the crowd Mrs. Carroll,
who lives in the rear of 214 Fifth avenue,
was knocked over and tramped upon. Her
arm was badly bruised, and she was assisted
to her home. At the same time one of the
negroes knocked a boy into the gutter.
This excited the crowd, and someone said:
-t!The negro who knocked1 that lady over
ought to be shot. .Negroes take up too
much room, any way 1"
This brought back an insulting answer
from the colored men. Then one of the
negroes drew a revolver and fired three
times into the crowd. The first bullet
struck John O'Hara, aged 18, in the left
breast, and penetrated his heart. The boy
staggered out into the street. The next in
stant he cried: "My God, I am shotl" and
fell forward on his face, dying. The second
shot did not injure anyone, so far as learned,
but the third hit Martin Fahey in tbe right
shoulder. The ball glanced downward,
only inflicting a little flesh wound. The
boy was, of course, much shocked, but he
was able to walk away.
The dying boy, O'Hara, was carried into
McNulty's stable. Almost immediately
Dr. Moyer was on the scene. He started to
examine the wound, but before the clothing
was removed the boy was dead. He did not
live quite five minutes after be was shot,
and was unconscious all the time.
In and about the stable the scene was an
exciting one. Crowds thronged the side
walk and tried to get in the door, but were
held back by the police. O'Hara's two sisters
were sent for and arrived jnst a few minutes
after the boy died. They threw themselves
upon the body, and their cries were heart
rending. They begged Dr. Moyer to say
the boy was not dead, and conld not believe
that he was, as his body was still warm.
The negro who did the shooting was a tall,
slim man, with apparently a tinge of white
blood in his veins. As soon as the shooting
was done the negroes started on the run
down Fifth avenue.
A young man named Joseph Freyvogel,
who was an eye witness to the shooting, ran
after the fleeing party and saw the men dis
appear in Shannon's court, just beyond Old
avenue. He lost them there, and started
down to Central station to notify the police.
Every officer about the station was at once
sent to the scene of the murder, and the
search for tbe five colored men was begun
within 15 minutes after the murder was
committed. Seven or eight negroes were
arrested, only to be released when taken to
Central station.
At 10:15 o'clock Officer Diehl, on duty at
Fifth and Wylie avennes, was fortunate
enough to catch one of the parties, named
Charles Ganz. At Central station be gava
the names of the party, as given above, and
said the shooting had been done by Light
ner, who lives on Boberts street, and who is
described as being tall and slim, wearing a
brown overcoat, black derby hat and dark
striped trousers that were rather tight. In
spector McAleese immediately started in pur
suit of the murderer with the expectation
of having him before morning.
Superintendent O'Mara stationed officers
at each of tbe depots, iu order to prevent
the fugitive leaving by train. Word was
also sent along the line to arrest all colored
men found loitering about the streets.'
At 10:30 o'clock the almost heart-broken
sisters were sent home in a carriage, and the
body of their brother was also taken to his
late residence, at 23 Forbes street,
Young O'Hara was 18 years old and was
employed in the freight depot of the Balti
more and Ohio Bailroad. His father was a
flagman ou the Pennsvlvania Bailroad, and
was killed at the Liberty street crossing
about eight years ago. Since then his
mother has died and he has been living with
his sister, who is a dressmaker. His other
sister is married to Mr. Gleason, who was
formerly manager of the Casino Kink, Alle
gheny. Martin Fahey, the other boy who was
shot, lives at 153 Devillirs street. He is
the son of Thomas Fahey, a brick layer.
When a Dispatch reporter paid a visit to
his home the boy had not returned, and his
mother was almost wild with griet. News
had reached her that her son had been shot
and was not expected to live. She went
into hysterics, and her children
were trying hard to restore her.
She said her oldest son bad
been killed nine years before in the Ander
son Steel Works, and tbe news that her
youngest boy had met a similar fate had
completely prostrated her. The wounded
boy came home before midnight.
Mrs. Carroll, the woman who was knock d
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