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FORTY-IXFTH
THE 1KUT LAST,
Much-Abused Inventor Keely's
New and Mysterious
Motive Force
DECLARED TQ BE A SUCCESS
Afler a Thorough Exhibition in the
Presence of Two Scien
tific Experts.
MUSIC PLATS A LEADING PART
In the Operations of the Device, Which
is Said to be Moved by the
Tower of Tibration.
GEATITI IS APPARENTLY OVERCOME
In One of the JecnUar Experiments Blown by
the Man Who Claims to Hare Made
Each A Great Discorery.
K4TIG A1I0S OP THE AIE TO BE ATTEMPTED
Keely's new motive force has been tested
in the presence of 'well-known scientific ex
perts. They pronounce the results wonder
ful, and inexplicable except by the discov
erer. Many peculiar experiments were
made, several apparently overcoming the
force of gravity. No deception could be
detected.
rSFr.CUiTEl.EO&ASt TO THE DISPATCH.'
NEW Tobk, April 6. Prof. Xeidy, of
the University of Pennsylvania; the Presi
dent of Philadelphia's famous Academy of
Natural Sciences; Mr. James M. Willcox,
author of "Experimental Philosophy;" a
well-known woman who has befriended
Keely, and a representative of The Dis
patch sat in the workshop of Keely, the
inventor Keely.
alleged discoverer of a new force, and saw
some queer things Saturday afternoon.
There was no "motor" visible, and Keely
-said that he had long since quit worting at
that thoroughly ridiculed engine. He said
he would try to show three experiments
from which he would ask Dr. Leidy to de
clare whether he (Keely) was a fraud, or
whether he had discovered a new and won
derful force. Mr. "Willcox was present, it
was stated, as a practical physicist, whose
writings and researches had led him to deny
the possibility of any such discovery as
Keely claimed to have made.
In the Interest of Science.
The lady referred to, who is 3 very wealthy
and benevolent woman, as well known in
London as in the United States, said the
experiments were made in what it was
booed would be the interest of science, and
not to boom any speculative company's
shares. Neither she nor Keely cared a fig
for the price of any stock. The room was
the upper one in a two-story brick work
shop, in the northern part of
the city of Philadelphia. It was
about 14 feet square, and uncarpeted.
Dr. Leidy, one of the most distinguished
scientific men in the world, and a member
of nearly two score of learned societies in
this country and Europe, sat abont nine
feet from the machine by which Keely, a
big, tall, awkward-looking man, with dark
hair and eyes and beard, and clumsy-looking
hands, took his stand. Mr. "Willcox and
the other two present sat nearer. There
was a bright sunlight in the room and every
part of it was distinctly visible to every
body. Tbe Nome of the Machine
"What is the name of that machine you
are standing by?" somebody asked Keely.
"It is," he replied, "a sympathetic trans
mitter. It is a negative transmitter."
"Is the force you use generated in it?"
asked Dr. Leidy.
"It is,' was the answer.
The thing referred to was a cupboard
about 30 inches high on which stood a
cylinder of what looked like bronze, fitted
with a concentric series of upright tubes
one-half inch in diameter, also of the same
metal, surrounded at its base with a series
of graduated horizontal rods, solid and
evidently of some resonant metal, and
capped by a bell-shaped metal cup, in which
appeared to be several tuning forks about
lour inches long, set parallel to each other.
The cupboard door was open. Inside it
appeared a curious looking harp and a glass
bell to which Keely put his ear every now
and then to see whether he had hit the
proper "sympathetic chord" he said on
the resonant rods and on the harp-like in
strument. Remix for Ike Exhibition.
"Now, he's going to begin," said some
body. Keely took a common twine string
out of his pocket, wound it around a little
brass spindle in front of the cylinder on
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top of the cupboard, jerked the loose
end as a boy would spin a too, and
set the spindle whirling very rapidly.
He then attached a metallic wire, which he
sr.id was platinum and silver, aiui which
"was about as big as a small knitting needle,
to a smill aperture in the cylinder.
The wire fitted as if it belonged there. The
wire was about three feet long. He at
tached the other end of the wire to what
looted like a five ponnd weight of copper
on a table near bv, and on this he put a
little metal disk in which he laid a mag
netic needle. All this time the spindle he
had spun with his twine string was revolv
ing at a prodigious speed. He sat down in
a big chair by the cupboard and began
striking the strings of the harp and at
tentatively seeking with the other hand a
responsive chord among the resonant rods
on top of the cupboard.
The Important Moment.
When what he said was "B flat" was
touched on both rod and harp string the
magnetic needle gave a shiver distinctly
visible to everybody and began slowly to re
volve from right to left. In a half minute
it was going so fast as to be almost invisible.
Keely did not go nearer to it, but sat by the
cupboard with his hands in his. pockets.
The spindle revolved all the while, and the
echoes of the note came from the cupboard.
"The force, which is a vibratory one,"
said Keely, "has been transmitted along the
wire to the metal disk on which the mag
netic needle stands. The disk is solid, as
you see, but the force is powerful enough,as
now generated, to keep that needle revolv
ing at the rate of 120 revolutions a second
for 14 weeks."
"Has your alleged force anything to do
with magnetism?" asked someone.
"As I understand it," Mr. Wilcox re
marked, "you claim it to be an interruption
of the magnetic currents of the earth?"
Said Keely: "There is an unceasing, all
pervading dual flow of this new force, nega
tive and positive."
A Thorough Examination.
Mr. Willcox and Dr. Leidy then examined
tbe platinum wire, the metal disk on which
the magnetic needles rested, the cupboard,
the base of the cupboard and the table on
which the disk and needle rested. When
asked if there was, in his opinion, any possi
bility that the force which made the needle
revolve was electricity, compressed air or
steam, Dr. Leidy looked thoughtful and said
he could not see the possibility of any of
those forces ptodncing the result attained.
"What you have seen was shown you in
order to illustrate the ease with which this
force can be made to do work," said Keely.
"Of course the work just done was trifling.
But I hope now to show you what will look
very differently."
He pointed out then two glass jars, such
as chemists use, on a table near by. The
jars were of the same size, about 40 Inches
high, and 10 inches in diameter. They were
filled with what is said to be, and certainly
smelled and tasted like, Schuylkill water.
In the bottom of one jar lay a copper globe,
cut in half to show, Keely "said, just what it
was; and filled, in each hollow half, with
iron nails
Another Peculiar Experiment.
In the other jar were three brass balls of
different sizes. The copper globe and nails
were weighed by Dr. Leidy and found to
kick the beam at five pounds and six
ounces. The brass balls or eggs they were :
eggshaped, weighed less. Everybody sat
down alter the weighing and Keely fas
tened another "platinum srlver'wire" to the
cylinder on the cupboard and, detaching
the one already in nse from tbe magnetic
needle disk was about o fasten the loose
ends of each to tbe metal disks that covered
the tops of the jars when some one asked if
the wires were "hollow." The suggestion
was followed by a smile from Keely, who at
once cut off tbe end of one of them and
handed it around.
"Prof. Rowland, of Baltimore, declared
that this was a fraud, becanse the wires were
hollow," said the woman, "but Keely asked
him how he could explain what Keely did even
on the hypothesis that tbe wires were hollow
and he didn't answer. Then Keely got mad
and wonld not let him cut the wire, as he
wanted to do."
Dr. Leidy followed everything closely. Keely
fastened the loose ends of both wires into the
metal caps of the cylinders.
Tbo String an Important Featnre.
Again he sunn the spindle on his cupboard
with the twine string he had used before.
Again with his gnarled angers, the joints of
the first two fingers of his right hand being as
big as walnuts, be pounded the "harp" in tho
cupboard and the resonant bars on toD of it.
"What are you doing now?" asked Dr. Leidy.
"I am trying." said Keely, "to get the mass
chord of that copper sphere full of nail.
Every aggregation of molecules or of matter. I
claim, or. in otber word, every mass of matter,
has a sympathetic chord, through the medinm
of which I can operate mv vibratory force."
The chord was not fonnd for some minutes.
Again the spindle was spun by the help of the
twine, and its whizz was distinct in the silence
of the room. The search for the miss-chord
continued on the "harp" and the resonant
rods. A deep, clear note resounded from both
at the same time, and at the instant it broke on
the ear the heavy copper globe .quivered as it
lay at the bottom of the water, rolled over, re
luctantlyas it were abandoninc the ties by
which gravity held It to the bottom of the jar.
floated at first slowly, and then mure swiftly
and steadily to tbe top of the jar. asralnst
which it impinged with an audible concussion.
Gravity Easily Overcome.
"Why, there is the force of gravity as plainly
overcome and indeed annihilated as it is possi
ble for a human being to imagine, ' exclaimed
the woman.
Dr. Leidy was asked this question: "Doctor,
is it true that this unknown force, or what is
here manifested as such, has actually before
your eyes overcome the force of gravity with
which we are all familiar?" and the answer,
slowly, deliberately, was: "I see no escape from
that conclusion."
Attention was then attracted to the little
magnetic needle which had been put in position
on a portion of tbe cylinders on top of the cap
board. It was whirling so last that only a
fleeting shadow of its coming and going was
perceptible.
Measuring the force," said Keely, "by vi
brations, 18,000 of them to asecona are neces
sary to raise that weicht throuch the water.
The current that raises the weight is of course
a positive current. You see the copper globe
remains suspended on the surface of the water.
I turn on the negative current."
Here he struck a low minor chord, ana the
globe trembles and begins to descend. It was
as he said. The minor chord brought the cop
n rloba downward to the center of the iar.
where a quick return to the major held the J
globe hanging motionless, half way between'
the bottom anu iue top. Ana moment more ix
began to ascend, and the top of the jar was
again reached. There it remained, "tho qual
ity of the vibrations," Mr. Keely said, "beihg
unchanged." Turning to the other jar, li r.
Keely again tried to strike the chord desired o
carry his positive current of force to raise tl e
three brass balls at the bottom of the water.
Repeating; the Experiment.
"There are three distinct masses to be op. r
atcd on," said he, "and the mass-chords 1 ir
them all are different each from the othei "
Finally a note was struck which sent a sort if
shiver through one of tbe balls; the smallrAt.
It slowly mounted through the water. Re
maining a while at the top, the negative cur
rent, Mr. Keely said, was turned on and it de
scended. A different chord was struck, and
the same ball and one of tbe others together
climbed up to the surface again. There tuey
remained while an effort was made to raise '.the
biggest of the three. After some difficulty
that one, too, was forced to the top. A change
of action brought them all three as far do w A as
the middle of the jar. There they were
stopped.
"As I understand it," said Mr. Willcox, "Mr.
Keely claims his force to produce an interfer
ence with the magnetic current of tbe earth.
The earth is enveloped in magnetic currents as
an orange is with Its rind." '
Dr. Leidy was asked what he thought of this
proposition. He assented to it. '
This last," said he, "Is a wonderful experi
ment. It impresses me favorably,"
The last experiment performed was what was
announced as being propagation and applica
tion of "the force" through the atmosphere,
from one room to another, without other me
dium of conveyance than a silk cord. The
door into'tbe little back shop, whose existence
until then was unsuspected, was now opened
and a silk cord passed from the transmitter to
ward a larce bronze globe, mounted on an axis
horizontally.
Convincing the Experts.
The other end of the cord was not fastened
to the globe, but to a slender bar ol steel sup
ported on uprights near it. A piece of plate
glass an inch thick was put between the end of
tbe resonant steel bar and the globe. A simi
lar piece of glass was put between the wall and
the other end of the bar. Glass was put under
tbe uprights which supported the bar. Glass
plates were also pnt under the uprights which
supported the axis of the globe,
i Keely then took a barmonlcon iu his hands
and allowing the silk chord from the "trans
mitter" to pass over the harmonicon in contact
with it, began to sound notes on it. When
"the sympathetic chord," as he said, was
struck, "the vibratory force," he derlared, was
conveyed along the silk chord. The bronze
globe, which was abont 14 inches in diameter,
began to revolve about its axis. The faster,
Keely played on, the faster the globe whirled.
"Some day," said Dr. Leidy, "I suppose a
young lady will be able to play on the pianaand
set her father's mill to grinding. I see no possi
ble source of deception. This demonstration is
wonderful. There is no explanation of the
effect thus produced except by a vibratory
force, such as Keely assigns as the cause." Dr.
Leidy spoke with an air of conviction.
"Would you care to be quoted to that ef
fect?" he was asked.
"I have no objection." said he. He walked
over and examined tbe apparatus of tbe
last demonstration. Tbo chord was inspected
and chopped into pieces, some of which were
given to each of those present. The harmoni
con was looked into. It had a weather-beaten
look. The top was removed by tbe aid of a
monkey wrench from one of tho tall cylinders
in the workshop proper and the nails with
which the copper globe had been floated up
and down in tho water were taken out and
handed around.
Getting; Ready to Fly.
"I expect to solve the problem of aerial navi
gation," said Keely, "for I can already move a
weight up and down in atmosphere, or even in
vacuo." Nobody offered any remark on this
remarkable declaration.
"What is the force with which I expect to do
this? The same sympathetic attractive force
which holds tbe planets together. The force
is dual. Sympathetic negative dissociates
molecules just as the sympathetic positive as
sociates them. I believe electricity to be a
substance, not a force."
This man, who has broken tbe joints of his
fingers, broken three of his ribs, paralyzed his
leftside and temporarily lost tbe sight of one
eye in his searcu for the "principles of the
new force," said the experiments were over.
As Dr. Leidy turned away he said with au
thority and with the full understanding that
he was speaking for publication: "You may
announce to the world on my authority that
John E. W. Keely has discovered a new and
wonderful force."
A 1W TRUNK LINE.
Pittsburg nnd Western Reaching; Out for a
Shorter Ronte Between This City and
Chlcnco Bet 40 Miles' of Ncvr
Road Necessary.
ISrEClAI. TELEOHAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Findlay, O., April G. Some time ago
the Pittsburg and Western .Railroad, which
has long been in operation between Pittsburg
and Akron, purchased the Toledo, Delphos
and Western, a narrow gauge, which is finished
from Carey to Delphos, where it aDruptly ends
without connection or business, with the inten
tion of changing the line to a standard gauge
and seeking some western outlet to open a new
and shorter route from Pittsburg to Chicago.
If the old narrow gauge is followed from Carey
to Delphos It would put the new road 15 miles
south of this city, without compensation in tbe
way of business to justify leaving Findlay off
tbe main line.
Yesterday W. C Mabley, the assistant engi
neer of tbe Pittsburg, Akron and Western, as
the new road is known, reached here with a
surveying force and a proposition to build
from Plymouth to Findlay and purchase the
American Midland system, now in operation
between this city and Ottawa, and which is
graded as far west as Fort Wayne, and thus,
by building afew links, make a great trunk''
between Pittsburg and Chicago 62 miles short
er than any route now connecting, theso two
cities.
This enterprise is the Carnegie project and
the comuany has long been endeavoring to
reach Chicago with a line that would distance
all competitors in time between the East and
the West. The American Midland is In tho
hands of a receiver and is soon to be sold to
satisfy tbe demands of creditors, and it is rea
sonable to conclude that the proposition the
Carnegie people are prepared to offer will bo
accepted, and before the summer ends the new
trunk line from Pittsburg to Chicago will be
ready for business, as not more than 40 miles of
new road will have to be bnilt to make the con
nection complete.
CORBIN STILL PRESIDENT.
An Authorized Statement Concerning
the
Affairs of the Reading.
Philadelphia, April 6. The Ledger to
morrow will say: The Reading railroad settle
ment co nsummated last week has given riso to
various unfounded reports relative to
Fresident Corbin. By that settlement,
the litigation against tbe management
of tbo company is withdrawn, and
Messrs. Dolan and Gibson will, on Wednesday
next, be elected managers of tho company.
This new arrangement contemplates only the
admission to representation in tho Board of
a large shareholding interest for the benefit of
the company.
We are authorized to contradict the rumors
that have been set afloat relative to a change
in the Presidency. No such proposition would
at any time have been entertained.
DETERMINED TO DIE.
A Suicide Takes Morphine nnd Then Blows
Out His Brains.
DENVER, April 6. A. E. Culver, whose wife
resides at No 86 Pearl street, Cleveland, was
found dead in his room at the Henshaw Hotel
late last night. Culver came here from San
Francisco the first of tho week andbelng out of
money pawned some clothes. Friday after
he went to the hotel, engaged a room to which
he immediately went, locked the door, took
a bottle of morphine, then blew out his brains.
Tbe physician who examined tho body after
the room was broken into last night says he
must have suicided shortly after going to the
room Friday. Despondency on account of a
lack of money is supposed to be the cause.
GREBNWAI'S DOWNFALL.
He is Literally Driven From His High Place
by Scandals.
Winnipeg, April fi. It is authoritatively an
nounced that both Premier Greenway and At
torney General Martin will retire from the
Provincial Government, and that Colonel D.
H.'McMillan, member for Central Winnipeg
add now Provincial Treasurer, will become
Premier.
Greenway has been literally driven from his
niph nlace ov tbe scandals which have been
(connected with his private life. Greenway has
'a large family who live at Crystal City, in
Southern Manitoba. It is pretty generally
conceded that Clifford S. Sifton, of Brandon,
and Isaac Campbell, of South Winnipeg, will
have portfolios in tho new Cabinet.
RUSSIAN STUDENTS AT PEACE.
The Holidays Take Them Off to Their Coun
try Homes.
St. Petersbtjrq, April 6. The students'
disorders are practically ended, tbe holidays
having taken tho majority of the students to
the country. It has been decided that only
those shall be expelled who were Implicated in
the disoiders of 18SS.
Went Over tho Falls.
Niaoaba Falls, April a P. A. Welsh
rowed out into the river March 27 to set a night
line, since which time he has been missing.
To-day an oar and part of his boat was found
below the falls. He is believed to havo gone
over.
Tribulations of the American Nary.
London, April 6. The United States steam
ship Alliance was not allowed to enter the
harbor at Malaga, as she had no bill of health.
She was admitted at Gibraltar, however, and
there took on coal for China.
D.m Pedro Improving.
Cannes, April 6. Dom Pedro was much bet
ter to-day and dinid with his family. He re-,
'mains indoors,
FIKST LADY SNUBBED.
Mrs. W. W. Dudley Declines to Eec
ofjnize the President's Wife, and
DOES NOT KNOW ANY HARRISONS.
She Takes Revenge for the Slight Put
Upon Her Husband by a
DECIDED AND TEEI PUBLIC AFFRONT.
An Easter Shopping Expedition Enlirtncd by a
Peculiar Scene.
Tbe wife ol Colonel W. W. Dudley thinks
the whole Harrison family has slighted her
husband. She has partially squared ac
counts by refusing to recognize Sirs. Harri
son, and declaring that she does not now'''
Know any such person. The affair was quite
a public one, and has caused a social sensa
tion at the Capital.
rSFECIAL TELEOHAM TO THE DISFATCIT.
Washington, April 6. Along with
the Easter festivities to-day comes a story
which is like a cloud in a fair sky. A num
ber of well-known ladies in Washington
society vouch for its authenticity, and it is
not denied by the neople directly interested
in it. It is well known that the President
has turned a cold shoulder toward Colonel
W.W. Dudley ever since that famous blocks
oi five circular was sent into Indiana.
Colonel Dudley has been sharply criti
cised by others, but he takes all of the com
ments concerning the matter in an off-hand
way and seems to think that tbe time and
opportunity will make all things even. His
work for many years to bring about the
nomination of General Harrison to tbe
Presidency is known by all Republicans,
and General Harrison himself is familiar
with it. But when an influential New
Yorker made a special trip to Indianapolis
before the inauguration in the hope of patch
ing up a peace between the newly elected
President and Colonel Dudley, the President-elect
strode up and down the room de
claming in his piping voice:
AN EMPHATIC OPINION.
"Dudley had no business to interfere with
Indiana. ' He had no right to come into this
State."
Not a word was said by the President
elect about the moral features of the cf se.
From that hour he has persistently ignored
Dudley. It is well known how at the
inaugural ball he barely acknowledged the
salutation of Colonel Dudley and Mr. Dndloy,
as they passed before him and the Fresidental
party.
The Dudleys and the Harrisons had known
each other for a quarter of a century. The
families had been on intimate visiting terms.
Although Colonel Dudley, on that memorable
week at Chicago, had his coat and waistcoat
off 20 hours out of the 24 in each day in his
efforts to hold the Indiana delegation together
for Harrison and was tbe recipient of hundreds
of congratulations when the deed was done, ho
smiled at the affront of tbe President at tbe
inauguration ball, and like an old line poli
tician was ready to believe that, time would
make all things even.
But Mrs. Dudley is not a politician. She is a
lady who loves her husband, and thinks ho is
just as smart as they make them. She could
not understand what in her estimation was an
act of cruel ingratitude. Colonel Dudley went
into the pension business and Mrs. Dudley has
had her wide circle of acquaintances to enter
tain. But all along she has thought that Mrs.
Harrison had quito as much to do with the
President's conduct toward her husband as
Mr. Harrison himself, and she did not propose
to put up with it. '
TIME AND OPPORTUNITY.
The time and opportunity came a few days
ago, and that is what all Washington is talking
about to-day. Mrs. Dudley was in the Boston
Store making her Eastertide purchases.and was
busily engaged with them, when there was a
fluttering of skirts near her and the next mo
ment she heard the salutation:
"Why, Mrs. Dudley, how do you do? I am so
glad to 6ee you."
Mrs. Dudley turned, and looking calmly at a
lady, dressed very neatly, who stood near her,
she said: "Madame, you have the advantage
of me." and from her eyes came all tbe decision
that Mrs. Dudley is so well known for. Her
visitor stepped back and said: "Why, Mrs.
Dudley, you know me. I am Mrs Harrison."
With her steely look directed full at Mrs.
Harrison, Mrs. Dudley, with affected contem-
Elation, replied, "Harrison, Harrison." Bnt
er musing was cut short when the President's
wife turned and sharply said as she left: "Ob,
you know very well who I am." The Presi
dent's wife left the shop Immediately, and Mrs.
Dudley resumed her Eastertide purchases.
When she left the store it was with the air of
one who had righted a wrong that for over a
year had been thrust on her husband.
A LIBERAL LENT.
Washington Society Was Not Much Given
to Fasting nnd Prayer This Yeat-
A Gay Easter Sandny at
the Capital.
1FEOM A STArF COBRESPONDENT. J
Washington, April 6. Never aid a
lovelier Sunday beam upon the Capital
than this one which closes one of the most
remarkable Lenten seasons Washington has
ever known. Great receptions and big
dinners and general gayetv have been the
rule. Early in Lent so good a Church of
England churchman as Sir Julian Paunce
fote set the pace for a lively time by allow
ing an informal dance in the ballroom of the
British Legation and "informal dances," just
as enjoyable as an ordained ball, therefore be
camo the order of the period. Costly dinners,
dances and musicales have been given by the
most wealthy and fashionable.
Those given every two or three weeks at tbe
new and magnificent residence built for and
presented to his daughter by Senator Fhllitus
Sawyer are good Illustrations of tbe whole.
This daughter is Mrs. Horace White, wife of
State Senator White, of New York. They are
a combination of dinner, musicalo and dance.
Experienced musicians, choral and solo, are
Invariably imported from New York at great
expense, and tbe cost of each affair has run
well into tbe thousands. Nearly all of the
foreign legations have not suspended their as
semblage, which, if less formal, were not less
gay. Scarcely any attempt was made to do
these things quietly, as has been customary
when Lenten gatherings seemed to be neces
sary to fashionable happiness. This liberal
observance of the season was carried to the
extreme, and so it was not surprising to see
everybody bent on Easter Sunday pleasure
to-day. One of the first spectacles to meet the
eyes of people in tbe streets this morning was
a party of nearly a score of fashionable ladies -"on
prancing tboronghbreds galloping toward
the suburbs, just as the crowds were on their
way to church to see Easter bonnets and to
hear Easter music.
All afternoon the suburban roads !were
black with riders and gay equipage. Just why
this curiously liberal treatment of Lent should
have occurred under the current serious, al
most solemn administration, is a study forthce
who are fond of diagnosing fashionable whim,
for under the gayest of administrations when
"society" has been decidly fast the observance
of Lent has been most rigid, at least iu out
ward show.
MORE TR0UBLK IN THE NAYY.
A Conrt of Inquiry Demanded on the Rclnrn
of tbo' Evolution qundron.
Washington. April a The return of the
Squadron of Evolution to the United States
promises to afford almost as much interest as
did the return of the Enterprise. As pre
viously stated, Captain Howell, of the Atlanta,
has reported to Secretary Tracy the action of
Admiral Walker in suspending him from duty
temporarily, and has demanded a court
of inquiry. According to this report, as
the squadron was leaving the harbor
of Vlllefranche, the, Atlanta, owing to a
temporary difficulty with her engines, was com
pelled to slow down, aud thus lost her place in
the line. She was signalled from the flagship
to take her proper place, and the answer was
sent back that the engines were disabled and it
was impossible. ,
By signal from the flagship, Captain Howell
was thereupon suspended from duty, and
Lieutenant Commander Coonen put in com-
mand of the vessel. Five days later Captain
Howell was restored to duty by signal. He
thereupon went to the flagship and asked for
an explanation as to why he had been put un
der suspension. He failed to get a satisfactory
explanation, and consequently reported the
matter to the department It is believed that
his report will be pigeon-holed: in which case,
it is understood, he will appeal to the civil
courts.
THREE CONTEST CASES
Expected to bo Decided by the House Dur
ing the Week.
Washington, April 6. In the House about
tbe middle of the week the Elections Commit
tee will take the floor and call up three con
tested election cases in order, namely: Posey
v.ersus Barrett, Indiana; Bowen versus Bu
chanan, Virginia, and Waddell versus Wise.
Virginia. Over the first two cases, as the com
mittee has reported in favor of the sitting Dem
ocratic members, there is likely to be little dis
cussion.ave that Mr. Cheadle is expected to
champion Posey's claims.
But In the case of Waddell versus Wise there
will be a triangular tight. Tho majority of tho
committee will contend for Waddell, tbe Dem
ocratic minority for a new election and Mr.
Wise for his own seat.
PROGRESS IN PENSIONS.
Rnnm's Bureau Rapidly Disposing of the
Long Accnmnlated Cases.
Washington, April 6. In a report to Sec
retary Noble upon the business of bis office.
General Raum, tbe Commissioner of Pensions,
says that he will be able by tbe last of May to
cause the examination of every claim peadinz
in tbe office on the first day of 'January last,
have every claim allowed that is completed,
and calls for evidence made in those not com
pleted. The record of the past month shows that
16,374 pension certificates, 8,183 of them original
cases, were issued, being the largest number
ever issued in one month by the pension bureau.
KNIGHTS NOT WANTED.
A Young Man Who Protected a Woman
From n Brutal Husband Arrested
Ho is Sent to Jail In De
fault of a Fine.
rSFXCIAZ. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New York, April 6. At 3:30 o'clock
this morning Policeman Trunk was run
into by a man who was very much excited.
"'I want you'to come up to my rooms, sir,"
said he to Trunk. "Two men have entered
my wife's room and refuse to leave it."
Trunk accompanied the man to the room,
where he found two men seated on chairs
'and a young woman with snapping black eyes
and a pretty, angry face. "There, sir," cried
the policeman's companion, as thev entered
the room, "there are the men whom I want ar
rested and there is my wife." Tho woman now
spoke up. "I don't want these men, who are
my friends, to leave the room. They are here
at my request to protect me from my bus
band." 1 he woman's friends supported her state
ment, but as the husband insisted Trnnk ar
rasted one of them, who gave the name of
William Kantz, 21 years old. He was arraigned
later before Justice Ford in the Yorkville Po
lice Court, Policeman Trunk told his story,
and then the prisoner testified: "I don't know
the woman from Eve or the man from Adam,"
he said. '.'All I know is that at about 2:30
o'clock this morning I was aroused out of my
sleep by my friend, John Henry, who lives in
tbe same bouse with me. He said he wanted
to have me. to go with him; a woman stood in
need of protection.
As Kantz stopped talking Mrs. Chauman
came into court, accompanied by John Henry,
tbe friend. She heard the last part of Kantz's
explanation and demanded that her story be
heard. She was haughty and angry by turns,
and Justice Ford wheeled back his chair a few
inches as she stepped up In front of htm, her
eyes flashing and emphasized her remarks by
Sounding with her clenched little hand upon
is desk.
"I want to tell you," she said, "the facts in
this case. Every policeman Iu the ureclnct ex
ceptthis one." pointing to Trunk, "knows that
'my husband has been on tbe verge of Insanity
from drink for the past two months. This
tKJllcnnan Is too ignorant, too illiterate to be
able to understand anything. I called in my
friend, Mr. Henry, last night and he brought
this gentleman, who has been arrested to pro
tect me from my husband's insane conduct.
This policeman had no right to enter my room
and Interfere there."
Kantz was lined S10 and in default of pay
ment was locked up. Neither Henry nor Mrs.
Chapman volunteered to pay his fine, and the
last two went away together.
CHURCHILL'S LATEST SCHEME.
He Snssesta That England Give Ireland
Local Government.
London, April 6. Lord Randolph Charchill
says in his third letter on the Irish question,
after premising that British credit can be given
with safety only when it is given in answer to
tbe spontaneous request of the Irish people,
and on their offering rate revenues
as security and binding themselves
by every obligation of national honor to repay,
denies that such a state of things is ideal or
impossible of attainment, and says tbe admis
sion of its impossibility would destroy the
case against home rule. He goes on to propose
that, instead of continuing coercion. Parlia
ment give Ireland popular local govern
ment similar to the English and Scotch
Government, which, instead of Inspiring
despair, will lead to prosperity and content
ment. If this were done, a request for British
assistance in the purchase of land would come
in the natural course ot things and similar de
mauds for otber public purposes would follow.
Instead ot dealing with tbe tenants directly
the State would deal with the local
bodies, whose chance of receiving credit
would depend on proper conduct.
In the event of an isolated council
falling into disorder, if the influence of the
other Councils failed to sayitright, it would be
easy to suspend it. The Councils would be un
able to combine for repudiation because they
would possess no central, powerful body, or
Parliament (such as Mr. Gladstone had pro
posed), which could serve as a channel or means
for combining.
Without saying tho time is ripe for such
measures, tbo writer says he thinks that ur-
roaturityis no excuse for insisting upon the
passage of a hill which will only embitter the
situation. Finally, Lord Randolph Churchill
advises tbe Government, in the event of deter
mined opposition, to confuse the separatists by
withdrawing the bill. He adds that they could
then, by savijg time, pass useful measures,
and then appeal to the couctry with confidence
based on a. good argument and be secure of
a patriotic majority.
CONFEDERATE DECORATION DAT.
The Grave of the Fallen Chief Covered With
Floral Tributes.
New Orleans, April 6. Confederate Dec
oration Day attracted thousands of visitors to
the cemeteries. The Ladies' Confederate
Monumental Association, the Confederate
veteran organizations, Sons of Veterans, and
the citizen soldiery in uniform participated.
The Grand Army of the Republic did not take
part in a body as no invitation was issued owing
to tbo division existing in that organization.
Our Union veterans participated Individually,
and sent offerings. The Lee, Confederate,
Army of Tennessee and Army of Northern
Virginia monuments were beautifully dec
orated. Outside of tho other decorations at tbe army
of Northern Virginia tomb, where the body of
Jefferson Davis is interred, tbe Confederate
veterans placed a magnificent presidental coair
of yellow immortelles, inscribed, "To Our
Chief'' in front of tho resting place of the dis
tinguished dead.
A FATAL LAND SLIDE
Buries a Freight Train nnd Its Crew Be
neath Tons of Enrlli.
Trot, N. Y April 6. A big land slide has
occurred on the West Shore, Railroad east
of ISaintJobnsville, at Diefendorf Hill. Both
tracks are blocked. .
An east-bound freight train. Engineer Por
ter, ran into it. Engineer Porter and three
other train men are burled in the slide. The
slide occurred abont 9 P. M. The men are all
dead. ,
NEW RAILROAD FOR MEXICO,
Tbe Man Wbo Holds the Concession Is Rich
Enough to Insure III Construction.
City of Mexico, April 6. The work ot
building on tbe Camela Railroad route will be
commenced next mouth, as the money to build
tbe road is now ready.
Jt is understood that Estava, the conces
sionaire, is very wealthy and would be able to
build the road alone.
AN EIGHT-HOUR DAT. i trouble again. WHITl; P THEEATS. 1
Montercoli Distributes Another Infamous hjt -5&
Chicago Carpenters Eatifj the Action ci aBd ,. 0nce More Ar- Botli the MayorA "ostmaster of a M
" t, ,. ... rested Ho Is Fined nnd ., M-, .. , M
of the Executive Committee pBt under Bond. Southern TCa boycotted
. fSrECTAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1 JI
BY ORDERING A GENERAL STRIKE.
The Long Heralded Eight-Hour Struggle
Abont to Commence.
THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND PROBLEM.
AH Hon-Unionists Asked In Join the Banks of the
Strikers.
Chicago carpenters are the first to make a
test case of the eight-hour movement. They
held an enthusiastic meeting yesterday, and
decided to strike to-day. They demand 40
cents per hour and eight hours to constitnte
a day's work. All non-union men are given
an opportunity to enroll their names.
CniCAGO, April 6. The journeymen car
penters of Chicago held a gigantic mass
meeting in the Second Regiment Armory
to-day and ratified the action of their Ex
ecutive Council, ordering a general strike
to-morrow for an eight-hour day and mini
mum wages of 40 cents an hour. This strike
is the opening of the long-heralded eight
hour struggle. The meeting was a most en
thusiastic one. The men now work ten
hours, and receive from 35 cents an hour
down. Before the speechmaking the secreta
ries ot varions unions were busy enrolling
new members and inviting all non-union-'
ists to join the ranks of the strikers. At
the appointed hour Chairman Jame O'Con
nell called the meeting to order, and from
that time on his gavel an umbrella made
almost incesant appeals for order. Tbe
first speaker was Robert Linde Bloom, a
prominent member of the Board of Trade.
"Our preachers and editors and employers
have told you repeatedly," he began, "that
you could accomplish nothing against the
law of supply and demand. This supply
and demand problem has made a deep im
pression on you at last.
THE CORRECT THEORY.
You have seen how prices can be regu
lated by artificial supply and demand, and
you have at last adopted tbe theory yourselves
as the correct one. This great meeting is for
tbe purpose of carrying out the teachings of
your preachers and the example of your em
ployers. You have come here to regulate the
supply of labor." Applause. The speaker
then referred to the trusts and syndicates
formed for the purpose of regulating prices,
and said that though public opinion was against
such combinations they succeeded. He did
not see why similar efforts should not succeed
in the matter of labor, "for." said he, "you
have justice on your side besides." .
The resolutions of the day were then pre
sented, after further remarks urging firmness,
bnt no violence, as follows:
Whereas, The carpenters of the city of
Chicago bave never received adequate com
pensation for their labor, and
Whereas, Tbe United Carpenters' Council of
Chicago has decided after due consideration,
that 40 cents 'per hour for eight hours' work
should be the adequate compensation for a
day's work, and
Whereas, These demands have been presented
to tbe Carpenters and Builders' Association,
and have been ignored; therefore, be it
THE WORK RATIFIED.
Resolved, That the journeymen carpenters ot
the city of Chicago, in mass meeting assembled,
do hereby ratify the action taken by their
representative body and do, hereby pledge
themselves to stay out on strike until the de
mands of tho United Carpenters' Council are
fully acceded to, or until a joint committee of
arbitration, consisting of the Carpenters and
Builders' Association and tbe United Carpen
ters' Council, shall bave sat and adjusted such
difficulties.
When the presiding officer put the motion
for adoption to a vnte the nproarlous outburst
of "ayes" was deafening. The vote was unani
mous, and the dead silence that followed tbe
call for the negative vote elicited a round of
applause that left no doubt as to the spirit of
the voters.
Resolutions adopted by District Assembly 55,
Knights of Labor of Chicago, were read, for
bidding any Knight to take tbe place of a
striker on penalty of expulsion. A number of
rousing speeches by labor leaders followed,
and the meeting dispersed. Five thousand
journeymen are expected to strike to-morrow
morninc. and their leaders predict that 1,000
more will follow in a f aw days.
READ! P0R THE BATTLE.
New York Tollers Preparing for the Slave
ment of Mny 1,
rSPSCIAI. TELEQIIAH TO THS DISPATCH.l
New York. April 6. The uneasiness among
the labor unions as the tinio for making the
demand for a work day of eight hours ap
proaches is becoming manifest Already
several of the unions bave announced tbeir
intention to ask their employers for a shorter
work day and several unions will meet this
week and decide what to do. The Artificial
Stone Masons Union No. 1 is one of those that
have informed tbeir employers that they will
work but eight hours a day after May 1. The
The Central Laborers' Union and the Operative
Cement and Asphalt Layers Union will do the
same thing this week.
Tbe framers are to hold a meeting on
Wednesday and listen to eight-hour talk. At
their quarterly meeting they counted their
cash to find ont how well off they were finan
cially. They found that they had ?10,tH9 on
hand and a membership of l,0o4.
A TORTURED CONSCIENCE.
The Secret of a Murder Revealed la an Old
Man's Mattering.
rsrZCIAL TELEGBAH TO THE DISPATCH.!
Syracuse, April ft There is considerable
excitement at Three River Point, a small town
a few miles north- of this place, over the sup
posed unraveling of what bas heretofore been
regarded as a great mystery. Early In tbo
morning of September 14, 1S87, several fisher
men stopped at the grocery store of Moses Latl
more to buy some fishing tackle. Receiving no
answer to tbeir repeated knocks, they shook
one of the doors and were surprised to find it
open. On entering they were shocked to find
Latimore's nephew, Irving Caster, cold in death
with a bullet through his heart. There was no
clew to the murderer.and tho earnest efforts of
tbe police to run him down were completely
baffled.
To add to tbo complications, it was subse
quently known that a young woman figured in
the case. Some days ago Latimore, wbo has
heretofore escaped any suspicion of complicity
in tbe crime' began to act strrngely. He
seemed to have specter fancies and would
cower before imaginary officers of the law.
Saturday he saw au officer and was so unnerved
that he kept mumbling to himself that "he
didn't kin Caster." As, with Lady Macbeth, so
with lLatimore. He seemingly tries to erase
from tbe tablets of the brain a horrible memory.
Tbe attending physician says that the man is
slowly but surely becoming msano.
A JUDGE'S FATAL FALL.
He Faints la His Clab and Drops Backward
Out of Window.
MONCTON. N. B., April ft Judge Botsford
fainted and fell backward through the second
story window In the Moncton Club last even
ing and sustained internal Injuries, which re
sulted in death to-day.
He was 75 years of age and the pioneer mem
ber of the Royal Arch Masons, belonging to
the lodge Gearing his name.
Freezing Oat Russia.
Berlin, April ft The Hamburg correspond
ent says that, in contrast with Bismarck's poli
cy. Emperor William Intends to pave the way
to an intente with France, and thus Isolate
Russia. The Austrian alllauce, it adds, will re
main unchanged.
A Cigar's Disastrous Work.
New Bedford, Mass., April ft Some one
of a party of men in tbe woods at Cummings'
Hill, Russell Mills; to-day dropped a lighted
cigar, setting tbe underbrush on fire. Before
it was stopped, over a mile ol .territory wag
burned.
Philadelphia, April G. Undaunted
by bis recent imprisonment, the alleged
Count Di Montercoli turned up again laBt
evening, and caused to be distributed
circulars viler than the ones ho put in cir
culation several weeks ago. It will be re
membered that he was sentenced to pay a
fine of $20 and held in $500 to keep the
peace for the first offense. The fine
has not, as yet, been paid, owing to
tbe impecuniosity of the Count. On Thursday
last the Count went to tbe residence of John
Sanby. Sr., and asked to see the proprietor's
son, wbo is a bootblack. The hoy was called
and the Count told bim If be wonld like to
make a dollar be should meet him at Broad
street station on Saturday evening. Tbe offer
was accepted, and last Saturday the boy met
his employer. His instructions were to stand
immediately in front of the large club bouses
and first class hotels and distribute a bundle of
circulars which the Count banded him.
The Count, who was apprehensive lest the
work wonld not be properly carried out, stood
back about Ave paces from the bootblack. The
work had not proceeded far when Officer
Crocker, who had seen the man at the time of
bis previous arrest, discovered what he was do
ing and arrested both after a chase. Tbe alle
gations of the circular, couched in wretched
English, are too infamous to print. When
Montercoli appeared before Magistrate Clement
at the station ibis morning he wore a downcast
air, and when his name was called advanced
with a slow and reluctant step.
"What have you tosay for yourself?" queried
tbe magistrate.
In broken English be managed to infer that
his parents wonld not let him rest, as they were
always urging him to tbe steps be bad taken.
"I thought you promised your counsel, Mr.
Keely, and myself at your last hearing, that
you would not distribute anv more of those cir
culars?" In answer to this he said: "Mr. Keely
was not my counsel. He was employed by my
wife's family."
"L'11 hold you in 400 bail to keep the peace
and sentence you to pay a fine of 20 for dis
tributing circulars, and don't forget that you
have not yet paid your last fine of 20." The
bootblack was discharged.
Francis D. Rawle, attorney for the Knox
family in this city, was ignorant of tbe second
arrest of Count Di Montercoli until shown one
of the circulars this afternoon and said of tne
circumstances of the case: "This is the first
I bave heard of this affair, and 1 have not
beard from the family concerning tbe course
they intend to pursue. It is natural to suppose,
however, that they will keep the matter as
quiet as possible until the time comes when a
divorce can be granted."
CINCINNATI CLOSE.
An Important nnd Hotly-Contested Munici
pal Election to be Decided To-Day
Both Parties Make Confident
Claims of Victory.
rePEClALTXLXOBAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
Cincinnati, April G. Tbe city election
to-morrow is attracting more attention than
any similar election for years. One year
ago the Republican city ticket was elected
by an average majority of 6,000. In the Interim
the Owen law, which closed saloons on Sunday,
was put into effect in the city after much riot
ing'and serious outbreaks. The law bad been
enacted by a Republican Legislature, and was
particularly offensive to tbe German saloon
keepers of the city. In revenge and on the
pledge of the Democratic candidates for the
Legislature last fall to either repeal or materi
ally modify tbe law, the saloon interest voted
the Democratic ticket, electing It by nearly
8,000 majority and defeating the State Republi
can ticket.
The Legislature has failed to do a single
thing for the relief of the liauor men, and
many of them are in a rage. The spring cam
paign has been quiet but intense. Both parties
have thoroughly canvassed the city, and it is
the belief that a great vote will be cast. A trip
throngh the German wards to-night reveals a
large revolt, and there is good reason to expect
a big suprlse when the vote is counted. At this
writing a conservative statement elects Hon. S.
F. Hunt; Democratic candidate for Superior
Judge by 1.000 majority, he being personally
very popular.
The same authority elects Rehse, Repub
lican, for Clerk, by 3,000, and the balance of the
Republican ticket by an average of 600. At
Democratic headquarters tho election of tbe
whole ticket by an average majority of 2,000 is
claimed. At Republican headqnarters tho
claim is made that Rehse for Clerk will have
5,000 majority, and all the rest of the ticket will
be elected by majorities ranging from 300 to
1,000.
A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.
Nobody Hns Yet Accounted for Darling or
tbe ollssln-r S500.000.
rSFECIAI. TILBOKAM TO THS DISPATCH. 1
New Yore, April ft W. S. Darling, of John
F. Plummer t Co., did not come to town to-day
and the creditors of the firm would now be
very much surprised to see him in New York.
The news that Mr. Darling was missing fur
nishes the key to the mystery of this remark
able failure. Furthermore it relieves Mr.
glummer of some of tbe imputations which
had been made against him. Bnt tbe question,
"where has the money gone?" ha3 not been
answered yet. All that is definitely known is
that a big house, doing a profitable business,
with a supposed surplus of at least 5.300.000, has
suddenly collapsed and that tbe $500,000 is on
the other side of the ledger. A round million
has disappeared and tbe only man wbo can tell
where it has gone, has gone, too.
There are various rumors about town. First,
it is said that Mr. Darling bas speculated in
stocks and lost heavily. Another report is that
he bas also lost heavily on real estate held in
his wife's name in tbe upper part of the city.
There are stories told about Mr. Darling's pri
vate life, but nobody substantiates tbem, and
they would hardly, if substantiated, account
for tbe disappearance of a fortune.
DROWNED IS THE FLOOD.
Tbo Condition of Affairs AlonK the Missis
sippi Very Threatening.
Vicksbtjkg, April ft Nineteen negroes.the
survivors of a large party of refugees which
attempted to escape from tbe overflow down
Bogue Falaya on a raft, arrived here on the
steamer Hill City. They report that 12 women
and children were drowned when the current
dashed their crazy vessel against a tree, and
tbat they escaped with extreme difficulty.
This is the most tragic event of the flood.
The situation is growing daily more serious
in the Steel Bayou country. The water along
tbe bayou is still rising. Cattle and hogs are
offered for sale by the people at a song. Much
more stock must yet bo brought out or allowed
to drown.
An Arkansas City dispatch says that at 1
o'clock this morning Captain Tollinger, United
States engineer, received a dispatch saying that
Red Fork people had cut the levee about 60
feet wide and five feet deep. Captain Tollin
ger left immediately for that point and will be
followed, as soon as possible by men and ma
terial for the purpose of closing the cur. Bogue
Bayou is a very Important point to all the
country below here on this side of tbe river.
DIED TWICE IN OXK DAI.
An Aged Woman Who Talked After Being
Placed en Ice.
Wichita, April tt Mrs. Cynthia Mollor,
aged 91, appeared to die this morning from a
disease from which she had been suffering re
cently. The body bad been placed on ice be
fore it was discovered that life was not wholly
extinct.
Physicians were summoned and Mrs. Mollor
was resuscitated. She recovered sufficiently to
converse with her friends, but this afternoon a
relapse occurred and she died at 6 o'clock this
evening.
HE COT HIS THKOAT.
Charles Bowers Got Tired of Living and
Tried to End His Existence.
Charles Bowers, who lives on Greenfield
street, in the Twenty-third ward, near Hazel
wood, cut his throat at midnight with a razor.
He was picked up and taken to tbe Fourteenth
ward station-house, where a doctor stitched
the ugly gasb. Bowers had lost so much blood
that he is not expected to lire.
Owing to the late hour no further particulars
could be learned. What his motive was in
committing the rash act is still unknown.
Robbed the American Consul.
Bkblik, April 1 Tbo American Consul at
Plaquen has been robbed to a hotel ol jewels
rained at 5,000,
BECAUSE OP THEIR POLITICS. 1
Many Letters Warning Them to leave tha B
Place Received. '!
fEDEEAL MARSHALS INVESTIGATING.
The Citizens Claim That Their Letters Were Opened.
In the Office.
Two brothers named Wildman, Republic
ans, are respectively postmaster and Mayor
of Irondale, Ala. The Democrats have
boycotted both, setting up a separate mu
nicipal government and transacting their
postal business at Birmingham. Now
White Cap letters have been sent to the ob
noxious officials, as well as to their legal
adviser.
IEFECIAT. TELEOr.AM TO THE mSFATCBT.
Birmingham, Ala., April 6. John O.
"Wildman, postmaster, and James G. "Wild
man, Mayor of Irondale, a town of 2,000
people, six miles from this city, have re
ceived letters signed "White Caps" warning
tbem to leave the place. The trouble is a
political one, in which tbe entire town
seems involved more or less, and it threatens
to grow serious. Tbe "Wildmans are Repub
licans. The Democrats of thejtown first boy
cotted the postoffice, mailing all letters on
trains, having their mail sent to this city
and buying stamps here.
Then they boycotted the large general
store kept by the Wildman Bros. All this
failing to drive them out of town, the White
Cap letters were resorted to. The Wild
mans and their friends have armed them
selves and propose to remain and fight it
out if any violence is offered.
A CLOSE ELECTION.
The trouble dates back two months or
more, when J. G. "Wildman was elected
Mayor, beating his Democratic opponent by
seven votes. G. W. Taunton, the Demo
cratic nominee for Mayor, set up a municipal
government of his own. and for a time an
armed collision between tbe two town govern
ments was threatened. Then tbe matter was
taken Into the conns. After a trial lasting
eight days. Circuit Judge Head, a Democrat,
decided the election contest in favor of Wild
man. Tbe defeated Democrats then appealed
the case to the Supreme Court.
Following the contest in the courts came the
boycott of the Wildmans. J. N. Carpenter, a
Repnblican lawyer, was a close friend and the
legal adviser of the "Wildmans. He, too, has
been notified that he must leave the town.
Carpenter decided that discretion was tbe bet
ter part of valor and is spending bis nights in
tbe city, going to Ironuale during the day to
attend to ids business. Tbe Democrats of the
town say that Carpenter U really the cause of
the trouble and tbat he is the man they ara
after.
ANY NUMBER OP WABNINGS.
They deny all knowledge of the White Cap
letters, but the fact remains tbat both the
Wildmans and Carpenter have received sev
eral of these letters during the past 43 hours.
The Democrats say the reason they boycotted
the postoffice was that their business letters
were opened in tbe office, and tbe mails often
delayed. They deny Tiavlng boycotted Wild
mans' store, but many customers of the firm,
say they have. been Intimidated Into trading
elfewhere.
Two United States Marshals are now at Iron
dale investigating tbe ease. Tho leading Dem
ocrats of the town have joined in a card to tha
public, which will be published in one ot the
city paoers to-morrow. In this they make a
number of charges against tbe Wildmans and
Carpenter, and wind up by declaring that they
bave no knowledge of or sympathy with the
threatened White Cap outrages.
A'EGROES EESIST AEREST.
They Shoot n Ulnrshal, and Three Fall
Under n Return Fire.
ISFZCIAI. TILXOBAH TO THE DI3FATCH.1
BlRlf tNGUAX. ALA.. April 6. At Irondale,
six miles from this city, late this afternoon.
Tonn Marshal England and Deputy Sheriff
Forte nberry attempted to arrest a crowd of
negroes on a charge of larceny. Tho negroes
opened fire on the officers, shooting down Mar
shal England at tbe first fire. Deputy Forten
berry took refuge behind a tree and shot three
of tbe negroes.
The others took to the woods and escaped.
The shooting created the wildest excitement in
the town on account of tbe political troubles
there, and half the town was under arms be
fore the exact nature of the affair was learned.
The political excitement, however, had noth
ing to do with the tragedy.
MRS. HAMILTON NOT PETTED.
Emphatic Denials of Stories Concerning; tha
New Jersey htnle Prison.
lErECIAL TELEOBAM TO TUB DTSPATCn.:
Trenton, N. J., April a Headkeeper Pat
terson, of tbo State prison, was seen in relation
to the charges made against tho prison man
agement by memDers of the Legislature last
week. All sorts of stories have been put afloat,
including one to the effect that prison authori
ties allow Mrs. Robert Ray Hamilton to lead a
life of luxury, supplied with whisky sours,
cigarettes and dream-inviting morphine when
ever the humor seizes her to ask for them.
"These stones are .vbolly false," Keeper Pat
terson said. "As a matter of fact, Mrs. Hamil
ton enjoys no exclusive privileges of any kind.
Mrs. Patterson, who is In charge of the
women's wing, is even more particular in her
exactions of Mrs. Hamilton than of any otber
convict, for the purpose of avoiding even a sus
picion of favoritism. Mrs. Hamilton works
regularly every day she is able, being engaged
most of tbe time sewing button-holes In shirts.
She gets no dainties and has to fare like tha
others in the wing."
HANGED IN A HAMMOCK.
The Sad Discovery Mrulc by a Father an Re
turning From Cuarch.
SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TBI DISPATCH.l
Wichita, Kan., April '& When Key. I.
Thomas Cefton, pastor of one of tha leading
Presbyterian churches, returned from church
to-day, he found his little girl. 1 year old, hang
ing from a hammock dead. She had been left
by a servant girl playing in the hammock.
There was a hole in the hammock and
the child apparently got her bead fast iu
tbe hammock meshes and swuntr down, her
feet failing to touch the flonr by six inches.
HANGING IN A WILLOW TREE.
Two Boys Find the Body or an Unknown
Man Near Louisville.
Louisville, April 6. The dead body of an
unknown man was found to-day banging in a
willow tree on the river bank, four miles above
Louisville. It was about 2 feet above tha
water. There was nothing whatever to identity
it. Tbe clothing was of good quality.
The finders were two boy. They reported at
once in tbe city and tbo body was brought to
the city. An inquest will bo held to-morrow.
Indications are that It is a suicide.
DISORDER IN EUSSIA.
A Government Official and a Professor
Qunrrel and Both Resign.
London, April a A dispatch from St. Pe
tersburg says that tha Minister of Education
and Prof. Mendeleff, of the University, have
both resigned their positions, after having had
a quarrel.
The dispatch adds that the disorders among
the students continue, and that the prisons are
overflowing with suspects.
An Amerlcnn Sportsman's Lack.
Zanzibar, April 6. Mr. Carroll, an Amer
ican sportsman, has returned from a three
months' hunt in Masailand. He met with unu
sual success, 200 head of large game, including
many elephants and lions, being killed. The '
caravan suffered severely from influenza.
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