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The Senior Senator Correct in
Saying the Trouble Would
Blow Over.
Eefased Even a Reading in the
Lower Branch of the Pennsyl
vania Legislature.
From Governor Tattlson Eetnrnins the
Manifesto Indorsing the Federal
Elections Bill.
Ee Eli So Inprcjtr Amngtneat to Delay Tertmcisy
in tie Silver Fool Sctndsl, tint Did So
to Assist Don.
Habkisbubg, Jan. 30. The fire has
been so well drawn from the wounded pride
of the Legislature by yesterday's artful feint
that to-day Cameron once more floats se
renely on top. A resolution condemning
the senior Senator from Pennsylvania in the
harshest terms, and distinctly mentioning
his resignation as a possibility, was sprung
in the House by a member from Butler
But it was promptly squelched. It was
cot even received by the body. It looked as
though the sore bad healed very fast and
there was no disposition to remove the piece
of ceurt plaster which Senator "Williamson
and Diet Quay stuck on Thursday.
A Veto From Pattison Probable.
Nothing has yet been heard, by the way,
of Governor Pattison's ideas of the con
current resolution which was passed Thurs
day calling on Cameron to vote for the Fed
eral elections bill. He has nine days yet
before he need return the paper. There is
little doubt but that he will take advantage
thus afforded him of inditing a letter of
political doctrines to the Legislature, and
there is no question whatever that the Dem
ocratic contingent, in both Houses will
tana together and vote to sustain his veto.
On many measures which the Governor
mar veto, the Republicans may count on
securing three or four interested votes from
the Democratic side to pass such measures
over the veto, but this is purely a party
Some of the Republican leaders have
raised the point to-day that a concurrent
resolution becomes effective as soon as
passed by the two branches of the General
Assembly, and need not necessarily wait for
the executive approval.
The Governor lias the Advantage.
The weight of evidence, however, is on
the other side. Parliamentary usage has
established the practice. Tney are always
sent to the Governor, and his action has
generally been awaited with courtesy. After
formally sending him this resolution it
would be grossly impolite to send a transcript
10 Washington without waiting the return
of the original from the Executive Depart
ment. The resolution introduced in the House
this morning by J. M. Thompson, of Butler,
is one that he has had in his desk for three
days. It reads as follows:
Whebeas, Our senior United States Sena
tor, J. Donald Cameron, of Pennsylvania, has
by his acts pertaining to the silver question
and the elections bill, cone in direct opposition
to the principles of the party which has re
cently and for tho third time elected him to
his high position, said acts bcinc unrepublican,
unwarranted and a betrayal of the principles
and pledges vouched lor by the gentlemen or
the Senate who presented his name to the Penn
tjlvama Legislature for re-election to the office
01 l nited btates Senator and reflecting re
proach upon his constituency; therefore, be it
Kesolved (it ihe Senate concur), That we,
the members of the House of Representatives
of Pennsylvania, condemn his course, and re
quest his closer adherence to party principles
and issues or his resignation.
Kot Even Allowed a Hearing.
The resolution was greeted with a storm
of noes, and a general cry went up that it
should not be read a second time, which is
the rule. Mr. Lytle, of Huntingdon, in a
voice full of indignation, moved to lay the
resolution on the table, whilo Mr. Fow
raised the point that it was not in order, as
the House could not instruct a member of
the Senate.
Speaker Thompson put the question:
"Will the House agree to a second read
ing?" and a fexr ayes were heard, and then
an overwhelming volume of noes, from the
depths of which Thompson's voice was
heard loudly demanding the yeas and nays.
That settled the matter, and the House re
sumed its usual calm, read a few bills the
first time and adjourned until Monday
night. Sxofiel,
The Action of the Legislature Will Have No
Eflect on Cameron.
Washixgtok, Jan. 30. Before his de
parture from Fortress Monroe Mr. Cameron
told a prominent Bepublican Senator, who
asked him if he would vote to take up the
elections bill at a later period in the session,
that he was not prepared to saywhether he
would or not. This was practically s re
fusal to do so. Mr. Cameron told this same
Senator that he had nft doubt that a major
ity of the Republicans in Pennsylvania
were in favor of the elections bill, but that
made no difference to him. He said that he
was right, and that he "did not care what
other people might say about it." "The
whole thing," he added, "would blow over
in a short time." This Senator regards it
as a settled purpose on the part of Cameron
to stand by his Democratic and silver
A wild story is going the rounds to the
cffcci th it Mr. Gorman is siid tn have prnm-
WAXTS of nil kinds are quickly aiuwered
through THE DlsPATCH. Investors, arti
sans, bargain hunters, buyers and sellers
closely scan its Classified Advertising Col
umns. Largest Circulation!
ised Senator Cameron that if he would onlv
vote once with the Democrats to shelve the
elections bill, he would see to it that all Be
publican appointments made in Pennsyl
vania under Governor Pattison should be
made in accordance with Mr. Cameron's
dictation. Mr. Gorman is also said to have
given Mr. Cameron the most positive
assurance that in case any Senator should
offer any resolution or take any other steps
toward probing the silver scandal, the Demo
cratic side of the Senate would vote solidly
either to check all investigation or to render
it futile.
On His Own Responsibility He Delayed
Testimony Until After the Election In
Order to Help Sown tho Force Bill
No Evidence of Any Impropriety.
Washington, Ja"n.30. Representative
Dockery, of Missouri, appeared before the
Silver Pool Investigating Committee, and
said that inasmuch as, he had, when last on
the stand, given his testimony hastily and
without sufficient deliberation, he desired
briefly to re-state the reasons why he did not
wish to testify until the day after the Sen
atorial election in Pennsylvania. He read
a written statement, which was substantially
as follows:
The force bill was at that time pending in
the Senate. I was desirous that it should be
beaten. The attitnde of nearly every Senator
in respect to that measure was very generally
understood, except that of Senator Cameron.
The election of his successor was to take place
on Tuesday, and the committee was to have
met the previous Saturday. It was known that
if Cameron was re-elected he would vote for
the force bill, but his attitnde of uncertainty
led me to Indulge the hope that he would vote
against it.
Preferred to Another Republican.
Under these circumstances there was nothing
to induce me to desire that another
Republican should succeed him. I did not
wish to be the cause of making public, at that
juncture, any private business transaction of
the Senator of which I had information, that
might be entirely legitimate and proper and
which could, before an opportunity was
afforded him of shonringits entire propriety, be
used by his political enemies to his detriment.
I had information that Cameron had made a
purchase of silver at some time during the last
session of Congress. I had no knowledge that
he was connectea with any pool, nor had I any
information that would warrant me in a con
clusion as to the propriety or impropriety of
the purchase made by him.
I merely had information as to the simple
fact that he had purchased silver. I believed
it to be hut justice to the Senator that such
fact should not be made public by me when it
might be used by his political opponents to his
immediate injury without time or opportunity
for him to resent the same by explaining tho
facts and showing the propriety of the trans
action, if it was, in tact, proper.
There was no agreement or understanding
between benator Cameron and myself or any
other nerson that my testimony should be de
layed in consideration of. or as an inducement
for. the senator to vote against the force bill.
I -n as not requested by any person to delay my
testimony, nor was any suggestion to that effect
made to me by any person. I acted npon my
own judgment,, induced thereto solely by the
tacts and reasons I have stated.
Merely Desired a Postponement.
In response to Chairman Dingley, Mr.
Dockery said that he had no knowledge of
any intention on the part of the committee
to adjourn over from Saturday to Wednes
day, except that he had heard Mr. Oates say
to one of the members that he wanted to go
over to New York. He (Mr. Dockery)
therefore thought it likely the committee
would adjourn over until Wednesday when
Mr. Uatss would be back. "Witness bad
never suggested such an 'adjournment to any
member of the committee. He admitted he
had taken the chance that Senator' Cam
eron's silver pnrchase might have had some
thing improper or corrupt in it. He did
not intend to screen Mr. Cameron or sup
press anything, but to delay his testimony
until after the election.
The committee questioned Mr. Dockery
very closely as to whether, or not the ques
tion of Senator Cameron's re-election and oi
the desirability of an. adjournment over
until "Wednesday had been a matter of con
versation between Mr. Dockery and Mr.
Vest or any other person, but Mr. Dockery
stated that, while he had no recollection one
way or the other about the matter, that it
was possible he might have incidentally had
some conversations on the subject.
An Ohio Legislative Committee Agrees on
Onefor County Officers.
Columbus, O., Jan. 30. The salary bill
for county officers has been agreed upon. It
is based on the population of each county
and graded. The salaries under the law
will range from 5900 to $4,500 and fees with
certain of the offices. The law is to be gen
eral. A bill was presented in the Legisla
ture providing a new charter and more
efficient government for Cleveland.
The Governor proposes, in a measure that
has been introduced, to make a person eligi
ble to the office of probate judge only after
an examination by the Supreme Court
touching his fitness and qualification for the
office. The bill also provides that a pro
bate judge must not be associated in a
partnership with any attorney practicing in
the court.
Among bills introduced one amends the
law passed last winter creating free public
employment bureaus. It puts the superin
tendents of such bureaus under the control
of the Commissioner of Labor Statistics and
fixes the salary at 5100 per month. -The
other measure amends the present law by
giving Commissioner of Labor Statistics
more power and authority to gather informa
tion from manufacturers
The bill authorizing commissioners of
counties not having workhouses to release on
parole prisoners confined in jails for fines
and costs, to enable such prisoner to pay
such obligations, was passed in .the Senate.
letters from the South Sea begins in THE
DISPATCH to-morrow. This will bo the
greatest newspaper feature of the year,
Tho Decision of the Court In the Hard
Fought Bridge Case.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 30. In the United
States Court an opinion was handed down
in the Union Pacific Bridge case. The de
cision is a great victory for the Union
Pacific A temporary injunction had been
sought by the Rock Island to restrain the
Union Pacific from interfering with the
passing ot Rock Island cars over the Pacific
The Judge declared that the motion for
temporary injunction is denied and the re
straining order is sustained to dissolve the
action. The Milwaukee case was similarly
At a Private Dinner Given In a We w York
Clnb To-Mcht.
New Yobk, Jan. 30. Governor David
B. Hill and Grover Cleveland may possibly
meet to-morrow night at a dinner to be
given by Senator Wm. L. Brown in the
library ol the Manhattan Club. The din
ner is to be private. Colonel Brown re
solved some months ago to give a dinner to
the governors of the club. He notified the
members of the house committee of his in
tention and requested them to assume the
management of the dinner. Herman Oel
richs, Dock Commissioner Cram and the
other three members of the committee set to
work in earnest, and the result of their
labors, it is said, will be a very good dinner
indeed. The diners will sit about an oval
table that will comfortably accommodate 32,
which is the number expected.
Colonel Brown will sit at the head of the
table. On his right will be a chair for Gov
ernor Hill, and on his left will sit Lieuten
ant Governor Jones. Mr. Cleveland's chair
will be at the opposite end of the table, be
cause he is a private citizen. No set
speeches are, expected, but, as one of the
gentlemen who is to attend the dinner said
yesterday, that the company will probably
keep their seats at the table from 7:30
o'clock until midnight, there will probably
be some talk.
All of the Partners and the Cashier of the
Defunct Bank Arrested They "Waive a
Hearing and Are Held Under S1.000
Nevt York, Jan. 30. Judgment for
55,042 in favor of the National Bank of
the Republic was entered against the Jud
sou Pneumatic Street Railway Company, of
45 Broadway. The bank brought suit
against that company, George W. Dela
mater, of Pennsylvania, Louis Walker and
Henry D. Cooke, on a three months' promis
sory note for 55,000, dated September 29,
1890, made by Louis Walker and G. W.
Delamater to the order of the Judson com
pany, which was indorsed by the company
and Henry D. Cooke, came into possession
of the Bank of the Republic, and was not
paid at maturity. When Deputy Hein
berger called to-day at the office he was in
formed that it bad removed a few days ago.
Friends of the company say that it is abun
dantly able to pay the amount of the exe
cution. A dispatch from Mcadvilie says: At the
instigation of F. W. Witter, a depositor to
the amount of 5615, the members of the as
signed banking company of Delamater &
Co. and YJctor M. Delamater, cashier, were
again arrested this morning. The charge is
embezzlement, and is brought under the
provisions of the act of May 9, 1889. The
defendants waived hearing and gave a bond
in the sum or 51,000. It was signed by
Hou. Samuel B. Bates.
A Plantation Hand Who Did Not Know That
Slavery Had Been Abolished.
Topeka, Jan. 30. The Capitol has a
special from Valley Falls, in this State, giv
ing facts in the history of Thomas Hunter, a
colored man who has just arrived there from
Sabine parish, La,, and who until less than
six months ago did not know that
slavery had been abolished. He was owned
and worked by Manuel Lahtte, a
French Creole, who runs a large nlantation
and owns COO negroes. He does not allow
the colored people to speak, to a stranger un
der the penalty of death. Even when they
went to the railroad to haul cotton, the .mas
ter ami overseers guarded thtEurrlill loaded
shotguns and threatened to shoot themir
they spoke to a white man. Hunter has
two broken ribs and the spars of the lash in
terlace his back. At one time not long ago
he was tied up to a post and given 200
lashes for a very trivial offense. He says
that men and women are frequently whipped.
They never sell any of them, but in every
other way it is as much slavery as ever ex
isted. He says no white men ever come
through there. He was near the Sabine
river, in Sabine Parish, La., a region of
country that is very swampy and only very
sparsely settled, one plantation occupying
all the tillable land for many miles
in every direction and surrounded by
cvpress swamps so that it is easy to keep
the negroes isolated from the rest of the
world. Hunter escaped three months ago
to the river, hid on a boat, through the help
of a colored man, and learned from him for
the first time that slavery bad been abolished
25 years ago.
Both Parties Badly Implicated', If Tester
day's Testimony Is True.
Piebee, S. D., Jan. 30. The report in
the legislative investigation contains, the
testimony of Representatives Christensen,
Dahler, Walker, Stevens, of Marshall;
Kelly, of Moody, and Hall. Christensen
testified that Clark Roarpaugh offered him
5500 to vote in favor of the Brown county
contestant. Dahler testified that Dr. W. L.
Brown, of the Yankton Agency, offered him
anything he wanted in the shape of money
or a position if he would vote - for
Mpody. Walker testified that Ben
Harvey offered him anything he
wanted if he would vote with the
Republicans on organization. Stevens said
Clark Roarpaugh offered him a 51,500
position if he would act with the Republi
cans. Kelly, of Moody, deposed and said
a man named Welch had approached him
on the streets and said he would pay him or
go and get him 51,000 if he would vote for
Moody and also lor retaining the Lawrence
county contestees. '
Hall, of Snlley, a Republican, testified"
that James Erwin, a Democrat, at the begin
ning of the session offered him 51,000 if he
would stay out of the Republican caucus.
NEW GAMES for the borne circle will be
described and illustrated- in THE DIS
PATCH to-morrow. .
Relatives Get the Court to Interfere to Pro
Tent a Wedding.
New Haven, Jan. SO. Love burned
with a constant flame in the bosom of Mrs.
Lonisa English, 71 years old, and wealthy,
of Bridgeport, but relatives interfered with
her passion, and a day or two ago had a con
servator appointed, who must see to it
that she does not wed her lover. The man
she adores is Isaac Jewell, who is young
and rather good looking. She meant to
marry him, and lavished money and gifts
on him for several months, bat suddenly ill
ness disabled her, and then her -relatives
took the field against her suit.
The relatives now think they have put an
impossible impediment between Louisa and
Isaac, but it is reported the lady made her
will before she was stricken -with illness,
and that Jewell is named therein as her
heir. It is possible there may be further
litigation over the matter.
One Pall ore Ylhlch Was Evidently Not an
Extremely Had One. "
Philadelphia, Jan. 30. The recent
statements that the old and well-known
house of Barker, Brothers & Co. would now
resume business again were verifiedjlo-nlght
by a notice sent out that Abraham and
Wharton Barker would resume business to
morrow at Fourth and. Chestnut' srfeets'un
der tae'firm name of Barker & Co,
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Large Crowds Daily Inspect
Now Med Fire-Escape
The 0'fihca House Also the Mecca of Many
Cariosity Hunters.
l Br duklap's cable compact.
London, Jan. 30. A curious fact has
just happened with regard to the Parnell
case. Crowds have recently been observed
in Medina Place, and every day more and
more people have been seen wending their
way thither. The object of attraction is the
fire-escape by means of which Parnell's es
cape was effected on the memorable occasion
when Captain O'Shea returned at an inop
portune and unexpected hoor.
It is merely an iron ladder fastened to the
window, but crowds go all the same to stare
at it as if it were a celebrated object of art.
Many an Arri and his Ariel make a pil
grimage to the spot, and their comments on
the situation are amusing.
The commercial aspect of this attractive
object, too, has not been lost sight of, and
the owners of the house have been offered a
'large sum for the ladder by a museum pro
prietor, who expects to reap a golden harvest
if he is able to succeed in purchasing it
Another offer has been made for the house
itself, which would then be opened to the
public gaze at so much a head, as it is be
lieved, with the liberal advertising the
affair has bad, crowds would flock to see
how and where Parnell escaped, as well as
the rooms so closely connected with" thisH
romantic episode in his life.
So great is the interest bestowed now on
this house that a cynical gentleman was
heard to remark as be surveyed the scene :
"I shouldn't be surprised if "the society for
making historical spots were to be petitioned
to have a tablet placed on this house with
the inscription: 'Charles Stewart Parnell
made his escape here on ' the date to be as
certained and filled in."
Scaling Wax In Many Colors Used as the
Medium for It.
London, Jan. 30. Many visftors to Paris
have lately been remarking on the rows of
sealing wax of all hues and shades, many
being novel colors, which are exposed in the
windows of the fashionable stationers'shops.
It now appears that a meaning is attached
to each of these colors, which is as eloquent
in its silence as the language of flowers.
In this new language, white means a pro
posal of marriage; black, death, and violet,
condolence. Chocolate is used for invita
tions to dinner; Vermillion for business
communications, while ruby, suggestive of,
coral lips and bleeding hearts, is used to seal
the missives little Don Cupid inspires.
Green is typical of hope for obvious reasonsr.
brown, ot melancholy; blue, of constancy,
and yellow, of jealousy. Pale green is the
color selected lor notes containing a re
proof; pink is affected by young ladies
when writing to each other, and gray is
used for letters to friends who have passed
the age when pink would be approririateJ
A Peculiar Effect of 'the Duchess of Man
chester's Marriage.
London, Jan. 30.-i-The marriage of Her
Grace, the Duchess of Manchester, is caus
ing some gossip, and people are discussing
the price she will pay for the step, as under
the will of her late husband she will forfeit
her income. But aj curious point, worth
the mentioning, is also involved in this
marriage with the Marquis of Hartinpton.
It is that her title of t Dowager Duchess of
Manchester will not discend with her.
The usual custom which will be followed
is that she will still be known as the Duchess
of Manchester until the death of the Duke
of Devonshire, who is how a man of over 72,
shall give the Marquis of Hartington, who
has already celebrated the fifty-seventh an
niversary of his birtb, jthat title and seat in
the "Upper House, when she will become the
Duchess of Devonshire and will thus attain
the matrimonial distinction of having been
the wife of two dukes in succession.
Tho Scotch. Railway Troubles Cause a
Heavy Loss to Both Sides.
London, Jan. 30. The strike on the
Scotch railway lines, which for all practical
purposes may be regarded as having come
to an end on Thursday night, lasted for ex
actly five weeks and four days. Its propor
tions may be best recognized when the fact,
which does not strike one in reading the
daily reports, is made clear that at one time
9,000 men belonging to the North British,
the Caledonian and the Glasgow and South
western railways were out
The greatest railway strike which was
ever known in England cost the companies
127,000, while the losses of the traders and
the men employed could not be reckoned at
less than 500,000. It is a curious fact in
the history of English railway strikes that
the men have been invariably beaten, or
have had to accept a compromise with the
Natives of the Caroline Islands Attack a
Spanish. Garrison.
London, Jari". 30. A new Spanish
steamer has arrived at the Caroline Islands
and another massacre of Spanish troops has
taken place. Residents and natives of the
islands attacked the Spanish garrison un
expectedly and killed 90 soldiers and civil
ians. The troops retaliated by attacking
the native stockake, and a terrible fight
The islanders were driven into the jungle, '
where the Spaniards followed them, but
were repulsed with heavy losses, the natives'
being armed with Remington rifles, and
shooting down the soldiers in large numbers.
The Captain shot himself rather than fall
into the hands of the natives.
Believed to Have Suicided.
Beblin, Jan. 30. It is supposed that the
16-year-old daugnter and the 15-year-old son
of Lieutenant Glassemer, fearing punish
ment for having played truant from school,
have sought reluge in death. The children
have been missing for ten days, but their
bodies have not yet been found.
The Postage Stamp PraudiV
Bbslin, Jan. 30. It is found that the
counterfeiter of postage stamps, who has
lately been discovered here, had his regular
agents all over Germany, who paid all their
bills in postage stamps. Ten of the gang
have been arrested, and others are under po
lice surveillance.
Counteii Pappenhelm's Daughter.
'Berlin, Jan. SO. Count Pappenheim
to-day advertised in the leading newspapers
tb.6 birth of a healthy daughter, who weighs
eight pounds. The mother is the Countess
Mary, formerly Miss Wheeler, of Philadel
phia. Mother and child are doing well.
In Open Revolt Against All Authority
Defenseless Citizens Brutally Assaulted
By the Rowdy Soldiers Confined to
Their Barracks Until Transferred to
Beemuda, Jan. 30. The definite an
nouncement made by the military authori
ties that the Leicestershire Regiment has
been ordered to Halifax to relieve the West
Riding Regiment, brings joy to all classes,
excepting the men in the regiment itself.
Since coming here the Leicestershire men
have made themselves conspicuous by their
disorderly conduct, and now they believe
themselves booked for Halifax, they have
become more unruly than ever, for they
have in mind the petition of the Hali
gonians last summer against the regiment
being quartered in their city. But for the
presence of the Grenadiers and the war
ships, there is hardly a doubt the riotous
soldiers would have taken possession of the
Since January 22 the regiment has been
in almost open revolt, and has only been
kept under by a strong patrol of armed
guards. The authorities have probably been
instrumental in keeping the facts from the
outside world. Just prior to this date, a
party of soldiers brutally attacked some men
from the warships Ready and Forward on
shore liberty. The natives helped the sail
ors and the soldiers were driven to their
barracks. The next day a defenseless resi
dent was ferociously attacked and only
saved frbm being murdered by the surgeon
i-of the regiment.
t At night 100 soldiers and non-comnlis-eioned
officers, who were not even entrusted
with side arms, armed themselves with
clubs and pieces of bar iron and lay in am
bush for some dockyard laborers. The plot
was discovered, and a strongly armed body
of grenadiers reached the scene in time and
escorted the men to their homes with fixed
bayonets. They also succeeded in driving
the rioters into their barracks. A majority
of them were kept there, undergoing a"pack
The inhabitants are in terror of their
lives, and to avoid farther trouble the en
tire regiment will be confined to its barracKs
until the time for its departqre for the new
station. The Grenadier Guards are great
favorites with the people, owing to their
splendid conduct, being the best-behaved
soldiers ever stationed here.
After the Proscrib
Vienna, -Jan. 30. Three theaters here
are competing for the right to play "TBermi
dor." The Deutsche Volks Theater will
probably obtain the privilege.
A Famous Artist Dead.
Paris, Jan. 30. Chaplin, the celebrated
artist, died this morning.
The New York Courts rflllMake a Thorough
Investigation A Commissioner Ap
pointed to Go tp Montana and Take the
Necessary Testimony.
Niagaba Falls, Jan. 30. Another
.chapter is added to the mystery that has
hung around Robert Ray Hamilton while
in life and after his death by the story told
by George E. Munro, proprietor of the din
ing room in the New York Central depot at
Suspension Bridge.
"Some of the papers pretend that Ray
Hamilton is not dead," said Mr. Munro to
day, "but I believe he is. Along the latter
part of December, it was just before Christ
mas, I think, a party of Scandinavians on
their return from the West to their foreign
homes, had to wait in the depot here for
their train before going back east over the
R. W. & R. While they were here John
Jenny and I got talking to one oi them, a
remarkably bright man, by the way, and
during our talk it was revealed that he was
from the Yellowstone Park region.
When he told us that, we at once
inquired as to whether he knew about Ray
Hamilton's death. Now, this was long be
fore his death was doubted. He told us that
he was one of the men who found him, and
gave a very minute account ot the way the
body was found, and also about the saddle
on the horse being turned around. He
worked on the ranch next to Hamilton's,
and said he knew him very well in life, and
spoke warmly of him. Why, I haven't the
slightest doubt as to Hamilton being dead.
The others of the party assured us of the
truth of the Scandinavian's story."
A dispatch from New York says: "Surro
gate Ransom has appointed David N. Car
valho commissioner to take the testimony Of
John T. Sargent, at Butte Citv, Mont., in
regard to the death or Robert Ray Hamil
ton. The order was obtained by John Con
nor, Jr., on behalf of the estate. It provides
that the commissioner may take the testi
mony of any other witnesses there."
READ Robert Louis 8tevenson'a opening
South Sea Island letter in to-morrow's big
He Falls Over a Bannister and Is Probably
Fatally Injured.
Mason Citt, Ia., Jan. 30. Lieutenant
Schwatzka, the renowned Arctic explorer
and lecturer, was probably fataU'injure,
in this city to-day. He has been drinking
heavily during the past three days, and was
to-day helplessly drunk. Upon returning
from a driye. be was assisted from his carriage
and up the steps of his hotel.
When near the top he fell over backward
down over the bannister on the floor be
neath. His face and head are terribly
He Kills' the Man Whose Noise Disturbed
His Sick Wife.
Walter McClure, son of a piominent mer
chant of this city, was fatally shot at an
early hour his morning by Charles Combs,
a well-digger.
Combs claims that, young McClure-was
creating a disturbance in front of his house,
thereby annoying; his sick wife. Combs is
in jaiL
The Missouri Senate Passes a Resolution
Xike That' of the House.
St. Louip, Jan. 30. At Jefferson City
to-day the Senate passed a resolution simi
lar to that adopted by the House a week
ago, pledging that branch sot to. appropri
ate any money lor the vy oria s JJ air suouia
the force bill becoMB!alaW.J - -.
To Answer the Formal Accusation of
Discharging an Employe
The Judge Tery Determined to Sift the
Matter to the Bottom.
Philadelphia, Jan. 30. Common
Pleas Court No. 1, Room B, was treated to
a sensation this morning when Charles W.
Peterson, one of the jurors, complained to
the Court that he had lost his position be
cause he was serving on the jury. Judge
Biddle directed him to make affidavit to the
fact, which he did. Assistant District At
torney Boyle was sent for, the affidavit
given him, and Judge Biddle, in his capacity
as a magistrate, issued a bench warrant for
the arrest of iieatty on the charge of inter
fering with the administration of justice.
When Beatty appeared before the court
Peterson took the stand and said: "I was
sublicensed on the 13th. I showed Mr.
Beatty my notice on the 14th. He looked
over it and said: 'Yon can't bother with
nothing like that,' and gave it back to me.
When it came to the time to serve he said:
'We don't want any delay like that; we
want our work done.' That was on Monday,
the 26th. I came to court and served on
The Employer Entered an Objection.
"On Tuesday I did my work up very near
within a few shoes. He stopped me as I
started to go out of the workshop and asked
me where I was going. I said: 'I 'am going
to serve on the jury.' I said I could do it,
and he said I conld not. He then threat
ened that if I went they would not wait for
me, but put somebody in my place. After
that I came back and finished up my
work. On Wednesday there was nothing
"Yesterday evening when I came back he
flew up at me and seemed to be angry with
me. He complained of the condition my
Bhoes were in, hnt I had not left them that
way. They were mixed up and no damage
was done. He said: 'That'll do; we don't
want you any more; you need not sew any
more; that settles it.' I understand that
somebody was put in my place this morn
ing, and I saw the advertisement in the
Mr. Beatty, on being sworn, claimed that
he had discharged Peterson for turning out
bad work. He had been with them 18
Going Into tho Case Deeply.
"When did you complain last beiore this
of his bad work?" asked Mr. Boyle.
"It was nflhin a month."
"It was not until he served on the jury
that you discharged him. Can you account
for the coincidence?"
"I told him many a time that I would dis
charge him, and his work was so ridiculous
ly bad this time that I did so."
Peterson on being recalled, said that
Beatty had exclaimed: "The with the
Mr. Beatty testified that several of the
men at the shop knew Peterson's discharge
was for turnine in bad work, and Judse
Biddle said he would continue the matter
-untill0o5lock;vio-Biorrow morning, .when
tnese parties coma Deneara.
A Friend of the Murdered Girl Tells the
Story of the Crime.
Nasttville, Jan. '30. The mystery con'
nected with the death of Mary Dolen, the
14-year-old adopted daughter of John Moran,
is abont to be known through the confession
of Charlotte Racknitz, her bosom friend.
Late last night Justice Beasley called at the
jail, where the Racknitz girl, Moran and
two others are held under suspicion of being
accessories to the crime. During a conver
sation with the Racknitz girl she said:
"Now, Judge, suppose I would tell you
who killed her, would they do anything with
Being assured of protection, she related
the story of leading the Dolen girl, who
complained of being sick, io the back porch,
when a man appeared and struck Miss
Dolen on the head with a hatchet, and said
he would kill tbe person who told on him.
From tbe description given of the man there
is no doubt of his identity, and theofficers
have already arrested him.
Their Isolations to Each Other Defined by
the President of One.
St. Louis, Jan. 30. President Frank P.
Sargent, of the Supreme Council of the
Federation of Railway Employes, who is in
this city in conference with local labor
leaders, in an interview gave expression to
his views regarding the much talked-of
affiliation of the Order of Railway Con
ductors with the Council.
The Order of Conductors is not a protect
ive organization, and, as such, cannot be
admitted to ,the Council. The Brotherhood
of Conductors is a protective body, and is a
member of the Federation. Said Mr. Sar
gent: "The recent strike on the Erie road
is the first one in which the grand officers of
the Order of Conductors ever participated,
and everything points to the adoption ot the
protective policy by that body, and, if they
come ont squarely oil the same footing with
us, I see no reason why they should not be
admitted to the Supreme Council."
The Son of an Ex-Diplomat Under Arrest in
the Windy City.
Chicago, Jan. 30. Robert B. Cramer,
a young journalist of Washington, is under
arrest here on the strength of a telegram
from that city charging that he is a fugitive
from justice. He is of a very good family,
being a son of John N. Cramer, Minister to
Switzerland during Grant's administration,
and now interested, in the International
Bant, of New York City, with Thomas F.
James, formerly Postmaster General.
Youuir Cramer indignantly denies that he
is a fugitive from justice, saying that it is
known that be was coming io unicago De
fore he left for the East. He believes bis
arrest to be the result or an attempt to make
him pay the debts of a company formed by
himself, Willis Hawkins and other Wash
ington men sqme time ago, to publish a
magazine in the national capital. The
venture proved a failure.
The Drys Suddenly Become Perniciously
Active Thro aghout Maine.
Banoob, Jan. 30. The Prohibitionists
have begun to act, and the People's En
forcement League has been formed and the
plan of ' campaign laid out There wlty
be . a general conference of .the
party at AuguSta February 6 and 7',
under the auspices of the National and
SUle -committees, at which John P. St.
John, ex-Goveruor of Kansas and Presi
dental candidate of tbe Prohibitionists in
1884; Aaron CIarkL of Bnxtou; General
Neal Sow. nfPnrtlandMChairman Dicker?
Lof' the.Nattl-PreWMtry CobimMv).
K-, -- -At ' . "r.
Colonel Eustis, of Dixfield; Volney B.
Cushing, of Bangor; N. F. Woodbury, of
Auburn, and other distinguished straight
outs wilt be present. In Portland the
whisky war has already begun, and there U
almost a panic among the liquor dealers.
Special deputies are scouring the; city, and
from Graham's corner to the western prom
enade consternation reigns among the hand
lers of the "stuff." A great deal of liquor
has already been seized, and tbe deputies
declare that they are in the work for all
summer, and nroDose to rnn the town dry.
Tbe principal hotels all have bars, and thel
proprietors are as mad as wet hens over tne
new turn in affairs. They threaten to close
their houses to transient customers.
The Number Limited to That Figure Be
cause the Ceremony Will Be Celebrated
in Lent Tlie Arrangements for the Af
fair All Practically Completed.
Philadelphia, Jan. 30. The details of
the marriage of Miss Willing to Jdhn Jacob
Astor, Jr., have been definitely arranged.
Mr. Astor's visiting list in New Ybrk com
prises abont 1,200 persons. Mrs. twilling
has almost as large a list in New Tork, be
sides a PhiladerMa list of about 900.
Nevertheless it -n decided Ito limit
the invitatio - possible to
relatives and a . Toj-tJr -t fintimate
r i . . . w'
irienas, amounting to-o
h Ne mar-
riage will take place on
O -try
17. The ceremony was to taiw. -trA. f.
Uhurctr of the Holy Trinityjs.yo "o.
auu TTaiuub aireeis, uut in perifcu' jr
arrangements it was decided to maku
affair a home wedding. Accordinelv v
will take place at the residence of Mr. and'
Mrs. Willing, Sll South Broad street
The house is large and has handsome
parlors. As the occasion will fall in Lent,
it has been thought best to aoid ostentation.
This was one ot the reasonsyfor changing the
wedding from a chnrch ceremony to a home
event. Mr. William Astor, who is now in
Earope, will return in time to be present at
the marriage, and, with h'is family, will come
to Philadelphia in a special car, returning
to New York immediately after the recep
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Willing, who have been
in New York, have returned to their home
here. The marriage will make the third
alliance between tbe members of the Astor
family and residents of Philadelphia. Tbe
others were the wedding of Miss Mary Paul
to Mr. William Waldorf Astor, and that of
Miss Astor to Mr. Coleman Drayton.
For 200 years nearly. Miss Willing's an
cestors have lived in this city, and received
large grants of land from William Penn and
from the Crown. Some of the real estate is
still held. Tbey have always been persons
of great wealth, although not active in ac
cumulating money. As a result a consid
erable of the original fortune has wilted
away. For three generations the women of
the family have been noted for their beauty,
and the present Miss Willing is no excep
tion to the rule. Her father is a man of
high education, and spends bis time in lit
erary research. Miss Willfng's mother is a
daughter of the late Dr. Ray Barton, once
a distinguished physician, and it is through
her the family possesses much of their
Despcratn Battles Have Been Fought! but
- ,"tne 3B5oMAo.TJlmowu .
BrEf OS Axees, Jan.30. Desperate and
sanguinary battles have been fought in
Chile between the rebel forces and the Gov
ernment troops. Many have been killed on
both sides, but the reports are conflicting as
to which side proved victorious.
Fifteen thousand insurgents are massed
at Quillota, Province of Valparaiso, 50 miles
from Santiago, and it is reported that they
are contemplating an advance on the capi
tal. President Balmaceda's forces have
captured Iquique. The insurgents have
been forced to withdraw from Lapena,
where, after a desperate engagement, 5,000
Government troops compelled the insurgents
to retreat to Lanorita. Twelve thousand
Chilean Government troops, dispatched from
Valparaiso against the insurgents, have re
volted and joined the rebel forces.
It Seems to Be Successfully Tested at the
Chicago Exposition.
Chicago, Jan. 30. The airship is a suc
cess. So, at least, a large audience that wit
nessed a test this afternoon at the Chicago
Exposition building were decidedly inclined
to declare. To all appearances it was
thoroughly demonstrated that a.craft has at
last been invented that permits feats of
aerial navigation never before accomplished
propelling and steering.
The ship is the one invented by William
Pennincrton, of Mt. Carmel, HI. As yet
only a 30-foot model has been constructed,
and the practicability of using aluminum,
which is to be the material of which the
ship itself will be built, has still to be
He Was an Insurance Man and an, Ex-Mem
ber of a Legislature.
Sak Francisco, Jan, 30. Colonel
George S. Mann, a veteran of the Mexican
War and a member of the New York Legis
lature for several terms, beginning in 1847,
died at his residence in this city yesterday.
He organized the Home Mutual Insur
ance Society, and was its first President,
Tbe deceased was a native of New Hampi
shire and 93 years of age. He came to Cali
fornia in 1852. He leaves a widow, the
daughter of ex-Governor Mattox, of Ver
The Disposition of the Remains of tho Mur
derous Army Surgeon.
Sait Feakcisco, Jan. 30. The funeral
of Dr. William Deitz, army surgeon, who
shot and killed his wife and.then committed
suicide at Alcarraz Island Wednesday, toot!
place this afternoon. .
Tbe remains of the surgeon are being con
veyed to the Presidio Military Cemetery,
and the remains of Mrs. Deitz will be em
balmed and sent East to her father. Captain
Tyler. The little 3-year-old son of the de
ceased will accompany the remains.
BEAUTY'S food, by Shirley Dare, in THE
DISPATCH to-morrow. She says she never
saw a pretty vegetarian.
A Large Family Poisoned by Bread Made
of Cottonseed OIL
Denisox, Tex., Jan. 30. The family of
James Ball, consisting of Ball, three chil
dren, Edgar Reasor, two hired men and
Miss Etta Dickenson, living three"1 miles
west of Denlson, were poisoned this morn
ing by eating bread made with cottonseed
Arkansas Wishes to Be Represented.
Little Rock, Jan. 30. At the annual
meeting of the Stale Hofticulfural Associa
tion, held here yesterday, President TJ. C.
McLeod made" h'is"annual address, after
which a memorial -was adopted asking the
Legislatup'to''Bialc4 an appropriation lor
To Miners, Is the Investigation
to Be Commenced To-Day
by the, Committee.
Why Naked lamps "Were Used Where
Gas Was Known to Exist.
EcporteD to Have Been Anything bat Good
a Few Daj3 Before.
Mammoth, Pa., Jan. 30. The investi
gation 'by the Legislative Committee,
to be commenced to-morrow morning, into
the cause of Tuesday's accident, will, if
thoroughly performed, elicit some informa
tion concerning mining practice in the coke
regions which may prove of a sensational
character. The matter has been taken to
heart by every miner in the region, and
jealous eyes will follow every foot of the in-
iry, and gauge every qnestion put with
e view of ascertaining where the blame for
he occurrence should be properly placed.
It is regarded as doubly unfortunate that
Snaitb, the fire boss of the shaft mine,
should have been lost. He was responsible
for the safety of the mine and had full lati
tude to adopt such measures as he deemed
proper for the safety of the workers. On
Tuesday morning he had reported the mine
as safe and had so informed the men. Ia
support of his opinion he was present with,
and perished with them when the summons
came. Had he survived there is just a
probability that the real condition of tha
workings at the fatal moment might be as
certained, and in his absence any blame
that may be thrust upon him should be ac
cepted as against a man who cannot now
plead in his own defense.
Snaith's Opinion of the Mine.
It was learned to-day, by diligent inquiry
among the miners best acquainted with the
deceased fire boss, that he did not feel very
easy as to the safety of the mine a day or
two previous to the accident;
"What did Snaith think of the condition
of the mine?" was asked a miner named
"A party told me," he replied, "that Bill
had told him, onlv a few days before the ac
cident, that the mine was no longer safe, and
that he would not be surprised if it would
Wow up to b 1 some day."
"What did he mean?"
"I suppose he meant that the naked lights
ought not to be used any longer, for fear of
igniting the gas that was coming into tha
"Why. then, were nafc
lights- still
used?" was asked.
This question elicited
once from the group of fi
Conld -pi Get t
'uses all at
ane t
r2 u
"Because.''"lneV saic?,
kiere were)' too)
safetv lamps given- out fo?
'use. There are
some in the engine house, but when they
were called for they were securely under
lock and key and could not be had. We
like the naked lights better than the lamps,
because tbey give a better light, but when
it comes to a question of danger, why we
want the lamDs."
Pursuing inquiries next as to what opin
ion had been formed of Snaith, it was
learned that while a careful and experienced
miner, he was rather addicted to drink.
This was an admission obtained from every
man spoken to on the subject.
"There is no use in' denying it," said one
quiet looking man, "Bill did like a drink:
once in a while. The company has cautioned
us not to have any man around who drank,
but Bill was an exception."
There is one man who can shed some light
on the condition of tbe mine on Tuesday
morning, and that is George Percy, the fire
boss of tbe slope mine. An eflort to obtain
some m'ormation from: Mr. Percy on this
pointed failed.
Waiting for- the Inquest.
"I suppose," he said, "I shall have to
answer a number of questions on tbe in
quest, and I don't wish to say anything un
til tbe time comes." Percy's duty extends to
within the shaft mine, and can speakfor the
condition of the .portion under his inspec
tion. Snaith's duty was confined to the por
tion known as the "dip,"the point at which
the explosion occurred. In reply to ques
tions Percy said, rather reluctantly:
"I have been here for five years, and
have been aware of gas in the mine during
that time. About three years ago there was
an explosion by which two men were killed.
It is usual to mark the workings with chalk
before every resumption of work. On the
morning of Tuesday Snaith came in through
my end and went to the dip. He marked
the walls; some of them are there still. He
must have thought the mine all right, for he
met the men as tbey came in and told them,
so. Well, it wasn't all right, as yon know.
I suppose safety lamps would have been
used if they had been necessary."
"Don't you think there was a necessity?"
"It would seem so now," was the laconic
Percy said that gas was located by hold
ing the light low. When itwas not in large
quantities it was set fire to and burnt out.
This had been done in the mine. ,
""Snaitb," said Superintendent Keighley,
"had full power to take any measures ho
ehose for the safety of the men. He had ab
solute control and was directly responsible."
"Why were there not safety lamps pro
vided in lieu of the naked lights when there
was a suspicion of danger from gas being
known to be present?"
Locating the Responsibility. ;i
Mr. Keigbley walked into tha engine
house, and throwing open a locker.rsaid:
"Yon see, we had them. Snaith could have
put them in use ir he wished." The locker
contained about eight lamps securely packed
away in paper. About 150 men find em
ployment in tbe mines.
"Are these for use in the mine?"
"Yes. in cases of emergency."
"Such as the present, for example?"
The work, of clearing out the mine was
proceeded with all day. Volunteers for the
work were scarce, due partly' to the smell
from tbe decomposing animals and partly to
a fear of further disaster; There are still
four men missing, but it is uncertain
whether they are among the unidentified
dead buried at Scottdale or still in tha
mine. Their names are:
STEVE OCULAR, married.
ANDY HOSAK, married.
ANDV SI3TA. single.
Ol the 103 dead 86 were Slavs, the rest
being Germans and , of- English-sneaking
races. A revision of the bereaved families
gives 50 widows and 96 orphans, who will
be dependent on the charity of s cold world
uutil some relative or natural cause makes
a change in-their circumstances. The own-
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