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THE- - PITTSBURG DISPATCH- - SATURDAY, APRIL 11 1S9L
LUB'S TACTICS, How He Took Advantage of the Leadership Quarrel to Rush the Land Bill. PLANS OF THE LIBERALS. Radicals and Labor Leaders Are Greatly Dissatisfied With THEIR XEW LABOU COMMISSION. Will Discuss Practical Toints and Capital Will Control It. . THAT PARXLLli SIAKKIAGE CANAED , II ll.IbUT,lS91, EYT11E EW YORK ASSOCIATED 1-HLSS.j liinoN, April 10. The Government, i i succeeded in rushing the Irish land i .uriugh the first stage when the Irish i ! t wire fightinc: on the question of i. ao. rsbip, show a determination to follow 1 1 ir policy w.th the hill iu committee. " i lid lour's action in using the weapon ciouie to abridge debate on tne first ust, is as tjrannous an application of irct majeure" as the present Government uas given iu dealing with Parliament. i ne want of unity among Liberals on sev- important points of the bill, and the . sitv of opinion among the Irish mem- o add mightily to the Government's i er to crush attempts at destructive , ismof the details of the measure. If ui.su re be liberally applied, as Mr. Bal- ur s action indicates it will, the Conserva- vr. ooast mat tne Business oi me session e completed at the eud of June, will - .i.izod. Organizing the Home Kule Forces. ' "llauittonc held a conference to-day v ii vcral McC.irthyites on a line of oppo , and the result of the meeting prom - ,o restore concerted action among the iition, instead of every man fighting on i dual responsibility. Summed up, the r tl amendments, upon which tue strug- .1 proceed for several weeks to come, opposition to fie use of local luniis .utees lor loans, and objection to the - insurance funds, to the proposal to e amount of any deficiency ou the v i-tes, aud to the delusion of grazing ir m the operation of the measure. hese amendments aie acceptable to it r tnent, and alter much talk each i i.elested in turn. The Irish laud- cm ventioii sent a strong committee to i t. rin.itteis lirai to landlord interest ;! hill reaches the haen of the ( l L irds. - scrutiny of the personrel of the t - ' nimission confirms the belief that i ernnieut does not intend to permit , j ui questions as to the basic relations i r and capital to be considered. 1 1 c'-isiified, capital has 14 representa- . j labor 13. V li.il Ihv I.ibor Commission Will Do. V Muith states that the commission will i u,-ate the questiOLS affecting the rcla- iitween the employed and employer, i i ie conditions oi labor raised during et. 1: trade disputes, and would report ( etion whether legislation could i. atage be directed to remedy any , -e o'Cd. ! Jidicals and labor members of the j Commons are not satisfied. Tiiey i u that the list contains only six ui labor representatives, against 11 ,t employers, whilst the svmpathies ol ii i vlier members are on the side of capital. " u 3iable omission ot agricultural .1 ;-, ai.d the absence of allusion in the - hi leference to the land question, - i, i me Commission as the creation of a n ol landlords. Lord Ilartington, who l. ioiious as the "chairman faineant" (he ii ted as actually having slept through . -iis, veu while presiding), will do h ug to avoid trouble. "Whatever real k i . commission accomplishes will tall mi Mr Dale, an iron manufacturer and o captain ot industry, who is in full i v with the artisans, and Messrs. " .i j d JIawdsley. llic Moik "Mill lie Practical. n ; tne commission as a whole, , s luds wili have the smallest-chance s s .on. Whatever work is done will .mmediate remedial legislation of a character. - aw is unwilling to re-enter Parlia- iuh with the chauce of resummi the ip of the anti-1'arnellites. "Tne . .t is too much embittered. The per- a-ert:onsof the 1'arnellites that the s everdeclared against 1'arneH until re' letter was published, have led (induction ol a note from Archbishop to the Administration of Armagh sp dated fourdays prior to Gladstone's in which the Archbishop hays. mrified to see resolutions in support P irnelliupuorted by priests. I tooL.it n etl tuatjiricsts would not appear on . ' r ii It is bad e- otigh for lay Catlio- u loone s-uch rascality, but lnnriests ond guardians of morality, it is mtoler- late appearance of Archbishop 's declaration is explained as due to that the administrator himself took n the l'arnell meeting which the -hop denounced. T'le P.irncII-O'sliea. Marriage Story. . anard involving Miss O'Shea and i' i nell has ceased to be heard. Mr. i ci comes to the House of Commons ..- i trom Brighton. Captain O'Shea cou- i, ii live at the Kast Lad of Brighton. ( i Mica is still at the "West End, which ,v'iowa to people as "Fire Escape ru ' btic drives out with Mr. l'arnell , nooded Amenc-.u buggy. There is no i i ii :m (Joeen'o proctor will interfere ytr r : ttic u auea divorce Ironi becom- ,ii n iuse. (Tladstone having been privately l or a statement in reply to Mr. Par s c narge that Mr. Gladstone gave an i ie to American dvnamiters at i rten, says that Ins denial alone ought ttice. Conservative papers have ex correspondence of 188t, in which m stone tells Mr. Laliour that he ilieniic information, not from Mr. o the effect that some power be l'arnell vould resort to violence ,k uultss home rule was granted. 1 uiics rail to JIako Capital. i uives connect this information ' 'nadstone's secret kuow ledge that j American citiemists, who could i i-r Mr. Atkinson or Dr. O'lteilly, v - ting England in 1889. Cable dis i''i s, liowiver, enlightening the public ir the nigh etiaracter of both Mr. Afkin o aiiu lr. O'Eeilly, sufficed to deieat the f at'Ves in their ellorts to make cap ' hi iiii incident. . - oi the svstun of mobilization are . . i I.' in 1'iance on the German 1 c ,e-, and in these movements trains and smuts arc being employed inexactly same manner as they are used in time of w I urd Randolph Churchill had a ran of id iv at tne City and Surhurban handicap ursdiy, He hacked Colonel North's t (irh .lnthorpp, 25 to 1 against, and netted t sum of J5,U00. lie did not hack his o n borsc. The Grip on Shipboard. rrjT puxLAr's cauls coiiPANr.i LovDOjf, April 10. There was a serious outbreak ol inucuza on tbe Himalaya troopship on her homeward voyage from BA Colombo to Malta, 200 being tinder treat ment at one time. DENOUNCED THE PRINCE. A Liverpool Clercj man Gives HIsYlows on Gambling ami Its Patrons. IBV DUMiAF'b CABLE COMPAJTr.l LlYERroOL, April 10. Great excitement has been caused in Nonconformist circles here, and among the public generally, by another clerical attack upon the Prince of "Wales. It appears that at the annual meet ing of the local Temperance TJuion held at Bolton, 12 miles from Manchester, the Eev. C. Akin, who presides over the leading Nonconformist chapel in this town, took oc casion to describe the immorality ,prevail ing in Liverpool. Alter dwelling at socic length upon the prevalence of gam Wins and betting dens, he grew excited, and, shaking bis fist, said: The conrtier o Klne Cambyses. the son of C rus, once ventured to reprove that monarch, and I wish that some one bad tne poer to go aud tell that Prince of ours what w rong lie is doing (great applause), and tell the Prince of Valc.who associates with a divorced Dute, a JIarquis ruled oil the turf for pulling his horses, and a baccarat Baroness, that when lie sets the weight of his great position on the side of the cutthroats of the turf and against the Church and Sunday school, whether he be the Prince of Walcsor the prince oranywhere else, he is not the man to reign over us. (Wild en thusiasm.) But the cheers that greeted these utter ances at Bolton found no echo in Liverpool, which is noted for the stronglv conservative sentiments of its electors. Indeed, his own congregation have rebelled against Jheir pastor, and are now circulating a petition asking him to resign. The reverend gentle man, however, says that fie will neither re sign nor temporize with his opponents, but will defend his action and prove his allega tions from the pulpit, if forced to do so. THE IRISH LAND ELTali. Ono of the Amendments by Sir. liahfcuchero Is Voted Down. LONDOiT, April 10. In the House of Commons to-day, in the Committee on the Irish Land Bill, on the clause proposing the advances of money be made by the issue of guaranteed land stock equal in nominal amount to the advance, Henry La-" bouchcre said in substance that, allow ing i'30,000,000 would amply cover the land purchase, why ou;ht State aid to be re stricted to agriculture? There were plenty of people outside of the agricultural classes who would very much like to obtain aid from the State upon terms similar to those upon which it was proposed to grant aid to the Irish agriculturists. Many manu facturers, Mr. Labouchere claimed, would like to get a. loan of capital at tbe rate of 2s., per cent if tbey were allowed 49 years In which to repay such a loan. "The Irish members who sup ported the present Irish land bill," said Mr. Labouchere, "would be selling their birthright if the land became mortgaged to England. Such a state of affairs would seri ously interfere with the prospects ot home rule." Mr. Balfour said that whatever the honor able members might think of the present land bill as a solution of the Irish land question, thev must admit the financial soundness of"the plan. Timothy Healy, Arhur O'Connor and others spoke upon the same subject, when Mr. Balfour moved closurei which was carried by a vote of 216 to li. jfr- Labouchere's motion to omit the word "guaranteed" from the phrase, "by the issue of guaranteed land stock," was rejected by a vote of 232 to 138. A SOCIETY ON TRIAL. The Initiation and Other Secrets of the aiala "Vita Disclosed. Rome, Anril 10. Mala Vita, the name borne by the secret society the members of which are on trial at Bari. is the title of a once popular novel. The trial was con tinued at Bari to-day, and during the pro ceedings the informers disclosed the curious initiation rites of the order, and the dialect peculiar to members of the society. Tire applicants for membership must first satisfy the officers of the Mala Vita that they have never been policemen, gendarmes or excisemen. "When the oath is administered to the novices they are required to stand with one foot in au open grave. They are sworn in the most solemn manner to abandon all ties ot kin dred for the interests of the order, and the neophytes are informed that the most fear ful penalties will be imposed upon them for any betrayal of the society's secrets, or for any disobedience of its decree, especially when they visited' udguient on an intended victim. The booty which the society secured through brigandage and ransoms was to be divided among the members according to rank. Fantastic and obscene tattooings mark the members of th e grade"Camonsta," the chief of which still contrives to corre spond with the prisoners. WATER IN THE DESERT. An Enormous Reservoir of Water Found in the Heart ot Sahara. Orak, North Africa, April 10. An enormous reservoir of water, 120 feet below the surface, has been discovered at El Golea. n small caravan station in the midst of the Sahara Desert The reservoir was discovered while a number of workmen were engaged in sinking a well at El Golea. Theshalt sunk already gives 40 gallons of good, clear water a minute, and it is ex pected that this amount can readily be in creased should it be found that a larger quantity is necessary. The discovery is of the highest import ance, and will undoubtedly tend to develop the caravan trade of El Golea, which is one of the stopping places in the Sahara Desert of caravans which travel across that region. This is the first time that water has been lound at so slight a depth in the Sahara. CENSUS TROUBLES. Keclstrars Ilavinc Trouble With Britons Who Refuse to Answer Questions. tBT DCJ. LAP'S CABLE COJirAXT. LoxDOJf. April 10. The police courts are ousy reprimanding and punishing peo ple for refusing to fill out the census papers that are left with them. At the "West Lon don police court to-day the Registrar of the Kensington district stated that he was di rected to apply for a summons against Lord James Douglas under the census act tor not making a correct return of his papers. The Registrar thereupon handed the magistrate a letter, with which was the re turned paper complained of. In this paper his lordship described his wife as a crossing sweeper aud a lunatic, and his son as a shoe black, both born in Darkest Africa. The magistrate granted the summons for his lordship's arrest. PARNELL WON'T PAY. Unless He Settles With O'Shea Bankruptcy Proceedings Will Begin. IET DUXLAP'S CABLE COMrAJfT.l LosDOif, April 10. Since the decree of the divorce court, mulcting Mr. Farnell in the sum of 800 ($4,000), O'Shea's solicitors have repeatedly applied to him for a settle ment, but in vain. Unless he furnishes the amount lie will be served with a writ, and proceedings in bankruptcy will follow. THE VICTORY CONFIRMED. Fourteen of the British Killed and 87 Wounded at the Battle. London", April 10. A dispatch from the Viceroy of India confirms the news fha't Lieutenant Grant.on April 6, repulsed 4,000 Manipuri natives armed with guns. Fourteen of the British were killed and 27 wounded. Great Loss of Life. Zan-zibab, April 10. An explosion oc- rurred to-day in the powder magazine ad joining the Sultan's palace. Thirteen were killed and 20 wounded. HAGGARD AT HOME. IIo Lands in England After a Pleasant Visit to America. TBT DUhLAF'S CABLE COMPANY. Liverpool, April 10. Mr. and Mrs. Rider Haggard landed to-day from the steamship Germanic and went home to Earl's Court, London. Iu an interview with a reporter Mr. Haggard said that he regretted having to return to England and to abandon his visit to the West Indies and Peru. He had had a pleasant time in the United States and in Mexico, aud was delighted with his first visit to the great American continent. The kindness and welcome he had received everywhere had impressed hini deeply, and he had a very pleasant voyage home. SHAMELKEN THE SUSPECT. The Plotter Against tho Czar's Life a Mem ber or a Mnrder Society. St. Petersburo, April 10. Shameiken, the man who was arrested Monday on suspicion of being about to make an attempt on the Czar's life, belonged to the Scaevola club of li-harkotf. the members of which are bound to make continual efforts to murder the Czar. Most of the members of the club have since been ar rested. A number of students have also been arrested at ICharkotT. It is also feared that riot will break out at the University there. Another sensation has been caused here by the suicide of a Hussar officer who, it is rumored, -was involved iu the plot against the Czar. The case is shrouded in mystery. MUM AT MADRID. Believed That America Ittado Broad Con cessions on Sasar. London, April 11. The Times corre spondent at Madrid says that complete re serve is maintained in regard to the treaty with America, but it is believed that Amer ica grants the broadest concessions in re gard to sugar and other Cuban products, excepting tobacco, which, for the present, is outside of the negotiations. Any further treating Decessary will be made directly with the "Washington Gov ernment. It is believed that General Fos ter made advances for a Spanish treaty. The Government's majority Beduced. London, April 10. In the House of Commons to-night the annual motion against allowing the opium traffic in India was made and carried by a vote of 160 to 130, the members of the opposition greeting the Government's reduced majority with loud cheers. FAIR WOMEN AT WAR. MISS C0UZINS STILL HOLDS THE POET IN THE DISPUTE. A Quarrel Between the President and Sec retary of the Lady Managers of the World's Fair The Former Betalns Ben Batter for' a Suit. , Chicago, April 10. Miss Phoebe Cous ins, Secretary of the Board of Lady Mana gers, holds the fort at the headquarters of the "World's Columbian Commission. She declared herself to-day more than ever de termined in her stand to assert her rights as Secretary of the Executive Committee. She says she has received telegrams from many of the Jady members of the commission-, taking sides with her. She desired it ex pressly stated in the public prints that this unfortunate difference between herself and Mrs. Palmer is merely one of principle, and not personal in any sense. She loves and thinks lots of the lady President of the Board. From other sources it is learned that for a long time differences have existed between the President and the Secretary. The lady Secretary, it is said, has. on several oc casions refused to sign communicatioas un less the pronoun "we" was used, referring.of course, to the President and herself. Mrs. Palmer, it is reported, has also stated to Jriends, talking of Mrs. Couzins: "I cannot quarrel with her, and can only close the door in her face." This trouble is viewed rather seriously by certain "World's Fair officials. Should Miss Couzins make a legal fight through Ben Butler, whom she claims to have retained, it will seriously injure the influence for good of the board; or should, as Miss Couzins also claims, the courts decide the Executive Committee and its powers to be illegal, thus nullifying its previous action, the worrv may be so great as to cause the resignation of many of the officials and practically disband the board, thus holding up women to the ridicule of those opposed to woman suffrage. This is the first time that women were invested with such extra ordinary powers, and the oqtcome, it is thought, may bear much upon the future oi the advocates of woman suffrage. PETROLEUM has often been suggested as a means of coat defense. TUB DISPATCH, to-morrow will contain a description of a practical plan of defendlns New Xork har bor against Italy's famous navy. BUEGLABS AT W0EK. Hazelwood, Belleville and Mr. Washington Disturbed by Thieves. There are some accomplished burglars at work in various sections of the city. On Monday night last entrance to the house of L. Beinhauer, on Mt. Washington, was ob tained by boring out the locks ou the back doors, and so neatly as to give the impres sion that old hands were engaged upon the job. The inmates were awakened and scared tbe thieves before anything was removed. The house adjoining was also entered, and here a watch and a quantity of jewelry were stolen. The police have no clew to the men. A gang of thieves has made a numberof attempts to burglarize houses in the neigh borhood of Bellefield and Hazelwood during the last few nights. Efforts were made last night to enter the houses of Edward Krebbs and J. "W. Maeder, on Neville street, but the occupants awakened aud frightened the thieves away. The residences of William Houston and J. C.Parkinson, at Hazelwood, were entered night before last, but nothing was taken. The only report the police at the Nine teenth ward station have as regards the highway robbery whicli occurred on Ee becca street Thursday night, is from W. G. McGesry, Inspector of Highways under Superintendent Paisley of the East End, who said he lost a pocketbook containing 40 and a number of valuable papers. He thinks he was either robbed or it was lost in the train between Torrance and East Lib erty station Thursday evening. KILLED HEE HUSBAND. A Colored Murderess Who Thinks a 810 Fine Would Cover Her Case. SFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THK DISPATCH. jACKfaON, Miss., April 10. Ann Baker, a negro woman from Terry, Hinds county, was brought here to-day by Deputy Sheriff Burnett, charged with murdering her hus band. She admits her guilt and says she did it because her husband compelled her to get breakfast before be went plowing. She is about 21 years old 'and offers to work one month for anybody who will get her out of the scrape, as she does not think it should cost over 510 to get -free. The Inquest Continued. Coroner McDowell impaneled a jnry last night to hold au inquest on tbe death of Joseph Bescn, one ot the Hungarian victims of the Braddock explosion on Tuesday last. The case will be continued next Monday alternoon. A SISTER'S ANSWER To the Sensational Chames Made by Anna Dickinson. ' . AN EMPHATIC DENIAL OF THEM. Snsan Dickinson Tells Her Story of Their Daily Life. LATIKG BAKE MAM l'ATBETIC DETAILS rSrXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THK DI8PATCH.I Pittston, Pa., April 10. Great excite' , ment was occasioned here this morning the publication of Anna Dickinson's story, charging ber sister Susan with hatred, and jealousy, and wrongfully having her com mitted to an insane asylum, after having squandered her money. No one here be lieves the story. On the contrary those who are in a position to know say that Susan has always been most kind and devoted to her sister, doing all in her power to advance her interests and protect her. Mis3 Susan was astounded when she read the interview with Anna. The DisrATCH correspondent had an interview with Susan to-day, in which she said that she had directed her attorney to at once bring suit against Dr. Seward, for damages for injury to Anna Dickinson's mind, in confirming her delusions, and also for malicious libel on herself. She also stated that she had sent Dr. Seward notice of her intention. Denying Anna's Statements. This alternoon Miss Dickinson made a statement in reply to Anna's interview, in which she says: "In the first place, Anna says she went to West Pittston on account of mother's health, and chiefly to please me, and fhe adds that the expenses of the house hold were paid by herself from start to fin ish, which is wholly untrue. "We went there because Anna had lost the means to support mother as she wished in Philadelphia, and my acquaintance with the place and the business gave me the op portunity to earn the money by newspaper corresnondence to support mother and my self, which I did until my mother's and my sister's ill-health made 'it necessary to be sickroom nurBe by day and night for years. The debts contracted then have been to sup ply my sister with shelter, food and medical attention, and to pay our mother's burial expenses, which we were unable to do when she left us. Louisa T. McDonald, then Louisa Welch, was with us only during the last year of our housekeeping iu Philadel phia. Afterward she was Anna's maid in traveling until 1875, and she could not therefore know anything about mv private affairs. No Money Wa"s Wasted. "As for the money, which she alleges was wasted at 1710 Locust street, I wa her un silaried private secretary and the house keeper, and she allowed nie precisely 5250 per month, includins the rent of a S1.000 house, to meet all expenses, and the greater pait of the time the house was filled with company, who had, of course, to be provided for. It was impossible, therefore, to avoid at times the standing over of accounts until her return home lor her to settle. "I never made an investment of any kind in my life. Having use for the money as it came, I never bought a trinket for myself and was not in the habit of making gifts to other people, and the deprivation of lux uries was never a matter of the slightest moment to me personally. She alleges that I have intense hatred and jealousy of her. which has never taken any iorm except that of striving to further her interests to the uttermost of my ability, at no matter what cost to myself of health and strength. The Welsh servant, whom Anna refers to as bisr and coarse and entirely devoted to me, had done faithful service in our house for six years and a half; was devoted to our mother during her illneis; is at least a head shorter than Anna Dickinson and slight. Never Any Time to Visit. ' "As for my visiting the town, there wa3 never any time for me to do it, having my hands full with sickness aud work at home. On Thursday, February 19 (not 20), Anna became violently delirious, refused to come down to dinner and frightened the girl, Martha, so that she declined to go upstairs at all. It was 8 iu the evening when she came down stairs and ordered Martha to put her dinner on the table, aud also to give her a lamp and accompany her to the garret, where Anna had already been screaming and pounding on the partition walls so as to alarm all our neighbors. "The girl being afraid ol her. ran out of 'the bouse and was followed by her. It was tnenoise ana commotion of the incident which has been so magnified in the papers, in spite of my efforts to prevent, as the pub lic well knows. She then came back and ate her dinner at 9 o'cloclr, and she could not have taken supper in her room later, be cause she had nothing to take. The story of the gleaming white crystals in a cup of coffee is an absolute falsehood, which only insanity can by any possibility excuse. Accusations Against Friends. "For several days before she had been ac cusing Howe and Hummel, her attorneys, of the vilest ireachery in regard to her case against the Republican National Commit tee; an old acquaintance in Boston of a plot to ruin her reputation, and A.M.Palmer, of the Madison Square Theater, and other parties in New York of having stolen her dialogue in the "Test of Honor" and used it in ','Sunlight and Shadow;" also Charles Dudley Warner of having stolen her letters from Colorado, and through the medium of her former agents, Bernard and Kalph Meeker, of having used them in his Harper articles on Colorado. "These and other things might have warned me that Anna's mind was going astray, but I couldn't believe such a thing possible, although I told her she was fright ening me by her suspicions charges of - conspiracy by the wholesale. From the 20th to the 22d of February she ate her meals regularly. They were carried to her on a tray by a servant accompanied by me, as Martha was afraid of her and would not go up alone. After the 21d she lefused to eat at all. "When I tried to persuade heron the 23d she tried to get Martha in the room behind ber, on a pretext of carrying out trays. Martha retused to go in unless I would hold the door open for her escape. Anna then called me a devil; flew at my throat aud tried to choke me. 'Martha ran f or th'e first man she could get, and brought in the sou of a neighbor. Anna says she did not see me for some days after that. Natuially I kept out of her way. No Tood for Three Days. "On the afternoon of the 25th, as she had then eateii nothing for three days, it became absolutely necessary to remove ber for treatment to Danville, that being the only available place. As stated in all the papers at the time, the door was forced open. She was not roughly handled, however. Her urUtswere not injured aud her clothing was not torn. Up to that tim; the attempt to secure money lor her was inaugurated by Miss Lanford and Miss Willard, without any action or word of mine. The first sum received, $250, from the Actors' Fund ot New York,w.is used to pre vent tbe sale of our mother's furniture and other household belongings, which Anna said she would never part with, and to pay other small debts contracted by her, in cluding her latest dressmaker's bill. The other amount received was $356 from Gen eral Christiansen, of Brooklyn, part of which was used by me in securing her transfer from Danville to Goshen, where I placed her by the advice of Miss Habberton and others, who had friends treated there. The greater part of the sum is in her own bank in Pittston, and she can have it when she pleases, with the account of what was spent for Dr. Seward and herselt on the journey. "Our friends tell ns that I have 'been extremely foolish to devote my life as I have done for years to her service. To-dav she .proves their assertion correct, d tejkb". future I am willing that she' shall find faithful service wherever she can." DECLARES HER INSANE. so SAYS DE. WETHERH,L HOW AIWA DICKINSON'S CASE. OF He Says Sho Was Undoubtedly Deranged When Sent to tho Asylum and Was Not Oppressed He Stakes His Reputa tion on llis Opinion. P hiladeljhia, April 10. The story that Anna Dickinson was a sane woman when she was committed to the Danville Insane Asylum and that her commitment was irregular; that the State lunacy laws were in her case flagrantly violated, and J that Philadelphia physicians and officials "cm uuuuerueu iu tue jujuaiicc uuuc iici, a officially and particularly denied here. The letter which Miss Dickinson says she sent to the Chairman and Secretary of the State Board of Charities, Drs. Thomas G. Morton and Henry M. Wetherill, of this city, was received by Dr. Wetherill, who visited her immediately upon receipt of the letter, after having shown it to Dr. Morton. Thomas Barlow, the attorney of the board, accompanied Dr. Wetherill io Danville. In telling ot -the visit, Dr. AVetherill to day said: "We found Miss Dickinson in stalled in the most comfortable ward of the whole institution. The Danville Asylum, like other State Asylums, is overcrowded, but only on the men's side. There is room among the women still for tbe comfortable accommodation of a number of new patients. She told us 'that she was sane and that Dr. Schultz, tbe superintendent, suppressed her letters. I told ber of our receipt of the letter she mailed to us, and that we had forwarded to Howe & Hummel, of New York, the letter which she had inclosed addressed to that law firm. On inquiry of Dr. Shultz after ward what he thought of her condition, he said it was his medical opinion that hers was a case of acute insanity, but she had begun to improve during her brief residence in the hospital." In reply to the query as to what his opinion was it the time. Dr. Wetherill saia: "Neither Mr. Barlow nor myself had the slightest doubt but that she was deranged." "Do you say officially, and do you stake your professional reputation on Miss Dick inson's insanity while she was in Dan ville?" "Yes, there is no doubt about it what ever." "From ajperusal of her story, and from your knowledge of her case, do you think. sne is entirely sane now; "Speaking from what I saw of her only, I will say that it is very probable that she is insane at the present time. Dr. Seward, of New York, I see, vouches for the oppo site view of her case, and inthe absence of another examination of Miss Dickinson I cannot speak positively of her condition." "She was released from the asylum on discharge papers, and says that if she re turns to Pennsylvania she is liable to re arrest and incarceration. Is that true?" "It is not. Oi course, if she were mani festly inscne and dangerous she could be restrained for the safety of the public. But the whole case would have to be begun ab ovo. The commitment and examination would have .to be made all over again, and would be an entirely new case. Miss Dick inson now in Pennsylvania is as free as air, and can no more be deprived of her liberty or placed under restraint than you or I." DOES NOT BEIHCVE IT. ailss Frances Willard Talks About the Two Sisters. Chicago, April 10. "I really do not know what to make of the report in regard to the incarceration of Anna Dickinson," said Miss Frauces E. Willard, Presi dent of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, to-day. "I have no authoritative information npon which to base a hypothesis," continued Miss Willard, "and I was never in my life more astonished than when I read the statement. What I do know is that I have been ac quainted with Susan E. Dickinson Anna's sister, for the last 15 years, and that to my knowledge she has been a most generous, faithful and also beloved sister. There were the most cordial and loving relations be tween the two sisters." Miss Willard expressed it as her opinion that the hardships and overwork to which Anna Dickinson subjected herself for many years and her resultant ill-health for some time past, would very naturally result in a condition that would produce all sorts of hallucinations. And that without know ing anything about it, Miss Willard thought, Anna Dickinson, while appearing quite sane, was the victim of utterly base less delusions. CAUGHT A EUNAWAY BOY Who Says Ho Robbed Ills Uncle and Then Came to Pittsburg. , Detectives Robinson and Fitzgerald last evening arrested Ivan Clark, a 13-year-old boy, in company with an old man, who has eyery appearance of being a tramp and who gave his name as Peter Horan, while trying to pawn a gold watch chain and a Masonic charm on Smithfield street. The old man and the boy told conflicting stories as to the ownership of the chain and as to their identity, the boy telling the pawnbroker his name was Smith and the old man his father, while tbe old fellow said his name was Wilson and denied being a parent of the lad. When Inspector McAleese got the boy alone the little leliow owned up, saying he had run away from his father's home at Oil City, and had gone thence to Shannopin, where he had an uncle living. He stopped with his uncle a few days and then ran away, taking the chain and charm from his uncle's trunk. On the way to this city he fell in with Horan, who was a tramp and who took the jewelry from him to pawn. The case will be investigated to-day and the boy's father, a liveryman at Oil CIty.will be communicated with. DASHED PAST THE ENOINE. Mr. Bloedel's Family Almost Killed In a Funeral Procession. Shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the funeral cortege of a man named Gross, who lived in upper Allegheny, was on its way to Troy Hill Cemetery, and in passing up Sycamore street the procession was stopped by reason of the lowering of the gates at the railroad crossing for an ap proaching train. A team of horses attached to a carriage in were seated a man named Bloedel and his family, became fractious and unmanage able. The team dashed against the gates, breaking them down, and got on the track in frout of the approaching train, and it looked as though a collision was bound to occur. The horses, however, at the sound nf the engine whistle made another plunge, breaking down the gates on the opposite side, and dragging the carriage out of the way of the train, but damaging it against the broken gates. The occupants of the carriage, as well as the driver, escaped with out injury. MONTHLY RELIGIOUS SERVICES. The French Exercises To-Morrow to Be of uu Unusually Interesting Character. The monthly French services in the chapel ot Dr. Purves' church, on Wood street, to be held to-morrow, will be un usually interesting. Prof. Rollin Parker, of the society, has issued over 1,000 invita tions, and a large attendance is looked for. The Western University Glee Club has prepared an appropriate programme of music, and in addition there will be several soloists. Carl Better will preside at the organ. Rev. Dr. Holland, the newly-' elected Chancellor of the University, will be present, as also Dr. .Woodburnand Rer. W. lT. Robinson. SCALING THEM DOWN. Some Big Gats in the Demands of In stitutions for State Aid. LAEGE APPROPRIATIONS WASTED By the Pittsburg Hospitals Are Ifot En tirely Realized. NINETY BILLS CALLING FOR 11,014,751 (FROM A STAFF COIUIESFONDENT. Hakeisbuko, April 10. About 90 ap propriation bills were.reported to the House to-day, including tbe general appropriation bill. The commiitee has made a big cut in the demands of the various institutions that want the State to aid them financially. The general appropriation bill calls for about $7,000,000 to support the public schools, to pay the judiciary, the expenses of 'he Legis lature and to meet other liabilities for whose liquidation provision must be made in this bill. Four millions were allowed for the public schools, which amount is $2,000,000 less than provided for in another bill. The amount asked for the Eastern Peni tentiary (598,000) was allowed, but $55,000 was lopped off the claim of 880,000 of tho Western Penitentiary for the erection of buildings. The Huntingdon Industrial Reformatory asked for jlb'0,000 and re cei v ed JHO.'OOO. The Pennsvlvania Reform School wanted $110,000 and was allowed $79,000. The Anthracite Miners' Hospital at Ashland put in a claim for $94,000 and had to be content with $73,000. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Home of Ene was voted its demand, amounting to $175,000. The appropriations to the cottage hospitals wcrs'gcnerally curtailed. Care of Indigent Insane. The Board of Charities recommended $800,000 for the care and maintenance of the indigent insane, but the Committee on Ap propriations report one bill appropriating $850,000 and another $50,000 to cover a de ficiency. The Danville Hospital tfas .al lowed only $20,000 of the $51,000 wanted. No action was reported on the bills appro priating $537,000 to the Harrisburg and $531,227 to the Norristown State Lunatic Asylum. The Philadelphia House of Refuge was given $110,000, which was its claim, and the Training School for Feeble Minded Chil dren in Delaware county received $198,000, or within $5,000 of tbe amount for which application was made. Of the $93,500 de manded by the Philadelphia Blind Institu tion, it was allowed $60,000. The Philadel phia Deaf and Dumb Institution wanted $442,000, but the committee struck out tbe item calling for $250,000 for new buildings. The Western Pennsylvania Deaf and Dumb Institution asked for $93,600, and was al lowed $60,000. The Scranton Oral School received $53,600 of the $109,000 demanded. The Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men, of Philadelphia, had $42,000 of the $65,000 wanted knocked out. Scaling Down the Amounts. The Western Pennsylvania Blind Institu tion made application for $34,750, and was allowed $23,500. The Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, of Philadelphia, wanted $200,000 for general purposes, en larging building, and was allowed $50, 000. No action was taken on the bill appropriating $150,000 to University Hos pital, Philadelphia. The Hahneman Medical College, Philadelphia, asked for $150,000, and was allowed one-tenth of the amount. The Southside Hospital, Pitts burg, put in a claim for $125,000, and secured $7,000, and the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg, for $100,000, and was allowed $20,000. The Western Pennsylvania Hospital wanted $172,000 and was given $122,000. The Homeopathic Medical and Surgical Hospital, Pittsburg, had to submit to a re duction of its claim from $04,000 to $45,000. The Alleghenv General Hospital's claim was cut down from $80,000 to $30,000. Many of the smaller demands were also materially cntdown. The amounts appropriated in the bills re ported to-day aggregate $11,014,751. In the items enumerated, a reduction of $1,179,500 has been made, and the committee claims to have made a cut in the entire number of bills acted on, including those reported and those in its possession, of from $5,000,000 to $6,000,000. Henky Hall. REFUSED TO CONCUR. THE KEMBLE REIMBURSEMENT SISDXES A BIG SHAG. BILL Senate Amendments Not Satisfactory to the House The Lencthy Defense of Beaver In the Preamble Disagreed to by a Large Majority. ITOOM A STAl'F CORBESrOWDEtT.I Haekisbdkg, April 10. The Kemble reimbursement bill struck an unexpected snag to-day in the House, which before pass ing it finally struck out the long preamble that gave the history which led trp to the negotiation of the loan and defended Gov ernor Beaver's course in borrowing $400,000 because of the alleged impossibility of call ing tbe Legislature together in a special session. The Senate took kindly to the argu ment made in the preamble for the passage of the reimbursement bill, aud reinserted it, which change required the measure to be returned to the House. When the Speaker annonnced to-day that it was in order to proceed to the considera tion of the amendments of the Senate, Rep resentative Fow said the retention of the preamble would uselessly encumber the statute books. Everybody was familiar with the great calamity set forth in it. "We also kuow," said Mr. Fow, "that notwithstand ing the unconstitutional feature of this bill, the exigencies of the case demanded we should meet the wants and necessities of these people made destitute by an act of Providence." Representative Riter, of Philadelphia, said the facts were in direct contradiction of some statements made in tbe preamble. "When it states, and in solemn language, that there was not sufficient time lor the calling of the Legislature together," said Mr. Riter, "it states what is absolutely without foundation in fact. This Legis lature could have been called together and adjourned in ten days and all necessary legislation accomplished. There would not have been necessary under those circum stances this wrench to the Constitution. By this assertion the oral 'integrity ot the amendment is destroyed, and makes every oue falsify himself if he votes for the amend ment inserted by the Senate." Mr. Riter was about demonstrating the truth of his declaration when tne Speaker ruled that the vote on the amendments wonld have to be taken without debate. After a little parliamentary sparring, the House, by a vote ol 119 nays to 31 yeas, refused to concur iu the Senate amend ments. INCREASING THEIR PAY. A BUI That the Governor Will Very Likely Disapprove. rsrZCMI. TELEGHAM TO XII C DlSFATCn.1 Harrisbukg, April 10. The sum of $f0,250 is wanted by the Committee on Ap propriations to pay the "necessary and gen eral expenses incurred in investigating and preparing appropriation bills." A bill to this effect was introduced to-day, and before the ink nsed in numbering it was dry, the committee had it reported affirmatively. This bill will be lucky if it receives the Governor's approval. So large nn expense could not have occurred except by charging mileage, and the Governor will not counte nance this indirect way of increasing the compensation of members of the Legisla ture. The members of the Committee on Asjpro- priations are said to have received mileage at several preceding sessions, and some are credited with having been raid from $300 to $400 in this manner, in addition to their sal ary, although they were well fortified with passes. Governor Pattison will prevent members oi the committee from getting more than the mileage from and to their homes at the beginning and close of the Legislature, if it be in his power, as be regards any further allowance as clearly unconstitutional. KNOCKED IT OUT. The Antl-DUcrlmlnatlon Bill Is Given the Cold Shoulder. IFBOM A STAFF COHBESPOHDZXT.i Haebisbdko, April 10. Representative Seanor, of Indiana, was prevented from offering his resolution to place the anti discrimination bill on the calendar by the time consumed in reporting the appropria tion bills. The reporting of nearly a hundred bills would necessarily have consumed con siderable time, but as the enemies of anti discrimination were not going to take any chances of it getting a start, they presented their reports with marked deliberation. Represeniative Fow was very careful not to agitate himself while he was reporting the bills which had been assigned to him. He read the titles very slowly, and he had a number of good imitators. This business served to crowd out the obnoxious proposi tion. Resolutions to place on the calendar neg atived bills to prohibit the employment of armed police (meaning Pinkerton men), to abolish railroad relief associations, and to compel railroad companies to use safety couplers on cars, were also ready to be pre sented. Representative Baker would have resumed his fight to have a special order fixed for the consideration of his ballot reform bill if the opportunity had been afforded. The bill is on third reading, and as there is but one day a week devoted to the consider ation of bills that have reached this stage, tbe disposition of tbe measure next week is doubtful. CAHPESTEK tells In TO-MORROW'S DISPATCH how President Harrison was captured on the street the other day by a family from the wild and woolly West, ilo has also interviewed Ex-Governor Cartln on Russian affairs. THEIR NEWEST SCHEME, A TRUNK LINE AND MANY IN KANSAS BRANCHES Proposed by the Kansas Farmers' Alliance to Be IJnilt by tho State What Railroad Men Think of the Plan Impractical and .Visionary. Kansas Cut, April 10. Since the Farmers' Alliance has taken hold of affairs in Kansas many surprising things nave been done, but the most unique and daring plan that has yet been evolved by that body is a ieported scheme to build a trunk rail road line across the State. It is expected that this proposition will be mads tbe issue of the next political fight in Kansas by the Alliance. The plan is for the State Government to construct a trunk line about 250 or 300 miles in length, and for the counties to build a net work of branches that will touch every important point in the State. It is said that the right of way privileges would be donated in every instance. Frank McGratn, President of the Kansas Alliance, was in the city to-day. When asked about the plan he was very reticent, but admitted that such a scheme was under consideration by the Alliance. Several rail way men were interviewed concerning the Farmers' scheme. F. C. Gay, General Freight Agent of the Santa Fe road, said: "The State would have to guarantee the payment for the first four or five years' interest on bonds of this kind, for the reason that tbe railroad companies would make a determined fight, and no road in the State wonld make any money, for the reason that rates would be cut to the lowest possible notch. In the end, though, the companies would be bankrupted and driven out of the field." Mr. Gay did not believe the plan wonld ever be consummated, and all the other railroad men regarded it as wholly imprac ticable and visionary. TO MEET ON MONDAY. Tho Library Building Committee Will Do Nothing This Week. It is hardly probable that the Building Committee ot the Carnegie Library Com mission will do anything toward getting up the plans and specifications desired by the commission this week. Chairman Scott said yesterday: "I do not expect a meeting of the commit tee until next Monday. This week is too far gone for us to do anything, but if it suits the convenience of the other members of the committee we will get down to busi ness bright and early next week. A BAD WRECK IN IOWA. Many Persons Badly Injured and Two Lo comotives Demolished. Washington, Ia., April 10. In a col lision between a passenger train and a freight, eight miles west of this city, on the Rock Isiand to-day, both engines were badly wrecked and a nnmoer of persons in jured. The collision was caused by a misunder standing of orders. ANOTHER FAILURE AT LANCASTER, It Grows Ont of the Assignment Slade I-ast Monday. Lancaster, April 10. Baumgardner, Eberman & Co., coal and lumber dealers, of this city, haye made an assignment. Their liabilities will be several hundred thousand dollars. Edwin Eberman, of tbe firm, assigned Monday, with liabilities of $400,000. Stirring Up Absentees. Samuel Wertheimer, of Allegheny, went East last evening. Mr. Wertheimer de clares he will push his resolution to have ail seats on committees declared vacant when members do not attend meetings without a good excuse. He says Councilmen are very anxious to be elected, and then fail to at tend to their duties. He believes the delin quents should be called down. Kecalllng a Disastrous Wash-Day. Mrs. Scanlou's. bonfire in 1845, which re sulted in burning down the nujor portion of Pittsburg, was recalled yesterday by strikine 1-8-4-5 on tbe big City Hall bell. For a few moments old residents paused to talk about "the great fire," and then tbe flood of recol lections was overwhelmed in the rushing tide of business. Palled a Stiletto on the Wrons Man. Tony Julia, an Italian, was arrested by Officer Boyd last night for threatening to at tack a woman in Rafferty's Court. Julia pulled a stiletto on the officer. The latter used his mace, and the Italian needed re pairing when he reached Central station. THE FIRE RECORD. The fire in tbe Pewablc mine, near Hough ton. Micb., is increasing. The loss at the Cincinnati stock yards firo of Thursday night will not exceed M0,000. AT Toronto, Thursday night, Helntzman's piano warerooms was damaged by fire to the extent ol $13,000. AT Memphis, Thursday night, the cotton sheds of Hill. Fontaine & Co. burned. Cause, locomotive sparks. Loss, (225,000; insurance unknown. At Fullerton, Pa., tbe forge department ot McKef. Fuller fc Co.'s ear shops burned Thurs day night. Tbe fire was caused by snarks trem a hammer, 'Loss, 20,004; insurance," IL0QQ. ME. BAKNPM'S'WILL. Oyer $5,000000 to Be Parceled Out in the Yarions Bequest?. GIFT TO A UfilVERSALIST CHDECH, Providing for the Preaching of the Doe trines of That Faith. QUITE A KDMBEK OP CODICILS ADDED Bridgeport, Cox., April 10. The will of the late P. T. Barnum was read at Maranna immediately after the faoeral to day in the presence of tbe family and repre sentatives of the press. The wealth ot the great showman is estimated to amount to over 5,000,000. The first will was written by Mr. Barnum in 1882, since which time eight codicils have been added at various times. By a codicil dated Jnly, 1800, he gives his wife 510,000 absolutely and 540,000 an nuity. He bequeathed to the First Xniyer salist Church, of this city, $lo,000 for pro viding preaching and other services recog nized by the United States Convention as in conformity to the faith of TJniversalism. He bequeaths Caroline C. Thompson, of New York, $100,000. To Clinton H. Seeley, his grandson, $34,000. In the same codicil he states that he has no male heir named Barnum and provides that if Clinton H. Seeley will change his name to Clinton Barnum Seeley he will give him 53,000 more. Tbe contract between Bar num and Bailey shall be enforced and three per cent of his share in the show is given to Clinton Barnnm Seeley, providing he will devote sufficient time in the Interest of the show to carry it on successfully. If the sum reaches over $10,000 a year, the balance goes to the estate. To Mrs. Henry Buchetelle, Denver, Col., he gives T65 acre's of valuable land in Den ver. To Treasurer Fish, of the great show, he bequeaths 2 per cent of the profits, provid ing he remains at the end of five years, in addition to his present salary. The residuary estate, after the payment of bequests, is divided among his children and grandchildren. To Tnft's College he be queathes $40,000. To TJpiversalist societies and institutions, to hospitals and asylums in various cities about $30,000 is left He leaves $8,000 for a statue of himself at his grave. Any contestant of the will is to be cut off. The last. codicil, dated March 30, 18M, provides that his executors shall complete the new Historical and Scientific Society building in this city, the same to cost $125,000. William B. Hincks, Treasurer of the City Savings Bank, and Treasurer Fish aro named as executors, to serve without bonds. SEIZING FIIZSIMMONS' PRESENTS. Authorities Collecting; the Jewelry Gives Away by Gllklnson's Slayer. County Detective Bellznoover yesterday received a letter from the customs official of Canada, stating that they had gathered up a number of valuable gold watches that had been presented by Murderer Fitzsim- mous to his friends there, and which be bad smuggled over the border without paying the duty. These are a part of the goods stolen from John Schmidt, the Homestead jeweler. When the valise containing a quantity of the stolen goods was lound in a slump near Fitzsimmons' house the day after the mur der, it was found that all the most valuable gold watches had been disposed of, and, only the cheaper ones remained. Then it was learned that Fitzsimmons had been to Canada, where he had presented watches to various lady and other friends, whom he informed that lie was a jeweler in Pittsburg. The publication of this informa tion came to the knowledge of the Canadian customs authorities, who at once started to gather up the presents and seized them. Steps will be taken at once to seenre tbe watches from the Canadian?, but how it is to be done Mr. Beltzhoover has not found out. In connection with the Fitzsimmons case Inspector McAleese vesterday received a telegram from Mrs. Anna High, ofMillvala borough, who stated that her house had been burglarized last October and one of the burglars tallied exietly with the pub lished description of Fitzsimmoiu, members of her family having seen one of the men as h? le'tthe house. The letter described some of the jewelry stolen from the writer's house. The Inspector turned the letter over to De tective Beltzhoover, who will investigate. GRIP AGAIN CAUSES HADNESS. Mrs. Iluebnor Loaes Her Mind During an Attack of the Disease. Lieutenant Johnson, of the Southside police force, was called upon yesterday morning to aid in quieting a woman who, it it is said, had become temporarily insane from a severe attack of the grip. The woman is Mrs. George J. Huebner, who resides at 1821 Sarah street. About two weeks ago she was forced to go to bed by an attack of tbe grip. About a week ago her husband noticed that she was suffering from tempor ary insanity. At times she would be over come by convulsions and had to be held to her bed. Yesterday morning she became much worse, and the police were tent for to have muffs placed upon her. When Lieu tenant Johnson went to the honse Mr. Hueb ner was exerting his utmost strength to keep his wife iu bed. When Mrs. Huebner S3W the officer in full uniform she quieted down, and remained so until he left, when she was overcome again by the convulsions. Examining Allegheny Folicemen. Police Snrgeon Dr. Thomas Hazzard will conduct the physical examination of the applicants for places in tbe police and fire departments in Allegheny. 'The examina tions will be held each alternoon, from 2:15 to 5 o'clock. Hunting Qaartera for the Chief. An architect has been employed to arrange offices for the new Allegheny chiefs in City Hall. Chief Murphy will "probably have the rooms now occupied by the postoffice. As yet none ot the chiefs have been given quarters. Lainps ! Lumps ! Lamps t A complete assortment in Dresden, Onyx, Wrought Iron, Silver Relief, Old Ivory, In designs we have never had before, at Hakdt & Hates', Jetelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers, 529 Smithfield street. Visit our Art Rooms on second floor. "Use Iron City Brewing Co.'s Lager beer. 'Phone 1186. Magnificent Specimen Vases. Large, varied, bdutinl and new piece in Roval Worcester, Royal Stafford, Royal Rosabrook, Royal Bonn, Crown Derby, Granger Worcester, Copeland, Belleek. These goods are being picked up quickly, so we wonld advise yon to call early. Al ready some parties have been disappointed who delayed. Habdt & Hates', Jewelers, Silversmiths aud Art Dealers. 529 Smithfield street. Visit oox Art Booms ca second floor. X - n r-fte1ifft'ftff'