WILL RULE OR RUIN,
The Iron Chancellor Definitely
Decides to Stand for
ASSURED OF ELECTION.
lie Consents on Finding a Hostile
HIS FDTDKE POLICY DISCUSSED.
Germany Is Not let Prepared to Admit
American Port Freely.
TIIE WAR CLOUD KOT IET DISPELLED
:C0rTIUGHT.lJ91, BTTHI XEW YORK ASSOCIATED
Beblist, April 1L The electoral con
test at Geesteciunde, where Prince Bis
marck's candidacy for the Reichstag is
opposed by candidates belonging to the So
cialist and Progressist parties, has assumed
the proportions of a great political event.
The entire interest of the country centers in
the result of next Wednesday, on
which day the polling will take place.
Prince Bismarck has definitely accepted the
candidature, on the assurance that he will
receive a triumphant majority. This result
was doubt ul while a coalition between the
Guelphs, Catholics and Progressist parties
Before Dr. Windthorst, the Clerical leader,
died, he advised such a combination as the
best chance to defeat his old foe, but the
Catholics now refuse to support the Pro
Tlie Source of Bismarck's Strength.'
The peasant rote will be given solidly to
Prince Bismarck as the champion of agri
cultural interests, besides his being the
greatest living German. A combination
between the Socialists and Progressists
rnizht check the return of the Prince on the
lira vote, but as the day of the election
draws near the prospects of such a coalition
Acceptinc Prince Bismarck's reappear
ance iu the Reichstag as certain, averybody
asks what bis line of action will be when
tuere. He himself states that he will only
sit n the House if political events require
his intervention. Count Herbert Bismarck,
who has beer. staying in Berlin
since Tuesday, has told some of
lus friends that events seemed likely
to hastes his father's presence in theBeichs
tag. The pesiiinist views of the foreign
situation published by the Bismarckian
press generally conclude with the suggestion
that the Prince's continued absence from
politics is bad for the country. There is no
ooubt that the renewal of the European
crisis is the motive of Prince Bismarck's re
suming a leading role.
Uliuarck 1V111 Crush or Be Crushed.
Pro'. Delbruck, an eminent free Con
servative, in an article in the Prcvs Sicse
Jahrbuehcr, predicts misfortune to the
Prince o; the Government. Either the ex
Chancellor, he says, will overturn the Gov
ernment to realize power, or he will be
crushed and end his life in gloom and
The Hamburger Xachrichtcn deniis that
it is the intention of the Prince to offer any
vehement opposition to the Emperor's
loreien policv, hut, proceeding to give
authoritative views on the situation abroad,
the yachricfitcn discloses th.it the Prince's
ideas ere directly opposed to the policy of
Iu discussing the question as to whether
Frince Bismarck will trv to form a great
partv, the Gegenvcart publishes a letter of
the Prince to George Winter, of Marburg,
in which he sajs: "Though I desire to see
formed a great homogeneous Parliamentary
m.ijority, I fear it is a vain wish. It will
b as difficult to realize it in the future as I
found it in the past."
Electoral Riots Are Feared.
These expressions clearly denote some
:otention to attempt to construct a potent
parliamentary group. The Hamburg
"socialists threaten to make a riotous
demonstration in Geestemunue on the dav
of the voting. They will send contingents
tr the purpose of making a lively time.
Tl'e Berlin Central Committee has voted
3.500 marks to aid the local Socialist com
mittee. The local authorities have been
warned by the. Government to preserve the
Is Tct Yi.iblo in tho Vinancinl Affairs of
thp World's metropolis.
BY CABLE TO THE DISrATCII.
London, April 11. Financial affairs in
London do not greatly improve. Little of the
animation expected to show itself after Easter
ret ap; ears. The best symntom yet manifest
ed is the general satisfaction with the suspen
sion of cash payment by the Argentine Gov
ernment. This, it is thought, will brings
things to a head. Mr. Pierpont Morgan, of
Neu York, who arrived this week, is taking
an active part in the adjustment of the con
sequences of the Baring disaster and the
Argentine trouble. He thinks affairs in
America are in a much better way than here.
He leaves for Paris early next week.
City circles are to-day disturbed by the
sews of the impending death at Monte
Cirlo of Colonel Hambro, M. P. for South
Dorset, and partner in the great house of
Hambro, one of the most important in the
metropolis, in connection not only with
Argentine, but with all other hading coun
tries which have been affected by the crisis.
A Decree That Bar Out Many of Their
l'aiiitlns X'rom Exhibition.
BY CABLE TO TIIE DlSPATCB.t
London, April 1L There is much con
sternation in artistic circles in Paris owing
to the circumstance that President Bonnat,
ot the Palais de l'Industrie Salon, has
taken upon himself to "raise the standard"
o'" tl at institution. To effect this result pict-un-,
inrluding those of many prominent
American artists, have been rejected by the
tcrre, and the number of paintings to be ex
hibited is 850 less than last year.
Bonnat is out of town this week, and so
temporarily escaped the wrath ol the French
artists, w ho have received medals and hon
orable menti.in at previous exhibitions, but
tbev dec'are that unless their paintings are
accepted on revision there will soon be "a
third salon" in Paris.
LIBERALS TO FIGHT.
They Will Ghe the Tories Big Battle for a
Tew Vacant Seats.
TBY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. J
London, April 11. Of the three parlia
mentary seats now vacant, the city of Lon
don will not be contested by the' Liberals,
but they will fight and probably win White
haven, and are not withouthop'e of wresting
the Woodstock division of Oxfordshire
Irom the Tories, although they are laboring
tinder the initial disadvantage of being un
able to find their chosen candidate, who is
traveling in toreign parts unknown.
A ROMANTIC ATTACHMFET
That Will Result In a Brilliant Weddlnc in
Paris on Wednesday.
rBT CABLE TO THE DUrATCK.1
London, April 1L The approaching
niarriase of Miss Ellen Munroe, daughter
of John Mnnroe, the Paris banker, to Henry
Ridgeway, o Philadelphia, has been the
interesting event of the week in the Atner
ican colony in Paris. Mrs. Munroe has
issued invitations for a reception, or "mar
riage contract," in the French manner for
Monday, from 4 until 7 o'clock. The mar
riage will take place on Wednesday at the
American church in the Avenne de l'Alma,
and a wedding breakfast will be served after
the cereniouv at the Munroe residence in the
Champs Ely sees. Whitelaw Keid, the
American Minister, will act as witness tor
Miss Munroe. Miss Marian Mnnroe will
be maid of honor and M. Brinquant best
The marriage of this young conple is
the result of a romantic attachment that has
existed for several years. The proposal was
made in a loge of the Comedie Franciise
Theater, about three weeks ago. Ridgeway
is well known in Paris as a popular racing
man ana owner of one of the finest racing
stables in France! His mother lives in one
o'the handsome residences in the Champs
THE HOG MUST WAIT.
HOT YT 2EADY
Microscopic Examination ot Schleswlg Meat
2?ot Required by the Illogical Govern
ment The Trade in Yankee Cattle Grow
ing; Enormous The Press Is Pleased.
COrTBICHT,lS90. BY THKKEWTOBK ASSOCIATED
Berlin, April 11. The report of the
abolition of the restrictions against Ameri
can pork is entirelv premature. The truth of
the matter is, the Government will not with
draw restrictions until the new measures
under the law of March -3 are put into
efficient operation. Probablv live swine will
be admitted first, following the precedent of
Concerning pork, it is certainly irregular
that the most extreme methods of proof be
demanded in regard to the condition of the
American product, whilst nothing is done
to test the state of the home-raised hog. The
Schleswig nig, which is largely slaughtered
in Hamburg, deserves a close microscopic
examination, but does not get it. The im
portation ot American cattle grows apace.
American dealers seem only now to be
waking up to the fact that the restriction
agitation raised against the early imports
came from one or two firms, while the
others slumbered. The trade is certain,
and if it develops in the same ratio every
month it will soon assume enor
mous proportions. The official Hamburg
figures show that the importations were in
January, 1W head; FebrUHry, 451; March,
81L The first arrivals at Bremen this week
amounted to a total of 450 head. Hitherto
Hamburg has held the trade. "Das Fleisch
wird billiger" is now the theme, the papers
hailing the advent of American cattle with
A PBESS CBUSADE,
In Which Russia Is further Stirring Up
the Spirit of Discontent.
IBT DUKEAI-'S CABLE COMPAMT.t
London, April 11. The recent vexations
proceedings which have been instituted
against the Russian press were no doubt de
signed with the view of giving a practical
illustration of the power of the Ministry of
the Interior. But they have also produced
another effect, which was probably
not contemplated. They have caused
a widespread feeling of dissatisfaction
among the enlightened classes of the com
munities in that country, and their num
bers are constantly increasing. It is be
lieved that the real intention of the author
ities must be sought deeper down, and that
those veiled measures are but a feint, which
will be followed bv the suppression of the
special organ of the Hebrew population
the Yoslchod, or Sunrise.
The Liberal paper Norsti, or A'etos, which
is always slow and slumbering, is now alert
to the mass of discontent which exists all
over that vast country, and gives it as its
opinion that such irritating measures as are
cow in vogue can only tend to convert those
who have been asleep into wakeful members
of the party of discontent.
LONG CAREER OF GL0ST.
The Father of the British Navy to Celebrate
His Hundredth Birthday To-Day.
fBY CABLE TO TIIE DISPATCH.
London, April 11. If he lives until to
morrow, as he probably will, and perhaps
for years to come, Admiral Sir Provo Will
iam Parry Wallis, G. C. B., "The Father of
the British Navy," and bead of the active
list, will celebrate his one hundredth birth
day. It seems difficult to believe, bnt it is
a fact, nevertheless, that the Admiral was a
lieutenant on board the Shannon at the
time she captured the American frigate
Chesapeake in 1813, on the occasion of Cap
tain Lawrence's memorable words as he was
carried below, fatally injured: "Don't give
up the ship."
The honor of keeping Admiral Wallis'
name at the head of the active list is unique
in the annals of the British navy and was
conferred upon him at Victoria's request, in
recognition of his "gallant services, and
long-protracted and most honorable life."
Though other admirals are required to re
tire at the age of 70, after which their names
appear in the army list in italics, the gal
lant old sailor's commissions began almost
with the battle of Trafalgar and cover the
period of England's greatest naval glory.
VAST COTTON DISTRICT.
I Russian Capital Directed to the Develop
ment of the Territory.
IBT DtTKLAP'S CABLE COMrAKT.t
London, April 11. Cotton planting in
the remote regions of Trans-Caspia and
Turkestan is becoming more and more an
industry in which Russian capital
on a large scale is being directed.
Within a comparatively short time two
important companies have been lormed
in Moscow with the object of purchas
ing extensive tracts of land in those
countries, which are suitable lor the better
growth of this plant. Experts in Merv,
who have gone into the matter, hare just
issued a report, in which they say that if
only sufficient water can be secured, these
districts will be second to no country in the
world for cotton growing.
It is now in contemplation to increase the
volume of water in 'the upper Moorghaub,
which rises ic the Huzareh country and
flows past Khiva by diverting into ft cer
tain streams, which at present go to waste
in the sands, just as the Moorghaub itself
is lost in the sands behind Merr. If the
scheme is worked to a successful termina
tion the "Sunny South" will have to look
out for itself.
To an Individual Who Deplored His Serv
ices for Religion.
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.I
London, April 1L The latest personal
letter of Gladstone to be made publi: may
afford a model for religious bigots. During
his recent visit to Brighton some one sent
him an anti-theological pamphlet for his
perusal, saying in the note that accompanied
it that the writer "deeply deplored the waste
of his (Gladstone's) splendid talents at the
shrine of superstition." To this Gladstone
"I thank you for your interest in me, and
I shall not fail to peruse the tract you have
Kindly sent, I honor every sincere effort in
the pursuit of truth, but my own long and
trying life has convinced me of the prin
ciples associated mainly with the name of
Bishop Butler and the solidity of those
foundations on which rest the fabric of be
lief." A Holy Land Pilgrimage.
TBT DtWLAP'S CABLE COMPA3TT.1
Pabis, April 1L A pilgrimage of peni-
fence has been undertaken to the Holy
Land. Some 500 "penitents" have joined
the expedition, which is headed by two
Bishops and a large number o( priests. The
party sailed fiom Marseilles vesterdav.
DAvrrr asd the commission.
He Opposes Further Action Regarding the
Omission of His Name.
London, April 1L, Michael Davitt has
written a letter to Justin McCarthy and
Thomas Sexton, in which he strongly op
poses any further action in regard to the
omission of his name from the royal com
mission appointed to inquire into labor
troubles and the relations between capital
Mr. Davitt says that he approves of the
appointment upon the commission of Mr.
Austin, Secretary of the Irish Democratic
Labor. Federation, and asks Messrs. Mc
Carthy and Sexton to endeavor to get the
name of Mr. Simmons, Secretary of the
Dublin Trades Conncii, added to the list of
the gentlemen forming the commission.
WILLING TO ARBITRATE.
Timothy Harrington Speaks for the Parnell
Section of the Party.
London, April 11. In an interview to
day Timothy Harrington said he was satis
fied with the resolutions passed by the Irish
National League of America at its council
in Cincinnati in regard to an interchange of
views between Parnell and himselt and the
President aud Secretary of the League.
Mr. Harrington declared he and Mr.
Parnell would be glad to receive any sug
gestions from the American Execntive Com
mittee, and Parnell and his colleagues would
welcome any assistance irom America with
a view to settling the existing trouble in the
Irish party and to effect a reunion of warring
CAB DRIVERS MEET.
At Present Rates They Cannot Earn a Living
and Slay Strike.
fBY DtTKLA?'S CABLE COMPACT.
London, April 11. Early this morning
there was a meeting of the cab drivers of
East End and South London to consider
what action should be taken with regard to
increased prices demanded for the use of
cabs. The general feeling was that, at
present rates, it was impossible to earn a
living, a driver from South London testify
ing that, although he started out at 9 A. M.
and did notreturn until 1 the next morning,
he was unable to earn sufficient to enable
his wife and children to live decently.
It was agreed that another meeting should
be held on Sunday night, when the drivers
would decide what price they would ask on
the following Monday. Itis believed that
a general strike will occur next week.
ALL MAY NOT BE WELL.
Russian Movements on the Galician Fron
tier on a Vast Scale.
Beblin, April 11. Exact details con
cerning the Russian movements on the
frontier prove that the increase of troops
along the Galician frontier amounts to 12
battalions. The Post, commenting upon the
Government inspired peace statements, com
pares them with the rough assurance of a
doctor watching a patient in a sick room
and desirous of stopping inquiries by say
ing: "All i going well."
The Poftttscie Correspondent, of Vienna,
announces that the St. Petersburg Govern
ment will acqnire all the Southern Russian
railways, so as to form a direct line from the
Black Sea to the Baltic. The plan is of
great strategic importance.
The Cases Against the Boy Messenger Com
pany Laid Over to Tuesday,
TBT DDNLAF'S CABLE COUFAHT.I
London, April 11. Iu the Court of
Queen's Bench this morning the cases of the
Postmaster General against the Boy Mes
senger and the District Messenger Servica
and News companies were called up. The
Attorney General, at the opening of the
court, asked that they be allowed to stand
over until Tuesday, to which His Lordship
In the meantime the messengers will not
deliver letters, bnt the public does not find
the so-called postoffice express service an
efficient substitute and suffers much incon
venience in consequence.
He Is Having n Large Amount of It to Be
stow on His Followers.
London, April 1L It is a curious fact
that so much legal patronage has not fallen
to any Government for a long time as has
been the luck of Lord Salisbury, the Lord
Chancellor, to be called upon to dispense to
his followers. Thus within the last few
weeks he has had to fill two high court
judgeships, a County Court judgeship, a
mastership in lunacy and a registrarship.
Now it is on the cards he may soon have
the appointment of an additional Judge on
the High Court of Chancery.
LATEST SLOT DEVICE.
Ton Drop a Penny in and Sccuro a Life
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.I
London, April lL, The latest drop-a-penny-in-the-slot
contrivance is attached to
the Pans cabs. The passenger puts his
10-centime piece into the slot and receives
an insurance policy, valuable for the time
he remains in the cab. If he is killed in
the vehicle his heirs get 5,000 francs.
If he is absolutely incapacitated by an
accident he receives 1,500 francs, and if he
is injured so as to be incapacitated from
work for a month he receives 500 francs.
A Royal Salute Ordered.
IBT DUSLAP'S CABLE COMPANT.l
Pabis, April 1L The French Govern
ment, learning that the King of Italy will
shortly visit the Island ot Sardinia, has or
dered its Mediterranean fleet to rendezvous
off Cagliari, the capital, and salute His
A BLOCKADE DECLARED.
Several Chilean Ports Closed by Those Now
Washington, April 11. The Secretary
of State has received information from the
United States Minister at Santiago, Chile,
that the Government of Chile has declared
closed the ports of Chanaral, Taltal, Anto
fagasta, Ocopilla, Iquique, Calctabueno,
Jnnin and Pisagua.
The Minister also states that several ves
sels attempting to trade with those ports are
liable to confiscation.
Notice to Retail Milliners
In Pittsburg and adjoining towns. Mr. W.
D. Clause will be at the Hotel Anderson
April 13, 14, 15, with a lull line of samples
and pattern hats. Please call.
Ammon Stevens & Co.,
Fob good, reliable furniture at lowest
cash prices call at the Michigan Furniture
Company, 437 Smithfield street.
At Mamaux & Son's, 539 Penn avenue.
For a stylish, cheap overcoat go to Pit
cairn's, 434 Wood street.
Dbess trimmings I Dress trimmings at
710 Penn avenue opening eyery day. We
lead in new styles.
Reining & Wilds.
OrriCE desks of all kinds always o
hand. Call and examine our line.
Michigan Fubnitube Co.,
4S7 Smithfield at.
THE PITTSBUKG DISPATCH, SUNDAY,- APBIL 12, 1891 7 M
ITALY'S BIG BLUFF.
Continued from First Page.
lessly in debt, and make her more than now
the plaything of the other great powers of
Will Proceed With Caution.
As stated in diplomatic and conrteons
phraseology in Secretary Blaine's letter to
the Marquis Imperial!, the Government of
the United States proposes to deal with the
questions at issue earnestly, but with cau
tion and deliberation. A necessary prelim
inary to the disposition of the New Orleans
matter is a reliable official statement of the
nationality of the victims and their records
in this country and in Italy. The abstract
of Rudini's note, telegraphed irom Rome,
indicated that the Premier was willing to
take into consideration evidence on the lat
This evidence has not yet been collected.
Officers under the control of the Department
of Justice are still at wort in New Orleans
and their reports have sot yet reached
the Attorney General, by whom
they must be submitted to Secretary
Blaine. But the Department of Justice
is not contenting itself with a specific
inquiry into the history of the antecedents
of the New Orleans victims. It is proposed
to show the Italian Government the extent
of the evil of unrestricted immigration
from which the United States is now suffer
ing, and this purpose necessitates plain
dealing with the iharacter ol a considerable
element of our population, which has largely
been recruited from Italy.
Statistics of Italian Blnrders.
So some interesting statistics are in course
of preparation that will bear with blunt di
rectness upon the number of murders and
outrages committed in recent years in the
United States by members of the Mafia and
other secret Italian organizations, and upon
the vendettas that are imported into the
United States, to the disturbance of the
peaceand involving of expense to our tax
payers in the prosecution of malefactors.
Time is required to compile these facts, and
the Department of State will tae the time,
while taking care to clear its skirts of sus
picion of undue delay.
In high official circles here there has been
no change in the opinion that the New Or
leans matter is being manipulated iu Italy
to influence Italian politics. It is surmised
that a brave show of indignant national
feeling is being made, .while it is known in
Rome that Secretary Blaine' reply is near
at hand, so that when it is made public the
impression would be conveyed to the Italian
popular mind that the United States had
been overawed. Lightneb.
GIVEN UNTIL TUESDAY.
BLAINE MUST REPLY BY THAT TIM3 OR
BUDINI WILL ACT.
A General Belief at Rome That the Italian
Premier Has Decided on an Extreme
Conrse One of His Supporters Gives
Out the Report,
Rome, April 11. The principal topic of
conversation to-day in political and official
circles has been the latest report put in cir
culation last evening to the effect that un
less the American Government made
a very speedy reply to Premier
Rudini's last note, Minister Porter
would be politely requested to leave
Rome aud the Italian Legation would be
recalled from Washington. General inter
est in the New Orleans affair bad subsided,
and everybody supposed that the incident
would be "settled through the usual
diplomatic channels without further irri
tation or friction. Last night's report,
therelore, came with startling suddenness. It
seemed to indicate, if it should prove well
founded, that the Italian Cabinet was again
dissatisfied with the progress of the corre
spondence with Secretary Blaine, and pro
nosed to demand that the United States
Government sbonld act in the matter with
greater promptit&de. "
Such an attitude on the part of the Italian
Government seemed so unreasonable, in view
of all the recent developments, that last
night's report was at first generally discred
ited. Many of the newspapers, however,
to-day gave it conspicuous prom
inence in their columns and asserted
their belief that it was substantially correct.
They say that America is to be allowed
until next Tuesday, April 14, to reply to
the last Italian note. The original report
had fixed to-day as the limit. If by Tues
day no reply is forthcoming from Secretary
Blame then, the papers declare, diplomatic
communication between the two countries is
to be wholly suspended.
As a result of the newspapers' assertions,
the report this evening is not so summarily
dismissed as incredible. Many who at first
scouted it as utterlv without foundation, are
now inclined to tbink that it may have some
basis, while the believers in Italian self-assertion
and vigorons foreign policy are elated.
The original source of the report seems to
give it increased piansibility. This, it is
learned this evening, was a prominent mem
ber of the Chamber of Deputies, who is an
ardent supporter of Marquis Rudini, and
who is believed to share his confidence.
Whether or not the Premier has actually
decided already upon the extreme course in
dicated, it is unquestionable that this course
is under, discussion in high Government
circles, and meets with favorable comment.
It may be that the depot y who started the
report supposed adeciiion had been reached,
when the subject was really only being con
sidered, and it may be that the report was
given out to test public opinion
beiore the Cabinet should commit
itself absolutely to so grave a step.
Dispatches fiom America hint that Secre
tary Blaine has already prepared his answer,
and that it is thought likely that he has
already sent it to Rome instead of through
Marquis Imperiali. If that be the case he
must have dispatched it by post, as it is cer
tain that no reply has yet been received.
LOOKING AFTER HUMBERT'S SUBJECTS.
The Consnl at Philadelphia Investigating
the Morewood Aflfoir.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH.!
Jeannette, Pa., April 1L Coroner
Wakefield, of this place, received the follow
ing letter from Meyhanis Majiga, the Italian
Consul at Philadelphia:
Philadelphia. Pa., April lL
To Coroner in Charge of Morewood Inquest:
Dear Sir By private information, as well
as newspapers, I have learned that among those
killed at Morewood tbere was a person of
Italian nativity. I am therefore interested, in
my official capacity, to get all the information
referring to the case, and beg you to let me
know as soon as possible:
First The results of your inquest.
Second The right name of tbe deceased
Third If anv of his relatives are there.
Fourth If the deceased left anv money, pa
pers, or other property, or who took charge of
tbe same. A Meyhanis majioa,
The letter has created a great deal of in
terest here, as it is said the Philadelphia
Consul is next in authority in this country,
now that the Italian representative has left.
ITALY COULD HURT US.
What Dr. Gatling Bays He Is at Work on a
Coast Defense Plan.
Washington. April 11. Dr. Gatling,
who is in attendance at the Patent Centen
nial Celebration in this city, and is deeply
interested in perfecting the organization of
inventors and manufacturers, said to-day
that the question of warfare would soon be
come a matter to be settled by the first battle
that occurred. If Italy made war on this
conntry we would be practically helpless.
An ironclad would anchor off Sandy Hook
and destroy the city unless ransom was paid.
The torpedoes, which it was suggested would
he nsed to blow np Ironclads, would be inef
fectual, on account of nets and other ap
pliances with which the Italian navy was
supplied. To fortify the Atlantio seaboard
and, the coast of the Gulf to New Orleans,
to sustain effectual resistance to a vigorons
attack, would require from four to five
The Doctor admits that his mind is still
busied with improvements and new ideas.
He has in hand a plan which he anticipates
will so revolutionize methods of gun
making that when it is put in operation in
the time required to make one big gnn four
will then be constrncted. A company is now
being organized to carry out this plan, and
it is hoped will be ready for work inside of
three or lour months. Works will probably
be located near Philadelphia, aud, while it
is pot decided whether to bnild new works,
it is quite probable that some plant already
established will be utilized. These im
provements of Dr. Gatling's include changes
iu methods of constrnction, in design and
in material. According to his new ideas
the fortification of the seaboard could be
completed in Irom a year to 18 months. The
new company will retain control of the
A BITTER ONSLAUGHT
ON HARRISON, BLAINE AND THE COUN
TRY BY AN ITALIAN PAPER.
The New York Organ of the Italians in the
, United States Savagely Demands Repa
ration A Threat That Rudlnl Means
Business and War Will Come.
New York, April 11. L'Eco D'ltalia,
alluding to the present Italian question,
It Is now nearly a month since the Italian
Government sent Its first note to the Cabinet
at Washington asking for an equitable and
immediate reparation for the Italian citizens
cowardly murdered in New Orleans. And
what did Blaine do? Let us play an open
game and speak candidly. Harrison and
Blaine, before our Minister, who brought
them the formal and peremptory note of the
Marquis Di Rudini, showed in an admirable
duet ofAmericanlzedbulfoonerytearsof sorrow
on the poor vlctiins,butin conclusion toltaly.in
sulted and violated in tbe existing treaties,
they gave no other satisfaction than Presi
dental and Ministerial tears. But treacherous
tears, those of American Ministers included,
are not current on tbe Italian market.
The most cunning Blaine, bavins once dried
np his obligatory tears, thought that the facts
of New Orleans could be settled in an easy and
friendly manner. But tbe New Orleans oat
rage conld not be so slightly put aside. It
touched Italy directly, and is of immediate
consequence to tbe whole of Europe.
The slaughter at New Orleans and the be
havior of tbe Washington Government have
raUed In all the European Cabinets an awful
question. The United States signed treaties
with us, but when the occasion came to put
them into action, they said they conld not con
sider them, as they were bound by privato en
gagements to their States. Can this ambiguity
and violations of covenants last? All Europe
bas backed the note of tbe Marquis ill Rudini.
Tbe recent cable dispatch has proved to the
American Government that tbe Italian Cabi
net Is not joking and that lts quite equal to
tbe occasion in this emergency.
The United States most learn that to hold a
position among civilized nations it is not
enough to have millions of dollars, but it is
necessary as a first condition, sine qua non, to
FAVA STILL MINISTER.
Authorizes an Italian Editor to Slake
New Yobk, April 11. Dr. Roversi, of
Jl Progresso Americano, stated to-night that
he had been authorized by Baron Fava to
state" for publication that he was only
going to Rome on "a leave of
absence," and that he is still
the Italian Minister in Washington.
Dr. Roversi further stated that he believes
Secretary Blaine is a most smart politician,
but in this affair he has been altogether too
tricky; that his policy exceeded the limits of
"Secretary Blaine," he said, "may hare
local political reasons for being so, but this
is not the proper time for him to exercise
personal favors." Referring to the recent
dispatches from Rome, the doctor says he
believes them to be fictitious, or else sent
either by the French newspapers or inspired
by the Vatican.
TWO MORE FAILURES.
Added to the Big List In Italy During the
:BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.J
Leghorn, April 11. Among the nu
merous failures which have occurred in
Italy this week is that of the banking house
of Rodocanacchi, at Leghorn, with lia
bilities which may exoeed 5,000,000 francs.
Rodooanacchi was Greek Consul at Leghorn
and famous for his princely hospitality.
At a ball given by him only a few weeks
ago the most expensive jewelry was dis
tributed to the cotillons. Yet when, after
the announcement of the failnre, the bank's
safes were opened, they were fonnd to con
tain only 286 franc.
Still another financial disaster has been
added to the many that have recently at
tested the present commercial unsoundness
in Italy. The savings bank at Chieri, a
town of nearly 10,000 inhabitants, nine
miles from Turin, has suspended payments,
causing great and widespread destitution.
LORD DDTFEBIN'S VIEW.
He Attaches bnt Slight Importance to the
TBT CABLE TO TUZDISrATCn.
London, April 11. The Marquis of
Dufferiu, British Ambassadornt Rome, who
delivered the address at the University of
St Andrew, on Tuesday, as Lord Rector,
returned to Rome to-day. He speaks very
good-naturedlyjof the.'Italian imbroglio with
America and obviously attaches slight im
portance to it
Baroness Fava, who is in Rome, is more
disturbed on the snbject than anyone, on
account of the impression she has that her
husband is in very bad health. The an
noyance and excitement of this affair she
fears may have a bad effect upon his consti
tution. BARON FAVA SAILS.
George Francis Train Gives Him a Bouquet
and a Cane for Rudlnl.
.-trZClAL TELSOBAUTO THE DISrATCH.1
New Yobk, April 11. Baron Fava, the
recalled Italian Minister, sailed for France
by tbe steamship La Gascogne this morning
at T o'clock. The Baron was driven to the
vessel from the Victoria Hotel at 10 o'clock
Friday evening, and he retired immediately.
In the morning, before the steamship sailed,
he remained in his stateroom and would re
ceive no visitors.
Among the last callers on the Baron at
the Victoria Hotel were General Cesnolo
and George Francis Train. The latter left
for the departing diplomat a huge bouquet
of flowers and a walking cane to be pre
sented to the Marquis di Rudini.
.DEFENDS THE LYNCHING.
Ex-Minister Phelps Says the Killing of the
Mafia Was Justifiable.
New HAten, Conn., April 11. Ex
Minister Edward J. Phelps refused to criti
cise Secretary Blaine's diplomacy in th:
Italian imbroglio, but spoke of the action
of Italy as rash and precipitate. He said
that to his mind the course pursued by.the
citizens toward the Mafia was justifiable?
Lynch lawwas a legitimate recourseof the
people after the regular machinery of justice
had failed. Its disastrous incidents were a
penalty that we paid'for onr liberal form of
ITALIANS CONTINUE TO COME.
The Speck of War Seems to Have No De
terring Effect on Immigration.
Nzw Yobk, April 1L There were 91
immigrants, principally Italians, debarred
trom landing at the Barge Office during the
past week. -
Twenty-three of tbem escaped into port,
however, and one was released on bonds is
sued by his friends.
Kew Kansas SenatorgWill Hot
Be a Partisan in Congress.
5E1THER PARTY CAH CLAIM HIM.
His 'Services Will Be Given to the
mors' Alliance Only,
PROMISES TO HIS KANSAS FEIE5DS
rSrECIAL TILEOKAM TO TOE DISPATCH.! '
Topeka, Kan., April 11. The reported
declaration of Senator Peffer that be would
on strictly party questions vote with tbe
Republicans has provoked a storm of criti
cism from Alliauce leaders in this State un
friendly to him be'ore election. Eepubli
can'fcapers have been rejoicing over what
they have called his conversion, and have
been congratulating tbe party that while it
has lost Ingalls it has gained Peffer. The
comment has been so universal that several
letters were sent to Senator Peffer nrging
him to more fully explain his position.
Two answers have been received one by R.
H. Lindsay, Kansas correspondent of the
Kansas City Star, and another by Dr. S.
McLallln, editor of the Alliance Advocate.
The interviews which called forth these re
plies was given to the Associated Press, and
explained Senator Peffer's reasons for re
iusing to attend the Palmer jubilee at
The Senator Not for Palmer.
Senator Peffer was at that time quoted as
Why should I rejoice in the election of
Palmer? I have no part or parcel in this Dem
ocratic trinmpb. I don't want my position
misunderstood politically. I shall represent
the Farmers' Ail lance on tne questions affect
ing their immediate Interests, but on strictly
party questions I shall vote always with the
In his letter to the Star correspondent.
Senator Peffer says:
I have observed the comments of the press
In tbe line of the clippings which you sent roe.
I do not care to write out anything in detail
for any paper except tbe Kant as Fat mtr. In
tbe meantime you may say, briefly, what 1
have repeatedly said publicly on the platform
and in the Farmer, that when I lolt the Repub
lican party I loft it for all time. It was not a
mere matter of pleasure, but a deliberate, well
considered separation. 1 have not at any time
said that any of my opinions, as expressed when
1 acted with the Republican party, bave under
gone any material change. I bave grown larger,
I think. But tbe new Issues 1 am presenting to
the people are not taken bold of by the Repub
lican party. If they were, I should be there
yet Some reforms are absolutely necessary.
Money Urgently Required.
We must bave more money, and we must
have a great deal more, and it must be gotten
to us cheaper than ever before, so that our
people can afford to pay tho interest upon it
These things we must bave. We must have a
reasonable tariff law, and we must bave better
control of tbe railways in the country. These
things the old parties are paving no attention
to. The people must do it themselves.
The letter received by Dr. McLaliin,
editor of the Advocate, explains the Sen
ator's assumed attitude more in detail. Iu
it he says:
I received an Invitation from the Democracy
of Illinois to attend tbe ratification meeting
upon the election of General Palmer to the
Senate, but tho invitation came to me i day or
two after tbe time for the meeting. If it bad
been received before the day of tbe meeting, I
certainly should have answered It politely, sug
gesting to my Democratic friends in Illinois
that my only interest in tbem is of a personal
character, not political. I bave not taken in
terest in the Democratic party for a great many
years and have not changed my mind in that
He Has Not Committed Himself.
As to my voting with the Republicans, I have
not said so to anybody. I bave not authorized
any person eUe to say so, and It is wholly un
true. I do not expect to sit alone among tbe
members of the Senate with a chip on my shoul
der, suggesting that "I am holier than thou" to
every man I happen to seeTbut I do expect to
be an active, earnest working member of
that body, proposing as many measures
as possible along the lino of reforms
which we advocate and obtaining all the help
that is possible. I do not expect to pay any at
tention to tne pontics or my teiiow members.
What I mean by that is that I do not expect to
do anything from tbe standpoint of a partisan,
either as a Republican or as a Democrat. I
bave grown bigger than the party harness. I
am on tbe outside altogether and expect to re
CHICAGO'S CONTESTED MAYORALTY.
The Canvass of the City Election Beelns Un
Chicago, April 11. The Board of Elec
tion Commissioners met to-day for the pur
pose of taking up the canvass of votes oast
at the city election on Tuesday. The board
first proceeded to hear evidence in the matter
of the alleged misconduct of Dennis
Sheehan, one of the Judges of Election in
the Nineteenth precinct of tbe Twentieth
ward. Sheeban is the man for whose arrest a
bench warrant was issued yesterday o'n com
plaint ol the Chairman of the Republican
Campaign Committee. '
A'ter testimony on both sides the investi
gation was then postponed until after the
completion of the canvass. In the mean
time Sheehan was taken over to Judge Tut
hill's court, and at the suggestion of the
Assistant State's Attorney locked np in jail.
He remained there an hour, when he was re
leased on bail. The canvass was then
begun, and ifter canvassing the First
ward subject to revision in certain precincts
which were objected to, the board adjourned
until Monday morning. Warrants have
been issued for the arrest of Election Judges
Cnmmings and Flaherty. The charges
against them are six in number, alleging a
variety of crooked work with the ballots.
HEBECKEB IN WASHINGTON.
His Appointment as Treasurer
Given Ont on Monday.
Washington, April 11. United States
Treasurer Huston and Mr. E. H. Nebeoker
arrived here this afternoon on the same
train from Indianapolis. Mr. Nebecker
went at once to the Executive Mansion and
subsequently Mr. Nebecker, accompanied
by Private Secretary Halford, called on
Secretary Foster at the Treasury Depart
ment Mr. Nebecker also had a conference
with Assistant Treasurer Whelpley about
the business of tbe Treasurer's office. Mr.
Hnston, by invitation, dined with the Presi
dent at G o'clock this evening.
The general understanding is that Mr.
Nebecker bas been offered apd accepted the
position of United States Treasurer and
that the announcsment will be officially-
made on Mondav.
Summer Cable Can.
The first of the new summer cars for serv
ice on the Fifth avenne line has arrived.
The sides are open and entrance is obtained
from the rear. Passengers when seated look
outward instead of inward the car as at
THE FIRE RECORD.
Near Cllntpn. N. Y., the Hamilton knitting
mill burned early yesterday morning. Loss.
The Fowabic mine fire is still raging. The
shaft house will be destroyed to save valuable
At Mancelona, Mich., the handle factory
bnrned down yesterday. Loss, 23,000; partly
At Winters, Cat, the Occidental Hotel
bnrned Friday. P. H. Hay, one of tbe guests,
perisbed in tbe flame..
AT Norfolk, O., near Cleveland, the Mu
tineer, Eohlmeyer & Co. hollow-ware factory
bnrned yesterday. Loss, $20,000; insured for
At Philadelphia early yesterday morning A.
W. White's dye bouse was damaged, by fire.
Total loss, $5,000; covered by insurance. Tbe
building was the property of Francei
craEBiASB El p, p.njr H0RDQRo 1
A Congregation Has Not the Bight to Rotate
Them Oat of Office.
At the last meeting of the Pittsburg Pres
bytery of "the Cumberland Presbyterian
Chnroh the matter of eldership iu tbe
Wylie Avenne Church came np in the fol
lowing manner: The Judiciary Committee
had in charge the appeal by Thomas
Elliott, who asked for a decision as to the
legality of tbe rotary system of eldership,
and also as to whether George K. Smith,
who was elected under the permanent sys
tem of eldership in the Wylie Avenue
Cbnrcb before the congregation adopted the
rotary system, was yet to be regarded as an
elder in the church", although he had been
To tbe first of tbe questions the committee
reported: "The rotary system of eldership
is possibly illegal, and is not recognized in
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. See
ruling of General Assembly, 1890." To the
second question the answer was: "Abrotber
having been duly elected and ordained to
the eldership according to tbe discipline of
the church, cannot be rotated out of office,
and is entitled to any and all privileges of
tbe eldership so long 'as be is not under charge
and is in good standing in the church."
The committee's report was adopted.
Mr. Elliott presented the petition on behalf
of Mr. Smlt h, and the report of tbe Judiciary
Committee was signed by Mr. Montgomery,
Chairman of that committee.
ADVOCATES OF TEMPERANCE
Arrive In the City to Prepare for the
Institute on Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary H. Hunt, of Hyde Park,
Mass., aud Mrs. Mary F. Lovell, of Bryn
Ma wr, have arrived in thecity from tbe East
They are here to address tbe Scientific
Temperance Institute, to be held in tbe
Smithfield Street M. E. Church Tuesday
next The institute will be attended by
delegates from Allegheny, Butler, Beaver,
Washington, Greene, Fayette, Somerset,
Armstrong and Lawrence counties.
There will be three sessions morning "at
10 o'clock, afternoon at 2, and closing with
a mass meeting in tbe evening, to be ad
dressed by Mrs. Hunt, who is the superin
tendent of the Department of Scientific
Temperance Instruction for the National
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Mrs. Hnnt is at the residence of her son,
Captain E. A. Hunt, 272 Shady avenue,
The Board of Managers to Meet To-Day
Ilegarding Its Dedication.
The Board of Managers of the Gasky
Orphanage and Home for the Aged will
meet this afternoon at 2 o'clock, at tbe tem
porary quarters of the Concordia Club, No.
415 Penn avenue. Arrangements regarding
the dedication will be made, and a Ladies'
Anxiliary Society, in connection with the
Hebrew Benevolent Society, will he
The equipment of the home is rapidly
nearing completion. There will be accom
modations for CO children and about 20
TO RECEIVE HARBISON.
Talk of a Demonstration When the Presi
dent Is Here In May.
President Harrison during his trip will
stop 21 hours in Pittsburg, arriving here
May 15, at 5 o'clock in the morning, and
remaining until the next morning. Mayor
Gourley favors a public reception in his
"I will communicate with Mayor Wyman,
of Allegheny," he said yesterday, "to see
about calling a meeting of leading citizens
to arrange for a reception such as should be
tendered to the Chief Magistrate of the
Lincoln's Assassination Anniversary.
Not much interest seems to be taken this
year iu the anniversary of Lincoln's assas
sination, which occurs nezt Tuesday.
There will be no special observance of the
dav. but some of the Grand Army posts
will have appropriate exercises, notably I
jf oat ioi. I
"THE CAT IN GLOVES
catches no mice," and so is the
business man handicapped who
suffers from sick headache, bilious
ness and dyspepsia, unless he makes
use of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
For men or women of sedentary
habits, there is nothing equal to
them as a gentle laxative to the
bowels, and as a regulator of the
entire digestive system. No grip
ing, no pain, they are as gentle as
Nature herself in their action.
Persons whose business gives
them little physical exercise, will
do well to always keep a vial in
their vest pocket, to ward off all
attacks of indigestion.
One little "Pellet" a dose as a lax
ative : three or four as a cathartic.
Something is lost
when you use Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy. It's-Catarrh. No matter
,R. PIERCE'S MEDICINES
JOa. FLEMING 4 SON,
413 Market street,
Startling Revelations Follow the Ar
rest of Its Owner.
THE IHFAHTS STARVED TO DEATH
the Proprietress, Who Kept
Ontward Show of Tirtne.
DAMAGING EYIDENCB BROUGHT OUT
.irSCIAI. TELIORAH TO THE DISFATCIM
Syracuse, April 1L Miss Anna M.
Pnrdy, the proprietor of a maternity hos
pital in this city, was arrested to-day,
charged with manslaughter in tbe case of
an infant child, born ont of wedlock in her
establishment last month, tbe death of
which led to a searching investigation of
her business. Miss Furdy has grown rich
off her baby farm. She moved from an ob
scure cart of the city three years ago to a
costly mansion, built in a neighborhood
adapted to her purpose by an eccentria
millionaire. At the death of tbe millionaire
she bought his property. There she hai
condncted her business quietly, and hai
Tbe rate of infant mortality at tbe Purdy
house has always been alarming, but as
Miss Pnrdy usually had a plausible excuse,
tbe criminal authorities have been content
to let her aloue. Miss Pnrdy is a woman of
motherly appearance and is well educated.
Outward Show of Virtue.
She attends the Episropal Cathedral reg
ularly, usually leading by the band one or
two children, dressed most tastefully. She
gives to charity, and in other ways keeps np
an outward semblance of virtue. She wis
never arrested before. She has pretended!
that the infants left in her care to be dis
posed of have been adopted into respectable)
homes. In a few cases this has been done,
but the records of the county court show
that there has not been a legal trans'er of
custody from the Purdy establishment's
The case which led to the arrest of Miss
Pnrdy was that of a child, the death of
which at the Purdy establishment was not
properly certified to by a physician. The
return to the Registrar of Vital Statistics
did not even contain a name for the dead in
fant. It was finally named "Fred O'Connor,"
though neither its mother or father, sines
discovered, bears the name of O'Connor.
At the Coroner's investigation the doctors
testified that tbe autopsy showed unmistak
ably that the child had been starved to
death. Nothing resembling nourishment
was found in its stomach, which was in
flamed and empty.
Many Infants Were Killed.
Several other women who had been in
mates of the Pnrdy place. testified reluctantly
to being confined there and to tbe deaths of
their babies. It was also discovered that
Maggie Wood was being held in duress by
Miss Pnrdy, because she had been confined
there and was being threatened with ex
posure if she left. Miss Purdy was making;
this girl do the house work. The testimony
of all the witnesses was most damaging.
The jury, composed of business men ot
the city, rendered this verdict: "We find
that Fred O'Connor's death was caused
from a lack oi proper nourishment, care and
medical treatment, for which Miss A. M.
Purdy, proprietress of her so-called lying-ia
hospital, is wholly responsible. We further
find that said Miss A. M. Purdy is not a
proper person to care for young children
and that her institution is a menace to the
moral welfare of society and should no)
longer be tolerated."
Miss Purdy was required to furnish ball
in tbe sum ot (1,500 to await the action of
the grand jury. In the meantime her back
yard is to be excavated, it being suspected
that she has a little cemetery of her own oa
Vice Pbesidest L. Bannister, of the)
Westinghoase Electric Company, was at. his
office yesterday after a two days' absence, dna
to a severe cold. Only the pressure of busi
ness brought bim to town, for he has not yet
recovered from the attack.
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system, diet or occupation. Put
up in sealed vials, hence always
fresh and reliable, which is not
the case with pills put up in wood
and pasteboard boxes.
The "Pleasant Pellets" are the.
only Liver Pill sold, by druggists,
under a positive guarantee from
their makers, of their giving satis- T
faction in every case, or price"
paid for them (25 cents will be
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because you only pay for tM
good you get.
Can you ask more?
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sociation, Manufacturers, 663 Main
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how bad your case, or of how long
standing, you can be cured. In
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manufacturers of Dr. Sage's Rem
edy are looking for them. They'll
pay you that amount in cash, if
they can't cure you. It's a plain
square offer from a responsible
business house, and they mean. it.
It seems too one-sided, too much -of
a risk. It would be with any
other medicine behind it But in
curable cases are rare withDr.V
Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
R PIERCE'S MEDICINES
JOS. FLEMIHG A SON,
412 Market street,
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