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CONFESSED, BUT OIED
Manuel Politz's Suppressed Story of the Murder of 'Chief , Hennessey Laid BEFORE THE GRAND JURY The EeTelations of the Lynched Assassin Kow Made Public for the Tirst Time. TEN KEMBEES OF THE DREAD BAND Chosea 17 Lot to Murder the Bold Official Whose Existence Threatened the .Urder's Safetj. HE WAS SHOT DOWK AT A G1YEK SIGNAL. Cnuitntle Krary Ciriiti Ancxg That Who Hit Sets Selected U Xxeate Uu Tagtitt of the Blocd-Trirsty Xlfiv A CLAIH Or IKDIVniirAL KKOCIXCE E8TEBED ffFXCtAL TElHiBUl TO TITE SUrATCB.1 New Orleaxs, April 12. The grand jury in its forthcoming report upon the Hennessey murder, the subsequent miscar riage of justice and the wreaking of popu lar vengeance upon the Italian suspects in the Parish Prison, trill Tor the first time give to the public the confession of Manuel Politz. Politz was one of the most interest ing studies in the case. Of medium height, slender but -wonderfully strong, swarthy, with ferocity, nasslon and dread marking strong lines in bis face, he was calm and stormy, cool and nervous, reasonable and ravins; in such quick and inexplicable suc cession that all the city wondered at what manner of man he was. Sometimes he seemed to linger on the very border of insanity, but however that be, he was quicker than any of the others to sec the rising tide of popular indignation, feeling that its demand of blood lor blood wonld prove irresistible. Eager to Sao His Own Life. Early in the case he evidently made up his mind to turn traitor to his comrades and earn some clemency by betraying them. He held aloof from them in prison and in court, brooded much in solitude, and soon after the trial began clamored wildly for the privilege of unbosoming himself of the secret which welghrd upon him. The statement he made never reached the jury. The State claimed that while Politz incriminated others lie protested his own in nocence, and besides there were contradic tions in his confession which would destroy its value. There was strong evidence against Politz ai-d it was preferred to hold him prisoner. Notwithstanding his seeming lack of reason the Sicilian understood this well, and nnothcr terror grew upon him,a fear greater than that of the liw. It was the dread of the strong and hidden murderous arm of the Tlljfij. lie knew its methods and its power well, and when the bronze and crimson cheeked little couutrywoman whom he called his wife by right of possession came to him and denounced him for having gone bark on his countrymen he would no longer est the food she brought. Death Almost a Welcome Itellcf. lie drew further away from his fellow suspects and did not even feci safe nnder the prison roof with tbcra. The dread which haunted him doubtless preyed upon his liram until his condition was very close upon insanity. The swift punishment meted cut to him by an indignant populace must have appeared to hira as a relier, an d 1 c could hardlv have regretted that the "favor called living was over at last" Politz's confession was made to the Dis trict Attorney. About the same story was told 10 his own attorney. He said: "I had joined a certain society of my countrymen, the President rf which was Charles Mat ranga. This society, 1 supposed, wasformed for the benefit of inv countrymen. Macheca, JJatranpa and others were prominent mem bers. On a Saturday night I was at a meet ing of the society at which JIatranga, Macheca and others were present. It was there staled thit the purpose of the meeting was to decide wLo were to "do" Chief Hennessey. The names of the members were placed in a box by numbers and ten were drawn therefrom. , The Ten Selected to Kill Hennessey. "These ten men were notified to meet and arrange the marner and means of carrying out rfie work allotted to them. The men met in a room over a place owned by Duffee. The money was then distributed among six wen, each one receiving about 5200. I was asked to carry a sackof guns from the meet ing room to the house of the shoemaker, Monasterio, on Giroa, near Basin I refused iodoso, not knowing at the time why the guns were to bo taken there. Matrangawas there and said he would carry the sack. Two liter moetiags were held near the Poydras Market. I am not sure whether the money distributed at these meetings or at Duffeo's." Ihe plan agreed 'upon was that on the night ot October IS every one was to meet at Monas tery's. Marchesi's boy was instructed to be on tbo lookout and watch the approach of Chief Hennessey. He was to wait on Rampart street, and when he made sure that the Chief was coming ho mas to pass Hennessy and run rap idlyout Oiroa street, and when opooslte Monas tery's, was to give the peculiar Italian whistle. Wn,n the whistle was given by the boy on the night of tbc 15th ot October, Monasterio opened the door and aid to the others "The Chief, the Chief." I'lie les' tbCTi stepped outtbroughtbo side door of loc.iteno's6hanty and through : largo gato into the street, immediately open ing fire upon the man on the opposite side, who was quietly walking along, Scaffedi, Mar chesi. jBagnetto and Monasterio killed the Cuiff. A Claim of Individual Innocence. "I was not there and did not know anything about the killing until the lnlloning Sunday morning. I heard nf IIcnnv-e)'s shooting for Lc H'-tl time on that huiidn morning when lny landlord, John, was readme the paper." Jn answer to a question how he could know any of tbese things II he wis not present he re plied that Monasterio told him all about It. -I took no part in the shooting," be Slid. '"On Sunday morning I arose and did not go ttny place in particular, remaining around the the house all day. I could not work because I had a sore arm. I am innocent and my con science is as white as the wall." About the time of Mr. Thcard's appointment I bs counsel the great change Jn Politz had com- uieu ecu. ana ae was suspicious ox cTerj uvu and particularly of tbe defendants and their counsel,' who had laughed at his confession. Mr. Theard did not escape Politz's distrust, and when be sat down among the other de fense counsel Politz was convinced in his nar row mind that Mr. Theard was against him. Politz's actions resulted In Mr. Theard's with drawal and tbe appointment of Mr. John Q. Flynn, a yonng criminal lawyer. Mr. Flynn had considerable knowledge of Italians of Politz's class and set about obtaining his pecu liar client's cood will. Mr. Flynn. after trying In several waj s to Impress hjs friendly inten tions upon Politz, adopted a characteristic Italian method to test Lis faith. When alone with the prisoner Mr. Flynn handed blm a glass of water to drink. A Strange Test or Fidelity. Politz, still suspicious, declined unless Mr. Flynn first tasted the liquid. Mr. Flynn.re- f used, saying: "If you have any confidence in me. drink." Politz hesitated a moment, bis look showed surprise, and then he seized the glass and drained its contents. After that Politz trusted his lawyer more than be had any person since his arrest. During that day there were private interviews between Mr. Flynn and tbe Judge and District Attorney. The reporters pnzzled themselves as to tbe object of tbese consultations until it appeared that Mr. Flynn urged and obtained tbe separa tion of Politz from the other accused and even from the prison walls. That night Politz slept in the Sheriff's office in the Criminal Court baildlng; in charge of Deputy Sheriffs Jones and Wilson. About bJSt o'clock Mr. Flynn was Seen to enter the building, and he did not leave until 2S1 in tbe morning, having spent nearly the entire night with his client. Ills object from the best information at hand was to prepare Politz for tbe witness stand in tbe morning. Tbe result was evidently not Satisfactory. Mr. Flynn looked worried and spent the greater portion of tbe morning in a hunt arounU the lonely Glrod Street Cemetery ror i-oiitzs nromer. ine latter was requires, to asist in bringing Politz upon the witness stand and placing him in the mood to tell bis complete story to the court. Politz's brother was never found. Had be been bis presence in court would have created a sensation and tbs Bute would have denied him a revelation to strengthen its case. It is said there was a close resemblance between the brothers except that tbe missing Politz had a small black mustache, while 'Politz's defense was that bis upper lip was always cioselyshaveo. , The Brother Was Wisely Hissing. Had the brother been produced, tbe wit nesses might havo identified him as tbe man at the killing and Politz would have been tbe most important witness for the State. Per haps the brother anticipated somo sucb de nouement and fearing arrest, sought safety in flight. He is said to have returned to Italy. There was another sensational incident on the morning of March 11 in the office of the Crim inal Sheriff, where Politz was given temporary quarters. Mr. Flynn, after having been at work on the case most oi tne nignt, entered we, building at 7:30 o'clock in the morning. He went also to Politz and fonnd bis client very quiet and apparently sonnd in body and tran quil in mind. Flnn said "Good morning." There was a panse of a few moments and Politz called his attorney over and asked him to bend over toward blm. To the surprise of those present, Politz said In Englisb,a language of which he had pretended ignorance, "X want to whisper in your ear." Then Politz. in a perfectlv rational and col lected manne" continued: "Place me upon the witness stand to-day and I will tell all I know everything." Mr. Flynn replied that be could not do this, but if Politz wished to make a statement all he bad to do was to rise in court, express tho wish to testify and the Court would then doubtless permit tbe lawyer to place the Sicilian on tbe stand as be desired. So it was understood that Politz was to startle tbe court and tbe community that day. Court open ed. Politz was at the bar; so was Mr. Flvnn. Tbe trial was resumed. Several anxlons eyes were on Politz. He seemed to feel the time had come. Politz arose and faced tbe court. There was a hush. Suddenly a look uf intense terror overspread his feat ures. Tben came a cry. The nniywoids Po litz spoke were in Italian: "Scaffedi killed tbe chief." Then tto luckless Sicilian fell face forward upon tno-door. -"Ht-tne"lsea'vy -haull ot tho Mafia reached forward and silenced the telltale tongue! Be that as it may, Politz was never acaln la a condition to testify. From that moment the policy of Mr. Flynn changed and the legal defense of Politz began. YOUNG FAVA'S SARCASM IN BEPLY TO A SILLY STOEY ABOUT ABMOBIAL EEAEINQS. Although tho Italian 'Minister's Son, lie Is a Foll-rieilged American Some Decid edly Refreshing Remark;. From ITIm About tho Roman Nobility. rrnoM a staff cokrespoxde-t.j Washington, April 12. Professor Francis K. Fava, Jr., the son of Baron rava, late Italian Minister, has been given considerable prominence of late on account of the break in diplomatic relations with Italy and the retirement of his noble father. Young Fava is 30 odd years of age, over six feet high, and the very leanest, lank est man in "Washington. He is able, eccentric, independent, and two or three years ago, much to the disgust of his father, the Min ister, took out his final naturalization pa pers and became a lull-fledged American citizen. He is decidedly a believer in the republican form of Government, and does not conceal his contempt for tho pomp and humbug show of royalty and the hollow as sumption of the nobility. For several years be was an instructor in mathematics and engineering in the Colum bia University, an indefatigable worker, whose only recreation was an hour or so of an evening with a jolly lot ot Germans in a popular restaurant, circling abig round table and sundry mugs of foaming beer. Now he. devotes himself assiduously to the business of a civil enjnneer. Among the many stories told ot young Fava was one that he wears high up on his arm a cold band with the armorial bear ings or his bouse, with his full name and rank. Mr. Fava sends to tbe press to-day a humorous reply to this little tale which is decidedly re freshing, coming from the son of tbe late Min ister. It concludes as follows: "I dare say that the male members of promi nent Italian families wear as a rule such bands as you describe. Perhaps you may incline to tbe belief even that they are a variety of the smaller and less costly rings a certain class ot Italians jire in tbe habit of wearing in thir cars, orlhat the custom was derived from that curious species of bear which nature seems to have evolved with a ring through the nostril for the sole purpose of delighting children and puttlnjr nickels in tbe pockets ot needy Ital ians. Be this as It may, I violate no confidence in assuring you that in my case no band was on my ear or nose, or encircled my arm, but around the ankle of my left leg there I am compelled to acknowledge the corn. "The band would be there to-day but for an unfortnnate accident at a period when, being engaged In tbe erection of a palace at Rome, I occupied also the honorable office of third base in the 'Roman Invinclbles' against tbe Blc Nine of Naples." It may be of interest to your readers likewise to know that tbe common people of Italy are permitted to use brass rings only. The middle class may use 14 to 18 karat gold, according to their standing, either as merchants or professional men, and the great nobility wear up to 22 karat, or practically pure gold, according to rank. "1 need hardly add that my band was fully 22 karat, and no discount, either, Its frag, luents are. as jou may well believe, kept as sacred relics of a glorious past. They may be seen at my office, and will be shown to lovers of heraldic art and to professional clients with out charge." NO WAR EXPECTED, Even If Budlnl Docs Break Off All Diplo matic Relation. Washington, April 12. There were no de velopments in tbe Italian affair to-day, and tbe reviving interest taken in it, on account of tbo alleged Intention on the part of tbe Italian Government to signally display its resentment by ceasing to have any further diplbmatic in tercourse with the United States, has lapsed into a disposition to quictlv await wbat tbe next two or three das bring forth. There are very few person who believe that anj thing startling will occur between now and Wednes day, and high officials are certainly incredulous as respects Ital) 's reported purpose to take sucb a hostile step as would be that ot order ing Minister t orter irom Home. Even IX inch an unusual and extraordinary J 'movement be mado, contrary to all expecta tions, it is said that it would probably not re sult in actual war, but only in an almost com plete severance of all relations between the two countries. Thero.was nothing to belearned to-night in respect to the looked-for answer of Secretary Blamo to the note sent by Marquis Imperial!, and Secretary Blaine hrd no infor mation to communicato to the public. ITALY WILL PATIENTLY AWAIT The Reply of Secretary Blaine to tho Be quest of Radlni. Roue, April 12. The Opinione says: "Tbe news from Washington is tbe subject of much comment. IfMr. Blaine is unablo to make a categorical reply to Italy's simple and straight forward request we can await the conclusion of sucb a strange silence serenely and without lamentations or threats. "Public opinion, however, on both Eldes of the Atlantic will hardly consider dignified such a painful admission of impotence." A RAID ON CHINATOWN. THTRTY-NINE WOMEN AND GIELS FOUND IN OPIUM DENS. The Majority of Them Wore Under SI Tears of Age Mongolians Receive Mys terious Signals In Time to Disappear A Lively Time in tho Cells. ICrECIAL TZXEQBA1I TO THE DISPATCH.! New York, April 12. The police to night raided the opium dens in Chinatown, and 39 prisoners, all women, and the major ity tinder 21 years of age, were arrested, Sunday is always lively in the Mott street district, many white girls coming from the upper part of the city. As soon as the brass buttons appeared, the Chinamen, who had been sitting on the steps, disappeared down con venient alley-ways and into the base ment stores. In answer to their signals, half a hundred Chinamen rnshed Into tbe street from tbe bouses at 10 Pell and 6, 10, 12 and 13 Dover streets. Many of them were only partly dressed and all of them Bmclled of opium. 'Ihe ground floor of the buildings raided is used as a store and tbc rest as lodging-, occupied by Chinamen. The owners of these rooms bad mysteriously disappeared as soon as the alarm was given, but in almost every room women and girls were found. Only a lew ot them cried when they were arrested. The others had either spent too many nights in the station house to worry much about it, - were nnder the influence of opium. 8 me of them were decently dressed and s..nie were hardly dressed at all. Tbo prisoners were marched up to tbe Eliza beth street station house followed by a crowd of mournful looking Chinamen. They gave names that began with Clara, Lottie or Mamie, and ended for tho last part in Smith or Wilson. Only one of tbe lot was let go. She was Cora Lee, a blonde woman, with glittering white stones in her oars. Shu has been married to Sam Lee for some timo and the police Lnew her. Chinamen came straggling into the stattoi house for an hour after tbe arrest, bringing portl ins of the women s wardrobes that had been left behind. The wmen were stored tour In a cell, and they made things lively for the policemen by their songs. SPBECKELS MAKES A DENIAL. He Says There Will Be No Restriction of Production at nil .Eastern Refinery. Philadelphia, April 12. With an em phasis that did not perm'.t of any misunder standing, C. A. Spreckels, of the big sugar refinery, placed the seal of denial upon the latest story relative to a restriction of the out put of suear from tbe local establishment. The report had its ioceptlon In a dispatch from Boston to tbo effect that the Philadelphia sugar king had entered into an agreement with the American Sugar Refining Company where by tbe home production was to be limited to 2,000 barrels a day, in return for which conces sion tbe Havemeyerand Elder combination in San Francisco was to be closed, thereby leaving Mr. Spreckels iu undisputed possession of the Pacific coast market. "You may say,-' said Mr. Sprockets with de cisiveness, "that the report is absolutely with-, ontfounlaUonr I -41a. not know why lfzs to frequently revived. In tbe face of all wo can say. the newspapers keep onbrlnglngit up again and acaln. Tbe Spreckels refinery will con tinue to be operated at its fullest capacity, somo 7,000 barrels of sugar per day. No proposition has come to us. either directly or indirectly, looking to tbe restriction of output. No such proposition has been considered by us. and I would like ou to say uurescrvedly that no such project would receive tho slightest atten tion from us. There Is positively no reason for circulating such reports, and 1 do wish you would deny them broadly ind explicitly. When we established our business hero we announced our purpose to stay here, and that is just what we propose to do." A STEANGE VISIT0E From India Who Is Exciting Interest In Spiritualistic Circles. lFITrlAl. TU.EQHAM TO THB DISPATCn.l New York, April 12. Among tho attend, ants at the Spiritualists' meetings in this city recently is a strange looking visitor from India. An emaciated frame, glitter ing black ejes, very dark complexion, intensely drawn features and ebony hair and heard give him a mystic air. Bis dress is of plain and shabby gray stuff, that has evidently seen much service, and he wears constantly, indoors and out, a little round cap embroidered with cold and scarlet. Ilis namo is Narayan Ham Chandra, and he is a native of Gujerat, but has spent many years on the spurs uf the Himalayas. In India be is widely known as a Hindu as cetic, and as an author of more than half a hundred works in Bengali, Marathi, Hindi Punjabi and Gujarati. He has recently ar rived from England, where he went to stud European institutions and acquire the English language, and where his letters of introduction from hii;b officials and others in India procured bim a flattering reception. He is especially interested in Investigating tbo phenomena of Occidental Spiritualism, which is the principal object ot his visit to this country. MYSTERIOUS DEATH Of a Man Who Knew About a Recent At tempted Train-Wrecking. rsr-zciAn TtLxanAM to the nisrATCH.t Sprisqtield, Mass., April 12. Elwin L. Shnmway, an express driver between Westfield and this city, who was known to possess infor mation as to the identity of the men who at tempted to wreck tho Chicago express at West field, on Monday night last, was fonnd dead in a pasture between Westfield and Southamp ton by a party of school children this morning. Ho had approached the railroad officials with offers to sell Information as to tbe affair, and was shadowed by several detectives up to Tbursday evening, when ho give them tho slip. He had been dead at least 24 hours whon the body was fonnd: and, though it is badly bruised and scratched, tbeso outward Injuries seem In sufficient to cause death. The theory of poison ing, which is strengthened by a slightly swollen condition of the body, will prevail until the question Is settled by an autopsy. EXCITED OVEB OIL. A Petroleum Strike in Schuylkill County Startles the Natives. I SPKCIAL TEI.EGKAM TO TBS DISPATCH. 1 Pottsville, April li Therois great excite ment in the lower end ofSchulyklll county over tbo discovery or petroleum in supposed immense quantities on farms in tho neighbor hood of Friedensburg. The village is four miles west of Schuylkill Haven, and is believed to lie in tho heart of a valuable oil region. A number of experts from tbo Bradford oil fields and elsewhere, after a-careful examination of tbe formation of the ground, express the opinion that largo reservoirs of oil and perhaps gas exist under the surface .at a. depth of from 2.000 to 3.000 feet. .Speculators are already gathered on tho cene and are endeavoring to secure leases from owners. Tho tarmers In the vicinity who believe their land contain oil and cas have organized a stock company and will also bore wells through the underlying strata to demonstrate tho truth of their claims. PUT DYNAMITE IN HIS MOUTH. The Successful Method Taken hy a Kansas Miner to Kill Himself. Osage City, Kak., April 12. John Carroll, a coal miner, committed suicide ibis morning. He places a dynamite cartridge in his mouth and lit tbe fuse with a match. A no explosion blow off. hU head, NOT ONE OUT OF F0UB' Of the 'Measures Before the legisla ture Can Be Passed in Time. LABOR HAS A VERY POOR CHANCE, The Demands of the Workers Receiving but Little Attention. BILLS LITERALLY TALKED TO DEATH nritOM A STAIT COItnitSFOXDENT.l Hakbisburo, April 12.-If the "Legisla ture is to adjourn on May 15, or eyen a week later, it means that a ereat deal of' work must be done in a very short time, and that, no matter how steadily the members labor, many measures mast go by tbe board. Counting the two short sessions on Monday evenings and Friday mornings as one day, there are then about five full legis lative days a week, and if May 16 ends the session, there are only 20 legislative days left. This means that, from very necessity, half of the bills on the calendar, possibly three fourths, exclusive of appropriation bills, will fall. And if there is not soon a. let-up on the oratorical business, a great many of those which could be disposed of will not be reached. The discussions onsecoud reading days in the House are becoming a positive clog to business, and are wearing ont the patience of those who want to dis-, pose of legislation and get home. Bills Literally Talked to Death. On several occasions lately almost an entire session has been spent in useless talk on one bill. Members have threshed tbe same old straw oyer and oyer again, pro longed action by offering inconsequential amendments and, finally, have so worn out the patience of the House that a motion to indefinitely postpone has laid aside a bill which should have passed, but which was literally talked and amended to death. If there were no Legislative Record, in which to embalm this eloquence, there wouldn't be so mnch of it indulged in. The reformer who shall succeed in doing away with this nuisance will merit and receive the thanks of the people. It costs the State thousands of dollars uselessiv. It cannot be claimed truthfully that if keeps the people posted on the doings of their representatives The newspapers do that two weeks before the Record gets along." And, besides, but a small fraction of tbe voters ever get to tee it, each member being allowed but 17 copies for distribution, and a much smaller fraction of those who do get it ever wade through it. The journal shows how tbe members vote, and that record of what' they do is a much bettor one tban that which shows wbat they say. If tbe business which is imperatively necessary is to be trans-1 acted, there must not only bo a great deal of bard work done, but there must also be less talk. Tbe sooner, therefore, that the flve- tuinute rule is enforced, ths greater the likeli hood of needed legislation. i There have been a number of labor bills in troduced this session, but none of them have as yet sot to the Governor. Tbe Honse has dealt very liberally with tbe labor people, giving them about all they have asked for, except the employers' liability bill, which is still pending. But very frequently when a labor measure strikes tbe Senate It gets into trouble. In many a previous session many a bill demanded by the representatives of tbe working people has had smoothing sailing in the House only to bo wrecked in tbe Senate. To Moot the Same Fate Again. And It looks as thouch it would be tbe same thing over again this session. The 'dockage bill, to protect the anthracite miners from prac tical confiscation of a large part of tbo coal they mine, has passed tneHouse and gone to tho Senate, where It was defeated in both the sesstonsLJfl-Wl ISSSand whjreotbasarasi -fate, in all .'orubability, aoralUI it agamT Tho bill to prohibit mining and manufacturing-corporations from operating "company stores" still lingers In committee. The bill is based upon section 6 of article 16 of tbe Constitution, which says: "No corporation shall engaeo in any business other than that expressly author ized in its obarter." It was defeated last session, and has but a small show of passing now. Jones' conspiraev bill, which passed tbo House last week, has now to run the Senate gauntlet. It is by no means a radical measure, but then the Senate is very conservative when corporations are on one side and labor on the other. Tho amended semi-montbly pay bill and tho amended checkwoighman bill, fixing a ton of coal at 76 bushels, and weighing 2,000 pounds, and forbidding contracts fixing a different standard, are both through tbo House and awaiting tho verdict of the Senate. The first may get through tho amendments, being of slight importance, but the last will encounter trouble. The bill, however, upon which tho labor representatives set greatest store, ana with whoso passage they would bo satisfied were all tho others defeated, is D. R. Jones' employers' liability bllL This measure will likely oo called uion on final passage this week. It may pass tbe House, but the chances aro not gooj. A wonderful pressure has been brought to bear against tbe bill, leading Philadelphia manufacturers having twico appeared In oppo sition to it. Quaker City Members Against It. Tbo Philadelphia delegations in both Houses aro practically solid against it. All tbe influ ence of tbo mining, manufacturing and trans portation corporations of the State is arrayed in opposition, and, though it makes no undul) radical changes in a law which needs modiflca tion, it will not be passed this session. One thing the mining element got, and that was tho appointment of a commission to revise the mining laws. Iho delay in tbc organization of tbe commission may pi event action unon its recommendations by the present Legislature, but if its members aro at all harmonious in their conclusions there is no doubt that they will be engrafted upon tbe law at the next ses sion. , The report of the joint commission to investi cato tbe charitable and correctional institu tions of the fatate, which has just been finished, is awaited with considerable interest. The commission is headed by Senator, now Con gressman, John E. Reyburn, of Philadelphia, and numbers some of tbe ablest uiemtlers of tho last and present Legislatures. A part of its recommendations have been anticipated, in the bill presented by Senator M)Hn toprovjde for a uniform system of accounts in all Institntions receiving State aid, and authorizing the Audi tor General to pay out appropriations, not in lump, but upon vouchers for the separate amounts expended for various purposes. Tho commission will present three reports: A general one. upon which all are sub stantially agreed, and one relative to tho Blind Asylum, and another upon the House of Refuge, botb Philadelphia institutions, over which there has been considerable divergence of opinion among tbe members. The Eastern Penitentiary Investigation. Iho recent charges against tho Eastern Pen itentiary, made by a former chaplain, havo caused a great deal of comment, and also con jecture as to what the report will say iu regard thereto. Speaking of this matter, a gentleman recognized as one of the best authorities on prison management in the State, says that the troubles iu the Eastern Penitentiary are such as are inseparable from the waylu which It is conducted. Under the act of 1829 prisoners in that institution are to be confined "Singly and separately." Almost the only right left them outside of life is the right of separation. And yet tbe Eastern Penitentiary, 'with 731) cells, has nearly 1,100 prisoners. , This necessitates tbe placing of two or more persons in one cell, contrary to law, and depriving tbe convict of one of the few rights left to him, and leading to their greater demoralization. Tbe only work performed by them is done in the cells, about bOO being employed in knitting socks, while some others work at sboemaking and a few other trades. This overcrowding and conse qucnt'liercling of the pi isoners together and mo lack of eniplo) incur, hate led to Very for- 111 tt 1 IiIa AWlIf- Ik A niiuablc ovils. li The Western Penitentiary prisoners, are en titled to be kopt "singly and separately," except that by the act of 1869, It is permitted tbat tbey be "congregated for labor, learning and rellsions services." This permits,their be ing brought together in the workshop, school and chapel, and tbe result of its workings has shown the wisdom of the law. Each prisoner has a separate cell, and, since the completion of tbe addition, there are 400 cells unoccupied. A Change in tho Districts! The gentlemin concluded by saying thit tho uiso tblug for the Lcgi-laturoto do would bo to strike off lrom tho Eastern district all the counties west of tho Susquehanna which now .bolongtolt. audaddthem to the Weftern dis trict, xnis wotua cut on, a largo pan oi me ' r ' supply of prisoners from tbe Eastern Peniten tiary, and the diminution caused by the expira tion of sentences would in a comparatively short timo reduce the number of convicts to the capacity or tbo institution, while the vacant cells in tbe Western Penitentiary could be utilized, and, hotter still, tbe convicts sent there given work. . TJio IL600,000 direct tax: duo-tho State from tbe National Government stlll'ltes In tho treasury at Washington, and tbe resolution to authorize tlioG.-'Vomorto recWviit yet lingers in committee. Tho matter cassed'Allttlestir when it was first' presented, aad a nnmberot reasons were glvan for tbe course of the Dem ocratic leaders in endeavoring tohave-tue reso lution amended so as to include an agent cf tbo Governor in the receiving, of the money, and for tbe delay caused by theiJenate, on motion ot Senator Penrose, President pro tern., refer ring it to committees. It can be stated ou gdod authority that the principal reason for delay is tbat tbe Governor J does not want the money to roach tbo State treasury until after the Legislature has ad journed and lost tbe power to appropriate it. The addition of $1,600,000 to the State's funds just now might lead to greater liberality In ap propriations tban tbe Governor would care to see, and it is thought wise not to lead the Leg islators Into temptation. Prior to adjourn ment, the resolution will be taken up and au thority given the Governor to get tbe money. r Henbt Hall. STRUGGLE FOR SPOILS. THE CONTEST NOW ON BETWEEN PATTI S0N AND THE SENATE ' Bow the Governor Slay Get Square After the legislature Adjourns A Number of Important Offices in Which Democrats Can Bo Placed Securely. tSPSClAX. TXLK0BAX TO THE DISFATCB.1 Harbisbubo, April 12. There is a fair prospect that State Librarian Bgle, Super intendent jof Public Instruction Waller and Factory Inspector, Martin will be suc ceeded by Democrats at the cross of the ses sion of the Legislature. As the commis sions held by these oficiak tdo-not expire until tbe close of the-session of the Senate, Governor' Pattison has not deemed it necessary to furnisb,'tp.em with new ones nndl that timei'Tbe action of the Governor in decijafng' "to hurry ta place bis political enemies securely in ffioe notil he bes at least inquired into his prerogatives in the matter, bis friebds say is quite natural, as four years ago' ths Senate refusal to confirm his nomination of a Supreme"! .Court reporter, btate Librarian and several other offices be cause their politics aid. not OU Although tho Governor bad fully determined to issue com missions to tbe State Librarian, Superinten dent of Public Instruction and Factory In spector, they further declare, the fight "being made against his appointments by tbat body may Induce him to cbange his purpose. In the event of their rejection he could appoint the tame men'at the end of the session of tbe Sen ate, and tbey could constitutionally Serve until the expiration of tbe session of -lb93.. It would also be his right and privilege to appoint a State Librarian, Superintendent of Public In struction and Factory Inspector, from bis own party, instead of allowing members of tbe Re publican party to hold these, places daring a larze portion of his administration. There isxlecided opposition to that portion of tbe bill prepared by tbe Capitol Commission which proposes tho expenditure ot 1125. 000 for tbo enlargement and general remodeling of tbe Hall of tbe House of Representatives. Many members of the Legislature are antago nistic to anything tbat has tbe appearanpe of delaying tho erection of a neftrSfte House, and for this reason they want no important re pairs. The Committee bn Appropriations, which bas tho bill in charge, is understood to feel this way, and will likely report It with only tho provision for the erection of a builalng for the accommodation of the State Library, etc., at an expense not to exceed foOO.OOU. Ibis preposition is favored because if is believed that it wonld not interfere with the erection of a new Capitol in tbe near future. U0KSTEB PETBITIED SNAKE The Peculiar Find Made by Workmen In a i ,. Rock Near McKeesport, iSFZCIAt, TXLEOBAM TO T1IK DISPATCn.l MoKacspoit; Ajtril.,22. yst-rday while wotKmen were utgios near me nuisiae aooTe town, the struck at a depth of 25 feet a peculiar lookine body tbat had been unearthed by the blasting of tbe rock. It at first resembled a vein of dark clay, or sbale, but on close ex amination it was found tbat it was covered with scales. Tbe interest of the workmen was aroused, and by caret ul digging they finally un earthed a stone body 23 feet long and tapering at both ends. A closo examination showed it was tbat ot an enormous reptile that had be come petrified. 'I he tall end was first fonnd, and 25 feet of It have been taken out, bnt tbe bead is yet imbedded in the rock. The fossil rested In a fissnre in the solid rock, and about It were also discovered dead leaves. Tbe re mains have been seen by a number of responsi ble people, who will take cire of them for fur ther examination. This find recalls tbe famous McKeesport snako that bad been seen m this vicinity many years aco, and wbich was described by tbose who had seen It as beinc over 25 feot long. The snako was last seen about 25 years ago, and there aro people still living here who say they have seen it. .There is no doubt tbe body found here yesterday was that of on enormous snake, and it is thought to have been tbe same as the one w hlch created such fears years ago. TWO BOYS BLOWN TO ATOMS. They Wcro Amusing Themselves by Throw ing Stones at nn Empty Glycerine Can. rsrrciAi. telegram to mb DiiPATCit.i Washington, Pa., April 12. One of the most distressing accidents in the history of Washington county ocenrred about six miles weit of this city on the National pike, near tho "S" bridge, this afternoon. Threo small boys of Thomas Munce, a well-known citizen of Franklin township, were playing along the pike and found an empty glycerine can in a fence corner near their home. The boys, not understanding tbe dangerous chiracter of the can, stood it up m the road and commenced throwing stones at It. One struck the can and a terrible explosion followed, which could be heard for miles. Two of the bojs wero blown to atoms, and it was with great difficulty that any portions of their bodies wero found The third boy was badly bruised and cut about tho bead and is not expected to live. Tho parents of tbo boys are almost distracted with grief. BOXES OF HUMAN FLESH Loft on a Chicago Street by tho Janitor of a Medical College. Chicago, April 12. Residents in tbo vicinity of Diversey and North Ashland avenues were horrified this afternoon at the sight of the de composing shreds of human flesh contained in ten pine boxes which have been dumped in a clay halo by two men, who drove hastily away. The police authorities wero notified, and finally located tbe two men who bad dumped tho flesh into the hole. They proved to be the janitor and a student of a local medical college. The remains wero those of subjects which bad been dissected and were being taken to tbe college 'dumping ground. The load was too heavy, however, and when tbe wagon got stuck in the mud tho men threw out tbe boxes containing tbe bnman flesh and drove back to the college, where they were arrested. KNOCKED OUT BY A GIEL. A West Virginia Unrglar Who Mot Moro Than Ills Match. SrKCIAL. TELEOBAK TO THE DISPATOTM Charleston, April 12. Miss Kate Bram mer, of Raleigh C. H., mado a plucky defenso last night when tbehouso was attacked by burglars. One of the party demanded admit tance at tbe floor, but was refused by tho lady, wli'i was alone. He then raied a window and was climbing in when the irl knocked him senseless with an ax. Tho other thieves fled, but the ounded man, whoso namo Is Thompson, was captured. He is dangerously hurt. VICKSBUEG'S POSTMASTER United Effort to Force tho Colored Ap pointee to Resign. Jackson, Jdiss.. April 12. Hon. R. V. Bootbe, Mayor of VIcksburg, arrived hero this evening, and will see tbo Guver ior to-morrow relative to the Vicksburg postoillco matter. ThoMavor will nresent the reauest of the citizens of Vicksburg asking tbe Governor to . I join in the request for Jf Ill's resignation, Ilul I uis uccu acre ior estctu uzys. BIG flREIN CHICAGO. T i - Property Tfolued at Nearly, a Million Dollars Swept Away. DESPEEATE BATTLE WITH FLAMES A Dime Museum Entirely Destroyed, bui All the Freaks Escaped. 0KE MAN KILLED BI FLTI3G DEBRIS Chicago, April 12. Chicago this even ing suffered one of the most destructive conflagrations that has occurred here since the big fire of 1871. The loss is fully $1,000, 000. It was at almost the exact geograph ical center of the city that the flames started, and, like the terrible disaster 20 years ago, began in a stable. In this case the stable was the property of the well-known furni ture manufacturer and politician, John II. Smythe, and was located in the rear pf his big house furnishing establishment on West Madison street,' near Halstead. The flames speedily communicated to tbe fur niture establishment, and a moment later to Kohl & Middleton's Dime Museum. ' In less than five minutes smoke was pour ing from every window in the Mnseani, and was enveloping the huge six-story building occupied by Smythe. When in a mar vellously short interval both structures had turned into a mass of flame, great fiery tongaes darted across the street and lodged in the upper stories of tbe buildings on the north side of Madison street. A moment later the firemen fonnd themselves working between two towering walls of fire. At this critical juncture the thorough discipline of the firemen became magnificently apparent. The men, obeying orders, stood steadily in the street, where the flames scorched then from either side, and after a fierce battle at length brought the fire in a measure under control. Nothing But Heaps' or Ruins. The immense blaze, however, continued to rage with intense fury in the buildings al ready partlv destroyed. The museum was notbinz bnta heap of ruins and tbe walls of the Smythe building were laiiing one alter an other. Fortunately thev all fell into tbe ruins and no person was injured. Across tbe street also, the wall3 soon suc cumbed to the furious onslaught. Hern the upper story of tbe three-storv building on the northwest corner of Madison and Union streets canght fire. Quickly following the flames lodged around the windows of the fifth story of the Haymarket Theater building and were soon stretching ahing nnder the roof. Jost west of tbe Haymarket bnildini; was the five-story building occupied by tbe People's Clothing Company. Despite all eflorts the buildings between Union street and the Haymarket block shared the fate of tbose across the street, and were wiped out completely. In the Hay market tbe fire was confined to tbe upper Story, but the whole building was filled with smoke and water. West of the Haymarket Theater the damage was comparatively small. Ihe first intimation the inmates of Kohl fc Middleton's Museum bad of the close proxim ity of the fire was wben someone opened a window on tho third floor, through which a volume of smoke poured, filling tbe entire floor. A wild panic followed among the 400 persons in the building, most of whom, how ever, were on tbe first floor watching a variety performance. Those on tbe first floor when apprised-of their danger, fled precipitately to ward the front door, the fire appearing at tbe rear windows, increasing tbe terror of tbe crowd. Ihe emergency brought out a hero in the person of Policeman Patrick Sheehy. Forcing bis way through the frightened people, who were madly retarding each other in the jam at tbe exit, he stationed himself at tbe head of the Stairs and. drawing bis revolver, declared bis intention to kill the first person who refused to obey his orders. He succeeded in quieting the panic, and With one exception everybody roaehed -the-eW!t-iif''-safty.4- The excoption was C. H. Messeiger, who made a rush foe the front of the building and, tbrowiug open tbe window, jumped out into the street, lie fell with awful force on tbe stone pavement and was unconsoious when picked up. Getting Out the Freaks. As soon as Officer Sheehy bad caused an abatement of tbe panic among the people ho went up to tbe third floor, where some monkeys were caged. Tbo poor brutes were chattering and screaming with terror at tho flames on all sides. Sheehy hurriedly seized the iron bars, and, forcing them apart, opened an aperture wide enough to admit of tbe escape of the lit tle adimals. whose fright was almost human. The creatnres, wben liberated, wildly scam pered about the room for a moment, and then, with innate perverseness, and to the intense chagrin of Sheehy, who was risking his life every moment, rushed upstairs in a herd and were burned to death. Tbo excitement among tbe freaks who were on exhibition on tbe third floor was pitifnl to behold. Tbey were practically unable to help themselves owing to tbeir abnormal develop ment or lack of development, and could only with difficulty be restrained from throwing themselves from the windows. Clarence Dale, the big-headed boy; Zola Lorenzo, tbe Albino; Mme. Carver, the fat woman who weighs 900 pounds, and her son who is a wee mite ot a boy, and exhibited as a midget, were ou the platforms. Mme. Carver hobbled down from the plttform, and seizing the midget dragged herself to the roar window and was about to throw tbe child oat when she was re strained by Manager Belmont, who with diffi culty escorted them down tbe stairways. A. 1). Lafayette, the father or the big-headed boy, who was so top heavy he could not navigate alone, rusbod to tbe assistance of his son, and while leading him out found tbo Albino, almost blind by reason of her weak eyes, groping about In tbe smoke. With the big-beaded boy nnder his arm he seized the Albino and dragged, rather tban led her, to the stairway and reached-tbc street. Francis Gamble, who was struck by flying debris during tbe fire, but was not supposed to be dangerously hurt, died at tho County Hos pital shortly before midnight. QUITE A BLAZE AT HOME. TWO MANUTACTUEING CONCERNS BUENED OUT IN THE EABLY M0BN. The Total Loss Placed at SSS.OOO Tho Malleable Iron,, Works, the Heaviest losers. Insured Assistance. Cazno Too Late to lie of Any Serviced ' Shortly before 1 o'clock this morning fire 1 broke out in the works of George Bollinger & Co., Limited, manufacturers of light -malleable castings, situated at Thirty third and Smallman 'streets. Be fore the firemen arrived the whole building was in flames, and in a very short time was entirely destroyed. Tho flames spread to the works of the Granite Roofing Company, manufacturers of tir paper for roofing and covering steam pipes, and in a few moments it wasdostrojed. The malleable iron works cover a largo space, lronting 400 feet on Smallman street and 200 on Thirty-third street. It was a one story structure, and covered with sheet Iron coating. Tho fire is supposed to havo started in tbe corner on Thirty-third street where fire is kept in the furnace over night. There was a watchman at tbo place, but he did not discover the Haines until it was too late to stop their spread. The loss on this building is put at 240,000, on which there was some insur ance. Many valuablo patterns and consider able machinery wero destroyed. George Roll inger, the chief owner of the place, is a brother-in-law of Assistant Superintendent Coates, of the Fire Bureau, and resides at Crafton. Tho silent partner is Mr. Moore, a relative of George Westinehouse. The Granite Roofing Company consists of Messrs. GCorgo bhepuard. Lang. Bontrigzor and John Mos'er. Tbeir building was ouo story high and fronted 40 feet on Small man street, running back 2U0 feet. The loss is about 15.000, and as none of tbe firm wcro present It is not known wbat insurance was carried. " Both buildings burned like tinder and the firemen could do nothing. Tbey are entirely destroyed. IN THE HANDS OF A MOB. A Now Yorker's Narrow Escape From Lynching fur Beating a Roy, New Yokk. April 12. This city canio near being tho scene of a lynching this afternoon, UClUg ,ftn1 lt wa3 only the timely arrival of anofllcer utatgayea iung joscpa umt irom poiAejgji the union cjud i w imi meeting, strung up to a lamp post at Tenth avonue and Forty-ninth street. Tho clothes line had al ready been provided, and the mob was bust ling Davis along to his doom wben he was rescued. The excitementwasall caused by Davis' cruel treatment of a 10-year-old boy, Hugh Mooney. Tho boy's refusal to buy beer for the young man cansed tbe brutal assault of the latter. He knocked tbe boy down and kicked him un til he was almost Insensible, andlt was this that enraged the crowd that set upon blm. The boy was seriously injured and Davis was locked up. SALE OF A WIFE. The Husband Disposes oi Her For S250, ''Bat Ihe Purchaser Repents, f FZCIAL, TSUSIhO! TO TUS DIlrATCH.t Wn.KKsrnaiiMLPA.'AWlt 12. W. H. Miller I about three years ago waif married to Miss Annie jjuu. tne daugnter oi a won tiwu citi zen. After the marrlaxe the couple moved to Lackawanria county, where Mr. Miller secured a well-paying position. He grew tired of mar ried life, however, and tdd his friends that he longed for single blessedness again. He had no charge to make against his wifeV but he wanted to travel and see something of tbe country. Finally he told his wife of tho state of-fli? mind and suggested to her that they separate, fllrs. Miller would not consent. Tho husband thOP went to John Roberts, who was azlvaloims wben he was courting this wife. Miller asked rival of his filler asked filer. "Of "WelLir West.an Robert if ho still liked Mr. Mill course I like her." replied Roberts. tell von." said Miller: "1 want to eo IX yon pay me SJou you can nave ner. . . . .. KODerrs paiu Sou down to close tne oargain rl than tnnlr nn hia rMnia In tbn Afillftr and tben tnoK no his residence in the Miller household. Tnis was about a month ago. Fri day lat Roberts received a letter from Miller in Buffalo, requesting him to send on $50 as ths balance of tbe purchase money and hn would send blm a receipt in tnll for his wife. Roberts refused to do this. He got mad and left tbe honse. Mrs. Miller was now deserted by both men. She appealed to Alderman Donohue for assistance, when the whole facts of the case came ont, Mrs. Miller says she never con sented to tbe sale. Tbe Justice issued a war rant for Miller's arrest on tbe charge of de sertion. HUNG TO A TBEE. Atynching Party Makes Short Work, of ay Negro Murdereri". tSrlCIAl. TICLEPBA TO TBa"DiarATOH.t Roauoke, Va.. April 12. Alexander Foote, a negro who mnrdered 3. J. Meadows, at Blu o field, Va., last Tuesday morning, was taken from jail at Princeton, Mercer county, Va. last night and swung to a tree back ot the village schoolhouse, where he was still hanging this afternoon. There was a heavy snowfall at Bluefield Monday nieht, and about 2 o'clock Tuesday morning two negroes en tered tbe box or Watchman Meadows, near Bluefield. and aked to bo, allowed to warm themselves. When they wero warm the watchman asked tho negroes to leave, when Foote drew a revolver and fired, tbe ball strik ing Meadows over tbe left eye and penetrating the brain. Tbe negroes fled, but Foote was captured, ho was taken to Bluefield, (riven a preliminary bearing and sent to jail at Prince ton, accompanied by a strong guard. Parties of men lrom Bluefield followed be fore and behind and were scattered in tbe woods along the roadside, waiting for an oppor tunity to shoot Foote, but tbe guard kept him so closely surrounded that no chance was given. Thursday Foote set fire to ths jail, and when tbe other prisoners raised tbe alarm they were taken out. Water was car ried to Foote. and be was told to put ont the fire or take tho consequences. He decided to put outthellre. About 40 men left Bluefield yesterday evening for Princeton and demanded the keys from the Sheriff, who surrendered them, and in obedienco to tbo mob led tbe way to Foote's cell, when ho was taken out and hanged. PE0F. BBIGGS' CASE. Ha Friends Will Rally to His Support at Tresbytery Meeting To-Day. rsrrciAi. tklboeam to the DisrATcrti New Yoits, April 12. Prof. Briggsbas the grip, and unless he is cured so suddenly as to revive his belief in miracles, ho will not be able to confront his accusers at the meeting of the New York Presbytery in tbe Scotch Church to morrow. One of his friends said to-day that on that account he thought tho"araignment of f irroi. nnggaior uiievu uuiuaj uuui. w post poned. The friends of Prof, Brfggs will rally to his defense if hostilities are too openly begun, and rather tban havo a prolonged argument, the Presbytery may postpone con sideration of tbe matter until its May session. On tho otber hand, if the appointment of tbe committee urged is on tbe ground that Briggs' position is possibly misunderstood and tbat an opportunity should be given him to set him self aright, bis friends can't very well op pose it. One of these friends said to-day that Dr. Briggs' opinions, whether orthodox or not, did not conflict with the confession, except, per haps, at one point. They are extra-confession, he argued, except where Prof. Briggs taught prolonged instead of instantaneous regenera tion after death. Prof. Bricgs' views In regard to the Inspiration of the Scriptures, this friend seemed to think, did not conflict with the con fession, for the reason tbat the limit of inspira tion could not be found. ALABMLNG MOETALITY. The I-argcst Weekly Death Rate in the His tory of Brooklyn. ISPZCIAL TELEOHAM TO THI DI3PATCH.1 Bbookltn, April 12. The death rato in Brooklyn last week reached alarming propor tions. For tho week ending Saturday the number of deaths recorded in the Health Oflice was GOO, the largest, as it is supposed, in tbe history of tbe city. In tbe week previous tbe number was only 492. In tho most sickly week last year, tbat ending on January 11, during which tbe grip's effect was felt most, the deaths were six less than tbo last week. Of the last week's deaths 16 only are attributed directly to the grip. Brooklyn seemed to be a city of funerals to day. Processions could be seen in all direc tions moving toward the cemeteries. There woro probably 200. Undertakers were bnsy in New York to-day, also, and particularly in tho Kast Sldo and downtown dis tricts. For the three days ending at noon Saturday tbe number of aeatb.3 was 551 and tbe intermonts for many of these cases were appointed for to-day. No statistics were compiled at the Bureau of Vital Statistics to-day, but the clerk said that the returns in dicated a decreased death rate and no cases of grip bad been reported. CHARGED WITH ABS0N. Arrest of a3Iinlster for Setting Flro to His Drygoods Store. fSrZClAt TELEGBAM TO THE PISPATCH.l 'Gi.oucESTEit, Mass., April 12. Tho Rev. ,Georgo A. . Andrews was arrested last sight charged with tho crime of arson. On .Friday niiht"hjs drygoods storo in Essex, over which Asa- Perkins and wife lived, was set on fire, and for a time it looked as though the ship-huildine Interests of Glouces ter's annex must sutler. ' There was a decided sensation when it was learned that the fire was of incendiary origin, and that the minister was arrested and charged with tho crime. Ho was arraigned yesterday. 'but could not furnish $3,000 balland so it happened that, in stead of preaching in Everett, as ho intended, he passed the day in tbe Salem jail. Just as he was leaving here to go to jail he said: "I wish tbe good Lord would take me now." HELD UNDEB HEAVY BAIL. A Louisville Banker and Broker Charged With Several Crimes. .LouisviLMi April 12. Charles L. Francke, of Thcodoro Schwartz & Co.. brokers and bankers, was arrested to-day on the same charges as his partners last night, embezzle ment, obtaining money under false pretenses and conspiracy to detrand. He gave bail in 530,000. T. M. Kesser and F. J. Pfefingst, first and second vice presidents of tho National Tobacco Works, are his bonds men. F0UE ITALIANS DE0WNED. Swept Over the Rapids In a Massachusetts River. OkANQE, Mass., April 12. About noop to day four Italians wero boat riding on Miller's river. When tbey came too near the rapids, near the sewiog macbine company's works, they were swopt over tha dam and drowned. No bodies have been found. Austin Cotbill Blackballed. (FFZCIAI. TELIOBAM TO THB DISPATCH. 3 HkwYokK, April 12, Tho World says this mornlnr that Austin Corbin was blackballed A EF Will Be Made by the C nates to Resume tions To-Da try. BOTH PARTIES CO j Indications That Tronblc peeled During Thi supra PyB?j 'J A MASS MEETIfiG A' r TtmfA The Stsj of tne Tent) Upon Dot 'yfii '' ?,? "N y j. (lIMi. - ". ""111, lEAI. WILET '.,jSS:1 j v, , eat Je ', w. I 3 - . .. . i 'at J"". Ch q.ea3awt; lyvh. at- ii ,Bl will atfc, c h Tke 7?llaZf!ha:,aerJJ . Theo, w?i r tbat e - ". CS7 lytimn r-( llu'i men ha, o -ed ta go ti "labor me VV at tier 2Tfc. tf:r . n V. rtxv IBrl i JI-- " I 4il ipanymen Xtfiuweer; taTe0c, " - n?.wi.V Vtfo. e ireak-kneed re being bofstereat,," '9 eD taoney.and they claim that every-tr . " iooks favorable. It is only a question &Uut2?& money now. Illustrating -this feature of ths strike an incident at Fairchanco may be cited. The money ran short there a few days ago and the operators had all the workmen they wanted. Tho next day a labor leader appeared with a-bag of money and there was not a corporal's guard of men who would work. Rumors or Kresh Trouble Current, If rumors hare any foundation this; will be a lively week In the coke region. Tho meetings scheduled promise some music. For several days trouble baa been expected at Bessemer and a mass- meeting of strikers has been announced for to-morrow at 10 o'clock. This is expected to bring oat some interesting developments. It is reported that a raid will be made, but reason would dictate that there was no foundation for the report. There has been no attempt to mn the works', and there is no reason for raiding cold ovens. Then it is too early in tho morning, raids mostly occur ring at night. One pf the leaders of the" strike said to-night in regard to this meeting: "We expect no trouble, bu t it wonl d req ulre very little to pre cipitate a riot at any time in this region. How ever, if we thought there was a probability ot a raid, we would not hold tbe meeting. Tha meetings this week are of a peaceable charac ter, and merely to inform tho mass ot ths strikers bow things are going." Numerous meetings were held to-day and ad dresses were made by ths leaders of tbe men. No trouble was bad anywbere and tha strikers seem to have cooled down somewhat. A Meeting Announced at Morewood. If there is to be trouble at all it will bo at places where they are working, or at Morewood where tbe killing was done, as tbe men still have a sore side for the works there. A meet ing will bs held there at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. General Wilev Is again "at the front." having returned from Pittsburg by special train this evening, it is difficult to determine how long the Tenth Regiment will remainhere. It is tho general opinion that the soldiers will be hero all week. There has been considerable sickness among the boys tbe past tow days and tL bospitat corps rigged up a first-rate hospital above the company's store at Morewood. It has been filled ever since. Captain Palmer got out 3 ester day again but there were a number of new men silk. Quite a line of men appeared this morning for tbo physician to give "a dose of something." Tbe soldiers spent tbs day In get ting exercise, running foot races, etc. Ths dress parado was declared off by Colonel Streeter to allow the men to attend services. All Had to Go to Church. Tbey were all present, as soldiers must not shirk duty. Chaplain Joseph L. Hunter, of the Tenth Regiment, preached five sermons to-day. Tbey were at "A" and B" abaft and the hospital at Morewood, Standard, and at tbo Opera House. At "A" shaft, he waspreacbioz on'Tho Sabbatb,"but incidentally he remarked that the man who is at tbe trigger end of the gun is to obey orders and let the people In front of it take care of themselves if the orders are to shoot. At the Opera House Mr. Hunter spoke on the subject: "God's Favor Necessary to Suc cess." Hs argued that happiness is the end of success, and money is only a means to gain that end. In this fight men are seeking money as an end and not as a means of success and happiness The men in the National Guard, says Mr. Hnnter, are losing more by tbeir in inability to attend to their own business at homo than would the onerators if tbey were to grant tbe demands of labor, or tbe strikers wero they to return to work at the new scale. PAItKEE. MEETING OF PB0TEST Against the Morewood Killing and the Par posed Pittsburg nanglng. ; SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. New York, April 12. At tbe meeting of tha Central Labor Federation to-day it was decided to issue the following call for a mass meeting in Cooper Union Tuesday night: Fzxxow-TorxEBS These are critical times. All public means of protection have been turned into agencies of oppression. Constitu tion, law, humanity are trampled under foot in tbe very halls ot justice. Crimes against the life and liberty of workingmen aro repeatedly cnmmitted,not only by rnfjansin the pay ot plutocrats, but by the Judges that the people have elected. Labor is on tbe verge of com. pleto enslavement. Shall our criminal plu tocracy be stopped short In its mad career or shall it be permitted to tear down the Republic? This is tbe question you must answer here and now. Let your voice be heard. Let the millions unite against tbe millionaires. Let them proclaim their unconquerablo determination to live or die free men. "Come all to ths grand mass meeting, wbich will be held on Tuesday evening at Cooper Union under tbe auspices ot the Central Labor Federation, not only for tbs purpose of enter ing tho emphatic protest of New York's tollers against the massacre of their brothers at More wood, against ths intended legal murder ot three strikers at Pittsburg and against all otber stupendous outrages lately committed or now contemplated in this or other States, but for the far more important purpose of so unit ing and organizing tbo workers tbat they will at least be able to assert and enforce, their rights as men and as wealth producers." Luclan banlal will preside at this meeting andan ebdeavor will bo made to induce John Snlnton to speak. PBAISE FOB M'CLZLLANa Tho Adjutant General Ulchly Complimented by General Wiley. from a stait connzsroxnxirr.t Mr. Pieasast, April li Upon bis return to-night. General Wiley had the following to say complimentary to Adjutant General Mc Clelland: "General McClelland has gone to Ilarrisburg. I don't know whether or nor ho' will return. I never had the pleasure of know---, ing the General very well until we cams to gether on this duty. I knew him daring tbo Rebellion as a distinguished officer of Cooper's celebrated battery. He has all the qualities of a good soldier. In the discbarge of his duties on this occasion he bas exhibited military skill" and executed abllltv of the highest order. Hs ' is nerfectlv familiar with all the customs of thai service and I am confident that in every evenu ho will luily meet an tne requirements oinis." nosition.' During General Wiley's absence everything. was qulec at brigade headquarters. To-days Captain ueorge A. xiamuun auo. Jiajor Austin V. Curtin Were entertained as dinner by Banker! iuignman. m - ', 'O li r "4ft n A 1ST o. V,?3 '- 1 vv; t ov. CA - l-On on- -'. - . - -. b, 'Qt 4 ) i Sd&,jk4ft& xjk-.