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MladelpMa's Treasurer Uotc
. a Prisoner at His Home ,
in Germantown.
A Cordon of Police Surround the:
House and Detectives and Phy
, . sicians Watch Him.
The "Wifettf President Harsh Beturss, tut'
tlie-Whereabouts of the Banker
Still a-Secret
Authorities at Harrisburg Are TaUnj Action
LooMc? Tvwarn the EecoTery of Soma
of the Wrectaiffc
PininELi'HlA, May d3. City Treas
urer John Bardsley was arrested at his home
ia Gerniantown at 10:13 o'clock to-night.
Tiip warrant on which the arrest was made
wa- sworn out by the three experts who
have been for two days examining the books
of the City Treasurer's office. The affidavit;
on which the warrant was based says that
the experts hare already found a misappro
jiriit'on of upward of ?39,000; also that
Bardsley had collected large sums of State
money which he lias not accounted for.
B'-rdley is reported very ill at his house
and two detecthes are with him in his
room. A number of physicians haebcen
summoned from the city to attend him.
Hi house is surrounded by a cordon of
police officers.
Marsh's Wife Returns Homo.
There was considerable excitement at
Uidley Park to-day when it became known
that the wife of Gideon TV. Marsh, the fugi
tive President of the defunct Keystone
Bank, had reamed home. Mrs. Marsh got
off the 3 o'clo-1 train from this city and
hurriedly entered a carriage and was driven
to the Marsh residence The news that
Mrs. Martk had returned spread rapidly
and with it the rumor that the fugitiy 8
President had come back for the purpose of
pivmg himself up. President Marsh left
Uidley P.irk on an evening train for this
city a week ago last night, and since that
time nothing his been heard of his wbere
nLonts.hy Jiij neighbors.
Last Monday morning Mrs. Marsh took an
early train for this ciry, and upto thisafter
noon it was generally believed by the Rid
ley Park citizens that she had joined her
husband in his flight from justice.
Interviews at the ltesldence.
The Marsh residence last night was closed
to all except one or two of the mot intimate
friends of the family. Shortly after 9
o'clock this evening a reporter rang the bell
several rimes, but obtained no response,
fceveral sharp raps upon the door, however,
produced, a better result, and after a mo
ment's wait the door opened and an elderly
lady peered out in the darkness.
"Is Mr. Marsh at home?" was asked.
"He is not," was the reply.
"Is Mrs. Man&at home?" was the nett
"Yes, she is at homo"' admitted the lady,
in a hesitating manner. "Bat you can't see
her. She is not at all well -and will not be
interviewed, and the has said that she has
nothing to say."
The lady was asked if shi was Mr. Marsh's
mother-in-law, but she said she was not,
and that she was simply a friend of -the
"Do you know where Mr. Marsh is?" was
"No. I do not," she Teplicd; "but from
one or two things tliat I have heard I do not
believe he is far away. I think he will give
himself up when he gets ready."
On His Way to Sonth America.
She refnsed to state what led her to be
lieve this, and after repeating that Mrs.
Mart,h could not be seen she retired into
the house.
One of the servants of Mr. Marsh's house
hold, when asked if she knew where her
nmter was, replied that she did not, but
she thought he was a good many miles away
l this tune. After giving vent to this ex
pression of her opinion she suddenly be
came very reticent, and refused to answer
further questions.
Among the residents of Ridley Park it
is very generally believed that by jthis time
3Iarsh is on his way to South America,
having taken a steamer from New York last
Wednesday morning A rumor is current
Lite to-night that Mari-h has been caught at
Newport News, Va. It docs not come from
official tosirces, and can only be accepted as
one of the numerous rumors that have been
floating about lately.
After the State's Money.
A dispatch from Harrisburg says: Au di
tor General McCamant and State Treasurer
Bojer to-day sent a joint telegram to City
Treasurer Bardsley, of Philadelphia, in
structing him to deposit to the credit of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the
Farmers and Mechanics' National Bank, of
Philadelphia, the fiscal agnit of the State,
all Mate funds now in his hands, or that
may t'uui into hU possession as Treasurer
of Philadelphia. A letter to this cttect was
alto signed h) these officials and mailed to
Mr. Bardley's address.
The Auditor General and Slate Treasurer
have taken this course to protect the Com
monwealth in the probable payment of
license moneys foUowing the action of the
License Court yesterday. They have also
reques4ed J. Quincy Hnnsicker to act as
agent of the Commonwealth in seeing that
his request is complied with. There is not
authority for this proceeding, but the Au
ditor Gem ral and State Treasurer have felt
it tc be tfeir duty to ukc tit? precaution in
the interest of the State.
Matement of the Account.
Auditor General McCamant to-day sub
mitted to Attorney General Hensel tho
Statements of the accounts of the city of
Philadelphia and. John-Barfoley-with-theJ
State. More thin tiro weeks ago the Au
ditor General bad a consultation with
the Attorney General, in which it
was a?reta that the accounts
should- be placed in the Attorney
General's hands on June 1, if payment was
not made by that time. The resignation of
Mr. Bardsley is the reason for submitting
the accounts at once. Accompanying the
statement of accounts is the following letter
from Auditor General McCamant to Attor
ney General Hensel:
Dear 6m Befemng to our conversation
last evening, and to the letter of Governor
Paulson to mo of the date of yesterday, I
herewith transmit to you for collection the
account of John Bardsley, Treasurer of the
City of Philadelphia, for licenses and for tax
on loans for the year 1890; also the account of
Philadelphia county with the Commonwealth,
for State tax 'on personal property for the
year 1890. It has been my intention, as I ad
vised von more than two weeks since, to
place these accounts In your hands on the j
ist aay of dune, u jut. uarosioy tuu not
pay by that time. Ho had assured hoth
me state '.treasurer ana me inat ne woum
close his accounts with tho Commonwealth
on that data. Owing to his resignation I
now place the accounts in your hands, not
waiting until the 1st day of June. Mr.
Bardsley will have an account with the
Commonwealth for the fraction of the year,
1891, which he will serve as City Treasurer.
Payments Will Exceed Becelpts.
He has promised to furnish me a state
ment covering Ins operations as City Treas
urer in thi matter of the receipt of funds be
longing to the Commonwealth within three
days after his resignation takes effect. Ho
also says tnit his payments for advertising
and otirsr matters will largely exceed his re
ceipts for the period, and of this I have no
leas&n to doubt from an investigation made
by me. If this Is the case he will be entitled
to credit on the account I certify to you for
such excess of payments, properly chargea
ble to the Commonwealth, as he lias made
oer receipts. As soon as I settle
the account I wlU certify the same
to yon. If .Mr. Bardsley does not
furnish the statement as promised I shall
take immediate steps to estimate an account
from the best data obtainable and make set
tlement thereon. This account would Imve
been placed inrour hands yesterday had
I been in Harrisburg. L considered
It my duty to go to Philadelphia In the morn
lru?forthe nnrnoso of ascertaining defin
itely thi true condition of affairs in connec
tion with Mr. Bardsley's account at the pres
ent time, and reporting the Same to you and
the Governor, which I did last evening.
The statement in detail follows and from
it the Auditor General figures that Bards
ley owes the State the sums given below:
Balance duo on licenses..: $367,604 18
Balance due on State taxes w. 472,013 11
Balance due on loans 80,030'K)
Total deficit .$023,613 09
President Kennedy and His Cashier Held In
Heavy Ball for Embezzlement.
Philadelphia, May 23. Tha hearing
of Francis "W. Kennedy, President, and
Henry H. Kennedy, Cashier of the Spring
Garden National Bank, was concludedbe
fcre Magistrate "Wilhare to-day. The "de
fendants .were arraigned on a charge of em
bezzlement, in taking funds on deposit when
they knew tho hank to be in an insolvent
Only two witnessess, Bank Examiner
Drew and John C. Boyer, manager of the'
Clearing House, were examined, and the
magistrate held the two bankers in flOjOOO'
bail each for their appearance at Criminal
A Marshal Sent to Newport News to Prevent
His Sailing for Brazil.
XOKFOliK, May 23. United States Com-
.missioner B. G. Beckford, of Newport
2fews,. to-day telegraphed jto ttjeity.QCa.
"United States Marshal to comeio that place"
to arrest President Marsh, of the Keystone
Bcnk of Philadelphia. Marsh is said to be
there attempting to get passage out of the
United States on the Brazilian mail steam
ship. To expedite matters a search warrant was
drawn up by United States Commissioner
H. 8. Akirss in this cityand a deputy went
to Newport News with "the papers this after
noon. The latest to-night is that he has
not been arrested.
Two of Them Die From Lack of Medical
Attendance The Parent Put Their
Cases In the Lord's Hands and Befuse
to Call Physicians.
Colttmbus, May 23. The attention of
the State Board of Healthhas been called
to a remarkable state of affairs at Swanton,
Fulton county. Several children in a family
of that t6wn have fallen victims to
diphtheria and the parents refuse
to employ a physician, having placed
the case -directly in the hands of the Lord,
and depending upon miraculous relief from
on high. The foolish course of the parenti
has already resulted in the death of one
child, and another is nearing the grave.
Mr. Probst, of the State Board of Health,
was notified some days ago and has been
communicating with a leading physician
of that place in an attempt t have
the family employ a physician. He
also instructed the physician to
have the township trustees take proper
precautions, in order to prevent a spread of
the disease, as the fanatical parents do not
regard it as contagious. To-day Secretary
Probst received the following letter from
the physician, with whom he has been in
I wish to report another death from
diphtheria in tho same family. These people
uu uut I'ujuiuv u puyMuiun. Aiiey simply
rely upon tho Lord to cure or remove, as He
deems Debt, and no precautions are taken
to prevent a spread. They do not re
gard the disease as contagious or
infections. It teems to me that there should
be some law compelling parents to employ
proper medical relief In such cases, as the
disease is increasing, one new case in a fam
ilv of five children being veported to-day,
which is treated on the expectant plan.
The case is a mot remarkable one in an
other respect: it develops the fact that there
is no law In existence by w hich parents can
be compelled to employ proper medical at
tendants for children in cases of this kind.
Each Party Mistakes the Other for Horse
Thieves With Fatal Hesnltj.
Donning, Neb., May 23. While a party
of vigilantes, who, had just captured a cattle
thief named McAlvoy near here, were
bringing the prisoner to town last .night
tl.ey met auother pose of 'vigilantes. The
night was Very dark, and each party mis
took the other lor thieves.
Fire was opened on both sides, and before
the mUtakc was discovered Judge Aikens,
Treasurer of the county, and McAlvoy, the
cattle thief, who was in his care, were killed.
No arrests have been made.
He Is Now Charged With Opening aPngl-H
lUf s Private Letters.
New Orleans,' May 23. There is no
cessation in the.hositility toward Dominick
O'Mallcy, the private detective, and he is
being brought into the courts on every pre
text. His latcit assailant is the United
States Government, and the charge against
him is the opening of a letter not addressed
to him.
O'Malley was arrested this morning by
Deputy Marshal Donnelly, and taken be
fore United States Commissioner "Wright.
He was released on 51,000 bonds, signed by
A. D JEtenriquM, a of the lawyers for the
defense in theHehnessy case. -The affidavit
against 0Malley was made by Carroll, tho
light-weight pugilist He charges -that
0 Malley opened a letter oa February 9, ad
dressed to him, in order to pry into his
private business. The prisoner seemed
much perturbed when arraigned before the
Commissioner to-day, and lacked his usual
indifferent air. The penalty for the offense
Is (COO fine, or one .year's imprisonment at
hard labor, or both.
FAB FROM 8300,000.
He Was a Perfect Type of the Western
Outlaw A Desperate Struggle for
Liberty in a Court Boom Dynamite
. Found In His Pocket.
Kingston, N. Y., May 23. "W. AHavis,
a millstone manufacturer of the township of
Bochester, this county, .has been placed in,
jail here to await the action of the grand
jury. He is charged with having forged
the names of many of the principal business
men in the neighborhood of his home to
notes aggregating upwards of 5300,000. It is
believed that hisforgeries will reach a far
greater sum. Several banks of this city,
Ellenville and Middletown arc victims.
Davis belongs to a highly respectable
family, and his father is in well-to-do
The prisoner belongs to one of the wont
gangs that ever infested the mountains, and
which for 20 years has been a terror to the
inhabitants o"f the Iiondout vallev. He is a
man of fine and powerful physique, being
six feet four inches in height and weighing
250 pounds. He has served, several terms
in the county jail. Whenever he was
wanted for a crime it had been almost im
possible to arrest him, as he always resisted
with aU the impetuosity of the "Western
desperado, of which he is a typical repre
sentative. In the present instance-hia house on the
Shawangirik Mountains was surrounded and
three well-armed constables stole, upon him
without warning. "When before the Justice
at Ellenville he was held to await the ac
tion of the the grand jury, and made a des
perate fight for liberty. The spectators
in the courtroom scattered in all directions.
He was seized by half a dozen -men and
heavily shackcled. "When searched before
being locked in a cell, a dynamite cartridge
was found secreted on his person. It is
thought that in the crowded courtroom a
friend placed itMn his possession.
Tho Custodian of a Cattlo Thief and His
Prisoner Shot Dead Through Mistake.
Dunning, Neb., May 23. Judge C. "W. ,
Aikens, Treasurer of Blaine county, and one
of the most respectable men in Nebraska,
while acting as custodian of the stock thief
whom he had assisted in capturing, was shot
through the body "at a late hour lasti
night by. citizens, who in, the darkness mis
took him for a desperado, and fell from his
horse to the ground a corpse. The thief
also rolled in the dust with a bullet through
his heart, and the man who had fired the
fatal shots journeyed on unconscious of the
Alexander McLeary had been arrested
for cattle stealing and was strapped to a
horse, which . was tied to Judge
Aikens' animal. The two men had
gone about a mile when three men
were heard riding toward them. The
eight was dark and it was impossible
to distinguish a person across the road:
Judge Aikens commandedheihree men to
half TnsteaaT'of "Baiting however,lhey :
opened fire at"short range. The Judge was
shot-through the body and fell from his
horse, dying instantly. Almost at the same
instant McLearv was pierced through the
heart by a bullet. A young man named
Rittenhouse and two friends, who did the
shooting, are nearly crazed by the mistake.
An Iowa Boy Nearly Killed for a Trifling.
Alleged Offense.
Winteeset, IA., May 23. Eight masked
men -called George Ackleson, a 16-year-old
"boy who worked for a prominent farmer
eight milc3 south of here, to. the door
"Wednesday night, thrust a revolver in his
face, bound and gagged him, dragged him
to a tree and strung him up.
He was let down and told unless he con
fessed to having cut to pieces a saddle belong
ing to a cripple ne would be hanged. Ackle
son refused to confess, and was drawn up twice
more and nearly choked to death. He was
then taken to the house, thrust through
the door and left lying on the floor in a half
conscious condition. Ackleson recognized
two of the mob of young men, most of whom
are sons of well-to-do farmers, and the- two
have been arrested for the deed.
The Northwestern Ohio and Walhondlng
Valley Roads Consolidated.
Columbus, May 23. A railway consoli
dation ot considerable magnitude took
place at the office of the Secretary.
of State to-day. -A certificate, was
filed stating that the " Northwestern
Ohio Bailway Company, operating a line
between Toledo and .Mansfield, and th'e
"Walhond ing Valley Bailroad Companyhav
ing authority to operate a railroad between
Mansfield and Bellaire, have merged and
consolidated their inteaests.
The name of the new corporation is to be
the Toledo, "Walhonding Valley and Ohio
Bailway Company. The consolidated com
pany has a capital stock of 1,000,000,
divided into 40,000 shares of 5100 each.
Tho Famous Scandinavian Botanist . Hon
ored by His Countrymen.
Chicago, May 23. A statue of Linna-us,
the botanist, a counterpart of the one at
Stockholm, was unveiled in Lincoln Park
to-day. It is of bronze, 16 feet in height,
and stands upon a granite pedestal. The
statue was presented to the city by Swedish
residents-of Chicago, and was accompanied
by the usual ceremonies of acceptance, the
music of many brass bands and singing of
Swedish songs.
It was a general holiday for the 70,000
Swedish-Americans in this city. The ex
ercises were attended by representatives of
that nationality from St. tLouis, Kansas
City, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha and
other cities.
A 3Ian Prominent In Court and Military
Life Passes Away.
Crrr of Mexico, May 23 General
Leonard Sewell, a prominent citizen of.
Louisiana, died in this citv to-dav.
General Sewell was a prominent character
in the court of King George IV. of Eng
land, and won additional fame by his val
iant service- during the negro insurrection
in his State.
A "Belatli o of the Great Singer, Who Is Also
a Musician, in New York.
New York, May 23. A pretty young
Swedish girl arrived at the Barge Office yes
terday on the. Germanic, and her name was
Jenny Lind.- "When asked if she was a j
reim.vc ut uic.owcuisnnigniingaie sne re
plied that she was her niece and ''could
sing a little." She-is 20 vearsxild. and is
goingo-Kane, pa i
Comie5tionof,the former With .the
Creeds-of the Church discussed
Leading Ministers Working; Hard'n Jati
x .
Deteoit, May 23. The Presbyterian As
sembly didi business only half a f p Sat
urday and passed the afternoon la f an ex-"
cursion to Ann Arbor, "to take part in the
dedication of McMillan Hall. The first
business of sprightly, interest ia the morning.
was the sernent on thfi crnsJi!'.T)r. Henrr G
McCook discussed the question. The serpent; J
Jieaid, had been objected to on account ot
its ugliness, but ugliness is a matter of!hsteJ
C. All.- J.L!t J!J 1 .... J ll. .. AAn
as ugly when he chose it as the gym1" 1 o:
his Satanic Majesty. The ladies do no. re
knows that from head to tail it ift'fcon-'
structed ou Hogarth's line of beauty. In
the Bible all, references to the serpent 'e-
fard it as representing important, try1 h.
tut the snake, as so many-call it, reprcs? p
both the good and bad.
Represents Christ and Satan. ' i
It represents1 the devil, and it represejSs
Christ, the Son of the Living God. So dobs'
the sun represent both the power of de
struction and the power of healing. To
wipe out the serpent would be to wipe out
the emblem of much fundamental truth"
The report of the standing Committee, on
Ministerial Belief, Jocated in Philadelpfcja,
was read by the Chairman, Dr. Smith, Of
Baltimore, and was followed by a most elo
quent address by Dr. "William 0. Cattelh
Secretary, oCPhiladelphia. George Junkfn
made an earnest speech. The three great
speeches of the .morning made this another
Philadelphia day. - But it was routine dis
cussion all the morning.
Working Hard or Brlgga. ,
The most interesting discussion was in the
lobby. Drs. Schafi, Morris, .Field, Moore,
Haydn and many others are still working
hard to indnce the Assembly to take no ac
tion in the .Briggs case. But even Dr.
Johnson acknowledges that the Assembly
will veto the election of Dr. Briggs by an
overwhelming majority. It has been closely
estimated at two-thirds.
Many who are in favor of no action now
advocate only postponement, and say if
the issue "is joined they will be
forced to vote in favor of the veto. There
is as yet no evidence of heat, and there js no
indication that there will be what can
properly be called a fight in the open As-'
semoiy, rrots. itooerts, Jiivans, moms ana
Smith, of Lane Seminary, which is directly
involved in the Briggs case, are all present
in the Assembly, and threejof thefour prefer
no action in the Briggs case.
The Lines Closely Drawn.
Union Seminary is "well represented also
in the lobby. The lines are probably as
definitely drawn now as possible, and all
must wait fer further developments when
the question comes before the Assembly in
an official form.
The entire afternoon tof Saturday was
rrorH tha Domanf no itrrl-n- fnr thov HpllCfht llL.1
The serpentologist regards the snake irs stated that since the last Synod there have
t, .i- t..i:-.s .:.. . v u ' 1 been twomeetines" of the Preabvtery. A
buc uiua. ucuuuiui kuimr iu luc duixu. ttUH 1
occupied withithcoxqurspn-to Ann Arbor, j rtVeipts ftethe year"wero'$318,97aandex-l The suggestions gf the Bishop of Santiago
,25 mileakftwayv-.General4 Jl- A.- Alg4r-iiBOT,Sl$!Bftepflrt' - -jfej-JS"
furnished t- a. . free,
-which increased his
Especial train.
the Assembly. The speech presenting
McMillan Hall to the Tannan Presljvterian
uuiiuKumr v4i
Association was made by James H. McMilr
Ian, son of the Senator, who gave the building-
Dr. Badcliffc accepted it and was followed
with congratulatory addresses by the Mod
erator of the Assembly, President Angell
and-several members of the General Assem
bly. It was a most delightful excursion and
the great banquet was highly enjoyed.
The Baptists Claim to Have Originated the
Christian Endeavor Idea.
Cincinnati, May 23. The American
Baptist Publication Society, continued its
sixty-seventh anniversary meeting to-day.
Bev. Mr. Steelmen, of Mexico, spoke on the
needs of that field. The population requires
evangelistic-work in Spanish. A portion of
the morning session was given to publica
tions. Bev.A. C. Dixon, of Brooklyn, ad
vocated the--printing of pastors' sermons for'
rdlstnbution among non-cnurcn-goers.
xne programme ot tne aiternoon embraced
the young people's movement and called for
eight speakers. Bev. Donald D. McLauren,
of New York, asserted that for years there
had been many societies of young people in
Baptist churches before the present exist
ence of the Christian Endeavor organiza
tions. The real secret' of the Endeavor
Society, it was claimed, was not in the
pledge, but in the enthusiasm engendered
in conventions. The Ibgio of things forces
the denominations one step farther, as, for
instance, the Epworth League. In two
years 5,300 chapters have come into exist
ence and nearly 500,000 young members.
The Baptist movement originated" in Ne
braska in 1890.
A Resolution Protesting Against Baptist
Interference in India.
Lebanon, Pa., May 23. At this morn
ing's session of.the Synod of the Evangeli
cal Lutheran Church a motion to republish
the Book of "Worship in use before the
Omaha convention, led to a long and ani
mated discussion. On motion of Frank A
Hartranft the resolution was indefinitely
postponed. The. effect of this is that
the common Service question is not to be
taken up at the general convention of the
Synod. "
At the afternoon session the Synod took
steps looking to the reorganization and en
largement of the work of the pastor's fund
bv putting it in the hands of a board of the
General Synod, to be co-ordinate with its
other boards. Besolutions protesting
against Baptist interference, with the
Lutheran missions in Guntuf, India, were
They Tote .to Not Send to the National Tem-
perance Convention.
Bibmingham, Ala., May 23. The Pres
byterian Assembly this morning decided
that during nexj,week the evenings shall be
devoted to home and foreign missions. The
Committee on Correspondence reported that
it was not ready to recommend sending dele-,
gates to the National Temperance Conven
tion; recommending that sympathy be con
veyed to the Reformed Episcopal Church
Convention at Cleveland; expressing, con
currence to the overture from the church int
Ireland and Wales; recommending arbltra-'
tion jn national disputes.
The Assembly voted not to send delegates
to the National Temperance Convention.
At the night session the subject of educa
tion was considered and a number of ad
dresses were made.
They Take an Excursion to Jtnipect a Home,
forjAged Minister,
OWENSBOEO,.KYtMayi28, IheXJeHeral
Assembly, of the Cumberland Jresbyterian
Ohnrch'hich is ia session berewenon an
excursion to EvansrHle Ind., tpy&JOO
-Btrong'tne object of the visit beingljt
spectAhe Thornton Horn for Aged,jyOBp
tersne of the' leading InstitutlonsofHhe
church. -
j)aj(he retura trip a reunion of ibe mem
fc of, the assembly who attendee the. ses -slon,
at this place 25 years ago was held.
There are 16 of these men, and the reunion
was very affecting.
sin Appeal for Ministerial Help From tho
U NoTa Scotia rield Beports oq the Fond
for Disabled Ministers and the Theo
logical Seminary Becelved.
Philadelphia, May 23. Onjy one ses
sion was held to-day by the Reformed Pres
byterian General Synod.- The Introductory
devotional exercises were- conducted by
the Bey. Alexander Savage, of New
Galilee, Pa,, on the topic, "HxV
io Secure Increased Interest In Home
Mission Work.'' The report of the
PittsburgPresbytery was presented by the
vigorous protest was Entered against the
opening of the Columbian Exposition on
Sunday. The report was referred to'the
Commitjee on Presbyterial Beports.
The report of the Treasurer of the dis
abled ministers' fund, A. X Whiteside,, of
Pittsburg, was then redd, accepted and re
ferred to the Auditing Committee. The
receipts' during the year amounted to.
$486 90, all of which has been expended.
The Bey. John Graham staged thaf during
the year various sums of money had been
sent directly by different churche's to the
beneficiaries. Of this no account is taken
in the report. It was suggested "that here
after all moneys pass directly through the
hands of the treasurer, in order that proper
credit inay be given the donors.
On motion of the Eev. John Graham, the
names of the Bevs. S. B. Stormont and 8.
D. Yafes were referred to the Finance Com
mittee as coming under the disabled minis
ters' fund for the ensuing" year. The clerk
read a report from a meeting df elders in
the Eastern Presbytery, calling upon the
Synod for aid in the way of a stated minis
try, apd reporting the condition of the
field in Nova Scotia and New Bruns
wick. It was stated by the Bev. G. "W.
Brownell that unless speedy action be
taken by Synod toward sending a minister'
there, the field would be lost to -the Be
formed Presbyterians, as the other denom
inations, especially thetUnited Presbyter
ians, are rapidly pushing-to the front.
Tl Bev. Dr. Steele said that the young
men who entered the ministry from Nova
Scotia, as a rule, did not returmto that field
after they had completed their studies,,
which very mnch operated against it. The v
Moderator caused a smile by quietly
suggesting that it was probably
because they became Americanized. Elder'
Alexander Kerr intimated that the irouble
was probably because the Nova Scotians ex
pect ihe men who eo there to live
on air, the sea , air, and look to.
the domestic, board to meet ihe expense.
The Bev.1- John Graham thought the
four Presbyteries should take turns about
in'supplylng" the field for the present. The
matter was finally referred to the Board of
Home Missions. The reading of the state
ment of the Treasurer of he Theological.
seminary, ji-lexanaer Jierr, ioiioweq. xne
I TV.rre.Ahi OinnatMUnv committee.
Little Carrie Hartle Fell In While Trying to-
Wash Her Doll's Face.
NewYobk, May 23. With her little
clasped arms around a doll Carrie Hartle.
lies dead in a coffin in her father's home at
469 Broadway, Brooklyn. She was 3 yearaJ
old. The doll is made of rags and its head,
of-coarse china, is chipped and disfigured
by rough 'usage, but it will -be buried with
her. Carrie's mother died a year ago, leav
ing her three children to the care of their
half sister. Her baby,. as she called the
doll, was the object of her most tender
Yesterday at supper time the child could
not be found. After a sleepless night, Mr.
Hart resumed his search, to-day, and finally,
thinking she might have gone to the cellar
and fallen asleep, he went there. A few feet'
from the foot of the cellar stairs stands an
old barrel. It has stood there for years.
Something prompted him to look in it, and
he saw a tiny pair of shoes. His child was
drowned. The doll was tightly held in her
left hand. She had mounted the boxto
reach the water to complete the operation
of washing her baby's face.
Captain Wiahart Furnishes Some Business
for a Wylle Avenue Alderman.
Captain "Wishart had a few cases yester
day morning before Alderman Bohe, of,
Wylie avenue, above Kirkpatrick street,
charging certain small dealers with selling
on Sunday. He has only recently changed
his base to the "Wylie avenue Alderman's
His first case was Thomas Flaharty,charged
with selling a small piece of bacon toasmall
boy. As the bpy did not appear, the case'
was continued. Mrs. Stitzler, an aged Ger
man woman, was charged with selling- a
police paper, but as her lawyer was not
nresent her case was ' continued. Georsre
French pleaded gnilty of selling cigars on.
Sunday and paid SSI-
Four of Them Badly Mixed Up In. the Davis.
Shoe Failure.
Boston, May 23. A gentleman intimate
with the affairs of the Salem banks states
that he knows that the four banks of that
city interested in the Davis failure held
$140,000 of paper of the Davis Shoe Com
pany, and Davis indorsed notes, and that
one bank alone has $90,000. -
The latter has, however, a $300,000 surv
Elus. He states, also, that Lynn banks
ave $120,000. Two of the Salem banks
have made a business of dealing in Davis'
paper, and they hold notes on the Hill
Company, of Memphis, with Davis' indorse
A Second Hand Dealer Turns Over Some
of Mr. Brnnot's Valuables. '
Superintendent Muth, of Allegheny, re
covered another lot . of plunder yesterday
stolen by Back from Mr. Brunot's house. It
was turned over by a second-hand dealer
who has stores on Bobinson street and
Beaver avenue.
in the lot were numerous pieces of china,
a tea set and table cutlery, a large black
marble clock, threeTolls of carpet and some
brass and silverware. The police also
learned of the location of a number of oil
paintings, which they will get to-day.
Killed For His Dog Tax. ,
Hustinotox, W. Va., May -21 This morn
ing while "Brown Jack Armstrong," a local
Character, was going to his work, City Ser
geant Biley stopped him and demanded the
payment of his dog tax. Armstrong refnsed
tonavhlm n.nd RJiat nnlled 4i.irevolver.ahd
Shot -Armstrone twice -Thai wounds-will. I
.probably proYe-fotal. ' - 3'
To Capture theFugitiYe Chilean Rebel
Steamer, the-Itata.
iTie'lieports Prom'Parif to That Effect Seem
to Be Confirmed.
San ITbancisco, May 23. The informa
tI6n is at"hand through unquestionably re
liable sources that the Congressional party
of Chile, otherwise' known as the Insur
gents, has entered Into an agreement with
the United States Government to surrender
to the United States the steamer Itata and
her cargo; that the Charleston will not pur
sue the Itata any further.but will proceed to
Callao, and the Itata will be handed over to
the American authorities. It is probable
proceedings will then follow in the Federal
courts of the United States, but it is defi
nitely settled there will be-no guns fired in
the capture of the Itata, and that pursuit
i it. ,-ii ii iin t
uy luc uuariesion is pracucuuy uu.
11 M inwniMUJ wu I CUt (M1DA tlAUl 1aAU1q U lup sjvvn
il steamer Colima, whic P'SUnt t0 n standstul wlthln n feet
j.. ft. Vihatno TannJ To OiffTnan Bhis'. factorvin West
The Pacific Mail
arrived here to-dav
having left Acanulco May IS. North of
that port she sighted a steamer flying the
Chilean flag and answering the description
of the Itata. The latter was steering south by
east. Later in the day the Charleston ap
Tjeared and snoke the Colima. On learning
'what had been seen, the Charleston steamed
away to the Southward. The unarieston
was at that time about ISO miles from
Acapulco, while the Itata when .sighted
was about 65 miles from there.
The Colima reports that the Esmeralda
left Acapulco on the morning of the 13th
instant, and went out to sea but was seen
near tbe harbor in the evening.
Waging Battle on the Water.
A special telegram to The Dispatch
from New York says: The steamship
Finance, which arrived here to-day,
brought news of recent events in Chile.
President Balmaceda has reorganized the
army in seven divisions under the com
mand of General Volazsquez, whose head
quarters will be at Valparaiso. Oscar Viel,
Admiral of the Government fleet, has made
two divisions of the navy. The
first division consists of the flagship Almi
rante Lynch, the Mapocho and the Sarjento
Aldca. These vessels will sail to the north
and attack the rebel forces at the points now
controlled by them. The second division
consists of the flagship Almirante Condell,
the Lota and the Lautrio. Thev will re-
rain in ana aDont tne naroor oi Valparaiso.
The rebels have formed a Congress, with
pGeorge Montt, Admiral of the rebel fleet,
as President The first act passed by tne
new Congress-decreed that all articles nec
essary for consumption in Chile should be
admitted to the country free of duty.
The cities of Valdivia and Tocopiapo were
captured by the rebels at Caldera on April
20, The-Esmeralda and the Acnntagua sud
denly appeared in the harbor and without
warning bombarded the town for more than
three hours, killinsr over 100 citizens. The
next day the rebels landed a force of men.
and took possession of the town.
Balmaceda's Arbitrary Acts.
President Balmaceda has issued & new de-.
Cree exiling more-than 25 of the most promt
inent citizens ot Valparaiso, irom inat city.
both parties. The resignation of Minister
I of "War Gana has caused a good deal of con
sternatiom in the J5aimaceda Government.
It is said to have been due to Balmaceda's
interference. The adherents of Balmaceda's
cause fear that Gana will use his powerful
influence for the revolutionists.
A dispatch: from Paris savs: The dele-
fates of the Congressional party, whose
eadquarters are in this city, referring to
the-report cabled to Europe from Iquique
by way of the United States that the forces
of President Balmaceda had captured Taltal,
gave a totally different version of the affair.
The Chilean delegates declare that the
Government warships ImperialeandAlmir
rante Cdndell entereH the harbor of Taltal
during the absence of the Congressional
fleet from that place, and that these
warships landed troops at Taltal and issued
a proclamation in favor of President
Balmaceda; but, instead of re-establishing
the old regime, according to the Congress
ional delegates, the inhabitants attacked
the Government troops and compelled them
to withdraw.
The Congressional delegates also announce
that Bolivia has officially recognized the
Congressional'forces as 'belligerents. -
If the Decision of the Court is Sustained in
the Coming Appeal.
Kansas City, May 23. Judge Field, of
the Circuit Court of this city, rendered a
very important decision1 this morning, based
on the dram shop act of 1889. The case is t
an injunction proceeding brought by ad-'
joining property owners to close ka-
saloon. The Judge made a permanent
injunction restraining the saloon keeper
from conducting the dram shop business.
The county and city licenses of the saloon
keeper were declared void on several
The decision holds that a saloon, license
may be attacked both collaterally and di
rectly; also that a f saloon running
without a license is a nuisance,
and that an injunction js the
proper proceeding. This is said to be the
first case In the Statewhere an injunction
has been resorted to in order to close a sa
loon. The case has been appealed. If the
decision be sustained by the appellatn courts
every saloon in this city will be affected
and every license is void.
Advocates That Americans May Be Lynched
In That Country.
Crrr of Mexico, May 23. El Tempo, a
leading Conservative newspaper, noted for
its anti-American tendencies,.inspeakingof
the Mafia in New Orleans and of the lynch-.
ing, says:
For the protection of Mexicans In the
United States, steps should be taken by Mex
ican authorities so that until the American
Senate decided that foreigners are under
Federal protection, Americans may be
lynched In Mexico.
The Fiends Who Used a Bailroad Train to
Commit Murder, Hanged.
Sheevepobt, May 23. "William and
John Anderson, colored, who held the girl
.Jane "Ware on the railroad track in Bossier
parish until the train ran over and killed
her, Were pursued by a posse of negroes,
captured and hanged.
They offered no explanation for their
deed. The Andersons were bad characters.
A Private Factory Within the Missouri
State Prison Burned.
Jeffebson Crrr, Mo., May 23. At G
o'clock this evening fire boke
out in the factory of the Sulil-
van SarMln Tree ComnanT inside the
walls, of the State Penitentiary The cause r
SH the fixe is-notinown. gome fattribute-itjaitleal-compiexion oi tne next'juej
to incendiarism. When the fire wa dis
covered the whole inside of thebmlldinc
was a mass of flames, and the city ana
prison nre departments were pow.enew m
their attempts to extinguish the fire.
At 7 o'clock the SuUivan factory was en
tirely destroyed, but the fire was prevented
from spreading. The loss is $170,000. The"
State had no insurance on the building. The
Sullivan Company's insurance was $32,000.
There was considerable excitement among,
the convicts during the fire but no dis
The Line to Qa Over Houses and ..Under
Streets WHl Colt Three Million Dollars
a Mile Raman About a Wonderful
Electric Motor. k
Nzw Yobk, May 23. Mr. William
Steinway, of the Kapid Transit Commission,
was to-day credited with saying:
As a motive power we haveflnallyselected
Bergman's electric locomotive- In this the
power is. applied directly o the axles of
every car, and the force Is capable of
propelling a train of 80 cars at the
rate of io miles an hour. This is a new
-vsrr- 'r .". ",, .. .. '":.i
74i n ami M via M m tn mnitltii fl trtn OnOA1
.., -- Jr...t. r5s"fi( l thi. man in ehBrffp said
t the man
?- lur v iv- : t
n.Z 4&tinch a
neitc. - i
machine and
does nbJ
does abs "JCfo.i- about it
At the
omce oi tubs.
yBroad street the
man in the gene
M W A'. AaAA 114
that the Iocomotivewv. itill "on the quiet,"
meaning apparently that it had not been
perfected. He refused to tell anything at
all about it
Mr. Steinway said to the reporter:
I did say that the commission of which I
am a member had witnessed many experi
ments with different kinds of motors, and
that one of these experiments was with the
Bergman electric motor. I admired the
work Of their -motor, and thought It
wonderful. 'What I will say abont
plans Is this: The commission has
not agreed on any plan yet, bpt the
commissioners think they can agree on ono
plan that has been submitted by their own
engineer. That is for a road on the west
side from the city line to the battery, a dis-
tance of 18 miles.
on as straignt a
line as possible, over the
in some places, under the
in others, ind across private
a good part of tho distance above One-Hun-'
dred and Twenty-fifth street, a four-track
road, with two tracks exclusively for ex
Sress trains that will run at the rate of
miles an hour in other words, a
system that will give people of New
York true rapid transit and that means from
Spuyten Duyvil to the Battery in 25 minutes.
The commission will make the route publio
on Tuesday when they (decide on It The
members of the commission have
decided in their, own minds that the
motive power will not be steam locomotives.
What it will be electricity, or compressed
air, 'or cable, or other they have not de
cided. It is our opinion that the stations up
town, where express trains are to stop,
should not be less than a mile apart The
road that we think of is entirely independent
of the plans proposed by Mr. Jay Gonld.
Mr. Steinway said that the probable cost
of the new Westside road would be $3,00d,
000 a mile below Fifty-ninth street, and
about $1,000,000 a mile above.
Remains of British General Geary
covered on a Farm.
Pexxthgtox, N. J., May 23. In 1778,
when the British forces were encamped at
Pennington, N, J., they were advised that
about 500 muskets were stored in an old
Jiyiding:aiAhslplSce..and decided, tc-at
tempt to confiscate them. ' Accordingly,
they set out captured the arms, and moved
'out triumphantly. "When on the outskirts
they were routed by some bushwackers, and
the squadron's chief officer, General Geary,
was snot through the head.
Tradition had it that the General was
buried ona farm abont three miles from here.
The Hunterdon County Historical Society
learning of the alleged grave, asked permis
sion ot the farmer upon whose land the
General was burled to allow them to exhume
the remains. To-day the committee did its
work, and in exactly the spot marked, the
remains were found. The first thing found
was a brass button, with, the letters iQ. L.
D." on it This is supposed to mean
"Oiipens Lieht Dragoons. Besides this.
the society have the skull complete' with.
tue nus ana one iuoi, wuicu uiey ciami iu
their property.
Governor Pattison Has Not Itecelved An
other Message From the Mayor.
It was announced, yesterday that Mayor;
Gonrley had written another letter to Gov
ernor Pattison regarding the amendment to
the charter: The Mayor, however, refused
to confirm the rumor.
From .Harrisburg it was learned' that
Mayor Gourley had wired -the Governor to
know when the charter bill would be before
him for consideration. No letter had been
.received from him iaat night
WlU Stop Vandalism.
The Grand Army Day Committee met
yesterday afternoon to hear committee re-,
ports. The Allegheny Cemetery Commit
tee stated that the cemetery authorities had'
donated an extra plot of ground for the sol
diers. ' The committee In charge of Monu
ment Hill monument was ordered to exam
ine the work recently done and report A
resolution was adopted calling on the Alle
gheny authorities to have an officer sta
tioned on Monument Hill to stop vandal
ism. A Seven-Story Building.
Charles Meyran, of the .Germania Bank,,
went Bast last night Mr. Meyran said as,'
soon as the plans were ready they would J
commence to erect a seven-story buildingtto
replace the one damaged by fire. The
greater part of the old building will be re
moved, and the new one will, have' the
ground floor level with the street This
will cut off the basement
Baron Hlnch's Big Purchase.
LONDON, May 23. Baron Hirsch has jnst
completed the purchase of Lord Bevelstoke's
splendid mansion is Mayfair, which was
erected just before the Barings collapsed..
Among the latest enterprises m-which the
Baron is interested is Lord Bandolph
Churchill's Mashonaland expedition.
Mexican Ladles for the World's Fair.
City of Mexico, May 21 The action of
the Chicago Fair Commissioners, in sending
a female commissioner here, is being dis
cussed, and it is Claimed that it would be
much better to name a Mexican Ladies'
Commission, headed 'by the wife of Presi
dent Diaz.
Swan for City Engineer.
It was stated in Allegheny last night that
Chief Ehlers, of the Department of Pnblio
"Works, had decided to appoint Bobert
Swan, City Engineer. The formality of an
official notification has not yet been gone
through with, but it is conceded that Mr.
Swan will be given the place.
Ohio Politicians Disappointed.
Colttmbus, May 23. Tile Supreme Court
to-day announced a number of decisions and
adjourned until June 1, without taking any
action in regard to the Senatorial reappor-
ilonment ase,- involving,, perhap:
jne po-
The Certificate of Indebtedness -Bill
Ifotto Go to the Governor.
It Is Now to Be Voluntarily Withdrawn by
Its' Promoters.
Controller Morrow set his-foot down
yesterday and he set it down 'hard. As a
result Pittsburg will not issue certificates of
indebtedness to the contractors for the
12,000,000 worth of city improvements
made under the late 'lamented street
nnt And whieh riftvp nof. v been nftiil
for. At a conference held yesterday after m
noon, at tne ixmtroiiers omce, it was-decided
to withdraw the certificate of, indebt
edness bllL The main reason for this act is
that even legislative enactment would not
make it legal to issue such bonds without a
vote of the people.
- The first intimation that anything was
I disturbing the Saturday quietude of City
Hall life was when Senator Flinn walked
into Controller Morrow's private office.
The Controller had just returned from the
'Bast, and no one paid much attention
to the call, as only a friendly chat
between the two gentlemen was anticipated.
A little later, however, 0. L. Magee disap
peared into the same room, and was fol
lowed shortly after; by Senator TJppermaa
and "W. A. Magee. Senator Neeb appeared
and disappeared behind the door, which did
not open again for over an lour.
An Explanation by the Controller.
When the conference adjourned all the
gentlemen .gave excuses and refused to talk.
Finally Controller Morrow opened his f3
heart and 'his lips and- gave out the story.
Said he: "We have decided to withdraw
the certificate of indebtedness bilL
I favored the bill at its start,
and I believe it would be a good one'for
other cities, as well as Pittsburg, but there;
is a doubt as to whether it would hold.
After an examination of the matter
I have come to the conclusion that such,
bonds as the bill provides for could not be
Issued without a vote of the people. That
was the stand The Dispatch took editori
ally on the bill at the time
it was introduced. I finally suc
ceeded in convincing the others that such,
a view was the proper one. The bill was
to have had a hearing before the Gover
nor on Tuesday, but instead, it will
be withdrawn by Mr. Flinn on
Monday. It will save me & trip to Harris
burg, for I had intended going there to help
in securing the Governors signature."
' How the Contractors Are Left
. 'In what position then will this leave the?
contractors who made the improvements?"
"In just the same position that ther
occuov now. The citv. of course, is still
L responsible, but just how the con
tractors wui oe securea is a matter
for which some other method mnst be pro
vided. In other words, we are just as bad
oft as ever, and the city might have gotten
Into more trouble by acting under the ne
This method that was proposed for the
payment of the street improvement debtii
will be remembered, was first made part of - "j
the. ehartert-bill, but when it was,fsitred- -
that such a clause would swamp the ,j
charter, it was withdrawn and made a '
separate act It was introduced by Mr.
Flinn, and after a hot fight, finally passed
both Houses. It was in the form of a gen-
eral act, but was really only intended
for Pittsburg, and as Pittsburg found
she, could not use it, the legislators decided
there was no use to push the matter any
further, and the bill will die before it
reaches the Governor's hands.
They 'Meet Their Fate by Banning Foal of
a Lighthouse.
New Yokk, May 23. About 1,500 mi
grating birds were killed during the early
morning hones of May 19 by striking against
Fire Island lighthouse. Among them were
Maryland yellow-throats, many species of
warblers, oven birds, water thrushes, red
starts, catbirds, scarlet tanagers, red and
white-eyed vireoSjWamp and white-throated
of this character are more fre
quent and usually of greater magnitude at
Fire Island during the autumn migration
Light House Interests to Be Represented at
the Big Exposition.
Chicago, May 23. At the final session
of the Board of Appeals this morning, odds
and ends of business occupied the attention
of the members. A committee was ap
pointed to wait on Director General Davis
nnd pain nroner recognition of the lirfit-
, house interests at the world's'Fair.
The next meeting of the board" will be
'held in New York, December 12.
Contents of the Issue Classified for Headers'
The issue of The Dispatch to-day consists
of 20 pages, made np in three parts. The
latest news, local, domestic and foreign,
occupies the first nine pages. Class news
will be fountain the second part, and the
special features are placed as follows:
European-Finance. ....London Labor Troubles
The Hebrew Invasion More Fighting in Africa
Reciprocity hi Para CosSDLJ.O. Kxbbkt
Outcasts of Europe the iios. W. S. Owxx
Page 10.
ASccneon theBIoon ..."Wtlxtx
Late Science Gossip.
Pope 11.
The Want Column. To Let Column.
For Sale Column. Beat Estate Notices.
In Society's Whirl. The Grand Army,
Secret Society News. Business Card.
Markets by Telegraph. Local Trade News,
Henry Clews Letter.
Theatrical Tattle. Amusement Notices.
Kerf ew of Sports PBLSOLK
A Chilean Railway , Faxst B. Ward .
A Mighty Mean Man Bessie Buamiile
Labor on the Farm.
Page IS.
Men FoU of Years Frank G, Cabtektzb
The Way to Freedom ...... .L. E. STOJTXZ.
Adventure In India . .....Chabi.t.s T. Mobray
A Woman In Battle -Mas. OanrwoOD '
The Witch of Prague .....F. JIariox Csawtord
Page a.
About His Ancestors BILL NTS
A Grand Coach Ride E. L.Waksxax
Training Off Fat CxLIALoGAX
Page B.
The Burled Csstle...i Patsii
Funic Department E- B. ClUUBOUBX
A Theater at Home Mas. Johx SUXEWOOD
A Bleb Man's Money. Riv. Geobqe Hodges
Poet JO.
Treating Summer Homes. Decorative Ideas
An English TJtensa .ELLICX BHICXA,
Poetry In the Dirt """" Daks
A Spasm of Economy Howasd FtiLDix
uu&lp or Electricity.
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