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The Great Financier of
America Suffering From
His Last Illness.
For the Facts of His Serious Sick
ness Are Two Apparent
Physicians In Constant Attendance at
His Bedside George Gould Forced
to Admit the Truth He Calls His
Father a Dangerously Slot Man
Information From the House Rigidly
Withheld Children of the Multt
MUllonaire Surround Hla Bedside
Pulmonary Consumption Believed to
Be the Disease That Is Carrying Off
the Big Little Man He la Now TJn
conecious and His Limit of life Has
. Narrowed Down to Hours.
irrrrTAt. tiikoiujc to tbs dispatch.!
2Trw Tore, Dec. 5. Jay Gould is dying
at his home. His disease, it is believed, is
pulmonary consumption. The latest infor
mation given at his house is that he is un
conscious and sinking rapidly. His physi
cians will not say definitely what the nature
of this last attack is.
It is learned, however, that Mr. Gould
has not had one hat several hemorrhages
from the lungs, the first of them on the day
before Thanksgiving. There was another
hemorrhage two days later and still another
last Wednesday. "Whether or not the pul
monary disease has appeared only recently
cannot yet be learned. But its advance of
late appears to have been very rapid. It is
Eaid that Mr. Gould's lungs have been weak
for a number of years though he bos never
let even his most intimate friends know it
Never Rallied feince the Hemorrhage.
The hemorrhage on November 23 was ac-
companied by fits of coughing. It left him
weak and he has never rallied. He has
been gradually wasting and sinking. His
death, it is said, has from the moment of
the hemorrhage been but a question of
time. Every known medical device has
been resorted to, but the doctors could not
bring about a permanent rally.
Each of the later hemorrhages, it is said,
was accompanied by a very painful cough
ing spell that helped greatly to weaken Mr.
Gould. A little crowd of people stood on
the four corners opposite the house until
late at night gazing up at the windows and
remarking the movement of every shadow
that could be Been on the drawn curtains.
5o Attempt at Concealment.
There was no attempt made to-night to
conceal the fact that Mr. Jay Gould was a
very seriously sick man. The members of
his family were all in the house and at
times by his bedside, and all inquiries at
the house door were answered by tbe butler,
who said: "Mr. Gould is very low."
Dr. Mnnn, his family physician, called
several times during the day on Mr. Gould
and was with him all the evening. Dr.
Janeway was in consultation with Dr.
"Mnnn again and this fact strengthened the
rumor that Mr. Gould's recent hemorrhages
were from the lungs and not frsm the
stomach. Dr. Munn retnsed to make any
definite statement about Mr. Gould's Ill
ness. The Opinion of His Son.
Mr. George Gould admitted to-night that
it was serious, and at 9 o'clock he sent
down word from the sick room: "My
father's condition is very low."
Every room in Mr. Gould's house, at 679
Fifth avenue, was illuminated, and this in
itself was unusual enough to attract at
tention from passersby on the street. Two
coaches were In front of the house all the
evening. Mr. Gonld's coachman and but
ler were on duty oil night. There were no
other signs indicating that the worst was
Mr. Gould's illness was discussed by the
broken and "Wall street men who gather
every night at the Windsor Hotel, and it
Was the general opinion it was much more
serious than any of his previous attacks.
When Mr. Gould has suffered from his per
iodical attacks or nervous dyspepsia pre
,viously the members of his family have
been slow, to admit that he was sick at all.
He has suffered from these attacks of dys
pepsia followed by nervous prostration
.about twice a year.
' Much Made of Previous Attacks.
None of them has been really considered
to be dangerous by his family physician,
Dr. Mnnn, and yet owing to Mr. Gould's
financial relations much has been made of
them. Not'less than 25 times has Mr.
' Gould been reported to be dying. On each
of these occasions Mr. Gould's sons and his
physicians have assured all 'Inquirers that
he was not seriously ilL
For this reason little faith was put in the
rumors that floated around Wall street for
the past few days about Mr. Gould's pres
ent illness. Jt was said that he wag simply
suffering from the periodical return of his
old complaint. It has been suggested dar
ing the years in which Mr; Gould has been
more or less of an Invalid that his lungs
were the seat cf disease.
, WLea.Mr. Ji'eorgo Gould
w -,. I
office in the Western Union building this
morning, however, he stated that his father
was worse and that he was really seriously
sick. This was the first authentio informa
tion as to Mr. Gonld's critical condition
that had been received.
Began to Oct Worried.
Mr. Gould did not rest well last night
and it was then that his family began to
get worried about him. A few days ago it
was stated that Mr. Gould had made prepa
rations to go to El Paso for the winter.
This trip was abandoned because In the
opinion of Dr. Munn Mr. Gould was not
strong enough to take it unless there was a
marked improvement in his health.
Mr. George Gould and some of the other
members of the family were up part of
Wednesday night with the sick man. When
Mr. George Gould appeared at his office
yesterday he looked haggard and his eyes
sbowed the lack of sleep. Beyond the
statement that his father was worse he de
clined to say anything about his illness.
Mr. Russell Sage discredited to-day the
report that Mr. Gould was seriously sick,
and said: "He is simply suffering from an
other of his bilious attacks. Mr. Gould
overtaxed himself during the week preced
ing Thanksgiving by attending three meet
ings downtown. Mr. George Gould told
me that after his father's last trip down
town he was compelled to go to bed and he
has been there ever since. What he needs
now is perfect rest
Only Few Visitors Admitted.
Dr. John P. Munn, who has been for
many years Mr. Gould's physician, paid his
first call at the house at 9:30 this morning.
There were many other callers, bat only a
few of them were admitted. No one bat
the members of the family and the phy
sicians were admitted to the house in the
evening. Miss Helen Gould is confined to
her bed with severe colds. 'Mr. Gould's
sons, George, Edwin, Howard and Fran:,
and his daughter, Miss Annie, were in bis
room all during the evening.
An Associated Press dispatch says: It
has been determined that Mr. Jay Gould is
suffering from consumption, and that he is
doubtless now in his last illness. La.it
winter he went to a more genial climate,
and it was hoped until recently that he
might be able this winter to get away from
New York to some locality where the atmos
phere is more bland than here.
The development of his trouble has, how
ever, prevented this contemplated removal,
and Mr. Gould now lies at his Fifth avenne
home in this city growing weaker daily.
His entire family is in reach of hurried
summons, and his personal medical attend
ant is in close attendance.
Information KJgidly "Withheld.
To seek details of the sick room would be
a fruitless effort, for such information is
rigidly held within the family circle.
That Mr. Gould has, as has been rumored,
suffered hemorrhages may or may not be
trne. It matters not
The health of the great financier has many
times in years gone been the subject of
sensational and designing, rumors. -This
writing, however, deals with no. rumor, nor
is it designed to arouse sensation.
Mr. Gould is low with consumption. He
is weak; and each day .his physical forces
less oppose the advance of disease. His
life may be prolonged for some days.L'ut
the days are well nigh numbered, and the
limit or his living may be said How. to have
narrowed almost to hours.
Of the Man "Who Owns Millions bat Mast
Leave Ail Behind.
NewYokk. Dec. 2.-2 A. at Special.
One of the reporters' who inquired at the
Gould door at midnight was informed that
the doctor had sent out word that
Mr. Gould would probably not live
an hour longer. Notes innumerable were
sent into the house by various per
sons, and ail were returned unanswered or
with the information that Mr. Gould was
verv low and might not live the night out
At 1 o'clock the lights were turned out
or very low in the sickroom, bat it was
said that Mr. Gould was still alive. The
family had retired, leaving Dr. Munn
the nurses to watch the patient
An Brie Man Shoots His Wife and Decapi
tates Himself Under a Car.
Ekie, Dec. L QpeeiaL Bslph Kane,
an employe of the Lake Shore Railroad
Company, sno't his wife here to-night and
then committed suicide in a most horrible
manner. Kane's wife had her husband
locked up, and on his release, fearing his
anger, she had, with her four yonngchil
dren, sought the protection of a neighbor's
household. Kane found his little family
and called the wife and mother outside "for
a talk."
"When alone with her beared every shot
in his revolver into her body, leaving her,
as he supposed, dead where she answered
his summons. Then he went to the track
within sight of the first scene of the trag
edy, and releasing a car standing on a steep
grade, waited until it had momentnm
enough to serve his purpose, when he ran
alongside of it and threw himself across the
rails in such a way that his head was sev
ered from the body. The trunk and the
ghastly skull, terribly crushed and muti
lated, lay on different sides of the rail Mrs.
Kane is still living, but will die. Kane
was 35 years old.
Dryenfnrth. Still Insists He Is Successful
From a Scientific Standpoint
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. L The rain
makers here say their tests are without sat
isfactory results. The only apparent effect
was the formation of a cloud overhead at 11
o'clock last night, bat a strong southerly
wind soon dispersed all prospect of rain
from that source. There was a very light
shower at 6 o'clock this morning, which
they claim they were responsible for. The
weather has been perfectly clear all day,
however, with no indications of rain.
The bombardment lasted ten hoars.
General Dryenfurth claims that he was sac.
cesslal from a scientific standpoint The
backers of the experiments state that before
they discontinue the experiments they will
make a thorough trial
One of St Louis Wealthiest Women Seeks
a Divorce on the Ground of Cruelty.
St. Louis, Dec L A sensational di
vorce suit was filed iu the Circuit Court to
day by Mrs. Anna L. Meyer against her
husband, Henry J. Meyer. The plaintiff is
a daughter of the well known millionaire
brewer, William J. Lemp, and her husband
is "President of the St Souls Adamant Plas
ter Company of this city.
Mrs. Meyer alleges that her husband, be
came subject to groundless moods -of leal'
ousy, and while under the influence of these
feeling rendered her life intolerable. Oa
two or three occasions he has tried to oboV
o,v . , ..i
Made by the Democracy of
"Wyoming, Who Have Sent
a Delegation to See
Alleged Attempt of Republicans to
Gobble the Legislature and
Kansas Populists Protest Against the Loss
of an Elector.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. L A delegation of
Wyoming Democrats Is in Omaha on their
way to New York City to consult with
Chairman Harrity, of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, and with President-elect
Cleveland in regard to the alleged frauds
beiug perpetrated by the Bepublicans in
their State and the so-called outrageous ef
forts of the Bepublicans to steal the Legis
lature and elect their United States Sena
tor. Colonel C D. Kelley, of Cheyenne, is
the Chairman.
Mr. Kelley was a member of the Demo
cratic Central Committee of Wyoming and
is fully alive to the political situation
there. Among other things he said: "The
people of Wyoming rebelled against Re
publican rule at the recent election and put
the Democratic party in power. "We
elected our Governor, Congressman and
Supreme Judge, comprising the entire State
ticket to be voted for, and by fusion on the
legislative ticket elected 27 out of 49 legis
lators, but now it seems that the peoplo are
to be cheated out of their rights by one of
the boldest, most barefaced frauds ever per
petrated In America,
A Senatorsblp at Stake.
"Wyoming should elect a Democratic
United States Senator, and if the results
of as fair, an election as ever took place in
the State were not overthrown this would
be done, but the entire political machine is
controlled by a rotten Bepublican ring.
The Bepublicans are making an attempt to
steal the State, and there seems to be but
little hope but that they will succeed. They
use'the courts with perfect impunity to at
tain their ends, and the people can do
"By a fair vote the fusion ticket controls
the Legislature on a joint ballot by five
votes, but the Bepublicans will steal
enough to give them a majority. In Con
verse county a Democrat was fairly elected
by seven majority. The Bepublicans re
ceived, according to the tally sheets, 69
votes, but the clerks in footing up totals
gave him 99. The matter was carried into
the courtsr.,and a Bepublican Judge-decreed
that the mistake must stand, and the
Bepublican was declared elected, by a ma
jority of three.
A Very Narrow Margin.
"In Carbon county the official vote was'
pnt of! for 16 days until Chairman "Vande
venter, of the Bepublican Committee, could
be on hand. With all this fraud the fus
sionista still have a majority of one vote in
the lower House. If matters could take
their course everything could be righted
and with this majority of one rightful mem
bers could be seated, but the Bepublicans
mean to go still greater lengths to attain
their ends. The plan is to issue false cer
tificates to enough men to give the Bepub
licans the majority in the House.
"Then the hrst day that the Legislature
meets a resolution will be introduced pro
viding for the election of a United States
Senator at once, and the whole thing will
be hustled through before contest proceed
ings can be instituted.
"It is provided in the scheme to keep the
newly-elected Governor out of his chair
until after the Senator is elected, thus de
priving him of the opportunity to have any
hand in the proceedings. It seems hardly
probable that we will be able to stop this
fraud, but we will do what we can. We
want Mr. Harrity himself to come out and
loogover tbe field, and we will leave it
largely to him to decide what course i( is
best to pursue.
Slay Be a Resort to Force.
"It has been proposed by some to let mat
ters take their coarse and then institute
contest proceedings before the Senate, but
feeling Is running so high that I would not
be surprised to see force employed to break
up the Bepublican ring. We must first
seat our Governor. With him in the chair,
we can elect a Senator, as he would refuse
to sign the false certificates, but with him
out it will be impossible to do anything
directly. It has been proposed that the
Democrats form a Legislature of their own,
elect a Senator and leave it for tbe Senate
to decide between the Bepublican and
Mr. Kelley had a long consultation with
Dr. Miller this noon on the question. Dr.
Miller advised that the newly-elected Gov
ernor be seated at once, by force if neces
sary. Senator Warren, who is a candidate
for re-election, is at the head of the Bepub
lican ring, and has so worked things-tor
run that his influence is tremendous. ;fhe
Democrats made their campaign issue "the
arid land bill, which he introduced in Con
gress, and it was in opposition to this bill
that the Democrats were able to carry the
Btate as they did. Chairman New, of the
Democratio State Committee, will be the
Democratio nominee tor the Senate. The
delegates start to-morrow for New York,
Governor Jones of Alabama Quietly Takes
the Oath of Office.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. L Governor
elect Jones was inaugurated at noon to-day,
before tbe joint Bession of the House and
Senate. The oath of office was administered
by Chief Justice Stone. The Governor then
delivered his inaugural address.
There had been some fear from the Kolb
itei, but the Adjutant General ordered
out two detachments of the local battery to
tbe Capitol, for the ostensible purpose of
firing a salute, but really to gnard against
surprise. Tbe men of the battery wore
side-arms, and there was some apprehension
of a conflict
Governor Peek's Plurality 7,844.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dee. L The offioial
count of the vote of Wisconsin was com
pleted yesterday. It is as follows: . Peck,
Democrat, for Governor, 178,198;. Spooner,
Bepublican, 170,354; Peck's plurality 7,-
Cleveland's Illinois Plurality 26,008,
Sfbinofield, III., -Dec. 1, The State
Board of Canvassers to-day completed the
canvass of the official Vote of Illinois, as
follows: Cleveland, 426,281: Harrison,
399,288; Weaver, 22,207; JBidwell, 25,807.
Harrison's majority la Washington.
TACOMA. Wask.. Dee. 1 Official re.
,Utm fro all )gt ww eowitr ey Hanks
86,461, Cleveland 29,922, Weaver 19,264,
Bidwell 2,487. For Governor, McGraw, Be
puDllcan, 33,103; Snively, Democratic, 28.-779-
Young, Populist, 23,639, Green, Prohi
bition, 3,823.
Populists Protest Against the Counting in
of Ono Elector.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. L The State
Board of Canvassers this morning attempted
to wrestle with Coffey county Legislative
tie, and found itself surrounded by numer
ous complications. Upon this tie rests the
organization of the House. The official
count shows that the lower house will stand:
Bepublicans 62, Populists 68, Democrats 3,
Independent 1, tie 1. Tbe Independent
legislator is Wilson, of .-Meade county. He
Is a Bepublican, but was elected by Popu
list votes against the Bepublican nominee.
He is an intimate friend of Jerry Simpson,
and the Populists claim him for their cau
cus nominee and alsoiu House organization.
"With the Coffey county tie decided in
their favor the Bepublicans will have 63
votes, enough to organize the House. In
tbe discussion this morning some of tbe
members of the Board seemed to think it
was unconstitutional to decide by lot, and
Governor Humphrey held that the Board
was authorized to pass on constitutional
Chairman Breidenthal instituted injunc
tion proceedings, this morning, restraining
the Board from issuing a certificate of elec
tion to Lervey, the Bepublican elector,
whoso election was due to the fact that the
name of his Fusion opponent was incorrectly
printed on the tickets in two counties. A
contest will follow, and the opinion seems
general that the Populists will win their
Only 831,000 for the Plant and the Debts
Are Over S10O,OOO.
Helena, Mont., Dec. L Special
Bussell B. Harrison's newspaper, the Hel
ena Journal, which was attached by one of
Its numerous creditors soon after mid
night on election day, when Presi
dent Harrison's defeat became known,
was sold to-day at Sheriff's sale.
The paper suspended publication
the morning after election, and has not re
sumed. The creditor who made the first
move was the Montana National Bank,
which had loaned the paper 526,000. The
Merchants' National and First National
filed claims for similar amounts, and the
total indebtedness here and in the Bast is
over SlOO.OuO. i
The paper has been a losing venture from
the start This was no field for it, and it
had strong andfirmlv entrenched rivals.
The property was sold for 521,000 to L. H.
Hirschtield," a banker, who is
one of the creditors and an inti
mate friend of Harrison. HirschfielJ
says he will soon start the paper again, and
that Harrison will have no interest in it.
The Montana National Bank, after Hirsch
field paid the money, to-day filed a claim
for an additional 59,000, for which it held
Harrison's note. It looks as though further
legal complications would ensue.
A Denial of the Statement That the Two
Rival Bodies Will Consolidate.
NffwYonK, Dec. L At a meeting of
the directors of the Diebold-Mosler-Damon
Safe Company held hwe ,to.-day, the follow
ing officerswere elected? -President "M. :
Mosler, of the Hosier Safe and Lock Com
pany; Vice Presidents, William W. Clark,
of the Dlebold Safe and Lock Company and
Thomas Barnes, of the Barnes Safe and
Lock Company; Treasurer, George L.
Damon, of the Damon Safe and Iron Com
pany. James H. Parker, President of the
United States National Bank, was elected
a director.
Preliminaries neoessary to acquiring the
property of the eleven manufacturers whose
businesses are to be united in the company
were completed, and a further meeting will
be held at an early day, when the proper
ties of tbe eleven constituent companies
and. firms will be finally taken over. John
Farrell, Vice President of tbe Herring-
Hall-Marvin Company, says there is no
truth in the report that his 'concern is to
be consolidated with the Diebold-Mosler-Damon
For the Sale of Liquor In Kansas for Consti
tutional Purposes Only.
Topeka, Dec L The State Temperance
Union has adopted a resolution in favor of
State agents for the sale of intoxicating
liquors. John A. Murray, who introduced
the present prohibitory law, will form a
bill to be presented to the next Legislature,
incorporating the State agency feature. It
embraces the People's party doctrine, and
the indications point clearly to its adoption.
The'resolution reads:
Besolved, That it is the idea and Intent of
the prohibitory law to cot off all proflts in
the sale of liquors, and only to provide
places for tho convenience of tbe people in
obtaining liquors under the conditions
named under tbe law. Therefore, we earn
estly request tbe coming Legislature of the
State to so amend tbe prohibitory law as to
put the sale of liquor lor tbe excepted pur
poses in- tbe bands of agents of tbe State.
who shall have no financial profit from tbe
sales, be they many or few.
no Knns Against a Saloonkeeper's Wife,
"Who "Was Prepared for Him.
Chicago, Dee. 1. Special Beports of
orime in Chicago still come in with alarm
ing speed, and it is claimed that the police
authorities have undertaken to belittle and
even suppress, if possible, the news.
Three men entered the saloon of Charles
Berger this morning. They were masked,
approached the bar, and drew their re
volvers on the saloon man's wife, who was
behind the counter. Iu an instant the
placky woman had drawn a big pistol,
pulled the trigger, and shot Mrs. Berger
gave chase, grabbed one of the the thugs,
and shot him in the arm once again in
the breast Three policemen had a desper
ate fight with fonf armed thieves, bat tbe
desperadoes finally escaped.
"Wash-Jeff Seniors Determine to Tog Them .
selves Out for Graduation.
Washington, Pa, Dec. L Special
The senior class of Washington-Jefferson
College has unanimously decided to gradu
ate in cap and gown, and the members are
now anxiously awaiting the conclusion of
the faculty in the matter.
It is generally believed that the gradu
ates will be allowed to "tog" themselves
as they desire. Hereafter the students will
wear a college badge.
Wanted to -Stand on Maxwell's Scaffold.
Sx. Louis, Dec. L Eev. James M. Shar
rat and wife, of Leeds, England, to-day
gained permission to ascend the scaffold on
which Hugh Brooks, alias Maxwell, paid
the penalty for the murder ol Arthur
Preller. Mr. Bharratt, who has been a
missionary in India, lnew Brooks when the
latter was a boy.
Falrchilcl Not Yet Approached.
NEW Yobk, Deo. X In reference to the
report that, he had teen offered the Seereta
rohlp of the Treasury by Mr. Cleveland
Charles B. Falrchlld to-day said that ho
had not new and never had the slightest
reason to suppose that Mr. Cleveland
wisfeea hi w, take Mly petition lw hi
Great Suffering at the Little Borough
Up the Monongahela.
A Committee naving reported That Assist
ance Is a Necessity.
Chicago, Dec. L The recent visit of a
committee of Homestead strikers to Chica
go is bearing good fruit The Trades Coun
cil a short time since sent a committee con
sisting of Bichard Powers and
Edward Hobbs, both well-known
men, to visit Pittsburg and Home
stead and see for themselves what the situa
tion was, and whether help was actually
needed or not The committee went last
week and this morning returned.
Both gentlemen report terrible distress
among the 1,800 families in the Homestead
district They found the recent declaration
that he strike was off had no effect what
ever on the condition of affairs near the
steel mills. After declaring the strike off
the men presented themselves to the mills
and were refused wore Only an extremely
small percentage of the men who went out
were taken back, and these were only the
cheap laborers. The skilled men were
turned away and refused work.
No Boom In the Mills for Strikers.
Mr-Powers sayslhe Carnegie Company.
wlll never take the' strikers back. The
mills are running only at fractional ca-
Saclty, and the taw non-union hands are
eing taught the technical work.
"We found a most wretched condition of
affairs," said Mr. Powers. "There is keen
snffering everywhere. We fonnd several
families Monday morning without a mouth
ful of food in the house and no money. If
you had been there you would have given
your last nickel. Mr. Hobbs bought' pro
visions for a small number of these families
because he didn't have the heart to leave
six or seven children hungry. These peo
ple need clothes and food now more than
ever, and we will issue an appeal to the
people to continue to send us money or pro
visions or clothes.
"We have made arrangements with a
committee at Homestead to receive and dis
burse what we send, and can now guarantee
that all contributions will do good and reach
these people, and I can tell you that never
was charity needed so badly. I had to give
up the investigation, it cut me so to see so
much suuering. xney are getting a little
aid from neighboring towns, bat it is
The Company Mercilessly Scored.
"The heartless fashion in which these men
have been treated by the company," said
Mr. Hobbs, "is an outrage. They will soon
be turned oat of their houses, as well as be
ing deprived of food. Men who apply for
work are first compelled to go into the mills
and shake bands with the outsiders that
have filled their places, and atter they have
been humiliated in that way they are told
plainly when they ask for a job to go to
hades and shake hands with the rest of the
blacksheep for a living. The Carnegie
Company is determined to drive the men
out of the State."
In consequence of this report efforts to
raise money will be redoubled. Tbe sub
ject will probably be taken up by tbe Trades
Council next Sunday.
A Steamship Breaks the Long Siege of a
TXt-rr England Whaler.
Philadelphia, Dec. 1. The steamer
Fonar, which arrived at this port from Rot
terdam to-day, fell in with the whaling
bark Arthur, which had been nearly two
years oat from New Bedford. Nearly all
this time the bark was inclosed in ice in
Hudson Bay, entirely shut in from the out
side world. The bark was in fairly good
shape and the sailors all healthy, notwith
standing their long siege.
All the men were very hungry for news,
however, the events of the past two years
being a sealed book to them, and Captain
Willis, of the Fonar, lowered one of his
boats and sent the bark's crew a load of
newspapers and miscellaneous literature.
Knnaway Cars at Greenville Crash
an Engine, Kllllnc Two Men.
Greenville, Pa., Dec. 1. .SpeciaL
At Shenango to-day two freight cars broke
loose on a steep grade and started toward
the station at a terrific gait, having a clear
piece of track two miles long. The switch
engine happened on the track the runaway
cars were traveling. Before the men iu
the cab could escape the cars were upon
them with a crash that was heard for miles.
The wreck of cars and engine was com
plete. James Dnnley and Charles Mc
Dowell, engineer and fireman on tbe
Bwitcher, were both killed.
The Leading Spirit Itefuses to Say Whether
They Have Jolnedthe Trusts ,
St. Xotns, Dec. L The Central Dis
tillery of this city was formally turned over
to Samuel Woolner this afternoon. This com
pletes the deal involving the Central, the
Nebraska, of Nebraska 6ity, 'and the Star
and Crescent of Pekin, IlL, the last three
having already been turned over Jo Mr.
To a reporter Mr. Woolnersaid this even
ing that he was baying for "himself and
friends." refusing to answer a Question as to
whether or not he purestased as the agent of
The Liabilities of tho Bank and tho Wire
Company Are Nearly 81,000,000.
Joliet, Ixi. , Dec. 1 The condition of
the collapsed Stone City Batik and the En
terprise Company looks more serious to
day. Everything in sight has been at
tached. The transfer of the propertv of
the Fisbs subjects them to bitter reproach.
All the transfers will be contested in the
courts. . The excitement to-day is more in
tense than yesterday. The many small de
positors who responded to the advertise
ment of the bank for long time deposits on
interest, ate breathing all sorts of threats.
Creditors are beginning to believe that
both the institutions are involved in hope
less ruin. The Illinois Steel Company, it
is said, will push its claim ot $150,000. The
claim will be set up, according to current
report, that the Fishs were trying to de
fraud their creditor". The senior Fish,
father ot the Fish brothers, is almost crazed
with the crash. He placed every confidence
in his son George as a financier. George's
ambition was to own and operate the big
gest wire plant in the world. He kept
blooded horses and followed metropolitan
fashions, always taking a colored footman
along on the back of his turnout Addi
tional claims were filed to-day, bringing the
aggregate liabilities of both concerns to
nearly Jl.000,000, with probably one-third
of that amount in assets.
By a Discharged Engineer, Who Alleges a
Breach of Contract.
New Castie, Dec. 1. SpeciaW One of
the strangest actions ever brought in the
Xawrence county courts has just been com
menced by W. P. Nye against the Pitts
iurg Company, which, has been Improving
the new town of Ellword. Mr. Nye states
'he is a locomotive engineer. September
S3, 1890, he was induced by the Pittsburg
Company to accept a position as engineer
on the Beaver Valley Bailroad at 580 a
month, which was increased by working
over time to $100. On the representations
of the company that he would have a per
manent position he bought a house and lot
from the Pittsburg Company for Sl',750,
agreeing to pay $120 every three months
until the whole amount was paid. July 31,
1892, he was discharged, as he savs, without
cause. He ceased to pay for his bouse, and
now he aski ?2,000 from the company for
breach of contract The case will be tried
in January.
A Writ of Attachment Was Issued
Them and Served.
Kansas City, Dec 1. Charles Libby,
secretary of the Kansas Citv (Kan.) Pav
ing Company, to-day enjoyed, or rather did
not enjoy, the novel experience of having
a Constable levy upon his whiskers in an
attachment for the satisfaction of a debt of
528. Mr. Libby, as secretary ot the Paving
Company, gave a laborer a bill upon the
treasurer for ?28 for wages due. The la
borer negotiated tbe bill with a money
lender, whom Mr. Libby declined to pay.
The money lender employed connsel and
brought suit, and obtained judgment in a
justice's court for the full amount The
lawver, in a fit of humor, made application
to the justice for a writ of attachment npon
Mr. Libby 's whiskers in satisfaction of the
judgment The justice is a sleepy old soul,
and without reading the application signed
Will Beach Washington, Pa., at 8:30 This
Morning, on the Chartlers Ttoad.
Washington, Pa., Deo "L -pedal
The remains of the late Dr. Scott will ar
rive here over the Chartiers Bailroad, by
special train, at 8:30 a. m. This is accord
ing to advices from official sources to parties
here, which state also that the funeral party
will consist ot President Harrison, Mr. and
Mrs. Harrison and a party of ten other rela
tives of the family.
The remains will be taken from tha
funeral train to the residence of Mrs.
Joshua Wright, a niece of the deceased,
where they will remain until 9:50 o'clock,
after which they will be taken to tbe Wash
ington cemetery for burial It ic announced
that four ministers and lour elders of the
Presbyterian church here will be the pall
bearers. -
A rromlnontToung Man Mortally Wounded
In a Poker Bow A Suicide.
Mansfield, O., Dec. 1 Special At
Belleville last night Wesley White, a
prominent young man, accused Frank
Hardesty and Owen Whitten of fraudu
lently "touching" him for $10 in a game of
poker. la the row, Whitten struck White
over the head with a lumber rule. The
steel hook on tbe end was driven through
White's skull and entered his brain. At
tending physicians say he will die. Both
Whitten and Hardesty have been committed
without bail.
Charles Snlith, 32 years old, wound up a
prolonged drinking bout last night by send
ing a bullet through his head.
It Has Increased 37 Per Cent In Uncle
Sam's Favor Since 1830.
Washington, Dec. L The extent of
the exodus from Canada to the United
States is shown by figures derived from the
Census Office. The facts show that the
number of Canadians in. the country at the
taking of the census in 1890 was 983,000,
compared with 717,000 in 1880, showing au
increase of over 37 per cent
The .figures for the last four decades are as
follows: 1860, 249,600: 1870. 483.000: 1889,-
VfaOd OBI OAa3-fcfl!!-u. i. - - ' I i -
They Ask for Information
and They Hear a Hinging
Speech in Answer.
A Heeling ofv&SCoiindl Stam
peded bV'i&T'sitors.
Mayor Gourley Advt, Outcasts
to Go to Their HdmeA- 9! K, lndemns
the Hasty Action4 .-,, VPolIco
Officials and Explains HJV Jin the
Closing Order Six of Y'Women
Hold an Open Air Meeting: and Da
tormlne to Protect the Inmates They
Will Close Their Houses to Visitors .
The Women Visit Prominent Minis
ters Hunting Homes Elsewhere.
Forty-six inmates of the disorderly
houses which have been Closed, and which
to the world will be hermetically sealed at
4 o'clock this afternoon, called on Mayor
Gourley at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
They visited His Honor to find out if possi
ble what th Christian people of Pittsburg,
who prompted tbe sudden move against
vice, contemplated in the way of taking
care of the unfortunates who have been
compelled to abandon their haunts and look
elsewhere for homes.
It was indeed a remarkable gathering of
peculiar women. The proprietress, un
daunted, in her sealskin, satins and costly
feathers, with precious stones flashing like
meteors from her ears and shapely fingers,
stood foremost in the crowd. Around her,
in humbler garb, with eyes burning from
constant crying, their heads bowed with a
condition that really distressed them,
crowded the girls without character, with
out name and without a home. Together
they filled the reception room of the
Mayor's apartments almost beyond com
fort They were in dead earnest They
wanted information, and they had come in a
body to get it Their coming had attracted
general attention around the city building
and a crowd of carious idlers followed the
women to the Mayor's office.
Stopped the Work of Councils.
Select Council was in special session
when the females filed into the lobby of the
hall, and the city legislators quit the work
for which they had "been assembled and
Joined in the rush to see and hear the ob
ject of the unexpected and unsolicited call.
The women were allowed the reception
room. No one attempted to crowd in upon
them, but the hallway to "that particular
apartment, the rotunda from which it leads,
the broad stone stairway from the firBt to
the second floor and the wide elevator which
had been stopped at the first landing just to
accommodate the Select Councilmen who
were anxious to see bat preferred not to be
seen, were all crowded with the cosmopolitan
gathering. City officials of high and low
degree were there and with them were the
State and city legislators, political leaders
and ward heelers, with an occasional busi
ness man whose curiosity and concern had
dragged him into the place.
There were, however, two city officials
who were not there They were Chief of
the Department of Public Safety, J. O.
Brown, and his Superintendent of Police,
Boger O'Mara. ' They had heard of the wo
men approaching the headquarters ot the
Police Department, and in confusion they
abandoned their offices. They took refuge
in the janitor's room adjoining the City
Treasurer's office, where they remained un
til the indignant women had reached tha
Mayor's office. With the barricade of
curious humanity between them and the
enraged females the police officials disap
peared into the street At their offices
they left the unsatisfactory information
that they were not receiving callers under
the circumstances.
The Deputation Was Embarrassed.
When the women found themselves prac
tically alone in the Mayor's reception room
they held a whispered conversation.
Apparently timid ones leaned npon the
others and a flutter parsed over them, be
tokening confusion. Probably not one in
the entire party had been in the room
before, and all seemed more or less bewil
dered. They acted much as though they
had been sent for. Finally one of their
number, less timid than the rest, extended
her jeweled hand to command attention.
Assuming the air of a woman about to talk
on the rights of her sex she shook her head
until her jaunty little hat fairly danced a jig.
She isprobably the richest woman of herelasi
in Pittsburg her possessions are extensive.
She is a large real estate owner and she is
estimated to be worth $500,000. The eyes
of all her sisters turned to her. They
looked their support to her and sustained
her by their confidence. She proceeded
promptly to ihe business for which her
people come. Turning to the office leading
to the Mayor's private room the now ac
cepted leader asked of Clerk Ostermalert
"Is Mayor Gourley in?"
"He is. Do you wish to see him?" Mr.
Ostermaier answered. ' m
"We do," the woman replied with some
The Mayor was notified. He Had been
called .upon several times daring the day
by smaller delegations ot the women, and
when he turned again from his desk he ex
pected to see two or three more of the so
cial outcasts who were hungering for Infor
mation to guide them through their trouble,
Instead he found his reception room com
pletely packed.
An Appeal to the Mayor.
When the Mayor faced the women he
bowed politely. At first he smiled. Hit
leasant face then took on a serious air.
little waves of color chased each other
from his neck to the top of his head, and
for the time he seemed more confused than
his frightened audienc. The leader of tho
women seemed to realize the Mayor's un
comfortable position, and by way of reliev
ing the annoyance she began: "Mayof
Gourley, you probably know who we are.
We want to know what you intend to do
for us."
The Mayor seemed all the while strug
gling with himself! His face was a study.
Wonderfully ready in debate and clever in
his speech, he looked for the first time in
his experience like a man undone. His re
eoverr was swift, however, and when he
did recover he realized deeply and keenly
the pesitioB in which he was plaeed. He
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