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JJemirk of the Governor of South
Carolina to the
\Vhcn Repented Restored Pcacc 1
and Harmony
?T.prrvt niTTCD DADTI5AVQ "
0t l n mi i?4..x i r*4\ * a
In the Hotuc of UfpiwnUllm-Mr. Tal- t
txrf, of the Palmetto State, Said He 1)
Would Fljjtit for SeeeMlon 0*?r Again, P
Mid Mr. Barrett, of the Day State, J
TboRRht that was Treason, and there
nu an Exciting Sccnc-Thr Senate Fro. J
reeding! Notable for the Election of Sir. ']
Fry*. ' }
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 7.?The a
debate on the free silver substitute for
the bond bill proceeded steadily In the J
house to-day. The house met at 10:30 J
o'clock with less than thirty members r
present and only a few stragglers in
the galleries. Mr. NewJands (sllverite, I
Xev.) awoke the echoes of the vast hall 1
with a vigorous argument in favor of *
the free and Independent coinage of *?
silver. He asserted that not a slnglo 0
debtor nation In the world had maintained
the gold standard except the
United States, and we had done so at t
the price of continued bond Issues. *
Mr. Hartman (Kep., juonc.; ana air.
Kom (Pop., Neb.) argued in favor of t
conourronco. and Mr. Tucker in favor of r
non-concurrence. ii
The bouse suddenly became involved
In a bitter controversy. It sprang from o
the remarks by Mr. Tolbert (Dera., S. r
C) In defense of secession, which Mr. t
Barrett (Rep., Moss.) interpreted as
treasonable. He had the speaker's
words taken down and offered a resolution
of censure. After a wrangle and 1
some explanations Mr. Dalzell, of Penn- I
sylvanl.a, moved to refer the Barrett v
resolution to the committee on Judi- b
clan*. This was carried by a vote of f
154 to 41. This is understood to mean e
that no notice will be taken of the mat- ^
ter. Mr. Owens, of Kentucky, was the fl
only Democrat who voted a#alnst the r
motion. c
The Incident started when Mr. Tal- t
bert. (Dem., 8 .C.), rose to a question t
of personal privilege to correct what 0
be aaM was on unintentional mlsrep- _
resentatton of himsehf in the public t
prints. He said tiratt Mr. Pearson had .
made an unwarranted attack on the
nf ?tate. iwhlch he declared y
was 03 loyal as any state in the union.
Mr. Pearson had sold that North Carolina
had followed South Carolina, out
of the union. and had gotten whipped
along with Che Palmetto state.
"In a Jocular way, Mr. Speaker," continued
Mr. Talbert. *1 declared that
we were not whipped but "had worn ourselves
out trying to whip the other fellow*.
In the heat of -the moment," ho
continued. **and impulsively I said that
South Caroll na was not esbxxned of ;
the part that ahe took In it; that she
was proud of It. and ?that I for one endorsed
secession Chen. I though we
were right; I think so yet and that un- '
dcr the same circumstances, surroundfd
by the same comM tlons, thwt I would
do the same -thing again. Now, Mr.
Bpeaker, I repeat K."
Exciting Stent.
JWn he had spoken of secession befo*
right, be bad spoken-of the circumstances
then existing. The question
had been submitted to the arbitrament
of the swocd end settled -forever. In
conclusion, he declared that he looked s
' - ?* II#. - ? _
Wiro?pnae "Upon IMS yaoi uic aim ?? ?% a
bp had contempt for his comrades of t
the ol<Ways who were continually apol- \
ortstoir for their ?hare in ?tUe -war. t
(Democratic applause.) c]
Mr. Barrett offered his resolution as x\
loon as Mr. Ta>bert finished. It asked 0
tt**thp words be -taken down and do- j
dared that they were "treasonable 0
acd seditious" and in violation of the a
ottfc taken by tho gentleman from ?
I Pnth Carolina at *tfce opening of the
?"M:on and directed that they be exf
eluded from the Record.
Mr. Cannon. (Rep., Ilia), tried to c
move that the resolution He on -the ta- j
We. This motion evoked applause on .
the Democratic side, but there were 1
cries of "no, no," from some of tlio 11
Republicans and Mr. Boutelle, (Rep., J
Maine), shouted: "I think the gentle- 11
nrvn who made bhat motion should lie {
ta the table." ?
Mr Barrett, however.. amidst the J
greatest confusion, Insisted upon hla J
right to discuss the resolution. Ho 1
th?n addressed the house In favor of
the adoption of hla resolution. There J
a chorus of hisses from the Dem- J
ocra: side Joined in by many Repub- ?
Uoan* when Mr. IJarrctt, pctntinff ma ;
Anger at Mr. Talbert, demanded to J
know whether he would rise In hi* place '
ftrii *u~*'.nctly and definitely disavow J
an1 apologias* for any remarks uphold- t
Ins: (--.ston and treason. Mr. Bat- c
reft was saying: "If the Democratic 1
party -.van<* to make the gentleman 1
' "tii South Carolina Its spokcam.-un?" ?
wh*n Mr. Wilson, of South Carolina, f
made th? point that Mr. Barrett hrul no
right to put rmeMtlona to Mr. Talnert. li
Mr Talhert ahouted loudly: "I have c
mtrjf. my explanation and have not an- t
othf-r w<.pl to say," and waa applauded 1
i enthusiastically by the Democrats. t
\ Mr. Dalaell, of Pennsylvania, then
mn?!f a motion to refer the resolution t
to f h- - om in It tee on Judiciary, and nfter
a parliamentary wrangle the motion :
w.y - irr>(] by a rlswr vote of 154 to 41. 1
Mr ?> v?*nr. of Kentucky, waa the t
only Democrat who rose In opposition t
tt the motion. The yeas and nays re- \
full ' : . to 71 and the resolution waa t
referred to th<? committee on Judiciary, t
Tlit- Krwlmi,
: i < mxht neswion Tor iiw comwratl'.n
r private pennfon bill* wan* dl*J
1 ih Jn order thnt the bond bill
might proceed to night. An nrr
' n,. n? wnn effected for cloning
i. debate on the bill at the clone
' f t ifglalatlve day on Monday, and
in committee of th" Whole
J 1 the consideration of the bond
t l' !tternon fDom.. Tenn.) spoke In
' ' f non-concurrence and deplored
' ' ?. that a great economic problem
h i"<-'.fne thn foot ball of politic*,
i w?k not. he mild, whether
1 it"d State* nhoiild adopt a bl'landnrd.
If that were the
' I'l-metalllsm would receive the
' is approval ?<f the house, it
'mention of our power to entnb'
' ' < frfe coinage of *llvcr at J6 to 1
' ' ! r '?ln th?- nblllty to maintain *11'elnted
In circulation eoneur:
with gold nnd redeemable with
Ml rrn?\ n?,i \Tr
r* (tiff., ral.) dowl tho debate
' ' ' nft moon. Jiint before the to1
" tnken Mr. Pearoon N.
. 1 ' rlclnal colloquy with Mr.
l rnuned tli<* latter to ?'Iko
Uon of personal prlvllog??
' > humorous speech and referred
' f i;no.honored remark of the #ov'
' North Carolina to the jrov?-rnor
' ?'h Carolina, which ho nald wan
i- "ni/'f The homo then look n
' n.tii T:S0 p. m.
v.it" only five speaker* nt th* t
n ? f-MHlon. Tho attendance was.
imall, and there woro no incident*
worthy of mention. The speakers word
ilcClure (Rep., Ohio) and Mondell
Rep., Wyo.), In favor of concurrence
n the free colnnRc nubstltute, and Glbon
(Rep., Tenn.) and Bromwell (Rep.,
)hlo), Bparkraan (Dem., Flo.), Eddy
Rep., Minn.) and Stewart (Rep., N. i
.), against.
At 10 o'clock the houflo adjourned un11
to-morrow morning at 10:30 o'clock.
resident Pro TeinoTlU^ Beuato-Klnilly
Words from IkiiUKrnti ?Mr, Allen's
Spcech ou tlie Monroe Doctrine*
WASHIKflTHV n O !?.>?, t TK<? 1
irst hour of the senate to-day was con- I
umed largely In tho election of Mr.
i*rye, (Rep., Maine)? as president pro
em of the senate. The election was
manlmous and was marked by a dlsilay
of good nature and compliments
isual in the senate after such an event
ins been determined upon.
Mr. Gorman said tho Democratic sentors
unanimously had Instructed him
o present the name of Mr. Harris, of
?enneflBee. for president pro-torn, but
hat Mr. Harris had declined to permit
tls name to be used. Mr. Harris conIrmed
this, and in the course of his
peech said:
"While at present tho Republicans
ock one of a majority of the senate,
'et to avoid even the appearance of
riotion, and to maintain those kindly
elations which have characterized the
ntercourse of senators and their tem?orary
presiding officer, my desire is
hat the distinguished senator from
lalne be elected In the same unanlaous
manner as was Mr. Manderson
na myself."
Mr. Frye was unanimously chosen,
nu in brief remarks promised to JusIfy
tho confidence reposed in him by
trict impartiality.
Mr. Walcott, (Rep., Colo.), secured
he passage of a bill opening the forest
eservations of O orndo for the locat
ng of mining claims.
Mr. Allen then addresed the senate
n the resolution known as the Davis
esolutlon, relauve to the Monroe docrine.
Mr. Allen'* Hpcrcli.
He contended that the Monroe docrine
was simply one of national self reservatlon,
and said that If the Inaslon
of the South American republics
y Great Britain will endanger the welaru
or menac*' the safety of this government
In any way, we should apply
his doctrine and resent her action with
ill the strength and resources of a
nighty nation. We must nc the ex- |
luslve Judges of when the doctrine is i
o be applied. We cannot, he malnalned.
permit Great Britain or any
ther foreign power, to determine when
md to what extent the acquisition ot
erritory on the western hemisphere
rlli Imperil our government
He thought, however, that It would
*e ample time to act when the Vene- j
uelan commission shall have reported, j
inu .said:
"If we shall then determine that the i
ictlon of Great Britain In acquiring |
erritory in Venezuela will imperil our
government by Imperilling ihe rights of
renesuela. It will become our duty to i
narshal all the resources of our people i
o resist the threatened or actual lnaslon.
If, on the other hand, we shall
etermlne, after due investigation and
eltberatlon, that our interests will not
>e imperiled, it will be our duty to |
bstaln fromjiny Interference with the |
ctlon ofTTreat Britain. I feel confl- i
lent, however, that the dispute over the I
ioundary line between Venezuela and
British Guiana, ta not for the primary j
mrposc of obtaining territory, but fop
he purpose of gaining control of the
)rlnoco river, which leads Into one of |
he richest portions of South America. j
f this bo true, It will be our duty to I
epel the aggressive action of that naion."
Mr. Allen warned the Venezuelan*
igatnst becoming over-elated at the
ttltude of this country and deprecated
ho* Idea of plunging England and the
Tnltnri Rtnttm Intn ft dfftdlv conflict.
hough England should be given to tin*
leratand in a manor that cannot be
ilntaken that the honor and interests
f our country will be preserved at ail
laxards and undor all circumstances,
ven though it may take every man
nd exhaust all the resources of this
latlon to defend them.
Xo Danger Wlthoot.
Continuing in this connection, he
aid: "The threatened demolition of
England and the English institutions
hat we have heard in this chamber
? not real: there is no danger from foes
/Ithout. We have simply been Indulgng
In the harmless pastime of twisting
he caudal appendage, of the British
Ion to arouse a war spirit In the
ireasts of our people, and thus Induce
hem to forget their grievances and
heir wrongs.
"We mistake the temper of the Azoercan
people. They know full well that
here Is no danger of our becoming
nvolved in a war with England or
vith any other foreign power. They
lo not seek war, and I canot condemn
n too severe terms the lack of conIdence
In the sober Judgment, the inelllgence
and patriotism of the American
people that has lead one senator
n this chamber to assert that a large
>ortlon of them would welcome war
md blood shed as a relief from their
iresent conditions.
"Much eloquent denunciation of Engand
and the English system of forcible
olonlzatlon has been indulged In In
his chamber within the last few weeks,
>ut they are as sounding brass and
Inkling cymbals?
" 'Full of sound and fury, signifying
"Florid Jangtwge has bean used, and
i willingness to die for the country
ias been expressed when there li not
he slightest likelihood of >belng called
jpon to make t'ho sacrifice, but these
v111 not meet tho situation nor solve
in- problem, Wo must meet this (juwloti
In th<* serene and pure atmosphere
:-C a cold -philosophy that rises high
ibove Hie dust and smoko and clouds
?f mere contending words. If, -after wo
tave tried this, -the sky lino Is not vls*
hie |f the ClOUUa Ol war imiuuiw
-iitiier and threaten to deluge our beuvorl
country wljh bJood. then l?t our
Influence apeak from a thousand bat 1?
'iIiIpm Vhftt ?klin the ?eaa and tun
hduttfinrt cannon tbat will wake the
^rWu?nh0H>ny.rl!^ "me ahull come,
vh eh SSd irrarrt tt may not/that Amorcan
valor mm* again bo dlepluyod on
ho Hold of Ira title In defense at Amcrl uii
Institutions and against foreign
"red nnd ngrandlxcmeivt. we may conIdontly
expect ch" *?n},,0,L ?ltr ???
rarch under the flflg of-the free. conliwSted
by the blood of a .hundred
"amStaSfS will
jr. J ?>w.. ...
>e a Leo; for wry Shorman a Johnson;
ir every 'Phonms a Jackson; for every
4liQt<tdnn a Stuart, and Mason and
Jlxon'n Jfno will bo 'Motted from the
riofi of PUo Unltrd fftalten and true
Vinrrlrnna, nortii and rdiith, welded l>y
h h](?,r \ of tli" revolution, I'ho war o*
.12, and Mio war Willi Mexico, ronnwej
>y tho rHivujKnnert't of lift I, a* lovrr,i
'o/iew and Intviwlty 'their nffeotloa by
rtr.itwi ni<-?:if, AooWiod and mustnfnod
y a Ctjj;? <1 Tjui -ipjendld Arix'rKMn
rornnnliu .d, will ;rlvc to fJio world a
Hflon In valor thn<t It Inifl novor known
>? fore."
('.Ilirr !Iii?Iiipm.
The l[:tn?hroiir,'}i Moed rowoltitlon wni
Ik n Ink on up.
Mr. JJinnrhard, (D^m., La.), #?nolco I
In support of <the resolution, criticising
the secretary of agrlculturo for not
distributing seeds.
Tito senator referred to 'the secretary
of agriculture and ?tho comptroller an
"creatures" of the President and ex- ]
pressed the (hope that Congress in vln- y
dictation of Us rights and poavers would
compel them to have regard for <tihe
Mr. Gray, (Detn., -Pel.), ?a>d that the
scathing arraignment of 'tho comp- '
troller of -tho trwisury and -the denunciation
of that distinguished member of .
tho cabinet, the secretary of agriculture
were contradictory as the comptroller
was arraigned for refusing to
execute tho law. while -the secretary
was'held up for a atrlot and literal comnllunce
wi th a law.
At 2:15 the resolution contemplating
a reform In handling appropriation
bills by distributing them among t"he '
sevral committees, moved -to refer "tihe
resolution to -the committee on rules to
bo reported back without amendment,
tho first Monday of next December.,
There was confusion In t-he chamber
with conliictlng motions anxl efforts at
an agreements on the pending resolutions.
Finally the motion o<f Mr. Allison was
adopted, 40 'to 28. The result was accepted
as -a direct victory for tho appropriations
The resolution directing ttoe secretary
of agricul ture to execoU'te the seed
was made the unfinished business, thus
entitling it to right of way after 2 p. m.
Mr. Quay called -attention, however,
to his purpose to secure action on Monday
on tho resolution referring hack
the tariff-finance bill to the finance
At 3:15 p. m. the senate adjourned
until Monday.
He win Dmitri O'Comtrll's Concliman,
anil in thU Country Served Aaron Bnrr'i
NEW YORK, Teb. 7.-Patrlek Carroll,
who was born in Templemore, Ireland,
on March 17, 1795, died In this city
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Carroll
HnVinir hiii iifo was associated at
different tlines with historic persons
and historic events.
When twenty years of age he entered
the British army, and wan on the march
in France when the news of the deelsive
battle of Waterloo was receive!.
Soon after this he became the conchman
of Daniel O'Connell, with whom
he remained until O'Connell's death.
Carroll came to America forty-flve
years ago. He secured a position with
Madame Jumel, the widow of the former
Vice President Aaron Burr, who
lived In the old Morris mansion, on
Morris Heights, probably better known
as the Jumel mansion, which stands today,
though It was built 130 years ago.
The ol<i man. who died on Tuesday,
has often told how Madame Jumel,
shortly before her death, became angry
with those in whose favor she had
made her will, and force Carroll's wife
to destroy it Mrs. Carroll made a pretense
of complying with her wishes, but
Instead burned a piece of paper and put
the will in the front of-her dress. Then
she sewed it up in the matresa of her
bed, keeping It there until after Madame
Jumel died, when she handed it to
the proper heirs.
Mrs. Carroll, after Madame JumePs
death, had in her possession all her
Jewelry, which was said to Include
some of the crown Jewels of France.
The old couple, however, gave everything
to the legatee, who presented
them with four lots in Tenth avenue.They,
however, were never able to obtain
the deeds to their property, and
when the Jewel estate was sold, some
years ago, old Carroll was turned out of
his home and the lots were sold with
* >? >? > IuvIrif Iho nlil mnn nlmnot
The heirs of the Jumel estate then
settled a small pension upon him.
The old man attributed his vigorous
constitution to the fact that he was always
early to bed and was always partial
to alcoholic stimulants. His recollections
of. persons and events remained
very clear, and he gave few Indications
of his great age. He married his
third wife when he was eighty-five.
Dora Great Dimmer -The Flood* tn New
J entry.
NEW YORK. Feb. 7.?The storm
which began Wednesday night and
raged with hurricane force all through
yesterday continued to-day. but greatly
moderated. Steamers which have
come Into port to-day report having
experienced the full force of the storm.
Throughout the country and partlcuI
inviv in Mf>w IrniAV trnfflc Ik munh
Impeded by washouts. The Rahway
river overflowed Its banks and the
streets of Kahway ore flooded. For 1
miles around the lowlands also were entirely
submerged. On some farms along
the Middlesex county line the farmers
were compelled to move their live stock
to plnces of safety.
The electric railroad in Little Falls 1
Is under water, as is also the lower
portion of the city.
In Belvidero the tmcks of the Pennsylvania
railroad were washed out for
a distance of half a mile and no tralnB 1
are running.
In Oxford people are going about In 1
row boats. '
In Flemlngton thfre was also great
damage. The Iron bridges along the
Delaware river were loosened. The
heavy Iron span ov<>r the Ilelvidere division
of -the Pennsylvania railroad at
Cooper Hill was partly washed away j
and the train could only go as far as 1
Lamberttllle. A tun-foot freshet in
the Ilondout creek last night carried j
ten or twelve canal boats and tugs, at '
Rondout. N. Y., some of which wore
sunk, and one man who was on board
one of the canal boats has not been
heard from. 1
A washout of flfty feet on the Walklll
I Valley railroad suspended travel for
four hours lant night. J Jain In the j
mountains was very heavy .
He Think* Itec?t or MrKlnlry will ?w
IS'nmtnntril. '
Martin, member of the Republican national
committee from this state, was '
asked his views on tlio letter written by
ex-l'rcflldent Harrison withdrawing IiIk
name from oonsldcrutlon In connection
I with his candldncy for the prcHtdontlul
nomination. Thin Is what Mr. Murtln j
I thinks of It:
"1 am cnvlncod," he paid, "that exI
President Harrison's letter of with- '
drnwal means exactly what It Hays.
There In nothing doubtful or equlvoeal 1
about It. Had ho remained In the field J
I or had his Utter not been written the 1
situation would have remained confns- 1
lng. General Harrison would have had
substantial iiupport from the business '
Interests of the country, nnd I think '
they regret his withdrawal. In thin 1
state and elsewhere he has mnny warm ]
and firm frlonds among the leading '
I buslneflH people, and as a candidate he 1
| would have commanded the uupport of 1
I much of that element. An the situation
stands. I Imagine that considerable of
that nupport will now drift In the direction
of Hpoaker Heed or "x-Govornor
McKlnloy, of Ohio. lioth are well (
I thought of in Pennsylvania it |?i too i
rnrly to speculate mm to which finally <
will be th<* most jnoterlnlly benefitted I
| by General Harrison's decllnntloii, but i
I It Is my Impression at thin time that the
great popular strength of the llepubll- i
( on party will concentrate in the dlrec- I
, tlon of either one or the other." J
Rends tlic Romantic Story ot Mrs.
Lyilla Spauldlng.
That She Charges with Responsibility
for an Outrage.
IVna n Virginia Girl, bnt Her Life'* Struggle
wu? lit California?lie re ft of 11 ujibnml
and Hons She U Aided (o Wealth
by the Itonanza Klligf?Her Palatial
Hoarding House?The Cauio of Her
Duinage Suit Again*! the Pullmans and
tlieSauta Fe lUUIroutl.
CinCAOO, Feb. 7.?The life story of
Mrs. Lydla Spauldlntf, the woman who I
lias brought suit against the Pullman
Palace Car Company and the Atchison, |
Topeka & Santa Fo railway for the recovery
of $100,000 damages, Is a romantic
Struggling with poverty as the wife
of an aged, unsuccessful physician, the
mother of a handsome boy, united by
social ties with men and women who
became kings and queens In the twin
worlds of finance and fashion, the mistress
of tho most palatial private hotel
and boarding house In San Francisco,
suddenly bereft of husband and son, |
the possessor of a hard earned fortune,
sustaining the loss of health, weak In
mind and body, ladened with accumulating
years, torn from her railway
apartment, rudely thrust into a dingy
cell, to be surrounded with the most
loathsome vagrants In the town of
Lcadvllle, robbed, an ohe says, of 39,000
In Jewels and money, these are some of
the successive phases, miseries, pleasures,
endeavors, hopeless features of
Mrs. Spuuldlng's history.
The woman who seeks to force the big
corporation to pay her for the Indignities
thus thrust upon her In the Colorado
town, and for which she alleges
they were responsible, was born In
Virginia. As a girl she possessed considerable
beauty and became the wife
of Dr. Spauldlng, who was many years
her senior. With him she went to Virginia
City, Nevada, In the days before
the great outburst of wealth which
made San Francisco one of the most remarkable
cities In the world. In Nevada
she became acquainted with the
Mackeys, Floods and Fairs, at a time
when the future millionaires were poor
and tolling citizens of Virginia City.
The Floods, Mackeys and Fairs prospored
and won millions while Mrs.
Spauldlng saw the prospects of her husband
and herself grow gloomier. A
son was born to them and not long afterward
they removed to San Francisco.
it J r*mioriH?iiuu nnuo
In the city by the Golden Gate soon
were settled the bonanza kings, and
while they lived In homes of splendor
Mrs. Spauldlng was using her utmost
endeavors to help her husband in his
profession. He failed and she. turning
to her former friends, found assistance.
Thoy aided her in leasing the Ralston
mansion, whose owner had taken his
own life, surrounded as he was by every
luxury wraith could bring, In a manner
so romantic and yet so startling
that It became a part of the history of
tho Pacific coast. This mansion, sumptuously
furnished. Mrs. Spauldlng
opened an a private boarding house.
Here lived Mr. and Mrs. Pair. Mr. and
Mrs. Flood, Mr. and Mrs. Mackey and
many others of almost fabulous fortunes.
The Ralston club, with its stately turrets
and broad windows looking out
upon the bay, was one of the most
elaborate edifices in the city. With
polished floors, strewn with costly rugs,
with rich mosaics, walls resplendent
with mirrors and hung with paintings
chosen by a connoisseur, parlors divided
by softly sliding doors, filled with
quaint little nooks, the place was almost
like a home in Fairyland.
Here Mrs. Spauldlng prospered nnd
happiness seemed her's until her husband,
suddenly taken 111, fell lifeless at
her feet. Adding to her sorrow, her
boy died In equally sudden manner.
Mrs. Fair became more than ever her
friend and built for her a beautiful
hotel of 100 rooms, the Uellavlsta, and
In this establishment the unhappy
woman became rich. Then her health
deserted her, and, disposing of her city
Interests, she retired a few years ago
to her country home, not leaving It
save to take an occasional trip to Europe,
whither she was on her way last
June, when, arriving at Leadville, Col.,
she waa taken from the apartment In
a Pullman palace car and placed In the
elty prinon, where, she claims, she was
detained forty-eight- hours without a
charge being made against her. When
released, having pasned two days
among thieves, vagrants and the rlffrafT
of a western mining town, she
found she had been robbed. She claims
tier detention nnd attendant Indignities
wero caused by employes of the Pullman
compnny, whom she alleges took
her money and Jewels.
The defendants deny that Mrs.
Spaulding's detention waa en lined by
them, and claim that It was brought
nbout by the civil authorities of Leadville.
who took steps to prevent the
ivoman, who Is said to have been acting
In a violent manner, from Inflicting
Injury upon herself, or possibly taking
her own life.
Iriiandonnl Nri|nvl (o (lie Hlllmnn
Trugrily. In Clilrngn.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.-?Investigations In
connection with the wholesale slaugh
tor or the KiootKo ramiiy ny anarcnist
Richard Klnotko brought to light tnrlny
a fresh nonfat Ion regarding the
killing of the Hellmnn family, nno of
the weveral parallel cases hero within
the past few months. Hellman. who
ivns a prosperous contractor, asphyxiated
his wife, four children and hlmsolf.
At the time It was suppwod to bo the
result of Insanity, but It has now boon
Uncovered that Ilollinnn had two famlIlen?tho
Chicago household and a wife
vnd two children living In Ounnnny. A
?hort time before tho tragedy occurrod,
llHIman recelvod news that hit* desertMi
wife In Germany hud discovered bin
.vhoreabouts and was even then on hor
ivay with hor children to America.
Hellmnn'* first wife arrived a few days
iftor the tragedy. and Ik now living In
tho house In which her husband and his
American family died.
Aiix-rlcum lit Trnmvnnt.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Fob. 7.?Vice
Consul Knight has cabled the state doimrtment
under date nf to-dey that tho
?uhos of tho Americans arrested at Joinnneiburg
an? now under preliminary
examination and the formal trial will
take placo April 21. The vlco consul
tlno confirms tho Associated Prows t\?)
leu ram of last nlnht station that
Hammond In out on ball.
Tlie Writ Liberty Normal School BolldItif^n
ii ii rii to the Ground Early this
MornlUK-Tlie Lou Tbuii?h Heavy In
Covered Largely l?y Imnrawce.
At 3 o'clock this morning, the Intelllgence
of a destructive Are at West Liberty
was received by telephone. About
2 o'clock, according to the story Just received,
tho quiet town was awakened
by the cry of "fire." The sky was al
I ready lighting up rrom a xiru mat uuu
got a fearful start In the new brick an|
nex to the West Liberty state normal
[ Hchool, situated in the lower part of the
' village.
I The entire population of the town
turned out to battle with the flames,
| which spread with great rapidity, but
as the only apparatus at hand was a
bucket brigade, practically nothing
could bo done to subdue the flames.
At 2:30 a. m. the new building was
practically destroyed, and the efforts
of the people were turned toward savng
the old building, which Is now used
as a class and assembly room.
The latest report form the fire was to
the effect that the old building would
be saved, probably. It stands about
flfty feet from the new structure.
The origin of the fire is unknown, but It
is supposed to have cauffht In the basement
from tho steam heating apparatus.
The loss will foot up <15,000 to $20,000.
The burned building was erected two
I years ago at a cost of J15.000 and was
I full of valuable books and Bchool appa|
ratus. The board of normal school repents,
It Is said, carried considerable
Insurance on the school buildings.
At 3:15 a. in. a telephone message was
received stating that the walls of the
burning building were falling in and
that the heat was so terrific that the
old building would probably burn.
The Inillnnlnii Fnurii Away After a Brirf
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 7.?William
H. English died at his rooms in
I the Hotel English to-day at 12:35 p. m.
I Mr. English had been 111 with the grip
for two weotks. For the past three
days the patient had lapses of unconj
sclousness and since last nlgfrt he has'
been able only at long intervals to recognise
those about his bedside.
Early this forenoon a consultation of
physicians was held and Mr. Will E.
English was notified that his father's
condition was well nigh hopeless. The
end came even sooner than was expected.
During the forenoon the patient was
unconscious, but it was possible to
rouse him for un instant and once or
twice he spoke. His talk, however, was
Incoherent. Mr. English died in the
room In the southeast corner of his hoI
tel. which he has occupied so long.
During his last hours his two children
were with him. At 8 o'clock Mr. English
rallied for a few minutes, and cr.lli
Ing his son to his bedside spoke his
name. He was unable to carry on a
conversation and soon passed into unconsciousness.
from which he did not
recover. The end came peacefully. The
watchers said he did as one going' to
I sleep* All forenoon friends of the family
were constantly calling at the hotel
to make Inquiries about the distinguished
patient's condition. Several
IIW1IT lUHi JiiK'li Air. iwikuoii liwuvu
sufficiently, to talk to his children. He
realized that he would die and told
them bo.
The news of his death soon passed
over the city, and within an hour many
citizens arrived at the hotel to offer
their services to the bereaved children.
.Mr. English has for many years past
been one of the national leaders of the
Democratic party, and has been a
power In the politics of Indiana and
the business circles of Indianapolis. He
was nominated for vice president of
the United States by the Democratic
convention of 1SS0 on the ticket with
Gen. Hancock. He was very wealthy.
Jnmeaon TInd to Contend with Only 400
NEW YORK. Feb. 7.?"I received
news from Holland last evening," said
G. Van Dett. "showing that President
Km per did not know in advance that
Dr. Jameson mean*: to Invade ChcTransvaal.
Tho Transvaal consul in London.
Montague White, cabled to President
Kruger January 17, asking him lor details
of the raid, because London newspapers
had stated the president know
all about the coming of Jameson long
before and had plenty of time to pre
pnrt? and send 4,000 well armed Boers.
President Kruger cabled that he did
not know anything: about Jameson's
advance to the frontier until December
St/, when ho received a telegram that
Jameson was cut tint? the telegraph
wires, advancing to tho frontier and
was then near Malmanl's Hay.
"That night Commandant Joubcrt
started to mobollze as many Boors as
his mesengers could reach. He was
only able to put 400 mounted Boers
Jnto the field against Jameson, when
the latter had reached Rustenburg.'
Jameson had surrendered to these 400
men before more mounted Boers could
Join them. After the surrender nearly
800 Boers came together, but for the
last four hundred there was nothing
left to do. During tho battle Ave Boers
were killed.
Tho same hour that President Kruger
got the news about Jameson, he got
his first Information about a conspiracy
In Johannesburg. The English
papers were badly Informed In stating
that Jameson had to fight 4,000 Boers
and larked ammunition, food, water,
rest. etc. Everybody known thousands
of bullets are needed In a short time for
Maxim guns, and that Jameson, having
six of them, must have had a large
amount of ammunition. In fact, after
surrender, great quantities of ammunition
was seized by the llocrs.
A Fire In Pertt.
LIMA. Peru, Fob. 7.?Via (SALVESton
'i'Avnii ?a flw? which unread ran
Idly and assumed alarming proportions
brok?' out Inst night In u factory at
Cuadaloupe, on tnfe Central railroad,
close to Calloa. It appears that a
workman act fire to a petroleum tank
and the Haines spread to two other
tanks or petroleum. The man who
caused the fire was burned to death and
600 tons of coal and one locomotive were
destroyed, It Is fortunate that the
flames did not spread to another large
tank of petroleum which was closer to
Cnllno, otherwise that elty would have
been in great danger.
.? ,
A lloy'n Trrrllitr l)ml.
HEDItXCIC. Iowa, Feb. 7.?Joe MerrU
field, the twelve-year-old son of Frank
Merrineld, shot his seven-year-old
brother with a Winchester rifle this
morning and then killed himself, blowing
the entire top of his head nway. Tho
father hud luft the lm>n together in tin'
house and thtv became Involved In a
qunrrel. Tho father had neglected the
family until they worn almost starved.
Was the Insurgent Loss at the Battle
of So Real.
After Passing Through the Hands
of the l'rcss Censors.
Ii More RcAumiiig for the KpauUh Came.
.\>wi of Undies iu which Ifebel Louii
lire (ilTviii bnt with Nothing Mnld of
I Government Louse* ? Wcylcr Enrontc
I for Hie Capital?Planter* Continue with
the HuKarGrlnilliiK Unmolested In Santiago
de Cuba?Re ported (hat Maceo la
HAVANA, Feb. 7.-NW8 was received
here to-day confirming the report
that Jose Maceo, the Insurgent leader,
is suffering from a wound in the leg.
Dispatches received from Santiago
de Cuba are of a more reassuring nature
'than tor some time past. They
state that the planters are able to continue
grinding their sugar cane -without
molestation and that the Insurgents
are not making any efforts of
importance In that part of the Island.
According to a dispatch from Matanza?
a force of 1,500 Insurgents Is encrnnped
-at the Comdex plantation, In
the Matanzas district, resting after a
long march from ?the -seat and evidently 1
Intending to push on westward shortly.
At the plantations of Union and Asturias
CueT&tns In the province of Matanzas,
an additional force of 1,000 in
euniCIIMI 19 VilCU'IirjJCU, 4iatiHB nuiiw
on the way toward *tbe province ot
A third force moving: westward under
Quintln and Bandera, trying to effect
a Junotion with Gomez's forces, was
engaged by the Spanish troops under
G'en. Godcy and compelled <to move
northward toward the coast between
Armonla and Sagua la Chlca.
It is reported that General Maximo
Gomes Is going to establish a seat of
government a?t Slguanea. province of
Sa.nla Clara.
A detachment of government guerrillas
has been engaged with a band of
fifty insurgents who left Ave killed and ,j
Ave rifles after having burned the
great cane fields In the vicinity of Esperansa,
province of Santa Clara.
"Sencion la Muerle," a-well known insurgent
leader, who held the rank of
-brigadier general (has -been killed in an
It is stated that the insurgent Iocs
a* the battle of So Real was eJght hundred.
General Canella attacked and had a
battle <with the numerous 'band under
Maceo del G<ado Nunez and Solomayor
and the forces of Bermude*.
The artillery opened fire upon the Insurgents
who were forced to retreat. '
TheyJeZt twenty-six killed and seven- j
teen prisoners and retired with numerous
wounded. The troops report five
killed and four officers and forty-eight !j
soldiers and volunteers wounded.
General Weyler had lefit Porto Rico
fn? Uxivn.a
bio AssioiraaorT.
The Columbia Spring Company Emb?r*
MKd by Drbt.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Peb. 7.?The
Columbia Spring Company, an associa
tion of wagon and carriage spring manufacturing
concerns, with the principal *,
ofllce at 62 Ninth street, Pittsburgh,
filed a deed of assignment to Attorney . I
John M. Kennedy, of Covington, Ky. |
The company had plants at Bridgeport, -l
Conn., Canton, O., Cincinnati, Fort
Plain. N. Y.. Newport, Ky., and at
points in Mississippi, Missouri and
low el Assignments were tiled In all
the states. The assets are stated to
be *271.702, and the liabilities $208,824,
consisting of the debts due of $172,487 22
and dobts about to become due of $36,336
One of the officers said some of the !
plants would hp sold and the company j
would still do business under the man- J
agement of the assignee. He said j
enough of the plants would be sold to ;
satisfy the claims of all the creditors. $
To Entertain o Petition Looking to the
Promotion of TVmpemure.
LONDON, Feb. 7.?Tlic Marquis of
Salisbury, shortly before noon to-day
received a deputation from the Church -
of England Temperance Society. The
deputation was headed by the Bishop .
of London, chairman of the society. ' '?
The premier was asked to support >
ihe bill of iho soclcty, which provides
for a reduction in the number of putollq
houses proposed by Mr. Bruce In
1871 to one for every one thousand of
the population in cHles and one for
every f-\x hundred In the villages.
Replying to the address of tho
spokesman of the party tho Marquis of
Sall?bury said <8iat tho subject did not
attract ihe government after itfhe experiment
of the past. If the govern- J
mei>t had n lot of leisure possibly K V
might deal with the question; but it
wn? unable to hold out hopes that tt
would be dealt with during the coming
All Hrttlnl.
LONDON. Fob. 7.~An editorial In the
Times says: We are enabled to make
the Important announcement that arrangements
concerning the affairs of
the chartered South African Company
have been provlsslonitlly settled. Hon,
Cecil Rhodes will return Immediately .S
and take up his rosidence In Rhodesia. fl
Further details of the settlement are
unobtainable at present.
If True.
LONDON, Feb. 7.?It was seml-ofllclally
announced this evening that
there Is good reason to believe that
Voneauela Is prepared to enter Into a
friendly discussion with Oreat Britain
on the" subject of the Uruan arrest* '
and the Incidents connected with them.
Wlinlrinlr Mnr<|errr IIriirmI.
CANON CITY. Col., Feb. 7.-BenJ?mln
Radcllfr. the slayer of the entire ),
?>ol\(?ol board af Joffersan district, Park 1
county, wan hanged at the penitentiary
to-nl^ht at 8:06 o'clock. Wrnthrr
Forcm*t for To-day.
For Wo!?i Virginia. Wostern PonnsyK q
vanla and Ohio, generally fair; westerly i
n* fiirnlnhod t>y C. flchnopf, dniKfrim, cor?
?:er Market and Fourteenth atroots:
7 a. m 37|Sp. m it
i?a. 8T|7p. m 11
12 m, 4(>|\\ eather?Chung'lo.

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