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SKf^Kcditnj 3ntc%enr<r.
Senator Whltaker Gels Down on
the Floor
? ..i t. and
then he talks against
Tin I'altMl Slate* Lcalbir Company'*
I*ropo*rd Monopoly of Ua* Tau Bark
Koi*???-Wy Hli Effort* ?ho leather
Truii > Knocked Clear Oat?The New ,
V I.iuiity Of *??? ? Haa Strong Opposl,mu-The
Uetkaujr Colleffit tfltvtatlon.
Hon. John A* llomrd'i Pita Btftro (lit
nuance Committee.
S;eclal Dispatch to tha Intelligencer.
... ? r?r PUTrtV XV V? I^jkh 0.?.Tto?
tanbark bill was hammered to death fln
ttie senate to-day. Senators Fart osid
Young argued strongly for the bill, saying
that it was carefully guarded; el'
lowed no tannery company to hold no
more land than was consistent with ijood
public policy, and was in the interest of
the states development. They Iwrth
thought the defeat of the bill would bo a
serious error.
Senator Whitakcr led the flght against
the bill with a motion to strike out the
enacting clause. Senator Parr stood
nlth Senator Whltaker, who doctored
(hut the bill was in the interest of an autocratic
monopoly, the United States
Leather Company, nnd he was unwilling
that the lands of the state should bo tied'
up In such hands.
The Ohio county senator (Whitaker)
? as in dead earnest, and struck Crom the
shoulder, without no return blows. The
nead oC the bill was cut off, ami It fell
1 -ad.
It is to be said for the representatives
f the leather company. Hon. P. M. Reyj
.ids and T. G. Pownall. that tbey made
1 clean .straight-forward flght for their
r. asure.and hadthe respect of those opj
osed to them. They had no lobby with
them, but stood square on the merits of
their measure. They, left to-ulght for
The forces opposing the new county
Augusta bill were strengthened this
evening by the arrival of ex-State Senator
Garrison, James S. Watson and J. C.
Pricff. of Monongalia. Those who stand
against the project Insist that the measure?
should not go further until they shail
have been given a hearing. Tho Monongalia
people say chat they are ready to
pay for a survey, and If the proponed cut
into their county can be made, and still
leave them four hundred square miles,
a" required by the constitution, they will
withdraw all opposition and agree that
Augusta county shall take Its place on
the map. An effort will probably be
made in the house to-morrow to senu ma
bill to the judiciary committee;
The TTellsbuttr Herald takes exception
to pome statements made In the Intelligencer,
concerning Bethany college, and
the proposed appropriation for Its relict
The statements were based on a conversation
with Col. Alex. Campbell, of Bethany,
a trustee of the college. This evening
I asked Colonel Campbell if he did
no: say that without the appropriation
to pas* the debts of the college, it would
close its doors at the end of this year:
"I did say so." he replied; "and I say so
now." Nobody here who knows the history
of Bethany college questions its
great services. There is the most kindly
fueling f?r it. The questions raised by
the proposition are. whether it has the
money to appropriate. Chancellor McKeever.
of Bethany, arrived to-night in
the interest of the college.
Governor-elect Atkinson left for home
this morning. Hon. N. B. Scott arrived.
Mrs. Joseph Ruffncr, of this city, appeared
before the finance committee today
and made a strong appeal for an appropriation
to establish a home for incurables.
This is a project for which
Mrs. Ruffner has labored long and zealously.
Hon. John X. Howard addressed the
house finance committee this evening In
favor of the bill of Senator Hughe? (of
Cabell), to reform the system of criminal
charges. The proposition is to put
the charges on the county, to be paid out
of fines and licenses, the remainder, after
paying charge.-, to he divided equally between
th<? county and the state. The bill
la regarded as a solution of the growing
criminal charges progress. C. B. H.
la the Mghf fuirn llennrtt Contutal
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WESTON, W. Vs., Feb. 2.?'The leading
feature of the election contost case
on trial here to-day was the evidence
of I>r. M. 8. Holt, who is a cousin of
K. A. Bennett, the contestee. and who
testified as an xepert on Idiocy and
hnndivritlnn. On cross-examination the
doctor refuned to state how he voteu,
but stubbornly maintained that certain
persons alleged to have voted the
Republican ticket, were, in his belief,
The contestee also attempted to
prove by him that Professor W. 1*.
Crump, who was chosen an alternate to
St. Louis convention, is an illegal
voter, by reason of a non-residence,
Hnrgiiiitoirti'i Itlniilcljml llrform.
Special Lriispatch to the Intelligencer.
MOROAKTOWX, W. Va., Feb. 2.?
Council last nl#ht met for the first
time this year and appointed Qamuel
A. Newman night police In^iflace of
U'-nry Cooper, who wan.-dtfrongly objected
to. Tho position of street comn
i <?io?j< r was abolished and that of
iv <Y)||. rtor r.i'-rif* (I. There are nine
applicants for day police and never.11
i -1 Kcrpmnt an.I tux collector. These
appointment# will be made at the next
irvctiiiK. T. Picked pattgh, a prominent
in reliant, wnfl appointed a* counciln.an
fn place of J. J. Wharton.who was
lected. but wan prevented by being
poatinastcr, for qualifying.
burrow Km upr.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
MOftGAN'TOWN. W. Va.. Feb. 2 ?
.Monday night n dwelling hqti?e occupied
by Wilson Thomas, near here, wsh
destroyed by fin- and lh<- family, romposed
of hlimelf, wife and bftbc, had ?
narrow "Hcapi; from being burned
a!lv*\ The fire wus causod by the gan
omlng on strong In thy night, mid
when .Mr. Thomas wakened th? houH*?
ivan ? mans of Humes. II", with great
lllllculty, rescued his wife and child,
but was not Able to save u fdngl*
thing, They wore forced to go In
their underclothes, to >i neighbor's
hou*-", xoino distance away, ami wore
nearly fcoxiin, There iv.ih ao Inxurance
on the house or It* contents.
PrMloiiN Viiliiiural 4'elntllliil.
Frori?| I'frixiich to the Intolllffoncor,
KJNdxVt >nj), \\\ Va? l'? i?. \lonxo
Meftormou, the yciunirost onmlrtal pvsr
nested m tills county, was Inided be
hlml the bare here to-day. This boy Is
thirtVvn year* old, and 1? in rhe county
Jail charged with burglary and larceny.
Ho broke Into u farm house near Pleasant
HUI, and looted it. Ho fled to Maryland
and was captured when back here
on, a visit.
Am Doctoral 1ly fha Senate Committee.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. Tlio
treaty between Grout Britain and Venezuela
for the settlement of the lohgpendlng
Venezuelan boundary dispute,
was cljitled at the stute department at
4:30 o'clock, by Sir Julian Puuncefotu,
the British ambassador, and Senor Jose
Andrade, the Venezuelan minister*
The text of the change** made In the
general arbitration treaty by the senate
committee on foreign relations nru
as follows:
Assent to the senate article one rend
09 follow*:
The high contracting parties agree
to MUbmlt to urbltrutlon in accordance
with ?he provisions and subject to tflfo
limitations of this treaty all question*
lit difference between them which they
may full to adjust by diplomatic negotiation."
The senate committee to this added
the following:
"But no question which affect* the
foreign or domestic policy of either of
the high contracting; parties, or the
relations of either to any other #tat??
or power, by treaty or otherwise, shall
be ? subject for arbitration under this
treaty except by special agreement."
Article 7 International treaty, reads
aa follows;
"Objections to the jurisdiction of an
arbitral tribunal constituted under
this treaty shall not be taken except
ns provided In this article. If before
the close of the hearing upon a claim
submitted to an arbitral tribunal constituted
under article III or article V,
either of the high contracting parties
shall move such tribunal to decide, and
thereupon It shall dbclde that the determination
of such claim necessarily
involves the decision a disputed
question of principle of grave general
Importance affecting the national
rights of such party as distinguished
from the private right* whereof it Is
merely the InternatlonalrepreMpntatlve,
the Jurisdiction Of such arbitral tribunal
over such claim shall ceaso and
the same shall be dealt with by arbitration
under article VI."
Article 7 as amended by the committee
Is as follows:
"Objections to Jhe Jurisdiction of on
arbitral tribunal constituted under this
treaty shall not be taken except as provided
In this article. If at any time before
the close of the hearing upon any
matter except territorial claims submitted
to an arbitral tribunal, constituted
under this treaty either of the high
contracting parties, shall declare that
the determination of such matter necessarily
Involves th*? decision of a disputed
question, which la excluded from
arbitration except by special agreement
by the operation of article 1, than
the Jurisdiction of such arbitral tribu- 1
ual over such matter shall ceuse."
The committee struck out entirely,
without Inserting anything In It*
place 10. which provided thnt Kin*
Qflcar of Sweden, should have the naming
of the umpire In case of dispute. i
'An the representatives of their ?eBpectlve'
governments. Sir Julian 1
Panncefote, the British ntribfcssador,
and Senor Jose Aiulrade, the Venexu- i
elan minister to Washington at halfpost
four o'clock this afternoon at the
atate department signed a treaty providing
for the settlement by arbitration
of the long standing dispute over
th-f boundary between Venezuela and
British (Julana. which has not only
ruptured the-relations between the ;
lrinritmlM and k?*i>t them anart dlt>lo
matically for years, but has threatened
to involve the two gr.?at English- ;
speaking nations In hostilities.
The treaty was really complete sev- 1
eral days ago, so far as all of til* de- 1
tails were concerned, except the Insertion
of one name, and there a blank J
wuh left to Ml It with the name of ji 1
British Jurist Some difficulty had
been experienced iu finding the sec- !
ond member of the British supreme 1
tribunal who was willing to assume the 1
arduous task of arbitrator and also
could be spared from the bench, ft was
not until this morning that word came 1
over the cable that such a person had
been found In Justice Collins and that 1
his appointment had been ratified by 1
the British privy council, a necessary
formality. '
The treaty Is now ar. accomplished !
fact, suya the single act of ratification
by the Venezuelan congress. '
The signatures were written with a
special pen, a beautiful gold holder and
nib, tipped with tin eagle feather and '
ornamented with n gold heart studded 1
with diamonds. This was sent from
Venezuela for the purpose and will be
the property of Senor Andrade, brother
of the minister.
Ou Right luillrlmrnfa*
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 2.?S. A. \
Jacobs wris arrested to-day on eight In- .
dlctments for obtaining money under
fnlse pretenses and four for forgery. H. j
A. Jacobs & Company, manufacturers ,
of boots and shoes In this city, failed j
last August and since then Jacobs had '
worked as u traveling salesman. The
transactions on which the indictments
are bas?*d occurred prior to the assignment.
The ninout of money represent- .
ed t>y the paper claimed t<? be fraudu- l
lent was $3,800 and it was obtained i
from the German-American Having* 1
Company, which Instituted <!i<- i
criminal proceedings, but those familiar
with the case declare that the sum I
involved Is very much larger. Jacobs .
was arrested and released on 120.000 ?
Braiilry'a Drtrrmlunftun. I
WASHINGTON, 1>. C., Feb, 2.?It Is 1
reportod at the capltol to-day on what
Js believed to be good authority, that
Governor Bradley, of Kentucky,has de- '
elded to appoint .Mr. YerUes as senn- j
tor from that j?tat?? upon the* retire- ;
ment of Senator Blackburn. In March,
and not to <-ull th?? legislature In
flexion. Ho taken th" position. it l*
hiiIJ, that the appointment will l"*
MUMtalned by the Menu to btcftusu tin*
leKislnturo will not bo In seasJon- when
th?j vacancy occurs.
I'ritaliiiia lo WrM Vlr^u'mia. '
Special Tiii?pntt'li to tho Intelllurncer.
WASHINGTON, I). C? ITel). 2.?!*?'??idonn
have Iwwn grnnte<l to Wf.-t VlrglnlunM
tig follows: Original, ltleliard
C. Iiork, KIU Garden. Inoronnc. William
Al. Talder, Foetit, Herk?dry county,
and Doivllt Hmout. Oredo,
Wnyn* county, original \viilow?,Mury
A. I>av|h. Huntington, <'aboil mini,v.
HamuM Tilby, ??f Wayin-afourjf, Pa., Ium
received a ciTtlilcnt'' of Increano.
Iligriilnm U'rtl Virululmit.
HprrJn! I'Hpntrli to tl|0 Jntdlllconcer.
WASHINGTON, |>. C., FVh. L'.?Put <'titm
have l.oon urnntud t i th?? follow*
Ititr Went VlnMnln tin: .To.fep.i <\ ?.*.tng?M\
HlH'plu'iiNtovvn. Hi chain;
Milliard It. Smith, Jtuih Hun, cur coupling.
The Total Destruction of Pennsylvania's
Capitol liuildlng.
Autl ll?? Pin mi ? Visitation (li>t will
Miike (lie I.rgttlatora lteallxe That They
Onglit to Have lire it Lodged Itt a Bnlldlucr
More Befitting the Wealth and Dig
??!ty of the Statc-^u Old Century Bar*
rack* That Should Have Ueeia Demolished
Venn Ago-Iuefllcleney of{]IlarrUImrg
Fire Department Illumed for the
HABRISBUJIO, Pa., Feb. 1?Th?
Pennsylvania statu capltol was destroyed
by 11 ro thfci afternoon, the legislative
halls ure In ruin* and n now
structure must rise from the ashes that
has served an a meeting place of the
Pennsylvania legislature since 1822. The
flames wlthlni thejhort space of one hour
ate up one million and a half dollars'
worth of property. The inefficiency of
the Uarrlsburg volunteer fire department
Is generally blamed.
The house was in session and the senate*
was about to convene after a few
minutes recess about 1 o'clock when the
ilanies were discovered. Smoke could
bs seen in small volumes pouring out
Into the capltol grounds from the house
windows. The members were not mindful
of It until the great clouds rolled by
the windows. Instantly there was a
motion to adjourn, and all was consternation.
In the senate the members were lolling
about in their seats. The place began
Co smell the smoke and * *?n dense elouds
rolled down the rear elevator ihaft.
Senator John C. Grady, of Philadelphia,
quickly warned the senators ami there
was a general hustle to remove effects.
Fire atoms were sent in, and the dignified
senate became a mass of howling
men. Desks were being Jerked loose
and carried out. The same work was
going on In the house chamber.
Out In tlv grounds great crowds
quickly gathered. The tlam?'S were then
shooting out of the roof over the lieutenant
governor's chamber, where the
fire originated. The fire department
was slow to arrive and the hose men
about the capltol were doing their utmost
to check the blaze. It was useless.
The fire licked up the little streams of
water. At last the local copanles started
streams on the senate wing roof, now
u sheet of flames. The water had hardly
i-tiMiurh tn rrvieli the blaze.
Rapidly the flames destroyed the roof
and ate their way down into the sonate
chamber. The men who were trying
to recover property were driven out.
The flames shot along the senate roof,
wound themselves about the dome and
ont olhe roof of the house chamber. A1Bnow
fulling, the wood work burned like .
Under. Soon there was u lire in every
portion of the building and t,here was
no hope for the historic structure.
During the lire several persons were
slightly Injured by fulling tllhbera. For
a thno it looked as though the udjoln- ,
ing department buildings would be destroyed.
but a shifting wind saved them.
About 2 o'clock the flames were under
control, the fire Having "been -confined i
to the capitol building.
The records of the uesskm wore saved.
The contractor for the Improvements
in progress had an insurance of $70,000.
his contract not being finished. The departments
in the burned building were
tho following: Senate and house commlttee
rooms., senate librarian's rooih,
senate chief clerk room, smoking room, ;
barber sop in senate, lieutenant gover- >
nor'a room, room of president pro tem, *
nchool department, house chief clerk's i
room, speaker of the house room, resl- (
il?*nt clerk's room, two telegraph offices,
room of the Ilarrlsburg legislative correspondents'
association, paster and j
folders' departments, clook rooms in
both branches and the engine rooms. ,
There is talk of tlnlidiing the session
either In Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, |
but Senate Librarian Miller says a room
can be secured here.
?! >.. inti.mli'rit at Public Buildings i
Delaney. who estimates the total loss i
lo he $1.COO,000, said:
"I will ftKht for the rebuilding on (he i
colonial style. Wo will have ? meeting ,
>t the buildingcommittee as Noon as th" ;
house and senate .committees can bo
appointed. 1 don't think that it is pos- 1
nihle to take the session away from
Harrisburg, which city is named in the
constitution as the place of meeting." i
There is not much over $100,000 insur- ;
unee on the building and contents, ac- ]
cording to the statement of the treasury, 1
olllolals. i
The burned capitol was built early in i
the century, but was nevertheless re- I
irurded as one of the handsomest speed- I
mens of Ionic architecture in the coun- l
try. The building was of red brick, i
with white trimmings. It was sur- :
rounded by n park of ten acr??s and stood i
on an eminence almost in the centre of :
the city. The main structure was two ]
rind one-half stori<*s high, surmounted :
by a large dome, from which a fine view ;
i>r the surrounding country could be <
hod. The capitol's dimensions were:
Length 180 feet: width 80 feet. Th* cor- i
ner stone was laid on May .11. 18i?, by
finvernor Flndlay. The building was I
finished In 1821, and wan first occupied :
by the general assembly on tfic* I'd of s
January. 1821 On each side was a wins, s
thai on the north being; occupied by the l
nenattt anxl the southern wing by the i
house. At each end of the building, i
separated from It by a narrow space, i
ure located two bulldthgs, containing I
the iitate treasury department and ad- I
lutant general's oMlce and other state j
rfflceff. About 100 feet south Is the mod- I
rn granite building Known as tin? ex- .
cutlve building, recently erected at a t
rust of nearly a million dollars, for the
Accommodation of the governor, uttor- 1
n?'V general and secretary of state.
? I
'Phis building also shelters the state (
library and a portion of It Is used as <
i wtate museum. The library Is one of I
ieh finest In the World, and until two v
years ago was quartered In the struc- 1
inn* destroyed by lire to-day. It was
I lie danger from flr?* that constantly
nenaced the library In the old building \
bat Induced the authorities to erect the <
lire-proof structure In which It Is now 1
ocntcd. I
There are three* fire companies on the ' ?
ground to-night and the fire .still burns ?
n the cellar and part <?f the house. r
I'r.*! K in pro. tem. McCaitvlI, .?r the I
letiate. and Speaker Hoycr, of the i
imioe. and the memberH of the board |
if public property mot this evening to
irranw for place* of meeting for both |
minchcH of th<* legislature to-inorro\v. :
It witH decided that the senate Hhtili I
ncl In tin- Htipreme <*oni-i room and I
UTHngemcntH were mode for the n?''?'t- |
iik "I' tin* Iiquh'' In a room on the second j
lor of the pout office building. |
Governor Hauling* In expected to wend j
i mesnngo to the Icglnlnhirc to-morrow
nornlng In reference to the dentnietlon
f tho mill" cnpltol building and recomlondlng
Imuvdlnto notion on tho purl
?f flie k?g|Mlntui<\ with ? view |o the 1
'<Htor.K Ion of tho nipt to] building. '
It Is likely t 1mi Joint kchbIuiih of both i
imnahop of tho legislature will be hold f
o-morrow or Thursday to decide upon <
lie future meeting places. >
'file GrraUit MuriUrrr Kvcr Known U
Arretted KllleJ Kuniitcn l'eupla.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2.?Oorjjo
Edward Butler, alios Auhe, tho murderor,
whose arrival on tho ship Swanhildo,
ho long expected, 1a now In Hun FrancUco
jail. Tho Swanhilda was sighted at
5:1G this morning coming through the
heads in tow of tho tug AJlce. The tug
blew six whistles, tho signal agreed upon
If Butler was on board, but detectives
waiting down the bay at Megga' wharf,
did not hear them and. although they
knew the Swunhllda was coming in, they
did not know whether Butler was on
board. Suddenly a red light Hashed out
through the darkneas. This was anoth
t-r nikiiui aiiu me uuicera nueiv wieir iiiuii
was there.
The custom boat Hartley, which hail
been placed at the disposal of the police
was hoarded by six detectives, four
newspaper men- and four revenue officers
utid the little vessel steamed rapidly
away fotheSwanhilda,which wa? met off
Fort Point. The detectives remained
concealed In the cabin while the revenue
oflle-m went on hoard the Swunhllda to
see If Butler had been put in Irons. They
reported that he hud not. and the detectives
went on the slrfp. Butler was pointed
out uud In a. second he wai handcuffed.
He denied that he was Butler, but
was positively Identified by Detectives
Mcllattle and Conroy", who came here
from Australlafor that purpose.
The suspected murderer was taken on
board the Hartley, which soon landed
him at the wharf. The patrol wagon
was In waiting and he was whirled off to
Although the arrest was a complete
surprise <o the suspected man he maintained
remarkable coolness and calmly
puffed u cigarette as he went ashore.
Captain Fraxier. of the Swanhllda,
said Butler shipped with him as a seaman
under the name of Lee Weller, one
of his victims. All went well on the trip
across the Pacific and it was not known
that the notorious murderer was nn
board until yesterday, when It waa
known the vessel was near San Francisco,
Butler asked Captain Frazier when
the pilot appeared to slow up as he expected
letters from Australia. When
the pilot came aboard, Butler approached
him and asked: "Well, Is it yes or
no?" The pilot did not know what he
meant and he gave no explanation. Caplain
Frazier was informed by the pilot
that it was supposed Butler was on
board under tne name or J-ioe weuer, ana
told of the arrangement* for his cuptut^.
Captain Frazl^r agreed to do all
In his power to help tlio police. Nothing
was said to Butler and the ship was
brought Into port.
It was agreed that when the crew lined
up for Inspection Captain Frnzler was
to Klip In front of Butler. When the police
came on board and the men lined
up. Butler xvas the second man In line.
Captain Frazler stopped an Instant in
front of him and at the same time Sergeant
Bonner, of the local police, covered
him with a pistol. Butler's hands went
up like a flash. Irons were clipped over
his wrist* and one of the most notorious
criminals of modern time:* was a prisoner.
Detectives McfTattle and Conroy, who
knew Butler In Australia, Conroy having
narrowly escaped being one of his
victims, were <l!ngul.?ed when they
boarded the Swanhllda. When they
charged Butler with the Crimea attributed
to him lie professed entire Ignorance
und denied that his nam.* was Butler. On
the Bartl^y. on the way to the shore?
ttro dtsgotoes wenj removed and *till
Butler pretended not to know his cap-1
On the voyage from Xew Cattle Butler
worked as an ordinary seaman. In his
kit were found garments bearing different
marks, which corresponded to the
Initials of some of the victims.
The Australian officers are overoyed at
the successful outcome of their long and
weary wall. Extradition papers have already
been served and unless something
unforseen happens Butler and his custolians
will sail for Australia Thursday on
the Monowal.
Butler is extremely English In appearance
and speaks with a pronounced Encli.-'h
accent. He gave his name at the
2lty prison as Elgnn. .
Butler is credited by the Australian police
with having murdered fourteen men.
Ills plan was to entice men whom he
knew to have money into the interior
under the pretense of examining mining
Malms and then murdering them. His
last victim was Capt. Lee Weller. a retired
sea captain. Butler took his money
and clothes and shipped on the Swanliilda
under the name of Weller.
Butler declines to be interviewed, refusing
to make any statement as to his
Identity furt'her than that his name is
Elgan, but he admits having shipped
under the name of Lee Weller. Ho refuses,
however, to give and reason why
lie assumed Weller's name and declines
to admit that he ever knew Weller. He
rays a man is Innocent until he is proven
guilty, and says he will make no statemen)
regarding any portion of his past
liistory, Butler appears undisturbed by
Ills position and Insists unconcernedly
luoua glances. He affects to be rather
Amused than otherwise n't his predicament.
Ho is below medium height and
leddedly Insignificant in appearance.
He has a malevolent expression, but
liardly looks like a confirmed criminal.
He Is apparently about twenty-seven
/cars old and his address suggests a man
it fair education.
When his baggage was brought ashore
my amount of incriminating evidence
was found carefully packed In his beongings.
A photograph of Mrs. Weller,
i pair of Bluchers, on which were
damped Weller's name., two watches, a
tpetuacle ease and watch chain with
ocket, bearing Leo Weller's name, and a
number of books, on the fly leaves of
vhlch were th<* names of Weller and his
.vlfe. and many other articles recorded
by detectives as positively connecting
dm with the murdered sea captain and
jrospector. The detectives are very postlve
as to the identity of their prisoner
md scoff at -any poK.dblllty of a mis,ake.
When the Monowal s^.Hh for Australia
Friday. she will take Butler, ynd the
\ustrailan detectives. The prisoner's
jivscnce Is required before United States
' mtt Commissioner 1'eaeoclc next Mon
lay. anti n isynur ni?iu<-n u u ciihhmi
fi'iisj* to ills JxtradlUori, a* ho ?ay? ho
vlll .lo, he may remain In San Prancisoo
'.it- several weeks.
When ho was taken before the eommlsrioner
thl* aftornoin he paid hi* name
va:< Welter. Afier Constable Conroy,
,f the Australian police, had Identified
dm as Butler, the alleged murderer, Hie
irlaoner'fl attorneys asked f"r u contJn*
mtico for ton day*, In order to prepare a
lofonse. Next Monday was x??f by the
Minmliwloner n.? a compromise date for
joth sides. Butler maintains his policy
>f reticence anil absolutely refuses tn
IIjs-.mt.-h his pa.?t, oxcopt for momentary
at)He.?, when a shrewd question throws
.,.,11.. .,ff l.lu ...l.lvl
11 III Mi l"J "? llin
displaying much cunning, hut it Is of
ftthcr a low ofdt'r. He.refuaM oven to
nok at a reporter unlc-.- ?? the ncwffpaper
n;in kt'i-pfi him Mupull; ?1 with cigar*.
!>? HnjoltoH In'.s'.irvtly. When
1.4 hrlbod. he will II : t-? (lue.stloti",
nit will seldom return jvpllen.
'Ilin CIlMrlty Hall.
JCRW YORIC, I*V-?. 2. -NOW Tnrlc soiloty
and nmny member* of the fashonablc
drolcit of othor cltlen, to the
lumber of m?-\ r 11 thousand. <lnnccd
or charity's mifco <it the Metropolitan
)pern House t<i-night The occasion
vas to be in every way worthy of Its
nodal and kindly tradition*. The only
decoration*, us In pant yearn, wan the
singlo word MCharlty" In Incandetcont
lights back of th? stage. Ah a result of
the affair, a good many thousands of
dollars will be available for distribution
among the. poor. Channcey M.
Depew, with Mrs. William M. KlngsUnd
on his arm, led the grand march.
Uoei Into the Handi of ? Rtcrlvtr-The
Cause of (be P?llirr<
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 2.?The
Pennsylvania Lead Company went Into
tjje hands of receivers to-day. Liabilities
Thy uDolicatlon for .1 receiver was
mode by George S. tSriscom. us trustee,
and H. E. Anderson, who set forcn In
the hill that the defendant company Is
Indebted to Grlscom to the amount of
$1)68,000 and that Anderson held one
hundred shares of its capital stock at
open value of J100.
The liabilities oT the concern are
placed in the bill at $1,400,000. In the
form of commercial paper. Of this.
*550,000 mature In February, 1897. A
large part of this lias been Indorsed by
President Schwartz, who was recently
stricken with paralysis. These obligations
and indorsements ure held in
Salt Lake, Utah, Pittsburgh, New
York and London. Over $50,000 worth
of paper went to protest on February
I. tor non-acceptance and ndn-payinent.
The company It is stated. Is in its
present condition unable to ineet or
renew its obligations and suits would
be brought by its creditors, causing
levies to be made upon $800,000 worth
of valuable property.
The concern employs clerics In its
offices and skilled men In Its works, to
the number of one hundred and sixty,
many of whom will have rights and
preferences In Its assets.
President Schwartz Is also the sole
fwner of the Pennsylvania Smelting
Company at Salt Lake, Utah. At the
bead of these two companies he Is compelled
to buy lead, silver and gold ores
In nil parts of the west and throughout
Mexico. These ores are srnelt?*Q and
Utah und reflned at Lead Works Station,
oti the Pan-Handle railroad.
All these consignments of ore must
II.. lmtu.hr for ib i mtmh ulint miuh nnil
this necessitates at uil times the slgnature
of the president to the notes
With which the business of the two
companies is carried on. As it was impossible
for the company to go ahead
with its work with Mr. Schwartz in his
present condition and with no head to
the concern, the courts ordered that
two receivers be appointed and transact
the necessary business.
The court names Messrs. Oriscom
and Anderson as receivers and directed
them to give bonds In the sum of
Just previous to filing the bill the
company conferred Judgments to CrlsCOtn
as trustee for its creditors to tlie
amount of $949,248 63. which with the
attorneys' commission added, makes
$968,232 60.
Of the l<atf llnrrrr Cirrclrj* Ariettrtl a* n
Horse Thief.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2.-A degenerate
relative of Horace Greeley, the great
editor, is'now conflne<l in the county jail
a confessed horse thief. Behind his capture
is a story of wild, reckless riding;
by the robber over snow-clad mountains
and the dogged perseverance of Frank
Griffith, deputy constable, of Honford.
who pluckily trailed the gantr for five
weeks and arrested young: Greeley this
morning. Still another member of the
crowd is Fred Rood, who is in Jail and
the third will soon be apprehended. They
are accused of having: crtoldn thirteen 1
head of horses, a little over five weeks
ago. also about flf:een miles south of
Hanford and some distance from Tulare I
City, close to theTularecounty line. Griffith.
accompanied by Deputy Sheriff
White, arrested Greeley while the latter i
wan eating: breakfast at his father's
house. Greeley,
who is about twenty-five
years of age, confessed the crime, but 1
refuses t?? divulge the identity of his
partners. His father, who claims to be 1
a cousin of the editor, said his son had
I only recently given indications that he 1
[ was on the wrong course.
Four Men Kntonilml. j
MOUUIl'iUAi .tlli'ii., rcu, ?rum
men are entombed in the burning
North Tamarack mine, which caught
fire to-day and small hopes are entertained
for their escape. Jt Is thought
probable that all are already dead
from breathing the confined gaaes. Tiie
missing men are:
Peter Llmpea.
William Llmpea. nped twenty.
William Tomaczhoskl.
Antolne Tomaczhoskl. aged sixteen.
Shortly after seven o'clock this morning
the announcement was made that
a fire had broken out In the North
Tamarack mine, situated about a mil"
north of the famous Calumet and HecI
k.t. An alarm was Immediately sent
I to the one hundred men employed In
the shaft and all but four escaped.
I How the fire originated is a mystery.
When It was found the four men were
i missing a rescuing party descended In
i the mine, but owing to the gases could
| ?:et no further down than the rourtn
I level. The cage, however, was kept t
i running past the levels where the men ]
were supposed to be,but as they did no: ,
appear, It la more than probable that
I all are dead. ^ i
A Xnr Hchcme.
ST. LOUIS, .Mo., Feb. 2.-A special \
i from New York says: Information has
I been received by member# of the 1
chamber of commerce of New York,
that President-elect McKlnley will
solve the cabinet question us- It relate*
to New York state, by having; a de- j
pnrtinent of trade and commerce ere- {
a ted early In his administration, and
then placing a New Yorker at the hend :
of It. The work of the department as ,
outlined will be chiefly to look after
fort Ipn c itntni rce. The secretary ?>f the ^
department would have charge of the
registration of ships and would divide *
with the treasury department the work J
at different ports. His chief duty would
be, however, to promote the American
shipping Industry by recominemdiri'-r
legislation and taking other st.'ps to
restore the country In the position It 1
once occupied In respect to shipping. 1
l'lule Attain,
PTTT8IHJKGH, Pa., Feb. 2.?The an- i
nual meeting of the Pittsburgh Plato J
Glass Company, controlling the plate ^
Blass factories of the country. Is in session
hero to-day. Great interest In innn1
Tested In the meeting, as there Is a
bitter flitht being made for control, c
During the past year th?* net profits t
wero 1726,471 M?. which Is 7|ii percent on j,
the capital stock. Tin earnings of the n
last quarter, however, were hut threefourths
of one pur cent, or at. the rate
of but .1 pur ivnt per annum. The decreaso
Is attributed to the groat depressioii
In business During tin- past four ,
w?? ks I he stock declined from ??s to f?0. e
offer <1 at noon to-day, ami yesterday
it sold at RC',4. .v
I'lnitrrr'n Two Oilier*.
I.ANPINM. Mich;, peb. The mi- (l
pt me mn t i-day declined ? ? take up j,
the petition for a mand.imus to compel
theotistiwr of Governor Plngree as mayor
of Dotroii. excepting as an appeal 1
{rem the county court. l;
Although There Were Many
Callers at the House
Among (he Moit DlatlaxaiihMl Guest*
Were Krnator*Klect JIuon and Son, of
Illinois?A Delegation From Aflseonrl
Drnjia Down on the Canton Cottage*
There St my lie Some Stiprlscs la (he Bl?t*
ler of UUIiIiib Out (he Portfolios*
CANTON. O.. Feb. 2.-There were no
cabinet boomers among the visitors at
the McKinley homo to-day. There were
many callers, however, moat of them being
seekers after offices in their own'interest
.or for minor appointments in their
district or city.
Anions the most distinguished people
to call on the President-elect was Senator-elect
Mason, of Illinois, andjfcia son
Lewis. They lunched with the Preaident-elect.
In conversation with an Associated
Press reporter, Senator Mason
said Illinois was perfectly satisfied with
having been favored to take care of Uncle
Sam's money box.
"1 am not here on any cabinct matters,
as you can judge," said Senator Mason.
"But had not your visit some political
significance?" was asked.
"It has some," he said.
"We have a big state out there and
many offices to fill. You can therefore
guess pretty accurately that my talk
with the President-elect will have some
bearing on this."
During the morning a party of six
traveling men. headed by Judge F. E.
Deilenbaugh, of Cleveland, called upon
Major McKinlcy to pay their respects.
While cabinet talk was at a standstill
this morlng it revived during the afternoon
by the arrival in the city of Ave
prominent citizens of Missouri. *
Editor J. T. Bltttnger, of the St. Joseph
Herald, said they came fo present the endorsements*
of the Missouri general assembly
for Major William Warner, of
that state, for a position In the cabinet
and hope to have him named for secretary
of the Interior.
The delegation took dinner at the Hurford
House and later called on Major
The SKnatlou Very Grave In Certain District*?
Me???ire? of Relief.
(Copyright, 1S97. by the Associated Press.)
KAIPURt Feb. 2.?The special correspondent
of the Associated Press,
who Is inquiring Into the famine ravaging
in this, the largest district of
the Central province, havlng-a population
of 1,500.000, finds the situation very
grave. This is the center of the nee
growing Industry, which is the only
crop grown and. as It has failed, there
is :i total extinction of fowl stuff In
this locality and real famine exista.
About 1.300 villages are affected. The
relief work have given employment
and the means of subsistence to 50,000
persons. .
The worst part of the District of
Dharmaliara. thirty miles from here,
where the lamentable conditions prevail.
Many people have already died
of hunger and many others are dying.
The staff employed in the work of reHi
ving the sufferers is inadequate to
cope with the enormous area. If the
work of relief had been properly arranged
earlier the mortality would
lavt* uitii it-sa.an uiv iuu? ???v
ing the speed of disease. It will, take
three roo?1 years to recoup the losses
in this district.
The poor, houses are a fair Criterion
af the condition of the people. Besides
the professional beggars, they are
crowded with laborers reduced to the
last stagtf of skeletons. Their bodies
ute emaciated and the skin is hanging
In large folds. Others have swollen
stomachs and signs of acute privation.
It is found that the cattlemen and
ryots of field workers, usually lusty
men, are unable to do anything and
the women are in the same condition.
3ne woman, who was lately confined,
had been attacked by rheumatism,
caused by exposure, and is paralyzed.
Eer baby is horrible to look at. Its
imbs are about the size of pipe stems
ind its sunken eyes have a most pitejus
look. No provision has been made
'or. these cases. The minimum dole of
rood is only enough to keep body ana
soui together, it does not sufllco to
build up the system again. There la
vhere the private charity is wanted. :
It is useless to attempt to send the i
natives to the hospitals. They prefer
:o die.
Some horrible sights were witnessed.
\ man with both legs eaten away, was
i mass of white- scabs, and others
vere nearly as bad.
<"' ? ?(*??? fMo to ?hn
ivorst yet seen. There Is urgent need
>f funds here. The correspondent.
tears that In the Jubbulporo district
renditions are even worse than here.
1 f seed is not sown the people will be
itterly incapable of procuring food and
he conditions next year will be tod
iwful to contemplate.
The government was late In realiing
the gravity of the situation. Had
ellef measures been' Instituted earlier,
nuch of the distress existing, could
lave been averted.
The food supply In this district Is \
icanty, and will soon be exhausted.
Walrott In Frnijce.
PARIS, Feb. 2.?Under the auspices of
if. Thery, editor of the Economist, and
Deputy Fongeroil. both prominent bU
iKUliists, Senator Edward O.Wolcottof "
Colorado, who Is visiting Europe In thf? ;
ntercstof bl-metaJfism.haiditfchOTt IntefMeiv
with President Faure on Sunday.
!incc then he has seen M. Loubet. presllent
of the senate, and Magnln, the preni<
r. to-day, and will start for Berlin
his evening.
The Prlnrr (irti III* Divorce.
CHARLEROI. Belgium. Feb. 2.?Th?
Prince do Chlmay was to-day granted -v
i divorce from his wife, tho princess 1
lo Chlmay, formerly Miss Clara Ward,
f Detroit, on account of her nilsconluct
with Janos Hlgo. a Hungarian
rypsy musician, with whom she eloped
ant summer-. Thorn were few people
nesent at the close of the proceed
Only Grip She Kv?r lUdi
WASHrNOTON. II. C.. Frk l-E*.
Jueen Lllluokalanl has a mild touch of v
ho grip anil wus compelled to keep to
ior apartments to-day Instead of visit- '
hk the capitol, as planned by her.
Wentlier Porrmtl IV?r To-dny.
For \WM Virginia, fair: northerly winds.
For Western Pennsylvania, fair, pre* !
eded hy showern In easttfrn portion ir
arly morning: northerly winds. ,.>ra
For Ohio, generally rnlr: northerli
vlnds, becoming vnrluble: plight rise In
latent Tempemlnre,
The temporal lira yesterday as observed
v C. ^Yhnepf. druggist. corner Fourteenth ,
iid Mutliot street i;, was ns follows;
(lly request.)
; n. ut T?jS p. m I
) n. m :is;i it. m i i
l m Went her?Rain, J
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