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AUGUST 31, 1894- THE VANDERBILT TANGLE Much Gossip About the Trouble. Society in a Stew Over the Scandal. The Vanderbilt Family Siding With William. Nellie Neustadter Alleged to Ba In New York—She Danlee Ac quaintance With lha millionaire. By the Associated Press. New Yohk, Aug. 30. —There was some change today in the talk about tbe troublo in the W. K. Vanderbilt family. Mr. Vanderbilt'e friends have retained from saying much co fur, but they did I cot heeitate to say today that when the | truth is known he will be amply vindi | catod. Bo far aa can bo learned from statements made to persons in the con fluence of the Vanderbilt family, their sympathies are all with the husband. They hope the matter will be settled out of court. It is not a qnestion of money. He is willing, it is said, to give his wife all tbe money she wants, but he insists upon retaining charge of the children. Cornelius Vanderbilt, as the eldest son of the late William H., is assumed to be the head of tbe family His mother inclines to his judgment in almost everything affecting the Vander bilt properties. He watches with almost paternal care tho wanderings of William K. Ever since the voyage of tbe Valiant was brought to such au abrupt termina tion, be has been worried. The first touch of domestic, trouble in the Van derbilt family was about to become public properly and he seemed power less to prevent it. Before Cornelius went to Chicago on Monday he talked with several friends in this city. He appeared to be very much worried. Some of bis associates advised him not to go, but to allow Mr, Webb, his brother-in-law, to represent the Vanderbilt interests at the Newell funeral. There was a good doal of tele graphing between the Grand Central Bint ion and Bar Harbor. Mrs. William H. and her son George are spending the summer there. Finally it was decided Cornelius should go to Chicago, anu William K. should be asked to come home at tbe earliest oppsrtunity to straighten things out. When tbe story of separation and probable divorce was made public Cor nelius and Mr. Webb ordered a special train to bring them back to the city. It arrived in the Grand Central station at 4:30 this afternoon. They wore both taken off in the yards. Mr. Webb look another special train, which left at once for his place in the country. His family had been telegraphed for and were waiting for him. Mr. Vanderbilt went to a drug stoic and telephoned to Thomote L. James at the Lincoln Na tional bank. Mr. James is one of the confidential friends of the Vanderbilts. It is asserted by friends of William K. that he was in no way responsible for the interruption of the voyage of the Valiant, but that circumstances made it necessary for him to either leave tbe vessel or leave some of his friends. He consulted friends, and was advised to discontinue the voyage. Since that time Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt have lived apart. NELLIE IN NEW YORK. Mrs. Neustadter Denies Knowing; W. K. Vanderbilt. iSW York, Aug. 31.—Tbe Herald this moruing saye : in the crush at the Ca sino last night was a handsome woman who complained bitterly because the \ newspapers had published telegrams I from San Francisco accusing her of in timacy with William K. Vauderbilt. I lor name before she was married was Nettie Cohen. Her husband procured a divorce from her under the name of Nettie Neustadter. She lives now as Mrs. Nita Allen, almost opposite the home of Chauncey M. Depew. "These western people have mixed me up with some other woman," she eaid to a reporter, "I never saw William K. Vanderbilt in my life. Ido not want to see him. I have had trouble enough without that. I did live in Han Fran ciieo and after Borne trouble with my huebund I came to New York because I saw better prospects here. It iB no body's business but my own what I am doing here, nor do I care to explain why I am living under another name. I hAve just made a theatrical engagement, and if the publicity about this Vanderbilt case interferes with 'it then somebody will have to Buffer for it." This explanation straightens cut one tangle in the Vanderbilt scandal. A BLACK-EYED SIREN. Many Victlma of Nellie Neuatadtei'a Wile, at Portland. Portland. Ore., Aug. 30.—Nettie Neustadter, the woman who figures in the family troubles of the Vanderbilts, was well known in this city four or five years ago, and spent about 14 mouths between here and Sau Francisco. The number of men in this city who have fallen more or lege under her captivating influence is legion, and the city talk in cident to her connection with the Van derbilt scandal awakens many stories of i.er exploits. Every blood of live yeara ago iv this city could give volumes of unwritten history regarding tbe black eyed beauty. While she was living hero with her husband ehe became vary intimate with a Mre. Kddie Foy, the wife of agambler in Spokane. The nature of this inti macy grew to be of a character of which the husbands of both women became cognizant and which they fruitlessly at tempted to'break np. Foy, finding his wife's affectiona estranged by tbe wiles of the Neustadter woman, committed I suicide with morphine. A QUIET BOARDING HOUSE. Mra. William Aator'a Newport Villa Used tor a Pleltslan Purpose. Newport, R. 1., Aug. 30.—Mrs. Wil liam Astor, who lives at ber beautiful country place, Beachwood, in Rellevue, for several months each summer, was astonished to learn tbat her trusted gardener, John Hammond, had been using the place in her absence all laat winter as a boarding house. When the story came to her she could hardly be lieve it, for Hammond's father worked for tbe late William Astor years ago, and tbe son has almost grown up in the tamily. He -/as a member of the com mon conncil of Newport. When Mrs. Astor accused htm, it is Baid he denied the etory, but if that was so, it was of no avail with her, for ehe diticbarged him on tbe spot. The trust reposed in Hammond made it particularly easy for him to carry hia plan into execution. He and his wife lived in the lodge in snnimer, bnt when Mrs. Astor left for town in the autumn they transferred their belongings to tbe house itself, where Mrs. Hammond en tered upon tbe duties of housekeeper. Hammond conceived the idea of making Beachwood a temporary boarding honse. He thought Mrs. Astor would not like boarders to sleep in her best rooms, so be chose all those in the rear of the house and fitted them out with cota. After everything had been arranged John looked about him for his boarders. There were carpenters and plasterers and other workmen who were employed in interior alterations in some of the big houses along Bellevue avenue. To these he want and told iv glowing colore tha life be conld offer them at a country villa, aud he said that it would not be very dear. He advanced the argument that they would be much nearer to their work than they would if thoy lived in town, and that they would all be there together. The picture was a pretty one to the carpenters and plasterers and Hammond bad no difficulty tilling his 15 cots. That it was a quiet boarding house, is established by the fact that throughout the winter nobody in the neighborhood guessed that Beachwood was a boarding house. Even Mrs. Astor who bas been here all summer, bas only juat found it out. AFFAIRS AT HONOLULU. CLEVELAND'S RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLIC. The News Received With Re.lololng by the Annexatloniats —Ruinora or n Proposed Koyallat Coup D'etat. Honolulu, Aug. 23.—The Mariposa arrived heie thie evening from Auck land and brought the news of Cleve land's recognition of the republic in a dispatch dated Washington, August oth, The news was received here with rejoic ing by the annexationists, aud with a j shade of doubt by the royalists, who claim to think the dispatch a fake. The Arowa, from Vancouver is due to morrow, and if it is found that the dis patch ia authentic, the government in tends to celebrate in tho evening. The Knglish cruiser Champion left port yesterday, after taking a formal leave of the government. Today she | came back again, much to the surprise of everyone, an it was understood that I she had gone for good. No attempts at a revolution have been ! made since tbe departure of the Phila- I delphia, although there are many I rnmors that the royalists contemplate a j conp d'etat In the near future. HAWAIIAN RECIPROCITY. A Rumor That Cleveland Deelrea to Terminate It. Chicago, Aug. 30. —A Washington special to tbe Daily News says there is a well-fonnded assertion that the presi dent said lately he would terminate the reciprocity treaty with Hawaii. His ob- I ject is to make sugar from Hawaii duita j ble. The new tariff bill expressly con i tinues ths Hawaiian treaty, which, it is asserted, gives tho sugar trnst a great advantage. Under its terms tbe treaty may be abrogated after 12 months' no > tice. Washington, Aug. 30.—The Hawaiian treaty termination story is officially de nied. An stxcltlog Klopemtnt. Bowling Gubkn, Ky., Aug. 30.—Miss Mattie Hines of St. Louis, who has been a guest of tbe Morched house, eloped this evening with Hugh B. Wright, one of the city's wealthiest young men. Mrs. Hines had kept her daughter confined in her room all day to prevent an elopement, but on coming from Buppor Miss Hines broke away from her mother, jumped into a cab in waiting, and the pair were off at break ! neck speed, the young lady being bare i headed, The mother tried to intercept j tbem at Gallatin, but failed. Miss Hines ' is a daughter of VV. H. Hines, a wealthy | stock dealer ot St. Louis. Terrible Boiler Explosion. Fergus Kali s, Minn., Aug. 30.—The engine of KnudaoU & Thorpe, who were threshing in Stony Brook, Grant coun ty, exploded today. Hank Kuudaon, one of tbe owners, waa the engineer. He was badly crushed. His father, who was tiring, had the top of his head blown off. Thomas Anderson, aged 30, was foeding. 75 feet away, when a piece of the boiler went through his thigh, injuring him so that he died in lour hours. Hans Thorpe was driving tne water tank. He was badly scalded, but may survive. Iho cause of the explo sion is not known. H. A. Getz, 112 W. Third etraot, leads in fine tailoring at moderate prices. Large stock woolens. Tooth brushes. A complete line, and we sell them at 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 40 and 50 cts.. and guarantee every brush. Lit tleboy'a pharmacy, 311 S. Spring et. In all caaes of dyspepsia, indigee'.ion or constipation, the Infallible cure is Dr. St. John's capsules, 25 cents a box, at Off & Vaughn's, druggiels, fourth and Spring streets. BLOODSHED IN SAMOA. Further Fighting Among the Natives. British and German Warships Interfere. The Rebels' Stronghold Shelled and Destroyed. A Promise to Surrender Followed by a Second Bloody Battle—The For eigners In » Critical Position. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Aug. 30.—The steamer .Mariposa, which arrived this evening from Sydney, Auckland, Apia and Hon olulu, brings news of further fighting among the natives of Samoa and final forcible interference by the British and German warships stationed at Apia. The details are given in the following special correspondence to the Associated Press: Apia. Samoa, Aug. 15. —The warships of dreat Britain and liermany have at last taken action with a view to ending the native disturbances, which have heretofore appeared to be interminable. Two skirmishes had taken place between the warring tribes, resulting in the kill ing of eight or ten natives and the wound ing of many more, and, besides, the natives had become short ot food, not having planted or looked after their crops, and they had taken to stealing from foreigners throughout the islands. Their mode of living, too, had caused a great deal ot illness, much suffering and many deaths, so that in the interests of common humanity, interference by the Dowero became absolutely necessary. Something had to be done to put a stop to the so-called warfare. It was with thiß end in view that the diplomatic and naval officials held several conferences. The ultimate result wae a resolution to notify the rebels that they must dis perse from their fortified stronghold at Latuanuu or Buffer a shelling from the guns of the warships. On Friday, August 10th, the British warship Curacoa and the German war ship Buzzard left Apia for Latuanuu. Arrived there, the rebel chiefs were called on board the gnnboats and in formed tbat their Btronghold wonld be bombarded at 9 o'clock on the following morning. During Friday nipsht, how- I ever, the rebels evacuated the fort. On Saturday morning the fortifications were ■ belled by the warships, and all were destroyed. The king's warriors had been sent overland to co-operate with the gunboats in tbe attack upon the rebels. When the bombarding gunners had finished their work, King Malietoa'e warriorß were signaled to advance and occupy the deserted position. Before the rebel warriors evacuated Latuauiiu they set lire to all the huts in the vicinity, as well as to their fort, the destruction of which the boinbarders finished, and destroyed all the broad fruit trace which were growing near. The naval authorities again communi cated with the rebel chiefs and ordered them to disperse and surrender their rifles. Instead of obeying the mandate, however, the rebel hand moved off to ward Saluaiata, which is less than 15 miles from Apia, and it was decided to again advance upon them. On Sunday morning the rebels and the king's war riors, who numbered fully 000, came to gether at I.uiiluti. The rebels made the attack and killed aud wounded several of Malietoa's men. Duriug all of Sun day there wax desultory fighting and the naval commanders resolved to again attack the rebels and to deal with tbem summarily. Early on Monday morning, August 13th, the Curacoa and the Buzzard changed tbeir positions and again opened fire upon the rebels, killing and wounding a large number. Simultane ously the king's warriors attacked them on shore. In the fight the king lost sir killed and several wounded. At this writing it ia impossible to ascertain a reliable estimate of the rebel lobb, tut it is known to have been heavy. The guns on the warships did deadly execution. On Monday evening the rebels sued for peace. Their chiefs were ordered to come on board the Curacoa on the fol lowing day. They obeyed the order and made promises of complete submission to the king's rule, agreeing to pay their taxes, return to their homes and to de liver up 100 rifles. Immediately after this meeting the Curacoa steamed away toward Apia, be lieving that the trouble was over. The Curacoa's commander was eager to catch the mail steamer Mariposa, that he might report the result of his opera tions to the British government. The Buzzard remained at the scene of the action to receive tho riflos from the rebels and see that they carried out iheir promises. Great was the surprise of the com mander of the Curacoa when, at mid night last night, the Buzzard signaled that Chief Tauiaeese, leader o! the Aana rebels, had joined the Atua narty with over 400 Aana men, and that these com bined forces had attacked the king's warriors. Throughout the night the roar of the Buzzard's gunß could be heard. Tnis morning the Curacoa got under way again and left for the scene of trouble. Captain Gibson left deter mined to demand the complete surren der of the rebels, and unless the rebels are submissive, the slaughter will undoubtedly ba terrible, as his gunners will fire to kill. It is now certain that unleßß vigorous action is taken tha position of the for eigners here will be critical. At the hour of the sailing of tbe Mari posa it is reported that the reticle have made a complete surrender, but the rumor lacks conlirmation. Nulirsiks G. A. K. Knuitton. Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 30.—The day at the G. A. K. state reunion was largely devoted to the election of officers for tbe various state organizations. Nearly every state in the union was rep resented. TEN PAGES A GIRL HOUSETHIEF. She l ed the Offlcers In Oklahoma a Leal Chase. Guthrie, O. T., Aug. 30. — Dspnty maisbals from the O-age country today brought to this city and lodged in the United Statea jail a good-looking girl dressed in man's attire. They bad ar rested her on a charge of horse stealing. There was something mysterious about the girl, who refused absolutely to talk of herself. Officers began an investiga tion. They found that for two yoars she had been a leader ol oue of the moat daring bands of horse thieves in the territory, and has long baiHed the of ficers, who were on tbe track of the supposed man. Bhe has, unaided, made away with several score of valuable ani mals. She is Mary Hopkins, the daugh ter of a well-to-do Kansas farmer, and was at one time a belle in Leavenworth. She left home to become an ontlaw be cause her parents opposed her marriage to the man of her choice. CHINESE! REVOLUTIONISTS. An Organization For The Overthrow of The Tartar Dynasty. Omaha, Aug. 30,—A local paper is •nthority for the statement that a con vention of wealthy Chinese from differ ent parts of the United States was held in Omaha last night in which a revolu tionary society was formed for tbe pur pose of interfering in the affairs of China, and it possible overthrow tbe present dynasty there. The paper prints a lengthy report of the meeting declar ing tbat it bad a reporter present. The ritual and oath nf the society having been completed, Nig Fee of Denvor, Tei Ye of Kansaa City, Lee Lung of Omaha, Tee Kong of St. Paul, Woo Foo of Min neapolis, Ah See of Sioux City, Ah Han of Dubuque, were elected delegates to a convention said to be arranged for Chi cago next month. Knemlea of Zelaya. Colon, Ang. 30.—A strange schooner has been seen off Bocas del Term, and several prominent Nicaraguan refugees nave simultaneously disappeared, giv ing rise to the report that another movement against Zslaya will begin at the Mosquito coast. NO WORD FROM BAKER. A DEARTH OF NEWS FROM NICARAGUA. Tha State Department Unable to Hear From the United Statea Min ister Atter Repeated lutjatrles. Washington, Ang. 30.—The state de partment bas received no advices from Minister Baker in reference to the arrest of two American citizens at Bluefields. Two dispatches have b»i;n sent him by tbe department, the first nctifying him that the report of tbe arrest had been received, and the second on Wednesday morning, giving him instructions. The instrnetions which are intended to cover all contingencies, give the minister authority to take any action which may protect Americans. It is stated at the department it ia not necessary to sup plement those instructions by any more, aa Mr. Baker has full power under those already sent. Secretary Gresham is at a loss to understand why nothing has been re ceived from Mr. Baker, and a third mes sage has been sent which asks the min ister for a full report of the affair, and wbat action be has taken. It has been intimated very strongly to the depart ment that tbe arrests have been unjust ifiable, and the reports thus far received, though very meager, confirm thia view. A response ia expected from Minister Baker soon. DEAD AND BUBItD. Pawnee Chnrley Hey. Apache Kid Is a Good Indian. El Paso, Tex., Aug. 30.—One of the visitorsto El Paso is Chi'.rles Gossage of Green River, VVyo., better known as "Pawnee Charley" in the west. He is the scout who went out last fall after the "Apache Kid," whc&as made life a bnrden to ranchers in New Mexico nnd Arizona for the past six yeara. "Pawnee Charley" baa known the "Kid" many years, and thought he could capture him and win the big reward offered for his bead. Ha left the trail when hn found beyond question that tbe "Kid" bad died of diieAße and has been buried about 15 miles irom Nogales. •sold to an Kug-ll.h syndicate. AprLETON, Wis., Aug. 30.—An Eng lish syndicate represented by Frank Butterworth oi Chicago has practically closed a deal for the purchase of all the paper and pulp mills in Wisconsin. The mills in the deal number 34, nnd the price agreed upon is $14,(il)0,000. The transfer will be made March Ist. Half the price is to be paid in cobli and half in bonds secured by mortgngeß. The facts as sated are admitted by inter ested parties. Cloudburst lv Texas. San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 30.—News | reached here this evening that a cload i burst flouded Walde, tho county seat of [ Walde county, and Dhanis, Medina j county, last night. After midnight the ' water in the valley was three feet deep, and the population took reitiga on higher I ground. In Dhanis three people were ! drowned. The bridges and approaches on the Southern Pacitio were washed away, which will stop trains lor a week. A Cowboy Killed. Ponca, I. T., Aug. 30.—City Marshal Nolan today ehot and killed Isaac W. Baker, a cowboy from the Ponca reser vation, and received a Blight wound in return. Baker had been arrested Satur day for carrying concealed weapons, and having been released,-came to town beut on revenge. Nolan aud other offi cers met him. In the fight which en sued, Baker was killed. Kedoir.l i Bsaol Hotel, Redondo Beach, Cel.; open ail the year through; hand somely lurn • i . room.; table unsur passed. Kates irom $15 to (25 per week. Address Lynch & Anil, proprietors. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE STRIKE COMMISSION. Rebuttal Testimony Heard Yesterday. Few A. R. U. Men Participated in the Riots. Vice President Howard Again on the Witness Stand. Soma Fmh.rr.illDc (Jneitlone Fat to the General Managers- Tho Inquiry Ailjoaruod te Wa.hlogt.n. Bj the Aiioclated Praia. Ciiicaoo, Aug. 30.—Contrary to ex« pectation, rebuttal testimony was beard today by tbe strike commission, s. O. Wade, an employee of the legal depart ment of the Rock Island road, said Dutch of the blockading of the railroal tracks was the work of experienced rail road men, W. R. Mooney, a Northern Pacific switchman of Blue liland said Debs and Howard had not advised the men to strike. They had told the men to use their own judgment. He was discharged for alleged activity in the strike. Wit ness told of the fight at Bine island, June 30th, when 400 deputy marshals stood by and saw their chief, Logan, beaten by the crowd. W. F. Guion, a reporter, was next called. He went over the Incidents of the strike at Blue island, Ferdham and Pullman. He saw tbe cars burning at Burnside. He found only three railroad men in the nearest crowd, which waa three blocks away. The railroad men were trying to disperse the crowd. One of these men said tbe instructions irom tbe American Railway nnion were to drive away all persons who might be inclined to damage property, and if they would not go, to canse their arrest. Debs and Howard afterward asked wit ness if he could hslp the order and canss the arrest of the men engaged in vio lence, bnt he to.d them he was not a detective. Vice-President Howard of the A. P.. U. was again called to the stand. Mr. Howard denied that he had advised violence and declared be had always connseled moderation and denounced lawlessness. His only remark of an "incendiary" character, he said, was the adviue he had given the men to nse coupling-pins on the A. P. A. represent atives or any other class who might en deavor to stir up trouble in the union on a basis of difference in religion. He denounced the A. P. A. and explained how emissaries had frequently endeav ored to foment distention in labor or ganizations on account of religion. Mr. Howard then suggested that the following questions should be put to the general managers, one of whom he supposed would take the stand this aft ernoon: Did the strikers at any time interfere with your carrying mails if Pullman cars were not attached to the same train ? Could you not at all times have trans ported the mails without interruption if you had not insisted upon attaching Pullman cars to the same train? Was your contract with the govern ment to transport mails any less bind ing upon you than your contract with the Pullman company, or was one con tract in any sense made dependent npon tbe other? Did your company have a contract with the government to transport the mails? Wbb your contract dependent npon yonr ability to transport Pullman cars? Did your contract with tbe Pullman company provide that you ihonld not carry the mails unless you took Pnllman cars on tbe same train? Coniniiasioner Reman did not know that tbe commieaion would navo an Oj portnnity to put the questions, but th»y were allowed to go ou record. Howard also desired an investigation of Pullman's reported statement tbat the general managers had threatened to boycott him if he consented to arbi trate with the A. R. U. He further eaid the union would show by the testi mony of Mayor Hopkins that the A. R. if. had been mure active than the gen eral managers in securing the arrest ol persons eaguged in violence. Sacrotnry Keliher, of the A. R. TJ. t and Mayor Hopkins testified at the afternoon session. Alter the hearing, the commission adjourned to meet in Washington, September 2bth. Mayor Hopkins testified at some length regarding the attitude of the police during the strike. Ho declared they had done their duty at all times. He acknowledged he wbb in sympatby with the strikers and against Pulimau, bb he bad been an employee of the cam pany and knew what an employes has to endure. Upon the matter of the mes sage of Debs to tbe General Managers' association, the mayor said : July23J. Debs, Howard and Keliher, of the A. R. U.i called and presented a communication to tbe railway man agers, asking me to take it over to them. They asked tt-at all the men be taken back, not us members of tbe A. R. U, but as individuals, except those who had committed violence during tbe Btrike. When I got there the board had adjourned and I handed it to Mr. St. John. Mr. St. John informed me thoy did not desire to receive any communi cations from tbat source, but would re ceive it iv view of the fact tbat the mayor of Chicago brought it. I say this in regard to Mr. Eean. The papers Quoted him as saying that if he was the mayor be would not allow himself to be a meseenger boy. I want to say most emphatically that Mr. Egan never aaid it, and I do not think I would have allowed him to say it." "We understand it has been stated in the press that you applied to Mr. Debs for permission to move certain things during tha strike?" waa asked. "That is not true. I'll give yon my statement in regard to it. We have a contract between tbe city of Chicago snd a man named Brennock for remov ing dead animals. His place of render ing themes in Indiana some place. H? ■■■