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She Attempts to Sing in Paris Bat is
Frightened Away *
Franlcin Leisinger'a Unfortunate Debut
Among Her Country's Enemies.
A Pathetic Letter to the Managers of the
Ho Will Import Improved Machinery
to the United States for the
Manufacture of That Staple
Other Foreign News.
Poor Marguerite.
1SS7 l > v James Gordon liennclt , ]
PAWS , Sept. 15.-fNow York Ilerald Ca
ble Special to the BJIK. ] The heroine and
victim of the latest Paris scandnl is M'llo
LelHlnger , the German prlroa donna , who
made her first and last appearance In Paris
opera the other evening as Marguerite In
"Faust" Qrcat thlncs were expected of the
debutante , whoso voice was said to have fas
cinated Kaiser William and the Berllners.
On the other hand , the opura management
looked forward to her dohut with fear and
trembling , as It was rumored that the
Chauvinists who had hooted "Lohengrin"
out of Paris , had sworn td. make an
other manifestation If "La Prusslenne"
dared to bravo their hostility. Their fears
were to a great extent justified by events.
Hardly had the 'defendants boun to sing
when applause and hisses broke out together.
Fraulcin Lcisinger , who was terribly ner
vous , lost her head and her vnlco , and though
towaid the end of the opera tlio hisses ceased ,
the attitude of the audience was so hostile
that poor Oretolien felt that slio was doomed.
After the performance she wrote the mana
gers a letter declining to reappear in Paris ,
as she "felt Incapable of returning tea
a spot where she had spent the most un <
happy hours of her life. " The nlTalr has
inado a great stir on the boulevards and 1ms
given the Germans a grand opportunity foi
renewing their attacks on their traditional
L Interviewed Oretchen to-day. I found
her in a simple apartment on the top floor ol
housn In the Rue Drout. Frauieln Uretcheu
Is a tall , fair , modest , shapely maiden , aboul
twonty-two years old. with regular features ,
a pleasant smile , a fresh complexion and i
wealth of golden hair. She speaks Frond :
correctly but with a slight throaty accent
She was dressed In a close fitting black
dress. From her throat suspended a mosaic
locket. At her waist she wore a plain stce !
Chattelalne. Without waiting to be pressed ,
Uretchcn sank gracefully on a sofa and be
gan her story ;
" 1 had been singing successfully in tier
lin , " said she , speaking French fluently ,
"when I received an offer of an engagerueni
from the Paris opera. 1 was dazzled , for yoi
see , the Idea of Paris always makes an I in
presslon on us. Mine. "Vlardol , my profcs'
ser , was sure I would make a hit , but inj
mamma , whom I consulted , did her best tc
dissuade me from accepting , and he :
high Gorman influences were bet a
work to pursuade mo that I had not co qui
font pour platro a Paris. Well , happening
to be In Paris ono day , Mmo. Viardot askec
mo to sing once privately at the opera. .
consented. Messrs. Kltt and Gailhard , thi
managers , were charming. Mine. Viardo
and ( iuonad , who are not Idiots
were both enthusiastic. Guonad raptu
ously declared that I was hi
Ideal Margeuerote , and said ho had neve
hoped to have such a Uretchcn to sing at tin
coming live hundredth performance o
"Faust" Finally I signed a three year's en
gatrcment. "
"From the very first rehearsal , " continue !
M'llo Loisingcr sorrowfully lifting her prett ;
eyes to heaven , "my'trouble began. M ;
managers worried mo to conceal my nation
allty and begged me to appear as i
Swede or Austrian , but I refused to hide ui ;
Berlin origin.
"Meln was bade Ich nleht alles durchge
inncht , " added Grutchen , dropping Into Gei
"Then anonymous letters poured In
threatening mo with vengeance , abusing m
as a Prussian , vowing I should not stay Ion
In Paris. Ach has war abor gonz un
glauibllch. My dear colleagues took t
Intrlgulnic against me , but the worst was li
the Coulisses. When I wont on that night
had to run the gauntlet of a lot of ogling eli
subscribers. As I passed toward the stage
heard them exclaim , 'En volla uno qul n
fera pas affaire , a Paris green room. ' "
"Das 1st niches fur ein Austaennlcho
Madchen , " said Grctchon , blushing at tin
"Decent girls have no chance , you under
stand mo. I ascribe my failure chiefly t
this and cabals. What dreadful things the
wrote of mo In the Paris paures. You see
had hardly a friend here and not a slntcl
friend on the press , but I appeared and sang
They hissed mo even in the King a
Thule song , yet I couldn't have boon so ba <
In that. It's false ; one doesn't become a ba
singer all in a moment. Those hisses dli
lor me , 1 could not sing well afterward. "
"Why ? " said I , "tue kalsor himself ravei
about your voice. "
Oil , that story Is an Invention , " ropllei
Mlle Lclsingor , "it Is not true that I owei
my success In Berlin to the emperor'
favor. "
"What happened then , frauleln ? "
" 1 wrote to cancel my engagements. Mear
while , the French government actually wrol
to the managers Haying that It would bo fee
Ish to dcfv public opinion by letting mo sin
again. Perhaps what I so hoard Is untrui
but the Berlluors have taken upmycaso liotl ;
1 have had offers of engagements froi
all parts of Germany , and letters say that
shall bo welcomed back 'init offen armrn
M. Idtt paid me throe months salary. I etui
for Jlerlin to-morrow to sinz three year * I
opera. 1 should like t < > co to America afte
ward , hut It is Impossible to go before. "
"Shall you never return to Paris , frai
leln. "
"Ach , nle , we arn not sympathetic I
Paris. "
"Gliiclcllcho relse , gnadlscs frauleln "
Leaving Gretchcn , 1 called upon M. Kit
. manager of the opera. M. Kltt is a couitnou
old centlenian , wlthu reputation tor * ter
'economy. His account of the utlalr dllfoi
considerably from Gretchen' * .
'Mile " salvl ho "
Lslsingur , , "wnslptnulurr
to us about a year ago by Mine \'Ionlot , wi |
whom she was studying | iere. She then ha
a mainlflcent voice.Ve , Gallium ! and
ottered her an MiEigfrnent , lint si
was engaged In llerlln , where slio sail
[ or eoiuo timi ) as a For
Chantcuse. On he.rreturn , haviii
torusilU us , w discovered st
was a German , Well , that was a matter that
concerned neither us nor the public. All the
public expects , or should expect In a singer ,
Is talent. But on her return wo found that
Mile. Lolslnger's voice had gone
to pieces , had become heavy.
The Germans like heavy slnelng.
Her upper register was completely ruined.
However , there was no hooting at her debut
There were some Kisses , It Is true , but that Is
very different , and there were hisses only
when the clique applauded. Everything
asscd off In the most proper vray. Indeed
_ half suspect , then , that the hisses
were Prussians , for 1 remembered
hat after her engagement the German am
bassador appealed to the minister of foreign
iffalrs to get her engagement cancelled. This
cquestthe minister politely refused after
onsultlng us , explaining that tnouirh the
tale subsidized opera , the managers were
ree to encage whom they pleased. "
"No. " continued M. Kltt , "tho government
did not Intrrfero to stop Mile. Lolslnger's
'CDroscntatlons All It did was to make cer
tain Inquiries regarding the threatened rad
ical manifestations. It Is unfortunate for
Her , but Mllo. Lelslnger failed deservedly.
Jllo cst tonbcs parcequelle fovalt tomber.
She had not the vocal lightness required here.
She cancelled her engagement of her own
accord. "
BKUUN , Sept 15. [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to the UKE.J There Is no
disposition among Berlin critics or opera
managers to Impute Fraulcin Leisinger's ab
rupt retreat from Paris to French hatred for
all that Is German. While it Is the general
feeling that no Gcrmap slnzer could bo a
permanent success In Paris , it Is nevertheless
acknowledged that Lelslngor had pretty fair
criticism after her first performance of
Faust , in which It Is thought she prob
ably sang badly through the excitement
and nervousness produced by numerous
attacks on her In the French musical papers
as well as by anonymous letters regarding
: ier voice. There Is some difference of opin
ion but nil the critics I saw agreed In creditIng -
Ing her with perfect execution but her style Is
so essentially German ns to bo certainly dis
tasteful to Parisians. It Is generally said
that Lulslnicr's Berlin career will not be
affected by her Paris failure as she Is too
llrmly fixed as an opera house favorite. Site
will undoubtedly bo offered a re-engage
ment at once and when she ap
pears will receive a great popluar ovation
as tlm general public Is Inclined to think her
a victim ot French hatred. The following
Interviews express the prevalllns opinion
among the highest musical authorities of the
Berlin directory :
Von Stranz , ot the Koyal opera house ,
said : "Lelslneer is talented , pretty , and has
a good voice , but Is young and has only just
made her debut here. She failed in Paris
because she was too ambitious and attempted
parts for which she was not thor
oughly prepared. It was her
ambition much nioro than her
volco or unfriendly Parisian criticism which
caused her failure In Faust , Site is a favor
ite with opera managers as well as with that
part of the German public which Is familiar
with her voice , hence she will probably bo
re-engaged hero , her Paris failure being
largely due to nervousness and her having
attempted too much. This has probably not
Injured her career though there Is always a
danger that , like a race liorso which gets a
bad fall over hurdles , she Is thoroughly re
liable again. "
Graf Uochborg , the Intendant of the Royal
theater was too much occupied with his new
play to discuss Lolslnger's departure from
Paris , but informed mo that sue Is not yet
raongazcd , and that there will bo no cer
tainty of her re-engagement for several days.
Professor Ehrlick , the noted musical critic
of the Berliner Tagoblatt , said that Lelslnger
was scared beforehand by the adverse
comments ot a host of small French
dramatic papers. Anticipating a failure
she naturally did not do her nest. The after
criticism was fair. Her favorite role , Mar-
garito , was well suited to her powers. She
sung many first class lyrical parts In Berlin
and was a great success and much liked
here. She Is too German in all her parts ,
shows too much inner feeling , Is too
much affected by expressions ol
disapprobation to ever succeed in Paris ,
being utterly unsuitcd to the French
taste. The Paris verdict will not harm her.
It will perhaps even make Her more popular
in Berlin.
Urban , another well known critic , said
there was no anti-German feeling shown at
the production of Faust and the after criti
cisms were rather favorable.
OuV correspondent carefully watched the
the opera house during the performance and
afterwards read all tbo notices , Ho reports
that the claim of the retirement ot Lelsingor
was duo to the Doutch Fclndlluckls and that
It was unfounded.
She Is a singer without a heart ; cold , but
technically perfect and with a girllshness
which makes her a great Berlin favorite. She
will undoubtedly bo well received when she
returns to Berlin and all the more so because
people will feel that she was sacrificed to the
hatred for her nation among the theatrical
managers. I find a general feeling that Lets
Inger procured an excellent advertisement ol
a kind not at all calculated to injure her It
Berlin , moreover that she baa attractions ,
volco and Influential backing that Is certalr
to secure her great success when she reap
pears at Berlin among singers and actresses
I hear only praise for Lelslnger and hei
voice. She left Berlin for Paris contrary U
the advlco of all her friends , and In spite ol
good offers from the Koyal opera house.
Iron Men Eat ,
[ Copi/iicM / IStfbv Jamcn Gordon Ilrnnett. ]
MANOIIISTKK , Sept 15. iNew York Her
aid Cable-Special to the BKK.J At th (
annual dinner of the Iron and Steel Insti
tute , now holding Its meeting In Manchester
Sir Lowthlau Bell announced that they had
been Invited for the third time to hold theli
next year's meeting In the United States
and after consulting some of bis chief col
leagues , he thought they might beablo ti
give a favorable reply.
A. O. U. W. Qfllcers Uleclcd.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Sept. 15. The suprnmi
lodge of select kings A. O. U. W. elected ofll
cers to-day as follows : Gcorgo W. Keed , To
peka. Kan. , C. S. ; Charles Bubst , Pittsburg
S. V. C. ; GjorgeW. Howard , Paris , 111. , S
Lt. C. : K. E. Hill. Buffalo , N. Y. . supreini
recorder ; \V. K. Sheen , supreme treasurer
E. M. Keadlng , Sacramento , Calx , suprenn
M anil aril bearer ; O. 11. Comfort , St. Paul
supreme senior workman ; A. P. Johnson
Nebraska , supreme junior workman : F
Lcnlger. St. l.oius ; supreme guard ; Edwan
GllIIs , New Vork , suprtmio trustee.
A Minister Married.
Sr. JnsKi'ir. Mo. , Sept 15. [ Special Tele
tram to thu Bin. : | Itcv. J. B. Parnell , paste
of the M. K. church south at Mound City
Mo. , ami .Miss Kato Jennings , of Hautstell
England , were united in marrlagi < In thl
city to-day and left on tlm night train foi
r.lmo. Mo. , where they will rnaku their tulun
Settled I'y n Hocoml Marriage.
Coi.UMia's , Neb. , Sept. 15. Thesomnwha
I'Ncitlns habeas corpus ease of Sponcervs
Spencer in the dlbtitct court of this count
last mouth tor tbi custody of a child ha
been happily terminated by the divorced
Duties rcmarrylut ; at itadisou ,
Beginning of the Celebration of the Revo
lution's Final Event.
Philadelphia Thronged With Visitors
From AH Over the United
States President and Mn.
Cleveland. Attend.
The Constitution' * Centennial.
Pjui < AiKLPHtA , Sept 15. The last cen
tennial of the nvonts of revolutionary times
jegan this morning. If ttiero is one thing
more than another for which the million and
n half of people who arc temporarily rcni-
dents ot this city are thankful , It Is the
weather. With a clear sky the day so far
gives promise of being everything that could
bo wished for. Philadelphia and her hun
dreds of thousands of guests appeared on the
streets early this morning In their holiday
garb , lUht hearted. All day yesterday and
last night visitors , Including distinguished
guests , military and firemen , arrived by
every possible conveyance , and the dozen
railroad depots were taxed to their utmost
in accommodating the throng which had
locked hero to bear witness by their presence
of their love and veneration for
the historic document which
gave them llbertv and freedom.
All the hotels were filled to overflowing by
yesterday morning and every Inch of sur
plus space has been tilled with cots and other
means of temporary rest It Is safe to say
there arc'200,000 visitors from a distance In
addition to the thousands from adjacent'
counties of Pennsylvania , New Jersey ,
Delaware and Maryland , and hardly a state
or territory will bo unrepresented In the
three days' festival.
In all directions , as far ns the eye can
reach , the streets are a mass of bunting and
decorations. A monster civic and Industrial
pageant started from Broad and Dauphin
streets shortly after 10 o'clock and marched to
Broad and Moore streets , a distance of nearly
live miles , and then counter marched to the
starting point , paslng throueh ono line of
observation standsgaily decorated with flags
of all nations.
Broad street was so crowded as to be al
most Impassable at 7 o'clock. On North
Broad street there was scarcely a house that
was not covered with bunting or in other
ways suitably decorated. Nearly all the side
streets leading Into North Jiroad were roped
off and weio filled with trucks , on which tleis
of seats were erected and rapidly soki.
The scene at the gland reviewing stand ,
situated opposite the Union Lenguo club
house on Broad street , was grand. There
were sixteen telegraphic stations along the
route of the par.ule , which weroostabllshod
for the purpose of communicating from one
end of the line to the other , and just as a
telegram flashed over the wires announcing
tlmt the pageant had started from Broad and
Dauphin street at 10'J5 : a. m. , Governor
Beaver rodn by In his carrlaue and was
greeted with a hearty round of applause.
By 11 o'clock the distinguished guests ,
governors , foreign ministers and others
began to take their assigned places on the
stand. As the different governors passed up
or down Broad street and were recognized ,
they received round after round of cheers.
The central portion of the stand was reserved
for the uovornors of states and their stalls.
Un this stand also were many senators and
representatives in congress , commissioners
of the various states and territories , thirtv
three of whom were present ; the diplomatic
corps , foreign consuls and especially Invited
guests of the commission. The head of the
procession , headed by a cordon of mounted
police , reached the city hall , Broad and Mar
ket streets , at 13:40 : a. m , , and proceeded
around the west side of the city hall ana on
past the grand reviewing stand at Walnut
The monster civic and Industrial parade , Il
lustrating the advancement of the Industrial
arts and sciences during the past century , It
Is believed , fairly eclipsed anything of tlm
kind ever known. There were In line 300
floats , each bearing a representation of some
particular branch of industry ; 12,000 men ,
8,000 horses and 160 bands of music. At the
head of the column rode Colonel Snowdun ,
chief marshal , and his staff of fifty
aids , standard bearer and two trum ji
otcrs. Directly behind them and leadIng -
Ing the column Itself was the United States
Marine band , followed by a banner repre
senting Columbia pointing to the past with
ono hand and with the other to the present.
The banner typified the demonstration , and
was drawn on a car Dy six horses. The dis
play from this point was divided Into twenty-
six division , each being under the charge
and supervision of an assistant marshal and
several aids. The first division was headed
by the Patriotic Sons of America , who pre
sented a beautiful display. Following this
float came a band and several floats on
which were tableaux typical of events
during the revolution and reprosentlnr the
different nations which make up Amniica's
population , In native costumes ; a beautiful
temple handsomely decorated , with thirty-
eliht ladles at the portals representing the
states of the union , "Uncle Sam , " the God
dess of Liberty and the thirteen original
states , represented by daughters of America
In costume , and a float on which stood
representations of the school houses a
century ago and those of to-day , surmounted
by schoolchildren.
The remainder of this division was made
up of national and state officers , Including
national and state executive committees in
full regalia , and visiting camps of Sons of
The second division was madp up by the
Carpenters' company of Philadelphia , which
antedates all other Industrial associations ,
having been Incorporated In 1734 , and which
Is tno only Industrial organization In
exlstencn in this city which participated in
the procession In ITS7. The first feature of
this display was a float upon which was
berne a miniature Grecian tompln of thirteen
Corinthian columns , representing the tbir
teen states ot the union of 17S7. which is a
duplicate of the original exhibit of the
Carpenters' company in the parade In 17S7 ,
which commemorated thu adoption of the
federal constitution. Following this was
another temple of the Grecian-Doric order ,
Intended to be emblematic of the present
grand union of states , and bearing upon
each of their thirty-eight columns a shield
with the name of each state. Tlm allegorical
floats were followed by members of the Car
penters' company in carriages.
The third , fourth , fifth and sixth divisions
were given up to Industrial and educational
exhibits. The majority of the remaining
floats represented various industries. Among
them was a display showing the progress In
modes of traveling from the revolutionary
era to the present time by land and water.
The United States mint had an Intcrestlnp
exhibit. The government naval display In
cluded a model of the first steamer which
crossed thi ) Atlantic , a model of the United
States man-of-war Itarttord , models of ne\\
cruisers , many kinds of naval guns , and t
display of llfo Having aparatus.
To give an idoi of the enormous proportions
tions of the Industrial pageant It may be
stated that nt twenty minutes past J o'clock
only seven of the twenty-three divisions had
passed by the reviewing stand and by the
time the Boventli division had passed south
ward the head of the column had antved on
tluer countermarch , having travelled twenty
three squares south of Market street. The
march was made without casualties furthei
than that an unknown man dropped dead
near Chestnut street presumably from heart
disease , and a little girl was somewhai
Injured In the crowd. Among the governors
occupying seats on the reviewing stand wen
Larranen ot Iowa , Beaver of Pennsylvania ,
Hughes of Arkansas , Bucknur of Kentucky
Thayerof Nebraska , Pennoyer of Oregon ,
Wilson of West Virginia. Foraker of Ohio
and Fitzhugh Leo of Virginia.
The end of the procession did not reacli
the cttv hall until 0:30. : Knturnlng north I
arrived at Broad and Chestnut streets at7:30 :
The president's party , consisting of tin
president , Mrs. Cleveland , Secretary Bayard
Colonel and Mis. Lament , left Washlugtoi
at 4 this afternoon In charge of Major J. 21
Carson. A hot journaf before reachini
Baltimore delayed the train twenty minutes
which was not made up during the journey
At llaltlmoroa larco srowd collected arouni
thoHtatlon and cheered for the president
but the latter did not show-himself. AtV1I
mlnton tboro was a big demonstra
for the president He finally appeared
la company with Mrs. Cleveland on the plat
form , and bowed In acknowledgement. At
Wilmington the presidential party was mot
by the Philadelphia reception committee and
escorted to Philadelphia. The party landed
at Thirty-second and Market streets , whcro
the city troops were In waiting. Under
their escort they weredrlven to the Lafayette
hotel. Here an iromenso assembly gathered ,
anticipating the reception. In answer to re
peated calls and cheers the president and
Mrs. Cleveland appeared on the balcony and
bowed acknowledgement amidst tremendous
deus cheers.
At sunrise this morning the United States
war vessels , anchored In the Dclawate river ,
began their celebration. A salute of thirteen
guns was fired from each of them. All of
them vessels are handsomely decorated with
bunting and flags , and to-night they are Illu
minated with Chinese lanterns. Beautiful
pyrotechnic displays were in ado from all the
vessels In the harbor this evening.
He Delivers Mis First Ohio Campaign
Addrcsfl at Wilmington.
Wir-MiNOTON , O. , Sept. 15. Senator John
Sherman delivered his first speech In the
Ohio campaign before a largo audience at the
fair grounds this afternoon. Referring to the
claims of the political organizations who are
politically against both the great national
pal ties notably the prohibition and labor or
ganizations he said that by their zeal , after
compelling attention to just measures and
reforms , they usually succeeded only In de
feating the uarty most In sympathy with
them. This has been the effect and still is
the tendency of the prohibition party. Ite-
gardlng the labor party , ho said that if there
Is any just and practical moans of public pol
icy that will tend to advance the Interests
of labor , the republican party Is now
and has been ready and willing to adopt It.
There can only be two great political organ
izations in a free country , although there
may bo wings and shades of opinion. The
republican party Is always willing to be
tested , not by what they promise , but by
what they do. The speaker asked who
among the democrats would care to com
pare the doings of his party for thirty years
with the republicans. He added that It was
for making that comparison at Springfield
that the democrats were arraigned for
waving the bloody shirt. It was a bloody
shirt , ho said , a shameless record. "Certain
tenderteet are afraid 1 might hurt some one's
feelings : that wo should banish thu word
rebel" from our vocabulary , that we
should take the now south with the republi
cans , black and white , counted out , and say
nothing. We must surrender our captured
Hags to the rebels who bore them. Our Grand
Army boys , now bent and pray , must march
under a now flag , under the Hag of Grover
Cleveland , or not hold their c.imp fires in St.
Louis. This It the new gospel of the democ
racy and mugwumps. "
Senator Sherman arraigned the democratic
party tor failure to fulfill promises In the
htatu of Ohio and for seeking to maintain its
power In the legislature by election frauds ,
cioss anil palpable. Turning once more to
national nil airs , In explaining the
dllfeiencebetween the republican and demo
cratic parties , the speaker said that
now , as always , republican theories are
founded upon the express words of the con
stitution and the Ideas ot those who formed
and advocated its adoption. After reviewing
the history of the democratic party he said
that It yet holds to Its creed and the doc
trines of the partv pf Calhoun , except only
that it lias abandoned the doctrine of se
cession. This creed 1 now followed in
many respects by < , Presldont Cleveland and
its author apotheoslzed-by the president and
Mr. Lauiar. The great nndunng question of
national politics Is whether the federal
constitution shall ba fairly constructed
and its great powers fairly and fully exer
cised , wncu necessary , as Is the policy of the
republican party , or whether its powers shall
bo limited and crippled by subtle reasoning
by democrati ! , Speaking of the revenue , the
senator said that aa congress has power to
levp duties on Imported goods and levy ex
cise , let these fruitful sources of revenue bo
applied for national purposes. Whenever
revenues are in excess of public wants taxes
should bo repealed or modified. This has
been frequently done by the republicans ,
but now that we have a surplus revenue of
850.000,000 or 800,000,000 the democrats failed
to meet the just responsibility which has
fallen on them hi twenty-four years not
onlv failed , but in the now congress about
to meet the free trade element wish to make
a reduction on that lino. The president has
also prevented the application of the money
in the treasury to proper subjects of expen
ditures by his vetoes and withholding of
signatures to measures which need no refer
ence. The opposition by the democratic
party to just and proper subjects of expendi
ture is in harmony with the general dogmas
about the powers of the national government ,
No act or measure of this administration
tends in any way to the extension of otn
commerce or the development of tht
country. *
The remainder of the speech was devoted
to an arraignment of the administration foi
failure to fulfill its promises regarding the
finances , etc. , and violation of civil service
reform pledges. Some time was given to re
f utlnic the charges of General Powell regard'
ing the granting ot public lauds to corpor
ations. '
The Dominion lload Trouble ,
WINNIPEG , Sept. 15. [ Special Telegram
to the BEK.I In an Interview to-day regard
ing nls eastern trip after money for the new
Ked Klver road , Premier Morquay said
"The capital Is bound up. Bankers have
told me that the funds are tied up tight. '
Investors had a fear of some Impending cri
sis. Morquay added that he did not think
this was said by money lenders with a vien
to bluff him off. What the particulars of Ins
work were he would not say , as It would L > <
Indiscreet for him to place his antagonists li
possession of his scheme. Ho was to havi
got a final answer yesterday. Uh
next move Is unknown. A strong
oolnt broiiL'ht out during the argumen
of the Browning Injunction Is the following
That when at Ottawa Sir John McDonalc
asked the Winnipeg delegates why iiorquaj
did not go ahead and build the road , leavlnt
a space at the boundary wide enough for ;
shilling piece , and that the question wouk
then become an International one and settle
Itself. In view of the similar encourage
inent given to the Manitoba representatives
the Dominion occupies an unenviable po
An American-Cuban Case.
KEY WKST , Fla. , Sept. IS.-fSpeclal Tele
gram to the UEE. | Glrllo Pouble , an Ameil
can citizen , who has been In jail in Havana
Cuba , for the last tlirc years on a charge o
conspiracy against the government , has beer
on trial before the supreme court since Wed'
needay. Ills trial will continue on Monday ,
Fiscal , the state attorney , asks that he bi
sent to the chain gang for life. Pouble Is de
fended by two able lawyers. It Is though
that should Pouble be sentenced to the chair
gang there may bo trouble between the Unltei
States and Spain.
Shorter Hour * For 1'rlntcrn.
QUF.BKC , Sept 15. The Typographlca
union of Quebec has notitied the proprietor :
of printing ofticos ( newspaper and job ) thai
on and after November 1 the nine-hour sys
teni will be put in force.
Kilkenny's Police Inspector
LONDON , Sept 15. The Inspector ot the
Kilkenny police has resigned his otlico as :
protest against tli conduct of tho'polico a
Mltchelstown last Friday.
Furniture Factory Rurned.
ST. Louis , Sept. 15. Last night a lire litho
the largo manufacturing establishment of th
Joseph Peters Furniture company caused
loss of 310,00) ) . i
- , , . o-
The Flrn lie cord ,
LAKR BIIVSTOL , Minn. , Sept. 13. A nun :
bur of stores were uestroyod by tire early thl
morning. Losses aggregate 510,000. Parti
lusured ,
The Belief Growing That the Anarchist *
Will Be Hanged November 11 ,
Only Ono Scaffold to Ho Uned and
the Shuffling off Accomplished
Shortly Before the
Dinner Hour.
Will Take Place As Announced.
CHICAGO , Sept. 15. ( Special Telegram to
the BEE.J A local paper states as the result
of Interviews tlmt none ot the authorities
hero have any Idea that there will ba any
nterfercnco whatever , either by thu United
States supreme court or by the governor with
the execution of the sentence on thu seven
condemned men. The supreme court fixed
thellth day of November for the execution ,
between the hours of 10 and 4. It Is stated
that the sheriff will have the execution take
place as near noon as possible. All the
prisoners will bo executed on ono gallows ,
which will bo erected as usual at the north
nd of "Mutderer's How. " It is believed
that the men will face their fate with forti
tude , most If not all of them being inspired
with the idea that they are heroes and mar
tyrs and that they are dying for the benetit
of mankind. From now until after the
execution the jail will bo strongly
guarded , both Inside and out , and
special watch will bo kept on
anarchists In the city , and any attempt at
violence will bo promptly checked. The
sheriff will bo extremely carnful about ad
mitting persons to witness the hanging , and
it Is understood that none will be admitted
except public officials and representatives of
newspapers. There will not bo , as there has
been in the past at executions In Cook
county , a mob of politicians and their strikers
ivho seldom conduct themselves with the
itocency and decorum bollttlnc an occasion
both sad and solemn. It is not believed that
more than 100 persons will bo admitted to
the jail on that day and tlioso will have to be
vouched for by some responsible partv. The
final preparations will not be benn until
about November 1. So far none of the con
demned have asked tor a clergyman ,
and It Is believed that as they are
free thinkers , they will not do so. The
speeches from the gallows will necessarily
be limited , but U is expected that allot the
condemned will have something to say. The
death watch has already been doubled and
wlille the friends of the prisoners naturally
hope lor the interference of the United
States supreme court or for executive
clemency , the general opinion is that they
will have to die on November 11. All of
them weio visited by their relatives between
tlm hours of Hand 10 o'clock this morning.
It was stated that Parsons was not averse to
being Interviewed on his views as to the tin-
justness of the decision , but all attempts to
draw him out on the topic proved futile. Ho
would not talk on the matter , and with a
violent motion of his hands , said In a volco
In which rage and impatience were strongly
blended : " 1 don't know anything about it. "
Nina Van Zandt came to behold Spies.
The customary neatness and quiet demeanor
marked her bearing. She showed manifold
signs of grief and during her half hour's con
versation with August was manifestly using
all the will power she is so strongly possessed
of to pi event an outbreak of tears' . She was
dejected and a certain hauteur of carriage
that has been apparent was wanting this
morning/ Spies has lost none of the heroic ,
bearing that is so familiar to his admirers.
Ho chatted and spoke with all who approached
preached him with the easy nonchalance of a
captive on the eve of liberation rathpr than
ono on the threshold of the grave. Most of
ills hour for exercise was given to his Nina ;
Mrs. Parsons sat at the upper end of the
cage holding a low conversation with
tier husband. She is , as everyone
knows , a woman possessed of rare
fortitude and none could guess from her
composed bearing that she was Buffering In
the least Fielden was not without his good
anizel. Ills wife , accompanied by his two
children , came to offer such comfort as
would bo acceptable In such an hour. Num
erous offerings of fruit were brought and dur
ing the earlv hours , when low people were
astir , a couple ot ladles handed In some bas
kets of luscious peaches for the special de
lectation ot the doomed men. None but the
relatives ot the prisoners and a few reporters
were there to witness the salutations and
Ittavo-taklngs of the party. The chief jailor
rapped his keys sharply an the iron bars as a
signal for a general clearance of the cage
and the visitors loft , while the anarchists re
turned once more to the gloomy solitude of
their dungeons.
The Staats Zeltung , which has hitherto
been In favor of the execution of the anarch
ists , comes out this morning In an editorial
supporting a commutation of sentence. The
defense committee are putting forth every
effort to raisn sufficient money to carry the
case to the supreme court of the United
States if it can be done. It Is understood
they have hopes of getting General Butler to
take the case , and falling to secure him , will
try for Kogor A. Pryor. George O. Schilling ,
the socialist leader , left for the east to-night
to retain ono or the other of them. He would
not admit who he was going to see , but It Is
well known they are very desirous of getting
Butler. Lawyers here say that the chance of
the court of last resort taking the case Is very
slim Indeed.
Trylne to Retain Butler and Pryor.
WASHINGTON' , Stpt. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. ] It is published here that
General lloger A. Prjor and Bon Butler will
join with the present counsel for the an
archists In presenting the case to the su
preme court at Its meeting next month. The
court , however , can only determine ono fact
whether the prisoners wore condemned
after duo process of law. Its jurisdiction
ends there. On all questions o ! erroneous
admission of evidence , improper charges to
the jurv. and similar points , the decision of
the Illinois court Is final. It seems probable
that tlie case can bo brought before the su
preme court In case a writ of error can be ob
tained from the supreme court of the stute.
To obtain this the supreme court of the state
must be convinced that thuro is a federal
question Involved.
History oftho Anarchist Cane.
CHICAGO , Sept. 15. The meeting on the
old Haymarketon Dosplalnes street where
the fatal bomb was thrown was the dliect out
come ef the deplorable labor troubles of 1BSO.
Seven police officers were killed by the death-
dealing missile and sixty more men were
wounded , a large number of people who
were In attendance on the meeting wore
killed and wounded by the return fire from
the policemen's revolvers. The affair was
doubtless precipitated by the riots on the
Black Koad on the precenlne day , where
several men had been killed or wounded by
the police. The Anarchists called the Hay-
market meeting to give expression to their
Indignation at the police because the latter
tried to perform their duty , and while they
were being harangued by incendiary speakers
a force of 200 police marched up under Cap
tain lionlield , who ordered the meeting to
disperse. Before a reply could bo received
the fatal bomb was thrown. Officer
Matthias Degan was killed outright ,
and Officers Michael Sheehan , John P. liar-
re tt. Thomas Itedden , Nols Hanson and
Timothy Flavin died soon atterwant trom
the effects of their wounds. Others of the
officers were fdarfully wounded or maimed tor
life , but they managed to pull through and
some of them have returned to their posts of
duty. The subsequent raids of the police on
the anarchists'dens , the temporary suppris-
slon ot their organ , the Arbclter Keltung ,
and the wholesale arrest of every person who
wa ? known even tobo a sympathizer with the
"Ueds" are now matters of history. In these
raids an Immense quantity of dynamite and
a largo number ot pistols and guns were cap
tured , as well a ; nearly all tUelr emblem ;
and flags. Among those arrested were A. It
Parsons , August Spies , Louis Llnpg , Michael
Schwab , Samuel Fielden , ( Icoreu Knelo ,
Adolph Fischer and George Ncebo. and these
eight were subsequently Indicted for mur
der. On June 89 , when tholr oases were
called for trial before Judxo Gary , to whom
tlior had taken a change of venue from
Judge Kogers , their counsel made an appli
cation for a separate trial for each man , and
this being denied the trial oftho uUht to
gether was Immedlatly begun. The selection
of a jury was a long and trying operation ,
and resulted In thn selection of thu follow
ing : James F. Cole , F. K. Osborno , S. G.
Handall , A. II. Keed , J. 11. Brayton , A.
Hamilton. O. W. Adams , J. B. Grclnor , C.
B. Todd , C. A. Ludwtg , T. E. Denkor , and
11. T. Danford. The trial lasted just two
months. A vast amount of evidence was In-
tcoducnd bv the state to prove tlmt a con
spiracy , led by the eight prisoners to throw
the Haymarket bomb hau existed. The ver
dict Is well known. All but Nocbo wore sen
tenced to death , and ho was sentenced to a
term of fifteen years In I ho penitentiary.
December i ! was the date llxed for the execu
tion of the seven men , but on Thanksgiving
day they were given a respite by Chief Jus
tice Scott of the supreme court , who granted
a suporscdeas In their ca.se totato : time to ex
amine the motion tor a nmv trial. The con
viction of the anarchists was due to the Inde
fatigable work of State's Attorney Grlnnoll ,
Captain Schaak , Captain Bon Held and a few
detectives , who labored earnestly to gather in
every bit of evidence they could find against
the men. The real bomb thrower , Rudolph
Schnaubelt , was in the custody of the detec
tives at the cential police station once shortly
after the affair on the llavmarkot , but he was
let go through the stupidity of Lieutenants
Shea and Klploy , who at that time were the
chiefs of the department Detective Palmer
arrested Schnaubelt. Ho had positive Information
mation connecting him with the crime , but
for some reason that has never been satisfac
torily explained Shea and Klpley let Schnau
belt go. Twenty-four hours later they would
have given everything they owned to have
Schnaubelt once more In their custody , but
the wily bomb thrower had Impioved his llb
ertv by finding a safe hiding place , which has
never yet been discovered. He mansgod to
get out ot the city , and the lust time he was
heard of ho was somewhere in northern Mex
ico.Wlilte a stay of proceedings was granted by
Justleu Scott , of the supreme court , In No
vember , the appeal was not argued before the
court until March 17 last. The arguments for
the defense were made bv Captain W. P.
Black , Slgmund Jelsslor , and Leonard Swett ,
whllo Guorgo C. Ingham , Attorney-General
Hunt and State's Attorney Grinnoll appeared
for the mate. Thebilufs on both slues were
filed before the arguments were begun , as
was also the complete record of the trial. The
court arrived atadecision three days after the
arguments were iiiiule , and It fell to .lustIce
Magnuler's lot to wrlto an opinion to con
form with the verdict. It l.s no secret among
his trlends that the judge disliked the task ,
but there was no help for It , and ho had to
perform It.
General Butlur Undecided.
BOSTON , Sept. 15. In connection with the
report that he would champion the cause of
the anarchists in Chicago , General Butler
said that ho did not see anvthlng so far to
warrant his taking active stops in tholr be
half. Ho had not. however , completed the
examination sufficiently to definitely refuse.
A Talk -with the Great Hawaiian Is
lands Sugar King.
ICopi/rfo/it / / lSS71 > y.Tame Gordon ftenueU.l
LONDON , Sept15. . [ New Vork Herald
Cable-Special to the BKK.J At the Victoria
hotel this morning , justbotoro hU taking the
train for Southampton to join the Saalo for
, Ncw York , I said bon voyage to Mr.
Spreckeli , known -Europe as the Sugar
King , a well preserved man with snowy hair.
" 1 can glvo you no views on Hawaiian
affairs , " he said. Bather you can
give them to tno. 1 left the states last May
and have been on the continent , engaged
ever since with sugar problems. Will 1 tell
the Herald about these ? With pleasure , but
I am sorry to have so little time in which to
talk. My travel in Europe has been anything
but pleasing. It was only hard work from
morning till night I find Germany at
present the greatest beet sugar country the
world over saw , There Is some marvelous
machinery used for making boot sugar. I
have boueht 0)0,000 marks worth ol the prin
cipal parts of that machinery In Cologne and
Prague for the purpose of establish
ing a beet sugar factory In Cal-
fornla , but the minor parts of
the machinery I can get made In the United
states. 1 am convinced that beet sugar mak
ing with my now machinery will create ono
ot the greatest Industries the United States
ever had. I shall never rust until I have
made the United States the greatest beet
sugar producer , manufacturer and market in
thn world. Yes , above Germany or France. It
is true that at the present tlmo Germany
exports u,0&0tons _ of heet sugar annually ,
and consumes herself another 40,000 tons.
If It were not for growing sugar beets the
German farmers would go to the wall as cer
tainly as the Kngllsh farmers have done.
Many practical tanners I met in Germany
told me that If were not for the boot growing
they would suffer. All seemed to feel that
their country could not compete with tbo
United States If we adopted tholr now ma
chinery. "
"How about France1
"Oh , I found the factories far behind these
In Germany. I saw not the slightest Im
provement worth adopting there , but VI am
taking back a pile of French specifications to
study still more. My new factory In Cali
fornia will bo built to use 350 tons of beets
every twenty-four hours , which will make
about forty tons of sugar per day. The exact
spot for its location 1 have not yet settled
upon , but will do so as soon as 1 got back
homo. I have also bought twenty-five ton ;
of beet seed , which will leave
Germany In December for New York , then
by rail to San Francisco but , " taking enl
his watch , "time wanes and the train soon
leaves. When will what I have said bo It
the Herald , day otter to-morrow ? "
"No ; it will bo cabled to-nichtand the New
Yorkers will road it before vou are out ol
sight of the Kngllsh coast. " Ho accepted t
fresh bon voyage , looking pleasingly puzzlet
at such rapidity In news gathering.
The Hamilton & Dayton.
CINCINNATI , Sept 15. The hearing of thi
application for the appointment of a recolvei
foi the Cincinnati , Hamilton & Dayton rail
road , began yesterday at Hamilton , O. , be
fore Judge Van Durvcr. The attorneys foi
the road argued against the jurisdiction o
the court but were overruled , whereupon
I hey submitted an answer denying tlmt then
was any ground tor the appointment of i
BuoincBM Failures.
NKW YOUK , Sept. 15. Thomas J. Pope J
Brother , dealers In metals , have made an as
slgnment. Thn linn was r.itod at from S'JiK ) ,
000 to 8300,090. but the liabilities nr said ti
be much larger.
CINCINNATI , Sept. 15. Thn Woitern Pajn
Manufacturing company nmdo an asHlgn
inent this moinini : to William P. Uiddh'
Assets , SM.OOO ; liabilities , 337,000.
Van AVyck at Hartlncton ,
HAiiriNOTON , Neb. . Sept. 15. iKpcci.i
Ti'legiam ' to the BIK. : ] The largest gather
Ing ever assembled In Cedar county mot a
the lair grounds at lliirtlnuton to IN ten to i
opoech by General Van Wyck. He spoki
two hours. The great crowd n
throughout and itavo cheers at the cl
An Examination Orilorotl.
WABIIINOTON , Sept. 15. Acting S.icrt'tarj
Muldow to-day directed the coinmlsslone
general ot tno land othco to proceed lin
mediately and with as much dispatch as tw
slblu to examine and pass upon the list o
railroad selections , now pending In his otllc <
a.n < l forward tlm same to tuo secretary. .
Union Labor Convention Hold at th $ "
Capital City.
first Day of the Preliminary Conteif
of Distinguished Marksmen M ,
K. Conference nt Broken
Bow Nebraska News.
Iiahor Men At Iilnooln.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Sept 15. ( Special Telw
cram to the BUE | Sovonty-llvo delegates
representing some forty counties mot at Flt
Herald's hall In thlsclty to-day as the union' ,
labor parly of Nebraska. Allen Hoot , ol
Douglas county , was chairman and Guorgd
II. Powers , of Beatrice , secretary , with n den
gate from Washington county as assistant.
The convention was held In the city In thf
afternoon and at a time when the poopll
were nt the fair grounds. Resolutions were
jiassed in harmony with the sentiments o (
the Henry George party In the east and one
of the resolutions was a call upon the gov
ernor for an extra session on railroad rate * .
A candidate for supreme judge from Poll
countv was nominated but It is Impossible to
find the secretaries or any delegate who ru-f .
members his name. Dr. Marsh , of Johnson * ]
county , and Allen Hoot , of Douglas county , )
were the nominees for regents and the cou
ventlon adjourned. The Immnnso crowds }
In the citv at thu fair entirely overshadowed ]
the convention which was larger than Its'
promoters expected.
. ti
CraoK Shots at ItcUevne. l-\ \
BF.I.LEVUK , Nob. , Soot , 15. [ Special Telegram
gram to the BKK. | To-day opened up thn
preliminary contest In the teams of distill'
gulshed marksmen. There was a heavy cro.si
wind blowing across the ran 1:0 from the
right. It was , however , quite steady , and the
light was very good. There are three gov- ,
eminent medals to bo awarded to the llrsl
three contestants. The first is a heavy gold
medal with a scene representing an Indian ,
killing a buffalo with a spear. The othoi
two are silver with a scene representing an
Indian village. Kdholm > t Akin , of Omaha ,
have also olTorcd n Slot ) gold watch to the ;
contestants from that portion of thn country
lying west of the Missouri river who inakrs
thn highest total In six day's sliootlnc. The
following are the scores made In to-dav'a
known distance shooting :
Sergeant Klnir , 20th inl. , Dakota 174
Sergeant Gritllths , 8th eav. , Texas 159
Scigeant Stavcns , 7th Inf. , Platte 1 l
Sergeant Weeks , iHh Inf. , Platte 170
Sergeant Stay , Oth Inf. , Arl/ona 170) )
Sergeant lludelson-lth art , the Kast ICQ
Sergeant Hudson , Mth Inf. . Columbia..IfiS
Private Honklns , 1st art. , Callfoinla 157
Sergeant Woltord , 10th inf. , Texas 157
hergeant Cnsoy , 8th inf. , Platte liia
Sergeant Nllilll. 1st art , the Kast 133
The total for the twelve competitions Is
1.037. niuo points ahead of the total made by
the twelve men constituting the division
team on the CirstMay's preliminary , notwltln
standing the two scores of Seiiroants Casey
and Nlhill Cochian statistical olliccr.
"Beatrice mutual" Ucllc * . I
Fnr.MONT , Nob. , Sept. 15. [ Special to tha ,
BIJK.J The holding for collection of a largo )
number of notes by an attorney of this elty ,
brines the odorous Beatrice Mutual ln <
surancc company Into notoriety again In
Dodga and Washington counties. 'Ilia
a rents of the company when they canvassed ,
these counties reaped a rich harvest by
writing a largo number of policies. Slncd
the BRK'H vigorous expose , some time slnce4i
of the questionable standing and business
methods of the concern , many of the far I
mcrs who hold nollcies have become aisgusw ;
ed with the company and lost tholr faith In
Its solidity and permanence. They ,
therefore wished to withdraw , which they
thought to do by not t
assessments , which would permit tholr . . . . . .
cins to lapse. But now that thn policies nave
lapsed thev aie conlronted with notes 1 !
they had given. Thcsn notes were to tha
effect that if the assessments were kept un'
hey do not become due , but if thu assess- |
inents are not paid the policy lapses and the ? ,
notes become payable at once. A Fremont ? !
attorney holds 8,000 worth ot these notes/
which ho has had instructions from thd
company to collect. They am mostly front.
' - ! . " ) to 875 each , based upon $ ' > for each
81,000 called for in the policy. Many of thuT
farmers uro relusiug to pay them.
I'helps County Kuimhltcnnn. J
Iloi.niinoi : . Nob. , Sept 15. | Special TeN j
ccram to the Bii.l : The republican countyTi
convention went oft harmoniously In thla
city to-day. Followingaretno nominations : Y
for treasurer , F. Hallgreen ; for county clerk , ,
John 11. Nelson ; for clerk of the district !
eourt , Asa Lewcllina ; for county Judge , G.
II. Phoa ; for county supcrlutondant , Mrs. |
Mlna Hop wood ; for sheriff , A. E. Krlcksonl
for surveyor. E. G. Brum/ell ; for coroner !
Dr. Guild. The ticket Is acknowledged to b *
the strongest the republican party has oven
put In the liald. The seven delegates for the
judicial convenMon are for William Galston.
Charged With Several Crimes. '
Coi.u.Minm , Neb. , Sept. 13. Dr. II. E.
Ayars , a resident of Lindsay , this county ,
for the past four months , and wlioro ho was
building up a larg'j and lucrative practice ,
has been arrested by Sheriff McLaren , ofj
Guthrle Center , la. , upon a lequlsltlon frora
the governor of that state. The doctor Is
charged with robbery of a jewelry store , sellIng -
Ing liquor to minors , and fleeing the ktata
while under conviction and pending sen-i
tuneo. The sheriff and prisoner left for Iowa
on tiie early cast bound train.
He Didn't heave. '
BHOKKN Bow , Nob. , Sept. 15. [ Special
Telegram to the BKK.J Thu white wings o $
peace hover over the Methodist parsonaga
once moro and the wild rumors that svera
alloatfortho last week have melted. In
stead of running awav Irom his family , as rc
ported , the Hev. Colder did not leave the city
at all.
The M. Conference ; at Broken .
BIIOKKN Bow , Neh. , Sept. 15 [ Special
Telegram to the BKK. | The M. E. confers
once Is In session. About sixty minl.stoia
are present , enthusiasm exists on everyl
hand and the pcoplo are doing their part to4
wards making this conference a success. '
Larco audiences am present each day and
eveuluc to witness the proceedings.
* I
Thn Beatrice Ijand Ofllue Clo cd.
BIIATIUOK , Neb. , Sept 15. [ Special Tele *
gram to the BKK.I The Llnltod States land
ollico at this place closed business to-day. Itj
having been consolidated with the othoo
olllce. The olllce has been an Impoitant ono
and has been hero nearly twenty years.
Through it tlm lf-0,000 items of the Oton res ,
rrvatlon have heoii opened for hcttloment
Thu records of this olllre show the first lioniHt
steiid entry In the United Slates bolng made
by a Beatrice man in
Democrat * Chnn e Thnlr Minds.
NnitPin.K , Nub. . Sept. 15. iSpedal to tht
BIK. : | The dumociats of this judicial district
were qnlto content to ondoiso thn nomina
tions of thu non-partisan Inr convontloti , but
since the republicans Ignored the action ot
that meeting the democrats have decided to _
cull 'convention to "li.uisact such business "f
as may properly comu Imforu bald convun *
tlon. " Ciialnn.in T. M. Franrn has accordingly - *
ingly called u judicial convention to bo held
In this citv on the evening of Wednesday , '
September " 1.
Fremont To Get thr : Danish Synod.
FKHMOXT. N'eh. , Supt. 15. [ Spoclal Tolo-
eram to the HIK. : ] ICuv. U.sdnll returned
last livening from Vlfoort Lea , Mlnu. , whcro
he attended the National Synod ( if thn Dan-
Ihh LuUiernu church. It was decided almost
unanimously , with i

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