Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 12, 1889, Image 1
SM.LL ADVERTISEMENTS tm PBpnxfi For to-morrow's DISPATCH can bo left at main office till midnight or at branch offices till 9 P. M. mW1k I rS ASM-MID MhO - - ?1HB C5 W I Li I A11 havinE' houses to Let can ""- jLL 9 -jLV LI VEr' lr reach the best tenants through the M T '" fjg Wr'W VJ Columns of THE DISPATCH. f FORTY-THIRD YEAJL E Kauffman Opposed to Passing Appropr.ation Bills With out Debate. A BILL TO DOWN THE L.&O. Eepresentative Lemon "Wants the Blue Laws Amended. A NUMBER OF SEW BILLS IXTEODUCED. Mr. Knuflmann's Motion oo Appropriation Bills Considerable Opposition to It The Bine Lam to Be Amended Old University Building to bo bold A Moigue for AUesbcnjr County Draio Presents llis American nag Kesolntlon Pittsburg InMltDtlona Kcmcmbercd in the Appropriations. A large number of bills were introduced into the Legislature yesterday, many of them of local interest. Among the bills introduced was one making it an offense to incite to crime, aimed at the agents of the Law and Order League. Others were for the establishment of a public morgue in this county, and to enable the County Com missioners to sell the old University build ing, which has been used for Court House purposes. Generous appropriations were EUgpested for rittsburg institutions. Eepre sentative Kauffman created a sensation by insisting that all recommendations for ap propriations be reported to the House by March 4, to allow time for debate and to prevent an injudicious expenditure of the public funds. FKOM A 6TAFF COKIlESrOXDEXT.l Habeisbtjkg, January 11. The reading of the more or less uninteresting titles of 130 bills would have closed the Legislative half day in the House in dry and dreary fashion had not Eepresentative C. C Kauff man, of Lancaster, thrown a bomb into the midst of the chamber as the hands of the clock began to close in on each other at the sign of noon. Mr. Kauffman is a mild looking young man, with a fresh complexion and brown mustache, who doesn't appear as though he would be guilty of such a thin?, but he nevertheless succeeded in bringing memoers to their feet in rapid succession to file pro test and express opinions. It was all about the appropriation bills. Mr.' Kauffman offered a resolution that the bills be all re ported to the House from committee by March 4. He Will Fisbt. He supplt; .et! the resolution with the assertion that at the last session of the Legis lature several appropriations were made that shouldn't have been made at all, and others were made that should have been cut down at least one-half. When he raised his voice in opposition at that time, he was met by the argument that to send the bill back to committee would cause its failure, and it was too late in the session for anything of that kind. He brought the matter up now with the assertion that if the resolution fails he will fight objectionable appropriation items on the floor of the House whenever they appear there. When Mr. Kauffman sat down. Chairman Dearden, of the Appropriation Committee, raised his voice in protest against the seem ing reflection on the present committee. John H. Fow, of Philadelphia, seconded lis indignation, and "W. C. Kreps, of Greencastle, in a witty speech, took the same side of the fence, and condoled with Mr. Kauffman for his membership in the last House. Supporting Kir. Knuflinan. Dr. "Walk, of Philadelphia, managed to get the floor to support the motive that prompted Mr. Kauffman, but tnought the time fixrd much too early in the session. He referred severely to the hasty work at the close of the last session, and hoped the rules would cover the intent of Mr. Kauff man's resolution. He sat down to give a number of other gentlemen a chance to catch the Speaker's eye, hut that gentleman had his wary optic fixed on the clock and ended the first burst of excitement by drop ping his gavel on his desk and declaring the Honse adjourned until Monday. Before the members left the chamber Mr. Kauffman received many promises of sup port. There is a strong sentiment against him, though, because of his connection with the former independent Republican move ment and his training under ex-Senators Lee and Emery, whose memory is still thought of in a vigorous and uncompromis ing way by the stalwart and triumphant wing of the party. If Mr. Kauffman suc ceeds in carrying the principle of bis resolu tion to a successful finish it will be purely on its merits. Smrsox. SOME LOCAL BILLS. The University Building to bo Sold The American Flag; BUI. TFROH A STAFF COKRESrOXDEST. Hahbisbukg, January 11. Among the bills introduced to-day of local interest was that of ex-Speaker Graham, authorizing AUegheny county to dispose of the old University building lately used for court nd county purposes, and Eepresentative Marland's bill authorizing the establish ment of a public morgue, to be supported at public expense. The latter gentleman also introduced a bill providing fine and im prisonment for anyone who does miscklcrto property of motor power companies Eepresentative Dravo, of Beaver, was just a lap ahead of Eepresentative Brown in his now celebrated American flag bill. Mr. Brown introduced his resolution by re quest of some persons offended by the re marks Mr. Bravo didn't make, but kindly yielded precedence to the latter. Representative Richards, of Allegheny, is the author of a bill providing for the ex amination of stationary engineers. Eepre sentative Billingsley, of Washington, pre sented a bill that provides that a member shall be detailed from each Grand Army postof the State to compile a list of the soldiers and sailors in his locality, the com piler to be paid 10 cents for each name by way of compensation, and the Auditor General to print 4,000 copies of the whole list of names. SlMPSOif. ABQMB NTHEHOUS A BLOW AT THE L. & 0. Representatives BInrland and Lemon Want More Liberal Legislation. rFBOM A STAFF COERESrOKDET.3 Habbisbubg, January 1L Eepresenta tive Marland went home to-day with a very sore throat, but before going paid his com pliments to the agents of the Law and Order Society of Pittsburg by introducing a bill for the fine and imprisonment of persons who induce others to break laws for the purpose of having them fined for so doing. Mr. Marland's idea is to punish such in citers to law-breaking by fining them not to exceed ?500 and to imprison them not more than 12 months either or both. He thinks he knows at least one agent of the Law and .Order Society who could be punished were this bill now a law, and he has heard re ports of others. Eepresentative Lemon also introduced a bill to amend the law of the last century for the prevention of vice and immorality and of unlawful gain and disorderly sports and dissipation on the Lord's day. Mr. Lemon provides in his bill that druggists may carry on their ordinary bqsiness on Sunday, as on any other day of the Eeven, even to the ex treme of sellfng'aerated waters. It also ex pressly provides that business may be done on Sunday by newspapers and street rail ways; that church trains may be run and railroads transport live stock; authorizes telegraph and telephone companies to do business, as well as lighting and heating corporations, blast furnaces and glass mak ing establibhments; gives coal and lumber operators and shippers the right to send coal and lumber out on a rise of water occurring on Sunday, and last but not least, permits '"the sale of non-intoxicating refreshing beverages or ice cream and cake at anypub lic resort or park or other places" on Sun day. Boarding houses, etc, protected by former legislation, are also cared for in this amendment. Siarrsos'. SOME IMPORTANT BILLS. Kcw Legislation Introduced Affecting Many and Varied Interests. rSFECIAL TELEGBAX TO THE PISPATCH.1 Hakrisuueg, January 11. Among the new bills introduced into the House to-day were the following: Empowering county commissioners to ap propriate not exceeding $10,000 for erecting suitable monuments to Union soldiers and sailors at or sear the county scats. Providing for the punishment of anyone in any way connected with the printing and post ing of handbills, etc, representing a person in the act of assaulting another in a threatening, brutal and savage manner with a pistol, knife, dirk, (larger or any other deadly weapon. Requiring the Governor to issue commissions to persons who hare been declared elected, without regard to any contest. Proposing radical changes in the election laws of the fetate, providing uniform ballots, requiring the name of the political party to which the oter intends to deposit his ballot to be printed on the outside. Allowing Judges of the courts on the recom mendation of the jury to sentence persons convicted of murder in the first degree to im prisonment for life. Providing that in every public department and on all public works of the fatate, honorably discharged soldiers or sailors shall be preferred for appointment and employment. To provide for a uniform contract or policy of lire insurance to be issued in this State by all insurance companies taking fire risks. Requiring foreign fire insurance companies to pa premiums for the support of fire depart ment of fire companies. LEAVE 'WELL ENOUGH AI0XE. So Legislation to be Introduced Affecting Pipe Line Interests. rFBOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. Habkisbukg, January 11. Present indi cations are that no legislation similar to the Billingsley bill of last session, to regulate petroleum pipe line charges, will be intro duced in the presentLegislature. Mr. Bill ingsley hasn't heard on any reliableauthority that he intends to repeat the act which two years since made his name a household word in the oil regions, notalone of Pennyslvania, but also of Ohio and New York. Representatives Burdick and Griffith, of Moh.ean county, to whom some such Inten tion has been attributed, deny the solt im peachment, and no other members have heard anything about it. The concessions made by the pipe line people after the fail ure of the Billingsley bill, and the progress of events since that time in the land of grease, have probably throttled anything of the kind. Simpson, GETTING READY FOR BUSINESS. Chnunccy Blnck Preparing for tho Next Political Campaign. FHOM A 6TAFF COBEKESrOXDEXT. Habbisbubg, January 11. Ex-Lieutenant Governor Chauncey F. Black paid Har risburg a fleeting visit to-day, returning in the afternoon to his home in York. He has established National Democratic Club head quarters in close communication with the State Committee rooms. In a few weeks he will summon the delegates of the clubs to meet in national session at the home of Henry "Watterson, Louisville, Ky., there to absorb inspiration from the Democratic sur roundings, liquid and solid. State Chairman Eisner is here preparing for the meeting of the Democratic State Committee. This seems to occasion Repub lican Chairman Andrews no special worry, and his smile all day was as urbane as though Democrats had completely ceased from troubling. Simpson. THE WAY THE MOSEY GOES. Appropriation Bills Introdnced in tho Sen nto Legislature Yesterday. rSrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCn.l Hakkiskueg, January 11. Among the appropriation bills introduced into the House to-day were the following: For the erection of an additional hospital for the insane in counties of Allecheny, Beaver,' Lawrence, Butler, Armstrong. Jefferson, In diana, Cambria, Somerset, Westmoreland, Fayette, Greene and Washington, $200,000; sup port of nupils in Pennsylvania institution for the instruction of the deaf and dumb, Pitts burg. Si8,400; Home for Aged Colored Women.of Pittsburg. $3,000; Pittsbnrc Hospital for Chil dren, to be erected, S50.000; Huntingdon Re formatory, f210,500; Normal schools of the State, 8165,000; Board of Agriculture. $10,500; Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg, 813,000; Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Pittsburg, $142,516; Soldiers' Home at Erie, $186,300. DON'T WANT COMPETITION. The Pennsylvania Beblnd tho Salt Against the Phtsbnre, Sheuanco and Lake Erie. FKOM A STAFF CORKESPOXDEKT. Habbisbueg, January 11. Attorney J. Ross Thompson failed to appear when the case against the officers of the Pittsburg, Shenango and Lake Erie Railroad was called to-day. The charge was issuing fic titious stock, and there is a story afloat that the Pennsvlvania Railroad was behind the suit, the animus being the fact that when the Piitsburg, Shenango and Lake Erie is completed to a connection with the Nickel Plate road it will be another link in fhe chain of Vanderbilt competition against the Pennsylvania. Simpson. A PITTSBURG PLASTERER. He ! Dnly Elected President of the Inter national Union. Si. Paul, January 11. The Plasterers International Union completed its work this moraine and adjourned. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Robert Tenary, of Pittsburg; Vice Presidents, Edward Carroll, of Denver; L W. Dornsif, of Toledo, and William Trushour, of Omaha; Secretary, E. P. Hayes, of Kansas City. The next meeting will be held at Toledo. BEAT THE BEST TIME. A Thief Goes Throunh a Man's Clothes Enrly la the Morning, and nt 2 O'clock In the Afternoon Is En Rome to Sins; Sing. rSFECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCII.! New York, January 11. When Police man Charles Eiekcrd was caught stealing in a Nassau street store, at 3 o'clock in the morning of April 30, and was locked up in Sing Sing before sundown of the same day, the case was hailed as the quickest ariminal prosecution on record. It was beaten to-day by two hours, and the case occurred in the' same precinct where Rickerd committed his crimes. The victim of the law in this case was Frank Butler, a brass finisher, 23 years old, who lived at 108 South street. Early in the morning he entered a. room in the build ing at 8G Sonth street, and went through the clothing of Frank Chini, who was sleeping there. Butler took away a gold ring and a handful of English coins worth 536. Chini is a seaman. He had engaged him self to sail from this port to-day, and, as his testimony was necessary to secure conviction in the case. Captain McLaughlin deter mined to push matters as rapidly as pos sible. Butler was arrested at 5 A. M. by Policeman Madden. As soon as the Tombs Court was ready for business, Captain Mc; Laughlin was on hand with his prisoner! Justice Ford conducted the preliminary ex amination, and promptly remanded Bntler to await the action of the grand jury. There was not much waiting about it, for the Captain explained the situation to the jury men, and an indictment was forthcoming before noon, when Captain McLauchlin rushed his prisoner and his witnesses into the Court of General Sessions, Part 2, where Judge Martin was hearing a variety ot cases. Butler's ease was taken up at about 1 o'clock. He was found guilty in short order, and was sentenced to Sing Sing for 2 years and 11 months. At 2 o'clock a police man walked into the Old Slip station, and reported that Butler was on his way to prison. He left New York for his up country residence at the same hour Rickerd did, but there had been two hours less time between the arrest and the departnre. UNNECESSARILY SCARED. Excitement Occasioned at Erie by the Sad den Return of L. S. Norton. rSrECIAI. TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCn.l Ebie, January 11. Theie was consider able excitement here to-day when it was an nounced that L. S. Norton, Esq., of Kirk bride Asylum fame, had returned to the city. Mr. Norton lost his mental balance at the conclusion of a Heated and unsuc cessfurcandidacy for President Judge, and was taken to Kirkbride. He got himself out in a short time on a writ of habeas corpus, and proved conclusively that his mind had returned. "While he was in the asylum he had written letters to different persons who had been instrumental in placing him in the asylum, threatening to kill them. When he came to Erie this morning lie refused to register at the hotel, and inad vertently showed a revolver while trans ferring it from his satchel to his pocket. Although he said he was here purely on business, one or two of those whom Norton had threatened rushed into the court almost breathless, and begged the Court to restrain Norton in some way. Meanwhile Dr. Drake met the issue squarely, and issued a warrant for Norton's arrest, charging him with surety of the peace. Norton, when ar rested, was quietly arranging about fitting up his office. When lie was taken before the magistrate he waited patiently three hcare for his ac cuser. He then sent for a brother attorney who entered bail in the sim of $300 for Mr. Norton's appearance next Monday. Mr. Norton was scil-possessea throughout his trying position, and showed a balance of mind and temperament which was remarka ble. A CAL1THUMPIAN MURDER. Two of tho Screnadcrs Become Involved In a Quarrel and One is Killed. SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DLSPATCH. Chahbebsbtbo, Pa., January 11. Among the young men who attended a cali thumpian serenade at Charles M. Cressler's, in the eastern part of the county, last night, were Charles Meredith and Perry Rhone, of Stoney Point. They became involved in a quarrel there, bnt were quieted, Meredith desisting from fighting with the remark that he would get even with Rhone. On the way home he stopped at a cross-roads, and when Rhone came up knocked him down and kicked him in the abdomen several times. Rhone died almost instantly, and was carried to his home in a blanket. Without waiting to see the effects ot his attack Meredith went home, and this morn ing began his work as usual. "When in formed of the consequencesof his fight, he surrendered himself, and is now in jail here. Both are said to have been ordinarily in offensive, but Rhone was drunk. They are about 18 years old. This is the furth mur der in this county within six months. BELIGIOUS QUESTIONS, All Sects Will Now Have Equal Privileges in New Hampshire Concoed, N. H., January 11. At the Constitutional Convention to-day considera tion of a special order was entered upon, it being an amendment to strike out the word "Protestant" from article 6 of the bill of rights. Also to strike out the article entire and substitute one reported by the Com mittee on the Bill of Rights, inserting the following for that article: Every religious sect or denomination de meaning themselves quietly and as good sub jects of the State shall be equally under the Detection of the law, and no subordination of one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law. An amendment was offered to the substi tute report, by msertinga provision that the Legislature have the power to grant all religious societies within the State the privilege of selecting and contract ing with their own teachers of religion, morality and piety, and that no one sect shall be compelled to pay toward the sup port of teachers of any other sect or de nomination. This amendment was adopted. AN INSANE INVENTOR. Henry Erlz Shoots nt a Man and Then Com mits Suicide. St. Louis, January 11. Henry Kriz, the man who shot Ward McManus, a prominent St. Louis capitalist, yesterday, and for whom the police have been searching ever since, committed suicide at 2 o'clock this afternoon in a lodging house at 716 North Third street. Kriz, it is thought, had been rendered insane by the failure to secure money with which to push his car motor. Deceived by His Bride and Died. rSrECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. New York, January 11. Francis As trada, 25 years old, married Maggie Brown three weeks ago. He was unable to earn enough money to support her. He learned that she had a bad reputation among the young men of his neighborhood. This morning he swallowed pans green. He died before a doctor could be called. f1 1 1 1 n A Discourse on Women's Clubs in to uuiun morrow's Issue 0 Tub Dispatch, The stand the lakes will surprise the public .PITTSBURG, SATTJRDAY, MK.INGALLS SNUBBED The Presiding Officer of the Senate Was Not Invited to Attend CLEVELAND'S CABINET 1 DINNEE.- The President Couldn't Forget What Fol lowed a Similar Occasion. NOT A SLIGHT FOR THE OFFICER, Bat a rialn Intimation to the Man That He Can Sever Be Forgiten. In making out the list of guests for his Cabinet dinner of Thursday President Cleveland omitted the name of the presiding officer of the Senate, John James Ingalls. "Washington official society is all agog'over the slight for they do call it an intentional J snub perpetrated by the President fnre- taliation for the rumors that followed . a similar dinner last year. H-V 2 1SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCTt.l "Washington, January 11. Official cir-' cles are greatly agitated to-day 01 'the state dinner given "by the President in honor of his Cabinet last evening. It has long been the custom of the President to in clude among other guests asked to meet the Cabinet, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of , the House. For some years back the general of the army and the Admiral of tho navy have been included in the company at the Cabinet dinner. But on Thursday evening; the President chanced all that. The" Presi dent ot the Senate was not among the trests'l bidden to the "White House, thouglfa the Speaker of the House was. To-day the question in official circus is, "Did the President snub Mr. IngallsrT It looks very much like it. The question, like most questions, has two sides. The slight was intended for Mr. Ingalls, and not for the presiding officer of the Senate. But whatever provocation tho President may have to justify him in alight ing Mr. Ingalls, the fact remains that it is the President of the Senate, never theless, who is slighted. The President could have no speeial reason for inviting Senator Ingalls or any other Senator to the dinner. But there is a special reason for inviting the President of the Senate, as there is for inviting tho Speaker ot the House official etiquette has made it axaw. The compliment is to the office, and not the man who happens to be the officer. X LAST TEAK'S CABINET DINNER? The Cabinet dinnsr civen by the Presi dent on January 5, 1888, will go in to -history as the occasion at which Senator 3n galls is said to have talked about liis host, the President of the United States. The President of the Senate and Mrs. Ingalls were among the guests asked to meet the Cabinet officers and their wives, so were the Speaker of the House and Mrs. Car lisle, the General of the army and Mrs, Sheridan, and the admiral of the navy and Mrs. Porter. The other guests of the Cabi net at this now somewhat famous dinner were Senator and Mrs. Hawlev, Senator and Mrs. Hearst, Governor and Mrs. Jack son, Mr. and Mrs. Condert, Mrs. Pruyn, Mrs. Berry and Mis? Nelson, the latter a guest at the "White House. It was a dinner of SO covers, 16 less than the dinner to the tiaDinet wis year. j ine story is ttiat tne president ot tiiiam- ate talksd "to the ladv on hisrieht, he said so many harsh things of their host as to merit the lady's reproof. Mrs. Endicott is the lady who sat at Mr. Ingalls' right hand at that memorable dinner on the 5th of January, 1888. The wife of the Presi dent's Secretary of War is probably the last woman in the world to whom Senator Ingalls would say the things he is accused of saying. HIS OTHER NEIGHBOR DISCREET. "Was it to the lady on his left, then, that the presiding officer of the Senate berated the President? Mrs. Sheridan sat at his left, and whatever indiscreet things he may have said, Mrs. Sheridan is much too dis creet a woman to repeat them. If this were not reason enough, another would be the place at the stable occupied by Senator Ingalls a place but two seats distant frorn his hostess, Mrs. Cleveland. The Secretary of the Treasury sat at Mrs. Cleveland's left, then Mrs. Endi cott, and then Senator Ingalls. It will be seen that the presiding officer of the Senate sat so .iear the hostess as to fill one of the places of honor at the President's board. "Whatever influence the Cabinet dinner of last year had upon the President this year in the action of omitting the President of the Senate from his list of guests, it is cer tain that tne .airs, wmtney interview had even more weight. Whether the President believed that Senator Ingalls had abused his hospitality or not, he could not well get round the Mrs. "Whitney in terview. Altogether it is a terrible tangle. The direct question of veracity between Mrs. Whitney and Mr. Ingalls, as shown in the interview, would have made the situation of the two facing one another at the Cabinet dinner something appalling. STOLEN FROM SCHOOL. A Boy Kidnaped by n Womnn Who Grew Very Fond of Him. tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.l Jersey City, January 11. Early yes terday morning a colored woman called at Publio School 12, in this city, and took George Graham, a 13-year-old colored boy, away. She said she was a relative of his. About 1 o'clock the boj's foster mother, Mrs. Hannah Graham, called at the school and found the boy missing. She told the police that from the description of the woman who had taken the boy away, she thought it was Mrs. Sofia Bennett, of Balti more. About i. o'clock Detective Dalton saw a boy answering the Graham boy's descrip tion, going on a Pennsylvania Bailroad ferryboat. He arrested him and took him into the railroad depot, when a colored wom an answering the description of Mrs. Ben nett asked the detective what he was doing with that boy. He arrested her, too, and took her to police headquarters. Mrs. Graham said tne woman had been fond of the boy at one time, and had threatened to steal him. LIYELr LICENSE CONTEST. The Mercer Prohibitionists nnd Liquor Men Sinking Things Hnm. rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Greenville, January 11. The license contest in Greenville is still interesting. The three hotels have majorities of from 10 to 80 on the face of the returns, but both sides are having numerous affidavits taken to have names striken off their opponents' pa per, and the majorities in some cases are so small as to leave the result uncertain. Both sides make numerous charges of crooked ness, and there may be interesting develop ments. The same state of affairs exists at Stoneboro. The Mercer county grand jury this week indicted six persons for selling liquor with out license. To-day Joseph A.uble, of. Greenville, was arrested on the same charge, and a Mercer doctor has been detected giv ing prescriptions to men of intemperate habits. These cases, together with the license petitions, will make things lively. JANUARY 12, 1889. A FLOATING HOSPITAL. The SIoop.af.War Ynntlc Strictly Quaran tined Yellow Ferer Patients Bet ter A Statement From the Captain. tSFECIAL TXLXQRA1I TO THE DISPATCH. New York, January 11. The United States sloop-of-war Yantic, with yellow fever, from Port-au-Prince, Haytl, remains at quarantine, with the yellow fever flag flying. Lieutenant Charles Bichard Miles was in a very critical condition last night. The other yellow fever patients, Cadet Bris tol and Equipment Yeoman Kellar, are con valescent. Charles William Bowe, corporal ' of marines, was buried at sea with military honors on Monday. Lieutenant Miles was the first man aboard to get the fever. He was taken 'sick on December 28, on which the Yantic had ar-' rived at Port-au-Prince on her return from Santiago de Cuba. She had been three days at Santiago. On December 29 Yeoman Kellar and Cadet Bristol came down with the fever. Corporal Kowe took it on the -night of Decemoer 31. T" No one was allowed aboard the Yantic to-day, except the 'quarantine officials, but Captain Heyerman sent this statement ashore: We had no report concerning the state of affairs at tho north of Haytl between December 2S and January 1, when we left Port-au-Prince. Neither Mas there anything said abont any in tention on Legitime a part of leaving Haytl. The Dessallner. theToussalntl'Ouverture, tho Belire and the Grand Riviere (Legitime's gun boats), were all in the harbor of Port-au-Prlnco wben we left. We heard nothing of the Pinnanto or the Maned. I do not know Admiral Luce's opinion of the blockade, but I think it inefficient. Ihere were so many conflicting rumors concerning the state of affairs in Hartl that it was impossible to distineuish between truth and mere conjec ture. My own cabin is turned into a yellow ieyer hospital just at present, and everything is in such confusion that I cannot make a more complete statement at thlB writing. Anofficer of the Yantic stated that Legi time is ready to pay Mr. Morse, the repre sentative of the Boston owners of the seized steamship Haytien Eepublic, $100,000 dam ages, but that Mr. Morse holds out for $350, 000. 'Xhe Yantic will remain in quarantine until the patients are removed or have re covered, and until the health officers are sat isfied that all traces of yellow fever have disappeared from the sloop. Meantime, no onewill be allowed on shore( and either Dr. Smith or Dr. Sanborn will visit her daily. A MISTER! CLEARED UP. The Writer of a Number of Tronblcsomo Anonymous Letters Confesses. fSPECIAL TBLEOBAM TO THE DI3PATCH.1 Elmika, N. Y., January 11. For six years a large number of the people of El mira have been perplexed by receiving let ters of a singular nature, in many cases the epistles being signed, but the signatures proving forgeries. The Eev. Ir. Spooner received many of the letters, which con tained many disrespectful allusions to both pastor and flock. Members of the same church have received letters of a similar nature, purporting to be signed by fellow members, the signatures to all of which, when they were signed at all.were fictitious. Several married ladies received letters con taining scandalous information about their husbands, and, in fact, few of the promi nent members of the church were slighted. The writer of the mysterious and trouble some letters has just been discovered. It is Mrs. A. V. Both well, who, under pressure of the Chief ot Police, has confessed and will be properly dealt with. The strangest part of her deviltry is the fact that she fre quently warned ladies to look out for that woman, Mrs. A. V. Bothwell, who, she al leged, was paying too much attention to their hnsbands. This was probably doce to ward off suspicion. It is said by the police that many families hare been broken up, and many disagreeable scenes enacted in others by the foul letters. GOPP CONFIDENT AS EVER. He Refuses a Cabinet Position In Order to Continue His Contest. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 CHAKLESTOirt "W. Vs., January 11. The time of the Supreme Court has been occu pied to-day in hearing argument on the motion to dismiss the injunction to prevent Judge Guthrie from issuing a mandamus against Secretary of State Walker, com pelling him to report Kanawha county's returns to the Legislature. The decision is expected to-morrow. The Senate held a two hours' session to day, at which one ballot was taken for President and adjourned until Monday afternoon. The House held a half hour session and also adjourned nntil Monday. The Republicans will organize the Senate, but do not intend to do so until the matter now Dending in the Supreme Court is dis posed of, as the vote of Kanawha is necessary to the election of Goff. General Goff arrived to-day from "Wash ington, and it is stated on apparently good authority, has declined the Secretaryship of the Navy, tendered him by General Harri son, preferring to make the contest for the Governorship. HUSBAND OF TWO SISTERS. A Yonnt; Man's Plan of Rlnrrylng; a Family Spoiled by Oao Wife. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1 New York, January 11. Gerard B. Douglass is in jail in Borne, N. Y., because he has two Mrs. Douglasses here in New York. He married Miss Florence Barbier last October. After living with her ten days he began to love her sister Emily. He proposed marriage to Emily, and she ac cepted him. They eloped" to Hartford, Conn., just four weeks aiter Douglass began marrying the family. The proper Mrs. Douglass and her brother followed them. In Hartford ther found the minister who married the eloping couple. Douglass and Mrs. Douglass had'moved on to Borne, how ever. Mrs. Douglass No. 1 went to Koine too. When Douglass learned of her arrival he tried to slip away. A policeman with a warrant stopped him. A DESERTER BY PROFESSION, Not Only From the Navy, bnt of Three Wives as Well. FECIAL TELEQBAU TO THE DISPATCH. New York, January 11. James A. Prosper! has three wives. The first two he married and abandoned some years ago. He was employed as a marine at the Portsmouth navy yard. He made a bad record there, and eventually deserted. He married Miss Mary Duffy, in New York, just one year ago. He lived with her in her 'boarding house till blizzard Monday. He went out to get a drink in the evening and did not return. Yesterday this wife met him by chance in the street He asked her to lend him some money. She talked with him until a police man came along, and then had him arrested. He has been turned over to the United States Commissioner as a deserter. MSTERIOUS MURDER. A Missing Ohio Man Discovered in a Log Heap Near Col ambus. rSrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Columbus, January 11. The body of a stranger was found in a log heap north of the city to-day and brought to the Coroner's office. The face had been eaten off by hogs. The body was identified late to-night as that of Thomas Wilson, who has been missing since Friday. He formerly resided at London, O. It is thought Wilson was murdered and thrown in the log heap. EHT MR. ROBERTSOK He Fails by Six Inches to Enter the Indiana Senate Chamber, and IS LOST BY HIS LACK OP GRIT. His Successor Granted the Privileges of the Joint Session. LAST MESSAGE OP G0YERN0E GRit. He Beesmmends New Election Laws and Says White Capism Is Orer. The Indiana Legislature met yesterday, and in joint session listened to Governor Gray's message without the attendance of Lieutenant Governor Bobertson. Lieuten ant Governor-elect Chase, however, by unanimous consent, sat beside the presiding officer. Bobertson came within six inches of entering the hall. His party friends are said to have deserted him because of hi: lack of spirit. Governor Gray dwelt at length on election frauds, bribery and in' timidation, as well as the suppression of White Capism in the State. ISrSCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Indianapolis, January 11. Lieutenant Governor Bobertson came this morning within six inches of getting past the burly Bulger who guards the Senate chamber door, and playing with the Democratic ma jority and its President inside. Bobertson walked np to the State House with Senator Demotte, a Republican, and followed be hind him up to the door. The doorkeeper opened it to admit Demotte, without noticing Bobertson, and just at that moment some one calling his attention, he turned his head aside and Bobertson stepped forward into the door. Bulger turned his head just in time to thrust bis arm out, and caught the knob of the door, making a bar to the far ther progress of the Lieutenant-Governor. "I want to come in," said Bobertson. "I am the Lieutenant-Governor, 'ftnd it is my business to enter and preside oyer the Sen ate." y "You cannot come it; themp' orders, and that's all there is about it," replied Bulger, pushing him back. J Bobertson turned away, and soon after ward left the State House without having made any further effort to assert his rights. The Bepublicans are disgusted with Bobert son 's lack ofgrit in not attempting to effect a forcible entrance yesterday, and the Re publican Senators will pay no more atten tion to him, except to place on file their formal protest against the proceedings at tending the organization of the Senate. A LAMENTABLE FAILUBE. There was trouble over the journal report ing these proceedings when it came to be read this morning. The attempt of the Sec retary to straignten out the remark about parliamentary procedure that attended the organization naa oecn a lamentaDle Liilure. The Bepublicans declared that it was not a true record, and the Democrats wereJCafraid that it was too true to be creditable, so a committee wa3 appointed to fix it up into some shape that would do to become official. At 2:30 the general assembly in joint ses sion was called to order by Speaker Kiblack. On motion of Senator Howard, Lieutenant Governor-elect Chase was unanimously in vited to occupy a chair besirt'e the Speaker. "CtcutenantGovernoi Bobertson -was not present. When Governor Gray appeared, escorted by the joint committee, he was re ceived with applause. The Governor's mes sage took an hour in its deliverv. He treated at length of the finances, showing that the debt was now ?6,6T0,608. Of that one-half was owing to the school fund and drawing 6 per cent interest. He recom mended that the debt to the school fund be paid, and the money distributed to the counties to be loaned to the people, as other moneys belonging to that fund are. The State could borrow all the money, she wanted at 3 per cent, and the saving on in terest annually would be over 8100,000. He recommended that a tax of 2 cents on the 100 be levied to pay off the debt of the State. He dwelt at length on the reform needed in the election laws, and said in part: NEW ELECTION LAWS NEEDED. I earnestly invite your attention to the im perative necessity for a revision ot the election laws, so as to guard more effectually the exer cise of the elective franchise, and secure to the people fair and honest elections. It is mani fest that the public faith In the purity of our elections has become shaken, and the feeling is widespread that the decision at the ballot box no longer reflects the honest judgment of a majority of the voters. It is needless to say that the ballot box is the super structure upon which is built our representa tive form ot government, and in our ability to maintain the purity lies the only hope of the perpetuity of oar free institutions. You can render the State no more exalted service than to frame aud enact such laws that will, so far as legislation can accomplish, prevent the cor rupt use of money, preserve the secrecy of the ballot, secure pure elections and pnnish by the severest penalties all who may be guilty of committing fraud upon tbe ballot box, of bribing or attempting to bribe any elector, or of corrupting in any manner the suffrages of the people. The ballot should be printed by the State and procured by the voter only at the colling places, under such restrictions as will give every voter the opportunity to select and vote the ticket of his choice without interference by others, and congregating and electioneering about the polling places should be strictly pro hibited. The law should be so framed as to ex cludo all surveillanco over the voter while cast ing his ballot. I would reeommend that tho election precincts contain not over 200 voters. I feel that I cannot too strongly urge upon you the importance of giving the matter earnest and early consideration. THE WHITE CAPS SUPPRESSED. On the subject of "White Caps" outrages the Governor says: Evidence was finally procured against the principal participants, who were indicted and luv inai bb. ivi xvtciuuer 4, 1000. Alio de fendants have taken a change of venue, and tho time of trial is now fixed for March 28. The lawlessness has been completely sup pressed. Intimations have been given by per sons implicated that they desired to arrange with tbe State, agreeing that no further out rages would be committed if prosecutions on the part of the State would cease. I felt that the State could not afford to compromise with persons guilty of such offenses, and have in structed the authorities to prosecute all against whom evidence can' be obtained to the full ex tent of the law. The Governor recommends that the con stitution be amended so as to make the term of all county and State officers four in stead of two years, and providing for their election on years when no Presidenfel con test is up. He gave in detail the work that had been done on the new public institu tions of the State, and the estimates that had been made as to the cost of their com pletion. To meet the deficiency now exist ing, and to provide for the current expenses until an increase of revenue can be had, a new loan of $2,000,000 will be needed. At the conclusion ot the message the General Assembly stood adjourned until to morrow. Governor-elect Hovey arrived from Washington to-night. He was met at the depot by -a number of friends, including several members of the 'Legislature, and escorted to his hotel. He will to-morrow hand Governor Gray his resignation as Con gressman from the First Indiana district, and it is thought the Governor will im mediately issue notice for a special election to fill the vacancy. General Hovey will be inaugurated Governor of Indiana at noon Monday. Rll I NVF Contributes the prospectus of D 1 1.1a II I d the Congressional Record far 1889 in to-morrow's issue cThe Dispatch. It's real Junny. FATHER'S REVENGE. Tragic Seqnel to the Slyiterloas Death of a Doctor's Wife Shot Dead In the Open Street A Ballet In His Brain. Stevens Point, Wis., January 11. Dr. O. C. Meyer, a physician of this city, aged 34, was shot dead abont 4 o'clock this after noon by Phillip Griffith, his father-in-law. Half an hour beiore the murder Meyer and William Grifiith, his brother-in-law, had quarreled in front of the postoffice and had xiome to blows, but had been separated by bystanders. Afterward they walked down Main street together and turned south on Third street. Less than SO feet from the corner Meyer's father-in-law stepped np behind him, and placing a revolver at his head, fired the fatal bullet, remarking as he did so: "Blood for blood." The shot entered the head justjabove the right ear, passing straight into the brain and lodging within at the opposite side. The doctor dropped to the walk dead, with out uttering a word. Both of the Griffiths were immediately arrested and taken to jail. The elder, who is about 60 years old and physically feeble, freely admitted that he committed the deed and "expressed satis faction. On December 19 Mrs. Meyers, the wife of the doctor, died from the effects of a re volver shot. The hnsband claimed at the examination that she came to her death by her own hands. Circumstances warranted the Coroner's jury in not bringing in a verdict of suicide, but the deed was charged to no named person. The parents and brother of Mrs. Meyers the Griffiths stoutly maintained that she did not commit suicide, and the father has since then tried to secure a warrant for the doctor's arrest. Having no additional evidence in his pos session, the officers did not feel warranted in issuing the writ. To-day's tragedy 13 the outcome. PHTSICIANS QUARREL. Two Olen Shot In a Dlipnte Over a Small Account. Caulhowe, Mo., January 11. A fatal affray between physicians occurred here. Dr. Starke, 33 years of age, is a practicing physician, and bears the reputation of a quiet, inoffensive nature. Dr. Pitzer 13 the same age as the other physician. He, too, is a man who stands well with his neigh bors. The trouble grew out of a small account which Dr. Starke claimed Dr. Pitzer owed him. The account was sent to Dr. Pitzer, and a while afterward the two men met and quarreled over it. At the time Dr. Pitzer had a double barrel shot gun, but whether he took it with him be cause he expected a quarrel or not is not known. Friends prevented them from coming to gether, and they separated. After supper the men of the town gatHered in the store, among them Dr. Starke. Later Pitzer came in and their quarrel was renewed, the men coming to blows. Pitzer is much the larger and stronger man, and Starke was no match for him. Again friends interfered, and Pitzer turned to Starke, whipped out a pistol and fired at him. The bullet missed its mark and took effect in the side of Alex ander McLin, an old gentleman a?ed 75 years, making a serious fiesh wound. Starke fired again and again, the two last shots en tering Pitzer's back, one passing entirely through his body, inflicting a fatal wound. Starke is in custody. NOT MRDEREIJ FOR MONET. Sensational Developments Awaited la the Solatloa ofan Assassination Mystery. ISrZCIAI. TXXXQBAM TO TUS DISPATCn.l Hannibai,, Mo., January 11. Some very sensational discoveries have been made by the officers at work on the Stillweil mur der case. On December 17, Amos J. Still well, the wealthiest citizen of the city, was murdered in his bed by an assassin whose motive was supposed to be robbery. A portion of the clothing and some money be longing to Mr. Stillweil were found in the yard in rear of his house. It is reported that the officers have learned that the assas sin took no money, bnt purposely dropped it to create the impression that that was the motive for the crime. It now turns out that Stillweil wasn't murdered by a burglar, but by some one concealed in the house. Mrs. Stillweil, who has been driven almost insane by the tragedy, tells some conflicting stories about what occurred in the room, but is giving the officers every assistance to apprehend the murderer. The whole city is still dis cussing the tragedy and watching develop ments. CHINESE AND OPIUM. A Government Revenue Cotter Maks a'RIch Haul in Paget Sound. Fobt Townsend, W. T., January 11. The largest opium and Chinese seizures made on Pnget Sound for several months was made last night, when nearly 55,000 worth of opium and 12 Chinamen were captured in the British sloop Emerald, near the mouth of Port Discovery Bay. The vessel was in charge of Benjamin Lundy and Frank Hall, and was loaded with 400 pounds of refined opium and a dozen China men from Victoria. The master was to re ceive $20 for every Chinese landed on American soil, besides $2,000 on opium. All the Chinese were provided with British certificates entitling them to return to Victoria. The smugglers, when they ob served the revenue cutter Oliver "Wolcott bearing down upon them, threw a large quantity of opium overboard, attached to floating life preservers, a few of which the officers picked up. They were heavily armed, but offered no resistence. The smugglers were bound over in the sum of $3,000 each to appear for trial. SWIFT AND SURE. Justice Meted Out to'a Mnrderer by a Party of Citizens. New Flobence, Mo., January 11. A shooting, affray occurred at this place yester day in which D. E. Driscoll was instantly killed by Isaac Willis, who escaped from the jail at Danville some time since. Willis had been imprisoned some months for an unsuccessful attempt to kill his wife. On the night of December 30 he escaped. Noth ing was heard of him until yesterday morn ing, when he made his appearance at an early hour at Mrs. Peter's, where his wife, from whom he had been divorced, was living. He made a desperate attempt to gain ad mittance to his wile's room, but was pre vented from so doing until she could secure herself in a neighbor's house. Driscoll, the City Marshal, was notified of "Willis ac tion, and proceeded to arrest him. Willi3 shot him through the heart. Willis was followed by a posse of citizens and killed. HE COULDN'T GET AWAY. A New York Murderer Captured After a Chase of Threo Weeks. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISFATC1T.1 New Yoke, January 11. John Burke, a murderer, was in court for the first time, this morning. Three weeks ago the Burke and Moore families passed an evening in an uptown saloon. Young Burke fell to quar reling with Michael Moore. He eventually plunged a big knife into Moore's groin, up to the handle. He then carefully withdrew the knife, handed it to his sister, and walked out of the saloon. Moore died three days later. Burke was caught in Newark last night. . - j aD ROBBERY. ? x - V. "Si. The :&. .-adoes Asain at :&. .-adoes WriA) East End. jf. Atf ATTACH LAST NIGHT Made Upon Arthur Creighton JTear tbe Bailroad Station. THE HIGHWAYMEN AREPUESUED, But They Fire Upon the Officers Chasing Them and Escape. TBE DEMAND FOE JI00NTED P0LICEMEX Highway robbers knocked Arthur Creighton down near East Liberty station at an early hour last night. After heating him brutally, they took his gold watch. They were chased by a crowd, but created confusion by firing several shots among tho people and thus made their escape. The bold character of the deed, rather than what the rascals secured, has again alarmed East End people. The East End is terrorized again. Not since the wife of ei-State Treasurer Livesey was attacked by highwaymen on Shady avenue has there been so daring a robbery and so murderous an assault out there as one which was perpetrated last night shortly aiter 9 o'clock. It will be apt to cause a renewal of the demand for mounted police men in the suburban wards. The crime was committed a! a spot where there always are many people around the East Liberty station on the Pennsylvania Bailroad. From the subsequent accounts of spectators, it was learned that fully half an hour before the time mentioned, two shabbily-dressed men were observed loiter ing abont the depot. They looked like tramps. One was very tall, probably two inches over six feet, and his companion was scarcely five feet high. Their prototypes might be found in the two jolly robbers of the opera of 'Erminie." However, both rascals in this instance wore broad-brimmed stiff hats, and they had no ancient um brella to protect them from the rain and snow. What made them chiefly conspicuous was the skulking. They seemed to carefully avoid the gentlemen's waiting room and the well-lighted platform, sneaking to and fro along the side boardwalk leading to Penn avenue and hiding in the depot yard. One gentleman remembered afterward that he had seen the two fellow: follow a prominent iron manufacturer to a point near Calvary P. E. Church and then drop back. SEIZING IHEIB PBET. One other man they tried to track. Ho had paid the baggagemaster some money and they evidently watched him through a window. But that chase they evidently gave up too. Arthur Creighton crossed the raiiroad a little after 9 o'clock, going from Frankstown avenue over to Penn avenue; Upon him the tramps centered their atten tion. The smallest soon caught np to him, and by some pretense, induced him to step across to the darkest side of the Station street road, east of the railroad tracks. He there engaged him in some meaningless conversation which was scarcely a moment in duration, for the tall brigand bringing up the rear, so stealthfully that he was not heard, dealt Mr. Creighton a powerful blow on the side of the head with some heavy weapon, which the victim says felt like a "knuckler." Creighton is a little man himself. He is about SO years of age, and has but little strength for such an unexpected combat. He attempted to arise, but received a kick in the side and several brutal blows in the chest. When he tried to yell for help, he was kicked again, and one of the ruffians held his mouth. They went through his pockets, tearing his gold watch from the silver chain, and, finding no money abont him, ran away toward Penn avenue, appar ently thinking their victim was unconscious. In their flight the highwaymen ran plump into two citizens. One of these told Sergeant Best at the police station that they tried to stop the fugitives at once, sup posing something was wrong, but the tall fellow told them there was a fight down there. SHOOTING AT POLICEMEN. By that time, however, Mr. Creighton was on his feet yelling lustily, "Stop thief!" The two citizens dashed up street after the two robbers, and a few steps around the corner took them past the Nineteenth ward station house. Here Captain Mercer, Officers McLaughlin and McNalley and two patrol wagonmen, joined in the pursuit. Just across the Penn ave nue railroad bridge the party were fired upon by either one or both tbe runaways. Four shots were fired back in quick succes sion, but the aim was bad and no one was hurt. The shooting brought a big crowd to the scene, but, in the contusion that followed, the footpads made their escape. From all indications they are supposed to have gone to Fifth avenue and hidden in some of the fields between East Liberty and Oakland. Sergeant Bert telephoned their descrip tion to all parts of the city. Mr. Creighton went to the station house, got his fare washed and a gash on his head attended to, and went home. His clothes were ruined by the mud in which he had wallowed. His watch was worth $150. The most intense excitement prevailed in the East End after the occurrence. The fact that the tramps were hiding along some of the lonely streets, and the similarity of the affair to previous deeds of desperadoes out there, scared several women so badly that they had to beg for escorts to their homes. It was still early, and ladies on the streets were numerous. The attempted rob bery of an Oakland store this week was spoken of in connection with last night's affair by one of the officers. An unusually large number of suspicious characters have been seen in the East End district within the last month. Citizens want some of them arrested as a scare. LOST HIS EilPLO ZEE'S M0SET. A Cheap Bookkeeper Drops aHoll of $1,600 In the Tlser Lnlr. ISFICIAL TXLKOBAH TO Tltt DISPATCH. New Toek, January 11. John E. Fos ter, a bookkeepor on 513 a week, and father of six children, has gone wrong. George B. Bidwell, his employer, has put him in jail because ho stole $1,600 from the safe of Bidwell & Co. Foster sayj he spent the money in playing faro. He took the money in small amounts, and concealed the thefts temporarily b "doctoring" the books. s Ji . " & t isMuctgiiA': kisi i& Sfi'AiAlt: r mk4iL.-JJWBHBiiWMs'