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JTor to-morrow's DISPATCH
can be left at main office till mid
night orat branch office HU9 P.M.
The Authentic Story of His
Death Dramatically Related
By an Eye-Witness.
He Died Like a Hero With His Face
Toward the Foe.
The Story of Drmctrio Gcorclo The Fall of
Khartoum Tienebery Within the Gates
Patba Fnrfc's 3Icsai;e to the Mnlidl
A City of Lamentations The Attack on
the Government Houe Gordon's Defi
ance A Knight!) bnrreutlct ATicacu
crous Blow The Last Tragic Scene.
The authentic account of the death of
General Gordon, England's hero, is now
given to the world for the first time. The
story is told by Demetrio Georgio, a Greek,
who was an eye-witness of the
tragedy. Gordon was the victim of
the foulest treachery, both on the
part of his allies and of his enemies.
Khartoum was delivered over to the Mahdi
by Pasha Farig. Gordon defied the enemy
until the last, and looked death calmly in
the face. After surrendering according to
the usages of war he was treacherously
LoyDOS, January 18. (Copyright)
The u ail from Suakim to-night brings dis
patches from General Grcnfell, among
which is die latest, and this time the ab
solutely authentic account of the last hours
cf Gordon, the hero of Khartoum, whose
lonely tomb in the center of the Soudan is
now venerated even by Mahdists as that of
a saint
The account, which has been collated
with various documents and reports and
oificially declared to be true, is furnished by
Demetrio Georgio, a Greek, who recently
arrived at Saukim from Khartoum.
Georgio was horn at Berber and was present
at the capture and sack of Khartoum.
Here is his story as told to General Grcn
fell. Khnrtoum Left Unguarded.
"I was at Khartnnm the night it was
taken. The Xile had gone back so that
part of the city was open. Gordon didn't
construct fresh trenches and ramparts, be
cause he thought there were sufficient troops
there, 3,000, I think. The gaps and all
roundabout were held by. a large force un
der. Farig P.-.sha that night. Farig
moved his troops, especially the blacks,
from the gaps, saying the soldiers
were wanted on the other side. Gordon had
perfect confidence in Farig. The attack
took place at two points. At the largest
pap there was no resistance. If the British
army, or even a few of them, had arrived
even one hour before the attack, the place
would not have been taken and Gordon's
troups would have fought to the last.
Farig Pasha's Treachery.
"Farig had sent word to the Mahdi,
Unless you attack to-night all is lost.'
"That night all was blood and flames,
and the city had passed over from the com
mand of Gordon to the Mahdi. It was a
dire and dreadful night. I shall remember
it to my dying day. The air echoed with
horrible shrieks, yells, lamentations and
vrailing, and smelt of blood.
"I had three friends, Greeks. I hastened
to rescue them. 1 had two Mahdist uni
forms given me by an Arab friend. One I
gave to a friend, putting on the other my
self. It was nearing daybreak when some
Arabs rushed in, telling me I ought to go
to the Government house at once.
"I said, 'Why?'
"They replied that all the great officers of
the Mahdi have gone there to kill Gordon
Pasha. The seraglio they called it. When
they saw my third friend had no Mahdi gar
ment on they slew him.
The Scene of the Tragedy.
"We were then taken into the court yard.
I saw Gordon Pasha smoking a cigarette on
the balcony facing the river. We had en
tered at the back of the palace, entering at
the yard where the sycamore tree is. Georgio
Demetno, the principal medical officer ot the
Soudan province, and Nicola Lemindita, the
Greek Consul, were with him. Five hun
dred dervishes, who had been sent by the
Mahdi with special orders to take Gordon
alive, stood at the foot of the staircase. I
went up the stairs, being sent hy the men
below, who were vociferating 'Gordon
"Gordon coolly left the balcony.
" 'Fly,' said the other two, 'white there
is yet time. Go in at the little door take
the boat
" 'Shall I fly and leave my post? Gordon
replied, indignantly, 'that, indeed, would
be a disgrace. I shall not fly.'
Dauntless in the Face of Death.
"He then went into his inner room and
donned his full uniform and sword. Then
became out and grandly drew himself ud to
his full height On his visage was a look
of scorn.
" 'Whom seek ye?' he asked, gazing at
the sea of angry faces of the dervishes.
" 'Gordon Pasha,' they cried.
" Tou want him, do you. I am he, come
tip hither,' Goraon replied.
"On being again urged by Demetrio and
the Greek Consul to fly, Gordon replied,
for shame, would you have me abandon my
post ignominiously?'
"He could easily have escaped at the
rear. Then as Gordon stood boldly facing
the dervishes several superior Mahdist
Generals came up. The df Irishes allowed
them to pass. They ascended the stairs and
asked for the Pasha. Gordon met them,
saying, 'I am he," and handed them his
sword in the military fashion, intimating
that he knew they had taken the place, and
that consequently he surrendered according
to the usages of war.
Thus Died the Martyred Gordon.
"Xassas, one of the Generals, snatched,
hold of his sword at the same time in a
brutal and most cowardly manner, striking
Gordon an unexpected blow. The Pasha
would have fought desperately had he
thought he would not have been treated in
an honorable manner. He fell, rolling
down the stairs. As be rolled another Gen
eral speared him on the left side, inflicting
a grievous wound.
"Thus died Gordon. I was there,a specta
tor of the ghastly deed, and got out of the
way when he rolled to the bottom of the
stairs. Some say Gordon was cut up into
little pieces, but others relate that they em
balmed his body and took it to the Mahdi.
There were bodies cut up, but I am inclined
to believe that these were the bodies oi the
Consul and the doctor."
A Fruitless Night Session of the West Vir
ginia Senate A Democratic Caucus
to be Called The End Still
in the Futnrc.
rsrrciAL telegram to the Disr-ATcn.l
Charleston, W. Ya.. January 18. In
the Senate to-day the petition of A. P. Mor
ris, contesting the seat of J. W. Yeater,
Democratic Senator from the Second dis
trict, was filed. Five more ballots for
President were taken, and at one time it
seemed that Thomas E. Davis, the Itepub
licau member from Taylor county, had been
elected. He received the votes of Senators
McCallister and Price from the Democratic
side, but before the vote was announced
Senator McCallister chanced his vote to
Senator Scott This prevented his election.
Ninety ballots had been taken when a
recess was taken until 7:30 this evening.
The general impression among members of
both parties was that an organization would
be effected, but in this they were again mis
taken. Seven more ballots were taken
without any election, and about 8:30 an ad
journment was had until 11 o'clock to-morrow.
A Democratic caucus to decide upon a
candidate for United States Senator will be
called in the near future, but the exact date
has not been decided upon. From present
appearances a repetition of the deadlock of
two years ago, which resulted in the defeat
of Senator Camden, .seems possible, if not
More Accident on tho Nrpnno Near
the Scene cf the Late Disaster.
. Kent, O., January 18. Hew York,
Pennsylvania and Ohio freight train 24 and
second section ot train 87, went heads to
gether one mile west of here at 6:05 this
evening, and Edward Washner, of train 87,
was killed. Engireer E. E. Roberts, of
train 24, and both firemen escaped with a
few bruises. Three tramps, who were steal
ing a ride in a box car of 87, were more or
less bruised.
The body of Washner was not found
until 9:45, when it was discovereSunder the
ruins of a box car, 25 feet from his engine.
Train 24 was running about 30 and train
87 about 12 miles an hour. Both engines
and some 15 cars were demolished. The
accident occurred within four miles of the
bcene of the terrible disaster of the 14th, and
was caused by the crew of train 87 overlook
ing the register at Kent
Strange Tilings That Happened In a Little
Indiana Church,
Jeffeksoxviexe, Ikt., January 18.
For two weeks the people of Owen township
have labored hard to get up a
revival at Shiloh Church, hut with
out success. They were ready to
give up when at the last meeting
a pious-looking stranger walked into the
church, was asked to pray and readily re
sponded. His supplication was fervent and
extraordinary. He asked that a sign he
given them. His desire was answered.
All the lights went out, the pulpit was
violently fluns into a corner, and at the
same moment the stoves were upset, leaving
the church in utter darkness. The congre
gation fled panic-stricken. In the morning
the more courageous returned. They found
stoves and pulpit in their usual places, and
no signs of any disturbance.
Mrs. Kress Threatened Suicide Merely to
Frighten Her Husband.
New York, January 18. A woman's
screams in First avenue, at Twenty-eighth
street, called Policeman McCabe to the spot
at 2 o'clock this morning, where he found
Mr. and Mrs. August Kress struggling
on the sidewalk, .fie took them to
the station. Mr. Kress is the son
of the well-known brewer, and he
and his wife live at Seventh avenue and
Thirty-second street Mr. Kress said that
his wife had left her home, half dressed, in
the night, threatening to throw herself into
the river. He had followed her across town
to stop her.
Mrs. Kress was locked up. She said that
she had threatened to drown herself solely
to frighten her husband, who had neglected
her. She had no idea, bhe said, of suicide.
The Justice discharged Mrs. Kress.
They ore Preparing to Protect Girls nnd
Summarily Punish Murder.
Ashland, Wis., January 18. Billy
Andrews had been acquitted of cutting his
wife's head off. Yesterday he received a
White Cap notice to leave to-day. To-day
he was on the streets with two six-shooters
in his overcoat pockets. He says he is not
going away.
One of the citv preachers, speaking about
the reign of lawlessness in the pineries, and
the attempt to break ud the intamons
stockaded dens, declared to-day that when
it came to pass that girls were
lured from their homes to these
vile prisons in the woods, he was a White
Cap, and he didn't care who knew it. The
preacher is known to be a member of the se
cret organization which has just been
formed to grapple with the evil.
New Mexico's Earnest Plea.
Santa Fe, January 18. A lengthy me
morial to the President and Congress of the
United States passed the Xew Mexico Leg
islative Assembly to-day by a unanimous
vote, praying for the admission of this Ter
ritory to the Union of States. A committee
will be appointed to convey the memorial to
AIvlo Joslyn Fined for Naughtiness.
New York, January 18. "Alvin Jos
lyn" Davis, the actor, arrested some time
ago by Anthony Comstock for having in
decent pictures in his possession, was fined
$150 for the offense in the Court of Special
Sessions to-day.
Archbishop Corrlgaa Tronounccs Against
the Anti-Poverty Society Right of
Property Sanctioned by the
Law of Xatnrc.
New Yoek, January 18. A circularwas
sent to-day to all the priests of the archdio
cese of New York.of which the followingare
Reverend Dear Sm Although the so
called Anti-Poverty Society has been nearly
two years in existence, I have refrained hither
to from taking notice of it, hoping that time
and experience would lead its votaries to wiser
counsels, and that the members if left to them
selves would gradually disperse.
The successor of St. Peter, addressing and
teaching the universal church, has affirmed
that "the right of property is sanctioned by the
law of nature." Tho founder of the Anti
Poverty Society proclaims the opposite. The
Holy Father has branded the doctrines of this
unhappy leader as "false and pernicious." He
has stated that ho "will never retract them."
The Holy Father, through his organ, the su
preme tribunal of the holy office, of which he
himself is the President, has declared attend
ance at these reunions an "open and public
sin." Tho rejoiner of the ex-communicate 1
will not repeat.
In order, therefore, to safeguard the Interests
of souls for whom I must render an account on
the day of judgment, I hereby make and de
clare attendance at meetings of the Anti
Poverty Society a reserved case. I need not
expect you, reverend dear sir, should occasion
require, bringing back to the fold those who
may have strayed from the path of duty.
1 am, very faithfully, jour devoted servant in
Christ, SlicnAEL Augustine,
Archbishop of New York.
P. S. Please read this circular at all the
masses on Sunday.
The Communion Service Stolen and
Chnrch Doors Nailed Up.
rsrrciAL telegeam to the DisrATcn.i
Boston, January 18. There is serious
discussion in the First Independent Bap
tist Church, colored, of this city, the facts
of which are being aired in court in a suit
brought by the old Board of Deacons,
who claim to have been unlawiully re
moved. The trouble began last September,
but the brethren have kept the matter
within the sacred precincts of the church.
It seems that at the annual meeting,
Deacons Moore, Mercer, Wise, Saunders
and Kemp were unceremoniously dropped,
and Deacons Taylor, Kendall, Henry Hill,
Kussell and Wheeler were elected in their
places. There had been some back talk for
several weeks, and this culminated in a
seizure of the communion service and
church by the deposed deacons, according
to the pastor's testimony.
The complainants in this suit are charged
with hiding the communion service, after
which they nailed up the church so that it
was impossible to open it for the annual
meeting. The next day an entrance
was forced and the victorious party pro
ceeded to count out the deacons who had
tried the freezing-out process. The case is
still on trial, and some interesting testi
mony is expected.
It Wears the Usual Garments, but Walks on
All Fours.
Chicago, January 18. People who live
on State street, between Forty-fifth and
Forty-ninth streets, declare that a ghost
patrols that district at midnight
every night The specter is de
scribed as being dressed in white,
flowing garments, and as walking on all
fours. The conductors and drivers of the
street cars on Forty-first street are greatly
alarmed. Two of them refused to take their
cars out last night.
Hyde Park policemen saw the apparition
about midnight last night, and pursued it,
firing their revolvers as they ran. When
the spook reached the Grand Boulevard it
suddenly disappeared. The officers reported
their adventure to Captain Hunt To-night
several officers were detailed to lay in
ambush for the ghost
A Verdict in the Tnllmadgo Wreck Inquest
to be Rendered boon.
Akeok, January 18. Coroner Sargent
concluded his inquest to-day into the cause
of the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio
wreck of Monday morning at Tallmadge,
and will render his decision in a day or two.
Engineer Robinson, of the freight train, the
parting of which was the first in the train of
circumstances that caused the wreck, went
upon the stand. He testified that when his
fireman (Bradley) left the engine to flag the
fast express he told Bradley to be sure and
hold the train at Tallmadge. There was a
definite understanding to that effect.
Operator Harbison said he had mistaken
whistles on the Pittsburg and Western road
for Nypano whistles. The tendency of to
day's testimony is to put the responsibility
pretty solidly on Fireman Bradley.
A Church Deocoo Discovered in the Viola
tion of tho Prohibition Law.
Fort Dodge, Iowa, January 18. The
arrest of Thomas Cooper, of Lehigh, a
deacon in the Christian Church, by a set of
vigilants last evening, was the cause of con
siderable excitement in the little mining
village. Several kegsof the prohibited were
captured and Cooper was turned over to the
new authorities, to whom he pleaded guilty
of violating the law and was placed in the
county jail at this place.
Church services were being conducted at
Christian Church at the time of the arrest,
and the proceedingawere reported by the
vigilants to the meeting, wLereuDon Cooper
was promptly suspended from church mem
Paid to the Memory of Charles R. Frank, of
Phillipsburg, J anuary 18. The funeral
services of Charles It. Frank, who died
suddenly on Tuesdav, took place this after
noon at the German Lutheran Church, and
were largely attended. The services were
conducted by Key. F. C. E. Lcmcke, of
Rochester, assisted by Rev. W. A. Passa
vant, of Pittsburg.
The Jr. O. IT. A. M., of which the de
ceased was a member, turned out in a body,
and a number of his fellow newspaper
workers were present.
The Originator ofilie Scandal Snys Bnznlne
Was Childish and Not Reliable.
Berlin, January 18. The Cologne Ga
zette publishes an anonymous letter, stating
in effect that Count Solms-Sonnewalde, the
German Minister at Madrid, confirmed
Major Von Deine's report on the Morier
affair. The letter also hints thatCount
Solms said that General Bazaine, during
the last days of his life, often wandered in
mind, and would only have written a denial
at someone's dictation.
Tho Mnbdl io Invade Egypt.
Suakim:, January 18. Bazar rumors are
current to the effect that the Dervishes are
massing at Khartoum for an attack upon
Pongola, and that the Mahdi intends to
invade Egypt
Demanded of Kyrle Bellew -by Eccen
tric Miss Harriet Colin.
But He Gives Her the Slip and Eos Her
Placed Under lock and Key.
She Insists Upon His Eehearslnj With Her, bat He
Seriously Otjects.
Miss Harriet E. Coffin seems determined
to have handsome Kyrle Bellew's life if she
can't have his love. She became so furi
ous watchiug him making mimic love to
Mrs. James Brown Potter that last evening
she made another attack on him. On being
arrested, taken to the station and searched,
a pistol, lots of money, some letters and a
compromising diary were found. Sho was
locked up for the night.
New Yoek, January 18. Harriet E.
Coffin, the eccentric young Cincinnati
woman who has followed Actor Kyrle Bel
lew all over the country for a year past un
der the crazy delusion that he is madly in
love with her, met him face to face to-night
infrontofthe stage door of Palmer's Thea
ter. She had a loaded pistol, and he did
not stop to talk with her, but hurried into
the theater.
Miss Coffin has haunted the neighborhood
of the theater ever since Mrs. Potter put on
"Antony and Cleopatra." The actor was
warned that she was after him, but he was
used to it. On Thursday night Miss Coffin
sat in the orchestra and watched the simu
lated love scenes between Mrs. Potter and
the actor with growing excitement, and she
hurried around to the stage door at 31
West Thirtieth street, after the play, and
tried to see Bellew and expostulate. He
chanced to go out the other way.
About 6:30 o'clock to-night Miss Coffin
began to pace up and down in front of the
stage entrance, determined to intercept the
actor as he went into the theater. She wore
a fur ulster and a becoming bonnet over her
jet black banged hair, and carried a leather
band satchel. Bellew came sauntering
along in a light overcoat at 7 o'clock, and
Miss Coffin stopped him just as he was
about to go up the high brown stone stoop.
He didn't recognize her, and she petulantly
told her name and began an unintelligible
tirade against him. Then she moved her
hand toward her pocket, and he vanished
into the theater.
Two minutes after he was in the office
asking Howard Perry where he could get a
constable. "That woman Coffin is
after me again," he said, "and she wants to
shoot me."
Perry shut the boxoffice door and ran
around to Miss Coffin, who was still at the
stage entrance. She made a motion toward
her pocket again, but Perry shook his fist
at her and frightened her. She denounced
Bellew, and then turned awav contemptu
ously and walked up toward Fifth avenue.
Five minutes later Gasman Joe Driscoll
came into the theater and said that she was
hiding in the area, two doors east of the
stage door. Perry Dent a messenger to Cap
tain Reilly, and Policeman Reed and Dolari
came around and got her. She fought
acainst arrest and tried to get at her pocket
aeain. but the policeman heldher arms. At
the station house they took irom her pocket
a new silver-plated, pearl-handled 32-caliber
revolver. Only one of its five chambers
was loaded.
The prisoner became furious when the
weapon was taken from her, and kicked
Policeman Reed's shin. She declared her
arrest an outrage, and insisted that it was
part of a plot of Kyrle Bellew to kill her.
Sergeant Sheldon found a big roll of bills in
her pocket, which he returned to her. He
took her hand satchel away and locked her
up in a cell. An hour later she tried to
run her long steel hat pin into the arm of
an attendant, and the pin was taken away.
She raved in the cell about Mrs. Potter
and Bellew. Later still she prayed Ser
geant Sheldon to release her, and offered
him first ?50 and then increased the offer to
300 and $500.
Captain Beilly made an inventory of the
miscellany in the satchel. There was a
partly-emptied box of arsenic wafers, an
empty bottle that had contained some nar
cotic, a pocketbook containing crumpled
new bank notes, and a pawn ticket showing
that the prisoner had pledged a ring under
the assumed name of Mr3. Stafford at
Stern's pawn shop, at & "West Thirty-first
street, for 12 on January 15; a lot of corre
spondence from her attorneys, Charles B.
"Wilby and Gustavus H. Wald, of 218 Main
street, Cincinnati; 16 paid checks tin the
Second National Bank at Fifth avenue and
Twenty-third street, and a Russian leather
The letters apparently indicated that Miss
Coffin owns considerable property in Cin
cinnati. The checks aggregated ?1,672 99.
The diary was filled with references to Bel
lew's mysterious power over Miss Coffin.
She calls him "Her death," and under date
of July 11, 1888, wrote this entry.
My birthday last feeling gone; the love I
live for has left me. I feel the strength my
God! I will fall senseless. Have taken a few
arsenic wafers, but only two a day. Curse yet
I wih a post mortem examination.
She also had a newspaper clipping re
porting that the Chicago police bad been
warned that she had followed Bellew there
with a pistol to kill him.
The'orisoner told Sergeant Sheldon that
she was 21 years old, and lived at 256 "West
Fifty-sixth street. It was discovered that
Miss Coffin had been living recently at the
Murray Hill, Rossmore, Barrett, Oriental
and the Grand Hotel. She was turned out
of the latter three weeks ago, and the em
ployes had to lock the door afterward to
keep her from forcing her way back to the
office. Dr. Hill treated her at the Murray
Hill for insomnia on New Year's Day with
out knowing who she was.
Miss Coffin's mother lived at 1133 Madi
son avenue until two months ago, and Miss
Coffin has been around there with her pistol
hunting for Bellew. Howard Perry will
appear against her in Jefferson Market
Court to-morrow.
She was committed to an asylum here at
the time of her last escapade, but fled to
Jersey City and has been at large ever
A Sacrlleslons Scamp Severely Punished
For Personating Ills Savior.
Belvidere, N. J., January 18. The
jury in the case of Mason Heuntsman, ac
cused of personating Jesus Christ, receiving
divine honor from his followers, and passing
judgment on his enemies, having rendered
a verdict of guilty on Thursday night
Judge DeWitt passed sentence this morn
ing. He impospJ the full penalty, six
months in the qounty jail, 100 fine and the
costs of prosecution.
The prisoner made a ten-minute speech,
declaring that his life was in keeping with
Christ's and the Apostles', and that he was
ready to go to the stake for his religious belief.
JANUARY 19, 1889.
Indications of, a Brash at Hnytl How
I'Csltlnin Raises Loans Another
Yunkeo War Ship Getting
Ready to Sail.
JfEw York, January 18. The Atlas
Line steamship Andes, Captain Evans,
which was at Port-au-Prince on December
29 and at Kingston on January 10, came in
to-day. Captain Evans says that Legitime
raised a loan of ?2,000 at par from Port-au-Prince
merchants, and next day locked
up many of those who had declined
to subscribe. Captain Evans says
that the forces of Legitime and Hippolyte
ate about equal, and that neither side wants
to fight. Legitime, he says, is now attack
ing St Marc bv land and sea. The Toussaint
shelled the Thermopylean Pass there and
drove off itsde(enders,but Legitime's troops
did not dare enter.
N The Galena was still at Kingston on the
10th, with all well aboard. The hi? pro
peller of the modern cruiser Atlanta,
Captain Howell, stirred up the black mud
in the navy yard creek this afternoon and
to-night She- is under orders to sail for
Hayti; and Chief Engineer Kelly was
breaking in bis new engines and new men.
The ship's engines were kept going
at slow speed for 12 hours to
give each watch a chance to become
familiar with their duties. Lieutenant
Conden had the foresail, topsails, topgallant
sails and fore and aft sails bent, boats
noisted aboard and swung in, and every
thing put in shape for sea. Captain J. A.
Howell hopes to bid New York goodby to
morrow afternoon,but owing.to some trouble
with one of the boilers she may not get
away until Sunday morning.
In the Erie basin to-day all was bustle at
tha dock where lay the steamship Madrid,
which is supposed is fitting out for a gun
boat for Hippolyte. Scores of men were
engaged in fastening tripple sheets of steel
seven-sixteenths of an inch thick on the
vessel's sides, and these were backed with
strong timbers ot live oak. At the foundry
nearby the steel plates for the work was
being turned out as fast as possible.
foiTtiie benefit of labor.
An Important BUI Introduced In the Illinois
Springfield, III., January 18. A bill
introduced in the House to-day entitled
"Employment inspection bill," makes
elaborate provision for tha comfort
and safety of employes ff in all
manner of establishments throughout
the State, where labor is employed. An
inspector is provided for, whose duty it
shall be to see that the law is rigidly en
force'd and violators prosecuted. Among
other provisions is that any establishment
wherein girls or women are employed there
shall be provided conveniently" located
seats sufficient for comfort, and during such
time as they ate not necessarily required by
their duties to be upon their feet they shall
be allowed to occupy seats provided.
It shall be lawful hereafter for any em
ploye to sue for and recover any sum of
money that may have been retained or de
ducted from his or her wages by employer as
fine of forfeiture, any agreement, custom,
rule or practice to contrary notwithstanding.
This measure was prepared by a Knights of
Labor committee.
Dramatic Scenes at the Acquittal of a Man
Clinrgcd With Murder.
Elizabeth, N. J., January 18. The
trial of Frederick Baldwin, who was ac
cused of the murder of Edward L. Miller,
ftC'iAiiltYtldent, who.r body was -fciitjat
Westfield on July 15, ended this afternoon
in a verdict of acquittal. The jury, with
out leaving their seats, immediately at the
finish of the Judge's charge, which was
strongly favorable to the prisoner, gave
their verdict A dramatic scene took place.
Baldwin fell upon his knees in prayer and
thanksgiving, while the crowd cheered the
verdict. lie was escorted through the
streets bv hundreds of people. Baldwin,
passing John Keron, the State detective,
said to him: "I forgive you for the cruel
wrong you did me and my family." The
case against Baldwin was based on the fact
that a satchel left with Baldwin by Miller
was destroyed by Baldwin after the dis
covery of the body.
Imported Billet, One-of the Rest Modern
Sires, Dies at Rnnnymede.
Paris, Ky., January 18. Imported
Billet, one of the most famous sires of race
horses in America, died to-da at the
Rnnnymede stud. Billet was a brown horse,
foaled in 1865, and was owned by Messrs.
Clay Woodford, of the Eunnymede stud.
He was by Voltigeur (son of Voltaire and
Martha Linn, by Mulatto), dam Calcutta,
by Flatcatcher (son of Touchstone, winner
of the St. Leger in 1834).
Billet was the sire of Miss "Woodford, Sir
Dixon, Eaceland, The Lioness, Belvidere,
Kuanvmede, and other cracks. He was
second on the list of winning sires this
season, with 120,000 to his credit. Since
1883 his get have won $520,000.
Stnrts in Washington Connty With Good
Prospects of (Success.
"Washikgton, Pa., January 18. The
Washington Eefining Company starts its
plant north of town with bright prospects.
More than 1,000 barrels of refined oil have
already passed through the four 480-barrel
stills, and the result shows that "Washing
ton county crude will yield 75 per cent of
Twenty tank cars for shippinir oil in bulk
have been secured at a cost of 515,000. The
rate to New York will be 55 cents a barrel,
5 cents more than from Pittsburg. The
capacity will be about 6,000 barrels a week.
The cooper shop will employ 40 men.
Ofllclnls of tho Penniiylvnnta Company
Charged With Extensive Slcnlingj.
Trenton, N. J., January- 18. Serious
defalcations by officials of the Pennsylvania
Bailroad have just been brought to light. It
appears that J. P. Cox, Assistant Super
visor of the New York division of the road,
and W. A. Howell, Supervisor, have for
some time been collecting old ties and rails
along the division, disposing them to pri
vate parties and appropriating the funds,
amounting to over $5,000, to their own use.
Both men have been arrested nnd placed
under bail. The examination is still going
on and further developments are expected.
Tho Ble Llttlo Man Utterly Prostrated by
His Wife's Death.
New York, January 18. Mr. Jay Gould,
who is much worn out by his wife's illness
and death, will go South in a few days. He
will be accompanied by his younger
children and his physician, Dr. J. P.
It was reported that he would start to
morrow for the White Sulphur Springs, but
George J. Gould said he did not think his
father would be able to get away before the
first of next week.
fllll DA Ml whV ienible women thould
juiun iieer clear of club life in The Dis
patch to he istucd to-morrow.
Eepublicans Not United in the Sup
port o Their Tariff Bill.
The Former Declares Flatly lie Won't Tote
for It, and Tells Why.
An Outline of the Ford Committee Immigration Re
striction Bill.
Senator Quay's vote with the Democrats,
vesterday, on the sugar bounty amendment
to the Eepublican tariff, emphasizes the an
nouncement that he doesn't intend to vote
for the bill in its entirety. It is also said
that Senator Cameron will not vote with
his colleagues. Colonel Quay gives his
reasons for not acting with his party. The
bill proposed by the Pord convict labor
committee is outlined. Congressman
Springer, in the first flush of victory, feels
certain the Senate will pass his omnibus
territorial bill.
Washington, January 18. Senators
Allison and Aldrich, who have done the
bulk of the work on the Senate tariff bill
are disgusted at the opposition cropping out
on every side and are becoming discouraged
at the outlook for the bill. The Pennsylva
nia Senators still continue to make threat
ening remarks about not voting for it, not
withstanding the great amount of protection
which the bill extends to Pennsylvania. A
new feature of opposition has turned up in
the antagonism between the wool growers
and the manufacturers They have been
here for several days, attempting to arrange
legislation that would be agreeable to both
factions,but all efforts have failed, and their
interests still come into direct conflict No
arrangement satisfactory to both can be
made and the committees will be obliged to
arbitrarily d the best they can. There
is genuine fear, however, among the Ee
publican Senators that the bill is in danger
of being slaughtered in the House by its
Messrs. Allison and Aldrich yesterday
sent a man to see Quay, who said that he
had said he would not vote for the Senate
tariff bill, because he thought the internal
revenue should be reduced before the tariff.
He had opposed the bill from the first, but
Allison and Aldrich think he will vote for
it. It will be remembered that Chairman
Quay did all he could in and out of caucus
last summer to prevent Allison and Aldrich
from bringing in a substitute for the Mills
bill reducing the tariff duties. He held
that the Eepublican platform committed
the Eepublican party to the maintenance of
the tariff as it is', at least until after all in
ternal taxes shall have been abolished. He
thought the Eepublican campaign ought to
be fought against the Mills bill and not in
defense of the Allison-Aldrich bill.
The Pennsylvania Senators are not the
only Eepublicans who are causing trouble.
The Senators from Maine are badly dis
gruntled because their proposition to allow
materials for iron ships to come in free was
so effectually sat upon, and they are not
neiping the Dill along by cheering words or
hard work. The Sub-Finance Committee
has become so disgusted and discouraged
that they are about ready to throw up the
sponge and let the bill take care of itself.
Party discipline is very strong with Ee
publicans, however, and" having stuck to
their work so faithfully for six months, the
committee will probably continue the fight
a little longer. All debate will close on
Tuesday next, when amendments will be
acted upon at once. A final vote on the.
passage of the bill will be reached about the
end of next week. The effort to keen all the
jealous and warring cliques on the Eepub
lican side in line, so that there will be no
deserters on the last roll, puts a great strain
upon the Eepublican leaders, but they will
now fight the battle to the bitter end.
The debate to-dayon the sugar schedule
the pressing question being on the amend
ment reported from the Finance Committee,
allowing a bounty of 1 ceut per pound on
sugar produced ' from beets sorghum and
sugar cane grown in the United States
was exceedingly livelv, and when it ended
in a vote by which the amendment was
adopted, the interest was added to, as it was
discovered that party lines had been fol
lowed with two notable exceptions Mr.
Quay, of Pennsylvania, had voted with the
Democrats, and Senator Payne, of Ohio,
with the Eepublicans.
During the discussion the race tronbles of
tho South were touched upon, but it was
agreed to drop them till the resolution for
the investigation of the election in Louisi
ana last April was taken tip. Several times
the repartee became quite personal, Mr.
Butler once telling Mr. Hawley that he
wasn't as smart as he thought he was. The
vo(e was taken amid perfect silence.
Outline oi the Proposed Immigration
of the Ford Committee.
Washington, January 18. The select
committee on importation of contract labor,
convicts and paupers, has finished its inves
tigation and is now ready to report to the
House. The report will be argued by all
the members of the committee, though Mr.
Gnenther and General Spinola do not ap
prove of all the features of the bill ac
companying the report The following is
an abstract of the bill:
Section 1 provides that no person being an
Idiot or insane, or a pauper liablo to become a
public charge, or convicte.l of felony or any
lnfamou3 crime: no l'oljcamist. Anarchist nr
Nihilist, or any perron afilii ted with a loath
some or contagions disease shall he admitted
to the United titates. All persons who entored
into a contract of any kind or form, express or
implied, to perform labor or service lor any
person, firm or corporation, or who came over
or undertook to come on a prepaid ticket, or
received money to pay their passage, or promise
or understanding to perform labor, and all
persons excluded by the contract labor law of
lb85 are prohibited from landing. Only pro
fessors in universities or ministers of the gos
pel are excepted.
Section 2 provides that all aliens who come. to
the United States in violation of the provisions
ot this act, and all aliens assisting others to
immigrate uhliwf ally shall be cailty of a mis
demeanor punishable b' a fine up to 51,000 or
imprisonment at hard labor up to three years.
All such immigrants may be returned during
the lirst two years of their sojourn in tho
United States at the cost of the company which
bronsht them over, and if that is imposslble.by
the United States.
Section 3 provides that no vessel engaged in
transporting emigrants shall carry more than
one passenger to every registered ton (that is
about half the number carried now).
Section 4 imposes a head tax ot 55 on every
alien passenger, except diplomats and diplo
matic agents, this tax to be a lien oh the vessel
or rolling stock of the transportation company
and to be paid into the United States Treasury
as an immigration fund, ont of which all ex
penses of controlling aud inspecting tho immi
grants and caring lor tho sick, etc., shall be
Section S provides that all persons intending
to emigrate to the United States" shall notify
the American Consul of their desire three
Tnnnth h.fnrfl thpir ilATmrtnrd. Th fnninl
-shall ascertain whether the person intending I
to emigrate Is excluded or not by tho laws of
the United States, 'and if not objectionable
shall issue a certificate of emigration. But
this certificate is not conclusive evidence, and
no relief for the master of a ship or any trans
portation company if the owner of the paper is
rejected, by the United States.
The remaining sections provide for the
inspection of emigrants under the direction
of the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall
appoint a sufficient number of mspectorsfor
all ports, railroad centers on the frontier,
etc., hese Inspectors to receive $4,000 per
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Washington, January 18. Mr. Spring
er retired to his committee room after the
House adjourned this afternoon, flushed
with victory and the effort to make himself
heard. Mr. Springer said:
We have provided for admission for five new
States, and it is the first time in tho history of
the country that more thin two territories have
been bunched. We have had a hard fight, but
we have won. The bill has undergone no ma
terial changes in the House. The Republicans
have made a factious light at every point and
have been beaten. The only material amend
ment to the bill is the allowance of two repre
sentatives to South Dakota, and that is assented
to. As to the political effects of tho admission
ot the new States, nothing can be said definitely.
The immediate gain will be to the Republicans.
They will cet more of tho new Senators and
Representatives that we shall, a.id they will
get more electoral votes from the five new
States in 1892 than we shall, but these States
would have to come in before that time any
way. The position of the Democratic party in
the new States will bo proved by the passage of
this bill through a Democratic Honse. Party
ties are looser in the Territory than in tho
States. The closeness of Washington Terri
tory and the large changes in Montana show
that neither party in these Territories is se
cured in its control, and the Democratic party
has a fair chance of getting Its share of the
new States in the immediate fnture. I believe
this bill will pass the Senate substantially as
we have passed it.
The delegations from both South and
North Dakota and other prominent Demo
crats oi aoutn uatota, who have been here
urginetbe passage of the Senate bill forthe
admission of South Dakota and an enabling
act for North Dakota, feel very much dis
satisfied with the provisions of the Springer
bill. They are all united in saying that it
will merely serve to delay the admission of
South Dakota and render useless all that
has been done since the organization of the
movement for admission, five years ago.
They are asking the Senate to reject it and
are willing to talce their chances with the
new Congress, hoping and expecting that an
extra session will be called by the President-elect
when he takes office. The dele
gation regards the provision of the bill un
fair in a political sense, and also unsafe for
the material interests of the territory.
Hon. Samuel B. Wilson Ncnrlnn the
End of Earth Sketch of His
Brilliant Career He Hlfl Be
Itlisaed by Many.
Beaver, January 18. The death dew, is"
fast settling on the brow of one of the
Beaver Valley's brightest lights, in the per
son of Samuel Beatty Wilson, an old mem
ber of the Beaver bar. He has been cer
tainly and surely
sinking, and the
end is now not
far distant "Sam
was born Febru
ary 2, 1820, near
Jfew Castle, Pa.
He was a son of
a farmer, Patrick
Wilson, of Scotch
ancestry. After
passing through
thecommon school
course, he en-
S. B. WiUon.
and an academic
tered Jefferson College,
at Can
graduated nonsburg, where he
June, 1848, standing without a
peer among his classmates. His mastery of
the construction of the English, Latin and
Greek lancuages was never questioned by
his associates. With grit and grip he daily
increased his classic knowledge by reading
and conversation.
After graduating he was chosen principal
of the Darlington Academy, which position
he filled with honor forone year, after which
he entered the law office as a student under
Hon. Jeremiah S. Black, then Judge at
Somerset, Pa.
In November, 1830, he was admitted to
the bar, and at once moved to Beaver.where
he was admitted to practice in the several
courts of the county. In 1851 he married
Miss Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of then
Sheriff George Robinson, of Beaver, who
not only proved an affectionate wife and
mother of four children, but a very efficient
aid to him in his legal pursuits, and who,
with two daughters and one son, is still
living, the son following the vocation of his
For almost 40 years Mr. Wilson has en
gaged in most of the important legal busi
ness that has been transacted in the county,
and always with clean hands. He was not
a politician, but had decided political opin
ions, which, on proper occasions, he ex
pressed fearlessly.
He aimed to become a thorough scholar
and an honest, successful lawyer,
and was a good tutor, under whose instruc
tions many of the legal profession were led
to victory and honor. He filled many im
portant positions to which his fellow citizens
called him.
He took sick during the celebrated Hib-bard-Fry
case in the November term of
court, in which case he was employed, and
the trouble is nervous prostration. His
presence in the courtroom, on the street, in
the assemblies for the interests of the peo
ple, and in the Masonic order of which he
was a member, will be greatly missed. His
family have the sympathy of his numerous
Some Narrow Escape From a Lively and
Destructive Fire at St. Pnnl.
St. Paul, January 18. Late this after
noon this city wns visited by a disastrous
fire, and as a result the Omaha Bailroad
general offices have been temporarily remov
ed to another part of the city. The flames
started in the basement of the building oc
cupied by the railroad offices, shot up the
elevator, and soon great volumes of smoke
were pouring from the fourth floor of the
building, nnd the flames soon ate through
the roof. Those on the lower floors easily
escaped, but the clerks on the third floor
had some narrow escapes and mauy lost all
their wraps.
Two messenger boys jumped from the sec
ond story window. One of them, Frank
Peterson, cut his head badly, while the
other, named Ferdman, broke'a leg. Three
others were were injured, one of them, a
telegrapher named Tracy, breaking a leg.
The flames were confined to the third and
fourth floors, and it is thought the loss will
not exceed 540,000, which is covered by in
surance. leo Pleased With Aiucrlcnn Catholics.
Bome, Januiryl8. The Moniteur denies
that the Pope has admonished the American
Bishops in account of the progrcssofSoci.il
ism among American Catholics. On the
contrary, the paper says His Holiness has
eulogized the religious zeil and activity
displayed by Catholics in America.
RIM WVC America's greatest humorist,
USUU lilt, contributes one of hts funniest
papers for to-morrow's issueoTlis Dispatch.
All having
can reach the best
tenants through the
columns of THE
Still Puzzling the Minds of the
Politicians and Legal Lights.
The Point Kaised by The Dispatch Corre
spondent Causes a Flatter.
That Snucts of Monopoly and Is Probably DecMedly
' The Dispatch this morning furnishe
fresh food for thought for Prohibitionists
and liquor men. The point raised as to the
necessity of a special session of the Legisla
ture appears to be conceded by those con
versant with the subject. The Deputy At
torney General acknowledges it to be a del
icate question, and will look up authori
ties. In the meantime the amendment is
to be pushed through the Legislature, and
the Governor announces that he will sign
the special election bill.
Hakrisbukg, January 18. The ques
tion now pushed forward concerning the
prohibitory constitutional amendment is an
interesting one. If the amendment Is
adopted by the people will it operate as a
repeal of the Brooks high license law and
other liquor laws?
A Democratic member, who does not wish
to be quoted, thinks it will, and holds that
these laws will be repealed by the amend
ment to the organic laws, and as there is no
penalty provided for in the enforcement of
the latter, there will be a state of affairs in
the liquor trade not hitherto contemplated.
The gentleman argues that the Bepublfean
leaders have no idea that the amendment
will pas3 or they would have already taken
steps to provide against this. In the lan
guage of Governor Beaver they are waiting
to come to the bridge before they cross it
Attorney General Kirkpatrick is not in
the city and in his absence the Deputy At
torney General was asked for information
as to whether the Constitutional amend
ment, if adopted, would wipe out the liquor
laws of the State. As to that he preferred
not to hazard nn opinion without taking
time to look into the subject. As to the
result, if the amendment should act as a
repeal of the liquor laws, he considered it
too delicate a question for immediate
answer. It might possibly be held, he
thought, that the amendment would be self
executing, and violation of it would be a
misdemeanor in common law and punish
able as such. He considered that the ques
tion opened up many very fine points which
could not be answered on the instant with
any degree of anthority.
In the House to-day, Mr. Dravo offered a
resolution that the prohibition amendment
to the Constitution be made the special .
order for third reading and final passage on
Tuesday, January 22, at noon, until the
same shall be finally dlsposea of by'that-""--
Mr. Hasset, of Philadelphia, objected,
but the motion was carried by a large ma
jority. The Speaker quickly decided so,
but Mr. Hasset wanted the yeas and nays.
The Speaker informed him the question had
been decided and the yeas and nays were
not in order, but 3Ir. Hasset continued to
insist that he must have the yeas and nays,
even after other business had been taken up.
Finding himself unnoticed, he dropped into
his seat with the complacent smile of a man
who had done his full duty to his constitu
ents and his feelings.
Governor Beaver says he never says what
action he will take on a bill until he sees it,
but if the special election bill is all right
and in proper form, it is quite likely he will
sign it. Simpson.
Governor Bcnver Accept tho Position of
Chief rUnrnhn! of the Innngural Parade.
Haekisburg, January 18. General Bea
ver, Chief Marshal of the inaugural parade
at Washington on March 4, has issued the
following as his first order:
Having accepted the invitation of the com
mittee in charge of the inaugural ceremonies
attending the inauguration of General Benja
min Harrison as President of the United States,
to act as Chief Marshal of the inaugural pro
cession, the following appointment is an
nounced: Chief of Staff. Brigadier General
Daniel II. Hasting. Adjutant General, Penn
sylvania. All organizations desiring to partici
pate in the parade will notify these headquar
ters on or lie fore February 20, in order that
they may receive proper assignment in the pro
cession. No civic organization will be permit
ted in line numbering less than SO men. No
organizations wearing improper costume or
equipment will be assigned a place in the
parade. Further announcements will be pub
lished in future orders.
The Supreme Court a Law Unto Itself and
llie Commonwealth.
Hakeisbdkg, .January 18. The Tele
graph this evening contains this paragraph,
rendered particularly remarkable by Mr.
McAlarney's closeness to the Eepublican
powers that be:
There was reported from committee in the
Honse this morning a bill requiring the Su
preme Conrt to write out opinions when re
quested. That hill must certainly have been
introduced hy a member of the Legislature
from the backwoods who has not yet learned
that the present Supreme Court does as it
pleases. It not only wears gowns, but it makes
a constitution for the people, legislates and
docs about everything else that could be ex
pected to he done by the Czar of all the Rus
sia?, and there is no one to molest it or make it
afraid either.
A Point of Procedure Which the House Wll
Hare to Settle.
Harbishurg, January 18. On author
ity of Chief Clerk Morrison, Chairman
Keyser, of the Committee on City Passenger
Railways, was given Representative Laf
ferty's street railway bill and this afternoon
carried it with him to Philadelphia. Resi
dent Clerk Voorhees, finding it missing
when the bills were returned to him, re
fused to receipt for them.
Mr. Voorhees holds that Chairman Keyser
should not have been given the bill and
the House will have to decide the point.
Will Rash the illnnlclpnl Bill.
rri:ox a staff connz;srosnENT.j
Hahrisbueg. January 18. The munici
pal bill was made special order for Tuesday
and Wednesday in the House to-day and
special reading for third reading and final
passage .mesa ay, January 2J. Then the
passage xuesuay, j anuary ;
Senate is expected to rush it.
xne nearness
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