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BETS ON BOULANGER
The Odds Just at Present
Favor of the General's
Election in Paris.
HE HAS SPENT A FORTUNE,
But Circumstances Are Combining to
Toss Him in the.Consomme.
A BIG BUDGET OF FOREIGN GOSSIP.
Some of the Foibles of Royalty A Pretty
Plucky Prince Colonel North's Latest
Monto Christo Feat The Sultan's Leni
ency With the Greeks Dying- Days of
the Kins; of the Netherlands Proposed
Combination of Cable Companies to
Knock Oat Codes An English Editor's
Ifnoranee of American Politics and Offi
The crisis in Boulanger's life Till occur
next Sunday. On that day the Parisians
trill decide whether he is the idol he has so
long thought himself or made of common
clay. The betting is in his favor just now,
but the situation seems to be against him.
He has already spent 3,000,000 or 4,000,000
mysteriously acquired francs, bnt is making
no headway. The Socialists are going over
openly to M. Jacques.
tBT CABLE TO TIIK DISrATCH.l
Pakis, January 19. The approaching Paris
election and Boulanger's chances fill the col
umns of the European newspapers moreand
more, as the 27th approaches. The opinion
of most correspondents influenced, per
haps, by the action of the Royalists and the
betting at the Paris Jockey Club has been
in favor of Boulanger's success, but I still
think that the result will show his strength
in the capital to be overestimated. He will
doubtless poll a vote large enough to make
a second ballot necessary, but not large
enough to carry Paris. Boulaneer's follow
ers, after all, are not so numerous as is im
agined. The enormous class of fairly-prosperous
little people employes, tradesmen,
etc, who have saved some money and are
pretty well satisfied, do not want Boulanger.
The mass of voters who know what it cost
to set rid of one-man rule, and who are Re
publicans from principle as well as interest,
do not want the blue-eyed adventurer,
Many Royalists and Imperialists will
him, because thev have been in
to do so, but if any man is looked
down upon thoroughly by what is left of
the French aristocracy it is Boulanger. His
name as well as his individuality damn him
at the start.
Too Slnch ntne and Ancestry.
Men with complicated family names and
unlimited ancestors and things do not can
much for a man who is named Baker, and
has no brains to atone for his lack of family
history. The Royalists who would not in
vite him to dinner will probably be rather
lukewarm in aiding him to overturn the
Republic which they hate.
As for the large class of thinking men of
Paris, who come under the heading of So-,
cialists, it is amazing to me that an Associ
ated Press correspondent should have found
space to express his opinion that Boulanger
would be victorious with tb.3 help of their
votes. The unexpected, which happens in
Prance at least twice as often as elsewhere,
may elect Boulanger, but he will never be
elected if the votes of Socialists can prevent
it. As I have pointed out in two previous
letters, Boulangerism, the type of the dicta
tor, the soldier who helped shoot the com
munists in 1871, and whose advocacy of war
means glory for gentlemen and bullet holes
for workiugmen, is the one above all others
whom the Socialists will try to defeat The
Government candidate, M. Jacques, is not
to the Socialists' liking, it is true, but if
put to it they will vote for him to defeat the
Even the Socialists Forsnke Him.
I have received a copy of resolutions
adopted unanimously by a meeting of 1,200
Socialists at the Pont de Lodi, in which it
is revived that they will, without forsaking
their principles, vote for M. Jacques
against one of the massacreing Versailles
officers of 1871 meaning Boulanger. Of
course, the talk of a second Republican
so-called clerical candidate, who is to help
Boulanger by dividing Totes against him,
amounts to nothing. Clerical votes are anti
Rcpnblican votes, and a clerical candidate
would be much more apt to take away from
Boulanger. The men in power, too, have of
Jate thrown off their former apathy, and are
Sard at work. Floquet has managed to roll
to his side the powerful element of wineshop
keepers. These were touched by Boulanger's
promise to do away with certain obnoxious
laws and chemical laboratories, thus en
abling them to adulterate wine all they
pleased. But Floquet comes out with a
business proposition to pass a bill releasing
them from fines which have thus far been
imposed on them for adulterating. Ashe is
able to do what he promises, the wine men
have wisely concluded that his is the most
attractive, business-like proposition.
Dancer In Bonlnnger's Success.
Jules Simon has evidently taken King
Bonlanger as seriously as possible. He
thinks he would be hard to dislodge if once
he got to power, and adds that it would take
Boulanger but a year to ruin the country
and a month to bring on war.
The question as to where Boulanger gets
his money from has again been brought up,
and this time by Floquet himself. Boulanger
has spent 3,000,000 or 4,000,000 francs on
this election, and as he has no money of his
own, it would be very interesting to know
the name of his financial backer. The
name of the Duchesse de Uzes, whose in
terest in Bonlanger I have alluded to at in
tervals during the past year, nowcommenc-s
to be linked with that of the dictator by
various correspondents, and she is spoken
of to-day as a possible source of the Gen
eral's supply of money. The Duchesse may
have assisted Boulanger financially in a
small way, but although she is a very rich
woman, thanks to having Mine. Clicquot
for a grandmother, her wealth is not suffi
ciently great to keep Boulanger going athis
present pace. '
0XLY WANTS THE EARTH.
A Cable Company Objecting to Commercial
Men Using; a Code.
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 19. The Anglo-
American Company is credited with taking
the lead in the movement to raise press
cable rates between England and America,
and to pnt restrictions upon commercial men
using a code for their telegrams.
It is fortunately sot likely that this
scheme, which is characteristic of the
Anglo-American, -will result in anything.
FOIBLES OF EOJALTY.
A Gonrmandizlnc Czar, An Erratic Prince
nnd a Literary Queen Rnssta's
Ruler a Glutton Wales'
Enffnpenient Card for
tBT CABLE TO THE DtSFATCU.1
London, January 19. Stories about the
quantity of things the Emperor of Russia
can eat and drink are going about as they
do at intervals, and the feats in that line
related of Prince Bismarck are entirely
eclipsed. It seems that it is exaggeration
to credit the Czar with eating and drinking
as much as a half dozen men. but that it is
reasonable to say that he takes from two to
three pounds of solid meat and an average
of two quarts of champagne for luncheon,
with a dinner big in proportion. Once,
when his insomnia and other troubles had
become very aggravated by over eatinc and
drinking, he diminished the former and
gave up the latter entirely, but only for a
short time, declaring that insomnia and
champagne were preferable to a temperance
diet. Considering the Emperor's habits, it
isn't surprising to learn that among those
attached to the imperial court are 13 court
physicians, and 5 court surgeons, 2 occu
Iists, 1 dentist and 4 other doctors whose
particular line is not laid down.
Gentlemen whose pride in life is based on
the great social demand in which they find
themselves may turn green with envy at
this piece of news about thePrince of "Wales
being asked to attend'some function orfother
not in the very near future. He sent u po
lite note of regret, saying that he couldn't
accept invitations of any soit for 1889, as
every one of his engagements for that year
was already booked. At present his Royal
Highness is about to start for Monte Carlo,
and have some fun in his own way. "We
shall probably hear of obliging great ladies
along the Riviera importing variety actresses
from London for the future King of En
gland's delight, good dinners and quiet ex
cursions behind various theatrical curtains,
which, while he is abroad, help the Prince
to forget his corner-stone-laying-speech-making
and generally virtuous occupations
under the royal maternal eye at home.
The Queen of England is not very much
better at book criticism than at book writ
ing. With a desire to be kind and conde
scending to Sir. "Walter Crane, and give a
finishing touch to his literary and artistic
reputation, she informs Messrs. Cassell,
through her secjetary, that "Flora's Feast"
is a very pretty book.
A LIT1NG BULLETIN.
How the Daily Condition of the Kins of the
Netherlands Is Ascertained.
tBT CABLE TO THE DISFATCH.3
London", January 19. The unhappy
King of the Netherlands continues to hover
between life and death. There is no regu
lar arrangement for furnishing news of his
condition to the press, and correspondents
judge of it through the actions of the Queen,
who, though she has little cause for her
goodness, is entirely devoted to him. "When
she drives out it is a sign that, temporarily,
there is a slight improvement in his condi
tion, and when she keeps to the palace, as
she has done lor days at a time, it shows
that the worst is to be feared.
The King has found a defender against
the numerous attacks touching his private
life which have been made in the French
and other newspapers in Mr. Brun, a prom
inent Dutchman. and friend of the King.
This friend declares which doesn't help
the matter very much that the King's ex
travagance and silly freaks of generosity
toward scheming women was paid out of
his private fortune and didn't come out of
the pockets of the Dntch people. The best
thing that any friend ol tne King can say
of him conscientiously, however, is that he
was good natured to his Dutch people as
well as to Paris actresses, didn't try to get
more money out of them than was fair, and
even allowed his civil list to be reduced by
120,000 francs a year when requested to do
so by the people's representatives.
At present the King's condition appears
to be slightly improved, but mentally he is
in a very bad way, being most of the time
insane, and it is "very improbable that he
can last much longer. The Dutch are
naturally speculating on the condition of
things which will follow the King's death,
as, for the first time in 300 years, thev will
have for a ruler a girl of 8 years, and for
Executive Chief a German Princess who
married their King, and will now doubtless
be regent. One thing is certain, that, being
a respectable young woman, she cannot well
help being an improvement on her hus
band. KIND IS HER CRUELTY.
A Woman Cuts Off Iler Cat's Tall
Saves Its Life.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 19. The most ag
grieved woman in all England at present I
Mary Ann Proudly, who lives in a town
called Bootle. She was passionately at
tached to a cat, and this very attachment
augmented the wrath and amazement of a
neighbor, who observed her with one
blow of a hatchet cut off the cat's
tail. In court there were many to testify
that Miss Proudly had been loving to the
cat since cutting "off its tail. She said the
cat was troubled in its mind and would
soon have gone mad but for her prompt
action. Every cat, she tearfully informed
the learned magistrate, has a worm in its
tail, which can go up to its brain and drive
it mad. You can tell when the worm begins
to travel, because then the cat begins to run
around after its tail. Under such circum
stances the only thing to do is to cnt the tail
off above the worm, and she had reluctantly
adopted this course. Its efficacy, she
thought, was proven by the fact that the cat
had ceased to run alter its tail.
The Magistrate administered a fine of 40
shillings and costs, on the ground that
cruelty is not excusable because based on
superstition. The balance of public opinion
in Bootle, which accepts the worm theory,
is with Miss Proudly.
A CHANCE FOE SPECULATORS.
The English Neglecting an Opportunity to
Get Action for Their Money.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 19. Colonel North,
the sudden nitrate millionaire, continues to
interest England and be talked about The
last report is that he has bought Lord Ran
dolph Churchill's entire stable of racing
horses, which, if true, indicates that Lord
Randolph knows a good thing when he sees
it in the way of an opportunity. Another
idea with which the nitrate king is credited
is that of investin.tr in a steam yacht and
taking a party of interesting people out to
Chili to enjoy themselves, under the pre
tense of a business desire to see where all
the nitrate money comes from.
It is curious that Englishmen have not
yet begun to bet on the probabilities of the
worthy Colonel's financial wreck a thing
which usually happens in this country when
a man suddenly gets lots of money, and dis
plays unusual ability in ridding him
self of it
SUICIDES IN SEASON.
The Self-IUurder Epidemic on In Foil Forco
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.:
Monaco, January 19. The sunshine is
'wonderfully bright, the Mediterranean blue
as usual, the fashionable world pouring in,
little wary roulette balls spinning mdustri-
ously, and the suicides are commencing.
The victims this week have been two young
people, "not married, who lived in a hotel
here. They lost , all their money at the
Casino, and the young man killed his sweet
heart and himself.
When the bodies, were found locked in
their room no time was lost, of course, in
publishing the fact that it was a lovers'
quarrel, and not the result of despair.
THE SULTAN GOOD NATUBED.
Be Shows a Lenient Disposition
the Unlbrglren Greeks.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 19. The Sultan of
Turkey has been showing a good-natured
disposition toward the Greeks, allowing
their newspapers, most of which had been
proscribed, to be again sold in his do
minions, and generally giving evidence of
having forgiven them for escaping from
Turkish rule and establishing their own in
dependence. On the other hand, if the ac
cusations against him be true, as they prob
ably are, the people have received orders to
treat" with the utmost barbarity the unlucky
The depredations of the Kurds are en
couraged in various ways, and villages,
with their inhabitants, are burned up, ac
cording to a story whioh comes from the un
fortunate region, and everything points to a
desire on the part of the sublime ruler of
Turkey to get rid of the Armenian difficulty
by stamping out the Armenians.
A PLUCKY T0UNG PRINCE.
Ferdinand of Bulgaria to Add Matrimony to
His Ulnny Troubles.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 19. Prince Ferdinand
of Bulgaria is a plucky young man. Not
content with all his troubles as a ruler in
the East, he is going to join the army of
people engaged in settling the question as
to whether marriage is ajailuic. A young
woman named Princess Henriette, daughter
of the Count of Flanders, is goifcg to share
his troubled throne the same, bv the way,
which Mrs. Frank Leslie once told me she
would not have at any price, when a little
prince who wanted her tried to persuade her
that Bulgaria wanted him.
Prince Ferdinand's future wife is onlv 19
years old, and is one of the richest girls in
Europe. It seems as though she might
have done better. The match was brought
about by the Prince's hard-working and
energetic mother, Princess Clementine of
AROUSED A WOMAN'S IRE. .
A Female Admirer of a British Rector De
fends Tllm In Poetry.
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 19. A letter from
"Woodstock informs me that the Duke of
Marlborough, according to his threat, has
pjanted a lot of tall fir trees so as to cnt off
the view whicn his enemy, the rector, has
enjoyed of the ducal park. There is great
indignation among the rector's supporters,
but the friends of the duke, while admitting
that the latter chuckles considerably over
his last maneuver, say that he has good
reason for doing so, which seems reasonable.
The deepest indignation is expressed by a
certain young woman, evidently a devoted
member of the rector's flock. She writes a
letter on the subject to a local newspaper,
and sends a copy ot it to The Dispatch
correspondent. It is very sarcastic, but
unfortunately too long to print Part of it
A REWARD FOR BRATERI.
The Stanhope Gold Mcdnl Given to an In
1BT CABLE TO THE DISrATCH.l
London, January 19. A boy whose
pluck deserves to be told about is Albert
Battison, of Her Majesty's ship Impregna
ble, who has just received the. Stanhope
gold medal, the highest honor of the Royal
Humane Society. He earned it in this
way: A thirteen-year-old girl, attempting
to cross a river, broke through the ice and
disappeared beneath it. A man went part
way to her assistance, but came back
Battison went out on the ice, dived
under it, and got the girl, taking his
chances of being able to break the ice with
his head as he rose beneath it. He suc
ceeded in doing so, and got the girl ashore.
The water was over fourteen feet deep and
as cold as it is usually when a river is
CARNEGIE AND THE CABINET.
What an English Editor Doesn't Know About
the Unties of Onr Oiuclnls.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
London January 19. The proprietor of
.the "Wolverhampton Evening Express, a
friend of Andrew Carnegie, prints that he
has received a cable dispatch informing
him that the office of the Secretary of the
Interior has been offered to the Pittsburg
iron man, and many English newspapers
arc commenting on the appointment, taking
for granted that it is genuine.
The position is made to appear a great
one, and the English interest in it is turned
upon the fact that Carnegie, if what his
friend says is true, will have control of the
inter-State commerce law, affecting the
Canadian railroad system.
WHO SHOT MRS. FORGET.
The Divorced Wife of an Ohio Farmer Re
ceives a Load of Buckshot.
tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Ikonton, O., January 19. News was
received here this morning of the shooting
of Mrs. Alice Forgey, near Proctorville,
last night. Mrs. Forgey and her daughter,
Maggie, having just returned from the
spring with a bucket of water, were in the
kitchen. Mrs. Forgey started to go into
the adjoining room. Just then some un
known person fired a charge of buckshot
through the window, striking her in the
shoulders and arms. Nine buckshot were
taken from her breast and shoulders.
In the last term of court in Lawrence
eountv Mrs. Forgey sued her husband. Matt
Forgey, for divorce and alimony, and also
the possession of their five children. Mr.
Forgey also filed a suit for divorce and the
possession of the children with the excep
tion of Maggie, the eldest, aged 16, saying
he could not control her and didn't want
her. Mr. Forgey is a farmer worth $20,000.
Judge Dever decided in favor of Mrs. For
gey, giving her possession of the three girl
children and one-third of a farm valued at
$16,600, and $600 in cash. Mr. Forgey was
to have possession of the other two children,
both boys. The suit created a great deal ot
enmity between the relatives of both Mr.
and Mrs. Forgey. 2fo arrests have been
made. The house where Mrs. Forgey lives
is on the land given her by the court as her
share of the farm. Mr. Forgey lives in a
house on the samejarni some distance away.
Mrs. Forgey is 35 and her former husband
is nearly 70.
SUPERS ON A STRIKE. '
Mrs. liaegtry Has Mo'ro Trouble in the Pro
duction of Macbeth.
(SrZCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE BIRPATCH.1
New York, January 19. Mrs. Lang
try's latest difficulty in the pro
duction of "Macbeth" at the Fifth
Avenue Theater occurred yesterday in
an unexpected strike of the supernumer
aries. Ordinarily they are paid 25 cents
an hour, but at the last moment, on Friday,
they declared that they wouldn't appear
unless tnevgoi ou cents, xne
ments had teen so many that the Lily ac- .
ceded to.the small army of stage attendants.
The Backus Murder; Trinl.
Geeensbueg, January 19. The murder
trial continues to excite considerable in
terest The only witness examined to-day
whose testimony was of much importance
was Constable Cunningham, bt Suterville,
who testified that Backns told him that he
killed Green, but did it in self defense.
Receive Consideration in the Report
of the Ford Committee.
A EADICAL REMEDY IS PROPOSED
To Stop the Continuous Influx of Unde
THE SITUATION IN THE COAL EEG10N.
General Spinola Disagrees With the llajorlty In a
Report of His Own.
The Ford Investigation, Committee made
its report yesterday in sending in the bill
already outlined in The Dispatch. It
says that over 00 pauper and insane immi
grants arrived in Pittsburg within six
years. The condition of affairs in the Penn
sylvania coal regions is described as very
bad. The committee' thinks it is time to
call a halt. General Spinola makes a
"Washington, January 19. The report
accompanying the pauper and contract im
migration bill of the Ford committee,
which was published in yesterday's Dis
patch says that it was obvious to the com
mittee that it was almost impossible to
properly inspect the large number of per
sons who" arrive at Castle Garden, New
York, daily during the immigrant season,
with the facilities afforded. The testimony
taken puts it beyond question that large
numbers of persons not lawfully entitled to
land in the United States are annually re
ceived at this port In fact, one of the
commissioners of immigration himself testi
fied that the local administration of affairs
at Castle Garden by the method and
system now followed was a perfect farce.
The report says that as no inspection is
made of immigrants along the border
between Canada and the United States large
numbers ot alien paupers, insane persons
and others not lawfully entitled to enter the
United States by tnis way, the number
during six months being estimated at 50,000.
In many instances immigrants coming from
Quebec have, within 48 hours after their
arrival, been applicants for shelter in New
York almshouses, and the charitable institu
tions of "Wayne county, Mich., are filled to
overflowing from this cause.
WITHIN OVR OWN GATES.
The investigation at Pittsburg elicited the
fact that over 500 immigrant paupers and
insane persons were received at that city
within the last six years, the great majority
of whom were admitted through the port of
New York and that many of these pauper
immigrants bore upon their clothing the
branded name of the workhouse, of which
theyhad recently been inmates in Ireland.
The investigation at Boston and New
York disclosed a much worse state of affairs
in this particular. There are thousands of
alien paupers, insane persons and idiots
annually landed in this country, who be
come a burden and a charge upon the States
where they happen to gain settlement,many
of whom are aided and assisted to immigrate
by the officials of the country whence they
came. Criminals are shipped to the United
States by officials of foreign Governments,
and they have persisted in this course after
having been requested by our Government
to discontinue it
Of the contract labor law the report says
that it is easily evaded to a large extent in
spirit, while the letter is usually observed.
Chinese immigration was not investigated
because ot lack of time.
THE GOOD AND THE BAD.
On the subject of immigration generally
the committee after speaking favorably
of its benefits in the past, say, that from
the inquiry they have made, they believe
that the time has now come to draw the line,
to select the good from the bad and to sift
the wheat from the chaff. To any person
familiar with the results of the committee's
investigation it must be apparent that this
country cannot properly assimilate the im
migration now coming to our shores.
Take the class ot persons known as An
archists, for instance. A few years ago
they; principally lived in Germany. The
officials of that empire determined to get
rid of them. Their newspapers were sup
pressed and they were forbidden to hold
meetings. They were prosecuted in differ
ent ways, until Germany became an un
pleasant abiding place for them. They
then emigrated to England in large num
bers, but the officials there made it so
uncomfortable for them that they came to
the United States. Here they have proven
a lawless, turbulent class, and the whole
country is familiar with their recent acts
These disorderly persons do not come
here to uphold and maintain our form of
government. Their object and purpose is
to destroy and tear it to pieces. They hold
any aw'in contempt which does not meet
with their individual approbation, and be
lieve disobedience to it is perfectly justifia
ble. This class of persons, in the judgment
of the committee, ought to be rigidly ex
cluded from entering this country.
IN THE COAL BEGIONS.
Generally speaking, the class of immi
grants who have lately been imported and
employed in the coal regions of this country
are not such, lathe opinion of the commit
tee, as would mike desirable inhabitants of
the United States. They are of a very low
order of intelligence. They do not'eome
herewith the intention of becoming citi
ns,""their whole purpose being to accumu
late by parsimonions, rigid and unhealthy
economy, a sum of money and then return
to their native land. Th'ey live in misera
ble sheas like beasts, and the food they eat
is so meager, scant, unwholesome and re
volting that it would nauseate and disgust
an American workman, and he would find
it difficult to sustain life upon it.
Their habits are vicious, their customs are
disgusting, and the effect of tkeir presence
here upon our social condition is to be de
plored. They have not the influences, as we
understand them, of a home; they do not
know what the word means, and, in the
opinion of the committee, no amount ot ef
fort would improve their morals or "Amer
icanize" this class of immigrants. Tbey
have been brought here in such numbers
and have been employed at such low wages
that it has resulted in their replacing the
American citizen who formerly performed
this class of labor, until now there are com
paratively few Americans engaged in min
ing coal in Pennsylvania.
AGENTS TO BLAME.
The agents of steamship companies in
portions of Europe have been active in in
ducing, encouraging, and stimulating im
migration to this country through false rep
resentations. The report condemns the prac
tice which has prevailed amoncr certain for
eigners resident in this country of import
ing men for the purpo'se of contracting them
on railroad works, and keeping them in a
state of 'almost abject slavery. Beference is
also made to the daily crossing of Canadian
laborers, it being shown that about S0Q
Canadian carpenters daily labor in Detroit,
while the same number of Americans lie
idle for lack of employment. Inconclusion
the committee says:
"Certainly the effect of the present unre
stricted system of immigration as applicable
to the conditions under consideration upon
the industrial situation of this country has
been very bad, and the committee believe
that the time has come when immigration
should be more effectively regulated: that
persons who immigrate to the United States
should at least be composed of those who in
good faith desire to become its citizens and
are worthy to be such.
A MINOBITT REPORT.
Mr. Spinola does not agree with the ma
jority ot the committee in regard to either
the report submitted or the bill presented.
In a minority report he states that he is op
posed to a head tar of more than $1 for each
immigrant, believing this sum to be sum-
SUNDAY,' JANUARY 20,
cient to meet all the'required expenses nec
essary to conduct the Department of Immi
gration. Mr. Spinola says the minority is prepared
to go to any length in the advocacy of a
proper measure in order to shut out paupers,
lunatics, idiots, cripples and thieves, as
well as all evil doers, who come -here to
practice their wickedness and fill our poor
houses and prisons, but declares unqualified
opposition to the passage of any law that
will in any way check or stop the influx of
honest immigration, believing thai our
happy and prosperous country will in the
future, as in the past, continue to receive
with open arms every industrious, honest
man who may seek a home among us for the
purpose of improving and benefiting his
condition in lite, whether such comer may
have Jl or 51,000,000.
PUT HIM1 IN A HOLE.
A Dlspnte Between Tiro Farmers Over
Rlaht of Way, Lends to One Bury
ing the Other Up to Ills
Neck in a Fit.
rSrECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DTSPATCH.I
Canonsbotig, January 19. For a long
time a bitter controversy has existed be
tween John Shearn and 'William Light
holder, of this place, over the right of the
former to use a road through the premises
of the latter. The road was the only
thoroughfare for Shearn to the Canonsburg
A few days ago Shearn was driving over
the road on his way to the bank, when he
came to a wide and deep hole in the road
which it was impossible for him to pass. It
was in front of Lightholder's house, and
Lightholder and his son stood at one side of
the pit smiling as Shearn drove up. Know
ing that the pit had been dug by the Light
holders on purpose to prevent him getting
to the coal banks, Shearn told them that
unless they filled it up he would fill it him
self. Lightholder refused to fill it, and
Shearn got out of his wagon and began to
shovel the dirt back into the hole. Light
holder attacked him with a pick. A strug
gle ensued between the two Lightholders
and Shearn, but the latter got the pick in
his possession and young Lightholder re
treated to the house.
Shearn then proceeded with the work of
filling in the deep hole. Lightholder
jumped into the pit and lay down in it,
supposing that Shearn would not dare fill
the dirt in on him, but Shearn worked right
on. "When Lightholder discovered that
tSkkarn intended to finish the job, even if
it buried the former, he struggled to his
feet and defied Shearn to fill the hole.
Shearn paid no attention to Lightholder's
protests, but filled in the dirt on all sides
of the stubborn pit digger until nothing
but his head was" above ground. Shearn
then mounted his wagon and crossed over
the filled-in hole. Then he stopped his
wagon and offered to dig Lightholder out
if the latter would fill the pit afterward,
but Lightholder refused to agree and Shearn
drove on his way.
Old man Lightholder was exhumed by
his son, and Thursday had Shearn arrested,
charged with assist and battery. The
case was tried by a justice's jnry and
Shearn was discharged, with all the costs
BHAH0KI5 WHITE CAPS.
They Slash a Harmless IdlotUntll lie Is Un
conscious and Duck II Ira in Icy Water.
Shamokin, Pa., January 19. The
White Cap outrages near Coal Run sur
passes in atrocity the exploits of that in
famous organization in other States. Fat
rick Doolan and two Hungarian laborers left
the mines of the Corhin colliery at 2 o'clock
yesterday morning to go to theiphomes at
Springfield, a mile from this city, and two
miles from the mines.
Whpn npflr flipir brtmfla iarr wiflf 9A
armed men wearing black masks and white
caps, i our or the men were carrying a
naked man whose person resembled a quar
ter of raw beef. This appearance was
caused, so the leader told the aston
ished and affrighted miners, by hav
ing t 20 lashes of a cat-o'-nine-tails
laid on him. When the procession
reached the spot where Doolan and the
White Caps stood, the bleeding man, who
was unconscious, was held up in front of
the workmen, who recognized him as
Thomas Hague, of Coal Run, reputed a
harmless idiot, who, it was claimed had
tried to assault a girl.
A rope was then tied around Hague and
he was cast into the ice-cold stream and
dragged up and down in the water for a
short while, when he was laid on the bank.
A White Cap then ordered Doolan and his
men to kneel and remain in that position
until they were out of sight. The men did
so and the band disappeared in the woods.
The workmen carried Hague into a hostelry
in Springfield, where he now lies at the
point of death. The alarm was at once
given and bands of angry miners scoured the
woods for miles around, but no trace of the
brutes could be found. Yesterday's mail
brought a number of warnings to different
people to leave Shamokin in 24 hours or re
ceive punishment from the White Caps. It
is feared that there will be bloodshed, as
everybody is heavily armed.
A Stringent Mcnsnre to be Prepared for the
Chicago, January 19. At a meeting of
representatives of the Board of Education,
the Board of Trade, the Union League, the
Woman's Alliance, and other bodies, to
day, it was decided to submit to the Legis
lature a bill for a more stringent compulso
ry education act. The bill provides for the
attendance at school of all children between
the ages of 7 and 14 years, during
at least 20 weeks during each
year; that no child under 12 years
of age shall be employed by any firm or
corporation; and that between that age and
14 years they shall not be employed more
than eight hours per day, and only during
school vacations, unless by permission of
the school board upon proof that its earn
ings are necessary on account of poverty.
Also that school books shall be furnished
free of charge to children where parents are
too poor to buy them. Penalties in the
way of fines are provided for the enforce
ment of the law, and truant officers are to be
appointed under it to see that its provisions
are carried out.
WILL HAYE TO HANG.
John W. Rndy, Convicted of Itlnrder, Re
fused a New Trial.
SrltCUL TELEGRAM T0T1IE DISPATCn.l
Lancasteb, January 19. John W.
Rudy, convicted last June of murder in the
first degree for killing his aged father, was
to-day refused a new trial in an opinion by
Judge Livingston. Rudy was in court, but
was not affected. Sentence of death will be
passed next week, and the case will then be
taken to the Supreme Court. The murder
was a terrible one, but the evidence against
Rudy, who is a young man respectably con
nected, was entirely circumstantial.
A new trial was also denied Thomas F.
Bradenbnrg, a young drug clerk of Colum
bia, who was convicted of involuntary man
slaughter for selling a customer morphine
in mistake for quinine, which cansed death.
A Tramp's Gratitude.
ISPXCIAl. TKLEQKAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Beilaike, January 19. Thomas Ray
craft, a tramp, was injured in a. wreck at
Belmont some time since. Hehadno'frlends
to care for him, so George Mercer, of that
place, took care of him nntil he recovered.
A day or two since Bajrcraft returned Mer-J
cer me lavor uuue min uy ui&jne an tne
money he could find in Mercer's house and
He Will Haye a Fair Salary.
Cr,EVEi.AND,Tanuary 19. Bev. Wilton
Merle Smith, pastor of the First Presbyte
rian Chnrch, has accepted a call to the Cen
tral Presbyterian Church of New York at
?T,000 a year.
GEN. CASS IN MARBLE.
A Very Fine Statue of the Old States
man to be Shortly Unveiled.
GREAT WORK OP A I0UNG ARTIST.
A Present From the State of Michigan to
the United States.
TBIBUTE TO A GOOD MAK'S W0ETH.
He Knew Washington and Was a Defeated Candidate
The statue of General Lewis Cass, pre
sented by the State of Michigan to the
United States, is to be unveiled at "Wash
ington in a 'few days. It is the first great
work of Mr. D. C. French, is of Carrara
marble, and was made in Paris, in a year
and a half, at a cost ot. $10,000.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, January 19. In a few
days the statue of General Lewis Cass will
be unveiled in Statuary Hall. It is the
work of Mr. D. C. French, a young man of
30, the son of the late E. B. French, As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury under
Arthur's administration. The statue
will rank as one oi the best ever
placed in the capitol. It is Mr.
French's first- great work, and for a
year and a half he has been at work upon
it diligently in his atelier in Paris, after
having spent several months in Detroit, the
home of General Cass, securing from old
acquaintances and from relatives all the as
sistance possible for the perfect rendition of
a portrait statue.
General Cass is represented as he ap
peared in the last years of his life a stately,
dignified, heavy-set old gentleman, clad in
the dress of 50 years ago, with swallow
tailed coat, very large in the collar, a double
breasted waistcoat, the old-fashioned "barn
door" trousers, and a heavy pendant watch
fob. Cass was as bald as a turnip, but the
sculptor has preserved faithfully his dark
brown curling wig, for which it is said he
was accustomed to pay $100 in order to have
the best that money could buy. The figure
is heroic in size, a'nd no tricks of posture
have been attempted. It is Cass, the grave
and reverend statesman, standing sqnarcly
upon his ieet, one hand resting upon an
open book and the other holding a roll of
A BEAUTIFUL MARBLE.
The sculpture is done in a magnificent
piece of Carrara marble, the finest piece Mr.
French says he has ever seen. When you
tap it with a silver dollar it rings with a
clear flute-like resonance of a big Dell. The
statute is the gift of the State ot Michigan to
the United States, and it has set in the face
of the pedestal a plain little medallion,
hardly a foot in diameter, bearing the coat
of arms of the State. Mr. French received
for the statute 510,000.
Senators Sherman and Morrill are the only
survivors now in Congress who sat with
General Cass in the Senate. It will be re
membered that the Republican party be
came dominant in Michigan in 1856, and
Zach Chandler was elected to succeed
Cass. With the election of Buchanan,
Cass became Secretary of State, and con
tinued his life in Washington. He lived
in one of the dwelling houses since modeled
over into the Arlington Hotel, where once a
year he was wont to give a grand reception.
The old gentleman was exceeding fond of
good wines, and while Secretary of State re
ceived generous donations of rare old bran
dies and wines from his admirers in the dip
WEALTHY, BUT A MODEST LIVES.
Owning a farm of 500 acres in the heart of
tne city ot .Detroit, its ennancement in
value when it was cut up into blocks and
lots, made him a wealthy man; yet his econ
omy was a by-word in Washington. Dur
ing most of his Senatorial career he lived
at the St. Charles Hotel, in a simple and
saying way. This habit was possibly as
much the result of early training as any
General Cass was born in New Hamp
shire, of poor parents, and although his life
was distinguished bymany honors and an
acquaintance, even in youth, with many
great men, it was not nntil his later years
that he escaped the pinch of poverty.
It is hardly over 20 years since General
Cass died. To men who knew him and
who heard from his lips the countless stories
of adventure in his long life he seemed a won
derful link between thepreseut and the past.
His grandfather knew Peregrine White,
the first child born to the pilerims after
their arrival at Plymouth. He himself
talked with Washington. As he said in
his speech introducing the Prince of Wales
to President Bnchanan, he had been
BORN A BRITISH SUBJECT,
having seen the light of day before the final
treaty of peace with the mother country. He
made the acquaintance of General .Harrison
before that worthy had ever traveled west of
the Kanawha, He lived at Harper's Ferry
over half a century before John Brown's
His first appointment to office was re
ceived from Thomas Jefferson, who made
him Marshal of Ohio. He knew the Blen
nerhasset and his charming wife well, and
at their island home met Aaron Burr,
against whom afterward, while a member of
the Ohio Legislature, he framed a bill de
fining treason. He was a Brigadier with Hull
at the Detroit surrender. He saw Tecumseh
killed. For 17 years he was Governor of
Michigan, which then embraced jvhat is
now Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. He
was in General Jackson's first Cabinet; for
six years was Minister to France, and
his last office was that of Secretary of
State under Buchanan. He resigned be
cause Bnchanan would not re-enforce Sum
ter in 1859. During the war he was an in
tense Unionist, supporting the Government
unequivocally. .His candidacy for Presi
dent in 1848 is one! of the most pathetic in
cidents in the history of the Democratic
Sarty. But for the spite of Martin Van
uren he wonld have -received the undi
vided support of his party, and have been
Singularly enough, although IVan Buren
was nominated as a Free Soiler, Cass car
ried a majority of the free States, while a
majority of the slave States voted with the
Whigs for General Taylor. Fifteen States
gave their electoral votes to Cass and 15 to
Taylor, but among the latter were New
York and Pennsylvania, where Van Buren
had divided his party and effected his rival's
AN EAGLE'S BIG LIFT.
It Prepares to Slake Off With an Eight-Year-old
Boy Taken Five Feet
Off theJSronnd A Cap
rsrrciAi, txxiobam to the dispatch.!
Caibo, III., January 19. Captain Mark
Cole, of the steamer Sentinel, vouches for
the following remarkable event: On Wednes
day last, while en route to Golconda after
rock with his boat, and while immediately
abreast with the New Liberty, mid-river, he
crippled with a shotgun a huge black eagle,
which' was soaring slowly toward the Ken
tucky shore. The bird fell about 100 yards
on the shore below Hamlettsburg, and after
considerable tronble was secured and taken
aboard the boat. Its wings measured eight
feet two inches from tip to tip, pronounced
by the denizens of the locality to be the
largest ever known in that section.
The bird was taken to Golconda, and as
it was supposed to be badly crippled and
unable to fly, was located in the court yard
which was surrounded by a high wire
fence. Yesterday a negro boy
about 9 years old ventured within
the iuclosure, and in some manner excited
the ire of his eagleship. who instantly de
veloped sufficient strength and activity to
ponnce upon the child and fixing its talons
into his shoulders began slowly ascending,
flapping his broad wings violently in the
The boy screamed loudly in his terrorand
pain. Assistance did not arrive until
he was suspended five feet from
the ground. The feathered monster
dropped his e cargo and quietly
lighted into a corner of the yard apparently
not in the least excited over his failure to
procure a winter supply of food. The
shoulders of the boy were considerably
scratched but not seriously.
CflDECH AND STATE IS QUEBEC.
Protestant Feeling- Greatly Aroused Against
Cardinal and Jesnfts.
Montreal, January 19. As a result of
the attitude of the Jesuits particularly, and
the Catholic Church generally, in Quebec,
there seems likely to be a bitter religious
warfare here and in Ontario shortly. A
special to the. Witness, of this city, to-night
Trom Ottawa, says:
The Orangemen and Young Britons, of Ot
tawa, who describe themselves asloyal subjects
to Her Majesty in apetitlou to the Governor
General, drawn up at a meeting last night for
the disallowance of the Onp.bec Jesuits act.
refer to the evil results of the interference of
Jesuits in political affairs and protest against
any money crants to men who maintain that no
obedience is due by Roman Catholics to the
laws of the Protestant sovereigns. If would.
in ine opinion oi tne petitioners, leaa to raids
on the public treasury by every kind of relig
A resolution was also adopted to send a
printed copy of the petition to every city, town
and village In Ontario inviting the signatures
or the Protestant associations of every kind,
and of Protestant citizens in general, after
which the monster petition will be handed in.
This is the beginning of a crusade by
Protestants against the influence ot the
church in Quebec provincial affairs, and is
the direct outcome of Cardinal Taschereau's
persistency a week ago in demanding a
seat in the Provincial Parliament on
the throne beside the Queen's repre
sentative and directly under the royal
arms. The "Jesuit bill" referred to is the
measure passed in the Quebec Parliament
through the influence of the Church, giving
that order $400,000 indemnity for loans
which reverted to the Government at the
time Pbpe Clement XTV. abolished the
Jesuit Order. The bill contains a provision
that the money is to be distributed subject
to the conditions to be made by Pope Leo
THE! HIT THE PIPE.
Two Pretty Little Girls Become Slaves of
the Opiam Habit.
(EFECIAI. TZLXGKAM TO TUX CISFATCn.l '
Boston, January 19. Two pretty 16-year-old
girls were in court to-day, charged
with frequenting opium joints, whose career
during the past 18 months was shaped by
two Harvard students. They were then
bright and innocent schoolgirls. To-day
they are inveterate opium smokers. The
story of their downfall is one of peculiar
Both girls belong to respectable families,
and their fathers are well-to-do tradesmen
residing at the South End. They have
been chums ever since they journeyed to-
getner to tne primary school, ana when, 18
months ago, mutual friends who were stu
dents at Harvard College proposed that all
four test the pleasures to be found in smok
ing opium. The girls entered in the scheme
for a little fun.
Two or three "hits of the pipe" were in
dulged in and almost before they were aware
of it the habit of smoking had fastened itself
upon them. For a few months the girls
were able to keep the knowledge of their
misdeeds from their parents, but as the
latter awoke to the fact they had lost all
restraint over their wayward children, they
realized the extent to which the girls had
become slaves to the opium habit. All
efforts to reform have so far failed.
HELD FOE HIS BRIDE'S DEATH.
Charged With Causing the Death of His
Wife a Few Hoars After Marriage.
SPECIAL TELXOIIA1I TO TUB DISPATCH.
BROOKLYN, January ,19. Frank P.
Dudgeon, who was arrested on Friday
night for complicity in the death of Katie
Cody, wa3 committed withont bail yesterday
by Coroner Booney to the Raymond street
jail to await the result of the inquest, which
is to begin to-morrow evening.
Police Captain Kenny testified before the
Coroner that "one of his detectives had
found letters going to show that Dudgeon
assisted in bringing about the operation
which caused Miss Cody's death a few hours
after her marriage to Dudgton. After (he
Coroner's commitment Dudgeon was taken
before Jnstice Cullen on a writ of habeas
corpus.. Justice Cullen said he could not
admit him to 'bail, provided the Coroner
would use proper diligence in holding the
They Were Seven Days fn an Open Boat on
the Pncific Ocean.
San Francisco, January 19. The
steamship Alameda, which arrived to-day
from Australia, brought Captain Timothy
Murphy and 19 of the crew of the American
ship John Bryce, of Thomaston, Me., which
sailed from Port Ludlow, Pnget. Sound,
October 6, with a cargo of lumber for Mel
bourne, Australia, but was waterlogged in
the hurricane of December 7, and was
abandoned about 800 miles east of Samoa
One man was lost overboard. The re
mainder of the crew proceeded in open boats
to the islands, where they arrived after be
ing out seven days and nights. The second
and third mates and steward remained at
Apia when the others left on the Alameda.
BIG BLAZE AT WILKINSBUEG.
A Livery Stable and Billiard Room De
stroyed This Hlornlnc
Johnson's livery stable and a pool and
billiard parlor at Wilkinsburg were totally
destroyed by fire abont 1 o'clock this morn
ing. Several horses were burned and the
loss will reach $7,000. The fire is supposed
to have caught from an overheated natural
A Disturber Fatally Wounded.
Cleveland. January 19. Bain Cun
ningham shot and fatally wounded Fred
Stricklin last night at Kenton. Stncklin
entered Cunningham's home and provoked
a disturbance. Four balls took effect in his
body and he died in a short time. Cun
ningham was arrested.
Will be Ratified by the Reichstag
With, but little Opposition.
SALISBURY AND THE CHANCELLOR
Working in Perfect Harmony, But
liberals Are Protesting.
PUBLIC FEEWXG FAY0BS GEFFCKE5,
And the Goreniment Will Sot Print Any More of U
The East Africa bill will go to the Reich
stag by the end of the week. Bjsmarck will
then make a statement as to the co-operation
of the- English Government. Salisbury will
let Morier fight his own battles. It is not
believed that the remainder of the Geffckea
correspondence will be published. Several
financial schemes are being perfected at tha
CCOPYRIGHTID, 1S39, BT THK NEW TORK ASSOCI
Beelin, January 19. The Bundesrath,
will dispose of the East African bill with
out delay, and it will be submitted to the
Beichstag. at the end of the week, when it
will evoke the long-expected declaration
from Prince Bismarck on the Government's,
colonial policy and its relations with En
gland. The measure, it is believed, will be
finally passed by a large majority. The
measure is known in Parliamentary circles
as the outcome of an agreement between tha
leaders of the Government groups after a,
consultation with Prince Bismarck.
The center party will also approve of fol
lowing the policy observed during Tues
day's debate. The opposition will thus ba
left to the Progressists only, and this will
narrow the debate into lively encounters
between the Chancellor and his persistent
assailants. An important part of the bill,
the proposals relating to the enrolling and
disposition of levies, it is understood will
be settled in a secret sitting of the commit
tee. Interest really centers in what Princa
Bismarck will choose to reveal concerning
the co-operation of England.
It is noted here that English opinion
against colonial extension by Germany
gains ground, and even conservative capers
suggest that Lord Salisbury "weakly yielded
to the requests of Prince Bismarck, without
knowing how far the Chancellor's designs
extended. Probably Pritoce Bismarck will
frankly disclose how completely the En
glish Government has been apprised of
every phase of the German policy as em
bodied in the East Africa bill. He is de
sirous of preventing English Liberals from
making party capital from the concert of
the Government. Every suggestion coming
from Lord Salisbury during the nejitia
tions has been accepted here. The Chan
cellor will therefore announce absolute har
mony in the co-operations.
The Morier incident has not had tha
slightest effect in the relations between the
twoGovernments. It may have formed the
subject of conversation during recent inter
views between Prince Bismarck and Sir Ed
ward. Malet, the British Ambassador.
Officially Lord Salisbury leaves Morier to
fight his own battle. The diplomatic circle
is confident that Prince Bismarck has a
strong card in reserve against Morier and
will probably oblige Lord Salisbury to take
official notice of the affair by transferring
Morier from St. Petersbftrg to some post
that has less influence on European politics.
THE GEFFCKEN CASE.
TheGeffcken correspondence, covering
180 folios, has been submitted to the Bun
desrath. It was intended to publish the
correspondence, but the,Government is be
ginning to learn that the country has had a'
surfeit of GefTcken. Besides, public opinion
is maturing in favor of GefTcken. The Pro
gressist press, knowing it to be a powerful,
weapon of offense, wonld sustain the agita
tion. The Tageblult demands a complete
clearing of the affair, the production of the
appendices to the indictment, the answers,
for the defense, the reasons lor the decision
of the tribunal, etc. The semi-official press
continues to give favorable extracts from
the correspondence, but otherwise has,
ceased to refer to the matter.
The official press of Vienna upholds the
action of Prince Bismarck. Count von
Taafe's organ, the Presse, holds-tbat the
prosecution was forced upon the Govern
ment by the exigencies of actual politics,
and denounces GefTcken as hardly waiting
for his royal friend to sink intd the grave
before publishing the diary. The paper
blames Emperor Frederick's selection as a,
confidant t a person without responsibility. '
This public comment, which is entirely
in taste with the German official press, does
not disclose the real opinion of the Court
and official circles of Vienna, which cen-"
sures GefTcken and condemns the unwise
course of Bismarck. The Austrian official
mind cannot understand the Berlin Gov
ernment fighting its opponents by dis
closures affecting fhe Imperial family.
Private letters from Vienna convey the im-'
pression of surprise at the folly of Bismarck.'
The succession to the throne of Holland,
confbined with the Luxembourg question,
occupies me attention ui aipiomausu.
Under the advice of Bismarck the Duka
of Nassau has abandoned 'his intention of
abdicating in favor of his son on the death
of the King of Holland. The German Gov-.
ernment will not change the position of
Luxembourg fixed by the treaty of 1876.
The duchy will enter the German Zoll
verin, but will otherwise remain separate
from the Empire.
The Budget Committee of the Beichstag
has agreed upon the estimates for the con
struction of war ships. Dr. Stocker has in
duced the Ultra-Conservatives in the Beich
stag to support the proposals to prohibit the
importation of alcoholic beverages into the
German colonies. Stocker is in difficulty',
through his denial that he wrote a letter
trying to influence the legal evidence in the.
case of Bev. Dr. Witte, the latter having
produced the letter. A consistory of the
clergy has cited Dr. Stocker for trial. The
applications to enter Lieutenant Wissman's '
service in the East Africa expedition.'
amount to 4,000.
BANKIfTG SCHEMES. ,
The Boersen Courier announces that tha
syndicate composing the German-Chinese
bank will meet on Tuesday, and definitely
launch the concern. Eminent bankers who
are largely interested in the enterprise ex
pect to undertake to raise the necessary
An animated discussion is going on among
bankers on a proposal to compel private -note
banks to renounce the right to issue
notes. The charters of most of these banks
continue valid until 1901, and they could
not be divested of the right to issue notes
unless the Federal Government consented.
The proposal is part of a project to change
the Beichsbank into a purely Government,
institute by "paying out" the present share
holders. Admiral Monts, Chief of the Admiralty,
died at 8 o'clock this evening. Emores3
Frederick goes to Kiel about the middle of
February, in time for the accouchement of
IN NEW TOES, NOW.
Jack the Ripper Says He Will Kill Some
body Before Next Thursday.
New York, January 19. Captain Byan, .
of the Twenty-first police precinct, to-day
received the following letter, badly written:
Captaut Ryan Do you think that "Jack
the Ripper" is in England? He is not. I'am,
right here, and 1 expect to kill somebody by
Thursday next, and so get ready for me with
your pistols. But 1 have a knife that has done
more than your pistols. The next thing yon
will hear ot some woman dead.
Yours, truly, "Jack xhi BirrEE,"