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GUESS WEIL FIGHT,
It All Points to War Between
America and Germany.
ENGLAND GETTING SCARED,
But Feels Confident That Americans
Will Hold Their Own.
O'BRIEN IS SENTENCED TO PRISON
In His Absence, and the Police Don't Know
Where to Find Him.
PARNELL COMMISSION GOES TO SLEEP
The news from "Washington shows pretty
conclusively that Germany has to back
dawn in the Samoan fnss or fight. The
spirit of '76 is still alive in this country.
Dispatches from Berlin disclose the fact
that the German press is beginning to
realize that there is a limit to American
endurance. England is also becoming
worried over the complications -which may
arise. Mr. O'Brien was sentenced to jail
yesterday. He was absent from court at
the time, and the police don't know where
to find him, which proves that they never
studied the famous cook-book of Mrs. Glass.
"Washington, January 25. Repre
sentative Morrow, of California, who is the
Chairman of the sub-committee of the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in
tends to call the sub-committee together and
get to work at the earliest opportunity. He
says that his views on Samoan affairs are
positive and have been made known through
the resolution introduced by him in the
House last session. The status quo at the
time the representatives of the United
States, Germany and England met, he says,
must be restored, and this would neces
sitate the replacement of King Malietoa in
the position from which he was bo unjustly
removed by the German agents and sent to
the Marshall Islands. This step, Mr. Mor
row insisted, must be a preliminary to any
further negotiations on the subject.
we'll soon have a navy.
Mr. Herbert, Chairman of the Naval
Committee of the House, has not yet re
ceived a response to his letter to Secretary
"Whitney, inviting suggestions as to any
amendments that may, in his judgment, be
necessary to meet any emergency that may
arise as the result of the Samoan affair. It
is apparent that the members of tLe com
mittee are entirely willing to comply with
any reasonable request of the Naval De
partment in this respect.
The committee, in its report on the naval
appropriation bill, noted with satisfaction
that the contractors for supplying gun forg
ings and armor plate for the navy expect to
begin deliveries of material in March next,
although they are not required to do so by
the terms of their contracts before February,
1S90, and there is some talk of stimnlating
them to greater efforts by making an appro-
firiation for a bonus, to be paid for early de
iveries of material.
ENGLAND GETTING SCAEED.
A dispatch from London says that Ger
many's view of the Samoa muddle and the
Zanzibar question causes distrust in ad
miralty circles. Mysterious silence is
maintained regarding her naval reinforce
ments. It is stated at the Foreign office
that American business men and American
naval officers in Samoa express confidence
in their ability to hold their own.
The National Zeitung, referring to the
action of the Senatorial Committee at "Wash
ing on the Samoa affairs, says that the
measures for the protection of the autonomy
of the Samoan Islands arc superfluous, be
cause it is not threatened by any one. The
sole interest of America consists in not al
lowing good relations with Germany to be
jeopardized by a few intriguing ad venturers.
The Mossische Zeitung, criticizing the ar
gument in the Cologne Gazette of yesterday,
holds that it wonld be a mistake to attach
no importance to the measures taken by
President Cleveland because he is to be
shortly succeeded by Mr. Harrison. It
points out that the "authority for dealing
with foreign affairs rests with the committee
of the Senate, and warns the semi-official
press that it would be unwise to try to ap
pear before the German public with "falla
A dispatch to the Paris Temps from Zan
zibar says: An American sailing vessel,
bound from Zanzibar to Madagascar, was
fired on by a German vessel and one of her
masts was broken.
PHELPS IS FLATTERED
By tho TJnnsnnl Honor of n Special Invita
tion From the Queen.
London, January 25. As Mr. Phelps
has not been recalled and has not resigned,
he is not entitled to an audience with the
Queen. Nevertheless, the Queen has in
vited Mr. and Mrs. Phelps to dine with her
on Monday and to remain at the palace over
To-day Mrs. Phelps gave her last recep
tion here. There was a large attendance.
Maiming Women and Children.
Dublin, January 25. A collision oc
curred at Cionmel to-day between the police
and a crowd consisting largely of women
and children. The crowd resented the im
prisoning of Secretary Meaning, of the
Waterford branch of the National League.
Many were injured, some having limbs
Shouldn't Talk Back.
Dublin, January 25. Mr. Powell, editor
of the Midland Tribune of Birr, was to-day
sentenced to three months' imprisonment in
Tullamore jail, with hard labor, for publish
ing an illegal article. He appealed, but on
his remarking that sentence was cut and
dried he was given seven days' extra impris
onment. He Wai Not an American.
PAEIS, January 25. The sub-committee
of the Chamber of Deputies has declared
that M. Cluseret is a Frenchman and that
his election in the Department of "War is
valid. It has been charged that he was an
A Split In the Fnrty.
Buchaeest, January 25. The Chamber
of Deputies, by a vote of 110 to 55, has re
jected a proposal to re-establish free ports at
Braila and Galatz. The vote indicates a
split in the Conservative party.
Suakim, January 25. The last of the
British troops have left this place. The
command of the Egyptian garrison devolves
upon Colonel Holled Smith.
Six German! Suffocated.
Berlin, January 25. A family by the
name of Bndolph, consisting of six persons,
has been suffocated by gas from a defective
stove at Crossen, Saxony.
Demand llarrincton's Relcnse.
London, January25. The London Rad
icals are organizing a mass meeting in Hyde
Park to demand the release fromprison bf
Mr. Harrington, M. P. for "West Kerry,
Hnln the Saltan of Zanzibar, Politically
LONDON,January 26. A dispatch to the
Times from Zanzibar says a grave pecuniary
embarrassment is, reported to be impending
for the Sultan of Zanzibar. Facts have
leaked out which indicate that his
treatment at the hands of the Ger
man East African Company is absolutely
unparalleled. Since the beginning of its
operations it is stated that the Sultan's di
rect cash loss has been over 450,000 roupees
and his constructive loss ten times that
amount. The company exacted the pay
ment of every penny to which it would be
entitled if in prosperous working order. In
addition to the value of the losses it sus
tained atKielwa and elsewhere, the Sultan is
compelled to pay monthly nearly 150,000
rupees to recoup the company for the cost of
a theoretical administration which has been
practically abandoned since September, and
the company has made no repayments to any
officials or soldiers on the coast except at one
The company has thus driven a vast body
of malcontents into the insurgent ranks, hat
ing the Sultan and the company alike as re
sponsible for their destitutions, and it has
entirely destroyed the Sultan's power. It is
rumored that Sultan has repeatedly remon
strated with the German consul on the Ger
mans' want of success. In an open Durbar
recently the Sultan stated that he had re
ceived only 5,000 instead of the customary
80.000 rupees in December for revenue on
the German littoral. The French Mission
is soliciting donations to defray the expense
of keeping 8,000 refugees from Bagamoyo.
Political Way, to be Decided To-
Morrow Fears of Trouble.
Paeis, January 25. General Boulanger
issues a final manifesto in the morning. It
will be placarded throughout Paris before
daybreak. To-day General Boulanger re
ceived a deputation asking his aid to abol
ish the registry office for waiters and others,
and to obtain amnesty for those imprisoned
for wrecking registries. Boulanger replied
that they must not reckon too much upon
his power, but that his sympathy was
always with the oppressed, and he would do
his utmost to help them.
It is stated on reliable authority that Gov
ernment, fearing a startling movement, will
adopt means to maintain strict order on
Sunday. Any person shonting "Vive Bou
langer," it is said, will be at once placed
under arrest. A cavalry force will patrol
the city day and night.
THEI WENT TO SLEEP.
The Farnell Commissioners Seek Relief
From the Monotonous Speeches.
tnr CABLE TO TUB DISPATCH.
London, January 25. Copyright
The whole day in the Commission Court
was occupied with the reading ot old-time
speeches, and everyone who could fled out
of hearing of Sir Henry James' monotonous
drone. The learned commissioners could
not get away, so they compromised by going
Mr. James has an enormous pile of print
ed speeches in front ot him, -nhich it is esti
mated will take at least a week to get
through, but human endurance has limits,
and the Judges will probably make an effort
to shorten the dire infliction.
PANAMA CANAL PROSPECTS
Are Bright, bnt it Will Cost 450,000,000
Francs to Complete the Work.
Paeis, January 25. Two reports will be
presented at the meeting of the Panama
canal shareholders, announced for to-morrow.
One is signed by the temporary ad
ministrators, and will detail the negoti
ations which have resulted in the formation
of the new company.
The other is signed by M. de LessepS, and
expresses the shareholders' profound grati
tude to the administration for preventing a
collapse of the works, and announces the in
tentions of the new company. It states that
the Chief Engineer has estimated that the
total ontlay still necessary to complete the
canal is 450,000,000 francs.
HE'S A LITTLE AFEAID.
Sir WInton Says Emin Is Safe and the Ger
mans' Expedition Is Unnecessary.
London, January 25. In an interview
to-day Sir Francis de "WInton said it was
absurd for the Germans to proceed with the
expedition for the relief of Emin Pasha.
Jackson's caravan, he said, started from
Mombassa three months ago, and will prob
ably reach "Wadelai before Dr. Peters
reaches the east African coast The cara
van will form stations along the route,
which supplement caravans will supply
with victuals. Sir Frances de"Winton be
lieves that Dr. Peters intends to make an
nexations ot territory.
He Was Not In Conrt and tho Police Are
Looking for Him.
Dublin, January 25. Mr. "William
O'Brien was not in court to-day, but the
trial proceeded, and he was convicted and
sentenced to four months' imprisonment.
The police have no clew to his location.
It is estimated that SO persons were
wounded in the disturbance at Carrick yes
terday. It is learned that Mr. O'Brien re
freshed himself at a house near the police
barracks, and then drove into the country
before the police cordon was formed, and
that he afterward dined with a select
party of friends a few miles from the town.
A Priest Sent to Jail.
Dublin, January 25. Father McCarthy,
charged with inciting boycotting, was to-day
found guilty, and the magistrate imposed a
sentence of four months' imprisonment
upon him. Notice of appeal from the
sentence was given.
Tho Roman War.
ROME, January 25. The principal
cashier of the National Bank Agency at Bo
logna has absconded. He embezzled $180,
000. A LITTLE MORE THAN A JOEE. '
Two Toughs Rob a Pawnshop In Broad Dar
ISPECIAl, TKLEOBAMTO THE DISPATCH. 1
New, Tobk, January 25. There was a
block in the Third avenue surface road, just
below Canal street, this nfternoon. A
driver of one of the stalled cars in front of
Taylor Bros.' pawnshop saw two tough
looking young fellows standing in front of
the shop. One of them took a pad
lock from his pocket and sneaked
into the doorway ot the pawnshop.
He put the hasp on one of" the double
doors over the staple in the other, and
slipped the padlock through, thus locking
in the proprietor of the store and his clerks.
The men then simultaneously threw two
half bricks into the window, making a hole
big enough to drive a baby carriage
through, and began helping themselves to
some of the $5,000 worth of shining stuff in
side. The car driver jumped off his platform
and ran toward the daring thieves, and
other folks made for them. They fled in a
hurry, leaving a lot of iewelry. including a
$150 diamond ring on the pavement in front
of the shop. Nobody cared to pursue them.
The crowd in front of the pawnshop seemed
to take only a pleasurable interest in the
frantic efforts of the pawnbroker and his as
sistants to get out
the well-known author.
continue! hit horseman- I
shiv series in to-morroWs Dispatch. Lovers
V horseflesh will read Ms paper with interest. J
DEAD LOADS OF CASH
Taken in by the Slate Last Year, but
the Receipts Will Tall Off.
THE AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT.
Effect of Supreme Court Decisions Upon
SOME CHANGES IN THE TAX SYSTEM
Suggested in Order to Pretest Litigation and to Keep
Eten with the Times.
Auditor General McCamant has made his
annual report. He makes a number of val
uable suggestions in regard to taxation, and
says that the Legislature should not appro
priate money until it provides for the ap
propriation. He also says that the Su
preme Court has rendered several decisions
which will senously affect the State Treas
ury. ISPECIAL TZLSOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. J
Habbisbubo, January 25. In his an
nual report Auditor General McCamant
ascribes the large amount ot revenue re
ceived by the State last year $8,694,060 42
to the settlement of cases in litigation and
the close collection of outstanding taxes, of
which there were not $25,000 on the stock
ledgers of the department at the close of the
Preference is made to the decision of the
United States Supreme Court declaring the
tax on gross receipts derived from the trans
portation of freight and passengers between
different States and to and from foreign
countries illegal, and the decision of the
Dauphin County Court declaring the pres
ent laws for the assessment and collection of
tax on loans of municipal and corporation
lunds unconstitutional. These decisions,
the Auditor General says, will result in a
serious loss to the State, but this was not
felt last year on account of the heavy pay
ments made in cases of long standing that
were in litigation, and for the reason that
the larger portion of the loan tax was paid
prior to the delivery of the opinion of the
Dauphin County Court.
TO TAX COBTOBATIONS.
It is suggested that the Legislature pass
an act providing for the taxation of corporate
loans on a different basis from that which
has prevailed, and also enact a law to make
up for the loss sustained by the decision on
the gross receipts of tax, in which event, he
says, the Commonwealth could with safety
surrender to the counties a portion of the
tax on personal property collected by them,
out of which could be paid expenses incident
to the assessment and collection of the tax,
with the exception of the County Treasurer's
commission. In consideration ot this bounty
of the State the Auditor General thinks no
claim shonld be made on the Commonwealth
forjeredit Jor abatements of uncollectable
As to the system of taxinz the capital
stock of corporations on the dividend basis,
claims of inj ustice are being made by reason
of the low valuation of money, and the dif
ference in the computation of the tax in
cases where a dividend of G per cent or over
is declared on the par value of the common
or preferred stock of a corporation, and in
cases where no dividend is declared or
where the dividend falls below 6 per cent.
The Commonwealth, the Auditor General
believes, would be saved litigation if a
change were made so as to provide for the
computation of the tax on the appraised
value of the capital stoek at what it is actu
ally worth in cash or what it sells for in the
market, reserving to the State acconnting
officers the right to revise or reject any ap
praisement with which they are dissatisfied.
The Auditor General suggests modifica
tions in the act of 1874 so as to require a
quarterly return and payment to the Com
monwealth by County Treasurers and Be
corders of the revenues collected by them.
Changes in the escheat law of 1787 are
suggested, as the machinery provided in
that antiquated act is not suited to the
present times. A ready mode should be
supplied fo&escheating to the State prop
erty without a rightful owner.
Legislation allowing Associate Judges
not learned in the law fixed salaries, (now
received by other judges) is recommended
because of the annoyance the present laws
give the department and the abuse to which
A general law on hawking and peddling
is suggested on account of the conflicting
legislation on this subject.
Auditor General McCamant closes his re
port as follows: '.'Embarrassment has fre
quently resulted and payments have had to
be denied under concurrent resolutions and
enactments, committing the Commonwealth
to the expenditure of moneys in cases where
no appropriation was made to meet it, and
it is hoped that in the future the General
Assembly will see the necessityof providing
appropriations to cover expenses for which
she makes herself liable by resolution or en
actment." ANOTHER DAT TO CELEBRATE.
The Legislature to Mnke the Centennial of
WnsblnEton's Inaouaratlon a Holiday.
trnoil A STAFF COnnESPONDEXT.
Habbisbubo, January 25. In the House
to-day a favorable report was made on the
concurrent resolution relative to the cele
bration of the centennial of the inauguration
of George "Washington as President of the
United States. This resolution authorizes
the Centennial Committee of both Houses to
make all the necessary arrangements to par
ticipate in the celebration, and to invite the
Governor, his staff and tbe members of tho
Legislature to join, the State to foot the bill.
On Monday evening Mr. C. "W. Bobison,
of Allegheny, will introduce a bill making
the day of the celebration (April SO) a legal
.WILLIAM PENN'S FARM
Can be Bought by the State for the Small
Snm of S27.200.
FBOM A STAFF COnEKSPOSnEST.J
Haebisburg, January 25. Some very
funny bills creep into the Legislature. One
of those introduced to-day sets forth in a
preamble that there seems to be a general
feeling in the State favoring the purchase of
the William Penn farm, and that the
present owner "has agreed that the Slate
can have it at the reasonable price of 200
per acre, ana tnat the state should own the
Particular spot selected by its founder for
is home, and thereby be in possession of an
everlasting monument to the memory of
Penn." The price asked for the farm is
EITHER ROB THAN WORE.
Colored Laborers on the Panama Canal
Strike and liaise a Row.
"Washington, January 25. Dispatches
were received at the State Department to
dap from the "United States Consul General
at Panama, dated the 15th inst. He says
that on the 14th inst the canal contractor at
Culebra reduced the laborers' wages to $1 20
in debased coin (abont 60 cents in American
troldS. whereupon the men. mostlr negroes.
refused to work, and told the police that they J
would roD ior a living, in the enorts ot
the police to quell the disturbance revolvers
were used and a serious riot seemed immi
nent, bnt at the time of the Consul Gen
eral's writing the arrival of soldiers had
produced a pacifying effect and quiet was
A dispatch was also received from the
United States Consul at Colon, dated the
13th inst, in which it is stated that there
are 10,000 workmen employed -along the
line ot tne canal, ana tuny twice that num-
ber of hangersou, au or the very scum ot
- . --.
A BLOODLESS ENCOUNTER.
Two Congressmen Collide, bnt Without Any
tsriCIAL TKLECJBAM TO THB DISPATCH.
"Washington, January 25. Although
there have been innumerable quarrels and
fist; contests between men in Congress
during the past quarter of a century, there
have been no duels, no meetings on the
sanguinary fields of contest, since the war.
The last incident to start reports about an
impending duel occurred yesterday after
noon, at the Congressional Hotel. Eepre
sentatives Crain, of Texas, and Barry, of
Mississippi, went over to the hotel to get
something to eat. "While they were in
dulging in luxuries for the inner man they
fell into a conversation about the late un
pleasantness, which resulted in the Missis
sippian springing like a tiger upon his
friend from the Xone Star State. The
Texan is six feet high, strong of build,
agile as a cat, and as courageous as a lion,
and he simply pinned his antagonist to
the floor, and held him there till his anger
Late last night and to-day there were all
kinds of rumors about a meeting atBladens
burg, the local dueling grounds, for a duel
on the soil of the Old Dominion. Mr. Crain
said to-night that the whole difficulty grew
out of at misinterpretation by Mr. Barry of
something said in a conversation, ana tnai
there was not the least ill feeling between
them now. He denied that they had a fight,
although it is true that they came together
as indicated. An evening newspaper an
nounces that Barry went to Bladensburg
with dueling pistols and waited several
hours for the appearance of his antagonist,
and that a duel is yet proposed.
Those who know most about the difficulty
say there has been no likelihood whatever of
any more trouble than that which occurred
yesterday. In fact, Mr. Barry this afternoon
sent his apologies to Mr. Crain, and the
whole affair there ended. There is a sad
streak in the life of Mr. Barrv during the
past few months, which is sufficient to ex
cuse almost any of his actions. He had a
brother recently shot in Texas. Then his
wife died under distressing circumstances.
Mr. Barry was not himself in good health,
and these extreme sorrows so preyed u on
his mind that he has suffered intensely from
insomnia. Under the circumstances he is
to be more pitied than blamed.
A MUZZLE FOR THE TRUSTS.
Tbe Senate Considering an Effective Meas
ure to Throttle Combinations.
Washington, January 25. The Senate
to-day considered the bill reported from
Finance Committee to declare unlawful the
trusts and combinations in restraint of trade
and production. Mr. Hoar offered an
amendment to come in as an additional
section. It provides that if one of the pur
poses of such a combination shall be to com
pel any person or partnership or corporation
to become a party to it, or to cease from
doing any lawful business, or to sell or dis
pose of any lawful business, such person,
partnership, or company may sue for and
recover damages; also, that any purchaser
who has (on account of such combination)
to pay an increased price for the article pur
chased, may sue lor and recover damages
from any party to the combination. Agreed
Mr. Eustis called the attention of Mr.
Sherman (in charge of the bill) to the fact
that the bill did not seem to apply to exist
ing trusts; and he offered an amendment
providing (as an additional section) that
any person who, 30 days after the enact
ment of the law, shall act as a manager,
officer, trustee, or agent of any such combi
nation, shall be liable to the penalties pro
vided in tne bill.
Mr. Sherman had no objection to the
amendment, except that he thought that a
longer time than 30 days should be allowed.
He would suggest six months or a year. Mr.
Eustis modified his resolution so as to make
the time 90 days. Mr. Piatt offered an
amendment making the law apply whether
the principal of the trust resides in the
United States or in a foreign country; and
Mr. Stewart offered as an amendment his
"gold and silver certificate bill." The bill
as amended was ordered printed, as well as
the pending amendments.
Mr. Sherman gave notice that when the
trust bill next came up he would insist upon
its consideration, and that it should not be
displaced for any other matter (whether the
Lord's prayer or the ten commandants) ex
cept by a vote of the Senate.
In the House to-day several appropria
tions were increased and an evening pension
session was held.
A WOMAN'S ORDEAL.
Mason City Excited Over tbe Opening of the
Brown Poisoning Case.
Mason Cut, Iowa, January 25. The
Brown family poisoning case, which has
elicited much notoriety, was called this
evening. Mrs. Brown appeared in court
while the Judge was giving instructions
to the Sheriff to call the jury. A
special venire of 40 jurymen was issued
several days ago, and the opinion is that the
40 will be exhausted and another issped be
fore a jury is selected. The personal ap
pearance of Mrs. Brown shows deep anxiety,
and while she does not possess characteristics
that wonld affect the sympathies of thejury,
she has a modest demeanor that made a fav
orable impression upon the spectators.
The crime with which Mrs. Brown is
charged is that of poisoning an entire fam
ily, consisting of her husband, Hiram F.
Brown, their two boys, Jesse and Henry,
and the husband's father, H. L. Brown.
The crime was committed March 7, 1887.
Poison was placed in the food at
supper, and all of the family, including
Mrs. Brown, were taken ill. The aged
father-in-law and Jesse, the youngest boy,
died, bnt the rest soon recovered. Mr.
Brown was at first suspected, and a Cor
oner's jury recommended that he be held for
the crime. He hired a detective who kept
watch of Mrs. Brown, and on the evidence
produced by bim she was indicted for the
crime last October.
THE STREET CAR STRIKE.
Deacon Richardson Will Ran tbe Road
With American Citizens.
New York, January 25. All the horse
car lines of the Atlantic Avenue Bailroad
Company, Brooklyn, seven in number, of
which road Deacon Bichardson is President,
were tied up this morning by the employes.
State Arbitration Commissioner Donovan
had aconference with Bichardson this after
noon and endeavored to effect a conference
between Bichardson and D. A. 75 in regard
to the strike, bnt to no effect.
Mr. Bichardson stated this evening that
he had employed 30 American citizens, and
wanld attempt to run cars to-morrow. The
company has issued a circular giving the
men until Monday next to come back. He
said none of the new men would be dis
charged. Trouble is anticipated to-morrow.
BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION
Charged Rght and Left Against Denver
Aldermen and Coancllmen.
Denveb, January 25. Charges of
bribery and corruption against members of
the City Council and Board of Aldermen
have been published in the daily papers of
this city, and an unusual amount of excite
ment has been created over the alleged ex
posure. The charges are made by well
known citizens, and it is claimed that alder
men have repeatedly been paid considerable
sums of money for their assistance in secur
ing the granting of liqnor licenses.
Serious corruption is also charged in con
nection with the granting of a franchise to a
street railway company. It is said that the
matter will be taken up by the Grand Jury,
which is now in session.
BLAKELY HALL, SUSpSt'S.
pear at hu best in This Dispatch to be issued
JANUARY 26,' 1889.'
HIS DEBTS OF HONOR.
Joseph Moore Deliberately Stole a
Half Million of More to
PAY OFF SOME OF HIS OLD SCORES.
The Defaulter is Sensitive, and the Matter
HE WILL NEITHER DIE NOB EUN AWAY.
Tie Imbealement Will Probably Beach Eiea Still
Joseph A. Moore, the Indianapolis de
faulter, has been interviewed. He has given
up all of his property, and will remain at
home awaiting the course of events. He
says the money was lost in speculating in
New York stocks. He was endeavoring to
raise sufficient funds to pay a debt of honor.
The amount of the steal is increasing.
Indianapolis, January 25. The man
who enjoys the distinction ot having stolen
at least half a million has not yet been ar
rested, and probably will not be for the
A reporter to-day succeeded in obtaining
an interview with Moore, who is at present
closely confining himself to his residence in
I this city. He talked with considerable free
dom, denying the minors that depositors in
his bank would suffer. He stated that he
had turned over to the Connecticut Mutual
property worth $200,000. When asked if he
'knew what course the officials of the insur
ance company would pursue, he said:
"I have no idea of their plans. I am
simply waiting for developments and am
entirely in their hands. I want it under
stood that I have remained here to face the
consequences of my acts of my own accord.
When I was informed that Mr. Abbott, the
secretary of the company, was coming out
here to investigate my affairs, I had plenty
of time to leave the country and save myself
NO SUICIDE IN HIS.
"I decided to stay right here, and when
Mr. Abbott arrived I told him the whole
truth about the condition of my business. I
did not conceal anything, however trivial,
and then I said to him that I proposed to
remain here. I told him that he could
always find me if he wanted me, and prom
ised him that I would not commit suicide
either. So here I am waiting for anything
that may come."
Moore stated that his troubles dated back
to 1880. "In 1870," said he, "a law was
passed prohibiting foreign corporations
from bringing suit in the Federal Court
That destroyed my business. For two or
three years I did nothing at all, and became
very despondent. Just before that, a short
time, I had gone into bankruptcy, and an
intimate friend who had indorsed my paper
was a heavy loser. I always considered
that I was in honor bound to repay him,
and it was in an attempt to do that that my
present troubles really began. I had no
business and yet had heavy running ex
penses, and at the same time was striving to
repay my friend the money he had lost by
"I had loaned great sums of money for
the company I represented, taking real
estate security. After the panic the bor
rowers were unable to pay off the mortgages
and the property tell bacK into our nanus.
It had depreciated greatly in value and
was naturally run down and in very bad
repair. I felt myself more or less at fault
in having placed the loans so badly, though
in reality I done the best I could.
A. SENSITIVE MAN.
"I was extremely sensitive on this point
I saw the company losing thousands of
dollars in investments that had been made
on my judgment All these things piled
up on me, and as time parsed on, grew more
and more burdensome. Many a time I felt
as though I shonld lose my mind. I was
beset on every side, and felt bound to do
something to relieve myself, and yet there
was nothing I could do.
"At this point I went to New York and
began to speculate in stocks. I had fair
success, too, and made some money, but
whenever I came back here I lost my head
and everything went wrong."
Moore declined to say how much he had
lost in stock speculation. It is obvious that
his irregularities with the company have
extended for years, yet nothing has been
done on the part of the company until the
first of this year.
W. C. Abbott, Vice President of the Con
necticut Mutual Company, is here with a
professional accountant, and it was through
their efforts Moore's dishonesty was made
public. It is thought his defalcation will
be considerably in excess of 5500,000. He
was also agent for the German American,
Fireman's Fund, City of London and Im
perial of London, insurance companies,
and is supposed to be short in his accounts
THE COMPANY ALL RIGHT.
It Can Stand Eren a Greater Loss Than
Moore's Bite Steal.
(SPECIAL TELXQBAH TO THE DISPATCn.l
Habtfobd, January 25. The Connecti
cut Mutual Life Insurance Company's loss
of $500,000 by the defalcation of its Western
agent, Joseph A. Moore, of Indianapolis,
was the subject of all talk among insurance
men to-day. No fresh facts have come out,
and Colonel Jacob L. Greene, President of
the company, declines to give anything
more than he furnished to the press last
night. The principal speculation is whether
the loss is not larger tnan at nrst stated, and
prominent insurance people incline to the
belief that with his opportunity Moore may
as easily have taken twice the amount'he is
said to be short
Even were this the case, the Connecticut
Mutual is considered fully able to stand the
blow, although the claim that snch a loss
will not even interfere with dividends is
not believed. The company's surplus is
very large, and no fear of its solvency is
felt even if the theft proves larger than has
been stated by Colonel Greene.
AN IMPORTANT TEST CASE.
Bailroad Conductors' Wages Ill-Id to Make
Good Aliened Pllferlngs.
SPECIAL TELIOEAM TO THB PISPATCH.3
New Yobk, January 25. In the Oswego
Oyer and Terminer term of court this week
several cases against the Borne, Watertown
and Ogdensburg Bailroad Company will be
tried, which will interest every train con
ductor in the country, and thousands of
railroad men generally. The company dis
charged several conductors last October
from the Syracuse and Phcenix division of
the line, and one of them has brought an
action to recover the wages withheld to make
reparation for amounts alleged to have been
stolen from the company. It is tbe first time
that an action of this kind has been brought
into court The conductors state their case
in a secret circular, which they have sent
out, claiming that deductions of this charac
ter are unjust, and should be resisted at all
points. The railroad company places the
indebtedness of the conductors at from
522 to $150.
The indications are that the Conductors'
Brotherhood of tbe United States has taken
charge of the conductors' side of the issue.
If the company fails to establish the guilt ot
the conductors, suits for defamation of
character will be instituted at once, and the
conductors' association will endeavor to make
a test case, and put an end to the "blue
envelope" and similar systems of discharge,
which have a tendency to disgrace the per
son whose services are dispensed with.
The railroad company's answer is defiant.
The dates and amounts of alleged pilfering
M'QIiINN TO C0RRIGAX.
The Celebrated Anti-Poverty Ex-Priest Re
plies to tbe Archbishop.
New York, January 25. Bey. Dr. Mo
Glynn has to-night given ont an open letter
to Archbishop Corrigan, who caused to be
read in the churches of his diocese last Sun
day a letter denouncing Dr. McGlynn and
his Anti-Poverty Society, and warning
Eoman Catholics that If they continued to
attend the act wonld constitute "a reserved
case." In opening, Dr. McGlynn writes:
I "shall not dwell upon your contemptuous
references to the name ot this society, to Its
adherents, and to its purposes, and your ma
levolent hone for the society's dispersion, nor
upon yonr pretense of patience and silence
mingled with professions of charity wholly at
variance with yonrnotorious policy of coercion.
Intimidation and persecution of clergy and
laity, living and dead, which has culminated in
this last act of yours. But I cannot omit to
notice the indecency of forcing tens of thou
sands of persons to suspend theirworshlp in
order to hear yonr uncharitable and calumni
Then follows nearly a colnmn of words
defining what the Anti-Poverty Society is,
and of pleading in behalf of the Henry
George free land theory. After referring to
the Archbishop's mind as "narrow and
illogical," and after extending some charity,
because, so says the writer, of the Arch
bishop's "congenial obstinacy," Dr. Mc
Glynn puts before the Archbishop this
If your father hadbeen kidnapedlnto slavery
and his alleged owner shonld assert his right of
property in yon as yonr father's son, and I
shonld deny your alleged master's right to own
you, he should cut precisely the figure that you
do at present
Thenreferrlng to the Archbishop's threat
against Catholics who attend Dr. Mc
Glynn's meetings, the latter gentleman thus
In what I have here said I have shown that
yon ntterly fail to make good your case against
the teachings of the Anti-Poverty Society as
grievously sinful. I need, therefore, hardly in
form you, bnt I am glatl to inform those who
might be misled bv yonr misstatements and
your defective reasoning, that yonr declaration
making attendance at onr meetings a reserved
case has no theological value. Catholic theol
ogy teaches that there can be no reserved case
without grievous sin, and that it is not in tbe
power ot a Bishop to make, by his own declara
tion, a reserved case of what is not a grievous
Catholics may therefore attend our meetings
without the slightest violation of their con
sciences, and can receive absolution from any
of the priests of your diocese without con
fessing attendance. They can resent as im
pertinence any qnestion on the snbject,and the
priests of yonr diocese can refrain from ques
tioning them abont attendance at our meet
ings, and can give absolution to persons
who have admitted such attendance. Yonr
reserved case, therefore, which of course does
not affect those who do not live in your dio
cese, has no more value even for those who do,
is of no effect, and simply falls to the ground.
THEI FOUND A Y0LCAN0.
Workmen in Alabama Strike an Extinct
Crater Whilo Tunneling.
Birmingham, Ala., January 25. For
two months workmen have been tunneling
Bed Mountain, two miles from this city, the
object being to allow the passage of water
from the Cahawba river to Birmingham.
From the north heading the tunnel has
been completed a distance of 300
feet. A few days ago the workmen struck a
cave. This was soon passed, leaving small
openings on each side of the tunnel. One
day last week an immense amount of dirt
and rock from above caved in, completely
filling the tunnel for a distance of SO feet.
When this had been cleared away the
workmen fonnd themselves in the center of
a large rock-walled room. The cave on the
left of the tunnel remained unchanged; bnt
the opening on the right had extended nntil
it was about CO feet ia length and IS
feet high. Some of the men started
to explore the cave. After a few
winding passages they came to an immense
opening, the descent of which was almost
perpendicular. The passages leading to it
were carefully examined. The walls were
of solid rock, with only a small crevice here
and there. At one place a spring of clear
water was found. When first discovered a
bold stream was flowing, but pres
ently it ceased. After an hour or two it
began again. At the beginning of these
periodical spurts the water is very cold, but
it gets warmer and warmer until toward the
close it has attained the boiling point It
smells like sulphur.
Huge stones were rolled to the entrance
of the pit and pushed in, bnt nobody heard
them strike. An engineering expert, who
has visited several extinct craters and whose
knowledge of geology is not limited, says
the character of the rock and everyting
abont the place Indicates that the tunnel
has enconntered a section ot the crater of a
long extinct volcano. The point where the
opening was found is 1,300 feet from the
north heading of the tunnel and 400 feet be
low the surface of the mountain.
A LONG WAIT FOR A L0YER.
Another Practical Illnstratlon of the
Strength of True Love.
St. Paul, January 25. James Tyron
Butcher, a young lawyer, is the hero of a
little romance which seems about to come to
a happy ending. Eight years ago he was
living in his native city in Virginia, and
was a prosperous wooer. Bnt one day he
was induced to become a candidate for Con
gress. The politics of the father, brother
and relatives of his sweetheart was different
from his, and they bitterly opposed him, and
compelled the girl to refuse to see him. The
lover was defeated, and this widened tbe
breach. Unable to stand it longer, he one
day quietly disappeared, and went to Wash
ington and thence to St. Paul, where he has
prospered and acquired property.
He still remembered tbe young lady he
left behind him in Virginia, and a week
ago a longing to hear from her came over
him and he conld notresist the temptation to
write. Since the day he left Virginia he
had never told her of his whereabouts.
Yesterday he received aletterfrom the lady.
She had been waiting for him all these
years, and told him so in her letter. She is
ready to forgiie and forget his politics and
he is preparing to return to Virginia and
claim his bride.
CASTLE GARDEN ROMANCE.
A Young- Polish Nobleman Who Was De
tained as a Paaper.
New Yobk, January 25. A romantic
story comes out of Castle Garden to-day
abont a young impecunious Polish noble
man named Anthon Sadowsky, who had
recently arrived on the steamship Bohemia.
He was detained because he had no money.
To-day he received a money order for $100
signed Cleopotra Fleigb, Troy, N-Y.
He had met the young lady abroad and
was smitten. The lady's father is Samuel
Fleigh, a wealthy citizen of Chicago. He
left to-night to meet the lady of his heart
She was visiting in Troy, and they will
meet in Chicago. -
A COLORED MURDERER HANGED.
The Telegraph Wires Were Cat So No Re
prleve Coald be Sent.
Ellaville, Ga., January 25. Charles
Blackman, colored, was hanged here to-day
in the presence of an immense crowd for the
murder of Stonewall Tonde, white, in 1883.
Blackman had been convicted of the mur
der three times, and each time his lawyer
seenred a new trial.
The people of Schley county were so
afraid Governor Gordon woaldinterfereand
stay Blackman's execution that the tele
graph wires were cut in order to prevent the
transmission of a message from Atlanta, the
DtDrilTO will And m
l Mil EH I O thought in the p per prepared
for to-morrow's Dispatch 6v Shirley Dare.
CLOWES-On Friday, January 23. 18S9. at 10
o'clock p. m.. Mr. Geoeqe D. Clowes, 3b., in
the 71st year of his age.
Funeral will take place from bis late resi
dence. No. 66 Federal street, Allegheny C)ty,
on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends
ot the family are respectfully invited to attend. I
A GOOD MM WASTED
For the Position of Arbitrator Under
the Kew Bailway Deal.
THE DETAILS ABOUT COMPLETED,
And bnt a Few Touches Remain to be
Added to the Agreement.
ILLINOIS CEHTBAL THE ONE HCEER
Western Presidents Hold Another Important Meeting
The presidents of the "Western railways
met at Chicago yesterday.. A number of
minor changes were made in the new agree
ment Only one road is not included in the
deal. The arrangements will be completed
to-day. The position of arbitrator will be ft
very important one.
ISriCIAI. TZLEQBAM TO THE DI5PATCH.1
Chicago, January 23. The Presidents
of the Western roads reconvened at the
Grand Pacific Hotel, and after an interest
ing session, settled all differences in regard
to the agreement for the proposed Inter
State Commerce Bailway Association, with
the single exception of territory. This lat
ter question was brought up just before ad
journment, and as there was some difference
of dpinion in regard to the limits of the new
association, it was referred to a committee
consisting of W. H. Newman, of the Mis
souri Pacific. H. O. "Wicker, of the North
western; J. E. Goddard, of the Atchison; S.
B. Knight, of the Wabash, and E. P. Bip-
ley. ot the Turlington.
This committee will submit a report to
the Presidents at their meeting to-morrow,
which, if adopted, will conclude the labors
of the Presidents. The representation at
to-day's meeting was larger than on the day
previous, all roads necessary to the agree
ment being represented, with the single ex
ception ot the Illinois Central. The agree
ment formulated at the New York meeting
was taken up section by section and many
minor modifications and changes were made.
THE ABBITRATION CLAUSE.
The clause providing for arbitration for
settlement of dispntes caused more discus
sion than any other. It was finally agreed
to adopt the clause as originally drawn, with
the exception of the section referring to
rates. If the arbitrators' award fixing rates
is not satisfactory, any road, by giving 10
days' notice, can establish its own rates.
This change was made in order to appease
the Toads which thought that the agreement
gave too much power to the arbitrators.
It was also agreed to refer all questions
arising under tbe agreement to one arbi
trator instead of three, as provided in the
original agreement The arbitrator, how
ever, shall have the right to call two other
persons who shall act in advisory capacity
in matters in regard to which the Chair
man is not fully informed. It is understood
that the varions divisions of the Western
Freight Association will be continued as at
present, and Chairman Abbott will remain
in charge of the passenger traffic.
With these exceptions the agreement now
perfected stands practically as it was left at
the New" York meeting. The position of
arbitrator under the modified agreement be
comes a very important office, and the
biggest and broadest railroad man in the
country will be secured to fill the place.
As all the roads except the Illinois Cen
tral, necessary to the agreement, are in favor
of it, railroad officials feel very sanguine
over the result of the two days' meet
ing. A communication irom Manager,
Jeffrey was received by one of the managers
to-day, stating that while the Illinois
Central was in harmony with the proposed
agreement, its management was of the opin
ion that the present agreements were good
enough, and that an agreement among
presidents was no better than an agreement
between general managers. The real ani
mus of the Illinois Central's attitude is be-,
lieved to be a desire on the part of Manager
Jeffrey to have the new association spread
out, and take in it the New Orleans line of
The new association will, it is thought, be
a very strong one, and Manager Jeffrey
wants its protecting influence extended to
the South, but the other Presidents refuse to
listen to any snch proposition. It isn't
thought that the Illinois Central, which has
always been conservatively managed, will
cause any trouble, and even though it con
cludes to remain out of the association the
other lines will undoubtedly carry out the
agreement as it now stands. It is expected
that the Presidents will make short work of
the question of territory to-morrow. Fol
lowing their adjournment a meeting of the
managers will be held next week when the
details of the new railroad association will
be further considered.
FAT MEN IN TROUBLE.
They Give a Dance at Which Their Landlord
Floys the Mischief.
Jersey Citt, January 25. The mem
bers of the Jersey City Fat Men's Club are
in a state of mind over an unexpected oc
currence which brought their annual ball to
an unexpected end last night The
ball was held in Cooper's Hall,
and the fat men, with their
wives, best girls and friends, were there in
large numbers. The club gave a ball in the
same place last year, and A; A. Newman,
the proprietor of the hall, realized snch ft
handsome profit then from the sale of liquor
and solid refreshments that he proposed this
year to let the club have the ballroom
rent free. The proposition was ac
cepted. Newman prepared suppers for 15Q,
but laid the tables in the barroom down
Stairs, and consequently the large majority
of the ladies refused to eat there, and their
escorts took them to restaurants in the neigh
borhood. This angered Newman, and when
the people who had gone out returned they
found tne doors securely bolted.
Finally Policeman Luyster, who weighs
320 pounds and is a member of the club,
opened the door from the inside and the
crowd flocked in. Just as the party was
about to resume dancing at 220 A. Jl., New
man tnrned ofi the gas in the ballroom and
left it in darkness. The festive party,
which was by that time in anything but a
festive mood, had no choice but to retire,
and many of them went to the clubhouse,
where dancing was resumed and continued
until nearly daylight
POLICE POISONED BI MILE.
Nine Persons In a New York Broadway
Haase Narrowly Escaped Death.
SPECIAL TELEORAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yobk, January 25. Nine persons
living at No. 29 Cottage Place, four of
whom were policemen, were poisoned to
day, probably, the physicians say, from
.Patrick O'Brien. A. B. Vantassell, Nor
man Sheldon and Martin Handy, of the
Fifth precinct squad, went to their boarding
house early yesterday morning for break
fast They boarded with Mrs. Elizabeth
C. Stewart, where there were five other per
son P. J. Monahan, Charles Monahan,
Mr. Lowe, Miss Beagan and
Miss McCabe. Two are shop girls.
The principal dishes at the morning meal
were fish and oatmeal. Of the latter the
boarders all partook, using plenty of milk.
Shortly afterward they were taken sick.
The nausea was not accompanied by any
pain or burning sensation, snch as usually
Police Surgeon Bobinson, who was called,
sent O'Brien to the Chambers Street Hos-
Eital in an ambulance, saying that another
our without medical attendance would
have killed him. At the hospital he was
reported last night to be ont of danger. All
the patients were doing well last night and
all, with the exception of O'Brien, will be
ablt to go to their usual work to-day.