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A COWARDLY PEINGE
Takes His Own Life Rather Than
- 'Face an Outraged Brother.
RUDOLF DIES BY HIS OWE HAHD.
Insanity Officially Stated to Have Been
TKOUBLOUS TIMES 'IN OLD IRELAND.
Politicians Fesr That a Crisis Is Bipidly Approach
in; in France.
The death of the Crown Prince Eudolf is
now officially attributed to suicide. The
reasons given are varied, but it is openly
stated that Rudolf was afraid to meet the
anger of a man he had wronged. Never
theless, all the European courts will wear
the garb of sorrow for several weeks on his
account Mr. O'Brjen still refuses to com
ply with prison rules and severe measures
Vienna, February L The mvstery sur
rounding the death of Crown Prince Rudolf
is taking a deeper hue. It has been official
ly announced that the Prince committed sui
cide by shooting himself in the head with a
revolver, the weapon, with one chamber
discharged, being found by the bedside.
The autopsy, which was performed by Prof.
"Wiederhoper, disclosed a large wound in
the side ot the head which must have caused
instant death, the pericranium being torn
and the skull bones partially shattered.
The position of the body and the finding of
the revolver close to the right hand of the
Prince proves conclusively that he com
The reasons given here for the suicide are
many and varied. Some hold that the deed
was committed in a paroxvsm of insanity;
others that the Prince was harassed by debts
of honor. Contiderable excitement is
caused here by the news of publication in the
Pall 3lall Gazette, to the effect that Crown
Prince "Rudolf committed suicide because it
was optional with him to take his own life
or to fight a duel with the
brother a of princess, who is a member
of one of the highest Anstrian
families, and whom he had ruined. "When
concealment was no longer possible, the
princess confessed her Ehame to her brother,
who gave Rudolf the alternative of commit
ting suicide or fighting a dnel. It is further
claimed that the doctors who were sum
moned refused to sign a certificate to the
effect that Rudolfs death was due to apo
plexy, and that a great scene ensued. One
ot the doctors told the Xcue Freie Press the
facts which that paper published.
TVBOTE TO HIS MOTHER.
The only letter left by the Crown Prince
was one to his mother, the contents of which
have not, and probably will not, be made
public. His will, which was made in 1886.
leaves .his entire property to his daughter,
subject to the Crown Princess' interest in all
the personalty, except Meyerling and the
Island of Lac'roma.
The official statement that the death of the
Prince was the result ot suicide is the out
come of yesterday's Cabinet meeting, at
which He'rr Yon Tisza expressed himself as
strongly in favor of btating the details
plainly. In this view the Emperor con
curred. It is fully confirmed that Rudolf,
in conversing with his intimate friends dur
ing the last few days, showed an utter wear
iness of life and betrayed great nervous ex
citement The Berlin Freisinnige Zeitung says it
doubts whether the latest official version of
the cause of Crown Prince Rudolph's death
tells the whole truth. In parliamentary
circles it is believed that much is still con
cealed. Hcrr-Ton Tisza, the Hungarian Prime
Minister, had an audience with Emperor
Francis Joseph to-day. Their meeting was
affecting. Herr "Von Tisza took the Empe
ror's hand and silently, but warmly pressed
it He was so deeply moved thathe could
hardiy express his sympathy. He urged
the Emperor to seek solitude sometime be
fore the funeral or immediately after it.
The Emperor rejected this advice, and re
marked that he would not leave the re
mains of his son.
THE TEUfCE's DEATH.
The Xeue Freie Presse has the following
account of the circumstances attending the
death of Crown Prince, which it says it re
ceived from an eye witness:
Crown Prince Rudolph and Count Hoyos
separated at midnight on Tuesday, Prince
Philip, of Cobonrg, having le!t the hunting
box in the evening. The Crown Prince was
up and dressed at 6:30 on Wednesday morn
ing, when he rung for his valet and ordered
h;s carriage, also instructing the servant to
have breakfast readv at 7:30 o'clock. The
valet asked whether he might send a groom
for the carriage, the stables being distant, so
that he might attend to the breakfast
Rudolph replied: "No, you must go the
Upon returning, the valet found the door
of the bedroom locked. Being unable to
obtain response he became alarmed and
summoned Count Hoyos and two other gen
tlemen, who burst in the door. Rudolph
lay in his shirt on the bed, his head low
near the ground, and bis lelt arm lifeless by
SUICIDE OR ASSASSINATION.
Seeing drops of blood on his lips the valet
exclaimed, "He has taken strychnine," de
claring that in all cases of strychnine poison
ing blood comes from the lips. All three
immediately withdrew from the room and
hurriedly consulted. Count Hoyos started
for Vienna. The two others decided to wait
in the next room for the arrival of the com
mission, but observing that the light burned
low and was in danger of setting nre to the
house, they re-entered the room. They then
saw a wound in the middle of the forehead
and blood streaming from the mouth and
the right hand holding a revolver.
When Count Hoyos told the Empress
that Rndolpb had taken poison, she said:
"I shall not tell the Emperor that," and as
a matter of fact the Emperor did not learn
until late Wednesday night that Rudolph
had committed suicide.
The Paris Sotr insists that Crown Prince
Rudolph was assassinated. It comments on
the mysterious and premature disappear
ance of Skobeloff, Katkoff, Chanzy. Gam
betta, Emperor Frederick and Crown Prince
Rudolph, all adversaries ot Prince Bis
marck, who seems to have destiny at his
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY.
In the lower house of the Austrian Par
liament to-day President Smolka, reierring
to the death of the Crown Prince, declared
that the sentiment of union between the
Imperial family and the people was in
dissoluble, and "tbfct the present stroke of
uesuny is a lresn spur to induce us to de
vote all our strength to tbe Emperor and
the Empire. The members stood during
the speech, which was received with ap
plause. In the upper house the President asked
for authority to convey to the Emperor and
Empress and Crown Princess an expression
of heartfelt sorrow. The members silently
rising signified their approval.
Prince Henry, of Prussia, the brother of
Emperor William, will attend the funeral.
By request of Emperor Francis Joseph, tbe
Kj"ser himself will not be present.
The English court will go into mourning
for two weeks. All the Russian court fes
tivals have been abandoned in consequence
of the death of the Crown Prince of Austria.
The Grand Dukes and members of tbe df.
plomatic corps called at the Austrian em
D1"T and tendered their condolences.
The Journal de St. Petersboura deplores
the cruel loss that Russia, whose imperial
house is united to that of Austria brper
aonal ties of friendship, has sustained
through the death of Crown Prince Ru
dolf. THEY ABE ALL SORRY.
The Abend Post says that Emperor
Francis Joseph has received telegrams of
sympathy from .the Pope, Emperor William,
the Queen of England, the Queen Regent of
Spain, Ihe Kings of Saxony, Servia, Ron
mania and Greece and the Presidents of the
United States, France and Switzerland.
Messages of condolence have also been re
ceived from Prince Bismarck, .Lord Salis
bury, M. De Gicrs and Signor Crispi.
The Emperor replied to the Prince of
Wales and others, who expressed a desire to
attend the funeral, that only the members
of the family would be present .
In the German Bundesrath to-day, Min
ister von Boetticher, referring to the death
of the Austrian Crown Prince, said that the
intimate relations between Germany and
Austria and the numerous bonds that con
nected German princely families and the
house of Hapsburg secured to the Austriau
Emperor, his family and his people the
deepest sympathy of the princes and people
The consternation of the "Viennese has
trebled since the heartrending truth became
known. The most extraordinary rumors
are afloat, it even being reported that the
Emperor is dying. The students of the
university have resolved to wear mourning
for six weeks.
Expressed en tho Result of the Sonlnncer
Episode In France.
Pabis, February 1. The majority in the
division on the vote expressing confidence
in the Government yesterday was composed
of Republicans altogether. The minority
included 1G9 members of the Right, 11 Bou
langerists and 53 Republicans.
The Radical journals congratulate the
members of that party that a crisis has been
avoided. Tbey claim that the ministerial
question was solved by the vote. The Op
portunist organs declare that the Govern
ment has been merely respited for a few
davs. The Boulangist papers consider
the Government is lost
The Liberie announces that the ministry
will be reconstructed at an early date.
The Temps has no faith in the efficacy of
the restrictive measures proposed " by
Premier Floquet. It says:
What is really of moment is a change of
policv. The Chamber in voting in support of
tbe Government In no wise approred the Gov
ernment's policv. It merelv wished to declare
that it did not bold M. Floquet responsible for
tbe result of tbe Paris election, and that it re
lied upon his clear-sightedness to effect a policy
which would win back his electoral clientele.
The scrutin d'arrondissement bill was
tabled in the Chamber of Deputies to-day.
The bill contains" a temporary provision
prohibiting tbe holding of elections until
the end of the term of the present Parlia
ment O'BRIEN MUST EAT AND DRESS.
Tho Governor of Clonmel Prison Tbrcntena
to Resort to Severe measures.
Dublin, February 1. William O'Brien
slept upon a plank bed. without clothing,
in his cell at Clonmel last night This
morning he was more composed, and ap
peared to have recovered from the effects of
his struggle with the warders yesterday.
The Governor of the Clonmel prison has in
formed Mr. O'Brien that he will compel
him to don the prison uniform, and that if
he refuses food it will be administered arti
ficially. "Very ugly threats have been heard from
the more violent portion of the Nationalists,
to whom O'Brien is a hero, and if the au
thorities continue in their harsh treatment
of their prisoner some violence is sure to be
done. The leaders will not be able to hold
back the men who are burning with anger
at the Government The shutters are up on
most of the shops in Clonmel. the shopkeep
ers fearing that trouble may result from Mr.
O'Brien's harsh treatment
Mr. John Dillon has postponed his Aus
tralian tour. He fears that Mr. O'Brien
may succumb to the hardships of prison
life, and, in the event of his death, desires
to assume his Trork in Ireland.
THET LOST THEIR TEMPERS.
The Counsel Brlore the Pxrnelt Commission
Do Utile bnt qnYrel.
fBT CABLE TO TUX DlSrATCIt.J
London, February X Copyright
The Times put forward a lot of -evidence,
chiefly letters and other documents, to-day
designed to prove some connection between
the Land League leaders, Frank Byrne, and
the Fenians Walsh and JTobin, of Bradford.
Mr. Russell protested warmly against ad
mitting such shadowy evidence. President
Hannen insisted with equal warmth that it
was fairly relevant, and alter a lively battle
of words, in which all the disputants lost
their tempers, the point was decided in
favor of the Times.
From an outsider's point of view the
thing was scarcely worth arguing about.
Many of the letters were undated and a few
were unsigned. Some of them dated as far
back as 1875, and the whole, if accepted as
genuine. will not materially help the Times'
case After this several hours were occupied
by witnesses who were called for the sole
and mysterious purposeof proving the large
circulation in Ireland of the Irish Wofld
More Trouble for Ireland.
Dublin, February L Mr. Sheedy, Mem
ber of Parliament for Galway, has been sen
tenced to four months imprisonment with
out hard labor for making speeches at Bally
neely. There was a renewal of the riotincr and
throwing of stones at Tipperary to-day
aiiue unmans ana 10 policemen were in
jured. Will Retain the Passport System.
Berlin, February L Herr Von Putt
kammer, Under Secretary of the Depart
ment of Justice of Alsace-Lorraine, told the
committee of that province that it was
necessary to retain the passport regulations,
as plotters against the country were still
active. He said that the financial condi
tion of the province was exceptionally good.
Peijnrer Mnllor Arrested.
London, February 1. Patrick Malloy,
one of the witnesses who testified for the
Times before the Parnell Commission, has
been arrested at Liverpool on a charge of
perjury. He was brought to London and
arraigned in the Bow Street Police Court,
where he was remanded.
Duytllteb's cotton factory, at Tourcolng,
France, was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss.
The German Government has selected a new
rifle for the army. It is believed to be of an
The German Bundesrath yesterday adopted
the East Africa bill in the form In which it was
passca or tne ueicnstag.
The condition of tbe King of Holland is
so much improved that hereafter bulletins will
be issued but once a v cek.
Three thousand seaman and firemen are
on strike at Glasgow. Only two steamers
sailed yesterday, and thev were manned hv nt.
THE LILT TO DON TIGHTS.
Sirs. Idingtry'a Latest Means of Advertising
Agnlnst Mrs. James Brown-Potter.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATC1I.1
New York, February 1. Mrs. Langtry's
substitute of "As You Like It" for "Mac
beth" to-morrow night, is made interesting
by the announcement that she will wear
tights in her male disguise as Rosalind.
They will be worn with high boots, how
ever. Mrs. Langtry will appear as Rosalind on
Saturday nights during her present engage
ment as a relief from the physical strain of
impersonating Lady Macbeth.
ACROSS KOREA. SMS JCTSSS
In the Hermit Kingdom, is the topic of Rtnry
Woman's bright article in to-morrow's Dispatch.
To Pnll Their Roasted Chestnuts Out
of the Legislative Fire.
BROOKS "WILL BE MORE CAREFUL
Hereafter in Acceding to the Requests of
IMPORTAXT CORPORATION TAX SUITS.
Convicted tabor to Be Prevented From Contpetlnr:
With Honest Labor.
Mr. Brooks, of Philadelphia, was put
into a hole yesterday by objecting to a
speedy consideration of the Allegheny
municipal bill at the request of a delega
tion of Allegheny citizens. He was in
formed by the Allegheny members that im
mediate action was necessary, and that, it
was demanded by their constituents; where
upon he withdrew his objections. Bills of
interest to heat and light companies, and to
mechanics were introduced. It is claimed
that a Chicago meat firm lobbied to kill the
IPnOlt A STAFF CORRESPOXDEXT.
Harrisbukg, February 1. Mr. B rooks,
of high-license fame, was tripped into a hole
to-day in trying to do a service for friends
in the Allegheny delegation, and was only
able to extricate himself from it by severely
reflecting on themrs Later Mr. BrooJcs was
asked for the names of the Allegheny peo
ple, but declined to give them.
"It's really only a private matter be
tween the gentlemen and myself," he said.
"You understand there are political in
fluences in a man's district he doesn't al
ways care to oppose openly, and "he gets a
friend to do U. That's all there is to it."
Mr. Robertson, of Allegheny, who was
very much interested, also declined to say
anything about the gentlemen Mr, Brooks
had been trying to oblige.
It was when the Allegheny municipal bill
and the general classification hill were
brought before the House by Mr. Jitobinson,
who asked a special order for them for sec
ond reading on Tuesday at 12:30 P. M., and
lor third reading on Wednesday at the same
hour, that Mr. Brooks objecced'and demand
ed a division on the question.
HE "WANTED TO KNOW.
Mr. Robertson wanted toknow Mr. Brooks'
reason for this, and was quickly informed
that when, on Friday last, a special' order
was asked for the Allegheny charter bill, he
did not object because of any desire to re
tard legislation for Allegheny", b at because
of the character of the measures, which, in
its first section, delegated the power of ihe
Legislature to each city. Hi s reason for
objecting to the present request was that the
amended hills were not printed and placed
before him. and he, therefore, had no
knowledge of the character of the legisla
tion now proposed.
Mr. Robertson expressed himself warmly,
asserting that the Allegheny delegation was
a unit on the matter, and h e considered
that in legislation affecting their section
alone, they should be conceded the right to
dictate its character.
Mr. Brooks re-stated his grmeral objec
tion, and asserted that people of standing
and reputation in Allegheny county, op
posed the hasty consideration of the incor
poration bill, and desired that those at home
be civen a chance to be heard.
Mr. Robertson again asserted that the rep
resentatives of Allegheny were agreed on
the measure, and were acting in good faith.
The City Councils and a comimittee of citi
zens asked for this necessary measure.
There might, he said, be some .disgruntled
people in Allegheny who objected to it, and
he referred slightingly to the names at
tached to a circular received here this morn
ing objecting to Allegheny going into the
second class, on the ground, said the circu
lar, that it was only a scheme to create ex
pensive offices to be filled by politiciaus. If
there were any solid and reasonable objec
tions to the 'bill, he would like to know
IMMEDIATE ACTION NECESSARY.
Mr. Brooks restated his objection to ad
vancing an unknown measure on the cal
endar. Representative George Shlras stated that
the whole Allegheny delegation favored
this measure. "There is," he declared, "a
necessity for immediate action. The bill
will be printed and on the desk of every
member on Monday evening, when the
Philadelphia gentleman vrill have an op
portunity to search for defects to reveal to
the House on Tuesday. It is particularly
necessary to expedite the general classifica
tion bill", as otherwise Allegheny would be
forced against her wishes to accept the bill
for the government of third-class cities,
which she had no hand iu framing."
Mr. Kratz. of Montgomery, supported Mr.
Brooks and commented severely on the
manner in which third-class legislation had
been driven through by whip and spur.
Mr. Stewart and Mr. Fow, of Philadelphia,
supported the Allegheny men. While the
talk was in progress, M:-. Andrews, the Re
publican State Chairman, showed Mr.
Brooks a telegram, and that gentleman
finally withdrew his objections, stating that
he did so in view of the assertion that the
Allegheny delegation ivas unanimous. He
said he would oe careful, though, how he
would listen to the Allegheny delegation in
the future. The bills v,-cre th'en made a spe
cial order, as requested.
WILL BE LAW
If None of Them Strike a Snag on Thnlr
Way Through tho I.epislntnre.
t SPECIAL TELEOHAM TO TBE DISPATCn.1
Harbisburg, February 1. Bills were
introduced in the House as follows:
To repeal the oleomargarine law.
Slaking an appropriation of f3,oO0 to the
Homo for Colored Children.
To provide for tbe killing of vicious dogs.
To authorize boroughs and town councils to
levy and collect a tax for water, lights and fire
For the protection of fish in tbe fresh waters
or the mate.
To prevent tho killing of squirrels from Jan
uary 1 to October 15.
To mike taxes on real estate a first lien.
Appropriating $220,000 to tho Norristown
Hospital for additional buildings for tbe ac
commodation of insane.
To provide more safe and efficient means of
exit from theaters and other places of amuse
ment. To prohibit deception in the manufacture
and sale of oiL
To be Prevented From Competing With the
Industry of Honrst Men.
tFBOM A STAFF COBBESrOXDEKT.
Harrisbukg, February 1. In the
House to-day Mr. Brooks introduced a bill
which provides that not more than S per
cent of the convicts in a penal or reformatory
institution shall be employed in any one
trade, and none at any trade at which less
than 500 are employed in tbe State outside
the institution. No motive power ma
chinery shall be used for manufacturing.
The bill shall not be construed to pro
hibit employment of convicts ou State or
To Look After the Orphans Schools.
ISrZCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.J
Harbisburg, February 1. At the ses
sion of the House to-day Speaker Boyer an
nounced the appointment of Messrs. Stew
art, of Philadelphia; Billingsley, of 'Wash
ington; Evans, of Chester; Bean, of Mont
gomery, and Skinner, of Fulton, as the
committee to inquire into the management
of, the Soldiers Orphan Schools, in accord
ant wlf h n ienlnfinn fit MV V.ffm.
of Lancaster. -
Involving" the Payment to tbe State of
6300,000 Delinquent Taxes.
ISTECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.'l
Harbisburg, February 1. The Dau
phin County Court wilLtry a number of im
portant Commonwealth cases next week, in
volving about $500,000. The Penn Mutual
Insurance Company, of Philadelphia, is
charged with a tax on net earnings or in
come of about ?300,000, running from 1873,
when it stopped paying to tbe State. The
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Rail
road Company, Lehigh Valley Railroad
Company and tbe Pennsylvania and New
York Canal and Railroad Company are al
leged to be delinquent in the payment of
tax on their gross receipts.
The Pullman Palace Car Company, Scran
ton Illuminating, Heat and Power Compa
ny, the Northern Electric Light and Power
company, ana tne unitea states jMecmo
Lighting Company, of, Philadelphia, it is
claimed, are back in their tax on capital
stock. Several companies will be tried for
violation of the insurance laws.
AFRAID OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS.
Legislators KIM tho Granger BUI In Com
mittee to Prevent Golnc on Record.
FROM A STAFF COBRESroVDINT.J
Harbisburg, February 1. Representa
tive Taggart, the heavy-weight member
from Montgomery, says the members of the
House, who have presented petitions in
favor of the grange bill, have been ap
proached quietly by renrese ntativesof Swift
& Co., of Chicago, and that at least one
letter of a very incriminating character can
soon be produced.
A remarkable change of sentiment in the
committee is also pointed out by the gen
tleman, who says orders came from Chicago
to kill the bill at nil hazards in that place
rather than have it come before the House,
where members with granger constituencies
would be compelled to go on record. Mr.
Taggart says he will block that part of the
scheme by his attempt to have the bill
placed on the calendar, which will require
a call of the roll.
GREAT PRIVILEGES GRANTED
To Beat and Light Compnnlrs, Provided
They Supply a Goad Commodity.
tFIlOM A STAFF COUUESrOSPEST.
Harrisbukg, February 1. A bill intro
duced in the House to-day provides that
any company incorporated as a gas com
pany, or to supplyjlight, heat and power By
electricity or other means, shall have the
right to enter any public street, lane, alley
or highway, subject to the regplations of the
Exclusive rights in the district covered by
the charter are given until the company
shall have earned and divided 8 per centnm
on its capital stock for eight years, provided
the commodity it supplies be what it
Get Another Cnnnee.
tErECIAI. TELXCItAM TO THE DISFATCn.l
Harrisbukg, February 1. The act re
ported negatively relating to tbe employ
ment or unnaturalized foreign labor was
recommitted to the Judiciary Committee,
and the border raid bill, favorably reported
a few days ago, was also recommitted.
AN EDITOR'S LIFE 1,000 TEARS HENCE.
A Vocal Newspaper Travel Across the
Atlantic The Telephote.
Jules Verne In the Forum.
This morning Mr. Fritz Napoleon Smith,
editor of the Earth Chronicle, awoke in
very bad humor. His wife having left for
France eight days ago, he was feeling dis
consolate. In all the ten years since their
marriage, this is the first time that
Mrs. Edith Smith, the professional
beauty, has been so long absent
from home; two or -three 'days usually
suffice for her frequent trips to
Europe. The firstfthing that "Mr. Smith
does is to connect his phonotelephote, the
wires of which communicate with hi; Paris
mansion. The rtelephotel Here is another
of the great triumphs of science in our time.
The transmission of speech is an old story;
the transmission images by means of sen
sitive mirrors connected by wires is a thing
but of vesterday. By its aid Smith
was able distinctly to see his
wife notwithstanding the distance
that' separated Lira from her.
Mrs. Smith, weary after the ball or the visit
to the theater the preceding night, is still
abed, though it is near noontide at Paris.
She is asleep, her bead snnk in the lace-covered
pillows. And now, at the call of im
Eerative duty, light-hearted he springs from
is bed and enters his mechanical dresser.
Two minutes later the machine deposited
him, all dressed, at the tbreshhold of his
office. The round of journalistic work
was now begun. First he enters the hall of
novel writers. Iu one corner is a telephone,
through which 100 Earth Chronicle litera
teurs in turn recount to the public in daily
installments 100 novels. Addressing
one of these authors who was waiting his
Mr. Smith continues his round and enters
the reporters hall. Here 1,500 reporters, in
their respective places, facing an equal
number of telephones, are communicating
to the subscribers the news of the world as
gathered during the night. Besides his
telephone, each reporter, as the reader is
an arc, has in front of him a set of commuta
tors, which enable him to communicate
with any desired telephonic line. Thus
the subscribers not only hear the
news but see the occurrences. "When
an incident is described that is al
ready past, photographs of its main features
are transmitted with tbe narrative. And
there is no confusion withal. The report
ers' items, just like the different stories and
all the other component"parts of the iournal.
are classified automatically according to an
ingenious system, and reach the hearer in
due succession. Furthermore, the hearers
are free to listen only to what specially con
cerns them. They may at pleasure give at
tention to one editor and refuse it to an
other. A RCCKT MUU.NTAIN WRECK.
Two Men Instnntly Killed bv an Accident
on the Cnnadlao Pacific
Minneapolis, February 1. The news
of a fatal accident on the Canadian Pacific
Tuesday has reached this "city. The details
are meagre, but it appears that a freight
train was descending tbe steep grade which
runs down from the summit of the Rocky
Mountains on the wesiside into Beaver val
ley, when an axle on tho locomotive tender
broke, causing the engine and six cars to
jump the track and precipitating them some
distance down the side of the monntain.
The engine and cars were badly smashed
and Fireman C. Fiddleer and Bra'keman J.
C. Phelan were instantly killed. The en
gineer escaped uninjured.
A PRACTICAL SAMARITAN.
lie Carried Spirituous Instead of Spiritual
Refreshments for tho Wounded.
"Washington, February 1. During the
night session of the House, in advocating a
bill increasing the pension of Lou Cobright
McFalls, Mr. Kelson, of Minnesota,
amused the House with a eulogy of the
TJniversalist Chaplain of the Fourth "Wis
consin Regiment, of which he (Nelson) had
beeu an honored member.
This Chaplain, instead of carrying a
Bible around with him, carried a canteen
of whisky, and when a poor fellow fell
sich and weary by the -wayside he revived
bim with a drink instead of a missionary
0 a powerful rotxance by 8. Baring-Gould,
th publication of which brains tn MnvnivH
Dispatch. Read the opening chapters in I
And Over One Hundred Thousand
Dollars is Decidedly Minns.
TKTING TO BEAT MOORE'S RECORD.
This Indiana Man Did Not Get Away With
Quite Bo Much Boodle,
BUT HIS STEALS LEAD ALL FOR CHEEK.
The Legislature Thinks It About Time to Call Some
Kind of a Halt.
Another Indianapolis man, and this time
a countv official, trill hereafter reside in
Canada. His shortage may reach 5150,000
or more. He even robbed his wife and a
hotel steward. One of his chums was just
released from the penitentiary yesterday.
The Indiana Legislature wants a new extra
Indianapolis, February 1. There is no
longer any doubt but that County Clerk
John E. Sullivan, and Thomas H. O'Neil,
the ch'ef clerk at his poultry warehouse,
nave both fled tbe city and are now fugi
tives from justice, and probably in Canada.
'When tbe startling news first circulated
through the city this morning people were
disposed to regard it'as a canard, but later
developments prove that Sullivan and
O'Neil have gone to join defaulter Moore.
Philip M. Gahen, the trustee to whom
Sullivan assigned, says that examination
of the goods in Sullivan's warehouse reveals
the fact that receipts were given for goods
not iu the warehouse. The receipts were
written by O'Neil and authorized by Sulli
van. Finding that exposure was inevitable,'
as his creditors who held these fraudulent
receipts were close on his track, Sullivan
quietly left the city some time lat night.
He was last seen at 7 o'clock. O'Neil, it is
thought, preceded him several hours.
A CLEAR CA8E.
Sullivan's wife says John has gone to
New York to raise monevto tide him over.
Land pay his debts, but the statement finds
no credence, asbulliran s mends admit he
iias coming upon wuicn ne coma raise a
dollar in New York. His defalcations rue
anywhere from ?50,000 to $150,000. He
made a clean sweep ot the money in the
county clerk's office, and did not leave
enough funds to pay the salaries due his
deputies. There is due Sullivan about
S15.000 in fees, but his, creditors expect to
find that he has assigned his claims for a
consideration to some one.
Heraised money on everything he could
lay his hands on and the presumption is
that he carried a good round sum away with
him. His embezzlements aside from his
legitimate debts now reach about $45,000.
As a sample of his methods it has been dis
covered that a few days ago his wife gave a
mortgage on some property she owned in
the city, and raised $4,000 through James
Renihan, one of Sullivan's bondsmen, the
understanding being with Renihan that
Sullivan was to use the money to meet any
run on the Clerk's office which might follow
his failure in the poultry business.
his cheekiest steal.
Renihan placed the money to Sullivan's
credit for this explicit purpose, but instead
of applying it to debts owing at the clerk's
office, Sullivan checked out the entire
amount, and presumably pocketed it, thus
practically robbing his own wife. Before
leaving the city Sullivan placed his resigna
tion as County Clerk in the hands of Thomas
Taggart, Chairman of the Democratic
The County Commissioners have called a
meeting for to-morrow morning, and will
appoint a successor to Sullivan. The
heaviest individual sufferer by Sullivan's
defalcation is County Treasurer Loflin, who
holds Sullivan's forged warehouse receipts
for $9;000. Besides this amount he holds
Sullivan s secured obligations for $15,000,
and there is serious doubt as to whether the
mortgage securities will prove worth any
thing, as irregularities are cropping out.
Another victim is Frank Cnron, who
loaned Sullivan $6,000 on his Maplewood
farm, and took what he supposed was a first
mortgage, bnt now finds that a prior mort
gage had been given two weeks previous
ROBBED A HOTEL STEWARD.
Another fragrant case came to light to
night. Charles Millersqn, steward at the
Spencer House, loaned Sullivan $2,500, and
took worthless receipts. The investment
represents eight years' savings, and Miller
son is prostrated over his loss.
Sullivan was on many bonds, civil and
criminal, in the State and Federal courts.
Coincident with Sullivan's flight is the
home-coming of his friend, "William F.
Bernhamer, the attorney who was indicted
with Sullivan two years ago in the tally
sheet forgeries, and who finished his term
in the Michigan penitentiary this morning,
arriving in the city at 5 o'clock, in charge
of a United States d'eputy marshal. Bern
hamer was also fined $1,000 by the Court,
but the fine was remitted under the "pauper
Bernhamer was taken immediately before
a United States Commissioner on his ar
rival and made the proper affidavits proving
he was a pauper, and shortly 'afterward was
a free man. His partner. Councilman
Simeon Coy, has several months yet to serve.
Bernhamer's return caused a little censa-
tioa as he was dressed in a fine suit of
black and carried a gold-headed cane. He
refused to be interviewed about Sullivan.
The Indiana Legislature to-day passed a
resolution asking Congress to arrange for a
new extradition treaty, to provide for the
speedy return of embezzlers from Canada.
OTHERS ARE IMPLICATED.
Latest Advices Conccrnlnc the Bis; Steal of
Indianapolis, February 2. There are
rumors afloat at this hour that other per
sons, some ot them of cousiderable promi
nence, are deeply implicated in John E.
Sullivan's embezzlements. No names are
permissible at this writing, hut it is thought
that a sensation awaits the public.
It is said there is just one man in town
who must go to Canada right away, and
when be goes Indianapolis will be compara
tively free of ber thieves. That is, of her
big thieves. The little ones don't have a
chance to get away.
A CHANGE OP PROGRAMME.
An Adherent of Dr. MeGljnn Not Allowed
to Celebrate Mass.
New Toek, February 1. The tickets
sent out iorthe consecration of St. Bridget's
Church on Sunday declared that the solemn,
pontifical mass would be celebrated by the
Rev. John Moore, D. D., of St. Au
gustine, but tbe name of Dr
Moore had been crossed out, and in its
place was that of Rev. Dr. John Conroy,
Bishop of Curium. -Some time ago Father
McSweeny invited Bishop John Moore,
of St. Augustine, Fla., a warm friend
and advocate of Dr. McGlynn, to celebrate
the mass on the occasion of the consecra
tion. Bishop Moore accepted Father
McSweeny also invited Mr. Prestou to
preach Ihe sermon, and Mr. Preston ac
cepted the invitation.
Father McSweeney, it is said, did not in
form Mgr. Prestou that Bishop Moore was
to siug the mass, and when this became
known to Mgr. Preston he is said to hae
communicated with Archbishop Corrigan,
who notified Dr. McSweeny that Bishop
Moore could not be permitted to be
celebrant of the mass. Father McSweeny,
it is said, informed Bishop Moore of the
action of the Archbishop orNew York, and
invited Bishop John Conroy, a former
Bishop of Albanv and now withont a
I charge, to celebrate the mass.
- PRESENCE OF MIKD,
A Most Demarlcable Example of Common
Sense Under Trying Circumstances.
Coolness and self control at critical mo
ments are supposed to be British attributes
par excellence. Your Frenchman or your
German may occasionally make tome show
of one or the other, but Great Britain takes
credit to herself for aim ost a monopoly. It
is most satisiactory.therefore, to come across
evidence that John Ball's sang froid has
not deteriorated. A certain impulsiveness
has sometimes seemed to dominate him dur
ing recent years, accompanied by a tenden
cy to shriek hysterically. These are pass
ing fits, however; at bottom, he remains the
same stolid, cool-headed fellow as ever..
"We doubt whether any previous age could
match an instance of presence of mind,
which occurred at Dudley the other even
A very young couple were taking a stroll
along the canal, discoursing tenderly about
love. Unhappily, they quarreled about
some trifle, and the youth, throwing off his
coat and hat, exclaimed: "That will Demy
bed to-night," and plunged into the water.
Here we note presence of mind in first
getting hid of the hat and coat; even in the
stress of mental anguish, the desperate
youngster reflected, no doubt, that he could
not drown comfortably in his ordinary
walking dress. The young lady's conduct
was equally admirable. Instead of falling
down in a taint, or plnnging into the canal,
she quietly picked up the hat and coat lest
they should fall into dishonest hands, and
then made her way to the nearest police sta
tion. But, it was the youth, all who gave
the most remarkable example of common
sense under trying circumstances. Finding
the water unpleasantly cold he swam across
to the other side, ran home, .threw off his
wet things and jdmped into bed. where he
was found by his beloved. Such a suitable
couple should certainly mate.
AMERICA AND CANADA.
Their Relations Warmly Discussed In the
Parliament at Ottawa.
Ottawa, February 1. In the Canadian
Parliament to-day R. S. "White, member for
Cardwell, made a strong plea for national
unity, and contended that Canada was com
pelled to revert to the treaty of 1818 in
view of the unwillingness displayed
by the United States Senate to ratify
the treaty negotiated at "Washington last
year. He pointed out thatCanadian transit
trade across United States territory had
fallen off from $88,000,000 to $66,000,000 in
ten years, indicating that trade was seeking
its natural channels through the St. Law
Hon. Wilfred Laurier, leader of the
Opposition, replied very warmly. He de
plored the action of the Government iu re
verting to what he called "the antiquated
treaty of 1818," and said this policy at
least should have been delayed until the in
comingRepublican administration displayed
unwillingness to enter into negotiation
for the settlement of dispute. The treat
ment accorded American fishermen in re
fusing to permit them to put into Canadian
ports and relusing to sell them supplies was
a menace to a friendly nation. England, if
embroiled in Europe, would be strengthened
by the moral support of the United States,
provided Canada evinced a spirit of friend
liness to the American people.
Mr. Laurier regretted that Canada sought
to develop her trade at the antipodes with
out knocking at the door of her nearest
MEAT IN THE LEGISLATURE.
The Dressed Beef Question Is
Puzzling the Ohio Sotons.
tSPECIAL TELEOBAK TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Columbus, O., February 1. Governor
Foraker submitted to the Legislature to
day a communication received from Gov
ernor Humphrey, of Kansas, in which at
tention was called to an enclosed resolution
by the Kansas Legislature and prompt
action suggested. The resolution recited
that great distrust existed among the cattle
Owners of Kansas in regard to an alleged
beef trnst or combine, and-'intimated that
there was foundation for the unrest, as the
markets are "centralized in Kansas City and
Chicago." In accordance with the reso
lution tbe Kansas Legislature had ap
pointed a committee of three Senators and
five members who are ready to meet similar
committee of other States interested in a
conference to beheld at an early date. The
matter was referred to the Finance Com
mittee with privilege to report at any time.
Au effort was made to revive the Geyser
beef inspection bill to-day, bnt it failed,
and there is now talk of starting a new Mil.
Several members wanted a reconsideration
so they conld vote for the measure.
PROTECTION IN TEXAS.
Ther Have Jast Heard About tbe Fatnons
Mills Tariff Bill.
San Antonio, February 1. The stock
men of "Western Texas have formed them
selves into an association with headquar
ters in this city, for the purpose of sending
representatives to "Washington to protest
against the passage of the Mills tariff bill,
so far as it affects the general stock inter
ests of the "West,
A memorial was prepared this evening to
Congress praying that an act be passed pro
viding for either such specific or advalorem
duty, properly graduated, on the different
classes of live stock, hides, pelts, etc, im
ported into this country as shall justly pro
tect our domestic products against undue
foreign competition, the imposts in no case
to be less tbun 30 per cent of the appraised
A NEW MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.
The Old Structure to be Replaced by a Mam
moth Million-Dollar One.
ISrECIAL TELEOltAU TO THE DISPATCTt.l
New York, February 1. The stockhold
ers of tho Madison Square Garden property
to-day determined on demolishing the pres
ent structure, beginning on Mayl, and upon
tbe site will be erected an amusement hall,
a block in dimensions. iV large amphithea
ter will occupy the ground floor, and on the
second floor, at the Madison avenue corner,
space will be reserved for a mammoth con
cert hall. The remainder of the building
will be fitted, up for meeting rooms and of
fices. Tbe new building, it is expected, will be
ready for occupancy before the 1st of next
January. It will cost nearly $1,000,000.
HE SETTLED THE SUIT.
One Country School Teacher Murders An
other Because of an Old Fead.
Pomeroy, O., February 1. James H.
Radcliffe, of "Vinton county, brought into
court yesterday a suit to settle an old feud
with his brother-in-law, LewisD. Cottrell,
of this county. To-day Radcliffe 's lawyer
abandoned the case and it was thrown out of
court. Radcliffe this alternoon went to
Cnttrell's hotel, began a quarrel with him,
whipped out a revolver and shot Cottrell in
the neck, the back, the wrist and in the side.
Cottrell is dying. Radcliffe surrendered
to the authorities. Both men were 27 years
old, and for a long time have been teachers
in country schools.
MOORE IN MONTREAL.
A Private Detective Says He Can Get Him
Montreal, February 1. Moore, tbe
absconding Indianapolis agent of the Con
necticut Mutual Life Insurance Company,
is being looked for by Detective Kcllert.
After a thorough search of the hotels
Kellert came to the conclusion that Moore,
finding the carnival to be so close at hand,
and dreading to meet those who would
know him, determined to "lie low" in a
private boarding house till all danger was
dver. Kellert said to-day:
I can locate bim all right if the parties who
want him will only bang on and not give up the
cbase. Be can't get out of Montreal without
my getting him.
NO WAR NOW.
Continued from First Page.
ways been provided with an officer of that
character, and no special significance can.
be attached to a mere chance in personneL
Most of the foreign legations are provided
"with military attaches, and the United
States has naval attaches at its legations in
London, Berlin and Paris.
FfiTE STILL STAND3 OUT.
He Refuses to BelleveTbat Germany Doen'fc
Wont the Sumonn Islands.
"Washington, February 1. Senator
Frye.of Maine, said to an Associated PrfeM
reporter this evening that to-day's develop
ments in the Samoan matter had not, in. his
opinion,' changed the situation in any im
portant particular. Germany, he said, may
have abandoned temporarily their, rash
methods, but they have not in the least
changed their purpose, but on the contrary,
they will go straight forward to the comple
tion of that purpose, unless some action is
taken by this Government to prevent it.
The Germans, said tbe Senator, made up
their minds long ago to take poaeession of
the Samoan Islands, and they will not
change their policy in this respect as long
as the United States Government offers no
If Congress should instruct the Presi
dent to make a demand upon Germany for
a restoration of the status quo, that demand,
he said, would undoubtedly be complied
with. She cannot afford to ignore it, for if
commercial intercourse between the two
countries should be interrupted, Germany
would lose more in a week than the posses
sion of Samoa could repay in a thousand
SO FAR SO GOOD.
The Present Poller of the United States Has
Only to be Followed Up.
"Washington, February 1. The Post
to-morrow will say of the Samoan corre
spondence: So far so good. The action of Mr. Bayard in
the matter is thoroughly commendable. It
will meet tbe approval of Congress and tba
country. The response of Prince Bismarck
is also satisfactory, so far as It relates
to the exemption of American interest
from interference, the immunity of
American citizens from tbe operations of
martial law, and the recognition by Germany ol
its former pledges. But there must be no re
lenting on the part of the administration or
Conpress,with regard to previous outrages, for
wbich as yet Germany bas rendered no account.
It may be that Bismarck will accompany bis
forthcoming communication to tbe faute De
partment with explanations and retrac
tions satisfactorily covering the case;
but there should be no surrender of a single
point on the part of tbe United States nor a
moment's rest under wbat appears to be a
grave affront. We already see in the conces
sions of Bismarck wbat a proper spirit self
assertion and aggreslveness has secured. Let
our policy in tbe controversy be conducted on
tbe same high plane of dignity and courage,
and our flag will have gained a hundredfold in
the respect and admiration of all nations.
Ther Will Have Their Way In Samoa, Bat
Berlin, February 1. The Cologne Ga
Germany must restore her authority ia
Samoa, which was grievously shaken by the
events of December, and must make an exam
ple of the misdoers. This military side of the
procedure is determined upon and is unalter
able. It can only occasion complications with
America if her Contrrc desires to stay tbe
band of Germany and officially support Mataa
fas' band. On the other hand tbe diplomatic
side of the question does not bear a complexion
of warfare. In the nineteenth century no bat
tle will be fought over Samoa. Germany's pro
posals for a settlement of the difficulty, now on
their way to "Washington, will convlnce'Ameri
cans of Germany's endeavor to deal justly with
all duly established interests.
SEWELL GETS HIMSELF DISLIKED.
The Consul General at Samoa Liable to be
Kequested to Resign.
"Washington, February 1. Mr. Sewell,
the United States Consul General at Samoa,.
called at the State Department to-day. He
wasunable to see Secretary Bayard, but had
a brief conference with Assistant Secretary
Rives. The latter was asked if Mr.
Sewell was to be sent back to Samoa, but ha
positively refused to answer the question or
say anything whatever in regard to Samoan
It is rumored to-night that the Depart
ment is very much dissatisfied with the
recent public utterances of Mr. Sewell in
regard to the Samoan difficulty, and will
show its displeasure by requesting hia
NEITHER GERJIANT NOR BIS1IARCK
To Blame for tho Tronblr. but the German
Traders at Samoa.
New York, February 2. The Herali
this morning has this editorial reference!
Senator Frye appears tohave been rightwben
be said in the Senate on Thursday: "it is not
Germany, it is not Bismarck, it is nothing but
a German trading firm which bas absolute and
supreme power in Samoa to-day. Tbe Ger
man consul takes his orders from this cotnpanr
and instructs tbe German naval commander
accordingly." Tbe notice of the Government
to our own. wbich became public yesterday aft
ernoon, shows apparently that the German
Chancellor does not mean to let tbe German,
Trading Company go too far.
THE LATEST FROM SAMOA.
British and American Consols ICefase to
Recognize the Mnrrlal law.
Auckland, N. Z., February 1. The
latest advices irom Samoa say that Tama
sese's forces were reduced to 800 men.
The British and American consuls de
clined to recognize the right of the Germans
to establish martial law.
The German authorities were willing to
recognize Mataafa, provided he ruled under
NOT WORTH THE POWDER.
Officious Meddling of Adventurers
Caused All the Trouble.
New York. February 2. The Times says:
This international difficulty If it must be
dignified by such a term comes from tbe offi
cious meddling of adventurers in a quarter
in wbich we had no particular con
cern, and the too readv adoption of their
doings by the Government. Talk about war
over tbe wretched Samnan complication is non
sene. It appears that Germany has proposed
further conference, and surely out of this wilt
come a better understanding, for now there
teems to be nothing but confusion and misun
derstanding. What Germanv May Do.
London, February 2. The Standard's
Berlin correspondent says: ""Germany does
not intend at least to annex Samoa, but she
is resolved that America shall not do so.'
At the same time, I hear that Germany may
occupy any place on the islands iu order to
restore order, but only temporarily."
A Conference Mar be Needed.
Berlin, February 1. There has been a
lively exchange of notes on the Samoan
question, between the Governments ot Ger
many, England and the United States, but
as this takes time and trouble a ' conference
ot plenipotentiaries will probably be ar
ranged to settle the question.
An Ungnllnnt Person.
From theLcwlston (Me.) Journal.
'The Bible says that all men are liars,"
remarked one of our party, in the course of
the chat the other day.
"Yes, but you notice that it doesn't say
that all women are liars!" exclaimed one o'f
the fair sex.
"Oh. that goes without saying," retorted
an ungallant person.
JOAQUIN MILLER Sr&JHgS:.
day issue of TnE Dispatch. It is entitled
"The Buried River." and the opening chapter
appear to-morrow. Watch for it.