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SPHYNX AND SHEIK
Witness a Game of Baseball
Played by Americans on
the Sandv Desert
A VERY DECIDED NOVELTY.
Fearful Predictions Made by a Ger
THE WAR-MAKER ONCE MORE AT WORK.
Disrespect for .nnd Illaloynlty to tbc Qnrcn
Sadly tprendlnjtTlip Young Kaiser En
joying: Himself While Mourning I.nnncy
Stealing Monarchy's Doom An Orielnnl
Beamy Show to Open at Kicc Decoleito
Drowses Must bo Worn nt the Queen's
Drawing Hoom One Excused.NoExcuse
for Others The Qoeen Adopts n. New
nnd More Effective Economical Policy
A Martyr to Cunrity as Needed by Moloj
Something new under the sun J The
Ephysx witnesses a game of American base
ball. Fire innings were played yesterday,
not SOO yards from the base of that impene
trable monument of ages, beside vhich the
most important spectator was a Bedouin
Sheik, -with his retinue. The Spalding
party has had to forego a trip to the Holy
Land and will play next, on the 24th, in
Borne. The other cable news this morning
is gossipy and readable.
JBT CABLE TO THE DISrATCH.3
Caiko, .February 9. Copyrighted.
The great American game was played to
day for the first time on the burning plains
of Egypt, under the gaze of the same 40
centuries which looked down upon Napo
leon. The result was a triumph, in an ar
tistic sense at least. The Spalding party
arrived at Suez Thursday, debarked from
the Salier and came directly to Cairo, where
they arrived in the evening,
It was impossible to arrange for a game
yesterday, but this morning at 10 o'clock
the whole party drew np in front of the
Hotel d'Orient, the Chicagos mounted on
donkeys, the Americans on camels, the
ladies in carriages, and in this order started
through the town, led by "Ward and Alison,
the former from his high perch for once
overtopping his rival. A detour brought
the line to the house of the American Con
sul General, Mr. Card well, who, in response
to three cheers, addressed the party and re
Viewed the parade.
The Natives Paralyzed.
The cavalcade then proceeded directly
over the bridge Kasielnil and along the
Nile to the Tillage of Ghiieh, through a
double line of shouting and wondering
natives, who were quite unable to make the
affair out. At Ghizeh. it was found neces
sary to answer the demands of the Americas
for an exchange of the camels for the don
keys of the Chicagos. Thus we finished
the trip through a beautiful shaded avenue
leading up to the pyramids, arriving at 2
The party went at once to the Sphynx, the
front of which monument was photographed,
with the plavers scattered over the ancient
dame's features in picturesque confusion.
Three hundred yards north of the Sphvnx
lies an open space in the desert, of sufficient
size, and here the bases were hastily laid
and game immediately called. Mr. Spald
ing was the umpire.
The place was a most picturesque one,
fairly into the shadow of the great pyramid
of Cheops, and with the other two in sight.
Around about were half a dozen Bedouin
villages, each on its oasis
Shaded With Tall Palms.
Prom these the natives flocked to the
number of several hundred to see the game.
Their exclamations as they squatted on the
sand and observed the various maneuvers
were most comical. They, a few English
tourists, and our party were the only spec
tators, save one. The most important per
son present was Bedouin Sheik, who with
his retinue surveyed the novel scene from a
As a matter of course, Hcaly the Egyptian
wonder, pitched. In the second inning,
when he was hit by a pitched ball, the
Sphynx, who witnessed the entire game,
was observed to weep. She recovered her
equanimity, however, when Healy recov
ered his wind. The fielders and base run
ners would have required the feet of camels
to have made records on the sliding sands,
but they played to win, and made quite a
creditable show. Tener and Anson was thfe
Chicago battery, and Healy and Earle the
All-American. The score was:
Chicagos 2 0 10 38
All-Americans 0 7 10 19
Considering the circumstances, the clubs
did some.wonderful fielding.
Again Under the Camera.
After the game the party was again photo
graphed at the foot of the pyramid of
Cheops. Ward, Fogarty, Manning and
Carroll afterward mounted the structure to
the very top. The view was greatly ob
structed by a dense mist almost obscuring
The European agent, Sir. Parry, having
arranged for a game at Home the 24th, it
has been found necessary to abandon the
trip to the Holy Land, greatly to the regret
of all. It is expected now that we will
leave Cairo on Monday, going to I&malia,
and thence by canal to Port Said, where we
take a German steamer for Brindisi. In the
meantime an effort is being made to give
a game before the Khedive. Everyone is
in the best of health.
A party of 30 American student tourists
arrived last night and will go np the Nile
next week. Among them were J.M. Buck
Icy, of the Christian Advocate, New York,
and Dr. Bancroft, or Phillips Academy,
David Dudley Field went up the Nile
yesterday, accompanied by Mr. Scripps, of
the Detroit ifetcs and several other papers.
Tlio Very .Latest Syndicate.
mv CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 9. The latest thing
' in syndicates is formed by a number of
artists, who have combined for the purpose
of buying up French plays and adapting
. them to the English stage.
A PEABFUL FUTUBE
Foretold by n German Soothsayer He
Talks of Coming Cycle of Vol
canoes and Earthquakes, with
Awful Incidental Storms
IBT CABLE TO TUE DISPATCH.
London, February 9. A writer in a
Paris newspaper has discovered that the
name Boulanger does not, as is eenerally
supposed, mean "baker," but has a more
heroic derivation from two Greek words,
meaning "will" and "messenger," from
which the writer evolves the proposition
that General Boulanger is the messenger of
the will of the people. A more unpleasant
person is one Dr. Schleider, of Berlin, who
claims to have foretold, in 1887, the deaths
of Emperors "William and Frederick. He
has just published a ghastly horoscope of
the present year. There is, of course, to be
a sanguinary war, and the life of the present
German Emperor is to be endangered, both
in the months of April and May; but, like
most prophets, he endeavors to make a mar
gin for himself bv stating that the danger
will be by a fall from his horse, an apoplec
tic seizure or a wound.
According to Schleider, trouble should
have already occurred in France, and if he
be not a false prophet it will not be longbe
fore the United States declare war against
Germany over the Samoan difficulty. These
predictions are published prominently in
the English newspapers, and have aroused
the envy of the British soothsayer, who
writes to-day that a volcanic cycle is due
this year and another one next year. These
are to be followed, in 1893. by an earth
quake cycle, with a few cycles of storms
thrown in by way of variety.
General Boulanger has been having a
quiet time in the South of France, but is
once more in Paris. His house is crowded
from morning till evening by all sorts and
conditions of men, and the signs just now
point to a movement in the Chamber in his
favor. Political placemen appear to have
finally satisfied themselves that Boulanger
is a rising sun, and they are getting ready
to worship it, Boulanger has obligingly
confided his programme to an enterprising
newspaper correspondent. It amounts, in
brief, to a Boulangerized version of the
American Constitution, with a ten-year
Presidental term and a few variations
thrown in to suit French tastes.
TREASON IN THE AIR,
Disrespect for the Queen Spreading In All
PUT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, February 9. Witness was re
cently borne in the columns of The DiS
rATCH to the sad want of loyalty toward
the Queen displayed by the writers of
the Christmas pantomimes, which are still
running at many of the London theaters.
The contagion seems to have spread in all
directions. At Padstow, a little town in
Cornwall, the inhabitants, or some of them,
recently laid the foundation stone of an
obelisk to commemorate Her Majesty's jubi
lee. On Thursday morning it was discov
ered that the stone had been shifted from its
position and the cavity beneath it robbed
of a bottle full of jubilee coins, which had
been deposited there for the information of
A man from New South "Wales, England's
most flourishing colonv, writes to the Lon
don newspapers, which have the temerity to
publish his disloyal effusion, stating that
when an Englishman arrives in the colony
the first thing that strikes him is the terrible
disloyalty to the British throne. The writer
thinks this is quite natural, and adds to the
measure of his offending by formulating a
proposition -that there is no reason why-a
lady who dwells in a palace 14,000 miles
away should have any right to rule over
TIC'S VIGOROUS ECONOMY.
Ilrr Mnjcsty Now Proposes to Cnt Her Per
sonal Expenses a Little.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 9. Young Price Al
bert "Victor has just made the discovery that
he hasn't enough pocket money, and his
father summoned his council, which met on
Thursday to consider this distressing inti
mation, and devise means for increasing the
Prince of "Wales' income, in order to enable
him to give his son a few more thousand
yearly. The plan which found the most
favor was to increase the rents of the tenants
on the estates of the Duchy of Cornwall, but
no decision was reached. The Prince and
his councillors probably hope that the grav
ity of the crisis will compel the Queen to
hasten the scheme she is understood to have
in hand for the benefit of Albert Victor and
some others of her numerous grandchil
dren. It is undeniable that her Majesty is still
vigorously economizing, and the latest sug
gestion is to reduce the number of the
women of the bed chamber. There are at
present eight of these mysterious individ
ual Each one receives '$1,500 salary and
certain perquisites forattending to the royal
bed chamber 48 days in the year, and all of
them are of the bluest blood of England's
A GOOD TIME WHILE MOURNING.
The Young German Emperor Finds Plenty
to Amuse Him.
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 9. The German Em
peror is still crowding a good deal ot enjoy
ment into his period of mourning. This
week he gave an audience to the envoy from
the Sultan of Morocco, who brought a mis
cellaneous assortment of presents, consist
ing of Arab horses, gold and velvet cloths,
rich carpets and rifles. The Empress re
ceived silk dresses, silk girdles and em
broidered shoes, and the little Crown Prince
was made proud and happy with a couple
of ponies, a saber inlaid with gold, much
taller than himself, and a gorgeous belt,
Th e young Kaiser received the envoy seated
on his throne and wearing all his imperial
finery. Pretty speeches wereexchanged and
the "envoy went away happy and decorated.
The rest of the Emperor s time this week
has been occupied with the details of Cap
tain "Wissman's expedition to East Africa.
The Kaiser himself has deigned to design
the uniforms, and is as proud of them as a
fashionable tailor of a well-dressed client.
The officers will wear jackets and trousers
of blue navy and serge, with badges and
facings of the German colors.
A MARTYR TO CHARITY.
Heroic Father Damlen Slowly Dying of
Leprosy at Molokal Islnnd.
1ST CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
London, February 9. There seems to be
little doubt that poor Father Damien, the
heroic priest who has voluntarily thrown In
his lot with the lepers of Molokai Island, to
which they are banished by the Hawaiian
Government, is slowly dying of leprosy.
Private letters recently received by his
friends in London state that he appeared to
be slightly better, owing to the application
of the latest remedies known to science, but
the improvement can be only transitory, and
the news of his end may come at any mo
ment. Worth Setting n. Net For.
rnr cable to the dispatch.
London, February 9. The greatest mat
rimonial prize of the coming season will be
Lord Ashton, who has just'attained his ma
jority. He is said to be good-looking, has
an income of between 30,000 and 40,000 a
year, and has just had turned over to him
his late father's personal estate, amounting
to about 1,000,000.
DECOLF.TTE DRESSES MOST HE WORN.
An Insinuation That Will Canse Tjow-Neek
. Gowns to be Cat Lower.
IBT CABLE TO Till DISPATCH.
London, February 9. The London news
papers afforded funny reading this week.
One unauthorized scribe announced that
the Queen had been graciously pleased to
enact that ladies appearing at the drawing
rooms might in future wear low dress or
high dress at their pleasure. The "news
papers let loose upon the country a flood of
fulsome editorials eulogizing Her Majesty's
kindness of brain, and holding her up as a
pattern to all other monarchs. The mature
matrons and dignified dowagers who have
constantly to attend state functions blessed
the change, and even the fair debutmtcs
set down for presentation at the drawing
room to be held on the 26th instant ex
pressed their gratification at the prospect of
being permitted to guard their charms
against the wintry blasts. The doctors alone
abstained from joining in the general jubi
lation. Alas, the scribe was imperfectly Inform
ed, as well as unauthorized. Decollete
costumes are still to be the rule and high
necked frocks the exception. Exemptions
will only be made upon a lormal applica
tion to the Lord High Chamberlain, and
upon the ground of advancing age, ill
health or infirmity. High-necked dresses
will henceforth provoke rude speculations
as to ace or health, and are therefore irre
trievably doomed. A few ancient dames
past the age even of make-believe may defy
the scorners, but more than this cannot be
Someof thenewspapers famed for detecting
in everything that happens in these islands
the hand of Joseph Chamberlain, announce
that Mrs. Chamberlain has certain blem
ishes on her neck and shoulders, and that a
hint of this sad state of things having been
conveyed to the Queen, an edict went forth
by which the lady will be able to wear a
dress which will hide her imperfections.
The right honorable mugwump is without
doubt in great favor just now, both at court
and in society, but it is notorious that the
influence of every politician in the country,
with the whole ministry thrown in, would
not suffice to move Que'en "Victoria to abate
one jot of the rigid court etiquette in these
matters. The Queen personally is supreme,
and means to keep so.
THE WAR-MAKER AT WORK.
He Mngnlflcs a Trifling Incident Into Belli
TBT CABL TO THE DISPATCII.
London, February 9. After a prolonged
period of rest the manufacturer of war scan's
is once more lifting his voice. Another
Franco-German frontier incident has arisen.
The Germans refused to allow a French
army surgeon to visit his dying mother, and
thereby outraged one of the most cherished
sentiments of Frenchmen. The French
colonels have been addressing manifestos to
their men, and the German newspapers have
been warning the Frenchmen to be careful,
lest they get themselves into trouble.
There is no personal reason to suppose
that this incident will end more seriously
than the dozens that have gone before it, but,
meanwhile, it holds the field and gives the
bellicose journalists a much-desired subject
for warlike editorials. As is customary, the
occurrence has brought fourth a batch of
prophets whose predictions make some
simple folks uneasy.
AN ORIGINAL BEAUTY SHOW.
Each Entry to Dnnce With All Comers
Every Evening for Ilonrs.
IBT CABLE TO TnK DISPATCH.
London, February 9. A beauty show is
to be opened at Nice, on the 16th of March,
and it is likely to attract everybody who
can get there. The beauties are to parade
in the Municipal Casino every evening, and
are expected to dance with all comers until
the small hours of the morning.
Among the regulations is one which vis
itors will do well to bear in mind. Every
body must be in evening dress, and all the
ladies who do not wear a domino will be re
garded as competitors.
DROPPED OUT OP SIGHT.
SIgnor Mazzncnto Mysteriously Disappears
From the Blmlc World.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.J
London, February 9. The artistic world
is troubled over the disappearanccof Signor
Mazzucato, to whom was intrusted the
Italian version of "Wagner's "Meister
singer," which is to be produced in London
the coming season.
Strenuous efforts have been made to dis
cover his whereabouts, but without success,
He is supposed to have retired to some se
questered spot, where he will be free from
worry and allowed to complete his task in
A CRASH BOUND TO COME.
All Sorts of Ventures BelngBoomcd by Joint
tBV CABLE TO THE DISrATCU.l
London, February 9. A joint-stock-company
boom is just now flourishing with
phenomenal luxuriance, and all sorts of
ventures, good, bad and indifferent, are
being taken np by the public with ludicrous
avidity. The aggregate capital of the new
companies registered averages 5,000,000 to
6,000,000 weekly, and the promoters are
A crash is bound to come, and cool-headed
observers declare that it is not far off.
MONARCHY'S DOOM SEALED.
Closo Intermarringo la Royal Families
Cnuslng an Increase of Lunacy.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
London, February 9. One of the finan
cial journals has made the alarming discov
ery that monarchy in Europe is in danger
of dying out, owing to the increase of luna
cy in the royal families.
'This paper says more than 20 princes and
princesses have been under medical treat
ment for mental disease, and the number
displays a tendency to rapid increase. The
trouble is attributed to close intermarriage.
KESNA'S IIOPES STILL HIGH,
Notwithstanding the Fact That He Lost One
rSFECXAL TELECBAU TO THE DI8PATCH.1
Chakleston, W. Va., February 9.
Two ballots were taken to-day for a United
States Senator with no election and no
change save that Delegate Ford, of .Raleigh
county, who heretofore has been voting for
Kenna, left him and cast his vote for George
E. Price. Henna's opponents hail his ac
cession with delight, but for some reason
the Kenna people arc mysteriously san
guine. A Democratic Senator, who is a
strong Kenna man, said an election would
be secured Monday, or not later than Tues
day. When asked if Republican aid was antici
pated he emphatically said no, but threw
out intimations that the aid would come
from a source not expected. "When asked
if it related in any manner to Dorr, he
became as dumb as an oyster. The Union
Labor men,Carr, Horr and Kirk, still vote
for men within the ranks ot their party;
their vote being cast to-day in each ballot
for George W. Hayes.
HUNGER OR HYSTERIA
General Warner Makes Some Start
ling Disclosures About
A SDPPKESSED OFFICIAL BEPQRT
On the Terrible Abuses Existing in the
THE SOLDIERS ORPHANS' SCHOOLS
Borne Physicians ittribnte the Epidemic to a Lack
cf Will Power.
General "Wagner, formerly inspector of
the soldiers orphans' schools of the State,
makes some startling disclosures in regard
to their management. He asserts that his
last official report was suppressed by promi
nent officials. He has now sent copies of
the report to all the State legislators. His
description of the McAllisterville school,
and the condition of the inmntes is simply
terrible. He says the children were not
properly fed, but several physicians say the
trouble at the school is an epidemic of
hysteria, but fail to state what caused it.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCR..
Philadelphia, February 9. The pe
culiar malady prevalent among the boys
of the McAllisterville Soldiers Orphans'
School was this morning brought to the at
tention of General Louis "Wagner, who was
at one time an Inspector of the Soldiers
orphans' Schools of Pennsylvania.
"I don't know the cause of the trouble,"
he said, "but possibly a want of proper care
in the management of the boys may have
something to do with it. The McAllister
ville school is unquestionably one of the
very worst of the soldiers orphans' schools
in the State. All of the schools in which
ex-State Senator George "W. "Wright is in
terested have been badly managed. Every
department was stinted in the interest of the
most rigid economy. The result was that
the children were improperly fed and poorly
ROOM TOR BEFORM.
Some years ago General "Wagner visited
the school and made a report to Governor
Puttison. This is a summary of his inspec
tion: The laundry arrangements, boys' dormitory
and lavatory are very unsatisfactory. The
closets are in had condition. There are no
bath tubs or night gowns, and the boys" cloth
ing is in bad condition. The boys are not clean,
remains of sore eyes are visible, coughs are
manifest, and the institution is overcrowded.
This exposure stirred up the management
and caused it to introduce some reforms. As
a result, when General "Wagner again vis
ited McAllisterville on January 10 and 11,
1887, he found some things greatly im
proved. He, however, discovtred that ''all
the dormitories were without heat, a serious
difficulty, no doubt causing suffering from
cold, and in the boys' dormitories, In the
old building, producing a condition of tem
perature, by reason of closed windows, al-
-most nauseating." "The boys' laboratory
And -playrooms," he added, "continue bad
This report, which also included numer
ous criticisms on the general management
of the soldiers orphans' schools in the
State, was never published, having been
suppressed, it is said, by Superintendent
A SUPPEESSED REPORT.
General "Wngner is, however, determined
that it shall enjoy the light of publicity,
and to that end has sent a copy to each
member of the Senate and the House of the
Legislature, accompanied by au explana
tory communication. In this he reminds
the General Assembly of the joint resolu
tion of thanks which it adopted in 1887 in
recognition of his services as inspector of
the soldiers orphans' schools, a position
which he filled until called away by his
appointment as Director of Public "Works
"My final report as inspector," continues
'General "Wagner in his communication "was
presented in April, 1887, but was never pub
lished, having been suppressed by the
Superintendent of those schools. In view of
the fact that the subject of the care of the
soldiers' orphans is engaging yonrattention,
and that efforts are being made to continue
them beyond the time now fixed bylaw, and
as my report may contain certain informa
tion useful in consideration of this subject,
I have the honor to forward a copy of the
report with the request that it be referred to
the committee having charge of the sub
ject." The McAllisterville school contains abont
130 boys and 90 girls. Dr. Horatio G.
"Wood, of the University of Pennsylvania,
thinks that the hoys are troubled with
HTSIEEIA OB HUNGER.
. "One child," he adds, "imitates the
nervous movements of the other uncon
sciously. It is like a person yawning in a
crowded room, when every other person
yawns. A person need not yawn if will
power is asserted, and by the exercise of
sufficient will power these children can stop
their strange actions. "When an outbreak
of hysteria occurred in an Episcopal Church
home a few years ago, a few of its children
were sent to the University Hospital. They
constantly imitated each other, but they
were cured in a simple way.
"Food was kept from one child until she
was hungry. She was then given all she
wanted to eat. Then with the others looking
on sufficient ether was given to the girl until
she was made very sick and vomited. They
were then given to understand that if they
didn't 6top their;mimeiic actions they would
be treated like the sick girl, and the treat
ment would be repeated every day until
they were cured. The girls were soon
cured." Dr. Thomas G. Morton coincided
with these views.
"The published accounts," said Dr.
Charles K. Mills, 'tare not sufficiently ex
act to enable one to say positively as to
the character of the outbreak in the school
at McAllisterville, but it seems in all prob
ability that the trouble is one of the forms
of epidemic hysterics or hysterical insani
ty. Such disorders are well known to those
who have studied nervous diseases. Such
outbreaks have not been very common in
this country, but they have occurred and in
SANK WITH EIGET MEN.
The Ocean Brig Florence, Laden With Iron,
Given np as Lost.
New York, February 9. The New York
agents of the brig Florence, which left this
port on 'November 15, bound for Galveston,
w h a cargo of iron, have received word
from that port that she has been given up
as lost fh the great gale of November 29 and
30, The brig was' in command of Captain
Atkins, of Milton, Del., and had a crew ot
Second Day of I ho Celebrated Colnrabns
Divorce Trial Colonel Chnrch Was
Cruel in Carrying the Smaller
Valise From the Train.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.V
Columbus, O., February 9. Interest in
the Church divorce case continued to-day,
and the courtroom was crowded by specta
tors, a large per cent of jvhom were ladies.
MrsJ John Joyce, the mother of the plain
tiff, was on the stand, and. her cross-exami
nation continued. It was developed by the
cross-examination that Mr. Church spent
about 52,200 a year for the support tf his
family, while he was supposed to be receiv
ing only about that much salary.
One of the principal features developed
by Mrs. Joyce's testimony was the im
pecunious condition of Mr. Church at the
time he married her daughter. After the
marriage they had learned that he had come
tothemburdenedwith debts rather than hav
ing anything with which to Support a wife.
She said her daughter had been obliged to
economize during the early part of her mar
red life in order to pay for the engagement
ring and other presents made to her by her
husband; that they (the Joyces) were
ashamed and mortified to find out, after
parading before their neighbors with an ele
gant wedding, that Colonel Church did not
own the clothes on his back. He had bor
rowed $500 from one place and 5300 from
another, which was used in providing an
elaborate reception and supper after the
Annie Mooney, who was a nurse in the
Chnrch family, was the next witness, and
testified to the intimacief existing between
Colonel Church and Teresa Schirtzinger,
during Mrs. Church's absence at Atlantic
City. This was offered in support of the
story told by Mrs. Church to her people,
and" which was related by Mrs. Joyce on
Miss Frances Joyce, sister of the plaintiff,
was the next, witness, and testified to what
she considered acts of cruelty practiced by
Colonel Church toward his wife at their
home, as well as on a trip Fast and through
the Northwest, on both of which occasions
the witness accompanied them. These
all-ged cruel acts were harsh and unbecom
ing language; compelling her to carry a
large satchel from the train while he car
ried a small one, and his failure to secure a
physician one day when she had a fainting
spell. The cross-examination of Miss Joyce
will be resumed Monday morning.
THAT SAMOAN BATTLE.
An Impartial Account of the Affray From
One Who Was There The Ger
man Party Commenced the Fir
ing Looking to Amerlcn.
San Fbancisco, February 9. A Ha
waiian paper, which has been received here
contains an account of the recent battle be
tween the Germans and natives at Samoa,
written ' by Hiram Kaumialli, a native
Hawaiian, whi is located in Apia, and who
witnessed the battle. The Lower States
natives were prepared for the attack, as they
had heard that -the Germans had formed a
Elan to capture King Mataafa and carry
im off. When the German boats tp
proached the shore, the'natives hailed them,
but the only answer they received was the
cracking of shots from the revolver of a
chief from Savoy named Sua Washit, and
immediately the battle beean.
Firing commenced at 6 o'clock in the
morning and continued until 'J. Then the
bodies of the dead and wounded were seen
scattered about on the shore. On Mataafa's
side 7 were killed and 31 wounded during
the principal battle. After this fight Ger
man spy glasses were directed on shore and
8 Samoans were seen around a fire. A shell
was immediately fired among these people
and when it burst it killed 7, making a
total loss to the natives of 14.
On the German side, 21 were killed, and
among these 6 had their heads cut off and
their bodies buried separately. The num
ber of the wounded was 43. Tamasese did
not come out, the path on which he was ex
pected being obstructed. The Germans set
fire to Samoan houses. The letter, which is
written under date of January 1, continues:
It is now said that the German war ships are
going to Tutuila, where the United States
coaling station is located, to shell the houses,
and that when that is done they are going over
to Savoy to burn it. American war power is
very strong, and if the British was like it this
war in Samoa would soon cease. Mataafa has
sent ICO soldiers to keep the peace on lands
owned by the Germans to prevent mischief by
natives in taking bread, fruits, cocoanuts. etc
The principal occupation of Tutuila people
now is building forts.
WILL A'OT GO BACK AM MORE.
Mr. Fhelps Says He is Home From England
for Good and All.
New Yobk, February 9. Minister
Phelps received a reporter at the Bucking
ham Hotel this evening. He said he was
glad to get back, and would go to "Wash
ington in a week or fen days. When asked
if he had come here to resign, he replied:
No; 1 came on a leave of absence, and ex
pect to resign only on the coming in of the new
Do you expect to go back to England again?
But what if President Harrison should reap
Oh, that is Inconceivable.
Mr. Phelps begged to be excused from
speaking about the Sackville-West affair
and the-Samoan imbroglio, or of expressing
any personal opinion of the .English people.
He said he had been courteously treated in
all his official transactions with England
and appreciated the hospitality extended
What is your opinion on the Parnell-JVmes
In reply he drew a long breath and said:
I had intended to listen to the proceedings'in
the cape, but I was too busy at the tiraotlio
inquiry began. In my mind tlicro is not near
as much interest manifested in the case abroad
as there is here. In fact it is not much talked
What will be the outcome in the matter?
The general opinion prevailing is that the
Court will be led by the evidence.
Have you declined the Presidency of Colum
I have neyer been offered it.
THE TKDE LIGHTS. '
A New Iteligions Sect Which Believes In
Charleston, February 9. Some excite
ment has been caused in the middle comities
of the State by the advent of a new religious
secti whose apostles have started out on a
crusade. Apostle Jenkins explains the new
creed as follows: They believe in three
heavens and three hells. Life on earth is
both heaven No. 1 and hell No. 1. Then
there is a hell and a heaven where people,
or rather their souls, stay between death
and judgment, and then a permanent heaven
Their views as to creation, as set forth by
Mr. Jenkins, is rather novel. He cited the
first chapter of St. John to prove that Jesus
Christ was present at the creation. He
said that Jesus and God were the only two
beings who could create something from
nothing. The devil came from space, which
was never created, nor had it a beginning.
The beginning of creation was for the bene
fit of God's offspring. The souls of men,
which were not created by hinf, had em
bryonic existence in God. Apostle Jenkins
is from North Carolina. His sect is known
as "The True Lights." He says there are
abont 200 True Lights in this State and a
few in North Carolina and Georgia.
HIS NAME IS DENNIS.
Civil Service Commissioner Edgerton
Fired by Cleveland for
CURSING CIVIL. SERVICE REFORM,
And to Make Boom for the President's
Edfferton Bays He Will Fieht CltMlind Till Hides
President Cleveland has summarily
bounced Civil Service Commissioner Edger
ton and nominated Hngh S. Thompson for
the position. Judge Edgerton refused to re
sign. He is full of fight, calls Cleveland the
Prince of Mugwumps, and makes some very
naughty threats. The nominee at present
holds a position, a Government clerkship,
and has some relatives he would like to
assist to official positions. Edgerton asserts
that Thompson's nomination will not be
rsrECIAL TILIQEAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Washington, February 9. Civil
Service Commissioner Edgcrton's name is
Dennis. Nearly ever since his appoint
ment he has been cursing civil service re
form. He has done this openly and boldly,
and yet Until these last days of the admin
istration of Mr. Cleveland no word of re
proof has ever come to him from the White
House, until yesterday, when he was per
emptorily asked to resign. HeVefused, and
to-day he was removed.
Judge Edgerton is nearly 70 years old,
but he is straight as an arrow, active, keen,
aggressive. No more familiar form is seen
in the rotunda of.Willard's than that of
Judge Edgerton, with his white hair, his
antique plug hat set jauntily on one side,
always puffing away at a fine imported
cigar and showing up the iniquity and
humbug of civil service reform to any who
will listen to him. He has constantly made
it hot for Commissioners Lyman and Ober
ly in the councils of the Commission, and
his opposition to the system which he was
appointed to further and support was the
cause of the desire of "Bishop" Oberly to
leave the Commission, and of his transfer to
the Indian office.
HE DESPISED THE PRESIDENT.
Since the elections Edgerton "has permit
ted Lyman, the Republican of the Commis
sion, to conduct the office; has been almost
constantly absent, and yet has refused to re
sign simply because he despised the Presi
dent and did not wish to give him the op
portunity to appoint a Democrat to succeed
him. The law provides that the commis
sion shall be composed of two members of
the dominant and one of the minority party.
If Judge Edgerton had been allowed to
hold his office until the 4th of March, his
place would have been filled by the new
As the matter stands, Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury, Hugh S. Thompson, of
South Carolina, a fast friend of the Presi
dent, appointed to succeed Edgerton, will
probably be permitted to remain under
President Harrison as the Democrat of the
commission. He is handsome and popular
and he is probably as sincere in his devo
tion to civil service reform as any other
Democrat who would be selected. Certainly
he will not fight the idea tooth and nail, as
Edgerton has been doing. He was the au
thor of the resolution adopted by the State
Convention of South Carolina in 18S5, com
mending the course of the President in re
gard to civil service reform, but that was a
mere matter of form, as all conventions at
the tjme were adopting laudatory resolu
tions of Cleveland.
THE SALARY AN OBJECT.
Mr. Thompson is not a rich man, and he
is said to be indolent. The salary of a Civil
Service Commissioner is only 53,000 a rar,
but even this is an object to the Lath
Carolinian, and the place is the more ac
ceptable as he has members of his family in
good positions under the Government, and
if he be allowed to remain himself he can
probably prevent their heads from rolling
in the basket. He had not been in his place
in the Treasury Department a month until
he asked for the appointment of his son to a
iat position. This was refused by the Sec
retary because it would not look well, and
the young man was placed in the Pension
Office. Here he was rapidly promoted from
a small salary to one of the be3t paid posi
tions in the office, over the heads of old
soldiers who had seen long service in the
bureau. But it is alleged that Mr. Thomp
son is a stanch and true civil service re
former after he gets outside the circle of his
own relations. As for Judge Edgerton, his
vote is for war. He is almost as vigorous in
his choice of words as "Bishop" Oberly,
and he declares he will "fight Cleveland,
the prince of Mugwumps, till hades freezes
over, and then fight him on the ice."
Popularly speaking, the appoinment of
Thompson is looked on more as a scheme to
provide a place lor a particular friend of
the President and of Secretary Fairchild
than to advance the principle of civil ser
nE wouldn't besion.
Judge Edgerton was at the Capitol this
atternoon. He says that he liau received no
intimation from the President of an in
tention to remove him from the office until
yesterday, when he called at the White
House. The President then requested him
to resign his office in order that it might be
filled by Mr. Thompson. The President said
that there was little hope of securing the
place for Mr. Thompson as long as -there
was no suitable vacancy on the commission.
Mr. Edgerton, however, promptly de
clined to resign, holding that his resigna
tion would not be politic, creditable to him
self or calculated to help any other person,
intimating that Mr. Thompson could not be
confi'med if nominated. Of course the
President might exercise his prerogative if
he saw fit. The President did see fit,
and when Edgerton reached his office this
morning he found the following letter
Washington, February 9.
Hon. A. P. Edgertou:
Sear Sir You are hereby removed from
the office of United States Civil 8ervice Com
missioner. Giiover Cleveland.
A STRAIGHT-OUT DEMOCRAT.
"When the news was communicated to the
remaining Commissioner, Mr. Lyman, that
officer was surprised and lound himself in a
predicament, as he was by no means satisfied
that he had authority single-handed to dis
charge the formal duties of the Civil Service
Commission. Mr. Edgerton says that he
cannot recall any differences with the Presi
dent during his "term of office except those
growing out of what be ascribes as "the
fact that the President is the first mugwump
in the land, while I am a straight-out Demo
crat." He intends to write a letter to the
President in a day or two acknowledging
the receipt of his notice of removal, and
perhaps adding-an expression of his opinion
upon the President's course in the matter.
The President to-day sent 'the following
nomination to the Senate:
Hugh S. Thompson, of South Carolina, to
be United States Civil Service Commis
sioner in place of Alfred P. Edgerton, removed.
WANT IT EEPMLED.
Manufacturers Object to the Law Prohibit
ing Them From Insuring In Their
Own Mutual Insurance
fSFXCLir. TELiQRAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
Philadelphia, February 9. A meet
ing looking to the repeal of, or amending
of, the act passed by the Legislature of
Pennsylvania, in 1887, prohibiting the man
ufacturers from insuring in their own
mutual companies, was held to-day at
Mayor Fitler's office. At the request of
His Honor some of the leading manufac
turers of Philadelphia, together with the
local members of the Legislature attended.
The Mayor presided, and stated in sub
stance that the act of 1887 discriminated in.
a most unjust manuer against the manufact
urers of Pennsylvania by preventing them
under penalty of fine and imprisonment
from insuring their factories or mills in any
companies other than those incorporated
under the laws of Pennsylvania. He
claimed that the manufacturers, who were
formerly compelled to pay 4 per cent for in
surance, can now insure for 1 per cent,
and with less risk of loss. He added:
The mutual companies are not new; thev
have been in existence for years, and until 18S7
bad been exempt from all restriction. The
ace passed in that year, however, prevents us
from insuring fn them until we have exhausted
all the ordinary companies incorporated under
the State law. This we regard as an nnjnst and
unwise discrimination. We onght to be allowed
to go where wo can do best, where1 we can eet
thelowest ratesand the ercatest protection. The
act of 18S7 creates a monopoly among the in
surance companies operating under the laws of
the State. This should not be. If this law is
permitted to stand I will have to pay yearly
for insurance on my factory property from
515,000 to $20,000 a year more than I am now
paying. Is that right? I say no. The manu
facturer ought to be protected. Pennsylvania
can't afford to discriminate in a matter so im
portant. John H. Converse, of the Baldwin Loco
motive Works, spoke of the superiority of
the mutual plan ot insurance over the ordi
nary system, stating among other things
that while it formerly cost the Baldwin
Locomotive Works 512,000 a year to insure
its property, it now costs them but 2,000.
This, too, with better safeguards from fire.
Other manufacturers spoke in a similar
The members of the Philadelphia delega
tion listened attentively and wilj caucus at
Harrisburg on Wednesday to frame a meas
ure of relief for the manufacturers. Sena
tor Grady stated that the obnoxious law was
the result of a misunderstanding. The Leg
islature did not properly understand it be
cause it was rushed through during the
closing days of the session. He appreciated
the injustice it worked, and was willing to
do all he could to remedy the delect. Others
said the same.
TEE ELEIIORIf STEIKE 0VEK.
Coal Miner Will Iterant to Worn at the
rSFXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUE DISPATCIT.l
CnABLESTON, W. Va., February 9.-The
strike which has been on in the Elkhorn
mining region of Mercer and McDowell
counties, of this State, for nearly a month-,
has been declared off. A special from
Bramwell says: "The miners of Bluestone
had a meeting on the eve of the 8th, and
they unanimously decided to go to work at
the price heretofore paid, 75c, and 92 cubic
feet as a basis of the cars, which the opera
tors of Bluestone and Elkhorn agreed on at
their meeting January 17. Over 1,000 of
the men will turn in to-day. Elkhorn and
Flipping have been working for several
The leaders of the strike will be very
much disappointed at the result of the
meeting, as some of the principal agitators
of the strike bad the best work in the mines,
such as driving entries, etc., but from this
on other -woric will be given them not so
profitable. The miners who stood by the
operators during tne strise win nave
preference of the best work.
SULLIYAN AND MOOKE INDICTED.
The Indianapolis Grand Jnry Finds Trno
Bill Against Them.
Indianapolis, February 9. She county
grand jury this afternoon returned 12 in
dictments, two of which are withheld from
Wihe public. That one indictment was re
turned against John E. Sullivan
for forgery and embezzlement there are
ample grounds upon which to raise a be
lief, and this received something of a con
firmation when Sheriff King entered into a
secret conversation with Detective E. O.
There is equally as much reason to be
lieve that Moore was also indicted for
forgery, as the grand jury has had a great
deal of evidence upon that subject sub
mitted to it.
THE E. OF L. GAINING.
Secretary Hayes Slates That the Order is
Philadelphia, February 9. Despite
the many obstacles to the growth of the
Knights of Labor recently encountered, it
is claimed that the order will shortly reach
its old membership figure of 300,000. Gener
al Secretary John W. Hayes stated yester
day that the January reports already re
ceived showed a gain of 9,000 memBers
throughout the country, and that those not
vet sent in wonld place the total gain at
about 25,000. He also stated that Philadel
phia would probably gain abont 20 as
semblies within six weeks, counting old as
semblies to be reorganized and those to come
in as new.
A Maryland Sinn Raised From the Grave,
bnt Finally Dies.
Onancock, Md., February 9. J. T.
Fletcher, of Jenkins Bridge, was almost
buried alive on Sunday. The funeral
service had been held,' the coffin interred,
and the grave nearly bricked, when some
one beard a groan issue from the coffin.
The coffin was at once disinterred, and Mr.
Fletcher examined. His blood was found
to be circulating, and his heart beating. He
was at once carried to his home, and put in
bed. He rapidly improved, but never re
gained consciousness. On Tuesday, the 5th
instant, he died, and was again buried.
It is not known what was his disease.
A NEWSPAPER NEMESIS
Unearths Receivers of Stolen Good on tho
Chlcngo I'olico Force.
Chicago, February 9. Reporters for the
Times to-day discovered that James Cun
ningham, the janitor of the East Chicago
Avenne police station, Captain Schaack's
command, was condncting a fence for stolen
Cunningham had a partner in the person
of John Payne, an employe of the Pullman
Palace Car "Company Most of the stolen
goods belonged to the Pnllman Company
and included the most expensive carpets
TILDEN'S MEMORY TOASTED..
Henry Watterson Strongly Enlocizca
'Dead Democratic Chiefinin.
Hew Yobk, February 9. This being the
anniversary of Samuel J. Tilden's birth, the
occasion was marked to-night by the Har
lem Democratic Club with a memorial ban
quet, at which Mr. Henry Watterson, de
livered an address of commemoration. The
address was very eulogistic throughout, and
referred in strong language to the events at
tending the election ot 1876.
IT I?4BD TO TELL
-fe constitutional rco-
If It Carries the t
Will Enh it.
C00PEE WILL KEEP HIS HANDS OFF.
Differing Opinions on the
Abolition of 'A
A staff correspondent of The Dispatch
has secured a very interesting interview with
Governor Beaver on the Constitutional
amendment question. The Governor thinks
the passage of the amendment doubtful. He
bases his opinion on his knowledge of the
feeling in the eastern end of the State. He
recommends that the Third Party Prohibi
tionists do not push themselves too far in the
van. Both he and Senator Cooper state that
the question will be kept clear of party
TFROM A STAFr COBKZSFO'TDEST.J
Harkisbdkg, February 9. The ap
proaches to the gubernatorial presence are
careiully guarded from the intrusions of
mere curiosity seekers and those who only
come to annoy. One goes np a winding
stair to a passageway; then to the right,
through another and longer passage and into
the general office of the Executive depart
ments. A doorway opens from this into the
office of the stalwart an'd handsome private
secretary, George Pearson, and the favored
one may go through it and into the Execu
tive presence. There is a shorter and more
direct route to the Govern or, but few there
be that find it and enter therein.
The Governor talks freely of the prohibi
tion amendment question, and does not hesi
tate to say he has not yet made ud hi? mind
whether he will, vote for it or not. His
statement to this effect to your corresponde
nt is not the first time he has thus gone one
record. But that the Governor is a temper
ance man goes without saying, and when he
votes atBellefonte.it will not be a difficult
matter to guess the character of the vote.
THE OUTCOME DOUBTFUL.
"What do the think the outcome of the
special election will be?" asked your cor
respondent. "It is very hard to tell," responded the
Governor. "I find sentiment much more
mixed, especially in the East, than I had
supposed it to be. Even friends of the
measure are doubtlul about the enforcement
of it are not certain that it will cure the
"But we have many prohibitory laws,
Governor, that are enforced in a greater or
"We have, indeed. The prohibition
against murder, while it does not absolute-
ly prevenfthe crime, has a very healthy re
straining influence. If the amendment be
carried, and the friends of temperance and
prohibition set out in a determined manner
to have it enforced, there is little doubt of
the result in half of the State. In
deed, I believe that in. two-thirds of the
State a prohibitory law would be well en
forced. "What will be the attitude of the execu
tive branch of the government in the event
that the prohibitory amendment passes?"
"We will honestly and conscientiously
bend every energy to the enforcement ot the .
law so far as it lies within our sphere of
action. There will be no failure on my part
to enforce the law."
"You spoke of sentiment being more
mixed than you had expected to find it
among those vou consider the friends of
prohibition. Have you observed anything
that indicates a break on the other side?"
A SUEPEISED GOVERNOR.
"I was somewhat surprised while in Phil
adelphia," replied the Governor, "to hear
from Colonel McClure that in the strongly
Democratic county of York there is a pro
nounced feeling in favor of the prohibitory
amendment. York is one of those steody,
industrious, conservative communities that
take up with these new ideas slowly, but
they grasp them the more strongly when
they do take hold of them. Colonel Mc
Clure's statement was a great surprise to
me, because I have noticed no great agita
tion about the license rcourts of York.
Where there has been much agitation and
the CourU have in consequence reduced the
number of license one may reasonably ex
pect a victory for the Prohibition amend
ment. "Will the party machinery be used in
any way. Governor, in the coming cam
"No, it will not, and I don't think it
ought to be, for that would make the ques
tion a political one. I find, too, that the
prohibition amendment will be endangered
it the third party prohibitionists try to take I
the lead in pushing it. There is no objec- I
tion whatever to their taking part in the
campaign. Indeed, all temperance people J
ought to unite on the question, but if the li
third party attempts to lead in the work it ,"
will do much more harm than good.
COOPER WILL TAKE NO PART.
Senator Thomas V. Cooper was asked,
abont the continued reports that he would ?,
lead the liquor men's fight in the special fl
"I will lead nothing," decidedly re
snonded the Senator from Delaware. "I
will take no part in the campaign what--f
"Will the party machinery be used in
"Certainly not. It wouldn't be proper."
George vbn Bonnhorst, Chairman of the
Beimblican County Committee of Alle
gheny: was an interested listener to the poll i
tax debate in the lionse on Wednesday. .
"What do you thiuk of iU abolition?" hec
"I don'"t like it." he replied. "What1-
ought to be done is to make stricter laws for J
its collection. If a man doesn t thins
enough about voting to pay his tax, he
oughtn't to be allowed to vote. The abolition
of the poll tax will help the Democrats mora
than it will the Republicans."
THE TOLIi TAX BURDEN.
"In Harrisburg," said Editor McAlarney;,
of the Telegraph, "there are at least 700 or
800 voters whose taxes have to be paid for
them every year. I have often gone down
into my pocket 'to pay taxes for men who '
have a great.deal more money to pay taxes '
with than I have. Then there is a -large
section of our colored population that must
be looked-out for every year."
State Senator Gobin is mentioned by
friends as a possibility lor the Gubernatorial '
nomination, but the close run he had for his
Senatorial seat last tail will handicap him'
some. Mayor Fitler, of Philadelphia, whci
labors under the disadvantage of having
considered himself a candidate for President
at tHe Chicago convention, but who carries
with him all the prestige ol having given,
Philadelphia a pure administration, is also
reported to be in the race lor the Governor-!
ship. It was stated not long ago that he'
was a candidate for United States Senator!
and it is not unlikely that he may be readl
to accept either place should he be calleij
on. SuirsoN. I
Died, Rntbrr Than Lire In Canada. J
St. Lodis, February 9. It is rumorecj
here to-night that Henry Dieckman, the
absconding member of the Board of Trade;
committed suicide at Windsor, Canada, to-