Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 17, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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Are theUnhappy Samoan Islands
K Wrapped by the Action
of the Germans.
To Be in Operation Without Regard
to Any Nationality.
He Narrowly Escapes Capture and Tiial
Before a Military Tribunal American
Ships Were Prohibited From Landinc
Frcipht English and United States Ves
sels Boarded by German Armed Men
A Destructive Fire nt Apia Tho Ger
man Consul Blames It on tho Ameri
cans. The steamer Mariposa has arrived at San
Francisco with full advices of the situation
in Samoa. The German force have con
tinued to act in the most high
handed manner. English as well as
American rights have been repeat
edly trampled upon. Kb vessels
are allowed to land freight without submit
ting to an examination. The German Con
sul charges that Americans were implicated
in cansing a destructive fire at Apia.
Klein, the newspaper correspondent, ar
rived on board the steamer.
Sax Fkaxcisco, February 16. The
steamer Mariposa arrived here to-day from
Australia, by way of Samoa. The Mariposa
brings the first mail advices from the Sa
moian Islands since January 2, when the
preceding steamship of the Oceanic Line
left there. The Mariposa left the island of
Tnluila on February 1, and brings official
reports from the United States Consul and
American naval officers of the action of the
German naval forces in Samoa since the en
gagement of December 18 between the
natives and Germans, which were forwarded
in to-night's mail to Washington.
At the time of the departure of the Mari
posa, the necessity for the presence of the
American man-of-war ordered to the scene
is claimed to have been urgent, as the oper
ations of the Germans were directed more
against the American and English resi
dents than against Mataafa and his forces.
In the case of the latter chieftain, whom
the Germans affect to call a rebel, the Ger
man Consul visited his camp to indnce him
to accept the German rule, while in the
case of the American and Englishmen the
right to search the vessels and private
houses in Apia was embodied in official
A formal declaration of war against Ma
taafa was made br the German authorities
on January 19, and martial law established
for the entire islands. On the same day
English subjects were seized and taken on
board the German man-of-war. Instead of
war being prosecuted against Mataafa and
his followers, the Germans have neglected
them almost entirely, and Tiave confined
their operations against American and
English subjects.
Early in the month of January numbers
of Tamasese's Jmen began deserting, there
being mutiny by one of his most prominent
chicls, who decided that while it might ,bc
legitimate enough to fight against their own
people, yet they were not willing to join
with the Germans in fighting against the
natives of Samoa. Apia remained practi
cally deserted. The German officers from
the war ships and the German Consul made
daily trips along the beach in Apia, taking
observations of the Mataafa boats, which
were drawn up on the beach.
On the 18th of January a large boat con
taining Tamesese soldiers came fiom up the
coast and communicated with the German
warship Adler. The same night several
deserters from Tamasese's side went to the
camp of King Mataafa at Masigi and in
formed him that the rebels intended to make
a raid upon Apia on the following night,
and also assault Mataafa's party.
The Germans were to assist the rebels as
much as possible, and the American and
English residents were to be attacked
equally with Mataaia's men. The King at
once informed the American and English
residents in Apia of this fact, thus giving
the men. opportunity to prepare for an at
tack. Lieutenant Fillet, of the United
States marine corp, in charge of the ma
rine guard at the American Consulate, was
aroused bv the sentry on that night, and in
formed him that fire was in progress in Ma
With four marines he ran to the scene of
the file, about one mile away, and was one
of the first to arrive there." It was feared
that the residence of the German Consul,
Dr. Knappc, was in flames. In a few min
utes the fire had communicated to the Ger
man postoffice at the other end of the build
ing, and reaching across the street, the
flames attacked the German Consulate. A
large force of sailors from the United States
war snip Xipsic was sent ashore to fight the
A few minutes later a detachment from
the English warship Royalist arrived, and
a half tin hour afterward a large force of
sailors from the German warships Adler,
Olga and Eber arrived, each man carrying
a loaded rifle with fixed bayonet, while the
American and English sailors brought
pumps and axes. The fire in the meantime
had spread to the residence of Mr. Schmidt,
the German Vice Consul and Staadt Ham
burgholm. The American and English residents,
among the foremost being United States
Vice-Consul Blacklock, tough t the fire,
which was only destroying German prop
erty.until they were nearly exhausted. The
American and English sailors worked until
overcome by heat, carrying water, using
arcs and saving property belonging to the
German traders and planters.
The store of Grevsmuhl and the large
store and residence of A. Shue were de
stroyed, as well as the court house, jail,
three small German dwellings, several
native houses and native churches. "While
the fire was in progress Consul Knappe de
clared he thought the occurrence was en
tirely accidental, due to the carelessness of
severai black laborers, brought from other
islands to work ou the German plantations,
and who were hanging about his residence
at the time.
Within five or six hours later, however,
Consul Knappe expressed himself that the
American anil English residents of Apia
were implicated in the affair. Consul
Kuappc established his offices on the prem
ises ot the German Planting and Trading
Company. The German warship Eber
sailed for Auckland on the 12th, takingjthe
dispatches to be sent to the German govern
ment concerning tbe burning ot the con
sulate. A Mataafa native was publicly whipped
in the afternoon in the presence of many
American, English, natives and a few Ger
mans lor having told tbe German Consul's
clerk in the streets a few days before that
Mataafa men would soon have bis head.
On January 15 a boat belonging to ex
United States Vice Consul E. L. Hamilton,
manned by two natives, was seized by an
armed boat from the German ship Adler
while in neutral water of Apia harbor.
The boat was afterward released, and when
an explanation was demanded by Consul
Blacklock Consul Knappe replied that it
was because the boat had not displayed any
national flag. The English merchant
steamer Itichmond arrived in Apia .harbor
sbortlv before dark on the 18th, but the Vice
Consul received no news, and the Ameri
cans were left in the dark as to the intention
of the American Government to protect its
At 1 o'clock on the morning of January
19 the llichniond was boarded by a crew of
armed men from'the Adler.althoughan armed
German boat had been watching her about
100 yards distant from the moment she
arrived. The officer in command of the
former boat informed the Captain of the
Richmond that war had been declared by
the Germans against Samoa, that the harbor
had been blockaded and that martial law
had been declared in Samoa.
The Captain was further told that no
freight would be allowed to be taken from
the itichmond unless taken directly to the
wharf of the German Trading and Planting
Company, where it could he opened and the
propriety of admitting it to Samoa would be
passed upon by Hcrr Beckmanu, manager
of the German firm, and a person who was
in no way connected with the German Gov
ernment in an official capacity.
This proceeding on the part of the Ger
man warship verified the belief that the Ger
man Consul had received important news
from his Government. At daylight on the
morning of the 19th a small boat from the
Adler -was seen anchored about 100- yards
astern of the Richmond for the pnrpose of
preventing any freight being landed, and
also to interrupt any boats going to or
coming from the vessel, and ascertain the
reason ot their presence in the neighbor
hood of the ship.
Soon after 9 o'clock in the morning the
following proclamation, printed in English
and German, hut not in Samoan, was issued
by the German Consul:
By order of the Imperial German Govern
ment 1 herewith proclaim the state of war for
Samoan Islands. Any assistance to rebels
will be punished by martial law, irre
spective of any nationality. Introduction of
contraband goods of war is prohibited. All
vessels and boats are liable to be searched by
the authorities. -The police of Apia henceforth
will act under Instructions from the Imperial
German Government. Residents of Apia are
requested to assist in keeping law and order.
Dr. Knappe. Imperial German Consul
Apia, January 19, 1&59.
This peculiarly worded document was
looked upon with surprise by the United
States Vice Consul, and the British Consul.
The Germans proceeded to act in accord
ance with the spirit of the proclamation.
Half an hour after the document had been
issued a boat belonging to H. S. Moors, an
American merchant, which had gone along
side of the Itichmond to secure freieht, was
seized by the German vessel. When the
fact of the seizure was reported to Vice
Consul Blacklock some time afterwards, he
at once communicated with Captain Mullan,
who wrote to Captain Fritze, of the Adler,
demanding an explanation of the seizure,
and asking that the boat be at once released.
The German captain replied that Ger
many had declared war against Samoa, and
that Mr. Moors' boat was'seized because he
had refused to land his goods at the German
wharf, and allow them to be examined by
Mr. Becker, of the German service. At 3
o'clock in the afternoon the German cap
tain gave his consent that the boat be re
leased, and allowed Moors to land a few
head of cattle and sheep at his own wharf,
but insisted that all other live freight be
landed at the wharf of the German firm.
Vice Consul Blacklock addressed a letter
to Consul Knappe, requesting him to ex
plain in plain terms whether Germany had
declared war against Samoa and also if
martial law existed.
After several hours the German Consul
sent a reply, saying that, "By order of the
Imperial Government the German Consul
has proclaimed martial law for Samoa un
til further orders." No reference was made
in the letter as to the declaration of war.
Captain Mullan thereupon called upon
Captain Fritze and inquired if war had or
had not been declared by Germany.
The German Captain informed Cap
tain Mullan that war had not
been declared by Germany. When the
officer from the 2f ipsic had occasion to pay
an official visit to the Adler, some hours
later Captain Fritze once more changed his
statement, and told the American officer
that war had been declared, al soon after
ward wrote a letter to tbe same effect to
Captain Mullane.
Up to this time Captain Hand of the
Royalist, had taken no action toward pro
tecting the Richmond against the acts of
the Germans. King Mataafa and his chiefs
were not disposed to begin operations against
the Germans, on hearing the declaration
of war, until at least after the arrival of the
Oceanic Steamship Company mail steamer
due January 27 at Tuluila.
The SamOans hoped that the steamer
would bring news from the American Gov
ernment, as well as the arrival of Consul
General Sewall, in the belief that he would
have authority to uphold American rights
in faamoa. un tne aiternoon ot tbe 20th
the British ship Longfellow arrived in port
from Pauline Islands, bound for Queens
town and London with guano, having
been obliged to put in for provis
ions. She was immediately boarded by a
crew of an armed boat from the Adler, fol
lowed a moment later by a boat from the
Royalist. The German officer stated he was
not instructed to keep guard on the vessel
and the Royalist officer not having positive
orders, and the Longfellow's captain having
not yet been able to visit the British Consul
and prove that his papers were clear, the
British naval officer withdrew.
The Germans kept armed men and officers
on board until morning, when the Longfel
low's captain, having proved his papers to
be clear, the Royalist sent an armed boat to
the ship and forced the German guard to
leave. An indemnity bond having been
"given the Germans by the Captain of the
Richmond the vessel was given permission
to land her freight at the German wharf.
Mr. Moors was not allowed to land three
barrels of cement at his own wharf and
therefore declined to receive it.
A proclamation was issued by the British
Consul on the afternoon of January 20, in
which all the British subjects in Samoa
were notified that notwithstanding the
proclamation of the German Consul declar
ing martial law, they were subject solely to
the jurisdiction of Her Majesty the Queen,
and the authority of himself, 'and also of
high commission sitting at Fiji.
Within two hours after the English Con
sul's proclamation had been issued Captain
Fritze had issued a counter proclamation
notifying the British subjects that, not
withstanding the proclamation just issued
by the British Consul, all English subjects
in Samoa were under martial law, and that
if they should in any way interfere -vith
German authorities, they would be tried by
inartial law.
An armed guard from the Adler went on
Coard of the Richmond, arrested an English
tourist named Gillan while he was in his
bath, and without giving him time to put
on his stockings, but merely his coat and
trousers, took him on board the Olga. The
consul, Goetelseon, and Captain Hald were
informed of Gillan's arrest, and went on
board the Olga and demanded an explana
tion. Captain Ehradt said Gillan had been
arrested because it was believed he was a
The German Captain was told that unless
he sent the prisoner on board the Richmond
at once an armed boat from the Royalist
would go to Olga and take him off theship.
Gillan was returned to the Richmond with
out delay. Consul Goctloseon has informed
his Government of the fact that an armed
German boat forcibly took a British subject
from under the English flag.
Vice Consul Blacklock addressed a letter
to Dr. Knappe on the 21st asking positively
whether the Imperial German Government
had declared war against Samoa, and also
why King Mataafa and his men were re
ferred to by the German Consul as rebels.
To this the German Consul replied that the
German Government had declared war
against Mataafa and his followers, and that
they were referred to as rebels because they
had rebelled against Tamasese, who had
been recognized as King of Samoa by the
German Government.
In the afternoon the Richmond left for
Tahiti, her captain declaring that he in
tended bringing heavy claims against the
German Government for detention. A
proclamation was issned on the morning of
January 21 by Vice Consul Blacklock, in
which he announces that having been
informed by the German Consul
that the German Government had
declared war against Mataafa and bis
followers, he notified all citizens of the
United States that they were forbidden to
take part in any hostile operationson either
side and that as long as they remained non
combatants they were entitled to personal
immunity and protection.
The German Consul went to Mataafa's
camp and was received bythelatter's chiefs.
Mataafa not appearing, the German Consul
told them a declaration of W3r and
establishment of martial law had been
directed against American and English
residents ot Samoa, who had been
giving Mataafa evil advice and assist
ance against the Germans, who were
only anxious to he good friends with
all Samoans. In case Mataafa and his peo
ple refused to make peace, said the German
Consul, the Emperor of Germany has.given
hini authority to send for all men-of-war,
soldiers and cannon he desired to make war.
The chiefs informed the consul they
wonld make no terms of peace unless a
promise was given in writing, made in the
presence of the consuls, that Tam
asese and Brandeis be sent out
of the country, and assurances
given that Germany would not attempt to
take advantage of King Mataafa and bis
government after it had oeen established.
Therefore they asked for two weeks in which
to consider the German Consul's proposition.
Bismarck's Man Wnntcd to Try the Ameri
canHo Escapes In nn American
Steamer His Account of Ger
many's Dolncs in Samoa.
San Francisco, February 16. The
steamer Mariposa arrived here to-day from
Samoa.havingon board J.C.Klein.the Amer
ican newspaper correspondent who has fig
ured in the Berlin dispatches as having led
the natives in the recent battle with the
Germans on the island, but who claims to
have witnessed the fisht as a non-combatant
in his capacity as correspondent.
When martial law was declared on the
Islands by the Germans an attempt was
made by the latter to seize Klein, but he
was rescued by the Americans and took
passage on the ocean steamer Mariposa for
this port. When the Mariposa left Samoa,
the islands were still under martial law,
and German aggression had become very
marked, and is claimed to have been
directed against Americans as well as na
tives. The Mariposa left the Samoan Islands on
February 1. On that date none of the Ameri
can men-of-war ordered to go to the islands
had arrived, and the Germans, under the
operation of martial law, were in complete
control of the islands, and had commenced a
search of all vessels in Samoan waters; but,
after seizing an English tourist named Gil
lan, on the steam packet Richmond, from
Auckland, Captain Hand.of the English war
ship Royalist, ordered the man released, and
prepared for action. The Germans released
Gillan on this demand.
Goods which trrived on the Richmond
for American merchants at Apia the Ger
mans would not permit to be landed unless
they were taken to a German stoiehouse and
passed upon by a German official. The
Samoan Times was suppressed on January
19 for stating that bnt for German support
all of the Samoans would join Mataafa, and
that unless Bismarck was deceived he
would not attempt to force his unpopular
rule on the country. Prior to this Mr.
Cusack, the editor, was fined 5100 for re
printing certain American newspaper press
comments on the Samoan situation.
Captain Fritze, the German Kaval Com
mander, on January 23 issued an order in
structing all tfie residents of Apia to turn
over all guns or ammunition held bv them,
and proclaimed right ot search. Captain
Mullan, of the American man-of-war
Kipsic, protested against this action, stating
that the American Government had never
recognized Tamasese, and that no power
would allow them to seize arms unless used
against a friendly nation. German troops,
acting as police in Apia, attempted to arrest
Klein, but on the advice of the United
States Consul he went on board the Nipsic.
On January 28 Captain Fritze mane a
demand on Captain Mullan to release Klein
that he might be tried before a German
miiitary tribunal. Captain Mullan replied
that he proposed to protect all American
citizens in Samoa and that Klein would not
be surrendered for trial, and on February 1
ne placed mm on tne Mariposa.
He Hopes for a Peaceful Solution of Af
fairs la Samoa.
Washington, February 16. When
shown the advices received from Samoa by
steamer arriving at San Francisco to-day,
Secretary Bayard to-night said that Cap
tain Leary, of the Kipsic, had acted sensi
bly in taking care of Klein, the correspond
ent. Regarding this man there seems to be
a misunderstanding on the part of .the Ger
man officials. Quite naturally exasperated
by the killing of their countrymen, they
had fallen into the error of supposing that
Klein was the leader of the native forces,
and had wished to punish him. Therelore,
he was glad that Klein had gotten back
safely to the United States. Of the other
events chronicled in the dispatch, the Sec
retary pointed out that since its date tele
graphic advices showed that martial law
had been abolished so far as it applied to
foreigners, and that the German officials
had been rebuked.
He had noticed in the newspapers
(although he had no official information on
the -subject) that the German Consul.
. Knappe, and Herr Brandeis, Tamasese's
UUViaci, uu, UUWiUlUg tu OUU1C UUWUIllS
had been responsible for fomenting strife,
had been ordered home by the German
Government. If this was true, the state of
affairs promised to be much relieved.
Altogether Secretary Bayard was hopeful
that a speedy, peaceful and satisfactory
settlement of Samoan affairs would be
reached, he had, he said, received no
news from Samoa later than that sent to
Congress and already published.
The Consul Openinc IT. S. Mails Ad Officer
Expects War.
San Francisco, February 16. John
Christafferson, paymaster of the American
man-of-war Nipsic, returned from Samoa on
the Mariposa, having obtained leave of ab
sence. He expressed himself as believing
that affairs would end vin war unless
action is quickly taken by the American
Government. Close watch has to be kept
on the German war vessels to prevent any
overt act on their part, while the Americans
on land are compelled to put up with re
peated insults from the German portion of
the population.
It is openly charged in the islands that
Dr. Knappe. who has charge of the post-
office, opens the United States mails, only
delivering mose ue jees hi. .dom .Ameri
can and British citizens at Samoa have
denounced Knappe. Personal feeling
aeainst him is verv bitter. It
is even declared that Knappe had'
succeeded in obtaining tne United mates
Government's secret cipher, for in a num
ber of instances when the Government dis
patches of a private nature had been sent
through the department, it has afterward
been discovered that they had been tam
pered with.
But His Many. Enemies Are Hard at
"Work in an Endeavor to Force
The Trouble in Prance is the Cause of
Anxiety in Berlin, and
The German Troops Are to be XlaneuTered aslfFer
Immediate War.
Bismarck's organs deny that there is any
truth in the report that he will retire from
the Chancellorship. Nevertheless his
enemies are making strong efforts to dis
place him in the Emperor's favor. A
change in the Government is impending in
some respects at least. The French situa
tion is the cause of much trouble.
Berlin, February 16. The semi-official
press, after initiating and fomenting excite
ment over the rumored intention of Prince
Bismarck to retire from public life, now
turn round and declare that the agitation
has a purely artificial origin. The hints
thrown out regarding his successor were
obviously designed to influence the Nation
alists to return to that absolute submission
to the Chancellor, against which recently
they have been inclined to rebel.
But apart from the allusions of the semi
official press, several coincident facts have
pointed to coming eventful changes in the
Government. The public, discussion of the
probable results of a diminution of Prince
Bismarck's functions has not produced that
general alarm which it was hoped it would
create, so instructions appear to have been
given to the Chancellor's organs to mini
mize the importance of the current report.
There is nothing in it all; say! the Co
logne Gazette, or at the best it is mere pot
house chatter. The Prince is well and pos
sesses the fullest confidence of the Kaiser.
No one in the country, excepting, perhaps,
Herr Kichter, thinks he will either dis
place or overthrow him. No earnest politi
cal party would disturb itself by debating
the chances of the Chancellor's retirement.
The Forth German Gazette to-day takes a
less scornful tone. It refers to the all-absorbing
interest of the topic and finds an
explanation for the ferment or the press in
the supposed semi-official origin of the arti
cle published in the Hamburg Nachrichten
and quoted thence by the North German
Gazette, which gave unwonted prominence
to said article. The paper now declares that
it was not written, as was surmised, by any
one in Prince Bismarck's entourage. Its
suggestions that Count Waldersee would be
the Chancellor's successor in nowise ema
nated from the Wilhelm Strasse.
The conclusion drawn from these contra
dictions is that Prince Bismarck, no matter
what momentary inclination he may have
had to withdraw from the worries of official
life, he now means to cling to every post he
The discussion has had an all-important
result in revealing the expectations of
the Imperial circle regarding the Govern
ment after the departure of Bismarck. The
Emperor has not concealed from his inti
mate circle his, conviction that Bismarck
cannot be displaced.
When he chooses to retire the Emperor
will not appoint another Seichskanter.
The Emperor believes that he himself ought
to exercise the functions of Chancellor with
a soldier statesman as Adlatos. The refer
ence to a soldier statesman points to Count
Waldersee, concerning whom Prince Bis
marck's organs continue to advise the Na
tionalists to cultivate mistrust.
The Trau Sckau Wan proverb is thrust
upon the Government groups as a watch
word. Herr Fischer, a Nationalist deputy
and the Burgomaster of Augsbourg, has
written a letter to the Augsbourg Abendpost,
explaining what incited Prince Bismarck
to warn the Nationalists. The Nationalist
Committee recently addressed to a number
of members of the group a letter advising
great prudence and reserve in their attitude
toward the internal policy of the Chancellor,
whose declining powers, said the letter, be
come more and more apparent.
Bismarck got hold of a copy of the letter
and raised a hurricane about it, blaming
the committee for its treachery. He would
have disrupted the committee, but he finally
selected a line of action aiming to show the
party that his powers were unshaken and
that the country could not do without him.
An open collision between Bismarck and
Waldersee is anticipated over the artillery
credits during tne debate in the Kcicbstag
early in March. The report of Waldersee,
now before theBundesrath, demands a large
extra credit. Bismarck opposes the demand,
and Schellendorf sides with the Chancellor,
denying that there is any necessity for the
amount Waldersee recommends. The Em
peror is undecided, but he shows a tendency
in favor of Waldersee.
Whether the internal crisis bursts into an
open rupture or not, the fact is certain that
the influence of Count Waldersee over the
Emperor grows, while that of Prince Bis
marck wanes. Count von Schellendorfs
long pending withdrawal from the War
Office will be hastened by the dispute. The
Waldersee circle announce that his succes
sor will be General Kaltenboen-Stachan.
The resignation of Dr. Von Schilling,
Prussian Minister of Justice, is also im
minent. He has compromised his position
by an imprudent speech in the Landtag and
by want of judgment. In responding for
the members of the Reichstag, whea chal
lenged by the Progressist, Hermes, in the
Unterhaus, regarding the Geffcken docu
ments, Dr. Von Schilling had the im
prudence to question the right of the
Landtag to interfere and referred them to
his statements in the Reichstag.
Progressist Munkel had the House with
him in the vindication of the right of the
Landtag to demand explanations. The po
sition of Herr von Scbolz, Minister of
Finance, is also shaken on account of the
taxation proposals which cause dissatisfac
tion to both the Agrarian and industrial
parties. The Tagblatt mentions Herr
Miquel as likely to be appointed Finance
The statement that the Czar and a Russian
squadron will visit Kiel in June is doubt
ful. The officials state that the arrange
ments for the visit are incomplete. The
Emperor's programme is unsettled, except
ing a reception to King Humbert in May.
He desires to go to England prior to be
ginning the round of work involved in re
ceiving return visits from the Czar and Em
peror Francis Joseph, and the kings of
Italy, Denmark and Sweden. The Schloss
Friedrichskron, where Emperor Frederick
died, is being prepared for the reception of
the imperial family in April.
The Emperor tested the working efficiency
of the Spandau garrison on Wednesday. He
appeared unexpectedly. The call to arms
sounded through the fortress and in a few
minutes officers were at their posts. The
Emperor was greatly pleased and coneratu
lated the men and officers. To-day he gave
a farewell audience to the Morocco mission.
He entrusted the members of the mission
with a number of costly presents for the
Snltan. The mission will go to Essen as
the guests of Herr Krupp.and will negotiate
for the purchase of guns. A special Ger
man mission will be sent to Morocco.
Count Herhert Bismarck daily receives
long cipher dispatches from the German
Embassyat Paris, and goes personally to
present them to the Emperor. If the for
eign officials faithfully reflect their chief's
opinion the gloomiest. view is taken as to
the results of the French crisis.
General Boulanger is considered to be
master of the situation. It is probable that
the pending arrangements for tbe autumn
maneuvers in Westphalia will, be changed
so as to convert the maneuvers intd a warn
ing demonstration along the frontier. The
plans, which have already been approved by
the Emperor, include pontooning operations
between Mannheim and Phillipsbnrg, after
witnessing which the Emperor would fix his
headquarters at Munster for the maneuvers
of the Westphalian and Hanoverian corps.
The amended programme fixes his head
quarters at Mannheim. The Wurtemberg
and Bavarian contingent will share in the
demonstration, if it is decided upon. The
press, of nil shades of opinion, take a pes
simistic view of the outlook. .
Captain Wissman to-day bade his rela
tives farewell at Halle and started for
Brindisi, whence he will go to Zanzibar.
Dr. Stoecker's action against Court Chap
lain Witte has been rejected by the Con
sistory. Dr. Stocker asked that disciplinary
measures be taken against the court
chaplain for lying in the Consistory. Be
sides refusing to reprimand Court Chaplain
Witte, it is iikelv that the Consistory will
subject Dr. Stoeckcr himself to discipline.
Herr Hassclman, formerly a Socialist
deputy in the Reichstag, has returned from
America and started in business in Ham
burg. J
Appropriations Recommended for Charitable
and Educational Institutions.
HABBI8BUBG, February 16. The House
Committee on Appropriations has thus far
acted favorably on the following appropria
tions: For maintenance of soldiers' orphan schools
for two years from next June, 1500,000; Erie Sol
diers' Home, $187,300; Western Penitentiary,
for salaries and improvements, 141.000; to
transport soldiers to Gettysburg during tbe
dedication of monuments, $50,000; Pittsburg
Homeopathic Medical and Surgical Hospital,
to cover deficits and maintenance. $47,000; for
settlement ot militarv claims, $15,000; Allegheny
General Hospital, 516,000; Pennsylvania Insti
tution for Instruction of the Blind, Philadel
phia, $102,000; Eastern Penitentiary, $43,000;
Northern Home for Friendless Children,
for repairs and maintenance. 15,000;
Board of Charities, 814.600: School of
Industrial Art, Philadelphia, $20,000; Medico
Chirurgical Society, Philadelphia, $30000; State
Board of Agriculture, 9,000; enlarging bUrial
vault of Scott Legion, Philadelphia, $3,000; to
establish State boundry lines. $3,000; to provide
for Archaeloglcal Survey. $8,000; Home for
Friendless. Erie, $5,000: for Huntingdon
Reformatory until the regular appropriation is
made, $3,000: preparing atlas on which Con
gressional, Judicial and Legislative districts
are to be outlined, $3,000.
Bills have been negatived appropriating
$200,000 for the erection of a State lunatic
hospital at Beaver; ?27,200 to purchase the
William Penn farm, and 10,000 to Hamot
Hospital, Erie, and 20,000 to Wills' Eye
Hospital, Philadelphia.
Stanley Leads to tho Finish, With Ton
Blamon Second.
New York, February 16. The contest
of women on bicycles, which began en Mon
day last, ended at midnight to-night with
these scores: Stanley, 621; Von Blumen,
92; Oakes, 522; Suallor, 515; Lewis, 490;
Baldwin, 480; Hart, 401; Woods, 377; Mc
Shane, 372; Armaindo, 273; Brown, 237.
Miss Stanley's record of eight hours a day
for six days is tbe best by her sex. The
fastest 25 miles were covered by Armaindo.
They were done in 100 minutes. The best
hour's work was that by Jessie Oakes. of
14 miles and 7 laps, or within ten laps of 15
umes. j: uny per cent oi me gue receipts
will be divided among the first seven in the
The amount taken in during the week
was $10,212, and the girls share 4,084.
Miss Stanley receives 1,634; Miss Von Blu
men, $317; Miss Oakes, $613; Miss Suallor,
$408; Miss Lewis, $327; Miss Baldwin, $204,
and Miss Hart, 83. The manager gave
Miss Armaindo 300 and to Miss Woods,
Miss McShane and Miss Brown $50 each.
Resolutions Outlining a Quantity of Very
Desirable Lesl'lntlon.
Washington, Pa., February 16. The
Farmers' Institute to-day heartily indorsed
the meat inspection bill now before the
Legislature. A resolution was adopted
protesting against the passage of the reve
nue bill prepared by the convention of
County Commissioners at Erie, for the
reason that it would result in the taxing of
sheep, wool-growing being an industry al
ready reduced to a very low standard of
profit. A report was made favoring a road
law providing for the election of two road
commissioners in each county in the State
and the appointment of a third by the Court
of Quarter Sessions, the latter a civil en
gineer, whose dutv it would be to act as
road and bridge viewer, their compensation
to be 3 per day for every day necessarily
employed in the discharge of their duties.
The bill will probably be substituted for
the measure introduced by Senator McLain,
of this county. Unless this is done there is
but little hope for its passage in the present
Discharged Laborers Are Preparing to
Leave the Isthmus.
Panama, February 15. A large num
ber of laborers have been discharged from
the canal works, the majority of whom left
for the West Indies, Costa Rica and
Chili. A limited amount of work continues
to be done on all sections of the canal, and
total suspension is not expected until the
middle of March.
On the Hth instant the contractors' em
ployes were paid off. The amount of their
pay aggregated between 300,000 and 400,000
silver dollars, A great many people are
leavingthe isthmus. Perfect order prevails.
Congressman Peters Calls It the Morass of
Political Dishonesty.
Washington, February 16. In the
House to-day, during the discussion of the
Sostofficc appropriation bill, Mr. Peters, of
Kansas, characterized the civil service law
as the froth of political economy, the morass
of political honesty and the excelsior of
political hyppcrisy."
Half Kates to Washington, Via Pennsyl
vania Railroad,
Allowing stop off in Baltimore in order to
afford visitors to the inauguiation all privi
leges and at the same time give the benefits
of the very low rates which have been fixed
for the occasion. The Pennsylvania Railroad
Company will sell excursion tickets to
Washington on February 25, 26, 27,28,
March 1,2,3 and4,from all stations on its sys
tem at a single fare for the round trip. These
tickets will admit of a stop off in Baltimore,
in either or both directions, thus enabling
the passengers by this route to visit both
cities. The retnrn coupons of the excursion
tickets are valid for use until and including
March 7. This rate, in view of the liberal
conditions it bears, and the magnificent ser
vice which the Pennsylvania Railroad
affords, is the lowest ever offered nnder
similar circumstances'. For information as
to the movement of regnlar and special
trains, and for special rates from each sta
tion, apnly to ticket agent of the company.
Good News for Monday.
Here is good news for men who need a
new snit of clothes. On Monday we will
sell about 320 men's fine tailor-made suits
in checks, stripes and broken-plaids, at the
extremely low price of $6 00. These suits arc
well-made, cut in all sizes, and well worth
15. It's a sale we intend shall last for to
morrow only, so come and take yonr choice
of these suits, over 30 styles to select from,
at 6 00. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Dia
mond sts., opp. the new Court House. Ex
tra, jluu styles ot men s English worsted
pants at $i 24, wortn $j w. if. u. u. u
Eeview of the Friday Evening Con
cert of the Mozart Club.
How the Soloists Acquitted Themselves
From a Critical Point of View.
Rarely has a finer audience' turned out
for one of the Mozart Club's regular con
certs than that which comfortably filled Old
City Hall on Friday evening. It was a
rarely good programme, too, that was of
fered. Here it is:
Schubert Overture (Kosamnnde.)
i Recitative "Anil God said: Let the
Alr-'Rolllng in Foaming Billows."
Mr. John B. Trapp.
Mozart-"Al deslo dl chl t'adora."
Mrs. Mathllde Henkler.
Smart "The Bride orDunkerron."
(Dramatic Cantata.)
Dramatis Persona;.
The Sea Maiden Mrs. J. Sharpe McDonald
Dunkerron Mr. Paul Zimmerman
BeaKlng Mr. E. H. Hermit:
Storm spirits, sea maidens and serfs.
The beautiful Schubert overture received,
ail in all, about the best rendition yet given
by the club's semi-amateur orchestra of any
entire work in the larger forms. Except
for the noticeable deficiency in the
first violins, the body of tone was
smoother, more sonorous and better
balanced than ever before; the presence of
three contra-basses and the unusual ex
cellence of the violas and the lower brass
account for much of the improvement. The
wood-wind especially distinguished itself
in the dainty naive melody (the third full
fledged tune of the overture) that flitted about
in little duets among the reeds, flutes and
horns. The general average of the accom
paniments gets higher with each con
cert; many individual points were made
and quite frequently the general smooth
press and finish ot the work was surprising in
view of all the disadvantages under
which this orchestra labors. At the same
time much remains to he done. More fre
quent tuning np would have Improved
the strings, though some faulty intonation
was doubtless caused by nervousness. The
ideal of soft, but firm, accompaniment is yet a
long way off; and more full rehearsals will have
to be held if rapid and complicated passages
are to bo cleanly played.
Mr. Trapp displayed a voice of much reson
nance and good range, and mostly of pleasing
quality; in the last section of the familiar
"Creation" aria to the words "Softly purl
ins," etc. he sang with taste and expressive
ness. That is about as far as fayonble com
ment can go for him; a distressing disregard
for the pitch and a lack of spiritand vigor of
style are the worst points against him. Mrs.
Henkler sang very sweetly and purely tho
lovely aria that Mozart wrote for Ferrarese
del Bene to sing at tho repetition ot "Figaro"
in 17S9, three years after the first production.
The utter absence of attempts at display in
Mrs. Henklcr's style and the fluency of her
vocalization deserve a special woro.
Henry Smart's cantata is decidedly one of
the beSt works of that class yet programmed
by the Mozart club. It was written for
the Birmingham Festival of 18G1 and
has maintained an honored place on the con
cert stage ever since. Its dramatic text and
construction, its foundation of clear,
logical form, its superstructure of
striking harmony, broad and inherently
beautiful melody, skillfully written voice parts
(solo or chorus) and singularly effective
orchestration, merit much more detailed con
sideration than it is possible to give this morn
ing. The performance of this exceptionally inter
esting work by the chorus was of no little
excellence in the main. A few at
tacks were ragged; vianistimo was
very rarely attained; the bass were
unusually weak and uncertain in many places;
apd the pitch was quite lost in the beautiful
major close of the stormy minor chorus "Sown!
where the cold waters creep." The pood
points would take too long to enumerate: suffice
it to say that the energy, spirit and hard-working
quality of the chorus was apparent in most
parts of the exceedingly difficult score, here
and there scoring points of great effect.
The solo work was uniformly alone the best
capabilities of the three singers above
named, whose fitness for their trying
parts could probably not be ccnialejl by
any other trio of local singers. Each has been
too frequently commented upon in this column
to keep the presses waiting for a recapitula
tion oi their sterling qualities.
No one more than the present writer could
appreciate the kind thoughtfulness that
prompts people to try to lighten his labors by
sending in readymade opinions upon
tbe high merits of this or that
concert, or of some individual per
former therein, or of this"school-girl pianist or
that infant prodigy with tbe fiddle. But it has
become necessary again to remind these well
meaning friends that printed musical opinion
has determinate value only when one knows
tho writer of it and can determine his quali
fications for forming an opinion. It all comes
back to the personal responsibility of the
Such individual responsibility is the corner
stone of this particular musical column. ' A
single writer is responsible for all opinions ad
vanced in it, be they good, bad or indifferent;
and he is naturally chary about fathering the
opinions of others, though always glad to hear
them, and, in argumentative matters, to print
them with due credit to their source. In criti
cal notices of musical performances, it rarely,
if ever, comes within tbe policy ruling this
column to print other opinions than those of
the writer himself and be cannot pass critical
judgment on what he has not personally heard.
It is requested, therefore, that musical notes
sent to this office be confined strictly to tbe
limits of the news item, tbe mere statement of
facts: matters of opinion f n such notes are cus
tomarily stricken out and their presence calls
for an editorial revision which tbe writer is
occasionally too much hurried to bestow. This
will explain the entire omission of many items
that the senders may have fancied were left
out from other motives.
"The applause and enthusiasm of the public
at large are no doubt our chief aim, but we are
more truly invigorated and rewarded by the
genuine approbation of those whose genius we
prize, and who thoroughly understand and ap
preciate us." n eoer.
Crotchets and Quavers.
Mb. William M. Stevenson, the local
tenor and teacher, sings in concert at the
Greensburg Opera House to-morrow (Monday)
Miss E. C. Sohenck; a pupil of that much
respected master, S. B. Miller, of New York, is
the latest accession to Pittsburg's battalion of
piano teachers.
Me. C. D. Carter's prize song, "The
Stream." was sung by Mme. Maigille at Sher
wood's last piano recital in Chickering Hall,
New York, and warmly encored.
D'irector Phil T. Wise has, it is said, en
gaged five non-union players to enlarge the
Bijou orchestra for "Nadjy" and "Ermlnie"
this week. They were not to be bad in the M.
21. P. U. Another straw.
The choirs of St John's and St. Paul's
Lutheran Churches, led by Mr. H.P. Ecker
and assisted by Mr. CSas. Corcoran, gave a con
cert last Monday evening in the Fourth Ward
School Hall, Allegheny.
THE Apollo Quartet was born and baptized
only last night; tbe members are not musical
infants, however. Their well-known names
are Joseph A. Voce!, George H. Brown. J.
Harry Horner and Edward H. Dermitt, with
John Fntcbard as accompanist. They will
sing for the Grand Army reunion at to be held
at Du Bois, Pa., next Tuesday afternoon and
A successful concert come off last Thurs
day evening in the Buena Vista Street M. E.
Church, Allegheny. Post 128 Choir (mislead
ingly announced on the bills as "Members of
The Mozart Club"), led by Mr. E. H. Der
mitt, together with Mrs. Mathildo Henkler,
Miss Irene Sample, Miss Mamie Reuck and
the new Apollo Quartet constituting tho per
formance. A sacked concert for the benefit of the
Hebrew poor of the city will be given at La
fayette Hall this evening. Rev. Bernstein. Rev.
Alter. Mr. J. Kornblum and the Gemert and
Guenther Orchestra are to take part. The
curious orthography of the programme prom
ises, among many other things, a "Song from
Lucia di Lamoremore," and a "March
Prophet, Mayer Bere." '
The Monongahela Choral Club, of the like
named town np the river, is rehearsing Barn
ey's "The Lord is King" (Forty-second Psafm),
a work of some importance. Tho club num
bers some 60 or more voices, is in its second
season, and, under the direction of Mr. Charles
Davis Carter, of Pittsburg, donbtless accom
plishes good missionary work among the na
tives of "Hazzardville."
"Will Mr.' Stelnway, In making dates for Dr.
Hans von Buelow's precious fow American
concerts this spring, please bear In mind what
Plttsbnrg has done for his Rosenthal venture?
And that it was also the best patron of the
American Opera Company last year that. In
short, Pittsburg Is still hungry where others
are sated, and U able and willing to pay liber
ally for the biggest musical attractlono?
They had a great time up in Quebec the
other day welcoming Albanl, to whom one
paper referred as "a lady born in our Province,
and beyond all doubt the greatest prima donna
now living, though five years ago, perhaps, she
would ungrudgingly have given place toPatti."
That "perhaps" is good. As a bunch of press
notices have been sent to The Dispatch from
Quebec, our town Is probably upon the route of
the Canadian singer's triumphal progress.
The veteran impressario. Max Maretzen,
was royally feted at the great testimonial
tendered him at the Metropolitan last Tuesday
in recognition of his hair-century ot service in
the cause of opera. Ho first prodnced in this
coumry "Prophet," "Africaine," Trovatore."
"Traviata," "Rlgoletto," "Faust," "Mignon"
and "La Jnive." It seems increditable that one
should be living yet who can remember seeipg
on the a play bill " -Trovatore,' first timer'
The Swedish National Ladies' Concert Com
pany, assisted by "Mr. Edmund T. Phelan,
humorist and mimic, will appear at Old City
Hall next Tuesday evenfng'. If apparently
credible reports be correct, the eight pretty
Swedish singers in their national costumes
offer not merely a novel pleasure to tbe eye but
delight the "hearing, as well, with a unique
variety of musio upon a higher plane than is
customary with such strolling troupes. The
Redpath Lyceum Bureau has charge of tbe
The Mendelssohn Club, of tho East End,
will make its first public appearance in a con
cert announced for next Friday evening at
Gymnasium Hall. Mr. J. P. McColIum is di
rector of this chorus, which numbers already
109 voices, and has under way an amateur
orchestral annex, which may assist in the
coming concert. The choral numbers include
Ries' 15-minute cantata "Morning." Gounod's
psalm, "By Babylon's Wave," and several lesser
part songs, etc Solo parts will be sustained by
Mrs. Adah S. Thomas, Mrs. Palmer, Mr.Robert
B, Smith and Mr. F. W. Beart.
The Mozart Club will get to work at once to
prepare Mendelssohn's great oratorio, ','Elijah"
for the spring concert. There is some talk of
cutting out about one-third of the score and
prefixing a light symphony. This lorthosajce
of variety, presumably. But can nothing be
done for the sako of art? Serious music-lovers
have a right to hear lrom our leading society
each year at least one work of oratorio rank,
and to hear it in its integrity. Tho omission of
the Christmas "Messiah" performance showed
enough timidity for one season. To keep truly
a leading position in anything takes courage,
Though it does not appear that she ever
slipped a piece of ico down Lum Turn's royal
back. Mrs. Alice J. Shaw, siffleuse, has really
whistled several times for the Prince of Wales.
It is upon this fact and tbo ensuing social suc
cess on both sides of the water that Mrs.
Shaw's repute as a professional whistler is, no
doubt, principally based. What other basis it
may have curious Pittsburgers may discover
by going to bear her at Lafayette Hall next
Saturday evening. Signor Tagliapietra, tho
famous baritone, with various lesser lights,
will uphold tbe musical character of the enter
tainment, which is given under tho auspices
and for the benefit ofthe Press Clnb.
It is a pity that the negotiations for a piano
recital here next month by Adele Aus der Ohe
have stalled presumably because the May
Festival management fear to discount her
drawing power for their event She seems to
have been stimulated by Rosenthal's success to
do better work than ever, judging from reports
of her production of Max vogrieb's new con
certo at the sixteenth Boston Symphony Con
cert Pittsburgers who heard her with that
orchestra Jast year would greatly like to hear
her in full recital programme; it should rather
increase, than lessen, her strength as a festival
Another strong attraction has just been
added to the list for the May Festival to open
the new Exposition building. This telegram
was received yesterday: "Carl Retter, Peh.
Announce immediately engagement Jules
Perotti, one of the three greatest living tenors;
thousand dollars each appearance; his voice
phenomenal, high C electrifying. Locke."
Without requiring Mr. Locke to give categori
cal proof of the above statements, Pittsburgers
may well be glad at the prospect of hearing in
Perotti the tenor who has scared some of the
biggest "hits" of the present season at the
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and
whose voice and style, it would seem, aro
especially suited 'to the concert stage in large
halls. Meanwhile rehearsals go on apace and
all seems propitious for the great event
The Poco-a-Poco Orchestra, Mrs. Dr. J. S.
Walters, directress, gave its second concert for
this season at East End Gymnasium Hall last
Tuesday evening, presenting a widely diversi
fied programme, as follows:
Overture, Banquet Scblepegrell
Poco-a-Poco Orchestra.
Vocal duet, Master and Scholar Horn
Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Bullock.
Tarantella, i'orosctta Ardltl
Three Jolly Sailor Boys Marzlals
Masters lirobst, WooIdrldKe and Kosser.
Selection, Tannhauscr Wagner
Vocal solo, The Knight of Old Sydenham
Mr. II. M. Bullock.
paut secosd.
Overture, Barber of Serillc
Vocal solo, ZrnanI
Airs. Aaan s. xnomas.
Second concerto Mendelssohn
Mr. Carl Ritter.
Characteristic piece. The Guardmount.EUenberg
Ship Ahoy! Stalloy
Masters Brobst "Wooldridge and Kosser.
March, Musical Exchange Wlegand
Mad as a Hatter When He Found Her in
Tights In tbo Ballet.
rsrrciAi. telegram to the wsPATcn.i
New York, February 16. A yonngman
who had bought an orchestra eat at the Ca
sino to-night ran down the stairs in the
lobby just after the ballet had appeared in
the second act of "Nadjy," and tried to
get through the glass door that leads from
the lobby to the stage. The doorkeeper
promptly blocked the way. "I command
you to discharge my wife this instant," he
shonted. "I have been hunting for her
three weeks, and I've jnst seen her on the
stage, in tights."
The man said that his name was Wilson,
and that he was superintendent ot a
hat factory in Yonkers. His wife, he said,
had run away from him because she was
stage struck. She is Florence Wilson, who
was engaged when "Nadjy" was
revived last month, and he stationed
himself at the stage door declaring-that he
would, recapture her at any cost Mrs.
Wilson heard of this threat and went out
the other way. She told Agent Barton that
she was going to sue her husband for divorce.
A Telegraph Operator Charged With Sev
eral Pension Frauds.
Ekie, February 16. George Folwell, a
Lake Shore telegraph operator, was taken
to Pittsburg this evening to await the
action of the United States District
Court of Tennessee. Folwell is nnder
indictment for taking excessive pension
fees and for interfering with the operations
of the courts by bribing and offering to
bribe witnesses who were to appear against
him. Folwell has been nnder indictment
foryears. One of his victimspaid him and
his partner $1,000 and another paid him
Folwell ways native of the Northeast,
and had been in the army, and settled in
Tennessee after the war. He had been a
fugitive for two years. Folwell alleges that
he onlv assisted a man named George Alex
ander in getting a pension for a Mrs Exnm,
and the $100 which be received from a col
ored woman was for getting her .a divorce
and not a pension.
An Ex.Freacher Murders Ills Wife, Two
Daughters and the Hired Girl.
Pakkeksbuko, February 16. John
Elsmer, a wealthy farmer, formerly a
preacher residing in West connty, went
home drunk last night, beat his
wife for not having supper ready,
then, seizing a heavy poker, he killed
her; also his two daughters aged
12 and 17, and the hired girl. He then set
fire to the lib use andbnrneditto the ground.
He has been arrested and jailed. -There is
some talk of lynching him.
Arrested for Attempted Bribery.
Philadelphia, February 16. Horace
A. Palmer, manager ofthe Erie City Foun
dry, at Erie, was arrested this morning,
charged with attempting to bribe a public
officer by offering a commission to Samuel
L. Smedley, Chief of the Bureau of Sur
veys, on goods purchased for the city of
How the Catholics of Western Penn
sylvania Will March Away
The Orders of the Chief Marshal and tha
Line of Uarca.
Everything goes to show that the Catholid
parade on Washington's birthday will be a
mammoth affair. Orders were issued yes
terday, that of Chief Marshal Cosgrova
being as follows:
PrrrsBUEO, February 18.
General Orders, 2to. 1.
The headquarters of tbe Catholic organiza
tions participating in parade on Washington's
Birthday will be!established at Central Hotel.
Smith&eld street where all aids de camp will
report to the Adjutant-General at 8:30 A. x.
The original Grand Army Band will report at
8:15 a. M.
Chief Marshal and staff will be designated as
follows: Chief Marshal, white sash: Chief of
Staff, red sash; Adjutant-General, bine sash.
The formation of the parade will be as fol
lows: BFlrst division 1'cter Fromm, Marshal, will form
on Carson street right resting on Smlthncld
street bridge, facing west: wilt consist or Kitter's
German military organizations and ail German
congregations, organized and otherwise.
Second division P. Kockford,- Marshal, will
form on Water street right resting on Smithflel J
street facing east; will consist of the A. O. II.
Klfles (B. of .) and society and all unorganized
bodies rrom the different English speaking con
gregations on the south side of the Ohio and Mo
nongahela rivers.
Third divlsIon-T. 1'. Shaffer, Marshal, will
form on Uuqu'esnc way, right resting Immediately
on the left or the Second division; will consist of
all literary and dramatic societies.
Fourth divlsIon-J. W. Exlcr, Marshal, will
form on Third avenue, right resting on smithfleld
street, facing cast; will consist of E. B. A. and
all unorganized bodlei from tbe different English
speaking congregations on the west side of the
Ohio and Allegheny rivers.
' Fifth division-Alderman B. F Mclnerney
Marshal, will form on Second avenue, right rest
ing on Smithfleld street, 'facing east: will consist
of A. O. H.KIflesand society, and all unorganized
bodies from the different English-speaking con
gregations between the two rivers.
Sixth dlTision Stephen Madden, marshal, will
form on First ayenne rlgnt resting on Smithfleld
street facing East, will consist of all temperance
societies, and St. Bridget's, St. Mary's, St. Vin
cent lie Paul and St. Joseph's Beneficial socle
tics,, belonginf to English speaking congrega
tions. . .
Seventh division Joseph ICoslnskl. marshal,
will form on Fourth avenue, right reatlng ou
Smithfleld street facing East, will consist of the
KnlghtsofSt. Stanislaus, St. Michael Uniformed
Polish Society, the Bohemian Uniformed Society
and all other bodies either organized or unorgan
ized belonging to the Polka or Bohemian congre
Carriages will take position on the extreme
left. .
The column will form at 9 o'clock A. Jt..
sharp, and move prompt at command. Tho
marshal of each division is expected to havo
his division in line and ready to move and re
port to Chief of Staff at the corner of Smith
field and Water streets at 9 o'clock sharp.
None other than Upited States flags and em
blems will be permitted in the parade. The
parade will go over the following route:
Smithfleld street to Second avenue, to Kos
street, to Fifth avenue, to Pride street, to Cald
well street, to Fulton street, to Wylle avenue, to
Fifth avenne. to Market street, to Sixth street, to
Penn avenue, to Seventeenth street, to Liberty
street, to Smithfleld street, to Sixth avenue, to
Grant street and pass In review.
Thomas Cosorovx,
rOfilcl.il Chief Marshal.
Fbaxk KLirx. Adjutant General.
Pateick FOLET. Chief or Staff.
Chief Marshal Ccwgrove has appointed the
following aids: Michael Mnnhall. John Mnrphy,
Thos. Murray. Wm. Morris, James McMahon,
"W. l. McAuliaV. Thos. P. McCuIlough, J. A.
JlcPlkc, W. J. McMahon, Morris McCne. II. C.
Nicholson, U. P. O'Uoherty, Alderman C
O'Donncll. J. E. O'Wonnell. J. C O'Donnell.
J. J. O'Lcarv, Timothy O' Leary, Jr.. John
OT.cllly, Or. J. A. Oldshne, Hon. John O'.Nell.
r. O'Brien, P. Connor. Alex, i'lood, D. O'Brien,
P. Hammell, Tim O'Brien, James Patterson,
James rhelan. Cant. Ed . Quinn, Mick Quinn,
Joseph Italic, D. O. Keardun, John Keed, John
C. O'Kellly, Com. John Kodgers, John M.
Kourke, Dr. P. J. Rowair. Col. F. J.
Itutledge, John Ilottm.in, Alderman Phil.
Bellly, Alderman M. Kodgers, Mlsa
Jtattigan. Chas. Ranker. Uanfel Itlchle, J. A,
Skclly, "V". H. Sjkes. A. Schanb. Chas. Schuktn.
B. W. Schmidt. Anthony Schuber. Dr. Thomas
Sheedy. F. P. Smith. Patrick Smith. A.J.Splele
man, John Sullivan. Dr. J. B. Sullivan. W. J.
Sohl. c. M. Schaub, F. Smith, John Shields, Dan
Shields, J. W. Fine, F. J. Totten. Leopold 11
sack, John Vogcl. Dr. White. M. Walsh, iellx
Ward. James Watson, F. J. Weixel. Jcob
"Weltel. Jacob Walters. Peter Walters. ,."'
JlcCaffrcr. Thomas McCaffrey. W. J. McCain,.
Alex McFarland. W..I. McGaiin, F. C. McGerr,
B. F. McGrady. T. J. McGrath, Patrick
McOraw, Hugh McGulre. John Molam
phy. John McFarland. Joseph McCIUJkcy,
Daniel McWWIam', James McKeever. Sr.,
B. McKenna. Dr. J. C. McWhlllen, J. A. Sic.
Haily, P. .1. McNulty. J. J. Mitchell. B. McOer
mott. C. MeNamara. J. D. Lowry. .Christ. Lamb,
C. Lauer, James Lamar. G. M. Lipplck. J. A.
Lighten. H. LandgraC, A. Magglnnl. John Mok
alt, II. Macfcln, EdwafdM.igee. Daniel Magutre,
M. L. Malone, F. J. Maloney. B. Maloy. John
Slarron, Frank Martin, Daniel McAfer. John Mc-
, Caffrey. Thorn is Grace. William Gammon, Tnos.
Ilacket. Michael Ilagan. Theo. Haves. Charles
Hook, Charles Houston. John Hackensteln. Thos.
Haynei. John llnrlev. P. W. Jovce. Ed. Kcllv,
Fred. Kettle. Jllck Klllen, A B. Kennedy, A. F.
Keating, Thomas Kellv, Thomas L. Kerin.
Georee A. Kerin. Prof. F. F. Kirk. Frank
M. Klsner. George Klrner. J. W. Flowers,
Ed. Fraunhelm. W. J. Friday. Ed. FilUnger,
J. P. Farrell, M. Flanlgan, P. FlanIgan,A.Good,
G. Good. P. Gildcn. Fdward Garrlsan. J. F.
Gildea, C E. Gllleple, B. Glocljner. J. H. Glon
lnger. W. A. Uoulden. J. A. Goulden, W. Gou
gan. John Grant. B. Donovan. 31. J. Dowllng,
E.T.Duffy. J. Dunlvoy. Paul Dunlvoy, James
Daley. Thomas Donahue. Edward Durklnr John
Ebner, W. F. Klchenlaub, Chris Evans. H. B.
Eckies. Joseph Ebner, J. J. Flanny, P. J.Fahey,
John Farrell. Joseph Fenessey, J.' P. Fisher,
Kobert Fltzpatrick, Felix Bovle, James Callery;
Patrlck Carroll. T. 1. Caey. Thomas Catteral. If.
Coll. M. U. Caulcv, William Corbet, Thomas
Cnrran. P. 31. Cushlng, J. C.
Creegan, Henry Charles, John Carr,
lV'pr Carlln. Kdward Daln. 31. J. Daln.
Joseph Daschbacb, John Deisenrod, James S..
Dcalln, P. K. Dillon, C. . Dixon. Charles Abel,
Peter Amnion, Conrad Auth. A. J. Barr. V. O.
Barr. D. Behcn. F. BInz. Tltns Berger, John ISItt
ner, D. J. Boyle. James Brell. W. J. Brennan,
Dr. J. Brockerhooff, I. D. Buckler, "W. J. Burns.
J- S. Boyle, James W. Breeu. F. J. Bradr, John
C. Boyle. James Bravaskey, John Blasjock. S. II.
Gilson, J.C. Malone, Thomas H. Hughes, Stephen
Kirsch, Julius Klose. Prof. II. T. Knake, II. B.
Xraucr. Joseph Kerr, J. J. Kramer, C. P. Keeie,
"W. J. Kirk. J. JL Kelly, A. J. Knhn. John Law
ler. 3Iat Lawler, Thomas Lawler. J. K. Latuhart.
Joseph Lappan. F. D. Larkin, John Lee. Michael
Llmpcrt. Dr. John Logan and P. J. Longhrev.
Tbe Fifth division is composed of lheA.0.
H. of Allegheny and sunnandiDg counties and
will be headed by the A. O. H. Rifles. Marshal"
Mclnerney has issned the following order:
iieadqcap.ters frfth division, f
Catholic 1'aradb.
PlTTSBCKC. February IS, 1SS-J
Orders No. 1.
I hereby appoint Peter Carlln Adjutant Genera
and Terrence Mnrpby Chief-or-Stau. AWs,
Timothy Connor, John O'Toole, 31orrts Hoer..
Ilngh Fltzslmmons James Leyden. Thomas
O'Connor, Thomas Kelly, Arthur Cruean, Joho
Kevln. Din McN.amara, Dennis O'Brien. Jas."
Lawless, Thomas Kyan. Patrick Ward, William
Jovce. Michael Shauguessev.3IIchaeI Barry. T. J.
Carrey, Patrick Farrell. Patrick Darbey, John
Mai lor, Timothy Gallagher, JlartlnBrennen. John
Kelly. Martin Costeilo. J. D. 31cCarthy. Patrick
JlcKlrley. 31. J. McDonald, 31. alahoney, 31. Mc
Dennatt, 3Iatt. Cavanangh. B. 3lcGlnness, P. 3t.
Connolly. Bartlev Welsh. Patrick KIrley. Daniel
3Ir.Craerov, 31. Beny, Peter Gil csplc, ratrlrt
Lamb. Peter King. J. McDevitt, Peter Word. 31.
Shaugnessey. 31. Barry, Thomas J. Carey. Patrick
Farrell. Patrick Darley. John 3IcDonald, John.
3L-illey, Tlmotnr Connors, John O'Toole. James
Lydcn, B, J. McGarrall, Timothy Gallagher,
ilartln Brennen, Slartin Costello. John Kelly,
Francis E. Carroll, Jos. D. McCarthy. Patrick:
3IcKlrley. M. J. 31cDonald, 1. J. Connally,
3Ilchael Maloney, B. 3Ictlnnlss.
The marshal will be designated by a white sash :
adjutant general, blue sash; chief of staff, red
sash. 3larshal and staff will wear silt hats, dark
clothes and bnff gloves without gauntlets.
The division will form on Second avenue, right
resting on Smithfleld street. All organized bodies.
Irom the English-speaking congregations between
the two rivers will report at Second avenne to Ad
jutant General Peter Carlln, who will assign them
to their positions. .
The staff will report at 8:30 A. 31.
By order of
Official Cblef3UrsbaI.
PETER CABLIX. Adjutant General.
Terbxsce Mcbpuy, Chler or Staff.
JohnF. Shaffcr.Marshal of the Third divi
sion, which will be composed of litbrary socie
ties, yesterday issned his general prderNo. 2,
also in which his aids were appointed.
A Lot of Jewelry Gets Two Young men la
tho CentrnI Station. '
About 12:30 o'clock last night Special
Officer McTighe arrested James Martin and
William Herron, aged about 18 years, on
Fifth avenue, on suspicion of having been '
concerned in a nnmber of robberies in this
vicinity lately. Abont 25 minutes before
their arrest the two young men had a box
of jewelry in their 'possession which they
were trying to dispose of at any price..
When the officer'was told ot it he arrested
them but they had concealed the jewelry
somewhere. The collection consisted of
ladies' pins, cuff buttons, etc
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