Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 22, 1889, Image 1

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Story. "The Burled
Kivcr," -will be con
cludeain next Sunday's
Usne of The 1)is-
r atcit. It will be 101
follow ed b a powerful
no olette from tlio v"'
of Maurice Thompson,
entitled "liio Lily of
j. i
Dr. Maharneke's Little Round
Caput Rolls Into the
Waste Basket.
By the Prison Investigating
Board, Who Finally
; Ascertain
Though Found Kot Guilty of
Aiding to Escape, and
of Cruelty,
The Legislators Tisit the Ten and Com
pliment Warden Wright, hut
They Say the
Dr. B. B. Maharneke has been discharged
from the position of hospital steward of the
penitentiary. He is acquitted of aiding in
escape, acquitted of cruelty, given the bene
fit of the doubt in the bribery charges, and
convicted only of profanity. The Legis
lators say the board should not have tried
the man, but a Legislative trial should have
been made.
The long drawn out trial, the long pend
ing fate of Dr. Maharneke has been decided,
and against him. Ihe Damoclcan sword
has fallen, and the round head or the ex
cited little Dutch doctor has rolled into the
The battle has been bravely fought, and
the victory was most certainly won. For
every question, there was an answer, for
every charge a refutation, and for every
Bolland an Oliver.
The most searching investigation, the
most sensational disclosures, and the most
intensely interesting evidence of a local
character ever placed before a Pittsburg
public, has been rounded up with what
may be termed a "nub," and the man who
fought against coing into the penitentiary,
and who fought fiercely against going out,
wiU drop at once from his 530 a month posi
tion, and from the public gaze.
Where the Finding Was Made.
The fate of Maharneke was at last de
cided last night at a secret meeting of the
Board of Inspectors, held at the residence
of Mr. John S. Slagle, 223 Allegheny ave
nue, Allegheny.
The representatives of the press arrived at
the place soon after 8 o'clock, but Mr.
Slagle had requested his son to stay at home
last night and watch the door for the re
porters. "When they got in they received
the positive information that the board was
in session, but did absolutely not desire any
interruption. But the young man invited
the visitors into the parlor, with the re
mark that they were at liberty to wait as
long as they pleased.
Soon after 9 o'clock Mr. Slagle, smiling
most benignly upon his visitors in the
parlor, entered and stated that a little more
patience and everybody's curiosity would
be satisfied.
The Fatal Taper.
It was not until 10:15 o'clock, however,
that Mr. Slagle again returned, but this
time he held two sheets of foolscap in his
hand. Ihey contained the verdict, as fol
lows: B. B. Maharneke, hospital steward of the
"Western Penitentiary, having demanded an in
vestigation of certain charges made against
him by James McPhiUamy, a prisoner, an in
vestigation was held by the Board of Inspectors
of said institution on the 5th. 7th and 8th inst,
and a report now made as follows:
First charge Aiding and abetting in attempt
to escape.
The evidence offered to support the charge
was uncorroborated and entirely unsatisfac
tory, while upon the other hand the fact that
Maharneke had reported the convalescence of
McPhiUamy to the proper authorities and de
sired his removal to the block as a more seenro
place for the confinement of a dangerous char
acter than the hospital, was corroborated by
witnesses not convicts.
Charge Cruelty to patients in the hospital.
It Is evident from the testimony of all except
one witness, who swore that he himself was the
person who inflicted the cruelty, that the ex
tent of Maharneke's treatment was that of
occasional seventy in cases of incorrigible
whose continuous resistance, to orders pro
duced irritation and anger in his mind.
He Gets the Benefit of a. Doubt.
Charce 3. Accepting and receiving money
from prisoners and bribery.
The principal evidence as to this charge was
that of prisoner Cook Hall. The answer of
Maharneke to this being that ho might, when
a prisoner, have received money in small
amounts from him as stated, but he positively
denied doing so after his release and subse
quent appointment as hospital steward. A
reasonable doubt therefore exists, and we give
the benefit of the doubt to the accused.
Charge i. Profanity.
The board are of the opinion from the evi
dence that Maharneke. when excited or
angered, used profane languaco while in the
performance of his duties, although circum
spect and correct while in tho piescnce cl
official $ and visitors.
After a carcrul and patient investigation by
the Board of Inspectors, in which they w ere
assisted by two members of the State Board of
Chanties, we have arnved at tho conclusion
that the accused, B. B. Maharneke, should be
acquitted on charges first and second, given the
benefit of a doubt in the third charge and
Convicted Upon the Fonrtli.
And wo further find that want of calm judg
nentand prudence in the discharge of his
, (duties as an officer of the prison demand his
jCuscbargc, which we directed accordingly.
" Geokoc A. Kelly,
.t. u. keed,
Jakes McCutciieos,
John S. Slagle,
V. F. Teijible,
Board of Inspectors of Western Penitentiary.
. i ALLEGHENY, February 21, 18S9.
After Mr. Slagle handed the decision to
the reporter, he was asked:
"Was there any discussion on any ques
tion in the verdict among the members of
the board?"
"No, the findings in each "charge were
unanimous. Further than that I cannot
say anything. Of course, we do not know
what the members of the Board
of Charities think about the
matter, but they will make their own report
to their authorities in proper time, and you
will then hear what their opinion of the
matter is.
B. C. Christy, Esq., the attorney -who was
present at all the meetings of the investiga
tion, said last night when he was informed
of the verdict:
WclL I hardly know what to say about that
that verdict O f course. I am entirely satisfied
with the resu1!, but the different findings of the
board are
"ot Consistent With a Discharge
If you look the matter over, you wiU find
that on the to most serious charges they
acquit him. and on the third, another serious
one. they give him the benefit of the doubt,
while on tho last, which is really of minor im
portance, and has not the same weight as the
others, they pronounco him guilty and dis
charge bim. It is very funny.
However, the main point is reached only they
had a peculiar way of getting at it -
Maharneke will be informed jof his dis
charge by "Warden "Wright this morning,
and the post of Hospital Steward, which
has, since the "Little Dutch Doctor's" sus
pension, been filled by a convict of the
medical profession, will be for the present
Legislator Fow Says tho Prison Officials
Should Not Have Conducted the In
vestigation He Compliments
Warden Wright A Tilt
With SIcPhillamy.
The Legislative sub-Committee on Appro
priations spent a busy day yesterday. In
the morning, at the Anderson Hotel, they
met a delegation of women from the Ladies'
Aid Society, who asked for 53,000.
The balance of the morning was taken up
in inspecting the Home for the Friendless,
who ask for 515,000; the Home for Colored
Children, needing $1,700, and the Home for
Aged Colored Women.
The committee was particularly pleased
with the little colored children. They were
bright looking, clean and behaved very
At the Scat of Wnr.
Then the committee tackled the "Western
Penitentiary. They peeped into every nook
and corner of the institution, put sharp
questions to the convicts, and the irrepressi
ble Fow characterized the ancient 'watch
man with his shot gun on the wall as the
"last of Napoleon's guards."
The entire committee, consisting of Messrs.
Fow, Thompson,. Billingsby, Lemen and
Marshall was present. It was understood,
that as the only Democrat on the committee,
Mr. Fow intended to take notes with a view
to having the penitentiary investigated by
the Legislature, but this he denied, as in
correct. It exceeded his instructions, he said, and
the committee was sent there to examine 26
lots adjacent to the walls, which have been
offered to the State for 51,500 apiece. The
persons who own this ground threaten to
put up buildings against the waU, and
this would render the prison insecure by
glvinprthe convicts a better chance to es
cape. Their Reasons for Coming.
To look into the purchase of this property
and examine the books, he said, was all the
committee had to do. The books were
found to be in excellent shape, and the com
mittee hadn't much fault to find.
Every department of the institution was
visited, the boot and shoe factories, machine
shop, bakery, conservatory, bailer house,
hospital and women's prison.
"Do you get good grub?" was an oc
casional question that Mr. Thompson put
to the prisoners. Invariably the reply
was that they were satisfied. One bright
eyed, fair-haired creature, a woman, in
the "ladies' " prison, smiled sweetly at a
reporter, gave him a sly wink with her left
eye, as the belles do on the avenue, and left
the astonished hustler in a perturbed state
of ebullition in the region of his heart.
"That won't do, young lady," said Mr.
Fow. "This is a hopeless case. The man
is married."
As the committee toward the close of the
day strolled down the long corridor with its
tiers of cells, Warden Wright stopped be
fore a door, and said: "Here isMcPhillamy,
the man who made the charges against Dr.
Convict McPhiUamy ts Hon. Fow.
Mr. Fow was a little ahead of the party,
but when he heard the name he stepped
back. He hadn't done much talking before
this, but now he commenced to question the
big prisoner standing in the doorway with
the vigor and dash of a Philadelphia lawyer
and a Democratic leader of the House.
Turning to Warden, Wright, Mr. Fow
said: "So this is the man who made the
charges against Doctor Maharneke?"
Wright This is the man.
Fow Maharneke was the doctor here.acd
once a criminal, I understand.
Wright Yes, he is a reformed criminal,
and he was hired a month after his release.
Fow to McPhiUamy How long have you
been here?
McPhiUamy Three years.
Fow Did you ever give money to Dr.
McPhiUamy Yes, at different times.
Fow How mnch did yon give him
McPhiUamy Three hundred and sixty
five dollars.
Fow Have you been giving him money
during the three years?
The Charges Repeated.
McPhiUamy Only since last August.
On the 30th of that month I gave him 540,
and in October 525 more.
Fow Did you have any money when you
came here?
McPhiUamy Not a cent. I was exam
ined thoroughly.
, Fow Did anyone visit you?
McPhiUamy Yes, a party from Ohio on
the 28th of last August.
Fow Man or woman?
McPhiUamy Woman, but she didn't
give me the money.
Fow Where did you get it then?
McPhiUamy That's something for the
prison officials to find out
Fow What was the form of the money?
McPhiUamy I had a one hundred dollar
note and the balance in twenties.
Fow How long did you have this money?
McPhiUamy A good while.
Fow Where did yon get it changed?
McPhiUamy Here in the prison.
Then Mr. Fow and the big prisoner got
into a wrangle about a former' statement
made. Fow declared McPhiUamy had con
tradicted himself, and he wonnd up by tell
ing Ihe strapping fellow behind the bars
that he lied, and he didn't believe him.
Tho Retort Courteous.
McPhiUamy retorted that he knew what
he was talking about, and that he had kept
money in his cell for more than 2 years.
"I don't believe it," answered Mr. Fow
as he walked away.
Wright, to Tow Did you get him to say
where he got the money? That ia what I
have been trying to find out.
Fow No, he wouldn't tell me. He is too
sharp for that, but I believe he is a liar.
As bright as Mr. Fow is it was plain to
be seen that he hadmet his match in the si
lent prisoner. A Dispatch reporter who
listened to the running fire of questions and
the quick answers of the convict, could see
no discrepancies in McPhillamy's state
ments. McPhiUamy did not contradict
himself, but Mr. Fow had gotten some of
his answers confused. It is hardly probable
that the man who stood the searching inqui
sition without flinching should make a
break under such circumstances.
Warden Wright called tho attention of
the committee to an idiotic Hungarian
whose time had expired the day before. He
had been sent over here, and wandered into
Fulton countVj where he committed some
crime. His "time had expired, and the
warden didn't know what to do with him.
He had asked the poor authorities of the
city to take charge of him, and sent him
away, but they claimed they had no juris
diction over the case.
While returning to the hotel Mr. Fow
talked about the prison pretty freely.
"Warden Wright is an honest man," he
said. "His integrity cannot be questioned."
Where a Grave Mistake Was Made.
"A great mistake was made in the method
of the investigation, however. The prisoners
should not have been examined by those in
authority over them, who could threaten,
or even had it in their power to punish them
if they so desired.
"Their presence would naturally have a
repressing effect on the men, and they
wouldn't testify as freely as if the board
had been differently composed. The work
should have been conducted by a committee
from the Legislature, and the prison
officials should have been excluded.
"The books of the penitentiary are
straight and correct, but they are kept like
all the books in the State institutions. A
good plan would be to put the amount of
the appropriation for a particular item on
one page and the expenditures under this
head on the next. If the appropriation
was not sufficient they should not be
allowed to draw from the moneys for
another item, without an order from the
State Treasury. This would be a simple
plan, and the books could be easily ex
amined at any time. As it is things arc
all mixed up.
Tho Money is Expended Generally,
and if an appropriation for an item is not
large enough they transfer the money from
some other one."
Representative Lemon said it was a great
pity that such a man as Dr. Maharneke had
ever been hired in the penitentiary. He
had brought the institution into disrepute.
Whether or not they actedon the princi
ple of hitting a man when he is down, is not
known, but nearly all the under keepers
about the place expressed themselves as
glad that Dr. Maharneke was not there any
"This is a pretty mess he has got us
into," said one of 'them. "We have had
trouble with him ever since he came here.
He was entirely too meddlesome."
Warden Wright explained he had asked
the State for an appropriation of 571,000 for
the prison proper. He also needed 5120,000
to finish the new building, but he was given
to understand that he would receive 70,000
for this purpose in the next two years.
The committee also met the "representa
tives of the owners of the 26 lots that adjoin
the walls. They questioned them freely
about the ground and the price, but no
opinion was given. There is a separate bill
pending in the House providing for the pur
chase of the ground.and it is likely the com
mittee wUl recommend it favorably.
Formed by M. Do Courscl It Is Sold to be
Anti-Boulnnjjcr The Gallant Gen
eral Declares Ho is Per
fectly Satisfied.
PAEIS, February 2L M. de Coursel has
been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The new Ministers will take nffice in
the morning. Their declaration will
be read on Saturday. At 8 o'clock
this evening President Carnot signed a de
cree appointing M. Tirard Premier and
Minister of Commerce; M. Constans, Mini
ster of the Interior; M. Bouvier, Minister of
Finances; M. Threvcnot, Minister of
Justice; M. Fallieres, Minister of
Education; M. Fayc, Minister of Agri
culture; M. Gues Guyot, Minister of Public
Works; M. de Freycmet, Minister of War;
Admiral Jaures, Minister of Marine.
M. Goblet refused to join the new Cabinet,
which is a coalition of Opportunists and
The National asserts that if the Tirard
Cabinet fails, President Carnot will summon
M. Ferry to form a Cabinet
General Boulanger says that if President
Carnot could not obtain a better Cabinet he
should have resigned to prevent his being
overthrown. Personally the General says he
is satisfied, as the President and M. Tirard
are working in the interests of the Boulang
ists. Deputies Thiesse, Jacquemart, Theron,
Turigny, Bourgeois, Cremoux, Goussaurges,
Blatin, Douner, Barbe and Proset have
openly sided with General Boulanger.
The new Cabinet is decidedly anti
Boulangist M. de Coursels' reign at the
Berlin Embassy was marked by extreme
cordiality between France and Germany.
Tho Governor General. AdTiscs His People
to bo Beady to Fight.
rsrrciAL teligsam to the msPATcn.i
Monteeal. February 21. There must
be danger iu the near future of Canadian
citizens being called upon to defend
their hearths, if not from soldiers
of TJncle Sam, from soldiers or sailors of
some other foreign invasion. The latest
to give public utterances to such
thoughts is the vice-regal representative
of "Victoria on this side of the water, Lord
Stanley, Governor General o'f Canada. At
least the hints which he dropped during a
speech this afternoon at the annual
meeting of the Dominion Artillery Associa
tion at Ottawa are generally believed here
to foreshadow, at no distant day, the
necessity of the Canadians to take up arms
to defend their homes.
Ho thought that in these days every able
bodied man should be a soldier of the em
pire, and in more than any other
quarter of the empire at present, es
pecially in this Dominion of Can
ada. They knew the people were
respected as they respected themselves, and
that they should act accordingly. The sky
at present was clear, but there were serious
questions to settle, and no one knew
what moment the necessity of de
fense would arrive. He prayed to
God, that the time would be long
in coming. He thought the Imperial Gov
ernment would furnish any quality of arms
and ammunition, if the Canadian militia
hinted that they wanted them.
Kills His Aunt and Undo nnd Beats His
Nashville, February 2L Yesterday
George Dunnaway, of Butherford county,
this State, murdered his uncle, fatally shot
his aunt and then cruelly beat his cousin,
whom he had been conrting. The cause of
his action is unknown. He is still at large.
We're Not Heady to iell.
Ottawa, February 21. A Conservative
member of Parliament will shortly intro
duce a resolution authorizing the Govern
ment to purchase the Eastern States of the
American Union.
Tho Board of rardons Makes a Fa
vorable Recommendation in
The Alleged Gamblers. Will ho Eeleased in
a Few Days.
A rccahar Case of Bijamy Meets With Mercy at the
Hands of the Board.
McClure and Freyvogle, whose conviction
for gambling in this city excited consider
able comment at tho time, have been recom
mended to the Governor by the Board of
Pardons as fit subjects for clemency. This,
presumably, ensures their release within a
few days from the workhouse, where they
are serving two-year terms.
Haeeisbueg, February 21.' Walter
Lyons' anticipations were realized by the
favorable consideration of the cae of Will
iam McClure and Frank Freyvogle by the
Board of Pardons this afternoon. The
board moved so slowly in this matter that
Mr. Lyons had almost given up hope of a
successful result The recommendation for
a pardon will at once be forwarded to Gov
ernor Beaver, and immediate action is ex
pected, which will free the prisoners.
Freyvogle and McClure were charged
with being common gamblers and with
keeping a gambling house'. It was alleged,
although not definitely stated on the trial,
that Quinn, the confidential bookkeeper of
C. G. Dixon, a contractor of Allegheny,
had lost several thousand dollars of his em
ployer's money by gambling in the defend
ant's place. Both defendants were, con
victed, and, on September 1, 1888, were each
fined and sentenced to two years' imprison
ment in the workhouse.
The sentence was a great surprise to the
defendants and their friends. McClure and
Freyvogle had been out on bail after their
trial, and when called to appear for sen
ence expected merely to be fined, with, per
haps a nominal imprisonment. Imme
diately after the sentence was passed steps
were taken to procure a pardon, but appar
ently without effect. The prisoners and
their friends had about given up all hope of
success when the Board of Pardons at last
took favorable action upon the application,
and to-day recommended that Executive
clemency be extended to the prisoners.
The Board also granted a rehearing to
Edward Slattery, whose counsel is expected
to prove his innocence of the murder of
Henry Meyer at the next meeting, by show
ing that Edward Coffey committed the
crime charged to him. Slattery had al
ways maintained that his conviction was a
result of mistaken identity.
It is now alleged that Coffey, before he
died from the effects of an assault up&n him
self, after receiving the news thathis death
warrant had been signed, made a statement
to friends, that he, and not Slattery, was re
sponsible for Henry Meyer's death.
The pardon of Edward Mulhorn, of York,
convicted of bigamy, was also recommended.
It was shown that he had what he believed
was authentic information of his first wife's
death when he married the second time.
Pardon recommendations were refused in
the cases of Conrad Bedinger, bayhem, and
James C. Brown, misdemeanof, Allegheny,
and Charles Burbank, of Blairl
The following gases were held under ad
visement: William Cook, rolibery, Alle
gheny. William Keller, undei sentence of
death, Philadelphia, nnd the case of Sarah
J. Wbiteling, the poisoner, Philadelphia,
were held over to enable papcri to be filed.
Tho Bonanza King Dios at Last, and Leaves
OnTy SIO.000,000.
San Feancisco, February 21. The
death of Millionaire Flood, whiih was once
announced positively last October, caused
no excitement here to-day. Senator
Fair received a letter a few days
ago, saying that his old partner
didn't recognize his own wife and daughter,
and that he couldn't live mora than a few
weeks, as his stomach refused to retain
nourishment. In fact, Mr. Flood has been
dying since last fall, and only remarkable
vitality prolonged his life.
Flood's business influenco in this city
ceased when he lost so heavily in the wheat
corner, two years ago, and retired from the
Nevada Bank. He and Mackay started
in to corner the Liverpool market,
but thev failed and retired with a
losi of 512,000,000, of which Flood lost 53,
500,000. Senator Fair's help sued two
bonanza millionaires from complete ruin,
but the worry and humiliation brifcc Flood
down, and his friends wanted hiii then to
retire and go to Carlsbad, but hb refused
and remained here, settling his affairs,
until last May, when he deplrted for
Europe, leaving his son with pojver of at
torney to carry on business in his absence.
With him went his wife and danghter, so
that the big brown stone house on pob Hill
has been deserted for nearly a year.
Flood's fortune is variously estimated,
but Mackay places it at 510,000,000. Ten
years ago it was fully double this amount,
but heavy depreciation in Comstock mining
shares and wheat losses are responsible for
the shrinkage. Flood's brownstone palace
on Nob Hill cost 2,500,000, and is
probably the finest decorated residence in
the country. His country villa at Menlo
Park cost nearly as much, with its 1,500
acres of park and immense conservatory of
rare plants. Other valuable property in
this city is Flood's block, a part of the
Nevada block and the Pacific Mail dock.
A New York Jury Returns Them tor Grand
Larceny In the CTrst Degree.
New Yokk, February 21. Judge Cow
ing, in the Court of General Sessions, to
day called the grand jury beforepim and
delivered a special charge to them. From
the nature of his remarks, although he men
tioned no name, it was inferred that ho re
ferred to the cases of Ives and Stajner. His
remarks were on the abuse of trusts and the
law regarding it He said that he had been
asked to speak to them about this case by
the District Attorney.
. The grand jury later found indictments
for grand larceny in the first degrte against
Ives and Stayner. It is believed that
indictments will also be found against oth
ers connected with these men in the Cincin
nati, Hamilton and Dayton matter.
Farmers Get Trap Gang Ready or Their
Especial Benefit.
Baltimoee, February 21.' he mys
terious burning of barns along the line be
tween Maryland and Pennsylvan a, which
commenced about the first' of th present
ran, .nntinne, Tt,o fnnndw nvn rf nBmn . n '
jt.Ml, VWU..MUV0. .u. .M.uxv.d HI. IMUIUIC,
ana some oi tnem nave nggea up :rap-gun
on tneir nam aoore to surpris tne i;
FEBRUARY 22, 1889.
Ho Tells How He Caino to Knlso Cam-
Paiga Funds Ho Didn't Want to
Befcat Mr. Clovoland, But
Was Forced To.
"Washington, February 21. A Eepub
Hcan politician who will have much to do
with President Harrison's administration,
said to-night: "Mr. Wanamaker is not
going to give you or any other newspaper
correspondent an interview, but he said to
me the other day: 'I don'Jdeserve any thanks
for what I did. It was jnst one of the
things that came to me to be done. When
Quay sent for me I was surprised. He told
me that the National Republican Committee
needed money, and his scheme for my rais
ing it. I at first declined to have anything
to do with it. I had very little hope of de
feating Cleveland, and still less Mrs. Cleve
land, who is justly popular with the whole
country, and.whom Iadmire greatly myself,
and I didn't want to get on a sinking ship.
He urged the matter, and told me why he
felt sure of carrying the election if he had
money. Even then I hesitated, and asked
three weeks for consideration. He agreed,
and I talked with our leading manufactur
ers, men whose names are the best in the
land, such men as Washbnrue, and Amos
Laurence's grandson, and a dozen others
I could name, men who would never have
given a dollar for dishonest uses, even if I
bad'been willing to ask it, and at the end
of three weeks I told Quay I would under
take to raise the money if he would allow
us to establish a manufacturers' bureau and
have a voice in the disposition of the
" 'I don't mean that we insisted on know
ing what was done with every dollar of it.
I didn't want to know. What I did insist
upon was that I should be able to satisfy the
men who trusted me with their money that
it was used for the purposes for which
they subscribed it, and that guarantee
Mr. Quay gave me. That is how
there came to be a manufacturers' bureau.
Now, people are saying that I am to be paid
formy services with a seat in the Cabinet,
as Jf I want pay for doing my duty, or as if
I would buy office! They say that was why
I went to see Mr. Harrison. I went because
Mr. Harrison sent for me, and I thought it
only proper to go.' "
Washington's Birthday a Boon to Church
Divorce Caso Lawyers and Wit
nesses Tho Defense Trying
to Undermine the Oppo
sition's Testimony.
Columbus, O., February 21. Washing
ton's birthday will intervene to give the
lawyers and witnesses a rest in the Chnreh
divorce case until Saturday morning. The
testimony to-day has been in many respects
of a startling character. The star witness
for the plaintiff, Walter McCaskey, the
colored hostler in the Church family, has
been badly disfigured. Paul J. Evans, a
colored man who was acquainted with Mc
Caskey, detailed several conversations
which he had with him, and said McCaskey
had told him he had been drilled several
times on his testimony by the attorneys for
the plaintiff; that they had him go over it
dapy, and one of them would cross-examine
him the same as they would do in conrt;
that he had told McCaskey the defendant
had smart lawyers and he would likely get;
into trouble unless he was careful; that Mc
Caskey had said he knew the attorneys for
the plaintiff were smarter than their law
yers, but there would be no danger.
Brans gave as his reasons tor going on
the Stand and detailing this conversation,
that he was a friend of McCaskey's, and
that this was a white man's affair, and he
did not want McCaskey to get into trouble
through any influence which might be
brought to bear upon him. The cross-examination
was unable to shake the testi
mony of Evans.
Dr. Starling Loving, one of the leading
physicians in the city, was examined. He
was the physician in the Church family,
and drew S287 for one year's services. He
testified to the plaintiff's general ill-health
before and alter the separation, and confirmed-all
that had been said in regard to
the fainting spells, but he had no means of
knowing whether Colonel Church treated
his family well, but from what he could see
on his visits he thought he was all right.
A number of other witnesses were intro
duced in every case to contradict state
ments made by witnesses for the plaintiff,
and most of them to testify to the Colonel's
reputation for chastity and his kind treat
ment of his7 family.
They View tho Vastncss of St. Peter's and
Prepare for Saturday's Game.
Eome, February 21. Copyright. The
American baseball teams spent the day
visiting the great objects of interest. They
marveled at the vastness of St. Peter's, were
awed by the wonders of the Vatican, but
most taken by the ruins of the Coliseum.
We are to have a reception to-morrow noon
by the students of Ann College, who have
secured a holiday for that purpose. They
will attend the g'amc on Saturday in abody.
It is not unlikely that they will organizea
couple of nines among their number, and
play the game for exercise and amusement
hereafter. The audience with the Pope,
which we hoped to have, now seems im
probable, owing to the ill "health of His
The interest in tho clubs is increasing,
and especially among the Americans and
English, and our hotels are besieged by
visitors, who are delighted to meet us and
to show us attention. The weather is clear,
but cold. We are not enamored of the
Italian weather we have thus far experi
enced. It is not the kind we have been
used to during the past few months. Unless
it warms up a little by Saturday, we cannot
be expected to play up to the 'usual form,
and we wish to badly.
Fearful Fato of Two Children Returning
From School.
White EivETii, Minn., February 21.
Two children of a farmer named Peterson,
living near Aitkeu, while returning from
sohool Wounesday afternoon, were attacked
and devJared by timber solves. A few
scatteredbones and shreds of clothing re
maining as evidence of their fate. It was
supposed at first that there were not more
than two wolves in the pack, but an Indian
huntewshortly after the disappearance of
the children encountered ten of the fierce
brutos near where tho children were de
voured. He used his Winchester with such
effect as td kill, eight of them outright.
The forests in the northern part of Aitkcn
county nave ainuya uccu imeaiuu
A Bridgeport Company is Beaten in Court
by tho Government.
Philadelphia, February 21. The
trial of the civil suit of the Government,
brought to recover a 17000 penalty 'from
Joseph aud John Lees, trading as James
Lees & Sons, for alleged importation of con
tract labor at their mills at Bridgeport, be
fore Judge Bntler in the United States Dis
trict Court, resulted in a verdict in favor of
the Government in the amount of the pen
alty sued for.
Wtfytift .
The Two Wing3 of the Democracy
Continue to Soar Separately.
Mr. Eandall Unable to Coax His Party
Friends to Agree With Ilim.
If It Can't Hare Its Own Way It Won't Hare Any Other,
Bit Can Help It
The Democrats in the House finally
agreed to let Mr. Bandall have a caucus,
last evening, on tariff measures. That's all
they did let him have, though. They took
no action on his plan of trusting to a passage
the Cowles internal revenue biU. It was
thought a decided quarrel would occur. In
stead, it was merely a case of agreeing to
"Washington, February 21. As fore
cast in these dispatches last evening, Bepre
sentative Bandall moved with all his might
when he decided to make the break for the
consideration of the Cowles bill for the
abolition of the tobacco tax. His resolution
to-day for the amendment Of the rules pro
viding for a date for the consideration of
the Cowles hill, and that at 4 o'clock of the
evening of the date fixed the vote shonld be
taken, was a complete surprise for the
Mills contingent, and struck them all of a
heap. They expected some movement for
the calling up of the bill, but they did not
expect it to come in that way, and not one
of them could devise a plan for the im
mediate obstruction of the purpose of the
master parliamentarian from Pennsylvania.
No one knew how far Bandall had
sounded the sentiment of his party in the
House on the question, and so they were all
afraid to make any move whatever, lest they
should meet with an immediate Waterloo.
The one thing they could do safely was to
call a caucus, and it was at once announced
that a call for a caucus was in circulation.
A few days ago, when an attempt was made
to assemble a caucus for the purpose of
reaching some'couclusion as to what should
be done with the revenue bills, the move
ment failed, as not enough members could
be found who would sign the call. There
was no trouble in this respect to-day, how
ever, after the Bandall bombshell.
It is one of the prettiest fights of the ses
sion, and presents quite a pleasing diversion
from the monotony of the ordinary course of
the appropriation bills. It is practically a
fight for the leadership of the Democratic
side of the next Congress, as if Bandall can
defeat, at the close of this Congress, those
who have been all along the leaders of the
dominant faction. Mills, the Breckiuridges
and McMillin will take a back seat for some
time to come. This is one great reason why
so desperate a fight is being made against
considering a measure which really embodies
little that is not contained in the provisions
relating to tobacco in the Mills bill.
The result of the caucus this evening is
not encouraging to Mr. Bandall", astno con
clusion at all was reached, as will be seen
by the following Press report 6f the pro
ceedings: Mr. Cox, the caucus chairman, was ab
sent, and Mr. McCreary, of Kentucky, oc
cupied tho chair Sixty-three members
were in attendance when the caucus met, in
cluding most of the Democratic members of
the Ways and Means Committee, except
Chairman Mills. Speaker Carlisle was also
among the absentees.
Mr. Crisp, of Georgia,opened the proceed
ings by a statement of his reasons for or
iginating the call for the caucus. Since the
election there had been no caucus on reve
nue bills, "and the majority was falling
apart. It had passed the Mills bill only to
have it emasculated by the Senate. His
own belief was that party policy and not
individual opinion should govern. If the
Mills bill were further insisted on, there
would bo no revenue reduction. If some
thing was not done now, the Democratic
party would not have another opportunity
in five years.
Mr. Crain offered the Bandall substitute
for the Cowles bill, with the free list of the
Senate hill, as an opportune measure. He
estimated that it would reduce the revenue
530,000,000 on tobacco and 50,000,000 on the
free list. The Senate could not go back on
its own free list, and it could not afford to
oppose the lepeal of the tobacco tax.
Mr. Bynum offered a resolution that the
caucus mandate should be binding, nnd
that it should now adjourn to meet again
Mr. Barnes, of Georgia, was anxious to
reach a compromise. As the Mills bill
could not pass, he favored the Forney bill,
and he would go further than Mr. Crain,
and add all the reductions made by the Sen
ate bill.
Mr. Buckalew, of Pennsylvania, wanted
a committee of five appointed to reporsime
feasible proposition to the caucus Saturday
night; and Mr. Outhwaite, of Ohio, took a
similar position.
Mr. Bandall did not believe anybody
would accuse him of undue haste iu press
ing the matter. He was looking ahead to
the struggle that must follow in the future,
and that would result in again bringing the
party into power. There was no use in
brooding over the past No man would
make greater sacrifices than he to bring this
about. The Cowles bill had been kept a
month in committee, and was not taken up
until all of its other work was finished. He
intended to take up the bill in the House,
but the caucus proposition prevented him.
He was opposed to longer delay, because
there would then he no opportunity to take
up the hill.
Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee, asked if the
Speaker had not the right to exercise his
discretion in recognizing a member to sus
pend the rules at a liter date, if the bill
should be delayed by an adjournment of the
Mr. Bandall replied in the affirmative,
but added that he did not propose to leaVe
the matter of recognition to any man. The
caucus might appoint a committee, as pro
posed by Mr. Buckalew, but he would'not
therefore be deterred from trying to repeal
the tobarcotax. He was roundly applauded
during the delivery of his speech. A long
discussion followed respecting the prece
dence of motions to take up revenue bills
and to suspend the rules.
Mr. O'Neill, of Missouri, said that he
stood by the Way3 ami Means Committee,
but was iu favor of the Cowles bill. The
tobacco tax was a war tax and should be
Mr. Cowles said he was tired of quibbling
and talked plainly about the procrastina
tion of the Ways and Means Committee,
and how they had put him off time and
again, when he begged them to report a
tobacco bill one way or another. The people-did
not care about what committee re
ported a bill; they wanted the tobacco tax
cut off and did not care how it came about.
Mr. Scott, of Pennsylvania, and Mr.
Breckinridge, of Kentucky, earnestly de
fended the Ways and Means Committee, and
charged that theKandall bill was a divorce
ment of the two wings of the party, aud
warmly protested against a severance of the
tariff and revenue features of the MUIs bill,
arguing that the bill represented the result
of the mature deliberations of the Ways and
Means Committee, and had gained votes in
manufacturing centers.
Mr. Crompton, of Maryland, said that it
was evident that the Republicans wanted
the House to adjourn without cutting off the
tobacco tax. Then they would call a'special
session of Congress and pass such a bill
within the next 60 days. It would not be
wise to allow the Democratic party to be
weakened in this way.
BIr. Vance, jof Connecticut, wanted the
whole tobacco -tax repealed. This had al
ways been his position, and now he de
manded that the whole tax be abolished.
Connecticut was entitled to recognition at
the hands of the Democracy, and this was
the feature of the repeal of the tobacco tax
in which Connecticut was alone interested.
Mr. Bandall insisted on consideration of
the bill. He had been read out of the party
twice, but had gotten back. In answer to
Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, he said he
was endeavoring to facilitate the considera
tion of the-bill to repeal the tobacco tax and
he would not agree to abide by the decision
of a majority of the caucus. He added that
he had reason to believe that two Demo
cratic members of the Committee on Bulcs
would agree to report back the resolution
introduced by him to-day, and tho Speaker
had done all in his power to secure consid
eration of the matter during this session.
Mr. Mansur, of Missouri, favored the ap
pointment of a committee to select from
both bills the provisions which could be
Mr. Breckinridge, of Arkansas, thought
it was not necessary to disenss a proposition
to put the Senate free list upon the tobacco
bill. It would be ungenerous to those hold
ing his views to touch the Bandall bill.
After a speech by Mr. Dougherty, of
Florida, the caucus without coming to any
conclnsion, adjourned.
The Government Lets Its Big Contract to a
New York Firm.
Washington, February 21. The Secre
tary of the Navy has contracted with M. F.
Pickering & Co., of New York, for the de
livery of 2,000 tons of coal at the coaling
station at Apia, Samoa, at the rate of 13 25
per ton. The coal was purchased from C.
G. Barber & Co., of New York, at the rate
ofSS G2 per ton.
The ship Sachem, of Boston, will be used
in transnorting the coal, and is expected to
make the voyage in four months. The ves
sel is now being laden at New York. The
shipment will cost the Government alto
gether abont 533,750.
Sudden and Unexpected End of the Sena
torial Contest Two Kicking Legis
lators Scared Into lilac
Dorr's Little Speech.
Charleston, W. Va., February 21.
The election of Kenna came like a flash of
lightning from a clear sky, which no one
expected, not even Senator Kenna himself,
until a late hour this morning. Some of his
ardent supporters bad notified Delegate
Dorr that unless he voted for Kenna to-day
they proposed to vote for Goff, and- as it was
generally believed that they meant what
they said, Dorr decided to choose what he
considered the least of the evils.
The first baUot showed no material chmge
from those of yesterday, except that Kirk,
of the Union-Labor members, voted for
Goff. On the second ballot President Carr
followed his example, also voting for Goff.
When C. P. Dorr's name was called he
arose and explained thathile--he''stlU -believed,
as he had from the beginning, that
the election of Kenna would bo disastrous,
to the party, he thought that the existing
state of affairs justified him in voting for
him. He said that the people of the State
were confronted with the prospect of three
Governors, and if the election of a United
States Senator was not secured the prospect,
therefore, of three United States Senators.
In the face of this he believed that an
election should be had at any cost, but that
he believed he was right in the course he
had taken from the beginning. Horr, the
other Union-Labor man, voted for Governor
Wilson, but when the end of the roll was
reached he changed to Kenna, and secured
his election. The vote stood Kenna 40,
Goff 45.
An Alarm That Was Too Much for nf Re
pentant Fireman.
Louisville, Ky., February 21. An un
common incident occurred at one of the
churches here last night. A revival was
in progress, and among those who went up
to confess his sins was Henry Ostely, a
young man whose life had not been noted
for Christian-like deeds, He had been con
nected with the fire department, and was a
most energetic worker at a fire.
Several members of the church were
around the young sinner, giving him words
of comfort and encouraging him in the step
he was about to take. At that moment a
fire alarm struck. The young man sprang
suddenly from his kneeling posture, rushed
from the house at the top of his speed, and
hurried to the scene of the fire. He did not
return to church.
She Will Build a Country Residence in the
Hoosicr State.
Louisville, Ky., February 21. Miss
Mary Anderson, the actress, owns a .valua
ble farm of 330 acres on the Bafayctte town
ship knobs, about five miles north of New
Albany, which lies on the Ohio, opposite
Louisville. On the farm is a fine orchard,
and a building site, from which can be had
a magnificent view of the Falls City and
the distant Ohio.
Miss Anderson has announced, so her
friends assert, that she intends erecting
upon this high hill a magnificent country
residence, similar in architectual style to
some of the old English country houses.
Everything Comes Down bnt the Price In
the Anthraclto Business.
Philadelphia, February 21. The
anthracite coal companies have practically
determined to further restrict their output
by shutting down two days each week. The
Beading and the other coal companies have
agreed to join it. The shut-down begins to
morrow, and the mines will be closed Fri
day and Saturday of each week until further
It was stated to-day that if this was in
sufficient the coal companies would take
even more radical measures. No reduction
in prices will be made if it can be avoided.
It Will Continue to Carry Undo Sam's Cash
for Awhile Longer.
Washington, February 21. The com
mittee appointed to consider the bids re
ceived' from Adams Express Company and
the United States Express Company for the
transportation of Government funds, made a
report to the Secretary o'f the Treasury in
favor of the acceptance of the bl.l of the
Adams Express Company, which holds the
existing contract for this service.
It is understood that the committee report
that the bid submitted by the United States
Company does not comprehend, the full re
quirements of the service.
The concluding chap
ters oi'"Tho Btranso
Disappearance ol jir.
Constam' will appear
nest Saturday.Anoiner
powerful story follows
it in succeeding Satur
day issues. "The Penny
comequlcks" every
Monday morning.
fob &,
' &
Say a r of Pittsburg Busi
ness foCj&t a Strong Op
position Developed.
Is the Question Propounded to the
legislative Committee.
Pleas for the Repeal of the Oleomargarine
Act Argaments oa Both Sides Rn tan
Introdnces a Senatorial Apportionment
Bill Speaker Boyer Is a Candidate for
State Treasurer Soldiers Orphans
Schools to bo Investigated Syndicate
Schools to be Abolished Important
Labor Legislation ia Committee Favor
nblo Report on Controller Morrow's
Street Hill.
A spirited discussion was had yesterday
before the Committee on Health and Sanita
tion in regard to the repeal of the oleo
margarine act. Both sides of the case were
well represented, many prominent Pitts
burg men being present. Speaker Boyer
has announced himself as a candidate for
the State Treasurership. The Soldiers
Orphans' Schools are to be investigated, and
perhaps abolished.
Haeeisbueg, February 2L Colonel
Victor Piolett, of Bradford comity, told the
Committee on Health and Sanitation to-day
that he hadn't voted for "Van Buren, and he
hadn't voted for Cleveland, all because the
Colonel is a believer in protection. As a
believer of this kind, he asked the Health
and Sanitation Committee not to destroy the
protection given the farmer by the law pro
hibiting the manufacture and sale of oleo-,
marcarine in Pennsylvania.
The Colonel admitted to 77 years of age,
and that he had come a long distance for so
old a man to oppose the repeal of the law.
He was loaded with information which the
committee could have for the asking. A
few general statements, however, were aU
he made, and his assertion of his political
action didn't please the Democrats on the
A. M. Voigt, of the Grocers' Supply and
Storage Company, of Pittsburg, told the
committee that until within, a couple of
weeks 1,000 to 1,500 tubs of oleomargarine
of 60 pounds each, were sold in Pittsburg.
Prosecutions, however, had largely stopped
the sale. Oleo was retailed at the same
price as butter, and he knew of no clamor
among the people for it. He considered
that' as long as oleo was made in imitation
of butter it woulu be sold as butter.
Mr. Marian dAiresented petitions on which
were the namespf the Mayors of .Pittsburg
and Allegheny, asking for the repeal of the
law. Mr. Bose, of Cambria, reinforced this,
by an appeal in the interest of the working
men for a repeal pf the law. C.A.Watson,
W. C. Staving end Charles Mulbrenner,
were on hand from Pittsburg in favor of the
repeal of the law.
Just after the committee adjourned a
delegation of 35 members of the Philadel
phia Produce Exchange arrived, and this
afternoon another meeting of the committee'
was held, at which thej; appeared in a body,
several of them addressing the committee.
They claimed to have along the largest re
tail butter dealer of the country, and had
John J. Habecker, President of the
National Butter and Egg Association. !
Those present from Pittsburg iu opposi-j
tion to the .repeal or the law were C. O'Don
nell, ex-President of the Betail Grocers Ex
change of Pittsburg; Charles Soniers, of
Somers Bros. & Co.; W. J. McAlister, of
McAlister Bros.; WilUam J. Yost, attorney
for the anti-Oleo Asssociation, and A. M.
Voigt, of the Grocers' Supply and Storage.
Mr. Yost, addressed the committee this
afternoon on the fraudulent character of the
oleo business, and stated that the only men
who were here from Pittsburg asking the,
repeal of the law were men who were under
indictment for its violation.
This brought Representative Marland to
his feet in his own defense, and caUed down
on him from Mr. Yost the assertion that he
(Marland) had admitted he was ignorant o
the provisions of the bill when he intro
duced it.
Mr. Marland charged that log rolling and
the dangerous influences of personal friend
ship had been brought to bear on the com
mittee, but he had too mnch confidence in
the members to believe it would succeed, i
Mr. Yost, for the benefit of the committee,'
analyzed the petitions presented in the fore
noon by Marland, and found a large num
ber of names of persons against whom
charges had been made of violating the law.
Mr. Yost hiid ridden roughshod over Mr.
Watson, who has been rather prominent as
a friend of oleo.
Mr. Watson exclaimed. "3Ir. Yost, yon
have said a great deal about me. I can
speak for myself. But you say, sir, these
people are just like me. Now, sir, I don't
want these gentlemen traduced."
"No, no, Mr. Watson," quickly retorted
Attorney Yost, with biting sarcasm, "I
have not compared these gentlemen to you.
I woul'dn't do such a thing."
In explaining why Mayor McCallin
micht have signed the petition, Mr. Yost
said one of the Mayor's best friends had
been convicted of selling oleo and the
Mayor appeared in court the other day
asking a light sentence for him, in which
request Mr. Yost joined, as the gentleman
promised to quit the business.
Bono by the State Senate aad House of
Haeeisbueg, February 21. The Senate
to-day passed on second reading the Magee
passenger railway bill, bills for the identi
fication of habitual criminals, for the estab
lishment of public morgues, punishing the
unlawful wearing of badges ot the G. A. R
Loyal Legion and the Union Veteran Lesion,
the constitutional amendment for the classi
fication of cities, and the bill making books
and documents In the Insurance Bepartment
legal evidence.
Tho Houso passed on second readinj; the biU
to compel insurance companies to pay the face
value of a premium, the bill providing the
houses, or additions to houses in cities of the
second class, must hereafter be ot brick or
stone, and tho bill repealing the act of May L
A.I. lSTtf, concerning assessments for street
improvements in cities other than of the flrst
class. the cause assigned in a preamble being
that the act is rendered null and void by reason
of inability at times to discover the names of
property owners. The new county bill also
passed second reading, while the bill to permit
Continued on Sixth JPUge.