Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 06, 1889, Image 1

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throueh THE DIS
PATCH. Tho best
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President Harrison Comes Out
of His Saturating Expert
ence of Monday
V. '
He Devotes His First Day in
Office to Handshaking
"With Thonsands.
It furnished Ko Surprises, Being
Exactly as Foreshadowed
the Past Week.
Heartily Enjoys
First Real
Rest He Has Had
for Four Tears,
Colonel trod Mrs. Lamont Leave To-day
With the Cleveland for New York City
Lnst Reminders of the Inauguration
ltlnstc "Permeates the Air nil Day New
York's Crack Seventh Kecltnent the
Finest, bnt Crowded Hard by the First
Pennsylvania General Tracy Already a
General Favorite The Pennsylvania
Troops Again Behave Unlike Soldiers.
Benjamin Harrison has been President
of the United States a whole day. His
first official work was that of announcing to.
the Senate his Cabinet, which was the same
as has been announced in The Dispatch
for some time past, and it was confirmed
during a ten-minute executive session of the
Senate. The Clevelands leave "Washington
to-day for New York, where ex-President
Cleveland's shingle is already out Serious
reports are coming in of the Pennsylvania
troops again behaving in a very ungentle
manly way.
rrjioK Jl staff correspondent.
Washington, March 5. In this great
est of all show towns in this country, the
visitors who throng to the place regard the
chief duty of the Chief Magistrate toie
that of shaking hands with the public. It
would be as impossible to give a clear idea
of how much of that President Harrison did
to-day as it would' be to exaggerate it. He
has been kept at it all day. His first en
counter irith his fellow-citizens in the morn
ing resulted in his shaking the hands of
6,000 of them. Then he went to bed for a
couple of hours, and when he arose, slightly
refreshed, he went at it again.
The news in which the most people in the
United States will take the greatest inter
est is that President Harrison has come out
of his saturating experience of yesterday
without a cold or pneumonia, or anything
worse than 'very great fatigue. The other
great news is that General Harrison has
made ud his Cabinet precisely as The Dis
patch has announced it, time and again.
The Cabinet Announced and Confirmed.
The Senate met at noon and made the con
fimation of the Cabinet its only business.
The centlemen thus commissioned to com
pose the staff" of the Executive for the next
four years are the following:
Secretary of State James G. Blaine,
of Maine.
Secretary of the Treasury WlLLlAsr Wisdom,
of Minnesota.
Secretary of TTar. Redmeld Pboctoe,
of Vermont.
Secretary of the JVary... Benjamin F. Tract,
of New York.
Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble,
of Missouri.
I'mimailer General... John Wanamaker,
of Pennsylvania.
Attorney General W. H. H. Miller,
of Indiana.
Secretary of Agriculture Jebe Rcsk,
of Wisconsin.
Commissions Signed and Delivered.
Colonel Lee, of the State Department,
called upon Colonel Lije Halford early in
the afternoon, and found tbanew dignitary
hard at work at the desk just vacated by
Colonel Lamont Colonel Lee said that Mr.
Bayard was waiting to affix his signature
to the commission of the new Secretary of
Colonel Halford said that all the commis
sions were signed, and that he would be
glad to give them to Colonel Lee. The gal
lant Democrat replied that he would take
them, but that Secretary Bayard would not
sign any other than Mr. Blaine's. It was
the custom, he said, for the outgoing Secre
tary of State to sign only his successor's
commission, and for hit successor to sign all
the others. Colonel Halford said that all
the members of the new Cabinet were in to wn
except "Wan&maker and Ruik.
What the Sheepskins Are Like.
The commissions were soon brought to
Colonel Halford's desk. They are sheets of
parchment paper, very like what bank notes
are printed on. There are only a few words
written on each sheet, and surrounded by a
great margin. The President's signature,
in a large, slanting English hand, is affixed
to each, and there is a blank for that of the
Secretary of State. The printing of the
blanks announces "That is hereby ap
pointed ," and it is intended in the
second blank space the name of the office
j shall be written out, so that it shall read:
r " is hereby appointed Secretary of
State," or whatever, but old George Battle,
' -- who was appointed clerk of commissions
and pardons in the State Department by
Daniel "Webster in old Tippecanoe Harri
son's time, knew better than the printer,
.and always writes in the words "to be," so
.- that the commifsion of James G. Blaine
reads that he is appointed to be Secretary
of State. Like Mr. "Windom, the new
JBeeretarxcf BUte has two of these great j
sheets of white paper to "hand down to pos
terity. Dividing the Sleeping Rooms.
General Harrison was completely tired
out when he went to bed last night,-and a
quiet night's sleep did not by any means
rest him. Before he went to bed he agreed
to the distribution of the "White House
rooms made by his family. The McKee
children and nurses have had given to them
the room known as the President's room,
the second room from the last on the north
end of the honse. The President has taken
what is known as the Prince of "Wales
room, next to the executive office. Mrs.
Harrison has the next room beyond, and is
to use the adjoining little room, further on,
as her boudoir. Her bedroom is the one to
which General Garfield was taken after he
received the wound that resulted in his
death. The room across the hall, which
Mrs. Cleveland used for that purpose, is
now the sleeping room of the General's
daughter and her husband, Mr. McKee.
Russell Harrison and his wife have the
room opposite the executive office, with the
small adjoining room for their famous baby.
Necessity for Separate Apartments.
Our married Presidents have always had
sleeping apartments to themselves. A
President of the United States is elected to
sit up nights over bills and with deputa
tions and Cabinets. As the wives of the
Presidents have distinct and separate duties
as exacting, if not as official, as those of
their husbands, they are entitled to apart
ments wholly their own, wherein they can
rest, regardless of the exactions imposed
upon their greater if not better halves.
The newcomers into the "White House
have parted in the best of terms with the
outgoing household, and declare themselves
especially pleased with the neat and precise
disposition of all the rooms as they were left
by the Clevelands and turned over by Colo
nel John M. "Wilson, the army officer in
charge, who is, after all, the official respon
sible for such details.
The President has been rained on all day
again, but this time by letters and telegrams
of congratulation. They have come from
everybody, including the Shah of Persia.
The One That Pleased Him Most.
The one which doubtless pleased him
the most was 'that which Colonel John C.
New and his friends sent. It silences the
silly tale that Mr. New and all the other
politicians in Indiana are raising their I
hands to high heaven and vowing revenge
upon President Harrison for appointing an
amateur like Partner Mllertohis Cabinet
to represent Indiana.
One of the President's first callers, this
morning, was James G. Blaine. "When the
President had tired himself out shaking
hands with everybody, he went out on the
porch and saw thousands of delegations and
organizations from various States march by.
In the afternoon he received men, women
and children again, by thousands, in the
East room. It was remarked that he looked
white and pale, but his friends say he does
look so, and there is no more color in his
face than his new acquaintances have seen
there to-day. Colonel Wilson flood by him
while he shook the publio by the hand.
Democrats will be interested in knowing
that President Harrison stands in the center
of the East room, and the people pass to
ward him from the private hallway, instead
of standing as President Cleveland always
did, in the entrance to the hallway, while
the people come to him through' the East
General Tracy Already Popular.
General Tracy is here, and has made the
very best impression that has been created
by a general acquaintance with all new
members of the Cabinet. His modesty, fine
appearance, perfect democracy and genial
address, have caused his appointment to be
commented upon with unanimous praise by
all men, regardless of partisan or factional
bearings. "When Secretary "Whitney took
official leave of the officers and employes of
the Navy Department, this afternoon, he at
the same time took occasion to say a few
pleasant words in regard to his successor.
He said: "I am personally acquainted with
Judge Tracy, and consequently can truth
fully congratulate you upon his selection.
He is a man of probity and ability, and will
make an excellent Secretary of the Navy.
It is a good appointment."
Colonel Fred Grant is here, and so are
General Sherman and General Alger, of
Michigan. Murat Halsted, Joseph Howard,
Jr., and George Alfred Townsend, "White
law Beid, and hosts of others, mostly Brook
lyn men, are still in town.
A Close Call for the Seventh.
The music that permeated the very atmos
phere yesterday still ruled the air, but the
strains were all of departing bands to-day.
All admit that Signor Cappa's Seventh
Regiment, New York, band was the very
best that came to town to-day. The Seventh
itself beat all the other organizations, and
this was also unanimously admitted. The
President paid the New York dandies the
signal honor of going out to the front of the
reviewing stand in the drenching rain on
Monday to salute Colonel Clark's command,
hut the regiment did not have as easy
victory as usual. The First Pennsylvania
Regiment moved like clockwork, and was
highly praised. That made the Seventh's
victory all the greater, for all say it carried
off the banner.
The Seventh's boys went out of town in
great style this afternoon, breaking the
hearts of the shopkeepers, who say they can
spend more money and spend it more grace
fully than any set of men that ever came to
The fad of the day is the carrying away of
palmleafs from the ballroom in the Pension
building. The lady who does not carry one
of these ragged leaves on the street to-day is
sure to be green with envy of all the others.
The Ex-Presldcnt Enjoying His First Best
in Fonr Years ills Fatnro Pro-
gramme and That of the
Ex-Cabinet Officials.
Mr. Cleveland passed the quietest day in
four years. He has thought it necessary to
work.on some of the Sunday evenings of his
administration, but from the moment he
entered ex-Secretary Fairchild's house, after
the inaugural ceremonies yesterday, he has
had as near absolute rest as an ex-President
one day out of office could have. "With Mrs.
Cleveland he was driven out to Oakview
this morning, and this afternoon he received
a number of the official friends of his ad
ministration. Some of his Cabinet officers
called and said good-bye. Among them
were Mr. Garland, who will remain in
"Washington and practice law, and Mr. Bay
ard, who owns a house here and will divide
his time between his home in Delaware and
this city, where he can notice the policy of
his successor. Mr. Endicott also saw his
former chief. Mr. Endicott will return to
Boston in a week or so, and immediately
sail for Europe. The Cleveland Secretary of
"War will spend -the summer in Europe.
Where the litest Will Drift.
Mr. Vilas and Mr. "Whitney alio called
on Mr. Cleveland. Mr. "Whitney will re
turn almost immediately to his home in
New York, while Mr. Vilas will not resume
his occupations in Madison, "Wis., before
April. Mr. Dickinson will go straight to
his home in Detroit and resume the law
practice he laid down to become Postmaster
General for two years. Mr. Fairchild will
be in New York on Friday or Saturday,anid
by next week will be ready to take his
place as President of the Security and
Trust Company, the institution promoted
by the capital of the New York Life Insur
ance Company.
If the present arrangements are not
chanced, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland will leave
for New York to-morrow morning. Colonel
and Mrs. Lamont will accompany them.
They will put up at the Victoria Hotel and
remain there, with "the exception of the
summer months, until late in the fall. Mr.
Cleveland will be at his desk in Stetson &
Bangs' office either this week or possibly by
next Monday morning.
Hector Can't Get Used to the Change.
Mrs. Cleveland's little French poodle,
Hector, hardly knows how to take the
change from the. "White House to Mr. Fair
child's home. The rooms of the ex-Secretary's
home are not as spacious as those in
the White House, and besides, he does not
have the free run of them as he did in the
White House.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland and their hosts
and visitors had a good many reminders
that the Harrison inaugural jollification
had not ended with yesterday's sleepy and
mangled programme. They heard the
bands of marching organizations who had
beento the White House to greet the new
President, and when driving out in the
morning they saw thousands of stragglers
who either couldn't crowd in the trains last
night or haven't money to get out of town
The Hotels Well Filled With Partisans
Preparing Petitions The West Leads
In the Scramble, Brooklyn
Being a Good Second.
The boarding houses have taken a great
tumble in the schedule of their prices. They
now notify the earth that they have got big
rooms for $1 a day. Up to last night they
were anywhere from $5 to $10. But the
hotels or at least most of them are still
well filled. The corridors of the Arlington
and Ebbitt are particularly lively.
The vast majority of those who have re
mained in town want something from the
administration. The professional type
writers of the city have been crowded
with their efforts to put the finishing touches
to petitions favoring citizens for almost
every place at the disposal of President
Harrison and his Cabinet. It is asserted
that Washington never saw such a colossal
and hopeful army of petitioners. They
come from nearly every State, and if they
cannot afford to have their petitions neatly
printed by the typewriters, they cluster
around the writing desks in the hotels and
have great times making out their claims
on the new administration.
No Grass Grows Under Their Feet.
Many were not contented with the peti
tions. They visited the departments and
tried all sorts of subterfuges to see the new
Cabinet members. Scarcely had the Sen
ate confirmed President Harrison's advisers
before the ante-rooms of the State Treasury,
Postoffice, and the other departments began
to fill up. Some even didn't wait until the
Senate confirmed the appointments. These
started for the departments immediately
after breakfast.
It is noticed that theWestern men are
particularly effusive in the belief that big
chunks of the Federal patronage are to be
handed over to them. The Brooklyn men
have kept pace with some of these West
erners. This was developed when they
serenaded General Tracy at his hotel this
morning. The bands of the Mike Dady
and John Y. McKane organizations led the
boys up to the Arno, where the new Secre
tary of the Navy is stopping temporarily,
and General Tracy made a speech to them.
In it he said thatnow that the Republicans
were in power again, a good deal more than
some would care to consider depended on
the integrity and copper-fastened honesty
of the administration. The General had
no fears on the subject, but he thought it
good to point this out from the start
How the Tracys Will Entertain.
An interesting bit was developed at this
serenade. General Tracy is a rich man,
but not as rich as Secretary Whitney. He
will, therefore, entertain more modestly,
and his receptions and dinners will not be
of the lavish richness of theWhitneys; but
the Tracys will endeavor to make their
home one of the interesting spots in the new
administration. The General is on the
lookout for a 'home, and as soon as he se
cures one to suit him he will leave his
apartments in the Arno.
Mrs. Tracy is somewhat of an invalid,and
a good share of the work of her receptions
will be taken from her by her daughters,
Mary and Mrs. Wilmerding. Mrs. Wil
merding will undoubtedly receive much of
the attention. She is an accomplished
younj widow, with a handsome fortune..
She is a sparkling conversationalist, and
has traveled extensively.
The Brooklyn Club will entertain Gener
al Tracy next week, and later on the Ham
ilton Club will do honor to the New York
member of the Cabinet
Only n Few of tho President's Personal Ap
pointments Made.
Mr. Elijah W. Halford took the'oath of
office as the President's Private Secretary,
last night It was administered by Mr.
Crook, one of the Executive clerks. He
formally accepted his duties this morning.
There were several appointments made in
the force at the Mansion to-day. Captain
F. S. Dinsmore was appointed on the
clerical force, and assigned todutvinchartre
of the lower floor of the House. E. F. Tib
bett and Miss Alice B. Sanger, of Indiana,
were appointed clerks. There nave been no
changes in the old force, all have been re
tained so far.
Hugo Zieman, of Chicago, has been ap
pointed steward in the place of William T.
Sinclair, President Cleveland's valet, who
The Air That All Homcward-Bannd Bands
Play Is Anld Lang Syne.
All the afternoon and evening visiting or
ganizations have been getting out of the
town. It would appear that bands without
perhaps special significance play "Anld
Lang Syne." The strains of this comforting
musical poem are played in front of the
homes of the dispensers of patronage under
the new administration, they are wafted
through the streetsm the way to the depots,
and they are last to be heard as the trains
swing out bound north, cast, south and
It Is Claimed That the -Pennsylvania Troops
Became Disorderly.
Washington, March 6. The Pennsyl
vania troops became very disorderly to-day,
and at one time it looked as if there might
be serious trouble. A crowd of the Penn
sylvania militiamen had congregated on E
street, between Eighth and .Ninth, and com
pletely blockaded the thoroughfare, daring
Continued on Sixth -Ixgi.
pastel wimtirij.
The City is Stunned by the Collapse
of Its Leading Industry.
TheiReadlng Iron Company is Forced to
Suspend Payment,
Creditors Will be Asked to Take Bonis and Stock
for Their Claims.
The Reading Iron Works has been forced
to the wall. This failure, while not en
tirely unexpected in financial circles, was a
surprise to the general public The fact of
so many men being thrown out of employ
ment is regarded as a heavy blow at Read
ing. The concern has quite a history, in
effort will be made to -effect some sort of an
Reading, March 5. Nothing that has
happened since 1873 has had so saddening
an effect as the announcement' this morning
that the Reading Iron Works, the largest
manufacturing concern in the city, has sus
pended payment. Those posted in financial
matters had, it appears, been, expecting
something of the sort for some time, bnt to
the general public the news came like a
thunderbolt from, a clear sky, and nothing
else was talked of to-day.
The news of the suspension was followed
by numerous rumors of the allure of other
institutions intimately connected with this
corporation, but thus far there have been no
other suspensions, though several -other
concerns are undoubtedly nit hard, but
will probably be able to pull through. 'It
appears that the Reading Iron Works'
paper has for some time been looked upon
as shaky by several of the banks here,
which have refused to handle it except upon
the very best indorsements.
The reported immediate cause of the
failure here is the protest of the company's
notes in Philadelphia yesterday.- Tq-day
judgments will be entered in the Court
House here for $110,000 in favor oi the
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, which
has been for many years a heavy creditor of
the company, and which for a while, some
10 or 12 years ago, carried the company
The Reading Iron Works, as stated above,
was the largest manufacturing concernIn
Reading and the leading iron manufactur
ing concern in the Schuylkill-valley. It
operated the Reading Sheet Mill, two large
pipe mills, two furnaces, the Scott works
and the steam forge, and, when they were fn
operation, the pipe milli consumed the out
put of several rolling mills in Reading and .
the immediate vicinity, besides being a
large customer of the pig iron furnaces of
the Schuylkill valley.
The pipe mills alone consumed from 700
to 800 tons of coal per day and aU of the
works together, when full of orders, em
ployed from 1,500 to 2,000 hands. They
manufactured wrought iron pipes, ice ma
chines, cotton presses, sugar-making ma-
chinery, steam engines, .hip forging., ordJi-iy'l10
naucer,ll or& of heavy caknYsandlfett
The "President," the largest pumping en
gine in the world, was manufactured by this
company, and during the war thousands of
heavy cannon 'were made for the Govern
ment Previously to 1873, when the name
of the company -was Seyfert, McManus &
Co., the stock was regarded as one of the
best investments known. It had paid enor
mous dividends, and was valued as high as
$2,200 per share, the original par value hav
ing been 5100.
But shortly after the beginning of the
panic the company became practically in
solvent partly through Its indorsements of
the Texas Pacific Construction Company,
in which its President, the late John Mc
Manus, was largely interested. After that
it dragged along for several years until it
was reorganized under the management of
E. W. Coit, the present President. A
million dollars was raised by mortgage at
that time. Lately this mortgage fell due
and JWO.OOO of it was paid off with the pro
ceeds of the sinking fund created for that
purpose and a new mortgage given for
This, together with the fact that large ad
ditions have been made to the plant within
the last few years, led the public to think
that the company was in good condition and
heightened the surprise by announcement
of the suspension. A number of reductions
in the force in all the mills, with the ex
ception of the pipe mills, have been made
lately. With these exceptions the works
continued in operation until to-day. The
value of the property of the company in this
city probably exceeds 51,200,000.
A director of the company said this after
noon that, at the meeting to be held on
Thursday, creditors will be asked to take
stock or bonds in exchange for their claims.
He added that unless this was done the
company would be forced to liquidate, and
the creditors would then get very little. The
company has issued 5250,000 first mortgage
and 5150,000 second mortgage bonds.
In addition to this, there is $500,
000 of preferied stock and 5500,000 of
common. The floating debt is said to be
heavy. It was stated: this afternoon by a
bank president that the company has sold a
large amount of paper within the Jast six
months, and that some of the Philadelphia
banks are heavy creditors.
A stockholder of the company said this
I think that the plant is worth $1,500,000. I
do not know last what our liabilities are. On
January 1, the company had $500,000 of mort
gage bonds outstanding. A new mortgage for
00,000 was made and bonds were issued. Of
these 500.000 were issued to retire the old
bonds ana siw,wu to acquire additional prop
erty. The company owns about 70 acres In Bead
ing and valuable property in this city. We did a
good condition. We pnt our money into the
business as fast as we made it, A large busi
ness was formerly done in piping natural gas
wells, and this has fallen off considerably dur
ing the past year.
That's the Question of the Day la Brad
dock Boroagh.
Braddock, March 5. The Volunteer
fire company has sent a petition to the bor
ough Council, asking that 12 electric fire
alarm boxes be placed in the borough, and
also that better hose quarters be provided.
Action was deferred.
The company will give an entertainment
on a large scale in Lytle's Opera House.
Saturday night Many Pittsburgers will
take part The proceeds are to be used for
the erection of a substantial brick engine
8T.000 Short and Snlchlcd.
New York, March 6. Herbert Mulaney,
35 years old, a bookkeeper in the employ of
Julius Bfen & Co., lithographers, atj 139
Duane street, committed suicide at noon to
day by shooting himself through the -head
with a revolver in the store. There U $7,000
to be accounted for. - - v ft
A 9UI4 Imitation of the London Fiend Torus
.Up- at Denver-iTbe Women la a
State or Terror A Lynching.
Party Is In Prospect.
Dknveb, March 5. The authorities here
are very much excited by the report of a
mysterious individual whose conduct is any
thing but proper. For some nights women
and girls have been approached by a slightly
built man, whose dark, swarthy complexion
and peculiar dress indicate that he is a for
eigner. He is described as possibly 40 years
of age, with dark, piercing eyes.
He seeks a dark recess in which to hide,
and, without any warning whatever, springs
upon unprotected females and throws a rope
around their necks. This he twists in gar
rote fashion, so that a scream is out of the
question. After insensibility ensues the
victim is laid upon the ground and the mys
terious individual disappears. Among the
victims of this person is MinnieTeney, who
had scarcely alighted from a car when the
villain sprang from the darkness of a neigh
boring shed, threw a rope about her neck,
and twisted it in the manner described, so
that she could neither scream nor resist
Lncky for her the 0 Deration was wit
nessed by a couple of dogs who sprang upon
the man and caused him to release the girl.
Miss Teney was so prostrated by the shock
that she is still lying dangerously ill. Miss
Nellie Chamberlin is another victim of the
man's atrocious conduct Another report
comes from a half dozen school girls who
were skating when a small dark individual
sprang from a pile of rubbish on the prairie
and. exclaimed: "I'm Jack the Choker."
While running away one of the girls, Mary
Eckart, slipped and fell, and as she was
about to rise a rope was thrown about her
Bat for the prompt appearance of a pa
trolman, she might have shared a similar
late- Should the villain be caught by the
mob who are waiting his appearance a
lynching will be the result It is impossi
ble to find a woman on the streets after
drk without an escort.
Ken York and Pennsylvania Milk Dealers
Organize for DIntual Protection.
.Middletown, N. Y., March 5. A con
vention of representative milk producers,
held at Oxford a day or two ago since,set on
foot a movement which Is designed to unite
the whole body of producers in New York,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who are
engaged in supplying the New York City
market, in an organization for mutual pro
tection and advantage. The producers com
plain that the combination known as the
New York Milk Exchange, composed of
city wholesale dealers and creamery men
and acting as middle men, juggle with
prices and supply in such -manner as to
fleece both producers and consumers. The
movement now set on foot has in view two
objects first to do away with" the ex
tortions of middle men by substituting
af system of direct dealings between the
producers and the city retail dealers, and
second, to secure for the dairymen better
facilities for shipping milk to market
-The convention at Oxford was composed
of delegates from Orange, Sullivan, Dela
ware, Broome, Madison, Chenango, Oneida
and Otsego counties, together with repre
sentatives of other localities in the great
dairy district A permanent organization
was effected under the name of "The Dairy
men's Protective Union," with Clarence R.
go Forks, Treasurer, and with an-Advisory
Committee ot nine conspicuous dairymen
selected from different localities In the
milk producing region.
New Orleans is Enjoying; Its Annual Mardl
Gras Spectacle.
New Obleans, March 5. The day was
bright and balmy, and His Majesty, the
Mighty Rex, treated his subjects to a de
lightful day's pleasure. The display made
was one of the most brilliant pageants ever
witnessed. The subject illustrated was
"Treasures of the Earth." The procession
was led by the household troops mounted
followed by the Minister of Boeuf Gras, who
was attended by a mounted guard. The
King's car was the first of the nineteen cars
that were in line. It was resplendent with
jewels and emblems of all nations.
1 The second car represented a cornucopia;
the third, pearls; fourth, rubies; fifth, silver;
sixth, opals; seventh, fruit; eighth, crystals;
ninth, iron; tenth, marble; eleventh, copper;
twelfth, diamonds; thirteenth, sapphires;
fourteenth, ivory; fifteenth, gold; sixteenth,
amethyst; seventeenth, emeralds; eighteenth,
coral; nineteenth, shells.
The eighth representation of the Krewe of
Proteus this evening was a very handsome
illustration of the Hindoo heavens, or Hin
doo mythology. There were 18 groups or
illustrations on cars.
They Refase Offers Made for Their Plants
by an English Syndicate.
Rochester, March 5. For some time
it has been known tbat a syndicate of cap
italists, known as the City of London Con
tract Corporation, wished to purchase the
three largest breweries in the city, the
Bartholomay, Rochesterjand Genesee Com
panies' plants. Despite denials of those
interested, William Fowler and Alexander
Furness, two English experts, arrived in
this country last week, and have since been
examining the plants of these companies.
They cabled the resultof their examinations
to London, and the English syndicate made
an offer to-day.
The offer was considered at a combined
meeting of the three companies and re
fused. The terms were kept secret The
breweries may be sold singly.
The General's Son Makes a Partial and
Explanatory Confession.
New Yobk, March 5. The trial of Rob
ert Sigel, son of General Franz Sigel, for
irregularities while a clerk in the pension
office here, was begun this afternoon before
a United States commissioner. The prisoner
is charged with forgery in indorsing pen
sion checks and receiving the money with
out the knowledge of the owners.
Young Sigel admitted that he might have
signed the checks alleged to have been
forged. Sometimes ladies asked him to do
that when they had their gloves on. Sigel
was taken back to Ludlow street jail.
One of the Damage Snlts Will Come Up In
Conrt To-Day.
McKeespobt, March 5. The damage
suit of Magnus Pflaum, Esq., against this
city will be called up in Common Pleas
Court No. 2 to-morrow. About 50 wit
nesses have been called. The suit is one. oi
the Jenny Lind street cases, in which ac
tion was brought in' consequence of the
sliding of the hfllside.
Lost Money and Drowned Himself.
HAbrisbubg, March 5. Matthew
Engle, of Middletown, this county, . who
worried greatly over money lost by indors
ing,, last night drowned himself in the
canaL He was. 65 years oldV
A YoungTankee Newspaper .Reporter
Well Repaid for a Piece of
Sweetheart Refuses to Marry
Until He Discovers for Her
Lots Guides Him in His Difficult Task, and the Wed
dine Comes Off,
A reporter for a Connecticut newspaper
has just reaped the reward of a clever pieee
of detective work. He was betrothed to a
young lady who wouldn't name the day
till he learned for her who she was. She
had been adopted from an orphan asylum
and was anxious to discover her own iden
tity and meet her relatives, if she had any.
The reporter was successful, upon his sec
ond search, and, yesterday the wedding took
New Haven, Conn, March 5. There
was a quiet wedding in the little village of
Terryville, Litchfield county, this afternoon
that ends a pleasing love story and begins
a new chapter in the romantic life of a Con
necticut girl. Miss Jennie Hart, the
adopted daughter of a wealthy manu
facturer of Kensington, was the bride, and
the man she married is Thomas E. Nune
nan, a reporter for the New Haven Morn,
ing Newt.
Nunenan did not get his wife nntil he
had put in some good work in the detective
line in search of the young lady's parents.
She refused to marry him until she knew
the history of her early life. The
only clew with which the ardent; lover be
gan the search was the .knowledge that the
girl had been adopted from some Boston
orphan asylum and she had heard that her
real name was Hayden.
Nunenan hunted for a long time among
the records of the many institutions in Bos
ton without any success. Finally, at the
Little Wanderers Home, on Baldwin place,
the reporter learned that the girl whose his
tory he was in search of had been taken in
when 6 years old, at the request of her
grandparents. Her father had died within
a few years after she was born, and the
widow was supported by the town.
The mother ot the child would be only 38
years old if she were alive, but the super
intendent reasoned that she must have been
ill then, as the town of South Coventry,
Conn., was obliged to support her, and as
they had never heard from her, not even a
letter of inquiry having been received, she
was .undoubtedly dead. Mr. Hart had
taken the pjrl immediately after she was
received from South Coventry, in 1876.
For weeks the young man hunted for
some trace of his loved one's mother, but
the fates seemed to be- against him. He re
turned to bis work at the office of the JVetcj,
and after awhile he again started out
This time he was successful. He found
the mother living" In Rockvllle, married a
second time ud with several children by
her second husband.
The sequel was as interesting as the or
iginal search. The little girl had been torn
from her mother 14 years ago by a grand
father, who, in order to be relieved of the
expense of caring for the little one, gave
her to the Little Wanderers' Home. He
refused to tell the mother where her child
was and died without revealing the secret
Soon after that she married Mr. Eldridge.
Some time ago she saw a young lady in
Putnam who- resembled the lost one and
endeavored to find some trace of her daugh
ter there. I
She had a little photograph of the girl
taken a short time before she went away,
and in tears she showed it to Nunenan. He
had a later photo in his pocket, with the
exact features of the smaller one, but he
kept it there. The time for disclosure had
not come.
He suggested that 12 years having passed,
it would be impossible to recognize the little
girl in the person of the young lady, and
beside, she had in all probability been
given another name. But the mother be
lieved that she would recognize her at
sight, and gave proof that she could iden
tify her.
Nunenan's next interview was in execu
tive session, and the public were not ad
mitted. Two days later Miss Hart and her
guardian, Mr. Woodruff, went to Rock
ville. Mrs. Eldridge was busy sewiDg in
the mill where she was employed, when her
attention was attracted to a young lady who
was being shown about the room. "I
wonder who that young beauty is?" Mrs.
Eldridge said to a companion.
The young lady passed (trough with the
attendant, and was for the time forgotten.
A fexr minutes later Mrs. Eldridge was
called to the office and greeted with the af
fectionate name of "Mother." Soon the
Eldridge children irere caressed by the
sister whom they knew, but had never seen,
and the sister found relatives of whose ex
istence she had newly learned.
To-day Miss Hart or Hayden rewarded
the tlrelesj wooer at the altar.
Altoona's Largo and Handsome Theater
Burned to the Gronnd.
Altoona, March 5. The Mountain City
Theater was destroyed by fire at an early
hour this morning. The flames were dis
covered shortly after 3 o'clock, and in less
than three hours the handsome structure
was in ruins. The nre was undoubtedly of
incendiary-origin, and was probably the
work oi the firebugs who have been work
ing so successfully in this city for the past
two months.
The building was a massive structure and
the largest theater in central Pennsylvania.
It was built about eighteen months ago,
and has only been open a year. The origi
nal cost was 580,000, and the insurance S21,
So Says a Haytian Agent, Who Protests
Against Sending Him Arms.
New Yobk, March 5. Mr. T. Haustedt,
as the agent for the Provisional Govern
ment of Northern Hayti, filed to-day, with.
Collector Magone, a formal protest against
the shipment of arms, ammunition, or other
munitions of war to Port-au-Prince or
f other ports by any agent of Legitime's, de
claring tnat legitime was acting in direct
defiance of tbe law of Hayti.
A special protest was made in the case
of certain arms now being loaded in the
steamer Prinz Manrifz, and destined or
The Clevelands Go to New York To-Day.
New Yobk, March 5. Late this after
noon. Proprietor Hoyt, of the Victoria
Hotel, received a telegram stating tbat ex
President Cleveland and Mrs. Cleveland
would arrive at that hotel to-morrow even
ing from Washington.
A Qnlet Bnt Determined lEflort to Bay Up
tho Pennsylvania Oil Field Com
k petition to be Crashed
Afraid of the Mews
Jamestown, N. Y., March 5. An im
portant statement concerning the Standard
Oil Company is made here, on the best of
authority. Heretofore the Standard has
only been known as a handler and refiner
of petroleum, although members of the cor
poration were stockholders in great com
panies controlling the bulk of production In
the Pennsylvania oil field. Now it will
enter into active competition with the prod
ucers, besides being the only buyer of their
oil, and if any part of the industry has
been out of their control it will be so no
The Standard has created a special de
partment for buying oil property, and put
Joseph Bushnellat the head. The active
man in the field is William Fleming, in
whose name all the transactions are carried
out. The deals by which Fleming required
the bulk ot the Lima and Findlay pro
duction were but a prelude, however, to the
Standard's grand coupe, which is being
carried out in the Pennsylvania field as
quietly as possible. The monopoly is es
pecially desirous of avoiding any newspa
per agitation ot the subject for fear of
arousing the ill-feeling of the producers,
with whom it has recently terminated a
year of armed neutrality, but its officers
have quietly given tips to producers of
Standard proclivities that it stands ready to
buy all their oil territory and that of their
friends at fair prices.
Negotiations are being carried on in
Washington and Beaver counties for oil
lands and it is understood that any desirable
territory of the kind in the State and New
York need not long seek a buyer if offered
at reasonable figures. The Standard bids
fair to become in time owner of the chief
sources of where thebulk of the world's con
sumption is obtained. This will require the
expenditure of many millions, but as it will
enable the Standard to compete more suc
cessfully with the Russian oil industry, be
sides saving it from annoying and expen
sive fights with the producers, as it will
itself be the only producer the money may
be considered well spent
Liberal Leaders Indignant at Not Being In
vited to the State Ball.
Ottawa, March 5. The manner in
which the leaders of the Liberal party and
ex-members of the Liberal Cabinet were
treated at the state ball atRideau Hall last
night is the sole topic to-day. It has al
ways been the custom for the Vice-regal
party to be accompanied at the opening
ceremonies by the Cabinet and ex-Cabinet
Ministers. For the first time this rule was
deviated from last evening, the ex-Cabinet
Ministers and Liberal leaders having been
left off the programme. This was not all.
While the wives and families of the Con
servatives, Ministers and 'members of Par
liament were the recipients of marked at
tention from Lord Stanley, the Lib
eral leaders and their families were
ignored, the insult being so apparent
as to cause them to telephone for their
sleighs and drive home long before supper
was called. Lord Stanley, as is well known,
is a strong partisan and a rabid Tory, and
has been very pronounced in deprecating
the action of the Liberal leader in attempt
ing to secure closer relations with ihe
United States, which, it is believed, he has
taken this means to resent. The affair has
caused some excitement at the capital.
West Virginia's Three Governors Have Not
Clashed as Yet.
Chableston, W. Va., March 5. The
interest and excitement growing out of the
Gubernatorial situation is as great, or
greater, to-day than yesterday, but there
have been no steps taken to change the situa
tion. It was supposed that General Goff
wonld apply to-day for either a writ of
mandamus or quo warranto in the hope of
thus dispossessing Mr. Wilson, but the
effort was not made, although both the Cir
cuit and Supreme Courts were-in session.
To-night, nowever, it is announced that
the delay was caused by the papers not
being in readiness, and that an application
for quo warranto will be. made to tbe Su
preme Court to-morrow. Meanwhile Wil
son maintains his hold upon the Execntive
ofikies, and is Governor to all outward ap
pearances. Mr. Carr has made no move
visible upon the surface.
He Advertises a Date Ont of Gear With
All Calculations.
New Yobk, March 5. An advertisement
published anonymously to-day, announced
that Christ's second coming will occur on
March 5, 1896, on which day 144,000 watch
ful living saints will be translated to heaven
without death. It suggested that to-day
should be celebrated in anticipation.
Thomas Glassey, who is a leader among
the Second Adventists in the City of
Churches, could not explain this announce
ment He said that March 5 was the anni
versary of no event, past or prospective, in
his calendar, aid that there had been no
date fixed for the Second Advent among his
co-religionists since 1844.
Michigan Legislators Indignant Over His
Opposition to' Palmer.
Detroit, March 5. The action of Gen
eral Alger in opposing Palmer's Cabinet
aspirations has excited a great deal of
comment in Michigan. In the Legislature
last night a discussion arose over the mat
ter, and finally became so warm that n.
picture of the General hanging on the wall
was taken down without objection from any
one. Some politicians went so far as to say that
Alger's action had killed him politically in
the State. Ihe same comment was made
concerning Senator Stockbridge, who
favored Rusk for Secretary of Agriculture.
Philanthropist Isaiah V. Williamson Lying
In a Critical Condition.
Philadelphia, March 5. The vener
able Isaiah V. Williamson was stricken
with paralysis this morning and now lies in
a critical coddition. Few names have been
made more familiar through the agency of
charitable gifts, and when the sum total of
his benefactions is civen it will be found to
be from 513,000,000 "to 515,000,000, includ
ing his recent contribution for the establish
ment of a school for manual training.
A Bellefonte Broker Arrested In Harrisbnrg;
Charged With Embezzlement.
Habeisbubg, March 5. John C.Miller,
who carried on the business of a broker in
Bellefonte, was arrested in this city to-day
on a charge of embezzlement preferred by
Spangler & Hewe, of Bellefonte.
Miller, who until eight months ago re
sided here, is said to have claims against
him aggregating over 58,060. .
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third page of
All having' Houses
UioRent can secure
'y--iants by adver-
Has an Abrupt End in the Case ei ,";
Virrrinin. TTrinv-.TH 1WViTifprYnH. Jm
Her Castlsles3 Italian Noble Husband on ft -TIsit
to America.
And Says Bis Wife lz Perfectly Happy, if She Htfal
Apparently Any Money.
The alleged Count Di Montercolf;
who was married three times in one day
some time since in Pittsburg to Miss Vir
ginia Knox, has left his bride behind him,
either in Berlin or Italy, and came on a
mysterious visit to America. He savs he
comes to see his mother-in-law. Others,
who doubt ihe truth of anything he says,
declare that Virginia wants a divorce, and
will shortly apply for it A New York
correspondent has had a fanny interview
with the Italian.
New Yobk, March 5. Among the recent
arrivals at the Hotel Albemarle is the
Count Di Montercoli. He is the Italian
nobleman who found an American wife in
Pittsburg about five months ago. Her name;
before the numerous ceremonies to which
she submitted, was Virginia Knox. Since
the event which made her a countess
many disturbing rumors have reached
these shores concerning the relations
between her and her titled husband. It is'
said that he beat her because she would not
turn over to him the money that he sup
posed he would gain by marrying her. The
chief event in their domestic infelicity is
said to have occurred at the Hotel Bellevue,
Paris, and the published reports of the oc
currence the Count denies, alleging that a
bell boy was bribed to tell the untruthful
Eventually they arrived at Fossaceca,
where the Count ushered her into an ordi
nary dwelling place. On the way they
stayed a short time at tbe Hotel Victoria,
Ancona, where the young wife was com
pelled by her husband's abusive treatment
to seek the protection of the American
Consul. The Countess, however, remained
faithful to her husband, and at Fossaceca
her cause was taken np by an Italian,
officer, Signor Ferrari, who has an Ameri
can wife.
The relations between the Count Di Mon- 4
tercoli and his wife had become common
gossip in the neighborhood. The inter
ference of Ferrari and his wife caused a sen
sation, and the result of all was that th
Countess appealed to the nearest American
Consul and to such relatives as she had in
Europe. Her cousin, who lived in Berlin,
went to the nearest town, Laucicano, that
had jurisdiction over Fossaceca, and after
many legal delays rescued the unhappy
bride from the Co'unt.
The relatives assert that she will soon ap
ply for a legal separation. According to
them, the suit will be brought in Pennsyl
vania, but for a time they wish her to re
main in Berlin, where she now is, until she
is thoroughly restored to health.
Count Di Montercoli, of course, denies
that there is any trouble between himself
and his wife. He said to a Dispatch re
porter to-day that she was still in Fossaceca,
in his castle. He says that is near
Ajoccio. He denies that he thought that
she was an heiress when he married her. It
was a love match, he says, and he loves her
still. His visit to this country, he says, is
with the object of seeing his mother-in-law.
He may remain two months or longer. Ac
cording to him, Mrs. Knox is now in Phila
delphia, and he thinks that his countess
may join him some time next winter.
A reporter caught the Count after break
fast this morning. The distinguished gen
tleman claimed that he could not speak En
glish, so one of his fellow-noblemen, who
acts as a waiter in the restaurant, while
looking for his American heiress, was
dragged into the conversation to act as an
interpreter. Then the following ensued:
Reporter Please ask the Count where his
wife is.
Waiter He says she is at his castle, in Italy.
Reporter Where is his castle?
Walter He doesn't seem to know, exactly,
but appears to think it's somewhere near
B Reporter Ask if it is really truo that his wifa
is not an heiress, as report says.
Waiter He says she doesn't seem to have a
Reporter Is the object of his visit hither to
secure a divorce? There is such a rumor.
Walter He says certainly not
Reporter Ask him If he was turned ont of
tho Paris Hotel for beating his wife.
Walter He. says that it is a lie he didn't
beat her.
Reporter How long does he intend to stay
in this coufitryf
Waiter He says perhaps ten days, perhaps
two months.
Reporter When will he visit hero again, and
will his wife accompany bim?
Walter He saspo3ibIy next winter, though
he cannot tell. His wife may accompany him.
Reporter What are bis Immediate plans?
Waiter He intends to visit his mother-in-law
Reporter At Pittsburg?
"Walter He says she Is now in Virginia.
Reporter Does he expect to stay long? .
Waiter He says he cannot tell.
Reporter Ask him if there is reaUy any dis
agreement between him and his wife, and if he
still loves her.
Waiter He says they agree very well, and
that, of course, he loves her.
Walter (aside to reporter, and grinning from
ear to ear) He says your questions are per
fectly phenomenal.
About this time the Count waxed de
cidedly nervous, and edged toward the door.
He said, by way of the waiter, that he must
excuse himself, as he had an important en
gagement He went
Threo Members of a Bad Border Gang
Lynched by Vigilantes. ,
Denver, Marcl. 5. News reached hero
this evening from Springfield, a small town
in the neutral strip, isolated from any tele
graph line, that the settlers who, for a year, ,
had been suffering greatly at the hands of
a band of 18 "bustlers," had a week ago
warned the gang that unless they im
mediately left that section they would be
All but five left for other quarters. Tha
five that remained were surrounded Friday
night bv vigilantes and three captured and
lynched. The other two escaped. Tha
names of the dead men are-not known.
uu bicctnc ODiar niDmcn an Qianem 3
for New York. ,
Ann Abbor, Mich., March 5. The elec- i-
trie sugar refining conspirators, Mrs. Friend
and Howard, started for New York to-night
in the custody of four detectives.
They broke down completely when
the news of Governor, Luce's adverse
decision reached them, and claimed that
tneir last nope of justice was gone when
they had to leave Michigan. Thev threat-,
en, to make disclosures that will implieatt '
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