Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 07, 1889, Image 1

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Return of the Ex-President to
the Practice of His Profes
sion in New York.
Crowds at All Stations to See the
Distinguished Party.
TheSpeclRl Train and Its Passenger Metal
Wilmington liy Georgfi W. Child The
Arrival at New York An Ineffectual At
tempt to Avoid a Crowd at the Station
Hew the Cleveland, Laments and Dick
inson Are Located A Big Lot of Trunks
The Ex-President's New Law Office
and the Desk and Chair Where He Will
Work Retirement or Hector to Private
Life Graver. Jr., and His New Carriage
Mr. Cleveland' Traveling and Dinner
Robe Described.
To-day ex-President Cleveland returns to
the practice of his profession. Testerday he
and his wife, the Lamonts and the Dickin
sons traveled from Washington to New
Tork City by a special train. -They were
cheered by crowds wherever they allowed
themselves to be seen, and failed to avoid a
large number of admirers at the New York
station. They went immediately to their
rooms in the Victoria Hotel, and after din
ner with a few friends, retired, seeing no
New Yobk, March C Ex-President
Grover Cleveland reached this city from
Washington at G o'clock this evening and
went to the Victoria Hotel. With him
were Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Folsom, Daniel
Lamont, Mrs. Lamont and three children,
Don M. Dickinson and Mrs. Dickinson.
All but Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson have taken
quarters at the Victoria Hotel. It is under
stood that the Cleveland and Lamont fami
lies will take houses, but Landlord Holt ex
pects them to live at the Victoria for some
months, at least
The party started from Washington on a
special train on the Baltimore and Ohio
new route at 11 o'clock precisely. Nearly
all of the retiring Cabinet saw them off,
and a large crowd cheered them. The
train, which was vestibuled, consisted of
three cars, a combination baggage and
smoker, No. 964, the parlor car Geraldine,
with family compartments, and President
Mayer's private car, No. 70j.
1 The Record Remain Intact.
The railroad people jwished to. make a
record in speed, and Engineer John Hogan,
who has made the fastest time between New
York and Philadelphia, took the train from
the start. There was no record made,
though, for the reason that the eccentric
rod broke at Park Junction, where the
Reading road crosses, and the engine was
centered for 30 minutes. Another reason
was that the party was afraid of a crowd at
New York and had the train laid off at
Barge Point, where it arrived at 4:42
o'clock. An hour was spent there on a
side track in order to tire ont whatever
crowd might be awaiting at Communipaw.
Only two stops were made on the trip, ex
cept one for a change of engines at Phila
delphia. Crowds were gathered at most of
the stations along the route. At Baltimore
the crowd was so enthusiastic that the ex
President went out on the platform during
a brief stop and bowed to the right and
A Bright Face at the Window.
There were calls for Mrs. Cleveland, but
. she could not be induced to go out She
stood in the window, where she could be
seen, and the crowds cheered.
There was another large crowd at Wil
mington and another stop was made, but
' Mr. Cleveland did not go out Mr. George
W. Childs boarded the train at this point,
and accompanied the party as far as Phila
delphia. President Mayer met the party at
Locust Point, and rode for a short distance.
At Philadelphia Mr. A. J. Drexel and
Colonel Love boarded the train and accom
panied the party as far as Wayne Junction.
The crowd at the Jersey City station be
gan to gather at 330 o'clock. At 4:45, when
the Baltimore and Ohio people thought the
fast train would be in, and when in reality
it was sidetracked at Bergen Point, the big
new Central Railroad station was thronged
with people.
The Crowd Kept Very Busy.
Whenever a local arrived the crowd
would make a rush, supposing it the special.
As the trains came in every three or four
minutes, the crowd was kept busy. It was
a tired crowd, too, when the special did ar
rive, at C o'clock, but a patient one. It had
hardly decreased in size.
Beside its human occupants, there were
43 trunks aboard the train; 2 trunks had
previously arrived by express. Another
considerable installment is expected by
Mrs. Cleveland was standing upon the
platform as the train drew up. She was
paler than usual, and did not wear her
usual smile. She appeared tired. She was
becomingly dressed, in a long, dark wine
colored traveling wrap, over an ecru travel
ing dress of soft material. She wore a
jaunty black velvet hat, with light feathers.
She carried two bouquets, one of pink roses
and'another of violets. The ex-President
followed? her. He appeared unusually
hearty, and lifted his hat with a smile as the
crowd cheered. Mrs. Cleveland only smiled
as she shook hands with Mr. Stetson and a
friend on the platform.
Heartily Welcomed to Their New Home.
Mr. Cleveland greeted Mr. Stetson, who
is his future partner, cordially. Captain
McKaig, -of Jersey City, with five police
men immediately undertook to clear the
platform, but the crowd pressed around the
party and against them. Michael O'Con
nor, from the Victoria, immediately took
charge and seated the travelers in five car
riages. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland -walked the plat
form arm-in-arm, in advance, and took the
first carriage, Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson the
second, Mrs. .Folsom, Mrs. Lamont and the
children .occupied a third. The youngest
Lamont in His nurse's arms provoked lond
cheers for "Grover; Jr." Mr. Xasaont
stayed behind. He had a commission.
After the ferryboat left, a fine St Bernard
dog was taken from the baggage car. It
was Mrs. Cleveland's pet Kay. Mr. Lamont
and Kay took the last carriage, the fourth
having been filled with flowers brought on
from Washington and drove to the Long"
Island station. Kay was there expressed to
country friends who will care for him till
his mistress is a housekeeper again.
The First Dinner In New Quarters.
A good many people awaited the party at
the Victoria Hotel, but none were admitted
till after dinner. Mrs. Balph Cross John
son and her sister, of Washington, who were
guests at the Victoria, called on Mrs. Cleve
land informally, and were received. They
formed the only additions to the original
party at dinner. Dinner was served in the
dining room of the suite.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Folsom
will occupy rooms on the Fifth avenue and
Twenty-seveDth street side of the-hotel, on
the second floor. The suite consists of par
lor, library, dining room, bath, and two
bedrooms. The parlor is furnished in heavy
black walnut, with red carpet and heavy
red hangings. The rooms have been newly
fitted for their present occupants, and, like
the train which brought the party from
Washington, they were profusely decorated
with flowers sent by intimate friends.
Similar Room for Others of the Party.
Mr. and Mrs. Lamont will occupy a
smaller suite, directly over that of the ex
President Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson have
rooms corresponding to Mr. Cleveland's,
on the Broadway side. They will stay to
the end of the week only.
After dinner, which lasted for two hours,
Bobert S. MaxwellJ and State Controller
Temple were received. They were the only
visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland declined
all engagements for the evening. Colonel
Lamont received the reporters aiter dinner.
He said that both Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
were in the best of health and spirits, but a
little wearied by the trip. Mr. Cleveland
would plunge at once into business. He
might go to his office in the morning, he
As for himself, Mr. Lamont said he would
take a rest before he engaged in business.
He smilingly declined to say what the bus
iness was, or where his office would be, de
claring that the public cared nothing for
his affairs. In answer to questions about
his rumored connection with the Second
avenue surface road, he said: '"Well, I will
have something to do with street car lines."
A Very Vital Question.
"And what became of Hector, Mrs. Cleve
land's dog?" asked the reporter.
Mr. Lamont smiled. "Hector," said he,
"had been retired to private life."
While the reporters were waiting in the
corridor of the hotel a tradesman brought an
exquisite baby carriage of gilded wicker
and plush into the hotel. It was boat
shaped, with gilded oars fastened to its
side. A tag showed it was the property of
Daniel Lamont Indeed, Grover Cleveland
and Lament had no small share in the glory
of the arrival.
The office which Mr. Cleveland will oc
cupy with the law firm of Bangs, Stetson,
Tracy &McVeagh, is the largest and hand
somest in the suite of eight rooms. It is
also the most inaccessible. The Arm is on
the seventh floor of 45 and 51 William
street, which it shares chiefly -with E'ihu
Boot's law firm.
Mr. Cleveland's New Workshop.
Mr. Cleveland's room used to be the firm's
library. It is large and airy, with three
windows looking out on William street It
is at the end of a hallway, with fonr rooms
between it and the main entrance.
The shelves of law books which occupied
the north wall have been removed to Mr.
MacVeagh's room, which opens into it The
southside of the room is still occupied with
shelves full of books. The walls are freshly
tinted a faint pea green, with red and bronze
trimmings. The furniture is of heavy oak.
The desk at which the ex-President will
direct his legal business is of oak, nearly
square and flat It is covered with blue
cloth. .A great revolving arm-chair of oak
matches the desk in massiveness. This is
where Mr. Cleveland will sit
Thirty-Six Dartmouth College Men Dis
ciplined in One Day.
Hanovek, N. H. March 6. It would be
hard to find a more demoralized lot of
students than are registered at Dartmouth
College. The faculty has taken them to
task for the riotous proceedings of February
21, and after a searching investigation has
disciplined 36 men who were engaged in
the disturbances. The disorder grew out of
an attempt on the part of the Freshmen to
carry off the toastmaster of the Sophomore
class supper, and the nine Freshmen who
inaugurated the disorder have been repri
manded and put on probation. Later in the
evening the Sophs made a counter attack,
broke into the rooms of two Freshmen.carried
them to a mock trial and drenched them
with writing fluid. Fourteen Sophs were
put on probation and reprimanded for
countenancing these proceedings, and the
nine regular participants were suspended
until the beginning of next term.
To this list of 32 who were disciplined are
added 4 suspensions for different disorders.
One was suspended until the opening of
next term, another until May 1, another
until the last of June and a fourth until the
opening of the next college vear, making a
total of 36 students disciplined and sus
pended in one day.
The Singular Manner Chosen by a Yonng
Alna for Self-Destruction.
Pbovidence, B. L, March ft-A strange
suicide was committed here .this morning.
The few pedestrians who were near the city
line on North Main street saw a young man
suddenly ' come to a halt under a tree and
draw a revolver from his hip pocket, which
he coolly cocked, placed to his forehead and
fired. They rushed to his side, but he died
before he could speak a word.
The jnan was fairly well dressed in English-made
garments and shoes. There was
bnt one slip of -paper found- in his effects,
on which was written "William H. Hare,
care of Mrs. S. Bentley, Ho. 6 M. street
This afforded no clue to the the suicide's
identity, as no such address can be found in
the city directory.
Representatives of Eighteen States Meet In
Conference nt Washington.
Washington, March 6. Bepresenta
tives 'from 18 States attended the National
Greenback conference called to meet in this
city to-day. Colonel J. H. Bnter, of
Florida, was elected Chairman,
and a Committee on Besolutions was
appointed as follows: Messrs. George O.
Jones, New York; Lee Crandall, Washing
ton; J. M Troth, Virginia; Charles Bob
erts, California; Benjamin Colvin, Michi
gan, and B. W. Buter, Florida.
We Wants $22,500 Damages Frorathe
Publishers Who Failed to Get His
Grant Book Out for Him,
Newt Yobk, March 6. General Adam
Badeau has begun suit against Charles L.
Webster & Co. to recover 22,500 damages
for their failure to publish his work, "Grant
in Peace," which he declares the firm agreed
to put before the public, printed and bound,
as a companion volume .to the Grant
"Memoirs." Suit was begun in his behalf
by Lawyer Daniel P. Hays. ,
General Badeau seti,;farth in his com
plaint that he entered " into an agreement
with Webster & Ce.,on" January ,25, 1887,
whereby the firm, stipulated 'to pay him
51,000 in advance for the manuscript of the
book, three-fonrths of which had, already
been published by a syndicate of American
newspapers, ana to allow him 30 cents on
each volume sold of the published work.
One clause of the written agreement stipu
lated that General Badeau was to read all
the proofs and make all tbe-corrections, and
"that no change in the text is to be made
without the mqtual agreement of the parties
hereto, unless it be the excision of libelous
General Badeau alleees that everything
was progressing smoothly under this agree
ment, when, unexpectedly, he received from
Mr. Webster, the head of the firm, a letter
asking that the following additional agree
ment be annexed to the original contract: -
Nothing shall appear in said book objection
able to Mrs. General Grant, and the party of
the first part (Badean) shall make all necessary
correction and alter the matter in such a way
that It will be unobjectionable to her. He
shall also read all Drools and make corrections
as stated in the said third clause.
The suggestion of a possible interference
on Mrs. Grant's part with his work, or a
supervision of it by her, nettled General
Badeau, and he promptly returned the draft
of the proposed additional clause to Mr.
Webster, with a letter in which he dis
tinctly said that he was ready to correct any
statement of fact that might be shown to be
inaccurate, and to consider any matter of
taste with a view to regarding Mrs. Grant s
feelings. He positively refused, however.to
emasculate his work at the dictation of any
human being.
There was more correspondence,and,in the
meantime, General Badeau states, work on
the book was suspended. Finally, General
Badeau demanded the immediate payment
of the $1,000 or the return of the manuscript
He got the manuscript eventually, and had
the book published by a Hartford firm. The
case will have a further hearing.
Officers Elected and a New Announcement
of Principle Made.
Washington, March 6. The Union
League of America, which has taken an
active part in national politics since the
commencement of the war, has 'been in ses
sion in this city for several days. Officers
were to-day unanimously elected as follows:
President, General Charles H. Crosvenor, of
Ohio; Vice Presidents, William F. Chand
ler, New Hampshire; Thomas B. Bich,
Marvland; John F. Bryant, Georgia;
Nathan Goff, West Virginia; T. W.
Stringer, Mississippi; Bepresentative George
W. Dorsey, Nebraska, and H. C. Evans,
Tennessee; Corresponding Secretarv, Thomas
G. Baker, New York; Recording Secretary,
A. K. Brown, of the District ot Columbia;
Chaplain, J3eT. Bivcen,JSnnnrindr.of
The league adopted a preamble and reso
lutions reciting that-the work of the league,
begun for the maintenance of the Union
and the perpetuity of free institutions, can
never be said to have ended while in opin
ion, law and administration there remains
one vestige of sectional hostility to the
nation, or while the rights of a single citi
zen are assailed or placed in jeopardy be
cause of past services or fealty to the Union.
The purpose of the league is stated to be to
inculcate and maintain national supremacy
and to.defend the political and civil fran
chises of all citizens.
Fall Into the Mud and is Slowly
Drowned by tbo Rising Tide.
Charleston, S. C, March 6. John D.
Wrede, a drummer for a commission house
in this city, met a horrible death last night
He left his home at about 9 o'clock, and
was not heard from until 9 Jl. m. to-day,
when his body was found stuck in the mud
at Hunter's Dock, on the eastern water
front The body was buried in the mud up
to the arms, which were extended. It is
supposed that he fell from the wharf into the
'dock, and while trying to extricate himself
sunk so deep. in the mud as to be unable to
get out At that hour. 10 P. M.. the tide
was low, and at high tide there is not over
three feet of water over the spot where he
perished. He must have been slowly
drowned by the rising tide.
There are residences within 100 yards of
the place weere he was found, but his cries
were unheeded. He must have been alive
for four hours before the tide reached his
mouth and drowned him. Wrede is the
fourth victim who has perished there in the
same way.
Elegant Testimonials Prepared for Their
Eight-Hour Advocates.
Washington, March 6. Messrs. F. P,
Braceland.of Philadelphia; John J. Bealin,
of New York, and James F. Conaty, of
Jersey City, representing the Letter Car
riers' Association of those cities, have come
to Washington to present testimonials to
those members of Congress who assisted in
securing the passage of the bill extending
.the eight-hour law to letter carriers. The
testimonials are in the shape of a mag
nificent book, handsomely bound, printed
on.satin leaves and containing 52 illustra
tions, along with a history" of the free de
livery service.
Eleven of these books will be distributed.
They are 31$ feet n length, 2 feet wide and
10 inches thick, and cost $48 apiece. Copies
will be presented to Senator Blair, Bepre
sentative Cox, of New York; Bepresenta
tive McAdoo, of New Jersey, Mr James B.
Young, Executive Clerk in the Senate, and
ex-Postmaster General Dickinson.
The Scalp of Governor Chnrch, faf Arizona,
Demanded Forthwith.
Washington, March 6. A delegation
of residents of Arizona are in the city for
purpose of securing an early change in the
office of Governor of that Territory. Owing
to the bad state of feeling existing between
the present Governor and the Legislature,
they say, necessary legislation ior the wel
fare of the Territory is difficult to obtain,
and they want relief by the appointment of
anew Governor, .as speedily as possible.
The Legislative session expires by limita
tion on the 23d Instant, and, if possible,
the delegation want a change made in time
to utilize a part of the session, as the Legis
lature does not'eonvene again for two years.
Several Senators will call on President
Harrison to-morrow morning and present
the case to hini. Ex-Governor Ax tell,
Colonel Wolfley, a resident of the Terri
tory, MrCrist and several others are candi
dates for appointment as Governor, s
President Harrison Compelled to
Pump Long, With All His'jaight.
The Clamorinff for Office Already 'a "Most
Prodigious Affair.
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the Kew Cabinet Officers All at Thelr.JJIff Bests,
Fall of Easiness.
General Harrison's second day in the
White House was a tiresome one.A He was
kept at work shaking hands all day, with
the exception' of a short-time when he, rode
out in his new phaeton. The new Cabinet
officers have all got to work; Mr. Blaine is
already rushed to the verge of distraction
by the prodigious scramble for nice-soft
places in the consular service. The-big
ones have their places all pickedout
Messrs. Wanamaker and Traoy are already
popula'r in the Capitol. The wild Tfest
continues to lead the ranks of patriots
anxious to serve their country in office
Washington, March 6. History will
not show that President Harrison did any
thing to-day. The Senate sat, and getting
nothing from him, adjourned. Yet if he
keeps a diary, and tells the truth in it, the
entry for March 6 will be: "The hafdest
day of my life, thus far." He practically
spent the day in the big East room in the
White House, with the people pumping,
pumping, pumping at hisslenderrightarm.
Many a man who would have liked ' to
have touched palms with the new:magis
trate went away from that strange spectacle
in the White House without doing so. They
declared that it was a brntal misuse of a
popular right, and that they felt so sorry
when they saw the look of fatigue, almost
approaching pain, in the great man's face,
that they would not have added to his mis
ery "by even one more gentle shake.
the pbesidentphilosophical.
There is no echo of the President's senti
ments in the above commentary. He seems
to accept the situation uncomplaining
ly. There is something very decep
tive about his appearance. It would
be interesting to know his exact
height Apparently no man in the long
linethat has passed before him for the last
few days is any shorter than he is. A man
as short as he is is a rarity. Of course it may
only happen to be the case with this partic
ular body of sightseers. The most particu
lar feature of the matter is that by himself
he does not look like a Bhort man, at all.
With a long body, unduly developed be
neath his waistcoat, with short legs and
with apparently no neck, General Harrison
presents precisely the same figure as the
late General Sheridan.
The most notable thing, beside shaking
hands that General Harrison accomplished
to-day was that of taking a ride in his new
phaeton with Clem Studebaker.
Studebaker is the largest wagon maker in
the world an Indiana man, who rediscov
ered the eternal law that if you want to sell
wagons you must make them good but
evidently the President proposed to make
tfie wagon maker test his own wares before
he ventured in them alone.
The whole supply of new horses and car
riages for the White 'House reached the
stables of that establishment to-day. The
54,000 worth of horses are to do their work
in the shafts of a green-and-black landau,
a green-and-black brougham and a silver
mounted phaeton.
All the Cabinet officers are here and were
introduced into office to-day. John Wana
maker's first appearance before the Wash
ington public had a fuuny side to it. He
came in the office of the Arlington Hotel
when the room was so crowded that to get
through it was as. difficult and as tortuous
an operation as it used to be to reach the
heart of the minotanr's labyrinth. As the
new Postmaster General penetrated the
crowd it moved with him, and by the time
he had crossed the office and reached the
elevator on the other side of the hall, the
room was absolutely bare of inmates, and the
crowd, unable to get in the elevator, watched
it rise out of sight.
This account of the foretaste of the life
every Cabinet minister is bound to lead in
Washington will be interesting reading to
Justice Lamar and Don Dickinson, who
used to break away and hide at times in or
der to obtain relief from the popular pres
sure. Mr. Wanamaker has' made a fine
impression on the newspaper correspond
ents. He likes them and their profession,
and frankly says' so.
General Tracy has the most elegant offi
cial apartments of any man in Washington.
The great reception joom of the Navy De
partment with its frescoes and paintings
and the tessellated floor has no equal in
Washington. .
Messrs. Blaine and Windom are at home
in their new quarters, which they have oc
cupied before. Around Mr. Blaine centers
nearly all the interest in the Cabinet to-day.
It is said that he, is going to push his ap
pointments faster than any other man. The
talk is that Mr. Whitelaw Beid is to be
Minister to England; that William Walter
Phelps is to go to Berlin; that Congressman
Bobert B. Hill is booked for France; that
John C. New goes to Austria; that ex-Minister
Thomas is to return to Norway and
Sweden; that B. G.'Horr, the clown of
Michigan, is to be Minister to Mexico, and
that Fred Grant is to go to China. Mr.
Hill was formerly Secretary of the Legation
in Paris.
Colonel Grant is around town, getting in
dorsements from the delegations of all the
States, and succeeding very well at it He
urges his own appointment on the gronnd
that many of the most valuable presents
his father had received came from China.
The number of persons here clamoring
for office is prodigious. The-papers print
columns of the names of men who have
turned up in the town on demands for pat
ronage. The little fellows are all after
consulships, and, indeed, Mr. Blaine seems
to be catching most of the pressure. Possi
bly the biggest scramble just at the moment
is that for the place of Government Printer.
The two Brooklyn men. Hart and Payne,
are making a hand-to-hand fight, with
Payne in. the lead, because he is a union
man. He is foreman of the Press office, in
New York. The place' seems likely to go
to the West Bill Holliday. of Indian
apolisis one of the applicants, but is said
to have been a Gresham man. It looks to
day as if William N. Meredith, of the Chi
cago Bank Note Company, will be the win
The wild and hungry West seems to
think it has especial claims on the admin
istration in the scramble for office. There
are five mtn from the West to every one
from the JSast Corporal Tanner, of Brook
lyn, and Corporal Lander, of New York,
are published as being after the Commis
sionership of Pensions, but New Yorkers
are remarkably scarce. The delay of the
reedgnition of the State in the Cabinet has
prpbably kept them back. '
All the members of the Cabinet, except
Mr. Blaine, called on the President to-day,
Secretary Proctor andjiecretary Noble each
heading the delegations from their respec
tive States.
Senator Allison turned up again to-day.
He has made several colls upon the Presi
dent in the last-eight days. Mr. Harrison
did a little handshaking in the Blue Boom,
to break the monotony of the day's pump
handle -work in the East room. In the
Blue room he met the justices and officers of
the Supreme Court, bv appointment, and,
wnen he returned to the great parlor, ne
found several hundred of Indiamans there,
in charge of Congressman Brown, who told
the General that they had come not to con
sume any of his valuable time, but only to
tender, as friends and neighbors, their
heartfelt congratulations on'bisinduction to
the Presidental office. The President's
answer was brief and delivered in an easy,
low tone. Turning to the -Indianians he
I desire to return thanks to you. for the kind
words expressed hy General Brown. As I see
about me my Indiana friends, I teel the small
ness of this house, large as It is. and itsr made
quancy to accommodate all during your stay
in Washington. 1 would be glad to extend to
all of you a homo welcome such as many oC
you have often given me. I hope you will have
a safe and comfortable return to your homes.
The Copper Combine Continues to Hold tho
Fort Kew Deal Wit!i Americaa
mines A Slick Scheme.
New Yobit, March 6. The death of
President Deafert-Bochereau, of the Comp
toir d'Escompte Paris, the big banking
house that has all along been backing the
copper syndicate formed by the So
ciete des Metaux, and the subsequent
fall in the syndicate's stocks in London and
Paris, gave rise to the rumor among copper
men yesterday that the big syndicate was on
the eve of dissolution. Later developments
on the Metal Exchange and the market
reports from London and Boston, how
ever, indicated that the syndicate was in a
r very flourishing condition and that a big
deal had been consummated to-day which
brought all the American copper mines, in
cluding the Anaconda, in accord with the
copper syndicate.
It was stated to-day that the copper svndi
cate had shrewdly "forced the decline in
stocks in order to effect satisfactory con
tracts with the copper producers.
The market closed steadier here, although
traders were holding off, in view
of the reported panicky situation
in London and Paris markets. This feel
ing that matters had been compromised by
the producers and the syndicate was further
strengthened by a late dispatch irom Bos
ton, stating that copper stocks were jump
ing, the Montana having gone up 5 per cent
from the lowest, and the Calumet and
Hecla S more.
The copper men asserted that the pro
ducing companies had evidently come to
the conclusion that they must meet the syn
dicate half way and help them carry the
world's copper supply. This official state
ment was made public by the copper com
panies during the afternoon: "All
American mines, including Anaconda and
Calumet and Hecla, are in accord,
and proposals which are considered favora
ble have been accepted by their executive
officers, to be ratified by a meeting of direc
tors to be called at once. Present letters of
credit or guarantees to remain intact Cop
per stocks were strong in Boston all day."
A dispatch from Paris says that there
aas a tremendous run on the bank, which
is backing the Copper syndicate.
Two Fair of Brothers Effectually Settle a
Qunrret, Texas Style.
Temple, Tex.. March 6. A quartet of
brothers engaged in a street duel here at 11
o'clock this morning, with the usnal Texas
consequences two dead, one wounded. Three
months ago Tom Matlock, the ticket agent
of the Santa Fe road, sold a ticket to Kan
sas City to A. D. Bather. The company re
fused the ticket, and Bather was put off the
train. He sued the railroad company, and
the case was called last week. Matlock's
evidence was of a character calculated to
damage A. D. Bather, and the latter de
manded a public retraction. Matlock re
fused, and Bather gave him until 11 o'clock
to-day to retract.
As the ' noon hour approached A. D.
Bather and brotherHerbert walked over to
a tailor shop in which Tom Matlock and his
brother Hugh, a boy of 19, were making
some purchases. A. D. 'Bather called Tom
Matlock to the sidewalk, and as Matlock
approached, Bather drew his ' 'Colt's." His
brother Herbert polled a weapon at the
same time, while young Hugh Matlock
rushed to his brother Tom's assistance, gun
in hand.
The men stood within a few steps of each
other and fired 10 or 12 shots. Young Hugh
Matlock was killed and Tom Matlock was
shot through the head and died this even
ing. A. D. Bather was shot through the
arm and groin and is believed to be fatally
wounded. Herbert rather escaped unhurt.
The Matlock and Bather families live in
Belton and are wealthy and influential
people. There is great sorrow at the killing
of young Hugh Matlock, who was a clever
and popular youne man. Both Bathers are
in custody. .
He I
Missing and Two Wives and Another
Woman Want to Seo Him.
New Yoek, March 6. Mrs. Minnie
Cowley, of 62 Bank street, wife of Artist
Samuel J. Cowley,who advertised on Febru
ary 26 a reward of $6,000 for the return of a
diamond necklace alleged to have been stolen
from his fcafe, secured warrants at the Jeffer
son Market Police Court on Tuesday for the
arrest of her husband for abandonment and
non-support, and also for bigamy. She was
'accompanied to court by another woman,
who, it is alleged, also claims to be the wife
of the artist. The warrants were placed in
the hands of Sergeant Combs. His officers
have been unable to find Cowley.
At noon to-day Marshal Neilson seized
everythingin the artist's studio, at 34 West
Fourteenth street, by order of Civil Justice
Deane. Mrs. Sarah F. Gorman, the land
lady at 62 Bank street, where Mrs. Cowley
No. 1 lives, had secured attachments against
Cowley's effects for a debt of $53. She says
in her complaint that Cowley has left the
State with the intent to defraud his
The Deferred Display at Washington Was a
Grand Success.
Washington, March 6. The display of
the deferred fireworks from the monument
grounds to-night was nndoubteuly the most
brilliant ever witnessed in Washington.
The first set piece displayed was larg por
traits of President Harrison and Vice-President
Morton, framed in brilliant colors,
resting upon an easel. So life-like were
these portraits that at the distance of a mile
each was easily recognized.
Tens of thousands -of blue rockets, ex
ploded by electricity, shot up from the base
of the monument to itsvery summit; thou
sands of others in vellow, scarlet, green,
purple and garnet followed in quick succes
sion, until the whole sky was a flame of
scintillating stars ot wondrons hrtes. This
great eruption continued for- some time,
illuminating the whole heavens with its
strangely beautiful light,, -
The Collapse of the Mahoning Mutual
Insurance Association.
The Vice President and the General Super
intendent Besides Here.
The Association Was a Consolidation of a Homier of
Obb Concerns.
The Mahoning Association, doing a life
insurance business on the mutual plan,
with headquarters at Columbus, has failed.
The liabilities are estimated at more than
51,000,000, with 520,000 cash assets. The
company formerly operated at Niles,
Youngstown and Cleveland. Harvey W.
Hatch, of Pittsburg, is Vice President of
the association. He is in Columbus, and
his wife does not believe the company has
Coltjmbtjs, March 6. The Mahoning
Mutual Life Association, a corporation or
ganized under the laws of the State, failed
to-day for over a 51,000,000, and asked
the Court for an order of dissolution and
the apointment of a receiver. The petition
ers are all the officers of the association, and
the President of the same was appointed re
ceiverand gave bond in $100,000. D.T.Bam
sey, a local attorney, was appointed referree
with instructions to investigate and report
facts to the Court upon which to determine
whether the association shall be dissolved.
The petition gives as a reason for asking
a receiver, that about half the membership
has refused to pay the numerous assess
ments during the past year, when the death
rate has been unusually heavy, and that
they have been unable to get new members
to take the places of the holders who have
lapsed. They say they nre substantially
insolvent, and want the receiver to adjust
the claims and policies outstanding, some
of which are fraudulent, and to distribute
to those entitled to the same, the proceeds,
as there will not be, enough to pay the valid
some cash.
An inventory of the property shows that
Treasurer Beinhard has in his hands $30,000
in cash. The other assets, in the shape of
notes and accounts, amount to 520,933.
The gentlemen whose names are attached
to the papers as petitioners are Messrs.
Harvey Hatch, of Pittsburg, Second Vice
President and Superintendent of Agencies;
Frank S. Wagenhals, Medical Director;
D. E. Stevens, President; John G. Bein
hard, Treasurer, and John D. Abdill, Sec
retary, all of whom, except Mr. Hatch, are
residents of this city. The Mahoning
Mutual Life Association had its office in
this city. It was a consolidation of two
companies, the Mahoning and National Life
The Mahoning was organized at Niles,
O., in 1879. Subsequently its offices were
removed to Youngstown and then to Cleve
land. The National was orzamzed in this
cityini880, and, in November, 1887rtfoei
w vumpoujes were cousuuuaieu, ana navv
since then been doing business1 from this
city. Last July the Mahoning Mutual re
insured the New Castle Mutual Benefit As
sociation, which had been doing business at
New Castle. Beside the officers whose
names appear in the petition, the manage
ment of the association included a board
of trustees, which was composed principally
of non-residents.
Prior to the embarrassment referred to
the association had risks amounting to fully
510,000.000, and the heavy falling off is said
to have mostly taken place last summer.
Arrangements have been made with the
Mutual Beserve Fund Life Association of
New York for the reinsurance of members
of the Mahoning-Mutual. The associa
tion had no reserve fund, and the officers
give this as a reason why they were unable
to keep above water. When the association
was organized the law did not permit a re
serve fund. Before the National consoli
dated with the Mahoning it had gathered
in the remains of the old mutual companies
in Columbus and reinsured a majority of
the members. These were the Columbus
Mutual Belief and the National Aid Bene
fit The policy holders of the failing com
pany are located principally in Ohio and
Pennsylvania, though other States have a
fair representation.
Sirs. Hatch, Does Not Believe That the
Company Failed.
Harvey W. Hatch, Vice President of the
Mahoning Mutual Life Insurance Compa
ny, the failure of which is reported above,
lives at ,No 126 Washington street, this
city. It was 10.40 last night when the news
arrived here from Columbus. A Dispatch
reporter called at Mr. Hatch's residence at
There it was learned from Mrs. Hatch
that her husband was in Columbus. He
went there last Friday, and she had heard
from him as late as yesterday, and in his
letter to her she says he wrote nothing of
business difficulties. She denied that the
insurance company had failed. She did
not know ot any business it done here.
Phenomenal Luck of a Wandering-
Colorado Prospector.
Aspen, Col., March 6. A marvelous
discovery of mineral is reported from
Maroon, in this district, particulars of
which were made known to-day. Harry
Adams, a prospector, was opening a trail to
Florence Belle Mine, when his attention
was attracted to a heavy outcrop of spar of
some, few feet distant Pushing to the
locality he was confronted by a well-defined
vein exposed at the surface. Gathering the
float he found it to be impregnated with
brittle and ruby silver, equal in metallic
richness to that recently developed in the
Mollie Gibson, the ore from which runs
from $3,000 to $12,000 a ton, and is con
sidered the wonder of the camp.
The new vein is two feet between walls,
and shipment from it will begin at once.
The discovery created intense excitement,
and the assay office that is testing mineral is
flocked with excited prospectors awaiting
A Chicago Clergyman Say They Are an
Unnecessary Evil.
Chicago, March 6. Bev. J. M. Cald
well, in delivering a funeral oration over a
convict named Welt, who was imprisoned
for train robbery, but who declared his
innocence-to the last, used some decidedly
emphatic language. The words which
caused the strongest impression of many of
his. hearers were the following:
These professional detectives lie to catch a
person, as they say. They live a lie and are a
lief and will swear to a lie to carry a point. A
great many people believe that the detectives
are necessary evils. But I tell you it is never
necessary to do evil, and not many years from
how the public will believe just as I am savin?.
and this professional business will be swept
iroin tne lace oi tne eartn.
Honlercoll on HI Way to Pltuhore to
Visit His Wife's Relatives A
Scrap of an Animated
New Yobk, March a The Count Di
Montercoli bundled up his Countly posses
sions this morning and left the city on the
10:30 train for Philadelphia. He paid his
bill. He fold the clerk of the Hotel
Albemarle that his destination was the
Stratford Hotel, in the Quaker City. He
expected to meet some friends,' he said.
From there he told the clerk he intended to
go to Pittsburg to visit his wife's family.
This afternoon a gentleman called on the
Count, announcing himself as the legal
representative of the Countess Knox-Di
Montercoli. The gentleman attempted to
tell the Count what he had to say in French.
Either the French he spoke was not the
kind of French spoken by the Count, or
ehe'the latter willtnlly misunderstood. Auy
way, the assistance of a waiter interpreter
was called in. He was kept busy. The
conversation was extremely animated, to
say the least It ended thus:
Lawyer (boiling over with rage and, as
.red as a boiled lobster Tell this infernal
alleged count that he is a liar.
Waiter 1 don't like to tellhimthat Tell
him yourself.
Lawyer I would if I could.
. The trio were in the reception room at the
time, bnt these remarks were plainly over
heard by those in the hallway. The law
yer's name could not be learned, nor would
the waiter who acted as interpreter reveal
his identity.
Serions Trouble Likely to Follow Stoppage
of Work on the Panama Canal.
New Yobk, March C An officer at the
Navy Yard received a letter from one of the
officers on the cruiser Atlanta, at Aspin
wall, by the steamer Newport yesterday
morning. The letter says that trouble can
hardly be avoided when work on the Pana
ma canal is actually and absolutely stopped,
as it will be on March 15. The Colombian
authorities, the commanders of the United
States vessels Ossipe and Atlanta, and the
British and French war vessels are making
preparations to meet it. The writer says
there has been a gradual reduction in the
force for several months, until now there
are about 10,000 men left, and these are
living in camps all along the line of the
canal. A large number of the discharged men
have lpund employment in other parts of
Central America and in South America,
several hundred having gone over to Port
Limon on. February 20 to work on the con
struction of the Costa Bica Bailroad. It is
said the men will be left without money or
work, and wjth little food. They are made
up of negroes and imported cheap labor of
various nationalities.
It is feared that they will not only try to
take possession of the Panama Bailroad, bat
that the revolution which is reported to be
brewing in the interior may break out at the
same time. The marines and sailors on the
Atlanta and Ossipe are being, drilled at
smalt arms and with the Gatling guns every
day, and the programme is that they shall
take possession ot the line of the railroad at
the entrance of the town of Aspinwall, as
well as protect the American Consulate.
The marines and sailors on the British
and French vessels are also being drilled,
and they willJandou March 14-to protect
the consulates. The Colombian authorities
have also got a good force, at Aspinwall,
under good discipline and drill, and they
assert it is sufficient to cope with any in
surrection that is likely to occur.
How the Employes of an Insurance Com
pany Propose to Make money.
New Yobk. March 6. Secretary Pol
lock, of the Niagara Fire Insurance Com
pany, is very much disturbed over a rumor
that an association had been formed by the
employes of a prominent fire insurance
company to effect re-insur.tuce, for their
own benefit, of all the company's hazardous
and doubtful risks. The promoters of the
scheme allege that they started with a pre
liminary capital of $300, to be invested
under the direction of a Finance Commit
tee, and that as authority was obtained from
the company to make the application in its
name, to facilitate their operations.
It .has been the custom for the various
companies to interchange' this class of busi
ness, provided they are not already inter
ested in the risks offered. It is said that
the new association has had phenomenal
luck from the start, and that the heads of
the clerks in other companies have been
turned by the large prospective profits. Its
first investment was the re-insuring of a
planing mill for 51,200, which proved a
total loss, and this increase of capital has
extended the field of operations.
One of the by-laws of the association pro
vides that half the cash in the treasury shall
be always invested, and that dividends shall
be declared only from actual surplus every
three months. The promoters claim that
the new business can be conducted on a per
fectly legitimate basis.
Two Calamities Strike the Cleveland Stove
Company at Once.
Cleveland, March 6. Nathan A. Wil
son, Secretary of the Cleveland Stove Com
pany, was found dead in the company's
office this morning. He had shot himself
in the head with a revolver while sitting at
his desk. Wilson was 32 years of age, and
came here from Ft Wayne, at which place
his father, George H. Wilson, the Presi
dent of the company, lives. Late this after
noon the Cleveland Stove- Company made
an assignment of all its property to ex
Attorney General J. A. Kohler, of Akron.
The nominal assets are $200,000, while the
liabilities are between $80,000 and $90,000.
The assignment was made, it is said, to tide
the company over the excitement caused by
the Secretary's suicide and to prevent
hasty action by the creditors. It is thought
Wilson was depressed mentally because of
too close attention to business.
He Want the White and Colored Races to
Washington, March 6. At the Colored
Press Convention here to-day- a resolution
of thanks was voted to Senator Sherman for
his efforts in behalf of the colored race, and
to Senator Chandler for his stand on the
question of Southern elections.
. Fred Douglass urged the negroes to as
similate with the whites as much as possi
ble. They should, he said, endeavor to
copy the enterprises and ideas of the white
people. A great advance had been made by
the negroes in the last 20 years.
The Trunk Line Association Resolves to
Quit at Once.
New Yobk, March 6. At a meeting of
the Trunk Line Association here to-day, a
resolution was finally adopted that op and
after to-morrow the roads would refuse to
pay auy further commissions for passenger
business. It was also resolved that the
signers would endeavor to persuade all con
necting lines, not in the association, to stop
rpaying commissions to'agents.
Mr. Marland Has Introduced aj
Bill to Stop Truancy In
All its Forms.
Attendance at Them Will Be Eeco?
nized as Perfectly Legal
All Children Under 14 Tear of Age Mast
be Present at Least One Session Each '
Day Employer and Parent Will bo
Fined for Violations Adjutant JGeneral
Hastings Deales the Stories Concerning
the Pennsylvania Troop at the Capltat
Kot One of them Was Intoxicated Sen
ator Cooper for Collector of the Port at
Philadelphia .Night Sessions in Both
The Pennsylvania statesmen hive re
turned from their trip to Washington. Bep
resentative Marland has introduced a bill
to enforce compulsory education. Its pro
visions are of a broad and stringent charac
ter. Another section provides that girls or
women shall not work in a laundry more
than ten hours per day. General Hastings
indignantly denies all stories concerning
the misconduct of the Pennsylvania troops
at the inauguration. Senator Cooper ex
pects to be Collector of the Port at Phila
HAEBiSBTnso, March 6. Hon. Alfred
Marland, of Pittsburg, to-night introduced
in the House of Bepresentatives a bill of
considerable importance to manufacturing
centers. It is entitled "An act for the bet
ter protection of women "and children in the
several cities, boroughs and townships of
this Commonwealth, and providing for the
election of a truant officer and defining the
duties of the same."
Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 provide for the, ap
pointment in school districts, 60 days after
the passage of the bill, of truant officers,
whose duty it shall be to see that children
of school age shall be kept at school by
their parents or guardians, and that chil
dren found playing truant shall be taken to
school. Sickness or other disability ol the
child or the presence of contagious disease
in the house shall be recognized as a good
excuse for the abuse ot the child, but falling
this the parent or guardian shall be fined
from 51 to 53 for each offense.
slightlt strict.
I The child who wilfully" reiaans4wajt,
from school maybe committed by the Judge
of the Court of Quarter Sessions to some re
form school for a period not exceeding the
rest of the school year. The second section
makes attendance on either public, private
or parochial schools equally good for the
purpose of the act, and Mr. Marland says
he believes it to be the first time on record
in which parochial schools have been recog
nized in any bill.
"But," he says, "they are there, they ex
ist, and the fact can't be denied. I leave it
to others whether it is better or worse that
they should. I only consider them in the
light of educational institutions." The most
important section of the bill, Section 5, is as
It shall be lawful for any child between the
ageSof 10 and 14 years to be employed in any
cotton, silk, worsted orwoolen manufactory, or
they may be emcloyed la any pottery or in the
stores where any class of goods are sold at
wholesale or retail, or in any manufacturing;
mechanical or mercantile establishment, and
then such child shall not be required to attend
school more than
each day, and if any manufacturer, firm, per
son or corporation shall employ a child under U
years of age, or if any child be found at any
kind of labor in their. establishment, unless a
certificate from the principal of some public or
private or parochial school shall be on file in
the office of such establishment setting- forth
that the child therein named did in the preced
ing week attend at least one session of the
school upon each and every school day, and,
unless said certificate shall be produced upon
demand of the traant officer of the school dis
trict in which the child resides, said manufact
urer, firm, person or corporation shall be con
sidered as employing cniid labor, illegally and
contrary to the intent and meaning ot this act,
and upon conviction thereof before any "aider-
manor justice of the peace shall be fined the
sum of not less than So nor more than $25 for
each and every offense.
Section 6 makes it the duty of the truant
officer to see that no young girl or woman of
any age is employed in any public laundry
or in any manufactory where steam or
water power is used for a longer period than
ten hours a day or before 7 o'clock in the
morning or after 9 o'clock at night, and
any proprietor of such place refusing the
truant officer admission or otherwise inter
fering with him in the discharge of his duty
shall be liable to a fine of not less than $5
nor more than 525, half the fine to go to the
truant officer and half 'to the school dis
Section 7 provides for monthly report
from the truant officer and for his discharge
in case he fails to do his duty. Section 8
provides for the punishment of any parent
or guardian giving a false certificate of the
age of a child to any employer,"and for the
furnishing by school principals of ceritifi
cates of attendance.
Mr. Marland says his bill is based on the
English factory law on the same subject,
and that it has worked remarkably well in
England within his personal knowledge.
He thinks it would prove very beneficial
in this country, as it provides for the em
ployment of children, which some people
find necessary for the family comfort, and
also provides for compulsory education,
which is very needful for the production of
intelligent citizens. Simpson.
Bepresentative George Shlras Say It Will
Go Through Easily.
Habeisbobg, March 6. "The grade
crossing bill will come up next week," said
Bepresentative George Shiras to-day, "and
I suppose it will pass without any trouble.
Of course if the six Pittsburg- members
have nothing to say against it, it will
go through without a doubt Two years
ago the Governor vetoed a similar bill on
the ground that it was an unwarranted in
terference with the rights of Councils for the
Legislature to fix the proportion of the neces
sary expense to be borne by the city when
a railroad is depressed below or elevated
above grade.
'Of course in the present bill the word
'equally' has been stricken ont leaving it
simply that the expense is to be 'divided.
But if the parties to the transaction .oaBBet
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