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NEW IS A
The Indiana Leader Sees the
President Alone for Sev
eral Hours, and
GOES AWAY VERY HAPPY.
He Can Have the Best of Anything
at Harrison's Disposal.
ENGLISH AND FRENCH MISSIONS GONE.
Chnnncey 91. Depew Stated for the Court of
St. James and Whitelaw Held to Go to
Paris Illinois in the Same Box as Ohio
A Man With Too Many Legs for Office
An Old Consul Who May Be Retained
Wanamakcr's Scheme to Avoid Office
Seekers Discommodes Some of Ills
Colonel John CNew is reported a happier
man than he was when he struck "Washing
ton, a few days ago. It is also said that the
best of almost anything at the President's
disposal is Mr. New's, if he wants it. Two
of the best places, though, are reserved.
They are the English and French missions,
in which positions Channcy II. Depew and
Whitelaw Beid, respectively, are claimed
by their friends to be as good as settled.
rSrZCIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISrATCH.1
Washington, March 17. JohnC. New
went to drive with the President of the
United States on Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock, dined with him at 6:30, smoked
with him about 7:30 to 10, and then walked
over a good portion of the city of "Washing
ton with him before he went to bed. Mr.
New was so tired by the tramp the Presi
dent gave him that he did not get up up
until afte rafterxhurch time'Jthis morning,
and so failed to keep an engagement he had
to accompany the , Chief Magistrate to the
Although his legs were tired, Mr. New's
mind was as bright as ever, and his friends.
seldom saw him so good natured as he was
to-day. "When asked what he and the
President talked about during their visit,
which lasted from 4 to 12 p. M., he smiled a
knowing sort of smile and asserts that they
"talked of 'most everything."
-Talked Everything Bat Weather.
"We discussed about everything bnt the
weather," remarked Mr. New, "and we
may have talked of that also, for I've for
gotten many things that were said."
That the results of the conversation were
gratifying to the Indiana leader is very ap
parent. He isn't the same man that ar
rived in Washington FridayV'although he
answers to the same name. He declines to
account for the metamorphosis, but his
'mends are ready to offer plenty of "explana
tions. At the White House, on Saturday, it was
said there had been no attempt or intention
on the part of the President to snub or
ignore Mr. New, bnt, on the contrary, he
was the one man to whom the President
owed his nomination, and he conld have
anythinc he wanted. The stories about Mr.
New going to Vienna are revived, but when
he is asked about them he says:
"I have not asked for any office, I am not
a candidate for any office, and I do not know
whether the President will tender me any
office. If he does, I suppose it will be the
one which he thinks will suit me best."
Only Two Things Reserved.
From other sources it is learned that Mr.
New can have the Bussian mission, or the
Austrian mission, or the Consul General
ship to London, or any other foreign ap
pointment except the English missson,
which has been tendered to Chauncey De
pew, or the French mission, which Mr.
Whitelaw Beid is supposed to have under
The Kansas delegation on Saturday pre
sented Congressman Byan, of that State, as
a good man to be sent as Minister to Chili,
and both Senators Ingalls and Plumb made
eloquent addresses in his behalf to the
. The merchants who have business with
Venezuela have asked that Winfield Scott
Bird, who has been Consul at Lagusyra for
ten years, be made Minister. Bird is a na
tive of Alabama, was a Union man during
the war, and is . a gentleman of excellent
qualifications. At the State Department
his standing is so high that Mr. Bayard re
'fused to remove him, and once said that he
considered it his duty to keep such men as
Mr. Bird in the service, no matter what
their political convictions were.
A Poor Show for Illinois.
Senators Cullom and Farwell made a final
appeal in behalf of Asa Matthews for the
Commissionership of Internal Bevcnue,
and General James Martin for the Commis
sionership of Pensions, Saturday, bat didn't
get any encouragement The President in
dicated very plainly that Mr. Mason, of
West Virginia, was to get the former place,
and Corporal Tanner, of Brooklyn, the
Senator Farwell asked in his blunt way
what Illinois was going to get The Presi
dent replied that he would try to do some
thing for "the patriots of that State, but
could not tell exactly what
'If youjrill indicate some office that yon
will give us," said Mr. Farwell, "we will
find a good man for it If you think we are
not entitled to anything, just say so, and
we will, go home and not bother you any
When the President suggested that he
thought a maimed soldier should be given
the pension office, Farwell remarked:
"Then General Martin cannot get the of
fice, because he has too many legs." The
President smiled, but made no reply.
One of the Liveliest Contests.
There is quite a lively contest over the
Controllership of the Currency. Mr. Charles
E. Coon, -who was formerly Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury, and came near getting
that office again, is indorsed by Vice Presi
dent Morton; Hugh Young, of Pennsylva
nia, by Senators Quay and Cameron, and
ex-Bepresentative Bichard C. Parsons by
the Ohio men. A new candidate, however,
has come up in the person of David E.
Sickels, ofNew York, who is Treasurer of
the American Security Company, the in
stitution of which the present Controller,
Trenholm, is to be President, as soon as his
successor is appointed. The New York
banks, however, are opposing Sickels be
cause, of business rivalry, and are likely to
prevent his appointment
The official term of Postmaster Pierson, of
New York, expires on the 2d of April, and
his successor will be named at the present
session of the Senate.. As in other New
York appointments, the President has begged
the two factions of the party to unite upon
some man, but so far they hare shown
no disposition to do so.
Getting; Rather Monotonous.
The Miller men say that they will not
suggest a candidate unless they are asked
to, because none of their recommendations
have been adopted so far, and they do not
care to subject their friends to the humilia
tion of being set aside, "If the President
will invite Mr. Miller to select the man,"
said a well-known adherent of that faction
to-day, "he will suggest a good one, but he
does not propose to enter into competition
for the office."
It is the understanding among the West
ern men to-day that Chilcott, of Colorado,
will be appointed Commissioner of the Gen
eral Land Office to-morrow, and Stone, of
Iowa, Assistant Commissioner.
The clerks and doorkeepers at the Post-
office Department are considerably exercised
over the fact that Mr. Wanamaker appears
at his office about 8 o'clock in tlie morning,
instead of the hour his predecessors have
usually made their appearance. Mr. Wan
amaker has ordered that his room he made
ready for him before 8, so that he can get in
an hour's work before the office-seekers be
gin to arrive.
One Confederate -for Another.
General Longstreet is said to be booked
for the office of Commissioner of Railroads,
now held by General Joe Johnston, his
fellow Confederate. "It is said that when
General Sherman .went to the President to
ask that Johnston be retained, the President
asked him whether it wouldn't be just as
well to put Iiongtreet there. Other reports
put Longstreet in the office ofBegisterof
the Treasury, now held by General Eose
crans. No new Pennsylvania office seekers have
turned up within a day or two, but the old
ones keep the Congressmen from Pennsylva
nia moving quite lively to count the proces
sion. Senator Quay's visitors are not con)
fined to Pennsylvania, as he is esteemed
national property, on account of his part in
thecampaign. On Friday his callers num
bered nearly 400, and they wore him out
He had some rest yesterday, as it was pub
lished that he was out of the city, but he
found time to slip over to the White House.
4q speak another good word for Donatb, for
Public Printer. What with the immunity
of yesterday and to-day, he is quite well
FOOLED BY FOLLETT. '
An Absconder Arrested,but He BlnflstheDe-
tectlves He is Released and Strikes
Ont for Other Climes.
St. Paul, Minn., March 17. A man
was arrested at Helena, Mont, March 6,
on strong suspicion of being Lyman D.
Follett, ex-Judge of Probate of Kent coun
ty, Michigan. Judge Follett was one of the
most prominent Democrats of Grand Bapids.
He was Probate Judge of Kent county
until April of last year, when he .created a
great sensation by decamping, taking with
him money to the tune of $40,000, which
was in his keeping as Judge of Probate. He
also borrowed large sums from every one
around town and forced the name of the
present Judge to a check. He falsified
records and deeds in the most elaborate
manner, and after his departure a reward
of 51,000 was offered for his capture. He
was traced to New York, but eluded the de
tectives there, and went to New Orleans,
taking a steamer there for Honduras, where
he worked for the L M. Western Syndicate.
After a while he was lost sight of.
Some time ago a man in Helena, Mont,
aroused the suspicions of the detectives
there by his striking resemblance to Judge
Follett He was arrested and a picture sent
to Grand Bapids was recognized by his
wife. The Sheriff went to Helena after him,
but so well did the prisoner act that he was
released as remarkably like, but not Judge
Follett He made tracks for the coast as
fast as possible, thinking he would be safer
in a country where he would not be worth
A private dispatch received in St Paul
last night from Tacoma, W. T., states that
the fugitive sailed from there yesterday, on
a ship lumber laden for Sydney, N. S. W.,
and that he confessed to the pilot before
the latter departed that his real name was
opium: smugglers it work.
A Saa Francisco Vessel Seized by the
PobtTownsend, Wash. T., March 17.
The Walla Walla, of San Francisco, was
seized by customs officers for omitting
proper entries of freight on inward manifest
She took four barrels, supposed to contain
saner kraut, which were iaken through to
Tacoma without being entered on the cus
toms record. The freight list at Tacoma
indicated that the barrels came from San
Francisco, consigned to Ellenburg. Shortly
afterward the barrels were seized by customs
officers and found to contain opium valued
at nearly 510,000. The barrels were put
aboard the steamer at Victoria and secretly
taken through to Tacoma. The penalty for
false entry is 51,000.
The steamer was en route to Vancouver
when she was seized to-day. Last evening the
officers furnished 55,000 bail for appearance
Monday for trial. The officials claim they
can prove conspiracy, and will cause the
steamer a great deal of trouble for bringing
opium into the country. The ship officers
disclaim all knowledge of the shipment of
the barrels. The Tacoma customs officers
worked the case up, and think that many
hundred thousand dollars' worth of opium
has been smuggled in this manner.
CRUDE PETROLEUM AS FUEL.
Brooklyn Elevated Railroads Experiment
ing for Economy and Cleanliness.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIT DISPATCH. 1
(N Eff Yobk, March 17. The Brooklyn
Elevated and Union Elevated roads of
Brooklyn are experimenting with crude pe
troleum as fuel, and it is said that they will
come to a conclusion within the next ten
days, either to push the experiments further
or abandon them. The petroleum is stpred
iff the tender, and is fed to the fire by a
small pipe that throws a continuous spray
of the fluid, combined with air.
"We are watching the experiment very
closely," said President Frederick Uhl
mabn, of the Union road, to a reporter, "for
if it proves successful we shall adopt it on
hftth ntir mads. ThprA has hpn Tlntw F
f talk about substituting petroleum for coal
as luel on locomotive engines, but I have
never known it to be used successfully, ex
cept in Bnssia. It is used on all the rail
ways there. The expense of railways in
great cities in the matter of ashes alone is
very large, and specially so when they are
elevated roads. In addition to this the dirt
and dust caused by the use of coal is a nuis
ance. The use of crude petroleum would
reduce the .cost for fuel about one-third."
A LITTLE TOO FAST.
A United States Mnrsbnl Kidnaps a- Hol
lander Wanted in His Native Land for1
Theft Secretary, of Slato
Blaine Will Interfere.
ISrZCIALTELEaEAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Geand Bapids, March 17. The kidnap
ing of.E. C. Plugge, a Hollander, from this
city last week by a Deputy United States
Marshal of New York, promises to extend
to diplomatic circles and to be the basis of
international controversy. Plugge was
formerly a jeweler in a "small town in the
Netherlands and came here about a year
ago with his wife and nine chil
dren, the oldest being 15 years of age.
After his departure, what is alleged to have
been a forgery was discovered, by which a
loan association was defrauded of 500
guilders. He was indicted and cited to ap
pear, but, being in the United States, he paid
no attention to the Summons, and the
Holland Court, following the custom of the
country, solemnly pronounced' him guilty
and sentenced him to imprisonment for ten
years. His absence did not seem to make
any difference with his conviction and
The old country officers sent the legal
documents to officers in New York with the
instructions to send the man back, and giv
ing directions where he would be found.
The New York deputy came to this city,
captured his man, and then without giving
the prisoner any chance to consult his at
torney or taking him into the Federal
courts here for examination, hustled him
into a carriage,-drove several miles into the
country, boarded a train, and when next
heard from was in New York and the. pris
oner was locked up in the Ludlow street jail
awaiting examination before the final ex
tradition to Holland. Plugge, upon reach
ing New York, telegraphed his family and
attorney, and the attorney went to his rescue.
Plugge was taken away so suddenly that
he didn't have an, opportunity to bid fare
well to his family nor even change his cloth
ing. He had taken out his first papers pre
liminary to becoming an American citizen,
and it is claimed he is entitled to the pro
tection of this country. Secretary of State
Blaine has been asked to interfere in his be
half. The family that Plugge left behind
him is in destitute circumstances, one girl
and two boys earning small wages by work
ing in the factories:
BATTLE WITH A BURGLAR IN A BARN.
Desperate Encounter With a Fellow Look
ins for a riace to Sleep.
lEPECIAL IILEGSUI TO THE .DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, March 17. James Barnes,
fireman in the Btaten Island Dye Works
at West Brighton, lives in Bichmond
street, Brighton. Early this morning, while
looking out of his bedroom win
dow, he saw a light in his
barn. Without waiting to dresshe went out
to the barn and discovered a man inside,
carrying a light. Barnes ran back to the
house and told his wife there was a
burglar In his barn, and she tele
phoned for the police. He then returned
to the barn, and as he entered he grappled
with the burglar. The burglar hit the
muzzle of a pistol against Barnes' head.
Barnes pushed the weapon aside as
it was discharged, and the shot did
not take effect The burglar fired a second
shot which entered Barnes left leg, near
the thigh. The pistol ball, which was of 38
caliber, passed entirely through the leg.
Barnes, who is very strong, held his as
sailant, and had him firmly grasped by the
throat when Police Inspector Cobb
arrived, "with J one njf . his men.
Barnes was r bleeding. iSbfusely from
the wound, and was growing somewhat weak
from loss of blood. When the burglar
heard the police coming he tossed the re
volver over the fence into the next yard.
The prisoner is Joseph D. Decker, aged 18,
of West Brighton. Hesaid he did notdare
to go home, and was looking for a place to
Some months"agq Decker and some com
panions broke into 'an unoccupied house in
West Brighton, owned by Dr. Clark, and
stole a large quantity of lead pipe, which
they sold to a jnnk'man. Decker was ar
rested for this and was fined $50.
AUSTRALIA ANGRY TOO.
Tho Independence of the Samonn Islands
San Fbancisco, March 17. Frank Mc
Coppin, United States Commissioner to the
Melbourne Exposition, writing from Syd
ney, Australia, under date of February 7,
says that publio opinion has been aroused
there by the conduct of Germany toward
Samoa, and that the Federal Council, sit
ting in Hobart, Tasmania, has adopted an
address to Queen Victoria, in which they
We view with deep anxiety the course of
events in Samoa, and favor the maintenance
of the treaties, and the making of new ones If
necessary, guaranteeing the independence of
Samoa. We regard the dominion In the Bonth
Pacific by foreign power as dangerous to the
safety of Australia. If England continues her
double-dealing policy in regard to these islands,
she will soon nave to face her angry colonies,
who are in full accord with the United States
in desiring to preserve their independence.
GOT ASHAMED AND DIED.
Sndden Decease of the Associate of Swin
dler Alferd Post.
Chicago, March 17. jSudden death last
night overtook James D. Haves, the co
worker with Alfred Post in the big swindle 4
known as the Western Freight Claim
Bureau, which was exposed during the past
week. Heart disease, brought on by shame
at the scandal and by excitement over
Post's flight, are supposed to be the causes
of Hayes' demise. The dead man was a
handsome, popular fellow, formerly con
nected with the Pennsylvania and Grand
He has been extremely depressed and
nervous and was under medical treatment
in his apartments at the Beautivage Hotel.
It was thought he had been improving, when
a collapse came while he was alone. Friends
claim that Hayes was entirely honest, and
that Post used him as a stool pigeon.
ANN 0DELIA ON THE STAGE.
The Spook Priestess Will Prodnco Spirit
'Pictures Behind the Footlights.
rSPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DlSrATCH.J
New Yobk, March 17. Hermann, the
magician, announces mat ne nas engaged
Ann Odelia Salomon, the spook priestess,
to appear with his company on April 15 -at
the Grand Opera House when he appears
Her performance will consist of a special
act, in the course of which she will, in the
glare of the footlights, produce "spirit
pictures" and do other sleight of hand
A MASSACHUSETTS ZEPHIR.
The Wind Blowing; Fifty Miles an Hour
and the Waves Banning High.
Highland Light, Mass., March 17.
The northeast -gale, almost equaling in
violence and duration the blizzard of March
last year, shows no sigus of abating to
night. The wind at times reaches a velocity
of 50 miles an hour,"driving the sea against
the cliffs along the entire coast
The threatening weather previous to the
storm gave coastwise vessels a chance to
make a harbor. No disaster is thus far reported.
The Followers of the Tascott Trail
Meet With Disappointment.
THEIR MAN WAS SOMEBODY ELSE.
After a Hard Chasa of, 8.000 Miles They
Meet the Suspected Xouth..
HE IS THE MURDERER'S COUNTERPART,'
Bat Easily Proies That They Are'Hbtates, and Is
The murderer, of "Millionaire' Snell, of
Chicago, is still .at IaKei., Those who have
sworn to hunt him. dQTUi'.Voave just gone-
through an expegfcnceittiiiycpnid never
orget They foll6efc'wbatf looked like
excellent clews 'for",8,b'60' miles, and finally
caught up with tneparfy they were trailing,
but it wasn't Tascott, though' near enough
lice mm to pass as his, brother. .
ISPECTAli TELSOBAli TO THE DISPATCH. 1
CHiCAGO.March ij A J. Stone, Alder
man Badenoch, dnd the two' detectives who
have been chasing a .boy whom they sup
posed to he Tascott, the alleged murderer of
Millionaire Snell, returned home, to-night,
empty handed. During the three weeks
they were away from town they traveled
8,000 miles. They first visited Bat Portage,
where the supposed Tascott was said .to be
working. When they got there they found
that the young man had gone 'to California.
The search then extended to the coast, the
detectives visiting Vancouver, Victoria,
Seattle. Tacoma, Portland and San' Fran
cisco. After a terrible chase, which often led
them through great snow-fields, "they finally
overtook the object of their, search. He
proved to be the son oi wealthy and prom
inent people in Southern California. 'He
bore a .striking resemblance to the missing
murderer. Mr. Stone is greatly discouraged,
and.is about ready to believe, that Tascott
will never be found alive, though not yet
STONE TEILS HIS SIOBT.
Mr. Stone talked quite freely, but re
marked with significance! "It must be
understood that I choose to reserve names,
for various reasons, some bearing upon the
"About a month ago," said Mr. Stone,
"I received from a law firm. In Minneapolis
a letter stating that they had a client, a res
ident of Winnipeg, who had some authorita
tive information as to what he believed to
be Tascott's whereabouts. My inquiries
following showed the suspect's description'
tallied more closely with that of Tascott
than any I had yet seen. The young man
was said to be employed in a tieing camp
near Bat Portage, a town on the Canadian
Pacific, 250 miles east of Winnipeg. I left
(Chicago with four others, including Bade-
nock, and three weeks ago to-night we went
to Minneapolis, thence, to Winnipeg, and
thence to the tieing camp. ,
THE BIBD HAD FLOWN.
"We arrived therei, to- .find that a young
man, such as describeiVhad; worked, there
until a week ""Before? Me had "sSme time'
prior received a postal card from a friend, a
young man in Bat Portage, stating that
there was a draft there from his father, who
lived in a. certain town in Southern Califor
nia. The contractor had held back the card
for two or three weeks until the young' man
had worked out a debt Upon receiving
the card the young man left at-once.
"We then Wedown upon Bat Portage,
only to learn that both' young fellows had
gone to another tieing camp, where we
again arrived to learn that they had moved
into Winnipeg, saying" that the first young
fellow's father, in Southern California, was
dying, and they would hasten to his bed
side. Now, we obtained some of the susr
peot's writing in the first tieing camp, and
it was -
TASCOTT'S own hand.
in fao simile. We hurried to Winnipeg,
and there at the bank added the suspect's
signature to our stock of evidence. It
seemed certain that Tascott had written that
name, and no doubt remained in our minds
that we were on the right track at last Out
of Winnipeg we ran the scent to a certain
nameless town in the northwestterritory,
near the American line. Thence we pur
sued it hot to Vancouver, and thence by
boat to Seattle. The next jump brought us
to Tacoma, and there the twain had sepa
"Our man," continued Mr. Stone, "went
to Portland by rail, 'and his companion
shipped for San Franscisco, and we reached
it a week late. It teemed probable then
that the town in Southern California whence
the .draft issued was their destination,
thither I posted iny companions. Suspect
ing that this feature might be a ruse, . I re
mained to watch the China-bound steamer
of that week and saw her put forth without
WAS TASCOTT'S DOUBLE.
"A telegram reached us'that our man was
caught in the Southern California town,and
was in custody. I hastened thither. One
glance at the prisoner sent my heart into
my boots. He was not Tascott, though he
resembled him in many points. 6 He was a
young fellow of good family, and we re
leased him withont the satisfaction of know
ing for whom he was suspected.
"It was the disappointment of my life,"
said Mr. Stone. "We were all sure that if
we found the man who signed the Winni
peg draft, whose description we had, and
upon whose trail we then were, that we
would have Tascott We avoided every
body, taking no one into our confidence.
We consulted none of the authorities in the
numerous places we visited, and left all
we encountered in a state of mystification.
We were given a number of hints that
Manitoba was a good relnge for 'boodlers,'
and so it is for any man. in hiding. Such a
trackless waste of mountains, forests, lakes
and big rivers it would bs hard to find. I
will not say that I think Tascott is in that
country, but he may be. I have other clews
of which I am hopeful."
OLD NEPTUNE ON A HIGH.
The Waves Dnsh Unou the Jersey 'Coast and
Do a Large amount of Damage.
fSPECTAL TELXOUAM TO TM,DISPATCH.'
Asbuet Pabk, N. J., March 17. The
high tides of last night and this morning
did considerable damage along this part of
the coast. A number of cottages were un
dermined and boardwalks and telegraph
poles washed away. The railroad on Long
Branch, between Barnegat City and
Beach Haven was washed out The rail
road tracks from Absecom to Atlantic City
were under watervafld'no trains could cross.
The railroad from Atlantic; City to Egg
Harbor inlet is broken up andtrains.cannot
run. The railroad from Oceah City to the
mainland was under water, as was the rail
road from Sea Isle to Avelon. 'The
latter must be repaired before it can be
used. Traveling from house to house by
boat was the" only possible way of getting
aiound. , The railroad track from Sewells
Point to Cape May yras entirely under
w'ater and the beach front Is so badly
washed that the dri Vfl way is.dwtxoyed, . .
ilABGS 18, 1889.
WOES OE I WIDOW.
She Wants 850,000 .to Flastcr Her Bleed
- log Heart An Ex". United Slates Sen
ntor Accniftd or Inflicting
tyjECIAI. TElEOBAM TO TUB DISrATCH.3
Waukesha, Wis., March 17. Ex
United States Senator- John P. Patterson
married Mildred Franks, at Waterville, a
year arid a half ago. Patterson is a relative
of James G.Blaine. The outlook for Mr.
and Mrs, John Patterson was the brightest,
but a cloud has appeared in the form qf a
Bait.by.MjsMary B. Fleming, of Phila
delphia, srhojseeks to recover 550,000 dam-
from, '.Senator Patterson for alleged
rs. Fleming is a widow, and claims
at the time of the oniet wedding over
in Waterville the Senator was betrothed toi
uer, juts, iteming savs mat auout jsovem
ber, 1S85, Senator Patterson asked her to be
his.bride. At numerous times until June,
i4k)i, he treated her affectionately, ana
wote her -several letters. He then ceased
correspond winner. ie naa, snesaia,
ie3 her frennentl v to become his wife.
3. fixed the.day for their marriage, and as
inv'times he had himself nostDoned it.
jljj'preparfng for the nuptials, Widow Flem
ing says she expended large sums of money.
I,. The Senator's wife is the daughter of
,EdWin G. Franks, a well-known Chicago
Board of Trade man. Senator Patterson
fii-jt saw'Milly Franks in Washington. He
wanstruck with her beauty and brilliancy,
andtafterward( when he came to Waukesha
or became a visitor at Oconomowoc during
the heated- seasons, renewed the acquaint
ance. Senator Patterson and Miss Franks
Were1" married on' November 2, 1887, in
Waterville, and now live in MifHintown,
;HART ANDERSON WORSE.
HeV Physician Will Neither Affirm Nor Deny
That Her Mind is Impaired.
.Philadelphia, Maigh 17. The condi
tion pf Miss'Mary Anderson, the actress, is
reported late to-night to be somewhat worse.
All her engagements for the season have
beencancelled and her English company of
56 p,eppledisbanded. ,
A rumor to the effect that Miss Anderson
is insane gained circulation to-day. Dr.
Sweir'Mitchell, under whose care the lady
has been since her arrival here, when re
quested to-night to affirm or deny this rumor,
positively refused to say anything about
his patient's condition.
Mrl Jos. Anderson, her brother, pro
nounced the story absurd, and said: "Miss
Anderson's condition is improved, and no
impairment of her health is feared."
It is known that Dr, Mitchell has ordered
that his patient must remain where she- is
for two months. At the end of that time,
ho says, unless some set-back occurs, she
will be able to go to Europe, there to re
cuperate. Orders "have been given by the
doctors to positively exclude all persons
from Miss Anderson's room, with the ex
ception of her maid -and the professional
nurse in attendance upon her.
FATAL QUARREL AMONG SOLDIERS.
Three Privates at Fort Nincara Enliven the
Place for Awhile.
rsrxctiii tzIeohau to the dispatch.
Lockpoet, N. Y:, March IT. A fatal
quarrel occurred at Fort Niagara yesterday
afternoon. Privates Mokley, Lynch and
Bhattigan were together on a spree. Lynch
and Bhattigan quarreled and assaulted
each other, Mokley tried to part them, and
in the struggle was badly cut in the ab
domen 3?Ith a pocket-knife, which Lynch
had draw Lynch fled to Canada. The
'posfsutgeon says that "Uokrecanhofciiver
' There are two companies of the-Eleventh'
stationed at- the -fort, and they do not like
the place. It is convenient to Canada, and
desertions are only too numerous. There
were six left last week, and no intelligence
of them, has heen' received. They slip across
the river at nijjht. The men say the disci
pline is too strict. The post is in charge ot
THE DAY WE CELEBRATE.
Meetings In Honor of St. Patrick and to
Swell tho Pnrncll Fund.
New Yobk, March 17. Two public
meetings were held to-night in honor of St
Patrick's Day the proceeds of which are
to go to the Parnell defense fund. One was
held at Steinway Hall, and was under the
auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians,
and the other at the Academy of Music, un
der the auspices of the Sons of St Patrick."
Both brought forth, large audiences. ,
Hon. Charles A. Dana presided at the
Steinway HallV meeting. He asked those
present to remember that they were there
not only to celebrate the day of' Ireland's
patron saint, but also the victory of Mr.
Parnell and the Irish cause. Letters of le
gret were read from Samuel J. Bandall,
Governor Hill and T. V. Powderly.
Hon. S. S. Cox was the orator at the
Academy of Music meeting. Besolutions
were adopted sending greeting to Parnell
and his colleagues.
WET AND DRT.
many Thirsty Men in Omaha, Notwithstand
ing tho Italn.
rSriCIAI, TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Omaha, March 17. Although the rain
poured down steadily nearly all day, this
was the driest Sunday Omaha' ever saw.
Not a saloon in the city was open. Even
side and back doors were religiously closed.
Mayor Broatch's order was observed to the'
letter, and although they saloon men pro
tested vigorously orally, they did not dare
The reason for this was that on Friday the
Legislature passed a bill amending the city
charter, placing the licensing of saloon in
the hands of the Fire and Police Commis
sion, thus taking the matter entirelv out of
politics, as this board is appointed by the
Governor of the State. Only three arrests
for drunkenness were made during the day,
against an average of 30 on the other Sun
days of the year.
ATTAINED ITS MAJORITY.
The Sorosis CInb CelebrntesIts Twenty
rSFECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
New-Yobk, March 17. To-day was the
twenty-first anniversary of the organization
of Sorosis, and Mrs. J. C. Crosby, the
founder of the club, gave an informal recep
tion.from 8 to 11 last night, at her residence,
148 East .Forty-sixth street, to the delegates
from the 'various women's clubs from all
over the country, who have come here to
meet the members of Sorosis in a parlia
ments women. Mrs. Crosby was assisted
in receiving by Mrs. H. Louise Thomas
and Mrs. Ella Dietz Clymer, the outgoing
and incoming Presidents of Sorosis.
THE WEAVERS STILL OUT.
No Appreciable Chance In tho Situation of
, the Strike.
Fall Biveb, March 17. There is no
change in the situation of the strike. Every
mill will be Entirely shut down to-morrow,
as many operators desire to participate
in the St Patrick's Day celebration. Most
of the mills will resume again Tuesday morn
ing, although some will not start up until
the weavers are ready to return to work. '
It is expected that Tuesday will be the
most critical day in the strike. If the
weavers can hold together, that day the
struggle & likely to be prolonged.
Isn't Nearly Done "When Saturday'
NightDarkens His Department.
SUNDAY IS QUITE A- BUS!' DAT,
For He Goes Over to Philadelphia Regularly
and Pats in the Day
ONDUCTING-HIS Off N SUNDAY SCHOOL
Crowds Gather to Look on at the fostmaster General's
Labor of Lote. .
Postmaster General Wanamaker's famous
Philadelphia Sunday school, among its
Hundreds of visitors yesterday had" a cories
pondent of The Dispatch, who tele
graphed a full account of the proceedings.
From it will be seen that the new Postmas
ter General works about as hard on the Sab
bath as he does during the week, and yet
avoids the office seekers.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Philadelphia, March 17. You must
go early to get a seat atPostmkster General
Wanamaker's Sunday school nowadays.
The place was jammed to the doors to-day.
At 2:30, and not 'a second later, when the
orchestra was just in the middle of a pretty
bit of comic opera with.a rattling jingle to
it, Mr. Wanamaker stepped upon the stage.
The people in the visitors' gallery craned
their necks and a little buzz went around,
but the regular attendants gave no sign of
interest and the' fiddlers never quavered a
note in their operatic selection.
When it was done the Postmaster Gen
eraftapped a little bell twice, and stood
still looking over the school. He looked
, like the pictures oi Thomas A. Edison. He
wore an old-fashioned frock suit of plain
black, with a turn-down collar and a little
black tie. His straight, dark hair, with its
irregular shading of gray was licked down
flat to his head, bnt the heavy front lock
had broken loose from the rest and fallen
oyer his forehead, leaving a wide gap be
tween itself and the rest of the hair.
the seal music sibikes up.
After he had swept one of his grim
glances over the school, the Postmaster
General made a signal to the1 organist, who
played a little overture. Mr. Sweeney, and
the full band joined in, Mr. Sweeney lead
ing, with a folded paper for a baton. Each
scholar hada littlepamphlet containing the
order of exercises for the day, and from it
they began to sinj to the accompaniment of
the orchestra. All together they sang:
Onward, onward, onward Christian soldier,
Marching, marching, marching as to war.
The gallery full of girls on the right sang
sweetly: "With the Cross, of Jesus," and
the infant class under the gallery came in
with a queer little "With the cross of
Jesus." Altogether they shouted: "With
the cross of Jesus going on before." Then
the gallery-of girls went it alone again:
"Christ, the royal master, leads against the
foe," and the whole chimed in, "Forward to
battle, see His banners go."
Then a gallery of boys on the left re
peated the strain the girls had sung, and so
it went, back- and forth, and altogether a
sort of voeSl battledore and shuttlecock, with
every-once in a While the-infants under the
gallery jinginga line feebly all by them
selves. It was very pretty and excellently
done, and the Postmaster General seemed to
like it, for he smiled as he leaned upon' the
desk, singing with the rest, and occasionally
helping the leader beat time.
After a few minutes more of responsive
singing and recitations the Postmaster Gen
eral asked each section in tnrn who had
brought Bibles avith them. Everyone who
had one held .up the book, and the Post
master General seemed pleased again. There
was a baby irx its. mother's arms in one of
the galleries', ,ad it held up a book, too.
"Why, even the baby up there has its
Bible," exclaimed the-Postmaster General,
and added, "Bless its little heart," whereat
the mother blushed rosily and petted the in
fant and fussed over it until it was ready
LESSoV OF THE DAT.
The place of the day's lesson was then
given . by the school, and its subject,
"Christ's Love For the Young." "Christ's
love," repeated the Postmaster General,
"lor the old no; he loves us all. hut espe
cially the young." Then the Golden Text,
"Suffer Little Children," was recited, and
the Postmaster General exclaimed: "That's
"our text. Once doesn't seem enough for
such a good oue, say it again," and the
school said it again.
The school then rising at the tap of the
Postmaster General's bell, read in concert
the Scripture for the day and sang, "There
is a green hill far away." When this was
done the Postmaster General prayed. Then
a collection was ordered. To the jingle of
dimes and pennies the Postmaster General
read a lot of notices of meetings during the
week. There was some talking and con
fusion in the school, and he stopped sud
denly and clapped his hands twice. The
school was silent.
"Some housekeepers can't bear a speck of
dirt about, " he said, "and I cannot bear a
speck of noise." Then he went on. A no
tice of a sale for the benefit of a seaside'
home was unusually long and detailed.
"There, don't say I didn't give that a
good notice," said the Postmaster General,
as he ended it
A class op a thousand.
When he had finished the notices the
Postmaster General tapped his bell, the cur
tains of the stage fell together, curtains
dropped before classrooms, sliding parti
tions slipped into place, and the audi
ence in the visitors' gallery was
on its feet to go, the classes
were at work. Even sooner the Postmaster
General had slipped out and across an open
space to the main church building. Sev
eral hundred people were there awaiting
him, and hundreds more followed him. A
thousand people joined in the opening
hyninpf the "Superintendent's Bible class."
"I think one of the pleasantest things
that has happened to me during the past
two weeks," he said, "was my being intro
duced to Lew Wallace, the author of 'Ben
Hur.' I am very grateful to the man who
introduced me; I wish you all could know
the man who wrote that wonderful book,
with its marvelous insight in the character
of the church."
Then he switched off to the lesson, and
expounded it in detail. The clock in the
steeple struck 4, and the Postmaster General
stopped short and dismissed the class. He
slipped back to the Snnday school again,
several hnndred of the class following him',
and was at the desk by the time the class
rooms were thrown together again.
TAfcK: THAT WAS TEDIOUS.
After a song he introduced an old man,
who talked tediously for IS minutes, and
then the Postmaster General talked for five
minutes, and especially for the boys, about
the young man whom Christ told to
give up all and follow Him, and
who did not do it He told them
of the beautiful land in the West just
bought of the Indians, and of the thousands,
of settler who stood on the borders of Kan
sas ready to hurry in and possess the land
as soon as the President made, a proclama
tion. t "God has a land open foryou,"he-saidr
"and His proclamation has been made. All
you have to" do is to take possession of it
The settlers who go to Oklahoma must make
it.their home or they can't have the land.
So must you make your house upon tbeland
of the word of God, and that's all you have
to do to possess it."
The Sunday school was dismissed after
this; with a sone and a half-benediction;
half-prayer by the Postmaster General, and
the "20-minute meeting" was at once, be
gun. This is supposed to be for teachers,
but many strangers stayed, and there were
COO present in all. It was like a Methodist
experience" meeting. The Assistant Super
intendent presided. It ended with a talk
by the Postmaster General about teaching.
BUTCHERED LIKE SHEEP.
The Wny Prisoner of War Are Treated in
Hayti Twelve Shot Down In Cold
Blood on m. Pablle Square
fples at 'Work.
New Yobk; March 17. The, steamer
Caroline Miller arrived here last night with
news from Cape Haytien. Captain Miller
said that 12 of Legitime's soldiers, who had
been "taken prisoners Dy Hippolyte, were
shot in the public sqnare at Cape Haytien
the day before the steamer left The unfor
tunate wretches had been prisoners for
some months. Sympathizers with Legitime
had endeavored to get the men released, and
Hippolyte had become distrustful ot many
of his officers.
He therefore had them put to death.
Captain Miller said that Cape Haytien was
filled with Legitime's spies. According to
one of the officers of the Caroline Miller a
transport about the size of an ordinary tug
was permanently engaged carrying arms to
Cape Haytien, for the use ot Hippolyte's
The United States steamship Galena was
anchored at' Cape Haytien when the Miller
PREACHER FULTON IS BARRED
From a Bichmond White Church for Talk
ing; to Negrroes.
Bichmond, March 17. Eev. Justin D.
Fulton, of Brooklyn, N. Y., last night ad
dressed an audience in the First African
Baptist church: Among other things he
Let the black man go to work and make
money and he will be recognized. Let a
black man have money and he can buy rail
roads in Georgia and in other States where the
negro is not allowed equal privileges with
whites, and the former can say to the latter:
"Now, if you don't behave yourself I will put
you off my train."
He desired that all the colored people have
nice homes and nice wives and clean chil
dren, so that when he came to Bichmond
again to speak to them he could stop at
their homes. On concluding he announced
that he would preach at the First Baptist
Church (white), to-morrow night by invi
tation. The deacons of this church met to
day after reading' the doctor's remarks, and
unanimously decided that the church would
not be open'to him to-morrow.
FAILURE OF A LUMBER FIR&
An Extensive St. Ionis Concern Makes a
St. LOTJis,March 17. Methpdy & Myer,
the well-known lumber merchants, filed .a
general assignment this afternoon to Fred
A. Wislizehus, for the benefit of their cred
itors. Their assets are placed at $248,500
and the amount of -their liabilities is not
The firm is one of the oldest lumber firms
in the city and Mr. Leopold Methudy ha3
been prominently connected with a number
of puhlic movements. He was President of
the North American Saengerbuud Associa
tion last year. The members of the firm are
Leopold Methudy, George C. Meyer and
WARNED BY WHITE CAPS.
A Colored Policeman Notified to Look Ont
for a Dangling; Noose.
Philadelphia, March 17. Colored
Policeman Bobert Smith, Nineteenth .dis
trict, who unearthed a policy shop in the
Twenty-ninth ward on Friday, has received
a " White Cap" notice to the effect that as
he had started on the warpath again he had
better fee careful, because a noose was ready
The letter is signed "Order 1972," and on
the bottom is a crudely-drawn picture of a
man in a coffin.
TRACEl'S IDEA OF' A NATT.
The New Secretary Makes a Speesh at a
New Yobk, March lj. The Hamilton
Club, of Brooklyn, gave a dinner to Secre
tary of the Navy Tracey to-night Two
hundred and fifty persons were present and
Justice William Bartlett presided. Ex
Secretary Whitney sent a. letter of regret.
General Tracey, in his remarks, spoke of
the importance and necessity of a bavr,
and said the navy yards should not be made
an asylum for worthless mechsnics.
ONE HUNDRED FRENCHMEN
Beported to Have Been Killed in a Chinese
Hambubo, March 17. A dispatch from
Tien Tsin to the Hamburg Correspondent
says it is reported there that natives have
risen on the Kwang-Si frontier, and that
thev have destroyed ten blockhouses and
killed 100 Frenchmen.
AN EITEA'SESSION SURE.
The Governor Will Call the West Virginia
Chableston, W. Va., March 17. Gov
ernor Wilson decided to-day to call an ex
traordinary session of the Legislature about
June 1 next, to settle the Gubernatorial
muddle and to act on certain other legisla
tion. A Little Stag Party.
f SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yobk, March 17. Ex-President
Cleveland will start on his pleasure trip to
Cuba at 10 o'clock this morning. Ex-Postmaster
General Don M. Dickinson and ex-Secretary
William F. Vilas, who, with ex-Secretary
Bayard, are to be Mr. Cleveland's
companions on the trip, arrived at the Vic
toria Hotel last nigbt. Mr. Fairchild is
also at the Brevoort, and may go along.
They Bespect George W.
New Yobk, March 17. Bepresentatives
of 65 German societies met to-night and de
cided to take part in the Washington
Inauguration Centennial in this city. Hon.
CarlW. Schurz presided. The Chairman
appointed a committee of 0 to perfect
Scared to' Death.
Philadelphia, March 17. John Wes
ley Humphrey, a 10-year-old boy who was
badly frightened by a crowd of older boys
who- were playing "White Caps" in the
upper portion of the city about a week ago,
died to-day. Four of the boys have been
Chicago People No .Mhe !
archists Had Hot fit retL
THE POLICE LAEGELY W BLAME,
Much of the Troubte Wa3 Dna to a Bitter
BETWEEN OFFICERS AND AGITATORS,
Tie'Stae Dissatisfied Element Once More CoBlng ,
At this comparatively lata day-a number "
of Chicago people are beginning to thinkr
that the Haymarket Anarchists should not -have
been hanged. Calm investigation
shows that the police were much in fault, '
The Beds are once more becoming active
under new leaders, although their agifatioa -ij
more quietly conducted. '
Chicago, March 17. A great many pee
pie in Chicago, who were fiercely enough la
favor of hanging Anarchists two years ago, -are
now willing to confess their regret'that
the four men who died on the 11th of No-'
.vember, 18&Y, were not sent to the penitent"
tiary for life. As a matter of fact the im
pression at the time was that imprisonment
would have been better than death, but the
jury having fixed the penalty at death, and
the Anarchists and other agitators on the
outside having challenged the State to exe- '
cute that sentence, it was thought to be ex-1 -ceedingly
dangerous for the authorities to -manifest
any trepidation in the enforcement
of the law.
Very few people in this vicinity who fol
lowed the evidence carefully expected any
such verdict. There was great exasperation';
against the ringleaders of the Anarchists,
and probably one-half the people were of
opinion that almost any punishment which
could be visited upon them in lawful form -was
justifiable, but the conviction and the
sentence of death came as a surprise to
Most of the witnesses on, whose evidence)
the verdict of death was passed were police
men, and when it is understood that prob
ably no city in the world has a police force '
so generally denounced for brutality and
tyranny as is that or Chicago, it will not be
wondered at that, the passion of the hour
having subsided, there are thousands who
now make no secret of their belief that much
of the testimony at the great trial was false.
In the case as presented by the State there)
.was no pretense that the authorities had
then in custody the actual thrower of the'
bomb. That was specifically disavowed.
The men who were placed on trial were held'
as' co-conspirators with him,- whoever he
might be. For purposes ot convenience)
and for appearance sake it was maintained
that the actual thrower of the bomb was a
man named Schnaubelt, and it was given
out in a dubious way that he had soughti
refuge in Germany immediately after the,
Haymarket riot The, fact that the State '
made absolutely no effort to arrest this fugi-t
tive and that his whereabouts are entirely
unknown convince many that he is either a'
myth, or that if he can be found the au
thorities dare not attempt to convict him oU
his alleged offense.
For ten years preceding the Haymarket)
disturbance the relations existing between
the police and the labor agitators were of -the
most unfortunate character. The police,
instead of standing only for law and order,
descended to the level of the agitators, audi
became personally involved with them in
altercations, disputes and brawls.
This personal quantity in the quarrel be
tween the police and the Anarchists was
productive of a woful amonnt of mischief.
The more spirited and more violent of the .
Anarchists, Socialists and labor agitators
lost all conception of the police as repre- -sentatives
of law, and many people openly
declare that they were justified in takin;
almost any course to awaken public senti--ment
to the existing order of affairs-, and to
bring about a change in police methods.
Certain it is that the violence and lawless
ness were not confined to one side in this
quarrel. The police lost no opportunity to
harass individnals belonging to the various
socialistic sections, and with each police
outrage the cry for vengeance became louder
This retrospective view is necessary to a
prope understanding of the situation in.
this city to-day. Unfortunately' for the
peace and dignity of the State, the Com-.
monwealth of Illinois appears to have sur-
rendered its most important functions."''
Classes have been established here because'
the State of Illinois has refused or neglected
to do its duty. Swarms of mercenaries,
armed and equipped in military fashion,
march the streets at the behest of private
parties, and preserve the peace in localities t
where trouble is threatened. If the beg-
farly State militia needs overcoats or
aversacks, a camping ground or an
armory, the State does not supply them.
All these things serve to intensify the ex- '
isting bitterness between the two extremes
of society in this city. Whether the law is
enforced by a police department, which is .
personally and brutally inimical to' the"
laboring classes, or whether the State steps
in by militia, which is sustained not by the
State, but by capitalists, or by extensive
bands of mercenaries in, the! employ of
private detective agencies, the forces which
stand for the law appear to represent a
class, and most conservative and thoughtful
people are endeavoring to remedy in some
degree the conditions which, if continued,
can result only in disaster.
LIKE OLD TIMES.
Under the Constitution of the State of '
Illinois the right of public assemblage is
broader here than in any other State of the
Union. It is provided that any man may
speak, write, or publish whatever he will,
subject only to the laws for the abuse of
that right It is nnder this generous section
that the courts have restrained the police
from interfering with Anarchist meetings,
it being held that they cannot be interfered
with until some overt act has been per
petrated. Under these rulings meetings of
Anarchists, Socialists and other agitators
are now of nightly occurrence and the tone
of the speeches at these gatherings is ' quite
as lurid as it ever was before the alleged
Haymarket conspirators were hanged. The
principal leaders of the new dispensation
are Jens Christensen. Albert Cumin, L. S.
Oliver, William Holmes and Mrs. Lucy
Parsons. All these people express them-
selves freely and without reservation as
confident that they, too, will follow their
predecessors to the scaffold.
The police have the names of 500 avowed
and dangerous Anarchists, who are shadowed
with more or less regularity. None of the
leaders of the Anarchist sections pretends,
that violence is expected soon. All declare-,
that their present plan is one ot education .
merely. They expect sooner or later to be
attacked again bv the authorities, and the "
burden of all their speeches and ef all their
interviews is that when they are attaoked
they will resist
Everything considered, the social condi
tions prevailing in this city"at present are
anything but healthful. There is great -destitution,
thousands are out of work, the'
poorhouses are crowded, the station houses u
are not capacious enough for the tramps,,
and wanderers of the night, and paralysis
seems to have stricken the arm of authoritjv"