Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 20, 1889, Image 1

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An Explosion in the Legislature
Caused by Most Serious
-1 Accusations
Embezzlement and Misappropriation
of Funds Alleged
Chairman Dearden, or the Appropriations
Committee. Says They Are Specific nnd
lhi be Denied He Declines to Give the
Accuser's Nome-The Senate Ready to
Act if the House Delays Too Long Mr.
Denrden on Admirer of the Warden nnd
Take no Stock In the Charges Ho
Hopes the Whole Matter WillheClenred
Up Satisfactorily The Entire Affair a
Surprise to Those Most Directly Inter
Serious charges have been made against
the management of the 'Western Peniten
tiary. Chairman Dearden, of the House
Appropriations Committee, who reports
them, says they were made some days ago.
They consist of alleged misappropriation of
funds, or embezzlement The Pittsburg
lawyer who made the accusation has been
requested to put it in writing, that action
maybe taken upon it by the Legislature.
To those most directly interested the
charges are a surprise, and Mr. Dearden,
who says he highly esteems the officers of
the penitentiary, adds that the allegations
are specific and must be met. Ee hopes the
charges will all be dissipated.
Habrisbubg, March 19. Misappropria
tion of funds or embezzlement has been
charged against the management of the
"Western Penitentiary. The charges were
made ten days ago to Chairman Dearden, of
the House Appropriations Committee, by a
Pittsburg lawyer. As the charges or alle
gations were verbal, and as the gentleman
desired that they be made the basis for a
Legislative investigation, he was asked by
Mr. Dearden to put them in writing. He has
not done so yet.
Mr. Dearden declined to give the lawyer's
Chairman Dearden Defines His Position.
The allegations were brought forward in
debate just before 6 o'clock this evening,
and Mr. Dearden, in answer to indignant
protests from ex-Speaker Graham, of Alle
gheny, Captain Billingsley, of "Washington,
and others, declared emphatically that he is
not their author, is not in sympathy with
them, and has the highest regard and ad
miration for "Warden "Wright and other
officials of the "Western Penitentiary, with
whom he is personally acquainted.
In the midst of the debate the House ad
journed, leaving the Chairman of the Ap
propriations Committee and the western
members very much wrought up.
It was after the House had passed 29 ap
propriation bills on second reading, and
postponed one, that the explosion occurred.
Mr. Graham asked that the postponed ap
propriation bill for the "Western Peniten
tiary be taken up. Mr. Dearden imme
diately opposed the proposition in general
terms, but left the impression that there
were charges to be met.
Fow Thinks the BUI Shonld Pass.
Mr. Fow, of Philadelphia, who has been
on the sub-committee that considered the
seeds of the penitentiary in connection with
the bill just called up by Mr. Graham, ex
plained that there had been charges at that
time that a certain official of the institu
tion had received money from prisoners.
The charges had been investigated and the
official discharged. There were no charges
now affecting any officials, he declared, and
therefore there was no reason why the bill
should not pass.
Mr. Graham expressed his surprise at the
stand taken by Mr. Dearden. He admitted
that Mr. Dearden had intimated that there
might be objections if the bill was called
up, bnt had not expected opposition to come
from that quarter. Mr. Graham referred
to the recent investigation at the peniten
tiary and its result as removing any objec
tions that could exist to the passage of the
bill, and paid a high compliment to the
ability and integrity of the management
The Charges Long and Serious.
Mr. Dearden then, in defense of his posi
tion, became more specific and declared that
there were "long and serious charges of
misappropriation of funds." He then said:
"I know what I am talking abont, and
there are gentlemen in the Legislature de
termined to probe the matter to the bottom..
The institution is a noble affair as it stands,
and a credit to the State; $1,000,000 had
been expended in its construction, and more
was asked in this "bill. The bill for main
tenance was still in committee. The matter
is too serious to take it up without knowing
more of the charges. I understand that the
Senate Committee has contemplated taking
the matter up because of our slowness to
Graham expressed himself 'as much
surprised hat the bill under consideration
had been reported from committee if there
was anything wrong. He referred to the
fact that the State Board of Charilies had
recommended $140,000 double the amonnt
asked by the appropriation bill as amended
in committee aa a sufficient justification of
the need for it
The Allegations Must be Denied.
"I make no charges myself," said Mr.
Dearden, in reply. "I simply repeat the
charges made. I am not in sympathy with
the charges. I doubt their strength. I
know "Warden "Wright and other officers of
the penitentiary, and highly esteem them,
bnt these charges are specific, and must he
denied from a responsible source. Knowing
"Warden"Wright as I do, I would like to say
all 1 could in exoneration of him, but I
think it improper to take the bill up, under
the circumstances."
Captain Billingsley expressed his sur
prise at what he heard from Chairman
Dearden. As a member of the sub-committee
that had gone to the penitentiary to
especially inquire into the need for the
building appropriation, he declared it the
best conducted institution of its kind in
"So it is," exclaimed Mr. Graham.
Cnptaln Billingsley Struck With Surprise,
"The Appropriations Committee," con
tinued Captain Billingsley, "will bear me
out in what I say. I am surprised to hear
the Chairman of the Appropriations Com
mittee talk as he does to-day."
Dr.-Walk, of Philadelphia, in defense of
Chairman Dearden, said the bill that had
brought on the discussion had been intro
duced on January 14, and reported from
committee January 24. The charges had
been made known since that date. He was
not surprised that the gentleman from
"Washington didn't know of it, as he had
been absent so much, and he intimated also
that the gentleman bothered himself too
much about "Washington county politics to
attend to appropriation bills, save and ex
cept some particular measures he appeared
before the committee to advocate.
Captain Billingsley also smiled at these
thrusts, and Dr. "Walk said charges had
been made in Pittsburg papers, and marked
copies were received by members. Mr. Fow
again declared that these charges had been
disposed of. The sub-committee of the
Appropriations Committee had been over
the books ot the institution and found
everything all right Mr. Dearden then
The Whole Matter Shonld be Cleared Up.
"A prominent Pittsburgattorneycamehere
ten days ago to confer with me in my official
capacity. He made serious and direct
charges. I asked him many questions, and
after he had answered them I requested that
when he go home he put those charges in
writing and send them to me. I assured
him if he would do so 'we would make a
thorough investigation, to establish the
truth or falsity of the charges. In doing so
we would simply discharge onr duty. I
don't want the House to regulate its action
by what is stated, only so far as it accords
with its sense of duty. I hope, if investi
gated, the whole matter will be cleared
Chairman Graham, in reply, rehearsed
the recent trouble over Dr. Maharneke's
case, and said that because of it he had had
the bill postponed from time to time. That
investigation had been over for some time,
and the talk of a Legislative investigation
had seemed to die out It was now late in
the session, and he had called np the bill
after the consultation with Mr. Dearden, to
which he had referred.
No Unkind Feeling In the Matter.
"I am sorry," said Mr. Graham, "that he
has any unkind feeling."
"I disclaim any unkind feeling," inter
rupted Mr. Dearden.
Mr. Thompson,, of "Warren, who was
Chairman of the sub-committee that inves
tigated the needs of the "Western Peniten
tiary, explained that the sub-committee had
investigated nothing at the penitentiary ex
cept the matter that came immediately be
fore it "We were not instructed" to inves
tigate any charges then made," he said.
"That's right," exclaimed Chairman
"We investigated honestly and fairly,"
said Mr. Thompson, "the only subject that
was before us. I see no reason why the
matter should be .forced on the House now.
It should be postponed until some future
time. Bad feeling is being brought about.
An investigation was properly conducted,
and we found the 'penitentiary conducted
in an excellent manner in fact, we fell in
love with the management and the way of
doing buisness.
At this point Mr. Kratz made a motion
to adjourn, which was carried amid great
confusion. Simpson.
Neither Hon. B. C. Christy Nor Warden
Wright Can Explain.
B. C. Christy, Esq., the lawyer who was
prominently identified with the recent in
vestigation at the penitentiary, was seen
last night regarding the charges of embez
zlement, or rather, misappropriation of
funds and mismanagement at the prison.
It was believed he might be able to tell
something as to the identity or information
of the lawyer who had made the matter
public; but this Mr. Christy said he could
not do, as he knew nothing about any such
charges whatever.
In speaking of the matter, he said: "I
was in Harrisburg about a week ago, but
did not hear anything about the charges. If
they were brought, it was not done by any
informant of mine, and I know nothing
about them."
Warden Wright, when spoken to on the
subject, seemed surprised, as there are no
grounds for any such accusations as far as
he is concerned, or any person connected
with the institution, so far as he knows or
A Wealthy Louisville Girl Elopes With and
Marries a Dissipated Character.
Louisville, March 19. The 14-year-old
daughter of Mr. William Ashby, of the firm
of Miller & Ashby.the largest and most fash
ionable merchant tailoring establishment in
this city, has been abducted and married by
Joe Stultz, one of the lowest and most dissi
pated characters of " Louisville. The
marriage occurred last Wednesday, but the
facts were not made public until to-day
when the news created a great sensation.
The girl became infatuated with Stultz
and was coaxed over into Indiana,and there
went through a marriage ceremony. Upon
her return she told her parents, and a war
rant was soon out for Stultz's arrest on a
charge of abduction. He has not been
The New Postmaster at Indianapolis Clearly
" Not a Mugwump.
Indianapolis, March 19. Indiana
Civil Service reformers have begun a war
fare on the new Postmaster Wallace, much
like that against Mr. Jones. Wallace said
he would give Republicans preference in
making appointments. William Dudley
Fonlke wrote him, taking issue and object
ing to the policy. Wallace says in reply
"Mr. Fonlke is not pleased with what he
supposes ore my intentions in the making of
appointments. He protests because he
thinks lam not going to follow the civil
service law as he interprets it It is im
possible to please these people. I shall
answer Mr. Foulke and tell him I am a
law-abiding citizen, and that I will observe
the civil service law as far as possible."
Wants to Be an Inter-State 'Commissioner.
MoNiaoiTEfir, Ala., March 19. Theo
dore Welch, of Montgomery, General
Freight Agent of the Louisville and Nash
ville Bailroad, is being urged forthevacancy
on the Board of Inter State Commerce Com
missioners, caused by the resignation of
Commissioner Walker. Mr. "Welch is a
First Day's Session of the Soroils Letter
of Regret Kecelved From Mrs. Har
rison Ten-Minute Reports
Read Social Pleasures.
New Yoek, March 19. Members of the
Sorosis and their friends and delegates from
half a hundred women's clubs in all parts
of the country filled the parquet of the
Madison Square Theater this morning and
overflowed into the balcony. It was the
first day's session of the convention of
women's clubs arranged by,the Sorosis, the
elder sister of them all. "At 1050 o'clock
the curtain was rung up on the setting of
the first scene in "Captain Swift" On the
stage sat the officers of Sorosis and a few of
their most honored guests.
Mrs. Clymer rapped on the table before
her with her gavel in a business-like way,
and called the meeting to order. After the
Secretary, Miss Allen, had called the roll
and read a note from Mrs. President Har
rison, telling how sorry she was she conld
not attend the convention, Mrs. Clymer
made, a brief address of welcome. Mrs.
Jennie Croly, Chairman of the Correspond
ence Committee, read a number of letters
from well-wishers all over the country.
Miss Frances Wiilard hoped the clubs
would form a strong organization and
prove to the men that women can seta
higher standard of club life than they.
Ten-minute reports from delegates followed.
At 1 o'clock Mrs. Clymer announced that
the convention was adjourned until to
morrow morning, when a permanent organi
zation would be effected and more reports
will be heard To-morrow evening Sorosis
will give an entertainment at Hard man
Hall in honor of their guests. Recitations
and instrumental and vocal mnsio make up
the programme.
The delegates and members of Sorosis, to
the number of ISO, lunched to-night with
Mrs. William Todd Helmuth at her apart
ments in the Madrid, in Fifty-ninth street.
After the luncheon many of them visited
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and later
took a dpve in the park iu carriages pro
vided by Mrs. Anna Dormitzer.
Collision Between the Oklnhomn Boomers
and the Soldiers Firearms Flour
ished nnd Clubs and Stones
Freely Used.
Wichita, Kan., March 19. The Okla
homa boomers having fled to the woods
upon the appearance of Lieutenant Carson
and his soldiers, scouts were sent out to
hunt them down, but instructed not to re
sort to violence. In what is known as the
Crutchee country, northeast of Oklahoma sta
tion, quite a large number of boomers had
gathered around William Bock. Among
the number were his daughter, a relative,
Samuel Anderson, and an old man named
William Adams.
Their property had been destroyed in a
former raid, and they cherished bitter ani-'
mosity against the troops. Their hiding
place was discovered by an Indian scout
and reported to Lientenant Carson, -who
sent a detachment after them. As soon as
the boomers saw the troops coming they
made preparations to stand their ground
and protect themselves. When surrounded
and called upon to surrender they began
parleying and made threats, which exasper
ated the soldiers, who charged the party,
but seeing the boomer; were armed, and
having orders to avoid a conflict, they dis
mounted and, by an adroit movement, part
of the boomers were relieved of their arms.
Anderson and Adams, however, h61d out,
and made a desperate resistance with their
guns. The former received a terrible blow
from the butt of a revolver, and the latter
was struck in the mouth. After being dis
armed the boomers fought with clubs and
stones, but were soon compelled to sur--render.
Several soldiers received slight
wounds, but none -serious. There has been
great excitement among the boomers since
the conflict, and while all express a deter
mination to make similar resistance they
are seeking safer hiding places.
The Mother of theApplIcant too 111 toAppenr
Before the Board.
Habeisbubo, March 19. The Board of
Pardons was engaged nearly all day in
hearing arguments in the case of Samuel
Johnson, ot Delaware county, the murderer
ot John Sbarpless. Johnson wants his
death sentence commuted to imprisonment
for life. Among those who spoke for execu
tive clemency was Senator Cooper.
The case of Edward Slattery, convicted of
murder iu the second degree, Allegheny,
was not heard, Mrs. Slattery wrote a letter
to the board, in which she said she was pre
vented from being at the meeting by illness
in her family, and that she expected to have
the evidence to show her son's innocence
ready for submission to the board at the
April meeting.
The Governor to-day respited Peter Baron
oski, of Schuylkill county, who was to be
hanged next Tuesday, until May 1 next
But He Will Endeavor to Find Time to Go
to Paris.
New York, March 19. A reporter this
evening succeeded in getting a brief inter
view with Mr. Reid on the subject of his
nomination as Minister to France. The
following is the substance of the informa
tion elicited:
"I first learned of the nomination on return
ing to town this evening from Ophir farm. The
nomination came without any solicitation or
effort on my part I had not been a candidate
for this or any office and had made no effort for
any. I am greatly honored by tb e distinction, and
hope also it may be thought a compliment to
.the profession, whose good opinion and honor
I value more than any office. The natural pre
sumption is that in case of confirmation by the
Senate a nominee for such an office
will accept. I shall certainly try to arrange my
business so as to do so. If I conld not it would
certainly be discourteous in me tp announce
this to anybody "else before I said it to the
President, who did me the honor to make the
A Poor Relation, After Wandering 30
Years, Brings Back a Fortune.
Easton, March 19. Daniel Murray, a
brother-in-law of John W. Sayres, the
school-slate manufacturer at Bangor, put in
an appearance to-day, after an absence of 30
years, in the garb of a tramp. He intro
duced himself to Mr. Sayres, stated that he
was without a dollar, and supposed he
would have to go to the poorhouee.
Mr. Sayers told him he could remain
with them, when Murray stated that he had
money, and to Mr. Sayres' astonishment
produced a wallet containing $10,500.
Denying That the South Ever Contemplated
a Church Establishment.
Atlanta, March 19 Did the Southern
Confederacy ever contemplate, or was there
any danger of a church establishment, if
the Confederacy had succeeded?. The Phil
adelphia Prefbyteriana few weeks ago,
published an article claiming that it did.
At the request 61 a Southern clergyman,
Jeff Davis is just out in a letter denying
thestory as untrue and absurd.
Eugene Schuyler's Appointment
Withdrawn Before 'Twas Rejected.
His Attack on E. 6. Washburne Hone Being
Enough to Prevent That.
His Way of Saying- Jest What Ho Thought Hade Him
Tery Many Enemies.
Mr. Eugene Schuyler's name was yester
day withdrawn from the consideration of
the Senate for First Assistant Secretary of
State. The excuse was given that Mr.
Schuyler didn't want the place. Mr.
Schuyler couldn't get it The Senate
wouldn't confirm him, and Mr. Blaine was
so informed. Mr. Schuyler's faculty for
making enemies by being too outspoken on
various occasions killed his chances of as
sisting Mr. Blaine in the duties of his office.
Washington, March 19. The with
drawal, of the name of Mr. Eugene Schuyler,
with the explanation that he had declined
to be First Assistant Secretary of State,
means simply that Mr. Blaine has been in
formed that his friend could not be con
firmed, and he has in this way been saved
the mortification of rejection. Mr. Wash
burne, of Minnesota, was, t naturally
enough, determined to revenge an offensive
remark Mr. Schuyler made about Mr. E.
B. Washburne, and the two Senators from
Illinois, Mr. E. B. Washburne's State,
could not refuse to oppose Schuyler under
the circumstances, even if nnder some other
circumstances they would have been quite
ready to confirm him.
The late E. B. Washburne was so in
censed at the offensive paragraph in
"American Diplomacy" that he made at
the time some very vicious attacks upon
Schuyler's character, but as the latter does
not play cards, some of these charges were
unfounded and probably none had much
foundation. E. B. Washburne was at times
vindictive. (
Mr. Schuyler had other enemies to con
tend against. Mr. Evarts is not friendlv to
him. During the period Of the Turkish
atrocities in Bulgaria, Mr. Schuyler was
Consul General at Constantinople, and
made a trip through Bulgaria to see what
the Turks were doing. Some letters from
him giving the awfnl details of what he
saw were published in the London Tele
graph. His friends say that he wrote his
observations in confidence, to Mr. Glad
stone, and the latter being engaged in a
political quarrel with the Tories, on the
Turkish question, seized the opportunity to
fortify himself by publishing the confirma
tory letters from the American Consul Gen
eral, but others say that Mr. Schuyler sent
a series of letters to the Telegraph.
In view of Mr. Schuyler's official rela
tioris with the Turkish Government this was
not discreet. The State Department there
upon punished Mr. Schuyler by publishing
his confidential dispatches to his own
Government regarding Bulgarian 'affairs,
in which he handled the Turks more frankly
than he did inJ bis "London letters. The
Turkish Government was, of course, very
angry, but not a word was said at the time.
After awhile Mr. Schnylercame to the
United States on a visit, and then the
Turkish Government refused to allow his
Earlier than this he had had some strained
relations with the Russian Government.
When he'was Secretary of Legation at St
Petersburg he was a young fellow and very
chummy with the Grand Duke Constantino,
the imperial scapegrace. When the Grand
Duke stole his mother's, diamonds and the
police were after him Mr. Schuvler gave
him shelter. Later than this, in his book
entitled "Turkestan,'' he discussed the
operations of the Russian officers about as
frankly as he afterward discussed the Turk
ish barbarities in Bulgaria and the Rus
sian Government did not fancy it
Four y ears ago Mr. Schuyler hoped on
the strength o'f bis special knowledge of the
foreign service to be appointed First As
sistant Secretary of State or Minister to
Italy, and.it was while he was in Washing
ton on that errand that he and Walker
Blaine became fastfriends, and this had a
very direct connection with his selection as
First Assistant Secretary of State.
That Mr. Schuyler suffered somewhat
from the unfriendly attitude of Republican
members of the Foreign Affairs Committee
toward Mr. Blaine is more than a proba
bility. Mr. Schuyler and M. Waddington,
French Minister to England, married sis
ters, daughters of the late Charles Kingwof
New York.
Mr. Schuyler has suffered from the hos
tility of certain naval officers unjustly.
While he was at Constantinople the Turk
ish Government refused a permit to the
Trenton to pass through the Dardanelles,
and the disappointed officers always held
the Consul General and Secretary of Lega
tion responsible for this, though he had
nothing in the world to do with it, and some
naval officers on a dispatch boat attached
for a time to the American Legation in
Constantinople were offended because he got
them ordered down the Sea of Marmora one
time, when they preferred to stay at Con
stautinonle, and wherever these disgruntled
naval officers have gone they have circulated
stories to Schuyler's discredit Naval
officers are numerous in Washington.
He Isn't Malting Any Recommendations to
the President Just Now.
Washington, March 19. John Sher
man is not a frequent visitor at the White
House just now, and he talks as if he had
good reasons for staying away. -JJurmg his
service in the Senate General Harrison and
Mr. Sherman were the warmest of friends,
and their former Intimacy, as well as Mr.
Sherman's prominence as a leader of the
party, justified the expectation after the
election that he would be called to the Cab
inet; but he was not, and he was not in
vited to Indianapolis, and he has not been
called into consultation by the President at
any time. Mr. Sherman paid his.respects to
General Harrison immediately after the lat
ter's arrival at the Arlington Hotel, aud the
first day he was in the White House he
went up with other members of the Ohio
delegation to make'a formal call. Mr. Alli
son comes and goes at will, Is admitted be
hind the closed doors that divide the public
from the private portion of the White
House at any time, and Mr. Butterworth and
others come and go as they like; but Mr.
Sherman will not go again till he is invited.
When Mr. Sherman was asked the other
day to sign a letter recommending a friend
to office he said: "I am not making any
recommendations to office just .now. If the
the President should honor me with his confi
dence, I would very gladly give him my ad
vice, but I shall not volunteer it"
Mr. Sherman earnestly urged the appoint
ment of General J. .8. -Robinson, Secretary
of State of Ohio, for Assistant Postmaster
General, but he was set aside and Mr.
Whitfield, of the same State, who was
recommended by Mr. Rutterwortb, got the
Another Batch of Appointments Made Ed
itor Whitelaw Reid Gets the French
Mission, the Most Important
Vacancy Filled.
Washington, March 19. The follow
ing appointments were sent to the Senate
to-day by the President:
"Whitelaw Reid, of Now York, to baMinlster
to France.
Julius Goldschmidt, of Wisconsin, Consul
General at Vienna,
Andrew C. Bradley, of the District of Colum
bia,tobe Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia.
John R, McFie, of ftew Mexico, to be As
sociate Justice of the Supreme Court of the
Territiry of New Mexico.
Frank R. Aikens, of Dakota, to bo Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court ot the Territory
of Dakota.
'Postmasters: Massachusetts C. L. Mer
rlam, at Shelburne Falls; W. F. Fitcb, Win
Chester; G. A. Draper, Hopedale; E. E. Fuller,
Taunton. Rhode Island J. E. Bowen, Central
Falls. Connecticut J. W. Hague, Torring
ton. New York-J. "W. Corning. Palmyra: J.
M. Field, Rye; J. Bnckley, Cape Vincent New
Jersey O. Van.Wyckle, Matawan. Ohio J. S.
Bralley, Wauzon; C. S. McCoy, Cadiz: H. R.
Snyder. lillnois-J. A. Fellows, Pontiac
Iowa Sirs. Lncy Bowers, Tipton; C. H. Ever
itt, Atlantic; W. F. Carpenter. Manning; Mrs.
Sarah H. Earthman, Gnswold; F, T. Piper,
Sheldon. Michigan B. O. Shaw, Newaygo.
Wisconsin E. McGlachin. Stephens . Point
Colorado W. E. Culver, Las Animas. Da
kotaA. M. Andrews, Plankinton.
The nomination of Eugene Schuyler, of New
York, to be Assistant Secretary of State, is
withdrawn, ho having declined ihe appoint
ment. Mr. J. Lowrle Bell, who was yesterday ap
pointed General Superintendent of the Rail
way Mail Service, is 60 years of age, and was
born in Reading, Pa., where he received his
education. In his 23th year be entered the
service of the Philadelphia and Reading Rail
road Company, as a clerk in the Irelght de
partment. A few years later he was promoted
to be assistant general freight agent at Phila
delphia. After several years of efficient
service he was again advanced to the
position of General Freicht Agent He
served In that capacity until 1880, when he was
made the General Traffic Manager of the Phil
adelphia and Reading system, and served until
March 1, 1S88, when, at the expiration of the
Receivership of the road, he withdrew from its
service and has since been engaged in looking
after the railroad and coal interests of other
parties. He has always been a staunch Re
publican in politics, and enters the Postal Serv
ice at the urgent personal solicitation of Post
master General Wanamaker,, who has known
him for many years, and who admired him for
his high personal character and ability. He
took the oath late this afternoon, and will enter
upon his new duties to-morrow.
Julius Goldschmidt. Consul General at Vi
enna, is a resident of Milwaukee,about 40 years
of age, and married. He Is a gentleman of
wealth, culture and pleasing address, one
whose nomination, in the language of a Wis
consin Senator, is eminently fit to be made. He
succeeds Edmund Jussen. brother-in-law of
fCarl Schurz.
William Wallace, whose nomination to be
Postmaster at IndIanapolls,and who was to-day
confirmed, is a brother ot General Lew Wal
lace, and was at one time associated in busi
ness with General Harrison. With the excep
tion of his present appointment he has held
bnt one public office, that of clerk of Marion
county, Indiana, from 1861 to 1865.
An Intimation That District of Colombia
Men Will Have District Offices.
Washington, March 19. District of
Columbia citizens are overjoyed, especially
1 the office-seeking portion of them, at the
nomination of Mr. Andrew O. Bradley, a
prominent member of the District Bar. to
'bean Associate Justice of tie Supreme
Court of the District, to succeed the late
Judge Merrick. They rejoice because this
is a peculiar recognition of the principle of
home rule, for the reason that Mr. Bradley
is District born and bred. His grandfather
came to this city when the seat of Govern
ment was removed from Philadelphia and
was Assistant Postmaster General under
President Washington.
Since this appointment was anpounced
to-day, the strife for District offices to be
filled by Presidental aopointment has he
come tremendous, especially for the office of
Recorder of Deeds, now held by the colored
man, Trotter. The only prominent Dis
trict colored man seeking this office is Mr.
Perry Carson, the most noted local, boss
among the colored men, who keeps a hotel
on the avenne, but would not object to the
$12,000 or $15,000 annual fees of the Record
ership. It is assumed now that District men
will fill all the District offices.
Political Activity Not a Crlmo In the Eye
of the Cabinet.
Washington, March 19. One of the
matters considered at thd Cabinet meeting
to-day was the case of an Illinois post
master whose removal was asked by one of
the Illinois Congressmen on account of the
postmaster's political activity. It was ad
mitted by the Congressman that the office
was well managed, and the matter was
called to the attention of the Cabinet for the
reason that action taken in the case might
constitute a precedent hereafter.
Postmaster General Wanamaker said to
night that he did not feel at liberty to talk
about what took place at the Cabinet meet
ing. .There is reason to believe, however,
that the result of this meeting was adverse
to the wishes of the Illinois Congressman,
but it is not known whether or not any fixed
line of action in cases of this kind was de
termined upon.
He Hasn't Been Asked to Resign In Order to
Go to England.
Washington, March 19. The atten
tion of Senator Evarts was drawn this' af
ternoon to published reports from Albany,
N. Y., that he was considering the question
of resigning his seat in the Senate, and that
he had been offered the mission to England,
but had declined it. The Senator said:
"Nothing hat; been said by me respecting
a retirement from the position I now hold.
As to the English mission, a man cannot
well refuse what his not been offered him.
There is no authority from me for the publi
cation of any of these stories."
Five Solid Gold Bndges Made and Given to
Honored Guests.
Washington, March 19. Five solid
gold badges of a design identical with that
adopted by the Inaugural Committee have
been made as souvenirs of the event. The
badges have been presented to President
Harrison, Vice President Morton, Mr. A.
T. Britton, Chairman of the Inaugural
Committee; Mr. Simon Wolf, Chairman of
the Badge Committee, and Congressman
Dudley Coleman, of Louisiana.
By a Collision on a Canadian Railway No
Passengers Injured.
Riviebe du Loup, Quebec, March 19.
The Halifax express, on the Intercolonial
Railway, came into a collision to-day with
a special freight train near Rimouski sta
tion. Whitney, driver of the express, and
Foley, his fireman; Michaud, conductor of
the special, and Foley, fireman of the spe
cial, were killed.
Two other train hands were injured, but
not fatally. Both ot the engines, the bag
gage car and two freight cars were wrecked.
None of the passengers were injured.
The Residents of a. Select Section of
Brooklyn Much Mystified.
In a Large House Leased to the Alleged
Widow of Admiral Pitcher.
Bends the Air With Screams and Touching Appeals
for Liberty.
Brooklyn has a haunted house. The
screams of a tall, slim, beautiful woman,
begging for mercy and liberty, have fright
ened the residents of a select district of
the city. One rumored cause of the
noises is that a fair bride is imprisoned in
the house. Another is that the captive is a
victim of the morphine habit who is under
going a cure. The mystery is to be fathomed
by the police, if possible.
Beooklyn, N. T., March 19. The fine
three-story-and-basement brown-stone house
at 158JBerkley Place, in the center of one of
the most select districts on Prospect Heights,
Was a special object of .interest to a good
many people to-night According to the
story told, the house possesses a mystery
which neighbors and detectives have been
nnable to solve.
' Since June, 1888, Mrs, Pitcher, who, it is
said, represented herself as the widow of the
late Admiral Pitcher, has been the respon
sible occupant of the house. She leased
the house for two years from the
owner, Henry L. Fessler, an im
porter, who lives at 135 Berkley
Place, but who is at present in Europe. The
only other occupants of the house, in addi
tion to Mrs. Pitcher, are a man, supposed
to be her brother, and a young woman, de
scribed as tall, slim and beautiful. It is
around the latter that all the alleged
mystery is concentrated.
One of the rumors circulating in the
neighborhood represents her as a married
woman who was forcibly separated from her
husband, and who has been virtually kept a
close prisoner in the house. The frantic
screams of the fair prisoner are said to
have been heard at all hours of the
day and night by Mrs. McLaughlin, the
wife of Jockey McLaughlin, and the other
occupants of 156, the house adjoining, and
to have reached the ears of people living
even at 164. Such moaning complaints as
these are also reported to have heen over
heard: "Oh, my God, let me out of this placel"
"Let me go in peacel" "You're no mother
of mine!" "You're a fiendl" "Oh, why
do you do this?" "Let me got" and in an
other, voice: "I'll fix youl" "I'll cut your
heart out!"
A butcher boy is represented to have been
so startled once by what he heard after de
livering some meat in the basement hallway
that he believed there were ghosts in the
house. A man who carried wood Into the
cellar also said that he heard loud moans
and groans as he was going down the cellar
As far back as'December the gossip of the
mystified neighbors became orystalized into a
complaint against the house, which was for
warded to police headquarters and referred
to Police Captain Kenny, of the Bergen
street station, for investigation. Captain
Kenny sent a detective to the
house to make inquiries, and en
trance was obtained on his represen
tation that he was anxious to purchase the
house. Mrs.. Pitcher, it is said, showed
him and his companion through the house
with the exception of the rooms on the sec
ond floor, wbich-she refused to exhibit, her
objection being that her brother was lying
sice in one of the rooms, in no condition to
be disturbed.
From time to time since December other
complaints have been made about the house
to Captain Kenny, but they wen so
indefinite that he did not act on them. Al
though Mr. Pitcher's lease does not termi
nate until June next, the house has been
sold within a few weeks.
A reporter of The Dispatch called at
the house last night, after making his way to
the stoop through a crowd ot people who
had read the story in an evening paper, and
were gazing at the house, apparently in ex
pectation that the tall, slim, and
beautiful captive bbxde
might possibly make her appearance at one
of the windows, all the blinds of which
were drawn down. The basement, hall and
top floor were lighted. Mrs. Pitcher her
self answered the bell and admitted the re
porter. She is a middle-aged woman with
flaxen hair and a firm but rather pleasant
face. When the reporter explained the ob
ject of his visit she said:
"I have seen the awful story published
about this house and its occupants. It is
false. There is no person, man or woman,
here deprived of his or her liberty. All I
wish to .say at present is that this is an at
tempt at blackmail."
On leaving the house the reporter found
Detective Reynolds, of the Bergen street
station, mingling with the curious crowd on
the sidewalk. Detective Reynolds said:
"I think there is certainly some mystery
about this house and its occupants. From
various sources I have learned that there
have been some strange transactions going
on in the house.
have been heard by at least a score of peo
ple. Once or twice a week an old-fashioned
coach has been driven to the house, con
taining a man and a woman. The former
would remain in the coach while the woman
went into the house. One day, while the
coach stood in front of the house, a man
passing heard a woman scream and
cry out: -'No, no; I won't sign
it. The explanation given to me was
to the effect that the captive woman was
a victim of the morphine habit, and that
Mrs. Pitcher and her male companion were
trying to cure her of it I am not satisfied,
however, that this is the true explanation of
the story, and I will not rest until I get to
the bottom of the mystery."
Inspector Reilly said last night that the
matter would be thoroughly sifted.
A Couplo of Elderly Conples Joined for the
Rest of Their Lives.
Ansonia, Conn., March 19. Last week,
in Waterbury, the Rev. Dr. Davenport's
study was invaded by a happy-looking cou
ple, and in a- few minutes Mrs. Harriet B.'
Hills, aged 73, had become Mrs. Jeremiah
Johnson, the groom being 76 years old.
Both bride and groom had been married
twice before.
In Bridgeport the. Rev: Joljn I. Lindsay
married Frederick M.Perry and Miss Mary
Kate Borrougles, after 30 years of courtship,
The groom had reached 58 and the bride 48.
When the two were young the bride's fath
er, then a prominent citizen and bank presi
dent, objected to the match and strove in
every way he could to break It off. When
he died other obstacles prevented their mar'
riage until now.
The Catholic Pilgrims Warmly' Welcomed
at Rome The Pope's- Sympathy WHh
Our Institutions a Feast
v of Reason.
Rome, March 19. The American College
gave a grand dinner this evening In -honor
of the leaders of the American Pilgrimi.
Many prelates were present Bishop Keane,
the President of the new Catholic university
at Washington, spoke in English, Latin
and Frencn. His remarks were much ap
plauded. The Pope's vicar. Cardinal Pa
rocchi, delivered a powerful Latin oration
on behalf of the Pope.
He expressed the Pope's admiration for
American institutions, and spoke of the
deep interest taken by His Holiness in tbe
birth 01 the Washington University, which
he regarded as one of the chief glories ot his
pontificate. Cardinal Schiaffino spoke in
Italian. He sketched the work of the Cath
olic Church in establishing universities in J
all ages and In all countries, and eulogized
the Washington TJuIversity as the crowning
work of Christian education a work that
was destined to display America to tbe
world as a living exemplification of perfect
accord between the highest learning and
science and the Catholic faith.
Mgr. Jacobin! traced America's wonder
ful progress, and paid a tribute to the
priests who planted the seeds of the Catholic
religion there and fostered its advancement
He referred to the treasures of faith poured
forth by Catholic Ireland, and contrasted
the strong and vigorous life of America's
institutions and people and of the Catholic
Church in America with the sadly painful
situation of the people and church iu ihe
Another Warm Debate In the Canadian
Parliament A Government Member
Strongly Attncks tho Policy
of the United States.
Ottawa, Ont., March 19. It is thought
Sir Richard Cartwright's resolution in favor
of closer trade relations with the United
States will undoubtedly be voted down by
the Government supporters, but such action
will hardly indicate the feeling of the peo
ple. The Government side has the best
speakers, but the opposition' corrflnd that if
they do not possess the same eloquence they
have submitted better logic.
' The debate was resumed this afternoon by
Mr. Cockburn, of Toronto, who delivered an
ultra-loyal speech, which rnet with applause
from the Government benches, but was
greeted with derisive cheers from the other
side of the House. Mr. Cockburn is a firm
believer in a national policy "of protection
and is opposed to schemes for unrestricted
reciprocity or commercial union. He insti
tuted comparisons to show that the various
provinces of Canada are enjoying greater
prosperity than the various States of the
He said the decline in land values in New
York State from 1870 to 1880 was $270,000,
000, while Ontario, in the same period, ex
perienced an increase of $66,250,000. He
asserted that threerauarters of the number
'of farms in New York State were mort
gaged. America's alleged aristocracy, he
said, lived only for boodle, and he had noth
ing kind to say about the plutocracy. All the
Americans wanted was to get the trade of
Canada and to give nothing in return.
A Bolt Agnlnst the Regular Republican
, Municipal Ticket.
Cincinnati, March 19. The Repub
lican city convention met to-day, with
Smith A. Whitfield recently appointed
Second Postmaster General, as chairman.
Much interest was felt in its work, owing
to a recent exposure in the newspapers of a
secret organization which, it is charged,
undertook to control, all nominations. The
testwasonthe nomination for Controller.
The members of this organization- were op
posed to the renomination of Eshelby, the
present incumbent John B. Mosby was
nominated for mayor; General E. F. Noves,
Judge Superior Court; Henry Ziegler, City
Treasurer; Daniel Brown, Controller, and
Amos Dye, Jndge Police Court
The Times-Star, Republican, announces
.that it will not support the ticket nominated
by the convention to-day, and calls for a
mass convention of Republicans to nomi
nate a ticket. It says the men who have
sought to rule the Republican party by
means of an oath-bound organization con
trolled this 'convention and nominated the
ticket It says the honest, self-respecting
Republicans have rights, and that it is time
they asserted their independence of gutter
politicians within the party.
The Legislature Repeals tbe Present Local
Optlbn Law.
Tbenton, N. J., March 19. The Wertz
bill passed the House to-day, and it is as
good as a law of the State as Governor
Green will sign it at once. The bill ren
ders null the local option election ordered
to be held in the - near future. Be
side repealing the local option law,
it takes from the Republican
measure of last year some of the
arbitrariness of the legal processes for pun
ishing illegal liquor selling. It in effect
does not so much do away with local option
as transfer it from the county to the township-,
since 'it gives the residents of each
township power to fix by vote in a town
election the amount of the license fee, and
temperance townships may vote a practi
cally prohibitory fee.
It is said, however, that township rivalries
will operate to keep licenses down. Voters
may say to themselves that if a neighboring
township is going to have hotels with bars,
they may as well have them also, since
undoubtedly such hotels tend to draw trade
and various sorts of patronage to places
where they exist
The Price to be Mnlntaloed as Par
Agreement Signed March IS.
New Yobk, March 19. Nearly all Of
the copper companies received to-day in
quiries by mail and telegraph from brass
goods manufacturers about the price of
copper. There was, apparently, a prevail
ing opinion that the troubles of the syndi
cate incident to the entanglements of the
Comptoir d'Escompte would tnmble a good
deal of copper on the market at lower prices.
The companies replied that the price was
16centsa pound, and would remain at
that price certainly until May 15, when the
two months' curtailment of production, ac
cording to agreement between the syndicate
and the companies, would be at an "end.
A representative of one of thebiggest cop
per companies in the country, and one hav
ing close relations with the syndicate, said
that the companies having contracts with
the syndicate felt in honor bound to main
tain the price at the figures current before
the agreement to shutdown for two months,
signed March 15.
England In Trouble Again.
London, March 19. In the House jf
Commons to-day the Right Hon. Sir Jam Js
Ferguson, Parliamentary Secretary for tMe
VForeign Office, announced that certain se
Vious questions between England and the
Sultan of Morocco had not been settled, and
, that a portion of the British Channel squad
son had consequently gone to Tangier.
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V- tO-
Gomes DoTi 'Jn a Crash Upon
All Safoons in the Owl
Gang's District.
Meets with Approval and Opposition
in. the License Court.
Jndge White Intimates by a Threat that Bbj
Sewickley Home la Not Opes to License
Applicants as Visitors Tho Coart Sur
prised at the Big Receipts of Some of
the Downtown Saloons Bigger Crowds
at the Hearings Yesterday Rapid
Progress Will Bring Dp the Twelfth
Ward To-Day.
In the License Court yesterday a major
ity of the applicants were from the business
part of the city, and .included the propri
etors of some of the best known saloons in
the city. The hotel proprietors applied,
and with one or two exceptions fared easily.
The sensation of the day was the remon
strances presented by the Department of
Public Safety. In one of these Chief Browa .
lays ont a prohibitory district which the
Judges seem inclined to observe, although
an attorney threatens to contest the legality
of such an idea. The object of the police
authorities evidently is to thoroughly break
up tho "Owl Gang" by removing all their
roosts. The Twelfth ward will probably be,
reached to-day.
The second day's session of the License
Court was a repetition of the first The ex.
amination of applicants was, however, more
searching than on Monday. The. crowds in
the lobby and in the Court House corridors
were larger, and the interest in the proceed
ings seems to be deepening. When the
hotel proprietors all put in their applica
tions, the Albemarle and the Hamilton had
a hard time of it, from the evidence and re
marks appended, and their cases will in all
probability prove hopeless.
Captain Wishart, Hon. B. C. Christy and
the ladies of the W. C.'T. TJ., were in at
tendance to look after their intrenchments
in the battle.
The cases heard during the day were:
Third ward Mrs. Margaretta Becker, 27 and
29 Diamond street; Joseph Carrand George
Carr, 814 and 81S Liberty street; Charles Cap
pell. 142 Fifth avenue; George Dlmling, 17 Dia
mond sqnare;Harry Davis, S3 Diamond street;
John Kichley, 2 Masters alley; Charles Frie
bertthanser.Mfl Smithfleldstreet; J. C. GIW-,
nan, 972 liberty street; Charles F. HDper. 513
Smithfleldstreet; John Hohmann, 638 Bmith
fleld street; John Hermann, 617 Smithfield
street: Henry Herzberger. 971 Liberty ave
nue; Joseph A. Hoeveler,4 Sixth street; Plnsp.
Keller.Si Fifth avenue;Cbarles Klttner.608 Lib
erty avenue; John Kessler,6378mifhneld street;
Jacob Keller, 612 Smlthfleld street; William
Lenz and M. Kleinschmldt, &i$ Wood street;
David Lanber, 101 Fifth avenue; G. N. Mashey,
82 and 83 Fifth avenne; Gustar B. Mlhm, 641
Smlthfleld street; Oscar Mihm, 645 Smlthfleld
street; Jacob Nolte, Jr., 610 Liberty avenue;
James W. Piatt 428 Smlthfleld street; Eckard
Reineman, 505 Wood street; Jacob Schumacher,
964 Liberty street; C. M. Spencer, 50 and 52J
Fifth avenue; William Sprlesterbach, Jr., 6
Sixth avenue; Henry Schmidt 32 and 31 Sev
enth avenue; Alex. 8. Schrlbner, 1002, 1004
1006 Liberty avenue: Peter Schuman,
corner Seventh avenue and Grant street;
Christ Sauereisen, 603 Grant street: The Hotel
Duquesne Co., 520 to tm Smlthfleld street;
Pauline Vowinkie (Tr.), 634 Smlthfleld
street; Mathias 'Weiss, 432 Smlthfleld street;
W.J. Wright, 2 and 4 Masters alley; Frank
Woog, 1012 Liberty avenue; James P. Withe
row, William Witherow and Thomas Deegan.
620, 622 and 524 Smlthfleld street: Barker C.
Wilson, corner Seventh avenue and Liberty
Fourth Ward Charles Brosky, 12 Sixth
street; J. B. Boyer. corner Dnquesne way and
Seventh street; John Bosh, 17 Sixth street;
Samuel Blng, 32 Sixth street; Fabian Boehm,
823 Perm avenue; Thomas Brown and
Frank Taylor. 625 Penn avenue;
Henry McKinnie and Edward L. Bean, corner
Sixth and Penn avenue; George McCandless,
7 Ninth street; Owen McCarthy, 15 Sixth street;
William Rueckeisen, 34 Sixth street; Edward
Redenbach, 14 Seventh street; R.A. Scott,
corner Penn avenue and Sixth street: George
Tann, 61 Tenth street; Stephen Thompson and
Charles E. Booth, 7 Sixth street.
Fifth ward P. C. Duffy. 510 Grant street;
Patrick Fallon, 606 Grant street; Cornelius
Horgan, 17WyIIe avenue, Michael J. Hlnes,
121 Wylle avenue; Peter Lohnes, 245 Fifth
avenue: Henry Levenson, 43 Webster avenue;
Joshua H. Mast; 30 Wylle avenue; Frank Mc
Langhlln, corner Wylie avenue and Tunnel
street; Peter McGee, corner Washington street
and Webster avenue, Dennis McGlinchey, cor
ner Bedford and Washington street; Daniel C.
Neary, 5 Wylie avenue; John O'Nefl, 600 Grant
street; James Powers, 35 Sixth avenue; George
C. Pitfleld, 69 Wylis avenne; John Russell. 7
Wylie avenue; Jacob Rinn, 109 Seventh ave
nue;M orris Rosanthal, 33 Wylie avenue; James
' Stafford, 42 Webster avenue; Tobia Stof enella.
3 Wylie avenue; Philip Tress, 608 Grant street.
Court was opened at 9 o'clock. The case
of Richard R. Bennett was continued. He
said his receipts last year were $83,067. Oi
this amount $25,384 was from bottles and
$37,719 from the bar. The Court expressed
surprise at the amount received from- sales
over the bar, and said it was the strongest
argument against a license he had yet heard.
The law did not contemplate a men drink
ing place.
David Lauber, of No. 101 Fifth avenne.
(Tony Newell' j old place) was put through
a severe course. He said that John Newell
had nothing to do with the saloon or
restaurant His receipts were $320 a day,
$110 of which were from the bar.
Owen MeGarvey was called and his ap
plication was withdrawn. This is tbe first
withdrawal. '
Christ Sauereisen; 603 Grant street, said
he was in the commission business, and sold
butter and eggs.
"Porter and ale2" said the Court
This caused a general laugh.
William Witherow, of the Hotel Du
quesne, was the first applicant at the after
noon session. He had bnt little trouble, al
though Judge White expressed as his opin
ion that a hotel should have a charter.
N. S. Snyder, of the Second ward, was re
called. Mrs. Mitchell said he had fur
nished drinks to her son. who was only 30
years, when she had told him not to do so. Mr.
Snyder admitted to her thaWio had furnished-
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