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TOBIES ON THE EOT. bismabok explains. BOYS AND WILDCATS. pamo at a hue. ALL HIS TRIALS OYER.
rafeAttnrnor' finnor-il WfihSLftr ir- Y "n lo Declare Either War or A
L Attacked in the House.
fcHE ACKNOWLEDGES IMPRUDENCE,
3Bn.t"Attempts an Elaborate Defense of His
Coarse of Action.
PARNELL CRUSHES HIS PITIFUL PLEA
The Ins. Leader Delia Any Member to Impeach His
The House of Commons was the scene of
another warm debate on the Irish question
yesterday. The Liberal members made a
fierce attack on the Government in general
and the Attorney General in particular.
"Webster replied, acknowledging impru
dence, bnt denying the connection of the
Government with the Timet' case, Parnell
rose, and in a few brief sentences effectually
silenced all opposition.
London, March 22. In the House of
Commons to-day Sir Wm. Vernon Har
conrt, resuming the discussion regarding
theParnell Commission, declared that Attor-ney-GeneralWebster's
identification with tbe
Commission, had destroyed the impression
that the Government would be impar
tial and had added weight to the Timet'
charges. If the Attorney-General had not
advised the Government, Parliament should
not vote a salary for services he had not
performed. He condemned the Attorney
General's apology for the Pigott's forgeries
as mean, contemptible and disgraceful, and
expressed the hope that he would make a
Attorney General Websterrepliedthat but
for the duty he owed those who trusted him
he would not have noticed the charges made
by Sir "William Vernon Harcourt. If he
were capable of the conduct imputed to him
he would be a disgrace to the English bar.
He was private counsel for the Times. It
was immaterial whether he had been right
or wrong in assuming that position, al
though it was doubtful whether he had
. febtinent queby.
Sir "William Vernon Harcourt wanted to
know whether the Attorney-General had
the letter in which Pigott admitted his in
ability to stand cross examination. If Sir.
Soames had that letter and keot it from the
knowledge of the Attorney General he (Har
court) had no hesitation in sayine that the
name of Mr. Soames had ought to be struck
off the rolls. The Attorney General would
now doubtless tell the House when he first
learned of Pigott's character, and whether he
was informed when Houston burned Pig
In the course of the Attorney General's
reply the Chairman called upon Xavier
O'Brien to retire for interrupting. Mr.
O'Brien denied that he had opened his
mouth. The Chairman repeating the order
to retire, Mr. Pinkerton corroborated Mr.
O'Brien, declaring that he had been silent
T. P. O'Connor thereupon protested against
the Chairman's putting the lie to an honor
able member without an inquiry!
The Chairman accepted the disclaimer,
adding that Mr. O'Brien could not deny
having repeatedly interrupted loudly, and
warning him not' to repeat such conduct.
The Attoruev General continuing de
clined absolutely to say whether he had
advised the Government on any point.
None knew better than Sir "William Vernon
Harcourt that he could not answer such a
question. But he had never vouched to the
Government for the authenticity of the let-
d. TT L t-i. A- T -
lers. Lruuurb uuguh mi uuw ai u
counsel vouched for the truth of what he
proposed to prove by evidence. Harcourt's
argument that counsel ought to satisfy him
self of the accuracy of the statements wit
ness would make was preposterous.
He accused Harcourt of asking questions
in this manner because he knew that a
certain section of the -press was only too
ready to turn snggestions into accusations.
For instance, there was his question as to
whether the Attorney General suggested
that Pigott should see Daly. He never
heard of the visit till two nights ago.
Regarding Pigott, the Attorney General
argued that he had no right to ktep him
from the witness box because he said he
could not stand cross-examination. He
had informed the commission and had put
Pigott's letter in Sir Charles Russell
hands five days before Pigott went into the
box. Loud Ministerial cheers.
AN ELABORATE DEFENSE.
"Would the Commission believe that Sir
Charles. Russell had asked that the letter
should not be read till Pigott went into the
box? Laughter. He protested strongly
against Sir "William's reference to Mr.
Soames, who who was not there to answer
the charge. In regard to Sir "William's
statement that the Times' apology could
only have been written by a pettifogging,
cozening knave, that knave stood before
them at the present moment. Conservative
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opposite that all the charges made against
him had failed to give him the slightest
anxiety or a single sleepless night. If the
further charges promised against him were
no worse than those brought to-night, he
was bound to confess that in his own opinion
the part he had played in the last few
months would not be the least creditable
portion of his career.
Messrs. O'Connor and Labouchere having
spoken, Mr. Parnell said he should not have
intervened, but that in the language of
Attorney General "Webster and in the
shouts of hi supporters there had been
some faint echo of Lord Salisbury's equivo
cal langnage in respect to the forged letters.
If Lord Salisbury still chose to pin the relic
of his faith to the letters, the consequences
would he upon his own head.
In the witness box he (Parnell) had
testified under oath that he had neither
signed, written, authorized nor known of
any of the letters, and Attorney General
"Webster hadnot ventured to put to him a
single question. Was there any member
who would venture to express any doubt
now that the letters were forgeries?
Here" there were loud cries for Mr. Fowler,
who, Mr. O'Connor said, had expressed
doubts; but Mr. Fowler did not respond,
whereupon Mr. O'Connorexclaimed: "He's
a coward." But he subsequently withdrew
this expression at the request ot the Chair.
Mr. James folIdwed, expressing satislaction
at the manner in which Attorney General
"Webster" had answered these charges.
Mr. Morley asserted that Sir Charles
Russell had authorized him (Conservative
cries of "Where is he?") to state that he
was entirely in accord with the opposition
in the action that they were taking. He
maintained that Attorney General "Webster
had failed to answer the charges. Mr.
Gladstone, Sir Charles Russell and Messrs.
Lockwood and Asquith were absent.
Messrs. Soames and Walter were in the
gallery during the debate.
Hanging of a Murderer Who Killed a Mao
at a Picnic
Louisville, March .22. At Scottsville
to-day was hanged Monroe Wilkinson for
the murder of Berry Manien, both colored.
Wilkinson, in Sentomtivr west to a col.
viored Snnday school picnic where Manien
disturbance. Manien started to call an
feacerandilkinson the. him m&
The German Coninl at Samoa Ilad No
Right to Declare Either War or
Martial T.n-- The Island
Will Not be Annexed.
Beblin, March 22. The Government
has issued a White Book on Samoan affairs.
It shows that on March 9 Prince Bismarcfc
wrote to Herr Steubel, the newly-appointed
Consul of Germany to Samoa, describing
the conduct of Dr. Knappe, his predecessor
in the office, as lacking in calmness and
coolness, and as contrary to the lines of Em
peror "William's policy, with which Dr.
Knappe had been well acquain'.ed. Dr.
Knappe, Prince Bismarck wrote, apparently
lost his head, owing to a letter from Berr
Branders, Tamaseses' Prime Minister, which
was published in the last White Book, and
the presence of three men-of-war at Samoa.
Referring to Dr. Knappe's subsequent
proposal to annex Somoa, Prince Bismarck
reiterates his view that to seek to effect a
change in the political situation in Samoa
without the consent of England and Amer
ica would not accord with the treaty ar
rangements. Knappe's action, reverting to the ques
tion of annexation," is incomprehensible,
because his experience and instruc
tions ought to nave shown him that
his desire to annoy Samoa was opposed to
the policy conducted hy the Chancellor in
conformity with the Emperor's intentions.
Knapoe justified the arrest of the English
man Callien on the ground that the latter
had recommended Mataafa to apply to Mr.
Grey, ex-Governor ot New Zealand, for
assistance. Investigation proved that
Gallien was not aware of the significance of
Prince Bismarck, in hi letter to Herr
Stonbel, further says that Dr. Knappe was
neither authorized to declare war nor
martial law, and, in any case, there could
be no question of enforcing the latter against
foreigners. His conduct, both toward the
agents of the other powers and the natives,
lacked the calmness and coolness indis
pensable for the correct treatment of inter
national questions. His repeated official
assumption that the German Government
had authorized such proceedings on his part
rests on a willful misconception or a mis
take, which it was difficult to explain.
STRANDED IN THE SURF.
Hard Work for .Ife-Savln Crews Daring a
ISrlCUX TELEGRAM TO TOT DISPATCH. 1
Point Pleasant, N. J., March 22.
The surf last night was the most damaging
to the beach that has been known this season
on the Jersey coast The life-saving crews
were obliged to take to the beach hills for
safety. A stranded vessel was discovered
and two life-saving crews hastened to the
wreck. At 10 o'clock the gun was aimed
and a line fired. The line parted. The
second shot carried a line across the main
mast rigging. The spar fell and the line
Three other shots were fired and the line
parted each time, because a very large
charge of powder was required to carry the
wet, heavy lines. The next shot fell across
the head of tbe standing spar. It was made
fast. The life-saving crew then sent off the
hawser, and the breeches buoy was sent out
when the tide receded. The landing of the
wrecked ciew went on until about 6 o'clock
this morning. The surf broke all over the
vessel, making a clean breach, and it
washed the spars to and tro. Then, as they
hung to the rigging, 26 persons, all on
board, were landed and taken to the station.
The vessel proved to be the German ship
J. W. Wendt, from Bremen, bound for
New York, with a cargo of petroleum bar
rels and iron. She is about 250 yards from
the beach, badly broken up. She will
probably be a total loss.
ANOTHER TREASURER SHORT.
The Resale of an Inrestlgatlon Into a Rail
Phtt.adkTiPhia, March 22. A shortage
in the accounts of Robert Craven, Secretary
and Treasurer of the Philadelphia, Wil
mington and Baltimore Railroad Company,
will amount to about 6,500.
On Tuesday an examination of the annual
accounts of the Philadelphia, Wilmington
and Baltimore was made according to cus
tom, and the auditors discovered, much to
their astonishment, that Mr. Craven was
short. The matter was laid before the
proper officials, and an investigation was
It was said to-day that Craven would
make an effort to raise the 6,500 to make
good the loss to the surety company, and
that if he could succeed he would escape
prosecution. Craven has been removed
from office. Robert W. Smith, the Treas
urer of the Pennsvlvania Railroad, has been
, made Treasurer of all the roads formerly in
a.. vtHiwis iua.;c
M ANTHRACITE SHUTDOWN.
Two Thousand Miners Idle by the Closing
of 15 Collerlcs.
Sceanton, March 22. The Pennsylva
nia Coal Company informed the miners as
they were leaving work to-night that a
"shutdown" had been decided upon, to
take place at once. This general suspension
affects nearly 2,000 men. The company has
been operating 15 large colleries. The
officers of the company at the mines say
that the "shutdown" is only temporary.
Old miners assert that in 11 years there has
not been so continued a period of dullness
as at the present time.
For the past six months the men have
been working quarter time. Their earnings
have not exceeded $15 a month, and have
frequently fallen as low as 56 a month.
The miners, as a rule, live in rented houses,
the monthly rent of which averages from $6
to $8. leaving not more than $9 at best with
which to support their families.
STARTING IN COLUMBUS.
A Pittsburg Tonne ImAj Goes Visiting With
Very Sad Results.
A special telegram came late last night
from Columbus, as follows:
The City Iimrmary Directors to-day sent a
young woman, giving the name Lilllo Steveson,
who has been stranded here several days, to
Pittsburgh which she claims as her home. The
young woman came here last week, and her in
tention was to visit friends, and she spent
several days, endeavoring to locate them. She
bad a small amount of money; bnt it was soon
expended. She tried to get employment, bnt
was unsuccessful, and her helpless situation
among strangers caused her to become almost
distracted so much so that on Thursday she
did not satisfy the cravings of hnnger.
Her appearance and actions indicated that
her story was true, and the infirmary directors
thought it best to send her to her friends.
AN OPIUM PALACE-&S833:
rots' Dispatch, describes the largest and
most magnificent opium den'in the world, gives
an account of it frequenters, shows that opium
it a factor in civilization.
Keystone Palace Horse Car Co.
Office in Hamilton Building, Fifth avenue.
Complete line of men's fine neckwear
for spring at James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100
Wash skirts for spring and summer. Pop
lins, seersuckers, alpaca and pongee. (Ail
our skirts made 1i and 2 yards wide.)
Boggs & Buhl.
The Keystone Palace Horse Car Com
pany, with offices in Chicago and St. Louis,
have just opened one in the Hamilton
Building, of this city.
Satubday evening free lectures under
direction of Mr. P. Barnes, Superintendent
of Jones &Xaghlins'( Lim., at Carry Uni
versity.' Subject to-night, "Steam Valves
ana jtgs,y by Mr,, Ai W. Gateau.'
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Quartet of the Former Tackle
Their Weight of the Litter, -
WITH A RATHER LIVELY RESULT,
The Pierce Battle FonghtIn a Crerlce In
OATS ARE KILLED, BOYS ARE INJURED
One of the leroclocs Beasts WasKearly Fire Feet Frcm
Tail to Tip.
Four West Virginia boys out hunting dis
covered a bunch of wildcats, in a fissure of
the ground. They attacked the beasts and
a fierce battle ensued. The ferocious ani
mals were finally killed, but not without
serious injury to their assailants, who with
difficulty got away from the scene of the
ISrCT T-IXGRAU TO T DISPATCH.
Guzanne, W. Va., March 22. Yester
day four boys, James and Thomas Loftus
and Henry and Frank Nutchie, sons of
neighboring farmers near the foot of Melain
Mountain, Wyoming county, were out
squirrel hunting, and were returning home,
when, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, one
of them shot a squirrel, which fell into a
deep fissure in the mountain side. The
fissure was four or five feet wide and about
40 feet or more in length.
The bottom of it was dimly perceptible
some 20 or 30 feet below. The boys were
adventurous and determined to get their
game, and in order to do so pulled down a
long vine of the wild grape and threw one
end down the crevice. Down this vine two
of the boys went to the bottom.
A CALL EOS ASMS.
They had scarcely gotten safely on their
feet when they called to their comrades to
come down and bring their guns, as they
had found a den of wildcats. The two re
maining boys slung their guns over their
shoulders and descended to find their com
rades stooping down" and gazing under
a crevice of shelving rock which
ran back 20 feet or more under the mountain.
In the furthest corner of this retreat four
pairs of yellow orbs glistened and shone,
and four snarling mouths growled and spit
The two boys, who were armed with guns,
took careful aim and fired at two pair of
yellow eyes. The report of the guns bad
hardly reverberated in the narrow opening
before two immense wild cats sprang out of
the opening and made for the boys. Armed
with their empty guns and a couple of clubs
the boys fought the wildcats and finally
killed both, but not before one of the boys
had been terribly torn from his neck to the
small of his back, another had his cheek
and one ear laid open, while a third was
badly bitten through his right arm and
scratched across the chest by the sharp
claws of one of the catamounts.
NOT so anxious mow.
After the battle was over the only one of
the quartet unhurt climbed to the surface,
and he managed to haul and drag his com
rades one by one until all four were again
on terra firma. They then rested and tied
up their wounds, after which they managed
to get to tbe Loftus homestead, where they
were cared for. Loftus, with several neigh
bors went back with the sound boy and
brought the catamounts all out of the hole
and skinned them.
The boys are all doing well and will be
out again in a few days, but it will probably
be some time before either of them is am
bitious enough to tackle a hole full of wild
cats again. The largest catamount meas
ured 4 feet 6 inches in length. The other
three were females, full grown. The lads
are highly complimented by the old hunters
for their display of courage.
CAUGHT AFTER 29 TEARS.
A Murderer's Indiscreet Talk cads to His
Arrest for an Old Crime.
rSrECIAL TIL-DRAM TO TBI DISPATCH.!
Columbia, S. C, March 22. Seldom,
the truth that "murder will out" better ex
emplified and after so long an interval than
in a case which occupied the attention of
Governor Richardson to-day. In June,
1850, nearly 29 years ago, David B. Jeter,
a white man residing in "Onion county, fell
out wuu is urui er-iu-iaw, uames w.
Rusby, and the latter waylaid and shot him
fatally. The mnrderer fled from Soutl
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a few days ago, when his own indiscretion
in talking caused his arrest at Jackson,
Requisition papers on the Governor of
Tennessee were to-day made out and en
trusted to Sheriff Long, of Union, who will
go on and bring back Jeter to stand trial
for the crime he committed so long ago.
EQUALLY TO BLAME.
If Americans Helped Mataafa tbe Germans
San FbA-:cisco. March 2. The steam
er Australia, arriving to-day from Hono
lulu, brings in its mail a copy of the Samoa
Times, reviewing some of the reports sent
abroad from there. Referring to the official
document from Samoa, published there by
the German Consul, the editor reminds the
writer that it the Americans had offended
by the helping of Mataafa so had the Ger
man merchants in supplying arms and am
munition to Tamasese.
Editorial of the last number received is
devoted to urging foreign residents to exert
themselves for the future permanent pros
perity of the islands, and to be prepared to
correctly reply to the inquiries expected
from the American and British Govern
ments respecting their past grievances.
MARRIED A MINISTER'S SON.
The Daughter of Standard Oil Rockefeller
Joined In Wedlock.
New York, March 22. The marriage of
Miss Elizabeth Rockefeller, the eldest
daughter of John B. Rockefeller, of the
Standard Oil Company, to Mr. Charles A.
Strong, son of the Rev. Dr. Strong, of
Rochester, T. Y., took place this evening
at the residence of the bride's parents, To.
4 West Fifty-fourth street. Rev. Dr. Arma
tage, of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church,
er formed the ceremony, assisted by the
A reception followed, which was attended
by a large party, including a number of the
bride's classmates of Vassar College. The
party leave for Havre on the steamer La
Champagne to-morrow morning,
CLEYELAND AT KEY WEST.
Tbe Ex-Presldent Glre. a Reception and
Iieave for Cuba. '
Key West, March 22. President Cleve
land and party arrived here at 5 o'clock on
the steamship Olive. They were met by a
delegation from the Board of Trade, accom
panied by the full fire department, a com
pany of the Island City Guards and the
Silver Cornet Band, and were escorted to
the Russell House and thence driven around'
The hotel was beautifully decorated-with
olive branches, and there was a grand dis
play of bunting throughout the island.
Cleveland received the citizens this even
ing. The party left for Havana at 10
ill IVP I (IRAN in to-morrow' Dl
UL1VC LUOnrlj patcv speaks or the
change in social life at the Capital teffft the
change of the Administration, the advent of
fat women into fashion a& a new occupation .
Burning of a Bagging Mill Containing 200
Female Employes Heroic Work
of Rescue All Bared but
St. Louis, March 22. At 3 o'clock this
afternoon a double alarm was turned in for
a fire in the Standard Bagging Factory, on
Stoddard avenue, near Twelfth street. The
whole concern was a motley group or old
buildings, with a very little fire protection.
The main structure, in the center, is three
stories high, topped off with a big modern
It was here the fire started and owing to
the inflammable nature of the building and
contents, the flames spread rapidly. Imme
diately upon the cry of fire tbe wildest
panic ensned among the 200 employes, most
of whom were girls. A rush was made for
the narrow stairway, but before half the
number could escape they found themselves
cut off by heat and smoke. The few men
employed in the building worked bravely
and rapidly, and" succeeded in leading the
panic stricken girls through the smoke and
flames to a place where they could drop out
to ine low adjoining ouuamgs, and an were
thus saved with tbe exception of AdaXeb
recht, who was found horribly Burned.
Charles Gufran, a middle-aged man,
worked heroically in getting the girls out of
the burning building. He remained on the
third floor too long, and when he turned to
get outall means ot escape were cut off save
by the window. He took this only chance,
jumped and was terribly injured by the fall,
but will not die. A man who was run over
by a fire engine during the excitement, and
badly injured, was taken away from the
scene by lriends before his name could be
JUMPED DOWN TO DEATH.
An Old Custom Bonae Officer Kills Himself
by Leaping From a Window.
rsrrciAfc teliokam to thz dispatch.
New Yoek, March 22. A gray-haired
man climbed out from a fourth-story window
of Mrs. Catharine R. Paul's boarding house,
No. 46 West Twenty-fifth street, shortly
after noon to-day, and threw himself down
into the street. He jumped out -so far that
he struck the telegraph wires. His
head came down on the curbstone with a
crash that filled the windows with faces.
He was dead when the first man got to him.
The suicide was Edward A. Birnie, a man
of 50, who had rooms on the second floor of
the house with his wife and little boy.
Mr. Birnie had been suffering with
nervous prostration for nearly a year, and
after 22 years' service, had been obliged to
give up his place as an inspectorof customs.
He was appointed an inspector under Pres
ident Johnson. During the war he was
paymaster on the receiving ship Vermont.
MURDERED HIS WIFE.
The Horrible Discovery of Some Kansas
Atchison, Kan., March 22. Brief de
tails have been received here of a shocking
tragedy near Clocktou, Rooks county, Kan
sas. Last night about dark the two chil
dren of Taylor Cook, a farmer, when return
ing home from school where they had been
all day, found their father and mother miss
ing and the furniture in the house broken
and everything in confusion. Looking
further they discovered the dead body of
their mother lying between two feather beds.
The body was stark and stiff and the head
beaten into a jelly. A club was lying on
the floor stained with blood and hair of the
woman. Cook was not to be found, and is
the man who committed the murder. It is
supposed by physicians who examined the
body that the murder was done some time
shortly after the departure of the children
MURDER WILL OUT.
The Strange Manner In.Whlch Two Men Ac
cused Each Other.
. wCscr-TAl, March 22. A singular case
developed to-day in the courts. George
Duffy and George Draers both tried to con
vict each other of having drowned a man in
the canal last Monday night. Until last
night, when they asked a colored coachman
if the police were after them, there had been
no suspicion of a crime. But that question
led to their arrest and to-day they have con
fessed that on Monday nieht they fell in
with a stranger whom they made drunk and
then pusbed him into the "canal.
Each acensed tbe other of being the mur
derer. The man's body has not been found,
but as a man named Barnes, of Newport, is
missing, and corresponds in description
to the stranger with whom these men were
drinking, it is thought he is the man.
. TO REFORM CINCINNATI.
Law and Order People Inject a New Ele
ment Into the Cnmpnlgn.
Cincinnati, March 22. The Committee
of Five Hundred, which is the name given
to an organization recently called into ex
istence for the purpose'of trying to have the
laws enforced, especially that one which
provides that drinking saloons ehall'not be
kept open on Snnday, held a meeting to
day and nominated Captain Daniel Stone
Captain Stone is a Republican. They
also indorsed the Democratic candidates for
Police Court Judge and prosecutor, but
made no recommendation for Judge of the
LYNCHERS AFTER A WIFE-KILLER.
An Indiana Uxoricide IJkely to be Strang
Up Without Ceremony.
ISFZCIA- T-LIOEAM TO TBI DIsrATCH.1
Indianapolis, March 22. John Fos
sell, of Hillsboro, jealous of his wife, to
night shot her down in.the yard of their
residence. While she was lying on tlje
ground begging for mercy he emptied all of
the chambers of the revolver into her body.
One ball entered above the heart, another
cut off a finger, others injured her vari
ously. She is dying, and as the county is in the
lynching belt, he will be hung to a tree
very soon if not taken away by the Sheriff
WV. contributes one of his characteristic
a IKt letters to to-morrow's Dispatch. He
speaks of the people he has met, including
Joseph Cook and Dr. Mary Walker.
The G. A. K. Entertainment
By Prof. Tally at Old City Hall has proved
so popular that, to accommodate the chil
dren of the schools, it is found necessary to
provide two matinees, one at 10 a. m. and
one at 2 P. 21. Admission, adults, 25 cents;
children, 15 cents; with badge, 10 cents.
Hundreds of dozens of fancy stockings,
full and regular make, on sale Saturday,
15c, 20c, 25c, 35c, 40c and 50c a pair; onyx
fast black 25o to 50c.
Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny.
English Neckwear Display
In our men's department all day till 9 P.
M. You are invited.
JOS. HORNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
All the newest styles of Tosca collars and
ruchings at Rosenbaum & Co.'s
Leather goods department. New and
elegant line chatelaine bags.
Boggs & Buhl.
English Neckwear Display
In our men's department all day till 9 F.
ix. You are invited.
Jos. Hohne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores .
The , handsomest line of four-in-hand
soarftjn the" cltyjat; Jaiw-H.vke &
f - 1AA tTlftti a A W aBiw-iV-.
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B. Hayes was Major of the regiment and
General Rosecrans its Colonel. Lieutenant
Colonel Matthews served with his regiment
in West Virginia. He was promoted to the
Colonelency of the Fifty-first Ohio Regiment
in October, 1861. His regiment was en
Raged in service in Kentucky, under Major
General Bueli, becoming afterward part of
the Army of the Cumberland.
From tbe Battlefield to the Bench.
In April, 1863, Colonel Matthews was
elected by tbe Republicans Judge of the
Superior Court of Cincinnati, and resigned
his military command. He filled his judicial
position until July, 1864. when he tendered
his resignation, compelled by pecuniary
considerations to resume his private prac
tice. This soon became very extensive
and profitable, including many of the most
important cases pending in the State and
In 1872 Mr. Matthews, although a mem
ber of the convention which first nominated
Mr. Greeley for President, withdrew before
the nomination, and supported the election
of General Grant in the canvass. That he
was not regarded as having severed his con'
nection with the Republican party was
made evident by his nomination for Con
gress as a Representative of that party at a
later period. Mr. Matthews was a warm
supporter, as well as a personal friend, of
General Hayes, and before the Electoral
Commission rendered efficient service to his
friend. Upon the resignation of Senator
Sherman, to become Secretary of the Treas
ury, Mr. Matthews was elected as his suc
cessor, serving from 1877 until 1879. Toward
me close of bis administration, President
Hayes sent the nomination of Stanley Mat
thews to the Senate to be an Associate Jus
tice of the Supreme Court tof the United
States; bnt the nomination was not acted
upon by that Congress. It was renewed by
President Garfield May 12, 1881, and con
firmed. Justice Matthews was a man of great in
tellectual energy. His mind was clear,
comprehensive and analytical. He had a
strong will and a force of character which,
with his thorough training, quick percep
tions, retentive memory and sound judg
ment, had carried him to the front rank of
hjs profession as a lawyer, and had won for
him an enviable reputation in the position
he lately occupied.
Hla Former Colleagues on the Many Admlr
. able Traits la tbe Dead Jurist's
Character Words of Frolso
From Members of
Washington, March 22. The death of
Justice Matthews was the subject of conver
sation among Senators to-day, many of
whom had served with him during his term
in the Senate, and on every hand words of
regret and eulogy were said. Some of them
Senator Sherman The death of Mr. Justice
Matthews comes with a shock to me. Though
he has been sick for a long time, yet he was
hopeful of recovery, and 1 did not suppose his
death imminent. He was a man thoroughly
fitted for the position he occupied, a trained
lawyer, with a judicial mind of the highest or
der. It is no disparagement to his associates
to say that he was their equal In point of abil
ity. His love of jnstice was intuitive, and his
decisions were mathematical demonstrations.
He attained the position for which his mind
was best fitted. Most of his friends conceded
that he was not a wise politician, but no one
doubted his being a great Judge. His death
will be sincerely mourned by a multitude ot
friends, and his place will be hard to fill. Per
sonally, I bad the strongest attachment for
him, though on some questions be differed
widely from me, but I never doubted tbe sin
cerity of bis convictions. His loss will be great
to his family, to his State, but, more than aU,
to the great profession of which he was a dis
Senator Piatt I believe he made an admira
ble Judge, and was an ornament to the bench,
fully justifying the confidence of those who
supported his nomination, and "have never had
occasion to change my mind. He was a man of
ability and Integrity, and the fact that he had
been an attorney for corporations never
weighed in m mind against him. I was satis
fied that he would decide fairly and honestly
any question submitted to him.
BOTH STATESMAN AND LAWB.
Senator Teller Jnstice Matthews' appoint,
ment was an excellent one, and he did not dis
appoint his friends. He was a man f com
manding talent, as shown by his services at the
bar and in the Senate as" well a. on the Bench.
I served with him in the Senate, became quite
intimate with him, and had a hlch regard for
him. As a man and a lawyer he occupied a
hleh position In public estimation.
Senator Harris I had known Justice Mat
thews personally for many years. He was a
man of absolute purity and integrity, and a
lawyer of ereat ability.
Senator Mitchell It was with sincere regret
I learned of tbe death of Justice Matthews. I
became acquainted with him 12 years ao when
he entered tbe Senate, and served with him two
years on the Committee on Railroads. There I
had every opportunity to become intimately
acquainted with him, and have known him ever
since as Senator and Justice of the Supreme
Court of tbe United States. He was eminent in
his profession, a man of great learning and pro
nounced ability, kind of heart, generous In
nature and a sincere friend. His death is a
great loss to the bench and to tbe country.
Senator Spooner Justice- Matthews was a
lawyer of eminent ability, and his death Is a
Mr. Hoar There ivas some difference of
opinion as to the expediency of Judge
Matthews' appointment when he went upon
the bench. This was due to a fear that his
judicial opinions might be biased in favor ot
the great railroad interests which he had so
largely represented as counsel. I never, myself,
shared this fear for a moment. I thought tbe
Judgment of President Hayes and President
Jarfleld, both members of the Ohio bar, who
successively nominated him, of bis professional
associates in Ohio without distlnctionof party,
of such Democrats as Mr. Pendleton and Mr.
Thurman, and bis eminent service npon tbe
bench of the Superior Court of Cincinnati well
warranted his appointment.
Tne result has more than justified the most
sanguine expectations. Judge Matthews has
taken his place in the highest rank of magis
trates who have sat upon tbe bench of the Su
preme Court of tbe United States from tbe be
ginning of the Government. It has never oc
curred to anybody, since his appointment, to
question his absolute impartiality. He has
shown the simplicity which has characterized
some of tbe greatest judges, and which belongs
in a special degree to Marshall. He excelled
in lucid and orderly statement. His mind was
always intent on the judicial problem to be
solved. He solved it as a problem of jurispru
dence, unconscious of the persons or interests
to be affected by the result. Every intelligent
man will now agree that he was in his rightful
and appropriate place in tbat tribunal to whose
arbitration all the interests of the country are
submitted, and which keeps tbe forces of
State and nation alike within their appointed
Senator Payne I have known Justice Mat
thews from boyhood, and from the first was
impressed with his ability in whatever direc
tion he was called upon to exercise it. His ap
pointment to the bench -or the Supreme Court
placed him where, by natnre, he was best fitted
to be, and I am firmly convinced that, had he
lived, he wonld have become tbe foremost
jurist of the land. He was a growing man.
He read widely both in legal and general liter
ature, and his information and culture were of
the highest and best type. His death I regard
as a great loss to the country and to the pro
f ession he so highly adorned.
A large number of messages of condolence
were received during the afternoon.
GRESHAM MAY BE JUSTICE.
His tbe Most Prominent Name fllentro ned
for the Tacancr.
Washington, March 22. The probable
effect of the death of Justice Matthews upon
the length of the special session of the Sen
ate was discussed at the Capitol to-day.
Senator Sherman's announcement yesterday
tbat the President would be enabled to let
the Senators go home next week, was re
ceived with great satisfaction by those Sen
ators (a large niajority) who are desirous of
leaving "Washington, and it se'emed that
final adjournment could be had next Thurs
day or Friday, but the sad event of to-day
may cause a postponement.
Said one Senator to-day: "I do not ,see
how wa pit mst ni week. Ttic fill..
jtag ot, thia vacaaey.of the Supreme Beaeh"
-tw, . ya-T-ftr- .:. 4kSfg
is an important matter, and the President
will want time to consider it carefully."
"Can't it go over until fall?" was asked.
"Tbe cotirt has been without the presenc eof
Justice Matthews for almost a year, aud it
will shortly adjourn."
"Thev adjourn." resnonded the Senator.
"to go on their severer circuits, and it ia
there that the services of the Associate Jus
tices are in demand for the expedition of
The succession to the -ranw is already
discussed, there being two programmes laid"
uui uy muse wuo iai. une IS tnat ouoge
Gresbam, now Judge of the circuit com
prising the States of Wisconsin, Illinois
and Indiana, will be nominated for Associ
ate Justice. He would, in turn, be suc
ceeded by Judge W. A. Woods, leaving a
vacancy to bo filled in the district ot In
diana. The other proeramme includes the
transfer of Attorney General Miller to the
Supieme Bench, of Secretary Noble to the
head of the Department of Justice, and of
Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson to
the Interior Department.
SENTIMENTS OP THE BENCH.
Jnstice Field Voices the Sorrow of Jnstice
WASHINGTON-, March 22. Jnstice Field,
who had known Justice Matthews inti
matelymore so, probably, than any other
member of the court expressed to a repre
sentative of the Associated Press, after the
court adjourned, tbe sentiments of himself
and his associates npon the death of their
brother Justice. Said he:
"The members of the Supreme Court
deeply deplore tbe death of Justice Mat
thews. They bad become attached to him
in an unusual degree. They recognized his
great legal ability; but even more, they ap
preciated the warmth of his affectionate na
ture. He was an industrious Judge, and
his decisions exhibited wide research and
thorough culture. He was an able lawyer,
a wise Judge, and a Christian gentleman."
RIDING CAMELS IN A RACE.
Players Who Have Tried It Don't
Exnctlr Like tbe Exercise.
ISP-CIA- TELIORAM-TO TH DI8PATCH1
Boston, ifarch 22. Everybody knows
George Wright and Irving Snyder, who are
with the American baseball players abroad,
and the following sketch from Ed William
son's pen ofa camel race in which they par
ticipated will be appreciated by their
friends. Williamson wrote:
"George Wright and Irving Snyder had
quite an experience. They were the par
ticipants in a camel race, and neither of
them knew it till after it was over. It is
bad enough to ride a camel when in a walk,
but when he is running well, I don't know
anything violent enough to compare with it.
Tom Brown gave a couple of the camel
drivers a shilling each, telling them that
Wright and Snyder wanted to race. Point
ing to a bridge about a half mile distant, he
told them that the driver of the camel that
reached the bridge first would receive 4
shillings extra. Each driver armed him
self with a long stick, and at a signal from
Brown they went to work at the camels.
First Wright's head would fly back and
almost hit the camel's tail, then he would
shoot forward and almost meet the camel's
"It worked differently with Snyder. He
would be hanging by his leg, first on one
side of the camel and then on the other side.
Everynow and again he would shoot up in
the air. All the while they were urging
the drivers to cease whipping. The drivers
thought they meant to go faster, and the
harder they whipped. As theypassed me,
Snyder said: 'For God's sake, Williamson,
make them stop." I heard George Wright
exclaim: 'You yellow rascal, if I had
Oh oh oh ' and he was trying his ut
most to place a piece of carpet under him
for a cushion. Snyder was first to the
bridge, bnt he was 'disqualified. He fin
ished short of weight, having lost his hat,
suspenders, half a dozen buttons, one shoe
and a sqck; George Wright finished, not
on the back of the camel, but hanging to
A JUDGE TURNS SHERIFF,
And Captures Five of a Noted Band of
Kentucky Desperadoes. '
tSFXCIA- TXL-GBAU TO TUJt DISPATCH. I
Babboubsvill-, Kt., March 22. A
band of drunken desperadoes, such as are
too frequently to be found in the East Cum
berland mountain district of Kentucky, in
which this (Knox) county is comprised, has
been holding murderous orgies in the most
unfrequented wilds pf this mountainous
countrv. Their thieving-' raids have so
alarmed and terrified peaceable citizens
as to cause the latter, at the peril of their
lives, to become informants in the sense of
appealing to the officers of the law for pro
tection. On last Thursday the Sheriff,
armed with warrants and accompanied by
three deputies, set out to surprise the gang
and disperse it, but they were fired upon
from ambush and driven back, as other
officers have been on several previous occa
sions. OnThursday night Judge Daniel T. Cull
appointed a substitute in the court in which
he was presiding, and, with the Sheriff and
a posse of 50 resolute men, mostly from this
little town of less than 800 population, set
out to capture the gang if possible, but at
all hazards to disperse it. His movements
were made between midnight and daylight
yesterday, and so well were they masked
that he surprised the gang and captured
five of them. The others, about 50 in num
ber, are hiding in the mountains, every pass
and path of which they know. It will be
next to impossible to capture them, but
they have been driven from this county and
made very uncomfortable.
HELEN M0DJESKA ENGAGED
To Star on Equal Terms With Booth. In
Lawrence Barrett's Company.
ISFICIAL TLaA TO KB DISPATCH. 1
Philadelphia, March 22. The differ
ence between Messrs. Booth and Barrett,
and Mademoiselle Helen Modjeska, which
threatened to prevent the consummation of
negotiations that have been pending for
some time,for the joint starring tour of Mr.
Booth and the actress, under Mr. Barrett's
management, has been amicably settled and
the contract signed by all the parties inter
ested. The contract provides that the actor and
actress shall be jointly starred; that the
names of both shall appear on the bills and
programmes in type of equal size, and that
in all things Modjeska will be on equal
terms with Mr. Booth.
WHY JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME.
He Has a Couple of lttlo Matters of Basi
nets to Attend To.
tSPXCjU- TLEO TO TBI DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, March 23. The steamship
Saale, of the -forth German Lloyd Line, on
which John M. Ward is a passenger, ar
rived' at Sandy Hood .at 10 o'clock last
Ward left Europe ahead of the Spalding
party, in order to call a meeting of the Base
ball Players' Brotherhood before the open
ing of the season, and to try and settle the
question as to his going to Washington.
Illarriage a Failure Once More.
tSFXCIAZ, TELEOKAM TOTH- DISPATCH.!
YOungstown, March 22. This after
noon ex-Mayor S. A. Steele, a leading
Democrat and well known in Pittsburg,
filed a petition for divorce from his wife,
Amanda Steele, to whom he was wedded in
1863. The petition is very short and merely
alleges willful absence on the part of the
and cavalry ex-
nerlences on tA
-frontier are vividly deteribed in to-morrow's
Dispatch by Captain Charles Xing, who re
late the story of a wild ride with Buffalo Bill
mjmriunB .-temirc, .t
The Festive Homage Paid by a Secret
Order to a Comedy King.
FL0REKCE DIKED AETER'MIDHIGHT
At a Banquet Board Expisitely Attractive
to Several 8eae3, '
GOOD FOR THE INNER AND tUTER MAN"
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence were
tendered a brilliant reception last night.
Theihonors were done by the Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine, of which order Mr. Florence
is the founder. About 100 members of the
Shrine gathered in the parlors offhe Hotel.
Duquesne at 720 with their wives. The
men put on their fezzes, or little red caps
with black tassels, and then the
whole paTty were driven to the
Opera House. A large block of seats
had been reserved for the ladies
and gentlemen. With this compliment, in
front of him, Mr. Florence had.some excuse
for his splendid representation of "OurGov
ernor." During the performance a lovely
basket of flowers was sent up to Mrs. Flor
ence, the gift of the Pittsburg "Nobles."
the banquet began late.
At 11 o'clock the whole party returned to
the Hotel Duquesne. Mr. and Mrs. Flor
ence accompanied them. The rich banquet
hall was then a glittering scene. Proprie
tor Witherow and his chef had fairly
excelled themselves. Covers .had been
laid for 120. Hnge bouquets were arranged
between the cakes and among 'the cut glass
and china tableware. In the center "of the
tables stood a bank of flowers, three feet
square, on which were woven in flowers the
symbols of the order. The bank was in
tended to resemble a shrine. It was made
of Harrissi lilies, roses, lilies of the valley
and maidenhair ferns. The badge
of the order is a scimtar, which was
made of yellow narcissus; tiger-claws
of roses and violets; crescent of pinks; fez
of red carnations and the tassel of blue hya
cinths. It was said to be the finest piece
of work ever taken out of Bobert C. Patter
The whole floral work was presented to
Mr. Florence at the close of the banquet.
It was nearly midnight before the ladies'
were escorted to the tables. Many well
known people were observed in the pro
cession from the parlors to the dining halL
BXVALS MEET AS BBOTHEBS. ,
H. P. Ford, with his daughter, and'
James S. McKean and lady, were conspicu
ous because of the fact that they are the
rival candidates for pqstmaster in Pitts
burg. Chill Hazzard, of Monongahela
City, and George B. Orlady, Esq., of Hunt
ingdon, were two prominent guests from
distance. Among the Pittsburg gentlemen
with ladies were Major T. J. Hudson, Col
onel Samuel Harper, Captain A. E. Hunt,
Thomas Phelps. Walter Lyon. Esa..
G. W. English, William Collingwood,
James N. Bebout, J. C. Blazier, A. M,f
Yoight and many others.
Mr. Hudson was assigned the head of the1
table, as master of ceremonies.
As to all that occurred at the banquet
board the numerous witty speeches in
spired by that prince of merry-makers, the
chiefly honored guest it will he practically
impossible to publish details this morningrj
for the doors to tbe banquet hall were locked, i
bolted and carefully guarded, so that, while,
a reporter was still'waiting at 2 A. si., there'
seemed little prospect of his getting near,
enough to guests or members of the Mystio
Shrine to get a hint of the jolly proceedings
TACTS -BOM THE INSIDE.
Patience had its reward in an interview
with Mr. English, who at last came out and
stated that the presentation was about to
A few minutes later and the voice of Mr.
T. J. Hudson, the potentate, was heard
making a few remarks about the order, in
which he disclaimed that the Mystic Shrine
had any connection with the Masons,
although everybody belonging to the order
is a Mason. He then called upon Mr. G.
B. Orlady, of Huntingdon, who, after a
few choice aud well-turned sentences, called
Mr. Florence's attention to the beautiful
floral emblem behind him.
"as a token of our sincerest regard and
the best wishes to yourself and your dear
lady, we present you with this," he said.
Mr. Florence smilingly turned around
and looked nbn the magnificent flnwpr?
then, rising, he responded in the following
MB. IXOBENCE'S BEPLT.
Brethren, Fellows and Ladles:
I feel somewhat like the boy who was kept In
a constant fever of trepidation on one particu
lar evening by his mother saying to him: 'Now,
Johnny, you have been bad, and I am going to
whip you In the morning.' Well, the poor boy
at last, so much harassed by this feeling; re-"
plied to his mother: Ob, please, ma, glre it to
me right here f
Well, 1 knew tbat I would have to say some
thing to-night, and I wished that it had coma
off long ago. I bavo been thinking of It during
the whole last hour, and I now feel like the
Oriental donkey, who would like to bray, but
bis master had tied such a big load to him tbat
he couldn't. I mean by this, tbat I have par
taken of so much of your delicacies that I can
not say much.
But apart from all Joking, let me tell you
that Mrs. Florence and myself are indeed
much gratified with the welcome yon hava
tendered us on this occasion.
PBOUD OP THE OBDEB.
I feel "happy at the result of my efforts m
bringing tbe order into this country. As I loot
over the whole country now, and take into my
mind's eye the whole lot of brethren tbat be
long to our order I teel just like any other
father does about his sons, and I say: "Jly
boys are the handsomest lot in the whole conn
try. There is no doubt of it."
It is true we have no affiliation with the.
Masons, because we do not want to belong to
these nasty Masons anyhow. Laughter. w3
do not refuse to hare our wives along-wltb us,
and if we have any feelings corresponding
with those of the Turk in our order, I muse
say that there is not another nation, creed or
society that holds the woman In such high re
gard as does the Turk.
Great applause followed Mr. Florence'
speech. Then Mr. Beabont sang a beauti
ful solo, and after this a number of im
promptu speeches were made, which kept
good .fellowship and conviviality at its
climax until nearly 3 o'clock.
BREWERS PREPARING FOR WAR.'
Secnrlng Ammunition With Which to Flgfaf
rsrciA txuqbax to tux dispatcb.1
Habbisbubg, March 22. Philip Bij
singer, President of the Beading Brewing
Company, and J. Barbey, a Beading brewer,
were in consultation with a number of
liquor dealers in this city to-day with refer
ence to the fight to be made against the
adoption of the prohibitory amendment.
One of the objects of the visit is said to
have been to raise a campaign fund.
REAL 'AMERICAN OPERA.
As Far si Performers Go. Promised for the
Chicago, March 22. According to Joha
Lavine, manager of the Albani Concert
Company, next season will see a revival of
Italian opera in this country under the
most favorable circumstances. The opera
is to be produced with an American founda
tion, and altogether by American per
formers. The New England school prise?
pupils will be engaged.
A Woman to be Hanged la Nevada.
Vibginia. City, Net., March 22.
Josiah and Elizabeth Potts were found
guilty of murder in the first degree In kill
ing Miles Taucott at Carlin, January 1,
1888. They were sentenced to death by
hanging by Judge Bigelow. This f the
first case in the histerv of Nevada where tha
death penalty was ever proaeBaee4,oa
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