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The Salisbury Cabinet Putting
. on a Bold Face and
Declaring That
'An Alleged American Startling Lon
don With Hypnotic Tests.
A Week of Turmoil, Storm nod Stress in
Parliament Gladstone Misses All the
l'nn Tlie Tories Swallow a Drastic
Dose for the Sake of Appearing Ilar
monions Why the BUI to Purify tho
Iloase of Lords Had No Show What
ever 31. Antolne Not Exactly the Man
to Bent Bonlangtr Picon's Nome Be
coming Tiresome to the British Public
Tbe Heir to the Throne Sharply Criti
cised In Several London Newspapers.
Despite tbe nausea which the Salisbury
Cabinet must feel, a pretense of unity and
harmony is kept up in their organs. This
provokes the statement that their fall, when
it does come, will be bnt the harder. A
week of terrible turmoil and trouble has
just closed in Parliament The Grand Old
Man missed the fun, through enforced ab
sence, but proposes to get even -this week.
A wonderful exhibition of hypnotism is
being given in London by a man supposed
to be an American. The capers of the
Prince of "Wales at York provoke severe
criticism at the hands ot those who love
temperance and virtue.
London, March 23. Copyright.
"Never," says a newspaper to-day, "since
the Salisbury Cabinet was formed has there
been such perfect unanimity as prevails to
day. Kennmgton has knitted them more
closely together, and it has made them more
determined than ever to fighfthis home rule
monster which is sapping the sinews of
John Bull and making his life a misery."
The Kenniugton gam has just been fol
lowed by Gorton glue, and it the Tory Min
isters like such drastic means of unity,
there is plenty more on hand. The closer
they stick together the more solid will be
tbe fall when it comes. The doubling of
the Liberal majority at Gorton is as im
portant in its way as the winning of the
Tory seat at Kennington, lor it proves that
even in Lancashire, the greatest Tory
stronghold out of London, the reaction in
favor of home rule is beginning to be felt.
A Week of Terrible Turmoil.
, In Parliament the week-has been one of
turmoil, storm and stress from which the
Liberal leaders and their Irish friends have
emerged smillnc refreshed, .pugnacious and
. hopeful. Unfortunately, tbe grand old
nan, who is in mourning for his dead
brother, has missed all the fnn, but he will
take a hand in'-the glorious game next
Thursday. The Tory leaders, discredited
and disheartened, doubled up in, debate,
beaten in argument and bewildered by the
merciless fire of questions to which they
have been daily subjected, take comfort in
the fact that their majorities have not been
materially lessened, but in the most critical
of three divisions taken this week the Tory
Unionist majority was reduced to 61, and
last night it would not have exceeded half
that total had not 23 Liberal lawyers, some
of them engaged in the Parnell case, walked
out of the House without voting because the
proposed censure of the Attorney General
involved matters of professional etiquette.
The Whole Conntry Looking On.
Bui as the Tories well know the Liberals
are forcing the fighting, with the whole
country looking on. The people are noting
the shameful admissions of duplicity and
tyranny wrung from the Government, and
at every election the ballot has shown what
they think of it all.
The poor, blundering, good-hearted, soft
headed old gentleman who is supposed to
be leader of the House of Commons, is
daily proving his eligibility for elevation
to the House of Lords. This week he has
done little except to sit on the treasury
bench and rub his bald head. Mr. Smith
has had the wisdom to recognize that he is
not a match for oratorical giants and debat
ing gladiators like Morley, Harcourt,
Bradlaugh and Healy, and he has left most
of the fighting on his side to Balfour and
Goschen. It is, therefore, comical to learn
that Mr. Smith is
To be Honored With a. Banquet
and to receive addresses of confidence and
sympathy as a protest against the inconsid
erate manner in which he has been treated
in Parliament
Hartington yesterday addressed about 60
men, who styled themselves the executive
council of the Xiberal-Unionist Associa
tion. His speech contained nothing new
or worth remembering, and his hearers, by
way of compensation, were taken to Baron
Rothschild's, where they were treated to a
feast worthy of Lucullus.
Lord Bandolph Churchill is still sulk
ing, and has rendered no assistance to his
Quondam friends in their dire distress.
Only once this week has his voice been
heard in the House of Commons. He put a
question relating to naval affairs,deliberate
ly designed to prove the first lord of the
admiralty an ass, and his scheme succeeded
completely. Churchill's brooding bodes no
bliss to the Government, who are already
trembling for the safety of their big naval
Gladstone Actnally Impressed.
The large smile and friendly eye which
Chamberlain turned on Gladstone last week,
and whicli I'noted in this column, have been
backed up by a display of geniality and
affection on the part of Joseph which has
really impressed the mind of the Grand Old
Han. Exactly what the impression is, is
open to question. Chamberlain seems to be
trimming his sails in a most pronounced
manner. He has this week announced that
the time has come when the Government
should propound a scheme for Ireland's
benefit, in place of the one proposed by Mr.
Gladstone. This would make a delicious
puzzle for any nineteenth century legislator.
Chamberlain has even had several quiet
conferences with Mr. Gladstone, and the
ground is being cleared for Joseph to return
to the fold with his majestic party of six
members, all of whom, by the way, are his
blood relations.
Wouldn't Empty the House of Lords.
The House of Lords have had a debate
this week upon Lord Carnavron's bill to
preserve their lordships from the presence
of improper peers. When the bill was
formally introduced last week, Viscount
Mandeville was good enough to prove by
his shameful confessions in the bankruptcy
court that there was some need for the meas
ure. The debate this week has been em
phasized by the appearance of the most
"noble, the Marquis of Donegal, in the
divorce court. The Marquis, whose coat of
arms bears the singularly inappropriate
motto: "Honor Follows Though Unsought
For," was charged by his wife with brutal
ly ill-treating her. Some of the specific
charges of cruelty, which included acts of
incredible baseness, were not denied, but as
the Marchioness took to drink after her de
sertion years ago by her noble husband, and
has been since neither more nor less than a
drunken drab, she did not succeed in ob
taining the judicial separation and conse
quent alimony lor which she craved.
All Personalities Carefully Avoided.
The debate contained no reference to the
Marquis. Their lordships, in truth, avoid
personalities with scrupulous care, and
mostly made believe that a reform of pro
cedure rather than an improvement in indi
vidual morals was the one thing needful for
the purification of the House of Peers.
Lord Boseberry alone had the brains to
realize and the courage to express the
wholesome truth that the real difficulty was
the hereditary constitution of the House.
It seems a pity that the Marquis of Ailes
bury did not put in an appearance, clothed
in his favorite costermonger's habit and
with his favorite pipe in his mouth; but
this particular noble Marquis is just now
enjoying himself in Paris with his wife,
errtwhile Dolly Tester, who, with the
money earned in a questionable way, is giv
ing her reconciled lord and master a lordly
holiday. There was no one then, in the
gilded chamber, to serve as an object lesson
to the assembled peers, and the bill was
thrown out by 73 votes to 14.
Suggestions Oat of tbe Difficulty.
The newspapers are now busily engaged
iu making suggestions for dealing with dis
reputable peers. The one which finds most
favor, becanse it is easily carried out and is
based upon historical precedent, isthatupon
the appearance of say a bold, bad baron,
their lordships would solemnly rise in their
places and turn their baronial backs upon
the disreputable one; but, alas, men like
Ailesbury and Donegal have long since lost
all sense of shame, and it is certain that the
Marquis of Ailesbury, far from being im
pressed with the proposed display, would
scoff at it, and perhaps make rude remarks
in the peculiarly breezy style ,tbat he has
made his own.
Startling Experiments in Hypnotism An
American 'Astonishing the Fnslilon
nble World of London Feats
That Seem Almost In
London, March 23. A gentleman named
Fletcher invited about 30 people to his
house last night, to observe and question
Mr. Garmean, a hypnotist who is'justnow
the particular and -cxelusivn fad. .among
people in search of entertainment after din
ner. The guests wereelected with a great
deaof care, and it seemed like a thorough
ly honest effort to get at the bottom ot Gar
mean's extraordinary power. The hypnotist
claims to be a German, though his name,
manner and appearance are thoroughly
French. The idea is prevalent, by ihe way,
that he is an American with polygloltic ac
complishments. Some of his feats were extraordinary. It
should be borne iu mind that the guests
were invited, and there was no attempt at
an exhibition for money. During the even
ing, Garmean, in illustrating the effect of
his will, even from a distance, asked some
members of the party who could play the
piano. To see what effect his will would have
combatting that of the specialist, an Ameri
can named Boss, who was formerly of the
governing board of a New York club, sat
down and began to nlay carelessly on the
A Very Difficult Test.
Garmean announced that he would go
downstairs and stop the playing in a certain
number of minutes. He scribbled a nnmber
on a piece of paper, doubled it up and
placed it in the hands of one of the guests,
and descended two flights of stairs, while
every man in the party held his watch in
his hand and kept a vigilant watch upon the
Hew York club man.
Mr. Boss wore a smile of singular and
beautiful superiority. He driited casually
from one air into another and kept up
steadily for four minutes. Then the smile
faded away like a flash, and the pianist, with
hands over the keyboard sat utterly unable to
move a finger.' Beads of perspiration
rolled down his face. He announced after
ward that he was perfectly aware of everv
thing that was going on and felt an abiding
sense of shame at his own impotence, but he
was utterly unable to m,ove " a finger. He
remained In this state until Garmean ap
peared in the room and released him with a
nod of his head. The folded paper was then
opened and it was found that the figure four
had been marked on it Four minutes was
the limit which Garmean had set
Able to Do About as He Pleased.
He seemed able to exert his power indis
criminately and upon any subject Some
hot-headed members of the party would
announce now and then that the whole
thing was gammon, and then .Garmean
would turn to him with an air of grave
politeness and say: "You don't believe in
me." The answer would invariably be
"No." Garmean would then ask the man.
to rise, and that always ended the contro
versy. In no instance was he able to rise
from bis cnair, tnongn bis struggles in some
cases were profound and pugnacions.
I cannot see exactly where Garmean
makes his income, for he refused absolutely
to accept ajfc after his exhibition last
night Itw probable, however, that he is
building a reputation now which will be
taken advantage of later on. I have seen
mind readers, spiritualists, and people of
that ilk, but I have not yet encountered
anything more startling than this exhibition
of hypnotism.
M. Antoine) In His Wisdom, Prelers a Life of
London, March 23. General Boulanger,
'ike Mr. W. H. Smith, has been keeping
qniet this week, but his friends have been
making the fur fly with astonishing vigor.
The Government are beginning to realize
that in taking action against the Patriotic
League they are playing straight into
Boulanger's hands, and they would now
gladly wash their hands of tbe whole busi
ness. It was honed that M, Antoine, the
famous Deputy for' Metz in the German
Beichstag, who has resumed his French
citizenship, would consent to. run against
Boulanger in the race for popular favor, but
Antoine declares he wants nothing but a
quiet life, and he is wise, for he has none of
the qualities which the man who shall
undertake to fight Boulanger must possess.
Boulanger, therefore, smiles serenely,
while his lieutenants, driven by persecution
into active warlare, made things warm for
the Government and turned the Chamber
into a bear garden.
The Prince of Wales Crowding the Limit
Several English Newspapers Scan
daiized by His Son's Abuse
of the Wine Cup.
London, March 23. The Prince of
Wales has been having great fun at York,
playing at soldier. His eldest son is a cap
tain in the Tenth Hussars, of which his
father is honorary colonel, and the portly
Prince of "Wales resolved to go into barracks
for a couple of 'days. The officers did their
best to let the world see how proud and
pleased they were to entertain the princely
colonel, but as a matter of fact they would
much rather he had remained at home. It
costs money to entertain the Prince of
Wnles, who does not relish Spartan sim
plicity, even in a military mess. It was
necessary also to invite an adequate assort
ment of noble lords " to meet the royal
colonel and help to entertain him, so that
the bill which the officers will have to pay
among them will be of portentious length.
The most striking feature in connection
with the many newspaper columns poured
forth about the visit to York has been the
unanimity and enthusiasm with which the
reporters have dwelt upon the fact that the
Colonel, the Prince of Wales and Captain
Prince Albert Victor, are actually able to
ride. "Why," joyously exclaims one news
paper man, "Prince Albert seerds to be
quite at home on horseback." Simultane
ously with this loyal tribute comes the ir
reverent announcement, printed in a Tory
newspaper, too, that when at Oxford Uni
versity, Prince Albert Victor was a guy as
an athlete, and rowed with a phenomenally
round back and short swing. It is possible,
Dy ine way, tnat tne loiiowmg mysterious
paragraph", evidently penned in the deepest
anguish and with the death-daring deter
mination to tell the truth .though the
heavens fall, refers to Prince Albert Victor.
It is taken from the St. Stephen's Review, a
society weekly, beloved of the Primrose
League games and antique. Tories, and it
runs as follows:
Very ugly rumors are running the rounds
just now concerning a distinguished person
age, associating his name with disorderly
scenes attributable to intemperance. Since
some months back these reports have been
afloat, and week by week, I regret to say, they
are increasing. Within the last few days, in
deed, certain things have occurred though I
will not do more than vaguely hint at them
that have lent added force to. tbe current
gossip, and it is to be hoped that before it is
too late something will be done to Anally put
a stop to what may otherwise prove eventually
a very serious scandal.
Following this comes that sober sheet,
The Sock, the pious organ of the Tory
church party, the embodiment of all that is
respectable in the middle classes, and the
personification of .unreasoning loyalty to the
crown and everything connected" with it, as
symbolized by the open Bible and the
crown which it bears upon its title page. It
is sorry to have to reflect upon the conduct
ot the Prince of Wales, but there are obli
gations which ought not to be shirked.
Some of the newspapers insinuated that the
Prince's continental amusements were not
as stated therein.
Tbe Prince and the Princess and their
daughters dined on last Sunday at the
Knights Bridge barracks of the First Life
Guards, and after dinner ihero were various
petiterfjeaxv and a lively evening was spent
Grave people shake their heads and con
sider the whole transaction rather undig
nified, as well as unsuitable to the decorum
of the .English Sunday. The press feel that
it was more sad than a violation of good
taste, for it was a violation of the Sabbath
of God.
The J British Getting Very Tired of Too
Much of a Good Thing.
London, March 23. The combination of
Joseph Biggar, the 510,000-beauty 0f the
Home Bule party, and George Lewis, the
smart lawer of the Parnellites, has been suc
cessful. It had been known for some time
that the two men had been in close negotia
tion, and the fact has been developed that
they were on a still hunt for the late and
lamented Pigott's diary. They have got it.
and it will be added to the mass of informa
tion concerning the position which the
Times took in the recent controversy. More
sober judges of things political are of the
opinion that Pigott and everything apper
taining to him had better be dropped.
There has been more Pigott to the square
inch in British politics and the press of late
than the publio cares to accept. But if the
Lewis-Biggar combination shows nothing
else it proves that the Times will be pur
sued relentlessly now that the men it has so
criminally maligned.have secured the whip
It is common talk in newspaper circles
here that the Times has lost-greatly in cir
culation and business patronage by the fail
ure of its attempt to malign Mr. Parnell.
The facts of the case are exceedingly hard
to get at, on account of the mystery which
attaches to everything in the Times office.
The whole establishment is run precisely
like a great Government department, and
access to the press rooms is more difficult
than to the sanctum of the Prime Minister.
The method of getting at the Times' loss of
circulation was rather round about. Whole
sale and retail dealers were questioned
about the number of copies that they sold,
and from the general falling off in every
case it is concluded that the paper has suf
fered severely.
The ex-Presldent'a ex-Secretary Bom of a
New York Street Car Line.
New- Yobk, March 23. From a Presi
dent's Secretary, Dan Lamont has. become a
President. He tvas to-day elected to the
Presidency of a cross-town horse cat line,
entitled the Houston, West Street andPa
vonia Ferry Railroad Company, but more
familiarly known on the East Side as the
Avenue C line. Under whatever name it is
called, the road is managed by the Seventh
Avenue and Broaflway line, of boodle
aldermen notoriety, which, with the Cham
bers street and Grand street ferry line, is
now owned by the Metropolitan Traction
Company, composed principally of Phila
delphia's. Ex-Secretary Whitney is largely inter
ested in tbe traction company, which ac
counts for Mr. Lament's 'elevation to the
Presidency of the "Avenue C" line. Among
the improvements which the new President
contemplates is the substitution of cars
with two horses and a conductor for the
present "jigger" cars.
Pittsbargers Leasing Oil Lhnds.
Pabkebsbubg, W. Va., March 23.
A number of Pittsburg gentlemen lave
been leasing many thousands of acres of
Jand in Harrison and other counties in'this
State for oil purposes. A test is to be put
down on every tract of 2,000 acres. Th.e In
dications for oil are reported excellent.
The People of- Fayette, Boused by
Additional Humors of Outrages,
Officers-Tell How the Robbers' Managed $j
Elude Their Vigilance
The History of a Gas; of Toughs That Has Terrorized a
Another outrage is reported in the Fayette
county district, where robberies have been
so numerous lately. The Sheriff of the,
county explains why the late attempt to
capture the gang was unsuccessful. Unionf
town and McClellandtown are in terror
vigilance committees are forming and the
sale of. revolvers and other weapons is tin
precedented in the history of the' place.
UsiosTOWir. March 23. To nav thai
Uniontown is excited would be putting.!! 1
very mimiy. ojnee tne return oi tne oneria
and his posse of policemen from Markleys
burg an expedition which proved, to bftij
grand fiasco the people on the street ara
not only down upon the gang of robbers,
but they also make the police of Union to wa.
the target of their sarcasm and laughter.
"So the Cool Spring gang did not happen
to keep you when you were near them?'
was the usual greeting addressed to-the
officers of the law as they passed along the
streets. But the policeman answered the
remark with a grim smile, and, shrugging
his shoulders, he passed along.
To get a statement from a p rspa in
authority regarding the McClellandtown
robbers, I made it my business to see Sheriff
Joseph Miller, of Fayette county, imaedU
ately after my arrival, and during the con;
versation I had with him, he said: .
"The'whore expedition was nothing but a
.hoax practiced upon the Penn Detective
Agency. Had I known yesterdav what I
have learned since I would certainly not
have made the trip, It has been an ex
pense of some 20 to me that no one will re
fund." "Well, what is your opinion about the
the whole affair? Bo you really think that
these robbers were out in Markleysburg?''
"Oh, yes. They were there; I am sure of
that. Immediately after they had completed
their operations in McClellandtown they
went out there and arrived at -the house of
the man Hill last Friday week.- As I have
learned since, they ill left last Wednesday
"But how could the detective telegraph
you that they had surrounded them if 'that
was the case?"
"Why those fellows only imagined that
they had them surrounded. . They were
about a half mile away from the bonse
which was supposed to 'contain the gang,
and as for watching them at such a distance
I do not see how they could doit When. I
got to the house last night I immediately;
demanded admission. The door was ODeaed: '
and I then searched the house from the'cel- -lar
to the garret. I went through the yard,
the 'outhouses and all 'around the dace.
That they had been there I am. certain,' buV
they had skipped. 'Xfoflffd a rifle belong
ing to Charles Lewis, one of the men, and I
brought it along wittae to Uniontowri."
This statement of" the Sheriff, however,
was frequently called into question by a
number of people who had also been out
there. A man named Moore, who belonged
to the vigilantes that rode to Markleysburg
on Thursday night, said-to mer
"The gang went away while the detectives
went into a neighboring farm house to have
something to eat."
Another man who went with the Sheriff's
posse said:
"It is a shame to underrate and ridicule
the work these detectives did. They de
serve great credit. They watched the house
carefully, and were pretty certain that the
men, were there, becanse Mrs. Hill told them
that they had breakfast with her on Friday
morning. This is how they escaped: On
Friday evening after the two detectives had
been watching the house for a long time,
they told their men to keep guard while
they went to procure something to eat.
During that time, aided by the existing
darkness, the gang got off."
These, and numerous other stories, were
floating around, but one thing is certain,
there is a gang of outlaws existing in Fay
ette county that is so well organized and the
character of the members so well known,
that they can follow their course without the
fear of beinginterfered with. The chief of
police of Uniontown is responsible for the
statement that all the men who talk so big
abont the gang, and aver that their capture
would be only a little recreative exercise
for them, are afraid to go within 1,000 yards
ot tnem. xo prove now terrorized union
town and McClellandtown have become
since tbe gang have come out and shown
snch a bold front, it need only be said that
Mr. Malcolm, the chief hardware man in
Uniontown, has sold his entire stock of
weapons, revolvers, guns and everything
that will shoot. I am told that, the de
mand for revolvers is so large that a new
supply has been ordered.
In McClellandtown tbe people are in a
perfect fever of excitement Every stranger
is looked upon with suspicion and revolvers
are shown at the least sign of belligerent in
tentions. All the farm-houses are guarded
day and night Vigilance committees have
been appointed and a constant watch for the
robbers is kept up.
Meantime, the members of the gang are,
nobody knows where. A rumor reached
Uniontown last night in the shape of a
newspaper wrapper which gave a few par
ticulars regardipg a story that a man and
woman had been robbed at Elliottsville,
about six miles from Markleysburg, where
the gang stayed last -week. The story
went that a man named Elias
Hatfield had secured a newspaper wrapper
on which it was stated that Elliottsville had
been attacked, late Friday night, by a gang
of robbers. They were bound and tied to
the joists of their house and then tbe place
had been ransacked and, so it is alleged,
$213 stolen from them. This tale could not
be .substantiated, although it seems possi
ble for the gang to have been there if they
left Markleysburg soon after dark.
While walking along Main street Mr.,
Adolph Johns, the Uniontown Court crier,
was pointed out to me as the man who knew
the full record of the chief members of the
"Cool Springs gang," and the information
he gave regarding them is about as follows:
"The four sf them who are best known
are Charles Lewis, Decatur Tasker, Jack
Sullivan and John Ramsey; Most ot them
live at Cool Springs, about two miles from
here, hence the name. Charles Lewis is un
doubtedly the ringleader the Dick Turpin
of the whole gang. He is a tall, handsome
man shrewd and clever in his un
dertakings. He has"" been in the pen
itentiary several times, the last time
inr kit TMn for ntfarlrinf MV Tatce-
ley, Paymaster and Superintendents
oi tne utewart iron uompany, and robbing
him of several hundred dollars. Decatur
Tasker is said to be a little man and a regu
lar tough in the fullest sense of the" word J
MARCH 24, 1889.
who will shoot and stab on the least provo
cation. John Ramsey and Sullivan are
stanch pals and the righthand men of
What will be done to catch the men can
hardly be told. Tho Uniontown police will
not be anxious to make another trip to the
mountains on a wild-goose chase, and the
reward of $200 offered by the Fayette
County Commissioners nobody seems anx
ious to earn.
"The amount is too large for so small a
job,'" somebody sarcastically said to-night,
and it would 'be a pity to have, the county
treasury lose so large a sum." The mem
bers of the detective agency ore still in the
mountains and their plans are unknown.
Oar Policy In Besard to Ramon Just the
Proper Thing The Ex-Governor of
New Zealand Says Austra
lia Is Looking to the
United States.
San Fbancisco, March 23. In the
White Book published at Berlin respecting
Samoan matters, Prince Bismaick refers
to the arrest of Gallien, the Englishman, by
the German Consul at Apia, for suggesting
ibat Mataafa should write to Sir George
(Gray, ex-Governor of New .Zealand, as to
,ifie course. Samoans should pursue. 'Ex
Governor Gray, who is held in great esteem
lu the colonies, when asked respecting his'
vies by the Auckland Herald as to. Samoa,
It would be
far preferable to leave each of
these island groups with independent govern
ments, settling all disputes among themselves
by arbitration, and culded. if possible, by a
commission of foreign powers. It is clear that
America is aiming at this line of policy, annex
ins none ot the Islands herself, and doing her
utmost to preserve the peace of the Pacific.
This is also certain to be the policy of all the
English possessions in this part of the world.
America will eventually become leader of the
Anglo-Saxon race and will displace England
from the position she now holds.
Many eyes in this part of tbe world are al
ready toward America as the power that is
likely to preserve the interests of the Anglo
Saxon race in the Pacific without herself an
nexing anything or allowing; foreigners to do
so. It Is clear that the center of power among
the Anglo-Saxon race is snif tins to America,
as the center of population has already done.
It is therefore unwise of England to neglect
her interests In such a time ot emergency. The
United States does not require a standing
army, and consequently tbe whole resources of
4 people so circumstanced could be devoted
solely to tbe maintenance of a navy which
would make the Anglo-Saxon race absolute
masters of the world.
Aroused by tbe Deatbof aHnngarian Work
man at HarrUbarg.
(SPECIAL telegeam' to the DISPATCH. 3
HaIjbisbubg, March 23. Marco Her
wit, a Hungarian employed at the Penn
sylvania Steel works, who died on Thurs
day, is suspected of having been murdered.
Herwit and his wife came to this country
three years ago and settled in Steelton.
There was. much domestic jarring, and he
separated from her, A short time since he
returned to her house. He died soon after,
and her prompt appearance at the bank to
receive about 51,800 which he had on de
posit and other singular actions of the
woman raised the suspicion that his death
might have been caused by foul means. -
It was at firstsupposed that he was pois
oned, but while a post mortem examination
was being-made for the detection of poison,
blqod was noticed oozing from his mouth.
This was found to have been caused by a
bruise. The wife's attention having been
called to the. wound., she stated that a friend
of the deceased' had struck him on the
Dreasu xne post mortem examination is to
be continuedon Monday.
A Big Salvation Army Band Abont to
tack the Metropolis.
New Yobk, March 23. The Household
Troop's band of the Salvation Army which
has been waging war against the world, the
flesh and the devil in Maine, proposes to
take New York and Brooklyn by storm
next week. The band consists of 28 musi
cians, all of whom are considered artists,
and the leader, Bandmaster Appleby, was
formerly cornetist in the Life Guards. He
is said to be second to but one or two in the
world. Before the band arrives the two
cities are to be billed with dodgers and
posters announcing its coming on a scale to
make Barnum hide his -diminished head.
April 1 and 2 are to be devoted to Brooklyn
and the two following days to this city.
The band performances in the hall of the
Y. M. C. A. and the Salvation Army bar
racks in Seventh avenue are to be preceded
by a street parade, in which 500 Salvation
ists will participate, The band plays "the
devil's music," as secular airs are termed,
to which religious words are added.
AU'tho Rochester Breweries Are Now In the
Kochesteb, N. Y., March 23. It was
given out to-night that the sale of the
Bartholomay, Rochester and Genesee
Brewing Companies plants to the great En
glish syndicate was completed early this
evening. The three companies will be con
solidated, and be known as the '"Bartholo
may Brewing Company, Limited' The
capital stock will be 620,000, and there
will be 350,000 in debenture bonds.
The property transferred to the new com
pany includes three breweries and all the
real and personal property owned by the
breweries. Parsons malt house is in
cluded at (100,000. The Bartholomay Cot
tage Hotel, at Charlotte, and stocks in sev
eral corporations, also, go to the new com
pany. The sum of S2.250.000 is said to
haye been paid to the Bartholomay Brew
An End Beached In the Long Litigations
Over This System.
Chicago, March 23. Tlra great Wabash
case came to an end this afternoon in the
United States Circuit Court by the entry of
a decree offering the great railway plant for
sale in this city. The question of an upset
price that is, a price that must.reach the
amount of indebtedness for the first mort
gage bonds of the Ohio and Indiana di
visions, and 5147,000 of the second mortgage
bonds of the Ohio division, the first mort
gage of the Great Western division and the
Decatur and East St. Louis division was
argued during yesterday and taken under
advisement, and a decree to that effect was
issued by Judge Gresham.
Against tbe Taxation Ordinance of a West
Virginia Town.
Pabkebsbubg, March 23. The case of
the local agents who were arrested by the
city authorities a few days ago ibr refusing
to make returns of their business and pay
the 2i per cent on their gross receipts as
demanded by 'the city ordinance, came up
before Judge Snodgrass for trial to-day.
The Becorder fined the Western Union
Telegraph, tbe Adams Express and the
United States Express Companies' agents
20 and costs."
Each one of the companies took anappeal
from the decisional the Becorder .and wjU
carry tne case to a higher court. a 1
Her Private Career Kot a Bit Quieter
Than it Was- When She Was
Bhe Gets No More Rest in New York Than
' She Had in Washington.
An Early Elser, Foni of Pictures, Eides, Walks,
Thf ater and Optra.
Just how Mrs. Cleveland passes her life
in New York City is a matter of interest to
many. Her hours have not been changed
since the ex-President left for Cuba. She
rises early, receives her friends as usual,
takes long drives, frequently' attends ther
theater, and hasn't missed an opera since
her arrival in New York City. The ex
President's fair young wife is yet tho object
of much vulgar curiosity. ,
New York, March 23. Mrs. Grover
Cleveland has not as yet found private life
one whit quieter than her life in Washing
ton. She is no longer compelled to meet
people in whom she has not and cannot have
&.. slightest interest, but she has an aver
age of 150 calls every day, and has been
forced to spend the greater part of every
pleasant day away from home to avoid be
ing talked sick.
The Cleveland suite at the Victoria has
been much brightened since the arrival of
the family by the addition to its already
handsome furnishings of quantities of bric-a-brac.
Mrs. Cleveland's piano stands in
the parlor and gets much of her attention,
and a pet canary sings in a front window.
As soon as,Mr, Cleveland felt himself at
home in his new office the breakfast honr
was set permanently at 8:30. This has not
been modified since his departure for Cuba.
Mrs. Cleveland is fond of early hours.
Besides, the callers begin to come at 10:30
o'clock. So an early morning drive or a
shopping tour or a visit to an art gallery or
a call on an intimate friend generally is an
excuse for her and Mrs. Eolsom to go out
very soon after breakfast. I
Mrs. Cleveland is very fond of pictures,'
and spends as much time in their study as
possible. She has naturally a delicate
artistic sense, her friends say, which make
her observations and criticisms often valua
ble and always interesting. As frequently
as she can spare the time . she goes where
good pictures can oe seen, chopping ana
drives with friends occupy many of her
mornings. There has not been a day since
her coming to the citv when she has not
been in receipt of invitations to breakfast
A number of these she has accepted.
Luncheon time in Mrs. Cleveland's apart
ments is at 1 o'clock. She is not there at
the- meal, however, more than half the
time. She and Mrs. Folsom are fond of
lunching quietly with friends.
Afternoons are spent in much the same
manner as mornings. On Wednesdays and
Saturdays hKcvrequently attends a matinee.
Long drives tb'Kiverside and elsewhere
occupy some afternoons, and others are
spent in the reception rooms of friends. If
the day is fine she Tind Mrs. Folsom more
often walk than not. A part of nearly
every afternoon Is spent at home some
times whole afternoons. Then she reads or
plays the piano in the brief intervals be
tween calls.
It is Mrs. Cleveland's custom to receive
nearly all who call when she is at home.
She never sends down word that she is out
when she is not; she prefers to go out and
make the statement true. Occasionally she
declines to receive on the grounds of weari
ness, or because ihe is preparing to go out.
Thus she personally receives not more than
eight or ten calls a day. A very few have
access to her parlors without the formality
of cards. Among .these favored ones are
Dr. Learning, ex-Secretary, and Mrs.. Whit
ney. Mrs. Woodward and Mr. and Mrs.
Eichard Watson Gilder.
For the afternoon drives Mrs. Cleveland
seldom orders a carriage from the hotel. She
goes almost invariably in the private car
riages of friends, either in company with
them or alone with her mother. If she
chose to accept all the offers of carriages
made her by her friends, it is said that she
could have a different carriage at her door
each hour of tbe daylight.
Dinner hour is at 6:30. Mr. Cleveland
likes to dine at home, and so all but aiew
of the many invitations to dinner have been
declined. Since Mr. Cleveland's departure
south Mrs. 'Cleveland has declined all invi
tations to dine, with friends. .
The evening honrs are generally spent at
home or at the opera. Music is Mrs.
Cleveland's greatest delight. She is a cred
itable performer on the piano. Her tastes
are for classic music. She went from board
ing school to Washington, and now finds
herself for tbe first time on the threshold
of the musical world. ,
She has attended every performance at
the Metropolitan Opera House and a num
ber of the best concerts. Her opportunities
for reveling in music, more than any other
cfae thing, make the prospect of living in
New York delightful to her. A few even
ings have been divided between the homes
of friends and theaters. She is very fond
of the theater.
Mrs. Cleveland's love of exercise has long
been known. She does as much walking
as possible, but not half enough to suit her,
as Mrs. Folsom does not care to walk much,
and she will not walk alone. The subject
of riding has been discussed at the Vic
toria, and Mrs. Cleveland expressed herself
wild to gallop in the park, but Mr. Cleve
land drew the, line here. He was willing
for her to exercise any other way she
wished even, under protest, to driving her
self but he would not allow her to risk
her neck on horseback.
Mrs. Cleveland has not yet ceased to be a
subject of vulgar curiosity. In the hotel,
in spite of all precautions possible, she is
sometimes mucn annoyea. women have
gone to the length of engaging rooms at the
Victoria for a day for no other purpose than
to gain the right to traverse the corridors,
sit in the reception rooms near the Cleve
land apartments, and" watch her every ap
pearance outside of her rooms. In one case
a well-dressed woman openly declared, as
she left the hotel after a brief stay there,
that she had come solely to see Mrs. Cleye
land, and she saw her pass in and out sev
eral times and was apparently satisfied.
Even the regular guests at the hotel loiter
aUimes abont the corridors near her door,
ana if she ariDears. follow her rlnurntniri
Sometimes they see her return and follow
her in and upstairs. Women also make pre
texts for visiting friends of theirs at the
Victoria and watch for Mrs. Cleveland's
appearance in the corridors.
Another nuisance to which she is sub
jected is the demand for autographs. Some
times as many as 20 will call in a day and
send up a card for her to write her name
upon. She invariably refuses the request
Several days -ago a woman called with a
handsome wooden cabinet for Mrs. Cleve
land. It -was found to contain several hun
dred blank cards of various colors, a bottle
of ink, blotter and pen. A note requested
her to write her autograph on the cards and
they would be called for.
The Alleged Connt DI aiontercole Sails for
Europe Be intimates That He Has
Been bettted With by
His WIfe's'Follu.
New Yobk, March 23. Under the nama
''Ernesto de Meyers," Count Giovanni Di
Montercole sailed for Europe, to-day, on
the Netherlands steamship Botterdam.
Attire'd in a new spring suit, with a bunch
of violets ip the lapel of his coat, he hur
riedly entered the office of the steamship
company, on lower Broadway, early this
morning, and bought a ticket only an hour
before the ship sailed. He had intended to
sail on the steamship La Champagne, but
changed his plans to escape the reporters
who were waiting for him on the Frerfch
Line pier.
The Count is reported to have told an in
timate friend in New York before his de
parture that the tronble with his wife, who
was formerly Miss Knox, of Pittsburg, had
been satisfactorily settled through his wife's
mother and brothers.
The Count has declared his intention of
spending the next two or three years travel
ing in Europe, so that if she feels so dis
posed, the Countess may proceed against
him for 'divorce on the ground of desertion.
Death of an Aged Southern Woman Who
Once Wns Romantic.
Columbia, S. C, March 23. The death
of Mrs. Morris H. Floyd is reported from
Clarendon county. This old lady had an
eventful history. About 60 years ago she
was engaged to be married to "Mr: Floyd,
but the match was opposed by her parents,
who about this time moved from this State to
Alabama, taking their 18-year,-old daughter
with them. She never resigned her sweet
heart, and shortly after reaching her new
home she secretly left her parents and
started on foot to come back to her lover.
While on her way through the.wilderness
and was held a prisoner until released by
United States troops six months later. She
continued her journey on foot and in a year
after leaving Alabama she reached her old
home and married her lover. She claimed
to have learned from the Indians their art
of compounding herbs and practiced it
among her neighbors. She was an oracle
on dreams, charms and witchcraft.
Harrlsbnrg Veterans Want a Vacancy Blade
for an Old Soldier to Fill.
.Habbisbubg, March 23. A large nnm
ber of old soldiers met in this city to-night
for the purpose of uniting on a soldier can
didate for Postmaster in this city. The
Republicans were in a decided majority at
the meeting, but the Democrats .expressed
their sentiments with great freedom, and
advocated .the appointment oi one of their
political faith iirthe event of the change of
the present Postmaster. Several candidates
were named rb'rthe placer bat Captain
Jacob Meese, who was in command or the
Harrison veterans in the last campaign, dis
tanced all the competitors.
A resolution was adopted at the meeting
favoring the removal of the incumbent of
the office as soon as possible. A committee
was appointed to visit Washington and re
quest Senators Cameron and Quay to in
tercede for Captain Meese with the Presi
Bessie Kockefeller-Stropg nod a Lot
'Pntntings on the Same Steamer.
New York, Marsh 23. Among the
passengers on tbe Havre steamship Cham
pagne to-day were Charles A. Strong and
his wife, who, until yesterday, was Bessie
Rockefeller. Their suit of rooms consisted
of a bridal chamber, a reception room and a
bathroom on the xtarboard side, near the
gangway to the main saloon.
In the cargo of the Champagne were con
tributions orresident artists to the American
art exhibit at the Paris Exposition. The
cargo also embraced Munkaczy's "Christ
Belore Pilate," which Postmaster General
Wanamaker has loaned to tbe Exposition.
It was insured for 540,000 before being
placed on board. The entire collection of
paintings carried by the Champagne is
valued at'?200,000.
Heartily Welcomed as an Honored Gnest of
tbe Governor General.
Havana, Cuba, March 23. Ex-President
Cleveland and-party, which includes
ex-Secretaries Bayard, Vilas and Dickin
son, arrived here at 7:30 o'clock. Crowds
of people thronged the wharf since early
morning, and gave the distinguished trav
elers an enthusiastic welcome.
Mr. Cleveland and his companions were
weicomea on xne wnan Dy tne Ameri
can Consul and Vice Consul and a large
number of other gentlemen. The party
took carriages, and were driven to the
Hotel. Pasaje, where an aid' in the name
of the Governor General, welcomed them to
the island. Ex President Cleveland de
clined the invitation of Governor General
Salamanca to make the Governor General's
mansion his home during his stay in'
Hnrd to Tell When the Legislature Will Ad-
jonrn Bcpnbllcans Happy.
Habbisbubg, March 23. Members of
the Legislature who are in town to-day are
of the opinion that the Legislature will ad
journ sometime between the 1st and 10th of
May, but do not hazard a closer guess. The
impression seems to prevail that the work
cannot be pushed ahead fast enough to ad
journ at the time fixed by Chairraan
Andrews' resolution.
The expose of the alleged bad manage
ment of the sinking fund does not worry the
Republicans, and Governor Beaver's state
ment of tbe matter gives them great pleas
Buckeya Governor Does Not Want a
Third Term.
Columbus, March 23. Governor Foraker
has positively refused to allow tbe use of his
name 89 a candidate for a third term. Gen
eral Asa A. Bushnell has withdrawn from
the contest..
Congressman H. L. Jlorley has been
forced to refuse tbe use of his name as a
candidate on account of Congressional con
tingencies. As a result Lieutenant Gov
ernor Lyon has annonncedhiauelf a candidate.
Senators Hnrl a Good'
tarcasm. and Abuse
: '
Onlj a BingleV&acfeino to PreTent
Fred Grant, Corporal Tanner and Others Step lata
Very Tat Offices.
Whitelaw Beid has a few friends in
Senate, but not many of them are
crats. His nomination as Minister to
France was confirmed,but with not a single
vote to spare. His political and business
record was bitterly attacked. A large
batch of nominations were made by the
President Pittsburg office seekers axe still
looking after their interests at Washington.
u Washington, March 23. Mr. White
law Beid afforded the Senate a topic for
discussion to-day that occupied most of the
afternoon. The discussion resulted in his
'favor by a vote of 23 to 3, the total vote of
33 being precisely a quorum; one less would
have been a failure to confirm.
All the negative votes were cast by Demo
crats, but all the Republicans and several
Democrats voted for confirmation. The op
position to Mr. Beed did not take a politi
cal turn, and a promised attack from New
York, based on allegations of Mr. Keid's
subserviency to Jay Gould, did not amount
to anything.
All the trouble appeared io have been
stirred up 'by a dissatisfied stockholder in
the Morgenthaler Printing Company, the
concern that is handling a machine for let
ting type. A man named Fnllerton, who
held 20 shares of the stock, addressed a
memorial to the Senate protesting against
Mr Beid, on the ground that he has mis
managed the affairs of the company, be
trayed the trust reposed in him and frozen
stockholders out, to their great pecuniary
loss and grievous annoyance. The general
sentiment on the Republican side oftha
Senate was that if any dissatisfied stock
holder felt that he had b.een wronged by
Mr. Reid he ought to take his complaint
into a court of law or equity and not into
the executive session of the United Sta(es
Senate, and that Mr. Beid only executed
the commands of the corporation.
The opposition to Mr. Reid was led by
Mr. Vest, supported by several Democrats,
but principally by Senators George and
Berry. Mr. Vest disclaimed any political
motive for his opposition, but insisted that
the representations of Fullerton were so se
rious that Reid ought not to be appointed
to represent the Government abroad. The
Democratic arguments were technical, re
lating to the precise relations of Mr. Beid
to the corporation and the results to the
stockholders of his acts. Letters from the
holders of a large majority of the stock were
submitted in indorsement of Reid, the sign
ers expressing themselves as entirely satis- ,
fied with the way he had performed his
The strongest defense made for Mr. Beid
was offered by Senator Sherman, who might
have some personal reason for feeling un
friendly to the candidate, but as chairman
of the Foreign Affairs Committee, he made
an effective argument in his favor. Senators
Spooner and Hiscock also spoke in favor of
Mr. Reid. Mr. Evarts was absent. Most
of the Senators. took part in the free running
debate that occupied two or three hours,
and Mr. Reid came in for
and lampooning from both sides of the
chamber. Although Mr. Plumb did not
vote against confirmation, he made a speech
against it. He carefully disclaimed all
personal feeling against Mr. Beid; on the
contrary, he said he had known him SO "
years and esteemed him highly. He had
no doubt of his integrity as well as-
his ability, bnt he complained that,
Reid did not represent the Ameri
can people during the civil war when
we wanted to reach English sentiment and.
make the people friendly to ns. We did
not send over a society swell, a rich man '
who would give good dinners; we sent over
two commoners, Henry Ward Beecher and.
Archbishop Hughes. Those men accom
plished what men like Whitelaw Beid
couldn't accomplish, and it was men of that
type that we ought to send abroad if we are
to keep up a diplomatic service at.alL
Mr. Plumb amused the Senate with a
good many bits of facetiousness at the ex
pense of the candidate, his social ambitions,
his cultivation of the swell and very rich
men, and the contrast between the Tribune
of to-day and the Tribune of Horace
Greeley's day. Pretty much everybody
chipped in a lew remarks, and when the
vote was to be taken a roll call was de
manded and Mr. Beid got through with
only 13 Democratic votes against him.
Nobody hada word to say about Fred
Grant's nomination, in spite of General
Adam Badeau's efforts to stir up opposition
to him, and he was confirmed Minister 'to
Austria without a roll call, and with few
dissenting votes.
Corporal Tanner Highly Elated Over His
Appointment to Office.
Washington, March 23. Corporal
Tanner was probably the happiest man 'in,
Washington to-day. He literally danced
about all day without legs. He was at the
Capitol, at the White House, and at every
other place, to thank his friends, and took
a survey of the vast Pension Office which
will be under his control within a few"
Commissioner Black spent little time at
the Tension Office to-day. He looked sad.
and lonely, and kept away from the public;"
and took a long drive with his family.
Mr. Joseph R. Speer Has a Pleasant Talk
With the President.
Washington, March 23. Mr. Josephs
B. Speer called on President Harrison and
Secretary Blaine, by appointment, had. a
pleasant chat with them, and left for home
soon after by way Tjf Philadelphia. He has
filed no end of complimentary letters from
personal friends of the Secretary and Presi
dent, urging his appointment as consul to
Bepresentative Dalzell left for home this
evening, as he was informed by Chief Jus
tice Fuller to-dav that it would be imnossi.
ble for the Supreme Court to transact busi-, . ;
ness Deiore next Wednesday or Thursday, .
The Williamson Trades School Located.
Philadelphia. March 23. The 'loca
tion of the Williamson Free School of Me
chanical Trades, which the late Millionaire
I. V. Williamson endowed with $2,500,000 -''
was formally selected to-day upon, a tract.
of ground comprising about 150 acres near''
Media, Delaware county, abont dl.ailef
from this city. " -j