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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1889.
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v The Senate Refuses to Confirm
' the Appointment of the
A SURPRISE IN THE VOTE.
Of 43 Senators,"0nly 13 tay With
the Field Marshal.
HIS CHICKENS COME HOME TO EOOST.
Senator Cnllora Lend the Opposition, Alter
First Telling the President He Couldn't
Tote lor Mr. Halsiend Seven Senators
Cannot Forgive the Appointee's Fast
Languago and Some Picturesque Names
Senator Sherman Talks for Bis Friend
for an Hoar Pending a Tote on Recon
sideration, the Senate Adjourn The
ObjectlngSenntors Declare They'll Never
Uclent. bat Mr. Halstcad's Friends Hope
Although some opposition to the nom
ination of Murat Halstead as Minister to
Germany was inevitable, his rejection by
the Senate by a vote of 30 to 13 was scarcely
expected. Seven Kepublican S enators have
joined with the Democrats, on account of
language used in Mr. Halstead's newspapei
derogatory to their integrity. Mr. Cullom
leads the opposition. The objecting Re
publicans declare their resolve is taken, and
that they cannot be induced to vote for a
reconsideration of the appointment. Mr.
Halstead's friends hope they are mistaken
as to the depth of their resentment.
rEFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, March 28 Mr. Murat
Halstead, of the Cincinnati Com
mercial Gazette, nominated yesterday
on the German mission, will be
ttie first of the nominees of President
Harrison to be rejected by the Senate. This
is due to the breezy freedom with which he
has discussed the personal character of
statesmen in the columns of the Commercial
Mr. Halstead is still in the ring, bnt he is
very badly battered, and his trainer, Mr.
Sherman, who barely managed to drag him
out alive this afternoon, will undoubtedly
throw up the sponge and withdraw him
from the contest before the next round is
No Mercy at All for Marat.
It may be said that when Mr. Halstead
wrote those ugly things abont the Senators
he did not expect to be a candidate for con
firmation, and therefore they ought not to
count; but he received no mercy from those
he has assailed. Ever since his nomination
was sent in there have been rumors that he
might be rejected, for the Democrats were
solid against him, and at least seven He
publicans in the Senate had been personally
assailed in his paper. .
Senator Payne, of Ohio, was not present,
being ill at home, but he left word that in
case Halstead was confirmed by the votes of
Democrats he would resign his seat in the
Senate and let another Republican come
from Ohio. But it needed very little en
couragement to keep the Democratic side of
the Senate solid, when so prominent and
brilliant a Bepublican as the field marshal
of the Commercial Gazette could be downed.
The feeven Irreconcilable!.
The seven Republicans who have been
impaled upon Mr. Halstead's spear are
Cullom, Evarts, Ingalls, Jones, of Nevada,
Plumb, Sawyer and Teller. One of these
Senators said: "I do not suppose it is proper
for me to say what I shall do in executive
session, any more than to say what I have
done, but Mr. Halstead has been jumping
on me with ghoulish glee ever since I have
been in public life. He has never failed to
shoot at me whenever I have stuck my head
out of the doors of the Senate chamber, and
not content with questioning my judgment,
he has attacked my personal honesty and
the purity of my motives, and the crushed
worm will turn. I am usually a magnani
mous man, but I have not yet been educated
up to the doctrine taught in the sermon on
the mount. Mr. Halstead has had his fun;
now I will have mine."
An Exchange of Picturesque Names.
Another Senator said: "Halstead is a
swashbuckler who has been parading up and
down the country, now in Washington, now
in Chicago, now in Cincinnati, now in New
York, saying smart things about Senators
and calling them picturesque names. I un
derstand that he commonly alludes to Sena
tor Sawyer as 'Old Saw Iiogs,' but this was
before he wanted 'Old Saw Logs' vote."
Mr. Cullom said he had notified the
President of his intention to oppose the
confirmation of Mr. Halstead, and that he
could not do otherwise with any self re
spect "Mr. Halstead has seen fit to go out
of his way to attack me and my motives,"
said Mr. Cullom. "He has accused me of
being a dishonest man, and he certainly
does not care to go to Germany with my in
dorsement." A Good Time to Watch Mr. Teller.
"I should,oppose the confirmation of Mr.
Halstead," said Senator Teller, "if I had
to TOte alone. I don't propose to get down
on all fours and let the administration ride
over me, nor do I intend to vote for the con
firmation of a man who calls me a thief. In
one of his editorials I notice Mr. Halstead
said that the country should keep its eyes
on me, and this is a very good time to dc
When the nomination was reported to the
Senate, Mr. Cullom arose and announced
that he would vote against the confirmation
because Mr. Halstead had called him dis
honest and the tool of corporations; that,
while he respected and justified decent crit
icism of his public acts, he did not permit
anybody to question his motives without re
senting it He said that Mr. Halstead had
spent, his life abusing good men, and he did
not propose, for one, to indorse such actions
by supporting him for so honorable a post
as Minister to Germany.
The Tote That Astonished All.
...After these remarks, which did not con-
a tinuemore than three minutes, Sir. Cullom
ifjt down, and no one else showing a disposl-
tion to speak, the roll was called, which, to.
the astonishment of everybody, showed the
rejection of Mr. "Halstead by a vote of 30
As soon as Mr. Sherman could recover
from his astonishment he arose, changed his
vote, moved to reconsider, and then made
one of the most earnest and persuasive
speeches of his life. He begged for mercy
for his personal friend. He described Mr.
Halstead's brilliant intellectual qualities
and genial disposition, and declared that,
while no one was so ready to attack, none
was so ready to forgive, and that the great
editor's impulsive nature causea mm to
commit indiscretions that gave annoyance
to his friends as well as to his enemies. But
they should forgive him on account of his
Sherman Folly Pays All His Debts.
Mr. Sherman said that no one had been
attacked more bitterly by Mr. Halstead
than himself, but he felt no malice toward
him, because he knew the man. The par
ticular articles that were complained ot by
Mr. Cullom were written when the State of
Ohio was torn with intense excitement,
when the blood of all the Republicans there
was hot under what they conceived a great
provocation. Most of the leading Repub
licans of the State shared the opinions of
Mr. Halstead at that time, and he might
say they were the prevailing sentiment in
Ohio, because the indignation was so great
at the refusal of the Senate to investigate
the Payne case.
Mr. Sherman's apology for Mr. Halstead
continued for nearly an hour. It was a
dignified and eloquent appeal, but it did no
good, for Mr. Teller arose behind a fortifica
tion composed of the files of the Commer
cial Gazette, and entertained the Senate for
three-quarters of an hour by reading extracts
From Mr. Halstead's Editorials,
in which he called the Senators "Boodlers"
and "Corruptionists," the "Tools of coal
oil millionaires," "The servants of corpora
tions," "Men with a pure motive," "Men
who have not the slightest regard for the
honor of the Senate or politics," Senators
who roll in the dirt," "Senators who stink,"
"Republicans who go to the devil to keep
the Democrats company."
He read the article in which Mr. Halstead
accused the Senate of "Wearing the Stand
ard Oil brand," and in which he said "The
broad and greasy hand of boodle was upon
After seeing the effect of Mr. Teller's
speech, Mr. Sherman asked that the nomi
nation go over till to-morrow, and he has
been telegraphing Mr. Halstead to night.
The latter has the choice of standing the
racket and going into history as having
been rejected by the Senate because he
talked too much, or having his nomination
withdrawn. Mr. Sherman has advised him
not to withdraw.
Culiom's Conrtesy to the President.
In the fight to-day, Messrs. Cullom, In
galls, Plumb, Farwell and Teller voted
with the Democrats. It was through the
charity of Mr. Cullom that the opportunity
was given to the President to withdraw Mr.
Halstead's name, for Plumb and the others
were determined to lay the motion to recon
sider on the table and settle the question of
Mr. Halstead's friends have not given up
hope of final favorable action on his nomi
nation. They claim that Henry Watterson
will get for him the votes of the two Ken
tucky Senators, and that two or three of the
Republicans who voted against confirmation
to-day will be pulled over by their col
EEASONS FOE ALL EEMOYALS.
General Clarkson Says No Postmaster Is
Fired Without Cause.
Washington-, March 28. General
Clarkson, the First Assistant Postmaster
General, was questioned to-day concerning
certain newspaper criticisms directed against
his policy in the appointment of fourth class
postmasters. In answer, he said that prac
tically all of the changes thus far have been
made for other than political reasons. A
large number of the appointments made
during the last administration were notor
iously bad, a considerable number had been
found to be delinquent in their accounts,
other changes had been made in order to
secure better locations tor the offices, and in
many cases appointments have been made
with a view to the removal of the offices
from the vicinity of saloons. In every case
of removal there had been good and suffi
cient cause therefore. Mr. Clarkson added:
Perhaps it is not generally known that my
predecessor, within the month or six weeks
prior to the 4th of March made over 1,000 ap
pointments of fourth-class postmasters for the
purpose, apparently of forcing them upon this
administration. This course had never been
pursued, ta. my knowledge, by any previous ad
ministration. During the last several weeks of
President Arthur's term not a single fourth
class postmaster was appointed except in rare
instances, where the exigencies of the service
demanded it, and when Postmaster General
Hatton resigned there were more than 3,000
resignations on file in his office. The commis
sions of the 1,000 appointees of my predecessor
were of course withheld, and these vacancies,
with others, are now being filled as rapidly as
THE REWARD OP EFFICIENCY.
Another Batch of Railway Mall Superin
Washington, March 28. The Post--master
General to-day, upon the recom
mendation of General Superintendent Bell,
appointed the following named Superin
tendents of the Railway Mail service:
Tenth division, headquarters at St. Paul,
Norman Parkins, vice Walter A. Butler,
resigned; Seventh division, headquarters at
St. Louis, J. P. Xindsey, vice R. M.
Thomas, resigned; Eleventh division, head
quarters at Fort Worth, Tex., J. S. Weaver,
vice George W. Hunter, resigned.
Mr. Parkins has been in the postal ser
vice for 17 years, and has risen by succes
sive promotions to be Chief Clerk at St
Paul, Mr, Iiindsey has been in the service
about the same length of time, and has also
risen by promotions to be Chief Clerk at
Kansas City. Mr. Weaver is also an old
and efficient employe of the Railway Pos
tal service, and is now a clerk on the Se
dalia and Dennison line.
These appointments, like those announced
two days ago, are made solely on account oi
long, faithful and distinctively efficient
A DISAPPOINTING LIST.
Only Two Little Appointments John C. New
at Last Confirmed.
WASHINGTON, March 28. The Presi
dent sent the following nominations to the
Senate to-day: Cassius M. Barnes, of Arkan
sas to be Receiver of Public Moneys at
Guthrie, Indian Territory; John I. TJille,
of Indiana, to be Register of the Land
Office at Guthrie, Indian Territory; Charles
E. Monteith, of Idaho, to be Agent for the
Indians of the Nez Perces Agency in
During the executive session of the Sen
ate the nominations of John C. New to be
Consul General at London, and Lewis
"Wolfley to be Governor ot Arizona were
FIGHTING FOB GOLD.
Conflicting Reports From tho Santa Clara
Gold Fields Few Good Claims, bnt
Much Bad Feeling Between
Americans and Mexicans.
ISrZCIJJ. TELEOBAM TO TUB DI8FATCH.1
Los Angeles, March 28. Conflicting
reports were received from the Santa Clara"
gold fields to-day. Nothing reliable has
been heard from the Mexican gulch, where
fighting is said to have occurred yesterday.
Captain Ernest Grosse, of the schooner
Emma, arrived in San Diego last night
from a cruise down the lower coast Leav
ing Eosenada the Captain explored the in
terior as far as Scamois Laguana, a large
lake, which, he states, is thickly populated
by immense whales and turtles. A message
from Santa Clara says that Captain Edward
Friend, correspondent of a San Diego news
paper, was given six minutes in whieh to
leave the camp because of his alleged ex
aggerated reports. The correspondent,
rather than endanger his life, left for the
A dispatch from a miner named Jake
Gruff says: The Mexicans and Americans
are quarreling over the quartz ledge. There
are only about half a dozen ledges worth
talking about, and there are 200 men claim
ing ground. I was told that two Mexicans
and one American had been shot while dis
puting about a piece of land. Those who
had washed out any gold have left the camp,
fearing that those there will have a general
eruption and do some robbing. Food is
A BLACKMAILER ENTEAPPED.
He Writes a Threatening Letter to a Lady
Who Calls Him Down.
ISFKCIAL TELEORAU TO TOE DISPATCH.l
Brooklyn, March 28. A well-dressed
man called on Wednesday at 71 McDougall
street and asked Mrs. Geraldine "Wenn
strom, the occupant, to let him
look over the house, as lie was
negotiating for its purchase. As
he was going away he requested
Mrs. Wennstrom to open and ITad a letter
addressed to her, adding that he knew the
contents of the letter, but not the writer.
Mrs. Wennstrom opened the letter and read
Mrs. W. Please give the bearer $5. If you
fail not to give it-1 will tell your actions to
your husband, which I have seen and have
proof, for 1 know all abont yon. If you put a
note in the same envelope It will be all right.
Yours truly, A Friend.
Mrs. W. did not give the $5, but re-
S nested the man to meet her at 8 o'clock, at
le corner of Ralph avenue and Chauncey
street. She and her husband consulted
in the afternoon with Police Cap
tain Folk about the matter, and
by the advice of the latter she was
at the corner referred to at the hour ar
ranged. She had not long to wait for her
blackmailing visitor, and while she was
conversing with him Policeman Long came
up and placed him under arrest At the
Fulton street station he gave the name of
Fred Henessy, but refused to give his resi
dence. THE C0L0E LINE IN CHUECH.
A Compromise Report Presented by the
Protestant Episcopal Committee.
Charleston, S. C, March 28. The re
port of the committee appointed by the
South Carolina diocesan convention of the
Protestant Episcopal Church to try and ar
range a settlement ot the color question,
whieh lead to the secession of nearly all the
Charleston churches two years ago, is pub
lished, to-day. v The report recommends a
compromise, which proposesto admit such
colored clergymen to the convention who
have been ,in connection with the church
for 12 months prios to May 18.
It also proposes a separate congregation
for the colored churches under the minis
tration of the bishop. No provision
is made for the admission of colored lay
delegates. The diocesan convention meets
at Anderson in May next If the report of
the committee is adopted, which is doubt
ful, three colored clergymen will be ad
mitted to the convention.
FIGHT IN A CHUECH.
Revolver Palled to Kettle Two Claims to
rsrxcTAi. telegram to tjie dispatch.
Paris, Kt., March 28. There was a
large congregation at the colored Methodist
church here to-night Just after the serv
ices began Ben Kellis entered, accompanied
by Mrs. Georgia Wheeler. He escorted her
to a seat John Page, who had gone out for
a drink of water, returned and claimed the
seat Kellis told Mrs Wheeler to retain it.
Page drew a revolver, and fired, but the
bullet crashed into a chandelier. A second
ball struck Kellis in the hip.
The people in the church were terribly
frightened and rushed out, many of them
being knocked down and seriously bruised.
During the confusion Page disappeared,
and the officers have been unable to find
him. Kellis' hip was broken by the ball,
and it is thought that he will die.
LITELI ON THE B0EDEES.
Texan Toughs Kill Mexican Policeman and
Greasers Want Tengeance.
ISPXCIAL TELEGBAJt TO THE DISPTCH.i
El Paso.Tex., March 28.-Four ruffians
from this city got drunk to-night, went over
to Paso Del Norte, and murdered two po
licemen. The Texans were raising a great
disturbance by shooting their revolvers and
tipping over apple and meat stands, when
two officers came up to arrest them. One of
the Americans shot the first policeman
dead, and then ran. The other officer made
an attempt to take the remaining three,
when another shot mortally wounded him.
The three ruffians then fled to the river
and swam across to this city. The first mur
derer escaped over the bridge with the
Mexican guard at his heels. Several shots
were fired at him. but he was not hit. Over
2,000 Mexicans are in this city to-night de
manding the return oi tne murderers.
Is a Pleasant Surprise to Premier Salisbury,
and Well Received.
LoNDON,March 28. Adispatch, announc
ing that President Harrison had nominated
Robert T. Lmcoln.as American Minister to
England, was read at a dinner given last
evening by Earl Cowper. Viscount Cran
borne, son of Lord Salisbury, was a guest,
and, upon hearing the news, he immediately
hurried to Arlington street and imparted'
the information Jo his father. The Prime
Minister said that the nomination was a
pleasant surprise for him.
The Daily Fobs, referring to the nomina
tion of Mr, Lincoln as American Minister
toEngland, says: "Mr. Lincoln will be
welcomed, if only for the name he bears."
Another Recent Wreck Discovered.
Lewes, Del., March 28. The British
brig Sunshine, from Parshaiba, reports that
on March 19, 150 miles northeast of Cape Hat
teras, she passed a large vessel, about 200
feet long, a ship or steamer, bottom up, cop
per painted, evidently a recent wreck. A
smashed boat water butts and broken oars
were near. The weather was too rough to
z Heavy Snow Storms In Stlrria.
Vienna, March 28. Heavy snow storms
are reported in Stirria. Immense tracts of
land have been flooded by the Jmelting, of
A Bucks County Family the Weak
Victims of Superstition.
THE MEDIUM DRIVEN OUT BY L MOB
Spirits of Dead Enemies Haunt and Destroy
the Farmer's Cattle.
IDLT BEMOANING THE WORK OF SPOOKS.
The Authorities to lake Charge of Their Persoa and
A strange story comes from Bucks county
of a family with a firm belief in witches.
They pinned their faith to a medium and
allowed the stock and farm to go to ruin
from neglect The 'medium was visited by a
posse of the neighbors and persuaded to
leave the place. The authorities will take
charge of the demented family.
TJhlebtown, Pa., March 28. A band
of 100 men, armed with revolvers p jd clubs,
yesterday went to the house of Newton Tet
temer, near here, and dragged from it "Will
iam Hill, colored, who professes to be a
spirit medium, and who lives at No. 426
Dilwyn street, Philadelphia. They ran the
terrified negro over the rough road to the
shores of the Delaware river and across the
bridge to Frenchtown, N. J., and after
making him confess that he was an impostor
ordered him to leave the place and never,
again return under pain of death. He was
injured by several stones thrown at him,
and had it not been for the presence of Con
stable Haneyhe undoubtedly would hare
The story of the causes that led to this en
forced exit of the colored medium is a curi
ots tale of superstition. It seems that
Newton Tettemer, 27 years old; his sister
Cassie, 22 years old, and bis mother Lydia,
about 50 years old, are slaves to their super
stitions, and that the valuable property
which they inherited from the husband and
father is fast slipping into the hands of a
number oi alleged spiritualistic mediums,
spirits in his cattle. '
Superstition is an hereditary ailment in
the Tettemer family, 'and last January
young Newton Tettemer conceived the idea
that the spirits of dead enemies were lurk
ing within the bodies of his cattle and de
stroying them. A band of gypsies hap
pened along his way and he had his fortune
told. They said he had many enemies and
advised him to call on Prof. De Blanchard,
at No. 814 Hamilton street, Allentown, who
would tell him what to do with his cattle.
He was referred from that place to F. J.
Grupp, at No. 1106 Fairmount avenue, in
this city, who sent him to the colored man
At the young man's solicitation Hill went
to TThlertown to live in January last, and
has been traveling between that place and
this city ever since. While he was at the
Tettemer house there wa3 much trouble
with the cattle. The manes of three horses
were found plaited every morning, although
the barn doors were securely fastened at
night. At other times the members of the
Tettemer family saw lights in the barn at
all hours of the night, and saw men walking
abont Hilt said- all these- stramre- things
-were 'done by witches, and that he would
drive them out
the medium was in clover.
While he was "driving them out" he
was staying at the house, getting paid very
liberally for his services and riding out very
frequently with Miss Cassie. It is more
on this account, it is believed, than any
other that the spirit medium was driven out
by the men, as the yonng farmers became
jealous, for Miss Cassie is rather a pretty
Yonng Tettemer is short and well built,
and wears a slight mustache. His mother
is a decrepit woman with gray hair, and has
the use of only one eye. Cassie is oi medium
height, and has rosy cheeks and a wealth of
black hair. All three sat moodily about
the kitchen range yesterday and told stories
of how the spirits were persecuting them
and the animals. The old lady remarked
in a doleful way that the hens for a time
were laying eggs that were shaped like
huckleberries and unfit to eat. The butter,
she said, would not "make," and had to be
UNSHAKEN FAITH IN THE MEDIUM.
They were very sorry that the negro had
been driven away, as a friend of his named
George Buck had done a great deal toward
treating the cattle. The Tettemers had
great faith in the two men, and the young
tarmer said mat ne was about to bring the
members of the mob to trial, but acknowl
edged that he did not know who they were.
How much money the spirit mediums re
ceived it is impossible to say, as Tettemer
will not divulge the amount
An effort will undoubtedly be made by
some of the residents of TThlertown to place
the property of the Tettemers under control
of tne authorities. The farm consists of 80
acres, with about 20 acres of woodland and
meadow, and is valued at $60 per acre. In
the barn there arc three good horses, six
cows, three bulls and a drove of swine, and
all bear evidence of woeful neglect While
the sturdy farmers thereabouts are in the
fields and tilling the soil in anticipation of
the coming harvest the Tettemers sit gloom
ily in their little white farmhouse and be
moan the presence of the spirits, and the soil
Several Important Bills Passed by the
fSPECIAI. TELEGKAU TO JHB DISPATCH.!
Columbus, O., March 28. Senate bill
to give the members of the Board of Par
dons salaries of $500 passed the House.
House bill to establish an insane asylum in
the eastern part of the State was defeated be
cause it provided the expense of construc
tion should be paid by the direct tax.
Cleveland vetoed the "bill which made the
provisions here incongruous. The House
passed by an almost unanimous vote the
bill to place the reformatory and benevo
lent institutions of the State under the
control of a single salaried b&ard of five
The author proposed to have one board in
stead of 12, the numberof institutions receiv
ing State aid, and 5 men in place of 60.
The bill requires the members of the board
to give bond in $20,000, pays salaries of
$2,500 and requires the members to devote
all their time to their duties.
Ther Stood Still and Watched a Man Being
Chicago, March 28. Attorney Frank
Collier, ho was severely, pounded at the
Republican primaries, obtained bench war
rants to-night for the arrest of Police Cap
tain Aldrich, Town Assessor Williams,
Policemen Curtis and Smith and a .number
of citizens. Assault with intent to murder
and conspiracy to prevent the complainant
from participating in the primary are the
It is pot claimed that the police did the
slugging, but that they, being unfriendly
to Collier's candidate, stood by and refused
to interfere, . ,y j ,
Of the Colored Cemetery SItnated at Cam
den, N. J. An Investigation by the
Board of Health Startling
Camden, N. J., March 28. The special
committee of the Camden Board of Health,
appointed to investigate the condition of
Butler's burial ground for colored people
in the rear of the Evergreen Ceme
tery, have made an official inves
tigation, assisted by several city officials.
The inquiry developed the fact that the
State sanitary and burial laws had been
grossly violated, and that serious results
might follow during the coming hot weather
and an epidemic of death dealing disease
might result from the surface interments.
Thirty.five tests were made as to what
depth bodies were interred. The iron
struck coffins 18 inches below the surface,
and in several cases the bodies were only
one foot deep. It was also said by the com
mission that when they dug up several
graves bones were turned up and the feet of
persons were plainly visible. Altogether;
it is said, few bodies are buried as deep as
three feet, and the stench of the decom-
Eosing flesh makes the place a nuisance and
reeds disease. Dempsey Butler, the owner
of the ground, is said to be worth 860,000,
and is a magnate among the colored people.
He said to-night:
I know nothing abont ghastly 'rumors
of dogs going Into the "graveyard and
eating human bones; dogs might bare
been seen there, but no complaint
has been made to my knowledge. Bodies
have been buried there without my knowledge
and without permits, but what they were I can
not say. .
BOTH TEX TO END THEIR LIVES.
Two Sisters Traveling South and Seeking
Death Along the Way.
Maxton, N. C., March 28. On a train
from Wilmington to-day was James H.
Keziah, of Chesterfield county, South
Carolina, who had with him his two
young daughters, whom he said ran
away from home last March. He started
out in search of them last December and
says he traveled almost entirely on foot He
claims to have visited Charlotte, Salisbury,
Greensboro, Durham, Raleigh, Golds
boro and Wilmington. At the latter place
yesterday he found the two girls.
He compelled them to leave, and at every
station they tried to get away, and several
times asked condnctors to help them to es
cape. They said their father was so crnel
that they would rather die than return
"When the train stopped here and they
got off" to change cars the young girl crept
onto the rear end of the coaeh, and it was
necessary to put her off by force. The other
one jumped off while the train was moving.
She made frantio efforts to throw herself
beneath the wheels. Both girla said they
would kill themselves before they got home,
THE TURKEY AN ANCIENT FOWL.
Cliff" Dwellers Used to Enjoy Roasts of the
fSPECIAI, TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Denver,' March 28. The recently dis
covered collection ot cliff dwellers relics in
New Mexico has been brought to Durango,
where they are attracting great attention.
The collection consists of human remains,
comprising 17 skulls and the skeleton of a
child, mummified feet and hands and
human hair. The pottery is comprised of
85 pieces, from gigantic coiled vases of 4
feet 1 inche's in circumference, to tiny
fragments of painted pottery
Among the relics"are"a number of, turkey
'bones, and the discoverer .relates that
in one of the cliff houses he found the
roosts of these fowls, also -nests, with
eggshells still in them, showing plainly
that the turkey had been domesticated by
this ancient people. He believes that La
Plata county once had a population of over
100,000, as the mint in some parts of the
county assume the dimensions of cities.
MRS. ROCKEFELLER'S DEATH.
Demise of the Mother of the Great Stand
ard Oil Magnate.
rSFECTAIt TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New York, March 28. Mrs. Eliza Da
vison Rockefeller, the mother of William
and John D. Rockefeller, of this city, died
yesterday morning at the home of William
Rockefeller, 689 Fifth avenue. Mrs. Rocke
feller was born in Auburn, Cayuga county,
about 76 years ago. Her parents came from
New Brnnswick, N. J., and were among the
pioneer settlers of Cayuga county. After
her marriage to Mr. Rockefeller she went to
Oswego, and later to Cleveland, where all
of the present generation of Rockefellers
Mrs. Rockefeller's health has been failing
for some time. Her death yesterday morn
ing was due to paralysis. The body will be
taken to Cleveland. The funeral will be
held at the home of her son Frank, on
Euclid avenue. The interment will be in
Lake View Cemetery.,
AFEAIES IN HAITI.
Hot Fighting Still Going on inThat Troubled
New Toek, March .28. The brig Sola
rio, which arrived this morning from Hayti
reports: "We left P.rt-au-Prince on March
10. On that day the city was very excited
oveFthe news that at that moment Legi
time's gunboats were bombarding Gon
aives. Three of the gunboats, the Belize, the
Dessalines and the Toussain t l'O verture,were
said to be doing terrible damage. The
bombarding had been going on for some
hours and it was thought that the town
would be entirely destroyed."
Reports of several decisive battles were
brought by the German steamship Prinz
Hans Frederick from Port-au-Prince. Min
ister Preston has not as yet returned from
his trip to Washington, where, it is said, he
is endeavoring to get an interview with the
Secretary of State James G. Blaine.
GR0TER ENJOYING HIMSELF.
The Ex-Presldental Pnrty Seeing tho Sights
Tampa, March 28. The Cleveland party
arrived at Tampa this afternoon. All are
greatly pleased with their .visit to Havana.
They visited the new hotel at Tampa and
then drove out to Ybor City, where immense
cigar factories are located. From there they
took a special train for Sanford and
Orlando, where they will stop over a
short time, proceeding to Jupiter Inlet to-'
The Jacksonville Committee has been in
telegraphic communication with the party
to-day, but they are uncertain when they
can be entertained .here.
MARI'S BIG BROTHERS.
They Decidedly Obect to the Lover of Their
'SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
WlLKESBAEBE, March 28. John Hon
eran loved Mary Yanching, but Mary's
brothers objected. White Cap notices were
sent the lover without effect. Mary's broth
ers visited Honeran's boarding house last
night, took him out, lied a rope around his
neck, and dropping him to the ground,
dragged him over streets until nearly dead.
Honeran begged fpr mercy, which was
granted on condition that he give up Marv.
Her brothers,. Howell-and Stephen Yanch
ing, were arrested and are in jail for trial.
LETTEKS THAT COME.
Secretary Wfndoin's Mail- Much
Larger Than He Has Time to Bead.
THE TRICKS TO REACH HIS EYE.
His "Tife obliged to Sign Her Name on the
Outside of the Envelope.
OTHER PROMINENT MEN ANNOYED.
How Allen Thorndjio BIcs Lost the Tote of a South
9 . .
Prominent men at the National Capital
have to resort to peculiar means of obtain
ing the mail they wish to read. Their cor
respondents who seek office have made use
of nearly every manner of marking mail so
that it will reach the eye of the gentleman
for. whom alone it is intended. A certain
Southern Senator intends to have Allen
Thorndyke Rice know what he -did when he
snubbed a Senator.
ISFECIAli TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
WASHINGTON, March 28. Secretary
Windom gets so many letters that he does
not have time to read them. It is a trick
the offiee seekers have tomark their com
munications "personal" with the hope that
they may receive greater attention and not
be thrown into the waste basket. The Sec
retary's daily mail contains 300 or 400 letters
marked "Personal," so that it is im
possible for him to open and read them all
himself, and he has to turn them over to
his private secretary to discriminate between
the gennine and bogus. Mrs. Windom is
in New York, and in order that her letters
may not get into the mail with those from
office-seekers, she incloses them in a pecu
liar kind of envelope, and writes upon them
in a large hand: "From Mrs. Windom,"
so that when the private secretary sees this
he can throw them out.
The Senatorsull get their share of mail,
and it is mostly of the same character.
Some of them do not have time to read the
letters they get Senator Cullom has three
clerks at work answering his correspond
ence, and is'now several hundred letters be
hind. Another Senator whose mail is
quite as large, has his wife inclose her let
ters under cover to his private secretary in
order that he can pick them out of the rest
ONE SENATOR'S CAUSE FOR ANGER,
Hon. Allen Thorndyke Blco Lost a Southern
rSPECIAI, TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, March 28. There is at
least one Senator who will not vote for the
confirmation of Mr. Allen Thorndyke Rice,
for the following reason: Mr. Rice, as is
well known, is editor and. proprietor of the
North American Review, lives at the Bre
voort House in New York, and is a gentle
man of rather exclusive habits. This par
ticular Senator, who hails from a Southern
State, was invited by Mr. Rice to contribute
an article' to the North American Review.
Being inNew York shortly after, he thought
he would drop in and talk the subject over
wlth-theedMefc" - . J
He went rsl to the headquarters of the
North American Review, atthe corner of
Fourteenth street and Fifth avenue, where
he was told that Mr. Rice seldom came to
his office and did most ofhis business at his
rooms at the Brevoort House. That is not
far away, so. theSenator walked down there
and sent up his card. There was nothing
upon the card to indicate that he was a
Senator of the United States, and Mr. Rice
probably did not recognize the name, be
cause he sent ' his valet down to inquire
what the -fellow wanted. The Senator,
who is a man of great dignity, naturally
felt insulted to be waited upon by the edi
tor's valet, and sent an indignant message
to Mr. Rice, in which he intimated that he
might go to a warmer country than Russia.
COLLIDED IN A FOG.
A Steamer Runs Down a Schooner With a
Couple of Men Aboard.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Noefolk, VA., March 28. The Old Do
minion steamship Wyanoke, from New
York, arrived here to-night, five hours late,
after having been in collision off the Dela
ware capes with the schooner Ruth
Darling at 2:15 this morning.
At the time of the collision
a dense fogi prevailed, which was so thick
tbat the man- in the schooner's how says he
could not see ahead more than half the
vessels length. When the Wyanoke
struck the schooner her bows cut clean
through her, and she sunk in ten minutes
As the Wyanoke struck the schooner
Arthur Ashton, a seaman, jumped from the
rigging and caught her anchor chains, and
thus saved himself. Captain Lowell,
who was at the schooner's wheel at
the time of the disaster, and seaman
Charles H. Harrison were both lost. Chief
Mate Bradford B. Browne was insensible
when rescued from the paddle wheel of the
ship, which he had caught hold of as it
passed over him. He was seriously in
jured. MOURNING JOHN BRIGHT.
Salisbury Enloslzes Him, While the Times
Attacks Mr. Gladstone.
London, March 28. In the House
of Lords this afternoon the Marquis of
Salisbury, speaking of Mr. Bright, said:
"He has special qualities 'for which he
will be admired and noted in his
tory. He was the greatest master of
English oratory in the present generation,
the eloquence of his style giving fitting ex
pression to his burning, noble thoughts.
He possessed a singular rectitude of char
acter. He was inspired by pure patriotism
from the beginning of his career to its
The Times,jn a leader referring to the
tributes paid to the memory of Mr. Bright
by the House of Lords, makes it the occa
sion for a scathing reference to Mr. Glad
stone. FARMER UMBERGER'S MURDERERS.
Two of the Accused Persons Are Bound
Over for Court.
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Ligonieb, March 28. At the hearing in
Somerset to-day, evidence was produced suf
ficient to hold Joseph and David Nicely for
the murder and robbery of Farmer ,TTmber
ger for the May term of court. Collins
Hamilton, who was arrested on suspicion,
was discharged. During the hearing the
Court House was crowded to its utmost
All available space was taken, the crowd
pressing the Judges' stand, so there was
scarcely breathing room. People were pres
ent from the remotest quarter of the county,-,
and the excitement and interest manifested
was most intense. Never In the history of
the county has such feeling been aroused.
Hatalle Will Keep Oat of Belgrade.
Belgrade, March 28. Ex-Queen vNa
talie has promised that she will not attempt
to return at present.
YEEY MUCH MIXED.
The Political Situation at St. Louis In a
Decidedly Muddled Sltnallon Re
publicans and Democrats Torn
- Into Factions Fan In
St. Louis, March 28. Th'e political situ
ation here is at a high tension, and much
bitterness has been engendered in both lead
ing parties. The Republicans have named
Colonel James C. Butler for Mayor, and his
opponent in the convention, D. P. Slattery,
publicly avows that he was slanghtered by
a free use ot boodle. Mr. Slattery threat
ened to run independently, but was finally
prevailed upon to not thus imperil party
success. The Republican City Central
Committee 13 made up largely of Slattery
men, and to-day when Colonel Butler was
called upon to pay over to the committee an
assessment of $3,000, he declined to comply
unless he knew how the money was to be
Thereupon members of the committee
threatened to take his name off the ticket
and substitute another candidate, which, it
is claimed, will be done unless Colonel But
ler pays over his assessment The feeling
is heightened by an evening Republican
paper to-night bolting for the nominee for
Mayor, and coming out for the Democratic
The Democrats are no better off. After a
bitter personal contest between George W.
Allen, the present Mayor of St. Louis, and
Judge F. A. Noonan, of the Court of Crim
inal Correction, the latter was nominated
for the Mayoralty. The Jeading morning
Democratic paper had bitterly opposed the
nomination of Noonan, on the. ground that
he was the alleged champion of the saloon
element, and freely predicted his'defeat it
nominated. Messages from Washington to
party leaders say the election in St. Lonis
is regarded there with much solicitude,
owing to the remarkable result of the No
vember election, when the Republicans
footed up a majority of over 10,000, and an
exciting time is looked for at the polls next
A FREAK OF NATURE.
The Famous Siamese Twins Discounted In
New Yobk, March 28. A curious bit of
humanity, far more remarkable than the
famous Siamese twins, was ushered into this
world last night. The new comer, a little
girl, or rather a pair of them, was the
daughter of a German woman who lives at
No. 362 East Eleventh street. The child
died a few minutes after it was born. All
the individual members of the body, with
the exception of the head and neck, were
donblfe, were in a perfect state of develop
ment and were well formed.
The face was more than ordinarily pretty.
There were two sets of ears, one pair in the
natural position on the sides of the head
and the other pair close together marked
the point at which the two heads coalesced
at the back.
Adellcate film of cutaneous tissue, orig
inating at the base of the single neck,
joined the two bodies, each of which was
equipped with an independent set of respi
ratory and digestive organs. The ex
tremities were unusually well developed.
The four arms had each a tiny hand
with nails and articulated joints, and
through the transparent skin the delicate
outlines of the bony structure could be
seen. The lower extremities, too. like the
upper ones, were four in number, and each
terminated in a well-shaped foot.
DETROIT; BREWERS WILL SELL.
If the Syndicate Will Pay the Price Ther
Can Have cue Plant.
DEIBOITr March 28. E. W. Voigt, doing
the biggest beer brewing business in De
troit, has succumbed to the blandish
ments of the agents of the English brew
ery syndicate and given an option
on his pfant. Michenfelder & Co., Charles
Endress and Jacob Mann & Co. have also
statsd the price at which they will sell their
breweries, and the aggregate amount is
$500,000. The bargain includes the agree
ment of the breweries to take one-third of the
purchase price in stock, and the proprietor
agrees to manage the brewery for three
years, for which he will receive a salary.
The one-third of his price which he receives
in shares is secured by mottgage on the real
estate and plant of the concern.
Voigt's brewery, which has a capacity for
60,000 barrels a year, will be stocked at
about "$1,600,000. Mr. Voigt has gone to
London to make a personal investigation of
the scheme before closing the deal.
A FIGHT FOR A CHILD.
Uncles Disputing Over the Possession
Their Little Heiress Niece.
Albany, N. Y., March 28. Frederick E.
Brett, of Chicago, is in this city, and pro
poses to get possession of his 8-year-old
niece, who was in East Greenbush, by
habeas corpus r proceedings. The child is
mentally and physically infirm. She is
heir to an estate valned at about $60,000, left
by her parents, who died in Michigan.
The father on his deathbed expressed the
wish that his brother, Frederick E. Brett,
should be the child's guirdian, but the
mother's brother, F. A. Clark, to wh'm, by
the will, the property reverts, should the
child die before she is 21, obtained letters
of guardianship in Kalamazoo, Mich., and
placed her with Miss Landon, Mrs. Brett's
sister. Sbe brought the child to Greenbush.
Mr. Brett took out letters of guardianship
in Massachusetts. The fight is between the
AN EARLY MORNING FIRE
Calls Out the Allegheny Department, and
Causes a Loss of S2.500.
Shortly .before 2 o'clock this morning a
fire broke out in the two-story brick stable
on the property of James L. Graham,
corner Race and Isabella streets, Allegheny,
and before it could be extinguished the
building was a complete wreck. The stable
was used by Samuel McKnight, tha hard
ware man, who loses his" wagons and other
articles to the amount of $500. MeKnight's
horse was saved.
It was feared for a time that the fire
would spread, and two alarms were sent
out. The total loss will not exceed $2,500.
THE ZAR AGAIN IN DANGER.
Numerous Arrests of Suspected Bomb
Makers Throughout Russia.
London, March 29. It is stated that the
discovery of the illicit manufacturers of
bombs at Zurich furnished a 'clew to a gi
gantic plot existing throughout Russia for
a new series of attempts upon the life of the
Numerous arrests have been made in
Moscow, Kieff, Odessa, and various other
places in Southern Russia.
Protection in France.
Paeis, March 28. The Chamberof Depu
ties to-day passed a bill doubling the import
duties on rye, and adding 5 francs per 100
weight to the duty on rye meal.
Empress Elizabeth Thought to Be Dying.
Vienna, March ,28. The condition of
Empress Elizabeth is said to be serious.
The 'court physicians are in constant attendance.
fn the Throes of
Court Amid a
Fire of Questions.
THE OLD GIRL MAY RECOVER
But the Ranks of the Saloon Keepers
"Will Surely be Depleted.
THE TFE0NG HAN REFUSED A MEAL.
An Honest Farmer In Great Demand on tho
North.Ide A Few Requirements ef tho
Granger When He strikes the Bnrg X
Husband Wisely Sends BU Wife to
Conrt and She May Win The Jndga
Rather Has a UlUng for Old Soldiers.
Allegheny wheels into line. Her ranks
somewhat broken, but the Court's charge is
repulsed in several instances. Old soldiers
favored. A wise husband sends his wife,
and the woman wins. Great demand for
farmers, bnt the article is scarce. Tha
shadow of great coming changes in the
sister city. Jndge White expects to wind
up Allegheny this week.
Many an Allegheny saloon keeper mat his
Waterloo in 'License Court yesterday.
There will be some surprising changes in
the saloons of that city. The downtown
houses are almost as well known as those in
this city, and when" the man who is now out
of the city comes back after May 1, he will
find perhaps that his favorite resort is a
thing of the past.
Many of yesterday's applicants admitted
that they had a large bottle trade. The
Court frowns upon this.
In the examination of ore of the appli
cants the Court said he would not take any
affidavit to anything when it was denied by
the applicant; that if anyone had any
charge to make against an applicant he must
appear in court.
The saloon keepers of this cityshouldper
mit that honest yokel who grins so charm
ingly upon the top of a load of hay, and
sells his birthright to a "green goods man,"
to have every privilege that his house can
afford. They have saved many a man's
neck and his license. It is surprising the
number of tillers of the soil there are about
this city. There are apparently more far
mers than residents of Pittsburg. There is
a slang term which denominates a persoa
who hasjittle more than honesty as a "far-mer,"-andwhen
a saloonist states that his
house is a great resort for farmers, he may
mean these individuals.
HABITS OF THEFAE1LEE.
That poor farmer must be an enormous
eater and drinker. Three-fourths of the ap
plicants who have been examined have
given as one of the reasons for his keeping:
a saloon is that it is necessary in order to
accommodate the farmers.
The traveling public is another large and
necessary person. He has many wants,
a stomach of large size, a thirst which can
not be assuaged and is continually seeking
for a place where he can rest his weary body.
There are a host who wish to gratify all his
desires at the rate of so much per gratify,
Judge White's mail must have been
enormous for the past few weeks. He has
received oceans of information regarding
the saloon keepers of this county. A man
who is an entire stranger will appear before
His Honor and think he is secure because
of his not being known, when he will be
asked if such and such is not the case. He is
surprised, and looks appealingly toward his
counsel, and will then either emphatically
deny the allegation, or else have to admit it
to be the truth.
The applications heard yesterday were:
First ward Frederick Benchler, 35 West
Diamond street; William Booth, 7S Robinson
street; P. F. Cnllin, 139 Lacock street; Edward
Engelman, 9 Robinson street; William Hoff
man, 73 Federal street; John Limegrover, Jr.
44 Ohio street; Henry Mackin. 65 Federal
street; J. S. Moore, 34 West Diamond street;
Charles R. O'Brien. 69 Lacock street; Henry
Schreiber, Charles Schreiber, 35 and 36 Dia
mond; Frederick Vogel, 40 Ohio street.
Second ward John Benkart, 124 Taegart
street; Thomas Byrne. 84 Irwin avenue; George '
Baumann, 1 and 3 Charles street; Patrick S.
Crawford, 337 Pennsylvania avenue; Sarah
Henkel, corny Federal street and Montgomery
avenue: Adam Heyl, 18 to 22 Buena Vi3ta
Btreet; David G. Jones, 145 Federal street; Loais
Keiflen. 120 Taggart street; Loais Lantner. 118
and 150 West End avenue: Gilson C.Lightcap,
corner Taylor and Irwin avenues; Christian
Ortmann. 1 Fremont street: William O'ljonneH,
75 Perrysville avenue; P. J. Bitter. 217 Federal
street; Robert L Rhode., corner of Ohio and
West Diamond; Max Schneider, 171 and 172
Federal street; Joseph Smith, 1S9 Federal
street; Fred Volbrecht, S3 Irwin avenue.
Third ward-John Bayer, 229 Ohio street;
Nicholas Bayer, 161 Madison avenue; William
Beilstein. 261 and 263 Ohio street; J. C. Breit
laucb, 153 Ohio street: JoseDh Binder, 143 Ohio
street; Henry Coppes, 191 Ohio streetr Robert
Campbell, 57 Ohio street; Fred Doepke, 41 Mid
dle street; Joseph H. Deginter, 57 Third street;
Gottlieb Dahlinger, 121 Madison avenne; Al
bert C. Darrah, 60 James s'treet; Amelia D'el.
90 East stieet: Anthony Filman, 73 Ohio street;
Fred .W. Goimer. 45 East Diamond street;
Christian Gerst, 63 and 65 Cedar avenue; John
Geber, 172 Madison avenue; Theodore Hucken
stem, corner East street and North
avenue; Joseph Illenberger, 151 Ohio
street; Joseph Jaeyer. 165 Madison ave
nue, Paul Krapp. 135 Third street;
Adam King, 150 Madison avenne; George Leh
ner, 185 Ohio street; Peter Loebig, 92 East
street; Frederick Lang. 143 Madison avenue;
Andrew Langlitz, 153 Ohio street; Lorenz Latt
ner, 196 Madison avenue; John B. Miller. 13
East street; Henry Meyers, 89 Second street;
Frank McCoy, 49 North Diamond; Julias Rlt
zel, 102 Perry street; William Seker. 58 Second
street; Louis Schaefer, 77 East street; John
Stotz, 17 East street; Charles Schlatter, 13S
Madison avenue; Mathias Stehle. 43 and 45
East street; Frederick Ulmer, 36 East street;
Emlle Wey, 9 and 11 Middle street; Charles
Wilt, 206 Federal street.
In the Fourth ward William Bordett, 2 Fed
eral street; Amos Blum, 100 Ohio street; John
H. Bracken, 8 A'nderson street; Egidius Bech
told, 74 Federal street; Gottlieb Brinkman, IIS
South Canal street: David Bauman, SO Madison
avenne; George Boesbaus, 2ti Chestnut street;
Anton Brlegel, 31 East Diamond street; Thomas
Burger, 140 South Canal street; Jane Diet.
Voger, 73 Main street; George FJbonrne, 11
Kobinson street; Aaam imicn, aos onio street)