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IE 01? OF GRACE
.'Granted Mr. Halstead by the
.Senate io Which to With:
draw His Name.
SHERMAN TO SPEAK AGAIN,
Making One More Effort to Prevent
the, Editor's Rejection,
ETARTS DENOUNCES THE APPOINTEE
Halstead' Cause Championed by Senator
Spooner Evans, Teller and Payne Bhorr
the Would-Be BllnUter No. Mercy
Payne Rays the Fight In the Cincinnati
Paper Against Him Was Iho Besnlt of
a Newspaper Sotr He Wonld Tote to
Send Halstead Permanently to Siberia
How Senator Sherman Took Snap Judg
ment on His Colleague Payne Confident
the Senate Will Sustain Its Dignity and
Reject the Appointment.
Three hours were consumed by-the Senate,
yesterday in consideration of. the nomina
tion of Murat Halstead, of Cincinnati, to
the German Mission. Several Republicans
spoke against the confirmation, and Mr.
Sherman was given till to-day to close the
case for the nominee. It has been learned
that Senator Sherman rushed the .name of
Halstead through the Committee on For
eign Belations, .taking snap judgment on
Senator Payne, who is a member of the
committee, but yrho was not aware that
Halstead's name was under consideration
until he read the report in the papers.
IBrECIAI. TXUCnAXTO THX DISPATCH. 1
Washington, March 29. The Senate
of the United States was occupied for three
hours and a half to-day in the discussion of
personal journalism pending the confirma
tion of Editor Halstead as Minister to Ber
lin. 2ft) action was taken upon his nomina
tion, because Mr. Sherman; who wants to
close the debate,, was not feeling well, and,
asked that a vote be deferred until to
morrow. Perhaps the one day of grace granted Mr.
Halstead is due somewhat to the appear
ance of the chaplain this morning to open
the Senate with prayer. He was detaised
by a funeral .yesterday, and didn't arrive in
time, so that the divine blessing was not in
voked for the proceedings of that day.
' Mr. Sherman made the first speech, and
it was very short. He said that he hoped
the Senators who had objected to Mr. Hal
stead's confirmation would agree with him
that words written in the heat of passion
of such worthy character and useful
ness in the party.
Warm Words Always Used In Debate.
Mr. Spooner followed Mr. Sherman and
spoke at length in the same way, taking
the ground that lawyers in court often said
things about one another that were to be
taken in b Pickwickian sense. Political
opponents did the same thing on the stump;
Senators and "Representatives in Congress
had their tilts in debates.and used language
which was often offensive, but not Intended
so, and that editors who did the same thing
ought to be forgiven for it.
Mr. Spooner said he had received as much
newspaper abuse as anybody of his age and
experience, but he had always kept up his
friendship with the men, and had never felt
that he should cherish any resentment. He
thought that Mr. Halstead's course had
been imprudent; that he had used language
that was unjustified; that by disappoint
ments he had been provoked into making
attacks that he sincerely regretted, and that
it was hardly fair, after this lapse of time,
to hold him to account and punish him so
severely as was proposed.
Mr. E varts on Senatorial Dignity.
Then Mr. Rvarts took the floor and made
what the Senators say was a very funny
speech, in which he recounted the com
ments that had been made upon him in the
newspapers from time to time, particularly
by Mr. Halstead. He spoke in a jolly
mood at first, but afterward became serious,
and said that while he did not object to fair
and honorable criticism, he thought the
time had come to assert the dignity of the
Senate and rebuke the class of editors who
took the liberty behind the anonymous edi
torial page to assault the honor and the mo
tives of men who might differ with them in
i Mr. Hoar defended Mr. Halstead, and re
vived the history of the Payne case, he hav
ing made the report from the Committee on
Privileges and Elections, which recom
mended the forfeiture of the seat of the
junior Senator from Ohio.
Mr. Payne In His Own Defense.
This brought Mr. Payne to his feet. He
fs suffering from a very severe cold, and
although his voice is at times not strong
enough to reach the corners of the chamber,
his words were scarcely audible to-day, and
He uttered them with great effort and ap
parent pain. He said that he.hadbeen a
candidate for the Senate against his "wish,
and that be bad been elected without any
effort on his own part, as the candidate of
ljis party. .No sooner had his election been
announced than Mr. Halstead, through the
Commercial Gazette, commenced a series of
attacks upon him and his friends which
were not only unjust, but outrageous; that
there was no intention on the part of the
Legislature of Ohio to question the title to
his seat until tkj Republican members of
that body had been dragooned into doing so
by Mr. Halstead.
The fight made against him, Mr. Payne
said, was not made by the Republicans of
the State, but by Mr. Halstead personally,
because of newspaper rivalry; that the Cin
cinnati Enquirer and Commercial Gazette
had been at war for some time, and as the
Enquirer favored his election, the Commer
cial fought that paper over his .shoulders.
He . said if the nomination had been to
Russia, with a proviso that .the nominee
should go on to Siberia and never return, he
would gladly vote for confirmation.
; s. . Sir. Payne Makes an Impression.
-The Senators gathered around thevener.
-. (able gentleman from Ohio and listened to
I .-. a .., , ttt ; : ; i i - i -.t i -& ?&".
his remarks, whicH-were spoken in a con
versational manner and made a marked im
"Following him Mr: Teller spoke again,
and brought in several files of the Commer
cial GazeMe, whjchi-had, not, been quoted
from before. -It appeared that he had "been
industriously searching them for evi
dence to show that the attack upon
the Senate in the Payne case was
not an exception, hut that it was
Mr. Halstead's habit to speak his mind
more freely about public men than circum
stances justified. He read some of bis at
tacks upon General Grant and Blaine and
upon" Garfield - arid other men, which he
said showed a degree of imprudence and
lack of discretion that unfitted Mr. Hal
stead to hold any diplomatic position. He
had not only blackguarded members of the
Senate, but had shown himself
Incapable of Being Fair or Decent
in his treatment of his opponents, and was
not the right kind of a man to intrust with'
the delicate duties incumbent upon the'
Minister to Germany.
"When Mr." Teller concluded Mr. Sher
man arose and asked an adjournment. The
Republicans 'who "are opposed to "Mr. Hal-,
stead, .insisted upon a vote, but when Mr.
Sherman appealed to them for a postpone
ment, on-the ground thai he was not feeling
well, they consented to let the case go over
Mr. Watterson has been using a good
many telegraph blanks to-day, and has
kept the wires between "Louisville and
Washington hot with messages to Demo
cratic Senators and people in Washington
who are thought to have influence with
them, urging Mr. Halstead's confirmation.
He succeeded in persuading Mr. Blackburn
to take up a defense of his iriend, but drove
Mr. Reck from the Senate Chamber. The
latter, it is said, will not vote against Hal
stead, but will not vote for him.
Several Waste Baskets Well Filled.
Senators Eustis, Gibson, Vest, Harris and'
others, wh have received messages from
Mr. Watterson, have thrown them in the
waste basket, and no other person, except
Mr. Call, of Florida, is on the fence. Mr.
Eustis will make a speech against Halstead
to-morrow, and Mr. Harris and Mr. Gorman,
will endeavor to solidify the ranks so that
Halstead will not get any more votes.
On the Republican side the samemen who.
voted against Halstead yesterday will do so
again to-morrow, and it is said that two or
three others who were absent when the first
vote was taken will join the opposition.
Who they are cannot be learned, as there
appears to be a certain degree of terrorism
existing on the Republican side; a fear that
the action in the Halstead case may affect
the standing of the gentlemen who vote
against him at the White House.
How Senator Sherman Bashed the Name
of Halstead Through the Committee
on Foreign Belations Payne
rSrXCIJJ. TSXZGBA-t TO THE DISPATCH. J
Washington, March 29. The manner
in which Mr. Sherman rushed the name of
Mr. Halstead through the Committee on
Foreign Relations has placed that gentle
man in a very awkward position. The
Senate of the United States is the most con
servative body in the world, and resort is
.rarely taken to snap judgment. The, per-
'son&i-wisbes or Senators particularly -interested
in. any measure or nomination are
always given the greatest consideration,
and for these reasons the action of Senator
Sherman, in taking advantage otthe ab
sence of Senator Payne, a member of the
Foreign Affairs Committee, to make a favor
able report on Mr. 'Halstead's nomination,
is all the more conspicuous.
Mr. Halstead's name was sent to the Sen
ate on "Wednesday. Thursday was not the
regular meeting day of the committee, but
Mr. Sherman had ample time to send no
tices to the members if he desired a meet
ing of the committee on Thursday. No
notices were sent, and no meeting was
called in the morning, but a report was
handed around for members of the commit
tee to sign.
Senator Payne was not in his seat It
bad. been extensively advertised that he
would oppose Mr. Halstead's nomination
on personal grounds of highest privilege,
and Mr. Sherman did not intend to take
any risks by waiting for his return. The
favorable report received the signatures of
Senators Frye, Dolph and Sherman. Mr.
Eustis refused to join in any report, and
Mr. Evans said that he was opposed to the
nomination, but would not antagonize a re
port. The Committee on Foreign Affairs con
sists of nine members, five ot whom area
quorum for the transaction of business.
Mr. Sherman, in his anxiety to rush Mr.
Halstead's name through, took the liberty,
of making a favorable report signed by
three members,and then moved its adoption,
while Mr. Payne, the most interested mem
berof the Senate, was absent from the'body,
detained by sickness, no notice being given
him of the contemplated action.
In fact Mr. Payne did not know that Mr.
Halstead's namehad been" voted on till he
read of his rejection in the paper next morn.
ing. He went immediately to Senator
Sherman and demanded an explanation,
which that gentleman was unable to give
It is understood 'that Mr. Payne's desire
to dispose of the case promptly was the only
thing that prevented his making an inquiry
in the Senate upon the methods adopted by
his colleague in securing a favorable report
from the committee.
AN OFFICE FOE STONEWALL'S WIDOW;
The Lady Tendered a Postmostership,
Which She Gracefully Declines.
rSrZCUO. TELEGRAM TO THE DtSFATCH.
Richmond, March 29. Very recently
the assurance was conveyed to the widow of
Stonewall Jackson, at the request of one
who represented that he spoke for the Presi
dent and Postmaster General "Wanamaker,
that they desired her to accept the appoint
ment as postmaster of Lexington, Va. Mrs.
JacKson has not been a resident of Lexing
ton for many years, and is now living in
Randolph county, South Carolina. Her re
ply to a friend who wrote her that he was in
formed that she had only to signify her will
ingness to accept to receive the appointment,
was that, while sensible of the kindness
which prompted the move, she Would be un
able to give an affirmative answer, but must
She said that her father is now 91 years
of age and need her presence; that, though
she dearly Ioed Lexington and all its peo
ple, the place aid not suit her health and
she was confident she had not the requisite
qualifications to fill the; office. The" cor
respondence with Mrs. Jackson, conducted
through a personal friend, was, at the sug
gestion of a prominent Virginia Republi
can, who, it is believed, stands in high
favor at Washington. He said he spoke for,
both Wanamaker and Harrison, and that in
this movement they designed to express
their high appreciation of the noble wife ot
a great Confederate, and iffjso ,dping;give
evidence of their fraternal feeling for the
nirn vim? PflUfiTniWTS '
uvu livu iuuiiiiiiiiuiiy some
o the men who held the second office in the gift
of the people, by EdwardWnghi Brady, in to
BOLDEST ON EECOED.
The Champion Bank Bobber of the'
World Shows Up at Denver.
HE PERSUADES. THE! 'RESIDENT,
With a Cocked Revolver and a Bottle of,
SIGN AND CASH A CHECK FOB $21,000;
A Score of Cietb Standing Annua Sever Knew JThat
A man secured ,an interview with the:
President, of the First National Bank ot
Denver in order to expose a conspiracy to
rob the "bank. He exposed it by' pulling
out a revolver and a bottle of nitro-glycer--inc.
and ordering a check to be filled out1
for $21,000. Under similar, inducements
the check was duly cashed. The robber
has escaped and the banker "is jrostrated.
Denveb, "March 29. the .boldest and
most specessful bank robbery ever reported'
in the West was perpetrated upon the First1
National Bank at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The robber succeeded in getting away with,
521,000. The cashier of the bank, in an in-,
terview with a reporter a fevj minutes; after
the robbery, gave the following account of
the affair: f
Yesterday morning, immediately after the"
.opening of the bank, a well-dressed man,
with light moustache and' complexion, and.
of medium height, walked" into the hank"
and. asked Assistant Cashier Ross Lewin
where he could see Mr. Moffatt, President bf
the bank. Mr. Xewin .informed him. that
he could see Mr, Moffatt. who also is Presi
dent of the Denver and Rio Grande Rail
way, at the President's office, in the Chees
man block. '
exposing a conspibacy.
Nothing more was1 seen or heard of the
stranger until this morning about 10 o'clock,
when he entered the railway' office and,
asked to see Mr. Moffatt on important busi
ness. He was admitted, to his private room,'
and briefly stated that he had discovered a
conspiracy whereby the First National
Bank was to be robbed of a large amount of
Mr. Moffatt told the man he was very
busy at that moment, but would be pleased,
to meet him at his private office in the bank'
at 1 o'clock. With this the man left the
building. A few minutes after the hour
appointed he called at the bank, and was
shown into the President's office.
While remaining standing he inquired if
the cashier, -8. N.- Wood, was in, and was
told that he was at lunch. He then asked
for a blank check 'for the purpose of showing
how the robbery was to be perpetrated. The
check was handed .him, belaid it upon the'
desk in Iront of Mr. iloflatt, and said:
AN EABNEST BEQUEST.
"I will have to do this myself' and
pulling a large revolver from his coat,
placed it at Mr. Moffatt's head and in a de
cidedly earnest, but unexcited manner,
said: "I.want $21,000 and am going to have'
it. I have considered this matter-and the
chances I am-running, and the consequences
if I fail and am arrested. I am penniless
and a desperate man, and have been driven,
during the past week" to that point where I
nave considered suicide as the only means
of escape from the poverty and misery in
which I exist- Sou have millions. "I am
determined to have what I have asked for.
If you make a noise, call a man, or ring a
bell, I will blow your brains out and then
blow up the building and myself with this
bottle of nitro-gylcerine ( which he at that
moment pulled ont of another pocket).
Now take your choice."
Moffatt started to argne with the man, but
was stopped with the information that it
was useless, and that he had but two min
utes in which to fill ont the check before
him for $21,000, if he desired to live. Mof
fatt seeing no other alternative filled out the
check and was then ordered to take it'to
the paying teller and get it cashed.
A CHECK THAT TVAS CASHES.
Mr. Moffatt left his office and with the
man behind him with the revolver par
tially concealed under his overcoat, and
with the muzzle almost against Moffatt's
back marched him behind the counter and
up to Paying Teller Keeley, with the
request that the check be immediately
cashed. They then remarched into Moffatt's
jpffice without attracting the attention
of the 15 or 20 other clerks who
were busy at work within two feet of where
they passed. Alter they had remained in
the private office three or four.minutes, the
robber informed Mr. Moffatt that they were
wasting time, and that he had better step to
the door and motion to his teller to come to
him, which he did. Moffatt instructed him
to bring the money into his office, and as
the teller turned to go away the robber told
him he wanted 30 $1,000 bills and $1,000 in
The money was brought in and handed
over to the gentleman who for a few brief
moments had owned the bank, and, waiting
until the teller bad reached his desk, he
backed out to the front door, making Mr.
Moffatt remain standing in his door until
he had reached the curbstone. He then
raised his hat and walked around the corner
and has not yet been heard of. Mr. Moffatt
is completely prostrated with the shock.
Detectives are out after the man, "but no
trace of him has been found.
THE TVBONG MAN AEEESTED.
The man who committed the robbery at
the First National Bank this afternoon in
troduced himself to President Moffatt as.O.
J. Wells. The name, however,' is probably
assumed. A moment after the alarm was
given Dy jar. jxionaii a man startea rapidly
up Sixteenth street from the bank, fol
lowed by a crowd and several officers. He
was followed to room 14, Hallock and How
ard block, where, he and two companions
were arrested" and taken to the station
Mr. Moffatt arrived atpoliceheadquarters
about i o'clock; and after'a glance at the
prisoner said he was. not' the man, and he
was immediately released. The tirisnnnr
proved to be a "well-known business man by
the name of Clark. The Chief of Police
has offered a reward of $2,500 for the arrest
of the robber, and gives the following de
scription: The man's age is 32, height 6
feet 8 Inches, swarthy complexion, weight
140 pounds,- heavy brown mustache, badly
sunburnt, derby nat, light brown overcoat,
and wears a long-linked plated watch chain.
The excitement over the affair is intense.
THE CHABLESTON NBARLI BEADY.
Its Trial Trip Will Probably Take Place in
a Fortnight. ,
San Fbancisco,-March 29.-Thefinish-ing
touches are rapidly being put on the
cruiser Charleston. Owing to the difficulty
of setting electrical appliances, lights, jig
nils, etc., it is stated the trial trip has been
postponed for a fortnight, and cannot take
place April 1, as previously announced.
The main engines have not been tested,
but probably will be to-morrow. The hoists
ing machinery was tested yesterday and
found to be satisfactory.
FRMr LESLIE, "mSSS
telU women how to grow old gracefully, and
how to be possessed of Jemtnine chamu. in the
evening of life, in to-morrow' IDispatch,- -
EngU.hmen, Invest JHUIIont of Dollars U
rSPSCIAL TEI.IOHAJI TO TUX DISPATCH.!
NEWYOEK,3fareh 29 Samuel TJnter
myer returned yesterday on theTrave from
England, where he has been1 for, the past
two months engaged in floating .tin' and beer
uppath.e English- investmenV market. .He
reportSitliafe.!L0rd. -Thuriow, Villiam Gar
net, the. mill owner; Edward S; Baring-
vGould,. ,of thev,Kimberley diamond
mines, and othew -hare cone into1 the
Harsly Tjn Cottony to "the extent of
$2,000,000 for working capital, and n the.
I train to Bsntharnpfon,' On his way home, he
signed a contract for $2,000,000 more oi me
stock, 'to be taken- -by other English capital
ists. The total stock-of the company is 515,-
000,000, and Mr. TJTntermever and the other
AmeriCausretairi.;ll,DOO,000 of it,, in addi
tion to .the "lait-'fcg.OOO.OOO of English cash,
which tbey;Tjll dlyide;.
The Harnly,C6jqpany's mines are in Da
k6ta, and are -the first and only tin mines
yet aevelbpe' latlhis country. When the
first 'attempt w,as.made the Cornish mine
owners' cried ''jwiaje," and the. English
newspapers Jo'tuedin. The AHwrican pro
moters thawupoaljad reprinted and. sent all
torough.Dakot;'ffie. articles from English
papers denonnoipgthe mines as fraudulent,
and upon thiajjearlng of, the market they
succeeded iri:-bujing up large amounts of
minerprierfjBJIditipn to wnat they al
ready owned:'' 'so 'that they now
own practfcallyC the whole (tin-bear-ing
region. 'f Jfteahwhile they had
Eujlhh-experts cSroe over and sample the.
mines. TJpolr iae report of them they
promptly5 inbreaaea "the 'company's stock
from $10,000,000 jo,$l5,000;000,a'nd at that
capltallzationiioofi'ln the $4,000,000 of Ep
glish.cash! ,'Mr,JTntprmeyer savs that ,a
tarlffori.bar'tin'.wMt be necesssry'to the full,
development of the Industry, and that if it
had not been for the confidence in the
American systetnbf protection, it would
have been, impossible to induce English'
capitalists to Infest in the mines. .
Mr. TJntermeyealso managed the floating-
of the stock of' the.New YorirBreweries
Company and the" Frank Jones 'Brewing'
Company In England. There is a third
deal consummated, but he is hot at liberty
to give he. details yet.
OHIO EEPUBLICANS TJHEAST.
Democratic Sncofcss in Monday's Municipal
Elections Imperils the State.
tirtctja. txlsobah to tub dispatch;!
COLUMBUS, 6,March 29. The political
putlook in Ohlo.Is giving the .Republicans
great. cause for .Uneasiness, and all attention
is now bestowed' upon Hamilton county and
Cincinnatlwher'q a political upheaval is
expected as a result of the election on Mon
In this city so- much interest in local
elections "has not' been taken foryears, be
oause counselors, ot the Republicans predict
dire results for next fall's election in-Hamilton
county, if the Republican ticket is de
feated at the spring election. This contin
gency seems likeiy to arise, and from the
alarm, thus created there has developed the
most active hustling at political head
quarters.. . .
Governor Foraker and his friends" are
nervous over the result;, and are doing all
they can to stem the' tide which seems to be
settlng-in against Republican success in the
State this year. ,
May Succeed Jastlce 3Intthcws on the 8n
preme Court Bcncb.
isriciAi. TzixGBiMTS'Trra ms'pATcn.j
Washington, March 29. The arrival
hereof Henry Hitchcock! a leading lawyer
of Si. Louis, who has been mentioned as a
possible successor to Justice Matthews, gives
the color of probability to the report that
the President has his name under serious
consideration. Inquiries emanating from
the White House have been made of the
.Missouri Senators regarding Mr. Hitch
cock's standing and qualifications, and Sen
ator Vest, who knows him very well, speaks
of him interms of highest praise. He is a
friend of Secretary Noble, and is recom
mended by Prof. ,T. W. Dwight, the Mas
sachusetts Senators, and leading lawyers
in the West
Mr. Hitchcock is about SO years of age
and a graduate of Yale College. He does
not live In the circuit of the Supreme Court
to which Justice Matthews was assigned,
and that is an objection to him from the
Eoint of view of the Supreme Court Justices,
ut not necessarily an unsurmountable one.
BUENED IN A ,C0IE 0TEN.
The-Horrible Fate of n 13-Year-Old Boy at
rEPECIAI, TZLEGfcAM TO TUB DISPATCm
TJNIONTO'WN, March 29. John Harris, a
13-year-old coy, was riding on the larry,
used to charge the coke ovens at the Percy
coke works, with a companion. The larry
passes directly over the coke oven mouths,'
and when ii stopped running the lad Harris
supposed they were past all the ovens and
stepped off the rear end of the larry, directly
into a coke oven which was" blazing up six
feet above the mouth The boy sank in to
bis armpits and was completely enveloped
in flames, while his feet and legs were in the
mass of red hot coal in the oven.
The driver of the tarry saw what had oc
curred and hastened to the boy's help, get
ting him ont in ten seconds after he fell in,
but in that short time young Harris was
burned all over, great flakes or flesh falling
off, while his clothing was charred into a
cinder. Scarcely a spot ivas on him that
was not sco'rdbed- sod, burned." Although
suffering horribly, the child isstill living,
with no hopes of his recovery.
COMMISSIOSEE WALKEfi RESIGNS.
He Wishes to Kctire on Monday, to Step
Into His New 0cc.
Washington, March 29. Inter-State
Commerce Commissioner Aldiice F.'Walker
to-day placed his' resignation in the hands
of the President, to take effect April 1
next. He will leave Washington for Chi
cago next week, to assume his' new position
as Chairman of the Executive- Board of the
Inter-State Commerce Railway Association.
It is nbt'necessary that.a new appoint
ment be made, at once in Commissioner
Walker's place, as the law provides that.no
vacancy'in thecommission, shall impair the
right of the remaining commissioners to ex
ercise all the powers of the commission.
AS0THEE PINKEET0N POLLED.
He Is Charged With a Murderans Assault en
ISrECXU. TIIJtOBJUt TO TUX UISPATCH.l
TdtiNj March 29. About a week ago
Jay D. Larmont, of Carey, who had been
arrested for bigamy by his first wife, was
found lying beside the railroad track badly
injured and ravfns'mad. He hs since re
covered, and has had George Williams, the
Plnkerton detective who, worked the case,
arrested and jailed for assaulting and at
tempting to kill him.
PA IT WAHITfTAY 'no-morrotoDis-uAlii
Ja.iilTllIjIW, patch, argues at
to the possibility of 'miracles proving that mod
ern jcientifla" discoveries' are more mapielou
than the miracles of the Bible. " J" '
fim for -I- thy;
Highly Dramatic Climax of the Iiife
Btory of a Young-Str lonis Man.
HE RECOVERS HIS RUNAWAY WIFE
i -via- - j '-.' ,; i. " '
AfteFSearcWhY'for J He : and 'Haa'Xosl
, $10,000 All Over the Union.
A MEETING IN THE HISSISSIPPI EIYEE
Ieata t a VarrlBgti ;EmtmIement, Disgrace, Gaa
- , - oQs?Miill,opesieiiV'
A) highly dramatic .story comes from
Wilkesbarre". An old young man is reunited
to his wife, who four years ago deserted him,
taking with her $10,000 of her husband's
money. The romantic manner in which the
couple met and their singular manner of
living, which led to their separation, are
told by a Dispatch correspondent.
rSPXCTAL TXLZOBAII TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Wilkesbaeeb, March 29. For oyer a
week a striking figure has been observed on
the streets of Wilkesbarre. It was that of a
man with iron-gray hair and mustache. He
was tall, erect and handsome. He looked
50, but was only SI. His name is Morris
Schnltz.. His horns' is in Bfc Louis, where
his father is a wealthy commission mer
chant, and he. came to Wilkesbarre in
search of his wife.
The truant spouse deserted her better half
four, years ago, stealing from him $10,000.
He searched all over the country for her,
and found her in this city yesterday. She
saw him, though, and gave him the slip,
but he followed her, to Penn Haven, where
there was a meeting, tears, and a reconcilia
tion. Both will return'tb St. Louis, ' v
A EOMANCE OP TWO IITES.
Mr. Schnltz said that five years ago, when
in the employ of his father, at a salary of
$2,600 a year, he was sent -on an errand
across the Mississippi. While on the ferry
boat he observed a beautiful young womau
leaning over the guardrail, and the next
moment heard a splash in the water. She
had fallen overboard. He quickly divested
himself of hat, coat and shoes, and jumped
into the river after her. A boat was low
ered and the girl's life was saved.
Schnltz returned to St, Louis by the next
boat, and after going to his rooms and
changing, his clothing went down to the
store. Awaiting him,- on his desk", he found
a note in a neat feminine hand, asking him
to call at .769 Olive street and receive the
thanks of. Miss Irene Trescott,-whom he had
that day rescued from drowning. He called
as requested, met, the beautilul Irene, who
was lavish, in her thanks for his heroism,
and who introduced him to an aged lady
whom she called her mother. r
An attachment sprang up between the
young people, which Tras encouraged by
the lady's mother, and after a brief court
ship they were married. -For a few months
they lived happily, he says, bur gradually
the wife became very extravagant, requir
ing expensive clothing and so many luxu
ries that his, salary could not. afford. He
tried to please her, and rather-than admit
his inability to' furnish her the money she
demanded, he began to tap the, till in his,
father's 'store for smaH. 'sum's-SV'first, but
gradually increasing, -bis peculations, until
nearly $30,0000 had been.taken.
The natural result followed. His theft
was discovered, next came dismissal from
his' father's employ, a threatened prosecu
tion which was never carried into effect,
disgrace and humiliation. When his father
dismissed him, young Schnltz had saved
from his salary and "takings" about $6,000.
"With thtt money he visited the gambling
dens ot the Missouri metropolis; His for
tunes varied for awhile, he sometimes win
ning and sometimes losing, until one event
ful night, four years ago last December,
when he staked his all on the result of one
deal of the cards and won $10,000.
CHLOROFORMED AND BOBBED.
Schnltz then resolved to quit the game.and
alter placing a snug sum. on deposit witn a
wealthy friend, took his. winnings home to
his wife and told her all about his lucky
stroke. That sight, while asleep, he was
chloroformed, and when he recovered next
day he found himself all alone. His wife
and her mother had disappeared, and so had
the $10,000. He reported the matter to the
police and the old lady was found, but the
yonngwife had left the city and she had
taken the money with her.
Schnltz then, .for the first time, ascer
tained that the women were nbt mother and
daughter. The note sent to the store after
the rescue, and the subsequent courtship,
were used as a bait by which to ensnare
him, yet he continued to love the girl and
determined to find her. Since then he has
visited all the principal cities of the Union.
AN AEMI AFTEE AN OUTLAW;
Canadian Troops Sent to Hunt Down a No
torious Desperado. '
tSPXClU. f ELKOBAM TO TBI DISPATCH.
Monteeai,, March 29. The armed ex
pedition, which is at last to make a real at
tempt to" capture the celebrated Megantic
outlaw, started for the scene of operation
this afternoon under the leadership of Judge
Dugas, Colonel of the Sixty-fifth Regiment
Some months ago a true bill for murder was
found against Morrison, who is looked upon
as a Canadian Bob Roy, for shooting a bail
iff sent to arrest him on a charge of arson.
Repeated efforts have been made .to secure
him.. He has up to the present succeeded
in eluding arrest It is evident that strong
resistance and bloodshed are anticipated, as
the Chief of Police explained' the dangerous
nature of the work, before them to the men
and woifld name no one to go but volun
teers. A special from Megantic, P. Q., says: The
news received here that a strong expedition
is on the way to capture JMorrison.and any
one who has hitherto "shielded, him, 'has
caused a great sensation. The sturdy Scotch
villagers of Stornoway in the woods near
which Morrison now is, are arming, being
folly determined on resistance. They swear
that the outlaw, whom they look upon as a
hero, will never he taken- dead or'alive, ex
cept over their dead bodies.
PALMEE TAKING A HAND.
He Will Try to Elect a Democratlo Mayor
Chicago, March" 29. General John M.
"Palmer, who arrived in this city this'niorn
ing n) take part in the Democratlo cam
paign, is stopping at the Leland Hotel,
where during all this afternoon he received .
and entertained callers. He appeared ex
ceedingly brisk and lively, and when asked
by a reporter said he was iu the best of
"My -visit- here," he said, "does not
signify any apprehension as to the result
next Tues'day,for if the victory of Mr. Creg
ier was an .assured thfng I should still
have felt it my duty to take part in the
campaign." 8 1 4
CLARA BELLE) rATCH'tffrej a reaX
istie account of Mary Anderson's first appear.
anceinIT(wrYork,whena raw, country girl,
with love-for chewing gum and molasses candy.
0UR FLEET -SUNK.
Tbree American and Three German Men
or-War Go Down' at Samoa Flftr
, .Americans nnd One Hundred Ger
mans liOse Their Ures.
London, March 29. Advices have been
received from Samoa to the effect that in a
terrific hurricane.there three" American and.
four German men-of-war were wrecked, and
that many persons were .drowned. , ,,
A cablegram from Auckland saysr Dis
patches from Samoa state that the Arneri
can. men-of-war Trenton, Vandalia cod
Nipsic, and the German men-of-war Adle'r.
Olga and Eber, Fere driven, on a reef-- dur-i
ipgaTioleat-storm and totally -wrecked,
OJjtlKf American crews, 1 f officers and
46 men were drowned, and- of -the German
crews, 9 officers and 87 men lost their lives.
The cablegrams in reference o. the re-'
yqrted wrecking of the three American
menrof-war at Samoa were sent to Secretary
Tracy, at the-Arno, in. Washington, at. an
early hour this morning, and he sent down
word that be had yet received no informa
tion on the subject.-
NOf A .HPT OF EXCITEMENT.
Mr. Magee's Bill Qnletiy Held Over Ko
Special- Orders DIade.
ITBOH A STAFF COBBXSrOXDXST.
-Habbibbdeo, March 29. Mr. Lafferty
this morning offered the resolution to place
Senate, bill Kol 70' on the calendar.. He
made a -number of' attempts before the
Speaker recognized; him, and as quick
as it was offered the Speaker an
nounced that it would go. over
under the rules. There' was no excitement
whatever, and when Mr. Magee returns here
next week he will find that the flurry he
caused has subsided and that the sober
second thought of the members .is to stand
by the man whohas the offices to give out.
When, these are disposed of the fun may be
Many other-resolutions were offered,
mainly for the purpose of having special
orders made', but the House sat down on
them with great uniformity and unanimity.
A motion tomake' A special order for the
County Commissioners' equalization tax
bill had a majority, but' not enough under
the rules to succeed. To-night's resolution
lor' a Road' Commission was carried with
practically no opposition, but Mr, Dravo
failed in an attempt to get a special order
for his bill putting a tax od dogs. He argued
that it was in the line of a protection to
sheep and therefore of wool, which, he said,
both parties were in favor of taxing in the
A week ago, however, Captain Dravo
had spoken against the making of special
orders, and on this occasion ex-Speaker
Graham did the same with such good result
that the Captain's effort failed.
0SCAE STEATJS PEETTI SOLID.
Mr. Wannmnher Has Advised the President
to Retain the Turkish Minister.
tEPZCIiX.T-X-OnAK TO TBS DISPATCH.!
Washington, March 29. Mr. BF.
Peixotto, formerly Consul to Roumania, is
in. the city looking after his chances for the
Turkish 'mission,, Mr. Peixotto is now a
citizen ofew York, and that fact. militates
against him atpfesent, as the State already
has its share of foreign missions. He is
recommended by Thomas C. Piatt, Whitelaw
Reid, Jesse Seligman, Edward Lauterbach,
E. H. Ammidown', Henry O. Havemeyer,
John C. New; William L. Strong, and
others. The two. Senators from New York
are not on the list, but are not adverse to his
Mr. Peixotto. ran up against the Post-,
master General yesterday, and Mr. "Wana
maker.told .him. that he was in favor of
keeping Mr. Oscar Straus, our present Min
ister to Turkey;1 in office. Mr. Peixotto
protested that preference ought not.to be
given to an active supporter of Mr. Cleve
land over a Republican with experience in
the diplomacy in the Orient, and especially
that Mr. Wanamaker ought not to use his
influence to retain in office a man with
whom he had such close business relations.
Mr. Wanamaker remained firm, however,
and unless Mr.. Blaine can establish closer
relations at the White House tbe chances
of a change in 'the Turkish mission are re
DEATH BEYEAIiS CEDIE.
Twenty Years of Forgery Not Discovered
Until XheCrlmloat Is Dead.
ISPXCUI. TILZOBAM TO TOT CISPATCH.1
NeW OBLEAlfS, March 29. Four days
ago Mr. Oscar Dro.uett, a Notary Public
with a large .clientage, died. Mr. Drouett
stood high socially and in a business way,
and nbt the slightest suspicion was excited
as to him or his business methods. When,
however, it came. to settling up his estate to
day, it was discovered that for 20 years he
had been carrying on an extensive system of
foreery through which he had swindled
various persops out of over $75,000.
Mr. Drouett's method was simple but
sure. When a person came to him to have
mortgage notes on property made out
Drouett made two copies of the notes; giving
one of them to the owner of the property,
while the second note, to which he forged
the signature of the mortgager and the re
corder of the mortgage was sold for his own
account to some capitalist desiring to invest
money. When the note became due Drouett
pretended that the person to whom the
money was loaned wanted it continued, and
got a continuance by paying some of the
interest on it- He- earned on tbe business
in this way for 20 years,no one apparently
having the slightest suspicion. It was only
when his death was announced and the
holders of the forged mortgage notes came
forward, to-day with their claims that his
crime was. discovered.
ACQUITTALS BY WHOLESALE.
Fifteen Indictments Against Election Law
Violators Thrown Oat.'
Indianapolis, March 29. Fifteen, in
dictments for crimes against election laws
were thrown out of the Federal Court to
day by Judge Woods, all against Republic
ans. Judge Claypool says that the indict
ments were properly and legally drawn.
Commenting on Judge Woods' action, the
Sentinel says the indictments were carefully
drawn by able lawyers, in accordance with
the requirements of the statute, and in- the
precise forms heretofore followed in similar
cases iu Judge Woods' court, and adds:
"So far as Indiana is'concerned, the laws
against bribery, illegal voting and other
offenses against the suffrage are a dead let
ter, unless perchance, a Democrat violates
them. They will remain a dead letter while
our judicial machinery continues in its
If the errors are, as' it is said, technical,
the grand jury that found (he indictments
can be recalled, the flaws corrected,- and new
indictments found without delay or expense.
There is precedent for this. But it is not
the 'intention of'th.'present United States
District Attorney, a Republican, to call
back the old grand'jury. "He says that any
crand iurv can return the indictments, anil
that some-of the cases may be brought up in
th Rt.fA,-rnnrLl. .
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An Allegheny on Coupon-,
man Receives aWfer Qf $500
to Vote for Mr. Parke
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F.0R CHAIRMAN OK JVIOiNPAYi
Mayor PearsoOecelves the Money
4 ' ad"-6iY(Isa;Keceipt:DritlT)la
CONFESSION OF THE- MIDDLEMAN,-
He Tarns the Honey Over and, Says Ha Isl
Sorry He Bad Anything to Do. With the
Affair Two Prominent Liverymen tini
Councilman Robert Interested la the
Attempted Bribery Some Interesting
Salts' May Be the Result Statement
-From the 'Parties'-Interested. .
AlleghenyVperlodfcal sensation' Is a big
one this time. It's alleged bribery. .The
money's in-tbe official safe to prove it: -The
man who paid-it says lie's only a -middle"
man anyway. The. other fellow pleads not
guilty. So does Councilman Parke, in
whose Chairmanship interests it is alleged
to have been paid. He says men who bet
on the result evidently did this thing to
make sure of saving their wagers. Mayor
Pearson has got the money, and- promises a
penitentiary shall et the man. Chairman
Hunter only smiles, and talks of another
victory. Monday will settle that part of it.
.An Allegheny Councilman was, as ii
stated on official and documentary .evidence,
last evening offered a bribe ot $500 to vote
for Thorn ss A..Parke for Chairmen of Com-
mon Council next Monday,, but refused to
accept It.- The man" was J. G. Ebbert, a
member' .from the Third ward". He Is al
leged to have been approached by William
Fisher, a liveryman on .South Diamond
street, and offered ten crisp $50 bills if. he
would agrea to vote, for Parke. Mr.-F;sher
explained tha the money would be turned
overto.him ifhelvojed for Parke,. whether
he was elected or not.
Mr. JBbbert did .not give any definite an
swer, but at once -went to the Mayor's
office' and reported the matter to .Mayor
Chief of iPolice Kirschler was. instructed
to bring Mr: F,isher to the office. That
gentlemen accompanied the Chief, and, iu
the presence'of the Mayor;, stated that-he
had received the" money ,from Mr. William
A.Hadfield, a. liveryman doing business at
No. 253 Federal-street, and was merelyact
ing as middleman in the transaction.
ouc oPFierAi hecbiit.
He gave the money to the 'Mayor, and
recefvedTrom him the following receipt:
Allbohent. Pa., March 29, 1S89,
Of William Tsner, S500, this money being left
in Fisher's bands by William A. H-dfleld,
under arrangements made between William A.
Hadfleld, J. G. Ebbert and William C. Fisher,
to be paid over to Mr. Ebbert in case he voted
for Thomas A. Parke for Chairman of Com
mon Council on'Monday, April 1, 18S9.
R. T.'Peabson, Maypr. ,
The'motfey was pla6ed In a large envelope,
marked "Bribery Money," and deposited in
the Mayor's private safe.
The Mayor stated that he proposed to
have informations made against the persons
implicated in the bribery. He said there
were other cases of attempted bribery in
tbe chairmanship fight on the part of Mr.
Parkers friends; but 'none had been ac
cepted, to his knowledge. The law on
bribery is g;vett,fiu section" 17 ot the act of
1874, and Is as fijllaws:
Any person who shall, directly or indirectly,
offer, give or promise any monev or thing of.
value, testimonial. 'privilege or personal advan
tage to any member of Councils to influence
him in the performance of any of bis public or
official duties, shall be guilty ot bribery, and
be punished in sneh'manner as that offense is
by law punishable.
The penalty is a fine not exceeding $500
and imprisonment not exceeding one year
This disclosure created great excitement
around City Hall last night. Mr. Hunter
dropped into the hall shortly after 9 o'clock,
and was wide acquainted with the circum
stances. He did not seem to be at all wor
ried over his chances of re-electioD, but de
clined to talk on the subject. He said:
"I have enough votes pledged to elect
me, and I do not believe that any of them
can be bought off."'
Mayor Pearson said he did not know
what action he would take in the matter,
but would likely have an information made
against the persons concerned in the
bribery", and of several other cases of which
he has received knowledge. He had a con
sultation with his attorney, and afterward
stated that no charge could "be brought
against Fisher, as Hadfield and the persons
who famished the money were guilty, if
Mr.. Hadfield and Mr-Fisher were teen
together early in the evening, but could not
be found by a Dispatch reporter- until
after 10 o'clock. Mr. Fisher was at home,
and 'when asked for a. statement of the.
"I was foolish to have anything to do
with it; Hadfield is a friend of mine and
so is Ebbert. I would rather not say any
thing on tbe subject I was merely the
middleman In the transaction. I' got the
money and offered it to Ebbert this evening.
HOW AND "WHEN HE GOT IT.
"It was given to me by Hadfleld at sup
per time, and I met Ebbert later. He evi
dently told the Mayor about it, for the
Chief of Police called on me soon after and
brought me to the office, where X gave up
tbe money and received a receipt for it I
have no choice for Chairman of Council.and
I am not-interested iu the contest" N'
Mr. Fisher, when asked who furnished
the money originally, said he understood
that it came, from , representing a
corporation that tried to secure. a monopoly
in Allegheny and was opposed by Chair
man Hanter. Several measures- were before
Councils during the year, all of which' were
opposed'by 'Mr. Hunter.
"When Mr. Hadfield was seen he. said he
did sot know anything about the' attempted
bribery; had not given the money, and had
not heard or it ...
LAID TO THE GAMBtXBS.' f
He was shown tbe receipt printed above
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