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HK23 'JSs.-y ?"V f'j; ;- ""T5T?!1? fJff' & f, j 5SF-S ,r '. 3 v"- EAST fy&tif Is the title of A. NE-fr STOBJ written for The Dispatch by Rev. Edward Everett Hale. The opening chap ters will appear in next Sunday's Dispatch. PPPttt AN EXTRAORDINARY ISSUE. The Disfatc r of Sunday next will be ue up 01 rLA.GES. Many new f el WEST the news of the -'tirtj juiroaaceu, ana an r7i. i j 1 - form. Everybodyi v The Dispatch FOBTY-POTJRTH TEAK. OUUMGER II LUCK The General Fled From Paris Just in Time, as the Senate Was Preparing to SHOOT HIM BEFORESUNRISE The French Capital Wild With Ex- citement Over His Escape. CROWDS CHEER HIS VACANT HOUSE How the Flight Was Planned nnd Execnted Boulanger Entered Six Cabs In Quick Succession to Throw the Detectives Off the Track He Then Took the Train for Beldam, nnd Is Now in Brussels The Government Supporters Deride Hlm.but His Followers Are Still rnlthfnl A manifesto Isnucd to tlio French People Sir Cbnrles Kussell Continues His Elo quent Address in Bchair of Parnell Germany 'Will Send Another Fleet to Samoa Paris is in a fervent of excitement over the precipitate flight of General Boulanger. Many claim that he is still in the city, but he is undoubtedly safe in Brussefs. The general opinion is that the escape was made just in time. The Senate would have sure ly convicted and executed him. Boulanger announces that he will return ana submit to trial before any customary and impartial tribunal. His friends, the members of the Patriotic League, have been arraigned in court. Sir Charles Bussell presented an other conclusive argument before the Par nell Commission yesterday. Germany will replace its fleet at Samoa as soon as possi ble. Tbt cable to the dispatch.! Paeis, April 3. Copyright The most extraordinary excitement prevails in Paris to-night over Boulanger's movements. The bulk of Parisians are of the opinion that he -I is still in the city, and no less than three evening papers announce that he is among his friends here, though there is no doubt whatever that he is at present in the Hotel Vangelle at Brussels. It is claimed that the Government dressed up a man to look like Boulanger and sent him to Brussels. A huge crowd gathered around the small house at No. 3 Bue Teheran to-night, and cheered with robust, frantic and turgid Gallic fervor under the impression that the brave General was in side. Cheering to the EmptyAlr. n Another multitude howled wildly for him before an old French mansion,- five miles on the other side of townin the Bue Jacob. Meanwhile the partisans of the Government assert that the career of the most prominent man in Prance is ended because he ran away, but so far the larger part of the Parisians believe that he showed prudence in leaving town. As his chances of a fair trial here were very small he would have been a fool to stay, is the customary com ment. Of the many stories of his departure, I give the following. It comes from the lips of the editor of the most famous paper in Paris, who said to me in his office a few minutes ago: "The move to my positive knowledge was decided upon four days ago. It was then that Count Billon left for Brussels, where he put up at the Hotel Vangelle. The following day Bochefort left for Mons, within the Belgian frontier. Boulanger's Latest True Love. "Day before yesterday General Boulanger went to see his new girl in the Bue dc Berri. It is not Madam Eeichemberg," said the great editor, thoughtfully. "That affair is somewhat old. There has been a change. Paris is much interested in it. Boulanger put on a tall hat and a long cockney plaid English ulster, and, accompanied by her, jumped into a cab. A detective followed. "The General changed cabs six times, hoping to throw off the detective, finally reaching the Railroad of the North, where he took the Brussels train. a Mons he picked up Bochefort, who doubtless wrote the manifesto published this morning here. Billon received them at Brussels and there they all are to-night," General Boulanger refused to be inter viewed when called upon by your repre sentative there. He has assumed the name of Bruno. It is undeniable that many Boulangists are put on the defensive by the recent action of .their chief, but their argu ments are accepted by the people who form Boulanger's following with good faith. A Fair Trial Wu Impossible. It is pointed out that since the first article of the General's faith is the abolition of the Senate it would be absurd for him to sub jnit to trial by that body. His friends claim that he is willing to come back to Paris to morrow morning to be tried by regular judicial procedure, but he will not take the chances of being condemned and shot be fore sunrise by a court-martial, where his conviction is a certainty from the fact that his judges re all his personal enemies. Great stress is laid upon the well-known bravery oFBoulanger in his campaigns. In deed, a man needs a great record of past glories to carry pff such remarkable inci dents as the Floquet duel and this flight from Paris. The Government supporter grow louder every hour in their expressions or derision, but it must be said that a care ful view ot the prevailing "sentiment points to a conviction on the part of the French people that Boulanger has taken a prudent step. His Friends Are Still Firm. His following clings closer to him as the abue increases. The cafes are crowded by "great throngs of men talking with great vehemence, volubility and frenzy to every one in sight, but as nobody pays the slight est attention to what anyone else is saying no serious results are anticipated. Crowds f men occasionally tramp through the wet jjaad dripping streets, howling compliments or curses on the General's head, as the case may be, and catching cold with enthusi astic and rabid eagerness, but whether he is temporarily up or down Boulanger is still the greatest name in France to conjure with. A despatch from Brussels says that Gen eral Boulanger has issued the following manifesto to the French people: I will never consent to be judged by a Senate of men blinded by their personal passions and the consciousness of their unpopularity. The suffrages of all Frenchmen, legally consulted, forbids me to lend myself to an arbitrary act tending to suppress liberty and to outrage law and tho wishes of the nation. I am ready, however, to answer before magistrates, or be fore a jury, the accusations inado against me, btat otherwise I will wait in afrco country un til tho general elections shall have made the Republic habitable, honest and free. TIioso Who Did Not Get Atray. But while Boulanger himself has balked the vengeance in store for him, his chief friends here are being vigorously prosecuted by the Government At the trial ot the leaders of the League of Patriots to-day the assistant procureur accused the league of converting itself into an army for the new party, denounced the issue by the league of its manifesto condemning the bombard ment of the Atchinoff expedition at Sagallo by the French Admiral, and declared' that the issue was an act of stupidity. M. Laguerre, one of the accused leaders of the League, vehemently protested against the language of the assistant procureur, nnd M. Naquet, another of the accused, in terposed with the remark: "Let the assist ant procureur drivel on." The procureur demanded that M. Naquet be committed for contempt. These proceed ings created a sensation in the court room. M. Naquet finally withdrew his objection able expression. The Flisht Officially Announced. Late to-night the National Committee of the Boulangist party announces that Gen eral Boulanger departed from Frauce by the advice of the committee. Four mem bers of the committee opposed this step. M. Thieband, the principal election organ izer of the party, and Beputy Michelin have seceded from the committee, as against General Boulanger's action in leaving the country. It is reported that M. Susini, M. LaurJ and other Boulangist Beputies have adopted a similar course. M. Thiebaud also retires from the editorship of the Cocarde, the Boulangist paper. He says he is disgusted with the secrecy maintained by General Boulanger, which tends to mislead the latter's friends. M. Michelin contends that Boulanger should have remained and faced even martyrdom. DIo Did Not Want to Go. The Bonapartists approve the General's course, while the Boyalists stigmatize his flight as an act of cowardice. Senator Naquet and Deputies Laisant and Laguerre wrote to General Boulanger about the mid dle of Match, advising him to flee. The General strongly objected to adopt ing this course, as he knew that he would be accused of cowardice if he left the country. Finally M. Naquet and the two Beputies threatened to secede from the party unless he took their advice, and it was this threat that caused his departure. RUSSELL'S ELOQUENT ARGUMENT. The Great Lawyer Continues Ills Defense of tic Onoso of Ireland; , rmr CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. London, April 3. Copyright Before the Parnell Commission to-day Mr. Bussell, after a conclusive argument, showed that there was no abnornal crime in any part of Ireland, except in the distressed districts. He marshalled a crowd of witnesses from Bean Swift to the reports of modern parlia mentary commissions to prove the infamy of the Irish land system and the absence of any attempt to protect the tenants against the landlords' tyranny until 1870, while even since then, when Gladstone gave the first installment of long delayed justice to Ireland, the land laws have been in many respects inadequate. Then followed over whelmingly incontestable statistics to prove the distress in 1879, a distress so terrible that it was no wonder the Irish popular leaders used langnage not that of men calmly philosophising or discussing some problem of economy or politics. Further statistics were produced proving the prodigious increase at the same time of the evictions or notices of ejectment which Mr. Bussell contended afforded ample justi fication for the league's existence. The speech concluded for the day with a deeply moving eulogy of Bavitt, O'Brien, Billon and Parnell in particular, and the other Irish leaders in general. To-morrow we shall hear from the lips of the eloauent Law. yer an authentic account of the founding of the Land League. The examination of Mr. Parnell has been fixed for Tuesday next GERMANY TO THE FRONT. A New Fleet to Meet That of the United states nt Samoa. Beelin, April 3. In the Eeichstag to day the naval secretary, referring to the loss of German war ships in the recent hurricane at Apia, said it was the duly of the country to mitigate the sufferings of the victims of the disaster. Begarding the situation in Samoa he said that the report of the German officer in command there did not show that the lives or property of the Europeans were endangered, and he was sure that the Brit ish war ship Calliope would not have left Samoa if the position had been critical. He announced that the Government intended to replace the wrecked German vessels as soon as possible, as the United Stales Govern ment was about to send three cruisers to take the place of the American war ships that had been lost A late dispatch from Auckland says that the recent-hurricane in tbe South Pacific Ocean caused great damage on the island of Tahiti. Parts of the island were submerged" and many persons were drowned. On the island of Tonga the hurricane created great havoc Thirty persons perished there in the storm. A SLAP AT FREDERICK. Emperor William Recalls a minister Dis missed by His Father. Beklin, April 3. The Emperor, as a mark of renewed confidence, has summoned to the Herrenhaus Br. Von Puttkamer, the Minister who was dismissed by the late Emperor Frederick. It is semi-officially an nounced that the prosecution, of the VolKs Zeitung for defaming the memory of Emperor William L was undertaken at the demand of the present Emperor. KING JOHN IS DEAD. The monarch of Abyssinia Defeated and Slain In Battle. Rome, April 3. Advices have been re ceived from Massowah to the effect that King John of Abyssinia was defeated and slain in a recent battle and that the whole country is in a state of anarchy. The Ital ian Cabinet will decide to-morrow whether or not to alter Italy's present course toward Abyssinia; DEACON WHITE TALKS. He Snys Wall Street nnd tho Broker Aro All Right Doctors of Divin ity Take Pointers on a Sare Thing. rtrECIAL TELEOllAM TO THE DISPATCH.! New Yobk, April 3. The Hon. Stephen Van Cullen White had a big audience to night in the Sunday school room of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, to hear him lecture on "Wall Street." The lecture was one of the winter and spring series before the Plymouth congregation, and the big turnout indicated in a measure the peculiar attractiveness of the subject The ladies, young, middle-aged and silver haired, were as intense listeners as the men. . Mr. White said he was very glad to lec ture on the street and the men in it. He was glad to have the opportunity to strike back against thajnjustice and prejudice. He .had heard a good deal about stock gam bling, as some folks characterize Wall street speculations and the business of the Stock Exchange. "Speculation is specula tion," said Mr. White, "whether it is in drygoods or railroad stocks, and if specula tion is illegitimate, it is just as illegitimate in land as in railroad bonds." Mr. White referred to the notion that some doctors of divinity and others had about Wall street transactions, and added: "I never saw a doctor of divinity who wouldn't take a sure point on the stock market if he could get one. I have many letters from the editors of religious weeklies asking for a clear and succinct review of the situation of the stock market. They want my views on the market, and probably in the next week's issue I find editorials de nouncing Wall street and the whole busi ness. If Wall street is so bad, and the Stock Exchange so bad, why do these men want an honest, straightforward opinion about the situation?" Mr. White referred to the nonsensical ideas that many had of money getting in Wall street They thought all you had to do was to lay down S1,000 and pick up $2,000. The business was the same as deal ing in calicoes. Mr. White regretted strongly that there was any such thing as speculations on margins. He did not be lieve in that style of business. Buy what you can pay for aud no more. He also re gretted the stock tickers. They gave rise to severe nervous tension. He said he en joyed making 55,000 on the bull side of the market more than making $25,000 on the bear side, and yet the bears were very good people in their way. GREAT IS WOMAN'S L0TE. A Wife Submits to the Caresses of tho Hus band Who Gouged Her Eyes Oat. ISrECIAL TELEOKAII TO THE DISrATCH.J Auburn, N Y., April 3. Last Septem ber William Bohan, of Far Bockaway, was sentenced to State prison for a term of 27 years on conviction of the charge of gouging out his wife's eyes. For the last two weeks Bohan has been an inmate of the hospital, suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia. He has been in communication with the wife he had so terribly wronged, and when she heard that he was sicK she determined to visit him. She arrived at the prison yesterday, ac companied by her niece. The wife is stone blind, but, sjtrange to say, she still loves the man who caused her misfortune. She was permitted to visit the-brutal husband in the hospital, and their meeting was very affec tionate. He walked up to her, and placing his hands on her cheeks kissed her several times. He then led her to a chair, near his bed, and they spent-anhour jn earnest con versation, during" whiebitEe,' qonv'ct hus--band cried UkM cMf iTir JBB3U BLAINE, FOEAfiER A AL(JER Is the Name of a New Coal Firm That Will menace Pittsburg Operators. rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TOJHE DISPATCH.! Beteoit, April 3. The land purchase in Tennessee by General Alger, who is as sociatcd with Messrs. Foraker and Blaine in the transactions, turns out to be a vast coalfield. On 7,500 acres of the total tract of 15,000 acres purchased there are three distinct veins ot very fine bituminous coal. The company will aim to supply the entire region south of the Gulf. A narrow gauge railway will be built to connect the mines with the Tennessee river, and the coal will be floated to New Orleans to get the open ing made, and the mine in proper shape will cost, together with the purchase money, 51,000,000. General Alger is at present looking after other large interests in Ten nessee. PITY THE POOR CONSUMER. The Deal Which Means Denr Lieut for St. Louis About Perfected. rsrEClAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! St. Louis, April 3. It is now probable that the Laclede Gas Light Company will go into the gas trust, not by surrender, but by purchase. The stock now out is $2,500, 000, in 25,000 shares. Of this number 10, 000 shares have been for a long time in a pool, and to the head of that pool John J, Mitchell. Becently a bargain was made under which the Philadelphians, repre sented by W. W. Gibbs, are to pay 6140 per share for a controlling interest in the La clede Gas Light Company, obligating them selves at the same time to take all the stock over a control that is offered. This would mean the payment of S3.000.000 for the La clede Gas Light Company's property and charter. A majority of the stock is pledged in the deal, and much more, it is said, will go in the trust TUTOR TO A PRINCE. The Confessor of Poor Maximilian Dies Full of Memorable Years. rSPECIAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCn.1 Chillicothe, O., April 3. Eev. E. T. Leib, for seven years the tutor ofMaximil ian, the Mexican Archduke who became Emperor of Mexico nnd was shot at Quera tero in 1865, died here this morning. Father Lieb was 87 years of age. He was induced to come to America in 1851 by the late J Archbishop .rurceii, ana nas ever since had charge ot St Peter's Church of this eity. He was a man of high character and greatly loved bv his people. He delighted at times to dwell on reminiscences of his princely pupil. SUSPENDED FOR THIRTY YEARS. The Shawnee Assembly Won't Give Secre tary Lewis a Chance to Resign. ISPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TBE DISPATCH.1 Columbus, April 3. THeiocal Assembly of National Trades Assembly No. 135, K. of L., at Shawnee, has suspended W. T. Lewis, Secretary of the Miners' Progressive Union, for a period of 30 years. This action was to prevent his resigning. The charge was being affiliated with the miners' union. Mr. Lewis is in Pittsburg to attend the convention of miners to-morrow. PREPARING THE PAPER BULLETS Which Are to be Used In the Battle of Prof blbllion Against Llqnor. ,. ISPECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCHl Habbisbtjeg, April 3. Secretary Stone has ordered the printing of 7,000,000 tickets to be used at the Constitutional Amend ment election on June 18. Countv Commissioners will soon receive instructions from the State Department as w now me uciieba aro m w uibtnuutea. V-f PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1889. A YEBY PLAIN TALI By the President lo Colored Office Seekers From, the South. ONLY GOOD MEN TO BE APPOINTED. Political Clubs Don't Count in the Distri bution of Offices. HUSTLING FOR THE PITTSBURG P. 0. Cameron, Quay and Hagee Famish Harrison With Several Pointers, President Harrison took occasion yester day to talk very plainly to a colored dele gation from the South. His remarks went to show that he does not intend to increase the social and political friction in that sec tion. The Pittsburg Postoffice is still being hustled for in a lively manner. New York State has at last agreed upon -a division of the offices, and everything there is lovely. Colonel Elliott F. Shepard declares that he won't go to Berlin as United States Min ister. SPECIAL TELEOnAM TO THE DISPATCH, 1 Washington, April 3. The President has given a delegation of colored men from South Carolina some very plain talk about office seeking, and if they take it with tSe spirit in which it was given it will safe them and him a great deal of trouble. iy. There has been as great a scramble for tab plums of patronage among the negroes yf the Sonthern States as there has been amorig the white men of the Northern for the plums of office, and the President told these gentlemen it was useless for them to come to Washington and annoy him with their importunities. He said that he should make appoint ments to office in the South with great de liberation, and that he should select the best men he could find after consulting with the leading men of the sections in which the offices are located. He said that the policy of the Administration would be to break np organizations that had been formed simply for the purpose of securing offices for their members, and those who expected favors from the Administration must be in a position to do something to contribute toward the build ing up of the material interests of the South. He said that in a country where political conditions existed such as is found in nearly every portion of the South, it was not fair to the white people, nor to the. black, nor to the .Republicans, nor to the Democrats to make appoint-j ments simply lor partisan reasons; mat it produced social and political friction and interfered with the material development of the State. He should endeavor to obtain the services for the Government ot men who were acceptable to all classes of the com munity when he filled the prominent offi ces of the South, and he thought it better both for the whites and the blacks that he should do so. 4 This is taken to mean that the President Will wt Tnn-f r.r."'"""'""-',!'- .fJr.nAfi I strictly upon party lines, but will tender positions to gentlemen of meritregardlcss of their party affiliations. NEW YORK IS SATISFIED. The Fat Offices Aro Distributed In Ilnrmonlons Manner. (SPECIAL TELEOUAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Washington, April 3. Joel B. Erk hardt will be appointed Collector of the Port, and Cornelius Van Cott postmaster of New York to-morrow. These appointments and those of General John N. Knapp for Naval Officer, and Theodore Willis for Surveyor, were approved at a conference to day with Vice President Morton, Secretary Tracy aud Senator Hiscock by Messrs. Erk bardt, Van Cott, Louis F. Payne, John I. Bavenport and other visiting Republicans. The conference to-day was only a matter of form, as the names agreed upon had all been selected in New York before the visit ing statesmen came here. Collector Magone removed the last pos sible straw in tne wav of the appointments by making a flying trip to Washington to bring his resignation. He paid an early call to Secretary Windom and his resigna tion was offered and accepted with thehest of feeling all around. Mr. Magone said he was gladindeed to lay the burden down. P. M. Pearson's term expired April 2, and no resignation was necessary in his case. To one of his visitors to-day the President expressed himself as greatly pleased witn the way the New Yorkers were settling their differences and uniting upon first class men. He said that with these ap pointments disposed of he should feel that a great load was taken off his mind. Colonel Elliott F. Shepard arrived to night too late for the conference of New Yorkers. He told the reporters who waited upon him that he could not accept the Ber lin mission. THE DEAD AND WOUNDED. A List of President Ilnrrisou's Nominations Uf jected or Not Acted Upon. Washington, April 3. Of the 350 nominations sent to the Senate during the special session by President Harrison, Murat Halstead to be Minister to Germanv, Isadore S. Loventhal to be postmaster at Modesto, Cal., were rejected. The following remain unacted upon (and therefore died) at the end of the session: William H. Whiteman lo be Associate Jus tice of the Territory of New Mexico; Edwin L. Kurshedt to be Marshal for the Eastern district of Louisiana; Carl C. Crippen, post master, at Eustis, Fla.; Burt C. Brake at Gainesville, Fla.; Bobert F. Bebout at Bushville, Jud.; George F. Nicholson at Ness City, Kan.; Samuel C. Moore at Find lay, O. President Harrison's nominations were contained in 284 messages. During the special session of the Senate at tbe beginning of President Cleveland's term he sent to the Capitol 418 messages. Eighteen of his- nominations failed to re ceive confirmation, but there were no re jections. IT PLEASES THE ARMY, General Helton's Promotion Affords Gratifi cation to Oar Warriors. (SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISrATCK.l Washington, April 3. It is about set tled that General Helton will be 'promoted to Adjutant General of the army upon the retirement of General Brum on the 1st of May next, and there will be general gratifi cation throughout the army, both because of the personal popularity of Mr. Kelton and the establishment of a precedent by this administration ot promoting officers ac cording to their standing in the army regis ter. A Chance for Xaiaa One Else. Washington. April 3. It is under stood that Mr. W. O. Bradley, of Ken tucky, lias., declined the Corean mission, to the pittsbueg p. o. Senators Cameron and Quay and C. I Mnifco Visit the President Some Names Suggested for Postmaster W. D. Riddle Wants to be ft Consul. (SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCHl Washington, -priT"3. Among Penn-1 sylvanians there was'sonieihing of a flurry to-day on account of the coincidence of a visit here of Mr. C. L. Magee and of a some what conspicuous visit of the Pennsylvania Senators to the Executive Mansion. . The three distinguished gentlemen did not con sort together to anv irood extent Mr. Magee visited the President subsequent to the departure of the Senators and urged anew the appointment of Hon. Harry Ford as the successor of Postmaster Larkin. It is surmised that Mr. Magee is encouraged to think he may carry the day since the ap parent split between the Postmaster Gen eral and SenatotQuay. Of course none of the gentlemen, will give the least intima tion of the conversation between them and Mr. Harrison, but they admit there were no promises. There was nothing more than n discussion of the situation in Philadelphia nnd Pittsburg. Beside most of the local offices of both cities, tbe Senators presented suggestions in favor of the appointment of Br. W. B. Eoberts, of Titusville, to be Minister to the Argentine Bepublic, and of W. B. Biddle, formerly President of the Penn Bank, of Pittsburg, for any foreign Consulate that Mr. Harrison may have the grace to give' him. Mr. Biddle presents a great array of complimentary letters. His purpose is to get abroad for his health and to have the prestige and occupation comprised in a Con sulship. Mr. Magee passed most of the day and evening in company with Senator Cameron, and was not to be found at the Arlington, wherehe is stopping, during the day. One of his Pittsburg lriends asserts he is here for the sole purpose of interesting Senator Cameron particularly in Harrisburg legis lation of interest to Pittsburg, but his visit to the White House and to Postmaster Gen eral Wanamaker suggests that his presence means that and something more. A PENNSYLVANIA FRIEND lands R. J. Fisher In the Pleasant Position of Patent Commissioner. ISPECIAL TXLEGBAH TO THE DISFATCH.I Washington, April 3. Mr. Eobert J. Fisher, who was appointed Assistant Com missioner of Patents, owes that honor to the persistent efforts in his behalf of Represent ative Charles O'Neil, of Pennsylvania. Mr.Fisher was formerly from Illinois, but has been out of the State so long that he has lost his grip there and is not even ac quainted with the present Senators and Bepresentatives. He is a friend of Mr. O'Neil, and the lat ter took the case in hand and has been pushing the claims of Mr. Fisher in season nnd out of season, until he got both the Illinois Senators and all the members of the delegation from that State to indorse his ap plication and urge the appointment. Said one of the Congressmen: "Charlie O'Neil has Torn out three pairs of shoes since in auguration day hunting indorsements for i3h9T. ATHEN'S INDORSEMENT Secnres the Governorship of Alaska for Author Edward S. Roberts. fEPEClAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.3 1 Washington, April 3. Mr. Edward S fllobertsrth-wTjlt-taowrrutTior and .maga zine writer, is a candidate for Governor of Alaska, -and is likely to be appointed, be ing indorsed by what is called the better element of Massachusetts society, namely, the literary and scientific circles of the modern Athens. Mr. Roberts is eminently qualified for the office, has spent considerable time in Alaska and has written a great deal about the country. GONE UP HIGHER. A 81,600 Clerk is Promoted to a Depart ment Chieftainship. Washington, April 3. Secretary Win dom has appointed Mr. John Hawkins, of diana, to be Chief ot a division of the First Auditor's office, to fill a vacancy. Mr. Hawkins was formerly a $1,G00 clerk in the same office, but was reduced under the last administration to a 1,400 clerk ship. OUR FORCE FOR SAMOA. Bismarck Wants to Know What Ships Wilt be Sent. Washington, April 3. The Trenton, when wrecked at Samoa, carried down with her some fine mpdern rifled guns. These may be readily placed ou another vessel or used in the fortification of the new naval station at Pago Pago if they can be recovered. Con sequently some curiosity is expressed by naval officers as to whether Admiral Kim berly has taken steps -to recover the guns from the shallow harbor. A somewhat sensational statement is made here to the effeot that the German Minister yesterday received a telegram in cipher from Prince Bismarck, instructing him to cable at the earliest moment the names of the vessels ordered by the Secre tary of the Navy to pioceed to'Samoa and take the place of those wrecked by the hur ricane there March 15; also the number of men aud officers carried by each ship, the number, size nod kind o gn'ns, whether the vessels are equipped with torpedoes, and whether the sending or reinforcements to Samoa will weaken the American1 navy in any other part of the world to any consider able extent. The Minister was also in structed to report to the German Foreign Office, without loss of time, the condition of the new vessels in process of construction. TO CRUSH THE. JUTE TRUST. Why Sonthern PInnters See the IiizhtfJrcak jno Through the Pine Trees. ISrECIAL TELECEAM TO THE DtSPATCH.1 Atlanta, April 3. A pine straw indus try backed by Southern capital is the an swer which will be made to the Jute Trust this year. The pine bagging patents are owned by five men who purpose to have ready for the fall cotton 'crop five factories that will make 10,000,000 yards of bagging. It takes about 55,000,000 vards of bagging to cover 7,000,000 hales of cotton. That means 28 factories, which at present esti mates would cost 3,600,000, or about 80 cents a bale permanently invested in fac tories. The five factories they will under take to build this season will put things in decidedly better shape than they were last j ear. Tho farmers are not out of the woods yet, but they can see the light breaking through the pine trees. BOOKED FOR STYX. Negro Prisoners Who Will be lornclied If the Law Fnils to Demand Their fiends. (SPECIAL TBLEOItAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Columbia, S. C, April 3. A company of militia took four negro prisoners.charged with murder and criminal aesault, to York ville this .evening for trial. The military company ordered to guard these prisoners has received several letters within the past few days saying that the train they were on would-be ditched when near Yorkville and the prisoners lynched, but this is generally considered an idle threat. It is certain that the prisoners will be1 found guilty if orougntto trial, and, even it acquitted, it BOOTH BKEAKS .DOWN The Great Tragedian is Unable to Fill the Eoll of Iago Owing to A PARTIAL STROKE OP PARALYSIS. The Curtain Has to be Rung Down and the Audience Dismissed. BARRETT'S TRIBUTE TO AFELLO W-ACTOR Booth's Condition Very Grave, tint Immediate Danger fs Not Feared, Mr. Edwin Booth, the greatest tragedian on the American stage, jf not in the world, has broken down. He was seized with an attack of paralysis and compelled to disap point an eager audience awaiting his per formance of Iago. His engagements in the near future have been canceled. While his friends realize the gravity of his condition, it is thought that no great immediate danger is to be feared. rSPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. Eochestee, N. Y., April 3 Edwin Booth, the greatest living tragedian, was too ill to appear at the Lyceum Theater in this city to-night. The theater was thronged. Booth was to play ago and Barrett Othello in Shakespeare's masterpiece. The curtain went up promptly, and the attendance was intent on the acting of Barrett, who was at his best. lago's lines in the two first acts are insignificant, and it was not noticed that another than the great Booth recited them. It was not until the curtain was ex pected to rise on the third act when the ill ness of Mr. Booth could be no longer con cealed that the audience was horror stricken by the following announcement by Mr. Bar rett: "Ladies and Gentlemen I am called upon to perform the most painful duty of my life. My colleague has shown symptoms of breaking down for three or four days past, and his condition to-night is so serious that it is impossible for him to act We had hoped that he would rally from this attack and that he would be able to play his part to-mght, but one of your own phy sicians, Br. Sumner, says that it would be perilous for him to attempt it. steicken with paealysis. "Mr, Booth has sustained a partial stroke of paralysis, and we fear that this is the be ginning of the eud. I cannot express to you the deep sorrow withwhich I make this sad announcement. The world has probably heard for the last time the greatest actor who speaks the English language. We shall of course cancel all engagements, and I hope that we shall be able to move Mr. Booth to his home. .It pains me to speak these words. I am sorry to disappoint this great audi ence, but the play cannot go on. It would be presumptuous for me to undertake to fill the place of this great man whom you have come to see and hear, and it wonld be worse than useless to attempt to proceed further. I know that you will be indulgent and that you will fully appreciate the sad plight in. rwHiclrwe are placed. The management will make arrangements' as may seem best for re funding your money." The audience was astounded. The thea ter was quickly emptied, but the city is greatly excited and anxious inquiries are being made at the newspaper offices and elsewhere. NO IMMEDIATE danoee. The facts do not appear to be so serious as the speech of Lawrence Barrett would lead one to fear, but it is impossible to-night to get at the exact state of the case. Mr. Booth was at once taken to the Powers Hotel in a carriage and when it arrived there several people, whose word cannot be questioned, saw him alight and walk into tbe hotel wtthout support. He is evidently not iu the dying condition that Mr. Bar rett's speech would lead the public to sup pose, but the admission in the first portion of that utterance show clearly that the danger is a very real one. While evidently not paralyzed to any great extent, it is the only possible inference to suppose that the great tragedian is a very sick man and that his friends realize the gravity of his ail ment. Mr. Barrett refuses to be interviewed. Thenauagerof the combination says: "Mr. Booth is not so seriously ill as the public has been led to think. The engagement in Buffalo to-morrow and probably several others will have to be sacrificed, but in all probability the great actor will be himself again within a short time." Late to-night Mr. Barrett issued the fol lowing bulletin: Since his return to the hotel Edwin Booth Is easier, and the doctor gives every assurance that a week or ten days of absolute rest will restore him to his usual health. Laweence Baeeett. CAPTAIN ARMES TO BE DISCIPLINED, He Made a Mistake When Ho Palled Gov ernor Beaver's Nose. ISPECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCn.l Washington, April 3. It was quietly suggested to-day to the military gentlemen who compose the court martial which is now sitting in the case ot Captain Lydecker, that-it would be well for them not to dis perse immediately at the conclusion of that trial, and it is interred by them that they may be wanted to sift the charges against Captain Armes, who assaulted General Beaver a few days ago in the rotunda of the Biggs Hotel. . ' Immediately following tho inauguration Captiin Burke -preferred charges against Captain Armes of conducting himself in a manner unbecoming an officer nnd a gentle man, but it is probable no further notice would have been taken of the matter had not the Captain followed up his silly act of inauguration day by pulling Governor Beaver's nose. Adjutant General Brum admits that the charges have been given a more serious aspect bv the latter action and that they are now under consideration. It is probable the only thing which will pre vent a trial by a court martial is a satis factory explanation from the Captain. WANT TO RESTRAIN BLAINE, To Prevent the Partial Puymcnt of the Mexican. Claims Award. Washington, April 3. The Secretary of State to-day filed an answer to the motion for an injunction to restrain tbe payment of one of the Mexican claims awards. The answer says that as an officer of the Govern ment he is not snbject to be restrained and alsg alleges irregularities in the bill asking an injunction. The case arises out of a suit brought bv F. F. Bunne against John B. Shannon and others, and the object of the injnuction prayed lor against-the Secretary is to pre vent the payment of any portion of the award until a receiver can be secured to divide the award nmongihe several claim ants. ' x A LIYELY ELECT1M. The Machine Knocked Oat in Chicago Fights and Murders Numerous Bon field Challenges a Police Captain A Colored Voter Disemboweled. (SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Chicago, April 3. Complete returns show that the Bepublican machine was beaten in the election yesterday by over 12,000 majority. Tho Council is heavily Bemocratic and in favor of elevated rail roads. The excitement in the city last night over the result of the balloting was in tense. The uproar did not cease until morn ing. The La Salle Club reoeived the returns at its clubhouse. Among those present was George H. Williams, President of the club and the machine candidate for Assessor in the West division, and ex-Alderman Simons, a staunch Bepublican, but op posed to the machine. Williams accused Simons, who is an old man, with voting the Bemocratic ticket. The Alderman did not deny the charge. A quarrel ensued, and then Williams drew a revolver and beat the old man about the face with the muzzle of the weapon until his shirt was soaked with blood. Simons was carried home in a car riage. His head is covered with wounds. Williams was not arrested. Just as the polls were about to close ex Inspector of Police Bonfield entered the Besplaines street station and began to de nounce Captain Aldrich. Both men have been enemies for years. Since Bonfield'i dismissal from the force the enmity has grown to intensity. Bonfield, who is always heavily armed, demanded a fight there and then, but Aldrich said that he wonld not fi;ht because of the love he bore his wife. Bonfield thereupon lelt the station in a rage. , Among the many murders yesterday was the disemboweling of John Carr, a Bemo cratic negro, by a black Bepublican voter. Carr will die. not Mucn snow FOR PEACE. The Contending; Parties la Quarrelsome ITaytl Cannot Agreo on Terms. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 ' New Yoke, April 3. The Clyde steam er George W. Clyde got in from Cape Hay tien yesterday. The peace commission of three which Legitime sent to Hippolyte aboard the Belta left for home while the Clyde was iu port They brought Hippo lyte a proposition for "a basis of peace which retired Hippolyte practically to private lif and left Legitime President. Hippolyte didn't take kindly to this pro posal. He told the Commissioners to tell Legitime that peace could be had only on these terms; that both Hippolyte and Legi time should retire to private life; that neither should again be a candidate for the Presidency; that a general election should be held; that no Government officials must attend the national convention as delegates, and that there must be no soldiers in the town where the convention is held. News also comes by the Clyde that Presi dent Hereaux, of San Bomingo, formally recognized Legitime as President of Hayti when he ordered the Mercedes and Caron delet out of Dominican waters. Bothjthesc Vessels were in the harbor of Cape Hayti bristling with guns when the Clyde left Captain Scholtz, of the steamer El Callao, just arrived from port de Paix, says Hippo lyte is scouring the coast in search of able bodied men for his new navy. HAREISON'S PREDICAMENT. Wheeling PostafCco Aspirants Will Talk to v Ilim Tea Hours a Day. (SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Wheeling, April 3. A strong delega tion of local Republicans, representing the various claimants for the Postoffice here, left for Washington this evening for the purpose of attempting to settle the disposi of the office. Chairman of the State Com mittee W. J. W. Cowden, G. W. Atkinson, late' Bepublican candidate for Congress; Senator N. B. Scott, member of the Na tional Bepublican Committee from West Virginia, and a number of others were in the party. John Frew, of the Intelligencer, who is an aspirant for thefplace, did not go, intrusting his claims to the care of Senator Scott The party say they are prepared to talk to the President ten hours a day for the next week, and have agreed not to return until the matter is disposed of. SEVENTY ROADS IN DANGER. ATcstCaso of Great Importance to Street Railroad Companies. ' ISPECIAL TELEQUAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Harbisbubg, April 3. The court of Dauphin county has had submitted to it for decision the case against the Lafayette Traction Company, of Easton, whose charter is alleged to be worthless, because the cor poration was formed under the act of 1878. held to be unconstitutional. ' Ex-Bepnty Attorney General Snodgrass, counsel for the company, hod the case post pqned from time to time in hope that the validating act now before the Legislature would pass, but the case was called to-day, and its decision Till involve at least 70 street railway companies in this State. G0TEEN0R WILSON FIRED. Ho Is Bounced From a Grocery Store by tho Angry Proprietor. Chaeleston, W. Va., April 3. Last night as Editor Beber, of the State Tribune, was standing in a grocery store he was ac costed by Governor Wilson, who shook his fist under his nose nnd threatened him with personal violenoe for criticisms made in the paper of the Governor's official actions. The grocery keeper, not being an admirer of the Governor, ordered him out of the store, and as he failed to go, summarily ejected him by force, with the injunction never to enter his doors again. This is the second attack made on Beber by Wilson during the past four weeks, lriends interposing each time. BIG BLOW AT BALTIMORE. Forty Houses Unroofed by a Vigorous Gale Ijast Evening. Baltimoee, April 3. A part of the storm which started in British America on the 1st of the month reached here this even ing. For half an hour the wind blew so hard that 40 houses were unroofed in South west Baltimore, inflicting a damage to prop erty of about 12,000. The walls of several unfinished buildings were blown down, and the schooner N811ie was capsized, but none of her crew were hurt. DEATH TO DEPUTY SHERIFFS. Tbo Arizonn Train Robbers Kill a Couple While Resisting Arrest. Peescott, April 3. In a fight near Flag staff, between a Sheriffs posse and robbers who held up the Atlantic and Pacific ex press about two weeks ago, Edward Sinclair and T". S. Wilcox, deputy sheriffs, were killed. Reinforcements have been sent to the ShcriU Irora Flagstaff. It-is thought the leaders of the train rob bers is McNeill, a noted desperado, for whom a reward of over $2,000 is offered. ' A Big Contract Let. Washington, April 3. The contract for the construction of the machinery of the armored cruiser Main1; bos been awarded to N. F. Palmer & Co., of New York, at $735,000.' -- - - .?, ' CENTS In Soots Where it is Weakest! . by General Master Work- I man Powderly, REPLYING TO MR. WARNER.1 mi.. t!. -i ,- . ; i xue criminal tompeuiion iionsisi3lBtJ ,,,. . . . t - reaanng uut uonncts. SUGGESTIONS IN PRISON EEFORX- In an Incisive Manner the Great Labor Leader Asks Why Not Make Lawyers, Surgeons or Preachers Oat of Prison ersHe Thinks That Wonld be Better Than the Making of Barrels far tho Standard OU Monopoly to Belp Brash. Out the Semblance of Competition Cans tic Comparisons for Philanthropists to btady. When Mr. Henry Warner, Superin WotEB tendent of the Allegheny county work-, j5 house,-wrote and printed an open letter to General Master Workman T. V. Powderly, he invited a reply. He has it It hasn't reached him in manuscript form as yetpbnt he can read it in this issue of The Bis PATCH. The apparent evils growing out of the forced shut-down of all competitive labor in the prisons of Pennsylvania were treated in a sort of circular letter which Mr. Henry Warner, superintendent of the Allegheny county workhouse, printed for Mr.T. V. Powderly and the rest of Pennsylvania to read. Though this letter was not sent in manuscript form to Mr. Powderly, he got it, as an inclosnre of a letter written him by Editor J. M. Kelly, of this city, inviting the strong reply which, it was presumable, Mr. Powderly could write. Mr. Kelly has the answer already in type for puoiication in this week s issue of the Com moner and Qlassworker, and The Bis patch is favored with an advance copy thereof, which is published below. The fact that Mr. Warner doesn't get an autograph letter in reply to his circular ad dressed to Mr. Powderly, is attributable, no doubt, to the fact that the latter hod to read in printed form the "letter that never came." Such incisive sarcasm as the General Master Workman deals out to philanthro pists who won't teach convicts more than they do, is well worth reading. the labor leader's ssrpirs. - x, SCBANTON, April L I am Indebted to a clipping from a Pittsburg; paper for an Item of news contained in "the letter which never came" from Henry Warner, of the Allegheny County "Workhouse, concern ing a bill now pending before the Pennsylvania Legislature, Known as "House bill No. 477," en titled an act "resulating the employment of convicts and inmates of the penal and reform? atory institutions within the State." ' : If Mr.Warner his written ma such a letter ha has forgotten to mad it As it is not called an , open letter, I am at a loss to know how it found its way into print before finding its way to me. In this letter Mr. Warner seems to be labor ing under a misapprehension as to his base ot attack, or action rather. Mr. Warner knew nothing of Bill No. 477 and has not up to this writing seen a copy of lr. He is not competent to criticise the bill in question. Mr. Warner says he "has a contempt for any class of workingmen who would concern them selves about entering into competition with prison labor." So havo I, and during all ot my experience I have never heard of workingmen concerning themselves about entering Into competition with prison labor until it ha3 -en tered into competition with them. A POPtTLAB EEEOB SET EIGHT. Possibly it will be as well to relieve his mind as to the aim of the order of the Knights of, Labor concerning convict labor; the twelfth section in the preamblo of the order says that it is the aim of the association "to prohibiten hiring out of convicts." It is not the intention to add to the number of the insane by keeping the convict in Idleness. No one has ever heard a member of thai Knights of Labor, who understands the prin ciples of his order, contend that convicts shond -bo kept in idleness, neither do Knights assert that they should not workat such trades and occupations as may be followed on the ontsida of prisons: but we do contend that honest workmen.shonld not be compelled to enter Into unfair competition with those who have been locked np for their misdeeds. The hiring out of convicts is what we complain of, and all fair-minded men -will admit that we have x good case. If it is right to teach a man a tradsf on the Inside of a prison, why not teach him the whole of ltT Why teach him but a part of a trade? He cannot follow the piece of it thai he learns after he is released, and it is only a question of time until the "philanthropists" will have him m their dutches again for soma other offense. Turned oat from prison without a dollar in his pocket, no friends, no knowl edge of his surroundings and no chance to get" work, his every effort at obtaining employmenti,; balked, witn "philanthropists" who sympa thize with him only when he Is earning money for them in prison, anxious to secure the ala of 1.1. MV.nln.An AnnA . m.. 1., . . , J U3 cfGii;jii.o vuwo uiuig uu uicu VUUbfaCKS la side of prison wails, what chance has ha to reform? VEBY INCISIVELY STATED, If he had learned a whole trade on the In side it would be different, and while it is con- 'ik sidered right to instruct a man in some ocenpa- tion in a prison, way not give all occupations a, trial? The fitness of the convicts for certain" avocations should be considered; some ara naturally keen and bright, were Incarcerated;' for some shrewd piece of swindling. Why not make lawyers of them? Others were im prisoned for attempting to amputate, orcarvs; an arm or an ear belonging to a neighbor. Why i not make surgeons of such? Why not attempt "a to reach tbo moral, the Intellectual, the iiiuutai uiau as weu u me paysicaj, uj training, the mind inside of prison walls as well as tSej i hands, come are pious rogues, as pious as - some of the "philanthropists." why not givo them a religious training on the inside,, j tnat wouiu nt tnem to expound tne gospel? among the heathens when liberated? I believe i that an investigation would Show that onrjl prisons and penitentiaries, notwithstanding Mr. Warners statement, contain as mucnl talent as the House of Representatives of thai State, and while it would not do to turn that convicts into legislators it would be eminently proper to so drill ana educate tnem that there would be more amenable to law and its'ln-M fluences when they leave tho.prisons. i j Mr. Warner argues that the workbouse Is thaJ only successful place to compete against the Standard Oil Company, but he does not stata'-'J what influence tho pernicious actions of thq,J manuaru uu iymijauj uau ia juung tne Wors nouses -anu prisons. THE OCTOPUS OPEBAJTDI. It was unfair competition on the part of thai Standard Oil Company and-kindred ebneerai j J 4 K i. 7. 3 P- " Pj t2.K's-&.? : EOi i. A.