Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, April 07, 1889, Image 1

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"AUhe English Liberty League,
in the Form of a Threaten-
ing Attempt to
English Society Shaken Once if ore
by a Divorce Scandal.
' Information Wanted In England Concerning
the Failure of Prohibition to Prohibit In
America PIgott Letters Commanding
Biff Premiums A Death Blow to the
Conceit of English Artists President
Carnot Too Bnsy to Run Aronnd Kissing
the Hands of Queens Bloodcurdling
Tales Told of Hermitages In Holland
English Society Awaiting Bonlanger's
Probable Coming With Open Arms Haw
the Famous feculptor, Bianchl, Courted
The friends of proprietary legislation and
the opponents of sumptuary laws in
America are called upon to furnish their
fellow sympathizers in England with the
facts as to the failure of prohibition to pro
hibit in America, as far as it has been tried.
The Beaumont scandal is to be aired in the
divorce courts. Steel rails command 130 a
ton in South Africa. English society has
open arms for Boulanger if he is driven
from Belgium. "
IjONDch.-, April 6. Copyright The
Liberty and Property Defense League was
established some years ago for the purpose
of maintaining the freedom of contract, up
holding proprietary rights, and resisting
socialistic legislation. It has a council upon
which sit the representatives of 88 feder
ated defense societies, and of which the
Earl of Wemyss, Lord Bramwell, Baron
Dimsdale, Earl Portescue, the Earl of Pem
broke, Lord Penzance, and other great peo
ple are members.
The League cannot be said to be a blazing
success. Since its establishment the free
dom of contract has been persistently inter
fered with by acts of Parliament, -and pro
prietary rights, notably the rights of Irish
land o jeners to ruin their tenants, and of
London landlords to set sanitary laws at
defiance, have been assailed with more or
less success, and the whole tendency of leg
islation has been socialistic
Torn by Conflicting Emotions.
This week the League has been torn by
conflicting emotions. A. royal taiKWilflrtBg
has been appointed to -inquire into the op--erationsof
the Sunday-closing law in "Wales,
a law which the League has denounced for
years as subversive of the elementary rights
of man, but against this partial victory has
to be set a crushing blow at the freedom of
contract and proprietary rights involved in
the passing of the second reading of the
bill which proposes to close taverns on Sun
days in England.
In his sore distress Earl of "Wemyss,.
Chairman of the Council, turns his hopeful
eyes toward the American continent. He
believes that the working of prohibitive
laws in the United States and Canada has
Resulted In a Miserable Failure,
and lie would be glad if the friends of free
dom of contract and proprietary rights in
America would furnish him with proofs of
increased drunkenness, immorality and
crime, which he knows have followed pro
hibition in Maine and elsewhere.
Meanwhile, his lordship requests me to
state that from his place in the House of
Lords last Thursday he gave notice that at
an early date after Easter he will ask Her
Majesty's Government if they will Jtake
steps to obtain and lay before Parliament
reliable information regarding the present
working of liquor laws in Canada and the
United States. It is not probable that Her
Majesty's Government will take any such
I steps, even to please the Liberty and Prop
erty Defense League, but his lordship's op
appeal presents an unique opportunity for
the friends of temperance in America to
extend their propaganda to the most ex
clusive circles in London.
One of the Descendants of the Last King of
Jerusalem Wants a Divorce His
Wife Quite too Giddr for Him
Even Her Income is no
London, April G. One of the most sen
sational scandals which has ever disgraced
English society is about to come before the
world. The Hon. Henry Stapleton, ninth
Baron of Beaumont,and a descendant of the
last King of Jerusalem, has filed a bill in
the House of Lords proposing to dissolves
marriage which he contracted only last year
with the pretty brunette daughter
of Madame Elise, the great court
dressmaker, who a year or two ago sold her
business for over 52,000,000 and married
Mr. "Wootton Isaacsons, M. P. Lord Bean
mont'sfriends claim, and it is believed to
be truth, that he is not responsible for the
scandal. He discovered immediately unon
his marriage that his wife's ideas as" to the
holy state of matrimony and marital duties
generally were, te put it very mildly, of a
character to make any man's hair stand on
end. It did not have that effect in his lord
ship's case, because Lord Beaumont, al
though nly 40 years oldt is very bald, but
nature found another vent for his pent-up,
emotions, in a rush of blood to the head.
Lord Beaumont has many fits, chiefly of
anger, "but they had no effect upon his ama
zing yonng wife, who defied his authority,
jeered at his jealousy, made mirth of his
person, sneered at his diminutive rent roll,
ana scoffed at his ancestors, the King of Je
rusalem not excepted. Lord Beaumont ar
rived at the conclusion that his wife.must
be insane, but as she had an income of $35,
0C0 a year in her own right, he bore with
her for awhile. Ere long, however, evi
dence accumulated under his hand which
left him no option but to take measures for
dissolving the ill-starred union.
The charges upon which the bill for di
vorce is based ore so revolting and unnatur
al that they cannot be specified here. For
the credit of human nature it Is to be hoped
that some of them, at least, may be dis
proved. The lady's friends do not deny
that she has peculiar ideas, and that her
ways are startlingly unconventional. They
put them all down to the account of the
wild days of her youth, when she roved the
African desert, hunting and riding for days
together, sometimes with no female compan
ion. The adulation of the French cavalry
officers probably turned the young beauty's
head. It has certainly not since received the
right twist.
There are letters in the case bushels of
them, and some of the peculiarly Zolaesque
documents are claimed by a well-known man
about town, who has suddenly shown a
yearning desire to get them back into his
possession. It is probable that in this con
nection the matter will come before one of
the courts of justice next week, and a big
effort will probably be made to have the case
heard in camera.
English Society Eagerly Awaiting the Ad
vent of Another Lion.
London, April 6. Society is getting
ready for Boulanger, in full confidence be
gotten of a belief that he is making Belgium
too torrid to hold him. We already have
ex-Empress Eugenie, Compte de Paris, and
Prince Jerome Napoleon, and there is room
for Boulanger. Although his blood be not
blue, Boulanger has set the world talking
about him, and he is understood to be nice
looking. His credentials are, therefore,
amply sufficient to open wide all the mouths
and exclusive portals in London.
The newspapers here are much, worried
about Boulanger's flight. They have so
frequently made asses of themselves by an
nouncing his political demise that they hes
itate to prophesy any more, even when the
circumstances seem more cropitious. The
Standard, after clumsily balancing on the
fence, has flopped down on the anti-Boulan-gist
side of it, and informs its confiding
readers that the General having proved him
self a coward, has effaced himself. The
Daily Xeict cannot quite make up its mind,
and the Daily Telegraph is editorially
Mopsieur Blowitz, the Paris correspond
ent of the Time, states emphatically that
Boulanger is dead and beyond the hope of
resurrection, but Blowitz has said the same
thing over and over again, and has been
in his dealings with French affairs so noto
riously and consistently wrong that thous
ands of Englishmen believe in the vitality
of Boulangerism, and proclaim Boulanger to
be a live lion simply because the Times
says he is a dead donkey.
But whatever their opinions, all the
newspapers here devote columns daily to
Boulanger's movements and sayings, and
spend lots of money to get the latest news
about him.
Bloodcurdling Tales Told ot a Couple of
Deserted Huts.
London, April 6. Your correspondent
at Amsteidam sends me some interesting
information jibout the hermits in Holland.
Alrermit who lived in a most remarkable
manner up to the traditions of his venerable
calling has justdied in nVbut in Genethal,
in .the royiqee of ., Limburg. Ear
a long but unknown number of
years he had lived alone and
abstained from all food except bread .and
water. He- never used a bed, and in his
last illness the people who came to relieve
him were unable to make him either use a
bed or take more nourishing food than that
mentioned. Once when he was absent,
thieves broke into the hermitage, suspecting
that he had hoarded treasure. Thev found
absolutely nothing but a lash with which
the recluse had been accustomed, often and
regularly, to scourge himself. The hermit
age was on the property of Count Villers,
who has received more than 100 applica
tions for the vacant place. The applicants
are probably more moved by a desire to ob
tain a place of profitable notoriety than
anything else.
The Duchy of Limburg. however, pos
sesses another genuine hermitage with a
blood-curdling history. Fifty years ago it
was purchased, with the adjoining chapel,
by two rich men who had become tired ot
the world. In; 1868 the one still remaining
alive was killed by the terrible winter of
that year. After a long delay the house
was broken into. The hermit lay dead on
the floor, and his cat, which was sitting on
the corpse, had, driven by hunger, eaten a
considerable portion of the dead man's
head. A dead dog was at his feet. A
Franciscan monk has since been in posses
sion of this hermitage.
An Exhibition of American Art to be Given
in IfOndon.
London, April 6. There is to be an ex
hibition of American art in London next
month, at Johnson & Norman's galleries,
in New Bond street, and the collection is
expected to be one of the interesting-features
of the season. Among the representa
tive things to'be shown are needle-woven
tapestries, embroideries, etc.,bytheassociated
artists of New York, and stained glass, art
tiles, plastic sketches, pottery, wrought iron
work, reproduction of old leather work, ex
amples of Moorish fret and spiral work and
other exhibits from private firms.
The. Associated Artists' show will, it is
hoped, take some of the insular conceit out
of the English women, of whome nine out of
ten firmly believe the average American
woman does not know a needle from a jack
The True Artist's Slodo of Suicide Employed
. by Achllle Blanch!.
London, April 6. Achillc Bianchi, the
famous Milan sculptor, and known to many
Americans, shut himself up in his studio in
Borne, Monday night, stopped up all means
of ventilation, set fire to a pan of charcoal
and went to bed.
"When discovered the next morning he
was quite dead. The suicide was due to un
fortunate speculations.
President Carnot's Excuse for Snubbing Her
Majesty of England.
London, April 6. Some of the French
newspapers are violently abnsing President
Carnot for net paying sufficient attention to
Queen .Victoria. They reproachfully re
mind him that that the Queen is a woman,
and think he ought at least to have gone to
Cherbourg and kissed Her Majesty's hand.
Carnot siys he has too much to do in
Paris, just now, to allow time for kissing.
Steel Rails Selling at S130 n Ton.
London, April C. Are the Pittsburg
people aware that steel rails are selling for
$130 a ton at Johannesburg, Jn the South
African'gold district?
Another Shock (o English Society The
Queen's Venerable Aunt Expires A
Fresh Lot of Of ournlng Gar
ments to be Ordered.
London, April 6. Society has had an
other disagreeable shock this afternoon by
the announcement of the death of the
Duchess of Cambridge. The court was
gradually getting out ot mourning, and
fashionable folks cherished hopes of a gay
season. Now fresh mourning frocks "will
have to be ordered, and there will be no
state balls for some considerable time to
come. Next week's drawing room has been
postponed, for Queen Victoria was very fond
of her venerable aunt, add never failed to
visit her when in London.
The old lady was 92 years of age, and has
been confined to her rooms for many years.
Nevertheless, she was a most genial invalid,
and it was her delight to have musical par
ties in the afternoon at St. James' Palace,
where she lived. She paid a regular salary
to several eminent instrumentalists forplay
ing at" her;parties, and occasionally she
would have a violinist in her room and
keep him going for hours at a stretch. The
parties were nearly always made up of the
same old ladies and gentlemen, for the royal
D uchess was chary of making acq uaintances,
and she positively disliked strange faces,
either among her servants or visitors. Her
last little gathering was on the 26th of
March, and it was given in honor of the
70th birthday of her son, the Duke of Cam
bridge, Commander-in-Chief of the army.
The Queen heard of the death of her aunt
while holding a council at "Windsor Castle.
She, at once ordered a special train to be
prepared for her, and as soon as the state
business had been completed she came to
London. I saw Her Majesty drive up to
St James' Palace. Her eyes were red and
swollen, as though she had been weeping.
The Belgian King Thinking of Emulating
Stanley's Example.
London, April 6. General Strachey,
one of the Secretaries of the Boyal Geo
graphical Society, informs me that Stan
ley's letter to the society gives details, both
ethnographical and geographical, of his
journey which will prove of surpassing in
terest and importance. Between the mouth
of the Ituri river and Albert
Nyanza there are nearly 300,000 square
miles of forest, but any 'syndicate
proposing to handU that lumber will have
to dispose first of cannibal savages and
equally ferocious dwarf tribes, not to men
tion such trifles as rapids, cataracts and
swamps. Nevertheless, Stanley's published
letters have deeply moved certain capital
ists, and there is wild talk of a colossal
Central African syndicateonthe linesof the
old East Indian Company. "Would-be
speculators, however, will find that Stanley
has done a considerable amount of pre
empting on behalf ot Sir Francis De
Winton and the other astute gentleman
who backed the expedition.
It is believed that Stanley's discoveries
will attract capital to the Congo free State,
which has been under a cloud lately. The
King of the Belgians has long cherished the
idea of paying a visit to Congo, and thus
starting a boom. This information comes
from an exalted functionary at the'Belgian
Court, and its accuracy is beyond doubt.
His Majesty will penetrate as far into the
interior ot Africa as 'may be considered
safe for a king, and he may be absent from
Europe over & year. Before starting a re-
eney- will -be appointed. It is confidently
oped that Earopean,.teJtalauot fall to
follow thecSttCEuropeaBTnonarch who 'has
set foot in Africa within.modera times.
A Premium That Solicitor Sondes Might
Well Take Advantage Of.
London, April 6. AnyAinerlcan citi
zen possessing letters written by Pigolt may
find a market here. The prices range from
$5 to $25. according to the date.
It is estimated that Solicitor Soames, of
the Times, has at least a couple of thousand
dollars' worth of them, but he is not likely
to spoil the trade by flooding the market.
A Machine Patented That, Once Started,
Bur Till it Is Worn Out.
St. Louis, April 6. Daniel "W. Smith, a
St. Louis engineer and mechanic, secured,
on March 9, a patent for an electric steam
generator that he claims will revolutionize
motive power. By means of electric heat
steam is generated and superheated. The
steam passes into the engine to be operated,
whence it is carried into an electric dynamo,
which supplies the electricity for heating
the water, and thence the exhaust is deliv
ered back into the generator, so that there is
no waste. In starting the machine some
extraneous heat is necessary to put the
dynamo in motion. After that the machine
runs itself. The dynamo supplies electric
ity, which heats the water and makes the
steam; the steam runs any engine to which
the generator may be attached.
After serving the engine the steam passes
into the dynamo, which it also operates and
the exhaust is then, by means of a very in
genious and original mechanical device,
forced back into the generator, so that no
steam is wasted. Thus there is no smoke,
no exhaust, no noise. The machine is self
operating, self-acting and self-regulating.
It consumes no fuel, and after once being
started in operation, runs itself until its
parts wear out
The Cleveland Gaslight and Coke Plant
Captnred by the Great Harvester.
Cleveland, O., April 6. After many
unsuccessful efforts the Consolidated Gas
Trust, which is virtully the Standard Oil
Company, has secured control of the plant
and franchise of the Cleveland Gaslight
and Coke Company. The Cleveland Gas
light and Coke Company has had control of
the gas business of almost the entire city,
and its rights are perpetual.
The1 Standard Oil Company has already
begun leasing land and securing the right
of way for an oil pipe line from Cygnet,
"Wood county, to this city. The distance is
over 100 miles, and the line wijl pass
through parts of "Wood, Seneca.Ysandusky,
Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties, and
the supply of oil will be used 'for other pur
poses as well as the manufacture of gas in
the big Cleveland plant
Reappearance of n Qlan Supposed to Be
. Drowned Iast November.
Eastpobt, April 6. H. F. "Wilder, pro
prietor of the Eastport Messenger, disap
peared last November. His hat and small
boat in which he had gone to Lnbec were
found at that time bottom up, and he was
given up by his wife and friends as lost
Within three days his wife has'received a
letter from him at Pawtucket, B. I. He
says the last thing he remembers is standing
on the beech at Lubec.
After that his mind was blank until he
found himfelf in the "-oods near Pawtucket,
ragged and poor. At the time of his dis
appearance he was worn out by overwork
and sickness in his family. These cares,
,wlth loss of sleep, probably unsettled his
mind". -
The Celebrated Spook Artist 3ecoae8
Deeply Infctuated With
She Watches His Nightly Perfonnaaws
and Sends Him
Madame Desires tne Serrlees of the Students far Her
Spirit Temple.
Mme. Diss Debar is before the .public
again. She is "visiting a theater nightly to
watch the performance of a Spanish student,
and allows the audience to viewber infatua
tion. Madame sends flowers and notes to
ber Borneo, who is oppressed by the unlooked-for
honor and by the gibes of Ma
comrades. Madame's affection is platonic
She is endeavoring to obtain recruits for
her projected temple to the spirits.
New Yoke, April 6. For the pasl fbw
weeks the audiences at Dookstader's The
ater have nightly had their attention divided
between the performances of Magician Kel
lar and a very large woman occupying a
front chair in the right hand box. Frost
the way in which her movements are ws tched
by a portion of the. audience it is evident
that to some, at least, she is very well
known. The woman's size and assurance
.are sufficient to attract attention to her,
however, even if , she were a stranger to all.
At first she came at the beginning of the
performances and stayed through to the
end, but lately she has been in the habit ef
coming in at 'about 9:30, just before the
Spanish students come upon the, stage, and
going out as soon as their performance is
over. She is Madame Diss Debar, the great
spook artist
For some time Mr. Kellar and the members
of his company wondered what was theattrac
tion that drew the big medium to the thea
ter so often. Mr. Kellar has his share of
human conceit, but he could not believe
that it was his skill Alone that delighted the J
madame so greatly.
At first she sat calmly through the per
formauce smiling broadly or shaking with
subdued laughter at the funny incidents.
After the fourth or fifth visit she hardly
looked .at Mr. Kellar at all, yawned as
though bored to death while he exposed the
supernatural arts of mediums, and was quite
distressing to look at until the Spanish
students made their appearance.
Then all was changed in her demeanor.
She became interested almost, excited.
He face lit up with a smile so expansive as
to be almost' startling. The fat cheeks fell
into many folds and dimples, the dark skin
became illuminated, the black eyes danced
with innate fun, the vast bosom rose and
fell with the power of a bellows. She bad
apparently lost all consciousness of the au
dience, and was intent only on watching the
graceful movements of SenorPaul Bipal,
Mia leadpr n( the xtndpnfa-.
Bipal is a rather short, stout man, who
looks anything but Spanish. He has classi
cal features, to which a somewhat fierce ex
pression is imparted by a bushy red beard
and mustache, worn in the English fashion,
that is divided in the center and brushed
from the part. He is the only one of the
"students" who stands during the perform
ances. He wears a long velvet cloak which
hangs in graceful folds from his shoulders
and makes 'him look quite romantic. He
plays the violin with much feeling and is
just the sort of man who might be expected
to impress the heart of a lovely boarding
school miss.
But he has caught bigger game this time,
or rather, perhaps, the game has tried to
catch him. SenorBipal cannot count upon the
fingers of both hands the beautiful bouquets
that the smitten lady has sent him, while
the perfumed notes are said to be legion.
Each bouquet was composed of the choicest
flowers the market affords, and spoke well
for the depths of Mme. Diss Debar's purse.
It was invariably tied with a silk ribbon.
Sometimes this was snow white, doubtless
indicating the purityof the affection that
had inspired the giver; sometimes red,
which was.taken to denote great warmth of
In these visits to the theater, Mme. Diss
Debar was usually accompanied by a small,
young, slightly built man, who the theater
attaches supposed was Mr. Marsh's nephew.
He usually sat in the shadow behind Mme.
Diss Debar.and appeared desirous of escap
ing public attention.
On: last Friday night Madame drove up
to the door of the theater at about 930
o'clock. She stepped out as lightly as
though she did not weigh in the neighbor
hood of 300 pounds, and was followed by a
handsome young woman. Madame has
free entrance to the house through the
courtesy of Mr. Kellar and she did not,
therefore, have any tickets. "With many
groans and signs, she mounted the
Steep flight of stairs that leads to the
inner doors. Then she mused and
L clung to the railing while she waited for
ner Dream hj revuru. xier companion siooa
by her side smiling. In a moment Madame
had regained her composure and climbed up
the second flight Arrived near the head
of the stairs, she ran up the few remaining
steps and looked down the aisles, Then she
walked rapidly across the parquet to the
box and took her seat in front near 'the
stage, while the young woman sat a little
behind her.
Madame looked well, and, for so large
a person, almost handsome. Her skin was
as smooth and polished and firm looking as
a school girl's. She wore a black bonnet
trimmed with jet beads and ornaments, a
handsome and elaborate black silk dress
and a very -filegant pressed velvet wrap.
The latter was thrown open, showing the
generous outlines of her figure. Madame's
dress fitted without a wrinkle, and even
Judge, Duffy's committee of experts would
have been puzzled to find a blemish in it.
Yet there was something that gave the im
pression thatMadame had been compelled
to lace very tightly before she was able to
get inside that waist
Some of the other occupants of the box
shuddered asf they saw Mademoiselle calmly
drop down on a chair. The box chairs are
Email nnd look frail, and it was natural to
fear that Mademoiselle might find one a
feeble support Nevertheless no accident
occurred, and Mademoiselle surveyed the
audience through her glasses without a sug
gestion of embarrassment
Following the wonderful adventures of
the young wdman known as "Astarle," Mr.
Kellar vanished from the stage and the
Spanish students occupy the attention of
theaudienceorsomelC minutes. On this
occasion Madamo leaned forward in her
chair waiting lor the plush curtains to part
and reveal the handsome Bipal.
my Love has come.
There was a look of ecstatic joy in her
face and her hands nervously played with
the opera glasses. Bipal stood sideways on
the stage, -facing the box opposite to that in
which Madame, Diss Debar was seated.
There was a slight; frown on his ace and he
appeared to avoid looking in her direction.
Nevertheless, Madam e 'gazed at him with
gratification arid seemed entirely deaf to all
music but that of his violin. She applauded
vehemently at the end bf the playing, clap
ping her hands together with vigor and en
ergy. Her eyes rolled with tragic intensity
every time his face turned at- all in her di
rection and her efforts to attractfhis atten
tion became painful before the act was
The students played three selections, but
not once did Bipal face the siren who was
watching him so closely.- Some of his com
panions, however, ogled her surreptitiously
and seemed to enjoy Blpal's position.
"WTen the curtain finally shut him off from
view Madame heaved a languishing sigh
that thrilled every occupant of the box,
rose ana left the theater. Many eyes fol
lowed'her and. ber companion as they dis
appeared down the stairs. A moment later
her carriage-was rolling down Broadway,
The contents of some, of the notes that
Madame has sent to Btpal are known only
to the two. At first Bipal didn't seem to
mind her flatterlng-'.attentious, but much
bantering on the part of his companions
has made the subject a sore one to him.
Usually the flowers and notes were ad
dressed simply: "To the Spanish student,
from Loleta." By her directions they were
always delivered to Eijtflf
Madame has disclaimed any tender senti
ment in the mattery and has declared that
her admiration is without any manner of
feeling. She would like the services ot the
students, she said, for the temple that she
intends to dedicate to the spirits. Madame
is living in elegant style these days in
West Twenty-eighth street She declares
that she loves the "General" Diss Debar,
and considers him to bet her husband. She
vows vengeance -against Bill Howe, the
Judge and the jury that convicted her,
says she is a Catholic and not a Spiritual
ist, and rambles in a most bewildering
manner over adozen subjects in one-quarter
as many minuter.
Jahn G. Thompson, of Ohio, Disappears,
Under n Cloud Charged With Steal
Ins- Registered Letters While
Employed In the Ball
way Postal Ser
Columbus, O., April 6. For several
days rumors concerning the mysterions dis
appearance of John G. Thompson, a railway
mail clerk', have been rife. The reports
have coupled his absence with the loss of
several registered letter packages on the
-Columbus and Toledo Bailroad. All doubt
as to the cause of his absence has been re
moved by the Government secret service of
ficials announcing that he has failed to ac
count for several registered letters, and be
ing unable to avert the investigation pend
ing, has absconded, taking with him all
books and papers relating to his work in
the mall service.
Thompson is a son of the late John G.
Thompson, for, many years Sergeant at
Arms of the National House of Bepresenta
tives, and once a prominent man in "West
ern Democratic politics. Young Thompson
will be known in the East by recalling an
incident that happened nine years ago at a
preparatory school near the "West Point
Military Academy. He had an -appointment,
, secured through the influence
of Senator Thurman, and was preparing for
examination. "While at this school he in
sulted a young Texan named-Buck, who
retaliated by shooting . Thompson in the
stomach. The affair caused a great deal of
: comment, and for months -Thoa'psoa hang
between" life and death. Buck was ac
quitted, and, upon regaining his health,
Thompson took '.his examination and
passed, bat was refused on account of phys
ical disability arising from the wound.
Since then he has been concerned in sev
eral questionable transactions, but finally
gave promise of reform, and upon the re
commendation of Judge Thurman secured
a place in the postal service two years ago.
Early in this year he was transferred to the
railway mall service. The amount of his
peculations is unknown.,
The Lucky Discovery Made by a Maryland
Baltimore, April 6'. Dr. David
Genese, a well-known dentist of this city,
who some time ago purchased a farm of
seven acres at Betterton, Kent county, on
the east shore of Maryland,1 recently picked
up pieces of a dark substance that looked
very much like iron ore. He had the ore
examined by an iron master from Troy, who
sajd it would yield 70 per cent of the metal.
There is very little sand and a good deal,of
metallic substance in the ore.
The Doctor has made an investigation
and ascertained that a Vein of iron ran in a
line 12 miles in the. direction of Galena, and
another in the direction of Stillpond, five
miles from Betterton. In fact, the vein is
supposed to lie along the entire extent of
what is known as the Sassafrass route of
-the proposed Chesapeake and Delaware
snip canal.
The Entire Popnlrice of Kittanning; Out
After a Legion of Wild Ducks.
Kittanning, April 6. Our sportsmen,
and their name has beenlegion to-day, have
been in luck, and Kittanning expects to
revel in duck for its Sunday dinner. Vast
numbers of this aquatic but misguided fowl,
probably chased south by the storm, have
swarmed along the river in search of shelter
and security, but instead have called out
the entire armament of the plate, from the
costly fowling piece down to the gun bean
shooter, and the popping of firearms has
been almost incessant
"While some ot the hunters met with good
success in shooting and capturing their
game, there were donbtless enough powder
and lead wasted"" to purchase a river full of
ducks but then Kittanning has not en
joyed so much fun for a decade.
Frank Shnfer Shoots a Friend Who Is Botan
izing With Him.
Ft. Scott, Kan., April 6T This after
noon, at 2 o'clock, M. H. Millspaugh, of
Ypsilanti, Mich., and Frank Shafer, of Ot
tawa, 111., were rambling through the woods
near the city, examining botanical speci
mens. While Millspaugh was in the act of
stooping' over, Shnfer drew a pistol and shot
him twice in the head, killing him in
stantly. The murderer fled, but was ar
rested at Gerari,two hours later.
The men have been traveling together,
and the motive for the murder is supposed
to be Jobbery.
The Only Charge the Prisoner Cares to
Deny Is the Latter One.
Newark, S. J., April 6. J. S. Urier,
a special agent of the' Governor of Colorado,
arrived here to take the Cowboy Herbert E.
Coddington, back to prison in that State on
three indictments burning the hotel of
James Pyle, forging en order for ? 200, and
running away with Pyle's" daughter,, and
was looking for Governor Green to-day to
get his requisition signed. The onlv charge
Coddington depies is that of kidnaping the
girl. She claims to have been 16" years" old
when she left home. '
General Boulanger, from, His City of
Kefnge, Views the Victory
Instead of Being Sent to Prison for a
lear They Are JTerely Fined.
His Fair TriTellnz Companion Mates a Firm: Visit
to Paris.
The Boulangists on trial in Paris yester
day scored a victory. Instead of getting a
year's imprisonment, the League-members
were only fined ?20 apiece. The General is
yet in Brussels, and. says be will probably
remain there till the October election. The
woman who accompanied him in his flight
made a flying trip to Paris yesterday, with
a satchel of important papers.
Paeis, April 6. Copyright Early
yesterday morning the lady with whom
Boulanger escaped from Paris, disappeared
from the Hotel Mengell, in Brussels, and
came to Paris. A valise, whjch she carried,
was said to contain an important batch of
papers. She came here, but eluded the
police, .and left again for Brussels last
Meanwhile, a small, sinister and nebulous
looking man arrived in Brussels and called
on the General. He was not received.
After glaring glooniily at the exterior of
the hotel, the sad, small man went to a
neighboring cafe and resolutely drank him
self into a state of exalted antf autocratic
Inebriety, after which he communicated to
Belgium at large the- important interna
tional fact that he was the divorced husband
of a lady who at present enjoys the devotion
of the brave General.
A wiid and vivid hope sprang up in the
hearts of a platoon of the sleepy French
journalists on watch, that the husband
would become dangerous and make it un
pleasant foi" Boulanger, but the husband
lacked what is generally known at home as
sand. He returned by the evening train in
ft state-of maudlin slumber and a third-class
At 2 o'clock this morning there was a
slamming of outer doors in the Hotel Men
gell, and a patter of small feet on the stairs.
The General's beautiful courier had 'got
back from Paris, after traveling continually
for nearly 24 hours. Her big- eyes were
blazing with excitement as she rushed up
the first flight of stairs, and her cheeks were
flushed with triumph. The General knew
her step and hurried out into the corridor
to meet her.
"S're got them," she cried, happily, as a
smile sprang to the General's face, and
with muttered words of satisfaction and de
light he handed her into his salon. "Word
was sent to Count Dillon, who immediately
hurried down the corridor, to the General's
apartment. "Whatever the papers were that
the madam brought back they were, evi
dently of great'isiportance.
bepresent aftine Palace of Justice when the
decision was' given on the trial of the
League of Patriots. X expected -some ex
citement, but the Condition of things that
ensued rather staggered me. Just before I
left I asked General Boulanger what he
thought the result would be. He wrote in
reply: "The temper of the people of Paris
is such that anything short of the full pen
alty asked by the Government will be re
garded as an acquittal."
It struck me at the time that this was a
rather sanguine forecast, but Boulanger's
judgment was correct The sentence of the
Judges has struck into the Government
ranks like a thunder-clap. It was totally
unexpected. The Government demanded
that the accused leaders of the Boulangist
pp.rty sbould be sentenced to two years' im
prisonment, and, what was more important
still, have all civil rights interdicted for
five years. Instead of this, Naquet, ,Derou
lede, Bichard and Gallean were let off with
a trivial fine of 520 apiece.
"When the President of the court pro
nounced this sentence to-day, at 1:30 o'clock,
every man in the courtroom jumped to his
feet and a shout of "Vive Boulanger" rang
above-all the din. The acquitted deputies
hurried out and turned toward the Cafe
Bacqne, 2 fine Desnatles, followed by a
vast crowd howling Boulanger's name like
mad. I noticed that the men who did the
greatest vocal honor to the General were
lawyers of the court who had assembled to
hear the verdict
There can be no doubt in the world of the
extraordinary popularity of the General.
All the Government organs are uneasy over
the verdict It has increased the prestige
of the General. Five or six thousand people
are around the Cafe Bacque now, at mid
night, cheering the refugee. Omnibuses
are stopped in the street while people swarm
over them trying to get a loot: at the leaders
in the cafe.
At Belleville a big dinner by aqti
Bonlanglsts was given to-night. A reporter
whom 1 sent there has just sent a line by
messenger to say that the Boulangists have
surrounded the place and made egress and
ingress impossible. The enthusiasm In that
democratic suburb of Paris, over the Gen
eral, Is very great He Is the only topic ot
talk on the boulevards.
Bochefort's statement that he has posi
tive proof that the council of the Govern
ment recently decided thai Boulanger
could be tried by court martial is generally
believed. This was in answer to an in
quiry of President Carnot Bochefort says
that this means that the General would be
shot immediately alter conviction.
"Warrants are said to be out for the arrest
of Count Dillon and Henri Bochefort, so
that the choice whichjhoso gentlemen made
to remain by the side of the exiled General
is undoubtedly strengthened. In an inter
view which I had with General Boulanger
last night, jie assured me that he had no
reason to believe that the Belgian Govern
ment would object to his presence. Indeed,
he was now free to, say that there would be
no objection at all, and he spoke after hav
ing received distinct assurances.
fi"Will you stop here till the general elec
tions in October?" I asked.
"Yes," was the answer, "in all likelihood
1 shall. Then my enemies in the Senate
"will no longer hdve power." 0
""What do you say of the disaffection of
some of your former partisans, M. Thiebaud,
for example?"
"Oh, Thiebaud 1 He Is of little import
ance. "We have long suspected him of re
lations with the Government. Spies were
seeking an opportunity to place him outside
our party. He has saved us the trouble, at
first menace. It is better that we should be
without the support of others like him."
On leaving the General I asked if he had
not experienced any fatigue in his present
weak state of health. "Not at all," he an
swered quickly. "X have seldom, felt bet
ter. For a long time at Paris my house was
always full of callers, receiving whom, it
is easy to understand, was an arduous dntv.
Here I have more leisure, but I bavcsU'll
little time to sleep." " ,
She Dismissed Her Lover for a Pledge of
$19,089 Cash and 81,660 a Year
A Law bolt Necessary to
Secure the Prom-
-Ised Wealth.
Chicago, April 6. A novel suit has
just been decided by Judge Clifford, after a
litigation lasting several years in different
courts. The case was that of Sorosia. S.
Alexander, an elderly spinster of Brattle
boro, Vt, against the estate of E. S. Alex
ander, her brother, a wealthy Chicagoan,
now deceased. The litigation grew out of
alleged breaches of agreements made by the
deceased with his sister upward of 20 years
ago. According to the statements made by
Miss Alexander and the evidence given by
numerous witnesses, whose depositions were
taken in Boston and other Massachusetts
cities, she was, at the tiae of making the
first agreement, a teacher of muSic of ac
knowledged reputation and ability.
Her brother was anxious to'have her re
turn to theliouse of their aged parents in
Brattleboro, which, he thought, needed her
care. He offered to pay her $1,000 a year,
or as much as she could earn by teaching
music, if she would assume the care of the
old folks. She accepted, and for a number
of years took care of them. About three
or lour vears before the death of her brother
Miss Alexander was about to be married,
when he wrote to her; urging her not to
marry and leave her parents, but to stay
with them. He agreed to pay her an addi
tional $10,000 if she would remain with her
parents as long as they lived.
"With this promise before her she "ship
ped" her lover and the wedding was de
clared off. Miss Alexander remained an
old maid and cared for her father and mother
in their declining years. "Dp to his death
Alexander did not even keep his promise to
pay his sister the 1,000 a year he had agreed
to pay her, and, except a teir small sums of
money which she used for the common
house suDport of herself and parents, she re
ceived nothing.
Alexander made no provision in his will
for the payment of the $l,00a a year, or of
the $10,000 promised her. She filed her
claim against the estate, but it was disal
lowed by the Probate Court and an appeal
was taken to the Circuit Court
The case was before Judge Clifford, and,
upon the evidence, a verdict was given for
?41,80O against the estate-in favor of Miss
Alexander. ,
The New Secretary Designates the Prices
He Intends'to Pay for Bonds-
WASHiNGTON.April 6. Secretary "Win
Qom to-day verified the prediction made
several days ago that he would buy i per
cent bonds if offered at reasonable rates by
accepting $1,376,000 bonds of that loan at
129. He also established the highest price
he will pay for 4 per cents by accepting
582,500 of that class of bonds at 108, and re
jecting offers aggregating $l,633,0OOatl0S,
'It was learned this afternoon that the above
rates, -viz: 129 for 4 per cents and 103 for 4
per cents will govern bond-buying opera
tions of the Government for sometime to
come, unless some unforseen disturbance
should occur in the money market to re
quire a modification of this policy.
It is regarded as likely that Secretory
"Windom, in dealing with the surplus ques
tion, will confine himself for the present to
the purchase of bonds without attempting
any radical change in the system of Na
tional. Bank deposits adopted by his prede
cessor. The surplus to-day is stated at $55,
000,000, an increase of $10,000,000 since the
4th of March. The total amount of bonds
purchased to date under the circular of
April 17 Is $128,914,600, of-which $52,713,
000 were 4 per cents and'$76,201,300 were
4J4 per cents. The cost of these bonds was
$150,222,620, of which $67,700,939 was paid
for the 4 per cents and $82,521,681 was paid
for the i per cents.
A Companion of Lord Lonsdale Has a Very
Planslble Scheme. .
Chicago, April 6. Alphone Leduc, the
half-breed who accompanied Lord Lonsdale
part of the way to the Arctic, arrived in
Chicago to-day from Manitoba. Leduc
says that with funds and material he con
reach the North Pole. His idea is to go
overland by sled. He thinks that with 300
men a line ot communication for supplies
north and news south could be maintained
without great difficulty.
Headquarters would be on the Peninsula
of Boothia, 12 days by courier from the
nearest telegraph to Winnipeg. Leduc will
attempt to interest a number of newspapers
to get them to back him. It is possible that
Government aid will be asked. Leduo
goes from here to New York within a day
or two.
Oklahoma Boomers Are Bonnd to be the
First la the Weld.
"Wineield, Kan., April 6. A reliable
man jnst from Oklahoma says he learned
the fact that the boomers, hundreds of whom
are hid in the thicket brush on the many
streams in that country, have combined on
a plan to burn all the bridges on the Santa
Fe on the night of April 21, or sooner, so
that no trains can get in Oklahoma on the
22d. He says the Dooniers swear they are
going to have the claims they have staked
over at whatever cost.
People bound for Oklahoma ate arriving
here daily from all over the Union, and ex
citement runs high. Thirty-five wagons ar
rived from Lead and Comanche counties to
day and camped just west of town to await
the proper time to move to Oklahoma.
Washington's Snowstorm Pnnctnnted With
Thunder nnd Lightning.
"Washington, April 6. A heavy snow
storm and rainstorm has prevailed here
since early this morning. The rain, which
began falling some time before daylight, it
about 9 o'clock changed to snow, and from
that hour until after dark the air was dense
with great flakes driven before a strong
north wind, but the weather being mild, it
melted as it fell.
Several times during the day; heavy peals
of thunder were heard, and stray sparks of
lightning frequently darted across the
switchboards in the telegraph offices.
The United States Marshals Forced to Dis
continue Their Forcible Evictions.
Des Moines, April 6. The United
States Marshal's posse that went from here
to evict settlers in Hamilton county has re
turned. The men say that no more attempts
ts ill be made at evicting for a few days, as
the settlers are prepared to use force, and
the evictors are not prepared to meet it
Pardon Applications to be Heard.
Habbisbceg, April 6. Among the
cases to be heard by the Board of Pardons,
at its regular meeting, are the following:
A. M. Bowser, murder in the second de
gree, Allegheny; James H. Jacobs, Lan
caster, murder in the first degree; George
Clark, Westmoreland, murder in the first
degree;i" Robert & Geary, robbery and bur
glary,. Allegheny; John 'Wilson, felony,
WT..n j ft
Eomantic Story of a PeansylyaBia,
Yolnnteer in the Civil War.
Captured by Confederates and. Soli aaa.
Slave to a Cuban Planter.
Hs at last Succeeds In Escaping and IladsHi
Hotter Star Belfefonte.
A hero ofa romance of the civil war bag
turned np at Bellefonte, after an absence of
27 years, for 25 years of which he wa
mourned by friends as dead. He tells a tale
that rivals many a page of fiction. He sayl
he was captured by Confederates and sold
into slavery in Cuba, where he was treated
cruelly. He has at last found and rejoined
his mother, who is as happy over his returat
as a little girl with a new doll.
Bellefonte, April 6. Joseph Wesley
Whitten, who went to the war 27 years ago,
has just returned to his mother's home ia
Pleasant Gap, near this city. For 25 years
he was believed to have been dead, and his
mother, now Mrs. Edward Stoner, has been
mourning over his supposed fate all that
time. The incidents which have occurred
since the time he left home until their meet
ing a few days ago seem like a page from
Wesley and his brother went to the battle
field one bright morning in May and joined
Company C, Eighth Pennsylvania Volun
teers, andin their first fight the brother was
killed and Wesley was dangerously
wounded. He recovered and joined hia
command several months afterward, and ia
a subsequent battle he was captured by
Confederates. j
His comrades believed him to be a pris
oner in Andersonville prison, and at the)
close of the war they returned home and re
ported that he died in that place. His real
fate, however, was worse than that, as ha
now savs. His experience in these 25 years
is given in his own words.
"I was sold to a Cnban planter, andhavo
suffered such hardships as I believed no
man could possibly endure. There were a
large number of slaves on the plantation
where I lived, and we worked in the open,
fields without a piece of clothing on our
backs and with balls and chains to our feet.
We were given tasks to perform almost be
yond the endurance of men, and upon the
slighteefcjprovocafion we would be lashed
until the! blood run from our backs, and
after each whipping we would be washed in
a strong brine, which added greatly to the)
punishment, but the washing process was
done to prevent insects from depositing;
their eggs in the sore places on our flesh."
One day Whitten and other slaves wer(
sent to the wharf, bearing produce on their
back) to be loaded on a PhiladelpUikJ
steamer running between that point and the
West Indies. Whitten succeeded" in escap
ing the close watch of the guards which
always accompanied the slaves, and he told
his story to the captain, who aided him in
his escape, and ha was carried back to the
United States. He went direct to Millers
town, Perry county, where he had left his
mother, but she Had long since married a
second time and left there. No one seemed
to remember her, and Whitten gave ber up
for dead. He then began searching for
George, Williams, one of bis friends of many
years ago, and tound him at the Busk
House, this place, and from him Whitten
learned where his mother was. -
Mrs. Stoner. whose grief for her supposed
dead son had caused her to become broken- k
down, is now one of the happiest women to
be found, and she is now more like a wo
man of 20 than 65, Whitten shows his
friends the scars on his back made by tha
cowhide lash to substantiate his Btoryqf
his cruel treatment.
Where the Good Things Offered the Pnblla
Can be Keadilr Foand.
The live business men who like to let tha
public know what they are doing have en
croached so liberally on the space devoted to
news by The Dispatch that it Is necessary
tolurnish a 20-page number this morning.
Some changes have been made In the make-up,
the most important being the transfer of tha
classified advertisements wants, for sales, to
lets, business changes, auction sales, real estate
cards, etc from the Third Page ot the First
Part of THE Dispatch to the Eleventh Page
of the Second Pait, In order to enable readers
to find the offerings of their favorite contriSu
tors, as well as guide them in the selection ot
new food for thought, the appended tabla
of contents is given. The first part contains
all the latest telegraphic, local and sporting
news, the other matter being distributed as fol
lows: .
Part II. ,
S je Booms J. C. New. Bill NY
An Immoral Stage Talmaoeetal
Bnral Lire in Cuba ......BevxrltCbcmP'
East and West (Fiction) EDWARD E. HALS
Page 10
Diamond Thieving .Wiu. r.'foXD
On the Em of Ages Gail Hamilton
Sunday Thoughts AClxkgxmaX
Fape 11- '
Local News and Classified AdvertisemenU.
Page B '
Etiquette, Society,
The Drama, O. A. B. News, I
Educational, Military Notes.. r
Page IS . ,
Trouble's Lessons. Bxv. GEO. H0LM3I3
Secret Society". Market BeTlew.
Page li ,
The Cafe Concerts HENRY" Katxie
A Matchmaking Miss .KliakiK Castxas
.Waiting for Crumbs E. W.L; -
Business Cards.
Page IS
The Land of Dreams J.B.M.
Biralsof the Suo Selected
Here's an Argument Paitii TXMFLETOX.
Business cards. . -
Page IS ,
Bareand Bounds..... BERT '
Amusement Directory, Bnsiness Cards.
Part ITT.
Page V
Slanfand Its Peonle r. G. CABrJemsav '
AManofManrWIles HMttJ
Cranks at Hotels BahtI J
An Jrjien in me ocean ueo. a. jiaddexma
Page IS
After Sitting Bull CAPTAIX XBS -j
Clara Belle's Chat Claka Bellx
Ererrdav Science statp-Wbiter
Page 13 ,
Tbo 1'rozen Violets ,....E. B.HsnmiCBS
lrih Castle Life.... E. L. WAKntAsr
Head Versus Heart FANStK E. THOMAS
i'irrafdo Sphinx B- E. Chadboukne
Page 20
To Join rwo Ocean 1JOLIVASt.
The Southern Land .....Bxsmc Bsaxblx'
Art Notes, Business Cards. y.
Colonel Swords Reaps His Reward, i
WASnrxdTON, April 6. Colonel H. L.
Swords. Sereeant-at-Armstnthe'Rffnnb.linaa
National Committee, has heen nrmn!ntl
inspector oi js urnitur. in tne Treasury de 'J
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