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AN EXTRAORDINARY ISSUE.
The DlSPATCp of Sunday next will be
made up of
Many new features will be introduced, and all
the new of the world presented in attractive
form. Everybody is reading The Dispatch.
The Pennsylvania Legislature
Adjourns Finally on the
SCENES AT THE CLOSE.
The Usual Farewells and Presents to
WHAT ALLEGHENY MEMBERS DID.
A Complete Record of the Legislation At
tempted and Effected by Local Member
of Both Brancb.ee Touchlnc Scenes in
Bonis and Senate During the Farewell
Tableaux The Gift and Who Received
Then Representative Fow's Funny
Business. Repeated for the Last Time
It Stakes the Usual Bit The Clerk's
Vision of Life After Adjournment.
After an all-night session fall of harry
ing to dean no the calendar as far as pos
sible, the Pennsylvania Legislature ad
journed at soon yesterday. The nsnal
scenes were witnessed at the parting of the
two big families who have passed tne winter
together, and now scatter for a couple of
Tears at least many of them never to see
each other again. A resume of the work of
the session is in place, and his herewith
trXOMJL. STAFF COBEZSPOXnrXT.l
Habbisbubg, May 9. The session of
1889 of the Pennsylvania legislature be
came a reminiscence at noon to-day. Both
houses were crowded with the families and
friends of members and everybody perspired.
The desks of the Speaker and the clerks
were decorated with flowers, and in the
Senate there was a similar display. Nearly
every member was in his place, though the
sessions of last night had lasted until long
after daylight this morning. '
last night's sessions were the most or
derly within the recollection of the oldest
habitue of the Legislature. There was but
little attempt at horse play and that was
promptly checked. The model Legislature
set an example for future Legislatures to
The proceedings this morning were of the
i character usually seen at the closing of a
m srsjion. There were rich presents to officers
congratulatory speeches. It was
A Solemn Occasion of Parting,
affected the new members, and
impressed some of the old
iStSisrs with a 'feeling of regret. In
fact, ihe House would have degenerated
into a more or less lachrymose condition,
had it not "been for Eon. John Fow, of
Philadelphia, and Heading Clerk Baker,
who injected some humor into the proceed
ings and made every one feel better for it.
Mr. Tow, at the close of his presentation
speech to Chief Clerk Mornson a speech
'in which he spoke hearty, honest and
affecting words of friendship from the mi
nority to the majority closed by saying
that he hoped when in future years Mr.
Morrison looked upon the gift he wonid re
member the boys who loved, honored and
revered the memory of George "Washington.
The House, which h ad been waxing pathetic,
was captured completely by the memories
called up, and led by Mr. Connell, a goodly
group told, amid the cheers and laughter of
the other members and the spectators, who
George Washington was, and beat the
Washington tattoo on their desks with their
Sure to be Reminiscent.
When Mr. Connell presented Beading
Clerk Baker with a purse of gold, that gen
tleman, in thanking the House, said for the
clerks that they felt at the close of the ses
sion like the Hibernian who had strnck a
soft job, where all he had to do was carry
bricks and mortar to the top of the house to
another fellow, who did all the work. It
pleased the members also when Mr. Baker
said that in the future, when he looked on
the purse, it would bring before him a sea
of familiar faces, and through his memory
would run the words of that old, familiar
refrain, beginning: "Allen, Allison, An
drews." These are the first three names on the roll
which the Beading Clerk has called in a
discouraging monotone many hundreds of
times, and the House was tickled by the
reference. Some one said later that Mr.
Baker knew where to stop when he paused
at Andrews. It wasn't necessary, he said,
to repeat the other names, btcause Andrew'
vote nearly always decided it in advance.
The Usual Parting Presents.
The House gave Speaker Boyer a hand
some silver service and a silver salver. He
said it was terribly suggestive. Mr. Boyer
is a bachelor, and everybody saw the point
and applauded. Some say the handsome
Speaker will not be a bachelor for many
moons; Mr. Boyer also received from Chief
Clerfc Morrison a watch charm in the shape
of a handsome gold gavel, with diamond
heads, and a diamond pin from the clerks in
general. Chief Clerk Morrison was given
by the Housea silver service; Beading Clerk
Baker a purse oi gold; Journal Clerk Fet
terolf gold watch; Resident Clerk Voor
nees an order for a first-class piano; Sergeant
at Arms Patterson a handsome Prench
clock; Chief Page Pine a diamond pin; As
sistant Sergeants at Arms Hartman and
Boyd sleeve buttons and a watch seal.
In the Senate the retiring President pro
tem, Mr. Grady, was presented a repousse
silver service by the Senate, an! Chief
Clerk Errett presented Lieutenant Governor
Davies with a gold-mounted ivory gavel.
An Impressive Picture.
Everybody else got thanked in both the
House and Senate. In the latter body the
newly-elected President pro tern, Mr. Pen
rose, presided. Fifty years ago his grand
father was Speaker of the body. In the
House, ex-Speaker Graham presided daring
the presentations, and in surrendering the
gavel to Speaker Boyer, just before final ad
. c jourament, made a courtly, dignified ad
s! dress to the latter congratulatory of the ma n
iH ner in which he had. presided ovcrthe body
Ior two sessions. As the two gentlemen stood
3thus together they ..formed an Impressive
picture one not soon to be forgotten by the
members of the"- House and the throng of
Speaker Boy,er was only able to murmur
his thanks, and promptly at nopn declared
the House adjourned without day. It was
six minutes later when the Senate ad
AH Paid Off and Gone Home.
More than 200 members of the Pennsyl
vania Legislature called on Cashier Livesey,
at the Treasury Department, to-day, and got
what was coming to them. The majority Of
these have already shaken the dost of Har
risburg from their feet Nearly every mem
ber has seen Cashier Ltvesey frequently.
The regular session of 1889 is a thing of the
past, and the feeling here is general that
there will be no need to call a special session
to enact laws to enforce prohibition. Few
now think the amendment resolution will
pass, but few care to go on record to that ef
fect There is little doubt that the poll tax
amendment will pass, and members who ex
pect a special session because of it, are met
by the lawyers with the statement that this
particular amendment is self-enforcing.
No liquor bill whatever has passed this
Legislature. Mr. Cooper's supplement to
the Brooks high license law failed finally
last night, and so did Mr. Quigley's bill to
protect liquor dealers in proceedings to re
voke their licenses.
Other Bills That Bare Failed
are the labor bills, and the labor men are
feeling sore. They felt confident early in
the session that they would secure several
hills, because the brother of the Republican
State Chairman was the Chairman of the
Knights of Labor Legislative Committee.
This caused the labor vote to stick closely
to Chairman Andrews,and to readily follow
his lead, but it gained nothing thereby.
There were five bills advocated by the Com
mittee of Three, and only one of them passed
the factory employment bill and that had the
support of. Pig Iron Kelley's daughter, who
made many visits to this place from Philadel
phia to work for it. The employers' liability
bill was defeated in the House last night. The
HinesandFaVrell store-order bills died in the
Senate, with the semi-monthly pay bill, where
the dockage bill and the bill to license en
gineers of stationary engines were also killed.
Mr..Brooks' bill to limit or practically prohibit
the employment of convict labor died because
it was too far down on the calendar. Mr.
Campbell's bill to tax alien labor was not fa
vored by the Eights of Labor Committee. It
did not reach a final vote.
Election Day Not a Lecal Holiday.
The bill making election day a legal holiday
was killed in the Senate. The committee
favored it, but didn't care a rap for Senator
Lines' bill making the first Monday in each
September a legal holiday. Mr. Carrey, a
member of the Knights of Labor Committee,
says it is one of those bills there is no way to
enforce. The committee did not indorse Sen
ator nines' bill for the recovery of the bodies
of miners from mines. "It is the living we
seek to benefit, not the dead," said Mr.
Carrey. This bill passed. An important bill
not indorsed by the committee, out which
passed, was the one providing for the examina
tion of miners In the anthracite region and
also providing that to be a miner a man must
have worked two years as a mine laborer.
This will make miners scarce in the anthracite
region, in case of a strike, as a miner mnst
hare a certificate from the committee to be
able to work.
The anti-discrimination bill and Mr. Wher
ry's sinking fund resolutions, with the ballot
reform bill, are among the most important
legislation that has failed. The Republicans
aro responsible for the first two; as to the last
the responsibility is equally divided.
Other Measures That Failed.
The grade crossing bill, the medical exam
iners' bill and the pool bills were measures of
interest to Pittsburg that failed.
1 he more important bills now awaiting the
Gubernatorial signature are these: The gen
eral appropriation bill, the general revenue
bill, the soldiers orphans' commission and ap
propriation bills, and the judges' salary in
crease bill, making judges' salaries $1,000
a year higher all around. Ko appropria
tion is made, however, in the general ap
propriation or elsewhere for the extra expense.
The third class city incorporation bill; the act
to punisn .bribery at the prohibition election;
an act to provide for the incorporation and
regulation of savings banks and institutions
without capital stock; an act to charter 1. M
C. A. branches, providing that the trustees
must be Protestants; an act making each city
ui iiuo uiiru class uo single scnooi oisincis; an
act to anthoriie the triennial election of
assessors in cities of the third class; providing
for the incorporation and government of street
railway companies; to regulate the employ
ment and provide for the
Safety of Women and Children
in mercantile Industries and manufacturing
establishments, and providing for the appoint
ment of inspector; an act prescribing the
amount of stock and bonds which may be issued
by railroad companies; State Normal School ap
propriations; miners' examination bill; to aid in
establishing a free war library and museum of
the Loyal Legion, G. A. R, in Philadelphia, the
bill appropriates $50,000, and Phlladelphians
must raise the same; an act to provide for a
complete collection of the birds and mammals
of the State by the ornithologist of the Depart
ment of Agriculture; an act to validate the
charters of title insurance companies; to pro
vide for the appointment of notice matron n
cities of the first and second classes.
A number of important measuresThavo been
made a law by the Governor's signature. Those
not mentioned in J.UK uisfatch o Monday
April 29, are indicated in the following: The
iron fence will be removed from around the
Capitol Park, and it is expected that the next
Legislature will be called upon to pay a bill of
$50,000 or more for a stone coping; the several
counties will be reimbursed for their einen
in making assessments for State tax for 1888
ana each succeeding year; the act
Classifying tbe Cities,
by which Allegheny, if she has a population of
100,000, will enter third class, is also a law, while
the joint resolution to amend the Constitution
to permit more than three classes of cities
failed. Acts for the registering of bottles and
forbidding their re-use by others than the
owner, withont his consent, have also been
approved by his Excellency. The revenue
commissioners are authorized to settle with
and refnnd to counties the tax collected on
horses and cattle for 1878 and 1879. The act
providing for the location of the site of a
soldiers' and sailors' monument in Beaver
county has passed. Batteries F and G, First
Pennsylvania Artillery, are permitted to con
solidate their appropriations to erect a single
memorial tablet at Gettysburg, but the Penn
sylvania Reserves bill was vetoed, for reasons
given already. The act to grre Gettysburg
veterans free transportation to the dedication
ceremonies is a law, and the Adjutant Gen
Making the Necessary Preparations.
The United States is given the right to ac
quire land at Gettysburg for the erection of
tablets, and money is appropriated to the
Gettysburg Association for the purchase of
more land. An act to authorize the election of
constables for three years in cities of the sec
ond and third class. Hereafter no person mav
sell cigarettes to children under 16 years of
age without being punished for it if the law be
Since the report of April 29 the resolutions
authorizing the appointment of a .Revenue
Commission, the resolution for the commission
to investigate the charitable and correctional
institutions and the normal schools, and the
resolution to surrey a route for the ship canal
from Lake Erie to connect with the Ohio, have
been approved by the Governor.
Three hundred ana sixty-five bills reached
the Governor this session, against 317 last ses
sion. One hundred and fifty-are have been ap
proved by bitn, against 63 at adjournment two
years ago. He has vetoed 12 bills.
HOW THEY ALL EASED.
A Foil List of the Measures Introduced by
the Allegheny County Members, and
What Became of Each Bill
Only Two Representa
tives Not on the
Ctbom A staw coRBxsroHDEirr.j
HABRTSBUBO. 'May 9. The bills intra
dnoed by the Allegheny county members I
the Legislature during thesession,and what
became of them, is shown in the following:
Mr; Graham introduced the bill authorizing
County Commissioners to sell the old Universi
ty buildings. The Governor Vetoed this on the
ground that the courts could authorize the
sale without legislation. The appropriations
for maintenance and building purposes for the
Western Penitentiary, the appropriation 'for
the Allegheny General Hospital, the appropri
ation for the Society for the Allevia
tion of the Misery of Persons in Pub
lic Prisons and the appropriation
for the Home for Colored Children in Alle
gheny, were introduced by him. The bill
known as the "Junction Railway bill," which,
in its general terms, authorized "certain cor
porations to take land and property held by
and used by other corporations," was intro
duced by Mr. Graham on January 17. and never
reported from the committee to which it was
referred. The bill introduced by him author
izing the pnrchaso of certain property ad
joining mo western remientiary was neta
tived by the Annronriatlons Committee. Mr.
. Graham also Introduced a bill making an ap
propriation for the relief, clothing and main
tenance or tne wiaows, wires ana orpnans ui
soldiers and sailors. This passed the House,
but didn't set through the Senate.
Mr. Lnflcrrv'a Little Lisr.
Mr. Lafferty introduced the Pittsburg street
bill, designed to rectify the street measure that
passed the Legislature two years ago. The bill
is now in the hands of the Governor. Another
important measnre introduced by Mr. Lafferty
was the bill "to provide for the collection of
debts incurred for food and clothing and other
necessanes of life," by taking it out of tho
wages of the debtor in sums not greater per
week than 5 per centum of the debt nor 10 per
centum of the debtor's wages. This bill failed
on third reading. The bill to legalize pool sell
ing also failed on third reading, was recon
sidered and failed again. Mr. Laf
ferty also introduced tho bill for the
appropriation for the Pittsburg Home for Aged
Colored Women, which the Governor vetoed,
and a bill to prevent the exemption of property
on judgments obtained for boarding not ex
ceeding four weeks, which was dropped "from
the calendar because there was a similar one
introduced by Mr. McDonald, of Lackawanna,
ahead of it. A bill negatived by the Corpora
tions Committee was one authorizing corpora
tions within the provisions of the. thirty ninth
sections of the act of 1874 to hold and dispose of
stocks and bonds In certain other corporations
and guarantee the payment of the same. Mr.
Lafferty introduced a street railway Incorpora
tion bill which was negatived. It was one con
taining the prohibition of parallel lines within
1,000 feet of existing railways.
Other Street Railway Bills Wrecked.
Mr. Marland introduced a bill to make a
general law under which all street or motor
car railways should hereafter be constructed.
This bill shared the fate that befell all other
attempts to Interfere with street railways. Re
also fathered the bdl known as the "Spy bill,"
which, after a spirited debate, was knocked
out on third reading. This bill sought to pun
ish persons who enticed others to break laws
for the purpose of having them punished. His
morgue bill met its death in the secrecy of the
committee room, and his bill for the repeal of
the oleomargarine law was in the hands of the
committee foe eight weeks, but nnally, after
making a manly fight for it, he saw it laid to
rest, a martyr to soothe the feelings of the
Grangers for the defeat of their dressed beet
bilL His compulsory education bill found
many warm supporters, but the committee,
after some discussion upon it one evening, ad
journed before taking a vote, and before the
next meeting of the committee, as Mr. Mar
land puts it, the word had gone forth that the
bill should be renortea with a negative recom
mendation, and he made no further effort In
Bad Abont the Average Luck.
Mr. Robison introauced the bill restraining
the holding of property by aliens, which was
negatived by the Judiciary General Committee
after the attorneys for the Schenley estate had
said such a law might do very well In Illinois
from which State laws the bill was copied, but
would not do In Pennsylvania. His Pittsburg-
ganger bulled to a compromise between the
conflicting interests,. and was permitted to
drop after reaching tile last stage in the Sen
ate. His "inaustnal art bill," which pleases
Colonel Bean almost as well as would the pass
age of bis own manual training bill, has passed.
His bill to permit the transfer of trusts from
the Orphans' Conns of this State to those of
other States asaTerritories, also passed. Mr.
Robison was also the author of the Allegheny
charter bills, which caused so much stir, and of
the "pure butter bill," which was negativea
after Mr. Marland's oleomargarine, bill had
Captain Nesblt introduced the bill to repeal
the law giving one-fourth of the gold and sil
ver found by a miner to the State. It is now a
Mr. White Not Quite So Fortunate.
Mr. White introduced the bill providing for
perfecting title to real estate, when a bill be
came lost and Illegible, on information being
made to court. It was lost on second reading
in the Senate. His bill to Increase the salaries
of Allegheny county officials passed the House,
but did not get through the Senate. His bill
to make it Impossible for school directors to
abolish a school when the scholars aro as many
as when the school was first established was lost
by the abandonment, by the House, of the sec-
ona reaamg calendar.
Mr. Richards Introduced the police pension
bill, which the Governor has signed. His bill
to license engineers was killed in committee,
after several heroic attempts to have it favor
ably considered. His appropriation bills for
tbe free dispensary and for the Society for tho
Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Aged
People were killed by the Gubernatorial veto.
Another member In Bard Luck.
Mr. Lemon introduced an amendment to the
corporation act of 1S75. providing for the in
corporation and regulation of Investment com
panies, but it was not reached on the calendar
in time for action. He introduced the bills
making appropriations to the Homeopathic
Hospital, to the 6nrgical department of the
Mercy Hospital, and to the West Fenn Hos
pital, for maintenance and for tbe payment of
its debt. His high license bill and his bill pro
viding for the hearing of license cases in the
uourt ot uommon r-icas insieaa oi in tne uourt
of Quarter Sessions shared tbe fate of all other
liquor legislation in the present Legislature.
Mr. Cbalfant introduced and bad passed a
bill regulating permits for the cleaning of cess
pools. His lull extending the fire limits of
Pittsburg to the whole city was defeated, and
his bill making an appropriation to St. Francis'
Hospital was negatived.
Representatives Weaver and Bulger intro
duced no bills.
Mr. Jones' record is as follows:
A Record of Some Length.
A bill to protect Allegheny county's new
Court House from defilement and defacement;
passed finally by House and Senate, and awaits
the signature of the Governor. Authorizing
the chartering of trades nnlons and providing
punishment for tbe fraudulent appropriation
or use of their property; passed the House and
Senate finally, and awaits the approval of the
Governor. A bill to alter and declare the ef
fect of contributing negligence in actions for
negligence; negatived in the House Committee.
A bill to provide punishment for disorderly
conduct in the several townships of this Com
monwealth; through committee and in the
House calendar, bnt not reached. Amendment
to bituminous mining law of 1SS5, relative to
service certificates of pit bosses, providing
that service as pit boss for five years prior to
tbe act of 1SS5 should entitle such boss to cer
tificate of competency, entitling the owner
thereof to be employed in any bituminous mine
In tbe Commonwealth; defeated on third read
ing in the Houfe.
Mr. Shims' Introductions.
The following are the bills introduced by Mr.
Shiras: An act enabling State banks to become
associations for banking nnder the laws of the
United States; signed by tbe Governor. An
act renewing and extending the charter of
State banks; signed by the Governor. An act
striking out the proviso in tbe high school act
of 1887 which limited the value of the property
that might be acquired to $100,000: approved by
the Governor. An act appropriating 6,000 to
tbe Home of the Friendless in the City of Alle
gheny; signed by the Governor. An act author
izing courts having cognizance of trusts to
transfer trusted funds to new trustees in States
and Territories where the beneficiaries have
gone to permanently reside; in the bands of the
Governor. Mr. Shiras' resolution to investi
gate Judge White did not get formally before
the House. '
About the Longest of Alt
Mr. Stewart's record Is as follws: An act to
authorize actions for mesne profits to be com
menced in certain cases before recovery in
ejectment; approved by the Governor. An act
authorizing writs of scire facias and levari
facias to bo issuedupon liens filed for work done
or materials furnished by tho Board of Health
or any municipal corporations; approved by the
Governor April 21, 18S9. An act repealing au
act authorizing tlio Court of Quarter Sessions
of AliihnvconntV to vacate certain streets.
lanes ana alleys, approved tbe 10th day of Mayr J
1R71 ' nsMftd the House and Senate. An act to 1
: : "v
yCtinv4 on Bith Fage.
A MODERN MAKTYB.
Father -pamien, Missionary to the
Hawaiian leper Settlement
DIES FROM THE DEBAD IttSEASE,
A Life of Bare Sell-Sacrifice and True
Christian Devotion .
SPENT AMONG LOATHSOME PAEIAHS.
One of the Grandest Heroes in the World's History
Sits if His Post.
The world has lost a hero. Father Damien,
who volunteered as a missionary to the leper
settlement at Molokai, one of the SandwichJ
Islands, is dead. He labored hard for the
spiritual and physical welfare of his miser
able charges, and finally contracted the
loathsome disease himself. He faced his
fate with unflinching resignation, and con
tinued his labor of love until the day oi his
rSriCIAL TILMBAM TO TUB DlSPATCB.l
HONOLULU, VIA SAN FbANCISCO, May
8. Father Damien, one of the world's
greatest heroes, died at Kalawa, Hawaii, on
April 10, of leprosy, acquired in the dis
charge of his priestly duties in the leper set
tlement Bev. Father Damien was .born in Lou
vain, Belgium, January 3,a&4o. When he
was but 24 years of age his brother, who had
just entered the priesthood, was ordered to
embark for Honolulu, but at the moment
iell sick with typhoid fever. Young Damien,
who was a theological student at the uni
versity, having received minor orders and
belonging to the Society of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus and Mary, at once wrote to
hisroperior and begged that he might be
e5ST upon the mission in his brother's stead.
In one week he was on his way to that far
country. He was ordained upon his arrival
in HonoIulu,and for a few years Jed the life
of toil and privation which invariably falls
to the lot of the Catholic missionary, r
In 187a he was invited to be present at
the dedication of a chapel on the Island of
Maui. There he met the Bishop, who ex
pressed regret that he was still unable to
send a priest to Molokai, the leper settle
ment of the Sandwich Islands, for the de
mand was far in excess of the supply.
A WILLING 8ACBIFICE.
Father Damien at once said: "My
Lord, I hear that a small vessel will next
week take cattle from Kawaihae to Kaula
papa; if you will permit me I will go there
to help the lepers make their Easter duties."
His request was granted, and in company
with the Bishop and the French Consul, he
landed at the settlement, where he found a
colony ot 800 lepers. A public meeting
was immediately called, at which the
Bishop and the Consul presided. His
Grace said: "Since you have written me
so often that you have no priest, I leave
you one for a little time."
Father Damien at once began his work,
and it was high time, for the lepers were
dving at the rate of from 8 to 12 a week.
The priest had not time to bnild himself a
hut he had not even the material with
which to build it and for a season he slept
in the open air, under a tree, exposed.to thO'-(
wind and Tain. Boon after he received a
letter of congratnlation from the white resi
dents of Honolulu, chiefly Protestants, to
gether with some lumber and a purse of
$120, with which he put up his little house.
CUT OFF FEOM THE -WORLD.
The leper settlement on Molokai, the
scene of Father Damien's labor, is cut off
from the balance of the island by towering
and almost inaccessible cliffs. To this spot
is expatriated every Hawaiian who is found
to have the taint of leprosy, and there they
live until death relieves them of their suffer
ings. The first glimpse of Kalawao, the
chief leper village, might lead a stranger to
pronounce it a thriving hamlet. Its single
street is bordered by neat whitewashed cot
tages, with gardens of bright flowers and
clusters of graceful and decorative trees.
The victims of the dread disease are cheer
ful, and smile responsively to the greetings
ot strangers, but with an expression that is
satirical and sometimes almost devilish;
their swollen faces, with the flesh knotted
and blotched, grows a thousand times more
horrible when they smile, and the features
bear a look of fixed agony never to be for
gotten by one who has beheld it
High mass at Kalawao the solemn mys
tery offered almost in the spirit of" a
requiem, for the participants are doomed
and the living are well nigh dead is a
The neatly-robed sanctuary boys are all
disfigured, some with pitiful, distorted
features, but fortunately none of these seem
to suffer any pain or inconvenience, though
fingers and toes are often missing, and the
eyelids are thickened and drawn out of
shape. The beautiful sacramental vessels,
of richly-wrought gold, were sent to Father
Damien by the buperior of St Roche in
A SAD SCENE.
With the greatest sweetness and gravity
the celebrant proceeds. The chapel is filled
with worshipers, and all of them seem to
be singing, or trying to sing, simple refrains
that sound strangely enough in the hoarse
throats of the singers.
What a scene is here. The bright altar,
cleanly furnished; the priest chanting the
Pater Jfoster, at his feet the acolytes, upon
whose infant features is already fixed the seal
of early death. Beyond the altar railing cor-
rupuuil tuua nub, tucrc is bcuri;eijr a luriu
in the whole congregation from which one
does not turn with horror, and many of the
worshipers seem actually to have risen
from the corruption of the grave.
The solemn boom of the sea surf is a fit
accompaniment to the solemn service, and
the long, low sough of the sea wind is like a
sea of sympathy. The very air is polluted;
the fetid odor of the charnel house pervades
it, and all that chamber of horrors seems
but the portal of the tomb.
This is the feast of the master as cele
brated at Kalawao.
It was among such scenes and such people
that Father Damien labored forll years be
fore he contracted tbe disease. He nursed
the sick and buried the dead more than
1,800 dying during his ministration. His
duties were never-ending. From early mass
till long after his flock was housed in sleep
he was busy, and when at last he songht his
pillow it was too often to lie awake planning
tor the future, and perhaps to be called
again into the ward rooms to ease the
anguish of the sick or dying.
A PEIEST'S LABOES.
The spiritual wants of the priest's flock
were sufficient to fully occupy his time. On
Sundays and feast davs there was high mass
at Kalawao; the celebrant was then obliged
to hasten to Kaulapapa, and there again of
fer the divine sacrifice. At noon he was
permitted to partake of a little refreshment,
the first since midnight; then back to Kala
wao for vespers, benediction and catechism;
once again to Kaulapapa, to repeat the of
fices, and at last, at nightfall, home once
more, to look after the affairs of his people,
to cookhis own supper-aad to put his house
in order for the night
He was indeed n jack-of-all-trades physi
cian of the soul and the bodr, magistrate,
school teacher, carpeuter, jo'iner, painter,
gardener, housekeeper, cook, and even, in
some cases, undertaker and gravedigger.
In 1681 Bishop Hermann visited the set
tlement and' formally invested Father
Daatiwwitb the .gliWeriiwr lores off
; MAY 10, 1889.
a Knight Commander of the Order
of Kalakua L, as a public expression
of admiration and gratitude lor the noble
self-sacrifice displayed bythe young priest,
THB SEAL OP DEATH.
Father Damien was first Attacked with
leprosy in 1885, a fewmonths later he wrote
tra friend as follows?
Since March last my confrere. Father Albert
has left Molokai and this archipelago, and has
returned to Tahiti and the CoumoutouS". lam
now thqonly priest on Molokai and I am sup
posed to be myself afflicted with this terrible
disease. It is impossible for me to go any
more to Honolulu, on account of the' leprosy
breaking out on me. Those microbes have
.finally settled in m7 left leg and my ear, and
one eyebrowjieglns to fall. I expect to have
my face soon disfigured. Having no doubt
myself of tbe true character of my disease I feel
calm, resimmd And hnnnier amonir my people.
Almighty God knows what Is best for my own
sanctiflcation and with that conviction I say
daily a good flat voluntas tua.
Father Damien continued his ministra
tions to his charges until within a few days
of his death and all Hawaii mourns the
death of a hero whose deeds of self-sacrifice
and martTrdom exceed 'that of any re-
counted in the pages of history.
TEN WEEE KILLED.
Two Hangcrlan Laborers Causo tho Death
of n Bnlf Score of Miners Crushed
by a Falling Car Hard Work to
Recover the Bodies.
, Poitsyjxle, May 9. At Kaska Wil
liam Colliery, near Middleport, this even
ing ihe cage containing ten miners was
ascending the shaft and had reached a
height of about 16 feet from the bottom
when an empty car was pushed over the
top of the shaft by two Hungarian laborers.
The car struck the ascending cage with
awful momentum, shattering it to splinters
and instantly killing every one of the occu
pants. The names f the victims are: Michael
Boyle, assistant inside foreman;, Hugh
Carlin, Patrick McDonald, George Pendel,
John Pottovisch, Frank Strakovitch, John
Moore, Albert JJwyer, Edward Kurtz and J
Stephen Matson. The cage, with the ten!., 'I A, .,.! i , im, f
?,.;; . ..i.j . .f .'. . i,t. Thad he stood last evening in the lobby of
i svviuij, nuo uutiiu tuvu u v? ouutjj) q vv
at the bottom of the shaft, where the water
from the workings accnmulates and the
riaogled bodies were not recovered for some
The mine is operated by the Alliance
Coal Company. It is an old working and
the shaft is COO feet deep.
t Boyle leaves a wife and seven children.
It was not his turn to ascend, but he ex
changed with a young man named Hooli
han. Putlavisch. leaves a wife, but no
children. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs.
Putlavisch, who, with Aenes Katch, was
murdered about a year ago bv Flefro
Baranoviski, now awaiting execution here,
and was the intended husband of Miss
Katch. All the others of the victims of the
accident were single men.
BHAMEOCK AND THISTLE.
The Scotch-Irish Convention Elects Robert
Bonner ns President.
Columbia, Tenit., May 9. Tho second
day ot the Scotch-Irish Congress shows a
large increase in visitors from a distance.
At 11 o'clock the congress was again opened.
Dr. Hall, the orator of the day, was in
troduced by President Johnston. By way
of illustration of his inability to give a
complete history of the Scotch-Irish and
how voluminous it might become, he told of
ihe German who started out to write a com
three large volumes before he reached he
creation. Colonel E. C. McDowell, Chair
man of the Committee on Officers, reported
the following, who were elected:
President, Robert Bonner, of New York: Sec
retary, A. C. Floyd, of Tennessee; Vice Presi
dents at Large. J. T. Johnson, of Alabama, and
K. C. McDowell, of Tennessee; Vice Presidents
for States, Dr. Harvey McDowell, for Ken
tucky; Dr. John Hall, for New York, Judge J.
M. Scotf; for Illinois: S. B. Alexander, for
North Carolina; A. K. McClure, for Pennsylva
nia; Win. O. McDowell, for New Jersey; Wm.
Preston Johnston, for Louisiana: T. T. Wright,
for Florida; Wm. Wirt Henry, for Virginia; A.
G. Adams, for Tennessee: F. H. Forney, for
Alabama; Andrew T. Wood, for Hamilton,
Ont. Treasurer, Lucius Frieresen. of Tennes
see. Historian and Register, Thomas M.
Greene, of Kentucky.
THB STATE COMMITTEE.
Its Organization Perfected and Everything
Rendr for Business.
rrnOM A 6TAJT coBaxsroOTiirr.
Habbisbtjbg, May 9. Hon. W. H.
Andrews, Chairman of the Republican
State Committee, has established head
quarters at the Continental Hotel in Phila
delphia, and thence all official announce
ments will hereafter issue. The working
organization of the committee has been com
pleted by tbe appointment of Frank
Willing Leach as Secretary and Richard
R. Quay as his assistant '
Chairman Andrews to-night announced
the selection of the following members of
the committee at large: Hon. Thomas V.
Cooper, Mediator; General William Lillv,
Mauch Chunk; Thomas Dolan, James Dob
son, Edwin S. Stuart and Hon. Joseph M.
Gazzan, of Philadelphia; E. K. Martin,
Lancaster; General Frank Reeder, Easton;
James V. Brown, "Williamsport; Major A,
C. Hopkins, Lock Haven; H. C. Frick, W.
D. Wood and John Jarrett, of Pittsburg.
The State Chairman will call the com
mittee together before the fixing of the
time for the State Convention in order to
become personally acquainted with them.
It is probable thas the convention will be
held early in August
TE0DBLE IN THE CAMP.
The United Brethren May Split oa the Secret
rsprciAii teleoham to the dispatch.
Yobk,Pa., May 9. The World's Quad
rennial Conference of the United Brethren
Church was opened In this city this after
noon by Senior Bishop Weaver, of Dayton,
O. BishoD Kishert, of Iowa, led in prayer.
J. K. Snyder, of Arkansas, -was elected
Secretary, and L. "W. Stahl, of Allegheny
Conference, Recording Secretary. The
Bishop's address was read by Bishop
Weaver. It showed an increase in the past
quadrennial of 40,000 members in the
church, 143 organized societies, nearly $200,
000 in benevolent interests, over $500,000 in
church property valuation, and a gain in
the Sunday school attendance of 57.000.
The mission collection was $309,460, again
of $101,000 over the previous four years- It
favored the non-prohibition clause pertaining
to membership in secret societies, which
stand brought out a minority report from
Bishop Wright, of Ohio. This will likely
be the cause of a disruption in the church.
F1EED OUT OP CANADA.
Pittsburg Authorities Make an Unsuccessful
Attempt to Unload n Lunatic.
Hamilton, Ont., May 9. George Pcar
son, messenger in the Department of Chari
ties ,at Pittsburg, arrived here yesterday
from that city in charge of a lunatic named
Philip Connolly. Connolly became insane
while undergoing sentence in Pittsburg for
vagrancy, and as he said he was a British
subject, tho authorities of Pittsburg con
ceived the idea of shipping him to British
soil to be cared for, and, sent him in charge
When Pearson madehis intentions known
to the authorities hero-they refused to have
anything to do with Connolly. Pearson
telegraphed toPitisburg forinstrucllons and
was told to take Connolly to Buffalo and
there await further instructions. He left
to-day fcr.BuSaJowltti ConnoUy,
THE LM0F PERU.
A large, fashionable and Enthusi
astic Audience Applaud the
WOKK OF PITTSBURG TALEST.
The librettist and Composer Called Before
A YEI SUCCESSFUL F1EST HIGHT.
Outline of tie Opera Composed ty Dr. E. A. Tfwd
anil Leonard Wales.
Pittsburg can now point with pride to the
fact that she can evolve something more
tcsthetio than finished iron. Last evening
"The Lion of Peru," an 'opera composed by
two of her talented sons, was presented to a
fashionable and discriminating audience,
andtecored a success.
WHAT! a native
both words and
music by real liv.
lag denizens of this
city of iron and
glass and natural
gas and other in
artistic articles I
An actual, full
fledged opera worth
being given by the
lar Boston Ideals I
Can any good come
out of Nazareth?
Well, one must
Dr. E. A. Wood, the
have thought so,
the Grand Opera House, watching the car
riages roll up and discharge their groups of
fine-feathered fashionables to be borne along
like sparkling, crested, waves on the flood
tide of humanity that poured Into the theater
until about 8:20 o'clock, inundating the
lower floor and overflowing almost up to the
level of ye gallery gods.
It was a typical first night audience, such
as may be often seen in New York, though
extremely rare in these parts. We do not
often have any indigenous first fruits of the
operatic species to be offered in our own
theaters. Not quite up to that, you see;
and not quite low enough to serve the pur
pose of managers and playwrights, who
wish to make a preliminary experiment
upon the canine.
A SOCIETY EVENT.
Society was there because a score of its
members subscribed the $2,000 paid for pro
ducing the opera, and because, anyhow,
music is distinct
ly fashionable in
month. The- gen
eral public went
out of local pride
and desire to hear
the popular sing
ers. Of course the
there to a man,--
curious ; hoping,
Of course such
an audience, un
der such excep
stances, would be
free with its ap- Leonard Wales, the
Elause. Itgotits composer.
and in after the topical song in act I, with
License Court and base ball trimmings, and
kept manfully at it for the rest of the even
ing. At the end of the opera Mr. Wales and
Dr. Wood had to respond to loud calls. The
librettist. naturally, did the talking, and
paid a glowing tribute to the talents of his
young collaborates and his perseverance
under difficulties. Thanking the pub
lic for their hearty encouragement,
Dr. Wood ventured to hope that
history might record that the peo
ple had on this night "laid the corner
stone of the American Bayrenth and
the foundation for the career or the Ameri
can Wagner in the person of Leonard
Wales." As the speaker proceeded grace
fully to acknowledge their indebtedness to
Mile. De Lussan, Mr. Baxter and the others
who had taken part, the names of the artists
were greeted with applause that demanded
their personal appearance, and by the time
the curtain fell on this charming love feast
quite a picturesque final tableau had formed.
THE OPEBA'S PLOT.
The mainspring that sets in action the
puppets of the plot is that gigantic swindle,
the South Sea Bubble, which is very truly
represented as dazzling all England at the
time, from Premier, Sunderland, down. In
the face of governmental approval and
popular craze, Walpole alone protested
against the Bubble, and in spite of his
betrothal to the Premier's daughter, Lady
Cascine, he became so unpleasantly personal
in his remarks that his intended papa-in-law
had him locked up in London Tower.
Here he is cheered up by a visit
from his laay-love and a gruesome
ghost story from his friend Brodrick. The
cheeriness of the ghost story lies in the fact
that it scared the jailer so badly that he
suffered the prisoner to walk out, mistaking
him for a ghost a mistake connived at by
the jailer's daughter Jane and
Addle, her lover, who had resigned
the lucrative office of court jes
ter in order to follow Walpole.
(Piatt and Conkling were not the origin
ators of this scheme, it (seems.) The fugi
tive takes to the woods, is sweetly lulled by
his betrothed, wakened by the birds,
caught by the royal hunting "party and ex
iled to Peru. Here he defends the Princess,
Anza, and leads tbe forces of Sing Tupac
Amaru to victory over the hated Spaniards,
thus getting himself madly loved by tne
Princess and honorably mentioned as the
"Lion . of Peru." Then the King of Peru
appoints him minister to England and he
goes back taking Anza along to
find the King of England ready
to go him one better by making him Prime
Minister, vice Sunderland, whose fortune
and the Bubble collapsed together. He gets
his own love, hands the dusky Princess over
to Brodrick, and distributes other spoils
among the party workers to the complete
satislaction of all concerned.
NOT FAIB TO CRITICISE.
In view of the ordinary incidents of first
performances and certain especial obstacles
in the way of this particular first perform
ance, it would scarcely be fair to pass
a final critical judgment upon tbe
merits of book or score of "The
Lion of Peru." Until a second perform
ance and an examination 'of the score, it is
sufficient to say that many portions of the
opera certainly pleased the public and
others, with a little revising, bid fair to
come in the same category.
Last night's cast was as follows:
Walpole, Soldier and Btatesman (tenor)
Brodrick, Walpole's friend (bass) Y. H. Clark...
Addlu ex-Klng'sjcster (baritone).....
i Clement iiatnbrldjre
Earl orounderland. Premier of England (bass)
......... ...............-.. John heed
Sir John Blunt, Manager oil """
South Bea Co (b&w)...J.C. Mlroa
Tupac Amaru, Sine of Peru )
Lady Cascine Sunderland (soprano)
Ansa, Princess of Peru (tlto) Attslle Cllre
Jane (soprano) Agnes Sherwood
Chorus courtiers, Hunters, Peruvians and Ghosts
THE WELL-KNOWN AUTHORS.
Sketebei of Br. E. A. Wood and Leonard
Wales One Able In Medicine, the Other
Versatile In Journalism.
Dr. E. A Wood, the author of the opera's
libretto lias been very prominently identi
fied with the medical profession of Penn
sylvania for the last 20 years. He was born on
the Monongahela river, hear Brownsville. He
obtained all his schooling at the California
Academy, Washington county, Pa. His earliest
ambition was to become an artist but after
ward ho turned to medicine, and graduated
from the .Reserve Medical College at Cleve
land. In tbe medical profession he has been
honored by his brethren in every possible
manner. He is ex-President of the
Medical Society of tbe State of Penn
sylvania and also of the Allegheny
County Medical Society. As an authority on
dietetics Dr. Wood ranks among the highest in
the piofession. and bis name, as connected
with that specialty, is well-known all over tbe
His love for literature has always been very
pronounced, but be never began to write any
thing until abont five years ago. Bat even then
his writings were only seen bv himself and his
closest friends. The first book he published
was Tancredi," a novel, which, came out sev
eral months ago. The doctor never wrote a
line of poetry, however, until he commenced
the "Lion of Pern." He has another libretto
just finished, which he calls his ideal of an
American opera. The story Is founded upon
tbe legend of 'The Fountain of Youth."
Leonard Wales, the composer of the opera,
was born in Baltimore, where hts father used
to be editor on the American. The young man
left home while very young and went on tho
stage. He never received any musical tuition
from anybody, and he is trnly a self-taught
musician. Bnt his mother, who was a pupil of
MaxStrakosch. is still considered a very fine
planiste, and it is fair to presume that Mr.
Wales inherited her musical proclivities.
He has been connected with Pittsburg news
papers for tbe last fonr years, ana during that
time be has devoted much of his time to music.
He is 29 years of age to-day.
MISS DREXEL'S AIHS.
She Retiree to a Convent Merely for a Time,
Wishing to Meditate Upon the Pros
pects or a Work to Which She
Has Devoted Her Life,
fgPICIAI. TZLZOBAMTO THE EISFATCH.J
Philadelphia, May 9. It can be an
nounced on Unquestionable ecclesiastical
authority that' Miss Kate Drexel's entrance
into a convent of the Sisters of Mercy in
Pittsburg is only temporary, and that she
has no intention of becoming a member of
that order. Her purpose is not mere
ly the general one of re
nouncing the world. Her position
at the present time is simply that of one who
has retired to meditate upon a great and
long-cherished project, namely, that of the
institution of a new sisterhood, whose field
of work shall be among the Indian and ne
gro races. The authority of The Dispatch
''Miss Drexel's object in taking the step
which has attracted such widespread atten
tion is simply to secure retirement from the
world for several months, in order to know
whether what Bhe has had in her mind
for some years past is God's will,
in her regard, and if so, to become
thoroughly acquainted with the interior
life of a religious community. As almost
every one knows, Miss Kate Drexel has been
for a number of years interested in the In
dian and colored missions. She has given
most freely and most generously of her in
come lor the lounding of schools tor tne ed
ucation of Indian and colored children. Not
satisfied with giving her money she wishes
fo give herself to this work.
Miss Drexel feels that if a community of
sisters could be established who would de
vote themselves, exclusively to the educa
tion of Indian and colored girls, a grand
work would be accomplished for the civili
zation and moral and religious improve
ment of these people. She is also satisfied
that it can only bo done by sisters who
would vow themselves exclusively to this
THB HAND OP JUSTICE.
Three Persons Arrested ior a Highway Rob
bery Committed In 1SS7.
rsriciAi. tzxxobau to tiiz dispatcu.1
Denveb, May 9. In August,1887, while
C. "W. Watson, general manager, and Ar
thur Burton, mill foreman of the Annie
Mining Company at Summitville, were
coming down the Summitville road to Del
Norte with a team bearing $6,000 in
gold bullion they were fired on by two
road agents, and an attempt was made to
secure the bullion. In the fight Mr. Wat
son was seriously wonnded, as well as a
horse killed. Efforts were made at the time
to capture the bold hold-ups, but without
Since that time the affair had been forgot
ten by all except by a vigilant few who have
finally secured sufficient evidence and secured
tne arrest ot cnaries Harris, oi Jfiatore, ana
T. A. McConnell and wife, of Bonanza. At
the time of the robbery a large reward was
offered for the capture of tbe hold-ups by
Colonel William Cooper, President of the
company, who is now in New York in a
prominent Government position.
By the Indiana Operators and the Prospect
Is Not Encouraging.
Indianapolis, May 9. At Brazil to
day, at a delegates' convention, nearly 2,000
miners were represented. By a plurality
vote a committee was instructed to call on a
representative of the operators' Executive
Board and state that the miners were willing
to submit the differences to arbitration. The
operators declined arbitration, saying itwas
impossible to pay a higher price than that
The committee returned, and reported to
the convention, and a committee of five was
appointed to act in behalf Of the miners at
any conference that may" be asked by the
operators. Ail mining has been suspended,
and the prospect is not encouraging.
WAR WITH A YEKGEASCE.
The German Forces Slaughter a Couple of
Hundred Zanzibar Natives.
Zanzibar, May 9. Captain Wissmann,
with a force of 200 sailors and 700 blacks,
had a severe engagement on Wednesday
with Chief Bushiris' forces. The battle re
sulted in a victory for Wissmann, who
cantured Bushiris' camp. The camp was
defended by 600 rebels.
Eighty of Bushiris' men were killed and
20 captured. On the German side 40 blacks
were killed and an officer named Schwalbe
and other whites were slightly wounded.
SOT MUCH FE0GBESS MADE.
The Goff-Plemlng Contest Is Proceeding In
a Tardy Manner.
ISFXCIAI. TJXIOBAM TO t!i DISrATCH.r
Chaeleston, W. Va., May 9. There
was nothing done bv the Legislative Com
mittee to-day regarding the Gubernatorial
investigation, except to announce at the
conclusion that no examination of the
papers submitted by the contestants should
he had until the legal points raised by
counsel yesterday had been considered and
determined. This matter will take several
days at least
General Gordon Welcomed by Veterans.
Elizabeth, N. J., May- 9. Governor
Gordon, ot Georgia, was tendered a recep
tion here to-night by the Drake Zouaves
and other veterans of the Union army.
Governor Green welcomed him, and the
Southerner responded, in aa elaborate, ad-
anH ob vae ream tea .nom aaa mourn.
JAN MAKE MONEY
cle to sen, and who ad-re
ierally. Advertising i
W enterprWBg asa
Will Walk Out of the Prison at Au
tarn a Free Man, To-Morrow.
BIS LAST HOURS IN HI8 mL.
Mates a Will, Bids Goodly to Hi
PEESMTS HIS 0AED TO AI& OP TIElf,
And in Speaking of His TrraDle, Blames Tred Ward
sad lis Groats.
This is the last day of Marine Bank;
Swindler Fish's confinement in Auburn
prison. He passed yesterday in bidding
good-bye to prison acquaintances and giv
ing them his New York address, with, his
autograph once a valuable aSair, but now
that of a poor man. He also made his will,
leaving all his prison trinkets to his fellow
rSPXCIAZ, TXLXGRAlf TO TSX SISrATCS.1
Atjbtjbn, N. T.,May 9. James D. Fish
ex-President of the Marine Bank of New
Tork City, will do the last day or his sew
tence for misapplying the funds of tha
bank, in Auburn prison, to-morrow. Ha
will be released from the prison Saturday
morning, and will take the 10:40 train from
this city for New York. He will be accom
panied by his daughter, Miss Anna Fish,
who removed to this city shortly after her
father came here and who has been hera
ever since, cheering the old man by the
daily visits to him at the prison.
Fish is preparing for the great change,
but he is doing it coolly. There is no sign,
in his face of the joy that he must feel aft
the termination of his imprisonment If
ever a man took his punishment like a phil
osopher Mr. Fish is that man. When he
entered the prison it was with a determina
tion to accept tbe fate brought about by hia
own dishonesty like a man.
HE HA3 NEVEB COMPLAINED ,
and has not tried to impress the world out
side the prison, through the newspapers,
that he was aninnocent man. He boycotted
the newspapers, and when reporters called
at the prison and sought to interview hint
they were in every case met with the simpls
statement "I have nothing to say."
It has been learned, however, through
persons in the prison who had gained his
confidence, that he blamed Ferdinand. Ward
and the Grants for his downfall, but es
pecially young Ward. He has never said
very much abont this, and what he has said
Was more in a spirit of sadness than of anger.
In speaking of Ward, Fish says thai
when he first met him he was a depositor in
his (Fish's) bank. His deposits were in,
very small sums, but he kept at it, and in,
the course of time he began to make a little'
money. Fish was attracted by his business:
ability, and took htm into his office. Hii
rise therefrom was rapid.
HOW HE HAS SPENT HIS TIME.
Fish has done nothing since work in ihs
prison was abandoned. He spends his time
in his cell, excepting the 2 boors allotted
to exercise each day. The old man spent
these 2j hours to-day in bidding good-by-to
"Jim" .rung ana join- jiibj
. men sentenced for murder. Fish visited
King an hour this forenoon, and this after
noon he spent an hour in the company-of
Murderer Sheridan. He got acquainted
with them in the prison, and became inter
ested in them. The two have been good
Another thing which Fish did to-day was
to make his will. This may sound funny,
and it may strike some people as queer that
a man just leaving prison should make a
will. AH the legatees of the document ex
ecuted by Fish to-day are convicts. Tha
articles willed are some things in his cell.
He disposes of them in the following lan
guage: ME. FISH'S PBISON WILL.
The white blankets in my room ara for Pat
Brady. I want him to have them. The old car
pet and quilt are for Paul Gauge, the clerk in
tbe chaplain's office. Tbe hair mattress and
feather pillow belong to W. McNeil, who is in.
the north basement. I want them returned to
him. I will leave a gray flannel shirt and a
pair of suspenders In Captain McNeil's office)
for Michael Ballearim.
Pat Brady, one of the legatees, is in for
life. He "killed a keeper at Dannemara
prison in an attempt to escape, was sentenced
to be hung, and had his sentence com
moted to imprisonment for life.
Fish has received many letters from New
York friends offering- him aid, and "
stating that they will receive him
with open arms. He says he has not
a dollar. His sons are in the real estate
business in New York, and he says they
hnve made a little money. The old man
bntled himself part of the day writing his
name and future address on cards, and
handed them around to his friends. This
is what he wrote:
; james d. fish, :
: 272 Hsskt stbzxt, :
i BEOOKX-nr.N. Y. z.
A "New York nflner reMntlv- Tirinl! a
story to the effect that when Fish left tha
prison he would wear a broadcloth suit and
carry a gold-headed cane. Of course ha
will not have to wear a suit of clothes fur
nished by the State, but
HIS CANE IS A CHEAP AFFAIS
and is worth just about $1 25.
Fish has done some good to others while
in the prison. He secured, through letters
and petitions, the pardon of one man and
the commutation of another. Both were
from Texas and wereVUnited States prison
ers. The name of the one pardoned was
Mace and the other was Pace. Pace is in,
the prison yet, but will get out a year sooner
because of Fish's interest in his case.
Fish also took np tbe case of the
murderer Pat Brady, and wrote to A. D.
Smith, a New York newspaper man, giving
Brady's story, and also Tom Sheridan's.
Mr. Smith wrote to Fish that he prepared
an article embodying the facts in both cases
but that it was refused by the papers when
offered for publication. 'Smith was unable
to make the article available.
MOTHER DIP0ETAKT APPOUvTaEM'.
President Harrison Names a Successor tet
"Washington, May 9. The President
to-day appointed Asa Matthews, of Illinois,
to be First Controller of the Treasury, vice
M. J. Durham, resigned. Mr. Matthews is '
the present Speaker of the Illinois House ot bj
Representatives, which office he has held vj
for several terms, ue was- coionei oi an -Illinois
regiment during the war, andsubse-J
quently held tbe ofiice or collector orun-
ternal Revenue for the Peru district. j
Mr. Matthews is said to be an excellent
lawyer. He was indorsed for tho office bjr
Senator uullom ana many otners.'
Postal Prize Winners.
SnCIAI. TXt-COBAX TO thx DISrATCH.I
Washington, May 9. The following;;
postmasters, were appointed for Pennsyli
vania to-day: F. C. Moore, Avondale; Mrsc
E. Doya, uoya's jams; lu s. Shaford,f
Breathedsville; J". L. Sicker, Chelfat,'adj
x. ai. juuHsey, m aya.
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