Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 14, 1889, Image 1

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Will bo reaped by all -who
advertise In THE Dispatch.
It reaches every borne -and
Is read by everybody. If
you are in business let the
public know it through THE
W. Irving Bishop, the Mind
Reader, Dies a Few Hours
After Performing
A Cataleptic Fit Carries Off a
Eeally Remarkable Man.
The Exposer efSiade Interrupted by Death
in tin Exposure of Himself A Sndden
Attack of Catalepsy Follows One ot Hts
Best Tricks Plnycd for the Brncflt of the
New York Umb'i Club Tho First of the
Attncka Noticed nt Minneapolis Fire
Weeks Ago End of r Career Witbont n
Parallel H!a Odd Domestic Complica
tions. Shortly after performing one of his won
derful "mind-reading" feats, yesterday
morning, W. Irving Bishop expired in a
cataleptic fit brought on by the nervous ex
citement under which be labored while as
tonishing a number of gentlemen at a
rounders' club in New York. Five weeks
ago, in Minneapolis, he first felt the attacks
of catalepsy, that being brought on by a
renew, telegram to tub disfatcii.i
Hew Yobk, May 13. "Washington
.Irving Bishop, the mind reader, played his
last trick at the Lamb's Club, in the small
hours of this morning, and died a few hours
later, in a cataleptic fit which was appar
ently the climax of the intense nervous ex
citement incident to the succcsstnl perform
ance of the feat.
The Lamb's Club is an organization of
actors and men-about-town, and is accus
tomed to have "gambols" on a Sunday
night, once a month, at its club house, 34
West Twenty-sixth street Only members
'are admitted to these entertainments, but as
the gambol set down for last Sunday night
was the last for this season, the regulations
were relaxed and members were permitttd
to bring friends with them.
Harry Dixey, the actor, brought Bishop.
After a while some one asked Bishop to
give an exhibition of his powers. He con
sented, and began with what he called "the
-detective trick."
I A Trick No One Else Could Do.
I There was applause at the success of that
trick, but Bishop made little of it. "That's
in easy one," he said. "Wait and I'll
thow yon one you never saw before, and
hat I'll guarantee no one else can do."
Ihefrfie asked Secretary Green, of the
club, to think of some word in some of the
club's books of account or record. Secre
tary Green had not any particular-word
bandy is bis mind, but with Dr. G. A.
Irwin, who is an acquaintance of Bishop's
and who had dropped in while Bishop was
doing his easy trick, he went down stairs,
where the books of the club are kept, and
he and the doctor came across the name of
Margaret Townsend in the minute book.
where it appeared in some records relating
to the Lester Wallack benefit
Mr. Green and Br. Irwin fixed upon the
word "Townsend," and noting in their
minds the page and the part of the page
upon which it appeared, they hid the book
and went back upstairs.
How He Pointed Ont the Word.
Bishop, blindfolded, had Green's hand
placed upon his own, and then led the party
downstairs, onnd the book without diffi
culty, and turning over the pages rapidly,
came at last to the page on which the name
appeared. Skimming his fingers over it he
gradually settled upon the word itself.
"Is that it?" he asked eagerly, and being
told that it was, he led the way back up
stairs, haying been blindfolded all the time
and announced that he proposed to tell
what the word was in a manner which
would demonstrate absolutely that mind
reading had nothing to do with the perform
ance. He had been getting into a highly
excited state as he went on with the trick,
and this increased as he asked everybody to
stand back. Without touching Secretary
Green, but insisting that Mr. Green should
think intently of the word, he stood appar
ently in a state of only half consciousness.
This could not be told absolutely, how
ever, as
The Bandage Covered His Eyes
and other parts of his face. After a few
moments he said: "I think it is a name."
Then he added: "I think it is a man's
name." In this, of course, he was wrong.
After more apparently intense mental ef
fort, he exclaimed, "Give me something to
write with." Some one polled a scrap of
paper from a pocket and handed it to Dr.
Irwin, and he gave it, with a pencil, to
Bishop. Without an instant's hesitation,
Bishop seized it and dashed off the word
'Townsend" not written in natural form,
but reversed, as it would appear in a mirror
were the paper on which the word was
written reflected there.
"That is it," he exclaimed, and at the
eame moment as Mr. Gillen and Dr. Irwin
nodded their beads and the persons about
burst into applause. Bishop stiffened out
and sank back unconscious. There was a
moment's excitement, but Dr. Irwin, who
has .known the mind-reader for some years,
and-was acquainted with his physical con
dition, assured every one that it was only
one of the cataleptic fits which Bishop has
been accustomed to have quite frequently.
and that it was not likely to be dangerous. I
A Period of Seml-Conscionsncw.
The mind reader was stretched upon the
floor, and soon, under the manipulation of
Dr. Irwin, began to snow signs of returning
to consciousness. When he was able to sit
up tie doctor was explaining something of
the physical features of the case to those
present. Bishop was apparently yet only
half conscious, but he clearly heard all that
was said, for when the doctor was stating
that they eculiar backward fashion in which
the name was written might be accounted
for by the fact that the original reflection
of everything seen by the eye is inverted as
in a mirror, and is "reversed by the optic
Ims on the war to the brain. Bishop in
terrupted bis, and in & ball anaiDie voice J
asked him to make clear that what was
written on the scrap of paper was the exact
copy of what appeared in his eye, and was
written by him without conscious interven
tion of the brain.
The Case GIron Dp as Hopeless.
Bishop had frequent spasms, during
which it was with difficulty that he could
be held still and prevented from throwing
himself about with a violence that would
have endangered his bones. About 4 o'clock
he had another violent cataleptic fit, and
went from it into a state of comatose. Then
Dr. Lee went away, deeming the case hope
less. Once in a while after that the mind reader
manifested a half-consciousness and seemed
to recognize persons about bim,but he never
had a clearly conscious moment from before
6 o'clock in the moraine until a few minutes
past noon, when his pulse and bieathing
ceased, and he was apparently dead.
For fear that it might be only a cataleptic
trance, powerful electric currents were ap
plied, and for half an hour some semblance
of life was maintained, but at last the cur
rent ceased to have any effect, and the doc
tor declared that Bishop was unmistakably
Sketch of tho Life of tho Wind Header A
Base In Europe and America at One
Time Some of Bis Won
derful Feats.
New Yoke, May 13. Washington Irv
ing Bishop was born in Boston 41 years ago,
and became known as an alleged mind
reader early in lite. He attracted no par
ticular attention, however, until in En
gland, some ten years ago, when at the time
Slade, the Spiritualist, was imprisoned as
a fraud, he announced his readiness
to duplicate Slade's tricks without spi
rit aid. As an exposure of the deceit ot
spiritualists and such people he made
considerable fame and puzzled the English
doctors and scientific men, who admitted
themselves at a loss to account for his pecu
liar powers. He did some famous feats in
England upon bets' that he could not tell
the number of a bank note, and always
stood such tests successfully. He assisted
his notoriety in England by a libel suit
against Henry Labouchere.
A Wonderful Test.
Three years or so ago there was a renewed
interest in him when at Boston he success
fully discovered a hidden article, to get at
which it was necessary for him, blindfolded,
to drive a team of horses to a carriage
through crowded streets. He afterward
duplicated this trick in New York. To ac
complish this and similar feats he always
had to be in physical touch of some sort
with the person whose mind he pretended to
read, and it is asserted that his "mind
reading" was really the following of the
unconscious guidance of the muscles of the
person with whom he was in contact
A number of others claimed to be able to
duplicate all his feats in this way, and
Charles Montague, a Boston newspaper
man, in this city and elsewhere gave public
exhibitions in which he did succeed in do
ing feats like those of Bishop. None of
these exposers of the exposer of Slade nor
the exposer himself, so far as is known, had
up to this morning accomplished anything
that could not be accounted for upon the
muscle-reading theory. As to Bishops's
last and fatal feat Dr. Irwin says:
The Skeptics Astonished.
"I had always been skeptical of Bishop,
bo tar as any power beyond that of muscle
reading, until I saw his last feat I say
freely that in my opinion that feat cannot
be accounted for upon any theory ot known
science or medicine. I do not see that there
was possibility of collusion, even if I did
not know all the gentlemen present well
enongh to know that they would not have
helped in a fraud. In my opinion he ac
complished the feat by means of some men
tal or physical power of which science- has
at present no knowledge. The fact that the
effort he used was so intense as to result in
his death is pretty good corroborative evi
dence of the genuineness of the feat"
Bishop has at various times been a rage
with the public, both in England and in
this country. Of late he has been in rather
bad odor, chiefly through his remarkable
complicated matrimonial relations. As
nearly as they have been untangled, these
included a marriage in 1885 to one woman
by whom a daughter was bora to him, fol
lowed in 1886 by a marriage to Mrs. Helen
S. Pond, the handsome divorced wife of a
Boston broker. Before long she brought
suit for divorce, alleging that Bishop was
A Cocoaine Fiend,
and, when under the influence of the drag,
was almost a maniac, and beat her brutally.
Other and more scandalous allegations were
Bishop started for Australia when this
matter came out, and was next heard of as
having become insane in San Francisco. He
was released after a short confinement in an
asylum, and continued his trip across the
Pacific. He was heard from at the Sand
wich Islands and other places, and this
spring was back in this country with a wife,
who is said to be the one he first married.
Last year, when the Boston Mrs. Bishop
finally obtained her decree of divorce,
Bishop was giving an exhibition of his
powers before a Minneapolis audience. He
fell in a fit on receipt of the news, and did
not recover for 24 hours. A few days after
ward he married again the wife with whom
he was then living. He explained that he
considered her his legal wife before, but
that in order to remove any questions about
it and to make snre of the legitimacy of
hiB daughter, he had the second ceremony
Bishop's mother arrived in New York
last night and was taken to the Hoffman
House. She was terribly distressed over her
sndden affliction. The mind reader's wife
and child did not accompany her. Bishop
arrived at the Hoffman House late on Sat
urday night and registered as from Hono
lulu, Sandwich Islands. Over his own name
on the register he wrote "Kamilimiliana
lani." The clerks at the hotel say they
they don't know what this means unless it
is his own name in Hawaiian.
The First Fit Brought on by a Severe Fright
in Minneapolis.
rsrecux. teleouam to th DisriTcn.1
Minneapolis, May 13. On the day
that Washington Bishop was to give his
street lest in Minneapolis, some five weeks
ago, he was ill from over exertion in St
Louis. The Minneapolis Committee who
was to hide the needle which he was to
find, not understanding the strain to which
he was subjected, took the needle nearly a
mile from the hotel and hid it in the Expo
sition building. Bishop started out in the
back, with a bag over his head, to find it
When near the Exposition he suddenly
dropped the lines and seemed lost a mo
ment, and the team dashed into a post
He managed to secure the reins again and
drove on to the Exposition and found the
pin, but he immediately fell down in a
cataleptic fit, similar to the one in which
he died, and was carried back to the hotel
rigidly. It seems that the terror of that
moment when he lost control of the horses
made a wonderful impression upon him in
his excited nervous condition, from the
effects of which he never recovered. In his
delirium he described over and over again
what he saw on that terrible journey.
The very terror in which the -committee
themselves-was served, to impress the events
upon his mind. He said afterward that it
was the most terrible experience he had ever
passed through. Whence recovered, two
days afterward1 he declared that ho would
never again repeat the test In public, but he
did so in St Paul, a few days later. He
acknowledged that it was quite dangerous
for him to perform the feats he did, and he
took his life in hand every time he attempted
Blindfolded, He Drove a Carriage Accu
rately Over a Secret Roote.
Young Bishop's two performances in
this city two years ago will be remembered
by the many who marveled ai them. Besides
the finding of a knife which had been hid
den by a committee in a house on Penn av
enue, he drove, blindfolded, over a route se
cretly decided on by a committee of the lo
cal press, and, although unacquainted with
the city, even with the use of his eyes,
guided his carriage horses without them
exactly over the streets laid out, and col
lided with no one in the crowded streets.
That Body Now Believed to Havs Been
Sank In Luke Slichlsan Dr. Cronln's
Friends Do Not Bellevo That
He Was Seen at To
ronto at All.
Chicago, May 13. Captain Schaack is
fully convinced that the corpse supposed to
be connected with the Cronin case, for which
his men have been dragging the Lincoln
park pond, was buried beneath the waters
of Lake Michigan. He has had some
trouble in making converts to the theory
and to-day an attempt was made to explode
it by starting the story that Anderson's
boat, said to have been taken early Sunday
morning, May 5, was really stolen two
weeks before, and that there were no oars
obtainable by which it could be operated.
Anderson insists, however, that his boat was
stolen Sunday morning, and there were a
number of broken paddles which had been
thrown away as unserviceable lying near
the boats, which might have been used in
such an emergency.
Further evidence was derived this after
noon from Frank Bock, a fisherman who
has a hut on the Lake Shore docks-and was
awakened about two o'clock that Sunday
morning by a noise from his boats, which
were on the shore near his house. Dressing
hurriedly, he rushed out and in the dark
ness saw three men moving around in his
boats trying to unfasten them.
"What are you doing there?" he de
manded. "We want to get a boat to go fishing
with," one of the men answered after a
moment's hesitation.
"Well, you can't have one of mine. Get
away from here."
The men left at that and went south in
the direction of Anderson's house. Bock
says that two of them were of small stature
and the third is a large man. He could not
distineuish their features.
Cronin's friends sent an emissary to
Toronto, and he has telegraphed that he can
find no reliable evidence that the doctor was
in the city at any time.
A Score of Members Leavo tho Conference
at York Bishop Wright, of Ohio,
Trends n movement Tho Secaders
Will Continno in Session.
Yobk, May 13. Eer. Metsgar opened
the United Brethren Conference this morn
ing. Bishop Kephart reported for the
Board of Bishops that they had found a ma
jority of votes cast for the new constitution
and amended confession of faith, and they
therefore declared it adopted, and hence
forth "the fundamental belief and organic
law of the church." The change went into
effect immediately.
Petitions were presented as follows: Pray
ing for the removal of restrictions as to
ladies entering the ministry; praying for a
church catechism; one by Bev. Graham, of
Parkersburg Conference, praying for or
ganic union between the churches, and an
other advising the reducing the number of
When the meeting was opened under the
new constitution, the minority left the
Opera House and held a secret session in
another part of the city. Here they de
termined to bolt, which they accordingly
did, and opened a second convention in the
Park Opera House at 2 o'clock, in which
Bishop Wright, of Ohio, presided. This
faction will meet in session for a week.
Tito members ot tho Wilbur Opera Com
pany Married at Ponghkeepsle.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 13. At 8
o'clock this afternoon a bright-looking
young man, followed by a bright-looking
young woman, entered Becorder Dorland'a
office, the man ahead, the woman following
closely and modestly, and nervously whis
pering to the man: "Is this the place?"
The parties were Franklin Kelson Darling,
musical director of the Wilbur Opera Com
pany, and Marie Bobertson, one of the
chorus girls. They were married by Be
corder Dorland in tho presence of Manager
Sweet of the Opera Huse, and Mr. L. H.
Tail, President of the Dutchess Mutual In
surance Company.
After the ceremony the Eecorder saluted
the bride, and then the happy pair departed.
To-night she appeared as usual in the
"Grand Duchess," and he in his seat as
musical director. They "gave their places
of residence as New York City, and he reg
istered as 22 years old and she 25.
A Bovine Post Mortem That Floored a
Western Coroner.
Minneapolis, May 13. Meat Inspector
Richardson coddemned a cow last Saturday
in South Minneapolis, and a post mortem
was held. When the stomach was opened
it was found to contain a handful of nails,
ranging in size from a tack to a tenpenny;
a rubber ball, several beer corks, a sleeve
button, a paper chip and JV .Nicollet House
bar check, No. 80, beside-several pieces of
old leather.
It was a puzzle for the inspector to ascer
tain how the cow came to swallow such a
heterogeneous mass of unpalatable things,
and after inquiring into where the animal's
feed was purchased, he discovered that it
was fed for the most part on hotel twill,
The Son of Emery A. fetorrs Arrested 'on
Coraplnlnt of His Wife.
New Yobk, May 13. Detectives from
the District Attorney's office to-day arrested
George M. Storrs. the son of Emery Storrs,
of Chicago, on a charge of blackmail pre
ferred by his wife, Eileen Storrs, who is said
to have received a scurrilous letter from
Storrs, dated. Chicago, February 21. An
indictment has been found against Storrs.
While Storrs was waiting to plead, papers
for a divorce proceeding were served upon
him. Desertion and cruelty are the causes
alleged. Storrs was committed to the Tombs
prim in default 'of 1,000.
To Announce the Return, of the Presi
dental Party to Washington!
Reorganization of tho Civil Service Com
mission, "Wliich is Now "
The Week's Work Began by the Appointment of 205
Kew rostmasten.
President Harrison and party returned
yesterday afternoon from their cruise in
Chesapeake Bay. They enjoyed it very
much and may repeat the experiment in
the near future. District of-Columbia peo
ple fear very much that the census clerk
ships will get out of their hands into those
of the Civil Service Commission, which was
reorganized yesterday.
Washington, May 13. The Presiden
tal party Teturned to the city from their
river and ocean Sunday excursion
at about 3 o'clock this afternoon.
To be consistent, the President couldn't
start on thfc homeward trip before
midnight Sunday, and the telegrams sent
from Fortress Monroe that he would set saiL
early Sunday'evening and reach Washing
ton this morning had, therefore, an almost
malicious sound. There was less noise on
the return than on the departure. As the
Despatch steamed up the channel, with the
"Presidental flag," invented and adopted
by President Arthur, flying from the mast
head, there was no booming of cannon.as on
The party -disembarked quietly, and be
took themselves to their various homes in
their various carriages. The President and
the ladies of the White House were greeted
by Dr. Lord, Mrs. Scott Lord, and
Miss Holliday, a new visitor,
who , was formerly a friend of the
Harrison family in Indianapolis, but who
has been for .some years a missionary in
Persia. Secretary Halford wasn't there, as
he had not yet returned from his Southern
The President was pleased to find that the
work of renovating his official apartments
had been concluded, and that the cool summer-matting
had taken the place of carpets.
The whole party expressed themselves great
ly delighted with their sail, and may repeat
it in a short time.
District of Columbia People Wast All the
Census Clerkships.
Washington, May 13. One of the most
important questions immediately demand
ing the attention of the new Civil Service
Commission is whether the appointments
for the census work shall be made under
their supervision. Neither Superintendent
Porter nor Secretary Noble desires the
interferences of the commission, and
the President has not vet expressed an opin
ion on the question. The commission will,'
it is thought, hold-that tne appointments
should be made by examination, but thero
is a doubt about the proper constructionto
be put upon the law.
Many young men and women of the
District of Columbia are very anxious in
regard to the decision of this question. Ten
years ago a great many District people were
given census clerkships,and, as the positions
are -not permanent, Washingtonfans had
come to regard them as something they
could have to themselves, without having
to make way for people from the States who
had votes. The work of previous censuses
was to a very great extent done by people
who lived in Washington, and as the work
did not last long enough to make it worth
while to come here from the States for the
positions, they were viewed as a local pos
session. But if the census office is brought under
the civil service rules all this will be
changed. The appointments will be appor
tioned among the various States, according
to population. And then, instead of get
ting the lion's share of the census office
clerkships, the District of Columbia will
get but a very small share.
Sarah Althca Hill Terry Loses Her Case la
the Supreme Conrt.
Washington, Hay 13-The Supreme
Court to-day affirmed the judgment of the
United States Circuit Court for the North
ern district of California, in the case of
David S. Terry ex ux., appellant, .vs. F.
W. Sharon, executor, etc. This is a suit
brought by Sarah Althea Hill Terry. The
court holds that in the original cases the
citizenship of parties being in different
States, and the object of the suit, the can
cellation of a foreign instrument being one
of the oldest heads of equity jurisdiction,
the case presented was one of prima facie
jurisdiction, and if there were any errors in
the original decision they must be presented
on appeal from the decree in that case and
cannot be considered in this case, which is
an appeal from a decision reviewing the
action in thb name of the executor of the
deceased Sharon, and that the objections
urged to lhat decree of revivor are frivo
lous. Opinion by Justice Miller.
Two Hnndrcd and Five New Postmasters
Appointed YeMerdny.
Washington, May 13. Two hundred
and five new postmasters is what Assistant
Postmaster General Clark'son turned out to
day for a beginning of the week, but only a
few of these were from Pennsylvania and
West Virginia,
Following are those for Pennsylvania:
Peter Klinger, Fishersville; D. C. Basburg,
Mills Citv; H. A. Shifer, New Berlin;
Patty M. Kbons, Boylum; J. C. F. Miller,
Eockwood; Charles L. Pultzer, Shanks
ville; W. W. Myers, Uriah; H. G. Macy,
Welsh Hill.
The following are for West Virginia: W.
B. Hannah, Frost; George W. Wayner,
Huntersville; D. J. Vestor, Kasson; TV". H,
H. Pine, Scott's Depot.
Tho Civil Service Commission Agnln Ready
for Active Work.
Washington, May 13. Mr. Theodore
Eoosevelt, who was recently appointed
Civil Service Commissioner, took the pre
scribed oath this morning. The Commission
has now a full quota of members, a circum
stance which has not existed for some time
past. As now constituted, the Commission
consists of Messrs. Charles Lyman, of Con
necticut; Hon. Hugh S. Thompson, of
South Carolina, and Theodore Roosevelt, of
New York.
After Mr. Bo6seveIt had qualified for the,
office, he spent some time in pleasant con
versation with.Messrs. Lyman and Thomp-
bodj after which the board, formally- organ
,iKd hy.electing Mr, Lyman President , t -
MAT 14, 1889.
The Body of a Franklin Girl Washed Ashore
at Staten Island-A Mystery of the
Ocean for the Fotnre
to Explain.
rsrzcxtti telegram to the dispatch. l
New Yobk, May 13. There is no doubt
now that the body of the young woman
which was found on Sunday morning among
the rocks off the boathouse of the Clifton
Boat Club, at Clifton, Staten Island, is
that of Miss Mary E. Tobln, of Franklin,
pa. Dr. B. A Bjobinson, of West New
Brighton, after viewing the remains said he
felt sure of the identity. He said that up
to Saturday, April 13, Miss Tobin had been
his office' assistant. On that date she re
signed her place, saying she was going
home to Franklin, and was to be married in
the fall.
When she left Dr. Bobinson's house Miss
Tobin told him she was going to visit some
friends in Brooklyn for a few days. On the
following Monday she again appeared at the
doctor's house to bid him goodby. She
then said she meant to start for home im
mediately. She expressed her two trunks,
one to Brooklyn and the other to Franklin.
Some days later Mrs. McKenna, of Brook
lyn, went to Dr. Bobinson and told him she
was worried about Miss Tobln, inasmuch as
the latter had sent her trunk to Brooklyn,
but had not herself turned up to claim it.
About a week ago Daniel S. and David
Tobin, brothers of the girl, called at Dr.
Bobinson's to inquire for their sister's
whereabouts, but he could give them no in
formation. Daniel S. Tobin arrived from
McKeesport, Pa., this afternoon, as did
also the girl's father, in response to tele
grams sent them by Coroner Hughes. They
are staying at the Stevens House, in this
city. They had not viewed the body when
they were seen to-day, but felt sure of the
identification, since the girl's aunt, Mrs.
Dixon, of Jersey City, had called at the
morgue in Stapleton earlier in the day, and
identified the jewelry found on the body as
that belonging to her niece.
There are no marks of violence on the
body, which may not have been made by
the rocks against which it was dashed by
the action of the water. Nevertheless an
autopsy will be made to-discover, if possi
ble evidences of, or a motive for, suicide or
foul play.
Contradicts a
Number of Serious
Charges Made Attains! Him.
New Yobk, May 13. The examination
of P. S. Oassidy, accused by O'Donovan
Bossa of libel, went on to-day at the Tombs
Court. John McGinness, the editor of the
Catholic News, testified that Cassidy volun
teered and wrote the article which was
printed about Bossa, and that a suit began
by Bossa against the paper was withdrawn
when the name of the writer was given to
Bossa. He supposed that Bossa "got some
thing" for.hu expenses in withdrawing the
suit. C
Bossa took the stand to be cross-examined
on the statements in the libel. Colonel
O'Byrne intimated that Bossa had no right
to the "Bossa" part of his name and was
plain Jeremiah O'Donovan. Bossa denied
this vehemently, and declared that he wrote
his name rightfully from a village in Ire
land, where he used to live. Others of his
family were known by the same name.
Bossa admitted that he had been ar
rested on a charge of swindling servant
firls by selling bogus passage tickets to
reland, but said that the charge was
dropped. He had taken money from
kjfimmy MoDermott while denouncing
MeDermott as a traitor, but be would
take money from anyone for Ireland's sake.
He denied that he settled his accounts with
Irish organizations by giving checks which
were not good. He denied that he had left
his son to die in a charity hospital, whither
the latter had been committed as a homeless
man ; and he declared that the charge that
he had1 desecrated his second wife's grave
was an infamous falsehood. The examina
tion goes on next Monday.
Messrs. Gorman nndJScott Said to Favor
His Selection.
St. Louis, May 13. Colonel J. Grif
Prather, member of the National Demo
cratic Committee for Missouri, will attend
the meeting of the committee to be held in
the near future at the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
New York, and will give his support to
Colonel Calyin S. Brice, who served as
Chairman of the Campaign Committee in
the last campaign. Speaking to a reporter,
Mr. Prather said:
"We will pass resolutions in memory of
our late Chairman, and will in all proba
bility elect Mr. Brice as Mr. Barnum's suc
cessor. Mr. Brice managed the last cam-
Jiaign and spared no eflort to score a success
n behalf of the Democraoy. So far as I
am concerned, I think he is entitled to the
honor of Chairman of the National Com
mittee. I understand that Senator Gor
man, of Maryland, and Senator Scott, of
Pennsylvania, favor his election, and it is
safe to predict that he will be elected."
Not Necessary to Bribe a Witness In tho
Precincts of the Conrt.
Washington, May 13. The Supreme
Court to-day sustained the action of Dis
trict Judge Boss at Los Angeles in sen
tencing Thomas J. Cuddy and Alexander
Savin to imprisonment for contempt of
court. The contempt consisted of alleged
attempts to bribe a witness and a iuror in a
hallway of the Court House building, but
outside the court room itself.
The principal contention forjhe sentenced
men was that the contempt powers of the
court did not extend outside "the building.
The court holds that misbehavior anywnere
within the place set apart by law for the
holding of thecourt is contempt of the court.
Opinion by Justice Harlan.
Prominent Bonifaces From All Parts of the
Country In Attendance.
Chicago, May 13. Scores of prominent
hotel men arrived in Chicago to-day and
to-night to attend a national convention of
the fraternity here, beginning to-morrow.
The largest delegation is that from New
York. The members weremet at the depot
by & local reception committee,
v The Chief Justlco's Daughter Swindled.
Chicago, May 13. Mrs. Pauline Fuller
Aubery, whose elopement caused such a
sensation, was made the victim of a bogus
custom house agent, who collected the duty
on a pair of vases from France, which have
not yet appeared. The same swindle has
been worked on other parties, i
Some Conscience Contributions.
Washington, May 13. Treasurer Hus
ton received two conscience contributions
on the first day of his official career. One
from New York City amounted to $200.
The other amounted to $360 and was sent
from Cincinnati by a person who signed
himself "Will B. Wright."
The New Pnbllc Printer nt Work.
Washington, May 13. Public Printer
Palmer took charge 'of the, Government
printing office to-day. His first official act '
Chief Bookkeeper, vice 1". H. Booth, re-
. M'
The German Emperor Takes Their
Part in the Mining Troubles.'
The Government Will Interfere to See
That Justice is Done.
The Noble London Gamblers Daly Arraigned In the
Police Conrt.
The German Government has decided to
interfere in the great mining strike. Em
peror William is taking an active part in
the matter. The employers will probably
be ordered to submit to arbitration. The
lordly gamblers of London were arraigned
in the police court. Another conspiracy
against the Czar has been discovered.
BebIiIN, May 13. A council of the
Prussian Ministry was held to-day to con
sider the question of the strike among the
coal miners. The session was a prolonged
one. Prince Bismarck presided. At the
height of the discussion Emperor William
appeared in the Council chamber and took
an active part in the deliberations.
It is reported that the Council decided to
summon to Berlin deputations from the
mine owners and its miners, in order that
they may submit their disputes to arbitra
tion by' the Government. The delegates
sent by the striking miners of West
phalia to wait upon Emperor Will
iam have arrived in this citv,
and called uponthe Emperor. The semi
official press deny the reports that collisions
occurred between the troops and strikers on
Saturday, and assert that there was no riot
ing on that day.
Sixty of the striking miners of the Prince
Begent's colliery, at Bochum, decided to re
sume wors: to-day-but were prevented from
doing so by their fellow workmen, who
drove them away from the pits with howls
and curses. The military were summoned,
and, on their arrival, a sharp fight took
place between the soldiers and the strikers,,
the latter being finally dispersed. The strike
committee of the Dortmund miners have
issued a manifesto signed by Baute,
Scroeder and Siegel, in which they declare
that the strikers will not resume work until
all their demands are conceded by the mine
The miners in the Essen district have
struck. This accession to the number of
strikers raises the total of the men who have
now quit work to 90,000.
One of the Earls Was Ashamed, bat An
other Assnmed a Defiant Air.
London, May 13. The persons arrested
early yesterday morning in the raids on the
Field and Adelphi clnbs in this city were
arraigned this morning. The Earl of Dud
ley and Lord Lurgan were among the pris
oners arraigned. The Earl of Dudley ap
peared to be ashamed of the position in
which he found himself, but Lord Lurgan
assumed a defiant air.
The police who made the arrests admitted
that the peers taken into custody were not
members of the Field Club, but stated that
they resorted thereto for thepurpose of gam
bling. The prisoners were admitted to bail
to appear for examination next week, The
court room was crowded. Among the spec
tators were a number of aristocrats.
Another Aliened Plot AcalnstThat Monarch
Bronsbt to Tilght,
London, May 13. A conspiracy has
been discovered among the military officers
stationed in St. Petersburg. A large num
ber of the conspirators have been arrested.
In their possession were found papers which
proved that they intended to make an at
tempt to assassinate the Czar. A number
of bombs were also found. ,
A Socialist Victory In Prance.
Pabis, May 13. A municipal election
was held at Narbonne yesterday which re
sulted in a victory for the Socialist candi
dates. During the progress of the election
a fight occurred in the hall where the voting
was being carried on. A party of Socialists,
headed by M. Ferroul, member of the
Chamber of Deputies, paraded tha. streets
singing the Marseillaise hymq.
Tho Beturn of Stanley.
London, May 13. Sir Francis DeWin
ton, President of the Emin Bay Belief Com
mittee, iq speaking before the Boyal Geo
graphical Society to-night, predicted the
early return of Henry M. Stanley. He de
scribed several routes that were now open
to the coast.
Mataafa Is the Only Trouble.
Berlin, May 13. The Post says the
work of the Samoan Conference is progress
ing satisfactorily to all concerned. The
question of the disposition of Mataafa, how
ever, remains undecided.
Unable to Escape Death He Dictates His
Will While In Aeony.
Denveb, May 13. At 10 o'clock this
morning a freight engine doing switching
near Bailey station, do miles from
here, came into collision with a
bowlder upon the track and was ditched.
Fireman Charles Lappan was caught
underneath a red-hot firebox, and pinned to
the ground. He lay in this position with
his head only out from under the machinery
for an hour, suffering untold agony,
no one being able to render assist
ance. Just before he expired he called
a brakemen to him, while one half of his
body was roasting from the heat ot the eu-
fine, dictated his will, leaving 515,000 to
is two brothers in San Francisco.
He have instructions regarding his fune
ral and who he desired to conduct the serv
ices, then offered prayer and died. The
body was. brought here to-night to be shipped
to San Francisco.
Several other trainmen were injured, but
not seriously.
Unearthed After Lying- la Its Hiding;
Plnce for 63 Tears.
New Haven, Conn., May 13. Work
men while digging an excavation for a
cellar on tho corner of George and Howe
streets, unearthed a perfect skeleton of a
man. The land on which the skeleton wa
found has a peculiar history. Years ago it
was the site of what was known as the
-"Wayside Inn," kept by a man named
Mark Trovers. The inn was a popular
place for travelers to sleep at, and continued
bo until about 1826, when a man named
Francis Thomas, a travelinjr peddler, mys
teriously disappeared. He was known (o
have entered there, but was never seen alive
aftentnrd by anybody.
The finding of this skeleton may proba
bly clear up a mystery which at that time
was one of the most sensational disappear
ances on record.
The Same Old Story of a Jealous Hus
band's Insane Anger Fatal Ending;
to a Bnnaway Match Work
of a Bulldog- Bevolver. -
.Memphis, May 13. A double tragedy
was enacted this afternoon at Mrs. Ander
son's boarding house, No. 31 Marshall ave
nue. George Ward, aged 28, employed as
an engineer at the Memphis Gas Works,
shot and killed his young wife and then
killed himself. The details of the tragedy
are as follows:
Ward has exhibited symptoms of jealousy
recently, although he had been married only
tour months. On coming home to-day he
repaired to his wife's chamber and asked her
for a kiss- She, however, noticing an ex
pression of wildness about him, left the
room, saying she would kiss him later. He
followed her into the hall, and emptied
three shots from a bulldor revolver into her
back and shoulders. Having committed
this frightful deed, he ran to a room SO feet
away in an "L" of the main building, and
there shot himself through the bead.
The murdered 'woman was named Cora
Ward. She was a first cousin to her hus
band and murderer. Ward courted his
wife for six years, but never gained her
mother's consent to their union, which re
sulted four months ago in a runaway mar
riage. Mrs. Ward was only 18 years old,
with black hair and eyes and an olive com
plexion. She was of a lively and sprightly
disposition, and much admired by all who
knew her. Some say jealousy was the
cause, while others attribute thedeed to the
fact that a few weeks ago the wife received
the first installment of an insurance policy
on her father, who recently died, and re
fused (o allow her husband to handle the
funds that thus came into her possession.
A Brazilian Paper Asserts That 'Prepara
tions Are Being Made to That End.
Panama, May 13. The following is a
translation from an article headed "War,"
which appeared in the Jornal da Commer
cio, of Bio de Janeiro:
Thero is no donbt that the Government Is
preparing for war. YFo tho questions from the
press to the insinuations of the pnbllc who de
sire to learn what U going on, it answers with
silence which is the most eloquent proof of
the probabilities of an immediate war. The
question is a serious one, and we pray that God
will not allow the Government to throw us
into a war which will cost much money, and,
what is worse, the blood of our brothers.
Bumor asserts that the Brazilian Government
can do nothing to prevent a conflict between
Bolivia and Paraguay, since our Government
has suffered a check from the first power,
which will seize the territory in dispute. It is
also evident that a treaty of alliance exist3 be
tween Brazil and Parajruay, and one which,
while strengthening; the Republic, guarantees
the interests of Brazil.
There is no doubt that we are preparing for
war, since everything indicates that one is
imminent. The Government is the only respon
sible party in this matter, and will have to give
an answer to the country. But what this an
swer will be God only knows, now that the
honor of the Brazilian flag; can only be sus
tained by bathing it in the blood of onr broth
ers of America. Let us not be told that war Is
not at our doors. The intimate relations ex
isting between the Paraguayan and Brazilian
Governments are well known, and it is known
we hold Interests in Paraguay, and therefore,
under the pretense of preventing an invasion
of our territory, we send to our frontiers an
army which is Ave times larger than is neces
sary. Andyetwe want to pretend we are not
threatening Bolivia, and in a manner which
may cost us a very high figure.
How theBrooks .High License Law Works
Now In Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, May 13. The liquor
license judges announced their decisions in
license applications in 13 out of 33 wards of
the city to-day. The greatest uneasiness
was manifested by the saloon keepers before
they were made public', because it was re
ported that the Court would adopt the same
tactics as those of Judge White, of Pitts
bnrg, and make a wholesale slaughter of the
Ananalysis of the result shows that
if the judges pursue the same policy among
all the wards as among the first 13 there will
be about 1,000 drinking places in the city,
against about 1,300 l3st year. In that sec
tion of the city already passed on there are
71 less saloons than in 1888. In one ward,
the Fourth, where there were 33 saloons
last year, there are but 23 now, yet, before
the high license law went into effect last
June, there were 213 drinking bars in the
ward. Out of 1,185 applications which the
Court had before it S13 were favorably acted
upon. ,
The Court has been guided largely by the
reports of the police department. Most of
the places licensed last year which were re
ported to have been the scenes of drunken
ness and disturbance, have been wiped out.
The remainder of the decisions will be an
nounced to-morrow and on Wednesday.
A Jealous CIncInnatlan Shoots His
Little Daughter and Himself.
rsriciAL TuxoBAit to Tins pisrATcn.i
Cincinnati, May 13. Morits Blano
came here from Boston to take charge of the
manufacture of the highest grade of work in
the Diehl Manufactory of Fireworks. He
had with him a wife, Grace, and a daughter,
Flora, the latter 7 years old to-day. Both
Moritz Blanc and his wife, Grace, had been
divorced from former marriages, and each
had a qnandom mate living. Their lives
were unhappy and they frequently quar
reled on general principles. Becently
Moritz learned that dashing young Harry
Hoffman was fond of his wife, and that the
two were often together. With this fresh
material for unbappiness their quarrels
grew more frequent.
A few days ago Grace announced to
Moritz that she intended to leave him soon.
This morning at 9 o'clock Moritz asked
Grace if she really meant to abandon him.
She answered yes with a jeering. laugh. She
lay in her morning gown on the bed.
Moritz left the room, but returned in a mo
ment and put a pistol bullet in her temple.
He then met his daughter, Flora, and shot
her dead, and after that shot himself. The
wife lives, but cannot survive many hours.
St. Louis Boodlers Learn That the Way of
tho Transgressor Is Hard.
St. Louis, May 13. Adam Neiberla.the
Bepublican Sergeant-at-Arms of the lower
House of the Municipal Assembly in this
city, who was indicted last Friday for aid
ing in the fraudulent naturalization of a
large number of foreigners previous to the
late city elections, has skipped the town,
and the United States Marshal is hunting
for him.
Judge-Lehman, a jnember of the House
of Delegates, jlso Bepublican, who was in
dicted at the same time and for the same
crime, is under bonds. The grand jury are
expected to indict perhaps a dozen more
local politicians, both Democratic and Be
publican, fot the same offense this week.
Desolation on tho Isthmus,
Panama, May 13. Never in its history
has the Isthmus presented the scene it offers
to-day. Thousands of people out of work,
busy centers of activity along the canal
abandoned, and many hundreds of houses
deserted by their former residents. The
smaller villages are almost uninhabited.
Of any kind can -best btf
satisfied by advertising la
do columns of The? Dispatch.
SttfSFish and His Committee1
' y at a niu.i, n .
i ;-!v iiii iiiiii, p;imnHH
They Claim That it Was Entirely a Privata'
Affair, and That
The Guarantee Fond Will to Paid Back and Some
$10,000 Pocketed.
Stuyvesant Fish, of the committee which
had charge of the Centennial ball and ban
quet at New Yrk, refuses to account for the
proceeds of the same. It is claimed that
these entertainments were a private enter
prise, and acknowledged that money was
cleared- from them. All complimentary
tickets, even including that of President
Harrison, were paid for by some of the other
New Yobk, May 13. "The centennial
ball and banquet," said a man identified
with the late centennial, "were private un
dertakings ancTthe public has no right to '
ask for an accounting." This was said to-
day in a conversation with a committeeman,
after a Dispaick correspondent had -.
learned from Mr. Brayton Ives that there
was a proposition under consideration in
the Entertainment Committee not to make
public the accounts of the ball and banquet.
Mr. Ives is not a member of the Enter
tainment Committee. He is Chairman of
the General Finance Committee, and ax
such was specially deputized to receive and
audit the accounts of all the Centennial
sub-committees. Mr. Ives said that from
the wording of the resolution of the Plan
and Scope Committee directing the sub
committ;es to send their reports to him he
had supposed that the Entertainment Com- ,
mittee would also send in its report, but he
had understood since that Mr. Fish's com
mittee would keep its accounts entirely sep-
arate from the accounts of the other Centen
nial committees.
The correspondent suggested to the com
mitteeman quoted above that the public
had some interest in knowing how the mosey '
was spent.
"It was not the public's affair," replied
the committeeman, smiling. "It was the
Entertainment Committee's. It was Mr.
Fish's. I can't say definitely what Mr,
Fish's action will be, but he long ago de
termined not to make the accounts public.
There was not a cent of public money in
volved. The money given by the State
was appropriated especially for the parades
and fireworks, and the city appropriations
were devoted to the other features of the
celebration, excepting the ball and banquet,
The Entertainment Committee undertook -the
ball and banquet with the idea pf mak- '
ing them pay for themselves."
"But." continued the correspondent,
"didn't the Plan and Scope Committee
set aside $20,000 as a guarantee, and was
not thaf20.000 public money?"
"Oh, no," said the committeeman: "You
will remember that we bad private sub-
scriptions to the general centennial fund o ''
the amount ot 543,000. It JwVner thesetfi
subscriptions thatthe guarantee of 20;0C3'f,
was taken, and" not from the" money appro,
priated by the State and the, city. And
even this the Entertainment Committee will -be
able to return."
"That means that the Entertainment
Committee made money from the ball and
"Yes, the Entertainment Committee is
about $10,000 ahead of the game. You see
money was lost on the banquet. That of
course was expected. But there was big
profit in the ball, which a good deal more
than made up the difference. So the guar ,
antee will be returned. The Entertainment
Committee got pay, yon know, for every
ticket, complimentary or otherwise, which,
was issued for both the ball and the ban
quet." J
"But there were over 2,000 complimentary
tickets to the ball and nearly 600 to the
banquet," said the reporter. "Who paid
the Entertainment Committee for these?"
"Oh, the other committees. The Army
Committee had, a certain number of guest?
at both ball aud banquet, the States' Com
mittee had some, the Navy Committee all
the committees. Every guest at either ball
or banquet from the President down was the
guest of some other committee besides the
Entertainment Committee, and his ticket
was bought and the money for it paid over
to Mr. Fish's committee."
"Was the money which paid for these
complimentaries contributed by the indi
vidual members of the other committees,
or was it from the general funds of the com
mittees which did the inviting?"
"The committees paid for the tickets from
their funds."
The correspondent figured that 2,000
complimentary ball tickets at $10 made
$20,000 and 550 complimentary banquet tick
ets at $15, $8,250, or a total of $28,250 which
other committees practically contributed to
the funds of Mr. Fish's committee and sug
gested to the committeeman that this surely
was public money.
"No, it came from the private subscrip
tion list of $43,000 the same fund from
which the $20,000 guarantee was made."
It did not seem to occur to the committee
man that $28,500 and $20,000 exceeded the
private subscription of $53,000 by $5,500,
which must have come from the publio
"You don't know, Mr. Fish," said the
committeeman, smiling at the thought of
calling Fish to account. "He doesn't care .
for public opinion. He can stand it."
The accounts of all the other Centennial
Committees will be handed to Mr. Brayton
Ives, and after auditing will be made pub
The American Federation of Labor Leaders
Meeting In Kew fork.
New YOEK,May 13. There was a session
of the Executive Council of the American
Federation of Labor to-day at its offices in
Clinton place. Samuel Gompers, the Presi
dent; Daniel McLaughlin, of Braidwood,
111., the First Yice President; William
Martin, of Pittsburg, the Second Vice
President; Henry Emericb. the Treasurer,
and P. G. McGuire, of Philadelphia, the
Secretary, were there.
Thev discussed in an informal way the
condition or the Federation, which they
said afterward was in a flourishing condl-,
tion, as elubs are rapidly forming in all . '
cities in the Union. Then they talked of
the wisdom of forming eight-hour leagues
whose proper function shall be the agita- ,'
tion ot the demand which workingmen will -
make on May 1, 1890, that eight hours shall -y
thereafter constitute a day's labor. There,
will be another session to-morrow.
Robert Lincoln on His Wny to England, i
New Yoke, May 13. Robert T. Lineoln,
United States Minister to England, is at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel. He arrived here . '
from the West to-day, and will sail for-
Europe Wednesday on tne.uuyot ifms,
accompanied by his wife, and three children, u