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Germany Concedes All of the
Leading Points in
TIE SAMOAtf DIFFICULTY.
King Malietloa Will Undoubtedly Be
Restored to Bis Throne.
IKDEM51TIES TET TO BE SETTLED.
Progress of the Great Coal Mining
THE MPER0R'S PART IJf THE TROUBLE
The Sam:an negotiations are progressing
very satisfactorily. From all reports the
American delegates have been very success
ful in carrying the points desired hythem.
A plan for the government of the islands
lias been adopted, abd only the details re
main to be fixed. The question of indemni
ty for German property destrpyed is not yet
adjusted. No mention has been made of
the Klein episode, and none is likely to be.
The great strike-is a cause of much anxiety
corauGirr, isss; fir xew tork associated
Berlin, May 18. The fourth session of
the Samoan Conference, it-Inch was held
yesterday, took place in the small room of
the Department of Foreign Affairs, in
which the other three meetings have been
held. The apartment is furnished with ex
treme simplicity. There is space for little
besides a long table, at which the Commis
The meeting was called to order shortly
after 2 o'clock by Count Herbert Bismarck,
who presides at all the meetings, in accord
ance with the established custom that the
highest representative of the Government of
the country in which a conference is held
shall preside. Count Herbert sat at the
upper end of the table just back of a plain
little desk, which the late Emperor Fred
erick used during his brief reign.
He was flanked by two colleagues. Next
to Baron Ton Horstein, who sat on Count
Herbert's right, came Mr. Kasson, then Mr.
Phelps and then Mr. Bates, the American
Commissioners. At the other end of the
table the two secretaries of the commission,
Beuckleck, a secretary of the British
Foreign. -Office, and H. Stemlech, of the
Genpan Foreign Office, were busily" en
cstged recording the proceedings.
ALL HEADY TOR BUSINESS.
At Count Herbert's left was Dr. Kranel,
Bie third German Commiss:oner. Then
L'lowed Sir Edward Malet, Mr. Scott and
I-. Crowe, the English representatives, in
unici Uttiucu. iuu.ui luc Luuiuiiaaiuucia
e in uniform or court dress, but all wore
ick frock coats.
The proceedings were almost entirely for
aL They consisted chiefly in listening to
e reports of the various sub-committees,
o have bee n holding daily sessions ever
ce thie conference met. At these meet
igs -tho real work, of the conference has
Xen irsat-Wi aid as nearly as. can, bo
learned, the American Commissioners have
succeeded in carrying nearly every impor
tant point they set out to obtain. Indeed,
so prevalent is this feeling in Berlin that
the Berlin press and otherinfluential papers
in Germany complain of the success of the
"While the greatest secrecy in resard to
the proceedings is maintained, and hereto
fore nothing much beyond the fact that the
meetings had been held was known, it can
now be stated that, excepting the question of
indemnity for sailors killed and held by the
Samoans and one or two other minor points,
the work of the commission is abont over.
MALTETOA Trail BE KING.
It Is thought that the restoration of Ma
lietoa is assured, and that the plan for a
tripartite Government in Samoa, for which
the American commissioners contested
against the German plan for one representa
tive selected by the three powers, will sure
ly be put into effect. It is also more than
likely that the commission has decided in
favor ot the absolute independence of Samoa
as soon as the people there demonstrate their
ability to go alone.
The indemnity question is yet to come up.
It may prolong the meetings of the confer
ence some weeks, but this is believed to be
the only point on which there is likely to be
a. serious contest. The question of Klein's
connection with the afiair, in which the
German sailors were killed, has never come
up, nor is there any likelihood of its doing
Neither will the commission hear testi
mony of any kind. During the past meet
ings of the conference and the committees
the only points of difference have been be
tween the German and the American com
missioners, the attitude of the English mem
bers being neutral.
THE ENGLISH IDEA.
Their influence has generally been cast
-with a view of settling the question as ex
peditiously as possible. They have, how
ever, beeh strongly in favor of having a
' Protestant for King of Samoa, which is
thought to indicate their preference for
Malietoa, who was trained in an English
The most important work ot the confer
ence has been done by what is known as the
working committee, consisting of Dr. Era
neL Assistant Secretary of State for Ger
many, and Messrs. Scott and Bates, and to
which Messrs. Crowe and Phelps were
added, the first named on account ot his long
experience in British affairs, and the last
named because of his long experience in
America with the tariffs, and of his experi
ence in establishing a Government out of
the discordant elements.
The duty of this committee has been the
preparation of material for the general con
lerence. In this class was a plan to settle
disputes concerning land titles in Samoa.
The German, French and American inhab
itants of Samoa have been acquiring lands
in Samoa so that little remains lor the
natives, and it is claimed that their titles in
many instances are doubtful, as the land
was given to them by irresponsible natives
in exchange for liqnor and trifles.
FOBM OF GOVERNMENT. '
This committee was also entrusted with
the workrof settling the form of the Govern
ment at Apia. It is rumored that the plan
agreed on is that America, Germany and
England shall each appoint a representative
and tbathree more members of a board of
nntrnl shall be chosen by the rate pavers.
No liqnor shall be sold to natives, although
foreigners can have such stores as they choose
in their private houses.
Firearms are only to be sold to the Gov
ernment and then only under certain re
strictions which prevent their use except
for keeping the peace. A plan for civiug
the Samoans .a revenue has also been de
vised, which provides for the re-establish
cientof their rights to impose import end
export duties, which right is taken from
them by the existing Samoan treaty.
It is understood that the representatives
of the three Governments have expressed
confidence of being able toobtain from their
Governments this concession to help the
HAVTXO JL GOOD TIMK.
4.The star of the American commissioners
in Berlin is being made very pleasant They
are overwhelmed with social attentions from
distinguished residents. One of the pleas
nntest incidents which has occurred was the
call they made on Prince Bismarck, at his
request, which was a special mars: of con
sideration, as the Prince, being in feeble
health, rarely goes out or receives anyone.
To-day was tne first time any of the dele
gates showed a willingness to talk to a news
paper man about the work accomplished.
This morning when a representative of the
Associated Press visited Mr. Phelps at the
Kaiserhof Hotel, where the commissioner
was found up to his eves in work, and an
nounced his mission, Mr. Phelps said:
"lhe proceedings of the conference I can
not disclose, but I may say through you to
America that nothing Is interfering with
the successful conclusion of our labors; and
the cry of the European press is that Ger
many is givins up everything. This charge
is persistently made, and is naturally
'irritating our co-laborers.
Moreover, it is not true mutual conces-
cinnc linv Iwn Tnni?p. frprmanv is as will-
I incr as America to yield anything that
wonld insure Samoan independence and
give the natives a better chance. This is
the prime impulse of the German as well as
of the American delegation. The best indir
cation that the Samoan conference is near
ing a successful close is found in the fact that
the Emperor has invited all the members to
a reception at the Schloss on Monday.
Only a few days ago the delegates were
informed that an audience could not be
given earlier than the 27th inst. The pro
ceedings at yesterday's sitting showed such
progress toward an assured settlement on
every point that Prince Bismarck decided
to expedite the reception.
The Rational Gazette says that another
plenary sitting will conclude the confer
ence. The foreign office, however, does not
expect so speedy a termination. The Com
mittee on Form of Government will present
an amended report on Tuesday. The same
sitting will hear parts of the protocol pre
pared on land tenure and the municipal ad
ministration of Apia. In view of the de
tailed wort remaining to be disposed of
two or more plenary sittings appear to be
A CHANGE OF DELEGATES.
Lieutenant Buckingham has received a
summons on official business in London and
will leave on Tuesday. He will be replaced
in the conference by Mr. Crosby, the Second
Secretary of the Legation. Mr. Crowe will
return to his post at the English" Embassy
in Paris on the 28thinst. Sir Edward
Malet, the British Ambassador, will enter
tain the delegates before Mr. Crowe's de
parture Count Herbert Bismarck will
give a grand banquet at the close of the con
ference. The Emperor, impatient at the delay in
bringing about peace between the miners
and employers, has directed the President
of the province of Westphalia to convey to
the mining companies his emphatic desire
to accelerate a compromise. It is reported
that the President has resigned, the Em
peror blaming him for allowing affairs to
drift and also for sending out false alarms
as to encounters between strikers and the
Dr. Hintzoeter, who is now, by command
of the Emperor, making a tour of the strike
districts in order to near both sides, is
charged to warn the mine owners that the
Government will resent their action if they
refuse to grant the essential claims of the
THE GOVERNMENT'S POWER.
The power of the Government to make
employers feel the weight of its displeasure
lies at hand. The mine owners have ob
tained during recent years many favors.
They have seenred special tariffs 'through
out Germany and have beemgranted low
height rates to Hamburg, Bremen, Bel
gium and Holland in order to enable them
to compete with English coal. These privi
leges are readily assailable If the companies
While the state of the mines is most pros
perous, the condition of the men is yearly
more wretched. The Bourse quotations
snow an enormous advance in snares, a or
instance, the Dortmund Union mine shares
have risen 50 per cent within two years, and
meanwhile SomCof the men at Dortmund
have earned a beggarly 12s 6d weekly.
Recently the owners -have withdrawn
some allowances hitherto granted to the
men, and have increased th4 severity of the
fines imposed upon the miners. For in
stance, there is the practiceMalled nnllen,
by which, nothing is allowed a miner for
any carload of coal -which "lacks fnll
weight. The owners sell this coal, but the
man working underground, often-naked, in
a temperature olJ20 degrees Beramur, which
is common to the deep-Westphalia pits,
gets noining ii ine car is not qnite tulL
IN FAVOR OF THE MEN.
Public feeling is becoming more and more
pronounced in favor of the men. The
paralysis of the iron and steel industries
consequent upon lack of a sufficient supply
of coal intensifies the feeling of discontent
existing outside of the coal district In the
event ot the failure of a speedy settlement
of the trouble the Government will convene
a conference of employeraand workmen un
der a neutral president, who shall be em
powered to arbitrate on the differences.
Criticisms on the alleged violent phrase
of the Emperor to the workmen's delegates
that if thev resisted the troops he would
have all ,of them shot (lasse er alles neben
den haufen schiessen) led--to- a -semi-official
denial that the Emperor made use of a
phrase which bade fair to become a historic
illustration of his despotic disregard of the
life of the masses.
The official version of the stenographer
present does not contain the words. The
delegates say that the Emperor, striking the
pommel of his saddle, warned them that he
could make tnem feel his power it they re
sisted the authorities. His subsequent as
surances of sympathy softened the severity
of the warning. '
THE SOCIALISTS ACTIVE.
Herren Liebknecht and Bebel invited the
delegates to confer with the Socialist mem
bers of the Beichstag, but they declined,
having noted the Emperor'sremark: "Don't
associate your movement with the Socialists.
Denn Fuhl mich ist Zeeder Social demokrat
gleich bedentend mit Beichst und vaterlands
The building trades strike in Berlin is
extending. Many of the workmen have
given their masters until Monday to an
swer their demands. The climax of the
movement will probably be reached in
June, several of the largest workmen's
associations having postponed the general
strike until then.
In the Beichstag to-dav, when the aged
workmen's insurance bill came up for
third reading, Prince Bismarck made an
acrid speech. He said that he was not sur
prised that the Socialists, the Freisinnige
Early and the Poles opposed the bill, but
e had not expected that Conservatives
would assume a hostile attitude toward
proposals affectingthe innermost depths of
the whole empire.
AN EARNEST APPEAL.
In concluding he said: "I wish the bill
to be disposed of before the next elections.
for no one knows whether we shall have as
much leisure next year as now. I beg Con
servatives, Imperialists and Nationalists to
free themselves from the Socialistic, Polish,
Gnelph. French and Freissinnige parties."
Alter a reply from Herr Bamberger the
House adjourned. ,
Prince Bismarck's appeal is likely to in
duce the Government groups to give warmer
support to the measure. The opposing Na
tional and Ultra-Conservatives will again
refrain from voting, leaving Prince Bis
marck to rely upon the former majority.
Prince Bismarck will entertain a large num
ber of the members of the Beichstag at
Fruhschoppen on Monday morning.
The Bundsrath has approved, without al
teration, article 4 of the penal code, em
Iiodying in the common law provisions
hitherto specially applicable to the So
cialists. The Government will not test the
Beichstag on the code during lhe present
- A REMARKABLE OLD HAN.
Tboasb 104 Year Old, He 8lli Oat a Fall
Church Service,, .
rBT CABLE TO THE DISrAJCH.J
London, May 18. Here "isan unusual
story of old age. Peter Laing,,of .Elgin, is
n carter 104 years old. He is not only in
full possession of all his faculties, according
to the invariable customof centennarians,bnt
still drives his cart and has just been ad
mitted a member of the Elgin South Free
In the words of the. naive local paper,
this venerable man went to church last
Sunday morning for communion, came back
in the evening, sat all through, and was
,none the worse.
BOULAMERIN POPE HEALTH.
British Bis Guns Not nt All Anxlons to Meet
BT CAULS TO THE DISPATCH.'
London, May 18. Bareness Burdett
Contts, who recently gave a dinner to Gen
eral Boulanger, fonnd her meal transformed
into a lather broken-up affair. She had in
vited people at random, without telling
them whom they were to meet, and the re
sult was rather unpleasant Some of the
guests, Lord Cross among them, refused to
sit down at the table with the bold
General, and left the dinner table
without partaking. The dowager
Duchess of Cleveland, who was to have
gone down stairs on the General's arm, be
came very mnch disgusted on learning the
fact, and also went away. The Prince of
Wales, however, was more reasonable, and
came specially to see the General, guided
by Lord Randolph Churchill, who knew
the French pretender was to be on hand
The General has not been a great success
here socially; everybody wants to see him,
but the-great people, those who form opin
ion, are rather cautious about taking him
up and becoming responsible, for him. The
General is in poor health, very much over
worked, and can't eat the dinners which are
given kim, as he is on very strict diet
Robson Boose, his physician, has advised
him to go as soon as possible to some Ger
man baths, bnt this, of course, his French
patriotic susceptibilities would prevent
A NIECE OP JEFF DAVIS
Arrested In Liverpool on a Charge of Mnr
derinc Hrr Husband.
London, May 18. Mrs. Maybrich, a
niece of Jefferson Davis, and a French
"Canadian aristocrat by birth, has been ar
rested at Liverpool on the charge of poi
soning her husband with arsenic. Mr.May-
brich, who was a prominent merchant, died
with symptoms of slow poisoning. His
brother Michael, known as Stephen Adas,
a musical composer, and otherrelatives hes
itated to act on the reports circulated as to
the cause of death. To-day the Connty
Magistrate. Colonel (Biddelf, accompanied
by the chief of police, went to the May
brich residence. They were told that the
lady was ill in bed.
Medical aid was snmmoned, and after an
examination they pronounced her fit to hear
the charge. Her solicitor asked to know
the nature of the evidence. The Chief of
Police responded that he had grave evidence
that the woman bad given arsenic tober
husband from time to time. The officers
went to the bedroom where the woman lay,
haggard but composed. The Magistrate di
rected that she be removed to the Kirkdale
jail, where she is now being attended by
doctors and a nurse. The case has caused a
NOT YERI CREDITABLE.
An Unpleasant Story Told of Two Outgoing
CUT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
London, May 18. An unpleasant story
in relation to two members of the American
Consular service is circulating in London,
and will soon become public property. Ac
cording to this story, two of the most im
portant outgoing Consuls outside of Lon
don are engaged in a most unseemly dispute
over money matters; one sues for a certain
sum of money, and the delense of the other
is that the money was won at play and
Efforts have been made by friends to
bring about a settlement. Although the
rows between the two men have been fre
quent, their names are withheld in the hope
that the fear of publicity will cause them to
give up a quarrel calculated to give En
glishmen a rather poor opinion of the class
of men whom we send over here.
A TEETOTALER GETS DRUNK.
Evil Effects oX Tvro Glasses of Beer on a
Man Who Had Sworn On".
rnT CABLE TO THE DISPATCU.l
London, May 18. It is a mistake to
start in on the teetotalism racket unless you
mean to stick to it. Mr. William Dawson,
vice-president of the Total Abstinence
Society, has just had an interview with a
magistrate about being drunk. He waved
his" arms violently, thrashed folks, and
broke the magistrates desk and yelled. To
day be says it was only two glasses of beer
and the violent effect was due to two months'
total abstinence. v
He also offered a sunstroke as an exten
uating cirenmstance, though where he got
the sunstroke in this climate the magistrate
could not guess. It cost the teetotaler vice
president one gninea.
PARIS CABMEN GET THEIR DESERT
Thirty of Them Scspended for a Month for
, III Treating Fares.
fBY CABLE TO THE SISFATCn.1
London, May 18. It is generally ad
mitted that the worst enemy of man is the
cab driver. There is no donbt at all that
Paris has the worst cabbies in the world.
The French coacher can't drive, or say
thank yon, or be honest, or keep sober, or
have a face anything but beefsteak color. '
He always lets his horse walk, unless he
seems some one passing right in frontof him,
then he makes him gallop.
It will cheer many who have suffered to
learn that 30 of these men have just been
suspended for a month. All had treated
their clients badly, and a few had thrashed
poor foreign visitors to the exhibition.
I Fastened Upon a Tonne Cash Bor, Who
, Slakes Part Confession.
Young Marshall, one of the cash boys at
Kaufmanns' clothing store a lad probably
not more than 12 or 13 years . old was last
evening arrested for systematic thieving
from his employers. For some time sus
picion that somebody was peculating in'ths
store had led attaches of the concern to keep
alookout. Lttst evening the Marshall boy
was caught in the act of stealing a small
amount of money, and, upon being con
fronted with the-indisputable evidence, ac
knowledged that for several weeks he had
been taking little amounts at intervals.
Upon information lodged before Alder
man McKenna by Morris Baer, advertising
aeent of the firm, Marshall was arrested and
locked up. It is believed that his small
the Its amount in total to $150. He even lied
abont bis place of residence, when the crime
was fastened on him, and evidently thought
theft no worse than a mere amusement
CAN'T KEEP THEIR GAS.
An Indiana TLaxr Declared to be Against
the National Constitution.
Indianapolis, May 18. The late Leg
islature passed an act prohibiting the
piping of natural gas from wells in Indiana
to points outside the State. About two
weeks ago C. F. Heqnemberg, ol Dunkirk,
N. X., organized the Ohio and Indiana Gas
Company. He purchased 25,000 feet of gas
pipe irom a Portland company, an associate
purchased a lot in Portland and Heqnem
burg put a force of men at work laying a
small pipe line eastward.
His associate refused right of way across
his lot, condemnation proceedings were be
gun, and to-day Judge Bobo decided the
law unconstitutional. The movement is
said to be backed by Chicago men, and the
law having been declared unconstitutional,
it is rumored that the construction of a large
pipe lino to supply Chicago with gas will
be commenced immediately.
M CHANGE-TO WOEK
The Office-Seeking Mob Allows
President No Opportunity
TO NAME A SINGLE OFFICIAL.
Pleasant Hay Saturday Brings
Hungry Gang Out in Pull Force.
TO BE A BACHELOR.
Bis Family Complete Their Arrangements to Simmer
at Deer Park.
As usual, too many office seekers called
on the President yesterday for all to have
anything like a hearing. The arrangements
for the summering of the Harrison family at
Deer Park are abont complete. The Presi
dent will remain at' the White House, which
has just been cleaned for that purpose.
General Black's political correspondence
with special agents has been turned over to
'tSTTClJ TZIXQEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington. May 18. One of the fair
est May Saturdays that ever shone upon the
fair city of Washington brought out the
office seekers in force to-day. Most of those
who were so lucky as to get to see the Presi
dent staid in the cool precincts of the library
longer than was just to the others, and the
consequence was that when the 300 persons
who attended the public reeeption got their
turn about two dozen anxious people were
cut off for the time, and will have to take
their chances Monday.
Aside from a delegation of Philadelphia
business men who wanted to say a serious
word about the character of the man who
should be Collector of the Port of that city,
the only Pennsylvanian to call was the
portly Eepresentative Harmar, who urged
upon the President the appointment, as Na
val Officer, of Deputy Coroner Thomas low
ers, and David Martin as Collector ot Inter
TVANTS TO EUCHRE QUAY.
These are the candidates indorsed by
Senators Quay and Cameron, but Mr. Har
mar would like to have the appointment
made before the return to the city of Senator
Qnay, that someone else than the Beaver
dictator might appear to have some influ
ence in the matter.
A delegation of Grand Army men called
in the interest of General Whitaker, of this
city, for Second Auditor- The General is
one of the most enthusiastic Bepnblicans in
America, and is best known for his erection
and parental care over a great banner bear
ing the portraits of the candidates for Presi
dent and Vice President, which once every
fonr years he stretches across the avenue
from Willard's Hotel to Grand Army Hall,
to float during the whole campaign. He
thinks that banner ought to-do the business
Lynch, the colored ex-Congressman, and
Dr. Habercorn, the correspondent, made a
brief visit to thank the President for ap
pointing them the Fourth and Fifth Audi
tors of the Treasury, yesterday. John S.
Wise was another visitor, and he had a few
pointed words to say against Boss Mahone.
and in favor of the appointment of several
anti-Mahone men to office in Virginia.
A FRIEND OP HAEEISON'S.
Little effort has been made to press any
candidate for Marshal of the District, as
this office is always looked upon as belong
ing to a personal friend of the President It
was whispered about the White House to
day that this very pleasant position had
been offered to Mr. D. M. Bamsdell, of In
dianapolis, a close friend of Mr. Harrison?"
bnt Indianians seemed in doubt whether the
gentleman would accept, as he would have
to abandon a profitable business.
The domestic end of the White House has
had a bnsy week. Beside house cleaning,
packing and dainingandsewing, etc., have
been the order, in anticipation of leaving
the President a bachelor, so to speak, for the
remainder ot the summer, except on his oc
casional visits to the family at Deer Park.
This place is chosen because it is the most
convenient to Washington of the cool sum
mer resorts. While-it. remains impossible
for the President to leave his dnties for more
than a day or two at any one time, he will
as often as possible pass Snnday with the
family, going to the park Saturday evening
and returning Monday morning, though no
time is as yet fixed for the departure.
THE WHITE HOUSE IK OEDEE.
Mrs. Harrison feels that she can now
leave the Executive Mansion in decent
plight It has been thoroughly overhauled;
the woolen carpets and curtains have every
where been replaced by matting, oil cloth
and linen shades. The lady of the White
House has had little time for seeing her
friends this week, as it is no small task to
arrange the wardrobe for the entire sum
mer's absence trom the base of supplies.
Mrs. McKee has sat beside the President
oftener in his afternoon drives in the buggy
than has Mrs. Harrison. The nurses in
their white caps, with their infant charges
on their knees, take the conntry air in the
sumptuous lanaau in tne atternoons. Mr.
J. B. McKee, the President's son-in-law,
will arrive from Indianapolis next week to
assist in removing his family to Deer Park
and establishing them there comfortably for
The diplomatic sail to ML Vernon and
down the Potomac, that was postponed on
account of the death of Allen Tho'rndyke
Bice; who was a personal friend of the
President and of the Secretary of Statef will
probably occur next week. Secretary
Blaine had invited the members ot the
diplomatic corps to " meet Mr. Julian
Paunceiote, the new"British Minister, and
it was to be, and will be, the event of the
week in which it occurs.
AN INTEI5ESTING MAN.
As society sees more of Sir Julian Paunce
iote it has more and more occasion to con
cratulate itselt upon a really, valuable ac
quisition to its circles. In private life Sir
Julian is found to be an interesting man.
He can stand up in his dignity with a grand
air. but as a rule he is courteous to affa
bility and kindliness. He is seen to the best
advantage after dinner, when the stra!ns of
mnsic are heard in the drawing room. He is a
technical musician, of high quality for an
amateur. In his younger days he used to
compose, and played the piano with consid
erable skill. He' has a sonorous baritone
voice and used to sing. Whether Washing
ton society will make the most of the Brit
ish Minister's social qualities remains to be
seen, but certain it is, he has repeatedlv ex
pressed his opinion ot it, that he looks for
ward with much pleasure to bis term of
residence in a country where he has already
many close friends.
Mrs. Annie Louise Powell 'sang at the
White House last night, by invitation of
Mrs. McKee, rendering her lullaby, "By,
Baby,By,"whichhad been dedicated to the
executive grandchild. She was warmly
-congratulated, both upon the simple beauty
of the song and her manner ot singing it.
Mrs. Powell also sang several other songs.
DENIALS THAT DON'T DENT.
Too Pension Agents' Political Letters AH
Held by Corporal Tanner.
ISFICIAI. TXLXQBAU TO TZIE DISPATCH.!
"Washington, May 18. There have
been several denials from Commissioner ot
Pensions Tanner and others of the statement
that a lot of political correspondence be
tween General Black and some of the special
agents during the late Presidental cam-
,paign had been turned overto Commissioner
Tanner, by air. yaincyi. Browning, but
they are pnrely technical denials. The main
fact is precisely as stated. A number of
SUNDAY, MAT 19,
special agents were in the field on political
business," combined with the work of the
office. Thev reported progress, but their
letters were sent to Mr. Gentsch, the chief
of the special agents, instead of to General
Black.and this difference is all that enabled
the denials to be made. ,
Gentscb handed the letters over to Gen
eral Black, who perused them and gave
them to Chief Clerk Brock to be preserved
in the sale. Browning got them from
Brock easily enough, because Browning has
all along been the personal and confidential
representative of General Black, and he
turned them over, to the present commis
sioner, who can very truthfully say that he
has no private letters addressed to his pre
decessor in his possession. Bnt the tact
that Tanner has this Correspondence is very
alarming to the special agents who were
obliged to do political work last fall, and
who now expect to be turned out, not sim
ply as Democrats, but as offensive partisans.
FALL OP A POLITICIAN.
Once a Delegate In Congress, Now Under
Arrest for a Crime.
Washington, May 18. Postomce In
spectors Arrington, Maxwell and Troy last
night arrested Charles D. Poston, of this
'city, in the act of using the franks of Sena
tor Stewart, of Nevada, and Delegate
Smith, of Arizona, on private mail matter.
When taken before "United States Commis
sioner Mills, Poston admitted bis guilt,
waived examination and was held in de
fault of 52,000 bonds.
Poston is about 60, and says he was once
a delegate in Congress from Arizona, and
later the Register of the Land Office at
MR. CLARKS0N HOLDS HIS OWN.
Nearly a Thousand Postmasters Appointed
by Ulm This Week.
SrECIAL TXLEQBAU TO THE DtSFATCH.l
Washington, May 18. One hundred
and twenty-one new postmasters were ap
pointed to-day, making a total of 996 for the
week, which is one of the best records made
by Mr. Clarkson. The following were ap
pointed for Pennsylvania:
A, L. Black, Christy Park; N. H. Seramerle,,
Emansj C. M. Howell, Leisenring; E. K. Cheney
Morrisville; Jerome Lord. Nicholson: Annie
Coleman, North Branch; Elijah Hertz. Rlcb
fleld; T. B. Sittler. Littler; L. M. McCormic,
venetia: P. G. Charles, Washington borough,
and E. P. Mann, Yeagertown.
ALLEGHENY NOT TET BEACHED.
A Number of Pension Examiners for Penn-
rSFICIAL TELEOBAU TO TBS DISFATCTT.l
Washington, May 18. Commissioner
Tanner; of the Pension .Bureau, made a
'number of appointments for Pension Ex
aminers for Pennsylvania, to-day, but did
not reach Allegheny county. The doctors
appointed are as follows:
Bloomsburjr. W.M. Eeber.H. A. Brown. F.
W. Redsker; Reading. A. J. Cressman, F. K.
Spang, J. B. Sterley;Snnbnry, E. W. Tool, W.
f urey, C. M. Martin: Harrisburg. D. S. Funk;
Allentown, H. H. Beldel and H. H. Herbst
GOOD TEMPLARS' MEETING.
They Indorse Governor Denver for the
.Stand He Hai Taken.
District Lodge, No. 3, Good Templars,
metyesterdag afternoon. There were rep
resentatives of 18 lodges represented.
The most important business transacted
was the passage of a set of resolutions com
mending Governor Beaver .for the stand
he has taken in favor of the prohibitory
amendment: Jndge White for the part he-
has taken and is still willing to take, and
condemning the saloon keepers and other
people who have made efforts to impeach
John "W. Moreland and A. H. Leslie, of
this city, and Jonah Boughton, of New
Jersey, all prominent members of the or
der, made addresses.
The following officers were elected for the
ensuing term: District Templar, Dr. J. B.
Fife; Vice District Templar, Mrs. Lncretia
Fife; Secretary, William Wills; Treasurer,
Thomas M. "Key; Counsellor, D. S. Little.
A Jovial Pnrty.
Qnite an Interesting party of gentlemen
reached the city yesterday by way of the Alle
gheny nver, on a trip of sport and pleasure.
The party is a hunting and fishing club, and
left Fnnxsutawnev about ten days agoin a new
boat bnilt at that place specially for the trip.
The following gentlemen are in the party:
Stan Altman, Fred Hemer, John Bower, Fred
Thompson and Elmer Shaffer of Punxsntaw
ney; Justice Ab Reynolds. Alexander Rlsten,
Editor F. J. Ulack. of Beynoldsville, Jefferson
connty, and Ferd Meade, of DuBois, Clearfield
connty. in ere was aiso a rrencn cook, xne
boat was well supplied with provisions, etc
The crew landed near the Sixteenth street
bridge and anchored shortly before noon to
day. KOTES AHD NOTIONS.
Many Matters of Much and IJttlo Moment
Theee wife beaters were sent to Jail yester
day by Mayor Pearson.
Ail the private boxes for the May Festival
have now been sold but nine.
The annual meeting of the Ohio and Balti
more Short Line .will be held In this city
The frame stable of Straub's Union Brewery
wasbnrned down jVsterday afternoon. The
loss is 82.000.
The Pittsburg. Virginia and . Charleston
Bailroad is extending its retaining wall on the
Southside to Fifth street.
Mb. Joseph K Neejvt. druggist, of Alle
gheny, left last evening for Philadelphia to at
tend too funeral of his sister.
It is about settled that E. O. McCormick will
be the new general passenger agent of the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton and Dayton.
J. Hotaed Moore, Esq., of Topeka, Kan.,
will deliver an address at Silver Lake Grove,
East End, at 2.30 this atternoon.
A Constitutional amendment meeting was
held at Salisbnrv Hall last night, which was
addressed by Homer 1m Carlisle, Esq, and J
An 8-year-old daughter of John McCIel land,
of 131 Webster s'treet, Allegheny, fell from a
porch yesterday and received injuries that re
Charles Henderson, a brakeman on
She Panhandle Railroad, bad his right hand
crushed while coupling cars near Sheraden
Afoemeu employe of the Westinghouse
Electric Company has sold a patent for start
ing and stopping electric cars to Qeorge West
inghouse for 525,000.
William McBride, a laborer, at the Edgar
Thomson Steel Works, fell off a trestle yester
day, dislocating his shoulder and receiving
several cuts on bis head.
Willie Sukkeh, 14 years of age, living on
Center avenue, Shadyside, while engaged put
ting up a swing, yesterday, fell from a tree to
tic ground, breaking his arm.
Charles Beisel, Frank Stacy and Charles
Hopkins have been promoted to conductor
ships on the Ft. Wayne. Conductor Allpaffer
will run on a through train. '
Frank Manning was committed to the
Western Penitentiary yesterday to serve a
term of three years and three months for lar
ceny and felonious entry- He comes from
John McTtghe. employed at the Lucy Fur
nace, suffered a.sllght fracture of the skull
last night by a bar of iron falling upon him.
The Injured man was removed to his home on
Ella street. Sixteenth ward.
Henry Shaffer, a machinist, 17 years of
age. attempted td jump on a freight train near
McKeesport yesterday afternoon.but fell under
the train and had his left leg crushed. He was
brought to the West Penn Hospital last night
and his injured limb was amputated.
Charles Steen, a driver for the Chantan
qua Lake Ice Cumpany, was arrested, yester
day, for blockading Wylie avenne. He claimed
he Lonld not move nntil he had delivered somo
ice, as the street was torn up. A citizen who
claimed the arrest unjust, furnished ball for
The examination for provisional certificates
for teachers began at the High School yester
day. There were 117 applicants, considerable
less than the examination of a year ago. The
papers were on orthography and physiology
and hygiene in the morning and on music in
the afternoon. The examination will continue
for several Saturdays.
TOT AMBON'S BRIDE.
Madame Von Sncrw Returns From
Europe and Tells Her Story.
IT WAS A PURE L0YE MATCH,
And There Was No Pretention Made to
Wealth on Either Side.
BOMB PAITH IN HER H0SBAND STILL.
She let Cefoses to Bellcro That He Deserted
Mme. Von Sucrow has returned from Eu
rope and riven her story of her marriage
with the fraudulent nobleman. She still re
fuses to believe many of the stories about
him, and says that he did not desert her in
tentionally. The marriage was not a pri
vate one.but all of her friends were informed
of the intended ceremony.
New York, May 18. Mme. Von Sucrow,
whose matrimonial experiences with a
make-believe nobleman were related in The
Di3PATCHamved yesterday on the Saale
alone and unsuccessful. Thus ends the
second chapter of this American girl's sad
The first chapter has created -much dis
cussion during the past week among the
money-seekers and the money-sought of our
The story as cabled from. London was
that of'a bright, well-bred American
woman, known both in Baltimore and New
York society as Miss Williamana Consta
ble, who had hastily married a man pur
porting to be "Baron F. E. O. Von Suc
row" and, having been deserted by him,
had followed him to Europe. From there
she was announced as being about to return
unhappy, unsucccssfnl and practically des
titute. This story was substantiated in many
ways. It was found that Miss Constable
had been married September 18 last to this
Baron, or Major, Von Sucrow, as he was
impartially called, and that he had sud
denly left lor Europe. The particulars that
accompanied these facts were, how
ever, flatly denied by Mme. Von Sncrow
yesterday in an interview with a reporter.
A.TTKACTIVE AND FRANK.
"Your correspondents have been misin
formed," said Mme. Von Sucrow, and with
that, having emphatically refnsed to be
interviewed, she graciously allowed herself
to be led to a truck a -little way apart from
the turmoil of the baggage-smashers, where
she unburdened herself with most ador
able frankness. Mme. Von Sucrow. is a
most attractive young woman, being
not more than 30, with auburn hair, good
complexion, big brown, honest eyes, aided
by eye-glasses; a pretty, small mouth, with
flashing white teeth, and as bright a smile
as one would wish to see. In figure she is
neither matronly nor girlish, but very
shapely, and she'was dressed yesterday ina
dark plaid cloth gown, brown jacket and
black velvet turban, with the soft suede
gloves and neat shoes of the refined woman.
Her voice is low and sweet and modulated
to a degree. f
"It is bnt justice to myself and my
friends, I think," she resumed, upon being
shown what had already been printed, "that
I should correct some statements which have
been made. It grieves me inexpressibly
that my folly should have put my friends
in such a position of notoriety, bnt it is bet
ter that the truth be told simply and once
"I was, as yon know, Miss Constable.
Baltimore was my home, and there my
parents died. They left me a little money,
it is true, but that I spent upon my voice.
I had hoped to -do a great deal for myself
with my voice, but I have alwavs suffered
from the fact that I was unable to read
music at sight. Connections of my family
still live in Baltimore, but they are not, I
regret to aay, as wealthy as has been sug
gested I only wish, alasl that they were.
The first thing which Baltimore people
have accused me of, I see, is eccen
tricity. I did- have a cat, it is true, but
I was never refused admittance to
any Northern hotel with him in the world.
As far as that sort of thing is concerned. I
don't believe Tever did an eccentric thing
in my life. No one's life could have been
more bounded by conventionality than mine
uuu ab we same uuc ueea mat 01 a gin
away from her father's house. When I left
home to continue my studies I was not
alone, as has been stated. I had with me
always, in the first place, a middle-aged
person as maid, and also a young lady who
belonged to as good a family as there is in
"Again, when I first met Mr. Von Sncrow
it was not in a small Italian boarding house.
It was in the house of some connections of
mine, cousins of my cousins, in fact, on
Madison avenue. Mr. Von Sncrow came
to us with a letter of introduction. He is a
charming man; the sort of man, in fact,
whom every woman admires, and the result
of our meeting was a pure and simple love
match. He is not a handsome man, but
he is every inch the soldier, with as fine
a figure as I ever saw in my life. To see
him anyone would know two things that
be was a Prussian and a soldier. That is
why I liked his title of 'Major' and did not
care for that of 'Baron.' Iwasprondof
him as a brave soldier, but I never took the
name of Baroness upon myself. I know too
well how little it means, either of the man
or the family.
"No matter'what anyone may say, I did
not marry him for his title, nor did he marry
me for money. I told him plainly before
we were married that I had none and that I
had no expectations. X-have been betrayed
in ways enough. I cannot believe that I
was married on the bare suspicion of having
money. As for the marriage being either
sudden or private it was not so. My family
was not only notified, but the marriage took
place in Baltimore in St. Paul's Church
only after every member of my family had
met the man I was to marry and had fnlly
approved of the match.
"It is true, I soon fonnd that my husband
was poor, but many a woman has married a
poor man and welcomed every privation. So
it was with me: I knew that my hnsband
was crazv about the island in the sonthern
seas, and I myself took to three competent
jewelers the rough diamonds which he had.
They each said they were genuine, brilliant,
but a trifle off color. They were afterward
pawned, but I never knew of the letters
said to have been written to the Baltimore
American, in regard to an expedition: Had
I known it, I should never, of course, have,
permitted it. x Knew my nusoana was
harassed for money. I know now that what
he told me of himself was untrue; but I do
not believe that he willfully deserted me. I
believe he was fond of me.
SOME FAITH LEFT.
"This was the way he went Everything
almost had been sold. Then one day, in
gay spirits, he went away. He did not take
all my money. He left me some. He lelt
me, too,'' a note saying that he had not de
serted me. He had gone iu that way with
out saying goodby, because he knew how
disappointed I would be, and that I should
beg to go also. Iu a month he said
kbe would send me money, and as
soon as possible be should return.
Foolish woman that I was. I conld not
wait. I followed him on the Gallia think
ing to overtake him. I arrived in London.
There I sought to trace him, but without
avail. Then r applied to Mr. Henry White,
of the American 'Legation. I was bewil
dered. I could hear nothing of my hus
band. I was without money. Mr. White
was very kind. He advancrd me money,
which of coarse will be immediately
repaid, and he sought to find any
trace of Major Von Sucrow. He learned
nothing save what I had learned for myself,
and that is-tha for some reason best known
to himself my husband married me under
an assumed name. He was not, though, I
am perfectly confidentmarried before, and
that leaves me as much as ever his lawful
In the telling of this pitiful tale of an un
bounded faith that no shock could break
and of a spirit too tUoroughly proud and too
truly American to admit of such a word as
desertion, Mme. Von Sncrow was frankness
itself. With the corrections of statements
made by over-zealous friends, however, the
"I go at once." the pretty woman said,
with a grave dignity, "to my friends. I will
place myself In their hands. What I will
do or what they will do remains to be seen.
I can only say that I will bear the name I
now bear for tho very shortest possible time.
To the extent 'to which the wiping out of
that name will put a stop to this scandal, to
just that extent you will find it forgotten."
CRONIN HAS NOT BEEN SEEN.
The Story of His Appearance at Toronto
Proven to be. Untrue.
Chicago, May 18. The story of Dr.
Cronin's appearance in Toronto was discred
ited this morning by the receipt of the fol
lowing telegram from an officer sent from
Chicago to investigate:
DETROIT, March 18.
To George W. Hubbard.Snperintendentof Police:
Just arrived from Toronto. Cronln was
never in Toronto. Dennis Simmons.
The morning mail brought the followine
letter from the office of the Chief Constable
bnperintendent of Police. Chicago:
I beg leave to acknowledge receipt of your
letterdatedHth inst. In regard. to Dr. Cronln.
I have caused particular and exhaustive In
quiry to be made into the statements that have
been made in the Empire newspaper of this
city, and have caused the party who gave in
formation which was telegraphed to you to be
closely questioned on the subject.
It would now appear that the Identification
of Dr. Cronln by tho party who stated be saw
him in Toronto last Saturday was by no mean
complete. In fact I think there are the best of
reasons for supposing it to have been a case of
mistaken identity. It is quite true that the
partv here thought he met Cronln and after
ward saw the man leave the city by train with
As far as I can learn this is the foundation
for the sensational reports tat have been
transmitted from here and published in your
papers. I regret that in sending my telegram
on Monday last more, care was not taken to
verify the correctness of my Informants.
N. J. G basset, Cnief Constable.
A Big Verdict Obtained Against the Iron
King, and Htn Associates.
Philadelphia, May 18. The suit of
Sulzbach Brothers against the estate of
John Edgar Thomson, the Philadelphia
Trust Company, Andrew Carnegie, ex-Governor
W. A. Dennison, of Ohio, and others,
for the recovery of damages for the non
completion of the Davenport and St. Paul
Bailroad, was decided iu favor of the com
plainants to-dav by Jndge Butler, under an
opinion filed in the United States Circuit
Court. The litigation has been pending for
many years, and the sum asked to be cov
ered was originally $800,000 together with
interest of about the same amount, making
altogether a claim of 51,600,000.
The Court held that Messrs. Sulzbach are
entitled to recover the sum which this
branch road, which was afterward merged
in the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul,
would have been worth if completed tc
Cresco. The sum awarded is $J5W,uui, less
573,000 deducted for payment of that me
chanic's lien, making the net amount that
the Messrs. Sulzbaeh are to get as damages
For Western Finn
sylvania, fair, fol
lowed by light show
ers, cooler westerly
winds. For West Fir
giniaJigM rain, pre-
cooler westerly winds.
For Ohio, threatening
weather and showers, cooler westerly winds.'
PHTSBUBQ, May 18. 1889.
The United States Blgnal Service officer la
this city inmisnes tne louowing.
. Time. Tlier. Ther.
8:03 a. jr 78 Mean temp 77
12.-00A.V 84 Maximum temp.... 8)
1:00 p. M Ulnlmnm temp... 69
I.OOr.M S8 Range .... 20
50r. M Precipitation. 00
8.00 r. m .79
Blverat (r. V., 4.5 lMt: a fall of 0.7 feet In 24
Tho Bargain! at
Thompson's New York
for This "Week Will
S cans Fine Sugar Corn 25c
i cans Good Peas 25c
5 cans Blackberries.. 25c
6 lbs Turkey Prunes 25o
5 lbs French Prunes 25c
4 lbs Evaporated Sliced Apples 25c
6 lbs Evaporated Apricots 25c
3 lbs Choice Layer Figs. 25c
3 lbs Choice Evaporated Apricots.... 25c
5 packages Corn Starch 25c
3 packages Fruit Puddine.... :....'. 25c
8 lbs Kingsford'aLarge Lump Starch 25c
12 boxes Bag Blue 25c
5 boxes Concentrated Lye 25c
1 lb Choice New Hops r.... 25c
8 lbs Ground Malt, 50c
1- lb Saw Chewing'Tobacco 20c
4 quarts Navy Beans.. 25c
5 lbs English Currants .........25c
3 lbs Large Kaisins 25c
4 Bottles Ketchup 25c
12 bars Good Scrubbing Soap ,25c
Ivory Soap, per bar 4c
Star Soap,' per bar 4c
Lenox Soap '. 4c
Acme Shoe Polish, per bottle 12c
Boasted Coffee, per lb 22, 25 and 28c
English breakfast, Young Hvson, Oolong
and Japan Teas at 18, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50
cents per lb.
Goods delivered free to all parts of both
iiK To those livintr ont of the eitv will
'prepay freight on all orders of $10, ?i5, $20
ana upward, oena ior catalogue.
M. R. Thompson-.
r S01 Market st., cor. Third ave.
Cincinnati nnd Retnrn for 810 on the
Fnmoas fitenmer Katie Stockdale.
T. S. Calhoun, Master; C. W. Knox, Clerk
Leaving Pittsburg, May 20, at 5 p. ai., ar
riving in Cincinnati Wednesday m'cht, and
leaving Cincinnati Thursday evening at 5
r. si. Giving excursionists one week's pleas
ure and a View of the "Paris of America,"
by electric and gas light.
The celebrated Hannibal Cornet Band
will accompany the excursion. Fare, in
cluding meals and stateroom, good for this
trip only, from Pittsburg, Rochester, East
Liverpool, Wellsville and Steubenville, 510
tor the round trip; and 8 from Wheeling to
Cincinnati and return. Tickets for sale by
Jas. A. Henderson, Snpt, 94 Water street.
Fine black, pare silk gloves 38c, worth
65o, also fine colored silk gloves, tan, drab,
etc, very cheap at Bosenbanm & Co's.
ROEGER At the parents' residence, 67 Van
Braani street, on Saturday, May 18. 1889, at 11:15
r. it., Charlie Rokokk, son of George Ph.
andMargaret Boecer, in his 12th year.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
McNALLY At bis residence. Forward ave
nue. Fourteenth ward, on Saturday, May xi,
1889, at 8 A. M., WnxiAH McNAXiT, aged 28
Members. of .Division No. 9, A-O. H., anrt
' sister lodges, are respectfully Invited to attend
the funeral. NoHca of funeral hereafter.
There is Yet Plenty of Time to Yisit
the Paris Exposition.
MUCH "WORK STILL TO BE DONE
Before All of the Departments Are is a
THE AMERICAN PINE ART EXHIBIT
Comparts Favorably With tho Pictures Entered by
All of the departments of the great .raris
Exposition are not yet completed, and
visitorsneed not rush to the French capital.
There has been some trouble is arranging
the American exhibit, although that in the
art department bears favorable comparison.
A number of women have pictures on ex
hibition, but no originality is shown by
CCOPYBIOHTZD BT T1CC ASSOCIATED FBXSS, 1339,2
Paris, May 18. Americans coming to
the Exposition need not make excessive
haste. Although President Carnot cere
moniously opened the Exposition on the ap
pointed day it is, up to this writing, frag
mentary. The steam which was turned on
as a formality was speedily turned off, ex
cept for transportation purposes.
The great belts in the machinery palace
have not yet stirred a lathe. Not one sec
tion of the fine art exhibition is
complete. Only two catalogues ira
out the French Decennial and the
British. Neither is satisfactory. Each
shonld have been included iu the general,
catalogue. So Jar as present information
justifies an opinion, there is no good reason
why American visitors should purchase any
catalogue except the American, unless they
have special reason for doing so.
CAUSES OF THE DELAY.
Varions causes are assignedfor the delay
in all the departments. The American
Commission alleges, so far as it is concerned,
that on the one hand the French authori
ties have not furnished the labor
indispensible either in the prepara
tion of show-cases or tne equipment
tof rooms and on the other that many Ameri-,
cans who applied for space and a con
siderable number who shipped goods, have
It may be necessary for the American
Government before consenting to partici
pate in another universal exposition to
secure the right to place a capable Ameri
can who speaks French and has
the necessary experience and tact
upon the highest board of direction.
If the averments of discourtesy and in
justice, of vexatious disregard of reason
able comity on the part of the French
direction toward the American com
mittee, as related to the repre
sentative of the Associated Press by
the officials, were frankly disclosed, an in
ternational episode might be created not
wanting in elements of grotesqneness.
This word of warning shonld be heeded
by correspondents and specialists of pro
fessions coming here, expecting the equit
able treatment enjoyed in our own country.
There are no complimentary admissions. It
is said that this rule applies unexeeptionally
to all persons, native and foreign writers,
no matter how well known in their owa
IK THE AET DEPAETMEKT.
The French arl exhibit, nationally con
sidered, is a glorious demonstration of the
Esthetic instinct of the Eepublioj
and overwhelming testimony to
the perfect friendship between fine.,
art and the other intellectual
civilization. It is an age of looking ata""JI"
things intimately, without reverence, wit fl
out spirituality. In the more than 5,CXX
works exhibited, the student will not
find a new imaginative, idea or
a new tribute to the old m oral,
or Esthetic institutions or ideas, how ver
dearlv the world may have cherished f hem.
This is true noton!y of French art, 1 mt of
all cotemporaneous art as grouped under
these resplendent arches.
The English exhibition contains most of
the illustrious names since the time 'of Tur
ner, but it is difficult to reconcile tJje land
scape art with the rich legacy left by
that master. The figure painters in
the English exhibit show the combined in-,
flaence of Italy and France in coljf , and of
the last century of French paint! ng in com
position, -ine .cngiisn n-ive beeii
thoughtful in not including
many portraits. Three portraits
however, command universal attention: .
The Gladstone of Sir John Millars is an ir
reproachable performance, beijng simple and
free of any offense of ostentati on, bnt it fails '
to satisfy those who have seen its subject in
his hours of mighty effort.
The American exhibit, it must be ad
mitted, is entirely creditable to national
pride if taken comparat Ively and only)
from the artists' way of er:amining canvass.
There are in all 341 oils, the sub
jects being fairly divi ded among land
scapes, figures, portraits, marine views, cat
tle and descriptive works. The artists who
study in Holland and finish their work in
Paris stand at the hea d of the foreign resi
dents. Among the most notable are Charles
S pragne Pearce, the Harrisons, Garj
Melcners and Walter MacEwen. The
Americans who study everywheie and
paint at home rare not inferior to.
these in any Intrinsic virtne. So
far as the mresent collection of
American works is a fair test, no better
work is seen here than Chase's. No more
successful portrait is exhibited, although
Sargenf s compel admiration by their force
There is no landscape equal in sentiment
and feeling to a 'solitary work by George
Inness. Bnt wit Ji a conntry of unsurpassed'
scenery, with a moral history deep enough to
afford that idea"! perspective essential to art
and with incidents to inspire legitimate,
scenic ambitio n, the American exhibit may
be said to be c JevoicTof national subjects.
VrOEK OF WOMEX.
In the Fre nch exhibit of a total of 533
artists in oil only 27 are women. Of these
only three can be said to show creative
force. 0',je is a sister of Rosa
Bonheur, 'another is Virginia Demont
Bremont, whose artistic instinct,
like Bon.heur's, is a direct inherit
ance. All the others are represented by
portraits or still life or other imitative or
decorative forms of art.
In a total of 272 exhibits of sculpture. 12
of the exhibitors are women. Only one
shows original creative work. Amonir
114 exhibitors of water colors, charcoal
sketches, pastels andporcelains,29 are women.
Amonj: 700 exhibitors of engravings and
lithographs 14 are women. None of them
exhibit original work, ,
Maeoaeet F. StrixiVAJT. ,
WILLING TO SETTLE QUIETLT.
Jndse HHtoo Anxloni to Compromise tke
Stewart Will Caie.
ISrXCIAIt TXXXOBAV TO TBS DISrATCB.1
New York, May 18. The Stewart will
case, in which Rosalie Bntler is the nom-j
inal contestant,and the defense of which has
been undertaken by ex-Judge Henry Hil-!
ton, apparently alone, was set for argument
.Tnne 10. bnt it is understood that Judee
L Hilton is willing to settle for a round snm.
to escape tne excoriation which Mr. Choate
is said-to have in store for him.
Superintendent Slack Sick.
Colonel W. D. Slack. Snrjerinteadunt nt '
the Homeopathic Hospital, is lying utatV
mat institution wiia typaoia-paeaasoaHH.