Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 22, 1889, Image 1

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As Lovely Queen of May in the
City's Most Magnifi
cent Festivali
Tie Grand Initial .Event of
a'tfev Era of Art
in. Pittsburg,
Three Distinct Descriptions
the First KighVs Feast
of Melodies,
Impressions in the Abstract, Based
Incidents, and on a Critical
The first course served in May's grand
music feast is appetizing. About 4,000 en
joyed it. So such event has preceded it in
Pittsburg. "Viewed from any standpoint it
was a success. If the entire festival is to be
equally satisfactory, it will aflord the most
auspicious possible introduction to a perma
nent Exposition in which Pittsburg will
take pride.
"WELL, the Mav
-Festival has come, like
a marvelous, melodi
ous dream of song, and,
fortunately for Pitts
burgers and all other
lovers of mnsie, the
dream is a most tangi
ble and lasting reality.
All preparations and
every item connected
-with the festival had
rather prepared the
city for an event on a
lavish scale of grandeur
never before seen in
Pitisbcrg. But the
preparations laid not show .ode-half oi what
was to be done and of what was done to please
and really de
light the sense
'and loTe of
music inherent
in every human
breast. No mat
ter what had
been looked for,
the expectations
were more than
realized; no
bad been hoped
for in an artistic
Tray, the wishes
were more than
answered ; and
the pleasant, profitable, delightful an
nouncement can be made with becoming
modesty: this city of iron and steel, and in
dustry and labor, has succeeded in getting
np a musical event that is not only appre-
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dated, but has been crowned with blushing
honors. The May Festival is a brilliant
success. '
Beyond Expectation.
JJpon entering the Exposition building
last night, the visitor probably expects
something; but
certainly not
everything, and
what burst upon
-'Vu I f "ccje unuertne
jOv.Jpib' ''. full glory of a
tuvubauu eiectnc
lights, was so un
expected as to be
almost a shock.
This is what the
fortunate visitor
A tremendous
theater, nobody
seemed to know bow immense, how long,
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V- and how wide, and seemingly acres upon
- acres of people. Thousands In the galle-
," ,- ries and circles, hundreds upon hundreds
V;) in the parquet, And hundreds in the boxes
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wtuufi ca sure a.ae wiuu no veauu-
f fully and tastefully covered with colored
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cloths of pink and bine and cream, each
appropriate in drapery and blending in
Kow clothe the immense audience in
silks and rare laces, brilliant colors and
modest shades, fill the boxes and parquet
and galleries -with every bright hue under
the sun, with almost a sheen ot diamonds
flashing in the light; then, above all, see
the thousands of happy, bright, beautiful1
and rell-known faces of the thousands of
Jtfiss Emma Juch.
Pittsburgers and strangers who love mnsic
for the sake of music alone, and some idea
may be had of the gathering that welcomed
the first artists on the first evening of a fes
tival unprecedented, and success unpar
alleled in Pittsburg.
A Study nnd a Theme. ,,
The place was a study for an artist, and a
theme for a poet; and, away at the extreme
end of the immense oblong hall, on a raised
platform, sat the cause of' all this enthu
siasm, the center and focus of all eyes.
The orchestra and leaders, the chorus and
other singers, were seated upon tier above
tier ot raised chairs, and above them an im
mense fan-like awning, or rather sounding-
board for all the world like a girl's scoop J
hat formed a peculiar and appropriate set
ting for those rare musical gems.
Then, when the people were all seated,
and the hurrying of the ushers had quieted
somewhat, a ripple of applause ran around
as the dark-clad conductor look his position.
He was unknown to the audience, and the
chorus led the reception.
A few moments of silence, almost painful,
ensued. "Would the. music be heard?
"Would it beas good as expected ? "Would
tbe first notes make or mar the evening?
The silence had grown embarrassing, when
Conductor Seidl made a movement so
abrupt as to be almost ungraceful. The
effect was electrical. The tense arms of the
score of violinists in a moment became as
supple as a lithe willow; the bows swept
over the.strings, and
A Thrill of Delight
actually shivered through the house as the
first magnificent notes sprang from the in
struments to the sounding board overhead,
then out and oxer the house, to break in a
silverv shower of melody. The strain was
over and the evening was a success.
The' chorus looked very well. The cool
evening had probably caused the donning of
a great many sober colors, in place of the
pretty white; but now and then a bright
pink or cream or white relieved the eye, and
made a charming contrast to the ever dull
black of the male singers.
The cool air had also affected the dress of
the audience; but what gayety had been lost
in gowns was more than made up in the
handsome wraps, the latter being of white,
pink, brilliant red, or handsomer cream or
chocolate or pearl. Then, best of all, every
body was in U good humor, critical in a
musical way, perhaps, but most generous in
applause, and almost insisting in recall and
By-and-by as the novelty sort of wore off,
a thousand glasses began to scan the occu
pants of boxes or seats. The. chorus rather
plucked up courage at this; and peeped
through glasses in search of a possible
friend in the audience; but the pretty
chorns wasanswered back by the glare of a
hundred glasses to their one, and they soon
subsided, and tried to look
Unconcerned and Pretty. "
as one always does under the blaze of an
opera glass. , 'Xbe occupants of boxes turned
the-battery on each other, and for a while a
silent but fatal duel was waged between the
pretty blonde in pink, and the handsome
brunette in red or cream, and the young man
in whiteVaistcoat and the young man in the
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fnll dress suit Everything seemed to be
mutually satisfactory, and hostilities were
suspended while all turned in together to
encore someone, who deserved it every time.
In looking from the stage out, the scene
was too splendid, for a justdescription.
First was the well-filled parquet, then the
circle of gay boxes, then above that the im
mense gallery, and then the elevated stage,
stretching away with rows upon rows of
countless heads, until it seemed as if there
was no end; yet even away back there,
where people appeared but -pigmies, every
note, every word and every inflection were
heard perfectly, and appreciated thorough
ly, so beautifully, were acoustio properties
Tbe Scene fn Personnel.
Then as to individuals in the audience,
they must be seen to be appreciated. They
were the best and brightest of this city, and
the surrounding towns, and, sitting as some
did, side by side, by accident the contrasts
in some cases were startling, but at the same
time most captivating. In.one box, lor in
stance, there sat a girl covered with a per1
feet wealth of laces .and some sort of
creamy, heavenly wrap, that would have
been a revelation were it not for the lovely
creature within.
Bight beside this glorious creature sat a
quiet, modest girl, in demure, dove-colored
silk, but with a face that drove away all
thought of dress, and caused one to wonder
which of the two was tbe more perfect; and
he would he a vandal indeed if he wouldn't
.unanimously gasp: "Both!" So the con
trasts ran on, some perfect, some funny,
some for better and some for worse.
When they began to applaud and when
means often the sound rippling down from
Berr Anton Seidl.
balcony and box was for all the world like
the pattenngof a tremendous rain shower,
that turned into a storm, occasionally at
some more than usually perfect effort, and
it will be a wonder indeed if a thousand
vexed little owners do notfind a thousand
tiny fingers peeping from a thousand torn
One Joit Felt Little.
Actually, the only trouble last night was
that an ordinary, plain, every-day mortal
could not help but feel crushed and in
significant numerically, if not individually,
in the presence of such an overwhelmingly
well-dressed, handsome, gay and appreciative
audience; but everything passed off as
easily and beautifully as the rippling notes
from the lips of Juch, and none were sorry
and all were glad they were present
"When the few minutes' iutermission
came it was amusing to see how the bright
heads flew together and the low hum of
voices showed the place, the people, the
dress and the singers were being duly dis
cussed, and,, no doubt, admired.
A cool draft from somewhere caused the
ladies to feel somewhat uneasy; but few left
before the concert was over, and, with
warmer weather promised for the balance
of the week, every seat should, and no
doubt will, be taken by the patrons and
lovers of music, and with the success of
this greatest May Festival, a field for the
future is opened here that is illimitable.
The Old Foist Transformed Her Bai'efoot
Ladyahlp Imitating; Arlitoeracy
The Inside and Outside Con
trastedGossip With
lis Points.
The scenes and incidents connected with
the grand opening of the May Festival
were amusingly, if not monotonously,
Continued .on SixtMbge.
Bert Emil Fischer.
Indiana Republicans Complaining
Bitterly of the President.
And Seems, They Say, to be Completely
Under 'Lige fialford's Thumb.
They Will Pretest the flrgantatlon of Congress, 11
Kot Listened To.
Indiana Bepublicans are complaining
that their State, is being poorly looked after
in the matter of appropriations. They say
that only personal friends of the President
or Elijah Ealford secure the offices, and
that the private secretary is the only one
whose advice General Harrison will take as
to appointments. They have even gone so
far as to threaten to dissolve their political
organization. North Carolina Bepublicans
have their own way of getting what they
rsrzcui. telegram to the dispatch.
"Washington-, May 2L The Indiana
Bepublican Association of "Washington and
President Harrison are on the eve of a big
row, which bids fair to make a big split
within the Bepublican party of the Hoosier
State! The association is composed of Be
publicans resident in "Washington, includ
ing those, who are officeholders and those
who are not They are complaining bitterly
that President Harrison refuses to accept
advice from any of them about po
litical matters, but depends entirely
upon the, wisdom whispered into his
ears by Colonel Elijah Halford, his private
secretary. At the last meeting of the asso-
ciation tho dissatisfaction with tbe President
broke out in words, and a motion was made
that the club be converted into a social or
ganization and the name Bepublican
dropped, as it was evident that the Presir
dent' was so thoroughly committed to the
strictest sort of construction of the civil
service law that there was no further excuse
for the existence of a Bepublican associa
The President of the club, one of the most
prominent of Hoosier Bepublicans, openly
advocated the change, as did others, but it
was not made because too many of the mem
bers objected to going on record as criticis
ing the administration. They had too much
at stake.
The discussion, however, led to a row
which culminated in an embarrassing un
derstanding between a Bepublican Con
gressman from' Indiana, Secretary Noble
and the President, and there are now very
strained relations between the three gentle
men. About a week ago Congressman Cheadle
called on Secretary Noble and asked that
certain Indiana men be selected for offices
in the Interior Department. Secretary
Noble replied that it would give 'him the
greatest of pleasure to comply with their
request if it were in his power to do so, but
it was not, as. President Harrison insisted
upon personally dictating the appointment
of every man in the department credited to
Indiana, " .
l can do nothing 'or" make no promises;"
concluded the Secretary, "but must reler
you to the "White House." The Congress
nan was astonished, but called upon the
President immediately and repeated what
the Secretary had said to him. Then he was
still more astonished when the President
quickly said: "I have never told Secretary
.Noble that
General Noble afterward called upon the
President in relation to the matter, and it was
smoothed over, but not to the satisfaction
of the Indiana Consressman.or tbe members
of the Indiana Bepublican Association.
They openly proclaim that the President is
completely ignoring almost every man in
the State who helped to carry it for him,
and relying upon his own personal ac
quaintance and that of Colonel Halford in
appointing men to office. Both Senators
from Indiana being Democrats, and only
three members-elect to the Fifty-first Con
gress being Bepublicans, there is
in the various districts, and the disgruntled
Indianians say thatthe President is attempt
ing to do every bit of the work himself, and
refusing to take any advice on the subject
irom tne men wno maae mm President.
They point to the list of Indiana appoint
ments already made to prove that more than
half of them were taken from Indianapolis.
and that the northern part of the State has
been completely ignored.
Among the neighbors of the President
who are most bitterly complaining of his
entire forgetfulness of past friends and
political favors is M. S. Bagsdale, of
"Worthington, who ran for Congress in the
Second district last fall, reducing the
Democratic majority from 4,000 to 1,100.
He claims that during tbe campaign the
President promised to take care of him. He
came to Washington on March 4, and is
here yet. He wanted to be Indian Commis
sioner. This was denied him, and he ap
plied for several other places, only to be
disappointed each time. Kow he is
and says that if it is not forthcoming soon
he will go home, and let "Harrison have
whatever satisfaction he can get from break
ing his promises.
The Indianians are so disgusted with the
outlook that they have decided to send the
president of the association or a committee
to President Harrison to demand .the con
cessions due them, and if they are not forth
coming there will be a vigorous kick. The
members of the association, some of whom
are life-long friends of the President, do not
hesitate to criticise him severelv, and charge
that he is rapidly alienating himself from
an nis irienas in tne state.
Tho Offlco Seekers Way Moke Trouble
When Congress Opens.
"Washington, May 21. The North Car
olina candidates for office have laid their
heads together, or at least some of them
have, and this is the programme they have
agreed upon: Feeling that their demands
have not been properly considered, they pro
pose to represent to the President and those
of his Cabinet who appear to be most re
luctant to concede what the State
wants the great power that the three
Bepublican members of tbe next House
ot Representatives may wield in the organ
ization of the body. There will be a sort ot
threat made that if the administration can
afford to disregard North Carolina now,
North Carolina can afford, when Congress
meets, to exact terms from the party which
shall be ample to make amends for present
neglect without those votes the House
could not be organized at all.
All of the Congressmen have not con
sented to enter into this little arrangement,
but some of the (ifed applicants for appoint
ment have canvassed the matter quietly for
a week, and speak with confidence to-dav of
Uic cmcBujr u. wic Kucmo u H Shall DC
adopted. The North Carlinians who are
not applying for local offices are nearly all
.candidates for consulates.
Ho Goes to Seo the President AbontnConple
of Appointments and Gets "What
He Demands Ho Now Owns
tho State Politically.
Washington, May 21. Senator Quay
spent an hour at the "Wvhite House to-day,
accompanied by Boss McManes, of Phila
delphia. These gentlemen, although gen
erallyon friendly terms, had locked horns
over the appointment of one David
Martin to be Internal Beveriue Col
lector. Each had a candidate, and the
fight was carried to the President's lib
rary. Quay won. Before calling upon the
President, the" Pennsylvania Senator, ad
mitted that he regarded his visit as some
thing of 'a turning point in" his political
career, and he was quite nervous over the
outcome. If the President should take his
advice it would mean that he is to abso
lutely control Pennsylvania's political
affairs. If his advice were unheeded, he
might fight his enemies without the aid of
the powerful Federal influence.
Quay met his enemies, he .says, and they
are his. During the conference to-day the
President agreed to make Martin Internal
Bevenue Collector, and also agreed that
Quay's particular friend, Frank Qilkeson,
should be made Second Controller. This
appointment will probably be announced
Gilkeson is the gentleman over whose ap
pointment as Solicitor of Internal Bevenue
the fight between Quay and Sherman oc
curred. Sherman's man Hart was chosen
for Solicitor, but Gilkeson now gets a better
place. The salary of Controller is ?5,000.
Gilkeson will succeed Sigourney Butler, of
Senator Quay expects to make some ar
rangement to-morrow in regard to the Pitts
burg postofEce, and suggests that an appoint
ment may be expected in a day or two.
He Will Not Ban lor Gorernor of New
Jersey on Any Ticket.
New York, May 2L General Clinton
B. Fisk, the New Jersey Prohibitionist,
has been prominently mentioned as a Be
publican candidate for Governor this year.
To a reporter General Fisk said to-day: "I
am not going to run on the Bepublican
ticket or upon any other ticket I can go
further than that, and say that ther,e has
never been a time when I would have' ac
cepted a nomination for Governor if I had be
lieved that there was. the smallest danger of
my being elected. I am going to use all
my influence to elect the Legislature candi
dates of either of the old parties who are in
favor of temperance. ,1 do not care whether
they are Democrats or Bepublicans. if they
will do anything to further the interest of
temperance, 1 will do anything in mypower
to help elect them.
"I want the local option law of 1888. re
stored. That was a long step in advance,
and to repeal it was to return from the light
to the darkness of ignorance. I was never
strongly opposed to local option, nor am I
strongly In favor of it now. It was better
than nothing, and showed that it would
finally accomplish a great deal. The two
great parties are pretty nearly evenly di
vided on the question of local option, and
it is only the managers who are really under
the heel of rum."
i. ... a uLuyui.uuiuiiii'.
Another Election the Only Way Left to De
termine thejBabwaT Contest.
Elizabeth, N". J., May 21. Judge Van
Syckel to-day in the Union county court,
refused to grant an order for a recount
in the Bahway mayoralty election case,
where the vote resulted in a tie between
Judge Hyer, Democrat, and W. P. Ester
brook, Bepublican. Judge Van Syckel
held that the court had no power under the
law" to order a recount where a tie-occurred,
as there was no incumbent of the office and
no legal claimant. A new election will
therefore have to be held for mayor.
The grand jury finished its work and
turned in 34 indictments to the court It is
said that some of the indictments are against
General J. Madison Drake, for criminal
libel. Bumor has it that a dozen bills have
been found against the doughty General,
but so far as known only four citizens went
before the jury and lodged complaints
against him. Prosecutor "Wilson declines
to talk on tbe matter, but says all will be
known to-morrow, when the subpoenas will
be issued on the indictments.
Some Incidents AttendlnirMrs. JnmesBrown
Potter's Appearance In Cblcnso.
Chicago, May 21. Kyrle Bellewand
Mrs. James Brown Potter were received
with a low, but distinct, hiss to-night when
they first appeared on the stage at Mc
Vicker's, to open their Chicago engagement
By a strange coincidence probably unknown
to the actors and audience, the jury in the
Carter divorce case, in session scarcely two
blocks from ths theater, had at'almost the
very moment of the hissing, sent to the
Judge tor a diagram of the Colonnade Ho
tel in New York, where Belle w occupied
adjoining rooms to Mrs. Carter and gave
her "dramatic instruction."
Both Bellew and Mrs. Potter showed un
mistable nervousness throughout tho even
ing. Except tbe hiss there was no other
hostile demonstration by the spectators.
The audience was a large one, but could
hardly be classed as fashionable. "When
Mrs. Potter and Mr. Bellew ended their
evening's performance before the footlights
the jury in the Carter case were still out.
One Man Dies Because of Despondency and
Another of Dissipation.
Hackensack,.N. J., May 21. Charles
Francois, of Fairview, aged B2 years, re
turned from the city last evening and after
greeting his family, passed into the parlor.
A minute later the report of a pistol startled
the household, he had seated himself on the
sofa and sent a 32-caliber bullet into his
right temple, causing instant death. The
bullet passed clear through, just breaking
the skin near the left ear. Francois had re
cently lost his situation as bookkeeper and
was despondent
Augustus Laur, aged 35, a boss mason at
Butherford, had a quarrel with his wife last
night, and fired a bullet into his head,
through his mouth. Laur had a large
business, bnt is said to have been a constant
patron of the Clifton race track, where he is
alleged to have formed the acquaintance of
a woman who cansed trouble in his family.
Laur will probably die.
The Southern Presbyterian Assembly Is
Having Quite a Time.
Chattanooga, Maj 21. The Assembly
of the Southern Presbyterians began its fifth
day's session at 0 o'clock this morning.
Almost the entire session was occupied by
a fierce wrangle oyer the old evolution fight
in ooutn uaroitna. xue debate was still in
progress when the Assembly closed for
America's Bccretary of State Sends
Notice to Berlin That
The German Government Cannot See it in
Just That Light.
WHor O'Brien Strong Testimony Before the ParneU
A sudden hitch has changed the face of
the Samoa negotiations? Blaine has sent
word that Malietoa must be restored to his
throne. This point Germany is not inclined
to concede. King Humbert received a
royal welcome to Berlin. Editor O'Brien
testified before, the Parnell Commission
yesterday. He made some very plain state
ments in support of the National League.
Berlin, May 21. From certain indica
tions at the rooms of the American dele
gates, as well as at the quarters of the En
glish Commissioners and at the German
foreign office, it is evident that there is some
serious hitch in the negotiations of the
Samoan Commission. Mr. Phelps, who is
known as "the peacemaker," both in the
conference and in the working committee,
is in evident trouble.
First he is'interviewing an English com
moner in his own room, then he is hurrying
off to the foreign office, where he remains
for some time closeted with the German
representatives, and then repeating the
process. "When asked as to the situation,
Commissioners Phelps, Kasson and Bates
say that there is no great change, and that
everything is progressing satisfactorily.
Both the German and English commis
sioners refuse to talk on the subject, but it
is learned from other sources that the
"United States Government has instructed
its commissioners to insist upon the return
of Malietoa as king. A message is said to
have been received from Secretary Blaine
within the past 36 hours directing the com
mission to insist upon the restoration of the
status quo, and saying that Germany de
posed Malietoa as king and must return
him as king.
They may haggle about indemnity or a
unit or dual or tripartite government if
they please, hut Malietoa must be king.
wnue the uermans nave come to agree
with all the other views of the American
commissioners, they are reluctant to accept
this condition, and point to the fact that
Malietoa was pardoned by the German Em
peror at the beginning of the conference.
'I'nte .na. .lolm aliAnlil anft.fi. A m&nn
It is thought "that a crisis will be reached
at the meeting of the conference. The
American commissioners last night were
qniet and conciliatory in their utterances
concerning the situation, but expressed a
determination to remain firm.
A PABTIAL concession.
The special correspondent of the Associ
ated Press here was informed late this even
ing that Germany has finally consented to
restore King' Malietoa. This action was
'taken finally'after prolonged" and persistent
efforts on the part of 'the American Com
missioners. But now conies another hitch
in the negotiations.
This fresh difficulty grows out of the
claim for indemnity made by Germany.
The American section of the conference
holds that if any indemnity is paid
it must be a merely nominal sum.
Germany, on the contrary, maintains that
in the conflicts between the German forces
and Samoans, the latter were invariably the
aggressors. Besides the native partisans of
King Malietoa were guilty of the barbarous
practices of "beheading German sailors, as
well as inflicting upon the wounded particu
lar cruelties.
These acts, Germany insists, should entail
upon Samoa the payment of special in
demnity. Earnest efforts are making in
committee' to settle the dispute, but tbe mat
ter is very likely to require a reference to
the plenary conference.
king humbebt's visit.
King Humbert, the Crown Prince of
Italy, and Signor Crispi, the Italian. Prime
Minister, arrived in Berlin this morning.
They were met at the railway station by
Emperor "William, the royal princes, Prince
Bismarck and a number of generals. After
embraces the party drove-to the royal cas
tle. The route to the castle was lined with
troops. Triumphal arches spanned the
streets and the houses were decorated with
flags and bunting.
When Signor Crispi emerged from the
train he was greeted oy Prince Bismarck,
who shook him heartily by the hand. A
detachment of cuirassiers escorted tbe car
riages from the railway station to the castle.
The first carriage was occupied by Emperor
"William and King Humbert, the second by
the Crown Prince of Italy, Prince Henry of
i'russia, ana Jfrince xreaericc bcconti, son
of the Emperor, and the third by Prince
Bismarck and Signor Crispi.
a musical welcome.
Bepresentatives of the Berlin Academy
and other associations of artists occupied a
pavilion fronting the Opera Honse. Fur
ther on were stationed choirs under the di
rection of Herr Joachim, who chanted an
ode specially prepared for the occasion, com
mencing with the words, "Viva TJniberto
Be D'ltalia.'' '
The court actress, Hochenburger, recited
verses written,by Herr Jordan, Director ot
the National Gallery, welcoming King
Kumhert to the city. After having been
received by the Empress, King Humbert
and the Prince of Naples retired to tbe
apartments set aside for their use in the
castle. Later they visited all the royal
princes, Prince Bismarck and Count Von
Moltke. After a family dejeuner the Em
peror and his guests drove to Charlotten
burg, where they placed wreaths upon the
tomb of the late Emperor Frederick.
A Collision on the Ocean.
London, May 21, The British steamer
German Emperor, from Loddon for Bilboa,
ran into the British steamer Beresford, from
Hartlepool for Bombay, at i o'clock vester
day morning while the latter was lying at
anchor off the Goodwin Sands. Tbe Ger
man Emperor sank instantly. The first re
ports of loss of life were exaggerated, near
ly all of the passengers being rescued.
Another Big Strike at Berlin.
Berlin, May 21. Three thousand ma
sons in this city have gone on a strike. They
demand that their hours of labor be nine
per day, and that they be allowed half an
hour for breakfast, an hour for dinner and
an hour for supper. They also demand
that work be suspended an hour earlier on
Saturdays and the evenings preceding holi
days, and that theyreceivefnllpay for those
days the same as for other days.
Back From Greenland's Icy Mountains.
Copenhagen, May 21. Dr. Nunsen
and. those who accompanied him on an ex
ploring expedition to Greenland have ar
rived hereon their return. The party were
given an entnusiastio reception.
va a.
Tho Brave Irish Editor Testifies
the Fa'rnetll Commission Some Very
Plain Facts Emphatically Stated
Charges Against the Gov
ernment. LONDONf-May 21. Mr. "William O'Brien
testified before the Parnell Commission to
day. He remained seated while giving nis
evidence and spoke in a weak yoice.; "Wit
ness gave details of agrarian outrages which
occurred in Tipperary prior to the organi
zation 'of tbe League and said the League
prevented a wholesale famine and a fearful
war in the "West of Ireland in 1870 and that
no murders had been committed in Tipper
ary since its formation.
Mr. O'Brien described the wretched con
dition of the people in Ireland prior to the
formation of the League. They were in
debt up to their necks, he said, and had ab
solutely no redress against the exactions of
the landlords. The troubles after 1870
arose from tbe universal movement of the
landlords to take advantage of the two
years allowed by the act of 1870 to get rid of
small tenants and thus save the payment of
compensation. The condition of affairs in
Mayo when Mr. Davitt formed the League
there was appalling. "Wholesale famine
J and bankruptcy seemed inevitable. Farm
ers soia everyining at a aeaa loss, xne
landlords did nothing to alleviate the dis
tress. They denied that any distress ex
isted. Mr. O'Brien stated that he -approved boy
cotting. He believed it prevented crime.
Mr. Beid, of counsel for the Parnellites,
read an article from United Inland de
nouncing the Phcenix Park murders, and
asserting that the assassins, if discovered,
would be more likely to be lynched in Dub
lin than in London. Mr. O'Brien said that
the anger expressed in the article was un
doubtedly gennine. The view of the
Nationalists was that the Government
should pursue a policy of reconciliation
and thbs obtain the people's sympathies
with the law, but the members of the Gov
ernment lost their heads and passed a
strong coercion measure, under which the
country had been terribly disturbed for
three years.
Abe government in xaali suppressed
United Ireland because witness charged the
Government in that paper with getting up
crime, which charge. he was perfectly pre
pared to prove. Mr. 'O'Brien attempted to
enter into the details of the alleged out
rages instigated bv the Government, bnt
Attorney General "Webster objected, and his
objection was sustained by the Court The
commission then adjourned.
A Sad Oecnrreneo Which Leaves FIto Little
Children Orphans.
Elizabeth, N. J., May 11. Ambrose
Van Tassel, aged 39, dropped dead to-day
at his residence, 1156 Elizabeth avenue,
this city, While preparing for his wife's
funeral, who died suddenly on Sunday,
leaving five children, the eldest a cripple of
7 years, while the youngest is an infant of
2 months. The death of bis wife preyed
heavily on Van Tassel, who has. not eaten
or slept since her demise. He was missed
just as the minister, Bev. Mr. Burr, ar
rived to perform, the funeral services, and
some of the neighbors going to look for him,
discovered his body lying at the foot of a
flight of stairs in the rear of the corridor.
It was at first rumored that he broke his
neck by the "fall, but the physicians say it
was a case of heart disease.
The grief of the .children when they
learned of their father's death was painful
to witness, and the people gathered to at
tend the obseauies of Mrs. Van Tassel were
"aeeplyrane'etea-by-the sad- occurences Bbthr
bodies will be interred to-morrow, in the
same grave.
Peopio Who Do and Who Do Kot Think
the Offlco Abolished.
London, May 21. A meeting of "Union
ist members of the House of Lords and
House of Commons held at the residence of
the Marqnis of "Waterford fb-day adopted .a
memorial to the Government praying for the
abolition of the Viceroyship of Ireland and
the transfer of its functions to a Secretary
of State. The memorial further asks for
the establishment and maintenance of a
royal residence in Dublin. A deputation
was appointed to present- the memorial to
Lord Salisbury. .
At a meeting of the Dublin branch of the
National League to-day. Prof. Galbraith
denounced the proposal to abolish v the
office of Viceroy of Ireland as an insidious
attempt at further absorption of that
country. Any interference with the office
would fail, he said, especially if the Par
nellites chose to obstruct it, "As please
God, they would do when the proper .time
came." Prof. Galbraith's remarks were
greeted with cheers.
Another Batch of Appointments Blade Pub
lic by God. Harrison.
"Washington, May 21. The Presi
dent made the following appointments to
day: John W. Mcldrum, of Laramie, TVy., to be
Secretary of Wyoming; Orrin W. Balr, of Da
kota, to be Beceiver of Public Honeys at
Huron. Dak.; James H. Cisney, of "Warsaw,
Ind., to be' an Indian Inspector; James C.
Luckey. of Oregon, to be Agent for the Indians
of tbe Warm Springs Agency, In Oregon; llal
achi Krebs, of Petersburg, IniL. to' be a special
agent to make allotments of lands in severalty
to Indians under theprovtsions of an act of
Congress, approved February 8, 1SS7T
Among the postmasters appointed to-day
by the President were tbe following:
AzarlahC. Cooker, at Caldwell. O.; John
Devarman, at Loudonville, O.; John Shaffer, at
Laporte, Ind.; William H. Dryden, at Martins
ville, Ind. and James ilcD. Haynes, at Green
castle, Ind. .
The Easy Way n Southern Man Expects to
Slake a Fortune.
Ualeigh, N. C, May 21. One of the
most extraordinary cases on record was in
stituted in the Superior Court here this
evening by"W. T. Hftlge, a citizen-of this
county. 'It seems that about 20 years ago a
statute was enacted requiring all railroads
operating in the State to make annual re
ports of business to the Governor of the
State, and a failure to make such reports
made the railroads liable to a penalty of
$500. which should go to any citizen-who
would sue for it
The statute has never been observed bv
the railroads, and Hodge instituted suit this
evening against 40 railroads to get the pen
alty. If successful he will gain an aggre
gate amount of (20,000.
A Tonne Texan Killed by a Lawyer While
Under Arrest.
Paeis, Tex, May" 21. J. T. Ownby, a
lawyer, and Bichard Moore, a young man,
fought a duel at short range in Ownby's
office yesterday without doing much dam
age, Moore was arrested, and to-day, while
going to court for preliminary examina
tion, he was shot and killed by Ownby.
The mdrder was of a cowardly character.
Ownby stationed himself at a courtroom
window, and when Moore appeared in
charge of officers he riddled his body with
buckshot Moore's brother threatens to
I kill Ownby on sight.
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rittsburg Leader Captures
a Handsome Majority of
the Committee. -
In -Which There Are a Conple of
Eather Spirited Encounters. v
Bnt Sailer an Overwhelming Defeat Con
flicting Claims in the First District, bnt
Ijs Loss Would Merely Rednce Dlagee'a
Majority Qaay Leaders Claim Victory
In a Change or Rales Colonel Bayne
Says Something Sharp Mr. Beed Is
Harmonious Mr. Magee Feels the Alio
gheny Management Vindicated.
The legislative district conventions of
yesterday elected a handsome majority of
county committeemen in favor of C. L. Ma
gee, who considers it a victory over outside
interference. Quay leaders feel content
with the prospective change in the rules.
Mr. Beed says he was ready to stop the
fight at the time that was conceded. The
conventions in the Fifth and Sixth districts
were very lively.
LL who participated
on either side in the
Bepublican contest
J1 that ended yesterday
professed themselves
pleased with the re
sult The Magee men
boast of their big majority on the County
Committee and the Quay men point with
pride to the fact that they forced a change
in the rules governing the party organiza
tion in the county.
"When the fight in the "Sixth Legislative
District Convention terminated at 1:15 p. M.
and in a victorv for the Magee people,
the climax in the hottest fight the
Bon. F. B. Collier, to be Bit Own Successor.
Bepublican party of Allegheny county
had ever indulged in within its own
ranks had been passed. The Quay people
had claimed the district up to the last mo
ment and had succeeded in capturing some
of tbe delegates chosen on the Magee ticket,
but some active work on the part of Messrs.
Flinn, Von Bonnhorst, Bell and other
Magee leaders, who were early on the
gronnd, saved the day io Mr. Magee and
assured him a majority of the members of
the county committee.
N. P. Beed looked in on the opening of
the convention, but soon went away. Post
master McKean and Dr.. Barchfield re
mained to see the thing through. Repre
sentative Nesbit was there, prominent on
the Quay side, with Representative Jones
on the Magee side.
Pittsburg had been conceded to Magee
from the start, and with the Sixth and
Eighth districts, gives him BO members of
the committee. The Quay people have tha
Second and Seventh districts beyond ques
tion, giving them 20 votes in the committee.
The committeemen from the First Legis
lative district are in dispute. The Magee
people claim eight and concede two to the
Quay people. Hon C. "W. Eobison claims
AtcK Mowand, Esq., WJio Euns for District
six for the Quay people and concedes four
to the Magee people. Colonel Bayne, who
arrived in town from Washington this morn
ing, claims eight and concedes but two to
Magee. According to Mr. Eobison, "Win.
Gibbs, Daniel F. Mulvey, W. D. Porter,
C. F. Muehlbronner, T. C. Johnson and C.
W. Eobison are Quay men, while John
Neeb, Henry Datt, "Wm. F. Meese and"
W. M. Langhurst are Magee men. Ac
cording to Colonel Bayne Messrs. Neeb and
Meese are the only Magee men among the
ten. Mr. Neeb and the other Magee people
claim that Messrs. Gibbs and Eobison are"
the only Quay men among them. The
claims of Mr. Magee and his lieutanants
have thus far proven very close to the facts
as the latter developed, but even if the ex
treme claim of the Quay people is conceded
the committee will stand S3' for Majser
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