Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 23, 1889, Image 1

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Will be reaped by all who
advortiselnTHE DISPATCH.
It Teaches every borne and
Is read by everybody. It
yon are la business let tbo
Sublic Lnowit through THE
Sarrison Gaining the Name of
the Most Self-Willed
and Obstinate
Senator Quay Daily Urging Him to
Get a Move on Him, But
Postmaster Larkin Assnscd That Bo Will
Be Allowed to Serre Oat Illi Term
The Qany and McBIanes StrncElc
Qnay's Faculty of Always Getting What
llo Wants, Thongh Sometimes Mowly
The National Chairman VrrrSolid With
Fostmattcr General Wanamakor Ex
Senator .Piatt in tbo Same Boatns Col
one Quay.
Though Senator Quay's influence with the
administration is very great, and lie gener
ally.gets what he goes after, the President
doesn't wish to have it appear that he is in
a hurry to oblige Vhe National Chairman, so
when the latter leaves the presence of Gen
eral Harrison, after an interview, he says
he trill know later if his mission was suc
cessful. Ex-Senator Piatt, it is said, has
made the same discovery. Postmaster
Larkin, of Pittsburg, is reported having
been assured by the powers that be that he
will not be disturbed till his term expires.
Washington, May 22. It is not often
that two such practical and eminent politi
cians as Senator Quay and ex-Senator Piatt
have asked the attention of the President on
the same day. Mr. Piatt was after a lot of
znarshalships and collcctorships for trusty
and useful members of his party faction, to
day, but he does not feel assured that he is
as powerful with this administration as he
would like to think he is.
It is a discovery now some weeks old,
that Mr. Harrison is just about the
most self-willed and obstinate man who has
ever filled the Presidcntal chair, and that
while he is courteous to all, the so-called
political bosses seem to make little more
headway with him than lesser lights of the
,party. Both Piatt and Quay are having
" this discovery impressed freshly on their
minds this week.
The President Tery Slaw to Moe
Where there are factions the President ii
ia I
Very slow to more ana when jur. yea'
-"J Hr. y&STanes- appear oithe scene at
"tarslme moment, advouatiug difTerenttaOu-'f
didatesfor Collector of Internal Bevenue
and Collector of the Port of Philadelphia,
as they did yesterday, the President tells
them he proposes to give them ample time
to compose their differences before making
a choice between them.
Evidently Senator Quay accomplished
little or nothing daring his brief visit of
yesterday, for he was at the White House
among the earliest callers this morning and
made an unusually long stay. When asked,
on coming out, if he had got whathe want
ed he smiled and said he might say more
about it, when he knew more abont it him
self. That he will secure the appointment
of DaTid Martin as Collector of Internal
Bevenue and Senator Cooper as Collector of
the port of Philadelphia is almost certain.
Quay Has Never Yet Been Left.
Though they have come slowly, all the
appointments yet made have been Quay's
selections, and this is accepted by the poli
ticians as absolute proof that, though Mr.
Harrison may be very deliberate in his
movements, not to seem to be amenable to
Mr. Quay's dictation, he will end by giving
the Senator what he asks. There is no cool
ness or bad feeling between the two gentle
men, as has been reported. They may not
be particularly affectionate, as they are
widely different in! character and tempera
ment, but they are cordial, and have an un
derstandinc sufficient for practical purposes.
There is little truth in the reports of a
lack of friendly feeling on the part of Quay
and Wanamaker, on account of the Field
matter. To show that Quay is "solid" with
the Postmaster Genercl it is only necessary
so state that in several instances recently,
Mr. Wanamaker has incurred the anger of
Representatives by refusing to make ap
pointments of fourth-class postmasters in
dorsed by these Representatives.
At the Request of Senator Quay.
In one case recently, aPennsylvania'mem-
ber of Congress had a positive promise that
his man should at once be appointed to a
certain fourth-class postoffice. The appoint
ment not being made, he inquired into the
k '"matter and discovered that friends of a rival
candidate had induced Senator Quay to
telegraph a request to delay the appoint
ment, and it has been delayed to this day.
There are numerous other instances of the
tame kind. Congressmen have protested in
great indignation at what they call this
"usurpation of power," but the Postmaster
General refuses to be moved from his
position, that Mr. Quay has the right to
even go into the Congressional districts,
which are supposed to be bossed by their
Congressmen in the matter of patronage,
and dictate the appointment of postmasters
of those classes which are not selected by
the President and in whose confirmation
the Senate has no part.
Quay Mates tbo Kickers Sick.
Mr. Qnay hasn't used his power in this
direction to any great extent, except with
Congressmen who have shown a disposition
to kick out of the traces. To one or two of
these he has given very nauseating doses.
Mr. McManes also called on the Presi
dent to-day, bnt merely stated his claims
more fully than before against Martin and
Cooper. He does not know what impression
he made.
Senator Quay states this evening that he
expects at least three gentlemen who have
been recommended for office by him to re
ceive their commissions to-morrow. The
appointments of Gilkeson as Second Con
troller of the Treasury; Holhday, of Erie,
as Commissioner of Customs, and Martin.
jts (for Collector of Internal Bevenue for the
Philadelphia district hare been made oat
gkt the Treasury Department and sent to (he I
"White House for the signature of the Presi
dent. Tito Leu Bones of Contention.
This will settle the incumbency of two
offices which have been claimed by numer
ous Pennsylvanians in the Treasury De
partment, Ex-Congressman Bound, of the
Harrisburg district, was exceedingly anx
ious to capture the Second Controllership,
hut when Gilkeson failed to get either the
Solicitorship of the Internal Bevenue
Bureau or a Florida Judgeship, he con
cluded that the office of Second Controller
was about the only available place that
would suit him. Henry C. Johnson, of
Mcadville, and ex-Congressman Gilfillan,
of Franklin, would both have liked the
office of Commissioner of Customs, but Hol
liday has been a. valuable man in the Erie
district, and was urged so strongly by Mil
lionaire Culbertson, the man who defeated
William It Scott's nominee for Congress,
that Senator Quay became his enthusiastic
Postmaster Larkin to be Let Alone.
There doesn't appear to be any near pros
pect of important appointments for Alle
gheny county. Postmaster Larkin, of Pittsburg-,
dropped into town this morning, and
went home this evening with the assurance
that he wouldn't be disturbed until the ex
piration of four years irom the date of his
confirmation. It seems to be practically
agreed between the President and Senator
Quav that the term officials shall be per
mitted to remain in office four years from
the date of their confirmation, though this
hasn't been up to this time the practice.
A Mixture of Love and Postoffice la North
Carolina A Gallant Democratic Sen
ator Work Hard for a Ke
pnbllcnn Postmistress.
Washington, May 22. There is a ro
mantic story connected with a prolonged
fight over a village postoffice in Western
North Carolina. It is a romance of two ad
ministrations, and inyolves such important
personages as an ex-Federal General's
daughter and a Democratic State Senator,
connected by blood with two nations and
several high families.
The Senator is the head of his party in
the county, and one of its leaders in that
Congressional district. His influence there
and here may be judged by the sequel. The
lady was a hold-over postmistress from the
Arthur 'administration, and was also a sort
of hotel keeper. With her boarded the gal
lant Senator, whose military rank was that
ot Colonel.
.When Cleveland succeeded Arthur a large
majority ef the Democrats and a very large
majority of the citizens of Concord, Cabarrus
county, requested their Congressman, the
redoubtable anti-civil service reformer,
Judge Bennett, to remove the Postmaster.
Judge Bennett tried once, twice, many
times, and always met opposition. The
Postoffice Department assured him that
leading Democrats asked for the lady's re
tention. Big Congressional influence was behind
the Republican incumbent, and she was not
disturbed, altbongh town and county meet
ings of Democrats were held and weighty
resolutions were forwarded. Hundreds of
people signed innumerable petitions. In
tact, in that district almost the only issue
during two great campaigns was this: Shall
Miss Dusenberry be removed?
Well, time and Cleveland Dassed. but the
lady postmaster at Concord stayed. Mean"!
time, the gallant Senator, Colonel Means,
was her unfailing, unflagging friends Every
few weeks he made a pilgrimage from the
shrine at Concord to the political shrine at
Washington. It was a desperate struggle,
but he won, and received the smiles of the
fair in return for all his devotion.
Harrison at length succeeded Cleveland,
and then the thick-aud-thin Republicans
began to stir up charges against the Demo
cratic holdover. As yet there had been no
union of the blue and the gray. She smiled
upon him, and that was all, but, gallant
knight that he was, he came to her rescue
again. He is moving heaven and earth in
her favor.
The enemies within the party fold are en
couraged by the almost unanimous support
of the political enemies without Grave
charges affecting the management of the
office are preferred, and the line of warfare
is wholly changed. The State Senate is
armed cap-a-pie, and his generous heart
beats high, but the difficulties are greater
than ever, and the lady's hand is ntill as
free as her native air.
The Members of President Harrison's Cab
inet Not the Resigning Kind.
Washis oton, May 22. The story of a
row in the Cabinet today, and of several
threatened resignations, especially that of
Secretary Blaine, is not only denied by
Private Secretary Halford and Mr. Walker
Blaine and by members of the Cabinet
themselves, 1)ut It is effectually disposed of
by the following statement from a gentle
man who is intimate with the Secretary of
"I had a long conversation with Mr.
Blaine last eveninc. and anotherone to-dav.
and he never made the remotest allusion to
any such thing as this story describes I
am quite sure that the Secretary would have
made some reference to it in these two long
conversations with me, -if he had been quar
reling with the President, and had threat
ened or even contemplated resinning."
Secretary Windom, who was represented
in this story as taking the part of the Secre
tary of State in an angry controversy with
the President over foreign appointments,
had a long interview of an amicable charac
ter with the President, this afternoon.
Colonel Clarkson Apologizes for Not Keep
ing Up His Gait.
Washington, May 22. One hundred
and twenty-eight postmasters were appointed
to-day, which was under the average, but
Mr. Clarkson. as though to excuse himself,
said he would start out to beat the record
to-morrow, when he expects to find room for
about 250 Republicans. Following are to
day's appointments for Pennsylvania:
3. B. Harding, Central Moreland; H. J. Mol
leston, Dawson: Mrs. E. J. Meats, Dudley:
Philip Boush, Kreamcn Joseph Culver, Port
Carbon; Mrs. X Owens, Bidceburg; Edward
Merriman, Bheridanvillp; H. IS. Merihew
Simon; w. E. Welch, Spring Rnn; Joseph F
Stanton, Stanton, and W. W. Mumford, Star-
Bev. E. S. HeKlrrlck. of Allegheny, Chosen
us Moderator of the Assembly.
Spmngfiixd, May 22. The General
Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church
convened here to-night in its thirty-fini
annual session, with Moderator, Ber. E.
Meloy, or Chicago, in the chair.
ciecLiuu ui a uiuueraiur lor me ensuing .year
resulted in the choice of Bev. E. S. McKit
rick, of Allegheny City. The Assembly
will be in session six days here. Two
hundred and thirty-one delegates, represent
ing the United States arid" Canada, are
present f
The Church numbsrs 10 svnods, 60 presby
teries, 903 congregations and 101,858 mem
bers, The anti-organisf -Taction met this
afternoon and formulated a protest to pres-
cui vi me AEsemory.
An Italian Shoots One of Bis Countrymen
and Wants to Kill Six Others-He
Also Gives Bis OWn Llttlo
Daughter a Dose of
Parts Green.
tsrrcTH.xr.i.rr.n im to tm pisrATcn.l
New" Zobk, May 22. Franceses San
Vito, a cabinet-maker from Lombardy,
lived with his wife and two children on the
top floor of the tenement 28 South Fifth
avenue, and worked in the furniture fac
tory of Formica & Winner. He was
a good hand at the lathe and was
industrious and sober. A year and a half
ago he befriended Canillo Bongatti, a coun
tryman who had just come"to town. Bon
gatti had a 10-year-old daughter, Lena.
On Monday Bongatti and San Vito had a
trifling dispute. On Tuesday Bongatti went
to the factory and said something to hjs
friend San Vito. He was not working that
day. He was not at the shop long, and
there was no fight between him and San
Vito.although-both were talking earnestly for
awhile. To-day he went round to the shop
again and asked permission to go upstairs.
It was granted. When he got to the bench
where San Vito was working, Bongatti ad
dressed him, eaying in Italian: "Francesca,
forgive me for what I said to-day. I did not
mean it, for I was not sober then."
Almost before San Vito had time to speak
the first word of a reply, there was the sharp
explosion of a bulldog pistol, and San
Vito, shrieking the name of his
wife, fell to the floor, dying of
a wound just below his heart. The
same instant, the workmen saw Bongatti
jump to one side, pistol in hand, his whole
manner that of intense agitation, and his
eyes gleaming as if he were abont to begin a
general attack upon all the men in the
room. It seemed as if he had become mad
in a moment.
The workmen were alarmed, but some of
them crowded about the frantic Bongatti,
and, grasping him from behind, overpow
ered him and wrenched the pistoHrom him.
He struggled and cried that he "wanted to
shoot six more of them.
An ambulance took San Vito to St Vin
cent's Hospital, where he died immediately
after arriving. Bongatti was marched off
to the station house. He said that he had
given his daughter Lena a dose of pans
green before he left home. She was deathly
ill late in the evening, but it did not seem
likely that she would die.
American Factories Want to Manufacture
Cigars to Send Abroad.
NewToee, May 22. A large meeting
of local cigar makers was held at the Fifth
Avenne Hotel this evening with the object
of devising some plan by which Americans
can manufacture cigars in bond for the ex
port trade. Letters of encouragement were
received from manufacturers throughout
the country. David Hirsch presided at the
meeting. It was claimed that laws should
be passed to furnish the plan so that a large
export trade may be opened up and a new
field given to American labor.
United action was advised by the speak
ers to bring the matter before Congress.
Besolutions were passed, asking Congress
to enact the necessary- laws, or such amend-
ments to existing laws, as to allow theman-
utacture here ot cigars lor the export trade,
free from all tax or duty, A committee of
six was appointed to submit the matter to
the Ways and Means Committee.
,riio.J"oted.HULBurnIng Cases 'Called. Up
In Court nt Greensbnrg.
Greensbubg, May 22. Thp mill burn
ing cases, which attracted great interest at
the time of the arrest of the accused parties
last December, were called up in the Crimi
nal Court here this afternoon. The defend
ants are Frank Bear, a young man of this
place; Henry. Hetzel and Charles Frances,
of Connellsvilte; William Bichardson (col
ored), of Pittsburg, and Harrison Fox (col
ored), of Uniontown. The interest mani
fested in the trial is exceptionally great and
a number of the people from neighboring
towns are in attendance.
One of the accused parties has turned
State's evidence, and he was placed on the
stand this afternoon. His testimony against
the other accused was very direct and cir
cumstantial. The trial will probably con
tinue two davs.
A Party of Marauders Kill Thousands
Fish In French Creek.
Fbanklin, May 22. This morning resi
dents were surprised to see the banks of
French creek covered with hundreds of dead
fish, while the stream was fnll of them.
They were of many varieties, but princi
pally black bass and salmon. An investi
gation showed that some time Tuesday night
parties had been exploding torpedoes in the
creek between this city and Meadville and
had in this manner destroyed several thou
sand fish of all sizes.
The number of dead fish would indicate
that the work of destruction had been car
ried on all night, and that 10 or 15 persons
were engaged in the unlawful business of
depopulating French creek of fish.
The Furnaces In the Shennngo Valley All
Moke a 10 Per Cent Cat.
Shabon, May 22.4-A general reduction
of 10 per cent has been made in the wages of
furnace employes throughout the Shenango
Valley. The manufacturers claim that they
were forced to this by the dull market and
low prices. The reduction in wages through
the Mahoning Valley several months ago
was another cauW. At Sbarpsville 500 men
are affected and at West Middlesex 300.
The men have accepted the reduction and
the different plants are working steadily.
One ot the prominent iron manufacturers
said to-night that it was not a question of
wages just sft present It was a question
whether worli would be continued.
The Mlntl Reader Reported to Hare Been
Bobbed of a Note Whllo Dying.
NE-whroEK, May 22. Walter Hubbell,
an actor, called at the Coroner's office to-day
and sain that at the Xamb's Club, on the
night that Irving Bishop performed the
at ended in his-death. Louis Aldrleh
bvsician take a paper from amonr
fleets found on Bishop's person, and
he physician immediately destroved it
is supposed to have been a paper re-
esting physicians in case Bishop was
zed with a cataleptic nt, not to perform
The Samoan Conference Is Slaking Satisfac
tory and Peaceful Progress.
Berlin, May 22. Contrary to expecta
tion, there! was no difficulty encountered
during the deliberations of the Samoan con
ference at its session to-day.' The question
of the indemnity to be paid by the Samoans
for the killing of Germans at Apia by
natives was not brought up, butVi-s left to
the working committee. This action is
taken as an indication that the question can
be solved here. The next session of the
conference will be held next week. The
final adjournment may occur then.
trick to
The Doctor's Body, Hated and the
Head Covered TVith "Qashe?,
The Chicago Follcs Threaten to Make a
Number of Arrests.
He Treats All of the Wild Charges Hade Against Him
With CoBUmpl
Dr. Cronin was foully murdered. His
body was found last evening in a sewer
north of Chicago, -and positively identified.
The discovery caused intense excitement
among his friends. The police will take
searching measures in order to probe the
mystery to the bottom. Alexander Sullivan
was shecked by the news. He repudiated
all connection with the tragedy.
Chicago, May 22. The dead body of
Dr.. Cronin, the Irish-American, who
strangely disappeared from his home in
Chicago two weeks ago, was found this
evening some distance north of the city in a
sewer. A bloody towel was wrapped about
the head. The rest of the body was stark
naked. A Catholic emblem which the doc
tor always wore next his skin, suspended
about his neck, was untouched.
On the dead man's head were a dozen
deep cuts, which had severed the scalp and
indented the skull. It is the opinion of the
police that Cronin was foully murdered,
and by some man who conld not bring him
self to disturb a Catholic trinket. Much
excitement was shown at defective head
quarters when doubt as to the identity of
the body was finally removed by definite
messages from Lakeview.
It was evident from the expressions of the
officials that one of the first objects of the
police will be to haves number of suspi
cious assertions explained assertions made
by supposed friends of Cronin. Lieutenant
Elliott will have these people at the in
quest and demand an explanation, full and
complete. The detectives claim that they
have been handicapped from the start by a
lack of assistance from those who claimed
to know all concerning the doctor's disap
pearance Lieutenant Elliott said soon
after the finding of the body: "I will have
this information now, or there will be a
number of prompt arrests."
Wholly accidental circumstances brought
the corpse to light A gang of laborers in
the employ of the Lakeview suburban gov
ernment have been cleaning the ditches
along Evanston avenue during the'week.v
Foreman Henry Boesch and two men were
working north on the east side of Evanston
avenue toward Fifty-ninth street As they
neared the catch basin at the corner they
noticed a strong smell of putrifying flesh,
and Boesch pried off the top of the catch
basin with his spade and uncovered the body
of Dr. Cronin. .
naa apparently heen nastily pitched
into.the basin, for the head was underneath.
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It had apparently been hastily pitched
and the feet au'dlees were In the opening.
The place where the corpse was discovered,
Fifty-ninth street and Evanston avenue, is
about 300 yards from the Argyle Park sta
tion of the Chicago and Evanston Bailroad.
It is but two or three blocks from the lake,
and nearly a mile north from the corner of
Sulzer street arfd Evanston avenue, where
the mysterious blood-stained trunk, empty,
was found on the day after Crontn's disap
pearance. Directly upon taking the body out of the
basin Foreman Boesch notified the Lakeview
polioe station and summoned the- patrol
wagon. The body was stretched out m the
Lakeview Morgue, which occupies the front
room in the basement under the station.
Telephone messages were sent to the city
police, and an hour after the finding of the
body a dozen of Cronin's friends were at the
station. The three Scanlon brothers, who
have been intimate with Dr. Cronin, were
among the first who arrived. They all but
positively identified the body as that of Cro
nin Upon first sight.
Later it was unqualifiedly identified by
T. T. Conklin, the saloonkeeper with whom
Cronin lived, and by James Boland and
Patrick McCary. During the evening Dr.
J. B. Brandt, President of the Cook County
Hospital Stall, who was an acquaintance of
Cronin's, carefully examined the body and
positively identified it as that of the miss
ing man.
Dr. Brant's examination showed the fol
lowing cuts and bruises over the left tem
ple: A cut of four inches long, through the
scalp and into the skull; over the left par
ietal bone a cut one and a half inches long,
which also marked the skull; also a cut one
and a half inches long over the frontal bone;
at the junction ot the left parietal a cut
three inches long.
Among many others, the dentist who
recently fixed Cronin's teeth, reached the
station late in the evening and positively
laentinea tne Doay, as did, the man who lor
years has been Cronin's tailor. A great
nuDDUD was caused in the suburb by toe
finding of the corpse.
Shortly after the body had been removed
to the police station the street in front was
jammed with vehicles, and scores of people
were crowding for admission to the basin
where lay the remains. Officers were sta
tioned on the stairway, and at the basement
door, and were once " or twice obliged to
use their clubs in forcing the crowds back.
The tumult continued far into the night.
Long"before midnight at least 40 men bad
identified the body. The suburban police
will keep the body and the towel at Lake
view until the Coroner orders otherwise.
The man Woodruff or Black, who con
fessed to having helped to carry off a trunk
containing a corpse, that ot a woman, he
claimed, from a barn in the city the night
of Cronin's disappearance, was interviewed
to-nieht in iail. He manifested no surprise
or discomposure when told that the body of
Ur. Uronin had Deen louna north ot
where the trunk was discovered. But while
he apparently talked freely about the matter
he seemed careful not to go outside of the
story he had originally toid. He repeatedly
said that if he had not been locked up in
jail he could and would have cleared up the
trunk mystery before this time.
The face of Alexander Sullivan, ex-President
of the Irish National League of
America, was that of a man horror-stricken
as he sat to-night in his parlor and was told
by a reporter of the finding of Dr. Cronin.
When asked what he had to say in regard
to the startling discovery, Mr. Sullivan re
plied: "I am at a loss to know what to say. I
itm horrified dumfounded, for I have be
lieved all along that Dr. Cronin would turn
up all right in the course of time."'
"nave you not theories to advance as to
the probable cause of the doctor's murder?"
"None whatever."
"Do you think that this promised expos
ure of alleged crookedness in Irish national
organizations had anything to do with his
"Most certainlv. I An Tint"
"The Conklins, with whom he lived. havaJ
,saia an aiong mat, ii wo doctor's dead body
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were found, they would, accuse you of
knowing a great deal more abont it than
yon would care- to tell. Do you wish to
make any statement on that question?"
"I treated it with ntter contempt at the
time the statement was first made, and I do
the same now. It is beneath my notice."
'Then you know absolutely nothing about
Dr. Cronin's death or the causes that led
op to it?"
"I certainlv do not. and X don't think
Any honest man imagines such a thing for a
"You and the doctor were members of the
same societies, were von not?"
"Well, I can't saythat we were. Ihard
ly know whether I am a member of the
National League at present of not I sup
pose, however, I am. I know npthing
about any other societies or. organizations
that Cronin may have belonged to. As I
have already said, lam horrified to hear of
his murder, and will do anything and
everything in my power to help place the
guilty persons where they belong."
Shortly after the news of the finding of
Dr. Cronin's body had been received a re
porter called on Mrs. Conklin at her home
where the doctor has resided.
"Have you heard the news, Mrs. Conk
lin?" was asked.
"No, what is it?"
"Dr. Cronin's body has been found."
Mrs. Conklin leaned against the door and
her eyes rested on the floor for a moment.
''Where did. they1 find it?" she asked in a
low, unnerved voice.
"Out in Lakeview in Argyle Park in a
"Are you sure it is the doctor's body?"
"Quite sure. A messagei has just been
received stating that the identification was
"Well," after a moment's pause, "I am
not a bit surprised. I always said he had
ueen murdered and this proves it
"Mrs. Conklin, have you an Idea who
Killed the-Doctor?"
,Mrs. Conklin picked up a little rat
terrier that was playing around her feet,
and held him in her arms. "I can't say. I
knew he had been murdered."
- "ITdu will undoubtedly give the police
the benefit of your knowledge concerning
the doctor's enemies to aid in finding the
"I don't know that I will. They seem to
know so much that they won't appreciate
what I can tell them," and Mrs. Conklin
shut the door in the reporter's lace.
Mrs. Conklin's husband had an interview
with Police Captain Schaack late at night,
uub we omciais aeny mat ne gave
up any information of importance.
'When an attempt was made to see Mr.
Conklin he refused to talk, and, slamming
the door, turned the key in the lock, effec
tually keeping to himself the alleged in
formation which since the first day o-f Dr.
Cronin's disappearance he had persistently
claimed to possess.
Knights of Labor Combining With tho
t Farmers' AHIanco of Alabama to Con
trol the Next Stato Legislature.
Birmingham, Ala., May 22. A politi
cal scheme, having for its object the control
of the next State. Legislature, has been
started in Alabama with fair prospects of
success. It is nothing less than a fusion of
the Farmers' Alliance, the Knights of
Labor and all other secret labor organiza
tions. The plan is for the Knights of Labor
to nominate candidates for the Legislature
I u every county in the State nexVyear. and
rt"f". "t,TXZ n io.. ,r,:n)T'.
'every member of all labor organizations
will support these candidates.
Ii the plan is successfully carried out, it
is asserted that the labor candidates can be
elected in at least 40 counties in the State,
which will give them a good working ma
jority in both branches of the Legislature.
The Knights of Labor appealed to the
last Legislature for the enactment of cer
tain laws in the interest of workingmen and
organized labor. These bills all failed to
pass, some of them being vigorously op
posed by capitalists and corporations. One
bill, the passage of which was especially
urged by labor organizations, was to pre
vent the payment of laborers in store checks.
It was vigorously fought and defeated by
The movement to control the next Legis
lature in the interest of organized labor is
being quietly pushed, and the Farmers'
Alliance and the Knights of Labor have al
ready agreed upon it. The membership of
the Alliance is now about 14,000 in the
State, and there are upward of 100,000
Knights of Labor.
A Policeman PInds a DInn In the Act of
Attempting Hulclde.
Baltimore, May 22. A policeman was
standing under the Baltimore and Ohio
trestle at Carey street when he noticed an
aged man sitting above him on theedge and
who, should he lose his balance, would bo
killed. The policeman got on the trestle
and slipping np behind, caught the old man
just as he was about to swallow poison, it
being his intention to jump after taking
the poison.
His name is J. W. Bondell and he says
that he had married and buried four wives,
and now his fifth wife, after getting into a
religious discussion, had knocked him down
with a tin pan and told him that his second
cousin John was dearer to her than lieand
overcome at this he resolved to suicide. Ho
was locked up for safe keeping.
Five Brothers JUnko an Unsuccessful
tempt to Cnpluro a Body.
Akron, May 22. Only the presence of a
number of policemen prevented riotous
proceedings at the funeral in this city this
afternoon of Arthur Frazier, who fell dead
after a friendly tussle with Mrs. Howe last
Sunday. Five brothers of tho deceased
came from Kent and demanded that the
body be given to them for burial there.
Mrs. Frazier and her friends wanted the
burial in Akron Cemetery.
The funeral was interrupted by the at
tempts of the brothers to get possession of
the body, and when they were unsuccessful
they threatened to steal the remains from
the cemetery. A guard has been put over
the graye.
Several Peculiarities About the Russian
Chnreh at San Francisco.
SanFbancisco, May 22. It is claimed
by many Bussians here that the Bussian
Church.-which was destroyed by fire yester
day morning with a loss of $20,000, was
the work o! an incendiary, with the object
of concealing of the misappropriation of
funds and getting rid of Bishop Vladimir,
who had a narrow escape from burning to
Many of the members claim that the Bus
sian Church here is little but a detective
aeencv, and the clergymen are acting as
spies for the Bussian Government; that the
affairs of the chnreh are in the hands of an
I unscrupulous ring, and that two bishops
nave already been murdered.
Honors for King Hnmbert.
Berlin, May 22. There was a parade of
the,Berlin and Spandau garrisons to-day in
honor of King Hnmbert The troops were
reviewed by Emperor William and the
King. Afterward a banquet- was given.
The Presbyterian Freedmen's Board
at Last Called to Account
A Large Amount of Money Constantly Be
ing Expended, and Evidently
Assembly Posltlrely Refuses to Sellers
Charzts Hade.
The Freedmen's Boardof the Presbyterian
General Assembly yesterday received the
roasting that has been expected for some
time. Its poor results with the money at its
command was the cause of the discussion,
but the Assembly sustained the board by a
vote taken after a long and rather heated
2etv Yobk, May 22. At the afternoon
session of the Presbyterian General Assem
bly to-day the long-delayed discussion took
place on the work of the board having in
charge all the interests of the Presbyterian
Church among the colored people in the
South. The Freedmen's Board has been
criticised Dy the pastors of the Western
churches for lnefScieney. Two General As
semblies have fought off the matter, and it
seemed as if the one hundred and first
General Assembly might succeed in getting
off without a ballot on the subject The
Chairman of the special committee to inves
tigate the Freedmen's Board and report this
year was the Bev. Dfr. Dickey, of Philadel
phia. The report was favorable to the
Mr. Allison, editor of the Pittsburg Pres
byterian Banner, began the discussion. He
had in his hand an anonymous type-written
statement attacking the board, not attributa
ble, however, to the Washington Presby
tery, which was in antagonism to Secretary
somebody untruthful.
The statement, Dr. Allison continued, al
leged that money was lost through the
board, which was untrue. It declared that
Biddle Institute was legislated away from
the board and the church in 1877, and that
the board did not become aware of the fact
until seven years later.
"I am responsible for the statement," said
the Bev. William A. Halladay, formerly
President of the Biddle Memorial Institute
in North Carolina and now of Brooklyn.
"If money was lost," Dr. Allison contin
ued, "it was not the fault of the Board for
Freedmen or of the Bev. Dr. Allen, the
Secretary, against whom the charges are
really brought It was only a matter of
delay by the board in establishing the Bid
dle Memorial Institute. Colonel Meyers
had left a large snm of money to the insti
tute, and in the North Carolina Presbytery
a colored brother moved, when the question
who shonld be educated at their institute
arose, that colored scholars and others
should bo educated there. The words 'and
others' could only refer to white persons,
and the cqlored. people were afraid that if
the whites came in
sooner or later. It took two years to get the
words 'and others' out, with the aid of the
Legislature, which meets only once in two
years. Now, I have to say that I have been
assured by those who are attacking Secre
tary Allen that if we wouldn't ask to have
the work of the board commended highly,
all charges against the secretary, would be
Then the Bev. Dr. Tennis S. Hamlin, who
has been most active in turning the guns of
the Washington churches against Secretary
Allen, said he had been charged with circu
lating the document just read by Dr. Alli
son. Dr. Allison That member apologizes
for it
Dr. Hamlin That gentleman also said
I had been agitating this matter among the
colored biethren.
Dr. Allison Oh, Moderator, I took it all
back. ,
Dr. Hamlin I don't approve of political
methods and I don't practice them in things
religious. I have some little regard for my
reputation.. We have tried to have this
matter settled harmoniously, and until a
few hours ago I believed this debate might
have been spared to us.
Dr. Hamlin read Dr. Creighton's letter to
him, stating that Dr. Dickey, Chairman of
the Special Investigating Committee, would
not hear the complaints against the Freed
men's Board.
Dr. Dickey asked permission to say that
no impression had been left on his mind at
Dr. Creighton's visit to his house that his
remarks were anything more than conversa
tion at a friendly visit The assembly shook
the building with applause. .General John
W. Foster, an elder .from Washington and
ex-United States Minister to Spain, said
there was evidently a sentiment in the as
sembly against the Washington brethren.
Many voices "Give us facta."
"I will," said General Foster. "Among
the 8,000,000 freedmen, how many churches
have been established in the 'past year?
Nine. How many new schools have been
established? Why, they say it's the most
gratifying and the mdst prosperous year the
Board has bad since it was established. It
had $131,000 at Us command and ten schools
and ten Sunday schools have been lost
Compare the work of the Board with the
work of the Home Mission Board. Freed
men's Board has built one church for each
$15,000 spent; the Home Mission Board one
lor each (5,000.
Dr. Dickey lacked time to reply, bnt the
assembly voted him all the. time he wanted.
He is a good special pleader and he pulled
Secretary Allen through. When Dr. Dickey
sat down commissioners all over the house
cried to have the substitute for the special
commissioners' favorable report nut to vote.
Many were on their feet to speak, but the
assembly would nothave it The substitute
had been proposed by the Washington
churches, and it proposed to absorb the
work of the Freedmen's' Board Into the gen
eral mission work. The substitute was
voted down, only a score voting in favor of
it Then the original resolution, expressing
complete confidence in the Freedmen's
Board, was passed, the Washington pastors
and elders voting ho.
The Southern Assembly Beaches n Tote
Upon tbo Evolution IssnaAftrr a Bit
ter Debate Dr. Woodrow'a
Friends Suffer Dclcat
Once More.
Chattastoooa, May 22. The Southern
Presbyterian Assembly was called to order
at 9 o'clock this morning. The report upon
the minutes of the Synodof South Carolina,
which was so warmly discussed yesterday,
was called. Elder James Lyons, of Vir
ginia, moved that the Assembly, in
stead of approving- the action of the South
Carolina Synod, in condemning as unwise,
irregular and unconstitutional the action of
Charleston Presbytery in forbidding public
contending against the decision of the Balti
IT'S A. '
more Assembly in the Woodrowi evolution
case, should disapprove synod's action, be
cause of the fact-as he alleged, as an' examin
ation qf the full records of the'Presbytery's
action showed, that the so-called interdict
was not intended to limit either private
judgment or the constitutional right of the
In support pf his amendment Mr. Lyons
began reading criticisms of the Assembly's
decision in regard to Dr. Woodrows1 case,
which appears in Dr. WoodrowV paper.
Dr. Woodrow arose' and said if the private
character was thus to be discussed he
wanted the protection of the Assembly or a
full opportunity to defend himself. The
Moderator declared Mr. Lyons in order.
Mr. Woodrow appealed from this decision,
but was not sustained. Mr. Whaling con
tinued his rejoinder on the report of the
minutes pf tne synod of South Carolina.
He made an able and strong address in be
half of the synod's action. Dr. Gesardau
followed in a 'rejoinder in.behalf of the ac
tion of the Charleston Presbytery. Hesaid:
"We did not mean, to forbid all legltlmale con
tendlne against the decision of the assembly.
We were the presbytery and endeaToredto stop
the months of gainsayers against the fold.
Truth of stood was uttered Dythat assembly
when Jt declared that the scriptures were sot
silent In resard to the nature of man's creation.
The opposition say tha scriptures are silent
"We say that It is an error. "We hold that they
are not silent "We savthat man's body was
created out of dust Br. "Woodrow acknowl
edges In his address in 1S83 that the bqdy of
Eve was an exception to the operation of the
law of evolution, and why not tho body of
Adam? The scriptures tells of the creation of
Adam; and no principle of evolution can break
the word of God.
The final vote to adopt the amendment
substitute to disapprove the action of South
Carolina Synod and uphold Charleston
Presbytery resulted in 113 ayes and 33 noes.
Two- Steamships Collide Near Montreal
Tho Cynthia and Eight -of Her Craw
Sink in Twelve Fathoms Tho
. Polynesian Damaged.
Montreal, May 22. The steamships
Cynthia and Polynesian collided this morn
ing near Long Point, 12 miles east of this
city. Eight liver were lost The collision
occurred in the channel opposite Long
Point The Cynthia, Captain Donaldson,
was a freighter and was inward bound from
Glasgow. The Polynesian was outward
bound wiifi freight and passengers for Liv
erpool; Immediately after the collision tha
Cynthia sank in. 12 fathoms of water. The
survivors from the Cynthia swam ashore
Bud the Polynesian proceeded to Quebec in
a damaged condition.
TherPolynesian left port shortly after 430
o'clock this morning and proceeded down
the Varennes Channel. Opposite Point
Trembles she perceived the Cynthia, inward
bound. From the details obtained it ap
pears that there is a dangerous curve in the
channel at this point, and that through
some misunderstanding of the "rule of the
road" the Polynesian was brought into col
lision with the Cynthia, striking her on the
starboard bow and causing such a gap in
the side as to sick her in a few minutes, the
vessel filling with great rapidity. Those on
deck had barely time to rush below and
warn the members of the crew who were off
watch and asleep in their berths to get on
deck and swim ashofe to save their lives.
)Tbe Cynthia carried' no passengers. She
was from Glasgow, with general cargo,
chiefly pig iron. Following is a list of the
crew of the Cynthia who lost their lives:
Hugh Irving, chief cook, of Glasgow; Al
exander Nicholas, sailor, of Glasgow; An
drew Vance and Charles McCracken, trim
mers: James Low. fireman. Glasgow: James
jferroa, .be&Uiain; Charles-IUaefcatock,
messroom ooy, ana uavia xoung, a stowa
way from Glasgow.
He Asserts That the Lcaimo Has Been a
Blessing to Ireland.
London, May 22. Mr. O'Brien con
tinued his testimony before the Parnell Com
mission to-day. He denied that he had ever
published in United Ireland articles inciting
to outrage. The League, he said, was found
ed chiefly to oppose secret landlord combina
tions. The landlords had formed a combina
tion having a nominal capital of 1,000,000
for the purpose of carrying out evictions by
the wholesale, and replacing the evicted
tenants with colonies of tenants from other
countries. He had been a member of tho
committee of the League since its organiza
tion. Witness had never heard a suggestion
to encourage outrage. Several branches ot
the League had been supressed in conse
quence of the strong language used at the
meetings and the excessive boycotting to
which they resorted.
In answer to questions by the Attorney
General, Mr. O'Brien, said it was impossi
ble to say what is legal and what is illegal
in Ireland. Anythin? that two resident
magistrates say is law, is law. The League
certainly tended to lessen outrages, but no
league nor hnman power conld prevent
crime in such a crisis as that of 1879. He
had never advised the people to assist the
Government in the detection of crime, be
cause that would be accepting a responsi
bility that the League wholly repudiated.
United Ireland had ever denounced secret
societies. The League had weaned nine-teen-twentieths
of the people in Ireland
from such societies.
Parnell and Gladstone Tell of the Objects
They Are Pursuing.
London, May 22. Mrs. Gladstone was
to-day presented by the Women's Liberal
Federation with a diamond brooch contain
ing a miniature of Mr. Gladstone copied
from Millais' portrait. Mr. Parnell and a
large number of members of the House ot
Commons were present Mr. Parnell spoke
of the happy change of feeling between
England and Ireland, and said that the
Irish party accepts Mr. Gladstone's plat
form without ulterior objects. That plat
form, he said, would enable them to build
up Ireland as a nation without danger to
the empire.
Mr. Gladstone, in reply, referred to his
wife as the greatest gift he had received at
the hands of Providence. He said that the
generous estimate of his services by his
countrymen had been mixed with some cen
sure, bnt it was better to lose praise than to
lose the bracing discipline resulting from
free public criticism. Words failed to ex
press the gratitude of his wife and of him
self for the affectionate kindness of their
A Newspaper Investigation Into Jho Work
inss of tho Philadelphia Asylum.
Philadelphia, May 22. In com
pliance with a request from President
Laugblin, of the Board of Charities and
Correction, George W. Symmonds, tho re
porter of the Philadelphia Inquirer who se
cured admission to the insane department
of the Philadelphia Hospital (the county
almshouse), and afterward wrote up the in
stitution, to-day appeared before Magis
trate Smith and made an affidavit charging
Keepers Joseph' Marshal, Joseph Devlin
and Joseph Williamson with assault and
battery upon numerons patients of the insti
tution. Warrants were at once issued for
the arrest of the three keepers.
The hearing has been fixed for Tuesday
next, when it Is expected some interesting
revelations will be made. The prosecution
is in the hands or the District Attorney.
Mr. Symmonds will appear simply as a witness.
w!aJVTS -
Of any kind can. best be
satisfied by adrertl3lnc nt
the eolmsas ot Thb Dispatch.
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PeaIingm,Sveet Sioists,,
Lovelyiorus' and Per
fect Instruments
Second Bight o the May FestiTal
Surpasses if Possible
Cool Might Winds Could Not KeepMnilc
LoTers From tho Scene An "Eren Grent
er AndienCe Than Before How They
Looked, nnd Who Some of the Many
Thousands Were Fars Found Both
Hnndsome and Comfortable What a
Critic Thinks Items of General and
Specific Interest.
The hoped for and deserved success of the
May Festival is even greater than expected.
The vast building was almost filled with
lovers of art last night, who would not bs
kept away because the weather was rather
chilly. An idea of the scene is given with
a mention of some present. A critical re
view follows.
High up in the lofty dome of the mag
nificent auditorium should be written ia
golden letters the word "Success." as the
general verdict on the second night's per
formance of the May festival. Jupiter
Pluvius wept bitterly in the morning and
through part of the afternoon, but toward
evening, many thanks to the god of rain, ho
dried his tears and turned, to tuning his
lyre. Still there was a piercing coldness ia
the atmosphere as if the god had had a row
with his fairspouse that made the teeth
chatter, and the handsome dames and
maidens put on their heavy, somber wraps.
The night was raw and chilly, and the
breezes from the Allegheny were not at all
gentle and zephyr-like, but for all that the
lovers of music and the large audience
JAlli Lehmann-KaltseTt.
present demonstrates that Pittsburg and the
surrounding country has many of them
were there to greet Lilli Lehmann,
Signor Perotti and the others. Tho
sharp air had a bracing effect
on the singers, for they sang with a force
and energy that was surprising. Emma
Juch and her mother, MissAusder Ohe, the
pianist, Herr Kaliscb, and some of tha
others not on the programme, occupied two
boxes near the stage. The swet German
singer applauded Lehmann and Perotti,
and kept it up with the audience until an
encore was given.
The happy social features of the evening
before were in a measure repeated. There
was a noted absence of decollete apparel,
bnt the full dress among the gentlemen was
well represented.
No changes had been made in the deco-
ration of the boxes, and the happy blending
of pink and white and blue and new choral
Terete Herbert-Foerster.
was still noticeable. Many of the faces
were already familiar, having appeared the
night before, but there were enough new
countenances to make the study of the occu
pants of the boxes interesting.
Possibly the average mortal would have
been better pleased with music more senti
mental and less grandiloquent and difficult
to render, bnt there wasn't one in the large
audience who didn't declare in bis secret
heart that the singing was simply sublime.
There was much that reminded one of the
roar of a cataract, with enough sweetness to
smooth the rough, ragged outlines oi tha
On the outside of the big auditorium the
same busy, bustling scenes were re-enacted. .
The streets were lined wltn carriages and
people wendlmr their way to the Point. If any
thing, the audience was larger thanonTo.es
day night Pan StItps and Captain TJntar-
Continued on St'stA Fage.
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