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A New and Fascinating Elory, by Julian Haw
thorne, the celebrated author, will be published
complete in Sunday' DISPATCH.
THE PLEA OF
Of No Avail With the Adminis
tration Against Tom
JTHE DETECTIVE SLATED
f For the Place Eussell Harrison Says
He Must Have.
ALL THE CONSULATES DISTRIBUTED.
Almost Sensational Developments In the Per
sistent Pressuro of tbe Administration In
Favor of the Missouri PacIHc DetectlTe
Why the President' Son Is Bonnd to
Snpport tbe Applicant An Interesting
Flsbt Wanamaker Knocked Out In nn
Application to the Treasury Department
Why Mahone Is Antagonized by the
Colored Bepnbllcnn of Virginia.
Despite the earnest protests of the
;hts of Labor and other organized
bodies of workmen, Detective Thomas Fur-
fcng is to be rewarded for campaign and
other work with a snug Government berth.
Russell Harrison is said to be the power be
hind the throne in this case. Postmaster
General Wanamaker meets with a rebnff in
a customs decision.
tSrZCTAt. TELIGHAM TO THE PISF.ITCB.1
Washington, July 25. Points are
cropping out in relation to the probable ap
pointment of Detective Thomas Furlong,
of the Gould railroad system, a3 Chief of
the Bureau of Secret Service, that verge
closely on the sensational. As was stated a
few days ago in The Dispatch, the part
played by Furlong in the Missouri Pacific
strike and the ruin of Master Workman
Martin Irons, led the Knights of Labor and
other labor organizations to protest against
his appointment to the head of the secret
service of the Treasury Department, Gen
eral Master Workman Powderly protesting
in person and by letter. This led Secretary
Windom to inform Mr. Powderly and
others that he would not appoint Furlong,
though he was strongly backed.
Labor Lenders Up In Arms Once More.
The publication in The DisPATCn, that
notwithstanding these protests the prospects
were good that Furlong would be appointed
within a few days, has aroused the labor
leaders to renew and emphasize their oppo
sition, and tbe fight has brought out the
fact that the appointment is virtually taken
out of the hands of Secretary Windom by
President Harrison.who, for several reasons,
desires the place for Furlong.
Young Eussell Harrison, who Is being
dlrcd and. wined by queens anoTprinces'and
lords, on account of his influence over and
relationship with the administration, is the
power behind the throne in the Furlong
case, as he has been in many others.
Furlong's Work In the Campnlgn.
Knowing of the valiant work performed
by Furlong in connection with the Mis
souri Pacific strike, Eussell Harrison sent
for him during the campaign to work
secretly in Indiana, to mingle with the
Democratic heelers and repeaters aud col
lect everything that would be of use to
further the election of his father. The de-
icctive was well paid, royally treated and
lighly complimented for his eflective
This of itself would probably have been
sufficient to insure the support of the Har
risons, but he further endeared himself to
young Eussell when the latter became
Involved In o, I.lbel Salt
for $40,000, in which ex-Consul Schuyler
Crosby, who was accused of stealing many
thousand dollars' worth of jewels from the
daughter of Hon. William L. Scott, was the
plaintiff Eussell Harrison's newspaper, in
Helena, Mont., republished the scandalous
story from the columns of a New York
paper, and never retracted, though it was
soon shown to be false, upon the authority
of Miss Emma Jones, the Washington cor
respondent, who was led into tbe authorship
After Crosby brought suit, Eussell Har
rison bethought him of Furlong, and the
latter, having his eye on the chieftaincy of
the secret service, it is said, worked very
cheap. In various parts of the country be
Several Salient Spicy Episodes
in the career of Crosby, and succeeded, it is
stated, in scouring the basis of a good de
fense. There is 110 doubt of Furlong's em
ployment in this case, as letters are here in
Washington written with his own hand,
which connect him with it as the principal.
For his services in the campaign, and his
work on the Crosby scandal case, Eussell
Harrison appears to think Furlong is enti
tled to $4,000 a year from the Government,
and the President appears to have become
interested to the extent of depriving the
Secretary of the Treasury of a right never
before denied him that of appointing the
chief of his own secret service corps.
Mr. Bell, the present chief, has many
friends, and has been one of the most effic
ient chiefs who ever held the place. For
this reason the champions of Furlong have
(Resorted to Attacks on Bell,
alleging that in the recent arrests of coun
terfeiters at Dayton, O., Tyson, the noted
counterfeiter, was allowed to escape from
under the chief's very nose with the excel
lent plates from which the money was
printed, when, in fact, Tyson and the places
were known to the secret service to be nearly
a thousand miles awav.
Dewhurst, a Baltimore detective, is an
other strong candidate for tbe place, and is
largely indorsed by the Knights of Labor as
against Furlong, though Bell is satisfactory
to all classes, his only offense being that he
is a Democrat. The district assembly, rep
resenting all Maryland Knights, passed
resolutions against Furlong's appointment
Tuesday evening, and to-nigbt District As
sembly 66, of this city, renewed its resolu
tions against Furlong, and made them more
Tbo Champions of Fori one.
Every labor organization of the District
lias protested. Un tbe other baud, mere
cIaH which hu assumed the chaapwn-J
1 mm i mmm immmUNmr1 ' ' www
hip of Furlong, solely because he if ob
noxious to the Knights, and to which his
declaration that one of his chief missions in
lire was to "'down" the Knights and all
labor organizations is his highest commenda
tion, and this class is doing good woik for
the former Pittsburger.
Tbe fight is one of the most interesting
that has occurred in relation to, any of the
offices located here.
A special dispatch from Franklin, Pa.,
says the oil country Knights of Labor Bent
strong remonstrances to Washington against
Furlong, aud if he is appointed a de
termined effort will be made to defeat his
confirmation. Charges will be made,
backed by such evidence, that prominent
Knights say the Senate cannot confirm.
Furlong is 'well-known in that region,
having at one time been Chief of Police in
HOSTILE TO MAHONE.
Why Prof. Langston is Opposed to the LIttIo
Boss of Virginia The Latter Always
Has Drawn the Color Lino
rSrECIAr. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrJLTCn.1
Washington July 25. Prof. John M.
Langston, the leader of the Virginia colored
Eepublican kickers, arrived in the city to
day. He is just as hostile to Mahone as he
was before the little boss was re-established
at the head of the Eepublican party of his
State. Langston does not hesitate to ex
press his aversion to Mahone as often as the
opportunity presents itself. He said to-day:
I don't like Mahone because he doesn't
like me or any other colored man. He
fought me at Chicago for tbe reason that I
am colored, and he opposed my election to
Congress on the same grounds. He has al
ways drawn the color line, and I believe he
always will. It is not possible for him to
get the nomination for Governor, and he
knows it Mahone has really no following
except a few men, white and colored, who
hope he can secure them Federal appoint
ments, and they represent nothing except
their own greed.
As long as Mahone is Chairman of the
State Committee, and follows the path
marked out for him by the National Com
mittee, he will have no trouble, but just as
soon as he deviates one iota there will be au
open revolt which Senator Quay and his
colleagues, who have the welfare of the
party in their hands, will have to heed. I
am a Eepublican, but I will not support
any man who I know is hostile to tbe ad
vancement of my race, and if this is treason,
let them make the most of it."
WILL BE SER10CSLT CONSIDERED.
The Charges Against General Morgan Im
pairing the Indian Service.
rgrZCUL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.1
Washington, July 25. The evidence
given on the trial of General Morgan, the
new Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for
false mustering of six companies of his regi
ment, and other serious charges, is now
under examination by the order of
Secretary Noble. As the conviction
legally carried with it a disqualifica
tion from ever holding office under
the Government, and the findings were set
aside on tbe ground that this punishment
was not Imposed, but that the Court simply
dismissed him, there seems to be no proba
bility that the Senate can confirm him.
The testimony is voluminous, and Secretary
Noble has directed its careful examination,
in order that he may determine what kind
of report should be made to the President in
The efficiency of the Indian service has
been seriouslv impaired bv the unfortunate
developments concerning General Morgan's
record, ana secretary JMODie nas aeciaea
that the matter shall receive the considera
tion that it demands.
NO MORE CONSULATES TO FILL.
Pennsylvania Secnred Few of ThemBecnnse
of Bitter Strifes.
rSFZCIAL TELXQBAM TO THE DISrATCH.1
Washington, July 25. It is stated at
the State Department that all of the consu
lar places have been filled, but that the
strife for some of the best places became so
bitter that the announcement ot the appoint
ment is withheld. Pennsylvania has more
applicants by far than any other State, and
among their friends the fight has been so hot
in many cases as to preclude all idea of a
decision. So far the only positions secured
by Pennsylvania are those of Adams, of
Philadelphia, Minister to Brazil, and Jar
rettand Hemmick, of Pittsburg, Consuls to
Birmingham and Geneva.
It is said that Senator Quay has taken
little interest in tbe consular appointments,
as such offices are not important, according
to his ideas of practical politics. He prefers
to work for an official who remains on the
ground and devotes himself to his friends
WANAMAKBR KNOCKED OUT.
The Trenonry Department Insists Wicker
Baskets Are Fancy Boxes.
Washington, July 25. Mr. John
Wanamaker recently appealed to the Treas
ury Department from a decision of the Col
lector of Customs at Philadelphia, assessing
duty at the rate of 35 per cent ad valorem
on so-called wicker baskets, he claiming
that they were dutiable at the rate of 30 per
The question of the classification of these
articles was submitted to the conference ot
Appraisers, recently in session in New
York, and they were of opinion that they
were properly classified by the Collector as
fancy boxes. The Treasury Department to
day sustained this opinion and affirmed the
INGENIOUS, BUT UNSUCCESSFUL.
A Convict's Bold and Orlgtnnt Attempt to
Escape of No Avail.
tf FECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Jackson, Mich., July 25. David E.
Palmer, who was sent to prison for life for
the murder of his wife, has been an exem
plary prisoner and has been given more
than usual liberties. He was filling np a
large cask with scraps this morning, when
a bright idea struck him. He put a false
head in the cask, abont.raidway down, and
then placed inside some citizen's clothing, a
hammer and a chisel. He got in himself,
and a fellow convict fastened the head of
the cask. Palmer was carried ont on a
dray, and was taken to tbe freight office.
As the cask was being loaded on a car,
the handlers heard a loud appeal tor pity
which they could not at first locate. Fi
nally one of them solved the mystery and
broke open tbe barrel. Palmer was taken
out, more dead than alive. He will never
again try the cask as a means of escape, for
during the three hours he was Inside he suf
fered terrible tortures.
FOR TIIE MURDER OF 0R0NIN.
All the Prisoners but Conghlln Were Beady
To-Day for Trial.
Chicago, July 25. Dan Coughlin, P.
O'Sullivan, J. F. Beggs, John Kunze, and
Frank Woodruff, under indictment for the
the murder of Dr. Cronin were arraigned
before Judge Horton this afternoon. In
answer to questions all the prisoners; with
the exception of Qbughlin, said they were
ready for trial. Coughlin said he wished to
see his attorney before answering. The
matter was continued until to-morrow morn
ing when the prison.'er'a attorns will be in
Was the American Sweetheart of Count
Sparre, Whom He Wardered Tbo
Daughter of a Family of
Famous Clrcns Riders.
rSFXCLU. TELEGRAM TO TUX SISrATCS.
New York, July 25. Elvira Madigan,
the circus rider who was shot and killed in
Copenhagen by her titled lover, Count
Sparre, belonged to a family of circus per
formers who are well known to the older
followers of the craft in this country, al
though the Madigans have pursued their
bussness in Europe almost exclusively
for more than 30 years past.
la 1857, Hank Madigan, his son
James, who is the father of the dead girl,
and his daughter Eose went to Europe with
Howe & Cushing's show. Eose afterward
married James Myers, a famous clown,
leaper and rider. Hank returned to this
country, but James remained abroad, and
has been there ever since. His wife, too,
was a performer, and in her early days was
apprenticed to John Wall, who, after he
had retired from active lite, used to take
ambitious young riders, and train them for
service in the ring. Their daughter, El
vira, was reported among the craft to be a
graceful and daring rider, and to have a
very attractive face and figure.
The story goes that the vengeful Count
was first captivated by her charms as he saw
her in the ring in her regular circus cos
tume. It is asserted by one whose knowl
edge of circus performers extends 40 years
back, that the girl had probably never even,
visited this country, although both of her
parents were Americans. Her father was a
double somersault performer, leaper and
rider. A double act with his wife was one
of his specialties.
MISREPRESENTATION DOESNT HURT.
The Over-Doing of Criticism of Commis
sioner Tanner Leads toaReactlon.
lEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCO.1
Washington, July 25. The attacks
upon Commissioner Tanner are now giving
way to a very decided feeling that his par
tisan and personal opponents have carried
their campaign entirely too far, and that
the inquiry by the special commission will
leave them high and dry, and really vindi
cate, not merely whitewash, the Commis
sioner. That the rerating business is a
source of trouble is clear enough. The dis
missal of members of the Medical Board
implies that action was taken by them
which the authorities could not approve.
But nothing is likely to be develop
ed at all reflecting on Com
missioner Tanner's personal course.
He personally, as Commissioner, had
nothing to do, it appears, with adjudicating
the claims of those people in the department
whose rerating made the trouble, his duty
being merely, like that of all the other
heads of bureaus and departments, to sign
the papers in the regular way as brought
him, unless some question was raised. Had
it not been for Tanner's outspoken declara
tions in favor of liberal treatment of vet
erans of the war, no one would have thought
of charging upon him direct responsibility
for those criticised cases, in which, if any
error was made, it was by subordinates who
were trusted with the responsible function
of examining the facts and adjudicating in
the first instance.
The Commissioner is very much pleased
at the special examination of the
office, and his opponents are just as little
pleased, because they generally know that
Tanner is a man of undoubted personal
honesty. Whatever chance his free mode
of speaking his thoughts gives them to
exaggerate his views, they are perfectly
aware that he is invulnerable as to per
sonal integrity. The net result is likely to
be a correction of any irregular methods in
the bureau which may exist, and which
have been transmitted from one adminis
tration to another, together with the firmer
seating of the Commissioner in power.
The personal and political strength of the
Commissioner has been impressed very
forcibly on all ot the leading people of the
administration since this fuss began. The
evident purpose of the critics of the Pen
sions. Bureau to "roast" the new adminis
tration and to be as unfair as possible in the
process, has brought not merelv from old
soldiers, but from all quarters, protests
against judgments or action adverse to tbe
Commissioner on one-sided or malign repre
sentations from the opposition. Tanner is
unquestionably a man of wide popularity,
much of which proceeds from his mental
force, which is extraordinary, and from the
frank sincerity with which he meets all
alike, friends and strangers.
CAUGET LIKE MICE IN A TRAP.
How a Band of Counterfeiters Was Ban to
Earth by Comstock.
rSFIClAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
New Yobk, July 25. Two of the green
goods men whose quiet little den at 17
Moore street was broken in yesterday by
Anthony Comstock and yielded a net of
empty boxes, bricks and 4,644 in cold cash,
were captured to-day. Search is now being
made for "Brocky" Martin, who is said to
belong to the gang, and there maybe others.
Mr. Comstock got track of the den by being
informed that quantities of letters passed
between the saloon at 91 South street and
John Cox, at Oxford Furnace, N. J. He
wrote to John Cox, signing himself "Isaac
P. Donaldson, Fayetteville, Ga.," and re
ceived a complete prospectus of the whole
game. Thev offered to sell him $2,000 in
green goods'for $250, $3,000 for $300, $5,000
for $400, and $20,000 for $1,000.
On Wednesday Comstock followed a man
who got letters at the saloon to 17 Moore
street, but the man got away. Comstock
and Captain McLaughlin got complete de
scriptions of the man andanotherfrequenter
of the room from the proprietor of the build
ing in which they had their layout The
men arrested were William C. Byrnes and
Samuel Marks. Marks resisted until a re
volver was put to his head.
MRS. IRWIN CUT TO PIECES
And Her Three-Year-Old Son Killed nt A
B. Si O. Bnllway Crossing.
rGriCIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Washington, Pa., July 25. An acci
dent occurred this afternoon at Elwoods'
crossing, on the Baltimore and Ohio, a few
miles west of Washington. Mrs. Wm.
Irwin, of this place, with her three children
and sister-in-law. were out driving in a
buck wagon, and when near the crossing the
horse became frightened and ran toward the
railroad track. Just at this moment a train
approached, striking the horse which was
Mrs. Irwin was thrown under the wheels
of the train and ten cars passed over her
body mangling her terribly. A 3-year-old
son had both of his legs cut ofi and has since
died of his injuries. The other parties es
caped without serious injury.
MRS. HOGAN DONS MOURNING.
She Gives Up All Hope That Her Ilssband
r special TELEGRAM TO TUX SIgr ATCH.1
New Yobk, July 25. Mrs. E. D. Hogan,
the wife of the missing aeronaut, is in
mourning for her husband, and has about
given up all hope that he is living. She is
trying to find what became of the $1,000
which he bad with him when he came East
Inventor Peter Campbell puts great faith
in the slim chance that Hogan was picked
up at sea by an outward-bound vessel, and
tells all who inquire about Hogan that he
would not be surprised if io stepped into
hU store any. moment , , . . .
Mr. Labouchere Thinks Victoria and
Her Numerous Family
TOO GREAT A TAX ON THE PEOPLE.
Salaries of Ornamental Positions
Ought to be Abolished.
Gladstone Supports Emlth, tat liberals Understand
In the House of Commons yesterday Mr.
Smith supported the report of the royal
grants. Mr. Labouchere attacked it and
contrasted English royalty with American
republicanism. Mr. Gladstone supported
London, July 25. The report of the
Parliamentary Committee on Grants was
called up in the House of Commons this
afternoon. Eight Hon. W. H. Smith, the
Government leader, was questioned as to
the amount of the Queen's savings. He de
clined to answer the question, and moved
that the report of the committee be adopted.
He contended that the principles on which
the Government was acting had been deter
mined by the compact between the
Crown and the people. It was not
the duty of the sovereign to
Srovide for the members of the royal family.
o Minister of the Crown during the Queen's
reicrn had ever ventured sueh a suggestion.
When the settlement was made upon the
Prince of Wales it was never contemplated
that the Prince would be called upon to pro
vide for his familv out of his income. The
Government could not believe that any im
portant section of the people grudged roy
alty the moderate provision necessary to
maintain its dignity. If they examined the
systems of other civilized countries they
would find that the English system was the
most economical, giving invaluable stabil
ity while obtaining the respect of all English-speaking
LABOUCHEBE AGAINST THE GRANTS.
Mr. Labouchere moved the adoption of
his substitute for the committee's report, de
claring that the sums given the royal familv
are already amply sufficient, and that, if
further supplies are needed, they ought to
be provided through retrenchment in the
expense of the royal household, and not by
fresh demands upon the taxpayers. He
ridiculed Mr. Smith's assertion of economy
in the English system, calling attention to
the fact that, while the ' President
of the United States receives only
$50,000 annually, the Queen and her family
received $3,500,000. He said tbe time had
come to deal finally with grants to royalty.
The supporters of the amendment were de
termined to oppose further grants to junior
members of the royal family. He denied
that the Queen had any sort of title to the
Crown lands. If there was talk about a
bargain, his advice to the Crown would be:
Take the Duchies of Lancaster and Corn
wall altogether and maintain your family
Lord Eandolph Churchill We should
make the worst of the bargain.
Mr. Labouchere No; tbe bargain would
be a good one.
Continuing. Mr. Labouchere said that the
Government admitted the large savings ot
the Queen from the civillist; doubtless these
savings were well invested. Even if tbe
Otipen haA frlvpn 'rarinns sums to her chil
'dren, enough was left to provide for the
others. Tbe extreme limit of the nation's
grant ought to be the children of the sov
ereign. QEANDCHILDBEN MUST HUSTLE.
It was impossible for the country to sub
mit to the burden of an indefinite number of
grandchildren. He did not complain of
Mr. Gladstone supporting the grants. The
Liberals understood Mr. Gladstone's pe
culiar and exceptional position, and were
not surprised at his action. Mr. Labouchere
proceeded to explain bow a reduction of the
Queen's household would produce tbe sum
necessary to provide for junior royalties.
If the useless office of Lord Cham
berlain, Lord Steward, Master of the
Horse, Master of the Buckhounds, eight
lords in waiting, eight grooms in waiting,
four equerries and a number ot others were
abolished; an ample sum would be left for
the purpose mentioned. There were gentle
men who would be glad to do what work
these officers entailed for nothing Mr.
Chamberlain, for instance. Laughter. He
trusted that the House,- having regard for
the growing sense of the people that these
grants ought not to be tolerated, would sup
port the amendment
Mr. Samuel Storey, member for Sunder
land, a Radical, seconded tbe amendment
GLADSTONE STANDS BY EOYALTY.
Mr. Gladstone briefly said he was averse
to all measures of economy that impaired
the dignity and splendor of the Crown.
Therefore he supported the Government
He rejoiced that an occasion was given him
to testify in his old age that he did not for
get the services he bad borne for many years
in connection with his office as representa
tive of Uie Crown.
Mr. John Morley attributed the fever
that had been excited by tbe question of the
royal grants to the Government's want of
frankness. Their original proposals were
stupefying, and they had withdrawn from
an impossible and impracticable position in
agreeing to grant 36,000 in order to pre
vent a mischievous friction between Parlia
ment and the Crown. He feared that he
strained the pledge given by him to his
electors, but he did so on the understand
ing that no opening would be
left for future claims. Moreover, he
was anxious to avoid parting
company with a leader to whom he was
bound by ties of gratitude and esteem. The
extravagant grants' of former reigns
furnished no excuse for a repetition of tbcm
now. He could not support Mr. Labouchere,
because that gentleman implied that the
message from the Queen ougbt never to
have been presented and he (Morley) de
sired to uphold the good form and.traditions
of Parliament; but on Monday he would
move an amendment raising the whole
question in the broadest possible form.
Sir JohnGorst,defending the Government,
contended that there was no actual differ
ence between the original and the present
proposals. He complained of the waste of
time involved in Mr. Morlcy's mode of
Mr. Bradlaugh adjourned the debate.
THE TESTIMONY ENDED,
the Parnell Commission Adjourns
Until the First of October.
London, July 25. The Parnell Commis
sion entered upon its long recess to-day.
When the court met this morning, Mr.
Hordcastle, au accountant, was called to
the witness stand. He stated that
the books of the Land League which had
been produced before the commission cov
ered the whole period of the league's ex
istence. He could sot say that 70,
000 pounds, which was unaccounted for
owing to the absence of the books of ladies'
leagues, had been misappropriated. Mr.
Soames, solicitor for the Times, in reply
to a question by Mr. Sexton, said
he could not tell within, 10,000 the
amount the Timet had paid to witnesses.
The sum, however, was Tery large. This
concluded the taking of evidence.
Mr. Bexton. replying to a Question br
J Presiding -Justice Hasfi, stated -that M
JULY 26, 1889.
could not sum up the case in behalf of the
Parnellites until he had consulted with his
colleagues. Sir Henry James, of coun
sel for the Timet, stated that ha
was not in a position yet to reply to the
whole case. Presiding Justice Hannen in
formed Mr. Sexton that further evidence
would be called-it the commission consid
ered it necessary,, but the reasons therelor
must be exceptional. The court then ad
journed until October 24.
Presiding Justice Hannen ordered that
Mr. Thomas Condon and Mr. John O'Con
nor, members of the House of Commons,
who, while serving sentences in Ireland for
offenses under the crimes act, were brought
to London to testify before the Parnell
Commission complete the remainder of their
terms in a London prison.
TBIBDTES TO GLADSTONE.
JCoyalty Joins the Plain Democracy In Doing
I Honor to the Grand Old Man's
Golden Wedding Tributes
From Fair Ilibernta.
VLondon, July 25. This was the golden
wedding day of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone.
Mr. Gladstone rose early and attended
morning service. The family took break
fast together at the James street residence
ot Mr. Gladstone. There was an immense
number of callers during the day. They
included the Speaker of the House of Com
mons, Lord Harrington and all the leading
Liberal members of Parliament, Mr. John
Morley, Sir William Vernon Harcourt and
the Earl of Aberdeen and other Liberal
The King of the Belgians telegraphed
congratulations. All the Liberal clubs and
associations in the kingdom, and many
Unionist bodies as well, sent addresses. The
Queen telegraphed a congratulatory message
to the distinguished couple, and the Prince
and Princess of Wales and other members
of the royal family sent letters to them.
Tbe Prince of Wales also sent a gold ink
stand to Mr. Gladstone. A number of
Liberal ladies presented a portrait of Mr.
Gladstone with his grandson. The portrait
was painted by Millais. A large number
of other handsome and costly presents were
received. Irish admirers sent an album,
symbol of Mr. Gladstone's political achieve
ments. The members ot the family will
build a new portico to the Hawarden resi
dence. Mr. Stuart BendeL, M. P., gave a dinner
party this evening to the Gladstone family.
A reception to personal friends followed.
All the Conservative newspapers laud Mr.
Gladstone for his speech on the royal grants.
The Times says: "It is a genuine
pleasure to acknowledge the excellence
of his oration. It was in accordance with
the best traditions of statesmanship and was
Righted with the glow of genuine feeling,
perhaps, occasioned by the incidents attend
ing his golden wedding."
WANTED TO SEE THE CARS JUMP.
A Boy Who Tried to Wreck Trains Merely
for tke Fan of the Thing.
rSFXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.1
Nobwich, N. Y., July 25. A 16-year-old
boy, Charles Palmer, has just been
lodged in jail here, charged with having
repeatedly put obstructions on the tracks of
the Ontario and Western Eailroad for the
purpose of wrecking trains. The lad's
parents are dead, and he lives with a farmer
near New Berlin, in which locality tbe
crimes were perpetrated. When arrested
and pressed for a confession, he acknowl
edged that be had on four different occa
sions piled ties or rocks upon the track for
the purpose of wrecking trains. By a most
fortunate course of circumstances, the inv
pediments were in each case discovered by
trackmen or trainmen in time to avoid any
The lad denies that he intended to kill
anybody by his malicious work, and says
that his only motive was the fun of "seeing
the cars jump." He is held in jail await
ing the action of the grand jury.
THE LATEST PROM HAITI.
Hlppolyte Once More Repulsed by Some of
rSFECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE PISFATCH.1
New Yobk, July 25. The Prinz Fred
erick Hendrick, of the Kunhardt Line, ar
rived into this port to-day, with more news
from Hayti. The vessel left Port-au-Prinoe
on the 19th instant. On the 18th a part of
Hippolyte's forces entered a fort at La
Coupe, which they supposed to be deserted.
Instead, however, some of Legitime's war
riors lay hid behind some earthworks, and
they opened fire on the unsuspecting in
truders. A fierce fight followed, and one man was
killed, but on which side he belonged the
Captain of tbe Prinz Frederick did not
hear. Hippolyte's men, however, re
treated. Legitime has ordered a new issue
of paper money.
MRS. HERON ALL RIGHT.
Oar Minister to Corea Says There Is no
Foundation for the I.ato Report.
Washington, July 25. In response to
his telegram of Tuesday respecting the case
of Mrs. Heron, reported to be under sentence
of death in Corea for preaching the doctrines
of Christianity, Hon. W. F. Wharton,
Acting Secretary of State, this morning re
ceived the following cablegram from Min
Seoul, Cobea, July 24.
Wharton, "Wsiblngton D. d
Report concerning Mrs. Heron wholly with
out foundation. Dissuonc
DIVORCED WITHIN A DAT.
Cblcngo Bonnd to Sustain Its Deputation
rSFECIAX. TELEOBAM TO TUB PISPA.TCO.1
Chicago, July 25. Mrs. Mattie E.
Cowles had her divorce case disposed of in
one of the shortest periods on record. She
filed her bill yesterday. To-day her
husband, John T. Cowles, made answer at 9
A. si. Judge Altgeld heard the case in
chambers, and at 2 p. ir. a decree was en
tered. Cowles is a manufacturer of firo es
capes, and said to be-worth $150,000.
The entire proceedings were kept strictly
private. Mrs. Cowles was awarded the
custody of her two children, aged 13 and 11,
and it is understood that the defendant
agreed to pay a liberal alimony.
A CITI ON A HILL
Plans ot the Cambria Company Regarding
Johnstown Bodies Identified.
ISrECIAL TXLEOBAlt TO THE DISPATCH.
J ohnstown, July 25. Treasurer Thomp
son disbursed $28,000 to-day. The Cambria
Company has a tract of COO acres on a hill
top, and is talking of constructing an in
clined railway to i for the purpose of re
moving a large section of the residence por
tion ot the city there.
Every day people come to claim bodies,
which are identified by the records kept
The body of one lady was identified by the
character of the filling of the teeth.
X Mexican Teteraa,Deaa.
rSriClAL TELEQBAX TO THB PUrATCH.1
Wheeling, July 25. Captain Andrew
Grubb died at his residence, this evening,
aged 75. He was FirstLieutenant of Com
pany D, Third Ohio, in the Mexican War,
and Captain of Compaay K, Second Vir
ginia f Federal troops), in the late war. He
wm 4 leading G, A. E. Member, asd one of
the best known ttie of tke Panhandler
fWWjv ? -p f!lggpfKra't'
MILLIONS AT STAKE.
lewis Bros. & Co.'s Failure Was a
Financial Eartliquako That
SHOOK THE EASTERN MARKET.
The Liabilities Are Reported at $4,200,000;
NEW T0KK AND NEW ENGLAND BANKS
And New England Mills Host Hearily iBTolrea, tut
AU Will be Paid.
Lewis Bros. & Co., drygoods commission
house of Philadelphia, with branches in
New York and Boston, and extensive con
nections all over the country, assigned yes
terday. As a rough estimate the liabilities
are said to be $4,200,000 and the assets
$5,500,000. The Johnstown disaster is said
to have been partly responsible for the fail
ure. It is thought everything will be paid.
rSrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCn.l
Philadelphia, July 25. Business
circles in this city was considerably shaken
to-day by the announcement of the failure
of Lewis Brothers & Co., one of the largest
and oldest commission houses in the
country. As yet ' no statement has been
mode as to the liabilities and assets, but it
is estimated that the former will amount to
about $4,200,000, and the latter about
$5,500,000, or $1,300,000 more than the
liabilities. This includes all property
owned by the firm. Cornelius N. Bliss, of
New York, is made assignee. The em
barrassment of the firm has resulted
mainly from the concern carrying
too large a stock and from backward
payments. A too liberal treatment
of its I customers is the only explanation
that can be made at this time, and that is
about all there is to be said. A succession
of reverses among firms with which the in
solvent firm was affiliated is given also as
contributing in a measure to the embarrass
ment The late Mr. Henry Lewis was well
known as having held a considerable interest
in the Conshohocken mills, the death of
whose proprietor, George Bullock, not very
long ago, laid bare to the world the surpris
ing fact that his estate was insolvent. Lewis
Bros. & Co. were also indirectly affected by
the terrible Conemsngh disaster, one of
their principal accounts being with the
Woodvale mills, a prosperous concern lo
cated in the blighted Johnstown district
some big connections.
Tbe firm consisted of Henry, Joseph and
Walter H. Lewis, George W. Wharton,
John L. Boardman, John Williamson,
George A. -Duren and Grinnell Willis.
There were branch houses in Boston, Balti
more and Chicago, and the immense busi
ness transacted was confined to -American
and foreign dress goods. The firm were tbe
agents for tbe Wamsutta Mills, Wauregan
Mills, Grinnell Mills, Jswett City Mills,
Slater Cotton Company, Slatersville Mills,
Manvllle Company, Oriental Mill, Forest
dale Manufacturing Company. Windham
City Manufacturing Company, Hamlet
Mills, J. Leavens' Sons, Whitestone Mills,
Eagle Mills, Chester Mills, Scheppers Bros.,
Conshohocken Gompanv, Samuel Bancroft,
Textcr,TBichard'&" Son, Woodvale Mills,
United States Bunting Company, S. H.
Edes. The general belief in mercantile
circles is that Lewis Bros. & Co. will pay
dollar for dollar.
In an interview to-day Mr. Wharton, of
the firm, said: "If we could have had only
two or three days more I am sure we would
have been able to tide over our difficulties.
But the blow fell just at the woist time, and
our only course was to snake an assignment,
and this we did this morning. For some
time past our business prospects have never
been brighter, but you know you can't mark
a 'paper.' "
xnere were no preierrea creditors.
An Associated Press dispatch from New
York says: The parties will make a state
ment in a few days. Mr. Bliss, the assignee,
said the firm's statements in tbe past 60 days
showed a surplus of over $1,000,000, but
that was not available now. A large part
of it was in accounts which they could not
collect immediately. He thought the assets
would make a fair showing. The liabilities
were to banks and trust companies. There
will be a meeting of creditors in ten days,
NEW ENOLAND A HEAVY CEEDITOR.
A man familiar with the firm aflairs said
to-day that nearly all the banks in New
England held the firm's paper, and espe
cially in the cities where they had mill ac
counts. Boston, Providence, Hartford,
New Haven and New Bedford banks are re-'
ported to hold considerable paper. .The
New Yorfctbanks mentioned are the Fourth
National, the Ninth National, the Centsul
National and the Central Trust Company.
The Chemical Bank held none of their
paper since January 1.
Philadelphia banks are the heaviest hold
ers. Some banks have taken their paper
with reluctance lately. The firm has been
extended and overloaded. They suffered a
severe loss in the death of Henry Lewis,
the founder of the house, who was well
known, particularly in Philadelphia. It
was learned from another source that the
firm owns three stores in Philadelphia, and
also their building in Worth street, New
York, which is on leased grounds, and
which, it is said, was mortgaged a few
It is said that one of the causes of the
failure was the Johnston disaster. The late
Henry Lewis, had a large interest in the
Cambria Imi Works there, which his
estate held, and tbe loss by the flood depre
ciated the securities. The Johnstown Man
ufacturing Company's Woodvale woolen
mills consigned their products to Lewis
Brothers. The mill was destroyed by the
flood and the loss was$300,000. It was
controlled by the Cambria Iron Company.
Walter H. Lewis was a direetor of the New
York Life Insurance Company.
BUSINESS LABGE, BUT TVANINO.
The firm's headquarters are at 238 Chest
nut street Philadelphia, the stores in
Chicago, Boston and New York being
branches. The business has amounted to as
high as $15,000,000 a year. Lately it is said
to have fallen to $8,000,000 or $10,000,000
annually. They claimed their capital was
$1,500,000, and they made money every year.
Since January there has been doubt ex-
firessed about their financial standing, and
n March last Bradttreet'i took away their
capital rating and reduced their credit
rating a grade. On April 20 the firm made
the following statement to a large financial
institution: Assets, $5,472,000, consisting
of ledger accounts, $1,875,000; manufact
urers' accounts, $1,793,000; securities,
$811,000; ..real estate, $770,000; bills
receivable, $223,000; liabilities, $4,129,000,
of which $3,682,000 was bills payable and
$447,000 at loan; net surplus, $1,313,000.
This was not looked on as a favorable state
ment by the trade. The firm had hard work
to make collections. The firm was interested
in the Conshohocken Worsted Mills, which
failed. They admitted in March last that
fhey would lose $25,000 by President George
For over 25 years the firm of Lewis Bros.
& Co. have been the leading house in the
drygoods trade. It was founded in Phila
delphia in 1852. The founder died in 1888,
leaving a large estate, of which $258,000 was
Invested" as capital 1 the fins. Beside
$1,000,000 of his was continued in the busi
THE NEWS IN PITTSBURG.
It Creates Surprise, and tbo Firm's Methods
Almost every drygoods firm here, both
wholesale and retail, had done business
with Lewis Bros. & Co., and a number of
them are among their creditors. Charles
Arbuthnot, of Arbuthnot, Stephenson &
Co., could scarcely believe the telegram re
lating the failure. He had always consid
ered the firm a good, reliable one, and the
more he knew of their dealings the more he
had liked them.
Another large manufacturer of this city,
who is related to one of the members of the
firm, said he did not think tbe failure would
have any direct effect on the money market
It may for a short time cause an unsteady
feeling among large manufacturers, who
mav become impatient for their money.
The firm did not own any mills, but were
agents for large manufacturers all through
New England. Their method was to take a
consignment of goods, and sell them for the
manufacturers. For handling the goods
they received a commission of about 2J per
cent In addition to this, they received an
extra commission on guaranteed sales. By
this they would receive the goods, and after
deducting their commission, deposit a draft
for them. They would then assume all
risk of being paid for the goods, and the
manufacturers having their money, would
not care whether their agents were paid or
not In a great many cases of this kind,
the firm had to wait too long for their
money, and this is what caused the collapse.
The firm had agencies in Lyons( Paris and
Vienna, and handled silks, ribbons, laces,
etc., imported from there.
LIKE A THUNDERBOLT,
Notwithstanding It Was Known the Firm
Was la Trouble.
Boston, July 25. Interviews with a
number of commission houses in this city re
veal the fact that the news of the failure of
Lewis Bros. & Co. had come to them like a
thunderbolt from a cloudless sky. They had
known tor some time that the great concern
was moving along over trembling ground,
but it was expected that it would tide the
difficulties ana come out whole. At the
house of Fabian, Bliss & Co., on Summer
street Mr Fabian was seen, and he stated
that his firm had not lost anything by the
"Lhave no doubt," said he, "that the
crippled firm will rally and pay off all its
indebtedness and start business again. It
is a case of dry rot The business of the
firm through its many branches must have
been very clumsily conducted; they are un
doubtedly heavily burdened with long
credits and too many of their cus
tomers must have been of the undesirable
kind. The present experience they will
pass through will purify their trade; their
poor quality of patrons will have to seek
new firms and the distressed concern will.
in my opinion, come out of its present pre-J
dicament in perfect feather and prepared tan'
resume uusiucaa uuuci iuiiuiu auiiibw!
,000 OWED IlTPROTIDEKCB.
The Banks Hold 8130,000 of the Paper
and the mills tho Ilcst.
Pbovidence, July 25. Mills and banks
here will be involved by the failure of Lewis
Bros. & Co. $600,000. Local banks Jiave
about $150,000 of their paper, divide, among
six or eight of them, and the rest is .among
half a dozen mills, inclndingjhose at Slater,
Manville and Wauregan. Thepelief prevails
here that the firm can pay its indebtedness
in full if they are given time. None of the
mills or banks .wilLJ)o-".seriously embar
rassed. Tyarse Assets In Baltimore.
Baltimore, July 25. Prominent dry
goods men here estimate that Lewis Bros. &
Co. have in Baltimore more than $500,000
assets and no' liabilities.
IOWA'S GREAT CATE OP ICE.
A Party made Up at Decorab Explores It am
Far as Possible.
rsriCIAI. TILZOBJLM TO THB PISrATCIX.t
Decobah, Iowa, July 25. A party was
made up here to-day to visit Jowa's famous
ice cave. It is but half a mile from this
town, and produces unlimited ice in sum
mer. The party left the Winnesheik House,
this afternoon, and walked a half mile
along the Iowa river. The bluffs at this
point are about 400 feet high. (There is a
steep climb of 200 feet, and a rock having
the appearance of gypsum just out for 50
feet The entrance to the cave is a fissure
10 feet wide and 20 feet high. A strong
current of cold air was issuing from the
cave. Candles were lighted and prepara
tions made to enter. Thirty feet inside the
cave the path turns to the left and down
ward toward the river. The slope is gradual,
the walls and root being within hand's
reach, most of the time.
One hundred feet from the mouth the
roof and walls were found coated with ice,
which increased in thickness as the party
penetrated. There was no dripping or mnd,
and pieces of ice two feet long were scaled
off the roof. Owing to the fitful light and
danger of tbe exploration, the party did
not go in more than 200 feet The path
continued to incline toward the river, and
the temperature was freezing.
COULDN'T GO WEST.
The Editor of a Chicago Paper Deposed tor
tSTXCLU. ZXLXOI1AM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Chicago, July 25. J. J. West is no
longer editor of the Chicago Times, having
been persnaded to resign after tbe stock
holders had made an investigation into his
methods. During the time ot Mr. West's
authority at the Times office he has piled
up an individual debt of $200,000, beside
accumulating obligations against the news
paper here, there and everywhere. He
agreed, it is said, to dispose of some of the
property of the Times without tbe consent
of its creditors.
Captain H. J. Hinskamp is now Presi
dent of the Times and Hail combination,
instead of Mr. West and C. W. Boucher is
Treasurer. It is said that a choice has not
yet been made for managing editor.
THE! WILL COME TO PITTSBURG.
The Scotch-Irish Congress to be Held Here
ColusibiAjTenn, July 25. The Scotch
Irish Society of America has accepted the
cordial invitation of the Scotch-Irish peo
ple of Pittsburg, Pa., to hold its next an
nual congress there next May. The invita
tion was extended through tbe Executive
Committee of the local organization, com
prising some of the most prominent men in
Tbe claims of New York, Philadelphia
and Nashville, Tenn., were strongly urged,
but tbe scale was turned in favor of Pitts
burg bv tbe fact that she Is the most dis
tinctively Scotch-Irish city in the United
States, having been founded by that race,
and is the center of the strongest Scotch
Irish population on the continent
A Charter Granted Yesterday.
Haerisbubo, July 25. Tho Groselll
Chemical Company, of Titusviile, capital
$300,000, was chartered to-day. The stock
holders are Albert Duffill, Philadelphia;
Johns Daub and Carrius Grav. Titusviile:
J. B. D. Bodisr, Beaver Falls; O. G.
Graselli and Daniel Bailey, Cleveland.
ANY ONE CAN MAKE MONEY
Who has a cood article to sell, and who adver
tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising is
truly tbe life of trade. All enterprising and
judicious advertisers succeed.
That is the Approximate Sum
Treasurer T ison Has
A Meeting to be Held & Week to
Apply the Nation'
INCLUDING PITTSBURG'S $400,000,
Why the Dazed People Can Do Nothing
lUore Until Thev Have Finality and
Foods to Go On $10,000,000 Wouldn't
Restore tbe Town How the Moner Ds(
Been Than Far Distributed Sams of 8SO
to 8000 Disbursed to the Most Needy
Important Inside Information on a Snb
Ject Watched by the Nation.
Stirring information is brought back by
Treasurer Thompson, of Pittsburg, from
Johnstown. About $2,000,000, now in the)
hands of the Belief Commission, is to find
almost immediate distribution. Pittsburgh
unexpended $400,000 will hold out till ther
commission orders this greatest of all its
expenditures. Interesting inside facts in
this connection crop out
Mr. W. E. Thompson, local Treasurer of
the Johnstown Belief Fund, also a treasurer
ot the Governor's Belief Commission, re
turned from Johnstown yesterday, and soon
after was seen by a Dispatch reporter.
He said the commission would meet some
time next week, and it was understood that
they would take immediate action to dis
tribute in Johnstown all of the remaining'
$2,000,000 subscribed from different sources.
He said the Pittsburg members were a
unit on the question of the promptest dis
tribution possible to the people of the whole
funds, and that the commission would un
doubtedly take action to that end. Just
when the meeting will take place, Mr.
Thompson did not know, but it will be in
HOW THEY GAVE IX OUT.
During Mr. Thompson's stay in Johns
town be has distributed $123,000, and had
$377,000 yet to pay out of the $500,000 ap
propriated by the commission. The money
has been given out in sums ranging from
$80 to $000, and two were paid $20, who had
not lost .much. The $400,000 of the funds
turned over into tbe commission's hands by
the Pittsburg committee has not yet been
touched. It will take about three weeks
to distribute this, with that remaining
from the appropriation, and by that time,
Mr. Thompson says, the other funds will ba
ready. The commission have had an op
portunity to note the methods of 'distribu
tion and know the need of the money,and by
that time will have had a chance to arrange
all the details for final payment to tho
Mr. Thompson said it was the only way
to do to give life to the town and quiet the
complaints of the people who will not or
cannot make their final plans to re-establish
themselves in homes and business until
they know how much they are going to get
As soon as they know this they will go to,
work with a will to start anew, but until
then they seem to await further develop
stents from day to day.
PITTSBUEG'S HAND IN IT.
The money has been paid out on orders
from the local committee. Mr. Thompson
says its members have done excellent work,
and the commission can trust them to put
the money into the hands of those most
needful, and for whom all the funds wera
Tbe people have not squandered their
money; but, where it was not for immediate
needs, have taken it to the savings banks,
an official of oue of the latter stating to Mr.
Thompson yesterday that he was surprised
to see so many needful and yet honest
and industrious people come to the bank
and deposit their money as soon as they got
it, saying they wanted it in safe hands, as if
afraid to lose the little treasure regained.
The plnck ot the people is surprising.
Two-story frame stores are going upon every
hand, and are being speedily stocked with,
goods. None of the better class ot the sur
vivors have left the ruined city, but have
remained to build it up. Many who left the
city after the flood, with relatives, are flock
ing back to the scene of their desolation,
fired with zeal to re-establish themselves in
their former business and help raise the city
from the ruins.
not even"$10.000,000 enough.
Mr. Thompson says $10,000,000 would not
place the city where it was, nor yet a good
deal larger sum. Many, unacquainted with
Johnstown before the flood, have an idea
that it was a kind of "one-horse" place.witb.
no buildings that amounted to anything;
but snch was not the case. Many beautiful
residences graced the streets, the bus
iness blocks were of brick and stone,
built substantially and in accordance with
tbe attractive city that Johnstown was. It
will take years, possibly many, to build up
tbe city and make it anything like what it
was before the flood; bat tne people are
willing and earnest, and only want to know
just what help they may expect before tbey
make their final arrangements, and this wjll
be done and the town given a new impetus
after the distribution of the remaining great
WILL FIGHT FOR FATHERLAND.
Eight Thousand Poles Drilling for Active
Work If Necessnry.
rsrxcui. teliciiav to Tax DisrjiTcn.l
BuFFALrvTuly 25. The Polish National
League will hold a Convention in Buffalo,
beginning September 10. About 300 dele
gates are expected, from the principal
The leagne's object is the liberation cf
Poland. There are 8,000 members, who are
drilled ready to fight for their native land
if opportunity offers.
ASLEEP SINCE ITS BIRTH.
A Child Eight Weeks Old That Takes';,
Nourishment but Never Wakes.
Chicago, July 25. A Daily 2Tea$
special from Galena, Wis., says: The phy
sicians of this county are just now puzzled "S
over the case of au infant child ot Le-roy
Gibbs, in Warren township, S weeks old,
that has been asleep ever since its birth.
The child, which is perfectly formed and of
I ordinary sue. takes nourishmest regularly.
I but never wakes. - T
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