Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 06, 1889, Image 1

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Unmistakably Flat Collapse of
the Late Rage Called
And Bis Financial Backers Throw
Him Over as a Bad lot.
Boulanger nagging a Delation to His
Breast tie Thinks the French Govern
ment Mny Fosstbly Commit Suicide
Seeking for a Cheap Place to Ure In In
His Retirement A Rousing Reception
to Mr. Conybeare Fred Leslie Insnlts
a Mnsenm Freak A Masterpiece of
Lnccwork Two Ocean Steamers Again
Bacliii-A Project to Aid Working
women in London
Boulanger's bubble has burst With his
railure to carry France by storm, his finan
cial backers hare deserted him, and he is
looking for a cheaper place to live in than
London. The Shah has sent elegant pres
ents to most of England's crowned heads
and other notables, but entirely forgets the
existence of Queen Victoria.
ZiOKSOX, October I. Copyright The
Boulangist bubble has burst at last, and tne
fact is being brought home to the mind of
Boulanger himself in a most unpleasant
manner. The Compte de Paris and the
Duchess d'Uses have intimated that they
can no longer afford to keep in funds the
man who boasted he could sweep France at
the first general election, and succeed in
winning only a paltry score or so of seats.
The golden stream, to which place-seeking
politicians, fawning dames and selfish spec
ulators contributed liberally as long as
Boulanger seemed the coming man, has
dwindled down to a tiny brooklet, and bids
fair to dry up entirely.
Yet Boulangor is as thirsty as ever for
gold, for he knows he cannot keep up the
position or pretender without having it in
liberal measure. He is now an outlaw, and
disqualified from receiving military pay or
pension. Unless he has quietly invested
some of the millions received within the
last year or two for prapogandist purposes,
or unless he has the good fortune, denied to
most beaten men, of retaining a few real
friends with banking accounts as good as
their hearts, he must soon be within a meas
urable distance of actual want ,
It has been asserted here that Bochefprt
and Boulanger have become "reconciled;
The only ground for the statement is that
Bochefort is reported to have asserted that
he would reject with scorn any Government
offer of pardon, and that if Minister Con
stans should insult him by such a proposal
he would drag the man Constans through
the mud.
But it is practically certain that Boche
fort would gladly avail himself of amnesty,
and it is beyond a doubt true that he will
soon part company with Boulanger. The
latter has sent an agent to Jersey to secure,
if possible, a cheap and secluded house for
his chief. Boulanger wants to get away
from London. It is too expensive for his
straitened means, and he rightly dreads
the effect of his reverses upon his social
position when society returns to the me
tropolis. BEannaNG to forget him.
In France people are beginning to forget
Boulanger, and the rank and file of his
party are losing heart in sympathy with
their leaders. The Governmentalready feel
themselves strong enough to deal firmly with
Boulangerism, and are acting vigorously
against leaders and followers alike.
Confusion reigns in the Conservative party
in general, and the Boulangist faction in
In many of the 186 constituencies in which
a second ballot will be placed to-morrow,
the Bonlangists, Imperialists and Monarch
ists are at loggerheads. They refuse to give
way to each other, even when their disunion
means the certain success of the common
foe. To crown all, Figaro, one oi the most
influential of the Conservative newspapers,
has sensibly admitted the significance of the
recent plebiscite, and has given in Jts ad
hesion to the moderate republic.
The Boulangist leaders admittedly have
so hope of attaining power unless the Be
publicans should commit political suicide.
Boulanger himself hugs the delusion that
the new Chamber, being largely composed
of untried men, will quickly prove unman
ageable, and that his chance will come in
the conlusion which will ensue. The pros
pect is a very remote one, and the Bepubli
cans are not at all alarmed, considering that
Boulanger has had better chances, and
proved himself incapable of utilizing them.
The City of Sew York nnd the Teutonic
Testing; Their Speed.
London, October 5. The City of New
Tors: and the Teutonic, both loaded down
with returning American tourists, sailed
from Liverpool "Wednesday, within 15 min
utes of each other, on another grand race for
Sandy Hook. The Teutonic, which has
been beaten in all previous races, has had
a new propeller put in since her last trip,
and her officers are confident of her ability
to lead the Inman liner across.
The Citv of Eome sailed with the two fast
steamers, but her passengers will probably
not see much of the race.
Tendered Mr. Conybeare br Crowds of En-
tfanslastic Radicals.
LONDOK, October 5. Mr. Conybeare,
M. P. having served a term in London
derry jail for the crime of advocating the
plan of campaign, arrived in London at 6
o'clock this evening, and had a rousing re
ception fro eaoraou crowds of Badicals. j
A procession was formed, and with bands
playing and banners waving 10,000 men
marched through the muddy streets, right
across London, to Clerknwell Green, where,
reinforced by several thousand local enthu
siasts, a mass meeting was held to protest
against Balfour and coercion.
Conybeare defied both, and cheerfully an
nounced his willingness to go to prison
again for the cause ot justice to Ireland.
The Shah Sends Presents to All the Big 'Uns
Except Her Majesty.
London, October 6. Nazir-EI-Din, hav
ing settled down again iu Persia, has at
last sent the presents and decorations he
promised to the distinguished people who
entertained him during his tour in England.
The Prince gets a diamond star of the Order
of Nishan Adjos, the Princess Albert Victor
and George, and the Duke of Cambridge
have received a portrait of the King of
Kings, set in diamonds, and the Princess
Louise's wedding present comes along rather
taxdidly in the form of a diamond bracelet
The Duke of Portland, in whose stables the
Shah took special interest, is remembered
with a gold snuff-box set in diamonds, and
the Lord Mayor, of London, gets the Order
ot the Second Class of the Lion and the
A score or more of Englishmen whom the
Shah met received such presents as dia
mond rings, portraits and snuff-boxes, and
third, fourth and fifth Orders of the Lion
and the Sun. The Q ueen herself is left out
Two Hundred Slleslans nt Work for Fonr
Months on a YelL
London, October 5. Two hundred Si
lesian laceworkers have been uninterrupt
edly occupied for four months in the
creation of the veil that is to be worn by
the Princess Sophia, of Prnssia, at her
marriage with the Crown Prince of Greece.
This wondrous garment is now solemnly
reported as finished by the directors of the
lace schools ot TTrnsdorff, Steinseifien and
Seidorf, where it has been made.
The design was long the subject of
anxious consultations between the Empress
Frederick and the designer, Burghold.
The foundation material is the finest Brus
sels tulle. This is trimmed in specially
designed Point Venise, with border of Point
Gaze, formed of 110 different masterpieces
of lacework.
Fred Leslie Hurts the Feelings of a Mnsenm
Strong Mnn.
London, October 6. Fred Leslie has
succeeded in wounding the amour propre of
another great man. Beside Irving, in "Buy
Bias," Leslie dares to burlesque Samson,
the strong man at the Aquarium, who breaks
chains, snaps coins in half, and performs
other extraordinary feats of strength. Leslie
comes onto the stage with a huge wooden
arm, and offers to break any watch and
chain that the audience lend him.
As Irving succeeded in inducing the Lord
Chamberlain to suppress the burlesque of
"Matthias," Samson sees -no reason why
that same exalted functionary should not
relieve him from the ribaldry of the jester
as well, and has written to demand the pro
tection of the law for his art
A Strong Committee Formed to Help Them
to Better Tbclr Lot.
London, October S. A Btrong committee
has been formed to assist working women of
the East End to better their let The terri
ble revelations before the Sweating Com
mission had practically borne no frnit until
this committee was formed,anditis doubtful
if this step would have been taken but for
the success of the dockers' strike.
It has been recognized at the outset that
organization must be their first aim; without
that nothing could be done. John Burns
is on the committee, and so are many other
enthusiasts, so that vigorous work ought to
be forthcoming.
Anna Teresa Berger Catches On Well With
Her Cornet.
London, October C The American mu
sician who has been one of the successes of
the present concert season is Anna Teresa
Berger, who plays the cornet, and last even
ing she was presented with a gold medal ou
the stage of Covent Garden Theater by
a number of American admirers.
rfaere Still Seems to be Work for tbe Stale
Forces nt Johnstown.
Johnstown, October B. Two more
bodies were taken out of the river by the
State forces which were at work taking out
rubbish and opening sewers to-day. From
present appearances there are a great many
dead yet in the river, and the time allotted
by Governor Beaver for the work will be in
sufficient to have enough rubbish removed
that they may be taken out It ia-now
stated that the Board of Health will order
the cleaning of a number of cellars that are
in bad condition, and it so the funds for the
purpose will have to be raised somewhere.
The commissary department closed ud to
day, and Captain Kuhn, who had it in
charge, left to-night for Washington City
and points South. There were 461 per
sons subsisting from the commissary
when it closed. They were given rations
sufficient to keep them ten days, by which
time it is hoped some of the relief money
mav be paid. Should any be found to be
really destitute they will be cared for.
A Toung Gentleman nnd Lady Slightly
Surprise Their Family.
Mew Yobk, October 6. Since two years
ago Mr. J. Dyneley Prince and Miss Ade
line Loomis have been called brother and
sister by all the friends of the family. It
was then that Miss Loomis' father, Dr. Al
fred Loomis, and Mr. Priuce's mother, Mrs.
John D. Prince, widow of a Wall street
broker, were married. Young Prince did
not live with them, though he was a fre
quent caller until his studies in the Eastern
languages took him to Europe. When, on
his return a few months ago he announced
his engagement to Miss Loomis, it created
as much surprise in his ow'n family as any
where else.
The ceremony took place at noon to-dav,
in the Church of the Holy Communion.
The Kev. Henry Motlet, rector of the so
ciety of which both the contracting parties
are members performed the ceremony.
His Family Consider His Sickness ns Ex.
eeedingly Serlons.
rsrrciAL txleobax to the'dihpatcii.1
Washington, October 5. Information
has been received here that Admiral Porter
is lying very ill at his summer home at
Johnstown, B. I.
His family regard his illness as most ser
ions, and axe quite apprehensive as to the
?a?ar5''sr jf ?Ei
He Attacks His Two Children In a Fit of
Dranken Frenzy His Son Attempts
to Save His Sister's Tjlfe and
Both Are Killed.
tsrxciAL telxobak to the DISPATCH. 1
Chableston, W. Va., October 5. A
fearful tragedy was enacted this morning in
a little cabin occupied by Mary and Andrew
Kempf, brother and sister, on the hill back
of the west end of this city. The father of
the two children, in a fit of drunken rage,
had attacked the two with a large dirk
knife at an early hour in the morning,
and when Constable Kelson and two or
three citizens entered the premises about
half-past nine the children were in a dying
condition, while the father was contem
plating his bloody work in a dazed sort of a
way. He was still armed with the knife,
but after a little strategy had been resorted
to, the weapon was secured, and he was
taken into custody and locked up in jail.
A justice Of the peace then accompanied a
doctor to the cabin and took the ante
mortem statement of the boy, his sister
being too weak to relate what had occurred.
From the boy's statement the following
details of the horrible affair are made up:
Felix Kempf. the father, missed come small
articles, including some flatirons, from his
house, which stands about a quarter of a
mile from the cabin occupied by the two
children, and going over to the cabin, he ac
cused his daughter of having taken the
irons. She denied the matter when
the father applied a very pro
fane and offensive epithet to her and
drawing his knife, he plunged it into Mary's
stomach and again in the lower portion of
the abdomen. As the girl fell she received
two more cuts from the frenzied father, one
on the face and the other in the right side.
The brother sprang on his father in an at
tempt to save his sister's life, when the old
man stabbed him twice in the abdomen, tho
entrails protruding from the wounds in a
horrible manner. When the children were
discovered they presented a horrible sight,
while the floor of the cabin was almost as
bloody as a slaughter pen.
Result of tbe Inquest 'into the Railway
Horror at Chicago.
Chicago, October 5. The investigation
of the South Englewood disasteiTon the Chi
cago, Bock Island and Pacific, was resumed
to-day by the original jury iu the case.
Nominally it was a formal inquest on the
body of Michael O'Connor, the last of the
victims to die, but as the Coroner said in
his brief statement to General Manager St
John, who was on the stand: "The ques
tion isi who is responsible for the reinstate
ment ot a man who had been discharged
three times for drunkenness?"
At the first inquest the evidence showed
that Engineer Twombley's father, the Mas
ter Mechanic of the road, had reinstated
him on the strength of a sugeestion from
Mr. Kimball, assistant to the President of
the company, and a number of engineers.
To-day Twombley, Senior, corrected his tes
timony as to the part Mr. Kimball had
taken in having the engineer reinstated, and
took the entire responsibility for that act
himself. Not only did the elder Twombley
assume the entire responsioility for the re
instatement of his son after he had been dis
charged for drunkenness, but the officials of
the road in their testimony all threw the
blame on him. After deliberating two hours
the jury brought in a verdict censuring the
officials of the company severally, and tak
ing strong grounds against allowing favor
itism or kinship to endanger human life. .
A Gong of Cornerers Who Went for Wool
nnd Were Shorn.
NEW Tore, October B. The Commis
sioner of Public Works has awarded quite
a number of contracts for granite block
paving on a concrete foundation, and among
the successful bidders are men who were
supposed to be on the outside of a combina
tion of contractors who thought they had a
corner on the visible supply of granite
blocks. At one time' it was said to
look as though certain contractors
were the only ones who could get
any chance at the contracts, and 'that
they could get their own prices. This re
sult was to be brought about by the pur
chase they made in joint account, last
spring, of 10,000,000 granite blocks, but
the other contractors decided that there
would be no difficulty in getting stone, and
they went in and bid for the paving con
tracts. Eleven jobs of good size have fallen to
the outsiders already, and now it is said
that the gentlemen of the corner are hunt
ing up the successful bidders ready to sell
them stone or buy their contracts. The 10,
000,000 blocks held by the cornerers are
said to be worth $75 a thousand, or $750,000.
A Peculiar Accident, in Which a Number
of Persons Were Injured.
Cobby, Pa., October 5. The rear end of
the south-bound freight on the Western
New York and Pennsylvania Bailroad
broke loose as the train was climbing the
summit, four miles south of here, this morn
ing, and rushing down the hill, crashed
into the morning passencer train, which
was following, with terrific foice. All of
the passengers were bruised, some injured
seriously, but none fatally. '
The seriously injured are: Conductor
Fox, bad scalp wound and lee injured; Bag
gageman L. W. Bessie, of Oil City, head
bruised; Engineer Sullivan, of Mayville,
badly cut and bruised, leg broken; William
Miner, of Spring Creek, leg smashed.
They Went to the Bottom, bat Those on
Board Were Saved.
Chicago, October B. The Lake Superior
Transit Company received a dispatch to-day
stating that their steamer Bessemer and the
schooner Schuylkill had been wrecked at
Portage Lake, near Hancock, Mich. The
Schuylkill, which is owned by P. H. Flem
ming, was towed by the Bessemenand both
were running between Ashland, Wis., ami
Cleveland, 0.
The boats, which were laden with ore,
sprang a leas: last night and went down this
morning. Captain Hulbat, who was in charge
of the boats, telegraphs that both crafts are
total wrecks, but that all of the crews are
safe at Hancock, Mich.
Ko Person but Warner Has Been Offered tho
Vacant Pension Place,
WASHiNGTON.October B. Secretary No
ble was to-day questioned as to how soon a
successor to Commissioner Tanner would
likely be appointed. The Secretary de
clined to say anything upon the subject
further than that the position had not been
tendered to anyone since Major Warner's
Allen O. Myers' Contempt Cose.
Columbus, October 5. Allen O. Myers
had a rehearing to-day in Common Pleas
Court charged with contempt The case
came back from the Supreme Court, where
it was taken on error. At tbe former trial
Myers was sentenced to pay $200 and serve
three months in jail. Myers discharged his
attorneys to-day and conducted his own
case. .Judge Pugh will Tender his decision
next Tuesday.
To Settle the Highly Important Ques
tion of the Presidency;
Senator Biscpck Sajs the Western States
Will Now Have a Snow
Other Factors to be, Prominent in tie-" Contests of
tbe Future.
In a political speech in Brooklyn yester-'
day afternoon Senator Hiscock said .New
York will not decide the next Presidental
contest .The Western States, -under the
new census, he said, will defeat; the ex
pressed will of New York City and Brook
lyn. He bemoaned the defeat of Warner
Miller in the interests of sobriety, morality
and good government
Beooextn, N. Y., October 5. An audi
ence of several hundred persons helped the
Union League Club this afternoon to lay
the corner stone of the club s new building.
The club, preceded by a band, marched from
its present headquarters In Hancock Hall to
the site of the new building. Senator Frank
Hiscock, A. W. Tenney, the Hon. Stephen
Van Cullen White, J. S. T. Stranahan,
and other invited guests were in carriages.
The Kev. A. J. F. Behrends 'prayed, and
President Francis H. Wilson, of the club,
made a speech in which he divided the
honors of the'uni verse between the Bepub
lican party, the Union League Club, of
Brooklyn, and the Hon. J. 5. T. Stranahan.
He concluded by handing to Mr. Stranahan
a silver trowel, "with a handle of ivory, and
asking him to perform the ceremony of
laying the corner stone.
Mr. Btranahan,with the white locks of his
more than 80 years blown by the wind, but
with his voice as firm and strong as that of
any man who spoke during the day,
thanked President Wilson for the
honor, and then climbed down
around to where the corner stone,
upheld by stout ropes, was waiting to be low
ered into its place. He poked the silver
trowel about in the mortar under the stone,
give the stone four whacks with a hammer,
pronounced everything all right, and
climbed back upon the platform, amid the
applause of the spectators.
When the people settled down again, A.
W. Tenney, being called upon by President
Wilson, Btepped out into a little open space,
and sailed in to make a speech. He began
in a commonplace way hy referring to the
greatness of the Brooklyn Union League
Club,branched out in a eulogy of the Union
League, of New York, to which he ascribed
and several other things, ind then began
to carve thick slices of the real meat of his
speech. J
"Other days," he said, "are here,
freighted with new duties and great respon
sibilities. The war drumi are silent and
the battle flags are furled, bnt foes as dan
gerous as America has ever seen threaten
her life to-day. They comi not, as in tbe
dark days of the Bebellionl with the thun
dering tread of armies, butl with the silent
tread of the assassin and thief, Fraud and
corruption walked the land! unabashed and
unrebuked. Political jugglery is fast taking
the place of political integrity. Bights and
privileges that iajeCbetisVurchased by
blood and made sacred by' tears, are offered
for sale by political tradesmen, like peas in
the market or meat in the shambles."
He closed by diving deep into the evils of
trusts and monopolies. After the band had
played something soothing, Senator Hiscock
strode into the arena, shaking his shaggy
mane. After some preliminary taffy for the
club, he said:
"We are in a state of national politics
when the best thought,the highest morality,
and the purest patriotism are required to
guide' the course of political parties. It is
an undoubted fact that the rewards of pri
vate life tend to withdraw men of great
capacity from politics, officehnlding, and
from the administration of public affairs.
The distinction of wealth and social posi
tion incident to success in the pursuits of
private life are usually superior always
equal to the rewards of political life.
l nave read tnat someone said he would
prefer political support from the saloons
rather than from the churches, and I have
heard a distinguished official characterized
as very shrewd because he could hold the
leadership of the criminal class. Intelli
gent, honest and patriotic men ought to
govern this country. If you find them in
the grogshops, then seek political support
and party strength by sympathizing with
their methods and promoting their pros
perity. I don't believe you will. And
otherwise our conduct and the principles of
our party should command the respect and
approval of those to whom the temperance,
morality, general welfare and prosperity of
the people are dear.
"It doesn't require shrewdness to lead a
mob of criminals to success, but only
capacity to descend to their level, and the
audacity to keep to their front; and as good
Government is to increase or decrease, that
leader is to survive or perish. I believe he
will perish. A Bepublican triumph this
fall in New York will strengthen and in
spire the friends of good government for
the next great contest for the Governorship
of New York, when we must elect a states
man in sympathy with a Bepublican Legis
lature; when we must demonstrate that
grog shops are not more powerful than
churches, and that political success cannot
be made permanent by an alliance with
"Who here does not regret the defeat of
Warner Miller? Who in the Democratic
party, desirous of the best State
Government I think there are some
in that party do not regret it?
Warner Miller stood for temperance
and the lightening of taxation upon that
property which feeds, clothes and educates.
The principle will finally triumph, for it is
right New York was the battleground one
year ago. Her feleetoral vote was to decide
tbe contest I doubt if she retains so power
ful a position in 1892. A new census is to
be taken, and the largeT proportional in
crease in population in the last dec
ade will be found in the West
ern States and political power will
follow it This is encouraging to theBe
publicans. New York Citv and Brooklyn
will no longer be able to defeat, in the na
tional result the 80,000 Bepublican major
ity in the balance ot the State by majorities
polled by fraud and crime."
Smoke Poors Throush a Clilcnso Play
house la Volumes.
Chicago, October 5. A fierce blaze in
the hardware storejof Kellogg, Johnson &
Bliss came near creating a panio in the
Grand Opera House to-night Smoke
poured into the playhouse in volumes.
Actor Golden stepped before the footlights
as the curtain fell on the first act and dis
missed the audience, which waj becoming
very uneasy.
The people returned to the street without
accident The fire burned fiercely, and the
smoke was' so dense that several firemen
were overcome. The lors is $75,000.
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...MW , & ?JS,
OCTOBER 6, 1889.
The South American Delegates Spend a Day
In Its Vicinity Visiting the Differ-
cut BlnnnfactnrlnBEstnb-
Boston, October 5. The junketing trip
of the International Congress was continued
to-day. The delegates, who had break
fasted at 6:45 o'clock on board the Puritan,
were hungry when they got off the steamer
at Waltham to see the watch factory. The
party was at once led to a collation spread
for their delectation. The music of the
band drew almost the entire delegation
to the open air windows and encore after en
core kept them bnsy. An inspection oi the
works followed lunch and tHe establishment
was carefully examined. The Brazilians
were particularly interested in a completed
watch whose rim and cases, indeed the en
tire piece save the metal movement, was of
"Brazilian pebble stone. The cost of the
watch is 51,500, the cost of working the
more than1 flinty crystal const ituting the
chief expense.
Edward Everett Hale was of the party at
Waltham. At Framingham all the popula
tion of the town outside of the factory work
ers appeared to have tnrned out The
school children, dressed in their holiday
clothes, were drawn up in adoubleline, and
as the delegates passed between the lines lit
tle girls stepped forward and pinned a bout
toniere on every lapel, which theboys cheered
vociferously and the spectators waved their
Again tbe train was boarded, and in a
short time Ashland was reached. Here are' I
located the leather, boot and shoe works -of
Houghton, Coolidge & Co. Superintendents
Tilton and Temple escorted the party
through the works and showed them the
marvelously rapid and accurate machinery
by which 3,000 pairs of shoes are
turned out daily, a pair being made in 20
minutes. One of the most wonderful ma
chines was one which seizes apiece of wood,
makes its own pegs and puts them in a
double row around a sole iu 14 seconds.
Boston was reached at 6:13 o'clock, and the
party returned to the hotel.
The Standard Oil Company Only Desires to
bo Compensated for Dnmages The
Issnes of tbe Case Not
Properlr Stated.
Toledo, October 6. The Circuit Court
here to-day was engaged in hearing the ap
peal of the Ohio Oil Company from the
order of the Common Pleas Court at Find
lay, dissolving its preliminary injunction
against the Toledo, Findlay and Springfield
Railway, which bad secured right of way
across the land on which the oil company
held leases for oil purposes.
The pleadings filed before the Circuit
Court show that the claim of the oil com
pany has been misrepresented in dispatches
sent out when the injunction-was obtained.
No claim is set up to the exclusive use of
the land for all purposes save the owner's
use thereof, but only the right to occupy
such portions as are necessary for the pro
duction and storage of oil.
The claims ot the oil company in this case
are that the construction of the railway will
impair the value of the lease, by prevent
ing the use of the land it occupies, bv tear
ing up its pipe lines, and compelling a
change in their level to suit the railway
grades, by exposing its wells and tanks to
danger from fire, and therefore, that it is
entitled to compensation, and it asks that
the railway company shall be restrained
from entering its leased lands until it exe
cutes a bond to pay whatever proper dam
ages the oil company shall sustain through
the construction of the road. The decision
of the Cirouit Court will be rendered Mon
While Suffering- From Nervous Depression
She Shoots Herself.
Baltimore, October 5. Mrs. Tunstall
Smith has committed suicide. She was only
27, beautiful and accomplished, was the
wife of one ot Baltimore's substantial busi
ness men, of the wholesale drygoods firm of
Carey, Bayne & Smith, and the daughter of
General B. Snowden Andrews. Mrs. Smith
went shopping this morning, and visited
her mother. Beturning to her home she
talked affectionately with her three small
children, and then instructed their nurse to
take them into the library. This was at 1
r. M. Her husband drove up to the door
half an hour, later and asked a man servant
if Mrs. Smith was ready to take a drive.
The servant returned and said she could not
be found, but that her door was locked. The
door was burst in, and there, stretched upon
the floor, was the lifeless form of his beauti
ful wife.
She held a Smith & Wesson revolver in
in her hand. Her dark hair was dotted
with blood. The bullet had entered one
temple and come out the other. The domes
tio relationship of husband and wife had
been most cordial, but Mrs. Smith had suf
fered for some time with insomnia, melan
cholia and nervous depression. No other
cause can be assigned for the terrible deed.
One Promlnent,Business Man Charged With
the Murder of Another.
Woonsocket, B. L, October 5. Henry
Andrews, a prominent business man, died
this morning at his home here. He was a
large coal dealer, and owner ot the cotton
mills at Farnumsville, Mass. The supposed
cause of his death constitutes a sensation
which has shocked the community. Friday,
September 27, he was involved in an alter
cation over a business matter with William
Blanchard, also a well-known business man.
to whom he had recently sold his retail coal
Bo heated became the quarrel that Blanch
ard struck Andrews with a stick of wood,
knocking him down and inflicting a wound
from the effects of which it is supposed blood
poisoning and death ensued. Andrews and
his family have, during bis illness, been
disposed to exonerate Blanchard from blame.
-Mayor Grant, however, has ordered an
autopsy and Blanchard has been arrested,
charged with assault with a dangerous
The Death of a Young Desperado in the
Oklahoma Conntry.
Guthbie, I. T., October 5. Charles Da
vis, aged only 19 years, but one of the bold
est desperadoes in the Indian Territory and
the leader of a noted band of horse and cattle
thieves, was shot and killed yesterday near
Fleetwood, I, T. Deputy United States
Marshals Turner, Terry and Hart had pur
sued him to a vacant house, which he barri
caded, and from Ms, fortress he defied the
Deputy Hart went for aid, and as soon as
he had left Davis made a break for liberty,
carrying in either hand a revolver. The
deputies opened fire upon him. He turned
in his flight and gave battle, but soon fell
to the ground mortally wounded, and died
iu halt an hour after the fight
One Jealous 14-Yenr-Old Girl Kills a
Toung Playmate ot the Same Age.
New Yobk, October 6. Julia O'Con
ner, aged 14 years, died to-night in the New
York Hospital from the effects a beating
she i-eceived two months ago at the hands of
a girl ot about ber own age, named Maggie
Miller. The girls quarreled about a lad
named "Jaok," who paid attention to both.
Tbe Police sfresearchine tor Mniroln nn a
charge of homicide(
Civil Service Commissioner Eoosevelt
Boasting the1 Last
Removals Made in a Style That Was More
Expeditions Than
Its Bouncer Himself tt be Bounced In Future
Similar Casts.
Civil Service Commissioner Eoosevelt
has made a report upon the manner in
which the Baltimore postoffice has been
conducted for some time past The docu
ment arraigns the management In the most
severe language.
Washington, October 6. Theodore
Booseyelt, of the Civil Service Commission,
has submitted to the full commission a re
port of a short examination, made by him
some months ago, into management ofihe
Baltimore postoffice, in so far as it is af
fected by the civil service law. The report
During the last four years there have been
two heads of tbe Baltimore postoffbe Mr.
Veazy, who held office abont a year and was
ineu allowed to resign, ana nis successor, tne
present Incumbent, Mr. 1 runic Brown. Mr.
VeazvwBi one ot those nrodacts of tbe pat
ronage system whose antics Would be comical
were it not for their deeply tragio effect upon
the public service and uoon honest political
life, and great 'allowance should be made for
Mr. Brown because of tbe condition in which
tbe office was banded over to him byhia prede
cessor; for all tbe evidence tends to show that
Mr. Veazy's administration can only be
It seems likely that be grossly violated tbe
law both as to appointments and removals) he
certainly during bis year of office turned out
four-fifths ot tbe old employes and filled the
places with men, many of them ot such evil
character as to greatly demoralise tbe service.
According to tbe report of Chief Inspector EL
Q. Bathbone, of which Mr. Brown admits tbe
substantial accuracy. In a total of Sffl carriers
and clerics composing the classified service of
tbe Baltimore postofflces, there are now
left bat 11, Mr. Brown says 13. wbo were
in the public employ four years ago.
About 100 additional places have been
created, however, daring this period on ac
count of tbe growth of business. Therefore, of
tbe original force of tbe office, about 90 per
cent has been changed during the last four
years. Most of this change was due to Mr.
Brown's predecessor. Mr. Veazy. Mr. Brown
states that when be took the office he found 103
of tbe old employes still remaining; of this
number, therefore, which had survived tbe
ordeal of Mr. Veazy's rule, Mr. Brown himself
removed 88 per cent. So demoralized was tne
office that be was likewise forced to dismiss
over half of Mr. Veazy's appointees. Even
more extraordinary is tbe fact that- he was
obHgea to dismiss more tban one-fifth of bis
One result of this system is sbown'by the
seemingly almost universal payment 'of cam
paign assessments at election time. Almost
all tbe clerks wbo were questioned admitted
that tbey had voluntarily paid for campaign
purposes sums varying from 2 to 4 per cent of
the salaries.
Mr. Brown states that all tbe removals he
had made were "for cause." and all cases to
promote the efficiency of tbe service, and de
nies that he was Influenced by political consid
erations. Twenty-five of' hisuischarged em
ployes wrote him recently, however, stating
that when they were removed they supposed it
was simply for political reasons and acquiesced
without compuumv but Mr. Brown having
publicly stated that all removals were made
for cause, tbey feel It due to their good-
name to aemana tne, particular? cnargeaoiz
which tliey were severally dismissed. "" -
Mr. Brows says it would now be impossible
for him to famish such particulars. What
ever may be said in favor of not making
charges against a dismissed man, so as to spare
bim tbe additional hardship of injuring his
character and preventing bis getting employ
ment elsewhere, it seems a cruel wrong to
assert that a manias been dismissed for ample
cause and yet to decline to let him know what
the cause is. In view of the condition of tbe
office when passed over to Mr. Brown, and in
view also of tbe absence, hitherto of any set
tled policy in the matter ot removals, I am
unwilling td make any recommendation in this
case, but I am prepared to recommend what I
deem tbe proper course of action for the future
in all snch cases.
If In the classified service, an appointing of
ficer has made a "clean sweep" in an office, as
where 90 odd per cent of the old employes
have been dismissed, or if he has removed (or
Is removing) a very large percentage of tbe
employes whether 80 per cent or a less num
ber, but at any rate one so large as to raise the
presumption that the removals have been for
political reasons and if he can give no ade
quate and satisfactory reasons therefor, then
be sbonld be deemed to have violated tbe civil
service law and sbould be himself dismissed, or
bis resignation requested.
This report has been forwarded to the
Postmaster General by the full commission,
who append their approval and suggest
that the recommendations contained therein
be adopted.
A Bnltlmoro Man Keeps Tils Threat of
Eloping With a Widow.
Baltimobe, October 5. Mr. Thomas V.
Moffett, a well-known citizen of East Balti
more, and a dashing widow, have simul
taneously disappeared. Moffett leaves a
wife and four children, who are now
depending on relations for support
He had lived very happily with his
wife, who had no intimation of her hus
band's intentions. Some time in August a
relative died, leaving a small estate.
Thomas' share amounted to 600. Tom,
who had begun to drink, grew worse after
this receipt, and for a few days before his
departure he was constantly under the in
fluence of liquor. One day he surprised his
wife by telling her that he intended to leave
her and would take the widow with him.
Mrs. Moffet paid no attention to the re
mark, and thought he was fooling. He did
mean it. however, and immediately set
about getting ready, to leave town. He
made a confident of a colored man named
Dan, who took their trunk down to the
Baltimore and Ohio depot and had itjput on
the Western train that leaves at 10 o'clock.
They are thought to be at Kansas City.
Moffett is 43 years of age, and the widow
about 32.
The Swiss Government Is Sorry for tbe Ar
rest of Dtr. Coates.
Washington, October 5. It is under
stood that tbe Swiss Government has made
an apology to United States Minister Wash
burne for the indignity offered to Mr.
Charles E. Coates, of Baltimore, who, while
traveling in Switzerland last summer, was
arrested and confined iu a filthy and dark
cell without anv charge having been pre
ferred against him.
Dropped Down an Elevator Shaft.
Belletohte, October 6. A shocking
accident occurred here this evening about 6
o'clock at the stack of the Bellefonte Fur
nace Company. The elevator had just
ascended with its load, and a Hungarian
stepped on to take off the barrow, when sud
denly, without any warning, the cable
broke. The elevator and Hungarian were
precipitated to tbe bottom, breaking nearly
every bone in his body, and mashing his
head. He died instantly. The shaft was
75 feet deep.
iu -". iJ
publicans How Ateost Ready to
the Governor and Iegts4-
o Beta nave Been Paid
T Yet, However.
TSn riAtniu, k xn,nA 4a
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wst ready to coneede
t. .-J .1.- TT 1ni.A
both the
to the Demi
.- V, x j in
i.'A jwui not itowuiu
coiyVmade, for the reawra
the official
that the result isSe enough to warrant
them in claiming at least the Legislature.
This is no ordinary election. k The re
sult in many counties is so close
that 20 votes might change it,v and
in such a state of affairs the only thing to do
is to wait for the full returns. la several
country precincts no, tally was made of the
vote except that made ,by the judges .of
election, and those are now sealed and in
tbe hands of tbe various county clerks,
awaiting the official count. Acoorcjiug to'
the law tbe official count must be made
within IB days after the election, or may be
made sooner if the returns are all in. It is
expected the official count in most of the
important counties will, be, made by the
middle of next week.
On the face of the returns to-night the
Democrats have .elected the Governor.and
the majority of the Iegtlatare, hut by
margins so narrow that tho full coast may
upset either. Individual .Senablioans con
cede the Governor to .the Deraoorats sad '
are half convinced that tbe legislature
Democratic, but the Bepublican Press and
State Committee concede neither. Tbe
Republicans now claim the Legislature by
one or two, while the Democrats claim it by
five to seven. The official count In this
county will be made Monday.
A curious condition of affairs prevails
among the sporting fraternity owing to the
close election Though Carter, Repub
lican, is elected- to Congress by a majority
of 1,600 oyer Msginms, Democrat, the
Democrats will not give up any bets on
Carter's election until the Republicans give
up the moneybet on the Governorship, as a
contest is hinted at over the latter. The
Republicans who bet on Power wisely re
fuse to pay their bets until it is decided.
Meanwhile, from $70,000 to $100,000 remains
idle in the hands of the stakeholders in
Helena and Butte.
A Woman Once Wealthy Expires WfcHe
Scrubbing; for Her Zdvlng.
BEOOKX-srar, N. Y., October B. Mrs,
Henry Corr, the widow of a former superin
tendent of the poor, died suddenly yester
day', in the county Court House, where she
was employed as a scrub woman'. She was
engaged cleaning the corridor in the morn
ing when she complained of a pain in her
back. She told a young man employed
In the building to go for a priest.
She died ' soon after the clergy
"man came. "It Is believed' that' death, was
due to fatty degeneration of the heart. Her
'husband, Henry Con? was superintendent
of the poor long before the present board of
commissioners of charities was organized.
Before that he had bees both alderman aad
t Corr was at one time the owner of consid
erable property here, and had a clear, title to
some of tbe choicest pieces of real estate in
the city, but some unlucky speculations
made him poor, and before he died, about
five years ago, his houses, fast horses and
money had all disappeared. Recently a
daughter employed in one of the Brooklyn
big dry goods stores died suddenly.
A Mew and Fascinating Gams Causes
Fmrrir.nr.fiiiuitTnnrlnMpiwvi '
Ne-W Obleans, October B. The Chief
of Police has strictly carried out the
Mayor's orders in regard to gambling, and
closed all gambling institutions. The order
embraced poker club rooms, high ball
poker, faro and monte bank, roulette, etc.
This war on the gamblers, it is said, grew
out of the facts that high ball poker had re
cently ruined several young men, and that
youth of tender age had been enticed into
the games and in certain instances accom
modations were provided for them, where a
10-cent-limit had been established.
"The "high ball" game was being run In
several prominent billiard halls In this city,
and the game is said to be so fascinating
that at least one well-known merchant was
wrecked by it. All these places have now
been closed, together with the other eaines
mentioned. It was understood at first that
the poolrooms would be included in the
sweep, but they were not disturbed.
A Georgia Rearo Shot for Not Leaving When
Told to Do So.
Atlanta, Ga., October 6. Men who
come in from Harris county report that
George Washington Gordon and his wife,
were picking cotton when a sharp report of
a gun was heard and Gordon fell to the
ground dead. The murderer wore
a mass and nred tne snot from
the public road. Then he walked
down tbe road, whistling a lively tune.
He met Mr. Crockett Whitten, and said:
"I killed a negro down there." Some time
ago a negro school teacher named Jackson
opened a scnool at Brown's ChapeL He
told the negroes to insist on being treated as
the social equals of the whites.
Jackson was run out of the county three
weeks ago, and last week the house in
which he had been teaching school was
"burned. Gordon was one of Jackson's
warmest supporters, Ten days ago he re
ceived notice to leave the community.
A Disappointed Banker Brings Salt Against
a Commercial Agency.
Toledo, October 5. Charles H. Nichols,
of Kansas City, brought suit here to-day in
the Common Pleas Court against Brad
street's, tbe well-known commercial agency,
for defamation of character, asking for
S50.000 damages. Nichols is an old resident
of Toledo, but removed to Kansas City in
1887, where he engaged in business. He
claims that Bradstreet't, in their special re
port concerning his business standing, rep
resented him as dishonest and unworthy of
He has recently been attempting f o organ
ize a banking company in Kansas City, and
claims tbat, through these reports, capital
ists who had promised to take stock refused
to do so, and the project fell through.
Nichols returned to his home in Toledo,
where be brings suit, as the allegations of
Bradstreet't agency are based, he says, on
his former career here.
The Shortage of the Brown University Keg
Istrar to he Ulade Good.
Pbovidence, B. L, October 5. It is es
timated that the shortage of Gilman P.
Eohinson, Registrar of Brown University,
Is about $0,000., His father, Dr. Bobinson,
ex-President of the institution, has prom
ised to make.tbe amount good. Dr. Bobin
son has little property, and it will take
nearly all of it to carry out his pledge.
Dr.' Bobinson secured the appointment of
his son as the registrar for the purpose of
keeping him where he could watch him all
tbe time, and it was with considerable mis
giving that, the board consented to this, but
they, did assent for his sake. The objec
tions brought up at the time were that he
was inclined to be dissipated.
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During a LiYdjyIew'!etWtai tml
how yoi mm was ommrm
By New JulTUmmt fHtcty m4 Airj
vlsVff,Vff& nvni'iaM
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Twaty.RTe Mtoeawa ns MM Is sW
, , , ssrifes J ''-yjji
AaexeiUw: tjBe washad.osr.ste.
bratfea ef Yosa ipr ia KWTrlir
The Pioseers' 'of Liberty, me Tswssio4sst1
Hebrews, held a ball d4riaj tfce afcssrvatUa
ofthedavbv their orthodeaC BHShl'ia. aostt
slittle blood was W & to,sWs4-f
New Yobk: Oetefeer 8. A Mite Mtd
was split over fee attempt of fee Ptuaiisajf
Liberty fe have fun oa the dy ef Ism jtf
brewYom Kimst fast When am
tioaof aos-betieving Hebrew was!
out of ClareadW Hall es Triday sH
leaders made harried
holding their bll at Labor Ljuiian
ine. 25 East Toarth street. Zm
fast ended at sgadown te-day; imi. ia
,io eaphaewerkkeir jeaeotatat e-csv-stta
terfereaee ef me orthodox -Hui ?
Pioneers of Lty deternsised te Mi
'ball ia the .daytkae, Saturday,
within hearing of a big coDpogaHesi etfj
lievers. who obeerved the dav wttkaasw
priate oereaoaies at Everett Ball, , kj
few doors from the Labor,!?
protrraasse was earried est, aad
and speech making' ia aMernasiaa
Bregress from 8 o'eloekr A. at
down, at tho Pioaeers headqasHtefe.
The sidewalk aad then the street ia
ef both halls oa Toarth strew
blocked with people earlv'ia 'the
There was uo violence until sfeottlr
o'clook. aad aeeounts dtffcr about the
act of atreressieB. 3be first ftsttss Wsra
young Christian, who had. TMea seatfer Hh
Jw tin flrnwil m Ha 9ttfnnasd te esBBsr-SsBi"
porch. He was badiy poandaa. stdeifq
bis clothes were torn off hn Bee esse ajs
eseaned Into the buildraz AmtlwHst'
which bled freely, made hiss aaasarte hafl
'worse hurt tbau he was.
A few miaates later twePfaastsg wen
seized by the crowd ami. ro-mhiy hasWWad, -tj
but tbey saeeeeded la Weenaf away, sssa
started oa a ran fer Broadway wttft
in full cry parsaiag thesa. The ofcaee-W;'
continued into Broadway, where the Asat-
tlves met two poUeeatea. The two --
which instantly came late play were l
in eheckintt the chase. The crowd. went
hack to Fourth street and coaiiaesd. te-j'
make things lively in. front of-botl
Hall and the headquarters of the
of Liberty. Before 11 o'clock, heweVer, ta.
Teservea from the Mereer street atatiea
swooped down upon them, end the' 8isnfla,
fled. Twenty-five policemen Kaed ,
sides ot the street the rest of the day: -'
ane memoers oi oraoeaex iiniigiiisja m
tion, which eeeapiad Everett Btsti, assert jf
tbrttthe bob-BuHbt bw were resfeeaMs'jr
the vieleaee. The Pioneers ef Hearty itmrh -
'this, and declare they slanly asset ted fhsjfc,
rights in holding a hall, wakfe did atiftU'
teriers witu aayoouy.
as most of the violenee toekp&ee ia fmt
ot tne Aycenm onuaing, ana not ia nee ex '
Everett Hall, the story of the Pfeaeestr J
seems tne most oreaiDie. use ot ter1wi
leaders said: "Some ChrisHaaa aoa't JHse
Bob Ingersoll, but I never heard of their at-j
tacking him or the people who attsad svia!
lectures, w e ciaira ana nave aosertott ectore
the same rights that Bob Iagersell aad WJ.
followers have. We don't believe isi sh
relicion of the orthodox Hebrews. Ikk w7t
haven't interferred with them in say wy,,.
ana we uon t propose to auow isesa e j-;
. e t.L if JF,
KZiens wuu us. rv
The Pioneers of Liberty have passed rile
lutions denouncing the aetiou of Prewlstevl
Sharmann, of Clarenda Hall, ia leeksaf-fq
uum out on x nuay evening, asu saey wsjbj
labor organizations to boycott him. XMtfj
say iney wuisue mm rer aamages.
A Few of the Interesting Feataree ef TMa
Morning's Issac.
Once again The Dispatch presents MeK te j
Its readers ia 20-page form, every eelaam of
which Is replete with interest: The aes
from abroad la bright and chatty,, '
and, among other thisaa, prelates tee
complete downfall of Boulaager. The do
mestic and local sews Is complete ia every de- i
tall, and last, but not least. In the opteJea of
baseball enthusiasts, a full account Is gives of
tbe New Yorks capture of the League pennants
The second and third parts of the paper are
devoted largely to articles of pronoun ood IKer-? -
ary interest and merits the merelsspertaat ot
which are as follows:
Part IX 3
Pas .
Joshna, a Story of the Exodas.PBOr,exose Bbms
A French Vineyard HxsstHatxs
A Prince of Acton M. Jf.,
ragiju. - a
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pontics in irrsnce.... .viansoss buiih
Ocean Qreybonnds A. B. Ssakan'
Banting the Coon .W. COTXXKDewf5e
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uy. xi. a;
Heaven's Open Door Gxoasw HOP HTM
Wants, To Lets, iror Bales, etc.
Page 13,
Society. Dramatic
Unite. Art.
Badness Cards.
Q. A. B, Sews Financial.
Educational Motes.
Business Cards.
Oriental Congress .JaHISTaTTHattikb
An Ocean Voyage OLTVxaOraO
Eyery-Dsy Science .........Stati Wbm
Business Cards. .Z.2
Bars to Matrimony. Tsx DccimaO
Do You Eat Hekles? "$
Cbxvaltxsq.Jacxsos; m.i
An Ancient Sport. WmttitlDWirnii
national Goard Notes. yK
Easiness Card.
Page IS.
AUeteorle Career Statt ConnxsrosroawT
Amusement Announcements.
Bnslnesj Cards.
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Allah Is Great TniSK Q. CaSPAwts
Bne is Yet Our Mary ...Blaicblt
Babies In the Park ....BEWAXBt .M
PltUburg Italians ................Yeess
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Beauty at tbe Bath CLaHABkiji
Bismarck: at Work. ITBKjwc
Lone Woman's Work........ saaupr Bas
A -Nervous People DS. A. MeL. BASS.:
Tbe Fireside Bphtnz; E. B. fTTinm nam
Business Cards.
Page U.
The Dragon's ToBjme....KKseTHi
Koyaltyat Work 0uva WMtesr l'
Paris uooieTaras..... rMjnc leafier
Morals and Manners:....... ...A nsTWTUsI
Bastaess Gsra. .
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