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THE' PITTSBURG DISPAT01
'SUNDAY, " OCTOBER 13, ' 1889."
Bismarck is Using His Persua
sive Powers Upon the
A LITTLE COERCION, TOO.
The British Squadron at Kiel Sta
tioned There for a Purpose.
S01TE CLEVER DIPLOMACY DISPLAYED
The Czar l Terr Courteous bat Declines lo
Commit "lllmicir Another Confcrcnco
Will bo Ucld To-Morrow The German
Political Sitnatlon A Dclccnte Ap
pointed to Ibe International Maritime
Conference at Washington Tbc United
Males and ibe Sandwich Islands.
- Prince Bismarck is trying to persuade
the Czar tbat the present European alli
ance is for peaceful purposes only. The
English squadron stationed at Kiel, how
ever, pnts a different construction upon
the situation. The Russian monarch has
so far made no definite statement as to his
intentions. Germany has appointed a
delegate to the Maritime Conference at
tcorvxiGHT, 1S89, nr TnK sew yoek associated
Berlin, October 12. Prince Bismarck
will bae another conference with the Czar
to-morrow or Monday morning. Yesterday's
conference was chiefly occupied by Prince
Bismarck in reading to the Czar memoranda
on the aims of the European alliance of
The exact terms of ibe memoranda haven't
been divulged, but semi-official hints perco
lating through the foreign office suggest that
the Chancellor tried to convince the Czar
that the alliance was non-aggressive and di
rected tow ard the realization ot the objects
ol the Berlin treaty; that Germany was
specially interested in the preservation of
peace, and as a final and impressive stroke,
tbat all the great powers excepting France
wergunited to prevent or shorten a European
COUETEOITS, AT LEAST.
The Czar's subsequent friendly and even
amiable demeanor toward Prince Bismarck
proves that he took the Chancellor's exposi
tion with good-natured courtesy. Yet, if a
semi-official note in the inspired Hamburg
Correspondence be true, Prince Bismarck
must have implicitly menaced the Czar
with arguments based upon the explicit
engagements of England and Turkey to
support the Triple Alliance.
The presence of an English squadron at
Kiel was meant to impress upon the Czar
the fact of English co-operation, just as
Emperor "William's visit to Constantinople
marks the absorption of Turkey into the
THE CHANCELLOB'S PLANS.
Prince Bismarck is represented as advis
ing the Czar that in view of this coalition
what Russia had best do is to accept a policy
of conciliation, recognize Prince Ferdinand
as ruler of Bulgaria, and aid the other
great powers in effecting a permanent peace
programme that will ultimately result in
decreased armaments and the increased
prosperity of the different peoples.
The Chancellor's fidelity toward Austria
is not now doubted in the Vienna official
circles. Immediately upon his return here
on Thursday Prince Bismarck received the
Austrian embassador. Articles published
iu the official Abend Post and Fremdenblatt
on the following day express supreme confi
dence that nothing will be done in Berlin to
weaken mutual ties. The Tremdenblatt
hopes thSl the meeting will have weighty
consequences, remove the misunderstanding
about toe objects of the allied powers, and
induce the Czar to assist in giving Europe
a sense ot permanent security.
The official press here remains silent on
the probable results until the Czar's depart
ure. The Xational Gazette records the" im
pression of the highest circles that the visit
will increase the cordiality of the relations
between the two monarchs, without altering
the political situation. The Cologne Gazette
trusts the Czar will realize the fact that no
power in the European alliance desires
aught but peace, and that the alliance relics
upon its strength ultimately to enforce
The gracious behavior of the Czar toward
Prince Bismarck at last evening's dinner in
the Schloss is a notable change from his
aversion to accord the Chancellor an inter
view. After the banquet the guests ad
jonrncd to the picture gallery, where the
Czar chatted with the Chancellor freely.
"While conversing, the Czar, noticing that
Bismarck stood, wheeled his arm chair to
ward him, referred to his long day's exer
tions and begged him to sit down.
A GOOD DIPLOMAT.
"While the Chancellor was thus seated the
Czar remained ktaiiding, bending over him
and talking in an obviously unrestrained
and pood humored manner. The Emperor
was highly pleaa2d by the Czar's attentions.
Prince Bi-marck returns to Fricdrichsruhe
on Tuesday. Prior to his departure he
,-wil! hold a ministerial council, at which
the Emperor will preside. This will be the
last council before Emperor William starts
for Italy. In the absence of the Emperor
and the Chancellor, Herr von Boetticher
will read the speech from the throne at the
opening of the Reichstag.
Ahe Jimperor Mas permitted Count Von
"Waldersee to give iree vent to his irritation
nt the attacks of the press upon his sus
pected aspiration for political power.
AVriling to the JCalional Gazette, Count
Voa "Waldersee protests against these in
clinations. He declares that he serves the
Emperoras a soldier, that he has no party
organ, and that he does not want to be
dragged into political discussions.
HOT A POLITICIAN.
The letter is associated with a general
overturning of the ultra Conservatives. The
jToTtli German Gazette makes the leaders of
the ultra Conservatives responsible for
statements of their party organ, the Kreuz
Zeitung, which fix upon Count Von Wal
dersee the stigma of co-operation in in
trigues against the Chancellor and Count
The Cartel newspapers do not hesitate to
trample upon the fallen foe They are not
content with the withdrawal of Baron Ham
incrstein from the Conservative Committee
and the submissive attitude of the ultra
Conservatives, but demand nothing short
of the dissolution of the extreme right and
it absorption into the Cartel party.
Mninwhilit lh ultra - Conservatives.
thoroughly disorganised and 'cowed into si
lence, await the reassembling of the whole
the whole j
group after the opening of the Beichstag, J
when an effort will be made to reorganize
under new leaders.
TO COME TO AMERICA.
Herr Sieveking, President of the Han
seatic Court of Hamburg, and a noted au
thority on maritime law, will be the lead
ing. German delegate to the "Washington
Maritime Congress. He is instructed to
ask the congress to extend its programme
beyond the technical questions and consider
general international maritime laws, with a
view to the acceptance of principles regu
lating the settlement ol disputes like the
Behring Sea fishery troubles.
If the congress adheres to the present
limits of the programme Herr Sieveking
will propose a subsequent special confer
ence on excluded questions. This line of
action will probably be arranged in con
junction with England.
AMERICA CAJt HAVE THEM.
English Tories Willing; the United States
Shonld Annex the Sandwich Islands.
London, October 12. The Times says
that in view of the amount of English capi
tal invested iu trie Sandwich Islands, En
gland could not sec them pass into the hands
q any foreign power with indifference, but
that their acquisition by the United States
would be regarded with more equanimity
than their spoliation by any European
power, to which the British Government
would never submit. The whole tone of the
article points to a desire that the United
States Government nay see its way clear to
gobble the islands and the writer's intention
is evidently to encourage Uncle Sam to
adopt such a course.
If the present Tory Government, of which
the Times is to some extent the mouthpiece,
has any ax to grind by inviting the United
States to depart from its traditional policy
of minding its own business, few people on
tins side 01 the water expect to see it suc
ceed. "Well-informed men here understand
that a scheme for the acquisition of terri
tory thousands of miles distant from its
shores is not likely to find favor in Amer
ica. MAJOR BURKE COMINU BACK.
He Expects to Snil for the United States
iBT CABLE TO THB DIEFATCB.I
London, October 12. Major Burke is
still here, ill and confined to his room, and
looking at least ten years older than he did
a week ago. He expects to sail next
"Wednesday and is still confident that
he can explain the serious charges which
have been brought against him. One of the
company schemes which Major Burke
has been engaged upon here, the
Honduras Retire Gold Mining Com
pany, was brought out to-day.
Its share capital is 150,000 in 1 shares,
of which 40,000 are now offered to the
public John A. Morris, of New York, is
named as one of the directors. The two
other companies, in which Major Burke is
interested will come out next week.
CHINESE ACTORS IN TROUBLE.
The Theatrical Venture In New Tork Not
an Immense Success.
Net Yobk, October 12. The Swentien
Lok Royal Chinese Dramatic Company,
which has been giving performances at the
Oriental Theater, in the Bowery, for the
past two months, has cone out of exist
ence and the members of the company are
looking for means to keep themselves alive.
For a time the theatrical venture was1 suc
cessful, but its novelty soon wore off, and it
is said that the last of $16,000, which was
subscribed by Tom Lee, the Chinese Deputy
Sheriff, and a band of his countrymen, was
spent to pay last week's expenses.
Tom Lee, however, has not given up hope
of establishing a permanent Chinese thea
ter. He has engaged a new company of six
Chinese actors, who recently arrived in
California from China, and will
open the Oriental again as soon
as they arrive here. He has
sent 51,555 to his agent in San Francisco
to pay their expenses here and expects them
to arrive in a day or two. These men, Tom
Lee savs, are all "stars." They occupy the
same position on the Chinese stage as Daly's
company does here, and he feels sure that
their drawing powers will keep the theater
on a paying basis until the end of the year,
when his lease of the building expires.
Should the venture prove a success the the
ater will be leased for another year.
AN APPEAL TO HARRISON.
The Liquor Element Claims That North
Dakota Really Went Wet.
Bismaeck, IT. Dak., October 12. Mr.
Clodkind, wholesale liquor dealer of this
city, makes the point that prohibition has
not carried in North Dakota because
the separate clause on that question
did not receive a majority of all the
votes cast for the instrument itself, but only
a majority of all the votes cast on the rlanu
A majority of all votes cast for the consti
tution was in round numbers 19,750, and
the vote for the separate clause section was
less than 19.000.
He cites the language of the admission
act in proof of his position, construing it to
mean that the majority for a separate prop
osition must at least be equal to a majority
of all the votes cast for the Constitution.
He has submitted the question to
his lawyer and will call President Harri
son's attention to the apparent conflict He
hopes the President will interpret the ad
mission act as he does, and bold that the same
has not been complied with as far as the
separate clause is concerned.
Ruben Smith Had His Faeo Badly Battered
About 11:30 o'clock last night ex-Officer
Ruben Smith while on his way home was
notified that a man was being beaten to
death in an alleyway off SmallmanJ street.
The ex-officer hurried to the scene and there
found a man whose face was beaten in a
horrible manner. The patrol wagon was
called and the man taken to the Central sta
tion. Inspector McAleese on seeing the
man's condition ordered him to be taken to
the Homeopathic Hospital.
At the hospital he gave his name as Ed
ward Kalone, and said he was a blacksmith
and worked for Carnegie, Phipps & Co.
Kalone's face was in a horrible condition.
His front teeth had been knocked out, hw
eves aud lips were double their natural
size, aud he was covered with blood to his
waist. He was somewhat intoxicated and
could give no information as to who as
saulted him or the reason therefor.
Governor Fornker at ttenbenvllle.
rSrXCIAI..TELBOBAlt TO TKX DISPATCH.!
Steubenvixle, October-12. Governor
Foraker addressed a large audience here
this evening. It was hoped that he would
touch upon the Halstead-Campbell forgery
incident, ana borne disappointment was felt
that he did not.
The State Through at Johnstown.
rSrECIALTKLEGKAX TCTHZ UISFATCH. I
Johnstown, October 12. The State
workmen were all paid to-day and many of
the men have left town. Captain Hamilton
will take down his tents " and "Captain
Hamilton" will on Monday be a thing of
the past f
Tendered Their Resignations.
"Washington, October .12. A. G.
Riddle, Attorney of the District of Colum
bia, and Henry E. Davis, the assistant at
torney, to-day tendered to the District Com
missioners their resignations, which have
Died While Undergoing nn Operation.
Kansas City, Mo., October 12. Mrs.
E. F. Forrest, a middle-aged woman, died
this afternoon while under the influence of
chloroform dnrin? an operation nn hr pvm
bv Dr. F..B. Bifiany at the All Saints Hos-
AGAINST ANY CHANGE.
A Portion at an Episcopal Committee De
nounces ibe Revised Version of
the Biblo No Alteration
Shonld be Made la the
New Yobk, October 12. The event of
the day in the Protestant Episcopal Con
vention was the minority report of the Com
mittee upon the Revision of the Prayer
Book. Here are some of the arguments ad
vanced against continuance of the work of
It is true that forms may he changed without
change In the substance, but it is equally true
tbat continual change or agitation for change
in the lorm, cannot but excite uneasines,
shake the f eeiing of confidence and security with
which devout people rested upon the precious
formularies of the prayer book and impair the
unquestioning loyaltv which Is the very foun
dation of the Christian character. The last
and fatal result of familiarizing the minds
of our people with alterations in the
prayer book as a common and easy thing,
must inevitably be to arouse questions about
the expression of. doctrine, either in its de
votional form throughout the book
or in the Venerable and sacred
symbol of the faith itself. It is
probable that nothing which has occurred in
onr generation not all the assaults of skeptical
criticism from without has so shaken the
ancient reverenco for the sacred Scriptures
In the minds of Christians at large as the pub
lication of the revised version of the Bible.
It was equally inevitable and was not unfore
seen at the beginning of the present movement,
that to bring the prayer book into the arena
of discussion and change wonid have
& strong tendency to produce sim
ilar consequences in the attitude of
men's minds toward the time-honored lorms of
devotion, which are so precious a part of our
heritage from the ancient church and fostering
a spirit of Indifference, would open
the door to far wider departures from
the old standards than the promoters
of revision could ever bavo contemplated.
Such results are no less probable, whetber the
definite proposals for alteration at any time are
generally good or whether they aro bad, if the
process be continued through a series of years,
and new changes are constantly being intro
duced. HALF-BREEDS MAKE TK0UBLE.
They Assault nn Editor Who Was Conferring
With an Indian-Tribe.
Guthrie, L T., October 12. "W. P.
Thompson, editor of the Guthrie Daily
2Tews, and attorney for the Iowa Indians,
returned here to-day after having experi
enced outrageous treatment at the Otoe
reservation. He went there last "Wednesday
with two interpreters in his capacity as at
torney for the lowas, to consummate the
plan for the removal of the tribe of 80 per
sons from their own reservation near
Guthrie to that of the Otoes. All
the preliminaries of the transfer
having been previously arranged,
The pow-wow was in full progress be
tween Thompson and his interpreters and
Chiefs "White Horse, Running Elk, Little
Bear and Arctic Eater, of the Otoes, when
a party of half-breed scouts, who were hos
tile to" the proposed removal of the lowas to
their reservation, made an attack upon the
The interpreters took to the woods and
Thompson managed to reach Red Rock sta
tion. There he was discovered by the pur
suing Otoe scouts, who, at the point of a
musket, marched him to the agent's
house, where he was examined. He
was finally allowed to go after
being refused food and shelter and was
obliged to walk to the nearest station. This
treatment of Thompson is supposed to have
been dictated by the fear that he would be
instrumental in causing the Otoes to consent
to opening their lands to settlement.
THE LAST OF THE TRIO.
Thomas Gray Takea to Jail, Under Three
Thomas Gray, the Baltimore man who
was arrested on October 8 in company with
W. F. Hawes and John Davis, was taken
from the Central police station to the coun
ty jail by Officer Fitzgerald last evening.
Inspector McAleese made three informa
tions against Gray, charging him with steal
ing tobacco from Alien Kirkpatrick & Co.,
embalmer's tools from J. J. Giltinan, of
Flannery's undertaking establishment, and
overcoats from L. Susman & Son. In each
case his bail was fixed at $500 for a hearing
next Tuesday. Inspector McAleese was un
able to secure any information from the
prisoners, who are very tight-mouthed.
Photographs of the men have been taken
and will be sent to other cities.
AN INSANE WOMAN,
After Attacking- Her Danghter-In-Iiaw,
Sets Fire to Her Clothing-.
Marshall, Minn., October 12. Mrs.
Leavitt, mother of Mrs. Frank Beed, oi this
city, became violently insane to-day. This
morning she suddenly attacked Mrs. Reed,
who, after a desperate struggle, threw
her to the floor, where she held
her for over two hours, un
til nearly exhausted. "When she could
no longer stand the strain she snatched up
her nfant and escaped to the nearest neigh
bor's for assistance. Mr. Reed reached the
house shortly afterward and found Mrs.
Leavitt enveloped in flames, she having set
fire to her clothing. She was fatally burned
and cannot live.
GAS IN THE WEST.
The Natural Article Believed to Have Been
Found Nrnr Ogdrn.
Ogden, Utah, October 12. A curious
natural phenomenon was observed near
here in an artesian well, bored for water at
a depth of 63 feet. The cap was blown off
the pipe, and, with a roar like
thunder, mud and gas began to es
cape through the tube. Light being
applied, a flame of intense heat, with a
draft like a blast turnace, followed. The
wcirdness of the spectacle and the tre
mendous noise during the day and night
attract many visitors and terrify simple
folks of the neighborhood. Scientists pro
nounce the discovery real gas.
AGAINST THE STANDARD.
Tho Monopoly' Has No Bight on Leased
Ground Except Oil and Gas Privileges.
. Toledo, October 12. The Circuit Court
to-day sustained the decision rendered re
cently by Judge Pendleton, in Common
Pleas Court at Fiudlay. The suit was
brought by the Standard Oil Company to
prevent a railroad from being huiit along
territory which had been leased by the com
pany for gas and oil purposes, the Standard
Company claiming to own the entire right,
except for agricultural purposes. This was
A Whole Villa ce Destroyed.
Someeset:, Kt., October 12. The vil
lage of Norwood, four miles north of here,
was destroyed by fire last night. Only one
house is left. Two persons are missing. The
fire started from an explosion of a keg of
gunpowder. The loss is not yet known.
A Reception to General Alger.
Chicago, October 12. At a meeting of
G. A. R. posts to-night, held at the Sher
man House, a committee was selected to ar
range for a reception to General Alger on
October 23, and to provide for an escort for
the General from the deuot to his-hotel.
Drowned Near Lock No. 1.
Harry Brown, S years of age, li vine at
Ko. 626 Second avenue, went Bkiff riding
yesterday. He tumbled out of the boat in
the vicinity of Lock No. 1. His body was
found an hour afterward. An inquest will
be held to-morrow.
Don't Wont' Prohibition.
Habctobd, Conn., October 12. Re
turns from all but one of the 168 towns of
the State show that the majority against the
prohibition amendment is 27,246. Under
th 1rwal nntinn Intra A3 tnwti tronf wof a
gain of three, and 85 dry.
WAR AGAINST WIRES
Receives a Fresh Impetus From Line
man John Feeks' Death.
MAYOR GRANT TAKES ACTION
To Have AH Badly Insulated Wires Cat
IHE COMPANIES WILL MAKE A FIGHT,
And Several Hue Already Seenred Injunctions to Im
Lineman John Feeks' horrible death if)
New York has given fresh life to war
against overhead wires. Mayor Grant is
prepared to wage a vigorous warfare, but is
impeded by injunctions gotten out by the
electric light companies.
IsrsCIAL TZLIOSAX TO Till DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, October 12. The death
agony of Lineman John E. Feeks high on
a telegraph pole in the sight of horror
stricken thousands of citizens has given a
mighty stir to all this question of the
haphazard transmission of high tension
electrical currents through a center
of population. The Mayor to-day, as
spokesman of the Board of Electrical Con
trol, ordered all unsafe, electric light cir
cuits cut out and the currents turned off.
The principal companies responded with in
junctions, and a fight against the very ex
istence ot the Board of Electrical Control is
A test of the immediate public interest
which has been aroused was made on the
very pole on which Feeks died. A tin
cracker box with a glass front was hunted
up and at 7 o'clock this morning was nailed
to the telegraph pole. Over the box was placed
the inscription: "Subscriptions for the
family of tht unfortunate lineman who met
a horrible death at this pole Friday, Octo
ber 11. Subscriptions for the family will be
forwarded daily bv Edward C. Coogan, 18
A GENEROUS PUBLIC RESPONSE.
t Placards were tacked to the pole on every
side with the appeal, "Help the victim's
widow." and "Don't forget the victim's
family." In six hours just J399 04 had come
in. John Carroll, of the District
Attorney's office, added 96 cents
to it, making it jnst 400.
The box was replaced at 2 o'clock, and at 6
o'clock there was iu it 5422 28 more, mak
ing $822 20 for ten hours. The box will go
up on the pole again at 6 a. m. and again
on Monday as well. The money collected
to-day will be sent to the widow to-morrow.
As to Feeks' death, Mr. "Wheeler, the
city's expert, told the Board of Electrical
Control he had examined the pole and
wires. They were principally telegraph
and telephone wires on the pole, with two
wires of an electric power company. He
had visited the power company's plant
and found that their current as generated
by an Edison dynamo, was not Jdanger
ous to life, but he found that there was a
loop oi the United States Illuminating Com
pany's wire within a half a stretch of the
pole, and thought it very likely that the
wire that Feeks was handling may have
sagged and crossed it.
THE BOABD ENJOINED.
The board adjourned to meet Monday at
11 A. M. The members were just rising
from their seats when Commissioner Gilroy
rusnea into tne room in a state ot considera
ble excitement and said: "I am notified
that an injunction order has been issued.
(To the corporation counsel.) I would like
to ask whether that is a sufficient service or
whether I can go on cutting down wires."
On returning to his office Mr. Gilroy sent
out to all of the electric light companies
this1 notice: "You, are hereby notified that
in accordance with directions received by
his honor, the Mayor, this department will
proceed at once, beginning this day, to re
move all electric light wires in this
city which are at this date improperly
insulated in violation of the rules and
regulations of the Board ot Electrical Con
trol. You are further notified to immediately
shut off the electric current from all such
electric light wires under your control, and
that yon will be held responsible for any ac
cident or injury to personor property which
may be caused by the existence of such
TBEATED WITH CONTEMPT.
The companies with injunctions of course
paid no attention to this letter, and the
Manhattan companies, which are under one
management, also served an injnnction.
The East River and Mount Morris com
panies were aoout'all that Mr. Gilroy could
touch, and the circuits controlled bv these
concerns are small compared with the
others. The Brufh and United States lines
were the ones that Mr. "Wheeler was aching
to get at. It was decided-, however, to make
a raid upon bad insulation within the prov
ince left to them, and at 3 o'clock a gang of
40 men started out on the work.
Contractor Hess went along with Expert
"Wheeler and his gang locating badly in
sulated wires. They began their work
at Chambers and Center streets, right
at the scene of Feeks death. They
had no trouble in finding bare
wires in plenty. At the northeast
corner of Chamber and Center streets all
the insulation was gone from a wire for sev
eral feet. Other bare spots were found in
front of 22 Center, atrDuane and Center and
in front of 64 Center. At these three points
the wire was found to belong to the East
River Company. Three men followed on
the heels of the" city's employes, and hur
riedly repairing the defective spots, Mr.
"Wheeler found that the two power wires be
longed to the Electrical Power Company,
whose station is at 83 Center. Ho said that
THE INSTTLATION WAS DEFECTIVE,
and he ordered them cut down at once.
They were brought to the ground all the
way up to the station in Center street. Mr.
"Wheeler pocketed several sections of the
wire, which showed careless insulation. The
stition was closed at the time and the wires
dead. Mr. "Wheeler says there is nothing
to indicate that these were the wires which
had carried the current to the Western
Union wires and killed Feeks. Embury
McLean, engineer and part owner of the
company, which is not incorporated, said that
its wires are strung on "Western Union poles
through Center street, with branches
through Chambers to "West Broadway, and
throngh Grand to the Bowery. They carry
the Edison current of 220 volts only, and
furnish power to Sprague motors.
J. H. Vail, of the Sprague Motor Com
pany, said to-day, that the company itself
had'no overhead wires iu New York. For
to-morrow Mr. "Wheeler has borrowed six
linemen from the "Western Union, who
will Vork with his four inspectors.
Two of the "Western Union men
will start at the Battery and
work up Broadway to locate every spot in
the wires which shows danger. Two of
these will begin at Park Row and work up
Center and Chatham streets, through the
Bowerv to Fourteenth street, and two will
investfgate the wires on Fulton street from
river to river. Of Mr. "Wheeler's own men
one is detailed to Canal street, another to
Grand street and a third to Bleeker street.
All will begin work at 7 o'clock
sharp in the morning and continue
until 11 o'clock, when they are to
report to Mr. AVheeler at the office of the
board. He expects that. his men will locate
the defective insulations on every block.
Each of them will make an affidavit, and
armed with these affidavits Mr. Wheeler
will go into court Monday.
"Winslow Swobargo was arrested yester
day for selling liquor without a license, on
a warrant issued by Alderman Leslie, on
information received from Patrick O'Neil.
Swobargo is also charged with assault and,
battery. The case will be heard next week. Jeome of the Casara can come to the rescue. I
Builders of the Baltimore and Charleston
Ask the Secretary of the Nary For
the Privilege of Altering Ma
chlnery to Increase
"Washington, October 12. Mr. "William
Cramp, of the Philadelphia ' shipbuilding
firm, had another consultation with the
Secretary of the Navy to-day. respecting-
the proposed additional trial of the
cruiser Baltimore in order to develop
the contract horse power. It is
said that the vessel was put into dock by
the contractors to-day lor the purpose of
changing the pitch of the propeller
from 20 to 21J feet. The result
of such a change, the engineers say,
would be to reduce the revolutions of the
propeller, thereby enabling' the boilers to
keep up the steam pressure to full limit,
aud consequently show an increased horse
The principal difference between the Sec
retary and contractors, it is said, is the
question of payment for the test. The cost
of a trial is an important matter. The cost
of the first trial amounted to
113,000. By the terms of the
contract, the builders may have as many
trials as they please in the discretion of the
Secretary of the Navy, but the Government
is bound to pay for only one. The trial
that was recently had is satisfactory to
the navy officials, but the contractors
believe that they can make a much better
showing. It is understood that no formal
request for a second trial has been preferred
by the Messrs. Cramp, but that they desire
one to be ordered by the department.
The Union Iron "Works, of San Fran
cisco, buildcrsof the Charleston, have asked
the department that if there is any question
of the acceptance of the vessel
under her recent trial that they
'may be allowed to put in a smaller
propeller than the one with which the test
was made. The boiler capacity of the ves
sel is greater than the present propeller
could exhaust, and, with a smaller screw, the
builders believe the full contract horse
power 7,000 could be developed. In this
case, as with the Baltimore, the department
officials are satisfied with the results of
the trial at sea, but final action has not
been determined upon with respect to either
HE HIT THE WRONG MAN.
A Banko-Steerer Tries to Fool an Old New
New York Hnn.l
The bunko steerers seem to have trans
ferred their field to the northern part of the
city. There are now more of them in Harlem
than anywhere else. It is a new move, ac
cording to the police, and it does not
bid fair to be successtul, for, as
most real estate dealers and careful judges
of New York are aware, Harlem is
in the main occupied by old-timers and New
Yorkers who were acquainted with the town
way back in its infancy. To tbem a bnnko
steerer is a thing to be toved with and en
joyed. One of these old New Yorkers
turned the corner of One Hundred and
Thirty-eighth street yesterday morning to
walk in the sunshine. He had not gone
more than 50 feet before a spruce, artificially
genial and dashing man, with a dyed
mustache and an air of evanescent cordial
ity, rushed up and seized him by the hand.
"So glad to see you," he cried, effusively.
"Didn't know you had come to town. How
did you leave them all at your place?"
"Where"do you mean," asked the 80-year-old
New York boy, "Sandusky?"
"Of course," said the bunko man. "You
remember me" herehe entered into a long
and startling description of bow he had lelt
Sandusky, mentioned a number of names,
and finally wound up by pulling a gold
watch out of his pocket and insisting that
the old New Yorker should hold it for him
while he went down the street to send a tele
gram. He walked with such rapidity and
turbulence that for a moment the old
gentleman was rather confused. During
hisjeonfusion the: bunko man first made an
unsuccessful attempt to pick his pocket,
and then asked him for a loan of 510 on the
magnificent gold watch until he got back
from the telegraph office. The old gentle
man carefully and thoroughly ex
amined the watch, which , was . a
brass one and worth about
30 cents. He then looked ihe bunko man
squarely in the. eye, tossed the watch out
into the middle of Seventh aveuue, smiled,
winked, and went on his way. The bunko
man was not in the least disconcerted, but
ran out and picked up the watch, brushed
the dust off, and walked rapidly up Seventh
avenue, keepicg an eye open for men of ad
vanced years. Very likely he occasionally
catches a victim.
LOYE'S ROCKY ROAD.
Marriage Ends a 25-Year Courtship Which
Was Enlivened by a $10,000 Salt.
Lowell, Mass., October 12. Twenty
five years ago John H. Buttrick, son of one
of the wealthiest residents, became engaged
to Miss Catherine Terese McEVoy, daughter
of Hugh McEvoy, one of the early Irish
settlers of Lowell. At first differences
of religious belief prevented the mar
riage and then sickness and other tronbles
caused repeated postponements of the cere
mony. During the long engagement Mr.
Buttrick was constant in his visits to bis
affianced until about a year ago, when the
announcement that Miss McEvoy had en-,
tered suit to recover 510,000 ior "breach of'
promise gave all but intimate friends a com
The case has been postponed in the courts
from term to term, and is now settled by the
marriage of the interested parties. The cere
mony took place at the residence of Rev.
Mr. O'Brien and was witnessed by Edward
F. Faulkner and Miss Harriet Cassels,
friends fiom school days of both parties.
The groom's present to his bride was $10,
000 in cash, iu addition to a handsome resi
dence. A RAILROAD TO JERUSALEM.
Sentimental Considerations Won't Retard
ihr Onward March of Improvement.
New York Sun. J
Perhaps many tourists to the Holy Land
will not be enthusiastic over the excellent
prospects that a steam route all the way to
Jerusalem will be'ore a great while be
open to travelers. Jogging slowly along
on the backs of camels or donkeys is an in
teresting novelty to most visitors, and is far
more in keeping with the historic surround
ings than the prospect of being whisked be
hind a puffing locomotive from Jaffa to
Jerusalem in a couple of hours. Sentiment
al considerations, however, won't retard the
railroad enterprise, and engineers are al
ready picking out a route for the road.
The Sultan has granted a concession, and
a company composed of French and En
glish capitalists will supply the funds.
It will be a boon to travelers who seek a
glimpse of the Holy Land during a vacation
trip. Indeed, to expedite sightseeing, the
slow and melancholy camel has for several
years been partly supplanted by carriages
that have bumped along .over an exceed
ingly rough road between Jaffa and Jeru
salem. Always Some Consolation.
Detroit Free Jfress.l
"You don't mean to tell me," gasped the
grocer, "that I have been giving 17 ounces
to the pound on these scales for the last
year! Good lauds! but it's no wonder I
haven't made a cent! I've robbed myselfl
Hold on, though. That half-bushel meas
ure is short by a quart, and all is not yet
lost. Integrity is sure to bring its reward."
It Isn't tho Fair Thing.
Detroit Free Pre.t '
Just think of iti Hundreds of years after
Julius Ceesar has been laid,awny to rest the
Chicago Inter Ocean comes out and calls
him a third-class king, and a tough, and a
dead beat, and a man who ought never to
have livedl Gentlemen, we nrotest and trn
hope that judgment will be suspended until
WHITE HQUSE QUIET.
Secretary Balford's Illness., is Still
Regarded as Serious.
CRITICISM OF MRS. HARRISON.
Mr. Tanner's Leave Soon to Expire, hut no
ADTICE AS TO APPOINTMENTS.
The President GIres tn Office tt One cf Els Demo
The President received several members of
his Cabinet and other officials yesterday.
Doctors fear Secretary Halford will have to
abandon his office on account oi illness.
Mrs. Harrison much fatigued over her re
ception of the Knights Templar. The most
intimate friends of Mr. Harrison know
nothing in regard to the Pension Com
missionership. .SrECTAt. HUP RAM TO THB DISrATCB.S
"Washington, October 12. For the first
time since Monday the "White House as
sumed a condition of .quietness to-day,
though a number of Knights Templar who
still linger in the city called and were re
ceived this morning in the library, and at
the reception this afternoon there was a
large crowd. This was little more, howeveV,
than may happen at any time. A consider
able number of officials called on business,
among whom were Secretaries "Windom,
Rusk and Tracy and Senators Spooner,
Manderson and Ransom. The last named,
though a Democrat, feels called upon to
give the President some advice in regard to
the appointment of Republicans in the old
Senator Manderson called to give his
views in regard to a Pension Commissioner,
and it is understood favored Campbell, of
Kansas, who has appeared for some days to
be laid on the shelf. The President inti
mated to him that the reports in regard to
the appointment of ex-Congressman Steele,
of Indiana, were wholly without founda
tion, but he did not say that Campbell or
any other known candidate would be ap
PBESIDENT IS MUCH CONCEBNED
in regard to the affliction of Private Secre
tary Halford and devotes as much time as
he can to devices to cheer the sick man.
The attack of Mr. Halford is on the intes
tinal organs, and is much more serious than
was at first thought. His constant occupa
tion of his office chair is supposed to have
provoked and aggravated what had been
previously a trifling affection. The doc
tors fear be may not be able to resume his
official duties for somo time and it is possi
ble he may be compelled to abandon the
part of private secretary altogether. His
disability has put a severe additional tax
upon the strength of the President this
week, and the latter looks much more pal
lid and worn than usual.
Mrs. Harrison also feels keenly the strain
of the week; her nerves are much shaken
and she is forced ,to remain as quiet as pos
sible. She was much criticised by those
who attended the reception Thursday even
ing for holding an immense bouquet that she
might not be forced to shake hands with the
visitors, but while the bouquet might have
proved ' a burden to hold, it was certainly
less fatiguing than to shake the hands of
thousands of visitors, each with his own
peculiar shake, and in refusing to engage in
this ancient salutation Mrs. Harrison mere
ly adhered to a determination she made at
the time of the inauguration, and which is
commended by all who are accustomed to
the foolishness of publio receptions.
Even to his most intimate friends the
NOT OIVEltA HINT
as-to when a Pension Commissioner will be
appointed, or as to who will be selected. It
appears to be doubtful if he himself knows.
The 30 days' leave granted Commissioner
Tanner will expire within a few days, and
then the 'office will be vacant in a legal
sense, as it has been vacant in fact since his
resignation. The machinery of the office is,
of course, so perfect that it will run itself
ior a time without friction, but there is a
strong desire, both in and out of it, that a
chief shall be appointed without delay, as
such vacancies are always disorganizing in
their effect. It was thought the President
would reach the Philadelphia offices this
week, but the visiting Knights precluded
further attention than had been given
in that quarter.
A DEMOCRATIC EEL ATI YE.
Ex-Congressman Finlny Appointed to a Fed
tSTXCTAI. TELIOIIAM TO THX DISPATCH.
"Washington, October 12. President
Harrison has discovered another relation of
his, and after proving his identy beyond
question, he promptly appointed him to a
Federal office, notwithstanding that he is a
Democrat Ex-Congressman Fiudlay, of
Maryland, just appointed member of the
Venezuelan Commission, is a second cousin
of Benjamin Harrison.and unlike some of the
other appointees to Federal places during
the past seven monts, he is an intelligent,
able, popular fellow. He was Bn independ
ent Democrat when a member of Congress a
few years ago, and in fighting Senator Gor
man and the so-called "Ring Democracy"
of Baltimore, he met his political death.
Findlay stands well as a lawyer and was a
strong man in the House. He is of Penn
sylvania stock, one of his ancestors having
been Governor of the Kevstone State.
HANLET ON THE RAID.
He Starts in to Clean Dp the Spenk-Ensles
on the Hill.
Officer Michael Hanley, attached to the
Eleventh ward station, was on his mettle
last night and made it unpleasant for the
keepers of "speak-easies" in the Seventh
ward. Shortly after 9 o'clock he entered
the house kept by Mrs. Kate Denhard, at
No. 42 Poplar alley, and sent that lady,
with George Denhard, of No. 4 Colweli
streetand Hugh Kirk, who said he had no
home, to the Central station. About an
hour later the dreadful Hanley came down
upon the domicile of Lavina Seals, a col
ored lady.at the corner of Elm and Pasture
streets. He arrcste'd her and three other
colored people; Maria Omohundro, of No.
88Levan alley: John "Williams, of No. 17
Pasture street, and Stephen Colloway, of
Braddock. The wagon took with them to
the Central station a case of beer and sev
eral quarts of whisky.
THE STUDENT GOT DRUNK.
He Fell In With a Klnd-Heartcd Telegraph
Officer David Lewis last evening arrested
"William Simmers, a Baltimore and Ohio
telegraph lineman, jnst after his arrival
from,Braddock,nn the charge of stealing a
gold watch from a student of the Curry In
stitute. .The student, who is a stranger in
the city and whose name is withheld,
alleges that on Thursday evening he got in
toxicated and fell in with Simmers, who
took him to a hotel to put him to bed, and
after doing so took his watch, threatening
to "do him up" if he said anything about it.
Fell Over a Cllff.l
Fred Cnpid, & driver for Alceo Bros., in
Allentown, was killed last night by falling
over a cliff with his horse and wagon. He
was on his way to the firm's farm in West
Liberty when the accident happened.
Emit C. Legarde.
Emil C. Legsrde, a well-known ettizen of Alle
st his I
gheny, died at an early Hour yesterday
nome, n un&w&m street.
, Ue was aa ax pousasr.
WANTS BUR HDSBAND.
Tboppeal of Woman of Iiawreaeevllle
to Inspector McAleese.
A pretty little woman, 28 years old, ftp
plied to Inspector McAleese for help to find
heivbusband, who has. been missing about
ten days. He Is Pefer Ermeier. a brafee
manon the Panhandle Railroad, 33 yean
old, 5 feet 6 inches in height, oi fair com
plexion, with a high forehead, sandy hair
and mustache, and wearing a heavy chin
chilla overcoat. They were married early
in this year, and had been boarding with
Mrs. Mary Tendam, at' No. 76 Forty-fourth
street. She told the Inspector that her, hus
band was frequently away from home, on his
runs, for two or three days. He had never
before been away over a week. She had
heard that he had been arretted and sent to
the workhouse. The Inspector caused, in
quiry to be made and learned tbat such a
man had not been sent to the workhouse.
A man answering Ermeier's description was
arrested about ten days ago, with several
companions, in a house in the' First ward,
but they were let off with light fines.
Mrs. Ermeier comes from near Brook-,
ville, on the Allegheny river. She told the
Inspector that Peter was her second hus
band. Her first, whom she married when
she was only 16 years old, was a barber.
Naturally enough, she discovered that she'
did not, love him, and, after two children
had been born to them, they separated.
Without troubling himself about so unim
portant a matter as a divorce, the.barber
married again. He was taken sick, and sent
for his child-wife to take core of him. She
responded to his call, and nursed him dur
ing the sickness which ended with his death.
That was as decisive a severance of his mari
tal relations as any Chicago court could
have afforded, and she married again- She
says she loves her second husband, and
wants Inspector s McAlesse to bring him
back to her.
A I0UNG MAN'S GUM GAMP.
He Uses a Weil-Known Citizen's Name to
A smooth young man has been working
some of the downtown stores for the past
week in the name of T. D. Casey, the well
known liquor man. The other day this
young man went to Phillips' rubber store,
on Sixth street, where he ordered a section
of gum hose to be made to a cer
tain pattern, and then selecting
the best gum coat in the estab
lishment ordered the hose sent to Mr. Casey
as' soon as completed, took the coat with
him and departed.
The hose was sent to Mr. Casey's house
the next day, much to that gentleman's sur
prise, with the bill for coat and hose. The
next day Mr. Caey received a bill from the
L. H. Smith "Woodenware Company for a
step-ladder and a number of other'artieles,
which investigation proved to have been
purchased by the same young man. Mr.
Casey did not receive the goods, however,
and has employed a detective to find out
who did. No other victimshave been heard
DANGER IN TRACE WALKING.
Two Hen Seriously Iejsred oa the Pan
handle by Trains.
A man named Deviney was struck by a
coal train yesterday afternoon and severely
injured while walking along the track be
tween Glendale bridge and Mansfield. He
was picked up and conveyed along until
medical assistance could be procured.
At about the same time another man
named Dow, while on the track, was struck.
by the Washington accommodation at a
point near Mansfield, and so injured that
he may not recover. He waa conveyed to
No J Badly Hart.
Mrs. Tillie Beecher, a young woman liv
ing at No. 8 East-street, Allegheny, fell out
of the second story window of her home
yesterday afternoon, a distance of 12 feet,
and alighted on her side. Officer Snyder
happened to be near and helped carry her
in the house. Dr. Phillips was sent for
and soon brought her around again.
With the Greatest
Difficulty, we waited on. the immense multi
tude which thronged our .stores on Satur
day, all coming after onr advertised bar
gains. Onr overcoat department was the
busiest in the whole store, so we have
marked for to-morrow a special lot of men'v
kersevand melton overcoats from our $22,
(25 and $30 line at the one price of $14 for
choice. P. C. C. C.,
Opp. the new Court House, cor. Grant and
"Gusky's Illustrated Monthly" is now
ready. Call at the popular store and leave
your name and address, and you will be
favored with a copy every month free of
Dinlog Cars on the Panhandle.
Bepfnning Wednesday, October 16th,
Fast Line, train No. 1, on the P.. C. & St
L. R'y. leaving Pittsburg at 11115 p. M.,
Central time, will carry a dining car, Co
lumbus to St Louis, in which breakfast,
dinner and supper will be served at 75 rents
each. Returning, this car will be carried
on the Pennsylvania Special, leaving St.
Louis at 8:10 A. sr., Central time. sutu
The Last Week .
of the Exposition. Alterations, of course,
will be plenty, but none to attractive as
Gusky's low prices for men's suits and over
A'TISIT TO NBSJ
Tbe Delegate Will Spa Uwtojtift
. Ykwing Asttrka's Xest .
All of Tfcea Are Sa4ij ta'Seed 4f.9m 1
oi Coapkte lest
THE TRIP ACK&96 Til OTltt'MAftM
a KHe a 1Hm Xtfe
The International Congress
train crossed New York yesterday" at a
raDid rate, and the delegates are av en
joying a good rest at Nkgara'ITaik. OaJy
brief stops were matte at the oWes aleag t&e
route. The party will be inaroMod en Me-'
Niagara Falls, October 1At JU-'-i
bany last night tbe members of tie J
tional Congress expedition slept ia
beds for the first time in five days. Miprj
w.ere joinea mere inn Borawg bt. BsWN;
Quintana and Boeefa, of foe
Republic; Vaias and AIpnfHiso, of 0M(
and Guzman, of Nicaragua. '
Cornelius N. Bliss, of the America (J-", j
gation, has again become one ot te ttavsi.
era. The train, oa leaving Niagara." TiBs
Monday, will have on beard, every ee i
started save Seaors Voktate and Mwasnee.v
of Brazil. :ij
THE EXCTJBBIOJr PAKTY. - jls3
The week closes with 32 delegates asWIae
taches on board the train, and oa Maaakyj
b more will Be aoaea at .Niagara. A
taking' a drive throngh the old Datea
tion of Albany this morning, t4e esa
siomsts renewed their journey
The day's journey aeross tne State, m
terruptea ov any iormaiitiee, waaa i
rest to the delegates. Souvenirs a4
mentoes, which have been received at i
places visited, were packed in twaes 1
shipment, and each of 'tbe party 1
though having a holiday., By order tv
secretary ot state, tne train; dartctj
tire trip, will not turn a wheel oa I
and to-morrow at Niaesralc hlw
TiV J..1 ami 4a . Mil m 3. . -f
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-a.i Syracuse mis aitemooa tne party 1
joined by a delegation of Rochester 'as
men, who, although, tiey were
secure a stop in that city, oaate e as 'asset!
and welcome the delegates ia bfeaJf etfcejkfj
city, ana wnea we 'vriour tay
reacnea. a nana serenaaea we i
the tram, and a great erowsVwas j
jthnttt ihn if pnnt.
JUST A. UTTLZ SFHHCK, JJTi j5
One of the South Americas dels tea aay-
peered on the platform of oaeof Ibe earsVj
ana m response k cries per a sex
pressed the pleasure he and his ex
felt when receiving sush weleesaes sVesa '. ,
people. He was roundly ektetai. "'Mmti
train again started, and a terrMw n (hw.
lag more man a mue a saiBBte jw
miles) was made on the arrowy tcaeks
At- T-A r-- J
MJC AJAM1Y1 UinqOWB.
The stop at Buffalo was eeert, twang a tk
crowu was great, aau we trBia. sauna afkj
through the night and aaufcea Ms wssafil
work at Niagara between 9 and 19 e'etseky
All went to a hotel. The train w-M,.atMt
and cleaned, and guests aad trMaaisa
tleadown ior a Babesia of rest . - "-i
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The United State Wgml aerriee
this dtyfunushes tho I oHewlaat
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Elver at P. X, 5.7 foei, a fill of'. la
To those who wish to eajoy a eap ef ss
tea we would ask them to give Taea, KeetafJ
tea a trial. A pure untBese tea pat up la 1 '
lb. boxes: we are now giving a speem
ent, with it in order to have it iairedaeed 1
every family; all varieties of teas,
and the celebrated A. . DaJtiag
at the Gt Atlantic sad .faeUscXea l
31 .Fifth ave., Pittsburg. -1T03
Carson st, Pittsburg.
4314 Butler st, Pittsburg.
6127 Penn ave., Pittsburg.
126 Peaeral st, Allegheny..
128 Fifth ave., McKeesport.
"Gusirr's Illustrated Heartily" is?
ready. Call at the popular: stere. sad Ijsava
your name and address, and jmwKmj
favored witn a copy every saeam areat
charge. t '
PARIS, 1889.. .
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