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tricts see THlttD PAGE.
HIS PRINCELY GIFTS,
Mr. John H. Shoenberger De
vises $1,003,500 to Pitts
burg P, -E. Diocese
FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES.
The Sam of $800,000 to Found
Hospital Out Penn Avenue.
JUST $100,000 FOR OLD TRINITY,
And the Same Amount to Help the Weak
Churches in the Dioceses.
MINOR BEQUESTS TO THE CHDKCH HOME
The last will and testament of the late
John H. Shoenberger, Pittsburg's iron
master, provides for the erection of a
Shoenberger memorial hospital to cost
5300,000 and to occupy eight acres of
land next the Allegheny Cemetery on
Penn aTenne; the gift outright of $100,000
to the Diocese of Pittsburg, of the
Protestant Episcopal Church; the gift of
$100,000 to Trinity Church conditional upon
the abolition of the pew-renting system and
the institution of morning and evening serv
ice daily, and the gift of S3.500 to the P. E.
Church Home. The -will is not yet admitted
to probate, but its principal features have
become known as set forth.
The magnificent gifts outlined in the last
will and testament of the late John H.
Shoenberger, the iron master of Pittsburg's
industrial history, show that, although he
had transferred his residence to Hew Tork
City, his heart was still with the city where
his great fortune was amassed and the major
portion of his active and useful Dusinesslife
was spent, and that his mind was busily
planning in what way he could do the most
good to his fellow citizens and fellow Epis
copalians. The largest gift outlined in his will al
most takes one's breath away. Mr. Shoen
berger directed that the immense amount of
$800,000 should-be set aside for the erection
and maintenance of
A HUGE HOSPITAL,
to be located in the center of a flat of eight
acres, immediately adjoining the Allegheny
Cemetery on Penn avenue, toe land being
also devised explicitly for the above
purpose. It is understood on the most
reliable authority that Sir. Shoenberger
desired the hospital to be a memorial of
himself, to be under the government and
protection of the Protestant Episcopal
Church of the Diocese of Pittsburg, and to
be complete in each and every essential par
ticular. It is known that Mr. Shoenberger
frequently visited the immense St Barthol
omew Hospital in New York, and was de
sirous of presenting Pjttsburg with an in
stitution unsurpassed by any in the XTnited.
States, either public or private.
Until Mr. Shoenberger's will is filed in
the Surrogate's office in If e w York City, and
a copy is transmitted to Allegheny county
for record, it cannot be said just what ar
rangements are specified as to the manner in
which the immense plan is to be compassed.
It is stated, however, that the most minute
directions as to its erection, size, endowment
and operation have been incorporated in the
THE TEUSTEES HIS INTIMATES.
The trustees named include, it is said, the
names of H. G. Hale, A. E. "W. Painter,
Park Painter and other business and church
associates of Mr. Shoenberger while he was
a resident of this city. Bishop Whitehead,
or, in perpetuity, the Bishop of the Pitts
burg Diocese, will be the clerical member
of the board, and the name of Bev. Mari
son Byllesby,, of Emmanuel Church, Alle
gheny, is also mentioned as a member of the
Board. The Sisterhood of toe Protestant
Episcopal Church will probably be drawn
upon for the actual working contingent of
the Shoenberger Hospital. "Work, it is
understood, will be commenced next spring,
and no time will be lost in the erection of
the edifice, which will probably be unique
in style and architecture, enormous as re
gards size and comprehensive in scope and
equipment. It will be somewhat upon the
general plan of the famous Johns Hopkins
Hospital of Baltimore, and will be an en
during monument of Mr. Shoenberger's
sympathy for the sick and suffering.
ANOTHER NOBLE Gin.
At all periods Mr. Shoenberger has been
a liberal contributor to the work, plans and
extensions of the Diocese of Pittsburg. He
crowns those desultory and varying contri
butions by the almost princely cift of $100,
000 to the diocese, to be employed in succor
ing struggling churches and in advancing
the mission of the denomination in "Western
Pennsylvania. The control and employment
of the above benefaction are vested in the
Diocesan Convention as a permanent body,
and the standing committee, of which the
Bishop is President ex-officio.
To Trinity Church, which may be justly
styled the creation of Mr. Shoenberger's
liberality and loyalty to his first home of
worship, he bequeathes 100,000. Unlike
the bequests above alluded to, Mr. Shoen
berger has attached certain conditions to the
gift to Trinity. He stipulated that in the
acceptance of the 5100,000, Trinity Church
should by action of its vestry perpetually
remove the pew rent system,
MAKING EVEKr PEW FREE,
committing the congregation to the plan
of voluntary contributions, as against
the plan that has prevailed in
Trinity since its foundation as the central
church the bishop-maker of the diocese of
Pittsburg. "Another stipulation is that the
church shall in the future never close its
doors, but that there shall be celebrated full
morning and evening service every day in
the year, instead of Sundays, as at present.
It will be found that the sum of money
will not be available except as an interest
bearing or endowment fund. "Whether or
not full choral services is comprehended by
the terms is as yet unknown.
."While one of the vestry who. was seen
t yesterday felt quite certain that Trinity
would accept the beqnest, even with the ac
companying restrictions and conditions, it
is sot by any means improbable that the
acceptance of the money may become
the subject of very animated discussion
among the parishioners and vestry.
A CHUECH PROBLEM.
.The question or free seating has been more
or less the subject of discussion within the
last year, inasmuch as it has been apparent
that the present system of pew rental was
proving inadequate as a means of revenue
raising. Some means of bettering the
yearly receipts has already been gravely
discussed, and it is not improbable that Mr.
Schoenberger's conditional gilt may be
the means of precipitating an issue
already expected by some, at least, qf the
congregation. On the other hand there js
an extremely conservative element in
Trinity which might very strongly resent
any innovation so marked as the free pew
system. This matter will certainly be de
liberately discussed, and it is impossible to
foreshadow the outcome.
THE PLAN FA YOKED.
Concerning the question of keeping the
church open every day in the week it may
be said that there is a distinctly favorable
sentiment existent in the church. The
rector, Bev. Samuel Maxwell, has on sev
eral occasions preached very strong sermons
advocating the establishment of at least one
service daily. Of course the morning and
evening service would be an elaboration of
the most advanced ideas on the subject.
It is reported that one section of Mr.
Shoenberger's directions comprehends fhe
purchase and erection of a complete and
adequate pipe organ to replace the
venerable almost prehistoric instrument
which has been in use since 1852, and
which was originally transported to Trinity
in one of Clark & Thaw's Conestoga wagons,
the first pipe organ, in point of fact, to find
its way across the Allegheny Mountains.
The question of the daily use of the vested
choir, should the gilt be accepted, will also
be canvassed to a greater or less degree.
THE MINOR BEQUESTS.
Among the minor bequests is the sum of
$3,500 given unconditionally to the Protest
ant Episcopal Church Home, a most worthy
institution, and one heretofore the recipient
of. various sums from the late iron-master.
The will is an extremely lengthy and
carefully drawn and worded instrument,
and is to be filed within a week. A large
number of minor gifts are made to various
charities and personal associates. The
exact terms will be of great interest to the
public. But the above mentioned benefac
tions comprise the bulk of his testamentary
gifts to the Protestant Episcopal Church.
WOOD UNDER AEEEST.
Campbell, Sherman nnd Bnttcrworth After
tuoAUrffed Ballot-Box Forcer For-
aker's Name Mentioned Id the
Affidavit Rich Develop-
Cincinnati, November 22. A startling
arrest was made here to-night no less than
that ot B. G. "Wood, who recently obtained
national notoriety by his alleged connection
with the famous ballot-box contract forgery,
in which are the names of 10 prominent states
men, including those of James E. Campbell,
Democratic Governor-elect of Ohio, Senator
Sherman and Congressman Ben Butter
worth. It is believed here that Governor
elect Campbell, Senator Sherman and Con
gressman Bntterworth are pushing this
prosecution of "Wood.
Attorney Harry B. Probasco, a relative
by marriage of Senator Sherman, swore out
the warrant before Jndge Ermislon,' ot
Police Court. B. G. "Wood disappeared
from the city about the time of the exposure
of the forgery, and returned only two or
three days ago. The affidavit of Mr. Harry
B. Probasco charges substantially B. G.
"Wood with perpetrating a libel on or about
September 7, 1889, against "Wm. McKinley,
James T. Campbell, Ben Butterworth, John
Sherman, S. S. Cox, "W. C. P. Brecken
ridge, Charles McAdoo, J. B. McPherson,
J. B. "Whiting and P. B. Stockbndge, all
members or ex-members of the House or
Senate of the United States, in that he
counterfeited their names to forged "con
tract 1,000," a wholly fictitious document,
and which forgery "Wood committed with
malicious intent to disgrace these men and
damage them in the eyes of the nation by
leading the people to believe they were in a
corrupt scheme to mike money by violating
the laws of the United States by being
pecuniarily interested in the passage of a
ballot-box bill pending before Congress.
The affidavit furthermore alleges that B.
G."Wood caused this forgery to be published
by delivering it directly or indirectly to
Governor J. B. Forakerand others unknown
to affiant. Mr. "Wood's bail bond was fixed
at 51,000. He tried for two hours while un
der arrest to obtain bail, but failed. He
protests innocence. There is great interest
in the matter here.not only in and of itself,
hot in view of possible developments during
STOOD IS WITH SMUGGLERS.
Serious Cbarces Against Some Government
OSIcials at Ottawa.
rsrrciAi telegram to toe dispatch.!
Ottawa, November 22. Great excite
ment has been caused in official circles here
over the announcement that a number of
prominent Government officials have been
discovered to be implicated in the gigantic
smuggling operations which have recently
been unearthed along the river St, Law
rence. The customs officials estimate that
the Dominion Treasury was defrauded last
year by the whisky smugglers at Quebec
alone of a sum considerably in excess of a
quarter of a million dollars through the co
operation with ofBciSjs at Ottawa,who are
sharers in the illegitimate profits.
The seizures thus far in the vicinity foot
up 117 barrels, of 50 gallons each, upon
which the duty should be some $2 CO per
gallon. This would make $140,000 that
smugglers would have pocketed, but there
js no ascertaining how much they have
already defrauded the revenue of, to the in
jury of legitimate trade. The spirits so far
seized arc principally highwines of greater
strength than the Canadian standard, and
supposed to be of American manufacture.
GOLD THAT IS WORTH MIKING.
Tbe Richest Find of Hock Taken
ISrzCIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Ishpeming, November 22. A lot of
about 200 pounds of quartz, carrying gold In
grain at tbe rate of about 59,000 a ton, was
taken from the main shaft of tbe Michigan
gold mine to-night. Assays of the samples
of quartz from the mine gave $21,620 71,
551,552 92 and 5110,958 50 per ton, respec
tively. The latter is the richest gold-bearing
rock ever taken from an American
mine. The company has on hand three tons
of this rich snbstance, and it will be smelted
in the office of the Cleveland Mining Com
pany, in this city, under the sight of the
superintendent and chemist of the Michi
gan Gold Mine Company.
Prom a pound of quartz, avoirdupoiit
weight, a button worth 521 47 was smelted
by cuppelladon to-day. The valne of the
silver in the button was only ten cents.
The wonderful discovery of the Michigan
mine has greatly stimulated exploration on
the gold range.
J-LOTJIS PASTEUR, the emi
nent French physician, talks about
rabies and their cure in to-morrow's
PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1889 TWELVE PAGES.
IT MAI BE BUEROWS
Whom Major McKinley's Friends Will
Make Their Second Choice.
ANYTHING TO BEAT TOM REED
The Battle Cry of the Adherents of All the
UNCLE JOB CANNON SAWING WOOD.
All Attempts to Eater Bntterworth in tbe Race Come
The Bepublican members of the House of
Representatives will caucus at noon next
Saturday, to agree on a candidate for
Speaker and the other House offices. The
latest news on the Speakership contest is
that the friends of McKinley, if they see he
cannot be nominated, will combine to best
Beed by selecting Burrows, of Michigan.
rsrrciXL telegram to the disfatcb.i
"Washington, November 22. The Be
publican caucus for the nomination of
Speaker and other officers of the House of
Bepresentatives will be held by common
consent on Saturday, the 30th instant, at
noon. The latest feature of, the Speaker
ship fight is the discovery of a movement
to concentrate the "Western vote upon Julius
Caesar Burrows, of Michigan, if it is found
that McKinley cannot get the nomination.
It was said to-day, by one of McKinley's
chief workers, that Mr. Beed would never
be allowed to get the nomination, and that
there would be no trouble carrying Mc
Kinley over to the Michigan candidate,
whenever it becomes apparent that the
Ohioan cannot win.
It is quite surprising how bitter the can
didates all are on Mr. Beed. This may be
only part of the game to create the impres
sion that the combinations are all against
him, and thus scare off probable supporters,
but whatever the motive, the fight on the
Maine man is becoming exceedingly bitter.
anything to beat eeed.
A Senator who visited the headquarters
of each of the candidates this morning said
that McKinley knows that he cannot be
nominated, and that his only object now is
to beat Mr. Beed. In order to
accomplish this, an arrangement has
been made as to what they will
do when the final test comes. It
had been decided that of the three candi
dates outside of Beed and McKinley, Bur
rows has the most strength, and he will be,
therefore, used as tbe barrier to keep the
man from Maine out of the Speaker's chair.
"Whether or not the Senator is right in
saying that-McKiuley knows he is beaten,
there seems to be no doubt that he and his
friends are arranging all their plans for
beating Beed with the use of Bur
rows. All the candidates are going for
Beed for slipping off to New York, to find
how the wind Js blowing there, after having
spent a week here boasting that the New
York delegation is solidly for him." The
fact has become quite apparent in the con
test up to date, that many of the men whom
Mr. Beed claims as his supporters are
ONLY FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS
at best. The charge is made in a dozen dif
ferent quarters that three out of the four
members of the Maine delegation will not
under anv circumstance vote forlTeed for
There is something very strange in the
fact that Mr. Beed's relations with the Re
publicans of his own State are so very far
from cordial. Senator Hale and Mr. Beed,
it is quite generally known, have, ceased to
be on even speaking terms; Mr. Frye is any
thing but friendly, and Mr. Blaine's en
mity is a matter of public notoriety, al
though it is not certain that the Secretary
will not help Beed now from motives of
Uncle Joe Cannon is faithfully pursuing
his characteristic still hunt. He says he is
doing nothing, and goes about apparently
taking no notice of tbe wire-pulling nnd
button-holing going on about him, but
everyone who knows Joe at all knows that
he is "devilish sly," and that no matter
what happens he
NEVER CEASES TO SAW WOOD.
He will probably not stand any show of
the nomination, bnt he will be a cood man
to be friendlv with in the next House, ev
pecially as he is apt to be Chairman of the
Committee on Appropriations, no matter
who happens to be Speaker.
Several attempts have been made to in
duce Bepresentative Butterworth to become
a candidate for the Speakership, but in vain.
Mr. Butterworth is most hostile in his ad
herence to the canse of McKinley, and he
states no such scheme for the breaking up of
McKinley's chances can be worked with his
knowledge or consent. He says and he
put a good deal of emphasis in his remarks
that he is for McKinley, and only Mc
Kinley. Bepresentative Henry Cabot Lodge, one
of Mr. Beed's most energetic lieutenants,
had a lengthy interview with Mr. McKin
ley this morning, but no one knows except
the two what took place. It may have hap
pened that they talked over causes and de
tails. BIG MONET FOR BOIES.
Individuals Who Will Pay $1,600 to Hear
the Divine Patti.
Chicago, November 22. An audience,
such as one sees at grand opera only on a
Nilsson or Patti night, filled Central Music
Hall last evening, when the sale of tickets
began for the Patti season, which is to for
mally open the great auditorium, commenc
ing December 9. The main floor was occu
pied to a seat by the wealthiest men in
Chicago, and their wives' were with them.
The gallery was well filled also, and even
ing dress seemed all that was reqnired to
make the affair a society event. On the
stage two immense charts of the seats in the
big theater were standing upright, so that
the buyers could see at a glance the location
of tbe boxes and the seats they were about to
Tbe sale was by auction and Competition
was redhot. particularly for first choice of
boxes. Sixteen hundred dollars finally cap
tured the prize. Second, third and fourth
choice each went at 1,000 even. "When the
sale of boxes was completed the amount
realized was found to be a trifle over 539,
000. Ncaring midnight the bidding lor
seats was still In progress Conservative
estimates were that total premiums, includ
ing those for boxes, would exceed $50,000.
UNCONSCIOUS F0K MONTHS,
And In tbe Meantimo IIIr Wife Tboncht
Ilitn Dead and Married Acaln.
Minneapolis, November 22. In Feb
ruary last GeorgeKnowlton, tins city, went
to Leseur, Minn., on business, and from
that time until yesterday nothing was heard
of him. His wife exhausted every means
to obtain a clew to his whereabouts, but
finally gave him up as dead.
Yesterday afternoon, to the surprise of
his friends, Knowlton reappeared. He
says he remembers nothing Iront tbe time
he left Leseur until April, when he awoko
in a farm house near Mankato, Minn.
The people of the house told him he had
wandered there in a delirious condition.
His young wife, despairing of ever seeing
her husband Alive again, accepted the
proposal of a young mechanic, and was
married two weeks ago,5. The couple now
reside in Chicago. - -
A W0BDF0R HTJED.
The Great Free Trader Said to be Cleve
land's Cbolco for Senator From Ohio
A Hysterica Conference With
SPECIAL TELEQBA TO THE DISPATCH."!
Hamilton, 0.,November 22. Governor
elect Campbell arrived home-last night from
an unsuccessful house hunt at Columbus.
This morning early came "W. B. Bacon, ex
President Cleveland's brother-in-law. He
was driven directly to Mr. Campbell's resi
dence, and was heartily received. Almost
immediately tbe two men retired to a quiet
room, and at 3 o'clock this afternoon were
still in close conversation.
During the day numerous telegrams
passed between the 'gentlemen here and
Colonel Brice and Eastern points. "What
these .messages contained is wholly a matter
of conjecture, nnd all who might be sup
posed to know are tantalizingly mum
Peter "W. Schwab, who is accredited with
being Campbell's factottim, refused to talk
for publication or at all, in fact but from
another source it was learned that Mr.
Bacon comes as the specially accredited
agent of the ex-Presldent,and his mission is
a twofold one to secure the influence of
Mr. Campbell in f.ivor of Mr. Brice for Sen
ator frnd to effect a combination of the
-Cleveland and Campbell forces for '02.
The argument is that with Brice in the
Senate and Campbell at Columbus, both in
favor of Cleveland, the latter being a candi
date for the second place on the ticket, it
will be easy to secure Ohio for Cleveland.
In return, the ex-President is to do all he
can in the "Empire State for Campbell.
A gentleman who refused to be quoted,
bnt who has excellent opportunities for
knowing what is really in the wind.says
Mr. Bacon is here as Mr. Cleveland's agent,
in the interest of Frank Hurd for Senator.
This authority says -the election of Hurd,
who was the apostle of tariff reform, would
put an indisputable seal of approbation on
Cleveland's policy, and will practically
pledge Ohio to him. In return, Cleveland
will support Campbell for Vice President,
and Brice is to go into the Cabinet as Secre
tary of the Treasury.
Mr. Bacon will not leave until some time
to-morrow, and will then go directly East.
GOING BACK TO CANADA.
A Montrenl Bank Director Catches a
Forger In St. Paul.
rtFECTAL TELEGRAM TO IDE DISPATCH.)
St. Paul, Minn., November 22.
'Adelard L. Demartigny, managing director
of La Banque Jacques Cartier, of Montreal,
Canada, arrived in St Paul to-day and
secured the arrest of Frank X. Quesnel, on
a charge of forgery. The specific charge in
the warrant sworn out by M. Demartigny
before United States Commissioner Spencer,
is tbat Frank Quesnel, in the city of
Montreal, on June 11, 1888, forged the
name of James M. Aird to a promissory
note for $225 made at La Banque Jacques
Cartier. Quesnel, who has lived in St
Paul about a year, was found
on Eighth street, and was immediately
brought to tbe office of Commissioner Spen
cer for a hearing. As Qnesnel's attorney
could not be found, the hearing was post
poned until to-morrow morning and the
prisoner was admitted to bail in tbe sum of
81,000, Z. Quesnel, the prisoner's brother,
and Napoleon Dion signed the bond.
"While the warrant only specifies one case
of forgery, it is known that La Banque
Jacques Cartier holds nearly 50,000 worth
of paper, which it is alleged Quesnel forged
All that was necessary, however, to secure
one particular note. Mr. De Martigny
states that Quesnel is accused ot forging
paper to the extent of $15,000 in different
parts of Canada. Most of the forged paper
is held by parties in Montreal. Quesnel
wept bitterly when arrested.
TIREB OP THEIR PRISON CELLS.
Josh Itlann and Anna Swinton Ask to be
Let Out or Jail.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE D1RPATCH.1
New Yoek, November 22. Lawyer
Stewart J. Boss, counsel for Josh Mann and
Anna Swinton, who are awaiting trial in
the Tombs upon two indictments for grand
larceny and for conspiracy, for their share
in Eva Hamilton's wholesale plundering of
Bobert Bay Hamilton, moved to-day in the
General Sessions, before Judce Cowing,
that the indictments be dismissed, or that
Mann and Mrs. Swinton be discharged upon
their own recognizance. The ground was
that the indictments were found on Septem
ber 16, and tbat two terms of the General
Sessions has since passed. Assistant District
Attorney Jerome said that Monday or Tues
day he would be able to speak positively
upon this subject Then he would either
oppose the motion and ask that an early
day be set peremptorily for the trial.or would
consent to the discharge of the prisoners.
An official of the General Sessions said
to-day that it is improbable that the prison
ers will be brought to trial. The difficulty
seems to be that Bobert Bay Hamilton is
not desirous of prosecuting tneto, preferring
to pocket his loss rather than to have to
appear again as a witness and undergo a
DEATH IN BOILING WATER.
The Fatal Quarrel of Two Young: Men Who
Were Formerly Friends.
Baltimore, November 22. Henry Bru
nier, aged 17, a butcher, employed at John
Weitzel's butchering establishment, died at
12:45 o'clock this morning from a severe scald
ing in a vat ot boiling water. John Fisher,
another employe, is held by the police to
answer the charge of throwing Brunier into
the vat The story of the assault is told
by Brunier, who spoke with difficulty.
Fisher and Brunier were both employed at
"Weitzel's. Yesterday morning they got into
a quarrel over a trifling matter and later
began to fight. They clinched and threw
each other around the slaughter house, to the
amusement of the other employes, for some
time. Fisher, who was older and stronger
than Brunier, had the advantage all the
time, but the latter stuck to him, and the
two fought like bulldogs.
Fisher managed to get the bov near a vat
of boiling water, which is used to take
bristles off hogs, and pushed him in. The
boy's body from his neck to his knees was
scalded in a most horrible manner. The
lad's cries brought the other workmen to
the vat, and he was soon pulled out and a
doctor summoned. He suffered intense
agony until he died. Both men had been
friends.up to tbe time of the fight
SPOILS FOE THE VICTORS.
A Knmber of the Brazilian Office Holders
Will be Removed.
Bio de Janeiro, November 22. All
the pensions granted by the Imperial Gov
ernment have been confirmed by the Pro
visional Government, and an order has been
issued that they "be paid out of the revenues.
A decree will be issued shortly making
numerous changes in the personnel of
the Government office holders, nnd
naming the officials who have been
appointed to succeed those who will be re
moved. The greater number of officials
who served under the Emperor have an
nounced their allegiance to the new Govern
ment An ovation was given to the Ministers of
Uruguay and the Argentine Republic last
night upon their recognition of the Republic.
ETHE ELEOTBIO "WIZAED is
the title of a story in. to-morrow's
DISPATOHr in. wbioh Ernest S.
Heinrions happily weaves facts
NOTHING BUT DEATH
Offered Any Promise of Belief
Letter Carrier James Smith.
DESERTED BI HIS T0UKG WIFE,
And Prostrated by Consumption, He Could
See no Chance to
8UPP0EI HIS TWO LITTLE CMLDEEN,
Therefore He Attempted to Una tbe Three Iitu
- With as Many Ballets.
James Smith, a letter carrier of New
York, yesterday shot his two small children
and himself. A button diverted the bullet
and saved his life. Smith's wife had de
serted him, and he was a victim ot hopeless
consumption. He decided that it was better
for all three to die together. v
New York, November 22. Driven des
perate by disease and the cruel treatment of
his wife, James Smith, a letter carrier at
tached to Station D, this afternoon tried to
kill himself and two pretty babies. He al
most made a complete success of his work.
One child is dead and the other dying. A
button was the only thing that prevented
Smith from taking his own life.
A woman is at the bottom of it, as is
usually the case. Two .weeks ago Smith's
wife left him for the second time, without
any warning or cause. He is suffering with
consumption, contracted during the blizzard.
The doctor told him he could not live later
than next spring.
A TERRIBLE DECISION.
"With his wife gone and his own death in
view, Smith decided that his children would
be better off dead than alive. His life was
wrapped up in the two little ones, and life
would be empty without them. He decided
to take his own life at the" same time, and
thus end all the misery at once.
He left the children with a Mrs. Bauer, a
dressmaker m the house, asking her to care
for them until he returned. They are girls,
one 2 years old and the other 11 months old.
He went out and bought an old-fashioned
38-caliber revolver and a box of cartridges.
He said nothing of his desperate resolve,
but at once took the children back into his
own rooms. There he placed the pretty
blue-eyed babe, in its little chair, and took
the elder one on his knee.
THE FATAL WOBK.
There was one shot and the infant
screamed. Blood began to trickle from its
left breast just above tbe heart. A second
shot, and the larger girl, Elizabeth, cried:
"Oh, papa," putting her hand on her
stomach where the bullet had entered.
Smith next placed the glistening barrel
against his own stomach and pulled the
trigger. He felt the shock of tbe bullet
and thought he would die in a few momenta.
The bullet had struck a button, glanced off
and inflicted a flesh wound only.
Neighbors heard the shooting and ran for
the police. Officers Curran and Murray, of
the Fourteenth Precinct, responded. They
found Smith in his Tear room frantically
kissing the -oldest child and calling it by
endearing names. It 'was dead. Blood
trickled down its breast. Mary, the baby,
was feebly cryine. An ambulance was at
once summoned and the baby .lakeruio I
ueiievue Hospital. The lather's wound
was dressed and he. was locked up. The
other child lies in" a baby carriage now
awaiting the coroner.
NOTHING ELSE TO DO.
When asfeed why he committed the terri
ble deed Smith told the police that he
thought they would all be far better if dead.
""What could I do," he asked, "my wife
left me and I could not take care of my
children. Let me die here," he pleaded,
"life has no charms for me-"
Smith was married three years ago, and
was a sober, reliable man. His wife was 23
years old, pretty and fond of male com
panions. The two children were remarka
bly pretty. The family had lived in the
house since May. The rooms were neatly
HARROW ESCAPE FROM MURDER.
A Paper Mill Night Watchman's Terrible
Btrncslo With n Sandbacger.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Springfield, Mass., November 22.
Charles "Ward, night watchman at the
Nonotuek Paper Mill, in Holyoke, had a
narrow escape from being murdered last
night He was attending to his duties in
the lower end of the mill, and was attacked
from behind by a person who probably had
secreted himself in the mill in the after
noon or early in the evening. The attack
was made with a loaded billy, which was
of brass and sand, covered with "leather,
and having a wood handle. After being
struck the first time he dropped his lantern
and grappled with the man. Ho finally
got hold of the man's ears and forced his
head down and between his legs.
" At this point his assailant drew are vol ver
bud fired at "Ward, the bullet missing him
and imbedding itself in the wall. Another
bullet went through the door. "Ward then
thought that his only chance to save his Hie
was to force' his assailant to the stairs, and
the two rolled over and over 'down stairs.
Their hold broke and the wonld-bo murderer,
getting on bis feet, ran into the cellar and
out, making his escape at the rear or the
mill. In his haste the man left several
articles which will help identify him. After
the escape of the man "Ward was taken to
Dr. Currin's office, and later to his home.
His wounds are considered serious.
BLOWN UP WITH DYNAMITE.
A Man Charged With Murder by Destroying
a Honso to Commit It.
SPECIAL TELEQBAH TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Parkebsbubq, "W.Va., November22
The Sheriff of Tyler county, to-day, ar
rested Milton Underwood, at Middleborne,
for the murder of Alex Campbell, father of
ex-Policeman Campbell, of this city, on the
24th of September, 1888. The house of J.
B. Gorrell, inrTyler county, was blown up
with dynamite, Campbell, who was stopping
there over night, was killed, and Mr. Gor
rell and his family of several persons badly
The affair was Shrouded in mystery, and
this is tbe first arrest. Other arrests will
follow. It 13 thought it was the intention to
kill Campbell, and that the party that did
it knew he was in the house at the time.
PART OP TIIE VASSAR ESTATE
To be Fouelit for In the Courts by One of"
rsPECTAL TELEOHAK TO TILE DISPATCH. 1
Pouohkeepsie, N. Y., November 22.
To-day Hackett & "Williams, as counsel for
Bobert G. Vassar, of New York, nephew of
the late John Guy Vassar, began suit in the
Supreme Court against all the heirs and ex
ecutors of the Vassar estate, declaring
that the College Hill property, which John
Guy Vassar belbre his death purchased for
the purpose of erecting an orpbansMidme
thereon, should not bejield by the executors
ofMr.Vassar's estatejthat while the will
and codicil iu reference to tbe property are
null and void, the executors' were not com
petent to take said bequest, and that John
Guv Vassar , died intestate .as to ..that pro p.
Wav ba handed
office of TBE
The General Offices of the Federal Steel
Company to be Located at Pftts
bar and Chicago Plans
for tbe New Cor
poration. Cleveland, November 22. The direct
ors of the Federal Steel Company completed
their business in this city to-day,, aad all of
them, with the exception of J. "W. Gates
and George "W. Douglass, who remain here
as a committee to finish detailed work as
signed to them, departed for their homes.
The committee work; was in relation to the
details of exchanging stock in the old com
panies for shares in the Federal Steel Com
pany. Mr. Douglass was found in the
lobby of the "Weddell House tins' evening
by a reporter and interviewed regarding the
""Will Cleveland be ignored and no office
of the consolidation be opened here ?" was
"No, I think not Cleveland is too im
portant a center, and it will have an office."
"But not the headquarters?" suggested
"No. The general offices will go to Chi
cago and Pittsburg, TJc main selling office
will.be in Chicago and the purchasing office
"Will the Cleveland office be for selling
"It will be a selling office."
"Will the works in this city be operated
separately under distinct managements ?"
"The details have not been arranged. I
think, however, that there will be a man
ager for the American "Wire Mill and a.
manager for tbe H. P. Nail Factory. There
will probably be a general superintendent
for all the works in.this city."
Mr. Douglass also said that the officers of
the Federal Steel Company had not been
elected, but would be chosen at a meeting
of the directors to be held in Chicago next
week. The promoters of the consolidation
of the wire rod, wire nail and wire fence in
dustries anticipate no serious competition
from outsiders during the next five years.
It is admitted byjbose withoutthe combina
tion that the first competing companies or
ganized will be unable to break the market,
and tbat it will be some years before there
are a sufficient number of rod and wire
mills in operation to cut a fignre as com
petitors in tbe industrial world.
8EYERE ON THE B, k 0.
A Railroad Journal of Baltimore Give the
Cttr Some Tart Advice.
tSPXCTAL TELEGEAX TO T1IS DISPATCH.1
Baltimobe, November 22. Eaniblelon't
Circular, considered the railroad authority
in the South, fn commenting on the annual
report of the Baltimore and Ohio, advises the
city and the Johns Hopkins University to
dispose of their stock. In this connection
the circular states that the people of Balti
more must some day realize tbat the Balti
more and Ohio Bailroad is no longer a home
institution, and tbat eventually its objective
point and major interest wilt be at New
York. It is wellto remember the peculiar
condition of the voting power of the- com
pany, and how easily a change of ownership
might be effected.
The capital stock of the Baltimore and
Ohio Company consists of, in round num-
trolled by 23 directors, 12 on the part of pri-J
vuio siucfe-aujuers, on me pari 01 me city
and 4 on the part of the State, but the Gar
rett family is in virtual command.
SINGULAR CASE 0FPUI80SINO.
A xOBng Man Djlng With Tjoekjaw Caased
by Nitric Acid.
SPECIAL TELEOKAK TO TBI SISFATCPU
Cabbondale, November 22. The story
of a remarkable case of poisoning comes
from TJniondale. Frank Fish, of Oneonta,
N. Y., a young man who has been visiting
at that place, went last Friday to Forest
City. "While there he obtained a small bot
tle of nitrio acid for medical purposes.
Going home the cork, by some means, got
out of the bottle and burned through his
clothes to his body, until it bnrned its,
strength out. The young man supposed that
it was only a severe payi in his side, until
he got borne and made an examination.
He was taken to Dr. Fish, at Dundaff,
and while the wound was being dressed the
paroxysms of pain were so greatthat lock
jaw seemed inevitable. A strong opiate
was administered and the young man was
taken back to TJniondale, where be now lies
in a critical condition. The spasms return
at intervals with violence.
AN EPIDEMIC OF DIPHTHERIA.
The Soldier and Pallors Orphans' School
at Xenla Obliged to Close.
rSPECIAL TSLEOKA1Z TO TILE DISPATCH.!
Columbus, O., November 3C The epi
demic of scarlet fever and dip Jia at the
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans' Home at
Xenia is creating great alarm. There are
900 children iu the Home, and 25 of them
are afflicted with tbe disease. The majority
of the cases are diphtheria. There has been
a large number of deaths, but the number
has not been given. The principal work of
the authorities in the premises has been to
suppress information about the scourge.
The Board of Trustees held a meeting
yesterday and ordered the schools dismissed,
and converted tbe school rooms into a
hospital. All the cottages have been
thoroughly fumigated. The Secretary of the
State Board of Health was there to-day, and
ordered the sick separated from those not
afflicted. This idea had not dawned upon
the authorities until it was suggested to
THRESHING MACHINES NOW.
The Latest Field for the Operation of an
Minneapolis, November 22. A sen tie
man named Fogel, of this city, is endeavor
ing to secure options on a number of thresh
ing mac line factories for the purpose of
offering them to English buyers. "With this
object in view he has asked the Minneapolis
Threshing Machine Company for an option
on its "West Minneapolis plant. President
McDonald is canvassing the sentiment of
the stockholders for their refusal or consent
to sell at a certain figure.
Fogel is also said to be negotiating with
the Minnesota Chief "Works, at Stillwater;
Aultman & Taylor, of Canton, O.; the Buff
alo Pitts, of Buffalo, N. Y., and other lead
ing companies. ,
NOW FOR THE DtCISIONX
All tbe Speeches Before tbe Parncl! Cora
mission Have Deen Concladed.
TjOndon, November 22. In tbe Parnell
Commission hearing Sir Henry finally con
cluded his speech at 3:30 o'clock. Pre
siding Justice Han n en said that the Court'
would not call for any further evidence.
Justice Hannen congratulated ..the counsel
on the completion of their tasks. He
"We must bear the burden a little longer.
One hope supports us. Conscious that
throughout this great inquest we Tiave
sought only the truth, we trust that we
shall be guided to find and setit forth plain
ly in the sight of all men,"
EgOBEMATION" IN ASTJl aad
the funeral custoeaa of tjSiMml are
Carpenter -.'-'in tmarfoTr,si'-Di--
PATrrsT'ars:- .r .e
transient Advwfn ewwits,
ttrra-f sales, etc., for ,
This is the Hard Problem
Lawrence Bank Officials -Are
Trying to Solve.
AFFAIRS STILL .MUDDLED:
The Liabilities Are tfot Eipected te
Be More Than -$500,000, '
AND THE ASSETS ABE
Things in connection with "the broken
Lawrence Bank begin to look a great deal
more hopeful for depositors. Director
Stewart says the assets are more than suf
ficient to cover liabilities if time is given to
realize. The bank has real estate aad
negotiable securities, and may reorganize on
a new basis. There were the usual scenes
at the bank all of yesterday. Depositors
crowded around the bank, with lowering
brows,' but no trouble occurred, Cashier
Hoerr is still absent with no explanation
given. The directors met and decided not
to attempt to reopen the bank.
The Lawrence Bank failure, notwith
standing, the fact of the many bankers' and
brokers' "I told yon so," continued to bo
the main topic for discussion yesterday,
even outside Butler street, where the result
acted like a congestive chill, both on busi
ness and in homes where no direct loss was
sustained. The "dollar-for-dollar" pay
ment talk was not balm-of-ttilead to bruised
hopes, for many a small business man knew
that, although he might have escaped him
self, his neighbor had not, and the loss of
the latter meant that of the former.
According to announcement, there was a
meeting of directors at the office of "Willis
F. McCook, Esq., in the Bakeweil build
ing, Diamond street, but it was somewhat
like Larry Keefe's party where "divel the
whole nose was there left but that an the
tay kittle," and that wa3 the one carried by
Mr. McCook, who preserved his equilibrium
ADVISED AGAINST OPENING.
In the morning Mr. McCook stated that
if the bank reorganized it would be against
his advice, as a bank was in one respect
much like a woman if its reputation were)
once smirched, no matter how good a show
ing it might make it wonld avail nothing.
At 2 o'clock the directors began to file
into Mr. McCook's office. There were
nearly as many reporters as bank directors,-'
in the corridors, and the latter were not dia-
posed to cultivate the acquaintance of the
lormer. tune reporter alter anotner mea
into Mr. Cook's office and were received
J -politely. In-fact; Mr. McCook was as" cool'
as Greenland a icy mountains, as genial as
India's coral strand and as self-possessed as
a Chesterfield. He did. not lose his balance,
and uniformly told what he saw fit with an
air and manner which said as plainly as the
nose on your face: "Yon gentlemen may be
persistent, bnt yon are at the end of roar
tether." Not so, President and directors,
however. They all. With the exception of
Mr. Flaccus, were as
short as pie CBTJST,
and broke snap in two whenever approached.
As reporters were at every door, and one
wonld pop in. every few minutes and ask a
question, get the grand bounce and retire, it
soon became apparent to the veterans that
they were objects of avoidance, if not aver
sion, and they decided to invest the office
and stay there until there was a capitulation
or complete repulsion.
This kind of tactics evidently did notsnit
the gentlemen'of tbe bank, for they began
to file down the elevator in ones and twos ,
at intervals in a manner intended to convey
the impression that the meeting was off and
they were off. Tbe ruse did not work,bowever, ,
and a reporter W3s detailed to occupy each
landing and reportthe result of observa
tions. Soon a report came that they had
gone into No. 7. the office of D. T. Watson,
Esq. -It was investigated in all its parts,
and the rumor was proven incorrect. Then
an assault was made On the office of "W. A.
Schmidt, room No. 8. Ml1. Schmidt de
clared that he knew nothing ot any meeting
except one In which the merits and de
merits of a certain nervine were being in
vestigated. Tbe reporters smelled their
game, however, and as the door was not
allowed to he opened far enough to permit a
good view, they demanded a dose of nervine
as a defense against the inclement weather.
They were refused, and left to speculate as
to the pros and cons of the quarry being
FLACCUS TAKEN UNAWARES.
Mr. Flaccns, who bad not received the
tip and knew not for certain tbe change of
base, came along, and, not knowing the
reportorial staff, asked to be directed to the '
place jif meeting. A bow was drawn at a
venture, and he was directed to Mr.
Schmidt's room and events awaited. After
15 minutes had elapsed and Mr. Flaccus ,
did not reappear, tbe door was opened gently
and, the facial lineaments of President
Young descried. A grizzled reporter of
great gall was deputed to enter and he did
so, ana was peremptorily ordered to vacate
and shut the door after him. Prudence
suggested that he had better comply, and
he complied. The transom was closed, and ;
"Sir. Schmidt took up a position ont
the outside of the door and began, to
recite heroic verse and the merits of
the patent nervine and kept it up- until the
conference was over. Some insinuated that
Mr. Schmidt was related to Ananias, bnt he
received their pleasantry good-humoredly, .
and meantime the gang held A conference,
and it was decided that oneshould assault
Mr, McCook when the meeting was over
and the rest each singled out the man he
thought he could work to the best ad
vantage. "When the meeting adjourned there was'a
rush for the elevator by the President and
directory, .each exclaiming as be passed the
gang, "See Mr. McCook." PresidentYonng
was captured in tbe elevator. Mr. Flaccus
was overhauled on the pavement, and one'
man was brought to bay on the asphalt
paved alley east of tbe Hay building, and
others caught in various places, but all got
away without explanation or bill of partic?
ulars except President Yonng.
TOUNO NOT TAIVKATIVE.
jMr. Young said that Mr. Long repudiated
the alleged interviews published in tome of
the morning papers. He also stated that
Mr. Hdferr was at the bank, bnt that he
could not be seen by reporters. Mr. Young M
further stated that the onlything decided
noon was to get all the money owed to the
bank, as far as possible, and meet tome time
agaitf to prepare a statement. For the rest
he said: "See Mr, JMcCook." As this ad--.
vice tallied with tbat of the Vice President,
and ail the directors, Hr. McCook? '
tackled. He Mid? '
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